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Warmr and fair.
The Intrinsic
Of the SCHOOL SUITS that we offer you at the
following prices, are of a quality fully 33 1-3 per
cent, higher than the prices we ask you for them
would indicate:
That have, a real value of $8.
That have a real value of $5.
That have a real value of $1.25 and $1.50.
Big Route
Benton Harbor, Mich.,
THURSDAY, Sept. 10,
Round Trip
Tickets good going- on trains
leaving Indianapolis at 6:35 a. nr.,
11:45 . a. in., Thursday, Sept. 10,
and good to return for ten days.
A. G. P. A.
One Dollar Excursion
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Sunday, Sept. 13.
Fast time, rienty of room. No local Estops.
Special train will leave Indianapolis Union Depot
7:15 a. m. Leave Cincinnati, returning. 7:00 r. m.
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street and Union Station.
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cbicago Sleeper at west end Valou Station, ready
lJetalled Information at Union Station and 2 West
WatlilDfton street. GEO. W. HAYLER, V. P. A.
Decision That Paves the Way
Wholesale Annulment.
GUTHRIE, O. T., Sept. 7. The Terri
torial Supreme Court late this evening
handed down a decision which makes a
prominent and wealthy New York city man
and a well-known Cincinnati wraan big
amists, and will, by its intf ryretation of
the divorce law, create consternation
among the thousands from all parts of the
United States who have secured Oklahoma
In May, 1893, after a hard-fought trial,
Charles F. Beach, a well-known writer of
legal text books, with offices in New York,
Chicago and Indianapolis, obtained a di
vorce from his wife, Annie M. Beach, onr
the ground of cruelty and incompatibility.
Mrs. Beach at once appealed the case to
the Supreme Court, the transcript being
the most complete and voluminous ever
filed in the court, and the court to-day,
with a full bench, reversed the lower court,
annulling the divorce and dismissing the
case. The ground for reversal on error
was that Beach was never a resident in
good faith of the Territory or of the coun
ty in which the divorce was granted, hav
ing lived in Perry three months simplv as
a transient guest, and going to Norman,
where the divorce was granted, but the day
before the application was granted. The
same holding by the court will annul three
fourths of the divorces ever granted in the
Beach, who is a leading member of the
Manhattan Club and receives $20,000 a year
royalty from his numerous law text-books
has, since obtaining the divorce, married
Mrs. Day, a charming widow, of Cincin
nati, and the two are now traveling in Eu
rope, both being made bigamists by this
Mrs. Ueach, who wins the fight, was a
Miss Annie Van Loon, of Philadelphia,
wealthy and highly connected, and was
married to Beach in December, 1802, in New
York city, being eleven years his senior.
Presented to Hoke Smith by Ills Late
Associates in Washington.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 7. Ex-Secretary
Hoke Smith was the recipient of a hand
some present by express this morning from
his late associates In the Department of the
Interior In Washington. The token of re
membrance came in the shapo of a magnifi
cent punch bowl and ladle. It is of ligured
silver, lined with gold, and on the outside
these words are engraved: "To Hon. Hoke
Smith, from his friends in thf Department
of the Interior. Vabhington. D. C." Along
with the bowl came a neatly bound book,
in which appear the names of all who
joined in this token of esteem to the late
Secretary of the Interior.
Harry P. Webb Will Go to South
Africa, us Consulting Engineer.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 7.-Harry P.
Webb, a son of C. C. Webb, who owns a
large part of the Shasta valley, in Sisyou
county, ho.s been engaged by the Char
tered Company of South Africa to take
charge of the Consolidated Gold Fields
Company's interest at Johannesburg, as
consulting engineer, the position until re
emUy tilled by John Hays Hammond.
3 yetir California
20c per Bottle,
$2.25 per Dozen.
Distributors of Fine Imported and
Domestic Groceries,
16 North Meridian Street.
For a handsome line see
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56 West Washington St.
59 North Pennsylvania St.
And Then Starts West for Vancouver,
Where He Will Embark for His
Celestial Home.
TORONTO, Ont., Sept. 7. LI Hung Chang
crossed the border into Canada by way of
the suspension bridge a little after 9 o'clock
to-day. The distinguished Chinaman trav
eled on a special Canadian Pacific traini"
which had. been, taken to the American
side (the first ever taken Into the United
States by the way) especially for his con
venience. The train arrived in Toronto
this afternoon. His purpose now is to get
to, the Pacific coast as rapidly as con
sistent with safety and he will take most
of his inspection of Canada from the car
windows. It is understood that Li is pre
paring autograph letters of thanks to Geo.
W. Boyd, assistant general passenger agent
of the Pennsylvania railroad, and Major
General Ruger, the President's representa
tive on the tour. Both these gentlemen
have been tireless in their efforts to make
the visit of the , distinguished visitor a
pleasant one and it is because of their
kindness that the Viceroy desires to write
them personal letters of thanks. He has
also expressed his intention of sending
handsome presents to Mr. Boyd and Gen.
Ruger when he reaches his home.
Earl Li passed a rather restless night,
probably on account of the roar of the cat
aract. He rose bright and early, as is his
wont, and ate sparingly of fish, rice and
eggs. Then he was ready to start, but it
was an hour or more before the Americans
were ready to take leave of him. The
retinue of servants went directly to the
special train and boarded it, while Li him
self, with a small party, was taken in a
carriage across the upper bridge to the
Clifton House, at Niagara Falls, Ont. Here
Sir Henry Deroly and Mr. W. Parmalee,
representing the Dominion government, re
ceived the distinguished guest with words
of welcome, and the American escort bade
him bon voyage. The Canadian hosts then
took Li in their carriage and drove through
the Canadian Park to the Dufferln islands.
