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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.
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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.
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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,..,,,, .

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