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Jnstleo of the Peace -Uele(its Drive
Their Chalrmnn Desperation and
He 1b Flnully Locked Out of the Hall
t oiiKreioni.l Convention Went Off
Very Smoothly.
Two conventions were held by tlie
democrats latt night in Turn .hall, the
congressional nnd justice of the peace.
The former was called to order about
8:15 by Jamas B. Martin. There were,
two nominations for chairman of the
v,Dnf.r, ntintpl McWllliams and
Peter McNerney, and on a standing
vote Mr. McNi-rney waa declared elect
ed. The position of secretary was evi
dently not wanted by most of those
present, as there were several nomina
tions, but each time the nominee de
clined. Finally, Frederick H. Brethau
er was named nnd his election was
made unanimous.
The committee on credentials, con
sisting of the chairmen of the d!fferent
wards, then retired and after being out
fifteen minutes reported that there
were fifty-one delegates at the conven
tion. The report was accepted and on
a motion by Mr. Gallagher of, the third
ward it was voted to have the chair
man appoint a committee of ten to
nominate a committee of twenty-five
delegates to attend the congressional
convention to be held in Middletown on
October 9. The following committee
was appointed to hand In the names:
Daniel McWllliams, James Murray,
' Jamce J. Sullivan, Stephen Colton, Mi
chael Maher, Henry Brown, William
Webber, Jacob P. Hunie, John H. Mc
Queeney, and James B. Kelley. After
a short recess the committee handed
In the following names as delegates to
the convention: Daniel McWilllame, J.
Murray, James J. Sullivan, Charles
. Fleieohner, Michael Maher, James Kel
ley, Harmon Snyder, Jacob T. Hunie,
John H. McQueeney, Peter J. MoNer
mey, James B. Kelley, Josoph P.. Man
ning, Charles Havey, Henry Farren, J
H. McGovern, Joseph E. McPartland,
Patrick MoGuinness, Edward P.
O'Meara, John J. McMahon, Thomas
Good, Henry C. O'Sullivan, Timothy
J. Fox, James B. Martin, Morris Foley
and Thomas F. Ryan.
It was voted that the delegates be de
clared elected as nominated, after
which the convention adjourned.
The justice of the peace convention
was called to order Immediately after
the congressional convention adjourned,
and P. F. Klernan was elected chair
man and Robert C. Fahy was elected
Becretary. J. J. Shea moved that the
chair appoint a committee of ten to
unminnte lustices of the peace, and
later a motion was made to increase
the committee to fifteen, one from each
ward. Then It was that the troubles
of Chairman Klernan began. He fail
ed to name a representative of the
. Seventh ward in his roll call, and
about twenty of those present rose
and gave their opinions on the legality
of the proceedings Everyone was talk
ing' at a different rate and on a differ
ent pitch until Anally the chairman
could stand it no longer and went to
the committee room in the rear of the
hall. He was followed by the crowd
and threatened to call the police unless
there was order. This threat evidently
amused the delegates, who continued
to josh their chairman. McKiernan
then left the hall and went to police
headquarters for a policeman. The two
came to the hall In about five minutes,
only to find the door locked. The chair
man was told to give the "passport,"
"advance and give the countersign,"
etc., and was kept out in the hall for
fifteen minutes. He sent a small boy
for the janitor, who unlocked the door,
: and as the policeman entered thre was
a great cheer. Chairman Klernan wait
ed for the committee report, and about
10 o'clock they made their, appearance
from the ante room. In the meantime
another ticket had been prepared. The
report of the committee was read and
it was voted down by a large majority,
amid a regular tumult of excitement.
Chairman Klernan was so provoked
with the action of the delegates that he
gave two raps for silence and declared
the meeting adjourned, after which he
left the hall. The claim that the tick
et was illegal was then brought up by
a number present, and In order to con
clude the meeting Peter J. Bohn was
elected president and Robert C Fa.hy
secretary. The ticket handed in by the
committee was then destroyed and the
following was unanimously adopted by
the delegates remaining, and will stand
as the official one: Charles H. Fowlc-r,
James E. Wheeler, Matthew A. Rey
nolds, Edward J. Maher, William
O'Brien, Jeremiah F. Donovan, Wlliard
E. Warren, Thomas H. Cox, Charles T.
Coyle, James B. Martin, Charles W.
