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TP A Dcomber 20, 1694 THE WEALTH MAKERS. SW W a A fBBvJfc tf , 'Ei Ull I V J l'lLAI. ! UNITED STATES. By Thomas E. HilL This is a large octavo book of 450 pages, eradensed by tabulation into a small book that it may be universally sold and circulated at a low price. - Its purpose is to clearly present, in a manner entirely non-partisan, tbe merit attaching to each party. -Ne' partiality is shown in behalf ol any political organization. Like the dictionary, it simply defines. It gives the best-known argument, in favor of each, and leaves tbe reader free to choose which he will serve. It treats upon tbe important live issues of the time, and is an indis pensable work to people who would intelligently discuss tbe political situation. It is a very exhaustive compendium of Political Facts, and literally answers thousands of questions. To illustrate: What r Democratic principle! What does a single tax advocate propose ' If all tax ni placed on land, what would be tbe tax on tbe farm! What would be tbe tax on subarban prop erty, and now much on the acre worth two million dollar In the center of tbe cltyt What doe a Republican believe! Why be a Republican and faTor high pro tective tariff! What are tbe argument for and against protection! What do the Socialists want! What would be theeondiUoni If Socialistic principle prevailed! What do the Populist desire! If government owned and operated the banks, and bank never failed, and people . never hid their money and all money came out and Into active circulation, and money was so abundant that Interest became low, and all enterprise started up and everybody had employment, what then! What do the Nationalist want! Why nationalise the railroad, the coal mine and various industries! What do the eight-hour advocate pro pose! If working certain hours yield cer rjtain profit, bow could working less hours I ield more profit! How could women be benefited by voting! What started the financial panic of 1893! Who commenced the tirade against silver, that resulted in the repeal of the Sherman law! Who started the stampede on the banks In 1883, by which 714 of them failed in eight months, and four hundred million dollars PRICES. Bound in fine morocco, stamped in gold, convenient and durable for editors, public speakers and others who wish to use it constantly as a work ot reference $i.oo Bound in substantial, elegant cloth 75 Bound in paper cover '. 25 SENT POSTPAID ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, Aai alw for ule at the cBe of tUs fuBuestiM. PEOPLE'S PLATFORM. Adopted by tbe Convention at Om aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802. Assembled upon the one hundred and f sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration independence, the People's Party of erica, in ineir urso uttiiuutti uuuveu .a, invoking upon their action the sings of Almighty God, puts forth in ife name, and on behalf of the people of s tie country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: The conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized; -most of the states have been compelled to isolate tbe voters at the polling places to pijevent universal intimidation or bribery) The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled; public opinion silenced; business prostrated; our homes covered with mortgages; labor impover ished; and the land concentrating in the hands of the capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right of organi sation for self-protection; imported pau perized labor beats down their wages; a hireling army, unrecognized by our law, is established to shoot them down; and they are rapidly degenerating into Euro pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up - Cossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented Htbe history of mankind, and the pos jjfsorsof these in turn despise the re public and endanger liberty. From the - same prolific womb of governmental in justice we breed the two great classes tramps and millionaires. The national power to create money is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a vast public debt, payable in legal tender currency, has been funded intogold-bear-ing bonds, thereby adding millions to the burdens of the people. Silver, which has been accepted as coin since the dawn of history, has been de monetized to add to the purchasingpow er of gold, by decreasing the value of all forms of property, as well as human la bor, and the supply of currency is pur posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank rupt enterprise, andeuslave industry. vast conspiracy against mankind has been organized on two continents, and it is rapidly taking possession of the Id. If not met and overthrown at ce it forebodes terrible social convul- s, the destruction of civilization, or .establishment of an absolute despot- ) V'e have witnessed for more than y ianerofa century the struggles of At two great political parties for power jfcnd plunder, while grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the suffering people, Wf charge that the controlling iufluence dominating both these parties have per mitted the existing dreadful conditions m.;!. : -U a. . a w usTciup, nituuui kiivub ejivrt vo I nrevent or restrain them. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. They have agreed together to ignore, In the coming cam paign, every issue but one. They pro sese to drown the outcrieenf nl Tiennlf with tht nnrnnp tt a nlmm knf,u ver tbe tariff: so that nnnirniiara onmn. v ', national Danits. nnm. trusts red stock, the demonetization of sil and the oppressions of the usiirir p all be lost sight of. They propose acnnce our homes, lives and children the altar of Mammon; to destrov the multitude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires. Assembled on the anniversary of the birthday of the nation, and filled with the spirit of the grand generation "x! men, who estab lished our independence, we seek to re store the government of the Republic to the hands of "the plain people," with whose class it originated. Weassert our purposes to be identical with the purpose of the national constitution: "to forma more perfect union, establish justice, in sure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessingsof liberty ourselves and our posterity." BTVe declare that this republic can only ndnrilaa a free government while built 11 Ynn Intra it tUa a'hnlaTuinnlafniannk nd for the nation: that it cannot VWtMfc VTO . IHttll !C UJVTMUV 1111 'I'M' K were drawn out ot the bank and hidden within a period of ninety days! Who was President of the United Stele in 184&-185&-1S68I Who nave been the occupant ot the presi dential chair since 18791 Who have been members of the Cabinet during every presidential administration! How many Democrats, Republicans, and members of other parties have w had in each and every Congress! How many lawyer in each Congres! Whence originated the names of "Brother Jonathan, "Uncle 8am," "Loco-roco," "Silver Grey," ete., etc. I What were the issue Involved In the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine, the Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave Law, etc., etc. I What of the biographical record ot the great leaders In ourearly history, including Washington, Patrick Henry, Hamilton, Webster, Franklin, elay, Calhoun, Jefferson and other! What has thrown so many people into idleness ot late years! Why so many tramps! What U the history of the Coxey move ment! When did the coal miners' atrike begin and what was the extent of that movement! What are the facts about the Pullman strike, tbe American Railway Union and the boycott of the Pullman cars! What ase the remedies proposed whereby capital and labor may each have justice! See "Hill's Political History of the United States." civil war is over and that every passion and resentment which grew out of it must die with it; and that we must be in fact, as we are in name, one united brother hood. Our country finds itself confront ed by conditions for which there is no precedent in the history the world. Our annual agricultural productions amount to billions of dollars in value, which must within a few weeks or months be exchanged for billions of dollars of commodities consumed in their produc tion; the existing currency supply is wholly inadequate to make this exchange. The results are falling prices, the forma tion of combines and rings, and tbe im poverishment of theproducingclass. We pledge ourselves that if given power we will labor to correct these evils by wise and reasonable legislation, in accordance with the terms of our platform. We believe that the powers of govern mentin other words, of the people should be expanded (as in the case of the postal service) as rapidly and as far as the good sense of an intelligent people, and the teachings of experience, shall tastily; to tbe end that oppression, in justice and poverty shall eventually cease in the land. While our sympathies as a party of re form are naturally upon the side of every proposition which will tend to make men intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we nevertheless regard these questions im portant as they are as secondary to the great issues now pressing for solution; and upon which not only our individual prosperity, but the very existence of free institutions depends; and we ask