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court which has given the question any eon
gideration whatever has held against such a
construction. It is placing a Dower so tremen
dous in the hands of the Registrar that such a
construction should not be held if possible to
avoid It. If the language needs construction
it should be construed in some other direction.
If the rejection of a certificate by a Registrar
is final, if it is beyond all review by courts he
could refuse to file all certificates purporting
to come from opposing political parlies and in
effect bold the result of the election in the
hollow of his hand.
The Secretary of State, by refusing to file a
petition presented to him coming from one of
the great political rarties ol this State, could
absolutely prevent that party, through its
electors, from voting for a candidate for Presi
dent of these United States. It is needless to
say that the court Is bound to look further for
the true construction of this aot.
The secoud construction suggested, in my
opinion, cannot be maiutained. It seems im
possible that it was ever intended for this
court to enter into a trial of fact as to which
set of claimants constituted the regular, true,
genuine Democratic or Reublican party. It is
admitted by counsel that such question of fact
is not to be determined by tue principle or
principles represented by these respective
claimants; but it Is insisted that such ques
tion of fact must be decided by an investiga
tion as to the regularity of the organization;
that respective abstracts of title must be fur
nished and that the legal title must prevail.
Such an investigation would opeu up most in
teresting fields as to titles in real estate. I
see no way ol cutting off the investigation un
til it goes back to the orignal or paramount
source of title, whetner that original title
originated in thd City, State or Nation.
I do not know what particular principles oi
law could be invoked in the investigation of
such a fact. Its determinution would depend
upon tlie validity of the action ol a commit
tee, and this validity would depend upou the
regularity and validity of motions to adjourn,
to reconsider, to lay on the table, to postpone,
or to what constitutes a majority, a quorum, a
special meetinc, a legal committee, and a
thousand other matters purely of parlimen
tary usage.
In the trial of such a question Blackstoae
and Kent would be entirely displaced by
Cashing and Phillips, and such a question
had better como for consideration before a
high-school debating society than a court of
last resort. Again let us assume that the
genuine Central Committee, which guided the
destinies of its party, all resign. The power
to perpetuate the organization rested in its
hanos aloue, and now the committee is no
Thus a great party would be placed In &
sorry plight. It would be placed in the pos i
tion of a trust without a trustle, and I pre
sume, upon the happening of such a grave
emergency, a court of equity would till the
breacn and appoint a new committee. Let us
assume a case where the committee would
neither resign nor take any steps to nominate
a ticket to be voted for by its party electors.
We thus have a present, live organization;
it is regular; there is no flaw in its title; it is
beyond suspicion; it represents and stands
for the Republican party, but it does nothing.
Under such circumstances is it possible that
no Republican ticket could be placed in the
political field for -which Republicans might
cast their votes? Time is too short for me to
indulge iv other suggestions showing absurd
results. It is not because they do not exist,
for they are more and worse ; aud lam of the
opinion that this construction must not ob
ttin if there is auy other road to travel, how
ever long and rough it may be.
1 think the third construction contended for
should be adopted, and that when a certifl
cate is presented to the Registrar which is in
the form required by the law he is bound to
receive and file it. Penalties are provided
against forging certificates, and it is further
provided that affidavits as to the truthfulness
oi the facts therein recited must be attached.
In a limited way these provisions seem to
afford the Registrar some protection; but,
however that may be, i£ the protection against
fraud is insufficient it is tne fault of the law.
The statute provides that the Registrar must
"then and there forthwith" act upon the cer
tificate presented either by accepting or re
jecting it. The very language itself clearly indi
cates that there snail be no hearing on the
facts. The language, ex necessitate, precludes
such hearing. If the Registrar is not first to
investigate the facts, then certaiuly the law
does not contemplate that the court shall sub
sequently investigate them. The result of the
construction which I think should be adopted
is simply this:
All certificates valid upon their face shonld
be received and filed, and if two or more cer
tificates are presented by persons claiming to
represent the same party they should be filed
and the nominees thereon have an equal
chance upon a ballot.
The only serious result to flow from such
holding is that it tends to disorganize and dis
integrate party organizations. Of all the evils
it is the least, and this being so, it will be
assumed that the Legislature intended the
statute to be so construed. The intention of
the Legislature in this regard could be made
plainer and probably the objections hero sug
gested could be avoided by luture legislation.
Possibly the whole law should be repealed by
reason of its many crudities and contradic
tions. Tbe writ should be granted.
One* Third of the Mercantile Por
tion of Corning, lowa, Re
duced to Ashes.
Stories of Incendiarism Are Aflcat,
cut Sparks From a Locomotive
Caused the Fire.
CORNING, lowa, Oct. 9.— Corning was
Visited this mornine with a terrible con
flagration, involving the loss of a third ot
its business houses with a total value of
$150,000. At 3 o'clock the fire alarm
awakened the sleeping inhabitants to the
fact that the large Reynolds grain eleva
tor at the depot was ablaze. The water
works became out of order and nothing
could be done to stop the fire. Three box
cars caught fire from the elevator, and
when the sides of one of them had caved
in the charred body of a man was discov
ered. Identification is impossible, but It
is supposed that he was a tramp.
