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J. IL GAMBRELL, )
R. 1). GAMBRELL, |
Editors.
OFFICIAL ORGAN
—of Tin: —
viioniBiTiox u.vu.v or Mississippi.
CLINTON, MISS.
Scthii'day,
1 prU 4, 1885
Entered at the Post-office at Clinton, Miss.,
Second-class Matter.
as
BUSINESS MENTION?
All communications intended for publi
cation, should be sent in Thursday morn
ing, and should be written on only one side
of paper. Everything intended for publica
tion should be written on separate pieces of
paper from the business communications.
The columns of the Sword and Shiei.d
will beepen to a limited nmnberof reliable
advertisers at reasonable rates, but frauds
will not be advertised at any price,
however, one does creep in, it will Ik*
promtly exposed when found out.
Victress all communications to
SWORD AND SHIELD,
Clinton, Miss*
It*,
ABOUT ANNOUNCEMENTS.
It may be well to state just here
that the terms of the Sword and
Shield for announcing will be :
For State offices ..
For County offices
For Beat offices.
The value of the Sword and
Shield as a live, wide-awake,
straight-forward journal should not
be ignored. Let those who intend
to run for office in our next elec
tions, and wish to appeal to the
votes ot the temperance people all
over the State, send in their an
nouncements.
$10 00
5 00
2 30
Pi'RUSHER.
»»4
SPECIMEN COPIES.
We will take pleasure in sending
specimen copies to any who would
like to work for the paper. The
friends of temperance and Prohibi
tion could not do a better thing for
the cause than to circulate the
îSword and Shield.
tf
Rooms of State Prohibition Ex- )
ECTTivE Committee, April 1st. i
In view of the approaching meet
ing of the Prohibition tdate Con
vention, called to meet July 1st, in
the city of Jackson, we urge an im
mediate and thorough organization
ot our friends throughout the State.
Please organize at once and report
list of officers to the Secretary, at
Brookhaven.
Chas. B. Galloway, Cli'n.
B. T. IIobbs, Sec'y.
J. H. GAMBRELL,
Corresponding and Financial Secre
tary of the State Prohibition Execu
tive Committee, will speak at the
following times and places, at 7h
p. in. :
Bolton,.
Edwards .
Natcliez.
Fayette.
Martin.
L'tiea .
Meridian .
Lake..
Itarperville.
Forest.
Morton.
Brandon ..
April
!», 10, 11
12
13
11, 13
]-jo, 21, 22,
2i'>, 11am
27
2S
29, 30
Prohibitionists will please make
all necessary arrangements for these
meetings in their respective places,
and circulate the appointments as
far as possible. Let every friend of
the cause, ladies and gentlemen, at
tend. Those unfriendly to the tem
perance reform are cordially invited
to attend, also.
HE'S GETTING ON HIE FENCE.
Some time since—say two years
ago—the New Mississippian, of
Jackson, was very pronounced in its
objection to "all sumptuary laws,
classing Prohibition among these
laws. But recently it appears that
Edgar is getting ready to climb up
on the fence and drop down on the
biggest half. He is not so very out
spoken as he was. While opposing
Prohibition, he is getting to be in
the condition of the Starkville editor,
who was "honestly anxious to see
the obteome of this question." Well,
they will see, and then we'll see
them climbing down on the right
side. Just at present, a very hope
ful sign of the times is the fact that
so few papers seem to stand very
firm on the other side of the fence*
.- «M4
Mrs. M. L. Wells.
This eloquent Christian woman
will lecture on Temperance and also
organize Woman's Christian Tem
perance Unions at the following
places :
Lexington......
Durant.
Starkville .
C»lu!Uba* .
Meridian.
Shubnta.
Enterprise.
Macon...
West Point.
Okalona .
April 3 and 4
5
6 and 7
8
H and 12
13
14 and 1«
l(i
17
IS an*l If)
NEWS AND NOTES.
What is the quarrel between the
Hinds County Comet and the Ray
mond Gazette ?
