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JOURNAL, FRIDAY, " SEPTEMBER 28, 1900.
Trhlch "was done. Continuing Mr. Irish
"And now Mr. Bryan U going up and
down this country telling the laboring men
that this writ of injunction, which Is to
protect the rights of property as the habeas
corpus protects the right of persons. Is a
device of the evil-minded to deprive a poor
man of the right of trial by Jury, and a
statement more lacking in truth was never
made by a public man in the United States,
whether he was running for President or
whether he was running for constable in a
back township. Applause.
"Consider now, in soberness of mind, for
a moment, what that assault moans. Un
der our system of government, projected
beyond the federal Constitution to the
state constitutions, we have the system of
three co-ordinate branches of the govern
mentthe executive, the legislative and the
Judicial. Whenever encroachments are
made upon the Independence of the Ju
diciary, then the independence and the
power and authority of one co-ordinate
branch of your government is undermined
and finally to be destroyed.
"What next'does Mr. Bryan propose? For
many years the Socialist organizations of
the United States wrought with the Popu
list party to get it to put into its platform
direct legislation in the form of what the
Socialists call the Initiative and the refer
endum, the initiative meaning the passing
of laws directly in the ballot box
the correction of laws directly in the ballot
box and the referendum meaning the
transfer of the veto power from the execu
tive to the ballot box. Finally they suc
ceeded In getting the Populists to adopt
direct legislation and the convention at
Kansas City, running in a jocund humor
to the adoption- of every fad and every
cranklsm and every fanaticism that prom
ised tt win a vote or a fraction of a vote,
hastened to adopt direct legislation as a
principle of Bryan Democracy.
"Now what does direct legislation mean?
Direct legislation means the abolition of
representative government and our entire
scheme founded in the Federal Constitution
and fastened there by the fathers is a
scheme of government that rests upon
representative institutions, and you destroy
representative institutions and you have
destroyed and disordered our entire con
stitutional scheme of government. Mr.
Bryan talks about imperialism and he goes
around shivering by day and by night. In
sunshine and shadow, about the approach
of the empire. Why, imperialism never yet
directly and immediately destroyed well
established popular institutions. It may
have destroyed ephemeral popular insti
tutions that were not yet planted In the
habits of the people, but it never yet de
stroyed well-estabiished popular institu
tions Immediately, but it always came after
they had been destroyed by the schemes
cf demagogues and Intriguers. The Roman
commonwealth, founded upon popular in
stitutions, was prepared for the coming
cf Caesar for more than a century by the
Roman demagogues through flattery of the
people. Mr. Uryan now advocates govern
ment ownership of all the Instruments of
commerce and the Roman commonwealth
In its day Mattered the people and practi
cally did control by ownership the Instru
ments of commerce and production and
that system finally resulted in the neces-
.v- mo lucoin vi. ui-; ucuig gainerea
by the government in vast magazines in
the wity of Rome and the people all coming
there to be fed 'out of a spoon by the gov
ernment, and in that way the institutions
of he Roman commonwealth fell into
chaos, disorder, confusion and corruption,
and. the way was made open and plain for
Caesar. Whenever by these experiments
the destruction of well-ordered popular
government is brought about, there fol
low the chaos and confusion and disorder
which are sure to come.
INVASION 07 RIGHTS.
"The people, enduring the invasion of
their rights of person and property in that
fcuimiuon o ureoraet- m wn:cn th courts
have no authority to protjet person and
property, in which the arm of the execu
tive has been paralyzed, in which their
right to representation by the majority in
representative institutions ha3 been taken
away, Anally, growing tired of the inva
sion consequent upon disorder, all turn
their faces toward the horizon where arises
the shadow of the 'man on horseback, and
then empire comes because, ia .the confu
sion and disorder, the people are ready to
welcome any one that comes with a sword
keen enough and an arm strong enough to
bring order out of disorder and system cut
of chaos, and if I were a professor had
ro connection with politics but were
teaching a class of my students the history
of the world, and I were asked by them
what is the first step towards the destruc
tion of established popular instltutuns by
empire I would answer: 'Study the poli
cies of Mr. Bryan, and in them, boys, you
Will find the first step laid out. Applause.
"Now, Mr. Bryan goes up and down the
country talking to the laboring people. It
Is an odd peculiarity of that voluble, vola
tile, versatile, inexperienced young gentle
man from Nebraska that in all his public
career he has never yet been known to ut
ter one word that was lighted with hope,
one word of cheer, one word of encourage
ment, to his countrymen. I defy any of
hl3 followers to point to me a great, big,
hearty, cheerful utterance of hopt and en
couragement to the manhood of America
by Mr. Bryan. Great applause. The
other day he stood In the city of Chicago
alongside of the Governor of New York,
and there passed in review before them a
PAIE WEATHER PROMISED.
Fresh Northeasterly Wind, Hovrerer,
Slay Chill Indlanlans.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.-Forecast for
Friday and Saturday:
For Ohio Fair on Friday; colder in
fouthern portion. Saturday fair; fresh
For Illinois Fair on Friday; colder in
extreme southern portion. Saturday fair
and warmer In northern and central por
tions; fresh-northeasterly winds.
For Indiana Fair on Friday; colder in
extreme southern portion. Saturday fair;
fresh northeasterly winds.
Local Observation on Thursday.
Bar. Ther. R.II. Wind. Weather. Pre.
7 a. m..30.r0 &4 S7 North. Cloudy. .00
T p. m..C0.23 58 W North. Cloudy. .60
Maximum temperature, to';.rr lnimum tem
Following is a comparative statement of
the mean temperature and total precipita
tion for Sept. 27:
Normal C2 .00
Mean 63 .60
Departure o .51
Departure since Sept. 1 137 .G3
Departure since Jan. 1 HO 1.03
Plus. C. F. R. WAPPENHANS.
Local Forecast Official.
i m. aiax. 7 p. m.
06 w M
26 &S f
64 70 62
22 CS IS
52 54 54
&i 73 68
53 42 40
CS KS CS
4S 50 4S
45 5 51
44 54 54
2s M 52
61 fciJ 76
4 50 so
74 2 S2
40 45 44
74 SH 76
7U 1) SO
76 M fcJ
64 74 68
52 60 W
42 62 52
CS y 70
2 5S 52
54 54 52
72 x) 84
Burralo, N. Y..
