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The Ohio organ, of the temperance reform. (Cincinnati, [Ohio]) 1853-1854, August 19, 1853, Image 1

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Artifice ia language, '.;
" How men do tax their ingenuity to
invent snares for the innocent; they
Tie well with "Old Nick" himself in
this diabolical business. Yet, as they
have before them' the; benefit! of his
example upon which to operate, they
cannot,, with justice, be .entitled his
rival competitors. We have reason to
believe that he evei), after having gain
ed entrance into ' the holy garden,.
would have been foiled of his damning
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purpose, but for stratagem ; not until
he stole upon the attention ol.Eve,
with bewitching airs, bland words, se-,
ductive encomiums upon the "fruit of
that forbiden tree,!' and deluded her
, vision with the applet gilded in hea
ven's own lustre, did she take. . Thus
we find all 'his imitators among men,
resorting to a ; similar and not less
fatal expedient. Among the most nu
merous class, is found the artful and
i honey-tongued libertine. '.It is his
'' chief delight to fascinate the ear of
"Jul' Victim with touching tones, glow-
lascivious pictures of an evil imagina
tion. A perverted dialect flows, silver-fledged
from his lips'. , At length
" his soft advances prevail, and his prey,
t like a fallen angel, lies prostrate at
.hiafeet ; and then the 'mad devil of
his cruel heart, lifting his craven bead
'supreme, exults over the splendor of
the ruins he has wrought. , , His, were
xa lad work indeed. And yet extreme
ly, akin to him is the corrupt author.
He imprints upon the living tablet the
pictured reveries of a lewd imagina
, tion, and,' in' the loom of his fancy,
weaves a gilded snare to catch immor
tal souls.' The venom of his influence
is not checked when he is dead, but
works as busily after; the poisoned
arrows of bis genius are buried deep
in the , hearts of succeeding genera
tions ; the offsprings of his misused
mind are burning cankers in the bo
soms of his fellow-men. His, were a
wretched work. But of all the new
fangled, hell-born lingual artifices that
have ever been invented by the devil's
vicegerents, to ensnare the feet of in
nocent men, we must award the high
est premium to the christeners of our
wines, so much in vogue of late. Not
content to let the infernal ttuf do its
own lad work, not satisfied to see the
tones of its victims scattered mountain-high
from one side of this world
to the otheri in the unequal contest,
theychoose to invest it with a little
more power, by appending to it sweet,
musical, and bewitching names, in or
der that it may find a little easier ao:
cess to the lips of the unsophisticated
and pure. "This is (he unkindest cut
of all. " b.
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NO- S3'
" ' " , . For th Ohio Orgna, ' '
' ' " Clermont County. ;
, Batavia, Aug. 15th, 1653.
' Ma. Editob : In the month of Ju.
ly last, at a special session of th'e
Court of Common Pleas for our (Cler
mont) county, Wm. Harris was tried,
convicted' and sentenced to three years
imprisonment in the Penitentiary, for
stealing, from the steamboat landing,
at New Richmond, four or five hun
dred pounds of old copper pipe. This
pipe was the worn out worm from the
distillery of 'David Gibson, of the
former place: Mr. Gibson, in his tes
timony on the trial of Harris; stated'
that the worn' had been in use' six
J ears, and that during that time he
ad , manufactured one hundred bar
rels of whisky per' day. Now, no
reasonable ' pel-son will doubt, fof a
moment, that if Harris committed the
it rt 1 ' .1 J . il 1
men, ne juswy aeserves me punisn
ment he is now suffering. ' But these
circumstances suggest some interest
ing reflections. v r ".
