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WeiMlMTt Aag. 9, 93 T Came ana the Remedy. IDE WORLD'S FAIU. PlaclBg' Ike Responsibility when It Belong. In view of the unfair and untrue utterances of the Rerublican press relative to the present financial disturbance and consequent business stagnation throughout the country, it becomes necessary, and is indeed the duty of every paper professing the interests and welfare of the nation, to present its readers with a calm, unimpasiion ed consideration of the situation and its proba ble cause and remedy. If, as the Republican leaders are claiming, the reasons lie in the uncertainties of the tariff future, this influence will be very short lived, for our friends may rest assured that die great Democratic party will obey the voice of the people, who demanded an equitable revision oi the tariff by such an overwhelming majority, last November, and who elected a Democratic President and Congress to inaugurate this very reform. Furthermore, if, as these radical pub lications assert, the net lowering and equaliza tion of custom duties should result in further commercial or industrial prostration, this last will be of shorter duration than the first, for the obvious reason that a system founded in natural reason and justice will speedily recover to the country all its former thrift, and advance it in the lines of true and permanent prosperity. The fundamental laws of trade never change, and a system founded on an artificial basis will pro duce only artificial results. The inevitable col lapse comes, sooner or later. Possibly it were better for the immediate welfare of the young and well nigh exhausted Republic, at a time when the people had all but lost faith in their own future, that George Washington should have instituted a monarchy instead of a Gov ernment by the people ; but who now questions or does not respect the unselfish patriotism and profound wisdom of the venerated man, in es tablishing a nation whose polity meant freedom and individual sovereignty for all time to come? Legislation tor temporal purposes is one thing, and that underlying and following the destiny of a peoplea very different thing. - The latter must follow the course of basic principles, or result in evil. The tariff, adjusted on the lines indicated above, will speedily work out its own and the salvation of the country, in spite of the political pessimists, be they sincere or otherwise. But we apprehend the real cause of the trouble ex ists in the condition of our finances. "The lack of confidence," instead of proceeding from the tariff question, we trace to a very different . source, viz : the Sherman silver purchase act, albeit the act was the result of Republican leg islation. That we are not alone in our opinion, and that it is not based entirely on partisan consid erations, we present the resolutions recently adopted by the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York an organization older than the Republic, having been founded in 1768, and composed of none but representative men of life-long experience and eminent financial abil ity. It is entirely non-partisan in char acter, and includes in its membership some of the most distinguished business men and finan ciers of the country, representing no political party, but made up of Democrats and Repub licans alike. Its doors are open to men of all parties. It hat nothing to do with the politics of its members. Read what it has to say on the subject, and then peruse carefully the sub joined resolutions and extract. A very little analytical reflection will make clear the correct ness of the position taken. The Chamber gives its opinion very succinct ly, as follows 4 . It is evident that a great majority of all the boiiEMi men of this country believe that the silver poiebiciug clause of the Sherman Aot is the most important eause of the general distrust which now exists, and this belief will prevent the reiteration of confidence and the return of ordinary prosperity until it becomes eertain that - inch silver purchasing clause will ipeedily be itptalcd. In the opinion of this Chamber, the repeal of the elante will remove the fear which is now paralysing all induitries.will eanae hoard d currency to return to the banks, or to seek invtitatnt. and will let the wheels of commerce again in motion. FBKAMBLI AND BIS0LUTIOB8. LWbieias. Ibis country has oiten luffered greatly by reason of hasty and ill-advised nnan eial legislation ; and feWHiBiia, It is now suffering from the effect oPthe silver pnrchaiing clause of the Ebibhah Aet. which, by creating distrust as to the inter- changeability of our currency based on silver with our currency based on gold, has caused widespread alarm, and has almost created a commercial panie ; and Whibia8, In consequence of this alarm mon ey U withdrawn from circulation, bniiness is greatly depressed, many mills and manufactories are closing, or preparing to close, and thousands of laboring men are about to be thrown out of employment; and W anus, Sasiness enterprises will not be re- famed nor labor iteadily employed until money can be obtained by manufacturers and by mer chants at moderate rates : and a.k ubbias. ordinary interest rates eannot be expected until confidence in the stability of all the money of the country shall be thoroughly re-established, so that the lender may not fear repayment in dollars less valuable than those he lends ; Mtit Rfolvtd, That the repeal of the silver pnrchaiing clauie of the Ehkbmaw Aot which, month by month, renders increasingly difficult the maintenance of the parity of each dollar with every other dollar.is essential to the prompt restoration of national pioipenty. Inn Cham ber, therefore, urges the speedy and uncondi tional repeal of such silver purchasing clause. itfolvtd. That in the judgment of this Cham ber a representative Commission shiuld be ap pointed by Congress, at the special semion about to eon vena, which Commission should diligently tody the whole body of coinage and currency laws of the United tit sits axd of other countries. and report at the regular lession of Congress, to the end that aeompiehensive plan forasafeand elastic currency may be carefully matured in the light of the world's experience. Lafayette, Ind , august 7th. 1893 Editors Press: One week aaro I sent you a brief article about tne World's Fair I remain ed at the White City ; till Thursday evening. I was constantly surprised at the magnitude of the Exposition. As I entered building- after building, new revelations of beauty and won derful interest were before me. The whole world seemed to be minUtering to my enjoy mens. It wss a marvelous opportunity for not only studying tho works of men, but man him self For man is greater than all the bewilder ing exhibit. And yet some do not seem to have much ability to appreciate what they see. To some it is only a magnificent County Fair They get out of it what is in them . To others it is the most magnificent exhibit upon which the sun ever shone. In it they see the greatness of men, and the beauty of the world in which they now live. They also not only see the great pro gress that has been made but suggestions of the grand opportunities opening b fore humanity. What has been accomplished in the department of lectrioity since the Centennial is only a prophecy of the future.