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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, ' SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1900.
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"Mile. Flü' at English Opera Houe
If "Mile. Flfl" had been preceded by sev
eral other French farces approaching It In
brilliance of lines and cleverness of plot,
a very much larger audience would have
been In attendance at English's Opera
House last night to show Its thorough ap
preciation of Messrs. Brady & Ziegfeld's
excellent offering. The reason for "Mile.
Fin's" poor reception at the hands of In
dianapolis theater-goers Is clearly that
they have been fooled by such plays as
Tho Turtle" and others of its Ilk. that did
not possess even the doubtful recommen
dation of spiclness to furnish a slender
excuse for their existence. However. It Is
likely that the people who saw and en
. Joyed this really meritorious bit of Paris
Ian farcical literature will do much to
counteract the prejudice that militated so
seriously against Its success last night.
There is scarcely a dull moment in the
entire play. vhlle It is true that a modl-
cum of melodramg. Is Introduced, the action
is so brisk 'as to quickly sweep it to one
side. With a single exception, the com
pany is of superior excellence. The honors
were carried off by Mr. Thomas II. Burns
in the role of Due De Puissac, and Miss
Maude Granger as Mrs. Dess Safford, an
American widow oi a delightfully sturdy
type Mr. Burns gave a flawless portraiture
oi a middle-aged roue, of the kind that
never forgets the placidity that belongs to
gentility. Without raising his voice above
the tone of ordinary conversation. Mr.
Burns was able to evoke hilarious mirth,
principally through his masterful art of
shoulder-shrugging, gesturing and facial
contortion. He had not spoken many lines
until he had his audience with him to such
an extent that it frequently anticipated
his characteristic remarks. Miss Granger Is
a comedienne of consummate ability. Char
acters like the one she delineates have
often been attempted, but never carried
out with better success than by her. The
game of "freezeout" played between Miss
Granger and Mr. Burns, In their respective
characters. In the hit of the performance.
Particularly funny to the audience was the
astonishing familiarity with poker terms
displayed by Mrs. Safford. Mr. Edward
Abcles did fine work in his role of Vicomte
De Pulssac, the young husband, who gets
himself into such a wretched position by
his own folly. Miss Jane Corcoran, as Flor
ence De Puissac, the vicomte's youthful
spouse, looked so dainty and talked so
charmingly as to make It seem Impossible
that a man could attempt to get a di
vorce from her, even for the sake of there
by securing two million francs. Miss Lottie
Alter, who plays Mile Flfl, is scarcely on
the stag long enough to enable one to ap
preciate her full-. However, she manages
to utter some very fetching broken English
and act In a manner almost naughty in the
kissing scene on the divan. There is strong
evidence of "cutting" in this scene, and it
cannot truthfully be said that the play has
suffered on account of it. An excellent, al
beit somewhat uneven piece of character
acting, is afforded by Mr. Dore Davidson
In the role of Israel Mendosa. a Jewish
money-lender, who is one of the arch plot
ters of mischief. Mr. Charles E. Mitchell,
as Justan. the vicomte's valet, and Miss
Isabelle Bowman as Therese, Florence's
maid, share In the fun to a considerable
extent, despite the smallness of their parts.
Further evidence of pruning Is given in the
, failure of four parsonages, whose names
were on the programme, to put in their ap
pearances. The manager of the company
insisted that these people had but a few
perfunctory lines to say when the piece
was being presented In New York, and
that for this reason their salaries and ex-
.penses could not be paid on a road tour.
This seems like an explanation which does
not explain, since there was no excuse for
rilling up tho cast with "dummy names."
It is a bad practice, since it tends to
heighten the suspicion which the public
already cherishes towards productions of
"Mile. Flfl" will be repeated at a popular
matinee this afternoon and again to-night
vi mc iasi time at me present engage
Notes of the Stajre.
JuUa Arthur appeared Monday night in
St. Paul to a $1.760 house.
Weber & Fields are already having a
burlesque on Olga Nethersole's "Sanho"
I-repared for them. v
Hoyfs -A Trip to Chinatown," which is
packing the Park twice a day, closes Its
engagement with two performances to-day.
A New York raper cava Clement Scott,
the Imported dramalic critic, refused to go
tc see "Snpho" on the score of Its al
Francis NIelson. an English adapter of
plays. Is at work on a dramatization or
Itev. C. M. Sheldon's religious novel. "The
Crucifixion of Philip Strong."
"Held by the Enemy," a war drama of
great strength frorn the pen of William
Gillette, is to bo revived by the Grand
Stock company week after next. .
Week after, next the Park Theater Is
to be occupied by Clifford and Huth In
Courted Into Court." the first half, and
Rose Melville in "Sis Hopkins" the last
Ythguan Ynohtna. a Japanese stage
manager, now in Washington, D C , Is to
csslf David Belasco in the dramatization
of John Luther Long's Jaoancse story.
The play adapted from the French by
Harry St. Maur for Grace George, William
A- Brady's wife, to star In proved a failure
upon its nrt presentation at the Fifth
avenue Theater. New York, Tuesday night.
"At the White Horse Tavern," a Ger
man comedy with many things to please
the eye and provoke merriment, la com
ic; to English's Opera House Monday night
to remain three days, with a special matl
ness Wednesday afternoon.
The Majestic Burlesquers will close their
engagement at the Empire Theater to
night, to be followed on Monday by Rellly
and Woods's big show with the American
A Chücago paper says of Howell Han
sel's work in the role of Svengali in the
Dearborn stock company's revival of
Trilby" thiä week: "Mr. Hansel as the
Mnister musician approaches his work con
fidently and seems to have it well in
"Pique." which 13 called a society melo
drama, Is the offering at the Grand Opera
House next week, beginning Monday night.
