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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1899.
1 4 s i J r v J, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O o o o o o o o o o A Look H o Is so convincing it's an argument you cannot get around q a-proof of our superiority that' we can please you as no q other house can. EARLY SPRING LINES are ready for you. o o Top Coats, Hats, O Boys' Clothes are comirf in o See Our Window o o o o o o o o o o $1.00 and $1.25 Stars at 75c. ., When 30 to40 North Pennsylvania Street. oocoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Of all kinds and cxcestorles for th sick room. Trusses made and pioperijr adjusted, btore open very Saturday night. WM. II. AIIMSTHO.NG .t CO.. (New No. 127 (I fi, Illinois St.. Indianapolis. In&. OFFERS AS APOLOGY CHINA M ILL TAKli nACIv WHAT WAS SAID CONCERN INU ITALY. May Declare Sun-Man a Free Fort, However, So an to Endr the De xuniiil for It Cniiccaftlon. CHINESE OFFICIAL REMOVED TAOTAI OP Ml M.1I l )MISM: ON iii:iMi or ( osii.s. rJlieTuiiK I.I Vnmn Wuriietl l Brit ain Not In Ileiul i.i tt llillttai Comelnn 4 aMMltil'M Iiy. PEKING. March .-Sir Claude M. Mai "Donald, th British minister, has informed l he officials of the Chinese Foreign Office that any attempt to repudiate the railroad ontract will h regarded as a breach of faith meriting retributive measure.' -At the same tim the minister recalled Iord Salis bury's assurances of support for China if anothtr power attempted to force her to if pud late the contract. The Italian minister here regards as an In tuit the manner in which the Tsung Li "Vamen, rr hineo Foreign Office, lias treat ed Italy's (It mands for a coaling station iit San-.Mun l..y. :,nd a rupture of dirfum ttic relations between It;tly and China i- proba ble. It is believed Russia has reiterated her protest a.rilr:?! tie British railroad loan in order to make th contnu i ground for com plaint against tiie Chinese and thus s-?ek compensation, territorial or oihervi.se. i ATT1TI DK OF Ul SMA. Chinese Question DitcuKfted h Fount iiNMlnl, a. Well-Iiifonued Diplomat. WASHINGTON, (March S.-Count Cassinl, the Russian ambassador here, who repre sented the Czar at Peking for several years, Pay, regarding the Chinese situation: "There are so many ways of viewing the open-door proposal and so mauy inter pretations to le placed upon It, rtiat it is a. ds-licate subject to discuss. I took issite with Ird Charles Beresford. and, 1 think, made my posit',:; plain. Now, a new as pect is present,';, and we are faced with the proposition hich Italy's action in China has made possible. Russia's atti tude is not charged by this action. We have never opposed the open door, and, consequently, wo can take no other atti tude than that which has been officially announced from our Foreign Office many times. lint we arc wondering what our great neiuhlxir to the west the United States will do in this matter. It would seem now that the Fnlted States -will be forced by the necessities of the case to take part in the deliberations of the nations con cerning China's commercial existence. As In Russia, there are in the United States Interests at stake, a world in itself, where the wealth of a large part of the country seeks an outlet. "Of course-. I can speak only for Russia, but there seems a similarity of interests to guard and promote. Russia 4s at the en trance of her industrial and commercial de veepment. ufiel she will endeavor to shield this development from all that might retard It. We have vast countries just awakening from the lethargy of centuries, and becom ing grain land and pasture countries, and from the outlet of the Chinese sea we hope to enter the commercial world in the four quarters of the globe. With our Siberian railroad we shall carry to Europe the treas ures of India and of China. The tea prod uct alone will bring us an annual income of .:).! roubles. Other staple products will yield a proportionate figure. Then It is hopeti to extend our merchant marine across to your great Western countrie-s and bring your over-abundance into Asia and Africa. "For this reason Russia, would welcome the United States as a factor in the coun cils of tho nations that must of necessity govern the Kast. We have never, officially er i nofflclally, protested against the Amer ican occupation of the Philippines. On the contrary, we have welcomed the United States ia coming nearer to us. as one friend welcomes another. It has been the source of much gratification to me that Mr. Hitch rock, lately ambassador to St. Petersburg, his told the American people about the at titude of Russia before and since the Span ish war. It would be expected that Russia's amtassador here would say that nothing hostile has ben done against your country by his own. His position would be otherwise untenable. Rut Mr. Hitchcock Is a tllsin terestel witness, and when he has so cor dially and so eloquently reiterated what I have said to tho American people for many months. I am, of course, deeply grateful. "Russia maintains her old historic attitud toward this great nation. Sne was one of the first to aid the founders of this Repub lic, and she has been, 'throughout its growth, a. sympathetl and sincere friend. During the civil war she did her r-art when its ex istence was threatened, and if. during the war which has just been fought, the United States needeel the aid ef Russia, it would have been given a freely and as fully as in thn past. "There- have been