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THE OHIO organ: of: .the temperance ireform.
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and carries his audience with him to
all his conclusions. Bro. Monroe is
not so eloquent, but an earnest and
able man. Bro. Young, G.W.P.,
- had not time to speak at length, but
long enough to satisfy us that he is a
competent and invaluable co-luborer.
Bro. Eginton made a lengthy speech
of great power and effect. If the
, City of Augusta, and the county of
Bracken, is not revolutionised by the
demonstration made, they are beyond
the hope of salvation. We predict
that Kentucky will be the first State,
t west of the mountains, to rid herself
1 of the blighting curse of the liquor
traffic. When the chivalric sons and
fair daughters of the ' 'dark and bloody
ground" fully understand the move
ment, and realize in anticipatiba its
-results, distilleries and rumseflers
! must abandon their business or leave
" the Btate to the tune of "the rogue's
march." When the question is un
derstood to be one of pure self-defence,
woe betide the assailants.1 Many,
- very many of the bravest and noblest
of her sons lie rotting in the drunk
ard's grave, and their blood cries for
vengeance.
1 One thing which gives the friends
of Temperance, in this State, the ad
' vantage over us on this side of the
river is, she has a very small foreign
population for demagogues to work
upon. Most of liquor sellers are for
eigners, as well as ours, and this cir
cumstance will hasten the triumph
there, while it hinders it here. Again;
the depreciation of the value of the
slave population, an4 the destruction
of their morals consequent upon the
liquor traffic, will enlist the slave
holders in behalf of the law of prohi-
, bition. They have now stringent laws
against selling liquor to slaves,' but
these are a dead letter on the Statute
Book. The miscreant liquor sellers
. will, at the mid-night hour, receive
the hemp seed, tobacco, poultry, dfc,
Ate, from slaves, when they know that
the property is stolen from the mas
ters, an.! give the slaves whisky in re
turn for the plunder. Search, seizure
: and destruction of liquor is the only
remedy for this state of things.
The Christian's Corn.
A Methodist Minister a few weeks
since went into a certain neighbor
hood, not a hundred miles from Cin
cinnati, to hold a protracted religious
meeting. It was a great corn row
ing region, and the good brother had
. learned that the Methodists and Pres
byterians were supplying a distillery
' with the product of their fertile farms
and like a sensible, christian man, he
concluded that he must open the cam
paign under the great Captain of our
salvation, by exposing the wickedness
r of this business. Accordi ngly he com
menced by preaching a most search
ing discourse on the subject. The
1 hearts ot a number were touched, anh
tdeir consciences were made to feel
One who had raised 3,000 bushels for
the distillery, could find no peace of
mind until he avowed that his corn
should, not be made into whisky.
t Another and another were brought
under , conviction, repented and re
solved. ' The Minister told the distil
ler, whom he chanced to meet, that bis
supply of the "raw material was'cut
off m that neighborhood.;' ' The
wretch, as if exulting in his power to
do evil, paid "one cent more per
bushel than the market price could
fetch them." This amount of the
mammon of unrighteousness would
quiet the consciences of his brethren.
he man of bod replied "you may
buy a Aietnouisi s corn, Dut you can
not a Christian's." . i
This reply is full of meaning. Pro
fessor of religion think of itl
(&- The New. York Oity Temper
ance Alliance, in their .Report made in
November last, estimate the number
of places at which intoxicating liquor
is sold in that city at 8,000 ; and the
annual sales at 29,000,000,,,, To
countervail the influence of this moral
pestilence in their midst, the Alliance
is actively employed. They have gra
tuitously circulated, during the year,
350,000 copies of their spirit-stirring
ttle-paper, bearing the title ot the
Association, and more than 60,000
tracts. Rochester Journal. ,
We give the above paragraph in
order to show our readers what is be
ing done in other cities pf the Union
to counteract the demoralizing in-
ueiice of the liquor traffic. Societies
are organized for the purpose of rais
ing funds to' distribute gratuitously
temperance reading amongst those
who cannot, in any other manner, be
reached. Now, what has been done
in our city, in this respect? We are
overrun wiih doggeries, and it is i
amentable fact that the number is in
creasing daily; yet the fact is no less
deplorable, that our citizens are doing
comparatively nothing . in , order to
counteract this mighty whisky influ
ence. Friends, in the enlightening in
fluence of the press is embodied our
entire hope of success. , This you ull
knowl1" But how' "can it , accomplish
its work, unless you are willing to do
your part? We wish to see.every part
of our city flooded with intelligence,
and to effect this, we must gratuitously
distribute temperance newspapers and
tracts. We hope to see a project
set on foot immediately that will ac
complish this laudable end. V '" ',
The Garland.
