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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 190D.
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The reports of the antl-irapcrlallst confer
ence Indicate that a limited number of men
can entertain many views.
How many days will elapse before the
Bryan party will be assailing the President
for his vigorous policy toward China?
If less than , three men could make a
rarty several might be made out of the
disagreeing factions now visiting this city.
It 13 cause of complaint by some that we
have nine kinds of money, but no one can
truthfully say that either of the nine
Varieties is not as good as gold.
It Is very funny to see the New York
Imperialistic visitor suggesting a gold
standard platform to such men as Dr.
Van Vorhls and the Indorsement of the
merit system for the civil service to antl
lmperlallsts of the Rookcr variety.
"Mark llanna is an issue" shouts the
SentineL Well,. not that exactly, but as a
Democratic bugaboo he is filling a great
role. If Democratic editors keep on It will
presently come to rasa that members of
their party will bo afraid to go out alone
More than two million depositors in the
pavings banks of New York have $9:,0S1,-
30 laid away, the Increase in depositors
the last year being 105,168 and In deposits
(3,638,310. and more than 1200,000,000 since
And yet we are told that the masses
are not so well off as years ago.
"Bryan Republicans' is a term In use
with "Anti-Imperialists" who are ashamed
to class themselves where they belong.
There Is no such thing as a Bryan Repub
lican. Former Republicans now training
In Bryan's crowd are Democrats of the
variety sometimes rudely designated by
big D's and F's.
Dr. TV. A. CrofTut, of Washington, D. C,
row In Indianapolis as a member of the
AntI-lmperialist League." is quoted by an
evening paper as saying that he Is a "Bry
an Republican." Dr. Croffut once estab
lished a reputation as a writer of mild
newspaper humor. The humor. Judging by
this effort, seems to grow milder with age.
The gentlemen attending the anti-im-
perlallst conference should not be called
delegates, since delegates are selected to
represent a large body of citizens upon
some basis of numbers. The men who
teem to be active in this vicinity are Bry-
anites. and they will be sufficiently numer
ous in the mass meeting, should the matter
come to a vote, to indorse Mr. Bryan as
the anti-imperialistic candidate.
Ex-Senator Henderson was dropped from
the list of the political quick more than a
decade ago. He was a Republican until 1S92,
when he supported Mr. Cleveland. Ex-Secretary
Boutwell was set aside by the Re
publicans of Massachusetts in 1S77. Dis
carded men past the three-score and ten
limit are not vitalizing forces in politics.
Besides, when he was following General
Grant Mr. Boutwell was an expansionist,
advocating the purchase of San Domingo.
It may be remarked that the cor
respondent of the New York Herald and
Chicago Record in Manila, who glorifies
Agulnaldo, disputes the word of Admiral
Dewey and charges American soldiers with
shocking and unnecessary slaughter of
Tagals, has undertaken too much at one
time. To present Agulnaldp as a truthful
man and denounce American soldiers as
wholesale murderers In one article is rather
Snore than the American people will ac
cept. There Is such a thjng as overdoing
One of the troubles in the cotton belt
la the lack of labor for the reason that the
fcegroes have been flocking to the cities.
Fields have been abandoned because of
sjcarcity of labor to till them. A cor
respondent of the Memphis Appeal ex
presses gratification because the au
thorities to cities are forcing the negroes
cut into the country; they are called va
grants because they go to the cities,
where they can obtain more money for
their labor. Without rights In the courts
the negro has a dismal future In the cot
A Prohibition leader states that It is
not a matter of consequence that a man
drinks whisky so long as he votes against
the saloon. If there were none who drink
whisky there would be no saloons. More
over, the real advocacy of temperance
which counts Is that of the Francis Mur
phy quality, which seeks to Induce men
not to drink. It is the requirement of so
briety by railway managers, manufac
turers and business men that is making
the people more temperate as the years
pass, not the vehement denunciation and
slanders o Prohibition leaders.
The statement that President Kruger
rent to the government to ascertain if
the United ßtate would vouchsafe him an
ojlum 1j .too absurd for fairly intclli-
gent people to credit. Tresldent Kruger
knows that the moment he touched Ajncrl
can soil or was on board an American ship
in neutral waters he would be entirely
safe. His offer.se against Great Britain la
political, and there is no ' extradition for
such offends. It is not probable there is
a word cf truth in the report. If any
consul ever asked if a refuge would be
guaranteed President Kruger in this coun
try he should be dismissed as an Ignoramus.
A SI OGESTION TO THE .WTI-IMFER-I
A LIST COXFERHNCE.
Several citizens of the United States from
different portions of the country are In
this city to consider the dangers of im
perialism. As stated, this danger is seen
in the fact that the present government
has not promised Independence to the peo
ple of Porto' Rico, Hawaii and the Philip
pines, as it has to Cuba. If the President's
party would announce that after securing
stable governments in these islands their
people wouid be left to Independence some
of these excellent citizens would be satis
fied. Others, however, will be satisfied
with nothing short of the hauling down of
our Rag in the Philippines and leaving the
country to care for itself. Unless one or
the other of these courses is pursued these
visitors see the overthrow of the liberties
of the American people and the destruction
of the federal. Constitution.
The Journal does not share the alarm of
these gentlemen holding the anti-imperialist
conference. It seems that they are the
victims of their overwrought imaginations.
