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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 1892. . THE DAILY JOURNAL MONDAY, JANUARY 11. 1802. TlSlilNfiTON OFriCE -313 Fourteenth st. Telephone Call. Euslr.f f s CSce 233 Editorial Rooms 212 1 TER3I3 OF SUKSCIUITIO DAI1.T BT MAIL. r'l7 cnlj. ene nvmtn f Daily onlj. tfcree racntha .......... 2.0o J'a.Ijr only, ii year K00 Ia:iy. tadadiDg bunday, one yer.. 10.00 buuOay oolj. one j ar Wtn;l FUR5UHED BT AGKXTi. rilr. rer "Wff k. by carrier ct t"cnlay, single coyy. ....... ........ o cts ljsiiy ALd fcunCAj, per wee, by carrier 20 cu - WIULT. Terjear $1.00 Reduced Kates to Clubs. FctcTttwlth any of oar numerous agents, or send mlecrtptioca to tho JOURNAL NEWSPAPER COMPANY, iKDLAjtAFCLU. Terrors sending the Journal through the malls In He Vnited Mate should put on an eiabtpage paper aoM-ac.vr pestajre tamp; on a twelve or sixteen-pape paper a rwo-cxjrr poMtae stamp. Foreign lttag e is utcallj double these rates. All communication! intended for publication in d it paper must, in order to rccet re utlcntion, be ac tinpanied by the name and address of the writer, THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL. Can te found at the following places: PAIIIS American Exchange 1a Paris. S3 Bonleraxl tie Capoetnea. 2 EW YORK Oil y nonce and Windsor Hotel. PHILADELPHIA A. r7 KemMe, S7J5 Lancaster avenue. CHICAGO Palmer House CINCINXATI-J. R. Ilawley & Co., 154 Vine street. LO V I RVT IXE C. T. Peering, northwest corner Third and JcCerson streets. BT. LOUIS Union News Company, Union Depot ad Soaihern JloteL WASHINGTON, D. C Rlggs House and Ehtoltt House. The campaign liar has began his work early in the Sentinel. Its reports of Re-publican primaries were contemptibly false. We sincerely hope the Sentinel 'will have better success in killing off. David 13. Hill than it had in electing Bynum Speaker, or is likely to have in preventing the confirmation of Judge Woods. TrmXew York Times remarks that Senator Hill's friends ought not to boast in public, at least," that Hill wrote Governor Flower's message. But the henchmen of Governor Hill obey orders. Democratic papers will please take notice that the British minister to Chili indorses United States Minister Egan ns able, discreet and dignified, and his whole course during the Chilian troubles ns commendable. To-day, at noon, Hon. William Mc-Kinley will be inaugurated Governor of Ohio. About the time ho takes the oath of office Ohio Democrats might ask themselves whether it paid to gerrymander him out of Congress. Tite Republican State committee in Wisconsin have already taken steps, to have the infamous gerrymander of the Democratic Legislature set aside, and to that end the Supreme Court will be asked to consider its constitutionality. In his Jackson-day speech, Mr. Cleveland denounced the Hill-Gorman tactics, if he did not call thoso leaders byname. He says that their policy of scheming and plotting is not Democracy. If not, what is it? Lot the history of the party tell. The people of the little republic of Switzerland, after witnessing the working of governmental management of railroads in neighboring nationalities, have voted two to one against the proposition to havo tho state purchase the railroads. The organs of Tammany Hall are loud in their demands for retrenchment in national affairs, but the fact that Tammany expended $25,8ol,369 last year in giving that city inefficient police, dirty streets and inadequate public schools, and wants 27,100,501 to expend next year, does not seem to trouble them. It Is not strictly true, as an Eastern paper declares, that the Indiana Medical Society, as an organization, has declared against the Keeley method for treating inebriates. There is a difference between tho president of an association' and tho association itsolf when he is not acting under its instructions or authority. Wiien the Walker, or revenue, tariff was passed the United States was consuming eighty-eight pounds per capita of pig-iron. In 1802, after tho --reform" policy had been in operation five years, tho consumption of pig-iron was fifty-three pounds per capita. In 1S90, after nearly thirty years of protection, our people are consuming 318 pounds per capita, mmmmamm If Senator Palmer, of Illinois, could ewap his seat in the Scnato for one "in New Jerusalem," as he declared he would not, ho bad better make sure of the latter. A Democrat, and seventy-four years of ago according to the printed authorities, instead of seventy-two, he should not let any opportunity to be well fixed" in the New Jerusalem excape. The New York Times publishes an interview with Mr. William Dudley Foulke, of this State, in which ho is reported as saying that Indiana will surely go Democratic next year, and Xhat a folid delegation cannot be secured for Harrison. No doubt there was something wrong with Mr. Foulke's digestion th-3 day he was interviewed. Another time life will look brighter to him. The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle takes Senator Colquitt to task for deserting Mr. Cleveland and going over to Governor Hill, after being one of those who made Mr. Cleveland and his tariff policy the issue of iS88, when it was a blunder, and deserting him and his policy in 1692, when, upon tho. Cleveland issue, the Democrats can win. Upon this point the Chronicle is mistaken. Because the people know, more of protection than they did in 1SSS, they will sustain it. and Hill, Gorman and Colquitt seem to understand it. The story from Chicago concerning an alleged new secret organization called Knights of Reciprocity, of which cx-Assistant Postraaster-geueral Clark-Eon and other prominent Republicans are said to be promoters and managers, is more sensatioual than credible. Public opinion in this country is so decidedly opposed to secret political organizations that it would almost be at the risk of any man's political standing to be known as being identified with ono. There is a class of people who are always ready to enter secret societies of any kind, political or otherwise, bnt shrewd and experienced politicians are not apt to be caught that way. Tho story goes so far as to say that Mr. Blaine is chief pf the alleged organization. This is tho