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Indianapolis Indiana Phalanx (Newspaper) - February 25, 1897, Indianapolis, Indiana
J>v.j>0bi il8hed bvbbtth17b8da1. To j a Ooms a 0torama Placa. Fat Market Between soldiers Lono it it ment and state House. It Tow Indianapolis Job Toffee a a Aeo ode Lara matter. I Duma. a year to my a the Seq a months if we. P. Clark sb., a a Cwm f. Olask jb., j publish a is. Vii thursday february 25. 1897. A a quot v the magnificent speech of John g. It Voiley will be printed in the heed to sower next week. It can be secured Ifor distribution at the rate of 50 cents or Hundred. Allor dets should reach Xis by tuesday to insure their being Vii lied. The House on wednesday by a vote f65 to 25, killed the local option Bill Spiro Posedy Reynolds of Wayne 1by of accepting the report of the Temperance a omit free. To indefinitely postpone. A Mirther comment will appear in the next week. Jos. M. Dunlap this week lamp Down his state chairmanship we wish to a i a ear testimony to the great ability and in ii eai he has shown in that position. Had i it not been for Tjie division at Pitts Barg last year s Campaign under his a leadership would doubtless have been a the Best the party Ever made in this quot a. State his liberality and sacrifice for Reform should never be forgotten. The referendum on change of name of ,th6 National party resulted in the Choice v. Oft lie name Liberty by a vote of 2,843 to 5408. There were votes from 38 states a but almost one half were from Ohio quot p which cast 1,327 for and 133 against. A Michigan gave the next largest vote a 329. Indiana voted 189 yes 89 no. Women of voting age were invited to Iise Iid a ballot but no statement is Given in to what number availed themselves v of the privilege. Liq orites will be Apt to question the appropriateness of this. Name for a party which seeks to abolish their Logan says members of the party will be designated As lib exists and not quot Liberal Sas most people naturally suppose. A mrs. Hem Hougak on Friday i court argued i for the right of women to vote under the Constitution it and Law of Indiana. At ithe election of 1894 her Rote was refused idly the election Board and she brought ii a Uit with the purpose of having the highest court a cide on the question. A during these two years she and her assistant counsel. S. M. Saylor of Hunt if Iii ton have much time to a Tho a rough research upon the question and if the argument of Friday was a summing i i has taken Many Days to gather. Quot the opposing attorney Alexander a. Hice of Lafayette contented himself with the claim that the Constitution gave a j to male citizens Over Twenty one years w age the right to vote thereby sex crud King females and referring to several decisions which he considered sustained. A ids View. He then yielded most of his. A time to mrs. Gougar who made a plea v v the twill live in history whatever the a i Jime Diate result of the Case May be. Ive. Are sure those who listened and a who have taken it As a matter of course Zahat Only men could legally vote were a at the Strong arguments ably and concisely. Set Forth for the equal a. Right of women to the ballot. We give in synopsis because mrs. Gougar has tis engaged to prepare her entire argument chapters for publication in the Pha a Large number of interested women As Well As men were present. At the a ill close the congratulations Given the advocate were Many and a the judges As they descended from the Bench toot her by the hand and expressed their pleasure at the manner in a quot which the Case had been presented to them. Judge Mccabe remarked to a a a nother gentleman a a ii mrs. Gougar made one of the most j if in Ible logical and concise Legal argue Ever Nakade before this court. Not it one Man in it a Hundred acquits himself Rapheil quot Litho court promptly handed Down Ana Jap Union the decision being made Public on Al wednesday of this week. The judges As was generally expected do s suffrage. It a a quot Piscus Slon on Money., a Spring a new Era Haye entered into an finite disc Aasin of the fou owing told bbb a >er9 publishing the y . A when the very. Unfortunate Day Isis a of the prohibition party took lace at the Pittsburg convention it was the expressed feeling of a it most adherents in the state quot Well there is no need of a split in Indiana for we have a Broad Pla Forna Here that seems Satis factory to it was our Hope that the state ticket nominated in february could be retained and voted for both by those who supported Levering or Bent Ley. But the election Law As it was soon Learned would not permit this hence two state tickets. It was a common expression during the Campaign quot we must get together after the election. Since the vote was cast the Phalanx has endeavoured to pave the Way for Union. Our readers Are familiar with the arguments for and i Aorist that have appeared in its columns. Every editorial utterance has been favourable to Union. Our profound conviction now is that it is a grave mistake to continue two party organizations having As their Cardinal principle. The discouraging Campaign Culnan rating in a largely decreased vote was a