Hardly had the people returned to their
beds when they were called out again to a
fire in Beymer's store. Telegrams for as
sistance were sent to Creston, Clarinda
and Red Oak, but before aid could arrive
two whole blocics had been swept away.
The fire in the elevator was caused by
sparks from a Jocomotive, .*he elevator
sparks setting fire to the Beymer build
ing. Stories of incendiarism, however,
are afloat. The heaviest losses were suf
fered by A. B. Turner, $75,000, uninsured;
H. H. Lame, $9000. partly insured, and
the National Bank of Corning, $12,000, in
sured for $5000. The insurance of $30,000
is distributed pretty equally among the
leading insurance companies.
Conflagration at Livermore,
L.IVERMORE, Cal., Oct. ft— The Farm
ers' Warehouse Company's hay ware
houses were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock
this afternoon, together with over 4000
tons of baled hay, stored and owned by
various farmers. The loss is estimated at
$30,000, with insurance of about $25,000.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Gathering of Spiritualists.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 9.-What
promises to be the largest international
gathering of spiritualists ever seen in this
country will be held in this city during
the closing week of the present month.
It will be the fourth annual convention
of the National Spiritualists Association
of the United States of America and of
Canada, and the local committee is busily
engaged in preparations for the event
Drawn Through Sioux
Falls* Streets by Men
and Women.
Girls Take a Hand and Carry a
Banner Saying "No Gold
bugs Need Apply."
And Inciientally the Bey Orator Says
Pleasant Things to People Who
Greet Him.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., 0ct.,9. — Over
100 men and women drew William J.
Bryan through the muddy streets of Sioux
Falls to-day and thousands of people from
that place and from near-by points in
South Dakota, lowa and Minnesota
turned out in the cold rain to do him
honor. Mr. Bryan never had a reception
more heartily enthusiastic. When he
reached Sioux Falls at 2 o'clock he was
placed in an open carriage and the
wildly cheering residents grasped the at
tached ropes and drew him along to the
house of C. E. Jewett, where he had
luncheon, an elaborate procession accom
panying him. Eigaty veterans of the
war acted as a personal escort. A feature
of the parade was a big wagon filled with
girls dressed in while frocks, who are do
ing missionary work for the Democratic
candidate by "'tabooing" men who believe
in the gold standard. They bore a banner
inscribed, "No goldbug need apply."
There was a cavalcade of mounted men in
the procession escorting Mr. Bryan. The
schools of the city were closed and near
Mr. Jewett's residence the pupils were
drawn up in two lines, through which the
candidate passed. The girls had small
flags and waved them vigorously.
Ther&in had become a steady downpour
when Mr. Bryan reacned the point where
the speech-making took place. Despite
the drenching they received, the crowd of
10,000, including 2000 Nebraskans, who
came *n the excursion train, showed the
heartiest enthusiasm aud were ever ready
to shout their approval of Mr. Bryan's re
Mr. Bryan was presented by John A.
Bowler, chairman of the State Central
Committee. The candidate spoke only
eighteen minutes, devoting his remarks
principally to defending Senator Petti
crew, who sat on the platform, from the
charge of disloyalty in leaving the Repub
lican party with Senator Teller at St.
Louis. Up said:
All things considered, this is one of the most
remarkable meetings which it has peen my
pleasure to address during this campaign. The
interest which has been manifested, the zeal
which you have shown, evidence a denre on
the part of those who have turned out under
these uniayorab:e conditions to testify their
determination to do their duty in thin cam
paign. 1 appreciate tiie interest which you
are taking. 1 appreciate the attendance of
the battle-scarred veterans of this country
[cheers], and I can assure them that their in
terest, the interest of the old soldier, will be
safe in the hands of those who believe that
this Nation is great enough to attend to its
own business. [Cheers.] The soldier will not
find it necessary to put his interest in the
hands of those who believe that we must pro
cure the consent ol foreign nations before we
can set oar tines on the financial policy.
I am glad to come to this city, because In
coming it gives me a chance to say a word in
delense of Senator Pettigrew among his own
people. [Tremendous cheering.] Aly friend.-,
there are times, there are occasions which try
men's souls. To leave one's party associates
is not an easy metier, and far more difficult
to do is thai duty when the person who leaves
is one who has received honors at the hands of
his party, but, mr friends. I believe that Sena
tor Pettigrew did the manly thing and the
courageous thing when he determined to pro
tect the interests of the people in this State in
stead of bowing under :hc yoke of the gold
standard. [Great cheering.]
I am glad to have the bo:id syndicate against
me, because when lam elected they wiii not
come down an-t try to get me to sell bonds to
thematslo4}£ when they are worth $1 10.
[Great applause.] But I notice tnis. my friends,
that the people who have left the Democratic
party do not give their real reason foi leaving;
in fact, I may be wrong to say they bare le:t
the party. They have been dragged out of the
party by the great corporation interests that
run them. [Cheers.]
HURON, &. D., Oct. 9.— lt was 8:30
o'clock when Mr. Bryan arrived here on
his special train, two . hours i behind time,
accompanied by Senator Peitigrew. John
Tomlinson of Alabama, member of the
National Advisory Committee, and others.
