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Indianapolis Patriot Phalanx (Newspaper) - November 16, 1899, Indianapolis, Indiana
4 Patett a it Oto user 16 a f. It j published Ever thub8dat. By 25, Cyclorama place. Wait a amp Ket Between soldiers Mona ment and state House. Altered at tha Indiana Polis potato Flea As Leond . Ihde Kapeluk Indiana. Terms one year. Six months. Them months. Is 00. 60. 85 Moet for renewals should be Lent directly to this office by Post off co Money order express Money order Bank Check or 9raft, or currency in registered letters. It la not Safe to and Silver la letters. on each copy of the spa Lake to subscribers in a Small Label Muleff tb9 Date to Umoh subscription is paid Ouis John Jones 7 apr 99 that Means that or. Jones subscription has Iwen paid up to april 7. 1s<k>. When a sub aerl Ber remits the receipt for his remittance jul be Given by advancing the data of his Label la length of Tima paid for. a subscriber orders paper discontinued at expiration of time a Aid for. It is marked with Quot a Quot on the address Ubal and promptly attended to. Otherwise tha paper or in be continued until the publishers a re Noti amp de that the subscriber wishes his per stopped my arrearage smut be paid by lamp rtt Hudane. Some rare humor. Williim f. Clark Edward w. Clark publishers. Thursday november 16,1899 help make your county rally largest possible Success. The the prohibition party is the Only be through which hostility to the Saloon can be expressed. The National meeting of the anti Saloon league was due in december but for some reason has been postponed until next summer until after the party conventions have been held we presume. The week has been a very encouraging one on subscriptions both renewals and new. In Many instances these Are accompanied by kind words and commendations of the paper that Are much appreciated. Here is a Little practical party work Send a few names of neighbors who ought and Likely would be willing to read prohibition literature and we will pail them free specimen copies of Phalanx you promising to afterwards solicit their subscription for same. With help of Premium Book offered such Effort would usually meet with Success. Evangelist Welch writes that he has found ,000 at Rockport Spencer county the interest of which is to be used for the Temperance cause the trustees of . E. Church being guardians of this fund. The w. C. T. U. Has the privilege of securing a Good Man for a week s Temperance meeting in the Church and they write to chairman Hall for a Man who will creditably fill the Bill. Election frauds in Philadelphia Are coming to Light that Are almost incredible Wanamaker says there has not been an honest election there since Quay has been the Republican Boss. The fight for honesty begun by the prohibitionists under leadership of state chairman Jones is now taken up by others and has the support of the North american. Several arrests have been made. A minority party has no show whatever where such corruption holds Sway As in Republican Philadelphia. A Prince in the prohibition Israel has fallen. Charles p. Tuley was stricken with paralysis on sunday last at his Home in North Indianapolis and died on tues9fay evening without a having regained consciousness. He was one of those who in 84 saw that the parting of the ways had been reached politically by Temperance men a that no reasonable Hope could longer be entertained for obtaining prohibitive legislation from either of the old parties and True to his convictions he United in the first prohibition state convention and from that time he was As True to principle As the Needle to the pole. He has been a zealous worker in the cause generous with his Means and time for its advancement. Repeatedly he was honoured with a place on the prohibition ticket and always willingly accepted the nomination never fearing the effect on business which such championing of an unpopular cause might bring. His death is a great loss to the party. Brother Tuley was a Lovely character. Though Strong in his convictions unwilling to make any Compromise with wrong and Plain in speech in telling others their duty his was one of the most tender hearted generous helpful and Loving natures. The sudden summons did not find him unprepared for by a Long and consistent Christian life he was ready for the change. Biographical sketch wll be Giren Jutten the Indianapolis Sun asked Seral of . E. Ministers of the City for an expression regarding president Mckinley s wine drinking at the big ban Quet Given recently in his Honor at Chicago. They All regret that he should have thus transgressed the rules of his Church and agree that he is responsible for so doing to his own pastor and Church where his membership is. Some of them Are loathe to believe the report Hope there is some mistake. The reply of Rev. T. A Goodwin proves that Republican Stal wart to be a Prince among humorists and so we copy it in full. He says Quot the Chicago preachers meeting has no jurisdiction