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The Bryanites are forced to admit that
prosperity has come, but they comfort
themselves with the hope that it will not
last long. They will be disappointed in
this, also.
Many Northern cities are doing a great
deal of street paving, but Indianapolis is
the only one that seems to be “mashed”
on block pavement. Creosote is a very
fetching argument with some people under
some, circumstances.
If the new American Railway League ad
heres to the platform of consulting the
best interests of employers as well as em
ployes in the railroad business there will
be no room in it for labor agitators or
walking deelgates.
A special cable from Spain declares “on
the highest private diplomatic authority”
that the present Spanish Ministry will go
out within two weeks and a Liberal Minis
try come in. That will mean a radical
change in the Cuban policy.
The prompt and vigorous action of the
medical authorities of Louisiana and of the
United States regarding the supposed out
break of yellow fever in that State shows
that the public welfare in respect to epi
demics is intelligently and vigilantly
If William J. Bryan could read a Demo
cratic newspaper he would not go about the
country talking about falling prices and
that falling prices will affect wages ere
long. The papers are full of the story of
Improving prices and larger demand upon
which prices depend.
Real estate is always the last thing to
feel the effects of better times, but agents
and dealers report increasing inquiry and a
general bracing up of the market. Note
and bond brokers and investment agents
also report a decided increase in invest
ments, both permanent and speculative.
Confidence Is growing.
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All the trade centers report more and
heavier orders from country merchants
than for some, years past. Knowing that
the farmers will expend much of their prof
its from this year’s crops in farm improve
ments and “bettering up” their families,
the retail merchants of the agricultural dis
tricts are doubling their orders.
Interest in the Luetgert trial in Chicago
now centers in the prospective testimony of
a witness who will swear that he met and
had a talk with Mrs. Luetgert in New
York after the night when she is supposed
to have been murdered. Counsel for the
defendant say that this will clear him,
while the prosecuting attorney says he will
prove the story a fabrication.
Mr. Harding’s speech delivered in the
First ward last night, and printed in this
issue of the Journal, is a ringing key-note
for the Republican municipal campaign. It
deals exclusively with city affairs and in
very vigorous fashion. No one can read the
speech without being convinced of Mr.
Harding's honesty of purpose, strong con
victions and ability to administer the city
government on the line of progress and
Chicago papers are protesting against the
extravagance of the School Board, In its
annual report, just issued, the superintend
ent sets forth that the city needs forty-one
new school buildings, which will cost $2,545,-
(XO. To meet this want he proposes that the
city shall borrow $2,000,000, and then that
an additional tax of $1,500,000 shall be levied
for the purchase of sites and for building
schoolhouses to provide for the annual in
crease of the city's population. The theory
of city school boards generally seems to be
that the chief end of man is to be taxed for
the maintenance of an ever-growing and in
creasingly ornamental school system.
While Mr. Bryan is traveling about the
country trying to revive the free-silver
corpse the farmers of Nebraska are re
joicing over the best crops they have had
for years and are paying oft the mortgages
which Bryan said last year never could be
paid without free silver. The Nebraska
wheat crop this year is estimated at 30,-
000,000 bushels. If the farmers had sold this
quantity of wheat on Aug. 19, 1896, at the
top quotation for September delivery, they
would have received $16,575,000 in gold or its
equivalent, with which they could have
bought, at that time, 24,562,500 ounces of
silver. The same crop sold on Aug. 19, 1897,
at the top price for September delivery
would have bought $26,962,500 in gold or its
equivalent, which would have purchased
50.786.000 ounces of silver. With such facts
as these before them the Nebraska farmers
will not be fooled again by Mr. Bryan.
It is said that I'ostmaster General Gary
is strongly in favor of the establishment
of the postal savings bank system and will
urge it in hie annual report. He has been
In correspondence with the postal authori
ties of other countries and has accumulated
a large amount of matter relative to the
operation of postai savings banks elsewhere
which he will use as an argument in favor
of their establishment in the United States.
The conditions in this and other countries
are so radically different that ar argument
drawn from that source is apt to be mis
leading. Almost every country town in th
United States has oue or more banks of
deposit, besides which there ai*e a great
number of savings banks and building as
sociations which absorb the savings of the
people. It is doubtful if there is any need
of a postal savings bank in this country,
and it would certainly prove a costly ex
Three or four months ago the citizens of
the First and Second wards were stirred up
over the discovery that the $350,000 which
had been borrowed to construct the park
system had been expended before reaching
the desirable lands in the northern portions
of those two wards. In their indignation tne
people of those wards fell upon the Bark
Commission, but soon ascertained that un
der the Taggart regime the commission had
little to do in deciding on the lands which
were to be bought. They found that two
tracts having no connection with the park
system had been purchased to insure Demo
cratic votes in the Council to carry the
loan through that body, that $50,000 had been
set aside for the payment of labor and ma
terials to be used in the park, and that the
remainder of the money, about. $280,000, had
been set apart to purchase some parts of
the White river bottoms and land on Fall
creek. A committee went to the mayor.
It found him enthusiastic for the extension
of the system over the proposed territory
in the northeast. His smile was never more
engaging than on this occasion, and if h'e
did not convince every member of the com
mittee that he was more enthusiastic for
the northeast project than any of them it
was not his fault.
It would not have been a difficult thing
for the mayor to have had the $50,000 which
had been diverted from its true purpose
by the Council, with his knowledge and
probably his consent, placed where it could
have been used for the purchase of the
lands north of Wards 1 and 2. But he did
nothing of the kind. He hoped to have
this money to expend for labor before the
election in October on a portion of the pro
posed system before its limits had been
determined. Failing to bring this scheme
about, it occurred to Mr. Taggart and his
friends to hang up the park enterprise un
til the courts should decide upon the con
stitutionality of the creation of the Bark
There the matter stands. There will be
money to purchase the detached lots and
the bottoms in which certain Democrats
are interested, while the $50,000 is where the
mayor and his board can proceed to expend
it upon a much-talked-of boulevard.
