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Ledger, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1889, Warren, Pennsylvania VOLUME 40. WARREN, WARREN COUNTY, PENN'A., FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1889. NUMBER 41. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Some Objections to the Amendment Discussed. Objections to the license Able Conservative Statement of tne Situation. [Communicated TTT HE question for Pennsylvania on I (s the 18th pros, is the license or pro- JL hibition of the liquor traffic. To the constitutional amendment as it is proposed, are raised objections- some good, some bad, and some indifferent, that it is supported by some One is cranks. The simple answer is, that there are cranks, extremists and unreasonable people in every public undertaking, even in the opposition to the amendment. The argu- ment may be used with equal force against the church, tie slate, society, the world. If tne support of cranks is a sufficient ob- jection to any undertaking or measure a man will approve or join nothing. In any public enterprise they cannot be barred out. Another is that the amendment was originated and is engineered by the third party prohibitionists. The answer is, that it should be con- sidered upon its own merits regardless of its origin or leading. What comes from a doubtful source may, at first, be suspected, but if tested and proved beneficial should be neither ignored nor opposed. Another is that the churches, as organiza- tions, are transcending their sphere in its support. Even admitting what is alledged the odium should rest upon the churches and not upon what they endorse. They are human and fallible and if they err they -must suffer. It would be unreasonable if the churches should array themselves upon the side of high tariff or civil service lorm, that the tariff or reform should be blamed for their support. Another is that prohibition will diminish the revenue of the state. No doubt the receipts will be lessened, but so will the expenses; and if the state receive, say five millions, in license fees, and in consequence of license pays out, say ten millions, in vice and poverty, her available revenue will not be much diminished by cutting off the license fees. Another is that prohibition does not pro- hibit or prevent the liquor traffic. No sane man expects that any law will be observed inviolably. To conclude that law cannot be enforced implies that the government is effete. While the rumors .of the effects of prohibition are conflicting it has evidently lessened the sale of liquors. It is unreasonable that it should be opposed by liquor men as it is; that they should be banded together and contributing millions lor its defeat, if their profits are not diminished by it. Another is that it creates law breakers. There are men, it is urged, who will buy and sell liquors and if prohibited they will tuy and sell them ergo, by prohibiting you make criminals. But the argument may be used with equal force against all laws. Because tariff makes smuggling possible it would follow that there should be'no tariff: or because some men will break any law that may be passed, it is better there should be no laws. Another is that it will prevent the farm- ers from making cider. But cider as it comes from the press is intoxicatine; and therefore not contem- plated in the amendment. When 'it fer- ments its sale is prohibited, but not more under the amendment than NOW, WITHOUT LICENSE, and then not for vinegar, but "to be used as a beverage'' is its sale prohibited. Another is that it will destroy the pro- perty of those engaged in the traffic. But the same argument may be used against high license. The property of those whose license is revoked is thereby lessened in value as is seen in Pittsburg: and if in THEIR case it is right, it is equally right in ALL cases. The position is taken that moral reform should be carried on not by force or law, but by moral suasion. The sufficient answer is that it is not merely a moral reform that is aimed at in this movement, but a civil reform. The question is one in which the interests of the state are involved. That it is a MORAL the state, and as such as affecting the state they are and of right should be in- terdicted and punished by law. Were everything that is moral left wholly to moral suasion the whole criminal code of the state would be dispensed with. You cannot make men sober by law, it may be admitted, you cannot wholly prevent the sale of liquor by law, but neither can- you make men honest by law, nor wholly pre- vent crimes against society. But law is not intended altogether to prevent crime DIRECTLY it is intended to prevent it in- directly and finally, m punishing it, in stamping it with public disapprobation, in making criminal what injures the com- munity, in removing the temptations to it and in absolving the state from all com- plicity in it. The state that does not pro- tect her citizens, throw a shield and guard SHERIFFS SALES. Property to be Sold to the Highest Bidder. AROUNOER COMMENTS Hands of the I around them, is responsible for any injury to them in consequence of that neglect- The prohibition of the liquor traffic is advocated NOW not from a merely Christ- ian