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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 189ff.
10,000 AGAINST BRYAN MCMOERS OF THE XEW YORK DRY GOODS cixn sot rorocitATs. Slany Will Vote for the lndlnuupolla Ticket Col. 31ohj-M Reasons for Supporting McKInley. NEW YORK. Aug. 23.-The Herald says: Among the more than ten thousand men vhoso names were' enrolled in the Dry Goods Cleveland and Stevenson Club . of 1S02. not one can he found or heard of who supports the Chicago platform or nominees. The New York Democrats In the dry-goods trade organized the Cleveland and Steven Bon Club In October, and having fitted up rooms at Nos. 2SJ and CSS Broadway, held the first mass meeting on Oct. 13. At that time more than ten thousand names appeared on the roll of membership, and they embraced those of nearly all the Dem ocrats In the business in New York. That meeting was addressed by Frederick II. Coudert. He said: "I am a good Demo crat, but I am a citizen before I am a par tisan. I love my country above all, and I tell you If the Democratic party should ever take up any measure meaning jeal ousy and disruption, I should drop my par tisanship Instanter and light against it as a citizen." He is keeping his promise to day, and the men who heard him are his allies. The members of the organization of 1S32 intend to form a new club, which will work directly against the regular Democratic platform and nomination, but it will not take definite shape until after the IndJan ulls convention. "We were good DAno crats In iy& when we supported the regu lar Democratic ticket, and we are nov good Democrats in opposing it." said Mr. Wal ter Stanton, of No. NJ Worth street, who was president of the Cleveland and Ste venson Club. "1 don't believe you will lind one member of that club who now supports the Chicago platform. We are now ap pealed to as patriot, and must sink parti sanship. I btlieve that the ultimate salva tion of the country will come out of the Indianapolis convention, where, I hope, a platform will be adopted on which all pa triotic Americans can stand and save ua from disruption and dishonesty." "You will find the members of the old club all opposed to the Chicago platform," said Mr. Miles M. O'Brien, who was chair man of the executive committee of the Cleveland and Stevenson organization. "I nm a Democrat all the time, but can t sup port any un-Democratlc platform of repu diation. You can't put the robe of Jeffer son and Jackson on Altgeld and Tillman and call it Democracy." Charles 15. Peet. Henry Newman and Peter V. Worrall, vice presidents of the old club, and John P. Faure, its secretary, all express like views. "W must have a sound national financial basis." said Mr. Worrall. "and other things will take care of themselves. Wo will have it, too, but w? mustn't rest on a feeling of security. We must work until the polls close election day. This present crisis is the outgrowth of years of miseducation. and It means hard work to change that education in three months. There Is much misconception that must bo, corrected. We are a borrowing, not a lend ing nation. We can't shut . ourselves in, because we export too much. Jt is ridicu lous to talk about Ignoring the rest of the civilized world and being a law unto our selves." "Members of the old club are all against the platform of repudiation," said Mr. Peet. "I was at 'the Chicago convention and saw that this fight was inevitable. It is the duty of every patriot to ve tor McKInley or the Indlanaixjlis nominee. The Indian apolis ticket will draw many votes from Dryan and will be the cause of his de feat. We are face to face with a dis honest proposition. We can bear a Repub lican tariff, but we can't stand repudiation. We must bury the silver" craze, maintain the national honor, and that will res re confidence, which will bring prosperity." MOSDY FOR M'KlXLEr, The Ex-CoafederuteV Ilenaons for Op posing: PopocracyV Aoiulnee. WASHINGTON. 'Aug. 23.-Col. John S. Mosby. who achieved notoriety during the civil war as one of the most daring rangers on the Confederate side, and who was sub sequently appointed Consul-general to China by President Grant, has addressed an open letter to a Virginia editor who asked Mosby's views on the political situa tion and the policies represented by the two presidential candidates in this coun try. "If I had a million votes," says the ex Confederate chieftain, "I would give them to McKInley. I am opposed to the Popu list ticket nominated at Chicago. The United States was placed on the gold stand ard by Andrew Jackson over sixty years ago, and we have been there ever since. I am opposed to substituting for it new a depreciated currency, and descending to a commercial level with Slam. I was opposed to the Rland silver hill in 1ST, because 1 regarded it as repudiation in disguise, and the first financial step in the oescent to Avernus, where Coxey and Bryan are try ing to land us. Experience has confirmed the opinions forme! then. "During a residence of several years in China and in frequent visits to Mexico, that has free coinage. I never saw a piece of gold In circulation. By a natural law, as universal as that of gravitation, the cheap er always drives out the dearer currency. Bimetallism by which is meant the coin age and circulation of two metals on pri vate account, with full legal-tender valur Is a dream that can never be realized. Of course the government can coin both metals, but only the Inferior will circulate. On the recognition of this principle, the English monetary system is founded. " 'But. says the Coxey platform, 'that is British policy, and we ought not to follow It.' And so is the habeas corpus act and our great Inheritance of free institutions. To discard a policy merely because a great commercial nation waa the first to udopt it would be as absurd as to accept the Bev. John Jasier's theory of the solar system In preference to Newton's. The question of the so-called double standard Is not a new one: it vexed Eu rope, for two hundred years, and was final ly condemned as Impracticable by the greatest statesmen and economists. Bimet allism, or the marriage of the two metals, never has existed und never can exist any where. The laws of nature tcrbld it. Na poleon's attempt to establish it in France was as great a failure as the expedition to Moscow. For eighty years the United States had a free coinage law. but always. In fact, had the single standard- first sil ver, and then gold. "Senator Daniel said In his speech at the convention: We have go!d and sliver dol lars circulating to-ether at par to-day. by virtue of the government's stamp,' which Is a refutation of the theory of the econ omists. If a representative of the terri tory of Bed Cloud and Sitting Bull said so I would have felt no surprise, but a Virginia Senator should know better. Thr reason why silver dollars pass as the equal of gold dollars is the pledge of the government to maintain their equality with gold. Just as the note of a tramp might be negotiated In bank with Astor's or Vanderbllt's indorsement upon it. When greenbacks were depreciated SO per cent, they had the same stamp on them that they have now. "If there is any such magic In a stamp If. by inscribing on an inferior metal E Pluribus Unum and the American eagle Awarded Highest Honors World's Fc?xt MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder. Frea torn Ammonia, Alum or sny other adulterant. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. such a transformation of value can be ef fected, then why not try It on copper and turn the great Anaconda mine Into coin? 1 believe In monometaIlm Just as I believe in any other law of nature; the revolu tion of the earth and the motion of the Planets. For the same reason that depre ciated greenbacks drive specie out of circu lation, depreciated sliver with free coin age would drive gold out of circu lation. With free coinage there is no guar anty of the equality of the coins, but each metal stands on its merits. The so-called double standard is an idyl that might have deceived a simple, bucolic age; it Is out of date in the nineteenth century. "In 1S73. when the sliver dollar was dropped by law. It had become as obso lete as a Roman coin found at Pompeii. The law simply recognized an existing fact: Theoretically we had a bimetallic stand ard; practically a monometallic go'd stand ard. Th enlightened nations of the world would no sooner think of restoring the old, dlscreted system than of going back to the Iron money of the Spartans. "There is a combination supporting the Populist ticket with entirely opposite ends In view. The miners who demonetized silver when It was at a premium by re fusing to coin, now want the government to create for their benefit an artificial value by coining their silver at the ratio of 11 to 1. wh"n ;t is worth In the market only 02 to 1. They think that this will lift sil ver to a par with gold. The miners would be the only people benefited by the rise: the other class of silver enthusiasts who want cheap money and inflated prices would be out. In .the cold. If the silver dollar is equal to the gold dollar, there will be no rise In prices and no advantage in paying off debts in silver. There would be no more money In actaal circulation than there Is now. Coxey and the vaga bonds who are following him want silver to go flown the cheaper It is, the better for them. The silver kings want it to go up. frudge Hughes laments that the Virginia farmers have no metallic money. I was In Virginia some months ago and heard a good deal of complaint about the scarcity but not a word nbout the quality of the money people had. All that I saw was as good as gold. Silver was the currency when our rude forefathers were eating acorns in the German forests. The Virgin la people long ago passed that primitive stage when they carried their money in their saddle bags or a buckskin belt. Judge Hughes is a farmer as well as a judge. He only grieves over the fall in what he has to sell. It is plain that he would like to sell by one measure and buy by another. He further says that with freo coinage sil ver would rise to a premium over gold. That would be a blessing to the silver kings, but It is hard to see what advan tage It would be to the Virginia farmers. We would still be on the gold standard, for no currency at a premium ever circu lates as money. "That fact was demonstrated by oir ex perience after the act of 111, when silver went at a premium. I have never yet been able to see how a laborer can be ben efited by debasing the mony in which his wages are paid, or how people can gt rich by watering their currency. Judge Hughes censures the administration for not paying out silver. The Treasury Department would be made to do so but the people won't have It. Judge Hughes has for over twen ty years been drawing a salary from the government and I venture to say that he has always drawn it in greenbacks or gold. H teaches by precept, not by example. "There is a widespread alarm la the country nt the remote prospect of the elec tion of the Populist ticket. People are pre paring for the deluge by putting their gold in safety deposit boxes or old stockings; every one sets the panic and disorder that must result from a change in the measure of value by which we have lived and con tracts have been made for over sixty years. Wealth cannot be created by blowing bub bles. The silver craze Is one of those peri odical epidemics that have passed over the country. They always breed demagogy. Men are still living who can remember when people were run mad over the morus multkatulis and everybody was going to get rich off mulberry leaves. Mulberry loaves are a surer foundation for a fortune than fiat money." PYTHIANS ASSEMBLING GATHERING FOR THE ASM'AL EX CAM PJJ EXT AT CLEVELAND. Division from Iudiuna Already on the Ground The Knights us u 3Illltary tirfttinizntlon. CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 23.-Great crowds of visitors were attracted to the Knights of Pythias encampment to-day, it being estimated that fifty thousand spectators witnessed the dress parade of the Second (Ohio) Regiment this afternoon. This Is the only full regiment yet at the camp, but It is expected that all the Ohio Knights will le here by to-morrow. Among the di visions which arrived to-day were those from Pittsburg. Allegheny and Lancaster, Pa., and Muncle, Ind., and the first battal ion of the First Regiment from Charleston and Parkersburg, W. Va. To-morrow aft ernoon at 4 o'clock Director-general Day, of the centennial commission, will formally turn over the camp to Major General car nahan. The exercises at the camp this aft ernoon consisted of the dress parade and a sacred band concert. This evening many of the visiting Knights attended services at the Epworth Memorial M. E. Church, and listened to an appropriate sermon by the pastor. Among the attractions at the camp is Lafayette (Ind.) Division of the Uniform Bank, which has won more prizes than any other division in the country, even though It has not competed in prize drills In eight years. There is also present the crack division from Hastings, Mich. Both of these divisions will be in the parade and competitive drill. Major General Caruahan, in speaking to day of the Knights as a military organi zation, said it was part of the unwritten law of the order that the Knights should respond to-the call of the government in time of need, especially if It was necessary to repel an invasion by a foreign foe. The Knights were not In any sense guardsmen, he said, and they would not take part In internal dissensions unless It was necessary to preserve order and uphold the laws. Supreme Chancellor Bichle. in speaking to-day of the policy of the order, said there woum probably be no change. "Trie same lessons that it teaches men to-day," he said, "will be good for men a thousand years hence. No great question of policy will be debated at the present session of the Supreme Lodge. The German question and the saloon question were both finally settled, and in a definite, decided and plain manner." The Bathbone Sisters, one