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j TODAY'S FORECAST.
FOR DISTRICT OP SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA: FAIR WEATHER,
SLIGHTLY WARMER, WITH
WESTERLY WINDS.
VOL. XL. NO. 132.
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LOS ANGELES: TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1893.
UNDER THE BLACK FLAG.
Demonstrations of Idle Work
ingmen.
An Obnoxious Banner Hoisted
in Newark.
Emma Goldman Indulges In More
Incendiary Talk.
Thnnianda of Starving Poor Reported In
Mew York City—A Cry for Work
or Bread In Chicago—Fret-
BO'i Unemployed.
By the Associated Pren.
New York, Aug. 21.—The Unem
ployed workmen held a large parade to
day. At the head of the line marched
a man with a large black flag, upon
which in white letters were the words:
"Signs of the times—l am starving be
cause he is fat." Beneath was the pic
ture of a large well-fed man with a high
hat, and a starving workman beside
him. Another black flag with an
Inscription of similar purport, was
carried in the center of tbe line.
At tbe city hall Mayor Haynes,
who was on the steps, ordered the black
flag taken down, adding: "No one can
march through these streets unless the
stars and stripes are carried!"
Tbe flags were then kept out of sight
for a while, but hoisted again alter the
center of the city was passed. A meet
ing later was addressed by Emma Gold
man, an anarobist from New York, who
made a characteristic address.
None of tbe men in the procession
presented an appearance of starving.
EMMA. SPBAKB IN NEW YORK.
Nbw York, Aug. 21.—Emma Goldman
returned from Newark this afternoon in
time to make a rabid speech at a meet
ing of anarchists on the east side. She
said the black flag, the symbol of desti
tution and hunger, bad once more been
trodden under foot. This bad ref
erence to tbe patriotic utterance
of tbe mayor of Newark that
no procession should march with
out the stars and stripes.! Emma
told the crowd that tbe mayor tore tbe
black flag down. That he is a beast and
his time of retribution is nigb. She told
her bearers that they must go to the
Union square meeting tonight, armed,
if they wisbed to accomplish anything.
"Let olubs, (tones and other weapons be
opposed, to the clubs and revolvers of
the police," she shrieked, "for unless
this ia done your cause will not progress
The attendance at Union Square te
nlght was about 5000. There was no
disorder, and the speakers were per
mitted to shout to their heart's content.
Emma waa there again, and told the
men she was ashamed of America be
cause it made the rich very- rich and the
poor very poor. Kings and presidents
were all alike so far as opposing the
poor went. She told the people they
must get bread, get it bow they would.
Other speakers in German declared if
the people did not get bread, the scenes
ot Paris would be repeated in New Ywk.
THOUSANDS OF STARVINO POOR.
The committees appointed Sunday at
a meeting of tbe organized labor confer
ence, today formulated an address to the
people of tbe United States, declaring:
"One hundred thousand men, women
and children are nearing the verge of
starvation in this rich metropolis of
these free United States, and
hundreds of thousands of othera are
within a short distance from want
and its attendant suffering, misery and
crime. It falls upon the New York al
dermen to convene in special aession
and devise waye and meana for the em
ployment of the unemployed who seek
work in vain."
It charges that those who control the
industries and finances of the United
States are responsible for the employ
ment of labor, "and we demand of them
immediate relief for tbe. victims of a
system inherited from the ages of wrong
with which the poor have been op
pressed."
SIX BITS AND BOARD.
Fresno Rataln Orowera Pnylng Low
Wages for White Labor.
Frbbno. Aug. 21.—At a meeting of the
board of supervisors, • proposition of
citizens to begin the construction of
some reform hospital within the city
limits, this work to be done by unem
ployed laborers, and to be paid for from
the county funds, did not meet with ap
proval, and hence the work will not be
done at present. The city trustees to
night decided to accept the
proposition of several philanthro
pic gentlemen to give employment
to men from tbe free labor bureau.
Squads of 50 will be organized, and after
working two hours cleaning the streetß,
all will be given tickets for three meals.
This will prove a great blessing, as tbe
list of unemployed at the bureau has
reached nearly 700, and still growing.
A secret meeting of raisin-growers was
held this afternoon, at which about 200
irrowera and employers were present.
