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McKinley Covers the En
tire Field.
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And Even Sweeps Around the
Deals Out Death and Destruction to
53-Cent Dollars Insists Upon
Present Gold Standard.
CANTON, Aug. 27. Major McKin
ley's letter of acceptance of the nomi
nation for president of the Republican
party is as follows)
"Hon. John M. Thurston and Other
Members of he Notification Com
mittee of the Republican National
"Gentlemen: In pursuance of the
promise made toVour committee when
notified of my nomination as the Re
publican candidate for -president, I beg
to submit this formal acceptance of
that Ugh. honor and to consider in de
tail tine questions at issue in the pend
ing campaign.
"'For tine first time since 1868, if ever
'before, there is presented to the Ameri
can people this year a clear and direct
issue as to our monetary system, of
vast importance in its effects and upon
the night settlement of which rests
largely the .financial honor and pros
perity of our country. It is proposed
'by one wing of tlhe Democratic party
and its allies, the People's Party and
silver parties, to inaugurate the free
and unlimited coinage of silver by in
dependent action on ithe part of the
United dates at the ratio of sixteen
ounces of silver to one ounce of gold.
"The mere declaration of this pur
pose ds a menace to our financial and
industrial interests, and has already
created 'universal alarm. It involves'
great peril to tlhe credit and business
of tlhe country, a peril so grave that
conservative men everywhere are
breaking away from .their old party
associations and limiting with other pa
triotic citizens in emphatic protest
against the platform of the Democratic
National convention as an assault up
on the faith and honor of the govern
ment and tine welfare of the people. We
have had few questions in the lifetime
of the republic more serious than the
one which is rtlhus presented.
"Free silver would not mean that
silver dollars were to be freely had
without the cost of labor. It would
mean the free use of the mints of the
United States for a few who are en
gaged in other enterprises. It would
not make labor easier, nor hours of
labor shorter, or pay 'better. The
meaning of the coinage plank adopted
at Chicago is that any one may take a
quantity of silver ibullion now worth
53 cents to the mints of the United
States, have it coined at the expense
of the government, and receive for it
a silver dollar which shall be legal
tender for payment of all debts public
and. private. The owner of the bullion
would get a silver dollar. It belongs
to him and nobody else. Other people
would get it only by their labor, the
products of their labor and something
or value. The hulliom owner on the
basis of present values would receive
a dollar for 63 cents' worth of silver
and other people would 'be required to
. receive it as a lull dollar in payment
or debts.
, "The silver dollars now in use were
coined on account of the government
and not for iprivate account or gain,
and the government has solemnly
agreed to keep them as good as the
best dollars we .have. The govern
ment 'bought silver at Its market value
and coined it, having the exclusive
control of the mint and It only coins
what it can hold at a parity with said.
The profit representing the difference
between the cammeroial value of silver
bullion and the face value of a silver
. dollar goes to the government for the
benefit of the people. The government
bought the silver 'bullion contained in
the silver dollar at very much less than
its coinage value. It paid it out to its
creditors and put it in circulation
among the people at its face value of
100 cents, or a full dollar. It required
people to accept it as legal tender and
is thus morally 'bound to (maintain it
at a parity with gold, which was then
as now tlhe recognized standard with
us and the most enlightened nations of
the world.
"The government having issued and
circulated the silver dollar, it must in
honor protect the holder from loss.
This obligation it has so far sacredly
kept. Hot only is there a moral obli
gation, hut there is a legal obligation
expressed in public statute to maintain
the ipanty.
"These dollars are not the same as
dollars which would be issued under
free coinage: iThey would be the same
in form, but different in value. The
government would have mo part in the
transaction except to coin silver bul
lion into dollars. It would share in
mo part of the profit. It would take
upon itself mo obligations. It would
not put dollars into circulation. It
could only get .them as any citizen
would get them, by giving something
for them. It would deliver them to
those who deposited silver, and its
connection with the transaction would
there end. Such are the silver dollars
y?jh.iJh. would be Issued under freeicoin
age ol silver at the ratio of 16 'tori.
