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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL MONP A", SEPTEMBER 2, 1895.
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Wi--hi HTton, Sept. 1. For Oklahoma nnd
Jn ' n Territory: Warmer; fair; southerly
F " Mi-'-ourl: Pair; warmer; southerly
1' r Kitins: Warmer; fair; southerly
v"" ' "' ltlln. to Westerly.
Sunn -y rlosltm cntne lo tht front In
cr .it s'.ipe yesterday. It not only came
t tin front but stopped there.
Mf Cn lisle. It 1 said, will go to Ken
It; 1. ' .mil make Rome nntl-sllver
si ' f f r the free silver ticket.
Pi II.) 1 Jphln believe It 1 entitled to
tin fir-' en nt Mr. Holmes, of Chicago,
nn 1 makes no lumps about saying so.
s i miior In ft month with nn "r" In
I., jiuI again have th toothsome-
r.h m Uw swallowsomp oyster In our
Th rapid Increase In tbo number of
w m ,n burglars Is liotiml to have .a
,i r. s.-ltig olfect on the mouse trap
tr.i i .
The opening of the Democratic cnin
pni, .nut the opening- of Mr. Brlce's
bnn 1 will be contompornnoous events
It is - ilil that the garter show now go
ing on in Paris Is one of tho most taking
fa Is of the year. There may be some
thing in It.
The state of Indiana l so dry that
Mr, By hum's oratorical plantings have
utterly failed to sprout, ttnd the crop la
a total loss.
The TV'peka Capital has sot In to bring
Allls m to tlie front as a presidential
candidate. Editor Hudson always was
fond of hard work.
New York la to open a school of pistol
practice for tho benefit of the police.
In Topeka tho police practice on citi
zens and save tuition.
It is understood that Mr, Holmes
wouldn't lie surprised at any time to
hear of further misdeeds committed by
that dreadful man, Hatch.
Sc.-rit.iry Hoke Smith Is making' ad
mlnirtratlon speeches In Georgia and
greatly harming tho country post
masttrs with his eloquence.
If f lmi-1 Drudlcy will place a quart
flask un tho table and lubricate his
cloqupiipe occasionally the Kentucky
voters will hear him all right.
When Justice Brewer says thero are
too many lawyers in the country he
means professed lawyers, of course.
IJeal Inwers ore none too plentiful.
A larg.' number of Chicago babies have
died ttiiK summer from drinking impure
milk It Is feared that the local dairy
men haw heen using vnlmported water.
"T-'tn tteil wears no man's collar,"
says the Boston Globe. Atu we to
unders' ind that Mr. Heed doesn't wear
colli'i'9. i.r that he wears woman's col
lars' It has bppti so dry in New Jersey that
the inM--.iilto crop Is sulci to be almost
a complete failure. Contributions for
the re li. f of suffering New Jersey are in
This i.ting a holiday, Mr. Sovereign's
boyi.'t .n the bank notes will not be
Inauguruti'd until to-morrow. To-morrow
thi. bank note will have to go as
Captain Manning should understand
tint tt,.' Kansas City lovers of the game
m!i, n. lieve he will not be able to win
tlit- pennant are still open to argument
uf iih'ht sort.
I nfr'i itig the law In Wichita Is aome
thng hue operating for appendicitis.
Tb ! .ith of the patient Is of small con
Hftiicin . the end aimed at being a sue
It i- unfi.irtuna.U- for Waller that he
iicn- ii no u need Cleveland the greatest
to, i . n.iii Hluoe Wahhlnstoii, Iteeorder
Ta f the Uisinct of Columbia, can
g -c ii i.-, very clearly.
Thr idea tlmt Senator Quay is going to
in.ak- a .Sunday school and prayer meet
ing .it.,r uf 1'ennsylvunla Is erronoous.
Mr i.i i.iy is a great moral reformer but
h-- i not a Goo-Goo,
TU Philadelphia Press in an uncom
nv my robust paper, and wo are tliere
i ,r 11 to beltevo It will bo able to dls
r 'ic f tlmt huga dish of crow without
Btri us on sequences.
if Mr. Kpnfford wore not such a flue
Jliri-i..ii he undoubtedly would be
ru I for crookedlu-M la olilee. As
p , . lie has merely been guilty of a
llttb ' iisurabte negligence,
Am'issador Busllg, It Is said, will
r-slriU ,n Mun as the "Waller affair la
dlipffd of. Having forced the French
pivernwnt to provlda a table and a
chair for Waller, Mr. Ktislls feela that
lio can g out in a biune uf glory,
Taking bin own wine and cigars to
dinners at which he Is a guet l a prac
tice, for which the chappUu may greatly
admire His Itoyal Highness, but ope In
whb'll tbey will not try to Imitate him.
Anglo-mania, will dmw the line at that.
A prominent railroad olllclal is quoted
as saying that the frolght car equipment
of the Western roads will be totally In
adequate for moving the Immense corn
crop this year. Sueli an announcement
Is not surprising. A freight car famine
is no new cxperienco for Western ship
pers. Kansas fanners have more than
once had to wait Impatiently till tins
roads could handle their grain. In fact,
a full crop In this part of the country Is
such an enormous thing that any ordi
nary i-rovls-loii for transportation is In
sulllclent And j osslbly It is just as
well rhat rars ar not too plentiful. The
croDS arc forced into uiaik-t too fast
as It Is for the good . f Die producer.
Thr over abundant supply exceeds the
titnpotary ibmnti-t and demoralization
of pileos unavoidably r.iiills. A car
famine, iiltlioiiftti unsatisfactory Wh to
the sblpiwr nnd tho railroad, limy hot
Improbably be a bleln- in dlKgulse.
a ri:w i'i.ai.v nns
An ivpnlhg cuntempornty thought II
had fpmng nn Immencp sensntloit ye
tprdny mornlnit In nnnonnelng limlcr
scare liendllnes that N. W. Harris & Co,,
uf Chlcnfto, hnd ptirclinseil our water
works bonds Jtnd that In the trnnsmetlon
the city bad been buncoed out of JW0,
nOO. The fact that N. W. Harris & Co.
