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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1895.
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Wizard's Hotel srvl the Wanninztou News Exchange. i::S street tL Penn. are. auU f street. It Is a matter of record that the Baron Rothschild, who was the head of the house at that time, vigorously opposed the then proposed demonetization of sil ver before the Brussels Monetary Com mission. r i ' i r The Lagrange Standard favors the ratio of 15 to 1, but not In regard to liver. It has found that the ratio of licenses issued for marriage to divorces granted In that county Is 7 to 1, and a larger ratio In favor of marriage Is de manded. t asUBBBSJSBBBBSBBBlSBBBSSSaBSSBBBSSSSSSSSSSSSSS As Secretary Carlisle goes to Omaha to make a money speech, cannot he stop over and enlighten the Democracy of Indiana witha speech at Indianapolis? A number 'Xt Democrats can probably be found who would dare to preside In such a meeting.' The Cincinnati Enquirer remarks that "it may seem that nobody with principle has any place In Ohio politics new," and epeaks of "the necessity for speedy re form If these remarks are sincere one may look for a radical change in the columns of the Enquirer. It is 'known to all newspaper men that ex-President Harrison will not talk on political subjects. They - are not newspaper men but Journalists who buy and' print , fake -interviews with him. Editors who know their business spend their money on genuine news. , Master Workman Sovereign will learn ' just where the limit of his authority is Trhen he sees the unanimous manner in which Knights of Labor will ignore his order, to , refuse national bank notes. Co long as bank notes pay the bills "the tolling thousands" will not decline to accept them. The suggestion of the Marion Chron icle that, next ' to. General Harrison, ex- Speaker Reed is the favorite. of the In diana Republicans Tor candidate for President, call3 out several protests, the iluncie Times declaring, for one, that McKInley Is the favorite, outside of the Otate, of nine-tenths of Delaware coun ty Republicans. Several of the papers in this State are considering the question of utilizing prison labor in building good roads, which is certainly a practical issue, as it is impossible to sell the labor to con: tractors, even If it were desirable. The laws In 'this State prohibit the sale of goods made by prison labor in other States, and probably other States have similar laws. It was very unkind in Coin Harvey, In the Chicago debate, to refer to the ealary grab as evidence of the general corruption of the Congress of 1873, as among Senators voting for the grab, from first to last, were Stewart of Neva da, and Trumbull of Illinois. As a mat ter of fact, all of the sturdy Republicans who fought the free coinage of silver in 1877. voted against the so-called salary grab. - ' It is due to the editor of the Rockville Tribune to say that he says that he never said to; a reporter In Indiana that three-fourths of all the voters in Parke county are in favor of the free and un limited 15 to 1, but that he did say that three-fourths of the Democrats were fol lowers of the silver-mine owners cause. That Is a very different assertion rela tive to tho voters of a county which al lays stands (n the Republican column. The latest discovery in relation to the alleged "crime of 1S73" has been made by a Mr.'McBrlde, of Georgia, who as- certs In a resolution that the crime. meaning the act dropping the silver dollar from our coinage system, was "surreptitiously passed at midnight," and he has also; discovered that it was a crime which "had caused more suffer ing to the human family than all the wars, pestilence and famine since the foundation of the world." Evidently 2Jr.- McBrlde's imagination has had the nightmare. Senator Brice seems to have a foeman Of more importance than the noisy Thurman In the person of Hon. J. H. Thomas, from whom he snatched the Genatorshlp. greatly to his disgust. Mr. Thomas at the time had some reasons to suspect that come of his pledged men In the Legislature had played Judas. He now comes to the front with a unique plan for the free coinage of the eilver produced In the United States, which will not please the silverites be cause the seigniorage, or the difference between the market and the coinage value of silver, shall be retained by the government. The New York Times, which should be well informed on the subject, doubts that the liquor question has had so much to do with the Liberal, defeat In Great Britain ai many In this country have been led to believe. In the canvass tha drink issue has not been considered by the Co--:rvatlves. As a matter of Citt, th3 "Icccl option" Trhlca seems to have been a hobby of Sir William Har court, was proposed by him in ISM, prior to the election of 1S92. The "New castle programme," which included the local option proposition, was adopted by the Liberals in 1S31, but they carried the country In 1S02. The Literals in the late house made no real attempt to carry this pledge regarding local option into operation by appropriate legisla tion. .That Is, the Liberals were rather more committed to local option in the canvas3 of 1832 than in that which Is now going on, as all that was done by the Liberals to redeem their pledge was the presentation of a bill by Sir William Harcourt, which he subsequent ly withdrew. But while the subject has not been prominent in the canvass, the Times suspects that the well-organized liquor Interest In England quietly used its influence against the Liberals, yet it. was not a really potential factor In the defeat of the Liberals. The British peo ple had had enough of a party vrhose leaders could not agree upon a policy and a Ministry which was chiefly con spicuous for Its incapacity. THE SAXDIJAGGIXG OF PEXSIOVERS. The Journal has several times called attention to the character of the lists of pensions which have been Issued by the bureau during the past year. The lists, which the Journal has briefly analyzed, were not selected with a view to making the strongest case whlcfi could be made against the Cleveland pension, policy, but were taken from time to time from different papers. Take all of these lists, and they will show that $2 are taken from the aggregate of pension disburse ments as often as one is added by new certificates. There Is little doubt that the books of the pension agency in this city