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GOLD AND SILVER.
A Baillcal Chaos la Money Condi tion! Which Baa Unsettled . : j Free Sllverltes. It 1 beyond question that many sen sible and. talented men, believing in free silver,' have advocated the vfrae coinage of both the precious metals ay our government; and it Is undeniable that in the light of existing condiUoas many of these advocates are beginning to ask whet her changing conditions will not compel a radical change of judg ment on their part regarding this ques tion. i , . , , ; 'f The startling statement is made by Hon. George K, Roberts, the director ff kl " ! . 1 k liic uiiui. Ill uis incui auuuai i rpui ii that the gold coinage of the world ip J897 was the largest ever recorded, teaching an ''aggregate value of ovar '4437,000,000. against a little over $105U 0OO;000 in 'l8')6. Of 'the former. $14(1- tlOO.OOO was recoiuage. leaving nearli $300,000,000 as the year s net additi "to the stock of gold coin. Mr. Rober' also reports that the stocks of go In sight .in European banks and trea uries increased from J892 to 1897 abo $550,000,000, or over 40 per cent-., and to Jhe United State. Canada, Australia -and South America, over $110,000,0o. So that nearly $1,000,000,000 in gold his teen accounted for. i 'X This sudden increase in the amourit of gold coin in circulation is coincident with' a marked increase In the prices of many commodities. Free silver was advocated largely because of the ap- . parent scarcity of gold and the ap parent reduction in the prices of many of our agricultural products. The rad ical change in these conditions has .ed .many free silver men to change their minds on the silver question. The fu - ture oi free silver, must depend on fu ture conditions. It is possible that an increasing production of gold will, in TO MR. DINGLEY'S CREDIT. ' . A Showing- of Customs Doty Returns Which Speaka HlKbly for H Tariff Bill. Not so very long ago the free trade papers were ridiculing the Dingley bill and predicting dire disaster for the finances of the government. In. bis own behalf, and in behalf of the party which passed the bill,, Mr. Dingley stated that the receipts, during the early months when the law was in op eration, were low by reason of advance importations to escape the new and higher duties. Be was right, as time has shown.- The bill has been in operation about 17 months. It now supports the govern ment from the standpoint of a peace footing. A recourse to figures will show the statement well founded. Here is a table giving the receipt from cus- tomsand internal taxes for the calendar year just passed: .' ' Internal Total Month. Customs. Revenue. EecelDts. January ..I 14,269.492 $ 12,443.199 37.333.62S February . i5,wu,tso iz,w)3,3is sawz.abs March 15,450,431 12.888,234 82,958,750 April 14,193,976 14.819,037 33,012,943 May.. ..... 13,466,534 14,492,208 30,07,818 June 14.555,729 16,6X3.365 33,509,313 July.... ... 15.169,680 26,170,697 43,847,108 August.... 16.249,69!) Z4,U1&,34 41,782,707 September. 16.759.57 2t.555.28fl 89,778,074 October...., 15,555.234 22,356,511 89,690,051 November. 15,335,200 21,336,743 38,900.915 December 17,OOO.0O 22,500,000 41,500.000 SANK LIKE LEAD. British Ship Andelina Capsizes and 17 Men Drown. Tne vessel was a,yina; at m ... CVa OTAW V " laCUIIIMf iutll. M urn ssmmv " f pled Over and Went to the Bottom of the Bay. Taooma, Wash.; Jan. 10. The B-rdt-j f ish bark Andelina sank in 22 fathoms -tAI 1 HIS FIRST LESSON. Totals.. $177,046,234 'Estimated. $221,264,540 $440,900,664 The principal change made in the customs duties was in the tax on tea, which has yielded about $25,000 a month. From Internal revenue receipts there should be deducted about $10, 000,000 a month, or about $00,000,000, as there is fair ground for believing that the war internal revenue taxes have yielded about that much duringthe last half of the calendar year. In addition, $14,000.000,' was paid into the treasury on account of the Pacific railroad sale. THE BOY ORATOR " UNDER .THE GLASS. of water in front of the St. Paul mill wharf ami "the captain, mate and 15 of the crew were drowned. The acoideut occurred late Friday nighit. . The ship, which was of English build and worth probably $150,000, en tered this port several days' ago. She was to have loaded wheat for Europe. Friday