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them ready for tomorrow. Mr. Pratt
and his shadow, Goodnow, \vi]l need all
the tears left on earth to wash away
their disappointment and grief.
A well known Democrat went to Re
publican beatiqoartera Saturday night
and offered to bet $000 to $'200 that Mr.
Titian would win over Pratt. There
were no takers.
J. H. Paris, the Democratic candidate
for ihe 3enate in the Thirty-first dis
trict, will be elected beyoud a doubt.
He is ruuiiiug against E. G. Potter,
whose ret'ord as aiderraan of the city
council was not the best. The latter has
also been a candidate for oflice in the
neighborhood of half a bozen times, and
the people in his district are determined
that some other man shall have a
The polls tomorrow will be open from
0 o'clock in the morning to 7 o'clock in
the evening. Democrats,cast your votes
early! Don't let it fro to the last mo
ment. It is important to the ticket that
every Democrat in the city gets to the
polls at as early an hour as possible.
The Irish-Americana of the First
ward met Saturday Bight and passed
resolutions condemning the action of a
few disgruntled politicians in ereatiug
disseusion among the voters of the
ward, with a view to injure the chances
c l Mr. Kiiciili, senatorial candidate in
the Twenty-niutb district. The Irish-
Auiericaus of the ward will stand by
him to a man.
Things to be thankful for after elec
tion :
The tbatetnent at the candidate's cigars.
Tbat bamebody will oe elected.
Certain prophets will l>e silenced.
Kuttte Kelson will have leisu.e to square
binj.-elt with the Great Northern roau.
That (..oodnow autl Pratt can return to
Uieir tecittmate business of telling meal.
That the fellows who have bet ou Thian
Will have money.
That Mart Wuitcomb is alderman from the
Fourth ward.
That the chairmen who introduced candi
dates as "the next" this or that will have
1 hat certain "geininen of colah"' will lose
their prestige.
That J'.;<ise Willis" majority was some
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That ihe calamity newspapers will begin
to think Mr. Oweu not such a dangerous lei
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Thai the people can always be trusted.
It may as well be stated now that
somebody is sroing to beiwoefuily dis
appointed tomorrow evening.
There were some 1,500 American citi
zens manufactured by naturalization
clerks at Democratic aud Republic-Mi
headquarters last week.
It is to be hoped that Robert Pratt
will regain his voice Wednesday morn
It is rumored that tardiness in comiug
to time with assessments will blight the
vote of the Republican judiciary candi
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Candidate November 5,
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Candidate November 6,
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Red-Hot Reading: for the
Voters of the Flour }
Mr. Pratt and the Long-
Haired Gentleman Are
Shown Up.
Stevens, of the Democratic
Committee, Shows He Can
Sling- a Pen. •
The following open letter was issued
yesterday by the Democratic city com
mittee, it will prove Interesting read*
Open Letter to Secretary Trussell. Re
publican City Committee. Quite Per
sonal. The "Ofliciai Record' of Ed
A. Stevens, as Be vised by Himself.
To S. L. Trussell, Secretary Repub
lican City Committee—Sir: In thodocu
ment prepared t>y luyself, and purport
ing to be "The Aictermanie Record of
Robert Pratt, the Republican Candidate
for Mayor," and issued by tti« Demo
cratic city committee, you will find no
vilification of character, and no slur or
innuendo. Every statementtheie in made
is borne out by" the official proceedings
of the city council, aud the date.volume
and pace is cited.
In your response you do not and dare
not question the accuracy of the state
ments made by myself, but, following
the lead of your candidate—or, more
properly, of those who are coaching him
—you dedge the matter and pass it by as
"unfair and misleading."
If you will point out in what respect
the proceedings have been misquoted 1
will publicly retract. You have not and
dare not even preteud to do so, and can
not do so. But instead of attempting so
to do, you virtually admit the truth, by
claimiug that certain Democratic alder
men were m the same boat. Suppose
they were-does that change the tacts?
They ar<a not now candidates for office-
Robert Pratt is.
This is a personal note, and not an
ofheiai on«. ana is not designed as a
response to your "Dying Appeal." but
simply in reply to so much thereof as is
personal to myself. You have seen tit
to throw mud. 1 will confine myself to
the strict letter of the truth, and en
deavor, once for nil, to nail a campaign
lie. often repeated, but not heretofore
fathered by anybody. I have long
waited Tor this ehauce, and thank you
for it. -
You seek to throw discredit upon my
statement by saying that it is signed by
"ihe well known Ed A. Stevens."
which is true; but, thank God, 1 have
not been publicly accused during this
campaign of falsifying returns to the
city council, or proving a traitor to my
party or committee. You have been,
and "mud-slinging" comes with a good
grace tram you. In your statement
you prove yourself to be a deliberate
assassin of character—the meanest work
a human being can engage in. Mo
wonder your chairman did not sign
your production; possibly your city
committee will again publicly repudiate
your wsrk and enter anoiher'disciaimer
of responsibility.