Calgary. N. W.
Chicago. 111.. .
Davenport. Ia.. ..
Des Moines. Ia....
Galveston. Tex.. ..
Kansas City, Mo.
Little Itock, Ark
New Orleans, La.
New York city ...
North Platte. NVb
Oklahoma. O. T..
Pittsburg. Fa.. ..
Qu' Appell. N. W
Rapid City, S. D..
Kilt Lake City....
Rt. Louia, Mo
f-t. Paul. Minn....,
Fprlngfield. M.. .
Vicksburg. Miss.. .
. ."Washington, D. C
procession which had In it tens of thou
sands of laboring men. eekbratlng the day
set apart and dedicated to the toilers, and
there passed In review before him in that
procession a larger number of well-dressed,
well-fed. constantly employed, well-paid
and independent laboring men than ever
passed in review before the eyes of man
in any other nation on earth Tremendous
applause and cheering scarce a man in it
clad less comfortably than I am at
this moment and when the proces
sion and the marching were done
A POLITICAL, SPEECH.
"Mr. Bryan went to talk to those labor
ing men violated the day's understanding
and made a political speech, of course and
he told them how miserable they were, how
wretched they were, how deprived of their
rights they wore, how they were being
wronged painted a future full of gloom
and darkness and despair, told them
amongst other things that they were pay
ing too much for their bread. Two days
later he came down here somewheres in a
farming community, and with farmers, the
tillers of the soil, within hearing of his
voice, he told them how they were being
oppressed, how they were being wronged,
how destruction with its black shadows lay
near in front of them upon the path which
they were compelled to tread, and amongst
other things told them they were not get
ting a high enough price for their wheat.
Great outburst of applause and shouts of
laughter. It would occur to the most cas
ual observer that inasmuch as wheat is 30
per cent, higher than It was four years
ago, the price of the raw material must
go forward In the bread, and how on rarth
the farmer can get a higher price for wheat
without the bread-eater paying more for
his bread, is what nobody can find out ex
cept Mr. llryan. Put he this man who as
pires to sit in the place of Washington and
Adams and Jefferson and Jackson
and Cleveland and Lincoln this
man is entirely capable of arous
ing the envy and the rage of the
laboring man by telling him that he is
paying too much for his bread and doing
the same thing to the farmer by complain
ing to him that he does not get enough for
his wheat. Then a few days later he went
to St. Louis and talked to the laboring men
there in the same strain, and in order to
make them especially melancholy he en
deavored to put them in a mind to go home
and smother their babies in the cradle.
YOUNG MAN ABSALOM.
"He took up the case of the young man
Absalom Renewed laughter, and he told
them that the day has gone by in which
there is any opening for the young man in
this country every door absolutely closed,
locked and battened, no chance at all and
after he had painted this dark picture he
said: Oh parents of these young men,
what is to become of your boy; what is to
be done with the young man of this coun
try?' and at the very time that he was
standing there painting this picture of de
spair and appealing in a demagogic way
to the solicitude of those parents there
were entering the high schools, the semi
naries, the academies, the colleges and uni
versities of learning in the United States a
larger percentage of young men and women
the sons and daughters of the people
than were ever seen in proportion to the
population in the Institutions of learning in
this land or any other land under the sun.
Tremendous applause and cheering. That
is what they are doing with young men
they are sending them to the schools where
their minds will be trained, and look at the
output of these universities. I have watched
in California the work done with our young
men and our young women by that stal
wart and distinguished son of Indiana. Dr.
David Starr Jordan, of Leland Stanford
University Great applause, and I have
seen the intellects of the young trained
there and seen them go forth from that
great .;ntitutlon of learning bo well
equipped with trained minds to grapple
with the problems of their career that they
were snapped up in employment, and they
go with the knowledge that they carry out
with them into enterprises in every coun
try clear around the world. They are in
China, they are in Korea, they are In Si
beria, they are all over Asia, they are even
in Africa, they are in Europe, and as a rule
these young men who go forth, stalwart in
the trained intellects that they carry, these
young men are the sons of the plain people
and the poor. And yet Mr. Bryan asks
what are we going to do with. the young
men. Laughter and applause. Always
mewling and moaning and lamenting and
never uttering a word of hope and cheer
HARM TO THE PEOPLE.
"Now his election this year would do
more harm to the people of this country
than it would have done four years ago.
Four years ago the interests of the coun
try were flat on the ground they could
not fall. . Great laughter and applause.l
To-day the Interests of the country are
standing upright, strong and stalwart, and
an assault upon them now is under con
ditions under which they can fall, and
when they fall they will be shattered and
broken. Do you tell me that it will bo
possible to change the monetary standard,
tc drive out gold and silver by a return to
the Issue of greenbacks, to destroy the
national banking system, to interfere with
the Independence of the judiciary, to revo
lutionize by destroying the representative
nature of our institutions do you tell me
that it will be possible to take all of theso
policies and accomplish any of them with
out bringing on such a condition of panic
and distress In this country as will by con
trast make the panic of 1SÜ3 seem like an
Indiana Indian summer zephyr compared
to the Galveston storm? And it is sure to
come. Mr. Bryan in his speeches and in his
Kansas City platform denounces what we
have accomplished the sound money men
of this Republic in the way of financial re
form in the last four years. The old State of
Indiana will have her name imperishably
connected in honorable history with the
genesis of the first concentrated effort to
secure the reform of our complex financial
system in this country."
Mr. Irish then launched into a splendid
defense of the gold standard, of the mon
etary convention of Indianapolis, and paid
a glowing tribute to its chairman, Mr.
Hugh 11. Hanna, the mention of whose
name was the signal for an outburst of
applause which was hearty and prolonged.
He also urged the passage of legislation
which will prevent the currency from be
coming congested in money centers, forcing
men in remote localities to pay higher
rates of Interest for credit. One of his most
telling points was that under the gold
standard the national debt Is made re
fundable in gold bonds bearing interest at
only 2 per cent., which bonds are sold at a
premium of 5 per cent, in the open market.
