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16 Nov 1899

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Indianapolis Patriot Phalanx (Newspaper) - November 16, 1899, Indianapolis, Indiana 6reat Chance free premiums t see Page 2 vol. Xiv India in Apolis thu sat 3s"ovembek j 6, 1899. No. 33work for everybody who is willing to assist in the great Campaign now under Way. By a vat chairman Hall. Let All the Brethren and friends of the 5th rally and hear Woolley and Stewart at Brazil or Terre haute on saturday and sunday Kov. 18 and 19. And let friends in the 2nd remember that besides the greatest National orators at Sullivan on monday the 20th, they also have a very in portent meeting to a Hoose a District chairman. All prohibitionists and friends in a Hundred Miles of Shelbyville will want to go and hear Woolley and Stewart there on tuesday Kov. 21. Quot what we say of Shelbyville we also May with emphasis for their meeting at Elkhart the next Day to of. 22. Do not take a stand for prohibition unless you enlist for the War. The need of the prohibition party truly is More converts but a still eater need than that is a vigorous aggressive life in those already converted. Evey prohibition voter is a Beacon Light in his own neighbourhood and he a hould let Bis Light Shine. Don t expect All prohibition work to be done your Way. Many of our workers need to be careful or they will become narrow As to methods. The state committee is manifesting considerable Faith in the prohibition is Sof Indiana by sending three Strong specialists in different lines of prohibition work to hold county eally without any guarantee of support. By not the Faith of your committee be misplaced. A Christmas gift to the stat Central committee of the prohibition party to help Down the liquor traffic would be Dost appropriate. The 1st District is the one to Lead out in the Good work of organizing a prohibition free lecture Bureau. Rev. R. H. Clark of Evansville is superintendent and is co operating most heartily with evangelist Welch. Such a Bureau is a splendid idea. In Many str Fig counties a county Temperance lecture Bureau could be most profitably maintained. An organization that sets everybody to work is the right kind of an organization. That is Tjie kind of a prohibition organization we need in every county. I wish to say to All anti Saloon voters and their friends in the counties where Quincy Lee Morrow and his helpers Are to hold county rallies the next few weeks you cannot afford to miss hearing or. Morrow. He is a Power scarcely second to John a Woolley. When other parties Are quieting Down after election the prohibition party of Indiana is taking on new life. This week and next we have three of the greatest speakers of the nation at work in Indiana John g. Woolley Oliver w. Stewart and Quincy Lee Morrow of Baltimore. And besides these we have twelve District evangelists to work All their time and one state or general evangelist. Let every it anti Saloon Man in the congressional districts where Woolley and Stewart speak turn out and hear them. They will give you moral dynamite that will last you a whole year. A Man who takes a stand now against the Saloon and votes that Way and tries to get others to do likewise is an Abraham Lincoln of the closing year of the 19th Century. Any county that has 200 prohibition a voters ought to support a county prohibition or Temperance evangelist. I Vive Faith in god and the prohibition Quot cause and think about that . 4 a new Kin of revival meeting is or going to strike Indiana this Winter namely Temperance prohibition revival meetings. No theory about we have already arranged for three not them. We Are needing four or five More prohibition evangelists in iana. To Man who has made a Are it everything else deed apply want capable men who a willing in a Bovit like a College Bor Dietl or in Jother that the apostle Paul had. The work and the cause and the hardships Are very much like the apostle Paul enjoyed. The salary is moderate but a Little larger however than the apostle Paul received. There is one reasonable request that prohibitionists Are asking of Christian men that they take a stand against the Saloon at All times and under All circumstances. W in great Britain there is a brewery that has 175 preachers As stockholders. Well we have no such a disgraceful theological record in United states As that. However we have a few preachers that you would judge by the Way they preach and vote that they at least owned some Stock of that kind a Good Start. Atlanta nov. 15, 189f>. De. Phalanx a i am rushed and have not time to properly write up the Morrow meetings but will give you a few facts. 