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IlIINSLEY, KANSAS CURRENT COMMENT. - ' Thi towpaths of all the New York canals are now open to bicyclist. SAif BeRsardiho, CaL, is said to be the latest county In the United btates, covering 21,172 square miles. Tbx year book for 1895 of the de partment of agriculture at Washing ton was said to be ready tr distribu tion. A statement was made that 2.00C tailors were out of employment in New York because the vast army of wheelmen had ceased to wear fine clothes on Sunday. Abtificial silk, that is a substance resembling silk and fulfilling in large measure the manifold purpose of silk, is produced by an elaborate chemical process out of such a prosaic substance as wood pulp. According to the author of an Eng lish book entitled "Criminal Statistics," authors, editors and journalists fur nish a larger proportion of criminals than any other profession. In France the notaries are the greatest rogues. Among the mar.y maladies of this (feneration, the Baltimore Hun says, it that of the autograph fiend, evinced io the hunting and persistent petitioning for detached signatures of all sorts oi persons of more or less contemporary fame. Six people destitute and discour aged are all that now remain of the colony of the Vermont and Massa chusetts people comprising several hundred families who emigrated eight years ago to Topolobampo, on the Mexican coast. Commenting on the fact that 6,324,. V04 persons, or 13 per cent of the pop olation of Massachusetts cannot read or write, the Boston Herald remarks: "What astonishes one is that no state west of the Mississippi river, with the exception of four southern states, ranjc as high as Massachusetts in the num ber of illiterates in its population." A good deal of comment is devoted to the changes which are noticeable in marriage data. It is said that mar riages are fewer than they were and that the average age nas risen from 18 and 23 years to 30 or over. The deduc tion drawn is that women are enjoy ing a greater degree of freedom and are seeking higher intellectual devel opment. A New Yore bookseller makes the) plaintive statement that "we have lost more money in the past four years than we made in 16 years before; and bicy cling is undoubtedly the chief, if not the only, cause of the trouble." The Phil adelphia Record wonders if the cheap magazines and the great dailies have not wrought more, mischief than the bicycles, ad says it is the fashion now to lay all the trad slumps on the Wheels. Joux Sullivan issued a challenge to any man in the world to engage with him in a sleepleSs contest for 30 days. Sullivan works in the Swedes iron furnace, Philadelphia, anil for ex actly one month he never closed his eyes for a minute. He was in perfect health, and worked regularly every day, suffering no ill effects from his long period of sleeplessness. One con dition of thS challenge is that each contestant shall walk a mile every hour during the 30 days. There is a strange custom attendant Upon local elections which has existed in Brown township, Delaware county, O., for the last 30 years. It is that of eating 40 dozen hard-boiled eggs on election night at the expense of the successful! candidates. Neither the bill of fare nor the number of egga is ever varied. Each year a committee is selected to secure the eggs and prepare the feast. When the count is finished the eggs are passed around and the banquet begins. The persons who are elected foot the bill. The loss of property caused by 4he recent tornado at St. Louis, according to the official estimate of Mr. Freder ick, president of the board of assess ors, based upon a careful investigation number of houses totally destroyed was 321. Placed side by side they would cover one side of a street for a mile and a hall Te total number of buildings damaged was 8,513, a row 33 miles -long. Counting only five per sons to the house, this number of houses would make a city of 40,000 in habitants. One cf the most eccentric characters in Indiana is Allison Dewitt, of Battle Ground, an old bachelor, who has lived alone in a little cabin for nearly half a century. Over one year ago he began digging his own grave, which progressed slowly because of his feebleness, and he spent several weeks in walling it up. Then he contracted with a Logansport firm for a suitable monument, bearing his own epitaph, and the stone was recently placed in position. He stipulated that no capital letter must be used on the tombstone save in the word God. A terrible famine, which threatens to plunge the most prosperous portion of Tonkin, China, into the direst mis ery for many years, is desolating that country. The harvest has been a fail ure' and the natives throughout the whole of the country are in the most miseraoie condition, in Hanoi, the other day, a mother offered her three infants for eight cents, preferring to hand them over to a European -rather than see them perish from hunger in her arms.- Inhabitants emigrate from the country en masse to the cities to beg for sustenance, while many others are going about p illaging. , A machine . has been invented for typewriting and adding figures at the same time. The invention is intended to quickly and accurately add a column or columns of figures, and, at the same time, and by the same manipulation of the keys, to print these figures upon a sheet of paper or a blank book in the order in which they are added, so aa to form a proof sheet, which will verify the correctness of the addition. The machine works with the ease of a type writer, and its speed is only limited by the skill of the operator. It subtracts by a reversing arrangement, the regis tering disk running both ways. M'KINLEY AND HOBART. The Republican Ticket Chosen at St. Louis. Only One Ballot Required to Settle the Question MeKlnley's Vote Overwhelm ing Garrett A. Hobart, of New Jersey, for Vice I resident. St. Louis. June 10. At two o'clock yesterday In the national convention the roll of states was called for nom inations for president. There was no response until the state of Iowa was reached, when Mr. Henderson said: "Mr. Chairman, Mr. John N. Baldwin, of Council Bluffs, will speak for Iowa." Mr. Baldwin was. greeted with ap plause, as he arose to place in nomina tion Senator Allison, of Iowa, which be did in a short, forceful speech. Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana were called, no one responding. Upon the call of Maine, Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts, took the MAJ. WILLIAM M'KINLEY. speaker's stand and placed in nomina tion Speaker. Thomas B. Reed, of Maine. The mention of Mr. Reed's name was received with loud applause sand cheering, led by the Maine delega tion. To add to the enthusiasm, some admirer of the Maine statesman sus pended a large picture of Mr. Reed from the gallery, which evoked many demonstrations of approval. Mr. Lit tlefield, of Maine, seconded the nomi nation of Mr. Reed. The clerk proceeded with the call of the roll until the state of New. York was reached, when Hon. William A. Sutherland, of that delegation, arose. His appearance was greeted with ap plause. He said: "The claims of the state of New York and Her favorite son will be presented by her other fa vorite son that citizen of all the states of the union--Chauncey M. De- pew." Great enthusiasm was mani fested by the convention on this an nouncement, during which Mr. Depew proceeded to the platform and pre sented the name of Gov. Morton. When Mr. Depew had concluded his speech nominating Gov. Morton, of New York, the secretary resumed the calling of the roll. There was no re sponse when North Carolina and North Dakota were called, but when he said Ohio it seemed as though the opportu nity the convention had waited for had arrived. More than half the delegates climbed on their chairs, waving hats and plumes which had been distribut ed, and there was terrific cheering. Gov.. Bushnell mounted a - chair and was recognized, but the enthusiasm was so great that he could not be heard for several minutes. Finally he was heard to say: "Mr. Chairman, GARRETT A. HOBART. Senator Foraker will speak for Ohio and Ohio's candidate." Senator Fora ker mounted the platform amid deaf ening applause and began his speech. When Mr. Foraker mentioned the name of William McKinley a wild cheer broke out and the people climbed upon their seats yelling from their ele vated positions. When Pennsylvania was called, Gov. Hastings arose and addressed the con vention in behalf of Hon. M. US. Quay. The chair then announced that the roll would be called for thft nomina tion of president. The roll was called, and after several challenged votes had been estraight ened out Chairman Thurston an nounced the vote as follows: Fox William McKinley, 661K; Morton. 58. Allison, 35K; Reed, 84; Quay, 61; Cameron, 1; blank, 4- After the announcement of the vote, as soon as order was7 restored, the men who had nominated the other candidates made short speeches, pledg ing support to the ticket, and seconded a motion to make the nomination unanimous. The next order of business being the nomination of vice president, Bulkley, of Connecticut; Garrett A. Hobart, of New Jersey; C W, Leppett, of Rhode Island; H. Clay Evans, of Tennessee, and James A. iValker, of Virginia, were placed in nom, nation. . The nomination of Hobart was made unanimous and the convention ad journed sine die. How the Kansane Voted St Louis, June 19. There waj some thing of a stir when a call of the Kan sas delegation was demanded by Tom Anderson on the motion to reject the Teller platform. . The poll was finallj taken and Delegates Anderson, Ran dolph, Lambert, Murdock and Vincent voted inf favor of the Teller platform. Montana's; protest. St. Louis, Mo., June 19. The Mon tana delegation had agreed on a dec-, lanation and protest to be read to the convention yesterday, but in the tu mult it could not be presented, nd an extemporaneous speech of Senftot Mantle took its place. a t Woolen ami to Close Down. Lowell, Mass., June 19. The Mid dlesex woolen mill, of this city, em ploying 1,000 hands, will close, its de partments one after another for an in definite period beginning next .Mon day. Overproduction is the reason as signed for the suspension. THE PLATFORM. an Text of the Resolutions Adopted fc tne Republican Convention Vote on the Financial Flank. St. Louis, June 19. The finance plank in the platform recommended by the committee on resolutions was adopted by the convention by a vote of B12X ayes to 110 nays, the balance being adopted by a viva voce vote. The platform is as follows: The republicans of the United States, as sembled by their representatives in national convention, appealing for the popular and his torical justification of their claims to the natchle&s achievements of K years of repub Jcan rule, earnestly and confidently address themselves to the awakened intelligence, ex perience and conscience of their countrymen m the following declaration of facts and prin ciples: For the first time since the civil war the American people have witnessed the ca lamitous consequences of full and unrestricted democratic control of tee government. It has een a record of unparalleled incapacity, dls lonor and disaster. In administrative man agement it has sacrificed indispensable reva lue, entailed an unceasing deficit, eked out (rdinary current expenses with borrowed noney, piled up the public debt by (202,000.000 In time of peace, forced in adverse balance of trade, kept a perpetual nenaee hanging over the redemption fund, pawned American credit to alien syndicates and reversed all the measures and results of suc tessful republican rule In the broad effect of ts policy it has precipitated panic, blighted industry and trade with prolonged depression, slosed factories, reduced work and wages, ealted enterprise and crippled American pro luction while stimulating foreign production for the American' market Every considera tion of publio safety and publio interest de mands that the government shall be rescued from the bands of those who have shown them selves incapable of conducting it without dis aster at home and dishonor abroad, and shall be restored to the party which for 30 years ad ministered it with unequaled success and prosperity. And in this connection we heartily