MEETING THE ISSUE
Senator Blackburn Out
as a Champion of
DEFI TO HIS OPPONENTS.
Favors Opening the Mints to
the Unl.mited Coinage of
the White Metal.
ALWAYS FOR BIMETALLISM.
This Government, Says the Ken
tucklan, Should Not Walt for
LOUISV.ILLE, Ky., April 20.— 1n an in
terview published in to-day's Courier-
Journal Senator Blackburn in unmistak
able terms outlines his position on the
silver question and. boldly throws down
the gaunt-let to his opponents for similar
candor on the same subject. With his
usual aggressiveness the Senator almost
dares his opponents to meet him on the
issue he represents, and it may be assumed
the issue will be promptly accepted.
Senator Blackburn has written witn his
own hand the statement of the position on
which he expects to stand or fall in the
Senatorial race. He declares his position
as follows :
"If I have heretofore shown no disposi
tion to be interviewed by the daily papers
of this city, it has not been because of my
purpose to conceal from the people my
views on any public question, but because
I was anxious to avoid, if possible, a per
version and distortion to which my utter
ances have generally (of course uninten
tionally) been subjected.
"I never had, have not now and never
intend to have any secrets in politics. I
am at a loss to understand how any one,
especially in Kentucky, can remain in ig
norance as to my sentiments upon the sil
ver question if they feel enough interest in
the matter to desire such information.
For the last twenty years, in Congress and
on the stump, anywhere and everywhere,
I have earnestly and persistently insisted
upon the restoration of the silver metal to
that place in the money system of the
country which it held prior to the passage
of that disastrous act of demonetization in
••If there is one man in public life in ail
the country whose view 6on the subject
were entitled to be known to all men, by
reason of his acts and utterances, I had
reason to believe I was that man. Upon
this subject I have never held an opinion
or made an utterance that I have in the
slightest degree altered or modified in all
"Yet if there is still any uninformed who
desires to know my views, I will reiterate
them in the shortest space possible by say
inc I am in favor of opening the mints of
this country to the unlimited coinage of
the silver metal on an equality with the
coinage of gold. I am opposed to mono
metallism, and just as much opposed to
silver monometallism, without reservation ;
lam a bimetallism I want, and mean to
continue to insist upon the use of both
a on even terms as the redemption
■y of this country.
• I would be glad to see this result
brought about by the action of an inter
national conference, provided it could be
done without delay. lam opposed to this
Government waiting for any such confer
ence to act. Our experience with such
agencies has not been such as to give us
either confidence or hope of the attainment
of this purpose. Upon the contrary, our
participations in such conferences have, in
their very barrenness, become farcical and
"In 1792 this country, with only 4,000,000
of people, was bold enough to prove itself
able to discard the monetary system of
Great Britain and establish one of its own,
which for nearly a hundred years met
every demand and stood every strain that
the growth and development of the
country put upon it. I believe the
destruction (entailed upon us by
this demonetization policy) of one
half of your redemption money has
contributed more than any cause to this
shrinkage of all values, the depreciation of
all property, the stagnation of trade, the
paralysis of industry, the financial troubles
in which we now tind ourselves. While it
may be true that the restoration of silver
to it? place of unrestricted coinage and un
limited legal tender function may not prove
a panacea for the ills that we now
suffer, I am convinced it will do more and
go further in that direction than any one
piece of legislation that has been sug
gested. I have an abiding faith in the
capacity of the parity to work out and
maintain its permanent integrity with gold,
provided the oppressive hand of the law is
to its coinage. I believe and always did
believe the act of 1873 was an unconstitu
tional measure. I believe the act of 1873
would have been so held by the Supreme
Court of the United States had the partisan
spirit dominated the action of that race.
This conviction I have stated in debate on
the floor of the Senate as broadly as I put
'I agree with Daniel Webster, who in
his day and even to this day, was inrl is
still held to be something of an authority
as a constitutional lawyer. He declared
the constitution of the United States made
trold and silver the redemption money of
this country, and that neither Congress
nor any State had any rightful power to
substitute any other, nor to destroy
either the one or the other of these metals.
If Congress had the power to de
monetize silver, it must be conceded
that it had the same power to demonetize |
gold. It had seen fit to exercise this
ed j >' Aver as to one of these metals.
Had it exercised the same power over the
other the anomalous and somewhat em
barrassing condition would not have ob
tained any money at all. If they could
strike down half they could strike down all.
"I am in favor of the restoration of the
Bilver metal at a ratio of Hi to 1, believing,
in the light of an experience that covers a
century, such ratio will establish and
maintain permanently the parity between
the two metals. 1 believe we should tako
this action at the earliest day '
possible, independent of the policies |
or views of other nations. I have'
as abiding faith In the ability of my coun
try to establish and maintain its own
monetary system a.- that which I cherisi:
in its ability to defend its own soil froi,:
invasion or institutions from assault. Ir
my judgment we are as an independent of
foreign dictation or domination in the onu
case as in the other.
