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SPEECH IS SILVER
And Silence Has Nothing to Do
with the Case.
IEEE COINAGE TALK IN THE HOUSE.
The Great Three Days War of Word
Opens ami island Fire the First Broad-
aide Williams and Harter Train Their
Artillery on the Champion or lavV
Dollar, and Taylor and Hopkins tiet
Into Action I'ottt Close the lay'
Bombardment with a Kound for Iree
Washington, March 23. The leaders in
the great silver battle put on their war
paint yesterday ami made ready for the
fray. Blant brushed the hayseed out of
hia whisks rat Harter, who parts his hair
with a towel, gave his head an extra brush;
Taylor of Illinois, who is the most vigor
ous anti-silver man on the Republican
aide, supplied himself with an unusually
striking boutonniere; Bartine of Nebraska,
who leads the fight for free silver on the
Bepubliean" Hide, got an extra polish on
bis shoes, and Traoey of Xew York, who
led the fight against the committee's re
port, came in smiling, even neater than
usual in his personal appearance.
A Good Audience for the Orator.
The speakers had nothing to complain of
as to the audience. The floor was filled with
members, few being absent, while the gal
leries for the public were thronged with in
terested listeners. There was a brief delay
at first, Watnon, a People's party man,
wanting to know, yon know, how much
time his friends and himself were going to
bave. Bland said that all would be given
fair hearing, and Watson accepted that
assurance and subsided. Bland opened
the discussion, saying that the bill took
the country back 100 years, and returned
to the policy of the fathers. The bill pro
vided that gold and silver should be equal
at the mints. Loud applause.
More Money the Great Need.
He said that the systtMn of credits that
Lad grown tipencononiied to a certain ex
tent the use of money, but it was not
money. The fiht was one between the
capitalist and the people or interest vs.
money. He quoted Ornuschi as saying
that France made a great mistake when
the limited the coinage of silver or took
any notice of its demonetization by tier
many. The opponents of this bill were
courting that very danger. The exigencies
have resulted in our demanding the repeal
of the law of July, Isito. The governments
of all the world know that the wealth
and power of this country are deter
mined to demonetize silver absolutely, ami
We were drivint; tliem to it.
Two Iaira of Tw ins Noted.
Ijombnnl street and Wall street were
twin brothers. The restoration of silver
here meant the restoration . of it every
where. When wj demom tized silver the
World over, gold itself was gone. If that
day should come when silver was demon
etized he did not care how soon gold went
with it. The moiu-y of t lie world would
then be disembodied, and meta.Iic money
would then be a thin of the past. Gold
and silver had been twin brothers since
the daysof civilization. When we severed
the ligatnre between tbem they were dead.
The benefit to be derived from this bill
was that it restored the old power of the
two metals, and it preserved to this coun
try the standard of money based upon both
metals. If our gold went abroad and our
ailver remained here, we still would have
the same volume of money, although a
different metul. Loud and continued ap
WILLIAMS AND HARTER TALK.
The Rill Declared to be Prartlral Ile
pndiaetlon The Creditor Class.
'Williams of Massachusetts followed
Bland. He said be represented that sec
tion which knew no party when it was a
tnere question of patriotism on both sides.
The men who drew party lines on this
question did not represent a cause, but
only himself or his party. This silver bill
deliberately undertook to depreciate the
Standard of value. The fundamental
error with which the free coinage advo
cates started out is that quantity of money
Was essentially more important than qual
ity, and that money itself was of supreme
importance as compared with credit.
Where would silver go under this bill?
It would go to a discount. The deprecia
tion of silver would be fixed by the
markets of the world and our standard
would then be 70 cents on the dollar in
truth. This was repudiation; it was scal
ing of debts; it was a dishonest settle
ment on the basis of our present gold
Must Be Settled by the Nations.