Li was even more visibly impressed with
his view of the falls from the Canadian
side than he was from the American side,
and so expressed himself through his in
terpreter. Just before noon the party boarded the
special train and started for this city. The
train was stopped opposite the exhibition
grounds and the Chinese statesman was
met by parliamentary and civic notables
arid escorted through the grounds to the
platform in front of the grand stand, where
the address of welcome was read to him
by Lieutenant Governor Kirkpatrick, of
Ontario, to which Li Hung Chang, through
his interpreter, briefly responded. He was
cheered by the large crowd present and
was pleased with the ovation. About 4
o'clock he boarded the train for North Bay,
whence he wrill continue on his journey to
the Pacific coast.
Grand Parade of the Annual En.
canipment to Be Held Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Sept. 7. A number of
officers of the Sons of Veterans, as well
as several State delegations, arrived to-day
to attend the annual encampment. To
morrow is down on the programme as "ar
rival" day, but crowds of visitors are aH1
ready coming in from all directions. Commander-in-chief
Russell, accompanied by
Adjutant-general Boriu and several mem
bers of the staff, came in from the West,
while Col. W. R. Cooper, of Knoxville!
junior vice commander; Col. E. R. Carter!
of Knoxville, commander of the division of
Alabama ancf Tennessee, and a number of
visitors came from the South. The Kansas,
Indiana. Ohio and Illinois delegations got
in to-night. Past Commander W. E
Bundy and wife, of Cincinnati, and Col. a!
G. Courtney, commander of the New York
delegation, are at the Gait 1 louse. The
parade Wednesday morning, which is the
first important event of the encampment,
promises to be the most successful ever
given by the rder.
Ex-Senator Henry 11. Payne, of Ohio,
In a Critical State.
CLEVELAND. O.. Sept. 7. Ex-United
States Senator Henry B. Payne suffered a
stroke of paralysis last Wednesday, and
has been unconscious most of the time
since. Littlj hope is entertained for his re
covery. He is nearly ninety years old, and
one of the wealthiest men in Ohio.
Knocked Out in Third Ronnd.
CLEVELAND. O.. Sept. 7. Doc Payne, of
Cleveland, and George Caton. of Newburg.
fought to a finish here to-night. Caton was
knocked out in the ninth round bv a hard'
left-handed swing. He was terribly pun
ished, while Payne scarcely showed a mark.
Anderson's Streets Crowded vrith. Peo
ple, M ho Watched a Parade an
' Hour in Passing-.
President Gonipers'i Able Speech
The Indianapolis Parade Celebra
tion in Other Cities.
Aside from two or three unpleasant inci
dents of rather sensational nature, the cel
ebration of Labor day at Anderson yester
day was a great success. From this city
about 1,500 people attended the celebration,
and other cities and towns sent large dele
gations. Anderson has perhaps never had
a larger crowd, although it is said that
the Fourth of July celebration a year ago
drew a crowd nearly as large. All the
streets of the central part of that city were
as busy and crowded as a bee hive on
swarming day, and people estimated that
8,000 or 10,000 strangers were in town.
The street parade was delayed an hour
by a cheap effort to make political capital
out of one of the Elwood tin-plate work
ers unions. A rule that is insisted upon
in all labor organizations is the one which
forbids a union from taking sides in polit
ical questions as an organization. About
four years ago, after the Elwood tin-plate
factory was opened, the men organized a
union. At that time the Democratic press
throughout the country was ridiculing the
assertion that tin plate could be made in
this country, although William McKinley
maintained that it could be done under the
influence of protective tariff. Recognizing
in McKinley the champion of the tin-plate
industry, the Elwood operatives named
their organization the McKinley Lodge, No.
121, of Elwood Tinworkers, and have main
tained it ever since. Yesterday the union
appeared on the streets of Anderson with
an immense tin banner, behind which they
proposed to march. It had printed on
it in big letters the words, "McKinley Lodge
Tinworkers of Elwood." Thomas Gruelle,
a member of the typographical union, and
"Nick" Dugan, of the bricklayers, said to
be a self-constituted aid to the grand mar
shal of the parade, raised a howl against
the banner and declared that they would
not march with it in the parade, as they
were strictly opposed tof allowing any par
tisanship manifested in the celebration. It
was suggested to the Elwood men that
they could march behind their other ban
ner, one showing their connection with the
amalgamated associations. To this they
strenuously and persistently objected. They
declared that if they were not allowed to
Viiiry" and march behind their colorsttia
they would not participate at all. They
were backed by other organizations from
Alexandria and Anderson, who also de
clared that they would walk out of the
parade if Elwood did not remain. Samu
el Gompers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, was at Anderson s the
orator of the day. The controversy was
laid before him for adjustment, and he de
cided in favor of the Elwood club. He
held that the banner was not a political
device and that the union was entitled to
use it. The victorious Elwood union
marched behind its significant standard
and was loudly applauded all along the line
of march, as the news of the trouble had
scattered around. Thomas Gruelle's latest
attempt to play the demagogue recalls an
incident when he invited W. D. Bynum to
speak at a Labor-day celebration while the
latter was a candidate for re-election to
Congress. "Nick" Dugan was formerly as
sistant custodian of the Postoffice building
here by grace of a Democratic administra
tion and was also in office under Mayor
Owing to the long delay in getting start
ed, many men who would have marched
grew tired and fell out of the ranks. Nev
ertheless, the parade was one of the most
imposing that has ever been made in this
State by organized labor. It was over half
an hour in passing the Doxey Hotel, and
labor leaders claim that 8,000 men were in
line, although that figure is probably a lit
tle exaggerated. As a comparative esti
mate, it is probably safe to say that there
were 6,000 men marching. Much disappoint
ment was expressed at the arrangements
for the speaking at Riverside Park, a small
neck of land between the river and the
Pennsylvania railroad, about three blocks
from the courthouse. Before a permanent
band stand board seats were arranged for
but five hundred people. Unfortunately,
the spot was the worst that could have
been chosen, as it was exposed to the after
noon sun and the speakers stood with the
sun beating down into their faces.
