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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOLTRNAl;HTJRSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1890.
THii DAILY JOURNAL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1R9T. Vc:tl2xtca Offlec MO PeoaiylrtnU Avesss Telephone Calls. Oastneu OSc 238 Editorial Kooma a S3 TERMS OF SrUSClUFTIOff, DA1LT BY XXIX. Pilly only, one month..., , .79 I a"y only, three mouths too Iniljr onl.T. n yrar. ". t.00 Iaiir, Im JnUjnk' snmlay, ont jrear ............... 10.00 hunduy culj-.tue jear , iw TZy, ftr rrfc. by carrier. 15 eta Saixlajr, tingle ropy ft eta Latly aul buuday, per eek, by carrier 20 ct Ferxear $1X0 Reduced Ratea to CI aba. ftutarrlbe with any of our numerous ageauoraead ulcriiUon to the JOURNAL NEWSPAPER COMPANY. In Ulan a poll a, Ind Irout ending the Journal through the mill in tho C<ed Mtates should pat on an elcht-pftjr paper a C5I-CI5T KMtaKe etainp: on a twelve or ixteea-paq j tit-r & rw o-cist i-wu itaaiy. i oreigTi postage U luiaUiy double tese rate WAD enir.muDlratlons intended for publication la thai paper nuirt, in order to recelTe attention. be ac companied by th naiu and addrew of tlx writer. TUB IXDIAXAFOLI9 JOURNAL Can be found at the following places PA Hi s American xcLang la 1'arU, 36 Boulerard d ("a purines. &Kv YORK GCey Home. Windsor noM and Actor 11 ohm. Chicago Palmer now, Auditorium Hotel and P. U. e Co, Id Adamj Ureet. CICISATI-J. JL Hawiey Co, 154 Tint street. LOUISVILLE C T. Deerlnrr, northwest corner of Third and Jeffervon Us., ana LculsYllie Book Co, lourtb ave. ST. LOU I Union New Company, Union Depot WASHINGTON, l). O Rjtfr House. Ebbltt Hotue, M illard's Hotel and tha Waanington New ExcLanre, Uth street, bet. tttiu. ave. and V street. If fewer pleas of insanity were per mitted In murder cases there would be fewer lynching. Arbitration seems now more popular than did war two months ago. It Is well; only let us be sure that the other fellow does not pack the jury. If the administration has not the capacity to pay out the same sort of money It takes in as taxes, bond-selling will continue until after March 4, 1S37. Under the present administration the national debt has been Increased $262. 000,000, and from present appearances another 1100,000.000 will be added before the 4th of March. 1897. The prosperity or further depression of the American wool and woolen trade depends on the success or failure of the Dlngley tariff bill, which a few political hiffhwaymen in Congress are holding up. Secretary Carlisle has replied to the appeal of members of the Kentucky Legislature that he used his Influence to Induce the bolters to vote for the party candidate, tout he has not advised any body to vote-for Blackburn. Perhaps Republican reciprocity was "a sham," as the last Democratic platform declared, but since Its repeal our trade with South American countries has fallen off, more than $10,000,000. Unfor tunately, there Is no sham In that fact OVaBBBBaaaaBBBBaaBBaBBBaBBBMaBaBBBBaaaBBaaBBaBBBaaBBBBBBaBBB Since the last week of July, 1835, the price of wool In Europe has advanced 23 per cent. In this country it has been steadily declining:. Both movements are due to .American legislation favoring foreign Industries at the expense of our own. ' During- the jirst eleven months under the present tariff law our imports of woolen goods increased from $14,868,960 In . 1S94 to $33,316,633. The increase $38,447,735 represented business diverted from American manufacturers and given to foreign. During the last year of the McKinley law there were exported from the United States 72,102.644 pounds of cheese. Dur ing the first year of the present law the exports 'were 53.646,036 pounds. This is what free, traders call capturing the markets of the world. There- is one controversy between the United 'States and Great Britain that can never.be settled by arbitration, and that is the question of free trade or pro tection.' The American people are de termined to settle their end of that ques tion in their own way. During the four years of protection from 1S90 to 1S03, inclusive, the exports of American products averaged $020, S24.037 a year. During the last two years of tariff for revenue only they have averaged $S07,543,9S2 a year. And this, in the bright lexicon of Democratic tariff reform, is capturing the markets of the world. On the eve of his departure for Eng land Mr. Crokcr, ex-Tammany leader, declared in favor of William C. Whitney as the Democratic candidate for Presi dent, and it is believed Tammany itself will toon take an open stand for him. The aristocratic ex-Secretary could hardly resist overtures from so con genial a quarter. Among the itemized heads In the tariff bill Is one which reads, "Shoddy, waste, rags, jioils," etc. These terms represent low grades of wool which are used to aduiterate higher grades in the manu facture of cheap and shoddy goods. Dur ing the. last year of the McKinley law we imported of these articles 210,404 pounds; during the first year of the present tariff we imported of the same articles 17.CC6.563 pound3. aMMaaMMiMaiwaaiwa) If, as the Washington correspondent of the Chicago Record asserts. Governor McKinley's friends are telling a story to the effect that his friends on the Repub lican State committee sent representa tives to General Harrison to offer their support in case he desired to be a can didate, but would accept his silence as a purpose not to be so considered, and would Join McKinley, and thus com pelled the writing of his recent letter, they are telling that which is not true. The Journal predicts that if there is any "hitch" in the British-Venezuelan matter or failure of arbitration it will be due to Lord . Salisbury. Mr. Cham berlain and Mr. Balfour, the two most prominent members of the Ministry, are evidently sincerely in favor of a prompt and peaceable adjustment, but Lord Sal isbury 'is sullen, and all his promises of settlementhave a string to them. He is probably annoyed because British public opinion is so clearly opposed to hia orig inal policy and Jealous because the two Ministers -above named are so much nearer in accord with public opinion than he is. A veteran who was a cannoneer in Colonel Lilly's battery throughout the czvxlzz. pulllnj. the lanywd in a score of engagements, has been refused an in crease of pension over $S per month for injury to his hearing inflicted during the service and in the discharge of h:s duty. It appears that $S per month Is not a