The surprise, however, is that men who
are so anxious regarding the destruction of
the Constitution in the , governing of the
Philippines are not alarmed at the positive
annulment of the- fourteenth and fifteenth
amendments of the same Constitution by
the ruling element In . the States of Missis
sippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and North
Carolina. The Journal would call their at
tention to the fact that more than 2.DO0.00O
Inhabitants of those States have been prac
tically deprived of citizenship. These peo
ple are natives of the land, yet during the
past five years 560,000 of them who were
voters have been deprived of the right of
suffrage in defiance of the plain provisions
of the Constitution of the United States.
If this assault upon the rights of citizens
is not checked before two years shall have
passed 1,500,000 men who are voters under
the Constitution will have been disfran
chised, and not less than 6,000,000 people be
deprived of every right and all the protec
tion which full citizenship confers. Can
not these so-called anti-imperialists, who
grieve over the alleged wrong of governing
the discordant and ignorant natives of the
Philippines in a manner that will be to
their well-being, perceive the outrage of
robbing:. In defiance of the Constitution,
more than 6,000,000 citizens of the United
States of all participation in the govern
ment under which they live? Is it a mat
ter of no consequence that, with the denial
of the right to vote, 560,000 Americans have
lost citizenship, the right to sit as Jurors,
and to have their causes in court tried by
men Of their own race? Is It of no conse
quence that 560,000 American-born men
shall be taxed and thrown Into prison if
payment is refused, and yet denied the
right to vote? Can these anti-imperialists.
so zealous of the rights of far-away semi-
savages, look unhaoved- upon the degrada
tion of 6,000,000 American-born inhabitants
to a serfdom which does not now exist in
It is sincerely hoped that the anti-Imper-
ialists will take cognizance of the whole
sale destruction of the rights of citizens
In the South by the Kind-holding and other
wise superior race, and put thenselvcs on
record by resolutions something like the
Resolved, That this conference views with
alarm and indignation the annulling of the
fourteenth and fifteenth amendments of
the Constitution in the States of Missis
sippi. South Carolina. Louisiana and North
Carolina, by which 500,000 voters have been
disfranchised and several million American
born inhabitants reduced to hopeless serf
dom. If the conference docs not do this the
public will be forced to the conclusion that
Agulnaldo and a few thousand Tagals un
der him who are murdering? American sol
diers are of more consequence than mill
ions of colored native citizens who always
respond to calls to defend the national--
FIAT OR DEPRECIATED PAPER.
It Is fair to assume that nine-tenths of
the active business men of the country
favor the national banking system, and
that they do not join with the Kansas City
convention in its demand for "the retire
ment of the national bank notes as fast as
government paper and silver certificates
can be substituted for them." The truth
is that the leaders of the Democratic party
before It was Bryanlzed and fell a prey
to populism denounced the issue of paper
money by the government. During the in
tense struggle of Jackson and his follow
ers against the United States Bank the
issue of paper money by the United States
government was never mooted. The issue
of circulating notes by state banks was the
Democratic substitute for the Bank of the
United States. Every Democrat in Con
gress voted against the legal-tender act
under which the greenbacks were issued as
a war measure. All conservative leaders
of the party like Mr. Tilden opposed the
Issue of government paper.
The declaration of the Bryan platform
on thU subject is entitled to attention:
"We demand the retirement of the national
bank notes as fast as government rjaier
and silver certificates can be substituted
for them." This means that as far as
possible all the legislation upon which the
national banks are based will be repealed
and that government paper and silver cer
tificates shall take the place of the bank
note. How shall this government paper Le
obtained? By Issue, and evidently without
any coin In the treasury or any provision
for its redemption. It is the old. discarded
greenbacklsm pure and simple. Silver cer
tiflc&tes are also 'to take the place of the
national bank notes. Silver certificates
mean that there are silver dollars or silver
bullion of equivalent value In the treas
ury of the United States to redeem them.
But the United States has no silver dollars
or bullion upon which to Issue certificates
For about every silver dollar in the treas
ury there is a silver certificate in circula
tion. Is Congress to iasue bogus certificates
with no silver behind them? Or U promise
of the free and unlimited coinago of sil
ver to be made good and a dollar's worth
or cerrncaici io ue issucn to mo sliver
bullion monopolists for every 50 cents
worth of bullion they bring to the treas
One thing or the other is true of the
wordf of tha Bryan platform quoted.
Either the country is to have the fiat
money of the greenbacker or the depre
ciated silver dollars of the silver bullion
owner. The national bank note, by which
no man ever lost a cent, practically re
deemable In gold, is better because it is
the best paper money In the world.
in: why iiefoke aohxaldo.
It is evident fmm what Mr. Ehrich said
yesterday of our promises to Agulnaldo
that either he has not read the frequent
statements of Admiral Dewey, General
Anderson, General Merritt and General
Oti.-, or that he prefers the word of the
man who sold out his people's cause to
Spain to that of honorable and respected
United States officers. It is true that a
few arms were given to the Filipinos at the
outset, long before the arrival of United
States troops. It is not true that Aguln
aldo, as the representative of a revolu
tionary government, was ever recognized
by an officer of the navy or army. On May
13, 1S9S, Agulnaldo and his staff arrived
at Manila, being allowed to travel on the
McCulloch. He called on Admiral Dewey,
but, while he was allowed to organize an
army. Admiral Dewey says, that he might
render assistance that would be valuable,
no promise of alliance or Independence" of
any kind was made. In reply to a sug
gestion of the Secretary of the Navy not
to make any political alliance with the
Insurgents, Admiral Dewey responded
June 6, (hat he had made no alliance of
any kind with the Insurgents.
