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THE AliGUS. FRIDAY.
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On Cleveland's Letter Against
Free Silver Coinage.
VIEWS OF DEMOCRATIC STATESMEN.
arly a 1,'iiit on the Subject, and Stoutly
to the Kffect That It Sets Him Aside
for 189'i Republican Indorsement A
liusincs Man' Opinion Given to the
lfme Committee on Coinage The
President Gives Mr. Lo Some Good Ad
vice OS'.cial Notes.
Washington City. Feb. 13. The letter
ex-I'resiilent Cleveland wrote to the meet
ing of the anti-free silver men h"ld at
t wiper Union, New York city Wednesday
uii;lit, crae up in the course of fie de
bate in the house yesterday. GroMvcnor
hid read the account of the meeting and
P-c-l'resident Cleveland's letter, Kle said
t hat he heartily indorsed the letter, and
i'ius placed this important and states
m:tnlike document in the permanent rec
ords of the country to the end that in the
coming: campaign it should be available
under the frank of members of th a next
congress to be used in disseminating in
formation throughout the country. Kerr
fto commented on the Cleveland letter.
lilund and Kerr Have a Colloquy.
Rlml I thought tiie gentleman was in
favor of free coinage.
Kerr I am.
l'.land Then you ought to be called
you never vote that way.
Kerr I ne ver had the chance.
Bland You had a chance the other day.
niujoiiumnot vote with ui. Now that
Mr. Cleveland has been confirmed in his
views by such a great statesman as the
gentleman from Iowa, I do not see how
he can ever change his views and bo con
certed. No Anti-Silver Man Need Apply.
Hooker, in referrinK to the Cleveland
letter, said that he wished to say lor him
self, and he believed for his constituents.
mar ttiey wanted the free coinage of both
metals. Whatever mixbt be the ODinion
of any one man, whether he had cccupied
an eminent position in the past or expect
ed to occupy it in the future, no one
man had aright to speak for the great
laboring interests of the country which
stood back and behind the constitution
and law. Applause.
Cannon I would like to ask the gentle
man whether he is in favor of Mr. Cleve
land for next president.
Hooker I will say that I donrt think
that a man on the continent of America
will ever be a candidate of the Democratic
party for president of the United States
who is opposed to the free coinage of sil
Individual democratic Opinion.
Ex-President Cleveland's letter was the
subject of general talk at the Capitol yes
terday. The following are the comments
of a nnmber of Democratic members on
the letter, and how it will affect his pros
pects for renomination.
Goodnight of Kentucky The letter flat
tens Mr. Cleveland out complete ly. The
wonder to me is that that man was not
condemned long ago. It is known long
ago that he was un-Democratic on the sub
ject of silver.
Flower of New York It shows that Mr.
Cleveland has the courage of his convic
tions. Sayresof Texas If the Democratic party
stands by its platform, it will result in an
irreconcilable difference between it and
Means His "Political Death."
Edmunds of Virginia It means politi
cal death for Mr. Cleveland as far as the
south and west are concerned.
Quinn of New York The letter is a big
mistake. It is especially in opportune at
McClammy of North Carolina Cleve
land ain't in it. He's dumped.
Wheeler It would have been better if
Cleveland had written a letter declining
Lawler I have greater admiration for
Cleveland now than I ever had. I disa
gree with him on silver, but I admire
the man for his frankness and sincerity.
Fithian of Illinois Cleveland is out of
Time KnouKh Vet, Says Ityaum.
Bynum of Indiana It is a Ion? time be
fore the next Democratic convention.
Owens of Ohio It knocks Cleveland out
of the fight.
Wiley of New York The letter will help
Cleveland in New York. I thii.k that the
sentiment of the country is ch inging to
the position which Mr. Cleveland holds.
Dickerson I think that Mr. Cleveland
has issued his own death wnrra:its.
Forman of Illinois Mr. Cleveland can
not expect a renomination at the hands
of the Democracy after writing such a let
ter. Stewart of Texas It ought to prevent
Stone of Kentucky I do not 1elieve any
Democrat who is opposed to five coinage
can be elected president of the United
lireckinridge Stands by Grover.
Breckinridge of Kentucky I believe
that Mr. Cleveland will be the next presi
dent of the United States.
Kerr of Pennsylvania, chairman of his
state committee The west, south and
southwest cannot support Mr Cleveland
after that letter. The letter will, how
ever, help Mr. Cleveland in Pennsylvania.
Peet of Arkansas The letter will hurt
Mr. Cleveland. But he has the confidence
of more Democrats that any ot her man in
the country. Many of those who differ
with him on the silver question will yet
lie for him for the presidency.
