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Os. S. F. CARY. Editor,
J. S. WHITWELL, Corejk;dwo Enrroa,
City tnbacrlbara, daliTarad by Um aarriar, an
ingle-mail iuboribrs, 1 u!
Four copiai, jJJJ
To ooim n.l opwardi, aach 1.10
Any Division, or parion, tending alub of twaMj,
hall ba aatitled to an aiua copy.
ty W. H. Cum, of St. Clairivilla, Belmont
county, Ohio, il aotiionzed to act al Ageut lor tha
Bnv. J. W. Clock il authorized to act ai agant
for tha Orpun.
l)ro. J. M. Adams, of thia city, U anthoriiad to act
as agent for tha Organ in hit tour through a portion of
Hro. John X. Clark ii alio agent for the Organ,
tr"A. C. Burro, of College Hill, O., ia an an-
thoned agent tor the Organ,
tyjoiix M. Waldm, of College II ill , O., ii an
authorised agent forUie Organ.
.: Receipt. .""SPr
' OurTist of acknowledgments are un
avoidably crowded out this week.
Jt5?" We call the attention of Sons
of Temperance to the Card of G. S.
Scott. It is important he should be
in possession of all the returns to ena
ble him to make a correct and reliable
report. Remember that the G. D.
meets one week earlier than usual.
XiT On Saturday of last week, in
company with Bros. M. B. Masson, D.
(r. W. 1 for the county, and John
Waggoner, and others, we paid a visit
to our neighboring town, California,
for the purpose of witnessing the in
stallation of the officers of California
Division, Xo. G IG. The ceremony was
gone through with without interrup
tion. The Division is in a prosperous
condition, numbering some seventy
members, and constantly increasing.
We regret exceedingly that our
California brethren were not advised
f our coming. And not being pre
pared to entertain us, we were com
pelled to stop at the "Johnstonllousc,"
tha only liquor establishment in the
town. Knowing our principles, "mine
host''' "done it up brown" gave us
a first-rate supper, and good beds to
kep upon, and subscribed and paid
for the Organ for one year, promising
to read it every week. We are in-1
debted to Bro. Waggoner for this sub
scription. He makes it an invariable
rule, whenever lie is compelled to stop
at a liquor establishment, to introduce
the temperance paper to the notice of
the landlord, and there is no getting
around him, the, temperance paper must
he 2atrouizcd ! We hope in this in
stance it will have a good effect. Coal
riser, of the "Johnston House," is a
clever, accommodating landlord, and
all he wants to make himself and
House decent and respectable, is to
follow the advice of the Organ, and
the dictates of his own conscience
We temperance men arc often ac-
cused with being "bmyfodies," -uml- i
tilers" in matters about which we
on-ht to have no rwern. We are j
sometimes told to mind our own
business and let other people's busi-
ness alone, o., cVc. Are wo obnox
ious to these charges are we 'poking
our noses" intj what is none of our
business, when we declare that Mr.
A. or B. or C. shall not sell liquor in ;
our neighborhood, and denounce it as
a trade of death ? i
We say we have a right, and it is j
our duty to expose the traps which
wicked men have set to ensnare and
ruin our cturiren
it to attack vice
lave tile same re
as vi"e has to attack tirluc. We have
a better right to save those who are
dear to us, than artful liquor-sellers
have to destroy them. Thev are the
intruders. They enter peaceful fam
ilies and neighborhoods, and convert
them into miniature hells. The farm-
er has not only a right to sow wheat j
upon his land, but ho has a right to I
say that, another man shall not sow
tares in his tields.
So a father may not only plant tin
seeds of virtue, but he may forbid i
another from sowing the seeds of vice, i
Yet these pestilent fellows would say j
we are intruders'. Just as if a man who ;
drives a thief out of his house ought
to ask pardon of the rascal for inter
fering with his plans of profit and
pleasure. If we can not persuade these
rioters upon our happiness and homes
to desist, then we must invoke tho aid
of Government to help us.
,.-' It "Worki Like a Charm." --
- .
