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There appear to be many Intelligent men
in Indiana who hold that the office of po
lice commissioner involves the moral, po
litical and Industrial Interests of the whole
State. Sometimes they are mistaken.
As a political episode and a Democratic
family quarrel the Tillman-McLaurin fight
in South Carolina possesses some interest,
but It has no business In the United States
Senate The time given to It on Monday
was worse than wasted.
The bill of Senator Hoar providing that
lynchers may be dealt with by federal
courts has much in Its favor. The victim
of such lawlessness Is a citizen of the
United States, and If the State in which
he resides will not or cannot protect him
why should not the United States?
It 13 more than probable that those who
expect that the Nicaragua canal bill will
have clear railing are doomed to disap
pointment, as it 13 probable that the trans
continental railways will find means to re
tard if not defeat the bill. The rival
tcheme, the Fanama route, 13 likely to be
used to delay or defeat action.
Thoso who were predicting not long ago
that President Roosevelt would not get
along with Congress are now observing
that no President ever entertained so many
senators and representatives in so few
days as has Mr. Roosevelt, and that while
ho does not Impress his opinions upon them
he has a very engaging manner.
Already one thousand bills have been pre
sented in Congress for special pensions,
which means for pensions which the pres
ent laws do not warrant. Now and then
there is a meritorious case, but most of
them have no merit. Some of them are
presented for men whose military record is
defective and others because the applicants
It is probable some amendments will be
Offered in the Senate to the new Hay
Fauncefote treaty, but they will be prompt
ly voted down and the treaty ratified by an
almost unanimous vote. In Its present
form it represents a great diplomatic vic
tory for the United States and the best
possible basis for the construction of an
The long- list of speakers which is an
nounced for the Democratic banquet on
Jackson's night in this city indicates a
continuous performance of several days.
But among all cf the orators no one is
assigned to speak of the dropping of 16
to 1, while Mayor Rose, of Milwaukee,
takes the place that would have been given
to William J. Bryan four years ago.
In spite of the shrinkage of the corn
crop Kansas reports a yield of grain valued
at $173,0OO,0uO, and Iowa's soli products are
worth $274.000,000. which is $11.000.000 in ex
cess of any previous year of which a record
has been kept. Nevertheless, full corn and
potato crops would have been better for
consumers and probably for farmers them
selves, despite the cheerfulness over short
The agricultural West is well enough
until the term Is understood to imply that
the West Is not engaged In manufactures.
Except in the manufacture of a few tex
tiles, which is a specialty In the East, the
agricultural West has as many industries
as the Kast. So that the effort to make
It appear that the East and the West need
different tariffs has no basis except In the
Imagination of a few men who are short
Constituencies in the North are so much
In the habit of keeping a good representa
tive when they find one that it takes a
long time for prominent and influential
members to reach the chairmanship of im
portant committees. Mr. Overstreet and
Mr. Hemenway have served through three
Congresses and begun fourth terms, yet
neither of them has reached the chairman
ship of an Important committee. Both,
however, occupy positions on most Im
Mr. Carnegie's munificent endowment of
national university at Washington will
realize a dream that has long been cher
ished by American statesmen and educa
tors of having at the national capital an
Institution of higher learning which will
rank among the greatest in the world. A
chief merit of the Institution will be that,
being Independent of government support,
it will bo exempt from government or po
litical Interference of any kind and free
to devote all its energies to educational
objects. The splendid endowment of $10.
OOmj will place It far above the need of
government aid. In its broad scope and
probable outcome the gift is the grandest
that Mr. Carnegie has made.
Senator Forakcr has flren out for pub
Ucaticji a statement flatly denying that
there is political friction between him and
Senator Hanna, He says there is no rival
ry between them beyond a natural desire
on the part of each to s-Tve hi? friends,
and that the stories regarding an impend
ing fight over the organization of the Ohio
legislature arc without any foundation.
In short, ho says the relations between
himself and Senator Hanna are entirely
cordial, and that he "therefore declines to
be excited or disturbed In the slightest by
the plays of imagination which are Hash
ing so sensationally in the columns of
newspapers not noted for devotion to the
interests of the Republican party."
Olli NEW ALLY IN Tili: PHILIPPINES.
Recent advices from Rome state that
the Pope has appointed Mgr. Sbaretti,
former archbishop of Havana, as apostolic
delegate to the Philippines in place of Mgr.
Chapelle. The change is supposed to fore
shadow the purpose of the church to adopt
a policy in the islands not only harmon
ious with but in warm support of the civil
policy of the United States. It i3 now
known that the visit to Rome a few
months ago of Cardinal Gibbons and Mgr.
Chapelle wa3 made at the summons of
the Pope, who wished to consult with them
regarding church and state affairs in the
Philippines. Cardinal Gibbons is a thor
oughly loyal American and enjoys the con
fidence of President Roosevelt as he did
of President McKinley. He understands
the American government and people and
the policy of the administration in the
Philippines. Mgr. Sbaretti, an Italian by
birth and a diplomat by profession, is said
to have thorough knowledge of American
affairs. His appointment as the Pope's
personal representative in the Philippines,
coming so soon after the accession of
President Roosevelt, is thought to empha
size the Pope's high opinion of the Presi
dent and his purpose to make the eccle
siastical policy of the church in the Phil
ippines heartily co-operato with the civil
and political policy of the United States.
Those who are in position to know say
that Leo XIII esteems and admires Pres
ident Roosevelt for his high moral qual
ities, courageous convictions and intense
Americanism. He looks upon him as a
statesman and a safe man to trust. Mr.
