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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1$96.
r the wheels once more In the factories, and the busy hum of Industry will again be heard In the land. The true remedy Is an opportunity to engage In honest toil. The tiue measure of values I? toil. The volume of blood (money) in Uncle Sam's system is sufficient, but his circulation (labor) is sluggish. The true remedy protection will restore Uncle Sam's health (Industry), and he will be able to pet about again." Mr. Hanly spoke for two hours and the attention of his audience was almost per fect p.nd his utterances enthusiastically re ceived. Mr. Farls followed in a few re marks which, owing to the lateness of the hour, were principally in eulogy of his elo quent colleague. The First Voters' McKlnley Club was pre sented with an elegant banner. This club has a membership of seventy first voters of Rensselaer and Immediate vicinity, irany ot whom are of Democratic ancestry. MR. KELLY'S 11E.VSOXS. Whj He In Xot Willing? to Ran Elector on fnporratlc Tiekct. for The Valparaiso Vldette prints the letter written by Daniel F. Kelly, of Valparaiso, national elector on the Popocratlc State ticket from the Tenth congressional dis trict, who refused to make the race. The letter, which is adressed to "Hon. Sterlins R. Holt, chairman of State Democratic committee, Indianapolis," follows: 1 nerewith tender my resignation as President elector for the Tenth congres sional district. My reason for taking this step is that my political views are not in accord with the principles enunciated in me piatrorm adopted at the Chicago con vention. "First I cannot indorse the Altgeldian attack on the Supreme Court of the United States by attempting to drag that judicial tribunal into the arena of politics. "Second I cannot indorse a party calling itseir JJemocratlc that tailed ana rerusea to Indorse the wise, honest and patriotic administration of Grover Cleveland. "Third I cannot with Justice to my own convictions and sense of right and honesty. Indorse the financial plank that declares for free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio or 16 to 1. "1 am sensible of the honor conferred up on me by the Democrats of the Tenth con gressional district, and if I could convince myself that there was anything in the Chi cago pltaform. except the tariif plank, that was Democratic, I would cheerfully sup port the ticket from the stump. This I can not do with justice to my honest convic tions. Very truly yours. "DANIEL. E. KELLY. DESEHTED POPOCRACY. Prominent Democrat Ont for Palmer nnd Barkner. Bpecial to the Indianapolis Journal. KOKOMO, Ind., Sept. 6. Popocracy Is in a bad way in this county. Saturday O. C, Pollard, secretary of the county central committee, resigned his place, renouncing Bryan and Bryanism, and declaring for Talnier and Buckner. Ex-Judge C. N. Pol lard has also openly renounced the Popu Jistlc alliance, and wjll vote for the lndlan- apoiM nominees. Judge Pollard is one of , the oldest and most prominent Democrats In northern Indiana, a man whose counsel has always been sought by the party man agers. He is preparing a statement giving riis reasons ror bolting tne jntcago ticnet. inner prominent Democrats have pro nounced against Bryan, among them ex- Councilman M. F. Brand, attorney N. B. Smith, Richard Ruddell, president .of the Citizens' National Bank; W. F. Ruddell, contractor and manufacturer. More than 100 factory employes in this city have come over to the McKlnley Btandard. ' Twelve Republican Clubs in Hancock. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENFIELD, Ind., Sept. 6.-The Re publicans of Hancock county are in good shape this campaign. There have been twelve Republican clubs organized, more than ever before in the history of the county. The one at Greenfield contains 634 members. Headquarters , are open all the time In a splendid room, and all work necessary to a successful issue of the cam paign is being carried on continuously. Four more clubs will be organized, and thus tne county will be thoroughly covered. Many speeches are being made. Ex- Senator William R. Hough is taking great interest in the campaign, and has already made a number of speeches. He is prob ably as well informed as any man in the btate on political subjects, and is a clear, lozical. forcible nnd oonviTirlne- sriMkpp His speeches have already done much good, and he is booked for a thorough and com plete canvass of all the townships of the county. Congressman Johnson has ar ranged for speeches in each township in the county. Congressman Watson will also speak several times in tne county, as will a number of other distinguished orators. When election time comes every voter in itancocK county will have had the oppor tunity of being thoroughly informed on all the political issues of the day, and can vote intelligently. DuboiM County Repnblicann. Epecial to the Indianapolis Journal. HUNTINGBURG, Ind., Sept. 6. The Re publican convention of Dubois county con vened in the McKlnley club's hall in this city yesterday afternoon for the puropse cf nominating a county ticket. The ticket selected Is a follows: Treasurer, W. B. Coffman, of Portersvllle; sheriff, II. B. Formohlen, of Holland; assessor, John Rothert, of Huntir.gburg; surveyor, H. S. Simmons, of Crystal; coroner, Robert Meyers, of Ireland: commissioners. Levi K. Ellis, of Ellsworth, and Christian F. Siebe, or fionana. Jton. v. it. ureene. of Peters burg, candidate for prosecuting attorney for the Fifty-seventh Judicial district, was present and' addressed the convention. Last night the Hon. Robert H. Catlin, of Terre Haute, held an enthusiastic and suc cessful meeting here. He addressed an audience of nearly one thousand people. who listened for over an hour, frequently Interrupting him by prolonged cheering. His remarks were confined principally to the moneys question. Many Democrats were present and accorded Mr. Catlin a careful hearing. Sountl-Moner Club. Frerlnl to the Indianapolis Journal. OWENSVILLE, Ir.d Sept. 6.-Hon. James F. Stutesman of Peru. Ind. .addressed a large and enthusiastic audience of work ing Republicans at the wigwam last Fri day night. A McKlnley and Hobart sound money club was organized with O. W. Mc- Ginnis as president. John P. Leister and F. W. Hall vice presidents. Martin Ross and Alvnh Smothers secretaries, J. T. Fogas treasurer, antl E. G. Wilson. R. P. McGlnnis, G. W. Johnson and George Ken- neippe as executive committee. Abrani Klrkpatrick was elected president of the drum corps. The president of the club ap pointed a commltte of s'x to organize a glee ciub for the campaign. The following were named: Henry Skelton, Frank Dra goo. Clarence Kimball. Miss Lola Wilson, Miss Mary McReynolds and Mrs. Kffie Nye. The new club starts off with 200 members. Judce Korkner'n Meetings. Special to. the Indianapolis Journal. GREENFIELD, Ind., Sept. 6. Judge Mark E. Forkner, of New Castle, addressed a large audience of voters at the court house Friday evening. The speaker was thoroughly posted, and delivered a forcible and convincing argument. He brought out many new and strong points, which were liberally applauded. Music was furnished by the drum corps. baturuay atternoon he tspoke at Willow to an audience that could not secure even standing room in the schoolhouse. The meeting was to have been in the grove, where elaborate prep arations had been made, but the rain in terfered, and compelled an indoor meeting, although there was no building in the vil lage sufficient to ho'd the people. The Wil kinson Glee Club was present and fur nished music. Mr. Hubbell at ElUUlirt. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELKHART, Ind., Sept. 6. Hon. Orvln Z. Hubbell. who has been doing some valuable campaign work in California, and recently returned to his home in this city, spoke to an overflowing house at the McKlnley Club headquarters! Friday night. The large hall was crowded, the aisles being lull of stand ing people and many were unable to gain admittance. I'. H. Maginls opened the meeting with a brief address In which he contrasted the condition of the masses in this country with the condition of the masses in Europe, and being a naturalized citizen of the United States he spoke ad visedly. He was followed by Mr. Hubbeil, who spoke for an hour and a half on the money question, and was frequently inter rupted by applause. Fusion in Wayn County. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind.. Sept. G.-The Demo crats and Populists of Wayne county met at Cambridge City yesterday in joint con vention and nominated a fusion ticket, as follows: Judge of the Circuit Court, Thom as J. Study, of Richmond: prosecuting at torney, B. F. Mason, cf Hagerstown; Rep resentatives, j. v. Newbern, of Chester, and M. L. Bowmaster, of Cambridge City: treasurer, Ira C. Starr, of Boston; sheriff. J. M. Smelser, of Richmond; commission ers, T. 13. Born. of Fountain City, and N. S. Harris, of Chester: coroner. Dr. J. B. Allen, of Hagerstown; assessor Matthias Moore, of jackson township; surveyor, G. W. Gates, of Richmond. role RaUinu: and Rnllr. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. f ANDERSON, Ind., Sept. 6. Judge'vM A. Chipman presided yesterday afternoon at an old-fasioned country pole raising at the village of Huntsville. The pole was erected on a spot set aside for that purpose by the Republicans for the past thirty years, and on which poles have been raised by them for the past seven campaigns. r The event was made the occasion of j good old fashioned rally and love feast. Judge Chip man devoted almost all of his remarks to the financial question, and discussed it In an interesting manner. Colored Republican!! In Line. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. , . , ROCKPORT, Ind., Sept.' 6. The colored Republicans of Spencer county held a meet ing last night. One thousand colored peo ple assembled in the courthouse and were addressed by several local orators, the en thusiasm being unbounded. There are five hundred negro voters in Spencer county, 99 per cent, of whom will support the Re publican ticket. Several former Demo cratic colored leaders took an active part in the meeting. It has been a silver claim that the Republicans had lost the negro vote, but this meeting effectually disposed of the claim. . In Lawrence Connly. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. BEDFORD, Ir.d., Sept. 6. Hon. J. B. Wil son, a prominent attorney of Bloomington, delivered an oration at a Republican dem onstration held in the courthouse yard here last night. Hon. J. E. Boruff, of this city, has also taken the stump to oroclaim the truth for McKlnley and Hobart. He ad dressed a large crowd at Springville yes terday afternoon. Owen nt Oetaterville. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. 6. Hon. William D. Owen, Secretary of State, spoke at Cen terville last night to an audience that more than filled the hall in which the meeting was held. Capt. Eli F. Ritter. of Indianapolis, has been assigned to speak in Wayne county on the 21st of September. He will probably speak either at Economy or Fountain City. Democrat Join a. Mclvlnley CInb. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Sept. 6. The Re publicans of Brandywine township last night organized a McKinley club with nine ty members, including a number of farm ers who have always heretofore been Dem ocrats. Several other Democratic voters are on the fence, having not as yet made up their minds whether they can support Bryan and his policy or not. McKlnley Club Organized. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LIBERTY, Ind., Kept. 6. A McKinley Club, three hundred strong, was organized at the courthouse last night amid much enthusiasm. The crowd was aGdressed by Hon. Geo, P. Early, of Richmond, on the political issues under the auspices of the Union County Lincoln League. lhe Re publicans are now well organized here. Watnon at Warsaw. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 6. Hon. James E Watson delieverd an address to a crowded house here last night. On account of the weather the meeting was held in the opera house, which was packed to Its fuilest ca pacity, while at least one thousand people were unable to get in the house. Voorhees Coming Home. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON, Sspt. 6. Miss HallSe Voorhees has telegraphed to Colonel Bright from Mackinac, Mich., that Senator Voor hees expects to be in Indiana on Sept. 20, and his friends here hope that he will be well enough to make a few speeches dur ing the campaign. McKinley Club at Waynetovrn. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ind., Sept. 6. A McKinley club of 119 members was organ ized at Waynetown last night. It was an open-air meeting and much enthusiasm was manifested. The omcers will be elect ed next Saturday evening. Will Meet in a Church. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. 