Therc is nothing that succeeds
like success, and nothing that pro
hibits like Prohibition.
The Brewers Journal gives the
sale of malt liquors during the year
ending May 1, 1884, as 18,856,82(1
barrels. In the face of this enor
mous consumption, is it not time'we
were getting in earnest.
The Prohibitionists of Chicago
have decided to go to work and save
that beautiful city from being a very
sink-hole of vice and corruption.
They have nominated a strong tick
et, with W. II. Bush as candidate
for mayor.
The benevolent Mr. George W.
Childs, of Philadelphia, has greatly
gratified the treasurer of the Balti
more fund for the relief of Confeder
ate soldiers, by sending a check for
$ 100 ,
Miss Beatrice Boueicault, second
dauglik-r of the dramatist, was msrr
ried very quietly on Wednesday in
St. George's church, New York, to
Mr. George Doswell Pitman, son of
Samuel Pitman, a well-known dia
mond merchant.
Rowan county, Ky., is experienc
ing a reign of lawlessness, growing
out of an election trouble. The dep
uty sheriff has been killed, the
county attorney waylaid and wound
ed, and the other officers have been
run out of the countv.
The Natchez Democrat, with its
usual originality, comes forward
with the question, "Does Prohibi
tion prohibit?" In the face of this
new (?) question, the friends of Pro
hibition might take time to consider
the practical hearings of the issue.
We have noticed that those who
do all they can against Prohibition
are the ones who are most apt to
advise the advocates of that measure
not to "rush into politics and set
their cause back by an ignominious
defeat." Prohibitionists will take
advice from those favoring the meas
ure hereafter.
I believe the intelligent portions
of both races here in the South
could be relied upon to unite in a
third party movement with the tem
perance men of the North, and the
result would ha the abolition of sec
tionalism in politics more quickly
than by any other movement of
which I know.—Rev. M. G. Hos
kins, of Virginia.
France does not seem to be much
nearer the accomplishment of her
purpose than she was before she
commenced. The Chinese seem de
termined not to be beaten. They
have German officers and have given
the French a very black eye recently
at Long Son. They carried the key
U the position and the French were
obliged to retreat.
Occasionally the New York Sun
strikes a central truth. Recently it
said : "It would be a great thing
for Hon. John G. Carlisle if he could
cease to be one of the pillars of the
whisky interest." An editor might
write a hundred years and never
write truer words than these. The
whisky ring will ruin the prospects
of any man who is in sympithy with
it, or who allows himself to be con
troled by it.—Atlanta Constitu*
tion.
President Cleveland's salary is
$137 a day. A snug little sum with
which to set up housekeeping, but
not too much for the Chief Execu
tive of a great nation like ours.—
Ex. That's not much. Unless
some of our Presidents are misrep
resented, they have made more tha r
that, some going as high as
thousands in a day ; but then Cleve
land hasn't as much business talent
as some men.
The Paris Temps publishes a let
ter stating that the twenty-five Ger
mans who were engaged at Berlin
by Li-Fong-Pao have all had to take
Chinese names up<m entering the
service of the Celestial Empire. Cine
of them, who was formerly captain
of a corvette, is now called Wang-Li
Triang, which, when turned into
English, means Mr. High Wall. He
has just been promoted to the rank
of Admiral, and commands the Chao
Yung. Another German officer is
now named Lin-Pao, or Mr. Six
Cannons. The pay of these officers
must be very high, for the common
German gunners receive nearly $250
a month, and about $7,500 is the
amount guaranteed to the family of
each man in case he is killed by the
French.—Times-Democrat.
the
Polygamous marriages have been
treated for years as a crime against
society in all civilized nations, and
the matter of a man's religious be
lief or want of belief doesn't enter
into the question at all.
nions must get in line with the pro
gressive sentiment of the nineteenth
century, or it will grind them to
powder.—Philadelphia Times, Ind.
We can see no reason why one man
should be allowed to violate the law
with impunity any more than an
other.
Elbert county, Ga., by a majority
of 35U, voted out the whisky traffic
on the seventh ult. The good peo-
ple of Eiberton held a thanksgiving
service the next day.—Advocate.
