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Indianapolis. June SO.— The Indiana Republicans
are preparing for one of the most energetic cam
paigns that have ever marked the history of the
party and. though the formal opening of the cam
paign will hardly take place before September.
the steps already la progress foreshadow a work
of organization that has no precedent in Indiana.
The party leaders have returned from the Na
tional Convention feeling that no mistake has been
made either In the nominations or In the plat
fcrm. and everywhere Republicans are congratu
lating each other upon the auspicious outlook and
the strong probability that party interest will be
■Mans and effort Increased as the campaign
progresses. It is said by those who have watched
the trend of polities in Indiana for years that the
enthusiasm which la manifested by the rank and
file of the party throughout the State is particular
ly encouraging now because it Is an exception to
find such a condition following the renomlnation
of a Presidential candidate.
The leaders ray that it is always easy to find
enthusiasm when a candidate Is nominated for the
first ttate. hut heretofore artificial means had to
be Invoked to generate such qualities when a re
romin.ition an ■ made. They point to the renoml
nation of Cleveland in UM and of Harrison In
3SS- as instances In which the result of the cam
paign r.-n-; foreshadowed by the want of interest
thai members of the respective parties manifested,
and asrert that the sentiment which has followed
»h» wfeetiaa of President McKinley for a s?C3nd
term '.* In such sharp contrast with that of Demo
fl; - in IS&S and of Republicans in IS?2 that it
must he sgeepfd as the evidence of general satis
faction a;id a determination to continue Republi
can* In power another four years. Of course, the
main reason that they assign for such a condi
tion Is th» general prosperity of the country, which
i« ev!d«r;ccd by lack of i: Pre on the part of the
laboring Pl&ssea and by activity in all branches of
anatacaa with ■ consequent easy money market,
■nd • while this m the chiefest and most potent
they point to the general confidence in the con
tinuance of such conditions as certain to have a
far resetting effect in the campaign.
JM»t promise!: to be a unique feature of the
campaign was suggested by the nomination or
Governor Roosevelt for second place, and the sug
gestion is now betag carried out. This will bring
(into the campaign a new kind of organization.
Heretofore the role has been to organize cam-
Pfllgn clubs, but each of these was Independent of
the other, and th» whole number could be brought
together In any given locality or for any given
purpose naljr by great effort. The plan of organi
sation BOW proposed and which is already being
carried Inta execution it to form a regiment of
"Rough Riders" in every county in the State,
'j r.e regiment will be composed of companies, and
The number of companies will correspond to the
number of townships In the county. Thus, for in
stance, In a county having ten townships there
will be ten companies In th* regiment, and each of
these companies will be as large as it is possible
for it to be made. It is more than probable that
each company would be composed of from 150 to 200
voters, and the plan of organization would bring
£ron l.ron to 2,050 voters in the county Into a cor.i
pact political organization, every man of whom
would be under an obligation to do all he could
for the party.
Instead of electing a president, as in club organi
sation, a co;onei of the regiment will be selected,
and there will be * lieutenant-colonel and regiment
ir.: locs. Each company will be officered as It is
In an army, having a «a,w«,ln. first, second and
third lieutenants and corporals. It is also pro
posed to adopt roles similar to those which govern
In an army, and the regiment, with its full comple
ment of companies, will be expected to- appear at
ell county rallies and swell the pageant that is
usual on such occasions. As the "Rough Riders"
•will a;! be mounted, and. in many instances, uni
formed, the spectacle will be an Imposing one. and
one. too. that will add materially to party enthu
siasm When Governor Roosevelt visits Indi
ana it is expected to welcome him in every county
■with a regiment which bean the name of the
famous body he comm"an"ded in the war with
Spain. The party managers believe that this
method of organization will appeal to thousands
•who might not be attracted by the older and
necessarily less popular campaign club.
Chairman Heraly of the Republican State Central
Committee Is arranging to have some of the best
speakers of the country In this State during the
campaign, and arsons* them will be several United
Senators and a number of Congressmen. He has
already E cured pledges from several, and when the
speaking campaign opens in September he expects
to have rallies in every county, and some prom
inent man of the party will deliver the principal
epeech. Charles W. Fairbanks. Indiana's senior
Senator, has already Indicated that the party will
make the money question prominent in the cam
paign, and while the Democratic speakers and
papers will attempt to give the free silver Issue a
wide berth, it Is Intended to keep the subject be
fore the people, largely by discussing and explain
ing the gold standard measure which has been
given to the people. Senator Fairbanks declared,
when asked what would be th*» issues, that the
money question would be the most prominent, and
he clearly indicated that the Republicans did not
ir*«PT. to let the Democrats get away from It
One of the most significant features of the pres
■ MM situation is the great indifference, compared
. with Pour years ago. which marks the approaching
meeting of the Gold Democratic National Com
mittee, which has been called to assemble In this
cltj- on July 25. Four years ago Interest was on
tiptoe, and Republicans and Democrats alike were
watching every movement of the Gold Democrats
with eajrle eyes. The local leaders of the two
. parties now express indifference as to what the
gold meg do, and are apparently taking no thought
of them. It Is said that there has been a radical
change In Indiana. In the last four years in respect
tj the gold movement, and that if it were deter
mined to put National candidates in the field it
. would prove an uphill task 'o find men of prom
inence here to act as electors. The reason is said
- to be that the most prominent Gold Democrats in
. the State have either become Republican? or re
turned to the old party fold, and that, with the
exception of » few men who have announced that
they are too pure for affiliation with either party,
denouncing "McKlnleylsm" and "Bryanism" in the
same breath, nobody car** anything about a third
ticket. The Republicans are wining to fight the
battle of 1900, they say. without a third ticket In
' the field, and believe that they will hold the lion's
chare cf ih<» man who left the Democratic party
four years ago. especially as the Kansas City Con
vention will reaffirm the Chicago pronouncement
end thus place free silver in the van of the party's
Local interest has centred recently on what, part
former President Harrison would take in the com-
Irq campaign, but so far there has been no expres
. sion from him on the subject. Some of those who
are close to him personally and politically say
That he will make -• me speeches in Indiana, and
• possibly in some other States, but this assertion
does not appear to have boon made upon anything
that Mr. Harrison himself has said. It Is known
that the former President is an admirer of Presi
dent McKinley, and that he Is Impressed by t!i<;
• contrast between condition* under Democratic anil
- Republican rule, and it Is said that he will regard
It .- .> a patriotic duty, regardless of any political
tlas that he might have, to contribute to the cam
paign by sr^-king as he did four years ago. He is
In hearty accord with th.- present management of
the cansyalgji. and this Is given as another reason
why be will d-.n Mlops participate in the discussion
' of the questlcr.s .at Issue between the two parties.
