Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, February 20, 1873, Image 1

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• TEL BrI4DYOED. RitrOanta is puhitahed awry
Thursday Morning by S. W. AV/MD*B'lva Dollars
per annum to admit*.
Advertising in all easel exclusive of sabaertp
tine to the piper.
SPECIAL NI TICES inserted at TITITIN citric per
line for first Insertion. and Frrlt cattle per line for
.rebne.tuent ita.ertious.
LOCAL Nortem. darn style as reading matter.
TwENTTeracTa a bite.
ADVERTISEIIik-NT B will be inserted according to
the following table of rates :
tw I. 4w I to lAm Itin I lye.
loci, br , '6.0110.015 1 6
2 inches I 2.00 I 6.00 I 4.00 I 10.00 I 15.00 I 20.00
31u,nos 2.50 I 1.00 110.(M' 113.00 120.01 130.40
ruches 3.00 11.50 I 14.00 115.25 I 25.00 1 55.00
:.olumn I 5.001 12.00 1111.00 122.00 I 50.00 146.00
o,,hunn 10.00 20.00 1 . 9{1.001 40,09 1 aft.nta I 16.00
I c unit. 1411.1)1' 1 1 1111.11111 SIM i SM9
o,llllllldratOr'S and Notices. audi
t >•'s Setters, $2 60 ;Itinstness Cards. five lilies. (Per
y CS, additional liner 51 each.
rPATiv advertisers are entitled to quarterlyChallgell.
T-,nelent advertiu.naents mu. , t be pint for re adrance.
Ite-olotions ,if A.stelations ; C,ommonleations
'!. 1 rod ,yr nidivicln •nt.rimt. and notices of Mar.
I .;,.ces -inci Menthe, exceeding five lines. are charged
rsp. - ri , per line.
, :e . itstrourEx having a larder circulation than ail
I,:,pere In the ennnty enmblned. makes it the best
advertising medium in 'Northern Pennsylvania.
PRINTINO .1f t o kind. italain and Fancy
',•plors, done with nratfiesa and dispatch. Handbills.
Banks. Carla, Painpliteta. Billheads.
ef es era' variety nuel . ,tyle. printed at the shortest
tier. The flrpoirm‘ Office la well supplied With
power .I.reAseta. a gond assortment of new type. and
everything in the Priuting line can •be executed in
he most trtistie mariner and at the lowest 'ratan:
`TERNS f vvaßt antic 0.4f4n,
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riorsE. sbm , .4i,Nfi'Ff?t l 7o PAINTER.
To — ands. Sept 15, 11.70-y%
R• DEALER, Eo:' 274 SroltrlVat.r street, Chi
ge S...t i ote p; :spii ; I n t l gold. I n .
, It. in,,a, , atia Money I,oanoil.
J sjoNROETON. P pays particular attention to
Doggies, WagrinS. Sleighs, kr.. Tire set and
anar nn short notic. Work ani charges
a. , ain-establiPhed himself in the TAILORING
Shoo over Rockwell's Store: Work of
o,..cription done In the latest styles. -
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V." 01111 r,51 , , , 1.fu11y announce to
.• that ,-nnstataly nit liana Woolen
•1 L. Ca — . Rn , •row. Finn, ls. and all kin/A at
.:n Irr ;.,:', IlArrilT A; ItO A TILES,
! 1810 Proprietor. •
(1 S. It 11 SSELL'S
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7'— t• TOO: AND A , PA.
1117-1. H. MORr 4 XN DF,Af,-
E ., TN 11,, spo np-
A. 1 ,0 Rest .ktlont.a. 1 and hotutlt anfl
,i 1 ,poor} lomo. I. Pa 11 , 4 .le=•rio2 to P• 11
I'. Parma or i.otN, (;an h.lVt• a tolp
r. 4,i+rl+vicinit 112.1 e at titi.
.r.. ~ 0 41 on a . roaur.nablo comod.sifou. (Mice
frier% Ylerewiei: Towlpla. fra.
I 7 7 4 ii)Pr •li• N 1 $
kNI) TIVILDEI3. C inform the
•,JlTn ,:1111a that I. will CiVe
111ar M 1 ,4111011 t•. atcl
cificatinn,i Air all iiiituner of buildinaii, private
r 1,111311 C. SVIT/Prilit. , ll.ll'neo given for reaimnable
Office N.E. corner of
and Elizabeth Ftreets.‘
J. P.. FIXAMING. - ,
Box :111.. T2wanila. Pa.
'11'• In the T-Ite-gt Style. Alco particular pains
t. o,o,llll;;L'ljir,' au i Ch.l.lreu's Halr, Sham
'curlitw and l'rizzinq. I
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1.. • flot I. lta'.n Strei I, Towanda, Pa.
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~ 'l.- v C.: :a ad tifiles be ready to furnish Meals
1 . . V.- at 111 , 1i,1i loxer eaten than anus'.
. ...-, .. .... ant: 0t , .1..rt; vlsiting town are tnTited to
i_ 'e' - -11 , ,04A with tee Cream,C.a.kes, Fruit,
t.•,i,. ry ,it Fliort notice.
.:.•-- t`... p 1“ , ,. u(arly oppoulte the 'AteaLs
11011.4 CE, a. CtIWLF..S.
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•-, 7 t , 13. S. 1tu,...e1l t Co., Bankerb.i
1 , -.' • '''.. 7, '”" ' , .zfs Loans Money, Mates' Collec
'' ':l 2 , R.k I, I.IANKING7IUSINESS,
karno a'an incorppratel
•. Feud zw,tiey to ell.rY PAELT
• .Mate-, cannla in Europe, thin Bank
•• Jul the lowest tonne,
• N, .a Ireland, Soot.
.‘'.: • poi of Europe and the Orient, the
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nie‘Vin ou baud., Silver, United Stales Bonds
-Lol , t rate,
ire e•alo of Northern Pacific 7 3-10
. Y. C. lIERCUB, President:
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LAILI:e , AD AND 1:11LkIIETII aTtir.Ell4,
hAhC.L.VI ETrumtsotTS
et learket Priced.
111.1.72. la MONTAN I E.
r hoqse and lot ill
t _ t Oz ahtivid Centre. suitable for ' residence and
..4 4 / I .lLre of Jetties 11. Webb. JELLS
s. W. A.i.vitortri, Publisher.
TAMES • W00D,,, ArromEr AND
4101:7115ELLOH Al' LAW, Toiraixds,
1. , NICTA ALT Law. Olgoo—cornet of Main Anti
Nov streets, mice* Porter's Drug Mona .
Moe In Sitton'e Blltcic. over Gore's Drag and
L.mlci! Store. Jan 1. '6B.
cßozoi, Mica over Dr. H. C. Porter Son
•i en ..11 Drag Store.