3 p. M sunday at Noblesville the court room was filled and chairs were brought in. The speech was a splendid one. Collection $8.32. The meeting did Good i am sure. The Ledger said Quot the address was not received favourably by Many but the fault was not in the address. At 7 p. Of same Day the Christian Church at Arcadia was packed with 600 Peeple. Miss Jennie Thorpe Sang several selections. The address was deliberate forceful convincing. Many saw the Light and a few acknowledged it. Collection $15.60. At Westfield in Wesleyan Church 2 p. Of monday there was a Large turnout and a splendid meeting. Or. Morrow made a Short speech full of cheer and Hope. Then the following county officers were selected to act till the next county convention chairman l. T. Vancleave Atlanta. Secretary c. C. Harold Noblesville. Treasurer jars. Abel Doan Westfield. Township chairmen. Noblesville mrs. Emily Harold. Delaware Oscar Day. Nora. Clays Jesse Johnson Carmel. Washington Abel Doan Westfield. Adams Henry Burton Boxley. Jackson Rev. Wade Arcadia. The remaining townships will be supplied with chairmen soon. It is our purpose to push our county and township organization to completion just As fast As possible. The night meeting at Westfield was full of enthusiasm. House packed. The amens were numerous and full grown. Collections $8.75. District chairman l. Crist and h. S. Bonsib appeared in this meeting and made Short speeches. These meetings have All been great successes. Sheridan Ekin and Atlanta Hope for something equally Good. Roll the Ball along for Trio the Trio that the state committee has secured composed of Quincy Lee Morrow of Baltimore md., As the chief orator and general evangelist h. S. Bonsib of Vincennes As solicitor and speaker and miss Jennie Thorpe of Muncie As Singer and reciter Are now in the Field. Their future dates so far As arranged Are As follows Friday saturday and sunday Kov. 17, 18,19, Marion first friends Church nov. 20-21, Howard co. Kokomo. Nov. 22, Cass co., Youn America. 23, Quot Royal Center. Nov. 24,25,28, Miami co., Amboy in friends Church. Nov. 27-28, Wabash co., South Wab Sii in u. B. Church. A it 29-30, Huntington do dec. 1 to 19 in the 8th District. See evangelist master s letter for places. The general outline that will usually be followed at these rallies will be interesting conferences and business sessions in the Day time and mass meetings at night. Program will be published next week. A on sundays Christian citizenship meetings will be held. Jessup s famous lecture. Last Sabbath morning in friends Church by inv Tayidi of the chairman of the Temperance committee of spice land quarterly meeting Rev. Chas. L. Jessup of Friendswood delivered his famous lecture Quot quakers slavery and Temperance Quot to a full House. To say that it was excellent is putting it mildly. The acid hence gave him the closest attention during his speech of one hour and a half and All parties pronounced it a magnificent lecture. We wish that every meeting in the country Coald hear his masterly Way of in Tali the facts which tender it one of the most telling it a a for Unetha tri generally Eneo raging 19 the prohibition vote at the Becent vote in new York. Neav York nov. 13th, 1899. Editor Phalanx a it is impossible at this writing to give the party vote in the state. In Many sections the increase in our vote is very marked. Chautauqua county town of Mina elects a prohibition supervisor and Tompkins and Steuben counties each school commissioners both women. The vote of the state last fall for Kline candidate for governor was 18,233, and for Wilbur Secretary of p site 20,538. This year there is. No state ticket so that the Only Way of ascertaining the party vote will be to take the aggregate vote for Assembly. It will be some Days before that vote can be secured. So far As heard from the counties showing Gathis in the vote More than offset those reporting slight losses and we Hope that the full count will place the party vote ahead of last year s highest figure. It we not be less. The aggregate vote for All parties this year is considerably less than it was in 1898. It was a quiet Campaign and our folks were More or less troubled with the general lethargy. The party is now better organized than in recent years with no determination to do anything Short of keeping in the Middle of the Road believing that Victory lies at the end of that route. Henry w. Wilbur editor of the and situation in Ohio their Day and we must bide our time. The prohibition party is the Only reasonable and logical solution of this question and i have Faith in the american people that sooner or later they will recognize this truth and move our Way. We bid you godspeed in Indiana and assure you that the faithful in Ohio will stand loyally by the White Banner of prohibition until god gives us the Victory. Yours for the War j. J. Ashenhurst state for Massachusetts owing to the chaotic