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I i; . a aG i 8, THUKSDAT, MAltOll 3, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
SINGLE TAX VIEWS.
What Some Prominent Men
Think of the Scheme.
MUCH SYMPATHY BUT NO CONTESTS
W. C. P. Breckinridge Approves the.
Spirit, but Cannot Quite Indorse the
ltter A Couple of Clergymen in
Modi the Same Position Ilarter Al
most Persnaileil, but 'ot Sufficiently
Posted An Old Man's Advire to Sena
tor Hill llluxle Island Democrats
Kotes from the Political Field.
New YoKK.March 3. In response to a re
quest taat he should sin the declaration
in favor of removing all taxes except that
upon land values, Han. W. C. P. Breck
inridge, of Kentucky, has written the fol
lowing letter dated iu the house of repre
sentatives: Dear Sir: I have received the enclosed
which I return unsigned. I cordially
ftgreewith the first three propositions I
have not reached the fourth. I have at no
time said aught in either criticism or cen
sure of your movement. For while I did
not see my way clear to the conclusion
reached by you, Mr. Georjre and others, I
do so cordially approve of the spirit ex
hibited, of so much said, and of the real
object in view that I wish you most
sincerely God speed. We are striving to
attain the same end the obliteration of
class distinction based on legislation, the
repeal of nmli.eval and burdensome
modes of taxation, the equalization of the
burdens of government and its limitation
within its true boundaries and therefore
while I cannot auree with the details of
your proposed remedy I do bail you as
workers in the same great caue."
An Kpisoopal ISUhnp's Views.
Rt Rev. F. D. Huntington, bishop of
central New York, writes from Syracuse:
"It does not quite satisfy me either to
sign or refuse to sign the declaration. Per
haps it will explain the state of my mind
to say that I could si-n it if after the word J
therefore the following were substituted
for what is proposed, viz: 'It is the duty of
legislators, statesmen, and jurists to give
fair and prompt consideration to the claim
of the single tax to lie the Ix-st tax pos
sible.' I do so earnestly desire thai the
subject should pass from the sphere of
theory or speculation to that of practical
demonstration that I would gladly con
tribute any aid in my power to measures
for putting the doctrine to the test of ex
periment. Single Taxers So far Ahead.
The arguments against it are familiar.
They fail to convince me. No satisfactory
answer hs ix-cn made, I believe, to the
claim on both religious or personal
grounds that land should le regarded
along with air and water and sunshine as
in the direct ownership of the creator and
held for the free and impartial use of man
kind. Xo safeguard has h?sn proposed
against the threatened and almost certain
Upheaval of government and disruption of
society lv the unrestrained monopoly of
the earth an a necessary means of subsist
ence. To deny or doubt that single tax is
regarded with favor by 'thinking men' is
now possible only for men who think to
Coes Too Far for Dr. It.ilnsford.
Dr. Raiusford, of St. George's Episcopal
cnurcb, JNew lork, savs:
"You ask me in your letter of Feb. 2 to
be one of a number in sign a circular ad
dressed to the public which shall have for
its object to stimulate a general inquiry
into the merits of single tax.' But when
I some to read this circular it goes far be
yond this, and says that the single tax on
the rental value alone is the best possible
tax. To say this is deliberately to indorse
as the circular is intended to indorse
the single tax as the only just and possi
ble thing forme to do. I would be mo-it
glad to do what I could to bring this moat
important question up for public consider
r&tlon but it is quite impossible for me to
declare myself without reserve as its advo
HARTER ALMOST PERSUADED.
But Is Not Quite Certain AT hat the Single
Representative Ilarter, of Ohio, wrote as
"Dear Sir: I cannot sign because I
cannot declare my adhesion to the princi
ples presented. I confess I am inclined to
believe they are in the main sound, and I
intended before this to read and study
both sides of thn matter with care; but
since coming to Washington I have practi
cally no time to read anything. Of
course in any event I think other taxes are
needed, such as those upon franchises,
upon liquors, tobacco, and restrictive li
censes also. I do not wish to express an
opinion I am not sure is sound or to take
a position which is not a tenable one, and
this I am not certain that the single tax is.