If the people of the First and Second
wards propose to have any share in the
matter they should, before or at the elec
tion, bring Thomas Taggart to terms. Even
now he could have his Council rescind its
vote appropriating the $50,000 for labor and
have it set aside for the purchase of terri
tory in the northeast, as money has been
set aside for other purchases. If this is not
done before the election, the people of those
wards will find themselves being laughed
at after the election. The better way is to
make sure of the defeat of Thomas Tag
It does not take much to set the nicely
adjusted scales which preserve the balance
of power in Europe moving one way or an
other. A few days ago it was the ostenta
tious display of friendship between Russia
and France, then it was a speech of the
German Emperor, and now it is one by
King Humbert of Italy. It was to be ex
pected that the recent demonstration of
friendship between Russia and France
would be followed by anew exploitation
of the Drelbund or triple alliance between
Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.
This is not the first time that such a dem
onstration has caused the triple alliance
powers to show themselves in evidence.
Originally formed as a bulwark against the
domination of Russia in Europe, it has
never failed to assert itself when occasion
required. It was formed between Germany
and Austria-Hungary in 1879, and Italy
joined it in' 1882. This alliance expired in
1887, when anew one was secretly con
cluded. It stipulated that if either Austria
or Germany, without being the aggressor,
were attacked by Russia the combined mili
tary forces of the two empires would move
against that power; if France should at
tack either Germany or Italy she would
be opposed by both those powers acting
in common; and if France and Russia
should combine to assail one or more of
the powers in the triple alliance the entire
military and naval strength of all three
would be called into immediate action. The
existence of this alliance has been a con
tinual source of irritation to both Russia
and France since its terms first became
known, and the recent ostentatious demon
stration of friendship between them was
probably intended as a sort of feeler to
ascertain if it was still in full force. Fol
lowing immediately after this demonstra
tion comes the announcement that Emper
or William has congratulated King Hum
bert of Italy upon the stability of the
Drelbund and that the King had responded
in what was thought a rather equivocal
tone. The declarations were made in the
form of speeches at a banquet given by the
Emperor to the King, in Hamburg. The
dispatch says: In proposing the toast to
King Humbert Emperor William said:
“My army thanks your Majesty for the
honor of your leading a corps in the re
view. but not only my army, but the whole
German fatherland greets in your Majesty
an exalted prine'e a close friend of my
father and a true ally, whose presence again
shows us and the world how unshakable
and firm stands the Dreibund, which was
founded in the. interest of peace, and which,
the longer in lasts, will more firmly and
more, deeply strike its roots into the minds
of the people and bear fruit accordingly.
King Humbert in toasting the Emperor
replied in French. He said:
I am glad of the opportunity to give you
fresh testimony of the cordial friendship
and alliance between our governments and
states. Your Majesty has set your reign
a noble task by devoting your constant
efforts toward peace, the maintenance of
which, by agreements, will end in the unan
imous wish of our governments and also in
my most ardent desires. 1 think I shall al
ways remain faithful to my country's mis
sion by giving loyal support to the accom
plishment of this work—the greatest and
most beneficial of all for the welfare of na
tions and the progress of civilization.
The speeches are worth careful reading
as showing how Kings and Emperors fence
with words. That of the Emperor is a
strong bid for an equally strong declara
tion from King Humbert, while that of the
latter is somewhat guarded. It ce-rtainly
does not place the maintenance of the
triple alliance above all other things, and
seems to hint that there may be other ends
of even greater importance to Italy. It is
likely, however, that the Dreibund will con
tinue, for it is a natural alliance and has
done good work in preserving peace in
The following is from an article by Mat
thew Marshall, a well-known financial
writer, in the New' York Sun:
We have one of the largest cereal eroj>s
we ever had. and it is selling for higher
prices than it has commanded in years, and
yet the money needed to bring it to market
has been provided without inflicting upon
the commercial world the slightest incon*-
venlence. Such being the case with this
harvest, it is but reasonable to presume
that it will be the case in the harvests yet
to come, and, therefore, that the evil which
it is sought to remove by relaxing the re
strictions upon the issue of bank circulation
is imaginary. In fact, the agitation in be
half of the banks does not proceed from the
people, but from bank stockholders and of
ficers, who naturally desire to add to the
profits of thtir business, and they are
backed by a class of would-be borrowers,
whose credit is bad, but w : ho hope that
w hen the banks are allowed to issue money
that costs them nothing they will be more
disposed to lend it without exacting secur
ity than they are at present. This is the
whole extent of the demand for what is
called currency reform, and like that for
the free and unlimited coinage of silver it
should be sternly refused.
Mr. Marshall is generally an interesting
end instructive writer, but he seems to
have very erroneous ideas in regard to the
scope and purpose of the currency reform
movement. That movement first took prac
tical shape in the sound-money conference
held in this city in January last and is far
from being a movement in favor of wild
cat banks or needy borrowers. The confer
ence referred to w'as the largest assemblage
of representative business men ever con
vened in the United Slates, and its pro
ceedings evinced the utmost desire to con
serve the best business interests of the
country. There were comparatively few
bankers in the convention and still fewer
borrowers, present or prospective. The
currency reform movement which they in
itiated and which has received the hearty
approval of President McKinley and Sec
retary Gage, does not contemplate the issue
by banks “of money that costs them noth
ing” any more than it does the issue of
fiat money by the government or the free
and unlimited coinage of silver. On the
contrary, it aims at. placing the currency
system of the country on a basis that will
either make these evils impossible or re
move the temptation to practice them. In
the passage above quoted Mr. Marshall has
done great injustice to one of the most
commendable movements of the day.
