Covington Journal, Covington Kentucky,
Friday, August 18, 1848
Mr. James Gregory is authorized to receive and receipt for
subscriptions to the Covington Journal, in the counties of
Kenton, Boone, Campbell, Grant and Gallatin.
Mr. Fisk’s School
The Second Session of this school will commence on the 28th
inst. Mr. Fisk is spoken of as an efficient and through teacher.
Young Ladies’ Boarding School
The winter term of this institution commences on the 1st
Monday in October. Rev. G. G. Moore, Rector of Trinity Church,
will have the general over sight of the School, while the
immediate tuition and government will be under the charge
of Miss Chase - a lady spoken of in the highest terms by those
amply qualified to determine the qualifications requsite for
DEATH FROM DELIRIUM TREMENS
On Sunday last, an Irishman, a stranger in the city, was
seen in the streets, laboring under the effects of delirium
tremens. He was taken to the office of Dr. Holt who, with
others, kindly administered to his wants, but without avail.
The poor fellow died on Monday.
Public Morals - Sunday in Cincinnati
One, unacquainted with Cincinnati, might infer from reading
the local columns of its papers, that Sunday was set apart
in that great city as a day for revelry, dissipation and crime.
We do not know that the morals of Cincinnati, in proportion
to its population, are lower than those of other cities. Indeed,
we have all along supposed that in this respect the Queen
City would compare favorably with any other City of the Union.
Cincinnati may boast, with pride, of the thousands of moral
and law-abiding citizens within her boarders; and yet it is
an undeniable fact that this class - constituting, as we suppose,
the majority - have not the moral courage to enact and enforce
such laws as would prevent a vast amount of dissipation and
crime now carried on and committed with impunity. As a single
instance, the innumerable groggeries of the city are permitted
to keep open doors on Sunday, - with the temptations of lunch
and pleasant drink, which are irresistible to many of the
thousands of young men who are idle on that day. Here alone
is a fountain whose bitter waters flow out through all the
avenues of the city, widening and deepening as they go, and
imparting vice, misery and pollution to all who partake of
As a sample of the manner in which Sunday is used in Cincinnati,
we extract the following items from a single paper - the Chronicle
- of Tuesday last:
"Barbarous - An Irishman named Dailey, whilst beastly
intoxicated, on last Sunday morning, went to his residence
on New street, east of Broadway, an in a fit of anger, seized
his unoffending wife, and attempted to murder her by cutting
her throat with a knife or razor. He was arrested and taken
to prison. Hopes are entertained for the wife’s recovery."
"The Dispatch says some rowdies, returning late Sunday
night, from a camp meeting, attacked a shanty at O’Brian’s
hill, in which resided several Irishmen, who are employed
on the Madisonville turnpike. They succeeded in battering
down the door with stones, when the inmates rushed out and
beset them with clubs, & c. In the affray, one of the
assailants, whose name we did not learn, was killed. We have
no other particulars."
"Broadway above Eight street, on Sunday night, was very
noisy, by the drunken loafers returning from the Camp meeting,
where they had been spending the day, much to the dissatisfaction
of church members, In drunkenness and rioting. Broken carriages,
runaway horses, swearing, and uprourious singing were the
order of the night."
"The night-watch arrested no less than twenty-seven
bright youths on Sunday night, all of whom were before Mayor
Spencer yesterday morning. Fifteen of them were found snoozing
in a shaving pile on the wharf, with the hogs. They were dealt
with as vagrants."
"On Sunday evening, two of our well dressed street loafers,
insulted several ladies, on Fifth st., between Race and Elin,
by making obscene remarks in reference to them, while passing,
their residence. They had passed to and fro some six times,
when a gentleman, acquainted in the family, called on the
ladies, who informed him the conduct of the rascals. During
the conversation, they again passed the house, making the
same remarks, when the gentleman broke a stout ebony cane
into three pieces over their heads, wounding them severely.
One of them staggered into the street, fell senseless, and
was conveyed home, in a hopeless condition. Should he recover
from his wounds, he will doubtless hereafter, walk the streets
without insulting ladies in their own doors."
In conclusion, the manager of an Omnibus line is praised
because he refused to let his Omnibuses run to a place of
public resort - not because it was Sunday, - but because of
the intense heat!
We trust our Cincinnati friends will not suppose these items
are transferred to our columns for any invidious purpose,
or to gratify a morbid appetite for such disgusting details.
We have a higher object in view. We want to warn our own people
to avoid the fatal error, and to guard against the evil example
of our neighbors on the other side of the river.
A Chance for Despairing young Men
A Cincinnati paper, the other day, in its list of ‘Strangers
in town,’ announced the arrival of a gentleman and twenty
daughters, at one of the fashionable hotels of that city.
In Danville, Ky., on the 29th July, Mary A. Brown, wife of
Henry B. Brown, Esq., of Cincinnati, in the 27th year of her
Recently, Mrs. Eliza Withers, wife of Wm. A. Withers, of
Cynthiana, in the 42nd year of her age.
In Fayette county, on the 5th inst., Col. John Graves, about
73 years of age. Col. Graves came to Kentucky when about 10
years of age, and lived in Fayette county until the time of
his death. He was a member of the Baptist church for about
forty years, and no man was more highly respected by his neighbors
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