THE METHODIST LAYMEN
PREPARING TO BE REPRESENTED IN
THE COMING CONVENTION.
Bankrupt Ambia Bank Wan Looted l>y
Cu*hier Mcronmcll—Wind Dam
ed Indiana Corn.
Srecial to the Indianapolis Journal.
SPENCER, Ind.. Sept. 1.--Great interest
is manifested here among Methodists in re
gard to the great convention of laymen to
be held at Indianapolis on the loth of Sep
tember. This coming mass meeting of
Methodist laymen of Indiana to organize
a movement to secure equal representation
with the ministers in the Ger.'eral Confer
ence will have a strong representation
from this city. In order to secure an at
tendance from this place, the following per
sons have been appointed to represent the
charge. By the official board: David E.
Beem, C. F. Allison, Luther Meliek, Jacob
Coble, J. H. Murphy, Rankin McClaren.
The Sunday school selects the following:
William Criss, Thomas McHaley, Agnes
Pochin, Grace Dunn. The Enworth League
will bv represented by A. W. Howard. Min
nie James, Clayton Allison, Jessie Mead,
White River l'. B. Conference.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO, Ind., Sept. I.—The fifty-second
annual session of the White River Confer
ence of the L T nlted Brethren Church now in
progress here is the largest in the history
of the conference, with about five hundred
ministers and leading religious workers in
attendance. The sessions are presided over
by Bishop Weaver, of Dayton, 0., the
senior bishop of the church. The sessions
are devoted almost exclusively to business
and the reports are replete with interest.
This conference is the "liberal” branch of
the church, composed of two presiding elder
districts, tho Indianapolis district, in charge
of Presiding Elder J. T. Roberts, of In
dianapolis, and the Marion district, presided
over by Elder Alonzo Myer, of Anderson.
The "conservative” branch had its annual
conference a short time ago at Bluffton.
The reports reveal some signliicant figures.
When the church "split” at the General
Conference in 1889 both branches had nearly
the same strength numerically, whereas
now the "conservatives” number but 25,000,
and the "liberals” 205,000. The former op
poses secret societies and draws the line
strictly on amusements. The "liberals,”
having a discipline less severely strict, have
attracted a rapidly growing membership.
A. M. E. Conference.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Sept. I.—Bishop
Arnett is presiding at the fifty-eighth an
nual session of the Indiana Conference of
the A. M. E. Church, which began to-day
with a large attendance and will continue
until Monday. Rev. E. T. Wilson, of
Marion, was elected secretary. Dr. Hender
son, of Philadelphia, general manager of
the A. M. E. Book Concern, delivered an
address. Committees were announced and
this evening there was a public reception,
when addresses of welcome were delivered
by Mayor Ross, Dr. Torrence of the Cen
tral Presbyterian Church and Simon Dan
iels. Responses were made by Bishop Ar
nett, Dr. Henderson and others.
BLEW DOW N THE "MIDWAY.”
Storm Pluyed Havoc with Tent* on
Bash County Fair Grounds.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
RUSHVILLE. Ind., Sept. I.—A wind and
rainstorm caused a stampede at the Rush
county fair this afternoon. The grand
stand was fairly well filled when a terrific
wind struck the ground and raised all the
dust in the county, which was blown in on
the crowd. A heavy shower followed,
which caught manv hundreds of the visi
tors. The wind and rain ripped up the mer
ry-go-round, laid low the tent with the
wild man and played havoc with many
stands. The damage is not great, although
It spoiled the day’s fair.
Storm Broke I'p a Pienlc.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
BLUFFTON. Ind., Sept. I.—A basket pic
ric and reunion of ail the soldiers of Wells
county was held this afternoon in Camp
Peter Studabaker, a beautiful grove along
the Wabash, named in memory of Captain
Studabaker, one of the gallant soldiers of
this State. Fully three thousand people
were present, among the number being six
hundred veterans. All passed off serenely
until 2 o’clock. Just as the speakers were
In the midst of their speeches a heavy
downpour etYectually broke up the gather
ing. Soldiers were present from lowa, Ne
braska, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The vet
erans of the county will hold a similar re
union next year.
Great Damage to Corn.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LEBANON, Ind., Sept. I.—A severe
wind and hailstorm passed over th’e north
ern part of the county this afternoon- The*
greatest damage done was to the corn
crop, which in many fields was almost to
tally destroyed by the hail. A barn be
longing to Alexander Morris was struck by
lightning and burn’ed to the ground. Jesse
Reagan, a farmhand, was struck by the
lightning and now lies in a precarious con
Cora nnl Tree* Down.
Bpeclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
GREENCASTLE. Ind.. SVpt. I.—The long
continued draught in this section was brok
en this afternoon by one of the most severe
storms that has ever visited Putnam coun
ty. The rain was accompanied with a vio
lent wind that felled shade trees and lev
ered the growing corn northeast of the city.
In the city the storm was not so severely
felt. Telegraph wires on railroads were
blown down west of the city.
LOOTED THE AMBIA BANK.
Caaliier McConnell Gone with the
Fund*. Perhaps $40,000.
AMBIA. Ind., Sept. I.—The failure of
the Ambia State Bank yesterday was
caused by the absconding cashier. Fred
McConnell, who left with all the funds Sat
urday night. He was not missed until Mon
day. About 9 o’clock Saturday night Mc-
Connell gave out that he was going to Ox
ford to visit relatives. Instead, however, he
went to Hoopeston, 111., where he is sup
posed to have taken the south-bound train
on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railway.
His wife accompanied him. State Bank
Examiner Millikan is now in charge of the
books of the bank, and he cannot givo the
amount of shortage. Ali of the money is
gone from the sale, with the exception of
a small amount of silver. No entries have
been made in the books for a month, and
It will take the examiner several days to
post up. Nothing was thought of McCon
nell's absence until noon on Monday, when
the depositors b*gan to grow uneasy. Miss
Blanche Moore, Mr. McConnell's clerk, was
visiting friends at Goodland, hut she re
turned and opened the safe, being the only
ona possessing the combination. No money
was found in the vault and telegraph mes
sages were sent in every direction to head
McConnell off, but without success. Con
siderable money was deposited on Saturday
last and it is thought that McConnell has
had his flight in contemplation for a month,
us his books have not been posted for that
length of time. About $40,000 is thought to
Junior Oriler U. A. M. Officer*.
