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Tvv Methnrilat Bodies Reunited After
I'orty-TIiree Yrarn-The Intliana
Yearly Sleeting. ,
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
HIIKUiYVILIiE. Ind.. Sept. 27. At 8
o'clock this maminjr the Methodist confer
ence met in devotional services, and the
roll call showed that ten absentee of yes
terday were present. Immdiately after the
reading: of the Journal of yesterday the moat
Important question, which had been male
Che special order for to-day, was taken up
that concerning the lifting of the line be
twwn the Indiana, and the Southeast In
diana conference. Rev?. Sims and Collins,
of the Indiana Conference commission, re
ported the action taken by their body last
week at Dloominsrtcn. and asked tha this
conference concur In their recommenda
tion. A resolution was presented and lib
erally discussed in all Its phases, with the
mot of the speakers favoring the union.
Those who opposed it were asking further
time for consideration of ro vital a ques
tion. The majority of the members of the
conference were In favor of the move from
the first, and the speeches had no effort in
the result of the vote. Finally a vote was
emphatically called for by Dr. John II.
Martin, who had been withholding his sup
cort on account of the effect it misfit have"
on Moore's Hill College, of which he
president. The vote showed that there were
sixty-seven In favor and twenty-one op
posed. The frrat congregation which had
Deen listening to the discussSon of the ques
tion for more than an hour, when the vote
was announced, broke forth into that joy
ful songr. "files t Be the Tie That Hinds,"
and so the remarriage of these two great
bodies of Indiana Methodism was consum
mated. This is. Indeed, the most historical day of
the Methodist Churoh In the State. These
two conferences were originally one,, and
embraced all of the territory in the south
ern part of the State. In l&l they were di
vided by a line running: south through In
dianapolis. The eastern part has since been
known as the Southeast and the other
is the Indiana Conference. Many of the
men who were present at the divorcement
nearly half a century agx were here to
day rejoicing at the reunion.
ni:kdkt more territory.
For more than twenty-five years this conference-
has felt the need of more terri
tory Into which to send its great men, but
every proposal for the change of line has
been met with refusal by the Indiana Con
ference. Last week that conference fa
vored the move, and the vote to-day makes
It possible for them to be united as they
were in 1S5L The Bishop concurred In the
vote and complimented them for the wis
dom showed in lifting- the. line. The action
will widen the field of the body, and the
conference will take the name of the In
diana. Conference, aa it was known before
the division. All the property of each will
be merged into one common fund. Finally
a. unanimous vote In favor brought every
member to his feet.
The Preachers' Aid Society had chargre
tar half an Tiour and beard the report of
Its treasurer. That report showed J1S.-
worth of property, securely Invested,
and that the interest was used for the
purpose of supporting- the conference claim
ants. They elected the following- officers
for the next year: President, J. It. Lathrop;
vice president, pastor of first charge,
Greensbur?: secretary, John Owens: treas
urer, V. M. IowtIen: board of control,
Messrs. Stockman, Perry, Gavin, Deem,
Woodfill and Cumback.
Some time ago the Indiana Phalanx, a
prohibition organ published at Indianapolis,
made the serious charge against Dowden,
the treasurer, that he was uslnjr the funds
of the society to run the saloon business
in Greensburg. The last board of control
presented a report entirely exonerating
Dowden from the charge and giving- the
securities in which their money was in
vited The conference ordered a copy of
the Western Christian Advocate sent to
wlliam Setbor and wife as Ions as thy
lived, in consideration of the fortv-Flx
acres of land which thev had deeded to the
society. The roll call of the elders wns . re
sumed, and their reports show a. great in
crease, both In collections and in member
ship, In the afternoon Rev. V. XV. Tevls
preached a doctrinal sermon on "Faith,"
taking for his text the verse, "looking- to
Jesus, the author, and finisher of our
faith." The vast, auditorium was over
crowded to near this discourse, as it ha?
been at nearly every service during the
session. At 4 o'clock was held the daily
Pentecostal services.
In the evening was the anniversary of the
Church Extension Society, when Dr. A. J.
Kynett, of Philadelphia, president of the
society, made an address on the work and
stated that since the organization of the
society it had distributed more than 55,128,
tXO. Two-thirds of that amount has been
received from voluntary contribution, the
remainder from a system of temporary
loans. Five hundred people in the country
had each Kiven 5250 and the society has
bound itself for each contribution of that
amount to erect a church worth $1,200. The
report of the treasurer for the conference
show he has received $$23 for this fund
during the last year.
The entire conference has been congratu
lating Itself all day over the vote taken on
the question of lifting the line between the
conferences. It has not been yet decided
where the first union conference will be
held next fall. The Indiana Conference has
selected Kvansville as their next place' of
meeting, but it is p:xbable that the union
city where both of the old organizations
touched, Indianapolis, will be the place
chosen. To-morrow the devotional services
of the morning- will be led by Kev. J. II.
Doddridge. In the afternoon the anniver
sary exercises of the Woman's Home Mis
sionary Society will be held, when Hev.
T. I. Coultas will give an address bear
ing on the subject. The pentecostal services
will be conducted by Uev. F. S. Tlncher.
In the evening comes the anniversary ex
ercises of the Epworth League, when Dr.
J. P. D. John, of DePauw University, will
deliver an address.
Larsr Attendance nt the Quaker
Gathering; nt Richmond.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. 27. The session
of the Indiana Yearly Meeting continued to
Uay with a large attendance. The services
butt nicht were conducted by the Rev.
Abram J. Xathan. the converted Jew. He
preached a powerful sermon on "The Three
Imposibliltles of the Christian Religion."
This morning an early devotional sendee
was held, a great many taking part. Many
prayers were .offered and a lesson read.
