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01(111, o OF THE ll', ' ...M.y V ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. iwinvii,iv,i Vi'Vi"'" T '"" " rrvvuyywivwAnjxrv jijTjian-rij-ij-La'uiriir"r mmimmmmmmmmmm S. F. CARY, Editor. VOLUME I . Mrs. Mary A. Dennison, author of ' "Home Pictures," contributes the following beautiful narrative to the Olive Branch : A poor wife and 1 her daughter are toiling hard, early and late, amid self-denial and priva tions, to pay a debt incurred by the husband and father. The daughter, 1 who has twenty dollars in her purse, i goes to the house of a rich creditor, in order to tender to him in part pay ; ment, when this scene transpires : "Softly her feet sunk in the luxu rious hall carpet. Statuary in bronze and marble lined all the way to the staircase. The splendor of the room into which she was ushered, seemed to her inexperienced eyes too beautiful for use, and he who came in with his kind glance and handsome face, the noblest perfection of manhood she had ever seen. "Well, young lady," he said, bland- , lv smiling, "to what am I indebted for this pleasure ?" My father, sir, died in your debt," , said Eva, blushingly, speaking very ftiid MBofay, By tlid'stridtest economy and very hard work, we, my mother and I, have been able to pay all his creditors but yourself. If you will be kind enough to receive the bal , ance of your account in small sums I am sorry they must be so small, sir we can, in the course of a few years, fully liquidate the debt, and then," a sweet expression lighted up her eyes " we shall have fulfilled my father's - dying wish, that every stain might be .' wiped from his honor." She paused 1 for a moment, and said again, falter . ingly, " My father rtwas voenfry uu . nate, sir, and broken in health for many years ; but oh, sir, he was hon orable; he would have paid the last cent if it had left him a beggar." Very thoughtful sat Mr. Miner, his dark eyes fastened upon the gentle ' face before him. After a moment of ' silence he raised his head, threw back ' ' the mass of curling hair that shadow , ed his handsome brow and said "I remember your father well. I regretted his death. He was a fine fellow, a fine fellow,", he added mu singly : ; " but, my dear young lady, . ! have you the means? do you not em- . i barrass yourself by making these pay . menta ?" Eva blushed again, and looking up, ingenuously -replied : " I am obliged to work, sir, but no labor would be - too arduous that might save the mem ory of such a father from disgrace." This she spoke with deep emotion. The rich man turned with a choking in his throat, and tears glistening on his lashes. Eva timidly held out the TEMPERANCE REFOR M. hwiiwmi iWftviwAmnAtinnftiiJWWv"''! ' CINCINNATI, FRIDAY, two gold pieces, he took them, and, bidding her stay a moment, hastily left the room. , Almost instantly returning,he hand ed her a sealed note, saying: "There is the receipt young lady, and allow me to add that the mother of such a child must be a happy woman. The whole debt, I find, is nine hundred and seventy-five dollars. You will see by my note what arrangements I have made, and I hope they will be satisfactory." Eva left him with a lighter heart, and a burning cheek at his praise. His manner was so gentle, so fatherly, that she felt he would not impose hard conditions, and it would be a pleasure to pay one so kind and forbearing. At last she was home, and breath lessly sitting at her mother's feet, she opened her letter. Wonder ' of won ders a bank note enclosed ; she held it without speaking, or looking at its value. " Read it," she said, after a mo ment's bewilderment, placing the let ter in her mother's hands " here are fifty dolfawrwhcanmeSnl"' " This," said the sick woman, burst ing into tears, " is a receipt in full, re leasing you from payment of your fa ther's debt. Kind, generous man Heaven will bless him God will show er mercies upon him. From a grate ful heart I call upon the Father to reward him for this act of kindness. Oh, what shall we say, what shall we do to thank him ?" "Mother," said Eva, smiling thro' her tears, " Lfelt as if he were an an gel of goodness. Oh, they do wrong, who say that all who are wealthy have hard hearts. Mother, can it be pos sible that we are so rich ? I wish he knew how happy he has made us, how much we love and reverence him when ever we think or speak of him, or even hear him spoken of?" . "He has b'ound two hearts to him forever," murmured her mother. "Yes, dear Mr. Miner! little he thought how many comforts we want ed. Now we need not stint the fire ; we may buy coal and have one cheer ful blaze, please God. And the tea, and the strip of carpet, the little luxu ries for you, dear mother; and the time, and a very few books for my self. I, declare, I'm so thankful, I feel as if I ought to write back and tell him that we shall love him as Ions: as we live." ', That evening the grate, heaped with Lehigh, gave the little room an, air of