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THUKWAT. I -I, V
! ijii.iinrAHi xi, ivm.
t. I'MXRII, KJHm t4 Proprietor.
tr II will he ftilJ by reference lo Ih prop
pleat U cut toiMhs, that William O. Ymiii;, Eq
i a candidate tor. re-eleelloH to the enV efl'leik ol
tb County durt tf fUWi totiufy, 1 W have bad
laaf-ftrtOTMl armhi'inmwttli Mr: Ysnu?. and know
turn to b A fin I tiU nu and an excellent clerk. II
iadividital writ, tad the req'liaire qualification e.111
e 01 til vie- tlia 'proper, rreomntetidatiotM for a candi
date, thm Bill O. Yoang 'taut be best .7
fttT" W i at)HHli4' to atiaourte VTM.'O.
YOUNG ai a randrUit !' ss-rfcclo lo I lie office
r cxzsz or ihi liui couxit coubt at iu
tasauig Aurtt eltction. ., , .. ,,
' "1 . "" IAD ACCIDajrT. ,; '
A rumor hat readied here that Rev! Dr. Bond,
u of die moat prominent Metliodial minister in
the State, war t erely injured a short time since
at Danville, Mi. " He was in a black imitli shop
examining a pistol which haul lain uboul the shop
several yean, and wm not supposed to be loaded.
While str iking the barrel on ome substance, it
went vff and the bullet passed tnlo Dr. Bund'
abdomen. It we feared the wound would prove
tUL ' . . , '' iX ,
ttrsnrzM dfriho m far VXeC .
Buaine is quiet. Tbe low price of wheat
lias to some extent stopped receipt. Wheat i
dull all over tbe country: it ha rone down five
cent on the biuhet-iii St. Louis in the hut four
Liy. Flour i very dull almost unsaleable in
St. Louis. No bacon in this market.
Three Keokuk nncketa are nnw mnttinar rrw.
ufaf trips, by which we are favored with a daily
irwil ilia ; lvate KeuJrtiey, . John McKee and
llcgulator. So soon as the river rites it Is f V
pectcd that too better boats wilt take the places
of the John McKee and 5 Regulator, vie: the
Jeannia Deans and Die-Vernon, , The river,
howeei", is now failing' -fast,' end lias been for
several day past; so much so, that unless there
is ihmge for the better soon, the Kate Kear
titj will nave, to retire from the trade awhile.'
.23" The fact that 271 persons, on Monday
night pledged their names to co-operate in ef
forts to suppress tha liquor; traffic by law,
vrould surprise any ono who had only .witness-
I the prevailing indifference a week or ten
laya ago; Mr. Snow's advocacy of the Maine
Liquor law has removed the Constitutional ob
jection entertained by many, and ha brought
into action In its favor, a stronger array of num
bertnj influence and : respectability. White
there are tome who still oppose the Maine Li-
(jUM Uw, one can Hardly be. round who will
MmMMii'wMi jimiii( au "alio wtsii ilmi no (iquor
were mado or sold in the Slate.,
' iir -Warecomptjiiedto defer number of boen sold in that prace before.' The truth was
communications till t ; wwlCIiH w.nt of;thi. new edition W a fin lW made in the
, V , . I
Tj Afler Rev. Mr. Snow's lecture to the
children, al the Baptist Church, last Sunday f
tc. oaon, 176 children signed the pledge.
' O A short lime since a number of liquor
sellers got together in St, Louis, and passed re
solutions declaring that laws agtynst selling li
quor on Sunday, were invasions pf the'rights of
liquor sellers a freemen I TIey expressed
themselves decided advocates of 'jSLral SuaWofi,'
as a substitute for the Sunday Jaw.
" O" Our neighbor of the Messenger talk
bout the .lone pillow on which the Salt River
Bridge U to repftae,. In providing their friend
luetmize Willi suoli a luxurious arraneement
-,- ... . a
as jnllovx, ihey might have had consideration
emugh to mike them of some more downy sub
slariue tl.uri it inc. . n. . , ,
For tht Ji vrnal.
