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VOL. XL NO. 308.
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The Way to Go About It Still
the Current Topic.
SOMEBODY EEVTVES AN OLD PLAN.
Much Opposition to an Extra Session-
Commission of Bxperta and Government
Agents Suggested A Vig Time on Inau
guration Day Kansas Populists Charged
with a Brand New Style of Campaign
ingThe Story That Harvey Tells Thos.
W. Palmer on the Upheaval Election
and Political Notes.
Washington, Nov. 14. The suggestion
that congress pass a law authorizing the
appointment of a commission to prepare a
revision of the tariff is not a new one. It
Is made in answer to the demand that
President-elect Cleveland shall call a special
cession of congress as soon as he enters upon
the discharge of the duties of his office, a
demand which meets almost as much if
not more -opposition as it does favor among
Democrats. The commission idea, it is
thought by its proposers, will likely receive j
more general ravor, lor the reason that it
provides a way by which no delay shall en
sue in the matter of tariff reform, while at ;
the same time avoiding all the objections
that may be raised to an extra session. The
plan described is to have the commission
appointed as soon as President Cleveland
goes into office, so that it may work on a
revision that shall be ready for considera
tion by congress when it meets in Decem
ber. The work is to be done by experts '
and disinterested agents of tin govern
Getting Ready for Inauguration.
Already preparations are under way for
the inauguration of Cleveland on March 4
next. It is the intention of the Demo
cratic organizations of the' larger cities to
make it more notable than any similar
event that has preceded it. Tammany hall
of New York, the Harrity club of Phila
delphia, Iroquois club of Chicago, and sim
ilar organizations have already sent repre
sentatives to Washington to secure accom
modations for their members who will be
present and participate in the event. Esti
mates are heard fixing the number of
marchers in the procession to celebrate the
return of the Democratic party to power
HOW THAT PLANK GOT IN.
The "Free Trade" Clause in the Dodla
A gentleman who is opposed to an extra
session of . cftngrefs says this is the way the
strong anu-t-ariff plank got into4b Demo
cratic platform: The indications, as stated
during the convention, were that the anti
Cleveland men were working for time.
They wanted to postpone a vote
on the candidate for one day.
The session of the resolutions
committee had been drawn out to as great
a length as possible by anti-Cleveland men
on the committee, one of whom was Larry
Neal, coached from the outside by Senator
Brice. When a peremptory demand for a
report from the committee was imminent
in the convention Senator Brice sent in
word to Neal that the fight would have to
be transferred to the floor of the conven
tion. Whitney Sent the Word Around.
Neal's terse and radical free trade plank
was, therefore, designed solely to precipi
tate a wrangle in the convection and delay
the taking of a ballot. Tbat it did not do so
was due to the prompt action of ex-Secretary
Whitney. Standing on the stage he
was informed by a lieutenant of the pur
pose of the anti-Cleveland men to delay
action by a discussion on the tariff.
He knew that Cleveland was then
stronger in the convention than he ever
would be again. It was already late.
"Let them have their plank. Tell our
people not to waste time opposing it," he
said to his staff officer. The word wat
promptly passed along the delegations and
Whitney's forces hastened the ballot by
adopting his opponent's resolutions, giving
them a seeming victory, but defeating their
Will Not Forestall the Democrats.
The report that President Harrison would
make it more embarrassing for Cleveland,
when the division of the spoils came round,
by applying the civil service law to a large
number of positions seems to be false. The
president does not desire to lay the admin
istration open to the charge of arbitrarily
depriving the incoming administration of
patronage in a spirit of vindictiveness r
retaliation. Consequently he will extend
the classified service only to the degree
which he has determined upon in case he
was re-elected. This decision, it is said,
will not affect more than half a dozen posi
tions in each department. It is stated that
the president does not desire to take the
government printing office into the classi
fied service, as urged to do. The bureau of
engraving and printing is virtually within
its list now.
GREAT SENSATION IN KANSAS.
An Alleged Scheme to Work Vp Sympathy
Topeka, Kan.,Nov. 14 The biggest sen
sation connected with the late Kansas
campaign was made public yesterday. It
is the public confession of L. S. Harvey, as
sistant secretary of the People's party
campaign committee. Harvev had hwi
charged with giving out secrets of the com
mittee, and yesterday morning, to defend
himself, he exposed an alleged plot which
was arranged in Topeka to have an attempt
made to assassinate J erry Simpson. Harvey
says the parties to the scheme were W. C
Jones, chairman of the Democratic state
commiteee; Briedenthal, chairman of the
People's party, and Jerry Simpson. The
object was to create sympathy for Simp
son and aid in his election.
Simpson Agroed to Be a Martyr.
