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Kid. Pollard, an old and respected
citizen, wlio wields a large influence. At night we addressed one of the largest and most intelligent colored audiences we nave ever seen, at Jef ferson street church on "The Duty of Christians to Support the Tem perance Movement, address make it, it was enthusiastically ceived and at least three-fourths of the immense crowd stood up and pledged eternal warfare against the liquor traffic. Organizations here and at Rose Hill church will be fected by Rev. J. \ . Penn, an ardent and active Prohibitionist. Monday night, at the Presbyterian chapel, we addressed a good audience of earnest and thoughtful, people. We hope that good was done. Arrangements were made to con summate the organization of a Cen tral Prohibition club in the near fu ture. Although the was as strong as we could re per The city pastors, Drs. Stratton. Mounger, Lea veil and Penn, arc all live Prohibitionist « and will do good work for the ci,|. < *urse »»«er many wh ; °-. During la .1 ounday night do ley dens. one white and one ''olored man died from the use of whisky. The white man was carried home oft'the streets, being found down and in a dying condition. The negro died of delir ium tremens. The conscience of the moral element is becoming aroused and the decision is, this sad work must stop. (TK'A furnished us good audiences two nights There are two saloons here, but there is a very strong and grow ing opposition to them. di<l some effective work here. The ladies have a W. t\ T. I ., which will do aggressive work as soon as the harness gets htted. The Prohibitionists of this pli have the good fortune to have a fel low-helper, in the person of Mr. J no. H. Martin, editor ot the Hinds County CoiiiOt, who freely uses his paper to advance the Prohibition cause in his town, county and State. Mr, Martin is now mayor of Utica and will doubtless be re-elected. The citizens of* Utica and vicinity have determined to have a Prohibi- tion pic-nic on May 1st, and distin- guished speakers will deliver ad- dresses. A pleasant and profitable time is anticipated. - BK1EF ITEMS. Mrs. Wells in ers to by will of the ity The are to to sign you and your are tion, been ized. here ICC 'Monopoly of abomination' is what Dr. Talmage calls high license. The late Prince Leopold spoke of "drink" as "the only terrible enemy whom England has to fear. In East Boston," says the Trav eller, "a liquor saloon is next door to a school house, on the same street. J. A. Van Fbet, Esq., 87 Wash ington street, Chicago, Ili., editor of the Lever, is prepaied to furnish stereotyped, temperance matter and ready printed temperance sheets for temperance papers. 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 thau to circulate the »Sword axd Shield. hi ff it. help in that .i man buys fore, SO pull and there this; class only their them ing tf Magnolia, Miss., April 14, iss.y We organized the first colored Prohibition club ever organized in Pike county here last night at the colored Methodist church. Had a large attendance, and all enthusias tic and ready to go to work. The following officers were elect ed: Rev. E. M. Cunfiegan, Presi dent; Fannie McCurker, 1st Vice President; Richie Turner, 2d Vice President ; Moses Moore, Treasurer ; Edmund Turner, Recording Secre tary. you They good the J. E. McGee. A Few Flam Questions. I wish to ask a few plain ques tions, which I would be glad any anti-Prohibitionist would answer: 1. Prohibition will not prohibit, but will only magnify the evil. If this be so, why do not all men en gaged in the sale and manufacture, aid Prohibition in order to extend the demand thus given i< r liquor ? 2. The practice of giving medicine to sick persons does not prevent the inroads of death. Why then not abolish doctors, nurses and medicine and let disease have full sway ? 3. Quarantines, with other pre ventives do not wholly keep out yel low fever, why then not let these sanitary regulations be abolished and let the world take its chances. 4. Fire engines do not prevent fires in cities, why not put away the engines ? 5. Raising a boy up a teetotaler will only give him a fiercer appetite for rum when grown ; then why try to restrain him in youth at all ? 