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   Bloomfield Democrat (Newspaper) - June 14, 1900, Bloomfield, Indiana                                 ftcco  rdev  The 3^loomfield Democrat.  established vol. xxxil.  bloomfield, indiana, thursday, june 14, 1900.  $1.50 vês«. No. 16.  In Convention Assembled Sounds the Keynote of the Campaign.  THE SITÜÄIION DEFINED  Hon. Samuel M. Ralston Ut-tow Truths With No Uncertain Sound.  What the Democratic Party Has Accomplished In the Past and What It Promises.  ludlanapolls, Juno 7.—Upon accepting the giivel at tbo hands of the Indiana state Deuio<Tatif (-(»nveution yesterday, Hon. yaimiel M. Ilalston of Lebanon, permanent chairman of the convention, said, in part, his utterances beinff listened to with the closest attention:  Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention—I accept your gavel in obedience to your command. In yielding to j-our wishe.s I am honored far beyond my deserts. To presitle over the deliberations of this magnificent body of Indiana Democrats, assembled upon tills momentous occasion to take coimst'I of one another in matters touching the affairs of state and of free government, is honor enough for a life time, and from the inner-nioRt recesses of my heart I thank you for it  Thp declaration of principles you shall make will, I am confident, be approv. :! by our party and supported Iiy many who have not heretofore affiliated with it. The plea that can »and will be made for the success of the ticket you name, will not be groundless, but all convincing, and victory will be emblazoned on its banners next Xoven)l)i>r.  Why should not the Democratic party succeed in Indiana at the next election? I>oes not its record in state affairs inspire coniiilence and guarantee a full and satisfactory discharge of duties Imposed by a victory at the polls V  The story of Democratic stewardship in Indiana Is a long and glorious one. It has elicited encomiums from those not of our political faith, and given our state an enviable standing In the sisterhood of »tates. The speaker then referred In detail to the school systems, the election law, the tax law, iind tlie school book law.  For the present chief executive of Indiana I have no enmity or ill will. I am his friend, and on more than one occasion I have taken pleasure in speaking words of c<mm]ondatlou of blm and of his administration. Bijt while my personal relation with hlin has been most agreeable, I reserve the right to pnitest with all the earnestr ness at niy command against hi» tearing into threads and trampling under fiX)t certain constitutional and statutory j>rovislou3 that he may harbor in Indiana men charged with the fearful crime of murder in a sister state.  When the rei»resentatlve of the state of Kentucky presented the proper pq.-pers to iiovernor Mount for Finley'a return. It was obligatory upon the executive to grant the requisition, and Its refusal was a stultification of the law governing him in the premises ana an insult to the citizenship of Indiana.  Turning from state to national af-fairs, startling memories revive and an appalling situation confronts us. The all-absorbing and dominating la-Bue of the great national contest of 1890 was the financial question. Every campaign has a leading or eontrolling question, to which every other question stands secopdary, and the contest of four years ago was no exception to the general rule. Our opponents rode Into power by methods of corruption and Intimidation, pledged to relieve without delay, through financiiil legislation, the then distressed condition of the country.  Monstrous as it may seem, the snioke of the great struggle had scarcely cleared away until the president convened congress in extra session, not for the purpose of reforming the financial laws of the nation, as promised, l>ut for the sohi purpose of enacting a new scale of taxation for the nation and creating additional burdens for an already oppressed people. This m<>asure, the so-called relief measure, about which we have heard 80 much, actually extended the hlght of the Chinese walls about the nation, and created a treasury dcticit for the first year of more than $40,-000,000.  The country has not forgfrtten, how-over, what followed the enactment of the Dingley law. During tlie first year or IS months subsequent to its p-assage almost every class of labor suflfertid a reduction in wages. This was true In the highest iproteeted Industries. You have not forgotten the cotton weavers of New England, who had to submit to a cut in their payroll almost upon tue printing of the law. Hero In our own state strikes were frequent, atid the ravages of starvation among the miners aroused public sympathy to such a point that our governor appomted a committee, composed of a Republican official ana a gold Democrat, to examine Into their miserable condition.  Whatever may be said about th€ Dlngley law, the impartial mind must admit that It Is a most infamoui-species of class legislation, and that It has accomplished its purpose In an eminently satisfactory manner tc those who are the special objects ol Its bounty. The power it confers up on the few to absorb the wealth ol the masses is phenomenal. It is ii rerltable hotlwHl for the breeding and formation of trusts and combines In restraint of trade and hurtful to the .wellfarg; ^eyer before Jn  The^Eiatoty of this goverument did tE« pcH)ple stand in such awe of the privileged classes as they have under the present national administration. He Is either blind or Insincere who Is not willing to admit that the course and l>olicy of the government, to an alarming extent, are determined by those made rich and powerful through the perversion of the functions of govern ment.  