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[^f^ i r^^f^'^^' m !;, w ^v^?^m * 11 ' "*'*&' \i j. BISHOP RYAN AGAIN, i g \VhictilfcAlttmpts to Palliate His failure to Condemn Spain's Atrocities. jnd in Which He Weeps Over the Dead Lincoln and Terms the Liv. ing McKinley a "Time Server," ''The Merely Adroit Politician," ,U FACHE TOOL IN ThE GRASP Of THE ORtEDY MONEY INTERESTS," AU- TIIOH OF CRIMINAL AGGRESSION," ETC. The Bishop Again Sees His "Bogeyman," the A. P. A. ALTON, ILL., Dec. 27, 1809. Editor Telegraph: Other occupation baa prevented earlier attention to your editorial of Saturday last. You have let a great deal of eloquence run to wasto, inasmuch as tnere were no reconcentradoa in the Philippines, as there are no (makes in Ireland. From the Boers, however, and the Philippines you bound with an unusually lively spring of logic into fluba and Spain at large. Be It so. Weyler and bis system bad passed ootof Ouba under universal condemnation, as to denunciation, (the chorus of the brethren on Cuba was full, with no room fora weak voice like mine. Besides it is a question whecher there was not rather too much noise than too little. That venerable Republican of so ripe .experience, John Sherman, baa since leaving the cabinet, repeatedly declared that the war with Spain was entirely needless; that every due pro vision for Cuba's liberty tand pacification had been duly arranged and agreed upon and treaty ac point of signature. Let it be conceded, however, that after the blowing up of the Maine, from whatever cause, war was scarcely svoidabie. At the mouth of Congress and the executive the war was entered upon with the highest sentiments in the best traditions of the country. It was ably conducted and op to the point of setting about the treaty bleased with wonderful success. Through the utter mismanagement, waete and unpreparedness of the cor- rtipt officials of a great people— for the Spanish people are still the great people of old, the decay is at the top not the bottom — we came out unexpectedly well, in brief interval and at comparatively little cost. Here was a magnificent opportunity fora statesman — to withdraw from the Philippines and keeping Subig Bay and a few coaling stations, as Dowey thought then, and undoubtedly in his heart thinks still, leave their independence to the Filipinos under a brief protectorate. Thua he would retain his country in ita lofty and secure position in the old MOD roe and natural and proper sphere, with friendship for all nations and entanglements with none. Then, following on the line of Blaine, a leader of statesmanly instincts and breadth of view, our republic could buttress itself on this continent by cultivating intimate re- lationa and profitable intercourse with the republics to the south of us down to uape Horn. That Philistine spirit, running in its hard and narrow groove generation after generation, which Matthew Arnold struggled so stoutly to put down in England, bae hitherto Jtood in the way, but the time is ripe tor wise statesmen to set it aside arid, m true American spirit and after Lincoln's fashion, look everywhere In every land down beneath the surface and cruet of things to the neart ol the people, the great body, always sound and true in the main or society could not endure, much less advance. The reapure, the tears of the innocent, me Dl jod, the awful crimes we would have spared by this, and the moral woe and influence upon the world gathered! But the commercial and manufacturing interests of the great city ports, hanoly timid before and in the early part of the war, were now in success gfeedy; ohifty England wanted an »uy or show of one for the nonce; and the voice of the tempters was heard, Wth the lamentable result. Lincoln, the deathless Linooln.volo ed the spirit and added strength to M > Kla u d lm P el »"g '°rce of his Party, when he said that the Republic could not endure half slave and half ree; and, resting on the hearts and he strong arms of the people, P'a'n , people, the grout , carried forward the Tabor or saving the Union and at Gettye- hurg crowned his work with the everlasting statement that, that ground enn P t ,u allowed b y the great pres- »h ,° f l u elr words > but b y lfle m«J> »no lay burled and had died there inat government of the people by the P,v,T° foruthe people might not per* H? e earth -Lincoln made the 'ree. Now contrast the ,, h 'B h -Pl«>ed aervant of the iu J i°J tne executor of its oonstitu- "on and laws, President William Mo- ainley, a naturally gifted man. He n very wantonness has plunged into °? nc »«wof empire, revolution and S«M p i eedyro i ln! baa oast from him we 1 1Kb morals and basic principles «*low montha previous and enter- •tr. U n p ? u . ° rlmjnal aggression --he , i to b , elle onr ni8 tory. to reverse M Rndwl th colonies of slavea to h iJ"t B °P ubl l« »Bui» half slave half free; and will so strive until , people Bh S U hurj him "o* f., 1 . honor and power BO fear- i8u « Ba - Lincoln, the good man 19 man 0( h '8 h » b »ity «Sd okmt "° fltate8nian . kept bfa ear ^ I 0 , 8 / 6 * 1 nenrb of the P e °Ple ianui? 