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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1895.
INDIANA FOR GOLD SOl-n-MOKV DEMOCRACY DEVEL OPS AMAZIAG STHEXGTII. rvcKldenliul Elector lieeley, of Top ocratic Ticket, Uculscns and Join Gold Dugs. FOR A NEW STATE TICKET O. M. PACKAIID, OF PLYMOUTH, GIVES STRONG REASONS FOR IT. Sliivcl.v, Galicrnatorial Candidate, One of tlic .Most l'ernlntent Advo cates of Free Silver. THE DELEGATES AT LARGE MESSRS. JtOIUXSOX, FORD, XOYKS AMJ COR RE, INDIANA'S BIG FOUR. TaKKart ClianeM SilverlteN Array from the Hotel Kencb. and Piel Leave Popocrat Committee. I "How about Indiana?" Is the rather anx ious inquiry that one hears upon all sides from incoiiing delegates frcm ether States There seems to be a great deal of anxiety outside concerning the situation in this Btate, arising largely from the fact tfiat Indiana has almost always been a closo fita.e and is usually regarded as peculiarly susceptible to a cheap-money agitation. In this campaign its fifteen electoral votes re put in the doubtful column by the men who make ligures at the various national headquarters, and "inside information" upon the political situation here is eagerly Bought. "Indiana is all right," is the reply given by those familiar with the affairs in the Btate. While the Iiepubllcan silver senti ment was fairly strong in this State before the St. Louis convention, since the issues liave been made up and the united Repub lican organization of the t5tate nas got to work in the distribution of literature, in the holdlr.f? of public meetings, in the organiza tion of clubs and in the work of personal solicitation and argument, the Republican Silver sentiment has been disappearing like diw before the morning sun. It never was strong enough with any large number of Republicans, to bring them to the point of intrusting the reins of government to an irresponsible individual like Bryan, backed and controlled by such men as Altgeld, Tillman, Stone and the revolutionary sen timents they stand for. On the other hand, the National Demo cratic movement in Indiana has assumed a dignity and strength that has amazed its promoters. Starting, as it did, with little knots of business men in the cities and towns, it has spread to the rural districts, lintil now it claims a large followir.g among the farmers of the country, as well as among the business men, mechanics and la borers of the city. If there Is any danger of Mr. Bryan carrying Indiana the various political committees of this State are cer tainly very badly fooled in their inside es timates. A SEPARATE STATE TICKET. O. M. Packard Teli Why Indiana Democrats Should Have One. Orlando M. Packard, of Plymouth, Na tional bank examiner, and alternate dele gate at large, was circulating' actively in the lobbies of the hotels all day yesterday. Mr; Packard was almost the first in north ern Indiana to publicly register his oppo sition to the Populistic Chicago platform Bnd candidates. He is actively engaged iri advocating among the Indiana State dele grates and Indiana sound-money men gener ally the propriety and necessity of a sep arate State, congressional and legislative ticket in Indiana. His district convention at South Bend (Shiveley's home), 2fith ult., unanimously adopted a resolution to that effect, which was presented by Mr. Pack ard at the request of leading sound-money Democrats of that district. Interviewed upon the subject by a Journal reporter last, evening, Mr. Packard said: "The sentiment and demand in the Thir teenth district for a separate ticket is well near unanimous. We feel there is a prin ciple at stake in this matter. To be sure, the State candidates will, if elected, have nothing directly 'to do with legislation, but they are cur enemies and are, of course, giving them aid, comfort and encourage ment in this miserable surrender of Demo cratic principles as a last resort to win a victory, which, if attained, would be tem porary only. Three of them (one my per sonal friend) are known to be gold-standard men. placed there by a so-called State convention In the hope to mollify the gold utandurd advocates. We feel, with all due respect to these gentlemen, that they are stultifying themselves by thus accepting nominations upon a platform they do not commend. It is further insisted that Mr. Shiveley, the Populistic candidate for Gov ernor, is the man. above all others in In diana, to whom the true Democrats of this State are indebted for this wild assault upon sound money, the Supreme Court, the civil-service laws, the studied condemna tion of a Democratic President for having maintained the national credit in the only way left rim. and last, but not least, the quasi indorsement of mob law in the gre; t railroad riots of 1S94. ' He it was who was appointed in 1S95 as the executive member in Indiana of the so called American Bimetallic League, and who actively and persistently advocated throughout the State the adoption of this pernicious financial doctrine. There are able men in my district to pit against him for the governorship of this great common wealth, such as ex-Congressman George Ford, of South Bend (Shiveley's own homer ex-Judge Daniel NoyeB, of LaPorte, and ex-Congressman O. G. Conn, of Elkhart, all of whom are taking an active part in this campaign as honest-money Democrats While I cannot speak for these gentlemen. I feel that neither of them would refuse a call to duty. I shall advocate a separate ticket before the meeting of our State cen tral committee next Thursday, and hoje the proposition will be adopted. I tell you the men connected with this movement are grimly in earnest. A month ago we were sneered at and ridiculed, but in the short space of three weeks pur enemies' sneers and ridicule have been supplanted by fear In thirty days the cry of our misguided brethren will be 'Help me, Cassius. or I sink. SILVERITES SQUELCHED. Allen W. Clark AVan Here, but Ta Ifart Sent Him Home Monday MrIiI. It Is amusing to watch the efforts of the