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SUNDAY, SEPT. 5,1897
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Noted Englishman Honored by Physi
cians and Surgeons.
MONTREAL, Sept. 1.— I The regular work
of the British Medical Association com
menced this morning when the sections
opened. Over one thousand physicians and
surgeons are in attendance, of whom near
ly three hundred are Americans. State
medical associations have sent delegates, as
have many societies devoted to siecialtles.
The weather has been perfect. The dinner
given by the Medico-Chirurgical Society of
this city to Lord Lisler, at the Windsor
Hotel, was a great success. Dr. George A.
Wilkins, the society’s president, presided.
On his right was Lord Aberdeen, governor
general of Canada. Lord Lisler, the guest
of the evening, sat at Dr. Wilkins's left.
Many Americans were among the guests.
The chief speech was made by Dr. Wil
kins. who presented to Imrd Lisler a beau
tifully illuminated address from the Medi
eo-Chlrurgieal Society. When Lord Lisler
was present* and the cheering was deafening.
He was visibly affected by the warmth of
his reception, and made a modest speech
regarding the work of his life, saying he
trusted that he had not lived in vain. The
reception at Laval University was attend
ed by Lord Aberdeen, the 'members and
guests of the British Association. It was a
very largo and fashionable gathering of
the society of the city.
Social Science A*Nocintion.
SARATOGA, N. Y., Sept. I.—This is the
third day of the meeting of the American
Social Science Association. The session of
the department of health was opened with
remarks by Dr. Stephen Smith, of New
York, on the importance of a high grade
of physical health among the inmates of
public institutions with a view to cure, de
velopment or reformation and the best
method of securing such health. The fol
lowing papers were read this forenoon, fol
lowed by a general discussion on the same:
“The Sane,* by Dr. P. M. Wise, president
New York Lunacy Commission; “The Epi
leptic,” by Dr. W. O. Spratling, superin
tendent Craig Colony; “Home Cure of Epi
leptic Children,” by Dr. Everett Flood, su
prrlntendent Hospital Colleges for Children,
Baldwinsville, Mass.; The Feeble Mind
ed,” by Dr J. C. Carson, superintendent
Syracuse State Asylum; “Insane Convicts,”
by Dr. 11. EL Allison, medical superintend
ent Mat tew an State Hospital for Insane
Failure in tlie Shoe Trade.
BOSTON, Sept. I.—The suspension of the
Parker, Sampson-Adams Company, of this
city, is announced. The house wan organ
ized In January, 1896. with $160,000 paid up
capital. It did a large wholesale boot and
■hoe business. The last statement made by
the treasure; about a month ago showed
accounts of $136,225 and bills payable $274,-
451. The firm 1* said to have suffered heav
ily from buying and from losses through
unwise credits.
Old 352 Went Washington St.
Another Oiler Drilled In on the Blake
Farm In Madison County—
The Indiana Field.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Sept. I.—This
afternoon, while digging a hole on his farm
cn the Corydon pike, west of this city,
Major J. V. Kelso struck a vein of black
liquid resembling petroleum. Nearly a bar
rel was obtained in a few minutes. A match
was applied and the oil burned readily.
Major Kelso will make a further investiga
tion to-morrow. (
Another gas company was organized to
day to bore for gas here. The organizers
are Postmaster C. W. Schindler, Professor
I. G. Stump, J. W. McDonald, J. H. Faw
cett, J. K. Woodward, Harry L. Jewett and
J, W. Gaither. The company has a cap
ital stock of SIO,OOO and next Monday night
will ask the city for a franchise to lay
pipes for manufacturers and private con
sumers. Land has been leased and a loca
tion for the well has been selected. The
City Council will also act on the petition
of J. F. Gebhart, of this city, and M. S.
Dillingham, of Louisville, who have asked
for a franchise. They will begin drilling in
a few days.
Thoie Who Went to Canada Glad to
Get Back to Indiana.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MONTPELIER, Ind., Sept. I.—Many of
the operators who have left this field to
drill in others are glad to return, as they
find the Indiana field the least expensive to
operate In and the wells are just as prolific
as in any other field outside of a few spots
in West Virginia, where it costs a small
fortune to drill one well. W. S. Morton,
one of the prominent oil men of this State,
has just returned from a tour of the Can
adian field. He gleaned much information,
but made no investments. He does not be
lieve the prospects there as bright as they
are in Indiana. Mr. Morton says the field is
overcrowded and the area is not greater
than one-half of the Indiana field. Petrolia,
thd principal town, it twenty miles from
the United States line and oil was produced
there thirty years ago. Wells that were
drilled then are still making a half barrel
a day. The average output of the wells Is
only a half barrel a day. Mr. Morton says
there are five thousand producing wells,
with a production of not over 2,500 barrels
a day)* The oil brings $1.40 a barrel and the
quality is not equal to that of the Indiana
product. Competition from this side of the
line is shut off by the duty of 5 cents a
gallon on all United States oil imported.
The wells are less than four hundred feet
deep and the cost in the first stage of
pumping is about $350. The contractor gets
$l4O for drilling. In some places Mr. Mor
ton saw three or four wells on one acre.
During the early spring a great number of
Indiana and Ohio operators went to that
field and nearly all have returned dis
gusted. It is a fact that the Indiana field
is the safest to operate in, as good wells
are being completed.