the Andelina was taken to the Eureka dock and all ballast removed aud the hold cleared preparatory fco receiving cairgo. She Was then towed to an anchorage several hundred yards northeast of the St. Paul and Taooma Lumber Co. wharf, at which point dis aster overtook her. She had out, ac cording 'to the best information ob tainable, the starboard anchor, weigh ing at leaat two tons, while to either Bide of the vessel were aittadhed the ballast logs used 'to keep a ship upright during the absence of cargo or ballast. The shin was riding the waves serene ly when the skippers of other vessels anchored close by retired for the night. When daylight dawned no sicns of the Andelina were visible. Over the spot where Ithe ship rode ait anchor the night before only a danger signal buoy lamp was visible When the absence of the ship was discovered Cants. Foty and Burtey took the tug Fairfield and made an invest ignition and it was soon deter mined that the ship had sunk. One of the ballast logs was found. To it dan gled part of the chain which was or- ieinallv fastened to the ni-iatea snip In addition one of the lifeboats, a mat tress, with the name of the ship on it, and several oars were found. Beyond these no other wreckage hits been dis covered. As all on board perished, only surmises as to the cause of the disaster are obtainable. Shipping men say the ballast log found was from the port side of the vessel. The ship was headed in a southerly direction, or to ward the head of the bay, at the tame the irale swept down the Bound. The heavv winBs caused the ship to strain on the chains, making the log on the wcather side taut and giving a tendency ,to lift the log from the water, but the strain was too great for one of the chains and it snapped. This released the towering crafit from the greater restraint on the weather side and she lifted with the wind and, there being little restraint from the other end of the log, raised it enough to al low the right or mooring chain to slip off. The ship, freed from ballast and floating like a chiip, careened under the pressure of the heavy gale, ship- pinir jrreat quantiiTiies of water, filling completely, the hold and forecastle, causing her to capsize and sink to the bottom, all in a very few minutes. 1 The situation was further aggrava hn Lnltli rtlal.mrerfll That Yankees Could Fight Some Themselves. Capt. E. P. Howell, of Atlanta, who is serving on the Alger relief commis sion, is adding to his already well-es tablished reputation as a story teller. Whenever the investigation lags, which has been pretty oftrt up to date, owing, no doubt, to the many pressing business engagements of a private char acter of Chairman Dodge and other members of the board, Capt. Howell comes to the rescue and relieves the monotony of the session of the com mission with a story. ' The following is the gist of a story told by Howell to former Gov. Wood bury, of Vermont. Woodbury and Howell have become fast friends since they met together on common grounds in relief work. Woodbury was a union soldier, and left an arm somewhere in the south. Howell served throughout the war in the confederate ranks. "There used to be a time," Capt. How- ell went on to say, addressing his re- marks for the most part to his friend Woodbury, "when I labored under the impression that one well-equipped southern man could whip half a dozen Yankees with one of his hands tied be hind him, without half trying. That was just before the war, and don't you know it was the general impression that existed throughout the south at that time? If our people had only known the truth, perhaps things might have been different our men would not have been so eager for a scrap. But I am not going to moral ize, but relate to you a little experi ence that came under my personal observation. "A short time before Sumter was fired upon, a strong-lungea man appeared. in our locality no one knew from just where, and no one stopped to inquire 80 far as I know who would be desig nated to-day as a professional agitator, walking delegate or something of that kind. He let himself loose every night In the courthouse square to an enthusi astic crowd of men and boys. The bur den of his talk was that the southern people were the bravest and best peo ple upon the face of the earth. FARRAGUT'S BOBTAILED , NAG. Kow a Connection Bandmaster H It Off In a Grand Military Review. t In the spring' of 1804, when Gen. Banks wasin command at New Orleans, three brigades were encamped at Baton Eouge, and the raw recruits were get ting into trim for the following cam paign, and incidentally becoming fa miliar with army tactics. Finally a review was ordered, and Admiral iar ragut was to be the guest of the oc casion. With so distinguished a vis itor, the bandmaster of each regiment strove to have a better programme than the other. Besides the regular stock music, "Star Spangled Banner," "Bed, White and Blue," Yankee Doodle" and "Dixie," the band of the Twenty- fourth Connecticut had a dozen of the catchy airs of the "day, and the leader took, pride in calling for anytning ne wanted, without notice, and was sute that it would be well played. ' For the occasion Gen. Banks and his staff were handsomely dressed and su perbly mounted. Gen. Groyer and tfte . . tit. V other areneral omcers, eacn wna uis staff, were also equipped in style. The uniforms of Admiral Farragut and his staff were resplendent, but , their mounts were such as could be secured ou hort notice, and were not only popr in flesh, but also lacked drill. A large white horse was furnished to the naval chief. It was bony and minus a large Home Savings Bank Co, WELLINGTON, OHIO, ' Transact S Keneral banking - bnsiDess, tuyirig and selling notes' arid bills of ex thange. Money loaned on satisfactory collateral, mortgage, or personal seeur-. ity. Interest at 4 per cent paia on au .... hi. savings deposits, interest ereaiwa auuir ally. " YOUR BUSINESS! SOLICITED. , Safety-deposit boxes situated in our niain vault at $1.50 per year. Wm. Vischer, Pres. . .. -.. . G. E. Spitrer, Yice-Pres. J. H, Bust, Cashier. THK Guarantee Building & Loan Co, No. 343. Tbe Arcade, Cleveland, 0. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $5,000,000. SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL. $1,000,000 WELLINGTON LOCAL BRANCH. Chairman, J. fl. Ottsrbachsr. Colkcter and Local Agist, J. T. Haskalb Par value shares, $100. Monthly does, M ceots. All dues payable on or before the first business day of each month at the olflce of J, T.Haskell. Money loaned on aril mortgage only. 7 percent, on paid up stock. For further Information call on local col lector. ' Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Uyran T. Herrlck. JU Blloksnadarfsr, Receivers. . - FAST FREIGHT TRAINS DAILY LEAVE TOLEDO, TiOO P. X. ARRIVE WHEELING, Sil5 A. M LEAVE WHEELING, 6 lOO P. KL ARRIVE TOLEDO, 7 120 A. M. "ON THE BOB-TAILED NAG." part of its tail, the remainder of which was nervously kept in constant mo tion. The bugle sounded and the column passed, marching in splendid form to the music of the various Danas, eacu doinir its best. Of course the march ing men could not see what Kina oi horses had been provided. lor me "Every mother's son of us knew how quests, and as the Twenty-fourth Con- to ride and shoot, and there was not necticut approached, the bandmaster the slightest doubt about itr one south- gave a peculiar signal, and the band ern man could put a whole regiment of struck merrily into "I bet my money Yankees to flight. They were cowards 0n the bob-tailed nng, duda, duda day." by nature, and did not know one end Gens. Banks and Grover were chagrined of a gun from another, and, besides, an(j were about to order a change ef they were so wrapped up In making I music,' when they observed that tne in i MX Mlal "ha?nr4V money that they would not fight, any how. Well, Sumter was fired on In a few days after that, and most of us 'ted by ithe fact that the tides were just I young fellows, burning with a desire to MFBItS . UNCLE SAM GraciousI The More That Young Man Talks the Smaller He Gets! time, make the comparative values of , gold and silver very different from what they have been during recent j'ears, embracing a period when there was an apparent over-production of silver and an under-production of gold. If it were possible for silver to be worth more in the market relatively than gold, no one would- care to advo cate t free silver, because it would be more profitable to sell silver for gold as a commercial product than to coin it into' dollars, which would be north more than their coinage value. The discussion of the mopey ques . tion has been a good lesson for tbe United States., ,The free silver agita tion of 1S96 was much in the nature of a campaign of education for the people. But the best school, after all, is experi ence, and the wise man is he who prof its as much by the experiences of others as by his own. It is wiser to do this and it is generally much less expensive LeslieV Weekly. ; V c- i ' , V -' .''' .