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THE SILVER DEBATE.
Senator Vest Attacks the
Coke Also Argues Against the
Sherman Defends the Conference
Teller and Stewart Succumb to the
Inevitable and Accept the
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Washington, July B.—ln the senate
today the conference report on the sil
ver bill was taken up. Vest stated the
reasons why he should vote against the
report. He said a large majority of the
senate had voted for the free coinage of
silver, but the conference report abso
lutely did away with all idea of free
coinage, and was intended to continue
the system under which silver has been
persistently degraded since 1873. He
was anxious to see an absolute parity
between the two metals as money metals.
»>le would like to see the time when six
teen ounces of silver would purchase an
ounce of gold, and when an ounce of
gold would continue, as at present, to
purchase sixteen ounces of silve. He
read the closing clause of the second
section of the conference bill, "It being
the established policy of the United
State to maintain the two metals on a
parity with each other upon the present
legal ratio, or such ratio as may
be provided by law," and asked
why that declaration had been
inserted; why that stump speech had
been injected into the stomach of the
bill. It had been put in, he said, for
the purpose of saying to the treasury
department that until silver had come
to a parity with gold it should pay out
gold, and public business should be con
ducted on a gold basis. He, for one,
would never vote to maintain and con
tinue that practice. He had never been
a "silver man" for the purpose of boom
ing silver or increasing its price. He
was against that and all other forms of
subsidy. The conference bill might
give an increased market for silver, but
the principle for which the senate voted,
that the two metals should be on a par
ity, had been given away in that bill,
absolutely and completely.
Coke Concurs With Vest.
Coke expressed concurrence in the
conclusion reached by Vest. He could
not support the conference bill. The
senate conferees had not represented
the bill of the senate which had de
clared for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver. On the con
trary, they had assented to a
bill which provided definitely for
a cessation of the further coinage of sil
ver at all. There was no compulsion on
the secretary of the treasury to coin sil
ver after the lst of July, 1891. Silver
coinage was then left to the discretion
of the secretary, and such discretion was
equal to stopping the coinage of silver.
That was a fact well known and admit
ted in debate. He was opposed to buy
ing a single ounce of silver now, not to
be coined. He was opposed to the United
States going into the warehouse busi
ness for silver or any other products. If
silver was not to be coined why should
it be purchased? If the object of the
bill was to advance the money power of
silver, why should its coinage be stopped
when coinage alone conferred upon it
the power of money? Two-thirds of
the people of the United States who
were in favor of free and unlimited coin
age of silver, and an admitted majority
in the senate were shocked at every turn
by the executive and the secretary of
the treasury. He proposed to vote
against the conference hill because he
preferred the law as it now stood.
Sherman Defends the Report.
Sherman defended and explained the
conference report. The question had
arisen in the conference committee, he
said, whether the two houses could be
brought to an agreement on the two
bills passed by them respectively. In
the first section of the conference bill
the language of the first section of the
bouse bill had been retained somewhat,
but the amount of silver to be purchased
bad been increased. Much to his regret
it had been fixed at a larger amount than
the entire American product of silver.
It had been made mandatory, not per
missive, on the secretary of the treasury
to buy four and a half million ounces of
silver each month, which at the rate of
$1.2!) an ounce (or sixteen to one) would
amount to a yearly issue of about
$70,000,000 in treasury notes. The
legal tender clauses in the house bill
and in the senate bill had been
somewhat different and somewhat
alike also, and the question
had come up in conference whether it
would be right to deprive the citizens of
the United States of the right to con
tract for their payment in gold or any
thing else. It had, therefore, been
agreed unanimously that the treasury
notes to be issued for silver, like tho
silver dollar on which they were based,
should be legal tender for all debts,
public and private, unless where other
wise stipulated in a contract. That
same clause was to be found in the
Ste\vart —Does the senator from Ohio
think ,here is any danger of the secre
tary ol the treasury failing to buy four
and a half million ounces of silver per
month, if he can get it at less than par,
as provided in the act?
