THF OHIO ORGAN -OF THE; TEMPERANCE REFORM ;
THE OHIO ORGAN
IF THE TEMPERANCE REFORM
Cincinnati, October 91, 1853.
- . TERMS-
,JlBi;lesobstiptioni,.. too '
' a wT&Tc. of 8. of Ohio., J .
1 -. 9"K' ccwii. Oct. 4th, 1853. .1
' S.f.et MCiTd rtt Mormatio Irom ZanesTille,
of (ho 4iM9lutii ol th. Section at that place, and
,,, ming it necessary that the SetsiontoJ the Grand
Section should be hold In places where there are Sub
eniiuaU Sectioai, bow therefore I, Geo. A. 'Wheeler,
C , W, P. of the State of Ohio, by the authority rested
in me.ey the Conttitntion of the Order, do hereby pro
eUimaad order, that the Annual Session of the Grand
Section be held in the city of Cincinnati, beginning
fee leeond Tueeday 1b Nerember next, at 10 o'clock,
In 'order to enable the G. W. S. to make a full and
orreot report to the Grand Section, Subordinate Seo
tion will pleaae be particular and prompt In lending
ta their returns for the past quarter.
, GEO. A. WHEILER, G. W. P. :
X. RicBaBMOw, G. W. S. t ,.'
, meeting of the Grand Division.
The next Annual Session of the Grand Division of
the Sons of Temperance ol Ohio, will be held in Del
aware on Wednesday, the 26th day of October, at 10
It is earnestly desired that the Snbordinate Divi
sions send in their returns for the present term as
toon at possible, so that a full report may be made to
the Grand Divisions. W, Bbemigam, G. S.
Omci 0, S., S. of T. of Ohio, (
Cuclivilli, Sept. SO. j
The new Ritual is bow ready for distribution. Si
visions can send in their orders at once, and they will
be immediately attended to. In order to meet the
outlay, and pre-pay the postage, the price of the work
it fixed at two dollars. Divisions should enclose
the above amount in their orders, to that no new dtbt
may be created.
A set will consist of the B. B. officers' cards and
one doien sde cards. The ode cards can be furnished
at this office, or by Mr. Csleb Clark, publisher of the
"Organ," at 40 cents per dozen.
Single copies of the B. B. will be furnished at one
dollar. Wm. Bbemigah, G. S.
JJj The Hamilton County Temperance Executive
Committee will meet on Saturday next, (Oct. 22d.)
at 10 o'clock, at Foster Hill. Each member of the
Committee, or any friend that may have, or can raise
any fundi, for the purpose of defraying the heavy ex
penses of the Campaign just closed, will greatly favor
the cause by bringing or sending the same to the
meeting. We hare incurred debts, and they should
be promptly paid. We would respectfully, but earn,
eitly request your immediate attention to this mat
ter. The Candidate! are requested to attend.
WM.lt. ORB, Pus't.
CALEB CLARK, Sic'i.
The returns from the election, as far as
received, are very unsatisfactory, and we
have no means of ascertaining how many
friends of Prohibition have been elected.
The only thing that we are certain of is,
that the Democrats have carried every thing
before them; a perfect Democratic tornado
has swept over the State.
In our paper last week, the printer
made us say the Grand Division would
meet on Monday instead of Wednesday,
the 26th inst.
-"The Penny Magazine of the Society for
the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge."
American republication from the Eng
Such is the title oi a new periodical,
making its appearance from Muscatine,
Iowa. The object aimed at is to have a
Magazine which, being free from litera
ry trash and silly stories, shall be devoted
exclusively to the circulation of useful
knowledge. It is a new edition of the
Penny Magazine, and designed for gen
eral circulation. The Agent for Cincin
nati is L. C. Rice, No. 203 Vine street,
J&" In New York State the friends
a Prohibitory Law are rallying to the
support of their candidates. They
have determined upon a victory.
The campaign just closed in Ohio,
however disastrous in the immediate re
sult, has awakened an interest upon the
subject of prohibition that will not be
eradicated now that the excitement has
passed. A deep and settled conviction
that the liquor traffic is an egregious pub
lic wrong and must cease, has taken
stfong hold of a great multitude of minds.
This conviction will form a reliable capi
tal upon which to begin an extensive and
successful onslaught in the. future. ,
We desire now to make honorable
mention of thou noble men who have
come our hlp, and who have labored
with earnestnewi and succm in various
portions of our State; and we hereby
tender them the grateful acknowledg
ments of the 'good people of Ohio.