Col. W. R. Holloway leaves to-day for
Washington to qualify for his office as con
sul general to St. Petersburg, and will sail
for St. Petersburg next week. Colonel Hol
loway’s long residence here has made him
widely known in the city and State, and all
who know him are his friends. He will be
missed on his departure. It is difficult to
picture this ardent American in a foreign
environment, but being the warm-hearted,
genial gentleman that he is he can be de
pended on to offer American visitors to St.
Petersburg during his term every official
and personal attention possible. That he
will do his duty by his government goes
without saying. The best of wishes go
with him.
Uncle Sam's annual shooting match,
which, by the way, has not been held for
three years past, will begin at Fort Sher
idan, near Chicago, on Sept. 13 and con
tinue two weeks. All the troops in garri
son in the Department of the Missouri and
the cavalry stationed in the Department
of the East will participate, the object be
ing to test the merits of the new rifle and
the marksmanship of the men.
Now that Prince Luigi has ascended the
highest mountain on this side of the water,
But he hasn’t. Mount St. Elias, as meas
ured by him. is 18,120 feet high, while Mount
Logan, on the Canada side of the Alaska
line, is 19,534 feet high. In South America
Cotopaxi and three or four other mountains
are hove 19,000 feet, while Chimborazo ex
ceeds 20.500.
An Eastern expert claims to have dis
covered that the average size of the human
head is increasing from generation to gen
eration. Whether or not this is true of all
heads, it doubtless is of some, as witness
the complacency with which some persons
in recent times have nomina.ted themselves
for office.
“What! You call old Gotrox tenderheart
ed? He is as tough as they make them.”
“I still insist that he is tender. Anyway,
whenever he is touched he gets sore.”
The Counted Philosopher.
“When you find out,” says the Cornfed
Philosopher, “that a man is really about
ten years older than he looks, you cannot
help having the feeling that he is deceit
Those Flat Caps.
“Johnny, Johnny! What do you mean by
hitting your little brother on the head with
the hammer?”
“I couldn’t help it, maw. That cap you’ve
got on him made him look so much like a
Too Numerous to Mention.
“You newspaper fellows are great toad
ies,” said the cynical visitor. "You fall
over one another trying to get stories about
succeissful Klondikers, but why don’t you
write up the fellows who have failed?”
"We haven’t the space.”
Those Democrats who voted for McKinley
last fall are pretty well satisfied that tbev
acted wisely.—Plymouth News.
Why is it that under free trade everybody
is scrambling to sell, while under a protec
tive tariff everybody is scrambling to buy?
—Greensburg Review.
It begins to look as if the Popocrats were
determined to reaffirm the ChicaJb plat
form of 1896 and run Bryan on it in 1900.
We hope they will.—Muncie News.
If it does our Democratic friends any
good to ascribe the better times to “Re
publican luck.” let them do so. The Re
publicans are in control and the better
times are here.—Goshen Times.
The farmers are too busy to listen to free
silver speeches now. That species of pas
time may do for free-trade times like those
of the past three years, but not under pro
‘ection.—lxsgansport Journal.
Now that wheat and silver have parted
company, the Populists refer to the law of
supply and demand, which law some of
that tribe said they wot 2 repeal as soon as
they got into power.—Mt. Vernon Repub
Money scarce, is it? Now we’li give a
large premium for a sight of the farmer
who at any time within the last five months
has taken his wheat or anything else to
market and failed to sell for lack of money
to pay for it.—New Albany Tribune.
The free-trade shouters who are now
pointing with pride to the fact that the
customs receipts under the Dingley law
are very light are saying nothing about
the fact that this is caused by the enor
mous importations of tne months preceding
its enactment.—Newton County Enterprise.
Last fall the Democratic statesmen were
promising the farmers dollar wheat in case
Mr. Bryan was elected to the presidency.
Now the same people are feeling sorry for
the poor laboring man because he has to
pay a higher price for flour. We are led
to infer that of Mr. Bryan had been elected
that wheat would have gone up and flour
would have gone down.— Cannelton En
For a couple of months the Indianapolis
Sentinel, in mentioning the Governor of
the State, designated him as “the goober.”
It is a very vulgar and low-bred way of
designating the chief executive, and it is
to their credit that no other Democratic
paper in the State has taken up the oppro
brious name.— Anderson Bulletin. The Sen
tinel is the most contemptibly partisan
sheet in the State.—Laporte Herald.
Strikes come most frequently under Re
publican administration, when there is
something to strike for. Under Demo
cratic rule, with half the labor of the coun
try idle and nothing better in sight, there
is no use for strikes. Republican laws make
the conditions to justify higher and better
wages, and the laborers of the country get
the benefits thereof by forcing up the
wages to the proper scale.—Nobles v file
There are enough miners in the United
States if steadily employed to produce coal
for the world. There are enough miners,
if working one day in six,* to mine sufficient
coal for the United States and then some
to spare. And this condition can never be
altered or bettered by a strike, no matter
if every mine worker in America would
enter enthusiastically into the effort. There
are too many mines and too many miners.
Several thousand miners should seek other
and more remunerative fields. They cannot
hope to earn a fair living pursuing a busi
ness that is as precarious as the coal busi
ness has become. Strikes will not benefit,
cannot benefit them-—Washington Gazette.
The Star Pointer-Joe Patehen Race—
Chicago Men's Opinion of the
Great Stallion.
The prospect of the two-minute mark be
ing lowered in a harness race this season
is being commented on* very widely in
horse circles all over the country, and
much attention has been turned to the In
dianapolis track, where the two great
pacers will make a supreme.effort to shat
ter the mark a week from next Friday.
Star Pointer clipped a fraction off the mark
at Readville a short time ago, but it was
under most favorable conditions and not in
a race. If he is able to again accomplish
the feat in the race in this city with Joe
Patehen it will be the greatest event in
the harness race world. Star Pointer is a
magnificent animal. He is called the San
dow of horses by his owner, James A.