Ilffurpd Hi the deal wni known to Hip
Journal nil Hip time, and presumably
to vprj' other wpII Informed oltlzeti.
Hut Just how much either Harris ft Co,
or the water company made out of the
deal is not known pllher to thp at
torneys for tho city or thp attorneys tor
the walpr works company or by ttnyonp
else In Kniwtts City, ttnd the sensational
statements purporting to give the facts
are pHHllriltpd itiwii the wild Kliosnen of
thoso who wrolR tip tho matter In tho
The plain farts are that tho offers
made by Harris ft Co. Inst spring were
made, ns the Journal then charged, sole
ly In the Interest of the water wolks
company. Unit the city then accepted
either of these offers subject to the
terms mentioned, then It was the dp
llbprate purpose of Harris ft Co, and the
water works company to Join forces,
prolong the litigation and perpptunte the
possession of the plant In the water coin
pany That the deal closed wos worked
Jointly by the water works company and
Harris ft Co., acting In concert, is quite
enough to convince any unprejudiced
person of the facts above stated.
As everyone knows, the water com
pany has had Kansas City by the
throat for moro than twenty years; It
had hammered down Kansas City's
credit and Kansas City's bonds until no
single Individual would buy our bonds
at any price. Nothing but n powerful
syndicate could or would have under
taken to pay any premium for the bonds
under the circumstances, In Justice
Brewer's declaration that he would hold
the water company bound to account to
the city for the Income of the plant and
the further fact that it was the settled
purpose of the city to put that plant
In the hands of a receiver in case there
was any unnecessary delay, the water
works company saw the beginning of
tho end. Then it was, and not until
then, that the water works company de
termined to avail Itself of Its powerful
leverage, withdraw Its fight, make the
bonds absolutely glltedgeil and then by
joining with Its old friends, Harris ft Co.,
make a profit for both by arranging to
take and handle the bonds.
When tho city's attorneys went on to
Now York they Informed the water com
pany nnd Harris ft Co. that they would
consider no proposition that did not
contemplate the Immediate payment of
the money, surrender of possession and
the final ending of all litigation with
the company. By acceding to the terms
of the city's attorneys the water com
pany did a big tiling for both city and
company. But neither the water com
pany nor Harris ft Co. could handle tho
bonds alone; nor could either handle
them at a proflt without the aid of tho
other. Hence they joined forces and to
gether went to and made arrangements
with the several banks and persons
Whose names have heretofore been pub
lished In tho Journal, together with tho
respective amounts which each would
pay for the city's bonds and personal
agreements from the parties to cash tho
drafts which Judge Black received In
full payment of the decree against the
city, aggregating over ?3,17S,000. With
out the aid of the water works com
pany In making the bonds good by giv
ing up the fight with the city not one
of the five bankers who cashed the
drafts for the $3,179,000 would have taken
the bonds or agreed to cash the drafts.
It was only by the combination men
tinned that the city was enabled to close
forever with its ancient enemy, the
water works company.
It can make no sort of difference to
any citizen of Kansas City who took the
bonds Or how or by what arrangements
or agreements the great result was
finally accomplished. It Is enough to
know that tho city's representatives in
New York were fully advised in -the
premises, acted wisely nnd well for the
best Interests of tho city and that every
well disposed citizen applauds and ap
proves all they did In closing this most
A representative of the Journal on
last evening saw at tho Vnlon depot
City Counselor McDougal, Frank Hager
man and F, F. Rozzelle, who, on behalf
of the city, were starting to Burlington,
Vt., to appear before Justice Brewer on
the 4th Inst., and also Gardiner athrop
nnd 13. A. Krnuthoff, who were going on
the samo errand as tho representatives
of tho water company, but neither of the
gontlomen would discuss the sensational
statements of ypsterday morning's
World. They are going Rust to do the
best they can for their clients, and,
judging by tho good thpy have done
In tho past, the people may rest assured
that they will leavo nothing undone to
protect the city.
DID HOPKINS ADVIS1J IT?
There will be some hesitation In tho
acceptance of the story that Mayor Hop
kins advised labor leaders to extend the
Pullman strike of Inst year to tho rail
roads, not because of any confidence In
the Integrity of the int. mayor to the
trust ho held, but because of the source
from which the title comes. Ilebs him
self gives tho story but a weak sort of
Indorsement, lie has admitted In the
past that the titrlke warn 111 advised, and
he declared it to be a mistake which be
certainly never would repeat. Whoever
It wus who Instigated his action, it may
reasonably be inferred, will have no
very warm place in the estimation of the
man wbo Is now suffering Imprisonment
on account of it.
Hopkins Is and nlways watt a dema
gogue. His ndmlulutiailun was a suc
cession of betrayals of the people who
elected him. He was fully cujuul of
instigating a strike, regnrdless of the
dire iiostdhtlitles which might result, If
hu thought be could by so doing
strengthen his jiolltlcul futuie. And it
is by such disregard uf olllclal responsl
blllty that the government of uur cities
Is being brought to discredit amung hon
est and law abiding people.
Tho election of Chicago's present
mayor was bitterly fought by the very
element tlmt put Hopkins In ofllce, and
there was no more persistent objeotlon
urged agninst him than the charge that
he was not a friend of labor. livery
man Is a friend of labor who stands, fur
good government and honesty In of
ficial position. Mayor Swift is not in the
tin-horn reform business, but he has
won tho confidence of the great city by
the clean, busiuess-llke manner In whkh
b t . conriti' t-t th- tiff ,iiis -t lil- of
II Ills )n dei essor mo in! have In-sth.-iMl
Ihe dls,islrous -nikc nf Inst
y.ai. ' it It can be wifely n I that bad
the pi. sent mayor been In his place
there would have been no rioting, blood
hcil or destruction of properly, and the
labor cntisp would be several lengths
ahead of II imsftloti of to-dny.
The greatest enemy of organized labor
Is the political demngogllp.
"I'tIT A snr its llt.M."
State Accountant Challlnor, of Kunsfls.
