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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, , SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1900.
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If Boss Croker is not. next to Mr. Bryan,
the mosfconspicuous figure In the Demo
cratic campaign, -who is?
It is not probable that Boss Croker, of
New York, will have much money to spare
Mayor Taggart for the Indiana campaign.
Old General Bragg s excoriation of Bryan
ranks among the most severe of those that
ha v come from prominent Democrats, and
that is eaylng a good deal.
The Sentinel says the Republican proces-
ilon Thursday night was over an hour In
pasalng. That is 33 1-3 per cent, of the
truth. It was over three hours.
There may be countries where Mr.
Eryan'a anti-prosperity speeches would bo
appropriate, but they are a dreadful misfit
in any part of the United States.
This campaign has been notable for the
extraordinary number of prominent Dem
ocrats who have repudiated Bryan and for
the severity of their denunciation of his
It might contribute to the gayety of the
campaign If Mayor Taggart, who Is now
In New York, would attempt to explain in
what respect "the eplrit of the law of the
Constitution" Is being violated by the pres
Yesterday there were published five dis
patches from as many different towns in
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio giving the names
of Ave prominent Democrats who have
Just come out publicly for McKinley. It
beg Inj to look like a landslide.
The turkey crop Is said to be the largest
In many years. That may not be due to
McKinley prosperity, but the fact that
thousands of people can buy one next
Thanksgiving day who could not have done
so during the free-soup period is.
If any man who considers himself un
biased Is not yet determined for whom he
shall vote for President, let him take the
speeches made by Governor Roosevelt in
this city and In Richmond and compare
them with Mr. Brayn's speeches for a
An Interview Is published with Mr. Crock
ett, member of the Republican state cen
tral committee from the Thirteenth district,
in which he predicts that Mr. McKinley
will carry the State by at least 23,000 ma
jority. One of the reasons he assigns for
his faith I? that Republicans carried the
State by 17,000 In an off year and are rela
tively stronger now than they were then.
That Is true.
The letter which Candidate Stevenson at
tributes to Abraham Lincoln in his article
in the North American Review is a vile
forgery that has been used by cranks and
political quacks for years, and was written
in 1SCS, three years after Mr. Lincoln's
assassination, by Cora Hatch, a spiritualis
tic medium, who claimed tlat it was dic
tated to her while still in a trance by the
spirit of Lincoln. Mr. Bryan has also
used this miserable forgery.
Although the method of voting under tho
Australian ballot law is simple, a surpris
ing number of ballots are thrown out in
every election because of erroneous or dis
tinguishing marks. To vote a straight Re
publican ticket one should make a cross
within the eagle circle at the head of the
ticket, and no mark of any kind elsewhere,
livery voter should understand this clearly
before entering the booth, and committee
men throughout the State should see that
the information is thoroughly disseminated.
A pell of the leading newspapers in the
United States printed in foreign languages
shows that fifty-eight are Republican,
twenty-six Democratic and eight independ
ent. Of German papers sixteen are Repub
lican, twelve Democratic and three are in
dependent. Of papers printed In the Scm
dlnavian language nineteen are Republican
end two are Democratic. The figures show
that among foreign-born as among native
Americans u majority of reading people
Bx-Congrenan Charles Tracey. of New
Xcrk. a leading Gold Democrat of lS0i, says
be shall vote for McKinley because he
thinks the election of Bryan would bo a
rational calamity. "Four of the years I
was in Congress," Fays Mr. Tracey. "I was
In the House of Representatives, both with
Major McKinley and Mr. Bryan, and It is
with no intention of offering an affront to
Mr. Bryan that I say that Major McKinley
I a. rauch ssfer man and better equipped
for President than Mr. Bryan."
Mr. Bryan talks very flippantly about
hauling down the flag in the Philippines.
"IX a Republican President can haul down
tho flag in Cuba," he says, "why can't a
Democratic President do it in the Philip
pines?" One reason is because it is the
President's duty to remove the flag from
Cuba and his duty to maintain it in the
Philippines. If Mr. Bryan were elected
President he would have no more right to
haul down the flag in the Philippines than
In Indiana or New York, and failure to en
force the Constitution and the laws theie
would subject him to impeachment.
ixscmrtxots axd dishonest.
Apparently it does no good to expose
Mr. Bryan's misstatements and misrepre
sentations, for he continues to repeat them
as if they were true. Ills repetition of
the charge that President McKinley Is re
sponsible for the recent increase of the
army, coupled with the insinuation that
it was done to promote Imperialistic de
signs, is so base as to call for more
particular comment. At Albion, Mich., on ,
Thursday, he said: j
I want to tell you that the President in
his message of December, 18D8, asked for
an army of 100,000, two months before a
shot was fired in the Philippine islands.
And a Republican House of Repre
sentatives passed the bill raising the army
to 100,000. And it did it after the treaty
was signed with Spain and before an arm
was raised against this country any
where. My friends, that is the fact in re
gard to the army the President asked for.
At that time Imperialism was in contem
plation, for no war had broken out. Did
the Republicans then know that war would
break out? Did they know that Imperial
ism meant bloodshed?
In this case the charge is made explicitly
that when the Increase In the army was
authorized "Imperialism was in contem
plation." As a matter of fact, the word
had not yet been coined, and was not till
many months later, when Mr. Bryan in
vented it to represent a sham Issue which
he now says is paramount. Ills statement
that "at that time imperialism was In
contemplation" Is one that none but a
reckless demagogue would make against
The Journal has already commented on
this subject, but it may be worth while
to state the facts more explicitly. The
better they are understood -the plainer it
will appear that Mr. Bryan is pursuing a
deceitful and dishonorable course in the
matter. In the first place it should be
borne in mind that the President has no
power to Increase the army or to enlist
regular or volunteer troops, unless Con
gress gives him the power. Congress has
exclusive control of the size of the army.
