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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOUBNAL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1896.
9 WORK OF THE G. A. R. A.XMAL ADDHES3 OP COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IVAN N. WALKEK, And Report of Adjatant-General Ir vln lo lina and Oilier Ollleers 1 the Organisation. MEMBERSHIP IS DECREASING LOSS BY HEATH IN THE YEAH E'D ING JUNE 30 WAS 7,203. DafTalo to Be Next Meeting Place of the Encampment Officer Chosen by Danftbtera of Veterans. ST. PAUL, Sept. 3. It was half-past 10 o'clock this morning when Gen. E.C. Ma son, president of the citizens' comjnittee In charge of the encampment, called the bi?r audience In thes Auditorium to order, and titter a few words of welcome Introduced Mayor Moran, who is himself a veteran, and the formal address of welcome on be half of the city was delivered by the- chief executive. Past Department Commander Fastle, who represented the case of St. Taul to the Louisville encampment, fol lowed in a brief address regarding the promises and their fulfillment for this year's encampment. Previous to coming to order an Indiana delegation presented Commander-in-chief Walker with a handsome floral shield. Admiral Meade occupied a prominent place in the New York delega tion. Among the prominent ex-command-ers-ln-chief present were Robert B. Beatty. of Pennsylvania; A. C. Weissert, of Wis consin; John M. Palmer, of New York; John S. Kounts, of Ohio, and John P. Rea, of Minnesota. After the doors had been closed In execu tive session the opening ritual was gone through with and the committees appoint ed. The reports of officers were then pre sented and read. Commander Walker' Addrens. Following are the main portions of the address delivered by Commander-in-chief Walker: "Comrades Last year the twenty-ninth national encampment met for the first time Bouth of the beautiful river, in the city of Louisville. The hospitality of the people of Kentucky was unbounded, and we can never forget the pordial reception extend ed to us on that occasion. It is a land of brave, generous-hearted, hospitable men and women. I send them your cordial Creetings and Lest wishes for their contin ued prosperity in their old Kentucky home. I sincerely congratulate you upon the fact that our peaceful progress has led us by pleasant paths to the Northern border, and we pitch the tents of the thirtieth national encampment in this beautiful city of the Northwest, on the banks of the 'father of Waters.' where, with united voice, Ave sa lute again our dear country and Its flag, and bless the God of our fathers that it was His good pleasure to permit us to stand'in thp battle for its unity, and to preserve so many of us to be partakers of its later glories. "The total membership of the Grand Army of the Republic is 385,406, of which 340,610 are in good standing and 42,511 are carried on the suspended list for nonpay ment of dues, a decrease in this list during the past year of 7,089. The gain by mus ter during the year was 13,467. In this re capitulation the Department of Pennsyl vania shows a loss of 5,553 members that ha been erroneously carried on the rolls for several years and were counted in the last report. The total loss during the year was 11,400. of which number 7,2'j3 was by death, which is a decrease of 75 from last year. When we take into account the l?rreat. business depression of the year, the lack of employment, and the fact that so many of the veterans are possessed of such a small portion of this world's goods, and the further fact that, owing to age and infirmities, many have been unable to at tend post meetings, and have failed to pay their , dues, our membership has held its own remarkably well. "The report of the quartermaster general shows our finances to be in good condition, and that there has been a reduction in ex penses aside from that..aid out by order of the encampment in fitting up rooms for pur archives and custodian's salary, and in prosecuting the Long pension case." The correspondence between Mr. C. A. Dana, of New York, and the Commander-in-chief regarding the proposed blue and gray parade in New York city was given in detail. While Colonel Walker refused to indorse the proposition as the head of the Grand Army, tho correspondence is fol lowed by this comment: "The innumerable letters and resolutions that came to headquarters strongly indi cated that the position taken was upheld to an overwhelming extent by the en lightened aixl patriotic sentiment, and the project of t;',e proposed parade was aban doned. To the men who fought on the bide of the South and who got through lighting at Appomattox, and who stand with for our common country, its flag und Its institutions, we extend a soldier's hand. We have recently mingled with them and shared their boundless hospital ity at Louisville and Chickamauga. The fraternal feeling between the North and South has been steadily growing for a generation, and the unpleasant memories of the late war will soon be as completely obliterated as were the angry passions of our English ancestors in the great civil conflict, known as the 'War of the Roses.' " PENSIONS AND PAYMENTS. In regard to pensions, the commander said: f i "Early in the session of Congress I asked our pension committee to meet me in Washington, where we had a consultation with the Congressional pension committee, and urgently requested that action be at once taken to stop the illegal suspending and 'sand-bagging' of pensioners that was going on all over the country. The Con gressional committee expressed a willing ness to aid in the matter and ail bills then before Congress were taken up, carefully considered, and such measures of relief as we believed could be passed, were embodied in house bill No. 55-19. known as the 'Piekler Rill.' Our comm'ttee made no recommendations as to sections 1 and 14 of uid bill. There has been some criticism as to the advisability of these two sections, but the other measures of relief embodied in the biU, were of such vital importance to all pensioners and must prove so benefi cial in the administration of pension laws, that J deemed it my duty to urge its im mediate passage, which I did. both to mem bers of Congress, and to the Speaker cf the House, to whom I made a personal appeal. As you are aware, the measure passed the House by a large majority, and is now pending: in the Senate. When this bill be comes the law. as I believe it will at the next session of Congress, the unrest and anxiety among deserving pensioners will eease, as no pension can then be discontin ued except for fraud, clerical error or mis take of fact. We are unalterably opposed