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Tuesday, September 20. 1892.
HILL IN THE FIGHT.
The New York Senator Speaks
A KEYNOTE ON THE TAKIFF ISSUE.
Definition of the Ohlcujro riHtform That
Repudiates Free Trade and IUerlnil
iiates Iletween Tariff for Protection and
for Rerennewith Incidental Protection
HI View of the True Inwardness of the
Figure In Feck' Report "The Country
Prosperous in Spite of the McKlnley
Brooklyn, Sept. 20. There was a preat
outpouring of Democrats in this city last
night. The Academy of Music could not
accommodate the crowd that rushed to se
cure good positions from which to take in
every action of Senator David B. Hill in the
delivery of an address that has been awaited
anxiously by all Democrats. At 7 o'clock
the doors of the big theater were opened,
and while the senator was enjoying the hos
pitality of the Kings county campaign com
mittee at the Clarendon hotel two blocks
away, 5,000 people were crushing their way
Into the Academy. Thehouse was filled in
side of three minutes, and at the end of five
minutes every available foot of standing
room was occupied; and there was one long
hour to wait.
Appearance of the Speakers.
The time was passed pleasantly enough,
however, listening to the excellent music
of Contero's hand and looking at the sea
of faces, which in itself was entertainment
enough for an hour. On the stage sat
every prominent Democrat of Brooklyn
and many of the leading lights of Xew
York. It was about 8 o'clock when the
speakers and the entertaining committee
made their appearance. They were greeted
Tvith cheers which lasted while they walked
down to the stage and took their seats.
The dying cheers were strengthened wln
the enthusiastic audience caught sight of
Hugh McLaughlin, the leader of Brook
lyn's Democratic forces, as he entered a pri
vate box. The chairman of the evening
was Wm. J. Combs, who said that the first
speaker of the evening needed no more intro
duction than the prahse. "He is a Democrat.
The Senator Takes the Floor.
Cries of "Hill, Hill" here greeted him, and
lie sat down while New York's senator
arose and stood with smiling features as
the audience showered applause upon him.
The senator's voice was low and calm as he
legan, but he gradually warmed up and
before a minute had passed he had uttered
a phrase that carried wild applause with it.
This was when he said that before the Dem
ocratic national convention at Chicago he
was a Democrat and he was a Democrat
still. He said that he spoke as a Democrat
to Democrats, lie then went on to say that
the Chicago convention had passed into
history; that "real or fancied grievances
should be dismissed, personal ambitions
should be sacrificed and individual disap
pointments should tie forgoften in this great
emergency which demands from us all the
exhibition of a widespread and lofty party
Difference Between the Parties.
Senator Hill continued: "If I were asked
to define the one fundamental difference
between the two parties I should state that
one believes in a strict construction of the
federal constitution and the other a loose
one." And with this difference when it came
to federal taxation a division on the tariff
was inevitable. "Concisely stated, what is
the position of the two parties upon this
question? I desire to state it fairly. The
Kepublican party advocates the doctrine
that the government has a constitutional
as well as a moral right to impose tariff
duties for the purpose of encouraging the
building up of private industries, by the
imposition of duties sufficiently large to
prevent foreign competition, irrespective
of the question of the needs of the treasury;
while the Democratic party believes that
the government has only a constitutional
and moral right to impose such duties as
may be necessary to raise sufficient revenue
to support the government economically
PLATFORM MADE AT CHICAGO.
The Senator Doesn't Construe It Like the
I After stating that tariff for protection
was unconstitutional without a doubt the
senator said that the Chicago platform cor
rectly states the true position of the Democ
racy. "I am aware that a concerted effort
is lieing made by our opponents to make it
appeur that a new departure has been en
tered upon, and that our party has aban
doned its former conservative position upon
the tariff question and assumed another
and bolder attitude leading absolutely
to-ware free trade. I do not so regard it.
gome of us might have preferred a little
different phraseology, but as a whole it suf
ficiently expresses our position with rea
sonable clearness and accuracy." He then
declared in terms more vigorous if possible
than the platform that "Kepublican" pro
tection was a fraud and entirely unconsti
tutional. Incidental Protection the Thing.
"Incidental protection, on the other hand,
Is unobjectionable. Tariffs should be im
posed for the express purpose of revenue,
and not for any private purpose. We be
lieve in revenue with incidental protection
and not in protection with incidental reve
nue. In so far as the tariff is necessary to
meet the necessities of the government it
1 . imruwoji sand f&nv rtt.hnr htnffifc
jtlHj w j "
which may be legitimately derived from its
Imposition may and does necessarily accom
pany it. The Democratic position is a safe,
logical, conservative and just position. No
tariffs', except 'for the purpose of revenue
only,' and then limited to the necessities of
h arovernment honestly and economically
Administered, U a doctrine wtyeb. appeal
vo the good sense anil sound judgment of
every honest and thoughtful roan.