.AH Anderson and the country side for
miles around assembled to do honor to or
ganized labor. There were hundreds of
carriages and buggies from the farm dis
tricts all along the line of match and citi
zens of the city sought advantageous points
to view the parade. The steps and yard of
the courthouse were black with people, and
scarcely an inch of standing room could be
found at the public square, where the peo
ple patiently waited several hours for the
sound of the first drum. Not much had
been done in the way of decorating the
city; here and there bright bits of bunt
ing and! occasional flags emphasized the
general bareness. Much surprise was ex
pressed by Indianapolis union men, who
have been accustomed to see something
in that line done on the holiday of the wage
earners and toilers of the world.
It was not until 12:30 o'clock that the head
of the procession passed the Doxey House.
First came a platoon of police, followed
by the grand marshal and his staff, escort
ed by a company of Indianapolis Zouaves.
Major C. T. Doxey was called away from
the city by thje illness of his mother. He
was to have been the guest of honor. He
tendered his carriage to President Gompers,
who rode with Mrs. Belle Pierson Springer,
one of the speakers. Indianapolis Typo
graphical Union No. 1 led the van of the
Indianapolis delegations, to whom were ac
corded the place of honor at the head of
the parade. Back of them came the gar
ment workers, an organization that but
lately came into existence. Many of the
members are women. A large delegation of
them rode in carriages. The painters wore
natty white duck uniforms and made a
very creditable display.
When the Elwood tinworkers appeared,
behind their novel tin banner, they were re
ceived with loud cheering, and thousands
of voices were heard shouting "Hurrah for
McKinley'." The McKinley Lodge is a very
large organization and was well represent
ed. The Anderson tinworkers also carried
a huge tin Banner, ine men in the differ
ent delegations of tinworkers carried canes
of American tin, with foxhorn attachments.
The music made by them was hideous and
ear-splitting, but they seemed to get a
good deal of satisfaction from that means
cf venting their enthusiasm. Many of
them wore fantastic ornaments, all of tin.
'n enterprising business man had a couple
f bicycles rigged together. On one he rode
himself, while on the other was perched a
little dog. fancifully bedecked. The An
derscr. glass blowers carried a beautiful
barker made of colored glass rings, and
ea ci man was armed with a glass cane.
Tfc was nearly 2 o'clock before the last di
vision reached Riverside Park, and the
speaking was postponed to allow the foot
sore and half-famished men an opportunity
to find refreshments.
Meantime the thousands of people who
crowded into the park had plenty of oppor
tunities to amuse themselves. Riverside
Park is one big mint field and the air was
redolent with the pungent odor of the fa
vorite herb of the South. The feet of the
trampling multitudes ground the herb into
shreds, not unlike the process of making
a julep. The idea of an immense mint
julep was further heightened by the fact
that there was "water on the side." as the
park lays next White river. Scattered
about over the grounds were innumerable
side shows. Madame De Lida, a "fortune
teller and prophetess." she calls herself,
was the recipient of a good deal of eager
curiosity, but her promise to reveal things
past, present and to come did not seem
to prove attractive enough to lure away
quarters. A woman with strident voice
stood under a big Japanese umbrella invit
ing the boys to, "step up and get a pic
ture of your future wife or husbaud." A
company of mountebanks came in for a
good deal of attention and a large crowd
witnessed the free shows given on the out
side. Near by them was a dancing floor
and It was rilled with whirling men and
women most of the afternoon. The inevit
able merry-go-round, with its grimacing
monkey grinding away at a wheezy hand
organ, was there, close by a company of
snake charmers and a St. Louis panorama.
Fruit and pop corn vendors helped to in
crease the din, which at times almost
drowned the speakers' voices. A balloon
ascension was advertised for 1:30 o'clock,
but it did not occur urtil 3 o'clock, just
as President Gompers was in the middle
of the most impressive part of his address.
Instantly the audience forgot all about him
and the cause of labor in the general de
sire to see the parachute leap. Mr. Gom
pers was equal to the occasion and drew
forth a round of applause and laughter
when he remarked that "a good many of
us are up in a balloon, boys." It was sev
eral minutes before the parachute was cut
k'Ose and sailed gracefully down a half
rr.ile away from the speakers' stand. At
another time Mr. Gompers was interrupted
by a long, loud blast of music from one
of the many bands that were in the narrow
confines of the park, and he was compelled
to remark that it was hard to speak
against so many rival attractions, but the
speakers did the best that could be done
under the circumstances and were listened
to with a great deal of careful interest
by several hundred peonle.
