Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, September 25, 1896, Image 5

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The rormer Talks to tin People of North
Carolina and the Latter to Workmen
From Pennsylvania Silver Discussed
by the Democratic Cnndldato Protec
tion Lauded by the Republican Stand
nrd Bearer dllg Crowds and Mnoh En
thaslasm. ltrynn on Silver Colon.
Goldsroro, N. C., Sopt 19. This
morning Mr. Bryan spoko to hundreds
of people here, opening as follows!
"In this campaign those who boliovo
In the free coinage of silver hare
joined together, regardless of differ
ences of opinion upon other subjects.
Democrats who believe In tariff reform
and Republicans who believe in pro
tection are ablo to unite when both
recognize that the money question is
superior to the tariff question. A
Populist leader in this stato well ex
pressed the idea when he said that
while ho believed in Populist doc
trines, yet he was willing to lay some
of them aside until ho could get
others. For instance, he said that
while ho bellovcd in the government
ownership of railroads he did not
want the government to own the rail
roads as long as the Rothschilds
owned the government. It 1b this
willingness to lay aside minor differ
ences in hours of danger that charac
terizes our people and gives the surest
proof that they arotablo to riso to the
requirements of any emergency.
"Sometimes they accuse us of rais
ing a'Bectional ls.suo One of the best
evidences that the platform adopted
at Chicago does not raise a sectional
issue is found in the languago of the
platform adopted yesterday in Now
York. Let mo read it to you. After
unreservedly indorsing the platform
and tho Candidates of the Chicago
convention, the Now York platform
declares as its deliberate judgmont
that never in the history of the Dem
ocratic party has a platform been writ
ten which embodies more completely
the interestsot the wholo people as dis
tinguished from those who seok legis
lation for private benefits than that
given tc the country by the National
Democratic convention of 1800 There
within tho shadow of Wall street,
against the combined opposition of
those onco loading Democrats of New
York who have left tho Democratic
party and either gone over entirely to
tho Republicans or stopped for a
moment at a half way house, the Dem
ocracy of New York declares the plat
form adopted at Chicago is tho most
Democratic platform ever put before
the country by a Democratic conven
tion. In "tho state of Connecticut
they have also indorsed our platform,
and likewise in Pennsylvania and
New Jersey. In other Eastern states
the Democracy is beginning to realize
that the Chicago platform presents to
the American people those great is
sues around which the people must
cluster if they are going to retain a
government of, by and for tho people.
"Tho threo parties which have
joined in my nomination agree that
while there are other issues before
the American people aside from the
money question, yet the money ques
tion rises paramount to them all and
must bo settled first. Other ques
tions can wait, tho money question
cannot It has been forced upon pub
lic attention. It has been brought
before the people and we have to de
cide whether we shall continue the
present financial system wheiein a
few men have undertaken to
run. the
government or shall put the financial
policy of tho American people In the
hands of tho American people to be
framed by them and form them now.
McKlnley to Iron Men,
Canton, O., Sopt, 19. When he ap
peared before tho 2, COO workmen from
tho Edgar Thompson Steel works of
Braddock, Pa., yesterday, Mr. Mc
Klnley welcomed them briefly and
then declared that a wiso pro
tective policy had made them
happy and prosperous. Ho de
clared that old lines had been effaced
and men heretofore opposed met on
a common platform to sustain the
country's honor. Restoration of pub
lic an private coufidence was most
necessary. This had been shaken es
pecially by assaults made by allied
political organizations upon the credit
and currency of the country. This
bew menace would have to be averted
before tho people could hope to have
any permanent prosperity.
"According to a census recently
taken by a newspaper in New York ft
appears that in July, 1893, 577 em
ployers of labor in tho United States
gave work to U '1,231 hands. How was
it in July, 18a0? (Cries of "Not so
good.") Tho sumo employers gave
work to 73,700 hands; 33,63 men who
had been employed In 1893 were
thrown out of employment in 1890
and put in a state of idleness, result
ing in a loss of more than 30 per cent
to labor. In July, 1892, the wuges
Said to the ll-,23l hands amounted to
3,927,000. In July, 189d, tho earnings
of the 76,700 hands amounted to only
2,409,712, a loss to labor In a single
month in those establishments of SV
457,000, or 40 per cent- (A voice:
'Pennsylvania knows it.")
