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J. H. GAMBRELL,
R. D.GAMBRELL,
I Editors.
CLINTON. MISS.
December 19,18S5
iialurduy,
MEETING OF EXECUTIVE 0M
MITTEE.
Rooms State Ex. Committee,
Nov. 30th 1885
:
All members of the State Prohi
bition Executive Committee, of
Mississippi, are requested to meet in
the city of Jackson Jan. 6.1886 at
10 a. m., as business of great impor
tance is to be transacted. Every
member is urged to be present.
Committees appointed at the last
State convention will please be ready
to report.
Chas. B. Galloway,
Chairman.
All State papers are re
P.S.
quested to copy'.
NOTICE!
Columbus, Miss., Dec. 5,1885.
D-jar Sisters of the W. C. T. U:
Please send me the number of
members in your Unions, also the
names of officers. It is very impor
tant to do this immediately.
Mrs. M. M. Snell,
Cor. Sec. State W. C. T. U.
BRIEFS.
General Robert Toombs died at
his home, Washington, Georgia,
Dec. 16th.
Mr. Marshall's second lecture has
been postponed till the first Tuesday
night in January.
The political disabilities of Gen.
A. R, Lawton, of Georgia, were re
moved by Congress Det. 16.
The Blair Educational Bill was
unanimously endorsed by the .Vir
ginia Legislature. The Democratic
State Convention also endorsed if
Mr. J. II. Gambrell, State Lec
ture, is wanted at Fulton. Itawamba
county, to lecture. They have Pro
hibition, but they want stiring up.
The most unkindest cut ot
all : The Washington Star gives
two columns to showing where con
gressman stay at night when in
Washington.
On the Georgia Pacific R. R.,
near Atlanta Georgia, an engine ran
into a sleeping car, killing eleven
passengers instantly and severely
injuring others. No particulars.
The Picayune told the truth when
it said, "The workingman is always
all right. It is the loafer and dem
agogue who makes trade associations
support and carry him, who is all
wrong.
In announcing the passage of
the Prohibitory clause of the con
stitution of Dakota, which changes
that territory into a Slate, the en
thusiastie editor of the Alliance
says, "Dakota is born free.
Mr. Gladstone, it is said will take
the first opportunity to oust the Con
seratives from power. He is eager to
seize his old office and conclude his
public life by establishing home rule
in Ireland. When lie gets that
tablished he will most likely find
something else to wind upon.
At Plainfield, N. J., the Republi
cans and Democrats and No-licer.
men, each, put out a ticket. The
No-license men put out their ticket
first and the Republicans
pected to endorse and work for the
ticket, but the Republicans persisted
in putting out a ticket and thus
"turned the town over to the rum(?)
Democracy." Naughty Reps.
es
sc
were ex
Read this from the Voice :
Bfooklyn Divine was endeavoring to
convince a young man that high li
cense was highly desirable. "We
can close nine out ol every ten sa
loons by this means,'''said the divine.
"Suppose you could close up all but
of the saloons of Brooklyn,"
was the reply,
for me to keep that saloon?
"No—o
"A
one
Would it be right
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n
"Then how could it be
right for me to vote that some other
man should keep it ?"
The Augusta (Ga.) News says :
Prohibition will do no harm,
will not check Atlanta's prosperity.
It will promote it. The testimony
from all the counties that have
adopted Prohibition, is that they
are more peaceful and prosperous
than they were when they legal
ized the sale of intoxicating liquors.
The opponents of Prohibition in
that city will be wise if they will
aecept their defeat with a proper
spirit, and consent to let Prohibi
tion have a fair and square trial.
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A CHANGE.
Last January, as one of a company
I became interested in the publica
tion of tho Sword and Shield, sole
ly with a view of advancing in all
honorable ways, the cause of Prohi
bition in this State. How the man
agement has succeeded in its under
taking, is for the friends of the cause
to judge. The paper has been pub
lished under serious disadvantages
and has not received the Editorial
attention that it was desired it should
have, and that a different state of
circumstances, and a more general
support would have made possible.
That the paper may receive more
Editorial work than I have been
or will be able to give it, I have
transferred to Mr. T. D. Marshall,
my eiuire interest in it.
With a proud consciousness of the
rectitude of my notions and pur
poses in the work I have performed
on the paper; a kindly remembrance
of the kindnesses and prayers of
which I have been the object, and
with a conscious supremacy to the
personal attacks that some have
been pleased to make me the subject
of, I retire from the paper after
this issue.
