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Temperance Convention at Indian
l'Z'v; ".".'apoiii.' f -'V,'!. ,; A correspondent of the Christian Herald, i. writing from Indianapolis, Ind., states that a new era, in the way of Temperance, is dawning upon that State,' One of , the most important conventions, both as to numbers, weight of character, and seal in ac tion, ever witnessed, in that city, as sembled on the 1 2th inst. Two of the most, important resolutions passed by the convention, were ably discussed for a whole evening, before a densely crowded hall of ladies and gentlemen. A vote was then taken, and they were passed by acclamation, by a rising Vote -INCLUDING THE LADIES. ' ' ' - The first of these resolutions is as follows: "That wo will not vote for any man for office, who is not the known and fledged friend of a pro hibitory law on the subject of the liquor traffic;" and the second, j'Tbat we will not countenance men in bust ness, who are, in any way, involved in this murderous traffic" ' The writer concludes by saying that he thinks it impossible for the Legislature j to evade this strong appeal of the great mass of the citizens of that place in behalf of the Maine Law, even though many of the members obtained their seats through whisky influence ' 03" We learn from an exchange paper, that the body of Mrs. Angel ique Perkins, of Ogdensburgh, who has been missing from the 22d of De cember, was found in the ice and snow Jan. 23d, on an out street. In imitation of the bad example of many men, Mrs. P., got drunk and stag' gered into eternity. The liquor seller will be met by his many victims at the same bar in the great day jf final ac count. They will be swift witnesses against the man who depraves the ap petite and hurls to perdition the soul of his fellow man, to obtain in the world a little of the "root of all evil." A Bold Spirit, The editor of the Maine Temper ance Watchman, in entering upon the second year of his labors, thus an nounces his purpose: 1 " We know we are right in main- maininff the Maine Law. It is so. It must be so 5 or the entire system of human government is a farce, or worse still, a gigantic monstrosity. Neither the frowns of rumsellers, nor the carp inff of interested persons, nor the ' threats of bullies, nor the coldness of Indifferent friends : nor the decisions of courts, nor the blarting twattle of venal editors can change our opinion of the right, nor dissuade us from the tree use ot tongue ana pen in lis ue half." ... !. i We feel just so, Brother, give us your hand. Intoxicated. With the true defi nition of this, term, many of our read ers may be unacquainted. It is from the Greek word, toxicology, ,meaning to poison. In the wars of the ancients, arrows dipped in deadly poison, were shot' from bows which proved fatal soon after bitting their victim.1 An arrow thus prepared, was, called a I'toxoz." Hence, intoxicate, getting its name from that word, means to poison. Alas ! that there should be so many, even in this civilized age, who continue this barbarous mode of 'warfare :--. ,' Vi:i II.' fTHE; QHJO ORGAN QF JUE X We are truly gratified In re ceiving the testimony of our brethren throughout the State, that our new volume has met with their approving smiles. , Had we no other evidence of this, the unprecedented rapidity with which subscriber are now pouring in upon us, would bo sufficient. We struck off 5,000 copies of the 1st No.; thinking this edition would enable us to supply all who might send in their names within any reasonable time, with the first numbers, thereby secur ing to them the valuable engravings which they contain, and also have a considerable number for ' gratuitous distribution among our friends who have . never seen the paper. We have distributed quite a number in this manner. But from present ap pearance, we fear that our issue is go ing to run short of the demand. There are but a few hundred left, and that number is rapidly diminishing. We have two engravings yet to appear, be sides the one in our present Number Those, therefore who wish to secure these and the ones already issued, must send in their names forthwith. There are many sections of the State from' which we have not yet heard, and still other places that we hear of large clubs being raised, but they stil! retain the lists, for the purpose of ad ding more to them. Friends, send in what you have, and forward the oth ers as yon get them. , Our friends may no longer have any