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Chicago Illinois Issue (Newspaper) - February 2, 1906, Chicago, Illinois The Illinois Issue no safety for honest men but in believing i All possible evil of evil men f from corrupt and selfish men we May get useful information but w e never get Wise or Safe leadership. To quote that master of political philosophy whom now that he has been cited in a presidential message even an editor May feel emboldened to adduce when men says Burket whom we know to be wicked impose upon us we Are sometimes worse than dupes. When we know them their fair pretences become new motives for distrust and it is his further dictum i Here is no safety for honest men but by believing All possible evil of evil men and by acting with promptitude decision and steadiness on that a a new York evening others see us accept my congratulations upon your first copy of the Illinois Issue. You say a we have neither the time nor the Means at present to edit a larger edition. We Hope to do better by and i Trust this Hope will not be realized. Eight pages of Good matter is enough. You wish to have your paper read and read by the Busy men who Are the ones who accomplish things and they do not have time to Wade through a great mass of matter. The Illinois Issue in its present size is just right. Please advise me promptly As to special rates for clubs. Yours truly Joseph b. fight for local option the Garfield Park protective association after a persistent Effort seemed the revocation of the Saloon License of arado bros., 1983 Madison Street on december 29, 1905. It will be remembered that this is the Corner formerly occupied by Reuters drug store from which the druggist was unfairly ousted. Since May an unceasing Effort has been made by the Saloon people to get a License. The Garfield Park protective association proved their petition to be defective and the License was therefore revoked by the mayor at the request of chief of police Collins. The place is open Foi the Sale of soft drinks Only. If anyone knots of any intoxicating liquors sold since december 29, let him report the Case to the Secretary or. I. J. Owen 2346 Gladys Avenue. The License of Mulcahy amp Cooper 2036 Carroll Avenue was revoked on january 15, through the work of the association. An entirely new petition will be required of arado Bros before they can secure another License. Every Man and woman in this part of Chicago ought to take a personal interest in keeping new saloons but of this District. In face of the unlimited and horrible crime in Chicago today in the face of the Plain fact that intoxicating liquor and its evil accompaniments and effects Aie assistant to or at the Bottom of much of Chicago a crime and sin in the face of the fact that this particular District is already scourged by too Many saloons it is almost inconceivable that any american citizen is willing to sign his name to a petition for a new Saloon. Surely he is a weak Man who cannot say a a not in such a Case. Surely he is a contemptible cheap Man who will sign a Saloon petition because he or some Friend receives a a pay for his signature. Christian men of this Community a stand by your guns a and do something by refusing to sign Saloon petitions that will Lessen the evil that destroys our manhood and womanhood yes and our boyhood and girlhood and which ceases not to crucify Christ afresh a the Monitor. Moral qualifications for Public office Rev. W. A. Betts even a Tyro in knowledge knows full Well that moral character counts amazingly in qualification for positions in the most thoroughgoing lines of business enterprises everywhere today. Unless matters of state Are secondary affairs and of very minor importance there is equally urgent demand for it in managing these interests also. All Christian denominations have with remarkable unanimity agreed upon an ethical code and by such Standard whoever is addicted to the pernicious habits of drinking or profanity or Are patrons of the card table or the dance Are deficient in morals and therefore unfit for positions of Trust and responsibility. Everyone knows that drunkenness irreverence gambling and lewdness Are chiefly fostered by these vicious habits and that persons who Are addicted to said habits do of necessity Aid and abet the aforesaid crimes. Moi cover it is a recognized principle of righteousness that a person is morally accountable for the Power he possesses As a voter. It is therefore a crime to use that Power in helping to place in office men that Are lacking in moral c Hai Acter and whose lives Are thereby certain to be corrupting. As a consequence Christian citizens Are really disfranchised if no morally worthy candidate for office appears. The Battle of ballots is no Sham Battle the enemy of All Good is diligently working to secure the political strongholds of influence and Power for his corrupt use. Shall he secure them the ballots of Christian citizens will answer unequivocally. Every Christian citizen is supposed to seek by his vote to place in office a Man of such moral character As he approves. Otherwise the person voted for is not strictly his representative. Sincerity demands that the Choice of a voter shall be without reference to personal Friendship primarily but rather to qualification. Besides capability for discharging the duties of the office in a thoroughly business like manner it is needful that the candidate shall be a person morally worthy. This is confessedly in the interest of Good government and a pure . Louis Christian advocate december 27, 1905. The Western express company has been fined $3,038 for violating the prohibition Laws of North Dakota in delivering liquors into 26 towns in that state. The state Federal court convicted and the United states court of appeals confirmed the conviction

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