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bloxham against removal.
IlM , h , THE CAPITOL AIIOI 1.1 l STAY
JVBIIH 1 * "■ ,d Mr Me,, * r *
ill tkr Official* U*< in Marlilr
I. „ Hoot l Ose —He la Alao Opposed
a the Eapenalve Pr)wt lor Itold
lup a i oliafnational t oaveatlon
v „„n to Hf Voted I pan.
TaIUH-t'^ ,< ‘. Pl®- Oct- 25—Gov. BK>X
ha a *ddr*a*< letter to Hr F. O.
-q president of the Gulf
pun i'ußi;amp. In which he deal* with the
), a l r< tiKtval question and the ronstt
|tl na | convention quctlon. In regard
u , (h- hist subject he say*, In part:
[>uty demand* that 1 should at .least
enter an • mphattc protest against the vio
let i assumption that 1 favor the removal
t j |i,e capital to Jacksonville or any other
Na necessity exists for any such re*
moral. There Is not In the state a belter
or tr.oru durable brick building than the
present capltol It was built for the pur
of twin* the capltol of the atate. and
u jn all reaped* suitable for such pur
poa.v li* heavy hflck exterior and Inte
rior walla of the very best masonry, show
not the slightest evidence of wear or
break, and render It practically fireproof
II It fitted up with fireproof vaults with
t r proof safes In each of the offices, thus
famishing prole. I lon to all valuable public
r-cords. It has ample accommodations for
the rxe utlve. legislative and Judicial de
par Inn its vt the state government. The
peop.e could not be belter served If each
uffieer in the rapltol lived sn-l worked
In n marble palace
I cannot believe that the thinking eon.
eervaUve masses of the people will con
sent to about double their state debt, and
largely In tease fer a generation to come,
their mate tax.simply to present some city
with a handsome public building.for which
there is not the slightest necessity."
f onstltatlonal fasvestkin.
The following Is a p>arl of what he raya
cat the second subject:
"The effort that Is being made to place
upoo the people of the :aio the tnd f n
sible and unneceeeary expenditure of
seventy-five or a hundred thousand and I
lars fora ronsfltuttbnal convention should
also hr voted down. In that connection I
would commend to your careful apentlon
a letter from Hon. A. K Maxwell of Pen
sacola. which has recently uppeated In the
public press Judge Maxwell was a nv ni
ter of our Supreme Court In Intellectual
qualitiesttons, ripe Judgment. and all the
element* of noble cltlsennhlp. he deserved
ly stand* nmong the very first men of our
"My own views are so well expressed In
this leitet fhat I will simply quote you
an extract as containing suxgestkn*
worthy of favorable consideration.
" "The provision In our present Consti
tution.' say* Judge Maxwell, Tor amend
ing it. Uta safe and ample one. guaidli.g
■ gainst unr.tlk d-for action and ynr pi
t-tte change* (notably *hown In the re
moval proceedings of the last 1-eglslnture),
yet vesting the lsegislature with xufficl-nt
power to make needed amendm nt* to
be approved by a m.tjorltly vote ot the
people. Thl* methoil rendets a constitu
tional convention an unnecessary resort,
as every change the people want can be
had. If the legislator* duly perform ihrlr
duty. The very fact that, not content
with thl*. two scheme* arc put forth to
do what either car do without the oiher.
and lhat the greatly enlnrg-d expense tn
volvrd necessitating furthrr heavy tax
ation. s-ema utterly disregutded by th*
promt-t-rs, condemn* both a* or,analog
in a spirit thoughtlrs* of the interest ot
the tax t-oyers of the state. I hope enough
voter* will be fothcomlng at the primaries
to show their disapproval, and prevent un
n • stutry taxation for unoece-aary pur
SAID GHEES WAS INNOt'ENT.
(>n- Itrgrn's Confoalnn Saved the
t.tfr of Another.
Columbia. 8. C.. Oct. A few day* ago
Gov MrSweeney refuscal to Interfere In
the ease* of Warby Wine and Major
Green, two negroes sentenced to hang nt
Orangeburg to-morrow for murdering a
while man That Information was con
veyed to the prisoners. To-tlay Warby
Wine made an affidavit which he address
ed to the presiding Judge end the Gov
ernor. In which he said:
••Satisfied I will hang next Ftlday for
-hooting of Mr. Faulting. I desire to make
i slnt-ment In regard to Major Grr> n
He had no part at nil In the killing. He
ts Innocent of connection with Mr. I'aitl
llngdeath 1 am responsible for Ma or
Green's having Mr. Paulllnf'* watch. 1
ask you to let him out of tills affair.
Acting on this, several of the Juror* and
the Judge recommended u cimmumtl it
•nd the Governor commuted the sentence
to life Imprisonment.
l int lit; -TIM K HH% KIM.Kit.
Disastrous Freight Wreck on the
Jackson. Mine. OdS-A freight wreck
o- .'urred on the Illinois Central to-day. re
silting tn the death of three person*.
The McComb City . accommodation pas
senger train had stopped on the main
I ins and the hrakeman went back and
'lagged a freight. Another freight wa
immediately following, hut on account of
the heavy f-g the engineer of this train
(Id not see the signals of the flumin
and the train crashed Into th caboose.
ktllkiK H a. I'dtry of gtarkvlllc; It.
Kennedy of Vakh-n and C. H. Gunn of
Bradley 1 , this atate. The men killed were
sieckmen accompanying shipment* to
N-w Orleans. None of the trainmen were
KILLED IA A t-OM.IMOX.
engineer l.oal Ilia Idle nod the Fire
man Will Ole.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 24.—A freight
train on the Southern Rnllwny eolild-d
with i switch engine In the yards of the
nmtwny at Columbus. Miss., this morn
*•* Johnson Card, engineer of the
*w :ch engine, was killed Instantly; J F.
v >r firematj. who reside* at Rlrmlna.