The speaker told of the time when he, as
an employer of men and as the owner of
large business interests, watched with
breathless interest the slow crawling of
the Nation's credit up to par, and when it
reached that point ho gave his workmen
a holiday, with wages, and told them to
celebrate the glorious event that the
United States once more had a credit as
good as tbat of any other nation in the
world. Mr. Irish issued a challenge to Col.
Bryan in the following language:
"Now, there are two things that I want
Mr. Bryan to do. and that I challenge him
to do. He goes up and down the country,
quoting a part of one of Lincoln's sentences
in which he affirms the high doctrine of
self-government by the consent of the gov
erned, and where, from Mason and Dixon's
lino to the Dominion border, and where, be
tween ocean and ocean, is there a man, or
woman, a schoolgirl or a boy who Is not
willing to light with all the energy that
nature has put In thorn in behalf of self
government and the consent of the gov
erned? Who In all this land is Intldel ro
any declaration that Lincoln made upon
that point? But Mr. Bryan, with charac
teristic obliquity of morality Laughter
and intellect, quotes only a part of what
Mr. Lincoln said. I want him to quote not
enly the context, but the text of the sen
tence. Mr. Lincoln said this: The negro Is
a human being. To deny to him self-government
is to destroy self-government." Now,
I want Mr. Bryan when he is around ex
hibiting the vitals of Mr. Lincoln and his
opinions Laughter, 1 want him to go
down into Alabama, and Charleston, S. C,
and quote Mr. Lincoln there. Laughter,
applause and cheers. When asked in the
Chicago University when he was talking
about the consent of the governed how
about North Carolina, in a way utterly
unworthy of the position he occupies, he
said: 'Oh. you have your race question in
New York and Ohio and everywhere else.'
That was not an answer to the question.
THE RACE QUESTION.
"We have our race question In the
Northern States, we have conflicts btween
the two races, wo have those outbreaks
of rage In which men are moved to visit
upon a black man a punishment in de
gree and manner that would not be visited
upon a white man for the same offense
that is true but the question asked him
in the University of Chicago did not re
lateas he well knew to that phase of the
race question at all. It related to th en
joyment by the black man In the United
States of his political rights, secured to
him by the Üfteenth amendment, to the
Federal Constitution. I am not hereto-night
to attempt a vindication of the wisdom of
that fifteenth amendment; I am not here
to affirm that it was wise to give the negro
a ballot, but I am here to say that the
negro's ballot Is entrenched in the Con
stitution of the United States as deeply
entrenched as my own right of franchise.
Great applause. Mr. Bryan said to a lot
of old soldiers of the civil war in Kansas
the other day, 'I am glad to see you, I am
glad to have you supporting me Laughter.,
because you in your youth fought to give
consent of the governed to the black man,
and I want you now to help me to give
consent of the governed to the brown man
Laughter, and I thought that was mock
ery, because in that section of the country
south of Mason and Dixon's line, from
which Mr. Bryan expects to receive 120
electoral votes, consent of the governed Is
denied to the black man. Self-government
according to Lincoln, whom he quotas so
glibly, is destroyed in that section of the
country, and therefore destroyed for all.
Great aplause. Out in Kansas someone
asked him again, 'How about North Car
olina?' 'Oh,' he said, 'the Republican party
took the ballot away from the negro in
the District of Columbia' another evasion
entirely unworthy of a man holding his
position as the candidate of a party for
President of the United States. It is true
the Congress of the United States con
ferred the franchise upon the people and the
whole people of the District of Columbia,
and then after experiment it took away the
franchise from the black and white alike
in the District of Columbia, and Mr. Bryan
knew It perfectly weli. Neither white nor
black can vote in tne District of Colum
bia. Mr. Bryan knew that. He has been
a member of Congress, sat through two
sessions, he knew that perfectly well.
Applause. I may be overestimating his
faculty of observation. Laughter.
NATIONAL BANKING SYSTEM.
"Mr. Brj an denounces the national bank
ing system and announces that his mission
in the world is its destruction; announces
that he, when he gets the power, will re
turn to an issue of greenbacks which Mr.
Lincoln said he was very doubtful about
whether It could be maintained with con
vertibility into coin in sufficient volume to
answer the needs of the people and to pro
tect labor from the evilä of a vicious cur
rency. Mr. Bryan is quoting Mr. Lincoln
a good deal on the labor question and I am
surprised that this point has escaped him
in regard to labor. Now, Mr. Bryan pro
posing to do all of these things, proposing
to destroy the independence of the Judici
ary, proposing to impair the authority of
the executive, proposing to strike down by
revolution our representative institutions
and destroy thereby the legislative branch
of the government, is out asking the people
who disagree with him in all of these poli
cies yet to vote him into power because
they agree with him on his issue that he
Mr. Irish here paid his respects to the
issue of imperialism, which he clearly
showed to be a device of Mr. Bryan to as
sist him in gaining the office of President.
He declared that the Democrats of the
South, from whom Mr. Bryan expects to
get 120 electoral votes, are almost to a man
in favor of expansion and holding the Phil
ippines. One Democrat with whom the
speaker had talked, was asked his opinion
about holding the islands without the con
sent of the governed and replied quickly:
"The Filipinos have no rights that we ares
bound to respect; we want to sell cotton."
When asked how he could consistently
support Mr. Bryan, who holds views con
trary to his own. the man said that the
Southern Democrats would see to it that
Mr. Bryan is not allowed to do such a
foolish thing as give back the Philippine
islands if he is elected President. The
speaker exposed Colonel Bryan's duplicity
in the matter of the ratification of the
treaty of Paris. Mr. Irish devoted some
time to W. R, Hearst, editor of three yel
low journals In New York, Chicago and
San Francisco and read many editorials
from his pen, in which he denounced the
Democratic leaders for their stupidity in
talking about letting go of the Philippines.
Mr. Hearst's writings, as read by Mr. Irish,
show him to have been a most ardent ex
pansionist, even an imperialist, since he ad
vocated sending to the Philippines enough
troops to hold the natives in checks and
"paying the cost of such troops out of the
revenues of the islands, upon which they
would be a proper charge."
REFERRED TO TILLMAN.
