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Representatives of the Greenwood and
Greenfield lnterurban electric companies
signified their Intention to the Board of
Public Works yesterday of accepting the
franchise as amended by the board. Jo
seph I. Irwin, president of the Greenwood
company, telephoned that, on account of
the death of his gTandüon, he could not be
present, but said ue would tdgn the fran
chise before next Monday, so that It could
be sent to the City Council for ratification.
Officers of the Greenfield company will also
sign by that time. They will endeavor to
secure concessions from the Indianapolis
Street-railway Company, so that the Inter
urban companies will not be compelled to
pay three-fifths of the local fares collected
In the city to the Indianapolis company. In
doing this they will do away with part of
the objections to the transfer question.
The Greenfield company will enter the
city by the same route as the Irvington line
and the Greenwood company will come in
over Virginia avenue to Maryland street,
west to Meridian, south to Georgia, west
to Illinois, north to Washington and return
by Virginia avenue.
NEXT YEAR'S ESTIMATES.
Chief Ilarrett and Clerk Davis Pre
paring n Statement.
Fire Chief Barrett and Clerk Davis, of
the Board of Public Safety, conferred in
the office of the board yesterday afternoon
on the needs of the fire department for next
year. The conference was held to make
up the statement to be referred to City
Controller Johnson and Mayor Tiggart, so
that it can b sent to the Council next
month, when the appropriation! for the va
rious departments will be considered. Chief
Barrett said the recommendations he made
for the improvements in the fire depart
ment, which were rejected by the Council,
will stand for next year. This Includes
about S0.O worth of new fire lighting ap
paratus. The other city departments are busy mak
ing out a statement of next year's ex
penses. The members of the Board of Safe
ty and city administration seem to be hope
ful of increasing the fire department, not
withstanding their efforts to get an enor
mous appropriation through the Council for
uch a purpose were checked.
Will Make Some Change.
Fire Chief Barrett, Mayor Taggart and
Superintendent of Fire Telegraph Holder
man held a conference yesterday and de
cided to recommend some changes In the
fire alarm system. Kight gongs will be
placed at headquarters, one on each cir
cuit, and when an alarm is turned in the
gong on the circuit will sound the atarm
and then the oixrator will use a key in
fending alarms directly to the different
engine houses. It will mke the service
about a minute slower than at present, but
will be more reliable.
Oltjeet to the Ilrldfce.
The Water Works Company has written
to Superintendent Power, of the Park
Board, objecting to the placing of a sus
pension bridge across White river in front
of the Country dub. The watr company
elalm the bridge m!ht interfere with
the water supply. Alihoiurh Mr. Power
cannot understand how tnl can be po
Jble. it will be ne eary for him to change
the location of the propoe,i bridpe and
p.'aee it nuth of Thirtieth street.
i;ew llano. IC3, at WuUchner's.
MEN WITHOUT PARTY
LISTEN TO .HPKF.rilKS THAT ANTAG-
O.MZi: BOTH SIDES.
John J p. - Chapman Prof. IVnftli and
Loul It. I'hrleh Furnished
the Day'a Oratory.
MET AT COMMERCIAL CLUB
ONLY A FEW OF THE SO-CALLED
INDEPENDENTS'' 1 i E 1 1 E.
They Want a Third Ticket, and Will
Ask Antl-lmpe rinllatn for Co
"McKinley will bo re-elected President
because Bryan Is tied up to things that
the conscience of the country cannot sup
port." This was the ringing sentiment of
John Jay Chapman, the brilliant New York
writer on political and economic subjects,
at the convention of the "Independents,"
held in the assembly rooms of the Com
mercial Club, yesterday afternoon. Mr.
Chapman used these words In a speech
which he made to the convention just be
fore It adjourned.
The first session of the convention opened
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. There
were between forty and fifty people in
attendance, including the wives of some
of the delegates. Aside from the temporary
chairman, Louis R. Enrich, there was
but one member of the Anti-Imperialist
League present. He was Morefield Store,
of Massachusetts. It had been said that
the convention would probably consist
of two hundred delegates. One of the
leaders, however, remarked yesterday af
ternoon that there was as many present
as he expected. No attempt was made
to nominate a ticket yesterday, and some
of the most conservative of the "independ
ents" say they are in doubt about one
being nominated at any time. When the
convention adjourned last evening it was
with the understanding that it would re
convene at the call of the temporary chair
man. Mr. Ehrich will probably not call
the delegates together as a body again'
until to-morrow. To-day they will attend
the conference of the Anti-imperialists at
Tomllnson Hall. It is understood that the
action of the "Independents" In placing a
ticket in the field will depend largely on
what the Anti-Imperialist conference does.
A committee was appointed yesterday to
visit the Tomllnson Hall conference and
outline the plan of the "independents" and
invite the members of the league to join
In the national third ticket movement.
Thomas M. Osborne, of Auburn. N. Y.,
called the convention to order yesterday.
Among the local visitors were Professor,
Dcmarchus Brown, of Butler College, W.
