OCR Interpretation


The Ohio organ, of the temperance reform. (Cincinnati, [Ohio]) 1853-1854, May 20, 1853, Image 5

Image and text provided by Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn91069452/1853-05-20/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 141

THE OHIO ORGAN OF THE
TEMPERANCE REFORM.
141
. The Editor
Is absent doing battle in the good
cause in Meigs and Athens counties.
We expect him to return on Saturday.
The readers of the Organ have no
adequate conception of the call made
upon our Editor to attend and address
mass meetings in this and other States.
Every where there seems to be a gen
eral waking up to the importance of
the present crisis. More laborers are
needed in the field. There are men of
talents who love the cause, who ought
to give themselves to the causo of all
mankind. One man, or a dozen men,
we care not how efficient, will not an
swer the emergencies of the case.
State Executive Committee Bus
iness. We hope all our readers , will care
fully read the communication publish
ed last week from Bro. Warren Jen
kins, Secretary of the State Executive
Committee. It contains matter for ser
ious reflection just at this time. This
call upon the liberality and generos
ity of the Temperance people of Oh o
should be met at once, and that, too,
immediately. There is no use in at
tempting to canvass the State thor
oughly, unless those chosen to lead in
the matter, are abundantly supplied
with means. Without it, their hands
are tied, and their efforts to accomplish
the desired end, will be futile. When
either of the political parties of the
day organize themselves for a cam
paign, the first thing they do is to col
lect a sufficient amount of money for
their purposes. When this is done,
their plans being all made, they com
mence work, and not till them.
In 1861 , when the No-License
clause of the new ConstttuUoa , was
adopted, nothing was left undone to
secure its adoption. The whole coun
try was completely flooded with Tracts,
&c. The people were made to under
stand the nature of the contest, and
hence our victory. Had the Grand
Division of Ohio not assumed the re
sponsibilities of this campaign, we are
firmly of the opinion that we would
this day be cursed with the infernal
License system. And this campaign
is the sole cause of the present pecun
iary difficulties of the Grand Division.
There are many, very many, worthy
and honest citizens of Ohio, who have
heard of the Maine Law, but who
know nothing at all about its provis
ions, the manner of its working, &c.
They would be with us if they under
stood these things, but they will not
vote blindly. This is the vote that
we must have, or we will be defeated
as certain as election comes. We can
reach them in no other way than by
appeals to their better judgment in the
shape of Tracts, placed in their hands
by colporteurs. And this we all know
can not be done, unless the Temper
ance people give liberal of their means.
Temnerance men and women of
Ohio, do you desire to see the Maine
Law engrafted upon our statute books?
Shall it be said of the thrifty and indus.
trious people of Ohio, that they suffer
ed this glorious law to be defeated
merely for the want of a little money?
We think we know our people too well
to think that such will be the case.
Let every friend of the cause, every
Division, Temple of Honor, Alliance
and all other organizations, send on
what they are willing to give for the
propagation of our glorious cause, to
the Secretary of our State Executive
Committee, (Warren Jenkins, Colum
bus, O.) We will vouch for his hon
esty and integrity, and his capacity to
discharge the important duties devolv
ing upon him because of his office.
Every cent he receives will be proper
ly accounted for, and put to the very
best use. None need to doubt, and
remain inactive on this account. He is
right, and we only wish he had ten
thousand dollars at his disposal.
Brethren, we desire you to conn
these matters thorougly. We are on
the eve of a most important struggle.
And remember, if we are defeated
now, it will take many long years to
attain our present position. Let every
one do his duty as if the contest de
pended alone upon his energies, and
we will come out of the canvass with
victory inscribed upon our banners.
Who does not desire to witness such a
glorious termination of our labors ?
Let him then answers I, attend in time
to our admonitions. We will have more
to say on this subejt after a while.
There never was a time in the his
tory of Temperance in Ohio, when
the signs of the times were so propi
tious for our final triumph , as at
the present. From a majority of the
counties in the State, we have the
cheering intelligence that the good work
goes bravely on ! thst the friends of
the cause are united as one man, and
determined to do their share in ridding
the State forever of the monster evil,
intemperance, by means of the Maine
Law. We congratulate our friends
upon this glorious state of affairs. But
there are many dark spots in our
State, that remain to be canvassed.
Once in a while we hear the voice of
a friend from amidst thegeneral gloom,
calling for light I light ! We sympath
ise with him, and do all we can, on
our own account, for the enlightenment
of his fellows : but that is not enough
to accomplish any permanent good.
In such places there are not enough
friends of the cause, to stand the ex
pense of enlightening their fellow-citizens.
It is the duty of those residing
in healthy localities, to assist their
less fortunate brethren in the good
work of regeneration and redemption.
Brethren, let the good begun work go
on to a successful termination !
Notice.
From and after this week, we shall
put theOrganto press on Wednesday.
Our list is getting so large, that we
can not do justice to a large number of
our patrons without this change. Sub
scribers will then receive the papers
on Friday and Saturday, Those hav
ing communications, &c, will please
take notice.
Eon. Neal Dow.
We hope our worthy brother above
named will make his arrangements to
be in attendance at our State Conven
tion. We think It highly probable
that such an arrangement will be
made. If such should be the case, we
will announce it as soon as the infor
mation reaches us.
The Meeting; at North Bend.
We were present at the mass meet
ing held at North Bend, on Tuesday
las It was an excellent meeting but
the turn out was not ft large as we
ha anticipated. The attendance from
the country was very slim, owing no
doubt to the busy season of the farm
ers. But altogether it was a good
meeting, and we hope its results will
