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THE MORNING TIMES has the
best Sporting Paso published In
Washington. It has lonjr fought the
fight for true sport, as opposed to
rascality and crookedness of every
THE MORNINQ TIMES Rives all
the news. It Is supplied by the
United Press and the Bennett Cable
Service, supplemented by the Asso
ciated Press Service. The Morning
Times jeads In News.
TOL. 1. 2fO. 15.
Washington; d. c. Wednesday5 .evening, august 21, 1895.
HAVE YOU JQMED TH
N A I tl.ttrsJ. -h
Report on the Library Accounts
Sent to the President.
MB. SPOFFOED'S STATEMENT
He In Inclined to Think That tbo
Investigation Ik Still in Prosecu
tion Treasury Officials Decline to
Discuss the Matter Assistant Sec
rotury Hamlin's Trip to Murlon.
A preliminary report made by Expert
Myers, who bas been Investigating the
accounts ot Ainswortb K. Spoffurd, Libra
rian of Congress, by direction of riftli
Auditor Jloleomb, of the Treasury Depart
ment, Is said to develop a shortage of
at least $35,000.
This deficiency Is said to exist In the pay
roll accounts of tbo library, and in addi
tion to this is tbo discrepancy in the copy
right and search fee accounts. The re
port Is believed to bare been carried to
President Cleveland at Gray Gables by
Assistant Secretary Hamlin, of the Treas
ury Department, who Trent to his cottage
at Marion, Mass. a fevr days ago to siend
At the Treasury Department no Informa
tion whatever can be learned regarding the
matter, the officials declining to discuss
It or to nial.c known the results of Mr. My
mil srorFonii's statement.
When seen by The Times reporter Libra
rian Spofford refused to believe that a re
port of any kind had ahead' been placed
In the President's bands He said that the
examination of his accounts by an expert
was still being prosecuted, and as a conse
quence it was Impossible that a full state
ment of the results could have been made.
Mr. Spofford said that irregularities must
necessarily exist because of the dual duties
he is required to perform The issuance
of copyright ccrtlflcalesls more than double
that of patents, and. In his opinion, there
thou M be a man especially charged with
that branch of the work In attending to the
duties of librarian it was unavoidable that
those of register of copyrights should be
neglected. In Sieaklng further on the sub
ject, Mr Spofford said:
"The two pusitious should be made
separate and distinct. I have recom
mended this to the Treasury Department,
but of course they can do nothing toward
divorcing the two offices without legls
lauvu action I (ball recommend the tame
thing to Congress when It meets. In the
press of bin-liters It is true that my accounts
have become somen hat involved, but I
stand ready to make good any discrepancies
that may be found by the Treasury officials.
I offered a short time ago to make good the
deficieucy of $2,000 that has been dis
covered, but it is not correct to say that
offer has been refused. I have received no
definite answer to my proiiosition.
"As for the matter of the "search fees'
and their Illegality, it Is a fait that there
Is do special authority in law for collect
ing such fees. Hut there is explicit au
thority in law for a charge for records of
copyright and copies of cop right. When
inquiries come requiring a search among
the records I treat tbem Just as a record of
cop j right. The lime of the clerk who is
occupied In making the search is or value
to the Government, and it seemed to me only
right that litigants and others desiring
to use that time should be required to pay
for It. I calculated that about CO cents an
hour was the value of the time of my as
sistants who were cmplojed on this work,
and I baaed my charges on that calcula
tion. "Every dollar that I have received
from this source, and the requests for
searches have been very numerous, I have
turned Into the Treasury. I have made
no distinction between these fees and those
received from copyrights, and have turned
tbem all In as copj right fee"."
There are few, ir any. of tlioi-personally
acquainted with Mr. Spofford who believe
him tainted in the slightest degree with
criminality. Mr. Spofford is regarded
as a librarian and not a bookkeeper; a
bibliophile and not a business man. In
the discliarge of more congenial duties
he has doubtless neglected those of a
distasteful and purely routine character.
Ills compilations have been numerous,
requiring exhaustive research; lie has been
a frequent contributor to current literature
on economic and historical topics; his
mind for years has been engrossed in dcslgn
lngand planning tbedispositlonof a library
of nearly three quarters of a million vol
umes in the specially adapted building
now being erected for Its accommodation.
