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THOS. J. O'KKBFFE, I'alilUlur.
OVER THE STATE.
Jntix Majoiu. of Hradshaw. a brother
of cx-Llctitonant Governor Majors, died
Fouit nuMiKKO acres of "gold" lands
near Alma have been purchased by
Sui'KIUNTKXDKNT McKKLVHY of tllO
Geneva industrial school will tako a
trip to tho coast tho first of tho year.
Hox. Thkiio.v NvKof Fremont, about
seventy vears old, fell down a flight of
stairs tho other night, receiving inju
ries that may prpvo fatal.
Tub Lincoln city council Is consider
ing tin odlnanco providing for arrest of
children found running tho streets
after a reasonable hour at night.
A iiiHCKitAKKJift' convention in called
to meet in tho city of Lincoln at tho
Capital hotel on January 21, 1800, at
2:30 p. in., for tho purposo of organiz
ing a stato association.
Hrv. W. II. II. FiLLsni'itv, county
treasurer of Naneo county, died at Fill
lorton of blood poisoning, after long
und painful Illness. Ho was ti man who
stood high in tho community.
A faiimek named Zolgenblne, living
eight miles northwest of Ashland, has
become violently insano over religious
matters. He believes ho is Christ and
proposes to Impress tho fact by force.
Tjik gold-find has been extended to
Saunders county. O. It. Rryan, living
ten miles west on Rock crcclt, bclioves
there Is paying dirt on his farm. An
other farmer several miles south re
ports a find.
Tun rcsldcnco of Patrick Mulcahy,
six miles nortli of Harvard, was burned
last week. All tho contents of tho
house were also burned. Tho family
was not at home. Loss about 8800 with
At Omulm the jury In the murder
case of Claudo Hoover brought in a
verdict of guilty and fixed tho penalty
at death. Hoover a few weeks ago
shot and killed Councilman l)u Rolso,
AM. merchants of York veport n
good trade for 1805 und assert It was
much butter than that of 1804. During
tho year thero havo been but two fail
ures in tho city, and at tho present
time overythlng is bright for a pros
Watson Hki.vi.y, son of Frank Hoi
vey, ono of tho oldest settlers of Jeffer
son county, was Instantly killed a
short dlstano north of Falrnury by tho
bursting of a buz, saw. Ho was saw
ing stove wood with tho maehino when
it burst, ono pleco of tho saw striking
him in tho head and laying tho skull
open to the brain. Tho deceased was
twenty-five years old and leaves a wife.
TitKiti, is a united movement on foot
in Lincoln to secure tho location in that
city of tho next annual reunion of tho
tJrand Army of tho Republic. To this
end a meetluir of the business men of
Lincoln was held at tho Commercial
club, under call of President Harwood.
K wns tho expressed opinion that, with
proper effort, tho noxt reunion could
bo secured, together with several
A Complaint has been received by the
botird of secretaries of tho state board
of transportation from Llnnwood, But
ler county, against the rates charged
by tho Northwestern railroad company
on hay shipped from that point to
Omaha. Thu complaint sets up that
thu rate from Llnnwood IsoU cents per
100 pounds, while tho towns in tho
neighborhood aro given much better
A hkquihition from tho governor of
Illinois wns preseuted to tho governor
of Nebraska and honored. Tho paper
calls for tho transportation to the first
named stato of Hunt Nlfong. who Is
now living at Nelson in Nuckolls coun
ty. Ho is charged with having ns
s mil ted with a pistol, and with Intent
to murder, ono George E. Tulkinton at
Modesto, in Macoupin county, HL, In
Chaiumax J. A. Kdokuton and Secre
tary Frank F.oger of tho populist stato
central committee met with a few party
workers at tho btato house in Lincoln
to organize a systematic campaign for
securing tlio populist national conven
tion for Omaha. Tho threo Nobraska
national committeemen will go to St.
Louis prepared to submit a winning
Tiik long talked of railroad up tho
North Platto river out of North Platto
now bids fair to materialize soon
enough to move next fall's crops, and
tho citizens aro therefore jubilant.
Willi a great railroad building out of
tho city, un Irrigation fair in prepara
tion, and many now irrigation enter
prises under headway, North Platto
bids fair to enjoy a great growth the
Fifty representative Nobraskans met
in Omaha to organize an association
which shall generally unite all classes
of people in a system of work that shall
develop tho Industries of tho state. The
capital stock of tho club is to be 200,
1K)0 in shares of SI each. The governor
of tho stato is to bo tho president.
