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Dcomber 20, 1694
THE WEALTH MAKERS.
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, 'Ei Ull I V J l'lLAI.
! UNITED STATES.
By Thomas E. HilL
This is a large octavo book of 450 pages, eradensed by tabulation
into a small book that it may be universally sold and circulated at a
low price. -
Its purpose is to clearly present, in a manner entirely non-partisan,
tbe merit attaching to each party. -Ne' partiality is shown in behalf
ol any political organization. Like the dictionary, it simply defines.
It gives the best-known argument, in favor of each, and leaves tbe
reader free to choose which he will serve.
It treats upon tbe important live issues of the time, and is an indis
pensable work to people who would intelligently discuss tbe political
situation. It is a very exhaustive compendium of Political Facts,
and literally answers thousands of questions. To illustrate:
What r Democratic principle!
What does a single tax advocate propose '
If all tax ni placed on land, what would
be tbe tax on tbe farm!
What would be tbe tax on subarban prop
erty, and now much on the acre worth two
million dollar In the center of tbe cltyt
What doe a Republican believe!
Why be a Republican and faTor high pro
What are tbe argument for and against
What do the Socialists want!
What would be theeondiUoni If Socialistic
What do the Populist desire!
If government owned and operated the
banks, and bank never failed, and people
. never hid their money and all money came
out and Into active circulation, and money
was so abundant that Interest became low,
and all enterprise started up and everybody
had employment, what then!
What do the Nationalist want!
Why nationalise the railroad, the coal
mine and various industries!
What do the eight-hour advocate pro
pose! If working certain hours yield cer
rjtain profit, bow could working less hours
I ield more profit!
How could women be benefited by voting!
What started the financial panic of 1893!
Who commenced the tirade against silver,
that resulted in the repeal of the Sherman
Who started the stampede on the banks In
1883, by which 714 of them failed in eight
months, and four hundred million dollars
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Bound in substantial, elegant cloth 75
Bound in paper cover '. 25
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Adopted by tbe Convention at Om
aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802.
Assembled upon the one hundred and
f sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration
independence, the People's Party of
erica, in ineir urso uttiiuutti uuuveu
.a, invoking upon their action the
sings of Almighty God, puts forth in
ife name, and on behalf of the people of
s tie country, the following preamble and
declaration of principles:
The conditions which surround us best
justify our co-operation; we meet in the
midst of a nation brought to the verge
of moral, political and material ruin.
Corruption dominates the ballot box,
the legislatures, the Congress, and
touches even the ermine of the
bench. The people are demoralized;
-most of the states have been compelled
to isolate tbe voters at the polling places
to pijevent universal intimidation or
bribery) The newspapers are largely
subsidized or muzzled; public opinion
silenced; business prostrated; our homes
covered with mortgages; labor impover
ished; and the land concentrating in the
hands of the capitalists. The urban
workmen are denied the right of organi
sation for self-protection; imported pau
perized labor beats down their wages; a
hireling army, unrecognized by our law,
is established to shoot them down; and
they are rapidly degenerating into Euro
pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of
millions are boldly stolen to build up
- Cossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented
Htbe history of mankind, and the pos
jjfsorsof these in turn despise the re
public and endanger liberty. From the
- same prolific womb of governmental in
justice we breed the two great classes
tramps and millionaires.
The national power to create money
is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a
vast public debt, payable in legal tender
currency, has been funded intogold-bear-ing
bonds, thereby adding millions to
the burdens of the people.
Silver, which has been accepted as coin
since the dawn of history, has been de
monetized to add to the purchasingpow
er of gold, by decreasing the value of all
forms of property, as well as human la
bor, and the supply of currency is pur
posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank
rupt enterprise, andeuslave industry.
vast conspiracy against mankind has
been organized on two continents, and
it is rapidly taking possession of the
Id. If not met and overthrown at
ce it forebodes terrible social convul-
s, the destruction of civilization, or
.establishment of an absolute despot-
) V'e have witnessed for more than
y ianerofa century the struggles of
At two great political parties for power
jfcnd plunder, while grievous wrongs have
been inflicted upon the suffering people,
Wf charge that the controlling iufluence
dominating both these parties have per
mitted the existing dreadful conditions
m.;!. : -U a. .
a w usTciup, nituuui kiivub ejivrt vo
I nrevent or restrain them.
