Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1896)
U OK TIBUNE.
F. M. KIMMELL , Publisher.
k MCCOOK NIBII SK .
OVER TAIESTATE ;
A nErunLlcAr Jeague club has been
organized at Alma.
Aiucravt n has been asked for the
flays County Banking Company.
TRI' : people of western Dodge county
have become interested in raising cliff-
L1TCtnFII Lns iiramatic club gave a
clever entertainment for the benefit of
Yonic county will hold a fair this
year as usual , the dates being September -
ber 22 to 'S.
.TULtns LIMI URO , seven miles cast of
Emerson , eorilmitted suicide , leaving
sic orphan children.
H.V. . CRowia , the wife poisoner on
trial at Wilber , was acquitted after a
Ex-CIIIEF oN PoLIcJ ; Si v1T of
Omaha is an applicant for the position
of chief of police of Denver.
A nlercl.ri stolen in Fremont last
September was'found the other day in
a corn field' ' near that city.
Tilt : insurance companies have paid
; ; 10,050 on the Alliance flouring mill ,
which burned a few weeks since.
Mn. AND Mns. IIEnMAN WAIILROP , of
Beatrice , recently celebrated the sixtieth -
tieth anniversary of their married life.
TvE B. tC If. paid $11,659 worth of
4 taxes in Webster county the other day
1 and county warrants have gone up to
MRs. A. P. 1VILsoN of Wymore was
suddenly stricken with paralysis and
has entirely lost the use of her right
arm and hand.
AFTEn all the efforts that have been
made to organize the Blue Springs bank
it now teems to be an entire failure ,
and in allprobability a receiver will be
CLAUS SPEC1 , an ex saloon keeper of
Plattsmouth , was found dead in the
area way of a business house. His
death is supposed to have been acci-
HAvtr.ocx is becoming quite metro-
politan. On the 19th inst. the citizens
will vote on a proposition to provide
the city with a complete system of
TilE official physician of Cass county
for the current year will get but $110
for saving the lives of all the poor coin-
mnitted to his care. The job was awarded -
ed to'lowest responsible bidder.
VALXIat , the condemned murderer ,
has sent a long letter to Governor I1o1-
comb , asking him to commute his sent-
enee and save his life. lie bitterly assails -
sails his attorneys and asserts that he
has teen robbed.
Gor.n-nt.AlttNG sand and rock have
1 een discovered on Sand creek , in Kearney -
ney county , about fourteen miles south
of Kearney. : A sample of the ore just
assayed yielded at the rate of four
ounces to the ton.
Mrs. J. G. 3ICC.uTxEy of Newport
left home the other day to visit a neighbor -
bor , and not returning in proper time ,
a search was niade and she was found
dead upon the prairie. The case is bet -
A YouNC women arrived in North
Lend a few days ago direct from California -
fornia , for the purpose of being united
in marriage with a prosperous farmer
in Saunders county. The parties have
been engaged eight years
'Top Board of Irrigation has disuiis-
; ed the claim of Thomas Hayes of
Chase County for water from the
Frenchman river for irrigation pur-
poses. hayes' failed to post notices of
approprmation in conforrnityto the law.
' TImE grand. lodge , Ancient order of
13nited Workmen , in special session at
trtndJsland , reduced tlmo initiation
fee from $9 to a minimum of $5. About
100 delegates were in attendance. This
reduction is made on account of hard
Dn. J0NATIrAx 511Am' , who lives a
few miles north of Odell in Gage county -
ty ; tvas in Beatrice last week and exhibited -
hibited samnles of gold ore taken from
his eighty acre farm. He thinks he has
' . struck it rich , and has refused an offer
of ; 0 + , ,000 for his farm.
Q 'L' STRENGEiI , from some place in
lebraska unknown , who is a little off
mentally , called on the governor the
.other day and urged him to personally
rxamine the patients at theinsane asy-
lums. Norfolk's especially , and see if
-they were really insane.
GN GorrISS , wanted in Cherry
-county for burglary and breaking jail ,
was captured at the home of a friend
, tbeut three miles south of 'Tekamah.