protest against two parties. The Voi be of nine tenths of our correspondents had we have heard from Hundred since Elee Tion has been for Union. A common sentiment Isle have no heart to work or give for either if two parties Are to be kept As Between the National and prohibition the decision of the voters was overwhelmingly Adverse to the a quot Tio nals. The desertion of Many leaders from Bentley to Bryan is in a Large la ensure responsible for the failure of. The movement. We see no Hope for its sufficient growth to make it the successful party of Reform that was hoped for at its inception. But further we see a tendency developing in the party most dangerous to prohibition. This was shown in the Large vote that went to Bryan instead of Bentley thus making the Money question of chief importance. In monday evening s conference the chairman said there were greater issues than prohibition. If True the sensible course to pursue would be to help a party championing those More important issues that has better Chance for Early Success. Through All these years voters who. Belile be in the principle of prohibition yet remaining in the old parties have excused themselves by saying there was some Issue More important that must needs be settled just then. There was a time when the Republican party of Indiana declared in state convention for prohibition but afterwards for the Sake of Success and that other measures of supposed greater importance might not be delayed these demands for Temperance Reform grew weaker until of late years no reference to the subject is made in their platforms. Unless prohibition is kept at the front it will sooner or later be made of less importance with danger of being entirely dropped. For these reasons it seems to us that the Safe and sensible course for those in Indiana to pursue who desire the Success of prohibition is now to give their support to the prohibition party. In doing this they do not have to subscribe to any single Issue platform. The party is today standing on the satisfactory Broad gauge platform adopted in the great convention of last february. In june after Tae division that platform was reaffirmed without amendment and cannot be supplanted except by action of a regularly called convention next year. This platform is the basis for Union that has been most frequently mentioned As satisfactory. There remain the objections that have been a fired against some of the National officers of the prohibition party and the National Tingle Issue platform. Oar conclusion is not to indulge in unnecessary worry about those. The 1898 Campaign will be confined to states and it is our belief that the National convention of 1900 jul be ready to meet wisely the More important political questions then up for consideration. Tie experience of 1896 will not be in vain. There will be no secession trom the next convention nor starting of. A new Reform party. The i Alan will continue the adv a a by of the various reforms of the Indiana platform. Its columns will not be for dissension. And division but for Unity and he Aling strength and work. The position now announced has not been taken hastily list is the result of close observation and much thought. It is our Earnest prayer that All who have herein fore acted with the probe by Tiomi party May be led to Seto that Here is the Way to practical Union without t sacrifice of principle. That such action Inay in turn Lead to new Zeal and activity. That this May result in Many new accessions and the soon become a greater Power for Good in the state than Ever before not Only in leave Ning Public sentiment but. Making Ilieff Felt As a Factor not quot to be despised at the election. / . It Iii on. Monday. Called by chairman Dunlap of the nationals was attended 1 y about Twenty of business whatever was transacted the time being Given to. A Freia interchange of views Alpon the political situation the subject of Union with the prohibition party or continuance in pushing on As a separate organization being the main topic. The desirability of Union was expressed by most who spoke but As to How it coi ild be effected a hone seemed to know. Two or three thought Union not Only impossible but not desirable. At the conference during Forenoon of next Lay the number present was just about the same. The treasurer s report was made and approved. It showed some $40 due or. Dunlap for expenditures he. Has met from his own funds and this it was agreed should be made up to him. Or. Dunlap insisted upon being relieved from the chairmanship and or. King re amp signed As Secretary and treasurer. W. D. Wattles of Reynolds was chosen As state chairman and authorized to proceed with the work of organization. He was not present. As no fund was provided for such work or for meeting any expenses it looks As though the new chairman had Baba Given an exceedingly hard task. Or. S. V. Wright of Greensburg was elected Secretary and treasurer. Two noteworthy pleas for Union were made by mrs. Mary e Balch and miss Mary Hadley. A committee was appointed consisting of or. Wright judge Robert Denny Sylvester Johnson mrs. R. T. Brown and mrs. J. M. Dungan to receive any