Murphy. His noble chest is almost unex
celled in the horse world.
Recently a number of Chicago men, well
known admirers of horse flesh, were inter
viewed on the Star Pointer performance.
W. H. Knight, of the Union Pacific Rail
road, is an ardent horseman. Star Pointer's
feat surprised him, he says, not because he
did not think the two*minute mark would
never be reached, but because some years
ago at Cleveland he saw the now undoubted
cnampion harness horse and did not like
"Ed Geers,” said he, “was at that time
sure the son of Brown Hal was the great
pacer of the future, and tried to get the
Hamlins to buy him. He then had a mark
somewhere about 2:08. Now that tie lias
accomplished what he has, I am bound to
fall in line and become an admirer, and it
seems to me that there is a chance for
even a faster mark to be hung up by him.
"O yes, I am still a firm believer that a
trotter will beat the two-minute mark.
Some think Maud S. was the highest type
of trotter, and, as she couldn't oeat
to high wheels (which mark places her a
dead tie with Alix with bike sulky), that
no other horse will trot much faster. 'Yell,
to my notion, Maud S. was not the highest
type of trotter. It is true she had size and
action and thoroughbred blood, but remem
ber she wore six-ounce toe weights. Now,
I claim that the two-minute trotter is go
ing to be as clean as a whistle of toe
weights, heavy shoes and boots. The horse
most free from all these things was Jay
Eye See, who held for one day only tue
trotting record (2:10), and was dethroned by
Maud S. He wore the lightest of shoes.
Then Mr. Knight branched off upon the
merits of the Dictator family, which pro
duced Director, Jay Eye See and Phallas,
and once more coming to the point contin
ued: “Col. John W. Conley is the best
judge of trotting horse matters in America.
When he said that Star Pointer is the su
perior on class of all horses 1 must believe
him. Once I heard him and the late
‘Counselor’ W. H. Crawford discussing
Dexter, and both agreed that if at any time
since his day due cOaid get a horse like him
he would be the most valuable trotter in
the world, and that Dexter was the host
individual ever known. Mind you. Colonel
Conley owned an interest in the phenom
enal Axtell. Now, Dexter's dam, Clara,
was by Seely’s American Star and this
horse was close to a thoroughbred, s o I
say again the two-minute mark must be
shot at by the infusion of more thorough
bred blood into the trotter, a horse nat
urally phlegmatic, and so needing tne
nervous organization of the high-class race
horse to correct bis '.sluggishness and make
him game to the core, lvlaybe if ©tar
Pointer’s pedigree is looked into thoroughly
he will be found to have large quantities ot
thoroughbred blood.” .
F S Gorton seemed to take it as a mat
ter'of course that Star Pointer would do
the trick. "1 suggested to Mr Murphy,
said he, “that he try pacing his horse a
trial heat with a pacing horse turned loose
at him at every quarter. We could have
furnished four horses, each to pace a Quar
ter in thirty seconds, and make a iela>
race on our part. Just in the line of novel
ty, you know, as the runner behind a trot
ter or pacer has got old. But when Mur
phy came back to Chicago again his horse
had been beaten at Columbus, so I held my
tongue. George West, my driver, was glad
that Star Pointer had made good all his
(West’s) talk to the boys out on the lowa
circuit, for he said he had been blow ing all
Vf ,„ r that Star Pointer would beat tne
record, and possibly pace a mile better than
t 'conceTnffig Star Pointer, the general ex
pression of Norsemen is that.the
ute champion is for money making
race o horses ny Chartes' <1 Kamrill, who, in
mark would be Und that the bike
Sped FUchball wonderfully. a he>wa.a
little fellow and ceuWkt pull a load we t
only weighing 770 pounds, said tne Dig
Texan. .
Indianapolis Day aTllie State Fair
to Be Popular.
Indianapolis day at the state fair prom
ises a greater attendance than even the
most sanguine dared hope for two weeks
ago, wh'en negotiations were completed for
the great Star Pointer-Joe Patehen race
and the $3,000 was offered for their effort
to beat two minutes.
The city will witness the closing of most
of the business houses on this day. The
special committee having this work in
charge has received answers from over2.>o
business firms stating that they will close
for the half day Friday, Sept. 17. The
unanimity of feeling is unusual, and many
of the people state that their places of
business will be closed for the whole day,
thus giving more than the committees re
quest. The following is an additional list
to the one already published of those who
will clos'e:
Advance Thresher Company, Indiana
Bermudez Asphalt Company. Horace Mc-
Kay, A. Metzger Agency. Peter F. Bryce,
Smith, Day & Cos., tne Keyless Lock Com
pany. Railway Officials’ and Employes’
Accident Association. Robert Zeen’er &
Cos., J. R. Budd & Cos., Evans linseed oil
works, Henry Russe, Huntington & Page,
C. W. Oakes, Gregory & Appel, Michigan
Lumber Company. John S. Spann & Cos.,
the Bradstreet Company, Climax Baking
Powder Company, Thomas Madden, Son &
Company, W. B. Holton Manufacturing
Company, J. S. Cruse, Union Fruit Com
pany, Townsend Bros., Indianapolis Paint
and Color Company, Richardson &
McCrea, Welch &. Ward. W. A.
Rhodes & Cos., G. F. Wittmer
Lumber Company, H. C. Adams,
Greer-Wilkinson Company, Parry Manufac
turing Company, Eli Lilly & Cos., C. F.
Sayles. Interstate Life Insurance Company,
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New
Y'ork, the John Hilt Lake lee Company,
Capitol Paper Company. J. C. McCain,
Humes & Lewis, the Miller Oil Company,
Schrader’s china stem, Hoosier Manufac
turing Company, Indianapolis. Harness
Company, United States Encaustic tile
works, Coe & Roaehe. F. P.