most incredible part of all. Some persons may be trying to form such n society, but it will not amount to anything. THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES. The results of the Republican primaries of Saturday wero almost without exception thoroughly gratifying. The object of the meetings was to elect members of the various county committees and delegates to district conventions to choose members of the State committee. The meetings were largely attended and were marked by a degree of earnestness and enthusiasm which augurs well for the future success of the party. Considering the fact that there was no special inducement in the way of speech-making or other campaign attractions to draw a crowd the attendance at the meetings was gratifyingly large, while the spirit manifested was one of earnest devotion to the Republican cause. So far as can be judged, the selections of county committeemen and of delegates to the district conventions were judicious and satisfactory. The indications are that the county committees generally will be composed of live, working Republicans, and there is every reason to believe that the State committee will be selected with the same degree of care. The meetings received additional interest from the fact that in some localities the anti-administration Republicans had been actively at work for some time making preparations to capture the meetings and control their action. As a measure of their strength the results should bo entirely satisfactory to the friends of the administration and of President Harrison. As a matter of justice, State pride and good politics, there ought not to be any opposition whatever to President Harrison in his own State. That there should be is one of tho cariosities of politics, but no more surprising than that there has always been more or less opposition to Mr. Blaine in his own State, and that John Sherman had to fight for his last re-election to the United States Senate from Ohio. It seems to be a rule of politics that wherever a man of decided ability attains political prominence in any State, developing a strong following, he also develops some opposition. No man can make many friends without making some enemies. Mr. Blaine has them, Mr. Lincoln had them, Garfield had them, Conkling, Morton, John A. Logan all had them. The fact, therefore, that there is some opposition to President Harrison among Republicans in his own State is not without precedent, although we think it without justification. It never was very strong, it is losing ground every day, and before the national convention meets there will be practically nothing left of it. In the meetings of Saturday the anti-Harrrison Republicans may have &ot a county committeeman here and there, and perhaps a few delegates to the district conventions, but not enough to amount to anything. As a political movement their demonstration was a failure, though it was beneficial in demonstrating that the President is strong among the people and that the opposition to him grows out of purely personal reasons. If the anti-Harrison Republicans in Indiana are satisfied with the result his friends certainly are, so there is no reason why all should not be happy. PARTI 8 AH STUPETACTI02T. Not by tho will of the people, but by the force of legal decisions, supplemented by the Infamous Dutchess County fraud, the Democracy will control the Legislature which Is to bo organized today. New York Tribune. The degree of stupefaction which partisanship can produce is illusirated in that remark. The Democrats carried New York State by nearly 50,000. On any fair apportionment they wonld have carried tho Legislature by a vast majority. Ilecause of the disfranchisement practiced by the Republicans, the victors by 50.000 at tho polls are barely able to secure the Legislature, and yet a great newspaper is so blinded by partisanship as to say that this was not by the will of the people. Indianapolis News. The above, from the evening organ of the Democratic party, is worthy tho Sentinel in its palmiest days of misrepresentation and falsehood, showing that a new convert is capable of descending to the lowest depth of partisan "stupefaction. The truth, knottn and read of all men who can read, is that New York has not been Democratic for a third of a century, except when some logil question or personal feud has been seized npon to tempoiarily tarn the State into Democratic hands, notwithstanding tho immovable Democratic hordes in tho hands of Tammany, in the city of New York. In 18C0 Mr. Lincoln carried the State by a majority of 50,130, and again, in 1801, by 6,719. In 1803 Seymour carried tho State by even ten thousand majority, but this was obtained, as everybody knows, by holding back the returns in tho city until it was known how many votes were necessary to overcome tho Republican votes in tho rural districts, und which gave majorities to Seymour in some wards greater than the entire population of tho wards, leading Governor Morton to say in tho Senate, when advocating the present election law, that if this method of counting majorities had changed tho result civil war would have been unavoidable. In 1872 Grant carried the State by a majority of G3.4G7. In 187C, the year of cipher dispatches, Mr. Tilden's majority was only 23,390 in a vote of 1,015,502. The next year, 1S77, though the Democrats carried tho State by a plurality of 11,2-16, they lacked 10.21G of a majority. In 1SS0 Garfield carried tho Stato by a plurality of 21,033 over Hancock and 3,571 majority over all. In 1S81 Mr. Cleveland carried tho Stato by the meager plurality of 1,149, which was not half the defection caused by tho Burchard blunder on tho evo of the election, but ho lacked 20,431 of half the votes cast at that election. In 1888 General Harrison had a plurality of 14.373 over Mr. Cleveland, while Cleve land lacked 24,875 of half the votes cast at that election. Exact figures of last November's election are not at hand, but if Mr. Flower received more than half tho votes cast his majority was very small. He had a plurality of about 48,000, and the Prohibition ticket received 33,621 votes. In the face of these figures, running through a third of a century, could there be a more