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Qüartzbürg, April 5, 1875.
Editor World: I noticed in the Owv
bee Avalanche, of March 30th, an arti
cle under the caption of "Th^ Gambling
Tragedy," purporting to be a reply to
Bev. D. Ô. Strongs discourse delivered
at the funeral of the late James Thon p
son, and also to an article of nmie pub
lished shortly afterwards in the Idaho
World. The editor of $9 Avalanche
also notices the said article in his local
columns to the effect that it was an
Ä reply to my article. For me to pit
my judgment against that of an editor
of Mr. Hill's acknowledged ability as
to what constitutes an able reply, I
am aware would be the higliest pre
emption. However, in regard to the
cue word able, in his local, I am under
the impression that it came there by a
pen slip: but if otherwise I shall make
bold to differ with him and take the
chances on gaining his forgiveness in
the future. The word that perhaps he
meant, and the one that certainly
should have appeared, was "exhausti ve '
As a brilliant and able writer, I've an
idea almost any locality where station
ery can be obtained, could scare up an
equal, at least, for this nom de plume
scribbler ; but as a n exhaustive writer,
it is obvious beyond dispute that the
cap and bells are rightfully his. I think
it is plain that he has exhausted him
self, and his subject, and if lie has not
exhausted all who have attempted the
perusal of his article it is simply be
cause they are endowed with a sp<*cies
of endnrance that a
class stupidity of its
of exhausting. Thi .
the motto "Fair Flay" ami justice :
stamped upon his banner, don't tell us
who he is or what he does to pass off
his time.
He assures us he don't up
hold gambling or saloon keeping, and j
as his article is conclusive evidence j
that he is nota newspaper writer, 1
soppose we must conclude heisa
tleman of leisure. He attacks Mr. j
Strong, also, but as it would place me!
in a position equally as ridiculous as I
that of the man with no name to take
up my pen in behalf of Mr. Strong,
who is both a scholar and a writer, I
don't purpose to do anything of the
kind. I only wish to blow a mild note !
to let mv critic know that I still sur- j
Vive his hannless philippic, which was I
far more tedious than fatal. He in
forms us that Mr. Thompson is the
inquires wdiat right I had to take up
the private history of a man's life after
chief character in my article, aud then
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it is ended and comment on it unfavor
ably. I answer, 1 had no such right,
nor have I done anything of the kind,
Gambling was the cliief subject of mv :
article and myself the chief character, j
Mr. Tompson was spoken of to the ex
tent that he was connected with the!lutes
practice and the incidental evils at- j
tached to it, and no farther, lie tells
us others have committed suicide from ;
otlur causes. I am not aware that
any one has, or pretends to dispute,'conjured
that statement; but is the gentleman j
capable of understanding that suicide:ply
and the various causes that lead to the
frightful deed were not the. subjects
mder consideration ? Had it been, I a
should not have hesitated to pronounce
imbecility, such as he appears to be
affected with, as a possible if not a
probable cause of self-destruction. It
was only of the instance of suicide
that had come under my own observa
tion of which I wrote, and the causes
that had brought it about; and on those
causes my comments were made and
not on their victim, as this righteous
individual would fain make appear.
To the calling of Mr. T. I dont remem
ber that I made any allusion whatever.
1 have always patronized men in his
business to a certain extent—too much
so in fact for my own good—and have
always counted them at once among
iny best friends and my worst enemies.
dont remember that I ever made a
request of one of them that was not
granted; and I am confident none of
them ever hesitated for a moment to
make a brute of me if I was foolish
enough to buy their poison and drink
it until I was reduced to a beastly
condition.
I never attach blame to any man
fotselling intoxicating liquor, although
I believe the entire system to he
wrong. Still, it is a legitimate busi
ness, and any one has a legal right to
**Dgage in it; but it is a bad business,
and if my pe« or my vote could oblit
erate it from the face of the earth,
ovçry man engaged in it would be
looking for a situation tr-ro -row
a
it
ia »ruing, provided he wanted anyth ng
to do. Hut ihoie ergiged in the sal *
of liqro *8 have nothin? to fear; t .-v
e'.n sm le at waat the r enen ea would.of
»I », provid d they could. Ihe best u «
uiicctsof th3 past and present, so èr,
have been unbtUe todevLe M™»™
of intemperance. The M^lp»r'«
Creation ie agaiwrt rt,
part is for it, so that, at best, |®
ance of power is pretty equally dh
plied to a good one, the curse
l>e removed. However, an illustration
ance oi iwt«« — i------* * -
Tilled. It is at once a bentage and
a curse entailed upon the race from
perhaps far beyond the day when good
old man Lot realized the fact tliat he
was the rightful own« of an ammated
salt bonanza, and on the strength o
finding himself the. possessor of the
greatest curiosity of ancient tune»—
there wasn't any "fair play those
days take a bit of a spree in some ont
landish place in the vicinity of the
Dead Sea. . .,
We are told, also, that gamblers
are open handed and generous,
think that all who know anything
about gamblers will bear him out in
that. Their generosity is the only
prominent good feature of their char
acters, .and >vhen the Great Recoidt r
hhall balance their sheets above, it
bright deedA «count for darker ones,
this one great mark of virtue shall
cancel many smaller blots ot sin. lie
again says Mr. Strong asserted that
would accept this same money
purposes ef charity.
