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Woe unto Him that Giveth his Neighbor Drink, that Patteth the Bottle to Hiin andMaketh Him Drunken!—Hab. 2.15. Woe unto Them that Rise up Early in the Morning, that they may follow S t r o n g Drink !-^-Isa. 5.11» VOL. 2. NEW LONDON, CONN., THUR8t>AY, MARCH, 28 1867. NUMBER 62 TEMPERAttCE UNtOlt PRESIDENT: WM. A. BUCKINGHAM, Norwlclu VICE rmwn»BNTB: AAA WFT.T^ ..«•••• • .^^OrWElk. KEV, W. C.wOkLBBK,'...................... ROBBINS BATTELL,..................... C H. HUBBARDj^^...................... REV. J . A. BAILEY,...................... B. «T.'roiCPKlNS......................... A. C. CROSBT,................................. GEO. BUCK........ ............................. Patnam. BXBOcmrB committek: REV. S. O. WILLARD, WUllmMittc, J . W. MANNING, P a t i ^ C-H. DEXTER, ^Hndsor Locks, * E W HATCH, of ySwt Merden, F H NE<irHALL. of Mld-lletown g e o . LANODON, Plymonth. BsowDno •KaatTAltr; i t L. READE, JTeweit City. nKASDVB: BARZILLA HUDSON, Hftrtford. coBHBWOXonia stcbrakt : . . . . ,EEy,JE.H.PEATX..EMtJKoo««tocis.---- OONSTITOTIOK OF THE CONNECTICUT temperance union. AkticuI . TW« organiz^on OoMMBonccT TucnsKAMoic Umok, »axUUry to toe Na aoual Temperance Society and Bhall be c om p e d of sach persons as shall qontribute not less thm one to its funds, and shall have signed the C>«asataaonincladingthepl^ge. * A-wnt i 2. The members of tUs Association pledge taemselves to abstidn wholly from the use o f aU in-toricatiiigliqaor^ as a beverage. ^ ^ Abtiou 3. The object of the Union shall be to promote the observance of total abstinence from all In* toricatlng Uqaors as a beverage, and the overthrow of the teafllc in them, for such patposcs, thronghoat the 8<>tte Abkolk 4. The ofllccrs of the Society sh a ll be President, eight Vice Presidents, a Secretary Tor co rtispondence, a Recording SecreUry, a T reasurer an • n Executive Committee, to be made up of the Corresponding Secretary, who "hall be, ez-officlo, its sh d rn a n , and of six other members. Aktcolk 6. The eight Vice Presldente shall be shiisen from the various counties o f the State, one be. ng selected from each county. The Executive Com. xSttee shall be made up of persons living within con /eiUent distance of the residence of the Correspond to an Executive Committee, wlio sliall present • M T S h ril‘b4“^ii^S'weiSrto llU tem p o r^ a n y v a . iancies which may occur In the Board of.Offlcra. A s n o u 7. The officers designated In Arttclo 8, iliall be chosen by ballot a t the an n u ^ meeting of toe Union. All other officers or agents of the Union shall oe appointed by the Executive Committee. Amr,rax 8. The Uulou Shall susMu thc same relation to aU Christian churchw M d c om p g ^oM ^^ the S tate Who may co-operate wlto It, which the Bible tnd Tract societies, and otoer benevolent organfza- Uons susUin to the Churches of varioM denomto-uons which are united In them, and It shall be the lutv o f the Executive Committee to sMure, by every neans In their power, the pcwmiiary aid and the gen. trml countenance of all the religious d ^ om lM ^ n s In he State and the public advocacv of th ek nunlstry, fcT.nr.g 9. I t shall be th e a u ^ of the EKCutiye committee to e n c o n r ^ the formation of IomI auxiU-iriea In every part o f the State, which shall be rom* 3osed of persons who have taken toe pWge o f total m an u f^u re of Intoxicating beverage^ or by any oth-ir measures which shaU not seem to the Exwuttve committee to be subversive o fth e objects of the Union, and such auxiliaries shaU be r e c o ^ s e d by a vote •f the Executive C om n d t^ . v v i. u A k h o m IO . The annual meeting shaa be lield on the third Wednssday In January, a t such a place as the Executive Committee shall designate. But the committee «h*H have power to change the time for ’“S S iow U ^m ieE x e cu tiv e Comndttee s h a l ln ^ e no appropriation of money In the name of the Umon, ;ic«^fh>m funds actuaUy In the treasunr. AnicLBlS. Thte Constitution may be altered or %Aended a t any annual meeting, by a voteofiwo-hlrds o f the members present .................. a n contributions