W. Woollen, Lewis Wallace, jr., and Clar
ence A. Kcnyon. Mr. Osborne introduced
Louis B. Ehrich, who presided as tem
porary chairman. As part of the proceed
ings Kverett V. Abbott, of New York, read
the call issued by the "independents" and
n resolution was offered by Francis Philip
Nash, providing for the appointment of a
committee of three to devise plans for a
permanent organization. Robert A. Wlde
mann, of New York, Introduced a resolu
tion which provides that a committee of
three shall visit the Antl-lmperlalist con
ference to-day and invite the members to
join in the third ticket movement. Mr.
Widemann referred to the conference as
the "liberty congress." The committee
that will visit the conference Is composed
of R. A. Widemann. Prof. F. P. Nash and
J. II. Klein. The committee on permanent
organization is Everett V. Abbott, II. O.
Apthorpe and A. G. Viilard.
Speeche lr John Jay Chapman, Mr.
Naah and Mr. Ehrich.
The three addresses delivered at the open
ing session of the "third-ticket" convention
yesterday afternoon were by Loui3 R.
Ehrich, John Jay Chapman and Francis
Philip Nach, professor of Latin at Hobart
College, Geneva, N. Y. It was Mr. Chap
man who asserted that President McKin
ley would be re-elected. "We are not very
many," he said, "but we have this in our
favor we know precisely what we want to
do. The nominations of Bryan and Mc
Kinley make precisely that situation, on a
large scale, which we are all of us used to
on a small scale, and that is, of citizens
faced by two intolerable candidates, one
of whom represents the commercial clique
that is In power in a town, and the other of
whom represents a man on whom the bet
ter sentiment of a town cannot concen
trate. We have had that situation year in
and year out in New York. In the district
In which I live it was brought to my notice
by the case of Flannagan and Duffy. Tam
many, as a rule, subsidized a little group
who called themselves the Republican par
ty, and wher It came to election time all
that Tammany Hall needed in order to
keep itself In power without expense was
to have the Republican clique put up a
man who was bad enough. This was very
easily managed, and they put up one Dr.
Duffy he said he was a horse doctor. That
presented a situation where the moral
forces of the community could not win at
that election. You might, as much as you
pleased, parade the streets and call upon
the better element to join you and put the
rascals out. You might, all you pleased,
argue that' Duffy was not as bad as Fan
nagan. but you could not persuade the nec
essary majority of enthusiastic citizens
who were against Tammany Hall to con
centrate upon Duffy. The little band of In
dependents that lived there were, therefore,
driven to running an Independent candidate
of their own. We ran him and polled about
S00 votes out of, possibly, 20, OuO. It was re
garded as a foolish enterprise, but it could
not be stopped.
CONDITION OF POLITICS.
"That was in 1893. Of course that conduct
on our part called attention to the condi
tion of politics in that district. We kept
on doing it year after year, without mak
ing any concessions or compromises with
either of the parties, until two years ago,
when we elected our man to the Legisla
ture. There had, however, been a change In
the district, but the scene of our first cam
paign was Included. It Isn't quite the same
d. strict, but the effect of our activity was
t stimulate the Independent vote, as a re
sult of which Mr. Stewart sat in the As
sembly last year, and can sit trre so
long as be live. If he vishes. There has
Wen established thereby between the can
didate and the people a bond of confidence
which neither of the political parties had
the power to break up. In other words, it
tnly took a half dozen campaign. to de
elop enough understanding of the politi
cal situation on the part of the mere lntel
l'cent element and enough confidence In
the group of men who ran these Independ
ent tickets to elect a man.
"When I look at the presidential sltua
tlon to-day. I see something analagous to
the situation we had in 153. The Republican
machine, which Is in control, the eombina
tton to-day, I see something analogous to
possess every branch of the government.
1 controls the press, the Afsoclated Press,
it controls the federal government with as
t-trong a hand as Tammany Hall control
the city of New York, and In the last
ruminating convention it eem to me that
one can trace the operation of the eamo
kind of concerted force between the two
national organizations that has become so
familiar between Tammany Hall and the
Republican machine. In order that Mc
Kinley could be continued in power It was
necessary that Bryan be nominated on a
silver platform. We know the means by
which it was arranged the tight between
Hill and Croker, the retention of silver in
the Kansas City platform, and the nomi
nation of Bryan bv that outfit. That leaves
ur unable to win this time, no matter how
we vote. McKinley is going to be elected
for that reason, because liryan is tied up
to things which the conscience of the coun
try cannot support.
A THRILL OF ANGER.
"At the present moment we have seen a
thrill of admiration run across the country
in response to Bryan's eloquent speech on
Anti-Imperialism. When I read it myself
I felt a thrill of anger at the course that
McKinley had taken; I felt so much moved
by the speech that I was almost read' to
sa3 This thing must be stopped; Bryan Is
sincere about Anti-Imperialism.' . I almost
throught Bryan sincere! Since then it has
become perfectly evident that I knew no
more than I had known before. I always
knew that Mr. Bryan could make a good
speech, an Anti-imperialist speech for
that kind of an audience, and a pa
triotic, constitutional speech for an
other kind; and I was thrown back
Into remembering that Bryan was,
by the forces and powers of nature,
and the recent history of the country, so
tied up to well-known, specific wick
ednesses that it was going to be
impossible for me to vote for him.