From time to time it becomes the Presi
dent's duty to recommend an increase of
the army, and this has been done by more
Democratic Presidents than Republican.
The first President to recommend such
Increase was Thomas Jefferson in 1809,
and he recommended that the limit of
the Increase be left to the President him
self. James Madison recommended an In
crease of the army in 1814; Andrew Jack
son in 1806; Martin Van Buren in 1S37;
James K. Polk in ISIS; Zachary Taylor in
1849; Millard Fillmore in 1S31; Franklin
Pierce in 1853; James Buchanan in 1S57;
Abraham Lincoln in 1851; Chester A.
Arthur In 1881, and William McKinley in
1898. Mr. Bryan would create the Impres
sion that Mr. McKinley 13 the only Presi
dent who has ever - recommended an in
crease of the army, and that he did it
for a base and treasonable purpose. Some
times Congress has adopted the recom
mendation of the Presidents on the sub
ject and sometimes It has not. During
Mr. Jefferson's administration the regular
army was larger in proportion to the popu
lation of the country than it Is now.
Again, Mr. Bryan has stated in his
speeches that President McKinley acted
on the initiative In the matter that is,
made the recommendation for an increase
of his own motion. This is not true. The
Secretary of War and Major General Miles
both strongly recommended the Increase
In their annual reports for 1S9S, and these
reports were published before the Presi
dent sent his message to Congress. In
that message he bases his recommenda
tion on that of the Secretary of War, say
ing, "It has my unqualified approval."
He added: "There can be no question that
at this time, and probably for some time
in the future, 100,000 men will be none too
many to meet the necessities of the situa
tion. At all events, whether that number
shall be required permanently or not, the
power should bo given to the President
to enlist that force if in his discretion it
should be necessary."
In the extract above quoted Mr. Bryan
says that "a Republican House of Repre
sentatives passed the bill," and "at that
time imperialism was in contemplation,"
Insinuating a conspiracy between the
President and the Republican House. This
is one of the most astonishing features of
the charge. The fact is that the bill au
thorizing the increase of the regular army
to 65,000 men and the enlistment for a
limited period of 33,000 volunteers origin
ated in tho Senate, was Introduced by
Senator Cockrell. of Missouri, and re
ceived the votes of 12 out of 2C Democratic
senators. True, the House did afterwards
pass it. but many Democrats In that body
voted for it.
An Important feature of the present law
which Mr. Bryan has carefully concealed
in his references to it is the following:
"Provided that such increased regular and
volunteer force shall continue in service
only during the necessity therefor, and not
later than July 1, 1301." Under this provi
sion, unless Congress shall otherwise order,
the 23,0i0 volunteers recruited under the
present law will be mustered out July 1,
1901, and the regular army, by the terms
of the law, will revert to SS.OOu men, in
cluding all arms, that being the elze of
the array before the Increase law was
These are tho fact on which Mr. Bryan
bases his charge against the President of
harboring imperialistic designs. A plain
statement of them shows that he is acting
an unscrupulous and dishonest part.
FOOD Füll FOULS.
Mr. Bryan and his associates have united
in a chorus of fraud and corruption i-
which even tho Hon. Richard Croker takes
a leading part. "The Republicans will buy
every vote that can be bought," says Mr.
Bryan; "they will coerce every laboring
man who can be intimidated; they will
bribe every election Judge who can le
bribed; they will corrupt every count that
tan be corrupted." Mr. Bryan leaves the
inference that this purchase of votes, this
intimidation and corruption of lection of
ficers will insure the election of Mr. Mc
If the men who can be bought were left
to themselves they would vote the Demo
cratic ticket. At least that is the conclu
sion Mr. Bryan's words lead to. They
are Democrats or others who would vote
for Mr. Bryan who will sell their votes,
all of which shows the low estimate Mr.
Bryan places upon the manliness of tens of
thousands of Democrats. Furthermore, the
election officers whom Mr. Bryan plainly
intimates will be bribed are on election
boards as Democrats. Candidate Kern has
said that the only way the Republicans
can carry Indiana Is to bribe Democratic
election officers, declaring that $230 would
be a great temptation to many Democratic
flection officers. Now, both Mr. Bryan and
Mr. Kern Intimate that Democratic election
officers are quite generally venal enough
so, at least, to defeat Mr. Bryan.
Mr. Bryan is supposed to know a great
deal about Democrats, and therefore is
competent to express opinion as to the
extent to which they will sell themselves,
but he has no right to assert that laboring
men can be intimidated, because he knows
nothing about them. Consequently, it is
an insult to declare that wage-earners
can be Intimidated an unprovoked insult.
If Bryan knew employes as well as do
those who employ them, he would know
that "intimidate" Is a word that canno:
be found in the vocabulary of the men
who work for wages. The publishers of
the Journal know all about the subject;
they employ a number of men; they would
as soon attempt to coerce one of them
to rob a bank as to vote against his pref
erence. No men are freer to vote as they
choose without the least fear that by so
doing they would put their employment in
Jeopardy. What is true of the Journal is
doubtless true of the mass of employers.
With the present election laws it Is Im
possible to bulldoze employes. It can be
further added that both campaign commit
tees are poor and have difficulty In get
ting money with which to pay legitimate
expenditures. Horace Greeley once said
that "the stuff on which fools are fed is
flapdoodle." All this talk about bribing
Democrats and coercing employes is flapdoodle.