It was absurd to undertake to stem the
tide of the commerce of the world. It was
the dnty of this country to secure silver
again In its proper place in the currency
nystems of the world. He believed it as
necessary to do this as did Bland, but he
did not believe that because the evil ex
isted throughout the world the people
should be inflicted with all the disastrous
results which must follow from it under
free coinage act. The nations of the
world should come together, and he be
lieved they were ready to do bo. lie then
submitted as an amendment the bill con
tained in the report of the minority of the
committee, providing for an international
monetary conference. - The remarks of
"Williams were loudly applauded.
" Will Sweep Away the Savings.
Harter took the floor at the conclusion of
"Williams' speech. He said the bill would
debase onr currency. It would not make
money plentiful. All the laws that con
gress could pass from now until eternity
woald not materially alter the market (or
w.orld) value of silver. The trusting farmer
'who today was standing by with bated
breath, waiting for the salvation which
the Bland bill was to bring him, would
fiad its becoming a law would sweep away
ne-half the savings of his life time. Truly
jvuiiiu wouui prove a worse curse to vne
farmer t hau all t he dry seasons, wet sea
sons, fiosts, cyclones, locusts, chinch bugs,
and protective tariffs he had suiTered from
during the past decade.
The Debtor end Creditor Argument.
Whenever a man tried to induce a voter
to sup;Krt the kind of legislation Blaud
proposed, he told him he was a debtor, and
cheape - money would cheat his crethttr.
That it would deeply wrong the creditor
was, Ixyond a doubt, true, for it was one
of the results of this kind of crime that it
hurt practically everybody. The creditor
class, properly speaking, made up 90 per
cent of otir people, for every man who was
solvent belonged to the creditor class. The
real creditors, said Harter, were: First
the4,2H,su3 who own the $l,524,mrt,5ud of
deposit in savings banks. Free coinage
would cost them $4.7,47ao31. Second the
800,000 pensioners whose pensions would
be cut down 147,000,000 in one year.
Some Additional Loser.
Then the 5,000,000 life insurance policy"
holders who would lose F.J.i'W.OOo.OOO. TheB
the 500,000 men and women who have in
vested in building and loan associations,
and th n the 1,000.000 of clergymen, clerks
men in the army, navy and civil service,
who co ild get but 70 cents on the dollar
Every time the money of the country was
debased these were the classes which suf
fered most. The Bland bill, he said, while
called a free coinage bill, was really a bil
compel: ing the nation to buy all the silvti
the silv.-r ring could get together, no mat
ter how much it might prove to be, at
139. 9 per ounce. This would utterly and
hopelessly bankrupt the country, and
might i i the end create a revolution and
ultimately change our form of govern
Calls It Republican Legislation.
Harter contended that this legislation
was Republican class legislation and not
a Democratic measure. It was worse than
the McKinley bill and had its origin wilu
a Repu dican Judge Kelley, of Pennsyl
vania. It was not a free coinage bill at
all, it wis simply a bill to compel tht
people of the L'nited States to buy ti.
entire inxluet of a most prosperous am!
flourishing interest. In conclusion h
said tha: in the name of the nation and
Ihe interests of all honest men everywhere,
and for the sake of the poor and helpless
and for the cause of truth, honor and
decency, he asked the mcmliers of tht
house to crush this monstrous bill.
A Vigorous Practical illustration.
During the course of his remarks liar tn
referred to the free coinage men as "peoplt
who come here and take us by the ..nt
and shtike us like this" illustrating hi;
point by grasping McKaig of Maryland by
the collar and shaking him vigorously)
McKaig showed hostile intentions at first,
but afterwards joined in the great out
burst ot laughter that continued lor sev
eral minutes at his expense.
The I ill was further opposed Ly Ray not
of Maryland, who said the present silvei
dollar w as dishonest, only maintained at
par with gold by artificial means. lit
wanted the act of ISIH) repealed, and said
that frei; coinage was worse than counter
REP JBLICANS ON BOTH SIDES.
Opposed by Taylor and Hopkins Ailvo
rated by Post and 15 wers.
Taylor was the Republican leader in op
position. He said the act of IS'JO was iu
far as it was safe to go, and upon this act
the Uepi blicans were willing to go liefort
the country. Free coinage would enable
the mine owner to pay his laborers in
money that was worth as a purchasing
medium 30 per cent, less than its face.