The plan," says Secretary Harvey, "was
to have Simpson return to his district and
be waylaid and beaten and bruised in the
pretended effort to assassinate him, the let
ters to be found regarding the employment
of a man to murder him, as lias been pub
lished, and the whole to offset southern
outrages and create sympathy for Simpson.
During the discussion of this scheme, Jerry
objected to being beaten and bruised up,
i but ha was talked out of the opinion and
agreed, to undergo tne pumsnment, out in
sisted that the fellow who did the pounding
must not carry it too far." Harvey further
says that "owing to the blunder of Simp
son's district chairman, the letters offering
$2,000 reward to the man who would mur
der Simpson were found and the sham at
tempt at assassination was prevented.
- Weaver Was To Be Egged.
When General Weaver was here Chairman
Briedenthal urged Harvey to hire some one
to walk beside Weaver's carriage and pelt
la with eggs, so that the outrages in the
tenth might be repeated in Kansas, the ob
ject being to place the blame on Republic
ans. The exposure of Harvey has created a
great deal of excitement here, and many
threats are made against him. He went to
bis home, fifteen miles from Topeka. yes
terday, and a telegram was sent him aa
rising him not to come to Topeka.
THOS. W. PALMER'S VIEWS.
No Man, He Says Could Have Won for the
Detroit, Nov. 14. President Palmer, of
the World's Columbian Exposition, was
asked to take a band at explaining the de
feat cf the Republican party last Tuesday.
"No man," he said, "could have carried the
Republican party to success. Neither Mr.
Blaine with his brilliancy and magnetism,
Mr. Reed with his great parlimentary repu
tation, nor Mr. McKinley with his record
as a protector of American industries could
have made up for the absence of a great
moral or sentimental issue in the cam
paign." The issue that would have given
the campaign the proper moral motive
was, he said, the "force" bill.
Talks With Southern Men.
He continued: "I bave talked with
southern men and they concede that the
methods of election in that section, which
in their opinion are a necessity, are having
a debasing and a debauching effect on the
minds of their people, particularly the
young. They fear that when the necessity
for thus protecting themselves against
black domination has passed and when
they desire pure elections it will be too late,
and what has always been considered the
palladium of our liberties, the ballot box,
to use the politician's phrase, will be in
ruins beyond repair."
Calls It "Epigrammatic Rot.
Referring to the statement of Speaker
Reed that the cause was "organized blun
der," Palmer said tbat if he didn't like
Keed so well he would call it epigrammatic
rot. "What man," said he, "could have
polled so large a vote? Was it Mr. Blaine,
who in the heyday of Republican success
went down before Grover Cleveland, at
that time a man comparatively unknown
and untried in national affairs Was it
Mr. McKinley, to whom all seem to at
tribute the present defeat No, no. It is
all nonsense to say that any man could have
won so large or a larger vote. Mr. Harri
son went down in the recession of the tide
by which hereafter the history of the Re
publican party will be marked when it has
no moral or sentimental issue to present
to the country."
Cleveland Not to Be Seen.
Nkw Yoke, Nov. 14. Cleveland has van
ished from the public view. With the ex
ception of the few words addressed to the
throng in front of his house in the email
hours of Wednesday morning: no utter
ance of public import has fallen from the
president-elect. He has remained in the
privacy of his home, closeted with his sec
retary, and absorbed in the gigantic task
of attending to the mass of correspondence
which reaches him daily. To the repre
sentatives of the press Cleveland has de
nied himself alisolutcly, and all such in
quirers have been met at the door with the
stereotyped statement: "Mr. Cleveland
has nothing to say."
As to Some Alleged interviews.
Washington, Nov. 14. President Harri
son authorizes the statement that recent
publications purporting to be interviews
with him, in which he is reported as giving
his views upon the election, are entirely
unfounded and pure inventions. When he
is ready to speak on that subject he will do
so in his own way, one that will be con'
vincing to all readers of the correctness of
the statements made.
LATE ELECTION FIGURES.
Ohio is still uncertain.
Republicans concede Kansas to the Pop
ulists by about 4,000, including the legis
lature. Congressmen as heretofore.
Harrison carries Nebraska by about 4,000;
state ticket Republican by 9,000 to 12,000.
On joint ballot in the legislature Democrats
and Populists have T3 votes, the Republic
The only Republican elected on the North
Dakota' ticket is the representative in
Wyoming elects a Democratic governor
and member of congress, the Republican
electors, and the legislature has one Repub
lican majority on joint ballot.
Illinois elects Cleveland by about 27.061.
and Altgeld by about 21,923. In the Eighth
congressional district Childs, Republican.
claims the victory, but the Chicago Tribune
concedes it to the Democrats.
