Herald News from Joliet, Illinois on November 19, 1914 · 2
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Joliet, Illinois
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Thursday, November 19, 1914
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THIS JULIET NEWS, DOLIET. ILLIN (JlS, Til U USD A Y, NUVOIHEK ID, 1 lM FLYiG SQUADRON WAGESWAR LIFE ID HID AN INITIAL DUTY Chafin, the Great Prohibition Leader, Speaking for the Flying Squadron, Points Out First Responsibility. QUARANTINE LIQUOR TO STOP SERIOUS RESULTS Woman Speaker Shows Why She Is Against the Traffic-Old Methosd Have Failed and 4 New Ones 'Must Be Adopted-Saloon an Enemy of ( ! Mankind . Throughout the Universe. V 1 A The Inclemency of the Weather In the afternoon of yesterday was not very encouraging for the speakers of the second day of the series of addresses by the Flying Squadron of America. It was beyond the regular time of opening when the speaking began, there being hardly half, a house full of people present in the auditorium of the church. E. W. Chafin, of Arizona, twice a candidate on the Prohibition ticket for president, opened the series of addresses by claiming that his state is one of the greatest in the country In many respects. 'He said tha: Arizona has the most big rivers with no water in them; that there are places where one can see farther and see 1 less than anywhere else In the coun-M try; that it has the greatest canyon in the world, one capable of containing enough water to furnish power for all of the industries of the Pacific coast and have enough water left for the Irrigation of two states; and .that it has In the Roosevelt dam the biggest' dam in the world." i But better than, that he said the state has the most progressive con-. stltution in the .country and at the last election vqted to give the ballot , to women and put prohibition in the constitution. -Capital punishment haa been abolished and every voter can read apd write the English language, that being made a pre-requisite . to voting. 'i i The speaker developed the idea that ihb first duty .of .government Is to preserve the lives' and health 'of the people Acting on that idea when we acquire;? the Panama canal we first spent $20,000,000 in killing off the mosquitoes in order to do away with the tropical fevers that are carried by them. 'Quarantine laws have been enacted; whereby the state has the right tot take possession of property ' and destroy it to prevent the spread of a contagions disease and no compensation has to be paid for property so destroyed. Under the quarantine laws theory, the government has "the right , to step in and prevent tile sale of the poison named alcohol, and destroy the property used filmmaking It. On his part .the speaker said h was in favor of compensation so as to be fair to all Concerned, but in fixing' such compensation he would, after getting at the value of the property, d'educt therefrom the damage the traffic has done to American homes and give the owners of the property the balance He declared that science has proved alcohol a poison, that It has no food value, and that it never changes itR form. It is not irned by any reputable physician as a medicine uid one The Investors IS A Reliable Bank. 5 Mortgage are issued in denominations of $100 and $500 and are guaranteed by this Bank. Put your money where it is safe. ' Woodruff Trust Co. Grpund Floor pint National Bank Bldg. CAPITAL - - $200,000.00 THE LlinoiS mortgage BAN! ! b ii 4 All V ) , Eugene W. Chafin of Flying . Squadron was Former Pupil of C. L. Powers , of News Staff One of the speakers in the Flying Squadron whlih Isited Joliet this week found un old friend In hs audience yesterday afternoon, when ho rose to make his plea for nation-wide prohibition. It was Eugene W. Chafin, of Arizona, who has achieved prominence in the prohibition ranks in past years by his willingness to carry the banner of the party through political campaigns. The willingness made him successively a candidate for attorney general .and governor of Wisconsin, a candidate in Chicago for congress against William Lorimer and twice the candidate of the party for president, N In looking over his ahdlence, Mr. Chafin said that he recognised some old friends whom he had met on IS Venerable Foe of Liquor Traffic Features Session of the Flying Squadron. The afternoon session of the Flying Squadron today had some delightful features. Mrs. Blackwelder, representing the womens organizations, was chairman. Besides Jhe speeches, the meeting was marked by the presence of the venerable James P. ifur-phy, one of the oldest