Washington, June -The War Department has
received from General Mac Arthur the records of
two courts martial, In the case of Captain George
McConnt-11, 46ih Voiun'ftr Infantry, who was ac
quitted by a court on a charge of permitting his
men to loot private property and, of accepting a.
ttolcn whip from an enlletrd man. General Mac-
Arthur disapproved the findings, holding that the
officer was at least guilty of forgetfulnaes or Indlf-
Jerence in permitting his men to enter th»» town
without warning them to refrain from looting.
The officer, however, was released from nrrest.
In the second case, against Captain I H. Barker,
of the came regiment, who was sentenced by the
court to be reprimanded for a similar offence. Gen
oral Mac Arthur aieo disapproved the Rent- as
being Irregular and unauthorized, and released the
officer from arrest.
Otwego. V. V.. June 30.— The body of Charles L.
An;es. who vros lent from a yscht last Sunday, was
found on the beach near here to-day.
Asbury Park. June 30 (Special).— Sizzling weather,
the Ideal summer resort kind, has prevailed this
week, and the rush of city folk shoreward, begun
Monday, terminated to-night In a crush» every In
coming train from New-York nnd Philadelphia
being run In, two sections, with every coach crowded
to the platforms with tourists, the majority of
whom will remain here until after the Fourth. Tho
Boardwalk, the Ocean-aye. amusement resorts and
the hotel lobbies and ballrooms give evidence to
night of the Increased population, for these placrs
are teeming with happy sightseers and pleasure
Independence Day will be appropriately cele
brated, the city having contributed money for
fireworks and appointed a committee to arrange a
programme. The public ceremonies will be held
on the Boardwalk in the morning, and will consist
of a concert, singing by the school children and
the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The fireworks will be burned in the evening on
the fishing pier.
"Founder" Bradley, the owner of the Boardwalk
and pavilions, Is persona non grata with the young
folk, and there Is some talk of holding an Indigna
tion meeting to condemn Mr. B. for furnishing
the beach policemen with pocket flash electric
lights. These lamps are to be used by Mr. Brad
ley's bluecoats In the dark corners of the fishing
pier and the pavilions, where lovers are wont to
congregate and "spoon" while listening to the- music
of the waves. The policemen used their new flash
ers for the first time this week, and several "kiss-
Ing bees" were broken up without ceremony. The
lovesick youths and maidens now hie themselves
over to Ocean Grove, where the police do not carry
flambeaus, and enjoy their t*te-ft.-tetes unmolested.
Dozens of monster striped bass have been caught
at Deal Lake flume this week by local and visit
ing anglers. The heaviest bass, captured by an
hour's hard work by George Savage, weighed
forty-eight pounds. The fish has been on exhibition
during the week at the fishing pier. Several bass
weighing twenty pounds have been hooked recently
near the spot where Mr. Savage landed his record
George F. Wilbur announced this week that he
would manage the baby parade again this year.
This will take place the second week In August.
Last year there were over six hundred babies and
children In the parade, which took place on the
Boardwalk in the presence of thirty thousand de
lighted spectators. Prizes will be offered, as usual.
for original decorations of coaches and floats, and
for the youngest and heaviest babies.
"Professor" James T. Taylor, the noted sana
sculptor, has been engaged by Mr. Bradley to
give exhibitions of his skill In moulding figures of
sand, and thousands gather about the artist's open
air studio, on the beach, every evening, and watch
him produce busts of noted men and women from
moist beach sand. Mr. Bradley wants to arrange
a sand modelling contest, to be held here in
August, and offers to back Taylor against all
Ocean Grove's religious season was opened last
Sunday, when Bishop E. J. Andrews, of th» Meth
odist Episcopal Church, preached the first sermon
of the present summer In the monster Auditorium.
There were seven thousand worshippers present,
an indication that the popular Methodist retreat is
fast Riling up with summer visitors. The next
meeting scheduled is for Independence Day. when
an oration will be delivered in the Auditorium by
Judge Wilbur A. Heisley, of Long Branch.
The officials of Ocean Grove are delighted over
the decision reached by the railroad companies not
to grant the request of the Asbury Park Common
Council to stop trains at the North Asbury Park
station on Sunday. The camp meeting officials
worked hard to prevent the granting of the re
quest, and at a meeting of the local ministers this
week a committee was appointed to draw up reso
lutions thanking the railroad officials for putting
a quietus on Afbury Park's attempt to destroy the
sanctity of the Sabbath In this vicinity. "Founder
Bradley who is a member of Asbury Park s com
mon Council, took the initiative in the attempt
to secure Sunday trains for North Asbury Park.
He Is net through with the matter, and at the last
meeting of the Council declared vehemently that If
Ocean Grove persists In oppoMng Sunday trains
for North Asbury Park. he. for one. would favor
demanding that all Sunday trains stop next year
at the main depot in Asbury Park.