, v &; I find in your last week's report
? the proceedings of the City Council, that the
Council 'rejected' a bill for medicine and medi
cal services which I sent up to them;
The fWln 4f thsj ?e sre briefly as follow:
I h requested by several perion to visit a
lady and br liUle girl, who were both lying
danjieroualy Sit; and for which aervice I did i ol
expect to receive one cent, a I was informed
the family was not in a condition to remunerate
But, perceiving that the cases would require
ay attention, iu all probability, for a week or
two, I Win induced to report, them lo Mr. Dow
ling, by whose direction I continued my atten
tion, until the patients were relieved. , Believing
I had acted iu accordance with the ordinance
regulating such cases, and that my demand was
just, I presented my bilb The Council has 're
jrcteu it; and thus, as I believe, have done me
injuries), though I 'doubt not the purity of the
Intention of that bodtf,
v ' DAVID T. MORTON.
ASD DrHl ASYLUM.
Mr. . W. Moss ha favored u with the
report of the Board of Coininiwionrr of the
Deaf and Dumb Asylum. The Board recom
mend that a auhtunlUI building, sufficiently
large and commodious to aecoinmodale at Ica.t
out) liur.dred pnpils, sfioald be provided for, and
state, that in their opiniou, uohta building as
kv ill ajy er both the present and future wants
of the Stale, will cost, as nr.r1y as they can as
cert tin, the sum of .f 40,000. a '
The Asyliam was opened for the reception of
pupils eu tlt hrt Aloiiday of NoveinLc-, 31
amines tliaf period, forty-five have enjoyed its
salvantair.es. o i
- At least 2i)0M)O wit oftiOo'oOO, appro
nrialed by Congress for tho erection fit tin
Capital Extrusion, have been squandered iu a
ninunrr that show gros corruption in various
mrtMa, high and low. '-' .
Tlie LouisviiU Courier lays that $5,000
year rent is paij for tha bar on the Telegraph
V . tut twuol mmo..:
l 1 i . : ' 'r fi t.. I ... .i
This sulijecl ha beer, (forcibly britlhl I tfore ,
Uie people of thtt city.iuring a week past, by
Rev. D. J. Snow. Ought the .(ralRo in intoxi-
oiling liquors to be suppressed by legislative
rr " " - : -i
and mniicijml f nnejtrteiilf ,lias utcotne a Most
exciting topic of conversation.'. Turt of the cx
cileinent it it true, hag arisen !Opon certain per
sonal matter. W itli these we (hall not make
it our business lo meddle, in any shape. (
The foundation in which the 'arguments in
fTOT-of the WTrpTWtirm-rjf the liquor traffic are
iniiinly to rest, wa brought rnore clearly itUo
view on Thursday" night,1 by reference .to the
Suppression of the slave trade, Mingrcst ue-
clared Uii traffic to be piracy; hot beoause there
can b ho property in lave, for our Conslitu
lion and the Usages of our society, recognlxe the
rights jr. 'such property,' , The slave trade was
suppressed en Account, of it inhumanity; and
for li inhumanity, the traflio in ardent spirit
should alio be put down by the ; strong arm of
the hiw. ' Entertaining ' this view of the que
lion, we now, proceed to lay before our reader
the ublance,of remarks on the. Mujno. Liquor
Law, made hut Monday night,- at the Baptist
Church, by, Mr. 'Snow. ' A law in l!ii Stutc
built on the model of that Isw, would probably
be the beal means of tuppreising a traflio (o in
jurious to the inoit exalted interests of society
Mr. Snow said thai the firsl provision of the
Maine L'quor.Law is that no liquor shall be
made or sold in the State of Maine for the pur
pose of drinking. It can be used and inanufac
lured for medicinal, mechanical, and sacrament
al purpose. Some may imagine that it would
be easy lo open a mediciuo storo, and sell it for
medicinal purpose. Well, a good many peo
plo did get sick very often, soon after the law
passed, but they soon found that they were not
allowed to -prescribe ' for themselves. Or you
may think that a man might open a store with
liquor for mechanical purposes, and ,tliat rum
might be supplied on various pretences; for in
stance a house to be raised, and a demand made
for liquor to help raise the house, that being a
mechanical purpose.' Bu tho Maine Liquor
Law prevents that also. Liquor sellers have,
however, resorted to a variety of methods of
engi'ging in this concealed traffic of ardent spir
its, just as our laws against counterfeiting aud
horse stealing cannot eutirely previ n'. the per?
pel ration of such crimes. . In one instance a man
opened a book store, with, apparently, a fine
stock of testaments, and a great many copies of
Pilgrim's Progress. Some men'seemed to have
4 become suddrnlv devolintuil, who Wl rtinllv
never read Pilgrim's Progress, and mor edi
lions of that work were soon sold thnn had vpr
shape of a book, and lubeled on the back, ' PiM
grim' Progress,' end .hroiigh an opening1 in the
box, the purchasers drew their spiritual conso
lation. Ci-binet shops were opened, and coffins
sold which contained more spirit than matter;
the vendors put liquor in their coffin. Thu!
it was sought to avoid the grasp of the officers
appointed to execute the law."
