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Oar list below ia rather arnaller than we
generally like to publish but there ia
enough to encourage us In our work. It
hows that the Organ is not enirely forgot
ten. Oar readers will take notice that the
splendid premiums will soon be decided,
and those who desire to secure one of the
prises, must be expeditious in his work.
They will be decided July 1st, snd paid over
to the successful Agents immediately. As
yet there i sot enough competition for
them to justify us, but the offer has been
made and we hare no wish to retract ; but
we certainly anticipated a very large acces
sion to our list of patrons. As it is, we shall
hare a rery respectable list of patrons at the
expiration of the time, and a better one than
any other published in Ohio, religious or se,
cular, caters to. We are content, and thank
our friends for what they have already done
and what they will yet do whether any
more premiums are offered or not. All who
have lists in their possession, and who desire
to compete for the prizes, would do well to
forward them immediately.
Bro. H. J. Hendren, Wood ville, Haywood
Co., TeDti. $5.00 for Organ.
Bro. J. H. Hamilton, Circleville, 0., $2
for Organ. In his letter contaiuing the re
mittance, Bro. p. says :
" These are the only subscribers for the
Organ in Harrison Township, Pickaway Co.,
and I am in hopes that the introduction of
these, will create a call for more. I have
thought that (except Circleville) no town
ship in the County was more cursed with
grog shops than Harrison ; besides, it is in
this township is located one of the largest
Distilleries in the Scioto Valley. We have
opened the campaign against them, and ex
pect to battle hard for the victory. The in
terest in the county upon the subject, is on
the increase. Our indefatigable Brother
Green, is doing a noble work in different
parts of the county. I think some are
raising up that will second his efforts and
assist in pushing forward the glorious
work. We will report progress from time
to time in connection with remittances and
Bio. Levi Booth, W. P. Ediuburg Div
ision, Ediuburg, 0., $4 far Organ. The Bro.
gives a good uccouut of. the cause in his
locality. They are all right.
Bro. P. S. Sage, Allensville, Switzerland
Co., lad., $1 for Organ. Bro. S. says, he
likes to encourage independent papers in
all moral and political questions, and tlut
his subicription may go for the one we lost
sometime since because of our defease of
the common school system.
Bro. T.Allshouse, Newberry, Oeaugy Co.,
0.,$ I for Organ. Bro. A. is rather hard
upou a good many professed Temperance
men. He says :
"If you were acquainted with the habits
ot the people up here in Cheesedom, you
would not think it strange that I do not
send you more names. We hare a great
many Temperance people up here ; but they
would rather make a cheese and get the
dollar for it, than to take a Temperance
paper. 1 hope there will be a revival iu the
ranks of Temperance here. There ought to
be. I sometimes think that Dollars and
Cents hare a deeper hold on the minds
of some professed Temperance men, than
the cause of Temperance. By their fruits
ye shall know them. They can add farm to
larm, and loan money at 10 per cent, but
a few only can afford to spend a dollar for a
paper (the Organ) that will grace any man's
We have no right to complain for want
of a sufficient patronage to pay our cur
rent expenses ; and we think Bro. A. is
rather too harsh in his remarks. The great
mass of the Temperance men in Ohio are
laboring people, and rery many of them can
not afford to be liberal. They should all (and
no doubt do) take a paper ; but because
they do not see proper to patronize the Or
gan, they should not be reflected upon.
Bro. D. W. Green, Moscow Mills, Morgan
Co. 0., $7 for Organ. Bro. G. says :
Temperance is at a low stage in this
township, although we hare two church
organizations, in our inmediate neighbor
hood. I hare had a hard time of it to ob
tain a club for the Temperance paper. I
asked one man, (an officer in one of the
churches) to take a copy. He said, he did
not think he could take it, for he was op
posed to the Maine Law. I asked him if he
liked to take a dram once in a while ; he
said he did. The people in oar neighbor
hood are just temperate enough to be the
worst kind of Temperance men. By the
way, there is a curiosity up this way, to
know who draughted and adroeated the
Liquor Law of last winter we would like
to know if you can gire us any information.
No doubt they think that they are the
men, and wisdom will die with them I We
would like you to adrise them to keep out
of the way of Barnum, for he might be
after them to exhibit in his museum." ' '
We can not answer the question as to
who the author of the bill is ; but it was
adroeated by prominent Democrats and
Whigs, and it owes its paternity mainly to
the Democratic party.
We are sorry to inform our Bro. W, E
Ruric, that number is entirely exhausted.
Bro. L. S. Ellsworth, Calias, Morrow Co.,
0., $1 for Organ.
Bro. John M. Allen, New Castle, Lau
rence, Co., Pa., $1 for Oregon.
Bro. B. Ballard, Goshen, 0., $2 for Tacts.
Bro. H. Forrest Green, Chillicothe, 0.,
$1 for Organ, from Circleville, 0.
Bro. W. Jenkins, Oolumbus, 0., $3 for
Organ from Bataira, 0.