Latest on the Fifty-third congress is that
there will lie in the house 219 Democrats,
125 Republicans, and 11 Populists. In the
senate 44 Democrats, 43 Republicans, and 5
Populists; or as a Democratic paper has it
44 Democrats, 40 Republicans, and 4 Popu
woo. - y
Arizona territory goes Democratic.
Whatever way it goes there will be one
opposition elector from Ohio. Tickets
Republicans elect all Minnesota electors
beatini? the fusion
straight Democrats about 20,000. Weaver
got 84,000. Republicans have the legisla
ture on joint ballot.
I Cleveland had 14,700 plurality in New
Political Field Notes.
I Democrat all over the country jollified
Saturday night. About 7,000 marched.
shouted and fired off Roman candles at
Chicago. At Springfield, Ills., there was a
I celebration and A. E. Stevenson attended.
I Colonel W. E. McLean, of Terre Haute.
' Ind., is said to have a cinch on Raum's po
Governor Boies does not want a cabinet
position. He is said to be In training for
A man from Georgia has already applied
ior a position at waamngton.
It is said that Don M. Dickinson will ac
cept only a seat on the United States su
The comin successor of Senator Hiscpck
seems to Ge Iiwam aiurpny, cnairman tot
the New York Democratic committee.
Republican national headauarters have
been closed. The Democrats will keep
open for a week or two yet.
Chairman Carter declines to talk ahnut
the great defeat. He says the public can
draw its own conclusion. .
Football Games and Winners.
Chicago, Nov. 14. Saturday's football
games were won as follows: At Lake For
estNorthwestern University 18, Lake
forest"; at New York 1 ale 28, t Pennsyl
vania 0; at Ithaca, N. Y.-vCornell 44. Mas
sachusetts Institute Technology 12; at
at Lafayette Purdue . 68,' Indiana 0; at
uraw torus vi lie W abash T2, Rose Polytech
nic 0; at Toledo Michigan University 18,
Chicago 10; at St. Louis Iowa University
Washington do 0; at Indianapolis De
Pauw 20, Butler, 18 too dark to play it
ROME AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Am Important Meeting of Prelates at
Nbw York, Nov. 14. On Wednesday
the Roman Catholic ecclesiastical council
of the United States, composed of all tba
archbishops and Cardinal Gibbons, with a
delegate from Rome to represent the pope,
will meet in the archbishop's mansion in
the rear of St. Patrick's cathedral, and the .
matter that will be most discussed is a -
proposal to have a new kind of publie
school in America an "assisted" school. ''
These schools are intended for those chil
dren of Roman Catholic parents who do
not or cannot attend Roman Catholic par
ochial schools. This topic is selected for
thejcouncil by the pope.
Some I'hases of Discussion.
Of the children referred to above there
are in this country 1,250,000. In discussing
this state of affairs will come np questions
of the multiplication of Catholic schools.
the extent to which state aid can be asked
and a general review of the Fairbault sys
tem. "Can the church give the state the
appointment of teachers" will be another
phase of the discussion. It is probable that
the last interrogative will ultimately be
answered in the negative with a possible
concession in favor of granting to the state
mo ngub ui vest, uis competency oi toe
teachers. Next will arise a discussion of
text books to be used with the probable
exclusion of those alleged to be biiroted im
character. A serious question which will
confront the council will be the removal of.
crucifixes and other religious emblems
from the school rooms. Members of the
council hold extremely opposite views om
this matter, and Archbishops Ireland,
Williams and Riordan will undoubtedly
express their opinions freely on this sub
ject. What Will Be Agreed To.
Whatever line the discussion may take it
is safe to predict the following general re
sult: first, autonomy of the denomina
tional schools that is, the right to choose
tbeil uwu -teachers, bnt only among those
who bave qualified before a state or mixed,
board; second, the doors of the school room
to be always open, both to ecclesiastical and
secular inspectors; third, t he right to exam
ine the schools in secular branches to belong
to state or municipal officials, in religious)
matters to ecclesiastical authorities; fourth,
programmes and text books to be agreed
And Here's the Important Blatter.
Fifth The civil power to support the
schools and pay the teachers, or at least, ts
contribute for the purpose an amount cor
responding to school tax paid by the
parents of the pupils. Only on these con
ditions will be archbishops entertain a pro
position to accept state aid. They will .
simply ask so much per capita allowance
lor the children in the state assisted schools,
and in return will concede the right of the
state to examine the pupils nnd teachers ia.
secular branches and will pay for in
struction given in purely secular directions.
Archbishops b eehan, Katzer and Ireland
will be the principal speakers on this
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