I bespeak for the new' manage
ment, a much increased, cordial
support for the sake of "God, and
home and native land."
of
of
J. H. Gambrell.
THIS WEEK'S PAPER.
at
has
re
was
This week concludes our first year
in journalism. During ihat time we
endeavored to make a paper that
would merit the support of the Tem
perance people of Mississippi. We
have advocated what seemed to us
to be the best interests of the peo
ple, irrespective of what might be
the effect on our individual inter
ests. When it seemed necessary,
we have not hesitated to denounce
wrong-doing in office, nor to express
our opinions on public actions of
In this we have endeavored to
men.
act justly toward the objects of our
remarks, and not to allow personal
feeling to dominate. In these aims
we feel we have been successful.
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The growth of the Prohibition
sentiment in Mississippi during the
year 1885 has been marvellous, and
the need for a central organ is more
than ever apparent.
The paper and Mr. J. H. Gam
brell will continue to aid each other
in the two branches of temperance
work.
Rev. W. W. Boyd, of St. Louis,
in writing an account of a trip South
to a Richmond, Va., paper, says:
"It surely is our duty in the North
to meet every fraternal and patriotic
act on the part of the South with re
ciprocal love. It is our duty to fold
up and consign to oblivion the
'bloody shirt,' that last resort of the
bankrupt politician. It is our duty
to forget the war and its causes so
tar as they tend to keep alive in our
hearts sectional prejucices and ani
mosities, And when the time comes
—which God grat may be soon !—
when some great question shall arise
to divide the political sentiment of
the country by a line drawn at right
angles to Mason & Dixon's line,
reperaling the North and the South
alike into new parties on fresh issues
—then all the horrid memories of
the war will be buried beyond the
hope of a resurrection,
5?
Taxes are increasing in Hinds
county, and are more burdensome
now than they were under Radical
rule. In the Radical times money
was plentiful and although the taxes
were large, it was easier to to pay
them than it is now to pay the heavy
taxes that have been imposed under
Democratic "referm" rule.—Vicks
burg Post.
The above is a grewsome fact. It
is now about time to reform the
Democratic party in Hinds county.
A little healthy watching and some
show of opposition would do it good
and w r ould greatly benefit the tax
payers.
"Discern ye the signs of the
At the meeting of the New
Orleans W. C. T. U., Major E. A.
Burke, ot the Times-Democrat sent
in a message expressing his sympa
t by with the objects of the organiza"
ion and asking that they make use
of a column in the Times-Democrat.
times.
:
At the last session of the Supreme
Court of Kansas a good many cases
of illegal selling were brought up
from district courts and all confirm
ed. The discussion of the Circuit
Courts had already made whisky
selling unprofitable, and so it pro
hibit
There will be no issue of the
Sword and Shield next week but
it will appear 01 » the first Saturday
in January. N
BOON VILLE.
The night of Nov. 25th we spoke
to a good house at this place, al
though the night was dark, damp
and cool. Our friend, Prof. J. W.
Johnson principal of the justly
noted "Boon ville Classical School,'
and his gifted wife, gave us a warm
welcome to their delightfull home
and to them we are grateful for an
unusually pleasant day and night.
The anti-saloon force here, is very
strong and still developing vitality
and stability, It is affirmed that
there will never be another saloon
m the town.
RIENZI,
Has no whisky shops, but has the
disadvantages of a miserable beer
hovel. Three successive efforts to
secure license in and near the town
have been defeated. Leading citi -
zens say "we can't prevent the sale
of beer, but we can and will prevent
the opening of whisky shops."
Prof. W. I. Gibson has a flourish
ing, thorough high school here
North East Mississippi is blest above
every other section ot the State with
first class high schools.
K0S8UTH,
Is an inland town, 9 miles West of
Corinth, surrounded by a good
farming country. Its citizenship is
substantial and moral. Another
splendid high school is prospering
here, under the wise management of
Prof. Elkin. There are no saloons
in the place. Some years ago one
man undertook to traffic in the
morals of the place and during a
night some one bored through the
side of his den into his barrels of
liquid poison and let the contents
out and he emigrated immediately.
The day on which we spoke here
was cold and dreary, so the gather
ing was not as large as it otherwise
would have peen, though we enjoyed
speaking to the very intelligent
audience.
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CORINTH.