. "Who would then maintain the par
ity? What would keep them ait par
with, gold? There would be no obliga
tion resting on the government to do
it, and if there were, it would be pow
erless to do It. The simple truth is,
St T'.t'krn.rV Sl6
i to a silver basis
ffharCThereiore, would stand upon their
real value if free and unlimited coin
age of silver at the ratio of sixteen
ounces of silver to one ounce of gold,
would, as some of its advocates assert,
make 63 cents in silver worth 100 cents,
and silver dollars equal to gold dollars.
"Then we would have mo cheaper
money than now, and it would be no
easier to get, hut that such would be
the result is against reason and is con
tradicted by experience, in all times
and dm all lands. It means the debase
ment of our currency to the amount of
the difference between the commercial
and coin value of the silver dollar,
which is ever changing, and the effect
would 'be to property values to entail
untold financial loss, destroy confi
dence, Impair obligations of existing
contracts, further impoverish the la
borers and producers of the country,
create a panic of unparallelled severity
and inflict on. trade and commerce a
deadly Iblow.
"To any such policy I am unalterably
opposed. Until international agree
ment is had it is the plain duty of the
United States to maintain the gold
standard. It Is the recognized and
sole standard of the great commercial
nations' of the world with which we
trade more largely than any other.
Eighty-four per cent of our foreign
trade , for the fiscal year of 1S95 was
with gold standard countries, and our
trade with other countries was settled
on a gold basis."
Major McKinley considers the decla
ration of 'tlhe Democratic and People's
Party for unlimited, irredeemable pa
per money as the most serious menace
to our financial standing and credit
that could be conceived, and appeals
to every patriotic citizen to promptly
meet and defeat it.
He condemns in the highest desrree
reprehensible "all efforts to array class
against class. The classes against the
masses, section against section, labor
against capital, the poor against the
rich, or interest against interest"
He considers protection as an issue
of supreme importance and observes
that while "the peril of free silver is a
menace to Ibe feared, we are alreadv
experiencing the effect of partial free
trada" The one he would avert, the
other correct.
He recommends the immediate res
toration by congress of the reciprocity
sections or tne tariff law of 1890. with
such amendments, if any, as time and
experience sanction as wise and prop
er, -me underlying principle of this
legislation, he declares, should 'be
strictly observed. This, he explains.
is to afford new markets for our sur
plus agricultural and manufactured
products, without loss to the American
laborer of a single day's work, that he
ffiigat otmerwise procure.
He discusses foreign Immigration
oraeay, 'but forcibly, and commends
legislation that will prevent the com
ing here of all who make war on our
Institutions or profit hy public dis
quiet and turmoil.
He favors liberal pensions for the
soldiers and sailors. . .
The Girls at Narragansett Pier Object
to Male .Exclusion.
The separate bathing proposition-
that is, to keep the sexes apart while
in the water, on moral grounds alone
is not meeting with any favor here,
as one arter another of toe belles,
when interviewed today, declared
themselves as wholly opposed to anv
change of custom and dividing line as
between the sexes. They had, they de
clared, when under the care of parent,
orotner, imisband or sweetheart, been
perfectly safe from intrusion from the
overtures1 of those who might prove
objectionable There was an added
reeling of safety when venturing
swim to the rafts and greater security
wnen diving in deep water when
strong, cool-headed man was nearbv.
No scandals had resulted from the
Intermingling of the sexes. At every
bath house the ladies were properly
protected and improper conduct had
not heea complained of to any of the
bathing masters. Bathing alone would
in. the minds of the ladies interviewed,
uw use aaiocner Aaamiess .Eden, an
uncalled for edict, a senseless, irra
tional decree, worthy only of the boss
of a home for aged and infirm old
Mrs. Charles Kandt, Near Hope, Died
From a Slight wound.
HOPE, Kan., Aug. 27. About ten
days ago Mrs. Chas. Kendt, living in
Lyons Creek township, was in the
yard barefooted and stepped on a this
tle, one of the thorns entering the sec
ond toe on the left foot
An effort was made to remove the
'thistle and from some cause, whether
from the picking of the wound or the
presence of the thistle dn the flesh.
blood poisoning resulted and despite
tne best efforts of her physicians
spread rapidly and resulted in her
death yesterday.