1 J. tmtot ' ^ 8 b °at impulses , " ^° p f', and 80 K ult »nK the adm i n '8tratlon lifted hie M e , p , eople to the l n veering this w&y «. . end ' ft fflc » fl tool grft8p of tne d loteresta at hia back, bent and bend* Ing others to me very power, against which he ought to fight with mittht and main, la seeking to debannoh the people and dragging his party to the depths. You advert to'Lawton. Larton was a type of the best tradition of the army as Dewey is of the navy; the silent, reticent soldier, always prompt and thoroughly efficient, the genuine hero, not of the tissue paper or reporter pad order, an so many at our late, since unmasked, valiants. One of the evils, to which we seem Hastening, in ft no demoralization of army am! navy by tho eagerness for self exploitation in the newspapers nnd the use of political Influence, the latter especially shameless under this administration. Lawton used neither political nor social influence and full appreciation from bis country came only after death. But the pity was where he died. He bad denounced the war as a "damnable war" and almost his last sigh was to be a,ble to atone for the Philippines by fighting at the elde of the Boer. • Now as to the bell of war in the Philippines in the past year. Lincoln sale.: "Every foul bird flies abroad and every dirty reptile raises its head" in the wake of war. Beecher at Sumpter in 1865 pictured the effect of war: "The sun was turned to darkness and the moon to blood. Industry was paralyzed; morals cor i up ted; the public weal was invaded by rapine and anarchy; whole states were ravaged." If this was so at home, bow must it have been in the distant Philipptaen, especially in a war conducted under such auspices, imperialistic and goapeler? It has been one of the great curses of England, that the great body of its ministers of the gospel have been prompt to give a sanctimonious air v to its bloody and piratic enterprises, under plea of the evanglization and uplifting—they themselves being tne real barbarians, witb a thick veneer, needing the gospel to be preached to them in the terrible language of our Saviour to the Pharisees. Vairaly do the honorable and ohristianly minority protest. So was it witb our present war of conquest. Thousands of the preachers of the country, most of them with an A. P. A. animus,have applauded the colony idea and spurred the soldiers on as going among heathens and savages. The soldiers in great numbers took the cue and potted and spoiled the "nig- gers" with gusto. Witnesses on the spot, in many instances soldiers themselves, have described the war as having all the appearance of an A. P. A. war. For details of these horrors of war you are referred to newspaper accounts passim, especially before the censoring, to the published private letters of the sold'era and to the pawn shops of San Francisco, not to mention the homes of the A. P. A. volunteers. The following extract from the Boston Transcript, quoted by William VincentByara in his address on "Imperialism and Belt-Government" just to band through his kindness: "At Deloma church where we came upon a detachment strongly intrenched, we buried 431 Filipinos, while our loss was only one. We buried eighteen in one grave. * * * There were women there, shot down while cooking for their husbands and brothers. There were lads of 12 and 13 firing bravely to the last, and old men who could hardly sue," will serve as a specimen of the rutblessness of war. \V ith the greatest difficulty at last Lawton and regular officers of the the army like him brought matters into comparative discipline. If the American people had at any time had anything like a full realiz triou of the devastation and horrors of the war in the Philippines, the would long since have risen up to stop it. Unbiased travelers have given charming pictures of life in the Phil- lippines, and the reports of our con- suis in the archives at Washington show th# advanced state of the Filipinos and the excellent conditions prevalent there in the recent past. The Episcopalian agent, Peyton, and Rev. Peter