condition of election returns in Ohio due to the Jones movement and unusual amount of scratching the Secretary of state informs me that he will not be Able to furnish the official returns for ten Days yet. From the official and unofficial returns so far received i estimate that our vote for or. Lla Mill prohibition candidate for governor will be about 6,00. Perhaps a thousand who profess to be prohibitionists went off on one pretext and another and voted for Jones or some other candidate for governor. Liere is no accounting for the Way that some people look at matters. While we have not succeeded in polling enough votes to hold our place on the official ballot but will have to secure it next year by the petition route we have demonstrated again that there Are some voters in Ohio who can not be slump eded and who will not Bend the knee to the modern Baal under any circumstances. It is a matter of supreme satisfaction to know this fact. We have As Brave and faithful a band of prohibitionists in Ohio As can be found anywhere and i feel confident that what we have today can be relied upon in any emergency. The cowards and the truckers and time servers have All prone to the rear and the tried and True Are in the fight to the finish. The state executive committee will be called to meet this month and i am confident that arrangements will be made to push the fight right on in Ohio. Here we have had two things to contend with and hinder our Progress 1. Ohio was the storm Center of the division which split our forces in 1896, and r. S. Thompson has been Able by one scheme or another to still delude some of those who followed him at Pittsburg. 2. This is also the stronghold of the anti Saloon league and while its practical work amounts to nothing Many preachers and others have been Able by co operating with it to Salve their consciences and make themselves believe that they were accomplishing something. In the late election the league has been instrumental in defeating some members of the legislature and also Cut Down the vote of John f. Caldwell the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. But in no Case so far As we have been Able to discover has the Mah or Man that they have voted for been any better than the Man or Meci they were opposing. In any Erent theall belonged and were dominated by political machinery that woi Guider the Oon Tiol to emf Boston nov. 11, 1899. Editor Phalanx a we Are glad to report a gain of Over 60 per cent in our vote for governor in the 32 cities of Massachusetts Over 1898, and a probable gain of Over 50 per cent in whole state. All hands encouraged Good people Are getting tired of Mckinley s attitude on canteen and imperialism. Campaign of 1900 already commenced. Expect to have candidates in All political districts of state. Cordially r. W. Clark. The following circular letter was used As a Campaign document by our party in Massachusetts my dear sir a the liquor traffic is the mightiest and deadliest foe of human welfare. Proof of this is furnished by the tragedies chronicled from All parts of the country husbands butchering their wives mothers their offspring fires claiming their helpless victims not an hour passes that does not bring us the tidings of a life ended either by self destruction or by the hand of one of the same blood or the same Housel old wives Poison their husbands tons take the life of parents. No cottage is too Humble to escape its ravages nor Palace Strong enough to shut out the effect of the liquor traffic which for sheer misery producing qualities has no equal in any existing evil in the world. Shall you vote on the Side of the liquor traffic the Boston Globe of oct. 18th, 1899, says 4t is reported that the consumption of liquor in the United states has increased 1700 per cent in the last ten years or at the rate of 100 per cent per the Chicago Tribune says Quot the Saloon business is directly chargeable with a total of 53,436 murders in the past ten the mass. Bureau of statistics says "82 per cent of All the crimes committed in this Commonwealth Are committed while the criminal is under the influence of intoxicating the liquor traffic is directly opposed to the spirit and Power of the Church and the gospel. Shall the liquor traffic have your vote the prohibition party is the Only party which stands openly defiantly and uncompromisingly for the overthrow of the liquor traffic. It has but one single Issue. Will you cast a prohibition vote no Saloon keeper distiller Brothel keeper Gambler or thug will vote this ticket for the overthrow of the traffic which debates a human brother wrecks the lives of Bright and virtuous boys and girls and from the effects of which 300 drunkards die each Day of the year. Yours for service John b. Lewis jr., state Sec in Kentucky. Owensboro ky., nov. 