Sherman—Not the slightest. The
senate cannot legislate on the idea that
an officer of the. government will not
execute the law. A suggestion has been
made about the president and secretary
haunting the capital in regard to the
bill. I have not seen either of them,
and I do not think a single conferee has
seen either of them during the confer
ence. The president of the United
States wLU do what he thinks is his
bounden duty to do under his obligation.
As to bis seeking to influence me or my
seeking to influence him, that is rather
beyond the bounds of reason.
Voorhees said the trouble about the
conference bill was not whether the sec
retary of the treasury would obey the
law. but that every single section of the
bill gave discretion to the secretary of
the treasury, who was "packed" against
silver. Every single section of the bill
conferred, and was intended to confer,
• discretion on the secretary of the treas
ury by \whieh he could destroy, dishonor
and degrade silver as money. He did
THE LOS ANGELES HEBALD; WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1890.
not reflect upon the present secretaiy of
the treasury. The treasury department
had been "packed" against silver ever
since he (Voorhees) had been a member
of the senate, not merely under the Re
publican party, but under his own party,
until he was weary of it.
Teller Bows to the Inevitable.
Teller said much as he disliked the
adoption of a hallway measure, he was
compelled to support the conference
bill as the only measure which could
bring relief to the people of the United
States for the next few months. Con- 1
gress would assemble in December,
next, and if the bill did not work well
it should be reformed next session. He
was restrained by courtesy due to an
other body, the lower house, from
expressing bis opinion with regard to its
course. That body, which had been
considered a representative body of the
American people, absolutely flouted in
the face of the American people the de
mand made upon it by Wall street, dis
regarding public sentiment. There had
been no lobby in either house, but there
never had been such pressure brought
upon congress as was brought upon it at
this session to defeat the free coin
age of silver. He believed it
impossible to secure free coinage at
the present session, be'eause the voice of
the majority of the house was stifled
and not to be heard, and it would never
be heard until the people of the United
States sent to the house and senate men
willing to represent them in spite of ex
Stewart said if the conference bill was
executed in good faith (as the senate
was bound to assume it would be) it
would give great relief. He was confi
dent that it would be an object lesson
that would lead to free coinage.
At 3 o'clock the conference report on
the silver bill went over till tomorrow,
and eulogies on the late Representative
Cox, of New York, were begun.
After eulogies on the late Representa
tive Cox, the Senate adjourned.
The Senate Bill Passed to Prevent Col
lisions at Sea.
Washington, July B.—ln the house,
today, the senate amendments were
concurred in, to the house bill for the
admission of the state of Wyoming.
On motion of Delegate Carey, of
Wyoming, the senate amendments"were
concurred in, to the house bill for the
disposal of abandoned military reserva
tions in Wyoming.
The speaker laid before the house the
senate bill to adopt regulations for pre
venting collisions at sea. The bill hav
ing been read, Dingley,of Maine, ex
plained that the purpose of the
bill was the adoption of regula
tions to prevent collisions at
sea, which had been unanimously
adopted by the international marine
conference. The members of the con
ference were of the opinion that the
code of signals provided in the bill would
prove more effective than any other that
could be devised.
The previous question was then or
dered and the bill was passed—yeas,
161; nays, 4.
Cannon, from the committee on rules,
reported a resolution for calling up the
original package and bankruptcy bills,
but I'ayson interposed the land grant
forfeiture bill, and the house refused to
consider the resolution.
Washington, July 8. —P. C. Sullivan
has heen appointed United States attor
ney for the district of Washington.
Brigadier-General Benjamin H. Grier
son, of the department of Arizona, was
placed on tbe retired list today.
Representative Belknap today re
ported favorably from the committee on
invalid pensions, the bills granting a
pension of $12 a month to all women
who served as army nurses in the late
war for a period of six months or more,
and who rendered services to the sick on
the battle field.
The house committee on elections dis
posed of the two Mississippi contested
election cases—Hill vs. Catchings, from
the third district, and Kernaghan vs.
Hooker, from the seventh. The decis
ion is in favor of the sitting Democratic
members, Catchings and Hooker.
