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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1900.
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THE COLORED PASTORS
UXA.MMOLS DECISION TO StrPOUT
peventeen Colored Ministers ot the
City Adopt Resolutions to
The following resolutions were read and
adopted at a called meeting of the Inter
denominational Colored Preachers' Union,
at Mount Zlon Baptist Church, yesterday
"Resolved by the pastors of the churches
of this city. That In view of the Important
Issues before th American people, to be
voted upon on Tuesday next, with the rec
ords of the two leading political parties
before us and with the spectacle of Tillman,
of South Carolina, an avowed enemy to
and champion of the disfranchisement of
our race, belns imported to this State by
the Democratic party to Insult our man
hood, we do heartily Indorse the Repub
lican party and believe it to be to the best
Interest of our people to srive It their sup
jort in toto. and we pledge ourselves to
ie our individual Influence to this end."
The resolutions were signed by the fol
lowing: Rev. Kdw. L. Gilliam. Rev. John
J. Blackshear. Rev. J. R. Raynor, Rev.
Benjamin F. Farrell, Rev. L. J. Donohoo
(P. H). Rev. James Holder, Rev. Charles
"Williams. Rev. J. M. Morton. Rev. C. O.
"Wilson. Rev. IL French Hurley. Rev. "W.
A. Eowren. Rev. M. A. Seymour, Rev. R. P.
Leonard. Rev. W. II. Patterson. Rev. John
A. Preston. Rev. J. V. Carr. I). D.. chair
man, and Rev. Edw. L. Reil. Kecretary.
INDIANA'S GREAT CORN CROP.
The Diggest Yield Ker Known In
Chief Statistician Conner has just fin
ished tabulating the returns on wheat, corn
and oats for im lie says the yield of
wheat Is the lowest known In forty years.
Thre were 2.671.31S acres of wheat town
and only 971Et acres harvested. The total
yield In the State is but 7,SU?47 bushels.
Over twenty counties harves-led no wheat
at II, though the usual acreage was town.
The, largest production of wheat was in
the extreme northeastern and southwestern
part of the State. About 42.0i.000 bushels
Js the average crop in the State.
The yield of corn this year I? far the
largest ever before known. There were
4.f6.7t5 acres plunted. The avenge pro
duction of corn In the State Is about 125.
&f,& bush-!. This year the yield is 103.
s:k,921 bushels. Tn largest former yield
cf corn was tn IVJ when there were
The oats crop of this year also exceeds
that of any year in the hlstyry of the
Ftate. The average production of oats is
about a bushels. This year the yield
Is 51.102.r2 bushels. The acreage this year
of oats was l,4Ly,snt.
A liberal share of your fire Insurance
aught to be given to the Indianapolis Fire
Insurance Company, a Fare, Bound and
uceessful company, organized with home
capital by Indiana men. who will give your
burinefs prompt attention. Office, No. HS
Hast Marktt street.
DE3IOCIIATIC LEADRRS I SE THE
SAME TACTICS AS IX 1MML
About All It Will Amount to Will De
to Cause n Few Democruts
to Lose Ilets.
THE STATE IS REPUBLICAN
31EN "WHO HAVE THOROUGHLY CAN
VASSED INDIANA SO TESTIFY.
3fen In AH Walks or Life Want Pros-
perity to Continue Political
Aevrs and fionslp.
The tall talk of the Democratic leaders
of Indiana about how they intend to carry
the State next Tuesday 13 the cause of con
siderable amusement among Republicans
vho'bellevc they know the situation In In
diana thoroughly. This apparent confi
dence on the part of the Democracy is
looked upon as a great "bluff." The Dem
ocrats, It is pointed out, know that their
chances of winning In Indiana are hopeless
and they are making the same kind of a
fight they did in 1S. The Republicans
think, however, that about all this talk will
result in will be to cause some people to
lose the bets they have made on the
strength of the assertions of the Demo
At Republican headquarters It is declared
that there Is absolutely nothlns on which
the Democrats have a right to base their
claims of victory in this State. D. F. Ken
nedy, one of the leading labor union men
of the State, is out working for the Re
publican ticket, and he made the assertion
at state headquarters a few days ago that,
so far as he can discover, there is no dis
affection among the Republican laboring
men, and he believes they will all be for
McKinley and Roosevelt, besides many
Democrats who will support the ticket.