There certainly was never a more
appropriate time for a people to give
thanks than when a great victory
has been secured for God and home.
Very soon all Georgia will be under
Prohibition. Those who wish Pro-
hibition to succeed are satisfied with
the success ; otherwise, why do those
who see its effects in neighboring
counties vote for it in their own ?
- ^ + mm -
Luther Benson has closed his ef
fective canvass in Mississippi, and
has gone to Ins home in Ladoga,
Ind. Eternity alone will reveal the
amount of good Mr. Benson did in
our State. Many a fervent prayer
has ascended the great white
throne for blessing to come and
abide on him and his. Mr.
Benson says the people of this
State were uniformly good to him.
W r e are glad he can say this. None
but people with bad, black hearts
can dislike or be unkind to Lutner
Benson. Thousands of "latch
strings" hang on the outside for him
and his in Mississippi.
The Mo'r
The combination journal at Clin
ton, the Sword and Shield, sug
gests that no Prohibitionist should
patronize a paper that does not sup
port the cause of Prohibition. Won
der if it thinks that Prohibition
journals should get no support from
the other side? We rather think
he'd kick on the latter proposition,
but it's a mighty pc or rule that
won't work both ways.—Winona
Advance. T lie Sword and Shield
merely suggested that those who
wished to raise sober sons should not
give them to read, a paper which
advocated saloons and drinking; and
why should they? We are not
afraid that anything that the Ad
vance may publish will turn away
any Prohibitionist, but why should
any one take a paper that is not
fresh enough to be called newsy, nor
authentic enough to be of any value
historically.
Rev. N. C. Steele, a member of
Prohibition State Executive Com
mittee, writes to the Sword and
Shield, that unless the Democratic
convention this Summer incorpor
ates a platform, admitting the right
of Local Option, the Prohibitionists
will put out a separate State and
Legislative ticket. We do not know
whether this means bluff or business,
but if the latter, there will be more
Mississippi dust raised than has
been seen in this State for a long
time.—Kosciusko Star. Dr. N.
C. Steele (M. D., instead of D.
D. ) is about right. Prohibitionists
have begged and pleaded to the
parties as long as they intend to,
and they now demand Local Option
of the Democrats, and the Demo
crats will very likely grant the de
mand. At any rate, business is
meant by the Prohibitionists, and if
dust must be raised, it will be a
"dry" time for some whisky-soaked
politicians. See if it dont, Johnnie.
MARGINS.
We have often wondered why,
when the question of defeating
saloons in any town is being agita
ted, the merchants of the place are
4so apt to think it will injure the
business of the town. It did seem
to us that they would see that all
the money taken in by the saloons
was taken in at their expense. Take
an instance : Mr. A. is a saloon
keeper. Mr. B. is a merchant. Mr.
Smith buys his dry goods, groceries,
etc., from Mr. B. and his whisky
from Mr. A. At the end of the
year, he has not made enough to
pay Mr. B. for his supplies. He has
had some money all along, but not
enough to pay Mr. B. any cash for
provisions and at the end of the
year, his crop will not pay his bill,
and so Mr. B. must wait artother
year, and in the end maybe lose.
But Mr. A., the saloonist, has sold
for cash and the money of the far
mer goes to him instead of Mr. B.
In the face of this, we could but
be astonished when the business
men of these towns brought up the
business plea time and again.
Talking recently with a friend, we
wonder, when Tie |
ef
in
expressed our
< jy^r r ; _
"They know that as well as you
do, but they are afraid to say any
thing against thfSi saloons. Thecas^
is this : A farmer comes in from
the country, and wants a jug of
whisky. He does not want to be
seen going into a saloon, so he gets
his merchant to send for it. Thus
far it is all right. Any man has a
right to buy a gallon of whisky for
anothor man, but here comes the
trouble. The saloon keeper allows
or gives the merchant a margin on
the gallon of whisky. By this, the
merchant makes a profit and in the
eyes of the law' becomes an illicit
liquor seller.
