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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 51.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Very few correspondents reported
any rainfall during the past week.
Drouth prevailed (ver most of the
State. The temperature was high
until the Joth, when the weather
became much cooler, and on the 16th
light frost was reported at a few
places, but the frost did slight dam
age. The week closed with warm
Early corn is generally a fine crp
but the late planted is greatly dam
aged by the drouth and promises a
rather poor yield. Cotton is suffer
ing from the drcmth and from rust
and shedding, especially on uplands,
and tho prospective yield is not as
good .' it was a few weeks ago. It
is opening rapidly and picking is be-
Fall crops, such as sweet potatoes,
Irish potatoes, tumins and trarden
truck, made very little progress dur-
ing tne wcck, ana peanuts suiierea
creatlv from lack of mo'isture.
The conditions were very "favor-
able for the gathering of hay crops
and for the housing of tobacco,
which progressed rapidly. The to- -rresoytenan church not- being sum
bacco crop is generally a go'od one, ciently clear on that subject. Chat
and a remarkable absence of worms tanooga Presbytery of the same
is reported. ...
But little plowing was done, ow-
ing to the dry, hard condition of the
ground. Pastures have dried up in
many places and water for stock is
scarce. There are but few late
peaches, but the apple crop is ap-
parently fairly goo'd.
State Board of Equalization.
The State Board of Equalization,
just before closing its sitting at
Xashville last week, adopted the fol
Whereas, Because of the limited
time allowed by law for the sessioa
of the State board of equalization in
to equalize tne assessment
upon property in tbe State of Tenr.es
eee, it is impossible for the State
beard to pass upon each specific piece
of property in the State for the pur
peb? of determining to this boaid'j?
csiitfaction the adequacy of the as
sessment up m Fuch property: '.here
fore be it
Resolved by the State board of
equalization, That the comptroller la
hereby authorized ad directed to ir.
etruct the revenue agents of the State
of Tennessee to look closely into the
assessment of corporate and other pa
eonal and real property within their
respective jurisdictions, to the end that
whenever they ascertain that any
property is not adequately assessed,
proper proceedings shall be taken at
nrrfl tn.rfto tho rnrnnratlnn nr nrnn.
ertv owners to appear before the proper
offlcial of the county in which the
property is located for back or reas-
sessment, provided by law.
It is hereby declared to be the pur-
pose of the 8tate board of equalization
that no assessment upon any property
shall be final or conclusive, except
when said property is assessed at its
actual cash value.
Carbon Paint Plant.
Construction work on the largest
carbon paint plant in America,
which is to be located within three
miles of Xashville, will be well
under way by January 1, 1905. The
plant will cover five acres and cost
. Ti i -ii u i.
erect. Its location will be at the
northwest end o'f the Tennessee Cen
tral railroad bridge, over the Cum
berland river. The site for the big
plant has been donated by Hdye
Bros., and D. F. Drake, and these
irentlemen will commence within
sixtv davs'"time the erection of 100
cottages, which will be necessary to
house the 300 operators that will be
pirpn rrrmlnvmnf bv thf rctablicb-I
e "r j " --"
ment. The concern is to be capital-
ized at $1,000,000.
Missionary Baptists Meet.
Central Association of Missionary
Baptists met last week at Beech
r.rnvn nhv,mh five TmW nnrli f
Trenton. The association passed
this resolution :
''It is the desire of this associa
tion that the financial basis of rep
resentation in the State convention
be abolished. That the messengers
from central association be instruct-
ed to vote If or a numerical basis
when this matter shall come up in
Great interest was evident for the
Orphans' Home of the Tennessee
Baptists when this work was before
ioic aKiayju. n nuiiu-ri pfugcu
gift of $5 during this year for the
Crowds at Camp Meeting.
The big annual campmeeting at
Manley's Chapel, near Humboldt,
was held last week, and hundreds
of campers were on the grcunds. For
eighty yeaTs there has been a camp
meeting every -ear, with one excep-
tion, on this historic ground, and
the occasion is one of much moment
to the religiously inclined people of
Henry, Carroll, Bsnton and other
counties, who attend in great num
bers each year.
Race Riot Averted.
A race riot was narrowly averted
at ilortense, near Dickson, one night
last week. Scott Stephens, a store-
keener, hpramp invnlvprl wiTi ti.
gro woman, Eaoin Neblett, in a dis-
pute. Words passed and the negress
Lti iU , : e-u
picked up a pi rf t mteranfpre
piCM?a up a piece 01 timDer ana pro-
naHn !-... rnL.
iigro popuiauon or tne settlement
arose in arms and surrounded the
store, which was occupied by Ste-
phens and his family. Failing to
malrp an onfr,-n. w
to burn the buildme. A tasser-bv.
building. A passer-by, s riea mm wne num
nature of the trouble I ber one. turned UP and Rherson was
learning the nature of the trouble,
carried alarms to Sylvia and Char-
lotte, a posse of fifty men organizing
and dispersing the negroes.