They were in aeaaion abont
two hours.- and Before they adjourned
adopted a rate to be paid for labor dur
ing thia pack, and agreed to give prefer
ence to white men. The price agreed
upon waa 75 centa a day and board, or
$1.15 without board. Aa the Chinese
contractors are holding out for $1.40, the
big cut made by the growera ia quite
significant. Nearly 100 white men were
taken out to tbe vineyarda thia after
noen to work for aix bite and board.
No more trouble ie anticipated, bnt in
view of tbe threats made the chief of
police applied to tbe city trnateea to
night for additional officers. He waa
given carte blanche to employ any and
all men he might ace fit. About 25
additiona will be made to tbe force at
once and a thorough patrol of the city
kept up.
Packing House Employees Strike.
Kahbas City, Aug:. 21 —Forty-five
machinist* in tbe> nackino house owned I 1
by Armour & Co., all of the 165 batchers
employed by Swift & Co., and all but 05
butchers in the employ of Swartzchild
& Sulzberger, who will close work
when they have killed the cattle for
export on hand, are on a strike against
a reduction of 10 per cent in wages
which took effect today. The order
affects the machinists not only in
Armour's plant, but is directed againat
all the men employed by the other two
companies. It ia probable that
more of the machinists in
Armonr'a will join the strikers
in a day or two, and the strikers em
ployed by the two other companies will
probably be augmented. The reduc
tion in wages has been applied not only
to the local plants of the different com
panies, but to all their properties in
difterent cities. .
Work or Bread.
Chicago, Ana. 21.—About 50 men
gathered together and marched through
a down town street this afternoon,
shouting, "We want bread!" After
marching a few squares they halted in
front of tbe city hall, where their arrival
created some excitement. Mayor Harri
son and other officers gazed out upon
the crowd, whereupon the men shouted :
"We want work or bread 1" The crowd,
however, soon melted away without
further incident.
The Strike Still On.
Pittsburg, Kas., Aug. 21. —It was ex
pected that today would see the close of
tbe Kansas coal miners' strike, but the
strike is atill on, the managers of the
atrike having suddenly discovered an
article of agreement abont the settle
ment of tbe grievances, which they de
clare ia obnoxious. At aeveral points
where negroes have been brought in,
threats of dynamite, in case they are put
to work, are made by the strikers.
Idle Men Given Work.
Pittsburg, Aug. 21.—Employment
was given today to between 12,000 and
15,000 idle men in this vicinity by the
resumption of operations in the iron and
steel plants. Among the mills return
ing are the Black Diamond Steel works,
portions of Jones & Laughlinls iron and
steel plant and the National Tuba
works.'
An Array of Strikers.
a... «i iii, v, *»n inn.n.
London, Aug, 21.—The threatened in
vaaion of Ebbw Vale, Wales, by an army
of 30,000 striking cost miners from tbe
Rhonda valley, whose intention is to
force tbe non-union miners to quit work,
has not yet occurred. Every prepara
tion has been made to receive the
strikers by the military.
Longshoremen Strike.
Nbw York. Aug. 21. —'Longshoremen
to the number oi 1000 on the Mallory,
Ward and Clyde lines struck today
against a rednction of 25 per cent in
wages.
NKOBO DEMOCRATS.
— 1 f
A Geri«at Cm r.rence or Colore* »>*»3
—~—* T:gF*.»os In" Washington.
Washington, Aug. 21.—The first gen
eral conference of negro Democrats waa
held in thia city today and was charac
terized by great harmony. About 50
delegates were present. The object of
the conference is to take steps toward
extending tbe Negro National Demo
cratic league by organizing subordinate
atate leagnea. C. H. J. Taylor of Kan
sas presided, and appointments
were made for various etatea.
Among other matters tbe conference
discussed the silver question. James A.
Rosa of lowa apoke for free siiver. Reso
lutions were adopted expreaaing confi
dence tbat President Cleveland will
properly treat the claims of colored
citizens to office, urging tbat the colored
people make friends with the best peo
ple of the communities where they
live, and hoping "they will not be led
off by wild Populist vagaries."
Tho Farmers' Encampment.
Mount Gkktna, Pa„ Aug. 21.—The
first encampment of the National Farm
ers' Alliance began here today, a'hd by
evening 11 states were represented.
