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"""CINCINNATI. JULY 9. 1833.
Gm S. F. CARY, Editok.
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The Editor
Is absent attending the great meeting
held at Albion, New York, on the 7th inst.
He will visit New York City, Philadel
phia, Baltimore and Washington City be
fore his return. His absence will ac
count for the sparseness of Editorials in
this week's paper.
Cadets of Temperance-
We hope no Section will fail to elect
und seiul to Columbus representatives to
the Grand Section, to be holden in that
city on the 3d Wednesday in July, inst.,
for the purpose of reorganizing the Grand
Section. Papers in Ohio friendly to the
Cadets will please notice the time of
Col. J. W. Tibbalts, of Kentucky, died
on the 5th of July . He served two years
in Congress, and was the Military Gov
ernor of Monterey in Mexico.
The Reporter of the Commercial says
he witnessed twenty-four fights on the 5th
inst., all the result of intoxicating liquors!
The Michigan Organ.
Such is the title of a new advocate of
the good cause, lately commenced in
Detroit, Michigan, by H. S. Decker, &
Co. Tetma St Der vear. It is an effi
cient paper, and will do an incalculable I be maJe 10 .the next Le3iq,a-
r A if ,l onnmlture. "i the way of petitiaua lot tho
. .. ? .. r 1 . ... .
by the friends of temperance in Michigan
which we hope to be the case. Let the
temperance men see that it does t flag
for the want of support.
Steamboat Explosion.
The steamer St. James, when returning
Irom Boloxi to N. Orleans, over lake Pon
chetrain, exploded and afterwards burned
to the water's edge ; hlty lives were lof
including Judge Isaac Preston of the Su- preparing lor tneconniciai me oanoioox,
preme Court, as well as many other j in November next. Ratification meet
prominent citizens and several ladies and j ings are held in all parts of the country,
children, who were returnieg from the and eloquent speakers are discussing the
watering place. There is much distress merits of measures and men. We un-
and excite.nent in N. Orlean in on
quence of the sad calamity.
The St. James was racing with
Mobile at the time of the explosion.
nse- j
the '
The Illustrated Maine Law.
Copies have been sent to many ol our
friends, and all our exchanges. It is ivell
received by all, and acknowledged to bs
a beautiful ornament. The Portsmouth
Life Boat thus speaks of it:
l! The Illustrated Maine Law, a Pic-
tAFinl chuol tine l.oon onl ii (ri-trti tho
ctficeofthe Organ of Temperance
form, at Cincinnati. It is a handsome.
and intelligent design. There are five
illustrations, one ot which is a portrait of
.Neat Dow composing uie .uauie Law.
We commend it to temperance men as
mix rnnrfi worthy a olace on their oarloi
walls than many of the prints to be tound ; confident of success. Crimina'ion and
there. Published by Caleb Clark, Cin- j le-criminatiou, slander, falsehood, pre
"innati. varieation, idleness, betting, bullying,
T.L.- ..-til Via enn, t e oil nam .
iua pilule iu uc rem m
subscribers to the Organ. Send in your
names friends, and help on the Maine
Knox County.
A correspondent of iheL'fi Boat, wiiting
from Mt. Vernon, gives a good account
of the state of the cause in Knox county.
The Mayor and Marshal of the town are charged.
determined to put a speedy stop to the Political excitements are very unprofit
nefarious trade. Ten or fifteen retailers able to all, except those who are fortunate
have been arrested and fined from S15 to
S2(l each. Good. Do your duty, Mr.
Mayor and Maishall, and you will gain
the day, and the everlasting affections of
the people. The correspondent concludes
as follows:
"The Maine Law will have consider
able to say in our coming county election,
and when we come lo elect another State
Representative, woe be unto him that is
not for the r.ght."
ITThp family of Gen. Worth, it is said,
have applied to Congress for a pension, to
be paid ihem in consideration of the nuhlic
services of Gen. W., who at his deaih, was
unable to leave them anv rroDertv.
. jLn
sum asked is $6,0 a year.
E7"M. Rothschild, the head of the house
bearing that name, was, at last advices, dy
ine at Frankfort-on-the-Alain, Germany.
The Celebration at Olendale.