Secretary Noble received late this
afternoon the following dispatch from
Superintendent Boutelle at the Mam
moth Hot Springs, Wyoming: "This
dispatch has just been received from
Morris Basin : 'At 4:15 p. m. there was
a severe shock of earthquake, followed
by a terrible roar, and the geyser called
the New Crater had an eruption. It is
throwing a column of steam, stones and
water about 200 feet in circumference to
a height of about 125 feet and shaking
the whole basin around that vicinity.'"
A Coachman Killed and Three Other
Persons Seriously Injured.
San Francisco, July B.—Martin Court
ney, a coachman in the employ of N. D.
Rideout, was almost instantly killed to
day by a team running away. Mrs Ride
out and two others in the carriage were
all thrown out on the pavement. Court
ney struck on his head. Mrs. Rideout
was badly cut about the head and
bruised about the body. It is also feared
Bhe sustained internal injuries that may
cause her death. The other two occu
pants were also severely injured.
Fire at Sonoma.
Sonoma, Cal., July B.—Fire broke out
last night in Pabst's tin shops. It de
stroyed the Occidental hotel and several
other buildings which were unoccupied.
The fire is supposed to have been the
work of an incendiary. The buildings
belonged to Mr. Mackin, and were unin
sured. Pabst had an insurance of sev
eral hundred dollars on his stock. The
losses are not given.
San Diego Notes.
San Diego, July B.—The board of di
rectors of the County Fair Association
today settled on Escondido as the place
of holding the next county fair, com
mencing September 29th and lasting
A new daily paper called the Preu
will make its appearance tomorrow as a
morning paper. It will be published at
Tulie Worßs Closed Down.
PITTSBUHG, July B.—The National
Tube Works at McKeesport, Pa., re
fused to sign the amalgamated scale, but
are willing to pay union wages. This
the men decline to accept. As a result,
the immense plant is idle. Four thous
and men are out of employment.
A Brewery Insolvent.
San Francisco, July 8. —The firm of
A. Anstett & Co., owners of the Lafay
ette brewery, filed a petition in insol
vency today, stating that their liabilities
amount to $15,800; assets, $17,000.
The President Goes Home.
Cape May, N. J., July B.—The presi
dent left this morning for Washington.
C. D. Piatt, the jeweler, lias removed to corner
oi First and Main streets, two doors below his
WEST COAST NOTES.
Pomona Gets the Agricul
A Fraudulent Detective Agency
A Memory Culturist's Fatal Absent
A Quarrel Over 'Women Results in Cold-
Blooded Murder and Suicide
Associated Press Dispatches. I
San Francisco, July B.—At a meet
ing of the University regents today,
Regent Houghton presented letters
from Pomona, asking that an agricul
tural station be established in that
locality. General John Wasson, of
Chico, and Rev. John D. H. Browne,
secretary of the Pomona board of trade,
appeared before the board and made an
earnest appeal for the location of the
station in that neighborhood. The con
ditions imposed by the regents have
been accepted by the people of Pomona,
and they are ready to subscribe $3,000
as well as land for the site. Pomona
was finally agreed upon for the station
QUARRELED OVER WOMEN.
A Lawyer Killed by a Saloon-keeper
who then Suicided.
Portland, Or., July 8. —News was re
ceived today from Elwood suburb, that
Charles H. "Hewitt, an attorney of this
city, was shot and killed by Charles
Belgarde, saloon-keeper. The sheriff
and coroner at once left for the scene of
the killing. Belgarde after killing Hew
itt, drew a dagger from his pocket and
cut his own throat from ear to ear. The
bodies of both men were brought to
this city. The men quarreled over
About 11 p. m. Belgarde, who was
living alone, prevailed on Hewitt to ac
company him home. The men then
went to Belgarde's house and retired for
the night, occupying the same bed. This
morning they were seen together again,
still drinking. Leaving Clayton's sa
loon they returned to Belgarde's house.
Shortly after noon people heard tho
report of three pistol shots issue from
the house, and a few minutes afterwards
Hewitt was seen to come out of
the hack door, closely pursued by Bel
garde carrying a shotgun. While run
ning Hewitt was calling on Belgarde not
to shoot him. After going a short dis
tance he fell on his knees, it is supposed
from weakness, as he had received a
mortal wound while in the house from
a pistol shot.