Mayor Dunlap, of Anderson, was the first
speaker of the afternoon. He spoke briefly,
welcoming organized labor to the city. He
said that he felt the city of Anderson had
been greatly honored by having been
chosen as the place for holding the second
State celebration. Mayor Dunlap was
loudly aplauded when he declared that he
believed in union labor. Robert E. Groff,
State superintendent, responded briefly. He
said that organized labor had occasion to
feel grateful for the hospitality extended
by the Mayor of the city, and would en
deavor to enjoy it in the same hearty spirit
in which it was offered.
Samuel Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, spoke for an
hour, making an earnest plea for the cause
of labor in general, and urging the necessi
ty for organization. Mr. Gompers is a
scholarly man, has studied carefully the in
dustrial conditions, not alone of this coun
try, but the whole world, and that he is
thoroughly in earnest no one can doubt
after listening to him talk. His zeal and
earnestness are at times almost pathetic,
and one cannot but be aroused to the need
for a rational solution of the labor ques
tion. His address, while made under ad
verse conditions, appealed to -his hearers,
and his apt illustrations were received with
much applause.
"I want to say," commenced Mr. Gom
pers. "that this movement of labor reaches
further than is ordinarily understood. This
day. Labor day, is known throughout the
world as labor's day, while you have been
marching these streets, thousands of toil
ers, men, women and little children, have
been engaged in a like ,celebration every-
-were-i-rrrr3' world. Oianized labor savs
that so long as there Is one man willing
to work and anxious to work, and who
can't find work to do, to him it has a
duty to perform. I tell you. my friends,
that there are none to whom I will tak'
second place in my loyalty and devotion
to our Republic. I have a keen apprecia
tion of the results of the battles of our
forefathers. I do not underestimate the
.wonderful gift they have handed down to
us. My friends, the Constitution of our
country, the Declaration of Independence
gave a new idea of libeity when it de
clared that the right to live and pursue
happiness was an inherent right of man
'How can labor live and pursue happiness
without the right to labor for that living
is assured There is no liberty without the
right to labor. Labor is the creator of all
wealth, whether it be the diamond in the
field, tree m the soil, coal in the mines
or gold and silver. So long as it may re
main Jhere it is of no use to man It be
comes of use as soon as the magic touch
-or ls aDrlfed to 1 Labor fashions
all things without shape. Why is it if
)S the crea3t,0r, aI1 wealth, that
abor fares so badly? Why is it so many
laborers live in miserable tenements, upon
coarse food and dress in coarse clothing'
Labor says that the question must find a
iUitJcm,If 1 aP not mistaken, the whole
world believes there must be some solution
and believes that some time a change mav
come. Some say in a few vears others in
a few decades, others in a centurv. but not
one will maintain that these awful condi
tio3 eE3 St, freven If doubts
that there is a labor question, let him go
o meT, ,Md.uWOmen of this country
who are walKing the streets seeking a place
to earn a livelihood and ask them whether
there is a labor question. The answer will
come 'Aye there is a labor question a
question which must find a solution "'
In agitation, Mr. Gompers said, was to b
found the first step towards a solution of
f,i Pibltm Vthe ??S- Contentment he
said, is stagnation. "If you find a mtlnn
Wh? y0UTWi" fi?d iPPin bt,kaintS
barbarism Labcr is discontented. Labor
says that labor is entitled to a larger shn'f
of labor's production. Labor is hungry
hungry for better food, for better homes!
for better clothing, good books and muir
all those things that make life worth liv
ing. We want more. They tell us that we
are receiving more than we did yesterday'
Granted. But we want more. When we
get it, we will want still more. We wiil
continue struggling and struggle until we
have obtained the full productions of our
labor. The man who is making $2 a dav
wants $2 23, you say, and the man who is
making $4 a day wants $3. The man who
has an income of $6,003 soon wants $10 000
and the man who has $500,000 wants' to
double his money, so that he may be
classed with the millionaires. We are en
tftled to more. Nb man on earth is cr titled
to more than those who labor t create the
walth cf the world."
Child labor, Mr. Gompers said, is the
greatest evil of all. and it must be
stamped out by absolutely prohibitive leg
islation, if the Republic is to bp preserved
"How long can a republic last," he asked"
"that is based upon a nation of dwarfed
bedies and minds?"
"We do not want strikes," he said, "and
yet we have them. Wo know that organi
zations best prepared to engage in strikes
are those who have less occasion to en
gage iri strikes." This, he said, was be
cause the corporations are compelled to
listen to the claims of a thorough organi
zation. Arbitration, Mr. Gompers, thinks, is not
the solution of the question, unless It is
resorted to by equals. Corporations with
their heels on the threat of labor, who talk
of arbitration, are like the highwayman
who stands you up at night and demands
"money or your lift.." "Arm the victim and
then he will be prepared to talk to the rob
ber of arbitration." declared Mr. Gompers,
Labor, Mr. Gompers declared in conclusion!
has a new eommandmnt: "Thu shalt noi
tdke thy neighbor's job!"
Mrs. Belle Pierson Springer, a member
of tho typographical union, followed Mr.
Gompers. Mrs. Springer was the only
woman at the international convention at
Chicago in 1393, and fought long and hard
against the adoption of a rule that she
foresaw was destined to cause discrimin
ation between the wages paid to men and
those giv-n to women. She is an earnest
student of the labor question and is in
clined to scon at both protective tariff and
free silver. That she is a believer in in
dividualism as against socialism was clear
ly shown in her paper, as well as her belief
in the single-tax idea. She repeated and
emphasized the assertion she n?;tde two
years ago that poverty is the cause of
more intemperance than intemperance is
the cause of poverty.