Capt. W. E. English, who has been mak
ing speeches in the State, has returned, and
yesterday said at 6tate headquarters that
from what he is able to gather In the way
of reliable information he believes that
McKinley will carry Indiana by a majority
greater than he did in 1S96. "I believe there
are many Democrats who will vote for Mc
Kinley without saying anything about it,"
said Captain English.. "I believe this is
especially true among men who are inter
ested in modest little business enterprises.
They perhaps have all the capital they own
Invested and they cannot afford to meet re
verses. They sit down and seriously think
over the situation and decide that they can
not afford to take, any chances on a change
of administration, since they have pros
pered fairly well under the present adminis
tration." An illustration of the real feeling of many
Democrats toward Bryan is shown in the
following remark made by a prominent
lawyer of an Indiana town to an acquaint
ance in Indianapolis a short time ago. "I
am a Democrat," Bald the lawyer, "and I
expect to vote for Vm. J. Bryan. I don't
ray I would, however, if I knew that my
vote would elect him."
FACTS FOR FA11MEHS.
How They Are Affected by 'McKinley
A prominent business man of Martins
ville, writing to Governor Mount, says:
"In our conversation yesterday at the
depot you spoke about the number of ar
ticles a merchant had offered a farmer in
1100 for a hundred bushels of corn In ex
cess of what he received In 1SU6, and I
take the liberty of sending you some fig
ures complied from facts In this county.
The Democrats are telling the farmers
here that no one but the trusts are enjoy
ing prosperity; that the price of everything
they use has gone up, and that they are
receiving no benefit from the McKinley
administration. I Inclose a list of articles
used by farmers, prices in 1S9G and 1900, and
what grain would buy then and now:
Branch & Son, Grain Dealers:
July 1, 1S06, paid for corn is cents
July 1, 1000, paid for corn 43 cents
Thornburg, Grain Dealer:
July 1, 1S05, paid for wheat 50 cents
July 1, 1900, paid for wheat SO cents
W. II. Miller, Hardware:
Per 100 lbs.
July 1, 1S36, barb wire 52.'j0
July 1, 1900, barb wire $3.10
In 1S9G a wagon cost $3S and 100 bushels
of wheat brought $50. In 1900 a wagon
cost $63 and 100 bushels of wheat brought
JS0. The difference, $15, would buy a
In 1S96. with corn at 13 cents per bushel,
10O bushels would bring $18 and buy a hay
rake at $16, leaving $2. In 1900, with corn
at 45 cents per bushel, 100 bushels, amount
ing to $45, would buy a hay rake at $20, a
60-tooth harrow at $11 and a 12-lnch handle
brake plow at $12.50. with $1.50 left.
In 1S96 200 bushels of corn at IS cents
brought $3 and 2.000 pounds of barb wire
cost $40. In 1900 200 bushels of corn at 45
cents brought $90. and 2.000 pounds of barb
wire cost $62. With the difference could
be purchased a 60 T harrow at $12, a T cul
tivator at $15 and one dollar's worth of
OLD COLORED MAN'S RETORT.
It Sbook George J. Marott' Argn
, xnent for Bryan.
While George J. Marott, Horace Corn
stock and others stood waiting at the Lim
ited Gun Club grounds yesterday evening
lor a car to return to the city tho conver
sation changed from shooting to rolitics.
Mr. Marott then told of a wager that he
had recently made and how he expected
to win it, etc. One thing brought on another
until there was a general argument con
cerning tho political issues, Mr. Marott
standing by Rryan and Mr. Comstock hold
In? up tho McKinley end. Mr. Marott
claimed the working people were not as
well pleased under McKlnley'a administra
tion as they were four years ago, and said
the working class would vote for the Dem
ocratic ticket. An old colored man stood
by also waiting for the car und to him
Mr. Marott appealed to prove his state
ment that the worklngmen have saved
less money In the last four years than ever
before. "I will ask you." said Mr. Marott
to the colored man, "If you haven't saved
less money in the last four years than you
you'st badly mistaken, mlstah." an
swered the colored man. "1'se saved more
money while McKinley has been President
than during all the previous elht years.
Fse also more work to do and more to eat.
You'se mistaken when you says the work
tngmen are not fattened."
Mr. Marott did not bargain for such a re
joinder, and the car coming at that time
crowned the retort aimed at him by Mr.