Iibs submitted n tPiort to thp governor
on the condition of the books of the
state university and In cxnmlnlng
vouchers alid uudltln accounts In the
)Krfortnnnee of the duties for which be
was appointed be bn Imbibed some
Idea as lo how a university ought to be
run. The report mibmlttpil In pursuance
of the clerical duly of an expert tic
coiintiint demonstrate tlmt th regents
have overlooked n very handsome wager
by falling to put him nt the head of
affairs on Mount Orend. A man who
can look over the books uf the uni
versity nnd can ascertain whether the
professor are earning their salaries,
whether their salaries are too high,
whether thpy are proceeding nlotig tlie
lines laid down by proper educational
theories, and other facts of like char
acter, Is too valuable n man to keep
down In the ranks of a lookkeeper.
Mr. Challlnor Is of the opinion that
the professors are paid too much; that
they are doing too much studying
abroad; Hint tho university Is not run
In the proper manner on general princi
ples and that the people ale not getting
the worth of thplr money. His report
discloses a state of affairs that can ap
parently only bo remedied by tho dec
laration of martial law and his own
appointment as military governor of
the institution, for no one connected
with the university seems to know any
thing nbout bow It should be run ac
cording to Bookkeeper Challlnor.
The (Statement that salaries are too
high and that the regents are trying to
pattern after Harvard and Yale Is both
complimentary and ridiculous. The In
adequate salaries paid In tho university
have long been notorious. Even Ne
braska took one of the best men out of
the faculty nnd paid him Sl.r.OO more
than Chancellor Snow gets. Kvery man
who has ever left the university has got
more money than ho got thero and some
of the best men In the faculty have re
fused repeatedly far larger salaries than
they were getting.
If the regents, rurnlng the university
on a hand-to-mouth plan as they must,
nro patterning after Harvard and Yale,
the fact is to their credit, rather than
otherwise. The people of Kansas do not
want the university run on any business'
college basis. They are proud of the
great Institution on Mount Oread and
they will sanction any effort to raise It
to tho level of the other great Institu
tions of the country. Chancellor Snow
hns been with the university since tho
first stone was laid. He is almost ns
competent to run It as a bookkeeper
behind whom the gates of Castle Garden
have so recently swung.
a ii:ci,AitATiN or i)i:im:nih:nci:.
When In tho course of baseball events
It becomes necessary for the head-end-ers
to dissolve the bonds of sympathy
which have bound them to the tnll-endt-rs
and to assume their place on the
mourners,' bench to which tho laws of
the game consign them, a decent respect
for the superior ball playing of the tall
endcrs compels us. tlie boad-enders, to
give our reasons for declaring that we
have come to the parting of the ways
and that here is where friendship censes.
Wo hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all tho teams started free
nnd equal, endowed with certain in
alienable rights, among which were a
"life" through the other fellows' errors,
the liberty to knock home runs and tho
pursuit of the pennant. To secure theso
rightB the clubs were Instituted, deriving
most of their powers from the con
sent of the bleachers. But a long train
of defeats, Interspersed with hard-won
victories, compels us to assert that tho
history of the tall-enders Is a history of
repented Injuries, not to sny insults. To
prove this, let factB be submitted to
They, the tall-enders, have put up
patchwork teams and have beaten us
when they were away down in tho 400
They have got beaten two am three
times and sometimes four straight by
Clnclnnapolls and then beat us three out
They have got snowed under by other
tall-enders.and have shut us out.
They have pitched one man against
two of ours and won two out of two.
They have beaten us two games in one
day with exasperating frequency.
When the games wouldn't help them
a little hit, they have beat us the worst.
Their umpires have refusod their as
sent to the proposition that balls are
balls and strikes are strikes.
They have refused to drop any games,
though It would help us like sixty.
They have done other things to us
of which Tom Jefferson never dreamed
and of which if he had dreamed he
would have had the nightmare.
aussouisi UN i'u:i:is.
The project of sending a sample of
Missouri'.- products of the present year
on a tour of exhibition over tha country
has the support of the towns and cities
and Hhould be pushed to the earliest
possible completion; but there will bo a
greater demonstration of the richness of
brum.' domain In the commercial display
that will continue throughout the year
on every great trunk line of the land.
Not one car only, but thousands, will
be made to groan undwr the burdens they
will carry to every point of the compass.
Fruits, grains, vegetables, meats and
mineral products will be carried t'
markets from which consumers will take
them, to learn that they aiv the best to
bw had. There will be no Idle wheels on
either the railroads of the state or the
farm of its prosperous people. They
will all be In mullun with prullt to every
commercial and Industrial interest with
in the border of the commonwealth.
The railroads will give employment to
thousands wno have been In Idleness,
and the payment of dividends to tlie
owners will be lesumed. -Mortgages on
the farms and duellings of the people
wl be lifted, long delayed improvements
will be made, new imputation will flow
In and timid capital will become con
fident and active.
These are some uf the results sure to
follow the blessed season of agricultural
plenty now drawing tu a close. The peo
ple can stimulate the happy outcome
by heartily taking up the excellent plan
of advertising; the grund record made In
the way proised. The invitation to tho
world to piake note of the unsurpassed
advantages the stat offers to settlement
ai.l investment should be on a scale In
k'fplng with the magnitude of the op-
purtunltles offered. The people should
talk of Missouri and wrlle of Missouri,
rtti-1 then see to It that Hie laws nnd In
stitutions of tho stale are made stlrh as
will sustain all pledges made lo those
who will be Induced lo come to make
their homes or Invest their money line.
This Is tho day the people of Kansas
City long have sought, and while they
have tint wept becnuse they found It
not, they have witnessed Its frequent
pnstpnncmcnl with Impatience. It Is tho
day when the city fully enters upon
the municipal ownership of the wnter
works plant, 'iyii' event Is one lhat de
serves a fitting celebration, one com
mensurate with the Immense results
that will follow. A memorial stone of
some kind ought to be elected some
whete and beneath It should bo deposited
n record nf tho tremendous light which
the city lies wnged for four years, a
light which It has won nt last. Kloquent
speakers ought to tell tho story and
congratulate the ieople on their splendid
it seems peculiarly fitting that the
formal ossrsslon of the plant should be
turned over to the city on Labor day,
for thero has been lalior nml enough In
the prosecution of the struggle foiAthc
works. Tho attorneys who have won
the fight for the city nnd all those who
have had anything to do with the bring
ing nbout of the auspicious event ought
to take a good rest on this I.nbor day,
for they are entitled to It.