rppocratlc managers and candidates to head off the movement for a National Democratic State ticket in Indiana. The original silver howlers are kept in the background as much as possible. Shively has not been near since the convention crowd began to gather and they havri suc ceeded in keeping "Dave" Allen in Frank fort. Allen W. Clark, "king of all the oush," appeared at the Grand Monday ever;rx but Holt took him ofT in a corner and told him to keep his mouth shut and he meekly obeyed and went homo the next morning. The awful Bridges turned up at the Grand Monday, but n was soon given a tip that he was not wanted and took the hint; Smith Myers likewise. The irrepres sible Cadi and the uncontrollable Humus Stewart are the oiil" wild men of Borneo thev have been unalJe to choke off, and Uiwse two statesmen hold dqwa cushioned chairs at the Grand and occasionally ask n Renublfcan "how much this snap is cost ing Mark Hanna." They do not seem to aooreciate the humor in the query when thev talk about Perry Belmont. Roswell P. Flower. J. C: Bullitt and like Demo crats being purchasable. But the men who are put forward by the Popocrats in this emergency are such original gold bugs . as Sterling Holt, Thomas Taggart. Joseph T. Fanning and Morgan Cnandler. These men are much In evidence and the wav Joe Fanning button holes his personal friends among the gold bugs and loves them to death is a bit pathetic. Joe Fanning takes the situation fo much to heart that he even grows angry and swears great big cuss words at people who twit hi.u about it. But he is there, night and day. and the moment S. O. Pickens. John T. Dye, or any of the rest of these dreadful gold men appear in the lobby of the Grand Joe is at his side in a minute making him think he is the very best 'friend he ha3 on earth and teliing him there is no use of making a further split in the partv. for if t..?ey will only refrain from nominating a State ticket all will be forgiven and they can get right together as soon as this cruel war is over. FOR THE STATE. Robinson, Ford, Noses and Cobbe Se lected for Delegates at Large. The Indiana delegation met at the State committee rooms, in the Lcmcke Block, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, with all the delegates and alternates present ex cept those from the First district, who did not arrive until noon. Chairman Pickens, of the State committee, was selected as temporary chairman, and George McDon ald was made secretary of the delegation. At the district meetings, Aug. 2G, power was given, to the delegates then elected to elect the delegates at large and nominate electors at large. The only business trans acted yesterday was the election of dele gates and alternates at large, as follows: Delegates at Large Judge John C. Robin son, oi Spencer, Owen county; ex-Congressman George Ford, South Bend, St. Jo seph county; Judge Daniel F. Noyes, L.a. Porte, LaPorte county; Benjamin F. Cobbe, Bartholomew county. Alternates at Large Charles G. Renner, Martinsville, Morgan county; O. M. Pack ard, Plymouth, Marshall county; Frank Janes, Klwood, Madison county; Frank A. Skelton, Terre Haute, Vigo county. The election of the first three of these delegates at large was foreshadowed in yesterday's Journal. All of them are men who have been prominent in the Demo cratic politics of the State. Mr. Cobbe is one of the most substantial farmers cf Bartholomew county, and served a term in the State Legislature. The delegation adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock this morn ing, when the delegates at large will also be present and the following selections will be made: Chairman of the delegation. Vice president of the convention. Member of the committee on rules and organization. Member of the committee on credentials. Member of the committee on resolutions. Member of the national committee. There has been little discussion as to who shall fill these various places, but it is practically certain that John R. Wilson will be re-elected to the national commit tee. He is also talked of by some of the delegates as the proper man for the reso lutions committee, and Messrs. Robinson and Ford are also freely mentioned in this connection. After the meeting. was over most of the delegates remained to compare notes of the work in their various dis tricts and tell each other what they thought of the situation in Indiana. Un less they are greatly deceived the move ment is gaining very rapid headway throughout this State, and it seems to be accomplishing more in those districts where the Popocrats and Populists have fused on congressional candidates. This is particularly true Iri the Ninth district, where, as J. S. Nave declared yesterday, even a large number of the silver Demo crats are declaring that they will not vote for Cheadle, the Populist candidate, who was indorsed by the Democratic conven tion through the machinations of Capt. D. F.-Allen, of Frankfort. The conference of the delegation yester day gave a considerable impetus to the movement for a State ticket. In mixing with the delegates from other States the Indiana delegates find a strong sentiment amung the National Democrats toward having a State ticket in all the central States that are considered fighting ground. Illinois, Michigan and Missouri have led the way, Wisconsin and Minnesota are sure to follow, and there is a feeling that Indi ana should do likewise and make this fight all alons the line. i THEIR TROUBLES GROWING. Keach nnd Piel Leave the Democratic Committee Elector Resigns. Troubles are thickening about the head of Sterling R. Holt, chairman of the Popo crat ic State committee. Yesterday Mr. Keach. whose defection was noted in yes terday's Journal, sent in his resignation as a member of Chairman Holt's executive committee. In his letter he said: 'After careful thought and close consid eration of the political situation, I have decided to resign my position as a member of the executive committee. I am ex tremely sorry that after years of close