In order that no question rhall ba
raised, I quote from your circular the
portion personally excepted to—word
for word and letter for letter. Here it is;
"Of course. Ed Steveus now opposes
Pratt. In ISBS, Pratt was a member ot
the committee which investigated the
charges brought against the police force
in general and against the police clerk
in particular. As a result of that in
vestigation. Mr. Pratt urged the sum
mary discharge of th« police clerk, and
the committee finally requested Mayor
Pillsbury to ask the resignation of *Ed
A. Stevens as police clerk, and thus the
city lost the service of that eminent
statesman. [See Joseph Lee's sworn
testimony on 'How 1 paid $50 for a
First, let me ask why you did not
quote the volume aud page? Y rou kuow
—so do 1! The whole record was sup
pressed by Robert Pratt. The council
proceedings do not show that any inves
tigation was ever had, aud you kuow
and I will prove it later on In this cir
cular) that the committee dared not
make a report'to the council. You also
know that when Kobert Pratt stated at
the People's theater that I had sup
pressed this portion of his record he
either lied deliberately, or, parrot like,
repeated the statement prepared by an
other, without looking it up himself.
There is no official record—Pratt took
care that there should be none. But,
luckily, a record was made elsewhere,
as you will discover; and possibly you
may conclude that you have "been
'•monkeying with a buzz saw."
What Are the Facts?
In April, 1884, George A. Pillsbury
was elected mayor. I had just recov
ered from typhoid-Dueuinotiia, and my
physicians (Drs. Kimball aud Ames) ad
vised against hard work or anything
likely to involve much mental strain.
1 was practically penniless (my normal
condition), and Charles A. Pillsbury
came to my rescue. I was nominally
appointed police clerk, in reality as tho
mayor's private secretary (after con
sultation with Dr. Ames and others),
and have reason to believe tnat those
most interested never regretted it, or
ever suggested that (as a Democrat) 1
ever tout any partisan advantage of any
of the transactions of the office. About
eiehteeu months later I incurred
the displeasure of one of the city coun
cil committee on police, and he in
formed the committee as to certain idle
gossip relative to sundry members of
the department, myself among the num
ber. The committee, which consisted
of George W. Cooley. David M. Clougli,
Robert Pratt, Albert Lawrence and W.
W. Sly—all Republicans—concluded to
have a secret investigation, and pro
ceeded without asking permission of
the council. I knew nothing of what
was going on until suddenly summoned
to appear before the committee. 1 then
objected to any star-chamber proceed
ings, but insisted that the doors be un
locked, aud that everybody who
cared to should be allowed to
be present, including the news
paper reporters. It was so ordered
by a majority of the committee—Pratt
and Sly objecting—aud 1 was put upon
the witness Bt»nd. No charges were
then (or at any other time) preferred,the
statement being made that the commit
tee were simply "investigation," but
later nearly all the investigtng was con
fined to myself, the then chief of police
(a Republican) having "received a tip"
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to take a leave of absence. I had noth
ing to conceal and concealed nothing -
no adverse testimony was offered which
commanded the re?pßcT" of my
euomid's. Keepers of brothels and their
patrons were sworn-their testimony
taken dowi\lj] shorthand and copied at
length— aud yet you barely refer to ona
item, tne statement of Joseph Lee, who
made his living out of the rental of
bawdy housed. Why do you not men
tion the testimony shown to liav*» be«n
purchased? Pratt knew of it!
The investigation lusted for a week,
during which garbled reports were pub
lished in the papers and statements de
liberately distorted In the effort to make
out a case. No report was ever made
to the city council. AltJ. Clough, Uooley
and Lawrence washed their hands of
the whole business, while Sly aud Pratt
suggested to the mayor the advisability
of calling for my resignation, because
of the scandal which they had caused,
whereupon 1 notitied him that he could
dismiss me, but that 1 would not resign
under charges. Mayor Pillsbury was too
honorable to place me In a false position
and, weeks afterward, when it was evi
dent that the committee would do noth
ing further in the matter, I relieved the
mayor from further trouble by tendering
my resignation, to taue effect one month
later, provided it was admitted that no
Mte had been made out against me,
and the resignation was so accepted.
Meanwhile, disgusted with the one
sided reports published in the papers,
Charles A. Pifisbury again proved him
self a friend in ne«d by hiving the true
story published at advertising rates iv
the Journal.
The foregoing is either true or false.
