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1Y1NG AND SAUCY.
The Way Teller Characterizes
the Metropolitan Press.
HE DOESN'T PUT IT JUST THAT WAY,
But Says That the M older of Public Opin
ion Is "Mendacious and Impudent"
Feigned Astonishment and Indignation
at a Recent Alleged Telegram from the
President The New Arrival at the
White Bonse Quite Distinguished.
Washington, Sept. 11. At the very out
set of bis speech on the repeal bill in the
Denote Teller opened on the press. He
sad that senators were lectured, ordered
to proceed with hot haste against the
senate's traditions, and the motives of
those senators who exffered with the edi
tors impugned. He should do his, duty
not deterred by newspaper attaches or
chamber of commerce . appeals. He read
an editorial in the New York World, in
the form of a letter to himself, in which he
was told that his state had too much repre
sentation in the senate. Other metropoli
tan journal, had devoted much space to
this point. This question had been settled
by the fathers of the republic, and he re
ferred to Rhode Island and Vermont as
stntes that had less than half the popula
tion of Colorado, as a reply to press flings
at, that and other western stntes.
Pressure on Rouse Members.
He deined that the public at large bad
demanded the repeal of the Sherman act,
and referring to the action of the house on
the repeal bill quoted a Washington d:s
pitch to the New York Herald which
s.oke of the pressure which the adminis
tration whs to exert on the bouse and
senate for t he passage of the repeal bill.
He was told that the Her&ld was supposed
to speak by authority on all these subjects.
He did not know what the opportunities
of the Herald correspondent had been for
obtaining the information which he pro
fessed to have got; but the statements in
that organ of the executive had gone with
out rebuke, without any qualification,
without any explanation, and therefore,
with the president's approval.
Uuntri More Newnpsper Facti.
Teller next took up the New York Amer
ican aud read a dispatch from its Washing
ton correspondent stating t hut the negotia
tions for the surrender of the silver Demo
crats in the Semite were at an end; that
the administration insisted on uncondi
tional surrender; that Seuator Vest was
now the angriest roan against the admin
istration that could be found in the coun
try, and had threatened to join in delay
ing action, and that Senator Gorman was
so convinced that the vote could not be
taken soon hat he was going to take his
family to the Chicago exposition lor a fort
night. He said that he would yield the
floor to any seuator whose name was men
tioned' in the rticle.
Vest Concludes to Make s Statement.
Vest did not avail himself immediately
of the offer; but nfier a few remarks made
by Teller he rosi aud said that us u matter
of course the senator ram Colorado did
not expect any of the senators mentioned
to make a deliberate reply to such news
paper squibbs. "Oh, 1 do not," said Tel
ler. "Of course not," said Vest. "That
would exhaust the time of the senate and
the strength of each seuator in it. 1 want,
however, to make one stutement, lest my
Bilence should be taken as consent to such
statements, irresponsible as they are."
He then said that he kuew nothing of the
alleged ultimatum, nor did any of his as
sociates and concluded as follows: "As
to what is stated in regard to my act.'ou
about delay, it is simply and uncondition
ally false and the product of newspaper
imagination incited by newspaper ri
valry." "MENDACITY OF THE PUBLIC PRESS.'
It is for Revenue Only and Does Not Repre
sent the Public
Teller then iaid: "The seuator from
Missouri cannot change my opinion as to
the mendacity of the public press of the
country. I know that the day of great
newspapers, edited by great editors, is
past; and that the publication of a news
paper is like the running of a manufac
tory. It is for motley. I do not mean to
say that they are always false, or even
sometimes false; but I mean to say that
they no longer represent the public. It is
a question of influence upon them. It
may depend entirely upon who owns the
stock of the pajer, or it may depend en
tirely upon the private views of somebody
who writes the editorial.
"They are no longer headed by men like
Horace Greeley and Henry J. Raymond,
whom we all remember. There is no such
a paper in the country. Aud, therefore,
when the senator from Missouri says that
the article in The American is unreliable
and untrustworthy I accept his statement.
But I saw the other.day an equally unre
liable stutement, which shows how men
dacious the newspapers are. It purported
to be a telegram from the president of the
United States to a member of congress
congratulating him and his associates on
the passage of the repeal bill by the house
"Will anybody tell me Teller exclaimed
in well-feigned astonishment and indigna
tion that the president of the United
States was guilty of that gross breach of
public dencencyf Why, of course it was a
newspaper yarn and a newspaper false
hood. The president of the United States
attempting to procure legislation, having
carried it from Buzzard's Bay, sent his
thanks we are told to Mr. Wilson and
his associates. Incomprehensible! Im
possible! What further proof do you re
quire of the mendacity of the press? If
any senator thinks that he ought to de
fend the press ou that particular point I
will give way for him to make the de
fense." Laughter on both sides of the
Teller then addressed himself to the
Sherman act to show that under it for
over two years the country had been pros
perous, and that its only influence had
VERY DISTINGUISHED BABY.