Since the Republican party has been compelled to give some attention tc the industrial giants of destruction it has developed through vicious leg islatlon, It gravely Informs the country:' Firsts, that trusts and combinations do not have their origin in n high protective tariff, and secondly, that nothing can be done toward saving the people from further Injury in the absence of a constitutional amendment. My friends this Is a plea for delay and an argument to extend the oi»portunlty for favoritism to fas ten Its tentacles more strongly about the people and their government  The fight begun by the Democratic party In 18iMA for monetary reform will never cease nntll victory is acliieved. The most effectual and peaceful method yet devised by the Ingenuity of man to reduce a people to the condition of serfs, is to place their money In the absolute control of financial speculators, so that Its volume may be expanded and conti-actwl at their will.  The recent financial legislation of the Republican party Is In violation of the nation's tradition and con.stitu-tlon, and subvertlve of the rights of the people. Its leading provisions comnilt the government to the single gold standard; make all exlstlnj? btmds and interest or any further issue payaJile in gold; give the secretary of the treasury the dangerous power in the al>senee of an act of congress, to issue 3 per cent 20-year bonds to maintain the gold reserve; and authorize national banks to Issue currency to the nnumnt of the par value of Itonds deposited.  The changing of the people's contract without their consent and thereby making the outstanding bonds payable in gold, was as vile a piece of legislation as was ever suggested by U all street gandders or Ilanna banditti. The morality of the act would detrjict frouj the ehamcter of an 181)0 anarchist.  The Democratic party will. If given the ppv.er to restore to tlK> peojjle, along the llnesi sugge.stcid in the fa nious Chicago platform, tlni monetary system of the fatliers, the silver and gold of the constitution as standard money, coined fi-ee and without limit, regardless of tiio wishes of foreign nations, and sui)plemented with a sufficient volume of piii)er currency to meet the needs of the country, IsbiuhI by tlu' government and redeemable at tlie option of the government In either mofal t)n demand.  The love of our country for human liberty and seJf-govemment moved Congress t»> declare that t'uba Is anrt of riglit onglit to be free and Independent. This deelnration was not made in furtherance of any scheme ultimately to acquire and annex Cuba or other terrltorj', but solely for file high punxwe of giving a iMJople wIk) had earne<l their freedom, tin; rlu'lii to establish and conti-ol a gov-«•ir.iuent of their own.  We are confronted with problems as a resuH of tlie war and the policy of tln> party in iK)v>-er in refei-encp theriv to that threati'n to rock like a ship in a Kturii! our pres*>nt form of govert» ment.  Touching the solution of these prob-leniH. tlie DenuR-ratlc party shall si»eak v.itlKiiit reserve. It luis earned tills :i-ht. The course It pursued in the pveiiaratory steps leading up tq the declaration of war and subse-(juently an* highly commendable. No president was evi>r given more loyal siippiiit by his opponents than the Democrats in congress gave Mr. Mc: Kinley in his war policy. They slrenu'tliened him In every way possible, and In no Instarice did they seek to obstruct legislation. They voted him every man and every dollar 1k' wanted, and when the crlsl.s ciune, the courage, the heroism and valiant services of Democrats set the civilized world ablaze with glory.  .\t th4' head of the American army, as its commander-in-chief, stood the gallant Democrat. Genoral Miles. On May 1. isas. a battle as matchless In Us brilliancy as In Its results, made It possible to plant our flag on the ramparts of Manila, and rendered Imperishable the name and fame of c;ommodore — tiow Admiral—Dewey, a Democrat.  The courage displayed In the sinking of the Merrlmac, under the frown Ing forts of death, on the Spanish hills overlooking the Santlagochannel, has added to the list of the world's bravest and noblest tjenefactors, the name of Hobson, a Democrat.  The man under whose eommaud Cervera's fleet met defeat and almost annihilation, whose Inconquerable genius broke the power of Spain In war and carried dismay to the Spanish throne, was that Ideal and superb naval officer, Conitnodor« Bchley, a Democrat.  And, finally, when the Imttle v^-as the hottest In, front of Santiago, when our brave soldiers were fighting In tht trenches all but exhausted, when shot and shell were thinning their ranks as the enemy advanced upon them, and retreat meant the slaughter and the butchery of our forces. Gen. Shafter was in the act of retiring with his army, but not through any fault of his, when suddenly there dashed upon the scene and changed the situation from one of defeat to one of victory, that fearless and high spirited south-em Democrat, "Little Joe Wheeler."  The attitude of the Republican party toward the Inhabitants of the Islands, coming, as between this and the Spanish government, under the Jurisdiction of the former, can not be maintained without an abandonment of our national ideals and constitutional restraints.  But we are told by the administration at Washington and Its supporters here at home that the Filipinos in the main are an uncivilized people and Incapable of self government. This contention runs counter to the views of Dewey. When he landed his forces 1b Manila harbor he said in a cablegram to his government: "They are far superior In th^ InteUlyence. and  rûôrïï capaijle'Trf sëTT goviiruiiient tTiâïi the Cubans. I am familiar witli botli races and furtlier inti'icourse with them has confirmed me in this opin* ion."  The evidence- shows that our representatives treated these pcxiple, prior to the break between them and out authorities, as having sutficlent Intel-ngence to Justify an acceptance of them as worthy allies. Tiiey werti given to understand tliat we wanted their co-operation, and tliat it was our purpose to see that they got their independence. Rut now tlie administration tells tlieni that unconditional surrender to our authority must precede our treatment with tiiein I'or peace, and that they must banisii from their hearts and l)lot from tliclr minds all sentiment lor tlie i.slauil home where sleep their dead.  The Democratic party, tlicrtiforo. If in power, would hasten to say to tlie Filipinos, "these luxuriant Islands are yours—sacredly yours. All wo want is a coaling station. You proceed to establish your own government, and the United States of America will 0tand ready to drive from your sunny land and sea-washed shores any power that shall attempt to interfere with your right to govern yourselves." This the common dictates of humanity euggest, and In demanding It the Democratic party puts itself In harmony with the old-fashioned American idea of government and of right.  When our flag went to Porto Rico to stay, either the constitution accompanied It,or tho flag should have remained at homo.  The supremo court of the nation lias held that "the power of congress over territories Is limited by the obvious purposes for which It was conferred, and theso purposes are satisfied by measures which prepare tlia people of the territories to becomo states In the Union;" that "every nati<Hi acquiring territory by treatj or otherwise must hold it su1(.i-»ct to th« constitution and laws of its own govemrnent;" that "the constitution tvaa made for the benefit of everx cltl. een of ttie United States," and that ^h«re ts no citizen, whatever his con> dltk>n, or wherever he may be, with* to the territory of the United States, who baa not a right to its protection." , It Is expressly provided in the con-itltutlon that "no tax or duty shall be laid on articles exportod from ans •tate."  It follows as a logical sequence fI*om the holdings of the supreme court I have quoted, and the provis« Ion of tho constitution I have Just vea^ that the recent act of congress fmposiàg a tariff tax on the exports of Porto Rico Into the states is un-constitutional and void and a wrong, whose magnitude cannot l)e adéquat» ly described.  The people of this country object to the tax Imposed upon the Porto Rlcans on the ground, first, there la no authority for It, and, second, It Is a dangerous precedent, with dangerous Influences back of It.  I'resldent McKlnli^y said In December last that it was our idain duty to give them free access lo our markets, but the Inliucnces demanding the tax were not only powerful enough to compel the president to change his mind and to Ix'coiiie a lobbyist and a logroller in congress in f.-nor of taxing them, but i)o\vurl'iiI enough to override tiie constitution.  The adinlnlslration has clc;irly indicated an intention to hold tiie Islands wltli wiiich we are now concerned, for the purpose of spoliation, and beyond doubt to this fact is largely due tho disgrace and huinlliatlou our country now suffers, througli the thefts and frauds of the administration in the affairs of Cuba. The little rascals correctly Interpreted the signs of the times, and were sj'slemalicaUy storing away their harvest in tlie safety deposit vaults, before tlie big scoundrels got their methods in operation, and the big fellows are now righteously Indignant.  Gentlemen of the convention, at this Juncture in the affairs of our nation, a high and imperative duty rests upon the Democratic party. Tlie pi-esent administration, domineered by the worst influences In public life, should be succeeded by a Doinocratic administration and the public service purified.  To lead us in the discharge of this duty, our candid;ite Is already named. Uls nomination will be ratified on tho nation's next birthday. He is honest and courageous. He Is a God-feajing and a Christ-loving statesjiian, whose heart beats in sympathy with the common people of his country. No man need to apologize for iighthig under the banner of William Jcuuing3 Bryan.  ÌTniiclÌiTTror TUTuT- g^TTIuiiTTIT "fOTaar ong-»Hill fi>ri (j.  VVe nix- uli-ea<ly f.ii' uJvai.ocl lii thu polk-y OÌ .ilbUl'Uli' lille WlÙL-U 1-1,1^ <iVUSV>l uu cii-c-i-.Mcliiiu'ul OH Uh- 1-ight.s ilic i^.u^lo ut liouiv, uiid ou liberty al'i'o.i.:. uiid u aub-Vc•l•^¡"li "f IKil^uhir ¿;.nc:iiiii. ut.  Il is llu- UlsK.i-y ui iLi..' Iiiiuiaii l'iice tliat fverv Ulti"" wliiCli Uas hi)iii,'iiL to oxiind lls V^wei- by ilubU-'-ylli;,' Iti.- hbciiy otUeiH, lia.s ili tUe i-iid, Uc'.sin.yod tlio 1 b-t!i-ty «j£ iLs owu iiooiilo. No iiouiflc CULI exlst i.art Ìruf and imil biavo, l.arl cUlztjn uiid  liiliL tiubji-i-l, liait republic ami part oui  b;ubnHl tliu cvniuitiiig intluiuico ol  ciliiiiial doiiiiiiiuu lias uUoady bioiiglu uls-  gi-a.-i- iilM.ii llic i-L'i.iiblic; lUal usiirinil uiul  ùiL-latonal jiowur lia> already rcai-iu-d l ie  imi iioso CI asM.i-iiii.; ]»>\\t:i i" luie .. i-.'Kai-d lo lii-,v, duiy, or ii^iiL iinuoii>U'. Itidi'Uoiub-iK-e is willihuld frolli Ui<! CubuiiH  THE riiATFOIlM  PeoIarMtons Upon Which Indiani Democracy Will Stand This Fall. The report of the committee on reso lutions was received and adopted witl It notable degree of fervor on the part Of the delegates. The report was pro aented by W. H. Elchhorn of Bluffton chairman of the committee, who wa: Interrupted time and again In his read lug by the tumultuous chccring of th< delegates—a manifestation of approval which was Joined in by many of th< spectators, the galleries lending theh Quota to the cheering. The platfora follows;  We, tbe Democrats of Indiana, io con Veatioo assembled, reatUrm our alleglanc« to th« principles of liberty and Jnstlci Wblctt the Democratic party has advocated Crom tbe tiuM of Jefferaou.  We reaffirm and pledge our allcglance tc the principles of tbe Declaration of lude pendeuce and acknowledge our debt ol gratitude to Thomas Jefferson, tbe autboi of tbat charter of human rlgbts.  W« reaffirm and pledge our allegiance tc tta* principles of tbe Constitution of tbe tlnited States and declare our veueratluu Cor tbe wise and far-slgbted patriots wUc InaUtoted Its beneficent provisions, not only Cor tbemeselves, but for tbe welfare oC tbe peopl* for all time.  Wo reaffirm and pledge our aUegianee t« tb« prisdples of tbe Chicago platform oi 1806, and commend its dlstlngulsbed exponent William Jennings Bryan, to tba people oC tlM Uaitvd Btatea as an able atates-man, a alnoore patriot, and an bouest man, who can safely be trusted to stand at ali times for tbe people and against tbelc foes at bome and abroad.  And we instruct tbe delegates aeiectea by tbis convention to cast tbeir votes for blm at tbe Democratic national conrentioa tu b9 held at Eaasas City, tt ia of vital importance at tbis tima tbat  tt» BWP^* aboiild raatora tbe ^iindum«»ntal  tlaniier line. TIk- ciisuiullou and tlic iiiiyliUHl laith of llu- roiail.lic have be.-u violat.-d in I'orto liicaii l.^'b-laliou for tli«j  imi'iioso of !ism riiii.; powor lo rule wlilioiit >  ill (toniim-«" oi iiiw mid iiuLlonal iirouilbi-r,. tlav.M-v iri r.Toiiuizi-d ai.d ¡.rou-cu-d lu b ilu and iiivoluiitnry sfWluidL' lu Hawaii lu violatiuu of 111« t-ouslluuloii.  \Vi! L-oiidonai llic oxiravaii;;anct; ot t le prcsout adiiiiiiistratioii, lUe vlnlutloii of tin; Civil serviw, fi-aiidulfiit ¡iriuy o.iUra.-ts, pavmijui ui double ^alarU■s lo mDllii'y tei-K, sinillulion of the people of Cuba, ami t;ie iuvoi- ,iiid jiroteclloii sbowu yarLl^<aus, Bpeculalurs and eorniiit oilioiuls iu tlu-ir dealiiiuH --villi Uie kovi-i i.uiciit.  V, i' demand an boiu-sl and .-(-011011110111 ad-inuiisUallou yt national alTairs, lliu repeal of 111!.' siaiiip tax, iind sucli coii^ilituiional auiondiiieiits as will enable conKress 10 levy a ¡.laduated Ineonii' lax and provide for tiie eleelioii of United Stales Beuulortj by a direor. vote of the people.  We iii-o opposed to a larve standlug nrniy. Millti>rv rule Nhould iind no pbi<-e under a repiilvlic and wc eondeniii it wlietlier us.-d to administer goveriinient in Cuba, or I'j crush lilxirty in the I'lillippines.  Domes; le order Is best eoiiserved by th; civil autliorlti'<s and In time of war, llii! safety and honor of the republic can be trusted to Its volunteer.  AVe exteli'l our sympathies to the peopl« of the Traiif^vaal and the Orange Free Stale In their heroic effort to luiiiutaiu th< lr liberty and inilependence.  We deiuaud the striet enioreenient of the Monroe doctrine and the con:-itruct Ion of thi; Ki<-araKuau canal, and we deiiounee liie Ilav-rauiieefote ireaty ns an abjeet sur-reu'.ler to Kiiu'lisU «iieiatlou of the rli-'hi of this) republic lo fortify and in time of war, to controi, the NicaraKimn cannl.  We call attention to tho reform loijisla-tlon wliloh tiie Democratic party has ;iiven the people of this .state, the scliool book law, the tax laws, the Australian ballot, the fee and salary reform, and the many statutes for tlie protection of biiior.  The UepuljlioHn party is now hypocrit Icaliy ciulininK credit for the reclaotioii In our stale debt, made possible by tiie Democratic t:ix law, the onaeimeiit of which it opposed.  It has mutilated the Austrnllan ballot law and repealed tlie statute making the brib ery of voters a pennl offense. In four years of absolute Control of state nffalrs. It has failed to pass any eftectunl lejiislation nfr.ilnst monopolies or trust.s, but Las uniformly defeated ftll effort to eiinot antl-trust laws.  We pledvre onrselves to nn economical nrt-mlnlstration of state affairs, tho non-nartl-ean mp.naKemont of the state Institutions, the oontinuHiion of the reform work bcKun by the Democratic party and the euactuieat and cnforepuii'iit of state iegisUtion agnlnst trusts.  We call attention to tho cxtraorrtinniy concentration of wenlth and the alarmlnt-growth of monopoly during the McKlnb ' iidmlnistratltin; the arbitrnry regnl.ntion > r markets; tlie Increased cost of ilviiiK: tl ■ los.s of industrial iiidependenco; thr de-potic power of employment and diseharfi • of American labor now coneentrntln.? In a few hands; the activity of these monopolies In politics; their Increasing iulluence in t>i'> enactment and enforcement of laws, aii'i the unconcern of real favors with which those thInKS are regarded by the Uopub-lican leaders. Relief can not be expocteti so long as tho friends of trusts remain hi ofBce. The Democratic party, free from their huluence, and not emb.irrassed l>r their favors pledijes Its representatives in office to the positive enactment and eti-forcemont of anti trust legislation.  We are opposed to a protective tarlft and condemn the Dlngley law ns the eulmlnnt-Ing atrocity of the protective policv. It Is unjiistlflabfe In principle and pernicious in rrnctlce and has contributed to. the deve!-opment and fosterluft of trusts wliieh have been maintained under that law at their highest point. The menace of monopoly at this time Is most pronounced and no sincere effort has been made by tho Uepulv Mean pnrtv, now in full control of the government, to strike a blow at the trust out-  We, therefore, demand the removal of all tariff from articles made or controlled by a trust and that no tariff be levied for other purposes than revenue.  We renew our thanks and grateful ac-knowlecluoment to the soUllers and sallora who fought In the war for tho Union, tUu Mexirnn war, tho war with Spain and In tho I'hilippiru's.  Wo pvoiesl against the policy of tho Ke pnbr,(;an .-idml'.iistratlon wiiich has In maiiv instances needlessly embarrassed tlie ail-jnstinent and di'iiied the consideration of claims for jiensions 011 ai'count of disabilities, wounds and death im-urred iu the military and navul service, and demand iia Immediate and lust adjudication of such claims now so long poslponed. And we concur iu the crltlcisiu of the iiresent administration of the pension department.  We, tlierefore, call on all who love their country and Its Institutions, who hold popular government better than absolute rule, who realizi' that self-government can be preserved only by constant adherence to constitutional 'safeguards, who oppose special legislation and believe that all should stand equal before the law, and that the flag should not be a symbol of subjugation and wrong, lnu of freedom and right, and that this republic should be a guarantee or fquallty and equity at home and of honor and justice abroad, to unite with us In the viudicatlon of these principles.  Uesolvod, Tluit the ftgun; or device to be used on tli(? ballot to designate the candl-^ dates of this convention and for Deinoeratlc candidates In nil the elections throughout the slate, nhiill be the "Uoostcr" in tho attitude of crowing.  STUTE TICKE  Indiana Democrats Nominate Banner Bearers For tne Campaign.  INTERESTING CONTESTS  Hon. Joliii >V. Kcrii, of Iii-«lianaiKt'is 11m<1s TivkvL  Second Plaça Is Given to John C. Lavvlor, oi Saiem--The Other Nominees.  THE TICKET.  For Oovernor—  JOJiN W. KEIJN,  I >i Miirlon County.  For liieuteiniiit (ioveriKir— JOHXC. L.AWLKli,  Of WaslmiKt'iii County.  For Socretiiry of State—  ADAM HKLMi'.KKGEIl,  (Jt I-'loyd County.  For Auditor of State—  JOHN W. 311X011,  Of .Marlon County.  For Treasurer of State— JEROME IIEHFF,  Of Mluml County.  For Attorney General—  C. l\ DliUMMOXD,  of Maishail County.  For Ifejjortor Sui»renic Court--JIEXIiY (j. YEIi(iL\,  Of Henry County.  For Sup't. rnhllc Instruction— CliAl^LE^i A. GllE AT HOUSE,  Of Posey County.  For Chief Hnreaii of Statistics— KDW.VHD HOiiCFF,  of JelTers<.n County.  For Judg-c of Supreme Court-  First District-  (iEOl.MiE L. JiEINHARDT,  Of Monroe County.  Second Dl-sttlct—  J. W. AOAIR,  of Whitley County.  Indianapolis, .Tunc 7.- In (.'alllnir tin» Iii(li;i!ia sr.-iic I K'iikh r;iti(.- cui! vcntlon to order r ostvi-(!:iy CiuiiriiKin of tin- State Ci iitnu < oiiiiiiiiîfv Turks M. ^[ia•tiu, Inti-odu-iMÎ lî-c U»'v. ('. c. T.nshy of In-dianaiiulit-:, \vuo dolivcrrci an iinprosi.s-ivc inv;)c;it!oii. Tin- rcjiort of tho (ruiii-toe on pfiin.-iiH'ut orLraiilzatloii niiiiu-d linn. Siiiinirl ;\I. Uaiston of Lebanon aii eivnii-ii>an iin»l .Ii>lia .Riliiisou, .Tv., editor oí' llir r.cdroid D.-iuoerat, secre-  Would Not Suffer so Again for Fifty Times its Price.  I awoke last uight with severe paioB in my stomacb, I never felt HO badly in all my life. When 1 came down to work this morning I felt so weak 1 could hardly work. 1 went to Miller tt McCnrdy's drug store and they recommended Chamberlain,8 Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea llemedy. It worked like magic and one dose fixed me all jht. It certainly is the finest thing I ever used for stomach trouble. I shall not be without it iu my home hereafter, for I should not care to endure the sufferings of last night again for fifty times its price.—G. H. Wilson, Liveryman, Burgetistown, Washington Co., Pa, This remedy is for sale by Geo. Cravens.  The production of rice in the United States is becoming quite an industry,  A Preacher  Of Waterloo, Ind., Kev. 8. P. Klotz, writes: "I have been afllic-ted over 20 years with dyspepsia or Bour stomach. Have tried different remedies without much benefit. A lOc bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin gave me great benefit. Have taken nearly one large, and feel like a different person. For sale by George E. Cravens. june  The girl who doesn't wish to see callers must expect to be found out.  Are You With Us?  Do you feel just finer than anybody all the time? If you take Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin you md.y feel good the year round. It is guaranteed to cure constipation, indigestion and all stomach and bowel troubles. 50c or 10c  size. Geo. E. Cravens will tell you all about it. june  JOilX NV. KEUN. tliry. lAiil<iv,-|iii;- the address of^The chalnnaii ¡nid ilie iidoption of the report of tlie coiiiiultiee on resolutions the convention pitHtH-ded rajiidly to the order of laislni'ss.  Tlie delilKM-jitions of tho convention throuuliout \v(!re c'h:iniet(!riz<.'d by a busiiiesslilve directness which will make tliis .i^'atiieriiit,' of the; ivpresonta-tivo r)enin<'r;icy of the state uienior-ahle anions meetings of Its Ivind. There ■was a uiiiuiiniily of action, too. in all tho con<;hisions of tiie convention, dis-playinji a de^^ree of hunuony which auiiur.s well for tiie earnestness of Indiana Democracy dnrin.ir tho coinin.ii eaniitaiun.  Notwltlistandlni; tiie rain which fell all tlie forenoon tlie wide naileries of Tonilinson lisiH contai'.ied many ladies whose iiiieri'sted altejiiion to tlie deliberations of tlie e(.l!Venll(iIl lent a graceful fe:itiire lo !iie paliierini;. <>n tlie sta<ze suri'ouiidiii:, tiie ciiairnian and oHicers of tlie coiiventiini we!-!-many of tlie nmsi iirmninent l>enu»-crats in th-,' state, ainonii whom were seen men w lio-e iiaiiies arc of natlon.-il si^'nllicancc In the counsels of tlie Deino(-ratlc party.  One of the most enthusiastic scones ever eiiiii-ted on the lloor of tlie convention lijill was th.'it whicli greeted Mr. Kalston's mention of the name of "William Jennin.i;s ISryau. The delo-gates arose as one man and a tumult of cheers swejit th<> ,c;reat liall In waves of uiat,'nHiceut acclaim for the uame of the ooming standard bearer of the national Democratic party.  Tho followin.i: resohitiou expressive of the i-esiiect for the memory of the late f}ov. Claude Mattliews was adopted by a standiiiii vote:  Wo take this, the first opportunity, since the d<'ath of Gov. Matiliew.s, to record out profound sense of the ptreaf loss which .tfiat Bad event involved to tli<' state of Indiana and esi)e<'ially to tlie Democratic party. Gov. Matthews wa.s a statesman, scholar auA patriot, who performed distinguished services to his party and stnto. Ills memory will ever l«e held in fond recollcction by the Democrats of Indiana.  Tho rooster in the attitude of crowing was adojited as tlie device of the party durint; the coming campaign. The committee on iierinaneut organiza tloii iinnouueed the delejrates at large to thti niiti;in;il convention at Kansas City, as follows: t;. V. Menzios of Mt. Vernon, S. E. Morss of Indianapolis, James Murdock of _La^yette_and  llii-li Dmi i.r IlIiiITton. "Kleef-  ors ,11 : .Mli ii Zoilars of Fori  A\a.\ne Xleholas Cornet of Ver-  f^aill.-.-.  .Joiüi \\". Kern of Indianapolis. Frank 1$. r.iirl.e of Iiidiaiiaiiiilis and Nelson J. r.oziirih of \alp.-ir,iiso, wert« ¡ilaci'd In 'i'jminntUli! i'or -^iovernor. A iiott: from H. I\ Shiveiy, whleh was read before the coincntion, declared that genileinan's resohition that he Ccmld not ai-cept the nominatiou if tendiM'ed hiin and a>ked tliat tlie Convention refialu from a eonsidi-ratlon of bis na IUI'. It n (iniri'd but ono ballot to deterinine tlie contest, that l)cing a^ foilows: Kern, SliUi;; Burke, iir.OVt; liozarth, 41; .shively. Ralston, 1;  (.V>im, 2.  .Mr. Kern was called to the i)li\tform and resjionded la-it-fly to the honor the Convention liad conferred lipon hlm. Mr. lUirke was also called to the plat-  form and made un elociuent and stlr-rlnic address of ;i fuw moments' duration, the entinislastic character of whlcli ellc1t;'d unbounded applause.  For tho otlice of lieuteuant governor the names of John C. Lawler of Saleni, Ma.;. John U. Simpson, editor of the I'aoll News, Mason J. Nibhick of Vin-ceniies and .foliaunes Kopelke of Crown I'oiiit were pr«!sented to the convention. It required three ballots to determine this contest, the first ballot resultInir as follows: Lawler, 540; Simii.son, Koj)elko, 401, and  Niblack, 111.  Tiie sec(,nd ballf)t resultetl Lawler, 701 Vi; Simpson, 2 IS; Kopelko, 483%; Niblack, 71. At the conclusion of this ballot MaJ. Simpson and Mr. Niblack withdrew from the race.  A ivsolution extending greeting to J. G. BJianklln with hopes for his gpeedy recovery was adopt(!d.  The detonnining ballot In tbe llt^n-tenant goviniiorshlp race was Lawler, 1,024: Kopelko, ."Sl.'i. L7>on motion of Mr. Kopelke thi> nomhiation was made unanimous. >ir. Lawler responde<l brietly to tho call of the convention.  For tlie oilice of .secretary of state the naiiK! of Adam n«Jmborger of Now Albany wa.s presented. There belmr no otlu-r name presented Mr. fleliüberjier wa« mado tho nominee bj ju'clamalion.  Tliere vsas no oontr-st either ftir ttki olli<,e of Hiidltor of state, John W. Minor of Tn(!lanat>»Ils. was nominated i)y acclamation, as was Jerome Ilerll of I'eru, for the offleo of trejusurer ol state.  For tho olhc*e of attorney gvneral there was a triangular contest on. tlie names of J. Frank Mann of Muu cie, C. J. Koilmeyer of Columbus and C. r. Drumuioud of Plymouth belnjj placed before the Convention. Tlw first bi'llot res\ilte<l as follows: Diniio-i..oi!d, 727; Kollineyi.r, ,".10; Mann, 243; llnvii'otil, {. Tho sec'ond and deter-milling ballot resulted; Drummoud, VvIO; Kolbm.'ver, nul; Mann, l.'