Mr. Irish paid his respects to Mr. Till
man, who, he said, is posing in the North
as the laboring man's friend. The speaker
called attention to the low wage scale pre
vailing in the South, and declared that in
a short time, with that portion of the coun
try coming rapidly into competition with
the North, a labor question of momentous
importance will be up for settlement
whether the wages of workingmen in the
North 3hall be reduced to the level of
those in the South, or whether the scale
in the South shall be raised to correspond
with that fixed In the North. In conclu
sion Mr. Irish said:
"We say to Mr. Bryan: 'Give us back
the seats in the Senate you have lost for
us; give us back the States in which you
have destroyed our power; give us back
the executive authority which your leader
ship has thrown away; and, above all, un
faithful leader, political empiric and
quack, give us back that most priceless
possession of all political parties the con
fidence of the people, that has been lost
under your sway. Great applause. We
owe him nothing but defeat, and to-night,
as I stand here, and as the people
who are in concert with me every
where stand and ponder their duty
I conjure them to action. Don't be
solicitous about the political future. That
political future can have upon It no cloud
as dark. It can be brought into temporary
illumination by no stroke of lightning as
destructive as would be the supremacy of
Mr. Bryan and the policies to which he
stands committed. We will have plenty
of time in the future to correct whatever
may need correction, we will have time to
consider In sober mind all of the problems
that now enmesh us, but the first thing
necessary to these conditions in which we
will pluck the flower of safety from the
nettle danger is the defeat of Mr. Bryan,
and I ask you employer and employed I
ask you, man and woman, I ask you, citi
zens of the commonwealth of Indiana, to
stand by the honor of your old State, to
stand by the conspicuous place which she
has made In history by her relation to these
great reform movements since 18yS stifnd
by the best good of all your countrymen,
stand by the fire on the worklngman's
hearth and the food on his table and the
shelter over his wife and children, stand
by your own interest and the hope of the
young men and maidens in the land, by
giving such a deathly blow to political
demagogy, fraud, chicanery and mis
leadership as will make it impossible for
many a long year to come for another
demagogue the equal in danger and power
of Mr. Bryan to become prominent In
SICKLES DEFENDS THE FLAG.
The General's Speech at n Dinner In
Honor of 3InJ. Gen. Otis.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Maj. Gen. Elwell
S. Otis, of the United States army, was
entertained at dinner to-night at Del
monico's by Lafayette Post, No. 140, G. A.
R. Gen. J. Fred Pierson presided. There
were nearly three hundred diners. A tele
gram of regret was received from Presi
dent McKinley and read. The speakers
were ex-Consul Williams, Generals Otis,
Wheeler. Brooke and Sickles, Rear Ad
miral Barker and Albert D. Shaw.
General Sickles spoke to the toast "Our
Flag." He said: "I shall not waste time
in poetical flourishes about the flag. It
stands for Justice, for liberty regulated by
law, and stands for progress all the time
progress. And where it stands It is not go
ing to move. I can tell you that. Great
applause. And no man living and no num
ber of men living are authorized to say to
that flag. 'Thus far mayest thou go, and
no farther.' The flag consecrates its de
fenders. That means that whoever con
spires or combines to Injure it or to kill its
defenders is a traitor. Applause. We had
them in 15G4, and in 1900 there are the same
copperheads again. Some people -say that
Hag means conquest. If it means conquest,
why did not we keep Mexico? We are the
defenders, not the purlolners. of republics,
as w showed in the cases of Venezuela
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WHITE'S INSTITUT": IX A VI'ltY
Work AmoiiK the Indiana Also Is
Flourishing etv Offloers Chosen
for the Imlinnn Yearly .Meeting.
pecial to the Indianapolis Journal.
RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. 27. The devo
tional exercises prior to the regular morn
ing business session cf the Indiana Yearly
Meeting were in charge of Zenas L. Martin,
ol Iowa. The first business was the report
c the delegates, through Joseph R. Small,
proposing the names of Elwood O. Ellis,
clerk; Chas. A. Francisco and Ira C. John
ton, assistant clerks; Clarkson H. Parker,
messenger; MIlo P. Elliott, announcement
clerk; Tennison Lewis, William Small and
Samuel B. Hill, committee on new busi
ness. The forty-eighth annual report of the
trustees of White's Indiana Manual Labor
Institute was made. It showed the follow
ing: The new building which replaced the
one destroyed by fire has been completed
and has been furnished, mainly through
gifts of money and useful articles. The
new building has cost, complete, $10,743.31,
all of which has been paid, part on bor
rcwed money, of which $2,500 still remains
unpaid. There are now sixty-six dependent
crphan children as inmates. During the
year twenty-six have been admitted, and
thirty-two placed in homes. There are two
teachers in the school. The health of the
inmates has been excellent, and the con
duct and deportment is constantly grow
ing better. The financial report shows thi
receipts during the past year to nave been
$13.555.12, and the expenditures, $12,945.55,
leaving a balance on hand of $009.57.
The epistles from New England. New
York and Baltimore yearly meetings were
read. The next work was the report of the
committee on Indian affairs, in which was
given a summary of the year's work by
Superintendents George N. and L. Ella
Hartley, who have charge of the mission
at Tecumseh, O. T., as follows:
Most of the departments of the mission
work in this field have been unusually suc
cessful. One thousand four hundred and
ninety-three religious meetings have been
held the past year, with eighty-two conver
sions. There have been ten Bible schools.
A new school has been built at the Modoc
mission and additional Improvements have
been made at other stations, which have
greatly expedited the work. The financial
report of the committee shows a prosperous
condition, with a. balance on hand of over
The women held a separate session this
morning. Frances Jenkins, of Kansas City,
led in prayer. The delegates reported the
following officers for the year, in which
the meeting concurred: Clerk, Naomi Har
rison: assistants, -Annie B. Woodard and
Ethel Kirk; messenger, Laura White Park
er; committee on new business, Mary H.
Goddard, 'Irena Beard and Esther Pugh;
committee to audit the accounts and pro
pose a name for treasurer, Fannie Pickett,
Mary B. Charles and Jennie Miller. The re
ports on Indian affairs and White's Insti
tute were considered.
This afternoon a Joint session was held.