Bradley, Charles L. Kleiner, Jonathan
W. Chapin, Bernard E. Lynch, Benja
min J. Slade, William A. Wright, Wil
liam' S. Pardee, George R. Cooley,
George A. Tyler, John C. Fay, William
H. Ellsworth, John J. Shea, Maurice M.
Toohey, James P. Bree, David E. Fitz
. perald, Bernard J. Shanley, Eugene S.
McGrail, Richard P. Lane. The meet
ing adjourned at 10:30.
(Continuedfrom First Page.)
ding, Trumbull and Weston missing,
the returns show that the republicans
carried twelve towns and the democrats
'three. In 1899 of the six missing towns,
four were republican and two demo-
nH OY.nnriTvtrv in icQo TTftc demo
cratic. There were no upheavals on the
license question.
Following is the table:
Bridgeport No election.
Panbury - Dem. Dem.
Bethel Kep.
Brookfield Dem.
Darien Kep.
Easton Missing
Fairfield Rep.
Greenwich Hep.
Huntington Kep.
Monroe ....... Missing
New Canaan Kep.
New Fairfield Missing
Kewtown liem.
Nor we Ik Kep,
Redding Missing
Rldgefield Kep.
Sheimuu Rep.
Stamford Kep.
Stamford .-.. Kep.
Stratford jtjuja. Rep.
Trumbull Missing
Weston Missing
Westport Hup.
Wilton Rep.
LitchAeld County.
Lltchfleld, Oct. 1. The "Little Town
Election" returns from all of the twenty-six
towns of Litchfield county except
Bethlehem and Bridgeport, show that
fifteen towns went republican and nine
democratic. In 1899 Bethlehem was re
publican, Bridgewater damocratlc. Last
year, with all the towns heard from,
the republicans carried sixteen and the
democrats ten. The towns of Kent and
Woodbury changed from licence to no
Following is the table:
Be hi.
Litchfield rLem.
Barhuuisted Hep.
Iictlilehem .' Missing
Bridgewater Missing
Oaumin Kep.
Colebrook Kep.
Cornwall Doifl.
Goshen Hep.
Uanvinton Hep.
Kent lem.
Morris Kep.
New Hartford Dem.
New Mllford Rep.
Norfolk Dew.
North Canaan Vein. .
Plymouth Rep.
Eoxbury Hem.
Salisbury fern.
Sharon Kep.
Thomaston Kep.
Tnrrlugton Rep.
Wm-reu Kep.
Washington Hep.
Wntertown Hep.
Winchester Dem.
Woodbnry Kep.
Tolland County.
Rockvllle, Oct. 1. Eight of the thir
teen towns In, Tolland county show re
publican success In to-day's elections
while the democrats carried1 two. Three,
Bolton, Somers and Union, are miss
ing. Last year Bolton was democratic,
Sorhere and Union republican. With
complete returns In 1899 the republicans
carried twelve, the democrats two,
Stafford was the only town In the
county to change position on the li
cense question. The no license vote
was carried to-day.
Following is the table:
- 1MOO. 1800.
Tolland Dem. Kep.
Andover" t Kep. Rep.
Bolton Missing Dem.
Columbia Kep. Rep.
Ellington Hep. . Kep.
Hebron Kep- ReP-
Mansfield Hop- Kep.
Somurs Missing Rep.
Stafford i Kep. -Kep.
Union Missing Rep.
Vernon Kep. Kep.
Willingtou Hep. Kep.
Middlesex County.