All thesedistractions have combined to make
him negligent of the equally important but
more prosaic business details:
HIS CAREER AT THE LIBRARY.
Appointed lo the position he now holds
In 18G4. Mr. Strafford has made the Li
brary of Congress famous, and has seen
It grow from 70,000 to 700,000 volumes.
Ills reputation as a librarian is world-wide,
and his acquaintance with the contents
of tbevolumes under his care phenomenal.
To members of Congress he Is well nigh
Invaluable, being able to supply them with
Information on almost any conceivable
subject. He was appointed by President
Lincoln to the place he now occupies The
position of librarian is probably the only
one of that Importance which the President
may fill vWtbout the advice and consent
Continued on Second Page.
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-morrow's Morn
Ho Mast Not Sell Kliietophoites in
Newark, N. J., Aug. 21. Vice-Chan-ccllor
Emery to-day granted the Edison
United Phonograph Company an injunc
tion restraining Thomas A. Edison from
selling klnetopliones In Europe.
The Edison United Phonograph Company
claimed that, as it had he sole right by
contract to sell the phonographs abroad,
Thomas A. Edison was violating his con
tract with (ho company In selling in Eu
rope kinctophonea. In the manufacture of
which phonographs are used.
Mr. Edison, nhiie admitting that be had
made an agreement with the company re
garding the sale of phonographs , claimed
that lie reserved the right to use the phono
graph for amusement purposes.
HAILHOAD IN U1CUMOND.
lliiltlnioro Capitalists Investing in the
Old Dominion City.
Baltimore, Aug. 21. A stutement was
was given out here to-day to the effect that
a party of capitalists, among whom are
ecveral well-known Raltimorcans will
shortly begin the construction of an eleo
trio railway in Richmond, Ya.
The proposed road will traverse Broad
street from Chlmburazo Park to the expo
sition grounds, and will also extend to
the city reservoir.
The present scope of the project contem
plates thirteen miles of tracking. A com
pany will be formed, to be known as the
Richmond Traction Company. Its capi
talization will be on the basis of the actual
cost of construe! io u.
LYNCHERS MAY BE LYNCHED
Murderers of the Vinsons in Jail
at Tacoma, Washington State.
Talk of Iteleuso nud Also of Lynching,
and Soldiers Said to Sympililzo
With tho Murderers.
Tacoma, "Wash , Aug. 21. The lynching
of the Vinsons, father and son, at Eicens
burg, and the arrest of the ringleaders of
the lynchers and as many more as can be
corralled, Is causing a storm of excitement
of which no one can foretell the end.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Graves fur
nished the names of tiioso who formed the
riot, consisting of Mike Lender, Frank
Ubeiocker, William J. Kennedy, John
Bush, Frank Freglc, Richard Linke, Fred
Schallo, Henry Deurscourt, Jim Hagen,
George Milder, James Holvworlb, James
Altrcn, Andrew Kllborn, Jim Case, George
Hills, Nels Swanson, Manuel Sarroco;
George Burger, Mike Ostrandcr, Frank
Finlcy, Charles Kennedy and Bob Wilkin
son Their preliminary examination was held
yesterday, after which they were all hur
ried to the county Jail under a strong guard,
but tho A. P. A, element are In the fight,
and will make desperate efforts to have
the above named supposed lynchers con
victed. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Graves is
determined. Friendsof tbeimprisoned men
arc equally determined, and as a conse
quence troops are guarding the county
Jail, expecting an effort to release the
Gov. McGraw will send companies from
Spokane and here should matters take a
change for the worse.
A majority of the members of Company
A, under command of Capt. Frost, are re
ported to be In sympathy with the lynch
ers, and should any attempt be made to
release them. It is not assured that they
will be met with much resistance.
HARRISON CANNOT GO.
Atlanta Exposition Will Not Be
Honored by Him.
New York, Aug. 21. Commissioner
James Swanu, of the New York Commis
sion of the Atlanta Exposition, returned
yesterday from a trip to the Adirondack
Mountains, made for the purpose of see
ing Gen. Harrison and urgingblm to become
a guest of thecommibsionatthecxpositlon.
Mr. Swanu said:
"I found the ex-President comfortably
situated in the mouutalns. He seemed to
be enjoying himself, and when I broached
the question or going to Atlanta he replied
that he hardly thought he would be able to
go, owing to his many engagements. He
said that he would give the matter consider
ation." The commissioners have been advised
that a New York day will be a great thing
at the exposition, and they are accordingly
working upon the suggestion. The date
suggested Is Novemberv 25, which Is Evac
uation Day. Got. Morton has promised
Cashier Lusk Arrested.
Astoria, Ore , Aug. 21. A. J. Lusk, ex
cashier of the First National Bank, of
Wichita, Kas , who Is wanted for em
bezzlement, has been arrested at Long
Beach, A summer "resort across the bay
from here. Lusk has. been living a high
life for some time. He was located by a
woman 'in Portland inadvertently learn
ing his identity. Lusk Is accused of robbing
the Wichita bank of $80,000 two years
ago. He Is in the custody of the United
Virginia State Farmers' Alliance.
Richmond. Va., Aug. 21. The State
Farmers' Alliance held their annual meeting
here yesterday, remaining in session until
midnight. Tho present officers were re
elected, and plans were adopted with a
view to rehabilitating tlieordcrandlnfuslng
new lire Into It. Financial matters also
received very serious consideration. MaJ.
MannPage was again chosen State lecturer.
Curried Out by Undertow.
Cape May Court House, N. J., Aug. 21.
Br. James W. Walker, a prominent physician
of Philadelphia, residing at No. 1839
North Broad street, was drowned at Wild
wood yesterday. Dr. Walker was in bathing
and was carried out by the under-tow.
London, Aug. El. The Daffy Telegraph
ays a balloon containing two Russian staff
officers and' a professor of the 8t.JPeter
burg Meteorological Institute, bag de
scended near Jaroslav, In Austrian Ga
llcla, and that the occupants of the balloon
hove been arrested by the authorities.
GYPSIES MiDE TO MOVE
Brookland Camp Dispersed and
a Queen Not Chosen.
PASTING SCENES DRAMATIC
Grand Council Summoned and tbe
Tribe Dispersed to Meet Two Years
Hence In South America Several
Were Badly Hurt In Last Night's
The vicinity or Berry's Woods, where
tho various gvpsy tribes ore encamped,
presented a llvelv seen cthis momlLg as It
as IT a circus was in full operation.
A number of city people and the resi
dents of Erklngton and Brookland visited
tbe camp this morning to sec the gypsies
who indulged in the riot last evening as
told in to-day's Morning Times.
These gypsies look quiet and peaceable
enough this morning, but the police au
thorities have no confidence in their
present good behavior and had notified
them to vacate the woods by noon to day.
These gyiisies belong to a powerful nomadic
tribe of South America, and are ruled by
who is queen.
They arc very picturesque looking peo
ple, the women particularly. They dress in
the convenient gypsy costume of red and
black and wear a profusion of Jewelry and
charms. The men are typical South Ameri
cans, they are mostly young and well
built and bad sombreros and red sashes.
CALLED A COUNNCIL.
After the police had notified them that
they must "move on" MIcha called a coun
cil. The gypsies seated themselves In a
great circle in tbe open part of tbe woods
Just below Gienwood Cemetery, and the
chief stood In tbe middle of the circle and
explained tbe slate of affairs.
They all listened with earnest atten
tion, no one Interrupting of offering the
least opposition tovhis plans. When he fin
ished speaking the tribe arose, and, with
promptness and order worthy of military
discipline, began to gather their families
and household gods into the various wag
ons. When everything was in readiness the
men and women came to take leave of
the chief and bis sister, who will remain
here some time longer. Then ensued the
most weird and dramatic scene it is pos
sible to imagine.
Tho women fell on their knees before the
Queen, and seizing her hands, kissed and
fondled tlicm, uttering at the same time
the most dismal cries and lamentations.
The Queen seemed deeply affected, and
after embracing each In turn she raised her
arms above her head and sang a low, sol
emn chant, probably a farewell" benedic
tion, and then, covering her face with her
dress, 'she broke away from the weeping
women and took refuge in a tent. The chief
also embraced both women and men,
giving each of the latter a departing sou
venir In the shape of $2.
ON THE ORINOCO.
O ncof tbemen, whospeaks a iittleEngllsh,
said that they arc to meet again In two
years on the banks of the Orinoco River.
They start on their southern Jouney by
various routes to-day.
It seems that the cause of the trouble
yesterday afternoon was that Micha, who
has the funds of the tribe, had deposited
about $5,000 In one of the banks. The
men thought he ought to divide the money
equally among them, and on his refusing
todoso a general row ensued, In which four
of the men were badly cut and bruised,
and a woman bad her arm broken.
Hon. John G. .Carlisle.
ASK MR. CLEVELAND.
A S"rions Loudon Newspaper's Lit
tle Nicaragua Conundrum.
London, Aug. 21. Tbe St. James Ga
zette in a leading editorial asks the ques
tion: "How does Great Britain stand
with the United Stales in regard to the
Nlcaraguan CanalJ" Pursuing the sub
ject, the paper adds: f
"It would be well for-Mr.Oeorge Curzon,
under secretary for-foreign affairs, to
put the question in the House of Commons
and obtain a clear answer.
"Asfar as can be seen, we are beading
straight for a crisis, and there will be either
a diplomatic deadlock between the two
countries or an English surrender of Im
portant treaty rights." i
FIGHTING IN GUATEMALA
Soldiers and Indians Engaged With
More Troops Are Ordered to tbe
Frontier, and a Battle Is
San Francisco, Aug. 21. A special to
the Call from Santa Ana, Salvador, says:
Parties Just arrived from the Salvador
Guatemala frontier says that -400 soldiers,
formed of Cojutepecue Indians, the brav
est Hghters of Central America, reached
Apucban on Friday, taking the station
thero and awaiting the arrival of the first
command, which is to bo distributed among
tho whole frontier along the La Paz River.
Saturday morning a numlvr of Cojutc
pecues got drunk and crossed into Guate
malan territory, where they committed
many excesses and started to burn huts,
when the Guatemalan picket, composed of
forty-two men, underi command of Lieut.
Ynocente Rodriguez,' attempted to drive
the Cojutepecues Dy force, which the In
A fight lasting an hour and a half en
sued, resulting In the deathof seven Guate
malans and Tour Salvadorans. Tho woun
ded were twelve Guatemalans and six Sal
vadorans. Tho Indians, numbered twenty
eight. Tbe Indians In the mean time sent for aid.
When the Guatemalans saw the Cojutepecue
reinforcements coming they fled, closely
pursued by the Indians for two miles. AtB'
o'clock Saturday evening the Guatemalans,
reinforced to 100 men, under command of
Wenccsalao Uribe, returned and attacked
the Indians, who were carousing, but who
also had 140 men. The Indians attempted
to retreat out of tbe country, when they
were attacked and a fierce fight ensued,
which only ended with darkness. Both
parties then rested on their arms, burying
Early Sunday morning" the fight was re
sumed. The Guatemalans were again
forced to Dee, leaving six dead, eleven
wounded, and twenty-one prisoners in the
hands of the Cojutepecues. At noon the
Cojutepecues recrossed the frontier. The
Guatemalans now number 4 CO soldiers
on La Paz River, and win await further
instructions.- The-, Guatemalans near the
frontier are assuming a threatening atti
tude. It will be difficult to avoid serious
VTlfe'Murder and Suicide.
Macomb, 111., Aug21. Wm. Blanchard,
a prosperous farmer, 'living near Prairie
City ..ahot-ainl instantly killed his wife on
Sunday. He then shot himself and fell
across her dead body. 'He Is believed to be
fatally ? ounded. The couple had not lived
together for nearly a year, and Blanchard
had made an. unsuccessful attempt at a
DOLLAR GAS ARGUMENT
Commissioners Put the Company
on the Rack.
AN IMPROMPTU HEARING
Superintendent Leltch Appeared to
Support a Claim for Excessive
Lighting and Was Questioned by
tbo Board Some Pointed Queries
Put to Him Elusive Answers.
Dollar gas was a theme of dlf curslon this
morning between the Commissioners and
representatives of the Washington Gas
Light Company, and the qucstiou was
pretty thoroughly ventilated.
