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, THE ; OHIO i QRGANi PFn THE TEMPERANCE REFORM.
.,. Intemperance and Education. The religious and scholastic train ing ot the child should be with the pa rent a patriot virtue. Parental au thority should be rigidly guarded In the suppresion of all popular induce ments to error, and if an evil exists beyond individual control the law must perform its office. . Is there an individual of elevated sentiment, to whom nature has confi ded the training of a child, whose so licitude is not increased to a fearful anxiety, in view of the public intro duction to dissipation and vice ? I appeal to any one of this class, if the present system of vending liquor at the corners of the streets if the at tachment of a bar-room to every place of recreation and amusement,, fosters the development of domestic teaching, or affords any guarantee of a manly and virtuous maturity ? Is it exnect- , ed of the man who sells a draught of liquor to temper his avarice, by sym pathy for the buyer ? ' Is friendly re , monstrance or parental admonition ex .pected of him, upon whose every dol lar some saurmce is engraved ; wno deals out the destructive portion, though the hand of death deposits the dime ? Is there any security for youth, when the road to every school house and church is marked by some attrac tion to profligacy ? There is a reck lessness upon this subject which can not be too harshly reprobated. Heads of families sustain, by their patron age, the medium of corruption to their children., , The wonderful and unfortunate pre cocity of the rising generation the surprising transition fivra the nursery to the assertion of manly prerogative the freedom of youth with age, is the result of outdoor agencies. Where is this familiarity more practiced or this hot house germination more visible than in the bar room I The boy, scarce let loose from his mother's apron strings, is as much a man in the bar room as the veteran of sixty. , , Our system of education will never be perfect until thenteaehing of the schools, the moral and religious im pressions of youth, are fostered by parental consistency and guarded by the law. Vic must be individualized and its avenups suppressed. The schoolmas ter must teach temperance nay ab stinence with the alphabet, and the church, unmask its greatest enemy. The cold philosophy ot Priest and Levite will not do, while the wounded and dying people the road-side. The times demand of this great leader of reform the church a more practical application of its immense en ergies. . Education is paralyzed while the hydra-headed monster stands ready to strangle every manly impulse, while the bar-room is licensed to stab the public virtue, and boldly confront n ay, intrude upon the house of God itself. Mobile Register. Ths Immortality of the Soul. How pan it enter into the thoughts of man, inquired Addison, that the soul, which : is capable ot such immense perfection, and of receiving new im provements to all eternity, shall fall away into nothingness almost as soon as created? ;, ' . ! A Connecticut editor has a poor . opinion of New York buildings Du ring a late visit he put up at a hotel with walls so fragile that he said if he 4had leaned against one of them while putting on his boots, he would have gone through and fallen into the street! , . . ,; '! ln : 1 Water. -Drinking water neither makes a man sick, nor runs him in debt, nor m kes a wife a widow Can as much be said of, ardent spirits t : , Churches in the United States. By the returns of the census it ap pears there, aro 36,011 churches in the several States, and 210 in the Dis trict of Columbia, and the territories. The churches In California and the territories are not fully returned, but the religious denominations in those places are not supposed to hive pos sessed numerous or large buildings. The halls or school-houses which are used in many.' of the thinly settled portions of the country, and in cities by societies which are unable to build houses of: worship for their own use, are not included,. The total value, of church property in the United States is $86,416,639, of which on6-half is owned in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylva nia ' " . ') r ; ' i ,. All (ha varieties of Baptists, Meth odists and Presbyterians, are included under their general heads, except where distinctly specified There is one church for every 657 free inhabitants, or for every 646 of the entire population. ', The average number the churches will accommodate is 384, and the average value $2,400. Churches are mora numerous in proportion to the population, in In diana, Florida, Delaware, and Ohio, and less numerous in California, Louis iana and Iowa. ' . Those in Massachusetts are the largest, and have the greatest average value. . . The following table presents inter esting facts respecting the relative value and size of tho churches of dif ferent denominations. V a " ? oh. gr : I ' V 1 ?i L JL1? il I Bnpti.t 8,791 3,13(1,878 $10,931,382 $144 Ohriiiien .... 