The Journal has heard men speak of antl
McKlnley Republicans, of anti-Durbin Re
publicans, and of anti-Overstreet and anti
Landls Republicans, meaning that men who
may vote against Mr. McKinley or Colonel
Durbln or Mr. Overstreet or Mr. Landis can
be regarded as Republicans. Major Mc
Kinley is the Republican candidate for
President, in full accord with his party
and the head of an administration essen
tially Republican. Consequently, the man
who does not vote for him cannot claim to
be a Republican any more than the soldier
who fires into a company of federal sol
diers can claim to be In spirit and act one
of them. Colonel Durbln Is the Republican
standard-bearer in Indiana, pledged to con
tinue the able management of Governor
Mount. There is every reason to believe
that he will keep the promise he has made
the people. Consequently, tho man who
votes against Colonel Durbln goes on rec
ord against the continuation of business
methods in State affairs and is hostile to
the Republican policy.
In the case of Republican candidates for
Congress It Is as essential that the next
House shall be Republican as that Mr. Mc
Kinley shall be re-elected. Consequently,
the man who votes for the Democratic can
didates for the House votes to overthrow
the Republican control and put it into the
hands of men who will harass Mr. McKin
ley if elected and make it impossible to
carry out the Republican policy in refer
ence to the Philippines. It may undertake
to unsettle the currency, refuse to vote
adequate appropriations and otherwise
carry. rut the threats of the leaders of the
Bryan party. Such being the case, the man
who votes against a Republican candidate
for Congresses not in any sense a Repub
lican. There is but one Justifiable reason for a
Republican to vote against any man on a
Republican ticket, and that reason Is that
he has evidence that the candidate is posi
tively unfit for the office for which he is
named. These observations are not made
because there are any considerable number
of Instances In which men style themselves
antl-McKInley or anti-Durbin Republicans,
but to show the fallacy of such pretensions.
There can be no anti-Republican Repub
licans. A correspondent who has been traveling
about the Stato says that many voters in
Indiana so mark their ballots that they are
thrown out, and that there are sometimes
enough of these defective ballots to give
either party a majority in the State if all
of the errors were made by the voters
of one party. This is true. He also says
they are not the men of limited educa
tion who disfranchise themselves In mark
ing their ballots, but men of intelligence.
It is related that one well-known man came
from New York four years ago to vote for
McKinley, but so" marked his ballot as
to have it thrown out. Tho only safe way
in which to mark a Republican ballot so
us to have it count is to make the X in
the circle under the eagle. The man who
undertakes to vote for a Democrat or two
with the remainder of the Republican
ticket is quite sure to so mark it as to have
It thrown out. If the readers of this para
graph think otherwise, let them ask their
Republican acquaintances how they would
mark a ballot so as to vote for two Demo
crats and the remainder of the Republican
ticket. First, let each one ask himself and
ten if he is certain of his answer. Five or
ten thousand Republican voters who will
glanca at this sugestion can save the
Republican party of Indiana from 5.000 to
1C.000 votes if they will make it a point to
inquire of every Republican they meet If
he knows how to mark and fold a ballot so
as to have it counted. Let those who are
not sure of it write the Journal for in
formation, that the number of the ignorant
ones may be ascertained in part.
The New York Kvenlng Post, which is
anti-McKinley, comments upon the influ
ence of Mr. Bryan's campaign as follows:
Lvery week since has shown a steady
and pronounced drift against Bryanlsm
rnong the conservative elements in tho
community. All of the indications four
weeks before the election point to the de
feat of the Democratic-Populist candidate.
Mr. Bryan and hi? managers appear to
realize this, and they have already begun
abusing the voters who will turn the scales
by charging them with being bought up.
lix-Governor Altgeld of Illinois went so far
yesterday as to intimate that the Staats
Zettung 'had got some of "that J25.0U),C00
corruption fund" for declaring yesterday in
favor of McKinley as "the lesser of two
evllf." This seems a fit ending for a cam
paign which had already reached a low
level of demagoglsm.
During the years of the war, when Adlal
K. Stevenson, the Democratic candidate for
Vice President, ehould have been in the.
army, he was an active Copperhead . In
Illinois. In 1S$4 he made a canvass of his
district a a Democratic candidate for
presidential elector; he denounced Abraham
Lincoln and the war for the Union. Such
a man in his old age should never speak
the name of Lincoln, but If he does it Is
appropriate that he should put words into
his mouth which he did not utter. That
ho has done by giving as the words of Lin
coln a portion of a letter which. In the na
ture of things, Lincoln could not have writ
ten, and which his private secretaries and
historians have declared to be a fraud and
a forgery. This forgery Mr. Stevenson has
put into an article in the North American
A New York special to the Sentinel says:
Thomas Taggart. of Indianapolis, said to
day: "Indiana will give a good account of
herself in November, and we hope to see
her give a good majority for Bryan and
Stevenson. The gentlemen who disagreed
with us four years ago on the financial
plank and voted for McKinley or Palmer
and Buckner are almost to a man support
ing Colonel Bryan this year. Our
citizens of foreign birth are almost to a
man against imperialism or any approach
to it, and our old Americans protest against
any violation of the spirit of the law of
the Constitution. Only by the flagrant use
of money at the polls can we be defeated
at the election In November.