striking case of "stupefaction" than the attempt to justify the deliberate violation of law and disregard of the decree of the court than that here exhibited by the pliant tool of the Democratic party! CONCERNING COLONEL CONGER. Colonel Conger, of Ohio, played a very disreputable part in Indiana politics on Saturday. Colonel Conger is opposed to President Harrison because he was not permitted to name the postmaster at Akron. His right to oppose the President for that or any other cause is unquestioned, but he should confine his opposition to the bounds of decency and not undertake to meddle in the local politics of other States than the one in which he lives. Colonel Conger is interested in tho glass-works at Elwood, and his business interests in this State furnish a pretext for occasional visits hero under false pretenses to meddle in Indiana politics. On Saturday he was in Anderson, at tho head of a crowd of at least one hundred men from Elwood and vicinity, who wore Blame badges. They had been drummed up by Colonel Conger, and were brought to Anderson for the purpose, if an opportunity offered, of trying to control the convention there. Many of these persons were Democrats, and they had free transportation from Elwood and their expenses paid. This dirty work was organized by Colonel Conger and others acting with him. The only reason why his crowd did not capture tho convention or make an open attempt in that direction was because they found it would not be expedient for them to do so. An overwhelming majority of the convention wero in favor of Harrison, and if tho Conger crowd had attempted to run the convention they would havo been promptly suppressed, andhe Democrats in the crowd would havo been ejected from the hall. Of course, there are Blaine men in Madison county, ns there aro in nearly every other county in the State and country, and those who are honestly so aro entitled to respect; but there is no room for such feeling towards a politician from a neighboring State who persists in trying to make his sore toe an issue in Indiana politics. In the recent senatorial contest in Ohio Colonel Conger was for Foraker, and when the Republicans of this and other States expressed their preference for Sherman they were curtly informed that the Republicans of Ohio could manage their own affairs. Colonel Conger will please take notice hereafter that the Republicans of Indiana are quite as little in need of outside assistance as those of Ohio. TnE business man in this city who has taken the trouble to write letters of inquiry to the firms which the Indianapolis News declared had reduced the wages of their employes, is unintentionally severe on the evening Democratic organ, in that it makes it the author of the slanders in the first place. This is not fair. The News was not the author of the list. In fact, the list has been drifting about the free-trade and Angioma-niac papers the past six months, and the News, as one of these organs, clipped it and laid it away against the time when it would be necessary to assail or slander an American manufacturer. It is true that the News left its readers to infer that it was the author of the list, but it was not. It was probably taken from the Chicago Herald, whoso echo on these matters the News is. At the time the Journal asserted, with the letters of two of the firms in its possession, that the statements made regarding the cut in tho wages paid were false. Of course, the News did not make the correction, and it will not heed the long list of denials which a manufacturer in this city has furnished the Journal. Not being able to sustain the freerade assumption by telling the truth, its champions have learned that a "lie well stuck to" is their best, in fact, their only, hold. Many years ago Sir Walter Raleigh said, "The shallows murmur, but tho deeps are dumb," but on Saturday it was proved to be true in the general result of the primaries in this city. Because the men who beliovo in the administration of President Harrison havo attended to their business and observed silence the loud and demonstrative hostility of a very few deceived many people. "I would not have left my business to come out here," said a well-known Washington-street 'merchant, "had I cot heard a man on the street boasting that the President's enemies wero going to carry his ward against hini.n "I don't remember to havo seen you at a primary before," said a Third-ward man to a leading business man. "You wouldn't have seen me to-night," was the reply, "but for this talk of beating President Harrison." "I am too ill to attend the primary to-night," said a well-known lawyer. "I was opposed to General Harrison's nomination in 1SS8, but now I am in earnest for his ro-nomination, so excellent an administration has he given the country, and I would like to say that to tho primary, but tho grip has me." The President's ward was not carried against him, the voto standing four to one in his favor. A New Yokk special says that three of tho officers of tho Miantonomah have been made deaf by the shock of the explosion of her guns, the drums of their ears having been ruptured. This. is not probable, as naval officers doubtless know how to avoid such a result, the rule on men-of-war being to stand on tip-toe and open tho mouth when a big gun is fired. It will be a disgrace to Indiana Republicans if tho State central committee is not organized solidly in tho interest of President Harrison. It will be a disgrace to the State if ho does not receive the solid snpport of tho delegation in the national conventiou. He has earned it by long years of earnest advocacy of Republican principles, by his eloquent speeches made in every campaign of the last twenty-five years, tand, above all, by his Sable and splendidaflministration. No mafiVught to be placcSt xn the State committee who is cot pronounced and outspoken for Harrison. If Mr. Blaine is nominated at Minneapolis we will all support him, but lot Indiana go there solid for the Indiana roan. The Kansas City Journal promptly disclaims for the people of Kansas any responsibility for the murders and troubles in the extreme southwestern part of the State. Those who are engaged in them are not natives of the State, and