of the auxil iary orders of Pythianism, has its head quarters at the Weddell Hou?e. The most Important business to come before its meet ing is the election of a supreme senior. The leading candidates for the place are Mrs. J. B. S. Neubert, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Nellie Scattedgood. of Michigan, and some lively electioneering in their behalf is already going on. It is expected that the headquarters of all the other auxiliary so cieties will be opened before to-morrow night. AESOP, SILVER PLATED. lllnMtrntluK the Fate tf an Ann That Got Free und Inlltnlted Clover. New York Sun. A certain Ass and a Horse occupied ad joining stalls in a large Barn. They were fed on nutritious golden Grain and as much freshiy-cut Clover as was good for their Health. This Diet kept them in good con dition, and made them strong enough to perform ther Duties to the satisfaction of the Farmer who owned them. The Ass however, was continually complaining be cause his Coat was not so sleek as that of the Horse. If a little Clover Is a Good Thing, he thought, unlimited Clover would make a bitfger Ass of me. and It Is what I need to fatten nu up and improve my Coat. Then he told the Horse that he proposed to eat up all th1 Clover in the pasture the next time the Farmer turned tiiem into it. The Horse pointed out to him how absurd It was for one Ass to try to eat all the Clover In a forty-acre lot without assistance, and advised him to stick to his present Diet, as the difference in their Coats was due to Other causes. But the Ass would not listen to Horse Sense and braved loudlv in nnwor to Argument. The first time the Farruer turned him Into the pasture the Ass started in to eat up all the Clover In siijht. He ate so fast and so much that he deranged his Digestive Ap paratus and suddenly found himself swell ing and in great pain. As no Veterinary Surgeon was at hand, the poor Ass kept swelling up until he finally burst. When the Farmer found his Remains ne pn.i. ;',v skinned them, so the Ass in the ond lost even the rough hide which he was t.Ing to lmiTove. " -Moral Don't be an Ass. JOHN CHAMBERLIN DEAD FAMOUS AS A SPORTSMAN GOIR3IET AND STORY TELLER. Known to Many StateNmen nml the Personal Friend of Con kl lug; und Others Ills Varied Career. SARATOGA. N. Y.. Aug. 23. John Cham beriin. of Washington, died to-night at the Grand L'nion Hotel. He had been in a comatose sate for thirty hours. His death was due to a complication of kidney troubles. John Chamberlin was born at Pittsfield, Mass., lr. September, 1SGG. He received a common school education there, but moved to New York city before he was of age. Early in life he was engaged on the Mis sissippi river as the dispenser of liquid re freshments on one of the swell steam boats that plied between St. Louis and New Orleans. He made enough money on ihr river to go into business in St. Louis, and his establishment was one of the noted places of the city. Chamberlin had then, as at all other periods of his life, the exceptional faculty of gathering about him men of the highest social standing and greatest influence. Amassing considerable capital In the West, he ' returned to New York and in partnership with Price McGrath opened up a clubhouse near the site of the Hoffman House that from the very outset did an enormous business. At Chamberlln's could be found every night dozens of men of national reputation, from every walk of life, and there the greatest politicians of the country were wont to come. In those days sporting was fashionable, and no where in the land could such pastime be carled on under auspices so pleasant us at John Chamberlin's. The play ran high in those times, and many were the games in which the lowest-priced chips repre sented $13 each. The clubhouse was fur nished in a way that a king might envy, and on its walls hung oil paintings worth many thousands. Free dinners were given that were the delight of the epicures, and unlimited hospitality prevailed. Money Mowed into Chamberlin's hands in a contin uous stream, but he did not attend to the details of his business, a brother, Mr. William Chamberlin. being invested with the actual management. HIS GREAT AMBITION. Besides the New York establishment, Chamberlin also founded the Club House at Long Branch, now operated by Thll Daly. On closing out the former place he went to Washington, and after conducting clubhouses there for a few years, the last in the building on New York avenue, now occupied by the Young Men's Christian Association, he took the hotel at the corner of Fifteenth and I streets. He lived to see realized, but not to enjoy, the crowning ambition of his life the completion of the marnlficent hotel at Old Point Comfort that bears his name. It was thrown open to the public just a few months ago, and at that time nobody dreamed that the man whose Indomitable will had succeeded in an undertaking that often seemed hope less would so soon drop from the ranks of the living. Of the assemblage at the open ing of the Chamberlin. he was the gayept. for after years of discouragement and ar duous work, he had at last achieved the one object that his heart had been so deply set on. But during all the years to come that palatial structure will be his monument. In his bearing John Chamberlain was one of the most fascinating men. He could tell good stories by the hour and his stock of remlnlseenses was unlimited. Even when disease pressed him sorely and it was evi dent to everyone that his days were num bered, he kept up his courage and genial ways. He never complained and stoutly as serted that he was improving when in quiries were made about his health. When in Washington for the last time, some three weeks since, he joked with all of his frleinds. and his plucky bearing led many to think that he would yet surmount his aliments. His whole life seemed animated with a desire to make other people happy. He gathered about his boaril the noblest and wittiest spirits in America. To them he gave dinners that were poems and In the art of entertaining splendidly no man of this age ever proved himself John Cham berlin's equal. His strong personal friends were legion. Roscoe Conkling loved him as a brother, and he was only one of many. Ills death will be sore tidings to Secretary Lamont, to General Miles, to John W . Mackey. to Thomas P. Ochiltree, to Wil liam F. Cody, to Henry Watterson, and a hundred more of equal fame. It was Cham berlin's great delight to assemble such as these about him. A writer in the New York Evening World says: "Jovial John" Chamberlin has been cred ited with more good things said and done, during his long career before the public as a favorite and famed bonlface than have fallen from the dips or been done by the hand of most men. He was a welcome visa-vis at a table set for two and a lively raconteur where many dined, and a news paper paragraph under the eye of the writ er, recounting John Chamberlln's doings for a certain August month, says: "He has dined since the season opened with Senators at Newport. Cabinet ministers at Bar