indorse the wisdom, the patriotism and the success of the administration of President Harrison. We renew and emphasize our allegiance to the policy of protection as the bulwark of American industrial independence and the foundation of American development and pros perity. This true American policy taxes for eign products and encourages home industry; it puts the burden of revenue on foreign goods: it secures the American market for the Amer ican producer; it upholds the American stand ard of wages for the American workingman; it puts the factory by the side of the farm and makes the American farmer less dependent on foreign demand and price: it diffuses general thrift and founds the strength of all on the strength of each. In its reasonable applica tion it is just, fair and impartial, equally op posed to foreign control and domestic monop oly, to sectional discrimination and individual favoritism. We denounce the present democratic tariff as sectional. Injurious to the publio credit and destructive to business enterprise. We de mand such an equitable tariff on foreign im ports which come into competition with Amer ican products as trill not only furnish adequate revenue for the necessary expenses of the gov ernment, but will protect American labor from degradation to the wage level of other lands. We are not pledged to any particular sched ules. The question of rates is a practical question to bo governed by the conditions of the time and production: the ruling and un compromising principle is the protection and development of American labor and industry. The country demands a right settlement, and then it wants rest We believe the repeal of the reciprocity ar rangements negotiated by the last republican administration was a national calamity, and we demand their renewal and extension on such terms as will equalize our trade with other nations, remove the restrictions which now obstruct the sale of American products in the ports of other countries and secure enlarged markets for the products of our farms, forests and factories. Protection and reciprocity are twin measures of republican policy and go hand in hand. Democratic rule has recklessly struck down both, and both must be re-estab lished. Protection for what we produce: free admission for the necessaries of life which we do not produce: reciprocal agreements of mutual interest which gain open markets for us in return for our open market to others. Protection builds up domestic industry and trade, and secures our own market for our selves; reciprocity builds up foreign trade and finds an outlet for our surplus. We condemn the present administration for not keeping faith with the sugar producers of this country. The republican party favors such protection as will lead to the production on American soil of all the sugar which the American people use, and for which - they pay other countries more than 1100,030.000 annually. To all our products to those of the mine and field, as well as to those of the shop and fao tory, to hemp, to wool, the product of the great industry of sheep husbandry, as well as to the finished woolens of the mill we promise the most ample protection We favor restoring the early American pol icy of discriminating duties for the up-building of our merchant marine and the protection of our shipping in the foreign carrying trade, to that American ships the product of Amer ican labor, employed in American shipyards, tailing under the stars and stripes and manned, officered and owned by Americans mar re tain the carrying of our foreign commerce. The republican party is unreservedly for iound money. It caused the enactment of the iaw providing for the resumption of specie payments in 19T9; since then every dollar has been as good as gold. We are unalterably op posed to every measure calculated to debase 3ur currency, or impair the credit of our coun try. We are? therefore, opposed to a free coin age of sliver except by international agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until such an agreement can be obtained the existing gold standard must be preserved. All our silver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with geftd, and we favor all measures designed to maintain inviolably the obligation of tho United States and our money, whether coin or paper, at their present standard, the standard ot the most enlightened nations of the earth. The veterans of the union army deserve and should receive fair treatment and generous recognition. Whenever practicable they should be given the preference in the matter of em ployment and they are entitled to the enact ment of such laws as are best calculated to se cure the fulfillment of the pledges made to them in the dark days of the country's peril. We denounce the practice in the pension bu reau, so recklessly and unjustly carried on by the present administration, of reducing pen sions and arbitrarily dropping names from the roll, as deserving the severest condemnation of the American people. Our foreign policy should be at all times firm, rigorous and dignified, and all our interests' in the western hemisphere watched and guarded. The Hawaiian islands should be controlled by the United States, and no foreign power should be permitted to interfere with them: the Nica ragua canal should be built,ownedand operated by the United States, and by the purchase of the Danish islands we should secure a proper and much-needed naval station in the West Indies. The massacres in Armenia have abused the deep sympathy and just indignation of the American people, and we believe the United States should exercise all the influence it oan properly exert to bring these atrocities to an end. In turkey. American residents have been exposed to gravest danger and their property destroyed there and every American citizen and American property must be absolutely protected at all hazards and at any cost. We assert the Monroe doctrine ta its full ex tent, and we affirm the right of the United States to give the doctrine effect by respond ing to the appeals of any American state for friendly intervention in case of European en croachment. We have not Interfered