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Atlk PEARSON; PnbllKfilitff AffCMt.
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VOL. 9. NO. 6.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATUHDAY SRPTEMltfvlt 17j 1853;
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WHOLE WORLD'S TEMPERANCE CONVENTION.
' We give on abridged report of this most importr
' Mat convention, from the Iribuno :
T. W. Hmoinson. on taking tlio clinir, snid : I
' ee I have work before me, nnii shall try to do it
ha best I may. I nm glad Hint wo nro met ncrc
fcvdnv. I nm tflnd of the purposo thnt brines us
here to-day. Cot us understand our purpose dis
tinctly on the onset. Let it ho understood, onec
- iTorjMlt what 11 Id this Convention 5s. This is not
t Woman's Bight Convention, it ic simply a Con
vention in which Woman is not wrm-godi itnd that
If enough. Loud applause. It is what it aims
to be, in spirit if not in numbers, a While II orld't
. Temperance Contention. It claims to bo so, anil it
rightly claims It, because its spirit is what should
be the spirit of the whole world in carrying on the
" "Temperance-movement a spirit which knows no
' limitations of sect or sex which knows no limitn-
lions of station or color-whieh knows ho lirnita
. tion except thai between thoso who carncsly desire
to propagate the Temperance movement against
th' iso who would Stand In its wnyi who perhaps
know not what they dm It is in this sense that
this is a World's Convention ; it is world-wide in
its spirit ; and it is on this account that I stand
here. I am glad to sco it is a Convention blessed
. in its due share, in a duo and sufficient proportion
with women as well ns witli men, becauso if it is
to bo a successful Temperance Convention; vie
fBUtt have women, or they must tukB part in our
deliberations ; otherwise' it would be such as would
lead me to say nothlngi Once for all, I will make
allusion to tlia original circumstances which called
forth this Convention and I hope it will bo tho
only allusion that will be miidii during our delib
erations. Lot mo say that w who came tmt from
the preliminary inciting that first projected the
World's Convention, wt) who citiut! out then, were
reproached for coming out, when thoy said to ns,
how could you, who lovo tho Temperance citusb so
tvell, fursnko it by coming out from that meeting i
How could you dare to risk the Temperance cause
- by starting out on that occasion. A o say it was
because we" Iinttt Hint by staying in wo woro risk
ing the TOtflpernnco catted by excluding one-hall
hf the hiiiflrtn race, whosC htttrtsi whoso bends,
hnd whose hrtrtd Wrist bo kept In tlit) Temperance
movement, because" thtf cnnirrt btf spared; Loud
Applause.) Atld wc thtmglrt that men who tried
lo eaftf Oat tho TomporuncO movoment without
the cooperation of women, were like tho boy who
tried to row his boat with only one oar.--- He ' con-
' rinitod rowing round and round in the East River
... tho wlrnle" diii'j tftlt rat nu t uheJ ul(J no pmc-
, , teas, and ' thotiht the" Temperance wen who
" nly warfted to r6w w"ith trh oar wonM be in n
''! tiuiilar prcdienmWi!,- Snd as wW wished W make
: progress In tliB Tomperanco movement) w mado a
. strike at once for two oars; and wo' have got them
: here. Loud applause.
' Miss Antoinette Brown, was enthusiastically
received. She said, after souto previous remarks :
Tdiri nien could sco themselves1
As womon see them.
Ii w'tfirfd r$f S thftnt from many a blunder; 1 lUfrc
fione to bequeath a new pbvsical orgnnixation ?
. Is thoro no bulm in Uilcad for tho parching drunk
ard's blood? Is there no physician to allay the
irriperativc craving for stimulants? Alas, that the
Mrogglo against temptation should have been
warped. It is a conflict which must be ceaseless
TrtiMh' citd; Men who liato hearts, let your
Jfgftl sophistry sleep ftv tt while,- and let your com
passion bo urousou for tho' children, of whom
Christ sa"id, "of such is tho kingdom of lfcave'n."
look at their degradation tin they nro cursed
with drunken parents.- 1uuk n(Av H this dear
little faco. It would be fair enough, if there were
only a soul life to flash over it. lint it is an almost
blank vacuity. You read there impressions of n
' gross naturo, notwithstanding nil that baby inno-
eence. Yet you see a shadow over that faco, ro
. fleeting tho past and pTophetio of the future.
- . IIIA Alll. iL.i I. x 1
ruur cninr; viim inut worn uiuu iacc smoiiiurcu
dirt and filth. Fit emblem of vour lifo is the
little mole that lives undor ground. Thore is sun-
; shine in the sky, but you will novor look upward.
You may well bow vour head, for vour one talent
is rolled tm m the napkirt of parental sin. (od of
' justice, must ftrertf be every year thousand of such
-' children born in our land? Hero' is anothcV child,
with baby sintlos and babv toars crossing each
- other down its t.wd'.- CNishin!? un from its littla
heart-fountain, struggling cacu fur tho mastery.
If Ood would only take' her to Heaven now, she
would become one of the' h floppiest of angel clier
' rt ; but the fevered effect of the' wine4;tip' dftliri-
4Una.U I r..'.- .... 1 .1. ' . . ,1 . Ml
- -aui uvncviiua tiicuun iivr iikc uiiu viiu wifcia win
- . ween over her own toars1 And will pluck out the
anriliers while she is yot told that tho wine-Cup wilf
wipe on tuose tears better than tne shame that
caused thenr.- HiM will lio down in an Ciirly
grave; the' earth will not be moistoned by of singlo
- tear; no flowers will grow up over itr weeds and
. thistles will grow there',' arid the' old sexton will
throw them down with his sn;le, as ho' passes on.
Has the law nothing to answer for in all tliisfj
' May good mon be allowed to sign thdr names to
. tnotum a tm.fEo which prodnoes results like' these?