Bl*eiai to the Indianapolis Journal.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., Sept. 1. The
Junior Order U. A. M. elected the following
state officers to-day: Junior past councilor,
George C. Laine, Hartford City; councilor,
Amos L. Gray, Jonesboro; vice councilor,
O. I*. Martin, of Green Postofllce;. treasurer,
C. L. Wood, Albany; instructor, Edward
Leoph’y, Marion; conductor, J H. Krohn
Monroeville; warden, H. T. Connelly Up
land; secretary, C. T. Lockhurd, Albany; as
sistant si ervtary, Amos Dubolse, Petroleum.
Representatives to National Council, to be
hold at Louisville in IS9& Five years. A. L.
Gray, Jonesboro; three years, W. J. Cowen,
Monroeville, two years, J. W. Pitting* r,
Upland; one year, J. H. Michael, Pendleton,
The next session will convene the last Tues
day in August, 1898, at Jonesboro.
The Daughters of America completed
their session to-day., The following state
officers were elected by the Daughters of
America this afternoon: State councilor.
Mrs. M. L. Holloway, of Decatur; assistant
state councilor, Mrs. Nettle Shirk, of Dun
kirk; vice councilor, Mrs. Hattie Person
ette, of Muncie; assistant vice councilor
M rs. Dora McDonough, of Upland; treas
urer, Mrs. L. W. Belton, of Anderson; sec
retary, Mrs. M. V’. F. Miller, of Portland.
The state council of the U. A. M. decided
to continue the premium of $lO for organiz
ing subordinate councils.
Boswell Not Arrested.
To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal:
In your issue of to-day an article appears
as a special from Muncie saying that Mur
derer Jesse Boswell, employed as a cook
for Barnum’s circus, who murdered a Mrs.
Bass about six years ago near Bartonia,
Randolph county, was arrested by Detec
tive Bink Fletcher and other Randolph
county officers and quietly taken to Win
chester and placed in jail. The facts are
that Boswell is not now and never was in
the Randolph county jail. Every effort has
been made to locate and capture him, but
without success. Nothing has been heard
from him since the reported arrest and es
cape from tho officers at Marion, Ind., five
years ago. I have received many com
munications from different parts of the
country proposing to locate him, which I
investigated, and proved to be without
foundation. DAVID B. STRAHAN,
Sheriff Randolph County.
Winchester, Ind., Sept. 1.
Hon. Will Cunibuck’* Prediction.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
GREENSBURG, Ind., Sept. I.—The Sixth
Indiana Regiment hold its annual reunion
at this place to-day. They were welcomed
to the city by Mayor C. F. Northern and
Governor Will Cumback in appropriate ad
dresses, which were responded to by Capt.
J. W. Allen, of Hartsville. Mr. Cumback
referred to the fact that since the rebellion
two great countries had become republics,
France and Brazil, and predicted before an
other thirty years that Russia find other
large monarchies in Europe would be re
publics. Capt. B. M. Hutchins, of Colum
bus, delivered the regimental address. Offi
cers for next year are: President, Ed Me-
Devitt, of Indianapolis; vice president, Dr.
J. P. Burroughs, of Westport; secretary, J.
F. Huffman, of Beevusvllle; treasurer,
John B. Anderson, of Elizabethtown.
Old Pinto Spring Stopped.
Srtecial to the Indianapolis Journal.
FRENCH LICK, Ind., Sept. I.—For the
past week there has been much excitement
at French Lick Springs and vicinity over
the failure of the Pluto spring to discharge
its usual flow of water. On examining- the
casing in the Pluto basin it was found to
have sprung a leak, which carried the cur
rent away in a different direction. The
noted Pluto spring is now discharging its
large and usual volume. The two hundred
guests at the Springs Hotel who have been
waiting for Pluto’s return are now again
enjoying tho famous mineral water.
Marion Frnlt-Jnr Works Start.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MARION, Ind., Sept. I.—The Marion fruit
jar works resumed to-day after the annual
shut-down of several weeks. Connected
with this industry is the stamping works, in
which a large number of additional em
ployes will go to work, making in the two
establishments four hundred. The firm has
a large number of orders on hands which
will require several weeks to fill, and the
prospects for the coming year are flatter
Typhoid In Orphan*’ Home.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
RUSHVILLE, Ind., Sept. I—Typhoid
fever has broken out in the orphans’ home
north of town, which is a county institu
tion. A number of children are ill and five
dangerously. A meeting of the Board of
Health was called and the County Commis
sioners ordered to rebuild the vaults of the
outhouses at the homo at once. A tempo
rary hospital has been provided for the vic
tims, and every effort is being made to
stamp out the fever.
Fifty Cent* to See the Ghost.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.. Sept. I.—The
Spiritualists who rented the haunt'ed house
on East Maple street, arq holding services
regularly, and the attendance is quite large.
Fifty cents admission is charged. Last
night th’e manifestation by the spirits were
numerous and exciting. After the medium
had formed the mystic circle, several spirit
notes from departed souls were produced.
Mali Sack* Found In the AVood*.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WARSAW, Ind., Sept. I.—Some section
men this morning discovered several mail
sacks hidden in the grass along the Penn
sylvania Railroad between this city and
Eagle Lake station. The sacks were
brought to this city and turned over to the
postoffice authorities, who found them to
contain first-class mail matter. Govern
ment detectives will investigate.
Bunk. Cashier Reeve* Retire*.
Special to tiip Indianapolis Journal.
RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. I.—J. Frank
Reeves, for the past twenty-five years
cashier of the First National Bank, to-day
retired from the position and was succeeded
by John J. Harrington. This is the second
change in the bank within a short time, C.
W. Ferguson having been succeeded, by J.
F. Elder as first vice president.
Snictde of an Epileptic.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
YORKTOWN, Ind., Sept. I.—This morn
ing Ed Donovan, ag’ed tw’enty-three, who
had been subject to epilepsy from infancy,
shot himself in the bowels with an old
shotgun, into which he had slipped a shell
unknown to his parents, witn whom he
lived. He had threatened to kill the whole
family the night before. Death resulted
RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. I.—Mrs. Mary
Bradway, aged seventy-four, died last
night. She had been a resident of this city
for many years.
ROCKVILLE, Ind., Sept. I.—Mr. Garret
L. Tenbrook, aged about seventy years,
died this morning. He had long been a
resident of Parke county. He left three
grown children, Mrs. W. J. Boyd, Miss Net
tie Tenbrook and William Tenbrook.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Sept. 1.-Mrs.
Oilie Barthel West, aged nineteen, died to
day of typhoid fever, at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Barthel, of
Charleston. Two years ago Mrs. West was
married to Dr. W. H. West, but was forced
to leave him in St. Louis on account of his
treatment of her.