Harbor. Congressmen at Narragansett, beauty at Old Point, diplomacy at Len ox, bous vlvants at Long Branch. Sports men at Saratoga, connoisseurs at Cohasset, and assorted colonels, captains anei fisher men at Cape May." A NEVER FAILING APPETITE. Besides being a gourmet, John Chamber lin was noted for a never faiHng appetite of startling proportions. An observant chronicler relates that Chamberlin and a friend, dropping in at a famous uptown oyster house one evening and taking the table next to his. ate eighteen medium sized oysters apiece while waiting for the cook to boll a large lobster, cleft alive from end to end before their eyes. After the oyster and this lobster were disposed ox the two gourmets ate a dozen oysters each, moistening each oyster with a dip or two of specially prepared pepper sauce; then followed a "No. 2" lobster, Welsh rarebits for two and two dozen roasted clams. Chamberlin In his day owned record breaking horses and leaves a reputation for unbroken records In the making of dishes never equaled. He opened ad for many years maintained Monmouth Park, then the most famous race track on the Atlantic coast. He was a power In the social and semi-public life of New York city in the days when John Morrissev, by the aid of his race track and clubho'use at Saratoga and his clubhouse in Twenty-fourth street, dominated a certain element In the political and sporting life in the East. A quarter of a century ago John Morriss-?y was known chiefly as a prize lighter, and gathered at his Twenty-fourth-street clubhouse the Eastern and tough element, while Cham berlin's Tw.enty-lifth-street house was the favorite rendezvous of the Western and Southern and more artistocratlc part of New York's floating life, and these two had their rows in politics and in many other things. Chamberlin first became Identified with the turf in 1ST0, though he had been inter ested in horses at Lexington. St. Louis, old Mctalrle. New Orleans, und other famous tracks in the days long before that, when turf racing was distinctly a Southern sport. In 1M5. when Leonard Jerome spent half a million in making Jerome Park what it was before he sold it to the association. Chamberlln's roundhouse, back of the car riages, was the only place to pick a bird and c"dy his faithful old black "Trusty" knew ow to pour out a glass of champagne frapp.. Among John Chamberlin's friends in those nnclent days were Robert Alexander, the Kentucky breeder, who sold El Bio Rev's sire. Norfolk, to Theodore Winters for $15.001 the odd dollar being added to the price, according to Chamberlln's way of telling it. because everybody laughed at Alexander for paying Jl.YOeO for Lexington, sire of Norfolk, a miserable o!d blind stai Mon., and Bcb vowed he'd sell one of old Lexington's progeny for more money than h gave for the sire. Other friends of I'hamberlin were John M. Clay, a son of Henry Clay: Oeneral Abe Buford and his brother Tom, who shot a, Kentucky Jude of the Court of Appeals, and owned Dela ware, Onwaii anil other famous horses afterwards sold to Denison & Crawford. It cot John Chamberlin $2'.(i to create Monmouth Park. Long Branch, In 1ST0. He sold it seven years latr for less than a quarter of the sum. It had been the scone of the most famous racing events, gather ing crowds as large even as those which attend the Suburban of ..to-day. Such a crowd saw the duel of wind and muscle and nerve between Iongfellow ami Harry Basset t July 2. 1S72. HIS RACE TRACK It EVEN FES. But Chambrlln went to California with True Blue in 1ST7. "I was sure I would win tlvtt four-mile heat race In California," ald Chamberlin. once. In relating the story of his downfall. "True Blue was the horse to do It with. He was the gamest race horse I ever knew. I was offered S3.".000 for True Blue before I started. It cost $7,000 to go to California. "I had to beat Thad Stevens and Joe Daniels, and had won the second heat with Tim Robins up. It was dollars to dough nuts I would win the third heat, but It was there the dirty work was done. Palm er, a jockey with a bad record, was up on one of the other horses. The horses were out of sicht of the judges, on the back stretch. When they came In sight again True Blue had been cut down cruel ly, ruined as a race horse: the race was lest and I was out just $73,000." Other re verses followed, and Chamberlin had to sell Monmouth track. Chamberlin had known Senator Benjamin Harrison intimately for years, but was an prdent Cleveland man In the campaign of Harrison won. The two men met shortly after election. John congratulated Benjamin. "Yes, John, but I . understand you op posed me pretty bitterly," said the President-elect, good-naturedly. "You see. it was this way. Senator." re plied Ch imb?rlin. "I was for Cleveland first and you next; and, you see, I got a place." ' . - In a discussion of Washington city's equestrian statues. Chamberlin insisted that the horse in the Thomas statue was far and away the best of all. his friend. Lieutenant Young, favoring the Scott nag. Next night Young got Senator Beck into a similar discussion, this time champion ing the bronze nag under Thomas and of fering a wager of $h0 on it, leaving it to John Chamberlln's decision. The Senator took the wager and. to the astonishment of the lieutenant, Chamberlin declared the Thomas horse a disgrace to Washington and the sculptor who pretended it was a horse. 1 When afterwards Young upbraided him for his fickleness, Chamberlin replied bland ly: "My private opinion is unchanged, but, bless you, you couldn't expect me to de cide a bet In favor of a mere lieutenant In the navy against a United States Sen ator!" "Do you know an experienced chef can fool the finest gourmet?" Chamberlin used to fay. "I had an old fish hawk dressed and cooked as a young Knode Island tur key the best that's to be eaten, they are anil served to President Moses P. Handy, of the Clover Club, and a deputation of that famous club cf 'roas.crs' at my Wash ington place. They ate It and didn't dis cover the deception until the next day. " 'There is everything in the sauce.' as Brillat Savarin used to say, sagely. They used to get up a great barbecue the day before the Southern racing meet to attract the good livers. Price McGrath used to give " 'burgoo at his meetings. A burgoo was a delicious thing. Oxen and sheep were roasted whole. I used to have clam bakes at Monmouth. "Racing men drink more whisky than anything else. I guess," said Chamberlin once. "Anc plenty cf champagne, to boot," he added. "I den't believe I ever knew a horseman who was a teetotaller." Other Dentil. NEW YORK. Aug. 23. Henry J. WInzer died at his home In Newark. N. J., to-day, of Bright's disease, aged sixty-three years. Mr. WInzer was engaged in newspaper work in New York city for many years as an editorial writer for various publica tions, and was also a correspondent dur ing the civil war. In he was appointed by President Grant consul to Saxe-Coburg and held the position for twelve years. VIENNA, Aug. 23. Reports received here are to the effect that Count Szecsen de Temerin, Grand Marshal of tho Austrian court, is dead at Aussee. FALLACIES ABOUT MONEY. The Kind of Bimetallism the Country lind from 1S24 to To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal: The Indianapolis Sentinel, in its issue of Aug. 21, claims as a fact that we had actual bimetallism from 17?3 to 1S20 at a ratio of 13 to 1, and again from 1S31 to 1K0 at a ratio of 1G to 1, al a parity with gold. Now, I do not know anything from actual experience of the first period, but of the second I was a living factor In the experi ence of the American people, and let me say in this connection that one ounce of actual experience Is worth more than one pound of theoretical writing by paid edi torial employes. I know not only by au thority of "holy. wrL" but on general prin ciples and experience that the greatest folly is to try to answer or meet the questions" of a child or a person mentally daft, which in this case is the same as trying to answer, tho questions or claims of the silver mon cmetallist, for as to argument they, present none that men of brains can weigh or con-' sider. The truth is, that between the dates nameel the currency of . the country was neither gpld nor silver, but coonskins, loonskins, ginseng, with an occasional shlnplaster issued by some crossroads gro cery, or foreign coin made up mostly of Spanish sliver, including the Spanish pillar dollar and quarter, the fi'pennyblt (6U cents) and 'levenpen.ee (12i cents.) As to the parity of American gold .and silver there wasn't any of it, or, if so, as rare as freaks In Barnum's museum. There seems to be a fact that the youthful editor of the Sentinel and the Bryan Democratic party cannot grasp. That 13, that this great American country has grown sorq,Jwnat In the last sixty years: has put off lt swaddling clothes and has taken Its place among and along side the older and greater nations of the earth; has quit using as an exchange cur rency such as I have mentloneel, and is now ready to assert its national manhood and honesty to the balance of the world and bo recognized as one of the greatest commercial, as well as ruling, nations of the world, and to adopt a currency based upon a standard recognizeel and respectetl the world over. The Bible says, "No man liveth to himself." Neither does any ration in tnis age of universal progress and enlightenment live to itself. Coonsklns may have answered at one time in Indiana, ginseng in Ohio, loonskins in Minnesota, and silver mono metallism may do even now In China. Mex ico. Japan and other behind-the-date na tions, but no nation can of Itself declare by legislative enactment that coonsklns, ginseng or shinplastera shall be a legal tender currency and force their acceptance upon the general commercial world; neither can this Nation, great as It is, declare 53 cents to be worth 100 cents and make the world take it at par. As well might it be claimed that a bundle of paper could be taken to the government and have the gov ernment print paper dollars, w hen the gov ernment could and would only signify that "this 13 genuine paper." This Is all that the government could and would do under free coinage of silver its stamp would simnly mean, this is silver of the required fineness and of requlsiie weight. It does not and cannot change its bullion value, anv mere than It could change, by unlimited issue of paper currency, the value of the paper upon whlch.it was printed. But why waste any more of your valu able space In trying to make the willingly and willfully blind Sentinel see facts of such momentous Interest to the future prosperity and perpetuity of this country? It semes that the Sentinel and Its Demo ltstic or Pcpocratlc party are biindly at tempting by deception and misrepresenta tion of the financial problems to turn back the indicator on the dial of progress in this country to the i'.ge of current barter In pelts, roots and shlnplasters. Some of us renumber this not gold and silver age tha-t the Sentinel so lllppantly prates about as the age of ginseng, cor eluroy reads, chills and fever and hard toil, with our cornbread. wild fruits and an occasional squirrel potpie; with bare legs and stone bruises and little school advan tages for our children, and, although a little old-fashioned ourselves, we are com pelled bv the light of these modern days to sav that this age of gold, silver and government paper currency in abundance, as good as the best on earth. Is much bet ter and preferable to the so-called parity of gold and silver times between 17y3 and isr.l. vith its diversified local currency, changing its value In crossing State, coun ty or township lines. Let xne say, in con clusion, that experience Is a great teacher, and one that. If wise, we will heed at this time wliiii nun may be.carrleel off their feet by tho windy assertions of some the oretical and mercenary mountebank. No man can got something for nothing hon estly. If we would be honest and true to our government and ourselves, let us not ask our government to help us defraud our creditors by asking them or compiling them to take for afull dollar one of half its value in return. In this we may drown ourselves, but cannot pull beneath tho sur face the remainder of the commerelal world. C. Inuianapoiis, Aug. L2. lloke Smith Flop. Milwaukee Sentinel. The spectacle of Hoke Smith on the stump in Georgia supporting Bryan and taking back the gold-standard speeches he made in the d.bate with Crisp will be edi fying to Georgians. When Hill Snyi "I Am a Popoerut New Ycrl; Advertiser. When Senator Hill comes out for Billy Bryan h. will be hissed bv Democrats more , than the Populists hl-sed him at Chicago. And thU was considerable. MR. BYNUM MAY GET IT IIOKi: SMITH'S PORTFOLIO MAY BC GIVEN TO TIIK UOOSILIl. The Georgian's Reason for Resign ing llln Cabinet Ofllee of Score re tar y of the interior. WASHINGTON. Aug. 23. The news that Secretary Hoke Smith had resigned and that his resignation had been accepted by the President created considerable stir in political circles here, to-day. although the probability of Mr. Smith's retirement had been, in a measure, anticipated ever since his paper, the Atlanta Journal, declared that it would support Bryan and Sewall. Mr. Smith still declined to discuss the sub ject to-day, but it Is known that the per sonal relations between the President and Mr. Smith have in no wise been disturbed. Mr. Smith's resignation, his friends say, grew out of his differences with his chief on the question of party policy and his delicate desire not to embarrass tho Presi dent at such a time. Beyond the question of his conception of party loyalty in ac quiescing in the will of the majority, Mr. Smith, during his campaign for the gold standard in Georgia against ex-Speaker Crisp had given a personal pledge that he would, if defeated, support the nominees of the convention. As an honorable man his friends say he felt it his duty to redeem that pledge. He informed the President of his position and intentions, and, to avoid embarrassment, placed his resignation at his disposal. It is said that Mr. Cleveland remonstrated. The cor respondence on the subject, if published, would no doubt bevery interesting, but it is doubtful if it will be given out. It can bo stated, however, with great positlve ncss that the step which Secretary Smith felt himself compelled to take has not in any way affected tho warm regard the President and Mr. Smith entertain for each other. There has been a great deal of gossip about Mr. Smith's successor to-day. It seems altogether unlikely, that John M. Reynolds, the Assistant Secretary, will be promoted. It is regarded as much more probable that a new man will be selected, probably from tho middle West, Indiana, Illinois or Missouri. The name of ex-Governor Francis, of Missouri, ex-Congressman Bynum, of Indiana, and ex-Congressman Ben Cable, of Illinois, are those around which gossip most persistently clings. All are pronounced gold Demo crats. TIIK PARIS EXPOSITION. Franee "Wnntu to Know the An me of the American Commissioner. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. The French government is rapidly', .perfecting, the. de tails for the International expositloa to be held In Paris in 1D0J commemorating the birth of the century, and, in this connec tion, has asked the State Department' for the name of the commissioner-general who will represent the United States, and for such other information available- as to the participation of this country. To this act ing Secretary Bockhill has replienl that tho commissioner-general has not been named, as the American Congress took no steps at Its recent session to provide for an" Ameri can representative at the exposition. He ex pressed the belief, however, that the ap proaching session of Congress will bring about an acccptanco of the invitation of the French republic. President Cleveland called the attention of Congress to -the invitation In his annual message last December, and expressed the most earnest hope that steps would bo taken for an adequate representation by tho United States. But Congress acts slowly on these affairs, and no measure was considered, the idea being that there was plenty of time before 1200. It apiears, however, that Git at Britain, Germany and other leading powers have been quick to accept, and tho French government is ai lotting space to these countries. American exhibitors are beginning to make inquiry as to where their goods will go. but no answer can bo given to them. The pros pect Is that the best space will be taken before the United States accepts the in vitation ami makes application for space. This was the case at the last exposition, when American exhibitors vere at much disadvantage in point of location. It is expected in orticial circles here that when Congress acts it will provide for a commissioner-general and an assistant. This was the case at the last French ex position, when General Franklin was commissioner-general at a salary of $10,000 and the assistant commissioner received $3.0uO. The opinion prevails that as the appointee will serve after the present administration ends. President Cleveland will not make the appointment, even thoush Congress passes the act beforo March 4 next. Aside from the direct emoluments attached to the office a fund Is provided for office and living expense's. In the case of General Franklin the French government conferred on him the exceptional honor of the cross of the Legion of Honor, while the assistant commissioner received a lesser distinction. A DISCRIMINATING LAW. Foreigner "Want the Snme Rightn an American Ships. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. On the sugges tion, of the government of Norway and Sweden the Stat Department is looking into the treaty rights of foreign nations to have their merchant ships enjoy certain privileges which tho American laws give to American ships. The French govern ment also is interested in the question and its determination would apply to the ex tensive merchant marine service of Great Britain and Germany with the United States. The question has arisen in connec tion with a comparatively minor law passed by the last Congress, which provided that small packages Imported to tho country by vessels of the United States should be ex pedited in their shipment across the coun try by not having to go into a bonded warehouse at the port of arrival. It aj plles to presents and small personal pack ages sent from abroad, and not to the bulk of merchandise. Secretary Carlisle has proceeded to execute the law. although the intimation has been made that he would suspend the law because It was In confiict with the treaty rights. Treasury ofliclals take the ground, however, that questions of treaties are not for them to decide and that their only duty is to enforce the law as they find it. They have received a let ter from the State Department calling at tention to the desire of the foreign govern ments to be included in the privileges of the law, to which the treasury has replied that the. law gives no authority to extend tho privilege beyond ships of the United States. This leaves the question to be de termined by the State Department, where the navigation and shipping provisions of various treaties with foreign countries are being looked into. Pontofllce Rc-i:tahlinhed. Sri'1! to the Im1lar.ai.GHi Journal. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. The postofHce at Flato. Lagrange county, has been re established, with George A. Gage as post master. I Mr. Banna's Ideas. New York Special. Mr. Itanna believes In making the most thorough kind of a light. He Is of the opinion that overcontMetiee is the worst feature of a political battle. He does not hesitate to tell his friends that the battle in Illinois will lo ? terrific one. He Is in this fight to crush Uryanism and to smash the Anarchlstic-Popullstic Chicago pat form m such fashion that the American people will not be terrorize'il with a sim ilar performance in many years. Mr. Hanna Is well aware that tho Dem ocrats of New York State have no more hope of carrying the State than they have of jumping offhand into heaven. Mr. Hanna has many friends in the Demo cratic camp, and he has sources of in formation which are of value. He believes, therefore, that th fight should be directed from Chicago and all of the sound-money batteries should be trained on Indiana, Illi nois. Wisconsin. Minnesota and Iowa. As a matter of Tact the Repubdcan national campaigners do not believe that Bryan will carry his own State cf Nebraska, but on the contrary they are predicting that he will lose it by anywhere from 13.000 to C0.O0O. Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, was at the Chicago headquarters to-day on his way East to speak In Vermont and Maine. The following interview with Senator Thurston was telephoned from Chicago: "The change of sentiment in the State of Nebraska on the money question Is be ginning. You can see It in every town and In everv rnnniv Tho farmer sires herln- nlng to read carefully and to consider k . - .1 . ... . v. . , . .. sounu-money literature, l nonestiy ueneve that we will gain fully as many sound money Democrats as we will lose Repub licans In the end. and that the Republican majority In Nebraska will be normal. We should have a majority of at least lo.Ooo." BRYAN'S TWO SPEECHES. The ChtcnRo and tt York Effort Ably Compared by a Knnan Mnn. Topeka Letter in Kansas City Journal. When questioned by the correspondent to-day as to both of Bryan's speeches, about which so much Is ielng said. Mr. Eugene F. Ware, who heard the first and read the second, replied as follows: "I do not know whether I can answer your question or fill your expectation In my description of Bryan's great conven tion speech. I was present and heard it all. I soon saw after Mr. Bryan legan talking that his remarks were so thor oughly memorized that he need not use his mind to reason or construct sentences with, but that he could devote It to pro ducing an effect. He had on that occasion what might be called an automatic mouth, and his entire attention was devoted to his appearance, gestures and 'trick lines The speech was a wonderful speech from the fact that Mr. Bryan has a wonderfuL voice; he is what might be called a prose opera singer and was in that speech what CampaninI was in 'Trovatore. Everything Is pitched on a chord, whether It is a jews harp. a railroad bridge or an auditorium. Mr. Bryan with his wonderful voice got the pitch of the building and was heard elistlnctly everywhere over the area where thousands were seated who could not hear any other speaker that spoke in the hall. Perhaps no such voice as his had ever been heard before in a national convention. It was the voice which captured the peo ple. Not what he said, but the voice and the way he used. it. As those who listened had more ears than Intelligence, be cap tured the audience. "The speech was a phenomenon. No man on earth could do it twice; Mr. Bryan cannot do it again and there is not one man in ten millions who can do It at all. The result of that speech will be to give the American people 'the foot and mouth disease,' as Governor Gllck termed It when he called the Legislature together In spe cial session. People will be tramping around over the country talking, that but for Bryan's sneech would have spared the public. Schools will be teaching oratory. Everybody will be talking on all occasions, and It will take the American people twenty-live years to recover from It and the amount of woe and suffering will nver b computed. The disease will be called 'Bryanism and audiences will be 'Bry-anl-sed.' "Mr. Bryan did not try again In New York to do what he did in Chicago, and he was very wise in not doing it. I have read his New York speech and see that he boldly Indorses the idea that 'distinctions in society will always exist under every just government.' and that 'equality of talents, of education or of wealth, cannot be produced by human Institutions.' His speech is exceedingly conservative. He does not seek to overthrow existing Insti tutions. He will respect and uphold prop erty rights. He says his party under stands the genius of our Institutions and are stanch supporters of our form of gov ernment. He endeavors to point out to the bankers how free sliver will be for their Interests, and how 'the gpld standard is ruinous to merchants and manufacturers.' If that which he says is true he does not fathom the politics of the Kansas 'Pop.' Thev elo not want any parly or any laws of that kind. If they thought that 'free silver would benefit the bankers they would not support It. The Populists are not infatuated with our present institu tions; and while Mr. Bryan's speech may sound well in New .York he must not make that speech In Kansas or he will lose every Populist vote in the State especially when he savs the following: " 'We (meaning himself and his party) contend that free and unlimited coinage by the United States alone will raise the bullion value of silver to its coinage valu. and thus make silver bullion worth $1.23 per ounce in gold throughout the world.' "If that Is so it will make silver as diffi cult to get as gold, because it will be worth gold, and the farmer will sell his wheat on the gold standard ns before. If his legisla tion is going to maintain a gold standard the Populists of Kansas den't want it. The Populists of Kansas expect by free coinage that there Is meant a condition of things by which all the silver of the world will come to the United States and be coined, and that just as fast as a wagonload of silver dollars Is coined the wagon will be driven out Into the hi eh way and a man with a scoop .shovel will throw It out and let the peoole scramble for the coin. Mr. Bryan cannot capture Kansas Populists by saying that free coinage will bring a silver dollar Immediately up to the gold standard, where It will be just as hard to get as gold. The Kansas Ponulist don't want anything rated by gold. He hates golel and wants to see Jt abolished, and if the Populistlc farm er must sell his w heat on the gold standard he won't be able to sec where the benefits of free silver come in. Mr. Bryan's speech Is full of things which will be conclusively answereel as the campaign progresses, and by the 1st of October those who are manag ing bis campaign will wish that speech was sunk a thousand fathoms deep. If Mr. Bryan's views could be demonstrated In ad vance on the effect of free coinaee bringr fnff all silver up to a gold standard everv Republican in Kansas would vote for It and every Populist against it." FREE SPEECH AND FREE STREETS. Jndee Cox May .Mean Well, hut In Deficient in Logie. Chicago Tribune. Judge Cox, of the Indianapolis City Court. Is getting a good deal of Popocratic praise just now because, he has refused to punish persons who have been arrested for ob structing the public streets while engaged in political argument or In listening to the political arguments of others. The learned Judge, sitting in awful majesty In his Po lice Court, calls upon the Constitution of the United States to uphold him in his con tention that the rights of peaceable assem blage and of free speech shall not be abro gated, and affirms that the people have perfect liberty to discuss what he calls the "puzzling questions" of the times, in which liberty be will protect them with all the vast powers confided to him. And there fore he releases all persons in durance for violation of a city ordinance' providing that the public streets shall at all times be thoroughfares. Doubtless the Judge means well. But he should pause in his mad carrer of no-logic to refiect that there are plenty of "vacant lots In Indianapolis and a number of public halls that can be hired; and that if the crowds of pe'ople who want to exercise their lungs or their eardrums should be too large for these places there is practically unlimited extent of level prairie surround ing Indianapolis on all sides. There is noth ing in the Constitution that declares that a part of the people shall have the right to prevent the rest of the people from going up and down the streets of the cities where they pay taxes if they have business to attend to. No Chicago Dogberry, if any such there be in this enlightened community, should permit himsejf to be governed by the Cox precedent. The streets of Chicago belong to the whole people, not to a portion of them. From every point of view the more the fre-e-coiners talk the better, but they must keep off the public sidewalks and must not obstruct the highways. THE PRICE OF CORN. A Good Teat of the Stendlnes in Irlee of Silver nntl Goltl. New York Evening Post. The free-silver advocates who try to prove by the price of farm products that silver has not depreciated are not disposed to go into details as to the price of corn. And yet corn is the best of all our farm products by which to make a test of the steadiness in price of silver or gold. It Is the bes for reasons which are easily stated and easy to understand. It Is by far the largest of our grain products and has been so for many years. It Is also by far the most generally distributed. According to the agricultural report for isy twenty-six States produced over 10..