apprehensions' as to the permanency of the Organ. It now rests upon a hrm s its circulation now being over 3000, with a prospect of doubling that number during the present year. For its prosperous condition at the present time, we are indebted to its menas. who have vigoiously laid hold of the work of extending its circulation, and are still working with an untiring en- eregy and perseverance Massachusetts Law. The rum party in the Legislature of Massachusetts, attempted last week an initiatory 6tep to the repeal of the liquor law. A resolution was mtro duced to inquire into the propriety of modifying or repealing that law. was laid upon the table, by a vote of .134 to 115. This, we suppose, settles the question, unless the unscrupulous liquor sellers of Boston can bribe enough of the majority to take it from the table. , The whole delegation from Boston voted with the minority, but the Representatives from the, rural districts out-voted them. "The Pen and Pencil." The first five numbers of a weekly journal, in a neat octavo form, under the control of W. WallaCb warden price $3 per annum, have been issued in our city. It is eminently worth; of extensive patronage. The first writers in theT country contribute to its pages. '" ' We leam by a telegraphic dispatch from Lansing, that a powerful appeal is made in that State, for the passage of the Maine LawV Petitions ' have lately showered in upon the Legisla ture so numerously signed, that it is thought the'' passage of the law ii in evitable. . ., , .; ! -,..,, ,j TEMPERANCE ItEFOllJU. , John E. Williams. , ,i4. At a meeting of a few of the friends of temperance, held in Foster Hall, about two weeks since,' to make ar rangements for securing the services of Bro. Williams, for one year, to labor in the city and county, Bro. M. B. Masson was appointed chairman, and J. F, Cun ningham secretary. r The subject was discussed by Brothers John Waggoner, E. M. Gregory, .J. F. Cunningham, and others. Bro. Greg ory said that Bro. Williams was the very man we ought to hate constantly at work in the city, and we must have him.'. How is it to be done Why by raising fire hundred dollars on the spot, and placing the money m Bank. He was opposed to engaging lectures be forehand, and then having to raise the funds afterwards. Ha pledged himself for one hundred dollars, for the object. . ; I his stirred up Bro. Waggoner, and he pledged himself for one hundred more. Bro. M. B. Masson, had already received a subscription of about another hundred, cro. Cunningham, fifty. Bros. Suttle and Garoute, each twenty-five dollars. " Bro. M. B. Masson. was elected Treasurer of the Committee, and J. F. Cunningham Secretary. , - Dr. Charles Grant is also a member of the Committee. ! Although the meeting was elimly attended, yet it was without exception, the most spirited and determined demon stration we have witnessed in the city for some time. Bro. John R. Williams is therefore, per manently engaged in this city for one year. . , Prof. J. S. Wh.tweil. We regret to be under the painful neces sity of announcing to our readers the sud den decease of this earnest friend of Tern perance, and former co-editor and corres pendent of the Organ. He died of conges tive chills, after a few days' illnessat ,Col lege Hill, at the house of Mr. F. G. Carr President of Farmer's College. No one had anticipated a fatal termination to his disor der until a short time before he died. But the mandate had gone forth, and no human power or skill could resist its execution. John Spragoi Whitweu. was a native of Boston, Mass., and had reached the 57th year of his age. He graduated at Cambridge, in the class of 1815, and had for his class mates Profs. Francis, Palfury and Parsons of Cambridge College ; President ' Jared Sparks, and Drs. Ingersoll and Leonard, as his classmates. For many years ha was roaming in foreign parts, was private Sec retary to Commodore Rogers of the United States Navy, but in later years has been engaged in teaching at different places; Canandaigua, N. T.; Chilicothe, Lancaster and College Hill, Ohio. Without wife or children, or near friends about him, he was alone in the world, and lately wrote to a friend, perhaps in the last letter he wrote, "there is no being but God has any claim upon my affections. In person he was six feet and four inches tall, and naturally of a lofty and command ing presence, with a fine head, and large intelligent eyes. But a modest and retiring manner accompanied