all men to first help us to determine whether we are to have a republic to administer, be fore we differ as to the conditions upon which it is to be administered; believing that the forces of reform thiB day organ ized will never cease to move forward un til every wrong is righted and equal pri vileges established for all the men and women of this country. We declare, therefore, UNION OF THE PEOPLE. First, That the uuion of the labor forces of the United States this day con summated, shall be permanent and per petual; may its spiritenter into allheai ts for the salvation of the republic and the uplifting of mankind. Second, Wealth belongs to him who creates it; and every dollar taken from industry, without an equivalent, is rob-, bery. "If any man will not work neither shall he eat." The interests of rural and civic labor are tbe same; their enemies are identical. Third. We believe that the time has come when tbe railroad corporations will either own the people or the people must own the railroads; and should the government enter upon the work of own ing and managing the railroads, we should favor an amendment to the con stitution by which all persons engaged In the government service shall be pro tected by civil service regulations of the most rigid character, so as to prevent the increase of the power of tbe national administration by tbe use of such addi tional gonernment employes. FINANCE. We damand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible; issued by the general government only; a full legal tender for all debts public and orivate; and that witnout tne use ot DanKingeorporations; a just equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to the people, at a tax not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or some better system; also by payments in discharge of its obligations for public improvements: We demand free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold ai the present legal ration of 16 to 1. We demand that the amount of cir culating medium be speedily increased to not less thau $50 per capita. We demand a graduated income tax. We believe that the money of the country should be kept, as much as pos sible, in the hands of the people; and hence we demand that all state and na tional revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. We demaud tbat postal savings banks beestablished by the government for the a4WWrwrri2e rtrralrigrruTTTjupeopIe and the facilitation of exchange. TRANSPORTATION. Transportation being a means of ex change and a public necessity; the gov ernment should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people. Tbe telegraph and telephone, like the postcfBoe system, being a necessity, for the transmissionof news, should be owned and operated by tbe government in the interests of tbe people. LANDS. The land, including all natural re sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should not be monopolised for speculative purposes; and alien owner ship of land should be prohibited. All land now held by railroads aid other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens, should be reclaimed by tbe gov ernment and held for actual settlers only. RESOLUTIONS. The following resolutions were offered independent of the platform, and were adopted, as expressive of the sentiments of the convention: Resolved, That we demand a free ballot and a fair count in all elections, and pledge ourselves to secure to it every legal voter without federal intervention, through the adoption by the states of the unperverted Australian secret ballot system. Resolved, That thnrevenuederivedfrom a graduated income tax should be appli ed to tbe reduction of tbeburdenof taxa tion now levied upon the domestic in dustries of this couutry. Resolved, That we pledge out- support to fair and liberal pensions to ex-Union soldiers and sailors. Resolved, Tha we condemn the fallacy of protecting American labor under the present system, which opens our ports to the pauper and criminal classes of the world, and crowds out our wage-earners and we denounce the present ineffective law against contract labor, and demand the further restriction of undesirable immigration. Resolved, That we cordially sympa thize with the efforts of organized work ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and demand a rigid enforcement of the exist ing eight-hour law on government work, and ask that a penalty clause be added to said law. , Resolved, That we regard the main tenance of a large standing army of mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton system, as a menace to our liberties, and we demand itsabolition,and wecondemn the recent invasion of the Territory of Wyoming by the hired assassins of Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers. Resolved, That we commend to the thoughtful consideration of the people and the reform press, the legislative sys tem known as the Initiative and Referen dum. Resolved, That we favor a constitu tional provision limiting the office of a president and vice president to one term, and providing for the election of the senators by a direct vote of the people. Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corpora tion for any purpose. H. E. Taubeneck, Chairman, Marshall, Illinois. J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia. - Lawrence McFarland, Secretary, New York. . M. C. Rankin, Treasurer, Terre Haute, ' Indiana. All druggists sell Dr. Miles' Nerve Plaster. KU-KLUX IN GEORGIA. Sensational Statement Made at s Trial of White Capper. Atlanta, Ga. , Dec. 17. In the trial of the White Cappers from Whitfield county in the United States court yesterday a sensation was created by witnesses testifying that a far reaching Eu-Elux organization does exist in that section and thai Paul Trammell, United States inter nal revenue collector and Trammell Stars, state senator, and kinsmen of his, are members of it. ' "Why it's well known," said Mr. Trammell, "that both Starr and my self have been very active in trying to suppress lawlessness in that part of the state. NOW OFFERS Reduced : Rates! for round trip tickets to Many Tourist Points. ... AMONG THEM ... Hot Springs, Deadwood, Rapid City. St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Ashland, Bayfield, Madison, Milwaukee, Oconomowco, Wis. And other points too numerous to men tion in Minnesota. Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Ontario, Etc. For rates, maps, etc., see S. A. Mobher, A. S. Fielding, Gen'lAgt. City T'kt. Agt. 117 So. 10th St., Lincoln, Neb. Depot: Cor. S and 8th Sts. ' Sulpho-Saline . . . Bath House and Sanitarium. Corner 14th and K Sti , Lincoln, Neb. Open at All Hours Day and Night. All Forms of Baths. Turkish, Russian, Ronun and Electric. With ipclal attention to the application ot Natural Salt Water Baths BTral tlmt stronger than sea water. Rheumatism, Skin, Blood and Nerroo DIs iim, Liver and Kitlnev Troubles and Cbronio Aliment are treated successfully. ;Sea Bathing; may be enjoyed at all eions In oar large SALT 8WIMMINU POOL, 60x142 feet, I to 10 feet deep, heated to uniform temperature of 80 degrees. IBS & H ssd J. 0. EY22ETT, Managing I'hdclan. W7 HIM' j.ti-l-H I TROUB ES OF POOR LO HOT WINDS AND DROUTH DE STROY HIS CROPS. AID HE IS VERT MUCH DISCOURAGED At the) Crow and Iower Ural Asjenelet In South Dakota Mot a Bushel of Grain Was Harvested Nor Any Vegetable (lathered Other Agencies la the Seme Boat or Worse. Washington, Dec 17. Many of the Indians, the agents report, encour aged by fair spring weather, made preparations for large crops, but the hot winds and drouth caused small harvests and on some reservations total failure of the crops. At the Crow Creek and Lower Brule agency in South Dakota, not a bushel of grain was harvested nor any veg etables gathered. The old brutal method of slaughtering beef cattle for issue has been abandoned and the construction of the new slaughter house is considered of great impor tance. Among the Crow Creeks the customary weekly dances have been stopped and dancing allowed only twice a month with an enforced abandonment of ex citing speeches and the custom of throwing away property during the dancing. For the first time in their history the Crows are supplying the beef cattle for the ration issue. The disaffected element of the Lower Brules who have been living south of White river on the Rosebud reserva tion have, with the exception of ten families, gone on their reservation and are fast becoming settled. The handling of these Indians, who are enrolled at tbe Lower Brule agency and draw rations there, has been a difficult undertaking owing to the opposition among the Indians and some of the whites. Whole fields of grain were destroy ed by the gophers at the Devil's Lake agency, Fort Trotten, N. D., and this is held largely responsible for the great misfortune of the Indians during the year. These Indians are poor and the loss of a horse or ox means the abandonment of a farm. Sharp disciplinary treatment has stopped the heretofore frequent un authorized killing of stock and horned stock is rapidly increasing. Drouths and blighting hot winds have made the Standing Rock agency unadapted to agriculture, and this year many crops were total failures. This uncertainty Of raising crops has made stock raising the leading in dustry, and in this, considerable pro gress has been made. The Indians at the Forest City agency, S. D., with