The Alexandria field has received an
other black eye in the shape of a worthless
well completed by Neeley, Clover & Cos. on
the L. M. Painter farm, a half mile east
from the Blake farm gusher. This makes
the territory to the east look very bad. No
showing of oil was found at the depth of
ninety feet in the Trenton formation. The
once famous Klondike pool, near Toledo,
that caused so much excitement for the
thirty days, has developed into a
money loser for all but the owners of the
first well completed. About a month ago
a well was completed just outside the city
limits and it started at 100 barrels an hour.
Leasers paid fabulous prices for adjoining
territory and now ten wells surrounding
the gusher have been completed and all
told will not produce fifty barrels a day.
Tills has put a damper on further opera
tions. The most prominent oil pool in Ohio
at the present time is located at the little
hamlet of Hume, on the Lake Erie & West
ern Railroad, between Lima and St. Mary’s.
Wells with an output of from 100 to 600
barrels a day are common occurences and
some twenty wells were completed during
the month of August in that field with a
daily output of 2.600 barrels, which is phe
nomenal. llow long this will last is a mys
tery. The gusher completed near Findlay,
0., over two weeks ago has caused little
excitement. The well did 1.800 barrels at the
start off. but its location in and around
dry holes has put a damper on active op
Another Big Oil Strike.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
ALEXANDRIA, Ind., Sept. I.—The fa
mous Blake well, on the farm of that name,
which up to this time has been the greatest
of the rich oil strikes near this city, has a
most formidable rival. Blake's No. 2 came
in last evening and even now has developed
a capacity double the first well. The drill
had but just entered oil territory when the
flow of oil followed up the rope in such
quantities that drilling was stopped. The
oil was turned into the cornfield and the
building of tanks commenced. The flow at
this time is over 700 barrels, and the wild
est estimates have been placed upon Its
output when the drill is forced into the
‘‘sand’’ proper.
FAILED FOR $3,000,000.
Danker llulned by Cheap Silver and
Collapse of Real-Estate Boom.
SAN FRANCISO, Sept. I.—The Evening
Host says that private advices have been
received here to the effect that Enrico
Mathou, a well-known banker and promot
er of several gigantic schemes In Central
America, has failed for over $3,000,000. His
principal creditors are said to be Euro
peans, but a Sail Francisco firm is said to
lea sufferer to the extent of SIBO,OOO. While
Mathou s assets are estimated at $2,500,000,
they consist for the most part of property
in the vicinity of Gautemala. which can
not be disposed of for half their assessed
valutlon. The cause assigned for the fail
ure Is the heavy depreciation of silver and
the collapse of the real-* slate boom inaug
urated by President Darios several years

Leaders of the Strikers Favorably
Impressed with the Proposition Made
by Senator Hanna’s Manager.
President ltatehford Unwilling to
Discuss the Probable Ontcome of
the Conference—lndiana Miners.
PITTSBURG, Sept. I.—Pittsburg coal op
erators will meet the national executive
hoard of the United Mine Workers of
America at S o’clock to-morrow morning at
Columbus, O. A conference will be held,
and it is very probable that the big strike
will be settled, not, however, until the min
ers of the Pittsburg district have a say.
This, in brief, is the situation, and hopes
are high that a settlement will follow the
conference. It may be prevented though
by one side or the other failing to make
concessions that seem to be in sight. W.
P. Bonney, who represents the Scott inter
ests, George W. Schlenderbery, U. A. An
drews and J. J. Dysart, all boarded the
train to-night for Columbus. None of them
would say anything for publication except
Mr. Dysart. He said: “The miners’ offi
cials have asked to confer with us and we
are going to Columbus for that purpose.
That is ail I can say.” It is expected that
several of the operators from Cleveland
will also be in Columbus in the morning.
Cameron Miller, ex-vice president of the
United Mine Workers of America, received
a telegram from President Ratchford this
morning denying the statement that he had
made *a proposition to the operators, and
saying that he had received an offer that
he would submit to the executive board.
This proposition comes from Thomas E.
Young, who represents the M. A. Hanna, in
terests. The leading lake shippers who are
in Pittsburg emphatically deny that Mr.
Young is on the executive committee of
their organization or that he Inis any au
thority to represent them. The offer of 04
cents, they say, is higher than they are
willing to make, but if it will bring about
a settlement it would likely be accepted.
Some of them said the proposition reported
to have been made by Uresidontltatchtoid
to start the mines at 69 cents, 5 cents of
which was to be retained until a decision
had been given by the board of arbitration,
would be satisfactory. They were inclined
to believe that a settlement ot some kind
would be made within a few days. They
still contend, however, that if an agreement
is reached at the miners’ terms, the benefit
will be only temporary, and the rate will
go down again as soon as lake navigation
That the miners’ officials think favorably
of the proposition submitted on behalf of
Senator Hanna's interests is very evident.
A private message from District President
Dolan to-night says the. proposition will be
considered, but that lie was in favor of
standing out for the 69-cent rate pending
arbitration. If the executive board decided
otherwise he said he would not agree to
it. unless his constituents were consulted.