We met an old citizen of Cincin
nati ,th other day, a larjc tax-payer,
who accosted us with a smile of de
rision upon his face, " Well, Cary,
what do you think now of your No
License clause V does it work like a
"charm !' " " W hy, what's the mat:
ter," said we, feeling somewhat dis
concerted at his manifest disposition
to charge its with being the author of
a great wrong. . Why, said he,
" there are more grog-shops, more
dunking, more crime of every kind
in this city, than under the old license
system.. And besides, we the tax
payers,have to foot all the bills. These
liquor sellers used to pay from twenty
to thirty thousand dollar) into the
treasury, which helped to foot the ex
penses of their cursed business. Now
we do not get a cent!" His lips fairly
quivered, and ho appeared able to bite
a ten-penny nail, in view of the pre
sent state ofthjngs, and our supposedj
e.ncy ijWL"5TLn about the cttlmm
ties under which himself and others
(particularly himself) were laboring.
" Yes," we responded, " 'It works
like a charm.' So long as liquor sel
lers replenished the city treasury you
bore tho infliction without a murmur.
You could see society decimated, and
all its best interests prostrated without
uttering a word of complaint. Now,
you arc beginning to feel the burden
you begin to realize that liquor sel
lers have a mortgage on your houses
and low, and that you have to pay a
largo and constantly increasing in
terest on this mortgage, without any
discount or reduction. There is now
some hope that you will unite with us
and demand a removal of the incum
brance entirely." "You," said he,
"have got us into this difficulty." We
thanked him for what we felt was an
undeserved compliment, although we
had contributed our full 6hare to se
cure the 'No License Clause.' "We
can not stand this state of things long,"
said he, "something must be done or
we are ruined." "Good, now you
are talking riirht," wc responded. "If
the license system had been continued
you never would have come to that
conclusion. But, friend S., how is it
you complain we have only taken
away tho power to license the laws
against selling remain, why not en
force them ? For two reasons first,
because the law makes no discrimina
tion between respectable hotels and
filthy coffee houses; and second, our
officers will not enforce the laws 1
'All right,' 'it works like a charm,'" said
we, "for their is intrinsically no differ
ence in grogshops, they are alike cages
of unclean birds; they nre ali'ie fest
ering sores, and you never did, under
the old system, and never can, under
any system prevent theexistenceof the
meaner class while you permit the bet
ter to remain. .As for the officers who
neglect or refuse to perform their duty,
they are but your creatures, and you
can remove them for malfeasance or
mi-.fe.'is;iice in office." " Well,"
i said h", "il the officers were ever so
"""""i, it wouiu Do or muc account,
for UP li(luor sellers and
fi,R' ,,,,',n tm'.v mn a,rrd to Pay the
I- T 1 ' . It, i I . . 1
twenty dollars and go right home and
sell again as much as ever." "True,
true," we replied, "henco the ineffici
ency of the law, hence the absolute
necessity of a law that shall seize the
liquor with which the mischief is done,
try, condemn and destroy it. There
is nothing but a Maine law that can
reach our case." "Well," said he,
"go ahead, I want to sec where you
will come out." "No, friend S., it is
for you tax-payers to go ahead and
work yourselves out, we will help you.
We have got yo'j into a place where
you must submit to the yoke of the
oppressors, or work yourselves out.
And there is not, there never was, and
never will, be but one way of escape,
and that is by tho extermination of
the traffic." We parted he, proba
bly, to curse our fanaticism, and we
to think of "the good time coming,"
and to mentally repeat his emphatic
words, "It works like a charm."
tW Among the inventious of mod
ern science, few confer a greater ben
efit on the community than that con
tribution of Chemistry to the healing
art known &sJyer's Cherry Pectoral. In
our advertising columns may bo found
the evidence of distinguished gentle
men, that shows their confidence in its
peculiar efficacy to cure distemper of
the Throat and Lungs
A number of watch dogs were poiaoned in
Dayton on Wednoaday night inpoted to bo
dune by burglars.
Villainy ia Eiga; Place.. ,
We had occasion a few weeks since
to speak of the Intemperanco and viee
prevailing at Washington. We re
marked then if the members of Con
gress fuirly represented their constitu
ents, we were a nation of drunkar t.
We now will allude to that body ag ,: i,
for the purpose of enabling our r i
crs to see the character of our national
representatives for honesty. A few
days since an appropriation was m a le
of om hundred ind fifteen thousand
dollau to pay for books given to mem
bers of Congress. "; - V '
Who gave this munificent donation
of books to these public servants ?
The fact is, they voted themselves a
book store of one hundred and fifteen
thousand dollars worth, and now ap
propriate the people's money to f ;y
the bill. These books, of com o,
they keep, give away, or. sell, as t
suits them. Most probably sell t!r
"I And this is not all, "thirty-four $o
and dollars" were voted out ofitlie
National Treasury for Iwentyour
copies of tho Congressional GlobS for
each membor, and the fur ther sum of
thirteen thousand six hundred dollars
for binding the same. Why should
the people pay for twenty-four copies
of the Globe for each member.' If
they need them, and desire to preserve
their bumhim speeches, why not my
for them out of their fat salaries?