Proposes a Wise Discrimination.
"With the constantly increasing expenses
of government and the enormous amount
of money, annually uugumented, required
by the growing pension list-, these tariffs
which must necessarily be exacted to meet
these expenditures will le for many years
to come amply sufficient to afford, incident
ally, all the protection which the most ardent
advocate ot iJie system can reasonably ask.
More than this ought not to be conceded to
anybody. In the imposition of necessary
tariffs there should be exercised a wise
discrimination in the amounts exacted and
in the article taxed. What should be
placed upon the free list and what should
lie the most heavily burdened are questions
not free from dillieulty, and require the
most careful consideration."
The Senator's Interpretation.
Senator Hill then said that the Mills bill
and the action of the house last session in
dicated "in a general way" the Democratic
position: "That the necessaries of life should
be absolutely free; that luxuries should
lear the heaviest burdens; that there should
be free raw materials for the benefit of our
manufacturers; that the tariff upon manu
factured articles should, as a general rule,
lie larger where similar articles are manu
factured in this county than where they are
not; that the tariff imposed upon all man
ufactured articles (other than those which
for good reasons are placed on the free list)
should equal the difference between the rate
of wages paid in this and foreign countries
SO far as labor enters into the cost of their
Takes Issue With the President.
"President Harrison, in his ingenius let
ter of acceptance, endeavors to place our
party in a false attitude by calling atten
tion to the fact that while our platform in
14, re-adopted in 1SSS, contained an ex
press plank upon this question of the
equalization of wages, yet it was omitted in
1J, and asserts that we have changed our
position. I lieg to differ with him. There
has been no change. There was no neces
sity for the repetition of that plank, as the
party's position upon it had been evidenced
by the Mills' bill which had not lieen passed
before the nntioual conventions of 1KS4 and
183K were held. Parties are to lie judged as
much by their records as their platforms.
We stand not only upon our platform of
lS!r, but upon the Mills' bill, which was
the latest general Democratic legislation
upon the tariff subject.
Defines the Party Policy Again.
"If I were iisked to define as concisely as
possible the whole Democratic policy I
should state it substantially as follows:
'We favor a tariff for revenue only, lim
ited to the necessities of the government
economically administered, and so adjusted
in its application, as far as practicable, as
to prevent unequal burdens, encourage pro
ductive industries at home and afford just
compensation to labor, but not to create or
foster monopolies.' These are the cardinal
principles upon which the details of all
tariff legislation should be based."
REFERENCE TO PECK'S REPORT.
Ko Increase of Wages Due to the McKln
After arguing to prove that tariff reform
does not mean free trade the senator said
that the McKinley bill had neither ruined
the country nor lienefited it. "There is no
satisfactory evidence that it has increased
our prosperity in any decree or advanced
the wages of a single workingman. Skill
full statisticians capable of juggling with
figures, may assume to huve more informa
tion than we possess, and may figure out a
different result, but I can safely assert that
it is the general understanding of the
lieople that the McKinley bill has not in
creased wages either in New York or else
where. Cause of the Improvement.
"It is undoubtedly true that in this state
the aggregate amount of all wages paid
the year after its passage may have been
greater than the aggregate amount paid
the year preceding, but that does not
prove any increase in the rate of wages
paid, and only shows that some new in
dustries have been established or additional
men employed in others. And it does not
appear that such increase has been any
more than the usual natural increase oc
casioned by the steady growth of the state.
It may possibly also be true that there
have been a few less strikes during the past
two years than during the preceding two
yeurs, but this may lie attributed to the
moderation and good judgment of our
lalior organizations, rather than to the ef
fect of any tariff law."
Prosperous in Spite of McKinley.
The Democrats, he said, would give the
Republicans all the votes of men whose
wages have lieen raised if the Republicans
would give the Democrats all those whose
wages have not been raised. The country
was prosperous in spite of the McKinley
kill. The whole.of this part of the senator's
sjieech was devoted to an argument that t he
Democratic platform was substautially
what it had been in tha two precediug pres
idential contests. He then made an argu
ment against the "force" bill, which he said
was an attempt of the Republicans to cou
t rol lxith state and federal elections and a
menace to the people's lilierties.
Calls for Organization.
He closed as follows: "I repeat the in
junction I uttered lief ore the Democratic
state convention at Albany in February
last, 'it is our duty to organize, organize,
organize.' With this motto inscribed upon
our banner: 'Public office is a public trust,'
supplemented by the other sentiments
which I have endeavored to present to you
to-night 'no public taxation for private
purposes' and 'no force bill,' let us close up
our ranks and buckle on our armor for the
fight with the determination to do all in our
power for the triumph of our party and the
election of our honored standard-bearers,
Cleveland and Stevenson."