A more detailed examination of the reports
of yesterday afternoon shows that a num
ber of volume? nave been added to the
missionary library at Earlham College.
Bibles have been kept on sale at the de
pository at cost, the total sales for one year
being $113.90. The fact was also disclosed
that in London there is a four-volume index
of the books and tracts written by the
Friends during- the first sixty-five years of
the history of the society. The total num
ber Is i.SGTi.flU). Allen Jay presented the
claims of "The American Friend," pub
lished at Philadelphia. It is a consolida
tion of the Friends' Review and the Chris
tun Worker, and It is the purpose of the
directors to make it the American organ
of the society. The new paper has been In
dorsed by all the yearly meetings to which
It has been presented except the Philadelphia
meeting. It was almost unanimously In
dorsed by the meeting here, a standing vote
showing that half the meeting is now tak
ing it.
The officers of the Peace Association for
the year are: President. W. J. Hubbard:
vice president. Joseph Moore; general secre
tary. Danie.1 Hill; corresponding secretary,
S. C. Mills: treasurer. John Kendall. The
society's committee has offered three prizes
of $75, JCO and $23, .respectively, to college
students for the best essays on peace and
arbitration. The financial report of the
Peace Association showed receipts from all
ources. Jl.23.27; expenditures, J1.0S3.S3.
Th ministers and elders held their regu
lar morning meeting. The most Interesting
point that carre up was the communication
from Long Lake Quarterly Meeting calling
attention to the influence of secret societies
against the work of the church. Some dis
cussion brought out the opinion that for a
Christian such soclties are useless and do
not promote spirituality in the church; t:o
minister or elder should make such connec
tions. It was decided to send to Ivmg Lake
some instructions in the matter. At the
regular business session this morning the
following officers were chosen: Clerk,
Edward O. Ellis; assistant clerks, Charles A.
Francisco and Ira C. Johnson; messenger,
Leander C. Woodard; committee to intro
duce new business, Isaac Elliott, W111I3
Commack and Elia3 Philips. The printing
committee reported that it had contracts
with the Nicholson Manufacturing-Company
to print four thousand copies of the Yearly
Meeting minutes and London general epis
tle, at ?-.'..
The forty-second annual report of White's
Institute was read and approved. It shows
the present enrollment of pupils to be sixty
three. The school is in good standing with
the. Indian tribes. During the year the
pupils have been actively engaged in school
duties and Industrial training. The library
has been a helpful agency; religious serv
ices are held each Sunday; the yield of
crops has been good and the farm has also
been Improved and well stocked. The finan
cial statement shows the assets to be $12.
6D4.WJ. liabilities, IWZD.22. Eignt new pupils
were received this year and four will be
graduated. Nine or ten tribes are repre
sented, but more than half the pupils are
Sioux. The committee on Indian affairs re
igned as follows: The work in the Indian
and Oklahomo territories has been carried
on, $1,000 is asked for the support of the
work, and Oeorge X. Hartley, of Fountain
City, has been chosen superintendent to
succeed Charles W. Kirk, deceased. The
financial statement hhows, receipts, 57,801.64;
expenditures, I6.W0.71. The closing action
before adjournment for noon was to read
epistles from all the sister Yearly Meetings.
The meeting this afternoon was a. Joint one.
The home commission reported that large
gains have been made over, the work of
18D3. l.or4 cottage prayer meetings have
been held, 129 children's meetings and three
lectures, 1,556 family visits and 1,823 visits to
sick and aged, fourteen Sabbath schools
maintained, sixty-live meetings held in the
school houses, 621 garments, fourteen bed
quilts, twenty-eight Bibles and Zl,&S2 pages
of tracts distributed, nine pounds of relig
ion papers sent through the malls and
$746.91 expended for the poor. The temper
ance committee report showed that among
the members of the Yearly Meeting sixty
eight have used intoxicants, one has sold
it, fourteen raise tobacco, twenty-six sell
it and 523 use it. In efforts to counteract
these evils they have met forty-seven times
for consultations, have held forty-nine pub
lic meetings and distributed 4,730 pages of
tracts. Col. Ell F. RItter spoke over an
hour on "Moral and Civil Law," and again
this evening and Charles E. Newlin, of In
dianapolis, spoke briefly on the Good Citi
zenship League. .
New Albany Presbytery.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SALEM. Ind., Sept. 27.-The New Albany
Presbytery, in session here, had reports
from all of the forty-four churches yester
day, and passed approval on the various
records of the churches. Rev. M. E. Pra-
ther, of Tennessee, was examined and re
ceived into the presbytery. Dr. Charles
Hutchinson, of New Albany, made a report
for the committee on systematic benefi
cence. The calls of Itev. Tyler to Charles
town and Rev. Rarne3 to Madison were ap
proved. , Rev. Dickey, of Indianapolis, de
livered an earnest address, showing the
work done and necessities. Reports of com
mittees followed at the evening service on
home and foreign missions, and the pres
bytery adjourned to meet in New Albany
next April.
Free Metliollt Conference.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
CLAY CITY, Ind., Sept. 27. The Free
Methodist conference of the districts of At
tica, Wabash and Toledo Is in session here
this week, with a hundred or more minis
ters and others from these districts in at
tendance. rnltarlan Conference.
SARATOGA, X. Y., Sept. 27. -'The
Mutual Relations of the Catholic and
Protestant Churches" was the title of a
paper read by Judge William D. Robinson,
a distinguished Catholic layman of Con
necticut, before the national conference of
Unitarian and other Christian churches
to-day. The paper was briefly treated from
the Protestant point of view by Rev. J.
S. Barrows, of Boston, on the school side
of the question, and by W. P. Fowler, of
Ronton, on the side of the charities. Rev.