There will bo eight vice-presidents tho
two United States senators and the six
congressmen of tho state.
Siikkifk E. A. Hall of Hemiugford
and Ed E. Clark, sheriff of Greclov,
Colo., vrcro in Grand Island tho other
day, whero the former delivered to
sheriff Clark a cattle rustler, who has
been a fugitive from justice for over
two years. Tho prisouer's name is
Charles Holllday. alias Kid Holliday.
Sheriff Hall and his deputy made the
arrest in one of the northwestern coun
ties and were compelled to faco a re
volver in tho hands of tho outlaw's
wife when doing so.
Dak Clahk was thrown from the
rear platform of a motor car near Lin
coln and sustained what now appears
to be fatal injuries.
Iikathic.-.-, looking for ways and
means to help the city exchequer, pro
poses placing an occupation tax upon
telephone and telegraph poles.
A paiity of boys were skating on tho
river at Plattsmouth when Ed Julious
broke through. Ho was very near
death's door, having gripped tho lee
until almost goue. when Merritt Kerr,
n companion, jumped In and succeeded
in getting the boj out Much credit
ju due Kerr, as the accident lpppened
near the renter of the s'rcaiu.
Twill the Su-pir nnnntjr.
The Oxnardsat Grand Island and tho
owners of the Norfolk beet sugar fac
tory have received warrants from the
state In payment of nearly 540,000
bounty. No appropriation was mado
by the legislature, but tho sugar mak
ers declared that they were authorized
to rccelvo payment from the general
fund. Secretary of State Piper has
finally approved tho claims. Auditor
Moore has issued the warrants and
State Treasurer Hartley has signed
them. The holders will await their
turn on tho general fund, which means
that tho warrants havo been rcglstorcd
and aro drnwinir (i ncr cent interest.
Tho net passed last winter provides
for tho payment of a state bounty of i
of a cent a pound for nil sugar manu
factured in fnctorics existing whon tho
bill becamo a law. While no appro
priation was made, tho act Itself con
tains this section:
"When any claim arising under this
act Is filed, verified and approved by
tho secretary of state, as heroin pro
vided, he shall certify tho samo to tho
auditor of state, who shall draw a war
rant unon tho stato treasurer for tho
amount duo thereon, payable to tho
party or parties to whom said sum or
sums aro due.'"
Acting under this section Auditor
Moore Issued the warrants after he had
secured advico which satisfied him of
tho legality of the transaction. On tho
other hand tho constitution provides
that no money shall bo drawn from the
treasury without a specific appropria
tion, and tho payment of bounty on
wild animals has always been stopped
whon tho appropriation becamo ex.
Claims for bounty on chicory havo
not yet been paid, although a represen
tative of tho factory at O'Neill has been
pushing tho matter.
All Mm Hlntt Interested.
The committee In charge of tho ar
rangements for tho second convention
of tho Nebraska Hcet Sugar associa
tion has issued a call for the conven
tion, which is to bo held In Fremont
February 5 and 0, inviting tho selection
of representatives as follows: Tho
governor of tho state Is requested to
appoint twenty delegates at large, the
Stato University, Stato Hoard of Agri
culture, Stato Horticultural society,
Stato Dairymen's association and Stato
Federation of Labor, ten delegates
each; mavors of cities, five delegates
each; vltlages, threo delegates each;
presidents of boards of trade and com
mercial clubs, flvo dolcgates; Stato
Normal school, private and denomina
tional colleges, threo delegates each;
labor organizations, farmers' Institutes
and granges, three delegates eacn, auu
irrigation societies or companies, three
delegates each. Editors of agricultural
and Irrigation publications and editors
of nil newspapers in Nebraska will, on
presentation of credentials, be entitled
to seats in the convention. An invita
tion Is also extended to all present
members of congress, govornor, state
und county otlicials and members of
tho legislature to attend as delegates.
A program will bo presented, with
papers on the subjects, from a sclcntl
lie, theoretical and practical stand
point. Tho railroad companion havo
signified their intention of making a
rato of one fare for the round trip.
Killed by Ill WlTe.