"In August, ISM. when the bill proposing k
to repeal the purchasing clause of what }
was known as the 'Sherman act' was be
fore the Senate I said, in a speech then
and there, that I wanted the right of coin
age for the silver metal and without limit
ation; that if seigniorage was what my
opponents demanded I was will
ing, not as a matter of fairness,
but in a spirit of compromise, that
the Government should take 10 per cent
or 15 per cent or 20 per cent, or even •£> per
cent of the silver buillion presented for
coinage; or that if the question of ratio
was what was troubling, I was willing, not
as a matter of justice, but in a spirit of
compromise, if 16 to 1 was not acceptable,
to take 17, 18, 19 or even a ratio of 20 to 1.
But the opponents of this metal were
not to be placated by any concessions,
either on the line of increased; seigniorage
or advanced ratio. They had destroyed
the metal by a process that has never been,
in my opinion, successfully justified, and
from the hour of its taking effect until
now they have never been willing that it
should be reinstated. The effort of those
who seek to distort and pervert the issue
pending will fail. The American people
are not to be hoodwinked or deceived fur
ther. They are at last thinking, and the re
sult of their investigation will vindicate the
right No employment of catch phrases
will determine the popular verdict. The
people are rapidly coming to know that
the issue before them is not gold mono
metallism upon the one side and silver
monometallism on the other, but it is
rather a contest between the advocates of
a single gold standard upon the one hand
and those who demand the use of both sil
ver and gold upon the other.
"For one to claim that he ia a bimetal
list, coupled with the condition that bi
metallism is to be brought about only as a
result of international conference, is a mere
evasion of the situation. That is simply
the work of the lawyer who files an affida
vit for a continuance. My friends in Ken
tucky, I am sure you know my position
upon this and all other public questions,
and are satisfied with it. Now if there be
one npon the list of announced candi
dates for the Senate who will avow
himself an opponent of silver coinage and
advocate a single gold standard, or in other
words who is not in accord with the views
held and advocated by your paper and will
so declare himself, I will ask and urge
every friend of mine in Kentucky holding
these views, and who in spite of that fact
is now supporting me, to withdraw
his support from me and give it to
the candidate who has been bold enough to
muke such a declaration, but I apprehend
that no one of these worthy gentlemen
will make such an avowal unless he
couples with it an announcement of his
withdrawal from the canvass. If this be
true, if no Senatorial candidate will espouse
or accept your views, what advantage
comes to you by continuing a war upon
me because of my convictions, unless you
are able to find in that list of aspirants^some
man who stands on your platform?"
Senator Blackburn's interview has called
forth an tiitorial from the Evening Post
calling upon Secretary Carlisle tq come
out and answer the Senator.
MOJtTOy TALKS OS MOXEY.
But It Seems He Knows More About
Wheat Than Silver.
WASHINGTON, D, C, April 20.—Secre
tary Morton in r.n interview to-day on the
silver question said:
"I do not believe that an international
conference can establish permanently a
commercial ratio between gold and silver
any more than it can establish a perma
nent commercial ratio between rye and
wheat. But if an international confer
ence can fix the price in gold and silver It
can also fix the price of wheat or of any
other commodity and thereby avoid all
the possible shrinkages in the values
which tend to cause panics.
"My own judgment is that we must
sooner or later declare that the United
States of America recognizes gold as the
best and least fluctuating measure of value
and medium of exchange which the com
merce of civilization has thus far utilized.
It is barely possible that the fallacies of
the Populists may temporarily secure a
majority of the voters of the United States.
Should such a catastrophe overtake the
country the people must learn by experi
ence what they should have learned by
diligent study and reason.
"The time for straddlers is passed. Those
who are for sound currency on a gold basis
ought to have the courage to say so, and
abide by the results of their declaration.
It makes no difference to me whether a
declaration of truth either upon the tariff
or on the money question temporarily
drives them from us or allures them to us.
"I have no hesitation in declaring my
self utterly opposed to all the free coinage
fallacies. My judgment is that silver can
not be restored to its former monetary
place in the commerce of the world, be
cause the supply of silver has outgrown
the demand for silver in the exchanges of
civilization. The relation of supply
to demand is the sole regulator of value.
The axiom applies alike to salt, silver,
sugar and soap. All legislation of all the
law-making bodies on the face of the globe
can neither mitigate or annul the opera
tion of the inexorable law. The relation
of supply and demand is the sole regulator
"The President's critics, however, ask
what 'sound money* is. An ordinary man
of business may answer that question.
'Round money' is that sort of currency
which has the most universal and
least fluctuating purchasing power in
the different countries. That money is
the soundest for which throughout the
commerce of the civilized world there is
the most universal demand, and that uni
versal demand is always based upon the
universal and unfluctuating purchasing
power of that money."
FIRED UPON BY A GUNBOAT
Reported Killing of Two British
Seamen by the
Great Excitement In Nassau Over
the Sensational Stories
KEY WEST, Fla., April 20.— 1t has
been reported here by the master of the
British schooner Gertrude, which arrived
from Nassau to-day, that a British smack
which plies regularly between Dong Key
and Nassau was tired upon by a Spanish
gunboat and two of her seamen killed, and
the schooner taken to Santiago de Cuba by
the gunboat. Tnere is great excitement at
Nassau over the affair.