Thomas J. Connerty, a Catnolic clergyman
of Worcester, Mass., spoke in favor of
unity between the Catholic and Protestant
church in all good works, and more
especially oa the lines of temperance and
The following otllccrs were elected: Pres
ident,' Gc-orse F. Hoar. Worcester. Mass.:
vice presidents. John D. Long, HIngham,
Mass.; Justin Morrill, Stafford, Vt.: D. R
Daton. New York; Horace Davis. Kan.
Kranclpco; ISdward C. Clark, Philadelphia;
sccretarv, D. W. Moorhouae, Boston ; treas
urer, William Howell Reed, Roston.
Mrs. Kdward Parker Deacon, of Boston.
will winter at Neftiwt. She will return
from Pari next Saturday.
.The work of locating the confederate
lines In ltOil on Lookgui mountain. d.siou
ary Ride and Chickamauga Is progressing.
Myron Rates, of Youngstown, O., is miss
ing. On July 4 he left his home on a
bicycle bound for Washington, 1). C. Since
that time he has not been heard from.
1). O. Mills, the millionaire, of New York
and San .Francisco, and Col. Charles F.
Crocker, vice president of the Southern Pa
cific, nailed on the Oceanic for Japan
In a letter to California A. R. U. striker?,
Mrs. Lelund Stanford says she has appealed
to the railway managers to reinstate the
men who quit work, but her petition has"
been in vain. I
Charles C. Martin, son of .Senator John
Martin, and receiver of the Hutchinon Na
tional Rank, died in Hutchinson, Kan., of
peritonitis, Wednesday. An Operation was
performed on him.
The will of Miranda Lux, widow of the
California Cattle King, who left an estate
variously estimated at from three to ten
millions, provides for the founding and
maintenance of a manual training senool In
San Francisco for both sexes.
At Clrcleville, O., the residence of Craw
ford Hedges, a wealthy bachelor, was en
tered by masked men and robbed. He at
tempted to protect his property, and now
lies at the point of death from injuries re
ceived. The Orrlngton Lunt Library, the gift to
Evanston, 111., of the millionaire Orrington
Lunt, was dedicated Wednesday. Addresses
were made by Justin Winsor. librarian at
Harvard, President Henry Wade Rodger,
of the Northwestern University, Mr. Lunt
aDd others.
Fair tind IVnrmer To-Dny, but Cooler
on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.-For Ohio
Fair; warmer; winds becoming east or
For Indiana and Illinois Fair; warmer;
south winds, increasing; probably much
cooler Saturday afternoon or night.
Local Observations.
iNDiAX-troLis Ind , Sept. 117.
Time, Bar. Tlier.jK. II. Wiud. (Weather. J Pre.
7a.M.j30.04 SI TO South. Iciear. 0.
7 p.m. IV.m 71 f 54 S'eaat. jClear. O.OQ
Maximum temperature, HI; minimum temper
ature, 47. Tht following is n comparative Mate
ment of the temperature und precipitation. Sept.
27, iwji:
Menu .
Departure from normal
hxi cm or dendeiicy since Pf pt. 1
Lxct-69 or tletteieucy iiuc Jan. 1
-9 :j7
l fr It. WAPPr.Nlf AN
Local Forecast o it i vial.
Sorrel Meeting: of Whisky Men.
CINCINNATI. O., Sept. 27. There was
an all-day meeting here to-day of whisky
men. several of thrm members of the trust.
It was held behind clorol doers and no
details are reported. It purports t- be a
meeting to form a Western distributors'
association. A committee of rive names
not given was appointed -to draw up and
report a plan for organisation. In free dis
cussion an Increare of the price of whUky
was favored, as was also the abolition of
the rebate system. The whole proceeding
are to be reported to the next meeting of
the Whisky Trust.
Nntlonnl Mother' Convocation.
CHICAGO. Sept. 27. The National Moth
ers' Convocation at the Kindergarten Col
lege was addressed to-day by Mrs. Merry,
of Ann Arbor, who talked of "Gifts." Mrs.
Charles Pickett, who read u paper upon the
use of beads in kindergartens, and Joseph
ine Locke, a well-known lecturer, who
spoke interestingly upon psychological
-effect of color on the child's IntellectunI
faculties. The attendance was very lare.
Cooper In Hard Luck in His District
Grifilths nt Klvroocl nml Governor
Mnttlicrr at Kokomo.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
CLAY CITY, Ind., Sept. 17. Congressman
Rrookshlre was given a cool reception last
night. P. T. Jett. chairman of tjie Demo
cratic township committee, -would not at
tend the f peaking. Neither would he dis
tribute the biHs announcing the meeting.
With the ushering in of the Cleveland ad
ministration, Rrookshlre had pledged his
support to Mr. Jett in his candidacy for
postmaster. Soon after this Mr. Rrookshlre
Wroie a letter to one of the ring Demo
crats here stating that he had recommended
the editor of the Clay City Sentinel, W. K.
Naugle, for the position; and soon after
wrote another letter stating that he had
not made such recommendation. The scheme
was to oust G. K. Oberholtzer, the present
postmaster, a stanch Democrat and the
son of one of tne wheel horses of the Dem
ocratic party of Clay county. As Brook
shire has betrayed both Jett and Ober
holtzer. it 13 not believed that any quantity
of tatty will be sufficient to close up the
breach that has been made.
"Wlicre Cooper 1m ot Popular.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
COLUMBUS. Ind.rSept. 27. The Demo
crats of Brown county attempted to open
the campaign at Nashville last Saturday.
Kxtensive preparations were made and the
country people were invited to hear Hon.