communication regard of Union that might come from the prohibition conference and then adjourn a .1� Asha Jil nowbut four Een to it fourteen., v an excerpt of political history by i k. Crist. It is certain that in Many instances where the vote of minority parties is quite Small in a precinct the same is not reported at All by the election Board. Several cases of this kind were reported by letter to the Phalanx from different Indiana counties last fall and the aggregate of these taking the country Over would doubtless by quite Large. At Philadelphia the City Campaign a committee of the prohibition party that for years the party has been cheated out of hundreds of votes have been making investigations and last week in the Quarter sessions constr secured the conviction of the election judge and inspectors in the 27fch Divi Sion of the 15th Ward proving that at least three prohibition votes had beep cast there at november election Aigid. None returned. The committee Are determined to Follo up the work Ai insure a fair count hereafter if possibly in sentencing the defendants judge a Biddle said an offence of this kind a amp one of the most serious known to the Law. The integrity of the ballot he said was one of the fundamental principles of our great Republic and any person who attempted to jeopardise of government by tampering with the ballot should be dealt with most severely. In the present Case the judge said it was quite Plain the defendants had been guilty of a most serious mistake and while he would be most glad to accede to the prosecutors request for leniency he was compelled by Law to disfranchised the defendants for a period of four years. Not desiring to Send the men to jail the judge said he would discharge the defendants the punishment the Law imposed being a most severe one. Prohibition victories. After in gazing t prize,.-fi $1,000 a fight itis not in re rising to a a Arn at to in Neyaria be sly amp Reha refs a a co so anti anal amendment Givins the suffrage to at the election on feb. Lgth maj. John m. Caldwell the prohibition nominee for mayor of Milton pa., was elected by the Lian some majority of 147. There was no fusion in this As the major s name appeared Only o a the prohibition ticket although Many voted for him because of his personal popularity and fitness for the place. Usually the republicans have a majority of above 100 Over the combined vote of the other parties. Milton is the Home of the people the excellent prohibition state paper. A Bloomsburg a. R. Tochner. The regular prohibition candidate for president of Council Defeated the democratic and Republican candidates. The vote stood prohibition 428 Republic Oan 351 Democrat 250. Frona other places where the party invade nominations a very encouraging vote is reported showing a Good in crease since the november election., the term quot Teet Taler quot originated with the stuttering exhortation of Richard Turner. Speaking before an abstainers meet Din Prev ton England,4n 1833, he remarked that Juno tiling butt to total abstinence will if you need some Fine vegetable and Flower seeds for your Garden Don t fail to read our generous offer on the last i be. Renew your subscription and Send 20 cents extra for the Box of 16 packages of seeds Worth $1 60. A electing ,. It Oyer Noc a or to legislator known Tobita do on the wrong Side with a View to co number i. The election of Grover Cleveland to the presidency in 1884 broke the Long line of the Republican party in the executive department and the distribution of the spoils of office. It was the first change since the Days of Buchanan. An entire generation of office seekers had passed Avay. A new generation had Arisen and their demands were imperative. There would have been a clean sweep had it not been for the civil service influence that had grown into Public favor an Cleveland s committal to its practice. It must be remembered that the republicans had not enjoyed undisputed Sway for the Twenty four years. They Are not entitled to All the glory of what is Good neither does All the evil lift at their door. All was Nob Sweet during Johnson s reign. The 44th, 45th, 4gih and 48th congresses were democratic in the House and on joint ballot and the 47th Senate was tied. So that whatever of evil has come to this nation since 1875 through legislation must be chargeable to both of these Pelitira parties. This same condition continues daring Cleveland s administration for the Senate remains in the hands of the republicans. This is a very convenient arrange ment for politicians to shift responsibility. Thev love to have it so. It is the design of the Power behind parties to keep it thus. Each party can Champion measures desired by its constituency make Buncombe speeches with the sure Hope that he can return Home with his record Clear and charge its failure upon the other party. It makes splendid fuel for campaigning and succeeds in deluding the people and fastening upon them corrupt Laws. It also gives the lobbyist with his Long purse a splendid Opportunity to Engineer legislation in the interest of trusts combines and Money center5and enables Many a poor Patriot who is sacrificing