The people of Kansas City have a
right to feel Jubilant. It Is almost too
good to be trite. Hut it Is true and It
will not be long before the benefits of
municipal ownership will begin to ac
crue, not only to the city Itself but to till
Altgeld snys the Standard Oil Com
pany gave Cleveland two terms in the
presidency. The Standard company,
however, Is too well established to be
Injured by abuse of this sort.
MUMO AM) DKAMA.
The John Stnplcton Company, under tho
direction of Gustavo I'rolimun, opened a
week's engagement at the Grand yesterday
afternoon, presenting the familiar socioty
play, "The Wife." No other of the Betas-co-DeMille
plays la so popular as this one
and theatergoers like to recall Its splendid
presentation by the oiiglne! cast ulven It
by Daniel Frohrnan. It possesses more
comedy than any of the other works from
the same authors, and for that reason Is
better suited to the tastes of the popular
price houses than are most plays of its
Some of the loading people of the present
company are well and favorably known
here. Miss Berenice Wheeler, although
she has played only two parts on the local
stage, is an established favorite, first, be
cause she possest.es abundant talent, and
second, because sdie is a Kansas C'ltyan.
Her work as Helen Tinman fully Justlllos
the clulnis made for her when she made
her tlrst appearance here as Agnes Itod
inan In "Men and Women." Her attract. ve
personality, keen appreciation and eftixtlve
expression combine to make her a very of
fectlvc actress. She is still new to tho
stone and her art Is Immature; but she is
gaining an! has shown such talent and
such Intelligence that her unmistakable
progress Is taken as a matter of course
Paul nilmore, last season with "Old Keu
tuckv," Is the John ltntherford. Although
this "character Is supposed to bo one of
rather stoical self-cnntiilnment. this inter
pretation can hardly Justifv the exceeding
ly stitr performance idcn by Mr. Gilniore.
who Is s-o unyielding that he Is not con
vincing. Mr. Herbert Sears gives an un
even performance of Matthew Culver, a
performance momentarily effective, hut
generallv unauthoritative. Mr. Kln.don
would play this role better than Mr. Sears
and much better than he plays Ilibirt
(tray. The ila.lnr Putnam of Mr. Gtbney
1s an exceedingly humorous characteriza
tion. Although not finished enough fin
Hie requirements of such a setting, Mr.
Glbnev is a genuine comedian In his way.
The H'sht comedy roles of Kitty Ives and
Jack Dexter are excellently done by Miss
Mabel Strickland and Mr. W. F. Courte
nav. Miss Strickland's work belne espe
cially chic and spontaneous. Mr. Bellamy
Ives has never been portrayed mnie effect
Ivelv than by Miss Nellie Strbkland. an
actress who depicts the graces, the com
mand and the cajolery of which the middle-aged
socletv woman Is capable, with
consummate art, although her otherwise
admirable work is a bit marred by some af
fectations of sp'-eeh. Miss P.-ildl Is wholly
Inadequate in ler attempt at I.uelle Far
rant. It Is to be hoped, for Manager Clark's
sake, that "Hit-.1" of a Feather" do not
always Hock toe. ther, for a wry small
group of such plays ns that presented
under that title at the Ninth Street yester
day afternoon and last night would drive
amusement bunt-rs away from even t.o
popular a theat.r as Mr. Clark's. It Is
only just to Mr. 'Mark to say that the play
Is a new one ne I wns booked before It
had been prodin ed, nnd that there wns
every reason to expect something better
from Us author. Herbert Hall Wlnlow.
who has written some very successful
places. Tlie plav Is absurdly lncons stent
nnd weak and the company could probably
make very little nut of even a good nlay.
Thero are a few meritorious specialties,
but they cannut c ottnternct the general in
sufllcleney of th. play and tho acting.
Boland Hood's engagement nt the Coates
will open Thursday evening, and the sale
of seats will begin this morning.
ai.i, ovi:u .Mih'soimi.
Aurora's mineral output last week was
valued at 17,71'.'.
Brooklleld has an energetic and capable
street coromislon-r. He keeps the weeds
An Atchison county man bought a farm of
300 acres near Brooklleld last week for
Brooklleld women had entire control of
the last liisue of the Budget, and tho result
was highly creditable,
Bucklln and I.inneus have lilt upon the
same day, September 10, for their annual
fair and picnic this year,-
The Argu says work Is soon to begin on
the railroad from Harrison to Aurora,
along tne line of tho Miller survey.
Linn county had four cases of suicide, be.
sides several unsuccessful attempts at self
murder, during the recent heated term.
The oldfst Inhabitant Is willing to risk
nls reputation on the assertion that Mis
souri never before saw so wet an August.
The wife of A. P. Crosby. Jr., editor of
the Broolilleld lluiget. died In St. I.ouls
last week from the effects of a suiglcal
Southwest City Is so stuck up over her
prospects tor gttlng a. railroad that sho
Is tulklng of reeirlcllng tho privileges of
the town liotr.
They have bgun to smack their lips al
rady down In Southwest Missouri at the
thought Unit paw-paws, persimmons and
'poiumms will soon be ripe.
liolden's prosperity nnd progress are in
dicated by the fact that pot an unoccupied
store room and .ry few vacant dwelling
houses cun be found In the town.
The fact that Uu teanix were hitched to
the racks there at one time Saturday, has
a tendency tu lonvince Adrian that as a
trading point it is rapidjy Blowing In in-
Pnder the law passed by the last leglsla
iur mui-relileiit nt Missouri, who kills
any same at an tlm within the borders
of the state, muy be found guilty of a
Some time this month, the exact date' not
having yet been llxed. a grand North Mis.
sourl com festival and silver Jubilee, which
Is expected to attract at least -''WO visitors,
is to be held In Brooklleld.