Secretary D. A. Hays, of the green-glass
bottle blowers, was unable to attend the
Peter Witt, president of the Ohio Central
organization, made a plea in behalf of the
(Continued on Second Pae7)
Nothing; Said In the Dispatches as to
Why His Majority Was Not
'Fixed" Above 60,000.
And Reiterates that He Does Not In
tend to Get Out of the Way
for the Maine Man.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 7. Gen. Dan
W. Jones, of Little Rock, was to-day elect
ed Governor of Arkansas and the entire
Democratic State ticket has been success
ful at the polls. There were but two full
tickets in the field, the Democratic and
Republican, the Populists contenting them
selves with a candidate for Governor. Gen
eran Jones and Mr. Renmel, the Republic
an candidate, made an active canvass of
the State, but Files, the Populist nominee,
made no speeches. The Democrats put
forth special efforts to roll up a large ma
jority in this election for Its moral effect
on the free-silver cause in other States in
November, and ante-election estimates
have placed Jones's majority as high as
50,000 over the combined opposition. The
State ticket elected to-day is as follows:
Governor, Dan W. Jones, of Pulaski coun
ty; Secretary of State, Alex. C. Hull, of
Boone; Attorney-general, E. B. Kins
worthy, of Clark; Auditor, Clay Sloan, of
Lawrence; Treasurer, Ransom Gully, of
Izard; Land Commissioner, J. F. Ritchie,
of Jefferson; Superintendent of Education,
Julius Jordan, of Jefferson; Commissioner
of Agriculture, W. G. Vincenheller, of
Washington; Chief Justice, II. G. Bunn, of
Ouachita; Associate Justice, S. P. Hughes,
of Pulaski.
The weather throughout Arkansas was
cool and pleasant, and, from special dis
patches received here, the indications are
that a large vote was polled. It is be
lieved that the majority of Dan W. Jones,
the Democratic nominee for Governor, will
not be less than 50,000 and it may possibly
reach 60,000. . In Faulkner. Lafayette and
other Populist and Republican strongholds
the Democratic county tickets were elected
by safe majorities. There was much
scratching in Fulton county, aid the prob
ability is that the independent candidate
for State Auditor in that district has car
ried the county against Hon. Jerry South,
the regular Democratic nominee. The city
of Helena gives the Democratic tick
et a large majority, although Remmel,
for Governor, ran far ahead of the Repub
lican ticket. In Lafayette county every
Democrat is elected. The Democratic ma
jority in Franklin is from 700 to 800. The
estimated Democratic majority in Miller
ccunty is S00, although one county officer
is in doubt. Woodruff county is considered
safe for the Democratic ticket. Many ne
groes scratched their tickets and voted for
Jones for Governor. Johnson county gives
a large majority for the Democratic ticket.
Jackson county elects the entire Democrat
ic ticket. In Lonoke the Democratic tick
et wins easily. White county is claimed for
Jones by about 100. Sharpe county goes
Democratic by 1,700 majority.
In Little Rock interest in the election
centered in the liquor license question.
Never before in the history of the city iiad
there been such a campaign agonist li
cense. The religious element, the W. C.
T. U. and the ministers especially have
been busily engaged for more than a month
in the effort to defeat license, and were
joined in the movement by the Republicans,
who hoped in defeating license to break up
the so-called Pulaski county Democratic
ring. Two big mass meetings were held by
the Prohibition people yesterday and prayer
meetings were held every hour in . the
churches to-day. At 9 p. m. enough re
turns have been received from city polling
places to indicate that license has carried
t,y a small majority and that the regular
Democratic ticket in this county has car
ried by about the usual majority.
The Stralahtont Populist Makes a
Characteristic Speech.
DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 7. Thomas T. Wat
son, of Georgia, vice presidential nominee
of the Populist party, addressed a Labor
day audience of 5,000 people at the fair
grounds to-day. He arrived last night di
rect from Georgia, accompanied by Na
tional Chairman Reed, who is managing
his tour. Watson speaks at Bonham Tex.,
to-morrow, and goes from there to Kansas.
Mr. Watson pleaded with the people to
day to stand to the contract between the
laborers and farmers in St. Louis in 1SS9.
"In the beginning of his speech the Geor
gian reviewed the platform demands of his
party and the conditions which created the
demands. As to the issue between him and
Sewall, Mr. Watson said: "Can you rem
edy the situation by electing fciryan and
Sewall? (Loud cries of 'No! no! no'.' from
all over the hall.) Are you certain of that?
(Loud cries of 'You bet, we are!') I say
no. Why? Because Mr. Sewall represents
that element in the Democratic party
which is exerting itself to the utmost to
tie Bryan's hands, so that he cannot carry
out his contract. It cannot be done with
Bryan and Sewall, because you can't have
Bryan and Sewall. (Laughter.) Mr. Sew
all cannot carry his own family. (Laugh
ter.) Whenever my own son takes the
stump and begins to make speeches against
me like Mr. Sewalt's son is doing against
him, I will get off the ticket and crawl un
der the bed and hide myself. Mr. Sewall
cannot carry the ward in which he lives.