would show that this is the case, though the Journal has no direct in formation from that source. There is little doubt that the policy of the Cleve land pension officials Is to quietly renew the larger part of the pensions granted under the act of June 27, 1890, and re- adjudicite them according to a set of rules which will cause most of the amounts previously granted to be cut down. . It is impossible to ascertain how many of these "re-issues" and reductions un der other devices have been made since the policy of abript suspension was stopped by the howl which the action of the bureau caused In that direction dur ing the summer and fall of 1S93, but the number is very large, while the money lost to . pensioners during the first raid, was but a fraction of the amount taken away from them by quiet "re-Issues' and other classifications under which reductions are concealed during the past year. When the report of the Commis sioner of Pensions shall have 'been pub lished, accurate Information upon the subject can be obtained. If It were some transaction of which the adminis tration were proud the figures for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, would have been given the public. That they have not been given shows that even the Cleveland-Hoke Smith combination is not proud of its exploits in reducing the pensions of worn-out old men $2, $4 or $6 a month. But while the exact figures cannot be given, the lists show that five hundred, reductions -a month may be considered a fair estimate for the In diana agency. During the first quarter of 1893 about thirty thousand pensioners were notified by mail that they must furnish new evidence else their allow ance would be cut down cr stopped. Because pensioners are saying very lit tle about this legal sandbagging of many of them. Judge Lochren must not assume that they. are indifferent. They yet have In mind the system of espion age which was exposed in Ohio last Oc tober, and will not make themselves special victims by denouncing the per sistent war of the Cleveland administra tion upon hundreds of feeble old men who deserve better treatment at the hands of the government. REAPPEARANCE OP A BLATIIER SKITE. Laboring under the delusion that It Is news, the press agents have telegraphed the proclamation of the blatherskite Sovereign, the head of a small and van ishing organization, once potent as the Knights of Labor, in which he calls upon all the remaining members of that following to boycott the national banks, which he denounces in vehement epithet. That is, hewould have the members of his organization refuse to receive the notes of such Institutions in payment for wages. When a Knight of Labor Is paid his wages, if he obeys the order of his asinine 'chief, he will look over the money, and if he detects a $3 note (there are none smaller) Issued by a na tional bank, he will hand It back to the employer or his agent and demand some other form of money. There is not a bank in the land . or any considerable business house handling money that would not gladly give the man who has a $3 bank note five standard silver dollars for it. The man who pays out money as wages would be glad to give the Knight of Labor silver dollars Instead of, bank notes, for, with all its efforts, the treas ury "officials cannot keep over fifty mil lions of them in circulation because the person, no matter who he may be, pre fers to carry paper dollars. There is nothing more Idiotic than the prejudice against banks. If Sov ereign and all the rest of the coterie engaged ' in a gabfest against pound money knew anything they would know that no extensive business employing large numbers of men could make the regular payment of wages If there were not banks which collect the small sums of money in circulation and lend it to men in active business. In good times. who are the men who draw out of banks the most money the day before men are paid? - The men who employ labor, and they draw it out to pay labor. The national banks have been in existence thirty-two years. During that period they have, had an average of over J200.000.000 of notes in circulation, but in all that time no wage earner has. lost a cent because he was the holder of a national bank's note. Previous to that time the wage earner was an " excep tion who was not victimized by the bills of failed or half-failed State banks. The trouble with Sovereign Is that the relations between employer and employe are so generally peaceful that he has had no recent opportunity, to call atten tlon to- himself, -and he resorts to thi3 method to show that he Is still on deck and will do what he can to create frlc tlon among the industrial forces of the country, lest the Knights of Labor come to the conclusion that he 13 so unneces sary that they will cease to pay him.. He has not the sense to know that the ntelllgent wage earners understand that he is the most valuable head of a abor organization who conciliates rath er than stirs up strife. THE TROUBLE IX KENTUCKY. Such papers as the Louisville Courier- Journal do not undertake to deceive the Democracy of Kentucky regarding the situation in that State. In a recent ed- torlal under the caption "Harmony," t plainly sets forth .that It does not exist among the Democratic leaders. Speaking of the recent conference of eaders, that paper says: The effort made to harmonize' the differ ences among Democrats was not a con spicuous success. The walls of the atter son Club house did not ring with the en thusiasm of a spirit or self-sacrifice. With the Democratic nominee for Governor deathly silent, whilst the senior Demo cratic Senator laid down his own personal plan of campaign, hurling defiance in the teeth of all organization and all authority, there was lack not merely of harmony. but of leadership ominous in the ex treme, rsor since have the clouds lifted; for it Is yet a question whether the fight before us is Hardin's fight for Governor, or Blackburn's fight for Senator; whether the ticket Btanas on the platform in good faith, or whether the platform Is but a epringlng-board from which Democratic candidates are to plunge heels over head into fathomless depths. The foregoing undoubtedly presents the Democratic position In Kentucky. In spite of an anti-silver platform, adopted by nearly three to one, and an Indorse ment of the administration, Senator Blackburn enters upon a personal cam paign in defiance of the party platform.. Of him the