Colins was formerly a resident of ' 1'e- :
kamnah and the othicers have Leen looking -
ing bur him for some time.
hx is.said at the governor's ofice that
l'rineipal Norton of the State Normal
school declines to make an annual ye-
port for that institution to the mrovern-
.o iIe claims it is said , that it is the
duty of State Superintendentof Education -
tion Cor bettte niade this report.
L A. FORT was recently interviewed
k3' the- ( rand Island Independent , and
I ave it as this opinion that investments ,
j in irrigation ditches east of Gothen- t
. Lurgii would not prove profitable. lie
thinks the rahmfall east of that place is .
suflieheut to nroduce.crops regularly.
ltoltEI'.r P.tTrx , of liini ham , came ;
near being gored to death by a steer
: : Imost in the last agormies.of blackleg. ,
When approached by Pa.te.n the animal
rpr.tiIg to its feet and made for him ,
and turninn to run he fell almost be-
- , iieath the animal's feet. it passed
over him in its mead rush and turned
andcame for him again just as he was
endearorinc to roll under a wire fence ,
in which effort he tore of 'rnost.of his
, BERi.ts schools hare closed owing to
pre-valeuee of diphtheria in the.town.
II iuamax VEILEIt a farmer lining
eight miles east of Norfolk , was
brought in with his jaw bone broken
in three places as the result of a colt's
ldek. 'rbtt jaw was so fractured that.
the chin had to be held in place.
Az' the meeting of the woman's relief
corps held in Omaha last week Mrs.
Anna F. Church of North Platte , treas-
turer , read her report , showing $165 in
; the relief fund , g1,45U in the general
fund , and $50 worth of supplies in the
treasury. . Eighteen hundred soldiers
and familics have bt < cu helped during
' " 'ta t _
. . _
ra6Ff .A .n4 SIa
After flog Thicveit.
The police of this city , says a Norfolk
dispatch , have had a couple of men ,
William hazard and Albert Musfelt ,
who moved here from Bassettsome two
months ago , under surveillance , lying
in wait for them on two occasions , at
the Putterfield stock yards , which they
had planned to invade. Once the men
failed to appear and once they concluded -
ed not to break the lock. Last night
the officers lay in wait for them again
at a farm in Stanton county , where
they were expected , and where , in the
course of the night they appeared with
a wagon and loaded up a couple of
hogs. 'The inert ran , instead of surrendering -
rendering , one of them being shot in
the leg and overhauled. The other was
arrested in Norfolk. They will be tried
in Stanton county.
Tnterested in Beets.
Miller dispatch : The peopleherc are
agitating the beet sugar question with
a view of making a raw or crude sugar
and. syrup. One enterprising citizen
ran a bushel of beets through a cider
press last fall and got three gallons of
juice , which made a gallon and a half
Owing to the frequent rains and
snows the last fall and winter the
ground was never in better shape at
this time of the year , and everybody
predicts a big crop the coming season.
There is a demand for farms to rent.
Waiting for Ills Coffin.
Ashland dispatch : Quite a little ex-
; eitement prevailed here yesterday ,
caused by 1V. T. Allen , a farmer living
north of town , drawing his gun on
Deputy Sheriffs Whitelock and Jones.
It seems that Mr. Allen's farm was sold
under mortgage and yesterday the otli-
cers went out to force him to leave the
place , which was'contrary to his wishes -
es , and just as the men were entering
the yard lie came out and drawing a
big revolver told them to stop. 'l'imey
returned to thcirbuggy anddrove back
to town congratulating themselves on
being a live. Mr. Allen is considered a
bad man and it is feared that trouble
will result before he ms removed. he
has armed his whole family and says
that when he leaves it will be in a
At the meeting of the Northwestern
Nebraska horticultural society , held in
Schuyler , although there were papers on
many other subjects , the ones bearing
I upon the cultivation of fruits and all
other sorts of trees , their cultivation ,
propagation and histories of successes
or failures , held interest at all times.
