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THE "LIFE ELIXIR."
Pr, Hammond Says the Brown-Sequard Potion is Simply a Tonic. A Gang of Horse Thieves Extending from Dakota to Montana. Sensational Reports. Baltimore, August 10.—A special from Washington gives an interview with Dr. HammoDfl relative to Brown-Sequard 's "elixir of life." He declared that the sen sational publications about this new preparation were not authorized or justi fied in any way. The doctor asserted that the new remedy was believed to be in the oature of a tonic, which it was thought would be beneficial, especially to old peo ple. He denounced the foolish story that it was something that was going to pro long life indefinitely or restore old people to youth. Neither he nor Brown-Sequard had ever called it "elixir of life." Discovery of Horse Thieves. St. Paul. August 11.—The Globe prints the following from Lamonre, N. D.: A gigantic horse stealing industry is thought to have been established along the Mis souri river. Different parties take old, de rrepid horsss out among the hills which are totally uninhabited, and any strays that may be around will come to these horses, when they are caught and sent to other parties connected with the gang and soon they will have the hor-es hundreds ol nules from where they were picked up and then offer them for sale with safety. The facts lead to the belief that this organiza tion leads from near Pierre, S D , to Great Falls, Mont., and probably to the British possessions. Singular Lawsnit. Tacoma, August 11.—A singular case was tried in Judge Patrick's court yester day. Santos Cardova, an Italian, is the guardian of a pretty Italian girl whom he hoped some day to make his wife. In April Martin Petrick, another Italian, ap peared in the field and proposed marriage, but the young lady said she was engaged to Santos. Petrick thereupon asked Santos what he would take for his claim on her affections. He named $150 as the price and a bargain was speedily made. Car dova relinquished his claim on his fair countrywoman to Martin Petrick, who soon found that the sale did not sell, as the maiden did not lavish any affection upon him. He then proposed to trade back but the cash was refused. He brought suit but the court decided that the contract was illegal and Petrick lost his money. Fatal Railroad Accident. Charlotte, N. Y., August 10—A col lision between two passenger trains occur rnl near Forest Lawn,on the Home, Water town & Ogdensburg railroad this morning, telescoping the cars, killing one person and badly mjuring three others. The person killed was Emma Perrin, St. John, Mich , aged 23. Her father and mother were on the train and both badly hurt. Andrew Tiffany, of Oswego, badly injured, and not expected to live; Mrs. Lewis Moore, of Gratwick, N. Y., leg brokcD; Mrs. Brown, of Sherman, N. Y., leg broken, one foot and the toes of the other cut off. The other two are unknown. Oregon Forest Fires. Portland, Ore , August 11.—A forest fire is ragiDg in Washington county, only about fifteen miles from this city. The people living near Cedar Mills are hasten ing to the open plains. The road from this city to that place is lined with flames, and is no longer passible. Several farm houses and barns have been burned with their contents, and the total loss will be heavy. The air for miles around is fall of smoke and cinders, and burning brands are falling in showers. A dense pall of smoke also hangs over Portland, flhere has been no rain for two months, and the whole country is as dry as tinder. Small fires are reported in many directions, and greater damage is feared. _ Double Murder. Eldorado, Ks., August 11.—August Snyder, a saloon keeper, shot his wife and mother-in law early this morning. Snyder is an ex-convict, having served a term in the penitentiary for hank robbery. Of late he has been living separate from his family. Last night he broke into the house where his wife and her mother were living and shot the former in the breast and the latter through the stomach. His mother-in-law cannot live, bat Mrs. Snyder will probably recover. The cause of the tragedy is un known, although it is supposed that Snyder committed the deed on acconnt of his wife refusing to live with him. Train Robbers at Large. Denver, Col., August 8— No trace yet has been had of the Thompson Springs, Utah, train robbers. Both the Rio Grande railway and the express companies will offer large rewards for the capture of the outlaws, and several well organized posses have left Grand Jonction and Green River in pursuit. It is the opinion of the officers that the robbers are the same gang who some months ago successfully held up Tel Inride, Colorado, National Bank, for $4(1,000. ___ Appointments To-day. Bar Harbor, Augost 10. President Harrison made the iollowing appoint menu: Samuel F. Phillips, of North Car olina, commissioner on the part of t e United States under the Nensulean an United States treaty concerning judgment claims ; Charles Pope, of Missouri, consul at Toronto; Richard G. Gay, of the Dis trict of Columbia, consul general a Ottawa. __ ^ireat Trotting Race. Buffalo, Ann.