Courier-Journal, In the same article, says: Mr. Blackburn hoists the black flag. It is "me." or nothing: and, tne Democratic manacers may as well understand, nrst as last, that they will have to meet this issue either weakly, and to ine end in cer tain defeat, or strongly, with the same possibility staring them in the face; for it cannot be denied that Mr. Blackburn's at titude menaces every Democratic interest. both as to the State ticket and the Legis lature. It says, moreover, that Blackburn Is' backed by the free-silver organization, which Is rich and powerful, and will not want for the munitions of war. There may be something In this. Black burn In the Senate can be of use to the mine-owning combination, and if the line of Democratic free-coinage Sen ators from the South the backbone and majority of the fre'e-coinage crowd is broken In Kentucky the loss will be Ir reparable. In the same article the Courier-Journal calls attention to Colonel Dradley, the Republican candidate. He is a resolute and resourceful leader of a harmonious and inspirited party. Thus the situation in Kentucky, from a Republican point of view, becomes more interesting as the days pass. It now seems quite probable that the last part of Blackburn's prophecy, that if he is not Senator a Republican will be, will come true. BU11DLES IX THE AIR. Degeneration. The man who carries a single State Is accounted now of worth; But in early days old Atlas was A man who carried the earth. Too Conscientious. "It was by bein too tender-hearted that I got here," explained the gentleman be hind the bars. " 'Stid of takin' all the fel ler had. I left him enough to hire a lawyer and -a Jury on." Xearly as Dad. "Brother Wilgus," said the deacon, "there Is a report current that you were run but of Plunkville by White Caps five years ago." "It was not quite . that bad," said the minister, with a slight smile; "it was only a threatened donation party." How It Was Done. Tears came to the surface of her brown eyes. "How can you treat me so?" she asked. "By eating a nickel's worth of peanuts at noon to takeaway my appetite, instead of spending 35 or 40 cents for lunch," wa3 his reply. She was at that moment disassembling her fourth plate of vanilla. . Dispatches announce that Miss Consuelo Vanderbllt is "about to become engaged" to the young Duke of Marlborough. In the select circles in which dukes and Van derbllts move matrimonial alliances aro arranged after a somewhat different fash ion from that which prevails among the vulgar herd; still, certain conventionalities are supposed to be common to all classes of society, and. it would be interesting to know how the secret got out that the en gagement was "about to be." Wa3 it the Duke who happened to make public men tion of his intentions? Or was it the young woman who was sure of her bargain m advance? One or the other of these young people seems to be superior to the custom of saying nothing of an engagement until It is. " Indianapolis people who go away for the summer will do well not to depend upon outside papers for home news. Irresponsi ble and mendacious correspondents, on the theory, not always misplaced, that the more improbable a story ia the more likely they are to sell it, exaggerate trifling oc currences until the truth Is scarcely recog nizable, and nuke amazing "sensations" out of events that create but little comment here. They cannot even tell straight stories about the weather; the storm of Thursday, for example, being pictured as a cloud burst, which "left many streets two feet deep in water." To get the facts tako.'the Journal. Now is the time to subscribe. The flagstaffs being erected at each cor ner of the soldiers' monument will be a blemish rather than an ornament to that structure. Everything which detracts from the simplicity of that great shaft Is an ex crcscence, and should be done away with. The flag has its uses and its place, but it is not essential to the meaning of the sol diers memorial that it be flaunted about it with a circus-like susgestiveness. When not in use the flagstaffs remind the be holder of ga3 or oil standplpes, and are an offense to the sight. After the New York Herald had scent years in teaching people how to beware of pickpockets, thieves, bunco-cteerers and like gentry, and in telling them to read the papers and learn how to protect them selves, it was very wicked and unfeeling in that robber to walk into the Herald office with his hand3 In his pockets and walk out while the cashier's back was turned with $15,000 of the Herald's money there. Evidently the paper neglected to have Instruction, like charity, begin at home. It is distressing to think that there U a week more of the Horr-Harvey debate Already both men seem to have run out. and 'heir talk yesterday was of the silliest possible sort. Evening Mews. What's a little matter of a week? Just think of the distress of readers of the News where talk runs on perennially after argu ment and ideas have given out. v A Michigan summer resort Is enjoying a sensation in the shape of an elopement of a leading citizen of the State with a' well known and hitherto respected woman, both already married. The man left a letter stating their purpose, and closed with the remark, "this is only a common occurrence at summer resorts." Such places may have a less rigid moral code than more settled communities, but this facetious eloper will discover that the consequences of a viola tion of It will last over into the fall and later. J r t In Col. Harry B. Smith the Republican committee has a chairman with energy, tact and, experience, and one who has the esteenv'and confidence of the mass of Re publicans in the city. Under his leadership a rood Republican ticket can be elected. just as tne Enaeavorera are on tneir way . . .. . . home a sea serpent is reported to have been seen in Long Island sound. This shows that knocking about Boston and vicinity may have a demoralizing effect even on young Christians. , ; STATE PRESS OPIXIOX. It, is undeniably true that the idea of the unlimited coinage of silver is becoming more unpopular every day. Hartford City Times. The free-silver craze is on the wane, which s to be accounted for by the fact that the people have been giving the subject some attention. Montlcello Herald. Under Republican protection we paid debts Instead of creating them, and met tne running expenses of the government besides. Crawfordsvilie Journal. The New Albany