It is one of the late Augustln Daly's plays,
and is said to offer more than ordinary op
portunities for elaborate scenery and cos
tumes. It la only necessary to announce that
Williams and Walker with a big company
are coming to the Park next Monday to
insure a large outpouring of the regular
patrons of that house. "A Policy Player"
Is the name of the musical comedy to be
Anna Eva Fay. who is to make her first
appearance In this city In several seasons,
at the Masonic Hall, all of next week, is
in the city. Mystery, uniqueness, wonder
mentall will be prominent in the pro
gramme MIj-s Fay will present .to the pub
lic next week.
The performance of "Jugendfreunde," at
the German House, last night, by the Ger
man Theater Company, from Cincinnati,
was enjoyed by quite a large audience,
composed of German-American citizens and
American readers and students of the Ger
Monday morning at 9 o'clock the box
office of English's Opera House will be
open for the sale of seats for the engage
ment of Julia Arthur in Emile Bergerafs
famous Napoleonic play, "More than
Queen," Friday and Saturday of next week,
with a Saturday matinee.
There Is a persistent rumor in local
theatrical circles to the effect that one of
the women of the Grand stock company Is
engaged to be married to a member of the
business staff of "Why Smith Left Home,"
the company which closed an engagement
at English's Thursday night.
Mme. Calve, the famous operatic singer,
who has been so erratic in filling her en
gagements with the Grau Opera Company
In New York on account of throat trouble,
will cea&e all attempts to fing at the close
of the oresent week. She has rheumatism
and will leave next Monday for Florida
in search of a cure.
Georgo W. Lederer, the New York
theatrical manager, has leased the
Shaftesbury Theater, London, for one year,
with the privilege of a year's extension
should he dfslre it. He has not yet an
nounced whether his first production In
the English metropolis will be "The
Rounders" or "The Casino Girl." ,
In -The First Violin" Richard Mansfield
appears in his own proper person without
makeup other than a soft, curly wig. He
tells a iolk story to a little child during
the progress of the play, and a New York
paper says that the recital makes the
tudience hold Its breath quite as much
as It does the little on3 upon the stage.
Manager Miller, of English's Opera
House, has succeeded In getting Llebler &
Co. to bring "The Children of the Ghetto"
to that house week alter next. Wilton
Lackaye. who sprang Into prominence with
his remarkable portrayal of Svengali in
the original New York production of
"Trilby." heads the cast of the Zangwill
Julian Hawthorne has made an energetic
protest against the presentation of charac
ters by leading actresses of the present,
and quotes in support of his position the
reply of Mrs. SIddons when asked why
she did not act Cleopatra: "I could take
the part and act it as it should be acted,
but I should never respect myself after
wards." Edward ,E. Stevens. La Lois Fuller's
manager, is in New York looking the
grouhd over with a view to arranging an
American tour of the famous electlc and
mirror dancer. Miss Fuller appeared last
Friday for the 800th time at tho New
Olympic, Paris, end her success at tl at
rou?e seems more pronounced ever, than
during her voguo at the Folle3 Bergeres.
PERSONAL AND SOCIETY.
Miss Allen, of Covington, is visiting Mrs.
James W. Harper.
Mrs. Harold B. Hibben is visiting her
mother at York, 111.
Miss Skltt, cf Wabash. Is with Mrs.
James A. Floyd for a week's visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gentham are re
siding at 2118 North Meridian street.
Mrs. B. Frank Crane has gone to Rock
ledge. Fla., for several weeks' stay.
Miss Margaret Hite, who has been at
Martinsville for several weeks, is home
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Fish, of the
Blacherne, have returned from a trip to
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Daly have issued
invitations for a card party Thursday even
ing. Feb. 23.
Mr. Winfleld Miller. Jr., who attended the
Landers-Miller wedding, has returned to
school in Boston.
Miss Mary Noble was at home informally
yesterday afternoon for her guest. Miss
Rorison, of Detroit.
Miss Geneva Uhl, of Logansport, who has
been the guest of Miss Elizabeth Taggart,
has returned home.
Mrs-. Samuel Reld Issued invitations for a
tea Feb. 14 in honor of Miss Wasson, who
will be married this month.
Miss Grace Porterfleld. of Richmond,
Ind., is visiting in the city for a few days,
the guest of Mrs. Pierre Gray.
Mrs. Fanny Morehouse, of Asbury Park,
N. Y., will come Thursday to visit Mrs.
Lyman Halsey at the Ensiey.
Mrs. R. P. Nevln. of Sewlckley, Pa., was
the guest of honor at the Informal at home
of Miss Hawkins yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. John W. Kern has issued invitations
for a tea Tuesday afternoon for Miss Mary
Field, of Chicago, and Miss Gray, of Mun
cle. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lathrop, of Greens
burg, will be with Mrs. Lathrop's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Browning, to-morrow
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Sanborn will enter
tain a few friends this evening in honor of
Miss Josephine Gray, of Muncie, and Miss
Field, of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Love have Issued
invitations for a card party at their home,
220 North California street, Feb. 20, to meet
Mrs. Cora B. Cole, of Whltesboro. N. Y. .
The members of George H. Thomas
Woman's Relief Corps will have a social at
the residence of Mrs. J. M. Paver, 1705 Park
avenue, on the afternoon of Wednesday
The Dramatic Club presented the play en
titled "For Old Love's Sake" last night at
the Propylaeum. The play is a very simple
love story and was handled admirably by
the cast, which was as follows:
Ethel Vinton Mrs. William Coburn
Mrs. Warring Mrs. Benjamin Harrison
Harold Russell Mr. William C. Bobbs
Norah Miss Anna Hasselman
The programmes were artistically exe
cuted by Miss Hasselman, and were deco
rated with two heads In a miniature and
old-fashioned candlesticks. The committee
which had charge of the entertainment
was composed of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mll
llken and Mr. William Coburn. After the
play dancing was the order of the even
The ladles of Circle 7 of the Central
avenue M. E. Church gave a tea yesterday
afternoon at the residence of Mrs. J. B.