as sociation with the regular Democratic or ganization that our party has arrived at a point where I must choose between a minority advocating Democratic principles, as I understand them, and led by the men 1 have followed all my life, or follow a majority that has repudiated the Democrat ic national administration and now advo cates what I believe are undemocratic prin ciples. Having made up my mind to ca.st mv lot with the minority I feel that it is but just to you that I hand in my resigna tion, which I hereby do. I also wish to thank you for your kindness in honoring me when making up your committee and to express regret that the situation makes this step necessary." It developed yesterday that Charles F. Piel., jr.. another member of Mr. Holt's committee, sent in his resignation over a week ago, declaring that he could not sub scribe to the Chicago platform or assist in the election of Bryan. To make things a. little bit "merrier William E. Keelcy, of Valparaiso, the presidential elector from the Tenth disi'ict nominated on the Popo cratic ticket, yesteruay sent in his resig nation, declaring that if elected he could not with a clear conscience vote for Mr. Bryan in the Electoral College and did not care to remain cri the ticket under fal.se pretenses. Eight Coaches from Pern, That Democratic sound-money club of Peru, which the Sentinel has so persistent ly claimed did not exist except in the mind of the Journal correspondent, will come to the convention this morning- in a special train of eight coaches. These eight coaches may come down here filled with ghosts and men who are really not in existence, but the Feru band., which will come also, will make music and the people of this city will be hypnotized into the belief that the ghosts of dead men are really living and marching people and are here for a purpose. , The train will leave Peru at 7 o'clock and will reach here between 9 and 10 o'clock. A telegram last night said that it seemed likely that the train would have no vacant seats and many would be stand ing. Thus do the ghosts walk and give the lie to another of the Sentinel s fake sto ries. Cleaning Up for the Visitors. Every street in the central portion of the city was Hooded and washed last night by a squad of men under the direction of the street commissioner, and as a consequence the city is In a clean condition for the many visitors. All business at market to morrow must be completed before 9 o'clock and the street cleared of all wagons and stands. This is to give the men time to clean up the market p!ace and vicinity be fore time for the convention to convene in their morning session. The whole down town district will again be Hushed to-morrow morning and the market square will be left until last in order to give the mar keters time to remove their stock. Hie Hard Life of an African Il.iby. E. J. Glave. In the Century. I note at Chikwa's that the Jit tie baby strapped to his mother's back has a rough-and-tumble time of it, but takes it all good naturedly, and one hears very little crying in the villags. The mother goes to the fields with baby on her back, bobs about for hours in the hot sun. weeding, hoeing and doing general gardening; carries huge jars of water on her head; scrapes him repeat edly as she bends and enters the narrow, low coorways of native huts; gives him a thorough shaking as she vigorously pounds corn with a long wooden pestle: takes him by the wrist, ducks him in the stream till he is nearly suffocated, and then spreads him on a mat to dry. THE GENERALS MEET TIIEX THE XATIOXAL TICKET SHOOK IIAXDS WITH ITSELF. A rreity Scene When the Old War Horses, Drags and Dackner, Were Droaght Together. A HAPPY BENEDICTION XO SILVER IX THE CAMPAIGN BUT THAT OX THE TWO HOARY HEADS. The Old Soldiers Pass Compliments Kentucky and Wisconsin Joined in' Rousing Cheers. MR. BRECKINRIDGE'S VIEWS HE TELLS WHY CARLISLE WOULD NOT DO AS A CANDIDATE. Kentucky Xot Encouraging the Wat terson Movement, Which Is Still on the Toboggan Slide. No prettier scene ever occurred at a con vention than that which was witnessed in the Wisconsin headquarters at Room 41, Denison House, last night, when a large number of the Kentucky delegation escort ed General Buckner to call upon General Bragg. Most of the Wisconsin men were in the room and the Kentuckians were given a hearty welcome. The two veterans who will lead the National Democrats in this campaign met face to face for the first time since they had fought like tigers upon opposing sides in the civil war. Neither had ever known what fear was and each had long ago conceived for the other that warm admiration that courage inspires in a brave man. As Judge John F. Lockett, of Kentucky, was about to in troduce the two men General Bragg ad vanced with outstretched hand. "I hardly think an Introduction neces sary. General," said he. "We have never known each other before, but we -do now." "Yes," replied General Buckner, grasping the proffered hand, "we do now, but I have seen the time when I should not have liked to be this close to you." "And I have seen the time when I was nearly this close and would have much preferred to be further away," returned General Bragg. "But those times are long past. We are t'ogether without danger now and I hope it may always be so." And the two white haired veterans shook hands again. There was nothing but pleasure in the scene and yet the robust men who stood about somehow felt a lump in the throat and an inclination to fpree back a symp tom of tears. A touch of humor broke the j pathos of the meeting when Judge Lockett stepped upon a chair and. placing a liand upon the snow white head of each of the generals, remarked: "Gentlemen, all the silver we want, in this campaign may be found upon 'these venerable heads." With hearty cheers for "Bragg and Buckner," the meeting broke up in a gen eral handshaking. A POPULAR CHARACTER. Picturesque Buckner Warmly Greet ed Kentucky and Watterson. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner stood a few feet from the doors of the dining room of the Denison at S o'clock last night. His tall, commanding figure is slightly stooped with age and his fine, silky white hair falls profusely over his neck. His smile is per petual. At 8 o'clock he was trying to make his way across the intervening few feet to supper. He had just left a pretty Ken tucky woman and her husband when a re porter sought a few words with him. The old gentleman was the center of all glances in that vicinity and the people noted the old-style deferential manners of the Ken tuckian as he talked to the lady. "General, may I have a few minutes' chat with you about convention affairs?" the General was asked. "Why, certainly," replied Geneial Buck ner. "I shall' be glad to why, my old friend, how are you?" and a hand was shot into the Kentuckian's. It was a man from Georgia greeting the General. Then others crowded in and the Kentuckian was busy for four minutes exchanging greetings. "Now, what was it you would like to know?" turning to the reporter. "Oh, yes, you wanted me ah, I am glad to see you, sir," and this time it was a delegate from the East. A dozen hands passed in suc cession into the broad palm of the distin guished man. It was after acknowledging the compliments of a dozen or so men that the General had an opportunity to turn his head about to the interviewer, but it was useless for him to attempt to talk about the convention then. Too many people wanted to have a .passing handshake. It was fully thirty minutes before he could make his way to the dining room, and he was dreadfully hungry, as he admitted at the time. Occasionally some Kentuckian would reach over and whisper in his ear. "I am in the hands of my friends," was his reply in nearly every case. General Buckner told several of the Ken tucky delegates that if they want to sup port Mr. Watterson for the presidency or if they think it would be best for Ken tucky to take the first instead of the sec ond honor he would step aside. It is re called that soon after the Watterson inter view appeared in New York General Buck ner declared that Mr. Watterson ought to be nominated by the sound-money Demo crats for the presidency. This was after the Kentucky convention had indorsed Gen. Buckner, The delegates, however, are not disposed to drop General Buckner. One of them was asked last night how the State would vote on the first ballot, when the name of Mr. Watterson was sure to be before the convention. 'I am sure I do not know what the State will do," said he. "It is very embarrassing for us. Our delegation will determine this morning how to act. It is quite probable that the vote of the State will be split up despite the fact that Mr. Watterson's name is before tne convention." A West Virginian stated last night that Watterson would not get a vote in the convention from that State. These West Virginia delegates were anxious to revive the first boom for Vilas. Editor Knott, of the Louisville Post, said last night that Kentucky was thoroughly loyal to Buckner. "I think the party pre fers Buckner for second place to Watter son for first place on the grounds, at least, that it would be better to have a Ken tuckian who has evoked no antagonism. You know very well a man cannot be in the newspaper business very long, particu larly in an editorial capacity, without mak ing enemies. We have too much at stake in Kentucky this election and must put forward the man that will draw the most support." MR. BRECKINRIDGE ARRIVES. He Is for Anybody Provided Bnckner - n Place on the Ticket. Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, arrived last evening and was immed.'ately surrounded at the Denison House by a crowd of people, with all of whom he chat ted pleasantly. No man who is attending the convention has excited greater curios- lty upon the part of the people here or a greater desire to see him than Colonel Breckinridge. "It wouM be difficult to predict," said he in reply to a question, "just how much of a following the movement will have In Kentucky. It depends in large measure upon the character and popularity of the ticket nominated here. If it should prove to be Bragg and Buckner or Vilas and Buckner or Flower and Buckner we shall poll from SO.OuO to 40,000 votes in Kentucky. Governor Buckner on the ticket would help us very much in Kentucky. He is a strong man with our people. Personally, I should be Inclined to be for Bragg, for I served in Congress with him and admire him greatly." "How about Carlisle?" was asked. "Mr. Carlisle is one of the very great est men we have in this country. He has made, I think, the best and strongest state ment of this currency question yet made. But his nomination by this convention would be tantamount to the nomination of Mr. Cleveland. If. Mr. Cleveland had a month ago swung the administration to the support of this movement this might be all right, but he remained silent, and while we admire him greatly, we have no reason to take up all his battles." "What is the situation in regard to the sound-money movement among the Demo crats of Kentucky?" "It is all chaos there yet. A great deal de pends upon the action of this convention. If the right kind of a ticket is put forth the gold-standard Democracy wlil poll a large vote. As a member of the Kentucky delegation, I hope to see Kentucky act as a unit . in all matters which come before the convention." "What is your idea of the platform?" "I believe that it is safe to leave that to the hands of the members of the committee appointed for the purpose. I do not think it is likely that forty men can be chosen from this representative gathering who would offer resolutions which we cannot aU agree upon. In fact, we are all agreed, and it is merely a matter of expressing our views. We are all true Democrats, and I am willing to indorse in advance the action of the committee." "What will be the permanent effect of this movement?" "It will accomplish the perpetuation of the Democratic party as a separate