6. The Repub licans of Chester have organized a club v ith a membership of nearly one hundred. N. S. v illiams is president and George Minor secretary. They have secured the M. E. Church for their meetings. AFFAIRS OF THE SUBURBS. Arrests in West Indianapolis Labor- Day Decorations. Mrs. Charles Loyd, of Williams street, and John Morrison were arrested Satur day night by Marshal Perry and Merchant policeman Finney, the woman charged with assault and battery and Morrison for be ing drunk and disorderly. Morrison and Mrs. Loyd's daughter were walking on Morris street quarreling, when Mrs. Loyd came up and began calling for the police to come and arrest Morrison. Perry and Finney, who were near, came upon the scene and arrested Morrison, whom they found talking loudly and under the influ ence of liquor. While the officers had Mor rison In charge Mrs. Loyd struck him twice in the face and so the officers also arrested her. Both gave bond for their appearance in Magistrate Herig's court next Tuesday morning. Chief Massing, of the West Indianapolis police force, arrested William D. Wiidrlck, of No. 370 Union street, for being drum: and disorderly. He was released on bond to appear in court next Tuesday morning-. The officers also arrested a boy named Jarrett for jumping on freight trains. His father. Melvin Jarrett, of this city, gave bond for his appearance yesterday evening. The West Indianapolis firemen have deco rated their engine house and wagons with flags and bunting for to-day and have stretched a wire across the street from the top of the engine house to the top of Spen cer s Opera House and from the middle of this hangs a large American flag. The department will participate in the Labor day parade. Rev. Mr. Reynolds and congregation of the First M. E. Church, of Brightwood, held open-air services on the cprner of Sutherland and Station streets yesterday evening about G o'clock. The Brightwood baseball club and the Old Bucks, a club of this city, played a hotly contested ten-inning game yesterday with a score of 10 to-10. The batteries were: urigntwoou, comey and Klley: Old Bucks the Beville brothers. The tie will be olaved off next Sunday. Mr. Scwall's Position. New York Evening i ost. Mr. Sewall,' the Democratic nominee for Vice President on the Popocratic ticket, expresses the opinion that the "result iii Vermont is not surprising nor sisrnifieant " but we doubt if Tom Watson, the Populist nominee for the same office on the same Ihwher the reS'" inMafnelf aE nounced, on Sept. 15, it will appear that the Vermont result was more significant for Mr. Sewall than ror any other om man ia the country, for it is likely to be seen then that the Democratic partv of the country is taking very little stock in Mr. nryan s canuuiacy. that he is simply a Populist nominee, and that he mieht am well make his ticket a Populist one at both ends. If he comes to this conclusion. Mr. sev.au win re dropped, and the ticket will become Bryan and Watson in all parts of the country, as It is now In many Pirts of It. Nothing has done more to weaken Bryan, always excepting his own speeches, than this absurd squabble between two nominees for the same office. Brvan ha been unequal to the task of saying which one he preferred for an associate, and the clamors of Watson to bring him to a deci sion have brought ridicule upon the whole ticket. Watson Is ready the more suitable man. He is perhaps as ignorant and unfH for high office as Bryan, and he is a good deal more sincere In his levotion to the platform upon which Mr. Bryan stands. Sewall was always a grotesquely .Incon gruous candidate, put on In the hope of at tracting Eastern Democratic support. If Maine, like Vermont, shows that he Is a failure in thi3 canacitv lh nrr.m'ii Ae.r- elon ia likely to be, "Off you go." MURDER IN A SAWMILL WILLIAM- FITCH ALMOST BRAKED BY CHARLES HAXXOX. Close of the Indiana A. M. E. Church. Conference Appointments Made Yesterday by Bishop Arnett. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MITCHELL, Ind., Sept. 6. William Fitch and Charlie Hannon, two young men em ployed in a sawmill near Georgia, Ind., be came involved in a quarrel while at work in the mill, which resulted in the death of Fitch yesterday. Fitch had been married. but recently separatetl from his wife and had been paying attention to another young lady. Hannon made a remark about the girl. Fitch drew his knife, and attempted to use it, when Hannon picked up a ham mer and almost brained his assailant. Fitch never regained consciousness and lived but a short time. Hannon took to the woods and is still at large. Both men were form erly frora KentU2ky and it is thought Han non has returned and is in hiding there in the mountains. A. M. E. CONFERENCE. Bishop Arnett's Appointments nounced Last iht. Sr.ecial to the Indianapolis Journal. An- MUNCIE. Ind., Sept. 6. The Indiana Conference of the A. M. E. Church closed its most interesting session to-night to meet next year in Terre Haute. Ordination services were conducted by Bishop Arnett this morning. The following were ordained: Local deacons, James H. Young, H. F. Green, H. C. Morman, James H. Johnson, J. Nichols. Traveling Deacons M. B. Sanders, H. H. Brewer, L. L. Cristy. Elders G. N. Hardiman, Jasper Siler and J. F. Jackson. Bishop Arnett delivered three excellent sermons to-day in the A. M. E. church. Other church pulpits over the city were filled as follows to-day: High-street M. E. Church. 10:30 a. m.. Dr. J. C. Mitchell; 7:30 p. m.. Rev. F. W. Wilson. First Presbyter ian Church, 10:30 a. m.. Dr. Parke: Avon- dale M. E. Church, 10:30 a. m., Rev. W. H. Sanders; 7:s0 p. m.. Rev. W. H. Tay lor. Friends' Church. 7:30. Rev. A. L. Mur ray; Westminster Chapel, 7:30, Prof. Keat ing, of Philadelphia; M. P. Church, 7:30 a. m., W. Sanders; United Presbyterian, 10:30 a. m.; Rev. Morris Lewis; 7:30 W. W. Clark. All are visiting ministers to the conference. The appointments were read by Bishop Arnett to-night as follows: In dianapolis District Presiding elder, H. H. Thompson, Indianapolis. To be supplied Bethel, Ind.; John W. Harper, La fayette; John H. Sanders. Crawfords ville: Jesse Boss, of Logansport; Johnson Burdell, Noblesville; W. M. Kelley, Leba non: M. Jones, , Danville and South Mission. Indianapolis; Joseph Siler, Rock ville: T. G. Hardiman, Brazil; J. R. Furge son. Plainfield; Elbert Brown, Clinton; Alen M. Price, Peru; John L. Jackson, Greencastle; L. Stckes, Frankfort. Richmond District Presiding elder, C. C. Townsend; Henry Simmons, Richmond; A. D. Murray. Allen Chapel, Indianapolis; to be filled. Fountain City; James H. Fisher, Dublin and Connersville; T. W. Collins, St. Paul Church, Indianapolis; Thomas A. Ed wards, Portland; G. H. Unite, Muncie; William Collins, Seymour; J. Mitchem, Franklin; M. U. Sanders, Knightstown; C. E. Allen. Andersen; T. E. Wilson, Marion; H. H. Brewer, Columbus; L. W. Ratcliff, Kokomo; A. M. Taylor, Hill Chapel. Evansville District Presiding elders, Morris Lewis, Evansville; T. Price, Evans ville; M. Coleman, Mount Vernon; Alex andria Smith, B. D., Vincennes; J. L. Crav en, Princeton; W. Townsend, Lyles Sta tion; B. J. Coleman, Washington; E. E. Gregory. Mitchell; D. W. Campbell, Spen cer; W. W. Clark, Terre Haute; J. F. Pettiford, New Albany; F. P. Baker Jeffersonville; G. W. Shelton, Madison; N. S. Bray, Charleston; W. H. Tayior, Cory don; Jasper Siler. Glendale; J. L. Grigsby, Bloomington; J. Henson, Brewer's Hill. Bishop Arnett leaves to-morrow for Chi cago and then to Moline. 111., to attend conference. Rev. H. E. Stewart, of this city, was transferred to the Ohio Confer ence and will enter Wilberforce Univer sity. Yesterday the street-railway company gave the visitors a free street-car excur sion over all its lines in a special train. SHELBY COUNTY RACES. Tommle Brown Lowers the Track Record for Pacers. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Sept. 6. The crowd at the fair yesterday was the biggest for Saturday of any year in the history. The races were fast and hotly contested. In the free-for-all pace Tommie Brown, 2:ll1i, low ered the track record to 2:13. In the free-for-all run. In the second heat, while on the last turn. Fascination and Phil Gazelle were side by side. The rider of Gazelle raised hi3 whip and striking the rider of Fascination over the head with the butt, stunned him. For this the heat and race were given to Fascination. Frank Levi, owner of Gazelle, was fined $50 for the of fense. Summaries: Free-for-all pace. Dick Wilkes, sire Young Wilkes, dam Robert McGregory; Gee Grimes, Peoria, 111. (Grimes) 2 111 Tommie Brown; W. A. Stout, In dianapolis (Stout) 1 5 5 3 Lucille H. Socrates, dam St. Mark; W. E. Smith, Tiffin, 0 4 2 2 4 Deck Wright, sire Quilna Chief, dam by Blue Bull (Sage) 3 3 3 2 Billie W. sire Bald Weasel; A. Case, New Trenton, Ind. (Case).. 6 4 4 5 Johnnie B., sire Washburne, dam by Legal Tender; Wade Bros., Kdinburg (Wade) 5 dis Allie, sire Alabaster; Abe Sim mons, Greenville, O. (Burge) 7 dis ' Time-2:i3, v.iiVi, 2:14, 2:lo. 2:30 Trot; purse, $1S5. Red Bee, sire Redfield, dam by Tasco; Chas. Beason, Splce land (Brown) ; 5 1 1 2 1 Nibbs. sire Brignolia Wilkes; H. M. GiekirK Rushville 1 3 2 12 Alca ., sire Baronial, dam by Hamilton Downing; D. K. Meairs. Bloomington 6 2 5 5 5 Silver Maid, sire Silver Tail; Daniel Lurge Trys n. O 2 5 2 2 4 Gath. sire Bartholomew Wilkes; Haislip. Taylorsville 3 4 4 4 3 Young Axtermax 4 6 dis Alto 7 dis purse, $100. Free-for-all run; Fascination 1 2 ds Phil jraielle , Boston Belle Time 1 4Sj. 1 :-!!. Remodeled Church Opened. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENSBURG, Ind., Sept. 6. The First M. E. Church was re-opened to-day by Dr. Lewis Curts, of the Methodist Book Con cern, Cincinnati, with an excellent sermon to a crowded house. The church was first erected in 1S71 at a cost of $.'0,000 and has been closed for four months, undergoing: extensive interior improvements, costing $3,500. A fine pipe organ was placed in the alcove. It is valued at S2.EC0. Prof. Hansen, of Indianapolis, used it last Thursday ev ening for a recital and pronounced it an excellent instrument. Richmond Races This AVeek. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. 6. The local fair opens on Tuesday and th prospects are for a ,Ver' one if the weather Is suitable. The speed programme is a erood one. and a feature of it will be the attempt of Charles H. to lower the track record of 2:05. On Thursday there will be a barbecue and arrangements are being made to feed at least 10.000 people. For this ev?nt the American tin-p;ate works at Elwood fur nish 5,000 tin plates gratuitously. Union County Farmers Meeting:. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LIBERTY, Ind., Sept. 6. The summer meeting of the Union County Agricultural and Horticultural Society was held in Es tel's grove, south of Liberty, yesterday, a crowd of two thousand people being pres ent. A large number of premiums were given and the exhibit of cereals, fruit, products of the creamery and live stock was very extensive. The principal speaker of the day was Fon. B. S. Sutton, of Shel byville. Roy Found 111 in a Freight Car. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KOKOMO. Ind.. Sept. 6. A sixteen-year-old boy, unknown here, was found uncon scious In a freight car. evidently having lain several days alone, suffering from typhoid fever. He was taken to the coun- ty hospital, and Is still hovering between life and death. He gave his name as Louie Slogengar, saying he lost his job in a Cin cinnati factory, and left there a week ago in search of work. In his delirium he talks of relatives in Germany, but can give no intelligent account of himself. The lad is weil dressed, and evidently belongs to a good family. County Physician R. H. Smith thinks the chances are against his recovery. Kied on the Operating Table. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ANDERSON, Ind., Sept. 6 John Sanders, a colored man, known over the gas belt, died on the operating table at the hospital last night. He was being operated on for hernia, and would have died anyway had not the operation been attempted. He had just returned from a long camping expe dition in northern Indiana. Indiana. Notes. The home of Romeo Jones, of Anderson, was entered Saturday night and looted. Twenty dollars in money and some jewelry were among the things stolen. One of the brightest and most active of the old men in Wayne county is John H. Kluge, cf Abington. He was born in In diana in IS)"). His father wi;t a rnissionary among the Delaware Indians and was sta tioned near where Anderson now is. Sealed proposals for the construction of a sixteen-mile sanitary sewer system in Bluffton were opened Saturday night. Sav age & St. Clair, Bluffton and Chicago con tractors, were the lowest bidders, their bid being S,19o.26. The highest bid was $43,000, Joseph Fisher, who has been a fugitive irom justice tor the pasi three years, was arrested in Madison county Saturday night He is wanted tor stealing hogs. His two pals have been in the penitentiary for three years and. by a strange coincidence, their time is up this week. CORONATION MEMORIES. A hat an American Saw in Moscow- Prominence of Li IlniiK Chans. New York Tribune. A Tribune reporter yesterday met Creigh ton Webb, who has recently returned from Russia, where he assisted officially at the coronation ceremonies at Moscow. The re porter, taking up the topic of the hour asked Mr. Webb: "Did you see Li Hung Chang while you were in Moscow?" "Of course," was the answer. "Althouj the city was full of royal personages from all parts of Europe, heirs apparent and others whose names are known all over the civilized world as synonymous with rank, power or brains, there was no one there so conspicuous or who excited such universal interest as the 6reat Viceroy. The Marquis Yamagata, with his laurels fresh upon him, the reoganizer of an army, almost the re generator of a race, the successful hero who brought a winter campaign, an inva sion by sea of an enemy's country, to a successful termination even he. in com parison with the splendid old statesman of the yellow jacket, was relegated to a sec ond place in the popular interest. "The Viceroy arrived from the frontier in the private car of the Empress of Rus sia, with all tho state, pomp and circum stance befitting his high rank and distinc tion. You have doubtless heard how the great Chinese tea merchant of Moscow al tered the entire facade of his houpe. chang ing it into a beautiful Chinese palace, cov ering the lintels and cornices with dragons. lions and all sorts of fantastic Chinese decorations. This he placed at the disposal of the Viceroy and his suite. There it was that he gave audience to all the Orien tal magnates who had come to attend the coronation. It was not my gooel fortune to be present on this occasion, but it was described to me by ors-i who was there, a distinguished New York lawyer and ex soldier, who, by the simple courtesy and ease of his manners, and by the quiet dig nlty with which he bore