-' ' : ' i ' ,i ' l i i Settlers for Brrn. ' . Col. William J.. Bryan said to a Wash- . Ington reporter that he saw no signs of a diminution of the interest in the silver cause and that there was no sig nificance in the November elections. . Nt significance in the fact that Kan sas changed its Bryan plurality of 12, $69 to a republican plurality of 15,739. No significance in the fact that Ne braska; Mr. Qryan'a own state, reduced its Bryan 'plurality Of 18,576 to 3,422 No significance in the fact that the republicans gained 50.000 in Colorado, 12,000 in Idaho, 24.000 in Montana, 1,500 In Wyoming., 0.000 In Nevada. 40.000 in Utah. " - .vi ." , No significance in the fact that the state of Washington, where the allied silver forces made a desperate fight against the republicans who stood on a straight-out gold-standard platform, changed its Bryan plurality of 12.493 t "to a republican plurality of 4.000, 'f f , No significance in tbe fact that the republicans of Oregon increased their plurality of 2.117 in 1896 to 10,574. $ - No significance in the fact that Cal .( ifornia's republican plurality, of. t,797 in 1896 was increased to 30.000 in! the last election, with a gain f a senator j in congress and four representatives. f llicnmond (va.i limes. t . ... ! f . Senator Teller is to leave the dem- ocratlc national committee and, it is i stated noon ' verv coed authority, he , WD - . I would leave the party and come back to fJMhe republican fold were he not afraid of exciting the derision of the whole nation. Iowa State ReR-lsier. If these sums are deducted from tbe total receipts mentioned, there remains in round numbers $305,000,000, an even. $1,000,000 for every day in the year. Or dinarily this would have been ample, though the increased expenses made necessary by the war will make some of the new war taxes a necessity for some years to come. If there had been no war, the Ding ley bill would have furnished ample means to run the government. Of that there is no doubt. Up to the end of the year the war expenditures weTe esti Wed at $194,060,000. The bond sale, and $60,000,000 brought in by war taxes. have covered that and left & material surplus, which, however, will be needed, before matters are in normal shape. Everything considered, the Dingley bill has done well. The framers have no reason to be ashamed of their work. Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune. ! DRIFT OF OPINION. CTCol. Bryan and Aguinaldo are un alterably opposed to our system cf gov ernment, but neither seems to be able to set up anything better. Cleveland Leader. . , CGov. Bo!e of Iowa asked a friend to change a bill for him the other day. "Do you want silver?" he wa asked. "No, sir," was the reply, 'Tm sickiof silver." Chicago Tribune. OTbe speeches of William Jennings I Bryan indicate that he would Kke to join Aguinaldo to help him In hauling down the American flag in the Philip pines. Springfield (III.) News. i t3We can't believe that Teller and Stone are preparing to throw Bryan overboard. But if we could we are sure tbe unfought colonel wouldn't sink. He'a too buoyant. Philadelphia North Americun. 7Candidate Bryan and Chairman J on en are said to be at loggerheads-over the policy of the democratic party in the coming campaign. Meanwhile the prooetsion is moving rapidly away from them and before 1900 arrives they will be looking for a party to take Up their retrogressive policy. Minneapo lis Tribune. - i C"Of course Choker is a politician rather than a statesman, while Bryan doe not seem to be either. That is why Croker knows enough to drop the six-Uen-toone idea. A statesman never would have taken It up and a politician know enough to let go. Under these circumstances we hardly know how to clasa Bryan unlesa it is simply as a Bryan lte. Chicago Post. setttinsr in at the time the ship is sun- posed to have gone down. This, in n.fl nrobnbili'tv. forced the stem of the vessel around and