to all frauds, and or course want clerical .OTOTx .and mistakes corrected whenever " found. This law, when enacted, will guar antee to the pensioner that security and peace of mind which should come to- him In his declinin,? years. "The payment of all pensions by check through the malls, was also urged upon the Congressional committee. The measure was introduced by .Sir. Overstreet, of In diana, and has become a law. The salutary result, after two pension payments under it. have. I think, proven the wisdom of its . enac t rrent. in saving to pensioners aud their families money from pensions hereto fore lost through temptation.? and weak ness. "In discussing this matter, the question comes forcibly to me, the payment of pen sions from the reveral agencies by mail having proven a success, why cannot all jM'nsions be paid and mailed directly from the Interior or Pension Department at Washington, and by so doing save two thirds of the expense now Incurred in keeping up pension agencies in neurly ev ery important State? It would require but a few hours longer to receive a check through the mail from Washington than it does from the local agency, and would save a vast sum of money that could be applied to pension payments, as an ex Auditor of the Treasury, through whose of fice pension payments are made, and who was one of the most competent men who ever filled the office, informed me when consulted about the matter, that with fifty additional dorks In his department he could readily have paid every pensioner on the rolls. The expense of pension agencies last year was nearly half a million dollars. You can readily estimate the saving that would accrue from such a change, without detriment to the pensioner. "The last encampment directed that a test case be selected embodying the ques tion 'that a pension when once granted be came a vested right, and cannot be dis continued except by due process of law.' The Council of Administration selected the Long case, as they believed that it em bodied the issues which we desired settled. The attorneys of Judge Long were consult ed, and at their request the Hon. James C. Carter was employed to argue the case be fore the Supreme Court of the United States. The case came up for hearing in March, and after considering the matter for some weeks it was not decided, but con tinued for a rehearing in October. I rec ommend that Mr. Carter be continued in the case until the same is decided. WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. "In all of the duties and labors of the year, the Woman's Relief Corps, composed of the loyal women of the land, has been our constant friend and helpmate. I de sire to add my testimony to that which has been frequently given by others in this position, to the loyal and efficient ser vices of this noble auxiliary organization. Abundant in their special work of char ity, helpful in every field of labor, full of patriotic enthusiasm, and happy to share with us the labor and glory of our Grand Army life. It has been my pleasure, dur ing the past year, to meet the national officers at Boston and at many conven tions. I have heard good of it from all quarters; evil from none. I am glad, in this connection, to say a word In ex planation of our attitude towards other or ganizations of women, who seek to be use ful to the Grand Army. To those who have, or will give attention to the record, there can be no question that the national encampment held at Dt nver. in ISM, gave recognition to the Woman's Relief Corps as our auxiliary, and that it has remained silent in such action as to other organiza tions. The great success that has at tended tho Woman's Relief Corps has called into existence other women's or ganizations, and these very naturally have antagonized the older organization in the affections of veterans, until we have the humiliating spectacle of comrades who fought for f it years in the same rile, and whoso comradeship had been cemented in fifty battles, now, at this late day In life, ruthlessly torn asunder because their wives happen to belong to different woman's or ganizations. It Is human nature, and the good book declares 'that a man will leave father and mother and cleave unto his wife,' so this state of affairs will continue until the encampment shall take some ac tion that will finally settle the matter. Hoping to accomplish something in this direction, I apointed a committee of five comrades, composed of past commanders-in-chief, those who had passed through the ordeal, to take up the question and see whether harmony or consolidation could not be brought about and the trouble stopped. This committee will report the result of its efforts, which I trust has been productive of good, and that harmony in the work of these organizations may be secured. "Memorial day was more generally and appropriately observed this year than ever before. Great multitudes of patriotic cit izens gathered under the auspices of our order, in the silent cities of the dead, and with loving hearts and willing hands cov ered the graves of our departed comrades with the sweet flowers of spring. This day, sacred to the memory of the fallen de fenders of the Republic, has become a most impressive and instructive national holiday. So long as the observance of the day is kept in all -of its genuineness and purity, not given up to frivolity and amuse ment, it will Impart to all a truer sense of the obligation resting upon us as citizens. In honoring our dead we increase our de votion to the living, leading us to nobler deeds of fraternity and charity, that shall warm the cold, clothe the naked and feed the hungry. SCHOOL HISTORIES. "It has been aptly said that the public school is the nursery of the State, and It is quite important , that the food therein supplied for the expansion and growth of of the mind of the child should be pure and wholesome, and of such flavor that obedi ence to law and love of country be early imbibed and deeply rooted. Because of the large and ever-increasing number of chil dren of foreign-born parents in our coun try, it is particularly important that the history of our country and its government should be a prominent subject in the cur riculum of all our schools, and that it should be carefully and correctly taught. While it is possible, under our beneficent public school system, that all children may be pupils, yet through the circumstances of the parents, or the inclination of the child, it is shown by statistics that but a small per cent, of the great number who at one time or another attend said schools, ever reach the grade of advanced scholarship. Hence the importance that the first impres sion of this subject gained from the