standpoint or one of mere philanthropy or reform, but because it injures and will destroy the state, or in other words in de- fence of our civil institutions. Another objection is that prohibition take? away the will and makes men ma- chines. It is doubtful if this objection is made in a spirit of mystic philosophy or in mere joking. It is the very essence of anarchy, confusion, disorder, pure unadulterated license. It strikes down all law. all re- straint, all government; it allows every man to do as he pleases, uncurbed, un- checked even by them who in his wild career he may abuse, injure and trample upon. Any such theory would dispense with all law, restrictive license or prohibi- tory. When a man CAN do as he pleases and not infringe necessarily upon the rights of others, then might this principle be ac- cepted, but not as long as he must infringe upon them, or so long as he WILL iniringe upon them, whether he CAN avoid it or not. The highest human liberty is to do what is right. Even the liberty of God does not transcend that bound. When a man pleases to do right he CAN do as he pleases. While A Condensed 1.1st and Description of tiie Property in tne HERIFF Fuellhart has advertised the following property to be sold to the highest bidder at the court house on Monday June 3 1889, at 2 o'clock p. m. Notice is also given that the money must be paid immediately aftep the proper- ty is struck off, or will be sold again and the first purchaser will be held responsible for any toss that may occur: A lot on corner of Oneida and Wayne streets Pleasant township 65x100, with a two-story brick house. Taken in execution and will be sold as the property of James Dove, administrator of Frank Gisselbrecht, deceased, at the suit of Allen Higgins A piece of land in Kinzua township adjoining property of Caroline Green con- taining about seven rods of land; also a house and lot adjoining property formerly owned by Chas. Magili and Robert Tut- tle; also one-fourth of the oil interest in a three acre lease on Allegheny river, Kin- zua township a short distanc above Big Bend. Taken in execution and will be sold as the property of E. A. Crandall and Percey A. Crandall, with notice to J. Tate, terre tenant, at the suit of Caroline Green, use of Adam Harmon. About forty six rods of land in Youngs- ville borough being the old homestead of Wm. M. Davis: Also lot on main road containing house with ell, about 40x- 72 good well of water. Taken in execution and will be sold as the proper- ty of Cordelia A. Cotter and Olney V. Cotter at the suit oi Helping Hand Build- ing and Loan Association. A house and lot in Warren borough known as lot No. 2 on. map. Taken, in execution and will be sold as the property of J. B. Fouch at the suit of the Helping HAT has become of our proposed new water system? Well, I don't know. The council in- structed the water committee to proceed forthwith to business, but as near as can be discovered a portion of that committee is deeply interested in protect- ing the state constitution from prohibitory amendments, while the interests of the people of this boro are neglected. Gentle- men don't stand in the way of this import- ant movement. If you can't attend to it make way for some one who can and will. DECORATION DAY. I Programme of the 6. A. K. for its Observance in Warren. The Address to be by llev. of mittees. Etc. Just at present the street railway managers are nampered on account of mo- tive power. Every month or two improve- ments in electrical power are made and prices are rapidly declining. Under the circumstances it was not deemed advisable to purchase an electric outfit at present, and an order was placed tor a gas motor which could be rented. "Word has been received that the company cannot fill the order within six. months. The people de- sire to put the road through at once, how- ever, and are now attempting to make terms with the Thompson-Houston electri- cal company. During the past few days I have heard several people enquire regarding a circular thev have received from the American Portrait Co., of Chicago. The circular of- fers to make you a crayon portrait free just to aavertise their business. The com- pany is not exactly a fraud but persons dealing with them gets niped. If you send them your picture, they will send you a second circular, saying that you can have the picture by paying from to for a frame. The crayon portrait in the frame is cheap, sloppy work. They don't do business for their health. Better pictures, and better frames can be obtained at home for the same price. he pleases to do wrong, to injure others he must be restrained, and yet he will retain his will. 