for the Union should be sent to BARZILLA HUDSO^, Hartford. » E fT MAi%OON ,C‘O U * T ¥ T E * - RfiRAlVCE rS IlO N . LIST OF OFFICERS. PRBSIDBITT. HOX. WM. H. STARR; New London. TICK P B n is n n v , REV. B .S . MO;tSE. REV. D S BRAINBRD, HON N T ADAMS, - B W TOMPKINS. RICHARD A HHEBLER Lebanon. Lyme. - GMswold. Norwich. - Stonlngton, ■XBCCTIVB CdK H T T EB, JNO L DENISON, Norwich. R E V . H. W. CON ANT, UncasvUie, REV. T. L. SHIPMAN, Jew ett City, C. PRINCE. New London. REV L E LIVEIiMOaiE, Gieenmanville. COBBB^rOHDIIia SBCBBTAST REV. L. E. LIVERMORE, Mystic Bridge. TBBMrBBB, C- PRINCE, New London. CONSTITUTION. ABTictBl. This Assofctotlon shall be called the Neir Loulon County Temperance Union and staU ■>e auxiliary to the Temparance Union o f Conneetl- / ‘iB T io L B a . T h eo b je c tso f th e Union shall be to aromotetheobservanceoftot*! abstinence iutoxlcatini; liquors as a beverage, and the SSES!! o iS S S w e ®f«” . tlieOom«»>ii«- »ther convenient day o fth e m onth. ^ ^ ABTC0I.C7. The Union shall hold quarterly ccm-rentloas, and for these and other m eetings 'h e ocletr, i t shfill bo the duty o f th e Corresponding * 5S ric « * 8 .* ^ riw ^o n s tltu tlo n may be a l te r ^ o r a t any quarterly convention by a vote o f wotoirds o f themsinbers present. THE BimiSTER’S GUESTS. Elinor Blake was deeply in love with the Rev. Allston Granger, and her affection was reciprocated, feo they were married. Mr. Granger lived in the country; and if you want to know what kind of life bis wu, just you go and change yourself into a mii^- ter, and settle somewhere just out of a city with all the inhabitants of which you are more or less acquainted—each and every one of whom will consider It an especial duly to come out and take dinner or tea with you a half dozen times ayear, and all of whom will consider it an insult if your wife don’t have three lands of cake—and fresh nulk, eggs, and honey on the table. Of course, people who live in the country are expected to have all these in great abundance. Mrs. Granger was a very plea«int, agreeable woman, and tried her best to have eve^- tning smooth, and she was overrun with company. . JL nunister, among other things, is expected to keep a hotel, and to keep it In a way our modem landlords don’t veiy well understand without money and without price. *‘It must be open night ana day, and hot meals served at all hours. Nobody must be refused admittance. People who are too low to stay at the tavern, are sent to the minister’s. Tract pedlers, book pedlers, agents, women’s rights lecturers—eveiybody, in foot, must go to the minister’s. An<l then, if the poor clergyman thinking of his overworked wife, and the consump tive state of his larder, ventures to hint that his salary ie a small one, he is piously reminded that S t Paul, and St. Peter, and those other five fellows of that epoch, did not dream of receiving any salary at all. ' But whether they kept tavern and entertained all creation upon 'ree cost does not appear. Mrs. Granger was np t a strong woman, and having Iwen brought up deUcately, her burdens fell heavily. They were too poor to employ help, and she did all her work except her washing. The people who came visiting her never volunteered their assistanee about, any thing. Of course not. It would have been too vulgar. And most of thelaiUes were invalids __(did you ever notice thht those people who go visiting most are usually out of health ?) But we on the present occauon, have only to do with the Bev. Asa Drowne, and wife, and their four children; Abel, Priscilla, Rachel Ann, andAhasuerusNicodemus. Our stoiy is about them, aud the host of other people who visited Mr. and Mrs. Granger shall reit in obscurity. The Drownes arrived late one Saturday evening, when Mrs. Granger was almost dead with the headache, having just got rid of three ministers and a colporteur. Mr. Granger liad just fimshed his sermon for the moirow—4he doors were locked, and the fkmily were about retiring for the night. A ring at the front door. Mrs. Granger’s heart sank—Mr. Granger drew a sigh and went to the door. . On the steps were two trunks, as many