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ESTABLISHED IS 1846.
PcausniD Etcrt Wkdkesdat Monstxo.
Bridge Street, opposite the Odd Fellowi' Halt,
Tdc Josiata Skhtixel is published every
Wednesday morning at $1,00 a year, in ad
vance ; or $2,00 in all cases if not paid
promptly in adrance. No subscriptions dis
continued until all arrearages are paid, unless
at the option of the publisher.
JOUIS E. ATKINSON,
Attorney at Jo-w,
JgyColUeting and Conveyancing promptly
Office on Bridge street, opposite the Court
ATTORNEY AT LA IF,
Office on Bridge street, in the room formerly
occupied by Lira V. rarf er, fcsq.
T F. O. LOXO, residing in Spruce Hill
township, offers hit services to the cut-
sens of Juniata county as Auctioneer and
endue Crier. Charges moderate. Satis
faction warranted. jan29-3m
g B. LOCUKS,
Offers his services to the cititeus of Juni
ata county a Auctioneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from two to ten dollars. Satisfac.
tion warranted. nov3, '09
Q YES ! 6 YES !
E. H. SNYDER, PerryiTiUe, Pa-,
Tenders hi services to the citizens of Juni
ata and a Jjuining counties, as Auctioneer.
luarg moderate. For satisfaction give tne
JJutckmam a chance. P. O. address. Port
Uoyal, Juniata Co., Pa.
Feb 7, '72-ly
DR. T. C. IIUNDIO,
PATTERSON, PENN A,
August 18, 1863-tf.
TIIUMAS A. ELDER, M. 1).,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office heurs S A. M. to 2 P. M. Office in
lielfotd's building, two doursaheve the&n
tinrl office. Bridge street. aug 18-tf
Homeopathic Piiysician ani Surgeon,
Having located in the borough of Thompson
towa, offers his profusions! services to the
citizens of I Wat place and vicinitr.
Orrics In the room recently occupied by
lr. Sorg. f June !-. '72-tf
d7s7 saai, E3.7
HOJJ.l'OfATmC PHYSICIAN & SUKGEO.N
Having permanently located in the bcrough
of MitUiutown, offers his profctsional services
to the citizens of this place and surrounding
Office on Main street, over Beidler's Drug
Store. aug 18 lB9-tf
Dr. R. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
suited as follows: At bis office in Liverpool
Pa., every SATURDAY and MOXIMY ap
pointments can be made for other days.
f-ay-Call on or address
1)11. R. A. SIMPPOS,
dee 7 Liverpool, Perry Co.. I'a.
DVIK WATTS most respect Tully announ
ces to the publis that he is prepared to
SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY
at reduced prices. Hereafter give him a call
at bis OLD STAND, MAIN St., MIFFLIN.
Sew Drug mm
DR. J. J. APPLEBAL'GII has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in tlie
a'jove-aamed place, and keeps a geueral as
DRUGS ASD MKDlCiyKS,
Also all other articles usually iept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (first-class). Notions, etc., etc.
JesjyThe Doctor gives advice free
JEST CIGARS IN TOWN
Two for 6 cents. Also, the Fre'hest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, tho Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in short, any
thing you stay wish in the
EATING OR DRISKINQ LINK,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
a that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in tho interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
Bally to the Place jwiiere you can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
TIIE undersigned takes this method of in
forming the public that he has just re
ceived at his residence on Third Street, Mif
flintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in tho county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing to save money, are
invited to call and examine his stock and
hear his prices before going elsewhere.
iLarge supply constantly on hand.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oak
Bark, Railroad Ties, all kinds of Grain and
Seeds bonght at the highest market prices in
cash or exchanged for merchandise, coal,
lumber, &e., to suit customers. I am pre
pared to furnish to builders tills of lumber
just as wanted and on short notice, of either
oak or yellow pine lumber.
Janl Port Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.
A Large assortment of Queensware, China
ware. Glassware, Crockery ware, Cedar
ware, 4c, for sale cheap bv
TILTEN & ESPBNSCHADE'S.
PLAIN and Fancy Job Printing neatly exe
cuted at this Office.
B. F. SCIIWEIER,
VOLUME XXVII, NO. 11.
CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING,
Invites attention to his Large Stock of
HARDWARE, IB01 AID I AILS,
Which are now ready for inspection, consisting of the most de
sirable Goods ever brought to Juniata county.
OILS, PAINTS, GLASS,
STOVES AT GREATLY REDUCED RATES,
to make room for other goods.