Causes Much Consternation.
BOSTON, Mass., April 20.— The assign
ment of Balwin Bros. <fe Co., Devonshire
street stock-brokera, to John W. Corcoran,
has caused considerable consternation. A.
\V. Hodgden, superintendent of the firm,
Miid the amount of the assets and liabili
ties could not be ascertained at present,
but as soon as possible the statement will
be made. The iirni has over fifty branches
Id New England and New York.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1895.
FROM GREAT BRITAIN.
Volunteers of Victoria
Blunder in Their
TOY SOLDIERS THERE.
Maneuvers at Windsor Cause
a Somewhat Heated
LATEST GOSSIP OF LONDON.
Easter Week Marked by the Un
usual Number of New Plays at
LONDON, Eva,, April 20. — The past
week has been mainly remarkable for a
considerable display of amateur soldiers,
and from it has arisen a small tempest
which may result in permanent good to
the auxiliary forces.
The British volunteers, whose great
yearly period of training is at Easter, are
divided into two parties — those who are
desirous of doing serious soldiering and
those who prefer making their annual holi
day a sort of picnic.
This year the bulk of the volunteer regi
ments of the London district were taken to
Windsor, where, with the guard battalions
from Aldershot camp, some paltry
maneuvers were carried out and on Easter
Monday there was a big review in
the presence of the Duke of Connaught,
youngest son of the Queen, the general in
command of Aldershot, Prince Christian
of Schleswig - Holstein, Lord Methnne,
commander of the Thames District, and
other war officials and all the royal ser
vants from Windsor Castle.
The Times, in a leading article on the
subject, takes the Duke of Connaught and
the other military officials sharply to task
for ordering "such a burlesque of real sol
diering." saying: "Four days were mis
spent in rehearsing for a royal review."
The comment of the Times has led to
much correspondence on the subject, the
writers in a number of instances thanking
the Times for its outspoken criticisms of
the military officials responsible for the
review at Windsor, and saying that the
criticisms are in the real interest of the
The Queen has decided to discontinue
hereafter the early drawing-rooms. She
will hold four drawing-rooms after Easter.
The Queen's ostrich, which was pre
sented to her Majesty by a South African
Queen, and which was recently given to
the zoological gardens, died Tuesday last,
much to the Queen's regret.
The Worth establishment of Paris has
just created for an American lady a
unique sleeve, which represents a stained
glass window. The different lights are
marked out by raised piping of a contrast
ing color to the sleeves.
The panels are exquisitely painted in
rich, subdued colors. The owner of this
remarkable production paid a large sum to
have the model destroyed.
Mr. Thomas Stevens of New York was
married to Mrs. Frances Mary Barnes,
widow of Prependary Barnes of Exeter,
just before Easter. The lady is the mother
of Mrs. Arthur Bonchier, and the Misses
Irene and Angela Van Burgh.
The Sun says that the life of the Prince
of Wales is insured for £8,250,000.
Mrs. John W. Mackay has arrived in
Paris, accompanied by her daughter, the
Signora Elanora Duse, the Italian act
ress, signed a contract in Paris on Monday
last with Harry Miner of New York for a
tour of the United States, which will be
gin in November next. Signora Duse will
be supported by her own company.
Will A'ot Accept It.
CHICAGO, 111., April 20.— The Iroquois
Club refuses to accept President McCon
nell's resignation, tendered because he is
advocating the free coinage of silver.
Yellow Fever Prevails.
BUENOS AYRES, Argentine, April
20. — Yellow fever of the severest form is
reported at Santos.
In New York City, for five con«
secutive years, the proportion
of Deaths from Consumption
has been three in every
Epidemics of Cholera, Yellow Fever
and other diseases of similar character,
so terrible in their results, occasion wide
spread alarm and receive the most care-
ful consideration for their prevention
and cure, while consumption receives
scarcely a thought, yet the number of
their victims sinks into insignificance
when compared with those of consump-
tion. Comparatively few people know
what to do for their loved ones when they
see them gradually lose strength, lose
color, manifest feeble vitality and ema-
ciation, or develop a cough, with difficult
breathing, or hemorrhage. Cod liver oil
was for a long time given in all such
cases, but the poor success attending its
use coupled with its nauseating taste has
led many practitioners, as well as the
fmblic at large, to place their main re-
iance in Dr. Pierce s Golden Medical
Discovery. It deserves early attention
and v.ill prove effectual not in every case
but in a large percentage of cases, and
we believe that fully 98 per cent, of all
cases of consumption can, if taken in the
early stages of the disease, be cured with
the "Discovery." Dr. Pierce does not
ask people to believe until they have in-
vestigated for themselves. A pamphlet
has been published having the names,
addresses and photographs of a large
number of those cured of consumption,
bronchitis, lingering coughs, asthma,
chronic nasal catarrh and kindred mala-
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sending for it with their name and ad-
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pages, mailed to you, on receipt of ad-
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