On May 24, 1S0S, Agulnaldo issued procla
mations declaring himself the head of a
revolutionary government. After the ar
rival of' the American troops, Agulnaldo
became hostile. Admiral Dewey reporting
that "General Merritt's most difficult
problem ii to deal with the Insurgents un
der Agulnaldo, who has become aggressive
and even threatening toward our army."
In fact from the arrival of the first Ameri
can soldiers, July 4, Agulnaldo was
troublesome. He was not permitted to take
part in the capture of Manila because he
determined to loot the city. In October, 1593,
he offered to unite with the Spanish com
mander at Malolos to defeat the Ameri
cans, "in the hope," to use his own words,
'of yet saving from the shipwreck the
sovereignty of Spain in these islands." It
is in evidence that Agulnaldo brought on
the attack before the ratification of the
treaty with Spain, Feb. 4, ISM. It Is In
evidence that Agulnaldo notified his officers
about Feb. 1, that his army would rise
and Invade the city on Feb. 5, and that a
company was formed by Agulnaldo ' to
exterminate not only the American forces
but the families of all Europeans in Manila.
All these assertions are matters of official
record. If Mr. Ehrich prefers the word of
Agulnaldo to that of the officers of ' the
army and navy, it is his privilege to do so.
Men who have not lost their Americanism
In championing this betrayer of his people
to Spain will take the word of Dewey,
Anderson, Merritt, Otis and MacArthur in
preference to that of Agulnaldo.
A well known English novelist writes to
a London paper extolling the beauties and
attractions of rural Ireland, as If he were
announcing a new discovery, and urging
his fellow-Englishmen to visit that island
when they next take an outing. In view of
their close proximity and the propensity of
the English people to travel about It would
seem that they would long since have be
come as familiar with the charms of Ire
land as Americans are with the summer re
sorts of New England and the Atlantic
coast.- It can hardly be antagonism to the
Irish people that keeps them away, for
English tourists swarm over the continent.
at the same time franklyvexpresslng their
detestation of Germans, French, Italians,
and, In fact, all races speaking a different
language and with different customs from
their own. It must be that they never
formed the habit of going to Ireland, and,
being creatures of habit, they have con
tinued like sheep In the paths originally
The pension act of May 9. 10O0, so amends
the act of June 27, 1S30, that almost any
applicant can secure from $10 to 512 a
month. This is the case because senility
Is made the" most prominent feature for
a rating instead of basing the applicant's
disability upon one disease or ailment.
The reason that most men of fifty-five
years of age cannot do a man's manual
labor Is not because they have this or
that ailment, but because of the general
weakening or breaking down of their phys
ical power. When that breaking down
or failure is a pensionable disability few
men about sixty-one years of age will fail
to get pensions hereafter. The fact of
being sixty-five years of age carries a
half pension, and seventy-five years a full
$12 per month. In fact, the act of June
27, 1S90, as amended, is practically a serv
ice pension law, since there are few veter
ans sixty-one years of age who cannot
obtain the benefits of that law almost to
the limit of $12 a month.
Mr. Robert Treat Paine is quoted by a
Boston paper as predicting the overwhelm
ing defeat of the Republicans In the coming
campaign. "The 'cotton whigs " he says,
'who condone slavery beneath the Ameri
can fiag as their fathers condoned the at
tempt to extend slavery into the free terri
tories of the West, may pull wires and
manipulate men without backbone, but
they cannot control men like ex-President
Harrison, ex-Senator Henderson of Mis
souri. Thomas li. Reed, ex-Secretary Carl
Schurz, and ex-Governor Boutwell. The
Republican party, which began its career
In the -defense of liberty, is prostituted to
the service of money as against the rights
of man, and New England will not be
silent." This might be very impressive and
even alarming if anybody knew exactly
what it meant.
It cannot Improve the temper of the
Louisville Courier-Journal to see daily In
Its exchanges quotations from its files in
1ST, when it spoke of the man it is now
supporting for President as follows:
Mr. William J. Bryan has come to Ken
tucky and Kentuckians have taken his
measure. He Is a boy orator. He is a dis
honest dodger. He is a darinir adventurer.
He is a political fakir. He is not of the
material of which the people of the United
States have ever made a President. Nor
is lie even of the material of which any
party has ever neiore made a candidate.
Mr. Bryan has not changed in his nature
In four years, but the Courier-Journal an
nounced its change when it declared that
between Republican knaves and Demo
cratlc fools it chose to go with fools.
An exchange ventures the opinion that
after Mr. Conger gets out of Feklng the
magazine proprietors will begin to bid for
his experiences. After he gets out! Pshaw
Mr. Conger 1 probably under contract by
this time, and is preparing "copy" to be
ready for the printer when he comes out.
When it comes to securing war literature
magazine editors allow no grass to grow
under their feet.
A lot of Americans holding second-class
passage tickets, but with their money all
gone and boats so crowded. that there Is
no room for them, are said to be stranded
in Paris. Poor things! and the walking
isn't good, either.