- lAlready people are cooking theii food by lightning. What will not yet be done? I may yet live to see this the cheapest and best fuel to be obtained for do- mestio uses. Two days in the Art Gallery turnished a rich feast. One lives wonderfully fast while gazing upon the works of master artists and listening to the voices of history. Many of the paintings are sermonc. and may be partially reproduced in word pictures after my return. In the Horticultural. Agricultural and For estry buildings nature and art are comtined The products of orchard, gulden, farm and woods, are presented in many artistic forms The almost infinite variety of earth's' products that challenge attention, must broaden the vis itor's conception of the world in which he now resides. One grows weary after hours of study, and then, if a Buckeye, either by birth or .adoption, be can find an admirable place to rest in the Ohio building, of which every citizen should be Justly proud. The glory of Ohio does not con sist in a fine display of the products of earth or factory, but in her intelligent children, who assemble in the convenient and comfortable place provided by the State for their comfort. Bere many gather to eat the lunches that they have biougbt with them. By knowing how. people can live well and eijoy the great Fair at a very reasonable expense. Prices on 'the grounds are not extravagant, yet a large per cent, of visitors save from S5 to 60 per cent by obtaining their lunches before entering the gates, and then as noon, if they desire warm drink they can obtain a cup ef coffee, tea or cocoa tor trom 5 to 15 cent per cup. Sunday opening one week ago did not ar- rouse much interest, except sympathy for the officials who were forced to open, contrary to their Jdugment. yet in harmony with law. Sunday opening is not popular with a large per miil nf the ben citizens of Chicago, and .as a rule the exhibitors desire the day for rest. 1 met quite a number of the citizens qf En venna and other towns in Portage county, and while all seemed to enjoy the Fair intensely, they also seemed 10 enjoy the sight of the face of an acquaintance and friend, and many were the happy greetings given and received during our visit. It almost, seems as tbeugh a wBoie life had been pressed into the nine days spent at the While v.uv. krs. WiUson and 1 left Chicago Friday, at 1 p. m , and in u.ur nuurs retcueu wnjmw, hiiK m were welcomed by my brother. In Is is a growing city ot some 30,01.0 inhabitant. rhe drouth is severe in this section Corn will be almost an entire failure. Much ot it is now hopeless. A good rain might (save a remnant. Orchard fruit is almost unknown. The weather iumi to have combintd with the financial stringency to injure the farmers in this vicinity Cordially. Andrew willson. NELSON. The township picnic was a very social affair. some lauing the tables, and others spreading their napkins on the rocks, but all in good cr-eer aad glee. The Band in attendance furnished good musio. No program was arranged. Many valuable and costly presents were given to Mr. and Mrs. '.George linker to start them out on life's mission in the far West, to which they Utt Mora ay. with the good wishes ef all. The short visit of Mrs. Tinker whose home has baen in Logan county, favorably impressed her to her new acquaintances. 80 mote it be. Mr. B. F. Kemp, of Arabi, Georgia, was in' town over Sunday, the 29th, forming new ac quaintances, coming from Chicago, and return ing there, not having seen enough of the great show before returning to his Southern home The Parkman Mason's held their second an nual reunion and picnic at tho Ledges on the 4tb, under the auspices of the Ladies Masonic League. The table was tilled with the good things of life. Mrs. D. Etta Browning. 8eo . Mr, Park Scott. W. M. ; Homer Burroughs. Sec. Adjourned for one year. For first class hotel Columbian fare, see Ho mer Mills, or call at Fair View Flats. 6546 to 6552, State St. , Erjglewood, 10 minutes ride from Fair grounds. Regular rates. 1.20 per day, room and meals. Special rate to clubs Curley & Cady. proprietors Samuel Tate, oi Mt Carrol, Carrol Co., 111., i visiting his sister, Mrs. Lewis and others, the guest of Mrs. A. F. Hannahs, his step-sUter. John B. Howell and D. B. King went down on the Mahoning river, about half way between Leavittsburgh and Newton Falls, fUhing. last week. In two days and two nights they re turned . with .four catfith, weighing. 2l lbs.. (over 3 ft. long) J6 lbs.. 12 lbs and 6 lbs. total 55.x lbs., besides some eels and other fish If there are any that decire Instruction in tho piscatorial art they eau call on these gentlemen While there a hundred campers were near them but none caught any fish. SOUTHIN GTON. Win. Haughton, a lifelong resident attended Church the 30 of July, riding home with his brother Calvin. WJien near the lane leading up from the road the horse frightened, over turning the carriage, and leaving the occupants on the ground. Calvin was somewhat hurt, and William never came too, dying on Wednesday, the 2nd inst., aged 67 years. Thus the brittle thread ws broken that had stood many a storm. Ezra Booles, 70 5 ears of age, died during the early summer, leaving his building and sur roundings in good repair and occupied by bis j oungest Eon, Fred- The barn was struck by lightning recently and with its contents con sumed. Well that, if it must happen, that it occurred after tne one tbat reared it had passed to his long rest. COUNTY COHliaiSSlONEKS. The Commissioners :were in session Monday and transacted the following business; Examination and allowance of bills against the county. A levy of 6 mills ordered for tho . construction and maintenance of the Hiram State Koad Free Turnpike, on all pioperty within the limits of the proposed road. A Lou nty road in Edinburg ordered vacated. petitioners to pay the costs amounting to $1 CO. Bond of Auditor elect Goodsell examined and approved Coroner's fee'bill of $12 30 in inquest on body of Fred, H. Weiss allowed. Henry Merritt, of Franklin, was acting coroner. Contract entered into with Canton Wrought Iron Bridge Co. to build two Iron bridges near Doolittte's cheese factory, 90 feet wide, to be completed on or before Sept. 10. for $320. Petitition granted for Akron & Newcastle E R. to cioss highway at Mogadore. Adjourned Secretary Herbert oh tee Situation. Secretary Herbert talked briefly at Chicago on the one question of absorbing interest at the present time, the financial situation and the lg illation it requires. lie said: A lack oi con fidence in American securities, both on the part ef European and home investors, has caused the present financial panic, for which the Bherkah Act is directly responsible. If Congress