rating for any Impairment of hear ing, $6 per month being the smallest for slight injury and $10 the next, and in creasing until $30 is the pension for loss of hearing. The veteran thinks his case has not received the careful considera tion it should, and charges the neglect to the hostility of the Pension Bureau to Union soldiers. It is scarcely fair to attribute It to the Southern element. The President and his personal support ers in the East are the responsible par ties. He may, however, regard himself fortunate that his allowance was not cut iown. T1IC FUEXCH CRISIS. The present crisis in France Is inter esting, but to an Impartial observer it does not seem to be nearly as serious or threatening as that brought on by the resignation of .President Caslmlr- Perier, a little more than a year ago. He wa3 elected President in June, 1804, and from the time of his Installation in office was subject to the personal at tacks of the socialistic press and the Socialist members of the Assembly. Finally, in a fit of anger and cowardice, he peremptorily resigned, in January, 1S33. For a little while the republic was without a President, and the occasion seemed favorable for a revolution, but the government came out of the ordeal stronger than ever. Pursuant to a call Issued by the President of the Senate, the national assembly met, and in two ballots elected a new President The present crisis does not Involve the President, M. Faure, but is primarily between the Cabinet and the Legisla ture, including a deadlock between the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. The trouble had Its origin in a legisla tive investigation of charges of dishon esty against certain members in connec tion with railroad construction. The. in vestigation was followed by a prosecu tion, which resulted in the acquittal of some of the accused. This raised such a popular clamor that the lower branch of the Legislature voted to try the ac cused a second time. Upon this the Ribot Cabinet resigned, on the ground that a second trial, after an acquittal, would be unconstitutional. A new Min istry was formed under M. Bourgeois, which entered vigorously on the work of retrying the acquitted persons. Then the Senate passed a vote of censureon the Cabinet, thus placing Itself in oppo sition to the Chamber. Ordinarily, under the French Constitution, a Ministry that had been censured by the Senate would resign, but M. Bourgeois, who is a radi cal of radfcals, refuses to resign or per mit other members of the Cabinet to do so. The real trouble is between the Cabinet and the Senate. The Paris cor respondent of the London Times says: The Cabinet clearly wishes to bring about a conflict. -Why? From its standpoint there are many reasons. In the llrst place, It considers the Senate an assembly of re sistance, not to eay reaction. The Senate will never Vote either an Income tax or separation of church and state, or any of those measures which have been put. for ward as sops to -the revolutionary party. The programme of the present Cabinet, which, after all, is realiy baaed on social istic principles, will be demolished by the Senate. The correspondent shows why the Con stitution cannot be revised, why the. Senate cannot be dissolved, and adds; "While neither revision nor dissolution is possible, the Senate cannot draw back without discredit. Consequently, a change of Ministry is the only way to allay the conflict" It will probably end in that way, though, as this would be a victory for the Senate, it would probably cause another outbreak of socialistic clamor and might make It difficult to form another Cabinet. The President seems to have assumed a noncommittal attitude, and is not heard of in the con flict STUD 13011 AD STUPID. The report comes from Washington that the endless chain is. again being worked to take the gold out of the treas ury which the bond sale has brought to It. This should occasion no surprise. Gold is wanted to pay foreign obliga tions for merchandise, freightage, inter est, etc. It is easier to get gold out of the treasury than frm banks. One of the champions of the Cleveland policy, "the head professor of economics" In a university, declared some time since that the treasury had "enough money, but it Is not of the right kind," meaning that It has enough silver and silver certifi cates, but not enough greenbacks to pay the demands upci it This statement Is only approximately true. A man whose income is considerably less than his ex penditures cannot be said to have money enough unless he Is willing to eat into his reserve. The government is spend ing at the rate of $35,000,000 a year In ex cess of its income. So long as this is the case, it cannot be said to have enough money of any kind. But while the treasury authorities do not have as much money as thev need, it is true that they receive some which it is not so easy to dispose of, because those who take demands to the treasury in sist upon greenbacks or gold, and are thus paid. This is enough to keep up the endless chain. The Cleveland people represent them selves 33, positively helpless under these conditions. None, of them being men of affairs, thi3 may be true. They have friends who could give Mr. Carlisle a device which would break the chain. If its uses were not profitable to them. If some man of affairs like John Sher man were in Mr. Carlisle's place he would find in the large payments which he makes for expenses of the govern ment a means to pay out the same kind of money which he receives. At the present time $140,000,000 are paid out an nually for pensions. Years ago the money was sent in advance of payment to local banks for that purpose. Of late, however, all the pensioners checks are payable at the subtreasury In New York. As a result, banks all over the country take the pension checks and send them to the banks which are their correspond ents in New York. These banks take them in large amounts to the subtreas ury and demand greenbacks or treasury notes, which can be taken to the re demption bureau and exchanged for gold. Probably a large part of the $140, 000,000 of pension checks is usod to keep the endless chain running. This Is clearly the fault of Mr. Car lisle and thosa about him, unless they are in a conspiracy to make the country believe that all the greenbacks outstand ing must be redeemed by an issue of bonds. What b to hinder the deposit ing of the funds to pay the pensions due at the Indiana agency in a bank in this city -and make , all- the. checks Issued here parable at that bank? It would involve additional labor and expense, but it would be worth a great deal of labor and, expense to break the endless chain. 