Conner, 1505 Park avenue. The hostess
was assisted by Mrs. Frank Carter. Miss
Hartman. Mrs. J. H. George. Miss Conner.
Mrs. J. II. Moore, Mrs. J. R. Rudd and
Mrs. Jennie Bacon. The rooms were pret
tily trimmed with carnations, and about
sixty guests were entertained during the
The Ladles' Society of the Maennerchor
gave its regular monthly entertainment
yesterday afternoon. There were thirty
tables arranged ir a heart shape in the
large hall, and valentines were used for
score cards. Tho decorations were purple
and gold. Miss Alice Mueller, chairman of
the entertainment committee, was the
hostess. She waa assisted by Mrs. William
Jungclaus, Mrs. Harry Bauer, Mrs. John
W. Schmidt, Miss Marie Mummenhoff and
Miss Laura Zlauss. Among the guests were
Mls3 Ruhrmann, of Cincinnati, with Miss
Mueller, and Miss Bos, of Cincinnati', with
The Magazine Club will celebrate its
tfnth anniversary by giving a valentine
party Wednesday evening at the home of
Mrs. Abner Lewis, 2034 Central avenue.
The committee in charge of the entertain
ment consists of Mrs. C. E. Galloway, Mrs.
J. L. Regan and Mrs. S. H. Socwell. The
house and refreshment committee are Mrs.
George Macy, Miss Florence Patterson,
Mrs. O. L. Huey, Mrs. William Summer.
Miss Ida Foudray; Miss Carrie Fisher and
Miss Jessie Hamilton.
The members of the Woodruff Place club
house enjoyed a rather unique entertain
ment last night in the form of a winter
picnic, which had all the semblance of
sumn er. The rooms were decorated with
hammocks, swings and flowers, and the
guests were gowned In summer costume.
The committee in charge of the entertain
ment was Mrs. Frank Rogers, Mrs. Charles
A. Layman. - Mrs. A. W. Hendrlck. Mrs.
Barney and Mrs. Charles Test. The en
tertainment consisted of dancing and cards.
The children's dancing and valentine
party this afternoon at the Propylaeum
promises to be a most enjoyable affair, not
only to the little folks, but the young girls
as well. The hostesses for the occasion
will be Miss Eleanor Smith. Miss Eleanor
Dilks, Miss Julia Landers, Mrs. Arthur V.
Brown, Mrs. Perry Hall Clifford, Mrs. J.
F. SommervUle. Miss Margaret Carey, Miss
Julia Mothershead, Miss Marjorie Ellis,
Miss Dorothea Van Camp, Miss Margaret
Rldgley. Miss Annie Dye. Miss Sarah Mil
lard. Mrs. Paul II. White. Mrs. Frank
Churchman, Miss Kate Stewart, Miss Anna
Louise Beck, Miss Lillle Reese. Miss Anna
Spann, Mrs. Edgar IX. Evans. The valen
tine booth will have some attractive nov
elties In the collection of valentines, which
are sent from Washington by Miss De
borah Moore, from Philadelphia by MI33
Virginia Keep, from Chicago by Mrs. Theo
dore Varney and from New York by Misses
Helen and Josephine Holman. There will
be, in addition to the valentine booth, a
candy and lemonade booth, and each child
will also receive a valentine as a souvenir.
Hart's Orchestra will furnish the music for
Mrs. L. Sraithey is at Indianapolis this
week, visiting her daughter.
Mrs. E. T. Shubrlck and children are vis
iting relatives in Greencastle.
Miss Gertrude Sargent, of Lawrence, is
the guest of Miss Carrie Burton.
Miss Mae Gorby, of Muncie. is visiting
Mrs. Bessie Sargent for a few days.
Miss Susie Halslup, of Columbus, visited
Miss Minnie Y'oung here this week.
Mrs. N. S. Martz, of Tipton, visited her
sister, Mrs. John Tingle, here this week.
John Oliver and Miss Oliver, of Franklin,
visited Dr. and Mrs. T. B. Noble here this
Mrs. E. W. Rogers, of Indianapolis, is
visiting her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph
Miss Hannah Cully, of Indianapolis, vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Strauss the first of
Mrs. Stella Carpenter and daughter. Miss
Clara, of Franklin, are visiting Mr. George
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Owens entertained
Mr. and Mrs. George Christian, of Indian
apolis, a few days this week.
Mrs. Elizabeth Noble returned to her
home in New Castle on Friday, after hav
ing spent a few days with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Stanton entertained a
number of their friends Tuesday evening in
honor of Professor Canine and Mrs. Ca
nine. Messrs. Harvey Brewer and Alfred
Dickey left on Wednesday for an extended
trip through the South. Before returning
they will visit Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Charles Kuhl, of Elwood, and Miss
Maggie Beckner were married at the
bride's home on Tuesday evening. They
will make their future home in Elwood,
where the groom is engaged In business.
To Any- One of the Lynchers Who Will
Tarn State Evidence.
In order to secure the conviction of .the
lynchers 'of Marion Tyler, at Scottsburg,
the State has agreed to offer Immunity
from prosecution to any one of the lynch-
MIO liJ Witt lui ii ouiig is ciiuciivci xuo
State long ago offered a reward of $500 for
any evidence which would secure the con
viction of any of the lynchers, but up to
the present time no information on which
a legal action could be based has been
forthcoming. The state officials say they
will act at once on any information that is
furnished of an authentic character.
CITY NEWS NOTES.
The Republican committee of Wayne
township has elected Commissioner Henry
Harding as chairman.