and shall not interfere with the existing posses sions of any European power in this hemis phere, but these possessions must not on any pretext be extended. ' We hopefully look for ward to the eventual withdrawal of the Euro pean powers from this hemisphere and to the altimate union of all the English speaking part of the continent by the free consent ot its Inhabitants. . From the hour or achieving their own inde pendence the people of the United States have regarded with sympathy the struggles of other mericaa people from European domination. We watch with deep and abiding interest the uerole battle ot the Cuban patriots against cruelty and oppression and -ttor-beat hopes go out lor the roll success of their determined contest for liberty. The government of Spain. paving lost control of Cuba, and being unable to protect the property or lives of resident American citizens, or to comply with its treaty obligations, we believe that the government of the united States should actively use its influ ence and good offices to restore peace and give inaepenaence to the island. The peace and security of the reoubllc and the maintenance of its rightful influence among- toe nations of the 'earth dimaat1 a naval power commensurate with its position and responsibility. We therefore favor the continued enlargement of the navy and a com plete system of harbor and sea coast defenses. For the protection of the equality of our American citizenship, and of the wages of our worklngmen against the fatal competition of low-priced labor, we demadd that the immi gration laws be thoroughly enforced, and so extended as to exclude from entrance to the United States those who can neither read and write. The elvil service law was placed oa the statute book by the republican party, which has always sustained it and we renew our re peated declarations that It shall be thoroughly and honestly enforced and extended wherever practicable. We demand that every citizen of the United States shall be allowed to cost one free am? unrestricted ballot and thatuch ballot shal) be counted and returned as east. We proclaim our unqualified condemnation of the uncivilized and barbarous practices, well known as lynching or killing of human beings, suspected or charged with crime, witljj out process of law. We favor the creation of a national board of arbitration to settle and adjust differences which may arise between employers and em ployed engaged in interstate commerce. We believe in an immediate return to the homestead policy of the republican party and urge the passage by congress of the free home stead measure which has already passed the house. We favor the addition of the remaining ter ritories at the earliest practicable date, hav ing due regard to the interests to the people of the territories and to the people of the United States. All the federal officers appointed for the territories should be selected from bona fide residents thereof, and the right of self government should be accorded as far as prac ticable. We believe the citizens of Alaska should have representation in the congress of the United States to the end that needful legisla tion may be intelligently enacted. We sympathize with all wise and legitimate efforts to lessen and prevent the evils of in temperance and promote morality. The republican party is mindful of the rights and interests of women. Protection of American industries includes equal opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and protection to the home. We favor the admission of women to higher spheres of usefulness, and welcome their co operation in rescuing the country from demo cratic and populist mismanagement and mis rule: Such are the principles and polices of the republican party. By these principles we will abide and these policies we will put in ex ecution. We ask for them the considerate judgment of the American people. Confident alike in the history of our great party and in the justice of our cause, we pre sent our platform and our candidates in the full assurance that they will bring victory to the republican party and prosperity to the people of the United States. SILVERITES WALK OUT. After Their Protest Is Heard Against the Financial Plank They File Out. St. Louis, June 19. The silver men, to the number of 23, walked out of the convention after their protest on the financial plank had been read to the meeting. Senators Teller and Cannon shook hands with Chairman Thurston and Mr. Foraker and bade themgood-by and turned toward the steps leading down to the right hand center aisle. Meantime men, women and children from the pit to the last tiers of the galleries had climbed upon their chairs. As Teller and Cannon stepped into the aisle a dozen silver colleagues rose and followed them. On each side of this aisle the delegates were facing it, all standing on their chairs. As the file of stern faced men marched, along the long pathway to the door a great yell went up before which every j other outbreak of the day paled into silence. It was a shout in which ad miration, defiance, derision and rage were joined. The band in the highest gallery broke into the tumult, but its brazen clangor made no impression on the vocal storm and was drowned in it. The following delegates were those J who walked out: The entire delega tions of Colorado and Idaho, 3 from Utah, Pettigrew from South Dakota, Ilartman from Montana, Cleveland and Strother from Nevada. The Utah men were Cannon, Kearns and Allen. None of the delegates from the terri tories went out, DETROIT TRIBUNE BOLTS. Repudiates tbe Republican National Plat form pi "Damnably Unpatriotic and Un Republican." Detboit, Mich., June 19. The Trib une, one of the oldest daily newspa pers in the west, and the leading re publican paper of Michigan since the birth of the party, will unequivocally repudiate yesterday's action of the re publican national convention in de claring absolutely for the. gold stand ard as against bimetallism. The Tribune will say that while the party's candidate is all right, "the platform on the only important issue before the country is damnably unpatriotic and tin-republican." It will