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In a letter of inquiry, Ero. A. S. Proctor,
R. 8. Poace Division, No. 430 Informs us
tlutt, The temperaaee caue In thisoorner,
of th 8ute b long been in a languishing
condition. But, lir, tL clouds are begin
ning to break stray, the star of temperance
gain beams athwart our pathway, hope re
vires, and we hope yet to achieve something
creditable in behalf of temperance. For
this purpose we want the " documents. "
0. L. Piper, P. M., Letart Falls. 0., $5
for Organ. The friends of the cause at
and around the Falls are wide awake, and
will go strongly in favor of the Maine Law
advocates. -:'j '.';'
Jas. B. Hormell, Harveysburgh, 0 , $4
for additional Campaign Organs.
David Bobbins, New Bremen, 0., $1 for
Organ.' Bro. B. reveals a dart picture
hear him: " I have been trying to lecture to
(he people, and twelve or fourteen have
signed the pledge; but I cannot get them to
aiga for the Organ. I am almost alone in
the cause here; my will to do is strong, but
the ability is lacking. I will just say, if
yon have any missionaries in the cause,
who can be spared from more important
fields of labor, point them to the north
west, as a place where there is plenty of
labor; but their reward they must have with
them, so far as ' material aid ' is concerned."
We hope the State Executive Committee
will take notice of the Brother's request
There is the place to labor effectually. We
are sorry that we are entirely out of back
. V. Allen, Cro38 Boads,0.,$17 for Organ.
Thank you for this handsome list.
A. Lague, Kyger, 0., $5 for Campaign
Organ. The Brother informs us that they
have just organized a Division, which bids
fair to be of great advantage to the cause.
Be also says that Gallia county is in for a
Maine Law Representative.
A. E. Merritt, Waynesville, 0., 20 cents
for Campaign Organ.
W. L. King, MU Vernon, 0., orders 4,500
Maine Law Tracts, for circulation in Knox
co. SeDt
E. O. Merry, Bellvue, Huron co., O., $2
for Campaign Organs.
Marshall Pepper, Plattsville, 0., $4 for
Campaign Organs. The Brother says that
the case is progressing finely, and promises
a Maine Law Representative, if hard fight
ing will succeed.
Dr. Gilmore, Girard, Trumbull co., 0.,
Jl for Campaign Organ.
J. L. Hillerman, Lima, Stark co., 0., $3
tor Campaign Organs.
W. P. Laye, Putnam, Muskingum co.,
., 4 60 for Campaign Organs.
J. Chester, West Middleburg, 60 cents for
Campaign Organs.
Root. Hurley, Salisbury, Meigs co., 0.,
$5 for Tracts. In his letter he says: " The
prospects of the temperance reform are
cheering in our county, and we are deter
mined that Meigs county shall be repre
sented in the next Legislature by a xealous
advocate of the Maine Law."
E. M. Morrison, New Paris, 0., 48 cents
for Campaign Organ.
A. Crooks, Bainbridge, 0., $6 for Cam
paign Oran.
Joseph Hamilton, Brownsville, $8 for
Campaign Organ. The Brother says: "The
- Order still continues in a flourishing condi
tion. We keep the radiant star of temper
ance constantly in view. Not a drop of the
oritur is sold in our place. All that the
bruitert get here is brought on " Walker'i
line," in the sombre twilight of evening,
from a place about two miles distant. This
is kept in stables and woodpiles in town,
and so strong is public sentiment against
the traffic, that a toper would about as lief
be caught in then-root t as to be seen emerg
ing from one of these liquor receptacles.
We are heart and hand for the Maine Law."
Dr. T. G. Mitchell, Mechanicsburgh, lad.,
25 cents for Campaign Organ.
J. L. Runnels, Ashley, Delaware co., 0.,
$5 for Campaign Organ and Tracts. The
Brother informs us that the object of this
subscription is to distribute the Organ in
their neighborhood for those to read who do
not furnish themselves with temperance in
formation. This is the true policy, and it
will have a beneficial effect.- We never lose
any thing by letting our light shine in dark
corners , . . . v ... 1
Wesley Webster, from Spring Valley, 0.,
$3 for Campaign.Organs. The Brother in
forms us, that the club is from the neigh
borhood of fitf-JUiwes. If the warnings of
the Organ is attended to, these dens of tur
moil and confusion, and fathers of all man
ner of vioe and Iniquity, will be sttS, indeed,
before many days. 6end us a helping hand,
brethren, to silenoe the monsters.