From one of the operators it was learned
to-night that some of the local officials ot
the miners are in favor of accepting the
proposition, and it is almost a 'ta
convention will be called. W hether the
miners of the district will agree to the
compromise is another question. Just now
they are much elated over the large attend
ance at their mass meetings and the firm
ness exhibited by the men. Many are of
the opinion that they can win by holding
out a short time longer as the /•Vic
tors must have coal for the lake trade. The
operators are anxious to start, and if a. set
tlement is not reached at Colu . r t n . b V^^ r J s
known that they
ed men. Secretary W illiam issued
a letter to the miners to-night assuring
them that no settlement would be made at
Columbus below the 69-cent rate without
first consulting them in convention.
The first decisive steps toward forming a
permanent organization of the indepenclent
coal producers of the Pittsburg distnet was
tflkpiu to-dciv. A W6ll"&tt6ndod meeting
was held in the office of the
Company, in the Iron Exchange building.
About twenty operators were in attendance.
The meeting was in a large measure in
formal, and the situation was discussed in
all its details. There was a. unanimous
sentiment in favor of forming a permanent
organization, to be known as the Coal k*-
chance. A. committee was appointed to re
porta plan by which the smaller producers
can be benefited in the way of fairer prices
from the lake shippers. They are to make
a report which is to give the objects and
the mode of regulating the organization.
The following are the committee. J- W.
Shields, W. J. Steen. J. W • Johnson. W. R.
Wilson and G. W. Hosaek. The committee
will meet Friday and make a report to an
other meeting to be held Saturday after
noon. when it is expected to perfect the or
eanizaion. It is claimed hy some that the
real object of the meeting was to confer
with the lake shippers with a view of set
tling the strike at the 69-cent rate, but this
was denied by those who took part in the
m w tl ß' De Arraitt, president of the New
York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company,
nils evening attached the signature of h s
company to ithe uniformity agreement. This
signature has been looked for a long time
and some of the promoters of the scheme
were beginning to despair of getting it.
Those having in charge the securing of sig
natures now feel confident that the rest
of the operators will fall In line rapidly
and the uniformity plan will soon be an
a Theexeeutlve committee of the big lake
shippers held a meeting to-day and it is
said it was decided to move at once toward
opening their mines. The minvs weie se
lected, but their location was not made
public. As there seems to be a possibility
of a settlement at Columbus to-morrow ac
tive steps toward resumption will not be
taken until after the result of the confer
elEmmaHaas and the Wives of fifteen min
ers marched again at Plum Creek during
the earlv hours of the morning and claim
to have done considerable missionary work.
The strikers also went out in pairs and
marched along the road to the mouth of the
pit They reported that several men were
induced to turn back.
Return of President Batehford.
COLUMBUS, 0., Sept, 1.-President
Ratchford, of the United Mine Workers,
returned front St. Louis to-day, and several
members of the national executive board
are also here to attend the meeting, which
has been postponed to Thursday morning.
The board will consider a proposition from
the Pittsburg operators for the miners in
that district to return to work at 64 cents
a ton pending arbitration of differences.
President Ratchford has not received the
formal proposition, but it will probably be
presented to the executive board to-mor
row. He has extended an invitation to the
operators to have representatives present
and explain their proposition fully. None
of the operators had arrived during the
evening and none of the resident Ohio
operators had been advised of their inten
tions. President Ratchford refuses to talk
on the probable outcome of the national
board meeting until more is known of the
proposition of the Pittsburg operators. The
miners’ officials are not disposed to regard
favorably any proposition for an agreement
for the remainder of the present year only.
If unv agreement is made tney desire that
it shall be for a full year.
Purchaser* of Coal Caution*.
CLEVELAND, Sept. I.—The publication
of the n’ews regarding the negotiations,
which, it is hoped, will end the coal riiiners’
strike, has affected the coal market In this
city’. Purchasers are cautious and are buy
ing only in small quantities. Nearly all
the operators are sanguine that the end of
the trouble is near at hand, but there are
a few who express doubt on the subject.
All are awaiting the meeting of the miners’
committee at Columbus, at which the new
proposition will be considered.
Glass Worker* Giving; Promptly.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., Sept. I.—The
glass workers of this city have organized
a relief association for the striking min
ers. At a meeting of the relief committee
the secretary reported that SSO had been
subscribed. Committees were appointed to
visit surrounding towns and to drive
through the county and solicit farm prod
uce. it was also decided to give three
grand benefit entertainments for the min
ers. Tills afternoon the local relief com
mittee received a telegram from the mayor
of Brazil, Ind., stating that only 3 cents
remained In the miners’ treasury at that
place and many were in destitute circum
stances. The local committee responded by
shipping at once ten barrels of flour, two
hundred pounds of pork, one barrel of
beans and money. It is thought the glass
workers will raise several thousand dollars
here in money and provisions.
Injunction in Davie** County.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, Ind., Sept. I.—The at
tack which about fifty miners made on em
ployes of the Cabel Coal Company Tuesday
morning resulted in a temporary restrain
ing order issued by Judge Mefron to-day.
The injunction case will be heard Sept. 3.
The application names twenty-five miners
and it is said others will be included as
soon as their names can be obtained. A
report comes from Linton and Coal City
miners, urging the Washington miners to
stand to their rights and offering assistance
if it is thought necessary. The Cabel Com
pany does not recognize the strike. It
claims the mines have been losing money
for several years and that the only course
open was to introduce machines. It has
fitted up one of the mines with electrical
machinery and was preparing to resume
work Tuesday, when the mob of strikers
attacked the employes.