If true, you are an assassin of charac
ter. If false, you can easily prove its
falsity through the centlenMn 1 have
named, as well as by others to be cited
later. After the publication by Charles
A. I'ilisbury the editorial page of the
Journal iNov. 28, 18S5) contained au
article front which 1 quote: ,
"When Ed A. Stevens entered the
oftieo the so-called records of his
predecessors were in wretched shape.
.Now, after two years, it may be &aid to
Stevens' credit that no better or clearer
set of records of a police department
exist in the country today. llw kuowl-
cdce of iaw and lone experience with
city ordinances as clerk of the munici
pal court made him a sort of legal aci
viter to the city officials on many ques
tions involviug law points tor which he
has shown his adaptability iv the re
cent investigation."
And the newspapers vied with each
other in getting expressions of opinion
from prominent citizens on the merits
of the investigation. Of the many
printed the following are fair samples:
Frederick Hooker, district judge. de»
ceased, said: "The evidence fails in
any decree to show wherein Stevens is
in any way implicated. He is greatly
misunderstood and a tar better man
than many suppose."
John P. Rea. district judge, said:
"Stevens ought not to have been called
upon for a defense, but he made one
that is complete beyond all question.
As to the bribery talk I personally know
that much of it comes from parties who
tried to bribe him and failed—and no
small amounts were mentioned either.?'
.John G. Woolley (ex-county attorney)
said: "No man ever more thoroughly
exonerated himself. Stevens' vindica
tion was complete. He crushed his ene
mies without compromising any one
outside of the case."
Frank F. Davis (county attorney) said:
"The so-called evidence against Stev
ens was a mass of rot; his deleuse com
plete and overwhelming."
William P. Roberts (attorney) said:
"Few men can haudie pitch with safety,
but Stevens cleared himself beTorecom
mencing his side of the case."
William E. Hale, ex-county attorney,
said: "Nothing in the evidence to Im
plicate Stevens, at all."
L. A. Dunn, uwvy assistant city attor
ney, said: "Nothing very damaging »•■»
far, and 1 guess they have got to the end
of their rope."
J. H. Giddings, attorney, said: "Stev
ens knocked them out, except in the
Lee matter, and that was first brought
to the attention of the committee by
himself, and was satisfactorily ex
James A. Worrall (deceased) said;
"Stevens was a sure winner from the
start Look at the class of witnesses
brought against him. He literally
crushed them to atoms."
Charles B. Leonard (attorney) said;
"YVhen the prosecution dosed soma one
said 'there is not evidence enough to
haiitf a cat,' and ha hit the nail on the
head; and that was before Stevens
opened Ins batteries."
Sampson A. Keed (attorney) said,
"The case would have been dismissed
in any court or justice on the defend
ant's motion without hearing his wit
nesses, after trie prosecution rested, lc
is evident tliat some people are at raid
of Stevens and undertook to down him,
but it was too bit a contract."
Remember that each and every one of
the foregoing were then and neariy all
now living still are Kepublicans. Demo
cratic testimony was not anxiously
sought, but among others were the
Eugene M. Wilson (deceased) said:
"The prosecution has not made out a
case in auy respect whatever."
William U. Donahue (attorney) said:
"I have watched the case ciosely.
Stevens' argument was a masterpiece
and his defense complete. He fought
against terrible odds and defeated his
enemies at every point."
Look over the papers of that date, and
see if these quotations are "unfair and
misleading." And if you want to hear
from a real live witness, listen to Loren
Fletcher, your candidate for congress,
who years aiterward made the follow
ing statement under oath, in response
to a question as to how the citizens'
committee happened to employ Ed A.
Stepheus, to watch Minneapolis' inter
ests during the census:
"We wanted a man on whom wo
could implicitly rely—a man who was
thoroughly posted vii the city anil whose
statements would not be questioned.
We remembered that Ed was the city
government during the Pillsbury ad
ministration and came out on top, and
we employed him. :>
The foregoing is absolutely true, and
Robert Pratt, as a member of the com
mittee, knows it. His insinuation to
the contrary is simply another evidence
of the "loose and uubusiness-like ways"
for which he was unanimously censured
by the city council in connection with
the "city hall repairs" steal (see vol. 12,
page 51), and the fact that other mem
bers of the committee were also cen
sured doesn't relieve him—it simply in
dicates that there were more than one of
a kind.
1 liope hereafter to hear no more as
to "Ed Stevens' record as police clerk."
Possibly you would be equally pleased.