AT CD ELL LADDER WO It KS.
Judge Terhune and J. E. MrCulIough
Divided the Time.
Judge Terhune. of Lebanon, addressed
the men at the Udell works yesterday and
from the attention accorded him by the
employes it was evident that his remarks
were appreciated. Judge Terhune is a
Gold Democrat. It was announced some
days ago that the Republicans would hold
a noon meeting at the Udell works and
as soon as the Democrats heard of it they
wanted to hold a meeting there at the
same time. They asked permission to have
a meeting In the street in front of the
works. Mr. Barnes, the proprietor of the
works, objected to this and said he would
only cive his permission for the meotln
to be held on condition that the Democratic
orator and Judge Terhune would divide
the time and both speak inside the build
ing. He did not think it was fair that
the Democrats should have an outside
meeting at the time the othr meeting
was being rheld when the Republicans had
made the first request.
The Democratic speech was made by
J. E. McCuIIough who agreed to divide
the time with Judge Terhune. Each orator
spoke for fifteen minutes. Mr. McCuIIough
asked that he be allowed to speak last but
uiv r?uut'si was rerusea, .Mr. liarnes con
tending that as the Republicans had ar
ranged their meeting first they were en
titled to the last sreech. Conseauently
Judge Terhune wound up the meeting.
lie made it plain to the men that he was
formerly ä Democrat and told them why
he had left the party. He ventured the
assertion that John W. Kern and Thomas
Taggart are at heart of the same opinion
as he is on the money question but they
ieei tnat it is to their interests to stay
by the party. Judge Terhune made an
excellent speech and the Republicans are
very well pleased with the outcome of the
meeting. Judge Terhune was introduced
ny Charles N. Thompson. Harrison Og
born. a Populist, sat at the side of Mr.
McCuIIough, during the meeting.
COLORED MEN'S MEETING.
Several C.ood Orators Wrlll Dp Heard
Will Have n Parade.
The colored voters of the city will hold
mass meeting at Tomllnson Hall to
Ight and the demonstration at the hall
rill be preceded by a street parade of the
different colored Republican organizations
f the county. The colored clubs extend a
cordial Invitation to other Republican clubs
f the county to attend the meeting. Rev.
. W. Carr will preside and there will be
addresses by Judson Lyons, of Washing-
en. D. C; Bishop IJ. W. Arnett. of Ohio;
Nelson Crews, of Missouri, and S. A. Mc-
Elwee, of Tennessee. Tho later has served
several term3 in the Tennessee Legislature
and is looked upon as ono of the leading
colored orators of the South. Bishop Ar
nett Is also a welUknown man and Judson
.yons is register of the United States
reasury. Nelson Crews, of Missouri, has
been sneaklmr in this KtatA fnr ä mnnth
and ha3 stirred up much enthusiasm
1 i i . .
wnerc xie nas neiu meetings.
A large number of vice presidents have
been selected, and among them are the
colored ministen of the city. Among tho
Vice presidents invited, in ad.Htlnn to ihn
ministers, are the following: John Puryear,
james oneiton, w. E. Henderson, James
Morton. William Abstom, Willis Kersey,
i. i,. ivnox. James Lott, O. V. Royall. A.
J. Sims. William Pierce. Nnthnn Pierre-
Don D. Wells, Jacob Porter, George Stew
art, unanes j,anier. lienry Jackson, A. C.
Richardbon, Charles Stapp, Dr. B. J. Mor
gan. W. W. Waiden. Ran Butler, A. J.
Frye. Charles Love. W. II. Whpeler. Ttnh-
crt Locklear, David Bell, Jerry Franklin,
jienry oneuon, josepn uroyies, S. (i. Giv
ers. J. B. Tlmberlake. Dr. S. A. Gilbert.
William Reed, W. W. Richardson, William
Gibson, George Smltherman, Dr. H. W.
Furnlss, William Reed, Calvin Brooks.
Wlham Kersey, Henry Baptist. C. M. C.
Willis, Grant Robinson, Will.am Reed.
Wesley Bridges, Dr. J. H. Ballard, Dr. J.
