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B. C. BUNK, Publisher.
Terms:MO pr year in advanos,
When Hie sultan of Turkey starts In
to kill people, earthquakes and floods
are nowhere in their destructiveness.
According to the latest cables the
czar's nerves are weak. He should try
some of the tonic the sultan of Turkey
has been using.
A cure for lockjaw is said to have
been found. But nothing has yet been
discovered that will stop a professional
pugilist's jaw from wagging.
A typewriter has been invented that
can be carried in the vest pocket, but
will it be as popular as the kind that
can be held in the lap?
Somebody told an Ohio man that ar
senic would cure dyspepsia, and he
tried it, and the doctors now hope he
hasn't taken enough to effect a perma
nent cure.
Miss Hashagan, a New York artist,
has married her redskin model, Thun
der Cloud. If he is a good Indian why
in the thunder shouldn't be make a
model husband?
In Hicksville, Ohio, recently, a wed
ding party was stormed by tramps,
who locked the groom in the smoke
house, ate the wedding supper and stole
the marriage license.
Eldorado, Kas., is a good place to
pick up money. A youth wrote thence
\A to a New York address, inclosing $1
for a fire escape. Came back this re
ply: '"Stop fishing on Sunday."
George Crocker of San Francisco, by
abstaining from liquor for five years,
comes into a fortune of $500,000. Some
people wouldn't quit drinking even for
The sentence claimed to have been
uttered by Napoleon which may be
read either backward or forward, and
remain the same, is "Able was I ere
I saw Elba."
The most recently organized society
in Atchison, Kas., is one among the
girls, wherein each member is com
pelled to take an oath that she will not
marry a man whose salary is less than
Bessie Bellwood, the noted English
variety actress, is dead of heart dis
ease. The strain she was accustomed
to put upon that organ makes it a
wonder that it did not succumb long
Sir Ellis Ashmead Bai*tlett, M. P.,
who defends the Turks and condemns
the press, must feel the need of pub
licity, even if he attains it at the ex
pense of making himself notorious.
Ur* Evidently the police authorities be-
"Ss^ lieve that Oorbett and Fitzsimmons
really intend to fight. The general
impress'on is that they intend, as usual,
to take it out in calling each other
ty names.
A would-be poet, in. describing his
love sensations, says: "I kiss the stars
I clasp the skies." The "old man"
must have got in some good work
when he kicked that suitor down the
front steps.
&\ Perhaps, although we are not fully
^d^onvmced of that, the flying machine
&^ fellows would be able to make their
f|^ machines fly if they could make some
W" arrangements to hitch their machines
W to a star.
Apropos of Explorer Peary's new
plan to reach the pole, we can all hope,
whether we believe in polar exploration
or not, that he will include in it some
means of returning after he fails.
If Miss Frances E. Willard and the
other women of America could get a
good hold on the sultan of Turkey he
would soon think that the hairs of his
head weie numbered and somebody
was doing the counting.
It has just come to light that a horse
in Kansas made a mile last summer
in less than one minute. He didn't
trot or pace it, though. He was stand
ing in the stable yard and a cyclone
came along and did the rest.
Madrid newspapers areNclamoring
^"harsh measures" in Weyler's treat
ment of the Cubans. As Weyler has
butchered inoffensive old men and wo
men and burned children to death, it
would seem that he must draw on his
Spanish ingenuity to satisfy the jour
nalistic demand for "harshness."
Having succeeded in making a fly
ing maoliine which will fly beautifully
for a short distance and upon paper,
the flying machine men have invented
another machine which is to fly beau
tifully across the entire continent The
time at which it is to accomplish its
remarkable feat is set at a distance
far in the future, possibly in order that
the people may forget all about it.
That is to say that even the latest fly
ing machine flies only on paper, too.
Comprehensive Review of -the
Important Happenings of the
Past Week Called From the Tel-
egraph ReportsThe Notable
Events at Home and Abroad That
Have. Attracted Attention,
The Nation's Capital.
The state department has received
official information from Consul-Gen
eral Lee at Havana that Samuel T.
Tolon, who was taken into custody by
the Spanish authorities in Cuba. Sept.
4, lias been released.
The postoffice department has award
ed a contract for carrying the mail
from Juneau to Circle City, Alaka.