Has Always Started with the Minority.
"Once taken, I do not intend to be driven
from it. On the tariff and coinage, upon
civil service, home rule, etc., I have always
started with the minority. If ever I can
be classed with the 'single tax men' it will
be while they are in a hopeless minority,
too. I have lived long enough to know
that it is better to be right than to be with
the crowd who are wrong. But as I am
not fixed or settled upon the question I do
not wish to give the impression that I am.
My impressions incline me that way, and
it is this which makes me a subscriber to
and friend of The Standard Henry George's
The Propositions Discussed.
Following are the proposition of which
the indorsement of the gentlemen writing
the foregoing letter was asked:
1. Taxes should be simple, just, definite and
8. They ought not to restrict production or
Saving nor to favor individuals at the expense
of the; community. Labor should always be
able to find suit&Me employment; and for this
purpose only the use of land is absolutely
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
B. A tax on tne rental vsme or land, exclu
sive of impn veiufnts is direct, equitable and
certain: it would eucouratfe production and
industry and Under lha wiiiihoUiini; of availa
ble land from use. It would take for public
purposes only the value created Oy the public
growth, leavit g to labor aud capital their full
earning from all tax.
Therefore, A sinirle tax on the rental value
Of land atoue i the beat possible tax.
INSTRUCTED FOR CLEVELAND.
Rhode Island lemorrats Hold Their
Pi:oviiKN"C!:, K. I., March 3. William
T. C. Wnrdwill was nominated for gover
nor by the Democratic state convention
yesterday, an 1 delegates were selected
to the Chicago convention. They were in
structed to support Grover Cleveland for
president so loug as there was a chauce for
bis nominal im. Charles E. Gorman, a
Itmng t'levelai.d man, was chairman of the
Sonvcntion, aid 213 of the lilti delegates
Ienianded I'ree Raw Materials.
The platform r.dopted by the convention
demands free r;.w materials. It approves
the Springer wool bill, and urges its early
passage. It also favors the placing of iron,
coal, and tiui!e- on the free list. Upon
the coinage question it reads:
"Every dolh r of American money,
whether of gold, silver, or paper, otlyht to
be of equal value the world over."
The repealing of the Sherman coinage
net is favored because it has not made an
ounce of silver worth $l.'-M, and for a like
reason free coinage of silver is opposed ex
cept upon intern trional agreement.
HAD A MESSAGE FOR HILL.
The Ueason an Old Man 'Wanted to See
The "New Senator.
Washington', March a. An amusing
incident in the visitors waiting room of
the senate illustrates the interest that
Senator Ili'.l has wakened here. An old
man had sent I is card in twice to the
li'iiator w ithout t tiding him. He seemed
very much disappointed at his failure.
Any tiling very iiiinortuut inquired
Yes, indeed," rt plied the old man. UI
See by the newspapers that the senator is
thinking of marrying soon.
There's l.m-L in Odd Number.
1 want to advise him not take the step
now. It would Ik fatal to his chance fr
the presidency. Th : Democracy is the only
party that has ever nominated a bachelor
for president, and it elected both of tne
bachelors it put up Buchanan and Cleve
land, and Hill -vill run well and he
elected if he will ot ly stay singl I don't
know but that it would be his duty to
marry after that. There must be a lady
in the White Houst . and since the senator
lnus no sister to keep house for him he'd
have to get him a w ile."
Ttesatts of New York County Klections
ALBANY, March:. The Evening Jourial
(Republican), has c implied the results on
supervisors in the elections ot Tuesday
and thus far held th-oughout interior Xew
York. Thirty-nine counties have cho-en
new boards. Including Monroe county,
except the city of Rochester, and estimat
ing the result in E sex county to lie the
same as last vear t ie results ure ns fol
lows; Republican suiervisors, fd; Demo
cratic supervisors. i'-J. In lMtl the same
counties elected .o Republicans and
"What's the Matter With Me?"