On the run up from ' Sioux Falls stops
were made at Montrose, Salem, Canova,
Vilas and other places. - Crowds were at
all of these places, and Mr. Bryan spoEe
several times. At Salem a brakeman
named Desmond, from Omaha, was badly
crushed between Mr. Bryan's car and an
other which he was coupling to it.
A big audience greeted the candidate
here. In nis speech Mr. Bryan said :
Huron "is dependent - upon agriculture
directly and indirectly. -■ Mr. McKinley said in
1890, in the report which accompanied his
tariff bill, that agriculture whs depressed and
that there could be no general prosperity in
this country, so Ion? as the farmer was not
prosperous. The only remedy which the Re
publicans now propose to better the condition
of the farmer is rariff. If tariff fails for
thirty years to prevent depression, what
reason have farmers to hope that it will be
more successful now? [Cheers.] There is a
cause which lies deeper than any system of
taxation. So long as the cold standard pre
vails there must be a general fall in the prices
of agricultural products whether we have a
high tariff or a low tariff, and so long as the
farm products are falling in value mere must
be hard times among the farmers, and the
farmers cannot suffer without bringing in suf
fering to the . other classes, which are de
pendent indirectly upon the farmer for pros
perity. [Cheers.] "

The]/ Are Anoeioua to Hear Teller, but
Be Hrfuse» to Talk.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 9.— mass-meet
ing of Democrats was held this afternoon
at Tattersall's. On account of the Chicago
parade down town the attendance was
slim. About 4000 people in all were pres
ent. Senator Henry ;M. Teller i was .; an
nounced to speak at the meeting : and > the
crowd evinced great disappointment when
informed that the Senator would be un
able to speak. When Mr. Teller arrived
cheer after cheer wen t ". up, ■ ; hats •were
thrown in the air and the uproar, was
tremendous. The i. gentleman „ called 't for
showed himself, but not a word would be
utter. Three times it was necessary ;to as
sure the audience that Mr. Teller could
not speak above a whisper before quiet
could be restored ] and ; Senator Frank J.
Cannon of Utah was introduced.
Senator Cannon made an appealing
speech, which met with loud applause
from his hearers. He took for his text
words from Major McKinley, in which the
Republican candidate called upon the men
to obliterate party lines and ;vote for the
good of the people. Cannon reiterated
these sentiments and then referred to hav
ing to leave the Republican party. "I
never thought," he said, "that I would
ever vote a Democratic ticket, but in this
campaign I will be forced to, as the Repub
lican party for the first time has gone back
on tho principles they have always before
The speaker then referred to the mag
njficent parade he had just witnessed
downtown and in sarcastic terms expressed
his belief that many of the marchers wero
in the procession not from choice but be
cause they are slaves to their employers.
Senator Cannon in speaking of the Chi
cago convention said be thanked God that
the Democratic party had the honesty to
stand by its conviction, and that a man
had been nominated by them who was too
poor to buy even a delesate, and one who
could win more votes with his voice than
Mark Hanna can with his money. Mr.
Cannon's efforts were directed mainly at
the sympathies of his hearers and aimed
at his "rich opponent." He closed by
pledging his vote to William J. Bryan.
As soon as the speaker hud finished cries
of "Teller" were again heard and once
more Mr. Teller came to the front of the
platform, but did not say a word.
H. F. Bartine, editor of the Bimetallism
was next introduced and spoke as follows:
I nm opposed to the candidates of the Re
publican party because upon the greatest —
practically the only— issue before us that party
nas ceased to bo Republican as I understand
the term. Contrary to all its past history and
tradition, for the first time since it was born
the Republican pariy has openly declared in
favor of the gold standard and has laid down
in th° awiul shadow of the money power of
Europe and America. By history and tradi
tion ft was always a bimetallic party, pledged
to maintain the gold and silver money of the
constitution until Us independence and its
Americanism were strangled to death in St.
Louis on the Gth day of last June. The power
that holds the purse-strings of the world has
turned ai its mercy. The power to-day is Lon
don, and London will continue to be that
power so long as the gold standard Is main
The financiers of England understand this
perfectly well. Running all through the testi
mony of the gold-st&ndurd advocates who
made the statements before the international
commission of 1886-87 was the idea that the
restoration of silver would injure Rngland as
a creditor nation and deprive London of its
present position as the world's financial cen
Mr. Gladstone also understands It well. In
the most explicit terms he has declared that
England is a creditor to the extent of $10,000.
--000,000, and that the restoration of bimetal
lism would reduce the value of the money
which she controls. What did he mean by
that? Was he afraid of England being paul in
silver? Not at all. He knew that under inter
national bimetallism gold and silver would be
of equal value at the ratio agreed upon, but he
also knew that the restoration of silver would
make the gold itself cheaper.
li that be true, then the demonetization of
silver made gold dearer and gave England an
advantage that does not belong to her by any
principle of justice and fair-dealing. And
this is nut the worst of It. The declaration is
made with a full knowledge that the restora
tion of bimetallism would be for the best in
terests of the country. As Mr. Bryan has said,
the promise to promote an international
agreement is itself an admission that there is
something wrong with the gold standard.
fco tne position of the Republican party is
simply this: It admits that bimetallism will
be for the best interests of the country, but at
the same time makes the humiliating plea
that we can do nothing for our own good
without the permission aud aid of a country
whose interests are directly opposed to our
own. But even this does not tell the whole
Wneu the St. Louis Republican convention
met not more than one-iounh of its members
were actually and avowedly lor the gold stand
ard. More than three-fourths were strongly
for bimetallism— or, at least, they claimed to
be. And yet three-fourths lay meekly down
and allowed the one-fourth representing the
English idea in American politics to bind
them hand and foot with the chains of gold.