'The banks designated to pay the pensions' could be furnished with silver and certificates in advance, and the checks payable at. those banks would be redeemed with the money received. The checks would be returned paid to the treasury, and paid In the funds It has furnished, whereas they are now collected by New York banks and can be 'used to keep the endless chain running. The greater part of the evil of the endless chain 13 chargeable to the stub bornness and stupidity of the treasury officials. The latter often reaches the stage of Imbecility. The Wisconsin Legislature convened in extraordinary session on Tuesday for the purpose of passing a new legislative apportionment law. At the regular ses sion last year the Legislature adopted a resolution providing for the appoint ment of a committee made ud of mem bers of both houses, from both political parties, to prepare within sixty days from the promulgation of the new enumeration, a bill apportioning the State, and to deposit this same with the Governor. The resolution made it the duty of the Governor to submit the bill to the next session of the Legislature, whother it should be a regular or an ex traordinary session, leaving it entirely discretionary with him to call a special session or not. Believing that the public interests required a special session, the Governor called one. In submitting the apportionment bill prepared by the com mittee to the Legislature on Tuesday the Governor accompanied it with a short message, In which he said: In carrying out the direction of youi hon-" orable body, I deem it not improper to call your attention to the great Importance of the work which now devolves upon you. No duty which a legislative body is called uppn to perform should be freer from a taint of partisanism than redisricting the State into Senate and Assembly districts, nor should personal ambition or desire toe allowed to vary your work from the line of strict fairness and constitutional re quirements. The State Constitution clearly defines the true principle of apportionment, and if any doubt existed cat any time as to the proper construction of its provisions its interpretation by our Supreme Court Is clear enough to remove that doubt. No measure which does not comply strictly with the constitutional requirements should be sallowed to become a law. It looks as if Wisconsin, through the co-operation of the Legislature and Gov ernor, 'will find a shorter way out of her apportionment difficulty than this State is likely to. The Journal has not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with the Hon. Hannl3 Taylor, United States minister to Spain, but if a Madrid cablegram is true,, he must be very much lacking in diplomatic discretion, if not in common sense. The dispatch says he has ad dressed a. curt note to the government demanding explanations -regarding an address delivered before a geographical society by Senor Conovas, who command ed the caravel Santa Maria sent over by Spain to the Columbian Exposition, giv ing, his impressions of his visit to the United States. The inference is that some of Senor Conovas's impressions were not altogethar flattering to Amer ican pride. He may even have said some rough things about the people of the United States, but they could not have been rougher than many speakers and newspapers in this country have been saying about Spain. We should learn to give and take in such matters, or, at least. If we Insist on giving a good deal we should not object to taking a little. In this case there was no occa sion for the minister's action, for, 'as the Spanish Minister of Marine Justly observed, the addres3 which gave the offense having been, delivered before a private society was not properly a mat ter for public or official notice. The minister seems to have committed a blunder. The' elaborate report of the Geological Survey for 1S94-95, devoted to nonmetal 11c products, contain a two-page notice of the building stone of Indiana. "Owing to the production of what is known as Bedford oolitic limestone," the report reads. "Indiana is widely known as the most important in the Union in the out put, of limestone for fine building and ornafhental purposes." The counties producing this valuable stone are given in the relative magnitude of their out put, as follows: Lawrence, Huntington, Monroe, Decatur, Washington, Ripley, Owen, Clark, Franklin, Putnam, Wa bash, with smaller quantities in twenty one other counties. The quarries thus far give promise of rich and practically Inexhaustible supplies. The account closes with the statement that the Indi ana oolitic limestone "occupies at pres ent a very prominent position among the best building stones in the country." And these statements are not purchased. The present tariff, which some people who should know better call the Wilson tariff, had been In operation seventeen months with the close of January. The receipts of the treasury during these months were $423,323,533 and the expend itures $302,457,630 a net deficit of $74, 164,296. During but three of the seven teen months have the receipts been in excess of the expenditures; namely, June, September and December, 1893, the aggregate being $7,429,261. After a sur plus of $3,932,443 In June, there was a deficit of $9,478,306 in July, and after a surplus of $3,222,196 in September, there was a deficit of $6,601,677 in October. These figures show that. from the pres ent tariff and tax act sufficient revenue cannot be derived, one montbwith an other, to meet the current expenses, much less afford that moderate surplus which Is essential to the protection of the Interests of the treasury. F. B. Lynn: 1. The first issue of greenbacks- cr legal-tender notes was authorized by act of Congress of Feb. 23, 1S62, and they were put into circulation by being paid to soldiers in the field and in the purchase of material to carry on the war for the Union. 2. Gold cannot be drawn out of the treas ury on silver certificates. They read on their face that a certain number of sliver dollars will be exchanged for them at the treasury. 