(A) bushels of eorn each, while only half as many States produced as much us 1U.o0.ij bushels of wheat. Still further, its price Is least af fected by foreign conditions. We produce over SO per cent, ot the world's product and consume almost all of It at home. For many years our average export of corn has been only a lit t let over 3 jer cent, of the crop. Apr In. the cost of producing corn has varied less In recent years than In the case of most agricultural products. This Is true because the methods of plant Irg. tillage and harvesting are almost un changed as compared with the period im mediately preceding the great decline In the price of silver. All these facts go to show. In the eyes of any opn-mlnded observer, that the prle of corn, on an average, should theoretical ly have remained nearly stationary as compared with a steady standard of value. Now let us turn from theory to fact and see how we eom out. Has this steadiest of all our great agricultural products fall en with the price of silver bullion, or h;:s It remained ewarly.-yn, a par with gold? If the latter is true.j tfrcn w have aa cx- Prove the nent of II cod's Sarsaparllla post tlve, perfect, permanent Cure. Cures of Scrofula la severe?t forms. Salt Iiheum, with intense itchlns and burn ing, scald head, boil, p:nqlcs, etc ClirCS of Dyspepsia, Rheumatism, Catarrh, ty toning and makln rich, red blood. Cures of Nervousness and That Tired Feeling, by feeding nerves, muscles and tissues on pure blood. For book of cures by nn Garcapaiilla Send address to C I. nood & Co.. Lowell, Mass. j roff are the best after-dinner nOOd S FlIIS pills, aid digestion. 25c AM 1 S C 31 K TS. PARK To-Day 2 f. m. MURRAY & MACK, In their new typhoon of merriment 'Finnigan's Courtship' with its nealth of Humor and its Great Array of Specialties. Price 10c, 20c, BOc. Mntlueea Dally Singing Night next Friday. Popular Songs between acts. . BASE BALL Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, INDIANAPOLIS vs. COLUMBUS Game Culled at 3i45 P. 31. ADMISSION, 25cand60a Tickets on sale at the Arcade, Alcarar, Adams cigar store and Huder's. Dox seats on sale now at the Alcazar. ITISSEL'S GARDEN Concert Every Evcniuc fVM. M. BIRD. lr. ft CO, 29 East Market Street ceedlngly strong argument that gold has not appreciated, as the silver men claim. On page 4i of the agricultural report for 1&2 is a table riving the average price of corn In the United States for a number of years. From this table any schoolboy can find by a moment's figuring that th average price from 1VT0 o 1ST9 was 42 cents per bushel, and from 1ST9 to 412-10 cents. c choose 1ST) as a dividing line because it , was the date of the re sumption of specie payments, and because the great drop in the price of silver camo later. If correction should be made for tho premium on gold in the first period. the proof that gold has not appreciated would 1k strnnppr sHll Th rroirtlr must lxaF fully in mind that the prices given ar average prices for the whole country, and not the actual prices in any one locality, which would, of course, be worthless aa an argument on one side or .the other. OFFICIAL PIFJ. It AV111 Xot ne All Lorkril l'p ly Civil- Service Halo. Washington Special. A story was sent out from here a fe days ago stating that the next administra tion, whether It was McKlnley's or Dryan's. would find to Its sorrow that all the olficea except positions filled by the Prerldcnt with and by the consent of the Senate had been bagged by ITesident Cleveland; that hi ordtr of several months ago had placed within the classified Service every office, with one or two exceptions, that heretofore had been regarded as legitimate pap for the spoilsmen. It Is true that all the olnce from messengers to chiefs of bureaus are now under civil service, and no apjolnt ments can be made without a comiwtltlva examination, but all the ame the next ad ministration will find a way to take care of its friends. And it can be done after this fashion: For Instance, the Secretary of the Treas ury will want a chief clerk of his own po litical faith. He will request the President to except the oGlce of chief clerk from ex amination. The President, out of courtesy to the civil-service commlsioners. may re fer the request to them, and a majority of lVii rm tvi tcc(n n cr irr m VvAr rf t Vi a President's party will, of course, acquiesce. And thus with all the desirable jositlons that are now In the classified service. An other way tho next administration could get In its work would be to reduce to th lower grades all Democrats now holding Important places and promote - from th ranks those Republicans who have been re tained by the Cleveland administration. The civil-service commissioners have som Idea of this, and they are now at work on a scheme which they will present to Mr. Cleveland to require vacancies In the higher grades to be filled by competitive examina tion among the clerks, the same as th competitive examination for entrance Into the public service. This would deprive th Secretary of a department from promoting5 the favorite or political follower, and would practically cut off the llttl patronage now enjoyed by the Cabinet officers. However, The civil-service bogy does not frighten the mil 1 1 tr I n v tiir i'uu uvui - muua iei They know full well that a new civil-service, commission can amend and modify the ex-" isting rules in a way io entirely take care of the boys who are now shouting and work ing for their respect've candidates. Not withstanding tne civri service. asningion next March and for many months there after will be filled with the expectant an3 hopeful office-seeker. A ' Discredited Paper. Rising Sun Local. One of the Sentinel's glaring headlines over this ridiculous stuff which it was palming off on its readers for news re ferred to the lndlanaolls Journal as the "laying Ontan of Plutocracy" becauso the Journal had stated the, truth; over a re sponsible signature, about the mythical sil ver club. 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