Middletown, Oct 1. All of the fifteen
towns in Middlesex county held town
elections to-day and returns from four
teen show that the republicans carried
eleven, the democrats three. Killing
worth, which was carried by the demo
crats last year, is missing. In 1899 the
republicans carried thirteen of the
towns, the democrats two. Four towns
voted on the license question, Chester,
Essex, Old Saybrook and Portland. Es
sex changed this year from no license
to license. Following is a table show
ing results:
; 1U00. 1809.
Coventry Dem. Rep.
Middletown Kep. Kep.
Haildam Dem. Kep.
Chatham Dem. Dem.
Chester Kep. Hep.
Clinton Hep. Hep.
Cromwell Rep. Kep.
Durham Dem. Kep.
East Haddam Kep. Kep.
Ksst'X Kep. Rep.
Kllltngworth Missing Deui.
Ulddletleld Rep. Rep.
Old Saybrook , Rep. Rep.
Portland Hep. Kep.
Saybrook Rep. Rep.
Westbroolt Rep. Rep.
Recapitulation by Connttrg.
Dem. Missing
New Haven 18
Hartford IT
New London 10
Fairfield 12
Windham n
LltclUield 15
Middlesex 11
Tolland 8
New Haven 18
New London
Windham .....
Middlesex ...
As a result of the day's voting on the
license question the 162 towns stand aa
follows: License 72. no license u. in.
1599 the towns stood license 73, no li
cense 89.
YdBterday The
Result In
The election returns from the town
of Orange show a republican majority
of 125. There were 1,067 votes cast
the republicans receiving about 596 and
the democrats 471. The election was
very quiet. The town voted for II
Cfrnse. 550 to 223 against. Those elected
Selectmen Walter A. Main, r; El
fnm C. Russell, r; Dennis A. Kimber
iy, a-
Treasurer James C. Hyde, r.
Tax collector Henry C. HIggins, r.
Constables Robert B. McDonald, r
William M. Tuttle, r; John Malacrida,
r; Patrick J. Rourke, r: George Bischer,
d; George E. Reynolds, a.
Grand jurors George L. Peck,
Stiles D. Woodruff, r; Marshall
Aflfima r: Theron L. Adams, d; W1I
liam Jager, d.
Mirmnrs Herry V. Richards, r: C.
G. Olsen, d.
School visitors Edgar J. Woodruff,
r: Stiles J. Treat, d.
Assessors Edgar E. Pardee, r; Wil
liam M. Russell, r; Hnry C. Thomas.d
Board of relief Edward G. Mansfield.
r: Clifford E. Treat, r; Theron L. All
ing, d.
Registrars of voters Rep.: First dis
trict, Albert M. Domkee; second dis
trict, William J. Scobie; dem., first dis
trict. James H. Peck; second district
Michael E. Tracey.
The East Haven republicans won
decisive victory in the town election
held yesterday. There were 138 repub
lican ballots cast and 73 democratic
Of tb.e republican .ballots. 89 wc
straight and 2(5 scratched. Two repub
lic candidates for selectmen, John S.
Tyler and Edmund G. Woodward were,!
elected. The former received i-i vui
Cud the latter 111. Eugene E. Thomp
son, democrat, was elected the third
selectman. He received SS votes
against 64 for Hetiry T. Thompson. The
contest between the' Thompsons furn
ished the only surprise of the election,
except the majority ot the republican
nominees. It was thought by demo
crats and republicans alike that Hen
ry T. Thompson would be elected the
third member of the board of select
men. Most of the other republican candi
dates received 138 votes. The polls
opened at 6 a. m. and closed at noon.
The following is the successful ticket:
. Selectmen John S. Tyler, Ed
mund B. Woodword,
Auditor Henry H. Bradley.
Assessor Edward F. Thompson.
Board of relief William S. Chidsey.
Registrar of voters Wallace S. Co
ker. Town treasure and treasurer of town
deposit and school fund Frederick L.
Tax collector Calvin C. Klrkham.
Constables James Smith, Merrick M.
Russell, C. Howard Stepp, Edmund C.