his splendid pres ence, added greatly to the prestige of the American mission. The V iceroy. it seems, received regal honors from his guests, be ing seated on a throne at the end of the great room. Much as he means to us and to Europe, he meant infinitely more to the Orientals in Moscow as the representative of the mightiest nation in Asia. That same intense interest in all serious subjects of the day which the Viceroy is said to have shown in Germany. France and England, and which I hear he, has already shown in this country, he manifested in Moscow. He went io the great Russian exoosition at Nijnl Novgorod.! and there he is said to have proved himself a fitting rival of Dom Pedro of Brazil in the keen intelligence with which h2 propounded questions which went to the very root of every subject in which he became interested." "How did he rank with the other embas sadors?" was asked. "He ranked above them all. owing to his belna Viceregal. He was. of course, the recipient of many special marks of imperial favor. "What were the most notable features of the coronation ceremonies?", was inquired. "It was astonishing to observe the per fection of detail and the absolute precision with which the three weeks ceremonial passed off. The Russians took plenty of time for preparation, and when the mighty machine was set In motion it moved smoothly and without a hitch. The Russian railroads are very weak in the matter of rolline- stock. A special tram is not a mat ter of every-day occurrence with their offi cials. Yet every day for a whole week, from in the mormne to 9 in the evening, ten great special trains were sent out from St. Petersburg to Moscow, all of which started and arrived on their scheduled time. In Eng land or here this would not mean much, nor, for that matter, would it in Germany, but there are several other countries in Europe, which I need not name, in which it would be simply an impossibility. What were the most impressive scenes of the three weeks? First, of course, the coronation itself: then the illumination of the Kremlin. To attempt fittingly to de scribe this would be foolish. It was done on such a scale and with such wonderful taste that one left the scene feeling that hereafter there was nothing left to see in that line. It was fairyland ideally beauti ful. Then there was the great court ball at the Kremlin. Nowhere else in the world is there to-day such a magnificent spectacle as that of a court ball in Russia. It Is one of indescribable majesty. As a curious ex perience attendance at one such ball would amply repay a trip to the turtner end or Europe. "Our country was well represented at the court ball in the Kremlin. There were pres ent Mrs. John A. Logan, with two or three lovely young girls in her train; W. E. D. Stokes and his wife, fresh from a series of visits among the imperial studs of Southern Russia: Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, who had dropped in to see a few of the many friends they had made at the Chicago exhi bition, and many others." When asked about the disaster at the Khodynsky Pole, Mr. Webb replied: "I don't like to think of it. It was shocking horrible. It left on all who saw anything of It an impression that will never be eradicated. Who was to blame? I don't know, and under the circumstances I don't care to indulge In any conjectures. It cast a gloom over the whole remaining pe riod of the ceremonies. It came as a dreadful shock to the young Empress, who insisted on going from hospital to hospital to visit the wounded, and on the Emperor, who, like most constitutionally brave men, is as tender-hearted as a woman. The whole incident, and the fashion in which, after it had happened, it was treated, gives much food for thought. A vast throng swayed by one impulse, closes up, one per son on another. A few moments ps, and it opens out again, and there lie dead 2.500 people. This is at 6 in the morning. The work of removing the bodies began at once, and simultaneously go on the final preparations for the great games at 1 o'clock. At 3 these are at an end. anr. the court, the Diplomatic Corps, the invited eruests are driven back to town, passing all the way in the dreary procession of corpses. The ball at the French embassy takes place that evening. It is a political function. It cannot be postponed, and the poor young Emperor and his wife, mur muring for their stricken subjects, have to ero to it 'with death in their hearts.' as the Emperor is reported to have said. In thirty-six hours every trace of the disaster is wiped out. The dead are buried. The field resumes Its accustomed appearance, and the great reaction of the coronation moves on as steadily as ever. "This is not heartlessneps. It is the Rus sian .haracter. The Russian is a good fel low, and is very kind and gentle, but he is a fatalist by instinct. The thing has hap pened. It can't he helped. Everything in the world is done for the families who have been bereft of their bread-winners, and that ends it. The Russian is indiffer ent to the sufferings of others, but so he is to his own. That same quiet carelessness as to what fate may have in store for him which finds expression in such mag niritent displays of courage in the hunting field. In such profound contempt for death on the field of battle, the Russian takes with him into everyday life. He is a very quiet person, especially when in a crowd, but, as we say, he gets there. "Russia has been compared by a great writer to a bear v.hose vast bulk lies stretched across all northern Europe and Asia. 1 should compare her rather to a mighty glacier, which is slipping, creeping, ever quietly onward. If It meets an oo stacle it either grinds it to powder or picks it up and carries it with it. The glacier does not recede It travels all the time, very slowly, but very surely. I must catch a train good-bye." COLD-BLOODED MURDER INDIANAPOLIS BALL TEAM S LAUGH TERED BY MINNEAPOLIS. Chauncey Fisher Pounded Without I Mercy, and Seven Errors Made by His -Support. Minneapolis Columbus . . Milwaukee . Milwaukee . Kaunas City Detroit .... ..H Indianapolis... O ..11 St. Paul. 8 . 7 Grand Rapids. . 2 .I.': Grand Rapid.. 2 . :j Detroit 1 . J Kansas C'iij-. . . 1 To-Days Western League Games. (Morning and afternoon, except at Kan sas City.) Indianapolis at St. Paul. Columbus at Minneapolis. Detroit at Milwaukee. Grand Rapids at Kansas City. How the CInbs Stand. Clubs. Played. Won. Lost. P'r. C't. Minneapolis ,..115 76 39 .fifil Indianapolis ...113 67 4(5 .5:;? Detroit 117 07 50 .573 St. Paul llf) 67 52 .5(3 Kansas City ...116 6n r6 .517 Milwaukee 12:5 57 66 .463 Columbus 122 42 SO .344 Grand Rapids.. 123 3S S5 .."03 To-Day's National League Games. (Morning and afternoon, except at Phil adelphia.) Cincinnati at Brooklyn. Cleveland at Boston. Louisville at Baltimore. " Pittsburg at New York. St. Louis at Washington. Chicago at Philadelphia. Standing of the Clubs. Clubs. Played. Won. Lost. P'r C't. Baltimore Ill 77 34 .694 Cincinnati 114 71 43 .623 Cleveland 114 - 70 44 .614 Boston 118 67 51 .568 Chicago 117 65 52 .556 Pittsburg 112 61 51 .545 Philadelphia ..115 56 hi 47 New York 116 55 61 .474 Brooklyn 114 53 61 .465 Washington ...112 46 66 .411 St. Louis 115 35 SO ;04 Louisville Ill 29 82 .261 HOOSIERS WHITEWASHED. Got but Five Hits Yesterdav. and Piled Up Seven Errors. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6. The last game of the Minneapolis-Indianapolis series was the easiest of them all for the victorious Millers. They could never ask for anything easier in the line of a pitcher than Chaun cey Fisher proved to-day. His advent was awaited by the players and the fans with fear and trembling, but at the very first chance the Millers had at the mighty twirl er they took the starch right out of him, and when the Hoosiers ?aw how he fared they lost all nerve and piled errors on er rors. Shiebeck started the error getting, and Motz, Shannon, Stewart, Wood and Hogan assisted later. Three errors, led by a base l"" i'iuu, uipies Dy any and PKuehne and slnerles bv Pirkett T?nii t,a Preston scored six men and the game v as over to all Intents and purposes. The cham pions had an attack of heart failure in the eighth, when Preston, after making a hit, circled the bases, for a score through the kindness of Wood and Hogan. In the five Innings that Fisher waa in the'game eleven hits were made off his delivery, but he was doing good work when he was replaced by Kellam. But five singles were made off the new lad. The Hoosiers could not find Vir- gemeier at all. Motz played desperately and sul " "us. unce ne managed to get as far as third base, and another time he stole to second, but was unable to touch the plate. Wood was the onlv other man to get to third, and this he accomplished In me sevenui vy a uarmg steal. Hogan cap tured some very dangerous flies, as did Wil liams and Hogriever. Score: Minneapolis. A.B. R. H. O. A. E. 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 13 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 110 2 0 0 13 7 0 10 16 27 14 "0 R. H. O. A. E. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 2 11 1 2 0 0 3 3 1 0 113 1 0 0 10 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 5 27 13 7 Preston, rf 4 Lally, If fi Wtlmot, cf... 6 Schriever, c 5 V erden. 1 4 Pickett, 2 5 Kuehne, 3 , 5 Figgemeler. p 5 Ball, s 3 Totals 43 Indianapolis. A.B Shannon, 3 2 Williams, rf 4 Hogriever. If 4 Motz. 1 4 Shiebeck, s 3 Stewart, 2 4 Wood, c 3 Hogan, cf 3 Fisher, p 2 Kellam, p l Totals 30 Score by innings: Minneapolis C 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 010 Indianapolis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Earned runs Minneapolis, 3. Two-base hit Pickett. Three-base hits Lally, Kuehne, Werden. Sacrifice hits Preston, Ball. Stolen bases Preston (2). Ball. Motz Wood. Double plays FiKfiremeier. Pickett nnd Werden; Pickett. Ball and Werden. Bases on balls Off Fisher, 2; off Kellam, ; off Figgemeler, 4. Struck out By Kellam, 1. Left on bases Minneapolis. 11: Indianan- olis. 6. Umpire O'Day. Time of game 1:50. Tigers and Blues Won One Each. KAN'SAS CITY, Sept. 6. Two games were played to-day and the clubs split even. In the first the visitors were unable to hit Barnett and the Blues bunched hits on Gayle in the fourth inning. The Blues lost the second game on errors. Attendance, 4,000. Scores: First game: R. H. E. 0 03 S 2 0 0-1 7 5 Kansas City..0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Detroit 0 0 Eateries Barnett and Lake; Gayle and Twine ham. Second game: R. H. E. 0 1-4 7 5 5 09 8 2 Kansas City 1 1 1 Detroit 1 0 3 Batteries Knell and Lake: Eagan and Twinenam. jauea at end or firth inning to permit Detroit to catch train. Gold Bnsrs Lost Two to Brewers. MILWAUKEE, Sept. 6. Milwaukee won two games from Grand Rapids this after noon, in the first game Jones struck out twelve men. Score: R. H. E. Milwaukee ....0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 47 13 S Grand Rapids. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 02 9 3 Batteries Jones and Spear: McFarland and Hodges. In the second game Milwaukee outbatted the visitors. On account of darkness the game was called in the seventh inning. R. H. E. Milwaukee 5 0 0 1 0 0 713 16 i Grand Rapids 0 00200 0 2 4 2 Batteries Barnes and Spear; Wolters and Hodges. Saints Ran Bases Poorly. ST. PAUL, Sept. 6. The Saints outbat ted the visitors, but lost the game by poor base running. Both teams put up a poor fielding jams. Attendance, 1,000. Score: R. H. E. St. Paul 1 02110300 8 13 4 Columbus ...3 0330101 11 12 5 Batteries Frlcken and Spies: Jones and Wilson. Player Probably Futally Hurt. Special to th Indianapolis Journal. HARTFORD CITY. Ind.. Sept. 6.-There was great excitement at the ball park here to-day. Hod Free, a Camden player, re ceived injuries from which he may die. Hawley let his bat slip and struck Free on the head and jaw. The injured player's mother, who witnessed the game, fainted, as did several other persons. Free was taken to the city and to-night ia not expected to survive. Score: Tt T t V. Hartf'd City .0 6000020 S 1.1 4 Camden 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 03 7 fi Batteries Dally and Arick: Brown an.i Wachter. Struck out By Daily, 10; bv Brown, 5. Baseball Notes. Dusty Miller forgot all about thf TVmnl cup and consorted with the flowing bowl. snd that'3 why Buck fined him $25. Wash ington Pest. McOunnlgle, of the Colonels, will reserve Cassidy. Marty Bergen is doing the bulk of the catching for Boston. Tom Loftus is In St. Paul, nursing a flagrant case of hay fever. The death of Jake Berkley's mother-in-law has kept nim out of the game for sev eral days. Catcher Warner, of Morris, Minn., has signed with St. Paul. He is said to be a good backstop. For nine consecutive years, including 1W, the big League championship has one to an Eastern club. In Cleveland they are willing to bet that the Spid?rs v.li! finish second and win from the Orioles In the Temple cup series. "I haven't made much cf a record for my self this season, but I lead the pitchers of the. League in warming vp," says Al Maul, of Washington. "Your Uncle" Anson was put out of the game and ordered off the grounds at Bal timore Friday. Has the old man joined the lengthy list of "scrappers?" Buck Ewing has an eye on Fifie'.d. the Detrcit twirler. Fiiield will be in greater demand among the major League magnates thin any other Western League pitcher. Walter Wilmot's head has not swelled a particle since the Millers went into first place, fcr the good and sufficient reason that were it to swell any more it would burst. Indianapolis will have a hard tight from now on to hold second p. ace. It won't do for Watkins's men to drop many more games, as Detroit is close tip and has the same stretch of home gair.ea as the cham pions. In the resurrection of the seasoned veter ans this seasDn Dick Buckley didn't figure, because he was sent to a minor league. There is more than one club In the big League that could afford to employ Dick to coach