Chicago, March ;. Henry Watterson
was in the city yesterday. A reporter
tried in vain to get s ;ne expression from
him as to whom he pi ef erred for president.
He said: I decline to answer such a
question. I told you in the first place I
wouldn't be interviewed. Hut what's the
matter with me? I see the New York
Herald has joined the Sun and World in
booming me." and tje gentleman from
Kentucky chuckled lis he calculated for
a second his chances.
MAHER WAS AN EASY MARK.
Fitzsimiuons Knocks Him Out In the
Xew Oim.EANS, March 3. A tremend
ous crowd saw a ser.es of lights at thn
Olympic club last nigl t. The first event
was a three round "go" between Charley
Mitchell and Arthur I pham, of this city,
all. the other propose 1 contestants with
Mitchell having drawn out. Mitchell
played with Upham, driving him all over
the ring- tSlavin and Felix Yaquelin next
put on the n.itts. Three round were all
in favor of fclavin. who showed great
science. Then Mitche l stood up with
Slavin for three rounds. Honors were
about even, .both sliowi lg pretty work.
The Irish Champion and Fitz.
The principal contest Maher and Fitz
Bimmous then began, lictting was 11 to
10 on Fitzsimiuons. Fitz weighed 103 and
Maher ITS. In the first round Fitz knocked
Maher down with a tighthander in the
I jaw. Maher hit Fitz a heavy blow over
the heart in the second, and got one in the
neck in return. Hard hitting in third
I with honors aliotit even i irst blood fi.r
Fitz. Fitz landed heavi'.y in the neck. In
the fourth Fitz landed fcur times on Mail
er's mouth, and had the :est of the round.
Both men got in on the face in the fifth,
but Fitz had the best of f he round.
Hot in-flghtiug in the sixth, with hon
ors even. Give and take in the seventh,
I but Fitz had the best of the round. Fre
quent exchanges marked the eighth, with
(Fits ahead. Both did rood work in the
j ninth, but Fitz was freshest, Honors
! were even in the tenth, both getting in
I some telling blows. It was all one way in
the eleventh; Fitz had the best of it. Same
in the twelfth. Maher wi.s badiy punish
ed and when time was called for the thir
teenth Maher threw up the sponge. About
(250,Q4) changed, hands on the result.
Fitzsimmous did not receive a scratch.
The sympathy of the crowd was all for
An Iowa Man Appointed.
Washington, March 8 W. S. Ken
worthy, of Oskaloosa, la., was yesterday
appointed by Acting Secre ary Spaulding
immigrant inspector, with headquarters
in New York city.
ASSAULT ON SATAN.
Remarkable Revival at the
TEN THOUSAND STEICKEN SDTfTEES.
Business Abandoned and the Day Given
to Besieging the Throne of Grace
Tkree Big Meetings in Music Hall, and
Other Oathering-s In Seventy C hurches
Stores Closed All Over the City Ex
cept "Over the Rhine" Evangelist
Mills' W ork.
Cincinnati; March a It was a difficult
matter even to get shaved in Cincinnati
yesterday, not to mention the trouble ex
perienced by many in transacting an ordi
nary week-day's business. B. Fay Mills,
the evangelist, and his singing companion,
Kev. Mr. Greenwood, were responsible for
it. These two young divines have been in
Cincinnati several weeks, and have awak
ened a religious interest such as the city
has never experienced before. The meet
ings, which began in the suburbs, are now
held at the great Music hall. In all, about
7,ilo0 conversions have been made thus far.
Yesterday was high day. Petitions had
been circulated all over the city asking
business men of all classes to close during
theseveral services. Not less than 3,001 busi
ness houses responded. '
Didn't Close "Over the Rhine."