the exception of the settlement of 950 at Cherry creek, favor taking allotments in severalty. The Indians on the Uintah and Ouray reservation in Utah are still far from the high road to prosperity and civilization, according to the an nual report of Major Frandlett, the agent They look upon efforts made in their behalf with distrust, and as endangering their own rights in the reservation. They are slow to ap preciate school privileges, and cling to the idea that sending children to school is a favor conferred on the agent. The Uintahs have doubled their farming acreage and have evinced great interest in crop cultiva tion. The Uncomphagres have given little encouragement or assistance to farming. The allotments in severalty of the lands of the Coeur d'Alene Indians, who were using valuable lands for mere grazing purposes, is related by Captain Budd of the Colville agency in Washington. The work of remov ing the Upper and Middle Spokanes from the vicinity of Spokane Falls has proved a slow, tedious process, necessitating considerable work for the agent during tbe year. Excursion for Homeseekers. On December 4th and December 18th. The Burlington will sell round trip tick ets to points in Texas, Oklahoma and Indian territory, to points in New Mexico on the Pascas Valley railroad; to Deal ing, N. M.; to points in Arkansas; to points on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern, and Kansas City, Watkins & Gulf railway in Louisiana; to points on the K. ft, F. S. & M. railway in Mis souri, south of Springfield. To points in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Utah, west bound only. One fare for the round trio. dIus 12.00. provided such fares are not less than f 7. Apply at B. & M. depot or city ofBce, corner Tenth and 0 streets, lor full information. 25t3 G. W. Bonnkll, C. P. & T. A. Tbe North-Western P. S AM. V. R. R. New Tims Card A New Train Faster Time, Better Service. For the benefit of the traveling public this line baa made important changes and improvement in its train service. Note: A T ALTABLE ADDITION. The 7:25 a. m, week day train ia made a Chicago connection. Besides taking passengers for as far west as Norfolk, it takes them for Blair and all Northeastern Nebraska points; Sioux City and points on diverging lines; Omaha, Mo. Talley, Ona wa, Carroll, Boone, Ames, Des Moines, and all Northwestern and Central Iowa and 111. points through to Chicago. The Chicago Limited leaves daily at 1:25 p. m. and takes passengers for Chicago and East, and intermediate points; for Oma ha, Sioux City, St. Paul, Duluth and all points in the Northwest. Faster Time Better Service, The Black Hills passenger now leaves daily at 1:25 p. in. and will land passen gers at Hot Springs at 8:05 a. m., and at Deadwood at 11 a. m. next day. From Chicago two fast trains arrive here week days, one Sundays. For further information apply as be low. A. S. Fielding, City Ticket Agt., S. A. Mosbeb, Geu'l Agt.. 117 So. 10th St. tiothaaa Bankers en Flnaar. WAHixero.v, Dec. 17. Great inter est was manifested to-day in the clos ing bearing on the question of cur rency revision before the committee on banking and currency of the bouse. Secretary Carlisle was present at the opening. The bankers to be heard represented two widely diverg ent views President (i. G. Williams of the Chemical national bank of New York presenting the prevailing view among bankers, and W. P. St. John of the Mercantile bank of New York the Eastern view favorable to silver. ine oanK ot Mr. Williams, wbo ap peared next, has the largest deposits in the United States. "The situation is one requiring firmness and common sense," said he. "The first problem in our clumsy and conglomerated financial system is the disposition to be made of our legal tender notes." He urged that these notes should be funded 150,000,000 at a time until eliminated from the financial system. Bonds at 3 per cent should be re ceived as security for national bank notes on a basis of par for the bonds, the government to have a first lien on the assets of the bank. These notes should be redeemable in New York city and, issued in sufficient volume, would furnish adequate elas ticity to the currency. The tax on the circulation of national banks should at once be removed. President St John lent much spirit to the hearing by the vigor of his statements. "Under official dicta tion," began he, "tutored by one of the most aggressive of all our handful of "goldites" in the United States, congress fiddles with bank notes, while the burning issue is our pri mary money coin. Identically tu tored, our chief executive has re quired his secretary to abandon the option conferred by the law upon the United States and