"VSTiStll Paper evt Cost
Agent for Fousc's IXL Horse and Cattle Powders.
A Splendid issortat of GOODS from wM to Selsct Cliista Presents.
The undersigned would respectfully inform the citizens of
M I ITLIXTOWX and vicinity
JKLFORI) STOKE-KOOM, on
'OWX, with an entire !New fetock of Goods, consisting of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HATS AXD CAFS,
A. FULL. lXIVIS OF "
Stationery, School Books, &c,
toots and Shoes, for Men & Boys, Ladies, Misses A Children,
FLOOR AXD STAIR CARPETS AXD OIL CLOTHS,
TABLE CUTLERY, LOOKING-GLASSES,
Eight-Day and Twenty-four-IIour Clocks, SALT by the SACK,
Cheese, Dried Fruits bought and sold, Gum Boots, Over Shoes,
and Sandals, Wheat and Buckwheat Flour, and Corn Meal,
Quilts, Bedspreads, Counterpanes, Blankets, etc., etc., etc.
All kinds of Produce taken in'exchange for Goods. Prompt
payers 30 days credit. Goods delivered at any place in town
Mifflintown, Ta., Dec. 18, 1872-tf
PRICES OF TEETH!
Full Upper or Lower Sets as Low as $5.00.
No teeth allowed to leave the office unless
tbe patient is satisfied.
Teeih remodeled and repaired.
Teeth filled to last for lire.
Toothache slopped in fits minutes without
extracting the tooth.
lJental work done for persons without them
leaTiiig their homes, if desired.
Electricity used in the extiaction of teeth,
rendering it almost a painless operation, (no
extra charge) at the Dental Office of G. L.
Derr, established in Mifflintown in 1860.
G. I.. DERR,
Jan 24, 1872-1; Practical Dentist.
S""vriTPR3 liia nrnfeaaflntml services to thft
publto in general, in both branches of
his profession operative and mecnanical.
First week of every raoulh at Richfield, Frc-
mAnt and Turta V11v
Second week Liverpool and Wild Cat Val-
Third week Millerstown and Raccoon
Fourth week at his office in M'Alistenrille.
Will viaif lifflin wlin AB.
Teeth put up on any of the bases, and as
liberal as anywnere else.
Address by letter or otherwise.
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE
rr HE undersigned offers at private sale a
J. Lot of Ground situated in the borough
of Palterton, Juniata county, having there
on erected a 4 .
New Frame Dwelling House,
and a good Hog Pen. There are Peach,
Pear, and other Fruit Trees on the Lot.
Possession given at once. For terms, &e.,
call n or address
H. C. ARBOGAST,
Dec I, '72-n Tort Royal, Pa.
IRON, STEEL, MILS, AC.
D. T. PAISTE.
that he has opened out in the
JUiNIATA VALLEY BANK
JOSEPH POMEKOY, President.
T. VAN IUVIN, Cashier.
Joseph Pomeroy, ; John J. Patterson,
Jerome N. Thompson, i George Jacobs,
Loan money, receive deposits, pay interest
on time deposits, buy and sell coin and Uni
ted States Itondt, cash coupons and checks.
Remit money to any part of the United States
and also to England, Scotland, Ireland and
Germany. Sell Revenue Stamps.
In sums of 5200 at 2 per cent, discount.
In sums of $500 at 2 per cent, discount.
In sums of $1000 at 3 per cent, discount.
New Lumber Yard.
BEYER, GUYER & CO.
Have opened a Lumber Yard in the bor
ough of Patterson, and are prepared to fur
nish all kinds of Lumber, such as
Siding, Flooring, Studding,
Paling, Shingles, Lath, Sash, &c,
in large or small quantities, to suit cus
tomers. Persons wanting Lumber by the ear
load can be supplied at reduced rates.
BEYER, GUYER & CO.
George Goshen, Agent.
Pattarson, May 15, '72-tf
A FINE assortment of Cloths, Cassimeres,
Vesting!. &c, just received and for sale
by 8. B. LOBDON.
DIIDV m i
TBI COISTITCTlOa TBI OHIO! AID TBI BSroaciKIST Of
JUNIATA COUNT!, PENN'A.,
No Drunkards There.
There is a beautiful land, we are told,
With rivers of silver and sheets of gold ;
Bright are the beings whose shining feet
Wander along each. quiet street ;
Sweet is the music that fills the air
No drunkards are there.
No garrets are there where the weary wait.
Where the room is cold and the hours are late;
No pale-faced wife, with looks of fear,
Listens for steps she dreads to hear,
The hearts are free from pain and care
No drink is sold there.
