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BRYAN DEMOLISHED BYJ.GAGE. I GOOD' FOR THE' FARMER.
The Popoeratie Fallacies Stand No . f t-'.- Show. There & one statem ent which Bryan often during the ' presidential campaign and which he repeated in his letter printed recently in the Tribune. It is as follows: - . , "It to the contention of btmetalltsts that the opening of our mints to the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen to oie will fix a mint price for silver, Just as a mint price la now fixed for gold. They fmrtlher con-tend that the de mand thus created by law will be sufficient to utilize all the silver presented, and thus the bullion value will be raised to the coin age value." These assertions1 are criticised and their lack of truth is fully exposed by Secretary Gage. The secretary points out that the so-called "mint price" does mot fix the value of the metals which are mki ted. All that ov mint does is to return to a man in, coin, the number of grains of gold or silver 'he brings to it in the shape of bullion. All that the mint does for ihlm is to put his bullion in a form fan which, he can exchange it for commodities more easily. Were congress to halve the number . of grains in a gold dollar, the "mint price" of gold, which, is now $20.07 that being the number of dollars of 23 1-5 grains of gold each which can be coined out of 480 grains of gold would rise to $47.34 am ounce. But the value of gold bullion would not change, and ' the new dollar would buy only half as much as tie old dollar bought. Bryan asserts that under free coin age there would tee a "demand" for silver, "created by law," which, would raise the bullion, value of silver to the coinage value. That there might be a "demand," but only if the free coinage silver dollars were given that legal tender quality the Bryanites want their ' free silver dollars to carry. Thesecre- tcxy states: "The reason Why "the legal tender quaBty might or would lend a greater value to sil- ' ver 1s this, and this only: As they would serve to pay existing debts, many people would avail themselves thereof to dis charge their obligations, provided they .could make a profit to themselves by doing This they could do only In case the all ver dollars were worth less thaln gold dol lars. At the same cost most people will keep their honor artd Integrity. Many will do bo at any sacrifice. A few will forfeit both for the most paltry consideration. How great a 'demand' would be thus set up for silver dollars, as before stated, no body knows." If a free coinage law were enacted and there were no silver dollars coined at the ratio of sixteen to one, the first dollars coined under the law, according to the secretary, would be in demand at more than, their bullion value. For with oue of those dollars, worth from 40 to 42 cents, a debtor could pay off 100 cents of indebtedness. If his cred itor was pre&sing-him, the debtor would find it to his in terest to pay rather more than 42 cents or the cheap dollar he needed to cheat his creditor with. But as the mints poured out more free silver dollars "Themarket value of the coined dollar would be the same as the market value of the bullion. In It; and unless a new demand would arise not now foreseen, or unless the silver supply Should be much reduced, the value of silver, either as metal or as money, would not be essentially different from the present value of silver bullion." , The secretary points out, however, that there are in existence nearly 500, 000,000 silver dollars of 371 grains each. Those dollars are kept artificially at par with gold, but the day a free coinage law was enacted they would ' drop to their bullion, value and become cheap. There would be so many cheap dollars, with which so much indebt edness could be paid oft dishonestly, that those dollars would remain cheap. Bryam cannot get away from the sec retary's reasoning. Under free coinage the bullion value of silver and what Bryan calls "the coinage value" would coincide. vA silver dollar would buy 371 grains of silver bullion. But that silver dollar would buy less than half the goods a gold dollar would buy. It would take 40 ounces of silver, coined or uncoined, to buy an ounce of gold. Id a word, the value of silver bullion, or coin if measured' In gold, which is the world's standard, would remain precisely what it is now. Chicago Tribune. . DRIFT OF OPINION. CTThe republicans of Ohio are united. When they are that way they can't lose. Cleveland Leader. , ETWith silver falling, honest labor will not vote for paying its wages in a depreciated dollar. Toledo Blade. C7fr. Bryan can hardly be blamed . for sticking to silver.. It is worth $500 a' speech to him in gold, besides the per sonal glorification. Kansas City Jour nal. ; ' . : . ', ' ETThe latest plaint of Brer Bryan hath the sound of one crying in the wilderness, who hath punctured his tire on hij crown of thorns. Louis ville Courier-Journal (Dem.) trWorkingmen who voted for Bryan last year may be interested in the news 1 from Mexico that as a result of the re cent decline in silver the prices of every , thing have gone up with one exception and that exception is wages. Provi dence Journal. 