The Maine Liquor Lnv creates a new iflice:
it appoints an agent, or town liqu r. seller iti
each (own, who sell what may be neideJ for,
mechanical, or, medicinal, or, nicr. nn n!td pur
pose, llei oiiligcdto sell at cot. Ileenten
hrto bond, under heavy penalties, to pe rform his
Upon the statement of two men that they be
lieve a person nut authorized is selling liquor,
the magistrate issues a writ, t.nd if the liquor is
found as stated, it is destroyed. ' ' ' ' '
Liquor selling is thus driven into secret pla
ces by the law, and obliged to be done by steallh
and in darkness. In Maine, the kind of men
now engaged in selling liquor are tho same kind
as those engaged in' counterfeiting and horse
stealing men v ho dont care for law.
; Portland, the homu of Neal Dow, -tho author
of the Maine Liquor Liw, is an illiutmtinn r(
u cuccis. jib nau ueen someume euueavoring
to get this law,pised, but without success
until two years ago. A year before its passage
he reported to the city council, a Mayor, of
the city, that it would be necessary to build a
larger prison, the number of prisoners increasing
too fast lor the ono they had. The law passed
and in Ills nexl message, he stated that the pris
on was large enough, and would be sufficient for
the nexl fifty years. With "one' fourth of the
population twenty years ago, more prison room
was required than now. . . .
He would not dwell much further upon the
Maine Liquor Law, except in relation toils
constitutionality. .' :
It is plainly "said, and firmly maintained by
many, that tho Maine Liquor Law is unconsti
lutional. . Why j Because, sny the objectors
it destroys property and Interferes with trade
whereas, the constitution guaranties to men tliei
rights of property. Now, let u uian erect i
this city any building which the citizens believe
to bo a nuisance, and see if it would not be torn
down. Let a citizen undertake to set tiu
slaughter-house or lannery iu the centre of the
city, and it would very soon be removed or
toru duwn, constitution or no constitution
Property cease lo be personal, when it becomes
injurious to the interests of society. A counter
feiter, for instance, has property usef in hi
butiness, worth hundreds and thousand o( dol
lars; his platej, the most valuuble part of his
capital, sometime cost several thousand dollars
Here is an instance of a man mealed became
he h. property. His property is la'eu from
him, and fie is sent to the penitentiary, and all
this is done because his business is injurious to
the Interests .f society, II is the privd -ga oi
the law lo say what i a nuisanve. Maine has
pronounced tha tnvuifactiire and sale of liquor
within that State a ji'ysautje, and It.: '1 ill be done
herWtoc. ' ' I
1IANNIHAL JOUKNAL, FEBRUARY 24, 1853.
A lawyer in this county had laid that the
Miine Liquor Lnw i was uiioonstilutional, be-
caujHjnng a laxv of a Mate Hiconllicl with
f,'"0" con.Utution winch aay.
na xjuiivrrai -mm it imrn riiTiiitiTti xtjtii wm vvva
wimmefce wh other nwlion or.the ,erih, jnu
w uii t nuian 1 nut?. : ino conaiiiuuoia uocs my
that; but, if you eive it auch latitude of conatruo-
. t . . .1 m " , . !.t
lion inai iiie main Liiquor iow can eoniuci wim
it, what become of uP The 'idea of 'a hlwyer
who know anything about law, aaierting tlmt a
Slate hut no constitutional right to regulate her
ownMhlernal commerce', struck him a 'absurd.