Grand jurors Leland H. Halght,
Charles W. Holbrook, William J. Bol
ley. School committee Frederick L. Haw
kins, Henry H. Bradley.
The election in Benthany yesterday
was quiet, though closS, neither party
gaining a decisive victory. The election
resulted as follows:
Selectmen Samuel R. Woodword, d;
Harry F. Peck, r; S. W. Beecher, d.
Auditors Arthur J. Doolittle, d; Je
rome A. Downs, r.
Treasurer and town c'.erk E. M.
Clark, a.
Assessors S. B. Todd, d; Harry F.
Peck. r.
Board of relief D. N. Clark, d; Je
rome A. Downs, rep.
Collector of taxes Charles E. Peck,
At the North Haven town election
yesterday the republican ticket was vic
torious by large majorities, averaging
about 78 out of a total vote of 148. Al
though the election was a rather quiet
one, the republican majorities are larg
er than those of last year. The ticket
elected is as follows:
Selectmen Hon. D. Walter Patton,
Clarence M. Frost.
Registrar of voters T. D. S. Good
Assessor L. J. Fowler.
Board of relief Charles H. Fowler,
Nathan H. Marks.
Constables Reuben Harrison, Daniel
Bamole, H. T. Corb and Wilbur E
Agents of the town deposit fund-
Robert W. Smith, Joseph Pierpont and
Sheldon B. Thorpe.
School visitors J. W. Tuttle, George
H. Cooper.
Grand jurors George J. Merz, Iv. A.
Oleson, William B. Roberts.
Auditor Sheldon B. Thorpe.
School fund treasurer and town treas
urer k. if. ijinasiey.
Tax collector L. I. Fowler.
The elections at Mllford yesterday
went republican by about 19,1 majority,
a gain of 100 over last year. The sub
ject of license was not voted on. The
town Is a pro-license one. 'inose eieci
ed were:
Selectmen E. L. Ford, rep., Abraham
T. Flatt, rep., and waiter ai. Irving,
Treasurer Sanford Hawkins.
Town agent E. L. Ford, rep.
Tax collector E. B. Baldwin.
Assessors-Edgar T. Clark, Nathan D
Pratt and Alonzo W. Burns.
Auditors Ernest Whltewell ana ti. c.
Board of relief Charles W. Miles,
Charles A. Smith and George v. raun
son. Constables George E. Mallory, Sam
uel A. Rhodes, Charles ti. owier, Al
bert E. Beers, Kogar van iiorn, jamc
E. Nolan and Harry W. Merwin.
Grand jurors-O. W. Flatt, William
P. Thomfts, Samuel E. l-Tisoee anu u.
B. Creators.
Malleable Iron Company Suspends Op
Merlden. Oct. 1 The factory of the
Meriden Malleable Iron company tem
porarily suspended operations to-oay.
According to an official oi me com
pany the Arm has plenty of orders on
hand, but slow collections have incon
venienced them somewhat.
A meeting of the creditors have been
called for next week.
The last Inventory of the plant show
ed assets of $213,000 and liabilities, out
side of the capital stock ($125,000) of
$53,000, included In that amount being
the mortgage of Mr. Lyon. Since that
inventory $14,000 of the liabilities have
been wiped out, so that, as stated, the
whole sum to-day owed by the com
pany to the general creditors is less
than $14,000.
The day before, as I walked down
the street, I had seen the doctor turn,
from his surgery door Into the stable
yard and, following him inside the
green gates, had heard the news from
"Yes, it's all over," he said; "the
poor little maid died early this morn
ing; went- out with the tide.
"I'm sorry," I said, "for the child had
been a friend of mine. How does her
father take it?"
"pfullv." answered the doctor, "very
badly; there will be trouble there, I ex
pect. Will you come with me? I'm
going into the vale. Lovely drive.
No' Then srood-bye. Come in some
evening and play chess, and with a
cheery nod he got Into the dog cart and
drove rapidly away.