in no real sense are of its civilization. They are not within fivo hundred miles of the eastern border, and occupy a region which would still be left to the undisputed possession of the coyote and tho prairie-dog but for the ambitions of border . town-site and land schemers and followers, who will never be content to live amid the restraints of older and orderly communities. It is impossible to read the statements of the Baltimore sailors in regard to the Valparaiso affair without being convinced that they tell the truth, and that the Chilian authorities have been trying to conceal it. Not only do their stories bear internal evidence of truthfulness, but they all agree in stating that the attack on them was premeditated, unprovoked and simultaneous in different parts of the city. Whatever the final action of the Chilian government may be, its course thus far has been disingenuous and contemptible. Senator Sherman recently remarked that "the man whom the Democrats should nominate is Senator Carlisle, of Kentucky, but he is on the wrong side of the Ohio river." If Senator Sherman lived south of the Ohio river it would make no difference with the Republican party. Why should it with the Democratic! The Northern Democrats who have been voting all these years for men who did their utmost to help tho confederate cause ought not to have scruples about voting for a Kentucky man who during the war was mildly in favor of the Union cause. The nine cities computing for the national Democratic convention are Milwaukee, Kansas ity, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Detroit, New York, Buffalo, San Francisco and Cincinnati. Of these, New York and Buffalo are too far East, Milwaukee and St. Paul are too far north, Kansas City and San Francisco are too far west, Detroit is not quite far enough west, and Cincinnati is' a little too far south. It follows that Indianapolis is the proper place. The Terre Haute Express, in its account of the Democratic district convention held fin that city on Friday last, says: The feature of the convention was that Senator Voorhees .sat in the Circuit Court room just across the hall from the convention room, and it was not even suggested that a few remarks from the Senator would be in order. i-v . Perhaps they had heard the Senator's speech so often tliat they did not care-to hear it again.' TnE wisdom of President Harrison's official appointments has seldom been questioned. In these he has given great pubho satisfaction, and appointees are loyal to the administration to a man. Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. That shows they are good Republicans; and as everybody admits they are good officials, what more is needed! The following from a Paris cablegram of the 9th inst. is of interest just now. By influenza is meant the grip: If influenza Is especially dangerous on account of the complications that arise Irom It. it follows that Its true treatment Is to avoid the latter. These complications are pneumonia, pulmonary congestion, weakness of the nervous system and acidulous poisoning of the blood. To avoid such complications the patient should be kept rigorously lu bed po long ns there is the slightest fever or the slightest cough. Warm, aromatic potions should be given which ind ice perspiration, and by sweating eliminate toxlo products that encumber the blood. I have determined, by the way, that the sweat of a person suffering from lntluenza is twelve times more toxlo than that of a person In normal condition. Weak doses of sulphate of Quinine of from twenty-live to fifty centigrams should be given three times a day. The reason is this: Large doses make the patient sleep profoundly and destroy fever, but have no action whatever upou the poisons circulating In the blood, and even dlmiuish their destructibility. Hmall doses, on the contrary, given frequently, render more aotive exudation and elimination of these poisons which are the source of danger. Antlnvrlne. which Is ofen recommended as a specific tor influenza, should be mistrusted. This medicine depresses the nervous system, and closes the kidneys, which are the principal means of eliminating animal poisons. Consequently, it is more harmful than useful. To sulphate of quinine should be added alcohol In moderate doses, in the form of port wine or rrog. It U necessary, above all, when the fever has disappeared, and the patient wishes to go oat and resume his usual occupation, to insist upon convalescence in doors for from four to eight days, according to the seriousness of the attack. Such Is the general treatment. If the influenza becomes localized, and affects any particular organ, a local treatment should accompany this general treatment. To the Krtitor ot the Indianapolis Journal: 9ne of the great leaders of the Farmers' Alliance is claiming that John Sherman has gained great wealth by his many corrupt methods and questionable positions as a legislator. Will you give the facts as to the distinguished Senator's financial condltionl When any great leader4 makes such charges against John Sherman, Grover Cleveland or any other public- man. demand of him full evidence to sustain it. In the case of Mr. Sherman, there is no defense to tnako, because his record as a public man is above question. He is a man of some wealth, because, during his life-time, he has been a prudent and sagacious business man. He has been connected with a profitable manufacturing enterprise in Ohio, and has realized from real-estate investments both in Washington and Mansfield. No man who has any regard for his word will affirm that Mr. Sherman has been benefited by any vote of his more than other people. It is a very old slander. BUBBLES IN THE A11L Iteally Astonished. Billings Most astonishing thing I ever encountered. Here's a black hair in the butter. Mrs. Haahcroft So you are really surprised, Mr. Blllingsl Billings I am, Indeed. This butter's hair ought to bo gray. He Will Not Starve. 'This Is exceedingly tough," sail the heavy villain, as he watched the company's trunks disappearing in charge of a deputy sheriff. 