At length, the contest for Prohi
bition is brought on. Mr. B. would
like to side with the Prohibitionist,
but the saloonist comes to him and
says: 'See here, Mr. B., do you re
member that whisky you bought for
Mr. Smith? Now, if you go with
those fanatics, I'll have the revenue
officers after you for defrauding the
government out of its taxes.'
But,' says Mr.^B., 'I just sent
around and got it for him ; so that I
did not sell it,'
m l
Let us see. You got $4 for that
gallon of whisky, didn't you ?'
" 'I believe so.'
'Then, I let you have it for $3,
so that you actually sold the whisky
to him at a profit ot one dollar. My
saloon is your warehouse, and you
have been carrying on an illicit bus
iness. Now, it you go with those
fanatics, I'll make it hot for you.'
"Now," said our friend,
can the merchant do? He can't op
pose them, and he must make some
excuse for not siding with Prohibi
tionists, and so he brings in that ex
cuse, that is an insult to every one of
his sober customers, that it will in
jure the business of the town."
Ami then we saw.
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What
not
not
not
nor
THE STATE PROHIBITION CON
VENTION.
The State Executive Committee
met in tiie city of Jackson on the
20th inst., and agreed to call a State
Convention of Prohibitionists, July
1st, 1885. After reviewing the work
of months past, and considering the
reports from various sections of the
State, the committee were encour-*
aged to believe that our cause was
never so strong in the convictions of
the people, and that the day of
triumph is near at hand. There are
constant accessions of able, patriotic
men to our ranks, while the zeal of
old friends is quickened by a new
flame. As attention is arrested and
intelligent thought awakened, the
friends of Prohibition are multiplied.
This is already a potent, if not domi
nant sentiment in Mississippi. We
only need more thorough organiza
tion to achieve the righteous end for
which we earnestly contend. Our
immediate objective point is a local
option law which will enable the
people btj counties and at the ballot
box to determine the question of li
cense or prohibition. The present
petition law is unsatisfactory and
largely inoperative, because it shifts
the issue from a question of princi
ple to personal f riendship and consid
eration. For purely personal rea
sons many a man signs a petition
for license when his convictions pro
test, and his unfettered judgment
condemns. We want a statute that
will compel a decision on the merits
of the issue, free from the embar
rassments of individual complaint nr
appeal. Why the people should not
have the right accorded them to de
cide this question by vote, no one
unfriendly to our cause has ever
been able to answer.
To accomplish jthis desired result
we invoke the c<#dial co-operation
of all good citizens, white andblaek,
and of every religious and political
creed. Our last £tate Convention
adopted the following in its declara
tion of principles:
clare it to be our conviction that Ahe
cause of prohibition should not be
entangled with party politics. With
out disturbing the party affiliations
of any citizen, we ask his support of
this great reform, which should be
sacredly enthroned above the con
tests for mere place and power. We
do affirm, however, that intemper
ance should not be countenanced in
public officials, and that no drunk
ard is worthy of support." And to
that matured deliverance we are
firmly pledged. We are, therefore,
the enemy of no party in tin State,
unless in regular organized and au
thorized convention it pronounces
against oui cause.
Before the last two legislatures
w'e presented oar appeal and it was
not heeded. True there was a ma
jority in the lower House of the last
Legislature who were willing to ac
cord the people the humble boon we
asked, but by parliamentary tactics
of
N.
D.
to,
is
if
a
all
to
We further de
..
| and unfriendly amendments, the
measure was defeated. That history
will pot be repeated; and to prevent
its repetition the last State Prohibi
tion Convention adopted the follow
ing:
I
We believe it to be the true pol
icy and the duty of the friends of
Temperance in the several counties
of the State to support only those for
the Legislature at the next ap
proaching election, who favor a gen
eral local option law."
We do not impeach any candi
date's fidelity to the platform of his
part, but his relation to this great
non-partizan moral question must be
interrogated. If he declares him
self inimical to reform and in favor
of the saloon, he cannot command
our support. It is, therefore, the
duty of Prohibitionists, in both po
litical parties, to attend the prima
ries and secure the nomination of
good men who will heed the voice of
the people in this mighty contest.