The most prominent visitors this week include
Frank Croker. cf New-York City; ex-Mayor Edwin
Stuart of Philadelphia; Mayor Jpmes A. Seymour
of Newark: Assemblyman TSlias Meeker, of Eliza
beth: ex-Assemblyman Wood McKee. of Paterson:
President G. W. Andrews of the St. Louis and
Southern Railroad; Colonel Ira M. Morley of New-
York: Bishop E. J. Andrews, of New-Tork; Bishop
James. N. FitzGerald. of St. Louis; Vice-president
C H Warren of the Central Railroad -of New-.
Jersey; ex-Congressman C. D. Haines. of New-
York; Colonel C. O. Green, of California: \ ice-
President M. C. Kennedy of the Cumberland \ al
ley Railroad, and Patrick Henry, of Arkansas
Richfield Springs. N. V.. June 80 (Special).— The
week has been a delightful one at Richfield. With
Just rain enough to lav the dust in the coaching
roads and brighten the green at the Waiontha
golf link?, and with a fair blue sky and plenty of
refreshing breezes, for which Richfield is noted,
the golfing course has proved to be the Mecca of
the outdoor contingent, whose number is by no
means small. Early in the week the greens keeper,
Albert House, removed a flock of sheep that had
been exercising self-working lawn mowers over
the course. The Ot?epo Club is in Albany this
week, where the Central New-York Golf League
holds' an early summer tourney. Henry L. Ward
well. of New- York, who is spending th« summer
at his country place. Pinehurst. Is president of the
Otsego Club.
The- first of the weekly gathering? and teas at
the Waiontha Club house is scheduled for July 4.
Through the. courtesy of Eugene M. Earle A Son
the Earlington orchestra will be present at many
of these affair- and enliven the programme with
«trine music Last season the brilliant reception
was in honor of Rear-Admiral McNair, of Balti
more- • this time General Robert O'Meagher i? to
be honored at 'he club the second week of July.
The cottage colony la now receiving the last ad
ditions Mrs. John Townsend, of New- York; Mrs.
n Cole and E. P. Field took up their residence at
th« McCredy cottage, on the Springfield Road,
Tuesday. One of the recent arrivals is the family
of John Pier Munn. of Orange, N. .T. Mrs. Alfred
Corning Clark, of New-York, la entertaining at
Fernleigh. near Otsepo Lake. William Constable
\a at Glimmerglean : Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mer
cer Pell, at Brookside Hall, and William K. Bax
ter. Mr?, and Miss Baxter, who a year ago occu
pied Saints' Rest, in Reservoir Square, are to
spend •' summer at the Earlington.
Richfield received two noted visitors this after
noon. Mrs|Ulysses S. Grant joined her daughter,
Mrs. Sartdfis. at the Earlington, where Mrs.
George W. Childs. of Philadelphia, is to sumrafr
with a party of friends.
Many of the families coming up this season have
brought their horses and traps, and it looks as
though Richfield could easily arrange a mid-July
horse show. Now that polo is leiding, the matter
would appeal to the guests and cottagers main
taining private stables. The Westcott, Robert Ed
win Bonner. Craln, Towneend. McOormlek, Spald-
Ing, Wardwell and Tailer families have many
equipages. W. P. Earle has a coach and four.
Major X L. Brand an English brake, and Mr.
Wardwell. i.e.- Taller, the. younger Spaldlng and
Colonel W. A. Aubrey each tools a four-in-hand.
A special car from Morris, N. V brought Dr.
Lev/is itherfurd Morris and Mrs. Morris, the
daughter of Senator W. A. Clark, of Montana,
to Richfield. The party Included Mrs. E. Hart
man, Miss i'oitifroy. Frederic F. Culver and H. H.
Shepherd, of New-York, who were the guests of
the "bridal party at the Earlington.
Musically, Richfield will endeavor to outdo by
gone suceefpen and win new laurels this season in
parlor and veranda entertainments Julius yon
Theodorowitz. of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Is the first violinist of the Eariington orchestra.
Mrs. QrenvMle Bnelllnir Mme. Alexandra, Miss
Biancha Holly. Mme. Marlon Van Duyn, Mrs.
Paulino Clark. Miss Mairdalena Perry. Mrs. Eva
Gardner Coleman. E. Ellsworth Giles. George
Firming and Robert Hoses Jr.. are among the
New-York Binders who are to aid in the concerts.
Miss Marion Short will give readings.
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Kag»rstown, Md . June 30 (Special).— Charles W.
Adams, Deputy Internal Revenue Collector for the
Western District of Maryland, has be?n appointed
superintendent of Antietam battlefield, and has sent
in his resignation as Collector, to take effect July 1.
The appointment was made by Senator McComas.
the appointee being the Senator's right hand man
In Washington County politics. Mr. Adams was
formerly doorkeeper of the House of Representa
tives and was appointed to th* Internal revenue
service two years ago.
Washington. June 20.— Assistant Secretary Spauld
lng has Issued a circular calling a conference of
United States local appraisers on the fourth. Tues
day in September, 1900, at the I'nited States Ap
praiser's office In New-York.
Kansas City. Mo June 30.— The Republicans of
the Vth District have nominated W. B. C. Brown,
of this city, for Congress. The nomine* was a
Gold Democrat and left the Democratic party In
Terra Alta, W Va . June iO.~ The 111 District
Republican Congress Convention has renomlnated
A- O. Dayton on the flret ballot. N C Kelm, of
Elklns. was nominated for Presidential Elect- r.
Chicago. June 30 (Special)— Beginning on July
1 the State of Illinois will put In force one of the
best as well as one of the most stringent pure
food laws In operation within the limits of the
T'nlted States. Despite Ita sweeping provisions.