It he had a toy live year old, who enredine
llifs constitution three - time carefully should
come lo hiin with such t construction, he would
thrash hiin'. ' 1
These constitutional objection put him in
miild of a preacher, when commenting on the
text in relation to faith coming by hearing. . lit
had great reliance on St. Paul, .who , wrote the
text, end on Mr. Wesley, Who had expressed
the same opinion; and he knew they were smart'
er llinn himself; but he begged leave to differ
from both: for he knew a man so deaf he could
not bear: thunder, yet. that man had fuith. Like
this preacher, lawyers are ome:imel found, with
out knowledge enough of law to kill them, who
defy, or do not know lhedeciion of the United
Stales Supreme Court, by which it has been de
cided that a state has power to put down this
trufllc. Five judges of the supreme court de
cided that the states have this right. Since Web
ster, with all the power of his gigantic intellect
argued this case for the liquor sellers of Boston,
j ear ego, they have never carried a case up to
the United Slates supremo court.' ' "
II is true that a Slate cannot prevent the im
portation of ardent spirits; it cannot interfere
with laws of the United States regulating com
merce with foreign nations, but the moment an
article passes, through the hands of the impor
ter. United States importation laws cease to
exercise over it any control. The Maine Li
quor Law will allow a man to import for his own
use, but not for traffic; the moment a cork is
drawn for the latter purpose, the liquor is sub
ject to seizure by state officer.
The Rhode Island law contained a provision
conflicting with the Slate constitution, and
was on this account that its operation has been
suspi n led by a decision of the supreme court of
tha Slate. Since its suspension iho most dis
orderly scenes have beeu enacting iu that Stale.
Since the Massachusetts Liquor Law has
been in force the most strenuous efforts hare
been made to put it down. Boston got rid of the
provisions of the law, by turning out her city
Marshal. Rather than have the law enforoed,
its opponents had the Marshal turned out, leav
ing nobody ta CJ.foicc it. Wo hve now a
chance to compare the state of affairs where the
law is in force with that where it is not in forest.
It is enforced at Lowell, and everywhere but at
Boston, aud the result is that all the drunkenness
in (he State is wallowing iu the gutter at Bos
It is certain that a man cannot get drunk if he
cannot get liquor. By destroying the distille
ries, (he rectifying establishments and the dram
shops, you apply the ax to the root of the tree.
But it is said that laws of that character can
not' be passed in this State. He guessed it
would pass in Hannibal, if a vote of her citizens
were taken to-morrow. So it would, in every
place in the State, except St. Louis, which was
a big grog-shop, though it was improving,
R1FYINO THK CUBRENCx.
Wat of Repudiated Note- ty 8Uck them np so that yon
may always see them.
The Board of Broker of this til yi" at their
meeting yesterday, resolved, unanimously, not
to receive on deposit e,1 nor to purchase at any
rate of discount, the note-. of the
Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Com
pany; nor of the 'Bank of America, Washing
ton City, payable at Milwaukee, both George
Smith's concerns. . - . .
Nor the 'Macomb County Bank, a spawn of
the owners or the Illinois River Bunk, Peru, II
linnis. 1 '
Nor the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, at
Now Brunswick, N. J-, defunct there, but re
vived in Illinois.
To these, we add the names of nineteen oth
ers, heretofore repudiated, and two of which
nave since jailed!
Illinois River Bank, Peru, III,
M. B. Osbouie's check on the Rock Island
Merchants' and Mechanic' Bank of Chicago,
in., nov rrgisi-reu
Bank of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, not reg
Chiungo Bank of J. II. Burch & Co., dated
L,i:tte l ulls. N. Y.
Bank ol Chicago, Seth Paine & Co.
Memphis Savings Institution, Memphis, TeU'
Exchange Bank, New Orleans, Jacob Barker,
Ohio Saving Institution, Tiffin, Ohio.
Illinois and Rock River Railroad Company.
Fox River Bank, Dundee, III.
Oswego and Indiana Plank Road Co.
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, Quincy, llli
noia. i '
Logansport Insurance Co.
Union Plank Road Company, Michigan City,
Belvidcre Bank of Alex. Nealy, Pittsfield,
Mas. 1 ' '
Richmond's Exchange Bank, Wis.
Illinois Safety Fund, Co., Napierville.
Oswego Plank Road Company checks, Joliet,
XELAICHOLY ACCIDENT. . J
A son of our friend, Jacob Johnson, had the
misfortune, on Wednesday, to loose his life
lie took down a large bored gun, belonging to
liar, family, and put his foot upon the hammer
of the look, sprung it down, and put his mouth
lo the muzzle to ascertain whether it was loaded
or not; and while in the act, his foot slipped off
f the hammer, and. the gun fired, driving die
ball into his mouth and head, passing at an as
cending angle of about forty-five degrees. He
lived nesr fifteen' minutes and expired. The
youth wa6 about seventeen, and lived with hi
father, some four tiii'e south of this place.