A. C. Bell. There were but forty persons
attended the meeting, Mr. Bell not showing
up. There was no enthusiasm at the meet
ing, which was addressed by Mr. Anderson
IMercfleld. The Brown county Democrats ex
pected Mr. Cooper to vote for the free
coinage of silver, a thing he promised them
he would do, and when he goes into this
county he will iind himself confronted with
many questions regarding his change of
Different from the Democrats.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LEBANON. Ind.. Sept. 27 The cam
paign was opened here this afternoon and
the large audience whica packed the Grand
Opera House was in marked contrast to
the small crowd which attended the Demo
cratic rally here last Saturday. Dr. D. C.
Scull presided. Hon. Patrick O'Donnell,
the Irish orator, delivered an address which
was pronounced a masterly effort by Demo
crats as w?ll as Republicans. He wa3 fol
lowed by Hon. C. R. Landis.
Crowd to Hear Posey.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
FRANKFORT, Ind., Sept. 27.-One of the
best Republican speeches ever delivered In
Fiankfort was that by Hon. Frank Posey,
at the Columbia Theater, last night. Every
seat in the house was taken and the crowd
filled the alsSes and stairways leading" to
the galleries. At the conclusion of the meet
ing' it. was announced that the Hon. Charles
Fairbanks would speak here on the even
ing of Oct. 12.
Trncewfll In Jackson County.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SEYMOUR, Ind.. Sept. 27. Hon. Robert
J. Tracewell, the Republican candidate for
Congress in the Third district, spoke to a
large audience in Society Hall last night.
There were maf.y Democrats presenL He
i. now canvassing this county and spoke
at Crothersville to-nignt. He will speak at
Cortland to-morrow night, which will close
his meetings in this county for the present.
Griffiths Opens at Elvrood.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
ELWOOD, Ind.. Sept. 27-The Republican
campaign was opened In this city last
night Hon. John L. Griffiths, of Indian
apolis, who addressed a crowd of nearly
one thousand Republicans at the opera
house. He was greeted with delegations of
workinsmen from the different factories,
who cheered him again and again.
Matthews nt Ivokomo. ..... j
Special to the Indianapolis Journal. f , ?'
KOKOMO. Ind., Sept. 27. Governor Vat
thews addressed a large mixed audience at
the opera house to-night. His audience was"
lArgely Republican. His effort to stiffen the,
backbone of the local' Democracy was not
alarmint'y saceessful. although he made a
very pl-atnK speech and was given a re
spectful hearing.
Deiiiocra i m Nominate O. I.. Hitllou. :
Special to the Indianapolis Journal. '
GOSHEN, Ind., Sept. 27.-0. L. Rallou, of,
Lagrange, was to-day nominated by the
Democrats for circuit judge in this Judicial
In Memory of John SulHvnn. '
DURHAM, N. H.. Sept. 27. The monu
ment to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan was ded
icated to-day under , tlie auspices of the
Grand Lodge of Masons of New Hamp
shire. It is of Concord granite, and bears
an inscription as follows: "In memary of
John Sullivan. Rom Feb. 17, 1710. Died Jan.
23. 1795. Erected by the State of New Hamp
shire upon 'the site of the meeting house
under which was stored the gunpowder
taken from Fort William and Mary."
The Incident alluded to In the Inscription
took place Dec. 13. 1771. On that date Sulli
van, with a few companions, embarked in
a small boat, pushed down Oyster river
and formed the nucleus of a force from
Portsmouth which seized the arms and am
munition stored in the liritish. fbrt. Wil
liam and Mary, .at New Castle. These mu
nitions were hidden under a meeting house,
which stood on the spot now marked by
the monument.
CJilcMftio C'lul 31 m in Lui'k.
CHICAGO, Sept. l.-AUen C. Wilde, of
the firm of James H. Wilde & Co., well
known merchants of this city, has been
adopted by the widow of the late Professor
Garrison, of Chicago. Mrs. Garrison, be
fore her marriage, was Lady Mary Berry,;
of England, and heiress to extensive es-i
tales there. Mr. Wilde, who is thirty-three
years old, and a prominent society and club
man, met Iady Berry several year.- ago,
and she, taking a great fancy to him, has
decided to make him her heir. The adoption
lias caused a Fensation in Chicago society.
Germnn Cntholle Coujeres Cloned.'
LOUISVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27. The
seventh annual congress of the German
Catholics concluded its work to-day. At
to-day's sesion a . cablegram which had
been received from Dr. C. M. Lieber, leader
of the German clerical party, con.r;ratulat-'
ing the congress was read. It was greeted
with great applui and cheers for Lieber.
Rev. Mueh'.sicpm. of St. Iouis, was elect
ed president o.' the priests' society. The.
delegates left ut 3:30 o'clock this afternoon
on an excursion to Mammoth Cave.
Steamer Disabled.
ASTORIA. Ore., Sept. 27. The steamer
Colb'er Mackinaw, from Puget sound, for
San Francisco, is outside the Columbia
River bay in a helpless condition, having
lost her rudder. It" Is believed the tug boats
will reach her in time to prevent a disas
ter. Heavy gales during the past three
days have left a tremendous sea running.
Killed by an Electric Car.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 27.-Tohn Nice,
supposed to be from Cincinnati, was in
stantly killed to-day by an electric car at
the corner of Ash street and Girard ave
nue. Nice attempted to jump off the car
while it was In motion, and was thrown
under the wheels and had his head crushed.
K acinic ilevcridKe Single Agnln.
NEW YORK. Sopt. '.T.vTudge McAdams.
of the Superior Court, has confirmed the
referee's report awarding Kuehne Bev
erilge Coyhlan an absolute divorce from
actor Charles Cogh!m. There is no pro
vision for alimony in the decree, arid no
alimony was asked.