G. A. Marshal of Arlington read a paper -
' per on the "Need of Horticultural Societies -
cieties , " which elicited a discussion
upon apple trees , and there were many
present who had failed to succeed with
them and were full of questions to be
answered by those who were successfuL -
fuL The mnain complaints were of the
failure to get trees to live , the experience -
ence of nearly all questioners being
that they could not get them to live to
exceed ten years , and the causes of this
were best explained by J. S. Dunlap of
Dwight , who demonstrated that more
depended upon the subsoil than anything -
thing else. He said that there were
two subsoils that the roots of most
trees would not penetrate. The first
he termed joint clay ; a hard substance ,
with black veins through it , stating
that apple tree roots would grow to and
spread over the surface of it , thus being -
ing left with no moisture from which
to draw in season of drouth. Over this
same joint clay , cherry trees would do
well. The second he termed the concrete -
crete , stating that it existed in the
Platte valley in many places very near
the surface , at others deep down , and
that when dry , or when used in the
construction of roads , it was almost as
hard and impenetrable as concrete.
The death of shade and fruit trees in
this vicinity having been mentioned , it
was demonstrated that there was much
of the concrete subsoil underlying time
portion of the Platte valley in this
county , , and that in dryest time there
lies very close under- the subsoil an
abundant supply of water.
Booming the Exposition.
Des Moines dispatch : The Nebraska
trans-Mississippi committee was receiy-
ed cordially and favorable sentiment
was expressed when the general committee -
mittee visited the legislature this after-
noon. Ex-Senator Saunders was given
an official and cordial reception by the
senate and house , being escorted to the
speaker's and lieutenant governor's
desks. Ile addressed each house brief-
IsThe committee met the Ieislative
delegates today to formulate action in
the legislature tomorrow.
The committee met Governor Drake
and the ways and means committee of
both houses just before they adjourned.
Governor Drake appointed Speaker By-
ers and Lieutenant Governor Parrott
to take charge of time joint resolution
and introduce it in both houses tomorrow -
row morning. The resolution will pass
No Report Forthcoming.
So far no report has been received by
the governor of affairs at the State
Normal school at Peru. 'rife constitution -
tion provides that the superintendent
or head of the educational institutions
shall make a report. Mr. Naret , the
governor's private secretary , wrote tm
Profs A. W. Norton , superintendent of
the school , and requested a report
Prof. Norton replied that State Superintendent -
intendent of Public Instruction Corbeti
was the proper person to furnish the
required document , Prof. Corbett says
that as he is only secretary of the cdn-
cational board his guties begin and end
with the keeping of the minutes of
meetinirrs. With financial reports of receipts -
ceipts and expenditures of the State
Normal school he has nothing whatever -
ever to do. This is the condition in
which the school regains at present.
.tppraising Military Reservations.
Chadron dispatch : Hon. Edward r.
Merritt , of Springfield , Ill. , special
government appraiser- ex-military
reservations is in the city. lie has just
completed the appraisemncntof the old
F L Sidney reservation , and is now at 1
work appraising the old Ft. Sheridan 1
reservation , located aboutmmixteen miles
from this city : It is a strip of land sic i
miles square and will probably be 1
for settlen3 when the i
opened nt appraisement -
praisement is completed , : which will be
in the course of a uple bf weeks. Mr.
Merritt is an old Nebraskan , and was
formerly editor of the Oaha Worlds
. . . e . i e
FIGHT AGAIN POSTPONED.
NEXT FI DAY NO S ET FOR TBE
BIG PUGIEISTI EVE N T.
BULL FIGHTS FOR SUNDAY.
Fitzslnmous Not In a 1'cry Cheerful
: Hood-Stuart Iteriises to Bring Olt
Any or the Lesser Contest's
in the Intcriut - llulier's
Eyes Getting Better
Em. PssoTex. , Feb. 1-Joe 1'en
dig announced oflicially this afternoon -
noon that the Fitzsimmons-illaher
fight is postponed until neat Friday.
Martin .hilian , when asked what action -
tion would be taken by Fitzsimmons ,
said that they would make , no state-
nieutas to their plans until Monday
Late last night Quinn , the backer of
Maher , telegraphed from Las Cruces
that Peter's e3'es were 23 per cent
better , and that he would surely be
able to be in the ring Monday , but this
morning it was decided that he could
not fight before Friday. In the meantime -
time , concessions have been secured
for a big bull fight in Juarez to-mor-
Time news that Maker's eyes were
improving so rapidly was very comforting -
forting to the crowd which is waiting
for the big event. Many efforts have
been made to induce Stuart to bring
off one of the smaller lights before the
big one , but he positively refuses. He
realizes that his chances for pulling
oft the second fight arc much less
than for pulling oft the first
one , and still less chance for
the the third one. He is bound
to get Maher and Fitzsimmons into
the ring and will. take no chances on
anything that may interfere with the
bigfight. Walcott and Bright eyes ,
who were to have fought to-day , , will.
both weigh in amid demand their forfeit -
feit of $250.
Adjutant General Mabry is rousing
much hostility among the citizens of
El Paso by having men dog everybody
connected with the carnival. lie has
them followed everywhere , and carries -
ries his sleuthing tactics to an extreme
The situation has worked down tea
a simple proposition of having time
fight before time kinetoscope. It is
practically Stuart's only chance to
win out. and the only hope that the.
kinetoscope people have tlmeir side of
time grave for the recovery of the $17-
u00 they have already put into the
scheme. The kinetoscope , of course ,
is the strontrest thing in favor of the
light coming off , and an effort tt + ill
certainly be made to get the men into
the m inn as soon as Maher i in vny
condition to flglmt. 'l'ime location' of
the fight is still the same deep ; in-
penetrable secret. Nobody knows a
thing about it , and only one thing is
certain-it will not be in Texas. It
may be four miles from El Paso mind it
may be a hundred. Nobody save Stuart -
art knows time direction or the distance.
hot resolutions were introduced and
adopted at a meeting of the city council -
cil here last night. Time substance of
the resolutions was that the citizens of
El Paso regarded the action of tlov-
ernor Cnlberson and Adjutant General -
eral Mabry , in bringing in Texas
rangers as a bid for cheap notoriety ,
and they considered it as such.
UNCLE SAM'S NAVY.
Eight New % . , ssels Will Re Ready for
Coini'iscioii July 1.
W.tsnlxGTox , Feb. 17. - Owing to
the rapidity with which the work of
constructing naval vessels is being
pushed , eight ships will be added to
the naval list for commission before
time first of July. Ninety-seven ner
cent of the work on the battleship
Mtssaehusetts has been completed ,
while on the double turret monitors
Puritan , Terror and Monadnock the
work done is represented by 9h 98
and 99 per cent respectively. 'The
battleship Oregon is so far advanced
that only 43 per cent of the work re-
nnmins to be clone As for the three
gunboats building at Newport News ,
the Nashville , wihnington and Helena ,
though ? i ; per cent of the work is yet
to be done , the builders are sure that
the ships can all be in commission before -
fore July 1.
Two Conventions Decided Upon by the
State Central Comutittee.
Tor'ErA , Kan. , Feb. 17.-Time State
central committee of the People's party -
ty last night issued calls for two State
conventions , the first to be held at
lutchinson March I8 to select national -
al delegates and the second at Abilene
August 5 to nominate State oticers.
Time basis of representation for the
Hutchinson convention will be one
delegate-at-large for every county and
one for every 300 votes cast or Lew-
clling in ; s 4. For the Abilene con-
nention , one at large for every county J
and one for every _ 50 votes cast for
Levelling in 1Stl4. This will make a
convention of about 540 delegates at
Hutchinson and about 600 at Abilene.
An Old Man Assaulted and Robbed and i
Left to Die Under a Trestle.
FOTIT SCOTT , Kan. , Feb. 17. H. S.
Bramwell , aged S5 yearswas assaulted
by two tramps on a Memphis railroad
trestle about S o Block last night. He ,
was knocked down and fell through
time trestle to the ground twenty-five
feet below. One leg was broken and
Ie sustained other injuries from which
it' bunny die. The tramps robbed time
njnred man , and left him where he
mad fallen. About 4 o clock this morn-
rig , after lying helpless for about
eight hours , his moaning was heard
by time night watchman of the Fort "
Scott Hydraulic Cement works , who
unmmoned aid and removed him to 1
1Crey hospltaL i
.k m3 f T d. "JCLr. , s xs id ri'9CicY 't 1f 'i -
' ' .
The Book Is for' Use in the Public
Schools and Is Non-Secarlan.
CIIICAGo , Feb. 17. = 1'iie new Bible
prepared for use in the public schools
has been completed and will be submitted -
mitted to the board of gdncation for
approval. The aim of those ivho compiled -
piled the book was to prepare a work
that would be unobjectionable to any
Up to 1S74 the Bible was rc iiIarly
read in the public schools of Chicago.