Strike Leader* Arrested.
DUBOIS, Pa., Sept. I.—Three of the strike
leaders, who, by intimidation and threats of
violence, prevented the Adrian miners
from w’orking Monday, were arrested to
day by Sheriff Burns and are now in the
Brookville jail. Further arrests will fol
low. The three men arrested were armed
with revolvers and knives.
The delegate convention here to-day was
held behind closed doors, and was not pro
ductive of result. The delegates met soon
after 1 o’clock and adjourned to give a
committee time to formulate resolutions.
The second session lasted until evening and
adjourned until 9 o’clock to-morrow morn
ing. A seal w r as placed on the lips of every
delegate before adjourning, and not a word
has escaped as to what was the sentiment
of the convention. Nothing will be given
out until final adjournment.
“Mine*” Instead of “Teleßmphn.”
CHICAGO, Sept. I.—Victor L. Berger, of
Milwaukee, who was secretary of the com
mittee w’hich prepared the declaration of
the St. Louis labor conference, calls atten
tion to an error in the resolutions as sent
out. He says that a demand was made for
the public ownership of “mines and rail
roads,” not of “railroads and telegraphs,”
the public ownership of mines being con
sidered by the conference as important to
the body politic as to ownership of rail
lowa Miners Quit Work.
DF.S MOINES. la., Sept. I.—The threat
ened miners’ strike in this dictrict, culmi
nated to-day and all miners, except about
200 employed in the Christy. Flint Valley
and Des Moines Coal and Mining Compa
nies' mines, went out. fouowing the Head of
the Carbondale miners several days ago.
It w r as decided at a meeting held to-day
to stand by the demand for $1 a ton. A
conference committee was appointed to
confer with the operators.
Jellico Miners Return to Work.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn , Sept. I.—The min
ers’ strike in the Jellico district is prac
tically at an end. The operators ghve no
tice to the striking miners that unless they
returned to work at the scale offered they
would have to vacate the company's,
houses. This caused tli.- strikera in large'
numbers to return to work, and operators
expect to have the mines in full operation
within a week.
Will Give One Day’s Wage*.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 1^— The Central
Labor Council of this city, composed of the
representatives of all the labor unions In
this vicinity, has adopted a resolution ap
proving the course of the St. Louis confer
ence in setting aside the earnings of labor
on Sept. 3 for the assistance of the strik
ing miners.
Voted to Resume Work.
PEORIA, 111., Sept. I.—The miners of the
Peoria and Canton subdistrict met to-day at
Mapleton in a delegate convention and de
cided to return to work to-morrow morning
at a scale of 63 cents for screened coal ana
45 cents for mine run. This affects about
two thousand miners.
Capture of Sir Harry We .twood Coop
er, M. D., at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. I.—ln the per
son of Sir Harry Westw’ood Cooper, M. D.,
now’ confined in the city prison, Chief of
Police Lees believes that he has behind
the bars one of the most notorious bank
swindlers who ever operated In this or any
other country, despite the fact that he is
under thirty years of age. He was arrested
at the Langham Hotel and a dispatch of
inquiry as to Cooper was sent to the Bank
ers’ Protective Association and there came
back the reply that he was a noted swind
ler and was wanted by the association for
fraudulent work done in the East. Soon
after Cooper’s arrest his room at the Lang
ham was searched by’ the detectives and
in his trunk were found a lot of certified
checks and drafts which the police believe
to bo bogus. Cooper claimed that he was a
nephew to the late Sir Aistley Cooper, sur
geon to Queen Victoria, who, he said, had
died six months before, and that he had
come into Sir AsUey’s title and succeeded to
his vast estate in Australia with a present
value of $600,000. Having created the de
sired impression by his talk of titles and
and estates, and possessions, the poliee’say
that Cooper began his fraudulent work, and
they claim that before he w r as caught he
had succeeded in victimizing a number of
people. It was but one or two days ago
that Cooper, for the purpose, as is claimed
of assuring John P. Gallagher, the pro
prietor of the Langham of his unstinted
financial resources, gave into Gallagher’s
hands a draft on a Chicago bank for $85,-
000. This draft is now’ in the possession of
the police and they’ confidently assert that
they will prove it to be worthless.
Chicago and ll* People Scored hy a
Factory In*peetor.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. i. —To-day's ses
sion of the convention of Factory Inspec
tors of America w’as largely devoted to dis
cussion of the subject of child labor. A
paper on the subject, by Miss Kelly, the
deposed chief of Illinois Inspectors, was
read by Mrs. Green, of that State. She ad
vocated tho compulsory education of chil
dren under twelve y’ears of age. Inspector
Mayo, of Minnesota, in the course of his
remarks reflected rather severely on Chi
cago and succeeded in extracting a pro
test from the Illinois delegates. “Take
that modern Sodom on the foot of Lake
Michigan, for instance,” he said. “Every
vile and vicious plant In the garden of hu
manity is nurtured there and each spring
the worst of them, 1 was about to .-ay. ~re
transplanted down in Spring.a id to consti
tute the State Legislature. Now, these men
can be bought by a corporation and the
corporations want child labor. How can
we expect good laws from such men?”