Over or. Mckin Ley s Church membership. That belongs to the Church at Canton but it is not Likely they will do anything in the Case for too Many of the official members of that Church As Well As in Indianapolis drink drams publicly and privately to suppose they will discipline or. Mckinley for drinking. But there is no sufficient evidence that of it drank wine at the Chicago banquet. That the voice lever says he did is no proof. It never tells the truth about a Republican if by perverting a fact it can say something mean and false. Quot but the preachers meeting can and probably will investigate the charge and if they find it True they will discard him and so will two thirds of the methodist preachers in the United states. The Western Christian advocate last week editorially denounced the president for it. If on investigation it proves to be True he will find no apologists among the methodist preachers and the presbyterians and almost every other protestant Church Are in the same mood. There is no doubt that he was by special invitation the guest of the principal Brewer at Cincinnati and the principal distiller at Peoria but that is nothing. The master was often guest with sinners but he went to turn them from their wicked Way. Whether or. Mckinley went for that purpose is not stated. If so he is to be recommended not censured. If it shall prove True that or. Mckinley drank intoxicants at the banquet the philippine question and the Silver question will be baby issues compared with the banquet and the canteen the prohibition state executive committee held an important meeting on saturday afternoon at Indianapolis. It was called principally for the purpose of meeting the Trio who have been engaged to hold the county rallies and make final arrangements for the same. Quincy Lee Morrow of Maryland the principal speaker of these series of meetings was present. Personally a stranger though Well known by reputation he made a very favourable impression upon the committee. Dates were fixed up to the holidays by which time it is hoped the Experiment will have proven so feasible and successful As to warrant their re engagement for the balance of the state. Charles Eckhart of Auburn was selected As the second National committeeman for Indiana taking the place made vacant by resignation of Mary Ladley chairman Hall was on motion requested to attend the meeting of the Nati orial committee at Chicago their to to use his influence with the members from this state Quot toward securing the National convention for South Bend. Other matters in connection with the work throughout the state were discussed and All agreed that the Outlook was never so encouraging As at the present More or. Nicl Olaon and the Antl Saloon Easue. Threatening weather and conflicting meetings materially reduced the attendance last monday night at the prohibition league meeting but it was an interesting and profitable occasion to those who came. It was Quot women s might Quot and was in charge of mrs Mary a Balch who As always filled her part admirably. A valuable paper was read by mrs. Mary a. Moody on the relation of food to the drink habit giving sound advice in the matter particularly of children s diet. There were Short talks by a number of the ladies present and one or two Fine recitations. The music was led by mrs. Cora t. Freijs who also Sang two solos that were very Fine. An appropriate minute was adopted on the death of Rev. Hugh Stackhouse and also one of condolence with or. And i s. James Whitlock on the death of their son. Three new members were added to the Roll. Warm lne up in Minnesota Minneapolis nov. 7, 1899. Dear Clark a i Tell you things Are warming up Here. I look for great prohibition gains in 1900. We Are getting big audiences and Are raising More funds than Ever before and Are going to put up a huge Campaign. Watch our smoke Arndt it Tours for humanity w. A Sibcy. Editor Phalanx i picked up this evening a copy of the Patriot Phalanx of october 26, which read so precisely like four liquor papers that i read weekly so far As opposition to the anti Saloon league is concerned that i really had to look at the heading of the paper to assure myself that i was not Reading a liquor Organ. In fact i find nearly a column that is word for word what i see approvingly in a liquor paper now before me. But perhaps that s your style and if you like it and really enjoy the company nobody need object perhaps. But i do most earnestly protest against any paper that flies the colors of prohibition making such peevish attacks As you do upon the organization that has dared enter the Lair of the Saloon to throttle it to its death and against which organization All the Powers of the Devil both in hell and on Earth Are already combining their forces for the Deith struggle. Either come out into the open and confess that Yourdon twant the Saloon killed unless it can be done by your crowd and wih your club or at least get some place on the firing line t Render some assistance to those who