Not much business was done today, but
tbe oratorical battle is expected to open
fairly tomorrow, Tbe competitive
prizes offered for alliance exhibits have
stimulated much rivalry, and entries
have been mado by 50 organizations
from the southern and western and
middle states. At this evening'a meet
ing C. A. Powers of TerreHaute, Ind.,
and Hugh J. McDowell of Nashville
made addresses in behalf ol free coinage
of silver.
Paying Ont Gold.
Washington, Aug. 21.—Orders have
been issued by tbe treasury department
to all the sub-treasurers to pay out gold
over the counters the sam*. as other
classes of money. The effect of this is
to practically place the gold reserve
among the available treasury cash as
sets. As the result, the gold balance ia
somewhat reduced, being slightly below
$100,000,000. Tbe net treasury balance
ia $11,720,000.
Mascot Will Never Pace Again.
Buffalo, N. V., Aug. 21.—1t ie feared
Mascot, tbe champion pacer, has run his
last race. At Fort Wayne, Saturday,
the gelding was withdrawn from a race
because his condition was totally unfit
to finish. An examination by a veterin
ary surgeon disclosed the fact that Mas
cot had foundered. Mascot paced the
fastest mile on record, in 2 -.04.
Increase or tho Ucrman Navy.
Berlin, Aug. 21.—Vice Admiral Holt
mana, secretary of state for naval affairs,
is said to have obtained tbe approval of
Dr. Miquel and several other ministers
of hia plan of spending 40,000,000 marks
on new warships, in order that Germany
may not fall too far behind France and
Russia in naval armament.
Concrete of Klectrlclane.
Chicago, Aug. 21. —The world's eon
greaa of electricians convened today,
with a large attendance. After the pre
liminary address Dr. Yon Helntbolt of
Germany was made honorary president,
and Prof. Elisha Gray, secretary.
Fire at llauford.
FkkbNo, Aug. 21.—At 11:30 tonight
th« stores of Simon Merasse <& Co. and
Kutner, Goldstein & Co., at Uanford,
burned. No particulars are obtainable.
Twisted silk banjo strings, the beat.
Fitxuerald's. Soring and Franklin ats.
DEFAULTER DONALDSON.
A Kansas Bank President's
Big Shortsge.
Swindling Operations Covering
A Wide Field.
A Warrant Issued for His Arrest,
Bnt Too Late.
Ho Has Disappeared, Leaving a Deficit
of Aboftt SOOO.OOO—A Parcel of
Bank-Wreckers Arreated at
Indianapolis.
By ihe Associated Press.
Kansas City, Aug. 21.~Henry Wool
tner, attorney for Special Bank Exam
iner Latimer, acting as agent of the
First National bank of Marion, Kan.,
filed attachments today against George
D. Galbraitb, special bank examiner in
charge of the National Bank of Kansas
City, the National Bank of Commerce
and the American National bank, by E.
M. Donaldson, president of the First
National bank of Marion, Kan. It is
charged Donaldson secured loans from
the bank of which he was president, for
bis personal use, without adequate se
curity. He has since disappeared, and
tbe bank is short $23,013.
James Doughty of Sioux City arrived
today, and after a conference with At
torney Woolmer and Bank examiner
Latimer, awore out a warrant for Don
aldson's arrest, for alleged embezzle
ment, misappropriation and forgery,
Tbe facts told by Mr. Doughty make
Donaldson's embezzlement from the
Marion bank appear simply a drop in
the bucket, compared with the ex
banker's transactions in lowa.
Donaldson, in the 80' a, besides own
ing a majority of the stock of the First
National bank of Marion, Kan., con
trolled two state banks. His transac
tions through them were successful
and in 188G he closed out
two small banks, and securing consider
able money from the Marion bank,
Btarted tbe Union Trust company of
Sioux City, la. As feeders for it he es
tablished a chain of banks in lowa, 11
in number. His ventures, however, did
not develop according to expectations,
and from subsequent evente it be
comes apparent that he determined to
realize what cash be could aud leave
the country. Accordingly last winter he
opened a branch office here and disposed
of a large amount of securities and as
set* oi the lowa concern. The Union
Trust company was among tbo first
financial institutions to go under when
the financial difficulties began last
spring. With it went down the 11 lowa
banks.
Doughty, who waa interested in tbe
Union Trust company, aays aa examina
tion of tbat company's affairs and the
affairs of the 11 lowa banks, shows a de
ficit of at least $600,000.