Chief O'Leary, of New York, offered res
olutions to be presented to the various
United States senators and ether officials
stating that the factory inspectors recog
nize the only effectual remedy for "sweat”
shops and other like ’evils in this country
will be found In restricting Immigration.
Daniel O’Leary, chief inspector of New
York, is the most prominent candidate for
president of the association. Omaha, Bos
ton and Tampa. Fla., are mentioned for
thte next convention.
Fresh Evidence of the Great Develop
ment of Protection Sentiment In
the Southern State*.
Speech hy the Arch Popoerat, In
Which He Says Bimetallism 1*
Still the Dominant Issue.
_4 , .
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, Sept. I.—The triumph of
McLaurin, in the South Carolina primary
election for United States senator is re
garded h’ere as an event of great impor
tance, an.d as being significant of the de
velopment of protection sentiment in the
South. Students of the Southern situation
have appreciated the mighty Economic
change that has been going on in that sec
tion for several years, but the general pub
lic has been slow’ to comprehend th'a facts.
It takes demonstration in the open, like
the success of McLaurin, to make an Im
pression. McLaurin was one of a group of
Southern senators who took a position last
session for the protection of local interests,
and the people of his State have indorsed
his stand overwhelmingly. McLaurin did
not vote for the Republican tariff bill as
a whole, but he came out for duties on cot
ton, rice and oth'er South Carolina prod
ucts, In doing which he called dow r n on
himself the wrath of free-trade journals
and orators, but his constituents have
backed him up. Os the several senatorial
candidates in South Card na, McLaur.n hi and
the most pronounced protection leanings.
The South is swinging slowly but surely to
McLaurin Has a Big Majority.
COLUMBIA, S. C„ Sept. I.—The tabula
tion of all returns so far received from yes
terday’s senatorial primary shows that 30,-
102 votes have been accounted for. Os this
vote 20,128 goes to McLaurin, 6,393 to Evans
and 3,581 to Irby, giving McLaurin a ma
jority over all of 10,154. Many important
counties are practically complete. The vote
has been remarkably small throughout the
State. Many think that it will not go over
45,000. It certainly will not exceed 50,000.
McLaurin’s final majority is placed by
careful estimates at between 10,000 and 13,000
Alllun.ee of tlie Three Free-Silver Par
ties—One Set of Candidates.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. I.—The tripartite
alliance of the Nebraska free-silver forces
w’as given good headway by three large
conventions held, respectively, by the Dem
ocrats, Populists and free-silver Republic
ans. These gatherings, conducted under
separate organizations, acted in perfect
harmony and when routine work had been
disposed of the representatives of the
united parties gave their attention to ad
dresses by leading free-silver advocates.
Tho nomination of a fusion state ticket
seems assured. During the morning the
Democratic state central committee agreed
on C. A. Shallenbergex’, of Alma, for tem
porary chairman, the silver Republicans
selected F. F. Loomis, of Omaha, for the
same position and the Populist state cen
tral committee decided to leave the election
of a temporary chairman to the convention.
The three conventions were called to order
at 2 o’clock this afternoon, the Populists
meeting in the Lansing Theater, the Demo
crats in a public hall and the silver Re
publicans in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium.
Had there been a hall in the city largo
enough to accommodate the crowd tne
three conventions would have been merged
into one.
The Democratic convention was probably
the most enthusiastic of the three. The hall
was filled to its utmost capacity. The fea
ture of the opening was the declaration of
the state chairman, Dahlman, relative to
the terms of fusion. He said: “We want the
Populists to understand that the Democrats
demand their share of the fruits of fusiqn.
We have conceded the bulk of the offices
to the Populists, but we think we have a
right to the supreme judgeship and W’hen
this convention appoints its conference
committee and adjourns for the afternoon
I insist on every delegate working with the
Populist brethren and urging upon them
the necessity of granting us this office.” By
these remarks it is apparent that Mr. Dahl
man anticipates some difficulty in effecting
a fusion that would be satisfactory to his
party, but his fears did not appear to be
generally shared. Temporary Chairman
Shallenberger made a lengthy speech. He
asserted that the mission of the Democrat
ic party is to combat the doctrine of pro
tection and the gold standard.
The Populist convention was character
ized by confusion, as the delegates insisted
on cheering for their party and their lead
ers. Temporary Chairman Powers made a
short speech, in which he urged harmonious
action by the allied parties and counseled
a spirit of conciliation on the part of the
The silver Republican convention exhibit
ed very little spirit in exhausting lung
power and there were many empty seats
throughout the hall. Temporary Chairman
F. W. Loomis made a short speech urging
the forces to keep together and join hands
in co-operating with the other two parties
in tho convention. Tlie three conventions
then appointed their committees and took
a recess until 7:30 o’clock.