H. Ward. Dr. W. T-r Urnwn rr v n
Johnson, Henry Moore, H. K. Lawnon.
ixss oeaion, imam Lewis, Elwood Knox,
Charles Webb, Dr. I). H. Brown, Alex
Posey. Grant Clav. Tl. V. wd nr-an
Geons, I. IL Johnson, Ed Harris, James
vveus, wiuiam corbin. General Payne,
Loss Moss, Gabriel Jones.
In the formation of th narad tho di
visions will rest on West Michigan, Ver
mont ana rew iorK streets. The line of
march will be north on wvsf str-ot tn In
diana avenue, south on Indiana avenue
to cnpitol avenue, south on Capitol avenue
to Washington street, east on Washing
ton street to New Jersey street, counter
march on Washington street to Pennsyl
vania street, north on Pennsylvania street
to , Market street, east on Market street
to Tomllnson Hall.
IN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA.
John T. Ellis Says Conditions Are
Ripe for Republican Victory.
John T. Ellis, of Anderson, who has been
making speeches under the dlreciion of tho
national Republican committee, has re
turned from a Western trip. The last three
weeks he spent in Kansas, Nebraska and
Iowa. "I had good audiences everywhere."
he said, "the people appearing anxious to
hear political discussions. Kansas will go
Republican on the presidential and state
tickets by about twenty thousand plurality.
Kansas is distinctively an agricultural
State, and the farmers there have never
been so prosperous as during the last two
or three years. My impression is that the
tinlsh in Nebraska will be very close. The
plurality will likely not exceed 5,000 either
way, and the chances are in favor of the
Republican ticket. The Legislature 1$ al
most certain to be Republican, insuring the
election of a Republican senator to succeed
Populist Allen. The Republicans will carry
Iowa by 75,000 majority and make a clean
sweep of the congressional districts. In my
opinion there is not a shadow of doubt
about the result of the presidential election.
The Republican victory will be decisive.
McKinley and Roosevelt will carry two
thirds of the Electoral College."
MANY NOON" MEETINGS.
Representative Overstreet and Oth
ers to Speak.
At noon to-day Representative Overstreet
will speak to 'the railroad men in the Big
Four shops at Brightwood. At the same
hour Charles Dreyer will make an address
at the establishment of the Western Fur
niture Company, and Fred E. Matson will
talk to the employes of the Indiana Lounge
Company. Horace Smith will be the orator
at tho factory of the E. II. Eldridge Fur
niture Company. At the Home Stove Com
pany's plant Judge Terhune will speak.
To-morrow Judge Terhune will deliver an
address at Illinois and Garden" streets to
the men from the different manufacturing
establishments in the neighborhood. Mr.
Overstreet's noon meeting to-morrow will
be held at Washington and Blackford
To-morrow night Oscar R. Hundley, of
Alabama, will deliver an address before
the Commercial Travelers' Republican Club
of this city. All commercial men are In
vited, whether travelers or not.
Republican Night Meetlno.
C. N. Thompson addressed the McKinley
and Roosevelt Club of the Fifth ward at
151S West Washington street last night.
Charles X. Naylor was the presiding offi
cer. There was a large attendance and
much interest was manifested.
Another enthusiastic meeting was held
last night at John Madex's barber shop, 17
South Alabama street. Between seventy
five and ore hundred colored Republicans
were present. Larz A. Whltcomb delivered
a rousing address, and there was a speech
from James Davis Thero will be another
meeting at the same place to-night after
the Tomllnson Hall demonstration. All col
ored voters are invited.
Enthusiastic Meeting at Norwood.
One of tho most enthusiastic colored Re
publican meetings of the campaign was
held last night at Norwood. There were
more than 200 present from that vicinity
and the South Sido and the Colored Re
publican Club of Irvington also attended
In uniform. J. II. Lott and B. IL Corley
were the speakers, but after they had fin
ished, there was so much enthusiasm that
a number of impromptu speeches were
made by other colored men present. It
turned out to be au experience meeting
and did not close until 11 o'clock.
3Icfireor Colored Republican Club.
Last night the colored Republicans of the
third precinct of the Tenth ward and the
fourteenth precinct of the Seventh ward
held an enthusiastic meeting at the club
rooms of the Colored Republican McGregor
Club. There were US present. Dr. Benja
min J. Cook delivered an eloquent address.
In which he urged the colored voters to
vote the straight Republican ticket. He
dwelt especially upon the disfranchisement
of the negro by the Democratic party wher
ever in power.
.Making Speeches In Indiana.
