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6 THE ARTTS. THTIRRHAY JAVHART IA law?
50 liilSIIlJSM DRUGGISTS
First Accomplished Fact of the
OHIO 8EHAT0R TO SUCCEED OLHEY.
Of the Indianapolis Gathering of
STANDARD OF GOLD IS THE FIRST,
And the Seaond I That tl Greenbacks
and All Other Classes of United State
Notes Mint Oo-.n "Elastic" System of
Currency Another of the Ne-oelful Things
Text of the Principle and Flan of
Indianapolis, Jan. 14. -Vt 10 : 30 o'clock
yesterday the first morning session or
the monetary conference was called to
order. The convention has be?n con
spicuous for the absence of unneces
sary frills. The chief event of the morn
ing session was the speech of Repre
sentative Fowler, of the banking and
currency committee of the national
house. In which he said: "There ar
three ways of escaping national bank
ruptcy at some time, if the present
Plan Is to be continued: 1 We could
assume full functions of banking, a
Btep which is altogether out of the
question; 2 we can tax the people
when the emergency arises, which must
prove, as It always ha:!, a most expen
sive and burdensome policy and one to
whic h the people will not long Submit;
3 ihe retirement of the demand ob
ligations of the government, a policy
that Is demanded by our own experi
ence and approved by that of all the
rest of the World. Thi;i b; the only prac
tical solution and it is our only reme
dy." BiwIneM Conrlndeit w ith a Whirl.
Wlih an exception in the caseof Vor
ler all the speeches were limited to live
minutes, and there were bushels of
plans proposed for attaining the ob
jects of the convention. To have rvad
them all In full would have been im
possible: so they v,ere sent to the com
mittee on resolutions unread. And that
committee wrestled all day with the
question of which was the best, or
would a sort of "composite" plan
made of them all or several of them
be the thing wanted. A scheme was
finally decided upon, reputed to the
convention, unanimously adopted and
sine die adjournment reached a day
or two ahead of the time expected by
many people in this city.
Walker Objects to the Report.
During the day. having been invited
to do so, the convention paid a visit to
the Indiana senate that is to the
chamber, for when they arrived the
Indiana upper house had adjourned, and
the delegates trudged back to their
hall through the snow. The plans given
in full below were not put through
without opposition, but the opposition
was by only two. Walker and Fowler,
the members of the national house pres
ent. After the committee's report was
read Walker said:
"The congress of the United States
the last congress deferred action upon
any reform of the finance and banking
system of this country to the present
contrress. It was delayed until the
present session of congress. The com
mittees on banking and currency of the
house and finance of the senate have
taken no special action, but up to the
present moment It had been determined
that before this congress closes there
vhould lie some definite scheme formu
lated to be presented to the proposed
extra session of the Fifty-fifth congress.
And but for this convention some
scheme would have been provided.
Wants to Know What They've Hone.
"This convention was called. What
have you done? The extra session meets
you cannot Inaugurate your commis
sion before the close of the present con
gress: you cannot determine whether
you will appoint this commission by
this body until that scheme Is tried, and
then It goes over to the regular session
of congress, and when the next congress
is elected. If legislation has not before
been had. you will not get it. You will
not, in my Judgment. get it for ten years.
Now, I did propose that you
say something about the methods of se
curing legislation, if there had leen the
slightest ho or encouragement from
this convention, but I want to say to
you that you have damned the whole
reform, damned it here today in the
weakness nf human nature, and there
Is no salvation."
Keply to Representative Walker.
A. Is Hoots, of Connersvllle. said that
Walker misunderstood the nature of
the men here. They came here to ex
press their sentiments and woe be to
the map. in congress "who charges us
with being lobbyists for Immoral or
other purposes." Fowler offered a res
olution for a committee of one from
each state to confer and co-operate with
congress In the matter. Later he with
drew It. The report was adopted with
a shout, the usual votes of thanks were
passed and the convention adjourned
TWO BASIC PRINCIPLES STATED.
Cold Vast Bo the Standard and the Green
back Most Go.
Following Is the report of the com
mittee: This convention declares that it has
become absolutely necessary that a con
sistent, straightforward and deliberate
ly planned monetary system shall be
inaugurated, the fundamental basis of
which should be: First, that the pres
ent gold standard should be maintain
ed; second, that steps should be taken
to Insure the ultimate retirement of all
classes of United States notes by a
gradual and steady process, and so as
to avoid injurious contraction of the
currency or disturbance of the business
interests of the country; and that until
made for a separation of the revenue
and note issue departments of the
treasury. Third, that a banking system
be provided whjch should furnish cred
it facilities to every portion of the coun
try and an elastic circulation, especially
with a view of securing such a distribu
tion of the loanable capital of the coun
try as will tend to equalize the rates of
interest in all parts thereof.
