Image provided by: Independence Public Library; Independence, OR
About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1900)
I County Correspondents,
Ralph Ford is deputy marshal
The sick in town are improving
this fine weather.
Rev. Albyn Esson is over to
Turner this week.
Saturday was a lively day in
town with our business men.
Mre. Esson and Mrs. J. M. Pow
ell drove over to Salem Tuesday.
Mr. Alderman, father of Mrs. Dr.
Parrish. is visiting with his daugh
Some of the people are trying to
get Monmouth turned into a cow
T. H. Halleck is making Eome
needed improvements on his house
and will paint the pame.
Mrs. Charles McTimmonds, of
Kings Valley, visited with the fam
ily of S. Bush Friday and Satur
day. Mrs. Rolla Waterhouse went to
Kalama, Washington. Monday,
where she expects to stay for
M. F.lrreen, candidate for sher
iff on the prohibition ticket, and a
citizen of Falls City, was in town
Rolla Waterhouse has accepted a
position in a shop for the Luckia
raute Mill Company, and went up
The quarterly meeting for the
last quarter, Evangelical church,
will be held Saturday and Sunday,
Rev. N. Shuppe, of Salem, presid
ing. Carl Coats came home in rather
a bad fix one day last week from
the effects of the shot he got, but is
getting along pretty well.
J. H. Moran has built a shed on
the north side of Main street, op
posite the business houses, to keep
machinery in. He will handle the
Oeborne machinery this summer.'
Ten Reasons Why I Am a Pro
hibitionist. I do not say there is no good in
the old parties, only the devil is
totally depraved. I do not say
that there are no good planks in
their platforms. Prosperity, tariff,
free-trade, 16 to 1 and gold stand
ard have their arguments and
claims. I have my own ideas on
these things, but I hold them sec
ondary to the great temperance is
sue. I know the old parties bow
to the saloon. I know they are
afraid ot it; they dare not speak,
to speak would mean political
The Methodist church went
strong for McKinley because he
belongs to them, or they belong to
We Are Conscientious.
Substitutes, and impure drugs have no place in our store. We
know physicians do not want us to use them, and we won't do it.
Every prescription here is compounded of pure drugs by careful,
competent and accurate pharmacists, who don't make mistakes.
You can trust us with your prescription preparing.
A. S. Locke, Druggist,
MAIN STREET, INDEPENDENCE, OREGON.
him. The believers in xiryan
chant his views and hail him, the
silver knight of deliverance, but
when the evidence has been
weighed on both sides and the vir
tues of both men paraded, I re
member that from the beginning
to the end of the great campaign
of '96, and to the present time,
neither McKinley nor Bryan have
ever said one word against the sa
loon. Why? Because they dare
not; that would seal their doom.
This silence is not due to the fact
. - T
that the saloon is not of enough
conseauence. but just the opposite.
They are afraid to oppose it and
everybody knows it.
The old parties have good m
them, so did Benedict Arnold. The
old parties have good in them, but
it must be lonesome. The old
parties have good in them, but it
is an awful bad company. If a
candidate fights the saloon he does
not get there. The prohibition
candidate fails for the same reason,
Bryan pleads for the Philippines
and McKinley fathers the canteen
and takes Griggs against congress,
so from the primary to the presi
dent the political machines tako
off their hats and bow to the sa
loon. The prohibit ion party is the
only party that dares to oppose it
and put their men out on a clean
ticket. I do not plead pertection
for the prohibition party, it has its
tanks, but with all, I have some
reasons why I am a prohibitionist
and some reasons why I think
every one else should be. My
party is not perfect, but as an old
lady said, "It is mighty nigh it."
There are some things I wish we
had; I wish the women could vote.
I wish that was a plank in our
platform. I believe in woman's
rights. There is no danger of foul
polls when a woman's vote counts
in with the rest. Office seekers
know which piece is buttered. I
think the womanhood of the land
should have a chance to fight for
My first reason for being a pro
hibitionist is because I cannot sup
port any other party and be true to
the God of America. We have a
God and we believe in him. We
believe in the church iounded upon
His Son. Ien have said that they
do not belieye in the church. Such
men should go to Africa; they have
no business here. We say on our
money that we trust in God.