All the long day, in that beautiful land,
Tbe clear waters ripple o'er teds of sand ;
And, down on the edge of the water's brink.
Those white-robed beings wander, nor shrink
Nor fear the power of the tempter's snare,
For no wine is there.
Father ! look down from thy throne, I pray,
Hasten, oh ! hasten tbe glorious diy ;
Help us to work as a temperance band
To drive the demon away from the land ;
Teach us to say, we will dry every tear
Which drink makes flow here.
President Grant's Inaugural Address.
Fellow C'ttznu Under Providence I
have been called a second time to act as
Executive over tbig great nation. It bas
been my endeavor to maintaiu all tbe
laws, and, bo far aa lay in my power, to
act for the best interests of tbe whole
people. My beet efforts will be given in
tbe future. I trust my four years' expe
rience in the office has not been without
ben my farat term ot tue omce of
Chief Executive began, the country had
not recovered from tbe effects of a great
internal revolution, and three of the four
States of the Union bad not been restor-
d to their federal relations. It seemed
to me wise that no new question should
be raised so lung as that condition of af
fairs existed ; therefore tho past four
years, eo fur as I could control events,
hare been consumed in the efforts to res
tore harmony, public credit, commerce
and all the arts of peace and progress
It is my firm conviction that the civi
lized world is tending towards 'Republi
canism, or government by the peojile, and
that our own gn at Republic is destined
to be the guiding star to all others. Un
der our UepuMic we support an army less
than that of any European power of any
stunning and a navy less than that of
either of at lenst five of them.
There could be no extension of terri
tory on this continent which would call
for an increase of this force, but rather
might snch extension enable us to dimin
ish it. The theory of government
changes with tbe general progress. Now
that the telegraph is made available for
communicating throughout, together with
the rapid transit by steam to all parts of
the continent, are made continous fur all
purposes of government, and communica
tion between the extreme limits of tbe
country made easier than it was through
out the old thirteen States at the begin
in of our national existence.
Tbe effects of the late civil strife have
been to free tbe slave aud taniko him a
citizen ; yet he is not possessed of the
civil rights which citizenship should car
ry with it. This is wrong and should be
corrected. To this correction I am com
mitted so far as executive influence can
avail Social equality is not a subject to be
legislated on, nor shall I ask that any
thing be done to advance tbe social status
of tbe colored man, except to givs bim a
fail chance to develope what is in bim
Give him access to schools, and when he
travels, let bim feel assured that bis con
duct will regulate the treatment and fare
be will receive.
The States lately at war with the gener
al government are now happily, rehabi'.i
tated, and the executive control is not
exercised in any other State nnder tbe
In the "first year of the past ad minis
tratioh a proposition came np for the ad
mission of San Domingo as a territory of
tbe Union. It was not a question of my
seeking, bnt was a proposition from the
the people of San Domingo, and which I
I believe as I did then, that it was for
the best interests of this country, for tbe
people of San Domingo and all concern
ed, and that the proposition should be
recieved favorably. It was however, re-
jceted constitutionally, and therefore the
sal jected was never brought np again by
In futured, while I bold the piosent
office, the subject of the acquistion of
territory must have tbe support of the
people before I recommend any proposi
tion looking to each acquisition. How
ever, I do not share tbe apprehension
held by many as to tbe danger of the
government becoming weakened and des
troyed by reason of tbe acquisition of
territory. Commerce, education, rapid
transit of thought and matter by tele
graph and steam have changed all this ;
rather, I believe, onr great Maker is pre
paring the world, in his own good time,
to become one nation, speaking one lan
guage, and that armies and navies will
be bo longer required.
TBS LAWS. J
MAKCII 12, 1873.
i My efforts in the future will be direct
ed to tbe restoration of good feeling be
tween tbe different sections of our com
mon country; the restoration of cur
rency to a fixed value compared with tbe
world's standard ; gold, if possible, to
par with it ; the construction of cheap
routes of transit throughout the land,
that the products of all sections may
find a market and leave a living renomer
ation to the producer; to tho mainten
ance of friendly relations with all our
neighbors and distant nations ; to the
ectablisliment of our commerce and our
share in the carrying trade npon tbe
ocean; to the encouragement of such
manufacturing iudustries as can be econ
omically pursued in this country, that
the exports of home products and indus
tries may pay fur our imports, is the
only sure method of returning to
and permanlly maintaining a specie basis ;
to the elevation of labor, and by a hu
mane course to bring the aborigines of
the country uuder the benign influences
of education aud civilaz-ttion. Thi
either this or a war of extermination
Wars of extermination engaged in by
people pursuing commerce, and all indus
trial pursuits are expensive, ever against
the weakest people, and are demoralizing
and wicked. Our superiority of strength
and advantages of civilization should
make us lenient towards the Indian. Tbe
wrongs already iuflicted npon him should
be taken into account, and tbe balance
placed to his credit.