many to assert very A rue omikPt crcam or tartar rowocn ID)IEL- IMWG Awarded Highest Honors, World's Fair Qold Medal, Midwinter Fair O O O O o I'nlr and ivnrnirr. o o o o o o o o Shirts, Ties a-flyin. of Waists 50-cent grades at 28 cents, q z O Co. o o o o o o 9 different things of Russia's feeling toward America, and there are still some who say that Russia has ulterior intentions in en deavoring to draw the United States into the Chinese question. Time and the au thority of your own ambassador to St. Pet ersburg have proved the falsity of the first proposition, and of the second it can be said that Russia is not trying to draw the United States into the Chinese ejuestion, but if the United States, to protect her vast commer cial interests, sees tit to seek a voice in de riding" this important Issue, Ru?s!a will be the Mrst te welcome her. and to co-operate in finding a just ;nd satisfactory solution of its difficulties." Lord lleresford's Vlevrn. LONDON. March Rear Admiral Ird Charles Beresford, who lias just completed his tour of the world in the interests of the Associated Chambers of Commerce ef Great Britain. In an interview to-day reiterated his well-known views of the subject of the "open door" in China as being the only pos sible . policy of (Ireat Britain. In so doing, he said, it was impossible to estimate the importance of the Chinese market, a single province of which, in his opinion, was worth the whole of Africa from a commercial point of view. The admiral also said that there will be war unless the "open door" policy is adhered to and he asserted that American trade In China is progressing by leaps and tmunds. proportionately much faster than that of Great Britain. DONALDSON'S LAST DIVE A HAJIPION .11 MI'P.lt 1'llonADLT FA TALIA I VI I HF.D AT NEW YORK. leaped from n Platform K.I Feet HlKh Into a Tank, Fraetnred Ilia Skull and Crushed Ills Face. NEW YORK, March S. Thomas Donald son, of Bath Beach, I. I., known tho world over as a champion high diver, dove from the roof of Madison-square Garden, a dis tance of eighty-five feet, this afternoon with probably fatal results. Donaldson traveled for some years with Barnum & Bailey, and has been the star attraction at the Sportsmen's show now running in the garden. He has been making two dives dally. The tank is less than tight feet deep, and on two or three former en-casions Don aldson did net have the success exacted and came out of the water with he morrhages from the nese ami ears. Harry Cornish has charge of the water sports and it was he who this afternoon gave Don aldson the signal to dive. Three thousand persons were present and saw the famous diver lean from the-, platform, and falling slowly forward, make the plunge. He shot straight downwanl, but it was plain before h had got half the distance that he had lost control of his body. He struck the water head first, and failed to come up. Small circles of blood came bubbling up from the bedtom, and Harry Reeder, the amateur champion swimmer, and an attache of the garden, plunged into the water. The man dived several tims and finally Reeder brought Donaldson to the surface. He was apparently dead, with blood flowing from mouth, nostrils and ears and from wounds on the head. Donaldsen was carried to one of the dressing rooms and attendee! by several physicians. He waf then removed to the New York Hospital. He has a frac tured skull, with compression of the brain, antfthe left side of his face Is crushed in. The surgeons at the hospital say that his death Is a question of hours. Witnesses of the accident say that as Donaldson left the platform the colors which were wrapped about him became leose His attention was diverted ami he did net have his wits about him when he struck the water, lie weighed more than two hundred pounds and struck with terrlflc force. Donaldson was forty-five years of age. Just before making this dive he said he Intended to challenge Kearney T. Speeely, the champion high Jumper of the world. Frofessor Donaldson, at an early hour this (Thursday) morning, was still alive, but In a critical condition. PORT ARTHUR SHIP CANAL. Deep AVnterway, Seven and a Half Mile Long, Almost Completed. PORT ARTHUR, Tex.. March S.-The Tort Arthur ship canal will be practically completed about the 20th Inst., when it is proposed to celebrate the event in a fitting m inner. Tha canal was designed and con structed by Mr. Robert Gilham, general manager and chief engineer of the Kansas City & Gulf Railway. Mr. K. P. Stlllwcll, president of the Gulf Railway, first pro jected It and Interested Mr. Goijen. jr., of Amsterdam, Holland, a large foreign holder of the road's securities. The plans prepared by Mr. Gilham wore approved by foreign en gineering experts and tho work was begun during the spring of ivr. The canal Is ele signed to extend dep water from the Sabine Pass to Port Arthur. t?ie former having h depth of twenty-five feet over the bar. The dimensions are the same as those of th5 Suez canalis: feet wide and with a depth of twenty-five feet. It Is seven and a half miles long. The excavations were made by hydraulic dredges, the work involving the dredging of H.iumo.i yartls of clay. etc. Ktc tenstve ship basins, slips, elocks, warehouses and a large grain elevator aie in course of eo".struetbn. Considerable exjHjrt business lias already been ilono at Port Arthur and when the canal is completed additional steamship lines will be established. Tho harbor is landlocked and an excellent one. ev riaMMifleutlon of 31a II Matter. OTTAWA. Ontario, March 8. An impor tant change in the classification of mall mat ter will g into efleet in almut ten days tlnu. The pre.