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The New Century from Fort Scott, Kansas • 4

The New Century from Fort Scott, Kansas • 4

The New Centuryi
Fort Scott, Kansas
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4 THE NEW CENTURY. Febr.mry 7, -1K77, A SHOT AT THE DECANTER. THE NEW CENTURY. Decisions of G. V7.

0. T. John I Campbell. W. A.

I. Altoona, Wilson county: Persons not charter members initiated on the night of the institution of a new lodge should pay the regular initiation fee afterwards adopted by the lodge. Special, District, County and Lodge Deputies should keep their dues paid up in tha lodge to which they belong, and any deputy refusing or failing to do so when notified by tha financial secretary of their lodge, will forfeit their commission as deputy, and another will be appointed. It is the duty of Lodge Depu ties to report the condition of their respective lodges to the G. W.

Chhf Templar at the close of each quarter. Proper blanks have been furnished and this important duty should not be neglected. Let your reports be complete, and forwarded as soon after the close of the quarter as possible. LODGiliibiTS Temperance Column. From the Daily Mouitoij) Vsvv Thos.

Wood was arraigned for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, and fined $6. David Patton, drunk and disorderly, fine and cost $6. January 28. J. Roxie, drunk and disorder.

ly; fine committed. J. Tnompson, drunk; fine paid. J. McCune, disturbing the peace: fine, paid.

January 31. It is now nearly a month since the expiration of the old licences, and it is also time for new licenses or investigating com, mittees. A few days since an unlucky drunkard stood up before His Honor at the police court, and His Honor said, in his plowsolemn way: "I'll give you $10 or thirty days." "Well," I take the $10 Squire," said the inebriate, "if it's all the same to you." As a general thing our police force gets more "kicks than cop-pars," when, in tact, it is deserving of praise in doing as efficient work as could justly be demanded of so email a body of men. The Test that Must Either Go Out of the Christian Bible or the Bottle Go Off the Christian's Table. From a Sermon by Rev.

T. L. Cuyler, Brooklyn. There is a current storv that a Quaker once discovered a thief in his house; and taking down his grandfather's old fowling-piece, he quietly said, "Friend, thee had better get out of the way for I intend to fire this gun right where thee stands" Vith tne same considerate spirit we warn certain good people that they had better take the decanter off their table, for we intend to aim a Bible truth right whevre that decanter stands. It is in, the wrong place.

It has no more business to be there at all than the thief had to be in the honest Quaker's house. We are not surprised to find a decanter of alcoholic poison on the counter of a dram shop whose keeper is licensed to sell death by measure. But we are surprised to find it on our table or the sideboard o'f one who professes to be guided by the spirit and the teachings of God's Word. That bottle stands right in the way of the following inspired utterance of St. Paul: "It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stum-bleth." This text must either go out of the Christian Bible or the bottle go oft the Christian's The text must not move and the bottle must.

The passage is so clear that it can hardly admit of cavil or doubt. It teaches the lofty and benevolent principle that abstinence from things that are necessarily hurtful to others, ii a Christian expediency that has the prig of a moral duty. Good men are bound to sacrifice anything and everything that is counter to the glory of God, aod destructive to the, best interests of humanity. It would be easy to prove unanswerably that alcoholic beverages are injurious to those who use them. The famous athlete.

Tom Sayers was once asked by a gentleman: "Well, Thomas, I suppose that when you are training you use plenty of beefsteaks and London porter, andi pale ale?" The boxer replied: "In my time I have drunk more than was good for me but when I have business to do, there is nothing like water and the dumb bells." After retiring fromi "business," he took to drink and died a sot. Cold water made him a Sampson; alcohol laid him in his grave. As a matter of personal health and long life, "it is good not to drink wine, as an example to others, total abstinence is a Chaistian virtue, OFFICIAL PAPER G.L. OF KANSAS CrOOD-TEMPLAR DEPARTMENT JNO. B.

CAMPBELL EDITOR. Good of th.0 Order. Thanks to W. C. Edwards, Larned, Kansas, for a list of subscribers We publish a list of Special and County Deputies appointed up to date.