By some it was approved , but others
entered a protest so strong that it
eventually prevailed and the readings
were Fseontinued. A few years ago
a movement was betun to reinstate
Time book which has just been eoal-
pheted is the outgrowth of asugestion
made by Professor David Swing , that
a committee consisting of members of
time Protestant , Catlmolie , Jetvislm and
other denominations compile a book
for the use of school children mulc
up of selections feoni the Bible.
Foi the convenience of children and
better to facilitate the work , the book
is graded in its arrangement. Those
selections appearing first on its pages
are adapted to the needs and intellectual -
lectual standards of the lower grades
of the grammar school , time latter
part of time book being better suited
for more mature minds" Quotations
are given in the book to show that
men differing widely in religious belief -
lief , ranging from Professor Iluxley to
the Pope , have indorsed just such a
scheme that has been carried out.
WOMAN EDITOR DEAD.
Mrs. Nlclrolson , Known as "Pearl Rivera ,
Has Followed irer rlusbuid. ,
NEw Onr E Las , Feb. 17.-Mrs. Eliza
, T. Nicholson , proprietor of the Picayune -
yune , died tins morning. She tvas
suffering iron the grip ivlmen her hirs-
band died a week ago , and the shock
hastened her death.
Mrs. Nicholson was born on Pearl
river , in Mississippi , and was the
daughter of Captain J. 1V. Poite-
vant , descendant fromn a Iluguenot
fammily. Under time name of I'earl
Rivers slme wrote songs which became
well' known. lfcr first verses were
published in the Ilome Journal and
Lippineott's published a volume of her
lyrics , which earned praise from Paul
Ilaymle and othcrs.l Hem' latest contributions -
butions to American verse were
: Hagar" and " T.eap"in the Cosmopolitan -
itan , intended to begin a series of
The work of her youth attracted the
attention of A. M. Holbrook , then proprietor -
prietor of the Picayune , wimo offered
hem' a position on the paper , which she
accepted. She became his wife , and
upon his death she assumed the man ,
agerneut. She associated George Nicholson -
olson , then business manager , in time
direction of the property , and upon
their marriage the firm became Nicim
olson , L Cu. Mrs. Nicholson left two
sons , the older being 14 years old.
SUGAR BOUNTY INQUIRY. '
Tuwestigation of Comptroller Bowler Wi11
Be General in Its Scope.
VASUINOTON , Feb. 17.-When time
the blouse met at noon to-day the Senate -
ate aprendnients to the bill to incorporate -
porate time National Society of the
1)auglrters of the American Revolution -
tion , to grant leave of absence to
homesteaders on the Yankton Indian
reservation , and to lease certain lands
in Arizona for educational purposes
were concurred in.
Mr. Bay of New York called up the
Boatner resolution directing time corn-
Inittce on judiciary to investigate the
action of Comptroller Bowler in withholding -
holding the sugar bounty appropriation -
tion , and if it was found that he had
violated the Jaw to report by bill or
otherwise on the rights of an executive -
tive officer to refuse to execute laws
on the ground that they were uncon-
stitutional. The resolution was made
general by an amendment and was
A parliamentary wrangle of over an
hour followed on a question as to the
privilege of a resolution directing the
ways and means committee to investigate -
gate the effect of the reciprocity clause
of the McKinley act to employ an expert -
pert for that purpose.
NO APOLOGY OFFERED.
Dunmvou Ackmmowiedges the Receipt of
the New York Yacht Club Decision.
LONIOx , Feb. i7.-The purport of
Lord Dunraven's replies to the New
York fact club were obtained this
afternoon. The letter to Mr. Phelps
is the most important. It treats in detail -
tail time finding of time committee , but
110 apology is offered to the New York
Yacht club for the failure of his lordship -
ship to substantiate the charges
broughtagainst Defender. Lord Dun-
raven clings to time evidence he submitted -
mitted to the committee.
A Needle Locatel by Cathoic ; Rays.
TorloxTo , Ont. , Feb. 1"-In Grace j
hospital time value to surgery of Prof.
Roentgen's discovery was again dleni-
onstrated yesterday. A woman patient -
tient , whose foot nad causel her intense -
tense pain , was submitted to time
cathode rays and the photograph revealed -
vealed the presence of a needle. Prof.
