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I'LMTSMOUTH, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1890
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That the Conferrecs Emascu
lated the Silver Bill.
KEEPING 'lOX'S MEMORY GREEN.
Ebfrmas Chokri Down Emotion to Fro- ,
crl with Ilia Kit log; j Agreement by j
Which tbe Flection Kill Will Go Over I
and the Tariff Kill Pam.
"Washington, July '9. The pennte,
after routine business, took up the con
ference report on the silver bill. Mr.
Vest said he would vote against the re
port. A large majority of the senate
had voted for fret coinage of silver, but
the conference report absolutely did
away with all idea of free coinage and
continued, and was intended to con
tinue, the jstein under which silver
had been persistently and constantly de
graded in 1873. He was anxious to see
absolute parity between the two vessels
as money metals. lie would like to see
the time when sixteen ounces of silver
would purchase an ounce of gold, and
when an ounce of gold would continue
(as at present) to purchase sixteen ounces
He read the closing clause of the sec
ond section of the conference bill: "It
being the established policy of the Unit
ed States to maintain two metals on a
farity with each other upon the present
egal ratio, or such rates as may be pro
vided by law," and asked why that dec
laration had been inserted why that
Btump speech had been injected into the
stomach of the bill. It had been put in,
he said, for the purpose of saying to the
treasury department that until silver
came to a parity with gold it should pay
out gold and public business should be
conducted on a gold basis. He for one
would never vote to maintain and con
tinue that practice.
lie had never been a silver man for
the purpose of booming silver or of in
creasing its price. He was against that
and all other forms of subsidy. The
conference bill might give increased
market for silver, hnt the principle for
which the senate voted, that two metals
should be on a parity, had been given
given away in the bill absolutely and
Mr. George asked Mr. Teller why the
provision had been put into the bill that
the minimum silver coinage of the two
millions a mch thonldbe discontinued
after July 1. 191. 'c e secretary of the
treasury thought proper.
Mr. Teller replied that he con! 1 not
give any reason for it, but he supposed
that that was snother compromise. He
had made a calculation as to the in
crease of currency that would take place
under the conference bill. The pur
chase of 4,500,000 ounces of silver at
yesterday's price, $1.03 ier ounce, would
require the issue of 4,700,000 in treas
ury notes. At 1.05 per ounce, the
amount of treasury notes to be issued
would be $4,725,000 per month; at $ 1.10,
$4,950,000; at 1.20, 5,400,000. and at
par, 5.S14,000 per month, or about .0,
000,0. a year.
Mr. Stewart said that if the confer
ence bill were executed in good faith (as
the senate was bound to assume it would
be) it would give great relief.
Mr. Cockrell said the conference bill
reverted back to the single gold stand
ard, and left silver as a mere mer
chandise, like wheat, tobacco, corn or
The discussion was interrupted at 3
o'clock and the bill went over without
action, the senate passing from that sub
ject to the memorial exercises in respect
to the memory of the late Representa
tive S. S. Cox of New York.
Mr. Hiscock offered the resolution of
sorrow and sympathy and delivered a
Mr. Voorhees spoke of Mr. Cox as one
whose life was free from stain, speck or
blemish, as a brave man, mentally, mor
ally and physically: a man who laughed
danger in the face, and the law of
whose being was liberality.
Mr. Sherman paid his tribute to tho
private and public life of Mr. Cox, and
was, at times, so affected as to be forced
to pause until he mastered his emotivt.
After addresses by Mr. Vest and Mr.
Dixon, Mr. Evarts eulogized Mr. Cox.
It was not doubted, he said, that Mr.
Cox had served the state from boyhood
up. that he had labored for her and loved
her; that for society and friendship and
mankind he did what ennobled and ex
panded him. and that he was enrolled
on the list of those whose memory iwm
would not willingly sun er to pass out of
The resolution was adopted, and as a
further mark of respect the senate ad
journed. Immediately after prayer Mr. Rogers
of Arkansas made the point of order
that there was no quorum present.
The speaker counted but twenty-two
members, and on motion of Mr. McKin
ley a call of the house was ordered. One
hundred and eighfy-four menibers an
swered to their names, and the journal
The senate amendments were con
curred in to the hcnwe bill for the ad
mission to the states of Wyoming,
On motion of Mr. Cutcheon of Michi
gan the senate amendments were con
curred in to the house bill granting the
right of way through the United States
military reservation at St. Augustine.
FT., to Jacksonville, St. Augustine and
Halifax River Railroad corn pan jr, and
on motion of Mr. Carey of Wyoming
(senate amendments were concurred in
to the house bill for the disposal of the
abandoned military reservations in Wy
oming. The speaker having Laid before the
bouse the senate Mil to adopt a regu
lation for preventing collisions at sea,
Mr. Dingley of Maine asked for its im
znediatt pRflsatf . -
xr. vr.rfton en Illinois asicea nlm to
wiihlvaw his request . as he had a re
port to malte from the committee on
rules relative to the "original package"
bill. Mr. Din-gley therefore asked that
the bill be ordered printed and remain
on the Hjieaker's table.
Mr. Cnmmings of New York objected,
saying that saving of life at sea was of
more imiwrtance than the passage of
a bill for the beneat of prohibition
The bill having been read, Mr. Ding
ley explained that its purpose was the
adoption of the regulations to prevent
collision Mt sea. which had been un
Imously adopted by tha international
marine conference. The members of the
conference were of the opinion that the
code of signals provided in the bill
would prove more effective than any
other that could; be devised. After a
brief discussion the previous question
was oidered yeas, 99; nays, 91. There
were forty-six pairs announced upon
this vote equivalent to ninety-two
members. - fcvJ
Mr. Rogers of Arkansas moved to
commit the bill, with instructions to the
committee on merchant marine and
fisheries to report it back with an
amendment providing that the govern
ment shall not be responsible for dam
ages growing out of the neglect of her
oilicers. The motion to commit was lost
yeas. nays. 111 and the bill was
passed veu, 15: nays, 45.
Mr. Cannon of Illinois, from the com
mittee on rules, reported a resolution
providing that immediately after the
adoption of the resolution it shall be in
order for the committee on judiciary
to call up for consideration the "orig
rnal package" bill, and afterwards the
lankruptcy bill this order to continue
from day to day for four days success
ive) v, beginning with to-day.
Mr. Pay son raised the question of con
sideration in favor of the land grant
forfeiture bill.. The house refused
yeas. 80; nays. 97 to consider the reso
lution from the committee on rules.
Mr. Farqnhar of New York presented
the conference report on the bill appro
priating 75,000 for the relief of A. II.
Mr. Bynum of Indiana raised the
question "of consideration, and the house
decided yeas, 87; nays, rij to consider
the conference report, the epeaker count
ing a quorum.
Pending action Mr. Cummin gs of
New York, rising to a question of per
sonal privilege, quoted the speech made
by him on the national election bill
some allusions to John I. Davenport.
He then read a letter he had received
from that gentleman stating that he
saw in the record that Mr. Crisp h.-ul in
serted in his speech an infamous attack
upon him (Davenport) copied from The
Commercial Advertiser. Subsequently
that paper had made a retraction, and
he thought it but just that this retrac
tion (which is quoted) should go on the
record of the house. He therefore had
requested Mr. Cummings to read the
Mr. Crisp said that he did not know
Mr. Davenport and had merely cut the
extract from the paper and inserted it
in his remarks because he had not had
time to read it. If he had known that
a retraction had been made he certainly
would not have used the article. The
house then at 5 o'clock adjourned.
Pay for Government Labor.
Washington, July 9. Representa
tive Wade of Missouri submitted a re
port to the house from the committee
on labor a bill declaring that laborers
employed on government work sliall not
receive less than 2 per day, His report
says that it has been made to appear to the
common laborer that the wages to cer
tain of the laborers in the employ of
the government is only $1.25 per day,
and in some instances these laborers are
permitted to work only one-half time,
thus making the total pay only 15.00
pt ioath. "The committee," says-the
report, "believe that fair living wages
should be paid by the government to all
laborers in its employ, and they think
that by the passage of the bill an act of
justice will be done, laborers in govern
ment employ, and a precedent will be
established of great value to the wage
workers of the country."
Shiloh's Cough and Consumption Cure
is sold by us on guarantee. It cures con
BLAINE'S PRESENT TARIFF VIEWS
G obe Democrat.
Those who are charging that Secretary
Blaine's present views concerning the
tariff are inconsistent with his previous
course upen that aubject do not seem to
understand that the regulation of duti9
on imports is a matter of policy, and not
of principle. The idea of protection
has never been applied or advocated in
the sense of a divine reyelation, or a
fundamental standard of political virtue,
to be observed with religious strictness
and enforced uniformly under all cir
cumstances. It is and has always been
a device to fit given necessities, and to
be accomodated to yarying conditions of
commerce and industry. At no time
have we extended it to all products and
industries. We have limited and modi
fied it repeatedly with a view te meet-j
ing new facts and gaming new advan
tages. If the conditions of trade were
equal and permanent if we stood upon
the same footing with other nations we
could and would dispense with protect
ion entirely. But the conditions are, in
fact, such that we are exposed to unjust
and unfair competition, and the only
way to overcome it is to impose restrict
ive duties. That is the meaning and the
justification of a protective tariff. It Is
not a question or morals, Dut or Dusmesa
prudence and enlightened selfishness.
Mr. Blaine has never said, nor has the
republican party ever Uught, that a duty
once levied fehoiild be forever retained hs
sonuthiug sacred and vital. On the con
trary, duties have been in constant pro
cess of readjustment, according to the
changes in our material situation. When
it hs been possible to gain more by
abolishing a certain duty than by retain
ing it, we have disptnsed with it, the
object of a duty being not to vindicate
a principle, but to secure a hem fit in
dollars and cents. Republican statesmen
have stood ready at all times to relin
quish tariff charges in return for con
cessions of equal value by other
countrits; and that is all that Mr. Blaine
proposes. . If we could obtain greater
pecuniary advantages by removing all
duties than we now enjoy by retaining
them, that would be the sensible and
proper thing for us to do. We are not
bound to continue any protective duty
a day longer than it is known to be
profitable. Whenver South America
shall offer us more to repeal given duties
than we can make by adhering to them,
it will be perfectly consistent for us to
enter into such a bargain. It i3 pros
perity that we want. That is what pro
tection is for, and only that. We may
properly relax it to increase our profits
as often and as far as we please. It does
not involye any obligations of sacrifice
for principle's sake; it is only a policy
which may be honorably departed from
in any degree that shall imply a finan
cial gain. Mr. Blaine's position is easily
defensible, and all intelligent protection
ists will readily see that he aims only to
promote the general welfare by making
the most of every opportunity.
THE PURPOSEOFTHE LAW.
The national election law in nowise
interferes with the l?cal affairs of the
states. It is intended to insure to all
American citizens the right to cast their
votes in all national elections free from
intimidation and outrage and have
them honestly counted, and to secure to
all citizens representatives in congress in
place of the partial system which now
prevails in certain districts, and which
places the public affairs of entire com
munities in the hands of small oligarchies
whose interest it is to suppress the sen
timents of those who do not agree with
them. It is also intended to remedy the
manifest inequality which now exists
between the north and south, by which a
representative from the latter section
counts two and a half times as much as
his brother representative from the north.
From WedneIay'n Daily.
"THE COST OF THE STOP WEEK IN
THE TIN PLATE TRADE."
"Stop week9," or arn-ngements for lay
ing off workmen and stopping mills, are
often resorted to in England when prices
are too low to give manufacturers a de
sirable profit; such stoppages are gener
ally unanimous or nearly so, but they are
not always unaccompanied by claims for
damages, as the following item from Ry
land's Iron Trade Circular, London, under
the heading quoted aboye will show:
"The 350 which was awarded by the
Conciliation Board which met at the
Mackworth Arms on Saturday last to the
proprietors of the four works who claimed
damages was proportioned as follows:
Cwmavon Works, 10 mills, at 12 109
per mill 125 0
Morggam works, 9 mills, at 12 los
per mill .112 10 (
Mansel Works, 6 mills, at 12 las per.
mill , 75 0 (
Glamorgan Works, 3 mills, at 12 10s
per mill.... 7 10 (
350 0 0
The total amount claimed was about
If this "stop week" had been ordered
by any combination of American manu
facturers, our free trade newspapers
would have been ringing with the ini
quity of throwing laborers out o f work
and increasing the cost to consumers, that
a few manufacturing barons might add
to thair ill-gotten gains, but in this case
it was the gain of British manufacturers
and the increased cost was to come out of
American consumers, who take three-
fourths of the production of those mills.
The result is that probably no one rely
ing on free trade sheets for their intelli
gence know that there has ever been such
a thing as a "stop week."
Thb war scares over the Behring seal
fisheries, which occur every year, is once
more upon us and it has become an old
chestnut as England has had all the war
with Uncle Sam she wants.
France is now talking of building a
railroad from Algeria through Central
Africa. If she does, that counry will do
more to bring the dark country within
the influence of civilization, than any
other country has so far.
; J. A. Conner is in Om tin today.
j W. B. Shryock, of Louisville, is in the
j city today.
j A. B. Smith, of Denver, arrived in the
city this morning.
Hon. John Fitzgerald, of Lincoln, ar
rived in the city this morning:
Robt Donnelly returned last evening
from a visit with relatives at Grafton
Mrs. Fred Murphy, of Cedar Creek,
came down this moring to visit her
mother, Mrs. A. Patterson.
Mrs. Thompson of Alliance, Nebraska,
arrived in the city last evening to visit
with her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Buttery.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Chase with their
daughter departed this morning to visit
relatives and friends at Custer City.
W. J. White is moving the Dave Samp
son building from the Missouri Pacific
right of way on to a lot south of the
Presbyterian church on south 7th 6treet.
The boy, Geo. Theirolf, who had his
leg broken yesterday by Henry Boeck's
delivery wagon overturning with him is
getting along as well as could be expect
ed at this time.
Mrs. B. S. Ramsey and son Willie re
turned last evening after visiting relatives
at Albion and Columbus. Mrs. A. W.
Crites who accompanied them, continued
her journey to her home at Chadron.
Mr. John Morton, who has been
suffering from mentsl trouble for several
elays, i- reported to be growing worse
and it w as thought best to telegraph for
his mother who arrived last evening.
Geurge Shreve, former yardmaster here
received a message last evening announc
ing the sad intelligence of the death of
h'S one year old babe at Lincoin, and
took his departure for that city last
D. A. Campbell for Clerk of the
Mr. D. A. Campbell's friends of this
city, will be pleased to learn of his ap
pointment to the responsible position of
clerk of the supreme court. This posi
tion carries with it the duties of clerk,
reporter and librarian of the supreme
Mr. Campbell while young in years is
experienced in business affairs, and we
feel warranted in saying that he will ac
quit himself most creditably in the per
formance of the duties of that office.
Mr. Campbell is a staunch republican,
a sober gentleman whose integrity is un
questioned, and whose business qualifica
tiens are" excellent. He was deputy
county treasurer of this county for four
year, and gaye such universal satisfaction
that he was then elected county treasurer
for two successive terms, filling the offic
with ability, and in a most satisfactory
manner in every way.
The fact that he was chosen from
among such worthy competitors f or the
place only gives us the more cause for
congratulating him upon his 'success in
obtaining the appointment. Mr. Camp
bell will soon arrange his business here
and take up his residence in the capital
city and assume the duties of his office.
The Herald takes great pleasure in
commending Mr. and Mrs. Campbell to
the Lincoln people, but with regrets at
their loss to this city. The deputy clerk
has not yet been determined upon but
the following was approved by the su
Mr. Walter A. Leese haying been, up
on the death of the late Guy A. Brown,
appointed temporary reporter of the su
preme court, now upon the appointment
nf a nprmanent officer to that position.
Mr. Leese retired from it with the con
fidence, esteem and thanks of the
members of the supreme ceurt, for the
careful, faithful and emcient manner in
which he has performed his official duties.
Ordered that this paper be spread at
large upon the records ot tnis court.
Lewis Vallery, gave a party to a num
ber of his friends last evening at the res
idence of his father, Jake Vallery, about
three miles southwest of the city, the
vcung folks enjoyed themselves by play
ing games and a reyal good time was
had till a late hour. After the games,
refreshments were served in the open air
The following is a list of those present:
Guy Vandervoort, Mattie Smith, Frank
White, Edith Patterson, Glenn Carruth,
Roy McElwain, Laura Kinkead, Charley
Rhode, Ida Smith, John Wright, Lottie
Cooper, Henry Snyder, Jennie Cooper,
f.harlev Sullivan. Sue Mathews. Carrol
Leonard. Lillie Smith, Tom Miller, Alice
Murray, Hal Johnson, Alice Jjikenbary,
Twi Wiles. Gus Hvers. Kate Neville
Maneta Eikenbary, Ma- Eikenbarry, El
la Eikenbary, Rose Hyers, Lou White,
Antone Eessler, Minnie White, Annie
Sullivan, Clara Green.
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