I might wish that the good part
of his personality though there isn't
much good in him but that part of his per
sonality which distinguishes him from the
machine in New York, for instance I
might wish that that thing was so politi
cally arranged that I could express my ad
miration for that part of him without put
ting power into the hands of that wicked
combination. But as life is arranged, I
cannot do so. In order to vote for Mr.
Bryan I have got to vote for New York
city electors that are nominated by Mr.
Croker. To do that I have to help Croker
to increase his power, and If I cannot vote
for Mr. Bryan without doing that, I won't
vote at all. .
"That is only one matter. If I live In the
South, while my emotions arc at the high
est pitch in regard to the freedom of the
l illpinos. while I read of the inhumani
ties of our soldle rs therp. when I rnd of
their bayoneting and driving parties of the,
lumves into me sea, I think. 'This thing
must stop.' But by the very voice by which
I vote to stop it, I put into power Mr. Ma
rlon Butler, of North Carolina, and the peo
ple who are disfranchising the negroes.
THE SILVER QUESTION.
"So, in regard to the silver question in
the West, I believe that from the start
this silver question has been a manipu
lated, worked-up crr.ze, run for somebody's
commercial Interests, and worked for all it
Is worth. I cannot vote for Mr. Bryan
without helping that part of the communi
ty that wants to make money out of our
finances. In other words, I am powerless
to feel or to express any moral feelings
I have towards politics through tho
mechanism of voting for Mr. Bryan.
"There Is no astuter combination of peo
ple in the country than the Hanna
outfit. They understood what would
keep them in power. It is to their inter
est to continue the degradation and ex
travagance of th.i Democratic parts. That
is obvious, is It not? You may take it for
granted that that clique of the Democratic
party, which a great many excellent men
in the country vainly hope is to be rehabil
itated and saved for future use, is to be
used for this purpose. In other words,
over our national administration Is creep
ing precisely the fame conjunction of cir
cumstances that we have now In our little
local towns. The Republican machine in
New York can never be captured for the
better forces of New York, it can never
be honest or decent, because it is the in
terest of Tamamny Hall to keep it dis
honest, and therefore make the way of
the righteous difficult. That same thing
has happened in the national Democratic
party, and you may look in the future for
a precisely analogous development of that
national Democratic party.
"This means that we must make a be
ginning, and the sooner we make it the
better. As for this imperialism that is
talkfd so much of, it conveys a false
impression to call it Imperialism: It con
veys an impression that you mean con
quest, an Idea that you mean expansion of
the United States like the expansion of
Rome or England.
THE REAL MEANING.
"It is really the result of the conduct of
people who care for money. Mr. Hanna
and the people with him, who are behind
McKinley, have got a notion that by en
couraging armies and taking the Philip
pines they will get a slice of the East.
They don't want the East out of vanity;
they want to run their railroads there, to
send their ships there, to organize iron
mines and silver mines and trolley com
panies, and such things there. Imperialism
is nothing except a form of "commercial
selfishness. If the Democratic gang which
row runs New York city could control
the federal government, the would run
It In the same way in. which they run New
York city. You would call it imperialism,
whereas it is nothing but selfishness. That
is the evil that we are lighting, when we
are talking about a war against imperial
ism. It is nothing except a habit of cold
hearted, business calculation. 1 don't know
how much plainer to bring up the eternal
fight that goes on in the heart of man,
the eternal principle of the connection be
tween all the good in the world and all the
evil in the world, than by asking an aver
age New York merchant to-day who he. is
going to vote for. He will say: 'Well, I
don't like this going-on in the Philippines.
I don't like it but business is good.' That
is the whole Imperialistic Idea, that is the
whole drama of Imperialism. That man
is in pursuit of his private interests, and he
is shutting his eyes to the practical effect
of his vote on the lives and the fortunes
of other people. Our talk about the Dec
laration of Independence itself, and every
thing we value our civilization for, is be
cause they recognize the feeling of mercy
towards other people than ourselves as be
ing the right way to feel and the right way
to behave. In other words, your talk of
Imperialism to-day in this country Is noth
ing but an attack upon private selfishness,
and if you are going to conduct that with
effect you must conduct it from the time
you start until the time you finish without
making any concession to private selfish
ness. A LARGE JOB.
"They say It is too large a job to begin
a movement that shall result In bringing
purity into American politics. Here we
have this meeting of Anti-imperialists, who
come together out of an impulse of hu
manity, against the practices of cruelty
which they see going on before taelr eyes.