1 don't think the Rev. gentleman
f ur
claimed that there was au eternal and,
lasting curae attached to gambling j
money. Christianity teaches us that
if we recent we shall Ik; saved, hut if,
we oersist in transgression we shall 1
be lost. If redemption aud damnation ;
if divine origin the rule should
are
of this kind is entirely superfluous.
it is obvious that the construction I
this ingenious person has placed
-- *• remark could originate
this ii.
Mr. Strong's
nowhere except in a mind strongly
gen-;tinctured with natural idiocy or else
one radically and hopelessly diseased.
As money forms the foundation on
which the practice of gambling is
based, and that practice is held by the
better part of the world to be a curse.
money used for its purposes evidently
is not a blessing. It is a curse alike
to the man that takes it from the ta
ble and he who lost it there, in as
much as tliat through the
baleful in*
Huences it exercises it actuates both
parties to again engage in the practice. »
One to increase his already iîl-beg »t
ten treasures and the other t<» retrieve
what be has lost. But wheneverjactoate
money is redeemed by another party
from the hand of gamblers and used'
for legitimate aud benificial pur|H*seH,
so that it no longer exerts an evil in
fluence, which was the only curse at
fached to it, then it certainly consti
the!lutes as great a blessing as any other,
This, 1 think, is a fair dilVmiti m ot Mr.
Strong's "inconsistent" remark that
we are told about. At any rut«», it
is better than the absurd Vinstruction
up . nd placed upon it by ;iiis
belugg«*d individual, which was sitn
to the effect that if a minister or
landlord accepted in dollars from a
'gambler for charitable purposes or for
a board bill the receiver would In*
consigned to eternal perdition here and 1
hereafter, oh, my!
I quote: "Who knows how many
hearts may be made sadder by the
publication of "Our Gambling Trage
dy." "\\ hat good can it do?, evident
ly none." "Who art thou?" "A Dan
iel come to judgment" if not whence
thy right or power to speak and judge
for otiiers. It is evident it has done
you no good, and I will add that it is
my honest opinion that a rigorous
course of treatment at Stockton is the
only available recourse for a perma
nent or material improvement in your
case. A on all »w that as the commun
ity were aware of the facts connected
with the case, that was all that was
necessary. I agree with you that plain
facts are very powerful agents of con
viction, but I insist that unless they
are brought to the notice aud consid
eration of mankind, they always lose
all, or a great portion, of their force.
It is unnecessary for us to seek farth
er in this connection than your indi
vidual case. For instance, your men
tal deficiency, lack of common sense
in vulgar parlance, no doubt has been
a plain, palpable fact ever since you
were born; but if you had stuck your
article into the stove instead of having
it inserted in the columns of a leading
journal of this Territory, others would
never have been convinced of your di
lapidated condition. iVgain, "What
harm? much, by harrowing the feel
ings of friends of deceased."
That, sir, is a subtle false delusion
your own, if you believe it A
base distorted phantom of your own
heinous stupidity. But my man of
.„.fc, since rt ..
io bosom is about to be 2 ^
roaring blast-furnace, oaa ^ .