I stopped to light my pipe, and then
went through the doctor's yard, mean
ing to take a Bhort cut through the
fields into the lane that led down to the
beach. A rough wooden fence screened
thf. barton from the tennis lawn, and
the doctor'3 wife was attending to a
large spray of Jackmanii clematis,
which had been blown in the night.
"Monica Gollup's dead," she eaid aa
I passed; "isn't it sad?"
"Very sad," I answered; "very sad
for tne old maw."
"There will be trouble there, I ex
pect," she said, unconsciously echoing
her husband's words; "he a an aione
It's an awful thing to be alone," I
faid, for I know, and the doctor s wire
assented sympathetically. Then I went
on for my walk.
That was the day before, ana to-aay
was the great annual festival of the
Burial club. Already the cnurcn Dens
were ringing, and the men folk were
strolling up the hill to the big field
from which the procession was to start.
The green sashes they wore across
their broadcloth coats were as incon
gruous as Paul Kruger's presidential
scarf, but they made a brave show and
their wearers displayed them proudly.
The children were streaming up the
hill in noisy companies, the little girls
by themselves in the stiffetrt of white
frocks, with elaborate hate Instead of
tholr pretty everyday eunbonnete, and
with preposterous parasols; the little
boys by themselves in their Sunday
suits, with enormous collars, and well
greased boots.
The atmosphere of bustling anima
tion wat not congenial to me, for I was
picturing Aaron Gollop sitting moodily
by the bed on which his dead child was
lying. I had known him all my life; a
harsh, stern man, who, since the death
of his wife in childbirth had centered
Ills affection In his little Monica; a
quarrelsome man, whose moods could
only be controlled by the prattle Of
baby lips; a hard-drinking mart, who
yet would abstain for weens, ana spena
"long days alone In the etone kitchen
with hie daughter, netting hammocks
for her to swing In, or carving rude
dolls for her to play with; an Ignorant
man, whose reading was confined to
the Bible, and whose conversation was
a strange mixture of coarse blasphemy
and almost Pharisaical pietism.
I could imagine him with dry eyes
and rebellious heart sitting alone in the
cottage up the hill, listening sullenly to
the sounds of the festival outside to
which the child looked forward so ea
gerly; I could imagine the grim expres
sion on his rugged face as he remem
bered that it was the feast of the Sick
and Burial club, and I could imagine
him turning away from the placid fig
ure on the white bed. nnd resolving to
take the advice given to Job by his
wife and curse God and die.
The vision put me out of conceit with
merry-making, so I left the happy vil
lage and walked down Sen. Lane, past
the school-house toward the beach. At
the end of the lane, upon the right hand
is a deserted factory, where once ce
mont was made, and on the loft hand
the river zigzags into the sea, a narrow
foot-bridge across It giving access to a
battery of guns. I had Intended to lie
down on the grass-grown earthworks
and smoke an. idle pipe In the sun, but
a figure on the beach attracted me and
I went on.
It was Aaron Gollop, In his thick blue
jersey, bare-footed and bare-armed,
cutting bait. I could tell from his boat
that he had not been long ashore, and I
went up to him.
"Morning, Gollop," I said, "what
"Bad .tally, sir," he answered, short
ly: "bad tally: seven prawns."
He finished cutting up an evil-looking
dogfish, nnd wiped his knife on his
trousers. Then he produced some cake
tobacco nnd carefully shredded up a
pipeful; with a grunt, he accepted the
lighted match I offered him nnd sucked
noisily at hla pipe until the tobacco
was well aglow.
"Monica's dead," he said, pullenly,
and in much the same tone that he
would have used in telling me that it
was n fine day. v
I nodded.
"So the doctor told me. What are
you going to! do?"
An obstinate line formed around his
clean-shaven mouth and another dep
one cut up across the furrows In his
"Bide here till byme-bye," he an
swered: "to-night I'm golng( fiahln'."
Then he added In a softer tone,
There's nought for me to no up along
"The doctor did all he could," I said
rather lamely.