Smith & Cos., Schnull A Cos.. Colum
bus Butter Company, A. J. Mayer & Cos.,
James C. Dickson, Nutz & Grosskopf, In
dianapolis Lounge Company. Carlon & Hol
lenbeck, Island Coal Company, Standard
Rope and Twine Company, George C. Beck,
Indiana Millers’ Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, Foster Lumber Company. Henry
Coburn Lumber Company, Crescent Oil
Company, William Eaglefie Id Company, the
Gordon-Kurtz Company, tile McElwaine-
Riehards Company, McCoy-Howe Company,
Indianapolis Manufacturers’ Carpet Union,
Williams & Hunt, Joseph Allerdice A Cos.,
Clark A- Roberts. George YV. Pangborn. T.
J. Christian, Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company, Huber Manufacturing Company,
the C. F. Hunt Company, Ew’uld Over. H.
C Smithers, F. T. McWmrter, C. S. War
burton, Polk’s Best Jersey Milk Company,
American Brewing Company, A. M. Fitch
& Cos., the Grocers' Manufacturing Com
pany, George Pfau A- Son. H. C. Long,
Rohm A Von Deinse, Globe Life and Ac
cident Insurance Company, Noblesville Mill
ing Company, Indianapolis Mercantile and
Trust Company. Batty & Cos.. Severin. Os
termeyer A- Cos., National Electric Com
pany, Empey & Loftin. Schofield, Shurmer
A- Teaglo. Newark Machine Company. J. A.
Isgrigg. J- G. Voss, James R. Ross & Cos.,
J. L. Keaoh. O. B. Ensey. Standard Dry
Kiln Company, Hanover Fire In-
surance Company, Deering Harvester
Company, William H. Armstrong &
Cos., Milwaukee Harvester Company, Shinn,
Fletcher & Cos., Wilcox & Judd,
Daniel Stewart Company, Capitol Lumber
Company, H. C. Newcomb, E. C. Andrews,
Sullivan & Mahan. Freaney Bros., Dalton
& Merrifield. Heaton, Sims & Cos., Joseph
F. Haslinger, the Home Brewing Coni'
pany, Francko & Schindler, Indianapolis
Water Cdmpany, West Side Planing Mill
Company, the W. G. Wasson Company,
Castor Bros., Terre Haute Brewing Com
pany. Paragon Safety Oil Company. F. E.
Engle & Son, Henry H. Fay, A. Minter,
Shellhouse & Cos.. Glens Falls Insurance
Company, H. M. Hadley, Indiana Rubber
Company, Brown Extract Company, John
Guedelhoefer. Snow-Church Company, Siilz
& Miller, National Cash Register Company,
Holliday & Wyon, Parke, Davis & Cos..
Dean Bros, pump works, John W. Neu
mann & Cos., Vail Seed Company, Indian
apolis Light and Power Company, Robert
Martindale & Cos., M. Arbuekle & Son,
Equitable Life Insurance Company of lowa,
Holt Ice and Cold Storage Company. W. E.
Frick & Cos., J*. W. Buchanan, Central
Cycle Manufacturing Company, H. H.
Symmes & Cos., J. S. Farrell & Cos., H.
Plummer. Christian Off & Cos.. Moffat &
Cos., P. M. Pursel!, Taylor & Smith. Clemens
Vonnegut, Indiana Oil Tank line. James
E. Shover. John M. & Newton Todd. D. F.
Fleener, George Merritt & Cos.. B. M. Rals
ton, Brooks Oil Company, Indianapolis Ex
celsior Manufacturing Company, C. Zim
merman ,5c Sons. Klee, Coleman & Cos.. John
C. Dunn, Indianapolis desk, tile and paper
box factory. Eberhardt Tent and Awning
Company, Clark, Wysong & Voris, George
Hitz & Cos.. Indianapolis Tent and Awning
Company. Haugh-Noelke iron works, Dag
gett & Cos., Joseph Ratti, the Herancourt
Brewing Company, Indianapolis bolt and
machine works, G. H. Shover. J. A. Ever
itt, Ballweg & Cos., Smith & Skinner. M. L.
Arrangements have been made to have
Meridian street sprinkled from the city lim
its to Thirteenth street and the last-named
street to the grounds. The Citizens’ Street
railroad Company will sprinkle the streets
over which its lines of cars run to the fair
grounds, thus making the ride to the
grounds a comfortable one. The new sta
tion of the street-car company within the
inclosure at the grounds is about com
pleted. People will be carried to within 150
feet of the grand stand and within easy
walking distance of all the department
Governor Mount Investigates the llnt
ter—Mayor Fineli Compels the Cor
respondent to Retract.
Some sensational reports from Elwood.
published in the Cincinnati Enquirer, to
the effect that there was an effort to drive
out of Elwood a colony of colored laborers,
has caused some official correspondence
This correspondence has resulted in show
ing the utter groundlessness of the reports.
A few days ago the Governor received a
letter from the secretary of the National
Anti-mob and Lynch-law Association, with
headquarters at Springfield, O. The letter
"The above association has been formed
for the purpose of discouraging mobs aaid
lynching within, the United States, and to
agitate in favor of suen laws as win sup
press such practices in tnis country, we
see by the morning papers that an effort
is being made in Indiana, to drive out ne
groes irom the city of Elwood, and that
trouble is expected. We hope you will dis
courage any such movement. We believe
that tne negro has as much right to live in
Indiana as any other class of people; there
fore, they should be protected lrom the
lawless persons who threaten to drive them
"Our association has appealed to a great
many of the Governor to discourage and
suppress the lawless elements within their
jurisdiction, and all of them say they will
do their best to stop it. If you read tne ut
terances of one Eugene V. Debs you can
readily see where wo are drifting this
Acting upon this letter, Governor Mount
wrote the following letter to the mayor of
"Reports have been brought to my atten
tion, through the public prints and by let
ter, to the effect that there is a disposition
on the part of certain citizens of Elwood
to prohibit negroes from taking residence
there. I sincerely trust that you will put
me in possession of information that will
tend to refute these reports, or, at least,
show that they have been grossly exag
gerated; otherwise I desire to be furnished
with full particulars
"In any event, the impression must not
be permitted to prevail that therfe exists
anywhere In Indiana a spirit of unjust dis
crimination that amounts to intolerance,
and those in authority should immediately
take such steps as may be deemed most ex
pedient to counteract the baleful influence
of current comment concerning the situa
tion in your city. In order that we may
proceed with a perfectly clear understand
ing, I respectfully urge you to investigate
the matter and advise me at your earliest
convenience of the result of your investi
gation. As long as these sensa-tional re
ports are allowed to go uncontradicted
your community will suffer, and it is to the
interest of every w'ell-meanlng citizen of
Elwood to co-operate, to the end that your
city may be relieved of the stigma of har
boring any ill-feeling against a class of
people who are entitled to all the rights
and privileges of American sovereigns.