young pitchers. Washington Post. Milwaukee's Brewers dallied with Fish er's delivery the other day until he wished to gracious he were back in the National League. Colonel Fisher will not lift the Indianapolis team into first place. He will do well if he holdo it in second place. Kan sas City World. Marston. of the Fall River team, offered Fred Klolx-danz to Louisville for $2,000, but McGunnigle declined. That shrewd Yan kee, Frank Selee, cut $S00 off Marston s price, and thinks he got the best bargain of the season, and it begins to look as if he had. Sandow Mertes. he of the swelled chest and dltt caput, who was scare-headed Into popularity by the Philadelphia papers when he joined the Phillies last June, has been sent to Billy Sharsig's Tarm. Like ail new comers Into the League who expire by the wayside, Mertes played fast ball at the outset, but couldn't retain the gait. It is the steady average clip of speed that tells in the mainr Leasrue. both as to lndivtJual3 j and teams, and. ergo, it takes a season of playing in the major League to juuge 01 the merits of a tyro. Exchange. That foxy gentleman, Charlie Comlsky, who nsver was accused of overlooking a bet or "coppering" a good thing, is toot ing his trumpet, and the dulcet notes from Charlie's clarion are clumping through the major League, cnarne nus uu oujli. n blowing his horn, and that is to entice the major League managers to blow themselves for several marketable players. McGunni gle, of the Colonels, has the first claim on Comisky's pitcher. Denzer, who, accord ing to Charlie, can pitch fast enough for rrajor League company. Exchange. Candidate Miers's Fallacies. To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal: Hon. Robert Miers, the Popocrat nomi nee for Congress In the Second congres sional district, made a political speech here a few days ago to a crowd of some eighty or ninety, men, women and children, about equally divided. He was given very close attention. Your correspondent attended, knowing that Mr. Miers is one of the ablest Democrats in Indiana, and I had con fidence in the man to believe. he would dis cuss the issues of the campaign in an able, lawyer-like way, but I am sorry to report I was not only disappointed, but disgusted at the course he pursued. He gave the Union soldiers a very warm eulogy, and it seemed to come from the heart, but I believe, also, that the doctrine he preached of free and unlimited coinage of silver, would be one of the hardest blows that could be given the pensioner. It js the his tory of every nation of the world that has tried unlimited coinage of silver that It depreciates the value of the dollar to the bullion value of the silver. Mr. Miers was very unfair in his argument and evidently aims to play' on the emotions of the poor and unsophisticated. He said: "When the government puts its stamp on silver and calls it a dollar it is and would be worth 100 cents, especially if it is made a full tender for all debts." He told us we "owed England in round numbers four billions of dollars." All Europe recognizes a silver dollar, if not backed by gold, only at the value of the bullion price of silver in it. Now, the query is, if we try to pay this vast amount of borrowed money with money only worth 53 cents to the dollar, 1 how long can we get to keep that money, and what will be the condition of our credit;' Would there not only be a rush by England to collect all we owe them, but would not others do the same? Would not this grand rush ruin the American people and close the remaining open furnaces and factories In America? They all 1 in on bor rowed capital and cannot run. without it. Mr. Miers admitted that if we put the sil ver dollar back into bullion that it would only be worth 53 cents. Some of our Re publican friends asked him to explain why It was that the silver dollar, when melted, was worth only 53 cents, and the gold dol lar, when melted, was worth 1U0 cents. He failed to answer. Then they asked him if he thought we would be any belter off to change our monetary system by the gov ernment stopping to buy silver bullion at 53 cents to the dollar and keeping the 47 cents so as to enable the government to make the silver dollars worth 100 cents in any nation in the world, or as good as gold? They asked him. also, if we coined silver free for Tom. Dick and Harry, if he thought they would keep our money on a parity? One dollar as good as another? Thetruth Is that It has not been the his tory of silver, when given unlimited coin age, that the bullion price of silver in the nations trying it has advanced In value, but the reverse is the rule. The question that seems to bother the Popocrats is this. If it does not raise the bullion price, why la it that the great millionaires that are at the head of their party are working for the free coinage of silver? The answer is plain. Silver is nature's free offering, and all It costs the discoverer of It is the labor to eet It to the mint. It is all labor and this is the slowest thing to advance In price. This the mine owners well know, and they are shrewd enough to know that if the government will coin all their silver bullion free of cost and make it full payment for all debts, that this will lay down the bars to a larger field for their product and en able them to pay for their labor at 53 cents to the dollar. If th'-re Is no advance on the bullion price of sliver, which is not likely, they would gain 47 cents of the min er's money on every dollar tntl. labor comes to. Four years ago the poor people belonging to the Democratic party were told that if they would only vote for good old Grover and give them full power In Con gress they would so legislate that "all their troubles would be over." This was "before taking." See the spectacle since. If Mr. Miers did not want to befog his hearers he would have told them that the Democratic party was a failure; that it could not, would not, and never intended to do what they had promised the people, except to put wool and oilier farm produce on tho free list, and the result was the fires went out of our furnaces and thou sands of our mechanics were thrown out of their jobs and were compelled to fro to farming and become producers instead of consumers. He would have told them that our money system was the very best, that there was no need to try to disturb the bus iness of the country by such a change: he would have told them that the people had weighed the Democratic party and found It too short t rule such a country as ours; that the Republican party had run this country successfully for a third of a cen tury and gone though one of the greatest wars of modern times: hi. a paid all Its ob ligations with dollars worth PH) cents to the dollar; had turned over to them a surplus In the treasury and paid a large per cent, of the debt created by the war, and with the best credit of any nation on the earth. They were able to do this by a wise and judicious protective tarltT. and all this the Democratic party destroyed