The distance is 89S miles, and the con
tractors are to make tour trips be
tween Nov. 1, 1896, and May 31, 1S97.
They receive $1,700 for each trip.
People in Prin t.
W. H. Mallock is to edit a new Lon
don weekly, modeled after the Spectat
or, but is to be sold for half its price.
Rudyard Kipling is now at Torquay,
Eng., on the Devonshire coast, with
his family. -He has taken a house at
Maidencombe, one of Torquay's most
beautiful surbubs.
Andrew Lang has come under the
ban of the congregation of the Index,
which has caused a translation of his
"Myths, Creeds and Religion" to be
placed in the Index Prohibitorium Li
brouin. The book was translated by
M. Leon Marillier.
English judges here receive more in
pounds sterling for salaries than the
Canadian judges do in dollars, and yet
Lord Chief Justice Russell said in a
speech on his recent visit to Montreal
that the average English judge made a
great sacrifice in income in taking a
seat on the bench.
Alexander McDonald of Virginia,
United States minister to Persia, Avho
arrived at Southampton from this
country on board the American line
steamship New York, was dangerously
ill with bronchitis during the voyage,
and he is now lying at the Southwest
ern hotel under the care of a physician.\
Queen Wilhelmina of Holland has
conferred upon Judge Stetl^etee of
Grand Rapids, the rank of Knight of
Orange of Nassau, and it is claimed
that he is the only citizen of the United
States to whom the degree has ever
been given. He is the Holland vice
consul of Michigan, and it is in recog
nition of his services as such that ho
has been so honored.
Six children perished at Natalie, Pa.,
in a fire resulting from the storm.
A ferry boat while crossing the J!n-er
Tyne, near Shields, Eng.. s.mk and
seven pei. were drowuixl.
The famous hotel at Coney Island,
N. Y., known as "The Elephant," was
destroyed by fire.
During the recent storn en the
French coast two fishing boa is belong
ing to Guilveney were lost and seven
ii^Lermen dicwned.
The M.. K. & T. train wis wrecked
at "Wilton, eighty-six miles east Se
dalia. Mo. Fireman Di was cinch
ed to death under the locomotive.
The building at 1078 Madison n\ enue,
in course of construction at New York,
collapsed, killing one man instantly,
and injuring ten others more or less
At Freeport, 111., a young woman
placed a can of oil on the stove, which
boiled over, setting the house on tire
and burning the girl so badly that she
died in a few hours.
At South Hadley, Mass., Mount Holy
yoke College, a famous young ladies'
school, was burned, the main building
being entirely destroyed, with a loss
of $150,000.
On the Philadelphia & Reading rail
road, near Hilton, Pa., an empty en
gine and tender collided with a coal
train, throwing eleven cars off the
track and burying the engineer and
fireman beneath the ruins. Both were
Miss Ruffin of Sardis, Ala., playfully
pointed a pistol at August Gilchrist of
Courtland and killed him. She was
visiting Mr. Gilchrist's sister, and ex
pected to be her bridesmaid next week.
Miss Ruffin was engaged to Gilchrist's
brother. The people are prominent so
Evil Doing*.
At Westminster, Md., a young woman
committed suicide by taking poison.
A prominent Houghton {Mich.) man
was shot and seriously injured by his
coachman, who committed suicide.
The Empress of China brings news
of the robbery at Shanghai of the pay
master of the United States cruiser
Boston, of $1,000, by two seamen.
Dr. George Henry, who was shot by
Dr. Johnson at Duncannon, Pa., died
recently. The injuries of Mrs. John
son are not serioas.
At% Cairo, 111., Mrs. Frazer, a bride of
four days, shot herself through* the
heart, dying instantly. The young cou
ple were prominent.
Patrick Keeler, an inmate at the jn
sane asylum at Middleton, Conn., to
day murderously assaulted Keeper
Brown, rendering him unconscious, and
then made his escape.
Thomas Newkirk and Henry- Asho-
raft fought a duel with Winchesters on
the Long Fork of Shelby county, Ky.
They were both suitors of Mary Dean.
Both were killed.
J. C. Kassebaum of Meridian, Miss.,
who, rather than place himself in the
hands of the officers and undergo trial
for the murder of A. S. Barnes, fired a
pistol ball into his head.
