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TIIE iOIIIO ORGANHOF MTIIE I TEMPERANCE REFORM. !' THE OHIO ORGAN OF THE TEMPERANCE REFORM Cinxinisatl, March 18, 153. - TERMS.. .: Sinrle sabsoriptteae, ............ ..ft so Clobs of tei and apwarde, 1 00 ; All enbseilpSions Blast be eoeOBpeaiei with the sash, eadauoreetea, poiupepeia.to ' CALEB CLARK. ' Dim Fiahilu PiiHTia Hooss, . Keep if ! the People. ' The following resolution,' adopted t the State Temperance Convention, which con vened in Columbus, Ou, on the 5th inst., should not be loat eight of by the temperance men m cur State : I i j- " Metolted, That a general and yetematic support o the Temper .ncr Puss of Ohio, is iniUspensible to our success." '" TOAG.EHTS. J 5 -' Those who have sent us clubs, may eontin ue to add single subscribers to them during the year, at the club price. We request all send' ing us subscribers to write in plain style the name, address, Auj. ; ; . . . ; , O" Postmasters, and others, who send us requests to change the address of subscribers, will please state, particularly, to what address we had previously been sending such papers. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN PRIZES! : . MAGNIFICENT PREMIUMS! ; Extraordinary Inducements TO AGEHTSAHD POSTMASTERS! ' Bettering that the extensive circulation f the OHIO ORGAN in all parts oT Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and other Weitern and Southern States, will accomplish an Immenie amount of good to the cause, la preparing the minds of too raorLS for the favorable eoatideratloD and reception of the MAINE LIQUOR LAW, and for Its VIRAL IATITT01TI0N f THKH AT TBI BALLOT lox, the Publisher hu been induced, as an incen tive to action, and at a partial return for the labor required in soliciting names for the Oboah, to offer the foUowlni llstof -. , 1 SPLENDID PREIJIUrJS! To be decided on Friday, the first daj of July next All who intend competing for these Frizes, arc re qnested to give early noUoe. A Premium of Fifty Dollars!! Will be awarded to that person lending in the laf eat number of subscriber! between this time and the flrat of Inly. A Premium of Twenty Dollars! Will be awarded to thepernsendin(iathe aext largest number. A Premium of Fifteen Dollars ! For the next (third) largest. A Premium of Ten Dollars! For the next (fourth) largest. A Premium of Five Dollars ! For the next (fifth) highest. 1,000 ITIaine Lav Tracts! For the aext (sixth) highest 1,000 Gary's Appeal! Forthe next (seventh) highest. In addition to the above Premiums to Agents, a splendid Mezzotint Engraving, by John Eartain, of BAIUUUIi Ki VJ1UI r. 111) IV A Will be awarded to the subscribers of the six lowest Premiums. Aad a copy of DR. BEECHEH'S TEMPERANCE LECTURES, or Rav. 8 A ML.' W, FISHER'S ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN, both splendid bosks, to each ansaccessful Agent sending in twenty five subscribers and upwards. These are all very liberal Premlme, and ought ta induce every active temperance man to exert him self in eircakting the Obsar. WE WANTliEAD ERS FOR THE ORGAN, (which will make Maine Law men and women, sad art willing, at ur litt fremium will , te say wtll fir thtm I We think it oar iutjr to remain perfectly silent from now until the first of Jaly, as to whs will be the lucky Aprils ; bat this much we will say In advance, who ever secures any one of the Premiums, will have to work, and that, too, from now until they are da tided. All renewals will be considered as new sub scribers, but no subscription for a less Urns than one year, will bseounted. . Persons Uuadlng to compete for the premium will give ear aotice, that we may enter their names la oar Prize 3ook. All commt nicstlom must be addressed, post-paid, to CALEB CLARK, Ben Frenklla Piintuur Hoase, CineinaatL 0. March 11, 1853. JEST A meeting of the . Sixteenth Ward Temperance and Anti-Gambling Society, ylll be held this evening, at 7$ o'clocl, at the Eagle engine house, 6th st., below the Canal. ; Simple Crgaalzitloni Seeded. c i We ' have Temperance Societies enough' already and it is useless ' to multiply them. ,t Cut there is an im perative necessity for aa organization in Ohio which shall hold the balance of power, and secure a victory for le gal prohibition. The tern perance men are aa tenacious' of their, political opinions, aa strong Whigs, as