Punishments are instituted for the
peace, security and protection ( of the
citizens, and when an individnal acts
so as to injure or abridge any of these
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above stated, and then consider, the
following facts and inquiries:. , 'Ac4
cording to Mr. Gibson's own state
ment, he manufactured, during the six
years the worm was in use, 180,000
barrels of whisky,, allowing 300 work
ing days to the year. This, multiplied
by 40, (the number of gallons in each
barrel,) gives 7,200,000 gallons!-
Supposing that every man, woman and
child in the State had drunk an equal
share "of this, and each one would
thave an allowance of nearly four gal
lons ! j And this from a single distil
lery! ' r ; v , ; : ,
1 Now, ! if . William Harris, by the
simple act of stealing this old worn
out worm of the still, infringed upon
the rights of our citizens to an extent
sufficient to warrant his incarceration
in the State's Prison for a period of
three years, what shall be done with
the man who used that worm six years,
and manufactured one hundred bar
rels of whisky every day during that
time ? Who, by his acts, has injured
society endangered the peace and
quiet of the citizens to the greatest
extent William Harris or David Gib
son? Let jax payers answer; or,
rather, let those answer who tave
seen their sons, their brothers, their
hushands, or their fathers, go down
to untimely graves, from the bite of
that venemous worm of the still.
Clermont.
Some eentlemen fighine at Long
Island, lately caught over one hundred blue
fish In a few houw, the smallest weighing
not less than three lbs., and others from
four to five. On th same day several
other sportsmen caught from fifty to lixty
each-"an exploit," saya the N. N. Times,
"worth boasting of, and which Izaak Wal
ton would not deem unworthy of his fame."
The New Orleana papers say th
the tobacco crop looka badly.
ir TVMtVw TT. of n 1 '. !'. '
j Whisky has been ' found to be a
jioison virulent enough to do good; on
the ' principle of, eimilia siiiulibus eu
rantur. ; ,' v,; . -I " ' ! ''
I A' gentleman of" Georgia -! writes
that one of his negro boys was badly
bitten by that most poisonous ;reptile,
the copper-bead moccasin snake.
Said he, ,"I immediately made hjm
drunk with raw whisky, and soaked
the wound with iartshorn. He has
suffered no '. inconvenience except a
bad sore upon his, leg. It ought to
be," generally ' known that no ' animal
poison can stand whisky in a fair
fight.. ' . ;
AifUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
FOURTEEN. LIVES lOST. ;
Thirty or Forty . Seriously Injured.
.' Disagreeable necessity obliges us to shock
the sensibilitiea of our retdera, by the re
cital of another terrible calamity from a
collision of Railway trains. , ;. , .,.
At 8 o'clock, yesterday mornin?, a colli-
. oCiiireJ tu UiO I Jtiviiituiie anti Vr'ue
cewter Railroad, which caused the death of
folrteen persons, and seriously injured
about forty more. The collision occurred
between the regular up train and the x
cursion train from Wceting's. " The latter
was out of time, and mot the up train at
Valley Falls., : , v : '
The collision occurred at a sharp curve
bevond Central Falls: the down train was
behind time, and proceeded at the rate of
40 miles' an hour to reach the switch, from
which there is a double track to Providence.
In one minute the train would have reached
the switch.' The up train waited the usual
time at Pawtucket, and then, having the
riglit to the road, proceeded at a slow rate
round the curve.
The spectacle presented was most horri
ble. The wreck of engines, both of which
were totally demolished, and the killed and
the wounded all lay together in one un
sightly mass. . The cars of the down train
suffered most. , Several were broken in
pieces, and two of them were run together
as ycu would close a spy-glass. The up
train received lut little damage, and, for
tunately, no persons in it were killed or
seriously injured.
The excursion train consisted of six long
nassencer cars, densely crowded; and the
cries of those who were within, and who
were rot instantly killed, were heart-rending.
As they were taken out, some with
broken arms and some with limbs and
bodies otherwise mangled, the painfulness
of the scene presented cannot be described.
Thtre was soon a large number of per
sons on the ground, doing all they could to
alleviate the sufferings of the wounded, and
to see the remains of those who were dead
properly cared for. The Boston train com
ing in stopped nearly an hour to render
assistance. For a time, an intense excite
ment prevailed, and imprecations were
hurled at the heads of railroad companies,
directors, conductors, engineers, and all
who are In any way connected with rail
roads. , ' i ' .