or ganization, instead of a fusion party, and by the time of the next presidential elec tion this will be the Democratic party, rep resenting the unbroken succession of the party and maintaining the principles and policies of the party." "What do you think will be the present effect of the movement?" "It will consolidate the sound-money ele ment of Democracy in the sound-money or ganization." Colonel Breckinridge did not like the next question which was asked him whether the movement would result in the election of McKinley, but when asked in a modified form who, in his opinion., would be elected, he said: "McKinley. I have had no hope for the election of a Democratic President since' the election of the Fifty-fourth Congress. I would bj unwilling to say that I thought Bryan's defeat would be directly traceable to this sound-money movement in the Dem ocratic party. I believe he would be de- feated anyway." THE ARMENIAN OUTBREAK. The Turks Are Bn.rbarona, bat Xot Wholly to Blame. Philadelphia Record. Armenia in ancient days Included the upper valleys of the Euphrates, Tigris, Aras and Kur, and was . about 500 miles long and between 400 and 500 miles in width. In the changes and revolutions of centuries this territory has been distributed between Turkey, Russia and Persia. The Turkish portion of Armenia com prises tne territory west of the Euphrates the districts of Bitlis and Van and the three vilayets or governments of Erzeroum, Mamouret-ul-Aziz and Diarbe kir. The situation of the Armenians under Russia is vastly different from their situa tion under Turkey. In the one case they enjoy security of person and property, and the honor of their families Is protected; in the other the late massacres and outrages have shocked the civilized world. But let us be just to the Turk. And. in order to be just, we must consider his diffi culties. We must also consider the condi tion of the Armenians themselves. In Turkish Armenia they were supposed be fore the late disturbances to number one million souls. The remaining portion of their race is dispersed, like the Jews, over the face of the earth. This remaining por tion numbers a million and a half. Their dream their passion is Armenian auton omy. They have their revolutionary com mittees in important European centers, and their efforts are incessant to accom plish their object. They, li ope ,to coerce the powers to intervene aria to compel the Turk to surrender his Armenian provinces to the Armenian. These scattered Armen ians who stir the fires of revolution are in all the great capitals of Europe and in all the great commercial cities of the Mediterranean. The telegraph and the press are open to them. With quick in telligence and vivacious unscrupulousness they till the ear of the world with their complaints and their descriptions of Turkish cruelty and misrule. The Turk, meanwhile, is unheard. How incited, how goaded "with most sharp oc casions, which lay nice manners by." the world knows nothing. It hears only of his bloody suppressions; of his quick and mer ciless reprisals. The Armenian revolution ary committees, at a safe distance them selves, now call upon Europe to interpose, and give their bleeding countrymen free dom. Of course the Turkish administration is bad. but it is not so much the Turks di rectly as the Kurds and the Circassians that have committed the artocitles which have so aroused our sympathies and our indignation. What deeds have been done by the Armenians, incited thereto by their countrymen in other parts of the world, and what share those deeds had in bring ing on murder and pillage, the world is little likely to know. The recent outbreak at Galata. and the seizure of the Ottoman Bank by the Armenians shows the disposi tion and daring of thc-ir revolutionary leaders. They could not expect to succeed and they well knew the loss of life that would surely follow their failure. But they must attract the attention of Europe. They must create a situation that would compel the interposition or the powers. That the Armenians, a, people distinct from the Turks in race and religion, with a national character well nigh as marked as that of the Jews, and tracing their his tory back to the time of Herodotus, or even earlier, should yearn for autonomy and self-rule is easily understood. But it shoutd also be recalled that their country has been a province of Turkey for ages and that Turkey could not he expected to give it up without a struggle. The complaint of the world is that rhe employs barbaric and savage methods i u suppress or avenge disaffection, and that complaint has en listed the sympathies of mankind on behalf of her virtues. The Newspaper's Duty. Philadelphia Ledger. In reply "to a complaining friend," who thinks we give too much space to the say ings and doings of Mr. Bryan and the Sil ver party, the Ledger is obliged to say that in respect to its publication of the political news it cannot stop to consider whether it is Republican or Populist-Democratic news; all it can do consistently with its under standing of Its duty to the public is to ascertain if the news be authentic, and if it be of such public interest to warrant its publication. The Ledger cannot suppress news merely because it does not agree with its own opinions; these latter will be found distinctly set forth in our editorial columns, not in our news columns. The present po litical campaign is one of the most impor tant, momentous and interesting of any since the close of the war of the rebellion. Appreciating that fact, the Ledger has made arrangements to secure all news of value growing out of it; not only Repub lican, but Populist-Democratic news. The Ledger proposes to be a faithful, exhaus tive daily chronicler of the events of the presidential campaign, and to be absolute ly fair in the collection, editing and pre sentation of the news. The truth will not hurt, but help the cause that Is right, which, in this instance, is the cause of national honor. of sound, stable money. The