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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1895)
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
There is a premium on the crisp and
concise in these days of too much read
There are many advertisers who be
lieve that an ad is known by the com
pany it keeps.
Keeping track of the weather in this
part of the country just now is enough
to make anybody sick.
The Central American republics pro
pose to have at least one more good war
all around as a preliminary to forming
George Washington may have been a
great and good man, but it must be re
membered that he was the first to make
the Hessian fly in this country.
According to the latest reports papei
hosiery is supplanting woven goods, ar
tificial cloth is made of wood pulp and
wooden matches are made of leather.
The trolley dirge, which has just
band breaks out in the wildest, most
time, is like an ordinary dirge except
that the clang of the trolley car bell is
a part of it, and at one point the whole
band breaks out in the wildest, most
blood-curdling shriek, which suggests
deadly wheels cutting people to pieces.
As 10S persons have been killed and 500
maimed by the Brooklyn trolley, this
is not inappropriate music.
American school children have Just
as much spirit now as they had in the
old days, when they waited on the
British general in Boston to protest
against the petty annoyances from his
soldiers. The fakirs who tried to cheat
SOO school children in New York with
a show that did rot come up to the ad
vertisement came to this conclusion
wbe,n they had to take refuge in the cel
lar and call for police protection.
Hungarian papers are responsible
for the statement that a woman in
Zemplin was married for the twelfth
time the other day. The woman is but 40
years old, and last winter lost her elev
enth husband, with whom she had
made a trip around the world. She will
celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary
of her first wedding next fall at the
side of her twelfth partner in life; so
she hopes, at least, as she significantly
W. T. Harris, United States commis
sioner of education, in a recent address
aid that the bureau of education had
been Inquiring of manufacturers
throughout the country what effect the
common schools had on wages of em
ployes. The replies showed that the
common school course added an aver
age of 25 per cent to the wages of com
mon labor, that is, simply productive
laborers who were not employed in
overseeing. The high school course add
ed about 25 per cent more.
It is a wise merchant who learns
from the ad-smith to have his adver
tising in type, days, if not weeks, ahead
of the time he intends to use it. All
large city firms, especially In furniture,
clothing and jewelry lines, have their
ads written, set up, and in proof from
a week to six months ahead. Thus the
clothing house is ready with a mack
intosh ad on rainy days and an ulster
ad on blizzard days. This affords op
portunity to revise and correct to a
point of perfection impossible in eleventh-hour
According to the St. Paul Dispatch
another effort Is now being made to se
cure the pardon of the Younger broth
ers. These men invaded the state of
Minnesota with a gang of bandits on a
mission of robbery and murder. They
accomplished a murder at Northfield,
but failed to carry off any booty. They
deserved hanging for the murder of
the bank cashier. Their good conduct
in prison is no atonement for that
crime. Exact justice and good example
require that they serve out the term of
their imprisonment. No governor can
pardon them without subjecting him
self to severe and deserved criticism.
A good deal of Interest was excited
among lawyers, doctors and druggists
not long ago by a lawsuit in England
to restrain an apothecary from selling
a compound bearing one of the best
known names of "Food for Infants,"
with a notice printed on the wrapper
to the effect that somebody else's food
for infants was better. The justice de
clined to grant any injunction, and dis
missed the suit on the ground that the
defendant had not committed any
wrong in using the plaintiffs wrappers
as a vehicle for praising his own or
other wares so long as the addition to
the wrapper contained no direct dis
paragement of the compound which the
plaintiff manufactured. The case was
taken to the court of appeal, in which a
decision has now been rendered re
versing the action and ordering a new
Joseph Cook, of Boston, has arranged
to spend two years in sight-seeing in
Europe and Asia. How the city will
get along without him is one of those
things which Boston does not like to
"If you don't take that oil painting
to-day, mum, as $6, I shall raise the
price next week to $8," said the man
who had a collection of alleged works of
art for sale. "Why will you raise the
price?" "Well, mum, that picture can't
be reproduced for the price Im ask
ing, since oil has got to be so dear."
OVER THE STATE.
Benjamin Becker, a merchant of
Fremont, has failed.
Near Wallace Peter Lapland lost ten
head of horses by lightning.
