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The Ohio organ, of the temperance reform. (Cincinnati, [Ohio]) 1853-1854, February 11, 1853, Image 7

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THE BftAXDY SE1LK&,
"' Of ill the rimM that srr 1st beta,
.it, .8WUBirMlfetknMtitlBb i '
f It haaautd more rotaerjr, pain, and woe, j
9 ' 1 Than any other orlmi bsbw.
Ciwms - sit ofth way, yu brandr-stllsrv ' '
j j You're ruined many a clever Allow-
' " Get out of Ibe way, you brendy feller,
'. ' ' 'Yoate ruined' many1 elever fellow. '
Vou hve spread dittreaa On every hand,
. v i And scattered strife all o'er the lend ) ' ' '!- '
You have turned the husband to a knavs.,,. , ,
And eaus'd tlie wife to he a slavfc, ' (
' " Croups Oct dot of the way, ate, ' '
:':.. ,. uA :
You have took the ihoee from woman'! feet,,
"l! And the bread their children tieed (beat .
, : You hare rashes' them of their winter elotlrt, ' 1
. ; ., And left Unit naked and almost froM. '.;
Choudi Getoutofthe Wsy,us.
. ,. , ;' ,: ' ;:u I. :t : '.'i Jill
You have made the father bato hie eh lid, , ,
And set (he mother almost wild, '
ii: When In hildrunken sprees at night, ' '" , '"
' i He eft timet put them aW to flight. ''"'''
!! i CnoRslH-Getout of the way, aVe. 1,s
You have caused a many child to ery, i , ,
And the tears to stream from Its mother's eye,
' ' As oft she hat heard them cry for bread,' "
' When hungry they mnt jo to bed, '
CnoHOi-Gctoat of'ths way, Ac. '
i , . ! ' t.. ' " '
You have robbed the strong mam of bis strength,
And laid him down In the mud full length, ,
And feft hltn there to wallow and roll,
1 As drunk as a beast In a mud hole. . .
1 Chorus Get but of the way, etc
, : You are guilty of the meanest thing, , -Perbapl.
that has ever been j ' , .
You've" robb'd the rich, you've wrong '4 tbe poor,
And turned the needy from your door. ,
' Chorus tiet out of the way, sec. ;
'; ' You kaye prewired some mighty kings with mud,
, Some palaces you have filled with Wood J ' ' "
, ' You bare brought some mighty eities low,
And proved some nations' overthrow. : '
j j Cuoaos Get out of the Way,' 6i,, . ' he -,
' And now l tell you pliinly, Sir, ',' ' '
- In your mad career you have gone to far,
. You have led too many men astray, : ,
' But the pledge will knock you out of the way. j
. . Chorci Get out the way, die. , : .,' s;
The Rumseller'i Dream. ,
' " Well, , wife, this Is too hard ; I
cannot continue this business any
longer." ,.,..',
" Why, dear, ; what's the matter
now?" 4.'.:..'.'-.L::-.i:v .
" Oh 1 such, a dteam such a rat
tling of dead men'a bqnea, and such
an army 6f "starred mortals, so many
murderers, such cries and shrieks', and
yells;'; arid 'such horrid gnashing of
teeth, and glaring , of eyes, and such
a blazing fire, and such devils ! -ohl
l cannot endure it,. My hair;
stands oil end, and I am so filled with
horror I can scarcely speak 1 Ohl
if I ever sell rum again I" .',
" My dear, you are frightened."
Yes, indeed, I am ; another such '
a night will I not pass for worlds." '
'' My dear, perhaps---" , ,i ,.. ; .
' Oh, don't talk to me. : I am de
termined not to have anything more
to do with rum, anyhow. Don't you
think Tom Wilson came to ..me with
his thront cut from ear to; ear, and such
a horrible gash; nnd it was so hard for
him; to speak, and. so muchbloodi;
and saya he;. 'See here, Joe; the result
of rumselliugl' My blood chilled at
the sight, airtf just then the house
seemed to turn bottom up, the earth
opened, and a little imp took me by
the hand, saying, 'Follow me.'. As I
went, grim devils held, out to me cups
of liquid fire, saying, 'Drink this I
dared hot refuse. , Every draught set
me in a rage.' Serpents hissed on each
side, and Trom above reached down
their heads and whispered, JHum-tel-er'n
On . and on( the imp led me
through a, 'narrow1 pass. All at once
he paused and said. ' Are you dry V
'Yes I replied. Then he struck a
trap door with JhisI toot, and down,
down iwe; went and legiohs f fiery
serpent's ' followed,' us, whispering,
'Drunkard DrankaH j' ( At length
we stopped' again, and the imp asked
me as before, 'Are you dry?''; 'Yes
I replied) He then touched a spring;
a door flew open ; there were thous
ands of old, worn-out rum drinkers,
crying most piteouslyy 'Rum, rum,
give me some ruml' , When they saw
me, they Btopped, a moment to see
who I was. Then the imp cried out,
so as to make all shake again, , 'Hum
seller!1 and, hurling, me in, shut the
door. For4 a moment they fixed their
ferocious eyes upon me, and then ut
tered a , united yell 'Damn him 1'
which filled .me with such,,' terror I
awoke. 1 here, , vyue, dream or no
dream, 1 will never sell another drop
of the infernal stuff. , I will not !"
i ; Editorial PERTiNACTTT.--The fol
lowing dialogue once occurred in an
editor's tanctum in England. A dis
tinguished editor wa3 in his study.