Municipal Court—Lest you attempt
to spring other cowardly statements," I
will add that during the years 1881 and
1882 1 was clerk of the municipal ueurt
aud handled over $00,000 of the city's
funds — largely inauo up of antries
of 5, 10 and 15 cents, aud that (see coun
cil proceedings of May 2, 1883) the
council committee on accounts of city
officeiß reported finding my accounts in
all respects correct, and that in addi
tion the city comptroller reported that
they "bore evidence of straightforward
ness and correct accounting," which
report was approved by an unanimous
Park Oomraissioners—Until recently
the proceedings of the board of park
commissioners were not officially pub
lished. The books and records in the
possession of the board show that, as
secretary, in 1886 and 1887 1 handled over
one hundred thousand dollars, and paid
off all employes. They further show
that at the expiration of my term an
expert accountant devoted several days
to Rointr over my work, and that he
found every cent accounted for.
You have held public office! Do you
desire comparisons? Or Is tins a case
wherein "comparisons are odious?"
In conclusion, sir, let mo advise - you
hereafter to "look before you leap"—
remembering that it is not always wise
tor one to climb a tree to show his
And If you ever need a witness (who
stands better than yourself in your own
party) to give you a certificate, and
one that you can bet on as strictly true,
call on Ed A. Stevens.
Residence 2814 Micullet Avenue, Miv-
neapolis, Minn.. Elector Eighth Ward,
Fifth Election District;
-.•^ Addenda. j ■;: -I
Since the "foregoing was iv type the
writer finds that he lias a column of
space left, and (on his own responsibil
ity) devotes it to a review of the cir
cular issued by Mr. Trnssell- relative to
the alleged records of Robert Pratt aud,
Louis K. Thlan. . . > ;
Mr. Trussell will please notice that
nothing is dodged— the truth being ad
mitted or the misstatemeiUs corrected
or qualified/the "headings" being those
of Mr. Trussell. . _„
- llobert Pratt. .•-^ •
Education—Admitted that he was a
good soldier. Denied that he or any;
other volunteer or regular "served fflpr,
years witnout missing a roll call," or
that he was in "all the great battles or
the Army of the Potomac from Yotlt
town to Appomattox." Nor was any*
other regiment, company or man. .
Politics—Admitted that he now is a*
ReDUblicau, and has been when noli
miniating with Prohibitionists and $!'IH
saders. ' -t>-i i
Vote-Getter—Admitted that in ths
Third ward during ihe Pillsbury wavei
he received a large vote, and that^e
was buried in tho same ward \vne"n<
(after the term) he was a candidate for
CJas Committee—Denied that Pratt
"forced down the price of gas." Ad
mitted that th« gas company claims to
have lost money—it always has. Not
known that the company votes at all.
North Minneapolis Tunnel—.Denied
that Pratt is entitled to any credit what
ever save in presenting a formal resolu
tion prepared by City Engineer Rinker
and handed to I'ratt because part of the
tunnel was in his ward.
Bridging Railroad Tracks—Every one
knows that City Attorney (now judge)
Seagrave Smith and his predecessor (J.
11. Cross) are the ones entitled to credit.
It was "<v proud day" for both.
Eight Hour Day—Admitted that one
Democrat and all the Republicans voted
as Pratt did, which fact fails to change
Pratt's record on the subject.
Pratt's Workmen—No knowledge as
to what they think of him. Are dealing
with his public record only.
City Hall Repairs—We fail to see
how tho fact that other committeen c 1
did wrong changes the fact that Pratt
was officially censured for "loose and
unbusinesslike ways."
City Work by the Day-The fact that
Mills may have voted wrong is no ex
cuse for Pratt not voting right.
Snelling Avenue—The facts are not
denied. Why plead the baby act?
Ed Stevens Opposes Pratt—You know
more about thai now than you did.
Five Cents a Ride—Admitted that
after voting both ways Pratt accident
ally got on tho safe side.
illuminating Nicoilet Avenue—Ad
mitted that it vvas "a big advertise
ment." "Who paid the freight?"
Franchises—The main facts are too
well known. Pratt voted to create a
monopoly in natural gas.
Patrol Limits—Admitted that Pratt
favored them—outside of his own ward.
Nomination for Mayor — Admitted
thafr he said that he "stands on his
public record." We propose to keep
him there.
Lou it R. Th ia ii.
Education—Admitted that he has a
good one.
Politics—Admitted, save the allega
tion of ruling two horses.
Vote Getter—He won when his party
won and lost when his party lost. '*Re
ceived less votes than Buxton." and
proposes to make up the difference at
Pratt's expense.
As an Attorney—Admitted tliat^ he
has sometimes been employed irf d«;~
fending disreputable parties, as has an
occasional ReDublican lawyer. Bren
Russell and Jamison (now candidates
for re-election) have done liKewise. He
would probably defend Trussell if
called upon.
As Couuty Attorney—Admitted that
he received more pay for more work
than did his Dredecessor for less. It is
understood that County Attorney ;Nye
has not refused the increase.