study of primary school histories should be cor rect and patriotic. The subject of the his tory of our country, especially that part that relates to the period of the War for the Union, is one that I consider of the utmost importance, and I can think of no more useful or patriotic work for this great organization of ours to encourage than to see to it that in every department such histories are used in the schools as proper ly respect the spirit of truth and loyalty and justly record the services of our com rades, the soldier-citizens of our land. To this end I heartily commend the work of the Departments of Pennsylvania and In diana, and congratulate them on the good results obtained, and recommend that the work be taken up in ail departments, and suggest the appointment of a committee on school histories, who will supervise the work and report the results to the next national encampment. "We me.t to-day in a true spirit of fra ternity, charity and loyalty. These annual gatherings of the men who rendered loyal, devoted and patriotic services to their coun try in its hour of peril, give renewed strength to patriotism, tend to elevate and adorn our, national character and make us stronger each succeeding year. We meet with no desire to boast of our services in the past. We were citizens before we be came soldiers, and volunteered at the call of our Imperiled Nation, that we might fulfill the highest duties of citizenship, and the lessons we learned amidst the storm of battle made us more mindful of our du ties as citizens. The men who saved the Nation can be depended upon to defend its Integrity and honor when assailed. -The Grand Army stands for the rights of prop erty and the supremacy of the laws. It stands for law, and order, and justice, everywhere and at all times." After paying a high tribute to the late past commsnder-in-chief, ex-Governor Fairchild, the commander-in-chief, con cluded as follows: "Comrades, our work for this year is nearly completed, and in returning to you, unimpaired, the trust your suffrages im posed, I desire to express my profound sense of appreciation. I hope that my ef forts in behalf of our great organization have not been in vain, but that some last ing good has been accomplished. Permit me to again thank you for one of the great est honors of my life, second only to that of being permitted to stand by your side in defending our country in its hour of peril, which service made it possible for me. to become a member of the Grand Arn;y of the Republic. When your duty here is performed and you return to your several homes, may you each, and all be constantly under the guardian care of Him who shielded you in the hot tlame of bat tle, and finally, may each one of you hear from the lips of the Supreme Commander, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' " Atljntant (Jenenil'K Report. The report of Adjutant-general Irvin Robbins contained many interesting fig ures. The following shows the gains and losses of the year which ended June 30, 18IH5: Members in good standing June 30, 1SP5 357,639 Gain by muster in..' . 13.4H7 Gain by transfer.. 5.418 Gain by reinstatement 13,095 Gain from delinquent reports 4,901 Total gain Aggregate Loss by death Loss by honorable discharge Loss by transfer Loss by suspension Loss by dishonorable discharge... Loss by delinquent reports . 3G.SS1 S.'4,520 . 7 .KM . 1.2S3 . 5,012 .2S,0 154 . 11,235 Total loss f.3.9;o Members remaining in good standing. .344.610 Members remaining suspended 42.5C1 Total borne on the rolls 312.171 The following table shows comparisons of the death rate for the past ek-ven years. also percentage u.i to membership, each year ending on the date given: Per Cent. March 31. 1SS6 ....3,020 0.!3 March 31, 1HS7 3,40i 0 !5 March 31. 1HSS 4.433 1.18 June 30, lStt 4,b; l.is June 30, 1S:0 5,476 1.S3 June 30. IStll 5,.S5 i.4Q June 30, W2 6,404 1.01 June 20, 1MT3 ..' 7.002 1.7S June SO, 1S4 7.2S3 l jl June 30, l.v'3 ; 7.;s 2.0t June 30, 1S96 , 7.2S3 2.21 The report shows that J211.919 was ex pended in charity during the official year, $12,000 more than the previous year. The to tal membership since June 30, -1890. when the Grand Army was at flood-tide, has been as follows, year by year: 1800. 409.4s!); mi. 407,781; 1892. 3'J9.8S0: 1893. 397,223; 1894, 36f.0S3; 1895,, 357,6:59; 1S96, 340.610. The following table shows the strength of the organization in the various States on June 30, 1895, and June 30 of this year. June 30, 1SS5. June 30. 1S96. Departments.Posts. Mem. Posts. Mem. Alabama 13 243 13 193 Arizona 9 273 9 270 Arkansas 47 764 42 Coo California and Nevada 105 5,671 106 o,329 Colorado and Wvoming 54 2,11 52 1,991 Connecticut ... 70 6,403 69 6,017 Delaware 21 789 22 i9o Florida 24 55ft 26 a2o Georgia ; 12 450 13 649 Idaho 11 258 17 3.o Illinois 576 27,450 5.3 26,b2 Indiana 506 21.577 495 0,503 Indian Ter..... 11 237 13 248 Iowa 438 16.761 437 1G.224 Kansas 425 13.355 440 14.710 Kentucky 179 5,341 139 5,094 Louisiana and Mississippi .... 122 1.129 31 1.J00 Maine 166 8.910 163 8,h62 Maryland 51 3.293 53 3.07S Massachusetts 211 22.864 212 22.233 Michigan 362 16.951 183 8.1.0 Minnesota 1S6 7.6x3 183 8.L0 Missouri 400 16.401 402 lo,o.7 Montana 19 517 IS 544 Nebraska 271 7.800 274 ,602 N. Hampshire. 92 4.595 93 4,4o2 New Jersey.... 114 7.221 113 6.607 New Mexico .. 12 193 8 134 New York 650 38,036 651 o.,0o8 North Dakota. 35 573 26 w3 Ohio 689 36,601 681 3n,020 Oklahoma 24 870 53 1,140 Oregon 59 1,884 59 1.932 Pennsylvania . 627 43.213 607 38.6S2 Potomac 19 3.320 1? . 3.00.1 Rhode Island.. 26 2.508 .j9 South Dakota.. 77 2.138 2.2..0 Tennessee 91 2.924 98 2.920 Texas 37 1,0)9 42 - 8o2 Utah 5 12 5 liO Vermont".'".".-. 113 5,001 112 4,762 Virginia and , on North Carolina 53 1,450 ol l,J Washington and ... Alaska 58 2.1S1 59 2.400 West Virginia. 59 1.802 -0 2.0,1 Wisconsin 2T4 12.072 2io U. Totals ..' 