bandboxes, several bundles—^a poodle dog, a fat, red'fkced man—^a woman of about the same style, and four children. ‘‘Mydear Brother Granger!” cried the mirn, aeiang Mr. Granger’s hand, and giving it a heart-rending wring, “I am the Rev Asa Drowne—traveling; itinerant—^and this is my wife, and these are my children. We came at once to your house, becauw we knew you would be mortally offended if we did not My wife is a great invaUd! A dreadful sufferer! Been sick for seven years! And I will speak of it now in the beginning —we must sleep where there is a fire ! I wouldn’t have Eliza Jane sleep away from the fire for a thousand dollars ! And I want your irife to see that the sheets are well aired befim Ml open fire, and let them be ^e^ veiy fine I My wife is nervous—exce^iog ly nervous—^she could not sleep % wink in coarse sheets. Linen is best, if you have them.” should die before morning if I had to sleep in coarse sheets !” cried Mrs. Drowne —a stout, fat faced woman of forty-ive or c%me very near going to my last home about a week ago from sleeping on an unbleached pillow case. They thought I was dead for over two hours !” Mr. Granger waited on them into the sitting- room, and presented them to his wife. ‘Have you a stuffed rocking-chair !” ex mmAMca.^X)rowne, *‘I cannot sit a moment in an mtcnsffiohert '^ a i r I ~My spine would perish! And I \nirTaiii! a imiie andakowlof oysters, or a piece of cold aunce pie; I feel so fkint. T h e B o s t o n Journal s a y s t h a t p r o b a b l y • t n o t im e h a v e t h e o p e r a t i o n s o f t h e p r o - h i U t o t y l i q u o r l a w b e e n m o r e s e n s i b l y a n d e f l t e t o a l l y e x p e r i e n c e d b y i t s v i o l a t o r s t h a n ^ n r i n g t i i e p a s t t e w d a y s . T h e r a p i d s u c - o e i t t o n o f s n z u r e s b y t h e o f f i c e r s o t t h e S t a t e G o n s t a b a l a r y , t o g e t h e r w i t h n n m o o u s a r - 1 - 1 - d t i i e e f f ^ t o m a k e t h e t r a A c o n c e r t i ^ a n d u n p r o f i t a b l e , • a d t h e d e a l e r s v e i y g e n e r a l l y t h r o u g ^ o n t ( h e t i i y h a v e c o n r i d e r e d I t t h e i r w i s e s t o o o r a e t o c o m p l y w i t f i t h e d i r e c t i o n s o f t i i o s e o S c e r s w h o h a v e b e e n s o a c t i v e i n e n f o r c - f a u r t h e p r o W b i t o i y l a w . As a c o u s e q u e n c e B M l y v r e r y p a b l i c l w r i n t h e d t y I s c l o ^ ^ l a n g e m d o i i ^ o f t h c w h o l e a a l e d e a l e r s t e v e d a o o o iM i e d w i t i i t h e d e m a n d s m a d e n D o n l l i t i i i . T w o l i u n d r e d a n d f o u r t e e n o f d e a l e r s a x e g t r e n a a t h v a o o m p l y - T h c M 'a r e m a n y o U i e r s in o t h e r q u a r - “And I ?rill trouble you for a cup of hot coffee!” said Mr. D ro w n e— “itwiUbe afort of stay to my stomach till supper is ready, What time will you have supper!” Hikr~ Gmiger retited to the heat qt her stove—her temples throbbing to bursting— and her heart the least bit rebelUng at the inflnx of these exacting visitors. ‘‘I wsnt some gingerbread, and some milk!” yelled'Abel, the eldest boy—“I’m half starved! Where’s the cupboard ? Til hftip myself I” “I w a n t a doughnut!” yelled Priscilla— *and if I can’t have that rocking chair that Mr. Granger’s sitting in, I don’t stay 1 so thereJ” “What a little mean room!” siud mco-demus—“ by crackee 1 what’s that ’ere on the table t ” and he flew at a statuette of P s y c h e— presented to Mr. Granger by a dear fnend, who was then dead, and which was very highly valued by him on that account. “HeUo!” cried Nieodemus, “it’s sUp-pery hiUnt it ?” and down went the Psyche am—h on the floor—caving in the forehead, and spfitting of the largest pari of the nose. Mr. Granger sprung up irith an exclamation of ^m ay . *K>h, it’s no matter !” said Mrs. Drowne, rocking hersdfviolenUy to and fro, “you can mend it i ^ n with some of Spauldmg’s Glue. I mended a mug with it the other day. It won’t cost more’n two cents. I hate tl***"* thinga a standing round on tables. They look like dead folks! Mrs. Granger, ffifma