-en i fourth class, which fixes the rate on closed parcels up in five pounds in weight at 6 cents lor four ounces, is abol ished and the present fifth class will become tho fourth. This decision has been reacheel in order to avoid confusion and to bring the Canadian classification into uniformity with edher countries in the Postal Union. No such classification1 as the fourth, which is being alndlshed, Is recognlzeel in other countries. Aristocratic Dog on Show. CHICAGO. March Over Uo aristo cratic dogs from all parts of the ceiuntry were on exhibition to-day at the opening of the Maseoutah Kennel Club's annual exhibition. The show will continue through out the week. Many Uastern owners are In attendance, including Frank Gould, who has Chanirel Prir.ce. the pride of the Gould kennel, entered in the St. Bernard class. Among the other entries is the bulldog Tramp, the mascot of Roosevelt's Rough J Meiers. MASSACRE IN CHINA WOMCN WD CIIILDIIKX IUTCIIKRKD 11 V R i:OLlTIOMSTS. t Imperial Troop Defeated, Hundred Killed and Their Ilodlen Permit ted to Choke a River. PRIEST CRUELLY TORTURED UHLC.IAX CATHOLIC SLOWLY 31111 DCHF.D UV CHIM'SK T1IICVF.S. A Frenchwoman's Atlempt to Commit Suicide with a Hatpin After Re ceiving; Sentence. VICTORIA, B. C, March S.-Details of the Insurrection in the central province of China, received by thj Empress of India, state that the rebel force and the imperial troops mot In a pitched battle on Jan. 23, and the latter were defeated with great slaughter. Hundreds weri killed ami their bodies, after having been mutilated, were thrown into the river until, according to a correspondent of the China Mail, the stream was like a log-jammed creek. After the ele feat of tho imperial troops the victorious rebels swept on to the cities ef Ku-Yang and Meng-Shen, which they took after a short siege. As soon as they pasesd tha walls they massacreel men. women ami e'hll dren and performed all manner of revolting cruelties. They then burned the captured towns. After these successes the rebels pushed on to Kau-Chou. The gates of the city were opened by sympathizers within, and the horrors witnessed at previous cap tures wero re-enacted. Kau-Chou held out for somo time. At length Niu and his fol lowers gained an entrance to begin their slaughter. As a revenge for his having held the. city against the rebels, the unfortunate commandant of the garrison was butchered with savage cruelty. It is said 200 men, women and children fell In the struggle at tending the capture of the city. It is feared a great famine will follow tho Insurrection, for so terrified arc the natives that the crops have all been left standing and will not be? harvested. ROME, March 8. The Tribuna says it learns that the Chinese government has offered to send to I he Italian minister, Signor Martlno, a written apology through Sir Claude MacDonald. British minister at Peking, for the terms in which the Tsung LA Yaman couched China's refusal to grant the concession recently demanded by Italy of San-Mun bay, province of Che-Kiang, to be used as an Italian naval base and coal ing statJon. LONDON. March 0. The Peking corre spondent of the Times says the Chinese are discussing the advisability of making San-Mun an. open port, so as to evade Italy's demand for a concession. The Shanghai correspondent of the Times says: "The viceroy of Nankin has informed tho British, American and German consuls, who on Sunday declined to hold further negotiations with the Taotal of Shanghai regarding the eiuestion of the extension of the foreign settlements, that the Taotai, whose evasive and obstructive tactics were the ground of the consular complaint, has Lee n superseded." Chinese papers gitft details of the murder and torture of a Roman Catholic priest near Ichang. The priest was Father Victorian Jean Delbrouck, a Belgian. He was cap tured by thieves, who tied him up and fiend ishly tortureel him. One ae-eount says that as the priest hung from the tree to which was tied, pieces were cut from his thighs and eaten by his tormentors. From the state of his body fire was evidently applied to it and slugs were fired into the more vital parts. Finally his body was cut open from the chest to the bottom of the abdomen, dis embowleel and the various organs were tak en out anel eaten by these so-called seml tivillzed people, who at the same time drank his blood. Ho was also mutilated in a way that-cannot be described and his head cut off, there being a hole in the top of the skull large enough to put one's fist in. V LESSONS OF TIIE LATE AVAIL Vice Admiral tolonili Sajn American Strategy Wum Hazardous. LONDON, March 8. Vice Admiral Thilip Howard Colomb, retired, lectured this after noon on the lessons of tho Spanish-American war before the members of the Union Service Institutions. After dealing with the impossibility of secrecy in warfare here after, owing to the vigilance of the press and tho necessity for protecting cables in shallow water, he said he thought that if Spain had shown real comprehension of strategy, the United States would not have been so successful. The sure way for the United States would have been for her to send a sufficient force to the coast of Spain to balance the forces known to have been in Spanish ports, and to send a squadron to the Cape Verde islands the moment it was known a