Five A9alnst Union-
. Knoxville Presbytery of the Cum-
berland Presbyterian church has
"u. ngdmsi iuc prupusmon to
unite the Presbyterian and Cum-
berland Presbyterian churches. The
negro question played a prominent
Part in the vote, the attitude of the
church also voted negatively on the
proposition. Thus far 22 have
voted on the union proposition, 17
voting for and 5 against. Temieg-
see is the. home of the church, and
the fact that two of the largest
iresbytenes have voted in oppcfci
tion to union in the past two days
is significant. Union Presbytery of
tlfi Northern assembly voted unan
imously in favor of union.
Fire Underwriters' Convention.
The fifth annual convention of the
Tennessee Association of Fire Un-
derwriters was held at Nashville last
week wjth a large attendance. The
fWur nf tho Av,a rrnin woa
a discussion of fire rates and the
necessary steps that should be taken
by the agents to prevent friction be
tween the companies and the as
sured. President TJ. II. Grady's re
port showed the work done by the
association in the past year and set
forth the necessity of fire insurance
agents endeavoring to bridle the dis
agreements that arise so often be
tween the company and the individ
Oppose Organic Union.
Obion Presbytery, Cumberland
Presbyterian church, met last week
at Hurricane Hill church, five miles
north of Dyersburg. The attend
an.ce was larSe the representation
being beyond the average, there be
sixty-six ministers present and
torty congregations represented. The
question of union with the Northern
Prepbyterian church was introduced
and a heated debate continued for
fcfur hours. When the vote was
taken sixty ministers and all the
elders voted against union, and six
ministers for it.
Raided by Sheriff.
Harmon Kreis, Knox county's re
form sheriff, and Deputies Grcmer,
Hicks and Varnell swooped down on
Ed Cook's Cripple Creek saloon at
Knoxville, broke open the doors and
arrested Cook and three other men.
n i , .-, . . "ltlJ
all o'f whom tried to escape by means
of a stairway through an adjoining
building, but were caught by Var
nell, who climbed in a window onto
the four men. Police officers on
;Cf w 4 - a V v a .1
S.JL ned, .dssu5de , the
sheriff from breaking into the place.
To Tax Soft Drirlks.
Active stens urn hpino- talron V.-
it, TT:i - i ci.i.. .
unitea oiaies revenue officials
thrcfughout Middle Tennessee to
compel the payment of the privilege
tax r retailing spirituous drinks.
fc.e !le Adams Iaw has been ef-
feive in many of the small towns
various kinds of soft drinks" have
b,een Placed on sale and the revenue
department has held that some of
these come within the statute re
quiring the payment of a privilege
Uncle Sam Sues Sheriff.
The most interesting- cas rm trip
docket of the Federal Court at
Knoxville, is the damage suit tfor
$10,000 which will be prosecuted by
the government against Ex-Sheriff
James Fox for permitting Harvey
Logan, the famous bandit,to escape
irom nis care alter being sentenced
to a term of imprisonment in a Ferl-
Miners May Walk Out.
The miners off District 16, Ten-
nesee and Kentucky, have voted
1,649 to 569 against' accepting a 7
per cent reduction. . This indicates
a walk-out, although an effort will
be made to arbitrate. Six thousand
men are affected. It is learned ifrom
a reliable source that an effort will
be made to get Judge George Gray,
of Delaware, to arbitrate the differ
ences between the coal operators and
The stockholders of the Montgom-
x J vvuuij -. UX1 CCULlULiUU uaig
wound up the business of the recent
county stock show, and announce
that they cleared 35 per cent on the
money invested. Subscribers to
stock wto .desire to have the same
""icu wm receive me amount oi
tneir suDscnpuons m iuu irom tne
treasurer of the association. The
association will be made permanent
r(l,,H wlfh RS
Charged With Bigamy.
Kobersdn, alias West,
, . . rriull
j.a xu. jou a u abulia V Jim
ehurwfl w. Wn,v. TT marri
51S 5fs ??fe welTe 3"ars ago-. She
deserted him shortly after marriage,
anilathe heaJd 6Jf .s dead and
took another wife. His second wtfo
3 also des"ted him Wife
Preparing to Entertain Veterans.
At a meeting of John Ingram
Bivouac, Confederate Veterans, ac
tive preparations were begun for en
tertaining the State reunion of Con
federate veterans to be held at Jack
son in October. Companies A and
x oi jasnvme, win De guests or tne
people of Jackson during the re
union. , Crime on the Decrease.