7303 357.C39 7,302 340,610 It appears from the reports that the headquarters were run at less expense than during several previous administrations. No rent was paid because the ad.iutant general used part cf his office as Adjutant general of Indiana for headquarters. All of the records which are not necessary for the transaction of business are now per manently stored in Philadelphia. Buffalo Get the rinm. The matter of the next encampment was next in order, and the claims of Buffalo were presented in a brief speech by Mayor Comrade Smith, of that city. Past Commander-in-chief John M. Palmer made a motion that the choice of new location be made contingent on the securing of a one cent rate from the railroads, but no vote was taken on the motion. After the pre sentation of Buffalo a recess was taken at 1 o'clock until 2 o'clock, at which hour no other names were formally presented, the friends of Denver preferring to get the help of all concerned for securing the encamp ment of 1898. On roll call Buffalo was de cided on for the encampment for 1897, Den ver receiving, howeved but a small vote. The recommendation of the committee in favor of the Pickler bill to revise pension legislation was adopted unanimously. The bill has passed the House and is now pending .before the United States Senate. A recommendation was adopted favoring the union of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the G. A. R. as one or ganization under the Relief Corps. The proposition to allow the Sons (l Veterans to attend Grand Army meetings brought out three reports, the majority favoring it under certain conditions, one minority report opposing the whole propo sition and the other favoring certain mod ifications in the plan. The rest of the ses sion was unimportant, the election of of ficers not coming up until to-morrow, be ing made a special order for 9:40 o clock. The action of New York, in caucus in voting bv a majority for John C. Tineham, of New Hampshire, is considered signhcant and has had much effect, it being about the chief development of the day in the con test. Major T. S. Clarkson is the other chief candidate, his canvass, however, does not get in so much to-day and the New York vote against Admiral Meade put him farther back in the race. The ladies of the G. A.. R. and the Wom an's Relief Corps were in session all day, but devoted their time to hearing reports. Thev will elect officers to-morrow. The Daughters of Veterans held business sessions and elected officers to-day as fol lows: President, Miss Alice Ingram of Chicago; senior vice president. Miss Julia Coft, Cleveland: junior vice president, Miss Anna Smith. St. Louis; chaplain, Miss Stephens. Allegheny. Pa.; treasurer. Miss Ida. J Taft Worcester. Mass.; inspector, Miss Cora Pike, Massachusetts; installing officerT Miss Ella Adair, Park, 111.; trustees Miss Ellen Walker. Miss Gladys Foster, of Hiawatha. Kan.; Miss Lizzie Kimball, of Massachusetts; Mrs R E. Monroe, of Massachusetts; Mrs. May Edgerton, of Chi cago. GOOD SHOOTING SCORES. Several of the Cracks at the Buffalo Tournament. BUFFALO, N. Y., Sert. 3.-At the interna tional tournament to-day there were five events on the card, the first four being at thirty yards rise. No. 5 was at thirty-three yards, and the scores made are considered phenomenal. First event, practice, mits and outParker, 3: Wood, 8; Fanning, 7; Glover, 4; Charles. 8, Mingo. 5; Norton. 3; Fulford, 8; Elliott, o; Kazy, 3 Virst' programme event, seven live birds, three moneys-Kendall, Mingo. I arker. Fanning. Charles, Glover, Fulford, Kelsey, B. F. mlth. F J Mallory, all made straight scores; Elliott, fi' Mosher, 6; Wood. 5; Norton. 6. Second event, fifteen live birds Parker 13: Elliott, 14; Mimro. 11; Vlosher. U; Kendall, U, 147 " 12- Fanning, 13, Wood. Id; Norton. 13, Kelsey. IS; Cnares?12; B. F. Smith, 13; Fulford, 1:FoUrthr,event, mies and out-"147" 7; Parker, 7- Norton, 5; Smith, 6; Isorris, 3; King. 7, Mosher. 7; Fanning, ; Elliott, 2; Charles, 6; WF?h7evnmiSS2-and out-"147." 21; Parker. 20; Norton. 5; Kirkover, 11; Fanning, 14. ANOTHER FREXCH PRETENDER. Claim Relationship vrltli Napoleon, and "Would Complete His Work. raris Letter in Fall Mall Gazette. Yet one more pretender! We have known the King of the Sedangs. that hapless Corsican Count who was lavish of his household order, with broad yellow ribbon, and who died miser ably among- his Malay subjects, either of poison, so said some, or of indigestion, which was equal ly probable. There was also Baron Harden Hickey Prince of Trinidad, whose Minister of Foreign Affairs, Comte de la Boissiere, was wider round the waist and a faster talker than any man in Paris. Then there were the W hites of bpain. who bam ueted every year at Lemardelay's under the benign auspices of those two great Legitimi.-t paladins. Comte d'Andigne and 1'rince ae Valori. Their pretender was Don Carlos, legitimate suc cessor to the Comte de Chamuord; their tanner, the white standard of old royalist France, with the three golden lilcs; their na tional anthem, an old Angevin tune from which the "Marseillaise" had been shamefully bor rowed; their very liquor, the sparkling wines of Anjou.' of a more respectable souvenir than champagne, though not of so good a growth. I shall never forget the simple, pious air of the old Ansevln and Breton peasants in their Miff Sunday clothes following in humble pro cession 'he white banner held aloft by the afore said palandina on those great banqueting occa sions. And the speeches afterward, the fun that was pokd at the Orleanlst pretenders, and the enthusiasm: Then, as a windup, a concert of Carlist music, with old Legitimist airs trolled forth in a voice of thunder by Viccmte de Jon quieres, a Breton nobleman "Vive Henri Quatre," "Monsieur de Charette a dit a ses Lan ciers." "Notre Vleux Dra;eau." Alas! the Comte d'Andigne fell out with the Prince de Valori, the Fope became a Repub lican. Dan Carlos temporarily renounced the throne of France in order not to oppose the policy of the Holy Father, and the Whites of Spain are no more. Only Prince de Valori, that desperate friend cf desperate causes, who must t'evote himself or die. found a sucor-ssor to Don Carlos in General de Bourbon, or Duo d'Anjou, as he calls himself now. a fine figure of a Span ish cavalry otlicer. something of the Don Quixote. i,n.l so little beloved of his Bourbon cousins that during the reirn of Louis XVIH he and his brother, per.niless, slept in the open r.ir on a bench in the Champs F.lysees. The Duo dIAnJou is just now seeking an injunction from the French law court3 to prevent the Due d'Orleans from benring the royal arms en plein, which be long only to the head of the house. And among other pretenders to ths French throne is there not Nauendorff. the descendant of that mystical Jew of Sp-andau. who mixed up the theory of reincarnation with an absence of all resocct for mourn et tuum. contusing the spiritual with the zoal. snd, of cour?e. there are the recognized pretenders. Prince Victor Na poleon and the Due d'Orlems. To these have been addoA within the past few days a certain Patrice Contamine de la Tour, the "Sire" de la Tour, and by right, if not by law. F.miwror of the West. It appears that M. d? la Tour has discovered that oae of his remote ancestor was connected with a imote ancestor of Napoleon Bonaparte. He is of opinion that Napoleon's mission was to re-estatUs:v the Km p!re of the West, to ,w1n back th heritage of Charlemagne. This work not havins been ae crmpMshed altogether, it Is the inten'ion of M. d la Tour to put the final stone upon the ediilce. H is n little man of Spanish origin, .with black hair, flashing eyes and bow legs. BOTH ARE GOOD MEN VIEWS OF CAB1XET OFFICERS OX INDIANAPOLIS NOMINATIONS. Carlisle, Franeis and Lamont Sajr tbe Sound-Money Candidates Are Good Democrats. ONE OF JONES'S SLY TRICKS LETTER. ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BV ARTHUR SEWALL. It Was Addressed to Bryan Under Date of July 25, and Contained an Apparent Offer to Retire. "WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. Two members of president Cleveland's Cabinet Secretary Carlisle and Secretary Francis to-night expressed themselves in strong complimen tary terms of the nominations of Messrs. Palmer and Buckner by , the Indianapolis convention to-day, and a third member of the Cabinet, Secretary Lamont. while de clining to be interviewed, incidentally re marked as to the personality of the nomi nees that they were good Democrats. These are the only members of the Cabinet in Washington at present. Secretary Carlisle expressed himself very briefly in the following words: "They are splendid nominations, and fully meet the expectations of the sound-money men of the country." Further than this the Sec retary declined to express himself at this time. Secretary Francis, the newly-appointed head of the Interior Department, declared that the nominations were excellent ones, that both candidates were good men, and would make a good fight. He did not think, however, that the ticket would be successful. In answer to a direct question as to whether he would support the ticket, he replied very promptly and emphatically in the affirmative. Senator Faulkner, the chairman of tho Democratic congressional campaign com mittee, expressed his views of the nomina tions in the following words: "I know both gentlemen very well. Senator Palmer is a nice old gentleman. I am fond of him per sonally. General Buckner represents the blue-blood element, and Is a very fine man in every respect. The only wisdom I can see that the bolting Democrats have exercised in their efforts to build up McKinley is in selecting two persons to lead a forlorn hope who in the providence of God cannot ex pect any future or present political prefer ment or the gratification of their ambi tions." ' ' Representative McMtllin expressed him self as follows: "I am a Democrat who is patriotic enough, to wish well both to his party and his country. I am a Kentuckian, and, therefore, from , Governor Buckner's own State. No ticket that is put up to de feat Democracy can win in this country. Therefore, the ticket put up to-day is doomed to disappointment. Bryan has been making, is making, and will make a won derful presentation of the principles of De-. mocracy. I believe he.will win, no matter how many side shows with callopes may be organized to defeat him." . Mr." Cleveland Would Not Talk. BUZZARD'S BAY, Sept. 3. President Cleveland, when seen to-night relative to the nomination of Senator Palmer, declined to be interviewed In regard to the action of the convention. London Press Comment. LONDON, Sept. 4. An editorial in the Times this morning discussing the political situation in the United States in connection with the Indianapolis convention says that for President Cleveland to present himself as a stalking horse to secure Mr. McKin ley' s return is rather more than could be expected from a politician in the American sens. of the word. "The American elect or?," Puys the Times, "with the instinct fo;- taking aside will probably ignore the Palmer ticket as something too refined and sublimated for everyday life. The outcome of the contest is, therefore, as doubt ful as ever. Without understanding the evils of protection. - regime, we are compelled to confess that they would be insignificant compared with a free-silver regime. Looking to the indecisive attitude of the Republican leaders on the question, we shall be agreeably surprised if Mr. Mc Kinley obtains such a majority as will give a permanent check to the free-silver move ment. It is more likely that Mr. Bryan will receive so large a share of the popular vote as to encourage the sllverltes and Populists to issue the propaganda with such increasing energy that it would be rash to predict the future. It is evident that political parties and principles in the United States are in a state of solution detrimental both to the material interests of the United States and their commercial relations with Great Britain." Tne Daily News, in an editorial on the Indianapolis convention, expresses the wish that there was the slighest chance for Gen eral Palmer to be elected. "Hut. if he keeps Mr. Bryan out of the White House." the Daily News adds, "he will have fulfilled the purpose of the Democratic mug wumps." LETTER FROM SEWALL. What the Fopoeratic Tail Is Alleged to Have Salil to the Head. CHICAGO, Sept. 3. Chairman Jones, of the Democratic national committee, has made public a letter to William J. Bryan from Arthur Sewall, apparently dated July 23, at which time the Populist convention was in session. The letter, which is excit ing a great deal of comment, reads as fol lows: "My Dear Mr. Bryan In view of the ac tion of the St. Louis convention to-day, I cannot refrain from giving you my thoughts on the situation. My advices are that you have been nominated as candidate for President and Mr. Watson for Vice President. I also learn through press dis patches that you are somewhat undecided whether you ought to accept or decline. Now, I desire to say to you, with the ut most frankness and good feeling, that you must not aliow any personal consideration for me to influence you in your action. I desire you will do just what you believe is best for the success of the head of our ticket. The principles we are fighting for are so paramount to any personal consid erations that the latter should not have any weight or influence whatever with your action. I cannot for a moment allow my self to be a factor !n any action on your part that would in th slightest degree haz ard an electoral vote for you. With kind regards to Mrs. Bryan, believe "me, your sincere friend, ARTHUR SEWALL." The Democratic managers at headquar. ters insisted the letter had no further sig nificance than that Mr, Bryan would con sent to receive a formal notification from the Populist party in the near future, and the publication was to forestall all rumors as to the attitude of Mr. Sewall toward the ceremony. Accompanying the letter from Sewall to Eryan is an official statement to the effect that "several days ago Chairman Jones wrote a letter to Mr. Sewall stating to him that many Democrats throughout the country, and especially