Walter F. McL'ntlre, who was formerly
vice president of the Jefferson Club, of St.
Louis. Is in Indiana making Republican
speeches. He will speak at Mfddletown to
night. New Pianos less than factory prices. $165
up- Save middleman's profit. Wulsconer's.
FOR THE VETERANS
CORPORAL TANNER THE PRINCIPAL
SPEAKER OF THE EVENING.
A Gathering at Tomllnson Hall That
Carried Soldiers Rack to the
Days of the War.
OVATION TOR THE SPEAKER
RINGING CHEERS FROM OLD SOL
DIERS GREETED HIM.
A Speech of an Hour's LenRlh That
Was Well Rccelvcfl Other
Veteran soldiers cheered the American
flag at Tomllnson Hall last night and ap
plauded the sentiments of comrades who
spoke' in behalf of that flag. It was tho oc
casion of Corporal James Tanner's speech
to soldiers, the demonstration being under
the auspices of camp No. 1, Indianapolis
Republican Camp of Veterans and their
Sons. While the audience was gathering
at the hall the Marion Glee Club sang
patriotic songs, such as "America" and the
"March of the Flag." After the orator of
the evening reached the hall the glee club
sang "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground."
Corporal Tanner was escorted to the hall
by the Marlon Marching Club and band.
In a carriage with the corporal were three
men who bear the marks of battle Dan M.
Ransdell and Moses G. McLain. each with
an arm off, and Willlara II. Lester, who
was shot five times in battle. In another
carriage was L. G. Akin, county chairman;
William H. Calvert, Dr. George E. Reed,
president of Dickinson College, Pennsyl
vania; Georgo W. Spahr and George C.
When the procession reached the hall the
band was playing "Marching through
Georgia." The air was recognized and ap
plauded. There was a large turn-out of
people, and there was a great deal of en
thusiastic cheering when Corporal Tanner,
President Reed and the committee with
them reached the Etage. As the Marion
Marching Club came into the hall they
raised their flag umbrellas and the veterans
cheered again. The stage was crowded with
men and women, there being over a hun
dred vice presidents. The decorations of
the hall, though not specially prepared for
the occasion, were in perfect keeping with
the exercises. On one side of the stage was
a large picture of President McKinley and
on the other side was a picture of Theo
dore Roosevelt. The other decorations were
the American flag.
MANY VETERANS THERE.
In the audience was row after row of
veterans. They cheered Corporal Tanner
as he llmpedup the stps and on the stage
on his two artificial - feet. They cheered
ex-Lieutenant Governor Hanna when he
sat down near the front of the stage. They
cheered everybody and everything that re
called the old days when they stood side
by side and fought for a common cause.
There was no uncertain tone in their
cheers, for it was a spontaneous outburst
that indicated that these veterans are
standing together again as they did in the
days of the rebellion. On the stage sat
two men one with an arm off at the shoul
der and the other with a wrist and hand
gone. One of these men was Dan M. Rans
dell and the other was Moses G. McLain.
They sat together last night as they fought
together in former years. .They were com
panions when the war broke out and became
comrades when they enlisted. Both fought
in the battle of Resaca and both were
wounded. While the fight was yet In prog
ress they met and tried to console each
other. A few hours later the surgeon's
knife amputated the arm of ono at the
shoulder and took off the wrist and hand
of the other. Both came on to Indianapolis
together and went to th hospital together.
Next Tuesday they will vote together, with
thousands of other veterans, to uphold the
same flag that waved over them at Resaca,
County Chairman Akin called the meet
ing to order last night and introduced Wm.
H. Lester, the permanent chairman of the
evening. Mr. Lester then introduced
Thomas Hanna, who told some of the
things that the government has done for
tho veteran soldier. He. was followed by
Corporal Tanner's Speech.
When Corporal Tanner arose to speak
he was given an ovation lasting fully five
minutes. At first he could scarcely be
heard back of the first few rows, but his
voice gradually grew stronger, and before
he had been speaking five minutes those
in tho rear of the hall could hear every
thing he said. He spoke in part as fol
lows: "I am weary with many thousand miles
of travel and very much worn. I there
fore beg you to help me light for my voice.