G. L. Monroe, Summerville, Unios co.,
0., $2 for Campaign Organs. ' The brother
say in his letter: We organized a sew
Division here, last Saturdaywith twelve
members. We have opposition here of the
strongest kind. Here U a church that op
poses secret societies. They think and say
it Is just as bad to be a Son of Temperance
as a drunkard; by men, too, that belong to
the WashingtonlansI May the God of
Heaven send peals of convincing truth to
their dark minds, for they are past all hu
man effort 1" . ,
John Burberry, Nelsonville, 0-, $3 for
Campaign Tracts. ' -
Dr.O.G. Chase, Arbuckle, Va., $1 for
Campaign Organ. Bro. U. is a warm tem
perance man. Hear him: " I believe if I
had money enough to give the Organ a
thorough circulation in this drunken vicin
ity, temperance and morality would be the
result. You must not become disheartened
with me for sending you such small amounts
of money at a time. For I freely give my
mite, my all, for temperance. The Western
Bulletin, (a weekly) Is fighting a good bat
tle for temperance here; but the Organ
'knocks the balls' off the Bulletin in that
respect." We w ish we had a few such men
in Ohio as the Doctor. Fight on in the good
fight, and in the end you will receive your
J. Littlejack, Reedsburgh, Wisconsin, 25
cents for Organ, &c.
A. S. Blair, Norwalk, 0., 50 cenU for
Campaign Organs.
E. S. Hulin, Braceville, 0., 2 for Cam
paign Organs. This entitles you to ten co
pies to one address.
James S. Tomlin, Waynesborro, Tenn.,
$1 for Organ. ........
Henry Ackter, Somerset, 0., 25 cents for
Campaign Organ. We thank our brother
for his good opinion, and hope he will in
duce others to think the saie way.
Wm. R. Jackson, Columbia, 1 1 for Organ.
Wm. M. Orr, Miamitown, $1 for Organ.
John Ferris, Carthage, $1 50 for Organ
Miss Maria Nelson, Plainville, 25 cents
for Campaign Organ.
Simon, Z. Dickison, Randolph, Portage
co., $19 for Organ. We thank the brother
for his exertions.
A. A. Stewart, State Agent, from Nor
walk, 0., orders one hundred and twelve
copies of the brgan.
A. G. Humphrey, West Middleburg, 0.,
50 cents.
L. Darling, Madisonville, 0., 25 cents.
Wm. Case, Plymouth, 0., $1.
J. W. McGohen, Hamersville, 0., 25 eta.
M. Carmichael, Lockland, 0., $10.
Jno. A. Haines, East Richland, 0. , $3.
Leml. Herbert, Delaware, 0., $1.
Isaac Allen, Mansfield, 0., $3.
L. M. Mann, New Paris, 0., 25 cents.
Geo. P. Burwell, Cleveland, 0., $2.
Wm. Byerly, Greenville, 0., $1.
. James Hopson, Munson, 0 ., $2.
Tribute of Eespect.
At a meeting of the Poland Division, No.
552, of the Sons of Temperance, held on
the 26th of July, 1853, the following pre
amble and resolutions were unanimously
Whereas, we feel the deepest sorrow, for
the loss of our late brother and G. W. P.,
Thomas Cumminos, and think it to be the
duty of all Sons of Temperance to express
this publicly, therefore,
Resolved, That this Division express their
profound sorrow for the death of our late
G. W, P., who has fallen nobly fighting in
the ranks of temperance, and the most
cherished wish of whose heart was to see
the Maine Law successfully operating in
Ohio. '
, Rtoled, That though dead, he still
speaks to us, and we, responsive to that
voice, pledge ourselves to fight on, and fight
ever, till the cause which he so ably advo
cated, shall triumph amongns. .
Retolvei, That we tender to his bereaved
friends, our heartfelt sympathy in their
grief, while we rejoice to know, that they
" sorrow not, as those without hope,"
' Rttolved, That the usual badge of mourn
ing be worn by this Division for sixty days.
Raolvtd, That these resolutions be pub
lished in the " Ohio Organ." .. .
. J. W Allxn, R. S. .
. .
Cincinnati Commercial-Temperance.
This paper has the largest circula
tion of any Daily in the West, and we
are not certain that it does not deserve
it. Its news items are numerous and
tersely written, and its leading edito
rials are characterized by an Indepen
dence of thought quite uncommon in
these days. We have on several oc
casions alluded to the course of the
"Gazette," "Enquirer" and "Times"
While they are charging upon tem
perance men a failure in all their
operations, and repeating the old slang
that nothing has been accomplished
in a generation, the "Commercial"
speaks out in a much fairer and more
truthful manner. We take the fol
lowing from the editorial columns of
the last week's paper :
The Temperance MovEMENT.-That
this is one of the greatest and most
notable movements in this age of Pro
gress, no one who is not blind to
what is going on around him can
doubt. That the cause of temperance
has even thus far contributed much,
as causa causans, to the inoralization
of modern men, cannot be questioned.