At 4 o’clock the delegates gathered in the
Statehouse grounds and listened to a num
ber of addresses by W. J. Bryan. ex-Con
gressman Charles A. Towne, General Wea
ver and others. Mr. Bryan said, in sub
stance: “The Democrats, Populists and sil
ver Republicans were led to co-operate last
year because they agreed on the subject or
bimetallism and also agreed in the belief
that the money question was the paramount
issue before the people. If bimetallism was
right then it is right now. If It was the
paramount issue then it is the paramount
issue now. If co-operation was wise then
it is wise now. The three parties can act
together without injury to their party or
ganizations, without sacrifice of principles
and without harm to each other. The money
question must be settled before other ques
tions can be seriously considered. To fight
each other in the presence of a united and
unscrupulous enemy would not only post
pone the restoration of bimetallism, but
endanger the success of every other neces
sary r* form. Continued co-operation between
the forces which acted together last year
did not mean that any one of the parties will
swallow’ the other two; it simply means
that they will travel together while they
can and separate only when they must. It
means that they will place the success of a
great cause above the temporary triumph
of any party and leave the future to deter
mine which organization is most worthy ot
public support. In this great contest men
are only valuable as they contribute to the
success of the cause. Personal ambitions
must be subordinated to the public good.
The man who here or elsewhere urges nis
own candidacy to the detriment of the
cause is unworthy of the office to which he
At the evening session Attorney General
Smith, of Douglass county, was chosen
permanent chairman of the Democratic
convention: \V. A. Poynter, of Boone coun
ty, was chosen by the Populists to fill the
same position and A. J. Weaver, of Rich
ardson, was the selection of the free-sil
ver Republicans. Conference committees
were appointed and immediately set to
w’ork to form a fusion agreement. At 12:30
a. m. a conclusion had been reached. Tho
Democratic conferees were uninstructed.
The platform adopted by that convention
indorses the Chicago platform, denounces
the proposed retirement of greenbacks, de
plores the delay in settling tho Hawaiian
question and extends sympathy to the
striking miners. The platform is very brief.
The declarations of the other conventions
contain free coinage planks. During the
evening tho waits for the report of the con
ference committees were filled in by
speeches. The three conventions finairy ad
journed until midnight to await the action
of the committees.
The “Flteliforker” Make* One of Hl*
Characteristic Speeches.
NEW YORK. Sept. I.—United States
Senator Benjamin F. Tillman, of South
Carolina, addressed a political meeting
last night at Ridgewood Park, Brooklyn,
under the auspices of the silver Democratic
organizations. E’ive thousand persons were
present, and the senator received a rousing
reception as soon as he entered the gates
An improvised platform was erected at one
end of the big dancing pavilion at the rear
of tho grounds. Senator Tillman made a
characteristic speech. Ele said, in part:
“Tho Democracy went down before the
corporations, but as surely as the people
are true to themselves, true to Democracy,
so surely will William Jennings Bryan in
1906 be swept into the President’s chair.
Unless the people of this country take
their affairs into their own hands, instead
of allowing millionaires and capitalists to
legislate for them, they will pretty shortly
have the militia and tlie United States sol
diers at their throats, just as you see to
day the militia and the soldiers of the
United States ready to spring at the
throats of the miners In the coal regions
and to shoot them down. If you want to
preserve this Republic you’ve got to wake
Senator Tillman then referred to the ac
tion of the “so-called Democrats” of New
York last year, who were afraid to go to
Chicago to meet the Anarchists (laughter)
until they were fortified by a few million
aires, such as Wm. C. Whitney and Perry
Belmont. Mr. Tillman sneered at the
Democrats who wanted to keep national is
sues out of the local issue this year, and
said that such men could not be counted
in the ranks of the true Democracy, and
had better go over to the Republican par
ty. Mr. Tillman scorned the idea, that dol
lar wtieat meant prosperity, and pointed
out that it w’as entirely due to the failure
of the w’heat crop in Europe, and that there
could be no prosperity until silver w T as re
monetized. He reminded his hearers that
there were no Democrats but the Bryan
Democrats, and told them that when Whit
ney, Hill and Flower came around them
looking for their votes they should tell
them politely “to go to hell.”
Seth Low Nominated for Mayor.
NEW YORK, Sept. I.—The boroughs
committee of the Citizens’ Union has nom
inated Seth Low for mayor of Greater New
Congressman Quigg, chairman of the
Republican organization, has repeatedly as
serted that the nomination of Mr. Low by
the Citizens’ Union would drive the Re
publican organization to look for a candi
date elsewhere. A special messenger left
this city late to-night for Northeast Har
bor, Me., with a letter of the Citizens’
Union notifying Mr. Low of his nomina
Colonel Lamb’s Faction.
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. I.—At a meeting
of the Lamb faction of Virginia Republic
ans held in this city to-night Colonel
Lamb, who was deposed from the chair
manship at the Lynchburg meeting of the
state committee, Issued a call for a Repub
lican state convention to be held in Lynch
burg Oct. 5 next to nominate a state ticket.
Colonel Lamb says he has been requested
by Republicans from all over the State to
take that action. .
Its Powerful Lens Tested and Found
to Be of Wonderful Penetration.
