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C3 THE ( OHIO ORGAN- OF Li THE TEMPER ANCE REFORBI.
THE OHIO ORGAN, OF THE TEMPERANCE KEfOBM. Cincinnati, Acgmt 9, I8J3. TERMS. ! "' JHnrie rabeerlptieoa, tt Olaba el tea ul epwardi, 1 SO All nbtsttptiau matt be eoooapanled with the seae, aa addreeaed, pHtajid, to . CALEB CLARK. n ' ' . Baa Faajau Pinm Horai, ' i' . Cincinnati, O. . . , Campaign Organ. ) At lb aoUoitatlon or au; Mend, wo Intend mi Hi after 0U weok, M terae the Organ M a Campaign paper to thaee who do tot detiro to bo with w fcr a yoar. Wo know than are man y who will only pafaoaUo a paper during an exciting can aria, and Hi this elans of reader (hat wo deiir to reach. Lt orory acttre temperance maa do Ua duty la elrenlatlng tho Campaign Organ, a wt In tend U lay on as d fpan not. W shall expose the enormities of tho liquor traffic, and the otUs result lag therefrom. The opponent of our eaow, be they whom they may, will be handled without gloree. Our umi aro ai low at ean bo afforded. AU elubi must bo tent to one address. 1 ( . Term, 20 Cent per Copy. Editor's Post Office Address. ' , Those who WTite to our Editor, S. F. Cary, should address him at College Hat, Ohio, and not at Cincinnati. The Campaign Organ. Over fix hundred subscribers have been added to our list since our last issue ! We have not been able to keep a supply of back numbers on hand for the last six weeks, so great has been the demand. Every friend of the cause will rejoice to know that there is such an increasing interest manifested in the great question of annihilation. The people are seeking for information, and we have-no fears of a failure. Keep the Ball moving, friends. Mass Meetings. The friends of temperance will meet at the following times and places. Let the friends of the cause turn out en masse. There is nothing like mak ing a good show of ourselves. In Franklin county, August 8th, at Franklinville; August 13th at Wes ley Chapel, for Norwich and the south part of Perry townships; and August 25th, a Mass County Convention at Columbus. Temperance Camp Meetings. The friends of Temperance in the State of Indiana are making arrange ments for a series of camp meetings. There will be one at Metamora on the 10th and 1 1th days of August. There will be another at Dayton, about seven miles from Lafayette, beginning, on the 19th day of August and continu ing several days. Hamilton Co. Temp. Ex. Committee. The Committee met at Foster Hall on Monday last. Several speeches were made and plans considered. It seemed to be the unanimous opinion that the Maine Law should be advo cated, and men voted for who will support it in our National Councils. , On motion, it was i Resolved, That each Ward, Pre cinct and Township hold a Mass Meet ing to choose delegates to attend a County Convention, for the purpose of nominating a Maine Law Ticketfor members of the Legislature. The Committee adjourned until next Monday, at ten o'clock, when the time may be fixed for holding the Convention, which will take place shortly after that of the Democracy. " Vi':.A Great Kistake. : . ' '. j Several influential Journals in this State charge upon the friends of tem perance that they h.ve abandoned the good old doctrine of "moral suasion," and virtually acknowledged that we had toiled for "one generation" and accomplished nothing. ; Both the ac cusation and inference are false and mischievovs. There is in every great question involving the well-being of society, periods when different modes of address aryl action are necessary. When the temperance cause originated, the use of intoxicating drinks was uni versal. Liquor was an essential ele ment of hospitality, and was regarded as indispensable for the laboring man. It was believed to be necessary in warm and cold weather, in wet and dry, in the moming and in the eve ning, at all times and in all places. To dislodge this error, which was al most universally entertained, and which was entrenched behind a vicious appetite, necessarily required years of reflection and discussion. A plen tiful supply of the "good creature" was thought necessary to refresh the weary traveler, and hence grogshops had been located at every cross-road, and all along the public highway. These miserable and fatal delusions have been swept away by the strong current of popular opinion. , So won derfully has society progressed in twenty-five years, that the ablest tem perance address made then would be regarded as a very stale, fiat thing now, and would be an insult to the intelligence of the most ignorant au dience you could get together in the wildest region of the United States. What then had to be demonstrated by labored argument, is now universally conceded ; the propositions of twenty years ago, are axioms now the be ginning points in an argument. In stead of temperance . men acknow ledging that their efforts hitherto have been a failure, it is a matter of sur prise to them, under the circum stances, that so much has been ac complished. The great work of li quor annihilation is already more than half done ! True it is that grogshops are numerous, and drunkards and moderate drinkers still throng our streets ; but every well informed citi- ! zen acknowledges now that grogshops are a nuisance, and that liquor is a blighting curse. Temperance men have not aban doned any of their plans ; they rely as much upon moral suasion now as ever they did to accomplish its legiti mate mission. Nobody ever dreamed that men destitute of moral principle would willingly abandon liquor-selling so long as they could make it a matter of gain. Beecher, Edwards and Hewitt, and the other fathers of the reform, looked forward to the pe riod when the liquor manufacture and traffic was to be forbidden ; the pre cise mode and manner in which the work was tq,be accomplished they did not see. It was not necessary they should ; for there watf a herculean task before them to drive liquor from the side-boards of Christians, reverse the established rules of hospitality, convince all men that liquor was not only unnecessary to