1856 Temperance Whiskey Riot – Princeton Indiana (PART #1/3)

September 21, 2019

1856 Temperance Whiskey  Riot – Princeton Indiana (PART #1/3)

THE DELPHI JOURNAL, DELPHI INDIANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING APRIL 30 1856

Seizure, confiscation and destruction of Whisky

The ladies of Indiana, served by the recent outrages and abuses heaped upon them by the flow of free whisky, are coming to the rescue like true Heroines in the cause of humanity.

Our exchanges from every section of the State come freighted with the glorious intelligence of the destruction of free whisky by the ladies. At Greensburg, New Marion, Eagle Village, Princeton and many other towns, the ladies have totally exterminated the whisky traffic.

We wish the ladies of Indiana much success in all such noble and praiseworthy enterprises. We understand the ladies of Crawfordsville are taking the proper preliminary steps to annihilate the sinkholes of debauchery with which our city is cursed. We recommend the doggery keepers of Crawfordsville to keep dark, or quit the business immediately, lest they share the same fate of their brothers in distress.

The ladies of Indiana are not to be fooled with; in reference to this matter, if our exchanges tell the truth, and we doubt not their veracity. This is the spirit we like to see manifested by the Ladies of our State. When all law on liquor traffic is laid aside, and whiskey is let loose upon us, it is evident that some thing must be done to stay the dreadful carnage consequent upon the reopening of so Hellish a business The ladies are right on this subject, and we hope that they may continue in their work of love. Let every doggery keeper in the State, remember, that when the ladies are determined to do a thing, that it will be done.

They are resistless in their determinations, as the current that sweeps down the channel in the Mississippi. Success to them.

Crawfordsville Journal




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