■ m- was injured and will probably die;
Runner Holmes, colored hrakeman,
Fv*r|y Injured; J. IV twrrlah. engines'
♦i lr,gnt trai n , severiy Injured, will re-
IA THE M AlilKtt TRADE.
* ,r *t of ■ Fleet of gen Steamer*
Reaehr* A sty lork.
Vork. Oot. 2S.~The steamer Wac
• *hiaw > th flrat Q f a fleet of six steam
*r" * ’ put m operation by the Atlantic
tr.T ** *" m, * ,, P t'ornpany for the lumlter
" °n the Atlantic coast, between
I'litMotn, 8. „nd Northern ports
*r ns IListon, ha* arrived here from
ro “do. ft.
J * Atlantic Coast H)eamshtp Compa
hew organisation with a capital
\ '\" n - ***ch will enxafle In earning
v- r °lln ■ lumher from Georgetown
northern seaboard cities.
ktrlhrr* •" Retarn tn Work.
Bt i-hy Mountain, Tenn, Oct H-Dlf
.. **'* wthleh led to a strike of min
*mpk>yed by the Crook-d Fork Coal
0,-a ’ '*• f ompany have been adjusted
i*t map will return to work at once.
The Only Sfory This Year by
Jan, The Icelander,
IN THE NOVEMBER
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(Continued from Flrat Page.)
he given the Commute* on Constitutional
The chairmanship ol the Committee on
Labor and I-ahor gtatlstlcs will probably
go to Kltburn of Hlbb although Houston
of Fulton, another prominent labor leader,
I* alao spoken of
There k> considerable talk of Bleed of
Taylor for the head of the Railroad Com
NAVAL OK HA AAt K and ARMOR.
Success of Doable Tnrret and the
Armor Plate Qaeatloa.
Washington. Oct. 34 —The annual report
of Rear Admiral O'Neil contain* an In
teresting summary of the Important de
velopment* of the year In the matter of
naval ordnance and armor and powder.
The estimate* for the next year, which
aggregate S7.4V7.*SJ, Include a ulngte Item
of 34.000.(Pi under head of Increase of the
navy, armor end armararnt The Admiral
make* no recommendations on the armor
question for the future.
Admiral O'Neil praises the double tur
ret system He says the turret* success
fully stood their gun tire#, were unde
perfect control and were strong, and in
fact no unfavorable reports of the battery
have been received The Admiral says the
turrets are without doubt an unqualified
The armor question 1* treated histori
cally In the report, and only the most
concise statement respecting the opera
tion* of the year la made, unaccompanied
by any recommendation for the future
One of the reference* In the report 1*
to the submarine boat Holland, and Ad
miral O'Neil say* that while the trial
tuns, probably made under favorable con
ditions. have created a favorable Impres
sion. It te too early a* yet to say much
tn regard to the practical utility for war
purposes of boats of this 'ype. Undoubt
edly the moral effect of their known or
suspected proximity will be considerable,
but more Intimate knowledge of thetr
qualities will be necessary before a cor
rect estimate of their military value can
WORt F.KTKH ON TIIK WAR.
Claims Democratic Victor Is Keeptag
l'p the Flahttna.
Detroit. Oot. 2S —A special to the
Tribune from Ann Arbor says:
Regent Dean of the University of
Michigan hi* received a letter front I>ean
C Worcester, a member of the United
State* Commission tn the Philippine*,
which ta tn part a* follow*
"Conditions were Improving here very
rapidly up to the time Bryan wa* nomi
nated and began to taik In pubH". The
result of the announcement of hi* policy
In regard to the Philippines was to pul a
stop to the Important surrender*, which
weie steadily being made under the terms
of the anno Jty and to bring about re
newed hostilities through the worst die.
trtets here tn I.uxon.
"We know absolutely from raptured cor
respondence that this desperate effort to
keep up a show o fresist*nee Is being
made only In the hope of Influencing lh<-
election at home; and Important Insurgent
leaders like Handlco say that, unless Bry
an I* elected or the war In China draws
troop* from these Islands, they will give
up their useless efforts In November I
therefore do not look for any general Im
provement tn the situation until after the
presidential election; hut. with that out
cl the way. I "Xpert to see a apeedy
• hangs for the better."
OATBN BOUGHT TIIK ITO( K.
acenred Control of the Kansas City
Chicago. Oct. 3. —'The Tribune to-mor
row will say:
"Report* are current hers that Instead
of K. H Hartjraan securing John W
Gates' stock tn the Kansas City South
ern Railway. Mr Gate* bought the stock
held by Mr, Harrlman. thereby securing
absolute control of the road Mr. Gate*.
I, 1* claimed, will change completely the
management of the rnmpany and operate
It on Independent lines.
"It Is also said lhat Mr. Gates' Inientlon
to buy bark the Kansas City. Omaha and
Easters, which D now In the hands of
receiver* and reunite It with the Kansas
City Southern W C. Rrlmson. who 1*
now general manager of the Omaha and
Eastern will. It I* brlleved, be made pres
ident of the Kansas City Southern
ALABAMA AFTER TERRITORY.
Flrat Ntep l the Plan to Anne*
Montgomery. Ala . Oct. B. -Secretary ot
mate MeDAVltl. ha* taken the first step
toward annexing West Florida, to Ala
In hi* annual report to the governor
the secretary of stale say# that Alabama
run* a mile fureher south on the eastern
boundary than the tract hook* have here
tofore shown and that the state i* pos
sessed of a wedge of lend which hi* of
fice record* failtd to show, running one
hundred mile* along the southern end >f
the state. _
Liverpool lotion Ktofietles.