Owing to the pregress of a series
of revivals services at the C P. church
we did not speak here. The town
is in fine condition commercially,
socially and morally, under the five
mile iron clad anti-liquor law, and
the best citizens are delighted with
what this law has done and is doing
for the place. In the late election
^iquor men, in the main, were elect
ed, oecause the Prohibitionists made
no organized effort to defeat them,
but a reaction appalling to the whis
ky men has fairly set in and with
the assistance that the Prohibition
ists intend to give it, it will do its
perfect work. We were told that
the advocate of whisky are down
cast over the situation. Members
elect, of the legislature are pledged
to Local Option thinking such a law
will work a repeal of the "five mile
laws," but it will not do this.
Owing to our own condition,
pressing business, threatening
weather, and a failure to hear
whether we had appointments or
not, we did not visit New Albany,
Pontotoc and Toccopolo, but learned
that the cause is in a good state in
Pontotoc and Union counties. There
is not a saloon in either county and
all is order, quietude und prosperity
cousidering short crops.
THE SITUATION.
of
There is some apprehension on the
part of Prohibitionists in this section
when the five mile'acts abounds,
thai a general Local Option law will
result in a repeal of their special
We think there is no reason
acts.
able ground for this fear, for it is
the doomed purpose of the temper
people not to disturb present
ance
laws, but vote by counties upon the
question of licensing and if the
county goes for licensing and any
one wants to sell outside the prohib
ited districts he must proceed as the
law directs to-day, but he can not
secure a license to sell in Prohibi
tion districts, because a special act
enjoins the authorities not to grant
license in that territory.
It may be claimed that this will
not give the liquor interest a fair
chance. We answer it is not in
tended that the whisky devil shall
have a fair show with the virtue and
morality of this country. It ha s
never been so. If any member of
the legislature dreams, for one mo
ment, that it is his business or pre
rogauve in making laws to unfetter
the liquor business, he has miscon
ceived the whole idea of our peer
less 'government and is wholly igno
rant or oblivions to the trend of all
. . , « ,
legislation m reference to public and
menacing evils—the greatest of
which is the liquor traffic. It will
be a blot not to be suffered on any
legislator's eschution to undertake
e - .
the current of repressive
enactment against the liquor oligar
chy and more, he will be ground to
to break
powder politically and'socially, when
he makes the effort.
Let it be understood that we pro
pose to hold intact every legal in
terdiction of the netarious traffic in
human happiness and souls and get
as much more as possible. We
yield nothing we have gained, but
labor for for the ballot by counties
on the question of licensing the sale
of liquor.
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DEFRAUDING THE STATE.
Read and Note This.
The eight article of the constitu
tion of Mississippi provides for the
eatablishment of free public schools
for the benefit of persons between
the ages of five and twenty-one
years. Section six (6), and amend
ment second thereto, same article,
provides among other things, that
"all monies received for license
granted under the laws of the State
for the sale of intoxicating liquor or
keeping of dramshops shall be paid
into the (State) Treasury to be dis
tributed pro rata among the educa
ble children of the State, in the man
ner provided for by law'." Undeer
section 1102 Revised Code, 1880,
many municipal authorities fix the
State tax for license at from 8200 to
8500, and levy an additional tax on
the salaonists of from 8100 to 8300
which latter amount is retained for
municipal purposes. This is the
practice in almost every town and
city in the State, and it is in palpa
ble violation of section (6) article
eight (8) of the constitution. The
Supreme Court has so decided in at
least three cases. Section 48 Miss.
Reports, pageT440, Ya^oo City vs.
tLe State, in which the State re
covered 81700. 50 Miss Reports
page 630, State Board of Education
vs. city of West Point, in which an
error in the proceeding was all that
prevented a recovery of 84,500.
56 Miss. Reports, page 518, State
Board of Education vs. city of Aber
deen, in which'it was held that the
city was liable for all monies collec
ted and retained from license to îe
tail, because the constitution ex
pressly says all monies received for
license to sell intoxicating liquors,
snail be paid into the treasury to he
distributed pro rata among the ed
ucable children ot the State, etc.
Some towns of which we know, fix
the State tax on each saloon at 8300
to 8500, and require or let the appli
cant for license donate from 8*200 to
8300 to the municipal funds,
dodge will avail nothing in the
courts. The»-Suprerae *Cburt holds
that this is an evasion of the provis
ion of the constitution.
We are informed that the city of
West Point is liable to the State in
the snug little sum of about 810
000, for monies unlawfully retained;
and Brook haven is liable, according
to our information, for from 86,000
to 810,000. Nearly every saloon
town in the State has unlawfully
withheld a considerable per. cent, of
of the common school fund and ap
plied it to its own purposes, and it is
to be hoped that the State Board of
Education, composed of Attorney
General, Secretary of State and Su
perintendent of Education, will give
immediate attention to this matter.
