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
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
was as strong as we could
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
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
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.
'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
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
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.
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
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
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
therefore useless and should be dis
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
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,
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
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
will not patronize
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
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
Startling than that of Saul of Tarsus.
They will all at once discover the
enormities of the liquor traffic and
become ardent Prohibitionists and
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
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
In making their thrusts into his
sides they would keep clear of his
tail, one blow of which would haVe
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
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
Moral :—Don't let false pride in
duce you to speak when safety re
quires you to be silent.—Baptist
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.
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."
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