His Candidacy Ridleol ins.
Bland Every one must sea that Mr.
Cleveland has made a mistake. His letter
makes his candidacy for the presidency
ridiculous. He will have no following
west of the Allegheny mountains.
Of the Republicans, Darlingxn of.Penn
sylvania says: "It is not goi ig to injure
his presidential chances." Dingley of
Maine thought it an admirable letter. "It
represents the views of all sound business
men throughout the country."
The President Talks to Mr. Lo.
Washington Citt. Feb. 11 The Sioux
Indians called at the executive mansion
yesterday afternoon. The pre ident's fanv.
ily and a number of invited guests were
present. Rev. Mr. Cook act ed as inter
preter. The president addi'essed them
briefly to the effect that thev must raise
more corn or live stock and le.'-s hades. He
told them that they could ge;; nothing by
war except punishment. They were too
weak to contend against the United
States.' They must teach their young men
to be citizens, not warriors. They and
their children must not expect to be al
ways fed by the government; white men
k.j i ' I i i
bad tO WOrk ta HlirVHV-t lhlmculm mr.A ar.
must Indians. He promised them that
the government would do everything pos
sible to see that all
rted out, and to teach them the arts
oi civilization. He then shook hands with
each of the delegates. The Indians left
for the west this morning.
FOR A GOLD BASIS.
The National Hoard of Trade President's
Washington- CiTr, Feb. la -Mr. Fraley,
of Philadelphia, president of the National
board of trade, appeared before the coin
age rommitee yesterday and in reply to
questions as to the soundness and stability
of English currency, Ntid that all com
mercial settlements were made upon the
gold basis and no matter whether or not
the payment whs made in- gold or silver,
it was adjusted on that basis. This was
demanded by the laws of trade. Replying
to a question as to what the task set for
the United States would be if a free coin
age bill were passed he said that if the
United States could put itself in a posi
tion to buy all the silver in the world and
stop the mining th?y would be able to fix
any price on silver they wished.
Ion't Seem to Kzaclly Agree.
He did not believe this possible, and
said that we must deal with the silver
afloat in the world. The result would be
that as soon as the United States had ex
hausted the supply of silver in sight, sil
ver would begin to command a much
higher price in Europe. If the free coin
age bill was passed his bank would pay
deposits in legal tender until it decided
whether to close its business or to place it
ou a gold basis.
Mr. Joel Cook, of Philadelphia, finan
cial editor of The Ixdi;er. spoke against
free coinage. He claimed that silver was
a commodity like wheat, and that if the
United States b;come a purchaser at a
higher price than that of silver elsewhere,
silver would come here until the supply
became so large that the price would fall
until it became a glut on the market.
Congress In ItrieC
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. In the sen
ate yesterday the credentials of Teller for
the senatorial term beeinnine March 4
next were filed. The convricht bill was
taken up, but owing to Sherman's al-
sence the bill was laid aside, and the Dis
trict of Columbia annronriation hill wn
considered and passed. A number of bills
on tne calender were passed, and the sen
After routine business the honw wint
into committee of the whole on the legis
lative appropriation bill. In the debate
the administration of the nension oflioe
was attacked by Enloo of Tennessee, and
letenleu by Perkins of Kansas. Without
disposing of the bill the house adjourned.
Mary Asm Dougherty's Pension.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13 In the sen
ate yesterday the bill granting a pension
to Mary Ann Dougherty was taken up. A
bill was passed for the tenefit of this
woman during Cleveland's administra
tion, and it was vetoed on the ground that
she was entirely undeserving of the grant.
When the bill was reached yesterday
Cockrell objected to it, and Blair moved
that it be considered notwithstanding the
objection. Thereupon Cockrell declared
that the bill could not be passed, as there
never was such an infamous fraud, adding
that the woman was a drunken debauchee.
Blair contented himself with scowling at
the Missouri senator and withdrawing his
To Impeach a United States Judge.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. The house
committee on judiciary yesterday adopted
unanimously a report of the sub-commit
tee that investigated allegations of cor
ruption in United States courts, recom
mending the impeachment of United
States Judge Boarman, of the northern
district of Louisiana, for converting to his
personal use the moneys paid into his
BAD CASE AGAINST GIBSON.
The Stuff in that Itottle Is a Terrible
Witness Decoy letters.
Chicago, Feb. 13. The case against Gib
son is made darker as the facts come out.
He will probably be indicted by the state
as well as the United States, and the state
will be harder on him than Uncle Sam.
