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THE OHIO ORGAN OF THE TEMPERANCE REFORM, THE OHIO ORGAN OF THE TEMPERANCE REFORM. Cincinnati, May 80. 1838. TERMS- Bin FEimux Piihtiho Hocsi, Cincinnati, 0. 0X8 HUXDBEOOLLlKsTlN PRIZES !! ' MAGNIFICENT PREMIUMS! Extraordinary Inducements 10 AGENTS AND POSTMASTERS! Believing that the eitenslre circulation of the OHIO ORGAN in all prt of Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee. and Kentucky, end other Western and Southern States, will accomplish an Immense amount ofgood to the cause.ln preparing the mind. ofthenorLifor the favorable consideration and reception of the MAINE LlUOR LAW, and for IU FINAL ATITICT10N T THIll AT THE BH.L0T- box the Publisher has been Induced, as an incen tlve'to action, and is a partial return for the Ubor required In soliciting names for the Orosm, to offer the following Htf SPLENDID PREMIUMS! To be decided on Friday, the first day of July next. All who intend competing for theae Prizes, are re quested to give early notice. A Premium of Fifty Dollars!! Will be awarded to that person sending In the larg est number of subscribers between tills time and the first of July. APrc uiiuui of Twenty Dollsirs! Will be awarded to the person sending in the next largest number. A Premium of Fifteen Dollars! lor the next (third) largest. A Premium of Ten Dollars! For the next (founli) largest. A Premium of Five Dollars ! For the next (fifth) highest. 1,000 Maine Law Tracts! j For the next (sixth) highest. j 1,000 Cary's Appeal! j For the next (seventh) highest. I a addition to the above Premiums to Agents, a ! splendid Mezzotint Engraving, by John Sartain, of , SAMUEL F. CAKY, P, M. W. P., j Will be awarded to the subscriber of the six lowest j Premiums. And a copy of DR. BEEUHER'S TEMPERANCE LECTI KES, or Uev.S.Ul'L. W. , FISHER'S ADVICE TO VOUNtJ MEN, both splendid books, to each unsuccessful Agent sendiDg in twenty five subscribers and upwards. These are all very liberul Premiins, and ought to induce every active temperance man to eiert him- , sell'in circulating the Okoin. WE WANT KEA D ER3 FOR THE ORGAN, (which will nuke Maine Law men and women,) and are Killing, as our list of premium Kill show, to pay well for them 1 We think it our duty to remain perfectly silent from now until the Brat of July, as to who will be the lucky Agents ; but 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 de cided. All renewals will be considered as new sub scribers, but no subscription fur a less time than one year, will be counted. Persons intending to compete for the premiums will give early notice, that we may enter their names In onr Prize Book. Allcomruunicalionsmuit be addressed, post paid, to CALEB CLARK, Ben Franklin Printing House, Cincinnati, O. March 11, l-j3. Notice. At the recent of fes-ioii ol the G. D. held at Springfield, the following resolutions offered by Bro. J. tclimucker, were unanimously adopted : Resolved, That the lirand Division of Ohio recog. nize the Ohio Organ of the Temperance Reform us the official organ of this body. Resolved, That the Grand Division highly approve of ti.e "Ohio Organ of llie Tcmierance Reform" and recommend renewed exertions lor its increased cir culation. State Convention. The friends of tempernr.ee will as semble in Mass Convention, at the city of Columbus, on Wednesday, the 29th day of June next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Delegates from all parts of the State are expected to be present in large numbers. Let there be a general turn out; its deliberations will be of vital interest to the cause, and we desire it to be the largest meeting ever held in the State. By order of the State Executive Committe. Sam'l. F. Cart, Prest. Wabren Jenkins, Sec. Township Trustees. Lord Byron awoke one fine morn-j ing from his drunken slumbers, and was not a little surprised to find that, during a few hours, he had, by cer tain agencies, become famous through out the whole of merrie England. Such has also been the case with men of less genius, but more useful knowledge. Last winter our Township Trustees went to bed one very cold night, and after calmly and sweetly reposing un til morning in the arms of Morpheusj were astonished and delighted to find that the Legislature of the sovereign State of Ohio had delegated to therrj some of their highest powers, and au thorized them to deny the privilege or grant the right to all persons to sell liquor and keep houses of accommo dation for man and beast. We think this proceeding on the part of our legislators evinces wonder ful generosity, and, at the 6ame time, displays a self-sacrificing spirit worthy of .ill praise. The Township Trustees are men of great capacity, strict integ rity, and ought to be intimately ac quainted with the wants of the people. Of course, their hands never itch for what an insane poet once called "vile, yellow dust," and we all know that it would be doing them gross injustice to intimate that they could be influ enced by delicate flattery and valua ble presents. Then, why should they be forced to jog along in the old fash ioned way? Why should they be "cabined, cribbed, confined?" Why compelled to attend only to the legiti mate duties of their once insignificant offices? They are now placed in a position whew they may display their wisdom and sagacity, and we feel sat isfied, that they will conduct them selves with meekness and humility. Among them all, we think there is not a single dugberry not one who would disgrace his high office, and not one who, swelling with his clustering I honors and vast importance, would , turn to his admiring followers, and exclaim " I am, Sir, Oracle, and when ! I bark, let no dog ope hism uth." j It fa now the general opinion, that i the members of the Ohio Legislature ! should have taken another step and ! surrendered all their powers to the j Township Tiustees. We would thus ; be certain to obtain good and whole some laws, admirably adapted to our wants, and well calculated to develop the resources of our State. We move that the members of the Legislature of Ohio declare themselves unable to discharge the duties incum bent upon them, invest the Township Trustees with sovereign