grant to holders of the United States notes the right to exact gold always.silver never.as their redeeming coin. Had the option to redeem in silver dollars been exer cised boldly at the time when ouly $3,000,000 were owned by the United States with an ownership of ?llfl,000, 000 in gold, possible alarm could have been laughed to scorn. To attempt to seize upon and exercise the option now, under immediate protective con ditions of the treasury, would be to court all the perils of disaster." PCPULIS r CONFERENCE CALLED Leaders Requested to Meet at St. Louis in December St. Louis, Nov. 30. The folio wing call Las been issued: St. Louis, Mo., Nov., 30, 1894. Byre, quest of the national committee of the People's party, and at the suggestion o the chairman of the state committees, I hereby call a meeting' of the national committee of the national People's party to meet in the ladies auxiliary of the Lin. dell hotel in the city of St Louis, Mo., December 28 and 29, 1894. In addition to the members of the national committee the chairmen of the state committees, members of the "Reform Press Associa tion," People's party senators and repre sentatives in the Fifty-third congress and those selected to the Fifty-fourth con gress, and ull others who have taken a prominent part in the organization of the party, and also those who are williug to work and vote with tbe People's party in the future for monetary reform are ia vited. The object of this meeting is to map out a policy for an educational cam paign between now and the meeting of the next national convention, and any other business which may come before the committee. The committee will discuss and act upon every phase of the present industrial condition of thecountry. This will be the most important meeting held since the Omaha convention. Senator Stewart, Lafe Pence, General J. B. Weaver, GeneralJ. G. Field, Marion Butler, Harry Skinner, M. W. Howard, J. II. McDowell, Hon. Miles Standish, ex Governor Pennoyer of Oregon, Thomas V. Cator, P. M. Wardell, J. M. Devine, J. L. Johnson, Colonel A. C. Fiske, Dr. A. Coleman, John P. Stelle, M. C. Rankin, J. N. Davii, Thomas Fletcher, H. L. Loucke, W. S. Morgan and many other leaders who are not members of the committee havepromised to be present. Hon. J. B. Follette, Equitable building, St. Louis, Mo., has charge of arranging all the details of this meeting. H. E. Taibkxeck, Chairman of National Committee ot the People's Party. Arctics. Alaskas. Itubbers or anything you need. To see them means to want them. Thvy don't cost much. They are at your price, lie elver' Shoe bale, 1010 0 Street.. If our advertisers do not treat yon right, let us know. We want no ''fakes' in The Wealth Maiees. Isn't there something in our "Three Cent Column' that will profit youT J Errors of Youth.! 0 art ' SUFFERE iS FROM HeiYon! M'..;y, TentMiil Indiscretions. Lost Mainooi, 9 BE YOUR OW I PHYSICIAN. Many men, from the tffKt I' youthful lmpro- that hat reduced the gtnt rl iv SB Induce a! mot every other dif iaie oi vfiiumsi tii to muvh a to nd tJie real sa cauw of the trouble icaiwly ever !.eiii uperted, thev are doctored Mr everyimnf tu: vw nxm one. w Durini our extentire collese an luwiiital Brattice. , ) we have discovered new ad .iwntrated Trine- w , diea, The accompanyinir pre, riinicii offered m ) u a certain so M'KF.uv t'KK. hundred! of w . cam hiving been reitored to jn ln-r health by it A) ' uee after all other remedlri tail . Terteitiy pure I intrreiiienM Diuit be ued in the npamtioL ofthn a) " prescription. H Erythrovylon coca, dra in. jeraoemn. e aracimi. an HelonlM Olnir. i drtch . w Geleemin, 8 (Traim. A) Ert. l(tnti. ainarw (ulco o.ic), Igraini. Kt- l-ilandr, 1 Kruplca. Uiyccriur, , Mnke do pill. Te 1 pill at t-"i a' d another W W kt)fM in cither ?, tud on emu to pea. i hi. rtni.""j r r J Q cut rnr.mi.ir, mm. m'i,,r" powen f thi r?ttjriiv' are 3u"? c iiitlnuwl for ft hortlimec tiVbilitftted, nervel cuiKi:;.ou The t-wupcrsvtivf m i.nifthirig. jiet the I je the lanffuwi, A ana Hi t ihn wiis vnnlfl twvfrr to btain it of m, by A remitting l. ft t-!pd par(tJ w wreftilly eumpouiidtd, will be tain ft) pi Hi, m m by mftil from fVrvfflh nark Q (r , Ail bam A m uur firiva laboratory, or we w wliich will rtm EiotHcftM m I 7 Tremonl Row, Boston, Mass. more nil mil STILL CONSIDERING THE CUR RENCY QUE9TION. WHAT EXPERT FIXMCIERS SIT. Freakiest Warner of the Bltnetavllto LdasToa Doelare lhat u KlMtte Folloy as Secretary Carlisle 8b (eats Is sin Impossibility A. General Currency Ils eosalon Had, Washington, Dec 17. Ex-Repre sentative Warner of Ohio, president of the Bimetallic league, addressed the house bankintr and currency com mittee yesterday on the currency,, going into the principles of the entire currency question. lie urged that an elastic currency, such as Secretary Carlisle suggests, was an impossibili ty, and that prices rose as fast as cur rency increased. Mr. Warner said the history of tlie world proved that the gold standard could not be main tained by giving to the banks the power of expanding the currency.. He was amazed that this proposition, should be made in this enlightened age, in the face of the financial ex periences of the world. ' A long discussion arose between. General Warner and Mr. Sperry over a question by tha latter as to the effect that an increase of the circula tion would have upon the price of labor. Mr. Hperry called attention, to a tstement by the treasury de partment showing that the circula tion in 1873 had been 77 1,000, 0CXX,. whereas, in 1893 it was over $2,200, 000,000, and asked him how how ha reconciled the facts with the decrease in wages. Mr. Warner replied chal lenging the treasurer's report of tha gold in circulation at the present timet which he said was $200,000,000 beyond the facts, and by referring to the in crease of population and wealth. Mr. Sperry did not consider the reply as adequate and intimated that if Mr. Warner's theory had nothing more to stand on, it must fall. Enoch Piatt, president of the Balti more clearing house, was next heard, lie said with regard to the Baltimore plan that it embodied his views. Speaking of the fifth section of the Carlisle bill, providing for a guaran the fund, he said it would be safe if the strong banks could be got into it, which he considered doubtful. The hearing was resumed in the afternoon with A. L. Ripley, vice E resident of the Natiunal Uule and feather bank of Boston on the stand. He characterized the scheme of issu ing demand notes redeemable in gold as thoroughly vicious. Colonel Jackson of Jackson & Cur tis, brokers, of Boston, followed Mr. Ripley. He urged a provision in any bill that might bi supported by the secretary to begin in January, 180!k, -to cancel 14,000,000 worth of United States notes each month until the en tire outstanding amount should be dis posed of and to sell bonds if neces sary to accomplish this result To pass the Carlisle bill without any addition would, he thought, fait far short of restoring the confidence. ot tne woria. WeieaHBaassJSa " M ill Report the Carlisle BilC Washington, Dec. 17. The Demo cratic members of the banking and! currency committee held an exeats tive meeting immediately afterr the adjournment of the regular hearing, and after an hour's discussion decided to report the Carlisle bill without amendment. It is understood that Representa tive Bland has given up all hope of getting his free coinage bill out of his committee, and has determined to of fer his bill as an amendment to the Carlisle bill in the house. If it is de clared not to be germane, he will ap peal from the decision, giving the house an opportunity to vote on the proposition. - CROKER WILL NOT APPEAR.. The Tammany lloat Declines to- Co Be fore the Lexow Committee New York, D-'C, J 7. Richard Cro ker was asked if he would accept Mr. GofTs invitation to appear before the Lexow committee and vindicate him self of the constructive charge of ex tortion implied by the testimony of Witness Moren yesterday. I did not know that any charges had been made against me," said Mr. Croker, "or that there is anything ta vindicate." Didn't Get a Reply. ite'W York, uec. 17. A l5oton rady a few weeks ago advertised for & French maid to take charge of her child and accompany her abroad. Among those who answered the ad vertisement was Miss Madeline Pol lard, who achieved notoriety by suing Congressman Breckinridge of Ken tucky, for breach of promise. Refer ring to the matter Miss Pollard said las', night: "I can't see anything' wrong in answering the advertise ment. I don't know who got the let ter. I thought that was an oppor tunity for my doing something, but 1 never received a rep.li". Short 58,633. Kansas Citv, Kan., Dec. 17. The board of county commissioners of Wyandotte county opened the report of Expert Accountant Dewar on the accounts of of ex-County Treasure" McLean yesterday afternoon, an4 after reading it, instructed the count attorney to bring suitagainst McLea? for 58,632, the full amount of th treasurer's apparent shortage. Mo Lean's bondsmen are to be included in the suit. To Open the Ilallot lloxes. w. Kansas Crrr, Mo., Dee. 17. Judge S.'.over granted to-day the order asked for by F. M. DeBord, directing .tie coi'der of Voters Owsley and County Clurk Caldwell to recount the votes cht. ior emmrv cnnooior in tun recnt 'i M I I III a I I llll l l , eiecwuu iiuu io ceri.iy to tne court the resuU of the count.