BUBBLES IN THE AIR.
A Financial Dnngler.
"Is Digty Diggs a good business man?"
"Naw; he has failed three times, and never
lest a dollar for anybody but himself."
He It would be a great thing to bo present at
that council when the powers partition China,
She Won't it? I suppose they . will act up
worse than we do at a fire sale.
My Lady's Fan.
Dear Daphne's fan is not of precious kind,
Oi" pictured silk, full-Jeweled to her mind;
It cost ten cents this for the reason that
She spent nlne-dollars-ninety on her hat.
To Escape the Struggle.
'Tenelope wants to go into a convent."
"No; she says she Is Just deed tired of having
to make her shirt waist and skirt stay together."
"My employer won't have a clerk that smokes
In the office."
"What's that for?"
"He says he can afford to pay us wages, but
he' can't afford having us borrow his cigar!
while he is out."
The highest ambition of a can-opener is to get
itself lost out of a basket on the way to a picnic.
To apologize for being stupid often only indi
cates that we are a trifle more stupid than usual.
One of the most demoralizing: habits we form
in life is the habit of doing without things we
After a woman has sent her trunk to the sta
tion she Uee awake all night remembering two
buttonholes she forgot to work.
We should be affable'to our. children, remem
bering what cruel and impolite wretches we
used to think our parents were.
The deepest satisfaction in being a genuine
person Is the reflection that you are without
dcubt the only one in the world.
If you have country relatives who do their own
work, now is the time- to get the ramlly together,
six abreast, and make those relatives a good,
There is a great gulf fixed between the human
race and nature; weather good for the corn
makes man imperil his soul's salvation by
MR. F0ULKE AND THE SENTINEL.
Another Letter Which the Democratic
Editor Has Xot Yet Frinted.
Tc the Editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel:
I have read with interest your editorial
in to-day's issue entitled "Mr. Foulkc's
Academic Plea." I notice that you still
neither publish my letter to you of Aug.
20 nor do you reply to the propositions
stated in this letter. Your editorial, so
far as it can be said to answer anything
of mine at all, seems rather addressed
to a former publication in the Journal, to
which you had previously devoted one or
more articles in your editorial columns.
rermit me to observe that this method
of discussion Is quite sure to convince those
Who read only one side of it. To withhold
what is said on the. other side and then
to answer something that' was not said
Is quite certain to insure your most tri
umphant vindication 'among those' whose
knowledge of the matter is confined to
your own columns.
In to-day's article you point out some
differences between Louisiana and the Phil
ippines. Of course there are differences.
They are not in the same latitude nor long
itude. Their size, population, etc., are very
different, nor would it ever be possible
to make any extensions of our territory
in which these things should ail be alike.
But there are certain points of similarity
which, to those who accept the authority
of Jefferson, ought to be conclusive upon
many of the arguments now urged against
our keeping the Philippines.
For instance, Jefferson himself evidently
did not believe that his maxim regarding
the consent or the governed was of unl
versal application, because he himself in
sisted "that our new fellow-citizens (in
Louisiana) are as yet Incapable of self
government as children." Therefore he
signed a bill which gave him autocratic
power over Louisiana.
Jefferson's authority is also conclusive
against the argument that we could not
acquire title to the Philippines from Spain
when Spain wi not in possession, having
been ousted by the insurgents. In Louisi
ana the French had not been in possession
for forty years, and yet wc purchased our
title from them for fifteen millions of dol
lars. Jefferson's example Is also conclusive
against the proposition that we cannot ac
quire sovereignty over the inhabitants of
ceded territory without the consent of
these inhabitants, for this is precisely what
Jefferson's authority is conclusive that
commercial advantages may well be con
sidered In acquiring territory, for the pur
chase of Louisiana begajn in an attempt
on his part to buy a small tract east of
the Mississippi so as to insure the free
navigation of that river.
It may well be that our occupation of
the Philippines will have a relation to
our future commerce with the Orient not
very different from that which New Or
leans has had with our commerce in the
Gulf of Mexico. Each of them controls
in a manner a great artery of trade, and
I have little doubt that future generations
will look upon our present acquisition in
much the same general way that we look
upon the acquisition made by Jefferson.
You say "it Is not taken that States may
be carved from it or that Its people may
be added to our citizenship," and in this
respect vou contrast it with Louisiana.
In the treaty with France it was Indeed
provided that the inhabitants at some time
in the future should be made citizens. But
it must be remembered that this provision
was inserted, not at the suggestion of Jef
ferson or of his envoy Monroe, but because
Napoleon insisted upon it. On the con
trary, the secretary of state had written
to Monroe that no such provision ought
to be put into the treaty.
As to the future destiny of Louisiana as
a ir'tate In the Union as contemplated by
Jefferson I am glad you called my atten
tion to it, for It gives me the opportunity
of referring to another declaration of
Thomas Jefferson In connection with
Ixmlsiana. Jefferson seemed to have no
care as to whether Louisiana should be
Incorporated as a State In the Union or
not. Hp wrote in January. 104: "Whether
we remain in one confederacy or form Into
Atlantic and Pacific confederacies I be
lieve not very Important to the happiness
of either part. Those of the western con
federacy will be as much our children and
descendants as those of the eastern, and
I feel myself as much identified with that
country in future time as with this, and
did I now foresee a separation at some
future day yet I should feel the duty and
the desire to promote the western Inter
ests as zealously as thit eastern."