'l guess I can stand it," said the low comedian. "I have two Jobs open. I've got a chance to go to making faces In a watch factory or drawing mugs in aaSeer nalL" vT ,; . Plainly Mrs. WattsWhat did yWtiean. by tellingMrs. Peppers, tt.a.t she woul&.lvtfoated as one of the family if she would come ind vjslt nsV. . Mr. Watts Meant Ju$;lu, said, of course. Mrs. WaliJpt -oourj yoii7 didn't. Do you mean Id sayar instance, that you would not help her to steak until after you bad picked oat tho best piece for yourself! Fr Back. Wiekwire Young Blngley. seems to carry a great deal of style. Wonder if ho has any money back of him! Yabsley Yes, away back. That is, he is always ahead of his income. Unconsidered Trifles. The percentages in crop reports, vital statistics, etc., are probably the work of the often-heard-of 'average man." Every little while some rrofessor of musio who "taught Pattl how to 6ing" turns up. The gentleman who taught her how to charge remains wisely in obscurity. A secluded srot-the ace up yonr elecve. Oh! Beg pardon! The other fellow's sleeve. Tho discovery of the grip bacillus bears about the same relation to the cure of the disease that the discovery of a "clew" does to the capture of a criminal. ABOUT PEOPLE AXD THINGS. The Rev. J. W. M. Williams, of Baltimore, has been pastor of the First Baptist Church in that city for forty years, and is yet without an assistant, although the church talks of giving him one soon. Why did the Jate Lord Lytton adopt tho com deplume of "Owen Meredith!" The Cyraro suggests that he did so in reference to his ancestress. Anne Tudor, daughter of Meredith ao Tudor, and daughter to the famous Owen Tudor. Mr. Walter Crane, the celebrated English artist and illustrator, seems to have thought better of his antics in Boston, and now that he is in Chicago he religiously refrains from any association with the Anarchists. When Mrs. Potter Palmer was abroad she was greatly interested in the fine school in Vienna where women are trained to cook and do hoisework. Lunches are served regularly to tho public, and the rooms are the pink of neat perfection. .The lunch counters have an army of regular patrons. The editors of the Christian Union, having recently written to Walter Besant, asking how he pronounced his came, be replies that when he was a boy in bis native town the first syllable of his name was accented, but that now he likes to have it pronounced with the accent on tho second syllable. The Archbishop of Canterbury canters about London on a cob of some spirit, whose brisk movements are calculated to keep down "the pride of the flesh" in his master. Of all the riding costumes seen in Kotten Bow, the Archbishop's is one of the oddest, being n combination of knee boota, shovel hat and apron. Dn. Jennie Lozier, the present president of Sorosis, is the proud and happy owner of a new house, which is most magnificent in architecture and most artistic in detail. It was built and furnished upon plans laid out by Dr. Jennie, and all the wonderfully artistic effects in the way of stained-glass windows, cosy corners, unexpected staircases and the like aro the direct result of her artistic taste. David Bruce, the inventor of the typecasting machine and the founder of the well-known type manufacturing hoase of Brace &. Co., is still living in South Fifth street, Brooklyn, and next month will celebrate his ninetieth birthday. He Is still in the full enjoymeut of all his faculties, reads without glasses and takes a daily stroll without the aid of a cane, notwithstanding both of his legs have been broken by accidental falls since his eightieth birthday. ON THE DEFENSIVE. Why Hill, Gorman and Others Now Urgo that Policy on the Democratic Party. To the Editor of the IntuanapoUs Journal! Flushed with victory in a contest against the McKinley tariff law a year ago, few would have believed that the great leaders on that side would to-day acknowledge themselves on the defensive so soon. Those who are berating Governor Hill, of New York, as a negationist in politics, in view of his late address, are cot so wise to see nor so frank to acknowledge the real situation. Such men as Senators Gorman, Brice, Hill, Sneaker Crisp and that class of far-seeing men are both wise enough to seo and confess, in terms at least, that the great masses of intelligent people honestly apprehend the fact that under the new tariff law prices of manufactured commodities, including tin-plate, cave cot increased. With the great masses of consumers who are constantly in contact with prices in all lines, this fact is worth more than all the words of all the theorists. Speaker Crisp and his strong lieutenants saw this long ago, and they were wise enough and strong enough to throw overboard the blatant Mills and his impracticable free-trade followers, and bring even Mr. Springer to see tho folly of bucking against inevitable facts which could elicit in the end but contempt and defeat. The late Albany speech of Governor Hill is but a recognition of the same palpable facts of the situation. The free-trade Mills people may denounce him for his advocacy of mere negation. But what could PeraGerton do after bis defeat at Champion Hill and retreat into Vicks-burg but act on the defensivef What can auy one do, or any party do, when circumvented and "downed" by the facts the facts ot the present prices nnder the new tariff! These leaders know that it is worse than madness to further pursue the path of mere theorists. Some of the great Democratic newspapers have exhibited like wisdom in this matter. For instance, the New York Herald, which recently said: Again the wisdom of the Herald's advice has been demonstrated. There will be no attempt at Washington this winter: to pass a radical and sweeping tariff bllL buchis the sensible course decided upon by the conservative element which will rale the great Democratic majority in Congress. The defeat of Mr. Mills prevents the Democrats from making a serious mistake. He and his frlendb would have insisted uion the passage of a radical measure which would not only have disturbed business, but would have been absolute Insanity irom the stand-point of party politics. Our Washington correspondent informs us that the Democratic leader have decided to attempt at present no tariff revision. The day is not far off when the small men of the Milts school will see that Gorman, UilL Crisp