Nomination for Mayor — Admitted
that several well-known Democrats de
clined the honor and alleged that Tfiian
didn't steal it. Ask Boardman'how'it
was in Hie Republican -conventions Is
it not cheeky tor Trussell to question
the moral status of Tnian's supporters?
Consistency — Admitted that Thlan
has lots of it. Why was this heading
overlooked by Trussell in making up
Pratt's record?
The questions asked by Trussell of
the voters will be answered by them on
Tuesday. By Wednesday morning he
will know "which is the man they want
for mayor." Serenely,
Ed. A. Stevens.
Great Preparations in the City
Clerk's Office.
City Clerk Haney and his assistant,
Mr. Sturtzel, have had their hands full
the past few days in completing ar
rangements for handling the local elec
tion returns Tuesday night. For two
days some twenty-live men and almost
as many teams have been hard at work
delivering tne booths to the 12G polling
places throughout the city.
The long hnll leading from the city
clerk's office iv the city hall has been
boarded up and temporary racks built
on each side to receive the rid, white
and blue ballot boxes. The local news
papers have made arrangements with
the city clerk to hate the returns
brought direct to his office by special
messengers. For this purpose 100 of the
crack bicyclists of Minneooolis, some of
whom can tread a mile in Class B time,
have been engaged. They will all be
provided with a badge. Chief of Police
Smith has given them special permis
sion to ride on the sidewalks in case the
streets are too muddy. '
L. R. Thian, Democratic candidate
for mayor, was kept on the huslle yes
(erday. lie spoke at meetings in" the
First, Second, Third. Fifth, Sixth,
Ninth, Tenth aud Eleventh wards. In
each of these localities he was enthusi
astically greeted ayd made an excellent
At 7:15 tonight the Sixth ward Demo
cratic club will meet at their headquar
ters, corner of Cedar and Washington
avenues, and march in a body to Nor
manna hall and then to Dauia hall,
where meetings will be held. The Sixth
ward Democrats have been particularly
active this campaign and tonight will
indulge in music aud fireworks all along
the line of the precession. The Orpheus
Singing society will render selection* at
both halls. The sneakers will be L. K.
Thian, U. T. Erickson, P. B. Win3ton,
J. H. Nickell, D. B. Johoson, Thomas
P. Dwyer, Aid. Rand aud P. P. Swen
The Afro-American Democratic club
will hoid a meeting tonight at 306 First
avenue south. Fred McGhee, of St.
Paul, is billed to speak.
The Democrats of the Fourth ward
held an enthusiastic rally at 1701 Sixth
avenue north last evening. The speak
ers were C. A. Quist, D. B. Johnson,
George F. Porter, Pi of. A. M. Hool, Dr.
W. J. Byrnes aud Henry S. Mead.
There will be a big Democratic meet
ing at Uermania hall in Northeast Min
neapolis tonight under the auspices of
the Thian Franco-Americau Citizens'
club. The speakers will be L. R. Thian,
A. Phillips, O. Tessler, A. Christello, J.
L. Kiichli, Ed Peltier, D. B. Johnson.
Dr. Laltberte and others.
Will Stand bj Smith.
The friends of N. I. Uolburn, the Re
publican candidate for aldermau in the
■Seventh ward, have not been dismayed
by the efforts that ar« being put forth to
elect W. F. A. Smith, the Democratic
nominee. At lirat there were many
Democrats who proposed voting
for Woodward, but they have
discovered that by bo doing
they are liable to decrease the Demo
cratic vote enough to allow another Re
publican than Woodward to slip In, and
they have returned to Smith, in order to
keep the ward from coins:; to Colburn.
This, of course, injures Woodward's
chances more than Colburn's, and the
Seventh ward people say that the race is
between, Colburu ami Smith. '-
Constitutional Government
Has Nothing to Fear From
The Enthusiastic Democrats
Rally in All Parts of
the City.
Prayers for the Repose of
the Soul of the
"Church and Country" was the sub
e ct of Father Cleary's discourse at St.