Wright of University college , who
conducted time experiment , pointed
out to the surgeons the exact location
of the foreign body and an operation
at this point proved the photograph to
be a true one.
Emile Davis hanged.
Lrsx , Mo. , Feb. 17.-Emile Davis
was hanged here this morning for the ,
murder of Frank Henderson , his sis- I
ter's sweetheart , in January , 1894. '
Davis administered strychnine in a
drink of whisky. Davis died protesting -
ing his innocence. Ills parents refused -
fused to take charge of the body.
This was time first hanging in Osage ,
Withdraw rn Favor of Buchan.
LAWRENCE , Kan , Feb. 17.W..1. . i
Buchan has secured the support of the i
Douglas county delegation for Con- =
pressman 0. L. Miller to run in sue-
cessiof. Buchan was here yesterday
and all arrangements were made , the
Douglas county candidates 'withdraw-
ing. Caucusing for several days ended
ast night with a unanimous vote for
TIIE LONG- TALK ENDS.
AND FREE SILVER GETS ITS
ity.a Vote of 216 to SO the Senate Substitute -
stitute for the Ruud BILL Is Knocked
Out In the Lower House-E.-Spealer
Crisp 3htces ! the Final flea for the
White 3leta1-.1 Great Crowd Present.
Senate Subtltute ltejected.
WASinNGTON , Feb. 15.-After a ten
days' debate time house by a vote of
80 to 190 in committee of the whole
rejected the Senate free coinage
amendment to the bond bill and reported -
ported the bill to the house with a
recommendation to non-concur and
insist on the blouse bitL The strength
developed by the silver men was dis-
appointing. They had been confidently I
claitmmng over 100 votes. After two
hours' debate to-day time final vote
will be taken. Mr. 1)inglcy will close
for time majority and Crisp for the
WASIIiNGTOx Feb. 15.-The public
and private galleries of time house
were thronged to-day in anticipation
of the closing of the debate on the
Senate free coinage and substitute for
the bond bill. 'lime attendance on time
floor was also very large.
At 5 p. In. the house rejected the 4
Senate free silver substitute for the
house bond bill by a vote of 210 nays
against 90 yeas.
dlr. Crisp , of Georgia , representing ,
free silver , said this was an economic
question and uo natter what views
the members might have entertained
in the past , lie assumed that in casting -
ing ii s vote today each member
would do so conscientiously and in
accord with the dictases of his con
victions. Mr. Crisp opened his argument -
ment proper with the familiar words :
"In 153 Congress demonetized silver. "
At the very tlmreshold of the subject ,
he said , this was denied and it was
also deniert that up to : S73 we had had
binmetalhism in this country. tie
quoted Baron Bothsehibis statenment
that prices were regulated by the
aggregate ammount of the gold and
silver circulation. I'm-ices were fixed
by the amount of primary money
in the world. If the standard
in England was gold , in France
silver and in China silver , the
nmeasnre of values would be the
combiimed amount of both gold and
silver circulating as money. Money
was the thing for which all contended
and time sum of the demand for money
was equal to the demand for all lungs
else on earth. If a metal was made
money by law a demand for that metal.
would be created among all the ueo-
pie and its value would necessarily increase -
crease with time increased demand.
here lie read fm-bin statements made
by SenatorSherman in 1876 that the
demonetization of silver had caused a
reduction of its price amid had created
a mad scramble for gold on the part of
England , France and Germany , which
had appreciated its price and had induced -
duced a fall in prices timroughout time
world. That fah of prices , Mr. Crisp
asserted , was largely due to the de-
monetization of silver. It was not time
fall of prices that was complained of ,
but the constant and steady fall of
prices , due to the cormstaut appreciation -
tion of gold. He read from Mr. Bat-
four's speech of the litll inst. . in the
Emlish Parliament , attributing time
decline of agriculture in gold countries
to time appreciation of gold and the
artificial advantages it gave to silver
Mr. Balfonr had declared also that
the obstacles to reform canine not from
abroad but were putforward at home.