Hut. Mr. Editor, while we differ radically
regarding the policy of Philippine annexa
tion we can. I know, each respect the pa
triotism and motives of the other. But
permit me in all kindness to expostulate
with you against giving currency to such
reports as those published by you yester
day morning as the statements of I. C.
Hadley. a soldier recently returned from
the Philippines, who complains of the treat
ment of the soldiers and of the manner in
which the war is waged, says it will con
tinue ten years and criticises the officers
in command because they curb the soldiers
and will not let them "l?et after the Insur
gents." In this publication Mr. Hartley
gives utterance to the Incredible etateirent
that It is not the purpose of those In com
mand to bring the war to an end and that
the whole matter is a mere money making
I remember that during the civil war the
Sentinel, under another management, gave
currency to a large number of similar com
plaints regarding the ill treatment of sol
diers by the administration of Mr. Lincoln,
the corruption among officers and con
tractors, the Impossibility of bringing the
war to an end. etc. 1 remember that this
action has not been considered patriotic.
since the evident result of the statements
of the disaffected was to discourage enlist
ments and to cripple the military opera
tions of the government. Allow me to sub
mit to your candid Judgment whether that
will not be the opinion which men may
form hereafter regarding such publications
as that which appeared in your i.:te of
yesterday. WM. D. FOULKE.
Richmond, Ind., Aug. .
A duplicate of this letter was sent to the
Sentinel several days ago, but It has not
yet been printed by that paper.
Will De One of the Fall Carnival At
Albert Lieber entertained at his home
last night Colonel J. H. Lalne, manager of
the Frank C. Fostlck Mighty Midway Car
nival Company, which yesterdav slened a
contract with the Fall Festivities Society
to bring Hagenbeck's aggregation of shows
to Indianapolis during carnival week. Mr.
Lieber and Cc-lonel Lalne saw the Paris
exposition together this summer, and while
there picked out "several novel attractions
which have never been seen in this coun
try. The Fostlck carnival attractions are
me Dest in tne world and some of them
Will be Seen down town a nr nt hura In nno
of the parks during the carnival. There
will be several German features never be
fore brought to this country.
isaac uoaiove, designer of the Moats, ar
rived in the city yesterday afternoon and
will take up the work at once.
The Marion countv commissi
been added to the entertainment committee
and yesterday granted the free use of the
Court House yard to the carnival promo
ters. The fountain will be illuminated and
some of the Hagenbeck shows will also be
exhibited on the yard.
TAX BOARD DECISIONS
INDIANAPOLIS STREET RAILWAY IN
CREASED TO $3,500,000.
Counsel for Rnilronds Appeal from
the Hoard's Assessments The
The third session of the State Board of
Tax Commissioners was begun yesterday.
In the afternoon S. O. Pickens, counsel
for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
appeared before the board and asked for
a modllicatlon of the assessment of the
Pennsylvania lines as fixed by the board
at Its first session. There are two lines
of railroad that are assessed higher than
any others in the State. They are the
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago and
the Lake Shore, the main line of the first
being assessed at $39,000 a mile, and the
main line of the latter at $10,500 a mile.
Mr. Pickens attempted to show that an
unjust discrimination was being made be
tween his road and the Lake Shore. He
said he was willing to admit that both
roads were probably the best in the State,
but did not think his road should be as
sessed any higher than the Lake Shore.
He argued that the Lake Shore distributed
its earnings over Its branch lines, and as
a consequence it did not make the show
ing of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chi
cago road. '
Joseph G. Moses, tax agent for the Big
Four Railroad Company, appeared before
the board and withdrew the appeal of his
road from the assessment the board had
fixed on its property. He said there had
been a misunderstanding as to the amount
his road had been assessed.
Charles M. Gibson, of Louisville, repre
senting the Louisville Bridge Company,
whose property the board had assessed at
$2.5ft0,000 a mile, appeared before the board
and asked that the assessment be cut to
$1,000,000. 'The bridge is one-eighth of a
mile in length.
L. C. Hunter, representing the Fort
Wayne Home Telephone Company, asked
the board to reduce the assessment on his
company from $11.000 to $4.000. He said the
company had strong competition.
The board yesterday announced the fol
lowing decisions on appeals taken from jte
assessments as fixed by the county board
Indiana Manufacturing Company, no as
sessment was fixed by the county board of
review. The State board fixed the assess
ment at $360,000.
Indianapolis Street-railway Company,,
value fixed by State board, $3,500.000; value
fixed by Marion county board of review,
"Indianapolis News, value fixed by State
board, $100.000; value fixed by Marion coun
ty board of review, $17,500.
Union Traction Company, value fixed by
State board. $3öfl,000; same as fixed by
Madison county board of review.
The assessment of the personal property
of the New Telephone Company remains
at $1,000. The appeal of Harry li. Smith
was not sustained.
The assessment of certain on wens ana
Pipe lines, the property of Neelj', Clover &
Howe, remains at $12.500. The appeal from
the assessment fixed by the Wabash county
board of review was denied.