So long as political "States" are ar
ranged in the back rooms of saloons,
we may expect the whisky sentiment
to dominate our legislative halls. To
avert this evil th u friends ~f reform
must be heard and felt in the county
of
conventions.
The indications are that tii'e State
convention, called to meet in the
city of Jackson on the 1st day of
July, will be more largely at
tended than any similar body ever
assembled at the capitol. Every
county must be represented, and
every color, calling, avocation and
profession. It will be a gathering of
patriotic, loyal Mississippians, unde
sirous of political preferment, but
unalterably intent on the redemp
tion of their beloved State from the
domination of that matchless evil,
the liquor traffic. The days of apol
ogy are past and the tune for manly
assertion has anived. We will come
up from all creeds and from both
parties and races, united in a com
mon cause, whose watchword is
holier than any party shibboleth
and whose boundaries are broader
than any ecclesiastical lines or race
distinctions.
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of
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for
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nr
of
Chas. B. Galloway,
Ch n State Ex. Com.
PROHIBITION PROGRESSING.
We were at Paulding, Jasper
county, on March 23d, 24th, and
25tb, to speak, per engagement. On
arrival we found Lutlmr Benson
ready to put in some strong pleas
for the utter annihilation of the sa
loon i afamy. Mr. Benson's speech
was, as is always true, well received,
except by a few
liberty"(?) Irish
men. The crowd was large, and
composed, in the main, of Jasper's
best citizens. Those who were pres
ent will not soon forget that on
Monday, March 23d, 1885, Indiana's
great temperance cyclone visited
Paulding.
On Tuesday, Judge Mayers not
having arrived, this writer spoke to
the crowd on the results of the li
cense law, the personel of the oppo
sition movement,, the object and
methods of the Prohibition Execu
tive Committee. The best citizens
of the county are leading the Prohi
bition army, and rank and file are
deeply and solemnly in earnest in
their frank, open efforts to dethrone
the liquor traffic, not only in Jasper
county, but throughout the State.
Paulding has the only saloon in the
county now, and we w'ere assured that
its application for renewal of license
would be defeated on April 6th.
This, too, despite the efforts of the
whisky soaks to control the negroes
by threats. It came to our ears
that some negroes had been notified
that if they signed against license,
they would be made to suffer for it.
These bulldozers are the identical
bipeds who croak themselves hoarse
lor "liberty."(?) These Benzinites
will find that the majority of voters
have a higher conception of liberty
than themselves. The same party
applying for a renewal of license
iWas sued during the first days of
court for $2,000, he having violated
the law in. selling to a drunkard,
and the claimant got a judgment
against him, so we hear since leav
ing.
HICKORY.
This is a Prohibition town under
the present (aw. Since closing the
saloons* there being no violation 'ot
law, or drunkenness, the mayor has
resigned and a part of the council
has resigned. The whisky men want
to renew their efforts to secure
license, but they cannot petition
until they have a Board, so they
have petitioned Gov. Lowry to ap
point a whisky man mayor. At this
writing, the appointment has not
been made. The leading citizens
are* opposed to having a mayor ap
pointed, because one is not needed,
it
put
in
and the whole design is to establish a
doggery in the town.
NEWTON.
Prohibitionists are going into an
organized effort here against the de
mon drink, with flattering prospects
of success. It is believed that the
voters of Newton will never grant
another license to retail damnation.
The ladies.are being enlisted in the
cause of temperance. This is omi
nous.
*
FOREST.
The next term of the circuit court
here will be interesting both to Pro
hibitionists and whisky men. Dar
ing last year, w hisky petitions were
filed and published three weeks.