Nowcastlo dispatch: Lewis llokos
kie, a well-to-do Uohcmian farmer, was
shot and killed by his wife one night
last week at their home a few miles
from town. News of tho tragedy was
brought hero by neighbors, to whom
tho woman reported the deed.
Hokoskle, according to her story,
enmo home drunk and assaulted her
and tho children. She tried to protect
herself and ho threatened to kill her.
Sho managed to get the hhotgun and
fired on him at short range, indicting
injuries which caused his death a few
hours uf terwurds. County ollicials wcro
notified und they went to tho scene,
whero mi inquest will bo held.
Tho woman is a daughter of Mrs.
Hird, a wealty resident of Omaha. They
had four children.
Omnlm Murderer Convicted.
Omaha dispatch: At 10:15 yesterday
morning the jury which heard tho caso
neainst Claudo II. Hoover returned n
verdict of murder In tho lirst degree,
inflicting the death penalty, for tho
murder of Councilman Sam UuIIols.
Seventeen days ago today, in tho
evening of December 13, Claudo 11.
Hoover shot and killed his brother-in-law,
Sam Hullois, two shots taking ef
fect in Dullois' left side, immediately
above tho heart.
Tho shooting was tho result of a
slight dispute between the two concern
ing a woman companion of Hoover's
sister, Miss Katio lsrophy, who Hoover
claimed was uot a fit companion for the
Western "cbrski Fnlr,
North Platto dispatch: Tho great
question agitating people in this sec
tion at tho present tlmo is that of tho
proposed western Nebraska fair. At
the meeting of tho Stato Irrigation as
sociation at Sidney, nn organization
was formed for the purpose of holding
such a fair in this city. The stato asso
ciation indorsed the idea and promised
all tho aid in its power.
The president ot the association ts
Mr. W. L. Park, tho division superin
tendent of the Union Pacific at this
potut, and ancnthusiasticlrrigationist.
Tho idea is to havo a fair for the pro
ducts of Irrigated Nebraska. The asso
ciation is now figuring with Colonel W.
K Cody, and if tho deal on foot is con
summated the fair will be a strong rival
of the stato fair in Omaha in 1890. Tho
colonel thinks of bringing his congress
of rough riders of tho world to this
city at the time the fair is held.
A model farm will bo planted near
tho fair grounds for tho purpose of
priu'tirally bhowiug tho be nc tits of irri
gation. liuimcuin Aguln Defeated.
Lintolx, Neb., Dee. 3a For the
fourth tlmo the Heverend Bishop of
Lincoln hus been "knocked out" In
his fight In the civil courts with Father
Murphy. At Tecumseh Hlsliop Houa
cum appeared -vith an amended peti
tion in fiis temporary injunction pro
ceedings ngalnst Father Murphy, in
which lie sought, to restrain the luttor
from retaining t.ossoj,sion of St. An
drew's Church property. Judgo Hab
cock held that the now petition did
uot state facts utflKent to constitute
cause of uetim, ur.il dismissed the
crci'f d uzs.
THE COMMISSION MEETS
FIRST STEP TOWARD FIXING VEN
EZUELA'S BOUNDARY LINE,
IT FORMALLY ORGANIZES.
Ju-llco llroirer of Knii-a- It Chosen.
1'restdeut nml All the Members Kt-
cent Mr. White Sirom In Tlio
Coinml-slon Makes a I'nr-
luul Call nil President
Washington, Jan. 0. The members
of the Venezuelan commission, Mr.
White alono being absent, wore at tho
Stato department to-day and had an
Important conference with Secretary
Olney. After exchanging greetings
with the secretary and with ono an
other, Secretary Olnoy presented each
member a commission from tho Pres
ident, which, after giving formal no
tice of appointment, said:
"It Is expected that the commission
will avail itself of all possible sources
of Information, will apply to the mat
ter nil pertinent rules of municipal
nnd international law nnd will make a
report to tho President of their con
o uslons together with tho cvldcnco
nnd documents submitted to nnd con
sidered by them, witli as littlo delay
as is compatible with the thorough
und impartial consideration of tlio
subject to bo dealt with."
The languago of tho commissions
issued to tho members so clearly de
fines tlielr task that it left littlo U) bo
said by Secretary Olney on this point
and the feature of ins remarks was
the explanation of tho desire of tho
government that tho commission
should regard itself as entirely
independent of control In tlio pur
suance of its investigation and as
master of Its own procedure at till
times. At the conclusion or the con
ference with Secretary Olney tho com
mission rotlrcd to tlio diplomatic room
to hold its first preliminary meeting,
Secretary Olnoy tendering the service
of his own private secretary, Mr.
Ithiudford, to act as recording secre
tary until other provisslon is mado.
The session lasted about an hour and
at Its conclusion a formal statement
of tho proceeding, so far as it was
deemed proper to iniiko public, was
given out. Justice Hrewer was unan
imously elected prcstdcut of tho com
mission and proceeded to administer
tho oath. Walker lllanford was ap
pointed clerk. Commissioner Coudcrt
moved that the matter of selecting of
quarters for the commission be loft to
President Hrewer and Commissioner
Alvcy. The motion was agreed to.
Commissioner Oilman moved that an
inquiry bo made as to the best in:ijv
showing physical characteristics of
the country fu question, which should
be reproduced in a convenient form
for thu use of tho commis
sion. This motion was also
agreed to. Commissioner Oil
man was authorized to maku
tho inquiry. Tho commission then.
upon motion of Commissioner Coudert,
J adjourned tit half past 12 o'clock to
meet Saturday next tit half past ten
o'clock, unless tho President shall des
ignate another day meanwhile.
The commissioners, after adjourn
ment, proceeded in a body to tlio
White house nnd paid their respects
to the President. It appears that in
tho matter of selecting assistants and
olllcers tho commission will proceed
with great circumspection and par
ticularly in tho selection of a secre
tary! for which place names of several
prominent persons havo been men
tioned. NO LONGER A TERRITORY.
Utah Ilm lleen Admitted to tlio Sister
hood nf Stnt en.
Salt Laick, Utah, Jan. 0. Manager
Hrown of tho Western Union Tele
graph company fired two guns in front
of his office at 9:13 tt. m. to-day as an
agreed signal that tlio president had
signed thu proclamation admitting
Utah as a state. At noon n salute of
twenty guns was fired by the artillery
on Capitol hill. Many Hags were dis
played on the public buildings, but no
unusual demonstrations were noticed
on tho streets. Tho enthusiasm is be
ing held in check until Monday, when
tho inaugural ceremonies will take
place. All tho public business of tlio
torrltory has been closed ready for tho
new order of things to bo Inaugurated
Monday. Governor Wells has been
busy most of tho forenoon receiving
Washington', Jan. C. Tho President
at 10 o'clock this morning signed tho
proclamation admitting Utah to state
hood. Thu proclamation is ot tho us
ual form. In regard to religion it
"Whereas, Said convention, so or
ganized, did, by ordinance iirovocablo
without tho consent ot the United
States and tho people of said state, as
required by said act, provide that per
fect toleration of religious sentiment
shall be secured and that no inhabi
tant ot suid state shall ever be mo
lested In person or property on account
of his or her mode of religious wor
ship, but that polygamous or plural
murrlages aro forever prohibited, and
did also by said ordinance make the
other various stipulations recited in
section threo of said act."
"Kiither Hill" Daly TuUe u llrldr.
llAitTroun, Conn., Jan. 0. William
C Daly, known to turfmen as "Father
Kilt," 'has married Miss Ella O'Ma
honey. Tho bride is 24 years old aud
the bridegroom upward of half a cen
tury. Twoweekbago Mrs. Daly, his
former wife, obtained a divorce on tho
ground of intolerable cruelty, nnd
Daly was forced to pay ir,000alnnony.
14lt Million for "ViibloiK.
Washington, Jan. c Tho subcoin
nlttce of appropriations in charge of
the pension appropriation bill finished
-onUdf ration of the bill to-day. Tho
bill calls for SHO.OOO.OOO. a decrease of
1 little over ,00o.(Vki from tho esti-nttte-
ubmlttcd by tho commissi -iter.
JOHN L. AND THE GOAT. I
i:x-Climplon Knocked Out Agnln, Thin
Time f a Ilrtito Ho Hud Tormented.
Chicago, Jan. G. John L. Sullivan
has been knocked out for the second
tlmo In a fair fight. It happened at
La Salle, 111., last night.