• Snatientf.olTers his professional services to
the elitism' of Warren and vicinity. Residence hopes) north of J. F. sCooper's Store. Warren
C,•ntre.iPa. selle'72 ly
snceesaor to Er. Wfiston. aftleoln Patton'a
B!nck up stairs. Main Str.o4, Towanda. Pa. kil
londs of plats work a apsolitty. Jan 1313
TAR: S. M. WOODBURN, Physician
and gnnzeon. Office IcLgrthwest[corner Maine
and Pme Streets. up vitairPl • _..
Tiawantla Mac 1, 1H72.-1p•
may2o,'72. j TOWANDA., PA
11 • AND 00171C1=1.011 Air LAW, Towanda. Pa. Par.
Oen] ar attention raid to business In the Orphans'
Conrt. July 20. I&
• Ft T AT LAW (District Attorney for Brad
ford County). Troy, Pa. Collections made and prompt
ly remitted. ; r febls.
- vitr B) k:OILLY. DENTNT.—Office
• owl. 'SVICkltm k Mark's. -Towanda. Pa,
Teeth inserted Rilver. Rubber. and Alum:
Te.t.h Pxtra-ted without pain. 0c23.72
TIR. L. ti. BEACH. Purslmmi from'
Kr nom?: V..lnanently located at Towarna.
P Partwolar attention paid to all Chronic Maas&
e , . Cancers and Tumors removed althont pain and
nse of the knife. °Mee at his rraidenc. rm
•ztrer.t two donra east of Dr Pratt'a. Attend
-11,,e in office l'itondaya and Slatnrdr.ra. May 1E1.'72.
JIL Au% Towanda, Pa.
n. J. MNTILL. J. N.
OT, e. in N'onri'f4 Urat door aonth, of First
National Bank up staira Jan R.73-1y
OVF,RT 07'.:1 R ELSBREE, Arrna-
NET'S AT LAW. TOMALAI. Pa., having entered
into copartnership. offer their professional services
to the pnblin. Special attention given to business
In the Orphan's and Register's Courts. • .ap114•70
'E nvgirrng At. N. C. V.I.NBREt...
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Mal n a rrc (TV/Nit. , tb.l ,- ,Cantt Hon Ke. Towanda. Pa.
Oct. 27.'70.
A • PERINTESDRYT. Towanda, Pa. Office with
M Pack. second door below the Ward House.
W•il he at the office the last Satnrelay of each month
and at all other tittles when-not called away on bust
ores connected with the Stiperitendency. All letters
konid hp-after he addressed as above. dec.1.70
(1.4 C one door east of Reporter building Reel
. P,
corner Pine and 2nd street.
Tr , nada Jur.e 2/, tail. -`l.
0 ') Lew, Towanda. Bradford Co., Pa.
Ni tieular attention paid to Collections and Orphans'
Court business. Ofriee—liercur'a New Block. north
61 , 10 Publir Square. . apr. 1. 'SD.
atepf the College of •.Phi'sldanettnd Surgeons."
Neu' l'orkl . city. Class 1R43-4. gives exelnsive attention
to thPpraettv of his profession. Office and . reFdrlellee
on the eastdria slope of (Irv:ell Hill. ad.loinitig Henry
Howes. jan 14. 'CO.
I\R D. D. SMITH, Dent?st, has'
H. Wnod . R property, between
:7',11100; and the Elwell House, where he has
:.• ,s ofTl,.!e. Teeth extr,eted with Ont pain by
Tow'and ors 2D. 1,170.—yr
Stela. •
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Ne.:r- the Coifrt House.
We are prepared to feed the hungry at alltimes of
the clay and evening,. Oysters and Ice Cream in
their Feetsous.
March 30. - Is7o , D. W. SCOTT It CO. i
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Having leased this House. is now ready to accommo
date the travelling public. No pains nor expense will
be stared to give satisfaction to those who may give
him 'a 'Old •
iIW North side of the public square, east of Mer
cer'snew block.
Having purchased and thoroughly refitted this old
a:u .a...11-known stand. forrnerlyrkeptliy Sheriff Grit.
es. it the mouth of Rommertield Creek, is ready to
el, _rood ,feeemmodations and satisfactory treatment
to all who May favor him with a call.
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cm:. MAIN AND 1311Tteir. .Tr.V.E7s. -
rl.e Horse... ifs-ac,.. ....e. 6; an eie—is of this
hof..e. ,nsnred af.rainst 1...0. by Fire, without any ex
tra cl.f.rg..:
I ....lo.rior quality r.f Old Emdish Bake tle, just
reefai,d . ... Jan. 2t.'71. I! Pt opcleto7.
W ;.A R. D HOUS E . ,
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Th:s eepolar house. re - treacly leased by Messrs.
Koo N. lle.Ai.s, and haying been completely refitted,
reraodeled, and refurnished. affords Ito the publle
ith the comforts and ini.dern convenience a o: a Drat.
eiV , e notel. Situate opposite the Park on Main
Street. it is eminent!" convenient for per.or.,N_s isit
in,,: roux:lda, caber tor plea.oire or bUilficse. i
~..; • f- 71 NOON C NI t:ANS. F°roprictors.
Until SVILLE. PA.,
1,..) Pr:omicron.
This ti , in,.is condit , ted in strictly Temperance
1tr0....p,e! Every (drift will be made to tante
guc......... onifortable. Good rooms atul the table will 1
:away,. be .04.1.110 with the best the . Market af
fords. . Nor.l. 1871.
1.3 NIA(' Nr . BI, for gale by •
. it M. WELLES, i.
Office No. 3 Mereur's Block, north side of Court
House square.
1 wiiol.Es ALE 'AND rmAiL AND
M0w0,,. Nta-lithes. Horse Powers and Threashrrs,
wine.- ii.: ~ es floater i4..ivers, ti rain Seeders, Hay
- e„.14,.,,, .i..,- e rsAile anessteei Plows, C Itivatora,
Tldli ileese Hoes, clover Hullers and Fanning Milli.
Life!. M 0 .% run WATER DRAWEES. DEIST ESZLTyslit
bIiELLEU3 TOAEAND on rowim. sc., SC.
Catalogues and descriptive, Illustrated printed dr.
cul.frs, furnished or :mailed tree to all applicants.
It will cost but three cents to fiend for circulars
in postage
Farmers when in Towanda, call, aMI see me.
kpri 22.'7 2. R. M. WELLES.
IVIRS. E. 3. ISIINGOS (formerly
A. gigs Kin4sley.i has now on hand
In a large variety. ouch as real and imitation Laces,
bashes, Bows, Ribbons. Lazo Collars and Neck
Roches in all the latest novelties. She has also the
_latest styles in hair goods real and imitation. Rid
"'cloves, Shell and Straw ornaments,
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In Brane'etts. Combs ke , ke. Sheltie given special
. attention to old Lad es [Sonnets and Dress caps. also
Infants Caps. Ruches. kc. i c,
• I have secured. he ter, lees of a brat class straw
Milliner, and shall give good satisfaction in all
manner of straw work. Rooms at .-the old stand,
over Wolff Brothers elothi fig store.