Mr. Taggarfs experience in political
prophecy should have taught him not to
attempt it, but if he will do so he should
try and keep within hailing distance of the
truth. The statement that the sound-money
Democrats of 1S96 "are almost to a man
supporting Colonel Bryan this year" is ab
surdly false, and that concerning the foreign-born
voters is about equally so. Mr.
Bryan will be badly beaten in this State,
and that without any corrupt use of
BUBBLES IN THE ALE.
"Africa la to have stringent game laws."
"Yes; things are getting so that our menageries
won't have a thing In them but white elephants
and Welsh rabbits." '
'Gra'ma, did you ever take dancing lessons?"
"Well, gra'ma, 'when y get over th' rheuma
tism I'll show j' how t' take th' steps."
The Ilubnlynt of Autumn.
She opes a charming volume 'neath the bough.
But 'tis not Omar's verses no, not now;
All superseded the sweet Persian rose
By gold and crimson hints for new fall clothes.
Disfigured liy n Ciroirn-l'i nine.
"Who Is this Bess Gertrude Gladys Jones that
our Blanche Is so intimate with?"
"Oh, George, you know: she's that little Jones
girl In the next block that everybody used to
call 'Toot.' "
Woman and Politic.
"I settled Mr. Wlggs, Arthur; I told him you
sail Bryan would be sure to w in in a hand-cut."
"In a hand-out? What's that?"
"That's what you said, wasn't It?"
I wish you'd quit trying to talk, Alice; I said
he'd win In a walk-over."
Y0TJTSEY IS SOME BETTER.
He May Be Able to Have tbe Trial
GEORGETOWN, Ky.. Oct. 12. Youtsey
is better to-night. He seems to understand
and obey the nurses, though he does not
talk or answer questions. There is now
less fear of brain fever and It Is possible
the trial may be resumed to-morrow. His
color remains good, his breathing natural
and his sleep quiet and restful.
Dr. Carrick says no opiates have been
given the prisoner, since Tuesday night,
and that the continued stupor results en
tirely from natural ' causes. Occasional
doses of strychnine are given hlra to stimu
late him and he Is thought to be in a fair
way to recover. All have now abandoned
the idea that he is shamming.
When court met this morning. Judge
Cantrlll and the attorneys held another
private consultation of thirty minutes. In
the grand Jury room, after which, without
any motion, the Jury was dismissed till
to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
No Election BUI Agreement.
FANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 12. The House
to-day by a vote of 52 . to 43 adopted a
resolution to adjourn sine die at midnight
to-morrow night. The resolution requires
the concurrence of the Senate. The Sen
ate had already adjourned for the day, but
It Is not believed the adjournment resolu
tion will pass that body. The conference
committee, which has been considering the
disagreement between the two factions
over the election law, was as badly divided
to-day as yesterday.
LIST OF IMMORTALS.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
bllity on their part, it must receive abun
dant reward In the knowledge of important
aid given thereby to the cause of education,
particularly among the youth of America.
Third The official book of the Hall of
Fame, the publication of which is author
ized bv the senate, shall be sent to each
of the 100 Judges as memento of this serv
Ice. "Fourth The Senate, acting under the
rules of the Hall of Fame, will take action
In the year 1902 towards filling, at that
time, the vacant panels belonging to the
present year, being twenty in number.
"Fifth They in.ite each member of the
board of Judges to serve as Judges in 1902.
Should any one of the present board of
Judges at that time have laid down his
educational or public office his successor
may, by preference, be Invited to serve
"Sixth Each nomination of the present
year to the Hall of Fame that has received
the approval of ten or more judges yester
day, but failed to receive a majority, will
be considered a nomination of 1902. To
these will be added any names nominated
in writing by five of the board of Judge9
or bv the New York University in such
way as it may find expedient. Any nom
ination by any citizen of the United States
that shall be addressed to the New York
University senate will be received and con
sidered by that body."
Ex-President Cleveland's vote to-day
was: Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin,
Jay. Jefferson, Lincoln. Madison, Wash
ington. He did not vote for Monroe, but
cast a scattering vote which was not an
nounced. Monroo did not poll a single vote among
the class of voters known as publicists,
editors and authors.
Washington was saved -the honor of the
first place only by the fact that Chief Jus
tice. Nichols, of Louisiana, scratched both
Lincoln and Webster. Justice Nichols did
not cast any vote except in the clashes of
soldiers, sailors and statesmen. His vote
included only Franklin. Jefferson. Wash
ington. Justice Bonnifleld. of Nevada, cast no
vote except for statesmen and soldiers. At
the voting to-day ho voted for the entire
list and sent in fifteen scattering votes in
Chief Justice. Fuller sent In a generous
vote. He indorsed John Quincy Adams,
John Adams, Samuel Adams, John C. Cal
houn, Salmon P. Chase, Henry Clay,
Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry. An
drew Jackson. John Juy. Thomas Jeffer
bon, Lincoln, Madison, Monroe, Washing
ton, Webster and two scattering votes.
Xn Con tract .Made.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Oct. 12.-Gener.U
Manager Henry Wood, of the Choctaw,
Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad, requests a con
tradiction of the report from Oklahoma
City that a contract has been made be
tween the i:i Paso & Northern Railroad
and the Choctaw. Oklahoma & Gulf Rail
road for the building of 400 mlle. of stand
ard Kauge track within the next twelve
Tray of Diamonds Stolen.
TIFFIN, O., Oct. 12. This afternoon .a
tray containing twenty-eight diamond
rings, valued at $3,XU. was stolen from the
jewelry store of Lewis Seewald. While
one of the two strangers held the attention
cf the proprietor the other unlocked the
case in which the key had been left stick
ing, took the tray and walked out. Both
escaped. The police are scouring the country.
