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THE REAR ADMIRAL TELLS OF
THE VICTORIA DISASTER.
CLEARLY THE FAULT OF TRTON,
Ordered aa Eitremely Difficult Xaval
KHtiwr Whurt There Wm Hot
Boon Enough for It Execution
First Oflelal Report by
the Commander of the . v
London, - July 4. A midshipman
from the Victoria arrived at Calais
early this morning with Bear Admiral
Markham's dispute 'ies concerning the
collision off Tripoli. , Be was brought
by special steamer, the Maid of Kent,
to Dover and was conveyed at once by
special train to London.
The first dispatch was dated from
the warship Camperdown cn J une a,
"It la with the moat profound regret that X
have to report the total loss of her majesty's
ship Victoria, Involving the Irreparable loss of
the commander-in-chief, Vice Admiral Sir
George Try on, twenty-two officers and 836 men
under the following oircumstanoee:
"The squadron, consisting of her majesty's
Ships Victoria, Camperdown, Nile, Dread
Naught, Inflexible, Colling wood, Phaeton, Ed
Inburg, Sana Pareil, Edgar, Amphlon, Fearles
and Barham, left Beyroot about 10 o'clock this
forenoon for Tripoli Shortly after the squad
ron formed single columns line abreast and
roceeded at the rate of about eight knots aa
"When about five miles from the anchorage
off Tripoli, the signal was made at 2:30 in the
afternoon to form columns of divisions In the
line ahead,dhiposed abeam to port the columns
to be six cable lengths apart. We proceeded
In this formation untU3:aiwbenine signal waa
i made from the Victoria to the first dl Vinton to
turn sixteen points to starboard. As the col
umns wer only six cable lengths apart, It was
. sot, therefore, la my opinion, possible, within
the maneuvering distance, to execute auch an
evolution 1 directed the flag lieutenant to
keep the signal, which we were repeating at dip,
as as indication that the signal from the Vic
toria waa not understood. I then directed
him to signal with the aemaphore: 'Do I un
derstand it Is your wish for the columns to
turn as indicated by the signal now flyingf"
But before my order could be carried out the
commander-in-chief semaphored me to know
what I was waiting tor. It then struck me that
he wished me to turn sixteen points, as Indi
cated "by the signal, and it was his Intention to
circle round the second division, leaving them
on the port. Having the fullest confidence in
the great ability of the commander to maneu
ver the squadron without even risk of collision,
I ordered the signal hoisted us an Indication
tbl I understood. Wtr.-n the signal was hauled
down the helm of the Camperdown was put
hard aport At the same time the heim of the
Victoria was starboarded
"I watched very carefully the helm of the
Victoria as indicattiw the purpose of her
signals, as the two ships turned towards each
other, and seeing that the helm of the Victoria
was still starboard, I directed the Camperdown
to go full speed astern with the starboard
screw In order to decrease our circle of turn
ing. Seeing that a collision was inevitable, I
then ordered him to go full speed astern with
both engines, but before our speed could
be materially checked the stem of the
Camperdown struck the Victoria on
the starboard bow about twenty feet before
the turret and crushed into the ship almost to
the center I .e. the fore and aft lines of the
ship, at the tune of the collision, being in
- clined toward each other at an angle of about
eighty degrees. It was, I think, quite two
minutes before the Camperdown was able,
although going full speed astern with
both entrines to get clear -of the Vic
toria. The water tight doors of the
Camperdown had been closed by my orders be-
. . . . . . a l- .. ; . v. .. i J .... I
lore tne collision ucuurrou. c-tvciug vuc wtii4wu
condition of the Vlotoria, which seemed to be
settling down by the head, boats were immedi
ately prepared and the boom boats were got
ready to be hoisted out.wben the open pendant
waa hoisted by the Victoria and the signal was
made not to send boats. A very few minutes
later she heet&t over to starboard, and, turning
bottom upwards, dUuppeafed.
"The time that elapsed between the occur
rence of the collision and the disappearance
a only about thirteen minutes. Swift'? le-
lore tue victoria luruea over ine men were
seen jumping overboard. Observing tins. I
lmntedlutoly ordered the s'gnal made to send
all boat to the rescue, and directed
the Uarnam and Fearless to elose iu
It once, to save lire, steaminv Tip la
the Oampfrdown If the sajpo tiin to succor
the Olflterl &ud men. ttrufcK Uutf In the water.