advocates . of the temperance cause in Joliet., He was brought to the gathering by Geo. R. Hill and George B. Carey, in the latter's automobile, and given a seat of honor on the platform. "Uncle Jimmie Murphy was a fighter against liquor when it meant a lot to take such a stand. He did not have back of him in those years long ago the strong, popular sentiment for sobriety which now prevails, and he had to fight every foot of the way. He took part in the ' Father Matthew crusades in this city, and was always ready with a speech. Tho old court house witnessed some great temperancp .rallies,,- and, Mr .Murphy Was one of.,J;hp best (fighters. It was hoped to have him say a 'few words this' afternoon. , ! Another old veteran In the game who would have been present had he not been 'too feeble, Is Eugene 'Daly. Mr. Daly was visited this morning by Mr. Hill, and he talked entertainingly of some' of the old-time -movements. He hab kept track of the liquor traffic, and declares the consumption per -capita has Increased. Mr.' Daly posseses the silver medal which Father Matthew wore during his memorable crusade In Ireland. Father Matthew gave it to a priest, the priest gave it to a friend, and this friend gave it to Mr. Daly. It was exhibited at the meeting this afternoon. who prescribes It may, In case the patient dies, be sent to the penitentiary for manslaughter. In conclusijn he said that the liquor traffic is the worst scourge of the world and that it is the easiest cured, as ten lines of statute law would do It. A, Woman Speaker. Mrs. Culla J. Veyhinger, president of the W. C. T. U., of Indiana, proved a veritable surprise to the audience, and showed that she is not the least j among the stars of the combination. I She began by saying that the wettest senator In the Indiana legislature fathered a bill at the last session to provide an inebriate asylum for the state, urging that drunkenness is a disease and not a crime. But she Insisted that there Is a remedy worth a dozen of that kind, and that is to drivfi the saloon out of business so that It can make no more drunkards Safeguard Bank Bonds 55 ft 4 pt Iff J. I'VvV yl, '? - (i Vv? former visits to Joliet, "And at the reporters table, he continued, I see Clarence L. Power, (if the Joliet News stuff, one of my old Wisconsin school teachers during my boyhood days, the only teacher who ever licked me. Tho speaker did not plead that, the licking ' was not due, and 1 the teacher might perhaps have intimatod that It was considerably past due when it was finally administered. The prohibition orator and The Nows re porter were Dorn and raised on Wls consin farms only a few miles apart, and their relations as teacher and pupil were in the public school of one of the adjacenvillages Just before the future candidate for president entered the Wisconsin University law school FLYERS DU. SPEAH AT TWO MEETINGS ' Ex-Gov. Frank Hanly and Others of Squadron Will Talk Twice Tonight. x. FLYING SQUADRON MEETINGS. : Tonight. , East side Ottawa street M. E. church at 7:30. West side Hist Presbyterian church at 7:45. Speakers. ' J. Frank Hanly, 'former governor of Indiana, member of congress and state senator. , Oliver W. Stewart, Illinois, former member of legislature. J. B. Lewis, retired shoe manufacturer, Boston treasurer of the Flying Squadron. . Frederick Butler, Yonkers, X. Y formerly basso with the Alice Nielson 1 Opera' company will direct ' the music. - Mrs. Frederick Butler will ging. f Provision has been made ,for an overflow meeting for the .Flying Squadron speakers and singers tonight. Those finding themselves unable to obtain entranceare advised to go to the First Presbyterian church, corner of Broadway and West Cass street. The program at the latter place will begin about fifteen minute after the Ottawa street mee.tlng Is started. All the speakers and singers appearing at Ottawa street church will also appear at the Fresbyterla.t church. They will be transported by automobile. , , to be cured at the expense of the state. The speaker said that it was characteristic of the American people to ufce the wrong method in trying to apply any reform, and that this is what has been done in the war upon the liquor traffic. .. . The Flying Squadror, she said, was made up of individuals of all parties, churches and creeds, and that it. Is trying to stir up all of the Christian churches of the country and get them into action to help put the saloon out of business. It is confessed that the old methods have failed and that new ones must be tried. The dealers ' in liquor expect that the phurches will put them out of