After another prolonged call for Teller,
and more excuses for his not speaking.
Chairman Hartman of Montana took the
He, too, opened with his reasons for de
serting the Republican lines, and said the
St. Louis plattorm was in direct opposi
tion to the one adopted at Minneapolis.
He denounced the St. Louis platform as
un-American, unpatriotic and disgusting
in the extreme. He then referred to the
"gold" parade, and stated as his belief
that a large number of men were march
ing under implied threat that if they did
not march on the 9tti they would* have to
march on the 10th. Mr. Hartman said he
was for protection, but that protection
would not protect with a gold standard.
He referred to a recent speech oi Joseph
Dobson in support of bis claim that manu
facturers in favor of a gold standard could
not compete with those under a silver
'standard. He referred in scathing terms
to the sale of Government bonds at 104
which lidtiaimed were worth 119 at the
time, and intimated that there must have
been something crooked in the transaction.
Announcement was made that speakers
ha 1 been employed to start in during tbe
coming week to make speeches in favor of
iree silver.
A mass-meeting of silver forces was
held at Tattersall's this evening which in
point of attendance and enthusiasm com
pared favorably with any held during this
camuaiga in Chicago.
Congressman Towne reviewed the de
nunie izatioii of silver, saying that tbe
effect was to take away from silver the
large demand that had existed lor it
from the beginning of tbe world, for
money purposes, and to place the entire
bnrden on gold.
Whether you take from silver or gold a
portion of the power of either it increases
the purchasing power oi the other metal;
id other words it takes more goods or
morejproperty to get possession of a dollar.
When you; trade two commodities each
buys the other. When, therefore, a dollar
increases the purchasing power it is
equivalent to saying it takes more product
to buy that dollar.
He declared that great as was the con
test of 1860 he beiieved the present struggle
was far greater; where that affected a, lew
million blacks this affected the destinies
oi 70,000,000 people, botn white and black.
A periect siorm of applause marked tbe
close' of Mr. Towne's speech, and three
vigorous cheers were given him.
Ex-Governor Hardin of Kentucky was
next introduced. Reference being made
as to Mr. Carlisle being from the same
State was greeted with hisses. Mr. Hardin
complimented Mr. Towne on his elo
quence, and he then gave numerous illus
trations of the law of supply and demand
and declared that the country was suffer
ing irom tbe under production of money.
He referred sarcastically to the cry of
"lack of confidence" and. said that prop
erty is not as low as it will go. References
to Cleveland and Carlisle brought out
vigorous hisses. Colonel Eddy of Colo
rado also made a stirring address, as did
Beveral other prominent speakers.
J>etnoeratM Carry Watson's Diatriot,
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. ft— Official returns
show that the Democratic majority for
the State ticket will run over 50,000. At
kinson's majority falls below this by sev
eral thousand, but this fact is due to the
local fight on the head of the ticket. One
notable feature is the fact that Democrats
have carried the Tenth District— Watson's
district — which is the closest in the State.
Hint's Jiulr.M Adopted.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. ft— The
final session of the annual convention of
the National Association of Life Under
writers was held to-day. Mr. Dyon of
Nebraska presented a copy of "Reed's
Rules" to the president, and on nis mo
tion they were made the rules of the as
sociation. Mr. Reed has been chosen as
arbitrator by the leading companies of
the country, succeeding the late ex-Gov
ernor W. E. Russell of Massachusetts.
James W. Ganney, general agent of the
Provident Life Insurance Company at
Chicago, addressed the convention on the
"Loan Association." Mr. Ganney's ad
dress was well received and a vote of
thanks tendered for what was asserted to
be "the ablest paper ever read before the
Dr. Pnttemon'a Shortage.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 9.-It is an
nounced that a shortage of between
$15,000 and $16,000 has been found in the
accounts of Dr. A. C. Patterson, assistant
physician in charge of St. Elizabeth's
Asylum. The deficit does not come out
the Government funds, but out of the
sums paid by private patients. Dr. Pat
terson and his friends will make good the
deficiency. For three months past Dr.
Patterson has been in Canada for his
Great Crowds at the Big
Coliseum to Hear the
Lays the Lash on Bryan for His
Peculiar Theories as to
To Punish the "Criminals" the Ne
braska Candidate Must Unearth
Some Noted Men.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 9.— Fifteen thou
sand people crowded th*e Coliseum to
night and heard Chauncey M. De pew de
liver an address. Two or three thousand,
unable to gain admission, were turned
away. The doctor was escorted from the
Auditorium to 'lie Coliseum, a distance of
eight miles, by the McKiniey and Hobart
Bcycle Club and the employes of several
railroads. Mr. Depew was late in arriving,
and it was 9 o'clock before he apDearedon
the platform. He was greeted with cheer
ing which could not be checked for ten
minutes. The famous speaker was intro
duced by Elden C. DeWitt of the Mar
quette Club, under whose auspices the
meeting was held. In opening his address
Mr. Depew said:
This is the largest political gathering I have
ever seen. I wonder if any of you got away.