For the purpose of effectively promot
ing the above objects Resolved, that
litLeen members of this convention be
appointed by the chairman to act as an
executive committee while this conven
tion is not in session, with the full pow
ers of this convention. The executive
committee shall have the power to in
crease its membership to any number
not exceeding forty-five, and live mem
bers thereof shall at all limes constitute
a quorum of said committee. The ex
ecutive committee shall have special
charge of the solicitation, receipt and
disburspmssst of contributions volun
tarily made for all purposes; shall have
power to call this convention together
again when and where it may seem best
to said committee to do so. and shall
continue in ofice with power to fill va
cancies until discharged at a future
meeting of this convention.
Resolved, That is shall be the duty
of this executive committee to endeavor
to procure of the special session of con
gress which it is understood will be
called in March next legislation calling
for the appointment of a monetary com
mission by the president to consider the
entire question, and to report to con
gress at the earliest clay possible.
INDIANAPOLIS PLAN ADOPTED.
In the Event That Congress Shall Ignore
the Matter Presented.
Or failing to secure the above legis
lation they are hereby authorizsd and
empowered to select a commission of
eleven members, according to the rules
and place set forth in the suggestions
submitted to the convention by Mr.
Ilanna, of Indianapolis, as follows:
Article 1. The commission shall con
sist of eleven members to be named by
the executive committee appointed by
this convention. The executive commit
tee shall have power to fill vacancies In
the commission as they may occur.
Article 2. The first meeting of the
commission shall be held at a time and
place to be designated by the executive
committee of this convention in a call
to be issued therefor: and at such
meeting the commission shall organize
by the election of such officers and the
adoption of such rules and by-laws for
its own government aS may be agreed
by a majority of its members ;and there
after it shall be governed by such rules
and by-laws subject to these articles.
Article 3. All rules and by-laws of
the commision and all its proceedings
shall be directed towards the accom
plishment of the objects of its creation,
which Is to make a thorough investi
gation of the monetary affairs and
needs of this country in all relations
and aspects, and to make appropriate
suggestions as to any evils found to
exist, and the remedies therefor: and
no limit is placed upon the scope or such
inquiry or the manner of conducting
the same, excepting only that the ex
penses thereof shall not exceed the sums
set apart for such purposes by the ex
Article 4. The executive committee
of this convention rhall use so much of
; the voluntary' contributions made to It
as may be available for that purpose
to defray all necessary expenses of the
commission, and shall notify the com
mission from time to time of the
amount so available, in order that it
may regulate its expenditures accord
ingly; and no liability shall be attached
to said committee or to this convention
beyond the amount so notified.
Article 5. When the labors of this
commission have been completed as far
as practicable the executive committee,
if it deems It advisable, shall issue a
call to bring this convention together
again at a time aid place designated
In such call, ar.d at the meeting so con
vened the commission shall make report
of its doings and suggestions in such
manner and form as it shall deem best
adapted to present the same to this
Convention and its members for action:
I and if legislation is deemed possible it
i shall accompany such report with a
draft of such bill or bills providing for
j such legislation.
Resolved. That a!! resolutions and
' communications as to methods of cur
rency reform which have been piescnt
ed to this convention be referred to
such corr.njlssion when formed.
Tax lor insurance toinpasirt,
St. I.ouis. Jan. 14. The Illinois Fire
men's convention at East St. Louis
yesterday unanimously adapted a re
port of the committer recommending
concerted action on the part of all Illi
nois fire departments to secure th3
passage by the legislature of a bill au
thorising all organized cities, towns
and villages in th- state to levy a tax
or license from firo insurance companies
for the benefit of organized fire departments.
This Is Ofltela! and Positive, Not Spe. nl.-tion-Hauua
to Probably Get the Neat
is the Senate No a- Occupied by "Honest
John" Appointment Will t.ire Sherman
a Public Career Banning Throng Forty
six Tears Alger Looming t"p for she
Washington, Jan. 14. The Ass -elated
Press is able today to positive an
nounce that Mr. McKinley has tendered
the state portfolio to Senator John Sher
man, of Ohio, and that the distinguished
Buckeye statesman has accepted and
will be the premier of the incoming
Stats cr r"mo. City er Tjlfdo, i
Lrcts Couxtt. f
Frank J. Cheney mikes oath ttat be if th
senior partner of the first of P. J Cheney t Co.
doing business in Ihe city of loleco. coasty sad
state afores.i', aa4 tkat said firm wll! pay tr e
saw of OSL HrTR D DOLLARS far cash
and ev.ry case of ra'sr.-h that cannot ba cored by
the use of Ball's Catarrh Core.
ruasK j omar.
Sworn to b font uid snsc-:tvd in my pns-
f tec this Sth day of Dec saber, A. D. 188
A. W. flLiascnr
Not -ly . uMic.
Hall's Catarrh Cere t- ke- tstoraaUr sad ads
directly on lac blood axd atacoas surfaces of the
fastest, bend foe tasuaonl ilr, free.
r l. Can zt Co. Tssaoo, Ohio.
administration. Spec ulation as to who
would be the OMa member ia the cab
inet of the president-"Iei ; has eer
si'tently hovered about the nanv-s of
Sherman and Ilanna. th- former lie
ing mentioned In connection with the
state and treasury portfoi:os. and the
latter In conn. lion with th- head of
the treasury and aaSjMfJsee departm-nts.
It has been known for some time, how
ever, that He.nna's ambition was a Bsssj
in the United States senate. The re
tirement of Ohio's veteran senator to
fan .-pt the position of premier in Mc
Kinley's cabinet will probably open the
way to a gratification or this ambition.
Hanna Will Probably Ik Senator.
Sherman's term as senator would ex
pire two years hence. March 4. 189J.
The vacancy created by Sherman's re
tirement will be filled by appointment
by Governor Hushnell pending the as
sembling of the Ohio legislature In Jan
uary. 18D8. It Is understood that the
old war in Ohio between the Sherman
and Foraker factions has ceased, and
that complete harmony has been re
stored among the leaders. This carrier
with it the strong Implication that Gov.
Bushnell will appoint Ilanna to the
vacancy In the senate when Sherman
steps out to assume the grave respon
sibilities connected with the head of the
department of state. Senator Sherman
declines to make any statement relative
to this important announcement, but
this in no wise militates against Its
Rounds Ont a Brilliant Public Career.
The definite announcement that Mc
Kinley has selected the keystone of the
arch upon which his administration m ill
rest recalls the fact that It was Cleve
land's selection of Judge Walter Q.
Gresham for secretary of state of the
present administration which was first
given to the public. As secretary of
state Sherman will round out a brilliant
public career which began forty-two
years ago in the house of representa
tives, and bring to that exalted post a
ripe experience which has covered four
terms in the lower branch of congress
and six terms in the upper house, be
sides four years at the head of the
treasury department under Hayes' ad
ministration. Alger the Probable War Secretary.
It is significant in connection with the
knowledge that Sherman will be secre
tary of state that General Russell Al
ger, of Michigan, while here a few days
ago had a conference with the Ohio
senator at which, it is understood, all
their past differences were adjusted and
reconciled. This strengthens the belief
j mat Alger is to be a member of McKin
, ley s cabinet, the post he is to fill being
that of secretary of war. Reports.
' however, also persistently associate the
' name of Senator Hawley with this port
folio. As the fact that Sherman was to
be secretary of state was not generally
known In Washington last night It oc
casioned no gossip or comment.
SECRETARY OlSKl'Tl RNED DOW.
Senators Beluse to Make an Innovation la
Treaties Vest aad Francis.
Washington. Jan. 14. fVc r tary Olney
was aereatea at every point by the sen
! ate in executive se ssion yesterday,
w hen that body refus -d to reconsider Its
action on the Argentine and Orange
Free State extradition treaties, and
j w ould not consider the suggestion
which he made. The treaties as amend
ed by the senate will stand. The prin
cipal point in contention in the ex
tradition treaties is the authority grant
ing a foreign government to take by
force persons who escape to this coun
try and are charged with certain of
fenses It was this point which was
stricken out and which Secretary Ol
ney asked be retained.
The secretary had requested in a
long letter that the senate am-ndmenta
j making these treaties conform to cus-
torn in these matters by making It op
tional with this government whether its
I own citisens should be extradited from
this country should be withdrawn.
Much of the entire session was given
to speeches by members of the commit
tee on foreign relations showing why
there should be no change in the cos
1 torn which the speakers said had
j worked well for over a hundred years.
! Speeches were made by Morgan. Davis
! and others, and It was stated that th
committee stood as a unit in opposi
j lion to the innovation proposed by the
secretary of state. At the conclusion
; of these speeches the senate decided
without division to allow its previous
dec ision not urallfy the treaties wi.bout
amendment to stand, thus ignortr.z
the secretary's request.
Another matter that came up ia the
at ex-Govsmor Francis nf
am secretarv of th IntortAr Vr
the principal speaker in opposition. In
his remarks he stated that he nad noth
ing personally against Francis, but
called attention to the action of Use
eecretary duH'ng the campaign. He said
that the secretary had written and pub
lished a letter in which he asserted
that the Democratic parly was engaged
in a campaign of dishonor. Any per
son making such a statement could not
receive his support for any position.
He also declared that Secretary Fran
cis, since the election, had removed men
from office In his department because
these men bad supported the
regular Democratic ticket. and
that as a Democrat the Missouri
senator resented any such action by a
cabinet officer. Vest said he had voted
against the confirmation of Francis In
committee, and that he would vote
against the nomination In the senate.
White of California, a member of the
committee on finance, stated that while
he did not approve of the course of
Francis during the campaign and had
presided over the convention which
Francis had characterised is dishonora
ble, he felt that as long as there was
no personal objection to ...m nor
charges agaxlnst him or his character
the senate should not reject his nom
ination. He stated that he believed th
president had a right to Srlect whom he
pleased for memliers of his official fami
ly, and a man's political course should
be no bar to such selection and did
not warrant his rejection by the senate
He added, however, that he did not
think this principle applied to other
appointments, and reserved the right
to oppose confirmations where re
movals were made lecause men refused
to oppose the regular Dvmoc ratic ticket
and their successors were selected on
the ground that they had refus d to
support the Democratic nnmina.eons.
Voorhees and Jones of Arkansas, mem
bers of the finance committee, sup
ported their colleague White n this
contention. Pugh's opiH-sttlon was
mainly of the same character as that
til LL DAY WITH THE ST ATE" HEN.
Senate la EaerutWe Hrsslnn llogue Batter
Talk In the House.
Washington. Jan. 14 The opening
session of the senate yesterday was
muc h curtailed by an exe tnive m sxlon
lasting two liouis. After this the bal
ance of the day was given to Bacon of
Georgia In a speech upholding the pow
er of congress to recognize new govern
ments. The senator Insisted that the
"arrogant assertion of one-man power"
threatened to mak the presidential
power greater than that exerted by any
monarch. An agreement was reached
for a vote on the free homestead bill
at 4 p. m. today. The executive ses
sion was largely devoted to Vest's ob
jection to the confirmation of Francis
as secretaar of the Interior, which ob
jection was entirely political. The con
firmation Is still "hung up" owing to
After a very dull day devoted to pass
ing hllla of minor Importance the house
plunged Into a warm controversy over
a bill to make oteomargerine and other
Imitations of dairy prneJu.ts subject to
the laws of the states Into which they
are transported. The author of the bill.
Grant of Vermont, led the light for It
and It was opposed by the Democrats
and several Republicans chiefly on the
ground that It would give the states
power to prohibit the use of such prod
ucts. The house got Into a parliamentary
struggle over th measure on account of
the determination of Cannon to secure
more time for Its consideration, and ad
journed leaving It unfinished. One of
the senate bills passed was to withdraw
from the supreme court criminal cases
other than capital and leave Jurisdic
tion over them to the courts of appeals.
Bopresoatallse la Troubles.
Washington. Jan. 14 Repreeentatire
David F. Wilbur, of New York, was
sued yesterday In the equity branch of
the District supreme court for alimony
and the support of his child by Mr
Myra C. Wilbur. She alleges that he
abandoned her a year ago at Oneonta,
Another I mud Order 1 Sanaa
Washington. Jan. 14. The postmaster
general has Issued a fraud order against
a concern with many aliases operating
at Spring Valley. Minn. The Con
solidated Candy company, of 113 Har
rison street, Chicago, has also been
barred from the malls.
f Hfc MARKETS.
Kew York Financial.
Xrw YnRk Jaa 11.
Money on call nominally IVtoV par cent :
prime mercantile paper. Js iMsa per coat :
sterling-eichanao was arm. .. tie actui has
inea in tankers' bi.ls at t-'T sftfTTUJ for d
maiid and W-'f-l1. for stitr days: p. U-i
rates. cs US and l is... commercial
1 ills. VOtyHM
Silver cortinratea. f4T'4VdV no sales: bar
sUrer. : Mexicau d illsrs. v ..
United State: ireive-rutn-nt b nds Brra: 4's
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Chicago Cirala and Preset asst.
(Mile aoo. Jan VI
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of Trade t iday Wh"t Jssrasrr. t, rn
nal. close I TsSejr: H,y opsrsed SHoc. r'esd
TTsc; July. oprneJ rac. rjosol ,V Oars
January, opened and cosed ssvainal: Hay
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elrav-d -c Oats January. , naff
closed SaTafSi May. opened Is ay- close I IS
Pork -January. opeasdtT S's. rloisd anssina:.
May. opened $T . ciorf fJTti. Lard Jan.
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fjf.fg. Cle d 4 &.
Produce Butter F.fra cr.
lb: extra dairy, lie per lb:
stexn. ts Er.s rises, stork. Itstlt per
doe. Poultry Turkeys, seilisjc mm Ik. . mm
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