An excursion to Atlanta, whore the great
cotton states' exposition will then be In
progress, will wind up the annual conven
tion of the Missouri I'ress Association,
which is to be Iu-1 1 ut Pertle Springs Ucto
ber 31 to -J.
Brooklleld woul In't patronize Joe Kmmett
ai it a head the other night. The Gazette
says that, although the show Is a good one,
the ptople are neither millionaires nor
suckers, and don't propose to pay that
price for a performance that city theater
(joers can see for from 33 to 50 cents.
John J. McClure, of Louisiana. Mo., Is a
successful nectarine grower. The nectarine
Is like the apricot, except It U larger and
don't wear a fuzzy coat. Tho nectarine has
a. ptach seed and a plum skin, and the
apricot has a plum seed and a peach skin.
The nectarine his a plum color and the ap
ricot lias a pea Ii color. The uprcot tastes
like - plum and the nectarine like a pcavu.
HARDIN WAS DRIVEN TO IT,
-NAIIt.fi TU ttfliltAt.V SIM1NT ON Till",
'I lie lMiio nf the Ittinr llnil to Itcpuilliltn
the t.'omrtttlnii t'lntform In ((riler
to Mnntl Any Clinnip llppnlilU
nti tlrote Him totlmSlrp.
Louisville Rpecl.il to the Post'BIspalch,
The address of the Democratic slate cen
tral committee Is unique In Hip history of
polltlrnl literature. It Is n waste of words.
Nearly a thousand of them were ttfed by
tho committee to say nothing. The only
Issue of the campaign wns not referred to
even In tho nguest terms.
Let them stand as they may, neither gold
bug nor free sllverltcs can blink out of ex
istence the fact that the almost sole Issue
of the campaign Is that of the rolnnge.
The ilepubllcans themselves set the pace.
The platform which tholr convention, held
nearly a month before the Democratic con
vention, adopted starts out with the asser
tion that "we are opposed to the free and
unlimited coinage of sliver at the ratio of
10 to 1." Congressman Walter Kvnns, of
the Fifth district, wtote this plank, nnd
Colonel Bradley Indorsed It before the
committee on resolutions Inserted It In the
It was nn open secret at the time that
no advanced ground wns taken by the He
publicans, because It wns Indisputably evi
dent that George P. W, Hardin, one of the
most pronounced free coinage advocates In
the South, wns going to l the Democratic
nominee for governor. Colonel Bradley
wanted to enter the campaign against Gen
eral Hardin with an Issue rltnr cut and
well defined. He Is a far seeing politician
and had every reason lo believe that the
Democrats would give Hnrdln a double
standard platform. In fact, nt that time
It looked for all the world like the free
silver sentiment in the Kentucky Democ
racy was so strorii; that It would overwhelm
the state convention and sweep everything
before It. despite the fact that all the power
of the Cleveland administration was being
used to check It.
And unquestionably this would have oc
curred, too. but for a trade In the interest
of harmony, made by Major L. C. Norman,
who managed General Hardin's canvass
for the nomination, by which 'X-Congres-man
William Heckner was made temporary
chairman of the convention. That position
gave Heckner the power lo organize the
convention In the interest of the gold men
by placing In his hands the appointment
of two members on each committee.
Major Norman made the deal at tho re
quest of Secretary Carlisle, who. up to tho
very day of the assembling of the conven
tion, was more than willing to effect most
any sort of a compromise with the free
coinage people In order to save himself
and Mr. Cleveland from a humiliating rc-
uukc rnis is straigni.
Judge Beckner went farther in his as
sistance to the goldbims than Major Nor
man, who had put him In the position,
ha.l Intended he should go, nnd with the
aid of Captain Sam Gaines, Seretary Car
lisle's chief headsman, who was among
the delegates distributing patronage and
promises broaden-st and recklessly, tho
convention was snatched away from the
friends of silver and delivered bodily over
to tho administration forces. Senator
Blackburn, who had made such a manly,
straightforward tight against the Cleveland-Carlisle
crowd, threw up his hands
as soon as Judge Beckner commenced to
rule the convention. He saw that he had
been sold out, and realized that further
lighting would he futile. The platform was
no surprise to him, and he earnestly nd
vlsed General Hardin not to accept the
nomination for governor on such a con
glomeration of un-Deniocratle principles,
warning him of certain and' ignominious
defeat if he took the "back track" on the
coinage question. In his speech of accep
tance General Hardin made no reference
whatever to the platform which had been
given him to stand on, and immediately
after the convention- adjourned hied away
to the mountains to deliberate upon the
embarrassing problem of how to reconcile
his much-vaunted currency views to a
party utterance so flattering to Cleveland
The result of this deliberation was that
ho thought to go through the campaign
with Bradley without bringing up the
coinage question at all. In a word, his f
fort would be to entirely eliminate the
coinage as an Issue nnd conllne his discus
sion to mnttcrs of purely state and local
concern. But he had not been on tho
stump a week before ho keenly realized
the utter futility of such nn effort. The
currency Issue had been raised, nnd ft
would not down' at the bidding of any
man or set of men. It was this- that
caused General Hilt-din to kick over the
traces at the tlrst opportunity and defy
the goldbugs. This he did when the state
central committee called him and the
other nominees here for conference a week
Hut what has all the foregoing to do with
the address which the slate committee Is
sued last Thursday? A good deal when one
understands the Inside history of the move
ment which called forth the address At tho
conference of the candidates with the com
mittee, Mr. Urey Woodson, of the Second
district, an uncompromising free silverlte,
offerfd a resolution after General Hardin
and his associates n the ticket hnd prac
tically renounced the platform, that the
state committee forthwith issue an address
to the Democratic voters of Kentucky
commending "the peerless leadership of P.
Wat Hardin." These were Mr. Woodson's
General John B. Castleman. an ardent
Clevelandlte, saw quickly that there was
dynamite in them tor the goldbug and
he set to work to counteract the Woodson
movement. An Indorsement of Har
din, in such eompllnit ntary terms, after
he had renounced the platform, would never
do for its effect in other parts of the coun
try, reasoned General Castleman, and so
he moved as a substitute for Mr. Wool
son's motion that a committee of live
twhom he named) be appointed to draft an
address to the Democrats of tho state.