throughout the West, were objecting to fusion with the Populists on electoral tickuts, for the rea son that they did not wish to be disloyal to Mr. Sewall. In reply to Chairman Jones Mr. Sewa.ll forwarded the foregoing fopy of a letter written to Mr. Bryan. Chairman Jones later dictated the fol lowing explanation as to how the letter came to be published at this time: "Several days ago Chairman Jones wrote a letter to Mr. Sewall, stating to him that many Dem ocrats throughout th country, and espe cially throughout the West, were objecting to fusion with the Populists on electoral tickets for the reASon that they did not want to be disloyal to Mr Sewall. In re ply to Chairman Jones. Mr. Sewall for warded a copy of the letter written to Mr. Bryan, dated July 25, 1S3S. The talk about the retirement of our candidate for Vice President Is to absurd to be seriously dis cussed. Mr. Sewall's letter, written directly after Mr. Bryan's nomination by the St. Louis convention, is a splendid illustra tion of his loyalty to his associate on the Democratic national ticket. He sees no embarrassment whatever in Mr. Bryan's nomination for President by another party and upon ant.Mier ticket, but believes it to be an important step toward certain vic tory for the silver cause. It is a complete answer to efforts of the gold Democrats to create the impression that Mr. Sewall will retire under any circumstances, to say that the Democratic party and its national or ganizations are just as loyal to Mr. Sewall as he himself is to Mr. Bryan and the great cause of the common people.'-' FUSION IN NEBRASKA. Democrats and Fopulists Finally Aeree on a Plan. OMAHA. Neb., Sept. 3. After nearly an all-night session the State central commit tees of the Democratic and Populist parties, without apparent friction, practically agreed upon the details of the plan for fusion on electoral and State tickets. This Includes the indorsement by the Democrats of the State ticket nominated by the Popu lists at Hastings on Aug. 5, the acceptance by the Populists of a Democratic candidate for Attorney-general to "fill the vacancy on the Hastings ticket and selection of four Populist electors, who will be nominated by the Democrats. This agreement was made by the Democratic State central committee, subject to ratification by the State conven tion. Both committees named conference committees. The Democratic State conven tion meets in this city to-morrow forenoon and the leaders prominent in last night's council assert that the fusion deal will be unanimously advocated. This agreement leaves but little for the Democrats to fight over. The only place on the State ticket in sight is that of Attorney-general, while the places on the electoral ticket neces sarily will be limited to four. For the nom ination of Attorney-general there are three contestants on the ground, C. J. Smith, of Omaha: H. L. Travis, of Plattsburg, and Edward Fallon, of Falls City. It seems quite generally conceded that the Omaha man will get the place. SILVER IS FALLING. Bryan's Prospects So Poor Nobody Wants to Speculate. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON. Sept. 3.-Attentlon has teen invited to the fact that in spite of the pretensions of the Democrats. Populist3 and silverites of ultimate success at the polls and of the passage of a free-coinage of silver law, the price of silver has been steadily falling. It is one ' of Mr. Bryan's statements in almost every speech that, if he is elected President, silver will go up to $1.29 an ounce. If, as is confidently asserted at the allied headquarters, the fight for silver is already practically won, it would be reasonable to expect the price of silver to rise. On the contrary, it is falling. On Aug. 1 silver was quoted at 69.10c; two days later there was a flutter and it rose to 69.1tic; on the 6th of August it dropped to 69c; on the 15th it had dropped a point to 68c; from the 17th to the 24th it fluctuated between 67.75c and 67c. since which time It has fluttered between 67c and 66.8c. These prices are lower than for the preceding month, when the average price was 69.2c. Certainly, If the claims of the silver men are finding credence anywhere it is curious that as the hour of the white metal's al leged triumph approaches its value in tne open markets sinks so steadily and rapidly. If free silver wins the silver that can now be bought for 53 cents will then be worth $1. This ought certainly to prove a tempt ing Investment to any business man who believes that Mr. Bryan will carry the country next November. Moreover, since silver is a speculative commodity, dealt in in Wall street like the "granger" or "in dustrial" stocks, it can be carried on a margin just as those stocks are. Probabi the, reason why no one wants to buy silver in anticipation of the promised rise is be cause no well-informed man believes Bryan will be elected, and that, consequently, sil ver will not rise. Watson's Campaign Plans. ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 3. The conference between Senator Butler, Thomas E. Wat son, H. M. Reed, chairman of the national finance committee, and State Populist lead ers here lasted until late to-night. The various phases of the campaign were dis cussed from the standpoint of committee and candidate. It was decided that Wat son, who speaks in Dallas, Tex., Sept. 7, shall go from that State to the West. He will speak twice in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, and other appointments may be made in the meantime. The dates of the speakings have not yet ben arranged. Watson will return to Georgia Sept. 25 and enter the State campaign. It was decided that the national committee shall not rec ognize State fusion where there is not an equitable division of the electors. It was decided to notify Bryan and Watson of their nomination by letter between now and Sept. 15. Senator Butler left to-night for Washington. Seeking; Fusion in West Virginia. CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Sept. 3. The Populists' and Democrats' State commit tees are conferring here to-day in regard to fusion on the national and State ticket. The Populists are standing on their dignity and propose to have at least two of the State electors for Wason. Tf this is not granted them they are determined to keep in the "middle of the road" and nominate a straight Populist State ticket. Mr. Ralph Snider is present, but has not yet accepted the nomination tendered him. If he does not do so the party will nominate an out-and-out Populist for Governor. Their blood is up and they are not pleased with the fusion plan. The Populist committee is in correspondence with Senator Butler, who advises them to