812 29tf,00 843,810 1,041 C'ttnKretat'l.. 1,674 "95,177 7,973,902 4,763 Dnlch Bef.... 324 181,98(1 4.090,730 13,044 Gpiocoiul.., 1.4WJ 635,213 11,301,9:0 7,919 Free 301 108,fi0i 253,255 698 Friendi 714 283,383 1,709,457 3,305 German Rel.i 327 150,633 965,880 2,(153 JewWrVff..;! '16,575 39l,oo lljswr Lutheran .... 1,20 531,100 2,807,886 2,883 Mennantie... 110 29,91) 94,245 856 Melboitut... 12,467 4,307,333 14,636,671 1,174 Moravian!... 331 113,185 443,347 1,339 Preibytenan . 4.584 2,000,316 14.369,889 3,135 Rom.Catholio 1,112 630,950 8,973,838 8,069 Swedenborg'n 15 5,070 108,100 7,206 Tanker I 53 34,075 46,035 885 Union....... 619 213,553 600,065 1,149 Unitarian.... 24:1 136,367 3,268,122 13,444 fjnirerinliiti 494 205,403 1,767,015 2,283 Minor SeeU.. 335 115,347 741,980 2,283 Total 1 30,011 13,839,893 $86,417,639 92,400 The Child wb Live for. It would be unwise in us to call that man wretched, who, whatever he suffers as to pain inflicted, or pleasure denied, has a child for whom he hopes, and on whom he doats. Poverty may grind him lo the dust; obscurity may cast its darkest pantle over him ; the song of the gay may be far from his own dwelling ; his face may be unknown to his neighbors, and his voice may be unheeded by those among whom he dwells even pain may rack his joints, and sleep may flee lrom his pillow. Yet has he a gem with which.he would not part for wealth defying computa tion, for fame filling a world's ear, for the luxury of the highest wealth, or for the sweetest sleep that ever sat upon a mortal eye. Coleridge. Longevity of Farmers. -It appears from the Massachusetts registry of births and deaths for 1851, that the duration of the lives of agriculturists was 12 years above the general aver age, nearly 19 above that of common laborers, and 18 per cent, above the average age at death, of mechanics. . i . 1 1 . m i ... i . i Colored Boy in Cash. The celebra ted will of R. T. Hairston, of Henry county, JVliss., by which his. whole estate, amounting to half a million of dollars, is given to a little colored boy, was admitted to record, we see, it the last term of tho county court. , ; A Curious Proposition. ! : ! We have received from our friend, Mr. J. T. Hinsdale; the following arithmetical proposition, says the JVW pariel, to which he desires an answer. We commend it to the study of the mathematical youth of our city ; . Messrs. Editors. In an old arith metic I find the following proposition, viz: A New York importer receives from France, 600 pipes of 'brandy, which cost him 8200,000, at the rate of $2 50 per gallon. How many gallons should the casks contain ? Answer, 80,000. Now, for the benefit of youthful mathematicians, I will add another proposition to the above, viz : I Supposing these 80,000 gallons of brandy will, produce in two years in the United States, 3,000 barrels,, of women's and children's tears; the name of Almighty God blasphemed 3,000,000 of time?; three explosions of steamboat boilers, by which 300 men, and women, and children, are lost; eight fatal accidents on railroads; fourteen over-sets , of stage coaches, by which several passengers are killed; rags sufficient for five paper mills for one year; 500 buggies and other car riages smashed, by which fifty legs and arms are broken; 20 fortunes lost at faro and monte banks; 70 fair repu tations blasted; 1,000 once happy homes filled with desolation and sor row; 200 men of high dignified morals, turned to debauchees in every variety of midnight carousals; 100 men who once wore the image of God. to Wear ing the bloated and carbuncled coun tenance of Satan; 10,000 souls sent to hell, and not one single good dene. What is fe real wrrth of those 600 Pipes of Pure French Brandy T An answer is required. J. T. II. As Good as if it Were m jEsOp. The Nantucket Inlander says the fol lowing story was lately told by a re formed inebriate as an apologjj for much of the folly of drunkards I A mouse ranging about a brewery, ap, pening to fall into a vat of beer, was in imminent danger of drowning, and appealed to a cat to help him out. The cat replied, " It is a foolish re quest, for as soon as I get you out I shall eat you." The mouse piteously replied that would be far better than to be drowned in beer. The cat lifted him out, but the fume of the beer caused puss to sneeze, and the mouse