Spanish flotilla was assemb ling there. If, he added, the Island of 'Minorca had been seized as a base, nothing offensive on the other side of the Atlantic would have been attempted by Spain. The lesson to be deducctl was, according to the lecturer, that the American strategy was hazardous, in so far as it departed from the stereotped rules of naval warfare. Ad miral Cervera's ships were lost sight of, causing anxiety on the American coast, and obliging the Americans to keep considerable squadrons wholly in u defensive attitude, instead of maintaining commanii of the sea. It was clear, ho added, that if there had been coal supplies at Santiago de Cuba, and if Admiral Cervera's squadron had been reasonably efficient, instead of a "miserable abortion," all It could have purposed to ef fect by entering Santiago might have been ett'ecteel without any interference on the part of the United States navy. From the actions, between the Spanish forts and American ships, the sieaker eleeiueetl the idea that very inefficient batteries were able to ketp ships at a distance'. Regarding the purely tactical questions involved, the admiral said it was plain Ad miral Dewey took full advantage of the superiority ot his guns and gunners and placed himself In so distant a position that neither the Spanish ships nor the Spanish batteries were able to adequately reply to his fire. The whole thing, continueei the lecturer, "was terribly business-like on the American side, with a pathetic parade of quixotic gallantry on the either." In conclusion. Admiral Colomb commented on the fact that all orders to the American ships were sent from Washington, which, ha considered, was a momentous change in naval warfare. DI E TO AX INFEIIXAL MACHI.E. Can of the I'uniler Mnitaxlne Espln lon Near Toulon. PARIS. March S. Dispatches received here from Toulon to-day confirm the report received from .there last night that twelve dynamite cartridges were found behind the Toulon arsenal yesterday and that an un identified ierson fired a revolver at a sentry on duty at the arsenal. It appears that two shots were fired at the sentry before the Montciy magazine at 7 o'clock last night. The guards were turned out and patrols wero sent te scour the neighborhood, but the culprits were not discovered. The sen try says he saw six men running away. Tne magazine contained quantities of gunpow der, melinite ami dynamite. It turns out that, the twelve dynamite cartridges are of foreign manufacture. M. Ixn-kroy, minister of marine. In an Interview regarding the explosion last Sunday, intimates that the experts now have very little doubt that it was duo to foul play. He thinks it was possibly caused by some clock-work ar rangement, provided with a detonator, hid den in a powder keg. Willi A HAT PIN. Madame Hlanehlnl Attempt Suicide Alter Receiving Sentence. PARIS. March S. Madame Bianchinl. wife of tho famous scenic artist of that name, and whoso trial on the charge of attempt ing to poison her husband began on Mon d iy last, was to-day sentenced to five years' penal servitude. As she was leaving the courtroom the prisoner made a futile at tempt to commit suicide by stabbing herself with a hatpin. Her demeanor was smiling and nonchal ant, even while the advocate general pressed home the proofs of her guilt and of the sor did and shameful character of her married life, ami showed her motives to commit the crime In her vanity and love of pleasure and society. Her counsel made a strong ap peal on her behalf, dwelling strongly on the conflicting medical testimony and upon the lack of motive. The public, having expect eel an acquittal, was taken completely by surprise by a verdict of "guilty, with exten uating circumstances." Madame Bianchini protestetl her innocence. The French and German Armies. PARIS, March S. In the Chamber of Dep uties to-eiay the debate on the arrny budget led to the usual references to the necessity for prepare'dness against Germany ami to comparisons of the two armies. The mem bers of the house, while complaining of the budget, which aggregates o.OOO.'XiO francs, admitte-d the impossibility of re-trench in in the face of the necessity ef meeting Ger many's increases by corresponding auditions. The minister of war, M. Defreycinet. admit teti that the French effective army was in ferior to the Germans, but he pointed out that it was impossible to remedy this, owing to the lack of population. The minister also expressed the belief that mere numbers above a certain point did not add to the ef fectiveness of the army, as the excess be yond that point could only act as reserve5, anel he; was convinced that the- fate e-J" a conflict 'would be eiecided before the re serves could be employed. It is not neces sary, therefore, the minister said, to be :'larmeel about neighboring Increases. France must meet quantity by quality. The rifles and guns of the French army were without their eejuals. and the country therefore might await the future with confidence. British Navy Estimates. IONDON, March 0. The Times this morning says: "We understand that the navy estimates will show an increase for the ensuing year of nearly 3,((,0u0 over last year's total, and will reach almost .CXO0.V-.j0. It is proposed to add hj?tween four thousand and five thousand men. The largest share of the increased expenditure, however, is for ship building, repairs and the like." Commenting editorially upon the forego ing "rather startling statement," the Times says: "It is pretty clear