.'i. Mr. ! »runuuond n-spondi'd in a brief ad-dre.ss wJiose many efftictlve i>olnta cr»+-a ted much enrhuslasin. Mr. Koilmeyer also responded brietly to a call for his [»resen(e on tlie stage.  1 h<; (^»ntest for tiie iMMiiinatlou of ro-pori"r of tlie snjireine covut lay between Charles I,. Maw of Uracil aiid Henry C. Y.-rviii; of .N'ewcastle, which resulted in the irhoice of Mv. Yergln by a vote of T72ij to 74 ¡V^.,  Tiie hiter< still;: trianinilar contest for tho u.iiiitn.uion for siipcrhitendont of pnhlle ins'! u-1 loll Ix'iween CharU's A. Creatlion.-^e oi Mt. Vernon, J. L. ()lassi-o<k of l.alayett4.' and John II. lU'ddick of Winamae, created one of the linest btirsts of entl'^isia.im of the session. The l ontest \vas settled on the llrst lialloL >Vhen .^t. Joseph county was reaclied it was founu that Mr. (Ircatlioiisi had received sufficient votes to decían' his nominution. and Mr. (ilasscDck niove<l to make the nomination unanimous. Tb<> motloD was seconded by Mr. lloddiek and It  as so ordered by the convontlon, fimid much entliuslasui.  There wen> two names presented for the ollice of chltif of th«» bureau of statistics, Etiward II<}rulT of Madison and James (luthrie of Na.shvllle, the former being nominated by a vote of 1,17.'') to  For judge of the supretne court for the Flr^' : -ir'.: i there was no contest and «ieoise 1.1. Khelnhardt of lUoom-Ingtou wa.s nominated by acclamation. For judge of the Fourth district B. C. Moon of Kokomo and J. \V. Adnlr of Columbia City cont<?sted for placo, the nomination going to the latter by a vote of 1,07!) to 448. Hefore Ine vote was counted Mr. Moon moved to make Mr. Adair's nominalhm unanimous and It wa.s so ordered.  Tho convention tlien at p. la., (uV Journed, having demonstrated that a t;tate convention can clo.se Its business In ouo day. _  How's This?  We offer one hundred dollars reward for any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.  F, J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O.  We, he undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the la=it 15 years, and believe him perfectly honoraHe in all business transactions, and financially able to carry out eny obligation made by their firm.  WESTt & Truax, Wholesale Drnggis s, Toledo, O.  WaldIng, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in-ernally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free.  Hall's family pills are the best.  CORRESPONDENCE!  A Card of Thanks.  1 wish to say that I feel under lasting obligations for what Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has done for our family. We have used it in so many cases of coughs, lung trouble and whooping cough, and it has always given a most perfect satisfaction, we feel greatly indebted to tbe manufacturers of this remedy and wish them to please accept our hearty thanks. —Ilespectfully, Mrs. S. Doty, Des Moines, Iowa. For sale by Geo. Cravens.  Friendship.  Too wet for the fanners to do any work.  Daisy Christenberry is reported no better at this writing.  Maud and Iluth O'Donald called at Mrs. Oolliff's Sunday afternoon.  Kiver has backed out over a great deal of corn in the low bottoms.  Morgan Thomas is improving slowly. He is out driving around again.  James Garten has been spending a few days at the bedside of his sick father at Bloomfieid.  Plenty of agents of all kinds on the public highway for the past few days.  John McCormick and James Wier have both been very sick for the past week.  Quite a number of young people from here attended the lawn festival given by the band boys at Newberry on last Wednesday night.  Mrs. Ode Myers and Miss Gertie Myers of Plummer, called on Mrs. Ruben Borter and Mrs. Alva Thomas, last Tuesday.  Mrs. Ada Railing has returned home from Birdseye, Duboise Co. Ind., but will return after the 4th of July.  Where are you going to spend the 4th of July? If you want to hear good speaking, or enjoy good music, or like sweet lemonade and cold ice cream come to Newberry. If you enjoy good things to eat be sure and come. If you want to have an all round time come. Come from farm and workshop, from school room and from mine; And bring your wives and babies and have a good old time; Just lay aside your labors, And take a day to ppare, To meet old friends and neighbors; At the Newberry afair.  Volcanic Eruptions.  Are grand, but skin eruptions rob life of jijy. Bncklen's Arnica Salve, cures them; also old, running and fever sores, ulcers, boils, felons, corns, warts, cuts, bruises, buruH, scald 3, chapped hands, chilblains. Best pile cure on earth. Drives out pains and aches. Only 25 cents a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by J. B. Stal-cup, druggist.  Herman Ridge.  Cynthia Brosman is on the sick list.  Replanting corn seems to be the order of the day.  Fount Edwards, of Vilas, was in these parts Sunday.  Wm. G. Shepherd and wife called on Budd Cook Sunday.  Wm. R. Sherfzer and wife visited relatives in Uloomfield Sunday.  Miss Bertha Timmons visited relatives of east Tulip Saturday and Sunday.  Roey Pearson and family contemplate moving to Worthington in the near future.  Grant Gordon and wife, of Bloomfieid, attended church at this place last Sunday.  Cindia Richardson and Lizzie Lucas and best fellows attended church at the chape! Saturday night.  Bismarck's Iron Nerve  Was the result of his splendid health. Indomitable will and tremendous energy are not found where the stomach, liver, kidneys, and bowels are out of order. If you want these qualities and the success they bring, use Dr. King's New Life Pills. They develop every power of brain and body. Only 25 cents at J. B. Stalcup's drug store.  PETTINGILL'S AXIOMS.  Business Truths Proved True by a Well Known Advertising Authority.  (From tho lioaton Herald).  You may advertise in 5,000 papers, but you only get one bill monthly from the advertising Agent.  Advertising is a Specific for the disease of bad business.  It requires skill as well as money to advertise.  Method is as necessary in advertising as in any other business.  Who is the most successful merchant in your locality? Isn't he an advertiser ?  If your neighbor has made a failure of advertising don't be discouraged—it is no sign that you  will—Le was probably his own advertising adviser.  Some large oaks have grown from small advertising acorns.  The modern business man advertises—some better than others.  No man understands aU businesses. Some advertising expeits understand advertising.  Do you require advertising plans sketcher or estimates? Consult an expert.  Advertising is the life of trade.  A short life and a (juiet one—if you do not advertise.  Advertising is a business in itself.  Judicious advertising pays—but be sure you are right before you go ahead.  A law case needs a lawyer—advertising requires an expert in that profession.  To succeed in advertising requires a pilot as much as any other harbor that has rocks and shoals in the path.  Advertising accelerates the slowly moving commerce.  There are some publications that pay advertisers better than others—do you know the beet?  A well advised advertiser is a preferred creditor to the public's assets.  Indecision contaminates business. Plan your advertising campaign right—then act.  ENDOBSES BRYAN.  A Former Bloomfieid Boy and a Republican in the Far West.  William Ballance writes us the following letter which will be very interesting to many of our readers, as he was formerly a resident of this town :  Paunee City, Neb., June 10, 1900. , Bloomfield Democrat, Bloom-field, Ind.—It is with great pleasure that I read the last two issaes of your paper. Many of the names mentioned revived pleasant memories of days past and gone. I shall never forget the words of encouragement given by E. H. C. Cavins, Peter Van-Slyke, M. H. Shryer and many others while I was attending school in Bloomfield. The first school I attended there was taught by Prof. Bond, a most splendid crentleman, but in no wise fitted for a teacher in pablic schools. He was noted chiefly for the ease with which he fell in love with the fair sex. The next term was under the supervision of Prof. Odell. He possessed all the traits of a teacher that Prof Bond lacked. His methods of discipline were not always governed by the best of discretion. I remember one morning when Jim Hunter came to the school room and created a sensation by flourishing a revolver at the Professor for his mode of punishment of Dick Hnnter, Jim's brother. The professor hurried away very soon after the t'irm closed and I have never heard of him since.  1 had a very pleasant visit with George Shields last week. Only being away from Bloomfield about two years, he gave me much information in regard to matters in general.  J. H. Gaston, formerly of Sols-berry, is practicing medicine abont 20 miles south of this place. He is doing nicely, has a good farm and other gocd property as well as a happy family. His son graduated in dentistry this spring and has an office with his brother and is doing well.  Paunee county has a large list soldiers, every State in the Union being represented and a fair share of the soldiers of the Spanish war.  Decoration day the graves of the following Indiana soldiers were decorated: W. A. Butler, Co. G, 120th Ind.; D. A. Harrah, Co. D, 14th Ind.; R. R. Harrah, Co. I, 55th Ind.; Andrew Raper, Co. I, 82nd Ind.; G. W. Butler, Co. I, 55th Ind.; S. C. Butler, Co. I, 97th Ind.|  B. Raper and his brother Joe live here and are upright and go-ahead citizens. B. is in the grocery business and Joe is farming and buying stock of all kinds.  Hon. W. J. Bryan is sure to get the electoral vote ot Nebraska, although every effort will be made to keep him out of it. Your correspondent had the good fortune to be intimately associated with Mr. Bryan during the sessions of the 52nd congress—lived in the same house and ate at the same tablp. I can truly say that a nobler or purer man never lived. The very soul of honor, a quality he admires in others. I expect to go to Kansas City and hope to see him nominated and elected the next President. Nebraska is in line for him and will do its best to get him there. Very truly yours.  William Ballance.  It is Strange That some people who say they never read patent medicine advertisements will be found lugging home every now and then a ^ttle of some favorite remedy of theirs. We don't bother yon with much reading but ask you to try a lOc trial bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin for constipation, indigestion and stomach troubles. 50c and $1 sizes at Geo. E. Cravens'.  The South African winter begins toward the end of April and lasts until September.   

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