Ledger Is not a political organ; it is a newspaper, and it will f ronT now until the day of election make its news columns an epitome of the principal events and conduct of the con test. White doing that fairly and tully it will frankly and explicitly declare, in the proper place, its convictions in favor of an honest, sound national financial policy. Little Time for Vountehunks. Philadelphia Record. Mr. Tiliman, of South Carolina, who has had no chance, to make an exhibition of his manners since the Chicago convention has tried to make one by ciialh-nging ex President Iiarrision to a joint debate. The likelihood is that Tiliman will have to hire his own hall and confine hmself to his solo performance, of which the country is growing very weary. Mr. Harrison has lit tle time for mountebanks. Improving Talks. Larks. "Smart woman. Jones's wife." "Whv'" "Found she talked in her sleep; studied awhile, and now she lectures him all night without disturbing her own slumbers'" Their Ideal. Philadelphia Ledger. The Populists will not be happy until they can plant potatoes and dur uo silver dollars. More Medical value in a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla than in any other preparation. More skill, more care, more expense in manu facture. It costs proprietor and dealer More but it costs the consumer less, as he gets more doses for his money. More curative power is secured by its peculiar combination, proportion and process. More wonderful cures effected, more testimon monials, more sales and more increase. Many more reasons why you should take y Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier. AH druggists. $l. j r'i i are tne onlY P'"s to take liOOd S FllIS with Hood's SarsaK-U, JOHN I. BLAIR, AGED 94 BORX IX 1802, HE HAS SHIFTED FOR HIMSELF" SINCE HE WAS 14. He Is Now Worth from $30,000,000 to ?50,0OO,0OO, and Is Spending His Old Age in Siaiplicity. Blairstown (N. J.) Letter in New York Times. Ninety-four years ago to-day John Insley Blair saw the light of the world on a farm two miles below Belvidere, in this State. Friends began to call on him before 10 o'clock this morning, and congratulations were pressed upon him, in person and by messenger and post until after nightfall. It had been intended to hold a public dem onstration in Mr. Blair's honor, but he would not Consent. He does not go out of the house often now, and spends most of the time in sleeping. He is especially Interested in politics and enjoys having the papers read to him. Mr. Blair, who is reputed to be vorth from $30,000,000 to $50,000,000, was compelled by the death of his father to shift for him self from the time he was fourteen, and to contribute to the keeping of his mother, seven brothers and three sisters. He worked as a boy and young man seven years in a store kept by a kinsman. He then removed to what is now Blairstown, then in a half wilderness, and opened a little general store of his own with a few hun dred dollars he had saved and borrowed. John L. Blair prospered then and always since. He soon had two stores, then three, four, five, and presently a dozen. He ac cumulated a capital by trading and land dealing. This capital he used in railroad building, chiefly in Iowa and Nebraska His general inan was to build a iine through a partially developed section, per suade the peopie aiong the line to subsidize it by issuing county and city bonds suffi cient, or nearly sufficient, to buiiu tne road, the work being done by a construction com pany which was owned by Mr. Blair. Bonds would be issued on the work done and stoc-K equal in amount to the bond wou.d be turned over to Mr. Blair as the com pany. BROUGHT HIS BOND ALONG. Mr. Blair has been president of sixteen railroads, and in this business he made his extraordinary fortune. It is chiefly ia mines, lands, railroad shares and govern ment bonds. An instance of his command over immense sums of money or things immediately convertible into cash occurred in a suit, of his former partner, John B. Alley, for $2,500,000. Mr Blair was not ready when the case came to trial, and requested an adjourn ment. The corps of lawyers on each side argued., and in the end the judge granted a postponement, but ordered that a bond double the amount of the alleged claim should be filed. "The bond required will be $3,000,000, I unders and," said Mr. Blair. Mr. Alley's chief h. torney immediately assured Mr. Blair tl.t he had not overstated the amount. "I supposed that something of that sort woAld be required." replied Mr. Blair, "and I brought it alont;-" Mr. Biair opened a black bag and handed the judge $5,000,000 in government bonds. "These will do, I suppose?" he said. "I think so," responded the judge, when he had finished counting one hundred $30,000 bonds. "But," the jude added, "I shall make you custodian of them with the dis tinct understanding that none of them snail be used while a part of the bond." "Your Honor need not fear that," said Mr. Blair. "These bonds are some that I shall have no use for while this matter is pending." Mr. Blair, until recently, walked all rea sonable distances. When, however, he needs a vehicle, he has harnessed up an aged nag to a chaise that was plain when it was new in the seventies. His only son lives in sumptuous style at Belvidere. He has eight horses in his stables and handsome equip ages. "Why is it, Mr. Blair," a friend asked the old gentleman, "that your son rides in a fine turnout while you jog along like this?" 'Well, you see, I never had the ad vantage of a rich father,' he said, dryly. Mr. Blair has taken an occasional ven ture in politics, and in 18136 was Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey. A taci understanding seemed to exist that he was to furnish the cash, and the politicians would do the rest. He was badly beaten. He took his defeat good-humoredly, and said that it reminded hini of the man who drove a lot of hos from St. Louis, where hogs were low, to Chicago, where they were high. "Before my Western friend got to Chi cago with his hogs," said Mr. Blair, "the hog market had twisted around so that swine were higher in St. Louis than in Chicago. The man said that he didn't make much money out of tho transaction, but he had the society of hogs. "Well," added Mr. Blair. "I am like that fellow. I haven't been elected Governor, but I have had the society of the hogs." A KEEN BUSINESS MAN. Mr. Blair was never known to have been bested in a business transaction but once. About twelve years ago he determined to invest some money in Kansas City real estate. In looking over the field he fell in with a sharp, pushing real estate speculator named Shafer. To all appearances Shafer was a man after the millionaire's own heart, and so he engaged him to secure every piece of unimproved property in and near Kansas City that could be bought at a reasonable figure. Having completed his arrangements with Shafer. Mr. Biair returned East, and when ever Shafer purchased a piece of real es tate he would write to his employer for the amount he had agreed to pay, and Mr. Blair would send him a draft. Things ran along smoothly for several months, and then one day Mr. Blair received informa tion that made him pack his va'ise and start for Kansas City without delay. Once in Kansas City, it did not take him long to find out that Shafer had swindled him from the first. If Shafer bought a lot for $5,0X he wouM write to Mr. Blair to send him $3,000. and in this way he had already made a comfortable fortune out of the o'il man. After learning how he had been vic timized, Mr. B air lost no time in having Shafer arrested. Then Shafer tri d to frighten Mr. Blair, but his threats only made him more, determined than ever. The affair caused great excitement in Kansas Citv. but Mr. Blair stuck to his text, and after a while Shafer became so desperate that he hired a desperado to kilt Mr. Blair, but he was unsuccessful Shafer agreed to restore the money he had stolen if Mr. Blair would withdraw the criminal charges, but the latter de clined this proposition and left Kansas City with Shafer under heavy bonds, air. Blair's relatives urged him to settle the case, inasmuch as Shafer was repentant and willing to restore all he had stolen, but his reply was: "Do you suppose I would settle with that scoundrel now on any condition whatever? Not by a jugful! The wretch tried to get a ruffian to kill rae out there, and the wretch came plague" near doing it, too. and if it cost me an even million, I will hang to Shafer till I see him behind the bars of the State prison.' Shafer was convicted, and pending a new trial he forfeited his bonds and has not been seen in Kansas City since. Mr. Blair has handsomely endowed an academy at Blairstown, which bearB his o o o o o o o 3 Away with the Old ! In with the New ! The season for changing1 one's garments is here, and we are prepared for it as never helore. Nearly everybody, men and boys, will wear plaid suits this fall. The ultra nobby styles are the fly front coats and vests in large plaid patterns ; . ' o Boys School Suits At $1.50, 82, $3, $3.50, $4, 85 and 80; a large line of all styles in the various prices, all new goods, new designs and new prices much lower than ever. "The Hays" is the finest hat made. We guarantee it to wear one year and hold its purity of color. The new fall style is an exclusive design, which is des tined to be very popular and can only be .bought at the MODEL o o We show a handsome variety of Hats at $1.00, $1.98, $2.50 and $3.00. Fall Underwear, Neckwear, Shirts. Etc. name, and has also founded professorships In Princeton and Lafayette Colleges, be sides contributing generously to the sup port of a number of Wf-stern colleges, not ably those along the lines of railway built by him. He established the big foundry works here. Many of the people of this place depend on the industries which he estab lished for a livelihood, and thy all think very highly of Mr. Blair. The town is named after him. THE LADOIUVG MAX AM) SIL.YKH. A Discussion of tlie Qnentlon from a Worklneman'M Standpoint. W. C. B. Harrison, in. Goshen Post. With all that has been written and preached on the chief issue of the pres ent campaign I have yet to find one lucid reason why a laboring man should vote for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. The voter is met with the bald statement that his condition is to be greatly benefite'l by the enact ment into law of the Chicago platform, and the farmer and laboring man are to be especially favored by such legislation. This claim is attractive enough te arrest atten tion and should br investigated. If there is a class on earth that should understand fully the propositions advanced by the po litical parties it is the one that toils. There is but one position in this country where all men meet on a common level and that is at the ballot box. It is here that a man expresses his political sentiment and votes to bring about that which he believes to be best for him and his country. The la boring man is asked to vote for m-a who stand pledged to carry out the Chicago platform and the piatform adopted at St. ixmis. If Mr. Bryan is elected we will have our monetary system changed by the free coinage of silver. If Mr. McKinley is successful our financial laws will remain the same as they have been for over twenty years. It will require no study to understand the money question from a Re publican standpoint. No changes are pro posed by that party, but the Democratic party proposes radical changes. Acting on the theory that values can be created by legal enactment they propose to take away the limit of volume to our currency and coin into dollars free of expense all the silver bullion brought to the government mints at a ratio of sixteen parts of silver to one of gold. Or in other words, they propose to take 53 cents' worth of silver and coin into a dollar worth 100 cents. It Is an old scying that you "cannot create something out of nothing, but this Is what the Democratic party proposes