This reference to the ticket evoked im
mense enthusiasm and the speaker sat
down amid a hurricane of applause. After
a speech by Representative Breckinridge, of
Kentucky, the meeting adjourned.
' The fourth verse of.the twentieth chap
ter of Revelations contains more words'
than any other verse In the New Testamentsixty-eight.
CHOLERA IN CAMP.
Cases Among the Refugees on
ONE DEAD AND ANOTHER STRICKEN.
Both Unfortunate Passenger by the Nor
mannla anil Kig-hteen Day in Quaran
tine New Case in New York Found in
Itlg Hoarding House Two Deaths in the
Lower Hay Health Board Very Cheer
ful Suspect at Salem, Mass.
Camp Low, Sandy Hook, N. J., Sept. 20
Asiatic cholera has struck this camp.
Francesco Mareno, an Italian passenger on
the Norrnanuia, who arrived here this
morning and who was thought ty have
had cholera morbus, died at 10 o'clock last
night. It is announced that a widow, the
mother of four children, was suddenly at
tacked by the scourage at 10 o'clock last
night and her little ones were immediately
isolated. It is singular that both these
parties were Xormannia's passengers who
have been in quarantine for eighteen days.
In a House Full of Hoarder.
Xew York, Sept. 20. A man named
Louis Weinhageii, 85 years old, a coachman
for William Schlemmers, a hardware mer
chant of 2 K Broadway, was fonnd yester
day afternoon suffering from cholera in
Mrs. Gunther's big boarding house, 4 and
6 Extra place. Weinhagen had recently
come from Bay Shore, Ij. I., where the
Schlemmer family had been staying during
the summer months. Weinhagen was re
moved to the reception hospital. The
hoarding house from which Weinhagen was
taken contains 250 men. The house was
Thoroughly fumigated and a physician from
Ihe health board placed in charge.
The Case of Stoker Knox.
The only steps taken by the lioard of
health yesterday was to quarantine the
steamship State of Nevada and an old canal
boat on North river. The steamship was
quarantined because of the death on board
Sunday evening of Stoker Knox after an
attack of diarrhoea. He had lieen ashore
and got drunk. His mates say that he was
subject to such attacks after sprees. The
canal boat quarantined is t he Henry CahilL
She lies at the foot of Thirteenth street.
North river. She is the property of James
Carr, who went to New Brunswick to see a
sick child and died there.
Deaths at Quarantine.
There-'were two death from cholera in
the lower lwy yesterday ami two new cases
of the disease developed. The memliers of
the health board were in a very cheerful
state of mind yesterday.
'Investigating a Susjiect.
SALEM, Mass., Sept. 20. A case of Asiatic
cholera is rejiorted at a Polish Ixvtrding
house on Derby street. The authorities
are investigat ing.
SUSTAINED THE TAX LAW.
Railway Fight Against It Meets a Signal
Defeat in Court.
Indianapolis, Sept. 20. In the circuit
court Monday the railroads of the state,
who have been fighting the new tax law,
received their first signal defeat. The Big
Four some months ago brought suit to en
join County Treasurer Backus from
collecting taxes assessed against the rofeid
by the state lioard of tax commissioners.
Counsel for the road claimed that the new
law denied equal protection to the railroad
with all others in the state, in direct viola
tion of the fourteenth amendment of the
federal constitution; that it did not provide
for the due process of law; that the adminis
tration of t he la w by the state board was
with an evil eye and unequal hand in such
a manner as to constitute fraud, and that
the board actually assessed property out
side of its jurisdiction.
Not a Single Point Oood.
These are the same questions that
brought about long contests in California,
Kentucky and Arkansas. Judge Brown,
in his opinion, holds that none of the
points made is good and that the law is
constitutional in every respect. The ad
ministration of the law is declared to be
proper. The real point at issue was wheth
er the state could deny to a corporation the
right to be assessed by a county, as granted
every one else, and compel it to accept the
assessment of the state board without ap
peal. London Time on Silver.
London, Sept. 20. As regards the silver
question The Times says: "Our correspon
dent says that America is not ready for a
change. The Democrats have one theory
and the Republicans another. On one point,
however, there is no doubt: the silver legis
lation now operating in the United States
cannot continue until modified. We do not
deny that international bimetalism might
lie profitable to the United States if Great
Britain were foolish enough to be party to
it. If the United States could sell their
silver at the restored ratio they would have
good reason to be pleased. But the day for
this has not yet come."
Celebrated Kouutk't Birthday.