'God maketh the wrath of man to praise him and the remainder of wrath he and yet they are not dumb, driven cattle. You cannot chain, or burn, or destrpy the human wiU by merely out- ward appliances. Thewill mheres still in the prisoner clanking his chains, in the martyr burning at the stake, in the seaman sinking in the is still- a man. The power to do, to act is gone, but not the power to will, to decide. It were a strange definition of the will that it is the power to DO as a man pleases, to fly, or run, or crawl, to gather gold from the mine or pearls from the ocean; in the whole world Jhere is no man who is not somewhat curbed, reined in by surrounding circumstances. Another is that it is in its nature "sumpt- uary." The answer is, that the amendment does not interfere with the USE of liquor. It is, no doubt, advocated in view of lessening its use, but the amendment itself ONLY un- dertakes to prevent the traffic. To control any traffic in the right of government, a conceded right, a right that is exercised is in no proper sense sumpt- uary. Still another objection is that it is con- stitutional whereas prohibition should be statutory. The objection is -well taken, is forcible, and is used upon all hands, until it is worn thread bare. The constitution is intended to enforce general, is gen- erally agreed upon. Men do differ about the prohibition of the liquor traffic. Some good men advocate restriction in pre- ference to prohibition. The best legal minds, the wisest statesmen differ concern- ing the propriety or expediency of this constitutional amendment. If it were simply a question if the traffic should be prohibited by statute or in the constitution, it might be difficult to answer, or it might be answered in favor of statutory enact- ment. But the question is wider and is if the traffic shall be pro- hibited or licensed. That there are ob- jectionable features in the proposed amend- ment is no valid ground for upon the same ground license should be opposed since there is no license system in which there are not grave faults and de- fects. Even the much lauded Brooks law is just now held in disfavor and contempt by the Pittsburg liquor men. If a man Hand Building and Loan Association. A lot on High street Warren borough, containing frame planing mill boile; and machinery. Taken in execution and will be sold as the property of Albert J. Spinner at the suit of Magdalene Spinner. About fourteen acres of land with house and barn in Sugar Grove township. Taken in execution and will be sold as the property of Sarah Hillman at the suit of Lemuel Barlow, executor of John Barlow, deceased. About 165 acres of land in Cherry Grove, known on map as lot 603. Taken in ex- ecution and-will be sold as the property of Thomas Brown, at the suit of C. "W. Wil- ley. About 100 acres of land in Elk town- ship. Taken in execution and will be sold as the property of G. C. Brownell at the suit of B. Nesmith Son, use of W. L. Bachop, part of tract No. Lot No. 3 in Glade township with two-story frame house Taken in execution and will be sold as the property ot George 1ST. Parmlee, administrator of Charles P. Henry, deceased, at the suit of Helping Hand Building and Loan Association. JLectnre at Baptist Church. Eev. J. D. Smith will lecture at the Baptist church on the evening of Decora- tion day, May 30, on "The grave and the gay in army life." The lecture is es- pecially for the benefit of the young peo- ple. The Oil City Derrick of last Tues- day says of Mr. Smith: The lecture by Rev. J. D. Smith at the Baptist church last evening was largely attended and the reverend gentleman succeeded in holding the closest attention of Uis hearers throughout. His description of the grave and the gay side of army life were highly interesting and were re- lated with a dramatic force that kept the eyes ol the audience rivited on the speaker whether he was relating an amusing anecdote or describing some pathetic scene on the battle field. For the Amendment. Chairman Donly has arranged meetings of the vigilance committee of each voting district in "Warren county as follows at the time indicated. Also in the evening of each day a mass meeting will be held with good speakers present: At Kinzua May 20; Corydon, May 21; Elk, May 22 Pine Russell, Thursday, May 23, 1 p. m. the Centre, Friday, May 24, 1 p. m. Sugar Chandler's Valley, Saturday, May 25, 9 a. m.; Sugar Grove, 2 p. in. Lottsville, Monday, May 27, 1 p. m. Bear May 28, 1 p. m. May 29, 1 p. m. Spring May p.m. Youngsville, Friday May 31, 1 p. m. North Warren, Satur- day, June 1, 1 p. m. Donly's office, Warren, Mon- day, June 3, 1 p. m. Meeting at Glade Eun or Derrick City in evening. Donly's office, Warren, Tuesday, June p. m. North Clarendon, Wednes- day, June 5, I p. m. Sheffield, Monday, June 10, 1 p. m. Cherry Garfield, Tuesday, June p. m. Cobham, Wednesday, June 12, 1 p. m. Deerfield, Limestone and Tidioute, Thursday, June 13, 9 a. m. Grand Valley, Friday, June 14, 1 p. m. Enterprise, Saturday, June p. m. June 17, at Pitts- field, 10 a m.; at Garland 2 p. m. and in evening. HDQRS. EBUN N. FORD POST 330, DKVT. OF PA. G. A. R. WARREN, May 22, 1889. Gen. Orders No. accordance with general order from national and de- partment headquarters, Thursday, May 30, will be observed as Memorial Day by this post. For the infbtmation of all concerned the following orders have been issued: At 7 a. m. the detail under command of comrade A. Cook will place all flags that are controlled by the post at half mast. At 8 a. m. cemrade Philip Beglar and detail will commence firing the G. A. R. salutes of twenty-one guns. At 8 a. m. details for marking aud dec- orating graves in outlying cemeteries will leave city hall in carriages as follows: De- tail No. 1 under command of comrade C. A. Sill will proceed to Cobham Park and Indian Hollow cemeteries and decorate