When the applicants for license saw
theie would be a contest, the whisky
Board allowed them to withdraw
and add names to their petitions,
thus making new petitions, which
were filed, and the Board granted
license on them without publication
or one month's notice required by
statute. So that the saloonists and
the liquid Board are in mourning
because of their sins or the righteous
ness of the law, eithen, or both. It
is more than probable that Judge
Mayers will have this whole possee
of sinners on the legal mourner's
bench within a few days,
tionists have now a majority peti
tion against granting any more
license for twelve months.
PELAIIATÇHIE.
This place was not long since
burned, but there have been nine
business houses erected and the
place is looking up again. There is
to operate against the morals of the
town and vicinity one doggery, but
there is a strong and growing senti
ment in favor of Prohibition, and
leading citizens say no more license
will be granted. The ladies are
very much interested, and that set
tles the saloon question.
HEIDELBERG
Prohibi
of
is a Prohibition town and is building
up without the aid of whisky. Pro
hibition is working admirably, and
the people are happy and prosper
ous.
io
er
At each of the above places we
received a nice list of subscribers.
UNITED STATES* OFFICERS AR
RESTED.
Panama, March 30. —The Star and
Herald bulletins published to day
say that the steamer Colon was seiz
ed to day at Aspinwall by the revo
lutionists, who demanded the deliv
ery of a shipment of arras on board
for the revolution. The agents re
fused the delivery.
Connor, local superintendent of
the Pacific Mail Company, was first
arrested, and later the captain and
purser of the steamer were placed
under arrest on board. Subsequent
ly Capt. Dow, general agent of the
Pacific Mail Company, Mr. Wright,
United States consul, and a lieuten
ant of the American man-of-war Ga
lena were arrested and marched off
to the cuartel.
They were released at 6 o'clock on
conditions that the arms should be
delivered, and the delivery is now
The American and En
going on.
glish war ships did nothing to pro
tect foreign interests 'because the
revolutionary chiefs declared they
would resist their interference by
force.
The Americans are indignant at
the insult to the flag and the outrage
to their persons and property.
Troops go from here to-night to at
tack the revolutionists, who, howev
er, are in strong fqrce, and with the
arms from Colon will probably be
able to control events in tbeir own
way and in their own interests.—
Times-Democrat.
er
by
its
of
of
It seems to us that it is about time
for Uncle Sam to show his mus
cle and demonstrate the fact that
this government has a right to live
and be respected. We are glad that
the policy ot the country is for peace,
but a country that allows her flag
insulted, as this has been, and her
officers imprisoned, will soon have to
put up with worse, if worse can be.
Major C. B. Calton, of New York,
has recently said: "I manufactued
liquor for twenty five years. I be
gan the liquor business selling
beer over my father's bar when 1 was
fifteen years old. I know all about
it and can make any kind. The
adulteration of liquor is something
know little about, and the extent
A man stands
you
of it will surprise you.
about as good a chance of being
struck by lightning as to get a pure
article of brandy in New York.
With rectified whisky as a basis we
can imitate any kind of brandy.
The French are more expert than we
are; we begin where they leave off,
and God pity the man who drinks
the stuff we make. We make cham
pagne which you buy for the genuine
article. It costs to manufacture four
dollars a basket ; we sell it ten dol
lars to dealers. We make the stuff
and put it in our own bottles, make
a facsimile label of the genuine, im
port Spanish corks for the bottles and
French straw and baskets to pack
them in. We want to make a genu
ine imported wine, We buy one bar
rel of it. Our eooper takes the bar
rel as a pattern and makes ours by
ate
bo

it They are new and bright. We
put them through a staining process,
and they come out old and musty and
worn just like the genuine importa
tion. Thirty-two deadly poisons are
used in the manufacture of wine.
Not one gallon in fifty sold here ever
saw France. We sell thousands of
gallons of whisky to France to have
them come back to us something
Of all poisonous liquors in the
world bourbon whisky is the dcadly
est. Strychnine is only one of the
poisons in it. A certain oil is used
in its manufacture, eight drops of
which will kill a cat in eight min
utes and a dog in nine minutes The
most temperate men in New York
are the wholesale dealers. They dare
not drink the stuff they sell.—Ex.
else.