Attorney-General W. HButtram,
Whose Circuit covers many of the
a: it i i
xiiuuutaiii uuunues, says mat terms
Of COUrt m the out oountipes haxra
ox court in int. oui counties nave
been CUt from a week to ten da"
ri , ii f
at the most. Urime in ali forms, he
sa3's, has greatly diminished, which
he attributes to the good results oi
the Adams law.
The Madison Presbvterv, com-
v. i. , ,,
posed OI aDOUt forty Churches C the
Cumberland Preshvtprinn dpnrvmin-
vvuiuuerianu JTLSDyxerian aenomin-
atlOn m Madison, Henderson, Deca-
TrXT tt j i
tus, JUcNairy, Hardeman and Ches-
ter Counties, met last week at Mount
Tabor, in Madison county. It was
cme of the largest attended sessions
ever held by the presbytery.
Would Dissolve County.
The fire that visited Hartsville
some weeks ago, and which came
near wiping that little town Off the
Tnnr hoc o -.rT- 4-4- i: cAdciing excessive prices at nome ana
map, has, tO a Certain extent, dlS- prices far above the level of sales made reg-
couraged the people of Trousdale "Jarl by thm abroad with pront. thus gjv-
, j 7 , lnS a bounty to foreigners at the expense
countv, and a petition has been ' our own people, it levies oppressive
c:mDj x... t ii and unjust taxes upon many articles form
Signed b) a majority Of the Citizens ing. in whole or part, the so-called raw
of the town askin"" that the rountv material of many of our manufactured
" rt.ft.iu uiat liie county products, not only burdening the con
be dissolved and go back to the COUn" eumer, but also closing to the manufac-
V,;T, ii u
iivm mi,u ii was i,ttn.L-u wtitrij
Paradise for Hunters.
A remarkable squirrel story comes
from Palmyra, Mcntgomery county.
The statement is made that the
squirrels are so plentiful there that
they recently got into
chapel and gnawed the seats
window facings so as to consi
This vicinitv would
Certainly be a paradise for hunters
with good shotguns.
Big Loas From Bolivar.
a " " 1 lva I
Hardeman county is famed for its
fine timber. At present some im- I
i i , . , - unions owiero, ine people aemana re-
mense logs are being shipped from form of these abuses, and such reform de
Bolivar to Xorthern markets. Two ation.and 8hould receIve lmmediate at
recentlv sent from there measured "In, he ''orJs of our platform, we de-
c-v a n-t l- n- x i mand 'a revision and a gradual reduction
57 and Ol inches in diameter, hav- of the tariff by the friends of the masses
ing an approximated number of
2,107 and 2,4G0 square feet, respect"
ivelv in each.
. D . remedy which in my judgment, can effect
New riailroad. ually be applied against monopolies, and
a. i;; t i x t the assurance was then given that if ex-
A.n application for a Charter for Isting laws, including both statute and
the Florence & Clifton railroad has
been filed at Chattanooga by Col. Ed
ivi.:- it. a m j I
Watkins and Other prominent Chat-
tantfoans The comnanv nrnnnspq
, . S , Lumpany proposes I
to build a railroad seventy-six miles
long from Florence, Ala., to Clifton,
w ayne county, lenn., which is not
now penetrated by a railroad.
Preacher's Slayer Captured.
Elihu Wisdom, who brutally mur
dered Rev. A. J. Brooks, a Baptist
preacher, in Maury county on
Christmas eve, 1901, was arrested
near Mount Pleasant a few days ago.
There was a reward of $200 for
Steel Company Enjoined.
The Knoxville Iron Company has
enjoined the United States Steel
Company officers and " agents, par
ticularly H. H. Atwater, of Pennsyl
vania, from enticing away skilled
employes to be used as strike-breakers
Cotton Marketed Rapidly.
Cotton is comng in rapidly at
Riple-, and the favorable weather
prevailing will cause the crop to be
gathered fast. The price is good.
It is asserted by a sculptor that the
human foot is becoming smaller. The
masculine foot of 20 centuries ago waa
12 inches long. The average man's foot
of to-day is easily fitted with a No. 8ya
shoe, which is not more than 10 7-16
inches in length.
Rough materials are a winter possi
bility in the fabric line, and English
looking mixtures, tweeds and cheviots
are to be once more in favor.
Cologne and Daxtmund burn, tbelr
garbage bj means of electricity,
HIS LETTER TO THE DEMOCRATIC
VIEWS ON PUBLIC POLICIES
the Tariff, Imperialism, Honesty
in Public Service and Econotnv in
Are Paramount Issues.