earnest Democrats, as those who differ with them on the Temperance question, and they will be slow in giving' up their preferences. .. Hence the folly of at tempting . the formation of ft party to act independently, and make ; their own nominations, when the same re sults may be more easily and surely obtained by acting ' upon the parties already formed- 1 What we ought ' to aim as is this, whenever a Democrat is nominated who is in favor of legal prohibition of the liquor traffic, and the Whig is opposed, we ought to be able to secure the election of the Democrat and vice versa. In this way we can make our influence tell without array ing ourselves for or against any party in jumui;s, arm wuiioui incurring me odium of meddling with politics. ' To accomplish - this end, we' must have something like an organization to concentrate the sentiment and bring it to bear on a given point, We like the plan of forming Alliances after the fashion i of the one formed in Franklin county and adopted in this county at the last County Convention. We insert it this week again entire, I and would urge our friends in the sev eral counties to commence the work with a determination to secure a Leg islature next winter .whose will not give us a stone" when we ask for bread. We care nothing about formsj but we are after the substance, and if any better plan is or can be adopted, we cheerfully assent, "' ' The glorious object to be attained, ought to fire up the friends every where, and induce them to go to work in real earnest. E. Post's Depot V Of choice Literature, No. 10 West Third street, cannot be too strongly recommended to those who would pro cure at Publishers prices, any of the best periodicals of . England or ! the United States. He has arrangements made to secure immediately after their publication, all the choice reviews of England and Scotland, as well as those of our own country. Geo. B. Bedding.' 11 We are glad to lay before our read ers a letter from this old veteran in the ranks of Washingtonianism. ' He is not only still a "pledged man," but he is preaching the everlasting Gospel. Long may he live and labor for the cause of all mankind. ;:',- t V-V To Correspondents' 11 We ,bave more communications (prose and poetry) on hand at this time, than any one of our readers can peruse in a month, many of which we fear will never see the light of day through our col urns. , We request all correspondents to write plain and leg ible; and only on one side of the pa per, ahdto itop when they get done. Many continue on for a page or two. :: iir. ; ; .Party Politics. t : .V ' ' ' We have repeatedly defined jaiH p& sition of Temperance men in relation to, their political movements, and this position ha been as often misrepre' sented.1 We state distinctly and em phatically that we do not intend that either of the political parties shall have our holy cause as a hobby on which to ride into power; 'We desire to keep it out of politics entirely by support ing uiusa nominees oniy oi euner par ty, who are sound on this great sub' ject. , We form no alliances, make no bargains, but ' proclaim in advance what we will, and what we will not do, Both parties can have our votes as usual, if , they, jrespect us enough' to present; men for our suffrage who are not obnoxious, but we cannot be driv eri or coaxed to give pur suffrage to a bar-room politiciau of any party . Where the liquor, interest is courted by all parties, temperance men will either quietly let them fight it out or act independently as circumstances indicate. , Two hundred and fifty thou' sand of the good people of Ohio have importuned the Legislature to enact an anti-liquor law, and their requests have been trifled with, and they with a half a million more have an influence; and they will resort to the freeman's ballot-box for a decision. ! We have tried petitions quite too long. It is silly to vote for a lover of the bottle, and then petition him to pass a law to break it. .r ;.iv; -.1,', "Eighteenth Annual Beport of the r Young Men's mercantile Library Association.",. . We are indebted to the Directory of the Association for a eopy of the mteresting and gratifying report of this excellent Association. They .' have added to their Library the past year 872 volumes. , Their choice books have not been1 lying unused, having had an average mbnthly circulation