the graves of Col. Geo. A. Cobham, Leroy Snyder, W. T. Snyder, Matthew Goodwin, Geo. Smith, Samuel Brasington, David Wolf, Ohas. Conant, and Lloyd Hedges, Detail No. 2, under command of comrade John Wickizer, will proceed to Glade Run and Irvine cemeteries and decorate the graves of Francis Hook, Orrin Hook, Ebarhard Bartsch, Alonzo Kirstetter, Hiram Shirley, and Andrew Irvine. Detail No. 3, under command of comrade S. M. Cogswell will proceed to Yankee- bush cemetery and decorate the graves of J. J. Blakesley, D. W. Spencer, J. T. Bab- cock, and W. Sturdevant. Comrade Harvey T. Russell is hereby detailed to mark and decorate the graves of fifteen soldiers lying in Russell cemetery Comrade W. H. Taylor is hereby de- tailed to mark anu decorate the graves of Israel Sly and Wm. Gibson in North Warren cemetery. The various details that have already been announced will complete their labors during the morning hours. AFTERNOON. All members' of the post will report at these headquarters in full uniform, white gloves, black neckties, G. A. E. and mem- orial badges, at one o'clock. At 1 -30 p. m. the post will proceed to city hall and re- ceive from the floral committee the flowers and wreaths provided by them for use in Oakland and St. Joseph's cemeteries. Tne line will then form under the direction of the chief marshal as follows: Chief Marshal Capt. W. J. Alexander. Band. Co. I, N. G. P., Capt. J. M. Siegfried, commanding. Eben N. Eord Post No. 336, R. H. Smith, commanding. Warren Camp Sons of Veterans No. 230, Theo. Leonhart, commanding. Warren Lodge No. 339, I. O. 0. F. Orators and President of the day in car- riages. Disabled Veterans, in carriages, Choir, in carriages, Woman's Belief Corps No. 45. in carriages. Burgess and Town Council, in carriages. The line will move by Third street to Market, to Second, to bridge, to cemetery, where the following program will "be carried out: Calling to order by comrade W. M. Lindsey, president of the day. Music by THE DINNER TO CLEVELAND. A Ureat Affair Arranged by Men's Democratic 1'Iitb. NKW YOKK. 31 ay Grovor Cleveland is to be dined in earnest oa the night of the 27th of this month. The young democratic club in- augurated the idea by sending communi- cations to the Tammany society, the county democracy, the Manhattan club, the reform club, ol New York; the Brook- lyn democratic club, the constitutional club, of Brooklyn; the business men's democratic club, the Sagamore club and- the New Amsterdam club. Answers were >x received at once by secretary Curtis, of the youni, men's democratic club, and all were favorable. A committee was then ap- pointed, with John H. V. Arnold as chair- man, to invite Mr. Cleveland, and he promptly accepted. The dining room of the Filth Avenue hotel was engaged as being the largest in the city. Three hundred and fitly tickets will be issued at a piece, and of these 250 have already been taken. A reception will be held in the parlors of the hotel from to when the guests will march into the dining hall. The invited guests include the members of president Cleveland's cabinet, the judges ot the United States supreme court, the court of appeals, the supreme court and the United States district and circuit courts of this state; the mayor of the city; Mr. Thurnmn.ot Ohio; Mr. Carlisle, ex-minister Phelps, ex-governor Waller, of Connecti- cut; president Black, of the national asso- ciation of democratic clubs; governor Fitxhugh Lee, of Virginia; Henry Grady, of Atlanta; ex-consul Thomas M. Waller, John W. Daniel, of Virginia; Lucius Robinson, William L. Scott, of Pennsyl- vania; governor Green, of New Jersey, and Daniel S. Lament. The speakers will be William C. P. Breckeniidge, of Kentuckey; Patrick A Collins, of Massachusetts; David B. Hill, John H. V. Arnold, George Hoadly, Frederic R. Coudert, John R. Fellows and Bourke Cockran. The dinner will be given by men representing all shades.of democratic opinion and is intended to be a social and not a political gathering. question does not imply thaUt is not a civil Or endorses or advocates one, too, nor should it be ignored by the I state merely because it is moral. Polygamy is a moral evil, and theft, arson, murder, slander, Sabbath breaking, profanity, pur- jury, bribery are all violations of moral law and AS SUCH should be met and counter- acted by moral suasion; but, at the same time, they are injurious to and destructive what is to him unexceptionable to the crossing of a or the dotting of an "i" he will probably subscribe Nothing that he himself has not originated and and hardly THAT, for in his own work he may find flaws. The simple alternative [Continued on fifth page.] A Personal Matter. ED. the Mirror of day last is an anonymous communication penned by some funny artist that has missed his vocation as a music dealer and should have hired out to a His criticisms regarding my iorm are ignored. If my back is it has been caused by years of hard labor. His insinuation that I bartered my opinion and judgement for pay savors ef tricks he may practice in his own trade, but in my case I denounce him as an unqualified falsifier. COMMUNICATED. Among; tne Spiritualists. At the spiritualistic summer institute, on Cassadaga lake, the people are astir, and the outlook