The choir of Fletcher-place M. E. Church
will have charge of the music at the meet
ing of the Murphy Gospel Temperance
League in Shover's Hall to-morrow after
noon. H. C. Smith, a baker, living at 713 West
St. Clair street, was arrested yesterday on
a complaint by Conrad Beck, who claims
his name was signed by Smith to a bond as
Sixteen school teachers from New Castle,
under the guidance of Superintendent J. C.
Weir, visited Ihe public schools of Indian
apolis yesterday with a view of learning
more of school methods and management.
The Rev. II. B. Long, pastor of the Peo
ple's Congregational Church, corner Black
ford and Michigan streets, will deliver the
second of his series of popular lectures to
morrow evening; subject, "Life of Abra
Carl Mlnich, a newspaper artist, living at
the Lorraine Hotel, has not been seen
about his rooms cr usual haunts since Sat
urday last, and friends are becoming some
what anxious about him. His clothing and
other effects were left in his room.
The committee on arrangements which
has charge of the annual banquet to be
given by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
announce that the coming one will be the
most elaborate ever 'given by the society.
The applications for plates, thus far. Indi
cate a splendid attendance on March 17.
Members of the society Vill enjoy a smoker
at the Denison to-morrow afternoon.
J. B. Conner, of the Bureau of Statistics,
says that recently he has received a num
ber of letters asking if he was a member of
a legislative committee appointed to op
pose legislation favorable to State educa
tion. Mr. Conner says that he has before
stated through the press that he was not
a member of such a committee, and states
most positively that he would not accept
such an appointment.
If the plans of the Home Brewing Com
pany now under consideration are carried
out Mozart Hall will during the summer
be remodeled and enlarged, making it one
of the finest buildings in the city for clubs
and societies. The features. It Is said, will
be a German cafe on the first floor, club
rooms, parlors, dining rooms and a re
hearsal room on the second floor. The
ihlrd floor will be a large hall with gallery,
Ftage, with complete equipment, and dress
V. ,11 . . CT ! n . n c A.rl4AVOA
A'Llttle Domestic Trouble.
A report was sent to the City Dispensary
last night paying that Mrs. Turner, living
at 1222 North Capitol avenue, had taken
laudanum and needed medical attention.
On arriving at the door the doctor was told
that his services were not needed, that a
little "domestic trouble" only had dis
turbed the quietude of the household, and
that the woman had only a "fainting
spell." It was said she had once taken
Mr. Rellly Accepts.
As stated In the Journal at the time of
the meeting of the Democratic state com
mittee, Joseph Rellly has been selected as
secretary of the committee, and the state
ment was made yesterday at the Grand
Hotel thaMie had accepted the place.
The local colored Lincoln League will be
represented at the Anderson meeting by
Gurley Brewer. George L. Knox, Dr. S. A.
Furnis, Charles W. Brown, John Purycar,
James Shelton and Gabriel Jones.'
Advocates a Ulg Fnnd.
D. P. Erwin, of the Art Association, Is
advocating the postponement of a decision
as to the museuu' site end an appeal for a
popular subscription of $100,000 for the. use
of the association, each contribution of SI
entitling the doner to one ballot in a vo'
to be taken on where the museum shall be
William B. York at the City Hospital
He Mny Die.
A man who Is supposed to be William B.
York, a farmer living at or near Converse,
Ind., was taken to the City Hospital about
11 o'clock last night suffering from concus
sion. His condition was serious, but it was
not thought he would die. He fell from
a street-car at the corner of Washington
and Alabama streets. Bertrand Keller, a
messenger boy riding a blcycie in the rear
of the car, said he thought the man fell be
cause he tried to get off tho car back
wards. He was taken to a nearby restau
rant, and Dr. Karchner, of the City Dis
pensary, summoned. He was unconscious,
and immediately transferred to the hos
pital, and was yet unconscious at a late
On his person was found a number of
papers, among them being one on whlcii
was written. "Wm. B. York. Occupation,
farmer. Converse, Ind." A. railroad ticket,
Indianapolis to Kokomo, was found, and
two canceled notes, signed by William B.
York, for $500 each. A deposit clip from
the Converse Bank showed a deposit of SsrQ
and a statement of assessed property gave
a. valuation of $17,000. There were no Indi
cations that he had been drinking. It was
thought his skull had been fractured.
AMOS IS OUT OF OFFICE
INDICTED SUELBY COMMISSIONER
TENDERS HIS. RESIGNATION.
Complains Bitterly of "Persecntlon"
Succeeded by W. P. Jackson Rays
Threatened vrlth Libel.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SHELBYVILLE, . Ind., Feb. 0. Commis
sioner William Amos, under accusation of
the last grand Jury for malfeasance in of
fice, this afternoon handed his resignation
to Auditor Oltman. In a written statement
accompanying it he said:
"In connection with my resignation as
commissioner of Shelby county, which I
herewith present, I desire to make to you.
end through you to the people, a brief
statement of the reasons that cause me to
take this action. Almost from the hour I
received my nomination for the office of
commissioner at the hands of my party, I
have been pursued, slandered, and vllitled
with political abuse and insult unsur
passed, and, ever since I became a member
of the board, personal enemies have mis
icpresented my official acts, and at every
opportunity sought to injure me. When X
became a member of the board the county
was carrying considerable Indebtedness in
temporary loans, which, with other indebt
edness, has been, funded Into bonds. There
has been, also, a strong demand from many
parts of the county for public improve
ments In bridges, culverts, much free
gravel road work TJnd county asylum re
pairs, which I believed it my duty to aid
in having done. Because of this Indebted
ness and the public clamor Incited and di
rected against me and other members of
th board by designing partisans and per
sonal and political enemies, and within a
few months of the end of my term of of
fice, I have been subjected to a prosecution
lor removal from office. 'A hue and cry
has been raised against me, and, as it
seems to me, by constant misrepresenta
tions and falsehoods published and circu
lated concerning myself in particular, the
county has been filled with excitement and
bitter and unreasoning prejudice has been
raised against me and my cause, which will
listen to no explanation or defense. My pe
tition for a change of venue, to which I be
lieve I was-Justly entitled, has been denied.