repeals this law.as I hope it will.the worst will be over." It is well to bear in mind the way in whieh the Sberhax law aots to produce a lack of confi dence. It provides for the constant issue, at a fixed rate, of legal Under notes ior the purehase of silver. These notes, together with the out standing United States notes, eonstitute the le - gal-tender currency of the country issued by the tiovernment. They form, roughly speaking. about one- half the curreaey.the remainder being in silver certificates and national bank notes, ' which are not legal-tender, and standard silver dollars, which are. It is perfectly plain that the Government eannot go on for ever adding to its notes, while not adding to its gold, and be able to pay the notes in gold. The knowledge of this fact has earned the general lack of confidence, which was liow and gradual at first, but became more marked as the note increased and the gold foil nIF for fourteen years the Government bad always held at least $100,000,000 in gold in the Treasury. While it held that amount, distrust, though it had its influence and was increasing, was not acute, and did not directly and obviously affeot ordinary traniacttons. When, in the downward .course cf the geld reserve, the limit of $100,000.. 000 was reached and passed, everybody felt that there was no certainty how low the reserve would go or how soon gold payments would become impossible. Then the lack of confidence became intensified, took the form almost of panie. and proved so obstinate that the whole country has suffered from it. trade has been rendered very difficult, and in some directions has been nearly paralysed. Now. if the law of 189) be repealed' if the purchase of silver be stopped, if the issues f notes shall cease, the immediate cause of dis trust is removed. Aeasonable calculations for the future will become possible, credit will grad ually be restored, money, which every one in stinctively olings to when oredit is restricted, will be released, aotivity will be resumed, and sound business will again become lafe and pros perous. These are the plain facts whieh make the repeal of the Adt of 1890 imperative. New York limes. July 10. 1893. SHALERSV1XLJE. Little Austin Crane is kick. Mr. Hall has re covered. Mrs. Kincald is out again. Dr. Proc tor is in frequent attendance at the bedside of a very sick sister in Farmlngton. Trumbull Co W by is it that the correspondents ot 001a our county papers do not write more news in regard to our schools? It is a itubject which at least ought to interest people as much as anything, yet seldom do we bear anytning upon tbat sub Jeot. Our Board of Education met last 'ibursday evening and took legal measures to secuie a beautiiul building site for the new schooinouse to be erected in district No. 7. They also passed a resolution to have eight months school in each district and to have all schools in the township begin anu end at the same time. All who are inusre&ted will please take notice tbat the Fall teiin will commence on Sept 6th. at the Center mi on m-us till lu the other district.. Miss Mabel Webber, ot kavvnna. will teach the tall term in Ito. 7. Yoar correspondent visited Kent friends over 8unday, also visiting as Like Brady tor a lew hours- Liutiug my stay, on cuuday aliernoon about 2 o'clock fire bioke out in the old glass factory loiuieily operated by JJay., Williams 4 Co. 'there was a atrung breeze from the nortn wtst. which diove the fumes toward adjacent property across the street, and it was only by constant . effort tbat several dwellings were saved fromf burning, The old factory is now a complete wreck. Boys, will you put this in your nair t nere is work to do in bhalcr Council next baturaay night, when a very .rei-pectable young man will ,ni.b tha siaueintance ot Mr. Goat. 1 amue- sired to ask for a good attendance Dr. Froctor has traded off his faithful servant eld Tom, and secured thereby a younger and more serviceable borse for his business. All who know the oid borsa will wish that he may have as good etc as be has had with lue nr. George Dickinson bas an Almanac of the date ot 1811. Who can beat chatr The school enumeration is completed It shows that we have In onr township 187 youth between the ages of S and 21 years of whom we think about 65 per cent will attend (school somewhere .during the coming year. Only hnnt 80 will come under the provisions of the truancy law. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hurd. accompanied by Miss Nellie Ticknor. of Ravenna, Sundayed at Brady. Little Gertie Jones is visiting at tne Dome 01 her uncle Ed Lewis, in Windham, this week Last Thursday afternoon some sneak thieves entered the Doolittle cheese factory, near the Feeder Darn, and stole a cheese. The next morning they were pursued and tracKeu to Newburg, where tbey were caught, but what has been done further in the matter my inform - ant did not know. Will and Edith Bradford, ard Oscar Libis were baotized last saDDatn ana aumitteu iu membership in the Methodist Church at tbl place. At the same time the two little children of air. and Mrs, M, E, Parker and the li'tle son ot Mr. and Mrs. Kollin Crane were christened The ceremony was perlormed by the Pastor Rev. Allen. The M. E. Church social will be held this week Thursday, at the residence of Jacob ierr in the extreme northeast part of the township, It will be a picnie social, day and evening, and all are cordially invlteu. Erwin Smith has left the employ of C. J Hurd. and will work on a thieshing machine Fred Wilbur takes hiB place on the farm. We understand the firm of roosters is dis solved by mutual consent. PHCEBB New Cases in Common Fleas. City Bank of Kent vs H W Doncaster et al equitable Belief. Virgil T M illar vs BE Eggleston Money, Charles Gehen vs S W Shepherd, Ex'r of the estate of George B Hopkins Money. Marriage Licenses. David J James and May Gethins. Windham Oliver Harris and I.Nellie a Sadler. Streets- boro. Ice Cream Festival. The Li-dies' Cemetery Association will serve Ice Cream and Cake, in C. A. Reeds Duildicg known as the Lindsay Shoe Store, Saturday evening, Angust 12tb. All the members are expected to contribute something, m jney. cake or work. If thei e be others who would like to help in this good cause, tbat of beautifying the resting place ot their loved one, their contri butioos will be U1.J.-.1 thankfully received, as the ladies have a vny heavy task on their hands, at (be pi t-cent nine, thutof improving the new grounds icceutiy added to Aiaple Grove Ceme- tuo . uv Okdjik of the President. Ihe lollouiuK u.