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THE OHIO ORGAN OF THE TEMPERANCE REFORM
TiIE0III00IlGAN
OF TBE TEMPERANCE REFORM
Cincinnati. October 8, 1S33.
. TERMS.
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'CALEB CLARK. ,
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. n ici o 0. W. 8, C.ot 8 of Ohio, I
ClSCIKKiTI, Oct. tB, 185S. I
latins record rtcont information Iron ZaarilK
I U diaaolation ol the Sectioa it that place, and
.g it aeeeuarr tht tb Sc-iona o th. Graad
hs-Joa thonld be held ia placet where there are Sub
nliMtte SectioBi, aow therelore I, Geo. A. Wheeler,
6. W. r. ot the State ol Ohio, by the authority retted
to me by the Conitituhcm ol the Order, do hereby pro
Uia tad erder, that the Anual Seeeioa ot the Graad
geetiM he held ia the eity ot Ciciati, beginning
the weond Toeeday in Noremier aaxt, at 10 o'clock,
border to enable the G. W. 8. to make a full and
orreet report to the Grand Section, Subordinate See
Hons will pieate be particular and prompt in tending
Ik their return tor the part quarter.
GEO. A. WHEELER, G. W. P.
X. BioHAUtoii, G. W. 8.
Ornci G. 8., 8. ol T. ol Ohio,
Cuclivillb, Sept. SO.
The new Situal ii now ready lor diitribntion. Di
Tiiione can tend in their order at once, and they will
be immediately attended to. In order to meet the
outlay, and pre-pay the pottage, the price ot the work
ii Cud at two douut. Diriaiona thonld encloae
the abort amount in their ordera, to that no new debt
may be created.
A act will eoniitt ot the B. B. officer' eardt and
one doten ode cardt. The ode earda ean be f urnitbed
at thii office, or by Mr. Caleb Clark, publiiher ot the
"Organ," at 40 centi per doien.
Single copiet ol the B. B. will be turaiahed at one
dollar. Wm. BaxKiQAM, G. 8.
Jj The Hamilton County Temperance Kxecutire
Committee will meet on Saturday next, (Oct.3Sd.)
at 10 o'clock, at Foiter Hall, Each member ot the
Committee, or any friend that may hare, or can raiae
any fundi, lor the purpote ol defraying the heavy ex
penaet of the Campaign jutt doted, will greatly favor
the eaute by bringing or tending the tame to the
meeting. We have incurred debt, and they thould
be promptly paid. We would retpectf ully, hot earn
ettly request your immediate attention to thii mat
ter. The Candidate! are requeated to attend.
WM.M.OBR,Pxs't.
CALEB CLABK, Sic't.
Belmont County.
Ia this county the friends of Prohibition
achieved a noble victory. The county is
Democratic giving Med ill 482 over Barr
et, and 676 over Lewis yet the two Maine
Law candidates for representative, Meiers
Cleaver (W.) and Findly (D.), are elected
by an average majority of 721 1 Three
cheers for Relmont.
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Clinton County.
In Clinton the official vote gives Lewis
839, Berrere 734, Medill 688, for Governor ;
Allen 1388, Myers 717. The Whig county
ticket is elected.
Wood and Ottaway.
Smith, Maine Law Whig, is elected by
242. He is an unflinching advocate of
Prohibition. Med ill's majority in the same
district is over 300 1
Guernsey County.
The Maine Law candidate for representa
tive is elected in this county.
': Logan County.
"Newell, an' Whiskeyite of the Whig
School, is elected for Representative by 35
votes only ! Two Maine Law candidates
were allowed to run, and the above is the
consequence. The county will be mi'srep-
re tented by a
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Ma bison County Has elected Charles
Phillis, Esq., a Maine Law man to the Leg
islature, and H. W. Smith Esq., of Madison
county, is elected Senator for the counties
of Clark, Champaign and Madison. Mr.
Smith is a Maine Law man.
In a letter to us the venerable Judge Fish
back, of Clermont county, says: " We are
defeated but not cast 'down ; and feel like
picking our flints and trying it again !"
And this is the feeling of all from whom we
have heard. .' , .
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. Tr: Tn' Credentials.- -We
hope loma day, net far distant, to
be relieved of the necessity ot referring
to the Rev. Mist Brown and the diffi
culties at the World's Temperance Con
vention. In a communication to the
Press, from the Worthy Patriarch of
Division of the "Sons," at Rochester, N.
