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The Ohio organ, of the temperance reform. (Cincinnati, [Ohio]) 1853-1854, February 11, 1853, Image 6

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Jan. 24, 1353.
.Bro. C, Clark Respected $ir:
Being made acquainted with yon by
Bro. Edwards from your city, I take
the liberty of writing to you for the
purpose of gtying you some account of
it Temperance .revival Jn. our town.
Some three weeks ago, I wrote to
Bro. IJd wards of your city, requesting
him to come and lecture for us on the
Subject of Temperance.. I had no ac
quaintance with the Brothet when I
wrote to him; the cause of Temperance
in Dillsborouarh was completely dead.
W once had a flourishing Division of
the Sons, which prospered tor some
time,; . numbering over seventy-nine
members; from s falling off. of the
members, and a luke-warm feeling of
them that attended, we were com
pelled to suspend, as we could not raise
a quorum for the last eight months;
in this state of things, two fillhy whis
ky Sties sprung up in our town.' Some
of the faithful members called a meet
ing to consult what was best to be done.
AU were of the opinion, that if some'
thing w 8 not done, and done sorn,
we would be swallowed up in dissipa
tion.' I consulted with Bro. Sage,
0. W. P. of our State. He told me
to get Bro. Edwards If possible, to
come and lecture for us, as his labors
during the summer, at Enterprise,
was crowned with success, and a bless
ing to hundreds, , who were on the
downward road to ruin. I wrote to
Bro. E., he responded to the ca 1, in
forming me of the time ha would be
with us; we had due notice, given ' of
the meeting, the Brother punctual to
promise, arrived in due time. The
first meeting on Friday coming, was
pot 1 irge, which 'caused discourage
ment to the friends ; an appointment
was given out to lecture for the ladies
and children, Saturday afternoon, at 2
o'clock. The church was crowded;
this inspired us with new hopes . that
something could be done. The ad
dress to the ladies and children was
excellent, and delivered in a masterly
manner; an appointment was given
out for Saturday evening, at 7 o'clock.
The meeting was well attended ; Bro.
E. appealed to the Sons, that they
complained of two Rum shops in your
town, and at the same time let your
division go down; nor did he wonder
at such a state of things, and urged the
necessity of re-organizing the Sons
again; fourteen propositions were hand
ed in at the close of the meeting, a
call was made for the Sons to meet
at this Hall on Monday evening, at 6
o'clock, as many of the old members
as could be found were in attendance;
and thirteen of the new applicants
were initiated. An appointment was
given out for Sabbath afternoon, at
2 o'clock; the large church was crowd
ed to overflowing, hundreds came to
the meeting deeply prejudiced, went
away fully convicted that it was their
duty to unite in the glorious cause.
There was onlyone opinion, as re
gards the speech, that it was one of
the best lectures ever delivered in our
town, and told upon the hearti of many.
On the same evening, we had a meet
ing, the church was crowded; the best
of feelings prevailed, as a great inter
est had been awakened up in the cause,
After the initiation on Monday even
ing, agreeable to appointment, we
went to the church,' clothed in Rega
lia, and on arriving we found it crowd
; ed; Bro. E. took up the Maine Liquor
Law section by section his argu
ments in favor of the law, were point
ed, clear, conclusive and unanswera
ble ; at the close of the meeting, nine
teen propositions were handed in to
become members of the Sons. Bro.
E. suggested the propriety of the la
dies to form themselves into commit
tees, and wait on the rumsellers, and
request them to give up their dirty
business. 0n the next day some fifty
ot ine inaies or ine town &td vicimty
met,' and formed six committees; each
consisting of six, and visited- the
rumseller regular, and dontinuod to do
so still, Muy God bless them; they are
determined to carry on, the work. An
appointment was given out for Thurs
day, the Sons met In their Hall, and
marched to the church in 'Regalia,
which was .crowded, insomuch that
they found it difficult to find access.
Bro. E. felt happy and clear in his
delivery, and pointed to the resurrec
tion on his right, meaning the Sons,
which struck terror to the rumseller
and his satellites, as they might there
see the land writing on the wall. You
may depend he laid it on to the Rum
seller and his dirty, unhcly business.
At t! e close of the meeting, several
propositions 1 were handed in to the
Sons. , . .... .s- ...: ..; ,
On Tuesday afternoon, the ladies
met in the bon s Hall ; some forty in
number, and on a vote being taken, it
was ' unanimous as to 'organizing a
Union ot .the .Daughters;, nineteen
signed the application for a Charter.