Neither do they now promise us any
substantial reform. They have agreed
together to ignore, In the coming cam
paign, every issue but one. They pro
sese to drown the outcrieenf nl
Tiennlf with tht nnrnnp tt a nlmm knf,u
ver tbe tariff: so that nnnirniiara onmn. v
', national Danits. nnm. trusts
red stock, the demonetization of sil
and the oppressions of the usiirir
p all be lost sight of. They propose
acnnce our homes, lives and children
the altar of Mammon; to destrov the
multitude in order to secure corruption
funds from the millionaires. Assembled
on the anniversary of the birthday of
the nation, and filled with the spirit of
the grand generation "x! men, who estab
lished our independence, we seek to re
store the government of the Republic to
the hands of "the plain people," with
whose class it originated. Weassert our
purposes to be identical with the purpose
of the national constitution: "to forma
more perfect union, establish justice, in
sure domestic tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general
welfare, and secure the blessingsof liberty
ourselves and our posterity."
BTVe declare that this republic can only
ndnrilaa a free government while built
11 Ynn Intra it tUa a'hnlaTuinnlafniannk
nd for the nation: that it cannot
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were drawn out ot the bank and hidden
within a period of ninety days!
Who was President of the United Stele in
Who nave been the occupant ot the presi
dential chair since 18791
Who have been members of the Cabinet
during every presidential administration!
How many Democrats, Republicans, and
members of other parties have w had in
each and every Congress!
How many lawyer in each Congres!
Whence originated the names of "Brother
Jonathan, "Uncle 8am," "Loco-roco,"
"Silver Grey," ete., etc. I
What were the issue Involved In the
Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine,
the Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave
Law, etc., etc. I
What of the biographical record ot the
great leaders In ourearly history, including
Washington, Patrick Henry, Hamilton,
Webster, Franklin, elay, Calhoun, Jefferson
What has thrown so many people into
idleness ot late years!
Why so many tramps!
What U the history of the Coxey move
ment! When did the coal miners' atrike begin
and what was the extent of that movement!
What are the facts about the Pullman
strike, tbe American Railway Union and
the boycott of the Pullman cars!
What ase the remedies proposed whereby
capital and labor may each have justice!
See "Hill's Political History of the United
civil war is over and that every passion
and resentment which grew out of it must
die with it; and that we must be in fact,
as we are in name, one united brother
hood. Our country finds itself confront
ed by conditions for which there is no
precedent in the history the world.
Our annual agricultural productions
amount to billions of dollars in value,
which must within a few weeks or months
be exchanged for billions of dollars of
commodities consumed in their produc
tion; the existing currency supply is
wholly inadequate to make this exchange.
The results are falling prices, the forma
tion of combines and rings, and tbe im
poverishment of theproducingclass. We
pledge ourselves that if given power we
will labor to correct these evils by wise
and reasonable legislation, in accordance
with the terms of our platform.
We believe that the powers of govern
mentin other words, of the people
should be expanded (as in the case of the
postal service) as rapidly and as far as
the good sense of an intelligent people,
and the teachings of experience, shall
tastily; to tbe end that oppression, in
justice and poverty shall eventually cease
in the land.
While our sympathies as a party of re
form are naturally upon the side of every
proposition which will tend to make men
intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we
nevertheless regard these questions im
portant as they are as secondary to the
great issues now pressing for solution;
and upon which not only our individual
prosperity, but the very existence of free
institutions depends; and we ask all men
to first help us to determine whether we
are to have a republic to administer, be
fore we differ as to the conditions upon
which it is to be administered; believing
that the forces of reform thiB day organ
ized will never cease to move forward un
til every wrong is righted and equal pri
vileges established for all the men and
women of this country.