Hon. Joel P. Walker.
Some time since, Hon. Joel P.
Walker, of Lauderdale, was called
upon to say whether or not his name
appeared on whisky petitions. I
can say 1 have seen it there more
than once. He also has a public
record in the journal of the Senate,
and his name is always recorded .in
the interest of the whisky ring,
he is elected Governor, it should be
done by those in favor of debasing
our manhood, making inebriates of
our bov
If
planting a bulwark in the
in eiviliza
way ot our progression
tion and Christianity.
W. II. Patton.
Meridian, Miss.
The Prohibitionists of Meridian
had called a meeting at the Court
House last Thursday night to or
ganize a permanent Prohibition
club. Owing to failure on the part
of the janitor to light the Hall, sev
eral came and left, though a fair aud
ience assembled and organized with
twenty-six members, with Dr A. 11.
Smith, President; Prof. A. D. Mc
Voy, Vice-President ; J. C. Cavett,
Secretary. While the number is
small, they are large in the faith
that Prohibition, with God s help,
will in the end triumph. They have
counted the cost, realize that they
must suffer abuse at the hands of the
whisky ring,
tain sound.
They gave no uncer
You may look for those
"cranks" to'turn whisky out of Me
ridian.
March 26, 1885.
W. H. Patton.
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore in a re
cent lecture on temperance at Paines
ville, Ohio, thus detailed some of the
horrible foot-prints of the traffic that
had come under her own observa
tion. She said that she had been
solicited to visit the State primary
school near Boston. She went and
while standing on the platform as
the children passed into the chapel
the matron gave her story of each
one. One child with an eye gouged
out by a drunken and infuriated
father, another, whose face seemed
io be a one-sided formation. Her
cheek and ear had been sliced off by
her father, ivlien maddened by drink,
brandishing a butcher knite ; anoth
er child was armless because thrown
froman elevated window by a drunk
enjiarent and so severely injured that
amputation was necessary ; most
horrible of all the numerous cases
was that of a little girl who had been
thrown on a hot stove by a hot f tove
by a drunken mother and severely
burned l her screams bringing help
before she was too badiy injured to
be saved. Mrs. Livermore said she
wept at the recital of their terrible
wrongs. Yes, and a nation that tol
erates a system ofiniquity that bears
such fruits should not only weep but
hide its bead in shame.—Herald.
The Wages of Sin.
Of all the arguments that have ev
er come from the defenders of the li
quor traffic, it seems to us that the
weakest and poorest is this, that it
brings a great revenue into the treas
ury.
Perhaps, it the State for a high
price, would license men to go out
upon the highway and rob and pil
lage the travelers, it would bring the
State a revenue. And it would be
wiser and better and more merciful
by far than to license that which robs
its victims not of money alone, but
of character and virtue, of good name
and happiness and turns the once
happy home into a hell on earth.
The highwayman would not, as
the rum fiend does, single out the
brightest and best; would not wring
the tears of shame and agony from
broken hearted wives and mothers;
would not turn his victims into wife
beaters and felons and murderers,
and this weu'd be better and kinder
than the saloon. .. .
And the man who was robbed upon
the highway could go home to his
wife and his daily toil, and build up
his broken fortune. But the man
who is robbed by the ta loon, must go
back day after day to be robbed again
of money and character, of self re>
spect and honor.
The State's partnership with the
great curse brings a revenue, it is
true,, but money is. out-weighed by
the crime and misery which come
band in hand with that wretched,sin
stained revenue. 1 - Hinds County
Comet.
Tlie city of Charleston, in its corpor
ate capacity, is about to undertake the
driving of the deepest artesian well in
the world. It will be driven in the
main part of the city, and, as it is ex
pected to furnish 4,000,000 gallons ot
water per day, it is calculated, with
the two smaller wells already down, to
furnish a sufficient supply of water for ....
the entire city for many years. The
new well will be 2.000 feet deep, will
bo at least six iuches in diameter at the
bottom, and is to be completed by next
August.
England consumes annually five
times as much tea as coffee.

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