In view of the public feeling and excite
ment about the case, and the general and
titter prejudice against me brought about
by the means and conditions mentioned, it
would be useless for me to expect a fair
and impartial hearing at the forced trial
that is proposed. I am satisfied that, be
fore Impartial Jurors and with fair and im
partial and unprejudiced surroundings, I
could meet and successfully defend myself
against the several charges alleged in the
accusation filed against me, which no one
could hope to do before a tribunal so unfair
and unjust and with surroundings so
wrought up, bitter and prejudiced as they
are in this case. At my age in life, having
in view my limited means and my financial
condition, I do not feel able to bear the
expense of such an unfair contest and do
not desire to attempt it. For these reasons
I now hereby tender, my resignation as
commissioner of Shelby county, Indiana,
the same to take effect at once.
. "WILLIAM AMOS."
The resignation was accepted, and late
this evening Auditor Oltman announced
the election of William Perry Jackson as
county commissioner, in place of William
Two years ago Amos and Jackson were
both candidates for the nomination as com
missioner before the Democratic county
primary. It has always been claimed by
Jackson's friends that at that time he
had the majority of the votes cast, but
that certain persons, in order to get con
trol of the County Board of Commissioners,
falsified the returns and gave the place to
Amos. In fact, on the face of the early
returns Jackson was nominated by about
thirty votes, but Amos was declared the
nominee. It is expected by the Democratic
politicians of the county that the appoint
ment of Jackson will heal some of the lo
cal trouble. The resignation of Amos will
act as a dismissal of the charges against
him. It is expected that James L. Cherry,
the other commissioner under accusation,
will resign before his case comes up for
trial next week.
Andrew Hensley, of Union township, one
of the grand Jurors against whom the
Democrat made charges of accepting a
bribe from Mrs. R. W. Davis, to-day tiled
a legal demand upon the Ray sisters, de
manding a retraction of the libel, as fol
lows: "To Mary Ray, Sadie Ray, Fannie Ray and
Hattle Ray, partners doing business un
der the firm name and style of The
"You and each of you are hereby notified
that in your Issue of the paper, to wit, the
Shelbyville Dally Democrat, .issued and
published at the principal office of said pa
per, In the city of Shelbyville, on Monday,
the 5th day of February, 1900, In an article
therein, headed 'The Prizes In the Box,'
you publish of and concerning the under
signed the following false, libelous and
defamatory matten to wit: 'It was this
man, Andrew Hensley, who sat on the jury
which tried the murderer of Sheriff Albert
McCorkle and gave him two years in pris
on. It was this man. Andrew Hensley, who
signed a trustee bond for Cyrus Montgom
ery, once the trustee of union township,
for which favor he is alleged to have been
paid töO by both Mr. Montgomery and J. P.
Carter, who resided with Mr. Hensley. Mr.
Hensley referred to is the same man who
took to his home from Shelbyville since be
ing drawn upon the grand jury a supply
of new carpets.'
Mr. Hensley said this morning that there
was no foundation whatever for the article
as far as ue was concerned, and that un
less the libel was retracted he would insti
tute suit for libel, and he has employed
counsel for that purpose.
John Collins Has Not Failed.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. -The failure of John
Collins, a member of the Cotton Exchange,
was announced at the opening of the mar
ket to-day. A little later Mr. Collins sent
word to the managers of the exchange that
we would pay dollar for dollar and resume
business, and that the announcement of
his Inability to meet his contracts was all
u mistake. Mr. Collins was afterward seen
at his office, where he said: "The whole
thing Is a dreadful mistake. I have not
suspended or failed, and I cannot under
stand how the thing started. There has
been no interruption of my business."
Sensational Hill lard Run Made.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9.-Wm. P. Foss. of
Haverstraw, N. Y., again topped the hun
dred mark to-night by making a sensa
tional run of 106 points in his twenty-sixth
TOPICS IN THE CHURCHES.
Sunday Soliool Lesson
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON.
Feb. 11, lOOOt John HI, 1 -IK Jesus
The visit of Nicodemus to Jesus ought to be
viewed in the light of events then transpiring.
This ruler of the Jews has been severely criti
cised for the clandestine character of his visit,
lie has been characterized as constitutionally
timid (Westcott). as having softness of constitu
tion (Olshausen), and even as a despicable tlme-
server (Elchhorn.) But It should be remem
bered that the ever-widening breach between the
officials of the Hebrew church and the reform
ing rabbi had already begun. As a class they
were his pronounced enemies. Nicodemus rose
superior to the Intense prejudice of his clique, at
least to the extent of visiting the offending
Teacher and Inquiring Into Ills doctrine. The
wonder is not that he came at night, but that
he came at all. Considering the perversity of
the human heart especially the heart of a ruler
of the Jews the action of this master in Israel
Is admirable. Jesus had signalized the
open Ins of Ilia ministry by a series of miracles
wrought in Jerusalem and at the feast-time.
Most conspicuous ' hour and place! Nicodemus
was one of the many upon -whom these signs had
had their designed effect. He refers a,t once m
his first polite address to the miracles as suffi
cient seals to the supernatural origin of Jesus'
mission. Jesus knew "what was In" His
visitor, his exact status. Here was a man su
perior to his class, but not wholly free from
their prejudices; one profoundly interested In
the kingdom of God, but not yet apprehending,
its spiritual character. The tenor of Jesus' ut
tered word fits exactly' -Into the mortise of Nico
demus's thought The metaphor of a
new birth was familiar to the Hebrew mind.
