National Affairs: In Cadle Tabernacle

Under the low gloomy rafters of the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis last week assembled 300 of the nation's deepest-dyed prohibitors. They were the National Convention of the Prohibition Party, that 63-year-old political microcosm which got 5,608 votes in 1872, 271,058 in 1892, 208,923 in 1912, 57,551 in 1924, 20,106 in 1928. Like the Republicans and Democrats in the Chicago Stadium, the Dry delegates had a keynote speech, organ music, long distance telephone calls to Washington, State placards, demonstrations, prayers, candidates for the Presidency, roll calls. Unlike the two major parties they adopted an...

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