This neat little paper, published by J.
C. Richardson & Co.", is certainly Calcu
lated to win upon the public, and thereby
be productive of much good to the youth
of our Great West.
It is all that it claims to be, a journal
devoted to virtue, truth, temperance, an.
the advancement of the young, and fror
the intelligence and energy which chai
acterizethe youthful editors, Walter F.
Straub and Stephen R. Smith, we can
cheerfully commend it as an able advo
cate. It is the successor of the Cadet of
Temperance, much enlarged and im
proved, and numbers among its contri
butors some of the best pens in the Union.
We trust they will be encouraged in their
enterprize at least by all the girls and
boye, who should use their endeavors to
extend its circulation. , Tl , j' n .-, j s
Price, fifty cents per annum.
Dr. Franklin, in speaking of the
intemperate drinker,, says,' he wiff nev
er, or seldom,' allow' that he is drunk
he may be boozy, cozy, foxed, mer
ry, mellow, fuddled, groatable, con
foundedly cut; may see two moons;
be among the Philistines; jn a very
good humor; have been in the sun; is
a little feverish;' pretty well entered,
&c; but never drunk. " t " '
:k ii -'v..; Premium. ;-
The following Divisions, having sent the
greatest number of subscribers to propor
tion to (be Dumber of their members, are en
titled to the premiums. They wilt be for
warded forthwith by express:- I
Sweet Home Division, No. 87, 8. B. Lam
phere, agent, Brunswick, Medina oo., 0.,
33 members and 79 subscribers. .
Blue Rock Div., No. 630, Moses Reeves,
agent, Muskingum co., 0., 19 members and
30 subscriber. , . ; v;
Mt. Carroel Division, Cyrus Broadwell,
agent, Clermont Co., 21 member and 31
subscribers. ; ,.' " . ti.-
Boston- Division, No. 280,' E. Dimmltt,
agent, Orensville, Clermont county, Ohio,
29 members and 36 subscribers. '" '' '
Among the Divisions that are second best
to those who take the premiums, are,'
.From jeffersonville, M. Ireland, agent, 27
members and 27 subscribers; Xenis, tf. Ca
rey, agent, 46 subscribers, number of mem
bers not reported; Marietta, J, D, Leonard,
agent, 224 subscribers, but no Division re
ported; Chas. A. Brigden, agent for
Division, 16 mem. and 19 subscribers, Ac.
CITY ITEMS.
Convicted. A, young woman
named Derrick, was convicted in the
Criminal Court, yesterday, of violently
abusing her mother; when under the
influence of strong drink. During the
proceedings of the; trial, the mother
and daughter exchanged some rather
unpleasant words, when the latter
charged her mother with having given
her the first liquor that ever she drank.
The mother, feeling the truth of the
charge, and liking the "critter" pretty
well herself, was rather nonplussed.
The Court, thinking both in the fault,
dismissed the daughter, but held
them both to bail in the sum of 8300,
to keep the peace each one to take
the other as security. ' (
Horrible. A female, on the -canal,
had forty-two drunken fits in two hours
on Monday evening ' last. It is a re
markable fact that the ; crime of in
temperance amongst females, espe
cially that abandoned class which in
fest our city, is greatly on the in
crease.. In certain parts of the city,
those miserable creatures may be
seen drinking, at all hours, at those
purlieus which are located in the
more obscure places; and we blush
to say, that there are creatures in the
shape of men, who welcome these
miserable women into their doggeries
and cordially deal out to them their
liquid drugs, without any apparent
remorse or shame I Is there no rem
edy for this crying evil of our city?