General Casileman's motion was adopted
and the committee lost no time In adjourn
ing In order to cut off any fuither plain
talk from the outspoken Mr. Woodson.
Several persons who witnessed the urn.
ceedlngs declared to the Post-Dispatch cor
respondent that If they had not been so
adroitly Interrupted by General Castleman
the motion of Mr. Woodson would un
doubtedly have been adopted, such was tho
temper of the participants caused by Gen
eral Hardin's bold assertion of his man
hood. Thus the spectacle would have been
presented of not only a candidate In har
mony with his party platform, but also
an open repudiation of that platform by
the party organization.
After General Castleman had checked
the movement he had to do something to
keep down another row over the same
point, nnd ho nnd Chairman Charles It.
Long drew up the so-called address, which
was ratilled by the committee last Tuesday.
The address, as before pointed out, says
nothing, and Is. therefore, a perfectly
harmless document. It answers the pur
pose, however, of keepli.g the party organ.
Izatlon from giving expri tslon to a lepudl
ation of the work of the committee on res.
olutlons at the June convention, though
everybody concedes that General Hardin
had to repudiate it to save Kentucky to
tho Democracy this fall.
.1 L'n of Infidelity.
Indianapolis Journal: "What Is that,
dear?" tho young husband asked.
"Angel food," said she sweetly,
"11 guess you better eat it yourself.
You are tho only angel In the house."
And he helped himself liberally to the
bread and beef.
Chlcngo Itecord: 'Mil, Jimmy, wot's de
"Swlmmlu' or lickln'?"
A (ihlld's Paradise.
Judge: Little Dorothy-"Ora;idma's Is
the nicest place! You don't have to mind
a thing that is said to you!"
I'll II KMAIIT SIJT,
Sioux City Journal: St. Paul has no Idea
but what tho Minneapolis census rolls have
been shamefully stutled.
Inter Ocean: Tho American people llvo
on porterhoubo steaks at home, but they
go to Kurope to eat horse meat.
Des Molm-s Beglstcr: Kansas City ought
not to give the water works case attorneys
mom than a half interest in the plant us
fees for their services.
Wichita Bugle: The Paris Plgaro says
boldly that the Waller case does not
amount to much. But then the Figaro's
subscription list In Kansas Is limited,
cal labor organizations will sco that Mr.
Hurdle, tho llngllsh labor leader, is not
compelled to do any labor while in the
Chicago News: Out of thirty members
of the New Orleans city council twenty
uro said to bo crooked. The Crescent City
need not lie boastful. It is only a, fair av
erage. Chicago Herald: It Is honed that tho lo.
Chicago itecord: I'lrst of all It must bo
remembered that this Idea of Cuban an
nexation will have to be adopted In Cuba
before It cun bo considered In the United
OBJECTED TO THE WORD "FREE"
Some lnpretlng lnblp lllntiiry nf the
Mttcr (JtiMtton nt tho tjt National
Denver, Col., Sept. i.-The Itocky Moun
tain News to-day published nn editorial, In
which Mr. Thomas M. Patterson, editor of
thp newspaper, gives a. full account of the
sub-committee on resolutions nt the last
Democratic convention. The sub-committee
consisted of Mr. Bayard, Senators Mc
Phersoti, Vilas nnd Daniel, John D. C.
Atkins, of Tennessee; L. F. Gnrard, of
Georgia; Mr. Jones, of Missouri, ami Mr.
Patterson, of Colorado. Mr. Patterson
"When the plank was first read nnd nn
atyzed, 1 suggested Hint It was uncertain
and g-.ive room to cavil about Its meaning;
to icmove this uncertainty 1 requested
that tho word 'free' be Inserted before the
words 'coinage of gold ntwl silver, etc' 1
distinctly slated that I would be content
to omit the ratio for such coinage, leaving
that to enngrefs; whnl 1 did Want wus
the Democratic isu ty clearly nml utii"
utilvocally commuted to true bimetallism.
Senators Vila and McPhcrson opposed
this, and so did Mr. lkiyard. Kdeh gave
his renran. It was not Hint they were
opposed to free coinage; on the contrary,
they favored It, but the word -free' ns op
plied to coinage was so liable to be mis
understood In the Bast nnd Northeast that
It would, through this Ignorance, lose the
party many votes, which should r.ot be
allowed. Mr, Bayard was particularly
earnest In asserting his fenlty to silver,
ami tol In graphic and pathetic language
the service he had performed for the
.Mr. Patterson says that after considera
ble discussion, Mr. Atkins, a professed bl
motalllst, offered the following resolution
for the monetary plank:
"We hold to the use of both gold and
sliver ns the standard money of the coun
try, nml to the coinage of both gold and
sliver for the owners thereof without dis
criminating against either metnl or charge
for mintage," etc.
"I realized In a moment," continues Mr.
Patterson, "that It wus a declaration for
free coinage as cknr ns though the word
'free was used a dozen times; but before
committing myself I turned to Senators
Vllns and McPherson and Mr. Bayard, and
asked, 'What do you think of it, gentle
men?' They Indicated that they wished to
lie then conferred with Mr. Daniel, who
approved of the sabstltute and who said
in response to the assertion that the other
side would not accept: "Yes they will;
they are honorable gentlemen, and when
they say they favor free coinage and
would declaro openly for It but that tho
word Tree' Is dangerous nnd will lose tho
party many votes In the Bast and North
east they mean It. This amendment avoids
their only objection nnd they will adopt It."
Mr. Daniel then urced tho nccentance of
the suhstltuto nnd was much surprised
when Senntor Vllns nnnounced that thev
had decided against accepting it, claiming
that the original plank wns a declaration
for free sliver. Mr. Atkins also voted
against the substitute.
Mr. Patterson states that Mr. Whitney
enmo to the committee room and in
answer to a question wns told to have tho
word "free" Inserted in tho monetary
Mr. Patterson continues: "He studied
the proposition a. -moment or two. nnd In
a very decided tone exclaimed. 'That's a
vote-getter; they will not object to that.