FIRST WILL OF W. M. RICE
THE DOCUMENT FILED FOR PRO
BATH IX A XEW YORK COURT.
Will Drawn liy Contain Baker to
lie Offered To-Day Patrick and
Jonesi Arranging Their Defense.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12. Counsel for Albert
T. Patrick and Charles F. Jones, who will
be arraigned on Monday morning before
Magistrate Brann in the Center Police
Court, on the charge of forging the name
of William Marsh Rice to a check of the
amount of $65,000, spent most of to-day in
the Tombs in consultation with their
clients. They refused to talk about the
character of the defense and gave no in
formation concerning the will executed by
Mr. Rice when he was living in Dunnclton,
N. J. James Gerard, who Is acting for
Captain Baker, Mr. Rice's Texas counsel,
said to-day that the will drawn by Captain
Baker probably will be offered for probat
to-morrow. It is understood that Assistant
Attorney Osborn will try the case if an
indictment should be found.
The will of William M. Rice was filed
for probate to-day. It is dated Sept. 2t.
1S&6. The witnesses are W. C. Wctherbec
of Brooklyn, and William F. Harmon.
Brooklyn. The executors are William M.
Rice, Jr., John D. Bartine and James A,
Baker, jr. By the terms of the will the
executors get $$0,000 in cash for the benefit
of the testator'3 brother, Frederick A.
Rice, and his first wife, Charlotte. To thi
executors is also left $10,000 for the benefit
of the testator's sister, Minerva Olds, ol
Massachusetts. Ten thousand dollars arc
also left for the Uie of his sister, CharloltJ
S. McKee, of Massachusetts. The executory
are to be recompensed for their service
by 5 per cent, commission on the value of
the estate. All the residue of the estata
is bequeathed to the William M. Rice In
stitue for the advancement of literature,
science and art, of Houston, Tex.
The testator says he desires that his son,
William M. Rice, Jr., be elected to the
board of trustees, and he hopes he will
take an active Interest in advancing tbe
affairs of the institute.
It is also desired of the testator that E.
Raphael, of Houston, Texas, act in the
capacity of secretary of the institute, ho
to receive compensation for his services.
It is mentioned, however, that his accept
ance shall be conditional on the board ap
proving him, otherwise the board may elect
In the provision by which the income of
$0,000 paid to the executors, for Frederick
A. Rice and his wife, Charlotte, there is a
provision that in case of the death of
either beneficiary, the other shall have the
Income; and in case the beneficiaries should
not need all the Income they may dispose
of it as they see fit to any of the .fol
lowing persons: J. S. Rice, F. A. Rice, jr.,
David Rice, George Rice, Minnie Lummls,
wife of H. H. Lummis, of Texas; or Llbble
Timmson. To his nephew, William M.
Rice, the testator leaves any money due
the firm of J. S. and W. M. Rice.
The will was filed for probate by Horn
blower, Byrnes, Miller and Parker. A
petition was filed later in the day by John
D. Bardlne. The value of the estate is
not given In the petition. There is an
affidavit by Frederick A. Rice attached to
the petition in which he states that he has
read the petition filed by Bardlne, verified
Oct. 12, 1900. He says he has given Infor
mation to Bardlne as to the relatives and
family of the testator, and he says efforts
have been made to locate Frederick M.
Rice, but that no further information has
been obtained of his wrhereabouts for the
past thirty years. He was last heard of
in Hartford, Conn., and all efforts were
made to find hlra, but they proved unavail
able. In the petition Mr. Bardlne says he knows
of no other will or codicil. The heirs,
next of kin, he states, are F. A. Rice,
brother: Charlotte McKee, sister; Minerva
R. Olds, sister; Joseph Blynn, nephew;
William M. Rice, nephew; Charles Rice,
nephew; Nina Belle Rice, grandniece, and
Frederick M. Rice. In one part the pe
tition reads as follows: "Your petitioner
is informed and believes that Albert S.
Patrick claims to be a person Interested
In defeating the said will. The middle
initial of Patrick's name is T." This is
the only reference to Patrick. There is
no reference to Jones. Mr. Bardlne states
that all persons next of kin to testator
are of sound mind, and of legal age, ex
cept Nina Belle Rice, who Is a minor.
Chief of Detectives McCluskey to-day
received and gave out what proports to
be a copy of the second will of the late
William M. Rice. The original will Is in
possession of Attorney Patrick and Capt.
McCluskey's copy is a copy of the document
which Patrick furnished to Capt. Baker,
Mr. Rice's lawyer from Houston, Tex. In
the first paragraph of this will, Mr. Rice
after stating that he is sound mentally,
l evokes all former wills. He appoints his
nephew, Willlara M. Rice, Jr., of Hyatt,
Tex., and James A. Baker, jr., of Houston,
Tex., and Albert T. Patrick, of New York,
as executors without security, and for
their services gives them a claim of 6 per
cent, upon the aggregate value of the
whole estate, excluding such gifts as the
testator makes to the William M. Rice
Institute. He also directs that no other
action shall be had in any Probate Court
in reference to the ministration of his
estate and to probate and establish this
will and to return an inventory and ap
praisement of the estate, and he also gives
the executors authority to sell all of the
estate as they may elect.
The concluding paragraph of the will
concerning bequests reads: "I give, evite
and bequeath to Albert T.Patrick, formerly
of Texas, all the rest and residue of my
estate, real, personal and mixed, herto
fore or hereafter acquired and whereso
ever situated." This will is dated June SO,
1900, and is witnessed by Morris Meyers, a
lawyer of this city, and David L. Short, a
publisher of Brooklyn. The Rice estate is
estimated at between $.000.000 and $$.000.000.