But although I am doubtful of my own
Shyslcal ability to reach your ears I come
efore you with more confidence than I
had hoped to experience, for we have with
us to-night the Rev. George E. Reed, presi
dent of Dickinson College, who, though he
was not old enough to be a soldier and
fight with you and me. Is willing enough
to-night to be drafted as a substitute in
the cause of Republicanism. I beg you to
believe that whatever of lethargy there
may be in my appearance is only physical,
for mentally I feel as well as ever in the
prosepct of Republican victory. It is the
same old cry with the Democrats this year;
they are claiming nine-tenths of the States
and will continue to do so until election
day, after which, as usual, they will take
a ride in the hearse and we will walk
along by Its side as honorary pallbearers.
"Our friend Bryan rides so many para
mount issues that, having not read to
day's papers. I am unable to say of Just
what issue he is at present astride. Mr.
Bryan's agility reminds me very much ot
the two men who were traveling across
the prairie when they came in contact with
a mad buffalo bull. They both sought safe
ty in flight and ran toward a tree. The bul'.
was too close behind, however, for both
to get into the tree, so one dropped into a
convenient holo close by. The bull charged
ever the top of him, but of course missed
him. The man crawled out of the hole and
the bull, turning, charged him again,
when the man again sought safety in the
hole. The bull charged time and again and
every time he went by the man came out
of the hole. Finally the friend in the tree
yelled to his companion: D n you. stay in
the hole! The man in the hole yelled back
at his friend: 'D n you, there is a bear in
there.' and I guess that is the way Mr.
Bryan finds himself to-day. It keeps him
jumping from one Issue to another to savo
himself from a political death.
Kansas crrr convention.
"We hear Mr. Bryan Inveigh against im
perialism, and I want you to come back
with me to the Kansas City convention,
held on the glorious Fourth of July last.
To make sure that the representative Dem
ocrats should hear the Eeclaratlon of Inde.
pendence read at least once In their lives,
they had it read at the convention. Who
read It? The gentleman with the pitchfork.
I should havs said one of the gentlemen
with the pitchforks, for there arc two of
them. One lives in South Carolina and the
ether farther down.
"What is imperialism? It is the absolute
will of one man exercised over all the rest.
At Kansas City these poor delegates knelt
at one man's feet and obeyed his behests
with the servility of vassals. With the aid
of the colored brother from Hawaii Bryan
rammed free silver down the throats of
every Democrat in Indiana. The consensus
of opinion in 1S93 was that McKinley had
put a tombstone over the grave of free sil
ver, but Mr. Bryan would not have it so,
and despite the protests of his party ho
resurrected his hobby and made It a plank
of tho Kansas City platform. What form
of Imperialism was that? But. atter all,
that wasn't so remarkable in Mr. Bryan.
He has done a great many remarkable
things. He Is the first man to introduce
political polygamy in this country. He
, wasn't FatlstJed with one vice presidential
candidate, he Is Mormon enough to want
many. Mr. Bryan has gone around the
country crying aloud, 'Give me the pres
idency just once and I will never ask for It
again.' I believe he means what he saj's.
for before four years had gone by it would
penetrate even his brain that he was the
right man In the wrong place. Mr. Bryan
sits on the edge of the political pool fishing,
and he has his hooks baited with anti-im-perlallsm.
anti-militarism and anti-trusts.
He wants all the fish in the pool, but he
would prefer to have the bass. I think
when the votes are counted next Tuesday
he will be satisfied with the bullheads and
"You hear much about the trusts, and it
occurs to me that I know something rf
them myself. A Democratic editor says
that Mark Hanna declared there were no
trusts. Well, if he said so he certainly
slipped a cog, for I know in New York we
have an ice trust, and It has been a very
cold proposition for the Democrats to con
sider. Then we have other trusts down
South, about which our Democratic friend,
James K. Jones, chairman of the national
committee, could tell you something if he
would. The difference between the Repub
lican and the Democratic parties on th
trust question is the difference between
effort and mouthlngs. The first action
ever taken against tho trusts was by the
Republican party at Its national conven
tion in 1SSS, and. my friends, thoso anti
trust resolutions adopted bv that conven
tion wer drafted by our President, Wil
liam McKinley. The first anti-trust bill
ever introduced in Congress was Senate
bill No. 1, introduced in 1S90 by that great
Republican statesman, John Sherman. The
Republican party has ever striven by ac
tion to take the trusts by the throat and
beat thera to death. The. Democrats have
had the same opportunity to legislate
against them, for they were in absolute
control of both houses of Congress, and
yet the best they ever, did was to smother
every anti-trust measure and then to pre
sent a bill for committee services.