We declare, therefore,
UNION OF THE PEOPLE.
First, That the uuion of the labor
forces of the United States this day con
summated, shall be permanent and per
petual; may its spiritenter into allheai ts
for the salvation of the republic and the
uplifting of mankind.
Second, Wealth belongs to him who
creates it; and every dollar taken from
industry, without an equivalent, is rob-,
bery. "If any man will not work neither
shall he eat." The interests of rural and
civic labor are tbe same; their enemies
Third. We believe that the time has
come when tbe railroad corporations
will either own the people or the people
must own the railroads; and should the
government enter upon the work of own
ing and managing the railroads, we
should favor an amendment to the con
stitution by which all persons engaged
In the government service shall be pro
tected by civil service regulations of the
most rigid character, so as to prevent
the increase of the power of tbe national
administration by tbe use of such addi
tional gonernment employes.
We damand a national currency, safe,
sound and flexible; issued by the general
government only; a full legal tender for
all debts public and orivate; and that
witnout tne use ot DanKingeorporations;
a just equitable and efficient means of
distribution direct to the people, at a tax
not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to
be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury
plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or
some better system; also by payments in
discharge of its obligations for public
We demand free and unlimited coinage
of silver and gold ai the present legal
ration of 16 to 1.
We demand that the amount of cir
culating medium be speedily increased to
not less thau $50 per capita.
We demand a graduated income tax.
We believe that the money of the
country should be kept, as much as pos
sible, in the hands of the people; and
hence we demand that all state and na
tional revenues shall be limited to the
necessary expenses of the government,
economically and honestly administered.
We demaud tbat postal savings banks
beestablished by the government for the
and the facilitation of exchange.
Transportation being a means of ex
change and a public necessity; the gov
ernment should own and operate the
railroads in the interest of the people.
Tbe telegraph and telephone, like the
postcfBoe system, being a necessity, for
the transmissionof news, should be owned
and operated by tbe government in the
interests of tbe people.
The land, including all natural re
sources of wealth, is the heritage of the
people, and should not be monopolised
for speculative purposes; and alien owner
ship of land should be prohibited. All
land now held by railroads aid other
corporations in excess of their actual
needs, and all lands now owned by
aliens, should be reclaimed by tbe gov
ernment and held for actual settlers
The following resolutions were offered
independent of the platform, and were
adopted, as expressive of the sentiments
of the convention:
Resolved, That we demand a free ballot
and a fair count in all elections, and
pledge ourselves to secure to it every
legal voter without federal intervention,
through the adoption by the states of
the unperverted Australian secret ballot
Resolved, That thnrevenuederivedfrom
a graduated income tax should be appli
ed to tbe reduction of tbeburdenof taxa
tion now levied upon the domestic in
dustries of this couutry.
Resolved, That we pledge out- support
to fair and liberal pensions to ex-Union
soldiers and sailors.
Resolved, Tha we condemn the fallacy
of protecting American labor under the
present system, which opens our ports to
the pauper and criminal classes of the
world, and crowds out our wage-earners
and we denounce the present ineffective
law against contract labor, and demand
the further restriction of undesirable
Resolved, That we cordially sympa
thize with the efforts of organized work
ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and
demand a rigid enforcement of the exist
ing eight-hour law on government work,
and ask that a penalty clause be added to
, Resolved, That we regard the main
tenance of a large standing army of
mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton
system, as a menace to our liberties, and
we demand itsabolition,and wecondemn
the recent invasion of the Territory of
Wyoming by the hired assassins of
Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers.
Resolved, That we commend to the
thoughtful consideration of the people
and the reform press, the legislative sys
tem known as the Initiative and Referen
dum. Resolved, That we favor a constitu
tional provision limiting the office of a
president and vice president to one term,
and providing for the election of the
senators by a direct vote of the people.
Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy
or national aid to any private corpora
tion for any purpose.
H. E. Taubeneck, Chairman, Marshall,
J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia.
- Lawrence McFarland, Secretary, New
. M. C. Rankin, Treasurer, Terre Haute,
All druggists sell Dr. Miles' Nerve Plaster.
KU-KLUX IN GEORGIA.
Sensational Statement Made at s Trial
of White Capper.
Atlanta, Ga. , Dec. 17. In the
trial of the White Cappers from
Whitfield county in the United
States court yesterday a sensation was
created by witnesses testifying that
a far reaching Eu-Elux organization
does exist in that section and thai
Paul Trammell, United States inter
nal revenue collector and Trammell
Stars, state senator, and kinsmen of
his, are members of it. '
"Why it's well known," said Mr.
Trammell, "that both Starr and my
self have been very active in trying
to suppress lawlessness in that part
of the state.
Reduced : Rates!
for round trip tickets to
Many Tourist Points.
... AMONG THEM ...
Hot Springs, Deadwood, Rapid City.
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth,
Ashland, Bayfield, Madison,
Milwaukee, Oconomowco, Wis.
And other points too numerous to men
tion in Minnesota. Wisconsin, Michigan,
New York, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Maine, Ontario, Etc.
For rates, maps, etc., see
S. A. Mobher, A. S. Fielding,
Gen'lAgt. City T'kt. Agt.
117 So. 10th St., Lincoln, Neb.
Depot: Cor. S and 8th Sts. '
Sulpho-Saline . . .
Corner 14th and K Sti , Lincoln, Neb.
Open at All Hours Day and Night.
All Forms of Baths.
Turkish, Russian, Ronun and Electric.
With ipclal attention to the application ot
Natural Salt Water Baths
BTral tlmt stronger than sea water.
Rheumatism, Skin, Blood and Nerroo DIs
iim, Liver and Kitlnev Troubles and Cbronio
Aliment are treated successfully.
may be enjoyed at all eions In oar large SALT
8WIMMINU POOL, 60x142 feet, I to 10 feet deep,
heated to uniform temperature of 80 degrees.
IBS & H ssd J. 0. EY22ETT,
ES OF POOR LO
HOT WINDS AND DROUTH DE
STROY HIS CROPS.
AID HE IS VERT MUCH DISCOURAGED
At the) Crow and Iower Ural Asjenelet
In South Dakota Mot a Bushel of
Grain Was Harvested Nor Any
Vegetable (lathered Other
Agencies la the Seme
Boat or Worse.
Washington, Dec 17. Many of the
Indians, the agents report, encour
aged by fair spring weather, made
preparations for large crops, but the
hot winds and drouth caused small
harvests and on some reservations
total failure of the crops.
At the Crow Creek and Lower Brule
agency in South Dakota, not a bushel
of grain was harvested nor any veg
etables gathered. The old brutal
method of slaughtering beef cattle
for issue has been abandoned and the
construction of the new slaughter
house is considered of great impor
tance. Among the Crow Creeks
the customary weekly dances
have been stopped and dancing
allowed only twice a month
with an enforced abandonment of ex
citing speeches and the custom of
throwing away property during the
dancing. For the first time in their
history the Crows are supplying the
beef cattle for the ration issue. The
disaffected element of the Lower
Brules who have been living south of
White river on the Rosebud reserva
tion have, with the exception of ten
families, gone on their reservation
and are fast becoming settled. The
handling of these Indians, who are
enrolled at tbe Lower Brule agency
and draw rations there, has been a
difficult undertaking owing to the
opposition among the Indians and
some of the whites.
Whole fields of grain were destroy
ed by the gophers at the Devil's Lake
agency, Fort Trotten, N. D., and
this is held largely responsible for
the great misfortune of the Indians
during the year. These Indians are
poor and the loss of a horse or ox
means the abandonment of a farm.
Sharp disciplinary treatment has
stopped the heretofore frequent un
authorized killing of stock and horned
stock is rapidly increasing.
Drouths and blighting hot winds
have made the Standing Rock agency
unadapted to agriculture, and this
year many crops were total failures.
This uncertainty Of raising crops has
made stock raising the leading in
dustry, and in this, considerable pro
gress has been made.
The Indians at the Forest City
agency, S. D., with the exception of
the settlement of 950 at Cherry creek,
favor taking allotments in severalty.
The Indians on the Uintah and
Ouray reservation in Utah are still
far from the high road to prosperity
and civilization, according to the an
nual report of Major Frandlett, the
agent They look upon efforts made
in their behalf with distrust, and as
endangering their own rights in the
reservation. They are slow to ap
preciate school privileges, and cling
to the idea that sending children to
school is a favor conferred on the
agent. The Uintahs have doubled
their farming acreage and have
evinced great interest in crop cultiva
tion. The Uncomphagres have given
little encouragement or assistance to
The allotments in severalty of the
lands of the Coeur d'Alene Indians,
who were using valuable lands for
mere grazing purposes, is related by
Captain Budd of the Colville agency
in Washington. The work of remov
ing the Upper and Middle Spokanes
from the vicinity of Spokane Falls
has proved a slow, tedious process,
necessitating considerable work for
the agent during tbe year.
Excursion for Homeseekers.
On December 4th and December 18th.
The Burlington will sell round trip tick
ets to points in Texas, Oklahoma and
Indian territory, to points in New Mexico
on the Pascas Valley railroad; to Deal
ing, N. M.; to points in Arkansas; to
points on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
& Southern, and Kansas City, Watkins
& Gulf railway in Louisiana; to points
on the K. ft, F. S. & M. railway in Mis
souri, south of Springfield. To points in
Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Utah,
west bound only. One fare for the round
trio. dIus 12.00. provided such fares are
not less than f 7. Apply at B. & M.
depot or city ofBce, corner Tenth and 0
streets, lor full information.
25t3 G. W. Bonnkll, C. P. & T. A.
Tbe North-Western P. S AM. V. R. R.
New Tims Card A New Train
Faster Time, Better Service.
For the benefit of the traveling public
this line baa made important changes
and improvement in its train service.
A T ALTABLE ADDITION.
The 7:25 a. m, week day train ia made
a Chicago connection. Besides taking
passengers for as far west as Norfolk, it
takes them for Blair and all Northeastern
Nebraska points; Sioux City and points on
diverging lines; Omaha, Mo. Talley, Ona
wa, Carroll, Boone, Ames, Des Moines,
and all Northwestern and Central Iowa
and 111. points through to Chicago. The
Chicago Limited leaves daily at 1:25 p.
m. and takes passengers for Chicago and
East, and intermediate points; for Oma
ha, Sioux City, St. Paul, Duluth and all
points in the Northwest.
Faster Time Better Service,
The Black Hills passenger now leaves
daily at 1:25 p. in. and will land passen
gers at Hot Springs at 8:05 a. m., and
at Deadwood at 11 a. m. next day.
From Chicago two fast trains arrive
here week days, one Sundays.
For further information apply as be
low. A. S. Fielding, City Ticket Agt.,
S. A. Mosbeb, Geu'l Agt..
117 So. 10th St.
tiothaaa Bankers en Flnaar.
WAHixero.v, Dec. 17. Great inter
est was manifested to-day in the clos
ing bearing on the question of cur
rency revision before the committee
on banking and currency of the
bouse. Secretary Carlisle was present
at the opening. The bankers to be
heard represented two widely diverg
ent views President (i. G. Williams
of the Chemical national bank of
New York presenting the prevailing
view among bankers, and W. P. St.
John of the Mercantile bank of New
York the Eastern view favorable to
ine oanK ot Mr. Williams, wbo ap
peared next, has the largest deposits
in the United States. "The situation
is one requiring firmness and common
sense," said he. "The first problem
in our clumsy and conglomerated
financial system is the disposition to
be made of our legal tender notes."
He urged that these notes should
be funded 150,000,000 at a time until
eliminated from the financial system.
Bonds at 3 per cent should be re
ceived as security for national bank
notes on a basis of par for the bonds,
the government to have a first lien
on the assets of the bank. These
notes should be redeemable in New
York city and, issued in sufficient
volume, would furnish adequate elas
ticity to the currency. The tax on
the circulation of national banks
should at once be removed.
President St John lent much spirit
to the hearing by the vigor of his
statements. "Under official dicta
tion," began he, "tutored by one of
the most aggressive of all our handful
of "goldites" in the United States,
congress fiddles with bank notes,
while the burning issue is our pri
mary money coin. Identically tu
tored, our chief executive has re
quired his secretary to abandon the
option conferred by the law upon the
United States and grant to holders of
the United States notes the right to
exact gold always.silver never.as their
redeeming coin. Had the option to
redeem in silver dollars been exer
cised boldly at the time when ouly
$3,000,000 were owned by the United
States with an ownership of ?llfl,000,
000 in gold, possible alarm could have
been laughed to scorn. To attempt to
seize upon and exercise the option
now, under immediate protective con
ditions of the treasury, would be to
court all the perils of disaster."
PCPULIS r CONFERENCE CALLED
Leaders Requested to Meet at St.
Louis in December
St. Louis, Nov. 30. The folio wing call
Las been issued:
St. Louis, Mo., Nov., 30, 1894. Byre,
quest of the national committee of the
People's party, and at the suggestion o
the chairman of the state committees, I
hereby call a meeting' of the national
committee of the national People's party
to meet in the ladies auxiliary of the Lin.
dell hotel in the city of St Louis, Mo.,
December 28 and 29, 1894. In addition
to the members of the national committee
the chairmen of the state committees,
members of the "Reform Press Associa
tion," People's party senators and repre
sentatives in the Fifty-third congress and
those selected to the Fifty-fourth con
gress, and ull others who have taken a
prominent part in the organization of
the party, and also those who are williug
to work and vote with tbe People's party
in the future for monetary reform are ia
vited. The object of this meeting is to
map out a policy for an educational cam
paign between now and the meeting of
the next national convention, and any
other business which may come before the
committee. The committee will discuss
and act upon every phase of the present
industrial condition of thecountry. This
will be the most important meeting held
since the Omaha convention.
Senator Stewart, Lafe Pence, General
J. B. Weaver, GeneralJ. G. Field, Marion
Butler, Harry Skinner, M. W. Howard,
J. II. McDowell, Hon. Miles Standish, ex
Governor Pennoyer of Oregon, Thomas
V. Cator, P. M. Wardell, J. M. Devine,
J. L. Johnson, Colonel A. C. Fiske, Dr. A.
Coleman, John P. Stelle, M. C. Rankin, J.
N. Davii, Thomas Fletcher, H. L. Loucke,
W. S. Morgan and many other leaders
who are not members of the committee
havepromised to be present.
Hon. J. B. Follette, Equitable building,
St. Louis, Mo., has charge of arranging
all the details of this meeting.
H. E. Taibkxeck,
Chairman of National Committee ot the
Arctics. Alaskas. Itubbers or anything you
need. To see them means to want them. Thvy
don't cost much. They are at your price, lie
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If our advertisers do not treat yon
right, let us know. We want no ''fakes'
in The Wealth Maiees. Isn't there
something in our "Three Cent Column'
that will profit youT
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STILL CONSIDERING THE CUR
WHAT EXPERT FIXMCIERS SIT.
Freakiest Warner of the Bltnetavllto
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(eats Is sin Impossibility A.
General Currency Ils
Washington, Dec 17. Ex-Repre
sentative Warner of Ohio, president
of the Bimetallic league, addressed
the house bankintr and currency com
mittee yesterday on the currency,,
going into the principles of the entire
currency question. lie urged that an
elastic currency, such as Secretary
Carlisle suggests, was an impossibili
ty, and that prices rose as fast as cur
rency increased. Mr. Warner said
the history of tlie world proved that
the gold standard could not be main
tained by giving to the banks the
power of expanding the currency..
He was amazed that this proposition,
should be made in this enlightened
age, in the face of the financial ex
periences of the world. '
A long discussion arose between.