Charles' church last evening. As an
ntroduction to his sermon of the even
jiiiir, he gave a parting shot at Mr. Mor
igau and I.is apologists. He said in this
"Mr. Morgan and his courteous Chris
tian champions of tins city, standing on'
a lofty pedestal of self-righteousness,
like their patron salut, the Pharisee of
the temple, who had no sins to bemoan,
affect to be greatly shocked at ray rude
ness and audacity, because I have pre
sumed to hurl back at thoic some of the
missiles they have been discharging at
my church and my co-religionists for
jeate. Baptist ministers of this city
have been vilifying the Catholic church
and our Catholic people in the most out
rageous manner, almost since the city's
foundation. They have called us trai
tors to our country, have branded us
hi slaves to a vile and debasing
superstition, nave taken procclnent
part in political meetings, like the ven
erable pastor of the First Baptist
church last Saturday evening, have
filled the public press with their vile
vomitings against a religion which
they are uuable to appreciate, and when
people have become weary of their igno
rant and stale repetitions of oft-refuted
calumnies against Catholics, they invite
a notorious and disgruntled political
bankrupt, more unscrupulous than
themselves, to occupy their disgraced
pulpits, for the purpose of calumniating
heroic and self-sacrificing women, and
of dishonoring the names and the mem
ories of the most noble and saintly
heroes who have sanctitied the wilder
nesses of this Western world. Then
their tender, pbarisaical sensibilities
are shocked when the vileness of
their methods and the baseness of
their conduct are laid bare. Do these
men imacine that they can continue
with impunity to charge us with treach
ery to our native land, with hostility to
the institutions that we love, with de
ceitful cunuing and base efforts to keep
the people in the bondage of ignorance,
and that we shall never resent their
gross and insultiug impertinence? We
have kept silent too long under their
base insinuations. 1, for one. have in
me sufficient American independence
and manly courage to hurl in the faces
of the hypocritical foes of my cre«d
and the base libelers of my devotion to
the land of my birth, their dastardly in-
Binuatiaus and unmanly misrepresent'
atioiis. They have so long enjoyed a
monopoly of abuse and "vituperation"
against us Catholics iliac they seem to
expect us to kiss the hand that smites
us, and praise the tongue that reviles
all that we hold most dear. Turn the
light of honest and intelligent Amer
ican inquiry on their dishonorable war
fare against the church of all ages, of
all nations and of all races of men, and
the fair-minded people of this free and
glorious republic will come to realize
the dastardly insults these men have
been offering to American intelligence.
1 have no apology to inaite for my se
vere arraignment of Mr. Morgan" and
his clerical triangle. The professional
prevaricator has no rights that honest
men are bound to respect. His affected
assumption of superior intelligence and
sanctity will not shield him from the
scorn and contempt of sincere and can
did men.
"Church aud Country" is my topic for
this evening's discourse. The oue cares
for my spiritual welfare and guides me
to my eternal borne. The other guards
my temporal interests, and protects me
in the exercise and enjoyment of the
sacred rights conferred ou me by my
Creator. Each is supreme in its own
sphere; each has certain limits within
which it is restricted, in well organ
ized society, each must be protected in
its independence, so that each cau la
bor for us own respective end, accord
iug to its own intrinsic nature. Listen
to the teachings oi Pope Leo XIII. in
his encyclical on the Christain state:
"God has divided the charge of the
human race between the two powers,
the ecclesiastical and the civil; one set
over divine things and the other over
human things. Each is supreme in its
own kind; each has certain limits
within which it is restricted. What
soever in human affairs is la any man
ner sacred, pertaining to the salvation
of souls or to the worship of God and
the iike, uelongs to the church. .Bui all
other things which are embraced in the
civil or political order ate rightly sub
ject to the state.
"A free church in a . free state," the
happy relation that exists in-our coun
try, is the ideal condition longed for by
the Church of Jesus Christ. Where a
union of church and state exists thereis
the ever present danger that the church
Will become the creature of the state,
and depend too much on the complacent
good will of the government. The
church has invariably suffered from a
coalition with the stat«. When the head
of the church is at the same time the
chief ruler of the realm, as in Eusrland,
the people loss respect for both church
and civil power, on account of the
strange and often perplexing comming
ling of secular aud ecclesiastical
authority. All the church asks for
and all that It has a right
to claim, is perfect freedom to carrj on
the divine work which Christ confided
to its care. The state has never received
from God or the people the right or
authority to define for men their relig
ious creea. To the church has not been
entrusted the people's political welfare.
Catholics have not sought nor hoped for
political supremacy for their church in
this free land. They are just as jealous
of the rights of the state, of their own
political rights, as auy class of Ameri
can citizens can be. They would have
nothing to gain by ecclesiastical su
premacy, and do not desire that the
church should dictate the politics of the
people. Here is the language of Car
dinal Gibbons, spoken in Rome, the
center of Catholic faith, on the occasion
of being made a cardinal of the Church
of Rome:
"The Catholic church in the United
States owes its great progress to the
civil liberty we enjoy in our enlight
ened republic. The church has been
often hampered in her divine mission.
She has been forced to struggle for ex
istence wherever despotism has cast its
dark shadow, like a plant shut out from
the blessed sunlisrht of heaven. But in
the geuia' atmosphere of liberty she
blossoms like the rose."