The State board raised the assessment of
the Samual Born Company as fixed by the
Tippecanoe county board of review from
$12,500 to $25,000. t
The appeal of A. B. Fisher from the as
sessment of lumber in Sullivan county was
sustained and the assessment fixed at
The State board sustained the appeals of
the First National Bank, of Frankfort, and
the Farmers' Bank, at Frankfort, and as
sessed the capital stock of the former at
$110 a share and of the latter at $10j a
Snare T1IE APPEAL DENIED.
The appeal of the Standard Oil Company
from the assessment of the property In
Vanderburg county was denied, and the
assessment fixed at $S0,0u0.
The appeal of John B. Morgan from
the assessment of the First National Bank
of Bloomlngton, Ind., was dismissed, and
the assessment remains at $130,000.
In the case of the appeal of M. W. San
ford from the assessment of the Washing
ton Light and Water Company, of Wash
ington, Ind.. Attorney General Taylor held
that property belonging to a municipal
corporation is not assessable, and the ap
peal was dismissed.
The assessment of the Bank of Condon
remains at $116,500. Its appeal was not
sustained. - .
The a.-sessment of the Elkhart Egg Com
pany was reduced from JG.0a) to $3,ux.
The appeal of Leopold C. Steifel. of Steu
ben county, was sustained, and the assess
ment fixed at S20.U0Q.
The assessment of the Pittsburg Plate
Glass Company, at Elwood, remains at
150,000. The appeal of J. E. Sherman and
John G. Maas was not sustained.
The onnai of the Lafayette Gas Com
pany as to the assessment of pumping
stations in Tipton coumj was ?usiuni,
and the value of one fixed at $25,0X) and the
nth.r at lt flftO
The assessment of the Indiana Illuminat
ing and Natural uas company was re
duced from $40.000 to $35,00).
The appeal Irom the assessment of oil
neu hv the same company was sustained.
and the value of ten wells fixed at $500
each; fourteen wells at $750 each, and five
wells at $i,ouo cacn.
Clothe Cnnsht In Shaftlnc
Frank Cartmell. of 4 West Washing
ton street, had his skull fractured and one
leg broken yesterday morning by being
caught on a shafting near which he was
working and thrown violently against the
floor several times before he could be re
leased. .He was adjusting a belt, and his
clothing caught about the shafting. He was
attended by Dr. McGaughey. of the City
Dispensary, and tbn taken to , th City
TO-DAY'S PMR AI111F
IV 111 1 U 1 llVUliriiJIiflU
FOR ANTI-IMPERIALISTS filVEX OUT
BY SECRETARY MIZE.
Ex-tinvernor vIlontwelI, of Massachu
setts, the President, W HI
Handle the CJavei.
THE OBJECT OF THE LEAGUE
AX ORGANIZATION OF OXE IDEA, AC
CORDING TO THE SECRETARY.
Indication that the Conreptton Will
Hare a Bryan Tendency Ex
pressions from Delegates.
The much talked of conference of the
American Anti-imperialist League will be
held in Tomlinson Hall to-day and to-mor-
row. Delegates were arriving all day yes
terday and last night, and by midnight the
number already here was estimated at all
the way from 100 to 150. It Is apparent that
the conference will not attain the magni
tude in point of numbers that was claimed
for it a few weeks ago. It is-possible that
there may be 500 or 400 delegates present.
The leaders of the league are now re
ferring to the approaching conference as
the "liberty congress." This term appears
to have a jingle that pleases them. The
fact became plain last night that the event
is to have a strong Bryan flavor. Indeed,
it was stated by some that no one who at
tends the conference will, vote for McKin
ley, while many will vote for Bryan. Ed
win Burritt Smith, of Chicago, has in his
possession a telegram from John J. Valen
tine,' of San Francisco, president of the
Wells-Fargo Express Company, urging
that the conference indorse the candidacy
The delegates who are here appear to be
divided in their opinions as to what the
conference will do in the way of an indorse
ment of any candidate. The sentiment of
the delegates who are on the ground seems
to be overwhelmingly against the third
ticket movement. With the third ticket
idea out of the way it is pointed out that
there are but two things the conference
can do either openly Indorse Bryan or plan
some way by which an individual fight can
be made against the re-election of McKin
ley. It is the understanding that the league
as a body will take no stock in the scheme
of the "independents" to spring a' third
ticket. However, individual members of
the league may join with the "Independ
ents" if they desire.. At a meeting of the
executive committee of the league held yes
terday a representative from the national
third ticket movement was granted an
audience and requested that they be al
lowed to present their views to the confer
ence. It is the understanding that the third
ticket question will be brought up in the
"liberty congress" perhaps to-day.
HOBNOBBING WITH BUYANITES.
The executive committee of the Anti-Im
perialist League was In session at the
Bates House most of yesterday evening.
During the evening Secretary Hawkins, of
the -Democratic State committee, and Mil
lard F. Cox, who is at the head of the
Democratic press bureau of the Stats, were
in the lobby of the Bates, and later two
more attaches of the State committee were
about the corridors.
Some well known public men are here to
attend the conference. Bourke Cockran,
of New York, Is expected, . but it Is not
sure that he will be here, because of some
important legal business in. which he Is
engaged. If -he comes he will deliver an
address to-morrow night. In the event
that he cannot get here his views will be
read to the conference. Among the prom
inent men who have already arrived is
ex-Governor Boutwell, of Massachusetts,
who was secretary of the treasury under
President Grant. Ex-Governor Boutwell is
president of the league, and William J.