Every legal document must be
dated in the present year of the
Lord, or it is worthless. God has
made America, and he will put us
down if we forget him. Now, as a
believer in God and the church,
how can I stay with a party that
I SPECIALTY CHRONIC DISEASES J
Men and Women
Suffering from Chronic Diseases
are Invited to
and Consult Him by Letter Free
All communications ar held as sacredly
confidential and all answers are
sent in plain envelope, with
out printing upon them.
Add res DR. R. V. PIERCE,
BUFFALO, N. Y.
fosters the greatest sin on earth?
I want to be consistent and no
hypocrite, so I must vote as I
There are now in the United
States 250,000 saloons, according
to John Wooley. There are 80,000
churches, making over three sa
loons for each church to handle.
Now. the Question is, how shall
the members of each local class
th t.hpir three saloons. I
V X 1 " i. - - - - - -
koor tVi nhnrph nrav that these sa
loons might be-Hlled find done up,
Unt. iUaxr wntfl with a bartv that
crowns King Alcohol as God and
make laws to protect saloons. Any
party that the saloon is satisfied
with is not the party for a chrt-
jjtaSavc your dollars and cents
by trading with us-.a.' we carry a
complete stocks ! J J J
new Books now in stock.
By A. D. Hall.
Uncle Sam's Ships.
A Life Of The Pope.
By Barclay North.
The Gredt Franklin Syndicate
n.T Tiov Hhns M. Sheldon.
The Crucifixion of Philip Strong
Bert Hardy's Seven Days.
Bv W. H. Van Orden.
"Life of Gen. W. T. Sherman,
i " Phil H. Sheridan.
" ' U. S. Grant.
Life of Admim! Dewey.
By Rev. C. Myers I), u.
1A f!hriHt. Belong to a
Union? , ,
Paul Kroger and the Transvaal.
Spain and the Spaniards.
The Storv of Queen Esther.
By Rev, S H. Hocking.
By Mrs. H. A. Cheever.
By T. De Witt Talmage.
'Crumbs Swept Up
jFJll tfie atwe ar w cents eacl).
ian. But you say, "My father was
a democrat; my father was a re
publican, and rll vote as dady
voted." Well your father might
have been hung for hoise-stealing,
but will you follow his nxample?
Our fathers improved on their
fathers, let us improve on ours.
There are 12,000,000 voters in
America and 1,000,000 of them are
in the church. Think of it, 4,000,
000 christian voters, and yet the
saloons have run up to 250,000 and
they have American law to pro
tect them. Out of these 4,000,000
voters there are 250,000 prohibi-
bitionistB who stand firm for sobri
ety. The other 3,750,000 give
their influence to the devil of rum.
1 know men excuse themselves
and all that, but as sure as God
lives, the presence of 250,000 sa
loons shows that the church is red
with the blood of neglect. I claim
that the possession of every other
blessing is not equal to the curte oi
the saloon. I claim that to kill
the saloon would be such a bless
ing that all other losses would not
Mv first reason for being a pro
hibitionist is because I want to ask
the blessing of Almighty God on
my politics and I could not in any
other party. Second, lama pro
hibitionist because the party pleads
for the home. The most deadly,
the most hellish blight that ever
fell upon the American home is
that of the ealoon. Across the fu
ture of the disappointed wife comes
the cloud of intemperance ner
husband drinks, and upon his
children comes the infernal odium,
'their father is a drunkard." W ho
was that woman so poorly clad at
ihurch todav? A drunkard's
wife. Who is that woman who
cannot ride on the street car be
cause of poverty? The wife ot a
drunkard. Who lives in that un
kept shanty yonder? A drunk
ard's family. Who is that young
man who seems suffering from an
unjust shame? A drunkard's boy.