TUe First One Bora to a President in the
WabuKOTOX, Sept. 1L The birth of a
child to the president of the United States
is a matter of no more moment to the peo
ple of this republic, except to "the friends
of the family," than the birth of any other
baby. But there is one difference to be
noted in such a matter, and that is that
the president has more friends than any
other men in the country. So In that way
more people are interested in his joys and
sorrows.' Consequently when on Satur
day morning a little girl came to put Miss
Ruth's nose out of joint about all the men,
at least, in the country were just a little
sorry in sympathy with the probable feel
ings of the president, that it wasn't a boy.
But it wasn't and Mr. Cleveland is
happy enough anyhow.f or mother and child
are both djing well and the little womaa
is healthy and sound. But this same little
wom.tn has been honored with a distinc
tion that up to her appearance no child
ever possessed. She is the first child of a
president born in the White House.
Others have drawn their first breath in
that historic mansion, but they were not
children of the president. Since the event
letters and telegrams of congratulation
hse been pouring in upon the president,
while residents of the capital have left their
cards by hundreds, and the White House
is full of floral token of regard and felici
tation. 1 he N'atloual Cave of the Winds. XT-
Washington, Sept. 11. In the senate
notice of speeches to oome on the repeal
bill have already been given sufficient to
fill in the greater part of this week and
others are known to be in course of prep
aration, so that in the absence of an agree
ment of some kind there is no reason to
believe that a vote on the bill can be
reached this week; and as a matter of fact
no one in the senate has any idea how
long the debate will last. As senate rules
now stand the only thing needed is some
body who wants to 6peak that will stave
off action. Well, there is Morgan who can
speak a week if he feels well, and plenty
of other silver men who can keep the
debate going until the snow flies.
The Congressional Brief.
Washington, Sept. 11. The senate Sat
urday spent the morning hour without
action on Peffer's resolution to inquire
why eastern bunks do not cash their de
positors' checks aud then went on with the
repeal bill debate, Teller speaking all
afternoon aud still having the floor at ad
journment. The feature of hs speech was
an attack on the press, which he declared
was run for the money there was in it and
was mendacious and impudent.
The house did nothing but grant leave
to Belknap to file notice of contest of the
seat for the Fifth Michigan district, now
occupied by Richardson.
The Tariff Hearings.
Washington, Sept. 11. The feature of
the tariff hearings was the appearance of
Mrs. Hart, an Irish woman who has an
exhibit of Irish industries in the Midway
I'laisance at the World's fair, who wanted
the duty on manufactures of flax removed
so as to help that industry in Ireland. Sev
eral men interested in that line in this
country asaed just the reverse, asserting
that to remove the duty would kill the in
dustry here. Another American argued
for the retention of the duties on textile
manufactures, and said he spoke for 50,000
Another Rule as to Pensions.
Washington, Sept. 11. Secretary Smith
has promulgated a new code of rules for
the government of the pension department
and guidance of appellants and their at
torneys in cases where pensioners appeal
against any action of the bureau. In brief
it is required that the appellant file a
brief and concise statement of his griev
ance, noting alleged errors of law or fact,
aud no appeal the rejection of which has
been athrmed by the secretary will be re
opened without his consent
Valuable Work for 1 inauclers. V
Washington, Sept. 11. Few congres
sional debates in recent years have been
so rich in statistical data as the present
silver debate, and the many comparative
financial tables used contain valuable in
formation on the subject. These tables
largely have been prepared by Acting Di
rector of the Mint S. E. Preston and judg
ing from the demand for them are receiv
ing world-wide attention. The demand
is so great that all requests for copies can
not be supplied.
Do Not Valne Those Souvenirs.
Washington, Sept. 11. Morgan has in
troduced a bill in the senate to repeal the
law requiring the treasury to redeem sub
sidiary silver coins in certain sums with
treasury paper money, which is in turn re
deemable according to the treasury policy
in gold, if desired. The reason for this is
that the Columbian half doilars are com
ing to the treasury for such redemption
in great quantities, as well as other sub
Decline in the Condition of Corn.
Washington, Sept. 11. The September
report of the statistician of the depart
ment of agriculture shows a decline in the
condition of corn to 76.7 from 87 in the
month of August and 93.2 in July, being a
decline of a little over ten points from the
August and over sixteen from the July
report. The change is marked iu nearly
all of the surplus corn states.
FOUND EVERYBODY GUILTY.
Another of Those Unique Chicago Coro
Chicago, Sept. 1L The investigation
of Tuesday morning's disaster at Colehour
on the South Chicago and Southern branch
of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi
cago railway has been brought to a close.
The verdict asserts responsibility for the
wreck upon the operating officials of the
railway, and assigns as the cause of the
accident imperfectly arranged schedules,
improper track facilities and the criminal
negligence of operators.