Mize, of Chicago, is secretary. Among the
vice presidents are Andrew Carnegie, Don
elson Caffery, Richard T. Crane, J. Ster
ling Morton, Carl Schurz. Rufus B. Smith
and John J. Valentine. The executive com
mittee is composed of Edwin Burritt Smith,
chairman, Edgar A. Bancroft, Louis R,
Ehrich, William H. Fleming, George G.
Mercer, Frank H. Scott, Wlnslow Warren,
Charles B. Wllby, Erving Wlnslow, Sig
mund Zeisler, Charles M. Sturges, George
L. Paddock, Ernest H. Crosby. The presi
dent, secretary and treasurer are ex-offlcio
members of the committee. In addition
to the regular list of vice presidents there
are honorary vice presidents from each
State. The headquarters of the league Is
Betnils of To-Days Session Given Oat
by the Secretary.
W. J. Mize, secretary of the executive
committee of the American Anti-imper
ialist League, announced last night the
programme of to-day's sessions of the
Liberty Congress In Tomlinson Hall, as far
as the tsame could be arranged in advance.
The congress will be called to order at 11
o clock this morning by George G. Mercer,
a prominent attorney of Philadelphia. The
Prst order of business will be the reading
of the "call" for the convention, a very
trief document. Prayer will then be of
fered by Rev. Dr. Herbert S. BIgelow, of
Cincinnati, after which the Declaration of
Independence will be read by Prof, Albert
11. Tolman, of the University of Chicago,
who arrived in the city last night. On be
half of the executive committee, Mr. Mer
cer will recommend that Edwin Burritt
Smith, a well-known lawyer of Chlcagj,"
Le made temporary chairman of the con
gress and Messrs Erving Wlnslow, of Bos
ton, and W. J. Mize, of Chicago, be chosen
an temporary secretaries. The following
committees will then be appointed: On reso
lutions, to meet at the Denlson Hotel; on
credentials, to meet at the Grand Hotel;
on permanent organization, to meet at the
When these committees bring In their
reports the convention will be ready to
settle down to business. The sessions will
be open to the public.
To-night, beginning at S o'clock, there will
be a general meeting, also open to the pub
lic, in Tomlinson Hall. Ex-Governor George
S. Boutwell. of Massachusetts, will preside
over this meeting. In place of Carl Schurz,
who is not able to attend on account of the
death of his son in London a few days
ago, Sigmund Zeisler, a well-known German
lawyer of Chicago, will deliver an address.
Other speeches will be made by Moorfleld
Storey, of Boston, Dr. Herbert S. BIgelow,
of Cincinnati, and Capt. Patrick O'Farrell,
of Washington. D. C.
It is not definitely known whether Bourko
Cockran will be able to attend the con
gress. Mr. Mize entertains the belief that
Mr. Cockran will "drop In on the con
vention suddenly, after his usual style."
On a former occasion Mr. MIze'saM that
Cocl.ran was to address a meeting in Chi-
caso, and, when the committee was unabla
ticc. While the new man was address-
ing me audience. Mr. Cockran strolled
leisurely Into the hall about K:S0. pre
pared to deliver his address. "Mr. Cock
ran never writes anything," said Mr. Mizc,
"and he will not be interviewed. At least,
I never knew him to be interviewed.
hen he cnp flnvn-horo ..,t.A
he hunts some quiet place, retires to his
room. lies down on a 'lounge and thinks
out ills address. Then he delivers it ab-
umeiy wunoui notes. He avoids hotels
and public places at such times."
"I should think he would be especially
anxious to keep away from newspaper
men just at this time." remarked a re-
-v.ier, since iney nave so many perti
nent questions which they might ask him."
The Liberty Congress will continue its
ftssions throuch to-morrow reinMn.iu .
morrow night with another public meeting.
Bl """ auuresses win be delivered by
EX-GOVEItOn BOLT WELL TALKS.
President of the And.ln.nri.u.
League Grows Reminiscent.
"Imperialism Is the paramount Issue in
this campaign," declared ex-Governor
George S. Boutwell. of Massachusetts, in
his room at the Bates House last night.
Governor Boutwell Is president of the
American Antl-lmperlallst League, and
will preside over the big meeting to-night
at Tomlinson Hall, when the greatest
amount and most brilliant oratory of the
convention will be heard. Governor Bout-
Well served his native State several term
as chief executive, was also a United
States senator and previously a member ot
Congress for several terms. He is well ad
vanced In years, but a remarkably well-
preserved and vigorous man. He possesses
great clearness of thought and an emphatic
manner of expression.
"You cannot make people think about
things they do not care about," he con
tinued. "That was tied In 1S60 when Lin
coln ran for President. They tried to
make the people think about other things
beside slavery, but Xhey would not do it.
This year the people are net going to think
about anything except imperialism. They
don't care about the silver dollar or the
gold dollar, but what they want to know
Is whether they are going to have anything
to live on or whether it is going to bo con
sumed in taxes."
When asked about the condition in Chi
na, Governor Boutwell said, with markei
tmphals: "I won't say anything 'about
that to-night. I may pay tometliing about
it In public before I leave the city, if I
don't get carried away by other things.".