McQueen of the Day Street Congregational church, West Somerville, Mass , give graphic accounts of the dreadful state of things since the the beginning uf the war. The vigorous denunciation of the hundreds of saloons that bad sprung up iu Manila, where a drunken Filipino was never seen, and of the other places and the scenes of debauch will be especially interesting to a temperance man and reformer. Mr. Peyton saw no hope, whatever, for missionary enterprise while the army remained. He is very enthusiastic about the Filipinos and gives their morals the highest praise. The purpose in these attacks of yours has been to lead up to the insinuation, veiled in the first instance, pronounced in the second, that, because I was not born here, therefore tre usual A. P. A. inferences. Thie is not passed without contempt now as before, simply to entreat you that with the ola year you purge out the old leaven. It is a very bad leaven, that nativiatio knownothiug virus, and, whether in the open er in secret, has done incalculable injury to the country from of old, principally by poisoning the wells of good will. Cast it from you completely and you will be the better man in every sense. Your faculties will enlarge and expand; your lungs will inhale the air of heaven more freely; your mind and neart oatob the breath and spirit of immortality—the A. P. A. and similar conclaves of the by-way stunt their own souls and sting themselves with the poison of their own malice. To such the horrors of the Philippines, as has been said, were mainly due. Continue, Mr. Editor, to sing "Sweet Land of Liberty" but have a care and labor your utmost to bold it so, to keep the flag, the flag of '70 and the Declaration, the Hag of the free and to carry a aoul worthy of it beneath ita fold. Here the discussion between us, as far as I am concerned, closes But there is one good cause at least, in which we are agreed. For the honor of Alton and the bonolit of the widow of Lawton, the tried, true and bravo Boldier of forty years, lot UH start a subscription here. A ol.ock for $50.00 will bo placed by me in the hands of Mr. Wade or the National City Bank Immediately. The TKLK- OttMfii, 1 am sur'e, will puuh the matter. JAMKH RYAN, Bishop of Alton. These oooTroornluga use Mamma's Pancake F.'our, Association Meetings Held in Several States. K. 1IKNJAMIN ANDUEttH SUSTAINED. Illinois Ddurnlorn riuiitriitiilnti! Him tut tin- Aliuily Ml.nml Tnki-n In Ills Coiitru- VITK.V \vllh lint I'lili'iiKo Itniiril o|' Kdni-ii- tliin — Klrctlon of onii'i>rN -- AVlMHiiinlii TriirlnTN In Kt>N*li>n nl »| Ihvniilicc I)i>- IIIKH nf tin 1 (own 'IViiolinV AtNorlntlon. 'l. Ills., lice. ^'il.—TlicSlnlc S' iiKHoi'ltillon elected the Pol cifliccrs fur I lie t'lisuliif,' your: Pl'csi.tlenl. A. V. Crcc'iinuiu, v Anrorn: scercinry. .Iot-1 M. Howlby, Ciirbon- (Inle; (ronmirei', Wulloi- It. lliilllcid, rittKluirn; nillroad swretury, W. C. I'nyne, Chlriiito. The commit toe on resolnlloiiHiKiioi'cil K. NiKliliiipllc'8 resolution fnvorlnc Ilii.« repeiil of the law milking Hu> tcncliinp; of die effects of linirolles uud iileoliolie spirits on (lie luiiimn system compulsory in 1lie public scliiKils. Tin- resolutions recommend Hint .fri.()Ol),(K)ii tnxcH )>i> niiseil In ndilliloii lo oilier funds to «ive einial school facilities in poorer districts to those enjoyed In richer ones, and also recommended the maintenance of public sellouts in Indian Territory out of tin; I'nited States treasury until tlie territory becomes able to maintain the schools Itself. Snpi-rliiti'iiili'iiL Amlr-ux Snsliilncil. Kesolnlioiis were adopted to sustain Superintendent 10. Hen.jamlii Andrews In his controversy with the Chicago board of education over his rljiht to appoint teacher.: and congratulates him on the manly staiul he has taken. The comnitlce on president's address recomiiieiideil equal school advantages in pom' and rich districts; en- iielineiil of a laiv deliuiiiff rules for school stiperinleiidtMits instead of leaving it to hoards of education: UK; establishment of county teachers' 1 raining schools and teaching of domestic science iu schools. K. Hcn.iainin Andrews, superintendent of the Chicago public schools, delivered an address on "I'athe.tlsm and Public Schools." followed by an address on "lOthics and Teaching Profession" by Superintendent W. IT. Maxwell of Greater New York schools. WISCONSIN COMMITTKK KKI'OKTS. KiM'omitu'iHliitiutlH for UH; Kilnrilllon ol Cllihlri-ii In Tllllt Stati'. Milwaukee, Dec. 211.