say: "No one's republicanism can be impugDcd if he continues to stand squarely on the national and state platforms of the past, and if he repudiates utterly the false and un American fulmination of St Louis conspiracy," and advises active cam paigning against "gold monometallism congressional candidates." TELLER'S FINANCIAL PLANK. The Colorado Senator Offers a Substitute for the Gold Flank, bat It Is Defeated. St. Louis, June 19. After the read ing of the majority report of the com mittee on, resolutions Senator Teller offered the following substitute for the financial plank: We, the undersigned members of the com mittee on resolutions, being unable to agree with that portion of the majority report which treats of the subjects of free coinage and finance, respectfully submit the following paragraph as a substitute therefor: The republican party favors tbe use of both gold and silver as equal standard money and pledges its power to secure the free, unre stricted and independent coinage of gold and silver at our mints at the ratio of sixteen part of silver to one of gold. This was defeated. Teller's Coarse Indorsed. Denver, CoL, June 19. The follow ing telegram from Gov. Mclntire, oi Colorado, was sent to Senator Teller at St Louis soon after news was received of his having walked out of the con vention: A national salute, with eight guns to follow, being fired at the state capital in honor of yourself and the other Colorado delegates for your brave and patriotic stand and loyalty tc the people you represent We are proud ot the delegation, and delighted. Salutes were also fired in Pueblo, Lead ville and Aspen. e Unable to swim. Dallas, Tex., June 19. Charles Simon, 16 years old, wai yesterday drowned in the Trinity river,at a point a short distance above the Dallas brewery, fle was a member of a fish ing party and went into the river to bathe. He was unable to swim, slipped under the water and sank. His body was recovered an hour later. A Family ef Seven Drowned. Baxer City, Ore., June ia A dam at the, head of Goodrich creek burst Tuesday night and Clark French, his wife and five dhildren were drowned. Some of the bodies were found several miles from the scene of the fatality and out of the course of the stream. Near Fort Sebinson, Neb., Private J. B. Nellis, of the Ninth cavalry, was drowned while teaching his cavalry hone to swim. A PROTEST. Document of the Silver Men Read in the Convention. e senators Teller, Cannon and Others Enter Their Objections to the Republican. Platform The A merleao Peo ple Favor Bimetallism. St. Louis, June 19. After the adop tion of the platform by the convention Senator Teller asked that Senator Cannon be allowed to read a personal statement prepared by the silver men, which was granted. The statement was as follows: : To the Republican National Convention of the United States: In announcing the purpose asserted in this paper, it is due to our constit uents and to ourselves that there shall be a public showing of vindicating fans. The sole authorized expression of national republican faith from June 9, 1890, until the present date nas been the platform adopted in the national sonvention at Minneapolis. Neither the utter ances of state conventions nor the attitude of individuals could change the tenor of that platform, or abate the activity of its binding force. Every delegate to this convention was elected as its adherent and its advocate. True one of its most Important paragraphs has been subjected to such a divergence of construction as to make its language unsatisfactory during the intervening time, and dangerous if con tinued in the future, but of the intention con tained within that language there has never been-a doubt. s It is the rightful province of this convention to revise the party tenets and to announce anew the party purpose. The majority of this convention in the exercise of such authority has this day made official annunciation of re publican law and gospel. With much of the platform we agree, believing that in many es sential particulars it compasses the needs of humanity, affirms the maintenance of right and proposes the just remedy for wrong. But it declares one elemental principle not only in direct oontravention of the expression of party Nith ia 1392. but in radical opposition to our solemn conviction. We recognize that in all matters of mere method it is but just' and helpful that the mi nority shall yield to the will of the majority, lest we have chaos in parties and in govern ment. But as no pronouncement by majori ties can change opposing knowledge or belief sincerely entertained, so it eannot oblige mi norities to abandon or disavow their princi ples. Assuredly, as it is requisite for peace and progress that minorities shall yield to ma jorities in matters of mere method, just so surely is it necessary for the same peace and progress that minorities shall not yield in matters of fundamental truth. The republican platform of 1892 affirmed that the American people from tradition and inter est favored bimetallism and demanded the use ot both gold and silver as standard money. This was accepted by us as a declaration in be half of the principle upon which rests the in terest of every citizen and the safety of the United States. In such terms the platform was then satisfactory to the believers in bi metallism within our party. Only because of equivocal construction and evasion, has it since been demonstrated to be insufficient As the declaration of 1892 has been by a ma jority of the party construed to justify a single gold standard for our monetary basis, and a? the recent trend of the official power of the party has been in that direction, we can but assume that the money plank of the new plat form being much more favorable to perpetuate gold monometallism, will be determinedly used in behalf of that idea. The republican party has won its power and renown by pursuing its purposes courageously and relentlessly. It Is therefore only in accordance with the party'a history to assume that if it shall come to present authority in the United States it will crystallize into law and administration under this tempting