YORKTOWN. Ind., Sept. I.—This morn
ing, at the home of her son, Matthew
Walker. Mrs. Mary Walker, aged eighty
six, died. She was born in Ireland, and
came to this country years ago. She was
also the mother of John Walker, Mrs. John
Burks and Mrs. Levi Watson, of Delaware
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. I.—George F.
Howard, traveling auditor for the National
Express Company, died last night at his
tesidence in this city. His death was caused
by typhoid malaria. He leaves a widow
and one child. He commenced his express
service with the American Company on
the Big Four, as route agent betw’eeri Co
lumbus and Cleveland, and in June, 1891,
was appointed agent at Cleveland for the
National and remained with that company
until his death.
The Montpelier Driving Park Association
will give a three days' running meeting
Sept. 22. 23 and 24.
Mrs. Ellen Easton’s brick residence at
Salem was destroyed by fire yesterday
morning. Loss, $1,200, with insurance $1,0(0.
The barn and carriage houses in the rear
of the Hartzeli Hotel, at Montpelier, were
destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss, $1,200;
J. C. Adams, of Indianapolis, has entered
into an agreement with Martinsville to
erect a pressed brick plant there with 40.0U0
capacity. The factory is to be in operation
in ninety days.
The Batholomew’ county* Board of Educa
tion met yesterday at Columbus and de
cided that slates must not be used any
more, tablets being substituted in the
schools. This move is taken as a sanitary
The fifteenth annual reunion of the Sev
enth Indiana Cavalry Association will be
held at Middletown on Wednesday and
Thursday, Oct. 6 and 7. Ed L. Anderson,
of Union City, is president and Joseph
Young, of Middletown, secretary.
The injunction suit of the Baltimore &
Ohio South western against Seymour to pre
vent the latter from putting down brick
streets along the property of the railway
company was settled by agretment Tues
day without trial and the work of putting
in the streets will begin in a few days.
The biggest real estate deal in many
years at Madison was made yesterday in
the transfer of the old Craig corner, ninety
three feet frontage on Main and Jefferson
streets, from Thomas Graham to Nicholas
Horuff, who will add to his already large
wholesale dry goods house. The price was
Kansas City Journal.
The Christian people of Kansas are very
much shocked at the levity of Mike Sutton,
the new revenue collector. When his ap
pointment was trembling in the balance a
friend wrote to him advising him to put his
trust in the Lord, and he responded as fol
lows: "I note that you think the Lord will
take care of me all right. 1 hope He will.
But lam now largely depending on Sena
tor Baker#- 1
THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.
CONGRESS OF FARMERS
PARTIAL REPORT MADE BY THE
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.
Ex-Governor Hoard, of Wl*eon*in,
Elected President—Wide Range of
Subject* Covered by the Speaker*.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. I.—The farmers’
national congress this morning postponed
the election of officers to hear a paper by
E. W. Randall, secretary of the Minnesota
Agricultural Society, on the causes of fail
ure and success in state fairs. Among
other things he counted state management
and ownership of grounds as essential to
also impartial award of premiums
and prompt payment of same; a compre
hensive line of exhibits, strong amuse
ments, exclusion of all gambling and gener
ous local support.
, Dr. A. M. Soteldo, of Venezuela, con
gratulated the farmers upon tne return of
prosperity and the increased European de
mand for wheat, corn and cotton. He said
Venezuela felt the warmest feeling for this
country, and then he sketched briefly but
eloquently the products and possibilities of
his own country. When Dr. Soteldo re
ferred to what he termed the attempt of
Great Britain to absorb Venezuela he
brought forth an enthusiastic burst of ap
plause by saying that tne people of this
country thoroughly appreciated and would
always remember the attitude of the United
States in torbiading interference by foreign
nations with the governments of this hemis
phere. He highly complimented the work
of the bureau of American republics. The
speaker has a favorite project for the es
tablishment of a colony of American farm
ers in Venezuela, and said he hoped soon to
see the success of this plan. Then with
closer communication between the two
governments their iriendly relations would
be cemented forever.
Senor Romero, Mexican minister to the
United States, spoke briefly, expressing
briefly that miners in Mexico would do bet
ter as farmers, and that he thought Ameri
can farmers would do well to turn their
attention that way.
The election of officers followed. Ex-
Go vernor W. B. Hoard, of Wisconsin, was
chosen president by a vote of 176 to 60 for
B. F. Clayton, the present incumbent, and
Sa for Secretary Stahl. John M. Stahl
was re-elected secretary and N. G. Spalding,
of New r York, was made treasurer by ac
clamation. Among the state vice presidents
is George R. Motz, of Indiana. T. J. Ap
pleyard, of Sanford, Fla., and G. A. Stock
w eil, of Providence, R. I , were unanimous
ly re-elected first and third assistant secre
taries and Alex. Dunlap, of Manistee,
Mich., second assistant secretary to suc
ceed D. O. Lively, of Fort Worth, Tex.
At the afternoon session numerous papers
were read. Among the number were
“Farming from a Business Standpoint,” by
James J. Hill, president of the Great North
ern Railroad, St. Paul; “National and
State Taxation,” by U. G. Spalding, New
York; “Necessity of Protection from Food
Adulteration,” Mrs. Emma Sickels, Chi
cago, and “The Benefits of the Agricultural
Press to the Farmers,” by T. T. Orr, of
Pittsburg. Henry Wallace, editor of the
lowa Farmer, added a few remarks supple
mental to the latter paper.
By an overwhelming vote the decision to
meet next year at Fort Worth, Tex., was
reconsidered, and the matter will be finally
’settled to-morrow morning, when it is ex
pected that Omaha will be chosen.
The committee on resolutions made a. par
tial report, favoring, among other things:
The establishment of postal savings banks;
national appropriation to aid in exterminat
ing gypsy moths; a further extension of the
homestead law’; extension of free mail de
livery in country districts: a law’ to prevent
food adulteration; teaching of elementary
principles of agriculture in the public
schools; election of United States-senators
by vote of the people; restriction of unde
sirable immigration; the immediate con
struction of the Nicaragua canal; the im
provement of the Mississippi river and re
clamation of bottom lands by the national
A committee of three was appointed to
confer with the Joint Traffic Association
managers relative to rates and transporta
tion on fruits and vegetables, the committee
to report at the next annual meeting.
The evening session was very brief.
Papers read w-ere: "The Government Seed
Shop.” by J. E. Northrup. .Minneapolis, and
"Beet Sugar in the United States,” by A. S.