Liverpool. Get. JA—The following are the
weekly cotton statistic* Total sales of
all kind*. 44.000 bales; total sales, Ameri
can tl.mw hale*. F.ngHrh spinners tak
ing*. *I.OOO. total export*. *.flof>: tmnort of
all kind* lut.000: Irnimrl. American. M.om
bales; stock of all kinds. bale*;
•to. k. American. lHOtn. quantity nflni.
all kind*, ttl.eo": quantity afloat. Ameri
can J 4.0"; total sales on speculation, Mn
balsa, total sales to exporters. 400 bales.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY. OCTOBER 2fi. 1000.
GEN. YINSHANG SENT FOR.
Continued from Flrat Tags.
operating unmolested against the Boxers
to the southward of Tien Tsin.
NAYS Ol R ATTITUDE IN WEAK.
Iltshnp of Shanghai Praises the Em
peror of Germany.
Louisville. Oet. 35 -The flrat husinem of
the third and last day's aepston of the
missionary council of the Kptscopal
Church wa# the adoption of a resolution
striking out the word "foreign" from the
title of the official missionary organisa
Bishop Partridge of Japan read a letter
from the Kptscopal btnhop at Shanghai. In
which the following occurred.
"What we feel worst about ta the ut
terly weak attitude of the United mate*
If we had only our country to depend up
on we should have been In a l*ad way, for
I believe they would make peace at
any price And think of accepting
Id Hung Chang ns n peace negotiator, aft
er he said to Consul Good now that eo long
aa the minister* were *afe the live* of the
missionaries were of no account "
Tbe letter continued by charging Min
ister IN u ut Washington hud done much
harm and accusing him of plausible ml*
repreecntation* "and the Americana." the
letter added, "seem to delight lo believe
Tbe letter ended by saying (hat at the
present time "they were ail cheering for
Emperor William, who se.-med to l.e the
only man who had the courage to take a
Arm stand for the right* of the Euro
pean* in China."
The council adopted a resolution request.
ing the general convention to give the
house of bishops perm:*.* on lo consecrate
bishop* for the Island* that have come
under the protection of the United State*
KII.LRD 3.000 VILLAGER,.
Rebels at Peagkok Attarked and
Hong Kong. Oet. 36—The governor of
Hong Kong has been Informed that 4 non
villager* In the Harn'o-huok-Kwaishln
dlftrlct were attacked by robel* nt Peng
kok The villagers were defeated and
2.000 of them killed. The rebel* who 10-t
400 killed, burned two village* containing
3.000 houses. A foo-e of 2.000 troop* went
to the asalstance of the villagers and en
gaged the rebels on Oet 22 No detain
of the result have been received.
Gen. Ho. with 3.000 troop*, has rrturne I
to Hong Kong having burned the village*
of Hhan Chautln and Melantau.
PRICK ON IIRADN OF RKHKL,.
Knanic NUa Hlee Crop Ha* Fatted
and Robber* Are at Work.
Canton. China, Oct. 25 -The Chinese of
ficial* have placarded the Sheton district,
offering several hundred dollars reward
for the head* of the four foreigner* who
ure supposed to be leading the rebels
The rice crop has failed In Kwang Bi
province and robber* are pillaging Re
bellton and famine there are certain.
RETI RNINtt TO THKIH POST*.
Slleslnna rlea Are Heoomlna Their
W ork lo t hlaa.
New York. Oct 25-Rev E H Rice, of
the Protestant Eiileccp.il missionary socie
ty, to-day receive*! a letter from BUhop
Frederick R. Graves of flhanghal. Th*
Bishop said that flt John's College, five
mile* from the city,has been reopened and.
to the surprise of all. with an Inerts* and
number of student*. The Protestant Kpls
rop.il missionaries were also. In many
t ases reluming >o their post*, bone hid
gone back io Wuhu, lo Nankin and to
The Presbyterian board ha* been I■-
formed that the Hal Nan nd.-slo i*r.t-s
had left Hong Kong and returnej to their
Rescued the kbiitinsrle*.
Pari*. Oet. 26.—The Hava* Agency to*
received ihe following dispatch from
"The French detachment under Col
Drude he* delivered the French and Eng
lt*h missionaries and the French. Bel
gian atwl Italian engineer* who were Im
prisoned by the Ch'n *e at Ngan Kla
Tchuang. I'ao Ting Fu. Ting Cbeou, and
Trheng Ting Ku. and al the Kuiop an*
beiwern I‘#o Ting Fu and Tchtng Ting
German* Killed 3110 Homer*.
Klarai. Chou, Oct. 35.—A detachment of
German marine* tn a battle near Kaumt
with Boxer* killed >H of the taller The
Germans al*o captured two walled vil
lage*. There were not casualties among
I.speet HI t %**ent.
London. Oct. 25 The foreign office offi
cial* Inform* and u representative of inc A
aocintid f'ree* to-dav that thus far only
Italy unci Austria have accepted he
Anglo-Getmsn agreement, but. It I* adds I,
the assent of the United B'atrs. France
a tat Russia was confidently expected.
(■rranar Anree* WHI* Japan.
Berlin. Oet. 21 - Germany has agreed
to Japan's propotoil that the pear* nego
tlatlcn* with t htiiu snail for the pre*ent
be entrus ed lothe f deign representatives
Final 4 watest nt Balttxiere.