persons in health, but absolutely pernicious. ''Paul has planted, and Apollos watered," and God has "given the Increase.", ,' It is false, (entirely false, that the "originators and advocates acknow ledge that their plans have failed, and that they have or will abandon them." These men knew that agitation and discussion would not only evolve the truth but open the way for its ulti mate and complete triumph. " The Editor of the "Times" saya "It may seem- strange to some that we are so old-fashioned as to believe that the observance of the law of Heaven is all sufficient to reform, the evils incident to unregenerated human nature." We are of the same way of thinking, and hence it does not "seem strange" to us to hear such sentiments avowed. The observance of the old law of Heaven, "Thou : shalt not steal," would do away with all the laws against petit and grand larceny. The observance of the old law, "Re member the Sabbath day to keep it holy," would remove the necessity of laws against the liquor traffic on Sun day, and the Police Court could ad journ over from Saturday until Mon day morning. So we could go through the whole catalogue of the "old laws of Heaven," and show that "their ob servance" would do away entirely all houses of correction and prisons ; and the whole criminal and most of the civil code would be a dead letter. The misfortune is, however, that some will not observe that old law, and hence the necessity of penal codes and prisons. The old law of Heaven says, "Wo unto him that giveth drink to his neighbor, that putteth thy bot tle to him, that maketh him drunken." This is certainly equivalent to a com mand, "thou shalt not do it." Men not having the fear of Ood, or the terrors of his jaw before them, will steal, will bear false witness, will kill, will put the bottle to their neighbor's lips, and ' human' government is a Heaven-appointed means to punish the guilty and, arrest the progress of the transgressor. The principles of the Maine Law are precisely in accor dance with the whole scope and tenor of that "old law of Heaven," and hence our hearts approved of it. God's law teaches that the power of resis tance to evil, (by moral suasion,) must be cultivated within, and the temptation to do evil must be re moved, (by legal suasion,) from with out. When the children of Israel were led into Canaan, they were di rected to build temples and construct altars dedicated to the God of Heaven, that they and their children might know and do their duty. ! These were the means to be employed to cultivate in the heart a spirit of holy living. The friends of temperance who do not wish to get rid of grogshops, would have us 6top at this point. "They would permit us to build halls and Division rooms, make speeches, per suade and entreat the fallen, to rise, and admonish the moderate drinker of his danger, and then be quiet and let the world wag. But the "old law of Heaven stops not here." The child ren of Israel were also required to destroy the idol temples, hew down the graven images, that they and. their children "miff hi not be tempted to go astray. We are taught to pray, "lead u not into temptation, but de liver us from evil.' The "old law of Heaven" not only addresses every possible motive which can influence' the human mind, to choose the way of holiness, to walk righteously and god ly in thlg evil world, but it is terribly severe against those who will not yield to thia pressure of motive, but go In the way of sin and folly. ! ' We close this article -already too long with the simple,, friendly sug gestion to those who would save the; liquor traffic from the vengeance of an enlightened popular sentiment, not to appeal to the "old law of Heaven', for precedents and principles to sus tain them. "Moral suasion" to in duce holy living, and "legal suasion' to avenge violated law, are written upon every page of God's word, and. the Maine Law is effective because it is consonant with the Almighty's great plan of moraT government. 1! ' ;J Mingling Temperance with Politicly Some timid, well-meaning souls are drawn away from the path of duty and induced to vote for whisky candi dates because it will not do to mingle temperance with politics. We would like to know why such an admixture ought not to be made. Why should not a man carry his temperance print ciples to the ballot-box, as well as hi whiggery or democracy! Is it nof as important that the Judge of the Criminal , Court of Hamilton county should ba a sober man as that : he should be a full-blooded and regular bred democrat? Visit our Legisla tive halls, both State and National, and be convinced that it is high time that temperance was introduced into the political canvass. Go to Wash ington during the session of Congress,' enter the Capitol at 12, M., and look round upon the "swell .heads" who have assembled to transact the. busi ness of a mighty nation. At 3, P. M., dinner is ready and the members are -very dry. "From, sundown until day light the next morning, a Quorum of Congress may be found in the drink ing and gambling saloons, indulging in card-playing, drunkenness, obscene songs and vulgar stories. Day after day, month after month, time is thus squandered, the public business neg lected, the public treasures wasted. Is it not fit And proper that a little of that very scarce commodity, even at Washington, should , be mingled with polities. The same remarks are ap plicable, in ft greater or less extent, to our State and county officers, legis lators, judges, &c. No element is so much needed in our political struggles as a temperance element, and both whigs and democrats are beginning to appreciate this truth. In Hamilton county it has been the practice for years, for candidates for important of fices to make a deposit at the grog shops in every neighborhood . in city and county, that their friends and such as might be bought even with whisky, might have "refreshments" free. It is not wonderful that this class of politicians, (and their name is legion,) should be terribly outraged at the proposition to bring the tern