A long, thin, and ghostly-visaged gen
tleman was announced. With . an
asthmatic voice, but in a tone of civil
ity, for otherwise the editor would
have transfixed him with a fiery para
graph the next morning,- the stranger
said .
, "Sir, your journal of yesterday con
tained false information."
' Impossible, sir. But tell me to
What you allude."
"You said that Mr. M. had been
tried.". ;,- , ,; .
. "True.",,-,; -;. J ;, ;
"Condemned.",'. . ; , . , . ,
'-Very'true.' ' ' ' .'
"Hung."
"Most true." I'i
"Now, sir, I am the gentleman him-
self."',' .
l"i assure it is a fact ; and! how I
hope that you will contradict what you
have alleged' . li . - -
"By no means, sir.',' ,';,' . V
''How, what do you mean : You
are deranged."' ' . ' "
"I may be so, sir, but I will not do
tI j will complain to a magistrate."
"As you please ; but I never retract.
The most that I can do for you, is j
to announce that the rope broke i
and ' thitt you ore- ho- m perfect
health. 1 1 have my principles, sir ; I
never deceive." .. ; .' ; . .'!.' i
- New Yokk. Our exchanges from
this State are filled, with the doings of
the recent State, Temperance Conven
tion. A Convention ot lemales was,
met together at the same time, These
latter marched one day, into the legis
lative halls and presented a mammoth
petition, The Washirigtonian of Al
bany holds this language : . '
"The Grand Temperance Demon
stration of the present week, fully
answers the expectations of the friends
of temperance in the numbers of friends
present, in the enthusiasm manifested,
and in the able and soul-stirring ad
dresses that were delivered. The
State Society met at the State Street
Baptist Church on Tuesday, as ad
vertised. In the evening a public
meeting was held in the same church,
which was crowded to overflowing.
Rev. Mr. Cuyler, of New Jersey, and
T. W. Brown, Esq., of Auburn, de
livered addresses' which commanded
the most respectful i attention, and
frequently . called down outbursts- of
applause. ;iv
"On Wednesday1 the procession
was formed, consisting of the, State
Society, Sons of ' Temperance and
Rechaoites, headed With I bands of mu
sic and appropriate banners", and
marched through the principal streets
to the capitol; where the Hon. NeaJ
Dow, and Rev. Mr. Cuylei1 delivered
two most 'excellent and interesting ad
dresses, while another portion of the
procession were listening to Dr. Jew
ett and T. W'. Brown, in the. Baptist
Church, near by.'"
Georgia! There seems to be a
general awakening in this State. . . A
State Convention has been called, to
meet at Atlanta, and the papers . are
filled with calls of meetings to appoint
delegates to that body. As showing
the object of the said assemblage, and
as indicating the spirit which animates
the temperance men, wo give one of
these calls :' "' ' ' , 1 '" "
The citizens of Green 'county, op
posed to the License and Grog-shop
system, ate invited to attend a public
meeting1 at Greenesboro, on the first
Tuesday in February next, to appoint
delegates to the Convention to be held
in Atlanta on the 22d of February." .
The Madness of Intemperance. '
Judge Johnson, of Georgia, in re
cently sentencing a culprit to death,
said: . '
" Nor shall the place be forgotten
in which occurred this shedding of
blood. It was in one of those thous
and antechambers of hell which mar,
like plague spots, the fair face of our
state, i ou need not be told that
mean a tippling shop, the meeting
place of Satan's minions, and the foul
nesspool which, by spontaneous gen
eration, breeds disgusting vice, pro
1 nity, and babbling, and vulgarity,
i nd Sabbath breaking. 1 would not
j e the owner of a groggery for the
rice of this globe converted into pre-
ious ore. For the pitiful sum of a
dime he furnished the poison which
made the victim of the deed a fool,
and converted this trembling culprit
into a demon. Flow paltry this price
of two human lives. This traffic is
tolerated by law, and therefore the
vendor has committed an offence not
cognizable by earthly tribunals ; but
in the sight of Him who is unerring in
wisdom, he who deliberately furnishes
the. intoxicating draught which in
liames man to anger and violence and
blood-shed, particeps criminU in the
moral turpitude of the deed. tt
not high time that these sinks of rice
and crime should be held rigidly to the
law of the land, and placed under the
ban of an enlightened and virtuous
public opinion !"
Questions for Liquor Dealers.'.