Bluwninglon Republican. ' ' ' ' t
f The New Lucy isieing it-buiit.
FBOCEtOIHOI tt A TZKFXBAXtX IMMII HZLD
If THU CITY 0?I WEDNESDAY, TKTfM- :
' DAY, nilDAY AirO MONDAY.
"" TheTtemperanee meeting couvenetf in the M.
E. fChuroh ' (South,) on , Wednesday evening.
t eb. loth, and was organised uy cnoosing isaac
L. Holt, Esq., Chairman; and A. h. IMcLoy,
Secreiary' After wltich, the audience listened
lo the address of the evening, lhesubject being.
The Physiological Effect of Drunkenness.'
. . 1st, Upon the bleod, the great agent of phys
ical life, from which all the other substances of
the system are supplied. . Alcohol is not con
vertible into Wood, and, therefore, not adapted
to the uses of the system. Alcohol vitiates and
poisons the blood. . ,
2d, Upon the stomach, the great agent for the
manufacture of blood. He exhibited a set of
drawings by Dr. Sowell, of Washington City, to
show the appearance of the human stomach.
- 1st, In a healthy slate, it appear of a beauti
ful, pale, pink color, in which no system o
blood vessels can be discovered.
. 2d, In the stomach of the drunkard, abenuti
ful network of veins is developed, which gives
to it an inflamed and fiery appearance.
8d, After a debauch, these blood vessels ap
pear greatly distended and inflamed.
4lh, In case of one dying with delirium Ire
mens, the glands of the stomach secreting the
gastric juice, become enlarged and excited. Ul
cerates and becomes soft like a jelly. The three
coats of the stomach are often destroyed.
this condition it refuses to receive anything.
It is one running sore. In order that the ito
mach may gain its healthy action, this acrid poi
son must be entirely removed. Whenever al
cohol comes in contact with the delicate tissues
of the system, it produces the same results.
This was shown by the cancer in the eye.
The soapy tumor on the neck, caused by Alco
hol. Alcohol combines the opposite qualities of
a narcotic, and irritant poison. It is both stu
pifying and acrid. Some die from the first -of
these effects, in which case the whole nervous
system is paralysed and destroyed by its nar
cotic influence, and the victim dies in a drunken
sleep. In (he other case, the nervous system
becomes so excited that its narcotic influence
does not take place, and he dies amid the hor
rors of delirium tremens. The lecturer gave
the awful details of several cases of delirium
tremens, which will long be remembered by
those who listened to them. Altogether it was
a most startling and impressive exhibition of the
physical woes of the drunkard. After the lec
ture was concluded,
On motion of Mr. John B. Lewis, a commit
tee of seven four gentlemen and three ladies
were appointed by the Chair, to nominate and
report at our next meeting, a regular business
committee, who may give expression to the sense
of the meeting, and direction to its action. The
Chair announced the following as the commit
tee: ' Genrtetiwn. Ladies.
John B. Lewis, Mrs. Smith,
A. S. McCoy, " Ford,
Mr. Pitt, Miss C. Haines.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
ISAAC L. HOLT, Ch'n.
A. S. McCoy, Seo'y.
Thursday Evening, Feb. 17.
The meeting was organized by the election of
J. C. Waugh, Chairman, and A. S. McCoy,
Secretary. The committee appointed on the
previous evening, reported the following as the
committee to draft resolutions expressive of the
sense of this meeting:
Rev. Mr. Modiset,
J. C. Waugh,
Miss M. Moss,
Which report was adopted, and,
On motion, the committee empowered to fill
vacancies in their own body.
The audience then listened to the lecture of
the evening. Subject The Social Evils of the
The social relation between the liquor seller
and his customers, differs from the same relation
in every branch of business. The more inti
mate their business relation is, the more distant
is their social relation. A manufacturer and
dealer in alcohol viewed as a philanthropist, a
patriot, a Christian, a member of the neighbor
hood, and the family circle. In eich one of these
i . ? i , ...
reiauons ne was maae to appear in anything
rather than an enviable light.