"Oh! yes." he agreed, the doctor mo
all he could. I've no fault to find with
the doctor."
Although it Is the sense of isolation!
that makes grief hurt so much, yet the
isolation Is itself one of grief's most sa
cred privileges, and I hewltnted to in
trtide unon this man's sorrow. So I
was silent, and let my eyes wander
past him and drink in the beauty of the
nlnce. To the westward, the blue Una
cliffs bend slowly out into the sea, and
the bay is closed in on that elde by the
stone cobb of the neighboring town
To the eastward the blue linf" gives
way to sandstone, and the cliffs rise
more sharply until they culminate In
Golden Can. ablaze with brilliant gorse
when thev seem to sink downward
again and end In the needle point of
Portland Bill. It is n nuiet bay, wnose
waters are seldom plowed by the keel
nf nnv Hhin lareer than the colliers
putting into the cobb two miles away
I suppose I love it because it is so
quiet; there is no esplanade backed by
pretentious villas with stucco fronts
and patrolled by vapid, fashionable
idlers; no long, depressing parade of in
valids in. bath chairs; no line of decayed
landaus and broken down victorias
drawn by ragged ponies. There are no
bnthlncr machines, and but few boats;
the village belongs to the' villagers and
thev seem to wish to keep It to them
oolveo 'Therefore. I do not give the
name, but It Is written on my heart
Gollop was silent, too, and for quite
half an hour no word passed between
us: we smoked in sympathy, and com
muned with our hearts and were still.
But he must have been thinking of his
last words, for presently he repeated
thorn nnd fldrlpfl h a next tnougni to
"No. I've no fault to find with the
doctor. My quarrel is wdth God.
I looked at him. waiting. There was
a fc,.t ..j.niv&iioii on his face th"t
infinitely pathetic.
"Most of us have thought that some
time or another," I said. "I've been,
there myself, and I tell you, man, it's
He shrugged his ehouiders.
"I'm a poor hand at an argyment, .
he said, "and if there is on thing that
is foolishness more than another it is
ergyment, but If anyone could have
steered me to heaven 'twas Monica.
'Tis not only that I loved her; seems to
me I needed her."
"Perhaps God needed her," I said.
Aaron looked at me.
"Talklng's no good," I said. "Look
here, Gollop, you can eteer a boat alone,
can't you?"
" 'Course I can," he answered.
Ty well, the e alone; don't
turn back because the helmsman's
overboard. There's another thing, -too.
You know the revolving light on the
hill there?"
Gollop nodded.
"Well, a lot of good that would be to
a man If he had it in the boat with him.
No, you've got to go through thle
thing alone. I'm going home, but you
might think of that when you are
fishing to-night."
So I got up and left him alone with
hie sorrow, and as I was still in no
mood for the festival, I went back to
my own house and spent a satisfactory
afternoon with my auriculas. Auricu
las are a good thing for a man, aa
teaching him humility and patience.
It was about three o'clock next morn
ing when I was awakened by heavy
hammering at my door, and going
down-stairs I found Aaron standing
outside with a bundle in his arm. He
pushed his way inside the passage.
"Light a lamp or something," he
said, "and make one of the maids bring
down some blankets. I can't take her
home, for there is Only the one bed and
Monica's on it."
He unbuttoned his coat, which he had
wrapped round the child he was carry
ing, and I saw that it was a girl of
three or four years old. I looked at
him inquiringly, and presently, when,
he had got a fire burning, and the doc
tor, whom I hud sent for, had told us
that Ehe might now do well, Gollop
told me what had happened.'
I'd gone out for brill," he said.
.'You know the ground; you get your
boat so that you're in line with tne
factory chimney and with the tower of
Wildacres church. A collier had just
gone out from the cobb and this child
must have fallen overboard, but I
couldn't make anybody hear, though I
shouted as I never did. Guess she's
round the Bill by now, and the child's
He said it fiercely, as if challenging
our right to take it from him, and I
exchanged looks with the doctor. I
thought of the bed in the stone cottage
up the hill, which would have been
empty next day if it had not been for
this child.