CHICAGO, Sept. I.—The great Yerkes
telescope has unnmeked hitherto unseen
worlds. The great lens has been focused
irto space, and to the great joy of Director
Hale and Professor Barnard, and their as
sociates, the light gathering power of the
glass has been proved perfect. It far sur
passes the thirty-six-inch lens of the Lick
Observatory, and Professor Burnham, who
is acquainted with all the great telescopes
in this country and abroad, has given It as
his opinion that the Yerkes lens is the peer
of all. The wonderfully constructed lens
has light gathering powers that pierce far
into the unknown, and even the hazy mists
of the nebulae have been penetrated. Most
of the objects connected with the nebula in
Lyra, the great cluster in Hercules and the
dumb-bell nebula have yielded up their se
crets in tne past only through the agency
of the photographic plates. Professor
Barnard had seen these only faintly at
Mount Hamilton. At Lake Geneva he has
been able to view’ them with unusual dis
tinctness. After Professor Barnard had
swept the sky in the region of the nebulae
he pointed the instrument toward a region
located to the astronomer in Pos. 312 de
grees: Dis. 53 minutes. Professor Burnham
had frequently pointed the Lick instrument
at the same spot wfith the expectation of
finding something new. To Burnham on
Mount Hamilton it was all space and noth
ing more. He watched whole nights and
discovered nothing. He swung the giant
tube tow’urd the region and the first dis
covery at the' Yerkes Observatory was
registered on the dial near the dome. The
unknown wanderer w’as found near Win
necko’s companion to Vega. Although it
might, claim some distant relationship to
Vega’s companion it is too far away to be
considered as physically connected w ith the
luminary and may have an orbit of Its
own. As Vega has been one of the best
observed bodies of the heavenly wanderers'
tho discovery speaks volumes for the new
lens. It also disproves the theory of Pro
fessor Lowell as to the unfavorable atmos
pheric conditions of the region in which the
telescope is located.
The instrument, so auspiciously brought
into the field of science, will be dedicated
Oct. 21 and 22. In connection with the
formal exercises a series of conferences on
astronomical subjects will be held at the
observatory and at the University of Chi
cago. The formal presentation of the ob
servatory to the university by Mr. Yerkes
will take place at 11:30 o’clock in the fore
noon. The principal orator for the occasion
has not yet been appointed. In the evening
a reception will be given to Mr. and Mrs.
Yerkes and to tho visiting men of science.
Texas White Caps Are Whipping; and
Driving; Blacks from the State.
DALLAS, Tex., Sept. I.—The negro popu
lation of Dallas is receiving daily additions
of white cap refugees from the country dis
tricts of Dallas, Hills, Kaufman, Johnson
and adjoining counties. The men who are
terrorizing the blacks have been unusually
active during the last ten days. They are
know’n in some localities as “white caps”
and in others as regulators. Criminal as
saults, robbery and other crimes have been
frequent of late, and the guilty parties are
believed to bo negroes. On this most of the
crusade against the blacks is based. Labor
troubles in connection with cotton picking
is cutting a nominal figure.
Last night an old negro named Bill Piyle
was taken from his Home in Kaufman
county and terribly whipped by white caps
and made to leave. Sheriff Keller was in
Dallas to-day In connection with this piece
of lawlessness, and also hunting for ne
groes guilty of robbery near Elmo. He had
a copy of the following notice that had
been posted in various places in his county:
“Notice—Negroes, you must leave by the
2d of September, 1897, or you lay yourselves
liable to death either by dynamite, nitro
glycerin or powder and lead. Don't delay;
it is dangerous, and will prove to boa thief
of time to you.”
A picture of a coffin is at tho bottom of
the notice. Sheriff Holler says strychnine
was put In the well where the negroes get
water, and that some of the poison was
dropped on the outside of the well. An old
negro saw’ it and gave it to his dog to see
if it was poison, and it killed the canine in
a short while.
The only mgro in Midlothian, a fifteen
year-old servant of C. E. Alexander, was
made to leave that town last night. The
"regulators” have made every negro depart
from within live miles of Midlothian, and
declare that none shall live in that part of
Ellis county. Officers are doing all in their
power to quiet the alarm and restore order,
but the outlook is ntd good.
Governor Grig* a Good Bhot.
SEAGIRT, N. J.. Sept. 1.-The big
matches of the New Jersey Rifle Associa
tion's meeting were begun this morring in
the presence of a large crowd of spectators
and with the finest shooting weather. In a
pool shoot on the 200-yard range this after
noon Governor Griggs, of New’ Jersey,
scored eight successive hull's eyes.
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Important Action Tnkcn by the Cor
poration of Brmvn University at
a Meeting; Yesterday.
Resolution Adopted letter Explaining
the Situation and Asking the Doc
tor to Remain with the College.
PROVIDENCE. R. 1., Sept. I.—The cor
poration of Brown University voted to-day
after a long meeting to request President
Andrews to withdraw his resignation as
president of that institution. The request
was embodied in a resolution containing
the following;
“To the President of Brown University:
“The corporation of Brown University has
this day received with the greatest regret
your resignation as president. It most
earnestly desires that you will withdraw it.
It conceives that it was written without
full knowledge of the position of the cor
poration. With the earnest hope that a
statement to you bearing the formal sanc
tion and approval of the governing body of
the university as a whole may bring us
again into hearty accord, the corporation
desires to assure you that it in no way
sought the severance of our official rela
tions, which, so far as it knows, have been
most cordial from the time of your accept
ance of the presidency.