7 What amuses us most is to see how the democrats now try to Bteal the re , publican issue of reform and economy. But the republican party was the first to take up that issue. Democrats al . ways camp a little behind republicans. Iowa State Register. C7A man who attends a democratic conference, advocates democratic doc trines, and supports democratic candi dates has no right to call himself a free silver republican. If he is ashamed of the name democrat he should keep out of the company. Indianapolis Journal. tTDemooratio organs that endured years of "deficit" under the Wilson tariff without a murmur mourn and groan and refuse to "as comforted be- ' cause the Dingley bill has not changed deficit to a surplus in two months' time. They overlook the fact that smart free traders in Europe and American job- - bers were busy as bees while democrats in congress delayed to (five them time. But wait a year; it takes time to clean up the debris. Chicago Inter Ocean. Helped by the Operation ot the Dl:e , ''ley Law. In- commenting upon the general re vival of trade throughout the country the Sacramento News insists, that the actitftty rn wool, cotton, rubber, iron' and steel manufacturing is, due to the advance in the prices of wheat and ofch-l er agricultural staples and not to any: sense to the tariff. "The mills open, only when the farmer prospers," saysi our contemporary. "The Chronicle! would have us. infer, we- believe, that) the farmers are prospering because, the mills are opening, whereas thei truth is that the inilM are opening- be-j cause the farmers are prospering." But there are several fatal defects in! the theory so dogmatically laid down.. One is that the wool, cotton, rubber , iron and steel mills and factories ini this country began to open and prices; to rise as soon as it became known thatj the Dingley tariff would be enacted and! before wheat had commenced to Doom; or the market for other products to ex pand. Another defect fs that England. Germany, France and Italy by agree ment that the tariff must close the mills with which they have been sup-, plying the American market signify in the plainest possible terms that this market has thus been turned over to, the American! manufacturers. To ask thoforeigner what set industrial wheels: in motion, is to get but one reply the Dingley bill. Leave it to him how to stop those wheels and'he will say: "Re peal the Dingley bill." It stands to reason that he is right. We have no desire to underrate the great help, which the times are having from the advance in the .price of wheat and other staples, but it is folly to attribute to that the results which are visibly due to the cutting off of the foreign supply of manuf actured goods by process of law. The entire sum that wheat will bring into this. country is no larger than the amount of the increase of bank clearings inci dent to the reappearance of hoarded millions which immediately followed the enactment of the tariff and the res toration of confidence. Allowing wheat half a billion of dollars leaves the Mc- Kinley programme already credited with as much more of released and em ployed capital. All this helps the farm er directly in that it makes a home de mand for his products for which the foreigner is not permitted to com' uete on, evem terms. To open an, iron and steel mill employing 3,000 hands is to give 3,000 men, representing 15,000 hungry mouths, the money to buy gen erously of the farmer's products, where before they bad bought most sparingly or not at all. Even if wheat had never gone any higher than it was when the industrial revival bega.n, the farmer would still have been well off. San Francisco Chronicle. AN ATTACK ON DIAZ. A Dnpmti Character Trie to Assaal the President ot Mexico Daring the Cele bration ot Independence Day, City of Mexico, Sept 17. An attack was made Thursday morning on Pres ident Diax as he was walking from the palace to the Alameda to distribute medals to the survivors of the wars. Thursday was the national holi day of the country, the anniversary of the declaration of independence, and the streets wWs toronged with people. The attack on the president was made lust before the great mm tary parade started. The assailant looks something like an Italian. The attack may be the result of the recent edict against ail forms of anarchy. One Jose Ventre, from Spain, has just been expelled from the country and sailed two davs aero for New Xork. At tne national palace the prisoner gave the name of Ignacio Amulfoa. The central thoroughfare of this city