Judge Parker's formal letter of accept
ance to trie democratic notification com-
and is addressed to Hon. Champ Clark and
other members of the committee. In the
opening paragraph Judge Parker says he
wishes his remarks made at the time of his
notification to be considered a part of hi
xormaj response, continuing, tie says:
"Grave public questions are pressing for
decision. The democratic party appeals
10 tne peopie with conndence that its
position on these Questions will be accept
ed and indorsed at the polls. While the
issues involved are numerous, some stand
forth preeminent in the public mind
Among these are: Tariff reform, imperial
ism, economical administration and hon
esty in the public service. 1 shall briefly
consider these and some others within the
Decessari rrYmpberialm. f thl8
"While I presented my views at the no-
tincation proceedings concerning this vital
issue, tho overshadowing importance of
this question impels mc to.refer to it again.
The issue is oftentimes! referred to as
constitutionalism vs. imperialism
v'lf -ve would retain our liberties and
constitutional rights unimpaired, we can
not permit or tolerate, at any time or for
I an' purpose, the arrogation of uncon-
I stltutional power by the executive branch
of our government: We should be ever
mindful of the words of Webster: 'Lib-
erty ,s onIV to be rreserved by maintaln-
lnS constitutional restraints and a just
division of political powers.' "
Continuing on the same subject, he says:
"The people of the United States stand at
the parting of the ways. Shall we follow
the footsteps of our fathers along the paths
of peace, prosperity and contentment,
guided by the ever-living spirit of the con
stitution which they framed for us, or
shall we go along other and untried paths.
nitnerto shunned by all. following blindly
new Ideals, which, though appealing with
brilliancy to the imagination and ambi-
tion, may prove a will o' the wisp, leading
us into difficulties from which it may be
impossible to extricate ourselves without
lasting Injury to our national char-
acter and institutions?"
The Tariff and the Trusts.
Turning to the subject of the tariff, and
Lne he rm in that
"Tariff reform Is one of the cardinal prin
ciples of the democratic faith, and the
necessity for It was never greater than
at the present time. It should be under
taken at once in the interest of all our peo
ple. "The Dingley tariff Is excessive In many
oi us rates, ana, as to tnem at least, un
singly or in combination, the privilege of
lVrer .me marKets ne neeas ana seeks
Its unjust taxation burdens the
people generally, forcing them to pay ex
cessive prices for food, fuel, clothing and
other necessaries of life. It levies duties on
many articles not normally imported In any
considerable amount, which are made ex
tensively at home, for which the most ex
treme protectionist would hardly justify
protective taxes, and which in large
amounts are exported. Such duties have
been and will continue to be a direct in
centive to the formation of huge industrial
Ly J,r5d. Jn. .behlf ,f tne Dingley tariff.
necessity of caring for our Infant Indus-
iun.ii oi mese inuusineH, aner a
hundred years of lusty growth, are looming
up as industrial giants. In their case, at
l?e ,ney tarur invites combina-
tion and mononolv and tr vps lnotifio nn
l0 . F'uusta. that the -tariff 18 lhe
"For the above-mentioned reasons,
KST $lfK!r &l3SLr S
Iegislatlon- within constitutional limita-
"ons. as will best promote and safeguard
the interests of all the people.
W hether there is any common law which
can be applied and enforced bv the fed-
craI courts, cannot
r by a C
Dt oe determined by the
candidate for the pres
The determination of this question was I
left by the people in framing the consti
tution, to the judiciary and not to the ex
ecutive. The supreme court of the United
States has recently considered this ques
tion, and. In the case of the Western Union
Telegraph company vs. the Call Publish
ing company to be found in the one hun
dred and eighty-first volume of the United
siates supreme court reports, at page 92.
it decided that common law principles
could be applied by United States courts
In cases involving Interstate commerce, in
the absence of United States statutes spe
cifically covering the case. Such is the
law of the land."
He says reciprocity is demanded by the
best interest of both manufacturer -and
consumer, and that reciprocal trade treat
ies would enure to both. He quotes ex
tensively from President McKinley's last
tiuuress ai cunaio to snow tnat he appre
ciated the fact that the so-called "stand
pat" policy must give way. and that there
must be a reduction of duties to enable
our manufacturers to compete in foreign
markets. Continuing, he says:
'"The persistent refusal of the repub
lican majority in the federal senate to rati
fy the reciprocity treaties negotiated In
pursuance of the policy advocated alike
by Mr. Blaine and Mr. McKlnley, and ex
pressly sanctioned in the Dingley act it
self, is a discouraging exhibition of bad
faith. As already mentioned bv me, the
exorbitant duty imposed on many an im
ported article by the Dingley tariff was
avowedly intended by its author not to
be permanent, but to serve temporarily as
He It's ridiculous for you women
to talk of intuition and all that
She Not as ridiculous as to talk of
a man's common sense, for any sort of
sense in a man would be most uncom
mon. Philadelphia Press.
Just Like a "Woman.
Biggs I see that a Kansas man has
Just married a spinster who owned 900
Dlggs That's just like a woman; If
she can't get a husband by fair means
she will by fowl Chicago Dally News.