“The only vote and only expression
hitherto made by the corporation bearing
on the question at issue was at the last
June meeting, and consisted of the appoint
ment of a committee to confer with you
as to the interests of the university. The
extent of authority thus given Its commit
tee was that of conference, which it fully
believes you would unhesitatingly admit
was a legitimate and friendly exercise of its
privileges, relating in the terms of the vote
to the ‘interests of the university,’ which
you and the corporation have closely at
“It is perfectly true that the vote In ques
tion was occasioned by the differing views
entertained on the one hand by you and on
the other by most, and probably all, of the
members of the corporation as to the frtAs
and unlimited coinage of silver by the
United States, so far at least as affecting
the interests of the university, and ttt#
fear that your views with reference to it,
publicly known or expressed, might per
haps in some degrete be assumed to be rep
resentative and not merely individual.
“It was not in our minds to prescribe the
path in which you should tread or to ad
minister to you any official rebuke or re
strain your freedom of opinion or ‘reason
able liberty of utterance,’ but simply to
intimate that it would be the part of wis
dom for you to take a less active part in
exciting partisan discussions and apply
your energies more exclusively to the af
fairs of the college.
“Having, as it believes, removed the mis
apprehensions that your individual views
on this question represent, those of the cor
poration and the university, for which mis
apprehension you are not responsible, and
w hich it knows you, too, w’ould seek to dis
pel, the corporation, affirming its rightful
authority to conserve the interests of the
university at all times, by every honorable
means, and especially desiring to avoid in
the conduct of the university, the imputa
tion even of the consideration of the party
questions or of the dominance of any class,
but that in the language of its charter, ‘in
this liberal and catholic institution all
members thereof shall enjoy full, free, ab
solute and interrupted liberty of con
science,’ which includes of
thought and expression, it cannot feel that
the divergence of view's upon the silver
question and of its effects upon the univer
sity between you and the members of the
corporation is an adequate cause of separa
tion between us, for tne corporation is pro
foundly appreciative of the great services
you have rendered to the university and of
your great sacrifices and love of It. It
therefore renews Its assurances of highest
iv-spect for you, and expresses the oontident
hope that you will withdraw your resigna
The vote on the subject was practically
unanimous and taken after speeches had
been made by nearly every member of the
The meeting was called to order by Dr.
Andrews, but he retired a few minutes
later and Rev. Alvah Hovey, D. D., of New
ton Theological School, took the chair. The
main part of the session was taken up by
routine matters which came up, being the
presentation of a letter from ex-Secretary
of State Richard Olney addressed to the
faculty and bearing on the controversy be
tween the corporation and President An
drews. The letter, which is dated Boston,
Mass., Aug. 5 and addressed to Prof. Benj.
F. Clark, J. Franklin Jameson, Henry B.
Gardner and others, follows:
“Gentlemen—l thank you heartily for a
pamphlet copy of a letter bearing your sig
natures and entitled ‘An open letter ad
dressed to the corporation of Brown Uni
versity by members of the faculty of that
institution.’ Nothing could be better in
matter or manner. It presents the grave
issues raised by the unfortunate action of
the corporation with singular lucidity and
logical force, and deals with them in a tem
per and spirit which are every way ad
mirable. As you may know, I do not agree
with what 1 understand to be Dr.
Andrews's views respecting the free coin
age of silver. I strongly deprecate tha
action of the corporation indeed upon tho
precise ground that nothing could be better
calculated to give currency and weight to
those views—just as nothing would give a
greater impetus to the cause of tariff re
form than an attempt by the authorities of
Harvard College to discipline President
Eliot for his well-known sentiments re
specting 'free trade.’ The true objection,
however, to the course pursued towards Dr.
Andrews by the corporation of Brown Uni
versity is its implied inculcations of the
doctrine that an institution of learning
should, above all things, get rich and
therefore should square its teachings and
limit utterances of its faculty by the Inter
ests and sentiments of those who for th®
time being are the rich men of the com
munity. Tlie demoralizing and degrading
character of this doctrine your letter fully
exposes and thereby entitles you to tho
gratitude not only of American citizens
ferierally but of all well wishers to-Airown
Iniversity in particular.”
In addition to this matter the now famous
protest of twenty-five of the faculty of
Brown and a number of petitions, Including
one from college professors and public men
asking for the retention of President An
drews, were also presented and considered.
The. last-named petition declared that “Th*
future influence of the American universi
ties and the interests of free thought and
free speech under a just sense of account
ability would be promoted by such action
on the part of the corporation as might
naturally lead to the withdrawal of the
resignation of President Andrews.” Among
the signers are Daniel C. Gilman, presi
dent of Johns Hopkins University; Charles
W. Eliot, president of Harvard; C. K.
Adams, president of the University of Wis.
consin; Seth Low, president of Columbia;
T. Jefferson Coolldge, former embassador
to France; W. G. Sumner, professor of
political economy at Yale; John Fisher, the
historian; William Lloyd Garrison. J. T.
Trowbridge, the author; Joslah Quincy,
mayor of Boston; Professor Jarrett, Uni
versity of Minnesota.
The following elections were announced:
Chancellor, Col. William Goddard; treas
urer. A. B. Chase, in 'he afternoon the
consideration of Dr. Andrews’s resignation
was taken. A letter to the corporation
from Dr. Andrews was read explaining hi*
views on the silver question and stating
the position ho had taken with reference to
the request of the committee that was ap
pointed last June to confer with him. A
number of short sja-eches were made on
both sides and then Congressman Walker,
of M . U'husetts. was recognized by tht
chairman. He made a speech advocating
the action that was subsequently taken.

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