We are indebted to -Bro. John T. Hughes, of Benecia Lodge No. 260, for a subscription list. Thanks to Geo.

P. Gillespie, cf Dry wood Lodge for a list of subscribers for New Century. Dry wood Lodge is contesting for the premium of New Regalia. Dr. Campbell, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Knobnoster, while under the influence of liquor, fell upon a stove last Friday.

He was a man well advanced in had accumulated a considerable fortune. An exchange says that the order of Sons of Temperance was organized in the city of New York, September 29th, 1842, by sixteen persona who at that time declared their object to form a "beneficial society based on total abstinence. It is composed now of a National and forty-two Grand and 2,000 subordinate divisions. Sister S. A.

Williams, Special Deputy, is work lecturing and organizing lodges in this county. She is an able lecturer, and very successful in instituting lodges. We advise all who can to go and hear the temperance cause pre-eented by an intelligent woman in a frank and fearless manner. She is doing valiant work in the good cause. Bro.

J. B. Northen, Lodge Deputy ef Prairie Gem Lodge, was the first to send in a quarterly report for quarter ending January 31st, 1877. It was received February 2d, and will be found at tha head of the list of Lodge Reports in another column. It is made the'duty of Lodge Deputies to make out these reports, and they should not be delayed.

mil 1 Sister S. A. Williams, Special Deputy, organized a lodge at Lath Branch School House, about two miles east of Fort Scott, in this Wednesday night last, with forty charter members. W. E.

Meason, W. C. Mrs. Nettie McPhee, V. F.

P. Riley, W. Sec; Peter Riley, P. W. C.

W. 0. Fricker, Lodge Deputy. For the Quarter Ending January 31st, 1877. PRAIRIE GEM LODGE, NO, 52.

Gish School House, Bourbon couaty; 50 members; night of meeting Wednesday; average attendance 40; degree members 49; influence upon the commu nity good. Lodge organized past quarter; one public concert lor benefit of Lodge. J. B. Northen Lodge Deputy.

Post-office Godfrey. 1 Beacon Light No. 161 is the happiest family in all these parts, and increasing in numbers weekly. Osage City No. 28 I visited last evening; their first quarter; have now about 50 members; doing well and accomplishing a good work.

T. County Deputies. B. S. Lackey, Fort Scott, Bourbon county.

A. J. Georgia, Girard, Crawford county. John L. Evans, Larned, Pawnee county.

M. G. Brown, Parsons, Labette county. R. A.

Hoffman, Doniphan, Doniphan county. D. county. H. Callahan, Leavenworth, Leavenworth county.

I. W. Dow, Neosho Falls, Woodson county. W. H.

McGuire, Jacksonville, Neosho county. Soecial Deputies. Mrs. S. A.

Williams, Fort Scott; Prof. W. D. Duncan, Ottawa; Rev. J.

W. Clock, Cen-tropolis; Rev. S. W. Bliss, On Saturday night last, howev er, they seemed to have "lost their grip." (There was too much disorderly conduct both in aiad about the Granger saloon in par.

ticular The sidewalk was obstructed by drunken, quarreling men) Let it be borne in mind that our sidewalks are for the orderly citizen, the calaboose for the disorderly. On Sunday afternoon, also, we noticed four or five men on Wall street, who, while they were not particularly disorderly, yet they caused a panic among several bevies of ladies and children who were out to enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon stroll. These men were simply nuisances, and should have been abated. It we mint have saloons and drunkenness, let us see and hear as little of both as passible. Jn.

23. From the Warden's report of the State Penitentiary for last year we gain the following interesting items: Number of convicts who were -led into crime directly or indirectly through strong drinks, 208. Numbar of convicts whose parents used liquor as a beverage, 136. Number of convicts who have used liquor as a beverage, 275. The question of closing the public-houses on Sunday is still being agitated in Ireland.

A house to house canvass is still being carried out in all the towns with over 10,000 inhabitants in Ireland. This canvass has just been completed in Wexford with the following result: House holders in favor of Sunday closing, against 40. Of the 81 licenced traders in Wexford, 47 favwred closing, 10 were against, an 24 declined to vote..

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