3. Letters addressed to Washing ton, P. C, will probably reach Hon. John W.' Foster ' A Chicago Alderman who was robbed of a valuable diamond pin during a session of the Council does not know whether to sus pect a member of the board or some out side thief. - aBMssaBaaBaMMaMiBasMaBMB Bicycle snatching Is a new form of crime developed in Paris. Th wife of Forain, the caricaturist was riding some distance ahead, of her husband near the Porte Maillot re cently when two men stopped her, pulled her off her bicycle and were making off with the machine when the husband caught up with them and had them arrested. iitnnLEs is Tnc Airt The Xerr Woman Again. He-Can you cook? She Cook? I don't believe In a woman doing men's work. The Crime, Elc. Mrs. Pcck-What is the crime of 1S73, dear? t N. Peck Don't you remember? That Is the year you roped me into marrying you. A Point In ntlinette. . Tabslcy Say. When a fellow calls on a girl, should he leave his hat and cane In the hall, or take them into the parlor? Mudge Well, if the girl Is living in a boarding house, and the hat and cane are worth anything, I hlnk he had better hang on to them. y As Ordered. "That last load of coal you sent," said Mr. Slopay, with a most impressive man ner, "was more than half slate." "Perhaps you may remember," retorted the coal man, with 'much spirit, "that you said, after you had ordered it, 'Just slate this, will you?' " That Brownie Band. Palmer Cox, an artist man. Once hit upon a happy plan: With ready wit and skillful hand He made a little Brownie Band. At first in children's magazine The funny little folks were seen, And alVthe youngsters In the land Were tickled with the Brownie Band. When Palmer found his caustic wit Had made a most tremendous hit He hummed unto himself this song: "A good thing, which. I'll push along!" He worked as ne'er he'd worked before. And pictured Brownies by the score; And tjien in ladles' magazine The funny little folks were seen. And Palmer laughed and rubbed his chin The while he hauled the dollars in. "By Jinks! said he, "they're such a rage I b'lleve they'd take upon the stage!" And so he wrote a little play In which the Brownies held full sway. And in theaters through the land Once more we saw the Brownie Band. And meantime Palmer made more tin By getting out a Brownie pin To stick in scarfs and gay cravats And ladies waists and women's hats; And still he started other fads In little Brownie writing-pads. And Brownie parties. Brownie balls. And Brownie books, and Brownie dolls. And still he hummed his little song: "A good thing, which I'll push along!" And we, who've watched the Brownte craze. And loved their funny little ways. Begin to feel quite anxious and Concerned about the Brownie Band For fear that Mr. Cox might make, While pushing them, a, slight mistake. And might (and all our hopes confound) Push the Brownies in the ground! Louis. Weslyn Jones. ABOUT PEOPLE AND THINGS. The official directory of the Roman Cath olic Church in the United States puts the membership of the church at 9,410,790. Limoges is about to have an exhibition of the history of porcelain to celebrate the centenary of tho introduction of Limoges ware. Pope Leo XIII recently gave the following advice to a famous Italian preacher. Father Zocchi: 'Write articles for the newspapers. People read them who never go to hear a sermon preached." Albany, Ga., has a quaint advertiser, whose specialty is roof fixing, and whose style is shown in this paragraph: "Lots of men would be upstuckln and biggety 'when everybody praised their work. But I am not that way. I speak just as politely to a poor man as I do to one who owns a metal roof. That's my way." There are three women commercial trav elers who go the rounds regularly for dra pery houses in the city of London. They put up at the same hotels as their male competitors, and It need hardly be added receive from them every courtesy and as sistance. It is said that up to the present they have done fairly well. Sir John Millais had a patron and friend in Thackeray.' Upon Millais's return from a visit to Rome on one occasion Thack eray said to him: "Jack, my boy, I saw a young dog In Home named Leighton, and, if you don't look sharp, one of these days he'll be president of the Academy." This prophecy was fulfilled to the letter. Queen Taitou of Abyssinia is a handsome weman, the expression of whose eyes is benevolent or fiendish, as the mood moves her. Even King Menelek Ijlmself is afraid of her. She knows , all the King's secrets, end is Inclined to domineer in state affairs. She is fond of European liqubrs, especlaliy of champagne. It is said that the Queen frequently drinks more wine than a good queen should. Rich and busy as he was, the late Alex ander Macmlllan used to sit up till 3 o'clock in the morning reading the manusript of new books submitted to him for publica tion. He was his own "reader" until his business grew to such proportions as to make it impossible for nim to attend to the work. In the classics he had to delegate this duty to others, for, though his house publishes more Greek and Latin text-books than any other firm in tho world, he knew nothing of these languages. It Is said that during a recent executive session of the United States Senate a minor appointment was up for confirmation, and, somo objection thereto having been urged, the Senator who represented the appointee pleaded for fair play and generosity. "In confirmation of minor appointments like thla one," he said, "I thinK Senators should apply the golden rule." Senator Stewart had not been paying very dose attention to the debate, but at these words he pricked up his ears and lifted his voice. "Mr. Pres ident," he exclaimed, "I don't know what a . Al 1 . . 1 - 1 ft a T A L. 1 A. . f. lias RUiu ime is, uui x uujevi iv it. me money power has run this country long committed" but here some one interjected an explanation, and amid laughter the Ne vada Senator subsided. I found in his hand With the cathode rays Now, what do you think? A pair of trays. Detroit Tribune. The Elephant's Hope. Chicago Tribune. The Republican elephant hopes It will not be necessary to reach up with its trunk and yank its present driver, Tom Carter, from his position on the back of the intelligent animal's neck. It hopes driver Carter will see the propriety of climbing down un yanked. Bad Old Man. New York Mail and Express. England sends up the pitiful cry that Uncle Paul Kruger. of the Transvaal, is intimidating her. If this is true, old Mr. Kruger ought to be ashamed of himself, lie should pick on some one of his own size. ' And What's Tliatf Kansas Oty Journal. An exchange stmarks that "while Cleve land is after many ducks occasionally, Har rison is after one continuously." We