and their confreres have taken the only course! to save the party from contempt, if not defeat, for the people will not accept tamely presumption on their ignorance respecting the ellect of the new tariff. It may, indeed, be humiliating to confess to false prohecy a year ago, however honest they were then. It may be humiliating to see all their theories about protection being a "tax" utterly overthrown by the facts of the markets, but it is better to shift to the defensive and fight at bay for victory than to meet both defeat and contempt for their temerity. This is plainly the reasoning of the Hill and Crisp movement. Furthermore, it may be said that this new oegatioc policy is fraught with lar more danger to Republican ascendency than if the Mills policy and following bad triumphed. Their constant agitation of tho taritl question, and asseveration of theory about it being a "tax," would have caused the people to look, into the markets and discovered its falsitv more certainly und 'generally, and lost their confidence. To this opposition would have been added the universal protest of the business interests, as the Herald says, at the folly of a useless disturbance on a false theory. What Governor Hill means is that as a great victory was achieved in lKrt) by charging in general terms that the new tarifi was an is wise to go on chargingit in glittering generalities, rather than to become too specific in the passage of a new general act, and uselessly arouse tho great business interests of the couutry. In this he couutsonthe human weakness of "pride of opinion" to carry the party to victory on the high tide of 1SUX. It is the view of a partisan politician, and though the wisest offered for mere party success, he will tind all the people care fur is to be right. As desperate as the game in. it promises success more than hammering ones brains out against the stone wall of facts. J no. B. Conner. XsiJiAXjtroLis, Jan. 8. TRYING TO FOOL THE PEOPLE Democrats Bein in a Very Suspicious Way to Mako a Eecord for Economy. 4 House Bills That May Contain Steals or J0I3 Are Net to B Printed, in Order that $2.40 May Bo bayed Far from Being Unanimous. Staff Correspondence of the Indianapolis JonmaL Washington, Jan. 10. The Deraocratio House, whose enormous majority promises to make it the most conspicuous branch and its antics the most entertaining feature of this Congress, has undeniably spent tho first week of the new year in distinguishing itself in a most unhappy manner. This is not a partisan statement. Democrats themselves have been shocked and grieved by the infinite lack of self-control displayed by a disorganized majority utterly without leaders who have thus far given the slightest sign of capacity to control a tumultuous mob. The Republicans are saving little. It is the Democrats themselves who bewail the lack of discipline, the disagreements, the bickerings and the political blundericgs which have thns far marked the brief history of the one branch of government nnder their control, and for which conduct they must be held responsible. Therefore it is only just to repeat that these statements are cot partisan, and that the judgment which any disinterested observer will be forced to pass upon the proceedings .of the Democratic majority thns far cannot be called prejudice. The division and disorganization among the Democrats in the House have been markedly shown twice this week, although the Bouse was in session only three days. The disruption each time was on the question of economy, which the "nickel House'7 has decided must be made an issue in contrast to the so-called "billion-dollar Congress." If the Democrats keep on as they have begun the term "nickel" will become far more odious in the eyes of the American people than the term "billion dollar." The first and most marked episode ot tho week, as showing Democratic division, occurred in the overthrow of the committee on rules on its first proposition, which was to print no copies of private bills. The lolly of such picayune economy, as well as its danger, was clearly shown by a dozen Democrats, and Mr. Catchings, who, as a member of tho committee ou rules had charge of the resolntion, was forced to yield and to allow private bills to be printed as heretofore. This defeat, which was accomplished by Democrats themselves, the Republicans taking no part in the controvery. would be in itself of little consequence, as it involved, all told, a sum of barely $00 for the entire session. Its significance lies in that it made conspicuous the failure of Mr. Catchings as a leader of the House. When Speaker Crmp made this representative of the infamous "hoe-string" district of Mississippi a member of the committee on rules it was perfectly understood that his promotion was in the nature of a reward lor his engineering of Mr. Crisp's campaign against Mr. Mills. Many old members, however, expressed their wonder that Mr. Crisp should place Mr. Catchings in a position of such dangerous prominence. The political record of Mr. Catchings was of itself enough to invite criticism from the minority, involving as it did the writing of letters suggesting in thinly-disguised language the murder of witnesses iu Lis contest for a seat in too last House. Aside from that, however, Mr. Catchings had never proved himself a man of such ability in the House as to warrant placing him in a position of leadership. The wisdom of these comments has been folly vindicated by the utter confusion and defeat of Mr. Catchings upon his very first trial. The folly, moreover, of his proposition to save the government (X) by printing no private bills is shown by the nature of such measures. Decisions made by Speaker Carlisle himself are authority for the statement that ail bills for the benefit of individuals aud corporations are private bill Measures of this character are more likely than any otheis to contain schemes to rob the government. The folly, therefore, of attempting to deprive the House of information about such measures is evident. INVITING SUSPICION. The second demonstration of Democratio disunion occurred over tho proposition to print no river and harbor bills. The Democrats bad a fierce wrangle over this resolution, which was