Let me talk with them about It.' Ho called
Senntor Vllns and McPhcrson aside and
talked with them quite earnestly for fully
llvo minutes. Ho returned apparently dis
appointed and said. 'It's no use; they
object to the word "free" because it is a
very objectionable word In the Northwest
in connection with money and to adopt
it would lose the Democracy that section
of the country.' 1 then explained the
Atkins amendment, whereupon he again
said In emphatic language, They will cer
tainly consent to that. 1 think they will.
Tlint s a vote-getter. I will talk to them
nbout It.' Again he held an earnest con
versation with the senators; when, re
turning, looking more crestfallen than at
first, he remarked, 'It's no use; they will
consent to no change.'
"The light before the full committee was
reported In the press at the time. I ad
vocated the amendment Inserting the word
'free' In the plank. Mr. Itayanj and Sena
tor Vilas made several earnest speeches
against it. The amendment was lost. I
carried the amendment Into the convention.
It wns again defeated. I became con
vinced that Senators Vilas and McPhcrson,
with ex-Senator Bayard, represented Mr.
Cleveland's views and that they fully
understood each other. The money plank
wns a trap with which to catch free coin
age votes for Mr. Cleveland. I inmlo up
my mind I would not walk Into the trap
with mv eyes open and so. as soon as
possible, I repudiated Mr. Cleveland and
did what I could for General Weaver."
pi:oii.i: ivi: iii:ak aiiopt.
Mr. Justice Kennedy has the reputation
of being the best linguist on the bench.
The king of Dahomey was educated In
Paris, and has mastered several European
Among the French men of letters who
ride the bicycle are Kmlle Zola, Jules Le
innltrc, Jean Blchepin, Henri de Itegnler,
and Octave Mlrabcau.
Tho Due de Moray, who Is the foremost
amateur photographer of the day in
France, is reported to have paid something
like nu.ono for his photographic equipment.
Miss Ada Itehan, the famous actress,
was born in Limerick, but went to Amer
ica at a very early age. She made her
first appearance nn the stage at Newark,
N. J., when quite n young girl,
Mr. William Black requires complete si
lence and solitude when writing a novel.
When he Is in the middle of an exciting
part of a story ho has his meals In o room
away from his study, and evon then the
slightest nolso will distract his Muse.
Tho Princess Mercedes of Spain, now In
her l.'th year, enjoys the distinction of
being the only ex-queen of her age In the
world. She was queen or Spain dining tho
six months after the death of her father,
Alfonso XII., and before tho birth of her
brother, the present king.
(if all parliamentary orators, Mr. John
Motley Is the one most dreaded by the re
porters In the house of commons' press
gallery. It Is not that ho speaks very
fast, but there Is a nervous, "shaky" style
about his delivery that makes him one of
the very hnrdest speakers to "take down."
Thu late sultan of Johoro was personally
ii grade above tho usual Oriental poten
tate. In complexion he resembled a Span
bird more thnn a Hindoo, and he had
clean-cut, kindly features. In olllclal attlro
ho won. diamonds worth tt.Wi.OOO, but
ordinal lly he affected, simple Kngllsli dress.
Ho spoke French, German and Kngllsh
Mr. William Waldorf Astor, the Angli
cised American millionaire, is inclined to
be rather a recluse ilian a society man.
He rarely returns calls, although visitors
to his beautiful riparian abode are always
sure of a kind reception, lie Is at present
having an Immense wall nine feet high
built around a considerable portion of his
The czar of Bussia devotes a largo part
of his leisure to his collection of birds'
eggs and postage stamps. In which ho
Kikes a keen an It leict as a schoolboy.
Many of tho eggs he secured himself when
a lad. He was a most daring and expert
climber, and on moio than one occasion
he narrowly escaped death whllo engaged
In clambering some cliff or tree in search
of his treasures.
When the late Professor Huxley was
serving on a losal commission on trawling
he visited Aberdeen. Some of the witnesses
declared thai trawling destroyed the eggs
of llsh attached to tlm rocks and sand at
the sea bottom. Huxley told them that
many of our food llshes deposit their eggs
in the water, where they iloat about till
hatched. To this there was a clamor of
oprosttlun, one old fisherman telling the
savant that "when he saw the birds build
ing their nests In (he air he might go out
looking for llsh spawn lloatlng In the sea."
Mrs. Cleveland's visiting list Is the big
gest ono possessed by any woman, but as
etiquette releases the wife of the American
president from returning or making any
calls, the size of the list never troubles
her. Former administrations neyer con
cerned themselves ubout the sort of hooks
used, but for Mrs. Cleveland very bund,
some ones, covered with seal, are secured,
and a new ono Is started once In six
months. The work Is dono by the ushers,
and every three days tho names of all call
ers are put into It, with tho date of the
call. One column lb devoted to the Interest
ing Information of which callers were lucky
enough to bo "seen," or the unhappy "not
Canon Benham, tho popular rector of St.
Bdmund the King, Lombard street, anil the
"Pater Lombard," of the Church Times, U
one of the men who have risen. A village
schoolboy at West Meon (In the loveliest
district of Hampshlie), where his father
kept the little postolllce. Ills quickness as a
scholar earned him the post of secretary
to the blind rector of the village who
taught him Latin and Greek. He next
went In training as a schoolmaster, but
means were found to send him to a theolog
ical college to prepare for holy orders.
Subsequently he attracted the notice of. In
succession. Archbishop Longley and Tail.
Tho livings of Addlngtou. and, later, of
Margate, were one result; and thirteen
years ago he returned to London, where
Ids clerical career had commenced. Canon
Benham is ono of the most kindly and gen
ial of men, u broud churchman, a. zealous
antiquary, and a d.-voted student of Dick
, ens. He lives In Flasbury square.
Sweet little maid with wlnome eyes
Thnt Inugh all day through tangled hair
Gazing with baby looks so wisp,
Ovpr the arm of Hip o.ih.-" chair,
Dearer thnn you Is none to me,
Dcnrer thnn you there enn be none
.Since in your latiKliliig face 1 see
Byes that tell of another one.