A moral view of the question should
be cousidered, and the question asked,
cannot tho Indian be made a useful aud
productive member of society by proper
teaching and treatment ? If the effort is
made hi good faith, we will stand better
befure the civilized nations of the earth
and our own consciences, fur having
All these things are not to be accom
plished by one iudividual, but they will
receiev my support and such recommen
dations to Congress as will, in my judg
ment, best serve to carry them iuto effect.
I beg your support and encouragement
It has been and is my earnest desire to
Reformatory rules regulating the
methods of appoint menu and promotion
were nstablished, and my efforts for such
reformation shall be continued to the
Lest of my judgement. The spirit of
tbe rules adopted will be maintained.
I acknowledge before this assemblage,
representing, as it does, e very section of
of our country, the obligation I am nn
der to my fellow iceu for the great
honor they have conferred on me by re
turning me to tbe highest office withiu
t!r:b- gifc, and the fuithcr obligation
resting on me to render the best services
withiu my power-
This I promise, looking forward with
tho greatest anxiety to tho day when I
shall bo released from the responsibilities
that at times are almost overwhelming,
and from which I have scarcely have
bad a rest since the eventful firing on
Fort Smmpter, in April ISC I, to the
present day. "
My services were then tendered and
accepted uuder the first call fur troops
growing out of that event. I did not
ask for place or position, and was en
tirely without influence, or the acquaint
ance of persons of influence, but was
resolved to perform my part in the strug
la threatening tho very existence of the
I performed conscientiously my duty,
without asking promotion or command,
and without revengeful feeling towards
any section or individual.
Notwithstanding this, thronght the
war, and from my first candidacy for
my present office in 1S68, to the closing
of the last Presidential campaign, I have
been the au bject of abuse and Blander
scarcely ever equalled in political his
tory, which to-day I feel I can afford to
disregard in view of your virdict, which
I grate fully accept as my vindication.
On the conclusion of the President's
address the members of the Senate, pre
ceded by tbe Sergeant-at-Arms, Vice
President, and Secretary returned to
to the Senate Chamber, and tbe Pres
dent, accompanied by the committee of
arrangements, was escorted to tbe Pres
What is the most desirable age of
life ? Ve put this question to a few
friends lately, and received the following
replies, but do not consider any of them
A banker thought coin-age the best
age ; a tailor, cabb-age ; a soldier, pill
age ; a toper, viut age ; a vicar, vicar
age ; a hungry man, saus-age ; an ambi
tions lady, a carri-age ; a brave roan,
courage; a dram driuker, drainage; a
joker, bad in age ; musician, bandage ;
a slave-owner, bond-age ; a laborer, cott
age ; a Scotchman, poor-age ; and two
silly fools, marri-ags.
The Christian who has put aside Christ
because he is in worldly company, is like
a man who has pot off his shoes because
he is walking among thorns.
Why are elections like tents ? Because
the canvas ends at the poles.
EDITOR AM) PROPRIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1357.
Tobacco Its Effects on the Humaj?
Constitution, Physical, Intellectual
BY JATtSCl)LLTEa LA YARD, M. l.
ITS EFFECTS OX TfB ORGANS Of SPECI AL
That tobacco injures the sense of smell
we presume no one, even of its votaries,
will have the hardihood to deny. How
can it be otherwise to the snuff-taker.
who is constantly filling his nose with
an acrid and irritating powder ? Or the
smoker, who iubails through his noeUals
a smoke-laden atmosphere Or to the
chewer, who never escapes from the odor
of tbe filthy wead ? We all know what
a disagreeable odor we perceive upon en
tering a drug store. Yet, after we have
been in for an hour or two we do not
notice it. The shop-keeper, who stays
there all the time, does njt perceive it
His sense of smell has become blunted
Druggists sometimes lose the sense of
smell altogether. We have known iu
stances of the kiud. The habitual user
of tobacco carries about him all the time
tbe odor of a drug of the worst kind,
lives in it, breathes it ; yet he dues not
perceive it. Should it, then, be a matter
of astonishment that his sense of smell
should; after a time, become so obtuse as
to render him well nigh incapable of
smelling anything 1 That the use of to
bacco impairs tbe sight and hearing, will
not, perhaps, be so readily believed
Nevertheless, there are npon record well
authenticated cases, not only of impaired
hearing, but of total deafness, produced
by the use of snuff. Do you ask bow ?