On and after SATURDAY, OCT. sth,
'I shall be prepared to exhibit my new arrlral of
To the ladies of Towanda and vicinity. My atOck
comp_rises everything in the line, and I shall con.
Jinue to sell at my usually reasonable rates.
;Jive me a call and examine the good fat year.
• selves.
Oot. 1. len. 11. IL warm.
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Our warroroomn at all times contain an
IT T r"rW 7: ""I I n i rrr " ; •
Of all atyles and prices, combining with the Rich
and Elegant, the Medium Prices, suitable for aff,
and so cheap that any can afford to haesthem. Also
the finest sad most
Of new and orighial designs and of the most sn•
perb style and finish. Also a c.boice assortment of
Also A complete line of Tetos-Tetes,Sofas. Swinges
Rocking. Essy and Parlor Chairs, in the greatest
variety of styles and prices. Also an endless varte•
Of every description, and in fact everything to bs
found in a First Class Furniture Store,
We pay Case for Lumber, or will take Lumber in
In exchange for Furniture. Also a large stock of
Or every description from the most common to the
finest Rosewood, always on hand. We are sole
agents for
Width are now conceeded by all parties to be far the
beat Metatic Case in nee. We have the
In this section of country. and *III furnish 'any
thing in She UNDERTAKING line AS LOW as the
same quality of goods can be got at ANY PLACE.
either In Towanda or elsewhere, and from our large
EXPERIENCE anti thorough acqnaiptance with the
business, we can ease persons many annoyances to
which they are always subject when dealing with
Incompetent parties.
siir - Do not forget the place
Tow Lids, April 2, 1872
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The undersigned would Inform the public *
• that they have purchased taro
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* oArt. • SC , " +ll - STIN.
on Main street. n, it of the• First
* National Bad:. i., ...,.-- strict attention
* i to business. .1 , t b. on of every *
proventeut in the A tnt Photography, to make
*ibis place worthy 01 patronage. Mr. Gyms' *
* is to remain with us, and give his whole time *
and attention to the making of
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* As we'll as PENCELING in INDIA INE, *
Particular attention given to the enlarging *
* of pictures, awl tee tilt , ttuishing of all kinds *
of work. to as to tee ire the best results, anti
as much nipe as possible given to making
negatives ni small children.
'Those waot ug pictures will please cive us
a trial, and we think that they *
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GEO. 11. WOOD k. CO.
* janll74yl
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(funaierlY , iccupied by Jacobs.)
The rapid growth of TeWalltla requires the expan-
PICM of busine.e. and the ittiderrigned, realising this
want of the community in the
Has opened a new store in Hcidlettuin's Block.
(formerly occupied by H. Jannbc) and is cow pre.
pared to offer to his old cu , tornPri ■nd the public
generally, a better stock of
Than can be found in any other efitablishment out
Hide the cities.
My stuck has all been pnrctr.ed from the mum
fecturere this season, so tiLa I have no old stock to
go t of, bought at high p.':ers. 1. have a (alnico
of th.t finest quality and lati•-t etylea. which lam
OtTurtug, at low figures.
I have no connection with the old stand. and when
you want anything in the clothing tine. for yourself
call on me in licidltipan's Block.
Towanda, Marcb 29, 1872.
To bnf the celebrated
We have the belt line of Stoves in WP State.
Have taken the premiums in the State Fairs, and
We know they are I first-class Stove.
For soft coal. souping i.e.'
For hard or soft coal. Also the
AU Bret-olass Stoves.
- PARLOR srovts.
A fall assortment of Hardware. Tinwares Copper.
and blieetiron Warle'always on hand:
- air Al! orders .11ed promptly. Job work done
and warranted, I ve us -- a
• - 1. wv 15 A SMALLEY,
N0v.13,11372. No. 4, Bridge St.. Towanda.
VOTICE. ). A. RECORD, of Towan
/.1 da. bas jhst L ceived the Agency of the Water
town Fire Ins. "r• • Company, of Watertown,
N. Y., which le drat-class Company In
respects. with h watts of 425-000.
Is confined by i character to Farm Property
and Dwelling Hon. e Risks; is _therefore perfectly
safe. Pays ail los .r damage of tearing to pieces.
whether fire ensue' or not. Also pays for Bee Stock
killed by lightmlegiln the barns or at large on the
premises on cad save money by seeing Mr. Rec
ord before insaringelaewhere. Call and get a Cir
cular or sand for one. S. A- RECORD, Agent,
Tneravets. P.
‘...1 • suaasccAorters, Towanda. Pa. None but
reliable companies represented.
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Sweet mother, the birds from our bowers have
he reaper has . gathered his sheaves,
The glorious Sommer lies silent and dead,
And the land. like a pale motzrner, grieves.,
But the garden . ofmem'ry is blooming to-day
With flowers and leaves ever new,
And the birds and the fountains atonni it that
play. • -
Are singing, dear mother, of you.
-green shores receding beyond the bine
Seem the years by your tenderneAs blest,
And youth's merry music grows faint on the
That is wafting me on to life's rest;
Yet beautiful seems the mild glance of your eye
And the blaming your fond spirit gave,
As the mist of the valley hangs bright in the
sky, -
Thoughthe mountains aro lost in the wave.
The cold wurll may poser my pathway with
frowns, - ,
And mintle with bittei- each joy ; •
It may load me with croises and rob me of
crown 5., -L
I have treasures it cannot dekroy - ;
Theie's a green, i,niany isle in the depths of my
leittitb toettp.
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11 . 4 'AXES 0. CLASS.
I wonder, sometimes, if' the souls that kayo
Return to the mourners again,
Audi ask for a sign from the trackless Unknown,
Where millions havoqm 'honed in %Ain.
I seek not your meek, loving fr c+hrcil the strife
Which would blind me with doubting and fear,
But a voice murmurs " peace " 'o the tempest
ind I know that. my mother is near.
Whose roses the winds never strew;
And the billows and breezes around it that roll
Bring tidings ut Heaven and yen.
'Am I my brother's keeper ?"—Georsis, it : 9.
In addressing you on- temperance,
this evening, I purpose to. do so from
religious standpoint : the fact on
which I shall insist is, the necessity
of upholding this cause as a moral
duty, rather than simply favoring it
as a poriularmovement, or a matter
of expediency. Intemperance in its
_phases the manufacture,
vending and drinking of ardent spir
its, may be regarded as an injurious
or dangerous clement in the body
politic—a social eviler a high' moral
clinic. It is under Ahis„last aspect,
that of a moral crime, that I desire to
present, it.