McKinley possessed all these qualities in
quite as high a degree, but he Is gone and
a new man is at the helm. Considering
the great influence of the Catholic Church
in the Philippines it Is a fortunate cir
cumstance that President Roosevelt has
the esteem and confidence of the Pope to
a degree that will insure the co-operation
of the church in pacifying the people and
Americanizing the Islands. The hostility,
or even the indiff ererbe, of the church
would have been a great drawback to the
efforts of the United States to establish
civil government in the islands, and its
friendship and co-operation will be corre
I AM A DEMOCRAT.
Probably no man ever got more unex
pected fame and popularity out of a simple
phrase than lion. David B. Hill, of New
York, did out of the phrase, "I am a Demo
crat." The phrase itself is commonplace
enough and has been used in an unpreten
tious way by thousands of as good Demo
cratsor, rather, as consistent and con
firmed Democrats as Mr. Hill, but he used
It in such a way as to create the impres
sion that It was a great political truth and
he its original discoverer. For a common
place remark it has lasted w:ll. Mr. Hill
used it in a speech In the Brooklyn Acad
emy of Music in the fall of 1SS5, and since
then it has served as a text for thousands
of Democratic .orators of high and low de
gree. Generally, too. It has been used with
the same object that Mr. Hill had, namely,
to exaltthe speaker's own Democracy by
contrasting it with the spurious article as
iepresented by Grover Cleveland. It was
a favorite phrase in the Chicago conven
tion of 1S96, when a resolution Indorsing
the Cleveland administration was greeted
with a yell of derision and rejected by 564
to 357, as it was also In some State conven
tions, where his picture was turned to the
wall. When Mr. HU1 first used the phrase
Mr. Cleveland as President had refused to
make a clean sweep of Republicans in
office and was trying to hold off the hun
gry horde of Democratic offlceseekers that
was hammering at the doors of the White
House, until he could make changes in
telligently. When Mr. Hill said, "I am a
Democrat" he meant not of the Cleveland
type, but of the kind that the boys in the
trenches wanted. It tickled the boys Im
mensely and made them all feel they were
Democrats of a superior type.
But, alas for Mr. Hill, who has posed
fifteen years as the originator of the
phrase, and alas for all the little local
orators who have been using it without
quotation marks or paying any royalty on
It for nearly the same length of time! It
turns out that the originator of the phrase
was Grover Cleveland himself. Mr. James
J. Neville, of Syracuse, N. Y., ha3 pub
lished a little book called "Famous Say
ings of Famous Americans," containing
brief extracts from the speeches or letters
of prominent men of both rarties. Including
"I am a Democrat," from Mr. Cleveland's
acceptance of the nomination for mayor of
Buffalo. Oct. 23, 1SS1. He also used it as
the opening sentence of "several paragraphs
of his letter of acceptance of the nomina
tion for Governor of New York in 1SS2.
Doth occasions were several years before
Mr. Hill used it. Mr. Cleveland did not
copyright the expression, but as the people
indorsed his Democracy by electing him
President after he had used it, and as they
have not put the stamp of their approval
on Mr. Hill's Democracy, It would seem no
more than right that he and his admirers
should stop using it or else give credit to
Its real author.
THE IllllTON-GIlOSVENOIt CON
TROVERSY. An Interesting controversy has sprung up
between Representatives Burton and Gros
venor, of Ohio. Mr. Burton is at the head
of the House committee which places the
items of the river and harbor bill so as to
Insure its passage. Mr. Burton seems to
magnify his position, but last year his bill
was talked to death In the Senate, to the
satisfaction of several senators, and, it is
said, the President. Mr. Burton, however,
has antagonized the Frye ship-subsidy bill,
which his townsman. Senator Hanna, has
espoused. As the head of the House com
mittee which rlaces river and harbor ap
propriations Mr. Burton has been to indis
creet as to stigmatize the Frye ship-subsidy
bill as a "grab." Now, whatever General
Grosvenor is or is not, he has a way of
freeing his mind with an opulence of vigor
ous speech. Being an advocate of the Frye
shlpvsubsldy blP, he felt called upon to re
tort. ln that retort he teemed to admit
tacitly that the subsidy bill Is a "grab" by
declaring that the river and harbor appro
priation bill i3 "the hugest grab of all."
There are good reasons to suspect that both
these gentlemen's observations contain a
large element of truth. The Frye subsidy
bill, as reported last year, had no merit in
the general opinion of this part of the
country; but a ship subsidy bill that would
give the trade of the Atlantic and gulf
port3 direct communication with South
American cities would be worth consider
ing. As for the river and harbor appropria
tion bill, the chief engineer of the army has
made estimates which aggregate about one
third of the amounts that are named
as to the total of Mr. Burton's bill. True,
no bill was passed by the last Congress
known as a river and harbor bill, but by
the provisions of previous river and harbor
bills $H,rr,413 was appropriated in 1SÜ3 to
carry out previous contracts in the sundry
civil appropriation bill; ;$,S1S,107 was simi
larly appropriated in 1900 and $16,2t,603 in
As a considerable amount will be nec
essary to comply with existing contracts
during the next fiscal year It seems
that a much les3 amount than $50,000,000
would be all that is needed, unless the
"Snake creeks" are to have an unusual
quantity of straightening.
The present Congress has not a' colored
member in cither house. With the excep
tion of two years from 1SS7 to 1SS9 this is
the first Congress in thirty years that has
not had colored men as members In one or
both branches. The only colored senators
were Hiram R. Revells, who was elected
from Mississippi in 1S70, and Blanche K.
Bruce, elected from the same State In 1S73.