Goetz. New’ Mexico. T,he latter w-as read
by the secretary owing to the absence of
the author. The convention then adjourned
and spent the remainder of the evening as
the guests of the Commercial Club.
An important change in the constitution
is contemplated and will be brought before
the congress for action at its session to
morrow. It is proposed to broaden the
scope of membership by admitting delegates
from kindred societies, such as the wool
grow-ers, cattle breeders, etc. The sessions
of the congress conclude to-morrow.
It In Not Promoted by Wild and In
tern pern te Invective.
Baptist Outlook (Indianapolis.)
The cause of temperance is not promoted
by intemperate speeches, and it is a pity
to throw away a magnificent opportunity,
such as John G. Wooley had the other
Sunday afternoon to make some r'eal con
tributions to one of the most important, if
not the most important, subject before the
American people to-day by hurling invec
tives against the liquor men (which any
on’e can do) and by arraigning with sever
ity tne voting portion of the membership
of the churches. As to the invectives, we
agree that the saloon keepers and their
backers, the brewers, deserve them all. but
they manage nevertheless very well to sur
vive them—a fact which itself makes them
of no value in the judgment of those
friends of temperance whose earnestness of
feeling is equaled by their thoughtful study
of the conditions of the problem as they
exist. Wild denunciations, extravagant
rhetoric, and cynical criticism of Christian
men in their political action, who are not
only well-meaning but conscientious in the
discharge of their civic obligations so far
as they understand them, are but wind and
weariness to all who are waiting to have
set before them what is the practical thing
to be done next. And there are plenty of
men who are thus waiting, and
who are waiting eagerly—men who
are too much in earnest in regard
to this great matter not t 0 be pat out of
patience with the substitution of an ha
rangue for an enlightening discussion cf
the problem as it stands.
Our conviction is that no great and wor
thy cause is so wounded in the house of its
friends as is the cause of temperance. We
expect it to be smitten of its enemies but
that can be endured and even welcomed.
We are not surprised nor worried -very
much—at the attitude of .so large a portion
of the daily press which is too readv, as a
rule, to make moral questions wait cn the
exigencies of party politics. The misfor
tune of the temperance reform is that it
has been for several year ' apparently giver,
over into th'e hands of theorists who in
their public speeches have represented tair
ly well the strong feeling of temperance
people but have contributed scarcely any
thing of practical value towards helping
carry it a step nearer to success. In this
as in all other reforms progress is condi
tioned upon a patient investigation and
study of the problem in all its present rela
tions and the adoption of such measures
as are suggested by the knowledge thus
obtained. Our single point is that too often
the temperance orator of to-day. the man
who obtains the ear of those enemies of
the liquor traffic whom he has not already
disgusted, is unfortunately not the man
who has carefully thought the problem
through and who in his denunciation of the
liquor traffic and almost as bitter criticism
of the church leads not a step farther
forward in the direction of its solution.
As already stated, the importance of the
problem cannot be exaggerated, but we yet
await th’e great leader whom all temper
ance people will recognize and follow. Os
small men and would-be leaders there are
more than enough—as there always are.
But for the Peal leader we yet must pray.
May the Bord give him to us speedily.
In the meanwhile we are thankful for such
men as Mr. Nicholson, who by means of
the law which bears his name, has made
it possible to get our present restrictive
legislation obeyed, if we really care to have
it obeyed, and who thereby has rendered
more effective service in behalf of temper
ance in this State than all the mere ha
rangues on the subject which have been
delivered in the past fen years. Quite fre
quently the newspapers find opportunity to
make political capital out of the intemper
ate utterances of temperance m*en.
I’oUon in Bouelewi Ham.
FORT SMITH. Ark., Sept. I.—At Van Bu
ren yesterday George Miller and family
were poisoned by eating boneless ham.
Those affected are George Miller, two sons
of Louis Speakers, two of George Holly's
children and a colored servant. Miller ana
Holly’s eldest daughter are in a critical
condition, but the doctors think the others
are out of danger.
“Good-Bye, President Melilnley."
CLEVELAND, Sept. I.—The President's
party left tor Fremont to-day on a special
triin of six curs, which lefi the Union de
pot at 1:45 p. in. About forty Cleveland
people, friends of the Hayes family, occu-
pi’ed four of the cars. The train halted at
Detroit street, near Glenmore, the summer
home of Senator Hanna, and the President
and his w-ife, Secretnrv and Mrs. Alger
and Senator and Mrs. Hanna boardv-d the
special car of the late President Caidw-ell,
of the Lake Shore Railroad. About one
hundred little children, inmates of the In
dustrial Home of the Children's Aid Socie
ty, which is near by, stood near the rail
road crossing, and as the President and his
party embarked, shouted in unison: "Good
bye, President McKinley.
NATIONAL W. C. T. U.
Official Call for the Convention, Which
Is to Meet Oct. 29 to Nov. 3.
BUFFALO, Sept. I.—Frances E. Willard,
president, and Catharine L. Stevenson, cor
responding secretary of the National
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union,
have issued a call for the twenty-fourth
annual convention of the organization to
be held in Music Hall, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct.
29 to Nov. 3. It will immediately follow the
fourth biennial convention of the World's
W. C. T. U„ Oct. 23 to 26—which, in its turn
will follow the annual convention of the
W. C. T. U. of the Dominion of Canada;
the last two to be held in the city of
Toronto, Ontario. The basis of representa
tion in the national union continues the
same as in previous years, namely, one
delegate at large for each auxiliary state
and territorial union, and one additional
delegate for each five hundred of the ac
tive, paid-up membership. The general of
ficers of the national union, the four gen
eral officers of each state and territory,
the boards of national superintendents, or
ganizers and evangelists, the general secre
taries of the Y. and L. T. L. branches, the
chairmen of standing committees, the rep
resentatives of affiliated interests, the ed
itors and publisher of the official organ and
the editors of all State W. C. T. U. papers
are ex officio members of the convention.
In addition to the many women thus hold
ing official relationship there will be a
large number of visiting white-ribboners,
as well as visiting and fraternal delegates
from kindred organizations. Many of the
distinguished guests at the world's conven
tion will remain over to the national. Tne
annual sermon on Oct. 31 will be preached
by Lady Henry Somerset.
"Blanche Wilson’*’’ Real Name Wa
Anna Mary Lseman,
CHICAGO, Sept. I.—lt was learned to
day that the young woman who committed
suicide at the Victoria Hotel yesterday,
after registering as "Blanche Wilson," lived
for five months at No. 2014 Dearborn street,
where she was known as Blanche Herbert.
LOUISVILLE, Sept. I.—The identity of
the girl who committed suicide in the Vic
toria Hotel at Chicago has been established.