6. The preaching of the gospel does not christianize the world and soundly convert it, ergo preaching is U mess. lates days near near the and The er able sides tail, the of the therefore useless and should be dis continued. The truth is, tin* world has an abiding confidence in Iran's power to reduce life's evils and intends to labor on in that direction and although reformers do not expect to wholly extirpate these evils, it will worry them a good deal, just like Henson's sap-sucker, lie says a man once undertook to catch a sap sucker by climbing the sapling on which the bird was picking, but as soon as he, after much trouble, would get up near the bird, it would dart off to another sapling, and again resume its picking for worms, while the man, with great patience, would descend, and set about climb ing the other tree with the same re sult. A friend who came along and found him thus engaged, asked him what he was doing. He replied that lie was after that sap-sucker. "Don't you know,'' said the friend, "you can never catch him in that way." "Oh," he answered, "I do not ex pect to catch him, but I intend to worry him a good deal." So, with the Prohibitionists; they are after the sap-sucker everywhere and keep him very busy flitting from place to place. T. the re do Wonders Never Cease. °-. it would seem that the liquor traf fic entails so much sorrow, suffering and degradation on the women and children of this country, that no woman, much less a wife and mother could be found giving aid and com fort to this infernal traffic. As they are the greatest sufferers it seems natural for them to band themselves together, as they are now doing, against the common enemy of God, home and native land, who is a friend of the dram shop is rarely ever found, but sometimes we do find them. In the last issue of the Summit Sentinel a woman applies for a per mit to run a dram shop. Fordish is recommended hv 27 ne 10 Americans, 14 Dutch, A woman to 1 and my in to Mrs. M. !* groes, Jews and 1 Irishman as a "respecta ble, sober and suitable person" to sell whisk} in the town of Osyka in less quantities than one gallon, and in due time this devil trap will he licensed, baited and set; then farm ers send in your boys, the perform ance will begin, your sons will be placed in the road that leads down to ruin and they will be encouraged by these "sober and suitable" re cruiting agents of the devil, they will have for companions the signers of this petition who are traveling that road themselves. But,asks one,if the saloon is such a curse to society how is it possible to secure a major ity of the legal voters in favor ot it? The answer is easy, the whisky men are united, they use their patronage to advance their business ; they say to the ignorant negro laborer, You sign our petition or we will not give you work. They say*to the butcher, baker and storekeeper, Sign our pe tition or we will not buy your wares ; and to the school-teacher, Sign our petition or we your school. This is the way signers are obtained, In all our towns we have a large number of voters of foreign extrac tion, mostly Germans, who have been naturalized but not American ized. They think we ought to do here as they do in the ''Old Coun try"—have a "coffee house" on street corner with no coffee in Ga., ing dy and will not patronize every it. This important idea is a great help to the whisky business; then, in every town there is always several merchants who profess to believe that business is benefitted by having .i saloon in close proximity to the store. They prefer to trade with a man who is about "half shot;' lie buys more liIf'rally and is not near particular about the price, there fore, it pays to have a saloon in Were it not for this class of tless not ments, solid H to is a Solid large Agents ern Rock Trade, paid sure has this fearsas SO town. merchants the liquor men could not pull through. Suppose the farmers and friends of Prohibition were to adopt their method and boyeot every merchant that signed whisky peti tions, what a howl of "bulldozing there would he. But it is coming to this; it is one of the most effectual arguments that can be used on this class of merchants; in fact, it is the only argument that can reach through their alligator hides. \ )u get them to