The former was elected to fill a vacancy
and the latter served a full term. Quite a
number of colored men have served in the
lower branch of Congress, as many as
seven at one time. Among those from
Mississippi was Hon. John R. Lynch, who
was made temporary chairman of the Re
publican national convention at Chicago In
1SS4. Ho was nominated for this position
by Theodore Roosevelt, who said:
It is now, Mr. Chairman, less than a
quarter of a century since in this city the
great Republican party for the first time
organized for victory and nominated
Abraham. Lincoln, of Illinois, who broke
the fetters of the slave and rent them
asunder forever. It is a fitting thing for
us to choose to preside over .this conven
tion one of that race whose right to sit
within these walls is due to the blood and
the treasure so lavishly spent by the found
ers of the Republican party. And it is a
further indication of the principles for
which the Republican party so long strug
gled. I trust that the Hon. Mr. Lynch will
be elected temporary chairman.
Mr. Lynch is now a paymaster in the
regular army with the rank of captain.
Senator Bruce, mentioned above, was ap
pointed register of the treasury after he
left the Senate, and thousands of notes
bearing his" signature are still in circula
tion. If present conditions continue it will
be a long time before another colored man
will be elected to Congress from any South
ern State. The next colored representative
is likely to come from, some Northern
A Form u In.
"Your teacher says you would be the first boy
in the class if you attended to your studies."
"Ohl The teacher's got into the habit of say
ing that every once In a while about half a
Towue Scribbler tells me he worked hard anj
lost a great deal of sleep while he was writing
that novel cf his.
IJrowne Well, his less was my gain. I tried
to'read It last night. ,
A Serlons Case.
"My boy," said the rroud mother, "never uses
"Dear me!" returned the sympathetic neighbor,
"what seems to be the matter with him? Noth
ing serious, I hope."
How to Distinguish Them.
"I always somehow get mixed on Madison and
Monroe," she said. "I can remember about the
other Presidents very well, but those two are
always confused in my mind."
"Just remember that Madison had his Dolly
and Monroe his doctrine," ho answered, "and
It'll be easy enough."
To the Victors, Etc.
"I see you have a rlece or the football as a
memento of the Thanksgiving game, with the
date written on it," remarked Mr. Oldfashion.
"Piece of the football? Hardly!" exclaimed
Jack Halfback, witheringly. "That's Bob Rush
er's right ear. There wasn't enough left of the
ball at the end of the game to put in your eye!"
At the Pocks.
"Humph!" said Mrs. Henry Teck, "this paper
has a lot of alleged Jokes about women giving
their husbands cigars for Christmas presents. I
think that any woman who is fool enough to
give her husband a box of the vile things ought
to Why. where has Henry gone?"
But Henry was cut in the hall shaking hands
ABOUT PEOPLE AND THINGS.
Miss Marie Corclll, lecturing at Edin
burgh on' "Imagination," read an extract
from a book on the Egyptian pyramids
published, in 1G72, which described the use
of wire'.eks telegraphy by one Saurid, a
high priest of Memphis.
Rev. Edward Everett Hale, of Boston,
was asked by a newspaper to write an arti
cle on how he keeps at work despite his
age. He wrote the article and said it was
because he had religious faith, and the arti
cle was rejected. This rejection was the
subject of, his text recently.
Ex-Senator Peffer, of Kansas, has hit
upon a new scheme for getting money out
of Congress. He has prepared a topical
index of all the debates in Congress up to
101 and proposes to make the work com
plete to the present time. Now he wants
t sell the result of his labors.
Miss Abbie Downing, of Mattoon, 111.,
who Is to'.ally blind, has become an expert
telephone switchboard operator. She lo
cates a call on the board by the sound of
the "drop" or falling shutter, or if too busy
to hear the click she accurately reads the
condition of the board with her nimble
Miss Helen F. Jlears, formerly of Osh
kosh, Wis., will make the statue of the late
Miss iVluccs "Wlllard to be presented by
tho State of Illinois to Chicago. Miss
Mears wa,i a pupil of St. Gamlens and also
studied for several years In Paris. St.
Gaudens says of her work: "It is as strong
as a man's and has in addition a subtle,
Intangible quality exceedingly rare and
A cup of hot coffee is said to be an un
failing barometer If you allow a lump of
sugar to drop to the bottom of the cup and
watch the air bubbles rise without dis
turbing? the coffee. If the bubbles collect m
the middle- tho weather wiH be line; if they
adhere to the cup. forming a ring, it will
either rain or snow, and If the bubbles sep
arate without assuming any fixed position
changeable weather may be expected.
It will always remain to Cecil Rhodes's
credit that he was one of the few of whom
the late General Gordon made an intimate
and trusttd friend. "Chinese" Gordon
first met the African millionaire In Basuto
lan.l. and ".It is not generally known that he
was earnestly asked to become the gen
eral's private secretary and alter ego, a
position vhlch Mr. Rhodes, after much
FEDERATION OF LABOR
nATCII OF RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED
I1Y THE CONVENTION.
Exclusion of Chinese Advocated, but
Not Japanese or Other An In tics
TICKET SCALPING FAVORED
SOCIALISTS THOUGHT THE RAIL
WAYS SHOULD HE 'SKINNED.'
Universal Lnlel Proposition Defeated
Protest Against Employment of
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 10. The exclusion
of Chinese, Japanese and other Asiatics
from American territory, ticket scalping,
legislation and advisability of adopting a
universal label for union-made goods were
the principal Questions that claimed the
attention of the delegates at to-day's two
sessions of the American Federation of
Labor. The resolutions advocating the ex
clusion of the Chinese were adopted by
the convention with considerable hurrah,
but in the matter of excluding natives of
Japan and other Asiatic lands a snag was
struck, and this part of the Mongolian
agitation was killed so far as the present
convention Is concerned.