Continninir , Mr. Crisp aflirmed the existence -
istence of a well defined purpose by
those in authority both here and
abroad , to depress the price of silver
to prevent' its rctnonetiiation. lie
cited the manner in which the Bland-
Allison act of 138 was executed , the
coinageof the nminimuntamountunrler
the act and the refusal of the treasury
after a few months , to coin silver :
under the act of 1890. IIe cited Sec-
retarv Carlisle's refusal to give silver
for gold in l& , because the silver was
needed for the redemption of the
treasury notes. and his course some
] nonths afterward in redeeming tlmose
notes in , old.
"what kind of juggling is that ? "
Mr. Crisp asked , " 11'hat sort of friendly -
ly treatment of silver is thmat : ' " ( Ap-
Coming down to the question
whether the United States indepen-
dlently could maintain with free coinage -
age the parity between gold and silver -
ver , he said tlmat there was no difher-
cnce of opinion that it could be accorn- -
plished by arm international agree-
ment. As an historic fact France had
maintained the parity for seventy
years. if four Or five countries could ,
maintain a parity it was conceded i
that haw could affect the result. llovv
powerful must a State be , then , to
affect that result ?
In conclusion Mr. Crisp deelacd
that if time United States would assert
its political and financial independence -
dence , prosperity would return and
continue the perpetual heritage of
our people d
Mr. Crisp spoke an hour and a half ,
and was liberally applauded when he ' t
Mr. Turner of Georgia , Democrat ,
was then recognized. lie spoke for I
sound money. ,
NORTH POLE DISCOVERY.
1Iuch Faith in the Report Coticrrning
NtrErvll.T.E , Ill.Feb. . :5.-Evelyn '
D. Baldwin , the meteorologist of the
Peary expedition of 189 : ; 94 , was asked
this irornin g what he thought OI the
reported discovery of the North pole I
by Dr. Nansen. 'I think it highly
probable. It is the result of well-
calculated plans and not unexpected.
Dr. Nausea has'accompl'simed , it would
appear , what he has striven for dur- ;
ng five years. The voyage of the . t
Jeannette under Be Long , until the ' 1
crushing of the vessel in latitude ' 7 ;
degrees 14 minutes and longitude 155
cast , indicated that the near approach
to time North pole was certainhy to be
madeby a well equipped and properly
constructed vessel from that direction
by the New Siberian islands. ' 'he
leannette had drifted through two long e
Arctic nixhts in that region , and this
; y 1z
would inaicate that if itis possible for' 1
a vessel'under ordinary conditions to ,
endure s0 1un , g it is to be epcited it
that one of specitil construction , as-
was Dr. Nunsen's would succeed in. , 4" ' '
getting much farther. P , +
"DI' . Nausen's absence since .Thug- I J
:4 1693 has riven Imint time to make a.
close approach to the North pole , and l
I think it highly probable that with f ,
favorable conditions he has succeeded. i 3
in arriving at the bang coveted point.
Since comimumunication with the New
Siberian islands at the mouth of the- '
Lena and Delta is continuously had
by means of traders and hunters of 1
that region , it is not improbable that '
i Dr. Nansen has had means of sending
dispatches to the Russian 'settlements. , ; )
in Central Siberia and thence home. j ,
Time appropt-iation made by the Norwegian -
wegian government and the private
subscriptions so abundently equipped
Dr. Nansen that he had been tin-
hamnpered so far as his ship is concerned -
cerned , and time conditions have been
very favorable. It was expected , 11ow- r
excl. that the first netts from him
would chronicle his arrival of the
northm coast of Greenland , as it was ,
his theory- that his vessel would drift
with the ice north of the Siberian
islands nearly if not directly over time ' h '
north pole and thence southward to
the coast of Greenland. It seems
however , that instead of drifting
south after once havinr arrived at the
north pole , he has returned , rutlt- ' '
ward by way of the outward voyage , i'
as did DeLong after the crushing of
the Jeannette. "
A WAR OF WORDS. '
IIetwecn hall and lie Armond in the
1VAsI1INc roFeb. . 15. - There was
a clash in the blouse yesterday
afternoon on the silver debate
between 1)CArmond and Hall of ibis- )
souri. The gentlemen had paid their
respects to each other before during
the debate , but each in time absence of
time other. YestcrdaY AIr. hall oImened ,
by referring to the fact that Mr.