Constitutional government has noth
ing to fear from the influence of the
church, or from the spiritual power
which it exercises, by virtue of the
commission confided to it by the Savior
of mankind. Lawful civil authority
will liiul its best and most reliable sup
port in the church, that teaches its
members the Christian duty of loyalty
and submission to established authority.
Reiieion Is the great conservative force
in human society, sustaining the rights
of just government and restraining the
waywardness of discontented aud rest
less individuals. . - ■>.
Anarchy is the unworthy child of ir
religiou and agnosticism. From irre
iigion. therefore, the state lias' much to
fear, for U Is the insidious poison that
imperceptibly, it may be, destroys the
very life of a nation. ■• " ; .
Americans wno honestly love their
country and its froe institutions, wilt
always foster most friendly relations
towards the church of Christ, and will
bo mindful of Washington's warning,
that a free people will in vain hope to
establish morality, without the powerful
aid of religion.
No church could destroy or undermine
this government if It desired to do so,
and no church will have any such de-
Eire, for this free laud is the fairest field
in which it has been the fortune of the
church of God to harvest souls for the
kingdom of heaven, since Christ con
quered death and sin.
They Chloroform Mrs. Aich and
Hob the House.
A daring ami, in its way, sensational
burglary occurred shortly after 12:15
yesterday morning at the liome of Ed
wid Aich, head bookkeeper for J. C.
Oswald A Co., who resides at 502 East
Twenty-sixth street, Mrs. Aich being
chloroformed and the entire house rau-»
sacked. Happily, however, the bur
glars got away with only $175 in cash
and a gold watch, they be-ing frightened
away by the arrival home of Mr. Aich
at 12:30.
Entrance to the house was effected by
means of the rear door, a pair of nip
pers being used to turn the key in the
lock. Tue thieves in the house at once
proceeded to the diuiug room, wuere
the first helped themselves to wine on
the sideboard and a few dozen cigars,
and then they proceeded to gather up
all the silverware to be found and
placed it on the dining room table ready
to bo moved. Betore tb.it:, however,
one of the uair went up stairs to the
front bed room, where Mrs. Aich was
sleeping. A big piece of cotton satur
ated with chloroform wa> placed over
her nose and mouth.
Misery After Meals.
The oppressive embargoes levied upon
the inner man by his inveterate enemy,
dyspeps a, after meals, are lifted and
the yoke cast off by that sovereign
niediciual liberator from, bodily ail
ments, Hosteller's Stomach Bitters.
Heartburn, flatulence, oppression at the
pit of the stomach, the presence of bile
where it does not belong, are alike rem
edied by this potent reformer of a dis
ordered condition of the gastric organ
and the liver. It is the prince of tonics
and stomachics, invigorating at tho same
time that it remedies. Both appetite
and sieep aie improved by it. A wine
glass before or after meals, aud before
retiring, will be found an effl cleat res
torative of the ability to digest and
assimilate and to rest tranquilly. Use
it for malarial, kidney and rheumatic
trouble and for constipation. For the
aged aud infirm it is highly beneficial.
They Were Pleasantly Entertained
by Good Speakers.
A largely attended meeting was held
at the Sixth ward Democratic head
quarters yesterday afternoon. The
audience was mainly composed of
Hebrews. The principal speakers were
P. B. Winston, D. B. Johnson, AI.
W. Meagher and Aid. Lackey. Mr.
Winston urged all present to
support the entire Democratic ticket.
Mr. Johnson confined himself to the
legislative, mayoralty and aldermanic
contests. He pointed out the necessity
of" electing a Democratic legislature.
He also said that, while L. R. Thian was
certain of election, his hands would be
tied if he was not supported by a Dem
ocratic city council. It was as important
to elect the Democratic aldermen as it
was a mayor.
M. W. Meagher spoke of the nomi
nees of the supreme bench. He called
attention to the power wielded by the
court of last resort, and said that no
mutter what legislation unirht be, if
that court svere hostile to the inter
ests of the people, it would be
nullified. He paid a glowing tribute
to the legal learning and upright
character of Judge John W. Willis, and
said that the only opposition to him was
from those whose interests are opposed
to the interests of the people. He urged
the election of Judee Seagrave Smith,
observing that no words of praise at his
hands were necessary In addressing a
Minneapolis audience. Judge Meagher
was loudly applauded.
A Child Enjoys
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, when
in need of a laxative, and if the father
or mother be costive or bilious, the most
gratifying results follow its use; so
that it is the best family remedy known,
and every family should have a bottle
ou hand.
It is.said a number of the Finlanders
have escaped from Chris Norbeck.
Is an absolute necessity of refined toilet
in this climate. Pozzoni's combines every
element of beau y and purity.
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Razors Hollow-Ground. Shears and Clip
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Their March Through China a
Succession of Delightful
Aided by Ships a Land Force
Takes Talienwan in Brill
iant Fashion.