trust this doesn't mean that Mr. Harrison is given to chasing the duck? An Available Candidate. Chicago Tribune. The Democrats will nominate Pitchfork Ben for President if they are wise. It would never do to havQ a candidate who could not carry his own State. Needn't "Worry. Boston Globe. Quay says the presidency would kill him In two months. Quay need not tremble he will never be called upon to die in this man ner. .1; Very Likely. Philadelphia. Norh American. Isn't there some old record extant prov ing conclusively Great Britain' UtI to the REPUBLICAN PLEDGES MORE TIIA!C A MAJORITY OP MEM BERS HAVE SIGNED THEM, Bat Official Report nave Not Reached Clialrman Goirdy, and the Call on the Governor Is Delayed. PREPAKING TO BRING SUIT ELEVENTH DISTRICT MEN SUGGEST A WAY OUT OF TUB DIFFICULTY. lion. J. 13. Kenner at Work In McKin ley' Interest Rumor that Debs Will Head the Populist Ticket. The visit that the subcommittee of the Republican State committee is to pay to Governor Matthews to present reasonswhy he should convene the Legislature In spe cial session to enact a legislative appor tionment law is still delayed. The cause of the delay is the failure of the three members of the State committee to secure and send to Chairman Gowdy the slgna-' tures of the members in their districts to the pledge, that if a special session is called, the Legislature will pass a fair ap portionment law and transact no other business. The three districts from which reports have not been received are the Third, Eenth and Twelfth. In the First' district all the Republican members have signed. In the Second the two Senators have refused to sign. The delay In the Third is occasioned by the fact that Committeeman Self has been busily engaged in an important law suit, and he has been unable to devote the requisite attention to the subject. In the Fourth all the members have signed. The potency of the influence of Committeeman Filbeck, of the Fifth, is shown by the fact that all the members of his district except two have refused to sign. The two who have signed the pledge are Representatives Moore and Hanna. In the Sixth district all members, except Senator Shlveley and Representative Binkley, have attached their signatures to the agreement In the Seventh district all have signed the regu lar or a modified agreement, and Speaker Adams has signed both. Representative Hundley, of the Eighth, refuse to sign, but all the other members have attached their names. Committeeman Osborn, of the Eleventh, called a meeting of all the members of his district at Marion yester day, and all responded except two. All those present signed the agreement, and it is expected that the absent members will do likewise. Committeeman llolman, of the Thirteenth, reported yesterday that all tho members of his district except one had signed the agreement. The one other mem ber had not been seen, and the expectation was that he would sign. The pledges al ready constitute considerably more than a majority of the Republican members, and, therefore, enough to control the action of a Joint caucus. In those - cases where members have refused to sign, the refusal has not been based on any unwillingness on the part of members to agree that a fair bill should be passed, but because members have been opposed to the plan that has been adopted by the State committee. -Chairman Gowdy and Committeeman Fes ler and McCulloch, who compose the sub committee, will not move on the Gover nor's office until all the districts have been heard from. It may be that this morning's mails will bring the desired packets from the delayed districts, and If they do. Gov ernor Matthews will receive a visit from the subcommittee as soon as Mr. McCul looh can arrive from Muncie. Mr. McCul loch will probab'y state the case to the Governor, and Chairman Gowdy and Mr. Fesler will make such additions as they may deem necessary. Governor Matthews has been abundantly forewarned cf the visit, and he doubtless has his answer prepared. He may give it offhand and at once, but the probabilities are that tho Governor will not let the op portunity slip "to take a few days to con sider." and in his refusal take occasion to say some things about the last Legislature. The Republican leaders are proceeding on the theory that there is at least a chance that the Governor will refuse to comply with their request Attorneys Ferdinand Winter and Addison C. Harris have in charge the work of preparing the com plaiat that will be brought 1ft the event of a refusal to have declared void the act of 1885, and tho other acts that are on the books, thus magnifying the necessity that appears for an extra session. Chairman Gowdy said last night that he did not know what would be the form of the com plaint or where It would be filed in the event that it Is filed. These points, he said, will be left to the discretion of the attor neys who. are handling the case. Amended Pledge Siflrnett. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LOGANSPORT, Ind., Feb. 19. In re sponse to a call from State Committeeman Osborn, the members of the Legislature living In the Eleventh congressional dis trict met at Marlon to-day. Those present were Senato'r Baker, of Grant county, and the following Representatives: Longwell of Cass, SUitesman of Miami and Cass, Smith of Huntington, Nicholson ot How ard, and McCaskey of Grant. The pledge, as prepared by the State committee, was signed -with the following amendment: "The undersigned Republican Senators and Representatives of the Eleventh dis trict, in conference assembled, declare our purposes, first, that in the event cf being called together in extra session, wo will agree to vote for a constitutional appor tionment law on the basis of the recent decision of the Supreme Court an appor tionment law that will fairly and justly represent the people of the State, without undue discrimination and party advantage. Second, in order to prove our sincerity of purpose and the faithful discharge of duty, we are willing, before assembling, that a bill of this character be submitted to Gov ernor Matthews for his approval or rejec tion, said bill to be drafted by a commit tee composed equally of Republican and Democratic Senators and Representatives, representing each congressional district in the State. Third, that if, In the discharge of his official and patriotic duties, the Governor realizes the necessity of conven ing the Legislature In extra session, we hereby pledge ourselves to act only on