business and will be much disappointed If they fail to do so. The saloon, she said, is the worst enemy of the church. Both of them need the same forces. Which shall have the young men of tho courtry, the saloon or the church? The church is at work at the back door of the saloon and the 'brothel with its work of rescue. What it needs is to get at the front door and "close ; it with the ballot, . ' Talk By the Chairman. Clinton B. Howard, the chairman of the section, closed tho speaking for tha afternoon in a powerful address in which oratory and humor were Tun-gled. He said that there is enough public sentiment in the country to beat the liquor traffic, but it is not on record. If all the people who believe in putting the saloon out of business wpuld vote that way it could be easily done. Righteousness, he said, is the m'ost contagious thing in the world, and it should be applied ,lo tho fight against liquor. He ' scored the business men who dare not put their names to a petition against tho liquor traffic because It would hurt their business and said that such men are cowards. Mr. Howard said thatjie believed In the gospel of hate as well as the gospel of love and that he finds equal warrant for it in the scriptures, which tell the people to' hate evil while they love the good. He said that few-people sell their votes for money; but that tho saloon has - it ways of getting the votes of Christians without putting out the coin for Uiam, i LIQUOR TRAFFIC IS EITHER RIGHT OR IT IS V Cannot Be Double Standard of . Morals in United States, Declares Eugene W. Chafin of Flying - Squadron. HISTORY SHOWS HOW,. SLAVERY WAS ENDED Local Option in Gambling and Mormonism and Other Crime Is Not Permitted Only Solution of Drink Question Is in Nation-Wide Prohibition-Uncle Sam Is Best Conqueror of Evil Institutions. The nation-wide prohibition is the best and only thorough Solution of the evils of the Liquor Traffic, was the text of the speakers of the Flying Squadron last night, at the Ottawa street M. E. church. Eugene W. Ohaflg, of Tucson, Arizona, related history of other great moral questions, and proved that they have been settled, and settled right, only when the people got the Idea of a single standard of morals for the whole question. lie ' pointed out United States history on slavery, on Mormorism, and on lotteries. When each state decided for itself, these offenslfcWere wide-spread. , HertieJ. W. Spencer was chairman of the mating. The speakers were Mrs. Culla J. Vayhlnger, Eugene Cha-hiv andlinton ( Howard. Is It IUgl't or WVong? ' j Mrs. Culla J. Vayhinger (Said:' What my attitude Shall kbe 'toward arvinstitution'depends on itb character! -If it Js suqh an institution "that its activities result in good, I shall be for it; if it does harm, I shall bo against it. -f. . If you ask me how I stand on slavery, 3 ask what does It do? ' Why", it permits the selling and buying .of human' flesh, and tears families apart, husbands and wives, babe3 from their mothers breasts. I am against it. So it is wlth Mormorism, which, through its polygamous practices, degrades womanhood; and anarchy, which defies law and kills and destroys. , ' ' Then what shall be my altitude toward the liquor traffic? Hera is an institution that fosters all vice, the enslavement of man's mind and body, the disruption of home and family, the defiance of law and order. The saloon is an institution which Is bad, and bad in its effects. I am against It. Liquor a Liability. There is nothing good in it, nor in its effects. Even the liquor dealers do not offer to prove that tho traffic is an asset to the state. It is a liability. "Eighty per cent, of the crime Is traced back to liquor. At least 20 per 'cent of insanity ,is due to liquor. Alcoholic drink is responsible for f,5 per cent of the child labor. "Nothing will do 'but nation-wide prohibition. The state of Indiana, my state, has tried all kinds of things, and experimented without end, but haa not gotten the right system yet. ' ' Tho Standard of Morals. Eugene W. Chafin said: You never can settle a question of morals and politics except on a basis of a single standard of morals - for every inch of territory In tho' Unltod States. ' - Let us review a little - history. When California , applied for .'admission into the Union, the South said it must be a slave state, and the North said a free state. Lewis Cass, one of our great Democratic statesmen, a great man, was in a quandary, lie wanted to be president. If he voted for slavery, he would lose the northern vote; if for freedom, he would lose the southern states. But he was a great man, as I say. t "So he invented the popular sever lgnity, local self government , Ideal the local option of slavery. 