' Must they continue to sanctify' intampcranco, and
. mane tne worm Duy their soul destroying drink,
and then talk of a cood moral chnVucter of tlim-
seWes? Itumsellers good moral characters? ' The
' thiof, tho murderer, tho libertino, can lay as good
a claim to a good moral character as the patentees
and Datronixors of alcohol. that o-nnuinn oil- nf
licentiousness i iney ought to tie weighed In the
balance together, to sco which will be found want
-I Hoeucc Grhlev, merely wVhe-f to niako' f&
,., mark relative to tho ninth resor&ion, which rcfer
uTed to the position which law and government
ought to tako with regard to'.etich1 crimes and
, cause of evils oa the liquor traffic. He frequently
, heard men say in this rum-soaked City that you
i should not enact tho Maine Law because vou t-an-
1 1 not enforco tlio Maine Law. Now ho considered
'that was the strongest reason why they should on-
. it. u r... iatnn .i.ni. ....lw -
. eAimjul nrnj'.tiitA illfiinticido in tlllH f7!fv. nnA ilmv
i .knew that that form of crimo was. very prevalent
Sm tk. nva.nn . Ann in tliA wnrlil line Wn'a that nnr
..I . reason for having no law against infanticide 1 Not
i any. But rather a vory good reason why such a
i .law should bo enacted. Hear,- hear.' There
in were ahont 0,000 licensed grog shops' in this City,
j i. 1.1 r i Aiut ... i. Yiu i: j
i' . The Police probably knew better than ho did about
.i i :. i i r ii i i
--.ue nw Buuiuvr, - nu. vuum n uuu iiutu tuij
.. Influence with those miserable unlicensed places
j ! .while there remained so many authorised by laws
i la sell the liquor? Give them tho Maine Law and
t they would see what 600 tdntperanrd moo would
i .M able to do in carrying it out. They would at
IMat have all those glaring sign-boards taken down;
and they would have tho bottles of colored liquors
taken from tho windows where thoy were placed
to tempt in tho poor victims of Intemperance.
They would at lenst drive all the drihkttlj; to the
uaoic cellars, and, ny doing so, many, a sulnect ot
temptation would ho sated frnni falling: Ho did
not consider thnt tho public will or inclination was
always tho proper basis for a lowi A law should
he Dosed upon cssentirn righteousness; and then it
should challenge pitblic sentiment to coilforhiity
thereto. If we had laws formed in rigtitcaHshcss,
there would be, in the bltchce of such laws; such
a powerful moral influence1 cbllMntilly exerted in
bringing public smitimMit and public itntion in
conformity therewith, lib prococded to show tho
practicability of tho Mllitl Law, and concluded
by ad vising a determined effort to secure a major,
ity in its favor at tho nct.t blcetion.
Letters wcro read, in Viliiiili Neal Pow, writes:
I see neither the wisdom or expe
diency of excluding women from TomperancO Con
ventions ; their earnest, equal and powerful co-operation
I earnestly desire. , ,.
Truly, yours, Nn.il: tib'iv.
S. P. Chase writes: The great
cause which the Convention ascmblcs to promote
has all my sympathies ; mid certainly, in tho ad
vancement of that cause, I would admit no distinc
tion which would exclude from activo participation
in labors and counsels for its promotion, nny of
thoso whom Hod has gifted with intelligence, hu
manity: and disposition to share them, and who
art!; JitfiinllS above others, interested in their re
S. P. CHASS!
Jaies Hfssfeii LowEiiti, writes:
Mr Dear Stti : It will b(S out of rny power to
attond tho World's Convention: I can only declare
that I sympathize heartily with ilhy movement that
shall promote Tcmpbraricc; or Shall elevate man or
woman socially or morally: The nro niUBt be left
to tho caro of individual experience.
Yours truly; J: R. LorVfctx;
The' following extract from a lettor received from
James lt.U'iiiiTux; of Dublin, was redd tu tho Con
vention: "In regard to tliii Tcntpb'ntocc Contfintionj ! find
myself in entire ngrccmcnt with yoti; and I wish I
could send you ovf'r a body of Irish sympathizers.
Xhcro is one well-known female
advocate of Toctotnlism in Ireland, Sirs. Carlisle,
now an rigCd hrdy of over "0 ttfiirs, I should say ;
slid has labored long and well; nnd I never heard
thnt she was considered out of hf!r sphere when
addressing public assemblies: I have heard her
frequently; but she is known better in Kngland
than Ii-i'lirnd; fie'vprrtl ye'rfrs ngo; in London; I
heard two written, (soldiers' wives, I think,) ac
ceptably nldrfsa it larg". pnblio meb'ting on Temperance.-
I rtin not able to sfcnd
ymi any expression of feeling on Ibis subject, from
Temperance Societies in this country, pnrtly bc
cause tin! Silbje'ct has not cotno before tlifcm, and
partly b'rituso wo havti ffc'w organized associations.
I'ho wealthy classes in society take little' ptfrt in
the movement, so thnt our operations consist chief
ly in addressing small bogie's; who are associated In
what we -ohU "Uonefit mid Morality Societies,''
composed of workingme'o.- Miiny (If thb'Sb socie
ties consist of Teetotalers,
"Your truly, James II ACoiiToNf''
Iloitftce Mif!f writes: ..''.'."'.
WEST NEWTON; May 21,1853.
rVS.tfi SiS: I havo road the full dblmto, ns report
ed, of your mt'tlrtg; and I assure you, my sympa
thies aro with you.
I have a strong impulse to accept
your invitation, and should do so at onec, were I
sure I could command tho roqnWit; time:
Yours truly; Horace .f ann.
The' President next introduced Mrs. Mary
J.it'Ksts; of Wakefield, England, a speaker in the
Temperance' meetings in England for over twenty
years,- and delegated by live Temperance Societies
to uttf iul the Convention, among them tho Preston
Total Abstiiic'nco Society, the oldest in England.
Mrs. Ja('kson said r The principle of truo sobri
ety, embodied in that of entire nbstinenco from
intoxicating drinks, was ono that she dearly loved,
and it stood in her estimation second to iinuo save
that which is necessary to renew tho soul and fit
the sinhbr for Heaven. When she had first entered
the field,- she had encountered nn amount of oppo
sition from certain quarters: Sho rocollcctcd well
the efforts of ri parish Tory Editor in the neigh
borhood tfheru she' resided to hold frcr tip' to ridi
cule before the' public. He had Oven gone go far
ns to fix n handle to her name,- by calling her
Reverend Mury. Ho' sccined to havo forgotten
ahont flirt true' sphere of fistful rjess in whieh
Wtirrnvrt conld engage,- inasmuch ris ho' attempted
to draw a line stating her work. For horsclf, ho
had proscribed as her individual rfnhcrc to be' at
homo and mend her husband's' stocking.' But it
had not affectod her feelings' in tho' least, though
sho had regretted that any should dertiro to Iinut
her usefulness to that of mendirig stoekrn'gs.- Sho
felt thnt the gentleman must havo forgotten that
at tho Creation' if was stated woman was presented
to man that sho should bo et liMpinatc to him.- Sh6
supposed that tho meaning of a hclnmato was sim
ply a mate in accordance with the dignity of man
as a social and intollactnat being.- If that be th6
correct defimtioh,- she thorrpjht that th6 greater nSid
the' more noblo tho cause' in which Woman is en
gaged, the bottor she unswered the end of her cre
ation. X ho opposition she hail met with, however,
had never troubled her, inasmuch as if ono party
refused to hoar hor,- another party was always
With rfrcnoo to tho' lu'-.T which had been' spo.