Pa I timer re, Oct 2A—The annual tourna
ment of the Baltimore Shooting Associa
tion closed to-day, the tlnal contest be
ing a hand'eap at twenty llvo bird*. I2>
ptrinee; '*> a*lle<! to high gun*. *lx
m> neys. Imnlt. Martin and Poston# divid
ed first three moneys, while th* other
three went to Hellewell, Fanning and
GAGE HEAD IN BROOKLYN.
iKTHKTIHY r TRUAfVRY T.%LKBfI
(eNiliprfl nt the Imdemy ol
4*—-m •**■'! IU to I—rhN*
In the rnamaerrlnl Hullo nnd IH
fOflrrt—U hv IN*llnr Are C'nlwe*
nt thejlhtln ♦* l—
ilon Applln lo \%tge lUmer u 4
Thnar on Nnnrlra.
Nm York. <J t The Amhmy of
( Music tn Broo|.vti wa** cr>wh*i to the
1 doori io*night £y pro|*l# who came to
hr Herrriary Liinati J lingr on the
, I'ampoifn irauei The meeting nraa hr I*l
un4n the of the tirooklyn Young
Mn‘ Kepubllcfn Club, ami wji pretiJcl
over by Prank jlarviy Plrll, praaidenl >f
the c|gb Th 4 other rp**akrra bllf*
Secretary Ongwjwrre fW!h 1%. prc4<lenl
i of amt the Rev. Dr
M W. WolreyStryker of Hamilton CVl
Secretary Onp * rrceptkm w®i moal
Hearty. He aakltn part:
It la my iui>oi (o apeak to you for
twenty mlmMcH Mr auh)ec( may !><• ita;vd
after thin ration What la tho Intereal
of tha w.*io* . grnir aiul attpemlUrirn tf
every da In ttc proposition to open ih%*
mints fer the , m,.| unllmliett coinage
of silver wt iwflo of 1* to 1? Ii Is th#-
locare*! purpogs of the Democratic party
®o i'allel. to <|o (hat thing If done. It
a 111 have an •>|urtiuut vflrci for weal or
woe upon the welfare of every man. wo
man and chil l In (he I'nlted Ht-itea. No
1 <|ueatlon Is of defprr moment than this
question, and >ou an not art intelligently
on It unless you undaratsnd it.
t>o you really jrderstand It? I thought
until lately tha* ty this ilm* h* me it*
or (fcnierlui of thit pruposltkai nui*t h*
iinderstod by everyone, hut I k .ow ted
ter nw A gentlttiuan *i huslnr man of
considerable irirlltgwnce—only a week
since, called on i> member of <\igrcs* am)
Mm thle qmwtlon "What does !A
to 1 mewn ’ I am Itnorsnt and I want to
know.*’ Now. P:t me ask that (pa**lon
right here and now What Is to 1?
What does the teim inun? 1 have a lit
tle granddaughter eleven year* oil. Ph *
visited me a 1• w wtvtk ago. and will*
with me asked tn* ttuu very question I
sold to her "T*l. m* wht you under*
Stand It to m : "Weil.* site said. “I
think It Is this da- <k>ld Is worth sh ut
thirty-two tkaes e much as silver, but
the hrmixmi* w ni to pas* a law o
make ala teen ounces of silver worth th-*
same as one ounce of gold I don't know
If that is right though.*' "Well, my
child," I Mild, you have It right down
fine, and 1 wot t disturb yuur mind by
W hat la 1(1 to 1 f
Hut we grown-up folks <an profitably
enlarge the point a ll'tie here. What Is
It to I? It la th* ratio which Congress
fixed many years ago between goM and
silver when cofrud at the mint—that Is to
say. it Is a relation. In w* ight of metal,
between silver dollar* and ir*kl dollars.
Under ihe law a given quantity of gold
was stamped a dollar, and sixteen Urn* *
that weight tn silver was stamped a dol
lar You perceive It ts n relation of weight
not a relation of value.
You will ask. then, why was the weight
ratio fixed at l€ to 1? The answer ts ob
vious and plain It was betWuwe that re
lation of weight recognized In the >oins
minted the then camgaar* I*l value of the
two metals In the markets of the W4*nd
Because the commercial value of gold
was sixteen timet- or thereabout, greater
than sliver. Congress recognised th fad
and established *he coins In tha aum*‘
ratio of weight Make no mistake on this
point The mint ratio never eatabli-hcd
the value of either gold or sliver, nor did
U establish tbe relative valu* of ow to
the other. Th*> *ocnmcr ial exchanges* of
the world Ox the value of all things. In
cluding gold ami silver. The only way on
earth to determine the value of gold,
either as coin or a> bullion. 1j- to find out
what ll will bring In flour, or clothng.
or lal*or, or other things The value of
gold Is measured by the u'lantity of thing*
for which It will exchange The same 1m
exactly true aa to sliver. Now. gold and
silver ate no rmre reluted to each other
In any Oxcd ratio limn are wheat and
corn Wheat and corn are good for fu**).
and there la a sort of relation between
the two in value, but It Is a fluctuating,
no# a fixed, relation. The wame Is true
4f gold and silver. They are l*oth metals
used ns money but their relation to ea< h
other In exchangeable vaiue has. a> his
tory prove*, been a variable, not a fixed,
The Mint and the Heal Matin.
