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' i For Wi Orgm. Ikeaiforlies. iFBiEHDi or1 TMP"Aiici :The writer of this note has been trying to Arouse h fellow citizens, by-public speaking and various other means, and has come in contact ith'a great variety'1 of opponents to the Maine Law.t I ni satisfied; however, that if we are defeated, it will; be owing to two main causes., first, political par tisans, will not, 10 a great extent, sac rifice one iota of party preferences for the sake of the cause, and they are continually crying out, it whig trick, or aJ democratic trick.;; When democrats ;are prominently active, they cry out to the, whigs, beware of a locofoco cheat! "When whigs are foremost in the cause, then the cry is, look out for whig trick.1 Don't be entrapped! . Now, party lies must not control temperance men in the con-test- for if thev do we shall be beaten, and the enemy knows this well. ' But tVm Rpcnnd thincf to fear, is the abom inable system of L!ES4hat are every where and everv dav , promulgated about the Maine Law. and the obiecta of those who advocate , a prohibitory law in Ohio. To counteract these falsehoods, ioin together in bands. raise a purse for gratuitous circulation of tracts and campaign papers, and see, that every hamlet is supplied by a regular , colporter system, weeiuy T?v this means lifht will serine up these lies will be put down, and our cause will triumph; There is no other way, depend upon it. Spread the litrht for a vast .majority of the voters in Ohio don't get an item ef truthful temperance news once a 1 ttr T month. J " ' Forth Ortn. Knights of Temperance: New Order. For a long time have many Sons of Temperance had in contemplation the erection of a new Order, bearing the above name, the membership of which should be composed of Sons in good and regular standing at the time of joining, and had been thus for one year previous. The objects of the proposed institution are to strengthen the fraternal relations of the brother hood by pledges to each other, the adoption of modes of recognition, and the promotion of the great cause of temperance and of virtue. It is in tended more especially for the young Sons, as we wish to awaken their chivalric feelings and arouse their dormant energies. ' The fees and dues may be regulated by each society, 60 as to meet its ex penses, and we wish to have it par ticularly understood, that this) is not intend d for a beneficial institution as regards cash benefits. Meetings will be held monthly. It is designed that there shall be three degrees, viz: Red, White and Blue, with regalia for each, forming, in the whole, a beauti ful "symbol of our Order," and an appropriate and expressive emblem of our object, which is, war upon the li quor traffic. Thus have we endeav ored, briefly, to explain the objects of our proposed institution. Brethren, what think you of it? Young and chivalric brethren, what think you of it? To you do we ap peal. Shall we bave an Order com posed of the good and the true of our present noble institution of those who have adhered to the "three great prin ciples on which we rest." Let the response be aye! . Let it come from the east and the west,. from the north and the south. . Wherever the tri-col- ered banner waves, from thence let the response come. ... , For the present, the undersigned will answer all; post-paid letters from brethren wishing information. Though there be but one brother favorable in a Division, let him write and become acquainted with our plans of opera-iien.- Address Augustus P. Nixon, Flanders, Morris county, N. J, TH$ f OHIO: pilGAIf ;QFi iTHJ2 The Secretary ef ,the State Execu tive C Ommittee h addressed the bl owing circular to the Managers' of the different railroads in the State'for the purpose of securing the reduction of tare on the occasion oi. me state Convention. We hope the circular will have the desired effect, as by thjs trrangement, '., the number attending the meetings win De increasea more than one half it otherwise would be. The Secretary will please notify us as early as possible of the result of each application, that we may inform our readers in due season. Columbus, Ohio, Jan 6th, 1653. To Iht President, , Director! and Su perintendent of the eeveral Railroad within the State of Ohio. , ! Ggntlemek: The State Temper ance Executive Committee have been requested by the Grand Division of the Hons ol I emperance tor tne otate of Ohio, to correspond with you seve- rauy, ami cuuccuici, u jjubjmuig, uu the subject of a reduction of fare on your several roads to persons attend ing Mass Conventions for benevolent or other purposes. ; ; 1 . We would, therefore, in accordance with our instructions, most respect fully