It is an -encouraging feature in the
,cause 44 - temperance that to a great
extent it has reached this stage in
its onward movement. Every great
moral reform usually passes through
Several stages before it is finally ef
fected. -Ist. There begin to arise se
rious,doubts as to the expediency of
the matter in question. 2d. Then
the /an/illness of it is examined. 3d.
Then it 'becomes to be' regarded as a
moral-evil, and it is abolished.
There existed in this country - an
institution—humau slavery which
passed through 'these phases in the
public mind, and disappeared. Not
a great twiny years ago, it was es
teemed but little short of treason for
a minister of the Gospel, or a public
speaker, to affirm that slavery was
not thoroughly Scriptural a great
national blessing ; and the grand dis
tiuguishino•'' feature of a great Re
public ; in fact, the grand bulwark of
our liberties ; so our. Fourth of July
speakers and spread eagle orators
generally assured us. To deny any
of these propositions, was at, the
least exceedingly " unconstitutional."
The Christian pulpit, and to a con
siderable ext.:lit, both the press-and
our public speakers, were completely
_muzzled ou this subject There was
the wretched institution tiourishiug,
if such a thing could be said to flour
ish, in a land-of boasted freedom. It
seem( d in strange . eontrast with the
assertion found - in our Declaration ofl
Independence, that • "All men are
born free and equal." But there was
an attempt made to meet this glaring
inconsistency by a process of reason
ing, the force of whikli was never
quite apparent, that the color of a
man's skiu must decide his claims to
After a while, however, , serious
doubts as the expediency of slavery,
came to be freely entertained. Many
who held their fellow-beings in servi
tude, were convinced that they were
a property of questionable value; but
they were perpfeeed as to hoiv to get
rid of them. Then, certain effects,
always attending and growing out of
slavery, caused At() be regarded as a
gross' social - evil. Finally, Wide
eprt ad prri9dic excitement, with cries
of an impendingidissolution of the
Union; and at length a desperate at
temptat that end, with the country
convulsed to its centre and drenched
with blood, branded it as a high
crime against God, fOr which we were
justly punished ; and without dis
tinction of party, the manhood of the
nation arose in its might, and the
curse quickly - disappeared.
Now, without claiming any special
discernment, I apprehend that the
history of Intemperance inAhis coat'-
` by will be much the same ultimately
as -that,. of slavery. At no distant
period in'the .past, it was regarded
as hardly becoming in a minister ol
the Gospel to speak on the subject
of temperance iu the pulpit. -If hE
did so, he was often accused of - de.
parting from his legitimate-"sphere ol
instruction, and lowering the digni.
ty of his.calling. Noir, if a - ministei
of the Gospel is. known to be oppcis,
ed to temperance, andi declines tc
speak in favor of ,it on proper occa
sions, be is regarded as derelict it
his duty, and his influence declines
Once, a man 'was not - considered r
gentleman,, if be did
,not keep: a ful
supply . aliquot. on his side-boarc
.to entertain his friends
Noir if a may keeps liquor in hi,
house for general use, it is donbtfu
whether be can be regarded as a gen
tleman at all: he is rather looked up
on as one whose influence is of a verb
questionable charicter, and whose
company is to be avoided. All th'i
indicates a great advance in the hill
of reformation. Ist. -The indiscrinti
nate use of liquor began to be 'mike(
on as of doubtful' utility, and tha
more care must be - exercised in mini
BIGANDLEIB Of roormarmas AZ! fattmem
it. _ 2d. enthefree use of intoxi
cating drinks, came to be esteemed a
great social evil, and productive of
the most disastrous results; and•
cieties advocating strict teetotal prin
ciples were formed. 3d. Ind' now
at last there is a wide-spread and
growing conviction in the minds of
intelligent and right-thinking people,
that the manufacture and sale of . in
toxicating drinks is a high crime
against God and man, and must be
It is from thisi view of the subject,
then, that I purpose addressing yott
this . evening. •That the free manu
facture of that which has caused
such appalling results so much
woe, wretchedness, tfiisery and suf
fering, in all their terrific forms, is a
hideous evil, requires no demonstra
tion, Could those who have gone
idcein to the'grave through this vice,
be raj i sed;and caused to pass before
us, they would form an exceeding
great army. Could we be made to
hear and discern the cries of anguish
and despair—the heart-rending sobs
and silent grief-and wretchedness of
those who hey° experienced the ef
fects of strong drink, as indulged by
husbands, fathers and brothers,the
blighted hopes, the crushing disap
pointment—the haggard wives, "the
orphaned, outeast, hungry; starving.
naked children,—all the effects of
rum; we would be- deafened by the
piercing wails, and quail 'at the sight
of the stupendous misery:! And .we
would boldly maintain before high
heaven, that no man, nor set of men,
had any moral right to legalize such
an infernal) treftic ; and that they.
who wilfully for political purposes,
or for the sake of _gain, defend and
maintain it, deserve the deepest de
gradation alien. And we would re
member with satisfaction that there
is a judgment-seat whereon, sits a
Judge of infinite holiness and inflexi
ble justice.
This a matter, too, which comes
closely to ourselves. How few of us,
either in our families or in the circle
of ontsfriends, have not felt the ef
fects.of strong drink ! Not one here
present, I venture to say, cannot re•
call some one, once connected with
him in relationship or friendship,
who now fills an inebriate's' grave,
and who but for this vice, might
have lived a happy, useful life,' and
come to a good man's death. The
very first person I was called on to
bury, as a minister of the Gospel,
was a young* physician who had
everything in his favor=e finished
'education, excellent abilities, good
social position a loving wife, and an
increasing practice. But he drank."
And he lay before me a mere wreck
of bright hopes, and fond expecta
tions, and promise of extended use
fulness; 'envier., nothing behind brit
a blackened memory and a bereaved
wife. J knew a lawyer, who was one
of the brightestsornarnents of one 'of
the most brilliant, bars'in this State.
His gifts. his learning and brilliancy
caused his company to be mnch
sought, and were giving hitn a wide
spread reputation. But he begareto
love drink, and he sunk lower and
lower, till be sank to the dregs of so
ciety. One evening he sent for me
•n great haste in extreme illness.
After - a long ride, I found him lying
on the floor of a low country bar - -
Town iu a dying condition. Soon he
died, and was hurried 'off to a drunk
ard's grave—a solemn warning of
the appalling effects of strong drink.
These are not singular instances.
Similar cases . are ever occurring, and
have perhaps come within the obser
vation of some present. We have
not to look far; even in this 'commu
nity, to witness the results of liquor.
to perceive how young and old 'are
rendered worthless and wretched by
its use.' It has; ard. is constantly
nSsting down many strong men.
wounded and•avretched, helpless vic
tims of this giant evil. But for' this
one failing, they might' he useful,
virtuous members of society, who
I could much las advance the best in
terests of their fellows, and be a
blsssing to theinselves and others.