Tbe cavities of the mouth, nose ais ears
all communicate with each other, as do
these also with other cavities in the crau
ium called tinuset, by means of internal
passages, lined continuously with mucous
membrance. Any substance, therefore,
which is introduced into tbe nose can
readily find its way into any of these
other cavities tLe passages cf the inter
nal ear, for instance with which it is
continuous. The lato Rev. Dr. Cooper,
of Boston, by the coustant uso of snuff,
brought ou a disorder of the bead which
was thought to have ended his days. A
post mortem examination discio-cJ a
quantity of bard and impacted Scotch
snuff lodged between the nose aud the
brain. Now, in addition to the patho
logical efL-ct which all n ircotics have in
blunting and deadening the special sen
ses, snuff, by getting into the passages of
the iuternal ear, may ca use deafness, by
its mere mechanical effect in blocking
them up We dare to assert, without
fear of successful contradiction, that
every mau and women who uses snuff
carries about with bim or her, constantly
more or less of the detestable stuff lodg
ed in some of the cavities of the skull ;
and that a post mortm examination
would reveal tbe fact ! Do you wish to
make a snuff-box of your fron'.al tinns t
It U only of late years that the atten
tion of medical men has been directed to
tbe influence of tobacco upon vision.
That loss of eight is one of the symp
toms of acute nicotinism, has long been
known, to the faculty ; but it is only
within a recent period that the agency
of chronic nicotinism in causing blind
ness at least that species of it called
amaurosis has become a well establish
ed fact. Amaurosis is a paralysis of the
optic nerve, and was formerly one of the
most intractable maladies that physicians
were called upon to treat in most case's
incurable. But since tbe causes which
produce it have been better studied, grea
ter success has been met with. Thus,
Mackeuzie, whose work on the eye is a
standard authority, Hutchinson, and
other oculists of eminence were led to
notico that a great majority of those who
came to them to be treated for amaurosis
used tobacco in some form; many of
them to excess. Acting upon this hint,
their amaurotic patients were advised to
abandon tbe habit. In tbe case of those
who followed this advice, the disease
soon became amenable to remedies it had
hitherto resisted. In some instances sight
was restored after a time, without any
treatment whatever ; just as many othr
diseases get well of themselves, when the
causes which produced them cease to
operate. No fact in medical science is
now better established than that the use
of tobacco is one of the most efficient as
well as one of the most frequent causes
of amaurosis. In most medical text
books of a late date this is cited as ona
of the causes of this disease. And so
promment a cause is it allowed to be that
the disease itself is sometimes character
ized by medical writers by the term to
But abort of producing total blindness
that the use of tobacco, at least tobacco
gmokine. causes weak eyes and impair
ment of the sight, tbe Germans furnish
ns with the best of proof. In Germany
nearly all tbe men smoke, and an aston
ishingly large number of them wear
glasses. Dr. Alcott characterizes them
as a spectacled nation. Diseases of the
eye aud defective vision are surprisingly
common. Every town of any importance
baa its eye infirmary, with surgeons who
practice this specialty. Heidelberg, with
a population of 16,000, has one. Wies
baden, with a population of 10,000, baa
one employing four surgeons, and treat
ing 2. .100 patients annually. Yhiln the
eye clinic of the University of Vienna-
receives j.uuu, ana mat oi i roi. on
, Graefe, in Berlin, 6,000 annually,
1 to be coxti.ncid.
BATES OP ADVERTISING-. "
All adrertisiBfr for less than three months7
for one squat of nine lines er less, will be
charged one insertion, 75 cents, three $I.5(X
and 60 eents'for each subsequent insertion.
Administrator's. Exceptor's and Auditor's
Notices, 52,00. Profesettmal and Business
Cards, not eieeeding one sqlfare, and ra'i
ding copy of paper, $8,00 per year1. Koties
in reading column, tea cents per line. Mer
ehants adrertising by the year at special rates.
3 onthr 6 montki: 1 vmt
une sqnare. 3;c9
Two squares...... 5.0CT
Three squares.... G.Wf
One-fourth col'n. 10.00'
Half column..;... 18.00'!