On Saturday last, according to previous
arrangement, the friends of Temperance
of this city and county, appropriately
celebrated the 76th anniversary of Amei
ican Independence. The day was fair
and propitious ; and a happy and pleas
ant time was theirs who participated in
its festivities. About tight hundred were
present from the city alone. It was es
timated by competent judges that near
thru thousand good and true friends of
the cause were there in council assem
bled. An impetus wu given to the cause
which we hope will result in much good
in this city and county.
The meeting was organized by the
election of Bro. Cunningham, of the city,
as President of the day. The Lcckland
brass band was present, and enlivened
the day with the most delightful music
Prayer was offered up by the Rev. Mr,
Graves, after which the Declaration of
Independence was read by ihe Kev. jir.
Fyffe. The vast assemblage was then
addressed by Hon. D. Fisher, General
S. F. Cary, Rev. Mr. Quinby, Rev. D.
Gallagher, and others. Ti. peeches
were all able and appropriate to the occa
sion, and were listened to with profound
attention. In the afternoon, the company,
with much pleasure and gratification,
listened to several addresses from our ju
venile temperance breihren Cadets. The
peakers names are Master John Jackson,
Master Thomas Sharp, and Master James
M. Clark: (a genuine chip from the old
block, alias the Publisher of the Organ.)
The speeches were very neat and well
delivered, and elicited considerable ad
miration. We advise them to persevere
in their temperance principles.
At noon, the company scattered through
the beautiful groves in the vicinity, and
partook of dinner in regular pic-nic style.
The exercises were concluded about 5
o'clock, when the company separated, all
seemingly well pleased with the celebra
tion. Two accidents occurred during the
day. A boy fell from a tree and broke
his right leg, and another was knocked
down in attempting to get on the cars
while in motion, and was badly injured.
On the whole, it was a glorious meet
ing, and reflects much credit on the com
mittee of arrangements who were un.
tiring in their exertions to secure the
comfort and happiness of all present.
xney deserve the individual thanks
every temperance man and woman in
the city and county, lor their persevering
efforts in getting up the meeting.
To our friends in the other counties of
the State, we send out the glad tidings
that the ball is set in motion, and a good
i Mmn f.w." A though we are a -
most enveloped in the smoke of an innu
merable number of Distilleries, and the
offensive fumes of the extensive liquor
shops of the city meet us at every turn,
we are in for the war, and intend, if not
at the head, not to be behind.
Ratification Meetings.
Both parties are now busily at work
dertand that at the great Whig meeting,
in this city, to respond to the nomination
of Scott, one of the eloquent, gifted, dis-
tinguished, honoraDte speakers on ine
occasion, was so intoxicated that his ad
dress was incoherent and ridiculous. We
suppose that this must be a slander, as
some of the Whig papers, in speaking ol
the meeting, gives great praise to this
same individual for his noble etfort.
What a shame, aye, a disgrace, to any
party or company oi men, mat urunnarus ;
Re-lshould be permitted to get upon the j
' rostium on such an occasion. We mvj '
; . carry him out."
j Both parties seem to be very well
pleased with meir candidates, and the
: " knowing ones, oi eacn party, are quite
; swearing ana drinking, we suppose, are
to be the order of the day. We advise
our readers lo keep cool, avoid unneoes-
Dai y aiiu umjicno uiousaiuu, canvas.? me
, r ... .. 1 .. ,
claims of the respective candidates, and
.i ,i;. .l
men, naving a single eye to ine gooa oi
nurcnnnlrv. dpnnsit vnnr hallnt. and vnur
T J 1 -
duty in this regard will have been dis-
, enough to secure the spoils of office, und
those who are usually the most excited
have the least to hope from the result.
We shall, of course, keep our paper
free from all party discussions, except
when the great Temperance Reform is
involved, then we shall speak out, not
for Whiggery or Democracy, but for
Temperance uniting our interest and
influence with those who are right in
principle and in practice on this great
We hope our co-laborers in the work
will not relax their exertions, or suspend
Thi-ieir labors on account Ot the political
. . . ....
excitement, but work more energetically
in consequence of the increased danger
of those who are in the broad way to
"Oh Lord, How Long."