Ledger says the price of sheep Is higher than under the McKin ley law. Suppose some of our farmers sena up a few sheep to the Ledger man at those advanced prices. Corydon Republican. If this is a government "of the people. by the people," why not have free coinage of the crops as well as free coinage of silver for the benefit, of a few millionaire silver bullionlsts? Portland Commercial. Some people are dreadfully alarmed at the discussion of politics, except during an exciting political campaign, which Is not to bo wondered at when we consider the kind of politics some people have. Muncie limes. The man who talks about the silver dollar as the poor man's and gold as the rich man's is the very fellow who cut two cat holes, one for the big- cat to go through and the other for the kitten. New Albany Tribune. The exchange of opinions now going on at Chicago between ex-Congressman Horr and "Coin" Harvey is, by courtesy, called a debate, but it might, with more propriety. be designated as a copyrighted gabfest. Lafayette Courier. Yesterday's Indianapolis Journal con tained the names of three old soldiers and four widows who have been granted orig inal pensions, an, forty-one who had been treated to a reissue, every one of the lat ter being cut down by. Holre Smith. Clay county, interprise. ...... Dan Voorheea must be dead. Or, if he's in hiding somewhere and busy scanning newspaperdom for complimentary obituary notices, he must be worn to a shadow through a sickening realization of the un substantiality of such fame as demagogues can win. Muncie News. ( It Is every day becoming more apparent that all persons not professional politicians or newspaper men are , wasting golden hours when they. stand on their heels and howl about the defects in our money sys tem. , The man who makes the most money "saws wood." Richmond Telegram. The Michigan Christian Endeavor young man'who eloped with his neighbor's wife, also a Christian Endeavor' enthusiast, and went hand in hand to the Boston conven tion, has aroused some unpleasant criti cism to the-effect that his conduct is not calculated to win golden encomiums. La fayette Courier. . . . Mr. Turple, who Is a, Senator from Indi ana, said, this morning, in an. irritated manner, that he had nothing to say on the silver question. Is it ; possible that the learned statesman has discovered any nails in the free-silver cellar door down which he has been so assiduously sliding for some time? Terre Haute Tribune. We can coin the silver, easily enough, but we cannot maintain it at- a parity with gold." In other worffs.we 'are ' not rich enough to buy all the silver in the world and pay for it with one-sixteenth its weight in gold. International bimetallism is the only possible road to the double standard, In both theory and practice. Lebanon Pio neer Democrat. Some mischief maker Is circulating the repcrt that the "color .line" will be drawn at Louisville and colored members of the G. A. R. denied accommodations. Such storie3 scarcely need denial, as the G. A. R. recognizes no "color line" and will am ply protect Its members. It cares little for complexion, bnt doe demand a loyal heart. Gibson County Leader. , Indications point to a spllt-up In Indiana .Democracy on the - financial question. The majority of the party .In southern Indiana are advocates of free coinage, with a small minority in opposition. It will take more than a few speeches from Hon. W. D. Bynum to bring the apostles of a 50 cent dollar to a realization of the fallacy of their ideas. Washington Times. The Horr-Harvey financial debate now on in Chicago will be similar in results to a debate on baptism. All . the immerslonlsta never fall to claim a victory for their man, and all the sprinklers .as vociferously de clare that the immerrionist was not in It. And so it will be between Horr and Har vey, the partisans of each claiming victory for their champion. Crawfordsvilie Jour nal. ; . And so it is being arranged to have Billy Bryan, who published .his desertion from the Democratic party, come to Indiana to instruct loyal Democrats as to their duty. The Democrats of this State may disagree on ratios, but they will have little to do with any man who sets nimaeir aDove nis party and deserts it when he Is unable to force it to adopt his views. Lafayette Journal (Dem.) A person of a rather inquisitive mind w.ants to know why the Democrats brought suit against the apportionment act in Sul livan county. It 13 probably, because that is the only place in the State in which the Democratic party was not completely snowed under at the last elections. It would never do to go to a court not of their own political. complexion. Fort Wayne Gazette. Indications are favorable for the over worked taxpayer. Boards of review over the State are showing a softening of heart and the assessment on real estate Is being kept down. In the city of Terre Haute alono the board has reduced the assess ment $2,000,000, and adopted a resolution that all land not acted on individually should not be assessed higher than the 1831 assess ment. Warren Republican. It looks very much, as if the words of Congressman Hatch, In his letter to the Economist, would prove true. He said the main question before the people Is the tariff, and It looks reasonably certain that this issue will be the .righting one next campaign. Two months ago the money ques tion was the paramount issue, but to-day it is growing more and more indistinct. Newton County Enterprise.. Hon. George W. Steele," of Marion, whose name has been mentioned in connection with the Republican nomination for Gov ernor, tells the Marion Chronicle that it Is too early vet to besln gubernatorial spect. latlons. It is almost a year till the con vention, says Major Steele, and within that time a candidate's boom may inflate and collapse several times. This is a very sen ihi view of the matter. Premature an nouneemer.ts usually miscarry. South Bend Times. Mr. Carlisle, in his ,latest utterance, is bold enough to place himself in the p03l tlon of party dictator. That is, he says that the Democratic party will adopt a platform in favor of sound money and pre sumably will nominate a sound money can dldate. Mr. Carlisle's head has been a lit tle turned, we are afraid, by the recent drawn battle in Kentucky. He will find next year that the people will name both the platform and the candidate, no matter whether the administration likes them or hot. Gil Shanklin's