Y., it ia stated that it appears in the
printed proceedings : of the Woman's
Convention, at Dayton, that "Gen. Cary
declared at Urbana, that Mist Antoinette
Brown was driven from the platform of i
the World's Temperanee Convention be
cause she had not regular credentials as
a delegate." We take this occasion to
ay -that Gen. Cary declared no such
thing at Urbana, or anywhere else, pub
licly or privately. If any one so under
stood him, he or she misunderstood him,
for he neither said, or intended to say,
any such thing. He supposed that Miss
Brown was a regularly appointed and
commissioned representative of some
total abstinence association of which she
was a member. ' ' '
The proceedings of Toronto Division,
S. of T., oi Rochester, N. Y., had, since
the World's Convention transpired, re
vealed a fact of which we were not be
fore advised, and which throws new
light upon the affair. It is declared that
Miss Brown was regularly appointed and
commissioned by a Division of Sons of
Temperance to represent that body in
the World's Convention. How is this?
Miss Brown was hot a member, and
could not become a member ot the body
she proposed to represent. The Divi
sion exercised an unheard of and ques
tionable power, in appointing a woman
its representative.
From all the circumstances, we con
clude that Toronto Division had the same
motive in appointing a woman its dele
gate, that Wendell Phillips and others
had in forcing themselves, without
proper credentials, upon the Convention,
viz: To disturb the harmony and de
stroy the influence ot that body. To
ronto Division, to say the very least of
it, places itself in a very unenviable po
sition before the world, and we cannot
understand how Miss Brown could be
induced to represent a body in any Con
vention that would exclude her from
participating in its own deliberations
She was treated by the World's Conven
tion with greater liberality and courtesy
than she could have been by Toronto
Division, She was admitted to the for
mer, and only denied the privilege of
speaking, while from the latter Bhe was
at all times excluded. Neither she nor
the Division, can properly complain.
The Division, however, has taken it in
high dudgeon, and '''solemnly protest
against the brutal insult offered to our
Division and to our delegate, by the Con
vention." Perhaps the Worthy Patri
arch, in his next communication, will in
form the public as to the circumstances
under which Miss Brown was elected a
representative of the Division, and the
avowed design of her appointment at
the time. We think we understand now
the whole affair, from the beginning, and
perhaps the publio do, without any iur
ther revelationc We would like to have
a few inquiries answered.
1st. Did not Toronto Division regard
the "Whole World's Temperance Con
vention" of the 1st and 2nd of Septem
ber, as the only legitimate and proper
one, and the one of the 6th as partial and
objectionable, from the beginning?
tna. was the object in appointing
Miss Brown, to promote the cause of
temperance, or to thrust upon the Con
vention the disturbing element of "Wo
man's rights ?"
3rd. Why did the Division go beyond
its-own membership- to- select-representatives?
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4th. Doe Alias Brown live In Roches
ter? and i if not, how many hundred
miles distant? ' ; 'i V ' ; '; ;
When these inquiries are truthfully
answered, the publio will begin to un
derstand the merits of . the case, 1 and
know who are responsible for the disor
der and interruptions occurring at the
Convention. The more we learn of the
secret and disgraceful plots to break up
the Convention, the prouder we are of
our unintentionally conspicuous position
in successfully thwarting the base and
malicious designs of the disorganizes.
We repeat what we have often said,
that we have no controversy on the sub
ject oi woman's rights. We know that
she suffers many wrongs, and we be
lieve that the dissemination of , Bible
hrtstianity will establish the one and
redress the other.
We have plead the same cause with
her, upon the same platform, and did
not feel disgraced, and we are willing to
give her audience and second her efforts
to do good ; and we consider this de
claration consistent with our course in
the Convention. , , , , ,
We are happy to be able to state, that
notwithstanding the spicy resolutions of
censure passed in divers " Woman's
Rights Conventions" against us, we have
received many letters from ladies of high
character and exalted worth, expressing
their profound gratitude for our course in
the Convention. In addition to these
testimonials, the noble old champions of
the cause who were not present, are
avowing themselves distinctly in favor
of our resolutions. In a recent letter to
the Massachusetts "Life Boat that be
loved and honored war-horse, Dr. Jew
ett, says: "The silly missiles hurled at
him (Gen. Cary), for the part he acted
in connection with the 'Woman's Rights'
demonstration at the World's Conven
tion, will not harm him where .he is
known. I would have voted for his res
olution had I been in that Convention,
and mo9t heartily approve of the course
taken in our own recent State Conven
tion, in having put down the agitation of
the Woman's Rights question in the out
set of the business. No friend of the
Maine Law who is not the victim of a
deplorable inlatuation, would counten
ance the introduction, at the present mo
ment, of any topic into our deliberations,
calculated to produce a division of our
ranks, and divert for one moment the at
tention of the gathered throng from the
one legitimate subject of discussion.