He cannot carry the town in which he
lives. He cannot carry the State in which
he lives. He is a wart on the party. He
is a knot on the log. (Laughter.) He. is a
dead weight to the ticket.
"Every man ought to know that If Mr.
Etryan is to be elected, he will be elected
by the votes which the People's party give
him. If he carries Nebraska, where he
lives, it will be the Tom Watson Populists
who will carry it for him. (Loud cheering.)
If he carries Kansas it will be the Popu
lists who carry it for him. If he carries
Iowa it will be the Populists who carry it
for him. If he carries the great State of
Texas it will be the l'opuiists who gave it
to him. And I put to you. Democrats, if
you want our votes, don't you think you
ought to 'tote fair' with us? You say,
'Let s go into copartnership,' but you want
to be both partners. Why, even in that
kind of copartnership they should remem
ber that there is a rule of law which says
that man and wife are one. but it takes
two to make a bargain, and yet you Demo
crats who cannot get along without our
l.fcuO.OOO votes say that our partnership
ought to consist of the same two partners,
and you want to be both.
"Well, we want to fuse with you. We
don't want to swallow you, and we don't
intend that you shali swallow us. (Great
cheering.) You ask us to take Watson off
the ticket. Why? Would you be so blind
as to defeat Mr. Bryan by taking Watson
off his ticket? Even in the height of po
litical passion and prejudice, why would
you defeat Mr. Bryan by demanding that
Watson come off the ticket? The moment
I got off the icktt there would be thousands
of protects from the people who would not
consent to any such arrangement. (Cries
of 'Watson, Bryan.')
"I have no iil will against any man that
lives. I cherish no animosity because of
past associations. I came to Texas, not to
Mir up strife between men, but to try and
make peace among all of our peiple. I
came to sjieak to the Democrats of Texas,
to urge harmony between the Democrats
and the Populists. If Mr. Bryan Is elected
the Democrats must realize that it cannot
possibly be done without the Populist vote.
The Populists have gone as far as they
could go. We wem: outside of our party
to give a Democrat the first place on our
ticket. We could not have gone on further.
No self-respecting Democrat could have
asked any more. We don't want to de
stroy the People's party in this country.
If I came off th3 ticket it would moan the
death of the People's party.
"If you are honest in demanding silver
legislation you should not want the whole
thing. Where would the silver cause have
been in 1894 and in 1SK5 if it had not been
for the People's party? Ask somebody else
to kill the People's party, but don't as m..
I sat by the cradle where the party was
born. I have fought its battles. I have
supported its principles since its organiza
tion. I have taken pride in its growth, its
sorrows have been my sorrows, and don t
ask me after all of my service with the
People's party to kill it now. I am going
to stand by it till she dies, and I want no
man to say that I was the man who
stabb?d it to the heart. The People's party
must never die. It has done too much
good to die. It was the People's party, my
friends, that male the Democrats come to
taw. (Cheers.) We were a coal of fire on
tl e turtle's back, and it never had any Idea
of traveling until It felt the force of the
fire. We have been showing them In tho
last four years what we could do.
"We don't auk the Democrats to throw
down their muskets, and when they ask us
to give up their our guns we say: 'Please
excuse us.' You keep yours and we will
keep ours. If you had both the guns temp
tation to shoot might be too strong to re
sist. We cannot let you get the drop on
us that way. If you mean to be fair you
ought not to want us to give up pur guns.
You would want us to kern them just as
you keep yours. Your leaders have fooled
us in the past just as they have fooled
you in the past, and there is no reason why
they may not do it again. If the People's
party were dead, the old leaders might get
in again, and then where would we be:
Just where Moses was when the light went
out. , , t ,
"Sewall has got to come down; he brings
no votes to Bryan; he drives votes away
from Bryan. I would bring votes to Bryan
and bring thousands of them. Sewall can
come down without hurting his party a
little bit. I have got to stand on the ticket
where my friends placed me. I cannot
come down. You may try to run me off,
but I am going to fight before you do it.
I am willing to go into partnership with
you. but I don't want any Jonah and the
whale business, with you playing the whale.
You might forget to do what the whale
did with Jonah. We might never get out
any more. , .
"Mr. Sewall is a national banker, and,
therefore, out of touch with the people.
Mr. Sewall is a railroad king and. there
fore, out of touch with the people. Mr.
Sewall is a bondholder and, therefore, out
of touch with the people. And I make
bold here to sav that Mr. Bryan himself
has laid down the rule which, if carried
out, will take Mr. Sewall off the ticket.
He said In New York in .a public speech
that a candidate running upon a platform
should not only Indorse every plank in that
platform, but should indorse every sen
tence and every word of it. Apply that rule
to Mr. Sewall and Mr. Sewall would get off
while I stepped on. Mr. Bryan must have
meant that: let him deny it if he did not.
The construction has been put on it by
Democrats. It is the only construction
that can be put on It. Mr. Sewall does not
stand squarely on the platform. Let Sew
all scoot and Watson arrive."
The Vice President May Stump the
Country for Sliver.
CHICAGO, Sept. 7. Vice President Stev
enson was closeted with Senator Jones at
Democratic national headquarters for two
hours to-day. He declined to make any
statement for publication, but Senator
Jones, !n his hearing, said: "Of course, the
Vice President is for our ticket. He is as
much for it as I am, ana that, I should
think, is enough. Mr. Stevenson and my
self were Just talking the situation over."