This one habit; however, destroys all,
and they pass on through a. short,
disgraceful career, a curse to them
selves and a moral nuisance to the
community; While in reference to the
world to come it is declared on Di
vino authority, "No drunkard shall
inherit. the kingdom of God."
"What of all this?' says one.
"What is the relevancy of these
statements to myself? They are true
enough in themselves; but, what have
I to do with my neighbor's affairs?
Am I my brother's keeper ?' " This
brings us to the truth which It; wish
to press on you,—our revonsibility
in-reference to our - neighbor's welfare.
The insolent,iinswer of the first mur
derer to his Maker, when 'questioned
as to the whereabouts of his brother;
Abel, evinces, aside from its absolute
untruthfulness, the essence of selfish
peas, an utter recklessness in regard
to the well-being of a fellow-creature.
He did know what had become of
his brother, since he had been guilty
of his death. • And, if he did- not
know his brother's fate s it was his
bounden duty to ascertain it, if pos
Without further examining, this
• held, insulting language of Cain,
when called to an account by the
Almighty, we shall use it as express
, iug in its hideous and undis
guised form, the spirit of .selfishness,
as frequently displayed by men; to
wards his fellossenau— s a spirit-which
t is intimately connected,, withthe tol
eration of the crime of intemperance.
Now, God has /rya measure, at least,
constituted as the keeper of our
brother. " None of us," says the
- Apostle; . " livetkunto hiluself.' That
is, we baste no Moral right to pass
through life, masking our own on
i pleasure or advantage the supreme
1 end of existence.. We all exerj, an
influence on our fellow-being s, as v.-e.
. mingle with Ahem in the. business
a W and recreations of life, and iu turn
I _ are influenced by them. Now,
- hive no moral right to be reckless in
-' regard to the character-of that Mu
,. ence which we exert op others. Our
neighbor's haetpinesi bcith in . this
world and the next dependi o.n his
e moral character, and that character
we aid in shaping. If you saw your
, neighbor's house on fire at midnight,
t your first impulse would' be to awa
: 1 ken him and warn him of his dazigar;
and if you neglect to do it,
you will be jostly regarded m want
ing in the first principles of humani
ty, and, forfeit . the respect of your
feltow-men. Or, if you saw one com
mitting a depredation on your neigh
bor's property,- you Certainly would
feel impelled promptly to inform and
assist him in bringing the wrong
doer to_jusfice, and not permit him
to suffer lose. Or, if you saw one
'traveling a road beset with snares
and pitfalls, your first impulse, if -ac
triated by upright, kindly principles,
would be to warn ; him 'of the peril to.
which he was hastening, • and not al
loir him, to fall into mischief, and,
perhaps, destrnction. And, so, if
you knew ono to be pursuing a line
of conduct, or addicted to a habit
which you knew to be destructive of
life and happiness, you ought, and
probably would feel inclined to ad
monish him of his folly, and urge
him to change; his course. And,- if
ynn shoold suffer him ti go on' un
warned you will hardly be esteemed
innocent in the matter,.when a time
ly 'admonition might have caused
him to abandon his - perilous course.
Yet, we are frequently told by
men, that they are in no wise regponsi
hle fur their m4ghbor's intemperance.
Th_at they never, drink; or, if they. do,
they have sufficient firmripes or self
r,itraint to keep within dip:: bounds ;
that the_ir fellow-men ought not to
regard their example, and that they
are not required to concern them
selves in reference to the habits of
others. They themselves .claiin thp
right to use liquor, or let it alone, ah
they lie() fit, and they readily concede
the,same privilege to others. Now,
here we have manifested the spirit'
of the text, "Am' I my brother's
keeper?"-a'spirit of supreme , self
ishness, a recklessness in regferd to
the temporal and eternal well being
of °Ultra. Theisimple reply to this
hideous, contemptible selfishness, is
that we are our brother's keeper,-
that we have no right to , follow any
practice which may prove a stum
bling block . :o a felloy-being and
jeopardize his present and future : in
terests; and that for the influence
which we' exert on oth3rs, God will
bold us accountable; so that we can
not innocently disregard the welfare
of our neighbor by setting him au
evil example; and that so far aslin
us lies, we are bound to remove ev'e
ry sriar into which`he is in danger
of being entrapped. Let us now
conic nelirer to the special object
which we have in view. In abolish
ing an evil, to do it effectually, "we
mast hare regard to its so.urco. In
time past it was custounti.y, -when
advOcAing temperance principles,
to indulge in abusive language with
out stint, towards the matinfacturers
and sellers of strong drink; and he
was esteemed the most eloquent and
effective speaker on- the subject, who'
commanded the greatest amount of
%ituperative epithets, and make tan
freest use of billingsgate. But this
was to attack the effect instold ofLthe
s-ause, and to attempt to damn up the
stream, rather than to dry up the
fountain which supplied it. The re
sult was that no perceptible progress
was made toward (reform, and the
fearful evil ,stalked abroad in the
hind without let oy hindrance. So
long its a law *permits or connives at
an evil, so icing will men be found to.
take advantage of the fact and en
gage in wrong-doing for the .sake of
Now, while hold that the mann
facture and sale of liquor for drink
ing purposes, to be a high, crime
without regard to the law on the
sal**, whether it permits or pro
btbits; yet so long as the law toler
ates and protectsit,•men will readily
engage in it And we may tell them
of the evil of the business—of the
vast wretchedness they are entailing
on individuals and households; still,
while they are within the counlenaniw
of tht law; they will .continue the un-
holy traffic, and - scatter the brands
and death. If a law were.passed al
lowing the indiF,critninate sale of
de.elly poisons to all who chose 'to
buy them, and the bueiness proved
profitable, men debased and aban
doned enough would be found to en
gage in it. The simple fact that
numbers, of men, Women and chil
dren were constantly hurried to un
timely graves, would be, of no'avail
in deterring them from pursuing the
dreadful calling. Tho law authoriz
ed and protected them in it, and that
would -be sufficient. Our nrotests
would be of no avail, and they would
continue the traffic in spite of us, un
less the manhood within . us should
arouse and, lawfully or unlawfully,
summarily stop it. The proper and
legitimate method, however, of sup
priasing such a' business will be by ai
radical change in the law, so that
the busin,esa would be made illegal;
and `those engaging in it be treated
as criminals.
Just., here, then, we make our
stand /la the present agitation, -and
attempt: at temperance reformation.
the laW in regard to the matter is
radically wrong, and I have no hesi
tation in sayitig, in the light of Di
vine justice, the best interests of men,
and of facts, all of which we are
bound to consider, it is infamous. If
then, we aim at suppressing Oils
'monstrous wrong, we must change
the law which permits and defends
it, and rigidly maintain it' as thus
changed, and the evil will quickly
Now, the law-making, power in this
laud resides pilimarily iu the people.