The bequests to others than Patrick
reach less than $1,000,000.
NOT IN FAVOR.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
you. The operators made no propositions
to the miners. They posted notices of an
advance in wages over those formerly
paid. It will now become your duty to
pass judgment as to whether you desire
to accept It or to Instruct your officers
what you wish them to do. As I said
berore, every man here must feel that on
his shoulders rests a terrible responsibil
ity. If you legislate wisely you will have
a bright future before you; on the other
hand, a mistake made now may mean a
continuation of the conditions which have
prevailed here for many years. I hope
that you men will do your duty. No man
wants to be carried away with enthus
iasm. You do not want to vote nor speak
on any question because it is popular to
do so. You should do what vou believe to
When Mr. Mitchell had concluded a mo
tion to go into secret session was unani
mously carried. The press committee, of
which Mr. Mitchell is chairman, made pub
lic the following report of what took place
at the executive session:
"At 3 o'clock the convention went into
executive session, and the password of the
organization was taken up. after which a
motion was passed that the convention pro
ceed to the discussion of the proposition
made by the officers through notices posted
at their mines. The convention decided
that each delegate who desired could speak
three minutes. The question was asked if
all the operators had posted notices ad
vancing the wages 10 per rent., and it was
ascertained that a large number of the In
dividual operators had not yet notified their
men of their willingness to pay an ad
vance. "During the entire session the 'question
at Issue was debated by the delegates In an
earnest, conservative manner, and the op
position to the proposition of the operators
appeared to be unanimous. There appeared
also to be intense desire to have the or
ganization officially recognized. No motions
were adopted bearing on the wage scale.
The convention adjourned to meet at 9
o'clock to-morrow morning."
It was learned that a good part of the
afternoon was taken up by the delegates
from the Schuylkill valley, who urged that
no proiositlon be accepted unless the slid
ing schale be abolished. They maintained
that the increase offered by the operators
would not remain long In force unless there
was a fixed scale. Many of the delegates
thought that the wages should be fixed on
a tonnage basis and not on the vacillating
market price of coal.
Troon nt Oneldn.
HAZLETON, Pa.. Oct. 12. The company
men employed at the Derringer colliery of
Coxe Bros. & Co. began this afternoon to
repair the breaker, which led the strikers
to believe an attempt was being made to
resume work. About 000 of them from
Shepton and Hopeville then proceeded to
the colliery. The foreman, fearing trouble,
telegraphed for Sheriff Harvey and his
deputies, who were hurried to Derringer in
a special train. In the meantime the
strikers learned that no preparations were
under way for a resumption of operating
and the march was abandoned. When the
sheriff got to the scene with his men every
thing was quiet, and the posse returned to
The Governor's troop arrived at Oneida
this morning and is still there. The horses
are quartered in the company stables and
the men In small hotels at Shepton and
Derringer. It is not known how long the
soldiers will stay at the place.
Sentiment nt Shamokin.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Oct. 12. More striking
miners were assembled on the streets of
this place to-day than at any time since
the beginning of the tie-up. When ex
tracts of President Mitchell's opening ad
dress at the Scranton convention were an
nounced the men decided that he wants to
be fair to them and that he will not tie up
the delegates' hands in order to force the
recognition of the union. The miners are
very anxious for the convention to accept
the 10 per centi offer, providing the in
crease will be permanent and that the re
duction of powder shall be exclusive of
the 10 per cent. Those two points gained,
together with the abolishment of the Read
ing company's sliding scale, will at this
time satisfy the miners generally and in
duce them to more willingly return to
May Tie I'p Railway.
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 12. It was learned
to-night that President Mitchell is making
an effort to prevent the transportation of
bituminous coal from West Virginia into
the Eastern markets, where the anthracite
fuel is sold. After midnight last night,
and during the sessions of to-day's con
vention, President Mitchell held conferences
on the subject with it. W. Guernsey, of
Harrisburg, Pa who is said by Mr. Mitch
ell to be a railroad union official. It is said
that Mr. Mitchell's plan is to have the
railway unions take up the matter for the
purpose of considering the advisability of
the tying up of the railroads which persist
In transporting the soft coal to the anthra
- ALL FOR TEDDY.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.)
halves, and the arrangements for the re
ception of Governor Roosevelt' and party
were complete in every detail. The Gov
ernor spoke to an Immense crowd at the
Republican Tabernacle, Walnut and Eighth j
streets, and enthusiasm was unbounded.
Cheers, rousing ones, punctuated the clear,
ringing sentences of the speaker. James B.