Now, the very men who are here don't
themselves know how world-wide is the
spirit which they have thus impulsively
come together to resist. America is not
the only country which has become won
derfully cruel. Here we have Germany go
ing to war, with an Emperor who tells his
soldiers to give no quarter; here we have
England, who is Just getting over one of
the worst fits she has ever had in the way
of ruthless conquest. You cannot take up
an English paper published during the past
year without feeling the remorselessness of
their tone. In the speech of the average
American you will hear this in the tone of
their voices. They say. in speaking of the
question, 'They are quite right. The way
to deal with those fellows is to shoot them
down! You hear it in the voices of the
young men as they go to lunch. 1 think
the young men are worse than the older
ones in this, because with the years mod
eration has come to the older ones. I have
been aghast at the spirit with which these
young men say, 'Shoot them down! That Is
the way to get rid of them!"
"That is the spirit you are fighting, and
the true policy in fighting an element m
the world at large like that is to fight it
with Its opposite-absolute courage, abso
lute charity, absolute hope. It is h world
problem. If things go on in the whole world
as they have been going in the past ten
years. I do not know what country the
world may look to for a humane form of
vcvernment. If the United States sinks
under the pressure of commercial forces, of
private selfishness, so that our people be
came so selfish as to accept the sacri
fice of lives because it makes their fortune,
I don't know what will become of the
world. There is no other country in which
t-ueh a body as this can come together with
the prospect of turning the tide, of making
every American slightly different in his
thoughts and feelings about human life.
You have only to eend a few letters about,
tret people to come here, say this Is a hor
rible iniquity, and it must be stopped. You
can do that here, but Imagine trying to do
it in Germany or France, or even In En
gland. I think, however, the tide is turn
ing in England, and that they no longer
throw brickbats at the people who want
the South African war stopped.
A LONG DEVOTION.
"In order to take this up effectually we
have got to devote the rest of our lives
to it. We must simply regard a presiden
tial election as it comes along as an op
portunity to use. and to take such action
by the light of how our conduct is going
to affect the rest of our action and our
cause. I said it is necessary for us never
to mix in any concession to evil or any
concession to private selfishness with the
action wc take. If you take a course in
politics which is absolutely straight, no
matter how much it may appear to be
foolish, you collect about you all the peo
ple who believe in that ideal. Not only
do you actually collect them, but you ap
peal to the instinctive understanding of
everybody in the land.
"Why do we want to run an independent
candidate at this time? Because in doing
we shall come in contact personally with
all the active spirits in the United States
who want this thing done. It is the only
way you can do it, the only way to keep
together the men who In the future will
help you. If you believe that Mr. Bryan
Is going to stop the war, and you vote for
Bryan, you lose your moral power im
mediately, and at the end of the campaign
you have lost your friends again. We have
done that in New York, we have gone
wrong so many times that it has become
very simple. We have got up I don't know
how many reform associations and then
they have gone and made slight concessions
to some evil, and the thing went back, and
then we waited until some other awful
thing happened. Perhaps the people wiil
believe us again, and then we will go half
wrong again, and have to begin at the
"Now those good Anti-imperialists who
have come, here do not know that; they
do not know that as a matter of political
education, of practical politics, what an
awful thing it will be to disturb and throw
back again upon the United States the
sacred forces that have been brought to
gether by their coming here. They do not
know that there Is In the present constitu
tion of society only one way by which they
can hold their forces together, and that is
to put up candidates of their own or come
In with us and develop a campaign which
from moment to moment can be supported
by people with their whole hearts. I hope
that between us all we shall be able to run
a campaign that shall be a beginning."
PROF. NASH'S PAPER.
He Spares Neither of the Parties In
Prof. Nash, of Hobart College, declared
that the present political campaign will
long remain memorable in history, as offer
ing the curious spectacle of two great
parties in their first stage of organic de
cay, and the solvent and germ of that de
cay a world force, (Continuing Prof. Nash
"The candidacy of Mr. McKinley and Mr.
Bryan this year occasions much greater
disturbance in party politics than was the
case four years ago, when the platform
of the latter was more dangerous, and the
record of the former less objectionable. We
now see lifelong Democrats offering their
votes to the Republican candidate, and
veteran Republicans rallying under the
standard of the Democracy. What drives
them forth from their old associations is a
moral force it is conscience, it is. In short,
the fact that the candidates of both parties
are morally Ineligible. Mr. Bryan has this
advantage, that he is chiefly objected to
for v. hat he is supposed to Intend, while
Mr. McKinley is reprobated for what he
has already done. I am aware that Mr.
Bryan is accused of procuring the con
firmation of the treaty of Paris, knowing
it to be a menace and a detriment to his
country, for the sake of the discredit which
would thereby fall upon the party in power,
when our people should be made to under
stand that It was so. If Mr. Bryan did this,
the only name that suits him Is traitor. The
man who would do such a thing would per
mit, or even secretly compass, the defeat of
our armies In the field to discredit a rival
commander; he would stand by and let any
calamity befall the country If that would
help him to rule over Its bleeding remains.
SAVING HIS CHARACTER.