Here where the llrellght softly glows,
Sheltered nnd safe and snug nnd wnrnv
What to you is the wind that blows,
Driving the sleet of the winter storm7
Bound your head the ruddy light
Glints on tho gold from your trcssea
spun, , ,
But deep Is the drifting snow lo-nlght
Over tho head of the other one.
Hold me eloso a you sagely stand,
Watching the dying embers shine!
Then shnll I feel another hand
Thnt nestled once In this hand of mine!
Poor little hand, so cold nnd chill.
Shut from the light of stars and sun,
Clasping the withered roses still
That hide the face Of tho sleeping one.
Laugh. Ilttlp maid, whllp Inugh you may;
Sorrow conies to us nil, you know;
Better, perhaps, for her to stay
Under the drifting robe of snow,
Sing while yon may your baby songs.
Sing till your baby dnys tire done;
But. oh, the ache of the Iteart that longs
Night nnd day for the other one!
Ginger Gems Ginger gems nrc very easi
ly made when one knows how. Take two
eegs and break Into the mixing bowl whole.
Measure ono coffee cup of molasses and
one cup of sugar nnd pour In with tho
eggs and boat together until light and
foamy. Measure one scant icispoonful of
cooking soda into the cup used for meas
uring the molasses without washing It out
and till up with hot wnter. Stir thoroughly
and turn In the eggs nnd molasses and beat
them together. Melt one heaping ten
spoonful of butter orcottoleno and stir Into
the mixture. Lastly, stir one tnblespoon
ful of baking powder with one tablespoon
ful of ginger nnd three coffee cups of slftort
flour. Bake In well buttered heated gem
pans In a quick oven.
The comfort to be derived from a wicker
hamper compensates for any possible ex
pense thnt It may Incur In tho way of a
charge for extra baggage. In It can bo
packed bottles, rubber bath tubs, alcohol
lamps, towels and shoe trees. After It Is
unpacked It can bo used for soiled linen.
Women going to the seashore will find 1c
wise to provide themselves with waist and
skirt bags. Sea air often has a disastrous
elfect upon summer fabrics, and when they
are incased In bags they are protected
from such influences. The bags are made
of any Inexpensive lightweight chintz or
paper cambric, with a drawstring In the
top. It Is also well to be provided with
one or two turkey red or cretonne cur
tains to hang over clothes, for fow summer
hotels boast closets.
Stella "Don't you think it is shock
ing, the way .Maud swings In the hammock
before the men?"
Delia "Well, If you paid $20 for a pair
of Parisian silk hosiery you wouldn't want
to hide them under a bushel all the time,
would you?" New York World,
She Hung the package on the counter and
stood like an angry queen while the clerk
unwrapped tho bathing suit which she had
purchased only a few days before. His
cheek paled and his glance fell when It
mot her flashing eyes.
"Iteally, madam," he said, hoarsely, "It
Is your own fault. You should have told
me you wanted one that would wash."
Van Blllby "What languages do you
speak, Miss De Oitsliah?"
.Miss De Gushah (sighing divinely) "But
Van Blllby "And that?"
Miss De Gushah "The language of love."
Van Blllby "Ah, really! But you must
find it embarrassing that nobody In society
understands dead languages nowadays."
New York World.
A Haverhill woman hns brought suit
against the Lowell, Lawrenro ft Haverhill
street railway for j3,0) damages, resulting
from loss of dignity and nervous shock
caused by the conductor pulling a man out
of the car without llrst asking her to mako
room or get out of the car for the time be
ing. Brooklyn Life: Sister May"! think If
you should propose to Grace she would ac
Brother Jack (eagerly) "Do you? Has
she said anything?"
Sister May "No; but I know sho was
deeply In love with Harry Maxwell, and,
his engagement has just been announced,"
Bread omelet Housekeepers who havo
too much principle to throw away stalo
bread, and who cannot bring their families
to relish uaes pudding, will find they can
put their blind to practical usu by making
what an expeilcneed mother calls "bread
omelet." Cut thu bread in very thin slices
and there Is nothing that ono can slice
so thin as stale bread and dip the slices
In beaten eggs. Pry In butter. A most sub
stantial, economical and satisfactory dish
The delft embroidery on coarse linen,
with Its handsome stitching In shades of
blue Oriental cotton, Is likely to remain
long In fashion. The bunches of llowers In
ouo corner and the transversa band across
tho opposite angle give nn elfectlve ap
pearance to a teacloth, which Is still fur
ther inci eased by the border.a sort of shell
pattern, which, when the surrounding lin
en Is cut away, forma a series of well
shaped scallops round tho edges,
Lemon pie To make lemon pie crust, usa
one cup of lard or cottolene, well rubbed
into thi sifted (lour, with onchulf a tea
spoontul of salt, Mix with very cold water
end a spoon until it holds together Uku
dough. Flour well and roll out with as
Uttlu handling or kneading as possible and
bake before filling, Lemon tilling To ono
cup of sugar add one-fourth ot a cup of
water, tho juice of one lemon und tho
grated rind of tbo same. Then boll these
Ingiediciits together. While boiling add
the yolks of two eggs beaten with two tea
spoonfuls of corn starch. Fill your baked
crusts und spread over tho top a frosting
made of the whites of two eggs beaten
stltf and sweetened with two spoonfuls of
sugar. Brown frosting to apricot color,
From three to live minutes In the oven
ought to do It. if laft too long under the
lire the frosting will be tough.
Washington Star: "What will you do,"
she asked sneerlngly, "when women havo
demonstrated their superiority and men are
but small, secondary considerations?"
"I'm not afwald of any such conditions,"
'When 1 sco them thweatenlng I'll go
and llvo at u. summer resort."
Papa "Where Is your momma?"
Llttlo daughter "1 link she has gone to
Mrs. De Fashion's 4 o'clock tea,"
"Did she say so?"
"No; but I heard her say she wished Mrs.
De Fashion was In Halifax, and she went
out about 0." New York Weekly,