his life by serving his country on a salary that will not meet the demands of Washington society to return Home after a few years arduous service a multiplied millionaire each party can charge the other with corruption and make itself to be Perfec Ilion. It is also a very convenient excuse for Hotep Tising great moral questions. Each can say quot i would but if do it will put the other party in Power and they Are so corrupt that it will bring rain to Thi country. We had better fun dare the ills we have than Fly to those we know not of quot this was the condition of politics Dur ing the 40 s and 50 a alien the slavery question was pressing for recognition. This legalized evil became the ruling Power in politics and awed the dominant parties into obedience and Paci amp de them by alternating until the abolition party came into Power by the election of Lincoln. The Power behind the throne during the 70 s and 80 a is another legalized evil the rum Power whose Potency exceeds All others in the distribution of offices taking Especial care that no one Adverse to their business holds position where a die can harm their interest and that no one party occupies All the apart tents of government at the Fame time. This principle will largely account for the shifting of parties during the political agitation of slavery and for the teetering process that is in Vogue at present. Rum holds the balance of Power and turns the scale at will. Cle Veland s term of office was marked by continual political excitement. The election was no sooner Over than plans were being made for his successor. There was no real Issue so one had to be made. In this search More regard was had to the past than t a future. The Plethoria Treasury induced Cleveland to recommend reduction of duties on certain leading articles. This was construed by his political opponents As Ada coating free Trade. The charge was made and Tariff became the dominant Issue in the Campaign of 1888. One party said quot Protection quot the other quot Revenue quot thus the Battle Over straws began. This controversy was so vital to the welfare of the nation that neither of the leading parties could stoop to look after the Temperance question. The democrats did not even mention quot anti sump uary quot and republicans in an. After thought Only a expressed concern for sobriety and pure Homes and cordial sympathy quot for Wise and Well directed a efforts for the promotion of Temperance and neither proposed to Interior with the liquor interest so the Saloon business ism Safe no matter who party succeed sit to Seq a id by noted How concerned the Obj Itidal parties were for the a Ney in Estioc a a Ili a quot fifi in address delivered by John g. Woolley feb a a 23, before the state prohibition conference at Indianapolis. A a copyright free to newspapers but All rights reserved to print otherwise Jav quot or i have watched the signs of the times not Only in our own party but in the others also As Well As in the country at Large with All the earnestness and intelligence possible to me and a diligent and for such ability and training As i could bring to bears a thorough study of the situation has convinced me that the greatest Issue at the bar of this country s conscience in business in religion and in politics is quot the Money i have come unwillingly to this conclusion driven by the logic of events which it was impossible to gainsay or to ignore. A by the Money question i do not mean the. Contention about Simec arism or the ratio of Gold and Silver or the Wisdom of National Bank or of the retired Jet of greenbacks great As those matters Are but this. Shall Christ in business Man shrink a band of did or Silver upon his convictions i Ltd Pontine or thwart them for the Sake of profit or from fear of loss shall Bishops and office bearers and members of the a Church withhold or color their testimony for fear of its effect upon the income of the society either in converts or in Cash shall the Christian voter give the lie to his Church for fear of a panic or Hope of Prosperity about your salary your Seminary your Chance of office your subscription list quot your new Church quot a and they break Down at the Money question. The same temptation in far Silious form than it has usually won because it came As a suggestion of. I to the oppressed and not one of pure. A selfishness came to the prohibition party and it listened and but by tie Grace of god who quot would not leave himself without a witness quot Ini the last Campaign it did not fall but stretched itself like a Young giant Andt quot. Snapped the last thread of affiliation with the unclean and unworthy in poli i a tics and took the Field with the single Issue glory to god in the highest and Earth the greatest Good to Iha Greaf est number of men. A quot ii u. Since i became a Christian 1 have. It. Never doubted the Success of the Prole Bitio movement but have always a doubted the Success of the prohibition quot a party until the Pittsburg convention. Seco then i have had an increasing i r Confidence not Only in the Success of thei quot., movement but also in the possibility that the prohibition party should Lead