These are but specimens of the swind
ling and peculation of the funds 'of
the people, by the Honorables of the
land. We have not before us their
bills for jn-iniVc,and-boxes, papmr
cutters, &c, &c, for the session;
These little extras will doubtless
exceed a hundred thousand dol
lars. If a clerk or servant of a large
commercial establishment should em
bezzle the funds of his employer, evm I
to pay for necessaries, ho would nid
his way to the penitentiary as a crimi
nal. He is bound, not only to devite
his time and talents to the benefit, of
his employer, but to appropriate tie
money to the legitimate business for
which he is employed. These mem
bers of Congress are no more thin
ugents or servants of the people, aid
are bound to appropriate the treasure
of the nation to the legitimate and prcj
per objects of Government. The
have no more right to vote thcmsclve
money, directly nor indirectly, beyonl
their proper pay, than Swortwout, oi
any other sub-treasurer has to help
himself out of the " strong box.'
They contrive by constructive mileage.
books, pen-knives, newspapers, &c.j
to filch from the public trersury asl
much again as they are honestly cnti)
tied to. When will the freemen of
this country hold their representatives
responsible for their conduct? Whigs
and Democrats are alike guilty in the'
premises, and devotion to party on the
part of their servants cover a multi
tude of sins. It becomes honest men
of all parties to break away from party
shackles, and support men of correct
habits, and men who have some claim
to being honest. Tho present Con
gress hus been over eight months in
session, expending millions of money,
and yet have accomplished nothing
which will be of any advantage to the
nation. It is time the people, with
out reference to party drill, were be
ginning to ask the favorite questions
of Jefferson, so long obsolete, "Is he
he honest ? Is he capable V
New Publication.
" Uncle Tom's Cabin as it is," by
W. L. G. Smith, published by Derby
& Co,, We spoke of " Uncle Tom's
.Cabin," by Mrs. Stowe, when it came
out, and it is but just that we should
give a notice of this, its counterpart.
Mrs. Stowe's work is a gem, and will
be bo considered, by the multiplied
thousands who read it, whether north
or south. This, its counterpart, is a
perfect failure. We should think that
some enterprising publishers, encour
aged by the immense' sales of the
first, had employed some common
place writer to get up this miserable
abortion, predicating its sales upon
the popularity of Mrs. Stowe's inimita
ble work. We have no doubt money
will be made out of it, but whoever
reads it will acknowledge the humbug
We should not advise our readers to
At a Paris examination, a clergy
man asked a charity boy if he had
ever been baptised. ' No sir,' was the
reply, not as I know of, but I've been
waxinated.' .
" It is very certain that whisky is
frequently made of rotten corn ; and,
also, that it is often damaged while
going through the process of distilla
tion. An extensive distiller admitted,
a few days since, that he had used
corn so rotten that the hogs would not
consume the slop." Cincinnati Ga-
. Oh, whata grievous wrong! Real
ly something ought to be done to pre
vent this, most censurable crime!
Make whisky out of rotten corn ! It
cannot be that our enterprising and
honoraUe fellow citizens, the manu
facturer of that glorious beverage,
whisky, use rotten, decayed, stinking
corn, that a bog would turn away from
with loathing 1 Incredible as it may
appear, it is even so we have not
merely the authority of the Gazette
for the truth of the assertion, but we
have it also personally from a respec
table distiller. ' .
If this was the only villainous act
of lii6s6"connectoil with this " exten
sive trade," we would not complain ;
but really we regard it as the most
excusable and least objectionable thing
they do.
Rotten corn is good for nothing else ;
it can not be used for food, for either
man or beast, and if men will have
poison, let it be made out ot that
which is worthless. It is far more
criminal to convert wholesome and
nutritious grain into this vile stuff.