Near Rushton, La., Edward Boatty
had the top of his hea'd literally blown
off by a load of buckshot fired' from a
shotgun while he was eating supper at
his home with h'd family.
Samuel G. Decoursey, president of
the Western New York & Pennsylva
nia company, was indicted by tbe fed
eral grand jury for criminal violation
of the interstate commerce laws.
The appeal of Scott Jackson, con
demned to be hung for. the murder of
Pearl Bryan, was heard by tbe court
of appeals at Frankfibrt Ky-, a
petition for .a new triaL^The decision
was reserved. ti^
Frank McCarty, William Harrison
and E. Creelman, desperate criminals,
dug a funnel under the walls of the
Sacramento, Cal., county Jail and
Mrs. Addie Way, ticket agent for the
Illinois Central railroad at the Midway
Plaisance, the old world's fair station,
was robbed and beaten by a negro as
she was opening her office recently,
her injuries being so severe that she
will probably die. $
At Backsville, Logan county^'Ky.,
Harry Allison, a fourteen-year-old
boy, stabbed and killed J. Draper at a
political meeting at which Congress
man W. G. Hunter spoke. The boy
hurrahed for Hunter and Draper
struck him, whereupon the boy drew a
knife and killed his assailant.
Maguire's opera house at Butte,
Mont, erected at a cost of $50,000 and
opened to the public only seven years
ago. is a mass of ruins as the result
of a disagreement among the stock
holders, and the city, with a population
of 45,000, is without a place of amuse
ment. i
Harris Boone, ^colored, was shot to
death by a party of citizens at Sparta,
Ga. Boone had first raised a disturb
ance, and when Town Marshal Bower)
ordered him to desist he shot the offi
cer. Citizens, enraged at the assas
sination of Lavid Silver, a few hours
before by a negro, riddled Boone's
body with bullets. Parties are scour
ing the country for the assassin of
Thomas Kidd, aged fourteen, son%of
W. K. Kidd of Cleveland, was mur
dered at Dalton, O., by Carl Mcllhmey.
aged seven. The Kidd boy, who was a
cripple, was visiting at the Mcllhiney
house. The boys were last together
while the Mcllhineys were i\i church,
and they quarrelled. Young Kidd
struck Carl with his crutch. The lat
ter then went into an adjoining room,
procured his father's gun and shot
Kidd, blowing off the top of his head.
Foreign Gossip.
Canadian Pacific telegraphers and
tram dispatchers strike.
Both Sir Francis and Lady Jeune are
enthusiastic bicyclists.
It is reported that Princess Victoria,
Wales' only unmarried daughter, is to
enter a convent.
Abbe Proult's visit to Rome is said
to be in the interest of seeming a pap
able obligate for Canada.
Paul Kalilgan, a celebrated jurist
and at one time a minister of the gov
ernment, is dead at Athens, Greece.
The Russian commercial fleet trading
with China, Ja,pan and Corea, will
shortly be increased by five large
The London Times announces that
Gen. Meredith Read's daughter, Coun
tess de Poras, has given birth to a
daughter at the Chateau Marclaz at
Alderman George F. Phillips, sheriff
of the county of London, and a brother
in-law of Sir Edward Lawson, the
principal proprietor of the Daily Tele
graph, WPS elected lord mayor of Lon
don to succeed Sir Walter Wilkin.
The Czar and Czarina, Queen Vic
toria, the Prince and Princess of Wales
and other members of the royal family
attended service at Crathie church,
near Balmoral castle.
The Dowager Czarina with her chil
dren, who has been visiting her parents
the king and quen of Denmark, has
started for Libau on board the im
perial yacht Polar Star.
The Sultan has acceeded to the re
quest contained in an Armenian ad
dress praying for authority to convoke
the national assemby to elect a new
patriarch in place of Matteo Ismirlian,
A special court-martial at Cape Town
has acquitted Maj. Watts, who was
tiied with reference to the summary
execution of the Matabele chief Mak
oni within twenty-four houis ot hn
Following the example of McGill
university of Montreal, the Toronto
university authorities have decided not
to accept American money at par Iroin
the students from across the border in
payment of their fees.
The Third brigade of the Egyptian
expedition is now proceeding south and
up the Nile to garrison Merowi, El
Debbeh and El Khandak. Merowi is
between 175 and 200 miles up the river
from Dongola, and is nearly one-half
the distance to Berber by the river.