(m J10 ;j inneapolis Tribune of the 3rd inst . will be read with pleasure by the many friends and acquaintances of Ur w H. Cainu: Lr. W. H, Caine. of Stillwater, who laid unconsuiousiu.se. Luke's Hospital for more than two week, as a result of injuries sustained by bciug :hrown Horn a horse at Camp Lake- view, and whose final recovery was a matter of grave doubt tor ail tbat time, is able to be ou on tbe street. He was in St. Paul yesterday and bis niaich up Fourth street to tbe Commereiui Club, in care of J. L. Slacs, was in tbe nature of an ovation. It is estimated tbat between troburi street and the Club he was stopped 4u times by rejoicing friends who grasped his hand vigorously and welcomed him b-icR to earth from the very briuR of tbe grave. To sbow that hi: ruling pauiou is still strong, th doutoi announced that be is already making prepara tions to establish .a lodge of Elks at Bismark N. D. The lodge will be instituted in October To the Extra Session of the Fifty-Third Congress. He Says the Present Financial Trouble is Chargeable to Con gressional Legislation Touching the Purchase and Coinage of Silver by the General Government The People Entitled to a Sound and Stable Currency. The Prompt Repeal of tbe Sherman Act of 1890 Earnestly Recommended It Has Been Condemned by Three Years of Disastrous Experi ence A Word About Tariff Reform. The Republican County Executive Committee met on Friday last and issued a call lor a County Convention to be held in this city Saturday August 29th, at It o'clock a. m., for Ihe purpose of plaeing iu nomination a County ticket. The total number Lof delegates authorized is 164. of which Ravenna is entitled to 28. Tbe following are the offices ' to be filled, together with tbe names of the present incumbent and the terms of their past service: Representative, lion. tt.B. Richards, 3 years, 01 one term. Clerk ol Courts. A E, Sexton, 6 years, 2 terms. Treasurer, J Jti. Evans, 4 years, 2 terms. In eligible ior renomiuation. Probate Judge, c i Ingell, 6 years, 3 terms. Commissioner, O F, Haymaker, 1 term. Innimary Director. L. C. Stewart 2 terms Of these it seems probable that Richards, Seaton and Haymaker will be tbeir own sue cessors on the ticket. The tug of war will come when the numerous candidate for Treas urer and Probate J udge are presented. Tbe brethren have got lots of war paint on and tomahawks and scalping knives unlimited in their belts The managers have a prodigious task on hand to successfully present their play which promises much in comedy and ,a ; great deal more in tragedy. REPUBLICAN high tariff apologists have never yet even undertaken to explain why it is that the wages of labor vary so materially in differ ent sections of this protection-blessed country. WINDHAM. The six years old son of Mr. and Mrs Watrous died at Cleveland. Was brought here Tuesday for burial. The Council bas pasted ordinances providing for the construction of new gravel sidewalks in place of old dilapidated board walks, and for repairing other sidewalks. Bills against the Village will have to go over for a month for pajiucnt. Tb committeeon streets are author ized to collect poll tax and appropriate funds for building new cross walks and putting cin ders and gravel on the streets. Committee on Lights are instructed to lower the street lamps to uniform height and trim up the trees where tbey interfere with the lamps giving forth their brilliant light Some of our Republicans seemed to be pleased to receive occasionally copies of the " PKE-jg.' Some of them express themselves that " Presi- dentCleveland and his party are responsible for tbe woes that befall humanity at the present time" especially the low price of wool and wheat. Probably they Willi want to charge upon them the responsibility for what poor erops they may have dnring the next four years, Tbey also talk about protection to home indus tries, but I themselves will travel miles to buy goods where they can get then the cheapest, re gardless of dealers in their own towns Lulu Higley.has tbe diptheria. Dr. F. D- Bisbopbai returned from the West improved in health. D. B.Wagner. H A and F. B. Wadsworth, C. C. Stein and Geo. E. Harrison attended tbe Democratic County Convention last Saturday 'Go slow and never get there." is apparently the maxim of some officials we hear about in these parts. Gravel and cinder walks are not very well liked, by the ladies especially. Ladies Aid Society of the U. B. Cburcb at Nelson hold their Society at .Rev. J. Gettys'on Thursday. Council Proceeding. Council met in August or angust session, Monday night. The principal business transact ed was the passing of the pay ordinance. The principal business not transacted was considera ble, if not more. One of these latter items was the failure to allow L, H. Bean $500 for alleged damages te one of his horses that fell into an improperly filled water ditch on South Freedom street, some time last June. The matter was placed in the hands of the Street Committee and Solicitor, to oonfer with Mr. Bean or E.W. Max- son, Lsq , his attorney, who presented the claim to the Council, Another one was the tabling of proposed ordinance to regulate street excava tions for the purpose of tapping eas and water mains. The ordinance provided for a written permit to be granted by the Mayor or Street Commissioner, to every person who desired to make any such excavation. It was thought best to postpone the adoption of the ordinance until the next session, in order to inquire more fully into the legal rights of the parties concerned. Tbe J uly Waterworks report was as follows : Balance ou handJuly 1st $206.40 .. 601.85 Receipts ior the month. Total, with balance. Disbursements 8338.25 H i 33 Balance on hand Aug. 1st $365.92 The acceptance of this report was deferred. A number of the ex-firemen, through one ot their number who represented them in the Coun cu chambers, demanded half-month s pay for their services from the 1st to the 20th of June. The regular appropriation was made for that month, but the new members, who only served 10 days, received compensation for the month in full, leaving the ones who had performed the bulk of the labor outin the cold. Council agreed that this was unjust, and directed the Chief to pay the ex -members from the present appropri ation. In other words, the present members will receive pay for half of June, which is still five more days than they are legally entitled to. Lewis Morgan and Henry Goddard were pres -ent, and called attention to the need of a cross walk on East Main street, at the J. D. King property. They were promised that the matter would be attended to. Adjourned. To the Congress of the United States: The existence of an alarming and extraordin ary business situation, involving the welfare and prosperity of all our people, has constrained me to call together In extra session the people's representatives In'congress.to the end that they through a wise and patriotic exercise ot the legislative duty with which they solely are charged, present evils may be mitigated and dangers threatening the future may be averted. Our unfortunate financial plight lsnot the re sult of untoward events nor of conditions re lated to our natural resources; nor is it trace able to any of the afflictions which frequently check national growth and prosperity. With plenteous crops, with abundant promise of re munerative production and manufacture, with unusual Invitation to safe investment and with satisfactory assurance to business