These who are elected to legislate,
are elected to give expression to the
wishes of tbo.-;:• whu:u they are cho
sen to represent. • They have no pro
per fight to act regardless of the will
of their constituents. If they act
contrary to that will, the)
~eug'ut_ to j
be, anti usually are, held accountable I
to those who elected them. And Mt':
is right. If, then, a htw is obnoxious
and is formed to ‘cork evil to cum
inanity or a people at large, it is
within the power of . than people to
repeal it ; and, if they still allow it to
remain on the statute book, they are
responsible for it. ,That the licen , :e
laws, generally, of ' the land, ate
wrong, is becoming apparent, and to
a considerable extent freely admitted.
That the liquor traffic ought to be
modified or wholly abolished, is also
extensively maintained. . The. point
i to be settled is the best, practicable
method to reach the desired end.: c
This brings us directly to the great, e
practical point in the preseot discus- a
'ion. . .
-There is a fair promise of our be-
ing called'on at no 'd ;taut : day, to
vote for or against a clause in our 1
revised' constitution which will have. f.
for its end the permanent prehibitiOn. i •
of the manufacture 'and sale Of liquor r
for drinking purposes in this State.
I have attempted to show that .we I
have to a certain' extent been ati- t:
pointed our., brother's
.keePer, • and ,
that we are accordingly to linterest I
ourselves in his welfare. We have
no. right tobe selfish and •inifferent,
to the comfort and happiness of those I
about us. lii'deciding how we shall •:,,
act in reference to this matter, then
we have respect to the well:I eing of I
our neighbor. If this .meas re' pro
poses to abolish a traffic,Nyllich'is. i
productive of untold .. Misery, -both d
temporal and eternal t. if it proposes t
to take temptations lout or the *way t
Of your sou, and inyaSon ; if it pro- I
poses to,lessen thellanger Ott yoUr
daughter and my clanghter ill be-, J
come the . heart-broken. snfferieg
wives of 'drunken htisbanthi ; if it a
proposes tolrestore 'health - and happi- •
nese where there is now disei'ae and i
wreteliedee ie.—we :eirinot lie itly op-
pose it, we eitfil!,)t reftlz,e 1:A a rtily
' rtily t') i
support it: • • I
Let us look briefly at sound of• the. t
objeCtions or 'difficulties:which may .
be urged against a cordial support of- a
this- measure. Ist: It is cbjected
. e
that we cannot carry a prohibitory
clause in this State. I reply, that
this spirit and principle never cirri- t
ed any measure. The faint-hearted t
and irresolute seldom succeed in any a
enterprise. The firm,
.the resolute .
and the brave are those . who ant:teed,
But, if it were evident that. 0 4 e pro- ~.
,posed measure could not he !carried
in thiS Stete, on the princioea that -I
we aro oar brother's keeper, our duty - '
would be rone the less plena It
wotall still be' inciambea °lli us to
protest against an unrighteouls traffic :t
bY voting for a measure which aims
at its suppression. And having done.
that, whatever might be the fate of 4
the al:failure, 'We would .be . 4aocent s
Of the guilt of countenancing* the c
traf3i6 in strong 'drink. This same i
difficulty was urged against the sup=
Port of the local option law on which f
we have lately .voteda It could not r
posSibly' be tarried; sonic of our wise- -
men assured us; they knew the mind j
of every man in the•-county dud S ) C .
strong was . the feeling
.againiet the - a
law that it would ,not receive a re-
spaeable minority. let the vote has . •
been coat, and the law' triuLphantly ~
carried; receiving a majority (which .1
has eriiphatically attested the raislies t
of the people in this county rdspect- t
ing the traffic in liquor. 'TJ U dging I
from which local option N
has already received, there is, ;: l r.p. 1
_a • very , encouragiaig! Pros- t
pect Of carrying a' prohibitory 'chime i
inethis State. And to realize these,
anticipations, should, the clause be a
submitted to the peoplealt is iniporta
' ant that each citizen Shciulti see and
recognize his duty in the matt r, and
resolutely discharge it. , The more !
decided the majority iu favor of any
temperance measura, the mere likely
it is to be 'petite:went, and its provi- '
sions faithfullY,carried out. 1 _ - I
The proposed prohibitory-
in the new constitution, ineetis and .
obviates some objections which were .
urged against local option, viz : that
the law was defeated in
,sothe of its
features, and, thatb, State law !would
: have been fol• better and metre effect
ive, than one which simply applied
to counties. The'se objections. were, •
I admit, to some extent valid, and
_they by no means, exo:a_al us
trorn the duty of supporting. 4. I ,
I h6ld, personally, radical views or
this subject of temperance legislation ;
and would .hesitate to• at-tern : lA to
urge them on others, were it not for
the encouragement afforded 43- this
very proposition of a prohibitory
clause in the new constitutOnl Ido
not believe that men ought. to bee
permitted to manufacture , alcohol, .
except for perfectly
.legitimate pur
poses, and that 'under strong restric
tions. Ido not think Alma alcohol
ought to be sold.-except - under the
closest scrutiny, and that for plat`
poses acknowledged- to'be lawful: I
do !not believe that in one case out of
five hundred is. liquor necessary or
beneficial as a medicine ; and I . 'here
speak in a great measure from obser
vation and eiperienee. * I do not
think that physicians Might' to •liive
a right recklesslY to prescribe it e any
more than they have the right 63 ad,
Minister recklessly deadly poiaens.
In the modern - practice -of me'liciuo
liquor is becoming to a great extent
I abandoned as useless or wol se. I
am always suspicious when' I see a
physician ready to order liquor for a
patient; it either initnifestsat great
want of sound moral principle, or a
' love of strong drink on 'The: part of
the physiciau. - I knew years ago .e, - 1
practicioner, who though young, had 1
Wade for himself a wide spread-repu
tation in one of our largeat cities.
Ilowas a member of the faculty ief .
, the Oldest and most reputable of 6iii•
. medical, oniversities,-and .WillA rapiti'y
f advancing to the • fore-froelt of ie .
profeesion in a city which ils I put: ; :
. been- famona for the learking
. . skill of -its physicians. Bat. he had
s one great failing. He was reckless
• in the use, of strong drina in I:hie
practice. To such an , extent did .lie
„ carry it, thatit was remarkiid oflile.
. it, toy presence, not !navy years : . i . ei
that he had inadeAnore detenkards te
yuun#uLen than any other new its
_ that city-:. I will only add that t•La'
.- -physician now fine': a lrunkard'S
j graves. I behave that phystein
t ought to be held striet:y for the te
.) i of liquor as. a nieJlicine, ..s a - ru , ,t
0 1 datig,r,,,is ar'i , •le; at . t.l Ooti of gu t .-
• •tiouable vain - - ~-: - a ',.!itrat.;‘e ages i.
s ! A I d t.„ 0 : , ; moposition 1 apprehel d
. I .any eminent and all' reliable plait
e ! 1 aionere will readily.ase.ent.