14, 1899. Editor phalanx�?0. T. Wallace candidate for governor on the prohibition ticket gets about 2, too votes a gain of about 900 Over last state election in 1897. Our vote would have been larger but for the unprecedented hot a Lection Between Republican and democrats. Taylor Republican candidate was a Temperance Man while Goebel Democrat was an openly avowed whisky Man. Had it not been for the fact that a great Many people who Are favourable towards us voted for Taylor As the lesser of two evils our vo4e would have been double its present size. The Western part of the state shows a healthy increase and thief is where Likins did his campaigning. The new Par the Kentucky dictator now being published by w. Likins of this place is a no. 1 prot Hibi Tion state paper and has sent a thrill of Joy to the hearts of thousands. The Campaign of 1900 has already Hagood a will end in the Hurgett pro ooze to Bihl. Weak Here and people ire everlastingly tired of Bosses and Jersey gains Camden nov. 11, 1899. Editor Phalanx a there is much to encourage prohibitionists in studying the election returns in this state. There were no state officers to be elected so the Campaign has been very quiet and aggregate vote is reduced. Our vote however on assemblymen shows a Good increase Noth Cial advices giving us 7,362. I believe the official count will be not less than 7,500. Wherever organized Effort was made have had Good gains. We propose to Square away now for the contest of 1900 with redoubled extort and confident Hope. The consolations of conscience Are better than the Joys of iniquitous Victory. A. C. Gnaw editor , Lincoln nov. 13,1899. Editor Phalanx a so far we have Only Complete returns of the prohibition vote from two counties a for Charles e. Smith for regents As follows Lancaster 286 Washington 68. In 96 these gave for Levering 89 and 11. Our expectation is that our vote is about the same As in 98. The fight Between the Bryan fission its and republicans was a most intense one. A dismayed and determined to do its Best our party begins the Campaign of 1900- h. C. Bitten Render. The Iowa Commonwealth expresses much gratification at the increased prohibition vote in that state which incomplete returns indicated would reach ten thousand or Over. Other parties concede that our party has made a substantial two from Ohio Anteo letter from Rev. Chav. Fiji mors on the policy of the anti Saloon league. Editor Phalanx a in my former letter i promised to report if there were any new developments. Contrary 10 my expectations i received another letter from the superintendent of the anti Saloon league of this District to which i Felt called upon to make the following reply Quot your favor of the 1st is at hand. You say if it is As you assert and i am sure you state what you think True or. Helt has made a mistake. But neither the american or Ohio anti Saloon leagues Are to be held responsible for his actions. I am sure that or. Russell National superintendent will hold him responsible for any mistake he has made Quot there is no doubt concerning or. Helt s conduct. The charge has been made in print time and again by reputable parties in Indianapolis and lie has neither denied it nor tried to defend his course so far As i know. Again or. Russell s attention has been called to it by the Patriot Phalanx of Indianapolis and the voice lever of Chicago and apparently he endorses or. Helt s mistake for no one has heard of any accounting that he has demanded of or. Helt. Quot while i will hold the National anti Saloon league responsible for the work of their state superintendent in Indiana so Long As they refuse to repudiate that work i will not hold Ohio responsible for Indiana. Since my last correspondence with you i have received evidence of your work in your own District in Ohio that condemns Vou in my mind and ought to condemn you in the mind of every third party prohibitionist. Quot i have received one of the Sample ballots sent out by pres. Whitlock and supt. Baker instructing citizens of Ohio How to vote. Judging from this Sample ballot one would conclude that there were Only two parties in the Field in Ohio the democratic and Republican for no others Are on the ballot sent out. In face of these facts How will you explain the statement in your letter our work in Ohio up to Date shows us to be Omni parti san ? Quot you say further we Are now doing All we can to defeat Caldwell on the Republican ticket while we leave our people free to vote for or. Hammell prohibition candidate for governor yet on the Sample ballots sent out All Over the state you virtually recommend to your followers to vote the whole Republican ticket with the exception of Caldwell for list. Governor. Your Sample ballot recommends that or it recommends nothing. Do you believe the rest