enterprise, suddenly financial distrust and fear have sprung up on every side. Numerous mon eyed institutions have suspended because abundant assets were not immediately availa ble to meet the demands of frightened deposit ora. Surviving corporations and individuals are content to keep in band the money they are usually anxious to loan, and those engaged in legitimate business are surprised to find that the securities they offer for .loans, though here. tofore satisfactory, are no longer accepted- Values supposed to be fixed are fast becoming conjectural, and loss and failure have invaded every branch of businesa I believe these things are principally charge able to congressional legislation touching the purchase and coinage of silver by the general government. This aleigslation is embodied in a statute passed on the 14th day of July, 1890, which was the culmination of much agitation on the sub ject involved, and which may be considered a truce, after a long struggle, between the advo cates of free silver coinage and those intending to be more conservative. Undoubtedly the monthly purchases by tho government of 4,500,000 ounces ot silver, en forced under that statute, were regarded by those interested in silver production as a cer tain guaranty of its increase In price. The re sult, howeveV, has been entirely different, for immediately following a spasmodic and slight rise, the price of silver began to fall after the passage of the act and has since reached the lowest point ever known. This disappointing result has led to renewed and persistent effort In the direction of free silver coinage. Meanwhile, not only are the evil effeots of the operation of the present law constantly ac cumulating, but the result to which its execu tion must inevitably lead is becoming palpable to all who give the least heed to financial sub jects. This law provides that in payment for the four million and five hundred thousand ounces of silver bullion which the secretary of the treasury is commanded to purchase monthly. there shall be issued treasury notes redeema ble on demand in gold or silver coin. at the discretion of the secretary of the treasury, and that said notes may be reissued. It Is, however, declared in the act to be "the established policy of the United States to maintain the two metals on a parity with each other Upon the present legal ratio or such ratio as may be provided by law. " This declaration so controls the action of the secretary of the treasury as to prevent him exercising the dis cretion nominally vested in him, if by such ac tion the partity between gold and silver may be disturbed. Manifestly a refusal by the secre tary to pay these treasury notes in gold, if de manded, could necessarily result In their dis credit and depreciation as obligations payable only in silver, and would destroy the parity be tween the two metals by establishing adiscrin ination in favor of gold. Up to the fifteenth day of July, 1893, these notes had been Issued in payment of silver bullion purchases, to the amount of more than one hundred and forty-seven millions of dollars. While all but a very small quantity of this bullion remains uncoined and without useful ness in the treasury, many of the notes given in its purchase have been paid in gold. This is Illustrated by the statement that between the first day of May, 1892, and the fifteenth day of July, 1893, the notes of this kind issued in pay ment for silver bullion amounted to a little more than fifty-four millions of dollars, and that during the same period about forty-nins millions of dollars were paiq by the treasury in gold for the redemption of such notes. The policy necessarily adopted .of paying these notes in gold has not spared the gold re serve of one hundred millions of dollars long ago set aside by the government for the re demption of other notes, for this fund has al ready been subjected to the payment of new ob ligations amounting to about one hundred and fifty millions of dollars on aocount of silver purchases, and has, as a consequence, for the first time since Its creation, been encroached upon. We have thus made the depletion of our gold easy, and have tempted other and more appro ciative nations to add it to their stock. That the opportunity we have offered has not been neglected is shown by the large amounts of gold which have been recently drawn from our treasury and exported to increase the financial strength of foreign nations. The excess of ex ports of gold over its imports for the year end ing June 30, 1S93, amounted to more than eighty seven and a half millions of dollars. Between the first day of July, 1890, and the fifteenth day of July, 1893, the gold coin and bullion in our treasury decreased more than one hundred and thirty-two millions of dollars, while during- the same period the silver coin and bullion in the treasury Increased more than one hundred and forty-seven millions of dol lars. Unless government bonds are to be con stantly issued and sold to replenish our ex haus ted gold, only to be again exhausted, it is apparent that the operation of the silver pur- Chase law now in force, leads in the direotion ot the entire substitution of silver for the gold lrj the government treasury, and that this must be followed by the payment of all government obli gations in depreciated silver. At this stage gold and silver must part com pany and the government must fail In Its es tablished policy to maintain the two metals on a parity with each other. Given over to the ex. elusive use of a currency greatly depreciated according to the standard of the commercial world, we could no longer claim a place among nations of tho first class, nor could our govern ment claim a performance of its obligations, sa far as such an obligation has been imposed upon it, to provide for the use of the people the best and safest money. If, as many of its friends claim, silver ought to occupy a larger place in our currency and th currency of the world through general interna tional co-operation and agreement, it is obvious that the United States will not be in a positior to gain a hearing in favor of such an arrange ment so long as we are willing to continue ou attempt to aooomplish the result single-handed. The knowledge in business circles among oui own people that our government cannot make Its fiat equivalent to intrinsic value, nor keep Inferior money on a parity with superior money by its own independent efforts, has resulted it such a laok of confidence at home in the sta bility of currency values, that capital refuses its aid to new enterprises while millions are aotu- ally withdrawn from the channels of trade and commerce to become idle aud unproductive in the hands of timid owners. Foreign investors equally alert not only decline to purchase American securities, but make haste to sacri fice those which they already have. It does not meet the situation to say that ap prehension in regard to the future of our finances is groundless and that there is no reason for lack of confidence In