The old statesman was. however, too tull
of the subject to remain silent until he
reached the conventior hall, and made this
significant, remark to the reporter: "I
should not be surprised if. at any hour. ws
should hear that the Russian minister had
come out into the light from Peking, per
haps he won't, but I think he will." Th
Governor declined to explain his somewhat
curious utterance, but left the impres-non
upon the mind of the reporter that he in
tends, before the convention h3s finished
its deliberations, to make some weighty
deliverance upon the subject of Russia's
attitude towards the Celestial empire.
Some interesting reminiscences of the Re
publican national convention In Ivo were
recalled by Governor Boutwell. "I was
active in trying to get Grant nominated for
the third time in that year, he said. "Lo
gan, Conkling, Cameron and myself were
the four persons who earned on the cam
paign with that object in view. We con
trolled 30) votes.
"It looks as though you were going to
have a pretty, active campaign in Infii;ia."
said the Governor. "I noticed this morn
ing that the Journal seems quite contilmt
of victory. However, Fome people are go
ing to settle this question of Imperialem
who have not been heard from yt. It
doesn't make much odds about these :on-
SOUTI1ERX COLLEGU MAX. '
Prof. Madison 31. Jnyne, of Mississip
pi, I" n Helegnte.
Prof. Madison M. Jayne, of Hay St.
Louis, Miss., a prominent c4lcge rnafC
his State. Is registered at the Denlson Ho
tel. Professor Jayne is Jn the city for the
purpose of taking part in the congress of
the American Antt-lmperialist League to
day and to-morrow in Tomlinson Hall.
"When asked by a Journal reporter whether
or not the league's convention would de
cide to put a ticket in the field Professor
Jayne declined to be interviewed on tne
tubject, saying that it was something about
which he did not know anything. He
Ktated that he had not thought much of
the probable effect of the placing ol such
a ticket in the field, but did not believe it
would draw much strength from either of
the two great parties. "I think the lines
are drawn too tightly now lor anything
like that to hapien, said he. "I don t
think an additional ticket would have as
much effect now as four- years agj."
Professor Jayne said tne object of putting
a new ticket before the people would be to
show disapprobation of the methods of
both of the great parties. "There are al
ready eight such expressions of disap
proval before us now," he said, sentn
"There has been a considerable change
of sentiment In Mississippi since said
Professor Jayne. in answer to a question.
"In 18JW the silver Issue was new. and a
great many people took it for granted with
out devoting time to Its careful study.
Since that time, however.-the question has
been Investigated, with the result that the
gold people are much stronger than they
were. But they will support Mr. Bryan,
C J Tt ill e u'nji l i atif
Pcoplfj who gave Mr. Bryan
suppJ t four years ago, and
uid iVTl support him at all,
w on account of the new is-
for all that. People who gave Mr. Bryan
a half-hearted si
ethers who woui
are for him now
sue of imperialism."
Prof. Jayne was atked for an expression
concerning the recent action of the Dem
ocrats of North Carolina in applying the
educational test to voters. "Missln.lppl
originated that idea ten years ago," he
said, with evident pride, "and the otntr
States are simply copying after her."
Prof. Jayne vouchsafed the information
that the sentiment in his State is over
whelmingly against the alleged imperial
istic tendencies of the Rejfubllcan party.
He said that Senator Sullivan wa: a candi
date for delegate at large to the Kansas
City convention and was defeated bt cause
of his imperialistic leanings. "That." said
he, "shows what the sentiment of the peo
ple of Mississippi Is."
"I would rather not say whether I am in
favor of a third ticket or not," said Prof.
Jayne. "As I understand it. the call for
this convention was issjed for the purpose
of devising measures for the coming tarn
ral2n. I take It as a protest agaln?t im
perialism, which, in my opinion. Is the
overwhelming Issue in this campaign."
LE.4GI E IFORMATIOX
Is Given Out by Secretary Mise One
Idea of Organisation..
"Utah is the only State In the Union from
which we have not received answers to our
call for the Liberty Congress." said W. J.
Mize, secretary of the executive commit
tee of . the American Antl-impcriallft
League, as he sat in the committee's head
quarters. Room 64, of the Bate? House. lat
night. "Possibly the trouble in the Sulu
islands has something to do with that
State's attitude on the subject." he contin
ued facetiously. "It is a matter of surprise
to me to learn that over C(X) men from all
parts of the United States have sent in
their acceptances and aeked for credentials
to admit them to the congress. This is u
particularly significant fact when you re
flect that these men are not paying rail
road fare and hotel bills to participate in a
convention from which they may derive
some political benefit. It is' purely a mat
ter of principle with them not a matter
of securing a political situation or exercis
ing soma party pull. The National Anti
imperialist party will not do any harm,
but wiU probably do a great deal of giod In
the long run. There arc some Stat s In
the East where there proUibly ought to
be a third ticket. I think the outcome of
the matter will be that they will go thtir
way and we will go ours."
Mr. Mize expressed some annoyance th.it
there should have sprung up nn erroneous
impression that the national third party is
connected with the American Antl-lm)-riallst
lA-ague. "We don't know anything
about the national third party." said he.
"There have been two or throe member? of
that nartv around our committed room thli
afternoon, talking wun tne executive com.
mUiee of the league. Theyi tttizi t
ig witn trie executl