Tt;T y - I f nm bira Mnn. Whirh soplirA frnm rnr.i.n '
jisuuo - ' -i.,.;r, 7:;.r I attempted bv nension order No. 78. and
l vuiufcLiijuii ixic t iid uiru lu sunt: uumesuc i . , . - . . ...
and competition and practically to monopolize f? f h
dvi I n-e nome mantel. I, u .L i iui , , "
prahlv I "irr, .v, . r is said that 'this order was made in the
a maximum, from which the federal gov
ernment was empowered to offer a reduc
tion, in return for an equivalent concession
on the part of a foreign country. Ptesi
dent McKlnley undertook honestly to carry
out the purpose of, the act. A number
of reciprocity agreements were negotiated,
which, if ratified, would have had the two
fold result of cheapening many Imported
products for American consumers, and of
opening and enlarging foreign markets
to American producers. Not one of
those agreements has met with the ap
proval of the republican masters of the
senate. Indeed, they did not even permit
their consideration. In view of the atti
tude of the present executive, no new
agreement need be expected from him.
Nor. does the republican platform contain
a favorable reference to one of the iu
pended treaties. The reciprocity clauses
of the Dingley act seem destined to re
main a monument of legislative coxenage
and political bad faith, unless the peo
ple take the matter in their own hands
at the ballot box and command a reduction
of duties in return for reciprocity con
cessions." Independence for the Filipinos.
"In some quarters it has been assumed
that in the discussion of the Philippine
question in my response, the phrase
'self-government,' was intended to mean
somethihg less than independence. It
was not intended that it should be under
stood to mean, nor do I think as Used It
does mean less than independence. Mow
ever, to eliminate all possibility for con
jecture, I now state that 1 am in hearty
accord with that plank In our platform
that favors doing for the Filipinos what
we have already done for the Cubans;
and I favor making the promise to them
now that we shall take such action as
soon as they are reasonably prepared for
ii- it inaepenaence, sucn as tne Cubans
enjoy, cannot be prudently granted to
the Filipinos at this time, the nrnmlse
that it shall come the moment they are
capable of receiving It will tend to stimu
late rather than hinder their develop
ment. And this should be done not only
in Justice to the Filipinos, but to .pre
serve our own riehts: for a free neonle
cannot withhold freedom from another
people and themselves remain free. The
toleration of tyranny over others will
soon breed contemnt for freedom and
self-government, and weaken our power
of resistance to insidious usurpation of
our constitutional rights.
"The statute relating to civil service
is tne outcome of the efforts of thought-
iui, unseinsn ana puouc-spinted citi
zens. Operation under it has frequently
been of such a character as to offend
against the spirit of the statute, but the
results achieved, even under a partial
enforcement of the law, have been such
as to both deserve and command the
utterance of the democratic party that
it stands committed to the principle of
civil service reform and demands Its
just ana impartial enforcement.
"An Isthmian canal has lona been the
hope of our statesmen, and the avowed
aim of the two great parties, as their
piatiorms m the past show. The
lanaraa route having been selected
the building of the canal should be
pressed to completion with all reason
ine methods by which the executive
acquired the Panama canal route and
rights are a source of regret to many.
To them, the statement that thereby
a great public work was assured to the
profit of our peoole-is not a sufficient
answer to the charge of violation of
national good faith. They appreciate
that the principles and healthy con
victions which in their working out
have made us free and crreat. stand
firmly against the argument or sueees-
tion that we shall be blind to the nature
of the means employed to promote our
weuare. 'i ney noia tnat adnerence to
principle, whether It works for our rood
or ill, will have a more beneficent Influ
ence on our future destiny than all our
material upbuilding, and that we should
ever remember that the Idea of doing a
wrong to a smaller, weaker nation that
we. or even all mankind, may have a
resultant good is repugnant to the prin
ciples upon wnicn our government was
Under the laws of the United States
the duty is lmDosed on the executive to
proceed with due diligence In the work
or constructing tne canal. That duty
snouia D8 promptly performed.
.Tensions for Our Soldiers and Sailors.
The national democracy favors liberal
pensions to the surviving soldiers and
sailors and their dependents, on the
ground that they deserve liberal treat
ment, it Pledges by its platform ade
quate legislation to that end. But it
denies the right of the executive to
usurp the power of congress to legislate
on mat subject, sucn usurpation was
performance of a duty imposed upon the
president by act oi contrress, but the
provision making the imposition Is not
pointed out. xne act to which the order
refers, which is the one relating to pen
sions to civil war veterans, does not au
thorize pensions on the ground of age.
It does grant pensions to those 'suffering
irom any mental or physical disability,
or. disabilities, of a permanent character,
not the result of their own vicious hab
its, which so Incapacitates them from
the performance of manual labor as to
render them unable to earn a support.'