Mullikin, county chairman, presided and in
troduced Governor Roosevelt. Before his
speech and Immediately after the arrival
of the train, there was a street parade, the
line of march being a mile and a half in
length. Many Rough Riders were In line,
and the Thompson Club, a fine organiza
tion, was out, 335 strong, with a drum and
bugle corps; also the Fremont and Lin
coln voters, besides about one hundred
members of Company B, One-hundred-and-fifty-nlnth
war veterans and many other organiza
tions. A stay of an hour and a half was made
at Terre Haute, and during that time the
town was exceedingly lively. The fact that
a street fair was in progress in the city,
of course, helped swell the crowd, but tbe
Republicans make due allowance for this
In eitlmatlng the multitude. It was one of
the greatest political rallies ever held in
Vigo county and Republicans feel proud of
the demonstration. William R. McKeen,
who Is well acquainted with the politics of
Vigo county, declares that it was the big
gest event the Republicans ever had, and
he expressed the belief that Governor
Roosevelt's visit would have an important
favorable bearing on the political situation
in Vigo county. Governor Roosevelt's
Terre Haute speech was along lines simi
lar to his Indianapolis. remarks on Thurs
day in opening, he spoke practically to tho
railroad men as there were several hun
dred in the audience. He said:
"Last night at Indianapolis in the very
remarkable parade they had there, I was
especially struck by the appearance of
two bodies the Commercial Travelers'
Association and the Railroad Men's
Association the commercial travelers,
to whom we have a right to appeal
because of their exceptional alertness and
intelligence and knowledge of the situation;
their knowledge of the fact that funda
mentally we are going to rise or fall to
gether; that business prostration and busi
ness depression means that all of us are
depressed together; that when good times
tomes it means that we will share some
what, all of us, 'in the good times; and
railroad men because, unquestionably, the
man who is most vitally concerned from
a material standpoint In the success of
the Republican party this year is the wage
worker. It would be hard enough for all
of us if disaster came, but the man who
would feel it most deeply would be the
man who would be thrown into idleness,
who would lose not merely the luxuries
and comforts, but the very necessities of
life, and who would see his wife and chil
dren suffer for the lack of them.
"No other man Is as interested, is us
deeply concerned, in the success, commer
cially and financially, of the Industrial
processes which have been carried to par
tial fruition during the past four years,
as the wage worker. I want to appeal
particularly to him, but almost as much Im
tho business man, to the farmer, to look
at the prophecies of Mr. Bryan four years
ago; to look at the exceedingly loose state
ment made by Mr. Bryan now and then:
to compare the actual facts. Mind you, a
ton of oratory does not count as much as
an ounce of action. The only worth of a
promise is in Its performance."
A voice: "How about it if you get well
paid for It?"
"Well," said the Governor, "from a per
sonal and financial standpoint I will not
discuss that. I don't know the price paid
to campaign orators on the other side.
The only worth of a prophecy Is Its ful
fillment. Now I will ask you to look at
prophecies that vere made four years ago.
Mr. Bryan said that the wage rate would
go down; that employment would diminish
in the country. I ask you railroad men in
this city to look over the amount of work
done in the shops and by the trainmen
now as compared with four years ago. I
want you to look back six years. Six years
ago was the time of the souphouse and
Coxey's army. And when a strike oc
curred then it was against the cut of
wages; now when a strike cxvurs it Is for
'; raise. Now, if you want to go back to
Coxey's army and free soup, it is your
questionable privilege to do so."
A voice: "We are not going to."
Col. Curtis Guild followed Governor
Roosevelt and made a strong sjeech. in
which he appealed to the patriotism of his
audience. He devoted some of his remarks
to Agulnaldo, the Insurgent leader, and his
The Terre Haute reception committee
was composed of W. R. McKeen. D. W.
Henry. A. Herse. J. S. Talley. G. W. Far
rls, D." W. Minshall. J. E. Piety, S. C. Stim
son, D. V. Miller, N. Filbeck. F. E. Benja
min, J. B. Mullikin. J. Q. Button, I. H. C.
Royse. A. J. Crawford. J. S. Barcus. II. I.
Miller, B. G. Hudnut. E. H. Fairbanks,
James L. Price, T. C. Stunkard. A. M.
Hlgglns. Preston llussey, II. F. Havens,
George Krietensteln and O. E. Raldy.
Senator Fairbanks spoke during the aft
ernoon at Terre Haute.
The special train left Terre Haute at
1:30 o'clock, and made a stop at Lewi,
about sixteen miles south on the line of the
Southern Indiana Railroad. Several hun
dred people gathered at the station. Gov
ernor Roosevelt spoke from a platform,
within a few feet of the station, that was
erected for William Jennings Bryan. When
the Bryan train stopped at Icwls it was
raining and the presidential candidate de
clined to alight, but spoke from the plat
form of his car. The Democrats, not fuel
ing at all complimented, presented the
platform to tho Republicans on the agree
ment that Governor Roovevelt would oc
cupy it. The Governor mado his speech
there and was well received.
The next stop was at Linton, one of the
mot Important mining towns in southern
Indiana. The following committee from
Linton came on the train at Terre Haute:
W. J. Hamilton, J. W. Graham. Joe Free
man. William Walton and Charles K. Hen
derson. The. Thompson Club, of Terr
Haute. In a special car attached to the
Roosevelt train, also came on to Linton.
The crowd there was estimated at 20.0m
The reception 'overnor Roosvclt received
at Linton was one of the most flattering
of the day. His train arrived Just after
Governor Mount had finished delivering
an address. Part of the audience that
heard Governor Mount and Governor
Roosevelt were miners.
It was with the greatest difficulty that
Governor Roosevelt and the men accom
panying him made their way back to th
train, so eager was the crowd to see mors
of the soldier and orator. To-day was a
great day all around for Linton. Ther
was a big parade in the morning In which
nearly 1,000 Rough Riders turned out. Ther
were glee clubs of young men and women,
a b!g drum corps from Washington and
bands from Sullivan, Bedford, Washington.
Linton, Odon, Elnora and Newberry. Th
Rough Riders were commanded by Grant
Heaton, of Bloomfield. As the special train
pulled out the mounted Rough Riders wer
lined up a hundred yards from the track,
swinging their hats and cheering Governor
Roosevelt. One of the clubs at Linton to
day was the McKinley Club, of Sullivan,
numbering about 430. Its members wore
badges which read "Prosperity at home;
prestige abroad." The mines at Linton
were closed for the day. The Roosevelt
party and the Republicans at Linton are
greatly pleased with the meeting there.