The report of the, Home Mission commit
tee was submitted, and showed that $843.32
was given in provisions and $S71.fc9 in mon
ey; 54.0SO pages of literature were distrib
uted; 350 gospel meetings were held; 42
conversions and 16 renewals resulted. A
large amount of other work was done.
Gilbert J. Rayner, assistant superintend
ent of the Ohio Anti-saloon League, made
a highly Interesting address, dealing chief
ly with the work in Ohio. He claims this
department Is making greater progress
than any other in Christian work, He pre
dicts that Ohio will eventually be without
saloons. The Rev. W. C. Holt, of Indian
apolis, state superintendent of the Anti
saloon League, gave a report of the work
in Indiana. He said the saloon nun are
engaged in raising $1.000,000 to repeal or
modity the Nicholson law.
CONGER TO GO AHEAD.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
as a preliminary to the negotiation. In
view of the answers already received from
other powers In the same line, the officials
are at a loss to account for the statement
in some of the European papers that the
United States stands "isolated" in regard
to this German note.
Two Warships Hate Sailed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.-Of the six war
ships which were last week ordered to pro
ceed to the Orient to reinforce the Asiatic
squadron, the Albany and the Wilmington
already have started on their long Journey.
The Albany sailed from Pieraeus yester
day, and to-day the Wilmington left Monte
video for Bahia, Brazil. Thence she will
cross the Atlantic and proceed via the Med
iterranean. It was expected that the big
battleship Kentucky would not be delayed
beyond a few days In her preparations, but
after going Into dry dock in' New York yes
terday it was decided to make some
changes, which will delay her departure
three weeks. The principal alterations will
be made in connection with her turret guns.
Captain Chester, who commands the Ken
tucky, found that after firing the turret
guns ran out too quickly, and made too
great a shock on the gun carriages. The
ordnance bureau, therefore, decided to
put In counter recoil checks to remedy this
COGGER HAD NARROW ESCAPE.
Bullet Made n Hole in Declaration of
Independence Above His Desk.
DES MOINES, Ia., Sept. 27. The first
definite news of the siege of Peking was
received to-day in Des Moines "in letters
from Mrs. Edwin H. Conger and her niece,
Miss Mary Pierce. Mrs. Conger describes
the relief of the city by 50,000 troops, in
cluding 10,000 Americans, on the afternoon
of Aug. 14. The attacks of the Boxers on
the preceding nights, she says, were almost
fatal to the ministers and their parties who
were huddled In the British legation. They
were living on half a pound of dog meat
a day when the siege was lifted. Miss
Pierce describes the narrow escape of Min
ister Conger on July 4. "He stood in the
doorway," she says, "talking with the
American surgeon, when a spent bullet
penetrated the surgeon's legs, just missing
the American minster. Another bullet made
a hole in the Declaration of Independence
that hung above Mr. Conger's desk. Mr.
Petchlck. an attache, sitting with Mr. Con
ger, missed death by a few inches. A bul
let went through a fan In his hands. The
Americans and all foreigners gathered in
the British legation lived seven weeks
without fresh food of any kind. At an
other time they had nothing but horse
flesh, the saddle ponies of the Americans
being killed for food."
Mrs. Conger used her silk draperies, gifts
of the dowairer Empress, to make sand
bags to fortify the legations. When Baron
Von Ketteler, the German minister, was
shot, Mrs. Conger carried the news to the
Reiteration of the Report that Britain
I with the lulted Stated.
LONDON, Sept. 27. The statement that
Lord Salisbury had verbally answered the
German ambassador, Count Von Hatzfeldt
Wildenburg, In the same terms that the
United States government used in reply to
the German note regarding China has called
forth many denials throughout Europe. In
the first place it may be reiterated that
Tuesday last the British premier told the
German ambassador here that Germany's
idea of the surrender of the authors of the
outrages as a precedent to peace negotia
tions was not feasible, and in so doing Lord
Salisbury employed terms similar to those
used In the note from Washington. Though
this was intended as a refusal of what is re
garded in Downing street as the only really
Important feature of the German note, it
was not accepted as such by the German
ambassador, on the ground that Lord Sal
isbury did not "formally" answer the note
and left the latter part of the German
proposal I. e.. that the ministers at Pe
king should designate the offenders un
answered, pending an hourly expected mes
sage from SJr Claude MacDonald, the Brit
ish minister at Peking.
The British Foreign Office has ' issued
what may be taken in England to be a
denial of the statement made to the Asso
ciated Pres?, saying that the British an
swer has "not yet been sent." This was
expressly set forth in the dispatch an
nouncing Lord Salisbury's reply to the
German ambassador, and it was added that
the answer might not be sent for several
days. There is no reason to believe that
the awaited message from Peking will have
any bearing on Lord Salisbury's determi
nation to agree with the United States in
refusing to consent to the only proposi
tion of any weight contained in the German
note, though the formal pronouncement of
such disagreement may be staved off at
the last moment by Germany receding from
the position she has taken up and submit
ting to a compromise. If such is the case
(and a high German official in London has
already hinted to the Associated Press that
it might come about), it is only natural
that Berlin and the other capitals in ac
cord with Germany will use every effort to
conceal the fact that Germany was coerced
into a compromise arrangement by the ac
tion of Great Britain and the United
Count Von Hatzfeldt Wildenburg was not
the only recipient of Lord Salisbury's views
Tuesday, for during the usual Foreign Of
fice reception several foreign representa
tives sounded the premier on Great Brit
ain's attitude toward the German pro
posal, and they were all satisfied Lord
Salisbury's decision was against Germany.
BLAMING THE UNITED STATES.
German Press and Foreign Office In
an Unhappy State.
BERLIN, Sept. 27. The German press
and Foreign Office continue to deny that
Great Britain has rejected Germany's pro
posal. They also continue to blame the
United States for the recently revived Chi
nese obduracy and the renewed evidences
that the Chinese intend to resume hostlli-
tiese on a large plan. The Berliner Tage
blatt alone advises Germany not to expect
a favorable answer to her proposition from
Lord Salisbury, "as his wish to carefully
nurse intimate relations with the United
States forms the keynote of his policy."