"I desire it to be distinctly understood
that, while I occupy the office of Governor,
it shall be my constant purpose to protect,
as far as possible, the inalienable rights of
every citizen, ’regardless of race, color and
previous condition of servitqde.’ and in the
performance of that duty I shall invoke the
co-operation of all law-abiding citizens and
support the effort with all the power at my
command. If you will kindly make report
of the situation as It actually exists and
advise me at your earliest opportunity I
shall be greatly obliged to you.”
In reply to the letter of the Governor, in
a communication dated Monday last, W. A.
Finch, mayor of Elwood. says: “I have
made a careful investigation of the mat
ter, and find that the whole story origin
ated in the brain of a correspondent of the
metropolitan dailies, who, for the sake of a
paltry sum, sent out a report detrimental
to the good name of this city. 1 very much
regret this. I have received a large num
ber of letters in regard to it from the
South. Our people in, general knew' noth
ing about this until they read the article,
but no one gave any credence to it, as it is
not the first time these correspondents have
sent out sensational articles with no truth
at the back of them. We have, I believe,
fourteen colored people living here. I have
seen or heard from ten of them, and they
have received no intimidating threats from
any source. I wish to assure you that our
people are law-abiding, industrious and
happy, looking forward to a season of
prosperity and ready to welcome to their
midst all good citizens of whatever nation
ality or creed.”
In a postscript the mayor says; "I have
just read in to-day's Enquirer an article
stating that I had placed extra officers in
colored districts in anticipation of trouble.
The whole article is false. No extra offi
cers are used and none were needed. We
have no negro districts The colored people
here are employed in families in different
parts of the city ”
In a subsequent letter to the Governor
Mayor Finch says' "Since mailing a letter
to you on this date in regard to the reports
of the metropolitan dailies that the colored
people were being driven out of this city,
the. correspondent has been to see me and
begs that I do not take the matter up with
his paper, but let him make the retraction.
I have agreed to this, with the understand
ing that he submit the article to me before
sending it to the paper. The correction
must be full and eoniplete.”
General Longstreet ami Mis# Ellen
Dortch to Wed This Afternoon.
ATLANTA. Ga., Sept. 7.—AH arrange
ments have been completed for the mar
riage of Gen. James Longstreet, the fa
mous Confederate commander, and Miss
Ellen Dortch, assistant state librarian,
w hich is to occur here to-morrow. The
ceremony will be performed at 3:30 o’clock
at the Governor’s mansion, by the Rev.
Father Schadewell, of the CathYdic Church,
a special dispensation having been secured
frem the Ibshop of the diocese to permit
its solemnization in private. The State
house officials and a few other distinguished
guests will be present. Immediately after
the marriage General and Mrs. Longstreet
will leave for Porter Springs, a north Geor
gia resort, where they will spend the honey
Grip Filled with Valuable*.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Sept. 7.—Customs
inspectors at Laredo have found an un
claimed grip on a train aggregating 1200.000
worth of diamonds, jewelry and other val
Charles Hengst Snys that While Pass
ing the Sausage Maker's Factory
Somebody Cried u if in Pain.
Testimony of Nicholas Faber, the
Prisoner's Es-Flremnn—Love Let
ters Written to Mrs. Feldt.
CHICAGO, Sept. 7. Two strong points
were scored by the prosecution in the Luet
gert trial to-day, and unless the defense Is
able to impeach the testimony of the wit
nesses their evidence is likely to have con
siderable weight with the jury. The two
witnesses were Nicholas Faber, who testi
fied that on the night of M#iy 1 he saw
Luetgert and his wife enter the sausage
factory, and Charles Hengst, who swore
that on the night of May 1 he passed the
factory and heard a cry from within as
though someone was in pain. At the hear
ing before the police justice by whom Luet
gert was held to await the action of the
grand jury Hengst said thut he could not
tell whether the cry was that of a human
being or of an animal. To-day he said,
however, that he was confident that tht
cry came from a human being. The defense
relies greatly on the statement he made
before the trial to impeach his testimony.
Faber grew confused somewhat on cross
examination and could not tell whether the
moon shone or whether it was a cloudy
night when he saw Luetgert and his wite
enter the factory on the night of May 1.
but he stuck stoutly to his story that he
had seen the two people enter the factory
shortly afer 10 o’clock on the night of May 1.