Sullivan and Paddy Ityan arc travel
ing with a dramatic company, another
member of which is a largo billy goat
named Dan. Sullivan had great de
light in bantering tho goat and watch
lug tho frantic cirorls of tho latter to
resent lu John would slap Dan. pull
ins wiusKcrs, ami oner otner indigni
ties that fairly drovo his goatshlp In
sane with rage When lie could think
oi nothing worse, buiuvan would turn
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him ovor on his buck, where the goat
ttTiilrt Iti Hn linllilnca itlo on ma. ." I 1 nt '
would Ho helpless, his spreading horns
preventing aim irom turning over.
Then Sullivan would spit hi his face.
Dan's feelings toward the ex-champion
became such Unit he would snort
with rage at the very sight of him.
When tho show wus ut La Salle, Sul
livan was seated in a dressins room.
near tho stage, putting on his shoes, '
when the door opened, and Dan, who '
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as usual, got ti glimpse of him. Tho
goat made a plungo and snapped tho I
rope, liciora auuivan realized that
ho was In tiny danger tho billy goat
had struck him with tho force of a
trolley car, and tho big fellow was
knocked Into a heap in the corner of
tho room. Sullivan tried to rise aud
the goat gave him another butt Sul
livan lay on the lloor and gasped.
A member of the company walked
in at that moment nnd Dan gave him a
butt in the stomach that laid him out, j
Sullivan had by this time regained his
wind and ho let out ti series of lusty
baw.s for help that brought enough
reinforcements to subduo Dan. Sulli
van for u time was wild with antrer,
and nothing short of the murder of
the goat would satisfy him. Ho llnal
ly changed his mind, however, and
now says that Dan can whip any goat
on cartli and lie is ready to back him
A I.lfo Scntonro Imposed.
Lincoln', Neb., .Inn. it. George
Washington Davis, tho negro con
victed of wrecking a Hock Island pas
senger train near hero August '.), 1891,
in which eleven persons were killed,
wns sentenced by Judge Holmes to
life imprisonment, the limit of the
law. Public opinion hero is over
whelmingly in favor of the negro's in
nocence, nnd tho belief largely ob
tains that the Hock Island sought his
conviction in order to avoid payment
of damages to relatives of the victims.
The case will he appealed at once.
Hull Tights for Chicago.
Atlanta. Jan. C Chicago is to linvn
some genuine bull fights. Tlio mata- I
dors and other "dorcs" that go with
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, Ullb(Ullllkt ITIIV -!- UUt.il
with thu Mexican Village here, havo
gono on to Chicago with Mark L.
Stone, who hud tlio Oypsy Village
here, and it is Stone's intention to
give bull lights there and in other
Northern cities. Ho says there is no
law against showing tho bull lights.
Intermit Itovcnuo Collection.
Lkavi:.woutii, Kan., Jan. . Tho
internal revenue collections for this
district, which comprises tho stato of
JYUUBU3, vjiuuiiuinu auu mo inuian
Territory, for December amounted to
S1S,S."jI. This Is a big falling off from
December 1891. "'ho amount derived
from oleomargarine stamps is tho only
thing that held up. It averages Sll,
000 a mouth in this district.
A Meetinp; of Miintifuctiircrx.
Chicago, .lau. 0. rhc National As
sociation of tlio Manufacturers of tho
United States will hold its first annual
convention iu this city January 'Jl-'i.l.
Over 000 delegates will attend this
convention, representing manufactur
ing industries in this country, which
produce 000 billion dollars worth of
goods annually. Tho convention will
be strictly a meeting for busiuess.
Hard l.uek for n Clce t'lnb.
Cot.V'iiuA, Mo., Jan. C Tho Mis
souri University Glee Club has re
turned from its tour through Missouri
and Kansas. Two of its members
walked to Columbia from Kochcport.
From a financial standpoint the trip
was a failure. Houses were small and
Itcv. Nathaniel Chirk Dead.
Hoston, Jan. 0. Ilcv. Nathaniel G.
Clark, D. 1)., LLD., for nearly thirty
years prominently identified with tho
manngenient of the American Hoard
of Commissioners of Foreign Missions,
died at his home hero to-day from
heart disease, aggravated by his ad
Shot IIU 8UUx Dead.