Now. when our cxdnage law* were pass
ed in 17W and amended in l©4. la, IM%. or
Hi ounce* of silver had about the earn*
power to ptirdiaw things in the world a*
had 1 ounce of gold, and for that reason,
and that reason soiely. the mint ratio.
ratio of weight, was established in h way
that was supposed lo correspond to th*ur
commercial values lo their respective
power* to buy things I cannot stop to
recite History tfuffUnent to any that never
In our history did both metals come to
the mint for coinage In any uppre, table
volume at the same period of time That
metal cstne for coinage which had at h •
time the least relative buying power
ttl>rm). while the one whit h enjoyed the
greater purchasing power aoroad did not
come to the mint, but went abroad, where
It cotikl make lettfr hsrgnlns for the
owner of It Hut since the year* Y&t
and 1*44 tne relative value between gold
and silver has radically changed In the
former penoda one ounce of goM would
exchange for about nlxfeen ounces of sil
ver For some tears past one ounce of
gold has exchanged for thirty-two or
thirty-four ounces of silver. It will now
exchange in the same rado. nnd there is
no reason to doubt that it wi)i so continue
to exchange for an Indefinite time These
I shall not slop ?o discuss how this came
about Whether It was the alleged "cr!m
of or wheth r It whs because gjlvi r
has become relatively more plentiful than
gold, or because tha desires of men have
changed—whatever theory you may adopt,
the fact remains unchanged, vtx . on#*
ounce of gold is equal In ex< hangeabb
power to thirty-two ounces of :dlvr Yet
it U Ire full view of these farts that a
political party, or rather, o <om hi nation
cf at least three i- lit cal p.irtl# ■ proj*>*i s
If It gets control of th* gov*rnmtit. to
re-open the mini, to the free coinage of
silver at the old ratio of |*J t Whv?
Why? If It war# desirable to ofM-rt the
mints for th#- frc. coinage of sliver, why
rot do as our fathets did. to wit, make
the ratio as near as p -slble to th#* com
merclal-value rat o.* They sry It was a
crime to clpse the mints to fr#*e coiiwige of
►liver In lI7J I deny It; but if It were
true, would It cute that crime to icmmlt
an egregious folly In 19U0?
Democrat It *npb I* t i-n t’on m.
The DamocraU*. champion still avers
that on thl* qu#s*k>n th party stand
where It did *f UM He *ioes not talk
about It so much but when h doe- talk
about It. he used the same misleading
phrases ns of old For instance, he has
repeatedly said: ‘The lt pubi'ean Admin
istration unde.* M Kjnb-y is coning sliver
every day Ire the v>on>h and every month
In the year at tbe ratio of Id to 1. If that
Is not the correct ratio, why do they do
Mr Hryan know* why, hut he #onceal*
the reason and alhwrs hit hearers <o draw
erronsous oonrluson* The statement, so
far ns It goes. Is ri- In IK7H a mensjre
jessed f'ongr.ss limcfing th- Hecreatry
of the Treaaury f< lty two million ounce*
per month and ertn Into "standard dol
lars." Hut mnk r h|s The colnag* w;a
io be for the tjovetiknent atwl on Oovern
ment m.counts, not on private ac
counts for the btiufl of holders of bullion.
In !<• be HherflWn law wax
which directed thi ecret ary to buy
not laaa Uiau fdJr and one half
mi J ton ounce* of ail.er and to coin not
less than two million ounces a month
That act abo declared It to he the policy
of the government to maintain the*e dol
lars on a parity with gold. In 1m the
purchasing clause of tha flherman law
was repealed Btnee that time the minis
have in truth been engaged In coining up
the puTYhanert bullion Hut mark this.
Through the law. and by the operation
of the Treasury, the dollars Have be n
| kept equal to gu*d They are pal#l out
only by the government, and against the
i receipi by the government of an equal
amount In gold, or In aarvlee rwnd> r*d or
Kord* bought. With the governmnt> !
guarantee of parity, and tha quuntity lira
; Ifed, It Is m mUestly an Ind'.fTareni clr
i cum at a nee whether the ratio ware IX to
ll.f® to 1 or &to 1 Anf yet Mr Bryan
deftly insinuates that thl* praollce Juatl
ties free coinage for a very body at that
ratio without any guarantee of equality
with gold from an/hudv
1s t it* tell you a atory It illustrata
the matter ond makes It more char
Four or five years ago I listened to a con
versation Imm ween a certain judge and a
banker The Judge waid "I constant y
har that our silver dollar la worth only
sixty cents, and ytt you iNinkers and ail
•Irwlers are glad Ut lake them for u dol*
Inr each How Is that? Are they rt illy
worth a dollar, or do you all give Lilly
I'ents more for each of them than thoy
r* worth? My qurstton I# an honest one,
j 1 want to know * The banker rep.led
"Wall. ! will answer you by the k ndr
j K irten nt# ihod “* ll#- held up a nlckle and
I th- judge, "What Is that**' An*ewr:
A nukle -flve cents.* "What is the
j metal In tha coin worth?" Judxc "I
don’t know ** Hwnkwr "I will tell you
It Is worth about aix tentha of on# cant
, Now. with so small value In Itself, how
doe* It come lo be w*orth flve cent*?’
Judge "Why. the government, having Is
! rued It for five rents and having
j received flve rents for It. will
redeem It for five rente In geld,
won’t ItY’ Hanker "Yes. you havi
jit exactly You have described what
is (erfertiy analogous to the truth
J regarding the silver dollar The govern
] msnt buys the silver at the market prica.
; now about alxty cents, atamps a certain
quantity of it a dollar, gets a dollar for
It when it pays on#* out nnd redeems It
whn presented for redemption ' Judge
I km* the government redeem it wMh a
*4l dollar?*' Hanker: "No. hut It does
substantially the same thing It receives
It an the equivalent of a gold dollar In
the lavmenr of cuwlutna duos Being a*
efficient as gold for that purpose. It Is
rutw th# #*quat of gold for all purpose* At
'h* same time it does this. It pays gold
to every one that wants It and has a
claim or demand on (he treasury Thus
th parity la maintained" I have been
obliged to say so much by way of ex
plaitntlon or prefers U> my main question '
llenl Interrat af Wsge-Ehniers.