It will go Into force with but little friction and
apparently with the active co-operation of a
large majority of the manufacturers and the
wholesale and retail distributers. That the pub
lic, which knows comparatively little of the de
tails, will also be pleased seems a foregone con
clusion. A suite of rooms on the sixteenth floor
of the Manhattan Building contains the offices
of the State Food Commissioner, Alfred H.
Jones, and his assistants, J. H. Monrad and E.
N. Eastman. The latter Is the State Analylst, to
whom is submitted everything In the food line
which Is sold for what It Is not or contains
something not designed for the human stomach.
Mr. Monrad Is the expert in dairy products pro
vided for In the act establishing the Commission.
Among the chief reasons for the lack of im
portant opposition to the new and stringent
measure Is that due notice has been given to all
classes of the trade, so that there has been no
real necessity for material losses on the part of
any Individual or corporation. The act was
approved on April 24. 1890, and all departments
of the manufacture and distribution of anything
In the food line have had ample time to prepare
themselves for the new conditions. It has also
been understood from the first that no evasions
would be tolerated and that the law would be
enforced Impartially. One of the chief features
of the law Is that putting the responsibility en
tirely on the retail dealer, who comes directly
in contact with the consumer. While this may
seem hard at first glance, all of the retail deal
ers who have been seen regarding it express
themselves as satisfied with It, and assert their
ability to protect themselves by buying of rep
utable and responsible dealers alone, thus put
ting the cheap and dishonest manufacturer in
the position where he must "play square" or go
out of business. This also heads off the compe
tition of the dishonest dealer from outside the
State, who is, of course, out of reach of the
Illinois laws.
An Immense amount of work has already been
done by the Commission in analyzing samples
of the various foodstuffs on the market. These
examinations have not been made for the pur
pose of beginning prosecutions, but are for the
Information of the trade and the public, as well
as for the information of the Commission itself
Over one hundred samples of vinegar, nearly as
many Items In tomato catsup, baking po\vder3.
flavoring extracts and countless other items havp
gon» through one or another of the many me
chanical devices at the disposal of Mr. Eastman.
Mr. Eastman has ready for distribution to
tho trade and the public his first report
regarding the Investigations made. In the
first bulletin no names will be mentioned,
but as much Information as possible for the
future guidance of the manufacturer and dealer
will be Included. Thereafter tho bulletin vill be
issued monthly, and will contain reports with all
the details of those who are attempting the sale
of impure or counterfeit products. This feature
alnne would kill the undrp'rabl^ product for
commercial purposes, but the prosecutions which
will promptly follow would be pushed so vlror
ously that no room for further violations would
be left.
In the adoption of the new law with Its pro
visions for Enforcement the State has the benefit
of the pur? food laws passed previously in ad
jacent States, and also the co-operation of the
manufacturers and dealers who have been
forced to adjust their trade in those State 3to
the laws as they were enacted. Further than
this, it hac- on its force seme of the men who
have made the laws of other States effective
and to whom the work Is therefore not new.
These have shown the trade that the cheap and
adulterated articles yield little profit and less
satisfaction to those engaged in making and
distributing them. All these are Important
points, as it would be hard to name a food
product which is not manufactured in Illinois
and mainly in th* city of Chicago. Italian and
French macaronis are made on the North Side.
pure Italian olive oil is turned out of the stock
yards, and articles of similar hold front are
made in obscure corners in every section of the
One of the effects of the law has been to boom
the business of the amateur analytical chemist.
Every department store In the city which handles
any quantity of groceries, etc.," and nearly al!
of them do, now has a man who can tell whether
imported olive oil contains the cottonseed oil or
peanut oil designed to make it more accessible
to the common herd, or whether it is really
v.-orth its full price.
Considerable jockeying is shown on the part
of the various baking powder manufacturers.
Those making th« pure cream of tartar powders
have asked that the Board approve small and
obscure label? on their cans, while the alum
powder manufacturers have objected to printing;
the Ingredients on the labels. In the latter case
the Commission Is Inclined to think that the
alum baking powder men are shortsighted, as
the fact that the Commission puts its stamp of
approval on the alum powders as a healthfu*
article of dW is expected, in time to educate the
public to the point where It will be able to sec
that the claims of the other baking powder
manufacturers are exaggerations.
One of the practices of manufacturers which
is quite common Is that of selling their first
quality of any article under their own name
and their second ami third qualities under a ficti
tious or factory firm name. John Johnson, who
puts his name on the best quality, cannot sell
th» second or third best under the name of the
Metropolitan or some other equally high sound-
Ing but Indefinite name. The Commission will
insist that it can be able at all times to locate
the manufacturer of the article offered for sale
to the public, and also that the manufacturer
shall not shield his poor goods behind a ficti
tious firm name.
Though the Pure Food law has been before
the public at more or less frequent periods since
its passage in the spring of 1800, the Commis
sion is nevertheless in daily receipt of from
fifty to sixty letters asking for details. The
greater part of these inquiries are from the
small dealers who are anxious to dispose of
stock on hand before the law becomes effective.
In most of these instances the small dealer can
secure new label? from the dealer or manu
facturer of the goods, or can return them and
receive the same quantity of similar goods prop
erly labelled. One of the chief impositions on
the public is in the misleading and deceptive
labels. "Pure vanilla" extract becomes "-'X
tract of vanilla and tonka" when the new law la
applied to the label. None of the Ingredients
are unhealthful. but they are nevertheless not
what the buyer pays for.
Careful examination of all samples availably
is being made for preservatives that, In repeat
ed doses, would prove injurious. Those articles
containing preservatives in small and non-in
jurious quantities are not classed as within the
penalty provisions of the law.