extending from the great plasa to the Alameda, or the publio park, was thronged by thousands of people, who assembled to see the military proces sion, usual on Independence day, pass by. , The sidewalks were crowded witn people and the buildings were pro fusely adorned with the national colors, foreign flags and magnificent floral displays. Gendarmes lining either side of the street kept the crowd irom Dressing in the open space, through which passed the various bodies oi civic and federal marchers on the way to take part in the publio exercises at Alameda, after which the military parade was to march through the same street on its way to the national palace to be reviewed by President Diaz. After a short wait the president came on toot, dressed in tne unuorm oi a general of division. The president bowed right and left to the applauding crowds, behind him being Gen. Pra dillo, the governor of 'the national nalace. Following them were other officers, cabinet ministers, etc. Suddenly near the Alameda there was a disturbance in the crowd on the sidewalk and a muscular man with black hair and moustache forced his way past the gendarmes and soldiers and jumped between the president and Gen. Pradillo and the chief of staff, Monasterio. and dealt a blow at the THE STELKE FAILS. Thousands of Anthracite Digger Return to Work. The Operator Conceded Nothing, the Striker Going Baok at the Old Bate ot Wares-Military Subdue Out break Sheriff Martin and Depotle Arretted. ( Hazleton, Pa., Sept 2L Unless on- foreseen developments occur the an thracite coal strike in this region is ended. Yesterday 1,200 men, half of the full complement, returned to work at the Honey Brook collieries of the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Co., as did 800 of the 1,800 at Pardee's Latimer mines, while the Cranberry, Crystal Ridge and Harwood collieries of the same company and Coxe's mines remained at work. The latter were to have settled the question of the strike Monday, but at the request of the operators held off until next Thursday. The employes of the Hazel mines ot the Lehigh Val ley Co. will probably return to-day. Nearly 5,000 strikers have returned or will do so. to-day. and a little less than that number are still out, with indica tions in favor of their joining the workers. The only incidents of Monday were small outbreaks at Latimer and ten ley, both of which were quickly sub dued, and the serving of warrants of arrest upon Sheriff Martin and a nun ber of his deputies. At Latimer a band of women attempted to drive out 800 Italians who returned to work. They were armed with clubs and stones and moved on the engine house and company stores. The raid was not ended until three companies of soldiers with fixed bayonets had pressed back and dispersed the crowd. A number of. Butler Valley miners who wanted to return to work at Latimer were driven back by a body of armed strikers which met them as they came over the moun tain a mile from camp. The disturbance at Eckley was an attempt by strikers to intimidate the men who wanted to work, and it was quieted down by the troops without violence. The break of the strike is practically a victory for the operators, one or two instances have In nnlv back of, the president's neck, but the the demand8 0l the men been granted, violence oi tne oiow was aiminisnea oy .Hhouirh several coraDanies have prom- a . - ised to consider the grievances. CALAMITY UPON CALAMITY. The Democrat Have Still Another Cry. The professional calamity howler is again wounding the air with his dolef ul ness. But his tune is changed. Instead of lamenting the lowprices of farm prod ucts, and declaring that the f asmers are being reduced to beggary because of them, he is now wailing over the fact that the high prices of farm products will increase the price of living to the "toilers," and thus they will be reduced to ipenury The two things cheap food and high prices to the farmer do not, and, from the natur of things, cannot go togetner, If the farmers are prosperous, the rest of us must expect to pay our share towara their prosperity. If the prices of farm productsare low, the farmers suffer, but all other people get their f oodstutts at a lower rate, and! thus are able to save a little in the cost of living. Taking this narrow view, the prosper ity of agriculture and the cheapness of food are antagonistic Both cannot exist at the same time and'it is impossi ble to change the condition. But to take a broad and intelligent view, the prosperity of the farmers means pros- the fact that he was crowded between the president and officers following him. The president turned around and caught sight of the assailant and re sumed his march. Meantime Chief of Staff Monasterio hit the man with a cane who, turning, seized it and broke it Gen. Pradillo hit him a powerful blow on the neck, felling him. The gendarmes