that Sir-'Michael Hicks-Beach (chancellor of the exchequer) will have an admirable opportunity to dis play his powers as a constructive financier, and w enly hope he will rise to the occa sion. But he positively must not setk to es cape from his difficulties by a further in crease in the already oppressive income tax." French Explorer Return from Thibet SEATTLE. Wash., March S. The news of the safety of M. Bonbin, the French explor er, who has been missing In Thibet and the interior of China, has reached Shanghai. He arrived at Yaehof. Szo-Chuen district, after many exciting experiences, and will make his way to the coast by the River Roun. With a few Chinese companions, he has traveled through the greater portion of Thibet and made a trip from the Siberian line to Ton-King. t Von Knorr Resignation. LONDON, March D. Tho Berlin corre spomier.t of the Standard, commenting upon the resignation of Admiral Von Knorr as commar.der-in-chief of the German navy, says: "It is probable that the resignation Ls a prelude to the reorganization ot naval control. The pest of comm tnder-ln-ohief is likely to be abolished and the control of the navy to be placed directly under Emperor William and his naval cabinet." The Belgian ((ueen'fl Condition. LONDON, March 9. The Brussels corre spondent of the Daily Mail says the great est secrecy is maintained as to the Queen's malady, and that the sentinels have been ordered to fire upon any unauthorized per son who attempts to enter the precincts of the palace. Extra editions of the Brussels evening papers assert that the condition of Queen Marie Henriette has grown worse. A Papal Nuncio Stricken. PARIS, March S. The papal nuncio, M. Clari. hael an apoplectic fit this afternoon. His condition is grave. Cable- Notes. News has been received at Brest of the capsizing of a pleasure yacht off the Brit tany coast, drowning nine persons, among them five French military officers. United States Ambassador Choate and Mrs. Choate were present at a reception Riven last evening by the Marchioness of Lansdowne, wife of the British secretary of state for war. x United States Ambassador Whito and Mrs. White attended the banquet given last evening by Emperor William and Empress Augusta Victoria to the members of the dip lomatic corps at Berlin. A dispatch to the Vienna Neue Freie Presse. from Belgrade, says that the Rus sian minister to Se-rvia. M. V. W. Jadevski, has been recalled on the complaint that he was not invited to a recent court banquet. Francis Do Pressense, foreign editor of the Temps and leader of the Dreyfusards, was condemned ai Paris yesterday to pay a lino of f0 francs and damages to the amount of 3.CO0 francs for libeling M. Guerin, president of the Anti-Semite League. The Brazilian government has accepted the propesal of Great Britain to submit the Guiana boundary dispute to arbitration. Joaquim Nabuco, former Brazilian secre tary of legation In Ixmdon, has been ap pointed to represent Brazil on the arbitra tion committee. A big gathering of Socialists at St. James Hall. London, last evening extended a hearty welcome to Wilhelm Liebknecht, leader of tho Socialist party In the Reichs tag; M. Jaures. the French Socialist leader, and Dr. Van tier Velde, the Belgian Social ist, all of whom are now visiting in London. The budtret committee of the Gerrran Reichstag has adopted the proposals of liio Centrists (the Clerical party), which meeC the government half way in its demands for an Increase of the peace footing of the infantrv and cavalry. The proceedings of tho committee demonstrate the growing pre dominance of the Centrists as tho ruling party. ENCOURAGING TO STRIKERS. Situation in the Arknnn and Indian Territory Coal Field. FORT SMITH, Ark., March 8. The situa tion in tho coal fields is very encouraging to the strikers. At Wilburton all nonunion men have lcen laid off by the Wilburton Coal Company and no further attempt is being made to take coal out there. At Hartshorne a few Import eel men are at work in mine No. 1. All other mines of the Choc taw Company are idle. Strikers report that some of tho guards at Hartshorne are fre quently intoxicated and act menacingly towards the Idle miners. Trouble from this fource is apprehended. At Coalgato the Coalgate and Ithigh miners are entirely idle and everything Is quiet. An agitation for a mass meeting of tho men to consider the question of resuming work fell through and no meeting was held. There is some excitement at itowe and trouble is not un likely there. The United Mine Workers' committee? met Superintentlent Needham, of the Babbitt mines, and attempted to effect a settlement. The superintendent refu.--d to sign the scale and has notified the miners to vacate Uw company's houes. Deputy marshals and Indian police are guarding the mlne-s. The trouble1 is expected when evic tions legin. At a big mas.s meeting at Den ning, Ark., sixty-two members were initiated into the miners' union anel the meeting vote d solidly te stand by the demands of the Fort Smith convention. Many of the strikers have left Spadra and gone to work on farms in the surrounding country. The Arkansas Anthracite Company ha.s offered an increase, but the men have not yet accepted it. At Huntington everything is quiet and no work is being done. NVaRCM Incrennefl. ZANESVILLE, O.. March S.-Notice has been posted at tho Ohio Iroir Company's plant announcing that all wages will be in creased li per cent, on April 1. The increase affects about two hundred men. The plant was Idle for five years, but resumed about a year ago and has all the work it can elo. CHATTANOOGA, Tcnn., March S.