keta of in the' resolutions sho had not much to say,
uui iih Kiicsiiun nun icuinuimi nor oi a ocotcn
anccdoto which she had heard often before A
silly-miudnd man had onco taken it into his head
to station himself in the pulpit of tho Church one
Staidny morning. The Minister cinno in subse
quently and' looking np into the pulpit was sur
prtscd to sco it occupied, but oxpectcd to seo tho
individual como down. Ho was still more surprised,
howovor, wnen lie addressed mm,- saying,' "dome
up,- come up, it wili tako both' or us to manage'
" them, for they are a stiu'-nccked generation." So
it was in the present case, the speuker thought, as
sho believed that all the efforts which could bo
brought to bear in moving their causa along would
be required, as the pobplo' "were' af stiff-nocked
. RifriAUp D. Glazier of Michigan, next occupied
the attention of the Convention. Ho adverted to
tho successful tormination of tho issue in Michigan,
as to whother tho law should proscribe the rum
power or not, and in the course of his remarks
prxike also of another bright feature in tho statutes
of that Stato, in the abolition of capital pun
ishmdnt.' Pfis remarks were listened to with much
interest,- - . .
P. T. Barncm said: tadie anxt tiertthmeXf 1
mot a friend as I was coming here' this evening,
nnd'hc'tijld me ho thought I should find many ism
here'. Well, I think thore are some.-' This is a
wholo'world's TompcruncA Convention. If there
are arty horfl who do not belong to the world, why,
let them' leave. If there aro any here who have
never suffered1 from tho effects of intemperance, let
them get up, and soo if we don't soon turn them
out. But f don't believe there' ard' an- nersona
here who havo not so suffered.' Then all who are'
horo aro justified in being hero, and in taking part
in these exercises. He then made some facetious
remarks, in which he hit off himself in a happy
mnnncr, and set his audience in excellent humor.
He then proceeded to analyze the vice of intem
perance. Ho would look at tho matter iH, H dollar
and cent light. Wo find thai pub' hundred and
fifty millions of dollars aro spent ilnnunljy in rum.
This sum, if put to, interest for thirty yea's, the
prinHipill ulid infrUst of it would purchase, the
whole of the UnilM State's: Thus tliq,wl.olb ol
tho United Stafs Is drunk up every thirty years.
IChocrs:! Tho folly of drinkine w.n then hit oft"
in thp most happy monter. Following up the ma
torialistlb.rcasbhi) for tho disuse of intoxicating
drinks, he pointed out the ..folly of .first iliaking
criminals. Ity snnctmnihR the sale ot num. Alter
making thcin, wo then tax ourselves for builtlirgs
t'i hold them, jailors to watch thein, callows to
hang thorn, and whole armies nf policemen to
watch them. What folly. Such Is the consistency
of the public. Ho then' touched on the use of such
stimulants as green tea: and its peculiar effects on
ui-n; nucr inuy got uown tdoui six cups oi tea,
if a person went into the roolii ytvllbre thet
sittimr. he would iWriiriiiH froiii tlin snrod iJ
tongilLs, (hat the ship which brought thcin tlie tea,
nrougnt them tho t'luneso language alohg with it,
I f .nllirlilni 1 Tf ImCn. .ln....l. lr. l.
ill t no L liineso lanffiinirn nloliir wit i it.
L w. i j ... ,.,.,,1.;, in in, r. iiiiiv in. i iti iiju w iiic
saiub r Stent as men do rum, it would havo, ii very
similar effect On them. ICheers and lniitrHter.l
Hp then, hi hlbited tho glaring anomaly of u. com
ltiiimty ridiliin down with tnxes, their morals ru
ined, and smilinir nlentv turned ihtb lilthv. tr'lvel.
ing poverty ; and yet wo sticcor thh hicn who work
all this ruinous desolation: Tfow Indies and gen
tlomen. wo should see if wo caiiHbi ilnd.sbrJib rem
edy. e wire a remedy ; wo must tako Una hydrn
headed monster by tho neck, and with that power-
nu wcnivon, the iiln
he Mnino Law, crush its hideous life
He also told many very humorous
irly pointed stories, th'o dri'ft of which
nnd exceedincly pi
were nu to tlio cnlorccmeiit ot tlie principles ot the
Maine Law. . .,.
Miss Lrnr Stone said : Vo scarcely
fiass over a raili-oud, in a steamboat, or over the
lighway on a stage-coach but that wc detect their
ruinous halHts by their breath. And tho habit is
not confined to hmn, for by a statement made by
tho President this morning, I learn that there arc
fifty th"tisiiud women in this fair country who drink.
To remedy tho evil of domestic suffering arising
out of intemperance, I propilsc that wc shall create
a public sentiment which shall make it possible to
prevent nny man, woman br child; from sustaining
a marriage or parental relation When it is necessary.
Uod bus planted (leeri In tliii hum HI. sofil those
sot'iril tics that bind us to life. Wo aro richer and
for tho tics between parent nnd child, brother
aim sister; nusnanti and wile. 1 would sny to the
who goo's to the wino cup, or places himself!
whero temptation wotild bb til tho wny-nnd 1
...j,,, ..nil, mi ,,i,i.iu,i mm viiuur-Mi nooiii coirciuc
with me that lib shotild not sllstnln the relation of
husbrtnd nnd lather; that others shohld have tlibir
prospects in tlfe bliclltod by tht hbts tit the tlriint-
ard; to the nrunkl-h woman, or the woman who
placed herself in tho way of temptation; I would
sny tho Bame: Public sfcntiincnt rtbtild say thnt
tho wifo, tho husband; or thh Child; whose
interest was affected by thS intbirtpt'rmicfc of c"itlier,
should be allowed to separate from tho ono who
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.hiioi;ii uiu Hilary. 18 11 possillic mitt ft Wrim-iii
wno in iter cany years gate her heu-H B!J -IllUhJIeiti.nient
Wtalth and her youne love to ono whotri sbft
a worthy object of it it posaiblrr; t Hf,
.v.i, nm viiu. w iimiuiiiiiu nrm;ii n-itll IS. lli'UiniI0
..C 1 .l : 1 , 1 ' i ii . .
vi vimratw wuwa jiau exoiwi tier love, ntlnSTroy.