How wouk) the Intemsls of wng* art>
ers and salary-paid people be affected If
the Dense ratlr Hryan proposition should
im* readixed? In the yrar IW6 1 hs#l n con
versation with one of th* brightest and
most top*lda business m**u of the West
lla wos engaged In large affairs—an em
ployer of lareor. a bank prnklml, and a
man of reputed wealth, lie said to me
I am pereuaded tha It Is (or the inter
•at of the people of the United States to
••ln the mints for the free c<klnag* of sil
ver at the ratio of ID to 1, nnd to get on
io the sliver standard as soon as posai
lle.” I said to him "It Is surprising
to hear such a statement from you You
mud have thought It well over, you can.
! know make your thought and reasoning
i* rfartly *Xrar KSaplaln to me how
it will be for tha Interest of our peopl**
to go Into this thing, and If I can ear It
as you do I will drop all objection* and
• H|Mu*e the cause at <mn*" Thl* wusi
his explanation "We have come to a
time." he said, "when a protective tariff
no longer prot#*eta. Under the Wilson
bill, which, though a Demooratb measure,
Is still protartlva. our factort#** are idle,
labor I* out of employment, and general
huslnea* languishes The truth la. we
can not compete In manufacturing with
'he older countries, where labor te ch#a*>
Wages and salaries ar# too high here
The lobar coat of what we manu
ufacture tm too gTeat. We must reduce
the labor cost To undertake to reduce
wages directly would simplv breed strikes
lo# bouts, disorder, end riots; but cannot
you see." he continue*) "that If we adopt
*tlver as standard money for our dome all a
ass we will, while nominally paving the
same wage*, pay (hem In a kind of money
which will be obtained at oast, meas
ured In finished product*, of not more
than ons-ha’f the present coat of gobl* ’
Ys," I replied. "1 see this clearly. It is
strictly true, but you said It was for the
Interest* of the p*opie Don't you recog
nise the wage-worker and the salaried
man as the people’ Your propaltton Is
a proposition to blindfold their eyee whll*#
you pick their pockets I can not agree
to your plan. Metier strikes lockouts and
riots than this kind af lugg.lt g and cheat
ing through ihe medium of payment If
protection will not protect (which time
will show). If our lator coe| be too high
if wages must, as you claim, be finally
reduced, the gtlnd of ompetltlon will de
termine when and h*r>w much. Agalt*
such a result, reasonable and Just resist
noe should he offered, while you would
augend#r the whole question at once
without a struggle"
U ultra Rekseed One-Half.
Was the gentleman right? Would the
free coinage of silver and *b# #onaequen#
• doptlon of the silver standard In uur do
meat Ic aftairs nave ins effect he predict
ed ? Wouid It deprive the wage-earner of
one-half his present reward? I have no
more doubt of the truth of it than I have
4i>ti‘g that grapes grow grapes or that
thirties grow thistles
You run see It * >r yourself If you will
really try Give attention now If Is
not difficult. I Is simple. You work
far |av In wha are you paid* You will
say, "In m#*m*y" That Is true, hut the
money |n only an Intermediary to that In
whl* you are really paid. v|g, fh'ngs
that you use end consume The value of
your work Is measured finally by what
your work will procure You are pari $2
per day. ire cold or Its equivalent Two
dollars will buy a snrk of flour, a pair of
shoes or * thousands pounds of coal, and j
so on. The value of your labor Is. there
fore equal to the value of a sack of flour |
a pair of shoes, a thousand pounds of
coal, or what not.
Now, among other things your labor pay
will buy is silver With two dollars of
the money In whleh you ara now paM you
cun buy l.flnn nin* of sliver bullion That
quantity of sliver bullion has Its •*
changeable value a!l over the world In
our market l.kdi grains of silver are equal
It# value to n sack of fli>ur. a pair of shoes !
or i thousand |<oureds of coal. In other
words, your labor pay and l.ROft grains of
silver ore equivalent to each other In |
•h**ir power to command those things (ha? •
minister to th* comfort and haidrines* of I
yourselves and your families
l#et us now examine th# free-silver pro
position It Is simply this: Open the mints 1
to everybody. Hermit the owners oflsilver !
to bring lr 371*4 grains of silver fltamp It 1
n* dollar and give It back to them ,
Uloitie that dollar with legal.tender
quality, so that It may be lawfully
used to pay debts That ts el). It Is slm
pie enough, isn't It? Hut we know that !
one dollar of our present kind of money— ,
the money n which you arc paid your j
salaries and your wages-Is worth, not
•?7IVt grains, but more than MS) grains
Would yon not rather have the equlvsb n*
of ROD grains for your | ay than the equiv
alent of 971>4 gr.ilnu.
And yet, If you constnt to the free
silver ptogramme. if Hryan and his Demo
ci a tic-Populistic-SI I verlstlc *ui#pnr t* r*
come Into I'ower. that programme will bo
adopted, and you Inevitably get your pay
In the new dollars containing 17114 grains
of fine stiver. Before yon vote for this sort
ft business he wise enough to get a stlp
u'nfion from your employer* that you
shall then he net#!, as you are now | atd
tn something equivalent to Fit grain* of
silver If you do not do so. you will get i
the equivalent of only grains for i
every dollar paid you Can you afford II? j
Always in Season
And to-day, Bargain Day, shall long be
remembered by those who will attend this
sale. The end of the week shall bring noth
ing but good luck to the wide-awake and
l4Fllr.’ Ralny-daY flklrts. vsrv hravy
Rolf cloth, nine row* ilt<htnß. spatial
loatles* Tailor-made Bulls, all woo)
Vrnetam. Rntilt, Herge, Hnrd costa new
flare skirts, bitwise or com effect,
Misses' Heavy Plaid Oolf Capes, bright
Ladlra’ Hssvy TstTsts Bilk tV.lila.
hsm*ttti4>c<i srul itu-k-rt all Idlest shafle*.
