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  • 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. See advertisment.

    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 a teacher.


    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 them.

    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 age.

    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 and acquaintances.

    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant