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SECRETARY OLNEY'S NOTE TO
Tho Yrnernelnu Mnttcr KthnustUely DIs
cnsked -The Monroe Ijoetrlrio So Clear
ly ISxpnnmled tlmt Theret Cnn Do No
Misunderstanding of America's I'osl
tlon When tho Document Was Mailed.
Mr. Olnoy to Mr. Halt.
Nkw YonK, Oct. 20. A special to
the Herald from Washington says
that additional particulars have just
been ascertained concerning tho con
tents of Secretary Olney'a note to
Grent Britain on tho Venezuelan pint
tcr. It is a communication of about
8,000 words and contains u full roviow
of tho efforts which tho United States
lias repeatedly made to socuro a set
tlement of tho long standing dispute
. between Great Britain and Venezuela.
It describes tho history of the Monroe
doctrine, points out tho applicability
of this doctrine to the boundary dis
putc, and then declares the principle,
which is the vital part of tho note and
tho great, principle for which the
United States is now contending
namely, that no European power shall
enlarge its territorial dominion on tho
American continent by mcansof force.
i'rom this basts Secretary Olney pro
ceeds to decluro that arbitration is
obviously tho only just method by
which Grent liritain can hope to reach
n settlement of her dispute with Ven
ezuela. Such arbitration, lie says, the
United States is now, as formerly,
willing to promote and facilitate. Hut
lie is as emphatic as language permits
in the declaration that any attempt to
reach a settlement of the contention
by mcanu of force would be regarded
ns an uct unfriendly to tao United
Seerotnrr Olney is careful to point
out in this noto that the United States
lias no opinion to otFer concerning tho
merits of Great Britain's dispute with
Venezuela. So far as the United
States knows, either party to the con
tention may bo In the right Hut he
reviews the history of the territorial
inUumlerstandtng between Venezuela
on the one Side ami Great liritain
on tho other in order to show
most conclusively that doubts do
exist as to tho right of cither
dlbputant; that Groat Britain has
at vurious times herself admitted tho
existence of tho doubt, arising through
a series of complications, imperfect
descriptions and indefinite treaties.
He establishes, as it appears, beyond
contravention, that the dispute is of
that character where no absolute right
nor clearness of title exists with either
party, and that the quarrel is essen
tially 0110 of those misunderstandings
between nations which, by innumera
ble international precedents, are pro
perly to be adjusted by means of ar
bitration, Having thus effectually estopped
any possible plea that thn territory in
question is indisputably English soil
and therefore coming within that rule
that no tuition can submit to arbitra
tion an to title to its own territory,
Secretary Olney again declares that,
through tho Monroe doctrine, tho
United States has a right to a voice in
the settlement of this matter, and that
hLs voie is raised to urge that the dis
pute be settled by arbitration.
Ti.e Secretary takes the ground that
arbitration may conilrm Ureat Brlt
ain'i jo-ibdk'Moti over all the disputed,
territory. If this should bo the. find
ing of the tribunal, the United States
would henceforth respect that de
cision; but, ho holds, that until Great
Britain's title shall huvo been passed
upon by hueh tribunal, the United
States is and will continue to be a
party to the question.
Ten or eleven weeks havo now
elapsed since this important communi
cation was placed in the hands of tho
Jlrlttsh government, and no other re
sponse has been received than a formal
acknowledgement. The oQIclals would
very much llko to have a reply before
Congress convenes, but they arc by no
means sanguine that their 'wishes will
bo complied with. In uny case, the
probabilities are that tho President
will ollleially make known the con
tents of Secretary Olney's note in his
Tlio Itesult or an Old l'oud.
XAhiivn.1.1:, Tcnn., Oct. 20. nib
brcll Walker of Cookville was shot and
killed at the Union depot by young
Terry also of Cookville. Some timoatro
Terry's brother killed Walker's broth
er in tho mountains, and since then
there has been bad blood between tho
rn ml lies.
Train Robber Girder Captured.
GiTiimn, Okla., Oct. 20. Miko Gir
der, tho last one of tire No to Sylva
gang of train robbers, who operated
so successfully In this territory for
yeajss, wns last night lodged in the
federal jail here, having been captured
in the Osago reservation by a posse of
Jnbcz 8. lluirour on Trial.
London, Oct 0. Tho trial of Jabez
S. Half our, formerly n member of
parliament, and said to havo been the
prima mover in the manipulations
which resulted lit disaster to tbe Lib
erator group of companies, nnd who
was extradited from tho Argentine
liepublic after much delay, was begun
to-day in tho Queen's Bench division
-t tho liitrh court of justice.
Coni'UsCiiitisTi, Texas, Oct. 20. Said
l'itzsimmons: "Corbett lias acted a
coward and u snenk in the whole busi
ness, and if I ever meet him I'll tell
him to to his face. I intend to com
plete my four weeks' training at this
place, fijfht or no fight"
No Discourtesy Intended.
London. Oct 20. The Chronicle
snys: Woodless comment has been
made on Ambassador Bayard's absence
from Lord Salisbury' usual Wednes
day reception at the foreign ofllce. No
discourtesy was intonded. Mr. Bay
urd, in accordance with the diplomatic
custom, awaits Lord Salisbury's an
swer to his dispatch regarding Venez
uela, and does not need to personally
attend until tho answer is forthcom
ing. Lord Salisbury wil possibly
send an answer to-day. Perfectly
friendly relations exist between tho
NO ANSWER AS YET.
PARIS, TEXAS, SENSATION.,
Iter. Mr. JInrdtn Antnuttori by IMItor.
O.K. I'. (larrctt.
i-Aius. TcJcns, Oct. 20 Thcro.wns a
llvoly uffrny on tho streets yesterday
afternoon between Rev. Mr. Hardin,
pastor of tho West Paris Uaptlst
church.' nnd 0- H P. Garrott, city ed
itor of tho Daily News. It had been
reported that Rev. Mr. Hardin had de
nounced the Catholic church aud had
snid.that ho had as soon his family
would nssoolnto with tho most aban
doned nnd dogrnlod women ns with
the Sistors of Charity nnd that these
women were of easy vlrtuo.
Garrott, whoso wlfo Is a Catholic
and n most estimable . lady,
approached Ilnrdln and asked
h m If ho had said It, with a vlow to
publishing it as a news ito-u Hardin
aaid he had and reitcra'.ed it In tho
strongest language he could employ.
Garrett censured Hardin severely,
when the reverend gentleman becamo
angry nnd declared that ho was not
nfrald of any Catholic, their kin folks
or friends. As ho turned away ho ap
plied art insulting epithet to Garrett,
who struck him over the head with
Ills unbrolla, A policeman immedi
ately arrested Garrett, whereupon
Hardin drew his kuifo and rniulo sev
eral efforts to cut him, Hardin Was
then arrested for disturbing tho peace
and making an assault,
Closed Against Americans.
Washington, Oct. 20. Apparently
tho British authorities feel they havo
gono as far as prudence and courtesy
permits in assisting in tho education
of our naval constructors, for the
Navy department has been notified
that hereafter no American naval of
ficers will bo permitted to take the
course at the Greenwich Royal School
of Naval Architecture, a privilege
wliich has been enjoyed by them for
many years, with such signal benefit
that they have usually graduated at
or near the head of their classed. Tho
Glasgow school and that at Paris,
however, arc still open to our young
constructors, untl with tho opening of
tho Cornell course on naval architect
ure the Navy department feels it can
get along very well.
lngerxoll for Annotation.
Bi.oominoton, 111., Oct 20. Colont
Robert G. Ingersoll addressed tho an
nual reunion of tho Soldiers' and Sail
ors' Association of McLean county
hero yesterday afternoon. In the
course of his remarks ho advocated
strongly the annexation of Canada,
Hawaii and Cuba. The stars ami
stripes should wave over all the coun
try from tho Gulf of Mexico to the
Arctic ocean. He also emphatically
favored recognition of tho Cubans as
belligerents. His sentiments wero re
ceived with thundering applause.
Tho Cuttings Reconciled.
Nr.wYoiiK, Oct. 20. Tho Morning
Advertiser says that Robert Livingston
Cutting, who married Mlnnlo Selig
man, tho nctrcss, and was disinherited
by his father, has effected a reconcilia
tion with his family. Tho young man
aud his wifo are traveling in Europe
with his mother and it is said Mlnpie
Sellgmuu Cutting has promised to
leave tho stage and that Mrs. Cutting
will lea vo most of her fortune to her
For u Washington Exposition.
Washington, Oct 20. The sugges
tlon that a great exposition, marking
the close of the nresont nnnttu-i- lm
held in Washington in tho summer of
1000, is meeting with much favor here.
Besides commemorating the close of
the century, such an exposition would
mark the centennial annivcrsnry of
the founding of tho 6eat of govern
ment in tho District of Columbia.
Missouri Editors in Convention.
WAitjtKXsnur.o, Mo., Oct. 20. Abom
150 editors aro attending thu Missouri
Press Association meeting at Pertle
Springs. This morning papers wero
read by W. L. Robertson of Plntts
burg, L W. Rauchenstein of Clayton,
lud Jehu A. Knott of Hannibal, and
discussions wero led by II. 1 Childers
of Troy, living Gilmorof Liberty and
3. II. Mcliae of Rollu. In the nftcr
aoon papers were read bv J. A. Hud
son of Mucon, J. T. Bradshaw of Le
banon, R. W. McMullln of Hilisboro
ind J. O. Galllmore of Salisbury.
Cu moos' N'nrrovr Escape.
Havana, Oct 20. Captain General
Martinez de Campos arrived hero
shortly before noon from Clenfuegos.
in his journey from Clego do Avlla to
Santl Splrltus lie was escorted only by
i detachment of Q0 cavalrymen and
was attacked by a bund of Insurgents,
whom he routed after a sharp fight
During tho engagement his cloak was
pierced by eight bullets and a bulle'
went through his saddlebag.
Van IJokkclen l'leads Guilty.
Chicaoo, Oct 2a Rgss C. Van Bok
iolen, ex-teller of the Merchants Loan
md Trust company, who was brought
back from Mexico, charged with steal,
ing S10.000 of the compuny'a funds,
pleaded guilty to-day and was giyen
in indotermlnate sentence, lie was
of good fnmily, and had been a socictv
and club innn.
Fine Offer for a College.
Cilic.voo, Oct. 20. Dr. D. K, .Fepr
son last night offered to give l5f,00'J
to tho Mount Holyoke, Mass., Female
tollege, provided tho Chicago alumnae
should rulse the endowment to S200,
000. Tho occasion was tho uunuul
meeting of tho alumnue,
California's I.lcutcnnut Governor IJeuc
Los ASOW.KS, Cat, Oct 20. Lieu
tenant Governor Spencer Millard died
last night after an illness which hdd
extended over nine months.
hlr Ilobort l'eul Compromises.
London, Oct. 20 Sir Robert Peo
has compromised with his creditors at
00 per cent Mrs. Langtry, who, it
was rumored about a month ago, was
contemplating marriage with Sir Rob
ert us soon as she obtained a divorce
from her husband, was among these
persons to whom ho was indebted.
Ialiner Will Not Kan Again.
Chicago, Oct. 20. --A special to.tho
News from Springfield, I1L, says that
unueu states senator John M, Palmer
has authorized the announcement that
he will not bo a candidate for reelection.
UNCLE SAM'S .STAND.
HIS POSITION REOARDtNO VEN
EZUELA, itwill bo tFlrm nnd Oncamnromtsln;
Our Oovornnicnt Not Seeking n Jmr
rel. With, England, lint Determined to
l'retent tho Kxtenslon of Kuropenn
Dominion on This Hemisphere Under
'nny Unlse -Views of Senator (futloin.
Tho .Monroe Doctrine.
. Washington, Oct. 25. While it, is
absolutely true that for tho first time
in many years work at tho navy yard
and gun factories goes on night and
day nnd that tho successive notes on
tho Venezuelan affair havo brought
that controversy to a Btag-o whoro
England must assent or dissent to tho
Monroe doctrine, with hostilities
in tho latter event, thoro Is no
basis whatsoever for attribut
ing to tho administration tho
purpose to so6k a quarrel for tho quar
rel's sako us a domestic political ex
pedient nnd there is not in the exist
Ine 'situation tho leust suggestion of
theatrical display. Thero is a llrm,
well considered determination to pre
vent the extension of European do
minion on this hemisphere under any
guise, though tho petty turbulences of
the sub-tropic regions will not be re
garded by tho United Stutes.
Diplomatic circles are growing some
what skeptical respecting tho cor
rectness of tho London dispatches
which announces that the ultimatum
has been sent by Lord Salisbury to
Venezuola. It is shown in tho case
In point that, although tho arrest of
colonial o Ulcers nt Utuan occurred
in November last, no official cognl
zanco of the matter was taken by
Great B.tilnin until recently. Under
these circumstances tho probability
of an ultimatum being suddenly
sprung is soriously doubted, though it
is not questioned that Lord Salisbury
has sent a communication to the
Caracas government directing their
attention to tho arrest of Sergeant
Behrcns nnd asking for an explana
tion. If tho Venezuelan explanation
should not bo satisfactory, then, it is
said, Great Britain might, with pro
priety, respond with an ultimatum.
Senator Cullom said last night just
before his departure for Illinois:
"Thero Is no question about tho sen
timent in Congress being in favor of
the upholding of the Monroe doctrine.
I supposo the doctrine will bo de
clared in some moro or less formal
manner by Congress, and if the
situation demands that anything
be dono to enforce its obsorv
ancc, Congress, 1 think, can bo
relied upon to act promptly. Great
Britain docs not seem to oaro very
much for our opinion or our wishes
nnd we must maintain our own dig
nity nnd uphold our own rights. It
looks as if most of tho foreign powers
had begun to feel that tho United
.States was getting too powerful to
maintain the old attitude of indiffer
ence toward tho affairs of the world,
and as if they saw in our increasing
strengtli some imagined danger to
themselves. Thoy seem to bo bridline
up and displaying a disposition to
rcss us bade, forestalling nny possi
le aggressiveness on our part.
SENATOR HILL SPEAKS.
JMitkes a Chuructcrisltic Speech nt n Jllg
Nbw Yohk, Oct. 25. Senator Hill
was the central figure in tho creat
Democratic mass meeting under tho
auspices of the State committee, which
was held at Cooper Union lust night
I'rcd It. Coudert acted us chairman,
and with a few complimentary re
marks introduced Senator Hill.
The Senator declurcd that tho prin
ciples of the Democratic party wero
so plain nnd explicit that thoy do not
need to be avoided. Wo have dodged
nothing in, tho campaign and we nro
attempting to deceive no one. If wo
are right wo want to win, and if wo.
aro wrong wo deservo defeat
On the tariff bill enacted in 1801 by
tho Democratic party ho said: ''It has
been m operation only a little over
one year. That timo has not been
umplo to demonstrate its value and
usefulness. It is to bo regretted that
it has not met thu full expectations of
its friends in realizing suillclent rev
enue to provent deficiencies, but this
consolation exists, that even if there
must bo somo deficiencies for a brief
period, there has been no unnecessary
extravagant taxation imposed under
Kb provisions. Sufllclent timo lias not
elapsed to determine accurately
whether its reduction were all wise or
justifiable, but it is believed in tho end
it will result in damages.'
VENEZUELA WILL RESIST.
president Crespo Say Thejr Will Oppose
Any Ilnsllsh Aggression,
Caracas, Oct, 15. President Crespo
was asked to outline tho position of
'Venezuela Ip regard to the uemand of
Great Britain that reparation bo made
for tho arrest of British subjects and
that a settlement of the boundaries
between tho countries bo arranged.
While tho President of tho Republio
maintained n certain degree of diplo
matic reserve, It is said on the highest
authority that tho government, us
'well ns public opinion, does not ex
pect any attempt at unjust uggre.-sion
on the part of England', und confides
in tho Monro" doctrine.
Should, however, such aggression
occur, Venezuela will resent heroic
ally. The Venozuehin government is
still officially uninformed in rogard to
'Thirty Thousand Dollars to rind We
Were on a Dead One," 8a Vcndlsr.
Hot Si'jMNas, Ark., Oct S6 Dan
Stuart loft yesterday for Dallas and
Vendig will leavo to-day. Vondlg
said upon hearing of tho Supreme
court's decision; ''It cost us 830,000 to
find wo wero on a dead, one."
Corbett will probably furnish peace
bonds and start for Chicago via St.
Louis. Thoro Is no forfeit In tho
Maher-O'Donnolt fight, but Smith and
Ryan will be paid S503 apiece.
Val Hoffman, the Chicago brewer,
offers 5,000 for a private meeting be
tween Corbett and Fitzslmmons.
Enstamt'A Claims to thn llntr.uieo to tho
Yukon Country Objected to.
Skatti.k, Wnsh., Oct. So. Tho agi
tation of tho Alaska boundry question
has been tnkon up by tho Amorlcan
residents of .lunoau, und a movo
Is now boing mudo to form a
boundary club at that place to keep
tho people and tho government fully
allvo to the danger of losing tho In
valuable Yukon mines.
Tho situation is given by O. B.
Swlnohenrt, editor of tho Alaska Min
ing Record, at Juiienn, who is now In
this city. J,lf England cun effect an
entry to tho Yukon country," ho said,
'she will be satisfied, ami sho hopes to
accomplish that object by securing
Dyea Inlet us a port of entry. Shu
will also try to obtain Aunotto 'island,
but will waive that and all other con
siderations in order to control tho rich
mines of tbo North. Sho would un
doubtedly relinquish all claims to tho
rest of tho territory to gain her end
nnd, if sho succeeds, wo might ns woll
give up any clnlm on Alaska."
INDIANS AND CHINAMEN
American Missionary Society Discusses
tho Interests nt TUoio People
Detiioit, Mich., Oct. 2.V Tho
Intellectual and spiritual conditions
of the Indian mid Chinaman
Wero tho subjects of earnest
solicitude at tho opening Hcsslon of
tho second duy of tho Americnn Mis
sionary Association convention, Sec
retary C .1. Rldor of Now York
dlrcussed "Tho Indian Fnctor in the
Indian Problem." Rev. Dr. Nehmla
Boy n ton of Massachusetts, said the
Indian needed law, land, love, liberty
und learning. Ho?. Shcrrod Soulo of
Connecticut, baid the condition of the
Association trcusury showed some
thing lacking. It costs 1,000 to edu
cate an Indian nnd $1,030,000 to kill
Professor C. W. Henderson of Louis
ana hi ado an address in which ho de
plored the condition of the negro
youths of that state. Ho said only a
few. schools were provided by the
state, und the blacks grew up in
Ignorance and sin.
Sonutpr Hour lln-elcctcd President Deep
Sympathy Impressed ror Armenia.
Wahiiinoton, Oct. 25. At to-day's
session of tho national conference of
tho Unitarian church tho following
resolution, offered by tho Rev. S. T.
'Barrows of Boston, wns ndontcd;
"Resolved, Thnt this conference ex
tend its dcop sympathy to tho
suffering people of Armenia, whoso
loyalty to their Christian faith
has brought upon them anew tho
tonible rigor of persecution from
which they havo suffered for
centuries. In tho name of humanity
wo protest against tho outrages
committed under the Turkish mUrulo.
We recognize tho responsibility of the
treaty powers to socuro governmental
reform, tho hotter administration of
justice In tho courts nnd tho enjoy
moot of perfect liberty of conscience.
Wo look with expectation and confi
dence to the results of tho determined
action of tho English government in
Tho annual election of ofllccrs re
sulted in thu re-election of United
Stntes Senator Hoar of Massachusetts,
ns President; the Rev. W. D. Moorr
housc of Now York, us General Secre
tary, and William Howell Reed of
Boston, as Treasurer.
Arrested for Causing u Wreck.
Mkxico, Mo., Oct. 21. L, E. Julian,
conductor of tho fast freight train
which caused the fatal wreck
at Martlnsburg Tuesday night, was
arrested and brought iicro to-day.
The warrant was sworn out
by Wabash officials, who chargo him
with criminal negligence in fnlting to
see tlio red lights on the train stand
ing at the Martinsbiirg depot and stop
ping his train in time to prevent thu
pnllfKtnn mill tlm ftmitli nt lutn mnn
Julian will give bond for 8500 for his
appearance next Wednesday.
Ap;ed I.ovo Not Scrono.
Waseca, Minn., Oct. 23. a O. Jen
nings, oged -i8, and Mrs. Freda Eng
ling, aged 70, both of New Richland,
wero married yesterday. Tho match
was opposed by Jennings' children,
especially as nts urst wire had boen
dead but four months. In his settle
ment with his children, before the
marriage, it developed thut lie wns
worth over $!o,()00, mostly in notes,
whilo tho assessor's books showed his
personal property to bo valued at but
8200. The grand jury investigated
and indicted Jilm.
I'.x-dshlcr Farrur JUnst Oo to Jail,
Pkkiiv, Okla., Oct. 25 Fred W.
Farrar, c.vcashier of the defunct
First Stato Bunk, was taken boforo
Justice Cono this morning nnd gave
85,000 bonds, but was immediately
rearrested und taken boforo Jus
tice Walker nud a Si.500 bond demand
ed, which ho has not given and is not
likely to give. Ho has been guarded
by otilcera for ten days. Peoplo who
lost in the failure of tho bank declare
that he shall go to prison.
Airs, l'arnell Sold Out.
BoimKvrmvNv N. J., Oct. 25. Tho
cry of tho auctioneer has been heard
throughout. Ironsides, tho hono of
Mrs Delia S, l'arnell, nnd tho house
which was the birthplace of the moth
er of Charles Stewart Parnoll, and
winch has been her residence fpr many
years, is practically dismantled, Some
of ttie reHo went at ridiculously low
pries. The total receipts of the salo
will scarcely roach SWQ.
Internal Itnvunuu ICt-eolpts .Small.
Washington, Oct 25. Tho state
ment prepared at the internal revenue
bureau of tho collections of internal
revonuo during the first three months
of tho prooent iibcal year show tlio
totul to have boon 837,7 !, 47$, as
aguinst SoS.on.lOS for the same period
lust year. The amounts from tho sov
oral b'ourcofl of roveuuo are given as
follows: Spirits, S18,8ft2,0,-H, ilccreaso
from tho same ooriod Hut year, 821,
30:.', 301! tobacco, S3,07ft,M5, increase,
S4G0.O00; fermented lio,uors,Sl0,380,100,
increase 5702,020; olootuurgarine, 3338,
831, decreaso 8J37,50t; miscellaneous,
030,-170, docreaso 5113,002.
CLEVELAND IN DIXIE.
THE PFtESIDENT AND PARTY AT
Tenor of Ills lnh!le Jtemnrlcv T.ennns
to llo Learned hy the I'enpln I'rom tho
Oreat Enterprise Set Forth In Ktronc
Words Tho Nut Ion's Future Depends
Upon tho Mippnrt of Unselllsh'1'olk'lcs.
Cleveland nt Atlanta.
AtuvNTA, On., Oct at To-day was
perfect In every way nnd tho thousands
of visitors swelled tho throngs on the
streets to iinmouso proportions so that
locomotion soon became difllcult. Tho
presidential parly spout tlio morning
quietly nt the Aragon until 11 o'clock
when thoy were driven rapidly to tho
cxKsltion grounds without any pa
fade whatever. Insldo tho gates
tho military was already gathered.
After tho roviow tho president was
introduced by President Collier of tho
exposition company. President Clove
land's appeuruneo at the front of -tho
stand was tho signal for an outburst
of nppluuso from the multitude. He
"Mr. Pros!d(jnti , On my own bohaU
nnd for my co-laborers in tho execu
tive branch of our government who
havo accompanied 'inc, I thank you for
your kind words of greeting. Wo aro
hero to congratulate you aud your as
sociates upon tho splendid success of
tho exposition you have bet on foot
nnd upon the evidences- you havo
gnthered, chlelly lllustratlvo of South
em enterprise, Southern Industry and
Southern recuperation But w'o aro
also hero to clnlm a shnro in tho pride
of your achievement No portion of
our countrymen, wherever found,
cnn exclusively appropriate thu
glory urlstng from theso sur
roundings. Thoy aro proofs of
American genius nnd industry which
aro tho joint possession of all our
people, und they represent triumphs
of American skill und ingenuity in
which till our citizens, from the high
est to tlio humblest, havo a proprietary
right. Whilo my follow citizens of
Georgia und her neighboring stntes
may fellcltnto themselves to tho fullest
extent upon such evidences ns are hero
found of the growth und prosperity of
tho Interests nnd enterprises in which
they nro cspecinlly.conccrned, 1 can
not bo deprived of tho enjoyment
afforded by the rollcctlon thut tho
work they hnvo done emphasizes lu
the sight of tho world the immense
resources aud Indomitable thrift of
tho people of tho United States.
"It bccms to me tho thought may bo
suggested us not inappropriate to this
occasion, that what wo bee about us Is
an outgrowth of another exposition In
augurated on American soil moro than
'a century ugo, when a new nation was
exhibited to tho civilized world, guar
anteed and protected by a constitution
which wasordained and established by
the people of the United States, with
tlio declared purpose of promoting
their general welfare and securing tho
blessings of liberty to themselves and
"The success which has attended
tho exposition of products und manu
facturers Is not altogether duo to tho
quality of tho soil or character of tho
people In any of the contributing
stites, but It rests largely npon the
fact that theso states are members of
a bcneflelontly governed nation,
whoso natural resources und udvunt
uges everywhere havo been de
veloped and improved by tho
influence of freo institutions, and
whoso peoplo have been stimulated
und encouraged by the blessings of
personnl liberty. A contemplation of
tlio benefits vouchsafed to us by our
government easily reminds us of tho
importance of a hearty and united
co-operation In thoir support and pro
tection. We should loyjugly watch
and guard it, not only because we are
recipients of its precious gifts, but for
its own bake, und becauso it has been
put into our hands in sacred keeping,
to prove to tho world thnt man can bo
trusted with self government
"Wo shall walk in the path of patri
otic duty, if remembering that our
freo Institutions wero established to
promote the general welfare, we strive
for those things which bencilt all our
people, and cacli of us is content to
receive from a common fund his share
of tho prosperity thus contributed.
Wo shall miss our duty and forfeit our
heritage if, in narrow bclllshness, wo
aro heedless of tho general welfare
und struggle to wrest from the Gov
ernment private advantages which
can only bo gained at the expense of
our fellow countrymen.
"I hope I may therefore be per
mitted in concl'nion to suggest, us a
most important lessou taught by this
occasion, tho absolute necessity to our
national health und welfare, nnd con
sequently to our Individual happiness
ns citizens of a careful discrimination
in our support of policies nnd in our
advocacy of political doctrines be
tween those which prompt the
promotion of tho public welfare
and those which seem to simply
sorvo selfish interests. If wo uro
to CDJoy the blessings our gorernment
was framed to fairly and justly bestow,
wj hlmll secure them in due 'time, by
cultivating u spirit of broud American
brothcrhooi nnd insisting upon such
conduct us will, within tho spirit of
tho golden rule, promote the general
Darin? Ilurglars Foiled.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct 21. Burglars
made an'attcinpt to gain entrunco to
tho vault of the Citizens' bank at Ore
gon. Mo., early yesterday morning.
Dynamite was used, and tho building
uns biitily damaged by thu terrific ex
plosion. The vault was blown to
pieces, but tho steel box containing
tho bank's funds remained closed. The
robbers escaped, but nro being pur
sued. COLD BLOODED MURDERS
Crazy llrnce Collan Shoots Down Phillip
I'rlck und Martin Koch.
El Reno, Okla., Oct 2t. A double
murder occurred in Washita county,
eighty mil"s west of here, on Boggy
Croeic, on last Friduy morning about
10 o'clock, at wliich time Crazy Bruce
Collan murdered in cold blood Phillip'
Frlck aud Martin Koch. It seems that
Frick and Koch, two Germans, were
witnesses against Collan'a father, who
had a difliculty with a German last
fall In which fie split tho German's
head open with an ax.
JIM CORBETT -.RETIRES
Announce That Iln Hits tjh'lt tualMta
Klntr. . ,
Hot Sr-JUNos, Ark., Oct. 34v ''I
hnvo fought nly Inst light I hereby
announce .that I havo retired fronvtho
ring, nttd will glvo tho championship
bnlt to tho winner of tho Manor
This unexpected nnnouuecment was
niado Inst evening in tho rotunda o
tho Arlington hotel by James J. Cor
bett, n Mioi't time nfter indulging in a
stormy interview with Martlii Julian
whom ho had como up from his train
ing quarters to sco and endeavor to
persuade to ngroo to postpone tho
meeting with Fitzslmmons until No
vember 11. Tho champion hnd just
purtaken of a henrty dinner, nnd had
a cigar In his hand, and, tutnltig tb'n
friend at his elbow, remarked: ".I
hnvo quit training, and here goes for
my first smoke." So saying, he lighted
hlsdlgnr nnd lelsitroly puffed nt It.
"I will Icnvo horo to-morrow morn
ing with my party for St Louis. I
hnvo lpst four months In training and
allowing mytelf to bo dragged from
ono point to another. I am satisfied
now this mnn Fitzslmmons docs not
want to fight, and will not bo horo to
meet me. 1 ho is anxious to fight
why doesn't he como on right now, bo
foro thero Is a law passed Tn thls,Slato
to provent us from meeting? llo wont'
light, and I don't Intend to loso any
moro time fooling with him."
Julian hnd only to say thnt on tho
morning of tho 31st FltzslmmonR' namo
would bo found on the register of tlio
Arlington hotel; thnt ho would bo
rondy to meet Corbett then, and no '
sooner or Inter, and that if Corbett
was not hero ho would claim tho for-,
folt and tho championship of tho
An hour later Corbett changed his
mind about leaving for St Lanis, and
gave it out that ho would remain hero
until nfter tho 31st, como what would.
Martin Julian has submitted a prop
osition to Mayor Waters, in which ho
agrees to fight Fitzslmmons against
Corbett for a purso of 810,000 on Octo
bor 111, provided tho affair is taken out
of thu hands of tho athletic club, Tho
matter is boing considered. v
At a Tate hour last night Martin
Julian nccoptod nn offer of a 810,000
purso by the Hot Springs Athletic club
for a fight on October 31, under its di
rection. Julian nt onco started for
Spring Lako to confer with Corbett,
who declared early In tho day thnt ho '
would fight for any kind of a purse
on, before or after October 31.
AN IMPORTANT RULING.. ',
rho Govornmont'g Responsibility for ths
Delivery of l'ostal Matter.
.lEPFKItSON CITV, Mo., Oct 2"!. Judge
Adams of tho Federal Court mado a
ruling hero yesterday in regard to tho
Government's jurisdiction over postal
matter that Is of much importance.
Charles Dorton, a negro employed by
Warden Pace at tho penitentiary to do
odd jobs and carry tho United State's
mall to and from the prison, was In-
dieted for rifling lottera of valuables,
such as money, postal notes, stamps,
etc. After testimony for tho Govern
ment had been introduced, the attor- '
noys for tho negro demurred on tho
ground thnt Dorton wns nn agent and
ns the government delivered tho let
ters into his hands its jurisdiction
ended, in other words that after an
agent has received mall property, ho .
government cannot follow him up and
see that it is delivered to tho person ,
addressed. Tho court sustained this .'
demurrer nnd the negro was dis
charged. This Is nn entirely new rul
ing in this division of the Federal
courts, although not without prece
FIGHT WITH A BANDIT.
Despomto Attempt of an Outlaw to nob
a Nebraska Dank.
IlAnRisnuno, Neb., Oct 84. A dar
ing attempt was mado yesterday after
noon to clean out tho Banner County
Bank of this place. A masked
robber entered tho bank at about
1 o'clock, and . demanded tho
funds of Mr. Carlisle, tho cash
ier. Tlio robber had somo dif
ficulty in drawing his revolver from
his belt and Carlisle ran out tho siilo
door, through his residence and to tho
street Thinking the robber hnd a
horse ho went behind tho house and
finding the animal there rode around
giving the alarm. Tlio citizens gath
ered with guns nnd as tho robber camo
out opened fire and after an exchnngo
of two dozen shots tho rob-,
ber. whilo running, was wounded
in tlio leg by a riilo ball und surren
dered. It was found that in his haste
he had overlooked most of tbo bank's
funds, only faking small elm ugo
amounting to 3)07. Tho prisoner's
name is uraitam anu ne says no is
from Scotts, Bluff county.
Unitarians In Convention.
Washington, Oct. 24, Moro than a
thousand loaders of tho Unitarian
church, including scores of prominent
divines, woro gathered In Metzorott's
music hall yesterday when tho na
tional conference of the Unitarian and
other Christian churches was' formally
opened. United States Senator Hoar '
of Massachusetts is tho president of
tho conference, but ho wns detained at
Worcester, Mass., and Hon. Dormau
B. Fnblon of.New York presided over
To He Married Next Month.
Washington, Oct 24. There will
6e two weddings in the household of
Senntor and Mrs. Gorman next inontli.
The engrgements of Miss Daisy Gor
man and Richard Johnson and Miss
Bessie Gorman ami Walton, J. Lam
bert wero announced somo time ago. .
The grooms are well known residents
of this city in unofficial life.
Shot by a Knlvatlonlst.
LeXinoton, Ky., Oct 1.4. Tho Rev.
George Mills, a Salvationist preaqher,
fatally shot Charles Clemens, a young;
farmer, near Chalybeate Springs. On
Sunday Clemens ncaompauied tha
daughter of Rev. Mills to church.
Mills took his daughter away from
Clemens. When he mot the latter on
the highway lie emptied his gun into
Clemens. Mills was arrested.
Threo Crops of Tear This Year.
S.KDAWA, Mo.,Oct 24 H. II. Franks
of Houstonla, Pettis county, .' hoa
already secured two crops from a peat
tree and another "crop Is ripening.
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