"But Mr. Bryan, while he admits the
fact, denies the motive, and saves his
moral character at the expense of his repu
tation for good judgment and common
sense. So on the whole it may be that we
object to Mr. Bryan chiefly for what we
expect him to do, and for the company he
"Mr. McKinley, on the other hand, is ac
cused of many political crimes by many
accusers. An eminent and honored gen
tleman, who will be heard here in another
convention this week, bases his objection to
this candidate on the ground that he has
violated his oath of office (and intends to
continue doing so) by attempting to govern
ten millions of men without any constitu
"The advocates of civil-service reform re
mind us that he, for. low political purposes,
as they allege, has removed no less than
five thousand positions from the civil-service
list. Others point to a recent scandalous
Judicial appointment, and declare that Mr.
McKinley has already dealt with the
United States bench In that destructive and
corrupting spirit in which Mr. Bryan is
only suspected of intending to deal with
the personnel of the Supreme Court.
"And from another land comes a voice
which accuses him of 'involving this Na
tion in war for the ends of his own selfish
ambition, the greatest, and at once the
meanest crime, of which a public man can
"Mr. McKinley himself may be reckoned
among his own most severe accusers, since
after telling the world what would be a
'criminal aggression,' he simply proceeded
to consummate that crime.
"Let us hope that there Is some escape
from the moral turpitude involved in these
accusations. I do not sec what escape
there is from another imputation. Those
Americans who found themselves in Eu
rope at the breaking out of the Spanish
war cannot fail to remember with what
unanimity the press of Europe sneered at
our profession of disinterestedness, ,and
affirmed that lust of conquest, and not the
love of man, was the controlling motive.
All that we could say in defense of our na
tional honor was that we did not do such
things on our side of the Atlantic, and
that time would show the honesty of our
purpose. What time has shown, I leave
it for you to say. In brushing aside the
scruple of national honor and breaking
pledges given to the entire civilized world,
the President of the United States has
robbed this people of their good name and
their honorable standing among the nations
of' the earth.
"And after all this we are asked to elect
Mr. McKinley, because, as one distin
guished gentleman puts it, he is sure to be
more conservative in a second term than
in the first. This reminds me of an old
Methodist revival hymn, which began with
these paradoxical lines:
" I thought I'd been in sin so long,
That I must be forgiven."
"We are further told that McKinley will
behave himself because he has his ear to
the ground. Well, we must admit that he
has. Before 1W5 nobody even knew and
himself least of all whether he stood, if
any man can stand with his ear to the
ground whether. I Fay. he stood for silver
or gold. In fact, he reminded me In those
days of a certain knight celebrated in an
ancient English ballad, of whom it is there
" 'His steed was shod with silver before.
With the beaten gold behind.'
"Well, he put his ear to the ground, and
those front horseshoes came off with as
tonishing rapidity. Yes, he will have, as
he has had. his ear to the ground. But. sir.
that is not the way to hear the voice of
God! An ear that is turned to the ground is
deaf to the cry of conscience. It may hear
the rolling of the most distant political
thunder, but it never yet heard the still
LITTLE TO SAY.
"As to the vice presidential candidates I
have little that I care to say. Of one of
them I shall say nothing. The other, the
melMramatic hero, with an adhesive hat
nnd a war record, many men refuse to
speak er think of serlouly; but the friends
who a year ago persisted in trusting him
and looking up to him. in spite of his
obvious surrender to bossism, in spite of
his ignoble rejection of the only nomination
that would have done him honor those,
friend only veil with a sad smile the bitter
feeling of shame and disappointment with
which they view the catastrophe of what
promised to be a noble and useful career.
"Now, sir, the question that naturally
suggests itself to those who are not too
lazy to think is. how did we come by sucn
candidates? The answer is not far to
seek. We owe them to machine politics,
and to the rule of the bosses. They are not
the deliberate choice of the people, for I
believe, sir, that the American people Is
still substantially an honest and truth
loving people. If I doubted this I should
indeed despair of the people of this Repub
lic. That eminent political ' writer De
Tocqueville, who, whne our beloved coun
try was yet in the early bloom of her
youthful promise, discussed the subject of
Democracy in America, spoke words of
golden truth when he said that the success
of a pure democracy like ours depended
wholly on the honesty of the people; and if
ever this people should lose that charac
teristic, the whole fabric of our institutions
would be In danger of Immediate irremedi
CROWN OF GLORY.
"Tho people of this country have not, I
fondly trust, abandoned and lost this their
crown of glory. But, sir, in place of that
eternal vigilance which Is the price of
liberty, they have permitted themselves to
drift Into a culpable state of Indifference
as to the moral basis of their own political
life. This indifference is two-fold. First
came indifference as to the civic duties of
the voter himself as a unit In politics; and
this was soon and most Invisibly followed
by indifference as to the honesty and
ability and soundness of those professional
politicians to whom the inertness and in
dolence of the citizens had gradually aban
doned the control of public offices. From
this was developed the gradual corruption
of parties; things dangerous, It may be,
but not wholly evil in themselves, and
their change Into immense political ma
chines, superseding and abolishing all the
initiative of the ordinary voter.