exposed 1he broad side to the crate's fury, Lnite Sunday afternoon the ill-fated vessel was located. She lies on the bottom of the sound on Bier broad side, under 25 fathoms of water, close bv 'the spot where she h'ad wen an chored. The vessel will probably be raised and the bodies of the dead sail ors recovered When the Andelina entered this port she was manned by a crew of nearly thirty men. Some deserted and others were discharged until' oniy 18 were kit. It is said the ehip waa insured by an English agency for $100,000. ' . . THEY ARE QUIETING DOWN.) Filipinos at Hollo are Less Hostile to American Soldiers, Manila, Jan. 16. Official diapatche just received here from Iloilo, island of Panay, indicate that the natives are disposed to be friendly, although abso lutely opposed to the landing of the American forces without orders from Malolos, the seait of the so-called Fili pino national government. Some of the officials at Iloilo are not in accord with the revolutionary government, but are willing to accept an American protectorate and will go to state the case to Aguinaldo if furnished trans portation by the Americans. The United States tiransports New port, Arizona a;nd Pennsylvania, with the Eighteenth infantry, the Towa bat talion, the Sixth artillery and a de tachment of the signal corps, consti tuting Gen. Miller s expedition, are anchored close to Guimaras Island, between Panay and Negros, where an excellent water supply is obtainable, The natives, though indisposed at first to furnish the Americans with fresh supplies,;inow permit the American of ficers to go ashore and furnish them with an escort durinig the daytime. Shipwrecked mariners Rescued. , Savauwab, Ga., Jan. 16. The steam ship City of Macon brought into port last evening Capt. Kennerley and tha crew, nine men all told, of the schoon er Aloha, of Bath, Me., abandoned Sat urday night 25 -miles eoutiheast of Georgetown light in a sinking condi tion. The Aloha left Fernandina- a wek ago with a cargo of phosphate rock, bound for New York. 1 iii . i , Gold !ke Is Well Named. Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 16. The steam er Cottage City brings news from Sit ka that Gold Lake, in the Pane basin, was successfully emptied of the great er portion of its water on January 5. Many spectators witnessed the sight of draining this lake into the Pacific ocean by tunnel 300 feet long through a mountain spur. Gold Lake fell 61 feet to the tunnel level and the gravel exposed by the drainage runs $3 rto $20 a ton. The bottom of the lake contain millions in gold. Capi talists of New York and San Fraacia- 00 are behind the achema. whip a whole regiment of Yankees, admiral was laughing heartily, and with hat in hand was bowing low to the men from the Nutmeg state. The irenerals were relieved, and what at first seemed an awkward pre- REVIVO i RESTORES VITAUT1 Madta Well Man THt v.vXa.of Me. onxiAT Xl' X!TTOX UTTTVl 1J atrodnens the abav remits la days. I sou powerful!? and qaloklr. Cores whan aU othert faU. Toung men will regain taelr lot vigor, ani old men will recover their youthful power r mln jMBVIVO. It qaloklr and anrelr onrei Merv onineu, Loit Vitality, Impotenar, Lost Power, Fall ing Memorr, Wasting Disease, and all eSeeU at ezceu and lndUaretlonE,whlah mnfluoBefomndjj Datlneu or marriage. It notenlr earn sy starting t the seat of disease, but Is a grsat asrve ad blood knllder, bringing baok the flak (! tm nala cheek sad restoring the sir youth. It wards on InMnttr and Consumption. Insist oi hsTlng KltVlVO, no other. It oan beoarrledls vest pocket. Br mall an.)) per paokag.or su for BS.OO. with a positive Writtea issrssi see te sort or refnad the asse. Clrettlag ad phyeletaas advlM free. Address Royal Medicine Co., 'SSsSSftZ made hnsle to enlist. Our only fear dicanient proved to be one of the fun- was that the Yankees would surrender incidents of the day. A Yankee's before we had a chance to get at them whim to play something different from and win auy glory. 