THE DRAGNET OF JUSTICE.
iVholesale Arrests or Bank Wreckers at
Indianapolis, Aug, 21, —Thia after
noon Theodore S. Haughey, president
of the wrecked Indianapolia national
bank, waa arreated at hia home near thia
city on a warrant sworn out by Receiver
Hawkins, charging him with embezzle
ment and misapplication of funds and
credits of the bank. Simultaneously
with the arrest of Haughey, federal
officers arrested hia son, Schuyler C.
Haughey, president of tbe Indianapolis
Onrled Hair works and tbe Indianapolis
Glue works, and later Francis A. Coffin,
president of the Indianapolis Cabinet
company, Percival Coffin, vice-president
of the company, and Albert Reed, treas
urer of the aame concern. Young
Haughey, the Coffins and Reed are
ohaiged with having aided and abetted
the elder Haughev in the embezzlement
and misappropriation of credits charged
against him. The arrested men were
taken before United States Commis
sioner Van Buren who released them on
a bond furnished as follows: Theodore
Haughey, $10,000; Schuyler C.
Haughey, $10,000; Francis A. Coffin,
$5000; Percival Coffin, $5000, and Albert
T. Reed, $6000.
A Utah Embezzler.
Ooden, Utah, Aug. 21.—Today a war
rant was issued for the arrest of Alfred
H. Nelson, formerly secretary and man
ager of the Ogden building and savings
association, thia city, for embezzlement
of funds of the company. It is estimated
that tbe shortage is about $13,000. Nel
son and family left for parts unknown
early this morning.
Naval Conrts nt Mare Island.
Vallejo, Cal., Aug. 21. —A naval
court of inquiry met at Mare Island
navy yard today for the purpose of in
quiring into the charges preferred
against Major Henry A. Bartlett, com
mandant of the marine barracks there,
by Captain Henry Clay Corcoran, and
also the Charges preferred against Cap
tain Corcoran by Major Bartlett. Cap
tain Louis Kempff, commander of the
Monterey, preeided.
Tbe general courtmartial which has
been in session at Mare Island since
Angust 7th for the trial of Paymaster J.
C. Sullivan concluded its labors today,
when the members of tbe court were re
lieved from further connection with the
court, pending the action of Secretary
Herbert on the findings. Today's pro
ceedings were signed and transmitted to
Washington for linal action.
Libel Suit* DitmlMed.
San Rafael, Cal., Aug. 21.—The
charges of libel against Congressman
Bowers and Editora Beermaker and
Harbrough of San Diego were, upon
motion of District Attorney Cochrane,
dismissed in the superior court thia
morning. The libel case of W. B. Winn, *
editor of the Marin County Journal, waa
continued for one week.
The world's fair will cause a rush.
Order eaily. Full stock, good fit, mod
erate prices. Gets, fine tailoring, 112
Weet Third street.
ROUGH ON STANLEY.
Dr. Carl Peters Scores the Great Afrl-
can Explorer.
New York, Aug. 21.— Dr. Carl Peters,
the African explorer, talking today
about Stanley, made some severe com
ments on that gentleman's way of
treating bis fellow travelers. "Stanley
lived on good food himself," said Dr.
Peters, "and allowed hia men to live as
the negroes did. French missionaries
told me they visited Stanley's camp at
Usumbrir and saw Stanley sitting at tbe
head of the table, eating European diet
and dtinking claret, while Kmin Pasha
and other members of the party ate ne
groes' diet and drank water. Some of
the white men of the party had to aban
don their tents and sleep in the open
air, ao that Stanley's wine could be
taken along.
"I was also told by one of the mis
aionarien tbat when one of Stanley's
companions had fever and was unable
to go on, Stanley took a horsewhip and
flogged him, saying: 'If mv white men
fall down, what will the negroes do?'"
Feterß had much more to say in the
same vein. He is inclined to the belief
that Emm Pasha ia still living.
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
The Livestock Exhibit Opened—Lara
Chicago, Aug. 21.—The total art mi s
eioriß to the warld'a fair today were 158,
--734, of which 129,019 were paid.
The exhibition of livestock opened
this morning at the stock pavilion, in
the presence of 20,000 people. It is said
to be the largest and most complete
exhibition ever held on the American
continent. It will remain open till the
28th inst, There are 1017 horses, 1800
head of sheep, 1200 cattle and 1500 hogs.
They are housed in 40 stables, each 70
feet long and 42 feet wide, at the south
end of tbe grounds.