She appears to have had several aliases in
Chicago, but her right name is Anna Mary
Esseman. Her parents are respectable Ger
man people of this city. While in Louis
ville she bore a good reputation. About a
year ago she was engaged to marry Charles
Turner, who w r as an infidel. Her parents,
being Catholics, would not permit the mar
riage and she left her home. Little is
know’n of her movements since then. Her
grandfather, Mr. Stephen Diehlman. has
gone to Chicago to bring home the remains.
The Northwestern Miller gives the out
put of flour at Minneapolis. Duluth-Supe
rior and Milwaukee last week at 421,495 bar
Controller of the Currency James H. Eck
els is at Helena, Mont., en route to the Yel
lowstone National Park, where he will
spend ten days. He then goes on a hunt
ing trip into the mountains of Colorado.
Articles have been signed by Solly Smith
and George Dixon calling for a twenty
round "go” on Oct. 4 at Woodward’s Pavil
ion, San Francisco. The amount of the
purse is $5,000, of which SI,OOO goes to the
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, of arctic fame,
wili sail from Brooklyn Saturday morning
on the steamer Haveline for Rio Janeiro.
There he will join the Belgian antarctic ex
pedition when it reaches that port about
The Postal Telegraph Cable Company’s
new route to South America is now oj>en
with a reduction in rates of 25 per cent.
This service extends to Uruguay and Para
guay. Argentine Republic and Brazil via
Hayti and Para
The contract for the superstructure oi
the new Minnesota Stateliouse has been
awarded to the Butler-Ryan Company, or
St. Paul, for $696,000. St. Cloud granite W’lll
be used for the basement and Georgia mar
ble for the rest of the superstructure, ex
cepting the dome.
The roundhouse of the Kansas City, Fort
Scott & Memphis road at Springfield, Mo.,
was destroyed by fire yesterday and sev
eral locomotives were damaged. Loss esti
mated at $55,000; insurance not known. The
fire started from the explosion of a gaso
line boiler in the shops.
David Weeks, one of the two men w’anted
for the murder of George Marcus Nicholas,
which occurred on the Daniels farm at
Trumbull. Fairfield county. Conn., on July
20, has been arrested at Clearfield. Pa. He
gave his name as James Dougherty. A re
ward of $4,500 was offered for the arrest of
There is to be a marked advance in the
price of pine lumber as a result of the ad
vance in agricultural products. The list
committee of the Mississippi Valley Lum
bermen's Association met yesterday to
agree on an advance to take eft'eot next
week. A second advance will be made a
Movement* of Steamers.
NEW YORK, Sept. I.—Arrived: Aurania,
from Liverpool; Cambrian, from London;
Patria. from Hamburg; Amsterdam, from
Rotterdam; La Campania, from Antwerp.
Sailed; St. Louis, for Southampton: Noord
land, for Antwerp; Majestic, for Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL. Sept. I.—Arrived: Pavonia,
from Boston; Waesland, from Philadelphia.
Sailed: Belgenland. for Philadelphia; Teu
tonic, for New York.
SOUTHAMPTON, Sept. I.—Arrived: St.
Pe.ul, from New York. Sailed: Mirave, for
QUEENSTOWN, Sept. L—Arrived: Ser
vla, from New York, for Liverpool.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. I.—Arrived: In
diana, from Liverpool.
BALTIMORE. Sept. I.—Arrived: Mun
chen, from Bremen.
ROTTERDAM, Sept. I.—Sailed: Obdam,
for New York.
Beneficiary Association In Trouble.
BOSTON, Sept. I.—The insurance commis
sioner of Massachusetts has made a per
emptory demand on the officers of the Bay
State Beneficiary Association to replace the
sum of $25,962 alleged to hav,e been wrong
fully transferred to tho mortuary fund.
This? sum, the examiners stated in their re
port, should he immediately restored, and
the commissioner proposes to find out
whether or not this lias been done.
ALBANY. N. Y., Sept. I.—The State in
surance apartment has refused a license to
the. Bay State Beneficiary Association, of
Westfield, Mass., w’hich has 634 policy hold
ers in this State.
The king of Apple*.
MASCOUTAH, 111., Sept, r.—Judge Pad
field, residing near Summerfield, a half doz
en miles north of here, has broken the
big-apple record with one just picked in
his orchard. It i5 of the Belle Dora variety,
weighs twenty-one ounces, and is five and
one-half inches in diameter. •
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Sept. I.—A cable
gram received to-day by Rev. Dr. H. T.
Jones, from Manheim. Germany, announces
the death there of Right Rev. Bishop Hud
son. of the diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Protestant Episcopal Church after an ill
ness of a few hours.
Nashville Race Council.
NASHVILLE. Sept. I.—The national
race council met to-day in this city, Prof.
W. H. Council, of Alabama, presiding. Ad
dresses were delivered by Prof. Council,
J. B. S. Capponi, of Florida, and other
A Fitting Head.
Philadelphia North American.
"What sort of a head shall I put on this
story about the fellow who was tarred and
feathered?” asked the reporter.
"How w’ill ’He w’as a bird’ do?” suggested
the court man.
We imagine that the scheme to make M.
Faure President for life is a little too
Clevelandesque to appeal strongly to the
New York Mail and Express.
Whenever a Western farmer peeps into a
mirror nowadays the first thought that
strikes him is that he looks Just like the
REMINISCENCES OF INDIA
A LADY 'WHO SAW MILITARY SERV
ICE DURING TWO GREAT WARS.
Gen. Havelock and His Giant Wife—
Horrors of the Sepoy Mutiny—Massa
cres of Women and Children.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The attention which has been attracted to
India during the last few months by the
famine, the plague, the riots in Calcutta
and Bombay, and now by the war on the
frontier, has called forth a flood of remi
niscences from different quarters con
cerning the ancient peninsula, and those
who have lived there are, at present, good
company for the public. St. Louis has at
least one resident who has seen lively serv
ice in India—Mrs. J. Barnett, who, as the
wife of a soldier, w'ent through one great
Sikh war and saw much of the famous
Sepoy mutiny. Mrs. Barnett is the mother
of Mr. Charles Seymour, the well-known
local musician and teacher, and lives with
her son in South St. Louis. She is an Eng
lishwoman, and came to this country about
four years ago to make her home with her
Mrs. Barnett s first voyage to India was
as the wife of a British officer, a draft of
men being sent to till up the losses in the
white regiments then in the service of the
East India Company. The voyage was made
round the Cape of Good Hope and required
about five months from England to Calcut
ta. It was expeditious, however, in compar
ison with the overland journey which lay
bofore the detachment ere it reached its
destination in the northwestern districts,
for the march through India by the short
est possible route required nine months.