to me yon dress alittle too stylish for “ i s ; : boiis! I tiy to make myself as plain as possible !” “Yon needn’t try veiy hard!” said Mrs, Granger to herself. “My wife is a model for a minister’s wife” said Mt. Drowne—“would that there were more like her ! Eliza Jane my love, you ought to have a bath! Mrs. Grander will see to it at once.” After a while the Drownes got off to bed. Such a supper as they had eateif! Mrs.' Granger drew a long breath in thinking of it. She had never dreamed ofsuclbachievements in the eating line. TTio next n'omlng eveiything went wrong. Mr. Drowne’s dyspepsia was worse—be must have fresh eggs and soda cracker and dry toast and some cream, and honey, and eoffee. His appetite was dreadful poor. Mrs. Dmwne vvas wretched. She had not slept a wink because there were hen feathers in the bed. She was sure ofit and she never could sleep 6n hen’s feathers!— They stuffed her up so ! The cMdren amused themselves with cutting paper, and too late Mr. Griinger made the discoveiy that his sermon on which he ha 3 spent the previous day, had been converted into i>aper dolls and horses with any number of legs from two to twenty. “Law sake ! don’t take on aboutit!” said Mrs. Drowne. Tbelittie dears didn’t mean to do i t ! ” “Bless’em!” Just after dinner. Aunt Peggy Tidm, Mrs. Granger’s aunt, arrived for s visit. Aunt Peggy was a very determined person, and she took charge of the kitchen at once, and sent Mrs. Granger off to church with her husband. The Drownes were not well enough to go they said. . Mrs. Drowne read a stoiy, and Mr. Drowne lay on the sofa tmd slept. Suddenly Mrs. Drowne missed Fan, the poodle. ' ‘Good gracious!” cried she—“Where is Fan ?” The children looked up from their employ ment of smearing the pictures in a handsome Polyglot Bible with red ink—and giggled. “What navcpyou done with Fanny?” inquired their mother. “We’ve had a funeral!” said Abel with a grin. “Afuneral!” shrieked Mrs. Drowne— “what do you mean?” “She’s in Mrs. Granger’s work box, all buried as nice as anybody in the garden,” siud Nieodemus: “Abel preached the sermon, and lilly and I followed as mourners! Abel he was the sexton! Crackee! wasn’t it jolly!” Mrs. Drowne rushed to the garden, follow ed by the whole company, and there, sure enough, in Mrs. Granger’sdahliabedthedog was found bulled! The dihlias wer«t aU pulled up by the roots and lay wilting and dying in the sun, and the dog, very much stifled in the work-box, looked sorty enough as he leaped out with a howL The sight was too much for the sensitive Mrs. Drowne. She threw up her hands, crying out— “Oh, gracious me! I’m dying! Farewell, Asa !” and fell back on the grounti. “Oh, dear!” cried Mr. Drowne, “she’s dead! she’s had such spells foi* the last seven years! The doctor said she’d die sometime! Help me carry her into the house.” ULunt Peggy lent a hand, and the sense-' less woman was deposited on the sofa. “She’s dead! Alas! she’s dead !” moaned Mr. Drowne. “Get the camphor, and rame hot lemonade, and some flannels wrung out of boiling water—” “If febe’s dead, I guess the sooner she’s laid out the better!” said Aunt Peggy.— “You’ve got rid of an awful great burden. Brother Drowne; you’d ought to thank the Lord for it! A wife that’s been seven years a dying must be dreadful to get along with! I should have kept a coffin in the house all the time. Hand me those shears ! I ’ll take her hiur off the first thing, and you can sell it to the barber. It’ll make a splendid waterfall for somebody !” The dead woman sprang to her feet, and dived at Aunt Peggy. “Yo#ll take my hwx offi will ye? You old Jezebel! Pll have your’n off first! see if * don’t !” and with that she grabbed Aunt * eggy’s false front, and peeled her bead quicker than a Cherokee Indian could have done it. Aimt Peggy’s dander rose. 3he seized the broom, and in less time than it takes me to write it, she had driven eveiy Drowne about the premises out of doors. And then TffiTiinr their baggage out after them.— There tbey^nat^^n trunks until Dea. Buckly of th e olh*^^hurcb came along— when they told him of wrong— and he took them home wittTw.