The man who caused the accident by a
momentary forgetf ulness, which is an at
tribute of human nature, was Train Dis
patcher O'Connor, whose particular busi
ness it was to prevent a disaster at this
point. He admits it and is nearly crazy
over his error. He had sent out the order
that he forgot on that particular morn
ingto hold the passenger train at Cole
hour every morning for a long time. But
on that particular morning he forgot just
half of that pnrticular business and the
loss of life was the resuit.
. GREATEST WEEK Of THE FAIR.
Over One Million Paid Admissions During
Chicago, Sept. 11. Last week there
were 1,119,6S9 paid admissions to the
World's fair. The total admissions paid
during May were only 1,030,037. During:
the nine days of September there were
1,395,027. Saturday the paid admissions
were 229,036. Today Kansas begins a
week of celebration at Jackson park. The
silverites also meet and addresses will be
made on fret Bilver by Waite, Stewart, A.
J. Warner and others of that belief.
The Grand Army jollification will also
proceed. Tomorrow is Maryland day.
Wednesday is for Michigan and the Wol
verines re coming bj the trainload. The
Amateur Athletic union, which has its
tournament here this week, will also help
swell the crowd that day. Thursday is
Ohio's day and Friday Vermont and rail
way day, and Saturday is set apart for
New Mexico. This week should be a
Today the great religious congress be
gan at the Art Institute. The idea of the
gathering is to bring together all the re
ligions of the world on the ground of
their common aims. Among the denom
inations are all those in the United States,
including Roman Catholic, together with
Buddhists, Brahmins, Mohammedans In
fact every s; stem of religion in the world.
The congress will last until Oct. 14. The
Congregationalists began their meetings
The horse and cattle show bas closed,
and sheep and hogs take this week. Lat
est first premiums on horses and cattle
are: Shetland ponies G. A. Watklos,
Detroit; Robert Lilburn, Emerald Grove.
Wis.; J. A. Hoag, Manquoketa, la. Cattle
O. W. Fisher, Assumption, Ilia.; J. H.
Miller, Mexico. Ind ;A. Bourquin, Koko
Total paid attendance yesterday, 34,835.
St. Loots' New Line to Liverpool.
Newport News, Va., Sept. 11. A special
train from Cincinnati conveying several
hundred guests of the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railway company, from Chicago, St.
Louis and Omaha, has reached Newport
News, the people coming to witness the
inauguration of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Steamship company, which will start this
week the first of a fleet of six large freight
and cattle 6teamers to Liverpool and Lon
don. This is the line that in connection
with the Chesapeake and Ohio railway is
to make St. Louis independent of New
Lost One Eye on the Stage. -
Pittsburg, Sept. 11. During the duel
scene between Mercutio and Tybalt, in
Romeo and Juliet," at the Duquesne the
atre, Thomas Keene, the tragedian, acci
dentally thrust bis sword into the left eye
of Lawrence Lowell, destroying the sight.
Lowell was playing Benvolio, and when
Mercutio (Keene) stabbed Tybalt (Robert
T. Haines), Lowell, who caught Haines
when he fell, received the sword thrust in
the eye. The sharp-pointed blade pierced
the pupil aud narrowly escaped entering
New Yorkers Are Not Satlsneo.
New York, Sept. 11. Mayor Gilroy and
E. V. Skinner, bridge trustee, have had a
conference about making arrangements
for a grand New York City day at the
World's fair. Skinner said that the trans
portation to and from Chicago and hotel
accommodations there for three days, with
admission to the grounds, could be had for
(40. All the trunk lines, he felt sure,
would go into the scheme. He proposed
that the Seventh regiment lie taken along
and that various tr.ides'organizations and
other associations send delegations. If
this plan could be carried out New York's
crowd would eclipse every other special
day at the faic
One More Victim of Colehour.
Chicago, Sept. 1L Casper Meyer, of
Vincennes, Ind., one of the victims of
Thursday's disaster at Colehour, is dead.
His death makes the thirteenth.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 11. A gang of
twenty-three counterfeiters operating in
Clark and adjoining counties has been
arrested. Tbey melted brittania metal
and made a good imitation of silver coin.
A large quantity is in circulation.
The Loral Markets. "
Wheat 74 76o.
New oats S 3i ?4c .
Uay Timoth.9.00S10.00:npland. J5.003S9.00
slcuti , iC.OO57.00; baled. J10.009.00.
Batter Fair to choice, 2!4i 2Sc ;creamery,Bc
Sggf Frei-h. 12:4c.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys 1'.: docks
1-Hc; geese, 10c.
TKTTIT A!D TIeSTABLKS.
Apples fSM3.$.25 per bbl.
Potatoes 50c 00c.
Onions 70c per bn.
Tnrnips 40c per bo.
Cattle Butchers py for corn led steer
a4c; cows and ceifeis, H'43Jc calve
eiyp sc. '
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