of the state Republican ticket except Caldwell Are anti Saloon men if not then Why do you recommend on your Sample ballot that we vote for them if so you must excuse me from rely Iii non your Jii la idiot in the Fatzie. Liat it Day that the purpose of the anti Saloon league is to at empt to fight the Saloon through the old parties rather than through a new party organized for the % Especial purpose of destroying the whole abominable traffic. I am convinced that you can no More get the prohibition of the liquor traffic thro either the Republican or democratic parties than you can get old bottles to hold new wine. Quot in every election it seems to be the policy of the anti Saloon league to recommend to its followers to choose the less of two evils. I cannot follow such advice for my guide Book tells me to shun the very appearance of evil. Choosing the less of two evils it seems to me comes As a suggestion. From the author of All evil. Quot in conclusion let me say i am sorry i cannot join in a Union service under the auspices of the anti Saloon league and in their interest. I regret it because i believe in a Union of Effort in every Good work. I hate the Saloon. 1 preach against it constantly. I use my pen against it. I lecture against it. I write music against it. I sing against it. I want to seethe Saloon destroyed and if you will show me that a your method is better than the one i am pursuing i will be with you. But up to Date As it seems to me the logic of events is against and so friends in Indiana ends chapter second. Whether there shall be a third i cannot Tell. I am ready to continue to i am More convinced than Ever that prohibitionists should not be deluded by the anti Saloon league. Indiana Prohias Are All right. Stand by stat chairman Hall the state committee the District evangelists and above All the a Phalanx. Chas. Fillmore. Carthage o of. 11, 99.shelby county. We come now with a word to you Indianapolis and Marion county pro his. We want you to come in Force to our Woolley Stewart Christian citizenship rally in Shelbyville november 21, afternoon and night. The cause demands it. Besides some of us have gone to you in times past to help you out. What s the matter with also having delegations from Franklin Rushville Columbus and Greensburg a crowd is what we ask we will do the rest. To our Shelby county friends our District evangelist Larimore will soon be in your neighbourhood and besides his regular work he will do special work in the interest of our Woolley Stewart meeting. Be prompt to Aid him in All possible ways do All you can individually and devote the whole Day of the meeting to it. Bring your families and neighbors along. In the opera House where the great rally is to be there will be a petition to Congress asking that body to refuse to seat b. H. Roberts the polygamous congressman elect from Utah and also for an amendment to the National Constitution which will prevent like trouble again arising. Let All voters come Early and sign this without fail to not Only accomplish objects named but to rebuke the obsequious Ness that permitted the admission of Utah As a state under Laws making it possible to cast ballots for a Man practising polygamy instead of decorating him with prison stripes. Our worthy District chairman Julian will do his whole duty As to this great rally in his Bailiwick without any asking and that cheers us too. S. Thompson corresponding secy special notice nov. 21st is the Date fixed for our grand prohibition rally at Shelbyville when John g. Woolley and Oliver w. Stewart of Chicago will a Ive us four addresses two in the afternoon and two in the evening. Woolley is the nation s greatest Temperance orator and Stewart Illinois state chairman is not far behind. Now we want every pro i in the county with his friends and neighbors to hear these men. Come one and All and May we till the opera House so full that an overflow meeting will u necessary. Let every township Chan Man and every prohibitionist in the county go to work to make a meeting Long to be remembered. Admission will be free but reserved seats for the night session will be 10 cents on Sale at Bishop s drug store beginning 8 a. M., saturday nov. 18th, yours for the cause b. H. Reece county chair. Information wanted. As i am making a special study of local option and the efficiency of the Nicholson Law i wish to ask the following questions and request each county chairman to answer for his county 1. In How Many townships or localities in your county have the people been Able by remonstrance to put the Saloon out and keep it out 2. How Many License saloons in your county 3. Are they on the increase a postal card answer to the Abote que Suomi would be appreciated by the Undell Gried

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