quot the tight acid win the Victory. A a it. Now what i have been saying and it what that already said Foresh own. not be pleasant to some of you but you Are members of the old prohibition ->4 c shall any Christian Ever shut his Bible and open his profit and loss account in order to decide whether to do right or less Ever since our first parents were be gulled through their curiosity in Eden so tan hits had a habit of appearing to their descendants As the Money it is the same old Serpent in the grass on its belly Slimy whispering and contemptible in All but Power. But the prophecy quot i will put enmity Between thee and the woman and Between Tuy seed and her seed it shall Bruise thy head and thou Shalt Bruise his has been As yet but partially l fulfilled. Quot enmity there is to be sure 1 it there Are not Many Heel Marks on the reptile s head nor Many bruises on the Heel of Christian government. Enmity h9s been modified by the Money question into License which is Friend snip at so much per annul. How Many a yet a ung Mair with youth s Clear eyes sees the fight. And would do it. But the tempter hisses quot come along get your eyes open a see the world and be a god quot knowing Good and yourself there is no show for a crack keep in the in get Rich Leep your Noble feelhig4 that is All right of a feeling when you have made your Fortune you can return and live like you feel quot it is the Money question. How Many a Young woman turns albeit with a pain at her heart away from the love and poverty of a True clean Man to marry a biped hairless dog and live in a Golden Kennel that is the Money question. How Many a Brave True wife is led to fret and whine and sour her Home losing sight of ithe greatest thing in the world quot in the Money is easier for a Camel to go through the Eye of a Needle than for a Rich Man to enter the kingdom quot of heaven and the same May be truly said of a Rich Church or government or party. It is certainly True in this country that virtue diminish lies in political parties As they increase in Power. It is equally sure that the piety of a Given Church sect in this country is inversely As its size and that As to individuals one is Apt to find the greatest generosity and sternest integrity among the poor. But in All classes and sects and parties the quot weak place quot seems to be the Money question. The Saloon keeper in Many cases abhors his. Business but puts on his apron because quot there s Money in the town hates the Saloon and fears it but answers not a word when Money Church must be popular or go behind i dicta and a Church that instr be popular is worthless a a quot no the Ifni Init ions of Ople in Rio Idit lip if the party which is equivalent to saying tha amp you Are men and women who Are amen Able to right reason and who when they f see the truth will defend it win or lose. And who at any rate Are ready to respect i candid opinion. A Gre lean politics today. It is not prohibition i or woman suffrage or Silver or Gold or direct legislation or wages or offices. It will the Chr Taiwan voter do Light f r will he he honest can he be trusted quot let one poll of the people say quot yes quot to. A that question and Public Confidence. Will be restored at Home and abroad capital and labor will begin Tobe friends for each will realize that giving v a not getting is the heart of All co it a. Ration. Corn Fields will wave their i plumes and hash their Blades in Good quot v wishes to the Banks woman will Gal her own without asking the civil service. Will open to Young men is an honorable and permanent Catling. Look at the civil service now if a Young Man studies Law. He frankly and proudly plans to get a clerkship or a partnership or a client. If he studies Medicine he asks and looks . Gic Point to begin there is no shrinking from an avowal of the purpose to do his Best for his own future in the Day to come. But no Young american openly chooses the Public service As a or does s v Sion. La any University a Young Man who should say quot i am for politics i would be shunned As a Man of sin a kit v virtue or crooked intent and when a Good Man gets an office his self resp Civ a demands that he be overwhelmed by Surprise. A i was greatly pleased at Reading the. Address of sex president White a students of the University of Wisco Risiti it was Noble in every line and As to Tai subject he said a. Niu tit of a a a that then shall the idea if of quot quot Lotical conduct the answer is Stie a let us glorify the evolution of moral in Ense in individuals and Natis. Of Well being and Well doing a 1 and honest thinking fright Ream Oil High purpose of bold living up to thought reason and purpose what shall be the aim of tract rare rib of it the answer to this question.tooi8lijunv-ple let us strive to Clear the Way Jap quot steady healthful evolution unfolding of a better it but a Young Man who Sho Tilc the door of the ?4 cratic party with that scheme a his hand would be called Vly Nancy quot a quot bleachers Kite a Orr the prohibition party for each Young men Aso Dole a and its single Issue not a it a cat throw of the Satou is to list
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