The conclusion is inevitable, that a wo
man who would suffer herself to be
urged on to the course pursued by Miss
Brown on that occasion, when she knew
perfectly well that it would destroy the
harmony of the Convention, did not de
sire Maine Law so much as to advance
another question ; and she rendered her
self, in my opinion, just as proper a sub
ject for censure to use no harsher term
as would the individual who should
have come to that meeting with a pri
mary object to promote his own' political
party objects or sectarian views."
IO A German named Charles Bachhus
strayed off from Tippecanoe, Miami county f
Ind., twe weeks since, in a fit of delirium
tremens, and his bones were found ar few
days ago in the woods, the body having
been entirely favoured by dogs I Charley
had been a book keeper in Hamburg, and
afterwards in Cincinnati.
I ''Si Ml ' 1
frr The Charlottsville "Advocate"
speaks of a man havinz recently com'
mitled suicide by hanging himself with a
'bridal rein.' Many a man has hung
himseit wan mat rein. .... ,,.
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Petitions.
' Several correspondents are inquiring1'
of us in relation to the propriety of get-'
ting up petitions to the1 next Legislature
for a law of prohibition. Our view of;
duty in this respeot is perfectly clear, '
and we are free and decided in the ex-!
pression of our opinion. We are en-'
tirely opposed to any such movement j
It would only serve to exhaust the ener-;
gies of temperance men, without result-'
ing In the least possible advantage. ; We 1
have had our day before the people;
and although we have not been able to ;
obtain a fair expression of opinion, on '
account of the interference of party poli-';
tics, yet we could not hope to influence 1
whisky representatives, even by se-,
curing to petitions the names of their
most ardent constituents. We would
not sacrifice our own sell-respect by
"humbly petitioning" members of a Leg- -islature
who, but for whisky, would
never have arisen to the dignity of Leg- '
islators. Most likely the next General
Assembly will get up some measure,
ostensibly to arrest the evils of intem
perance, but with the real intention of
strengthening the waning power of the
liquor traffic. We exhort all true tern- ;
perance men net to flatter themselves'
with the vain hope that anything can be '
effected by petitions, however respecta
bly or numerously signed. Make op ,
your mind to bear with as good a grace
as possible, the cruel inflictions of the
liquor traffic for two years longer ; but in '
the meantime, be more active than ever
in disseminating light among the people, i
This defeat should only render us the'
more determined. If we are all true '
and faithful, the triumph of the wicked
will be very short. The day for peti
tioning legislative bodies on this subject
has passed ; It remains with the people,
the source of all power, to look to the
character and principles of those who
ask their suffrages. We anticipate that
in the next two years there will be a
great multipHcation of grog-shops, an
increased insolence on the part of liquor
sellers, aggravated inebriety and unpre
cedented mortality among the victims of
the traffic. In the meantime, the con
viction will deepen in the public mind
that this murderous business is past en
durance, and must cease. If those States
which have a law of prohibition remain
steadfast, and enforce their statutes, two
years .will not have passed before there:
will be an irresistible demand in Ohio !
for a most stringent enactment against i
the lawless villany of liquor sellers. '
Gen. Cart: Did you not express it ;
as your opinion, before the election, that
the temperance democrats in this county-'
would vote the independent ticket? '
What do you think now? Enquirer.
Answer. Yes, I did express that opin-'
ion "beiore the election," and I have ho
reason "riots" to discredit my judgment,;
previously announced. There is every 1
reason to believe that the democratic
temperance men were as true to their
convictions and professions as whig tem
perance men.s Why. it will be asked,
was the majority for the regular demo
cratic nominees ; larger than usual ? .
There can be no mistake about the'(
proper answer, -the wmgmmy eoys,
bolted the whig ticket, and voted a clean,;
ballot for the regular democratic nomi
nees. This is not a mere suspicion of ;
nine. Numerous facts have .come, to
my knowledge, showing that a very ,
large number of old fogy whigs voted :
the whisky ticket of the dominant party.
They would not vote the regular Whig
ticket for fear the temperance men' would '
be elected. ,. ' . " ' , ' fi'"'
fjT To be poor without being free, is1!
the worst state into which man can fall.!',

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