I witnessed today two processionfc— oue of
them representing the business men, Intelli
gent laborers — American citizenship — aJI
matching for McKinley and sound money;
the other one, which we passed on the way
down, looked like Coxev's army after they had
reached Washington. [Cheers.]
Mr. Depew then continued in part as
Some years ago when I was working with
might an>l main lor the success of your un
eaualed World's Fair, Chicago adopted me.
As an adopted sou it is a pleasure to be present
in your city on Chicago day. Chicago is an
epitome of the United States. It is the con
centrated expression nf the life, the energy
and the development of the country. Chicago
was burned to the ground in 1871.
It took two years to readjust relations to the
business and credit of the country. Then
came the crime of 1873, by which silver was
demonetized and the United States went upon
a gold standard. Twenty-tbrue years have
passed and Chicago presents the most remark
able object lesson in finance in the history of
gold as a standard by which to measure all
other kinds of currency and all the product oi
the farm aud factory, of Drains and labor.
Mr. Depew then expressed his gratifica
tion at having had the bicyclists as an
escort, who, he said, are almost unnani
monsly in favor of McKinley, sound
money and prosperity. On all other ques
tions they may differ, but they cannot dif
fer on questions which affect the life or
honor ot the Nation. Continuing he said:
The three last elections were carried by
small majorities, but when the lunatics and
the cranks and experimentalists got possession
ot the convention at Chicago and drove out
nine-tenths o-f the experienced brains of the
organization, and wlien they made their alli
ance with the id. ot asylum at St. Louis the
isaiety of the country demanded that sane men,
without regtird to previous party affiliations,
should combine end save the honor and busi
ness of the Nation.
Referring to the "crime of 1873" he said
the criminals were Senator Stewart and
Senator Jones of Nevada. First, Bryan must
hang them; he must suspend upon the
same gallows every Jiving member of the
Congress of 1873, both in the Senate and
in tne House, because they all voted for
this bill.
He must go to Monticello and take out
the bones of Jefferson from their tomb
and hang them as an exhibit for his or
der of demonetization in 18WJ, to the Her
mitage for General Jackson's skeleton, to
Marshiield for Webster and to Ashland
for Clay, to South Carolina for Calhoun,
to Missouri for Benton and to Auburn for
William A. Stewart; for they, eitLer in
'34 or '53 or '73, spoke for or advised the
demonetization of silver. Continuing Dr.
Depew said:
The criminals nre all the Presidents, from
Jefferson to Garfieid; all the Cabinet officers,
from Hamilton to John A. Bates; all the
mighty men of debate, from Madison, Webster
and Clay to Lincoln aud Blame. And who are
their judges and executioners? This famous
spike team which is careering aud cavorting
about the country; the wild broncho of Ne
braska in the lead; the staid, slow-eaited,
cnurch-going, broken-winded Puritan nag
from Maine at the wheel, aud his mate, the
untamed colt from Georgia, trying not to pull
the wagon, but to kick the stuffing out oi the
We have absolute liberty in this country of
political freedom and religious toleration, end
so we must view with toleration the followers
of this new religion. When Columbus discov
ered America ten ounces of silver were equal
to one ounce of gold.
When the Pilgrim Fathers landed on Ply
mouth liock thirteen ounces of silver were
equal to one o; gold; when our forefathers had
driven the British Government and created a
free and independent republic they declared
that the standard of value was fifteen ounces
of silver to one of gold. When we ask Mr.
Bryan why he repudiated Columbus and the
Pilgrim Fathers and th£ founders of the Ke
puDllc, why he proclaims that the Government
must say that sixteen ounces of silver are
equal in value and must be taken by the peo
ple as equal to one ounce of gold for the prod
ucts of their farms, the output of their fac
tories aud their labor, when we know that by
doing so he is only getting half value and a
fraudulent return to the farmer, the manufac
turer and the wage-earner, his answer Is:
"Times have changed since the Revolutionary
War, and I'm not George Washington."
Mr. Depew laid the hard times and panic
to the free- trade tariff and tampering with
the currency. The remedies he proposed
was to get out oi the woods and into the
roads that led to employment and mar
ket. The panic had thrown 90,000 railroad
men off the payroll. This in turn had cat
off the demand for other workers in fac
tories and shops. To restore the old con
ditions of prosperity Mr. Depew asserted
the necessity of restoring confidence and
assuring stability by the election of Mc-
Kinley and Hobart.
A.nd Bo Is Cleveland, but Be Will Sot
Participate in the Campaign.
CHICAGO, ill., Oct. ft— J. Sterling
Morton, Secretary of Agriculture, ad
dressed an audience of 3000 in the audi
torium to-night, upon invitation of the
American Honest Money League.
The meeting was opened by E. B. Smith,
who read a letter which had been sent by
the league inviting President Cleveland to
make a gold speech in Chicago, and the
reply thereto. The President responded
by saying that, inasmuch as he was
anxious to do all in his power to aid the
league m its work, he regretted that he
would not be able to accept the invitation,
as his official duties would prevent, and,
in any case, he wonld hardly deem it con
sistent with strict propriety *to mingle
actively in the pending campaign.
"While it is impossible," he writes,
"that any of my fellow-citizens have the
least doubt as to my sentiments on the
vital question which at this date absorbs
largely the attention of the people, the
work of advancing sound financial ideas
and the labor of enforcing lessons of public
and private honesty and morality I feel
must be prosecuted without much partici
pation on my part as you suggest.
As soon as Mr. Smith had read the letter
he introduced David B. Jones, who acted
as chairman of the meeting. Mr. Jones,
after a few words as to the importance»of
the money question, turned to Mr. Morton
to proceed at once with his speech. He
said iv part:
Money is mereiy a measure of value and a
mediator of exchanges. The farmer demands
money for his staples because real, honest
money has a general purchasing power in all
the markets of the civilized globe. And that
money is real and honest and that money is
beßt which has the least fluctuating purcnas
ing power at all times and in all countries. A
dollar with too much purchasing power is as
impossible as a square meal with too much
nutitrive power, an acre of land with too
much productive capacity or an advocate of
Populistic schemes of nuance with too much
logical ability. When humanity becomes too
good for heaven money ma/ become too good
for the industrious and capable farmers aad
wage-earners of America, but not before.
Unequal desire and demand for silver make
silver the inferior of rold in the arts and in
the currencies. Strip gold of the legal-tender
quality, and who would not then take for his
dues demonetized gold when the chance of
fered, instead 01 legal-tender silver? But if the
power exists in legislation to make two metals
equal as money, then the same power can
make silver and gold equal in the arts and
for jewelry. If the United States can double
the price of tlie world's silver by enactment,
why can it not also double the price of gar
neis or wheat or pork or any other exchang
able thing by the same necromancy? And how
can an international conference fix Iv goid
the price of silver? And, if agreement be
tween nations can maintain stable prices for
silver, why not for other commodities?
The question to-day is, Which shall farmers
and all good ciiizens of the United States
maintain and circulate, honest mouey or dis
honest money, good money or bad money ?
Farmers and all other sensible folk should de
mand when they buy money with their prod
ucts or services the Highest standard and
quality of money. And if gold and sliver are
to be coined freely and in unlimited quanti
ties by the United States, then equity and
honesty must insist that "any quantity of
either metal in the form of bullion must be of
exactly the same vaiue as the same quantity
of the same metal in the form of coin."
But it the unlimited and free coinage of
silver at the ilioeical and false ratio of 16 to 1
is to be instituted aud silver thus mft'ie a
legal tender at a mint and coin valne which Is
twice its bullion value this basic principle of
rightful coinage will have been abrogated
and dened. Under the operation 01 the
Gresham law Rold will disappear from the
channels cf American commerce and silver
will take its place. All that we sell foreigners
will be paid for in silver, and all that we buy
from them will be paid lor in gold, and we
also will pay the premium on that gold. In
short we will be monetarily Mexicanized, ond
no class will suffer co great a proportion of
the calamitous loss which this will cause as
American farmers.
AH the Members of the Family
of Albert Bray Found With
Their Throats Cut.
Indications Are That It Ts a Case
of Wanton Murder and
NOBLESVILLE, Ikd., Oct. 9. — The
citizens of this town and the people of the
surrounding country are greatly excited
over tne new* of an awful tragedy which
took place three miles from here. The
bodies of Albert Bray, a prominent
farmer, bis wife and two children, were
found dead this morning in their home.
Their throats bad been cut, and all were
dead except Bray, who died soon after he
was found.
The neighbors are undecided whether
they were murdered by strangers or
whether Bray did the awful deed himself.
For some time t>ast the family had been
living very quietly at their home. They
seemed happy and Bray was apparently
devoted to nis wife. He always went out
with her and seemed to do all he could
for her. On several occasions, however, he
acted very queerly, and it began to be
whispered around that he was not quite
right in his head. Frequently he would
meet neighbors on tne publio highway
and would pass them without a word of
salutation. He never said or did any
thing, however, which gav6 tne least indi
cation that he contemplated the norriblo
butchery which came to light to-day.
Early this morning a neighbor who
wished to borrow a plow called at the Bray
house. He knocked, but received no an
swer. Going around to the Dack door he
found that it was shut, and there were no
signs of life in the house. He was greatly
surprised at this, as he knew that the
Brays were early risers, and their usual
time for getting up had long since passed.
He finally decided something was wrong
in the house, and putting his shoulder to
the back door he forced his way in. He
saw no indications of anything being
wrong until he reached the bedroom.
There an awful sisrht met his eyes. Lying
on the floor were the bodies of Mrs. Bray
and the two children, aged 3 and 6 re
spectively. Their throats had been cut.
Near by "was the prostrate form of Bray,
whose throat had also been cut. He was
still alive, but unconscious. At his side
was a bloody razor.
The neighbors tried to revive Bray, but
in vain. Bray died shortly after he was
The officers were notified of the tragedy
and are working hard to find possible
clews to the murderer, though it is gener
ally believed that Bray himself committed
the deed in an insane moment.
Oscar Bnmtneratein Prepares to Avoid
Paying Heavy Datnaf/ea.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 9.— The Herald
says this morning : Oscar Haramerstein
yesterday afternoon transferred a private
house belonging to him in Harlem to his
wife. Earlier in the week he leased the
Harlem Opera-house and the Columbia
Theater to two of his sons. "When Ham
merstein was asked last night about the
significance of these transactions he
"Well," said he, "damage suits against
me growing out of the boiler explosion
that" occurred at the Olympia the day
after it opened last autumn, when two
persons were killed and others injured,
for nearly $150,000 will soon come up for
trial. I have made the transfer of real
estate you refer to and have leased my
theaters to my sons. You may draw your
own inference.
"As far as these transactions signifying
that I am preparing for any bisr financial
crash, let me tell you that my total float
ing indebtedness to-day at all my the
aters — Olympia, Harlem Opera-House and
Columbus — will not amount to much
more than $50,000. That covers all un
paid bills and 1 have property enough to
cover that three or four times over. That
does not look very much like a failure,
does it?"
The Olympia opened on November 26
last. The next morning a foed-pipe in the
steam-heating apparatna burst and two
men were killed and eight men were se
verely injured.
They Board a French Ship, Pinion the
Crete and Plunder the Vessel.
MADRID, Spain., Oct. 9.— News has
been received by the Government that the
Riffl pirates are again committing depre
dations upon passing vessels and have
become bolder than ever. A strong band
of Riffi boarded the French ship Corinte
off Anthucema, and after pinioning the
crew plundered the ship's cargo. The
Spanish steamer Saviila, conveying Cuban
exiles to Ceuta appeared on the scene and
fared on the pirates. The fire was returned
and a fight begun which lasted some time.
Four men on board the Sevilla were killed,
including a Cuban prisoner named Oscar.
The pirates finally retired, but carried off
the captain of the Corinte. A Spanish
war ship has gone in search of the pirates.
During His Flight He Slays
an Officer and Is
Overtaken by the Pursuers He
Puts a Bullet in His
Own Head.
Many Bicyclists Held for Identification
anl the S?cond Desperado Is
Probably in Custody.
WELLS, Minn., Oct. 9.— John D. Sair,
who no doubt engineered the robbery at
Sherbume Wednesday, is dead, as is also
Marshal Gallien of Bancroft, lowa.
This tragic sequel to the Martin County
tragedy and bank robbery came a Jew
minutes after 9 o'clock this morning in a
bloody battle on the State line road near
Elonore, Minn. A posse of 100 men in
command of Deputy Sheriff Ward of Mar
tin County got on the trail of Sair shortly
after daylight and tracked him to a farm
house. Deputy Ward knocked at the door
and was answered by a woman, but be
fore she had spoken three words Sair
rushed up behind her and beean firing
over her shoulder at the officers. He
fired seven times in quick succession. One
of the bullets struck Marshal Gallien in
the forehead and killed him instantly.
Tbe desperado then ran out of the house
by way of the back door, mounted his bi
cycle and dashed off toward the east. The
posse caught sight of him and followed
close behind. This chase was kept up for
four miles, when Sair broke a pedal on his
wheel and took to the fields on foot.
As he ran across a cornfield toward a
clump of trees Deputy Sheriff Ward
clashed up, dismounted and resting his
gun upon a tree fired, the shot from his
Winchester taking effect in the robber's
shoulder. The latter fell, it was supposed
from the shot from Ward's gun, but when
the posse gathered around him it was
found he had shot himself in the head,
the shoulder wound only being a slight
one. Upon examining the body tbe offi
cers found a portion of the money stolen
at Sherbume in an inside pocket of his
shirt, the amount being about $600. Fas
tened to a belt around his body were two
revolvers and a dirk knife.
The body was taken to Elonoro at noon
and thence west to Sberburne later. Tbe
Coroner's inquest has adjourned until
Monday without finding a verdict. The
body of the dead Marshal was taken to
Bancroft, lowa, to-night. Bicyclists are
being held for identification at Preston,
Blooming Prairie and Estherville, lowa.
The man captured at the last named
place best answers the description of the
other robber, Fred Pratt, and he will be
held until officers can reach Estherviile
from Wilder, Minn., Pratfs home.
f Continued from JFlrtt Page. J
"Onion Veterans' Patriotic League of
Cleveland, and were escorted to the Taber
nacle, where an elaborate dinner was
served by the women of the city. After
dinner they marched to Major McKinley's
house. Scores of the ex-Confederate
soldiers walked arm-in-arm with the
Union veterans— gray uniforms and blr\e
were mingled in the parade.
Along the line of march the veterans
were cheered at every step, and they made
a brave spectacle as they swung up the
broad street and passed under the white
arch at the foot of the hill leading to the
McKinley residence, just at sunset. The
last rays of the sun gleamed in the faces
of the men who had faced each other as
foes in deady battle, and those same rays
fell upon and glorified forty American
flags, which waved above them as they
marched and to which they are equally
loyal and devoted. It was an impressive
sight. At Major McKinley's house the
reception given the visitors was most cor
dial. Flags and handkerchiefs fluttered
from every window, and Mrs. McKinley,
ieaning out on the sill from a second-story
window, waved a small silken banner.