In bhis*. cartas, hslto, wills, ate.,
Notahls l* ot Black Taffsl**— Black
Tnflfcta all-allk. a *oc*l ironic cir i.l* wish
u luatrou# tlnl.h. It tnchsa wide, wortn
The: 4,*-day oc.
The Leader of Low Prices.
j But they will tell you that thews new
dollars. romalnlnß IT!i* Rraln*. will be an
cxlualiie then *a NR Rrnlna are now They
' will tell you that a .tollnr t* a dollat nnd
! dial free cotn*a<‘ will t.eln# the value of
j the bullion up to li* catnxtte value H.
that then STlt* Rraln* will ha worth a dot
lar Thai la true In on* sense hut It In
not true In e.nsnce or tn fort. Itir-e hun
dred nnd newenty-one and one fourth Rr>.ln
in silver bullion will be indeed worth <n
! of Ihe new ellver dollsr* bsauiune with
lhat number of Rraln* you enn Ret one of
the new dollnr* and on* of the new dol
lar* will be worth JTUq Rraln* of ellver he
enuee there ore Ju*t 271 H Rralne In It; but
the que.tloiv the question tn whleh you
are Interested-In thl* What will be the
value of that dollnr when paid 4n me in
| w, Re*, com(uired with the dollar tn which
I am now pntdl You know the value <#
j your present dollnr* Are you pfipirsd
! Ruaixintee to your*elve* and to your
: famtlfe* that these new proponed dollar*
tSN he of equal or even of approximate
j value? No, *vn l l-m-tt you can not aft (red
!i*do so Take the risk of *uch an empty
r han< If you xartl!. hut when tho hour of
f your *rt*f and dteappolnlmenl shall come,
1 ae mm. It .ursly will, then blanw your-
I *olve* but aheolve the Republlran parly
from any reaponelbilty for ths adv*r.ttea
you will suffer.
l-.Rrrt of Ureeent ll*er atf.evk
| There la another point, not yet noticed,
of the wadßhttset ronelderalton When
the silver bullion now owned by the *v.
ernmsnl shall he fully coined there will
be ouutandlna In ths form of atlvsr dol
lar. or stiver .Vrtlflcate* ths sum of near
ly toonanuou With th* fr-e coin**" of
| -liver on private account tl will he **n
| ixraatble for th* treasury t tnalmaln the
partly now exletlnß between all foem of
.mr money The stiver dollars we now
have will Inewltohly sink to a level with
.he new dollar#- 4h*t I* to ***y Flit
sink to thetr bullion valu*. or to Su rente
on the dollnr This in. arm lhat the pres
ent or future holders of our silver money
are to be defrauded of not less than WK* ■
(01,000 In value And who are the#* hold
ers -not th* bank*, not th# eaplMll#!*
The stiver money I* scattered far and
wide—ln Ihr hand* of hundreds of thous
and* of our people, moet of whom live
west of the Alleßhante*
CONFLICT AT V ALI.KV FIRJt.D.
I'.lßbl Poldler* and Fifteen atrlkew#
Montreal. Qurbec. Grl. 25 —Advlre* from
Valley Field received to-nlßhi etate that
a conflict ha* occurred there between
striker* and Ihe mltltle. Ktßhl anlrller*
end fifteen striker* were Injured, two sol
dier* end one striker probably fatally
About it hundred militiamen were called
out to-day to preserve order at the Valley
Field cotton mill*, where there has been
an Intermittent strike due to various
niiie, all the year.
When to-nlßht'* new. wa. received an
other detachment of 200 militia left Mon
treal for Valley Field
lllf.4.#*.*'! Nt ntiRT OF 460LD.
Welsh. Over TIKI Uened* aad le Val
ued at • 1.14,1NK).
New York. Get li.-Th* blßßeat nu**#t
of Rold over received at th* assay office
In Wall strr4 accordlnß tn Nuperlntsiwl
ena Mason, arrived to-day from a mlnln*
company in Brtilah Colombia. It wa* aa
etßned to the New Vrk Rnt* of a Mon
The nusßet cont.lined a fraction over
TM pounds of the *olld yellow m-tal and la
valued nt 1164 taw It cam* tn a solid eano
and atood two feet ntsh
FIXED run MILLING rifTl RK.
Friar* I hist IRaet l*ay 411 He He
re! vefl for the >6pek of Art.
Rome, Oet. -Prince Chtßl. who was
prosecuted hy the Dalian Rovemmrnt
for eellln* a palntlDß hy Botticelli, whlcn
Is now in haa been ordered to
pay as a flne for viototlns the law asalnat
eelilns valued works of art for exports
lion, the sum of J!6.ow> lire, which wo*
th* price paid for the picture
Th* purchaser, who wae summoned to
appear before the tribunal but wa* |n de
fault. was condemned conjointly wMh
kwsas Ilea Ha, Hrtura.
Rome. Ort. 26,--The Pekin correspon
dent of the Tribune eays that It Is said
Emperor Kwsiir Hsu will return to tha
Chinese capital about ths and of Novem
American Get* Contract.