Traveling in India was then a serious mat
ter. The roads, when they existed, were
bad, being mere paths through the jungle
or tracks over the sandy desert. In many
districts there were not even paths, and
under the guidance of the natives the de
tachment was compelled to force its way
through the jungle, hatchet in hand, cut
ting vines and bushes in order to make a
path. All the traveling was done at night,
between 11 o’clock and daylight, the hoat
of the day being too great to permit of
exercise, so at about 11 at night camp was
struck, the detachment took up its march
and marched steadily until sunrise, when
a halt was made, tents w r ere pitched and
the force rested until 11 the following night.
All along the line were natives carrying
torches, for in any jungle there might lurk
a tiger or panther, and the blazing torches
were for the purpose of frightening off
these marauders. ,
In those days transportation of troops
was generally by their own foot power, but
in emergencies, as during the Sepoy mu
tiny, when it was very necessary for regi
ments to move as quickly as possible, large
numbers of mules, elephants and camels
w r ere brought together, and the men were
transported without the danger attending
active exertion in the daylight hours. Cam
els would carry, according to their size,
two or four men; chairs made of bamboo
were lashed one on each side of the animal,
and a soldier took his s’eat in each. An
elephant would carry from six to ten men.
In emergencies a mule could be made to
carry two, but not for long distances. There
w’ere then no railroads worth mentioning
in India, the first line being opened, from
Bombay to a town near by, in 1853, and
the lack of transportation, together with
the immense distance to be traversed, was
the cause of the temporary success of the
HAVELOCK AND HIS WIFE.
Mrs. Barnett perfectly remembers Gen
eral Havelock, who was a giant in stature,
exceeding six fe’et six Inches in height, be
ing broad in proportion. His tremendous
size, however, did not prevent his possess
ing a gentleness of disposition that seemed
quire incompatible with his stature and
profession. General Havelock was one of
the most perfect Christian gentleman who
ever lived, and so consistent in his conduct
that even the worst scoffer at religion was
forced to admit his sincerity. He w r as very
fond of children, and in times of peace had
small articles in his pockets, comfits and
the like, which made him popular among
the littl’e ones wherever he went. General
Havelock had a deep, organ-toned voice,
proportioned to his size and stature, a voice
that inspired confidence as well as respect.
Mrs. Barnett recollects how, while she loved
and trusted him, she never quite overcame
a feeling of awe in his presence. Mrs. Bar
nett’s moth’er was the lady companion of
Lady Havelock, and, as a young girl in the
family, Mrs. Barnett had every opportunity
to become familiar with the general and
liis wife. He was as regular and prompt
in his devotions as in his appearance on
the parade grounds at the proper times,
and only the most urgent duties interfered
with his private prayers. H’e was the idol
of the troops, w'ho trusted him implicitly,
and would go wherever he sent them, even
to what seemed certain death. His loss,
wdiile th’e Sepoy mutiny was at his height,
w r as justly regarded by the Indian govern
ment as one of the most serious blows to
the cause of the English.
Lady Havelock, Mrs. Barnett remembers
as the tallest woman she ever saw, being
very nearly seven feet in height and of a
thinness which made her appear even taller.
She was the daughter of an English mis
sionary, and married Havelock when he
was a captain. She was a woman of very
pleasing address, and, although placed at a
disadvantage in society by her extreme
height, her manners were so affable, her
conversation so full of charm that she was
to English society in India what her hus
band was in the army. She was a soldier’s
wife in every sense of the word. When able
to do so Lady Havelock accompanied her
husband in his campaigns up to the end of
his life, and after his death near Lucknow',
Nov. 25, 1857, she returned to England.
Mrs. Barnett recollects the horrors of the
Sikh war, and how women and children
were butchered by the Sepoy mutineers. In
one case a European woman, the wife of
one of the soldiers, w’ith her two children,
was captured by the rebels. A native of
ficer of the Sepoys seized one of the chil
dren by the arm, held it up before her, and
repeatedly ran his sword through its body,
then treated the other likewise, and inti
mated to the mother that such would be
her own fate and that of ail other whites
in tho country. Not even the Armenian
horrors could exceed those of India during
the mutiny. The wells of Cawnpore w’ere
filled with the bodies of the white women
and children, soldiers’ wives and families,
who were massacred when the mutiny
broke out. After General Havelock retook
the place, defeating the Nana Sahib, the
bodies were taken out of the wells and
buried, and years later, memorial gardens
were laid out on the scene of the massacre,
and the tomb, with the monument known
as the Angel of Cawnpore, was erected over
the well where the greatest number of bod
ies were found. Very few' white women es
caped the massacre, either in Cawnpore or
in other points where the mutineers had
their way, but in one case four were saved
by the intercession of a native officer, who
managed to have them imprisoned in a
room where the windows and doors w'ere
nailed up, and in this prison they remained
four days without food or drink, until the
English occupation took place, when they
were discovered and released.
Domestio life in India in the fifties W’as
very different from home life in any other
country, nor has the styte of living in India
materially changed since, save for the in
troduction of greater conveniences in trav
eling and the immense advantages gained
by the artificial manufacture of ice. In In
dia all domestic life is regulated by the
climate. At sunrise, during the hot season,
the thermometer stands at from 95 to 100
degrees, more frequently at the latter than
the former; at 9 o’clock it is 110 in the
shade; from noon to 3 o’clock it is often 120.
and sometimes even exceeds that figure!
Exertion in such a temperature is, for a
white man, almost an impossibility, and so
the white soldiers in India are required to
do nothing but strictly military sendee.
Every soldier had one or more servants,
syces, they wc;*' called, who polished his
shoes, brushed his clothing, kept his ac
coutrements In order, and, on a march,
carried his knapsack, canteen and every
thing, in fact, but his cartridge box and
fun. The morning drills were i/etween day
reak and sunrise, the evening parados at
sunset; during most of the day, or from
11 to a o’clock, the barracks and the ma
jority of the towns of India were as quiet
as the graW, for everybody was asleep.
Nearly all .he native servants arc men,
women being employed only to care for the
children of the w'nites. A large number of
attendants must be engaged, however little
is to be done, for, on account of the dis
tinction of caste, the servants have their
particular task, and each will attend to
only one kind of work. Thus one man will
sw'eep the floors, but will be discharged
rather than dust thv furniture, which is
the business of anotner; the groom who
attends to the horses will not cut the grass
for their usv, that is not in the business
of his caste; one man will do the cooking,
but will not carry dishes nor serv'e at
table, that is not his business; one will
make the beds, but will not touch the
clothing that is to be washed, while the
man who does the wmshing and ironing
would not, under any circumstances, con
sent to act as a dom’estic servant; he is
of a different caste.