0is rival at an inopportune moment "A few months later I went Into my anj a badly used up coach horse made first engagement, isomeliow tne lan- a comblnation that Earragut oiten re- For Sale In Wellington, Ohio, ' By W. F. NEAR CO.. Druggists. BO YEARS' EXPERIENCE kees did not surrender very fast. In fuct they stood their ground and shot back at us. "I turned to Bill, my chum, and said: 4Sa-, Bill, there must be some mistake. "I DRAGGED HIM BACK." Our commander must have attacked some Of our fellows for those 'd1 Yan- " 'Looks like it, certain,' said Bill. The next moment Bill got a ball in the leg, and I dragged him back behind a tree. The tree was fully a foot thick, but it seemed to me to be the smallest tree that I had ever seen. It didn't begin to be big enough for the occa sion. The firing in front grew hot, and presently our entire line began to fall back. ferred to as a good joke on himself. N. Y. Sun. CITIZEN SOLDIERS. Privates In the Civil War Who wr Richer Men Than Their Officers. That the soldiers of the continental army yesterday farmers and arti sanscould fight, history tells; but in the transition stage, the idea oi subor dination that marks the difference be tween ani army and an armed mob was difficult to grjfsp by men in whom the idea of personal independence was so strong. " The cantaia was no better than, tne private in the village from which both hailed, and it was-not grange tu:it iuc private, when ordered by his superior officer to fetch a bucket of water from the spring, should retort: "Get it your self 1 I got it yesterday! It's your turn to-davl This was not insubordination in the view of the rank and fi, but merely the assertion! of a proper spirit of manliness. MSI KmJ .jS Tw,. Mian r'rkfM'0 Copyrights Ac. 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Price 50c and tlAQ 1 the civil war that the -private wa a richer man than the officer, as in the case of Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, who on several oc casions presented a fine horse to some major or colonel, too poor to purchase such a mount himself. There waa another soldier of this stamp, Koch by name, who was, well known in Philadelphia. He left a lor- tune of over a million dollars. It fell PHYSICIANS. MB. MILLS, M. D. Offlos over Tear's drua . store, soutaatde West Main street. Of fice hours: 10 to 12 a.m.! Ito4p. m.i 7to8p.ni, Eesldence, Courtland are. Telephone No. U "'What's the matter?' inquired Bill, to his Jot one night to be stationed aen- R "ft?.! hSSSStS& from his position on the ground. " 'Looks I ke our fellows were re treating,' says I. " 'There waa silence for a moment. " 'Say, Bill,' says I, 'do you remember that fellow who came down to our town just before the war started and told us how the Yankees were all tjiank cowards, and that one of us could knock out a regiment of them?' 'You bet I do' said Bill, 'and I just wish we had him here now.' "Wash Ington Times.- Not at All moaest. Sniff What kind of a fellow is this man, Bumpshun? It strikes me that he Is disgustingly in love with himself. Snarle He is. Think's he's a great figure in ,the world., He believes that when he builds a good fire in his sit ting-room stove the cold wave will im mediately get out of the state. Fuck. " .. . - . , Where Do They All Got We wonder what becomes of all the pocketknlves that are sold. Wash ton (la.) Democrat. tinel over a baggage-wagon. The weather waa cold and wet. This set the sentinel musing. After remaining on post for half an hour, he called lustily: v . "Corporal of the guard 1" , - , The corporal came, and inquired what waa wanting. .. Koch wished to be relieved for a few minute, having something to say to the officer in com mand of the post. His wish wag grati fied, and in a few minute he stood in the presence of Gen, Macpherson. "General," sald'he, "what is the value of that wagon over which, I am senti nel?" I "How should I know? Wat that all you wanted?" responded the general, Impatiently. " ' "Something approximate," insisted ti anlrTUr .' ' ' "Oh, well, a thousand dollars, per haps." "Very well, Gen. MacPherson," r spnded .the private. . "I will . write a check for that amount and then I will go to bed." Youth'a Companion. diseases treated without pain, or detsnlloa from business. Diseases of tbebladder treated only after a earelul examln atlon of the urine . HOTELS. TTOTEL DKF00TE. the leading hotel is) ,a.a. TV Ol 11 U,VH. J'., uvuw, 1in.Utl iun n lshed; gas, steam, hot. and sold water bath, good sample room. Livery, and teed-stabls ta oeaoectlos. Kates, $2 per day. gonth Mala street, opposite park. Q. D. 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