When on his knees, Hewitt again be
sought Belgarde "for (rod's sake" not
to shoot him. Rising to his feet he
again started to run ahead. Belgarde
raised the shotgun to his shoulder and
fired. Hewitt ran a distance of about
forty feet and fell on his face. By-stand
era rushed to him and turned him over.
He gave one gasp and expired. The
fatal shot struck him in the left side and
made an ugly wound.
After Hewitt had fallen, Belgarde re
turned to the house. No one had the
courage to follow and arrest him. In a
few minutes the coroner and a deputy
sheriff arrived at the scene of the
While the body of Hewitt was being
cared for. the deputy sheriff went to the
house for the purpose of arresting Bel
garde. Going into the room he found
him lying on the floor in a pool
of blood, dead, with his throat
cut from ear to ear, holding a blood
stained revolver in his right hand. On
the wall before the body was hanging a
circular mirror, and Belgarde had evi
dently stood in front of the mirror while
cutting his throat. In this room was
also found the pistol with which Bel
garde shot Hewitt, all the chambers
Both bodies were brought to the
morgue, and an inquest will be held to
morrow. The affair caused great excite
ment in the city, and large crowds vis
ited the morgue to view the remains.
A Later Account.
Portland, July 8. —Charles H. Hewitt,
a well-known attorney of this city, was
shot and killed at Sellwood today by
Charles Belgarde, proprietor of the Si.
Charles hotel, at Sellwood. Belgarde,
after the shooting, committed suicide
by cutting his throat from ear
to ear with a razor. The im
mediate cause of the shooting cannot
be learned as the men were alone when
the quarrel occurred. It is supposed,
however, to have grown out of a divorce
suit now pending between Belgarde and
his wife, who was represented by
Hewitt. Last night the two men
were drinking together in Clay
ton's saloon, opposite Belgarde's
hotel, and both are said to have been
under the influence of liquor. Hewitt
was 43 years of age. He leaves a widow
and considerable property. Belgarde
has been a well-known character about
the city for a number of years, and is
said to have borne an unsavory repu
GONE OUT OF BUSINESS.
The Fraudlent Pacific Coaat Detective
Agency is No More.
San Francisco, July B.—The Pacific
Coast Detective Agency, recently estab
lished here, has gone out of business,
and Chief Crowley has warrants for the
managers of the agency, William L.
Smith and a man named Appel, both of
whom are missing. Several weeks ago
advertisements began to appear in the
interior papers, offering good situations
to the right kind of men who wished to
become private detectives. Responses
to these advertisements were numerous.
Upon yisiting the oflice of the agency tho
applicants were briefly told that
the business of a detective involved
great deal of responsibility in the collec
tion of bills and working of cases ; much
money would pass through their hands
and they must furnish security for their
honesty in sums ranging from $50 to
$150, the money to be refunded when
the employee left the agency. In addi
tion to the amounts thus secured and
money collected by the concern for
other'parties, it is alleged the Bums
were raised by means of fraudulent
checks, making an aggregate of three
or four thousand dollars, which, it is be
lieved, the managers of the concern have
taken away with them.
WALKED OUT A WINDOW.
A Memory Teachee'a Freak of Abaent
San Francisco, July B.—Early this
morning Prof. H. C. Gaston, who has
been conducting memory classes at the
Young Men's Christian Association
building, Oakland, walked out of the
window of his room, on the fourth floor
of the Brunswick hotel, and had a mar
velous escape from death. The force of
his fall was broken by his alighting upon
an awning in front of a store. He re
bounded and slid off on to the pavement,
and escaped without a broken bone.
His fall was over forty feet. He was
evidently laboring under aberration of
mind, and was sent to the city jail to be
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La Grandb, Ore., July 8. —The super
visor of census for the second district of
OregonJ today announced the approx
imate population of the four leading
towns of Eastern Oregon as follows: The
Dalles, 3,000; Pendleton, 2,600; Baker
City and La Grande, each, 2,500.
Fladang Admitted to Bail.
San Francisco, July 8. —Edward
Fladung, accused of the murder of his
wife, was today admitted to bail by
Judge Wallace in the sum of $20,000.
Geneva, 111., July B.—James Harring
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the Democratic party in Illinois, died
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