The new Sargent creamery shipped
its first 1,000 pounds of butter Satur
day. Boyd county has had several soaking
rains and crops are wearing a splendid
Rev. Sam Jones lectured at Tecum
seh under the auspices of the band of
The Nebraska City News reports the
cherry crop about all gone, it being
light this year.
Anna Chafple, widow of the mur
dered W. U. Ohapple, proposes suing
James Ish for killing her husband.
Budd Coon was arrested at Fremont
on the charge of forgery. He is also
wanted in Wayne for the same offense.
Lot Brown, formerly of Nebraska
City, has been elected president of the
National Local Freight Agents' associa
tion. J I'M an, in Otoe county, has decided
to celebrate the Fourth, and elaborate
preparations for the same are being
John O'Sllmvan of O'Neill, a 10-vear-old
lad, while riding on a wagon,
had his leg caught in the wheel, break
ing it at the knee.
Frank Dillon and II. W. Heorath of
Nebraska City engaged in a friendly
wrestling match, " during which the
former broke his leg.
Mr. Elliott, of Greenwood, aged SO
years, was found dead in bed the other
morning. His malady is supposed to
have been heart disease.
The young child of Mr. and Mrs.
Ritter of Julian drank some water with
fly poison in it, and it is thought it will
hardly be able to pull through.
A mam named Paul committed sui
cide near Ravenna. He was the owner
of a 200-acre improved farm and didn't
owe a dollar. He was demented.
The school board of Fullerton has
re-employed Prof. Stephens, retained
most of the old teachers, and are tak
ing steps to build a $13,000 school
The Hastings electric light plant was
sold on a mortgage of 813.000, which
was held by Adam Cook, jr., of New
York. The plant was bought in by
Mr. Cook for SI 0,000.
Little Willie Coon of Ashland was
injured at a ball game, being 6truckon
the nose by a foul balL Fortunately
no bones were broken and he will be
all right in a few days.
Richard Woods, a young English
man student at Gates college, was
drowned near Neligh. He was bath
ing in the Elkhorn and got beyond his
depth and could not swim.
The work of grading and building
the B. & M. tracks around the Missouri
washout at Brownville is nearly com
pleted, and trains will be running over
the new track in a few days.
The State Board of Transportation
has, as yet, made no appointment of
secretaries, and there is strong prob
ability that they will not make any
change in this element of the board.
A party of men from Decatur who
were camped about thirteen miles
north of that place, near the old Indian
mission, fished the dead body of a man
from the waters of the Missouri river.
Mrs. Charles Mayolt, of Decatur,
while assisting her mother in getting
breakfast, discovered a rattlesnake in
the pantry measuring two feet in
length. The reptile was soon dis
patched. The 12-year-old son of A. Linn of
Franklin county had the misfortune to
have a bug fly against his eye, partially
paralyzing the eye. The boy is being
treated by an oculist and the eye is in
danger of being lost.
A number of young women from
Tabor college, Iowa, will spend the
summer among the lowly at Omaha,
doing religious work. Two daughters
of President Brooks of Tabor college
will be among the laborers.
The Omaha Fair and Speed associa
tion has issued circulars to all the male
inhabitants of that city asking each to
contribute SI or more to aid in paying
for grounds purchased and leased for
the holding of the state fair.
Near Stella wind did great damage
to the farm buildings of Mr. Stoltz.
That gentleman and his wife and six
children were in the cellar and thereby
escaped injury. The financial loss of
Mr. S. is in the neighborhood of S-,(KKi
J. II. Bourkk, who registered at the
Barker hotel in Omaha the other day,
from San Francisco, suicided in the
hostlery by hanging himself. He left
no word as to his identity or why he
took his life in the manner before
The Cameron block in Hastings was
sold at sheriff's sale on a mortgage of
S10.000, which was held by the Ex
change National Bank of that city.
There were liens against it amounting
to 510,000, which - made it a deal of
Secretary ft ill an has received a
letter from Charles Fordyce, supervisor
of educational department of the state
fair, stating that it is expected that the
Omaha schools will take the leading
place in the educational exhibit at the
Henry and Elmer Haywood were ar
rested at Herman and taken to Blair
for breaking into John Mead's house
and stealing a gold watch and some
clothing. They had their preliminary
examination and were bound over to
the district court.
Engineer Matt C. PAituof the Union
Pacific, who has been lately running
the local freight between Columbus
and Omaha, was taken to the latter
place last week temporarily insane on
account of ill health. His peculiar
hallucination is that somebody is seek
ing his life.
George Lee of Ringgold county, la.,
seduced a girl in 1882. The j'oung
woman gave birth to a daughter.
Afterward she married another man
and a year ago died at Broken Bow.
Now Lee has appeared at Broken Bow,
acknowledged that he was the father
of the child and has taken it to his
home in Iowa.
Fire broke out in Edwards A Brad
ford's lumber office at Hartington. The
alarm was quickly given and the time
ly arrival and effectual service of the
city's fire company prevented any ex
tensive damage, notwithstanding the
fact that the flames were already well
The ?cottt Trial.
In the Scott trial at Butte, Fannie j
Scott, the little 8-year-old daughter of
the murdered ex-treasurer, took the
stand. She described in her own lan
guage the capture of the party at Par
ker postoflice, and said she had since
seen one of the men who was in the
crowd which surrounded the buggy at
their home in O'Neill. Witness was
dressed the same and had eyes like the
man at Parker. Cross-examined, she
said that all had masks on. She was
very much frightened. Didn't know
Etta was shot until she told her she
was. Knew Mullihan had been arrest
ed and was suspected. They masked
him in her presence and showed him to
A Nebraska Girl In Lack.
Miss Emma Sutton of Knox county,
a young lady of 19, who has been mak
ing her own living for several years by
working as a servant girl, received a
letter last week informing her that her
grandmother, who is 73 years of age,
and resides in Cleveland. O., was dying,
and that her entire fortune, aggregat
ing 880,000, was willed to Miss Sutton.
She left for Cleveland to look after her
fortune that has been left her.
Killed by Lightning.
The vicinity about Moorefield was
visited by a severe thunder shower.
During the storm Mr T. F. Hartwick,
working in a field two miles east
of Moorefield, was killed by lightning.
A hired man who was standing near
him was knocked down by the shock.
Mr. Hartwick was proprietor of a lum
ber yard and a partner in the general
store at that place. He was a member
of the Ancient Order of United Work
men. Prominent Farmer Shot.
John E. Haas, a prominent farmer
residing three miles south of College
View, Lancaster county, was danger
ously shot. A young man who works
for him on the place found him lying
in the barn with the back of his neck
and head riddled with bullets. He had
evidently been shot while sitting in his
barn. He was known to have acquired
a considerable sum of money recently.
The shooting was doubtless done by
some one who was aware of the fact
and hoped to get possession of the
money. It was done by some one with
a knowledge of the place, as the would
be murderer had first entered the house
and secured a shotgun that hung upon
the wall, with which the shooting was
Killed by the Car.
Henry Hennings, a farmer living
east of Louisville, was run over and in
stantly killed by a Rock Island north
bound passenger train five miles west
of that place. Hennings and his six-year-old
daughter were returning from
Saunders county and on crossing the
track the train struck them, killing
Hennings, his team, and badly injured
the child. Hennings was a prosperous
Cass county farmer, about thirty-five
years old, and leaves a wife and two
For Faslslfylng Kank Records.
Ex-Congressman Ikrsey has been
again indicted by the federal court for
falsifying nationel bank records and
otherwise violating the banking laws
in connection with the First National
bank of Fonca. of which he was one of
the owners, and which bank has been
for months in the hands of a receiver.
The ex-congressman was indicted last
November, but the indictment was
quashed. The federal attorney will
take another shy at him with the new
indictment. Another new indictment
in the case of the Ponca bank has been
found against Fay Mattison and Frank
M. Dorsey and Ezra Higgins charging
them with falsifying reports to the
comptroller, and other violations.
braka Hank Cashier Arrested.
William J. Zirhut, the absconding
cashier of the Milligan State bank, has
been arrested in the city of Baltimore,
and will be brought back to Nebraska
to stand trial on the charge of forgery
and embezzlement of sums amounting
to about S20.000. This does not repre
sent the full amount of the peculations,
but it was thought sufficient to secure
The Milligan bank was closed by the
state banking board about January 30,
last, and Zirhut, the cashier, was not
to be found, having fled when he saw
the crash coming. Since leaving Milli
gan lie has traveled over pretty much
the same route that Taylor, the South
Dakota treasurer took. It was learned
that he was about to visit Boston under
the name of Frank Corning, and the
chief of police of that city was instruct
ed to arrest him and hold until the
agent of the state of Nebraska could
arrive with requisition papers. A tel
egram was received to the effect that
the arrest had been made.
Among State Teacher.
Superintendent Marble of Omaha de
livered a second lecture before the
State institute at Lincoln. He thought
the ability to teach did not depend on
attendance on a normal school, as
there were good teachers who never
saw one. The first thing needed was a
right kind of spirit, brain, wit, in fact,
a head for business. A person could
not be a good superintendent unless he
was a good teacher, but the one who
thought he knew more about it than
all the grade teachers about the work
of each individual was a humbug. Dr.
Norton, who also lectured, opened with
the statement that all men have ideas,
either high or low. It is the highest
privilege of the teacher to replace low
ideas with high ones, and to furnish
the pupil with an opportunity to repro
duce high ideals in a more perfect life.
Died by Ills Own Hand.
Claus Obermiller, one of the oldest
inhabitants of Hall county, and a man
of large means, committed suicide by
shooting himself. He went into his
barn, placed the muzzle of a revolver
in his mouth, pulled the trigger and
was dead in a few minutes. His wife
and neighbors heard the shot and ran
out, but Obermiller was beyond aid or
speech. He was a boat 50 years of age.
lie has several grown children and was
worth about 520,000. It is generally
supposed that he suddenly grew dis
pondent over a suit in attachment for
$00 brought against him,
A BIG FIRE BUG TRUST.
4 PROFESSIONAL INCENDIARY BAND
HIGH OFFICIALS ARE IN IT.
Adjusters, Inspectors and Officials of New
York City Bald to Have Been In the
Conspiracy Nefarious Trade Ac
tually Drammed Up A Mill
ion of Insurance Money
Divided by Them.
Nkw York, June 24. As the result
of investigations made during the last
few weeks much evidence has ac
cumulated tending to show the exist
ence of a gigantic conspiracy to burn
buildings and defraud Insurance com
panies and divide the insurance money.
From the confession of one of the
chief instruments in the conspiracj
corroborated by documentary a nd other
evidence, it would appear that for five
years or more a combination of fire
insurance adjusters, public fire in
spectors, a policeman, attaches of the
fire marshal's office, attaches of the
district attorney's office and hired in
cendiaries had made a business of set
ting tires and had thrived on it.
The conspirators did not content
themselves with setting such fires as
came in their way, but one or more
znen drummed up trade. They wentto
merchants in this city and Brooklyn,
coolly set forth the advantages of a
fire and offered for signature a con
tract stating the percentage of insur
ance money they would receive for
It is confessed that as the direct re
sult of the operations of the conspira
tors seventy-live fires were deliberate
ly et within the last two j-ears and
the insurance companies thereby
swindled out of nearly 1,000,000.
On one fire 3194.000 was received in
insurance, and on another 82,0O0 was
The incendiaries u-ed a fluid con
sisting of gasoline, benzine and naph
tha. This was smeared on the stock
and a candle was left burning. When
the candle burned down there was an
explosion followed by roaring flames.
The insurance money was divided be
tween the fire insurance companv ad
justers, the fire marshal's men and the
insured. The man who set the fire got
a fixed sum 325, 3250 or 3500 accord
ing to the amount of the job. The
Conspirators were oath bound and had
symbols and passwords.
CORRY MINES REOPENED.
Klrh Strike Made In an Abandoned
Missouri Lead Mine.
Golden Citt, Mo., June 24. The
old abandoned Corry mines in eastern
Dade county have been reopened, and
miners and speculators are now work
ing there. A solid face of jack ore of
unknown, but vast extent, has been
struck, and millions of tons of ore are
almost in sight. A crusher has been
ordered. Twenty years ago Corrv
was a town of 1,500 inhabitants, and
at one time SOO miners emigrated to .
that point from Joplin in a body.