the business for which we are called together In the manner above stated." Mr. CnrdwlH's PoaKIon. Representative George B. Cardwill, of New Albany, has written the following letter to the Republican committeeman for the Third district: "Hon. George W. Self, Corydon: "My Dear Senator I return the Inclosed pledge unsigned. I cannot understand why the Republican members of tho General As sembly should beg Governor Matthews to do his evident duty. Indiana has a very doubtful apportionment law. and the Gov ernor should call the General Assembly to gether to enact another. If he will not perform this duty promptly, then the law of 1SS3 should be at once attacked by the Republicans. If the Supreme Court should be unable or unwilling to decide the matter prior to" the election next November the law of 1SS5 has life enough to support the election held under Its provisions. I firmly belleve that the Republicans can carry the Legislature, even under the 1SS3 law. but. be that a3 It may, the Republicans should stand firmly for their rights and 'hew to the line, let the chips fall where they wi'l. In this year of our Lord, 1SQG, Republicans will not find it necessary to ask political favors from Democrats, anywav. "GEORGE B. CARDWILL. "New Albany, Ind., Feb. 13." Why Mr. Hundley Will Not Sign. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SUMMITVILLE. Ind., Feb. 19.-In an in terview with Representative James M. Hundley on his refusal to sign the petition to the Governor to call a special session he said: "My reason for not signing the peti tion Is that I am equally bound with the Governor by oath to discharge my duty as a representative of the people, and feel that If he can afford to neglect his duty for no higher reason than partisan bias and prejudice against the present Legisla ture, I can well afford to accept th conse- ?uences of his failure to do his duty. I eel confident that were the present L5- islature Democratic Governor Matthews would have no hesitancy In calling a spe cial session for the enactment of an ap portionment law. I am net willing to td rr.it that a Republican Legislature is less patriotic or capable than a Democratic one, and as I am certain that no pledges would be exacted were - the complexion of tha Legislature other than what it is. for 'whls reason I am unwilling to sign any pledge. I am not Impressed with the opinion that a law drafted on the lines laid down by the recent decision of the Supreme Court can be enacted in four or five days. On the contrary, I am of the opinion that it would take great care and considerable tine to enact a law that will conform with this decision. Siiould the Legislature be called together under the proposed pledge any law that might be enacted, however fair, would In all probability meet with oppo?i tion from the Democratic minority, also with the veto of the Governor, and we would then be charged with having violat ed our pledges in the enactment of nn unjust law. I would not be understood as being opposed to calling a special session and the enactment of a fair and just ap portionment law, but I believe that this should be brought about by the Governor under his oath of office and in performance of his duty to the people of the State." A ai'KINLKY MISSIONARY. Hon. Jamen I!. Kenner Appears with Credential from MarW Hannn. Hon. James B. Kenner, bf Huntington, has been in the city during the last two days on a political mission. That mission has been to add to the dimensions of the McKinley Presidential boom in Indiana. Mr. Kenner has credentials from Mark Ilanna, of Cleve land, who is-in charge of ex-Governor Mc Kinley's canvass, and he has full power to act la all cases. During the two days that ho spent here Mr. Kenner advised and con sulted with leading local Republicans who are favorable to the nomination of the Ohio favorite, among them Justus C. Adams, ex Mayor Denny, J. J. Higgins, M. G. McLain, William R. Holloway and others. During his stay in the city Mr. Kenner also had an in terview with Chairman. Gowdy, of the Re publican State committee. When peen last night Mr. Kenner expressed himself as en tirely satisfied with the result of his visit, and h believes that the delegates selected from this district will favor the nomination of Governor McKinley, If they are r.ot in structed. During his stay here Mr. Kenner also saw a number of leading Republicans from other parts of the State, who had been requested by letter cr telegram to meet him here, and Mr: Kenner said that the result of his interviews with these was such as to give great encouragemenr for the success of tie work in which he is engaged. "I have been pretty well over the north era part of the State," said Mr. Kenner, "and from what I have seen I am convince! that 90 per cent, of 'the rank and file of the party are for the nomination of McKin ley. In the Sixth. Ninth. Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Districts there is no doubt in my mind that the delegates selected will be instructed to cast their votes for McKinley In the St. Louis convention. In a few of the districts some of tho lead ers are a little 'offlsh, but there are very few neighborhoods where the McKinley sentiment does not predominate, and I be lieve that the Indiana delegation will cast a solid vote for the great protectionist." Mr. Kenner left last nifrht for Columbia City, in the Twelfth District, to do further missionary work in the interest of the Mc Kinley candidacy. The work that he did here will probably materialize in the forma tion of a McKinley Club, a meeting having been called at the Courthouse for next Tues day night for that purpose. WILL CHANGE THE DATE. . Democratic State Convention to Be Postponed Silverites Protest. Three members of the Democratic State committee had arrived at tha Grand Hotel last night to attend the meeting of the committee called for to-day. The ostIble purpose of the meeting Is to fix the date of the State convention. Y hen the commit tee organized it was agreed that the State convention should precede the national convention three weeks. The date of the national convention had not at that time been fixed, and when it was appointed a few days later the date selected was three weeks after the Republican national con vention, which la June 1G. Tills would have brought the State convention on the same date as the Republican national convention, and this meant a total eclipse for the State convention. Chairman. Holt therefore an nounced that the State convention