represent, that the order passed by the Railroad Companies, and at present understood to be in force, re quiring forty or more persons to be present upon any one train, in order to be benefitted by the reduction of fare on such occasion?, has been found, in practice, to work very unequally, and probably, quite the reverse from what it was expected by the compa nies themselves; for it very frequently happens, that it is quite impossible for all persons, residing in the direc tion of any one line of the railroad to procure seats on the same train. The time of return, upon such occasions, must of necessity vary very consider ably; and though there may be a very large number of delegates attending a convention, it may -happen as it did at the last Temperance Conven tionthat not Jforty would be upon the same train, at one and the same time, although more 'than that num ber would pass over the same road, in the same direction, at different times. Anothcy consideration is of much; more importance, to witi the certain ' knowledge of persons leaving home upon such excursions, as to what is to be the expense attending it. This I is particularly important on occasions of Temperance Conventions. These assemblages are purely philanthropic, Pccuniaiily or politically there is no return expected or desired. Those who leave their homes on such excur sions are, for the most part, men in moderate circumstances. They have no sinister object in view. , They are obliged to economize, and if they leave home expecting, under the arrange ment of the railroad companies, to be transported at half the usual fare, and find on trial that this expectation is not realized, is ofton to them a very serious inconvenience, not to say in justice. . But the committee beg leave to sug gest, that the uncertainty of the con tingency on which the companies now agree to a reduction of fare, will and must prevent very large numbers from attending any public gathering on any occasion; and this consideration alone renders nugatory the principal object of a proposed reduction of fare, to wit: an augmentation of numbers in attendance. Now the committee beg leave to announce," that ' arrangements have been made and a call issued for the holding of a M ASS TEMPEIIAN CE CONVENTION at Columbus, on the 29th and 30th daysof June inst. We well know that Very l irge itambora of both sexes desire to attend that meet ing; and f the- assurance can be a IPERACE ftlffflmrjn r once, authoritatively given, tha per sons attending, that Convention. can; Srq and return at half fare, or return ree . by , paying . full fare, down, we have good grounds, for believing that the receipts of the several railroads will be very largely increased there-, by. There are to be several eminent speakers in . attendance, and the at tractions presented are calculated and expected to draw together a very large concourse of people. , ,' , A The committee also beg leave to call the attention of such officers of the respective companies as have con trot of these matters, to the great tm portarice to the pecuniary interests of the companies, as wen as to the con stituency which we represent, of some speedy action and authoritative an nouncement of the precise arrange ment which mar be depended upon on this occasion; and they would most respectfully suggest, that if the com panies think it expedient to adopt any contingency as a condition of a redac tion of fare; it should have reference to the number in regular attendance at the Convention, rather than any number happening to be on any one tram at the same time. We most ear nestly hope, however, that a certificate of membership will be the only con dition required; and we think this will gieatly promote the interest of i the company themselves. If desired, the committee will furnish every conduc tor, in advance, with sample: certifi cates of membership, with the signa ture of our Secretary,. Mr. Warren Jenkins,, of; Columbus, attached, so that no imposition may be practicable; or they will cause to bejeountersigned any card or ticket which the compa nies themselves may issue. . Will the proper officer or officers of the respective companies please com municate as soon as possible with Mr, Warren Jenkins, of Columbus, as the Secretary ,of this committee, the result of this application, in order that pub lication may be extensively made in due time. ; . ; We, are, gentlemen, most ' respect fully, your obedient servants, -,-.!; SlMUBL F. Gilt, . E. M. Grkoory, . F. D. Kimball, T. A. Plahtz, D. E. Thomas, i : C. N. Olds, ; WlRSEN Jknkhs, J. B. Tbomfsok, ; ' J. J. Janhzt, Tho8. Moodie, ,: Piter Sells. ,.. P. S. Since the within circular was printed, we have been handed a pant phlet report of the