the purposes or power of the government in the premises. The very existence of this apprehension and lack of con fidence, however caused, is a menace which ought not for a moment to be disregarded. Possibly if the undertaking we have in hand were the maintenance of a speciflo known quan tity of silver at a parity with gold, our ability to do so might be estimated and gauged, and per haps, in view of our unparalleled growth and resources, might be favorably passed upon. But when our avowed endeavor is to maintain such parity in regard to an amount of silver increasing at the rate of fifty millions of dollars yearly, with no fixed termination to such In crease, it can hardly be said that a problem is presented whose solution is free from doubt. The people of the United States are entitled to a sound and stable currency and. to money recognized as such on every exchange and in every market of the world. Their government has no right to injure them by financial experi ments opposed to the policy and practice of other civilized states, nor is it justified in per mitting an exaggerated and unreasonable reli ance in our national strength and ability to jeopardize the soundness of the people's money. This matter rises above the plane of party politics. It vitally concerns every business and calling and enters every household in the land. There is one important aspect of the subject which especially should never be overlooked. At times like the present, when the evils of un sound finance threaten us, the speculator may anticipate a harvest gathered from the misfor tune of others, the capitalist may protect him self by hoarding, or may even find profit in tha fluctuation of values; but the wage earner the first to be Injured by a depreciated currency and the last to receive the benefit of Its correc tion is politically defenseless- He relies for work upon the ventures of confident and contented capital. This failing him, his condi tion is without alleviation, for he can neither prey on the misfortune of others, nor hoard his labor. One of the greatest statesmen our coun. try has known, speaking more than fifty years ago when a derangement of the currenoy had caused commercial distress, said; "The very man of all others who has the deepest in terest In a sound currency and who suffers most by mischievous legislation in money matters, la the man who earns his daily bread by his daily toil." These words are pertinent now as on the day they were uttered and ought to impressively remind us that a failure in the discharge of our duty at this time must especially injure those of our countrymen who labor, and who because of their number and condition are entitled to the most watchful care of their government It is of the utmost importance that such relief as congress can afford in the existing situation be afforded at once. The maxim "He gives twice who gives quickly" is directly ap plicable. It may be true that the embarrass ments from which the business of the country Is suffering arise as much from evils appre hended as from those actually existing. We may hope, too, that calm counsels will prevail and that neither the capitalists nor the wage earners will give way to unreasoning panic and sacrifice their property or their interests under the influence of exaggerated fears. Neverthe less, every day's delay in removing one of tho plain and principal causes of the present state of things enlarges the mischief already done and Increases the responsibility of the govern mant for its existence. Whatever else the two pie have a right to expect from congress, they may certainly demand that legislation con demned by the ordeal of three years disastrous experiences shall be removed from tbe statute books as soon as their representatives can legit imately deal with it. It was my purpose to summon congress In special session early In the coming September that we might enter promptly upo n the work ol tariff reform, which the true Interests of the country clearly demand, which bo large a majority of the people, as shown by their suffrages, desire and expect, and to the accomplishment of which every effort of the present administration is pledged. Bui while tariff reform has lost nothing of Its im mediate and permanent Importance, and must in the near future engage the attention of con gress, it has seemed to me that the financial condition of the country should at once and be fore all other subjects, be considered by your honorable body. I earnestly recommend the prompt repeal 01 the provisions of the act passed July 14, 1890, authorizing the purchase of silver bullion, and that other legislative action may put beyond all doubt or mistake the Intention and the ability of the government to fill its pecuniary obliga tions in money universally recognized by all civilized countries. (Signed) G rover Cleveland. Executive Mansion, Aug. 7, 1893. We desire to inform the people of Ravenna and throughout the County, that the Livery and Feed Stables of the late R. B. Witter are under the care of J. Foley Sapp, who you will find a very reliable, pleasant gentleman to deal with, and with new Surreys, new Carriages, new Har nesses, and good Horses, wesolioit acontinuanoe of tbe good patronage the Stable has always had. Feeding and Boarding will receive careful at tention. Our New Wagonette will be a much needed addition to our stock of Coaches and Carriages, and we hope to be able to fill any and all orders placed with us, satisfactorily. Mbs. R. B. Witter. WASHINGTON LETTER, . WASHINGTON, D. C , Aug. 4, 1893. Speaker Crisp has been here since Monday and it is not probable that he will at anytime during the session have to 'do a harder week's work than tbat wbich has been imposed upon him since his arrival. The first thing that a democratic member of the House wishes to do after bis arrival is to have a little private con versation with the Speaker, abuut bis commit tee assignments, etc. Mr. Crisp does not shrink from these conferences; on tbe contrary, he has caused It to be known that he wishes every democratic representative to call on him aud make know n bis committee preferences, in or der that he m i) as far as possible, give tbem the commitire .assignments they desire. The coojmitteis might have been announced next wetk. excrpt lor ibis desire en the part of Mr, Crisp to meet tbe wishes of the members. It will, tbe tpuuker tbiaks. take about two weeks after all ths members arrive to get the commit. tees satisfactorily made up. Treasury t.liii lais are pleased to see gold again coming ii-to iuaiead of going out of thePreasury The receive lund crawled over the SlCD.606.0u0 mark this wees for the first time in many weeka and it still increasing.. Wl i.e it is not probable that the financial quistion will be submitted to ademocratic can cut of eilher Representatives or Senators dem ocrats almost without exception express them selves as believing tbat au agreement will be reached utter a little time upon a financial bil tbat iil receive the support of practically all