-.1 . a. it. k.iia . . , i i i . .. . r
ed f Jt is if Mtvd thnt she should be compelled to
rivo whu ino miner oi a arunxard s children, and
remain thnt loneliest of all beings, a drunkard's
wifo. Why should man or woman bo false to him
or horsclf ? A lav or nsago which Shrill innko tho
ruin of cither, on his aceonnt is fnlse to Immunity.
If a drunkard seats himself bv the firoside of nn
injured wife, and she is forced thereby to hear her
children call him father, I say it is due to her that
sho ahull not bo conijxllcd to bear tho 'airse:
snch a sentiment ns this can be created in the
minds of thf people, tho prospect of liavimr bnnils
separated as tlio result of intemperance, would be
a check irgnmst tho argument of such habits. If
a person determined to become a drinker, that it be
understood thnt the indulgence in tho wine i the
wino cup ts tho justification for .minnlling the tibs
uetween nnshnnd and wile; this wotitd ten1 to
make both men nnd women beware in cl'eirin h
moral pnth. I tirgc' this not only for the s.iko' of
tno tirunknm, but lor the sake ot tho drunkard s
children, for I tell you that drnnkn pnrnts be
come the parents of drunkards. I'ho child of the
drunkard goes along ih tho world marking the way
in his hateful train, nnd when ho arrives at suffi
cient age, tho same appetites thnt were common
with tho parent become tho appetites of tho child.
I know I touch upon delicate grounds, but my
only cxciisb must bo tho imporntrvo necessity.
Snpposo that it were possiblo that, by some means
of sorcery, to vaccinate Jiinr with drftk6nne's
you would see him rushing along; crying for
rum, rum; rum, g ing from ono place to another
whero tho poison is sold, and to procttrS thjitwMch
will make n! wreetc of hfs intellect rind of his mor
als; andas you sco him reel along, with his filtering
sttp and bleared cVe, who would not say that the
individiinl.who implanted this thirst in his organi
zation was' guilty of a crime that would blacken by
the sido of murder itself? If it wer6 your win,
tho hone of your future ybnrs, you would look
upon tlio mun as a messenger from the Prime of
devils, is tiirs not the net or the ttrnnken parent
who implants tho appetite 6f iho drunkard iu his
Pcrhrfp's tho victim mny bo a sister,' who; gradu
ally growing up and gratifying a taste for the
facinating draught,- sinks lower and loner, till she
becomes a mnftiric, uud sinks into rcturnlcss degra
dation'. Norwalk tragedies, railroad disasters, are
trilling occurrences compared with thisr ami I
would thank God that ho should save n ister from
I horrors far greater than could' over accompany, a
riiiii-oiui uiMisiur. jct ii consilium a crimo on me
part of any ninn or' any woman, who shall assnmc
j tho relation of a parent,- who, by his Or her habit
of Intemperance; woo.ll be likely to entail tqiou
I posterity this crirso of doinestio life.-. If it cannot
be constituted by law, then let public opinion do
i that which law will not; Kvcry child has a right
to a hoalthful organization has ri rjght.to como
j iniu inu wui iu Willi u lair .ucrunge, unit it iiuij o
back to its liou witlimrt blcmisli, as puro as it was
born. The htP)and and wifo dhould havo a right
to a divorco from a drunken partner; 1 know that
texts and statutos will bb qnotC'!' erriinsts ns, nnd
that usage too will bo brought to' bear against it,
but trnth is" stronger fit' dither of them. It only
riceds io be' spoken nnd uttered, nnd it will ever
shini' brighter in tlio world. If my position is truo,
I do not carO who is against it or who is for it ; for
God's own lifo is in it that life whieh never sleeps,
but will in ono day ooitto liko leaven in the lump,
will come without parchment, and will not cnnie in
charaiJtcrstlir.lt can bo blotted out. Loudepplnuscl
I appeal to fathers and mothers; if y'oa do' not, I
wish your sons and your daughters, when they go
from your household, themselves oVid their daugh
ters may bo gtinrdod against the miscrios of intem
perance; I know that such is the earnest dosiro of
every onb within the sound of my Voice.
Mr. Greeley dissented from Miss Stone's views
EussntEl-s Bernarp, of Chester Co., Va.,' ftl'Ase
and spoko briefly on the second resolution. He
adverted to tlie fact of roligious bodies being back
ward in taking n, decisive- stand for tho Temperance
movement, a'hd' My tliis faint became recreant to the
trath.' He was hhnself a delgato from a roligious
organisation, and ho would Unit it were in his power
to state that all other similar bodies would follow
in ,tho fortstcps of their great founder, thnt they
mighl co-operate in a cause which had for its object
half wiir'd's convention. A friend alluded yestcr
. 'dnv in bis sfieboh to Ub position nf mtiti alone as
! being similar to thnt of nn individual rowing with
' passage of prohibitory law nnd ns respects its exe
bctter I eutinn", it is asked wfiether tho law carl bo made
I thoroughly effectual. It depends upon tho co-op-num
eratlon and example of women, and in tho fenn
is clearly trireeablB to thbwantof means
mKfWmiHT i,$itiB Cr Hid influcnc6 of woman to
Tho Christian's inflti
enee weigliM heavily for gmid if exrrted in tin
right dircclliin, hnd it bccaine his duty in his caret r
to assist in carrying tint liny legitimate measurer
for thb nttitinmbtit of high and glorious objects.
Rev. Wm. II. CiiANNUn t'ji'ft Iho platform; and
addressed tlio convlltiott as lollows :
The nong.vrlfli which our friends fjivorKl us this
titorhln; litis rcfeteiKb to r) flood of (Jntomperance.