*!^^ The next day he was so anximia' ward them on tbebrjoivney that h e -------- them ten miles, and left them at the house of another unfortunate minister. Of course the affiiir made a great deal of scandal in Brookvllle—^butsome people were BenoiWe enough to commend Aunt Peggy. But Mr. Granger is still keeping a hotel, and is welt patronized by the traveJng public. If you should happen to passthrough Brookvllle, you will save a dollar or ttio by stopping all night with Mr. Granger.! He wont mind it—^he’s used to it. [ DEEDS OF THE FATHERS. Whfle spending a portion of a day in Say-brook, the Rev. S. McCall kindly directed my attention to the Ministers ofthe General Association of Connecticut for the year, 1812 in which is recorded the action of that body on the alarming evils of intemperance. The action taken was so important that I venture to transcribe the entire minute thereof for the JocBNAL. The meeting of General Association was holden at Sharon, in June 1812. Among the members attending were : Isaac Porter, Timothy Dwight, D.* D., Aaron Dutton, Daniel Dow, Erastus Learned, Daniel Parker, Lyman Beeeher, William Strong and Ethan Smith. _ ttpv- Antlgaw-Jgataa w«m gcribCT Rev. Elijah Parsons, moderator, and Rex. Daniel Dow assistant scribe. It appears a committee had been appointed tbs previous year to act in concert with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church, and with any persons who may be appointed, or associated, for the purpose of devising measures which may have influence in preventing some of the numerous and threatening mischiefs, which are experie n c e d tiirougbout our country, by the excess sive and intemperate use of spirituous liquors, and at that meeting the committee re ported, and a new committee consisting of Rev. Messrs Beecher, Dutton, AmiPtrong, E. Smith, and Daniel Crocker, was appointed as says the record “to take the above named report into consideration and, from Its contents, together with, sudi other information as they may receive, devise some practic al measures to restrain the excessive and intemperate use of ardent spirits, '^hieh measures may be recommended to the friends of religion and morals, and to make report to this body.” This -eommittee reported thc following recommendations and address which were adopted by the Association : BEPOBT. The General Association of Connecticut, taking into consideration the undue consumption of ardent spirits in this State ; the enormous sacrifice of property, annually made in this way ; the consequent alarm- Why ought women to be employed in the post office! Because they understand how to manage the males. The brig Rising Sun of New Haren was struck by lightning in the Gulf stream a few days since, and two of the sailors paialyzed, one of whom has since died. Joseph K Sheffield has given to the scientific school which bears his name, »t Yale college, A total of $160,000. The s c l^ l now tiM a library fund of $12,000, and will receive the most direct and important share ofthe benefits from George Pe»body’s recent donation of $150,000 “to the departments of zoology, minerriogy and geolo^ in Yale collei(e. The school is no win a highly condition with 122 itudents. ing prevalence of intemperance ; the deadly effect of that sin upon health and intellect, upon familoo and societies, upon onr civil and religious institutions, and especially its influence to render ineffectual the means of grace, and to bring upon the souls of men everlasting destruction, have considered it as their duty to submit to the churches and congregations under their care the following recommendations. 1. It is recommended to all ministers in connection with this Association, that by appropriate discourses on the subject, they endeavor to call up the attention of their people and impress their minds with a sense of the evils of intemperance, and the impo'lance of uniting their efforts to effect a reforma-ion, or at least to prevent the accumulation of those evils. 2. And that example may give efficaqr to precept, it is recommended to the district associations in this State, to abstain from the use of ardent spirits at their various ecclesiastical meetings. 