This specified requirement of incapacity
is in effect set aside by order No. 78 as
to all persons over 62.
"The war closed nearly 40 years ago.
In the meantime many of our soldiers
and 'sailors long survived the age of
62, and passed away without receiving
any pension. Skillful pension attorneys
hunting thcouah the statute failed to
find there a provision giving a pen
sion to all who had reached 62. Many
prominent veterans urged the justice of
congressional action giving a service
pension to air veterans. Bills to that
effect were Introduced in congress. And
not until March of this year did any
one ever claim to have made the dis
covery that the president had power to
treat the statute as if It read that when
a claimant had passed the age of 62 years
he is necessarily disabled one-half in
ability to perform manual labor and
therefore entitled to a pension.
"Tha Dreamt nenslon commissioner ln-
dlcated his view of the order when in
a recent address he thanked the presi
dent tor what be had done, and advised
his hearers to use their Influence that
a law might be passed to the same ef
fect. Full conndence after all seems not
to have been placed on the defense of
justification, -or It is pleaded In mitiga
tion that a former democratic president
did something looking-in that direction.
Even If that were so which is not ad
mitted our present duty would be none
the less plain and Imperative. Our peo
ple must never tolerate the citation of
one act of usurpation of power as an
excuse for another. The first may pos
sibly be due to -mistake; the second, be
ing based on the first, cannot be. In
explanation, however, it 'should be said
that the order relied on simply provided
that the age of 75 years should be re-
?arded as evidence of inability to per
orm manual labor. Few men are able
to perform 'manual labor at that age,
but nearly all men are at 62. The first
order is based on a fact that experience
teacnes, tne other la based on the asser
tion of that which is not true as a gen
"The old liiquiry: TVhat are you go
ing to do about It?" Is now stated In a
new form. It Is said by the admlnlstra
tion. In reply to the public criticism of
this order, that 'it is easy to test our
opponents' sincerity in this matter. The
order In question is revocable at the
pleasure of the executive. If our op
ponents come into power they can "revoke
this order and announce that they will
treat the veterans of 62 and 70 as pre
sumably In full bodily vigor and not
The Umpire's Turn.
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs.
Torkins at the baseball game, "doesn't
that man in the blue clothes run, too?"
"Not till after the game is over.
Then he runs and hides." Washing
Recognized His Style.
Mrs. Newrich And who is this by?
Picture Dealer That is a chromo,
"Oh, yes; of course it Is. Now that
you mention it, I recosnize his style."
Detroit Free Press.
entitled to pension. Will they authori
tatively state that they intend to do
this 7 If so. we accept the issue.'
"This suggests the suspicion, at least,
that the order was made to create an
issue that it was supposed to present
strong strategic position in the bat
tie of the ballots. But as the making
of that order was. In my Judgment, an
attempted, tnougn pernaps unwilling,
encroachment upon the legislative power,
and, therefore, unwarranted by the
constitution the challenge Is accepted.
If elected, I will revoke that order. But
I go further and say that that being
done, I will contribute my effort toward
the enactment of a law to be passed by
both houses of congress and approved by
tne executive that will give an age pen
slon without reference to disability to the
surviving heroes of the civil war; ana
under the nrovisions of which a pension
may be accepted with dignity because of
the consciousness that it comes as a Just
due from the people through their chosen
representatives, and not as largess at
tributed by tne chief executive.
Reform in Governmental Expend!
"Twenty-eight years have passed since
tne aemocrattc party or tne state oi
New York in convention assembled, recom
mended to the national democracy the
nomination nf Samuel J. Tilden as its can
didAte for the presidency, and declared it
to be "their settled convicucn mat a re
turn to the constitutional principles, fru
nstitutionat principles, iru-
gal expenses and administrative purity
of the founders of the reDUbllc is the first
ana most imperious auty or tne nmes in-
eorhtnandinir isnue now before the people
of the union." This strong expression was
called forth by the national expenditures
for the year 1875. which amounted to J274.-
000,000 a situation which, in the opinion
of a majority of our people, justinea an
imperative demand for reform in the ad
ministration of public anatrs. as tne ex
penditures of the last fiscal year amount
ed to the enormous total of $5W,000.0(0. It
is evident Chat a thorough investigation
of the public service and the immediate
abandonment of useless and extravagant
expenditures are more necessary now than
tney were tnen. Tins astounaing in
crease is out of all proportion to the in
crease of our population, and finds no
excuse from whatever aspect we view the
situation. The national aemocrattc p.at
form declares that 'large reductions can
easily be made in the annual expenditures
of the government without Impairing the
efficiency of any branch of the public serv-
ice.' Can there be any doubt of the accu-
racv of this statement? Between the ex-
nendltures of the year 1886, amounting to
Ie000 thafttrf Grovel
ceased to be president aggregating J5S2,-
000,000, there is a difference so great as
to excite alarm In the breasts of all
thoughtful men. Even excluding the sum
of $50,000,000 paid for the Panama canal
rights, and to the state of Panama, the
expenditures or the last fiscal year exceea
ed the sum of $532,000,000, being more than
double the expenditures of the government
for all purposes during the first year of
Mr. Cleveland's administration.