paper. A law passed by the last .Legislature makes It a crime to print, publish or sell any book, paper or periodical the chief feature of which Is a record of crime, or the pictures of crime, .criminals or des peradoes, or persona In unbecoming cos tumes. This statute. If enforced, will very effectually put a stop to the circulation in this ttate or numerous vicious and in decent publications which have, for years. been disseminatlne their corrupting influ once among the young people of nearly every city, town and community. Steuben Republican. Anderson is, apparently, destined to be- come the tin center of the country. And why should it not? We now have the larg est tin-plate works in America almost ready to start. A tin can and tin box fac tory, using thousands of sheets of tin per day will soon be erected. The tln-p'.ate an nealing box manufactured here la being ordered by every' tin factory in the country. The manufacturers can scarcely supply the demand by working day and night. Ander son will certainly soon be a tin town and, under the circumstances. It Is a good thing to be. Anderson Bulletin. . The clamor grew In force and violence and the Congress provided for coining watered silver dollars by th hundred . mil- Ion. More than four hundred million wa tered silver dollars were coined. But the United States was back of -them with an understanding that they could be trans mitted into gold: and hence, the water did not count. But Professor Coin and his school want the water to count. They are determined that all the world's stock of silver shall be coined free into dollars in the United States. Then the water in silver will count and count with a venceance. Ligonier Leader. The published statement that the Demo cratic editor of this place said he would give his check for $100 if a poll did not show that four out of five people In any township In Parke county were In favor of free silver is likely to give us a bad name. Although he disclaims making any such statement, as may be seen In another col umn of this paper, that will not correct the' error. The Republicans of Parke county, and there Is a big majority of them, stand by the Republican position as defined by ine . last national piatrorm on the monev question. There is an' occasional Repub- a a . . m . . " ncan wno xavors rree saver, out ne is not numerous. We believe also that the Trib une editor will find there are more Demo crats who are for sound money than he now tninKs. it is possible four out of five xavor the 16 to 1 ratio, hut it is certainly true that there is not now so much talk about the silver question as there was two months ago. The talk is subsiding. Rock ville Republican. ' ABOUT PEOPLE AND THINGS. The Shahzada cannot understand why English ladies and gentlemen lower and trouble themselves by doing what he con siders should be done for them by menials. Ho refers to dancing. This is a new aspect of ball giving. At a recent sale of. Burns manuscripts in London two poems, embracing only three folio pages, sold for 40. The roet lived for four years at Dumfries on from 50 to 70 a year and supported a family pf seven memDers on that sum. Lady Spencer Clifford, of England, has just passed with first honors the examina tion for a sea captain's license; and if she desires to do so, she can now serve as mas ter or any ship on the high seas. But her Immediate purpose is to be qualified as cap tain of her own yacht. A raft containing over seven million feet of lumber, mostly whf.e pine, is on Its way down the Mississippi to St. Louis. It is believed to be the biggest raft ever floated down the river. Carried by rail the lumber wouia maice rour and a half miles of car loads. It is related of a worthy Maine woman who had lost her husband and .was in dulging in a very noisy kind of grief that when expostulated with by a friend for "taking on" so she replied, "Oh, do but let ma have it out. Sally, for after I do I shan't think no more about it." Poets have said the same thing in a different 'way, and, the world has exclaimed "Oh. how beautiful." The famous distillery of ths Benedictine abbey at Fecamp, in France which was destroyed by fire three years ago, has now, been rebuilt, and was consecrated along with the restored abbey a fortnight aeo by the Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen. The spectacle of an archbishop consecrating a distillery is somewhat startling to those who have been taught to look upon stimu lants as one of the greatest curses of the world. It is said that the repeated visits which the German Emperor has paid to England have had fhe effect of impressing upon him the vast t iperiority of the British Sunday, with Its quiet repose, over the continental Sunday. For his own part, he would like to see a similar order of things established in Germany, and certain it is that hundreds and thousands of his subjects would rejoice if a universal cessation of trade on one day of the week were insisted upon. J A French flag saved at the surrender of Strassburg has been presented to President Faure by the widow of Colonel Petlpled, to whose regiment It belonged. After the capitulation the Colonel burned the staff and buried the flag in his cellar. He was carried off to Coblenz as a prisoner, but his wife returned to the house, which was full of Prussians, secured the flag, sewed it up in her baby's silk cloak, and took it back to France. It will be preserved in the Ho tel Des Invalides. Miss Jane Addams, the head of Hull House, who was appointed garbage in spector for one ward in Chicago a couple of months ago, has been doing effective work in her new position. Garbage pails are to be found where they were never be fore, and alleys wear an unwonted appear ance of cleanliness. Every morning at 6 o'clock a low-covered buggy, drawn by a sturdy gray nag, comes to the door of Hull House and Miss Addams and her assistant start on their rounds. They come back for an 8 o'clock breakfast and then are off again until 11 o'clock. Everything in con nection with the inspectorship is done with the same methodical neatness which marks Miss Addams's work at Hull House, and it is expected that the Ninteenth ward will soon be a shining example of cleanliness and order. . MRS. BEECHER'S LOXG JOCRXEY. Eighty-Three Years Old, Yet She Will Croas the Continent nnd Return. New York Sun. Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher will be eighty three years old on Aug. 26, but before then she will make a Journey of six thousand miles across the continent and back. In stead of locking upon the trip of sevan days each way with dread, she regards it rather as a mere Jaunt. She is going to Puget Sound to visit her son, Herbert Beecher, . who is a pilot for the revenue cutters in service there. "Herbert is my baby," she said yesterday; "my forty-one-year-old baby, weighing 220 pounds. Pretty good for a baby, isn't it? I haven't been out there in four years, and there is a member of the family I haven't seen and I want to see her. "It's a little lonesome here, too, when most of my friends and neighbors are out of town. I leave here on the 20th with my grandson. Samuel Seoville, who has just completed his law course in New York. The Journey takes seven days, but they let me have a state room, and I Just go on as usual, reading or sewing or passing the time as I have a mind to, and not bother ing about what they have for dinner until they call me. I have no fears of the Jour ney, and I expect to enjoy it and be back here :n a few days more than a month." Much as been written regarding Mrs. Beecher8 opposition to the substitution of a new hymnal for the one used in Plymouth Church in her husband's days. She said yesterday: "All there was of it was -that I told Dr. Abbott I wished he would let the hymnal alone while I lived. He said that 300 hymns in it were never sung, and he wanted to get rid of them. I asked him if all the hymns in the other hymn books used all around the citv were sung, and when he said 'No,' I said I thought It was not, then, of su?h importance that ours be amended immedi ately, and that I thought it might be al lowed to stand as It was during my life. That was all there was of It. except the-; 1 told h m Mr. Beecher had been engaged upon revising the hymnal, ommitting some or the hymns, and had Just completed the work when he died. Dr. Abbott asked if I could get those papers, and I gave them to him, but he did not use them. His son is a very fine musician, and the new book contains some hymn music written by him, and it is very nice, only I felt that I should like the book to remain unchanged while I lived." XeYT York Society Xote. Evening Sun. ' There Is to be an Innovation at the Amer ican Roof Garden. An oil gentleman, who is an habitue of the garden and consumes an enormous quantity of beer, has made a complaint against the steins In which the liquid is served there. The Old gentleman declares that the bottoms of tiee steins are constantly obstructing his xlevf of the stage and making it Impossible for him to follow what the performers are doing.- In consequence of his complaint Manager Mac Donough will introduce a number of glass- bottomed steins on Monday night. Liberal Estimate. Washington Special. While in the Northwest Secretary La mont met "Jim" Hill, the railroad mag nate, who told him th Great Northern system was preparing to haul 75.C00.ono bushels of wheat from this year's crop. If Mr. Hill's anticipations are realized the spring wheat crop must be immense be yond the wildest dreams of the craziest bear In the wheat pit. PATRIOTIC BAPTISTS SCEXES AT THE COXVEXTIOX OF THE YOUXG PEOPLE'S UXIOX. Much Time Spent in The Star-Span- Sled Banner,'' -The Red, White nnd Bine' and Other Songs. CHAPMAN MADE PRESIDENT RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IY FAVOR OP STRICT SCXDAY OBSERVAXCE. Amusements and Circulation of Xeirs- papers on the Lord's Day Con demned Rev. Dixon's Address. BALTIMORE. July 19. With prayer and song the second day of the fifth Interna tional convention of the Baptist Young People's Union of America was begun. State banners were planted throughout the tent and around these rallied the delegates and visitors from the several States. Each band . took possession of the tent for a time and a noisy time it was. "Maryland, My Maryland,' "The SUr-spangled Ban ner." "The Red. White and Blue" were mingled with hymns until Ontario came up with "God Save the-Queen." Finally the great choir got an audience, sang "Amer ica and comparative calm prevailed. The States soon broke out again with calls for the convention of 1806 to be held within their own boundaries, Rhode Island, Wis consin and Texas being particularly, con spicuous. It is expected that the conven tion pf 1837 will be held In Brooklyn. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. A B. Chaffee, D. D., South Bend. Ind. The committee on important topics congratulated the union on the rapid and reliable growth. The election of officers of the union then took place and the following were chosen unanimously: President, John H. Chapman, Illinois; vice presi dents, P. F. Bothong, New Jersey; J. R. Shenstone, Toronto; George B. Taylor, D. D., West Virginia; record ing secretary, Rev. H. W. Reed, Illinois. Dr. Chapman was called on for a speech by a waving of handkerchiefs and he prom ised to carry the banner of the Young Peo ple for a fifth year, highly appreciating the great honor conferred. Oregon invited the convention to accept Its hospitalities In 1S9S and Ohio followed, saying If the place for holding the convention was to be fixed so far ahead Ohio gave notice sho would soon want the convention.' North Dakota announced the condemna tion of lotteries and the liquor business by the State. New York presented letters from the pri vate secretary of Governor Morton. Mr. Ashley W. Cole, and from Mayor Schieren, of Brooklyn, seconding the Invitation of the delegation to hold the convention of 1S97 in Brooklyn. Michigan reported thirteen thousand Bap tist young people, and thus the States and provinces continued to the close. Massachu setts asked that the convention of 189S be held in Boston. - DENVER'S BANNER. Denver demanded .the convention for 1897 and while delegates throughout the tent shouted "amen, a fantastically dressed person marched through the main aisle bearing a quadrilateral banner in scribed: . . " . "Pikes Peak "or bust in 27. ' "Go West, young man, and-take, the la djg ......... f "Ho, Denver, 97. 