Double Trasrcdy at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 27. Louis Miller,
ace 1 for;y. this evening murdered his wif
and then killed himself. He was drunk anil
jealuun. Their only children are twa daugh
ters, aged eighteen and twelve year?, rc
sn.'tively, who witnessed the double trag
ciy. '
Stricken vlth Apoplexy.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 27. F. W. Porter,
auditor of the t'hicaRO. Rock Island & Pa-
cilie railway, was stricken with apoplexy
at tic Gran I Hotel here just as he was
starting for the train for Chicago to-day.
He Is not expected to survive.
oOO Xrcroei Ciolnjr to Liberia.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 27. Jasper Layman,
an Alabama negro, passed through the city
to-day. He is on his way to New Yor to
arranre for the exodus of five hundred
negroes from the neighborhood of Mobile,
Ala., to Liberia.. Hard times In the South
and glittering stories told of Africa have
caused great excitement among the negroes
of Alabama, who are nearly all tailing
Tho Evangelist's Daughter Says Her
Husband Is a Gambler and Drunkard.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27. A bill for
divorce was fded at Knoxville, Tenn., to
day of more than general Interest. Lola
Small Jackson, daughter of the evangelist.
Rev. Sam Small, of Atlanta, Ga., sues her
husband, James Jackson, for absolute di
vorce and the custody of her child, now
about a year .old. Upon the deth of his
father, two y ars ago. the bill alleges,
Jackson inherited fcO.f.O). While at Tate
Springs, an East Tennessee summer resort,
he met the plaintiff In the summer of 18:C
and on Aug. 2i. of that year, lie married
her. They went to Knoxville to live im
mediately after, but Jackson soon began
to drink heavily, was a frequenter at the
gambling hou?es and a spendthrift. In less
than a year from the time of his marriage
he had squandered all his money and the
plaintiff was forc;d to return to her
parents, while the defendant went to Texas,
where he now resiles. Resides the charge
of nonsupport the bill alleges that.Jack
son often had delirium tremeais, and
while in this condition threatened to shoot
his wife.
Argument In Ilelialf of the Atclilnon
Road Receiver.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27. Assistant District
Attorney Rosenthal closed the argument for
the government in the Debs case to-day.
He was followed by & S. Gregory for the
defense. Mr. Gregory contended that
workingmen have a riglit to strike, based
on the Constitution, and that any inter
ested party has a right to order a strike.
The attorney declared that the United
States Court injunctions against Debs were
void, and that no one can be punished for
refusing to obey a void Injunction. Oral
argument will be concluded to-morrow,
when Judge Woods will take the case un
der advisement. No decision is exjiected
before the latter part of October. Mr. Er
wln will make the closing statement In the
morning on behalf of the respondents. Mr.
Walker will follow with the last speech for
the government.
Mr. Miller occupied the entire afternoon
with his speech in behalf of the receivers
of the Atchison road. Mr. Miller, declared
that all the ftne phrases on personal liberty
coming from the counsel for the defense
seemed to carry the idea that only mem
bers of unions were entitled to personal
liberty. Mr. Miller asked by what right
could the respondents claim to be cham
pions of personal liberty when they called
men seeking honorable labor, and who did
not belong to unions, "scabs" a vile epi
thet in itself. One telegram referring to
the fact that nonunion men were being en
gaged in the East to take the places of
the strikers, said: 'Use no violence, but
stop these scabs;" a direct request for vio
lence, tiie attorney insisted. Again Debs
declared "Eternal slavery should bo the
scab's doom." If the means to be em
ployed by the strikers were absolutely
peaceable why should the presence of
troops broug-ht to OnJcago simply to pre
serve the peace interfere with tne work of
Debs and his associates? the , attorney
asked. The guilt of the leading conspira
tors was not lessened by the fact that
they may not have specifically intended
each act of violence at the various points.
Mr. Miller will speak again in the morning.
Textile Strike Broken
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 27. The
great textile strike in this city was broken
this afternoon when, at a meeting of the
Weavers' Union, the employes of the
Pierce Mill were Instructed to go back to
work. The officials of this corporation have
decided not only to pay the old scales of
wages but to furnish specifications of work
as demanded by the strikers, making- the
victory for the latter complete. This initia-
tive taken by the Pierce mill is due to the
fact that within the past few days this
corporation has received a big1 order for
fine goods which it could not afford to over
look. Pnrnde of Striking Hntlcra.
NEWARK, N. J., Sept. 27. About five
thousand striking haters paraded here to
day. They marched through the principal
streets. Several of them carried American
flags. On one of the banners in the pro
Cession .was the following inscription: "No
charity. Work for good wages is what we
want." The men went to Caledonia Park,
where a mass meeting was held. Among
the speakers was Josepn Rarondess, of New
Proposed Co-Operative Factory.
ROSTON, Mass.. Sept. 27. The striking
clothing workers of this city expect to start
a co-operative factory and make clothing
under the direct supervision of manufactur
ers. The employes ot llfteen shops have
voted to do this, on the ground that by do
ins awiy with the contractor, they can get
the prices demanded.
in i
Virginia Keiientfl a Silly Change of a
HlNtorlcnl Xume.
Richmond (Va.) Dispatch.
Public sentiment In Virginia revolts nt
the idea of Appomattox Courthouse being
baptized by an order of the Postoffice De
partment as "Surrender."
Appomattox should be its name forever.
But if a new name had to be given it we
should not have chosen that of "Surren
der." At Appomattox our people did some
thing more than surrender.