We desire to make a record of their la
bors, that our readers may see that a
great work has been done, and that some
thing has been earned. for future use.
We shall not speak of the peculiar char
acteristics which respectively distinguish
these speakers, and which have rendered
their labors effective, designing only to
make a memoranda of the extent of
Doctor Jewett, of Massachusetts, la
bored fifty-two days, and delivered about
sixty-six lectures in twenty different
counties, and in about fifty places. Four
days he was engaged in all-day discuss
ions with Mr. Beebe, a hireling of an ex
Rev. B. E, Hale, of Connecticut, has
been employed fifty-four days, in six
teen counties, and delivered about sixty
lectures in some thirty places.
Rev. Freeman Yates, of Michigan, de
livered about seventy lectures in sixty
days, having canvassed twelve counties.
F. W. Kellogg, of Massachusetts, has
labored in twelve or fourteen counties,
and delivered about forty lectures.
S. S. Beeman, of New York, has been
actively, zealously and efficiently en
gaged three or four weeks, speaking day
and night. His labors have been mostly
confined to Hamilton county.
G. Y. Fobes, of Massachusetts, has de
livered seventy-three lectures in ten dif
ferent counties, and probably fifty differ
We do not now remember any olher
foreign co-workers who have been per
manently employed. Our own speakers
have been constantly at work.
A. M. Scott, Esq., of Dayton, has lec
tured to very great acceptance in many
counties in the western portion of the
State; has delivered probably thirty ad
dresses. T. A. Plants, Esq., of Meigs county,
done a great work in Madison, Fayette,
Warren, Pike and Scioto counties. His
efforts gave universal satisfaction, and
the State Committee greatly regretted
their inability to keep him continually in
the field. He was arrested in his mis
sion by serious indisposition. We are
happy to learn, however, that he is now
The Rev. J. H. Creighton lectured
eight consecutive weeks in about as
many counties. His field was in Law
rence, Gallia, Scioto, Fairfield, Licking,
&c. His clerical duties obliged him to
leave the employ of the Committee be
fore the campaign closed. Mr. Parker
Earle has probably delivered more lec
tures than any other man in the field.
He has labored in Clarke, Franklin, Sen
eca, Homles, Starke, Columbia and Jef
ferson counties. We have not a particu
lar report of his movements.
T. W. Tipton, Esq., delivered eight
or ten lectures in Fairfield, Franklin and
Muskingum counties, to the great grati
fication of the people. Besides these
places, he canvassed fully the county of
Morgan. ,,;' ; ' . i
W. II. Parmlee was engaged by the
committee two or three weeks in the
north part of the state, but has not made
a partio ular report of his labors, Messrs.
Chance, Edwards, Williams and Pfies
ter have been constantly at work instant
in season and out of season doing effi
cient service.' Not having any reports
from these brethren we cannot speak in
detail but let, it suffice that . they have
been aithful, earnest and successful. ,t ,,
The olergy throughout the" State, of
v denomination! have in their re
pent We fields been true to the interests
of th great cause.' A number bf them
have delivered able sermons; which have
been printed and distributed extensively.
We will not particularise, lest we should
, Foote, of Cleveland, Olds, of Circle
ville, Judge, Fishback, oi Clermont, and
a host of others, have publicly and ably
discussed the subject, as opportunity lias
presented itself. ' ' ': ,.'.
The Editor, during a part of the can
vass, was laboring in Vermont, New
Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania j but . during the summer
he has addressed audiences in Hamilton,
Butler,' Clermont, Clinton, Warren,
Meigs, Athens, Franklin, Champaigne,
Miami, Shelby, Delaware, Huron, Mor
row, Richland, Cuyahoga and Muskin
gum counties. .;,'.
The State Committee have been ac
tive and efficient. ' Warren Jenkins,
Esq., the Secretary and active member
of the Committee, has been untiring in
his efforts, and he deserves and will re
ceive the lasting gratitude of every true
friend of temperance in Ohio. His po
sition has been a most laborious and
perplexing one ; yet he has discharged
with fidelity the responsible duties de
volving upon him. "
A. A. Stewart, Of Columbus, the finan
cial Agent of the Committee, has done
more to replenish the Treasury of the
Committee than all the other agencies
and instrumentalities employed. From
pure love to the cause, and an earnest
desire for its success, he closed up his
place of business and gave himself up to
the work assigned him. He has traveled
over a greater portion of the State ; night
and day he has been vigilant and active,
and has doubtless made more and greater
sacrifices than any other man in the
field. His has been the most unpleasant
task, and yet he did not shrink from its
performance. God bless and rewaid
this worthy Brother.