rushed forward and some mounted officers and police seized and pinioned him. He was taken through a side street and led away, the people shoutinir: "Give him to us, we will hang him." The man was taken to the palace, but no weapon was found on his per son. He was taken away to the city hall, securely bound and placed In soli tary confinement WOMEN WITH CLUBS. They Attack Miners In the Fit Near Haxle. ton. Fa., and Compel Them to Ceas Work. Hazleton, Pa., Sept 17. Two hun dred and fifty women made more trouble yesterday than the 10,000 strik ing miners have caused since last Fri day's shooting. They were the foreign women of the McAdoo and Audenreid district Armed with clubs, rolling pins, pokers and any weapons they could find, they Invaded the washeries which have hitherto been working and forced the men, about 800 in number, to quit work. As the men were hus bands, sons or brothers of the women, in most instances they made no resist ance, although this is the first success ful movement to get them out At Honey Brook some of the women stationed themselves on the top of a culm bank and pelted the workingmen with stones. One Hungarian was clubbed over the head and badly in MADE IT TOO STRONG. 4MAr1 TVta 'nrtnnntai wn a fhlh rlirAPt perity for the rest of us. When they I J attempt to start tip the Lehigh and . Wilkesbarre collieries, have money they buy freely of clothes, furniture, groceries, boots and shoes, buggies and. vehicles, agricultural im plements, and the thousand and one things which are necessaries, comforts or luxuries. One-half the people of this country are dependent, either directly or indi rectly, on ogriculture for their living. If they prosper, the increased demand they will make to supply their needs end desires puts the entire industrial world to work to supply that increased de mand. And with plenty of work at good) wages the workingmen are quite wil ling, and also better able, to pay higher prices for food. Cheap food is no advan tage to a man if its cheapness results in throwing him out of employment, or reduces his wages. Toledo Blade. jcr.The state of Ohio is a republican state; the majority of her people are stanchly loyal; they had but to be awakened to the fact that indifference uDon the part of the individual, if by some possible mischance it extend too ... - M 1. , n far, may noiu a menac lor una yiu principles, and the result is a foregone conclusion. Ohio rallies to her repub licanism, which is a synonym for sound government, and the victory of 1896, which put a gallant son of the statu and the party in the presidential chair, wili be repeated in on emphatic indorse ment of that son, that party and the administration they at present repre sent. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. ; CTThe silvcrites and other "ites" were quite unsuccessful in their raid upon the farmers' congress the other day. "Calamity" W eller, oi lowa, maao n special trip to St. Paul to try to get the congress to adopt free silver, gov ernment railroads, - government teic uranhs. the income tax, and the Initio tive and the referendum and other funny ideas of that sort, but the con gress rejected all oi them, and went calmly on adopting resolutions com mending the McKinley administration and the course of Secretary Wilson. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, DesDite the determination to remain out until Superintendent Lawall was heard from regarding the 10 per cent advance demanded, a number of Hun garians and Italians reported for work. As soon as this news reached Bunker Hill and Honey Brook the attack was made. The superintendent called for assistance from Sheriff. Scott, oi Schuylkill county, in which caurrty Honey Brook lies, and that official made a demand upon Gen. Gobin for soldiers. A battalion of the Eighth regiment marched to the scene of the trouble, but it was not needed. Honey Brook being beyond the juris diction of Luzerne county, Sheriff Scott made a requisition on Gov. Hastings for troops to be stationed there per manently. The executive's answer had not yet come last evening. Another attempt to r'esume work will be made at these collieries to-day. Col Magee, of the . Eighth regiment, reported the appearance of a blood-stained Hun garian rushing towards the guard line early in the morning with four men in close pursuit The latter, seeing the tents of the camp looming up, flod. ' The American Federation of Labor has taken up. the cause of the mine workers in this region. Their organ izers are already at work here, and when this has been completed a nnl form scale will be formulated and pre sented to the operators. A Royal Mesalliance. Berlin, Sept 17. The Archduks Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive of the throne of Austria-Hungary, was married in London last week to a mid' die class lady frem Kohlscheldt, near Alx la