of tbe democrats in bjlb Uoueand Senate. and the existence of tbat belief adds materially to tbe pfouabi.i.y of such an agreemen t being reached. Secretary Carlisle and President Cleveland probably never took the ti-ne to spend a though uyou tbe .numerous niiastaleni juts wbic b have been u.auc during the last few days concerning thtir relations tjtvard eacn other, because they knew that tne authors ol these ridiculous stories would ail beliunting for boles to crawl into in a sbort time, as they actually did when tne oiU ial announcement was made, several day ko, tnat uaritsie uau gouts mi uraj uruui w assist Prtsiaent Cleveland in prepating his message to congress. Ihe invitation lor this vi-it was extended and accepted the day that President Cleveland lelt Washington, after is suinic the call lor .tne txtra session, wuicu shows how much those fellows know who have been giving -h-; public in detail" an account of Secretary Carlisle's intended retirement from tho Cabinet, because of tbe President's failure to consult bitn about his message to Congress Moral : it et our news from democratic sources if lou want It to be straight.. t'resiueui Clevelond and Secretaries (Jail is te and Lauiout will return to Washington together The other members of the cabinet, with tne ex ceplion ol etcreiaey ueroerc. are at ineir uess and be will return between this atd Monday. The li.-t ousinfcss to be taken up by tbe Sen ate, winch wilt not have to lose auy time in rtj- orgu iiiu,'. that having baen accomplished at the Mai cu .xtra session, will be the contested Sena oiil elections from the Northwestern States. A cauens of dtuiocratio senators win ba culito eai iv next week to discuss these cases ai.d arrai'ue a party program. bi.Ji bullion dollars is to be spent, it is Saul t)J a HUby in enueavoimg to secure uc retta. u u e Ueary Chinese law. and those who thrive iu that sort of business are anticipating living iu clover, although it is not expected bat an) i biny ill be done until alter the open lag of tue regular session. Altbou&h Secretary Gresham declines to als cuss the matter at all. there are reasons for the beiiel lh.it President Clt-veland will very short ly send a special message to the senate with neiv treaty wiui uawuii- Further than tbat tbe inw tttaty will not provide lor annexation little is known, but it is thought tbat ,in return tor certain Hade privileges it will guarant the protection of Hawaii from foreiga iuterfer euce. Speaker Crisp declines to discuss the st ite mm uiaue utru ttiis wee i.uat iwyn avutdtivv Wiisou.ot W Vugiiiia. had utea tenaered lii.fi .inn:.l tut-. cnalTUlausniu Ol iuc Uouxe W tys and Means couitnu'tse, and Rep resentative Savers, ol i'exas. the cbairmansb ip of tho Appropriation committee Tne mines of these gentltmen have been ' connected by rumor wi h these cbairmaus-nipsi- for many months, ever siuce the election in fact, and the. urn i null. mi til v competent to nit incur nu credit, to thtmselves and to the party. Saturday's Convention, The convention held Saturday for the purpose of electing delegates and alternates to represent Portage County at the Democratic State Con vention to be held at Columbus today and to morrow, was well attended, considering the busy season among farmers. . The convention was called to order by I. H. Phelps, Esq , who stated the objects of the meeting. Hon. D. C. Coolman was thereupon elected Chairman, and Edmund Knapp, of Garrettsville, and E. Y. Lacey, of this city .were elected Secretaries. In taking the chair, Mr. Coolman said that in the language of President Cleveland, it was a condition and not a theory that confronted us. The convening of an extraordinary session of Congress was an unusual experience, ocoasioned by the necessity of devising some measure ol relief from the present unfortunate financial condition of the country. Our Republican friends, of course, charged it all on the Demo cratic administration, laying especial stress on the tariff policy of the party. The absurdity of the charge was apparent, when it was reflect ed that lor nearly a third of a century not a single law on the Federal statute books has been placed there by the Democratic party. The great difficulty lay in the unwise policies and enactments of the Harrison administration, and the speaker had sufficient confidence in the in telligence of the representatives of the people to believe that some practical plan would be adopted to relieve the present depression. The voice of the people was heard on the tariff sub ject last November, and the pet measure of the Republican party will be attended to in due time. In the meantime, it has devolved "on a Democratic Congress to undo, as far as possible, the evil brought upon the finances ot the coun try by the Republican administration. This he believed would be wisely and patriotically done. The convention then proceeded to the election of delegates, and made choice of the following gentlemen : Hon. D. C. Coolman. Ravenna : I. H. Phelps. Esq., Ravenna ; James Armstrong, Kent; Peter Arighi, Kent ; Elmer Carrier. Brimfield; C. H. Crafts. Garrettsville. Alternates were then chosen as follows : H . L. Searl. Ravenna ; M. H.Davis. Kent; Clinton Young, Hiram ; Silas Eldridge, Mantua; Fred. Geidlinger, SufEeld : H. H. Woolf. Atwater. The delegates go to the convention uninstruct- ed, unpledged, and uncommitted. They are for the best and most available man, whoever he may be. On motion of Dr. Proctor, the present Coun ty Executive Committee was continued to the next County Convention, after considerable discussion. After a number of delegates had been heard from relative to the best plan to adopt with ref erence to the Central Committee, I. T. Siddall made a motion that the next County Convention select a County Central Committee, to be com posed of one member from each township. making a total of 21, and that the persons thus s elected be, by virtue of their office, Chairmen of their respective Township Committees. The motion was carried. The Convention thereupon adjourned, on motion of Dr. George H. Proctor, of Shalers- ville. D. M. CLEWELL Ravenna, August 2, 1893. We are still u right down to business." Our Midsummer Sale Continues! Notice of Appointment of Assignee. fTtHE undersigned has been duly appointed X and qualified as Assignee in irust tor tne benefit ol the creditors oi v. . amB. eulBeld. Ohio. All persons indebted to said M .,,.,,..- will mak immediate navment. and creu Itors will present tneir utaiuta.uuijr ouiu-uh ted. to the underaigneu, ior aiiowaueo. August 5. 1893. 