We have thus very imperfectly and
hastily sketched an outline of the cam
paign through which we have just pass
ed. All will be satisfied that much labor
has been performed, and at a small pe
cuniary cost. Probably the brethren in
some localities have felt that they were
neglected, but they must be satisfied
however the fact may be, that a hercu
lean work has been done.
In addition to the above, we leam that
the Committee have incurred heavy lia
bilities, which have not yet been dis
charged for want of the necessary funds.
The Assessments upon the different
counties have in very few instances been
realized, and in many net a dollar has
been raised for the Committee. We
hope that the friends will see to this
matter and relieve the Committee of all
embarrassments without delay. Let us'
close up all old accounts and open a new
set of books for a more efficient and suc
cessful struggle with the enemy !
i"The news from Europe per
steamer Atlantic, indicates that the
Sultan has made a declaration of war.
" The' Whisky Buzzard.
We observe that many of the whisty
Prints have paraded the old rooster at
their mast heads, to crow over the result
of the election. , We have known these
chivalrous birds to be employed for many
fowl (foul) purposes, but we think that
this is by odds the most fowl (foul) and
revolting of any use that the depravity of
man has ever put them them to. When
God created the fowls of trte air, he gave
to vultures a carniverous disposition, and
very often have they borne terrific proof
of this disposition, when, as the sound of
battle has died away, they have flocked
to the field of the slain, and there, with
dreadful yell, amid the groans of the dy
ing, have gorged themselves upon the
flesh and blood of human carcasses. But
it was never given to bird nor beast to
exult over the sorrows of the widow, the
tears of the orphan," the blood of society.
No, they can only do this by'the dark
interposition of man. Then they are
made to perch upon the gory banner of
a polluted and perverted Press, and sing
the death-wail of murdered peace, and
innocence and love." And what now is
the occasion upon! which these papers
hoist this vulture symbol of victory ? Is
it because society is at last rid of the ty
rant grasp, the demon clutch, the scorch
ing pestilence of the liquor traffic 1 Oh!
no. i None so cheering news gladdens
the thousands of bleeding hearts that are
yearly being crushed, by intemperance.
Dear readers, this hout of triumph is
raised from the very funeral pile of your
most cherished hopes and interests, of
all that fhxx hold dear, and sacred and
lovely on earth. Two years longer have
you got to remain inundated and sub
merged by this 6tream of liquid death.
Fathers, brothers and sons, be well on
your guard, for the "bird of prey" is
sounding the note of victory, the hunters
are in pursuit of you, and the blood
hounds are baying on your track. Mo
thers, sisters and daughters, "if you have
tears,"pfepare to shed them," for the
fiends of hell are still amongst you, ready
to rob you of your honors, to strip you
of your loveliness, to beggar you of your
happiness, and crush you under a life of
pain, and misery and woe. But who
cares for all this if the "Democratic party"
has secured a victory 1 Let the birds of
prey crow. Let grog-shops be illumi
nated, and let the shout of devils on
earth, and fiends in pandemonium, min
gle with the wail of despair which goes
up from the broken hearts of youth and
innocence throughout Ohio. b. '
Test the Question.
We have been surprised that many of
our best papers have fought against a
prohibitory law from the fact that the
question involved has been one of a
moral nature. Away behind the age in
which they live, they have come up
the eleventh hour, brushing the dusty
cobwebs from their eyes, only tc be
shocked and thunderstruck at the strange
freaks and caperings of a progressive
people. Their souls are shaken with
pious awe at the thought of divesting
hoary-headed moral suasion of her om
nipotent attributes and incorporating
them into human legislation. We hope
now, as God in his good providence has
seen fit to leave the temperance cause
in the hands of moral suasion two years
longer, that the friends of this mode of
reform will put it sternly to the test, in
order (hat when we bring up the pro
hibitory law again, they may have their
eyes open, and know whether such a
thing is needed or not. We are very
well convinced that it they but try the
moral suasion plan awhile, they will dis- -cover
that something much more effi
cient is necessary. ' . ' b.'
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