The busy New-Yorker, with his wife and fnm.ly,
on the glorious Fourth usually plans n little outing
where he can spend his holiday with comfort and
i>rotit. The LdiiKh Valley Road offers a. choice ol
two triP!i One 1p to Niagara I";ill* nnd return for
W. while for $2 a \inlt may lie mad* to Haui n
Chunk, th« "Switzerland of AmerU-n ."
Influenced by the news of heavy realization sales
at Liverpool and New-Orleans, the local cotton
market lost yesterday practically all the big ad
vance It made, on Friday, when the July option
roue to in cent* a pound and closed at 9.98. Every
body yesterday rushed to sell, and the July closed
at 9.63. the figure at which It had closed on Thurs
day. August, which opened nt 9.48, closed at 9.2*.
tip- lowest price of toe. day, a net decline of :s
points. The September option opened a; 8.85, anil
closed at 8.67, as compared with PYMay'i Hosing
price of 8.08.
New-Haven, Conn., June 30.— A new freight lino
of steamboats to run between this city, Philadel
phia and Baltimore, soon will be established, and
it Is expected that th* service will begin within
three weeks. The boats, which are to be operated
by the Philadelphia and Rr.lttmore Steamboat Com
pany, x -111 carry freight only. and will |nah»W*«kty
trip*. The. new company has secured the Mallory-
AVheeler Comp*nv's pier. ;ir.«l ihe lease, goes lrxo
•ffect on July 1. The pi^r in on Mill River, north
of the Chapel-st. drnwbrldsre. and there |b a
channel ther» which runs nlong Its entire length
Kansas City, Mo., June 30— There la a con
stant banff. bang of hammers, rasping of saws,
shouting of orders and rushing of feet day and
night at tho big hall wh"rc th" Democratic
National Convention In to be held. As fast as
one portion of the structure !s finished the
decorators pounce upon It, and with bolts of
bunting, flags and pictures of Democratic lead
ers, set In the National coats-of-arms, cover up
the walls and spaces so that the delegates who
assemble on the Fourth will see all the colors
and emblems of the holiday, coupled •with evi
dences of a Democratic celebration. Some fears
are expressed by nrw arrivals regarding the
possible failure to have the hall ready in time,
but the genuine Western push and energy
characteristic of Kansas City encourages the
belief that ever>thlnsr will be ready -when
Chairman Jones of the National Committee
calls the Convention to ordf r.
The decorations on the outside of the State
delegation headquarters are not yet In place.
save In a few instances, and only a building
here and there is ornamented with flags; but by
Monday there will be a great change In their
appearance. As it rains here nearly every day
and night at this season, decorations would
soon be disfigured, and tney are therefore being
saved in order that they may be fresh when the
delegates come.
About the hotels, however, there Is already
i risknes? and moving throngs of familiar con
vention faces. A number of the old line Demo
crats, who have been going to conventions for
years, and the younger nir>n, who belong to the
"new Democracy." have arrived and taken up
the work in hand. Several boomers of Vice-
Presidential possibilities have come in. and are
making considerable noise. Delegates are drop
ping In from different sections and the meeting
of the sub-committee on convention arrange
ments attracted quite a knot of men about the
National Committee headquarters.
As on Friday, the most interesting topic, and
that which gives tho Democrats here the most
concern, is tho promised contest over the 16 to 1
plank of the platform. The utterances of men
like Chairman J'mes, "Wiiliam .T. Stone and other
Western and Southern leaders, together with
the action of Western and Southern Democratic
State conventions in their platforms, would
seem to indicate that a simple reaffirmation of
the Chicago platform i? all that would be neces
sary. Such action under ordinary circumstances
wouid be apt to be accepted as the probable ac
tion of the National Convention, but the reports
from Lincoln indicate that 16 to 1 must be
specifically declared if the views of Mr. Firyan
are to be followed.
There are so many delegates who desire to
carry out the vi?hi^ of the coming nominee
that the clash between them and those holding
different views is Ittcely to be spirited and the
result somewhat doubtful. Chairman Jones
said that the declaration on silver should not
vary the breadth of a hair from that contained
In the Chicago platform, and ho thinks a re
affirmation is sufficient. The breadth of a hair,
however, la still foo wide for trnie, ami they
favor splitting the hair, especially if the Chi
cago platform is to be the test. The extreme
silver men insist that, "a reafSrmation will be a
concession. " Oold men and others who have re
turned to the party say such a concession is
sufficient. Bo the hair that Senator Jones spr;k j
about seems to bp wide enough to cause a
lively contest when the platform is under con
There are some other features of the platform
that may not be agreed upon at onee — expan
sion, the present Chinese situation and the
Coeur d'Alene riots. But the differences over
these can be readily adjusted, as th a y are either
foreordained now or su?cept:"b!e of manipulation
by the platform expert?.
Three Vice-Presidential possibilities came in
to-day— the chairman of the Silver Republican
Committee, who was nameii by the Populists
for Vice-President. Charles A. Towne; Benjamin
F. f iiively. px-rnpmber of Congress from In
diana, and William Sulzer. member of Congress
froni New-York.
The latter arrived late in the evening, after
srernlinpr a flay or two at Lincoln, where he had
been conferring with Mr. Bryan. Mr. Towns
modestly outlined the reasons which prompted
him to be a candidate. Mr. Shively said he was
not n candidate, while his friends declared that
he would be presented by Indiana No nn" Is
y»t ready to hazard a prediction that any one
of these men \v!!l he selected. The arrival of
these candidates created talk and speculation.
but neither thoy nor any one else can now even
sup?s how many votes any one of them will re
There has hpen renewal of the talk about
nominating Mr. Bryan on the Fourth of July, and
a night session of the Convention has been sug
gested in order t . accomplish this. It is even
said that he may be nominated before the plat
form Is adopted, hut many are doing what
they can to discourage the proceeding, declar
ing that it will be crowding sentiment too far to
depart from the regular and orderly procedure
of the Convention.