advanced by Mr. Blanch-ard, ot Louisiana, the chairman of the rivers and harbors committee. The Republicans again held aloof frotn t'ue warring majority, but tho proposition was carried. As has been pointed out. the "nickel House," by this action, saved tho United States treasury the enormous sum of $2.40. The danger of a rulo that bills, each of local interest, to be sure, but all together involving a lump sum of enormous magnitude, shall not .be made public, is so apparent as to warrant the suspicion that 6ome other motive than economy lios back of this unhcard-of proceeding. There is no insurance against legislative stealing like publicity. It seems almost incredible that any sane human being would undertake to save 2.40 by risking the misappropriation of tens of millions of dollars. The inference is natural that there is a more malodorous individual in this woodpile than general economy. In a third instance of economy the Democrats of the House were not divided. They succeeded with a fairly united front in saving Uncle Sam a possiblo expense of $100,000, although probably much less would havo been expended, in transporting the 0.000,000 bushels of wheat contributed by the generous farmers aud millers of the West and Northwest to the starving peasants of Russia. The motive underlying this act, not of parsimony, but of inhumanity has already been shown. By defeating this charitable project so far as enabling the government, through the Navy Department, to take part as a national almoner to the subjects of an historical ally; the confederacy found a belated revenge for the part which Russia took in preventing England from recognizing the rebel States us a belligerent power and from raising the cotton blockade. The motive for this inhuman action is so apparent and the spirit of revenge which would snatch proffered plenty from thousands ot starving human being standsout with such cruel distinctness that the Democratio leaders themselves are aghast at the folly of the mob they are unable to control. It is a political blander which must be regarded as colossal. It can hardly fail to offend the spirit of liberality, of charity and of national courtesy which pervades the people as a whole, irrespective of party. It is noteworthy that benator Gormau himself, who is supposed to be the chief leader and directing spirit just now of the national Democracy, caused the limit of an appropriation for carrying this grain to Russia to be fixed at $1G0.0( 0. and that be voted for the passage of the resolution in the Senate. Indeed, had it not been for the efforts of Mr. Gorman, a considerable portion of the Democratic side of the Senate wonld probably have voted against the resolution. The narrow-spirited Holman, of Indiana, shuddered with horror at the idea of spending money out of the national treasury for the relief of bnmio suffering. It will bo worth while to notice later on whbther Mr. Holman will feel a like horror iu voting a liberal appropriation for tho geological survey, out of which hisKon Rani derives an income that would satisfy the hunger of many hundreds of Russia a starving peasants. It is no wonder then that the principal Democratic leaders are perplexed and alarmed at the close of this week by the extraordinary capacity displayed by the House of making out of itself a national donkey. The most conspicuous of theso leaders. Senator Gorman, of Maryland, continues to preserve an imperturbable silence. There is no doubt, however, that Mr. Gorman is carrying on fome very vigorous thinking within his well-grown and monk-like cranium. A great deal of attention has been bestowed upon Senator Ciorman this week because of the arrival of Governor Hill to don the senatorial toga. Mr. Gorman's supremacy as the Demo-crntio leader par excellence has thus far been without dispute. It has been supposed, however, that the appearance of the champion State-tealT and loot-r of legislatures in the interest of Tammany Hall might be followed by some Hocking to a new standard. The meeting between Gorman and Hill upon that arena known as tho floor ot tho Senate was, therefore, watched with much interest. The gossips thus far have been able to make verv little out of the situation. Mr. Hill, with his nsnal shrewdness has marked his advent in Washington by noticeable conrtesy to Mr. Gorman; in tact, his lirstf call after his arrival in Washington wan made at the houseof the Maryland Senator. Mr. Hill had scarcely been in the Senate Chamber live minutes after taking the oath of oflice before he was spirited away by Mr. Gorman for a private conference in the Maryland leader s committee-room. The progress of the relations between these two men as the session advances will be of keen interest and possibly of great importance, especial-ly if Mr. Hill should become aggressive enough to attempt to snatch tho baton of chief tanship from Mr. Gorman's firm hand, NO CENSUS DEFICIENCY. The recent statement that Mr. l'orter, the Superintendent of the Census, Lad asked for a deficiency appropriation of 8100,000 is a serious error. There is no deficiency in the census treasury; on the contrary, Mr. l'orter has $114,(00 available for general census work, sufficient to carry the bureau until the first of March, and of the million dollars appropriated by Congress especially for the work of the division of farms, homes and mortgages, more than half a million dollars still remains. Hence, to speak of a "deficiency" in the Census Bureau is inaccurate. There is no deficiency. There will be no deficiency. When Mr. Porter took charge of the work of the census he declared distinctly that there nevershonldbe.'a "deficiency." lie said he would work so longasjthe money Issttd and w6uld obtain the best results for that money, but that when the money was exhausted he would close the bureau. This is his intention. He has given Congress notiro that the statistics required under the law have all been obtained. Tho money originally appropriated has proved insufficient to properly edit and publish the vast amount of information collected. He ban, therefore, given notice that in two months from the present time there will be no further funds at bis disposal, in order that Congress may take the necrssary steps