—Charles K. Adams, president of the Vuive.rsity of Wisconsin, as chairman of the committee of (lie Wisconsin Teachers' association, appointed to InvfstigatiMvheth- er the oiglit years' work now being done by the grades can lie accomplished in shorter time, presented the committee's report al a session of the Wisconsin Teachers' association. The report is lengthy and iu substance advocates more study rather than more learning: push forward the bright pupils ahead of the dull ones: substitute linguistic studies for the frills of the common school course: but do not shorten (lie course. The report is (lie chief feature of this year's convention. The following officers were elected: President. W. X. Parker. Madison: first vice president. II. A. Whipple. Marabou: second vice president. Mae. B. Schreltzer, Madison; third vice president. M. 11. Jackson, Hudson: secretary. .1. \V. Koyne. Milwaukee: treasurer. .1. B. Horde.nl. Marshtield. Executive committee—W. II. Klson, Superior: W. II. Selinltx. Shelmygan. and W. II. Oritliili. \Viliuot Imvn 'IYarlu*rs' .\*.sopiation. DCS .Moines. la.. l»ec. L'JI.—At the second day's session of the Iowa Slate Teachers' assacialion 1^1) names were enrolled and many more have not yet been secured. The committee on legislation reported, recommending the establishment of four new noi'iiiul schools in the state and more if necessary. The committee favors compulsory education and larger appropriations for the educational institutions. The forenoon session was devoted to the same discussion of the licttcrcducallonal conditions in Iowa by President Mac],ean of Iowa City, .fudge llcciiier of Red Oak, and Professor A. W. Stuart of Ottumwa. "ICimil Schools" were treated by Professor Colgrove of Cedar Kails, A. H. Sale of .Mason City. Henry Sabin of Des Mines, and Ira P. Clark of Corning. I mliuiiu Trm'luM-s KliM'l Ofllri>r*. Indianapolis, lice. •_".».—-The Indiana State Teachers' association has elected otllcers us lollows for the ensuing year: President. Itol i-rt I. Hamilton. Huntinglon: chairman ol executive committee. !•'. P. Hart. ('ovingtoli; per maiieiit secretary and treasurer, .1. I!, linn. Kelimion: recording Nccreinr.v, Miss l.ella Vauglit. Mai tiusville; vice presldenls and an executive commit tee wen also elected The closing session of the general association had Die largest attendance of I lie session and. perhaps, the largest attendance in its history. Too HuiKly ivldi IIN<i(iu. Chattanooga. Teiiu.. Dec. Hi).—A collector iiumcd Samuel .Mills, for an in stnllnn'iii house, attempted to sel/.e furniture Iu Hie house of Mary Venn- ble. colored, for a small debt. The woman attempted lo prevent it and In the struggle that ensued Mills shot the woman and her little sou and daughter, all seriously. It is thought the boy Is dying, Ills wound being In the side. Mills has lieen arresleit. Itoliintl K<'<'<| OfH'ratcil I'piiii. New Vork, Dee. yi». Itoland Iteed, the actor, was operated mi for ai'pciidi- citls. lie \\as suffering Intense agony, ,'ind (lie doctors performed Ihc iiprrn- lion, which had been postponed to the Jasi. 1 possible moment. All the doctors will say is that Mr. iteed passed thrunuh the operation fairly well. They insist that It cannot In determined \\liether lie will recover until ililrty sl\ hours Imvi elapsed. ritii Wiif in N>>»- (iiiini'ii, Victoria, P.. C.. Dec. :.'».--.New* has been received by llje steamer Auningi Dl .1 hliiody cU'il war which has been i aging among the natives of Klrl- uani. New (iulnea. Ill the lighting the head chief was defeated and eleven villages in all were destroyed with heavy slaughter. No Trouble l« Kxpnrii'il In Milking nn AttiM'U on Cnniiiln. New York, Uec.'ai. ..... Relative to till! I attitude uf the Irish revolutionary societies toward the government of (•real Britain at. the present juncture of a IV. i Irs an evening paper ijitotes an olllcei of the Clan na-i iael as saying: "Kliglaiid can only lie made to feel by physical force , and we are now going to give her smile liner treatment. We did intend going out and sinking that first expedition from Canada to south Africa, but. thought it better to wail ii little. \Ve cull mobilize our men without much dillictilly for an attack mi Canada, and we are fairly well armed -as well as the 1'nited Stales troops In the Spanish war. We have lots of Sprlnglleld rifles and are handy with t lie bayonet. "If it is decided to attauk Canada we shall do nil In our power to keep matters so secret as not to embarrass the -government until we are actually on the bonier. The French population iu Canada would be with us and (here are numbers of our own countrymen ready to welcome us. Canada would lie an easy mark. We would have the Canadian loyalists on the run In a week." Olliclu Hl.SI(EUKVEI) IN I'AIUS. lx Dinihl A m-lii-CiTimm Tn-uly KurdliiK I'ni-tllKili'Hi! I'olnnlrs. •— - Re- Paris. Dec. :•!).