'Let th' people ot California decide for themselves, he said. He was candidate for president in 1848, but he was not elected. I Buchanan In Oblivion. 'Stephen A. Douglas, that other great Democratic statesman, also used the popular sovereignity idea, when he was running for president. But the man who stood right on the question of slavery defeated him. .And isnt; it a mighty long slide from Lincoln -to Lorimer? ,f r ,S , , 'James Buchanan the best 1 qualified men from educatloiV'.tralnlng and experience to, be prfesiVnt ; of . tho UnlUui wtu-ta. la sJmcuit )Wt la obliv ion. '! He 'did not settle the greatest moral question of his day. "No, the slavery question was not settled until It was eettlod right, and onl when the people got the idea of the nestandard .of morals for every inch of territory in the United States, If slavery Is wrong in Illinois, it is wrongvln Alamabn, .If It Is wrong In one etate it Is wrong everywhere. 1 Didnt Sottlo It, Look at history again. Did tho compromise tariff of 1833 settle the slavery question? Did the Missouri compromise act settle it? Did the Scott Dred decision settle It? The slavery question was not settled until It was settled right. This nations experience was sim-i liar with the notorious Louisiana Lottery. Gambling was illegal, lottery companies wore prohibited , In every state In the Unifn except one, Louisiana. In consequence, Louisiana Lottery tickets were sold in every state in the Union, until It became a national vice. Now, lotteries were either right or they were wrong. Gambling cannot be right in one state and wrong In all the 'others. Undo Bam Stopped Lottery. Finally, Uncle Sam took notice and prohibited the use of thrf mails to the lottery operators, and later prohibited the transportation of tick ets in every form, express, freight or mall, afoot or on horseback. Uncle Sam decided the thing was wrong and put a stop to .it There again you have the principle of the single standard of morals working out beneficially. You can no more regulate the saloon than you can make a vegetarian out of a bed-bug. Remember, 1 the liquor traffic Is either right, or it Is wrong. If It is wrong In one state it is wrong in all states The only way then that we can have actual prohibition Is to have nation-wide -prohibition. Warning to Wilson. JThe liquor dealers advertise former President Taft' as against prohibition. Taft says:, Prohibition is foolish.' lie will go down In history like Lewis Cuss, Stephen Douglas end James Buchanan. The greatest moral question of the day ia the liquor traffic. President Wilson., for whom I have great admiration, and whose attitude on most questions meets my approval, except his position on the liquor traffic, is a candidate for the re-nomlnatlon. He will write his own platform. He will Insert a plank, declaring for state rights, popular vote in each state on prohibition. If he does he will be the James Buchanan of the present century and will keep company with that ex-president in oblivion. I would rather have my name linked with the right side of a. moral question and be defeated in consequence, than be president, and be wrong on the greatest moral question of the ay.",. , . Talking Every Day. Clinton. N. Howard said: This Is the Flying Squadron. Since June we have been speaking every day, but two, and sleeping on trains. Every day has .brought us to another city, and every few days into another state. I make, two speeches a day. When I dont make two, I make three, when I dont make three I make four. Last Sunday at Lincoln, Nebraska, I made five speeches. That was five hours of talking, at five different meetings. I have Just looked through our schedule, and find we arebooked for every day from now until June 10, 191$. When you tell me that nationwide prohibition is Impossible. I know It is possible. It is the Impossible that always happens In. history. . The Best Speech. The best speech ever made was made by a woman, and it was a short speech, too. Harriet Beecher Stowe, dragged hefor a great audience who had come to hear her .brother, Henry Ward Beecher, speak on the slavery question, said: "The longer I live, the , more I am persuaded that what ought to happen will happen. j,- "We know what ought to happen to the liquor traffic, and I believe, it will happen. MICHIGAN EDUCATOR TO SPEAK ON PLAYGROUNDS Henry fl. Curtis, of Olivet, Michigan, will give a lecture on Play grounds at a general feachers meeting to be held at the Public Library tomorrow afternoon fit 4 'oclock. ; All teachers are cordially invited to attend. SMALL FIRE LAST NIGIIT. , Fire started in the garaige of J. W. Beaman, . 