It is not that we clamor for this
blood money for Educational pur
poses, that we call attention to this
matter—we with all thoughtful
Christians utterly abbor such a sup
port of our Educational interests,
but because by this unlawful pro
ceeding, the saloon is fastened on
many towns, when it would not be so
if all the monies were placed where
the constitution directs it shall be—
in the State Treasury—and wewan't
this illegitimate plea taken out of
the mouths of those who advocate
the nefarious business so that the
traffic in human happiness, and souls
may stand out in the naked deform
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lty.
If the State Board of Education
does its duly in this particular, and
we doubt not it will, it will bur
den many towns to pay what it
owe the State. With the bur
mon.
We urge upon every Prohibit,ion
man 0 r woman, to investigate
thismatter in his or her town, and
report the facts to the State Board
of Education, without delay. It is
only asking the preservation of the
provisions of our Constitution,
j" w 1 i ." res " Utakm *^® nl un ;
der the liquor traffic one of its most
Upended on supports. We appeal
to every one who wants to do some
thing for " God, and home and na
tive land " to look after this matter
3* the
facts, and urge them upon the con
sidération of the authorities till they
take cognizance and act on them.
Help pulverize the liquor power.
may
dened we will sympathize, while we
will be glad of two things : The in
dication of the law and the awaken
ing of the power of the liquor de
117
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A CORRECTION.
We received a private letter last
Saturday from Rev. J. II. Garabrell
in which he denies calling Brother
Frantz a
Congressman Van Eaton and Secre
tary Bayard in his lecture at the
Baptist church. As to the former
we were not in attendence but our
reporter was there with pencil and
paper in hand taking notes, and he
offers to make an affidavit that the
former is true. About the first
thing we heard the next morning
something about being one of
insignificant little country editors '
referred to by the gentleman in his
lecture and some of our most prom -
ment citizens were condemning it
severely. However, Mr. Gambrell
says he was refering to the language
of a Dutchman who accosted him
some time since who was against the
Prohibition party. As to the other
two gentlemen, we heard that our
self, and could only construe it as it
was said, though perhaps he meant
it in a different light. Our assersions
were based only upon what was said
and the Signet has nothing to take
back, but if the gentleman did not
intend it that way as he says he
didn't, we are glad to so state it for
him. We believe it was some time
last winter in the days of "Vox
Pupuli" that he gave us a severe
cut in his paper, the Sword and
Shield, and failed to send us a copy
of paper, but we accidently stum
bled on a copy containing the ar
ticle and we just wanted to remind
him that the Signet was still doing
business at the old stand.—Signet.
After agreeing to make the proper
correction the above is what the
Signet has to say. I am enabled to
be positive as to what I said on the
occasion referred too, because I spoke
from notes and have them yet In
giving an account of the legislation
in favor of Prohibition I said that
Col. Frantz, the jolly editor of the
Brandon Republican, said that I did
not tell the whole truth in a circular
letter 1 sent out some two years
since. He claiming that the larger
per cent, of Prohibitory laws had
been accosted by a beer keg dutch
man who made the same statement
but so far as I knew but four or five
such laws had been repealed. This
is substantially what I said, the
Signet repoiter's proffered affida
vit to the contrary, notwithstanding,
I venture io say the Signet reporter
is an anti-Prohibitionist, perhaps
this will explain matters to thinking
people. I referred to Mr. Bayard's
letter against local option and replied
to it. I also referred to Congressman
Van Eatons public utterances against
State Prohibition, because he repre
sents a class of objections to the
methods of the Prohibitionists and
replied to his views^ajj^the ^il^ect.
Ï made no r personal attack on any
of the persons named, as the Signet
would have its readers think. For
tho Signet Editors in ability to make
a discrimination in tne matter I am
in no way responsible, nor do I
know that he is. I disliked the con
duct of the Signet, because 1 do not
attack men personally—certainly
not in the»r absence. But 1 gather
from what the Signet says, that the
thing that gava offence to its editors,
was my reference to "insigaificunt
little country editors''—"one of
whom he is which" it seems I did
not think at the time that what I
was saying was applying to the
prodigious editor of the Signet, but
as it did I am glad I said it and it
was about this "now and then a lit
tle fellow sitting majestically on the
tripod wails out to know, 'doe3 Pro
hibition prohibit?" when there are
abundant facts showing that it
does.