Tho Havelock family, being of consider
abl'e importance, was constantly attended
by twelve to twenty servants, but such was
the cheapness of labor in India at the time
of Mrs. Barnett’s residence that $3 per
month paid the wages of the whole house
hold. The washing for a family of eight
or ten persons was done for 4 rupees a
month, or about sl. Lady Havelaek kept
a dressmaker, or dirjee. In India ail the
dressmaking is done by men, who attend to
the cutting and fitting, then make the dress
entire, with a neatness that is not excelled
by the best trained seamstress of other
countries. Lady Havelock’s dirjee received
8 annas a day. or about 12 cents; eajne to
the house to work, did all his sewing on the
porch outside, squatted crosslegged on the
floor, refusing to enter, partly because he
objected to the heat of the house, and
partly through fear of contamination and
loss of caste, and furnished his own provi
sions, for, as a rule, the natives strongly
object and, in most cases, absolutely refuse
to eat the food prepared for the whites.
SUFFERING FROM HEAT.
Owing to the intense heat of the climate
life without breeze is almost unendurable,
and all the houses of the whites of the
better class of natives are provided with
fans, swung from the ceiling, a wood’en
frame, with long strips of muslin depend
ing from it, furnishing the breeze, and a
Punkah Wallah, or fan man, squatting on
his haunches just outside the door, the mo
tor power by a rope passing over a pulley.
It is the Punkah Wallah’s business to watch
the movement of the inmates, and if they
leave one room and go into another he
changes his station and keeps up the move
ments of th’e fans all uay long for about
5 annas. At night he is relieved by an
other Punkah Wallah, who works until
daylight. When , the heated season comes
on the glass windows frames are removed,
peculiar screens, made of the roots of an
Indian grass plant, are substituted, and a
Pahnee Wallah, or water man. is 'engaged,
whose business it is to pass from one win
dow to another and dasn water on the
screens. The evaporation reduces the tem
perature from ten to tw'enty degrees in
rooms thus protected, but thfi European
who, in temporary straits, endeavors to in
due’e the Pahnee Wallah to take the place
of the Punkah Wallah is making a grave
mistake, for each job is done by men of a
particular caste, and under no circum
stances will one undertake the work of the
oth'er. All sorts or service w'ere then to be
had at such low rates that a person of
even moderate means could live in India in
the neight of luxury.
When a European stepped outside his
door a native attendant was always in
waiting with a huge palm-leaf umbrella,
protecting him at every step from the blaze
of the sun, and for this light service he
received from 1 to 3 annas a day. When
ladies traveled in those days they were
carried in a chair closely resembling the
ordinary arm chair in use among ua,
suspended on two poles, borne by four
bearers, who went in a trot, an umbrella
holder, who galloped alongside, w'hile a
fcotman ran ahead to clear the way. In
the hills traveling was done in daylight,
and at regular intervals in the British terri
tory there were established posthousqs, at
which stops could be made, the footman
running ahead to prepare food for the party
by the time it arrived. In one case
Mrs. Barnett’s forerunner inadvertently
passed a station, and when she arrived
there was no one in attendance and no pro
vision for her comfort, the footman being
miles away at the next station.
Provisions in India were then as cheap
as domestic service. A chicken cost from
, r . to 10 annas, eggs w r ere t 5 annas a dozen,
rice an anna a pound, sugar the same and
bananas an anna a dozen. There was plen
ty of beef and mutton to be had, but cau
tion must be exercised, for in that climate
meat will not keep more than a few hours,
and the flesh of an animal killed in the
morning must be cooked and eaten on the
same day. Funerals were conducted with
what elsew'bere would appear unseemly
haste. Bodies are burled or burned gen
erally on the same day. or, at most, on the
next after death. During the frightful
cholera epidemic, which occurred while Mrs.
Barnett was in India, such was the sud
denness of the attacks that gentlemen and
ladies who breakfasted in perfect health
w'ere dead before night and buried ere
morning. The natives, however, appear to
be as healthv as peoole in other countries,
and the native soldiers are described by
Mrs. Barnett as tall, well-formed men, who
compared well with the soldiers of other
countries. The great mutiny was attribu
table to religious prejudice and the fear
that the English were making efforts to
break down the caste system. There Is
very little danger, this lady thinks, of a
recurrence of such an outbreak in the In
dian army, and no hope at all that, should
it occur, it will succeed, for the European
armv in India is now' far stronger, in pro
portion to the native, that It was in 1857.
and Tndia has now fifteen thousand miles
of railroad, a fact which will enable the
government to transport its troops to any
desired point with a speed unknown at the
time of the great insurrection.
TO-DAY’S SILVER CONFERENCE
It* Object to Give the “King of the
Push” a Joh.
The indications are that there will be
comparatively small attendance upon the
conference of the silver forces of the State,
called to meet at the Grand Hofei this
afternoon. The call was Issued immediate
ly after the election in the Fourth district
by Allen W. Clark, “king of all the push.”
As chairman .of one or two silver commit
fees he issued a call for a meeting of the
executive and advisory committees of the
Silver League and included in the invitation
“all friends of silver.” The intention was
to have Populists and silver Republicans
Th'e meeting was called to further the pet
scheme that Clark has entertained ever
since the last campaign, of having a silver
literary bureau in this city to encourage
the formation of local silver leagues
throughout th’e State and supply them
with literature. Some of the older Demo
cratic politicians have been mean enough
to intimate that the excellent table set
by tite Grand just about suits the “king”
and he has been dissatisfied with life at
Greensburg ever since his expenses at the
hotel were paid during the last campaign
as h’ead of the literary bureau of the Dem
ocratic state committee. The “silver con
ference” held last January decided that
such a bureau should be opened here, but
when it cam'e to opening it, it was discov
ered that it took money to do these things
and none of those attending the conference
was willing to put up any money. It is
said that a proposition will be made this
afternoon to assess all th'e men who are
thinking about becoming candidates for
state oflices, but they have no mind reader
capable of finding out who is “thinking.”
Gold Democrats’ Manifesto.
The gold Democrats, who have started a
little sideshow of their own in the Ingalls
block, will hold a meeting to-night and
issue a manifesto telling the public why
they are supporting Taggart. It will not
contain any quotations from the authorized
interview printed a few days before the
convention in which Taggart declared his
everlasting fealty to the cause of free sil
Mr. Cooper Misquoted, He Says.