Supt. Leltch and Secretary Bailey, of the
coniiany, called on the beard to ask that
an item be inserted in tbe next deficiency
bill submitted to Congress to make good
the loss suftained by complying with a
schedule for street lighting, imposed by the
District authorities, which, it was alleged,
amounts to about $1,000
This expense was incurred by over light
ing, the contract number of hours being
exceeded by thirty-six hours per lamp
during the month of June.
The statement was made by Mr. Bailey,
and Superintendent Leitch argued that
in order to carry out the instructions re
ceived from the Commissioners office
the company had supplied the gas, "de
livered the goods," he said, and in justice
and equity the company was entitled
"It the Commissionershaven'tthemoney
no tund upon which to draw we ask only
that the item be placed lu the deficency
as an Indorsement ot tbe honesty or our
Tbe Commissioners consented to take
up and consider the proposition, and also
to give attention to another claim pre
sented by the company involving pay
ment tor seventeen lamps lighted that
were not scheduled. This latter claim origi
nated In 1892 .
When the question arose Involving the
price paid for gas, one of the members
ot the board mado an interesting side sug
gestion. "I wish," ho said, "that you would con
lude to give us dollar gas."
"I wish we were able to do so," re
sponded Mr. Leitch. 'There Is .no man
more willing than I am to reduce tbe price
ot consumption, but wo cannot do it."
"How dor you account tor the success at
tending the reduction or the price In Phila
delphia?" he was asked. 'They charged
your present rates there and out ot tbe
profits paid tho cost ot lighting tho city."
"Philadelphia owns the gas plant," said
tho superintendent. "There are no charges
for taxes, no Interest on bonds, and there
Is a great deal less expense attached than
there is here."
"In what respect, Mr. Leitch?"
"I have just stated some ot the items,
and I might add that the gas company here
Is at the mercy of the Standard Oil Com
pany,, which Imposes rules for us that we
have to meet. For one thing, it requires
us to erect special tanks In which to dump
oil delivered at the wharf, in order that it
can ship by water Instead ot by rail. We
pay $40,000 In taxes to the District, out
side of real estate values.
"Nevertheless, Philadelphia reduced
the price of -gas, Mr. Leitch, and It would
seem that Tour comnanr should be able to
in on " nhcprvotl tho Cnmmismionen. "Yon '
have had a monopoly here for a long time,
and have made a great deal or money."
"Yes, but It cannot be done. We are In
favor of having cheaper gas just as soon
as it can be accomplished. We are willing
to make it Just as cheap as any other com
pany In the world can produce It."
"The tendency Is to cheaper gas."
"I know it. and we are willing to meet
It, but to reduce the price no w to $1 would
knock off $225i000, or 20 per cent, from
the gross receipts of the company."
"Do yoa say It is Impossible to declare
a dividend at$l per thousand fcef
"Yes: it cannot be done fur quite a while,
and we are doing all we can to hasten
the time when it can be done by encour
aging day consumpption and by other
means. The first year the company would
Mr. Lcltcb did not say what he thought
would result from the second year's busl
nessarter the red uctlontojl.andby mutual
DANA DAVENPORTS EFFECTS.
Box Supposed to Contain Tbem Re
ccived lu New York.
The State Department received Informa
tion this morning that a hot addressed to
the Department from the United States
consul at Glasgow, and supposed to con
tain the clothes and other effects of Dana
Davenport, of Anacostia, who was killed
near the Scotch city on July 20, had been
received at New York.
The Department requested police head
quarters lo notify Rev. Mr. Davenimrt,
and telegraphed authority to New York
to ascertain what the box contained.
GOOD HOPE FOR WALLER
Release and Indemnity to Be De
manded of France.
Ambassador EustU Will Receive Defi
nite Instructions Very Soon Delay
In Securing tbe Records.
The case of John L. Waller, ex-consul or
the United States at Tamst jve.Madagascar,
and now in prison In France, has assumed
a phase that justifies this Government In
the belief that Waller's days of confinement
are nearly ended, and that he will soon be
restored to liberty.
It can be stated on the highest authority
that the only reason why Ambassador Eus
tls has not been Instructed to demand Wal
ler's Immediate release is that such a course
might weaken the claim for indemnity
which the United States proposes to make
against Franco for tbe confiscation of the
rubber concession In Madagascar.