'The special committee having charge of
the exclusion matter was unanimous in
favorably reporting the Chinese section of
the resolution, but was divided in regard
to the Japanese. The Pacific coast dele
gates led the discussion on Chinese exclu
sion, but were divided when it came to ex
cluding other Orientals. The burden of the
remarks of those who opposed the Japan
ese resolution was that Chinese immigra
tion was the greater evil of the two, and
that to insist on some restrictive law to
prevent a Japanese invasion may endanger
the passage by Congress of the Chinese
The ticket-scalping debate was lively. The
delegates representing the railway teleg
raphers opened the tight against the reso
lution, making the point that such action
was beyond the jurisdiction of the Federa
tion. The printers were helped along in
their arguments for the adoption of the
resolution by several socialistic members
of the convention. A Socialist from Chi
cago said the railroads were "skinning the
people, and why not let the people skin the
railroads? It is a 'skin game all around."
When the viva voce vote was taken those
in favor of peimlttlng ticket scalping won
by an overwhelming majority.
The agitation for a universal label, which
has been carried on for a long time, was
again defeated. Those who favored the
idea fought valiantly, but the delegates
had made up their minds on the question
and crushed the proposition when it came
to a vote.
The convention disposed of much routine
business during the day. The important
question of trade autonomy will be sent
to a special committee which will be an
nounced to-morrow. The committee on res
olutions presented a voluminous report.
Among the resolutions was one asking all
unions to give the status of the jurisdiction
over which they claim to exercise author
ity. This brought up the question of auton
omy, and First Vice President Duncan
made the important announcement that he
will ask for the appointment of a special
committee to consider the whole question
of autonomy. This announcement had the
effect of killing the resolution, there beinf
no opposition to the motion to adopt the
recommendation of the committee.
Among the resolutions adopted by the
convention were these: To assist the Vir
ginia Federation of Labor in having the
voice of labor heard and its rights secured
in the remodeling of the Virginia Consti
tution; giving the right of suffrage to the
citizens of the District of Columbia; to
aid the Actors' Protective Union to organ
ize actors; asking Congress to pass a
marine law regulating the number of men
employed by the size of a vessel and set
ting a standard of skill; opposing the saie
or cession of irrigated lands to corporations
or speculators; protesting against the com
petition with other musicians of musicians
enlisted in the service of the United Statet3,
particularly the Marine Band; that musi
cians and skilled mechanics be included
in the alien contract labor law; asking
Congress to give the District of Columbia
fire department employes a twelve-hour
day and providing for the organization of
a state federation in Tennessee and other
Southern States to fight the convict labor
WRONGS OF THE POLES
ritlNCE RADZIWILL DISCUSSES IN
JUSTICE TO HIS PEOPLE.
Speech In the German Relchstan to
Which Count Yon Bnelovr, the
BERLIN, Dec. 10. An aged aristocrat.
Prince Ferdinand Radziwlll, in whose veins
llows the blood of the ancient kings of Po
land, spoke of the wrongs of his people in
the Reichstag to-day.
Prince Radziwlll is a cousin of Trlnce
Anton Radziwlll, an intimate friend of Em
peror William, and nephew to that beauti
ful princess who was loved by the first
Emperor, and who he would have married
had not reasons of state required his al
liance with one of the ruling houses of
The matter of the recent incidents at
Wreschcn (known as the school scandals)
was brought up by Prince Radziwlll in the
form of an interpellation. Count Von Hue
low, the Imperial chancellor, refused to dis
cuss the incidents referred to. He declared
that they pertained to the Prussian Diet
and that, therefore, he must refuse to dis-
cuss them in the Reichstag. He could say,
however, that the prestige of the empire
had not suffered in any way by the atti
tude of the Wresehen authorities, and the
relations with Austria and Russia were en
tirely unaffected. Both bowers most cor
rectly had. taken measures to prevent ex
cesses During Prince Radzlwill's speech his
enunciation was not always distinct, al
though he at times showed some passion.
"The Poles are moved to the elemental
depths of their nature," he said, "by the
altogether unnecessary action of the Prus
sian school authorities. They could not
believe the German people intended to treat
the Poles cruelly and unjustly. Neverthe
less, prizes are offered to those German
teachers who obtain the swiftest results in
teaching Polish children the German lan
guage. Teachers earning these cash
bonuses have used the scource and have
had recourse to brutalities that I believe
the imperial government should not ap
The speaker said he wanted to know
whether the chancellor of the empire fa
vored thes-i methods aimed at the destruc
Hon of one of the dearest possessions of
the Polish people, namely, the use of the
As Count Von Hue-low replied to Prince
Radziwlll he did not appear to his usual
advantage. At his best Von Buelow is
ennal nratorlcallv to Sr
j ,v -tialV;j V. W . V-J
Depew. His easy sentences, arranged for
their literary as well as for their political
effect, were not as happy to-day as Is
usually the case, and there was an entire
absence from his reply of those pleas
antries which put the house in a cheerful
humor. He declined to discuss the mat
ter in the imperial legislature, since the
question concerned Prussia, alone. As long
as he was in onice, the chancellor said, he
would protect the rights of the state
against imperial encroachment.
After referring to the entire correctness
of the attitudes of Russia and Austria re
irardinc the Warsaw and Lembertr Inci
dents he said: "I am astonished that the
nterpellator could suppose for a moment
hat foreign criticisms could Imr-ress us to
the slightest dearee. Forelcn sentiments
and demands cannot influence our domestic
policy or attitude in any way whatsoever.