Henry Hughes and his wife Bridget,
Louisville, Ky., were both drunk on Su
day ; a fight ensued between them, whicl
resulted in the father's seizing their child
about a year and a half old, and dashinj
out its brains against the house. Holdiut
it by the feet, he, struck its head upon thi
wall three times, with demoniac violenci
Scenes equally awful are occurring daily
all attributable to the same cause. Wl
have no sort of patience withtkala.piter
able, despicable, craven spirit, that fear
to grapple with this giant evil. And w
entertain acontempt so profouud for thost
men who say we have no right to inter
fere with the liquor traffia, that we have
no language to express it. For societi
to stand by and see such results daily fol
lowing this traffic, and know that the
are universally and inseparably con
nected with it, is a burning shame, ar
insufferable outrage. We hope that the
cry of vengeance, coming up from the
mangled corse of this innocent child, will
stir the blood of the chivalric and patriotic
Kentuckiarus, and that they will require
the liquor sellers to move their grog r -yond
the limits of the CommonweV
Who is not ready to covenant r'""
wage an exterminating war auju.et!Ii
dram-shop ?
Great State Convention.
One of the largest delegated bodies
ever seen in Massachusetts, assembled
at Worcester, and continued its session
during the 23d and 24th ult. The "Life
Boat " gives a full account of the pro
ceedings in detail. The friends of Tem
perance in the Oldj Bay State are deter
mined to enforce the anti-liquor law a
soon as it takes effect, viz: on 21st ol
July. Letters were received from dis
tinguished citizens of the State who could
not attend. The one from the Hon.
Horace Mann, we give entire, and com
mend it to the attention of our readers.
He confirms what we have said in rela
tion to the Congress of the United State?,
and expresses the conviction that other
and better men should represent the peo
ple in the National Legislature. There
ahs been too little attention paid to the
habits of Congressional aspirants. Tem
perance men must look to it and correct
this error. We re-publish the address to
the people, adopted by the Convention,
that shadows forth the coming simple
and certain triumph.
Of the Massachusetts Tcmicrance Convention
lield in Worcester, June 2HJ and '2-ith, to
the Citizens of the CvimiiOiiwrulth.
While we couarratulate you upon the
poescge ?t the 2rleat:hueUs law, i'trr ilia
suppression of the liquor traffic through
out our State, we feel that this measure
imposes upon all the friends of Temper
ance new and tolemn responsibilities.
In the providence of Uod an instrument
is placed in our hands with w hich we
may smite, with a deadly blow, the
monster intemperance, and forever rid
the community of its fearful ravages.
We have the power to close thediam-
shops and bar-rooms that have so long ' Letter from the Hon. Horace Mann,
cursed the Commonwealth to take from ; V- , v. Jackson :
the uulorlunate victims ol intemperance, j)'ear sir I have received your kind
the temptation to gratify their burning : invitation to be present at the State Tern-appetite.-,
to restore peace and happi-; peraice Convention, to be held at Wor
ness to wretched families, ami to save j cesler) on the 23d and 24ih inst.. 1 think
the rising generation from that iearlul vou kll0VV (hat 1 should be most happy
vortex, which lias swallowed up tens ol ( t,e piesem, it compatible with the dis
thousands of our promising yruth. We ! harge of duties elsewhere. You know,
have the opportunity granted to us ot I ..i,,,' lhB clulies I relcr to.
bringing our lorces to bear, where tney
ought to bear, upon the article itself thai
has caused the mischief. We may, by
the aid of this law, go behind the ruin
seller and attack his rum. We may
make war upon his munitions of war
spike his guns and blow up his maga-
zmes. JusieaUot man,Uod s image, ly-1
ing in the gutter, we can make alcohol
lake its turn to lie in the gutter. Instead ,
of asking with feeling ol almost despair ;
in vm'.v fit tha hrirrm-u nf inlomnufuin'o
what 6nau we d hl Massachusetts
Legislature has pointed out lo us what lo
Upon us, therefore, rests the vast re
sponsibility of executing this law, a law
and bcs, if ,hat ,he feovernmen, ol
this honored Commonwealth
ever pre
seuted to the people,
Let this law be faithfully executed and
we shall experience the same blessings
that are enjoyed in our aisler Slate, that
has the high honor of having originated
this lerral movement. Everv rtonnrtmpnt
wi iii.iuQiij, tiui-ti, nuu 1-lUIIIiCIUC Will W
f inttnctri' tra.ln r.l .'II U
ueiiciuuu. ii cia-ma, especially ine
K,.nKl A ' li .i
i i u 1 ..i .
poor and laboring classes, will feel its
j eaulary eleclg. The pecuniary interests
i oi an win oe promoted, except, perhaps,
! of those who have lived Upon ihe vices of
, . - i ll CM. I .1
ui.:i iciiuvy men, ttuu mien uieir cotiers
with money covered with the tears of
orphans, and the blood ol broken heart?.