Is not tlit! rtsseiublill hf this Convention a Melt
thnt tlio llond is rntlriiie froln the faco of tho earth.
and thnt tint oiity bus tho dovo gone forth on its
mission from the nrK lorincu ny tno ijoni, nui nas
returned with the olive bough? According to my
view, thnt dove is t oninn, and the word ot vt oman
is a word of peaec and powor. Applrtush. . . ,
The fchnrricteristics m'.thiil Convcntioh; which 1
would briefly sunt tip i it thi'so words, (and let it not
be considerid that 1 am irreverent of great nnces-
tho pleviitlntl iif hiiinnuitv
theirltors,) is the disappearance of iMrs. Adam and tlie
re-nppcarancc ot itlissi',ve or, in oiuer worus, tne
i isniinenrnncc oi oinan in n position ot mu m-
.!.., m Ittnn nt.rl Iiah M.itnnKriMn nl aim tl-lia HOnt
i ii ii i in ii i ill i, ii ii. i ii. i . . .- ..v. ... ...... .- .
fresh from the hand of tlod. However Woman
mnv have been looked upon ns typical of the fall,
snr IS now rgarnoii ns typical rn mo ri'STirreci-mii.
Sho writ once looked, tipoh ris ilrl nrlgel of doatli.
dragging hinti lo the diist; shh' can now bb liiokod
Upon ns an r.ngel of Heaven leadltig hiin onward.
Tliis is the whole subject 'f which I propose to
speak this mnrniiiE: ThC full olid fi-eh' bn-operiltion
of woman, as the special characteristic of this
Convention it bcitig the Wmle world's, rind hot a
a singlo onr. If it is allowable for a Irian hi inns
eiiline boldness, to spenk of himself ns tho " right
hand," then I snv thnt it has always been tho mis
fortune of tho world that tho. " left hand tho left
sido" has always been pnraii.bil, and womri has
been a criple and unable to co-opcratc in progress
to but a limited extent. - ;
As regards the expression of public sentiment it
has appeared to mo that tho true mode is not so
much in the form of h petition ns n declaration of
opinion. I would wish that women would ask them
selves whether they have rights in the consideration
of questions. lining satisfied that they do, I would
like to hear them through meetings or otherwise,
speak nuthoratatively, whether it bo their will that
I aliimlil nnuH nt nut. Sn Hindi ns rormrds tlie
which I most cordially srtripathize. 1 read recently
lot tlictriaioin nuniiieroi women, inriii'iiirngiiguii
practicallv iH the ! work, beinc tried in Ohio fora
mob; nnd I would like to sco more tried forthc
Unmn i,irnn,.,. fur nm is ever backward lit locrinln.
I tinn. ml tmumn. Iinvimr the conscious nower to
make legislatioiyettecu're; 1 "tfllil like to see her
comb forward, if it were necessary, and break in
the head of the ruin barrel. So confident nm I of
her power, that I believo sho would bo upheld and
I 1.1!. . ' . 1
supporteu ny puiinu ni-iiuiin.-ui,
'rbo catiRo of men and women indnleintt In low
s ... , . .1 i i. - 1 1 i ii. L . ; K. '
Feiienicnt is cicnny intccaoi'; wi incwuiibui iiiuaua
Wllfffgifig ftf tlie' higher excitements, nnd here i
assist in thfc' elevation of humrtnity. fhl 6'w pas-
..i i . i ,. i - j. r
cannot lie, Cut afford the opportunity and wc find a
Duma ii ifrniiiifiii ,,,,,, ,,., run iiiirnnr. naHBinna
generous sentiment in resimnsc. this is demon
strated in the feeling which is elicited by the
personation of the characters ot L nolo J nm s Cabin
it, the Na'tionirl Theater, and whero tho heart 4 of
those considered to be low-minded. irr6' warmed up
nheho.lt ot truth, unit their hatred excited against
evil. Tho heart is fiht. and the means of clcvut-
ing Jt than appreciation of the higher principles of
our nature is to nrmg tiioso principles netoro tneni.
'pi., .i ... :.. . c..... ne .,MnU:.ifL',....:i
J llll Ul 1111111, IB IUI 111 111 IU lllllllllll lllll I7A1.11U-
mcnt lectures frorrt nti intellectual stimuloiis, and
superadded to these social entertainments is needed
whero healthful nnd elevating inflflcuccs can be
oviivlSrl tii tlin iiifliilfrnncn nf tlin liifrlinr nlTiii.liiins
Woman is doing much to effect these ends, and she
is: to do much morn;
jIr. Clark cf 1'ocliciter, having just entered the
i Hall, ho was again called upon for a song. He
." The World is on tho Move,"
wilh excellent effect, nnd wns loudly rippTriftded.
After which he oU'ei-ed the folhivVirv serttiment,
which he' drank in iced water:
"The Health nnd Memory of the man that chooi
cd down tho trees, thnt cleared tho land, that
ploughed the ground, that raised tho corn, that fed
tho goose, that hero tho quill, that mado tho pen,
that wrote tho pleilgo of total abstinenco from all
intoxicating drinks." Loud cheers.
Sirs. C. P; XierrWrs. I cannot present to you
woman's chirm' to the Maine Law moro forcibly
thuii by showing how it will restoro tho sweet
harmonics of domestic lifo; it is because I believe
this I tako this position. And if I needed to make
any apology for so doing; it is thnt woman is the
greatest hiutercr lrom intemperance. Womanwho
is hjrself not addicted to this vico, suffurs.more than
man ; and ?t is to this point that i wr.'h to direct
iiur special attention.' Iho litws or this country
havo lmuud her hand and foot, and given her up
to tho tho protbetion of her husband. They havo
committed her soul nnd body to tho protection of
tho husband, and when ho fails from imbecility,;
misjudgement., nusioruiiio, or intampcranco, sue
sutlers; Thb mother cannot hold in her own hand
thobrcud that sho tarncs to feed her babes and
children ; even tho clothes she wears" crili bo taken
by her husband tn satisfy bis inordinate appetites.
i I.... .i:.i . : i i '.. i
If intemperance did nut invndo our homes and tear
them lrom over our heads ; u it did not take lrom
us our clothing, our broad, tho means of our s"lf-
uovciopenicnt, anil ror tno training ni our cniiurcii
in respectability and usefulness; if it did riot taV
our bubes from our bosoms, I wotild not stand here.