BUDA PESTH, Sept. 20. The ninetieth
anniversary of the birth of Louis Kossuth,
the Hungarian patriot, was celebrated here
Sunday. The fetes opened with a proces
sion in which several thousand persons took
part. After parading the principal streets,
liearing flags that were carried in the war
for independence in 1S48, the procession
went to the park where there were speeches
and recitations glorifying Kossuth. A con
gratulatory telegram was sent to Kossuth,
and also one to the Hungarian colony in
Ohio. A delegation of the independence
party presented an address to Kossuth in
A United States Marshal Strikes.
OMAHA, Sept. 20. Brad D. Slaughter,
United States marshal for the district of
Nebraska, with headquarters in this city,
yesterday vacated his office because of the
delay of the government in paying his bills,
and he declares he will not resume his da
ties until the claims are paid. Slaughter's
bills have not been paid for fourteen
months, and now amount to $10,000.
German; Fear Our Competition.
Washington, Sept. 20. Recent advices
received by the bureau of the American
republics from Europe are to the effect that
the leading commercial and financial jour
nals of Germany are in a state of nervous
alarm caused by the onward march of the
American commerce into Central and
Riot at Limerick. -
Limerick, Sept. 20. A mob of Federa
tion ists attacked the Parnellite amnesty
procession Sunday and a big riot ensued,
iu which clubs and knives iwere used fre
quently. William Redmoud had a narrow
escape from being killc-.l.
THE VERY LATEST.
Mexico on the Alert.
Ctit of Mexico. Sept. 20. TheRov
ernment has ordered the Mexican consuls
to send home daily telegraphic cholera
Going to be a BiK Necktie Festival .
Little: Rock, Ark . 8ept. 20 Three
white men. one negro and one full
blooded Choctaw Indian have all been
sentenced to be banged November 22nd
next. These death sentences are all
passed for crimes committed ia Indian
M. E. Appointment.
At the Rock Island District M E. con
ference held at Watseka, Bishop Foster
ordained 10 young men to the order of
elders on Sunday morning, and five to
the order of deacons. The bishop
preached a powerful sermon on "The Un
seen in Man." Dr. J. W. Hamilton
preached at 3 o'clock. Dr. Charles Drees,
a missionary from South America, made
an address on missionary work in that
It was decided yesterday that the next
conference should be held at Gcneseo.
The appointments were made this morn
ing, no changes being msde in Rock Isl
and . Rev. A. M. Stocking, of Moline.
goes to Geneseo and Rev. Cummins from
that plac3, comes to Moline, Rev. Guth
rie, of Moline. going to Herman, III.
O. M, Cloudas, foreman of the Union
composing room has been honored by an
appointment by President Prescott of the
International Typographical union to act
on a committee of five to confer with the
National Publishers' association on the
sul jctof type measurement. When it
is remembered that the International Un
ion embraces all the British postessioos
in North America, the United States and
Hawaiian islands with a me -nbership of
40.000, it should be a matter of much
loci pride to both Mr. Cboudas end the
union of which he is a member.
"Jn'i Tobacco plt Your 1.1 fe Awl)"
la the startling, truthful title of a little
bock just received telling all about No
tobsc, the wonderful, harmless, economi
cal, guaranteed cure for the tobacco habit
in every form. Tobacco users who want
10 quit and can't, by mentioning The
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dress tue Sterling Remedy Co., box 831,
Indiana Mineral Springs, Isd.
Joseph Rubv.of Columbia. Pa , suffer
ed irorn birth with scrofula humor, till he
was perfectly cured by Hood's Sarsa
I'hrilla ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Benjamin Tuthill, who was recently di
vorced in Chicago by Ida Mulle, has mar
ried at New York Miss Gertrude Titus,
known on the stage as Sylvia Thorne,
Rev. Dr. E. A. Bridger, a Congregational
minister of Jennings, La., was cowhided in
the pulpit because he had denounced the
women of the city, and declared that the
entire town was a cesspool of iniquity.
The body of James Jones, a member of
the Danville (Ills.) board of education, who
had been missing since last Tuesday, has
been found in the woods near Sonthtown.
Foul play is suspected, though a revolver
found beside the body would point to sui
cide. The war on the saloons at Madison, Ind..
has resulted in the return of 2,000 indict
ments, enough to keep the courts busy for
three years if disposed of at. the rnte of four
per day. One of the hired informers told
the grand jury that while seeking evidence
he had drunk 100 small glasses of beer a
Bishop Marty, of the diocese of Yankton,
S. D., addressed the German Roman Cath
olic Central society of North America, and
in the course of his sermon exhorted the
society to guard its church, its language,
and its schools.
The chief of the bureau of statistics re
ports that 45,473 immigrants arrived in the
United States during the month of August,
against 45,172 for the same month last year.
During the eight months ended August 81,
1892, the total number of immigrants was
448,619, against 416,570 for the correspond
ing period in 1891.
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