Are already assaulting the liquor traffic at its stronghold of Power. But whether or not you Ever choose to get where you can really hit the Saloon i do insist that you Correct some bungling misstatements concerning myself. In an editorial in which you see fit to use my name although i am not an issues you say Quot he has never been Able to rid himself of the idea that salvation must come through the Republican that is startling news to me at least because never having held any such idea 1 could never have expressed it. Protest against such misrepresentation by that statement you mean to Tell the people of Indiana that All my work against the Saloon has been for the purpose of benefiting the Republican party with the Hope that that party would Settle the liquor problem. Were it not that it grieves my heart to the Quick that even you with All your misrepresentations have no higher opinions of my motives than that i should be justly indignant beyond measure. It you Ever have occasion to attribute to me certain opinions again i insist that you quote me quit jumping at conclusions or else keep my name out of your columns i do not believe that the Republican party or any other party can or ought to undertake to Settle the liquor question. An insignificantly Small part of All Laws enacted arc party Laws dictated by the caucus and such Laws Are never looked upon with great favor by the people at Large and usually Are repealed when the party that enacted them goes out of Power. For the same reason that 1 have never seen it right to affiliate with your party would i oppose the Republican party in its efforts to Settle the liquor question even should it become so incline Al again you say in reference to myself by whose name our present License Law is do you like to falsify Man s position or Don t you know any better the record is thai the present License la was enacted in 1875, when i was twelve years old and was written by a Man who has in Many ways shown his Devotion to the liquor interests. The Law to which you refer Inota License lava and concerns License in no Way except to provide Means for getting rid of it. Lam not a License Man and am working even in face of your opposition to get rid of the whole License system and liquor traffic just As speedily and As possible. Now just once More. You seem to think it strange that i should remain with my party after it has no further use for me. Even if that were True i am not the Man to turn forehead Ando traitor and sulk from the Field just because my Way has not always succeeded. I have further use for the party and believing in its tenets i have the same opportunities with the same Hope of Success in fighting for my beliefs As any other Mem Bei. So much for your personalities which i am not accustomed to notice but these were so flagrant and put me in such false lights that i could not pass them by unnoticed. Now another matter not personal. What a tempest you Are trying to raise because the anti Saloon league did not act to suit you in Indianapolis election. Some of your friends must have been laying awake nights Hunting for some excuse to attack the league so eagerly have they and you pounced upon it. Without even an attempt to get a statement of the league s position you go off in a wild fit of ecstasy because the league is to be killed off at once without even the ceremonial of a funeral Forsooth that you May continue unmolested the sport of tiring in the air without taking the trouble to get Down on the tiring line where the Battle really is. Now what Are the facts briefly the league in Indiana has existed just fourteen months three months of which were taken up principally Vith preliminaries. When the nominations were being made in Indianapolis the league had been Active Only about eight months in the state and Only a few weeks before had begun the preliminaries of a local organization in that City. It was not organized sufficiently to enter the primaries of any party to influence nominations hence no one party had any right to expect the support of the league in subsequent elections the league will be in the Field first to influence in All parties the nomination of candidates then when the tickets Are made up it will As will be its right make Choice of candidates unless All Are up to the Standard. Again the league was barred from giving its support to or Mcwhirter even if it could have made Choice of candidates by or. Mcwhirter s own position toward the league. I undertake to say that there has been no More persistent opponent of the methods of the league in Indiana than or. Mcwhirter. I can name a dozen prohibitionists in Indianapolis capable in every Way Tofu the mayors office who could easily have received the a do sement of the Lacrue had to been in position to. Endorse Yoni but or. Mcwhirter is not one6t them. To its death and when in position to support anyone to support men who Are willing to assist in this warfare in every Way possible but it cannot be beguiled into wasting its