At Amesbury, Mass., the Hamilton
woolen mills, employing 800 operatives,
started up permanently after an alter
nate shut-down, aggregating five
The budget for 1897 was pz-esented in
the lower house of the Austrian reichs
rath. It provides for expenditures to
the amount of 692,161,183 florins. The
estimated revenue is 692,703,959 florins.
The convention of the Garriagemak
ers' National association, which was
to have been held in St. Louis week
after next, will be postponed until next
The announcement of the failure of
the big wholesale dry goods finn of
Wolf & Bro. created a sensation with
the general public at Little Rock, Ark.
The firm's assets, including stock, good
accountsy equities in real estate, stocks,
securities, etc., are estimated at about
The steamer Hope, "which brought
the Peary party to Sydney, C. B.,
brought the news of the death of Capt.
Clisby, in charge of the American whal
ing station at Singnula point, Cape
Haven, and Capt. Hall of the Scotch
station at Black Lead island, August
The junk Alta has arrived at San
Diego, Cal., from Lower California with
Prof. E. A. Anthony, who went there
in the interests of the Smithsonian in
stitute. He brings back a great quan
tity of shells, moss, sea flora and natur
al history specimens, many of them en
tirely new to naturalists.
Arthur J. King, executive head of
the firm of R." G. Dun & Co., of New
York City, died at his home iji Bloom
field, N. J., aged 70 years. He had
been connected with the firm of R.
G. Dun & Co. for forty-seven years,
entering the employ of the New York
office as a clerk, and being promoted
until he became one of the firm.
His VaxlkA I Escorted to Cherbourg
the IJreneh Fleet and
JMIiands Amid the Boomlup of Gun*
ilnnd the Cheers of a Multitude
I The Czar and Czarina Are Enter-
,r Gained thy President Fa-ore.
"^herlJourg^Oct. 7. The bad luck
which seems to cling to the czar
showed itself again to-day. The most
elaborate preparations had been made
to receive the Russian travelers. The
way from the landing stage to the
hall of the arsenal had been covered
with silk and hangings, shields, ban
nerettes and flowers "the landing stage
itself was beautifully draped Venetian
masts were erected at many points, the
floral, bunting and other decorations
were displayed everywhere but when
the work was complete, the weather
became threatening, and later a ter
rific squall swept over the city and
port, felling the Venetian masts to the
ground, scattering the decorations in
all directions and inflicting great dam
age generally. This morning, how
ever, hundreds of men were set to
work repairing the damage and every
possible effort was directed toward
haA'ing the arsenal, the landing stage
and the approaches made bright with
fresh decorations for the coming of the
czar and the czarina. The French
Northern squadron, consisting of twen
ty-one vessels and including the
Charles Martel, first-class battleship
the Hoche, battleship, with Vice Ad
miral Regnauet de Premcsnil on board
the Jean Bart, Des Cartes, Jemmapse
and fifteen cruisers and the torpedo
boats, left the harbor at 8 o'clock in
single file, a gale of wind blowing. Be
fore the warships were outside the
harbor they were almost completely
hidden from view by a heavy rain
storm, which did further damage to
the decorations ashore. The gale also
increased in fuice and a heavy sea be
gan to thunder on the coast.
Shortly after the news was signaled
that the Russian imperial yacht Pole
Star had joined the French squadron
and was proceeding to this port with
the French warships on each side of
The wind was against the escorting
squadron, and as the ships appeared it
was seen that the Pole Star was roll
ing heavily. The French ships in the
roadstead were formed up in two
lines and the Russian yacht passed be
tween them. The spectacle was a
grand one. The bands on the French
ships played the Russian anthem and
the sailors dressed sides and cheered
heartily. The czar stood upon the
bridge of the Pole Star and responded
with a military salute.
A Warm Welcome.
Every coign of vantage was black
with people and the utmost enthusi
asin prevailed. Hats, handkerchiefs,
etc.! were waived in the air, and for
the first time since the fall of Napoleon
Ill.j there arose from an immense
French crowd the almost-forgotten
shbut of "Vive l'Empereur." But it
was soon followed by other cries of
"Vive la Tsar," "Vive le Russia," dur
ing which several baskets of flowers
Were presented to the czarina. Presi
dent Faure presented the czarina with
a floral offering representing a car
filled with roses, pinks and azaleas
and drawn by doves.