Besides, the best of corn must under
go a rotting process before the liquor
is obtained they can not get a drop
of the ardent from any kind of grain
until it is converted into a stinking,
putrifyingmass. But the Gazette say s
tho "whisky is musty." Generally,
we think, it is the practice to " doc
tor " and drug this inferior article, and
make it into brandy and sparkling
champagne, for the aristocracy, who
aro above drinking such common, vul
gar stuff as whisky. Spirits of nitrei
potash, oil of vitrol, lime, fcc, &c.,
are used for the purpose of re-modeling
such liquors. Sometimes the mus
tiness and bad taste are produced by
the cask. In the Wine and Spirit
Merchant's Companion, page 144, wc
find the following recipe to sweeten
casks : " Boil fresh cow-dung and soak
the casks with it." We find, also, in an
old work, " The acid used in the pre
paration of counterfeit brandy, is aqua
fortis.,' " When combined with rec
tified spirits, it raises a flavor and taste
much resembling brandy.
The distillers not only rot the corn
and use that already rotted to their
hand, but when they have got out the
" man poison," they take the filthy re
fuse dregs, and fatten, or rather bloat
hogs for the market. The miserable
diseased meat taken to the slaughter
houses from the slop-pens, is distribu
ted among the people, to poison those
yho do not drink the whisky. Then,
as if fearing that all will not get their
full share, they supply the dairies with
the slops, and diseased milk is obtain
ed in large quantities, for the children.
Choleia infantum, scrofula, liver com
plaint, &c, Scc , are very often the
result of this branch of the vile busi
ness. ,very body must know, that
ever saw a hog or cow, which had
been fed on this slop, that they were
la mass of putrefaction. Yet the sau
sage market of Cincinnati is supplied
with tho one, and moro than half the
Families in the city are fed with the
totiier. Aside from all the pauperism,
crime, disease, moral death, misery
f-ld wretchedness, produced by the
manufacture of liquor, this business
ia the vilest of any other on earth.
Other crimes whiten into innocence,
compared with this.
The watch-house was crowded on
Sunday night, and the Mayor's Court
yesterday morning, wim a money
troop ot male ana iemaie uisoroernes.
Rum ruled the roast among them and
caused them to cut all kinds of capers,
and they were not altogether peace
able after they were cooped and caged
in the calaboose. Six young and
good-looking women were among the
number, U'.srionor io uieir sex, ana
a foul cancer on the face of society.
The Mayor sent the most of them to
jail. , ,
Bad. The peace of the neighbor
hood of Court and Vine streets was
disturbed on Sunday afternoon by the
riotous and lewd conduct of three
young girls under the influence of
whulty, ana a lurge crowu. oi men
and boys was gathered around them.
After a while two watchmen appeared
and took the unfortunate offenders to
the watch bouse. Eaeh was fined
nine dollars and costs, failing to pay
which they were sent up.
We take both the above items from
the Cincinnati Gazette. "Afouleam.
cer on the face of society." Not ex
actly, Mr. Editor! This is but one of
the evidences of the cancer, the mere
sloughing off of the putrid, malignant
sore on society. ,The liquor-tragic
is the "cancer" upon our individual,
social, moral,' religious and political
interests. , The loafers and vagabonds
of both sexes, the inmates of watch
houses and prisons, are the natural
and legitimate, and universal results
of this festering, filthy .polluting liquor
traffic: We have been poulticing the
sore long enough with license laws, et
Cetera, and all physicians, who are
not quacks, agree that it must be cut
out. The Maine law is the instru
ment invented for this express pur
pose. Brewers.
. In another article we have spoken
of the business of distillers very briefly.
To do justice to the trade, volumes
might bo written, and then half the
iniquities would escape unnoticed. We
propose now, as briefly as possible, to
speak of the coadjutor in villiany, the
brewing trade.
There is manufactured in Cincin
nati, according to Mr. Cist, in bis
statistical book of 1851, over 257,000
half barrels of ale, porter and beer
per annum. According to the same
author, the same quantity is consumed
in this city. What is, this beverage
which is so largely swallowed by the
dwellers in Ihc Queen City?
In " Child's Practical Treatise on
Brewing," 1 1th edition, he says : "To
give beer a cauliflower head, beer
heading is used, composed of green
vitriol, alum and salt. Alum likewise
gives a smack of age to beer, and is
penetrating to the palate."
Page 23, " To make new beer older,
wc use oil of vitriol " The ingre
dients mentioned by Childs, Maurice,
and by the author of tho " Home and
Country Brewer," are alum, hops,
coculus indicus, coriander, capsicum-caraway-seed,
ginger, gentian, grains
of paradise, nux vomica, quassia, cop
peras, tobacco, opium, lime, soda, &a.
These are not of course all used at any
one time, but brewers arc governed
by the quality of the article. Childs
says, " However much they may sur
prise, however disagreeable or perni
cious they may appear, he has always
found them requisite in brewing por
ter, and he thinks they must be inva
riably used by those who wish to con
tinue the taste, flavor and appearance
of the beer."