The first passenger car, which was next
to the engine, contained about sixty pas
sengers, nearly all from "ffhiiinaville,
and many of whom were either killed or
wounded. , . : , ; ;;, :'
The third car, on the downward train,
was driven over and into the one preceding
it aome twenty feet, crushing everything
human within. The killed and wounded
had to be dragged from beneath.
The dead bodies were all placed in neat
coffins, and at many as were known, sent to
their various homes for interment. With
tlie exception of two er three.' the killed
were all factory operative. The peater
number of the wounded, it ia thought, will
recover, though some of them will lose; an
arm, or a leg, or be otherwise crippled. ( 4
Thousands ot persons visited the place
during the day, to tee the bodies and the
ruins of the cars.; v;-'. ! y
The accident .occurred near a, , curve,
where the .embankment was . thirty feet
high. Down this embankment an old man
and his grandson were precipitated,' but
both miraculously escaped iojury. ; t. 'A
A Mr. Gouldthwait wat taken to the' '
dwelling over the Railroad station at Cen
tral Falls, where he was cared for, but it is
doubtful if he can long survive.
Mr. Butnam, conductor ; of the down
ward train, was in the rear car, and escaped '
unharmed. V .
The engineer escaped by jumping ' off,
but the fireman, as already stated, was
killed. - s ' . !
Very few on the upward train sustained
material injury. . ' f
Mr. Hoppin, a cigar-maker, crawled out
from beneath the Worcester train, bufclittle
injured. Two men were killed by hig side.
Mr. Clark, manager of the coal-mine at
Valley Falls, who was on the fearae seat with
Mr. renny, escaped uninjured. Mrs. Caro
line R. E. Dike, who wag taken to the
house of Mr. George Jenks, died in abont
two hours,. in great agony. . ,
The dead and dying were principally
conveyed to Valley Falls, and the -wounded
to Pawtueket. The body of Mr. ; Penny
was taken to. the house of Rev. Mr. Taft,
at rawtwset. , v , , .
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ytneient Citler; - ' ;
Ninevah this fifteen miles by nine, and
forty round, with walls 100 feet itigh, and
thick enough for three chariots abreast. ;
Babylon was sixty miles within the Walls,,
which were seventy-five feet thick and three
hundred feet high with one hundred brazen
gates. The temple of Diana was four hun
dred fctt high, and was two hundred years
in building. The largest of the pyramids is
four hundred and eighty feet' high and six
hundred and sixty-tiree feet on one side; its
base covers eleven acres. The stones are '
about thirty feet in lenght, and three layers'
are two hundred and eight. ' Three hundred
and sixty thousand men were employed in,
its erection. The labyrinth of Egypt con
tains three thousand chambers and twelve;
halls. . Thebes, in Egypt, presents ruinsi
twenty-seven miles round. It had one hun:
dred gates. Carthage was twenty-five miles,
round, to was Athens. Boston Transeript.
Shipwreck,.'- ''
A letter from Key West, states that since
Jan 1, a larger amount of property hat been
wrecked in this district than in any previous -year.
The number of total wrecks, vessels '
ashore and saved,, and arrivals in distress "
up to the last reported to-day, is 41, The
value of their profit exceeds $1,500,000, ,
more than one half of which sailed tfpxa or ,
were bound to New Orleans. The salvaere
paid by the Admiralty Court to the wreckers
of Key West ia the meantime, for aervicet
rendered in saving from total loss this im- '
mense amount of property, does not amount
to 10 per cent But in addition to the sal
vage, is the expense on the vessels and car
goes, including wharfage, storage, commis
sion, repairs, tfcc, which exceeds the sal
vage somewhat. New York Timet.
An earthquake occurred at Cramana, on !
the 15th July, pverthrowing many build- i
inge.and burying 309 persons in the ruins, i
Sinoe the attempt to assassinate the Em
peror at the Theatre Comiqne, neither Em- 3
peror nor Empress have gone to the public Of
theatre, hut have arranged a series of pri- U7
vate theatricals, to take place at the differ
ent palaces, beginning at St. Cloud. ,
During the week ending Friday,
July 15th, there were 86 deaths of yellow
fever in the Charit Hospital, New Orleans.

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