I Loud Apphuls. 1 feel that man cnnn'it row the
boat of humanity nlone ho may try to do so, and
for a time succoed, but tho labor is oo herenieun ;
his arm tires, his clrength fails,' and the frail, hark
is tossed to And a'o by tho rude waves, mid' finally
sinks to perdition. It seems to mo that tho great
cause of humanity is very much in the position of
a little child ot whom i win stato tuo ninowtng
incident. A fricftd of mino'wS'i taking a journey
in a stngo coach, when sho saw a man with An
infant a few months old in his arms ; my friend wns
exceedingly interested in the babe? and wondered
that the father should be Carrying an infant so long
a journey.' Sho na'tiirnlly fancied thai thb child's
mother was dead, and her henrt yearned toward
tho little desolate ono. ShA asked, tho man where
the babes mother was; If o replied that sho "oul I
not coma along with it, and whon husband op'V wife
disagree, they must, separate." 'J.Wfiat," sho ca
gorly inquired, "nnd you take thryiiltlo balie ?" To
tliis he answered that ho did, for lib had " Iwth the
riglit imd the power." " Hut," my friend inquired,
"when tlid little oufl is hungry, can you feed it?"
"Oh! yes.V be replied, "Icon feed it, I havo a
pocket 'full of cakes." 'Laughter and cheers.
And so man lias gono through tho world in every
department of life; in tho legislative, and in all tho
out-of door avocations, and he has thus carried with
him a "pocket full of cukes" until humanity has
become dy'spftptie.- Lond applause".. , And what
we now ask is that it might be rrfstorcd to tho mo
thor of humanity, to drink the milk of human
kindness which God has stored so bountifully
in tlie breast of woiflan. Applause I wish to
bear particularly on tho responsibility of Christians
in this movement. As a member of the Cliristion
Church, I appeal to my brethren and titters with a
neart full of lovb. yeiirnir.g that they may meet mo
.m this grounil ; that 1 may lind.a response in their
souls which shall give mo courage to move onward
in tho course of self denial, and- duty whieli ,this
iMinap anema an iniii'erativ'el if to demand'. 1 know
the churches of different denomination nj-V witli
different tiowbr ninin the great reforms of the day.
. M: Vxl-nits: would enrnbstlv hope that the
riglit liiid interests of tier sex no truly conserved
by those who claim to bo their natural protectors;
more efficiently than' by striving to get the Maine
Law passed, 'if membVrs ,.f the SocTety of which
it.iieers.i inner oiiiiuoii uni t-num in in.- uwnv
sho is a representative have not individually suf-
fered frbtn the ilbeffects of ilitentpbrance.they have
suffered in their sisters, itnd its women, they would
plead tlicir.rriu.Bc: Sho concluded py earnestly
liopilifl! that every woman would, a the next election,
go to the polls, watch each maH , Who drpositbd n
votb; it tid if lib did not.votc In frivol; of that law: to
brand him is a cowilrd; arid It recreant to his duly
as n man; Cheers. Sho did hot lviiove tliere
was hardly a single w'imrtn, who; if t-hc i-Ihkiso to
persevere; Cohld not ihflticficb at least ono man to
.1-1. I. . . 1 1 .. .1.. It....... tm.. ffi..
vote in iavor oi a prouiuiuuii in inu iniioi iiiiin,..
Women must bo on hand nt tho clcct'ons, and
electioneer ) I was going to say vote but I recollected
that, she cannot do that; and so l said electioneer.
Mr. WAM.ASTEN.of Vermont was tho next speak
er. He hnd at one time been a general in the army
of Kiinr Alcohol! He had been n ircnettal druukard.
Ho stood now n Oeneral in the Maine Law Arniy of
Vermont. He then proeedM to show how sueetiss
rlilly the Mnihe Law has been carried intoiffccl iti
Rockland. Vermont. Instead of tho jail being
filled with criminals, ns formerly, only nn occasion
al drunkard, and iJlich liqor ns may bo seized, is
now placed in it. They (tho Hum Party) arc
about to make an effort to repeal tho law next week,
but he was still tt Oeneral, and should bo on hand
to defeat tht'm. Ho had learned their plan, and
would work the cornier wires;
Mr. Vavoiin, compared tho Maine Law to tlie
I'omt Comfort thurn spoken ot in iuaor.,iflCR
Downing' lettTs, nnd which' OnCi-al drickson had
bec'n strhvk wilh an account of its rcniafublc sim
plicity. Said tho (ienoral, "If Congress had made
that churn they would hayo pttt a hundred wheels
into it, but here there Is but one wheel and that ono
a smasher.' " Tho Maino Law, tho speaker con
ceived to have but ono wheel, and that capable of
smnsmnp tn the henqsot the ram barrels tnronhont
the length and brcftmh of thb land:
Mr. Df.Woi.fe, had bceti deleghtbd tii tMtend the
Half World's Tempernncc Convention, hilt ho was
frank to admit that bir sympathy was with the
whole world; ritid sucl' beini! tho case, he was irrat
ifitd to see tlio ladies participating in the procCifii-
wf nw auivi,mw vmniw vi 1 , nu, i ,
ifuit pR&iftEirrftfotoef ii the next spcaker. e
individual irtm liad fablisme the Brat lemporance
nn..Hr.n,i.C I. .A f:,,;..,! C,,.nu . Wt((.u T.m..
ui.n nj't.j'-i , , , wuiiifU um,w. , , miaiiv
Garrison, of Boston:
Mr. Garrison statid ilirft lit long veors past he
had been ail active worker in tho cause of Tcmpor
uiicc, and though his efforts had been drawn more
especially into other channels of reform, that yet
his interest in it had neon as warm ns ever. lien
ho was an activo worker tho tctalallcr was uivrtrnu'-
lar rind looked dowi tipon.- Now he could sec
thousands irj a single Convention engaged As active
members, If rinv ono thing would disntialify him
from speaking for Temneranco ns ho orico.did.' it
would bo that he was tinaccrtstpmcd to talk upon
Temperanct to people who appreciated its value.
Uut now Cluincellors; Judges, Politicians, Doc
tors of Ifiviiiity rind office-seekers of all kinds wore
coming forwnrd tn tho work. It wns certain evi
dence' nf its growing popularity. At the conclusion
of Mr. Garrison's remarks, ho called iiKin all who
had cither personally or by their relatives been the
sufferers by the use "f alcoholic drinks, to rise.