There is yet uncertainty as to whether Mr.
Bryan will eonr? to Kansas City after the Con
vention makes the nomination. No one now hero
Is authorized to speak for him. It has been
said that the Convention can conclude all its
business in two days, and that tha third day will
be devoted to giving a reception to Mr. Bryan
and listening to a speech from him This would
he an attractive programme, especially for Kan
sas City, as the appearance of Mr. Bryan would
doubtless attract as many people as the opening
Although the National Committee has taken
n » action, there has hem a great d^al of cor
reHponilenoe nnd consultation am. ng leaders
everywhere on tha subject <>t presiding officers,
and the understanding is that Mayor Ro«»\ of
Milwaukee, will be tho temporary chairman and
James D. Richardson, of Tennessee, the minori
ty leader In the House <-f Representatives, tn^
permanent chairman.
MORTGAGE FOR $7,000,000.
Philadelphia, Juno 30.— A mortgage for $7,005,000.
covering the plant and franchises of the Welsbacb.
Light Company, In favor of the Provident Life and
Trust Company, of this city, has heen entered In
the ofliee of the Register of Deeds. Canrulen. The
inurnment required revenue stamps to the amount
of J3.500.
South Mldwood. In the choice Prospect Park dis
trict, Brooklyn, is a property that cannot fall to
appeal to the home seeker on account of its beauty
an.i many advantages of Improvements. Tt has
sewerage, gas. macadam roads, etc., and Is only
twenty eight minutes from tha New-York end of
the Bridge As an Inducement, the Oermanla. Real
Estate and Improvement Company, with offices nt
Flntbush and Nostrano avea., Flatbush-ave. and
Amernfort Place. Brooklyn, and at No. S3
Park Row, Manhattan, which has the property,
says It will sell to quick purchasers a few of tha
up-to-date modern cottages on the Property well
finished, with all modern Improvements, at from
$1,600 to 52.000 le»» than any similar bouses, etml
larly situated, can be bought for.
London. Jons 30
of a man of American birth (William L. Ashmead
Bartlett Burdett-Coutts, Conservative. Member f->r
Westminster* standing in the House of Commons
amid a storm of cheers and Jeers and exposing to
the- world the horrors and abuses that follow in
the wake of British victories proved as dramatic
as it was unprecedented. For over two hours Mr.
Burdett-Coutts. once known as the young hus
band of the millionaire Baroness." but r.ov.- growing
gray with his fifty years, his faco bronzed by the
sun of South Africa and his hands clenched nerv
ously behind him. commanded the attention of the
hostile majority of the House and drew a succes
sion of ghastly pictures that in grewsomencrs of
detail eclipsed the horrors of the Crimean War.
The task wag terribly difficult. Mr. Durdett-Coutts
has seldom spoken in Parliament, and never before
at such length or with the vrhole nation waiting to
hear what he had to «ay. He is nothlnj? of an
orator, and was obliged to present a mass of de
tail that now and again grew tedious. He never
theless held his audience by the very gravity
and strength of his assertions. His declamation
thai "every word I have written is true' was made
with an earnestness that atoned for all hi? rhetor
leal defects. This terrible arraignment of Great
Britain's care of her wounded, sick and dying
made Friday night last by far the most notable
occasion of the present session. The speech of
tho Parliamentary Secretary of the War Office,
George Wyndham. that preceded Mr. Burdett-
Cc.utts. and that of the Government leader and
First Lord of the Treasury. A. J. Calfour, that
followed it. were I oth efforts that neither man
has equalled this year, at any rate. The Govern
ment was awake to the seriousness of the crisis,
and with surpass!-- oratory and imagery Mr.
Wyndhara took his critics behind the scenes of the
great campaign. In graphic language be described
the enormous difficulties of the communications
and exposed for the first time the daring concep
tion of Lord Roberts'* plans and the risks he ran
In short, without tiring his hearers witu too ma'iiy
Statistics, the Under Secretary for War gave such
a fascinating panorama of the war. interiertinjr
facts to prove that the War Office took all pre
cautions .reiterating that war most always be
fearful, that his hearers wellnlgh forgot the sick
and wounded In their admiration of the success of
the great General But, as "The Times" points out
to-day, all this crumbled away before the "damn
s^xrsg& I £h Sri?
ucka, which he decfar
generous criticisms of Lord Robert T
Opposition denied, an.d. in point of fact, the whole
tenor of ?* r - Burdett-cbutts's speech was an attack
?2r!i »T r ? m « hod * of Lord Kitchener. Instead of
Lord Roberta, though this was not op«i ataterf
As a result of the dramatic debate public opinion
seems fairly equally divided between two verdicts"
first, that the War Office Is guilty of criminal negl
lect; second to reserve all Judgment till the Par
liamentary Ccnimittee reports. Mr Burdett-Coutts
has suddenly become one o; the most prominent
men of the hour, and the Government has still to
lace the agitation, which has stirred up the country
almost to a greater extent than did the declaration
THE EASTERN CRISIS.-Great Britain seems to
have pretty well settled down to the belief that
the Ministers at Peking will not come to much
harm. The average observer an a i with Lord
Salisbury's idea that if they are safe at present, as
there seems every reason to be'iave. It Is not likely
that they will be harmed in the future. Having
lived through the first fury of the anti-foreign out
break, their chances have certainly improved. How
ever, there is no relaxation in the official effort or
popular desire to have them safely camped within
the lines c* an adequate force. Columns appear os
all sides regarding the result of the uprising. All
sorts and conditions of Far Eastern experts express
countless opinions, varying from the definite state
ment that the partition of China is bound Imme
diately to follow the present disturbance to the
equally definite declaration that the p&rtition of
China is no nearer than it was a year ago. Judg
ing from the frank confessions of officials ques
tioned by representatives of The Associated Fre.-s
In London and statements made by Ambassadors
to the Court of St. James, they are hopelessly
Ignorant regarding the exact status of affairs a;id
are utterly unable to form any opinion re^ardins
the future.