The mtulmiml &m of U0 squauron resulted
In the savin oftwrttty blue olUter and about
Wt men, hhji regret thai no le than twmity
two omuvta and about UM men, tha majority ol
VfrtJB were la all probability below at th
time, were lout.
The sea waa smooth and there was cot a
light urease at ttie time ol the ewUtwit The
Injuries to Ihe CauiperUown are svriuua. hut 1
hope that with the assiatenre of lb a UlUwrs
t the squadron they war bs temporarily re
paired u thai she may be sent lu Malta sad
"I rmrsl thai tbs sbtp s boots of tee vie
totl wie Iwet la tait. nothing el teipvrlaao
bus a recovered so Us
"fur aunt hour alter the elntUa of the
VUtorU the amtvr rininmi atrllated over !
imk. The errees ware ruiUi sue
aith 1 reiUMM la lit tltiuit, i-f tbe el
triheith tae e,iudru aatl' I e'ettMik,
wlitfw, as the t'tBtwnltf w tuakiuit !'
I SoMoicd it 4l4i lo aucsur la lvl el
lrtMi. the AatpUtu, lUrltwut sad ilee
rwn)l sntll ii r ar. hut did ml
aaitMla1 wf lmin'tlaiu.
"I fwoial i-r' llu lp trlrf aa4 sorruW
flt la MiMHami nf thta UatoaULie uta
tfeahe hv airi' he ttm, ti tiis
aadtae ol tiw Wtlnir mlru
mtittuw mat la r raU im.il t lbs
irl sail lrrtrba Um ttivfe lit a au4
la li'a ha sutiainiHl In the U-u vl ul
twl4 tttMiatkr Kidwirtln wM
kiiHM ul tml aa t Sw iat Mk
Itr Mi la pinicuiut el aauit a
all alM awfteJ witmii4
A fcUhtastt, AiUUiai"
.,. IW "t MM A,.
I4M. Jlr 4. -Mr. tit.Utoh
( altfiMKl and 1U )wrdsy wwralaf
btia ievntiiif m pit"?s
l evsrahaut rMA wf tha ftrl
Ityaert, with whom h it Vkaitbf. Va
yotvt spraining ef Me aasT hi
was mA setiouj' haiV
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FOR A SINGLE STANDARD.
Ex -Senator Joha B. Baadersoa Addresses
a Letter to Secretary Carlisle.
Washjhgto. July t Ex-Senator
John B. Henderson of ' Missouri, who
bas devoted long and careful study to
matters of finance, haa addressed to
Secretary Carlisle a communication in
which he gives in writing the
tubstance of statesments made
In conversation touching the
monetary condition of the country,
tie expresses the belief that the pres
ent stringency is produced, not by any
lack or i ufiiciency of currency, but
by the loss of confidence produced
among business men because of the
inferior character of a large part of
Mr. Henderson then gave a history
of our financial legislation, from
which he argues that neither Individ
ual prosperity nor commercial activity
is controlled by the amount of circu
lating medium, and that the present
financial distress is due entirely to the
diver acts of 1878 And of . 189a .
OPP POR THE NORTH.
Lieutenant Peary's Ship Leave Breoklya
for tha Arctic.
New Yore, July 4. The Falcon, the
hip of Lieutenant Peary, the Arctic
explorer, sailed from ber wharf in
Brooklyn at 0 o'clock last evening.
The first calling point is Boston and
after two days in that port the Falcon
will proceed to Portland, Me., where she
is - due next Friday acd where
Lieutenant Peary, his wife and
Mrs. Cross, her maid, will join the
ship. St. Johns, N. F., will be called
at lor coal and supplies and more dogs
will be taken on at Labrador in South
ern Greenland. St. Pelal; in Northern
Greenland will be the ne: ; point visited
and then the Falcon wU ' steam direct
to McCormick bay and 'Vhale sound,
where the flannel-lined h mse will be
put ashore and set up and all the
cargo connected with the lengthy
sojourn among the floes will be un
loaded. , '
THE; SENATE VACANCIES.1
A Fight oa Band at tha Very. Beginning
of tha Extra Session.