Councilman Cooper says he was misquoted
in the News of Tuesday in regard to his
candidacy. He was asked if he would sup
port Mr. Puryear, to which he answered
that he would do so. This was all the News
asked him, he says. The News quoted him
as referring to "the niggers.” "I never used
such a word,” said Mr. Cooper, "and. in
f L ,- there was no mention of color what
MAN AND WHEEL HURLED.
An Irvington Young Man Foiled to
Heed a Warning Bell.
Will Gray, a young man living in Irving
ton, started out home on his wheel late
yesterday afternoon. The storm had left
the National road very muddy and he pro
ceeded to ride between the car tracks. An
out-bound car sounded a warning bell sev
eral times, but the young man did not heed
it. Finally the car struck him, ard man
and bicycle were hurled about fifteen feet.
Neither was damaged. The young man
picked up his wheel and continued his ride.
The Irvington committee on streets and
alleys, consisting of Fred Ritter, Robert
Browning and A. M. Arbaugh, was sur
prised last night when it met to hear ob
jections to improvements it is proposed to
make in the suburb. There was not an
objection offered. Simeon Frazier was ap
pointed inspector of public work. Daniel
Leslie. J. E. Hunter and William M. Red
man were named as assessors on sewers.
The committee will meet next Monday night
to receive bids on the improvement of
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Will be moved from the old *
X stand on south Illinois Street %
t to 6 and 8 West Washington
X Street in a very few days. If X
• at any time or place bargains X
; can be found it is now and X
X here. Bargains in every de- X
X partment and at every coun-
X ter. Only three days more to t
• get them. The opportunity £
• presents itself. Can you af- X
| ford to miss it ? X
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| Three days' run on Ladies' Z
and Children’s Shoes. X
| Three days’ run on House- X
X Three days’ run on Silks. •>
% Three days’ run on Black and $
X Colored Dress Goods.
| Three days’ run on Cloaks X
and Lace Curtains. X
f Three days’ run on Hosiery £
and Underwear. X
% Three days’ run on Men’s X
X Furnishings. t
f Three days’ run on Muslins, %
X Table Oilcloths, Wash X
Goods, Linens and |
4> Calicoes. •
Z Three days’ run on Trimmed X
and Untrimmed Hats.
X Three days no lady can be X
X justified in missing. X
I BROS.’ !
X Department Store, X
X South Illinois and Maryland X
X Streets. $
f&llpHS Wrought-iron Pipe for Gas,
¥5-:! Steam and Water.
Hm,' Vy i-i/vS Holler Tube*. Cast and Malle
ffigjffc’ , JjL able Iron Fittings (black and
jffSuta galvanized). Valves. Stop
KpO' I1 jr TKgQ Cocks. Engine Trimming,
■r Steam Gauges, Pipe Tongs,
BKq B "'-I ” Pipe Cutters, Vises, Screw
Plates and Dies, Wrenches,
HM KISH Steam Traps, Pumps, Kitch
'%iia l|?Sl en Sinks. Hose. Belting. Bab
flfjfl H'ml hit Metal. Solder, White and
U pifcol .Colored Wiping Waste, and
all other Supplies used In
conneetton with Gas, Steam
Bjigl BSCI Bud Water. Natural Gas
■fin IO Supplies a specialty. Steam-
Kfl beast g Vppnrtitua for Puts.
Uc Bulldiugs, Store-rooms,
Mills, Shops. Factories, Latin
'r.f •; dries, Lumber Dry-Houses,
• Sf '-! etc. Cut and Thread to or
? ! der any size Wrought- Iron
pi Pipe, from y, Inch to 11
' Inches diameter.
H MIGHT fi JILLSOH,
W kB B. PENNSYLVANIA ST
Washington street, Ritter avenue, Lina
street. Oak avenue and Maple avenue. The
committee will go to Greencastle Sunday to
inspect material, as well as the sewer sys
Bonfire*, Rocket* nml Rice.
There was a celebration at Irvington last
night as the Panhandle east-bound train
stopped at the suburb. The train had Prof.
Demarcus C. Brown and bride on board,
and as both have been prominently connect
ed with the college the collegians turned out.
There were bonnrea near the station, rock
ets were sent up in the air and fully a tub
of rice was hurled at the car windows.
laist night the scented air of summer brought
Os summer at thft full. The passion flower
Flared open on the vine: the blood-red rose
Drank the midsummer dew and was not satisfied.
The present time was all—earth held no promises
Since pleasure's wishes were comuleily filled.
With dawn a languor sways the breeze, a soil
ness clings , ,
About the landscape, while the year, with fickle
Weary of bloom, begins to live for fruit.
Hope now is born at turning of the tide.
And spreads her lure along the gauzy lines
Os spiderwebs between the blades of grass.
l*.ut nowhere startles us a sudden change;
New buds are bursting by toe dropping flowers.
And birds, plumed for the South, pipe fresh their
That rise upon the low sweet summer gale
As bubbles through the amber wine ascend.
The business of the summer still goes on.
Ard yet the fall Is here. The turn has come;
Night-hidden messengers have touched the scene;
And, in the morning, when we greet, we say
''My love, my dear, the summer days have been.”
—Augustus Itadcliffe Grote.
Why They Keep Young.
San Francisco Reporter.
Why do stage people keep young? Be
cause they take care of themsvlves. There
is a popular impression in the public mind
that actors and actresses run to dissipation
as a duck goes to water; that after each
performance and at odd intervals playvrs
eat and drink to excess an<| have a high
old time generally. Never was there a
greater mistake. The profession pays the
penalty of prominence. Being always in
the public eye, it is easy for the boisterous
few to damage the standing of the quvt
many. The really dissipated player of cith
er sex soon falls by the wayside and be
comes a hasbeen. A few broken engage
ments, a few public disappointments, and
then poverty, paresis and extinction. There
are aettvsses of sixty who do not look an
hour over forty-five, and not a few on the
shady side of fifty who shine in juvenile
parts as though they were not an
hour over forty-five, and not a few on the
shady side of fifty who shine In juvenile
roles. And so with the men. The younger
players pay especial care to their physical
welfare, because they well know the value
of exuberant health.
And Still Another.
“I presume,” observed Rivers, “that when
the chainless bicycle Is perfected It will h
possible for a wheelman to travel in cog.”
My, My I
New York Mail and Express.
There is a short tomato crop this year,
yet the growers will probably ketchup with
the prosperity procession, if they try.
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