Hopkins. of Illinois said the passage of the1
bill and .ts enactment into law would be a
calamity. This government could not
maintair the silver dollar under free coin
age at a parity with gold, and to give it
qualities that would change the value o!
our mon-y was a crime.
V. arter Had a Nightmare.
C'rawfi rd (Dem.) of Xorth Carolina sup
ported tne bill and said its chief oppo
nents were the mouied centers who waxed
rich at the exjiense of the workmen. Har
ter had a nightmare when he sent out that
circular to the tirand Army. F.pes (Dem.)
of Virgil. ta also favored the bill, whilt
De Forrest U)em.) of Connecticut opposed
it and ut his conclusion recess was taken
to T'.yo p. m.
Michigan Meu Disagree.
At tht evening session O'Donnell ol
Michigan opposed the bill, which would
result, h said, in contraction by the with
drawal of gold. His colleague, Wcadock
(Dem.), siid international money confer
ences hati gone out of date. The value of
any kind of money was its legal tender
quality. Bowers (Kcp.) of California waS
willing to go with the Democrats when
they wen right, and they were right on
this bill. The measure was also favored
by Wyun (Dem.) of Georgia, and Lewis
(Dem.) of Mississippi, while Covert (Dem.)
of New York denounced it as wrong in
An Illinois Free Coinage Man.
Tost (Rep.) of Illinois favored the bill.
In 1S73 the United States turned against
its titi.c! s and said that they should nut
have silver as a money metal and joined
KnglaDd in depressing this metal for Eng
land's txnefit. An international agree
ment wot Id not change the character ol
the coin. This bill would recognize tht
bi-metall;c principle. Free coinage would
increase tUe volume of currency W2,000,WiC
more tht.n the present law increased it.
It would put a stop to foreigners securing
our silver at less than its coinage value.
This speech closed the debate for the day.
Thinks Three Year F.nongh.
Washington-, March 23. The solicitor
ol the treasury has decided that goods
upon which the duties have been paid,
which remain in a bonded warehouse for
more thnn three years from the date of
importation, should be treated as "aban
doned" g'iods, and are subject to sale ad
Will 'tiganise a JNuii-lnlou Shop.
ST. Pai L, March 23. About, sixty men
and womt n of the Typographical union,
employed bylhe West Publishing com
pany, wett on a strike yesterday because
of the employment of more apprentices
than the union allows. The firm intend
to organ iz j a non-union shop at once.
HILL NOT RUNNING.
Report That He Is Out of the
"WHAT HE WANTS MICHIGAN TO DO.
An Viiinstrticted Delegation That Will
Vote with New York I His Desire
Cleveland Non-Committal The Story
Told as Coin i ne from a Prominent
Democratic Politician and Alleged To
He ''Straight Goods "Political Field
Dktuoit, March 23. Ou the authority
of one of the most prominent Democratic
politicians in the state it is learned that
David B. Hill has communicated to cer
tain friendly advocates the startling infor
mation that he is not in the race for the
Democratic presidential nomination. The
information is so well supported by the
statements of men who are interested lo
cally as to leave small doubt as to its ac
curacy. It, is said that two promineut
Democrats were sent from this state to
the east to ascertain the position of Cleve
land and Hill. Cleveland was non-committal.
Hill Says He Is Not Kunnini;.
But from Hill they obtained the reply:
"My friends, I am not a candidate for the
presidency." Headdedth.it he was ambi
tious of that high honor, but felt that the
time was not auspicious for his candi
dacy. "But what do you want your friends in
Michigan to do r" was demanded.
"Send an tinlnstructed delegation that
will vote with Xew York," replied Mr. Hill.
"Xew York has always named the winner,
and it will do it this time. Michigan can
not afford to be elsewhere than in the
camp of the victor."
