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STORY OF ANOTHER PIONEER

BY C. B. STEBBINS
June 7, 1882.

And yet the world allows, and attempts to regulate a traffic that is producing similar scenes all the time! Regulate it! As well think to regulate the fires that swept over Huron county last fall! The only remedy is to put it out! And this suggests to tell you a story of a woman's influence, even without the power to vote. Among our first acquaintances in Palmyra was a young man —a millwright—at work on the flouring mill then building. He was a young man of intelligence, but with an inherited appetite for strong drink; and in spite of all his efforts he occasionally got on a spree. He soon after commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Loomis. My wife became interested in him, and with a tact which woman only possesses, she obtained his confidence, and her sympathy and encouragement stimulated him to persevere in his fight with the foe. At length he went to attend the lectures at a medical institution in Ohio. It was not long before we heard that he had fallen, and was on a wild carousal. My wife at once wrote him a long letter of sympathy and hope that he would not despair, but try again, and with Divine help keep up the fight. He several times, in after years, told me that letter saved him. When he received it, he had about given up the contest, and felt that he might as well make no further effort, but live on, a hopeless drunkard while he could, to die a drunkard's death when he must. But that letter was a new inspiration, and under its influence he began anew, and was victorious. He completed his studies and settled in Detroit; and soon took a high rank in his profession.

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