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Uncoln. the Total Abstainer I OLIVER W. STEWART ON THE STUMP. 1 Uncrowned QueeT
REFUSED TO SERVE HIS Thi* Eloquent Champion of the Prohibition Cause now Touring Minnesota. FRANCES E. WILLARD’S STATUE
GUESTS WITH ALCOHOLICS- The First Step of the North Star State’s Great Forward Movement ERECTED AT WASHINGTON.
Leonard Swett tells us that Lincoln Mr. Stewart is one of the princes of the Prohibition platform. He is This is the month in which anna-
j told him not more than a year be- a man of fine presence and voice and possesses a charming personality. He ally the White Ribboned of the world
fore he was elected president that j s a hard hitter of the principles and measures which he opposes but is and millions of other admirers of
he had never tasted liquor in his life, thoroughly courteous toward those who differ with him. Frances E. Willard do honor to her
“What!” said Swett, “do you mean to Mr. Stewart is under engagement with the State Committee, Feb. 11 — memory. She was born in Septem
say that you never tasted it?” “Yes,” March 3. He will speak from two to three times a day. His engagements ber, but her friends choose to'cele
replied Lincoln, “I never tasted it,” ar e at strong points and most of them in legislative districts in which brate Feb. 17, her “heavenly birth-
When we take into consideration the the Prohibition party proposes to put up a fight worthy of it in the next day,” as her great sisterhood call it,
habits of the time, this is a most re- campaign. „ upon which day she entered the larger
markable testimony to Lincoln’s tern- In order that no foe of the saloon —or for that matter no one who life of the Hereafter for which she
perance principles, the stability of his a ppreciates a fine speech—may rob himself of the treat of hearing this elo- had so well qualified herself,
character and the iron quality of his quent champion because not familiar with his great reputation, we append On the same day this year will be
willpower. a few press notices. Speaking of his speech in the Illinois Legislature in dedicated in Statuary Hall in our Na
' 1903, nominating John G. Woolley for the U. S. Senate, the Chicago dailies
Testimony Against License. s CH CAGO EVENING JOURNAL: The greatest feature of the day was
* ' ' a magnificent speech by Representative Oliver W. Stewart.
Wh 14 m CHICAGO RECORDHERALD: The feature of the occasion, the hit of JP-dM JM B&L \ V >JL
V.!ypj ! t. . co.lv.s the day in fact * * * the only speaker of the day who could get cheers A
Id a question from all parties, and who carried off all the honors in the oratory tourna- 4
CHICAGO INTER OCEAN: His speech was the oratorical feature of
Ifllffk and a dollar, I the proceedings. \JtiJEr
-a*.. .iA. CHICAGO CHRONICLE: The honors not unexpectedly went to Repre
-4H BL sentative Oliver W. Stewart. vfp| 'fy
ol»m«»yv«y CHICAGO EVENING POST: Oliver W. Stewart held the House in
-KB iirne -Abraham rapt attention for more than an'hour.
m&mr CHICAGO EXAMINER: An °-‘° r of ,he <**.■.<* w,, mi.
lard which the state of Illinois has
■■■ - ~ ——J B presented to the nation at a cost of
Mr r P fifafen a most distinguish- $9,000. Congress has arranged for
.* .i.mm*. , Jm IB B suitable addresses by senators
i M Tn'tm afternoon "and medals have ~ ' * r ?
from the Chicago convention to BB’ ■' B | ) , ee ,s ®* ruck off hv ' h *'. National W
- Hpringfie& btHhe time of Lincoln’s £• T - as s ? uv « nirs ° f the occasion. ■} -
: the presidency of /H| 1 I ■■ The National Executive Committee
the United States, related in his news- ‘ W has :,;r " tor a public com-
Incident tfcS occurred on C25-»B £* ■ memoration meeting in the evening.
™ jfeif? \ upon the pedestal of the statue is
exchange of formalities, Lincoln said: B W the following inscription from the pen
thft ’other room You thirsty \iiik' ■ v the costliest hostages to fortune. Out ffl
Irfor rJ? Ynn will find a B into the battle of life they have sent $-
nitoilornf watfr 1n the librarv ” jSk their best beloved with fearful odds
crossed the hall against them. Oh, by the dangers
crossea tne nau they have dared; by the hours of pa- I f§
the sheTves tient watching over beds where help
ai and terrestrial’ less children lay; by the incense M
fmom and a nlaln ten thousand prayers wafted from v
materials uDon it their gentle lips to heaven, I charge
vater and glasses * you give them power to protect along : -;L
treacherous highway whom f
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water, which was Memorial |q|i
citteen 1 The National W. C. T. U. always I'i
it Springfield, who said that when it observes Feb. 17 as Memorial Da-,
was known that the committee was oliwer w Stewart On or about that day each local Union 1
Mr“ I lSncX! ,r S.d C MoS.<S Mm X° Formerly Prohibition National of the tllinoi. Houae |Jg»»UI. memorial
B^Yea m ttMuT t mMoUßM’tobe A. we go t;, preaa Mr Stewarfs engagements are as Wow. Semr ttjfliSUS
, done? iusi tet me know, and I will tary is booking hm. that the Fund will be greatly increas
attend to It,” he . Thursday,Jßfe Madelia afternoon and Sunday, 26th. afternoon, First Swedish ed this year. Surely no more appro
“Oh, we win supply tile nee h ful evening, Baptist Church, Payne and Sims, St. pr i a te way of honoring the great lead
., „ ai . Mr Llncoln ««! H S. iday ’ bUrnC ' 6Vene ’ y Monday, 27th. Hastings, evening. er’s memory could be devised than to
Gentlemen, said Mr. Ltncom j Sunday. 19th, Redwood Falls, men’s Friday, March 3d, Windom, evening. arrange for the strengthening and ex-
J tha.uk but meeting in afternoon; Union meeting in Satm £ ayt 18th . afternoon, Clarkfield tension of the work to which she gave
1; have no liquors in my house, K^. ! v oth a '.Fm hurad'av 22nd 23rd H Thuradav. 23d, Bth Ward, Minneapolis. her 11 e -
an f saHn5 a Hnc e mi Mends in he that bi way Minneapolls - ’ _ Hemline Enact into every day living the eth
<: iv friends to dotor nSfcSSlb Sk Stir t Chapel. ics of Christ’s Gospel; nothing else ,
I cannot permit my friends to do Hail, Castle Rock, evening, Hamline Uhiv. Tuesd ay. 14th, Wtaelw City, after- can bring thQ g i a d day of universal
provide cold wator—nothing else.” Tuesday, 2Sth, Anoka, evening. n °Wednesday. 16th,Albert Lea,'afternoon brotherhood. Frances B. TVillard.
P Thursday, 2nd, Windom. and evening, Court House.
litufSobfbltion I REV. 8. W. 80UIRE, THE POPULAR PROHIBITION 801.0I8T, c £2, "Of att i
1 partfhff the° WILL ACCOMPANY MR. STEWART FEB. 13TH TO 24TH AND FEB. c 1^ 00 w ® r J^ j"
««S C to*i»to r< totSecL If Prohibitionists merely attend these ralHea, llsten with cheer. wito^a
results columns, wffi find the Tine of ac- laugh and shout and go on their way, they will have failed^ * ior ®oed feliow-
put immediate, practical and persistent effort to get out in different,
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