The reading*of the love letters which hdu
been written by Luetgert to Mrs. Feidt was
great fun for the crowd in the courtroom,
and it was very embarrassing for the de
fendant, as in several of them he hue
spoken in a slighting manner of the lawyers
who are now conducting his defense, say
ing that they were "greedy” and "not able
to handle a trial of such importance.” He
laid particular stress on the incompetence
of Judge Vincent, who is now the leading
counsel for the defense. When these por
tions of the letters were read the lawyers
laughed and nobody enjoyed them more
than Judge Vincent, but it was not pleas
ant for Luetgert, who twisted around in his
chair, mopped his face with his handker
chief and seemed to be uncomfortable gen
erally. The defense made a strong tight
against the introduction of the letters, and
when the court decided that they were
proper evidence the defense asked that they
be read in German, as they might lose some
of their original meaning by being read in
English. This the court also overruled, ana
the letters went before the jury as tile
translator made them out, he, however,
swearing that the translation was enth ly
When Luetgert entered Judge Tuthill s
courtroom this morning he smiled and nod
ded at the jury, but failed to extend the
sweep of his smile to the crowd. The first
business taken up was the reading of trans
lations of the letters written by the de
fendant to Mrs. Christine Feldt. The read
ing of the fond missives sefit by Luetgert
to the widow occupied much time, several
being very lengthy. While Assistant State’s
Attorney McEwan read the epistles the jury
listened carefully. The reader was careful
to place due emphasis on each endearing
word or phrase and to fully emphasize all
reference to the fact that the big sausage
manufacturer was anxious for the time to
come when he would be free to wed the
object of his affections. When those por
tions of the letters containing reference to
Luetgert’s trouble in engaging an attorney
were read aloud It evidently embarrassed
the prisoner. Luetgert’s leading attorney,
ex-Judge Vincent, smiled and the prisoner
visibly winced when the sentence was heard
In which Attorney Vincent was termed
"greedy.” The letter continued to state
that Luetgert intended to release Attorney
Vincent, as he did not consider him able
to handle so important a case.
In another letter Luetgert wrote that on
the first day of the trial there was to be
a great surprise for the police and state.
An attorney of world-wide fame was to be
engaged, and when "the dogs of the police”
saw who it was they would quail with fear.
This, as yet unknown lawyer, Luetgert con
tinued, was to supersede Attorney Vincent,
and then the care would be properly con
ducted. Attorney Vincent shook with si
lent laughter several times during the
above and similar references. He seemed
to regard the matter as a huge joke. Luet
gert, whose chances for life were so con
siderably reduced by the introduction of the
letters as evidence, rocked to and fro in his
chair, and occasionally forced a sickly
smile during the endearing passages of the
letters. He evidently did not enjoy the
public exposition of his amatory corre
After the letters were all read the re
cipient, Mrs. Christine Feldt, a middle-aged
woman, was called to the witness chair
for the purpose of finishing her testimony
for the state. As she came forward her
former lover, to whose case she had done
so much damage, refused to glance in her
direction. He twisted uneasily in his chair,
and then leaned over to Attorney Vincent,
and a consultation was held. Meanwhile.
Assistant State’s Attorney McEwan pro
ceeded with the direct examination, which
dealt largely with the financial relations
between Luetgert and Mrs. Feldt. The lat
ter admitted having received funds from
Luetgert prior to and said she
had withdrawn the money at his demand
from a safety deposit vault for his use.
The sums she had withdrawn at different
times footed up $4,000, the entire amount
which she had received. She asserted her
ignorance of how this money "was used by
the prisoner, but admitted that portions
of it had been retained by her on order for
the care of his children. She also testified
as to the substance of the letters, and as
serted that she had refused to lend Luet
gert her money on the requests which she
had received from him in the letters. She
testified to having received in all eight let
ters from the big sausage manufacturer.
The state regards Mrs. Feldt as one of its
me st important witnesses, as through her
testimony it expects to establish the fact
of Luetgert's motive in the alleged murder
of his wife.
Nicholas Faber, an ex-employe of Luet
gert, was next put on the stand. He testi
fied to having seen Leutgert and his wife
enter the factory on the evening of May 1.
Under cross examination Faber was forced
to admit that he did not know anything
that happened on any other particular date
near May. He was also unable to lell
whether it was a moonlight night or cloudy.
He simply stuck to the fact that he haa
seen the woman and heard the two talk.
The defense expects to controvert many
minor points of Faber’s testimony.
An Incident occurred during Faber's tes
timony that showed that Luetgert was pos
sessed of a high temper when aroused.
Bailiff Reid, the colored officer In whose
custody the prisoner is placed, attempted
to restrain his charge from crossing to the
witness stand with his attorneys for the
purpose of watching Faber designate on
the map the location where he asserted he
saw Mrs. Luetgert enter the factory. Luet
gert would not brook the restraint and
turned on the bailiff with his face flushed
with anger and denounced the attempt to
deprive him of what he considered his rights
in the trial. Attorney Vincent appealed to
the court and Judge Tuthill permitted the
big defendant to examine the maps in com
pany with the attorneys. After Faber left
the stand the court took a recess.
Charles Hengst, who was the first wit
ness at the afternoon seraion, is an honest
appearing German and one of the few wit
nesses who rendered his testimony In En
glish. He told about having hoard the cry
of a person, but was considerably confused
when cross examined by Attorney Phalen
as to his testimony at the preliminary hear
ing. It was shown from the record of tho
hearing before the Justice that Hengst had
admitted his ignorance as to whether the
cry was that of a human being or an ani
mal. To-day he said he was quite positive
it was tho crly of a human being.
Fritz Figel, who worked for Luetgert May
4, told how he had emptied a barrel of
ashes in the alley, and Officer James Smith
testified as to having found particles of
hone and two corset steels in the pile of
debris where the ashes were emptied.
Frederick Augustus Schuetz testified as
to the former quarrels between Luetgert
and his wife, in which Luetgert had threat
ened to take her life. The witness is seven
ty-one years old and feeble. He is so deaf
that Interpreter Liebig was compelled to
stand close to his side in order to repeat tho
questions of the attorneys. The defense
felt that they had undermined testimony
to a large extent when they gained an an
mtssion from the witness that he was on
hundred feet away from Luetgert at tha
time of the quarrel. How so deaf a man
could hear low tones one hundred feet con
siderably mystified the defense, and they
felt exultant over securing the evidence.