One cotiimn"....;v 80.00
D. W. WICKERSHAU,
An Erroneous Idex
Many persons erroneously think, that
the license system, is a source of reve
nue to the government, that if it wis re
moved tbe taxes would be considerably
in-rra-etl; what a mist ikeo idea, lie v.
-Johu Wiuters, D. D. in the Vindicator
It entails a loss in a pecuniary senses
at least five fold greater than the amount
secured for the license in the ox nse so
incurred to gujiprtt inebriate' paupers,
and in punishing criminals. No Inrr
guage can portray the evils which are
inflicted npon the poor deluded victims
of receivers of tho nudening poison.
The mind becomes debased, the physical
energies demoralized, the honor and pride"
of wiauhood lost, and resistance to the
evil destroyed. The wife becomes brok
en hearted, having' lost all marital' enjoy
ment and hope, the children 8tarv?ii va
grants, and often lost to society. The
holocaust to this sacrifice of "the liquid
fire of distilled damnations," is CHiiij
one hundred thousand graves annually.
Then look at the waste and expense of
making 72 500,000 gallons of this distill
ed liquid fire, annually ; and of 270)000
hands employed hi tho manufacture of
this poison ; and 130.000 liijuor shops',
with 300,000 beings raef human engag
ed in enticing men to drink the poison
which they deal out.
And what is the tremendous cost of
all this ? One thousand millions of dol
lars to the consumer, and the worse than
waste of oue thousand five hundred mil
lions more of labor lust in consequence
of the intemperance created. But even
this is not all. The support of paupers
created by the evil costs tlie country
835,000,000, and the criminal cxpousT
in judges, juries, jails, peuitentiaries, and
sickness ; of the inebriate, swell the
amount to not less than SIOOO.OOO1
more, leaving out of the bill $67,000,000"
capital invested to keep agoing 26.00$
distilleries existing in tlie nation.
These vast, complicated, numerous
evils were not what Legislatures were es
tablished by freemen' to create, or to sus
tain by license and law. Justice, liberty
righteou: ness, the strength and well be
ing of the State, tbe peace, prosperity
harmony and happiness of families, all
forbid such injurious, if not Satanic leg
islation as this.
If legislation can enact laws raiueS
tainted and injurious: food, or the sale of
poisonous drugs, and various other evils.
and the propagating iufections diseases ;
must they not be chargewbtc with crimi
nal indifference to the general welfare to
license the sale cf that which is produc
tive of the greatust evil which ever afflic
ted mankind ? No one would claim fur
legislation the right to license houses of
ill fame, or men - to steal horses ; yet
these are not eo injurious as what is now
Is it not timo for law-makers to con- .
aider those facts, and what their duties
are respecting then: ? Does not the li
cense system trample upon tlie rights)
liberties, interests and happiness of the
people T Do not legislators in making
or continuing, or Governors in approving
such laws need to look at their fearful
But the question is, whut can be dono
in the matter ? The answer is all who
see, feel and deplore these facts must
nuite upon grand a:rl conquering points,
and raise their standard and declare "No
more license to any one to murder or de
stroy, as far as we catf prevent the same;
prohibition, total and universal. ' To ac
complish thi we must combine, co-operate
all moral and Christian force. Union
is strength. l et in have one genf ral
plan and fixed determination, and let the
battle cry be tint plan.
Now i.t llf. time to rane the battle cry .
There is no important i lection before us
for years to divi !o our fuices or block
up our way. Let us watrh our enemies
and mark them as tho enf mies of man,
and encourage every realfritud, ropeliiu''
no genuine one of the cause Then the
victory will be certain. It is too great
to expect it iu an boar or a ycai. But,
in the name of God, let us set no our
Is Alcohol a Toms. As regiL
the strengthening properties of alcohol,
the late Dr. V.'ii li.-i;n Biinton, .f London
(1861), settles this point in the following
terms r Careful observation, leaves Lttlo
doubt that a moderate doso of beer or
wine would, iu most cases, at once di
minish the maximum weight which a
a healthy person could lift ; mental acu
tccess, accuracy of perception, a:id deli
cacy of the senses are all so fir opposed
by alcohol as that the maximum efforts,
each are incompatible with the ingestion
of any mode erate quantity of fermentf d
liquid. A single glass will often sufuci
to take the edjia off both miud and body
and to reduce their capacity to something
below their perfection of work." This
has the more force, as not only wa Dr.
Frinton probably the very highest au
thority on the physiology and pathology
of the digestive organ?, but he was alfft
so far from being a teetotaller" that be
followed the English custom r.f always
having wiue on bis dinner table-