efforts upon a Man who has shown not Only that he is the Anke to partisan of them All but in Many ways and on Many occasions tuis declared himself opposed to every method the league uses and has used so successfully up to Date against the Saloon. If details Are needed they Are forthcoming. Again in another part of your paper some monstrosity of a a correspondent styling himself or. Griffith of Craw Fordsville expresses the opinion that the anti Saloon league is being supported by the corruption fund of the National Republican committee. This is on a Par with that preacher in Western Indiana who refused to announce in his Church one of my meetings because if the truth were known he had no doubt that i was employed by the liquor league to hold meetings to keep people out of the prohibition party. And yet a paper like yours gives space with no word of denial to such false vap rings. For Shamel do you wonder the worm has turned and refuses to be trod upon longer by such despicable Means now Don t insist that this letter justifies your Chartre that the league is organized to fight the prohibition party. Personally i believe the great mass of the party in Indiana Are conscientious men. Ready to give the Saloon system a blow in every Way Possi ble and Many of them have shown me every possible kindness for which am deeply grateful. The league itself is in noway an opponent of that party and does not seek to prevent anyone from voting that ticket but asks the co operation of men in All parties in killing the Saloon. But we do protest against a few self appointed leaders in Indianapolis longer getting in the Way of the movement to kill the Saloon. I have tried in this letter to be As mild As possible. I have not written without weighing every word. I am not objecting of anybody voting the prohibition ticket but these protests have become imperative by your incorrect . And having Given publicity to your Side of the question of course you will do me the Justice of printing every line i have sent you. S. E. Nicholson. Nov. 4, 1899. Above is Given a communication from s. E. Nicholson meant to be a reply to an editorial in this paper criticising anti Saloon league methods and advising prohibitionists As to the real character of the league and that they have nothing further to do with it. The communication referred to is Iriven without the omission or change of a single word so none can criticise us for being unfair and this is our apology for taking up so much space and inflicting his letter upon our readers. And yet it May be space Well used for its careful Reading cannot fail to show our people that the anti Saloon league is the open enemy of the prohibition party. In it or. Nicholson says Quot i do not believe any party can or ought to undertake to Settle the liquor there is no excuse for the prohibition party existing if it is not for this express purpose. If that sentiment is not Quot opposition to the prohibition party Quot what is it Quot an insignificantly Small part of All Laws enacted Are party by the True but those relating to the liquor traffic Are almost invariably thus settled a As witness our last legislature when the Republican caucus decided against the passage of every Temperance Bill introduced. Or. Nicholson thinks to cast discredit upon us because of finding our editorials quoted in some liquor papers. The liquor element is of course pleased to know that the prohibition party is being opposed by pretended friends who continually betray confiding Temperance voters into the hands of the whisky ruled Republican and democratic parties. It is encouraging to the enemy to know we Are thus hampered in our Onward March by those who claim to be seeking the same end. The liquor element rejoiced too during the meeting of the last legislature when or. Nicholson and other anti Saloon men at first openly opposed any Effort for further Temperance legislation insisting that Quot what Laws we have Are Good but when the Kirkpatrick Bill prohibiting saloons in resident districts was introduced despite a Uch opposition he favored its passage for he did not think his party could Alford to go on record As opposed to so reasonable a Bill As that. So he said in a news interview that Quot to not pass it meant party suicide Quot and threatened that Quot fifty thousand republicans were watching the so it would seem he thought then his party ought to undertake to Settle the liquor question to that extent at least. But the Republican party not Only failed to pass the Bill but went into caucus and after a hot discussion voted forty to Twenty to kill it. Yet even that does not seem to have seriously Quot suicide Quot the party for or. Nicholson As he boldly declares he still Quot has further use for the party and believes in its of course or. Nicholson and his clan have a a Legal right in this free Republican land to bluster and blow about Quot party suicide Quot and Quot Aea Chery of the president Quot regarding the army canteen and Quot Lack of Backbone of