The statement of Senator Jones in regard
to Mr. Stevenson being "for our ticket"
was supplemented later on by a bulletin,
which makes it plain that the Vice Presi
dent promised to take the stump for the
silverites. The bulletin is as follows:
"Vice President Stevetjson arrived in the
city to-day from Mackinaw with his fam
ily, where he has been summering for sev
eral weeks. He called at national Demo
cratic headquarters about 3 o'clock and re
mained more than two hours in conference
with Chairman Jones. The Vice President
is very much interested in the campaign,
and made many inquiries regarding the
situation in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michi
gan, Minnesota and the Pacihc States. He
was informed that the prospects in all of
these States were ve.-y flattering, and that
they would all undoubtedly roll up a safe
majority for Bryan In November. He ap
peared much gratified at the information.
He stated he would remain in Chicago for
several days. While no official Information
was given out in regard to Mr. Stevenson's
programme during the campaign, It is
thought he w-ill make several speeches for
Mr. Bryan, not only in Illinois, but also in
other States. The Vice President is stop
ping at the Palmer House."
Corruption In Administration ot
Dispensary Luir.
COLUMBIA, S. C, Sept. 7. The dis
closures in connection with the administra
tion of the dispensary law in this State has
created the most intense interest, coming,
as they do, on the eve of the second elec
tion for United States senatorship, to be
held to-morrow. The facts evidently were
brought to the surface by the bitterness of
tho fight between Judge Earl and Governor
Evan3 for senatorial honors. Both Till
manites and Conservatives admit that the
public charges and admissions of corrup
tion portend the 6oom of the present dis
pensary system. The charges and counter
charges are between Governor Evans on
the one side, and Superintendent Mixson,
in control of the administration of the dis
pensary law In South Carolina, on the
other. The son of the latter acknowledges
having received money from whisky people,
exonerates his father, who denies ail guilt.
Governor Evans is accused of failing to
give an itemized account of a charge
against the dispensary law of $150 for a
trip to Washington. The Governor says
the expenditure was legitimates Political
wiseacres declare the disclosurts will result
in the total disruption of the reform fac
tion. The election to-morrow .will be ex
tremely close.
The Senator Speaks at Morrison, His
Former Home.
MORRISON, 111., Sept. 7.- Senator Henry.
M. Teller delivered his first speech in this
place to-day. The crowd that assembled
was variously estimated at from 2,000 to
3,000 people. This is the home of Senator
Teller. He came to Morrison from New
York In 1858 and formed a law copartner
ship with Mr. II. R. Jackson, which con
tinued until April, 1861, when he went to
Colorado. His mother lives here with four
sisters and a brother. These are the rea
sons why the Senator selected his old
home as the place for making his first
speech of the campaign, lie leaves here
to-morrow morning for Chicago, where he
will spend the day with the executive com
mittee of the Democratic party. He will
then go to Grand Kapids. Mich., where he
is announced to spe.k on Wednesday next.
Senator Teller was introduced by E. V.
Payne, a one-armed soldier and an ex
Republican, who has been the clerk of thid
county for twenty-four years. He was
greeted with warm cheers upon his ap
pearance. His speech was in line with the
one he delivered last week.
Fusion on Congressmen.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 7.-The confer
ence committee of the Democrats and l'op
uiists, appointed to agree upon a plan of
fusion for congressional nominee, finished
its labors last night. The following nomi
nees were indorsed: First district. Cutter,
Bern.: Second, Dueries. Dem., Third, Eng
lish. Dem. ; Fourth, McGuire. hem.; Fifth,
E. B. Kinne, Pop. Monteith. the Populist
nominee of the First district: McGlashen.
Pop., of the Second; Keliey. Dem., of the
Fifth, and Maddox, Dem., of the Seventh,
will not accept the verdict ofth: committee
and will be independent candidates.
Cock ran Will Speak at Omaha.
OMAHA, Neb.. S:pt. 7. Bourke Cockran
has wired hi3 acceptance of the invitation
of the Nebraska" goid-standard men to
speak in Nebraska. He will make the first
speech in Omaha, Sent. 14. Arraniremon
are being made for a magnificent Uemonis.1
straUoa. 1
Ileclfws Assaults 1'pon the Honor of
the (irentest Men the Country Has
Known In a Generation.
Talk with Chairman Ilnhcock, of the
Congressional Committee The
IIardy-3licrs Joint Debate.
Colonel Eli F. Rltter, in his speech at
Winchester, gave some attention to the
charge of conspiracy, and added:
"It ls charged In the most solemn man
ner and most public way, from platforms
and in private, by those who advocate the
election of Mr. Bryan, that a conspiracy
was formed before the passage of the first
congressional act authorizing the Issue of
bonds and greenbacks at the beginning of
the war in 1861, by leading bankers and
capitalists in this Nation and Europe,
against the government and the people;
that all legislation and proceedings i t that
date, and ever since, concerning our finan
cial policies, have been rlominaad and con
trolled by this conspiracy; that this con
spiracy and combination has beei main
tained and has increased in iowcr and In
fluence up to this day; that it has cor
rupted, intimidated and controlled tho ac
tion of our government for thlrty-fiv
yurs; that every administration slr.ee Lir
coln, including the two administrations of
Grover Cleveland, has given support to this
combination; that this comtlntaiion lum se
cured the mastery over our public afairi.