"The expenses o'f the first four years suc
ceeding the last democratic administra
tion amounted to the enormous average
of $fill,000,000 per year. This large ex
penditure was due to a considerable ex
tent to tne cost or tne sspanisn-Amencan
war. which occurred during that period
but the termination of that war brought
rno relief to the treasury, for the average
annual expenses of the government, dur
ing the three subsequent years ending June
80, 1904, were about $519,000,000, which is
the largest sum hitherto reached during
a like period, since the close of the civil
"This draft upon the revenues of the
country has had the effect which might
nave been anticipated, ana now we nave
presented the reverse of the situation,
which led to the famous observation: "It private car, saying that no one was In
is a condition, and not a theory, which 4Urpti With th rohhiRhrm
confronts us:' for. although the present Murea- wun loe arcnDisnop, besides
incumbent found at the close of the first
fiscal year, during which he assumed con
trol of the administration, a surplus of
receipts over expenditures or more than
i,oou,ooo, there was an excess of expend
itures over receipts at the close of the last
fiscal year of $42,000,000, and the official
monthly reports made by the treasury de
partment show that the expenditures are
continuously and rapidly increasing, while
tne receipts are diminishing.
"Tn thin cnnnpctlnn it Is interesting to
note the recent administrative orders
forbidding government officers from
making public any statement of esti
mates on which future appropriations
are to be based.
If a man of ordinary intelligence and
prudence should find in the operating ex
penses of his business such a tremendous
percentage of increase, would he not
promptly set on foot an Inquiry for the
cause of the waste, and take immediate
measures to stop it, especially when
trusted employes have been found dis
honest and convicted, and a widespread
tlgatlon may discover other cases of
maiieasance : w nen ine cniei executive
reported . to congress that, 'through
Irauds, forgeries and perjuries, and by
shameless briberies, the laws relating t
the proper conduct of the public service
In general, and to the due administration
of the post office department have been
notoriously violated , there was
a general popular demand for a rigid,
sweeping investigation by congress, in
addition to that undertaken by the execu-
tlve himself. Such an Investigation the
not permit, although the minority in-
SnSff V$Ant!rgtl Sd moX
was right. The liberality. patriot
ism and national pride of the people
should not be made an excuse for waste
of the public funds. Official extravagance
is official crime.
"There is not a sentence in the repub
lican platform recommending a reduc
tion in the expenditures of the govern
ment: not a line suggesting that the in
crease in the cost of the war department
from S34.000.000 in 1SS6 to S115.000.000 in 1304
should be inquired into: and not a para
graph calling for a thorough investiga
tion of those departments of the govern
ment in which dishonesty nas been re-
Reform in expenditures must be had I
i i . v. . v. I -. 1 1 1 : . i i I
tablishments in order that the national
expenditures may be brought to a basis j
without recourse to the taxes of war.
Among other things which are touched
upon in the letter is the democratic pledge
to secure to all citizens equal protection
abroad. The need of careful diplomacy
in the management of the foreign relations
of the government, and the democratic
pledge to administer this department of
the government in conformity with the
principles laid down by Washington. The
need of legislation in aid of American ship
ping, so tnat it may again be commensu
rate wttn American commercial interests.
He pledges the democratic party to a I
.nH r.Tvfui nriminioti-oHotT r h .
tlonal statutes concerning the Irrigation I
of the arid lands of the west, and in con
"The Issues are joined and the people
must render the verdict.
"Shall economy "of administration be de
manded, or shall extravagance be encour
aged? "Shall the wrongdoer be brought to bay
by the people, or must justice wait upon
"Shall our government stand for equal
opportunity, or for special privilege?
"Shall It remain a government of law,
or become one of individual caprice?
"Shall we cling to the rule of the peo
ple, or shall we embrace beneficent des.
"It it be the wish of the people that I
undertake tbe duties of the presidency, I
pledge myself, with God's help, to devote
all my powers and energy to the duties of
this exalted office. Very truly yours,
"ALTON B. PARKER."
A Mean Slap.
Miss Oldun (coyly) When he pro.
posed I kept him in suspense for at least
Miss Critic Oh, I guess not. I sup
pose it merely seemed that long to you
St. Louis Republic. .
Lives of the Literary.
"Poor old Versely died last night."
"Yes, he turned over and died with
out a struggle."
"Well, he died easier than he lived,
then." N. O. Picayune.