to do. Here then, is a difference of 47 cents in the value of silver bullion of the required weight to make a lfl-to-1 dollar and the dollar itself. Somebody must make good to the man with the silver bullion this 4, cents If the silver dollar is to be main tained at its present purchasing power un der free coinage, and thesilver advocates say it will, who is to make good the dis crepancy? Is it not the producer.' And who is the producer? ..a i . Vi . n n -i to n. sure. "Yes but isn't the laboring man s dollar worth'iust ns much as the rich man's dol lar under free coinage?" asks the silver advocate. Btb"-a"rea moment. How much silver bullion has the laborer to have coined into dollars? He hasn't any. has lie! All h; l as Is his day's work. Can he take 53 cents' worth of labor to the mint and ex change it for 100 cents' worth of money? No. nobody will claim he can do that Thore is one thlnrr he can do. though. He will take 100 cents' worth of labor into the market and sell it for 53 cents under free co.'.Ye5e'but the price of labor will raise," .s1 may' ftrinlme. but It will be a good while doing it. It ;wlll not rise in value as quickly as the silver bullion will in the hands of the man who has it to be coined imo dollars. The man with $2,000 can go to Mexico to-day nnd purchase 4,000 silver dollars. When the mints are thrown open to free coinage he can get them Sfl into Vmerlcan dollars at a profit of K 0W. Can th laboring man take his $2,000 worth of labor to Mexico and exchange it in a like manner? No. he cannot do that. I?ab-or is T commodity which cannot be nlircd on the specuiauvr ai i. " "-- no valuS until it is performed and unfortu nately the laborer can deliver but a day at " time Therefore he is the man who wo, d contribute more than any other to make the silver owner's 53 cents' wortn of bullion worth 100 cents By buying your fabor with his silver dollar he would be enabled to defraud you out cf nearly one- hHf the1" government has the power to create values, and the Democratic party honestly desires to help the farmer and laboring man. why does it not Ux the price of farm products and labor at an Advance of TO per cent.? In this manner the elasses "ought to beneiited would feel the in viiroratlne influence at once. ' f the I'nited States government has the' power to regulate values indepe-nd-"r t of other nations why does it not re duce the bullion value of the gold dollar m ih' t of th" silver dollar and maintain their oaritv utubr free coinage of both motalWat the ratio of 16 to 1.' One preposition is just as logical as the 0tlhlcan't get away from the thought that there Is a whole lot of 'juncomtw in this K.-to-l agitation and as a laboring man I do not take kindly to tae changes in our monetary system proposed by the Demo cratic party. Offloeholtlcr Who Support Ilrynn. Philadelphia Press. Tho evident intention of President Cleve land and the important members of his ad ministration to support the Democratic o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o presidential ticket to be nominated at In dianapolis this week will leave those fed eral office holders who have hurried to the support of Bryan, repudiation and free riot in a most uncomfortable position. They will not expect Mr. Cleveland to retain, them in the public service when they have been in so much haste to array them selves with those who have so directly and by a deliberate vote in the national con vention sought to put an insult upon the administration. Acceptance of Bryan and the Chicago platform is an nooroval of that insult with which Mr. ClVvelund Is not likely to have very much patience. The oest popular sentiment would Justify him in removing from the public service every man who assists in the present assault up on the honor and Integrity of the country. There are a good many of these in Penn sylvania. Hoke Smith has set them nn ex ample for decency. When he concluded to join the raid in behalf of repudiation, against the integrity of the courts and the power of the government to suppress dis order he very properly left the public serv ice. It will be rather surprising if presi dent Cleveland does not see that others also leave that service: and what a fine scattering that would make in Pennsyl vania.' . . A Point Ilrynn Omlln. J Kansas City Journal All of Mr. Bryan's speeches are based on a false assumption. It Is assumed that the hard times which have resulted from the operation of the Wilson tariff bill are the result of an act of Congress passed twen-,t-V,T,throe ears ago. Since the "crime of v?s perpetrated this country has en Joyed its greatest growth and prosperity. In that period its progress was such as to astound the older nations of the earth there had never been anything like It iii the history of the world. This wonderful prosperity was enjoyed under tho gold standard, after silver had been "demon ot. , B,ut tne country was also under a tariff policy which afforded protcctl n to home Industries and gave the farmers a profitable home market. Immediately after the destruction of this tariff, policy by a Democratic Congress times became hard The argument, therefore, that hard timos alie. tJhe ;tsult of the gold standard, under which the country had its greatest pros perity, and not of the low tariff policy, the inauguration of which was at once followed by the loss of prosperity, is unreasonable and unsound. Mr. Bryan should explain why the crime of '7.1 was harmless for twenty years, and then all at once got in its work at such a fearful rate. Hrjan'n Ileiul Tnrnril. Washington Special. It is learned that Chairman Jones, of th national Popocratic committee, is coming Kast in a few days to make arrangements to press the free-silver campaign in New York to the utmost limit. Candidate Bry an has had his head turned by the peopie, curious to see a real, live Popocrat, who have attemk'd his meetings, ami It Is said ho really believes that he can carry New York. 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