Washihgtok, July 4. The fact
that the senators from the North
western states are not unani
mous on the silver question and
that some of them will probably vote
to repeal the Sherman silver pur
chasing law, seems to lend
added . interest to the contests
which were pending whtn the sen
ate adjourned in extra session in April
last on the case of senators from Mon
tana, Wyoming and Washington. In
all three of these states the legisla
tures got into a prolonged deadlock
and adjourned without electing a sen
ator to fill the vacancies that were to
occur on March 4. These three con
tested cases will probably bring on a
bitter and protracted preliminary
fight before the senate can settle down
to the business for which : the extra
session was convened. ;
Tom Heed on the Extra Session.
Portland, Me., July 4. Ex-Speaker
Reed was Been yesterday and asked
what he thought of the extra session:
It will be hot work," he repl ied.
"What do you think of the silver
"I don't want to discuss that to
day." "Won't the early session be a good
preparatory experience for congress?"
"Yes, for the future life. July and
August will be a bad time for con
sidering the silver question with all
Gettysburg Monument lTn veiled.
Getttsbuho, Pa., July 4. With
brisrht sunlicht above, and the field on
whkh the Gettysburg decisive buttle
was fought stretching out below, New
York state's liamlaome monument to
the heroes who fell in the light was
dedicated yesterday with Impressive
ceremonies. It was the great day of
the celebration of the thirtieth anni
versary of the three day's tight.
A. f. Irtsel' Will.
Piui.AMi.rHi i. Pa, July 4. The
late A. J. Uremia will drawn ten
veurs stfvt, but with numerous eon-
dU-lia Shu o, will mt be read uutll one
week aftr Ua funeral. lh estate
will ittuuuntto uvrrf MtKtfMiua lUth
the lir'trl institute and Child-Dretel
Homo for l'thu l'r'ra are re me in
borrd, and a rl deal of money Is
given tnitrtglit U rharlllea
A VTstt Hewn Astrea 14.
rUnr Bahb t Hi, Cat, July 4.
Utirifi I r . lUrryitttire died suddtin-
It' jiflertUy morning hhe can.e here
thrwi etk ago fir tier health and
h.d lnijir..v4 ti'UUIrlay. Mia was
tiit.ru wtllt heuturrliag alxiut Smou
and tiled ahoi tiy aftur, Her daughter
I t ii ws iU her. Her hatband,
MtirU- lUirymiite, ft sUr, is tt
MUMurl's et'iitnti un.l the etiuiln
sat arrgaue I7VJ.IT4 Id, This is a
realist i.m vf ltti,iA aa ttmrre4
with last year, due to a redueltuw In
the stale UtativM levy.
LINCOLN. NEB., THURSDAY.
t, -oe Fovrth In Lincoln. .
Liscolw. July 5. The nation's birth
day was celebrated here in a very quiet
and unostentatious manner, with no
fatal results. A series of attractions
were booked at the various resorts and
all were pretty well patronized. At the
race track the Roadster club's matinee
drew a erowd and several pretty races
were ran. The most striking feature of
the races was the fast half mile made
br Aloha Hunter in the free-for-all trot
and pace. She went the half lo third
heat In l:08f- At Lincoln park tne
large crowd amused themselves with
plcnlclng chiefly. The star attraction
at this resort was the L. A. W. meet.
and the, several races by well known
cyclists were exciting and thoroughly
enjoyed by those attending. The mile
race for the championship was won by
H. F. Condon of Omaha In 2:54 1-5. At
the lake a large erowd was In at
tendance pretty much all day and the
boat races, which formed the chief part
of the program, served to keep the
crowd Interested. The festivities ol
the day were concluded In the evening
br a grand ball. At Cushman park the
students of the Western Normal college
put In the day plcnlclng.
A woman with a little child, who was
a passenger on the east bound Barling-
ton flyer, arriving here early yesterday
morning, became violently Insane some
miles west and tried to throw her baby
from the window. It required two
strong men to hold her. A doctor was
summoned to attend her when the train
reached Lincoln. Her name or destin
ation could not be learned. ,
Lincoln, Neb., July 5. Last '
while Mr. and Mrs. Yf. M. Shook w,r
out riding they met with a dlstrsssing
accident. The buggy that contained
the party also contained a limited sup
ply of fireworks. Mr. Shook ignited
one of these natal day missiles, which
frightened the team and also succeeded
admirably in Igniting the entire assort
ment, that reposed In the bottom of the
buggy. The team Immediately began a
series of contortions appropriate to the
occasion, which resulted in tipping the
party out of the buggy. Mrs. Shook's
collar bone was dislocated and Dr.
Graham, who is in attendance, says that
the old lady, Mrs. Bnooics mother, sus
tained painful Injuries. The other
members of the party were badly shaken
op, but luckily no serious Injuries were
OMAHA.'July 5. Omaha had no formal
celebration of the holiday, but there
were great crowds at the races and re
sorts about town. The usual number of
minor accidents is reported. Up to 10
o'clock last night only one fatality oc
curred, the victim being Joseph Rosen
stock, who accidentally shot himself
through the abdomen while DriDg a re
volver, lie was at home and had re
marked after listening to his neighbor's
bombardment for a time, that he had
a revolver that would make more noise
than any nf them had heard in a long
time, lie went into the bedroom for
the pistol and a shot followed by groans
attracted the family attention. Rosen-
stock was dead in rive minutes after he
had made his psculiar remark.
Lincoln, Julys.- A somewhat sans, s
scrap occurred last night in the beitoms
between Dick Johnson and linry
Brown, both of whom are common hod
carriers. Brown claimed that Johnson
was indebted to him in the sum of 8
cents which he wished be would pay.
Dick denied having ever incurred ny
such obligation, and a quarrel followed,
which ended In Johnson drawing a knile
and chasing Brown from the room.
Later Brown returned and struck John
son a terrific crack on, the left eye with
a fragment of brick. Tne wounded
man was taken hame where It was found
a couple of ugly looking, but nut serious
gashes had beej cut above and bsiow
Coat la Itlchardsoit Connty.
Falls Cut. Neb.. July o.-Lasl Fri
day Aldrtch Bros, discovered a vein of
coal (our feet aud four Inches In thick
ness at a depth of lvo feet while drilling
a wall on the farm of w iiuant A. cos
near Barada, In the north part of this
county. Mr. Cos aud his neighbors
propone to sink a shad lo test the mat
ter. For fifteen years coal mines have
been operated south of Humboldt in this
county aud for uiany years teal was
taken out at Kulo lu small quaulilies.
HU'hardtoit eouuty certainly ha the
best Indication of coal tf any pottiun at
the state. .
U et4 la Another Tows,
Aims, Nb., July 4. Marl Adktns,
a bo ws given notke lo leave tq
soma ihioe weeks ago on a charge of
vafianey, returaed last week, alien he
was I in mediately aritd and (tut to
wvt k on ih street, huudsy, feoaeter,
ahrlR Ailu received ui4 that this
tauki Adkins was enid In Atlanta fur
pleating Into a buteher shop aitl tat-
tng a sultef etothes, some j!r( ssd
oUf artle. AJalae seat a)B
was taken to H-iWrvf
!! Northwestern 11 a to ChkAiro.
f4t raw, rut trains. Office IKM
JULY 6, 1893.
MR. CRISP ON HAND.
PREPARINQ FOR TH8 EXTRA
SESSION' OP CONQRE8S.
C05FERS WITH MR, CARLISLE.
Ha Will Mew Oat ta Work and Arrange
the Caminltte Mr. Blnno Mmf Be
Deposed from tb Chairmanship
of Ui ajutage. Committee
Other New Regarding tha
Washington, July 4 Ex-SpeaVer
Crisp arrived this morning and went
Immediately to the treasury where be
was closeted with Secretary Carlisle
for upwards of two hours. The
secretary gave orders that ho
was not to , be interrupted for
any purpose whatsoever. Mr. Car
lisle for himself and the president
wanted to ascertain how soon the
house could be organized and as Judge
Crisp's re-election as speaker is a fore
gone conclusion, it is comparatively
sasv for all the details ol organization
to be determined beforehand.