As Germany's guiding statesman my only
standard of action is the welfare of the
state. My duty to Geririany shall bo to
administer my office in this sense and in
opposition to the danger which threatens
our policy from the Poles, and in order
that the German element in the east be
not submerged with the Catholic party,
which will take up the Polish cause.
"As the imperial chancellor and Prussian
premier," concluded Von Buelow, "I will
oppose all efforts to set back the course of
history and will see that the Germans in
the east do not fall beneath the Polish
wheels. It is the common policy of the
powers concerned to act on identical lines
against those agitating for the restoration
of the independence of Poland."
Count Von Buelow said also that the
views of the press in the United States,
t ranee, Great Britain and Holland unani
mously condemned the Weschen occurrence
and described the grit arid courage of the
Pcllh boys and girls, who stood in line
without weakening, awaiting their turns
to be whipped.
There was a great demand for seats in
the galleries during the debate. A big
crowd, including hundreds of Polish labor
ers, gathered outride the building of the
Reichstag while the debate was in prog
ress. A large number of policemen were
PERU WABASH HOSPITAL
AX INSTITUTION NOW PIIOMINENT IN
THE PUBLIC EYE.
Reply of Officials to Strictures of Act
ing Austrian Consul Schwegel' Be
havior Wabash Hospital System.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
PERU, Ind., Dec. 10. Hans Schwegel, of
Chicago, representing himself to be the
acting consul of Austria-Hungary at Chi
cago, has given out an interview In which
he makes a number of charges against
the Wabash Railroad Company and the
managment of the Wabash employes hos
pital at Teru. He makes' statements to the
effect that the Wabash has spirited away
tho Austrian victims of the wreck and will
not reveal their whereabouts to him; that
the Wabash is inducing the men to sign
away their rights to damages for a mere
song; that the road employed an inter
preter for the purpose of influencing the
victims, and that the officials of the Peru
hospital refused to allow him to converse
with the patients and treated him "like
After reading the interview which ap
peared in the Journal on Saturday, Super
intendent Gould said:
"There is absolutely nothing in the
charges. The man must have a pretty
vivid imagination to conjure up such stuff.
Signor Bresetti, who was here to represent
the. Italian consulate, expressed himself as
very much pleased with things as he found
them about the hospital."
Dr. E. H. Griswold, surgeon in charge
of the hospital, said:
"The whole thing Is a base fabrication.
The man Schwegel is trying to defend
himself against his own count .ymen. One
of the Austrians at the hospital threat
ened him and said he would send a re
port of his actions here back to Austria.
The Austrian would not have anything
to do with Mr. Schwegel and now he is
trying to defend himself by attacking the
"He came here at a time when we were
very busy looking after the wounded. Our
instructions are, when having as much
work as we can handle, to admit no vis
itors except those who are iiersonally in
terested in the Injured people. Mr.
Schwegel presented himself, a stranger,
to the house surgeon, Dr. Clem
ens, and he, of necessity, asked for some
identification and information as to
whether it was right to admit him. Dr.
Clemens Invited the man in and telephoned
to me. I replied that Mr. Schwegel could
see the Austrians and others if he desired.
At the same time it was impressed on
him that neither the Wabash Railroad
representatives nor any one else is per
mitted by the rules of the institution to
visit the hospital for the purpose of trans
acting business with the inmates while
they are under treatment. There is plenty
of time after their discharge from the hos
pital and their friends are notified in ample
"Mr. Schwegel saw the two Austrian
victims of the Seneca wreck and talked
with them. He said on leaving that he
had secured their promise to give him
power of attorney to settle their business.
He had the papers made out and took
them back to the Austrians to sign on
Sunday. They refused their signatures.
One of the reasons was that the papers
were written in English, which they could
not read nor understand. Some of the
Austrians of' the Cass wreck are still at
the hospital. They knew Mr. Schwegel's
actions when he came to the hospital after
that disaster last June, and they are the
ones who influenced the men from the Sen
eca wreck against Mr. Schwegel.
"When he says he wasn't permitted to
see and talk with his countrymen he says
what is absolutely untrue. He said he was
treated like a burglar. It might be said
that he acted like one, as he crawled in
the window after being told of the hospital
rules, instead of coming in at the door.
He should have been treated like a bur
glar." There are still half a dozen foreigners
and half a dozen Americans receiving
treatment at the hospital for injuries re
ceived In the Seneca wreck. The hospital
here Is the finest on the Wabash system,
and one of the best-equipped institutions
of its kind in the country. The building
was erected in 1SD6, and represents a cost
of over $35,000. It is located at the top of
the RIdgevlew hill, at the north end of
Broadway, the main business street, and is
only a few squares distant from the Union
Station. Arrangements are made for treat
ing all employes of the road, no matter
from what department, working east of the
Illinois state line. This includes the terri
tory from Chicago to Buffalo, from Tilton,
111., to Detroit, and from Peru to Toledo.
Besides the Wabash emploj'es. those of the
Indianapolis and Michigan City division of
the Lake Erie have the sama arrangements
to be admitted as patients.
The hospital sj-stem was introduced on
the Wabash in loS4, when the Missouri Pa
cific was in charge of the road. It was an
extension of the hospital system in opera
tion on the Missouri Pacific under the man
agement of Dr. J. W. Jackson. When Dr.