platform the perpetual single fold standard in our finances. This, if long continued, will mean the absolute ruin of the producers of the country and finally of the na tion itself. The American people not only favor bimetal lism from tradition and interest, but from that wise instinct which has always been manifest in the affairs of a people destined for the world's leadership.. Under the operation of our great demand for advancement we have become to other nations the greatest debtor nation of the world. We pay the vast charges which every year accumulate against us in the clearing house of the world with the money of the world, procured by the disposal of our com modities in the markets of the world. We are a nation of producers. Our creditors are na tions of consumers. Any system of internation al or national finance which elevates the price of human product makes our burden lighter and gives promise of that day when it shall ba entirely left and our country freed financially, as it is politically, from the domination ot monarchy and foreign autocracy. Any system of finance which tends to depre ciate the price of human productions which wo must sell abroad but in so far adds to the bur den of our debt, and conveys a threat of the perpetual servitude ot the producers of our debtor nation to the consumers of creditor na tions. To us it is a folly without parallel that this country, or any political party therein, should deliberately accept a money system which enriches others at our expense. History, philosophy, morals, all join with the commonest instinct of self-preservation in demanding that the United States shall have a just and substantially unvarying standard composed of all available gold and silver and with it our country will progress to financial enfranchisement But with a single gold standard the country will go on to worse de struction; to continued falling prices, until our people would become the hewers of wood and drawers of water for the consumers in creditor nations of the earth. To such an unholy end we will not lend our selves. Dear as has been the republican name to Its adherents, that name is not so dear as the faith itself. And we do not sacrifice one jot or tittle of the mighty princl pies by which republicanism has uplifted the world when we say that at the parting of the ways, we cling to the faith, let the name go where it wilL We hold that this convention has seceded from the truth: that the triumph of such secession would be the eventual destruction of our free dom and our civilization. To that end the peo ple will not knowingly follow any political party; and we choose to take our place in the ranks of the great mass of citizens who realize that the hour has come for justice. Did we deem this issue less important to hu manity, we would yield, since the associations of all our political lives have been intertwined wilt the men and the measures of this party of pest mighty achievements. But the people cry aloud for relief: they are bending beneath a burden growing heavier with the passing hours endeavor no longer brings its just re ward: tearfulness takes the place of courage and despair usurps the throne of hope and un less the laws of this country and the policies of political parties shall be converted into me diums of redress, the effect of human despera tion may sometime be witnessed here as in other lands and in other ages. Accepting the fiat of this convention as the present purpose of the party, we withdraw from this convention to return to our constitu ents the authority with which they investc" us, believing we have better discharged thet trust by this action which restores to them authority unsullied, than by giving cowardly and insincere Indorsement to the greatest wrong ever willfully attempted within the re publican party once redeemer of the people, bet now about to become their oppressor, un less providentially restrained by the votes ot free men. This document was signed by Sena tors Teller, of Colorado, Dubois, of Idaho, and Cannon, of Utah, Congress man Hartman, of Montana, and Mr. Cleveland, of Nevada, as the represent atives of their respective states on the committee on resolutions. VENEZUELA AGGRESSIVE. Troops Enter the Disputed Territory Brit Ian, Purveyors Molested. Loxdojt. June 19. In the. house ol commons to-day the secretary of state for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, confirmed the report that Venezuelan troops had entered the territory in dis pute between Venezuela and British Guiana and had interfered with a party of British surveyors who had asked for the support of the colonial authoritiea Five Were Killed. Utica, N. Y., June iff The boiler of the steamer Titus Shard exploded on the canal at Little Falls. Five per sons were killed, but the names of only two ean be learned as the bodies, ar badly mangled, ' APPEAL. FOR SILVER. Twenty-Six Delecatee to the Kepnbllenn Convention Issue an Appeal to the Coun try. St. Louis, June 2a The silver men had a conference yesterday and issued the subjoined address which was signed by 26 delegates to the national republican convention: To the People of the United States: Obey Ing the call of duty and justified by the com mon citizenship of this republic, we address this communication to the people snd the forthcoming conventions of the United States. In doing so we claim no authority or right other than that which belongs to every man U express personal convictions: but we respect fully solicit the co-operation of all who believe that the time bas come for a return to the simpler and more direct methods of naming men for national service than has obtained in recent years. Recognizing the value and the splendid achievements of political parties in this country, as elsewhere we are yet constrained to believe that for more than iO years no one of them has been entirely sufficient for the needs ot people. The great trend to better things rest ing in the heart and the purpose of all men, has been stayed during the latter part of this generation by the failure of parties to express in their achievements the highest hope ond aspiration of the mass of