"Yes. and Pennsylvania, like all the
rest of tho country, will vote tnis
year with knowledgo. (Cries of
f'Rlght, right")
"In 1893 the monthly average of
wages paid in these establishments
was 834.60, in l9d only 83l.
"My countrymen. Iam one of those
Americans who believe that the
American workshop should be pro
tected so far as possible from foreign
workshop, to the end that American
worklngmen may be constantly em
ployed, and so protected, too, as to
be employed at American wages.
(Tremendous cheering and cries of
"What's the matter with McKlnley?
He's all right ') Nor do I want pro
ducts cheapened at the expense of
American manhood. (Applause) Nor
do 1 think it is economy to buy goods
cheaply abroad if thereby it enforces
idleness at home. (Renewed applause.)
Such goods are the dearest that the
American people can buy. (Cries of
"Right you are, major.")
Four Millions of Gold for Importation
New Yohk, Sept 19 Lazard Freres
have engaged an additional 81.000,000
in gold for import to this country.
Dynamite AttarUs on Famous llolldtngf
iondon, Wept 10. as a rosult of
tho disclosures said to have boon
made In documents found tn tho
rooms in a Ulasgow liotoi occupied by
Edward J Ivory, alias Edward Well
of New York, who has boon brought
hero from Glasgow on tho charge of
being concerned tn tho dynamite con
spiracy, tho nutubor of policemen on
duty in plain clothes nt the houses of
Parliament, tho Mansion houso, tho
Royal exchange, the British museum,
St. Paul's cathedral, Westminster ab
bey and othor public places, havo
been doubled.
The war ofllco has also taken addi
tional precautions hero, besides doub
ling tho force of police and sentinels
who aro guarding tho powdor maga
zines at Woolwich.
The Irish homo office took tho nec
essary steps yesterday to securo tho
extradition of Tynan
M. Bossu, tho deputy public prose
cutor of Boulogne-sur-Mer in chargo
of the etiso against Tynan, received a
violent letter to-day informing him,
In the name of a commttteo of Invln
clbles and tho Anarchist brotherhood,
that unless Tynan should be released
within twenty-four hours ho, M.
Bossu, would bo blown up with dyna
mite. The letter was written with a
red fluid, believed to bo blood, was
dated Thursday, Septembor 17, and
was posted at Lnon, capital of the de
partment of Aisno, about eighty-six
miles from Paris.
The Warren-burp Preacher Vindicated by
the Conference Uecring Denounced.
Nevada, Mo., Sept. 19 The com
mittee appointed by tho Methodist
Episcopal church, South, to hear tho
charges preferred against tho Rev.
Nell Pugsley of Warrensburg by Miss
Eva Mulllns of Columbia, Mo , raado
its report this morning as follows:
"After having carefully and prayer
fully heard, weighed and considered
all tho evidence bearing on the caso,
wo find the specifications not proven
and tho charge not sustained. A. G.
Dinwiddle, L. It. Ellis. W. M. Rowley,
W. F. Brlggs, J. Y. Busby, W.B Cobb,
J. W. Howell, J. J. Reed, Jacob Shoot,
M. M. Pugh, chairman; Charles W.
Moore, secretary."
The committee was in session until
2 o'clock this morning. Tho woman
who preferred the charges did not ap
pear to prosecute.
Yesterday afternoon a resolution
was introduced and passed unani
mously, after some sharp remarks by
Presiding Elder Briggs and other
members, denouncing Evangelist Ben
Deering as not a member of the
church for years and protesting
against recognition nnd support of
him by Southern Methodists.
Thousand) of Itepubllcam Present Mo
Klnley In tho Parade.
Canton, Ohio, Sept 19 To-day the
Republican campaign in tho homo
city of the Republican presidential
nominee was formally opened and
streets were strung with streamers
and banners and Hugs, arches with
welcoming mottoes spanned tho thor
oughfares and buildings, public and
private, were draped with flags and
bunting, many shops and factories
were closed for tho day, and most of
the business houses wero open only
during the morning.