Harry S. New, of the national exf utive
committee, wired Henry C Payne, of the
national committee, as follows: "Teddy's
last day in Indiana equals the other two.
The meetings at Brazil, Greencastle and
Plainfield exceeded all expectations. At
Terre Haute the crowd outnumbered Bry
an's more than two to one, and 25,000 peopls
were present. The greatest meeting of the
day was at Linton; nearly all miners. The
crowd, wiolch numbered 20,000, was the most
enthusiastic of the trip. We are all right
here, and don't you forget it."
At Bee Hunter the train was transferred
to the Indianapolis & Vincennes road, and
no more stops were made until Vincennes
was reached, about 4:i0 o'clock. At Marco,
Sandborn, Edwardsport and BJcknelL how
ever, people were gathered on the plat
forms. The train slackened its speed while
passing these places to give the people an
opportunity of seeing Governor Roosevelt.
The county fair is in progress at Vin
cennes this week, and a great number of
the people were in town. From iO.OuO to 12,000
were waiting for the train. Governor
Roosevelt was introduced by J. W. Em
mison. The Governor said In part:
"Speaking here in Vincennes I am in
evitably reminded of the first expansion
cf the United States. It was a hundred and
twenty-one years ao that George Rogers
Clark and his troop of riflemen, joined vy
borne of the old French Creole Inhabitants,
forced the British garrison to surrender,
and added what is a portion of the State
of Indiana to the American Union. And,
gentlemen, they did it without asking the
consent of the inhabitants and much
against the will of the British garrison
Cheering, and although Thomas Jefferson
was then guiding the councils of the Na
tion, he did not think that an Infringe
ment of the doctrine of the consent of the
governed. We spread then because our
forefathers were men and fitted to do a
man's work, and then began the conquest
of the continent, which has gone on to our
day. Then began that movement of ex
pansion which has always been a move
ment of terror to the weakling and coward
and a movement of joy to the
strong men who trusted the might
and righteousness of the people.
Right from the beginning we havs
had people who were afraid whenever we
started to expand. There were men on the
Atlantic coast at the end of the eighteenth
century who said that it meant ruin to
have the Ohio valley admitted into the
Union, and they then said that it meant
ruin to take In the territory beyond the
"Six years ago our opponents ald that
It was the undoing of the ieople to take in
Hawaii, and now they are saying the same
thing when we plant the flag in the Philip
pines. But the flag has never come down
ICries of 'And never will!' and applause;
and, what is more, gentlemen, our opio
nents will gradually become accustomed to
It. The Democracy always has difficulty in
catching up. Mr. Bryan has Just learned,
thirty-live years after the rest of us. that
Abraham Lincoln was right in 1SG4. If he
lives as long as I hope he will, for I wish
him well in private life. I have no doubt In
19H5 he will realize that McKinley was en
tirely right in 1j0." Appiause.l
W. R. Payne, of Chicago, and Frank B.
Posey addressed the Vincenaes people prior
to the arrival of the RooseveH train. There
had also been a parade.
The train left Vincennes after a stop of
twenty minutes for Princeton, the next
stop. On the reception committee trom
Princeton were: H. Miller, J. W. Brady,
W. E. Lewis, Lawrence Wheeler, F. C
Cleaver. Robert Mitchell. William H.
Lewis. A. II. Twineham, It. M. Munford.
Rev. W. S. liarrh, R. I. McGinn!. Dr.
W. G. Hopkins and George Burbank. Th
train drew into Princeton a few mlnute-i
after u o'clock. A crowd of perhaps lO.Gtt
I eoplc was cheering and waiting for Gov
ernor Roosevelt to appear. The Alr-llrw
Republican Club, composed of railway em
ployes, was drawn up near the train' i
two lines, and kept back the crowd wblU
th Governor and p;;rty passed to the
iptaker's stand. The arrangement was
admirable, and Governor Rooeve't con
gratulated the club. As the Governs:
walked toward the stand where be was U
speak thctc words on a banner tnt hU
eye: "Welcome, Roosevelt; this Is un
Colorado." Princeton had an all-day rally,
J. Frank Hanly and Representative 11 m
enway both speaking before the special
train arrived. One of the banners arri-l
by the railway men' club aH: "We are
satisned-McKlnley told the troth."
MISLED BY BOGUS MESSAGE.
Suicide of n Womnn Who Thought
Her Husbund lind Kille! Illuitrlf.
CHICAGO, Oct. 12. Mrs. Philip Hardy,
wife of a former Iondon busdp.c? man,
was found dead in her apartments at No.
1120 Wabash avenue, to-day, with a bullet
hole through her heart. On the floor nor
her was u dueling pistol with which fhe
had hhot herself, letters written by the
dead woman showed that he had com
mitted suicide under the tilef that her
husband had committed suicide in New
York city, following a rvcent quarrel with
his wife. Mrs. Hardy had made careful
preparations for her de;lh, and even the
letters she left to her mother and others
were written on mourning paper. The tele
gram which announced the suicide of her
husband was a bosus one. Hardy appeared
at the morgue to-day. and admitted to
the police that he had caused the telegram
to be sent to his wife. who. h under
stood, had ecured warrants for the arrest
of himself and a woman. Hardy, dread
ing court proceedings, eauted the tele
gram to be sent In the hope that his wife
would take no further action in the matter.