Bro. B. S. Brown, D. G. W. P. Bellefon
talue, 0., $1 for Organ. We copy from his
letter : " The work goes bravely on in this
county. The people are forming Alliances
In many of the townships' and whenever
they can be induced to attend the meetings,
they nearly alLgive their names to the Al
liance pledge, if It is so explained as to make
them comprehend its aim and objects, and
proposed mode of operation. I find the prin
cipal objection to be a fear of separate polit
ical organization. I have no doubt, that
Temperance men so far hold the balance of
power, as to be able to compel ono or the
other of the two great parties, to nominate
candidates pledged to a prohibitory law in
nearly all the counties in the State. And
when they are thus cominated, if we are
true to ourselves, they will be elected,
whether Whig, Democrat or Free Soiler. If
we abandon this plan and make separate
nominations, establish another political
party, we array all the other parties against I
us, drive from our ranks many, very many
good men and in all probability, suffer our
selves to be defeated."
Bro. N. McDonald, Clifton, 0., $7 for Or
gs. Forth Ohio Organ.
The Necessity of a Speedy Remedy.
During a month past some three
persons have died, in this city and
the cause of thei." death is traceable,
at once to the influence of intoxica
ting liquors; one of the number was
under that distressing affliction, com
monly known as Delerium Tremens;
a constant annoyance to family and
friends, and was by the proper author
ities lodged in the county prison, and
during the first night away from his
family and all human sympathy, he
died, and was carried from the prison
to the grave. This last might have
been saved. A previous affliction of the
kind of which he died had been visi
ted upon him; it had spoken to him the
unmistakable language that he must
abstain entirely from the jtse of the
poison. He faithfully promised the
writer he would, but no sooner had
he wandered forth from his bed of
sickness, than the tempter was pre
sented; he drank, and drank again,
and died a drunkard. If the foregoing
were all that were in danger of meet
ing so sad a fate, we would gladly
withhold all reference to them, but
our observation teaches us that many
other of our fellow-citizens are stand
ii.g upon the brink of the same
awful precipice, and if they Btop not
the use of the same fiery draught it will
plunge them down that precipice
into the abyss of woe. Some of these
citizens are among our acquaintances,
and are among the number that we
look upon as endowed by the God of
nature with those noble characteristics
that endears them to their families
and friends. We might expostulate
with them on the subject, and use
every influence that lays in our power
to win them from their vice; we have
ta'ked to them upon the subject; they
have like the man above referred to,
promised, but like him have met the
tempter in their path, and appetite
has controlled moral resolution, thej
still drink.JAll might promise dili
gently to adhere to the principles of
temperance, but, despite the tears of
a broken hearted wife, the deep solic
itude and cries of distressed children,
the prayers and earnest persuasions
of fellow citizens, they will be lost
unless there is a remedy that will
prove successful in removing the
temptation. The tide that is so fast
engulphing so many of this portion of
our citizens, will not be stayed so long
as we justify the sale of intoxicating
liquors at the corner ot almost, every
square, and in almost every street.
These engines of death must be de
stroyed, every feeling of humanity
cries out against theml The tears
of wives and children says amen, to
their destruction! The interests of
such as drink, for both worlds, says
away with theml The word of God
pronounces the heaviest woe against
him "that puts the cup to his neigh
bor's mouth," and shall these go un
heeded? Shall derision from the in
human grogseller still defeat their
aim? Let every patriot say no! no!
no! And if at the present time, we
are to a great extent unprotected by
law, let us form our determination to
have law, a Jaw of entire prohibition,
for it is this, and this alone, that will
successfully remove the temptation.
"Moral suasion for the drunkard,
and legal suasion for the liquor sel
ler." J. H. Hamilton.
Circleville, 0., May 12, '53.
' i
For lb Organ. '.
Columbus, May 9th, 185.
Dear Organ : Notwithstanding all
that has been done for the suppression
of intemperance, what day transpires
that does not open some fresh act in
the horrid drama of the red-eyed mon
ster, that does not add some new crime
to his dark calendar fresh tears to
the fountain of wo he has opened in
our midst?
But a day or two since, two Irish
men, near this place, drank themselves
into a state of beastly intoxication,
and when too f8r gone to be conscious
of danger, laid themselves down by
the track of the locomotive; one of
them with his head directly upon the
iron rail. The ponderous catthun
dered by, and left the headless body
quivering in the agonies of death.
O, Intemperance! how long must these
immolations upon thy bloody altar
In connection with this, my mind
was impressed with another incident.
While counting the proceeds of a
day's sale, an inscription upon the
back of a three dollar note arrested my
attention. Traced in a fair business
hand, indicating education and intel
lect, I read, " The last of a fortune left
me two years since, and here this goes
for rum!" What a tale the imagina
tion could read in that brief inscrip
tion : the hasty career from wealth to
poverty from innoconce to crime;
from conscious independence and
manly pride, to degradation, loss of
character and all that was ennobling.
But we forbear reflections, and only
inquire, how long must these things
continue? Is it any wonder that the
friends of humanity are concentrating
their strength to drive from the land
the fruitful source of so much crime
and wretchedness? D. A. R.
Lamartine is dying his physician
having up all hopes of recovery.
The Penitent Drunkard. ,,.
'; t A WATCHMAN.' " 1 ,! '
"Why art thou sadY""" o, do not stkl '. .'' ,
For I have drained the bitter cup: ,
'Twould be a vain and hopeless task, v
To tell what woe hare filled it up. ' 1
. The brightest charms ofesrth, which flung ,
Their noon-tide radiance o'er my way,
. In night's dark drapery are hung, ",
Where'er my footsteps turn, or stray. 1
I walk anheeded by the throng, , '. ...ii
Who once a hasty welcome gave; ,
Nor hear their praises, loud and long,
, Which they bestowed on fashion's slave.
And am I changed? What evil aptrlt
Hath turned their friendship into hate? . . ,
Those friends with whom 1 took delight ,
Now help to seal my dismal fate. "
Yes, I am changed? Into my brow, '
The narka of shame are deeply driven;
A"d oa my bended knees I bow, ,
And offer p a prayer to Heaven.
That Ha who notes the sparrow's rail, ". .
And hears the raven when they cry, '
Will help and save me when t call,' . . . ... .!
Nor pass this wretched slnnor by, ,
Why am 1 changed? The social glass, .., ,
Which hath a poison tn its charm,
Between my Hps would often pass,
I scorned to tear Its deadly biiiui. .
I heeded not the warning voice '-.
Of her I early woo'd and won;
' But made the wine cup my first choice,
And thus to ruin hurried on.
In yonder grave-yard, bending low, ' i
My nightly vigils oft 1 keep
While tears of grief do freely flow '"'
i O'er her who lies In death's cold sleep. ,
God know I loved her long and true, , . . i
Although a Are was lis my brain,
But that poor heart, which trouble slew,
Will never throb form again, -i '
Where'er I turn my wistful eye
1 feel that I am all alone;
No friend to charm me when I sigh;
Nor answer back a kindly tone.
And if I take the drunkard's bowl, ' .
And taste tbe bliss that sparkles there,,
Dark demons wait to seize my soul,
And drag it down to black despair..
Great Godl on thee, my only hope,
1 cast my burden and my cure;
Be thou rny help, and lift nie up, , ,
Nor let me faint aud languish here. ' '
Ft. Watnb and Southern Railroad.--We
feel highly gratified in being able to state
to the public that the grabbing and grading
of the northern division of this road, consist,
ingot sixty-four miles; (from this point to
Ft. Wayne,) has recently beea let, oa very
favorable terms, to energetic and responsible
contractors, to be completed in twelve mouths.
The early completion of this road it no idle
fancy, but a reality tending more to the ad
vancement of the agricultural aud commercial
intercut ot eastern and northern Indiana,
than any other project. Mettenger, Muncie,
Ind., Ulk.
LiBikAL Donations. Mitt Mary Murray,
of New York city, hat made a donation of a
lot of grbnnd, valued at $25,001), on which to
erect new Presbyterian church in that city,
to be known as the " Murray Hill Presbyte
rian Chnrch," together with Sunday school
and lecture room. Samuel Appleton, Esq., of
Boston, has given f 3.0UU towards tbe erection
of an Academy in hit native place, New Ip
swich, N. H j and Nathan Appleton, his
brother, hat given $500 for the same object.
Magnificent Entibpbibi. The hydraulic
canal at Niagara Pall! it about to be com
menced and vigorously prosecuted to comple
tion. A company with a capital of $50,000
has been formed, embracing men of wealth
and enterprise in New York and Boston, The
canal will be three-fourths of a mile long,
seventy feet wide, and ten feet depth of wa
ter, and is to be ent with perpendicular tide,
through a solid limestone ledge.
DOLLARS per month can be made byen
eseinc In a business which anr merchant.
clerk, farmer, or meihanic can follow without
hindrance to their business This Is no book
agency, or anything ol that nature. Tbe business
is such that failure is impossible. I have received
lettera from a great many who have availed them
selves of this; all of whom speak in the highest
terms of itt and some say they are making more
than sixty dollars per month. It ia a permanent
business five dollar capital i enouah to com
mence on. 1 will forward the above instructions '
upon the receipt of two dollars, (post paid) ad
dressed to B. STEPHENSON 8 , Box 16, Clr.
cleville, Ohio. may 20
HAS removed to Sixth street, Uacons' Building,
under Magnolia Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. Man
ufacturer of Costumes and Kegalia of (very des
cription, for Masons, Odd Fellow, Suns of Tem
perance, ieniple of Honor, Druids, Ked Men,
Brotherhood of tbe Uoion, and Good fellows.
B3T Being a member of the above Orders, I am
prepared at all timea to furnish everything apper
taining thereto with punctuality and deauatch.
Knight Templars, Royal Arch and Master Ma
sons, ked Men, Druids, Temple of Honor, Brother
hood of the Union, aud Good Fellows' Clothing
made, of the best quality snd material.
Emblem, Jewel and Staff Head, always oa
tyAll artlclea for opening New Lodges (and
Knoampmenta kept on band.
Masonic Offering and Craftsman, The Odd Fel
lows' Offering and Toit Book.
Sana. KasD, t.Q.U I A. B. (Uaar, P. 0. M.
C. Mooaa.P.M. ,., W.G.Wiu.us.G.M.

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