the people who con tltute the parties. And there has been grow ing in this country swelling with each recur rence of the national election a great mass ot independent thinkers and voters, which, fail ing in itself to control, has gravitated between the two parties. What has been the cause of this mighty oscillation of a mass which this year has probably obtained controlling proportions! Every man can answer to himself. If he nas been an observer, if he has had inter ists that were affected: if he his felt a hope to see greater justice done and has leen that hope blasted: if he knows that the general dissatisfaction has arisen from the fact that the party promises made were broken to the people by party performance, he knows that soon as the election was over and successful candidates installed they became the servitors of the party and the advocates of a narrow and non-progressive policy within which alone there seemed to be an assurance of selfish safety and partisan approval. We hold that in the great work of social evo lution in this country monetary reform stands as the first requisite. No policy, however promising of good results, can take its place. Continuation during the next four years upon the present financial system will bring down upon the American people that cloud oi im pending evil, to avert which should be the first thought of statesmen and the first prayer of pa triots. Our very institutions are at stake. To-day, with a rapidly increasing population, with widely swelling demands, the basis of our money is relatively contracting and the people are passing into a servitude all the more dangerous because it' is not physically ap parent. The nation itself, as to other na tions, is losing the sturdy courage which could make it defiant in the face of injus tice and Internal wrong. From the farmer and the tradesman to the government there is apparent the same shrinkage from giv ing offense, lest tbe venireance ot some of fended financial power should descend. The' business man submits some portion of his Judgment and his will, and the nation submits come portion of its international right, lest some mighty foreign creditor shall make de structive demands. Where will all this end If the people shall decline to assert them selves? Where will it end if tbe older parties in their determination to maintain themselves in power for power's sake alone shall refuse to recognize the right and the hope of humanity? This country cannot much longer exist free And independent against all the rest of the world, nor can its people much longer bo free in the noblest sense of the term it the United States, a debtor nation, shall follow a policy dictated by creditor nations. We produce all the necessaries of life. Other nations consume our products. In the raoe for existence it is a constant struggle between producer and con sumer. Our present system of money deliberately submits to tho desire and the profit of creditor nations, leaving us in the mass and as individuals, a prey to money -gathering and the deadly cheapening of the old world. The onlv remedy is to stop falling prices, the deadliest curse of national life. Prices will never cease falling under the single gold standard. The restoration of bimetallism by this country will double the basis of our money system. In time it will double the stock of primary money of tho world will stop falling prices and steadily elevate theca until they will regain their normal relation to the volume of debts and credits in the world. Bimetallism will help to bring about the great hope of every social reformer, every believer in the advancement of the race who realizes that the instability of prices has been the deadly foe of our toilers and the servant of the foreign interest gatherer. Bimetallism will held to bring the time when a certain ex penditure ot human toil will procure a certain financial result Who among the great masses of our people in the United States, but feels that his lot would be better, his aspiration take new wings ifjhe could know in tbe performance of his la bor what would be the price ot his product! It is in the hope that the masses and the re maining conventions will have the courage and the generosity to unite for this purpose that we have dared to offer our views to the people of the United States, and because in the past there has lacked a rallying point for the masses who hold as we do to this belief, we venture to act, trusting that it will be re ceived in the same spirit of conciliation, con cession and hope with which we put it forth. With this in view, we offer to the forthcom. ing conventions and to tbe people the name of a man for the presidency of the United States whose life in public and in private represents those distinguished virtues which adorned the days and the deeds of the earlier time of this republic, a return to which virtues is requisite for the prosperity and contentment of tbe peo ple and the perpetuity and commanding ex ample of free institutions. That name is Henry M. Teller, a man of the people and for the people. Ho is of no section. His experience and service, bis devotion to the common justice and the common cause of his fellow citizens has been as wide as the coun try. We believe that the pople of the United States have him in their hearts as he has had their interests in his purpose through all (he work of an exalted life. It is not merely as the exponent of monetary reform that we pre sent this man to the people. It is true that he has waged a -mighty war for the restoration ol the money of the constitution, and his name has been identified as that of no other living man with this great cause. In submitting his name to the people, we remind them that just a generation ego from the heart of the boundless west and touched by the finger of God there arose an emancipator who was powerful in the work of human deliverence. By his wis dom, his courage, providentially directed, millions were set free and the nation kept In Its holy union. If others shall see this opportunity as we see it, if our fellow citi zens shall see this duty as we see it that sublime history may be