Mr. Hart says that the authorities have
possession of a number of letters written
by Gibson, in which the plot is hinted at
and DeWar is admonished that he is not
using the di-patch he should in the mat
ter. But the most damaging is in answer
to a decoy ltt-r which was sent last Mon
day by DeWar.
A Had One on Gibson.
The letter was to the effect that he (De
War) had made several attempts to carry
out the plot, and had failed on account of
the liquid. He said he thought that it
had lost its virt ue. He asked Gibson to
come to Chicago Thursday and bring a
new bottle of the stuff.- He also told him
to bring evidence that he intended to pay
him for the job. Gibson answered by tcl-
ecram that lie would come to Chicago
Wednesday morning. DeWar met him
at the train and made an appointment to
meet Uibsou at the (irand Pacific hotel
The officers who were watching DeWar
followed Gibson to the hotel and arrested
Nature of the Fluid.
The contents of the grip were a shirt, a
few collars, a bottle of liquid, and 100
shares of whisky trust stock assigned to
ue w ar.
"It was part of the deal to pay DeWar
in part with stock," said Hart, "and he
evidently brought the share certificates to
show DeWar and spur him on to do the
"What is the nature of the fluid?"
"I think it is sulphuric acid and phos
phorus. I know that as Boon as it is ex
posed for a moment to the air it will ig
DeWar has been Spirited away by the
authorities on the ground, as they say,
that his life is in danger from the whisky
Demand on Wisconsin Ex -Treasurers.
Milwaukee, Feb. 13. Messengers were
dispatched yesterday from Madison bear
ing letters from State Treasurer Hunner
to ex-State Treasurers IL B. Harshaw, at
Oshkosh, and . C. McFetridge. at Beaver
darn, demanding that they account for
and pay over to the state the interest
which they received from banks on de
posits of state funds. The demand on
McFetridge is for 159,156.30 and that on
Harshaw for 1133,204.84
Bi Gain for Gladvtonlans.
London, Feb. 13. Mansfield, the Liberal
candidate, was elected in Northampton
yesterday by a vote of 5,730, Germain, Con
servative, receiving 3,723. Bradlaugh,
Liberal, in the Mine constituency, had a
majority at the last election of 697.
MURDERED HIS FATHER.
Righteous Kentucky Judge Shot Dead
by His Own Son.
PlXEVTLLE. Kv.. Feb. 13. Juilirn Wil
Lewis, of Harlan county, the man who
made himself famous as the leader of th
Law and Order league which waged such
Ditter warfare against Wils Howard and
is infamous trans, was murdered bv bi
son, Sidney Iiewis, Wednesday night. The
uu was a raemoer or the llowark gang and
had made frequent threats against hLs fa
ther's life. Ihe judge, fearing that his
son would carry out his threats, had him
pui unoer Dont to keep the peaoe. This
incensed the mm, who Wednesday night
went to his father's home. A wordy quar-
l ensued, when the sou pulled a revolver
d Milt fiVA hllMnfu 4n tha 4i, I ru'u Kflv
kil.ing him iustantly.
Rider Haggard's 8-vear-old son has iust
died at London.
Professor Alexander WinchelL of Ann
Arbor, is dangerously ill.
The senate Thursday passed the bill
giving a pension of tlOOner month to Gen.
N. P. Banks.
Chicago will be represented bv a team in
the American Base Ball association dur
ing the coming season.
Gustave Nordenskiold. son of the cele
brated arctic explorer, is organizing ho
expedition to explore the south pole.
G. W., G. D.. and T. A. Delamater. ti e
alleged Meadville, Pa., bank wreckers,
have been indicted for embezzlement.
The British steamer Thanemore, with a
crew of thirty-four men and twelve cattle
men on board, has been given up for lo-i.
The Idaho legislature in joint conven
tion confirmed the election of William H.
Claggett to contest the seat of United
States Senator Dubois.
Fifty saloonists at Council Bluffs havt
been served with papers charging them
with Ior.g an illegal liquor business, and
there is more to follow.
The postmaster at Sheepsbead Bay. N.
Y., was discovered opening registered let
ters. He decamoed, leaving a note Baying
he should commit suicide.
Maj. W. B. Hoyt, of Chicago, a promi
nent citizen who had a splendid war rec
ord, died Thursday, aged 4!. He was
born in Henry county, Ills.
The Western Itase Ball association met
at the Auditorium hotel. Ciiiciiiro.
Wednesday to reconstruct the const it u
tion so as to agree with the new national
A boiler in the Quebec Worsted com
pany's factory exploded Thursday bury
ing a large number of operatives in the
ruins of the demolished building. Twenty
bodies have Wen recovered from the
Three hundred unemployed men
marched under a black flag inscribed
ork or Bread at Toronto Wednesday.