From two high diplomatic sources it was
learned to-day that all the answers which
have been received to Germany's proposi
tion have one feature in common. While
accepting in principle the demand for a
proper punishment of the ringleaders, they
refuse to postpone all peace negotiations
until after the settlement of this one point.
Tho replies of Japan and France are in
agreement as to this. . Therefore it cannot
be truthfully said that Count Von Buelow'a
latest move has proved an unqualified suc
cess. TRIED IT AGAIN.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
low regained his feet and attempted to
strike the horseman, but Holley wrenched
the scantling from his hands, and at that
Instant David Heaton planted a blow be
tween the tough's eyes that put him out.
Around and around the Governor the
crowd surged and fought, some engaging
In single combat, others fighting in bunches
of a dozen or two across the street, and
down in the dust yelling, cursing, rolling on
the ground, and all the time the little com
pany of defenders around the Governor was
struggling toward the train. The Governor
was on board, and a volley of eggs, lemons,
and stones rattled against the car. The
ruffians were flying down the slant, dust
coated, shanty-lined street.
Senator Wolcott was on the ground be
side the car.
"You cowards," he yelled, .shaking his
fist at the flying ruffians. "You scoundrels!"
"Hurrah for Bryan!' was the answer,
emphasized by a stone, which struck near
"Hurrah for Roosevelt!" boomed the lit
tle band of Rough Riders, knotted at the
end of the Governor's car.
"This is bully, this is magnificent." said
the Governor, rubbing his hands gleefully.
"Why. it's the best time I've had since I
started. Wouldn't have missed it for any
thing." The train .began to move. "Roosevelt,
Roosevelt." shouted the crowd of Repub
licans which had gathered.
"Bryan, Bryan." came the challenging
answer from the far end of the street and
from .behind a string of freight cars on a
The Governor started to go to the plat
form. A stone struck the sheet iron fendev
and shattered to bits, parts of it striking
the window. "Look out for the stones."
warned some one, and John Proctor Clark
stepped in front of the Governor, his broad
shoulders filling the door.
"Stay where you are," said Clark, "It is
dangerous out here."
"Stand aside, John." said the Governor.
"Stand aride and let me go out. Danger!
There is no danger at all."
Clark stood still. "They are throwing
stones," he said.
"John, you d fool, get out of my way,"
said the Governor, and he pushed past.
Postmaster Sullivan did valiant service
arfd put at least half a dozen ruffians out.
Dick Holmes, colored, a Rough Rider, was
knocked down, and David Heaton, also a
Rough Rider, was struck on the head with
a stick, but not badly injured. As the
train pulled out of Victor, Holley, the
ex-soldier, rode past.
"What is your name, my man?" called
the Governor, waving his hat. "Holley,
sir," the man answered; "Thirty-second
Michigan." "You are a fine . fellow, sir,"
the Governor said, "and you acted nobly,
During the riot there was not an officer
of the law in sight and a remarkable fea
ture of it was that there was not a single
gun Tlay. No one In the Governor's party
Crawford Hill, editor of the Denver Re
publican, went to the meeting with the
Governor's party, accompanied by Miss
Davis, Senator Lodge's niece, and Mrs.
Kemp, of Colorado Springs. It was with
difficulty that Mr. Hill got the women back
op board the train.
While Governor Roosevelt was speaking
In the hall, and the Interruptions, hoots,
and shouts for Bryan were frequent, a tall,
brown-faced man arose, walked to the plat
form, faced the audience, raided his hand
for silence, and said: "Four years ago I
voted for Bryan. I have been a champion
of silver for a long time. I believe in the
doctrine, but I tell you now I am done
with it all. This year I vote for McKinley
and have done with you cowards and curs."
There was not a hiss, jeer, or shout in
derision. The man, in reply to the Gov
ernor's question, said his name was Foulke,
that he lived at Victor, and then left the
The disorderly gang at Victor threatened
to go to Cripple Creek and break up thv
night meeting. Postmaster Sullivan, of
Cripple Creek, said the mob was organized
by one Quinn, a billposter of Cripple Creek.
Sherman Bell called the dozen Rough
stepped to the rear platform, and bowed.
Four stones pelted against the car near the
"Come away, Colonel, come away," en
treated Sherman Bell, tugging at his shoul
ders. The Governor paid no attention to
him. and Bell pulled him back and stepped
in front of him.
"Stand aside, sir. I am your colonel, sir,"
the Governor said, and Bell stepped back.
"Hurrah, hurrah." shouted the Governor,
leaning over the railing, waving his hand,
and laughing like a boy on a toboggan
slide. The crowd swarmed around him,
cheering until the coughing of the engine
was drowned, and someone turned the
emergency airbrake on the rear of the car,
bringing the train to a stop. The Gover
nor said a few words and the train went
HIRED AT $2 EACH.
It is claimed by residents of Victor that
the people who composed the mob were not
residents of that place, but were hired for
the occasion. Postmaster Dan Sullivan of
Cripple Creek, who was in the riot defend
ing the Governor and was severely beaten,
said he knew that boys had been hired at
$2 each to throw stones and eggs at the
Lyman White, an aged man who has
lived on the site of Victor for many years,
and who fought desperately for the Gov
ernor, was knocked down and tramped on.
Riders together and said: "We will stay
by the Governor, but will start nothing;
but if they begin, God help them."
There was no trouble at Cripple Creek,
however, and no disorder beyond yells and
hoots as Roosevelt-rode up the street. H-
made three speeches, and all of them were
"The more of this they give me the bet
ter I like it," said Roosevelt after the riot
at Victor. "It was bully, sir. bully."
The chairman of the Silver Republican
Club at Victor sent his regrets to Governor
Roosevelt at Cripple Creek to-night, dis
claiming any connection with the riot. Crip
ple Creek was ready to meet the invaders
trom Victor, six extra policemen having
been sworn in, and the rioters evidently
got enough in the afternoon and did not
come. The Governor left Cripple Creek by
j-pecial trUn at 11 o'clock to-night.
It. D. Redfern, assistant sergeant-at-
arms of the national Republican commit
tee, had a narrow escape from a Mono
thrown by a rioter at Victor. He was on
the Governor's car. and had just -allel a
warning to the others near him, when the
Klor.o struck the end of the car not a foot
from his head.