The czar of Kußßia has horses on ex
hibition. Borne with pedigrees running
back 125 years. Two stallions of this
group are valued at "ever $100,000 each.
Tbe horses are classed as standard
Urloff trotters, heavy and light,
OrfbfF half dress saddle, or weight car
riers, for heavy cavalry service. Tbe
imperial etables of Germany are also
represented. An exhibition will be
given in tbe pavilion each day.
BIDS OPENED.
Competition for the Naw Constuctlo
Work at the Insane Asylum.
San Bernardino, Aug. 21. —The board
of trustees of the Southern California
asylum for insane and ineoriates opened
bide for the erection of a new ward of
the building today. The bids on the
subdivision work were aa follows l
, Mason ami iron work —Duvall, Mills St
t. Co., Hon Francisco, $55,000; Dewar &
i Ohisholm, San Bernardino, $51,185; A.
t McNally, Loa Angeles, $04,867; Pacific
i Construction company, San Francisco,
$38,450; Riley & Loane, San Francisco,
) $60,900; Earp, San Francisco, $70,840.
Carpenter work—Duvall, Mills & Co.,
i $24,000; Dewar & Chisholm. $21,500;
■ D. Kilpatrick, San Bernardino, $22,
--479; G. Davis, San Bernardino, $20,948;
A. Campbell, San Francisco, $25,863;
Andersen Bros., $25,970; Pacific Con
struction company, $19,910.
1 Tbe bids on galvanized iron and tin
work ranged ftom $4000 to $8000, and on
' plumbing and gas fitting, from $7000 to
: $10,000.
Tbe awards will be made tomorrow.
WELCOME COMPETITION.
Another Steamer Pat on Between Ban
Francisco and Loa Angeles.
San Francisco, Aug. 21.—The new
transportation syndicate organized last
Thursday by the Johnson-Locke com
pany, Louis Floss & Co., the Alaska
Commercial company and others, to ex
tend the trade of San Francisco with
southern ports, have leased tbe steam
ship Bertba in addition to the St. Paul.
Arrangements have already been made
for a system of agencies at the
principal ports. The company hope
to be able to announce rates
within a week. The first steamer
to go will be the St. Paul, and she will
probably get away before September
15th. It will not be many days there
after when the Bertha will leave. The
St. Paul will ply between San Francisco
and all the important points in Lower
California, the Gulf of California and
Mexico, while the Bertba will , run to
Port Harford, Los Angelea and San
Diego.
The Oakland Water Front War.
San Francisco, Aug. 21.—Judge Mc-
Kenna today decided the injunction pro
ceedings of the Southern Pacific rail
road against the city of Oakland to
prevent interference with the railroad's
business. The temporary injunction is
continued and the city of Oakland is en
joined from interfering with the railroad
company uhtil tbe ownership of the
Oakland water front is decided, and
everything must remain in the same
condition as when suit waa begun. This
prevents the railroad from closing Broad
way by putting up a fence which was
torn down by tbe city of Oakland.
San Francisco's Unemployed.
San Francisco, Aug. 21.—There are at
present about 10,000 men out of employ
ment in tbia city, and 5000 have already
registered as applicants for work in the
midwinter fair. The managers of the
fair state it will do no good for men to
come to San Franeiaco for employment,
aa there are more men here than can be
used.
Death or Major Tnlmage.
Champaign, 111., Aug. 21.—Major Wil
liam Talmage died in this city today.
Lie waa a cousin of Rev. T. DeWitt Tal
mage.
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■ '
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Ladies' hats cleaned, dyed, reshaped 1
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THROUGH THE HEART.
A HAN THOUGHT TO BE AN
TOWO TOLILLER OP VENTURA
COMMITS SUICIDE BY SHOOT
INQ.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TOOK THEM BY SURPRISE
Speaker Crisp Announces the
Committees.
Radical Changes in the Heads
of Some of Them.
The Majority of the Chairmanships
Given to Southerners.
Springer Removed from the Ways and
means Committee, and Wilson
Placed In His Stead—Watch
dog Holman Deposed.
By the Assorts ted Press.
Washington, Aug. 21.—Interest In th»
financial discussion in the house dwar'
ed today in the greater interest every*
one felt in the announcement of the
standing committees by Speaker Crisp.
No one was prepared for the radical
changes made in the personnel of aome
of the important committees.