The czarina was the first to land,
holding in her hand a light, unopened
umbrella. She was dressed simply in
a giay costume with a cape, and wore
a straw hat trimmed with roses de
France. The czar wore the uniform of
a naval captain and dispkyed the in
signia of the grand cross of the Legion
of Honor. His majesty stepped for
ward firmly with his left hand on the
hilt of his sword.
President Faure bowed deeply and
kissed the czarina's hand, the czar re
plying to the president's salutation
with a military salute. His majesty
then took M. Faure's hand while the
latter welcomed him. The czar made
a brief response, and M. Faure gave
his arm to the czarina, while the czar
walked on the president's right. As
the imperial party ascended the steps
leading to the hall of Louis XVI., the
premier, the president of the cham
ber and others followed them and the
sunlight burst through the clouds for
the first time dm ing the day.
After a banquet the royal party
started for Paris.
Arrangements Completed His Suc
cessor Inducted In to Office.
Washington, Oct. 7.Cardinal Satol
11 is rapidly completing the arrange
ment of his affairs preparatory to his
departure from the United States. He
will leave Washington Wednesday,
and sail from New York on Saturday,
the 17th inst. He will go from this
city to Newark, N. J., where he will
visit the bishop of Newark and the in
stitutions of that diocese. Saturday
he will visit the West Point military
academy. On the following Monday
he will leave for New York, and will
there spend the remaitder of the time
before sailing in the City of Brooklyn.
His plans contempl-te no participation
in formal functions of any kind.
Archbishop Martinelli has already
been inducted iuto fie administration
of the Catholic -^toli
and Cardinr1
S Hi. Mgrdelegation, Sbaretti
the auditoi-, and Booker, the pri
vate secretary Ciil" delegation, have
acquainted him ruth the nature and
details of the work of which he has
taken charge. It was officially stated
at the delegation to-day that the re
tirement of the cardinal involves no
further changes in the headquarters
Of the church in America so far as in
formation from Rome shows.^
Bald Is the Champion.
Washington, Oct. 7. Washington
entered the list of national circuit bi
cycle cities to-day and upward of 6,000
persons saw the pick of the season's
cracks struggle for the title of cham
pion of 1896. The meet was at th
International Athletic Park under the
auspices of the White Flyer club and
closed the national circuit'races for
1896. The result of to-day's races
gives Eddy Bald the championship for
the season of 1896, yet the Laurol
wreath grazed the head of Tom Cooper
by Just two points.
America and England on V-ery
j* Friendly Terms.
-^Washington, Cct. 7. Secretary Ol
ney has returned to Washington "from
his summer home at Falmouth, Mass.,
and has resumed the duties of his of
fice. He brought with him a mass of
papers relating to official business
which has engaged his attention dur
ing his absence from the city, and
spent the morning principally con
sultation with the assistant secretaries
and other officials of the state depart
ment touching the public business.
Matters are said to bo in better shape
than usual at the department at the
beginning of the winter session, there
being fewer issues of great importance
pending, and these are in less acute
stages than is generally the case. The
Venezuelan controversy has pro
gressed slowly, but in the main satis
factorily during the past summer, and
a couple of notes have been exchanged
between Secretary Olney and Lord
Salisbury since the publication of the
last batch of correspondence. They
are understood to be purely argumenta
tive in tone, and. while they do not
by any means of themselves bring the
negotiations up to the closing point,
they mark fair progiess toward clear
ing away mutual misunderstandings,
and tend to simplify the efforts mak
ing on both sides, not only to adjust
the Venezuelan issue itself satisfac
torily, but to effect an agreement at
least upon a general set of principles
that shall govern the settlement of
future disputes between the United
States and Great Britain by means of
The other open issue before the de
partment is the Cuban question, but
so far as can be gathered the adminis
tration as yet has found no reason to
change the attitude it has adopted to
ward the contestants in the island,
though it is admitted that its policy
is subject to alteration according to
the development of the campaign.
