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The Daily Review.
Towanda, Pa., Monday, Dec'r 15, 1879.
B. W. A LVORD. NOBLE N. ALVOHD. |
** Mtaily Mferiet>" only 95 centu per
WH/A. Try it.
The New York Christian Advocate com
menting 011 the recent attempt of the j
Post Master General to quarantine on j
this side of the St. Lawrence river that I
literary pestilence known as the Police
"Many thanks to Mr. Key for the man
ly and decided manner in which lie has
discharged his duty. It will probably
provoke some maniacal howling from the
Heywoods, Burnetts, and other jackals,
who delight in the festering corruptions
of moral grave-yards, and who make pol
luted profit by dragging the inmates of civ- j
ilized households down into the depths of
social infamy and perdition. There is 110
reason in social ethics or international
comity that will not justify a nation in re- ,
straining the overflow of its own literary
sewers from defiling and sickening the
habitations of its neighbors.
We speak stroniy, but none to strong- i
ly, of the periodicals in question, and ofj
the entire class of affiliated publications
Presenting the same or similar character
istics. They are debauching the morals j
of youth, and also of readers of more ma
ture age. They are filling dens of infa
my in every city. They are crowding 1
prisons and penitentiaries with convicts. ;
Like the frogs of the Egyptian plague,
they make the whole land offensive, by
their presence. They are particularly to:
imaginative and untrained boys and girls,
who do not enjoy the blessings of sound !
The imagination is vitiated, the whole I
current of thought becomes sensual, and 1
the character, complexion, and outgoing !
of the external life, earthly and develish.
The pictures which attract the eye to
these filthy sheets are always sensational,
over-wrought, and frequently obscene.
The stories which dribble through their
pages are often mere directories to vice 1
and crime. Religion is held up to ridi
cule, and pure morals to scoffing and con-1
tempt. Sensuality and vice are clothed
in attractive garb, and the mouth of the j
pit is covered with gaudy and intoxicat- /
Many a saintly soul has mourned in se
cret over the irreparable harm suffered l
from early familiarity with such litera
ture. Its stain is almost ineradicable,
\ and its stench abides in the memory like
the remembrances ot an Aceldama.
The gentler sex, as well as the rough
er, suffers from this terrible poison. The
records of police courts are full of sad ex
ambles. The adage, that "a man is known
by the company he keeps," is 110 less true
pf immature youth. If chosen, hud books
and immoral papers prove much more
dangerous than evil companions; for the j
latter may have some qualms of consci
ence—but reading of the character de
nounced is evil, only evil, evil on princi
ple and from design, and that continual
ly. We have pest-houses for small-pox ,
patients, and the same principles which
justify their establishment, and the segra
gation of suppression of the papers com
plained of as public nuisances, and the
incarceration of their editors, contributors
and printers, as among the worst foes of
At the second day's session of the Na
tional Agricultural Convention, a com
mittee of five was appointed to obtain
from Congress an act of incorporation for
the Society. A paper on "How shall we
increase the value of our dairy cows and
beef stock?" was read by Dr. A. S. Heath,
of the Farmers Club of the American In
stitute, after which an organization was !
effected by the election of officers. John j
Merriman, of Maryland, was elected Pres
ident, and J. A. lieall, of New York, Sec
retary. Vice presidents and secretaries
from all the States of the Union were also
chosen. President Hayes was unani
mously elected an honorary member.
The fifteenth annual convention of the
American Dairymen's Association is to
be held in Syracuse 011 the 18th, 14th, and
15th of Jan. Interesting papers will be
read by Professors Law, Roberts and
Caldwell, of Cornell University, L. B. Ar
nold, of Rochester, and others versed in
agricultural science. All live dairyman
are earnestly invited to attend and to
come prepared to give the convention
their ideas and participate in its proceed
ings. Ample space and opportunity will
be given for the display of dairy apparatus,
implements and machinery. Every one
having anything new is cordially invited
to put it on exibition.
It was discovered recently that all the
proprietors of Philadelphia places of a
musement, except tin? Academy of Music,
have for years failed to pay their annual
tax of five hundred dollars, a number ow
ing the State two thousand live hundred
dollars. The arrearages aggregate over
fifteen thousand dollars.
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