1st. Can it be right for me to de
rive my living from that which is
t hreading disease, poverty, and pre
mature death through' my neighbor
).ood ? How would it be in any oth
i r case ? Would it be right for me to
,erive my living from selling poison,
i .r from propagating plague andjlep-
tosy around ine ?
2d. Can.it.bei right for me to derive
i.iy living from that which is debas
ing the minda and ruining the souls
vl my neighbors ? . How would it be
"tfit. any.other case ? Would it be right
1. 1 denye ; my1 living trom tne sale ot
drug which . produced misery or
i.adness ; which excited the passions
1'iid brutalized the mind, and ruined
t tie souls of my fellow-men? :
, 3rd. Can it be right for me to derive
i ly living: from that which destroys
l .irever the happiness of the domestic
t)rcle which is filling the land with
omen and ehildren in a condi
tion far more deplorable than that of
v'idows and orphans?
4th.. Can it be right jpr me to derive
i iy living from that which is known to
I f! the Cause of nine-tenths of all the
jimes which are perpetrated against
society ?i ,; -,-. v, . vl
s 6th. Can it be right for me to derive
vj living from that which accomplish
t; all these at once, and which it does
without ceasiur t i '- '
,6th. Do you say that you do ., not
1'qow . that tho liauor which; you ton
elling will, produce these results 2
)o you know that nine hundred and
ninety -nine crallons produce these et
lects for one which is used innocent
ly ? I ask then,
7tL Would ft be righti for mr to
sell poison on-the ground that there
was one chance in a , thousand .that
the purchaser would not. die of it.?,,:)
-8th. Do you say that you are not
responsible for the acts of your neigh
bors ? Is this clearly, so !. . Is it nop
he who furnishes a murderer with t
weapon considered an accomplice ?.(
, If these things be so, and that they
ar so who can dispute ? -I ask yon,
my respected f jllow-citizens, what is
lo be done ? Let me ask, is not this
trade altogether wrong ? Why thef
should we not altogether abandon it ?
If any man thinks otherwise, and
chooses to continue it, I have bnt one
word to say : '. My brother,' when you
order a cargo of intoxicating, drinks,
think how much misery rou are , Im
porting into the community. .. As you
store it up, think how many curses .
you may be heaping together against
yourself. As yoti roll it out of your
warehouse, think how " many families
oAh oast will ruin: ' Let vour thoughts
then revert to your own fire-side, wife ,
and your little ones, then look up to
him who judgeth righteously, and
ask yourself, my brother, M rr 4 ioht 1
Wayland ' ",,
"'This, hand never Struck Me."
'Wo, teceritly heard .'the following
mVist loiichinar incident. A little boy
had died. His body was laid out in
a darkened room, waiting to be laid
away in the lone cold grave. . ...
,'His afflicted mother and bereavec
little ' sister went in to look atthe
sweet face of the pi-ecious sleeper, for
his face was beautiful even in death'.
As they st iod gazing upon the form
of one so cherished arid beloved, the
little girl asked to take his hand.
The mother at first did not think it
best.but her child repeated the request,
and seemed very anxious about it. She
took the cold, bloodless hand of her
sleeping boy, and placed it in the hand
ttChiaweepinff sister,..i- '..
The deaf child looked at it a mo
ment, caressed it fondly, and then
looked up to her mother, through, the
tears of affection and love, and said,
"Mother, this little hand hever
struck me 1" What . could be more
touching and lovely ? , . : . ; . i
Young readers, have you always
been so gentle to your brothers and
sisters, that were you to die, such a!
tribute as this eould be paid to your
memory Could a brother or sister
take your hand, were it cold, and say,
"This hand never struck me " - ' 1
. What an , alleviation to ouri grief
when we are called to part with ouri
friends, te be able to remember only,
words and actions of mutual kindness
and love I , How bitter must be the
sorrow, and how scalding the tears of
remorse, of an unkind, child, as he.
looks, upon the cold form, or stands afc
the. grave of a brother of sister, a
father, or mother, toward whom ha
hud .manifested unkindness. Let us
all remember, whatsoever we sow, in;
this respect, that shall we also reap.r-r
Well Spring.. ,,v:, -i'-u; '
Anecdote oV Col. Crocket.i Once ,
upon a time, during a debate in the,
U. States? .Hoijse of Representatives,
on a bill for increasing the number of
hoispitalsi one of the Western members
arose' and 'observed : ' ' ' " 1
Mr. Speaker Rfy opinion is1 that'
the ginerality of mankind a gineriifl'1
are disposed ' to take the advantage 1
vi Hie ymeraiuy oi mtuiKiuu iu yum-rak"''-'tl
l i -'? .T'1'-'
i 'Sit dbwA " sit down,'? whispered i
the Colonel; who sat fiear himV'yowi
are coming out of the ame hole that'
TOttwentiniU'. -'' i !v i
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The Journal "or Organic" and Medi-'
cal 'Chemistry is "out ' against pork,
and defies all hog-ea'lers, : chemist,
and physiologists to prove tliat hogl'
flesh is a healthy article of diet.

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