One of the leaders iu a speech warned the
mayor that if they got no work within
two days there would be violence.
A bold thief named Adams, formerly
janitor of the institution, robbed tile Citi
zens' bank of Minneapolis ot a sachel full
of money Thursday, "holding up" the only
c'.erk present with a revolver. He was
captured a moment after he bad got out
on the street.
Miss Catherine Drexel, of Philadelphia,
Thursday took final vows making her a
life sister of a new Roman Catholic order
which she will found, devoting her life
and fortune of $7,000,000 to a propagation
of Romauistn among the Indians and ne
groes of this country.
The latest sensation in the Davis will
case at Butte, Mont., is the filing ot an
assignment of all his interest by Thomas
Jefferson Davis, the natural son ot the
dead millionaire, to John A. Davis. It is
reported that the consideration was flOO,
003, while the estate is worth fs,0K),0J0.
More Skin from the Knights.
Chicago, Feb. 13. A week from next
Sunday the Sir Knights of St. Bernard
commandery will go to the Emergency
hospital and contribute some more ot
their cuticle to be grafted u;nm the back
of their brother knight, John Dickerson
About 7." per cent, ot that firvt grafted ha?
"taken," and to expedite matters the new
requisition is made.
Hlanrhe Clement V ill ltecover.
Chicago, Feb. 13 Blanche Clement,
young woman who was shot by Jesse Os
borne, her jealous admirer, at her home.
V-t Ulue island avenue, is improving rai
idly. The preliminary hearing of Os
lrttrne will take place In-fore Justice I)nvU
Saturday morning, when he will beralied
upon to answer to attempted murder and
The Weather We May llspert.
Washington Citv. Feb. IX The follow-in a
are the weather indications for thirty-six hourt
from 8 p.m. yesterday: For Lower aiii-hipm
lair, slightly cooler weather; variable winds
generally northerly. Tor Indiana and Illinoii
Fair weather, except local rains in extreme
southern portions; cooler; northwesterly
winds. For Iowa Fair, cooler weather in
eastern, slightly warmer in western portion
v.iri;ilI winds. For isconsin rair. slight
lr cooler weather; varlaMo winds. For l"p
p ir lliclii;;an Fairjwejitlu-r. except local snowi
on tl.c lakes; easterly winds; stationary t'-ra
Chicago. Feb. 12.
The quotations on the loard of trade to-day
were as follows: heat No. 5 February.
opened Wijc cloned Wf-4c: May, 97$c, closed
T; July, o ened Kic, closed tCc. Corn
No. 2 February, opened f"V-, closed WVtci
May, opened 5L"c, closed SSc; July, opened
S2V4C, closed Oats No. 2 May, opened
45?c, closed 4oc; June, opened 4.'a, closed
45c; July, opened i-c, closed CAc pork
February, opened JJS), closed 19 25; March.
opened and cloned z9 X; Slay, opened ZD. GO
closed t n. Lard February, opened and
Live stock Following were the prices at
the Union Stock yards: Hogs Market opened
only moderately active and easy; prices 10c
lower; light grades, rough nack
ing, ta.au.Si; mixed, S3.3U&3.45; heavy
pacKing ana snipping lots, tOJ.j; piga, 93.V
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. Sx-
dairies, finest, fresh, 18330c; packing stock. 10
Oiia r-Kirs Fresh candled, 22o per dot.
xsreasea poultry wucKens, SHo per lb
aacks, Wllc; turkeys, 10QI2c: veese. frAc
Potatoes White Bono. SO4K0 per bu: Bed
Kose, sue; Uebron, S!Wc; Pecriess, 85390c;
Burbanks, (. Kic. Sweet potatoes Jerseys,
13.73,14.1X1 per bbl; Illinois, ViUUlil. Apples
Cooking, (.UUj,.U) per bbl; eating. 0Ji5.0J;
-auchigau, choice, Siug-t-UO.
Nkw Tobk, Feb. 12.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, JL1T-4; do
March, ?l.W?: May, ll.tXrVg. Corn-No. S
mixed cash, Mc; .February, Clio; March.
6146c Oats Dull and unchanged. Barley
ixiinmai. itye xtominal. fork Uull; mess,
$U.iiK,Ml for new. Lard yuiet; March,
o.w; Aiay, sow.
Live stock: Cattle Market firm, bat no trad
ing in beeves; dressed beef steady : native sides,
&ac V . Sheep and JIambs Market firm;
sheep, $4.Jr&5.73 i KM ts; lambs, $o.a2?.Uu,
Bogs Nominally steady; lire hogs, JlsOat-W
Y iuu lbs.
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