Jackson died, in 1S90, his place was taken
by Dr. Morehouse, the present chief sur
geon, living in Danville, 111. Hospitals are
maintained at Moberly, Mo., Springfield
and Peru, at each place being shops of the
company, and arrangements also are In
force for caring for patients at St. Mary's
Hospital, in St. Louis, and at Harper
Hospital, in Detroit. In addition there are
dispensaries at Toledo, Danville, Decatur
and Ashley. The three regular hospitals
are maintained by contributions from the
salaries of the employes, those earning
more than IM a month paying 50 cents a
month, and those less paying 25 cents a
month to insure them all medical and sur
gical attendance, whether victims cf acci
dent or Illness. The management la given
to the officials of the railway company, and
the board of trustees controlling affairs
now consists of President Hamsey, Solici
tor General Blodgett and Auditor Pryor.
The hospital in Peru was established in
lSs'i, and was at first in a frame huilding
in a different part of the city. The size
was doubletT while in the frame building.
but the business turned to the hospital kept
increasing until the present large and mod
ern structure was made necessary.
Dr. E. H. Griswold is the surgeon In
charge, Dr. G. E. Clemens Is the house sur
geon, and Peter Senger is the druggist.
Eight Sisters of St. Francis are employed
as nurses. They also are engaged at the
hospitals In Moberly and Springfield. The
building has a main portion of two and a
half stories, extending 125 feet, and with
one-story wings on each side it has a
breadth of 200 feet. It is built of fine buff
pressed brick, and has the finest of every
thing in construction, both in its interior
and exterior. It has a capacity of over
nrty patients, and the average under treat
ment is usually twenty-five.
Hewaril ftr a TiiKitlTC'i Arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 10.-I. W. Hell
man, president of the Farmers' and Mer
Chants' HanW nf T.ns Anwlp ha AJithnr
lzed the offering of a reward of for
tne arrest of Ii. J. Flelschman, the ah
scondlng cashier of the bank, and an addl
tlonal reward of $2,600 for the return of th
money taken by Flelschman, amounting.
CIVIL SERVICE RULES
IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS AP
PROVED n' THE PRESIDENT.
One Provides for Discontinuing the
I'ny of Persons Irregularly Ap
pointed to Places.
BATCH OF APPOINTMENTS
ALSO A LONG LIST OF CONFIIIMA
TIONS BY THE SENATE.
Notes of Interest Concerning Indian!-
nns Gift from Admiral Schley
to 31. A. Tengue.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. Tha President
to-day approved a number of important
amendments to Civil-service Rules 8 and
10 recommended by the Civil-service Com
mission some weeks ago, and subsequently
passed upon as to their legal aspect by
the attorney general. Probably the most
Important of them provides for discontin
uing the pay of persons found to have been
irregularly appointed. This was provided
for in the laws for tho Philippines and
state law of New York, but the federal
laws are held by the civil-service advo
cates to have been defective in this respect.
Briefly summarized, the amendments make
the following requirements:
Rule 2 That government officers and em
ployes shall give sworn testimony before
the commission when required to do so in
connection with its investigations.
Rule , Section 13 That where an appoint
ing officer declines to make regular ap
pointment from a register containing less
than three names, and Insists upon making
a temporary appointment, temporary ap
pointment shall be made from such regis
Rule 8, Section 16 That whenever the
commission shall find that any person, in
holding a position !n the civil service in
violation of the civil-service act and rules,
it shall, after notice to the person affected,
certify to the head of the proper depart
ment for Information of the violation, and
if such persons be not then dismissed with
in thirty days the commission shall give
notice of the facts to the proper disbursing
and auditing officers, who shall not then
permit to be paid to such person any sal
ary or wages accruing after the receipt of
such notice, provided that any question of
law which may thus be raised respecting
the power to appoint or employ may be
submitted by the President or head of de
partment to the attorney general for opin
ion. Rule 10, Section 2 That no person shall be
transferred from one classified position to
another unless such person actually served
for six months In the oflice in which he be
came classified, and In some position there
in which, at the time of the request for his
transfer, is within the competitive classi
MOIt B APPO I X TM E NTS.
Vnother Batch Sent to the Senate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. The President
has accepted the resignation of Mr. Frank
W. Häckett, assistant secretary of the
navy, to take effect next Monday. His
successor, Mr. Charles H. Darling, of Ver
mont, who is expected here in a few days,
will relieve him of his duties on that day.
In the correspondence that took place be
tween Secretary Long and Mr. Hackett,
made public to-day, the Htter explained
that he was compelled to ive up his of
fice and return to his law practice, and
Secretary Long expressed regret that this
was necessary. The President to-day sent
the following nominations to the Senate:
Charles 11. Darling, of Vermont, to be as
sistant secretary of the navy, vice Frank
W. Hackett, resigned; George Moulton, Jr.,
collector of customs for tho District of
Army Cavalry: IJeut. Col. William C.
Forbush to be colonel, Maj. M. B. Hughes
to be lieutenant colonel. Capt. George H.
Gale to be major. Artillery: Capt. John
I. Wisser to be major. Engineer corps:
Lieut. Col. Henry M. Adams to be member
of the Mississippi River Commission, First
Lieut. Robert P. Johns to be a member
of the California Debris Commission, Lieut.
Col. David B. Heap to be a member of the
California Debris Commission.
The President also sent to the Senate the
recess appointments of Col. Henry M.
Robert to be chief of engineers (since re
tired), Col. John Barlow to be chief of en
gineers (since retired) and Col. Georg S.
Gillespie to be chief of engineers.
The Senate to-day confirmed these nomi
nations: William H. Hunt, Montana, to be Gov
ernor, and Charles Hartzell, Colorado, sec
retary of Porto Rico.