The difference between the policy of Admiral
JCempff and the views credited to Secretary Hay
makes the American policy at present and in the
future too obscure a matter to elicit comment from
•he press worth cabling.
Vice-Admiral Seymour's unsuccessful trip inland
has brought upon him many censures. It is main
tained that he should not have left the fle^t.
One of tha results of Great Britain's interests hi
China Is a regular scourge of •yellow literature."
Such books as "Yellow and White." "The Yellow
Peril." "Overland to China by Proxy" and Lord
Hereford's book on China are having a pbenomeaal
. It will be Interesting to see how the detailed ac
counts of the bombardment of the Taku forts sup
port the British Admiralty';* decision, announced
Friday, that no more lt!!ia-:imal>;e wood is tn be
used in trje construction of warships.
RUN ON ENGLAND'S COAL.— Thanks partly .o
the Boxers and partly to the Boer-, coal is going
up rapidly. Japan, Russia and the. United States
are all ordering large quantities from England's
stock, wliich is already depleted by the immense
demands for the transport service to the Cape.
Coal promises to reach record price this winter,
unless, as some merchants think, importations can
be secured from America. Already 100,000 tons .if,
American bunker coal have been landed at Glas
gow, and sold cheaper than the fuel could b^ got
from Scotland.
WHEAT SHORTAGE.— The probability of a bis
rise In wheat, owing to the shortage of the
American crop, Is also worrying the [Srltish busi
ness world, for though supplies are still comins
in plentifully from Argentina, the Indian crop is
quite insufficient to meet Its normal demands
MESSENGER OIRLS.— The messenger girl has
been tried in London and found wanting, or rather
not wanted. There fell upon the metropolis a few
weeks *«:■■> a dearth of hoy«. so grievous that Cia
district messenger concern had to employ girls.
The papers devoted to women's rights wen over-
Joyed at this new avenue of employment opened
to the sex. The girl messengers certainly looked
trim and worked Quickly. Hut this week. flniHis
It feasible to get the vcessary bey* ami for
other reasons, the messenger concern discharged
all Its girls, and boys row reUn tn their stead.
Thus ends an attempt that, if it had been suc
cessful, might have preatly added to th* pi"
turesqueness of I^ondon's streets.
to "The Daily Chronicle" the American claimants
for the millions left by an Australian squatter
are wasting their efforts, aa the estate has already
been cut un among a couple- of dozen relative* tv
Australia, who easily succeeded In proving their
relationship In the local courts.
L.ESSON9 OF THE "WAR.— A significant sign of
the times Is the announcement In th.» July lssu*
of "The Nineteenth Century" that some of the
moat distinguished men. regardlesa of party, ha\«
agreed, to join an association with the object of
fixing steadily public attentton on is lesson* of
Mm war. fores* M among which Is tho necessity
for examining th.- defences cf the empire and th^
need of conducting the various departments of
State on ordinary business principles. Amone
those who have promised to becoras memb«rs art'
Lord Rosebery. the Earl of Leven and Melville.
th« Carl of Rosso, the Bar! of ClanwUllara. VU
count Pee!, the Bishop of London. Cardinal
Vaughan. Sir VTtsaysa RdJ. Sir llowari Vteceat
and s. large number of members of the Kous* ef
Commons and army officers.
Viscount Deerhu:?t. colonel of a volunteer bat
talion cf the Worcester Resimer.!. vrfco mirried an
American. Miss Virginia nonynge (daughter of
Charles W. Bonyng*. formerly of Sar. Frar.c!sco>.
In t««tlfylr.£ before a Parliamentary Cominitr**
this week, brought home Trlih stcr-'.inz forrv tt»
rottenness of the a*;«r!:l suppliM ta th* array.
He deL-iared thuf af;»r payir.s an extra pric« fcr
sho"3 fcr the battalion, after otw inarch th»y
were "like paper ba=rs. with shred* cf leather in-
B L' le '" w an^ '- Vl " a rr ' J ' lV easily c pax your 'fing'-r
through the majority of thf *-.lea."
An anv^inir st'.ry !.« current re-ardir.g Harry
Beaumont, on* ../ th» b~t dr«-»-.1 London c!u>
rr.en. who rnirri-.d Miss Jeyiie Fellowca of New
,V .'.^• n v. *"T. f to ■"' outh Ulrica as an of!lcor of
the «.he*h!r*> 'i-onranry. IT is aah: that h» requi
autonea a i'oer htnam for his o^vri use. hut be*o-r»
orouryirs if h« "showerH th-> bu::^::ii with Insect
powder .->r.l • <!rrr..-h<v! it r-Jth w.i d*> cologne"
po.'.- tiit-i th« people of England are Urcomir.?
?*..■*'. k^^'veil methods of warfare could h»
Judge.! th? o!h?r ni;ht. when Sir Evelyn Wood
the adjatant-senera] of the ferefs. who v no
tfrtou? y Influenced by f^rr.i :: in» adrtee. receive
a hostllf rrceptlon at the han!s of roeh a broad-
OUndea Lu.ly as the Institution of Mechanical En
•'IC7T^5^1 C 7T^s^ on , th " i " > 1!r -°" nir Claude M. Jfacdon
a:d the British Minister to Oina. ta coming in fo»
criticism, ir fg frequently said thar be Is a b-t
ter nand ai *ftrrn~on teas khan in preservlr.* tt-o
vrnpire s interests in China. A local i,aper at Tien-
Ts.n on"i? sai.i it was eviiifnt ?!r CUMMte'a luotri
is "fa!r°" nOt <ar " WhQt kt>r R<tK iSI M Um * M ■ h "
It is not generally known that last September
ar Claade Macdonald w tuffextes so much from
noarr otsense and other •■on-V.rations that h«
could scarcely walk a hi:r..lred yards.