'One mile above Brooklyn." The District of Columbia was received with "The Star-spangled Banner and three cheers. Rhode Island asked for the conven tion for 1897 and sang a verse to the air of "Old Kentucky Home." California presented the youngest representative yet appearing in the convention; Mr. George, M. Purnell, of Sacramento. He was obliged to take the platform in response to the calls of the con vention, and there repeated his speech, winding up with a word for Denver, in 1897. There was no afternoon session in the tent. Instead there were held twelve "work ers' conferences" in various churches, the general topic being "The Young People's Society as a Working Force." Delegates and visitors who did not assist at the workers' conferences, piloted by one or more members of the reception committee, en joyed the afternoon making short excur sions or taking drives or easy walks through the public parks and to points of interest In the city. At the beginning of the exercises, this evening, there could not have been less than 10.000 people within the tent, and it was not' long before nearly as many people were on the outskirts. "Holy is the Lord'.by the choir, was the inspiration for the praise service, which was conducted by the Rev. W. - H. H. Osborne, of Tampa, Fla. The presentation of Christian culture banners for senior work then took place. Dearborn- street Baptist Church, Buffalo, won the banner for the Bible readers course.. The conquest missionary course banner went to the First Baptist Cchurcht of Qulacy, 111. The banner for the sacred literature course was won by the First Baptist Church of Amherst. Nova Scotia, The presentations were made by the Rev. W. T. Chase, D. D.. of Philadelphia; the. Rev. O. B. Bell, of Illinois, and the Rev. H. W. Tilden. D. D., of Des Moines, Ia. Enlistments for the Christian culture course of 1835-6 followed the presentation exercises. THE RESOLUTIONS. The report -of the committee on resolu tions was then read by the Rev. Dr. Eager, of Montgomery, Ala. It follows:. "We, the Baptist Young People's Union of America, in convention assembled, recog nizing the first day of the week as the Lord's day and as the day set apart by the laws of the land as the day of weekly rest from secular toil. Therefore be it "Resolved, That we will, by influence and example, seek to promote a better observ ance of the day as the day of rest and wor ship, and that to this end we will use all proper means to secure the enforcement of the Sunday laws; to discourage the publica tion and circulation of the Sunday news paper, the running of Sunday excursions and the opening of places of public amuse ment contrary to the law. . "Resolved, further. That wo extend cur hearty sympathy to the noble people of Texas, who are now using all their powers to prevent the occurrence of the proposed Corbett-Fitzslmmons fight In the Lone Star State, under the conviction that such a 'fiqht would tend to demoralize not only Texas, but the whole civilized world.". The report was unanimously adopted. Mr. Peter Bllhorn, of Chicago, favored the con vention with a vocal selection, and was later assisted by Rev. Dr. Wharton In ren dering another of his own comrwsitions. Everybody rose and joined in singing a verse cf "Faith Is the Victory." which In troduced Gen. T. J. Morgan, of New York, ex-Indian Commissioner, who made a short address and congratulated his audience cn the fact that there were four million Bap tists in the United States, and that they are all engaged in the interest of "the little red schoolhouse." Rev. M. B. Wharton. D. D., Norfolk. Va., told the story of "Romanism getting its clutch on the world through the temporal power," as he related the history of Baptist missions and advocated their support and extension. . - Rev. Dr. IL C. Dixon, of Brooklyn. N. Y., was then the speaker. He delivered an address on "Christ for the World. He said, in part: "The church cannot bring the world to Christ. That is the work of God. But we can bring Christ to the world. Our work 13 not to convert the, world, but to preach the gospel to every creature. The church at home needs to make known, the fact that our mission Is not to organize a social or a religious club for mutual im provement, but to preach the gospel to every creature within the bound3 of Fifth avenue and the Bowery. A man neels to be saved from his religion, which, next to sin. is the worst enemy to Christianity. Paul lived after the stralghtea: religious sect while persecuting the Christians. Great cammcrcial syndicates are distreaa-ine-'.v common. Let us hope that God is not binding them In bundles to burn them. The latest attempt of this kind, to syndicate all religions. Christianity among the rest, does not harmonize with the spirit of the Bible, which from the b?5inning to the end breathes death to idolatry. "A parliament of religions may be a great success as an ecclertias'tical . menagerie, or a religious plaisance. or a sort of pious show, but as a factor for the giving of Christ to the world It was a dismal failure. I was ther-and studied Its cpirlt, I heard Christ prauci:in silence, but when his religion cr his people were crtieijcd it brought forth vigorous ap plause." .Benediction and a hymn brought the services to a close. At 1 o'clock a. m. the board of manajcrs voted to hold the international conventicn of the Baptist Young people's Union rf America In Milwaukee in ISM and in Brook lyn In 1SD7. PAXAMEK1CAX COXGRESS. Addresses Delivered on CbrUlInuity and Other Subject. TORONTO, Ont.. July 19. The Attend ance at the Panamerlcan congress la rot nearly up to expectations. This morning's session was openod by Henry Wade Rogers, president of the Northwestern University, at. Evanston, 111., who read a' paper on "Christianity and Education." Charles L Skinner, of Albany, followed, and read a paper on "The Debt America Owes, to the Public Schools." Rev. D. N. Beach, of Cam bridge, Mats., finished the morning scs&ioa with an essay on "Municipal Reform. Much regret was expressed at the unavoid able absence of Hon. A. B. Stickney, wa was to have made a thirty-minute address. The afternoon was devoted to depart mental meetings. At the philanthropic sec tion addresses were delivered on the in dustrial system of Christianity by Prof. J. W. Coultas. of Streator. Ill: "Christianity and Practical Helrers," by Mrs. N. Derby, editor of the Young Woman s Banner, Ll mira. N. Y and "insanity as a Factor ia Crime." by E. 11. Stafford. M. L.. hrst a- sistant physician of, the asylum at Toronto, In the young people's section the ad--dreises were: "The Certainty of Religious Knowledge " by Rev. Edwin W. Bice, editor of Sunday-school World. Philadelphia; "Organized .Energy in sunaay-scnooi Work," by Rev. C B. Wilcox. D. D, La fayette, lnd.; "Christ, the Ideal Teacher," by Rev. Thomas Pate, D. D.. of Orange burg, S. C. i