405 Buell avenue, shortly after 10:30 last night and burned a small hole In the floor of the building before the fire department was called and the blaze extinguished, . The loss was small. ORIGINAL, GENUINE V5W iNfcj ess , f f fe: Iciv-r 0Meu ate The Food-Drink for oil Agee Rich milk, malted grain, in'powder form. For infanta, invalids and growing children. Pure nutrition, upbuilding tha whole body. Invigorates nursing mothers sod tha aged. More healthful than tea of coffee. Take no eubatltate, Ask for HOItUCK Mrsaul Ravltskl Gives Warning When Men Are Arraigned ' for Stealing Fuel; ' ' - . If you put my man in .Jail, J will come down with our five children and you will have to support all, of us. and the wife of that other man will do the sajne, was the declaration of Mrs. Paul Ravltsklwhen her husband and Steve Balong were arrh'gned In police court this morning on the oharge of disorderly conduct. , The two men were accused of stealing Arts Bulletin Vol. 9 November JO, 1914. No. 88, About Things 1 Lille hasnt been bothered for a week. What the Germans do to Lille once in awhile Would be Oalled flirting by the Chicago judges. They tell us the Germans say "es-sen when mentioning grub. Tossibly this s the reason the Krupp factory is located the.re for those big ,guns certainly do oat em up. Whether or not we may agree with things in Washington, it can be vouched for by every American citizen that this is one session which has been sufficient to keep Bryan still. And that Johnny Bunny Is to receive a higher salary on the Chautauqua circuit pQsstbly finished an otherwise good job,' The Colonel no doubt realizes that Oyster Bay would be exposed to the first bombardment of New York. Meantime the present cold weather keeps clothes uppermost In a man's mind. Overcoats here the big roomy ulsters at $10 and up. Suits of the finest clothes start at the same price. Caps heavy gloves heavy underclothes. f Everything for cold weather wear. ' ' That's all today. A naff Lennon & U Company CLOTHIERS TO MEN SJO North Chicago 'Street. . Davisons label in a Suit op Overcoat stands as a mark of Clothes Perfection. Youll see that it appears in, your garments hereafter if you value the utmost ip outer apparel DAVISON CRITICAL FASHIONER TO MEN 107 So. Ottawa St. TThemlisgSuini Bay Mccessopnes Every Size, Shape and Style that ' could be desired i Prices , 50c nP)SW,F30 (7B HARDWARE 's ' j , , .. , , lumber W9 standing J ' oiuftha J tracks. 7 - , v, .The two were arrested b Special.' Offioera Saxon end Moyers of 'thtJWr, while carrying lupibert from the car, at an early liout1 Yhlr morning, and a search of their., premises disclosed, a number of new boards which 1 were stolen from a car pn ThUredoy night when seals were broken and nearly a half of a carload ;pf lumber wet stolen and divided among a' numbe of foreign residents. My man haa not worked for four or five months, declare dthe woman, a and we have got to have fuel Ye keep the children Warm, oven It we have nothing to eat." The claim wa 1 made that the wood itakeij was some old boards which. had ,beon , found along the tracks by the children, and that being too heavy for them to . carry the men had helped, but this ' claim of tho defendants was not borne out in the testimony, and a fine of $5 and costs was Imposed on each by Judge Lumley, the fine being cut in half when the two men promised' toV return al of the good lumber In their yards. . . 1 The two men were without money when arrested anJ were led back to their cells to serve out the fine imposed, while Mrs. Ravltskl stood .all-, ently Ip the court room for fully an hour In the hop4 that clemency would be extended. , . v MUSICALARTIST ON SHORT VISIT HERE Loo Zelenka-Lerando, the harpist and pianist, made a short visit to friends in Joliet today. He wai on his way from Marseilles, where he was one of the artists at a concert last evening. Ho is booked for a long t tour throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and other western states. j AnyAII POPULAR . ; Cough Remedies AND COLD CURES SOLD AT' Paddocks Pharmacy - A. y. FLEXER, R. P. West end of Cass street bridge 101 Western Av. Grass! Blk. Tlie Tailor , , 20 1 N. Chicago St .-2nd Floor. .I1' ; -i i oastier , ' Aluminum, Granite, Sr on, etc., every size and shape Prices : $1 to $4.25 t ' to $25.00 . . r. . ! A s - ' ' - , IK, 1 , , "V ; 1 " 4- Joliet. Ill . V ted tyaa. ia j A jC 1 JL

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