ruddy comfort. Eva sat near, her curls bound softly back from her pure forehead, inditing a touching letter to OCTOBER 21, 1853. their benefactor. Her mother's face, lightened with the loss of carking care, shone with a placid smile, and her ev ery thought was a prayer calling down blessings upon the good rich man. In another room, far different from the widow's house, but also bright with the blaze of a genial fire, whose red light made richer the polish of costly furniture, sat the noble mer chant. " Pa, what makes you look so hap py ?" asked Lina, a beautiful girl, pas sing her smooth hand over his brow. " Don't I always look happy, my little Lina ?" " Yes, but you keep shutting your eyes so ;" and her bright face re flected his own. " I think you've had something very nice to-day; what was it?" " Does my little daughter really want to know what has made her fa ther look so happy ? Here is my Bible, let her turn to the Acts of the Apos tles, 20th chapter, 35th verse, and rpnd it. cnrp.fnllv " . - j . . v ' ' r.'-; Tbi beautiful child turned- met ently the pages of the Holy Book, and as she read she looked up in her fa ther's eyes " And to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said it is more Messed to give than to receive." Ar thur's Home Oazetle. Alabama. The " Crystal Fount" brings us this cheering intelligence : " From all sections of the State we have the encouraging intelligence that the people have responded to the call of the Convention, and ratified their proceedings, by holding enthusiastic meetings, forming Leagues, and cir culating memorials. This is a cheer ing state of things, which he could hardly have hoped for three years ago. Then, the most zealous friends of cur cause scarce dared to whisper the om inous word,' Legislation." Tempe rance societies were " few and far be tween.", The cause was bustained solely by the Order, and the temper ance press. They labored together with a confiding trust in ultimate suc cess ; ihe Order in silent and unseen yet, unceasing activity ; the Press, al though firmly believing in the neces sity of legal intervention, cautiously and discreetly paved the way to its ultimatum, hoping and laboring for a change in public opinion, yet fear ing the consequences of a premature expression of its owr, until they have at length experienced the delightful satisfaction of catching a glimpse of that still far-off, yet not unattainable goal, for which it has ever been striving-' ;?,.,( The London Diogenes says the Austrian cap of liberty is a percus sion cap. - juifmjwuwinfti-ri i CALEB CLARK, Publish! NO- WHOLE NO. 9& Why People Drink. Mr. A: drinks because his doctor has recommended him to drink a " lit tle 8uthin." Mr. B. drinks because his doctoV ordered him -not too, and he hates quackery. Mr. C. takes a drop because he is wet. Mr. D. because he's dry. ' ' Mr. E. because he feels something rising in his stomach. Mr. F. because he feels a kind of sinking in his stomach. Mr. G. because he's going to see a friend oft to Oregon. , . . M. H. because he's got a friend come home from California. Mr. I. because he's so hot. Mr. J. because he's so cold. Mr. K. because he's got a pain in his head. Mr. L. because he's got a pain in his stomach. Mr. M. because he's got a pain in his side. Mr. N. because he's got a pain itv his back. Mr. 0. because he's cot a pain in his chest. Mr. P. because he's got a pain all1 , over him. .. . Mr. Q. because he feels light and happyr r.XR.-s Mr. R. because he feels heavy and miserable. Mr. S. because he is married. Mr. T. because he isn't. Mr. V. because he likes to see his friends around him. Mr. W. because he's got no friends, and enjoys a glass by himself. Mr. X. because his uncle left him a legacy. , Mr. Y. because his aunt cut him off with a shilling. Mr. Z., we should be very happy to inform our readers what his reasons are for drinking, but on putting the question to him, he was found to be too drunk to answer. The Temperance Convention just closed in Boston passed off without any of the exciting scenes which chracter ized the New York Conventions. The cause of this is ascribed to the early passage of a resolution excluding wo men from taking a part in the Con vention. W. L. Garrison made , an effort the second day to have this rule rescinded, but his motion was voted down. As the Maine Law has been passed in that State, the principal sub jects of discussion were the proper means of enforcing it. Some years ago a chap in a town in the State of Maine, having played the " gay-gallant" a little too freely to a distiller's daughter quite overstep ping the modesty of nature was called to account by f he old man, who demanded sharply, what excuse he had for such conduct ?" " Nothing " was the reply " but exuberance of spirits," "Is that all, you graceless scarrp I" replied the old fellow, as he brought his cane down on the flour with terrible emphasis ; " then,, let me tell you, sir, the sooner you get them rectified the better."