British Warships atZan-zibar.
Sultan's Palace Fired Upon
and Burned.
The Usurper Ignored the Ultimatum
of the British The Fire
Returned. ''
ZANZIBAR, Aug. 27. The palace of
'the sultan of Zanzibar was bombarded
i(Ms morning and at noon' was a mass
of blazing ruins. The usurping chief
tan, Said Khalid, and the commander
of his forces, Said Sales, escaped to the
German consulate, where they will re
main under the .protection of the
German flag, as cabled exclusively to
the Associated Press, Rear Admiral
Henry Rawson, C. !B., who is In com
mand of the British Cape, of Good
Hope and West Coast Africa stations,
and the British consul general, Mr. A.
H. Harding, af ter holding a conference
yesterday, communicated by cable to
the government of Great Britain that
Said Khalid, who had seized' the pal
ace and proclaimed 'himself the sultan
on the death, apparently iby poison, of
Sultan Hamid Bin Twain Bin Said,
has .been strongly rein fared and posi
tively refused to surrender. . .- .
Said Khalid had with lnm about
2,500 well armed and well disciplined
men, including 900 Askiras, trained
under British officers, plenty of am
munition, field- guns and other pieces
of artillery, which were trained on the
British warships, Flagship St, George,
third class cruiser Philomel, third
class cruiser (Racoon, first class gun
boats Sparrow and Thrush, j '
Later in the day cable instructions
were .received from London and the
ultimatum was sent to Said Khalid,
ordering him to haul down his flag
and surrender with his forces not
later than 9 o'clock this morning. At
the same time the British residents of
Zanzibar were notified to 'be on board
of Admiral Rawson's ships by 8 o'clock.
During the past night the disturbances
among the natives in the outskirts
were promptly suppressed by 350 Brit
ish marine and sailors, who wer?
landed to protect property and guard
the consulate of Great Britain. It is
understood that Said Khalid received
further reinforcements from the slave
dealers who flocked to 'his support, as
the formal hoisting of the British flag
over Zanzibar would mean the libera
tion of about 250.000 slaves and be a
death blow to slavery in this part of
east Africa.
By 8 a. m. today over a hundred
British subjects and some other for
eigners had embarked on the warships,
the Italians going on board of the
Italian gunboat Volturno and the Ger
mans seeking 'safety at the German
consulate. A naval officer was sent to
the palace square with another mes
sage for Said Khalid, asking him if
he was prepared to surrender and again
notifying him that the palace would
be Shelled by 9 o'clock promptly if he
failed to haul down his flag. Said re
plied that he would die sooner than
surrender. His answer was conveyed
to Admiral Rawson. At 9 o'clock the
flagship signalled the Racoon, Thrush
and Sparrow and they commenced
firing. 1A moment later a eruiser and
two gunboats opened fire with their
heaviest guns. Ten minutes later
they had sent storm shell and shot
Into the .palace, .tearing great gaps dn
it, causing death and confusion among
Its defenders.
A few minutes later itihe palace was
tumbling dn ruins and large rents .had
been made in the barricade of the
Said's followers, who answered .the
Are of the warships with persistency
and gallantry, and did not stop firing
until in response to the flagship s sig
nal of "cease firing. Then the guns
on the warshaps stopped 'showering
shot and shell on the shore. The
losses of the 'besieged are not known
but must have been heavy, especially
among the defenders of the palace
During the ibomhardment the sul
tan's armed steamer Glasgow opened
fire on the British warships. A few
well aimed shells from the heavy guns
of the Racoon, and a shot or two from
the four inch guns of the Sparrow,
which crashed through and through
her, silenced her fire in short order.
Ultimately she sank at her moorings.
Soon after that the palace aught fire
and the walls and roof were sent fly
ing here and there by the exploding
shells. Said Khalid and Said Sales
commander of the usurping sultan'!
army, escaped with some of their fol
lowers through the hack part of the
palace and humed to the German con
sulate, where .protection was accorded
A Russell County Man Can't Find the
Water in His well.