: The following preamble and resolutions were
offered by Rev. D. J. Snow t
Whereas, We believe that the manufacture and
traffic in intoxicating drinks is' one of the
chief causes, if not the principal cause, of all
the crime, vices, riots, and disturbances of the
happiness and peace of families, which curse
society iu its various forms, and
Whereas, The responsibility of any business
i ruinous to the good of society, i snared be
tween those who engage in, and those who
tolerate that business: therefore,
Resolved, That we rtgard all distilleriei, rec
tifying establishments, dramshops, and all other
houses appropriated in whole or in part to car
rying on the manufacture and traiio in intoxi
cating liquors as beverage, to be public nuisan
ces, which ought to be abated by law.
Rfsolmd, That those who are engaged in the
manufacture and sale of whisky, or any other
intoxicating drink, are pests to society, and
snoum ne so regarded by ull good citizens.
Resolved, That it is our duty, as philanthro
pists, as patriots, as Christians, and as members
of the domestic circle, to do all in our power, by
the use of lawful and honorable means, to drive
the manufacture and traffic in ardent spirits and
ati intoxicating drinks out of the oily of Hanni
On wotkMi, they wre adopted.
Ou motion the meeting adjourned.
i Fur the Jovrna
J. C. WAUfilf, Ch'n'.
A. S. McCoy, Seo'y. ! . !
Friday1 Evening, F eb. 18.
The meeting convened in the" "Methodist
Church, (South,) and wa organised hj.the
ilectwn or Judge draper, wiairman, auu o.
McCoy, Secretary. The meeting was opened
with prayer, after which a temperance ode was
sung by the Son of Temperance, who were
present in the regalia of Iheir order.
The following report was then read by Jhe
Secretary, Mr. J. C. Waugh : ; -
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE.
The committee appointed by the meeting of
the citizens of Hannibal, held in the Methodist
Episcopal church, (South,) on the evening of
17th inst., for the purpose of reporting some
plan of operations, by which the suppression of
the manufacture and traflio in intoxicating li
quors may be suppressed, beg leave to report
1. Resolved, That the several churches in this
city be, and that they are hereby requested to
uniie logi-iuer on some on evening in eawi
month in the year, in holding a concert of prayer
for the success of the movement now going on,
for the suppression of the manufacture and
traffic in intoxicating dunks.
2. Resolved, That we recommend the forma'
lion of an association for the purpose of promo
ting the suppression by legislative and munici-
pal enactment, of the manufacture and traflio in
intoxicating drinks, said association to be formed
under the provisions of the following
Art. 1. This Association shall be known as
the Hannibal City Liquor Law Reform Jlssoci
Abt. 2. The object of this society shall be lo
aid in suppressing, by law, the manufacture and
sale of intoxicating drinks in the city and
Art. 3. Any person subscribing to the Con
stitution, and paying into the treasury of the ao
ciety the sum of not less than ten cents annual
ly, shall be entitled to a membership in this as
Art. 4. The officers of this society shall be
a i n-Mi inn , six vice t resiuenis, one lady
, .1 - a
ana one gentleman irom eacn ward in the city
a Secretary and Treasurer, and a Board of Man
agers composed of two ladies and one gentle
m in from each ward in the city, to be elected
semi-annually, and to hold their offices unti
their succeors are elected.
Art. 5. The officers and managers shall con
stitute a Board of Solicitation, who shall at their
earliest convenience district the city as they
may deem best, and solicit every citizen over
the age of fourteen years lo unite with this asso
ciation. Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the officers
and managers of this association to suggest from
lime to time, such measures as they may think
best adapted to promote the objects of this asso
ciation. Art. 7. The Secretary and Treasurer shall
perform the duties of similar officers of other as-
Btwintinn ftnrl ffnnrt
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made by Una organization, and the condition of
'"w'i Tt,. -u.n .,., ..,.,..
...w .v,, .d u,u reguiany
lerly meedngs, and may be called together
at any lime by the President, at the request of
any mree or me ouicers or managers.
" y. ine annual meetings of this society
shall bj held on the first Monday in May.