They considered all proselytes to their faith as
having been born again. What nonplussed Nico
demus was to be told that he could only come
Into the kingdom of God as the proselyte .came
Into the Hebrew Church. He considered him
self a charter member of that kingdom. Now,
to find that It was not a question of a higher or
a lower seat at the table, but of any seat at
all that was what dumfounded him. "He,
Abraham's son, and in addition a Pharisee and
ruler, and yet to be shut out with heathen
'dogs' It was incomprehensible!" Con
fusion led this master In Israel to the silliest
possible rejoinder. He seeks to parry the thrust
and gain time by taking literally what he knew
to be a figure of speech. His questions fairly
die upon his lips. Here is a lovely ex
ample of the gentleness of Jesus. He does not
break the bending reed. He amplifies his first
impression, "born again," into "born of water
and the Spirit." .And further: "Depravity can
only beget depravity, ' but the Spirit can beget
the spiritual. So the" great need of humanity is
to be 'Spirit-born. This only is ' the way Into
the kingdom of God." This Splrlt-blrth
is incomprehensible. But this is no insuperable
objection to it; for there are a good many
"earthly things" that cannot bo understood. The
Invisible. Imponderable breath of nature who
knows It exhaustively? But who doubts Its ex
istence, so long as it gives its audible token?
Who would refuse to avail himself of It for
either his lungs or his sails because he cannot
know all about it? As Rudolf Stier well
says. "A hard figure had humbled to the posi
tion of learner, a roaster In Israel." In his very
question as to tho manner, . Nicodemus admits
the fact of a new birth into the kingdom of
THE TEACHER'S LANTERN.
An old proverb says, "Go to the Jordan, and
thou shalt see the Trinity." The reference is to
the simultaneous manifestation of the three Per
sons at the baptism of Jesus Father, voice;
Son, incarnate form: Holy Ghost, dove. So we
may say, "Go to the Gospel of John, third chap
ter, and you will find the three Persons of the
adorable Trinity engaged In the ineffable work
of human redemption." The Father loves a lost
world and gives Ills Son. The Son is lifted up
to an expiatory death, as Moses lifted up the
appointed sign amid the serpents and corpses of
the smitten encampment of the wilderness. And,
finally, the Holy Spirit cleanses and Infuses the
principle of new spiritual and eternal life in the
soul heretofore dead. Well may Luther call this
"the Bible in miniature" (Bibel Im kleinen), and
Stier describe it as "the most sublime and sim
ple expression of the eternal mystery of re
demption which the Scriptures contain."
Nlcodemuses abound to-day. They are deferen
tial and even complimentary to Jesus. But they
find in Him only a teaching Messiah. His word
and example are the ladder to heaven, not His
cross. They understand not the Imperative ne
cessity, the incalculable advantage of "His lift
ing up," nor its similitude to the lifting up of
the serpent by Moses. They stop short of the
atonement In Christ. They lose all. They are
like that Saxon peasant boy Zeller tells of, who,
on being asked it he learned anything of Jesus
at school, replied: "Oh, yes!" "What, then?"
"That He was a good teacher of the people."
Bless me! This world has had teachers enough.
What it wanted was a Savior! Be born
again. That is the first sentence of the Divine
catechism (Stier.) The very term Is, In itself,
enough to Inspire hope. It Is an effect which,
by the utmost striving, we can not produce upon
ourselves. It is a gift. Sum and sub
stance of the Christian religion is a principle of
life In the human soul. It is not doctrine, but
life (Ebal.) As Luther paraphrases it: "My doc
trine la not of doing or leaving undone, but of
being and becoming; so that it is not a new
work to be done, but Just the being new-created."
Or again, with Draseke: "The kingdom
of God is nothing Into which a man can think or
study or read or hear or talk or discuss himself;
Inning in his match against Charles
Threshie, of Boston. The match -was the
ninth in the Class A championship tour
ney, under the auspices of the A. A. U.,
now in progress at the Knickerbocker A.
C, the final score being: Foss, 400;
BEP0RTS OF SUFFRAGISTS.
Women Tell of the Work Done In Be
half of Their Sex.
"WASHINGTON. Feb. 9. The morning
session of the Women's National Suffrage
Association was devoted to addresses by
several members. They told of the strength
of their respective associations in their re
spective States. ' A unique report, in the
form of a poem, was presented by Mrs.
Margaret Rose, of Oklahoma. It told of
women's suffrage in that Territory and
the advance made there. Mrs. Willard, of
Michigan, regarded the visit of Mrs. Susan
B. Anthony as the principal event in the
history of the cause of women in that
State in the last twelve months. Others
who made addresses were Henry B. Biack
well, of Massachusetts; Mrs. Cralnslow, of
Delaware; Mrs. Thomas, of Georgia; Ellen
Powell Thompson, of the District of Co
lumbia; C. W. McCulloch, of Illinois; Mrs.
Avery, of Indiana; Mettie L. Romans, of
Iowa; Annie L. Dlggs, of Kansas; Caroline
E. Merrick, of Louisiana; Lucia Hobart
Day, of Maine; Mary B. Thomas, of Mary
land, and Lavlna A. Hatch, of Massachu
setts. The report of the treasurer, which was
presented, showed a sufficient balance and
increased receipts during the year.
A "work conference" occupied the time
of the convention at Its afternoon session.
Mary G. Hay, secretary of the committee
on organization, presided and addressed
the meeting on the question of the need of
organization, as also did Addle Johnson,
vice president of the Missouri association,
on how to render organization permanent.