RUSSELL, Kan., Aug. 27. The bot
tom has dropped out of the well of J.
T. (Hastings on whose land the zinc
mine was recently discovered
Mr. Hastings had difficulty in pump-
ing water from his well, and in an at-
tempt to locate the cause of the diffi
onlty, he took the pipe out, which meas
ured: 175 feet, disjointed and over-:
hauled it When he was putting the
first 100 feet of the pipe, which meas-
ured three inches In diameter, back'
into the well it slipped from his grasp
and went down. Thinking that itj
couldn't go any further than the bot- j
torn, wmcn was supposed no oe aDoui.
200 feet, Mr. Hastings attached a grap-.
pling hook to 100 feet of rope and be-
gan grappling. He failed to reach the i
pipe and increased the length of the;
rope. Mr. Hastings then lengthened
the rope to 300 feet and grappled some j
more, but still he was unable to touch
the water has also disappeared.
Nogalee Bank Robbers Almost Run to
Earth iby Troopers.
NOGALES, Ariz., Aug. 27. (Special
Dispatch to The Republican.) News
was received here this afternoon from
Silver dty that the gang of despera
does that robbed the hank and the
Separ stage and who are responsible
for the killing of Line Rider Robson
ia Skeleton canyon, are now surround
ed them by a posse under -United States
Marshal Hall of New Mexico and two
companies of troops from Forts Bayard
and Grant. There are nine in the
party of robbers and among their
number are the three that ambushed
Sheriff 'Leatherwood's posse.
A. later dispatch says that the rob
bers replied to a request to surrender
by a volley of shots which was re
turned hy the troopers. The despe
radoes are being hard pressed and a
running fire is kept up.
They will either he captured or killed
tonight as escape Is cut off. The rob
bers have separated and will make an
attempt to escape in the darkness. One
of the robber's horses was reported
shot under him, but the rider escaped.
The Plenipotentiary .Resumes .the Du
ties of His Office.
HONOLULU, Aug. 20 (Via San
Francisco, Aug. 27, per steamer Ala
meda to San Francisco.) Minister Wil
lis has resumed the udties of his of
fice. It ds rumored his recent visit to
Washington was for a conference with
President Cleveland on annexation
policy. It is said President Cleveland
empowered Willis to enter into nego
tiations for either annexation, or a
monarchial form of governmen with
Kalulani on the throne, or an American
protectorate, the choice of either form
of government to be left to the people
to settle hy vote.. Willis refuses to
disclose President Cleveland's inten
tions till the return of President Dole,
who is now absent on the. .island of
Pouring in on McKinley on His Letter
of Acceptance.
CANTON, Aug. 27. Major McKinley
today received the following tele
graphic greetings from the Republican
state convention at Tacoma, Wash.:
"Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 27, 1896.
'Hon. Wm. McKinley, Canton:' The
Republicans of the state of Washing
ton in state convention assemhled
have rekindled the fires of 1861-65 on
the mountains and in the forest of the
Evergreen state. The tide of protec
tion is at its flood and on the 3d of
November next the Republican party
like Moses of old, will march 'between
the sea of Populism on one side, and
of Democracy on the other, straight to
the promised land of honest money.
protection and prosperity.
Major McKinley is substantially bur
ied in the avalanche of telegrams con
gratulating him on his letter of ac
ceptance. iPEAlK OF MARBLE. '
Sir Martin Conway Returns From
Spitsbergen iReporting Discoveries.
TROMSOE, Norway, Aug. 27.
Messrs. Trevor, Battaye and Graywood
the last two 'being members of the
Arctic expedition headed by Sir Martin
Conway, have returned in a little steam
It ds annouced that the results to ge
ology and geography will be very val
uable. Sir Martin Conway's expedi
tion was the first to cross the Spits
bergen from east to west. In the cen
tral portion of the island was found a
vast system of glaciers and a magnifi
cent ice plateau.