The resolution were discusaed, and adopted j
eparately, by a rising vote, in which the over
whelming audience entered with a hearty good
The 5th article of the Constitution was, on
motion of Col. McDannold amended by striking
out tho words 'over fourteen,' and inserting
On motion, a committee of five were appoint
ed by the chair, to carry into eftect the organiza
tion indicated by the second resolution of the
committee report. The Chair announced the
following as the committee:
Thos. McDannold, J. C. Waugh, J. Rich
mond, Wm. McDaniel, Richard Lacy.
Subieot of the evening's lecture 'The histo
ry and efficiency of the Sons of Temperance.'
The old temperance movement under such
men as Lyman Beecher, Wilbur Fiak and Dr.
Cole, gave the first impulse to temperance re
form. This was succeeded by the great
Washingtonian reform, which last was fol
.1 v. .. 1. . : . : p . i. o m
itu tne ui iii4iiuii ui me auni ol tem
perance, which gave permanency and stability to
this great moral reform.
On motion, the committee iust annointed. ba
allowed till Monday evening to make their re
On motion, adjourned.
Z. G. DRAPER, Ch'n.
A. S. McCot, Sec'y.
Monday Evening, Feb. 21.
An immense concourse or the citizens of
Hannibal convened in the Baptist church, on
Monday evening, Feb. 21st, to listen to the con
eluding lecture of the Rev. D. J. Snow, on the
subject ot temperance. The meet ma- was or
ganized by the election of Col. McDannold,
Chairman, and Rev. A. S. McCoy, Secretary.
The exercises were opened with prayer; after
which the audience listened to the address of
the evening. Subiect The Main Liouor Law.
The lecturer commenced by comparing the Hy
dra destroyed by Hercules, to the monster of
intemperance. The Maine Liquor Law is that
Hercules, that has already begun to deal his
ucauiy oiows al the seat oi the monster's lire
Its ltA(lincr fonlnroa am
1st. There shall be no liquor manufactured or
sold in the Stale of Maine, for drinking purpo
ses. He detailed some of the ludicrous attempts
at evading this law. It allows liquor to be sold
for mechanical and medicinal purposes. A man
sets, up a cabinet shop, and sells coffins filled
with whisky Another sets up a book store.
and sells tiu cases filled with liquor, made in the
form of books, and labeled 'Pilgrim's Progress '
n.i.i. t, t
To prevent these violation of the law, it pro
vide, 2d. For the appointment of a Tows) Liquor
Seller, who take an oath, and give ecurity
for the faithful performance of hi duties. He
receive his liquor from the publio manufactory
and furniihes it lo the people al cost. When
any two men depose that they believe liquor to
be sold at a certain hous, an officer at onoe is
sues hi writ against the keeper ef it. He
showed the effects of the law in the city of Port
land. It bad saved (150,000 there in one year,
by enabling tl era to dispense with the erection
or a new prison, whiol) had heoome indispensa
ble before the passage of this law. But it is ob
jected to lhi law, that it i unconstitutional. It
destrryi property and interfere with trade.
in reply to this, it yrps said, that property ceases
to be jronfi whrn it interferes with the inter
ests of society. " For ihslance, counterfeit plates'
ajrc seized wbereveMliey oa b found,- rw -neVt
ter what their value. . ,f
But, my Hot liquet b Imported fron) Kbroad?
For private purposes it may. But not lo be
sold; for the moment the form of the package,' "
as it passes through the custom house, is
changed, u passes ueyonr. tne protection of tha
tariff regulations, and falli under the Slate law.
But is not this jaw. qntilrary la the cahtfdution
of the IJnited 3tates?ivJiicU CQnfcr.oa.Conari'
.1. ! . 1 m i .1 r-i -1
i ne power oi reguiauug iraue. j ui me uon
stitution does witli restpectto ourrade wfcri for
eign nation and with I lie Indian tribes, but not '
iu regard lo the Internil trade'of the sereraf
States. Thi case was' argued for. the,. liquor
seller o Boston by Daniel Webster before the
Supreme Court of the Unl'ed Spates, and faff
decided by the Judge of the court t6 bo consti
tutional. 1 he Kliode Isliin ljxy failed only be-,
cause one single clause in It was pronounced
be unconstitutional, which vitiated the whole
statute; but the principle on which the law
was based, remains untouched.'