Action of Potniaster.
FEORIA, II!., Sept. 27. Just before final
adjournment to-day o'f the three days' con
vention of the National Association of
First Class Postmasters. A. W. Mills,
of Nashville, secured the unanimous sanc
tion of the convention to the following tele
gram to bo sent to Postmaster Daniel
Sullivan at Cripple Creek. Col.:
"Greetings from the postmasters of the
first class, in convention assembled at
Peoria. 111., to Postmaster Daniel Sullivan,
of Cripple Creek, for his heroic efforts,
assisted by others, in defending the life of
Governor Roosevelt in the assauii made on
him at Victor, Col., by an angry mob."
The committee on place of next meeting
recommended Richmond. Va. A discussion
of the postorlice registry system took up
the greater part of the morning session.
The convention adjourned sine die at noon.
VICTOR, Col., Sept. 27. As a sequel to
the disorderly proceedings at the Roose
elt meeting in this city last evening. F.
N. Briggs, editor of the Victor Daily
Record, was assaulted to-day in his of
fice. In an editorial denouncing the par
ticipants In the riot, the Record stated
that "a few dissolute women waved rags
in the very faces of the distinguished
Kuests." E. E. Carr, a miner, who claims
that this statement is a reflection upon his
wife's character, entered the Record of
fice this afternoon and struck Editor Briggs
on the head as he sat at the desk. Briggs
jumped up and struck Carr in the face.
Rev. Father Downey interfered and
stopped the fight.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
meeting was held for the rurpose of dis
cussing the question of holding the men
together if negotiations for a settlement
should be on foot. Mr. Mitchell has not
yet been officially Informed of the opera
tors' action. It is understood that the of
fer made by the operators does not carry
with it recognition of the union.
President Mitchell early this afternoon
sent a telegram to the Central Penn
sylvania bituminous coal field which
may have the effect of bringing the soft
coal mine workers into the strike. The
telegram, sent to Richard Gilbert, secretary
of District No. 2. Clearfield. Ta., was as
"Issue circular letter instructing all mine
workers in central Pennsylvania that they
are not to load coal for shipment into mar
kets formerly supplied by anthracite opera
tors. We are Informed that the Philadel
phia & Reading, Delaware & Hudson and
the Jersey Central Railroads are now at
tempting to defeat anthracite strike by
sending their cars into Central Pennsyl
vania to have them loaded with bitumin
ous coal. Please comply with this request
President Mitchell said that he had been
watching the bituminous coal fields closely
for just such a move as he alleges has been
made by the railroads mentioned in his
telegram and he does not fear that they
will make much of a success in getting the'
soft coal into the anthracite market. Labor
leaders do not anticipate any suspension of
work in the soft coal fields unless the op
erators insist on sending their coal to the
anthracite market. They also say that the
Philadelphia' Reading, the Delaware &
Hudson and the Jersey Central railroads,
being unable to fill their contracts for hard
coal, are prevailing upon their customers
to accept the soft coal wherever it can bo
used, as a substitute.
This was a day of rumors. Around strike
headquarters there were stories in circula
tion that Archbishop Ryan and Senator
Hanna were coming here to see President
Mitchell; that all the coal-carrying roads
had agreed to arbitrate all differences, and
that the strike had been settled. The last
mentioned rumor was the only one which
the labor leaders paid any attention to. and
in connection with it they pent a telegram
to the presidents of the union in the. three
districts comprising the entire anthracite
coal field of Pennsylvania. The telegram is
"The report is current that operators have
made concessions In wage scale, and will
attempt to induce mine workers to resume
.work. Please advise all miners in your dis
trict that no attention should be given to
these rumors, and they will be officially
notifies should any offer of settlement be
made. Under no consideration whatever
should work be resumed, unless authorized
by a convention representing all mine
workers in the anthracite field. It is vitally
important that all miners stand firm and
determined, and not be deceived by those
whose Interests It Is to defeat the pur
pose for which the strike was inaugur
ated." In speaking about the rumors of a settle
ment Mr. Mitchell said to-day the strike
could not be ended without him knowing It,
and that he had no knowledge of any effort
that might now be In progress which would
lead to an Immediate settlement. Mr.
Mitchell's attention was called to a dis
patch in which J. P. Morgan is credited
with saying that he (Mitchell) would ac
cept a 10 per cent, advance. Mr. Mitchell
said: "It is absolutely untrue. I am not
empowered to accept anything less than
what the miners in convention decided to
ask for. Anything under those demands
must be acted upon by a regular conven
tion of delegates representing the anthra
cite miners." Mr. Mitchell also denied hav
ing any knowledge of the opening of ne
gotiations mentioned by President Trues
dale, of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
The entire Hazleton region was quiet to
day, and the only noticeable change in the
strike situation was at the collieries of G.
B. Markle & Co. There was a consider
able reduction In the forces working at
them. Of the thirty odd collieries in this
region thirteen are completely tied up,
while the remainder are more or less crip
pled. National Secretary and Treasurer Wil
son, of the United Mine Workers, arrived
to-day from Indianapolis. He said nothing
definite has yet been done with regard to
the payment of benefits to the striking
men. The question, he said, will probably
be settled within the next few days.
GAINS MADE BY MINERS.
Two Collieries in the Ashland Dis
trict Forced to Close.
SHENANDOAH, Pa., Sept. 27. To-day's
developments in the strike situation In
this region showed Important gains on
the part of the mine workers. Tw? big
collieries In the Ashland district controlled
by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Iron Company, were compelled to close
and a third worked with a crippled force.
The Locust Spring colliery at Locust Gap,
nine miles from Ashland, was unable to
work owing to the small number of men
who reported. This operation Ordinarily
employs about 1,500 men and boys. The
Bast colliery at Locustdale closed this
afternoon and the Potts olllery at Big
Mine Run worked with a small force. It is
estimated that 1,500 men are employed at
these two mines. The union mine workers
in the Ashland district say they have
been willing for some time to strike, but
were restrained by lack of organization. A
branch of the t.nlon was formed last night.
In the territory between Shamokin and
McAdoo there is but one colliery at work,
the North Franklin at Trcvorton, and this
Is said to be short-handed. In the Mahanoy
district all the collieries are tightly closed.
