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(J BACKBONE THE ROAD TO GOOD TIFIES. "It Is for us to convince everybody who has anything to sell, north or south, east or west, that there is the most glorious advance in store for hia business the moment we can stop the outlay for whiskey and beer. Tell the lumber men of Michigan how many thousands of drinking farmers will shingle their houses and barns, or build new ones, as soon as they ‘quit their meanness,' and how many houses be built in all our suburbs for the workingmen when none of them drink away the money that might pay the rent or buy the cottage. Show the shoe manufacturers of Massachusetts what it means to take all the bare feet of drunkards' children off the ground. Let the iron men of Pennsylvania know that new stoves will at once be needed in a hundred thousand homes when the saloon keeper ceases to get the money. Tell the miners they will have work all the winter through,* getting coal enough to put into these stoves. Tell the cotton-planters of the South that there will be about 10,000,000 new calico dresses and aprons wanted as soon as the 2,000,000 tipplers cease to tip ple, and go home with some spare change. Let the ranch men of Dakota and New Mexico, and Armour's men in Chicago, know that there's going to be beef on thousands of i!. i*> v, • Are tow there are a few cold potatoes, as soon as we can carry Prohibition. Tell the wool-powers of Ohio that everybody in this country is going to be wrapped in woolen and sleep under blankets when the blizzards blow and the thermometer ranges about zero, and men no longer heat up with liquid Are in order to exterminate their fam ilies with atmospheric cold. Tell the grocer he can sell for cash and say good-bye to bad debts when the dimes no go into the saloon till. Tell the farmer there is go ing to be an unheard-of demand for flour and meal and but •• and cheese and eggs as soon as the bloated beer-holders fostering that industry, aDd begin Ailing out the hol ’-s of wives and children with wholesome food.” — ;>prom economics of Prohibition," published by Funk * Wagnalls, New York. '■*s*)' - ' • < PROHIBITION VOTE IN MINNESOTA. Levering, president, 4,363; Dean, governor, 5,154; Wedge, lieutenant governor, 6,893; McConkey, secretary of * state, 7,295. Congress: H. D. Clarke, 846; R. Price, 1,035; C. T. Laugeson, 801; Geo. S. Innis, 451; J. A. Sanborn, 742; ‘' J. F. Heiberg, 1,173. There was no Prohibition candidate _„for congress in the Sixth district. The Issue of 1900. The declaration that the annihilation of the legalized ■' 4 liquor power is the indispensable key to the problem of gem- eral reform is not uttered as mere rhetoric, but I respect * fully challenge its refutation, if it can be refuted. I am ’ ready to at once enter upon the campaign of A. D. 1900 a : on the issue, “the overthrow of the legalized liquor power .Is indispensable to all progress In general reform.” It is ihv lost platform that has yet been proposed. How many will join me?— Henry B. Metcalf. , INTENTIONAL DUPLICATE EXPOSURE ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY, 1897. DEFECTIVE PAGE AFTER ELECTION THOUHGTS. The Prohibition party Is alive and welL It was not born to die till the last saloon dies. —Corner Stone. To work like weavers and wait like saints, is a very proper characteristic of the live Prohibitionist. —Vineland Outlook. There can be no doubt that the fear of anarchy elected Mr. McKinley president of the United States. Yet there la more anarchy to the Bquare inch in the saloons of this country than in any other institution. —Geo. R. Scott. The professed Prohibitionist who voted for Bryan threw away his vote, since Bryan failed of election. The professed Prohibitionist who voted for McKinley threw away his vote since McKinley did not need him. Better stick to principle, brethren. We need you and want you back in the place you once held. —The People. Don3fc*#ftt down as soon as election day is past and say your wort for the year in the Prohibition line is over. Your best opportunity has just come. You can do much more to win votes between campaigns than you can during the unusual excitement. Persistent, positive pounding is what wins. Stick to -it every day, “In season and out of season," in public and private.—Plain dealer. Bisbom who votn arwl nrn.v far the simcess of n. nnlitlcal party unequivocally committed to the licensing of the drink truffle and look upon its triumph at the polls as an answer to their prayers, are more likely to germinate Infidels than Christians, and are on a parallel wl h that same class of church leaders who, in the great sla\ ery contest were found voting and praying for parties a umitted to the maintenance of slavery, and looked upon the temporary viotory of such a party as an answer to the! prayers. But judgment day did come, and the prayers ol the righteous, few though they were, prevailed, and slave v was wiped out.— A. A. Stevens. . , . f 'O ' “ Our Real Need. R matters but little whether it is silver or gold, so long as the saloon takes the bread out of a million homes. — Corner Stone. This great country needs factories, not bar-rooms; workers, not saloon-keepers; miners of iron, not under miners of morslg .and »,and schools, n<A dens of vice.’.'liV? the sort of thing that the saloons’ send forth in imijtatlop.—-Thq •PAOpfe..* • It-iff •sald.-thfft' 54 e ’* ( fi f,feVe k ce beDke&n tfyk ’Alcl£inb}y and WUfebh ’&r£fr-bnis 0 iA custom ‘dues' last year was only about $20,000,000, just about enough to pay the nation’s drink bill for five days; yet Prohibitionists are cranks (?) speaking after the manner of the saviors of our country. Pacific Ensign. Let the vast sum of money now spent yearly for liquors, and for which no value Is received, be turned into the channels of legitimate trade, and I believe from the day that it is done the evils which are so oppressing the peo ple will be largely things of the past, but until them no re lief can be expected.—Joshua Levering. No. 1.