Sir Martin Conway's expedition also
made a complete exploration of the
Horn sound Tynd, a mountain in the
southern part of Spitzbergen, nearly
5,000 feet high. They report that it is
a peak composed almost entirely of
Don't suffer. Get a bottle of our
prickly heat killer. Price, 25 cents.
The Phoenix Drug Co., 15 W. Wash-
- 1 ington.
He Got a
paarjn, Tom Taueht
seeping om i augni
a Severe
v,,., rf
that ney
Could Fight as Well as They
Could Swim.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., Aug. 27,
Five young women were caught da
a rather embarrassing position near
Old Bridge yesterday afternoon. They
proved equal to the occasion, and the,
man who embarrassed them wishes he
The" young women were Marthy
Robbins, Agnes Thayer and Sadie
Hackett, daughters of farmers living
in the vicinity, and Madge and Jennie
Hackett, two sisters, who live in New
York and are stopping with relatives
dn the country for the summer. The
five went swimimiing in Manalapan
creek near Old Bridge yesterday after
noon. The city girls had 'bathing suits)
hut the farmers' daughters had none.
They were having a good time in the
water when they heard a noise in a
clump of bushes beside which they
had disrobed, and, investigating, found
Samuel Endlong, a young farm hand
employed hy Farmer Hickman, watch
ing them. The three farmers' daugh
ters retreated to the water, and all five
joined dn .begging the man to go away.
Instead he came from his place of con
cealment and began to taunt them.
The Hackett girls planned retribu
tion and carried It into effect They
executed a flank movement, and while
Budlong was chaffing the girls dn the
water the Hackett sisters sprang upon
ham irom the rear. There was a strug
gle, but the three girls in the water
saw the plan and rushed out to aid the
The five girls soon had the young
fellow in the water, and from their
accounts of what' happened he must
have wished he had never been any-
where within a hundred miles of Old
Bridge. The girls say they pounded
their victim, all ifive at once. They
soused him under water until he
strangled, and when he caught his
breath they sent him below again to
take a few more mouthfuls of water.
Budlong ibegged for mercy, and when
the girls thought they had him about
exhausted, they allowed him to go.
When he reached the 'bank he took to
his heels. The girls dressed, hurried
home and told what had happened.
Word was sent ait once to Farmer
Hickman. He went to Budlong's room
and found the young man finishing a
change of attire. His water-soaked
garments lay on tlhe .floor. His face
was scratched and his eyes were red
where the girls had struck him. Hick
man told Budlong to pack up his effects
and get out Then the farmer went
down stairs and procured a whip.
When Budlong startea to leave the
house his late employer was "Waiting
for him.
The whip caught Budlong across the
back and he started to run. So did the
farmer. For a hundred yards it was
close .race. The farmer kept right be
hind the young man, and at every few
steps the whip was brought down on
some part of Budlong's person. Mt.
Hickman's wind gave out after a while,
and he had to desist, but the last he
saw of -Budlong he was disappearing
in the distance, still on the run.
Rear Admiral Meade Pushed for Grand
Army Honors.
CHICAGO, Aug. 27. A special from
Washington says: Rear Admiral R.
W. Meade, U. S. N., retired, will be a
candidate for commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army of the Republic at
the St. Paul encampment In September.
He is a niemiber of Lafayette post of
New York and will be supported by
Boat post and several other posts m the
east Admiral Meade has a record of
forty-five years' service in the navy of
the United States and his comrades of
Lafayette post urge it as a strong rea
son why he should ibe elected com-
mander-.inchief. Another reason
urged hy Lafayette post is that al
though it has on its roll of member
ship the names of more prominent men
than any other similar organization, it
has never before sought office for one
of its members.
The Stockwell Orphanage Choir d
London Will Visit Us.
LONDON, Aug. 27. The Stockwell
Orphanage, conducted by the Taber
nacle founded by the late Dr. Spurgeon,
last night held a meeting and arranged
for an AmoricEn tour of the members
of the choir.
Rev. Dr. Lorimer of Boston spots
and -promised that the choir would be
accorded a hearty reception in Amer
ica. Rev. Dr. Eaton of Toronto spoke
and made Biniilar promises for the peo
ple of Canada. . : I '

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