Armond had rncntioned the names of f '
Benedict Arnold and Judas Iscariot
"without time apparent courage to 1
make a personal application. " l'mm -
eceding , he indignantly denied that
he had been a " 1Vashingtou convert"
to time cause of sound nlont .y nil adverted -
verted to a standing challenge'hc had
posted in Missouri last summer to tiis-
cuss time issue , On time stump. He also
denied that lie intended to charge his '
free silver friends in the house with f
'Why should the gentleman feel
that the has been hit : ' ' ' he asked , turn- -
lug to fir. De Armond. ' 1. do not I
know , unless time solution is found in
the old adage that the bird widelt
has been hit flutters. "
Mr. hall , continuing , replied to the l
charge that ime had been posing as the
author of time income tax. lty this t
time the House was intensely interested - ' t
ested and the members crowded about
Mr. 1)e Armond had fire in hi cwt' ,
when hearosetoreply. Iledidnotfecl , i
lie said , that anyting the gentleman
hatl said ii t(1 struck hiul , but lie felt ,
as one of time Representatives fruit
Missouri , that when the newest ion- i
vert front that State to the so-called
sound-money doctrine saw proper in
malting his phatfornm to c1i , the
Chinese , people fromn the bast Indies
and the deptlms of Africa anil the lower
animals in the category of tlmose tvho
did not change their opinions , that
perhaps it might not be inappropriate
to suggest that there might be
changes of opinion that would evidence -
dence no tremendous exaltation above
those referred to. ( Laughter ) . " 1 -
As to time income tax business , lie
said , the gentleman had allowed tint- i
self to be paraded as time author of the
bill when he knew he was not. "fie 4
said he had b emi informed and believed -
lieved tlm at eight SLilatUl. _ who Kati
voted for free coinage , " continued Mi- .
1)e Armond. "had said they believed ,
it would bring bankruptcy and ruin 1
to the country. He did not identify
them. ] me did not name one ; lie never
will do it. If eight senators , or one
senator , made any such remark , lie d
merely did what the gentleman hint-
self does not and dare not deny that
he has done
"Any man has a right to change his I
opinion. but iimy inmpression was , autt
it imas been greatly strengthened , that t
when a moan changes his opinion and
le parts from his old associates , he
ought hardly to prate at the first opportunity -
portunity about the''courage' which
lcii him to do it , or talk about the
cowardice' ( without identification or
specilircation ) that reside , in those vvho
to not do likewise , or talk about the
Chinese and the lower animals as
being typical of those who do not
change a when he does. ( Laughter ) . As
to time gentleman's reference to people ( 1 ,
-feathering their nests , ' I do not know C u
just what he meant , but I venture to
say that if time feathers are to be timid I'
for the asking , or the plucking , the to'
centlemnun , if he is around will g
tis full share. "
( Laughter and an-
plause. ) " . I ,
Mr. hail sprang to his feet when
dlr. DcArmoud sat down. I du not
wish to emulate time gentleman in ?
billingsgate" Said he hotly ; "I do irot
expect to equal high in it. L'ut I tvislr I
to reply to some pertinent matters
tlmathe has referred to. He sags I
lon't represent my constituents. I deSire - ,
Sire to call his attention to the fact i
hat we have five Democrats here from '
Missouri instead of fourteen in the
Fifty-third Congress ; that of those live '
Democrats three of us are sound
money men ( applause ) and that the
eader of the : t ; to 1 idea in the United
States ms now at home upon his rocky i
farm in Laclede county , unless he is.
still lecturing to his one-man audience - f
once in the South. ( Laughter and ap-
) lause. )
I propose to go back to my district
and make the fight for sound money.
Anplause. ) IIe will go to his and
make the tight for silver monometal-
ism. Let the roll call of the F ifty-
fifth Congress show which is right. I
tare unlimited confidence in th e lion- i
esty. the uprightness , the integrity
and the brains oflmy people. I believe -
lieve they will sustain me ; I believe I
hall receive their indorsement , and
hat the gentleman will come back ( if'
IC conic back at all ) whtii.lessthami the.
3:1 : majority he received in the last. r
election. " ( Applause. )
People who are learning Frenen can. 1
cet the exact pronunciation of many '
nilicult words by using a phonograph
ylirder , expressly prepared for that
Powered by Open ONI