The ambassadors came home and slowly
reveal the results Of their mission, reserv
ing n ill's sensational reply until yester
day. The man upon whom these state
ments are based is John A. Grogan, chair
roan of the Wayne county Democratic
committee, a man of prominence in - busi
ness circles and in state politics.
THAT ILLINOIS HOUSE JOURNAL.
The Man Who Changed It for Notewor
thy' Benefit "Owns l'p."
SriilNt.FIELD, 111., March '.'3. Charles J.
Anbs, who is a son-in-law of State Printer
Rokker and the business manager of his
printing bouse, has confessed that it was
he who mutilated the journal of the last
house of representatives in the interest of
John T. Xorsworthy by leaving the latter's
name out of the vote on the "cow" law.
He did it at Xorsworthy's request, he
A Letter from Norsuorthy.
Xorsworthy told him that his vote was
recorded wrong, and he did not think there
was any harm in changing it. Xorsworthy
has written a letter declaring that his vote
wa recorded wrong, anil the fact has given
him much trouble with his constituents,
who like to let their cows run at large in
fact, consider it a constitutional privilege,
lie says he asked no one to "mutilate''
t he record f or hiin. lint he undoubtedly
did ak A tubs to have him "recorded right
in the printed copies of the journal."
Louisiana Democratic Primaries.
Xew Oklkaxs, March 23. The Demo
crats of this state held primary elections
yesterday to decide whether McEnery or
Foster should be the candidate for gov
ernor at the state election. Xew Orleans
gives McEnery a majority of ftt.OOO. Re
turns from the parishes are coming in
slowly. Thirty parishes give Foster about
S.0O0 majority. Indications at this hour
point to Foster's nomination by from 2,500
to itj.MHi. It is i m possible to give exact fig
Iowa Sticks to Prohibition.
Di:s Moixks, March 23. The Gatch bill
was defeated iu the house of representa
tives yesterday by a strict party vote.
Every one of the forty-six Democratic
niemlers of the house went on record in
its favor, and every one of the fifty-two
Republicans present voted against it.
Thus prohibition will continue iu Iowa for
at least two years more.
RELEASED A LITTLE TOO SOON.
A Fair Luuatic Gives a Wealthy Citizen
Passaic, X. J., March 23. As Cornelius
Van Houten, a wealthy Jersey man, was
sitting alone in the dining room of his
house at Passaic llridge a day or so ago a
servant announced a visitor and a lady
whom he did not know, entered,
and saluting him said she hoped be and
his family were all well. She seemed to
about 30 years old, and was richly dressed.
Mr. Van Houtou, supposing that he had
met the woman somewhere and forgotten
all about it, invited her to sit down.
Ordered Her Dinner and Ate It.
She did so, removed her furs, rang the
bell, and ordered dinner. Mr. Van Houten
was very much amazed, but he was too po
lite to interfere, and the meal was served.
The lady din?d with a hearty appetite,
and, replacing her wrappings, she wished
her host farewell and went out. Then Mr.
Van Houten thought he had better notify
the police. He did so, and discovered that
his self-invited guest, was Mrs. Ernest
Faith, of Xiitley, recently liberated from
the Essex county asylum for the insane.
She was arrested and her husband took
May Hesult in a Wedding.
Ijiiximjn, March 2-3. The Princess Alix
of Hesse, granddaughter of Queen Vic
toria and youngest daughter of the late
Grand Duke of Hesse and the late Prin
cess Alice, is to arrive in England on a
long visit to Queen Victoria, shortly after
the return of the queen from Ilyeres. The
visit will give an opportunity for the
princess to become more closely acquaint
ed with Prince George ot Wales. The
queen is said to be desirous to bring about
a marriage between the couple. Irene, a
sister of Princess Alix, is married to
another grandson of Queen Victoria,
l'rince Henry of Prussia.
Grant Monument at New York.
Xkw York, March 23. At a meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce merchants of
various branches of trade passed resolu
tions indorsing the recently inaugurated
movement for the raising of funds to
complete the monument to General Grant.
Committees were appointed from each
branch cf business represented to arouse
Interest among the . citizens generally.