GAVE HIS GRACE
BAD SHAKING IIP
Archbishop of Canterbury in a Wreck
ESCAPED WITH A SHAKING UP
Ilia Special Collided With tk De
tached Engine, Demollshlas the
Latter Plerpont Horgta
Wai on Board.
East Brookfield, Mass., Sept 24. A
special train conveying the archbishop
of Canterbury from Bar Harbor, Me.,
to Washington was wrecked on the
i r,. o , jft v, -m-
I York Central railroad near tne Station
i h Th P,,hhl5hon wa? not inlured
oere. in arcnDisnop -was noc injurea.
aitnougn consiaeramy snasen up. j.
p!pnv.n TVTorp-an nf Maw Vrvrfe- who
"erpont Morgan, of Wew xorK, who
was also on the train accompanying
the archbishop, was shaken up but not
The special, running at the rate oi
60 miles an hour, was just passing the
station when a detached locomotive,
which had been drawing a train on the
North Brookfield branch, ran onto the
main line for some reason at present
Too Late to Stop.
The engineer of the special sighted
a danger signal, but owing to the high
Rri(, 0f h train nnr tha ri;nnArr mn.
sPeeu ol the train and the Slippery con-
dltlon of the rails, due to the mist ol
ear corning, he found it impossible
to do more than slightly reduce the
sr,Pd nr v,l lrrrkmrtlv ThP orurinper
sPeea OI m locomotive, ine engineer
of the branch engine heard the onrush
of the special, but he had not time to
move out of the way. The archbish
op's train struck the North Brookfield
engine with a terrific crash and demol
ished it. The other locomotive waa
thrown from the rails and landed
across the eastbound track near the
wreck of, the North Brookfield engine.
The cars did not leave the track.
Concern For the Archbishop.
Immediately it was realized that the
lives of the archbishop and Mrs. Dav
idson, as well as of others attending
them had been imperiled, and first in
quiries were for them. Rev. J. Elli-
I son, the archbishop's secretary.
swprfrf fnP thnaa in tho orrhMcnnn't
Mrs. Davidson and Mr. Morgan, were
Rev. Hyla Holden and Rev. J. Ellison,
and attendants. It was rumored that
a maid was hurt, but her injuries
were not serious. Traffic on the road
was blocked for some time.
Some Train Hands Hurt.
Several of the train hands were
I slightly Injured.
So great was the
speed of the special that the solitary
engine was carried along 100 yards be
fore it was dropped on the eastbound
rails. The tracks were considerably
The archbishop's special train with
a new engine later resumed its trip to
THE KATY FLYER WRECKED
Engineer John Shane ' Killed and
Three Other Injured Was Due
to a Misplaced Switch.
Clinton, Mo., Sept. 24. Passenger
train, north-bound, on the Missouri.
Kansas & Texas road, known as the
flyer, was wrecked, Friday morning, at
wls Stf tion' lSf&? Sw1teh'
The engineer was killed after having
reveraed his engine, and three others
John Shane, Parsons, Kas.; engineer.
Injured: - -
T. L. Johnson, Seguin, Tex.; shoulder
and arm hurt.
Charles Braden, Chanute, lias.; head
cut, arm and wrist hurt.
H. Collier, Sedalia, Mo., fireman;
sralripd! -will rprovpr
The traIn was running at the,rat
of 40 miles an hour when, without
varning, it dashed onto a siding and
ito a string of freight cars. The
itrh light had been removed.
AN SCHAICK IS EXONERATED
imboat Inspector's Keport
Slocnm Dliaiter Freea Cap
tain From Blame.
New York, Sept. 24. Cant. Van
Kohaiclr who w Vilamari n
ocnaicK, wno was oiamea in the cor-
oner's verdict for the Slocum disaster.
in wnicn nearly l.ooo persons lost their
lives last June, has been exonerated
by the local board or steamboat In-
spectors, which has Just made its re
port. The board finds that' Cant
Van Schaick beached the steamer at
the most available point, and all criti
cism against him is wholly unmerited.
The board condemns the absence of
fire drills and "the Incompetence of the
crew," and lays the blame upon the
master pilot, whose licenses are re
voked. The license of Chief Engineer
Conklin also Is revoked, while Second
Engineer Brandow ij highly praised
for remaining at his post.
Suicided In London Hotel.
London, Sept. 24. George Davis, said
to be the son of a wealthy ranch owne
of Kansas City, was found dead in be
at a leading London hotel. An artery
in his left arm had been cut with
razor .which was foundTeside the body.
It is supposed that DavU committed
Capital Stock Increased.
Jefferson City, Mo., Sept 24. Kin-
loch Long Distance Telephone Coof St
Louis, was granted an Increase of cap
ital stock Friday by the lecretary of
state, from $2,000,000 to 3,000,000.