"Appomattox" should have been left to
designate the spot where Lee made his last
stand, the spot made sacred by the valor,
sufferings and tears of the Army of North
ern Virginia; the spot which Is the Appo
mattox of history, and whose honors never
can be lawfully divided with a village
whose chief distinction Is that people leave
the railway trains there to visit the real
Appomattox. This we say without dis
crediting the new county seat. It Is a
pleas-ant place, filled with pleasant people;
but it is not the Appomattox Courthouse.
There is but one Appomattox Courthouse,
and it makes little difference that the
buildings have been burned and the county
seat removed. Besides the name Is now
always shortened to Appomattox, and for
years past that has been Its postoffice
name. OUier Virginia courthouse towns
are not t be compared with it. None
but itself can be its parallel.
Movement of Steamers.
NEW YORK. Sept. 27. The Ham'ourg
American steamer J-'uerst Bismarck, which
arrived to-night from Southampton, re
duced her westward record of six days, ten
hours and fifty-two minutes, made Aug. 30
last, by just twenty minutes, having made
the passage in sx days, ten hours and
thirty-two minutes.
NEW YORK. Sept. 27. Arrived: Rich
mond Hill, from London; Werkendam, from
LONDON. Sept. 27. Arrived: England
and Massachusetts, from New York.
ROTTERDAM, Sept. 27.-Arrlved: Edam,
from New York.
Meefinjr of Live Stock IlreetlcrH.
SPRINGFIELD, III., Sept. 27,-At a meet
ing, of sixty live stock breeders held here
to-night a committee was appointed to
meet at the fat stock show in Chicago this
fall and prepare a permanent organization
of Eastern and Western circuits for the
better ciassillcation of entries to fairs, etc.
Following Is the committee: S. S. Moberly,
Richmond, Ky., representing beef breeds;
J. S. Richardson, Davenport, la., dairy
breeds; R. P. Sterick, Springfield, III., light
horses: R. li. Ogilvie, Madlsun, Wis., heavy
horses: L. H. Gentry, Sedalia, Mo., swine;
S. H. Todd. Vermillion. O.. swine; Sid Con
ger, Flat Rock, Ind., poultry.
YOKOHAMA; Sept. 27. Count Yanagia
wara , Sakimitsu (Count Noble of Kyoto),
Privy Counc.lor, is dead, after a protract
ed illness. Deceased rendered distinguished
service at the time of the restoration cf
the Empero?. who sent him to China to ne
gotiate a treaty. He was also minister to
St. Petersburg for several years.
MIDDLETOWN. N. Y., Sept. 27.-Launt
Thompson, the noted sculptor, died at tha
State Hospital on Wednesday.
PARI.-. Sept. 27. Gustav Ivy. the cele
brated French engraver, is dead.
Cycling Record Rrokcii.
WALTHAM. Mass.. Sept. 27.-Harvey
Davidson, the Canadian crack Class A rider,
reduced the Class A half-mile record, flying
start, paced, at the Waltham .track .this
afternoon, making the distance In 57 sec
onds. He covered half a mile, standing
! start, in i:wi-a.
HIucs's llnrn linrned. ',
The stable of Andrew Illnes, who keeps
' a stand on the market and lives at No. 321
I Davidson street, was destroyed by fire at
' 2 o'clock this morning. HInes had a sick
horsa and he was up at 12 o'clock with a
lamp giving the horse medicine. When he
was asain awakened to give the animal
another dose he saw that the stable was
la flames and was able to get his horse
out of the barn. The loss Is UOO.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Shattered by Defeat, TIiIm Feeling
Will Give Place to Insurrection
War 31ay Dlmncmbcr the Empire.
New York Sun.
It is now to be expected that all news of
Japanese victories will be strenuously de
nied and contradicted by the Chinese. No
matter how thorough the victory, the denial
will remain the same. If an entire army of
twenty thousand troops was simply anni
hilated, as was the case at Ping Yang, the
Chinese government would issue a report
claiming a victory and a subsequent retreat
In order to secure a stronger position. The
reason of this falsification is one that af
fects the very constitution of the empire.
The Emperor is the Son of Heaven. He
alone, of the four "hundred and fifty roll
lions who call him sovereign, is entitled to
worship directly and pray to heaven in his
own ngnt. I'.ie Cainese statesmen for three
thousand years have denied the common
people the right of direct prayer to the Al
mighty. All they can do Is to pray to less
er divinities, among whom is the Emperor,
sv that he and they will in turn intercede
for the supplicant before the great judg
ment seat of the other world.
In the Chinese system it is Impossible to
defeat the Son of Heaven, and the history
of the land has borne out this idea or at
least thirty centuries. When great revolu
tions have occurred they have been ex
plained upon the ground that a usurper oc
cupied the throne and that the rightful Son
of Heaven had simply come to enjoy his
own. This explanation sufficed for the man
ifold changes that have occurred in the
Flowerj Kingdom for thousands of years.
It received its first deadly blow when the
English nd French captured Peking and
sacked the world famous Winter Palace.
A second but smaller blow was inflicted on
this theory by the Talping rebellion, when
the imperial throne kept its place through
the aid of foreign devils on the one side
aa officers of Its army, and bjt tne British
men-of-war upon the other.
This was a terrible awakening- for the
people of the districts Involved in. that
civil war, who saw for the first time that
they were vastly inferior to the unknown
and mysterious barbarians of, Europe.
To-day, when a struggle prevails between
the Son of Heaveii and a country which all
the Chinese books Insist upon calling: an
uncivilized appendage of the Celestial em
pire, it must be a thunderbolt to the think
ing people to learn that the barbarians are
victorious and that the proteges of the
Celestial world have been defeated on land
and sea. There is much superstition in
China, and much fear of Ihe Emperor as
the spiritual rule", of the realm. If. how
ever, his forces are beaten and his power
laid in the dust. It is but a question of
time for revolts to occur in all the districts
which are held together by the supersti
tious fear of the jwwer of the throne.
