Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mrs. Rider

Fulton Journal
Jan. 15, 1865

Shameful. Mrs. Rider an intemperate old lady residing in town, is very frequently seen reeling under the influence of liquor, and many times within the past few weeks has tumbled down upon the sidewalk or in the middle of the street, being unable to walk or help herself. The question is often asked where does she get her liquor? but it is never answered. All knowing the certain consequences, it is strange that any dealer in Fulton should let her have it, and more strange that the good people of our city do not remonstrate in a way that the man or woman who does let her have liquor, should realiaze the shamefulness of the act--even to the drying up of their fountain.