Springer, of Hlinoia, gives way to Wil
son, of West Virginia, as chairman of
the ways and meana committee, and the
llHnoißan gets the chairmanship of tbe
committee on banking and currency.
Holman, of Indiana, the venerable
"watch dog of the treasury," ie depoaed
from the committee on appropriationa
in favor of Sayere, of Texas, and given
the head of the committee on Indian
affairs.
Bland of Missouri ia retained at the
head of the committee on coinage, but
the free coinage people are disappointed
in the committee being changed ao aa to
leave much doubt whether ihe free
coinage people are not in tbe minority,
and whether the financial policy of the
administration may not find a majority
in the committee. Congressman Tracey
of New York, who ia an administration
man and second on the committee,
claims the speaker deferred to the re
pealing element to such an extent as to
make tbe committee "mildly free coin
age," and insists that, counting Kilgore
of Texas with tbe free coinage men, the
committee will only stand 9 to 8 for free
coinage.
The committee on banking and cur
rency is said to be opposed to free coin
age, 11 to 6.
The removal of Holman from the head
of the appropriationa oommitteeia inter
preted by come to mean that tbe speak
er favors more liberal appropriationa in
tbe Fifty-third congress.
The removal ot Springer from the ways
and means committee gives thia import*
ant chairmanship of tbe house to the
south, but it is said from this tbe make
up of the committee on waye and meana
does not indicate any essential change
from the policy of the last congress.
After the house mcc this morning
Powers of Vermont took the floor in sup
port of the repeal of the purchasing
clause of the Sherman act.
Hoover of Mississippi opposed uncon
ditional repeal of the silver purchasing
clause.
The debate was then suspended to
allow the speaker to announce the stand
ing and select committees for the prea
ent congress.
Then, on motion of Bland, Saturday
next was set apart for tbe general debate
on the Wilson bill, instead of debate
under the five-minute rule.
Cooper of Indiana spoke in opposition
to free coinage of silver, while Alexan
der of North Carolina advocated free sil
ver coinage and spoke for a larger cur
rency.
Sperry of Connecticut opposed free
coinage and advocated the Wilson bill,
and Cox of Tennessee argued against
tbe pending bill.
Settle of North Carolina opposed free
coinage of silver and favored the Wilson
bill.
A recesa was then.taken till 8 o'clock.
At the evening session McDonald
(Dem.,) of Illinois said he waa in favor
of free coinage of gold and silver at any
ratio that might be acceptable.
Bartlett (Dem.,) of New York aaid,
with the message of the president he ia
in thorough accord.
Stockdale (Dun.,) of Mississippi ar
gued that the Sherman bill had little to
do with the stagnation of business, but
that it waa attributable primarily to the
tariff.
The house then at 11:10 adjourned.
SENATE PROCEEDINGS.
A BUI In the Intermit of the Midwinter
Fair Patted.
Washington, Aug. 21.—The proceed
ings in the senate today did not excite
any unusual interest.
Peffer offered a substitute for the bill
to increase national bank circulation.
Chandler offered a resolution, which
was referred to the committee on privi
leges and elections, declaring John Mar
tin not entitled to a seat as senator from
Kansas, as no legal election was neld.
Stewart offered a resolution (agreed to)
calling on the secretary of the treasury
for a statement as to the silver bullion
purchased in July, with the prices, and
as to the silver bullion for sale in the
same month, with the prices aaked.
Tbe finance committee bill, reported
last Friday, to discontinue tbe purchase
of silver bullion, wae then taken up so
as to afford Morrill an opportunity of
addressing the senate in favor of the
bill. He first, however, asked and ob
tained an indefinite leave of absence,
remarking that he was in the senate
chamber today against the advice of
his physician. He then proceeded to
read a speech bearing the motto:
"Sound money cheats nobody."
At the close of Morrill's speech V*» ; .
hees presented a letter addressed te
him by the secretary of the ireajt,r?y
showing the probable cost <-j a \a'.»t
silver at a changed ratio, jui >»d .*
read by the clerk. (The iMtt* »me
transmitted by tha Associate* l'tata
Sunday night, Bnd published in »e«t«f>
dav'B Hkkai.d. —Kd. j
Tbe vote on the LeeMantH cc*« which
waa to have been taken today went over
to Wednesday.
A bill reported from the finance com- >

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