believing that they are los ing money by upholding whisky and them converted. Their will he more sudden and «too, and.I than bined. House, onlv ( struct you have conversion Startling than that of Saul of Tarsus. They will all at once discover the enormities of the liquor traffic and become ardent Prohibitionists and good citizens. Mr. Editor, you arc on the right track—give the farmers a chance. Local Option by Counties," that is the way to pulverize the liquor bus Paid. Price Write ta, $1; 20 cts., tunes, if alogue U mess. St. Johnite. ers. Fight Between Sea-Monsters. A correspondent of the Petaluma Jounal and Argus of April 15th, re lates the following incident : A novel sight was witnessed a few days since by Mr. Gaffany, who lives near Bodgea Bay. While ploughing near the coast, his attention was di rected to an unusual commotion in the water, nearly a mile from the shore, which proved to be a conflict between five sword fish and a sperm whale. The ocean was quite calm, and as they neared the shore their movements could be plainly seen. The whale was no match for his small er antagonist, who seemed to under stand his only means of defence, and displayed considerable knowledge ot tactics in parrying with their formid able adversary. In making their thrusts into his sides they would keep clear of his tail, one blow of which would haVe one All sold for send Rates. prices, how hard it ways T ERN W been fatal to them. With maddened fury the huge monster of the deep would strike right and left, causing the water to boil by the blow—and then he would dive deep to escape the relentless fury of his tormenters, but he was followed and soon brought to the surface. Deep gashes could be seen in his sides and the blood flowed freely. The fight was witnessed for nearly an hour, when the whale, in the agony of despair, started for the shore flinging himself upon some low rocks, and soon died from the effects of his wounds. Gashes two feet deep and six feet long were made in his sides. Many in this city went to see him. lie was between fifty and six ty feet long. The third day the tide rose high enough to float him from the rocks, and lie floated out to sea. an to to a on as to to Didn't Keep His M 011 II 1 Shut. A Mongol fable is as follows:— Two geese, when about to start south ward on their autumn migration, were entreated by a frog to take him with them. On the geese expressing their willingness to do if means of conveyance could he devised, the frog produced a stock of strong grass, got the two geese to take it, one by carli en' I, "ML; he clung to it by his mouth in the middle, in this manner three were making their journey suc cessfully, when they were noticed from below by some men, who loud ly expressed their admiration of the device, and wondered who had been clever enough to discover it. The vain-glorious frog, opening his mouth to say "It was 1." lost his hold, fell to the earth, and was dashed to peices. Moral :—Don't let false pride in duce you to speak when safety re quires you to be silent.—Baptist Weekly. A It ich Man's Testimony. The late Stephen Girard, when surrounded by immense wealth, and supposed to he taking supreme de light in its accumulation, wrote thus to a friend : As to myself, 1 live like a galley slave, constantly occupied, ami often passing the night without sleeping. 1 am wrapped in a Iabrintli of affairs, and worn out with care. I do not value fortune. The love of labor is my highest emotion. When I rise in the morning, my only efforts is to labor so hard during the day, that when night comes I may be enabled to sleep soundly. Ex. The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of the Diocese of Savannah, Ga., in an earnest appeal concern ing intemperance says : "The reme dy is simple, its application easy, and the result certain. Total absti nence is that remedy." I wadilcn <cf Bates Southern Music Home. CONVERTED INTO AN INCOR PORATED STOCK COM PANY, WITH 8200.00ft CASH CAPITAL. TiTKE*: TltEMENIIOlN PER (IIINEÜ IOKTiiiN SEA SON'S lit I he. 50,010 W'.trtli of Cliickurng Pianos at one ! Purchase, $20,UOO Worth of Importe I , Musical Merchandise at O e l'i r chasc, 75,000 pieces of Sheet Music at One Pm chase. Read this, Musican and Music Lover. limi tless lias rushed us the