Chapelle. The lady's father was formerly a mine manager and one of her brothers is a clergyman oi Essen. Another brother is a trade' man of Aix la Chapelle. The Lokal Anzelger: says she is & former house keeper of llerr Krupp, the iron manu facturer of Essen, where she wet Arh duke Ferdinand, . The couple have gone to Algiers. Correspondent ot a Pari Newspaper Tell of an Ultimatum Said to Have Been de livered from Uncle Sam. Paris, Sept 21. A dispatch from San Sebastian to the Temps, of this city, says that in his interview Sunday with the Duke of Tetuan, the bpanlsh min ister for foreign affairs, the United States minister to Spain, Gen. Wood ford, did not present any claim for in demnity, but confined the interview to statements of the great injuries com merce and industry had suffered in the United States through the pro longation of the Cuban war. Gen. Woodford is said to have added that Secretary Sherman had desired hiin to declare to the Spanish govern ment that it was evidently Impossible for Spain to end the rebellion in a rea sonable time and. further, that if the war was continued Cuba would be devastated and of no utility to Spain or to the Cubans. In conclusion, the Unite'd States min ister is reported to have insisted upon the necessity of terminating tile war, declaring that if it was not terminated the end of October the united States would feel justified in taking measures to secure the independence of Cuba. . - Washington. Sept 21. It can be stated in reference to the Paris publi cation rjurportinir to srive the sub stance of Gen. Woodford's communica tion to the Duke of Tetuan that there been a misapprehension on the part of the Temps correspondent on several important points, notably in respect to an ultimatum and the set ting of a time limit for the conclusion of the war. Instead oi fixing tne ena of October as the date for the termina tion of the war, that data was men tioned as the time when the Spanish onnrt would return to Madrid from San Sebastian, and when consequently mitrht be in order to return an an swer to the latest representations of the United States government through Mr. Woodford. It is declared at the state department that Mr. Woodford did not deliver himself of an ultima tum, but simply made a statement of our deen interest in a settlement ui the Cuban war. MILITARY CYCLING. Its Convenience and DIadTantca are Shown In a Report by the leader ef a ramout Band of Riders, '" Washington. Sept 2L The war de partment has mads publio the report of James A. Moss, Twenty-fifth in fantry, who commanded the bicycle corps which made tne long journey from Fort Missoula, Mont, to St Unas last summer. The document is filled with Information of the greatest value to bicyclists who contemplate making long trips awheel. Every ounoe oi food eaten, every day's events, mishaps and experiences are set down with mil itary exactness, yet in a style that makes the subject entertaining reading for wheelmen. There were many long miles of walking in the rain, of toiling in the hot sun or sleet, or suffering from the nse of alkali water, of hunger and of thirst The purpose was to test the value of the bicycle as a mili tary adjunct and the conclusion of Capt Moss upon this point is as follows: Military cycling in our army is in its infancy, and no one but a person who has had actual experience in this line can fully appreciate the possibili ties of the wheel as a machine for military work. The bike has a num ber of advantages over the horse. It does not require as much care, it needs no forage, it moves much faster over roads, it is not as conspicuous and can be hidden from view more easily. It is noiseless and raises but little dust, and it is impossible to determine di rection from its tracks. Furthermore the fighting strength of a bicycle corps is not diminished by 'horse hold era' Under favorable conditions the bicycle is invaluable for courier work, scouting duty, road patrolling, rapid reconnoissance, eta A bicycle corps as an adjunct to in' fantry or cavalry could render excel lent service where speed rather than numbers is required, such as taking possession of passes, bridges and strong places ahead of the command and holding them until reinforcements could be srotten from the main road. On the other hand in rainy weather, over bad roads, etc., the horse is supe rior. The very thought of the bicycle doing away with the cavalry altogeth er is ludicrous. Each has peculiar functions of its own a particular field in which under certain conditions the one is superior to the other. The question therefore which confronts us is, should not a modern up-to-date armv have both, that it might avail OHIO NEWS. Items of Interest from All Section of the State. Crop Report. The following is a synopsis of th bulletin issued by the United States Department of Agriculture for the past week: ' Southern section all counties south of Franklin: Clear, warm, sunny and dry. Early corn ripened rapidly and considerable was cut; dry weather i amaginsr late planted. Pastures good. Potato digging continued; sweet pota toes a fair crop. Late tobacco needs rain; in some counties cutting is being pushed. Millet being harvested. Much clover threshed for seed; fairly good yields. Tomatoes plenty. Melons are short crop, but fine. Grapes ana plums yielding welL Apples very poor. Middle section Warm, dry weather. cool nights. Corn is maturing; some is being cut Some seeding done. Ap ples poor. Potato crop discouraging. Millet cut; good crop. Clover crop good; not all harvested yet Grapes ripe and plenty! Tobacco crop good. Northern section all countries nortn of Marion: Dry, warm days and fairly cool nights. Some corn cut Pastures drying out. Clover seed being huuea; acreage large and yield fair. Grape picking begun. Buckwheat and toma toes ripening. . Melons and cucumoer vines drying. Cabbage rotting. Pota toes being dug; crop poor. Honey crop heavy. Oats fair. Akron Factories Reopen. Akron, Sept 21. The settlement of the coal strike and the consequent re duction in the price of coal have en abled a number of large factories, whicn have been shut down for weeks, to once more reopen. First among them are the clay-working industries and every sewer pipe factory and pottery in this vicinity, all of which had been shut down, have been put in operation, giving employment to nearly 2,000 men. The stocks of finished product, which are usually maintained by these concerns, have been so depleted that the shops will be enabled to run on full time until next spring at least. itself of the advantages of the one or the other, as the proper present themselves?" conditions EIGHTEEN NEW CASES. Large Increase in the Number of Fever Patients at New Orleans. New Orleans, Sept 21. The largest number of cases reported on any day Jnce yellow fever first made its ap pearance in New Orleans, two weeks ago, was recorded on the books of the board of health last evening at 6 o'clock, although at that hour not a single case had proven fatal. Ihere were 18 cases in all, including nine by Dr. Joseph Holt, all of the latter hav ing been put under quarantine regula tions. The most sensational incident of the day was the announcement from Dr. Holt, ex-president of the board ol health, that he had discovered nine cases among his practice, the first of which had come under his observation on Friday. Dr. Holt wrote a letter to President Oliphant and entrusted it to the mail and his letter reached the board of health office Monday morn ing. But fearing that the letter might not reach its destination in time, Dr. Holt sent a special messenger to the residence of Dr. Oliphant at 12 o'clock Sunday night, giving this information. At the board of health office when the Holt letter was opened there was criticism of Dr. Holt because he had adopted an irregular way in which to make known his cases, immediately upon the receipt of the letter inspec tors were sent to the houses where Dr. Holt reported sickness to exist The places were all disinfected aad guards placed in front of them. FOR $100 A TON. A GIANT METEORITE. It I Coming; to America on Lieut. Peary' Steamer The Latter Reaches a Town or Cape Breton. Sydney, C B, Sept 21. The steam sealing bark Hope, with the Peary party on board, returned from North Greenland, arrived here Monday. All were well. The Hope came into port burning her last ton of coal and with her bulwarks and decks giving evi dence of the furious sea of an unusu ally stormy summer. She Is nearly as deep in the water, as when she left here in the latter part of July, with her bunkers full of coal, for the huge Cape York meteorite, the largost in the world, is in her hold, bedded in tons of ballast Lieut. Peary also has on board but. Cape York Esquimaux, who will go with him wnen no return next year to attempt to reach the North Pole. The Esquimaux have tneir tents, dogs, sledges and canoes. ' t . Tit for Tat. . , Washington, Sept 2L Auditor Cas tle, of the post office department, has sent notice to four chiefs oi divisions and about 20 clerks in his bureau, ask ing them to show cause why they should not be reduced in Balary and position, with the end in view of ap pointing other clerks to tneir pi aces. Mr. Castle says that all seven of the chiefs of divisions in his bureau were selected from private life by the Cleve land administration, displacing in manv instances men who had been in the. department, for years, while in other cases old soldiers had been re moved. A Projectile Maker Claims He Can Turn Out Cheap Armor, Plate A Plant to be Built. Reading, Pa., Sept 81. Several gov ernment officials were in this city last week in consultation with J. H. Car penter, the steel projectile manufac turer, whose proposition to make armor plate