"And this, sir, is bossism! This it Is
which has brought us to our present un
happy condition. This it is that justifies
the attitude of the National party that
necessitates the creation of such a party
at this time.
"I venture to assert that, while our party
may see fit at any time to place before the
American people an honest third ticket, its
chief and highest function is to restore to
the people the control of their own affairs;
to release them from the slavery which
now oppresses them; to remind them of
their sacred duties to themselves and to
mankind. The mission of our party may
Incidentally Involve the consideration of
pending questions of policy what we call
platforms. It certainly involves resistance,
both organized and especially Individual
resistance and opposition to the election of
dishonest candidates, such as the political
machine must always propose to the peo
ple: but the great mission of the National
party is to safeguard for America and for
the world those institutions of pure
democracy which In times past have been
the glory of our Republic, and which are
still the best hope of an almost despairing
TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN'S SPEECH.
Louis n. Ehrich Discussed Finance
and ForelKn Policy.
The speech of Louis R. Ehrich as tem
porary chairman discussed at length the
two important Issues of the campaign, the
financial question and the administration's
foreign policy, devoting considerable time
to the latter. In referring to the adminis
tration's attitude toward the Filipinos Mr.
"Chairman Wolcott exclaims: 'Our dead
are burled along the sands of Luzon, and
on its soil no foreign flag shall ever salute
the dawn.' I reply: - The flag that is for
eign on that soil is the American flag, the
flag that typifies the right of men to them
selves and to their own liberties. And from
those American graves. If the brave souls
that rest there were filled with the true
American temper, will issue clarion voices
crying to those children of the Orient: 'We
were faithful soldiers. We obeyed orders.
We sleep here as a sacrifice to military
duty. But if you prize freedom as it is held
dear by valiant men and if there lives
within your breast a spark of that spirit
of liberty which burns in true American
souls you will never succumb until you
beat back the invaders of your soil and
of your God given, inviolable rights.' "
Toward the close of his remarks the tem
porary chairman said:
"Voicing mv own sentiments. I declare
that, if.it need be, I shall fight this Philip
pine crime so long as life shall last. The
crisis presents the alternative between
national self-restraint and Justice, which
shall lift us to a higher plane of civiliza
tion, and national lust and oppression,
which will soil and corrupt the very soul
of the Republic. It Is the choice between
the imperialistic spirit of Napoleon, who
taught 'everything for the people, but
nothing 'by the people and the republi
can spirit of Lincoln, who said that 'gov
ernment of the people, by the people and
for the people shall not perish from the
earth.' Realizing the countless blessings
which God has so lavishly poured on this
race of American freemen, reverently
crossing the threshold of the new century,
we must not, we dare not, stoop to adopt
a declaration of .dependence, subtracting
liberty and pursuit of happiness from the
rights of man, and maintain that govern
ments derive their Just powers from the
consent of the governors."
The List of Delegates.
Following is a list of the men who were
here yesterday to attend the convention of
the national third ticket movement, in
cluding the Indianapolis "independents:"
John L Gitterman, John J. Chapman,
Joseph M. Price, William II. Riley, Isaac
H. Klein, Oswald G. Viilard and E. V.
Abbott.lNew York city; R. A. Widemann,
Naucet, N. Y.; T. M. Osborne, Auburn, N.
Y.; Francis P. Nash, Geneva, N. Y.; Ed
ward Waldo Emmerson. Concord. Mass.;
Harrison O. Apthorps. Boston. Mass.: Fisk
Warren, Harvard, Mass.; Louis R. Ehrich.
Colorado Springs; Earnest Howard, Ralph
G. Wells, Indianapolis; Demarchus C.
Brown, Irvington; Lew Wallace, jr., In
dianapolis; Alonzo Rothschild, Foxboro,
Mass.. and Gen. W. 1. Palmer, of Colorado.
Leaders of the movement say that letters
and telegrams have been received from
many who desired to attend the conven
tion, but who found they would be unable
to do so.
EXHIBIT OF VEHICLES
Will Be One of the Features of the
Indianapolis people, as well as those from
out in the State, will find much to Interest
them in vehicles at the state fair, when
it opens on Sept. 17. Last year the manu
facturers of traps, phaetons, carriages and
fcimilar vehicles had in their exhibits one
of the features of the fair. Most of them
were in large tents, just north of tho Art
Hall, and admirers of trim conveyances saw
the newest ideas the manufacturers had to
effer. The exhibits this year will bo on
a larger scale than last. The manufactur
ers say they found the fair a source of
profit to them, since it gave them an op
portunity to show to the people their
fanciest work. Many of the vehicles to
bo seen on the fair grounds next month
-re now being especially made and will In
clude the fashionable, as well as substan
tial, creations that can be driven on the Im
proved streets of an Indiana city, as well
La those that are adapted to the. highways
of the country and small towns. Most of
the manufacturers of the Mississippi val
ley will be represented, some of them send
ing a dozen or more vehicles.