maintain their Individual ity as a party. Nominated tor Congress. NEW YORK, Sept. 3. Republican con gressional conventions were held to-night in the eight districts of this city. John Murray Mitchell, in the Eighth; Richard Shannon in the Thirteenth, and Lemuel Eli Quigg in the Fourth, were renominated, and Clarence M. Mead was nominated, all by acclamation on indorsement of the St. Louis platform. In the Ninth, Eleventh Twelfth and Fifteenth districts adjourn ments were taken without contest. General Political News. R. B. Hawley, of Galveston, has been nominated for Congress by the Republicans of the Tenth congressoinal district of Texas. On Sept. 18. a large delegation of Repub licans will leave Louisville for Canton. O to visit Major McKinley. The party will go' over the Baltimore, Ohio & Southwestern railroad, which will run a special train for the occasion. Mr. Urey Woodson, of Owensboro, Ky., the silver Democratic national committee man for Kentucky, has received a tele gram stating thai the Hon. W. J. Bryan would speak in Louiuville on the evening of Sept. H. It is expected that Mr. Bryan will also speak at several other places m the State, but dates are riot given. SUPREME LODGE, K. OF P. Next .Meeting Will Be Held in In dianapolis. CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 3. The last meet ing of the Supreme .Lodge, Knights of Pythias, was held to-day, and several Im portant matters were decided upon. The statutes were amended so that hereafter two sessions of the lodge will be held. They will be held in Indianapolis. The Minnesota people made a great fight on this, and said they did not think the meet ings should be taken away from them, but the officers of the lodge finally decided that the actions of tho lodge were in accord ance with instructions, and they quk-ted down. The supreme chancellor was given authority to call a special meeting at any time when he thought the occasion neces sary cr whenever the occasion required. The laws of the Uniform Rank were so amended that th Supreme Council was changed to the Supreme Assembly. The next meeting of the Supreme Lodge of the World will be held in Indianapolis, the fourth Tuesday in August, 1S97. Business Embarrassment. DUBUQUE. la.. Sept. 3. Rhomberg & Walker, one of the oldest and heaviest real estate firms in Iowa, have failed. The liabilities are not stated, but the amount is large. The assets consist of mortgages. 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The Repub lican campaign was opened here to-day, the principal speaker being Senator Allison. He held the undivided attention for two hours of an immense audience. The Senator be gan at the beginning of ths silver question and traced its rise until to-xlay it has be come an issue of the most importance to the people. He sketched hastily the use of the different ratios and then dwelt at con siderable length on the 'world-wide move ment, beginning with the action of the German empire, early in the seventies. He maintained that the act of Congress passed in 1873 had practically nothing to do with the decline in silver, but that such decline was due to causes beyond our con trol. He discussed the effect of the decline of silver on the prices of farm products. He said that on the farms of the country the decline In products .had not been as large as was commonly supposed. The de cline of wheat in London was largely due to the decline of cost of transportation be tween the farms and the markets. Taking up the question of wages and the prices of necessities, he showed by the use of statistics that there had been a gradual increase in wages and a gradual increase in the purchas ing power of such wages until in 1892 a day's labor would buy more of the necessi ties and luxuries of life than at any other time in our national history. The people had prospered under the gold standard be cause it had made a stable foundation for business and for wages. He showed also that there had been a gradual and almost marvelous increase in wealth, and that wealth had been equitably distributed, all things being considered. t His argument was made toi show that the proposition of free coinage would result in a fluctuating and debased standard of money, carrying in its pathway distresses and disaster to every interest and to every location, and when normal conditions were restored, if they ever were, upon this silver standard, it would be a fluctuating value based upon the premium on gold from day to day and from time to time, and it there fore would be an uncertain standard, in terfering with all the business of the coun try, and that the remedies proposed by Mr. Bryan and his followers were sham remedies or false remedies, which would not only lead us into interminable trouble for the present, but into uncertainty for the future, whllo the Republican party, on the other hand, pro posed the maintenance of the double-standard money which has existed in our coun try since 1879, and which has largely con tributed to our prosperity between 1)79 and 1S:i2. That being done, confidence would be restored, credit would be re-established, and those having money to use would bring it from its hiding places and we would again enter upon a career cf prosperity. The parade to-night was a surprise to the managers. Many prominent Democrats came out and joined in the march for the gold-standard money. The procession was more than a mile and a half in length, and the streets were packed with thousands of people. RAMSDGLL FOR GOVERNOR. Nominated by tike New Hampshire Republican Convention. CONCORD, N. II., Sept. 3. The State Republican convention was called to order hero to-day by Chairman Jewett. Per manent organization was immediately ef fected by the selection of H. B. Qulnby as chairman. . George A. Ramsdell, of Nashau, was nominated, for Governor by acclamation. After the selection of an electoral ticket the report of the commit tee on platform was adopted. The resolu tions indorsed the St. Louis platform thus: """Because it stands for honest money, of which every dollar at all times shall be as good as gold; because it stands for protection and reciprocity; because it stands for a vigorous and dignified for eign policy and for the protection of Amer ican citizens and American property every where at any cost; because it stands for generous recognition of the veterans of the Union army and for reforms in the admin istration of the pension laws; because it stands for a strict enforcement of our im migration laws and because it stands for all wise and legitimate efforts to lessen and prevent the evils of intemperance, and on this subject is consistent with the set tled legislative policy of the Republican