Who is that young woman, beauti
ful, yet unsought, unwooed, whose
fair face is sobered by a dozen
woes? A drunkard's daughter.
Oh, my God! Let the savages ol
heathen night swoop down upon
my home, let unmastered disease
rob my affections, let oceans divide
us, and death destroy us, but in
that mercy which is infinite, so
save me from a drunkard's home.
Some late figures show that in
one year 500 wives were murdered
by drunken husbands, and there
were 200,000 children with drunk
en fathers. When the American
home dies our days as a people are
Third lam a prohibitionist be
cause the death of the saloon
would nean the salvation of great
intellectual resources, wheh such
men as John B. Gougb, John G.
Wooley, Francis Murphy, Jerry
McAlle'y, etc., are numbered
among reformed drunkards, then 1
am bound to believe that men as
great and grand have never been
rescued. I believe that Lincolns,
Wanhingtons, Websters, Beechers,
Chases; men as grand js those
who bore thone i.ames have gone
down to insanity and graves in th
Potter's field through drink. How
can we expect, a brawny minded
public when the oncoming genera
tion? are bred in lrunkeness. The
drinker at 250 000 bars will trans
niit their weaknesses to their
children. We never can hope to
fUJ-tain our standard ff intellect eo
long as the general mind is De
forced bv the poison of 250,000 sa
loons. If I should strike a boy on
the head and reduce him to an
idiot, the law would send me to
the Den, but the saloon strikes him
all over and sends him to the asy
lum in ten vears, and still the old
parties make laws to protect them
Fourth I am a prohibitionist
because temperance stands for hu
manity in a physical sense. Ohl
the human shapes I have seen as
the saloon had left them bloated
form, red eyes, sensual lips, cloud
ed brain, ruined stomach, lost
hope, lost manhood, lost body and
lost soul. The average heigbth oi
man today is 5$ inches less than
in 1610 A. D. Whiskey has
helped to do this, and I say, take
away good bodies and our ruin is
near. Our war with Spain lasted
114 davs and in that time from all
causes we lost 2,000 soldiers, but
in those 114 days there were 32,-
832 human beings killed by the sa
loons, and over 100,000 bodies are
thrown to drunkard's graves every
year. Oh tor a nation oi peopio
whose bodies are free troin saioon
Fifth I am a prohibitionist be
cause to remove the saloon would
reduce prostitution to the mini
mum. The saloon is the greatest
factor in the social evil on earth.
Prostitution is the scarlet bride of
the saloon they go together. If
any one doubts this, let them walk
along Fourth street, Portland, and
be convinced. Vermont has no
saloons, has not had for 47 years,
and there are only two houses of
ill fame in the entire state. Wo
manhood will always be in the
market so long as manhood rolls
in the gutter of intemperance.
Sixth To have prohibition
would reduce taxes it couldn't
help but do so. The saloons fill
the asylums, the jails, the peniten
tiaries and the courts. A man is
murdered in a saloon.it goes to
court, taxes meet the bill. So the
saloon is to be reckoned among the
greatest agencies of waste, to bur
den the people with taxes. Go to
the record of the state and you will
find that 75 per cent of the county
expenses are produced by the sa
loon, Seventh I do not believe in
high license. The old parties show
the white feather here. If the sa
loon is all right, then take the li
cense off. What right have we to
tax lawful trade? But you say we
need the money for streets and
schools. Great Godl Hear this
sidewalks paved with hearts and
schools boomed with blood money.
License againBt bouIs, money
against men. Who takes the
place of every drunkard that dies?
A bright boy, and so we lead our
children up to this modern Moloch
and offer thetn for license money.
I thought the sale of men was pro
hibited in the United States, but
Concluded on page 8.
S J. S. Bohannon f
Mitchell & Boliannon
Manufacturer ol and Dealers In
Saeh, loora, lnoMinps glass,
inortohoupe finishing manu
facture! to order
n dp; i'EN den ce, ok e.