Over the Rhine, along Vine street, the
German quarter, the places closed were
few and far between. The Hebrews, how
ever, generally reponded by closing. Por
ing the j.erio.1 of closing the day was like
Sunday, but there never was such a Sun
dty in the city, and the day will be forever
memorable in the annals of the Protestant
Evangelical churches here. Many busi
ness men in uli lines of trale and manu
facture, including some liquor stores,
saloons and drug stores, were closed from
U;3J) a. m. till Vi noon; from 3 p. m. until
5 p. m. and 7 in the evening. This action
was so unanimous in certain localities
that t he places remaining open were con
spicuous on account of their small num
ber. Xot ouly was the hum of trade
hushed, but there was a widely felt fetl
ing of solemnity.
It was Day of Prayer.
With thousands of people the day was
begun with prayer;lheu there were family
gatherings around the household altars,
and at S o'clock in the morning in many
sections of the city neighbors assembled
at some house in their midst and united in
prayer. At 9 o'clock in the morning in
each one of the seventy churches co-operating
iu this movement in Cincinnati and
its suburbs on both sides of the river, the
people met together to participate in
prayer meetings conducted by the pastors,
after which they repaired to Music Hall.
THE MEETING AT MUSIC HALL.
A Tacked Building and 10,000 Askla;
When the morning meeting at Music
hall began about 2.500 people were pres
ent. A large number of ministers were
npon the platform. Before the regular
service began Mr. Mills called oft the min
isters to speak, and many responded w ith
short and earnest addresses. As the meet
ing went on the audience grew until the
building was well filled. Mr. Greenwood
sang the resurrection hymn, 'He Arose,"
with great expression, a choir of 3"0 voices
joining in the chorus.
Only Tna-nty Held up Their Hands.
A prayer meeting wns announced. Sub
ject, -Opportunity." The text Mark xvi.,
7; '"And Peter." The sermon was an en
couraging one to backsliders. About
twenty held up their bauds for prayer.
The evangelist then offered ! tender peti
tion and pronounced the benediction. Be
sides the morning meeting at Music hall,
there was a prayer meeting at the First
Presbyterian church at 12 ni. and another
large mass meeting at 3:30 p. m., at which
st vera I hundred arose and announced
Afternoon and Night Meeting.
The Music hall meeting in the afternoon
was attended by (5, UK) people. The seating
capacity of the hall is 4.WX). Every seat
was occupied and the aisles and passage
ways were crowded. Over 300 announced
themselves as anxious to embrace religiop.
These consisted of all classes, men, women
and children. The meeting at night was
the crowning event of the revival. Be
tween fi.i.oo and 7.000 people crowded into
the hall and many were unable to gain ad
mittance. Evangelist Mills preached.
A C.reat Awakening.
At the meetings in the morning, aft er
tMion a:id night upward of 10,000 people
anse in the audience requesting to lie
prayed for and sigued the cards. The day's
proceedings throughout the city were the
ir.ost remarkable and productive of the
greatest results in the history of all Cincin
nati religious work.
A Good Tiling for the "Zenith City"
DuiXTH, Minn., March 3. A contract
has lieen made through the Merritts by
which it is agreed that any company in
Duluth which will take and smelt iron ore
shall ha-e it at a cost of 50 cents per ton
under the current price at Chicago less
the cost of transportation from Duluth to
that city, for a period of ten years. This
will make a difference in favor of Duluth
of nearly $i ier ton, an immense advant
age for the Duluth manufacturer and one
that will enable him to enter into an im
mediate competition with the older and
better established houses iu Chicago or
Congress Jn Ilrief.
Washington, Mar;h 3. In the senate
yesterday Dolph male a plea for help for
the Nicaragua canal. The Idaho election
case then went on its dreary way. George
wasn't feeling well, but managed to speak
for three and a half hours on the subject.
Vilas mutie his maiden speech in the
Senate in favor of Dubois, the sitting
member. Then Gray said there were other
gentlemen who might want to put in a
few words and the case went over, the
senate held an executive session and ad
The house in committee of the whole
discussed District matters and struck out
an appropriation of toOO for a Roman
Catholic Orphan Asylum, although
O'Neill of Missouri wanted it made f-',5(W.
The bill was still pending at adjournment.