Finally we must commend the
Signet's candor in confessing that
ist object acting as it did, was
one of personal revenge. Doubtless
the editor sleeps better now, since,
onlyfpeople with conscience are kept
from repose by having stooped to
unworthy deeds. This paper has
tw r o editors and this writer is not
beer keg" and attacking
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the one who gave the Signet the se
vere cut, for which it seeks revenge
by misrepresenting him. I have
never yet said anything in a public
address that I would not cheerfully
subscribe to in public print and most
certainly I have no disposition to
deal in personalities, nor yet, any
purpose to servè thereby. This
whole matter is reduced to a quetion
of veracity between some unknown
reporter, the Signet and myself.
The reading public may judge be
tween us. So much for the Signet
though I doubt it the game is worth
the candle.
J. H. Gambrell.
It is said an old colored
, woman
117 years old died in Louisville
lately who cDiraen to have handed
General Washington a cuptif water
at the battle of Yorktown. —Pica
yune.
That's the 32nd old woman that
handed him a cup of water at York
town. George must have been "out
with the boys" the night before.
We are so vy 1 » learn from Mrs.
Beall that she is confined to her bed
by sickness.
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This Department is the Official Organ ot
the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of Mississippi; aod is conducted by
MRS. CHATTIE BEALL
WEST POINT. MISS.
Will all Local Superintendents of
Scientific Temperance Education in
the various Unions of Missie
s'ppi, send in their petitions to Mrs.
H. B. Kells, State Superintendent
of Scientific Temperance Education,
Miss., by the 1st of
Pass Christian,
January?
Let every Union and every Tem
perance worker be alive to influence
the members of the Legislature from
their neighborhood to vote for our
measure. Any county Superinten
dent of Education who has not al
ready done so, will be doing a last
ing good to posterity by send
ing in his name at once to the State
Superintendent of Temperance Ed
ucation, to swell a petition of Su
f ierintendents to be laid before his
aw-makers* Our State Superin
tendent of Public Education, Hon.
J. RJPreston, writes: "There is no
reason why such matter should not
be iutroduced into our schools. We
must educate our youth up to a
knowledge of the evil of intemper
ance."
Mrs. H. B. Kells.
NOTES.
starkville.
Mos. Erwin organized a noble W.
C. T. U. in Starkville on last Friday.
Mrs Ale raider was elected presi
dent and the other positions filled,
also, by ladies ot the highest Chris
tian excellencies. The sale of whis
ky had been stopped two weeks pre
viously and the organization of a W.
C. T. U. was a timely clamp upon
the good work already accomplished.
Starkville will up longer be a thorn
in the side of Prohibition.
COLUMBUS.
"I saw more whisky sold in Colum
bus in two days than I ever saw to
be sold in Aberdeen in a whole
week.
forcement of Prohibition laws or to
the violation of official oaths? Can
honorable men fford to rest under
such an aspersion as this statement
casts upon their official integrity ?
"I want no Local Option in my
town* I am not willing to have
what little property I've got sacri
ficed in any such way.
would you rather sacrifice, a little
property or your boys?"
go on the principle ot the old man in
Georgia, who told his boys to do, not
as he did,but a3 he told them to do—
Was that due to the en
? ?
"But which
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and yet my v boys n^ever sa yr me take w
a drink—not a drop of whisky is
kept in my house and I have not
signed a whisky petition in three
Our hearts accorded all
years.
honor for these things and yet we
have pondered : Why does he not
let his boys see him drink? Why
is no whisky kept in his house ?
Why does he refuse to sign the
whisky petitions ? Is it not the evil
example in the first place, the temp
tation in the second place and the
honest desire in the last place that
whisLy should not be sold in his town
These things fitly ioined together
and compacted by that which every
joint supplieth, constitutes the ef
fectual working of Local Option.
In opposing Local Option is he not
binding to the days, when the sacred
restraints of home may be broken,
the very dange -s from which he has
so zealously striven to deliver his
boys ? Will the unwarranted appre
hension of deputation, be equal to
the wholesale depletion of property
occasioned by the consequences ot
debauchery to many and many a
father ?
THE PRICE OF ONE BOY.