Fully two-thirds of tho audienco responded to his
Trtf riOr-b'NT said: t have no doubt it is the
opinion of every riimscller in New York thnt it is
periling tho whole cnuso tn bring it into tho field of
politics. 1 take the counsel, anil, with it. thrgTcufr.u
that Irani prohibition is moral art 'inn: .1 iiiaiii
that thero is not (Tint nntagonism implied between
moral one? political action imcf now; hiy argument
is to' (hat point, I v'butd disabuse tho community
of tho mistake mado thereon. What is a moral
act? I do not know how better to define it than
thus, an act resulting ffofff ' or consisting in, the
activity of sort ono of tlio moral sentiments, lot it
be innniiostcu or carried out by whatever instru
mentality it may: Wo do not clinraetcrlzann net
of the inxtrtimeiitalilit; M of the hwH'cj,'; Pardon
tho.metaphysies of my arguments ; t cannot hcip
it, rior is it onft of place ;. lor there,' orb before me
metaphysicians, that is, men and women who havo
understanding. Let me give an illustration. Sttp-
.i i -:.i.i , .. . ..i
puiiu a uruiiKcii uuiguwur .goes inxo.tno woods, tics
a cord round faj neck, ifrijf (rt , ii trrt.'anVf fmngs
himself I find him so. What shaTT l do ? Leave
him to bis liberty to his freo will to destroy him
self? Ilumunity says "No.", What do I do?
Porlinps lumiertakq tp i.e tR.i np'tj, but finding
1 c'.not.:1 toke.. out rnr javk-lcpifc, eat.tbA. ropci;
"V .... 2 ",, "'.v V "m u mu '-tiou to save
lna lile i . J will not dnneml nn mv iw m,lafliHAi
... . ii . . j - ... ji,.ii.i.
I will take tho sense of this sciiiibre meeting.
Whoever thinks it is a moral rAjtioii, say ay. A
from tho w hole house, j Conrr-ary, no." Silence.
The nyc linvi iti;- it is a' liioral uction.' Next. It
V -.1. - I- '. .I.i . ". .
us see v'horo lies tho morality. In lrty jack-knife?
No! In my hand? Sol In any part of my ani
mal organization? .Not I traca it buck to tlie
mornV R'MimWf; tho We Of oiVr neighbor,. Ani
I right ? Put to' th house as before, and carried.
Wo havo horo another good illustration in the
story of tho good Samaritan. Let us vary that a
littlo; let us snpposo that, instead .or, nhc, there
wcro twenty nmn found in piteous plight, cut down
liy pftTimtri. iho hrst cries, "Attond
Tho socond exclaims, ,"ul
Hi I como first to my aid !"
ive nto hclpl' . YMiatnow
n do? .Ho pots spurs to
Another moans, "Ah 1 gir
. I . ,a ,i,A rr. i, ,i. Mh,. vrt -.. n ,1 .. 1 1 ..
hi' hoViO, iliiVhes down to Jcricmi; finds the council
of that city in session, and erics, " Magistrates and
lathers of this city, I want ji'ou to sond nurses, sur
goons, any kind of aid you can, to uiuko nn appro
priation for the ufforcrs." Tho magistrates sny,
" Yes, thctc'nre n thousand dollars for their relief."
Is thnt a moral nction on the part of the magistrates
of Jericho? Voted so by the meeting. You say
that is moral in tho Jorichoitcs? Now, Jericho
was a city ; a city is called in Greek,' jiolis; whence
tho adjective jxilitiros, "of aeity," whence tlio words
politics and political, which nro applieuldo to any
municipal corporation, nnd be used from a town
council up to tlio Congress of tho United States. 1
ask, is not politicul npd mora action incumbent iu
any corporation; 'Voted lly tho house. There
fore, whero a municipality takes action in favor of
humanity, there is ntonco political and moral action.
1'htU it lite aiaieer.
My noighlxir hangs to a' tree. '.Am I to indulge
any very morul sentiment and leave him there?
How is lie tho bettor of that? Hut, when I rarry
out my good fooling animnlly by my arm, and me
chanically by my jack-knife, thou 1 do right; iith
evwue I leue the world no bolter, savj in gratify-
UHVO I1IV tVI'l UIIII1I.I UMfll Mil l , ill llilin B
Inrlniiniiiloiif I Miiin liea. The action of our, Church
cannot control tho action of another, and I have
noticed with great pleasure that as this movement
has protfr-sscd, the Churches havo come up to tho
worn, and have passed resolutions to, ipjlorso fhc
ura, 1.11.1111 i . .1 . y '.
.ltitiuo r,nw, uiiu iui.-ui;iiii in .i.iovi.i-o w i.-i -.
i "" l,lnc" H wn" -..T",!" " ,.pV
sentiment carried out by politif al ;orrthlzntlon t.
my argument. Is it your opinion,? If so, vote It.
tPiit to the meeting nnd passed withoul dissent. '
V, ell then, if I am wrong, you are wrong too ,
. ..- iu alio same predicament. Thus th oft-
ing myself In this very ImiivldUnl sentiment, which
is n precious si'ujill.miittcr'. .. j, i '. '. , '
My friends, what do we do In tins Convention t
Wo ask a law to protect the wife and family of the
intemperate irtan. Wc ask it from kind, .iFeUrtgn
to our fellow creatures, exposed to the wirs t .!
sufferings. AVe cannot get that in the present firl
f society except tl,rmignl,p(iiiticai orgnutrntion.
jection, tried by metaphysics and moral admini.
trntion, is tutiie, tnereioro no moro imm you, on,
rtlmsellers 1 cyeept; yqit rnbftn to lie laughed nt.
we thtfitti fit VHi'p ourselves t'i fiidral nction;
. t .i . r
LrcnETi.t MiiTT fchinrkcd; I tloiibt not that out
Irien.l who last spoke in m rea. i..r political pym
!"'! !" " .wLpre -"Sr cd as able arguments to
. . ...?', .... .,. .
siismiti it, inn. ne sim, ,,,, n.