TorKKA, Kan,. Jan. 0. While play
ing with a loaded rille lust night, tho
six-year-old daughter of George Van
Horn was shot dead by her brother,
nged nineteen. The young man didn't
know it was loaded and sent two bul
lets through his sister's body.
Killed Ills ltlval.
Dallas, Tex., Jan. a Leo Shirley
shot Charles Moorehead to death on
Pacific avenue lust night. He was
captured and placed in jail this morn
ing. They were courting the samo
young woman, and jealousy caused
Mount Vkunox, 111., Jan. C. The
statement of the shortage of Albert
Wade, assistant and absconding cashier
of tho First Nationul bank of this city,
plnces it at S'0,300. It Is rumored that
Wade 1ms joined the Cuban army.
Times Too Hard for n Grand Jury.
Aiiii.KXK, Kan., Jan. C Judge
James Humphrey has issued an order
that no grand jury should be drawn
for tliis county for tho coming term of
:ourt, owing to tlio hard times.
lleadliie; Factory Hurried.
Poi'i.Ait Hi.ui'i', Mo., Jan. 0. Tho II.
Alfrey & Son heading factory, to
gether with machinery and htock.
burned this morning nt U o'clock.
Loss, 510,000; itisurunco 83.000.
Gttrxo, tho Mexican, I'l;litliiK for Cuba.
Tampa, Fla., Jon. 0. Catarino
Garzn. the famous Mexican revolution
ist, La joined tlio Cuban latriots.
SpEE0H BY SHERMAN.
THE OHIO SENATOR TALKS
A Mixed Criticism and Approval of Presi
dent Cleveland Troubles of the Trena
il rj Attributed to tlio Adoption ot the
Wilton Tariff Itw Sap;getlons for
iteformlnc; tlio Currency Oilier Mnt
tern In tlio Senate.
Sherman on Finance.
Washington, Jan. 4. Senator Slier-
man to-day addressed tlio bennte on
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the resolution Introduced bv him a few
uays ago relative to tne restoration ot
the gold reserve. He began by assert
ing that, whilo Congress would support
the President in maintaining the honor
! and Integrity of our country In tho
field of diplomacy, it will not npprovo
his recommendation on the moro im-
portant subject of our financial policy,
and especially of our currency. Con-
umiin0', he said:
has mistaken tho
cause of our present financial condi
tion in attributing It to tho demand
for gold instead of to the deficiency of
revenue caused by the legislation of
the last Congress. Ho proposes as a
remedy the conversion of the United
States notes nnd treasury notes into
interest bearing bonds, thus increas
ing tlio Litcrcst bearing debt nearly
35O'J,Ou0,0O0. Ho proposes a lino of
public policy that will produce a sharp
contraction of our currency, add
greatly to the burden of exlstlnir
debts and arrest tho progress of almost
every American industry which now
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uuuipvu-ci wiiii luiciga prouiiction.
Senator Shermun read from Secre
tary Carlisle's report to show that
prior to 1801 the demand for coin for
United States notes during a period of
thirteen years from July 1, 1870, to
July 1, 13'J'J, was only S4n,31O,890,
while the receipts of gold for United
States notes during the same prior
period amounted to 81GO.OU0.O0O. Tho
withdrawals from the treasury from
July 1, 1S92, to December 1, 189", havo
amounted to S3bO,200,M2. During tho
first term of Mr. Cleveland, when he
was powerless to affect our currency
and tariff policy, the Senate being He
publican, the gold increased from
"'J-10,000,000 on April 1, 1883, to 530,
000.000 on April 1, 1889. This gold
cumc into the treasury without cost
in exchange for United States notes
or gold certificates. Mr. Carlisle at
tributes the withdrawal of gold to
silver legislation, yet the
Allison act was in force from
1890, when the accumulation
occurred, and the great body
w.as. w11U,dniwn aftfr,lhc ttct
" -a"U' 'IBln;ui
in view of these otlicml incts can
any fnlr minded mau have a doubt as
to the cause of our financial condition?
What otiier cause can be stated than
that unwise legislation reduced our
revenues below our expenditures, im
paired confidence in our ability to
maiutuiu our currency at par and com
pelled tlio government to sell bonds
provided for tho redemption of United
Strte-i notes in order to meet deficien
cies? What other remedy is thero for
our tlnancial diflieulties except to bor
row money on the best terms possible
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j .,:,.' ' -,,,,,mjonai rnvoniie for fnturo
To this extent and lor those pur
poses I am willing to support this ad
ministration, howevcrmuoh 1 may dis
agree with its general policy.
I do not wish to crlticiso the sales of
bonds authorized by the resumption
act to meet these deficiencies. Under
the circumstances tho administration
was Justified in doing this, even to tho
impairment of the resumption fund,
but. it ought frankly say that tlio
cause of the invasion of the resump
tion fund was the deficiency of revenue
created by faulty tariff legislation by
the last Congress. The true icmedy
is to supply by taxation in some form
additional revenue, and, until this
can be effected, to borrow from the
people of tlio United States enough
money to cover past und future de
ficiencies. Tliis done gold will readily
be exchanged for United States notes,
as was done from Januury 1, 1879 to
the election of Mr. Cleveland.
Tho two defects in existing law re
lating to redemption, arc mentioned
by tho President. First, that tho
notes presented for redemption must
be reissued. It seems from the news
papers that ho has found tho power to
hold notes redeemed until they can be
exchanged for coin, a discovery that
ho should have made sooner. Second,
that the resumption fund is a part of
the general balance in .the treasury
and may be applied to current ex
penditures. "Congress neglected to cure the de
fects pointed out by me as Secretary
of tho Treasury in 1880, but I hope
will correct them now at the request
of the President. It was not then an
ticipated that a deficiency of revenue
would occur or that, if it did occur,
the government would use a fund
specifically pledged for another pur
pose to meet current liabilities.
"Tlio President is of tlio opinion that
the United States notes and treasury
notes should bo retired and give plaeo
to bank notes. This is a question for
Congress to decide. It is certainly not
of that opinion now, nor was the last
Congress of that opinion.
"1 bolievo that, under existing law,
the aggregate sum of United States
notes and treasury notes issued under
tlio act of 1890, amounting to about
5400,0011,000. can be easily maintained
at par with coin if the two amend
ments I havo mentioned arc adopted
"A careful study of the system of
banking currency and coinage adopted
by the principal nations of Europe
convinces me that our system, when
cured of a few defects developed by
time, founded upon tho bimetallic
coinage of gold aud silver maintained
nt par with each other with free na
tional batikj established In every city
and town of importance in the United
States Issuing their notes secured be
yond doubt by United States bonds
or some equivalent security redeema
ble on demand in United Stntcs notes,
und the issue of any amount of United
Stntcs uotos and treasury notos.
equal to tiie amount now outstanding
with provision for a ratable increuas
witli the increase of population, al
ways redeemable in coin supported by
nn nmp'e reserve of coin in the treas
ury iit to be h4 uded In deficiencies
of revenues and traratt'il by the sub-
treasury system from nil connection'
with the receipts and expenditures ot
tho government such a system would
make our money current hi commer
cial circles in every land and clime,
better than tho best that now exists in
Europe, better thnu that of Orcat
Britain, which now holds tho purse
strings of the world..
''I may on some proper occasion
hereafter give the reason for my faith
in our present financial system. All I
ask now is that you will uot disturb it
with your deficiencies; you will not
rob it of lt. safeguards; you will not
return to the days of wildcat money,
you will not letsen the savings of pru
dent labor or the accumulations o th
rich. Time makes nil things even.
Let us give to the executive authori
ties ample means to meet tho appro
priations you have mado, but let us
strengthen, rather than weaken, our
monetary system, which lies at tho
foundation of our prosperity and
Mr. Mills replied to Mr. Sherman's
tariff arguments, nsscrting that tlio
McKinlcy bill bred the original deficit.
Mr. Elkins next opokc. Ho saitl t lie
House bond bill was intended to meet
an emergency. There was no reason,
no said, wliy tlio President and Sccrc
tary of tho Treasury should be allowed
to sell bonds without advertising, say
ing that they should not bo givcu'ii
privilege which would not be granted
to private individuals In ordinary af
fairs. He criticised tlio last bond
issue, claiming that the commission
was too great. He saw no reason why
loans should not be floated at home.
Mr. Elkins thought tho people were
as likely to buy from the government
as from a syndicate, aud considered
the syndicate superfluous. The Pres
ident should take tlio people into his
confidence. He asked for a vote on
his resolution, saying it wasmrgent
because there was danger that tha
bonds would soon bo issued.
Mr. Hill moved to refer tho rcsolu--tion
to the finance committee, lie
thought there was no question us to
the propriety of the rcferenco as tlio
finance committee had tlio subject be
fore it in the Houso bill. The com
mittee had, he said, adjourned until
Tuesday, the question could be con
sidered carefully between now and
then. Ho asserted that thero was
more than a single question involved
in this proceeding. Tho question
of whether bonds should bo sold at
public at private sale should go witli.
tho bill now under consideration by
the committee. Tho Senate resolution,
would carry no weight It was only
an expression of tho L'enate alone. It
was expected to havo some weight
with tho executive but ho did not
know that it would.
Mr. Elkins' motion for consideration
(not passage) of his resolution for pub
lic advertisements for bonds, passed
the Senate -18 yeas to 5 nays. Nays:
Hrice, Cuff cry, Mitchell of Wisconsin,
Murphy and Hill.
FOR COAST DEFENSE.
Urgent Appeals for Protection I'mm
Atlantic nnd PaclUo Coast Cltlett.
Washington", Jan.. Senator Squire
has called a mcuting of tho comiuilteo
on coast defenso of tho Seuatu for to
day for tho immediate consideration
of his bill ou fortifications and coast
defenses. Petitions to Congress aro
pouring in from Charleston, Savannah,
Galveston, New Haven aud other
cities on tho Atlantic const, and sim
ilar action is being taken in Seattle,
Portland, San Francisco and Sau
Diego, on tho Pacific coast.
Sugar 1'rlccg Advance
Chicago, .Ian. 4. The effect of in
cendiarism in the sugar cane Holds of
Cuba by the insurgents has readied
this market with greater force than
that noted last week, nnd sugar is on
the upturn. The net advance this week
hus been a quarter of a cent u pound.
Conservative dealers aro predicting
further advance of fully a half cent
and others look'for an upturn of a
cent. The latest report is that tho
Cuban crop is rapidly passing away in
A riilludelplilii l'allure.
rjiii.AiiEr.riUA, Jnn. J. Tho Solicit
ors Loan aud Trust company of this
city, of which Richard W. Clay is
president, made an assignment to-day
to Colonel T. DeWltt Cuyler, one of
tho directors. Tho Solicitors Loan
and Trust company has assets of
about Sl.VOOO.OGO, most of which is
tied up in Western mortgages. It was
founded in 1880 with a full paid capi
tal of SSOO.OOO. Its stock recently
dropped about 810 a share.
Fred Clone WnntH tho Topu'.tn "'reni.
Toit.ka, Kan., Jan. 4. Colonel
Fred Close has commenced a replevin
action for possession of tlio Topeka
Daily Press on a claim of 81,500.
lllakcsley & Iluggles will give a re
delivery "bond and lip-ht the case on tho
ground" that the claim is illegal. Col
ouel Cioe wants to get lio'.il uf the
Press and run It as a Populist paper.
V. I). Armour lluylnff Up Corn.
Omaha. Neb., Jan. 4. P. I). Armour
is suid to be buying and cribbing corn
In Iowa and Nebraska. Armour's
agent in Omaha Is George Lyon. Lyon
said it was true that Armour vus buy
ing corn in this State and in Iowa am'
storing it to await a better price, as a
I'emlon for All.
Washixotox, Jan. 4. Congressman
illue of Karsas wunts to pension all
all old soldiers who havo been honor
ably discharged and who have
readied the ago of 5 years. He intro
troduced to-day a bill to give each old
soldier who meets the requirements
SI a raontlL
Mansileld to (Jnlt the Stage
Washington, Jan. 4. Uichard Mans
field formally announced his determin
ation to retire from the stage and go
on the lecture platform ut tho con
clusion of his performance in tho La
fayette Square theater last night.
Atchison', Kan., Jan. 4. J. M. Ho'
bins, president, and N. F. IIoss, cash
ier, of tho Stato . bank of Ever-"-,
which failed some time ugo, wero
arrested yesterday on a charge of re
ceiving deposits when tho bunk ar
known to bo in a falling condition.
William Richard of Kansas City.
Mo., was drowned in tlio Osage river
at Shipley's Shoals by hn skiff capsl;-..
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