Shot His Bon I'robahly Fatally.
Constastixe, Mich., March 8. Fred
leaders, a prominent merchant of White
Pigeon, yesterday quarrelled with his son
Fred, and tb young man having threat
ened him he shot him in the hip with a
rifle, inflicting a wound that will probably
prove fatal. The father was not arrested.
Charles Smi h was assessed t5 and
costs this morning by Magistrate Wivill
for decoitung himself with a large crim
son colored jatj last night.
Ed Daltoo was before Magistate Wivill
this morning charged with stealing a coat
from a durcmy in front of the American
clothing store last night, and 88 the coal
was in his possession when arrested and
he could not give a satisfactory explanas
tion of his right to it, he was bound over
in $300 bonds to tell his tale to 12 eood
men and true.
William Devis, Edward Russell and
Thomas McMullen, the tno of Moline
graders arrested for wholesale stealing
among farmers, and who were positive!
known to hve stolen about f 15 worth of
corn and corn anal at Pleasant Valley
during February, were taken into the
county court Tuetdij with the permission
of the state's attorney, and they pleaded
guilty. Davis being the most guilty, was
fined $100 and the costs. Resell and Mc
Mullen 25 each. The two colored men.
"Foy snd Hilbtirg, will doubtless be fined
$25 or less each.
At yesteiday afternoon's session of the
board of supirvisors the committee ap
p tinted to investigate as to the feasibility
of making the county a set of abstract
bonks, submitted a report to thj t ff v-ct
tht while tbey deemed tract indexes
feasible, tbty did not think it proper to
adopt them at the present time and rt-
commei ded that the peneral indexes
shouM be rewritcn. It was also recom
mended thht the necessary help be at once
employed axd the wotk of re indexing
the books be entered upon immediately.
The report brought about a general dis
cussion and it was finally laid ever until
this morning when it was taken up and
Supervisor Frick moved that the action
taken at a previous meeting of the board
forbidding the sherf giving tobacco, etc ,
t the prisoners, be recinded, but the
motion was lost. Other business of less
importance was transacted, after which
the board adjourned for dinner. They
w.ll probably finish tbeir labors this af
ternoon. M edded.
At the residence of Edward Hoffman
and wife, 1722 Third t. venue at 5 o'clock
last evening occurred the marriage of
Frederick Schuck to Miss Maggie Schnei
der, Rev. A. C. Mincecfce officiating.
Tbey were attecdid by Jchn Schuck and
Mies Anna Schneider. After the cere
mony the guests partook of a sumptuous
wejdine supper and spent the remainder
of the tvening in celebrating the nuptual
event. The bride is a dauchter of Mrs.
Margaret Schneider and is highly re
spected, and the groom a popular substi
tute mail carrier. They were the recip
ients of rosny handst me and useful press
ents.and leftltodsy for Springfield, where
they will spend their boDevmoon and re
turning will go to housekeeping in a
nicely furnibhed cott'ge on Twenty-thi-d
Court t. ntlin:..
Thtre was a special evening session of
the circuit court last nipht to try the ap
peal cae of Frank Sturns vs. Anthony
Koch, and the jury found tbe issue for
the plaintiff without leaving tbeir seats.
H. A Weld sppesred t r ibe p'aintiff and
John Jj-oney fer the defense.
Tbe cas? of jWcayer vs Lindberg is
still in hearing in tbe circuit court and
w.ll probably eo the i try this aftenoon.
Tbe great superiority of Dr. Bull's
Cougb Syrup t all other cough remedies
is suet-ted by the immense popular de
mand for that old establish! d remedy.
Pr'ce 25 cents a bottle.
In reading over the literary items of
the week, I found not much to interest
me, until my eye caught 6ight of an
article headed "Jenks' Dream.'" Imag
ine my surprise to find it ended up with
a recommendation to use Dr. Fierce'a
Pleasant Pellets. Nevertheless, being
& great sufferer from sick headache, I
determined to try them, and, to my great
joy, I found prompt relief; and by their
protracted use, a complete immunity
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