to furnish Lini with some money to complete his work if it wants that work continued. Mr. Porter is determined that the unfortunate experience of the census clerks of tea years ago shall not be repeated. The appropriation for the tenth census turned out to be woefully insufficient, and General Walker, the Superintendent of the Census instead of boldly facing the situation, compromised by urging his clerks to remain after the appropriation was exhausted, and accepting, in lieu of their monthly salary, certificates for their pay. Theso certificates were cashed by brokers at ruinous rates, and, after a long struggle, redeemed by Con gress. The history of the first day a ot tho tenth census is not one that Congress or that the Census liureau ran be proud of, and Mr. l'orter is fully determined that it shall not be repeated. If on the lJth of February there is not a new appropriation available to carry on tho work, the Census liureau will be closed. It is more than probable, however, that long before that time. Congress, recognizing the value and importance of Mr. Porter's work, will have voted him tho necessary money and will have passed bis bill lor a permanent Census Bnreau. Tho social season at the national capital promises to be the mont brilliant in its history for a long time. The opening years of this administration were shadowed with mourning, caused by the long list of deaths which cast a gloom over all its festivities, even the most official aud perfunctory. The most prominent social event of this winter, thus far. wan the Bonaparte ball at the Arlington Hotel this week. Nicer and more tasteful costumes, ' a more brilliant display of jewels, more lavish decorations aud a more striking assemblage of beauty, wit and humor have never been seen m Washington, despite its long list of social triumphs. The Senatorial and Cabinet receptions are already in fnll swing, and have been attended this week, despite tho disagreeable weather, by long processions of carriages and strings of pedestrians. The most marked function in the near future will be the ball to be given by the Chinese Minister and Mrs. Tsui. Any social occasion at the Chinese legation is always attended by a crush. The White House will be the scene of tho nsnal four official roceptions given to ths diplomatic corps, the oilicers of the army and navy. Congress and the jndiciary and the general public. The President and Mrs. Harrison have made apleasantiunova-tion upon previous customs in relation to these receptions by issuing handsomely engraved cards of invitation to those whose attendance is desired. It has been the less expensive habit of previous administrations to announce these receptions, if not by public advertisement, at least by what a railroad manager would call "reading notices" inserted in a local newspaper. The more dignified and formal method of invitation adopted by the Harrisons meets with universal approval. Pcn;tY 8. Heath. A BEGGAR'S GRATITUDE. He Leaves a Fortune of $50,000 to the Man Who Was Kind to Dim. St. Louis, Jan. 10. Christian Beyerlein is an old German baker, who lives in East St. Louis. He has received news from New York of his falling heir to 50.000. Tho strangest part of tho story is that his benefactor is his nephew, a professional beggar, who for a score of years has been a familiar figuro on the streets of New York. Christian Beyerlein says his nephew, August Beyerlein, committed a misdemeanor in Germany, and his parents drove him from Come and caused him to come to America. After landing on this side the boy began begging on the streets of New York and profited so well that he becamo a professional beggar. Several years ago Christian Beyerlein left East St. Louis on a journey to the old country, and met bis nephew by chance in New York. Beyerlein surmised that his nephew was in poverty, and resolved to help him, and gave him a bill of largo denomination, rromisiug to give him further financial assistance upon his return from Germany. True to his word, tho hardworking old baker did so. The action of his parents in turning him away from home was made to seem, if possible, more uncharitable than ever before, and he resolved to reward the man who had befriended him with all his belongings in case of death. He made a will in lavor of Christian Beyerlein before he died. Mr. Beyerlein is informed that his nephew's estate is mostly in New York property, and that it is worth cot less than o0.000. MRS. "KING PIN" SQUEALED. Salt Lake City Counterfeiters Who Had . Flourishing Den Near the Police Stat ion. Salt Lakf. City, U. T.. Jan. 10. A gang of counterfeiters, which flooded the city with spurious five, ten and twenty-dollar gold pieces during the holidays, was arraigned before United States Commissioner Greenman yesterday. All entered a plea of not guilty." Mary Gignon.wifeof the "King Pin" counterfeiter, took the tand and "squealed" on the gang. Sho implicated her husband, Jesse Uignou, William Gibson, William Cronk. P. D. Sprngue and Mark King. The men were bound over to wait tho grand jury in the sum of S".0t0 each, indeiaultnf which they were taken to the penitentiary, 'lbe gang had its headquarters one block from the police station, and made one thousand and five hundred dollars' worth of counterfeit coins. They wi re making preparations to visit Denver, 'Kansas City, Omaha and other Eastern cities when arreslrd by the authorities. The desiiru and weight of the money was perfect, 'lho true ting of the gold coin made it one of tho most succees-lul attempts at counterfeiting ever perpetrated. m t m A Murderer's Outer Condition. Special to the- In.l.ani.-lii JicriiaL Ami cry Pakk. N. J., Jau. 10. The Monmouth county graud jury has indicted Louis Harriott for murder in the first degree. Harriott is the Frenchman who recently brutally murdered Mrs. Charles K. Leonard, the wife of his employer, at Atlantic Highlands, choking lier.w ith a rope, and then mashing her head with a hammer. The murderer kioa he will ple.-ul guilty to the indictment. Chief-justico Men-er Bod ley will mn.t upon Harriott's lawyers interposing a pica of not guilty. The murderer does not appear to realize the enormity of his trims.

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