Our taxes will be reduced. Pauperism,
crime, and the various forms of miserv.
will be greatly lessened. Propeity will
be more secure against the midnight in
cendiary. Lifo will be more effectually
protected. Every other moral enterprise
will receive lresti stimulus and encour
agement from success in this. The good
order of society, reverence for law, the
hopes of humanity and the interests til
religion will be advanced. This mea
sure will be avoice"crvingin Ihe wilder
ness, prepare ye the way ot the Loid."
Nor will the benefits of ihe execution
of this law be confined to our own State.
Thousands and lens ol thousands,
throughout the country are looking at
this moment with intense interest upon
Massachusetts. The question all over the
land is, will the law be executed! Is
there moral power enough in the old
Bay Slate to enforce this noble statute;
Already have Rhode Island and Min
nesota, with us, louowed the glorious
example of the Maine State, and let us
present a united phalanx in the cause,
and the demon alcohol must fall in every
State of our Uuion. The death knell
of the monster is sounded. Victories
achieved in this contest in Boston, Salem,
Worcester and other cities, will be to the
temperance reformation, what the battles
of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill
were to the American Revolution. They
will arouse the friends of temperance in
every Slate in the Union. The news
will cheer the faint hearted, strengthen
the wetkr till with zfal, thousands of
hearts, kindle a fire that shall continue
to burn until the last remnant of intem
perance shall be consumed.
When the Declaration of Indepen
dence was announced, athrill of joy went
through the land. Hut every patriot felt
that the great struggle for tieedom wits
yet to come, that a nation would not be
born, that a republic would not be estab
lished, unless every man was ready to
do his duty.- We have gained our law,
and it has been hailed with joy by the
friends of virtue, of humanity, of God.
But the work of its execution remains to
be achieved. Men of Massachusetts,
descendants of the pilgrims, are you
ready to pledge your lives, fortunes and
sacred honor, that, God helping you, you
will execute this law 1 The question is
a solemn one. It involves interests vast
eternity. The battle is one lor princi-
"''"sJor hnmi'Mtj', k Cod Let us be
i--.ui, resolute ana ine victory is
uurc. jug illuming wtiiuajij uia nuuis
over the Lnion that Massachusetts is tree.
The shouts of an emancipated State will
go up to Heaven. The benedictions of
aged fathers, and the blessings of mothers,
wives and children will rest upon you.
You will aid in stamping upon .this age
a reform, the blessings of which will flow
down the stream of lime and roll over
lo accomplish this object, we wouia
urge you to hold conventions, organize
by efficient committees and other means,
and embody in the most executive form,
public opinion in favor of the law. Lei
the state organization also be cordially
sustained, that the greatest efficiency
may be given lo its operations. Remem
ber that the. 21st of July is the day on
which the law goes into effect. Could
there be a simultaneous movement
throughout the St .te, ai that time, a de
cisive blow would be struck that will
throw dismay and confusion into the
ranks of our opponents. Should the at
tempt -be made to repeal this law, we
sincerely hope that the entire temperance
force of the State will be throwu againsi
such a measure at the ballot-box, and
that every legal and moral means will
be used to retain (he law in full force
upon the statute book. Recognizing, as
we do, the right of society to pr otect by
legal enactments, the health, properly
and lives cf its citizens regarding this
law as in accordance with the soundest
principles of legislation, and as dictated
alike by humanity, justice and Christian
ity, we should together be recreant to our
duty as patriots, should we fail to give lo
it our entire and undivided political sup
port. Without fervent prayers to almighty
God that he will graciously aul ua in thi
struggle, and grant us success, we re
commend to you, one and all, the adop
tion of the following teutiment : "Sink
or swim, live or die, survive or perish, 1
"ive my heart and mv hand to the" ex
ecutioii of the Massachusetts Temper
ance law.