3. To the members of our churehes it is recommended that on this subject they avoid the very appearance of evil, and that they carefully abstain both from the unlawful vending of spirits, and from purchasing and drinking spirits where they are sold in contravention of the law ; that they exereise ovetone another a careful vigilance, and administer fitithfully, when necdssaiy, brotherly admonition, and maintain in reference to this subject an efficient discipline that it be undoubted also that civility does not require, and expediency does not permit, the production of ardent spirits as a part of hospitable entertamment in social ‘ ____ 4. To parents and all heads of families, it is earnestly recommended that they dispense with the ordinary nse of ardent spirits in their families, that they early and often admonish those under their care of the evils of intemperance, of their danger of falling into the ways in which they are liable to be overcome, and that they restrain them as fiur as may be from places of temptation. 5.- To Farmers, Mechanics and Manufacturers we recommend earnest and prudent exertion to diminish the quantity of ardent spirits consumed in their several employments, by the substitution of other palatable and nutritious drinks, and by giving an additional compensation, if necessary, to laborers who will dispense entirely with the use of ardent spirits. 6. To extend information and improve the public mind on this subject, it is fhrther recommended, that special efforts be made to circulate pamphlets and tracts calcidated to effect this purpose, particularly a sermon by Rev. E. Potter, and a pamphlet on the same snl)jecl by Dr. Rush of Philadelphia. 7. It is recommended that voluntaiy associations be formed In the different towns and Societies of the State to aid civil magistrates in the execution of the* law, and to exert their influence according to their best discretion for the removal of this growing evil. And that these practical measures, may not be rendered ineffectual, the association do most eamestiy entreat of their brethren in the ministry, of the members of onr churehes, and of the persons who lament and desire to check the progress of this evil, that they neither express nor indulge, the melancholy apprehension that nothing can be done on this subject, a prediction evidently calculated to paralize exertion and become the disastrous cause ofits own fulfillment.— For what if the reformation of drunkards be hopeless, may we not stand between the living and the dead, a n d p f i^ ^ d labor with .effert__tp stay the spreading plague? and what if some will perish after all that can be done, shall we make^no efforts to save any fh>m destruction, because we may not be able to turn away every one from the path of sin ? But how are we assured that nothing can be done ? Is itimpossibla for God to reform and save us ? Has he been accustomed to withhold his blesslng-from humble efforts made to rescue men from the domini<» of sin ? Have not all past efforts for reformation commenced under circumstances of ap* parent discouragement, and all great achiev-ments usually begun in little things? The kingdom of heaven was itself in the beginning as a little grain of mustard seed, and the apostles, had they consulted appearances only, had never made an effort to enlighten the world. Immense evils, we are persuaded, afflict communities, not because that thqr are m curable, but because they are tolerated; and great good often remains unaccomplished, merely because it is not attempted. If the evil, however were trivial, or the means of its prevention arduous and uncertain, despondency would be less crimihaL But it is a wasting consumption fostering upon the vitals of society, a benumbing palsy extending to the extremities of the body; a deep and rapid torrent, bearing the wreck of nations in its course, and undermining rapidly the foundation of our own. I tia a case therefore, of life and death; and what we do must be done quickly; for while we deliberate, otir strength decays, and out foundations totter. Let