is for a successful season. The grounds are being improved, roads are being extended to the new addition, and cottages are being erected in what was dense forest. About three hundred new cottages will be erected this Creek News. Marriage. On Wednesday evening May 1, 1889 at the residence of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wright of Suggar Grove, occured the marriage of their daughter, Belle to Mr. Henry Lawson. At a large number of friends had gathered for the occasion and stood wait- ing the bride and groom who soon appeared preceded by two little girls dressed in white, and bearing flowers, and followed by four attendants The bridal party passed by the guests to the west side of the spacious room the ceremony was performed by Rev. E. Smith of Sugar Grove, and after con- gratulations were offered the bride and groom led the way to the dining room where a bountiful supper was partaken of. At 11 o'clock the guests to depart leaving Mr. and Mrs. Lawson many costly and beautiful gifts. The groom is well and favorably known in western New York and Pennsylvania, where he has been engaged in rig building for some time past. For the past seven years the bride has been a successful teacher and faithful worker in the cause of educa- tion. Both have gained many friends who join in wishing them the returns of many bright and prosperous years. band. Prayer by comrade P. Doerr. Music by the choir. Oration by comrade J. N. Fradenburgh. Music by the choir. Benediction by comrade P. Doerr The line will then reform and proceed to the soldier's lot where the beautiful service from the ritual of the G. A. R. will be per- formed. At the close of this service the necessary details will be made to decorate the fifty-seven graves of the soldiers dead in Oakland and St. Joseph's cemeteries. These details will upon reaching the graves to be decorated stand at attention; at the first sound of the bugle the act of decora- tion will be performed; at the second call of the bugle the details will return to the soldier's lot. The line will then reform and return to these headquarters. The commander expects and will insist that every comrade will conduct himself during the day in a manner becoming a soldier and a gentleman. By command of R. H. SMITH, W. H. TAYLOR, Post Commander. Adjutant. the Children's Aid of Pennsylvania a kind family to Board a child at per week (with a view to References required. Address Mrs. W.V. Hazeltine, Secretary Children's Aid Com. of Warrea County, Warren, Pa. 40-lm Korth Clarendon. NORTH CLARENDON, May council, Royal Arcanums, celebrated their fifth anniversary last Tuesday evening. About forty couples were present from Warren, and North Warren. A bountiful banquet was served at the Henry House and the menu 'consisted of everything the season affords in the finest style. The anniversary was enjoyed immensely by the large number present......Miss Mary King is conducting a select school in the McNett block......Charles Hawks, suc- cessor to Henry Hershfield, has moved his family to the rooms formerly Mr. and Mrs. L. E. McNett, who have moved in the first floor of the building back of the barber shop......The Fitz- patrick sisters will hold forth at Cornen hall Friday evening, and Hon. James Stranahan, of Mercer, "will speak on the amendment at the republican headquarters, ......C. J. Ellis is doing a rushing business in the fishing tool line.........Mrs. Palm's millinery opening last Friday, Saturday und Monday was very successful and at- tended by all the ladies ol the borough...... Fire broke out in Smith's refinery last Monday evening and for a time looked as it that part of the town was doomed. The firemen worked heroically and system- atically, howaver, and the blaze was ex- tinguished with about loss. A rig belonging to Simpson Bros, caught fire and presented a beautiful fight, but was ex- tinguished before it felt.....The P. E. depot has a new slate roof.....The streets and alleys present a clean appearance, all the rubbish having been gathered up and carted away......W. J- Mullin has painted, papered and decorated his restaurant on Main street in a handsome manner, artist Miles performing the work......The Rock torpedo company has commenced the erection of an ofiice and barn on Railroad street, adjoining iulkerson's blacksmith shop......'Squire Brennan suffered a sinking spell last Monday caused by heart failure- He is confined to the bead......Wednesday evening the many friends of Mrs. Monnm surprised that lady by calling in a body, the occasion being her birthday. Refresh- ments were served and an enjoyable even- ing passed. Ths band serenaded the party during the evening.______ __ Charged wttn Mnrder. A man named Barton, who is thought to be the same who formerly lived in Olean has been arrested in Austin, Pa., and lodged in jail on a charge ot murder. Barton and his wife, as near as can be learned, quarrelled and he abused her. Out of revenge she went to the authoritiet and confessed that her husband had set fire to the building in which a man named Meyer of Bradford was burned March 20th. It is understood that Barton telegraphed M. B. Jewell of this city to come to Austia- and defend Democrat.
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