There is no limit to the myths and super
stitions which attach themselves to the
Imperial throne. It is believed by the com
mon people that the Emperor possesses
supernatural power, and that his judgments
are dictated bv spiritual influences so pow
erful that human craft and cunning cannot
avail against them. One myth credits the
Emperor with the ability to see through
a magical or false impersontion of one
person by another; another ascribes to him
the gift of being able to understand, all
tongues: a third makes him an astrologer
who can predict the movements of the
stars, and who can tell the horoscope of
any person upon whom his eyes may alight.
He Is known as the "Son of Heaven."
His general titles come very close to the
European ones, such -s "Your Highness.
or "Your Excellency," but are not quite 3
exaggerated as the Spanish and Portuguese
epithets of "Most Illustrious," "Most Ex
cellent," .and some others. Among the
titles may be mentioned, "The August Hlga
One." "The Celestial August One," "The
Wise and August." "The Celestial King."
"The Son of Heaven." "The Wise Son' of
Heaven," or "The Sire of Ten Thousand
Years," which bears a close resemb'ance
to the old Rabylonian phrase of "Oh, Kingr,
Dive Ten Thousand Years."
t He is believed to be always victorious,
and it is almost treason to suppose that his
armies can be defeated. It is this which
make9 him an object of awe and rever
ence to the AoQ,W),W0 who populate the
Chinese empire. This is their chief bond
of allegiance and' public spirit. When,
therefore, they learn that the gTeat.
armies of this omnipotent sovereign, and
the navies which have cost more money
than the average Chinaman is able to cal
culate, or even name, have been defeated
by a foreign power, the Son c Heaven
falls from his pedestal and becomes an
ordinary human being- like the officials in
every dis-trict.
China is always on the verge of Insur
rection and civil war. It is only held to
gether by the tremendous civil power which
centers In Peking. This power Is as much
spiritual as It is physical. Let the spiritual
element be destroyed and let the populace
once learn that the physical power is as
nothing compared with "that of other na
tions, then riot and revolution are bound
to ensue.
As things now stand it needs no prophet
to predict that within the next twelve
months there will be rebellions and upris
ings all over the empire, and Jhat if these
re utilized by the Japanese in their strug
gle against the Colossus of Asia the great
lind will be dismembered and broken into
fragments for 'the erection of new govern
ments and dynasties.
It is hard for an American to appreciate
the extent to which 'the Imperial idea per
meates the entire social and legal systems
of the country. Whenever a person does
anything of note, such as saving life, mak
ing a great discovery or performing some
act of high heroism, the deed is reported to
the Emperor, and by a fiction of the Chi
nese law the recognition and reward monies
from the Emperor direct. It is in thiM way
that the throne is made a living fact in
every community, no matter how small,
through the length and breadth of the land.
Although an autocrat and a despot of the
first water, he Is better known in an indi
rect way to his millions of subjects than
is the President of the United States to the
people of the American continent.
The city of Hlng-King, upon which the
Japanese are reported to be advancing In
the;r marcii upon Moukden. the metropolis
of the province of Shing-King and of the
larger district of Manchuria, is a small but
beautiful city some ninety miles from
Wi-ju, on the Ya-loo river. It has a popu
lation of between four and five thousand,
chiefly soldiers, and Is famous in the
Dragon empire as being the place where
nearly all the Manchu empeiors have been
buried. The city was at one time a large
place, with a population of some forty or
fifty thousand, but it has dwindled down
through the years to Its present condition.
It contains hundreds of houses which are
unoccupied and in ruin. The tombs are lo
cated on the west and southern sides of a
large mountain, three raiics away to the
northeast of the city. They have been vis
ited by several German and liritish officials
and travelers. The road from Wi-ju to
1 ling-King is well paved and a iapted for
military purposes. The pass through the
I.iloo-tung mountains is fcroad and con
venient, and the city, though walled, would
offer no resistance to a modern armv. Hi.ng
Klng is sixty miles e.st of Moukden. th
metropolis of Manchuria, and is connected
with that great city by whit is claimed to
be the best road In Ch.na. In four different
wars this road was covered In a single day
by Mongolian, JIanchurua ar.i Corean ar
m'ea. If the Japanese go there It is mor; as a
matter of dramatic effect than of strategy.
They will capture the tombs of all the an
cestors of the present Emperor, and in that
way strike a chill into the hearts of the
millions of Chinese, who believe that cverv
t tomb Is inhabited by the ghost of the body
Dunea wiinin u.
Such a thing would have no effect In a
civilized community, but in the far East,
superstition ridden and addicted to all forms
of heathenism as it is. U would have an
influence more profound than we can either
understand or appreciate.
The garrison at Urns-King are wild nor
n o
men from Tse-Tsehar. in northern Man
churia. They aro stolid, brave and active
to the last degree. They are armed wita
spears, bows and arrows, swords and dag
gers. shields and helmets, ami lok mot
like burlesque warriors of a Christmas pan
tomime than like real soldiers.
lct People Sins: Our Noiik aa They
Did llnritiK the War.
Philadelphia Press.