General Warner and Mr. Sperry over
a question by tha latter as to the
effect that an increase of the circula
tion would have upon the price of
labor. Mr. Hperry called attention,
to a tstement by the treasury de
partment showing that the circula
tion in 1873 had been 77 1,000, 0CXX,.
whereas, in 1893 it was over $2,200,
000,000, and asked him how how ha
reconciled the facts with the decrease
in wages. Mr. Warner replied chal
lenging the treasurer's report of tha
gold in circulation at the present timet
which he said was $200,000,000 beyond
the facts, and by referring to the in
crease of population and wealth. Mr.
Sperry did not consider the reply as
adequate and intimated that if Mr.
Warner's theory had nothing more to
stand on, it must fall.
Enoch Piatt, president of the Balti
more clearing house, was next heard,
lie said with regard to the Baltimore
plan that it embodied his views.
Speaking of the fifth section of the
Carlisle bill, providing for a guaran
the fund, he said it would be safe if
the strong banks could be got into it,
which he considered doubtful.
The hearing was resumed in the
afternoon with A. L. Ripley, vice
E resident of the Natiunal Uule and
feather bank of Boston on the stand.
He characterized the scheme of issu
ing demand notes redeemable in gold
as thoroughly vicious.
Colonel Jackson of Jackson & Cur
tis, brokers, of Boston, followed Mr.
Ripley. He urged a provision in any
bill that might bi supported by the
secretary to begin in January, 180!k, -to
cancel 14,000,000 worth of United
States notes each month until the en
tire outstanding amount should be dis
posed of and to sell bonds if neces
sary to accomplish this result
To pass the Carlisle bill without
any addition would, he thought, fait
far short of restoring the confidence.
ot tne woria.
M ill Report the Carlisle BilC
Washington, Dec. 17. The Demo
cratic members of the banking and!
currency committee held an exeats
tive meeting immediately afterr the
adjournment of the regular hearing,
and after an hour's discussion decided
to report the Carlisle bill without
It is understood that Representa
tive Bland has given up all hope of
getting his free coinage bill out of his
committee, and has determined to of
fer his bill as an amendment to the
Carlisle bill in the house. If it is de
clared not to be germane, he will ap
peal from the decision, giving the
house an opportunity to vote on the
CROKER WILL NOT APPEAR..
The Tammany lloat Declines to- Co Be
fore the Lexow Committee
New York, D-'C, J 7. Richard Cro
ker was asked if he would accept Mr.
GofTs invitation to appear before the
Lexow committee and vindicate him
self of the constructive charge of ex
tortion implied by the testimony of
Witness Moren yesterday.
I did not know that any charges
had been made against me," said Mr.
Croker, "or that there is anything ta
Didn't Get a Reply.
ite'W York, uec. 17. A l5oton rady
a few weeks ago advertised for &
French maid to take charge of her
child and accompany her abroad.
Among those who answered the ad
vertisement was Miss Madeline Pol
lard, who achieved notoriety by suing
Congressman Breckinridge of Ken
tucky, for breach of promise. Refer
ring to the matter Miss Pollard said
las', night: "I can't see anything'
wrong in answering the advertise
ment. I don't know who got the let
ter. I thought that was an oppor
tunity for my doing something, but 1
never received a rep.li".
Kansas Citv, Kan., Dec. 17. The
board of county commissioners of
Wyandotte county opened the report
of Expert Accountant Dewar on the
accounts of of ex-County Treasure"
McLean yesterday afternoon, an4
after reading it, instructed the count
attorney to bring suitagainst McLea?
for 58,632, the full amount of th
treasurer's apparent shortage. Mo
Lean's bondsmen are to be included
in the suit.
To Open the Ilallot lloxes. w.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., Dee. 17. Judge
S.'.over granted to-day the order asked
for by F. M. DeBord, directing .tie
coi'der of Voters Owsley and County
Clurk Caldwell to recount the votes
cht. ior emmrv cnnooior in tun recnt
'i M I I III a I I llll l l
, eiecwuu iiuu io ceri.iy to tne court
the resuU of the count.
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