all bis movements. He was gentle, diffident and guileless. In intellectual gifts he bad a rich and po etical mind, and the readers of this journal will have remembered some of his pieces. He has many others unpublished, which would make an interesting little volume. One recently written, entitled "CaWs Daughter," has much beauty and pathos, as those testify who have seen it. L , Mr. Whitwell was a Reformer. He was an earnest advocate of Temperance and Freedom, and insisted on the consistency of applying the Gospel to society to make the crooked straight and the rough places smooth. He wrote often foi these causes, and his Influence has been extensive. In education he was a devoted laborer, and in- 21 tereited in attending the Conventions of teachers in this State.' lie won the love and respect of all those who knew him best, by his unassuming de portment, his gentle and pure taste, nil classic and poetic talent, his varied etluca-' tion, and hi religions faith. In religion be accepted the theological views of Chan-' ning, Ware and Dewey, but his generons nature knew no metes and bonnda of sec- ; tarian division. We mourn deeply his da wise. He will be a great loss to Farmer'a College, where he was Professor of the an cient languages, and by whose Profes sors and student he was beloved, and who ; rendered him every attention in his sick' . ness. He will be missed in the philanthrop ic enterprises of the day. But we know that God's will is better than our will, and we bow to it on trust and submission. For our will is feeble, croaked, prejudiced, dark, ' elfish and sinful; but His will is clear, om nipotent, all wise, disinterested,-kind and far-sighted, and what he ordains Is all well, and wise, and right, and good. Peace, im mortal peace to the memory of our gentle and beloved friend 1 "-'' Eev. Morgan J. Rhees, D. D. ' We are deeply pained to hear of the demise of this distinguished and lpvely man, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, JN. Y.j We were personally acquainted with him,' having first met him in the Na tional Division of the Sons of Temper ance, at Philadelphia, in 1847, as a Representative to that body from Del aware. I The New York Tribune says truly, "Mr. Rhees was a cleaf headed, warm hearted, pure minded man, a Christian, a Philanthropist, and a Re former." The church, the missionary cause, the Bible, the tract, the Sab bath school, and the temperance cause have lost one of their best friends and most active and earnest advocates. He has long been an active and dis tinguished Son of Temperance, and jj tbr Order taret held a more worthy member. :': ,' , , . : Died, " . . , In this city, on the 14th instant, Hugh E. Wilkinson, M. D., aged about 36. The deceased was a thor ough, active, consistent Temperance man and Christian. For several years past he has practiced medicine at Mt. Pleasant, In this county. He was a thoroughly educated physician, and was universally esteemed. He has been removed from his useful field of labor in the prime of life. He died of disease of the heart. ' ' i i He has left behind him the savor of a good name, and his friends in the bitterness of their bereavement have the comforting assurance that their loss is his gain. - 4 Tbi Ohio Organ or the Timpeiunci Rjtroiui commenced, on the Slat ult., its second volume, and also appeared in a new ii.. i 11. j j - j i . iQrm uiai 01 quaiw Trmeu ueciaeuiy more convenient for persons wishing to peserve their papers for binding. The typographical appearance of the Organ is excellent, being printed by one of the best workmen in the West, Air. U. Ulark. The Organ, as aTemperance paper, is just the thing, being edited by Gen. S. F. Cart, Whose name alone is almost sufficient to put an army of liquor-sellers to flight; and his energetic and well written editorials are full of life, and are calculated to have a tremendous influence, tvery true-hearted Temperance man in Ohio should take the Ohio Organ.' It is a Maine Liquor Law Ad vocate. . As a family paper, the Organ will answer , an . excellent purpose, having a Jariety of choice miscellaneous reading in .every week. ' 1 " Price $1,50 a year single copies, to clubs of tens- and upwards $1,00 for each sub scriber.. Address 0. Claek, Cincinnati, Ohio.-WayneioiiU, Miami Vitiior. .' We thank Bro. Hkhut for the above very flattering notice of our paper. He is himself a firm and devoted friend of the good cause which we advocate, and has done much for its advancement.