Judire Crifosald that he would retnrn
to some quiet place, perhaps bis own
bomej and begm the arrangement ox
house committees and the house could
be organized and ready for business
within a week after assembling. ,
Another point of importance upon
which Secretary Carlisle and the pres
ident desired information is the prob
able course of congress after the re
peal of the Sherman act, should that
bs promptly accomplished. The pres
ident and his finance' minister both
realize that other legislation may be
necessary and tbey do not want con
gress to adjourn or take a recess until
measures -deemed essential by the ad
ministration shall have been acted
While tne aetaus oi tne conierence
between Secretary Carlisle and Judge
Crisp are kept secret, both say the
interview was very satisfactory and
the secretary is more sanguine than
ever of the repeal of the Sherman law.
He also believes as does Judge Crisp
that neither hot weather nor other
personal considerations will influence
congress to abandon the work before
it shall have been compl od.
Secretary Carlisle decidid not to re
sume the purchase of silver to-day
and so notified the principal firms
that offer silver to the treasury on
puf chasing days. This action is un
usual, but as the matter of purchasing
silver on given days is discretionary
with the secretary ho is simply ex
ercising his right
The issue of standard dollars from
the mints and treasury offices during
the week ended July 1, 1893, was $406,-
160; for the corresponding period ol
1892, 8492,320. The shipment of frac
tional silver coins for June was 8767,-
163; for the month of June, 1892,
BLAND MAY BE DEPOSED.
lha Old Coinage Committee Chairman's
yiews Caoslug Troabl.
Washihgton, July 4 Owing to the
fact that a betterment of the national
finances will be the first and gravest
problem to be confronted bythe
doming session of congress, particular
interest attaches to the house commit--tee
on coinage. An adversccommittee
woujd be in a position to very ser
iously obstruct business and worry
the advocates of the repeal of the
Sherman law. Whether or not Mr.
Uland will be reappointed chairman
no one appear to know to a certainty.
Ilia record as an earnest and unswerv
ing friend of silver Is well known and
hia Democracy is unonestloned.
in cuae Speaker Crisp should tlecldft
not to give Mr. Uland the chitlnnan
ahip tho next In line of direct suo-caa-.on
would be Uepreaentatlve
Tracy, who I a gld standard man.
Thoae v ho know b-th men freely as
sert that the elevation of Mr. Traey
to the coinage chairmanship woald be
especially gratifying to the eaeentlre.
A State Ceveatto tallej far Tenet
Jly SO l Take Aetkm.
Torsaa. Kan., July 4. A. C, Hhlaa,
vice president f r KansAS of the A mar
kau niitieUlllo league t-tUy Uaaed
the follow lug call fur free coinage
A mmIIu la hrtv M4i4 la
!nrH)htaMne ktl, la IM ( Tvpafe. a
1fa.uy, Jit n si a vi. a ,eti
. II H) S Aa"H W1.
ttiUuuaahldl all nwrnil el M all.
t r4"4 t m"i ' t l M
tituuUt sola- t sllf a4 si4 a t
tMi l?J tw las ansa ftU a mf S
ki.i SmI I s4fah Vim 4 h 4
woiiMbt4 viJa 4 ! at r 4
' elm alt ktieeUIUaie sad eeaernl lth a ht
theV el " tvvalfv koflt AplivSa
Im a M4 ta ell lallfiaJa r es-
mia lh eeitlSoata taa a4 thot
ill m aaua .k tee aaaare aaea ih b to!
nke ievt t aasa e t tist te
The call is it sued pursuant to a reso
lution adopted by one wing of the re
cent anti-coal combine convention at
Chicago calling upon the blmetalllo
league of the country to hold a con
vention before the meeting of the ex
tra session of congress.
BANKS READY 10 RESUME.
Tata laatltatiooa. One of Them la lien
en. In Shane for Keenenln;.
Washington, July 4. Comptroller
Eckels is advised that the First Nation
al bank of San Deigo, CaL, which
failed about ft month ago, will re ume
bnsineaa next Wednesday, it having
complied with the conditions imposed
by the comptroller. It is probable
also that the failed Washington Na
tional bank of Spokane, Wash., will
resume business in about ten days.
A committee headed by Messrs,
Thayer and Kobinson, representing
the stockholders and officers of the
failed First National bank of Arkansas
City, Kan., had an andienoe with
Comptroller , Eckels this morning,
looking to the reopening of that insti
tution. It will probably be able to
resume business in a short time.
Silver Quiet and Steady.
Nxw York, July 4. The silver
market to-day was aniet and steady.
It was announced that the treasury
lepartment would elose at noon and
that no purchases of silver would be
made. Silver certificates brought
from 72 X to 73. The transactions at
the 6tck exchange up to 1 o'clock
were -6,000 ounces. Commercial bar
illver sold at 72 and Mexican dollars
were nominally 68 cents.
Two Kansas Bank In Trouble.
Labxkd, Kan., July 4. The Pawnee
Dounty bank closed Saturday night
nd the Larned State bank failed to
jpen this morning. Judge Vsndlvert
appointed A. IL Ainsworth receiver of
the Larned and the Pawnee made an
assignment to A. W. Jordan. The
leposiU and liabilities of the Pawnee
are f 18,000 and the cash on hand 1000.
The liabilities of the Larned are f 28,
XX) and the cash on hand about 14,000.
Both banks have notes and discount
which are considered good ample to
;over all liabilities.
In the afternoon the Larned received
all the aid it needed and the receiver
. An Alboqoera.ae Bank Saspends.
Albuquerque, N. M., July 4. Notioe
was posted on the door of the
Albuquerque national bank this morn
ing that it was compelled to tem
porarily suspend business. -
ALTCELD MADE MUCH t..
Tha Soclallstle Labor Congress Indorses
the Governor' Anarchistic Pardons.
Chicago, July 4. At to-day's ses
sion of Ahe national convention of the
Socialistic Labor party Delegate Rap
paport of Indiana, for the committee
on resolutions, offered a declaration
expressing admiration for Governor
Altgeld of Illinois because of his frank
and courageous stateme. . of the rea
sons for which he ex .ised his pre
rogative in pardon! Anarchists
Fielding, Schwab an j Nee be. The
resolution was adopted unanimously.
Prayed for Governor Altgeld.
8teru.no, Kan., July 4. In his
opening prayer yesterday, the Eev.
Dr. David Harold Snowden, pastor of
the First Congregational church of
this city, said;
"0, Lord, bless the president of the
United States,, stand by him In his
arduous duties, bless also the gov
ernors of the different states, especial
ly bless the governor of Illinois. lie
light to him in his darkness, wisdom
to him In but ignorance, out above ait
make hia heart as soft as his head.
Teach him that thin is a govern
ment of the people, and by the people
and for the people, and that he can in
no wise become the government nor
Uaegllaf at tha t ad ef a Rone.
Kansas Cm, Ma, July 1 The bod
of Andrew Heseher, an old German
cigar manufacturer of Kansas City,
Kan., was foand at C IS o'clock this
morning, suspended by means of
small hemp rope to a huge ice cheat In
a liquor "Joint" la the rear of hi place
of buatnrn at 436 Minnesota avenue.
'Ilia bud was cold and stiff when
found, and it was evident to the cor
oner that Ufa had been extiaet for t
least two hour.
HehlMd ml HI relle llener.
Wichita. Ksn., July .-William
Davis, ft aertloa fureuiaa, waa nd-
bagged by t men on e railroad
tr.ik near the Cheney depot last night
and robbed of o.4d whlti he Had
rvteatlf rid as mvk pension WT
and whlek. Wing fearful ot the baftes.
he carried about with bin.
the Itn.wrau of the TMrlylhW
Udielal tlNitrWt of Fanaas have nottth
nald Thomas A. Jeakluaof KeottCil
for Jadg. lie is at preeeat eouuty ftt
jitney ol ISO it etiustf,
Take Tee ALU liruimr
The government own
ershlp of railroads and
That freight ratej inl
Nebraska be reduced to
a level with those la
force la Iowa,
The building by the
natleoal government of
a great trunk line from
North Dakota to the
Gulf 6? Mexico.