"Mr. Bryan protests against our foreign
policy and says that we have no title to
the Philippines; yet, comrades, he acknowl
edges that he procured nine of the signers
to the treaty of Paris, which would never
have been ratified but for those votes. Does
Jt not look like he is trying to bastardize
his own child?
SAME OLD CRY.
"The cry of militarism is the same old
cry that we have heard since the days of
great Abraham Lincoln. There is nothing
in It. I defy any one to review the history
of this country and point to a time when
the uniformed sons of the Republic were
a menace to Its honor, its glory and its
perpetuity. I have a son to-night on the
island of Luzon, fighting for 'old glory,' and
naturally he is the dearest iboy on earth
to me, and I would give every drop of blood
in this mangled old body to have him come
back safe with honor to the mother who
bore him. But, dearly as I love him, I
say to you to-night that I would rather
he died a thousand times under the flag
than to have it pulled down in dishonor.
Mr. Bryan says he will pull that flag
down. I recall that a mighty army of the
grandest fighters on earth tried to pull it
down in the sixties, but they had to furl
their banners in defeat. Do you mean to
tell me that the puny hand of William
Jennings Bryan can accomplish what that
army failed to do?
"A further objection that I have to Mr.
Bryan is that he is the apostle of discon
tent. Hunt through his utterances and
find. If you can, one ray of hope for the
future. He is attempting to array class
against class, brother against brother.
Comrades, when we inaugurate William
McKinley on the 4th day of next March,
as, God helping us, we will do, some gentle
man will pass from the stage of political
life. The apostle of discontent will be per
mitted to enjoy his future in private life.
Then rally on the colors, boys! Dress- left
or dress right, but rally on the colors!"
MR. REED'S REMARKS.
Following Corporal Tanner, Mr. Reed
spoke briefly on the Issues of the campaign.
He said he was not a soldier, and that it
was the regret of his lifo that a soldier's
button did not adorn his coat.
Said he: "I hall from Pennsylvania,
which is supposed to be a Republican State.
We expect to roll up a majority of 300,000
votes for William McKinley. In our State
the Democrats are positively lonely. In
coming West from my home, as I passed
through Pittsburg and its vicinity, I was
reminded of the story I once heard relative
to a new way that was proposed to clear
up the atmosphere In order to give the citi
zens of Pittsburg 'a vision of the sun. It
had been argued that something should be
done in this way, and some thought that
it could best be accomplished by the use of
smoke consumecs. Others proposed some
thing else, but the argument was finally
settled by a laborer in the mills, who ad
vised them to try voting the Democratic
ticket. That's what they did try in 1892,
and they were effectually rid of the smoke.
But they got rid of it at the expense of
hundreds of thousands of starving people.
Then we had nearly three million jot men
who had labor to sell. Now, thank God, it
is different, for every man who wants to
work can find it. We owe this primarily to
God's blessing and secondarily to the wise
administration of the Republican party."
Mr. Reed said that Bryan was talking
about imperialism, trusts, militarism and
many other things, but that his heart was
set on one thing. "He will never be satis
fied," said Mr. Reed, "until he gives us a
dishonest dollar, coined out of free silver
at the ratio of 16 to 1."
A LIE ON ITS FACE.
Lieut. Iloyle Arrays Facts Against a
.Putrid Campaign Story.
Lieut. Guy Boyle, just returned from the
Philippines, Indignantly denounces as un
true the statements in a letter purporting
to come from Manila, describing situations
there and printed in the Sentinel yesterday
morning as a campaign argument against
the Republican policy of expansion. "Such
a story." said Lieutenant Boyle, "is an in
tuit to the records of army officers who
are giving their lives to the service."