President Is Spending the Lnst Week
of His Vacation in Somerset, I*a.
SOMERSET, Pa., Sept. 7.—President anti
Mrs. McKinley and party arrived here from
Canton in a special car at S o'clock this
morning, and will pass the week at tho
summer residence of the President a
brother, .Abner McKinley. A reception
committee of twenty prominent citizens in
carriages met the distinguished visitors at
the station and escorted them over tha
principal streets of the town to the Mc-
Kinley home. Abner McKinley thinks h
can prevail op tho President and Mrs. Mc-
Kinley to remain over Sunday, and it ia
probabie a public demonstration will be ar
ranged for by the citizens of the town, but
nothing in this direction will be done until
the President has been consulted.
A great number of people called on Pres
ident McKinley during the day. including
George VV. Pullman, the Chicago million
aire, and Senator Thurston, of Nebraska.
It is thought that Attorney General Mc-
Kenna will be here to-morrow, and many
otheT distinguished visitors arc expected
during the week. Among them is Governor
Lowndes, of Maryland. This afternoon th
President and Mrs. McKinley took a short
drive to tho country In a carriage drawn
by a team of pontes owned by their niece.
Miss Mabel McKinley.
( barge of Sales of Position* on tlnl
Eligible List Contirined—A IHs
eharged Employe's Revenge.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7.-The report of
the Civil-service Commission on the Ander
son, Ind., postofflee was submitted to First
Assistant PostYnaster General Heath to
day and the charges against the office
were forwarded to Postmaster Small. Tha
finding of the inspector confirms tha
charges of the sale of positions on tha
eligible list of the Anderson office to appli
cants lower down. Postmaster Small is
not accused of a guilty participation in this
violation of civil-service rules, but he wdll
be expected to purge his office. It turns
out that the instigator of the Anderson
postofflee row was a discharged employe.
He may not be able to seriously injure Mr.
Small, but ha£ managed to raise quite a
disturbance. * * *
Postmaster General Gary and Fifst As
sistant Heath are doing a great deal in a
quiet way to check the tendency which haa
been growing up to hedge in the general
delivery windows at postofflees throughout
the country. In a great many offices de
livery elefks had built up harriers, which
made it almost as difficult for strangers to
obtain their mail as it would he to get
drafts or checks cashed at a bank. Rigid
rules of identification were enforced, great
ly to the inconvenience and embarrassment
of those to whom letters and package*
were sent. Postofflee clerks will be edu
cated to understand that the object for
which the poßtal service was created was
to carry mall and deliver it to the parties
to whom It is addressed, and not to devisa
ways and means to prevent its delivery.
The order which was Issued some days ago
for the benefit of transients will be sup
plemented by other orders along the same
line, and by quiet instructions equally ef
fective. * * *
Frank Morrison, of Indiana, was to-day
appointed to a position as binder in the
Government Printing Office at a salary of
$1,200. * * *
The contract for carrying the mails be
tween Sharon and Rensselaer was to-day
awarded to Gardner Combes, of Washing
ton. * * *
Delegate Rumford, of Indianapolis, haa
been appointed a member of the credential#
committee of the National Convention of
Postal Clerks at Baltimore.
* * *
The controller of the currency has In
structed Bank Inspector Packard to ascer
tain if the affairs of the Greensburg Bank
cannot he settled without a receiver, tha
plan suggested being for another bank to
take the assets and pay off the indebted
ness. * * *
The Postofflee Department is informed
that Postmaster Stull, at Mount Pleasant,
la., and Postmaster Hamilton, at Warren.
Ind.,. who declined to surrender their of
fices when removed, on the ground that the
recent civil-service order covered the cases,
have both surrendered their offices to tha
(uiuing Male of the Union Pacific.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.-Senator J. B.
Foraker, of Ohio, arrived in Washington
to-day. He is chairman of a subcommittee
of the Senate committee on Pacific rail
roads, which is charged with the investiga
tion of several matters connected with the
Pacific roads, among them being the condi
tion of the sinking fund held in the treas
ury on account of the Union Pacific road
and the alleged fraudulent patenting of
lands to this company. This is under a,
resolution introduced by Senator Pettigrew,
which was passed by the Senate at the last
session. The other members of the sub
committee are Senator Harris of Kansa#
and Senator Stewart of Nevada. Senator
Stewart Is in Washington and called on
Senator Foraker this evening. Senator
Harris is expected to arrive to-morrow.
The meeting may be wholly informal. Tha
subcommittee will confer with the attorney
general regarding the sale of the Union
Pacific, which has already been ordered by
the Circuit Court of the Eighth circuit.
Senator Foraker says that the sale will in
clude the government’s interest, which also
means the sinking fund, and if the sub
committee mukes any investigation of tha
sinking fund it must be done before the
sale takes place.
Promotions In the Navy.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.-The following
appointments have been announced from
the White House: Commander Royal B.
Bradford, to be chief of the Bureau of
Equipment, In the Department of the Navy,
with the relative rank of commodore: Na
val Constructor Philip Htehborn. to bo
chief constructor and chief of the Bureau,
of Construction and Repair, In the Depart
ment of the Navy, with the relative rank
of commodore; Albert Martensen, to ha
vice and deputy consul at Bordeaux,
General Notes.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7.—To-day’s state
ment of the condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, $215,46i'.!54;
gold reserve, $144,446.5*67.
The controller of the currency has author-
Ized the Mendotu National Bank, of Mendo
ta, 111., to begin business with it capital ot
$50,000. >
Commissioner of Pensions Evans has de
cided to piwitpone his trip to Chattanooga,
as he is rapidly recovering from his recent
The State Department has been notified
by Minister Bewail, at Honolulu, that Pres
ident Dole has issued a call for a session
of the Hawaiian Senate on Sept. 8. The
object of the session is not stated, but it ia
supposed to bear on the proposed annexa
tion treaty with the United States.

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