For the Committee,
The temperance causo in Massachu
setts has reached a cri-is which has no
parallel in its past history. The time for
relying upon expostulation and lenion
strance has passed by, and the hour for
action has come. I read the debates in
01lr Le!rBaiure, at Its late session, and
.a3 most deeply impressed by their
ir.: Mn,i plnniipnce : Imt it uasrvi nnil
n, nratnrv which triumnhantlv carr
ultovatl ihe 'M-iine Law' and it is act
and not wonts that must sustain it.
cause has hud as earnest laborers before
as now. The dilierence is, not in the
laborers, but in the instruments. For
two hundred years the pages of our Sta
tute Bjoks, at brief intervals, have been
covered with laws againsi the illicit traffic
in intoxicating beverages. Now, thank
God, we have a law against the beveraae
itself. Under the old system, a man was
occasionally punished for selling a glass
or a pint ot rum, wnue he dealt out hons
beads and puncheons, undetected, and,
of course, wilh legal impunity. Now, the
law reaches, not only the offender, but
his hogsheads and puncheons. The for
mer'laws attempted to cope with the evil
on a petty, retail principle. It expressly
allowed sales, provided they weiemade
in large quantities, forbidding them only
when made in small ones. The present
law attacks the evil on a grand, broadside,
wholesale principle. It does not go into
court complaining of gill-cups; but
bravely and nobly seizes upon all a man
may have on hand, be it distill-houses or
ship-loads, ine one was a miserable
and an endless warlare, just pricking and
enrasing the hydra headed mn.-ter il
attacked; now and then, perhaps, culling
off one of his heads, which immediately
sprouted out anew but this law draws
the very lite-bloou oi me ioe. as naving
nuantities of counterfeit money on hand
may be received as evidence oi an intent
to pass it so naving quantities oi intoxi
cating liquors on hand, is made evidence
ot an intent to sell it ; ana, with equal
justice, in both cases, the possessor is
punished, and the evil commodity confis
cated. So, too, under the old laws, the offender
could pay when lound out, and still make
so much money when not found out, as
to pocket a large balance of profits, but
this law, by destroying ihe stock on hand
abolishes the fund out of which he used
lo get his reimbursement.
Besides, it is well known, that for
merly, it was a very difficult thing to
obtain a conviction! We were harrassed
by constant failures. The grand jnry
might refuse to indict through some de'
feet of evidence. The traverse jury
misht refuse to convict, through the dis
agreement of some juror, who over-rode
both law and evidence. And i have
known witnesses, whose faces must have
been twenty years, in receiving their deep
coats of varnish, to swear they did not
know now brandy tasted, thus the
weapon broke in our hands, and not un-
Irequemly wounded him who wielded it
But here, the dumb fiend itself is forced
to testily. A drunken witness is not
called into court to equivocate or perjure
hiraseif ; but the liquid devil is lurceit to
attend bodily, lo make confession of all
the crimes he was about to commit, pre
paratory to being executed. And now
much better to do execution upon the
rum than to allow a man to drink it, and
then execute him!
Human law has no direct power to
control a diseased appetite. He may
punish the retailer ior selling, and im
prison the drunkard for getting drunk;
but as soon as the victim is released irom
his confinement, the retailer kindles the
appetite anew. We have tried this meth
od of relorra for more than two centur
ies, and yet we are not all advanced be
yond the starting place, probably are
behind it. Now we have found that,
though We cannot knock a human pas
sion on the head, yet we can knock whis
ky barrels on the head, and thus balk the
passion and save Us victims.
The friends of temperance, then, I say,
nave acuieveu a position entirety new,
1 he "Maine Law" is as great a discove
ry in morals, as steam was in physio,
We now have an instrument of vast
power, which a single man can put in
motion. And is it possible that there can
be, anywhere, within the boundaries of
old Pilgrim Massachusetts, a single ren-
desvous of all the curses and crimes that
torment society, which has not some
"Followers ot God and friends of hu
man kind," near by, who will apply the
torch and send it to quick destruction?