INDIA AND SILVER COIN ACS.
light Thrown Cpan the Govaral
CnoAfto, July 4. The Eev. Thomas)
Craven, for nearly twenty yean ia ,
charge of the Methodist Episcopal
publishing house at Lucknow, Incas,
perhaps the largest mission publisaV
ing house In the world, ia in the dty '
visiting the world's fair. Asked about
the silver question as viewed from the)
Indian standpoint he said: "For some)
years the question of silver has been
of absorbing interest to the govei n-
ment of India. As ft proof of the great
interest the people there have in thin
question it may be stated that Renter
in his telegraphic communications
from America has given and is giving
special prominence to the action
of your congress ftnd the opin
ions of your prominent public men
on the point Even snch important -matters
aa the election of Cleveland .
might not reasonably have been ex
pected to hftve been ignored la the
telegraphic dispatches to India, ana
these dispatches did not even let us
know ' whether Clevelnnd was sleeted
or not But, on the other hand, every
uttle motion or resolution and every
interview with well known public men
on the silver question was t enee
telegraphed to ua This showed tne)
keenness with which we were observ
ing the action of this country oa the)
silver question. Meeting hare beea
held in all the chief stations of India
to petition the government to take ,
some action whereby the depreciation 1
of the rupee might be remedied, to .
one of the large and most influential
delegations resulting from these -petitions
which ever waited upon ,
the governor general, the reply was -made
that the government reserved
Its action until it should be seen what '
would be recommended by the mone
tary conference at Brussels. The re
ply also gave the promise that in the :
event of nothing being done by tb
conference independent action wc.'l
be taken by the Indian government
This occurred during the past wizir,
consequently the present action oi tit
Indian government which has createJ .
such ' absorbing interest throughout 1
the country was not altogether ws
"itmay lairiy be taken xor granted,"
Dr Craven continued, "that the gov
ernment of India, assisted by England, ?
will do all it possibly can to give ltd .
old value to the Indian rape.
The depreciation of the rupe
to the extent it has suffered
during the last year, is frought with
peril on every hand. Up to ,
twenty-two years ago, tne par value
of the rupee waa forty-eight cents.
The rupee is the standard of the peo-
Ele's money in India as the dollar ia
i America. There are ten rupees to
one pound sterling. At the time I left
India f 100 in American currency waa
worth 340 rupees in Indian currency.
According to the latest advices from
India I notice 9100 would now be
worth 205 rupees."
"Does this stopping of silver rape
coinage mean a cessation of the coin
"I would not be able to say that
The action taken leaves the matte
optional with the government The
point is that the government insist
upon the rupee having a vain of 1
4d, that is to say, three rupees shall
equal a dollar in value in the round
numbers at present, and greater value
they will give to it if they can."
Tea Bead's Bales Mar Be Needed. '
Washihgtoic, July 4. There bas
been a great deal of talk about th
rules of the house of representatives
and the changing of the same in order
that a majority can do business. At
tention, however, Is now called to the
fact that tho rules of the senate are
very lax and that If the opponent of
the administration idea wish they east
talk any bill to death. For months
the antt-optlon bill dragged along la
the last senate owing to long-windea
talk, so that when it finally
passed It was too 1st for the house t
do anything with It Something oo14
easily be done under the ealatlnf
rules, aud senators leiier ana bmw
art ere reported to have said that the
Sherman law will never be repaales)
as long a men's tongue can talk. !a
view of tht situation it ia said thai
Vice Praaident bWasoa will dososa
arbitrary ruling from th chair. s
that there is a prospeot of lively time
ahead In the more dignified of the twe
bodies of congress.
Wei a Hawltag Seeees
Columbia, & Cv, Jaly 1-If bujsaes
doe net tacmae tremendously a th
sou sly liquor dispenser la the stale of
tWh Carolina, t4 f ttittuff he
fto&Vre from the tr tits ef corn and
rve, will eooa be la th laaftwlal ft
The reoord f the Erst day et thU
anlque esperlateatal sy steal Is even
whm than had beea supposed. Gaily
three dUpenaerlM were la t'peratiri
sad the reeetpta were pitifully sasaUL
Theea were tatdea, hVlgaftaU aa4
Keff barvy, the sale atfC V
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