repeated and another man clothed in tbe majesty of devotion to tbe race will be lifted to power where, by his wisdom and courage, providentially directed, more millions may be made free from chains as galling as those of actual slavery and the nation may be preserved in the unity of its mission to the world. Ex-Consul Walker Arrive In Kansas flty. Kaksas City, Mo., June 2a Ex-; United States Consul to Madagascar John L. Waller arrived in this city last night over the Missouri Pacific road from St. Louis. He was accompanied by his family. Mr. Waller is looking well and apparently enjoying good health. While evidence of his recent punishment is very distinguishable he is yet in good physical condition In an interview he said Cleveland and his cabinet were responsible for his long confinement in prison, and gave the press of the country the credit for his liberty. Three Roys Drowned. Louisville, Ky., June 20. The dis appearance from home Wednesday night of three boys was cleared up at three o'clock yesterday morning when a fisherman found their clothing on the dam at ths falls. After six hours work the bodies were recovered by the crew from the life-saving station. The victims were: George -Gibbons, ten years; Patrick Charles Dugan, ten years; Willie O'Brien, 11 years. The boys ran away from home, and no trace of them could be, found. None could swim. It is supposed they were writing and stepped over their aeptn from a ledge ox rock PROVERBS ABOUT THE CZAR. The czar, too, dies when his houe comes. The czar lungs cannot put out the sun. y When the czar takes snuff the people sneeze. If the czar be a rhymester let the poets beware. One ha to bow before the czar, even, if the czar be blind. The czar has long arms, but they do not reach to Heaven. ""' The czar may be the cousin, of God, but he is not His brother. The crown of the czar does not pro tect him against headaches. When the czar dies the moujik would, not change places with him. The fat czaris not heavier for ueatfc to carry than a lean beggar. Whoever needs the car'n favor must not disdain the good will ot his valet. When the czar wishes to cut leather straps the peasants must furnish their hide. The czar can shake the terrestrial globe, but cannot make It deviate from, its axis. He whom the czarina hates 1b de spised by her lady in waiting, hated by her tire woman, and sent to the devil by her chambermaid. BRIEF AND INTERESTING. The British museum receives an av erage annual installment of 250,000 newspapers. The amount of money held by the va rious London banks is not far short o 250,000,000. There has been a remarkable absenco of serious agrarian crime in Ireland during tbe past three months. Before a Chinaman can quit Australia he is compelled to register hlb departure and leave his photograph. Scarlet fever kills yearly, on the av erage, about 21,0,00 persons, chiefly chil dren not exceeding ten years of age. A healthy man respires 10 or 20 times a minute, or over 20,000 a day; a child, i5 or 35 times a minute. , Lettuces double the size of thosrt grown in the ordinary way have been obtained by the new process of irrigat ing tbe soil below the surface. A manufacturer of artistic furniture in Paris has just completed a chair the forelegs of which arc of solid gold. It is valued at $35,000. CHURCH AND" CLERGY. Asyut training collegp, Egypt, need funds for the erection of larger build ings. The property of the Salvation Army in the United States is valued at nearly $3,000,000. The degree of doctor of divinity was last year conferred on 355 persons in the United States. The cause of foreign missions has lagged the past year because of hard imes. This is the report of every de nomination. English bishrfps receive from 2,500 to 10,000 and each is provided with a palace in which to reside. There are said to be considerable perquisites at tached to the office. Traveling churches are to be estab lished on the trans-Siberian railway, which passes through many desert tracts, where neither village nor church can be met with for miles. Iowa appears to have churches enough to meet all demands upon them. With a seating capacity of 1,303,804, they have a membership of only 571,264. Meth odists are mast numerous in the state. Next come the Roman Catholics, the Lutherans aeid the Presbvterians. LITTLE FUNNIGRAPHS. .Her Father "Has my daughter given you any encouragement, sir?" Suitor "Well, she said vou were alwavs a. very generous parent." Philadelphia American. She "When they hear you are golnjf to be married, dear, won't they raise your salary?" He "I am afraid not, darling; they have beard it so often be fore." .Truth. "Mary, I Jiope you took good care of my animals while I wa away." "In deed I did ; only once I forgot to feed the cat." "I hope she didn't suffer." "O, no! She ate the canary and the parrot." Flicgende Blatter. Bobrey "Did Mr. Slimpley buy those tickets you expected to sell him for the concert in aid of the orphan asylum?" Gimbey "Xo; but he promised to write a letter expressive of his sympathy for the glorious cause." Box'oury Gazette. FOR THE HOME DRESSMAKER. Never gore both sides of the widths of a thin cotton gown. Steam the rain spots on your velvet cape and brush up the pile with a whisk while holding the wrong side of ths material over a steaming tea-kettle. When a petticoat pushes toward ths front it shows that it has fullness there which ought Jo be in the back, and it may also mean that the back of the skirt is too long. To take the creases out of your black silk skirt either dip each piece in a that naphtha is very explosive) and hang out-of-doors to- dry, or lay a wet sheet on the right side of the silk, and iron nntil dry. Unfortunately, thie latter metbod is apt to remove the .gloss. Oranges should be eaten freely as long as they are in season, for. besides being delicious fruit, they contain a large quantity of citric acid, so valuable Var its medicinal qualities. U AJflnl U Blood is essential to health. 37ow is the a me to purify and enrich the blood, and, dins give vigor and vitality, by taking fhe One True Blood Pari Per. All druggists, tl. Hood's Pills cure all Liver Ilia, 2S cents.