Major McKlnley, the visiting speak-
jors, the officers of tho day and guests
head of the parade. A short line of
march brought tho paraders to a tent
with accommodations for 20,000 peo
ple. The addresses were made by
Senators Cullom of Illinois and
Thurston of Nebraska.
England Is Unwilling to Act Alone to,
Aid Armenians.
London, Sept 19. The foreign office
has given out the following semi
official note:
"The outburst of tho continental
press against Great Britain, which is
accused of selfish designs in the East,
has astonished official circles. Noth
ing that is being done, or contemplat
ed by the government could give tho
slightest color to such assertions. If
tho powers cannot see their way to
adopt means to co-operate to end the
carnage, the only course open to
Great Britain is to stand aside and to
hope for a more satisfactory stato of
Executive Committee Will Name
Klectors and Issue an Address.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 10. The eleven
members of tho executive committee
appointed by the Kansas gold stand
ard Democratic State convention met
here this afternoon to complete tho
State organization and to decide upon
the plan of campaign. Chairmau Eu
gene Ilagan states that Palmer and
Buckner electors will be selected
under the head of National Demo
crats. Tho committee will also issue
an address to tho people of the Stato
in support of the Indianapolis nomi
nees and platform,
Democratic Press Ilnreau Tells What
They Will He Claims 30 States.
Chicago, Sept 19. The press bu
reau at national Democratic head
quarters last night issued the follow
ing statement:
Based upon the present outlook, tho
following estimate of Bryan majori
ties in November is made:
Alabama 000IJ
Arkantai 15 IX))
Missouri 6 ',004
Montana........ I ,00 J
Nebraska 30U0J
Norndi. ......... ijosi
North Carolina. 20, 00
Ohio ilOOl
Or. Ron , iu,o 0
South Carolina. 0 , oJ
South Dakota . 10, OJ
TVnnms o 41,001
Texas 17 .) 0
Utah 10 OKI
Virginia , ,00 1
Waiulnirton 1 , It
West Vi Klnia.. 10.001
Wisconsin 0,u0l
Wyoming i tOl
California 10, XX)
Colorado 10J.W0
Dalawaro IJ.jiO
Florida 1 .090
Qoorga 7 00.)
Mado 10,000
UllnoU 4,Ui)
InJima a".'"
Iowa 10 OX)
Kaatas 4 .031
Kentucky....... 1 0i
Loulelnna 40i00
Marlaud 1 ,0 0
Mlctiittau SO.UOl
M nne.ota JQI0
Mlists'ippi .. .. '0,000
These estimates give Bryan thirty
six out of forty five t-tales, with 321
electoral vntns.
Some Treasury Facts lie Answers a
Number of Questions In Iteply to a
Alan From Louisville Issue of Silver
Dollar Slnco tho Act of 1873 Tho
Government nnd Its Obligations.
Loiter From Secretary Carlisle.
BAn Harror, Me., Sopt 15. -Tho
following letter on tho Biibject of tin
maintenance of the parity between
gold Hnd silver, written by Secretary
Carlisle, was mado public yestorday:
"Bar IlAniiOR, Mc, Sept 13.
James P. Helm, Louisville, Ky. My
Dear Sir: Ynur letter asking how
the silver dollars which contain a
quantity of bullion, commercially
worth only about flfty-threo cents
each, are maintained at a parity with
gold, notwithstanding the fact that
the government does not directly ro
deem them, or the. certificates issued
upon them, in gold, is received and,
as a great many inquiries upon the
samo subject are addressed to mc
dally from different parts of tho
country, which it is impracticable to
answer in u a'l, I will take advan
tage of your favor to auswer them all
at once.
"All the standard silver dollars is
sued from tho mints since the passage
of the act of 1878, now amounting to
moro than S433,00(),Oun, have been
coined on public account from bullion
fiurchased by the government and are
egal tonder in payment of all debts,
public and private, without regard to
the amount, oxcopt when otherwise
oxprossly stipulated in tho contract
between the parties. They belonged
to tho government when coined and
they are paid out by the government
at n parity with gold for properly and
services of all kinds, and received
from tho pcoplo at a parity . with gold
In tho payment of all public dues and
demands. The govornmout has made
no discrimination whatever between
the coins of tho two metals, gold hav
ing bcon paid on its coin obligations
when gold was demanded, and silver
having bcon paid when silver was de
"Under this policy tho coinage has
been so limited by law and tho policy
of the Treasury department that the
amount coined has not become so
great as to drive tho more valuable
coin, gold, out of use, aud thus de
stroy tho basis of our monetary sys
tem; and so long as tho two metals are
of unequal commercial valuo, at the
ratio established by law, this limita
tion upon tho coinage is, in my opin
ion, absolutoly essential to tho main
tenance of their parity in effecting
exchangeb. It constitutes tho princi
cal safeguard for the protection of
our currency ngamst tho depreciation
which tho experience of all countries'
has shown would otherwise result
from tho nttempt to use two legal
tender coins of the samo denomina
tion, but of uuequal value. If the
limitation were removed, confidence
in tho ability of tho government to
preserve equulity in tho exchangeable
value of the coins would be destroyed
and tho parity would bo lost long be
fore the amouut of silver coinage had
become really excessive.
"With free and unlimited coinage
of silver Hon account of private
individuals and corporations, tho gov
ernment would be under no moral
obligation to maintain tho parity, and,
moreover, it would be unable to do so,
because the volume of the over valued
(diver forced into tho circulation by a
legal tender provision would soon ex
pel gold from the country or put
such a premium upon itMBh it would
be impoesiblo to procuH hold in
tho treasury a sufficio(PBbount to
provlAe for the redemptlonf silver
i ptf sentatlon.
M"In order to maintain tho parity
elder such conditions the government
v$uld be compelled from tho begin
ning trxcliange gold for 6llver dol
lars, aal their paper representatives
whenevem demanded; just as it now
exchangcwrold for its own notes when
demaudedr and as the coinage of
silver dollars would be unlimited and
therefore increasing, a point would
soon bo reached where it would be
impossible to continue the process of
redemption. The inplied obligation
of the government to preserve the
value of tho money, which It coins
from its own bullion and for Its own
use and which It forces its citizens to
receive in exchange for their property
and services has been supplemented
by two statutory declarations which
substantially pledge tbo public faith
to the maintenance of that policy.
"Tho act of July 14, 1800, after pro
viding that the Secretary of thoTreas
vry should, under such regulations as
he might prescribe, redeem the treas
ury notes issued in thb purchase of
silver bullion in gold or silver coin at
his discretion, declares that It is 'the
established policy of the United States
to maintain the twometalsona parity
with each other upon the present
legal ratio, or sucl ratio as may bo
provided by law,' a J the not of No
vember 1, 1893, again declares it to be
'the policy of the United States to
continue the use of both gold and
silver as standard money, and to coin
both gold and silver into money of
equal intrinsic and interchangeable
value, such equality to be secured
through international agreement, or
by such safeguards of legislation as
will Insure the maintenance of the
parity of valuo of the coins of tho two
metals, and the equal power of every
dollar at nil times in the markets and
n the payment of debts.'
"With knowledge of these assur
ances, the people have received these
coins and have relied confidently
upon the good faith of their govern
ment, aud the confidence thus inspired
has been a most potent factor in the
maintenance of the parity. The pub
lic has been satisfied that so long as
our present monetary system is pre
served tho government will do what
ever its moral obligations and express
declarations require it to do, and very
largely as a consequence of this con
fidence in the good faith of the exec
utive authorities the silver coins have
not depreciated in valu
"It is not doubted tlmt whatever ,
can bo lawfullv dono to maintain '
equality In tho exchangeable value of
tho two motals will be dono whenever
It becomes necessary, and, although
silver dollars and sllvor certificates
havo not, up to tho prcnont time, been
recoived in exohanga for gold, yet, if
tho time shall ovqr como when tho
parity cannot bo otherwise main
tained, such exchanges will be mado.
"It Is tho duty of tho secretary of
tho treasury, and of all othor public
officials, to exeoute In good faith the
policy declared bv Congress, and
whenever ho shall bo satisfied that
tho silver dollar cannot be kopt equal
In purchasing power with the gold
dollar exuopt by recolvlng It In ex
chango for tho gold dollar when suoh
oxchange is demanded, it will be his
duty to adopt that course.
"Hut If our present polloy Is ad
hered to and tho coinage Is kept with
in reasonable limits tho means hereto
fore employed for tho maintenance of
tho parity will doubtless bo found
sufficient in tho future, and our silver
dollars an ' silver certificates will
coutlnuc ti roulate at par with gold,
thus enabling the peopto to use both
motaU instead of one only, as would
be tho case If tho parity was destroyed
by freo coinage Yours truly,
J. G. Carlisle.
Four Arkansas Wardens Dlaoharged
Negroes Chained mid Whipped.
LiTTi.r. Rock, Ark., Sept is. Tho
state penitentiary board, upon tho
representations of Auditor a B. Mills
and others, has ordered the discharges
of tho wardens at West's camp, Calla
way camp, Gray's camp and Wrights
vlllOvcamp and tho riding boss at
Wrlgtsvlllo. Tho goncral charge
preferred was addicted to 6trong
drink nnd cruel troatmont of convicts
in their charge,
Tho most flagrant act which came
under tho observation of Mills hap
pened at Wost's camp last Friday.
Two colored convicts hud escaped and
when captured were severely whip
ped. Iron rings were then welded
about their necks nnd one ond of a
chain fastened to tho rings and tho
other to their waists. They were un
able to straighten up when Mills saw
them, but wero compelled to work in
that condition Subsequently the
wardens and several of tho guards bo
came drunk, held a kangaroo court
and sentenced tiio samo negroes to be
whipped again, tho sentence being
carried out with cruel severity. By
order of Mr. Mills tho rings wero re
moved from tho convicts' necks.
KMod Ex-Union Generals Will Make
Tour of tho Country.
Detroit, Mich., Sept 18. Tho
route of General Alger's party, com
posed of ex-ofllcors of tho Union army,
who aro to make speeches In various
Western States for the purposo of in
fluencing th'e votes of veterans in the
interest of tlio gold Btandard.has been
agreed upM They will travel in his
frivate carnjTnl will be General O. 0.
loward, General D. E. Sickles, Genoral
Franz Stgel, Adjutant General Thomas
J. Stewart and Corporal Tanner. The
first stop will bo mado at Chicago,
whero a meeting will bo hold in the
Auditorium Monday night The next
two days will be devoted to Wiscon
sin, September 2 and 25 to Minnosola,
September 25 to 2R to Iowa, Septem
ber 39 and 30 to Nobraska, Ootobor 1,
2 and 3 to Kansas, October 0, 7, 8 and
9 to Illinois, October 10, 12 and 13 to
Indiana, October 14 to Louisville, Ky.,
October 16, lo ond 17 to Ohio, the
week beginning October 19 to Mich
igan. It is probable that the party
may stop at St Louis October S.
The New York National Committeeman
Acts as lie Had Threatened.
New York, Sept IS. William P.
Shoohan, in furtherance of a purpose
to resign his place on the Democratic
national commlttco if tho Buffalo
convention should Indorse tho Chicago
platform and candidates, as intimated
by him In a statement heretofore
published to-day sent the following
letter to James K. Jones, chairman ol
the Democratic national committee,
Democratic national headquarters,
Dear Sir: I respectfully tender my
resignation as representative of ths
state of New York upon the Demo
cratic national committee. Youn
truly William F. Sheehan."
Mlddle-of-the-Road Kansas Populists
Busy With Their Petition.
Topeka, Kan., Sept 16. No
petitions havo yet been filed by the
middle-of-the-road Populists for the
nomination of a Bryan and Watson
electoral ticket, but it is known that
tho petitions are in circulation and
may Vu given to the secretary of state
any day, although the time for filings
will not expire until October 1
air. llry aii's, Latest Itinerary.
Chicago, Sept. '18. Chairman Ic
Conville of the Democratic national
speakers' bureau has given out the
following itinerary of Mr. Bryan:
September 19 leaves New York at
midnight; Septomber 30, Washington
early morning; Martlnsburg at 11
a. m , and Keyser at 8 p. m. ; October
1, Clarksburg at 10 a m.; Parkersburg
at 2 p. m., and Wheeling at midnight;
October '-', Charleston at 10:30 a, m.;
Huntington at 1 p. m.; Cincinnati at
night; October 3, bt Louis, where be
will address tho Silver Democratic
clubs; Oetober 5, Memphis mcrning,
Nashville evening.
National Irrigation Delegates
Toi'KKA, Kan.. Sept 18. J. W.
Gregory, chairman of the state irriga
tion commission, has appointed F. D.
Coburn of Topeka, A. J. llolsington
of Great Bend and A. II Burtls and
E. Ij. Stephenson of Garden City
members of tho state commission and
ex-ofliclo delegates to the national ir
rigation congress at Phoenix, Ariz ,
December 19, lo and 17, Governor
Morrill has also appointed as dele
gates to the samo meeting J. S. Em
ery of Lawrence, J. L. Diesen of Gar
den City, J. B. Cook of Chetopa, E.
Frizzell of Lamed and Austin Blumler
of Eldorado.
J"J"- "" AlAlliA, J. l!iO.
The Former Talks to tho Assembled Mul
titude at KnosUllr, Tenn., nnd the Lat
ter to Delegations Calling on Illm nt
His Home Issue of the Day Discussed
Large and ICnthustastlo Crowds.
Mr. Itryan In Tennessee.
Knoxvillh, Tenn., Sopt. 17. At 9
o'clock this morning, Mr. Bryan was
going through Somerset, a Republican
stronghold, when ho was aroused by
the choors of COO people. Ho ap
peared on the platform of his car and
spoko briefly. He said that when peo
ple would Btay up until 3 o'olook In
tho morning to seo a presidential
nominee, It was an indication that tho
people wero Interested in the right of
self government Ho told thorn that
if between now and election day tlioy
would get up as early In the morning
ns thoy did thin, and work as hard In
behalf of the cause of Democracy as
ho had worked yesterday, there would
bonoquestlnu of tho success of tho
cause. This was received with ap
plause Ho told them he could not
cuter Into a discussion of tho issues of
the campaign in tho short time ho was
to speak, but ho asked thorn to study
tho financial quoittou thoroughly and
then vote as they might soo fit '
At Oliver Springs a rocoptlon com
mittee of tweuty-llvo from Knoxvlllo
got on the train headed by J, W.
tinecd, and with i!0u members of tho
Oliver Springs Silver club. Thore was
a stop of two hours ut Knoxvlllo.
All night long pcoplo had bcon
gathering hero onoxcurslon trains
nnd in wagous and when Mr. Bryan
arrived thousands wero about tho
speakers' stand eioatcd In front of tho
courthouse. Mr. llryan was intro
duced by ex-Governor Robert L. Tay
lor. On tho stand wero seated Judge
Clark of tho United StnteB district
court, Chief Justico D. L. Snodgrass
of the stato Supremo court, W. D.
Beard, W. O. Caldwell. W. K. McAl
lister and J. 8. Wilkes, assocluto
judges nf tho same court, and the re
ception committee. Mr. Bryan made
about tho samo speech that ho had
mado at other largo places.
McKlnley on Tnrlff and Finance.
Canton, Ohio, Sept 17. In his ad
dress to 2,000 visitors from Somorsot
county, Pa., Mr. McKlnley dwelt upon
tho discord in tho Democratic party
and the harmony among the Repub
licans and then discussed tho high
tariff policy at somu length. Then ho
continued: "Tho Republican party is
for sound money, every dollar worth
100 conts, every dollar as good as
gold and It Is opposed alike to tho
freo and unlimited coinage of silver
and tho issuance of irredeemable
papor monoy, to which tho allied
party seems firmly committed. It
hos always kupt silver at a parity
with gold. It proposes to keep sllvor
money In clrculutiou and preserve,
side by sldo, gold, silver, paper, each
tho equal to the other, and each the
equal of the best, aud thu host nover
to be inferior to tho best money
known to tho commercial nations of
tho world. It will uuulluuo to favor
a policy thai will give work to Amer
ican citizens, markets to tho Amer
ican farmers and Bound money to
Mr. McKlnley then quoted from
Webster and John Quincy Adams, and
closed. "We cannot havo commercial
growth and expansion without na
tional and individual honor. We can
not havo commercial prosperity with
out tho strictest integrity, both of
government and citizen. Tho finan
cial honor of this government is of
too vast importance, is ontirely too
sacred, to bo the foot ball of party
politics. Ibb Republican party has
malntninod it aud is pledged to main
tain it It has moro than once stood
between good faith and dishonor, and
when It gave up the control of
the government our national honor
had never before boon so high and
unquestioned. The Republican party
is pledged to maintain the credit of
tho government, which is intimately
associated with its spotless name and
honor, and this It will do under any
clrcumstrnces and at any cost It
taxed the credit of the government in
the days of the war to its utmost ten
sion to preserve tho government
Itself, which, under God, it was hap
pily enabled to do. Following that
mighty struggle, it lifted our credit
higher than it bad ever been before,
and made it equal to the oldest and
wealthiest nations of tho world. It is
pledged to maintain uncorrupted tho
cvrrency of the country of whatever
form or kind that has been used by
national authority. It mado tho old
greenback as good as gold, and kept
it as good as gold evor since. It has
maintained every form of American
money, whether silver or paper, equal
to gold, and it will not take any back
ward step. No party ever wont out
of power which loft so magnificent
a record as the Republican party.
Our great war debt was more
than two-thirds paid off; our cur
rency unquestioned; our credit un
tarnlshod; the honor of the Union un
sullied; the country in Its material
condition stronger than it ever had
been before; the workingman better
employed and better paid than over
before, with prosperity in every part
of the republic, and in no part an
idle workingman who wanted to
work. "
Btrange Darkness In Ottuinwa, I own.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Sept 17. It was so
dark here all morning that it was
necessary to keep lights burning. No
one can explain it
lis Will Look After the Itallroad Tote
of ths Western btates.
Cakton, Onio, Sopt 17. Hon R. C
Kerens of St Louis, General II. L.
Burnett of New YorK and Abuer Mc
Ivlnley arrived In Canton at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning from the East, and
drove at once to the McKlnley resi
dence. Mr. Kerens, who is the Mis
souri member of tho national com
mittee, had a long private conference
with Major McKlnley. The situation
In Missouri was thoroughly discussed
. in a
I and
Mr. Kerens left for Chicago,
Kansas Fusion Ticket Put In nt a Whole-
National Demoorntlo Issue.
TorKKA, Kan., Sept 17. Secretary
Popporlll to-day filed iu the ofilc6 of
tho secretary of stato tho state and
electoral nominations of tho Demo
cratic party. Two tickets were filed,
ono containing the nanus of tho elect
ors and the other the names of ths
state officers. Both certify that nt a
regular Democratic convention held
at Hutchinson tho persons namod in
(he tickets wore nominated, Tho pol
ities of tho Populists as Well as tha
Democrats is given as "Democratic."
Chairman Breldenlhal will file tho
Populist tickets, which under tho
fusion arrangement will contain ths
same names, to-morrow.
Whether the Democratic committee
will object to tho name, "Tho Nation
al Democratic ticket," which Chair
man Hntron proposes to use, Is not
stated. At fusion headquarters in
differenoo on the subject is expressed.'
but Hagan'a proposition li regarded
as a scheme to steal the Domocratia
name, and it Is not unlikely that ob
jection may bo filed with the board.
Illinois Populists Fuse on tha Governor
ship, nut on Nothing Rite.
Cmioaoo, Sept 17. After nlno hours
of exciting debate, tho Populist slats
convention tncltly Indorsed Governor
Altgeld by leaving tlio head of their
tickot blank The following la tha
ticket as nominated: Lloutenant
governor, Henry T. Lloyd; secretary
of state, L. A. Quollmiilz; auditor,
Grant Dunbar; attorney genoral, B. I.
Burdick; state treasurer, Joseph
Schworzgen; trustee of tho stato uni
versity, Mrs. Fannie Kavanaugh;
olectors-at-large, A, II. Allen of Boons
county nnd O. L. Bearss of Bureau
The platform adopted indorsod ths
St. Louis convention and adopted tha
following: "Wo do most heartily in
dorse the wisdom of tho national con
vention In tho nomination of Thomas
B. Watson for Vice President of ths
United States, and most heartily do
nounco any notion which prevents ths
Populists of any Stato from tho priv
ilege of casting their ballots for him.
Weitern Pennsylvania Union Men Tote
for a Reduction for n Purpose.
PiTTsnuno, Pa., Sept 17. Yesterday
afternoon tho Union coal miners
passed almost unanimously resolutions
which bind tho organized miners tc
voluntarily reduco tho! r own wages for
tho sake of uniformity from seventy
cents to fifty-four cents per ton, ths
prico now paid by the Now York and
Clovelnnd Gas Coal company. The reso
lutions also authorize officers of this
district to meet any further reduction
tho Now York and Cleveland Gas Coal
company may mako. That company
has a contract with Its men tu pay ten
cents lesa than tho district rate. Pres
ident Ponna in a speech to tho delega
tion, advised this action, and Presi
dent Michael Ratahford, after hear
ing tho discussion on the resolutions
complimented tho delegates on their
action and said a similar movement
would havo to bo taken In Ohio.
Ifort Scott Man Returns Home and Trie
to Kill a RlvaL
Fort Scott, Kan,, Sept 17. John
Mowery, a young man of this city,
arrived homo from Montana yester
day and learned that Will Cook, a
former admirer of his young wife, and
a Bon of V. L. Cook, had bcon keep
ing compuny with Mrs. Mowory.
Mowery mot Cook at tho homo of his
wife's father and drew a pistol and
began shooting at him. Cook also
whipped out a gun and they had a
running fight on a principal street
Mowery emptied his pistol", reloaded
and ro'omptied and ran to a hardware
store for moro cartridges, where he
was arrested. Cook fired a half dozen
shots and then fled. It is thought ha
has a flesh wound or two. Mowery la
hold for attempted murder.
Give Vp tho Conusctlcut Democratic Cen
tral Committee to the Sllrerltes.
New Haven, Conn., Sept 17. Ons
of the greatest surprises on tbe evo of
the state Democratic convention was
the announcement made last nlg-ht
that the Democratic state central
committee, which, up to yesterday,
had been composed of a majority of
gold standard men, had uncondition
ally resigned in favor of the Bryav
wing of tho state Democracy.
Uynnm's Executive Committee.
New York, Sopt 17. Chairman W.
D. Bynum, of the National Democratic
party, has appointed the following ex
ecutive commlteeo: W. B. Haldeman,
Louisville, Ky.; L. C. Krauthoff, Kan
sas City, Ma ; P. W. McCutcheon, St.
Paul, Minn.; George Foster Peabody,
New York; John tt Bullitt, Philadel
phia; C. Vey Holroan, Rockland, Ma J
J. M. Falkner, Montgomery, Ala.;M.
E. Spellman, New Orleans, La., and
John P. Frenzol, of Indianapolis, 109
retary and treasurer.
Clearing the Lake Front.
Ciiicaoo, Sept 10. By a decision o!
Judge Brentano, the Second regiment
and Battery D armories must be re
moved from the lako front within
three months. This is the first defin
ito result reached in tho suit which;
has been vigorously waged by Mont
gomery Ward, to keep the lake front
free from buildings.
Congressman's Bon Stabbed to Death.
Van Burk.v, Ark., Sept 17. A duel
to the death was fought at Chester,
in this county, between Prank Hep
burn, an extra engineer of tho 'Frisco
railroad, and W. A Sims, a barten
der. Sims was under tho influence of
liquor and asleep on the depot plat
form when Hepburn came along in a
jocular mood and cut off hU (Sims')
shoestrings. When Sims awoke he
became angry and stabbed Hepburn
In tho breast, Both men then drew
pistols and fired several times at each
other. Hepburn was wounded three
times and died. Sims, who was unin
jured, was arrested. His victim is a
on of Congressman Hepburn of Iowa.