A veteran campaigner. Inspired by ta
bright prospects before the Republican
party this year, thinks the campaign
should proceed, as in with a never-
ending chorus of excellent song. "Let tho
bands everywhere," he urges, "play tun 3
that will attract and Inspire voters and
make votes. The 'I.ucarian waltzes" and
dozens of other things are good music: but
we want more than music now. and thes
must take a low place on the programme
of protection." -
Patriotic sentiment is to be stirred, re
inforced, strengthened by the tunes that
will be played on every hand, and for this
our national songs must be kept to tha
front. If Kreat audiences, supported by
the Instruments, could be led to sing these
, songs and why is this not easily practic
able? the effect -would be immense. Many
who hever go to a political meeting would
be drawn thither. Women would be at
tracted and add their voices to swell th
grand chorus. Eove of country would ba
quickened, a deeper feeling of pride In her
institutions aroused and a firmer purpose
to protect and defend them. Get the people,
old and young, men, women and children,
to sinking our grand old songs. It will
tell mightily on the progress and results
of the campaign. A tidal wave of popular
enthusiasm will thus be aroused whlc.
gaining volume as it rolls on, the electkn
day will be the political high-water mark
of the century.
"Protection to American Interests" is tha
watchword and the grave topic of the
hour. This might well be the burden of
everr Republican speech of the campaign.
Our national songs, "Mv Country, 'tis of
Thee." "The Star-spangled lianner." "Tha
Battle Hymn of the Republic." and others
all sing clear and strong this patriotic
American pollcv. All breathe the same
sentiment of fidelity to American interests
and exultant pride in American well be
ing and well doing. The venerable author
of our national hymn, Hev. Samuel F.
Smith, of Massachusetts, now over eighty
years of age, is right when in a recent
letter to Governor McKInley he sends him
an autograph copy of his song "My Coun
try, 'tis of Thee" and says the Declara
tion of Independence, the McKinley bill an-t
h!s own national hymn should be posted
together In conspicuous places throughout
the country. . I
Theae &org&. having In them illgnlty and
purpose and power, are. of course, the sub
stantial element in this feature of a polit
ical campaign. Rut others of varied char
acter, with local or personal coloring,
humorous or satirical, from a few lines to
a few stanzas, as club songs or marching
sor.jrs. are also in order. Jollity of this
sort as witness the campaign of "Tippe
canoe and Tyler, too," more than half a
century ago attracts and is enjoyed, and
remembered long after the occasion has
passed away that gave it birth and mean
ing. "Hall Columbia' is a very Rood polit
ical song for the present protection cam
paign. Indeed, the Republicans ' seem at
present to monopolize all the songr capital
there la in the market. They have all tha
patriotic songs and sing them with a hearty
good will as an expression of their political
views and personal feelings, while the dis
cordant and unhappy Democrats have very
little to sine about. It remind us of an
Incident which occurred shortly after tha
war and which is told by Richard Went-
worth Browne in the Century magazine
much as follows:
A day or two after Dee's surrender. In
April, I left our ship at Dutch Cap.
in the James river, for a run up to Rich
mond, where I was joined by the ship's
surgeon, the paymaster and one of the
Junior officers. After "doing" Richmond
pretty thoroughly, we left in the evening
to my rooms for dinner. This being- over
and the events of the day recounted, the
doctor, who played well, opened the, piano,
saying, "Roys, we have our old quartet
here; let us have a song." As the house
opposite was occupied by paroled confed
erate officers, no patriotic songs were suns.
Soon the lady of the house handed me this
note: "Compliments of General . and
staff. Will the gentlemen kindly alloy us
to come over and hear them elngT" Of
colir.e we consented, and they came. As
the General entered the room I recognized
instantly the face and tiRun of one wno
stood second only to Dee or Jackson In the
whole Confederacy. After Introduction and
the usual round of civilities, we sanjc for
them glees and college songs, until at last
he said: "Excuse me, gentlemen. You sing
delightfully, but what we want to hear is
your army songs." Then we gave them the
army songs with unction, the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic," "John Brown's
Iody," "We're Coming, Father Abraham."
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are
Marching," through the whole catalogue to
the "Star Spangled Banner," to which
many a foot beat time as if it had never
steoped to any but the music of the Union,
and closed our concert with "Rally Round
the Flag."
When the applause had subsided, a tall,
fine-looking feltow in a major's uniform
exclaimed: "Gentlemen, if we'd had your
songs we'd have licked you out of your
boots. Who couldn't have marched or
foueht with such sonsrs? Why. we had
nothing, absolutely no'thmg, except? a bas
tard 'Marseilliise.' the 'Bonnie Blue Flag
and 'Dixie.' whieh were nothing but jlrr.
Maryland, My Maryland,' was a splendid
song, but the tune, old 'Daurlger Hora'tius.'
was about as inspiring as the 'Dead Marcti
in Saul.' while every one of these Yankee
songs is full of marching and lighting
spirOL" Then, turning to the General, ha
said: "I shall never forgeU the fint time
I heard 'Rally Hound the Flag." It was a
nasty night during the seven days' fight,
and. If I remember rightly, it was raining.
I was on picket, when, just before 'taps.'
some fellow on the other skle struck ui
that Jong and others joined In the chorus
until it .eemed to me the whole Yankee
I am
was singing. Tom B , woo was
me. sang out. hioou neavens. jap.
are those fellows made of. anyway?
we have licked them sK Oays run
and now, on the eve of the seventh,
are singing 'Rally Round the Flag.'
not naturally superstitious, but I tell
that song pounded like the knell of
rtiinm. and mv heart went down into my
boots, and. though I've tried to do my duty,
it has been an up-hill light with me ever
trfnee that nighL"
The little company of Union singers and
confederate auditors, after a pleasant and
interesting interchange of stories of army
experiences, then separated, and as the
General shook hands at parting he said to
me: "Well, the time may come when we
can all sing the 'Star-spangled Banner
again." I have not seen him since.
The same party of the Union has again
the same old songs, as wcU as some new
ones. Shall they be used t" win still other
victories over the same an lagonists, the
same old Democratic party?
Entirely Vr oner
Detroit Tribune.
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"I should say not. She went to a game
the other day and fell In love with the
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