proceedings of the Ohio Railroad Convention, held in Columbus. December 7th, and 8th 1852, published by cder of the Con vention.' Rule No. 9 is in these words ' " Persons attending Agricultural Fairs Conventions called for mi eious, literary, scientific or other pur poses Stute or, national excursion expeditions, at halt first class passen eer fare; provided, that the number of persons attending such conventions, or going on such excursion trips, and applying lor ticKeis, snail not Dp un der forty. ... . We wonder that any company, with this rule before them, could have in terpreted it to mean that forty dele' gates, should be . found upon any one train. yy e suppose mat it nas ongi nated in a mistake, but as the practi cal operation has been to nullify the genera! intentions ; of; the i Railroad Uonvention, we trust that, a unnorm interpretation of the rule will at once be adopted, to the effect that , the number in attendance at the vonven ; tion shall be the contingency on whicl the iare, is to oe reaucea. ineieau oi the number on .any one . train; ana inis, .ii. tne companies require h, tM be, cerilieq by the othcers ot te joa , , . . r" to Offta. "" " ' "' 'Jxom'Jf enif isee.-, ' AuuanpuV, Jun 4th, 1853, Bbo. ClarK : The : ternnerance car is rolling in Tennessee.' "The temper ance men of De Kalb county, met inr convention at cmithville, Thursday! 2nd instant, (having previously de--clared by solemn resolution, to 'sup-? port ho man for either branch of the Legislature, who is itot the avowed 7 frien d of a prohibitory law,) and nom 1 mated a candidate for .representative. ! the candidates of both political par- ties, having refused" to advocate thev measure ; and a day was appointed to meet in convention, In the senatorial " district and if neither of the regu-1 lar nominees of either political party, will declare In favor or prohibw tion," the friends" of temperance are aeierminea j oring oui a muu iu will. ' Thus jou see we are determine 1 ed to inow no party; in! the coming canvass, save mat oi pronioiuon, ana anti-prohibition. 1 he old distinctions,.. Whig and Democrat, sink into insig-' nificance, when compared to this great moral movement. We know the con- )J test will be fierce the struggle hard , but we are preparing for it. " ' V Please send me, as a specimen, one of Bro. S. F. Cary's Campaign Tracts, ana u on examination, u snouiu ap- Eear to suit our ' condition," you will--'-ear from us again. r ; If we should1 be dereated in the coming election, we : will solace our selves by the reflection, that all great , measures have been violently opposed.'1. The religion of the' Bible was more -violently opposed than ' any other re -formation ever known j yet it was desV -tined to triumph no less certain ii the great moral movement the temy perance reform destined to triumph." . The different counties in the State, are holdiug conventions and preparing-, by organizations, for the contest, and on the1 1st Thursday in August next,' . King Alcohol will see st4f things, such as he never witnessed ia Tennes see, before. J Yours in L. P. cV F,N . h . ; , Thomas J.Snksd.. The Maine law in PorUani . The following letter has been re-f- ceived from Portland, which we are' happy to be able to lay. before- omr reaaers. j ; ' ' ' ; Rev. N. W WauAiis-Eoved broth- er; Tour - letter, dated April l$t . came to my hands, last , Saturday, on my return to this eity after a short absence. .., - s -: :,, In , regard , to the Temperance cause" in this city, 1 am not prepared to speak very definitely. ,1 handed i Jour letter to Rey., Mr. , Hadly, who, as been for four yeara city mission- ary in Portland, and requested him to furnish answers to the questions you propose, which service, he is far - better prepared to , do than I am, I . send you his replies. ' ""J ' ' . You ask, how is the Maine Law re- -garded in Portland by the people gen- -erally,' and to what extent it is exe cuted? ;;;fv "I am confident,',' ." writes Mr., H., "that the Maine Law is regarded with great favor by a very large majqrity of the people in general ; and ; by not less than seventh eights of the more sober, intelligent, and conscientious." "I think it may be fairly assumed that the Law is, and will be thorougly ex. ecuted." '. ;J ".",.".','..-, 2.' Have you any open shopsor. the sale of intoxicating, liquor.', ... ; ,Ans. "Noae." , ., ."" .;.',.', ",'f ,," .., ' 3. Are your .officers willipg to serve warrants ' upon ay, who yiolate thc Law, an'd is there any difficulty in prO' curing convictions of the guilty t Ans, The officers are willing to serve warrants in all proper oases: and no difficulty exist iiprocuripg convic tions, beyond what is common in ' alii criminal prosecutions." ' ' ' .' ' " '