for $100 a ton is now be fore the armor board. Uy his new method be claims to have eliminated a serious difficulty which all have to con tend with, that is, the acid reactions in the molten metal, which have pre vented steel from being used with more confidence and saving in enor mous wastage of castings which could not .be used, because they were un sound and full of blow holes. A plant is now being erected at Cramp & Sons' shipyard, Philadelphia, under Mr. Carpenter's supervision, which will soon be ready for the mak ing of castings and the carrying out ot any further experimental worn wnicn he may desire to enter into, . . The present method of making steel for armor plate is by what is well known as the open hearth process and it takes from eight to ten hours to convert iron mixed with steel scrap into steel, while Dy the new process the same amount of steel is made In less than an hour and without the dif ficulties of casting incident to the open hearth method. C. B. Preachers May Use Tobacco, Ashland, Sept 21. The east Ohio conference of the United Brethren church adopted a resolution reaffirm ing the general conference law which prohibits the election to office of a minister who uses tobacco. Immedi ately Rev. M. L. Oliver, who uses the weed, was elected presiding elder. H explained that his physician had pre scribed it, and the explanation was accepted. The conference finally de cided to rescind the anti-tobacco reso lution and enforce the general disci pline only. Refused to Indict. Bowling Green, Sept 18. -The grand jury, which has been in session here four days, adjourned yesterday and failed to find indictments against Sam Barber, shooter, and George Grant owner of the oil well at Cygnet thai was shot and caused an explosion, kill ing eight persons. Over 50 witnessei were heard. The coroner found a ver diet declaring all persons connected with the shooting guilty of gross care lessness. Cold Weather and a Coal Famine. Cleveland, Sept 2L No coal hat reached Cleveland since the settlement of the great strike. The cold weathei Monday set the telephones in th offices of the retail dealers to ringing steadily as order after order for the precious commodity poured in. Nearly every applicant was told that th( yards were empty and that coal could not be supplied even if 8100 a ton should be offered. Filled the Big- Tent. Springfield, Sept 21. The big tent .. i a 1 1 ! 1 on tne grounus oi tne suver camp meeting was crowded yesterday. Hor ace L. Chapman, the democratic candi date for governor, was among the speakers and he held several recep tions during the day. Among tn other speakers were Senator Jones, of Arkansas; ex-Uov. St John, oi lian- sas, and iieien in. uougar. They Expect to Reach the Bouth Pofe. New York, Sept 21. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, who was a member of Peary Greenland expedition of 1891, sailed from here Monday on the steamer Coleridge for Montevideo, wkere he will join the Gerlich Antarctlo expedi tion. He hopes to reach tbe bouth Pole. The Gerlach expedition, under command of Lieut de Gerlach, left Antwerp on July 83 on the Belgic, a whaling ship especially strengthened for the perilous undertaking. The Belgio Is provisioned for two years, Dr. Cook will be the only American in the party.' ' . . Increased Business Activity. . Massillon, Sept 2L The resumption of work at the mines has resulted in an increased business activity here. On tbe three railroads train crews were put to work getting out local trains, and the miners have prepared si great deal of coal for mining this week, and within three days the production of the district will be up to the average. Fine Horse Cremated. Youngstown, Sept 17. Fire broke out at John A. Liogan s urioie stocn farm Thursday noon, destroying a large barn, cremating eight fine horses and destroying nearly a dozen fine car riages. The firemen from the city saved the other property. The loss will reach 835,000; covered by insurance. Assigned. Ashtabula, Sept 21. E. A. Grimm A Co., the largest dealers in wall paper; books and 5 and 10 cent goods in Ash tabula, have assigned for the benefit ot creditors. Assets and liabilities unknown. Bought a Railroad, Columbus, Sept 18. The sale of the Lancaster & Hamden railroad to CoL W. 11. Stevenson was confirmed by the United States court here yesterday. A New Railroad Project. Columbus, Sept 16. The Michigan & Ohio Belt Line Railway La has amended its charter so as to enable it to build a line from Bryan, Williams county, through Fulton, Henry, Wood, Seneca, Sandusky, Huron, Erie and Lorain counties to Cleveland. Raised the Price of Ulasa, Cleveland, Sept 16. A conference of all of the window glass Jobbers In the United States east of Chicago was held in this city yesterday. The object of the conference was to secure uniform ity of prices and take action on labor, tronblea. '