.. .
~ , But though the local option law .i,.:
not what. it might have been, nor nil.
3ny weans that we conld
its.: doption iu this county by a large
nriforitv is still: a long step in the
right direction. Let the locbl op
tion law, now that it has been adopt
ed, be rigidly inforced,.and the goo.l
effects gt prohibition, even in this
limited degree, will soon - becdme so
apparent that the principle woulditi
_ t
per.Aiirturn. n Adviince.
crease in favor, and become firuily .
established, and 'pave the way for th . e
adoption of stringent and efficient
means for the supyiresSion of intern- .
poranee. Only an enlightened, in
telligent and conscientious convic
tion of the evils of tho general manu
facture and sale:of liquor, will abol
ish the traffic: ind this we mhst
reach by / dertrecs. Let.tbat Point be
attained, W:d strong dank will quick
ly disappear, as did slavery., as a not to bo ondtired - by an intelli
gent, free. peoPle:. Lot us, then,
heartily iltipport this propos' d pro
hibitory clause, as
,at' most effictive
means for the sup "
of the .
monster Vice of intemperance, and a
Measure which in this particular will
make ours the model State of the
Union. - • '•
This proposed prphibitdry 'clause
in the constituhon, is free, from a
difficulty, which was urged against
the law whichwe lately adopted, viz:
that if carried, and. an attempt , trade
fu euforc:: it, on an appeal, it would
be -declared " hneonstitationaL"
tl;e F/tprilne Court - of tht- State.
prAr'sume, thal in'consequi,nce of the
abuse and unrighteous r3ml silly use;
wlich iu years gone by', has been
made of it, the most of eon-
teinpte involuntarily '-arisir44 within
tut at tht3.lnere I:lention of word,
" unconstitutional."'' ,treply
fo thi t objection, a hat as the Su ilreme
Court of this S:ale ie at present con
stituted, it }nay -be questio;:ed wheth- .
er the law would ho declared
Years ago, there was roota Uu• tear
on this score, and adverff:
to temperance were rendered
those Who were unwilling to lu re
strictions pla4d, on their favorite
beverage, or whose opinion:: could
be purchased for_ a reasonable con
sideration. But a change fur the
better has taken place, and legal rub
luish which was once found salting in
high places, has disappeared; so that
now there 'is the ; promise 'of the
maiutenance.,.of 4 law . who- - ie• only
tendency is to prynlote sobriety tied
virtue among the Pebple,
But,' if a difficulty is, to be ehcoun
lered in thisAuarter, 'their j,. would
say, and I say i calmly - and sin
cerely, if the province o: Supreme
Courts is to. be the- thwarting-of .the
will and measures! of "an. intelligent,
free people ; if they - will ditberately
rally to" the support: of • vity?,
- alit}, and wietehedn'ess, ma the jily•
plea ; that to suppre . ss thew ir; un
constitutional," then - Jet their be
swept from the land "as a "Supf:lne
Ninsance," whose presence and in
fluence are not - to be
,endured. I
know, that this is a radical senti,
invt, and yet I ate, itieliued to think
that! there is a growing couvicti , in
that a few fossiliz t ed men, who be
long almost to a pre-,Adamite
who ("1- - not live in a real world, and
whOse minds are befogged with mils
ty.And inapracticAble notions of
is /egg, and illegal, or
. who can be
bought with a given sum of Jnoneyl .
'to render. any division that may be
. desired, are, hardly the men to say-
Whether our , children shall be ex
-posed to the danger, of becomin ,,
drunkards themselves, or j endure its
appalling . effects_; as the' wives of
Wretched sots. The will of a well
informed, virtuous people, is the-on
-true Supreme Court . in this laud,
and those who attempt to thwart or
set aside that will, must be held
strictly Accountable, ngd consigned
to the_coutempt and . obLvien which
they deserve. You and I have the
right to say whether rum. Ault or,
phall not be sold in our midst, and
our will in this matter »rust be and
be ultiMately respected and pre-
I . via.
When.the liquor interest is driven
to entrench itself behind this legal
bulwark as its last resort, then it is
time , for the people_ to rise as one
- and. make their power felt; -in
spite of the views - of a few ,antioat
ed. or, it may be, mercenary men. If
the suppression of the liquor .traffic,
and.of the destruction, of the souls
and bodies:of men and the well-be
ing society, is declared !‘ unconstitu
tional," then it will become the duty
of the people to. Alm that it is' and
shall be constitutional, and to sweep
.the advocates of, intemperance into
obscurity, wherever fonnd,
. I might, urge on you the hearty
support of, coustitutiOnal prolnl?ition
from other considerations. \ lt. is a
great ,bother and hindrance to the
pr.qiess of the pure Gospel of Christ.
No one vice presents such -formida
ble barriers 'to the prevalence of true
religion in this land to-day as intent •
Perauce - in its various forms. Re
move it ant:qf the way; and a much
illiore rapid advanee would be made
in the progress -of piety and the
,highest well-being of this people.
Again, intemperance is,a most
-pensive vice. - When figures are
placed before us; setting forth 'the
eqdrise caused .by this crime to the_
bOdy politic, ,AVO are'
.startled at the
long array, and are .disposed 'strong
ly to quesi ion their accuracy. Yet
the ball. naked fact, attested
by ion; experience, and indubitable
vdence. The drain on the . public
Isury caused by the ruantifactuire,
~J;!' and drinking of liquor,. is al
:no-t incredible. And yet the people it. : 0 are moved to its sup
pr , ssiou only by the most powerful
ex-Alions, and then Only by slow
steps.• Most earnestly would surge
the eousideration of
,th;s. matter on
yl,ll all. As good citizens, 'as father's
and husbands, and as progressing
Christiat, it is important- that we
lend all our influence to the siippreS
i z , ion of this monster vice, intetuper-
I :wee, who is running riot' through
he land ; that we ourselves do not
and never expect to . do 'so, is
tre to the poink .- We have those
' - co, , neced with us , who are exposed
to the'dauger and ruin of i&emper
, t . nce, while some of our . neighbors
' e already - entrapped in the mon
:.-rs meshes. We have been con- .
4ituted our brother's keeper, and
respOsible to God, so any
: - .itluence we may exert in his favor,
..tu reach ; the liquor traffic in all Ai
- a Teets is a . hideous,.evil. Temper
:(:••e is a rightens cause and must
.itimately prevail. Let us do all in
~ .nr power to cause it to prevail now
- in our midst. May - we all be ena
bled to perceive our own duty in this
ratter, and resolutely, in the, fear of
God, :discharge it., •
NfT M BER 38.