Local Contests Throtishout Connec
ticut Are Settled
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 7.Town elec
tions were held all over the state ex
cepting at Hartford, New Haven,
Bridgeport, Ansonia, Derby and Nav
agatuck, and the results show a de
cided gain in Republican strength and
is believed to be an index to the great
er political battle which will be waged
at the polls four weeks hence, and the
extreme satisfaction with the result
expressed by Lieut. Gov. Cook, the Re
publican gubernatorial nominee, found
a reiteration at the headquarters of
the Republican state central commit
tee, where it was stated that McKin
ley and Hobart would get upward of
80,000 majority at the national election.
Though to-day's elections present
many local issues which complicate the
efforts to arrive at an intelligent idea
of the leading parties' strength in the
few towns that had both gold and sil
ver Democratic tickets in the field, the
gold men were greatly in the majority.
The weather conditions were decidedly
unfavorable for a large vote, but the
leaders of both parties realized that
upon the result of these elections an
estimate for the probable majority in
Connecticut in November would be
formed, and an effort was made in al
most every town to get out the fullest
possible vote.
No Attempt Made to WrecJ* the
Casar's Train
London, Oct. 7. A great deal has
been made out of little or nothing by
the report circulated in the United
States that a large block of wood was
found lying across the railroad track
at Garstang, some distance south of
Lancaster, an hour before the czar's
train passed there yesterday morning
on its way from Ballater to Ports
mouth. The inference evidently in
tended to be drawn from the message
was that an attempt had been made
to wreck the imperial train. Such is
not the case. The obstruction was
quite a natural ona in the high wind
prevailing. A mile post was blown
down by the wind on the opposite rail
way track to the one upon which the
czar traveled, and it Vas removed half
an hour before the imperial train
passed by the plate layers whose work
it was to watch the tracks during the
stormy weather.
In Behalf of Cubans
Cincinnati, Oct. 7.A week of carni
val for the benefit of the cause of the
Cuban patriots began at Music hall
last night in a free admission mass
meeting. Twenty-five hundred people
attended the meeting and for more
than two hours listened to patriotic
speeches. Gen. Andrew J. Hicken
looper presided and made 1he opening
speech. There were present Thomas
Estrada Palma, president Gen. Gon
zalvo de Quesada, secretary Henry
Lincol de Zayas, Cuban scientific
corps Dr. Saavedra, Red Cross associ
ation Maj. Gen. Carlos Ruloff, secre
tary of war for Cuba, and Oscar Pru
nelles, of the Cuban army.
Bnrlingrton's Bis Bloivont.
Burlington, Iowa, Oct. 7.To-day is
Republican day at the semi-centennial
celebration, and the crowds "are the
largest the city has ever known. Many
marching clubs from all over the state
are present, and bands, drum corps
and other clubs make the air ring with
patriotic tunes. Senator Foraker ad
dressed 10,000 people in the coliseum
at Crapo Park on Republican princi
ples. He made a strong argument for
the gold standard and protection to
American industries, and was repeat
edly cheered. A number of other ad
dresses were made.
Ore Stolen.
Victor, Colo., Oct. 7.The ore house
on the celebrated Maybelle mine on
Straub mountain was broken into last
night and 3ixty-five sacks of ore, worth
about $60,000, stolen. There is no clue.
Every workman about the property
was to-day discharged.
Passengers Shaken Ui.
Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 7.While trying
to make a flying switch near here to
day a Lehigh Valley passenger train
crashed into a locomotive on a siding,
smashing in the end of the baggage
car and disabling the passenger loco
motive. All the passengers were se
verely shaken up.
mm** 'Gold or the.Reserve.*^
New York, Oct. 7.Lazard Freeres &
Co. have deposited at the subtreasury
$600,000 gold^received on
He Slakes Public a Letter in Reply,
to the Letter of Notification Re*
cently Sent Him by the Populist
Notification CommitteeMr. Bry
an Slakes Many Speeches on Hia
Way Prom Cincinnati to St.