-The Dayton Coal and Iron Company, owning and operating extensive mines anel two blast furnaces at Daytcn, Tenn.. will at once advance the wages of Its miners 7 per cent. Thr.ee hundrenl men are affected. The advance Is due to the excellent contiitlon of the iron market. WHITlNSVILLE. Mass.. March R. The Whltinsville cotton mill and the cotton mills at Unwood and Saundersville have an nounced an advance in wages to take place April Z. About l.o operatives are affe-cted. Strike f I'tiddler. IIOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa., March S.-The puddlers at the Portage Iron Company's works, near Duncansville, went on strike to-day for an increase of wages from $2.73 to 5 a ton. Three hundred mtii. are affected. It is said the company will grant the increase. FOR BRYAN AND SILVER .MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS WEDDED TO THE IDOLS OF IStM. Chicago Platform Reaffirmed and an Income Tax Freed an a Means of Suppressing Trunts. KALAMAZOO, Mich.. March S. Thomas E. Barkworth, a leading attorney of Jack son, was nominated this afternoon by the Democratic state convention for justice of the Supreme Court. He received 432 of the 772 delegates' votes cast on the first ballot, anel it was made unanimous. The contest was wholly between Mr. Barkworth and ex Justice Allan B. Morse, the four other can didates having withdrawn before the first ballot was completed. Trior to the con vention it was asserted, and denied, that Judge. Morse's sympathies in the last presi dential campaign were with the gold stand ard Democracy, and this is believed to have affected the result. All the elements of silver "fusion were well representee! among the delegates and the nominations for regents of the State University were given to Edward F. Legendre, Dem., of Calumet, and Stanley K. Parkhill, Pop., of Owoso. Hon. Justin R. Whiting, of St. Claire, late fusicnist candidate for Governor, was the temporary chairman. His address was a strongly put argument for free silver, an arraignment of Republican policies and con demnation of the encroachments of trusts and combines. The- report of the resolutions committee was greatly delayed by discussion of a res olution offered by Fred A. Baker, of De troit, Indorsing the Hill amendment to the Chicago platform to the effect that the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 1 to 1 should not apply to existing contracts. Tnis amendment was presented to the conven tion as a minority report and was tabled. The resolutions as adopted reaffirm the Chi cago platform, protest against retirement of treasury notes, denounce trusts, demand an amendment to the Constitution making an lir-ome tax possible, favor equal taxation of all property in the State, declare for dis position of the colonies for the best interests of the people, protest against a large stand ing army, praise the service of the army and navy and congratulate the party on having the leadership of Colonel Bryan. The plank upon trusts says: "We be lieve the greatest menace at the present time to American civilization and to the in dustries and political liberty of the people consists In the growing tendency to place the business of the country In the hands cf combinations and trusts; and we. de nounce the gold trust, money trust, sugar trust, oil trust, match trust, tobacco trust and every other trust -having for its object the control of production and prices; and we submit as our candid opinion and de liberate Judgment that a graduated feeleral and state income tax would furnish effec tive means of suppressing trusts. We re quest the immediate passage of an income tax measure by the State Legislature." The plank on expansion says: "We are In favor of making such disposition of ttrritcry brought Into the possession or under the control of the United States in the war with Spain as shall best promote the Interests anel secure tho welfare of the American people, and that to advance the cause of civil and religious freedom a gov ernment should be established in the islands having for its fundamental principles self government for the people. An ineligible Mayor. LINCOLN, Neb., March The Supreme Court to-day disused of the Omaha mayor alty contest by dismissing the appeal on re hearing of Mayor Frank E. Moores. declar ing him ineligible to hold the office. The court also finds that ex-Mayor Brootch. who brought the proceedings for a writ of ouster, also ineligible and his petition with out standing in the court. Under the deci sion it now rests with the president of the Omaha City Council to begin proceedings to unseat Mayor Moore, but, as it is under stood he is a partisan of the mayor, the lat ter will probably be allowed to serve his term out. Bryan Speaks to 0,000 Texan. AUSTIN, Tex., Murch S. Hon. William Jennings Bryan spoke In the Capitol to night to both houses of the Texas Legisla ture and f.(M) people. His speech was along the lin?s of his previous utterances, favor ing the further aJvocacy of silver and op pesed to the creation of a large standing arrwy and of the expansion theory. The en tire discourse was listened to with rapt at tention by tho audience, frequent applause punctuating It. He will hold a public recep tion in the Capitol to-morrow morning and leave in the afternoon for his home. He made this visit eiK-cially to talk to the Texas Legislature. Ceil. Jack (iiliin Attackn Ilronnon. LEXINGTON, Ky., March S.