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Detroit News: For The Signal Of Liberty

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Among the proceedings of the Legis Inture now in session which should attrac the notico of the friends of Temperance throughouto'ur State, is a notice alrendy given by o member of the Senate of his intention to bring in a bilí lo repeal the License Law, under which so much has been doing the pnst year to abolish the traffic in intoxicating drinks, and thus dry 'V these fountuinsof pollution and death. I have conversed with members of each House upon tho subject, and hope no intention is entertained to press such a mensure, but this early nolice on he part of some of them, should serve to awaken the atlention of the friends of Temperance and good order Ihroughout the State, and f anysuch dosign is manifest, take immediate measures to flood the tables of Hon. members with remonstrances against it. A pleasant evidence of sympathy for ihe disu-csses of the sufFering poor was fumished by our citizens a few days since. Owing to the horrible state of the roads for some time past, wood had arisen to tke enormous price of $6 to S8 per cord, and when from an unusually mild alate of he weather for the vear, il suddenly came oiF very cold, it was known there must )c much sufFering among the poor of our city for want of fuel unless limely measures were adopted to prevent. Upon the spurof the occasion, and with but some twoor three hours notice, a meeting of our citizens was assembled at which vigorous measures were adopted. Some $800 svas subscribed, and most of it paid down upon the spot, to purchase wood for gra tuitous dislribution among the needy. - This, together with the liberal offer of Mr. Brooks, agent of die Central Railroad, to bring in by the cars any qu an tity of wood that might be purchased for that purpose free of charge, and also in the mean time to loan to a cnmmittee ol our citizens 50 cords for immediate distribution until they could procure i brought in upon the Railroad, carriec gladness to many hearts, and warmth and comfort to many shivering frames befuic the close of that first severe cold day, and before the meeting had fairly adjourned, under the prompt action of its committees, carts were in motion conveying fuel to many abodes of sufferinff in our City.