"The people of Indiana are giving more
attention to vehicles every year." a manu
facturer says. "Every family, whether liv
ing In the city or country, aspires to the
ownership of a turnout that includes a
good-looking horse and well-made vehicle.
Ae the streets of the cities and towns and
the roads In the country are improved, the
demand for better and newer patterns in
vehicles continues to increase and now the
1 eople want the best that the manufactur
ers can produce for them. In Indianapolis
there is seen a better class of vehicles every
year. There are -a good many fancy ve
hicles driven, but the taste of the people
teems to run more to the neat, well-made
cnes. The people of the city do not have a
better opportunity to see what the manu
facturers are turning out than at the State
fair. Those who have exhibits on the fair
grounds stock them with their best prod
The Indianapolis Fire Insurance Com
pany. which began business Sept. I. 109.
has succeeded In obtaining over $35.000 in
premiums, and the lossea nave been lets
than V2,f This Is a very satisfactory
showing. Office, No. lis East Market street.
NEW INDIANA RAILROAD
Anionic the New Concern Filing In
The following articles of incorporation
were filed yesterday:
The Kellogg Hardware and Implement
Company, of Chalmers: capital stock, S1.2jC
directors. A. R. Jamison, lleorge A. Jami
son. S. M. Jackson, Thomas Kellogg and
Seth J. Kellogg.
The Laurel Steam Stone Company, of
Franklin county: capital stock. $24.UOO: di
rectors. Caleb W. Pusey. Joel B. Pusey.
Oscar Derbyshire, John O'Hair and Edgar
The Terre Haute - Wabash Valley Rail
road Company; capital stock, SSW.mo. The
road will be constructed from Terre Haute.
Vigo county, to the towns of Merom and
Sullivan in Sullivan county, and also to the
towns of Clinton and Rockville In the coun
ties of Vermillion and Tarke. The directors
are James P. Kendall, G. A. Conzman. B.
G. Hudnut. IL G. Miller. F. B. Smith. W.
P. Ijams. D. F. Kendall. A. M. HIggins.
John E. Beggs. John O. Barbee. Milton M.
Piety, W. A. McFarland. David W. Hewey.
The Gauss Pharmacal Company, of In
dianapolis; capital stock, J2.(K1; directors.
L. M. Gauss, Henry Gauss and Jacob C.
Allen Sails for Porto nico.
BOSTON. Aug. 14. The gunboat May
flower, having on board Governor Charles
II. Allen, of Porto Rico, sailed from th
Charlestown navy yard to-day for that
Seaton, the Hatter,
Is selling Straw Hats cheap.
IHR FOL' It ROUTE.
Acton Park Assembly and Campmeet-
Ing Jnly liSth to Aug. 13th, 1900.
Special and regular trains run as follows
from and to Indianapolis:
Week Day Trains.
Leave Indianapolis 7:13 a. m.;' 10:50 a.
m.; 5:30 p. m.
Returning, Leave Acton Park 5:35 a. m.;
10:43 a. m.; 6:08 p. m.; 11:13 p. m.
Leave Indianapolis 9 a. m.; 1:30 p. m.;
6 p. m.
Returning, Leave Acton Park 12:15 noon;
3 p. m.; 11 p. m.
II. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A.
BIG FOUR AND C. & O. ROUTE.
Thursday, Aus 10th.
$15.00 FOR THE ROUND TRIP ?15.00
From Indianapolis and corresponding rate3
from all points to
ATLANTIC CITY. CAPE MAY.
and eight other seaside resorts.
Tickets good returning twelve days.
Through sleepers and coaches on trains
leaving Indianapolis 7:45 a. m. and 6:20
Remember the day. Thursday, Aug. 16.
For particulars call at Big Four office or
address, H. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A.
Grand Excursions to the Cool Resorts
fll.OO Round Trip 911.00.
Petoskcy nnd Traverse City,
flO.OO Round Trip $10.00.
Tickets will be sold on Thursday, Aug.
SO. Thursday, Sept. 6. and Saturday, Sept.
K good returning 30 days from date. These
popular G. R. & I. resorts were never more
inviting. Hunting and fishing will be at
their best, and the pure invigorating air of
Northern Michigan is the best of tonics.
For further Information address W. V.
RICHARDSON, D. P. A., Indianapolis.
RIG FOUR ROUTE.
$1.50 Louisville nnd Return, Sunday,
Special train will leave Indianapolis 7 a.
m. Returning leave Louisville 7 p. m.
II. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A.
Lake Maxlnkuckcc and Return,
$1.00 Itcund Trip $1.00,
Sunday, Aug. 10th,
Special train loaves Indianapolis 7:30 a. rn.
Returning leaves Lake Maxinkuckee 6:30
p. m. Train will stop at Maxinkuckee As
DIG FOUR ROUTE,
Benton Harbor, Mich., and Return,
Saturday, A nur. 18.
Tickets will be sold for trains leaving In
dlanapoHs 6:45 a. m. and 11:15 a. m. Satur
day, Aug. 18. good returning for ten days.
II. M. BRONSON. A. G. P. A.
Soldiers Home, Dayton, O., Pennsyl
vania Snndny Excursion, A tig:. 10.