SOCIAL GAYETY.-Rea! scclat gayf . ty ratfjaai
this rveek for the Srst time this season. Hereto
fore the festivities have heer. few and far between
and of a rather forced order. But durlr.g the last
few days' what • with the arrival o* the KhedJve
of Egypt. haxsai entertainments. . the State con
ctrt aril countless dinners. London has taken ca
Its oldtime aspect for th:3 time of the year.
The Americans here hay? taken a conspicuous
share In the fertivities. Mrs. Macka.y'3 house.
which had so lons been closed en account of
mourning In th» family. was reopened Thursday
With a concert. Mr?. Mackay received her guests
at the top of the historic staircase, which I BS was
la an Italian palace. She was dressed simply la
Mack, her ornaments consisting ol a few costly
black pearls. With her was her dausht?r. ths
Prince ;s Colonaa. and her daugiter-tT-law. Mrs.
Clarence Macfcay, who was much admired, in
white and silver, with mauve orchids and a dia
mond tiara with turquoise poinrs. Most of the
notable persons in English and Americas society
were present. Including Mr. and Mr?. Bradley-Mar
tin. Eugene Kelly. Lat!!es Craven and Basasch.
■-he Dovrager Lady Strafford. Mrs. Pa-3elfor4 ar.i
Mrs. Moreton Frewer.
William Waldorf Astor. who also lives in Cart
on House Terrace, gave a musical the sam*
night, at which his numerous guests heard Mere.
Calv£ and Paderexvski. '
The most lavish entertainment of -ho week, how
ever, was Mrs. Bischoffsheims dinner party fo
the Prince of Wale*. Wednesday. The paaeri an
nounce that it cost over $l&000l It began with a
dinner which was not over until 11 o'clock, tad
en£ed with a supper While royalty feas;ed a Jap
anese troupe. which came here fr---m Nrw-Tcrk c^
its way to the Paris Exposition, but which seems
tn no hurry to go there, performed :hree plays
in a large tent erected in the garden. The Frir.ce
the Duk? of York and Princ? Christian, with their
hostess and her daughter, occupied the centre
seats in the front row. Among the invited guests
were the Duke and Duchess of Devonjhire. Lady
Randolph Church:!!. Mrs. George Keppei Lady
Granby, Mrs. William James and Mr. and ilri.
"William Grenfell.
The -afternoon reception of Mrs. Joseph H.
Choate. wife of th? United States Ambassador.
was is crowded as ever. Many Americans were
present, including J. P. Van Aler.. who haa just
returned from a. trip to South Africa, and Mrs.
Lady Randolph Churchill Is seen almost every
where, anci has been constantly congratulated,
with varying degrees of sincerity/, en her ap
proaching marriage trt Lieutenant Cornwallls
west. and the anr.our.cf ment that the young Lieu
tenant had been ordered back to South Africa
came as a surprise. Society believes it is on?
more sign what high and mighty ir.f.uT.ees are
still working against the match, foremost amors
them being, it i- said, the Prince cf Wales.
Another American v.orr.an seen at almost all the
most fashionable entertainments is th- 1 Duchess
of Marlborough. who is wearing the VanderbUr
pearla and a massive diamond coroner. In pal*
blue satin with pink roses ;he was quite the bel!*
of. the State concert.
Among the prettiest of those who took part to
the children's private theatricals, got up by Prte
ress Louise for the benefit of the widow 3 or tn*
Highlanders killed in South Africa, wa? a (laugh
ter of Commander Richardson t'Jover. the I nltel
States Naval Attache here.
•Truth ' the Czar has issued a ukase pos-tiveiy
prohibitlnfr baccarat playing within his dominions.
even in private houses, under pain of * heavy fine.
and on the second conviction a prolonged term
of imprisonment. Consternation reigns at at.
Petersburg, but the Brm.-«>. aristocrats cotwjj
plating visiting Rts^sia -ire r.ot much f°"^^r
for baccarat ha.= been quite wppaatea »? «££ h
fend by the game of rbri&«£ kr.ow.e, cc £ *«£?
Is now almost as essential In society for nen an..
■women as evening clothes.
cf the American pilgrimage can be Judged hj «•
fact that the other day out of «"S^*g«ffi
at a well known hotel at Warwtk •
were American*.
Kennel Association Show, now in Pr°srw» ••
Regent's Park, Is the most important **£*££
kind which has ever occurred here. * esll £ £ v
altys favorite dogs, the «hlMt tedto*J *£»f£
successful prize winner. **"• <k>htes«Ur<B otat * iß>
deen and asaJiy »t«' r « •
9ay u> Saem o, v, wlU * wn tracks of
found yestertoJ >> la * '" * . v U ector-st.. with
,he Ninth-aye. elsvate<j aa a ; 'He waa Mm
n compound fracture °*J*"3F ia
to the Hudson Street HwrttaL v caM and
On the Ptatl»»*fS,otl««»n. It is tta
ft satchel *»Vn h- nSaW tr©» th * V^torm
Mr* Juiu
, . »nd
a mWwlfe. of .-■>. ««^ tSt / ww l e ,i Forty . flrs t-.t..
tvera taad> t> Acting t£P Jh , ny ,
a U-tt
W hit ten ha
t-all each for aaaminatic* to-morrow.

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