An appointment was given out for
Wednesday evening; the meeting was
large; the Washingtonian' pledge was
presented for signatures during' the
meeting; one hundred and ninety-ser-en
cave their names to the pledge,
and some two hundred signed a peti
tion to the 'Legislature for the passage
of the Maine Liquor Law. ' Men who
ut the first and second meeting, refused
to sign either the pledge or petition,
before the meetings closed, become
convinced of their duty and signed
both; and in addition, handed in their
propositions to the Sons. " 4 '
Now, Bro. Clark, you see the revi
val we have had in our town, as I have
given you this coarse sketch of our
meetings, which you may use as you
see proper. ' The Brothers and friends
of the cause in this place return their
thanks to Bro. E., as too much pains
cannot be bestowed On him as a Tem
perance lecturer and & devoted Son, be
has left us like giants on the moun
tain top. May his health be preserved,
and his life prolonged to still labor in
the glorious cause. ; r :
, , .Yours, fraternally, , .
J. W. Eglkston. i
Horrible Effects of Intemperance.
Mr. Emtor : The citisens of TiD-
pecanoe, Miami, co., 0., were startled
by the appalling details of a deplora-
hie murder, resulting from thft direct
, - O ;
influence of liquor. Two men named
Cullens , and Dowiu, the latter the
father-in-law of the former, were seen
on the afternoon of Jan'ry 26, in a state
of intoxication within a few yards of
a grocery, kept by a young man named
Buzzard. (Observe the coincidence
between the name and the nltny oc
cupation. Are not all liquor dealers,
in one sense.' Buzzards ft On their
way home they fell to quarrelling, and
had several collisions without any se
rious result. When they arrived at
home, Gullens reproved one of his
children. 1 his renewed tne quarrel
CnlUns's wife, thinking that some
thing serious might result between her
Jiusband and her latner, pusned iJowis
out of the house. Dowis bantered
Cullens to come but, and, as Cullens
approached, stabbed him in the neck
with a knife. Cullens immediately
exclaimed ; "I'm. a dead; man," but
nevertheless seized a billot ot wood,
fnmmp.n rcA heatinsrthe old man, and
would doubtless have killed him, had
he not fallen down and died on ac
count of the os& of blood; ' It is said
he died in about; three minutes after
receiving" the,: fatal 'stab.1 ' Dowis is
nearly eighty years'of age. '
Tko mipet.inn haturallv arises, who
killed poor Cullens? The aged vic
tim of intemperance1 ,, his father-in-law,
or the' "heartless wretch Who,' for a few
pennies; madonna dlimk?-.'.'. -
Our citizens, even those who were
suspected of favoring the liquor traf
fic, ard opening their ees to the hor
rors oflntempe ranee, and have ottered
the fierce battle cry ; Give the Mains
Law : , We will have it.- Friends of
Freedom and Temperance arouse, de
liver the rising generation from the
foul grasp of those miserable harpies,
who, for the sake of filthy lucre, spare
neither age nor sex, the "lofty or the
low but deluge the country with enor
mous taxes, disgraceful brawls, loath
some diseases, indescribable wretched
ness and untimely death. May Ood
speed "the good time coming 1" ' ' '
..A- .',...... . -A ACmtUN.J;
for th Organ.
V '':.' Obituaryi ; ' -i
Mitamura, Franklin co., la.', ) ,
i i Jan. zu, jeoj. j
By a mysterious dispensation of art all
wise Provider.ce, we are called upon to
rooura the loss of one of our roost up
right , and highly esteemed fellow-citizens,
and one of the most devoted and
useful of our Order. - Rev. Henry W.
Cooley died of tncephattiis, at his resi
dence on Pipe Creek, Jan. 20, 1853, at 2
o'clock in the morning, after an illness of
but little more than a day's duration, ' -
"Leaves have tlieir time to Ml,
And flowers to wither at the north wlnd'a breath,
And atari to m ; but all,
Thou hast all inaioni for thine own, 0 Deathl". ,
At a special meeting of Metamora Di
vision, No. 22, Sons oi Temperance, the
following preamble aud resolutions were
adopted: ,. .. . ! ..
Whereas, It hath pleased the Divine
Dispenser of events to remove from
among us our beloved Brother and we,
the members of , Metamora . Division,
feeling it incumbent upon us to make an
expression of sentiment in relation to the
sad bereavement; therefore, ;; r:i
Resolved, That, while we bpw in hum
ble submission to the inscrutable decree
of Providence, we mourn the loss as one
that not only affects the interests of the
Temperance cause, but also the welfare
of humanity.
Resolved, That Franklin county has
lost a useful and public-spirited cuisen,
the church a worthy and consistent mem
ber ana minister, and the iemperance
Ketorm an able and devoted advocate..
nevolenoe, hi philanthropy, his high
moral worm, and bis tearless advocacy
of whatever measures he deemed neces
sary to promote the temporal and, eternal
nappiness ot man, there -is presented a
first model to cuida the ambition of
youth, and nerve the arm of riper vears.
Resolved, That, in token of love for his
memory, we will attend his funeral in a
body, and wear the usual, badge ol
mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to tne family or the de
ceased, to the different Divisions, in the
county, and to Gen. S. F. Cary, with a
request that ne will nave them published
m tne Urgan. . ; ' '
i'y order of the Division. . .