-The Demo cratic state convention has been called for Louisville, Ky., June 21, with county con ventions to select delegates on June 17. Col. Jack Chinrr publicly attacked ex-State Sen ator Charles Bronson to-day. A tragedy was narrowly averted by both being placed under bond. Whilo both are prominent in politics, the trouble was caused by a suit brought by Bronson against Chinn, and not factional differences. BABY IT IX YEAR Body Covered with Humor. Legs Down to Knees a Solid Scab. Five Doctors and Medical Col lege Could not Cure. Father SPENT ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS Trying to get Him Cured. Old Friend Suggested CUTICURA. Sleep and Rest on First Appli cation. Now Completely Cured. My ion, when he wa elx weeks old, bad a breaking out on the top of his head. It epread all over bis head, and then his arms broke out from fchoulder to wrist. Around his body tod around his legs from bis knees to his ankles, was a solid scab. My family doctor treited him for eighteen month, but no good was accomplished. I tried fonr more, and then a medical college in St. Louis six months. No good yet. Spent not le than a thousand dollars in money and time. Old Mr. Barney Clap Insisted on my trjiog CuTI CURA remedies, telling me he had a spell like my child's himself. By the time my wife had used the CcrrcuR (ointment) up, he began to Im prove and got so be could tlcep short naps, and gave mc and wife some rest. Thank the Lord, he is well now, fat, he-arty, and stout as any boy, after six Ion? years of itching, crying, and wor rying. Ccticcba remedies cured him. ept.H,&8. W.M. Nicn ELL, Lexington, OkJ. CUTICURA Begins with the Blood and Ends with The Skin and Scalp. That la to sr It purines the blood and circu lating fluids of Hl mor tier. vs. and thus removes the cav, while warm baths with Ctmccaa Soap, and gentle anointings with Ccticxra (ointment), jrreatn of emollient skin cure, cleanse the skin tend scalp f crusts and scales, allay Itrhlnir, barn piK'. aid inflammation. soothe and lieal. Thunare speedily, permanently, and i-cononilcally cured th most tortnrljr. eil?flirur!ng f. amors of the Sidn, cati. a id blod, with of hair, when the Dm pjgiciahs and all other remedies falL Ro'.'i throughout the world. Porrta Dtco am Chix. Cotr., Props., Uotton. -All About Baby's Skin," fret. r 1 113 r L C O cuxict'KA soar. COPY OF STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION op Tin: City Trust, Safe Deposit and Surety Go. of Philadelphia On the 31st Day of December, 1S9S. It is located at No. ICT-K Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ClfAS. M. SWAIN", President. JAMES I LYND, Secretary. , The amount of its capital i $vV)l The amount of its capital paid up 1 Si,Al TIIK ASSCTS OP TIIL (OMI'.UV AHi: AS FOLLOWS! Cash on hand and In the hands of agents or other persons M3U:r..23 Ileal estate unincumbered Cli.373.bS Bonds and stocks owned hy the company, nenrinjr interest at the rate of per cent., as per 'schexlule filed, market value 2U.tl.O) Loan3 cn bonds ami mortRasres of real estate, worth double the amount for which the same is mortgaged, and free' frcm ar.d prior incumbrance 1T.",VJ Debts otherwise secured, demand and time loans Ut-V&vw) Debts for premiums, le?s unpaid commissions lsv,,-Vt All other securities 7M12.42 Total assets tt.7,m.;$ LIAIIILITILS. Amount due tc depositors $2.072, CI U3 Amount Interest accrued on deposits 17.lui.HJ Losses adjusted and due r''"i Isse3 unadjusted ?.7:r$ v; Losses in suspense, waiting: for further proof ls.IXG All other claims atrainst the company 7.K12.K Amount necessary to reinsure outstanellng risks 112.UT.J.L0 Total liabilities, except capital stock S3.Sl.a7t.lS Capital stock actually paid in cash :t, fi Surplus beyond capital stock and other liabilities 1.S37.3 Total liabilities. Including capital stock and net surplus $2.07,413.11 State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State. I. the undersipned. Auditor of State of the State of Indiana, hereby certify that th above Is a correct copy cf the statement or the condition of the above-mentioned com pany on the 31st day of December, lsys as shown by the original statement, and that the said original statement Is now on tile in this office. In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe; my name and affix my official seal SEAL. this 3d day of March. . II. IIAUT. Auditor of State. COPY OF STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE I XITIMJ STATKS nilA.VCII OF T1II3 Svea Fire andLifelns. Go,, Ltd, of Gothenburg, Sweden On the 10th day of February, 1899. Principal Office in United States. 23-31 Liberty Street. New York City. ' Resident Managers, Weed & Kennedy. Home Office. (Jothenbunr, Sweden. T1IK ASSKTS OF TI1H COM PA XV IX TIIK I'. S. AUK AS FOLLOW! Cash on hand and In the hands of agents or other persons C1.721.SO Bonds and stocks owned by the company, bvaring Interest at tho rate of per cent., secured as follows: United States bonds, market value , 111.7TAW) State, county and municipal bends, market value .tlo.47fi.ra Railroad stocks and bonds l'l.r.U .V Debts otherwise secured, bills receivable ll,!sl Debts for premiums Ne.r-TT.y; All other securities Total assets .fJlioi 1,1 AIULlTins. Losses adjusted and elue, losses adjusteei and not duo, losses nadjustel, losses in suspense, waiting for further proof, net JR323..1 All other claims against the company 37.M1X) Amcunt necessary to reinsure outstanding risks 206,3i3.O,J Total liabilities The greatest amount in any one risk, State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State. I, the undersigned. Auditor of State of tha State of Indiana, hereby certify that tha above is a correct copy of the statement of the condition of the above-mentione-d com pany on the 10th day of February, lfcW, as shown by the original statement, and that the said original statement is now on tile in this office. ' In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my official seal SEAL. this 4th day of March, liW. W. 11. HART. Auditor of State. COPY OF STATEMENT OF TIIE CONDITION OF TI1K Sun Insurance Company On the 31st dav of December. 