all of our most prominent statesmen, both
Republicans and Democrats, nind has de
liberately contemplated and caused tho
present crtfes in financial snd buidnes con
tiitions, to complete Its heinous and devlllsli
ends. Under this charge General Grant,
ts President of the United States, with his
administration, every Republican Pr't-lde-nt
since that day, every Republican statesman
and all Democratic statesmen, except a
saving remnant, are implicateel as yielding
or actively participating in the most dan
gerous and desperate conspiracy against the
government ever known In the hlMory ot
this Nation, not even surpassed by tho
conspiracy of Catallne and his coadjutor
against the Reman government. If one
half of these charges were half true it
wculd break our confidence in the integrity
of all public men. If material evidence
were adduced in supporting these charges
we ought to arise and drive all the ay con
spirators that are yet living from our
f tores. The charges are so serious in char
acter and made v ith such apparent ccnici.
that in reading them we are both shockel
nr,d alarmed. Wi lock in vain for tho cv'.
dence in support of these charges. It Is
not presented; neither is any indication
given where it. may be found in such a
shapo as to be used in support, of tho
charges. ' '
"These serious charges are made, and
we are asked to believe them, against tho
most highly honored, patriotic and dis
tinguished men, during the most tryinff
period in our national history, without any
evidence for their support. I stand hero
to call for the proof of any conspiracy or
rny combination in legislation, or any sur
render on the part of General Grant on
the field of battle or in the presidential
chair, or to any combination against this
government, and I call for tha proof of
any conspiracy or combination fit at h;n
e- ntrolled the financial actlcn or legislation'
of any President or Congress during tht
pi rlod covered by these charges.
"I ask you to read the history of the
United States for the past thirty-liva
years, its trials and tests, and the prosper
ity of our people, and when you have so
read, answer me, have we been In tha
hands of conspirators and traitors against
our welfare? My old comrades, I ak you
to read and refer to your own experience
and observation -and answer me, have ail
our comrades who have held high office
after their sacrifices and courage on the
battlefield turned traitor to public trusts?
I spurn the charge with contempt, be
cause it is made without any evidence and
against abundant and conclusive evidence
to the contrary and is an indignity to the
fledlity, intelligence and integrity of great
and faithful .men, as well to the living as
to the dead.
"The same persons who make these
charges call our attention to a new prophet
In politics now flying through the land, who
has been washed from all pollution In the
waters of the Platte. But who are these
familiar faces that I see Hocking to his
standard? We recognize without difficulty
the guileless. Innocent, selfsacrilicing Stew
art, Jones, Teller, Pcffer, Altgeld, Tillman,
Coxey and their like, stretching out their
clean hands to support the tottering gov
ernmentanxious to die for the farmers
and laboring men. Under what favorable
conditions have these men been recently
placed that they have developed the char
acter and wings "of political angels so
quickly? Stewart and Jones have been Hi
the United States Senate lor more than
twenty-five years, and Senator Teller near
ly as long. These men were all Republic
ans until they became Populists. They are
each millionaire silver-mine owners, are
associated and combined with other silver
mine owners. Senators Stewart and Jones
supported all th Republican measures, in
cluding tho act of 187.1, which they now call
a crime, and they only separated In the
last four years from Republican leader
ship. They have been the active agents for
the free-silver combination, the strongest
and most formidable-combination on any
one question in this Nation. Among their
associates leading in the free-nilver move
ment In this campaign is Senator Tillman,
who was elected by the Populists Governor,
of South Carolina, and afterwnrds by a
Populist Legislature to the United Statra
Senate. Ills conduct has been no lnde-co-rus
disgraceful and brutal, that it is a
humiliation to the honorable body in
which he serves and to the whole people
of the Nation. Governor Altgeld. of Illi
nois, has deliberately placed himself on the
side of the mob and lawlessness in Illi
nois. General Coxey, who gained notoriety
as the commander of un army of tramps
that marched from San Francisco and the
Pacific ocean through the center of this
Nation through Indiana, augmented by a
division of tramps, went into camp in In
dianapolis and were forced to move on by
our police, living oft of the country, march
in to the Nation's capital with the
avowed purpose of compelling Congress to
take action in favor ot good road. I his
man with every man that was in his com
mand, is solid for free silver, and cries
aloud against the conspirators It would
be difficult to make any one believe that
thee silver millionaires have not in mind
an eye single to the precious metal they
"It would bo very difficult to make an In
telligent man be lieve Tillman, Altgeld, Cox
ey and their like are actuated by lofty
and patriotic impulses. These are the men,
with hosts of repeaters, who are charging
collusion, conspiracy and treachery upon
the honored statesmen of this Nation. It
is also very difficult to rePist the impression
that these millionaire silver mine owners
are pushing the free-silver movement and
have changed their party affiliations for
any other purpose than Increasing their
own wealth. The circumstantial evidence
in the case is strong enough to justify a
verdict against the leaders In the campaign
for Bryan, that they are conspirators
against the Interests of the people of this
Nation for the purpose of their own mer.
cenary benefit. Unless they can establish,
a conspiracy, their whole case U lost.
They must succeed In this stupendous un
dertaking in showing that the present con
dition of affairs is the result of the awful
work, organized treachery, greed and na
tional dishonor, or there i no call for tha
radical change which they propose. As
well might the farmers charge that Provi
dence has conspired against them by inr
m'ttlng the rain and warm sun to descend
and the earth to respond to farmers in
Aigentina. Russia, far away India, so that
those Uirmer in otner countries have been
enabled to send their ships, loaded with.
wheat, into lbs markets of the world 1
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