"Of course the child's yours," I said;
and unless the father who's fool
enough to let her fall overboard choos
es to make Inquiries, yours ehe will re
main." "May ehe bide here until after to
I knew what he meant. The little
bed in the stone cottage would not oe
empty until to-morrow afternoon.
'Of course she must, I saia; ana
presently, with a jealous look at tne
sleeping child, Aaron went away.
Nfvt dnv mv blinds were aown, dui
half an hour or so after the church bell
had stormed tolling I heard his step
come up my gravel p.ath. His eyes
were dry and rather bloodshot, but he
didn't say a word. I took him into the
room and put the child into his arms,
buttoning round it the Coat in which he
had brought It home. She looked at
him gravely, but went to him readily
enough, and nestled up against mm as
if she trusted him. Aaron turnea, ana,
still without speaking, strode down to
the gate, which I opened tor mm. j.
think he would have tried to epeak,
but I stopped him.
That's all right, Gollop," I said: 1 11
look you up In a day or two, and if you
want any things for her, you know
where to come. There are otlll some
here, you know."
Sorrow breeds sympathy ana sympa
thy makes one very quick In the up
take. Gollop understood me, for once
there had been a child in my cottage,
too. As he turned out of tne gate ana
strode up the hilt I followed him up
with one parting shot. '
"You'd no fault to find witn tne aoc
tor yesterday, Gollop; your quarrel
was witn some one eise. no numc,
man, and make It up while you may.'
And although his face was turned
from me I could imagine that in those
bloodshot eyes a softer light was al
ready dawning as he looked down upon
the child who had been so strangely
sent to him, and I knew that before
many days had passed he would be the
first to admit that with both the chil
dren It was well. London Mainly
About People.
A Great BuUdlner That Has Been for
Thirty-Elfrht Years In Course of
The little city Of Jasper, the capital
of PuboW county, Ind, has a church
structure which i o larfre that almost
any one of the Indianapolis churches
could be placed Inside steeple and all.
This Immense structure, dedicated as
St. Joseph's, haa enough etone In its
structure to build around a city of fif
teen or twenty thousand inhabitants a
wall four feet high and two feet thick,
and the amount of lumber used in the
roof alone would be sufficient to build
many homes. Though this great edi
fice cost one-tenth as much as the state
house, it was built by the Catholics of
one of the smallest counties of the state
of Indiana, and to-day it stands with
out a single cent of indebtedness
against it.
Three years after the civil war closed
Father Vidells Maute began the erec
tion of St. Joseph's. On September 14,
1S68, Bishop St. Palais laid the corner
stone. After the death of Father
Maute, the work was taken up by
Father Basil Hewler, who expects to
complete tha structure in 1905, when
thirty-seven jnears of continuous work
have been occupied in its erection. Ex
cept for the ornamentation, the materi
als used in the construction of St. Jo
seph's were prepared and put in place
by members of tne congregauon, wno
for three decades have been making
sacrifices of all kinds to realize the am
bition of their Uvea Beoldes the vast
amount of labor contributed, eighty
thousand dollars In eah has been
raised. Between twenty-five and fifty
thousand dollars more Will be necessary
to complete the work.
When Father Maute conceived the
ideas of the great siructure ne whs
anxious that it be built in a most sub
stantial manner, and certainly his
wishes have been followed. The roof la
supported by huge trees, the largest in
southers Indians, that serve as impos
ing ninety-foot columns. The' roof
structure is composed of forest trees
used as rafters and braces. x Between
the outer roof and the ceiling there ie
over one million feet of the finest hard
wood in the state. There is. besides, an
immense amount of stone In the struc
ture. The story is that after the farm
ers had hauled stone for months and
had all the surrounding fields covered
they thought there was enough for the
entire structure. Indee there was
only half enough for the foundation.