For this purpose, the whole State must
be thoroughly organized, county, town,
city, ward, &c. Wherever an enemy
lies in ambush, watching his opportunity
to spring forth and destroy the happiness
and peace of society, there let a compa
ny ot faithful sentinels be placed to re
sist and defeat him.
There is another consideration which
shows the immense importance of our
present position. 11 we are deieatea
wilh existing advantages, under what
imaginable circumstances can we ever
triumph? Death, or an immortality of
lite now impends over the cause, ii
we are beaten, what eorpj de reserve have
we to bring forward, what eitadel to
retreat to? So, too, of our opponents.
If vanquished now, they can never
ally. It they are driven from their
present baleful traffic and manufacture,
iney win invest meir sunt aim capital iu
some new department of business, hon
orable to themselves ana useiui to me
community, will draw around Ihem a
more profitable, because a temperate sot
of ciwinrasrs, and, in the and they will
rejoice, and lhank us, for the change they
were constrained to make.
Permit me to say a word on another
topic. The most serious obstacle to be
encountered under the new law, is the
revenue law of the United States. We
cannot attack foreign liquors, until the
parcel which have paid a duty are bro
ken up, and are mingled with the com
modiiies of commerce. Hence great
quantities ot liquor will claim exemp
tion under certain circumstances, and
must have it. How can this obstacle be
removed? Only by sending such tern
perance men to Congress aa will alter
the revenue laws, pronounce the foreign
article contraband, (wilh proper limita
tions) and leave us only the domestic foe
lo contend with, out such men will
never be voted into Congress, until the
"Maine Law" shall be adopted by the
individual Slates, or at least by enough
of these to command a majority of the
Congress members. Whatcan be hoped
of a Congress where members may be
seen with a glass of brandy and water
before them while speakiug, the effect
ot which soon becomes as perceptible to
the judgment as to the eye of the hearer?
What can be hoped of a President and
Senate, when, but a short time since we
had three foreign ministers, at three Eu
ropean courts, each of whom was a no
torious drunkard, and one of whom was
so permanently drunk, that it is said he
never was presented to the sovereign to
whom he was sent? And what, without
great reform, can be hoped of a country,
in many parts of which it is no objection
to a candidate tor office, that he is noto
riously intemperate? All these things
counsel prudence, vigilance, energy, and
indefatigable perseverance. We are
warmed and we are encouraged. Let us
hope for the beat, and strive to win it.
Let us fear the worst and strive to avert
it Let all the impulses ot hope and
fear be rzuided bv conscience and re-in-
forced by a sense ot duty to God and
man, and the songs of a regenerated
world will be our reward.
Yours, very truly, H. Mann.
Washington, June 21st, 1852.
Temperance Messenger.
We learn by the Indianapolis Chart.
that the above named paper has been
suspended by its publisher, Mr. Wilson
Millor. Caiwe A want of patronage
The subscribers to the Messenger will
receive the Chart in lieu of the Messen
ger. It is a lasting shame that a temper
ance paper cannot be sustained in the
the growing Slate of Illinois.
We would be glad to bear from our
Brother Millor at his earlie-i convenience.
ftir"Asbury Notes" is the title of a
neat little quarto, just commenced at
Greencastle, la., Ihe fifth number of
which we have received. It is edited
wilh ability by a committee, and is de
voted to general improvement. Pub
lished semi-monthly, at tl per annum in
advance. We wish it success. - - ' '
Bro. A. W. Tibbits, Jamestown, Ohio,
S4. Our brother has our warmest thanks
lor his continued exertion in procuring
subscribers to the Organ. Hope he will
"put in a few more licks" against the
Clifton distillery and its supporters.
Bro. J. Keely, Napoleon, Ohio, sends
seven names and $7, an addition to
former club.
Bro.T. M. Crumbaker, Chandlersville,
Ohio, SI.
"Brb. B. F. West is informed that the
Organ has been regularly mailed to his
address, Bloomfield, Seneca county, O.
The fault must be in the mail.
Bro. R. Reed, Cleves, 0., !.
Col. Robinson, Montgomery, Ohio, SI.
Bro. A. S. Culbertson, Zanesville, 0.,
SI. The papers will be sent as directed.
The brother says, "Hon. C. N. Olds
speaks in our town. I hope he may do
some good, and stir up the dry bones
among us." He will do that, and no
thing else.