There was mach more- than a
mere witticism in the - reel:irk of the
briehelor who had - paid • attention to
a maiden lady for twenty years, yis- .
iting her regularly every night, when
rallied for not marrying s . If I
were married I should have nobody
to, court, and n 0. .„ place to go at
night." He bad deeply felt the con
trait between his own • delieste and
etherial - enjoyments, and the. hard,,•
discontented, fretted life,' of too
many married people, and: hia "'way,
was irony. Ho saw there was some"
thing in courtship which to often
exhales and expires after inttrriage;,
leaving a told, dull, monotonous bur- ,
den,'where all was beauty and buoy-.
ancy before.. Let Its see What that
In courtship nothing islaken . for -
'granted. Beth I'oll* are put -en
their good behavicir. Love:heeps it ;
self frcsh and active by_aonstant ex
pression in word and act.
strange to say, , courtship _ usually'
ends with marriage. Very soon both
partiei yield to the sense of posses-,
sion, and the feeling of security robs
gallantry of motive, and-extracts the
poetry' from the mind. Th e heauti
ful attentions which were so- pleasing
beton: marriage are toe often forgot %.
ten - afterwards ; , the gifts cease to -
come ; or come only with the - asking ;
the musk; dies out the voice every ,
thing is taken for granteil, 'and - .the
love, -like the silver jet of fountain;
leaped to heaven; deemed its inkural
outlet. ; teases to flow_, altogether._
Then come dull, heavy,- hard days,-
with two uahappinesses tied togeth
er and wishing themselves apart, and
not always content With Merely wish- . :
inn: This is unnatural
_and wrong.
What married life I:Vants to give
it new tone and sweetness is more•of
the manner- as well us-Abe7344U Of
-courting time. Very , inuch: of, the
- pleasures of courtship comes from:.
tll, constant attention-of the parties
t*-.. each other. _Their affection "voices
itself in* all possible ways. Every
sentence is edged with compliments
:rod spoken in tender tones Every.
look Is a - confession. Every. act is a .
nusv word in the .exhaustible voca
bulary of hiss and
aniparenthetidclatisce and gestures
in the; dialect-of love, and gifts- and
sacrifice's are the more: emphatic ; ex
pn:ssious 'of ;the' spirit no language,
can fully articulate and no devotion
d:Clare. Audit is a! fact that affec
tion' confesses itself continually in
look and -word and: act, making the
vole musical and -the - fingers poetic
in their fonch'and doing, that „beautiful,' the .onlv
Eden' niany`a: woman :lhas on earth.
I:•)re. must have expression ;'or it_
will- die: :ft ca'n be kept foreVer
and Ixleiscd as at the first, by
constant utterance in word
and act: The more it is allowed to flow'
oat in delicate attentions and noble
s-Tvice, tL .stronger and . more
inf. , : and rno. itessed it -mill be.
hut bf. - comes ine only hen
love. drops, its heavenly manna in it
fie3ll (.very day , , and. the tine iner
riage Viri . AV is .made. not one for all at
tue arttr, but by .Poring words and.
t,crvice and delic4tf Olen- -
tious to the fd.
, - oftki iI is question• is asked
accustomed to ttiei'us© of in-
ioxic‘tzing,d.rink. Suppoke we put
he qni , Stio'n in a practical - Nra.!? Will ,
you take ten cents -;vorth.of poison.?
Will Yhit take a pain, in the head ?•
WillyOu take a rrOi. of blood to the -
heart ? . you take . a. - stab at the
lungs ? Will' you take a blister on
the mucous 'membrane ,Will yoti
take nauseating !_sickness - of the
stoinach ? 'Will you take redness of
eyes or blaCkeyes.? . Will yott take
a tint of ii:ed for your nose? 'Will
you take a rum bud' for your face ?-.
Will you take en offengive breath ? -
Will you_ take - a touch of' 'delirium
tremens ?• Suppose we ;ehange . the
question a little. you: take'
something' to drink when you, are
not dry ? Will yon take "something
to drink which will not quench thirst
when you are dry ? yott' take
something to bring which Avgil make
you more thirSty than you wdrebe
fore „yoU 'drank it ? There Would be
some sense. in'asking a man out at
the e'lbows to take a coat, or in,ask
ing sharehead . ed man 'to take a hati
or in asking a shoeless wan to 'take a
pair of boots, or in asking a hungry
man io, take something to eat • but .
it is , a place of- insane absurdity to -
ask. ii man to take something to drink
—that which will. not quench thirst.
Why should be , -take soMething? •
Will it make him 4 stronger, wiser,bet- ,
ter ? No ; a thousand times.ho It
will make hint weaker ; it will-make
himidiotic and base. What does:he
Like if he acceptslthe invitation ? He
tikes 'an enemy into' hiS mouth
whiChl.steals., away brains. - He
takes a poiseu into his stomachwhich _
disturbs digestion. .Could he - wake
a , telescope of the glass which he
puts to his mouth and. look' into theT
future, - 'what could .he See.? He '
would see in the distance not far off,
s. Man dlotlied in rags and covered
with the blotches of drunkenness.
He would see a man. deserted by his
friends, and distrusted :all his
'kindred,: He would see a wife with -
a. sad face and a broken heart, and
__children growing- up in ignorance
and vice,- He _would see the poor
house, the penitentiary, the gallows,
and the graveyard within easy ap
proach. Take the pledge and keep
it.--i Nat: Temp. Advocate; • - -
I.A. BAZAAR, of ,all nations." is the
next enterprise on ,a large settle— a
scale _not (rite so large as its Colise
um and its great fire,however—which.
Boston is preparing ,for the edifica
ti..n of the world. 4, The idea of this
projected , entertainment is an enter
prising one. Fronts of houses rep
resenting the piCturesque domiciles_
of various countries—German, Ital;
ian, Swiss, Venetian, Syrian, m,edi
t-eyal English, TuAish, and otheisl—
wiil be solidly drected in the "bazaar,"
and street scenes of the various cities
'will be-. fathfully repreSenird, with
the accompaniment , of costumes,'
street cries, &d. - A vtist number of
original . wares l from those 'countries
also be .exhibited;. and will be
soldcheaply..,. Natives of the differ
ent cotuitries enumerated will, when
it_can be done, take part in the street:
scenes, dressed in their national cos
.tames. A mosibetween forty - and
fifty feet high, ' ith a muezzin
Mohammedan priest - calling the peo
ple to is done in the East,
will 'figure 'among the attractions.
The " bazaar " will be connected by
the Young Men's Christian Associa- .
tion, and will 'continence in Music
Hall twenty-four' days from the 28th
of April nett.'
TITS deer ticker!. in New Hampshire
are all affec. cd with the epizootic. -
_ -
BUSINESS is almost suspen ded in
daft Lake on account of the epizootic.