Three smelters were run, and a solid
boulder of lead, weighing fifty tons,
was among the rich strikes of that
day. The last strike was made by a
poor miner named William Lanham,
who was grub-staked by Dr. Harrison
and L. W. Shafer of Greenfield, and
William J. Watts of Golden City.
Lanham made the rich find single
handefi and alone.
I)UrH Killing the ;raftnhriper. j
Dlnvkic, Col., June 24. Professors, i
P. Gillette, entomologist of the state
agricultural college, after an examina
tion of grasshoppers that have died
near Brighton finds that they are dy
ing not from the attacks of a parasite
insect, but from a contagious disease
caused by minute germs similar, but
not exactly, like the germs that cause
such diseases as choleia, anthrax,
tuberculosis, etc., in higher animals.
It is hoped this disease will destroy
the greater proportion of the grass
hoppers that threatened to be a
scourage in Eastern Colorado, Ne
braska and Kansas this season.
Death of a l'romlnent Divine.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 24. Rev.
Ilippolite Gorski, pastor of one of the
largest Polish Catholic congregations
in the United States died last evening
of a cancerous affection, aged 4S years.
The funeral will take place Tuesday
next and will be one of the largest
ever held in the city. Nearly 7,000
people will accompany the remains to
their last resting place, as the de
ceased was a member of nearly every
Catholic and Polish organization in
There Will lie No Fusion.
Abilene, Kan., June 24. The Dick
inson county Democrate central com
mittee has decided, after a stormy ses
sion, to put a county ticket in the field
and has called a mass convention for Au
gust 31. The Populists having adopted
a referendum plan, fusion is out of the
question, and there will be three tick
ets in the field, according to present
Mexican Postage Kates Kcduced.
Washington, June 24. Word reaches
here that President Diaz of Mexico
issued a decree on June 4 reducing
letter postage rates from ten to five
cents on letters mailed inside the re-
fiublic and from five to four cents for
ocal letters. The change does not
affect letters from the United States.
A Dynamiter Pardoned.
Pawtucket, R. I., June24. Through
the efforts of ex-Mayor Hugh J. Car
roll of this city, John Curtin Kent, an
American citizen, imprisoned in Eng
land on the charge of being a dyna
miter, eleven years ago, has been re
leased through the intervention of th
DIES IN POVERTY.
A Cousin of Ex-Governor Crittenden Dies
In a Chicago Police Ambulance.
Chicago, June 24. Dr. E. H. Crit
tenden, a cousin to ex-Governor Crit
tenden of Missouri, now minister to
Mexico, and General Crittenden, the
confederate leader, died in a police
ambulance yesterday on the way from
a lodging house at 99 Van Buren street
to the county hospital. He had taken
an overdose of opium, to which habit
he had in late years been addicted.
Coming from one of the most dis
tinguished families of the South Dr.
Crittenden had in his experience
drifted through nearly every part of
the union and had known every station
of success and failure from the pro
prietorship of the Auditorium hotel in
Cincinnati, which burned and ruined
his fortune in 1864, to the occupancy of
lodging house quarters at his death.
His early home was Lexington, Ky.
His wife and one son have been dead
many jears. t
At the time of the outbreak of the
oil fever in Western Pennsylvania Dr.
Crittenden went to Titusville, became
the proprietor of a hotel there, which
also burned, and he was known as one
of the biggest speculators in oil prop
erties in the state. It is said that he
cleared 8500,00 out of that business
which he subsequently lost. In the
years from 1S73 to 1870 he lived in
Philadelphia. Later he moved to the
Pacific slope where he engaged in va
rious undertakings with ill luck.
Afterward he spent some months in
BIRD IN TROUBLE.
Tha Kansas Labor Commissioner Refuses
to Keslgn Ills Arrest Frobable.
Topf.ka, Kan., June 24. Governor
Morrill, after hearing the statements
of Labor Commissioner Bird and his
chief clerk, John Speer, relative to the
exactions by the former of a part of
the latter's salary, called for Bird's
Pird declined to give it, saying that
to resign would be a confession of
guilt, and as he had used the money
to pay the legitimate expenses of his
office, he would not resign under fire.
Governor Morrill insisted, but Bird
would not yield and, there being no
way provided by statute to remove the
labor commissioner from office, the
f overnor turned to Attorney General
)awes, who had been present during
the interview, and directed him to
make out papers for the arrest of
Bird under a statute relating to op
pression in office.
HE DEFIED THE BOARD.
Superintendent Tlatch of the Kansas Re
formatory Affronts the Managers.
Tofeka, Kan., June 24. Managers
Humphrey, Armstrong and Scott of
the state reformatory came here to
day to present to Governor Morrill
some facts about H. F. Hatch, the
superintendent of the institution.
It e-ms that Hatch has shown a
disposition to defy the board although
the law says that it shall be responsi
ble for the management.
Hatch lives in Arkansas City, and
before he came ti Kansas had been
warden of the Michigan penitentiary.
Widow Klopes -With a Boy.
Mobkklv, Mo., June 24. Racie
Campbell, 18 years of age, and son of
a wealthy farmer, and Mrs. Pensie
Terry, a widow and mother of two
children, who owns a farm near
Darksvllle, this (Randolph) county,
have eloped and gone to the Indian
territory, where they expect to In? mar
ried. The young man's parents
seriously objected to the marriage
here, and prevented it, on account of
his age, but the boy and Mrs. Terry
determined to wed and left for the ter
ritory. Mr. Campbell, sr., declares
that "he will have nothing more to do
with his son. Mrs. Terry, on the
other hand, claims she has enough to
support her family and asks no odds.
Seventy-Five Penitentiary Kecrnlt.
Paris, Texas, June 24. The criminal
business of the April term of the fed
eral court at Paris closed yesterday.
During the sixty-seven working days of
court 170 cases were disposed of by
trial and twenty-six by dismissal. Out
of the 170 trials, 105 convictions were
had, as follows: Murder, 1'; manslaugh
ter, 1; horse theft 35; assault to kill. 11;
robbery 4; burglary 6, counterfeiting,
1; illicit distilling, 1; publication of a
lottery advertisement, 1: adultry, 1; in
tercourse with a girl under 16 years of
age, 1; introducing and selling liquor
in the Indian territory 41.
A Guardian for the Plumb Children,
Emporia, Kan., June 24. L. G. Wil
cox, Chaj-les Fletcher and William A.
Willis, the commission named by the
supreme court of the District of Col
umbia to appoint a guardian ad litem
for the minor children in the suit of A.
E. Bateman vs. Carrie S. Plumb, wife
of the late Senator Plumb, appointed
Amos II. Plumb, the late senator's
eldest son, as guardian of Caroline and
Preston M. Plumb.
Cut In Wages of Miners.
Ottumwa, Iowa, June 24. A general
cut throughout southern Iowa district
of 10 cents a ton for mining coal has
been made. The price will now be 60
instead of 70 cents a ton. There will
be no strike, the men having been
starved to submission. The minority
operators who tried to keep the price
up failed and at last succumbed.
Fatal Duel Over a Senorlta.
Catorck, Mexico, June 24. James
Atkinson, an American ore buyer, and
Francisco Hernandez, a Mexican
ranchman, fought a duel near Cedral,
east of here, yesterday, in which At
kinson was killed. The two men were
devoted to the same senorita, and de
cided to settle their love coqtest with
A Kansas Hoy Yale's Prize Orator.
New Haven, Conn., June 24. The
annual speaking by members of the
Yale senior class for the De Forest
prize medal was held yesterday after
noon. Clement George of Manhattan,
Kan., won. His subject was, "The Re
ligion of Milton and the Religion of
EIGHTH NATIONAL CONVEN
TION IN CLEVELAND.
What Was Done on the First Day
President Tracy Delivers the Annual
Address and Speaks of the Interna
tional Agreement on the Silver Ques
tionThe Protective System nf
Republicans In Conference.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 20. The
eighth national convention of the
League of Republican clubs convened
in Music hall with 2,000 delegates in
the auditorium and the galleries filled
After prayer by the Rev. S. L. Darsc,
Secretary Humphrey read the call, and
addresses of welcome were made by
Mayor McKlsson and Prof. Woodman
tee of the Ohio League of Rpublicgn
clubs. President W. W. Tracy of Chi
cago then delivered the annual ad
ire&s. Of the silver Issue, Mr. Tracy said:
It is In keeping with the record of the
past that the Democratic leaders
should strive to take advantage of a
sentiment created largely through
their own blundering and then go
shouting from the housetops their de
votion to silver, in the hope that they
may through this agitation be saved
from oblivion. The facts are the Dem
ocratic party never did anything for
silver in any of the years it was in
"The people of this country want
more money but only on one condition,
and that is that it be sound and cur
rent the world over. There is no
question as to which party is to be en
trusted with the solving of this prob
lem. The record of the Republican
farty proves that it has always been
n favor of increasing the currency in
keeping with the demands of the coun
try, but only on the bais that the
purchasing and debt-pajing power of
a dollar, whether of - silver or gold,
shall at all times be kept equal.