power, and then retire lorever to the shades of private life. Thus will they carry out the wishes of the people, and benefit every man, woman and child in the common wealth. Massachusetts. An attempt was made in the Mas sachussets Legislature to revive the defunct License system, but it was no go. It was voted down by a vote of 141 to 111. This may be regarded as a test vote in favor of the Maine Law. A German traveler in America has observed, in a recent publication, that the people of the United States show a wonderful development of de structive propensities, and enn, with out a great exercise of ingenuity, blow up more steamboats, crush more rail road cars, and hurry more human be ings into eternity, than the inhabitants of any five nations on the face of the globe. We begin to think that our trans Atlantic friend is not far from the truth. Scarcely a day passes without intelligence being brought of some frightful railroad or steamboat acci dent, attended by an amount of human suffering which it is really painful to contemplate. Within the last two weeks we have received accounts of numerous dis tressing occurrences by railroad. In Michigan the cars recently came in contact with another train, destroying much valuable property and many precious lives, and before the sensation produced by the same in the public mind, had time to subside, wo were startled and shocked by the telegraph ic despatch from the East, giving the particulars of a most frightful accident at Norwalh, by which about fifty human beinjs were sent to their long account without a warning. Cases such as we have mentioned are multiplying with fearful rapidity, and seem to demand the serious at tention of every individual who has at heart the safety and happiness of the community. Can a remedy be found? In England they manage affairs in a much - mora .satisfactory, manner. There, the laws are exceedidgly strin gent, and the officers of railroad com panies are held strictly responsible for every loss of property, and severely punished for the destruction of human life. As a natural consequence, acci dents are of very rare occurrence. We have read a statement recently pub lished in an English journal, to the effect, that, during a certain period of time, more than two millions of per sons had traveled over ten millions of miles in railroad cars in Great Britain, with scarcely a single accident, and with the loss of but one human life. This may astonish the American read er, but it is true to the very letter, as will be seen by reference to the statis tics as published in the London papers. We think the time is come for promptand vigorous action on the part of our law makers in regard to this important matter. Our accidents, nine times in ten, are the result of gross and crimin.tl negligence. In such cases, the officers of railroads should be severely punished. Let wholesome and restraining laws be passed, and let none but prudent, skilful and temperate engineers and conductors be employed by our rail road companies, and such distressing accidents as have recently shocked the public mind will almost immedi ately cease s And still On. The municipal authorities of Piketon, have passed a very effective and thorough ordinance to suppress Tippling Houses under the charter power. A Small Item of the Whisky Traffic. A' German tailor, named Slicter, committed suicide Monday in Coving ton. It appears, that while laboring under a fit of intoxication, he extend- . cd himself on the floor, and placed the barrel of a shot gun in his mouth, pulling the trigger with his foot. At tracted by the report of the gun, sev eral persons rushed into his room, where a horrible spectacle presented itself. The dead body of Slicter lay extended on the floor; the greater por tion of his skull was blown away, and on the opposite wall, his eye, with a portion of the clotted blood midbrains, was sticking. How passing strange that commu nities, fully alive to all the wrongs inflicted, by the recklessness of the railroad Agents, are so insensible to tho greater villainies of the liquor traffic. The liquor sellers lift up the "draw-bridge," with a full knowledge that a "whole train" of immortal be ings will inevitably perish. Such in cidents as the above, and others still more terrible, do not occur in only one locality, and at long intervals, but they are occurring everywhere, and almost every day. They are as in separably connected with the liquor traffic as cause and effect. Old Fogies. This name is applied to all hang back, draw-back, rusty old politicians who ure afraid of progress. We are glad that we have very few worthy of such an unenviable designation in the temperance ranks, and we are sorry that there are any. We occasionally meet with a practical temperance man who thinks that the progressives will riiin every thing, and that we must get back to the license system and moral suasion, before good will be done. There is no use of arguing the question in tho paper, for not one of these poor souls take the Organ, and we will only commend them to the pity and compassion of our readers. Forgive them for their indifference in the hour of trial, they know not what they do. They can only injure us negatively, for they are too stupid to wake up and go to work on the other side. "The London Quarterly Eeview." R. Post, No. 10 West third street, has laid upon our table the April num ber of this standard periodical. The work needs no recommendation from us, nor does Mr. Post, the Agent for all the choice periodical literature of the day. He serves all who call upon him punctually and promptly, and this, too, at publishers' prices. Executive Committee. The Hamilton County Executive Committee will meet in this city at Foster Hull, on Monday, June 6th, at 1 o'clock, P. M. At the last meeting the attendance was so small, that much important business was laid over until the next meeting, hoping to have a better attendance. We hope each member of the Committeo will bear in mind the time of meeting, and that nothing will prevent tfieir attend ance. C. Clark, Sec'y. The testimony in the Gardiner case has been closed. The arguments in the case for and against, will occupy N about two weeks.