Bro. J. P. Smith, Ruraldale, Ohio, SI.
In writifig to us, our worthy brother, 8.
T.Jewell, informs us that "Temperance
is, I think, gaining in this county, the
progress is slow. The Deputy for this
district has a charfer for a new Division,
to be instituted in a few days, jn Ply
mouth, where alcohol has held almost
undisputed sway in times past. The
friends of Temperance in this county
will be satisfied with nothing short of
the "Maine Law." I am satisfied that
if we all come up to the work this fall
and winter, and re-petition the Legisla
ture in our strength, Ohio will be re
deemed." A. Trader, Xenia, Ohio, Si.
Bro. J. A. Cowell, Cleveland, Ohio,
llro. W. L. Peterson, Southgate, P. O.,
lnd., 23 cents.
Bro. Murdock, P M, California, O., SI.
Temperance Quarterly Conncil.
Baltimore, 0., June 19, 1852.
Council met; President in the Chair.
Opened with reading a portion of scrip
lure, and prayer by Rev. J. Schlosser.
Minutes ot the previous meeting read and
Committee on Credentials reported a
full delegation in attendance.
On motion, it was ordered that a com
mittee of five be appointed to draft reso
lutions for the consideration of this Coun
cil. Whereupon the Chair appointed the
following breihren : Dr. Fisher, Rev. J.
Schlosser, J. P. Spahr, Dr. Nourse and J.
On motion adjourned till 2 o'clock, p.m.
Two o'clock, P. M.
The Committee reported the follovving
Resolutions for adoption ; after a lengthy
discussion on the first resolution, they
were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, The means heretofore made
use of within the borders of this our own
beloved State, have to some extent as
suaged the evils of Intemperance, yet
they have not proved sufficient weapons
to conquer the enemy and compel him to
yield the ground ; Therefore, ,
Resolved, That it is the duty of every
Temperance man in Ohio, to use his in
fluence to have a law engrafted upon our
statute books, similar lo the law known
as the " Maine Liquor Law."
Resolved, That although our legislature
has not passed suoh a law as we have
asked at their hands upon the subject of
the liquor traffic, we will not let our ef
forts cease ; but will continue to petition
like the poor woman in the parable, that
should they neither iear God nor regard
man, they may avenge us of our adversa
ry because of our importunity.
jiesotvea, mat this council recommend
that Mass Temperance Meetings be held
at the following places, between this and
Ihe first of November next, viz. ; Balti
timore, Havensport, West Rushvilla, and
elsewhere, if expedient, for the purpose
ot bringing before the public mind the
importance of a united effort to insure
the passage of a law similar to that of
the Stale of Maine ; and that a committee
of three be appointed to procure suitable
speakers on said occasions.
Resolved, That we look back upon the
past achievements of the Tempernce
cause with pleasure and satisfaction ; and
that as the use of intoxicating liquors as
a beverage is an organized evil, that
owes its origin and continuance to a viti
ated and ignorant public sentiment, it is
only by an organized effort that public
sentiment can be corrected and the evil
eradicated ; we, therefore, recommend lo
every township to organize Temperance
Resolved, That the cause of Temperance
is the cause of God and humanity ; and,
although the pledge has been evil spoken
of, it has, like the brazen serpent in the
wilderness, saved Ihe victim of the fiery
serpent, and he has been enabled to look
and live.
On motion, the following persons were
appointed a committee as directed in the
3d Resolution : D. Wilson, Rev. Schlos
ser, Adam Brandt.
On motion, ihe proceedings of this
meeting were ordered to be forwarded lo
the Organ of Temperance Reform,' and
the County papers tor publication.
The Council then adjourned to meet at
Havensport, on the first Saturday in Oc
tober next. D. WILSON. Pres't.
Josiah Flattest, Ret. See'y.
Friend Clark : I think you are doing
much good with the Temperance Organ,
in sending truth ail over the State. In
formation is what is wanted, for one
thing, and the religious character your
paper evidently beari, is not a small item
in promoting and giving effeot to the
leading object of the Organ. May God
bless your endeavors, and hasten the time
when grog-ahops will no where be found
in our beloved State, is the earnest prayer
of your friend lo the cause oi humanity.

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