took refuge in a hole. The cat called upon the mouse to come out, " Did you not promise that I should eat you V Ah !" replied the mouse, I did, but I was in liquor at the lime." Indian Liquor Law. A trader from Chicago recently made his ap pearance among ihe Indians at Grand Traverse, with ten barrels of whisky, tone of which he tapped, and commen qed business. The Indians immedi ately assembled in a body, and knock ed the hoops off the barrel, and he saved the other barrels by putting them on board a vessel in hot haste. The Missionary seconded the Indians by taking out a warrant against the trader, which, however, we believe was not prosecuted. The trader left and went among the fishermen, where he found no difficulty in selling out ; but when he got to Mackinac more than half his money was Wild Cat and counterfeit. Northern Islander. ;. .: i 1 ' ': God and love are everywhere ; in light, in colors, in flowers, in the beau ty of man, in the happiness of ani mals, in the human mind, in the end less spheres, as the sun shines on all, , alike, yet differently, and is majestic on the ocean, sparkling in a dew-drop ruddy on the bright fruit, silver on the stream, many colored in the rainbow, J and pale and tremulous in the moon. Rhodi Island. - A Temperance Convention of this noble State,' now triumphant over its worst enemy, was held in Providence on the 7ih ult Like a company of successful warriors af ter the turmoil of battle had passed away, we should think, from the re ports of the meeting, the friends of the cause came together. Mayor Bar stow presided, and was elected Presi dent of the State Society for the com ing year, a station worthy of him, and of which he is eminently worthy. The meeting is said to have been one of great harmony. Reports from all larts of the State were favorable. The aW has worked well wherever it has been enforced, and it has been en forced in every place except Newport and Greenwich, and there, reform is ripening. In Providence the diminu tion cf pauperism and crime has been truly heart cheering. A resolution was introduced and passed, declaring it necessary so to amend the law, as to allow the officers to search private houses under certain instructions. Per haps the Vermont improvements also will be added. The Convention was ably and happily addressed by Messrs. Bungay, Merrilt, Meeks, Richmond and Rev. Dr. Cleveland. The Doctor, it is said, never was happier and never in better spirits, as he sees the burn ing spirit poured down the steep places into the sea. Am. Temp. Jour. N. Jersey. The cause in the State under the powerful action of Mr. Jack son, the agent of the late State Con vention, is making good progress. County meetings are being held and well attended, and a very large circu lation is given to temperance publica tions. The clergy, we understand, are coming up well .to the help, and the general feeling is that the Legisla ture cannot well fail, in answer to the demands of public sentiment, to give a Maine Law. But New Jersey, amid these two immense and wicked cities, from' which she draws most of her wealth, must ever find it difficult to lay much restraint upon the appetites or the business of men, however oor rupt it may be, yet let her persevere and the Lord will help her. lb. Connecticut. If bold and decided action, if a wide spread temperance literature, and the most reasonable and fervid clergymen can save a State, Connecticut will another year have the Maine Law. A simultaneous movement seems to exist for it. The best speakers that she possesses, with the best that can be, furnished from abroad, Jewett, Cary, Kellogg, Haw kins, fec, are addressing her popula tion ; and papers, tracts, and sermons, are finding their way into almost every family. Many excellent men in and about Hartford, who stood aloof at the last election, are now sensible they did wrong ; and there is, we understand, a very general agreement among those tc whom was attributed the loss of the election the last year, to go strong the next for a temperance ticket. lb. , . . ( A Nursery Tale. Young Mother (who is extremely sentimental on noticing that her first born, in the cra dle, is making strange contortions with its mouth.) The angels are whisper ing to thee, my own darling babe. ' Grandmother (extremely matter of fact) It's no such thing, : Laura ; the child has only got wind in its stom ach. : . ft- 0 ! if there is a thought that will make a man cheerful, kind, gen erous, and honest, it is to know that he has a tidy, careful, industrious wife and children at home. . ; " Jfcgr The Chinese in San Franeiseo, have erected a Joss House, or place of heathen worship, near the Telegraph Hill,..,,,, .