St. Louis, Oct. 6.On his arrival here
Candidate William J. Bryan gave out
for publication the following letter of
acceptance of tne Populist nomination
for president:
Hon. William V. Allen, chajrman,
and others, members of the national
notification committee of the People's
partyGentlemen: The nomination of
the People's party i' the presidency
of the United States h- been tendered
me in such a generovs -nirit and upon
such honorable terms ihat I am able
to accept the sarru v.thout departing
from the platform adopted by the
Democratic national convention of
Chicago. I fully appreciate the
breadth of patriotism which has actu
ated the members of the People's
party, wno, in order to consolidate the
sentiment in favor of bimetallism,
have been willing to go outside of
party lines and support as their can
didate one already nominated by the
Democratic party and also by the Sil
ver party. I also appreciate" the fact
that while, during all the years since
1S73, a large majority of the Demo
cratic party and a considerable mi
nority of the Republican party have
been consistent advocates of free coin
age of silver at" the present ratio, yet
ever since the organization of the
People's party, its members have
unanimously supported such coinage
as the only means of restoring bi
metallism. By persistently pointing
out the disastrous effects of a gold
standard and protesting against each
successive step toward financial bond
age, the Populists have exerted an
Important influence in awakening the
public to a realization of the nation's
present peril.
In a time like this, when a great po
litical party in attempting to sur-*
render the right to leeislnte for our
views upon the finrnoial question and
In seeking to bind the American peo
ple to a foreign monetary system, it
behooves us as lovers of our country
and fri -ris of Ameiican institutions
to lay at^e for the prc^t such dif
ferences as may exist nu.cng us on
minor questions in order that our
strength may be united in a supreme
effort to wiest the government from
the hands of those who imagine that
The Nation's Finances
are only secure when cont'-oiled by a
few financiers nnd that national honor
can only be maintained by servile ac
quiescence in any policy, however de
structive to the interests of the people
of the United States, which foreign
creditors, present or prospective, may
desiie to force upon us.
It is a cause of congratulation that
we have in this campaign r,ot only the
support of Democrats, Populists and'
Republicans, who have all along be
lieved in independent bimetallism, but
also the active co-operation of those
Democrats rnd Republicans who, hav
ing heietofore waited for international'
bimetallism now join with us .rather
than trust the destiny of the nation to
those who are holding cut the delusive
hope of foreign aid while they labor
secretly for the permanent establish
ment of the single gold standard.
While difficulties always arise in the
settlement of the details of any plan
of co-operation between distinct polit
ical organizations, I am sure that the
advocates of bimetallism are so in
tensely in earnest that they will be
able to devise some inr- by which
the free silver vote i"ny be coventrat
ed upon one electoral ti et in each
state. To secure this result, charity
toward the opinions of otheis and lib
erality on the part of all is necessary,
but honest and sincere friends who
are working toward a common result
always find it possible to pcree upon
Just and equitable terms. The Ameri
can people have ^pnnod equal to
every emergency which has arisen in
the past, and I am confident that in
the present emergency there will be
no antagonism between '-lie various
regiments of the one great orniy which
Is marching to repeal an invasion
more dangerous to our welfare than
an army with banners. Acknowledg
ing with gratitude your expressions of
confidence and good will. I am, very
truly yours, W. J. Bryan
Slakes Many Speeche s.
On the way from Cincinnati Mr.
Bryan made fourteen stops in Inoliana
and Illinois and spoke nearly every
It was a great reunior. at Sale.m, 111.,
the town where Mr. Bryan was born.
Old men who knew him in his boyhood
and younger manhood were there to
shake hands with Billy. Old acquaint
ances crowded ebcut the car, all eager
to grasp the hand of a presidential
nominee who was "born in their
midst.*' Many of Mr. Bryan's rela
tives were at the depot, and these he
met at the forward end of the car af
ter he had addressed the crowd at the
back platf jrm. He was deeply affect
ed by the expressions of affection of
the people Mr. Bryan addressed a
large crowd at East St. Louis. He also
spoke at the auditorium in this city
before an immense audience.
Blartinelil Arrives.
^New Yoik, Qet. 6Archbishop Mar
tinelli, successor to Cardinal Satolli as
papal representative in the United
States, was on board the steamer
Oampania. He is a short, dark man. Dr
Martinelli said he had had a rough
and disagreeable trip, but that he was
a fairly good sailor, and had not beent
confined to his room.
&&*ffl# Killed His Father.
Mauston, Wis., Oct 6. George S.
Kainie, Jr., of Necrdah Is in jail here,
charged with the ranrder of his father.
Father and son quarreled Sept. 8, and
the old man received a blow on th
head from which he never recovered,
his death occurring two weeks after-:
ward. The elder Keinie was known
as the inventor of a steam log roller.
Williatm Morris the singer, poet and
author, who of late years ba^ pro*
claimed himself a socialist is dend
London, ifrr

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