The 2000 spectators on the streets lifted
their voices in a chorus of cheers, and
then from the great delegation of South
erners rose a storm of hurrahs — the old
rebel yell transformed into a patriotic
The cheering when Major McKinley ap
peared on the stand was prolonged and
vehement The speakers in behalf of the
delegation of Confederates were A. P.
Funkhousar, editor of a paper at Harris
ton ourg, Va., and General G. E. Roller.
Major McKinley said:
My fellow-citizens: I welcome to my home
the representatives of a State of proud ances
tral memories [great cheering], the State of
Washington [applause], the President of the
country which framed the Federal constitu
tion, and the first and foremost President of
the United States; the State of Jefferson, the
author of the Declaration of Independence
[great applause and "Hnrrah for McKinley"],
and which lighted the torch of liberty that has
girdled the globe; the State of Madison, the
expounder of the Federal constitution, and
the State of Monroe, who promulgated the
great doctrine that prevents European Inter
ference in this hemisphere; the State was
generous in the concessions of territory that
gave Ohio to the Federal Union. [Loud cheer
ing-] Thrice welcome, men of Virginia; men
Care of your physical health. Build up
your system, tone your stomach, enrich
your blood, prevent colds, pneumonia and
fevers by taking
The Beat— ln fact The One True Bl»od Pnriler.
HnnH'c Pille ar * theonly pills to take
nOOU S fills W itfi Hood'tSaraaparilla,
of the Shenandoah Valley; thrice welcome, the
descendants of such noble sires, to my heart
and home. [Loud cheering.]
Patriotism Is not bounled by State or clflS3
or sectional lines. We are a reunited coun
try. [Cries of "Yes. yes; that's what we are,
and tremendous applause.] We have but one
flag, the glorious old stars and stripes [tre
mendous yelling], which all of us love so weil,
and that we mean to transmit in honor and
glory to our children, North and South. Sec
tionalism was surrendered at Appomattox
[applause], and the years that have followed
have removed whatever lingering resistance
that remained. Indeed, if anything was needed
to utterly and effectually destroy it, it has
been furnished in the events of the contest
now upon us for the honor of the American
name and that permanent peace vhich was
the dying prayer of the great captain of our
armies, Uiysses S. Grant. [Vociferous cheer
ing.) The spirit of the fervent Americanism
is abroad in the land, and not more earnest
is the sentiment in the North than the senti
ment in the South.
This year the words of your veterans' le
gion borne on your breasts to-day, "No North,
no South, no .East, no West, the Union For
ever," sounds torth like a bugle note calling
patriots together, and is an expression of the
purpose of the American people both North
and South [tremendous applause] pro
claiming liberty, union and honor as the high
aim of every survivor of that great war on
either side and of every patriot in the country.
The inspiring and unconquerable sentiment of
this campaign is— Country first, country last
and country with stainless honor all the time.
[Cries of "Good l Good!" and great cheering.]
The voice of the misguided partisan is not
heeded; the voice of patriotism strikes a re
sponsive chord this year. The voice of preju
dice and hate is lost in the grand chorus of
peace and good will. National unity and
National integrity. [Great applause.] No
stronger evidence, no higher testimony ig re
quired to prove that sectional lines are oblit
erated and that the war has long been over
than the presence In Canton to-day of this
large assemblage of ex-Confederate soldiers,
traveling from the Valley of the Shenandoah
in Virginia, which marked the bloody path
way of the war, to testify their devotion to
the unbroken and never to be broken Union
[rtemendous applause] and their purpose to
hold its credit and honor forever.
Their presence here betokens a new depart
ure. It is an inspiring and uplifting scene. It
lifts us above the plane of mere partisanship.
The soldiers who fought against you are also
here to give you hearty and hospitable wel
come, marching side by side with you under
the same flag. [Long and continued applause.]
No longer have they arms in their hands, but
love and respect ior each other in their hearts.
(Cries of "Good, good."] It is a glorions exam
ple of patriotic devotion which might well be
emulated by some people both in the North
and in the South, few oi them happily there
are, who would benefit by fanning the flames
of passion and prejudice by arraying one por
tion of our country against the other. [Cries
of "That's right," and great applause.]
It is peculiarly a matter of gratification to
me also that In my home city and from the
neighboring city of Cleveland, my old com
rades of the war, with whom I fought, on the
other side from you in that great conflict have
given you warm welcome and will tender you
hospitality while here and give you their love
and benediction to carry away with you when
you go. [Continued cheering.]
Men of the South, the only force now needed
in this free Government is that of conscience,
justice, reason and intelligence. [Great ap
plause.] This is the irresistible power upon
which resta our strength, security, perma
nency and glory. We have entered upon a
new and blessed era— we have crossed the do
minion of force into the kingdom of peace
and law and mutual good will. [Applause.]
I thank your orators for their generous words
of assurance in your behalf.
Let us remember now and in all the future
that we are Americans, and that what is good
for Ohio is good for Virginia. [Continuous ap
plause and three cheers for McKinley and Ho
Major McKinley was given the most
earnest attention and was cheered vocifer
ously by his auditors. Tne ex-Confederate
Veterans left Canton at midnight and
were escorted to Plttsburg by a committee
from the Americus Club of that city.
Major McKinley will receive twenty-five
delegations Saturday. He will he assisted
in srjeeciimaking by Charles L. Boutelle of
Maine. •*
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