the attention of the public, then be called up to this subject. Let ministers and churehes, and parents and magistrates, and physicians, and all the friends of civiland religious ord^r unite their counsels and their efforts, and c:ake a faithful experiment; and the word and the providence of God af. ford the most consoling prospect of success- Our case is indeed an hard one, but it is not hopelesF. Unbelief and sloth may ruin us, but the God of Heaven, if we distrust not his mercy and tempt him not by neglecting our duty, will help us, we doubt not, tqre-trieve our condition, and to transmit to onr children the precious inheritance received from our fathers. victory, we may secure to milHbna the hlM-sings ofthe life that now ia, and tli« c«aM-less blesdngs of the life to come;’^ After the adoption of fids fqN»t d their committee the General Aiaociatkm appointed a further “coirmittee of coireapondence on the subject of preventing the intempeiate use of ardent spirits^” c(»aiatiDf oTLyBaii Beecher, Aan» Dntton and Nadiaii Parkins. A thousand copies ofthe repot were ical-tered over the State as the seed of Um temperance refprmation. Thne the firtlien labored, and we have entered ftn toei^}o/tlM fruits of their self-MCxUlcing tdL The workisnolongeradouhtfld experiment— It has been proved equal to jdl tihal IjiiMUi Beecher hoped of Its seceeesk Itkasaade oar nation sinewy and strong to tbxoitle le-hellion. It has prepend the way of the Lord in all the land so that refind has sne-ceeded ^ blessed rapidity. Thousands of homes have been bleesed throog^ Ita power reclaimed and protected aad no man, certtiii-ly no C h ristian , can now neglect the cUdne of the cause without base recreancy that will return a bitter revenue ofdiame and sorrow. O ! for the spirit of the brave fktheis of 1812 to animate the ntterancea ofthepnl-pit and the press of to-day I Dear brethren let us anew buckle on the harness of tsmper-ance battle, and, with hnmble tmst In Ckid and an untiring zeal, strike anew fortemper-ance. Lvcmi Brauioa. The spirit of missions is pervading the suie, tmm . . h . n .w «,.!.»h temp««ceiec«»e. . i «yivi*ofKllgk.D, that God has not forgotten to be gracious. With these encouragements to exertion, shall we stand idle? Shall we bear the enormous tax of our vices ; more than sufficient to support the Gospel, the civH government of the State, and every school and literary institution ? Shall we witness around us the fall of individuals ; the misery of families; the war upon health and intellect, upon our religious institutions and civil order, and upon the souls ofmei^ without an effort to prevent the evil? Who is himself secure of life in the midst of such contagion ? And what evidence have we that the plague will not break into our own families, and that our children may not be among the victims, who shril suffer the miseries of life and the pidns ~bT~etemal death through our sloth and unbelief? Had a foreign army Invaded our land, to plunder otir property and take away our liberty, should we tamely bow to the yoke and give up without a struggle ? If a band of assassins were scattering poison and filling the land with widows and orphans, would they be suffered, without molestation, to extend from year to year the work of death ? If our streets swarmed with venomous reptiles and beasts of p r^ , would our children be bitten and tom in pieces before our ^ e s , and no efforts be made to expel these deadly ictruders? But intemperanca is that Invading enemy preparing chains for u s ; Intemperance Is that band of assas^s sdttcr ing poison and death ; intemperance Is that assemblage of reptiles and beasts of prey, destroying in our streets the himbs of the flock. To conclude, if we make a united exertion and fail of the good Intended nothing will be lost in the exertion, we can but die, and it will.be glorious to perish in such an effort. But if; as we confidently expect, it shall please the God of ow fiitiiers to give us the OLD NEWSPAPER HlflTORT. Onx Hmn>BBD T xabs Aaa The last date we reviewed was thatof December 19th 1766. We have now before us the next pi^ier, the New London Ckh zette of December 26, 1776. The first thing we notice' Is a domsstie tragedy, ss follows ^ HsBBOir.