in one short term of office, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars entailed on the American people by their stupidity anil general cussedness. liad Robert Miers told his audience this, he would have told them the truth. He could have said, also, that there was noth ing now the matter with us as a nation excent we have had entirely too much of the Democratic party, and all we need is a return of the G. O. P. Qulney. Ind. VINT ANDERSON. LI AND A GIRL REPORTER INSTEAD OF BEING INTERVIEWED HE Tl'RNS INTERVIEWER. The Earl Declares Bicycles Immodest for Women nnd Disapproves of the Men Ridin. Iva Rofis. !n New York Journal. LI Hung Chang looked at me over hfs gold-rimmed spectacles and said. "Hull"' I found out later this meant that I met his approval. He gave me his hand and held mine for a few minutes, and well. I am frank to con fess that all the beautiful questions I hud been framing in my mind ever hince ho stepped off the St. Louis, suddenly vanished into air. and when dead little Dr. Mark (I call him dear, because It was he who pre sented me to the Viceroy) Inquired what I wanted to ask the Earl, not one of thcrn would come to my assistance. 'Oh. anything," I stammered, lecting my wits, said: then, col- "I should like to know what his Excel- lency thinks of America, of Amerlean newspapers and American women?" Dr. Mark chattered and LI chattered back. Then the physician made the an swer: "He thinks America a great country and its people noble, generous and hospit.ible He likes its newspaprs-lf they are all as bright as the Journal." "And Its women?" I suggested "Ah. he is afraid you will make fun of nlm', Iso? ou Wll write just what ho says? I promised fathfully I would quote him word for word. . "Well, he thinks they are verv lovely" hen Dr. Mark consented to allow me to see the great man 1 gave him mv word I would remain only two minutes In the au gust presence. My two minutes had gone I was trembling in my shoes, for f .-x-pected every moment the Doctor would re mind me that my time was up. LI, however, had evidently taken a fancy to me. He motioned for me to be seated in a little chair opposite him. He looked at me from head to foot over his glasses and said something to Dr. Mark, who was good enough to act as in terpreter. : - Dr. Mark blushed and stammered. He had heard how strange Li's very personal questions strike the people of this country, and he didn't quite know how to frame tha one the Earl had just asked. Fumbling my card, he said, questionably: "I haven't told him whether you are Miss or Mrs." "Assure his Excellency that I shall be delighted to answer any question he mav honor me by naming." I replied, at tho same time settling myself comfortably in the chair, ready to be catechised. LI BEGINS QUESTIONS. "He wants to know whether you are mar ried." "No." "He asks. 'Why not?'"' ; "Because no man wants to marry me." The Earl laughed incredulously, shook his head and chattered to Dr. Mark. "That cannot be so. He says there are surely not so many pretty women in this city that you can't find a husband." "But It's true. Ask him to send me one from China." . "He says he would If it were necessary, but he doesn't believe it is. He thinks per haps you are hard to please." LI talked and Dr. Mark translated. "He wishes me to say that people here think he asks questions simply because of curiosity. That is net so. In our country in China" his countenance took on a sort of glorified expression when he mentioned, the Flowery Kingdom "questions like he' asks are considered polite and show a kind ly interest." 1 begfred Dr. Mark to believe T en loved the questions and hoped his Excellency would continue his cross-examination. "How old are you?" Did I hear aright? Confess the one thing incompatible with a woman's vanity? The thought was positively distracting, and for a second I felt as though I were going to faint. Then my wits came back. "We have a saying in this part of tho world that a woman is as old as sne looks a. man as old as he feels. How old does your Excellency think I am?" Li leaned back In his chulr and laughed a deep huh, huh, huh, showing his long, yel low, far-apart teeth. His servants trembled because of this exertion. One man lighted a long, bamboo pipe, with gold mouthpiece, and poked it between Li's lips, withdrawing it and re filling it after one puff. But that puff brought renewed strength, and .the statesman looked at me roguc ishly. "He says you look about twenty years old," Dr. Mark remarked. "His Excellency is a. good guesser," I replied. "He bids me tell you," coivtlnucd Dr. Mark, "that he met tw ladies who write for the newspapers wh"e he was in Eng land, but he never met one so young as you. He want3 to know how much money you make." I told him. "You must be very Intelligent. American Women are especially brigjit. are they not ? Is it really so that they can write as well as men? It S2ems Impossible to bellev they can, for they surely do not travel much." EARL LI DISAPPROVES. LI was astonished to hear that women In this country may go anywhere alone even going round the world without an escort. "But this Is not right," the Viceroy said. "Women should have the protection of their husband's." The attendant placed the statesman's pipe between the official's Hps again, and LI puffed. "A woman can afford to be capricious as long as she Is young: but even American women, beautiful as they are, must event ually grow old. Time creeps on, even in the cases of the fairest, and when a woman reaches forty years she will find she can not make the conquests sha did at thirty. Every woman should get married. Marriage Is her mission, and she will be happier with a good husband than alone, viandi'r ing about the world." Having delivered himself of this llttlo sermon. Li continued: "I hope you will soon be married and get a gooi, brave, handsome husband." Then he asked the following questions: "Are you parents alive?" "Do you board or live with your friends?" "Have you brothers or sisters?" "Have you cousins?" "Do you have to work hard?" "How many years have you been working for the newspapers?" In a brief interval, while LI was trying to think of some other questions, I asked him whether he had seen any bicycles. "Yes," he snapped out, with laconic dis approval. "What do you think bout women riding them?" I asked. "They should not ride them. Bicycles are not meant for women; they are im modest." "Do men ride bicycles In China?" "No," he almost thundered. Bicycles, for men or women, evidently have not the stamp of LI Hung Chang's approval. His butler at this moment piacea a tray on a table near by, and Dr. Mark said, by way of dismissal: "My Lord will now take his milk." The great Chinaman then arose, gave me his hand and said in excellent Chinese: "Good night, my little lady." NATIONAL Tube Works Wrought-lron Pipe fo; Gas, Steam and Water. poller Tub. Cast ami Malle able iron I- tlttii'3( hlat'ii nnil fralvxiiiz'-d). 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