The writer of the questionable letter tells
of things which he claims came under his
observation prior to October, and, accord
ing to Lieutenant Boyle, the regiment to
which he is attached did not reach Manila
Lieutenant Boyle also said that prior to
Oct. 1 General Otis issued an order pro
hibiting Chinese from entering the islands
unless they could show by certificates of
consuls that they had been residents of
the islands previous to that time. "There
was," said Lieutenant Bcylc, "in force nt
that time an order to rigidly investigate
the character of every woman arriving at
the islands, ana K mere was any reason
to believe she was an immoral woman she
was not allowed to land. There Is not a
house of ill-repute in Manila that is taxed
or licensed, and there is not a single Ch!
nese house of that character known to this
officers. There is ulso a curfew law, 'pro
hlbiting officers, unless In full uniform, and
citizens without parses to be on the streets
after 11 o'clock at night. Any officer or
soldier found in the company of immoral
women, either on the street or - in their
l ouses, is arrested and tried by court-mar
President Mitchell Coining Home.
It was announced at the United Aline
Workers' headquarters yesterday that
President Mitchell will arrive home Mon
day. The president of the union has been
at Hazleton forty-five days, and the, head
quarters has practically been at that
place. The miners In the anthracite dls
triet have a very kindly feeling for Pres
ident Mitchell and he has received many
compliments. The one he prizes most Is a
gold medallion presented "by the breaker
boys" to "the breaker boys friend." It
shows the picture of the boys at work on
one side and a schoolhouse on the other.
and between is the word "to." Indicating
that President Mitchell lias turned the
bovs from the breakers lo the echoolhouse.
The executive board presented him with a
Commercial Club Directors.
The directors of the Commercial Club
held a meeting yesterday. The membership
committee reported 93S members enrolled
A partial report of the park committee on
tho matter of building a boulevard along
Fall ureeK was received, ine committee
is having plats made and is endeavoring to
co-operate with the City Park Board. C. E
rnffln. nresldent. was authorized to nnnnlm
.i srn-cial committee to Investigate the new
contract between the Indianapolis Water
Company and trie iioard or Works which
is now pcnain.
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GEN. M'CLURE'S FUNERAL
IT WILL BU HOLD IN INDIANAPOLIS
He W'nn a Prominent Figure In the
Civil and Military Life
The remains of Gen. Iiniel McClure,
United States army, reUred. who died
at the home of his son, W. IL McClure,
501 East Broadway, Louisville, Wednesday
evening, as announced in yesterday's
Journal, will be brought to Indianapolis to
day at 11:25 a. m. for burial in Crown Hill
Cemetery. General McClure will be burled
with military honors, and an escort from
the Indianapolis Arsenal will convey the
remains from the Union Station to the cem
etery. Rev. A. J. Graham will conduct the
Daniel McClure was born near Salem,
"Washington county, Indiana, In 1S22. when
that region was a wilderness. Ills parents
tent him to Indiana University, where he
graduated with high honors. Afterward he
cut a prominent figure in Indiana politics
and in military operations during the civil
war and previous to that time witn wars
with Indians. He was a cadet at West
Point in 1&45 and when he graduated was
made a lieutenant In the regular army. lie
took 160 mounted recruits from Pittsburg to
Fort Laramie in 1S13 from Carlisle Bar
litks. Pa, After serving on the frontier
for some time he resigned and returned
to his native State.
He was elected prosecuting attorney for
the district of which Martinsville is the
county seat. He made a fine record and
when the State convention met In In
dianapolis in 1854 he was nominated for
secretary of state and with Ashbel P. "Wil-
lard, the Democratic nominee for Gov
ernor, made a tour of the State In opposi
tion to the Know Nothings. He was elected,
and served for a year when he resigned to
become paymaster in the regular army,
having been appointed by President
Buchanan. He served throughout the war
with distinction, being at various times on
the staff of Generals H&lleck. Pope, Scho
fleld and Hancock. He was promoted to be
lieutenant colonel and colonel and was
nominated brigadier general, but the latter
appointment was not confirmed. He had
the brevet rank, however, of brigadier.
C?eneral McClure was always a DeraocraL
His last service In the army was under
Hancock at Governor's island. New York
harbor. He was retired for age In 18S8, with
the rank of colonel. In appearance General
McClure was a typical soldier. He was
over six feet tall and built in proportion.
In late years he was very corpulent,
weighing nearly 300 pounds. He was an
affable, kind-hearted man. In early life
he married Miss Matilda lllte and two
children were. born. William H. and -May
McClure. The latter has been dead several
years and the general lived with his sur
viving son, Mr. W. H. McClure, who is
connected with the Louisville street rail
way, as secretary for President Mlnary.
General McClure's second wife was Miss
Scottie English, of Louisville, a first cousin
of William H. English, and she survives
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