would be held June 23, a week after the St. Louis convention and two weeks before the Dem ocratic national convention. At the special meeting of the Democratic State commit tee, called to consider the conditions pre cipitated by the Supreme Court's decision in the apportionment case, it was shown that the silver element, whose .quantita tive force is an enigma, but about whose aggressiveness and activity there is no question, was laying its plans to capture the State convention and adopt a plank that would commit the party to free silver. "Upon this showing the former action relat ing to the date for the State convention was reconsidered, and the matter went over until to-morrow's meeting. The probabilities now are that the date for the making of a State ticket will be fixed two or three weeks after the Demo cratic national convention. To hold the State convention first and have the silver ites capture it would work to totally smash the presidential boom of Governor Mat thews, and it was primarily in the interest of the Governor's candidacy that the date was reconsidered. It is taken for eranted that the Democratic national convention will adopt a sound-money plank, and It is taken that a declaration for sound money In the national platform and the desirabil ity for harmony would have a deterring in fluence cn the silver element. In any event the national convention will have come and gone, and the Matthews boom will have blossomed Into a thing of beauty or its epitaph been chiseled. The free-silver advocates are making a loud protest against any postponement, and the threat is even made that if the convention Is post poned they will hold a convention of their own on the date already selected, June 23. Badness cf almost equal Importance that will come before the committee will relate to the apportionment suit. It was at the meeting at which the date for to-day's meeting was fixed that the committee is sued its pronunclamento to the people of the State, announcing its position that if the Republicans would hold the election un der the act of 1S85 the Democrats would not attack the titles cf the hold-over Sen ators. The Republicans have declared their intention to enter suit to void the act of 18S5 unless the Governor calls a special fps slon. The probabilities therefore are that tho committee will decide to put in the field candidates for the short as well as for the long senatorial terms. The mem bers of the committee who had arrived last night wero Joel Matlock of Brownstown. Thomas Marshall of Columbia City and W. H. Blackstock of Lafayette. The Mnth Diatrlct Race. There was a time when the chances ap peared to be that the candidates for the Republican nomination for Congress In the Ninth district would include a minister of the gospel. When the district convention to select a member of the State committee was recently held at Frankfort, Rev. Dr. Wolpert, of the Methodist Church at TIp:on, presided. He made a speech that greatly enthused the delegates, and the result of It was to cause his name to be mentioned in connection with congressional honors. Rev. Mr. Wolpert, however, has Informed his friends that he will not be a candidate for Congress. With Mr. Wolpert out of the way, the race is naTrcwed down to Capt. Robert Harrison, of Lebanon; C. B. Litn dis, of Delphi, and Robert Graham and Dr. Tucker, of Noblesville. For ntiounl Delegate. Candidates for delegate at large to the Republican national convention announced or suggested to date are Col. R. W. Thomp son, of Terre Haute; Gen. Lew Wallace. ot Crawfordsvllle; Joseph B. Cheadle, of Frankfort; C. W. Fairbanks, of Indianap olis; Hiram Brownlee, of Marlon: Frank M. MlUlkin. of New Castle, and C. D. Liw, of Fort Wayne. The latter is superinten dent of the Western division ofithe Pitts burg, Fort Wayne & Chicago railroad. Delta May Lead the Pop u lint a. SOUTH BEND, Ind.. Feb. 19. The Trib une this afternoon fays information has been received from what is considered an authentic source to the effect that Eupene V. Debs will accept the PopulUt nomina tion for Governor of Indiana on a platform favoring free coinage cf silver and in oppo sition to corporations. Political ote. A meeting of Republicans who favor the nomination of Governor William McKinley for President will be held at the courthouse on Tuesday night. . State Senator W. S. Haggard, of Lafay ette, who is a candidite for Lieutenant Governor, was In the city yesterday looking after his chances for securing some dele gates. Ex-State Senator Robert J. Loveland, of Peru, was at the Denlson last night. Mr. Loveland nays that James F. Stuifsmaa will give MaJ. George W. Steele a lively fight for th nomination for Congress at t.ie Eleventh district convention, whkth meets at Kokomo March 10. Pratt love land, a brother of Senator LovcWnd, la slated for a plnco on Chairman Gowij'f executive committee. INHARMONY JIEIGNED STORMY 5IEETI.G Ol DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICA nilVOLl TIOX. Yoleea of Two Speakers Dronnrd with Hlaara Itrports Will Xot Be lie lard and Edited. Washington, Feb. l?. The second day's session of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held behind closed doors, much to the dissatisfaction of a number of ladies. Notwithstanding this, what transpired during the day wan learned. Considerable discussion ensued at the morning session on a motion to em ploy counsel for the board of managers, and many of the ladies thought they ought,' to secure a man to perform such duties, There was some objection to this, and it was argued that the rules and the consti tution of the society forbade it Finally the board was authorized to employ coun sel. If necessary. A new office, that of vice president-general, who is to preside In the absence of the president-general, was cre ated. The afternoon session Is described as having been rather turbulent, and none but members of the society were admitted. Mrs. Tulloch presided. Nearly the entire afternoon was spent in a discussion of the society magazine, the American Month ly. This is the exponent of the organiza tion, but pany of the daughters are dis satisfied with the present management, and several resolutions were offered pro testing against Mrs. Lockwood, the editor but no action was taken, and a resolution passed granting her H.OOO a year ns editor. During this discussion Mrs. WJttenmyer arose to object to the methods by which business was being transacted. While he was speaking efforts were made to drown her voice, and she was Anally hissed down. She made her protest immediately after ward, however. A motion that ail the re ports submitted to the congress be revised and edited before being published In tha society organ brought forta strong talk. The motion was opposed by Mrs. Donald McLean, and she was also hissed Into her seat, but. taking the platform, she made her explanations Und won her point. The evening session was a public one, Mrs. A Howard Hlnkle presiding. Miss Edna Doe opened the programme with a song, and was followed by ten-minute re ports from sixteen of the State regents on the progress of the work accomplished dur ing the last year. Lovlnic Cup for the Indiana. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.-The ladles tt the General Do Lafayette Chapter, Daugh ters of the Revolution, of Lafayette, of which Mrs. Robert Hatcher Is regent, will present a solid silver loving cup of beauti ful design and appropriate inscription tot the officers of the battle ship Indiana. Mrs. Charles Fairbanks and Mrs. Hement Lyman, of Indianapolis, are here attending the session of the association. NEW YORK'S DOG SHOW. Over 1,000 Anlmnln, Some of Them No ted Prize Winners, on Exhibition. NEW YORK, Feb. 13. The twentieth an nual bench show of the Westminster Ken nel Club opened in Madison-square Garden to-day and will be continued until Saturday night. Former exhibitions have begun oa Tuesdays and ended on Fridays. The rule of the American Kennel Club prohibit the confining of the dogs for more than four days, and the management decided to open the show this year one day later than usual In order to take advantage of Washington' birthday, when a large attendance is likely. It was generally supposed that there would be a very considerable falling off of en tries this year on account of the poisoning of King Charles and Japanese spaniels et last year's show. Superintendent Mortimer and all the other gentle me.i who are inter ested 4n the exhibition were agreeably sur prised when it was found that the entries this year, both in number and quality, far exceed those of previous years. In the toy classes, especially, there is a very marked increase. The total number of entries 1 1.C10, made up as follows: Mastiffs, 19; St, Bernards, 113; bloodhounds. 11; Great Danes, 40; Newfoundlands. 4; Rus sian wolfhounds, 8; deerhounds, t; grey hounds, 22; foxhounds, 17; Chesapeake bay dogs, t; pointers, S2; English setters, Irish setters, 55; Gordan setters, 28; spaniels, including Irish, water Clumberileid and cocker, 14S; rough coilies. 111; smooth col lies, 3; bob-tailed English sheep, dogs, &; poodles, 8G; bull dogs, 73; Boston terriers, 8: Bassett hounds, 2; dachhunds. 26: beagles, 4o; fox terriers, smooth and wire, 151; Irisa terriers, 48; black-and-tan terriers. 22; whip pets, 7; white English terriers, 13; Dandle Dinmonts, 6; lJeillngtcn terriers, 18; Scot tish terriers, S3; Skye terriers, 7; Yorkshire terriers, 15; toy terriers, 9; pugs, 21; toy spaniels, 9; Shipperkes, 2: Italian grey hound j, 8; miscellaneous, 20. In the St. Bernard elas the Fpctators, particularly the children, will miss Sir Red! vere, the magnificent specimen that at tracted so much attention in former years, as the big feKow i3 dead. His demise will give a chance to some of the other exhibits, which had no hance whil" Sir Rpdlve re was alive. Mrs. Smyth, of Philadelphia, or Colonel Ruppert, of this city, are very likely to furnish the winners this year. Among the new exhibitors is Richard Croker, who shows Pandora, a tmooth-c jated orange and white St. Bernard. The leading t xhibltors In the mastiff czs9 are Dr. C. A. Iugest, of Boston, and J. L. Winchel, of Fairhaven. Both of these gen tlemen also show English bloodhounds, the former Fhowing a new dog, Simon de Lnud bury and Kaween, while Mr. Winchell is represented by Janon, who made such a favorable Impression on dog fanciers last year. In the weight pointer class George J. Gould is a prominent exhibitor with such pood entries as Lady (lay Spanker and Ridgevlew Comet. The English, Gordon and Irish setters are well to the fore in the number of entries.ar.d perhaps the bst class of all will be that for Irih setter bitches. There are fourteen entries in this class, and eight of them have won hrft prizes. Among the Great Danes will be found a Western dog. Sextu Brutus, who will be p'.tted against Major McKinley, who captured champlonsnip honors last year. A nrw class has been arranged tills year. It (s for French bull dogs, which are smaller and lighter than the English breed, anJ they are all exhibited by ladles. The garden doors will be opened at 9 o'clock each morning, and the show will close at 11 o'clock caca light. Knlffhts of Dixie. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 19 -The Supreme Lodge of the Knights of Dixie met here to-day, with Supreme Commander Hub hard, of Teas. in the chair. This is the first meeting of the Supreme Ixlge fines the foundation of the order, which is th only secret benevolent and fraternal society ever organized south of Mason and Dixon's line. After a very interesting address by the supreme commander. ex-Govcrnor Hub bard, of Texas, the usual committees were appointed. The supreme treasurer then presented his speech. The report Mated that the order's treasury was in a flourishing condition. The loise then adjourned until to-morrow. The local lJge of the Dixie order entertained the visitors at an elab orate banquet to-night. A Consul Trade Suggestion. WASHINGTON. Feb. 19,-If English anl French business houies can aflord to pay their traveling tger.ts cn the isthmus of Panama Ji2.VJ a year, including expenses, why cannot American firms do as well. Is the question put by United Statts Consul general Vifqualn, at Panama, in a report to the State Department treating of the unsatisfactory rate of progress maJe by American In obtr.lnlng Lusiness on the Isthmus. The Consul-general saya that this cannot be done by correspondence and he suggests that our merchants, by combina tion, maintain a house of fumpls at Pan ama, where their goods may be pcen by the rx-ople and ordered through a resident agent. No Store Civil Service. ANNAPOLIS. Mi. Feb. 19. The House of Representatives to-diy practically killed civil service reform la Maryland by pasalng the Bruce bill, with a clause attached refer ring the whole matter to a vote of th people at the election In November. A bitter fight was made aftalr:t the Mil. and the reference clause was Ucrirned to till tt