—We hear from Hehron, that last Friday momtaig Mr.* Thomas Taibos of that town went a little distance Ihnn hie house with a team to get a ded-load of wood, and he tarrying longer than was expected, one of his grand-ehUdien was sent aftCT him, who found Its grand&ther dead, with one of the runners of the sled tying across his throat, and the team s ta n ^ g stin. He has left a widow and five children. Among the advertisements we And that Nlcholss HaUam offtirs lor sale chirfcc A yal Wines. Gurdon Bsltonstall Esq., J n ^ of PMbat9 for the district of New Londni appoints commiarioners on the estate of Robert Latimer. The remains of Capt. Asa W. Fhdi, whv died at sea Jidy 4th, 1866, anrlved In this city from Honolulu, Wednesday. Steam bark Roneer, Willlaina S Haven agents, cleared for Hudson’s Bsy, Wednesday, for a seven month’s whaling voyage. Rev. H. W. Conant delivered one of his telHnf; temperance lectures at theHarbf^s numbers 2U3 memvw— -i Ings win hereafter be held Wednesday ere-nfhgs. Fourteen more were baptized by Rev. A. C. Bronson, Mystic River, a week ago Sat-mdav, and fo rty -^ were pnbBcIy welcomed to fellowship Sunday. Rev. Mr. \Llver-more has been assisting the psstor since Dr. Wescott left___________ John Bnnce, o f Co. A. 1st U. a ArtiMeiy, was •‘a e e id e n t a U y drowned” near the New Haven R R bridge, in t h i s city, Mareb ISth. A w h ie . key bottle in hia pocket proved that some New LoBdon rninaeller miMt answer for mother murder. The victim was evidentlj bound for Fort Trnmball when be fell Int9 the harbor. The Howe sewing maclilne company of Bridgeport wUl send four of their macUnest tothePlurisexporitiMi, accompanied by the original machine made In 1845 by B6n» Howe snd from which all others have mer* or le*T* directty descended. It is said that by the disobedienee of ftlad In 1809 a garden gate in Rhode Ishmdwaa left open, a pig got In and destroyed a few plants; a quarrel between the ownem of the piiC juid the garden grew out e f 1$ whieh s pW among their friends, defeated the Federal candidate for the leg^sbitnre^ sodgavo the state a democratic Senator, by whose vote the war of 1812 with C ^ t Britain was declared. The JlfonMet«r states that Haridial BaaaJne^ with the last of the IVench troops, was to leave Mexico on the 10th of Mareh. Last week, therefore, witnessed the ignondnions end of the F^nch expedition—m case o e - Marihalobeyed his Instructions. M. MoUn’s electric boat is to bfrtriisd la ^ the grand basin ofthe TuUeriea. Its inven tor hopes to prove that electricity, as s motive power, possesses many q n afit^ sn|Mil>~' or to steam ; and, should ^ soccess ofttls-experiment be dononstrated, M. M ^ i:w ||l be entrusted with the application ofhiftjtth - ooveiy to » large vessel
|Title||State temperance journal, 1867-03-28|
|Uniform Title||State temperance journal (New London, Conn.)|
|Subject||Temperance -- Connecticut -- Newspapers; Temperance -- Rhode Island -- Newspapers; New London (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 4, 1866)-v. 2, no. 52 (Dec. 26, 1867); Notes: Published by C.D. Rice, Sept. 6, 1866-1867; "Official organ of all the Temperance organizations of Connecticut."; Issues for Dec. 5-26, 1867 called also: Whole no. 101-104; Contains numbering inconsistencies; Published at the same office as: New London chronicle|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N7 T46|
|Relation||Succeeding title: State temperance journal and home visitor; Other relationship: New London chronicle|
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|Title-Alternative||Connecticut state temperance journal|
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Woe unto Him that Giveth his Neighbor Drink, that Patteth the Bottle to Hiin andMaketh Him Drunken!—Hab. 2.15.
Woe unto Them that Rise up Early in the Morning, that they may follow S t r o n g Drink !-^-Isa. 5.11»
VOL. 2. NEW LONDON, CONN., THUR8t>AY, MARCH, 28 1867. NUMBER 62
WM. A. BUCKINGHAM, Norwlclu
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