That the marked and most beneficial
changes in the social customs of the
most reputable persons among all
classes of the community which have
taken place within the last ten years,
are in a great measure owing to this
Temperance Movement, no candid and
intelligent observer candeny.
' It is a noble, patriotic, holy move
ment. It has aided the general cause
of moral, religious, and intellectual
improvement. It has rescued millions
from vice and wretchedness. It has
recalled millions to the attractions of
moderate enjoyment and regulated
life. It has made obsolete the invita
tion to the sideboard as an indispen
sable part of hospitality; and has com
pletely (overthrown the pristine notion
that drinking is necessary to good fel
lowship, the flashes of wit, the flow of
humor, or the outpouring of the soul
in genial, brilliant, and eloquent con
versation. What an advance has been made,
under its influence, within those cir
cles whose own members would now
revolt from the display of the conse
quences of any excess! In Addi
son's day, for instance, to be "over
taken" by the bottle was as common
as to wear a sword, or a powdered
wig. In the time of the greatest of
England's moralists, Dr. Johnson,
according to his own account, good
liquor, (i. e. palatable poison,) was
the chief provocative to an acceptance
of an invitation :
"All thint alike: which made Sam Jobnsoh think,
That few will viiit where thjr cannot drink,"
It is certain that a great change has
already been wrought for the better
in every class, chiefly through the in
strumentality, direct or remote, of
Temperance Societies. We heartily
say to them, therefore, "Go on and
Prosper 1" Intemperance, undoubt
edly, is still a blighting curse through
out our land. , Whoever . strives to
resist such an adversary, upon princi
ple and reflection, by his example, or
his persuasions, as a legislator or an
elector, as a minister of religion, an
administrator of law, or a private citU
ten, must be numbered among the
Friends of Man. - ... f
The last paragraph is the most
manly expression of sentiment we
have had the pleasure of reading in
any city Journal. Such, a course fol
lowed up will increase the subscrip
tion list of the "Commercial" indefii
nitely. .............
'''-''Badness' of Police Court; ,a
, We give the following summary of
one day's work of his Honor, Judge
Spooner. This list is a fair specimen
of the transactions of that Court seven
days in each week. Not so bad after
all, when '3,000 liquor-sellers have4
grists to grind in the same mill.
Police Court. ,'. '
Nathan Reagin, drunk, fined 85
and costs. - ' ' 1 1
Wm. Jones, disorderly, fined 85. '
John Bealer, drunk, fined 81 and
COStS. . . , v
Pat Cooney, drunk and disorderly,
fined $1.
C. Halstead, drunk, noisy and
abusive, fined 85 and costs.
Barney Biers, old dug., sent up for
ten days. -
Peter Pappenecker, disorderly, fined
$5. -. ,
Michael Dolan and Pat Hennessy
plead guilty to being drunk, fined 85.
Lady fashion, Ann McDonald,
Mary Moore, Ann Lawrence and Jane
Caldwell were sent up as vagrants for
twenty days each. ,
John Bierman plead guilty to fast
driving and was fined 85. ,
E W. Foster, drunk, fined 85. '
Wm. Godley, saire offense, fined
James Delany, same offense, fined
85. ".','
Daniel Fosset, fighting, fined $
and costs. ' t
Wm. Geason and Mathias Wallace,
fined $5 each.
Barney Findlay, forestalling, fined
85. ....
Samuel Fulmer, for indecent expo
sure of person, fined 83 and costs.
Jacob Peters, peddling without li
cense, fined $5.
Nimrod Welsh, drunk' and disor
derly, fined 95 and costs. '' , !
John Bear, drunk, fined $1 and
Joseph Fowler, obstructing the side
walks, fined 85 and costs. .
Isaac Graveson, obstructing the
sidewalk, fined 95. .
John Baker, selling liquor on Sun
day, fined 95 and costs.
John Dodd, forestalling, fined 810
and costs. t
James Hall, violating market ordi
nance, fined 85 and costs.
E. Kline, selling liquor on the Sab
bath, fined 810 and costs.
Henry Weighmann, same offense,
fined 85 and costs.
Henry Bltttner, selling liquor on
the Sabbath, fined 85 and costs.
The Maine law in Vermont.
The New York "Times" publishes
the following extract from a private
letter, dated Burlington, Vt., July
19th, 1853:
The Maine Law works admirably,
and those who were originally opposed
to it, now say that it is the best law
ever made. There has been no one
in jail for about two months, for any
criminal act, though a few have been
taken up for being intoxicated. One
person gave a man and woman in his
employ some liquor, and the woman
got tipsy. The offender was arrested,
and it cost him 8110 to settle it.

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