The lecturer then referred to the cheering
prospect there was, of the Maine Liquor Law
being enacted in the State of Missouri " At the
conclusion 6f the lecture, the committee appoint
-.1 . - : . m r it .
cu iu nuiuiiiuic uiucers lor llie Xjlcltlor LttlVf it- ' "
form Association, reported the following list, of
officers, al) of which were unanimously elejV T-
; president, ,
DR. D. T. MORTON. ,
VICE PR ESI DENTS.' "
1st Ward Mrs. Smiih.
D.J. Garth. - -.1
2d Ward Mrs. Ford, '.'.'' t . - ' i
Z. G. Draper. :
3d Ward Mrs. Strong, ' ' , : . .' '
' J.Richmond.' '" ' vIT
, SECRETARY. .n .
J. C. Waugh. ' .
irkasOrck.. : T ; , V . i
Wm. McDajiel. '!. r.i
MANAGERS. , " ' K
1st Ward-Mrs. Haines,
Mrs. Clemens, . , ' '
Joel Harris. ' '
2d Ward Mrs. Horr,
Foster Ray. ,
3d Ward-Mrs. Goodwin, ' ' " ' ', '
Mrs. Levering, . . '
John B. Lewis, . ' '
While the report of the committee was being
read, papers were circulated through the con
gregation to obtain signatures to the Associa
tion, which resulted in the gratifying announce
ment that ftio hundred and seventy -out names had '
The following resolution was then offered lv
Rev. A. S. McCoy: '
Having listened .daring the pat wttt tu li. '
lectures of Rev. D. J. Suow, on the subject of
T ml ...
t in v.Jo will l ILli 1 SVIlItsB Ui
the eflicienl and valuable service which he has
renereJ 1,16 cau:e f. temperance amongst ,,
juutfeu, a taxi we en press our tim cn45 at '
, oy nis eloquent exhibitions of the evils of the
, liquor traffic; and that we express eur earnest
wish that a similar course of lectures miifht h
delivered in every town throughout the State. 1
Which was adopted by the vast assemblage '
rising 10 ineir ieei.
On motion, the Secretary was requested to '"
lurmsn an account of the proceedings of this
meeting to the city papers, lor publication, and
that the Temperance Battery be requested to
The audience were then favored with a tem
perance song from Mr. Higgins. ' "
On motion, the meeting adjourned. , " .
mus. AicUAKNOLD, Ch'n,
A. S. McCov, Sec'y. , ,
In tins cily, on Sunday, (lie 13 h inst., MATUETTA
AMANDA, aged 5 months and sixteen daya, youngat
daughter of Harrison and Eliza KUFFNKR. Tha
following lines froni Thomas Ward, a living American.
poei,ar ueauium ana appropriate lo tt occasion as
Thou bright and s'ar-like spirit,
That in my visions wild,
I set 'raid heaveu's seiapliic boat,
Oh! canal thou be my child
My grief is quencUd in wonder,
And rr'dea'rest my sighs; .j;
A branch liuia this unworthy stock.
Now blossoms in the skies.
Our hopes of thee were loftyi .
But have we cause to grieve?
Oh! could out fondest, purest wish
A nobler late coacieve?
And I, thy earthly teacher,
Would uluh thy powers to see;
Thou ait to m a patent oo w,
And I a child to tiled
Thy soul, so uninstructed,, j
While in this lowly state,
Now treads tha sunny track of spheres
Or reads (lie Boak of Fate. ;. ,
Thine eyes ao eiiibej in vision
Now range Ih realms of spaoe .
Look down upon tha rolling stars
Look up to God'a own face.
Thy little hand so helpless.
That scarce its toys could hold, ' '
Now elaspi its mate in holy prayer, "
Or strikea a harp of gold.
Thy feeble feet unsteady, ' ' ' '
That tottered aa they trod,
With angela walk Ih heavenly ptif '
Or stand before their Cod.
NpHs thy tongue te-a skillful, '
Itefore the throne divine,
' l is pleading for thy parents' weal '
Aa one the; p.syed for thine,
V'hat bliss is formed ofsoiio'wl 1
-Tii never sent iu rain
Tt heavenly aurgeon maim to save,
He give no Useless pain,
I ',, . ll,'e"'"P herelotoi existing between,
X Ulatchlo.,1 &, Vb.tney ia hereby dissolved by
mutual consent. Our busineas will be cloaed by tith
er partner at our Hanking House. '
JNO. a KLATCHFOBrv .
It. 8. WHITNKY.