The President atd Secretary Olney are
now thoroughly satisfied that Waller's
military trial was not conducted in a
proper manner, and that Ills conviction of
the crime of treason was based on the flim
It will Iw a matter of a very short time,
a few weeks ierliaps, before Secrttary
Olney will Instruct Ambaceador Eustis
to secure Waller's release and make a
claiai for li.d-mnity against the French
government on account of tbe confiscation
of his concetsion. Instructions were sent
to Mr. Eustis July 31 to press his emphatic
request for a copy of the record of evi
dence on which the ex-consul was de
clared a felon.
Mr. Eustis failed to secure the record,
anil, on August 5, further instructions
were sent him, even more cmpliatlc than
the first. Communications received from
the amhassador tell of Ills efforts to secure
a copy of the record from the French minis
try for foreign affairs, and of his several
failures through Hie temporizing policy
pursued by theauthorities.
After considerable delay and repeated
requests he lias been furnished a copy
of the charges and specifications and of
the sentence imposed upon Waller. He
then renewed bis demand for a copy of the
c idence, and was at first told that it would
be granted very soon, as tbe record had
been received in France.
But, according to bis latest advices to
this government, the French ministry has
told him, with tliat lack ot consistency
which appears to liave marked the entire
negotiations, that tue record ot evidmce
is In Madagascar, and cannot be furnished
without great iU lay.
A Preacher Injured.
Rockville. Md., Aug. 21. William Cook,
a colored preacher, residing on Hie farm of
Mr. Charles n. Brooke, near Mechanics
ville, met with a serious accident at the
railroad station here. He was a passenger
on the T.S0 train from Washington, and
upon its arrival here was asleep and did
not make any attempt to get off until
the train had started. He was thrown on
tbe platform and rolled between It and
Ihe cars. He was seen to roll by the con
ductor and the train was stopped imme
diately. When picked up it was fOLnd
that he had received a bad scalp wound
and was also injured In the back and
Sunk by the Blako.
Chatam, Mass, Aug. 21. The United
Slates survey steamer Blake ran into and
sank the catboat Hector, of Chatham, on
the shoals yesterday. The Hector was
lobsterlng and had become becalmed, mak
ing 11 Impossible for her to get out ot the
steamer's track. The crew saved their
fives by grasping the chains or the steamer
and climbing aboard. The Hector is a total
Colll-ilon at Sea.
Tort Monroe, Va., Aug. 21. The steamer
Georgia, from Baltimore, ran into the
schooner Aaron Ruppert, from Savannah
for Baltimore, with lumber, off Point
Lookout about midnight. The schooner
leaked badly and was towed Into shallow
Will Not Join.
London, Aug. 21. Tho Westminster Ga
zette says that Try and Hemingway have
added themselves to the number of athletes
who will not Join the team of the London
Athletic Club which it Is proposed to send
to New York.
Fort Monroe, Va., Aug. 21. The train
ing ship Monongahela, with tbe naval ca
dets on board, arrived from Madeira List
Bank Receiver's Salt.
Wichita, .Kas., Aug. 21. The receiver
of Wichita National Bank has brought suits
in tbe United State circuit court for over
E IK FINE fUTfl
Carries Everything Before Him a
FREE SILVER TURNED DOWN
Boss Brlco Is as Good as Boss Quay
and Boss Gorman, Rewards Hhg
Friends and Punishes His Enemies,
and Gives Aid and Comfort tr
Convention Hall, Springfield, Ohio, Aug.
21. When the representatives of the
Democracy of Ohio assembled this morning
in the City Hall it was with a feeling of
doubt and uncertainty as to what events
werelnstore for the day
Ex-Gov. Campbell's announcement as
his ultimatum tliat he could not and would
not accept the gubernatlonal nomination
fell like a bombshell among the delegates
when they arose this morning, although
few of them were disposed to accept the
statement us any more final than the pre
vious ones of the same tenor that havecome
from the same source.
Then it was developed that In addition
to the contest on the financial plank there
would 1 a bitter fight on the floor against
tho report of the credentials committee
seating the Brice delegates from Cleve
land, so that tha prospects were good for
a series of exciting episodes.