got. Mount Quot Etc when there is no sentiments catch the swell the contributions and then continue to go to the polls and vote Quot for what they Don t but party prolix by zionists have left that class of effectiveness word protestors Long ago. We have no objection to or. Nichol son and the anti Saloon league Quot assaulting the liquor traffic at its stronghold of but with the history before us of just such movements for Long weary years we do object to their enlisting Loyal party prohibitionists in their Effort to Quot butt their brains out against a Stone Wall Quot Only to be laughed at by the real enemy who sits safely behind his bulwark of License made doubly secure by reason of the dominant parties being committed to that policy. What cares the Saloon st for the Little inconvenience occasioned by the feeble efforts at regulation repeated efforts resulting in repeated failures have been made by those prominent in the anti Saloon league to get some declaration into a Republican platform favouring Temperance. Despairing of this yet unwilling still to break with their party idol they now proclaim in the words of or Nicholson Quot i would oppose the Republican party in its efforts to Settle the liquor question even should it become so of the consummate Gall of a political blathers cite who could voice such a sentiment As that going up and Down the land asking party prohibitionists for contributions to support him and his associates in such a Campaign of political nonsense such Cheek is marvelous. Or. Nicholson objects to our calling his Bill a Quot License but he makes a very strained argument on technicalities. Surely his Law is based on the License system of regulating the liquor traffic. One Section makes possible local option by townships or wards but All the rest recognizes and confirms As lawful the licensed Saloon. We rejoice with every locality which by the labor and self sacrifice of a few faithful ones has kept out the Saloon by remonstrance and wipe the supreme court May decide favourably on the Power of attorney contest so the Laboroi demonstrating May be lessened. Nevertheless our designation of the 1 iwas being a License Law we insist is c a erect. Or. Nicholson says he is Quot opposed to the whole License yet he persists in voting with the Republican party undeniably committed to License and under whose administration both National and state the traffic h is continued to grow and become More imperious in its demands. Acts speak louder than words lie would not be a Quot forehead Quot be a ise his Quot Way has not always such an argument would have made every Man a Quot forehead Quot who abandoned the Quot grand old whig part Quot controlled by pro slavery leaders and who by becoming the Quot Cranks Quot of their time made it at last possible to elect a Lincoln and rid the land of one of the Quot twin relics of no one had to Quot Lay awake of nights Quot to find some Quot excuse to attack Quot the position of the anti Saloon league in the recent Indianapolis election. Early in the Campaign or Helt state superintendent of a. S. A by invitation came into a Public prohibition meeting and there practically advised them to vote for or Bookwalter for mayor telling them there were times when it was Wise to Quot choose the least of two evils Quot he asserted in same speech that we Mckinley was elected by the Quot solid Saloon vote Quot and yet the workers in the a. S. L. Will Likely give him their votes in 1900 As they did in 1896, How do prohibitionists like or Nicholson s bitter personal attack upon or. Mcwhirter late candidate for mayor and their present state treasurer he complains or. Mcwhirter is a partisan. How is it with candidates on other tickets or is it Only a crime for prohibitionists to be partisans the truth is or Mcwhirter Early United with the anti Saloon league but has never been called to sit in their councils and does not be. Lieve in their methods. That is a most paltry excuse Given for the a. So s not taking part in the Indianapolis election that it was not organized sufficiently or Long enough. It was the immediate successor of the Good citizens organization which had been Here for several years and inherited All its education and labors of those years should have been available to swell the vote for the Only Law and order candidate. Or. Griffith of Crawfordsville must have been shooting pretty close Home to Call Forth such a denunciation As a Quot monstrosity of a no wonder or. Nicholson Quot feels deeply grateful Quot to prohibitionists for they have contributed liberally to his support ski posing he was their Friend even though he did not come As far in the Advance against the foe m the position occupied by the Saives. His leagues would notate Long lived unsupported by innocently miss guided who in their honest Zeal for striking at the legalized liquor traffic did not Stop to question the Wisdom of a movement purporting to be against the Satin. It is to these Brethren our editorials Are e8i scially addressed. We