Tien Tain. Oct. 34 —lt la report*.! here
that an Amarlran haa a.cured the w
tract for th* rsbullulai ol Um JUa Ku
M Inch Heavy H.lf Blsaehsfl Tabla
Uamack. 7Bc \alias. Mk .
Rlraahsct I hinH.sk Jr
lurk*. Ke*l Dnnmak 30e
3-4 III* Blsarhsrf L>atm.*k Unsn N*p
kina. atln-flnlah. par <lo*sn |1 so
I rats Ulsa' tied Canton Plannsl, tw.u*h|
to ssll #o. at ,
#V#<- Dark IVroalss te,
JlMin>.l Coal Itoda. arorth Me, go a*
Japannsil Extra Heavy Coal
arorth 6c, ro at te.
German China Ftoril and GoM Decora
te., lee cream an.l Oaimsal Nauesns.
Bread and Rutter Rlatsa, and Cup* and
(tau< er*. worth 26. ro at 10c
orytal Gl** TaW" GoMst*. worth So
each, at Sr
Cryatal and Green Glaaa Oil
worth the. RO at c rarA
German China Onkt Band Ptatrs and
Cup# and Sauerra in flve atuiprx, won a
lOr -n.li ro a; 10e each.
COAL STRIKE ENDED.
(Continued (mm Ktrst Page.)
BakJs. Hy this mean* the whole makes
hmtrd (he nows in a very abort time
The Polled Mire Workers' officials (Irm
ly hellevr I hat all the operator* spams*
whom the etrlke hae not been declared
off will concede (he minora’ demands hy
Monday. In rant It wae raid by one of
the higher official* of the union (had Iha
statement wee not drawn up until posi
tlv# aeauroncaa had bean received that
the other companlea would comply wt*b
(he damn rule
Frealdenf MeKtaley aad Other (M.
dale Attended the ratend
Service* at NeaeOeM. O.
Mane (laid O. (lei -John Hhrrman
waa laid In hta final matin* place ham
thl* Afternoon net ween the hour* of U
a m and Ip m , while the oaakot lay In
Cl race Kplsropal Church, whore Sherman
worshipped ae a youth, thousand* of per
•one par red be fora the catafalque, pay
inn lheir laat tribute to their fellow
Kvary buetneea houae wae draped m
moumtnir, . hurrhee were all optai. the
atreeta were thronged with thouaarxte.
when at 10:10 o'cloch the special train ar
rived from Washington hearing the body
o( the former he ret ary of Mate KOe
ty-two member* of Rherman'a brigade,
eurvlvore of that farnoua body armed and
accoutred for aervlce In the Civil War hy
John Hherman. atood with bared beada
heelde the funeral oar.
Mayor Brown aratatrd President Mc-
Kinley to alight Meeretury of War RlUiu
Root, decretory Oortalyou. Judge Day.
formerly Be retary of State, and others
followad the President All uncovered and
fell hack a* the raeket waa removed to
a hearse Then President McKinley, Seo
retary Root, decretory Correlyou and
Congressman Kerr of this city entered a
c err teen, which, followed by the hestrsa,
l'l the proceaelon to Orece rhuafh.
Pres McKinley did not enter tne church
btM drove at once to the home of Oon
(reeeman Kerr, where the PreeMenttol
party had luncheon Renat or Hanna ar
rived an hour lalar and spent the time
before the funeral In ronaultatton with
The eervlcee, which bey an at $ o'clock,
were short and atmpla There waa no
sermon, only the sendee of the Kplaeopdl
"l.ead. Kindly f.lght," was sun* hy tha
surplleed choir Klght policemen hors the
raeket to the hearse, followed by the how.
To the Manefleld cemetery, a mile dis
tance, the procession moved led by the
rarrisffe containing Pres. McKinley and
party. It passed beneath a massive arch
of black across Main street near the sol
diers and sailors monument, and bet are en
lines of paople extending the entire dis
Pres. McKinley and party departed for
Canton soon aftrr the conclusion of tha
services at the cemetery
TRYING TO HAI2E NONWT.
Cast < hlaeae Rallrtsad la After Rome
af War fash.
Berlin. Oet 26.-The East ChkieM Rail
road Company. accordlnß to a dtapalrh
from Ht Psteraburß to the Frankfurt**
Zetiunß. la trylna to effet a loan In tha
Untied Rtates and Fr*nr# throuph tho
The Frankfurter 7>ltun** correepawd
ent who Rive, 26A.000.0M a* th* amount,
say. that Director Roth.fln I* about to
atari for New York In Ihe Intareat of tha
Wheeler to Hake apeewhes.
Decatur. Ala.. Oct. 15.—H. A. SkSßfb.
chairman of the Elirhth District Demo
cratic Commute*, to-day racstvsd a latter
from G*n Joseph Wheeler In which tha
latter make* appointments to spaak at
Gurley. M.dleon county; Hart**!) Mor
gan county; Colbert county, and
Huntsville. Madison county, for the Dem
ocratic nomine* for (‘on *•, Judge Wil
liam Richardson Gen. Wlterlsr at ths
same tlm* enclosed a contribution to th*
district cumtakin fund.
i ■- - m m •
tlss) Mrraa. Urrriawtaß.
Bristol, Tenn , Oet. 36.—1n Upper East
Tennesaea many streams are out af their
banka A steel bridge atwl several tall
toad trsatlsa over the v Hul*ton and
chusksy rivers have been washed sway.
At Houth Wat itiß a boom broke end
thousand* of Mrs wars carried sway. Tho
Tennessee rtvr ta ten fast acov* Was
*1 src her*.