RICHEST MAX IX EXGLAXD. . How Colonel Xorth Made Ills ' Great Fortune in Chile. Chicago Times-Herald. Few stories of to-day are more romantic than that of the rapid rise to wealth of John Thomas North, who was defeated for membership la Parliament by Herbert; Gladstone. North is known as the -Nitrate-King," both because it la to that product that he owes his fortune and because o. his open-handed way of distributing bis wealtn. Although now the richest man la, G re a-t Britain, his origin is most humble. A Yorkshire mechanic, he went to Chile when he was twenty-three years old, twenty-eight years ago, . and. rivlted boilers in tne town of Huasco. At this time the ni trate fields of Peru were beginning to be talked, of as a good field for speculation. He believed that he could employ his me chanical ability there, and left as soon as h could afford to make the venture. His work was largely in the nitrate fields, and he was one of the first to purchase nl.'rate. For twenty years he continued to purchase it. He mastered every detail of the nitrate business, and began to erect works here and there in Tarapaca. It is needless to. track the progress of the "Niwatd King" . In detail through the. Euccessive stages which have led to his possession of a fortune exceeding $lu),000, 000. His far-sighted business sagacity en abled him to see opportunities for money making that were not apparent to others. Gradually he secured control of the great er part cf the nitrate beds. Water is- a precious commodity in that region, so North got control of the water companies. He needed ships and railways for trans portation of freight and passengers, and he built them. When the war between Chile and Peru broke out he found new open ings for the rapid "accumulation of wealth) and promptly availed himself of them, get ting control of railways, gas works anx other corporations, which, in his hands, paid as they never had done before. After Colonel North had become one of x the world's richest men, he placed his South American affairs in competent hands and returned to England to enjoy the fruits of his toil. Far from resting, how ever, he ' engaged In new enterprises, the. chief of which was the manufacture of cement in Belgium, which has proved al most as lucrative as the production of nitrate of silver. Even to this day he per sonally supervises all of his vast business interests. In Great Britain Colonel North, quickly became famous. His prodigal lib, erality, the magnificence of his ntrtJn- merits and the palaces which he built for himself quickly mfde this Monte Cristothe cynosure of all eyes. His wealth epenex the doors of - society to him., he. became a. friend of the Prince of Wales, and; from that time his name has been constantly on the public tongue, though of late It is said he has been more Judicious and less lavish 'in the distribution of his favors. Colonel North is well known as a patron of the turf, his racing stables being the best In England. He is also a. dog fancier and an admirer of the work of artists. His country house at Elham Is filled with costly objects of art. and he is always ready to buy any that come into the market. Susan's Mistake. New York Commercial-Advertiser. So Susan B. Anthony thinks that youn men and women "can love more wisely and discreetly at college than In the ball room. That looks like a debatable matter. If you make love wisely and discreetly at college, which means openly and above board, tne proctors,' get after you. In the ball room, on the other hand, the chaperone smiles encouragement on your youthful wooing. On the whole. It does not look as thouga Miss Anthony was very well posted on this love-making business. Blackburn's Calm. Washington Post. We are pleased to note that Hon. Joseph C. S. Blackburn has cooled off to such an extent that he is able to discuss the ftnan oiai nnQHmi in the following calm, dis passionate and conservative manner: "If I was running hell, and had the Courier-Journal. Times and Post managers, editors and reporters sent to me, I would turn the other Inmates loose, lest they be contaminated." As to Men. Atchison Globe. A woman who has to work for a living has no time to work the men, and the mem are such chumps that they have to be. worked to be secured. A girl who neglects her work to curl her hair and bat her eyes at the men stands a better chance of win ning a husband than the girl who make her daily work her first object. This is not complimentary to the men. but men are great chumps. As to Beer. Kansas City Journal. ' We seldom hear beer referred to as "lager beer" any more, and for a very good rea son. It isn't laser beer. The process of making which gave the name laer has. been generally abandonel in favor o. a quicker and better method. Tnis is a hot weather item. Will Break It. Philadelphia Record. Sherman's pronouncement sounds very like -a bequest of the presidential mantle, which he carefully entails to the. Ohio family. What fun there will be in the convention, when Reed, Harrison anc the other slighted heirs shall turn In to break the will. Hants the Interviewers. Washington Post. It seems that Hen. James S. Clarkson ls the only prominent man in New York the interviewers are able to find. However, 'Clarkson talks In vast quantities and cov ers as much newspaper space as several ordinary statesmen. - Mum's the Word. . Chicago Times-Herald. Two Illinois scientists have discovered a natural telephone In the Garden of the Gods Let it not be announced to the Bell, or there will forthwith be a toll put upon the telephone, the garden and the , gods, themselves. . . Savins; Time. American Hebrew. That was a bright girl In the street car the other day who said to her companion, who was making the usual female search for her purse: "Let us divide this. EtheL You fumble and I'll pay.". , Comfort for Cleveland. Kansas City Journal. A Georgia man has become the father of three daughters at a birth. If Presi dent Cleveland will only look at the mat ter in the right way he will tee that he is In big luck . ' XIp and Turk. Kansas City Journal. The contest between Thomas B. Reed and. Adlai Stevenson, as to which can keep h'a head under water the longest. Is one of the Interesting features of this off year. Heavy Load. Kansas City Journal. The Christian Endeavor delegates declare they took their "interdenonvnatlonal'sm" 1 along with them to Boston. The excess c2 J baggage charges muat have been htcry.