To-night's programme included papers as
follows: "The Training of Women Journal
ists," Ida Husted Harper, California;
"New Professions for Women Centering in
the Home," Anna Barrows, literary- editor
American Kitchen Magazine, Masschu
setts: "The Duty of the Women Citizens of
the United States in the Present Political
Crisis," Isabella Beecher Hooker, , Con
necticut: "The Justice of Woman Suff
rage," Mary Church Terrell, District of Co
lumbia: 'Woman's Position in the Minis
try." Bev. Ida C. Hulten, of Illinois.
In Mrs. Hooker's absence her paper was
read by Mary Seymour Howell, of New
York. It dealt with the Philippine question
and was antl-lmperlallstlc in tone. She
recommended that the convention petition
Congress that, being impressed with the
Idea of the Constitution and the Declara
tion of Independence that the "consant of
a man can only experience his way into the
kingdom of God." If we only availed
ourselves of what we understood, we could not
live a day longer in this world. I heard a col
lege professor, at an amateur club, expounding
the principles of the application of electricity to
locomotion. He was technical, and used alge
braic equations on the blackboard. At the cloe
he politely Invited questions. The very first
was: "Well, but, professor, what does make the
car gor The scientist turned to put the equa
tion on the board again, while his elderly Inter
locutor sank back In her chair disconsolately.
She may never know what makes the car go,
but she will never decline to ride upon it on that.
account. Shall we show less common sense con
cerning the car of salvation?
Like a Great Tree.
The organized Sunday school work of this
country Is like a tree in several respects. The
roots are the various religious denominations
and the common soil In which they grow is the
Word of God. The trunk is the great Interna
tional Association, covering practically North
America. The large trunk: branches are the
various state and provincial organizations. The
smaller branches are the county organizations
while the twigs are the township organizations.
It is all one tree. Each part is essential to the
whole. While the twig (township organization)
bears the fruit. It would be fruitless without the
trunk. The International convention is like the
electric plant while the township convention is
like the electric lamp which shines on your cor
ner. Circulars of explanation sent on applica
tion by any state secretary or by Mr. Marlon
Lawrance, Toledo, O., the International secre-
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR TOPIC
For Feb. 11 Seek First the Kingdom
of Godt Matthew, xlll, 44-40.
Crowns before cobwebs.
The Christian business man Is known by the
fact that he is engaged in a business which
takes precedence of the one named on his sign
the King's business. The Christian lawyer
studies first the laws of the Kingdom, the Chris
tian doctor Is always in consultation with the
Great Physician, the Christian homekeeper
thinks first of the "home over there." They
live in time, but they live also in eternity.
Churches will never be sluggish when church
members put the Kingdom first. Missions will
never go begging when Christian pocketbooks
pay first tribute to the Kingdom. Calls to the
church and Christian Endeavor office will never
be refused when It Is understood In what a
Kingdom they are posts of honor.
For, what Is the Kingdom? Our little wooden
church, with the bell hung in a tree hard by?
Yes, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
Our halting Sunday school teachers? Yes, and
Wanamaker's great school in Philadelphia.
Our struggling Christian Endeavor Society,
with scarcely members enough to roan the com
mittees? Yes, and the eleven splendid Endeavor
societies in that one Baptist church. Russell
Con well's. '
Our hundred meetings here in Hardscrabble?
Yes. and the great missionary ingatherings of
China and India.
That is what we need, to hearten us in our
service of Christ, to stiffen our backbones and
unbend our purses and throw our heads proudly
erect we need to know the majesty, of the King
dom. That it may be first In our lives, we need
to know how it is first in the world; yes, first,
in spite of tho world's selfishness and greed and
shortsighted ambitions. When we see empires
ruled by this Kingdom we are more likely to
obey its laws ourselves.
And so knowledge Is at the bottom of it when
one determines to "seek first the Kingdom" a
study of the Bible, to get the vast plans for the
Kingdom; a study of misslonr, to get the vast
proportions of the Kingdom; a study of the
church, to get the vast power of the Kingdom,
and a study of the world, to comprehend the
woeful need of the Kingdom. No one can long
pursue these four studies, or any one of them,
without coming In real earnest to seek first the
Kingdom of God.
And that means that he will consider religious
work as something not to be shunned, but
sought, and sought not in the minimum amount,
but the maximum. With him the question will
be, not how little he can give to God's work,
and maintain his credit with men, but how
much he can give to It and so share in the Joy
of God. If he finds he is giving more than his
proportion of money or toil, he rejoices in that
pre-eminence of service. Where others seek ex
cuses from God's house, he seeks opportunity to
go. Where others long for Monday, he longs for
Sunday. Where others wonder what men will
say, he asks only what God says.
And one who thus seeks first the Kingdom of
heaven, discovers that he has gained with it all
other "firsts." Whoever gives Christ the head
of the table will find It spread with the best of
food. AMOS R. WELLS.
The London Trip.
Careful arrangements have been made by tho
State Christian Endeavor Union for the trip to
London for the convention and to Europe. Very
low rates have been secured. The English En
deavorers are making elaborate arrangements for
the convention, and will give their visitors a
royal welcome. The convention will be held on
the outskirts of the city In tents. Hotel tents
will be erected near by. The state union has
made ample arrangements for all who may wish
to make the trip with the Endeavorers. Full in
formation may be obtained by addressing the
chairman of the transportation committee,
J. W. KAPP. Richmond, Ind.
the governed" lies at the foundation of all
Just government, it would urge upon Con
gress the duty of assisting the people of
the Philippine Islands to form such a gov
ernment. The people of all the islands in
the group, she said, should be invited to
open negotiations with the United States
for the purpose of organizing and estab
lishing an independent government under
the supervision and protection of the
United States, this government to main
tain military control until such a govern
ment Is fully established.
ADMIRAL DEWEY RICH.
Sayn He Secured the Wealth of the
World When He Got Ills Wife.
NEW YORK. Feb. 9. Admiral and Mrs.