"The people will be satisfied to leave
the solving of the currency question in
the hands of the Republican party.
They know that in the future as in the
past the interests of silver in all its
relations to the people can safely be
entrusted to the protecting care of
that party. This entire question as to
the future use of silver will probably
be settled by the great commercial na
tions of the world within a year. Ger
many and France are seeking bimetall
ism and England is fast turning in that
direction. What the people should do
is to bring pressure to bear upon their
representatives for the appointment of
delegates to an international confer
ence with power to act, ai:d insist
upon an agreement and obligation
from the nations participating to
maintain the ratio as there adopted."
Mr. Tracey closed with an eulogy of
the protective system and the Ameri
can policy of the late James G. Blaine.
In his address of welcome President
D. D. Woodmansee of the Ohio league
expressed regret that Governor Mc
Kinley was prevented by his Kansas
engagement from welcoming the dele
gates to Ohio. The reference to Mc
Kinley caused a loud and continuous
demonstration. He desired to say,
however, that Governor McKinley
would -rach the city by Friday even
ing and at the Hollenden would be
glad to greet all and say farewell to
one and all.
The secretary announced that there
were represented at the convention
forty-six states and territories, the
largest number ever represented.
Among the delegates were a number
of ladies, four from Colorado, one from
New YorK, two from Washington and
three from Illinois. The latter repre
sented the Woman's league clubs in
that state. Those from Colorado lost
no opportunity to do mission work in
favor of the free coinage of silver.
II. Clay Evans of Tennessee moved
to refer all resolutions to the commit
tee on resolutions without debate. An
amendment to refer without reading
was defeated, as the silver men pro
tested. Mr. Evans motion prevailed.
The secretary announced that the
state delegations should report their
members of the committee on resolu
tions, committee on league work, com
mittee on rules and committee on order
of business, time and place, and these
committees would meet at 4 o'clock. A
meeting of the presidents of state
leagues was announced for 9 o'clock
to-morrow and at 1 o'clock the conven
tion adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow,
to give the committees time to
England Changes Front.
Washington, June 20. bur Edward
Gray's statement in parliament that
Ambassador Bavard had been informed,
that Great Britain would consent to
the arbitration of the Venezuelan ques
tion under certain conditions creates
some surprise among oflicials here, as
Sir Edward's statement is calculated
to show that Great Britain has accept
ed the suggestion of the United States,
whereas it had been declined.
His Last Disappearance Suicide.
Hanover, Kan., June 20. Joseph
Shroyer, a well-to-do farmer, aged 60
years, disappeared June 5. Monday
evening August Oswald went into the
timber near town and was attracted
to a spot by the mournful howling of
a dog. There he found Shroyer hang
ing to a tree, his faithful do'g guard
ing him. The body was bady decom
posed and the dog a skeleton.
Professor Huxley Serlouidy III.
London, June 20. Professor Huxley,
who has been in ill health some time
past, suffered a relapse last week and
is now in a critical condition, owing to
a complication of diseases.
Welsh Tin Plate Exportation.
Washington, June 20. Vice Consul
Harris at Cardiff, Wales, has sent
to the state department a re
port showing the British export of tin
plate for the first six months in
1895, as compared with the same
period of 1894: In January, Feb
urary and March, 1894 the to
tal exjort was 80,881 tons, valued
at 1,009,329 pounds, of which 48,016
tons were exported to the United
States. Euring the same period in
1895 the total export was 93,673 tons,
vaJued at 1,097,655 pounds, of wHii
60,a70 tons were sent to the United
b tales. v
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