be beneficial to the cause.
The boat chartered for the purpose
was well filled with Temperance men
and women from the city, and arrived
at its destination without accident.
The meeting was organized by call
ing Bro. Orr, of Taylor's creek to the
chair. After prayer by the Rev. Dr. Go
shorn, the assembly was ably addressed
by Bros. Cunningham and Lewis. Both
taking strong ground in favor of the
Maine Law.
' Bros. Cunningham, Walker, Dr.
Clark, Lewis and Caleb Clark, were
appointed a committee to draft resol
utions for the consideration of the
meeting. After which the meeting ad
journed for refreshments.
When reorganized, Mr. Chidlow was
called to the stand.
His address was attentively listened
to. It was conclusive and to the point,
and reflected much credit upon Bro.
C. We resrret that we have not room
for a synopsis ; but one anecdote rel
ated by him we must relate. He knew
of a very singular pledge taken by an
unfortunate victim of the still. He
resolved to quit its use, and to seal his
determination with a pledge. Splitting
him a piece of hicory he pointed it,
and , in front of his own door,
drove it deep into mother earth.
As blow after blow descended upon the
stick. in driving it home with an axe, he
repeated the following unique pledge,
which he ever afterwards held sac
red. "With the help of God, until
this hicory shall sprout and grow to
a mighty tree until this hicory shall
blossom and bear fruit of its kind, I
will not taste I will not countenance
its use and with the help of God, I
will not drink ono drop of liquor."
At the close of Bro. C.'s address, the
following resolutions were discussed
and adopted, after which the meeting
adjourned sine die. I
Resolved, That while we acknowl
edge our past remissness in the cause
of Temperance, avc hail with satisfac
tion the untiring efforts of our breth
ren already in the field for the ad
vancement of the cause, and that for
the future, we will cordially co-operate
with them in endeavoring to ex
terminate intemperance with its cause
from our midst.
Resolved, That the appointment of
an Executive Committee in our coun
ty, meets our approval, and we pledge
ourselves to use all honorable means
to carry out the measures . proposed
by it.
Resolved, That in endeavoring to
secure the adoption of the "Maine
Law" in our State, we are impelled to
the measures, not by a spirit of revenge
against our erring friends, the grog
sellers, but from a consciousness that
the best interest of mankind demand it.
Resolved, That we consider all who
are not committed in favor of the cuse
of Temperance as her opposers, how
ever strong their professions of friend
ship. That we will especially beware
of those who sacrifice temperance
principles for the sike of political dis
tinction or official station in any party.
Resolved, That we will not support
any man for State Representative or
Senator, who is not fully committed in
favor of the "Maine Law", but we will
not resort to separate nominations,
unless the several political parties with
whom we act fail to present us can
didates worthy of our suffrages in this
respect.
Reso'ved, That these resolutions be
presented to the Organ for publi
cation, and request the several pa
pers of the city to give them an inser
tion. iW There is one single manu
factory of playing cards in the city of
New York, which turns out about
21,900 packs of playing cards a day,
or 1500 gross. The single item of
paste used requies four hundred barrels
of flour a year. The building is a
five story one, and a forty horse steam
engine is used, with 20 or 30 work
men employed.
S3T Just as we were going to press,
we received a letter from our esteemed
brother, A. A. Stewart, Esq., Colum
bus, O., enclosing an excellent com
munication for the Organ. It will
appear in our next.
Campaign Tract for the Times !
READ AND CIRCULATE!!
In our paper of April 29, we inserted a
short article on the propriety of circulating
a Tract of the import that the name above
indicates. Gen. Cart, has very generously
complied with our call upon him for its
production, and we now announce to our
readers, that we will be ready by the 1st of
June to fill as many orders as our friends
can possibly send in the first orders in
being invariably the first served. This will
be one of the best and most conclusive
Tracts ever prepared by Gen. Cart. The
time is propitious, and it should have a
thorough and extensive circulation. It
should be placed in the hands of every vo
ter in Ohio. Let the county and township
Alliances, Divisions and other organizations
see to this. It will be furnished at $5 per
M. which is exactly the cost price.
Notwithstanding the shortness of the
time, and on an intimation merely that such
a Tract would be issued, we have already
received many letters of inquiry, and sev
eral large orders. The writers feel and so
express themselves, that note it the time fob
action! Send in your orders, brethren, and
let no voter in Ohio say that he voted
against us for want of proper Information.
Departure ok the Bebrino's Straits Ex
pedition. The vessels of the United States
Exploring and Surveying Expedition to the
North Pacific Ocean, under the command of
Com. Cadwalader Ringgold, sailed from New
York on Monday, tue 9th inst., for Norfolk,
Va. They comprise the sIood of war Vin.
cennes, Lieut. H. Rolando, commanding ; the
steamer John Hancock, Lieut. John Rogers
commanding; brig Porpoise, Lient. A7 B.
Davis, sommanding; schooner lennimore
Cooper, Acting Lieut. H. K. Stevens, com
manding; and clipper John P. Kennedy, Lt.
Napoleon Collins, commanding.
The Holt Places. The contests among
the Christian sects over the holy places in
Jerusalem are a disgrace to Christianity. The
dispntes between the Greek and Latin Chris,
tiaus have often risen so high that the Turk
ish soldiers were compelled to interfere to
keep them from open battle on the very places
which both regarded with the highest venera
tion. Providence Journal.
Col. Db Sercet, who was about to marry
Mdlle. Murat, a cousin of the Emperor, and
to receive the rank of general, has been con
demned for swindling. H was known at
Crockford't ai a desperate gambler.
.
A poor widow was asked how she became
so much attached to a certain neighbor, and
replied that she was bonnd to him by several
cords of wood which he had sent to her during
hard winter.
The reply of an enlightened Mahomedan to
a missionary is characteristic of the race of
Moslems: "Your religion," said he, "givea
me three Gods and one wife; mine gives me
three wives and one God: 1 prefer my own."

xml | txt