' ;:! : , ' -it!
Ljoan and Hattman, met at a tavern,
on the corner of Seventh and Western
Row, last week, after a long absence
from each "other. In their hearty
congratulations, they imbibed pretty
freely of the maddening bowl, and
finally got to disputing, when Hart
mart drew' a large bowie knife, and
made a pass at Sloan's throat, cutting
him severely, but, fortunately, just
missing the jugular vein. The cut
will consequently not,, prove fatal.'
The assailant has been arrested . Had
these old acquaintances met in any
other place than a whisky-hole, they
, would, doubtless, have separated as
they met ardent friends of each
other.-" So much -1 for - the "social
glass."' ' "'" - ; - '!l h!i 1
A Nuisance. Frequent complaints
have been Wde to the watchmen, of
a doggery on Barr street, near Cutter,
where the low and disorderly nightly
and especially on Sabbath evenings,
congregate, and disturb the peace with
midnight brawls and drunken rev
elries. On Saturday evening last, this
was unusually the case, and being
kept up until 3 o'clock on Sabbath
morning, when the nuisance growing
to a degree beyond endurance, the
watchmen entered the den and suc
ceeded in arresting several of the ring
leaders, who were each fined $5 and
costs. The landlord was also arrested,
but escaped. , 01, for the Maine Law,
that we might rid community of such
ntolerable nuisances 1 i -
MW Three lads ; were arrested,
Sunday evening,' near , Liberty and
Piatt streets for'gett'hg drunk and
creating a disturbance in that neigh
borhood.;! They obtained their liquor
at a grocery (atfai' doggery,) kept by
a man named Kessing,' on the corner
of said streets, i A warrant has been
issued for his arrest. r We rejoice to
see that our city authorities are be
ginning to punish the guilty persons
in these drunken brawls among1 our
boys. The thing that will sell a
child strong drink, would be basely
flattered if we should call him a
man. . .... , ,
&?' It is said that petitions will soon
be forwarded to the legislature, from
our city, praying for a law against
licensing hotels and coffee houses to
retail ardent spirits. . It is time some
thing was done to stay the growing
influence of whisky m our midst,
judging from the great number of
men, women, and youths that daily
till our police court, arrested for in
temperance, and . the many crimes
which flow therefrom.
tS" few weeks since, a ehild
whose mother Was addicted to strong
drink, fell into the nre, fin this city,
and was burned to', death.' Shortly
aftemards, the . mother; fell into the
fire also, whilst in a state of intoxica
tion, and being unable to help her-
seivmet the same dreadful fate.
Rum 1 oh, rum,' thou invisible spirit,
if we had no other name for thee, we
would call thee devil.
"Who hath Woe!? A man named
Tim 'MoCullyj.was committed by
the, Mayor on Thursday morning last,
as a vagrant,'1 and' In the evening fol
lowing was iujfenng all the horrors of
an inquisition under the effects of an
extreme attack of delirium tremens.
It is supposed ha cannot possibly re
cover.
i -I
SWA. number of boys were brought
before the Mayor jvthe other 'day", for
drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
They were Jined and the Mayor, 'ith
commendable promptitude, set .about
to ascertain who sold them the liquor,
for the purpose of bringing1 the truly
guilty persons to punishment'' ,:"! '
, i ; ..I i 1 ,-; i'i'i .'f,.)0'; V.
jA man was found ffadi" back
of Covington, a few days' ince, sup
posed to have, frozen , to;j death.
He was doubtless Intoxicated, and in
this condition overtaken by 'nightfall
and being unable to acb'aiiy inci
ter, perished by the wad side. ' " " ' '

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