ffres of righteous iu dl ff n ^ on Te jj ng
vile traduce« of the dead. »
tjh, thou meek and lp^ly on » J
tU bright winged
ïâiîbw'S:
become like unto the balance o
kind=-all rude of speech and cruel in
tby deeds of earth: 1 say tell us, oh,
DamHin thy robe of righteousnesH
how thou it able to so serenely
guide thy pigmy bark athwart
turbid tide of tears that for
tions hath been wrung from the bruisea
hearts of earth's wretched living ones
to that dim, silent strand, where the
dead are at rest, there to rear a Out
work and proclaim thyself the chain»
pion of those who neod thee not; all
unmindful as it seems of the wail
that is ever ascending from counties-»
thousands of weary toiling women
starving outcast children from living
tombs called homes, and from bare-fool,
shivering waifs who have no honies at
alljbut herd about the thoroughfares of
our great marts beseeching us for one
rising
from
this great seething wreck of lost hu
manity, whose lives and hopes the
curse of gambling and intemperance
blighted mfii • ,
K»f* h ' r ^ r ^V wi t l. bve
soul , of t . ,llD ® d !'\r T) ,
»'"I J U8,lce fellow-man. I hat
* would make the pulses of thy great
heart hound with maddening
* ei4 P H »
would move
brain
Ml
tar more in their graves, than such as
ecr love ought u|k.u this earth
ew*pt yourself. The sepulcher has
gath. mi them within its «.untie««
Ifelds, aud beneath its great, black man
tie they are forever safe.
Ai »ke obliviunn to tin*
loudest note
e or bitterest blast of calutnnv
of prais
that mortals ew blew uj> ui their p<*t
tv trumpets.
Win Mr. Thompson your friend?
think n >t. But as the word g«**A
W;IS mine, and
more generous
1
he
itt life a kinder or
hearted man I never
km*w. In ^ death I have set duwu
naught against him. But against th<'
practice tliat deprived him « f his hoii
u,, d in tin* end h;s hie, as "'ell as
*his e«»rnmun«ty of an « s:<*«*ine«l lnem
•a
in the at»
ber, I have written.
*<ract or tin* varion* other cau#*« that
men Ip committing suicide, 1
"*efe not the suhjeirts with w hich 1
had to drub But the rs;K»eial raus»*
»the dead, pointed to Mr. Vs unhappy
fate as one ot the many miserable ef- 1
frets of a cans.» su debasing. This
you have been pieasrs) to term taking
up the career and character of a pn
vate individual and comment.ug <»n it
unfavorably. You say let him rest in
peace, forgetting his faults ami hold-'
ing his virtues in memory. Sol said
before you, in language that was at
'least honest, if not in words well cho
sen. But you, sir, under the thin
guise and false pretex of paying a
not
standing forth as the defender of his
memory, have attempted a justification
wI ik'Ii lind brought al*oiit tins particu-j
for calamity. I e:nl»MVf»n «1. t*> the!
1 m*h* my ability to prove that gam- j
bling was a momentous evil and di*-i
grit«'»* t I the living who folbiwinl it,
and .n no degr.-e <>f disrespect toward
dea l, pointetl to Mr
as one of the many
i*
tribute to a dead man'« dust, and
of the caUHc that robbed him of his
life and made him what he is in death.
You deny this, but sir the tone of each
word oi your arficle from lteginuing
to end (except your denial) breathes
forth the truth that you are a supporter
of gambling and intemperance, not K»
gaily, for as the case stands we are all
bound to accord that support, but
morally and socially. This feature
constitutes the only forcible one of
your whole bogus production; and the
conviction of that fact is the only orte
that a close perusal can possibly con
vey to the mind of any one. But
stranger, there is just three things I
wish to say to you before I bid you
good-night forever. I mean that for
henceforth you are at perfect liberty
to scribble squibs on Gambling trage
dies or whatever else you like, until
you have as completely exhausted your
years, as you are already exhausted
iu every qualification that constitutes
a writer.
First, if you are a saloon keeper or
a faro man I fear your lame effort at a
reply to Mr. Strong's able discourse
aud my own crude article on gam
bling will never sell for you one bad
draught of poison or one poor white
cheek.
Second, if you are a loose man
about town laboring under the fntae
impression that you have some ability
At
__ .„iéur
WW»,
to
Mo««?«»
Soot»
•porti
»
to justify dir everi *°
TSjtM W.r l"<T
and from that towering pereh zen
forth yonr nett pdorpalrty ««*•
For there at least you will nave
fuel. ie the only eminence 3WJ
ever hope to win in the world of let
tors, he who raclw hizhwin •u
moulds hie thought* to Lnd
curse, to phwd Üie canse of fnadMd
gambling, of "rum an r11 '® . .
once seated on the only pinnacle that
ankind ever awards to writers of his
'Remember too my nameless scribe
who e'er thou art, that this same pin
nacle is far, far beneath earth a bright
broad plaza, where all fair minded
men and women have ever and must
forever stand
But writing putf*
1« not tbo "bw" Pn ta yom cm.
Charles Clifford.
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him, it liable to the publisher for
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