— -The. publication by the I.okal Anxeiger of Merlin of the alleged secret treaty between (ier- many, Portugal and (ireat Britain, providing for the partition of the Portuguese colonies, meets with no credence in ollicial circles here. A foreign otllce otlieial said to a representative of the Associated Press that their advices from Portugal and Cermany left no doubt the publication was largely invention. They could not believe Portugal would sign a treaty "stripping herself of her colonies and so far- reaching and harmful to Portugal." Notwithstanding the denial of the French foreign office, it. is believed in other quarters that an agreement between (Jreat Britain and (lOrmany may exist outside of the understanding arrived at between them this year as nn outcome of tlie negotiations to build n telegraph line connecting Cape Town with Cairo. TRUST C'OMl'ANY WILL RESUME. Kcluln Ooulil mill (i Mil-nil Thomas to Hark tin 1 I'roilnn* .Kxrliaiijfi'. New York. Dec. 2'J.— The Produce Kxcliange Trust company, which suspended payments Dec. IS, will open its <loors and resume business Wednesday morning Jan. 10. lliut). This was made possible by Kdwiu (Jould and (ieneral Samuel Thomas advancing .?ri..-)(MMM>!). each subscribing half, to enable the company to pay its depositors. Kdwin (iould was elected president of the company anil (>eueral Thomas first vice 1 president. Thomas A. Mclu- tyre withdrew from all management of the company by resigning as a vice president. A meeting of the special committee, of which Kdwiu Ootlld Is president, was held early In the uft- ernoon. At this messages passed between him and (ieueral Thomas, which established a policy of mutual aid uud confidence, and iipset rumors of strife between them. . Sa,v» llt'i* Husband JH JoalouH. Denver, Dec. 2'J.— Willis George Emerson. a lawyer, wno has some claim lo literary fame in tlie west, is defendant iu a suit for divorce tiled by Alice (i. Kmerson. The two were married in Ugilen in ISIM. but from IS'.I-' to 1S!l7 they lived in Chicago. Mrs. Kmerson alleges in her complaint that her husband is the possessor of a violent temper, by outbreaks of which she has been a frequent sufferer, and also that his insane jealousy ha. 1 -' caused her great mental anguish. She says he frequently pretends to go on luny journeys, but returns suddenly and spies on her actions. She left him in March of this year. i liimt<-ll« l in Insant- HoNpItal. New York, Dec. 2!i.—A special to The World from Huston says: Congressman Boutelle is now in the McLean hospital for insane at Wavcrly. seven miles out of Boston. When lie was brought to Huston last Monday It was the intention of the attending doctors lo place him in tlie Clianiiing sanitarium at Brooklyue. a private 'Institution. He was refused admittance there, the inference being that his ease was a more desperate one than tlie managers cared In be responsible for. From a thoroughly reliable source it is reported thill the congressman is sufferliii: from paresis. The trial ol Julius .Morrison, wno killed Frank l.eydcn, stage manager of a theater ill Chattanooga. Tcim., is set for trlaJ there on Jan. 4. tiMJu. Mrs. Bradish, of Detroit, Wrote Mrs. Pinkham and Tells the Result. [LETTKU TO MRS. PINKIIAU HO. 82,310] "About two years ago J began to run down and soon becumo ulmost a wreck. I lost my appetite and began to lose flesh j my blood was impoverished and 1 had to leave our store. " The doctors gave mo a little tonic, but I steadily grew worse and consulted another doctor, lie helped me in some ways, but my headachescuutinued, uud I began to have night sweats and my rest was KO disturbed that 1 would have hysteria and would cry and worry over business matters and my poor health. "Finally,husband took me South,but with no buuetlt. This was u year ago; no olio can ever know what a winter ot misery I spent. Would blnat after eaWng and \\t\a trouble'! with palpitation of heart and whites. Having read by happy chance, tit your medicine, I bought it uud wrote for your advice, and before having finished the first bottle of hydia 10. PinUham's Vegetable Compound, the hysterics nearly slopped and I slept soundly. "I used seven or eight buttles with much benefit that I urn as henlthy as 1 can ever remember (if being. I shall never ceiihe to Miami your praWs."--- MUM. K. M. l!iiAiUMi,'l7'.i Dix AVK., UKTHOIT, Alien, MrH. 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