189S. It Is located at No. 308 Camp street. New Orleans. La. CHARLES JANVIER, President. FERGUS G. LEE. Secretary. The amount of its capital is J.wi.fVirt The amount of its capital paid up is :X,eM) THE ASSETS OF TIIE COM FAX Y A HE AS FOLLOWS l Cash in office and in banks ". M 4S.7."K.13 Real estate unincumbered 42,'0.(M Bonds owned by the company, bearing interest at tho rate of per cent, as ' per schedule tiled, book value IC7.2.10l Debts for premiums C,!44.: All other securities 13743.u) Total assets LIA1I1MTIES. Los?es adjusted and not due Iossea unadjusted Losses in suspense, waiting for further proof Less reinsurance All other claims against the company: Capital stock Surplus Other liabilities Amount necessary to reinsure outstanding Total liabilities The greatest amount in any one risk. State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State. I. the undersigned. Auditor of State of the State of Indiana, hen by certify that the above Is a correct copy of the statement of the condition of the above-mentioned com pany on the 31st day of December, is:s. as shown by the original statement, and that the said original statement Is now on file In this cftice. In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe mv name and affix my offieial seal (SEAL. this 3d day of March, 1SW. W. II. HART, Auditor of State, COPY OF STATEMENT OF TIIE CONDITION OF Tin: PROVIDENT SAYINGS LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY On the 31st day of December, 189S. It Is located at No. ZV Broad way. New York, N. Y. E. -W. SCOTT, President. W. E. STEVENS, Secretary. The amount of Its capital Is fionkY , The amount of Its capital paid up loO.Oft) TIIK ASSKTS OF THIS COM PAX V AUK AS FOLLOWS! Cash on hand and in the hands of agents cr other persons 2I,40S.C9 Real estate unincumbered 3J2.SK40 lionets owned by tne company, ne?ann interest at tne late oi i:r t-e-nt., as per schedule filed, book value Loans on bonds and mortgages of real estate, worth double th amount for which the same Is mortgaged, and free Debts otherwise secured Debts for premiums AJ1 other securities Total assets LIAIHLITIKS. Losses adjusted and not elue .".SlC.no Loses unadjusted rMwuu) Losses in suspense, waiting for further proof Jir.i2.VMM All other claims against the company 11.5t2d7 Legal reserve l,ftH,t'33.W Total liabilities The greatest amount in any one risk, State of Indiana, Office of tuditor of State. I, the undersigned. Auditor of State of the State of Indiana, hereby certifv that the above is a correct copy of the state-ment of the condition of the above-mi ntione d com pany on the 31st day of December, 1S5 as shown by the original statement, and that he said original statement is now e?n tile in this office. In testimony whereof, I hereunto tubscriot my n-tm and affix my official seal SEAL. this 6th day of March, lWs. H. HART. Auditor of State. COPY OF STATEMENT OF TIIE CONDITION OF TIIE Lawyers' Surety Confy of New York On the 31st Day of December, 189S. It is located at Nos. 32, 24, 3; Liberty street. New Yoik. " . JOEL B. ERHARDT. President. JOEL RATH BONE, Secre tary. The amount of Its capital J $-mi.O0 The amount of its capital paid up is TIIE ASSETS OF TIIE COM PAX Y A HE AS FOLLOWSt Cash on hand and In the hands of ae-nts or other pe-rsons $2,412.23 Real estate unincumbere-d IVkjojO Bonds ewnel by the company, bearing Interest at tho rate? of per cent., as per schedule filed, market alue 02 SCC40 Loans on bonds and mortgages of real estate, worth double the amount for wnicn the same is mortgaged, and free Debts otherwise secured Debts for premiums Total assets LIABILITIES. All other claims against the company Amount premium rserve Total liabilities except capital stock Capital stock actually paid in cash Capital stock and other liabilities Total liabilities. Including capital stock State of Indiana. Office of Auditor of Slate. I. the undersigned. Auditor of State of the Stat.? of Indiana, hereby certify that th above 1 a correct copy of th statement of th condition ef the aliovr-me-ntioned ceni pany on the 31st day of December. Si as shown by tho original statement, and that the said original statement Is now on to in this office-. In testimony whereof. I hereunto hubserilw my nemo and affix my official seal ISEAL this 3d day of March, K. H. IIAUT. Auditor .f Stat". THE SUNDAY JOURNAL By Mail, to Two Dollars .. .....314,222.3 U33.1S0.21 $20.91 3.0i ) 2743..Vi G.4'J7.O0J .v.irt.,vi . lt..V.)) ) $23,rJ.OO .W.dfrt.fm) 3TA.771.M 2J.2.0.-d risks ZlWZ.l7 ."Vuxm. l,133,l;0.2l 873,6 (T.'fl from and prior incumbrance 2tf.7V.W) J.el 4.r2 ' 227.!4S..H v. ei:,534.i l2MVJ32.il .Jo.eMi. irom and prior incumbrance ,.. 2,7. 24.224 ..... ........ i CO, 1 40. 4 1 $2.7YM I2.OW.34 41.71f.!'2 ....... .i"U i , 2;'2.C2 and r et surplus .$7C,7IJ.U Any Address, ir,00 Per Annum.