past year so that we eou.d not i«»st you, as usual, through our advertise ments, and to make amends, we here (five a few solid facts well worth taken in. Ladd.o & Bato* Sonthsm Mnd« H on«« is a Household Word from the Potomac to the Rio Grande. Who has not heard of it? It is a Mammoth Musie Emporium, from which a Solid Musical South draws its supplies. Eleven large Branch Houses, and over ?!Nt wide-awake j Agents distribute its goods through every South- j ern State, and its yearly sales are nearly half a j million dollars. Founded fifteen years since, on the Solid Bed Rock of Large Capital, Enterprise and Square Trade, it has stood unshaken, amid financial paid s, j>estilence, cyclone, and tires, and to in sure its permanency for generations to come, it . has been incorporated as a fo-operative Stock of this House as with any Bank, and need have noj fearsas to its Permanency, Responsibility, or ; Guarantees. It is Solid. Now notice these Company, with a paid up Cash Capital of Scion, «too, which is owned solely by the Officers and Employers. The Officers are: W. Ludden, Prestdent; J. A. Bates, Treasurer and Manager, and.I 1) Murphy, Scc'y. Patrons are, therefore as safe in dealing with TRADE ITEMS FOR 1884-85. More Pianos and Organs soi l than by all other southern dealers com bined. S ) .000 worth of ( 'bickering Pianos bought at one purchase in October last. Largest purchase ma le by any Southern House, rqiecial Bargains. Elegant Pianos onlv $210, with handsome Embroidered ( 'over, Stool, Instructor, and Mus ; c Rook. Organs, $21, $50, $75, $0 0, with Stool, In struct or, and Music B>ok. Alt Freight Easv Installment Terms. Or.e yearIv Paid. Price to All, and that the lowest known. Write ns, and we will save you money. $.0,001 worth of Imported Musical Mer chandise, such as Violins, Guitars, Banjos, Accordéons, Strings, etc., bought at one purchase, from the Estev Organ Go., Atlan ta, Ga., at one-half the cost of Importation. Immense bargains now offered Retail Buy Aecordeotis, 75 cents each; Richter Harmonicas, 10 cents; Banjos, $1; Violins, $1; Guitars $3; Paganini Italian Strrings, 20 cts. each, per set; Clear Grit Italian, *15 cts., 60 cts. per set; Orguinettes, with 5 tunes, ?6. Privilege of returns, or exchange, given if goods are not satisfactory. Revised Cat alogue Jan, 1. 1885, free to all. CHEAP MUSIC DEPOT, ) ers. ! il i ; $75,000 pieces of Sheet Music, bought at one purchase, offered only at lO cts. a copy. All new and best Music, same as usually sold for 30 cents to $1.50 per piece, for Catalogue of Ten Cent Music, send North for cheap Music. Headquarters. Rates. Come on buyers, we are with you in prices, every time. We know how to buy, how to sell, and how to*please. Times are hard and money must buy more goods than it used to. The most for the money can al ways be bad at T .lirirlon dk Bates SOUTH ERN MUSIC HOUSE, j Send Don't This is All Music at Reduced i t * j ! ; :i ANTEDM toIES ANn gentlemen who ■ 1 " 1 *w!shtoniake 08 to $4 a day easily at their own homes. Work sent by mail.No canvassing. Address with stamp Crown M'f'jj. Co., 294 Vine St.. Cin'ti.O. W j j j j the ; but ! to j be ' j for ! in ! the low I | his see I | the to LATEST AND BEST, HAVE Vor SEEN THE NEW IMPROVED SINGER Sewing Machine WIT1I HIGH ARM? 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W FOR 1885, o years bv Dr. \V. A. Hurt, under the This paper was issued for t\v name of THEE JLEGrTTS. But the time came when ; need t more vigorous am was agressive paper with his extensive business in other d, than the editor of flu* ARGUS, directions, could give. Company, and the SWORD ani> SHIELD tak Therefore the pa j ter was sold to the present ves up where the ARM'S ) left off. (Yol. HI.) The SWORD and SHIELD. Will be issued weekly will contain the best thoughts of some of will be chock full of and, in addition, will have five J 5 our ablest and most prominent Temperance?« good Temperance literature and m* n ; r \vs or six columns of general news PROHIBITION W ill be the best plank in the platform of the SWORD ant SHIELD, but it will advocate all the interests of the people be found articles from professional educators of the highest In its columns will reputation. 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