General Horace Porter, who was present,
said it was proposed to lay the corner stone
of the monument April 27 next, the sev
entieth anniversary of General Grant's
HAS BLAINE RESIGNED!
A lteport That He II hs Done So Sent to
CuiCAtiO, March 23. The Times has a
dispatch from Washington which says:
"James G. Blaine has sent in his resigna
tion as secretary of state. This report was
circulated to-day in high official circles. It
is believed that the written resignation has
been in the hands of the president
for several days. The matter has been
kept very quiet, and it only became known
last night by accident. Callers at the
lilaine residence were refused either a de
nial or affirmation of the rumor. At the
White House also nothing could be
learned, and an equal nir of mystery prevailed."
Mrs. Xancy Coyle, of Georgetown, Ky.,
aged t4, hanged herself in a barn.
St. George's Roman Catholic church, at
Gleucoc, Minn., burned tohe ground.
Sydney Dillon, president of the Union
Pacific railway, is reported seriously ill.
Henderson Hros.' carriage factory and
several adjoining buildings, in Cambridge,
Mass., were destroyed by lire.
Thayer has rvoiwned his governorship
fight in Nebraska and asked the state su
preme court for a rehearing.
Daniel l.aniont. President Cleveland's
private secretary, is seriously ill broken
down by overwork and business worry.
The Wisconsin supreme court has de
clared the legislative apportionment
made by the last legislature to be uncon
stitutional. The Detroit Tribune (Rep.) says that
Senator Hill has sent word to his Michigan
friends that he will not be a candidate for
The only news at Washington regard
ing Salisbury's reply to the president's last
note is that the reply is evasive and un
satisfactory. Mayor Pierce, of Sioux City, la., has
startled that community by announcing
that he will enforce the prohibitory law
come what may.
Berry Turner, the Kentucky and Ten
nessee desperado, for whose arrest toOO had
been offered, has been captured by Sheriff
Colson, of Hell county, Ky.
It is stated that the steamer Michigan,
the only representative of Uncle Sam's
navy on the great lakes, will soon go out
of commission. She is worn out.
The strikers on the Canadian Grand
Trnnk railway are tieing up the road, or
trying to. The officials, however, say they
will be able to run all trains soon.
The Xew York senate has concurred in
the house amendments to the bill appro
priating $300,000 for the World's fair and
demanding that the exhibit be closed Sun
days. Roger Q. Mills has been elected senator
from Texas, succeeding Horace Chilton,
who was appointed to rill the unexpired
term of Reagan, and who Loped to suc
Dr. D. Hyaes Agnew, the celebrated
physician who was one of the constant at
tendants at Garfield's bedside after he was
(hot by Guiteau, died at Philadelphia yes
terday at 3 p. m. He was born iu 1-ancas-ter
county, Pa., Xov. 24. ISIS.
The Xew York Herald charges that it
cost several hundred thousand dollars to
get the Reading coal combine bill through
the Xew Jersey legislature, and Senator
Rogers says he was offered money to vote
for the bill which was a law legalizing
the coal road combir e.
Fire in the House Fold log Kooui.
WAsHixtiTov, March 23. When the
house convened last evening the hall was
filled with smoke, occasioned by a fire in
the folding room, caused by alighted cigar
being thrown among the documents. The
fire was extinguished at 9o'clock. Several
hundred books were destroyed and a few
engravings. The damage will probably
reach about 10,ooo;
Death of an A;ed Mfninter.
PlTTsr.t ltu, March 23. Rev. Thomas
Sproull, D. D., I.E. D., died yesterday
morning at his home, 25s) Xorth avenue,
Allegheny. He was s;i years of age. Death
resulted from geueral debility. The de
ceased was probably the most prominent
iu the Reformed Presbyterian church.
"Dollie" Madison's Portrait.
Washington, March 23. A life-sized
oil portrait of "Dollie" Madison, wife of
President Madison, by Andrews, was hung
in the Green parlor of the executive man
sion yesterday morning.
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