looked, or rather, in my viow at least, sot too light
nn estimate on tlio moral aspects ot the case. ; in
deed, 1 have thought from time to time, thnt in
such an nssembhigc as this, if tho subject could ha
held, tip jH Its sublime moral aspect ; if the heart
of tcihpcrancc reformers .could havo leen appealed
to again and again tQcirry forward this cntorpriso
on this .frotnd.' liib'ro than tjiby bnAS clnp; llljjl
need not fear but that there would be plenty of
political action just as fast as tho moral sentiment
is brought up to a condition to enact a law, for wo
know very well that onr government thnt our
statesmen thnt our politicians hrvo enough, of the
retaliatory spirit. That all Uiosc grctrefiwiijotory
niovcriicnts are in accordanco with each other, and
the moralist as well as the politician may rejoice
that thb ciiliso has lidrnnced so far that their retali
atory instrumentalities ard Used riow on tlie, sido of
temperance niuicr lllliuui iiiiciujicruucv, mm ruinrr
than in the granting ot licences, ana sucn otner
acts as governments, laws and statesmen have been
wont to perform. 1 have no doubt but tins will bo
tlicctis1!. - , in " '
Thoy will find that la all those reforms there is
work enough for them to slit up tho pure mind in
themselves, and in urcing tin (he progress of the
cnuso of truth to hold up the light higher and
I higher, and causo it to shino brighter and brighter
before more sustained action. It is interesting to
trace the progress of this cause from its earliest
movement) how it began by very littlo action, ah it
how it litis pnrio on by faithfulness to greater and
grcntcractivitv, until flow tliis entire teetotal ground
has been attained: And we mnv remchiber: too!
how earnest; how vigilant; how cousthhtlv active,"
wcrt tho Temperance reformers. Our friend in
illustration of right in political action, referred also
to tho practical case mentioned by the blpsse.d Jetl'lJ
of Nazareth, in the treatment of the man nlicj wai
stripped; robbed nnd left half dead by tlie road
side. .... ' , A. w '
The tchmernnce men and tcmnernnee Women.
have been endcnTrring to'j carry out the prilic' jilq of
inu f;uou omiiuniun, unu in .proioruon nsticy iinvo
taken that ground Hf benevolence and morality,
have they succeeded in their efforts ? Mr: Mott
proceeded to describe the early experience of those
who wero engaged in the Temperance movement
She had herself been unable to enter the temper,
ance mooting, to, raise hor voioo jn behalf of tlie
poor drunkard, because she was anabolitionlit.' i It
was feared by- the tcmperanee friends that hor
presence would bring odium on their cause 1
The various moral reformers were, however: bo-
coming moro and more liberal in their view and
sentiments, and thef discovered that there was not
so much1 aaftger ip blending several reforms togotlier
as wan at first believetl. And still more recent
evcuts hail made it imperative that those exelusivo
notion should bo annihilated. They now found a.
Lloyd Garrison and an Klihu Burrritt occupying
the Tomperahco platfonu.' .
They could, not restrain the natural course of
sucli principles as Peace, Temperance and Liberty
to unito together. Thoy were united in tho, same
individuals, and were of tho same kindred, It bad
been the samo with regard to tlie moyemoht for
Woman's Bights. It was, supposed that ((. would
be an inj ury to tlio cause of t em iterance (for thoso
who wcro engaged in thnt movement to.hA likewise
prominent in this.. However, next week the Wo
men would hnvo ri meeting of their own in the
Tabcrnncle. Tfio various leader of the different
mom? movements could now rejoice together and
mingle their power and spirits together in that great
and holy cause, without fear or outrage to .tho
feelings of any; She rejoiced at the fai l, that thi
children' wcr6 all with them in that cause; it ws
occasioned by their purity of soul ; and were sho
sneaking oh a Theological instead of a Tcmpcranco
platform, sho would say it was from their inherent
love of right their natural love of rirhl, for she
did not boiieve in the doctrine so.lon" taught in' tTir.
churches of tho inherent ami ftu'tunil corruption of
the child. ICheers. . ! .
The speaker appealed to tlio high hinral sense of
her audienco to adopt ths ntmost liberality towards.
nu uiuur iiioveinenin, ujm uiter Conueiniung the
custom of appealing to scripture in support of sln-
vory anu lniempcrnnccana concludcU by referring'
to tho vision of factor, which wa intended to toai h
tho great christian doctrine of equality ; that God
was no respecter of persons, but that in eyery na
tion, they that feared him and worked righteousness
wero accepted of him. Long continued applause.
, Joiiif P; ll.'i.lt.cpncrudod his. remarks by saying:
I do not.TWt'ipohO to go into tlie details of 'this suit-
joct fi Cue time will not admit of it. I enmejip in'
..I.MTtAni . .ll .. 1... 1 41... l ' .
v.y .VI1I.IIV.V w j nu tun i.i iti jim iwiiun iiiui iiij iiviira
is with you. I will further nnnnunco that I will'
not turn my brick to a cause which I 'believe to bo.
for tho public weal, and lenst of all will' I turn my
back bocauso you have invited our luof hem, wives
mid sisters to participate in the deliberations efjiij '
v onvrniion. iuouii appinuse.j , iuuq B work a
this,' my friends, should command the sympathies
iif woman, who wns tho last at tho cros's, and tho
first at the sejiuTcfier; JLoud applause
Tho causo is a field of phihuithronv so wlde'llmk
nil can work without jostling against each other.
Wo .may work in the manner that our judgements
indicate, but all our labors, arc needed. I will not
trespass longer upon your patience, nnd I must
confess that I owe nn apology for attempting to
speak tipon tho sultjeet of Temperance wlieu I
stnnu in inc presenco ui uonn j'lcrpnnti ' ; ' ".,
Loud calls vvero now mado for Willion" LliiyiS
Garrison,' who pam forward, nnd briefly addressed
them. He said, I am gbvil, to bo" with you on thi
occasion, and to see so many ardent supporters of
the Maine Law here. But, my friends, I nm no.
politician, nnd Piy suffrage. Is restricted from the
ballot liox, as I ani a man of peace, and cannot
rocognixo any Jaws that aro in favor of. war; niid
the Maine Law, if enacted, is tu bo earned out oven
at tho peril of human lifo. I do not recognize any
law that countenance slavery, auil therefore I could
not vote for the Maino iiw. . If he voted forthaf
law, or any other, or for a man who would nlciW
himself to support it, he would bo virtually rccog-'
niiing tho validity of Jtlio law of this, cqirrfry,'
recognising tho Constitution, and that Conititiiiii-n'
doclarcs the right of the President to make war,'
and to support the Compromise inoasurna. llnw'
could I, as i, peace man, do this? How could J tell'
me poor slave that am bis friend, and vote for IM
law? But I say to thoso voters, whq arc pot u
sensitive on these points, that if you do vote at all,
voto for tho Maino Lnvjr. . Jlut for one, l.alwll take
iiiui, ixjmuoii which my conscieuce will sanction.
I doubt if the Maina'Law would 1q: all you give
it credit for. There are laws against profanity, yrt'
there is none the lets swearing. ' There 1b a, few
against lewdness, but is it lessoned thereby ?' 1W
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