Every breaker at Mahanoy City has been
cleaned out of coal and the trade there
must now be supplied from other points.
There Is no change in the situation here
to-night. Not a ton of coal was mined in
EXPECTS A SETTLEMENT.
Mine Superintendent Says Mach
Smoke Means Some Fire.
WILKES B A R R E, Pa... Sept. 27. T. D.
Nichols, district president of the United
Mine Workers, was to-day in conference
with the officers of the local assemblies of
United Mine Workers. He spoke very en
couragingly of the outlook for the men now
out on strike. Mr. Nichols was shown the
dispatches from New York hinting at a
settlement of the strike. He said in the ab
sence of anything official he was not pre
pared to give an opinion In the matter.
Several operators were interviewed, but
they said they knew nothing more about
the proposed settlement than whit was
mentioned in the evening papers. They had
no official information from New York.
While the representatives of the coal com
panies have no information from New York
as to the basis of settlement, there is a
feeling that something Is coming, and that
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it probably means a settlement of some
kind. At strike headquarters the impres
sion prevails that the operators are about
tired of the MrM. One of the superin
tendents of the big companies said to-night
to a reporter: T tfo not wih to be quoted
in the matter, and I have no. information
from our main office in New York as to
what the outcome will be, but I think that
where there is so much smoke there la
bound to be some lire. I guess the strike
will be settled."
KAIL WAY JIKX DLXMM: TO AID.
They Will Continue to Ilnul Out
put of Washrrle.
SCRANTON, Ta., Sept. 27.-The an
nouncement that the railroad employes
cannot see their way clear to help close
down the washeries by refusing to handle
their output caused a call to-day for a
meeting of the executive board of the
United Mine Workers of district No. 1 for
next Saturday to discuss other means of
meeting this difficulty.
An effort is to be made to stop work at
the Barton and Murrin mines near Car
bondale by showing to the mine inspector
that these small collieries are not operated
according to the requirements of the laws
relating to ventilating.
The big companies are paying off the
strikers. All the former employes of the
Pennsylvania Coal Company twenty-seven
collieries will be paid to-morrow, and those
of the Lackawanna's twenty-three places
will be paid before Monday. The purpose
of this is to make the men amenable as
trespassers if they come on the company's
property, and is another strong corrobora
tion of the story that a move is on to
operate some of the mines.
Negotiations Inder Way.
NEW YORK. Sept. 27. President Trues
dale, of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railway, to-day, referring to the
meeting yesterday at J. P. Morgan & Co.'
office, said: "I was at the meeting yester
day at J. P. Morgan's office and at other
previous meetings. I know of no settle
ment having yet been made, but It will do
no harm now for me to tell you that nego
tiations toward the settlement of the strike
are actually under way. They are being
conducted by a man who does net directly
represent either party to the difficulty."
Ts not that a good deal like arbitra
tion?" Mr. Truesdale was asked.
T should prefer to call it mediation." he
answered. "Senator Jlanna is not the man
I refer to," he added, "and I have not seen
Archbishop Ryan at all." "
J. Rogers Maxwell, president of the Cen
tral Railway of New Jersey, said this aft
ernoon that there has as yet been no set
tlement of the strike among the coal
More Deputies on Guard.
SHAMOKIN, Ta., Sept. 27.-Anothcr car
load of deputies from the Schulykill valley
trrived in Trevcrton to-night to reinforce
a large number of deputies who have
guarded the works since last week. It is
feared trouble may result between strikers
from this place and the deputies should an
attempt be made to tie up the North
Franklin colliery, which Is now the only
one in operation in this section of the coal
fields. It employs C00 men and boy.
MAY AFFECT ELECTION
XI2W. YORK I1ALLOT MACHINES CAN--.OT
DU ISCÜ IX PRESENT FORM.
Decision by the Attorney General
That Is Considered to lie of Se
rious Import Political 'Notes.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Attorney General
Davies came to this city to-day on a hurry
call from the Republican ttate committee.
One of his deputies had preceded him with
an opinion that the ballot machines could
not be used in their present form in cast
ing ballots for presidential electors, and
Mr. Davies is wanted for a conference. The
opinion of the attorney general is that the
ballot 'machines, not having the names of
the electors in detail, would disfranchise
any voter using them. The decision is of
serious import, unless the machine can be
changed in time. The machines have al
ready been contracted for in Buffalo and
several large cities.
General Political Xfwi.
W. A. Clark left New York for his home
in Montana Wednesday night, and will re
main In that State until after the pres
Senator J. S. Rurrows. of Michigan, will
speak to-night in Chicago. Next Monday
he will begin making Republican campaign
speeches in his own State.
Senator Piatt and Chairman D. R. Odell,
of the New York state committee, called on
Senator Hanna yesterday at Republican
national headquarters in New York and
were in conference with him about an
Ex-Secretary of War Alger was at Re
publican national headquarters In Chicago
yesterday In conference with Vice Chair
man Payne. He said he might make a
few speeches in Illinois for McKinley and
The special train bearing John G. Wool
ley. Prohibition candidate for President,
and party, arrived in St. Paul yesterday
from Fergus Fall?, Mir.n. Mr. WoMIey and
Mrs. Wolley spent the day visiting ths
The following are some of the dates an
nounced for W. Rourke Cockran by the
Anti-lmpeiiallstic League: Indiana poll-,
Oct. 4: Evansvllle. Oct. 5; Fort Wayn
Oct. is; LoganKport. Oct. Ii; Terre Haut:.
Oct. 20; Louisville, Oct. ; Cincinnati. Oct.
Zi: Wheeling. Oct. U; Cleveland, tk-t. X.
James K. McGulrc, chairman of the New
York Democratic state executive commit
tee, announce that he has recti ved word
that Mr. Stevenson, vice presidential can
didate, will be In New York State for sev
eral days. He will sjeak at the Ilryan
meeting in MadUon-siuare Garden. Oct,
16; at Watertown. the 17th; Lowville. ths
ISth; Utlca. the Vjth. and Troy, tha tDth.
John J. Delaney has been selected to
accompany Mr. Bryan on hi trip throuJJ
i l 1