At 10.23 State Chairman M. A. Smal
ley called the convention to order. He
refrained from making a sjieech himself.
Prayer was offered by Rev. S. F. Breck
enridge, and then, amid more cheers, Sena
tor Calvin S. Brlco was presented as tem
porary chairman. Senator Brice said:
SENATOR HRICE'S SPEECn.
Gentlemen of the convention: I recog
nize and honor the responsibility or the po
sition which has Leen assigned me, and
shall endeavor to rill it to the best of my
ability, with perfect impartiality, and due
regard for the rights of each and every dele
gate. We were beaten In oar strongholds,
as well as in doubtful places, and It is Idle
to talk of Its being the fault of any one man,
or any single act of the party , Or any of the
minor causes that affect iiolitlcal success.
Tunic and fear have paEsedaway.
The beneficence or Democratic legisla
tion has already produced and is produc
ing its effects. Faith is rapidly being re
stored, confidence re-established, and busi
ness everywhere reviving, and it is now
clear that It is only a question of time,
either in November of this year or of next
ear, when the American people will re
ward the Democratic party Tor its pro
found service to the Republic
Tbe three great promises made to the
American people in 1892 have been more
nearly fulfilled and carried more nearly
into execution than any three promises
ever made by any party In any platform.
What were they? They were summed
up by Samuel J. Tllden forty vears ago as
home rule, sound money and free trade
as nearly as Governmental requirements
permit; and under the very shadow of the
disaster brought on this country by the
Republican laws against which we pro
tested and whose repeal we demanded
the force bill, the McKinley bill and th
These promises were fulfilled. Tbe Demi
cratic party repealed and wiped from the
statute books the force bill, and gave home
rule to Ibis country, as far as your national
legislature bad anything to do with the
question, and next repealed unconditionally
the Sherman silver law and thereby pre
vented tbe absolute bankruptcy of ther
Unlted States Treasury, which was im
minent, and tbe third, and in the Demo
cratic heart the most desired,' the ripeal
of tbe McKinley bill, was secured against
tbe greatest obstacles and the fiercest
and bitterest opposition, and in its place
was passed a Democratic tariff bill which
will long stand as the law of the land.
I speak with some fullness of feallng
and knowledge of this particular bill, be
cause I took a great interest in it during:
Us consideration by the Senate.
THE SILVER DISPUTE.
After discussing at some length tho
revenue question Senator L.ce concluded
A declaration in favor or free and unlimi
ted coinage of silver, 1G to 1, made by this
convention would have uo pract.cal effect,
and it would mean an abandonment and
disclaimer of the splendid results of your
You nud I have possibly differed from
Mr. Cleveland at some time and in some
things, as it was our right, our privilege,
our duty to do so. It we were conscientious
in doing so, bat taking him by and large
be is the greatest statesman and party
leader ot Ins time
His democracy, bis honesty, hlr Integrity
and his continued attention lo business,
which constitutes gcniur.havc J-cver been,
excelled, and in my opinion Democratic
success in 1892 was largely due, as
Democratic success in 169G will alto be
largely due, lo tbe character or our.Demo
cratlc President, and to the high place
uKu which he has eought to place liia
party and bis administration.
CLEVELAND NOT SUGGESTED.
Do not understand me as suggesting tho
candidacy ot President Clevelai d for re
election. -No such Question is row before
us. You bavq heard .the Republican war
cry. Their statement that while lih the
tariff and sdver question will be dis
cusssed, neither will be the ifsue In tho
sense of obscuring other questions; that
the great paramount isssue upon which
the battles of this year and next will be
fought will be the record of the Democratic
party under President Cleveland; that the
question will be whether It is to be
Indorsed and Its policy continued, or
whether it shall be repudiated and its
We accept this, and on it will make our
contest, aud of the final judgment of tho
American people there can be no doubt.
The references of UieSenatortotliemoney
question were loudly applauded, an1
Continued on second page.
A Well-Dressed Man.
A man who looked so well dressed that
people turned to look at him was seen to
como out of Dyrenforth's yesterday. He
bad on one of their $G, $G, and $7 skeleton
serge coats that they are selling for $3.
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