know you Are Honeil and zealous. But a better and More effective cause needs your support. Do not waste it on a few Quot Omni Antis Quot whose intentions May be Good yet whose labors Only result in their own support while the Saloon keeper still flourishes and Quot winks the other a history of these successive nonpartisan movements against the Saloon in this state we believe would now be of value and this we shall try to give our readers at an Early Day. What would Jesus do what Woultz j0�us ha-v0 my to a a the Book Quot in his Steps or what would Jesus do Quot is having a wonderful effect in quickening the Christian conscience. Silently but surely it is working its Way into the question of the licensed Saloon. The author did not intend it so but like Many others he Quot builder better than he knew Quot and god is using him for his purpose. A minister who is yet for some reason or rather for some cause lingering in the ranks of and affiliating with a political party which licenses legalizes supports protects and Perpetu ates the Saloon the greatest Enen to god and the Church recently said Quot i do not know. If i thought Jesus would vote the prohibition ticket i would vote it that minister will see these lines. Perhaps it is Well that i a brother minister should speak words to him about it. He is not far from the kingdom of truth. Let us have a statement of the cases a fair Plain statement. The Saloon is Here much in evidence. It is licensed. It has government and state License and Protection. If it were not protected by Law it would be outlawed. At least it would have to stand upon its merits and fight for its life in an open Field. The political party in Power for the time being Grants this License and gives this support and Protection. Whether set Forth in party platforms or in stump Campaign speeches or whether it be studiously avoided and left unmentioned for the Sake of obtaining votes it is in every election and one of the leading issues voted on. Every Man knows when he goes to a National state or municipal election and votes the democratic or Republican ticket he is voting to License legalize protect and perpetuate the Saloon. Peter said Jesus knew All thing six a a would Jesus vote to License legalize support protect and perpetuate the Saloon would he brother minister i am certain that you decide in your honest heart that he would not. There Isa political party in the Field which in its platform of principles and in every speech says the Quot Saloon must this party has clean straight a purchasable men for candidates and gives Promise that it will attack every unrighteous thing. Would Jesus vote with that party every act of his life every word of his teaching plainly shows that he would. Could the author of Quot Lead us not into temptation Quot open a Saloon to tempt men to vote for it is to open it. The same minister said Quot when Jesus was Here upon Earth he associated and identified himself with a sect of the jews whose practices he did not approve and yet he conformed to their usages by observing their my dear brother do you mean to say that Jesus did that which was wrong or that he countenanced approved or tolerated the wrong it seems to me you mean that if there is meaning in your words. And yet you surely could not mean that. If it is so we have lost our perfect Model. You Are previously mistaken. He associated with that sect but did not identify himself with them. When did he Ever say he was a Pharisee or a Sadu Cee he associated with publicans and sinners with harlots and that thing which is almost infinitely worse than a harlot the harlot s male companion but he did not identify himself with them. He pronounced no severer words of woe and condemnation than his words upon these scribes pharisees it Al. Is or did he conform to their usages. He did some things which they were doing because they were doing some shins which god s Law required things that were right. Their usages their traditions he did not do and observe. He refused to Wash pots and cups and to Wash his hands before eating and other of Quot their the Quot ordinances Quot which were theirs and not god s he did not respect. This Good Man has also cited this Beautiful and True sentiment he was in the world but not of the rightly understood that explains the whole matter. He was in the world but not like the world. That is just where and what he would have us. In the world As Salt. But what if the Salt has lost is Saint a is a by joining the other Side by voting to License the Saloon there is a question More practical what would me do. Consider that before you again vote to v License the Saloon. Jesus will not be Here again to show us by his example what to do but he is Here in spirit and in desire As to what we should do. What would Jesus have me do at the ballot Box when one ballot says to the Saloon live and the other is Dpi be assured Jesus watches each and every ballot. Marlon ind. A. L. Aka Bibb
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