1298 3w " " PENSIONS (1279 3m) Come and see me 49-without ccst. SAM II Kir SlrUPSONa Frazer Block. Bavbnsa. Ohio. And our Prices are Lower than ever on All Summer Goods Coacb Excursion to Chtcago, AugustI4, The Erie Ry. will run a Special Coacb Excursion to Chicago, at $9.10 for round trip. Good to return 10 days. Train leaves Bavenna at S 38 p m . and arrives at Chicago at S a. m. Slight Reduction In Chicago Ex. cursion Kates. During August the Excursion rate to Chicago via Erie Ry, will be $13.10. Good Tor retnrn for tbe c i lend ir month. Subject to change. Excursion Kates to Cbautauqi Excursion tickets are now on sale ot all Chautauqua Lake Points via the Erie Line Trains 8. B, 10 and 3 all stop at Lakewood Excutsion rate from Ravenna $5.25, Tickets sol-! daily and good for return until Oct. 81st. Horticultural Society. Tbe Avgv st meeting of this Society will be heidon Wednesday, the 16h inst , at tbe resi dence of W A. Hammond, in Shalersville. Essay by Mrs, A, J. Jennings. All are cor dially invite 1 Anoriw Willsou, Sec'y. Before attempting to stampede the Ohio wool growers, perhaps the Republican editors will be kind enough to state just how much the McKinley law increased the price of domestic wool. N. Y. World. We repeat, again, it is not our purpose to give you a long rigmarole of wonderful reductions, or promise you something or for that matter, anything for noth ing 1 (That always makes us tired to see so much of only in the papers I We never really expect to experi ence the sensation anywhere else.) It may be a pleas ing pastime for some to lie by " word . of mouth " (or at least it costs nothing). But it always strikes us as a s useless expenditure of cash (and something besides, if pome advertisers value their reputation for veracity) when they have to pay the Printer for the privilege of lying in the paperl . Our stock is well assorted it always is and we offer you everything in strictly Summer Goods at prices we put on tnem, witnout regard to values, but to move them, and move them quickly. For instance: Remainder of our Shirt Waists. All $l!50 and $1.75 Shirt Waists now for $1.00; $1.25, for 90 cts. All $1.00 Shirt Waists for 59 cts.; all 75c. for 35 cts. We also have a full line of Fancy Striped Hose worth 25c., now 15 cts. per pair, or two pairs for 25 cts. We have, still left a very nice assortment of our Keal Zephvr Uinsrhams, worth zu cts., now 10 cts. All Pongee Cloths 9 cts. last week; 7 this week. , Also, just received another lot of the celebra ted BISSELL CARPET SWEEPER sold everywhere at $3.00 OUR PRICE, $2.50. Now is the chance for every lady to buy one of these " dust gatherers," and avoid the stifling dust raised by her hitherto favorite sfence and substantiation of her i( orthodox " views in household and other matters of rule id ing to mild controversy' A Sweeping Reduction on all China Silk Dress Patterns. Our 75c. quality now 49c; 50c. ones 32 J cts. Don't fail to see them. We also have a nice line of Black Dress Goods in all the new -weaves. . We are still selling a great many Summer Wool Goods. Black Laces in all widths, in Chantilly ana Burdon. The People are the Sovereigns, and know A. ' ' They are the judges of what they European confidence in American securities is already being rapidly restored by the action of President Cleveland in convening the extra session of Congress, and the further assurance that Congress will fulfill the purpose for which it was called together. Gold is beginning to return to this country in large quantities, and there is a large and steadily increasing demand for American commodities, particularly wheat, corn, oats, and pork, which latter commodity has reached an export price. Thr Republican cry at the beginning of the present campaign, was that the country was I going to the dogs because the Democratic Ad- I ministration had no financial policy, producing a " lack of business confidence." Now that this false cry has been exposed, the indefatiga ble falsifiers still shout " lack of confidence ; but now it is all on account of the tariff uncer tainty. What next? what they are about. want, from Politics' to Dry Goods, and you can't fool em. The proof of the pudding, to them, is the eating thereof, and this is now as it ever was, and shall be, world without end or perhaps more correctly speaking, to the end' of the world. And we know what the people want,and have got it in abundance,and this the people know now, even as they have always known. And we know that you will find more and Better Bargains this week, than we can possibly tell you of; and we know, too, that you appreciate the "language of our prices," and that we shall "see you in abundance. Ti 1T OT TJiAJW L,'T T . Jr. JLVJ.. ' ' VV M- EMM Tii i Til Wait iiir I Mai THEY'RE NOT ALL ALIKE blood medicines. There's only one that is so far-reaching and so unfailing in its ef fects that it can be guaranteed to do all that's promised for it. That is Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. If that doesn't benefit or cure, you have your money back. It's not like the sarsaparillas or ordinary Spring medicines. They claim to do good in March. A nril. and "Mav. All th vear round. and in all cases, the " Discovery " purifies the blood as nothing else can. Every blood-taint and disorder. Eczema, Tetter, Salt-rheum, Erysipelas, Boils, Carbuncles, Enlarged Glands, Tumors and Swellings the most stubborn Skin and Scalp Diseases, and the worst forms of Scrofula, are completely and permanently ourea Dy 11, something else that pays them better will probably be urged as just as good." It may De, ior inm; dud il can i, do, ior you. And those who wish to take advantage of the Bargains we are daily ofTVring, will do well to call at once. Our rstock of Men's, Youth's, Boys' and Children's For colic, cramps, and pains in stomach, nothing equals Dr. Pierce's Smart-Weed Ext. FOR SALE ! Urocer; and Saloon Property of Peter King-. Is now in the market and muBt be sold. For terms apply to KbV. FK.J.J. F&R&ELU Ba venna. or I. H. PHELPS. Albert Hall Block Akron. Ohio. Ia large, well selected, and of superior quality in fact, the best the market affords and our prices cannot be beaten. H-AJiTS Of all kinds, we are selling ou the closest margins. The best, at lowest figures. And so with all other goo la in oar line, not forgetting Of which we have the best in th market, and the prices are lower, ,i quality considered, than others offer, as you will find ou comparison. And don't forget that our stock of FOREIOlsr and DOMESTIC WO OLENS Is the largest, and those desiring garments made to order, remember . it is our constant endeavor to fit "The Body.The Mind and the Purse.' 1 THE CHANGE HAS COME. CLOTHIER, MERCHANT T A. I LOR, GENTS' FURNISHER, TSo. 3 Phenix Block, Ravenna, O. 3 1 NOW As to DustersiHorse Sheets! J. C. CLARK Has succeeded N. CONVERSE & SON, and will be ready for business Friday morning. Do not wait for a further invitation, but come make our acquaintance. Friday morning. August and We show the And as for You know that we lead monials that we most complete line iu the'J-County. HARNESS them all. receive from our J. 4th, we will be ready. ; The flattening testi first customers, who ago, as to the wearing" But we increasing:. ;?3UUUUUUUUUUUU1I1UUUUUUIUUUU! bought from us about 4i years qualities of our work, make our heart rejoice knew it would come. Our trade is steadily How could it be otherwise, when prices and onality are 1 O il 1 Al ngntf tjome loin me nappy mrong. C2K "W GOCKEXi;