party of this State." The Chicago Democratic platform is de nounced, and the people are congratulated upon the nomination of McKinley and Ho bart, to whom loyalty is pledged. The con vention, which was short and very harmo nious, then adjourned sine die. It Was Indeed Remarkable. London News. An extraordinary scene Is reported to have been witnessed the other day in Northumberland avenue. A large deal box fell from a dray belonging to he Larkhafl brewery, Clapham. The lid of the box was smashed and in a moment 10 worth of copper coins it had contained were rolling about the roadway. Traffic was suspended and 'bus conductors and cabmen, coster mongers and shoeblacks, and the general public (Including many females), made a frantic rush for the rolling coins. For a time great excitement prevailed. Then Po lice Constable Dempster arrived on the scene and called on the crowd to deliver up the money they had found. This order was promptly complied with and the con stable and drayman took the broken box and coppers to Bow-street police station. The most astonishing, part of the story re mains to be told. When the coppers were counted at Bow street they were found to amount to exactly 10, not a single coin being missing. Secretary Francis Sworn In. WASHINGTON. Sept. 3. Ex-Governor Francis, of Ml5souri. at 12:30 o'clock to-day took the constitutional oath of offlco as Secretary of the Interior, succeeding Hoke Smith. The oath was administered by As sociate Justi:e Harlan, of the United States Supreme Court, in the oiflce of the Secre tary of the Treasury. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing 'Syrup Has been used over fifty years by mill ions of mothers for their children while teething, with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays pain, cures wind eolie, regulates the bowels, and Is the best remedy for diarrhea, whether arising from tv-thlnK or, other caust-s. For sale by druggists in every part of thf world. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Wlnslcw a Soothing Syr ay. 25 cents a bottle. AnJSMNTS. GRAXD TO-NIGHT And To-Morron, Matinee and Night. HOYT'S Spectacular Comely. A MILK WHITE FLAG BJrger, Better, Brighter Than Ever. All the Oki Favorites in the CHEAT CAST. Prices Muttne-: lwer floor, 5o; balcony. 25c. Nltrnt: Oroheptra and side boxes, $1; dreys clrcln. 75c; balcony, J0c; eallry, 25c. Keats at 1'era r roke. FVR1 foDay g p. : Salter and Mr.rtin's Hie Company In "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Jubilee Singers, Two Cars of Scenery, Horses, Bloodhounds, Etc. Priees lOe. 20e, 3e. Matinees Ilnlly. Next Week Tor.y Pastor and has Famous Vaudevilles. Afternoon and Evening, IABOR : JAY Sept. 7. Sept. 7. BICYCLE RACES Broad Hippie Track. Trick Riding and the JJest Races of the Reason. CSTMusic by the Big Rand. ADMISSION, 25 cents lISSEL'S GARDEN Concert Every Evening. EARL LI COMING WEST HE ARRIVED AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL IAST NIGHT. L. Yeterdnr He Vlnited Philadelphia, Inapeeted Liberty Hell and Anked.Jdnny Qnefttlon. ,V V 1 - PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 3.-LI Hutiff Chang arrived here from New York at 10:25, On the train he asked many ques tions of Mr. FranjfrThomson, vice presi dent of.vthfe Pennsylvania railroad, u to the population of Pennsylvania and Phila delphia, the taxes paid by his railroad and also regarding: its management. He re marked that the districts through which he was passing looked prosperous. A great crowd had assembled in Philadel phia to sec the distinguished visitor. The Mayor and the citizens' reception commit tee were the first to greet the Viceroy. The Municipal Band played "The Star spangled Banner" and the crowd cheered repeatedly. Four bis policemen carried Li's chair to a carriage drawn by four white horses, and he headed the procession down liroad street to Chestnut and thenre to Independence Hall, where the flrst stop was made. Mayor Warwick made an address of wel come. This was responded to by Earl Id In a happy vt-ln and after Inspecting Lib erty Bell and other curios he went to his hotel. Mayor Warwick visited the hotel and presented the Viceroy with an elegant ly bound boolt of views of the city. Kx Mlnlster John Russell Young and wife spent considerable time with the visitor and tihe was presented with silks and teas. Chinese merchants and others called. The Viceroy was much fatigued by his day's experiences and canceled his engagement to visit tbe Baldwin locomotive works and Cramps' shipyard. At the Capital. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3.-LI Hung Chan? reached the capital to-night on his special train. Although he failed to visit tho Cramps' shipyard at Philadelphia, he had a talk with Charles H. Cramp just before the train left that city. It wa.1 of the usual inquisitorial character, and closed with an urgent invitation for Mr. Cramp to visit him in this city. At the Viceroy's re quest no attempt at ppeed was made by the train en route here. He was much in terested in everything he saw and seemed pleased a the demonstratlons.of the crowd ' at all the stations at which his train stop ped. George W. Boyd, assistant passenger agent of the Pennsylvania road, was ques tioned at great length by the Viceroy con cerning the operation of railroads. A drizzling rain was falling when thn train arrived here. Li was carried to hi ' carriage, while a very large rrowd cheered. General Kuger and the Viceroy's suite quickly took carriages, and under escort of the Sixth Cavalry swept up PenifsylvanU avenue to the Arlington. At the hotel ex Secretary John V. Foster and others wcr present to greet him. The Viceroy showed evidences of fatigue from his trip and the excitement of the day and soon retired for the night. The ex pectation is that to-morrow the visitors will see the Capitol, the Washington monu ment and lunch with the Chinese minister. To-morrow night Secretary Foster will en tertain the Viceroy at dinner. Saturday a trip to the home of Washington, at Mount Vernon, Is talked of. Will Villi tbe Pa 1 1. NEW YORK, Sept. 3. The Pennsylvania railroad and the New York Central & Hud son River railroad companies have tendered a free special train to Viceroy LI Hung Chang and his party from Washington to Niagara Falls. The train will leave Wash ington Saturday night, arriving at Ca nandlagua at 7:30. Rochester at 9:.!0 and Niagara Falls at ll:3U Sunday morning. It is to localise it strikes at tha tan of tho Clogiitd, JrritattJ, fnjlamed, Sluggitk, or Ortruvrktd l'OEE. Sold throughout the wmH Prims Due add Caitt ioi. ComtmATiftM. Nil. rreprl.tort, Motn. US' " ilw to fnvMl llrnplM," i )mm, Ulofc, tm, j 0 HI !Llf II It IE IS Spirit