Dewey were the guests of honor at a din
ner given at the Union League Club in
Brooklyn last night. President William E.
Pulsifer, In a speech which recited the bat
tle and victory in Manila bay and sounded
the praises of Admiral Dewey, presented to
him a handsome gold medal. In response
to President Pulslfer's address the admiral
said: "For this beautiful gift I thank you
from the bottom of my heart, and I wish to
say that all that my friend. Lieutenant
Rees, wished for me on a former occasion
has been fulu.ied. I have the wealth of the
world," (pointing to Mrs. Dewey.)
REVOLT IN MARTINIQUE.
Troops Fire on nioters. Kill Mne and
FORT DE FRANCE. Martinique, Feb.
9. A mob of about 1,200 miners, has since
Monday last been preventing the harvest
ing of sugar cane. The movement Is ex
tending and troops have been sent in all
directions. An infantry post of twenty-five
men was attacked and fired on its assail
ants, killing nine men and wounding four
teen. In the commune of Le Francois two
Incendiary fires have occurred on planta
tions. Murder nnd Suicide.
DIXIE. Wash., Feb. 9. Benjamin Royce,
a well-to-do farmer, near here, was shot to
death last night by his grandson. Frank
Rice, who afterwards cremated the body
and committed suicide.
Florida and Cuba.
The Florida Limited, Queen & Crescent
Route and Southern Railway. 24 hours Cin
cinnati to Jacksonville, is a vestlbuled lim
ited train, through to Florida without
change. Service is unequaled. Hundred
miles shortest line. Low rates now la ef
fect for round-trip tickets.
For coughs, colds, grip, asthma,
bronchitis, consumption and
malaria. It stimulates the blood
and aids digestion.
Gorentnvrnt stamp marki th g-nulae t toe ctrefuL
All drtrristi ind grocers, Jio i tattle. '
Book of iaiarmatio and rttimiil mm htm.
DUm MALT "V7HI3HT CO RoctfJttr, U. 7.
SAAVS AND MILL. SI' 111,1 OS.
E. C. ATKINS & CO. CTtT
Manufacturers and Re- Oil W S
pairers of all kinds of
Office nnd Factory, Sooth nnd Illinois
Streets. Indianapolis. Ind.
G A 147 f. BELTING and
SA W S EMERY WHEELS
W. B. Barry Saw and Supply Co
in S. FENN. 8T. All kinds cf Saws repaired.
Copy of Statement of the Conditira
United States Fidelity
and Guaranty Co.
On the 31st day of December, IS?.
It Is located at No. 20 South Calvert street,
JOHN R. BLAND. GEO. R. CALLIS.
The amount of its capital is J1.B00.0C3
The amount of Its capital paid up is 1.&O0.0C3
Tbe Assets of the Company in the U. S. tn ci
Cash on hand and In the hands of
agents or other persons $327,441.&4
Real estate unincumbered 61.41C.71
Bonds owned by the company,
bearing Interest at the rate of
... per cent., secured as follow:
Government bonds, market value
State and city bonds, market.
Railroad bonds, market value.... 192,000.00
Ban stocks, market value 1.340.CO
Ixans secured by pledge of se
Loans on bonds and mortgages of .
real estate, worth double tho
amount for which the same is
mortgaged, and free from any
prior Incumbrance 47.935.T2
Debts otherwise secured.; 47.4T5.ll
Debts for premiums
All other securities, accrued In
Total assets .$2,188,577.83
Losses unadjusted J3.C3.23
Losses in suspense, waiting for
further proof 3,537.75
All other claims against the com-
pany , S5.C2L47
Amount necessary to reinsure out
standing risks S12,SSS.2S
Total liabilities fJ3C3.150.67
State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State.
I, the undersigned, auditor of state of the
State of Indiana, hereby 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, 1S39. as
shown by the original statement, an' that
the said original statement Is now on file in
In testimony whereof I here
unto subscribe my name and af
SEAL. fix my official seal this 31st day
of January, 1300.
W. IL HART, Auditor of State.
GENERAL AGENT, INDIAN At
10 When Building
Copy of Statement of the CcsCitba
United States Branch of th
On the 31st day of December, 15;?. '
It Is located at Ncs. 18 and 20 Front street.
East. Toronto, Canada.
HON. GEO. A. COX. President.
Home Office Toronto, Canada.
Tbe Assets of tbe Con piny In tbe U. S. are ca
Cash on hand or In the bands of
agents or other persons il54.CC3.S7
Bonds owned by the company,
bearing Interest at the rate of
Zt. 4. 4H. 5 and 6 per cent, se
cured as follows:
U. S. bonds, market value 312,S00.C0
State, county and municipal
bonds, market value S14.0&L6
Railroad -tocks and bonds, mar
ket value 40.220.00
Other stocks and bonds, market
Loans on bonds and mortgages of
real estate, worth double the
amount for which the same is
mortgaged, and free from any
prior incumbrance lft.ono.oo
Debts for premiums W
All other securities 9,CT&1
Total asseU 1.215,2L3.23
Losses adjusted and not due $2T.177.52
Ixsses unadjusted 63,433.17
Losses in suspense, waiting for
further proof 5.SR20
All other claims against the com
Amount necessary to reinsure out
standing risks eno.12s.e4
Total liabilities ...tr30.3S0.4O
State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State.
I, the undersigned, auditor of state of the
State of Indiana, hereby certify that the
above is a correct copy of the statement of
the condition of the above-menlloned com
pany on the 31st day of December, 1S. as
shown by the original statement, and that
the said original statement Is now on file la
In testimony whereof I hcr
SEAL. unto subscribe my name and at
fix my official seal this 31st Aty
of January, im W. IL IIART.
Auditor of State.
D. A. rjCIIAODSON, 131 Esst Batet 1
P. J. FLANEDY, 2 Tt:rpj V.: