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The Ohio organ, of the temperance reform. (Cincinnati, [Ohio]) 1853-1854, June 17, 1853, Image 1

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VOLUME 2.
. 111. ; ,'-1. Ijj ' I '
) '; Bill Jonhson'r Pledge.1. ";! ''
'.V.The , Rev. John' Abbot, the sailor
.'preacher, addressed the Washingto
nians of Poughkeepsie on Saturday er
,ening,r Sept. 17.' After anidmarver
ing upon the,1 conduct of clergymen
and otner persons who refuse to sign
,the pledge, because they love to drinlf
.3 little wine occasionally, and illustrat
ing the influence' which the 'example
'of ucb individual's exerts on' society,
,ave the following simile :' ',"
: During the last war with Great Brit
laln ar American soldier' expressed a
strong desire to have an ppportunitj
'of displaying his valor, but when the
' opportunity offered itself, he ' was th6
first to seek a hiding place. His eye
'caught the sight of an old hollow tree
jn which he snugly erisconded himself
inoV watched the movements of the
'red coats through a knot hole, wiht the
same interest that the Texan lover did
'when he beheld his gal sewing bear
skin petticoats, though with very differ
ent feelings. ' ' ' ''
'At last when they passed, he sighed,
,'4I hope every one of them will be
taken prisoners 1" ':' ; . ' ;
'His whole heart was in the cause,
iike many people who say they are
'the friends of Temperance; but when
kindly solicited to lend the influence
of their names and examples to the
refusing to do .so, as luuic ami oowura
Jy as the ioidier of hollow-treo mem-
ory. , f' : ' ; ;'
Mr. Abott concluded with the story
. of Bill Johson, who was raised from
(the pit, of inebriation through his in
, strumentaly. ' . ;
' Mr Johnson, at the close of a cold
water lecture, intimated that he must
ba pertpitted to sign . the pledge his
own way, which he did in these
' wprrda : y," I, William Johnson, pledge
'wiyself to drink no intoxicating liquor
.for one year." Some thought he would
loot stick three days ; others,, allowed
him a week ; and a few gave him two
weeks.' But the landlord who knew
hi'm best, said he was good stuff, but
at the end of the year Bill would have
, real bender. . . ; J
Before the year was quite gone, Mr.
Johnson was asked by Mr. Abbott,
"Bill, ain't you going to renew the
pledger - ,
' Well, I don't know, Jack, but what
I will., I have done pretty well so far,
will you let me sign it again my own
'way ? , .,' '.. ;' , " ,' . .
1 0 yes," any way so that you won't
drink rum." i ' . ' . , ,
He writes, I, William Johnson,
sign this pledge for nine hundred and
ninety-nine years, and if living at the
end of that time, I intend to make out
a lease for life." ''" , "
, A day or two after, Johnson went to
see his old landlord,' who eyed him as
a hawk does a chicken. "0, landlordl"
whined Bill, accompanied with sun
dry contortions of the body as if en
during the roost excrutiating torments,
"I have such a lump on my left side."
" That's because you have stopped
drinking; you won't live two years
longer at th"is rate."
"If I commence drinking, will the
lump go awayi" ' ' : '
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CINCINNATI, FRIDAY,,
, 'if, Yes. If you don't you will have
another just such a lump on the other
Side.',' ;.,. ! - 'j,,-,. j-; tUo'V) c' h
. ,(," Do, you think so, landlordl'f .
,(:;'?, J ;kjBow it; you will hare them on
your .arms, back, breast and .head;
you'll be. covered all over with lumps."
fi jfr .WelUmay.be J, will,", said Bilvi
- ij," Come, Bill ,"; , said, the landqrd,
"let's drink together ;" , at , the, same
time pouring out the, red stuff rom a
decanter ( into .his glasses,, gug, gug,
-ifi.No,frresid Jphntoi "I can't, for I
have signed the pledge again.". ,
. You hain't though! You're a fooUf
. : V Yes,, that pld sailor coaxed so
hard. I ccUidn't get off,",. . '
I; wish the devil had that old ras
qali.well, for how long a time do you
go this this time?" ;(, .1,
p For nine hundred and ninety-nine
years," whimpered Bill. ,;', , . ..
, u You won't live a year ,,,
,;f; Well, if I. drink, yoq are sure the
lump on my side will go away?" .
... r Yes." ;i , . , ',
'.And if I don't drink, I will have
just such a lump on the other side" ;
"Yes." ,
; " Well, I guess I won't drink ; here
is the lump," continued Bill, holding
up something with a hundred dollars in
it, ."and you say I'll have more such
lumps that's what I want 1 "'Mich-
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' '' ;'' .Loafers.;
We ransack our vocabulary in vain
to find words to express our abhor
rence of a "loafer." Amid the stiring
activo scenes of this laboring world,
and still loaf about with nothing to do,
Ah, no! they do something. They hang
about fashionable saloons, seeking for
prey. The moment the young mechan
ic has left the shop, where he has
done honor to himself and friends, he
is seized by the, "button-hole" by
these lurking wolves, and enticed to
Spend a pleasant hour insome aiAon-
able came : and it may be that at the
very moment, when the evening prayer
of a tona motner is ascenamg 10
Heaven for the protection of her son,
these destrovers of fond hopes are
chuckling over their new victims. , O,
ye pests of society, how can ye escape
the damnation ot iieii 1
The swindler goes to State Pris
on for his rascality. The man who
sells poison to another and while thus
noisonfid. robs him of his money, is
an agent of the people and the pet of
good citizens.
The great law of Nature is "eat and
be eaten." The spawn-eater swal
lows the worm, the shark swallows
the spawn-eater; the hawk pounces
on the chicken the' eagle on the
hawk the sportsman on the eagle;
rogues feed on honest men, pettifog
gers on rogues, and the devil on pet-tif-nrrffflrs.
Queer arrangement this;
butwho will say that it is not all the
best? Let us turn over ana renect.
"If it was'nt for hope the heart
would break," as Mrs. Perkins said
when she buried her seventh husband,
and looked anxiously among the fu
neral crowd for another. - . .
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n wln.i'i XBeautifuj: Extract, r ( ;)
The editor of Knickerbocke)f attribt
Utes the following' to Ike Marvel, find
it is certainly worthy of him'. Read it
without. tears you, cani j,.,;T ( )
" ' '.Lasi evening 'as' We were walking
ieisureiir along, tle music of choirs in
the churches came floating atinto the
darknests around us, and thevwere' all
hew ahd sti-anjje tunes but 6ne.'-And
that rthe-i.it" was fi6t suntf asWe? hafa
heard ' It,1 but' It awakelncda 'train of
long-buried memories, that rose td us
even as mey were Deiore ine cemery
of the soul had a.tomb m it.; .;' ' :
;7 It1 was ?weet. old , Corinth' they
were sinffinff strains' ,'thal we 1 have
seldoih'' heard since 1 the rose'color of
life was blanched J ' and rwe were, la
moment uhck Hgaia iq iu 01 u vuiage
church, and it Was a summer'aftet
noon, and the yellow sunbeams were
streaming through the' West windows,
and the silver hair of the old deacon
who sat in the pulpit, was , turned tcj
gold in its light,'- and the minister,
who we used to think could, never qie,
so good was he, had concluded , ap
plication' and 'exhortadon,' and the
village choir was singing the last hymn
and the tune was 'Corinth' .
, . It is years we dare not think how
many--since then,' and 'the prayers of
DnvKl the on pC Jpsiis nre ended,'
nod tna ciiuir are acutwjioa uuu uuuu.
The girl with blue eyes that sang alto
and the girl with the black eyes that
sang air the eyes of the one were
like a clear June heaven at noon. J hey
both became wives, and both mothers,
and they both died. ,' Who shall say
they are not singing ''Corinth'' still
where Sabbaths never wane, and con
gregations never break, lip ! : There
they sat. Sabath after Sabbath, by
the square column at the right of the
'leader,' and, to Our ybung. arsl their
tones were the 'very soul of musio.'-i
That column bears still their pencilled
names, as they wrote them in those
days, life's June, in 183 . before
dreams of change had overcome their
spirits like a summer's cloud.' .. . . ,i
' Alas ! . that with the old singers
most of the sweeter tunes have died
upon the air, but they linger in mem
ory, and they shall yet be sung iri
the sweet reunion of song that shall
take place byand-by in a hall whose
columns are beams of morning light,
whose ceiling is pearl, whose floors
are all gold, and where hair never
turns silvery, ahd hearts never erow
old. Then she that sang alto, and
she that sang air, will be in their place
once more.'- . '.'. .''.'' .' ' "'
The Lowell Railroad, which has been
in operation about sixteen years, has
carried ten millions of passengers,; or
two hundred and sixty millions of
persons one mile, without : having lost
a lile in that period. ' v -
A Madrid journal says that it is re
ported that Santa , Anna has not
only claimed the protection of Spain
against the ' United States, but of
France and England.' and that the
communication had been favorably
received. .' ",., ,,,;.;. ,,.,,, A' '.,",.
N0"2lWH()LE,:K0.-rf
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o., A Voice from Korr,ow Comity;
It gives us' great 'pleasure 'to pre
sent to our .readers such encouraging
accounts of the workings qt th? ns
of; j Temperance as(the following,
is from a true and devoted, &QiLii,', . i
Lf:'Ml f-i,! I,,.,; JiiBlETT, Jun Id, 1853. 4 "
: jiMa Editob : :I write merely id no
tice the fact, that.two Divrsiona: of
Sons of Temperance haye been organ
ized in thls vicinity' One oh the1 11th
of, Mav,,.at Sparta, .Morrow;, county,
consisting of eleyen members'. ' These
iye promise of successalthough, they
are almost entirely wanting in 'expei
rience in oond,ucting the, affairs of the
Division, two or three only ever hav
big belonged, before.. . The other on'
the first of June at Canterbury, Knox
county,: consisting of , 'sixteen mem-(
ers, good and true, an.i will make it
succeed. " They have had more expe-'
rience, several having been members;
of this (Hopewell,) Division for Soma
time prior to. their organizing. ! Sparta
Piyision is situated about five miles.
N". W., ahd Canterbury Division about
four miles S. W, of this, so you see
we have the old king in pretty close
quarters iu this vicinity. The influ
ence of these three Divisions is imr
mense and well calclated to make the
cause succeed, Our most fierce pppo
Bi!.ks lia8'c(wed,' ... NoneracqiaintRdf ,
with the fraits of our labors, can, with -the
least propriety or sense, raise an
objection to our Order. We have
within our halls many who have been
addicted to the intoxicating bowl.
Now, instead of three or four habitual
drunkards,, in our village, as was the
case prior td the organization of Hope
well Division, we have none. Instead
of three rum-shops in full blast, doing
theork of death, we have but one.
These facts silence all objections.
'.Had I time, I would like to write
you a short account of our rise and
progress, with the causes of our unpar
alleled success. 1 may do this at some
future time, but will forbear at pres
ent. Yours, in L. P. and F. '
r . ,' A Son.'.
A ' row occurred at the Catholic
Church, in Elmira New York between'
the Priest and some of his flock. The
former was knocked down and his
priestly robes terribly lacerated.
A manfacturer in Franoe: has br-
wurdfid to the World's Fair a mirror:
plate, 22 feet by 10; l inches thick,
said to be the largest ever made. ' It
has arrived safe. ' 1 ; '
Tha Wilmincrton Politician says;
tWa is a cat belonging to a lady in.
that city over forty years old. ; The-
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over forty years' rerers 10 ine cai,;
undoubtedly, as no lady ' was ever
known to reach that age. ' J ' ;
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A bet of 130,000 franca ii pending
on a race from Bordeaux to IT. S., between
in American , Ship, called, the f resident
Fillmwe and a French Clipper called Ben
jamin.
A r jmmissloner has been appoint
ed to settle the boandary between Greece
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