; Death of the ' Intemperate.
is a sad death. There is no comfort
on that dying pillow; no sweet repose
no voice of friendshin. bidding adieu
' o
no lighting up of joy m the departed
' ' It is a freauent death. Three ev
ery hour go through its gates in our
" ' It is an1 early death. Pew drunk
ards live out half their davs. ' ' '"" ':
' It is an unlamented death, "I am
Slad he is eone." is the common sav
ing, as the bell announces the solemn
event. Even his family look for com-
lort, now mat ne is no more.
Let it be soberlv contemnlnted
1 .'By the moderate drinker. It may
be his'. :. ' ' V ,, '"; '
" 2.' By the vender. ' He has filled the
bottle, and done the deed.
"!Y3. By the Selectman,", He signe
t.h lirpttSA.' ' "i '
4, By the heedless parent, It may
yet be the death of his own son. -'
-' 6. If not too late, by the drunkard
uiiiiacn , ici, nun escape ior nis nie.
'And Wfi wnnU nilt R 1 Hit1 (tin
', friends of, temperance and, iaw? vho
migm nave prevented ity.f , j os
Fema Influence , for ,Tempe3
anck. We need more 1 ?f female1 ln
fluence. ' Wlat can surpass itt What
tyranny ' of evil can stand before; it t
What law, of fashion, does not iield t6
its power ! ,; Arid why should (H not
be ours ? Who suffers like worauri !
Who drinks to the dregs the ouji of
bitternes like the drunkard' yrihl
And i who! is often the drunkard's
wife, but the delicately reared daugh
ter of her who controlled the fashion,
and would :have;wine in he parties.
There is not - a lady who aits before
young men -the1 intoxicating cup, eon
cerning whom we may sot say. Father
forgive her : she knows not what she
does. 'When the destinies of men re
all unfolded in the final day; 1 how
many of the Jost'will reflect with an
guish on female influence I -We seed
it all for good,; and none for eviL We
need it in the nursery, where mothers
can imbue the minds of children with
temperance principles. "We need it in
childhood and youth, when a mother's
example and a mother'1 warnings and
kind monitions are like a golden chain.
We need it in socle tj, in the social
circle, and even in the business of lifei,
whereveif 1 womad i reigns, ' supreme.
Thanks be to Uod, that we have it so
extensively throughout the land. ,- And
now, if all.respeotable families would
shut intoxicating drinks from their so
cial gatherings, comparatively few qf
our young men would go to a drunk
ard's grave.
, , ,.r , ; Ten lfear', Wqrfc. .rr
Let us stm up in, afew, wprds; te
effects of ipfemperance for the last ten
years in the United States. And we
shall noi write at random; nor make
statements ; which" cannot be amply
supported.: for the records .and statis
tics are before,. us, apd instead of ex
aggerating the picture, we firmly be
lieve from the investigation of the sub
ject that it will fall short of the full
view.'- i;i '-' '' -1 ' '' 1; '
It has cost the. nation a direct ex
pense of six hundred millions of dol
lars, and an indirect expense of six
hundred millions more. It has des
troyed three hundred fhousand' lives.
Itha8 6ent one hundred and fifty thou
sand children to the poor house. It
has consigned pn,e huodred and seventy-five
thousand persons to the - jails
and penitentiaries.. It has made, one
thousand -five hundred maniacs. It
has caused one thousand five hundred
murders.' It has caused two thousand
persons .to commit suicide, , It has
burnt, or otherwise destroyed, proper
ty to the amount of five millions of dol
lars. ' It has made two hundred thou
sand widows. ! It has made i one mil
lion of orphan children. It has endan
gered the, liberties of our country,
and fixed a fcul blot upon our fair
fame. ::j ' '' ;''"' ''. ' ' '
And this work is still going on, and
we are adding in this ; city a fearful
list, tp the i black, and bloody cata
logue. . ,. .;.:!.. . ,
- Nokth CARptiHA.-The friends of
the Reform in the Old North State are
not dismayed by- their fuilure before
the Legislature, , They, have buckled
on their armor anew,-and are deter
mined to fight the battle to the last.
They are. gathering strength every
day, and calculate upon the .securer
raenf of a triumph,-. And they .will
succeed.1 AH they have to do is to give
the people licht : to nreseni the sub.
ject fairly and honestly to the public.
it always commends itself to the peo
ple wbeu jprpper .efforts are puts forth
to givQ them an understanding of is
! , V '1; ' i in m 1, i ,'i ( .
; 4- npanufacturer ia Wurtfemburg lias
invented a rhpdO; of( supplying a sur
face coating to sheet'-iroix, wicli ena
bles it to take freely the mark of a
slate-pencil1, It is -said to be mnch
lighter, and much less liable to injury
fhan a common slate. .h'.wU

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