William A. Rodenberg, Illinois, to be a
Francis B. Loomis. Ohio, minister to Por
tugal; Lloyd C. Griscom, Pennsylvania,
minister to Tersla; Herbert W. Bowen,
New York, minister to Venezeuela.
To be Secretaries of Foreign legations
John W. Riddle, Minnesota, at St. Peters
burg: Spencer b. fc.ddy, Illinois, at Con
stantinople; Chandler Hale, Maine, Vienna.
Austria; John W. Garrett, Maryland, at
The Hague; Gordon Paddock. New York,
at Seoul. Korea: John Muir. New York, at
Stockholm, Sweden; James G. Bailey, Ken
tucky, at Guatemala and Jlonduras; Arthur
B. Blanchard, Louisiana (second secre
tary), at Paris; William C. Eustis, District
of Columbia (third secretary), at London:
R. S R. Hitt, Illinois (third secretary), at
Pari. Charles m. uicKinson, New York,
agent at Sofia, uuigana.
To be Consuls Samuel Smith, New Jer
sey, at Moscow; Richmond Fearson. North
Carolina, at Genoa; George O. Cornelius,
Pennsylvania, at St. Johns, N. F.; Jesse H.
Johnson. Texas, at Santos, Rrazil.
Frederick I. Allen, Auburn, N. Y., com
missioner of patents; Edward B. Moore,
Grand Rapids, Mich., assistant commis
sioner of patents; Seldon Connor, pension
agent at Augusta, Me.; Washington Haver
stick. of Wisconsin. federal Inspector
Treasury Department; John w. Cable,
naval oiftcer of customs at Baltimore. Md.:
James A. Coye. surveyor of customs at
Grand Rapids, Mich.
To be Collectors of Customs George V.
Allen, Key West, Fla.; Frank L. Doan, of
Ohio, district of Arizona; tieorge w. Cobb,
district of AiDcmarie. r. u.
Herbert II. D. Pierce, Massachusetts.
third assistant secretary of state. Also a
large number of naval and revenue cutter
ADMIRAL SCHLEY GRATEFUL.
Presents M. A. Tensrue -with a SilTer
Service Mr. Cromer Coming; Home.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. Merrill A.
Teague, formerly of Muncle, but now of
Baltimore, who rendered great service to
Admiral Schley in the recent court of in
quiry as one of the counsel for the appli
cant and declined any emolument, received
a substantial and beautiful token of the
admiral's gratitude and friendship yester
day in the form of a magnificent silver
service. The service consists of five pieces
a coffee urn about fourteen inches in
height, a teaoot, sugar bowl, cream Jug
and cnance-snaped spoonholder. Around
the base of each is chased in Any char
acters: "To. M. A. Teague. as a grateful
remembrance, from his friend, W. S.
G. S. Garber, of Madison, who was sec
ond lieutenant in the volunteer army dur
Ing the Spanish war, is in Washington at
tempting to secure appointment as lieuten
ant in the regular army.
Representative H. C. Smith, of Michigan.
has introduced a bill to make Sunday of
each year preceding r eb. 15 Maine Memor
Representative Hemenway has been
named on three subcommittees of appro
priation committee sundry civil, leglsla
tlve and fortifications.
Representative Cromer to-day obtained
leave of absence until after the holidays
and left for Muncie to-night to look after
his candidacy for renomlnatlon.
The controller of the currency to-day an
proved the Indiana National P.ank. of In
dianapolis, as a rest rve agent for the Fittt
National Bank, of Dana, Bid.
W. E. CHAMILER COMPLAINS.
SpnniMli C'Inlm Com ml Ion Iln Not
Sufficient LcKnl Counsel.
WASHINGTON. D c. 10. A report from
the Spanith claims commission, showing
the progress made, was presented to the
Senate to-day. It Included a memorandum
from the chairman of the commission, W.
E. Chandler, In which he makes complaint
of the inadequate provision for the protec
tion or the interests or tne government m
the investigation of these claims. Mr.
Chandler gives the number of claims as 4.L
the aggregate amount asl.ed being J m.ir,.
S7S. There arc all told 127 attorneys en
gaged in their prosecution, and sme of
them have been preparing their cases sinco
sr.". For the defense there is one asslft-
ant attorney general, with two or three spe
cial assistants, "but." pays air. cnanaier,
"they have been without any funds with
which to mako special preliminary investi
gations, absolutely necessary prior to filing
demurrers or answers ana proceeding to
meet, in the taking of testimony ana in tne
nrtruslnir and puhmittlne of cases to ths
commission, the fully-informed. well.
eoulmed and formidable corps 01 x coun
sel employed by the claimants."
Patents Granted Indlnnlans.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10. Indiana Inven
tors were granted patents to-day as fol
lows: Calvin F. Darnell and J. F. Duncan.
Indianapolis, rubber-tire setting machine;
John E". Everett, Indianapolis, electrical
apparatus; Edwin Finn. Elkhart. InL. scal
bearing; John T. and II. F. Glarler, Indian
apolis, hosa and standplpe nozzle; David
W. Horton, Petersburg, self-featherine
paddle wheel; Louis C. Howe, Indianapo
lis, chain link; Philip II. KUle, Indianapo-
is. safety hitching snap; uwignt u. seioy.
Lanorte. subsoil attachment for plows;
John W. Stake, Indianapolis, spring top
door; Van Burton Willits, deceased. M. P.