$ 1 .25 II o u n d T1 P $ 1 .25.
Special train leaves Indianapolis 6:30 a. m.
Returning leaves Dayton 6 p. m. Special
arrangements have been made with street
car company to run early cars to accom
modate Indianapolis people.
BIG FOUR ROUTE.
$1.23 Cincinnati and Return, Sunday,
Special train, making no stops In either
direction, leaves Indianapolis 7:30 a. m.
Returning leaves Cincinnati 7 p. m.
. II. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A.
$7.00 Niagara Falls $7.K.
Via C, II. fc D. and Erle R. R.
Thursday, Aus. 10th.
Tickets good twelve days. Stop-over at
Lake Chautauqua on return. Train leaves
Indianapolis 10:15 a. m.
R. P. ALGEO, D. P. A.
$1.25 Madison and Return $1.25.
Sunday, Aus. 10th.
Special train leaves Indianapolis 7:30 a. m.
Returning leaves Madison 6 p. m.
BICJ FOUR ROUTE.
$1.00 Danville, 111., nnd Return, Sun
day, Aus. 10th.
Special train leaves Indianapolis 7:23 a m
II. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A. "
$1.00 Terre Haute and Return $l.oO.
Sunday, Aus. 10th.
Fast special train leaves Indianapolis
a. m.. stopping only at Greencastle and
Brazil. Arrives Terre Haute JO a. m Re
turning special train leaves Terre Haute
7:30 p. m.. stopping at all intermediate
Pocket Map of China.
Latest Indexed map of Chinese empire,
with enlarged map of portion of China
where difficulty exists, and Information
relating to present crisis, mailed on re
ceipt of 4 cents in postage by W. B. Cox.
435 Vine street, Cincinnati. O.
Insure with German Fire Insurance of In
diana. General offices. 29 South Delaware
street. Fire, tornado and explosion.
Feed your horse JANES'S Dustiest Oats.
Originality is the distinguishing feature
of the up-to-date jewelry store. Our cases
are full of original ideas in odd and dainty
forms of gold and silver, which attract the
attention of all who visit our store.
Original ideas in diamond mounting.
Indiana Leading Jerrelers.
You may call it eczema, tetter or milk rrmt.
But 110 matter what you call it, this kln dis
ease which com? in retches that bum, lu h.
discharge a watery matter, dry and scale, owes
its existence to the presence of humor in tha
It will continue to exM.anuoy, and crh.ip1
ajronlze, ax long a. thrc humors remain.
It is always radically and permanently cured
hieb dispels all humors, and I positively un
equaled for all cutaneous eruptions.
Good enough for the
Queen she is your
Manufactured of pure
material at my bakerr.
where your lady friend
1 are invited to fee the
PETER F. BRYCE
Summer Gas Stoves,
The Guaranteed Kiud
Twilly Ss Stnlnolcer.
Trench, Knife, Sunburst, and all the latest
fancy styles of
Accordion Plaiting, Etc,
Mrs. M. C. PAGE, Men
Rooms 7 and 8, Odd Fe!Jow5 Building
Cor. Pennsylvania and Washington fcU.
Recently moved from old location, on
Hast Washington street.
Special attention given to mail and ex
press orders. Telephone.
Hat Ccrrply itb Slate Uw.
Iron and Wire Fencing,
Grey Iron Ccsticgs.
ELLIS & HELFENBERGER,
266 bouth kernte Aveuue.
Sold from factory to the home.
THE STARR F1AKO CO.,
13 Vet Washington street
FORTHL5 BKST '
Beers, Wines, Champagnes
WHISKIES. GINS and BRANDIES,
JAC, METZGER Äs GO
Alao. all klada of MINERAL WATERS. Tal 407.
Watches, Diamonds, Clocks,
JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS,
Sold on the easiest kind of payments.
GRAY & GR1BBEN, : 154 North Illinois St.
Advertise Your Business
and the Fall Carnjval...
A well, bv- bavins: our Carnl
val tWifrn." approved by ro re
mittee, printed In red on the
back of your envelope. We
arc printing thousand. Tele
phone ior special prices.
CUXTRALi XTG. CO.
Iloth rnones 1717. 133 Eat Court St reeL
The ALDAG PAINT & VARNISH CO.
436 East Wanhlugton Mrett.
And all kinds of Summer (ioods at cut price.
Vonnegut Hardware Co
120-11T4 lt Wttahlufflon Street.
Everything in the Bicycle line must be
sold to make room for a full line of Gar
laud Stoves and Ranges.
C. KOEIIKIXGÄ2 BKO.
878, 8S0. 882 Vfrjioia Aucue.
Lap Dusters and Flynets
We turn oat tfcc mest stjllfb HARNESS for
the least money. See that
yours Is made by
Techentin & Freiberg,
123 E. Woshlostou St.
Carload Lots or by the
THE INDIANAPOLIS GAS CO.
Iziiij l:zn.dt bj 11:3, J2 Ter Ycr,