On a bleak snow-bound sleet va
neered night, when a beautiful city
was slumbering in sweet unconscious
ness oi danger, the insatiate fire-fiend
in demoniac »1 malignity touched with
her finger of flame, the proud heart
of its idolized university. The
alarm bells rang out their protest
and companies of great-hearted phi
lanthropists poured in from every
part of the city to the rescue, but the
demon of destruction found a power
ful ally in a fierce gale sent in from
the sea and it was after superhuman
toil performed with fidelity of grand
est heroism that every inmate was
reported saved and the magnificent
edifice began lifting its head above
the smoke and steam and glare of
Shout after shout
to
conflagration,
cheered on the noble workers when
the'horror of the multitude as
sembled there, the pallid face of a
boy appeared in the window of an
upper story around which th« flames
leaping and crackling in venge
ful fury. Jt at Once became appar
ent that the only hope of rescue
to concentrate the engines upon ihe
locality of the boy wfitli* every avail
able means of escape was being ap
plied. This nicaut the abandonment
to
were
was
of tho building, but there was not a
moment's dallying with the question
and the boy was saved while the
the grand old university, so long
the glory of the State, was consiged
to ashes. A gentleman who had
witnessed tho blood-curdling scene
observed to a stranger standing near
him. "That building cost so many.
millions of dollars, a pretty steep
price don't you think, to pay for
one boy?" "I would not have
thought so if he had been my boy
sir." was the quiet reply. Oh
fathers ! the alarm bells are ringing,
the temptations of saloons are the
consunrng flames that imperils your
bov. If he were already lost, all the
millions of all the Vanderbilts would
be esteemed a small price to pay for
his redemption—it will cost far less
to put away the perils that lead to
ruin.
Decided Against the Liquor Men on
Every Point.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 17—This morn
ing in the United States court,
Judge McCoy decided the contested
election case growing out of the re
cent Prohibition election in this
county. The judge refused to con
tinue the injunction restraining the
ordinary from announcing the re- v
suit of the election, and decided the
case against the hquor men on every
point. There is in the bill adopted
a provision that Georgia wines may
be sold and wines of other States
were excluded. That portion of the
bill Judge McCoy decides was un
constitutional and no wines could be
sold.
That settles the question of law.
If the temperance men will put in
office men who will execute the law
against saloonists it will work all
right. If they don't—well, the law
will worry the seloonists a good deal
anyhow.
Sunday Rim.
Several cities are trying to close
the saloons on Sunday's, and the suc
cess of the movement of the Catho
lie clergy in Philadelphia shows
what a power the church can be in
this cause if it chooses. Many of
the priests of that city have followed
the admonition of the pastoral letter
of the Plenary Counc il at Baltimore
in urging liquor selle rs of their faith
to close on Sunday, and the result is
that last Sunday there were fewer
saloons open in the city than on any
other day since the present law and
order embargo begin. Another good
feature of the movement is
that saloons which pretended to
be closed had locked back
and side as well as front doors,
and their patrons could not
get in on a pretext. John H. Camp
bell, President^ of tjte local Arch
diocesan temperance Union, said;
"If, as 1 anticipate, the decrees
will set the seal of the church against
not only Sunday liquor selling, but ,
also against Catholics carry on the
traffic, 1 shall immediately upon the
promulgation of the decrees send a
printed translation of them to every
pastor in the land, and hammer them
at the bead of every Catholic tavern
keeper until those at least who obey
the church will give up the business.
The church has too long been dis
graced by Caîholiïs drinking it
The traffic and indulgence in strong
drink cannot be wiped out, but it can
at least by such means be restained."
One qf the cleigy said :
"Catholic liquor dealers already
established in the business we can
only urge and advise to obey the
laws which forbid them selling upon
Sunday. The durch will not de
scend to the persecution of its mem
bers who are in the liquor business,
but will put such moral restraint
upon them as will cause them to
Cither give it up or at least to be
obedient to civil law."
Even in this milder form such a
crusade will be vastly more effective
than appeals to la w like that at St.
Joseph, Mo., where fifty saloon keep
ers have been hauled up and fined
about 825 each for violation of the
Sunday law. They say that they
will close their saloons just so long
as the Sunday law is enforced against
all other business places and no
longer. The same question is agi
tating the City Council of Cleve. and
Ohio, where by some oversight in
the city* ordinances the pojice have
the right to close the saloons' on
Sundays and are mildly enforcing it.
The liquor men are clamoring tor a
modification of the offensive ordi
nance, and the temperance men are
calling for a submission of the que3
to a popular vote, hoping, in the
wake of Murphy's great tempeiance
revival, to secure a modification of
the free rum rule ot Ohio for one
day in seven.—Springfield Repub
lican.
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