On pago 16, he says :
" The intoxicating qualities of por
ter are to be ascribed to the various
drugs intermixed with it. It is evi
dent that some porter is more heady
than others, and it arises from the
greater or less quantity of stupifying
ingredients. 'Malt, to produce intox
ication, must be used in such large
quantities as would very much dimin
ish the brewers' profits."
Accum, on Culinary Poisons, on
page 131, says " Quassia chips are
used as a substitute - for hops ; vast
quantities of the shavings of this wood
are sold in half torrefied and ground
state, to disguise its obvious character,
and to prevent its being recognized
among the waste materials of the brew
ers." Tage 134, " Green vitriol, alum
and salt are used to give a head to
beer. And the retailers frequently
adulterate with isinglass, molasses,
gentian root, and mixing beer and
porter together."
.Page 135, ' Capsicum and grains
of paradise, two highly acrid substan
ces, are employed to give a pungent
taste to weak, insipid beer. All these
are used for fraudulent purposes, to
deceive the people, and cheat them
out of their money."
Tage 148, " To make the beer en
tire, or old, the brewer now need none
of these, for by an admixture of sul
phuric acid, it is done in an instant."
These are a specimen of the frauds,
(which are a legitimate part of the
trade), daily practised. We might
continue quotations, and cite authori
ties, but enough havo been given to
make a common stomach retch at the
very idea of swallowing the vil? com
pounds. What are the effects upon the body
of those who drink the filthy products
of our breweries ? We are aware that
the use of what are called mall liquors,
gives a healthy and ruddy appearance.
So have the diseased bogs fed upon
the offal of distilleries. Yet it is a
fact, attested by well informed physi
ciaris, opm in Europe ana America,
that the bloat of the beer drinker is
ev idence of diseased organism. When
any sickness comes upon them, they
are almost certain to die, and that very
suddenly. Doctor Gordon, an, emi
nent physician of London, says: ' The
moment these beer drinkers are at
tacked with any acute disease, they
are unable to bear depletion, and "die
directly." '" Medical men," says the
same distinguished man, " are familiar
with the fact, that confirmed beer
drinkers can scarcely scratch their
fingers, without risk of their lives."
" A beer-drinker is all one vital part.
He wears his heart on his sleeve, bare
to a death wound, even from a rusty
nail, or the claw of a cat." Sir Ast
ley Cooper said : "Every medical man
dreads, above all things, a beer-drinker
for his patient !" We might multiply
testimony on this point, but the present
article is already too long.
The effects of the Maine Law in
Rhode Island are as gratifying as in
Maine. Wherever they have " put
tho auimal through" the results are
" glorious to behold." '
In Providence the Sheriff and Police
Officers have been busy in putting
the contents of the liquor stores into
the river. A Providence paper says,
that the river foamed a little at first,
but soon became calm. " It did not
statrcrer, and we have not learneH tw
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piece of land, where one might sup
pose an was peace ana tranquility.
It is a small village, with about 150
to 200 inhabitants; where there was
at one time a flourishing Division of
the "Sons of Temperance," and a
strong Washingtonian Society, but all
is gone! gone!! gone!!! I fear to rise
no more. Well, in Beo Gumtown, for
by this name it will be known hereaf
ter, the goodly citizens were startled
a short time since, with the cry that
the town was infested with Devils,
Snakes, and Bees. It was this: a cer
tain old toddy stick had purchased a
barrel of the hope bo joyful, and after
a short time old toddy began to chase
and kill snakes, rats, cats and devils;
while his bosom companion (who had
been partaking of tho contents of the
barrel) fled to the field with her buck
et, bell and knife, to hive her Bees,
which I suppose she seen swarming
out of the barrel. .
There are two doggeries in this
town, and one of them hardly has its
equal in an eastern vino, Decause ine
proprietor, whom I will designate by
the name of M, will sell or give away
his poisonous liquid to all who call for
it, it matters not how drunk they are
when they come in, they can have the
poison provided they have the money, ''
I remain yours truly, ,t
RaMTTatnlil ft fripnd. who wftsalwaVS ,
taking quack medicines, that he re-
pftnilal of Turkev. Whv ?
Because you are cotutant-to-no-pill.
The Chinese think that the soul of !
a poet passes into a grasshopper, be.
causa it sings till it starves. . - . ;

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