Principal Portion of the Chi
nese Army Flees Toward
Yokohama, Nov. 4.—Advices re
ceived here from the front show that
there has been heavy lighting in the
country just north or Port Arthur. T c
dispatches received here are brief and
are silent on some important points. It
appears that Field Marshal Oyama di
vided his forces. While one division
landed on the east coast of the penin
sula north ot Talienwan, another divi
sion was detached with orders to effect
a landiuar near Kin-Chow arfd to proceed
thence and join the main body of the
army. This operation was a complete
success. The Japanese encountered no
Chinese warships and the transports
reached Kayeuko and disembarked
troops, guns, horses aud munitions in
safety. Kin-Chow, which is a walled
town, aud which was believed to be held
by a large garrison, was immediately
attacked. The outer defenses were car
ried by the Japanese after a few hours'
fighting. The Chinese made little fur
ther resistance and the Japanese were
Masters of tlte Place.
In the meantime, the Japanese fleet,
which had conveyed the transports,
opened a heavy fire on Talienwan and
Kayenko. The firing scarcely ceased
for many hour*. Covered by the lire
from the ships the land force attacked
and captured TaMenwan in a brilliant
fashion. The dispatch states that the
losses were heavy. They also mention
that an important naval engagement
occurred Saturday, but give no details.
Yesterday was the forty-second anni
versary of the birth of the miKado.
There will be great public rejoicing to
morrow over the victories thus far won
by the Japanese armies. Up to the time
of sending this dispatch there has been
no confirmation of the report of the
capture of Port Aithur. Field Marshal
Yamagata's army continues its victori
ous inarch. The division under Gen.
Tatsuiui pushed forward and
Captured Fung-Wane-Chins,
as already cabled to the Associated
l'ress. The enemy was scattered, and
fled in the direction of Takusan, Kaijoa
and Ho-Tenfu. No fighting is men.
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i tioned a3 having occurred at Fung*
Wang-Ching, but it is alleged, that 300
Chinese were killed at Taikai.. Field'
Marshal Yamagata's official dispatch,
says that the detachment under Gen.
Tatsumi has occupied Fung-Wang*
Chiug, a fort which ranks in import
tance next to Moukden. The principal i
portion of the Chinese army lied
twa rds Mousden and the remainder la
the direction of H&ichen and Takusan.
The Chinese inhabitants who haye 1
been plundered by the Chinese soldiers'
welcomed the Japanese army. The 1
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of artillery ammunition. 2,500.000 rounds
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Slavs ' and Polanders Listen t<J
Democratic Speeches.
The Slavonic schoolhouse on Bo
hemian flats was densely crowded yes-«
terday afternoon, the occasion being a
Democratic rally. The Slavs and Pc~
landers turned out in large num
bers and listened attentively to
the various speakers. several
of whom spoke in their own
language. Among those who addressed
the meeting were P. B. Winston, D. B.
Johnson, M.W. Meagher, M. McDonald,
Alonzo Phillips.Cliarles F. Baxter, Lars
M. Hand. L. Polinski, C. R. Ravatski
and J. Gunderson. Aid. Rand called
attention to a circular which had been
issued in opposition to him, and char
acterized it as malicious and iibelous.
P. B. Winston dwelt on the necessity
of every voter observing care in mark*
ing his ticket properly. D. B. Johnson
briefly enumerated the eood qualities of
all of the Democratic nominees. Mr.
Gunderson dwelt on the good work done
by P. B. Winston in the last legislature,
and M. W. Meagher counseled hard
work until the polls closed Tuesday
An Important Matter.
A very important matter in connec
tion with the election ot county otticer3
seems to have escaped the notice of the
general public—the selection of juries.
The county auditor, register ot deeds
and one of the district court judges select
the names of 1,000 petit jurors to act
for the ensuing year. During the last
two years many attorneys complain of
thejr inability to secure verdicts tor
their clients when corporations or rich
firms are the defendants. This may
be only accidental, but it cm
be seen at a glance that if the
county auditor and reeister of deeds,
or either of them, were susceptible to
outside influences, the ouportuuity is
present tor them to act in a manner det
rimental to the best interests of the
community. If Albert Christello and
Geqrtre E. Leiigerwood be elected for
register of deeds and county auditor re
spectively, the people of Hennepiu
county will have no occasion to fintl
fault ou this score.
Honor to Nicholas 11.
The Russian population of Miuneapo
lis did honor to the new czar, Nicholas
11., yesterday. The ceremonial in
honor of the new sovereign was one of
the longest on record in the city. It
began at 9 o'cloct yesterday morning
and lasted until sixteen minutes of .: ia
the afternoon without cessation.

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