Willlts executrix, Indianapolis, oro con
Receipts of Cltr rostofllces.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. The statemOr.t
of gross postal receipts at the fifty largest
postoffices in the United Stat..: for Novem
ber, compared with November of last year.
shows a net increase or jWJi. or over 11
per cent, as a whole. All but six of the of
fices show Increased receipts, the largest of
the exceptions lMng a decrease or -i per
cent, at Jersey City, N. J. Following are
the percentages of increase at all offices
whose gross receipts exceeded J10",i: New
York. 16; Chicago, S; Philadelphia. 17; Bos
ton. 6: St. Louis. 13; Cincinnati. U; Brook
lyn, S; San Francisco. 12; Pittsburg. 22. Bal
timore decreased j per tent.
DentU Mask of the Lute President.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. E. L. A.
rausch, the Buffalo sculptor, brought to
the White House to-diy the death mask of
the late I'resident McKinley, which was
taken almost immediately after his d'mlse.
The mask has not yet been shown to the
public. It is said it will be donated to
the government and deposited in the Smith
sonian Institute. It i said that it is a
remarkably faithful likeness or tne late
Interest to He Anticipated.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. The treasury
officials have decided to anticipate the in
terest due on Jan. 1, and on Saturday
United States Treasurer. Roberts will mail
checks covering interest amounting to
J4,CCT).7l2. Of this amount 12.22U.703 i on
the 2 per cent, consols of lid), and $2.4C,020
on the 4 per cent, funded loan of 11W7.
The IHneklinrns Licensed to Wed.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10. A marriage li
cense was issued to-day to Senator J. C. S.
Blackburn, of Kentucky, and Mrs. Mary E.
Blackburn, of this city.
National Capital Notes.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. Secretary Gag
to-day stated that, by direction of tho Pres
ident, he had requested the resignation of
W'ilbur F. Wakeman, the appraiser at the
port of New York. Mr. Wakeman has not
yet replied to the secretary's communica
ThP erecrpfnrv of tho trfasurv tO-dar Sent
to the House a list of deficiency appropria
tions or several Drancnes oi me b""
ment service aggregating Jl.tA"?.
The Hon. Arthur Belkes, at present sec
retary to the British legation at Brussels,
has been appointed first secretary to the
Hritlsh rmhassv at Washington. tO SUCCeed
Mr. Gerard Lowther, the new British min
ister to Chile.
Lady Pauncefote and the Hon. Sybil
Pauncefote, who have been in England dur
ing the past summer, arrived at the em
Counsel for Admiral Sampson and his
men in the Santiago prize money case to-
Art' filed In the District Court of Anneals X
motion for dismissal of the government's
appeal from the decision by tho District Su
preme Court in tne case, l ne motion al
leges lack of Jurisdiction. Decision was re-
Mr Ttoocpvelt eavp a box nartv at the
Columbia Theater to-night, where the Pres
ident, General s. B. M. loung, jonn rroc
tor. United States civil-service commission
er, with Mrs. Wolrott. of Colorado, a
guest at the White House, and Mrs. Joseph
Hobson witnessed the performance of "The
Chaperones," a new musical comedy.
NO POLITICS IN OKLAHOMA.
What the President Is Said to Have
Told Governor Ferguson.
GUTHRIE, O. T., Dec. 10. Although de
clining to make any address on assuming
the office of Governor yesterday. Governor
Ferguson gave out the following: "The
dispatches from Washington were true to
the effect that a policy has been outlined
by the President and secretary as to the
administration of affairs from the Gov
ernors office. This plan, however, is not
to be made public at this time. It Is along
business lines entirely and has naught to
do with politics unless it should come to a
place where business and politics might
collide. I'resident Roosev lt told me," con
tinued the Governor, "that my apiointmrnt
came wholly without political entangle
ment; that 1 was responsible to no man In
the Territory for my appointment; that It
was made at the persoii.il request of the
secretary and that he expected me to keep
my administration free from political en
tanglements. " 'Will you do it?' asked the President.
"I was about to say 'I will try.' but when
I looked at him I did say Ye, sir.'
"'All right then,' nsj'mded the Presi
dent, 'and if you don't yu: will go like your
predecessor. If my brother war holding
office under me 1 would make the Kama
demands, and if ho did not do right the it
suits would b Just as st-Vere.' "
The first official act of Governor Fergu
son was the granting of a requisition on
the Governor of Texas for the return of
the outlaw Sol Temple to Pond Creek. O. T.
He is under arrest at Dallas. Temple has
escaped four times from the Pond Creek
Jail and has l-en return'd on requisitions
from Texas, Missouri and Kansas.
SOLD THEM AS SLAVES.
Neuro Alleged to Hnve Made a Bust-
nes of KldnapInK Negroes.
NEW DECATUR, Ala., Dec. 10-Bca
Millam. colored, an ex-slave, of Lawrence
county, is under urrest charged with an
unusual crime. It is alleged that Millam
has for some time been engs..-ed In kid
naping negroes and selling them as slaves
to the white manager of a Tennessee river
island plantation some miles Iwlow le
catur. It is said Milla.n would induce
negroes to acromjuny him to the iland
with the promise of securing- positions for
them on the plantation a good wages and
that when they reached there ho would
sell them in bondage, and. bing confined
within the stockade, escape was Impossible
and their relatives could never ascertain
It is said a young negro who recently
escape-d from the island told the story and
caused the arrest of Ben Millam. lie re
ports that a kidnaped negTo has been con
fined on this Uland as a slave tor seven
Hunk Burglars Secure .2.900.
PECKHAM. O. T.. Dec. 10 The Citizens
State Hank of this place was bown open
on Monday morning. The burglars worked
the combination of tha vault and used
nitroglycerin on the isafe, pecurltK
is saia. to nw.uw.