of 1,300 volumes. : The Association the past year, has added to its member ship as follows : 73 life members, 401 active s members, and 103 honorary members, making in all, now over 2.3QO. Their rooms are large and beautifully arranged.! . We regard this as one of the best societies in the city; its good results cannot be estimated. What better 1 protection against the vices of the age than the cultivation of a taste for reading ? What better guard against the seductive and ruin ous influences of the theatre, the grog shop and the brothel, than the Young Men's Library Association.' ; We earn estly hope that its future may be even more successful than the past. : - - To D. G W.P. j ,! .; J We are requested by the G. W. P. to urge upon D. G. W. Ps. the neces sity of making , nn early and correct report to them, oif the condition of the Order under, their jurisdiction. The Grand Division look to him for a full and accurate report, and it is Impos sible for him to do so, unless his Dep uties are prompt in the fulfilment of their duty. We hope this will attract the attention of procrastinating Depu ties. ,Do not faU to attend the Coun ty meeting to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock, at Foster Hallo, It will bean mportant meeting. . ; 0 , c,. i ., Iho Ceniiu of.LitertyAt ! Such is the title of a very neat nd tasty .monthly, by Mrs.; E., A, drich, Cincinnati! devoted, to the interest of, American, Women. ;. The Editor advocates her , cause with de? cided ability, and deserves the univerr sal support of all, the friends of., re form, lit aa article on (the "Maine Law in Ohio," she says, "We sup pose it will be a long time, before the legislatures of the Western and South ern States, will feel justified 'in pass ing a prohibitory (W.' ' We think not. , The people, are prepared to en force it they1 have demanded it in unmistakable terms, and the legisla tors dare not disobey the voice of those whom they directly represent. The Editor fears the influence of, the rum seller, consumer and manufacturer. We do not. Their day is fast depart ing. ' ' Their influence is not courted so much now as in ' time , past; and even in Hamilton county, the , great center of the traffio in the State, there is a decided improvement. Candid ates for public offices do not court the favor of the rumseller, as much as formerly. They look in another di rection for the popular vote. In all this we have hopes that the people are fast approaching that state of publio sentiment, which will sustain any pro hibitory law. j ; We feel certain, from all indications before us, that a major ity of the next Ohio legislature ' will be instructed to enact such a law Again: the Editor.asks, "What shall be done.' ' and answers by saying, "Let the power of orohibition be in- vested in the hands of the men and wo a r men of each county. Demand of the V legislature nothing but a transfer ojt its power in this particular to their constituents," ;.This will not doA The passage of such a law properly belongs to the legislators, as the re presentatives of the whole people. If the , Editor's recommendation were carried out, the people of Butler coun ty might adopt a prohibitory law, and tne people of Hamilton (adjoining) reject it. : A retailer could stradle the county line with a barrel, and out of one end. he could sell for mechanical and medicinal purposes: from the other, being locatedin Hamilton coun- ty, he could retail his poisonous stuff as a leverage! , Such a law as this, almost any one will admit, would not operate' very well, i Let the legislature pass the . law for the benefit of the whole State. ' Let the women of bur State; petition by . thousands for its adoption, and backed . by the angry voice of the legal voters, the legisla ture dare not ( disobey. The power and influence of woman over man ' is great indeed; but it is ; all as naught the very moment she departs from the sphere allotted her by God and man. ' ' '": " 1V ' - ';j ' Apology. It was our intention to announr tn our friends in the Western part of the county, ; that Bro.'j John Williams would , . address them, . The article was prepared, but accidentally omit ted. We regret this exceedinclv. aa some of our friends wert deprived of me pleasure of hearing him. denend- uJon, ','the' ' , Organ for' proper an- nouncementa, -..,.i,,,M ; ji , ,j I,.