.The foundation and walls of the
church went up under the direction of
Father Maute, who; after preaching the .
eermon Sunday morning, announum
who had been selected to work during
the coming week. By this means about
one-seventh of the entire congregation,
labored each week. Father Maute not
only assigned the men to work, but he,
the busiest, directed It all. xear aner
year this continued until gradually the
structure took shape.
The dimensions of St. Joseph's are
one hundred and ninety-six by ninety
feet. From the foundation to the eaves
it is sixty-seven feet, and from the
floor on the interior to the ceiling It is
ninety feet. The walls are four and six
feet thick. The steeple, when comple
ter) win h two hundred feet high. In
it is a bell which, with its hangings,
weighs eight tons. Its sonorous and
grand voice can be heard, with a favor
able breeze, at Celestine, ten miles east
of Jasper, and at Ferdinand, twelve
miles south.
The church, though the seating ar
rangements have not been completed,
can seat two thousand people, and an
other one thousand can" stand on the
lower floor Of the structure. .
Father Basil Heueler, now in charge
of the pastorate, is doing all he can td
beautify the great structure left unfin
ished by old Father Maute. Besides1
putting In a splendid heat system, there
have been added fine art windows.
Over the entrance is arf art window
showing Christ feeding the multitude.
It cost six hundred dollars. Near the
altar is another of the Oood Shepherd
that cost four hundred and eeventy
flve dollars. Ort the other side is the
nativity of the Lord that cost four hun
dred and fifty dollars. Over the center
altar is a small window, he glass In
which cost three hundred dollars. The
smaller windows cost one hundred and
seventy-five dollars and side windows
three hundred dollars.
But the windows are not the most ex
pensive part of the ornamentation.
The three altars are especially fine, be
ing constructed entirely of Italian mar
ble. The high altar with the two
groups, each seven feet high, cost nine
teen thousand dollars. The side altars,
one crowned with ' the blessed Virgin,
the other with St. Joseph, the patron
Baint of the church, cost six thousand
dollars. The high altar has before It
six great candlesticks, each of which
cost fifty dollars. The railing separa
ting the sanctuary from the church
auditorium Is of onyx and brass that
cost one thousand dollars. The other
decorations are proportionate in ex
pense and beauty.,
When Father Maute died he had
failed to make any provision for heat
ing and lighting the vast structure.
At present candles are used for Illumi
nation, but soon the building will be
equipped with electricity.
The congregation of St. Joseph's in
cludes three hundred and thirty fami
lies, or about three thousand cofmunl-
cants. In the city of Jasper 90 per cent,
of the inhabitants are Catholics, and
Dubois county is In the strongest Cath
olic district In the state. They have
made many sacrifices to Construct this
magnificent edifice. The monastery at
St. Meinrad has received considerable
aid from these people. It is thought
that the aggregate .amount of Catholic
property In the county of Dubois is a
million dollars. Chicago Record.
. a The Kind Yo
Bmm ti A lhe Have Always Bought
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Jewelers and Silversmiths,
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Sterling Silver and Silvsr Plate.
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For My Lady's
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The designs are very pretty. Many not
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A stock of Pocket Books always on hand.
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71 CHURCH ST., Opp. Postofflce.
For the Autumn
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To be Raised by the Seventh Ward Mc
Lean Club.
The republicans of the Seventh ward
held a meeting last evening at the
Young Men's Republican club. It was
decided that subscriptions should bo
raised to assist the Eighth Ward Mc
Lean club to buy a banner to be placed
across State street, near Bishop street.
The banner will be raised within a few
days and will have upon it four of the
(candidates' pictures. George K. Wood-1
ruff, secretary of the Seventh Ward
McLean club, has the matter In charge.
The Very Atr
filled with E-erms of GRIP ! If vou
have so far etcaped, your turn may
come to-morrow.
Honey of
and Tar
should be taken at the first sign of
Grip. It cures, 35V 50, 1.00 per
bottle; the largest size cheapest. At
all druggists. Take no substitute.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in One Minute.
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fitenmer JOHN H. KTARIN, Captain Me
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