« Si-Fifteen thousand fetsona attended the great circuit meeting to day. The chief event was the special race between Belle Hamlin and Harry Wilkes. Belle Hamlin won the first and second heats. Time, 2.15 and 2 17$. HANDS UP. A Robber's Work on the Wisconsin Central. Minneapolis, August 8. —The Wiscon sin Central passenger train from Chicago which passed Chippewa Falls, Wis., at 4 o'clock this morning was held np and robbed by a single man between Chippewa Falls and Abbottsford. Thirty minutes before the hoar named a man entered one of the sleeping cars of the train and com manded the conductor and porter to throw np their hands. He then proceeded to "go through" them, taking all they had One passenger was robbed and a shot was fired at the porter, but no one was hit. The robber palled the bell rope as soon as he completed the robbery and when the train came to a stop he jumped off and escaped. Minneapolis, August 8.— The man is described as having the appearance of a woodsman. He wore a slonch hat, carried a gun and had a big knife in his belt. He enb red the sleeper and drove the porter to one end of the car. The porter did some yell ing to awaken the passengers, whereupon the robber fired. This pat a quietus on the porter. The robber took from the con ductor $30 and a silver watch, from the porter a gold watch and a small amount of money and from the passengers some money and watches. He tackled another passenger, but the latter told him the con ductor had all his money. As a matter of fact, however, the man had $500 on his person. DEAD SHO TS. New England's Victorious Riflemen. Boston, August 10.—[Special.]—Boston will extend a cordial welcome to her vic torious riflemen who so ably represented Massachusetts abroad. The team sailed from Queenstown last Saturday and is ex pected to reach here to-morrow. The riflemen who conquered all competitors met abroad return with an international pennant besides five team flags as trophies of their unbroken line of victories. The reception by the city authorities will be in the form of a "breakfast," at which the city committee on armories, Chairman Rogers of the aldermen, and President Allen of the council, with a few other municipal dignitaries, will attend and wel come the team. IN LIMBO. Charged With the Crime of Forgery. New York, Angast 8. — Eben T. Allen, until a lew days ago president of the Forty Second and Grand Street Ferry Railway company, was brought to the Toombs police court this morning charged with forgery in issuing certificates of stock of the company to the amount of $110,000. The accused was beld in $100,000 bonds, in default of which be was locked up. Allen seemed very cool and admitted issuing 100 shares of stock and getting the benefit of it, but denied forging the signatures of John Green and Charles Cnrtis, former presidents of the company. _ _ _ Entertaining President Harrison. Boston, August 8.—A special train, with President Harrison and party, palled oat of the Boston and Maine depot at 9 a. m., en route to Bar Harbor. A large crowd witnessed their departure, which was made to the accompaniment of a salute by Bat tery A, and continued cheers of the crowd. The first great demonstration after the departure from Boston was made at South Lawrence, where the train stopped. There this morning, the crowd around the depot cheered and fired a sainte as the train stopped. The President went out to the rear of the car and shook hands with hun dreds of people. Gov. Goodell, o New Hampshire, and staff joined the train at this point. Mayor Mack 'formally wel comed the President at Lawrence. The President bowed in response and again the crowd cheered him with cries of "Long live the President," and the train moved off. ». 2™ At the depot at Portland, Maine, the President was greeted by a great crowd. Hon. S. B. Reed introduced the President and later] he bowed amid great cheering. Next camej;Brnnswick, where another crowd cheered and twenty-one guns weie fired. At Augusta the gentlemen who joined the train were Mayor Lane, Post master Manley, Hon. John L. Stevens, Minister to the Sandwich Islands, and National Committeeman I. Manchester Haynes. Ellsworth, Me., August 12 —The Pres ident and party came this morning and the ride over the country constituted the chief feature of the day. After lunching with[Senator Hale, the President was en tertained in the honse and strolled through the grounds until 4 p. m., when both Secre taries Blaine and Tracy and other mem bers of his party were driven with him to Hancock hall where a reception was held. This was the first formal popular reception that he has beld since leaving Boston on Wednesday, and the people of Ellsworth tamed oat in large numbers to greet him. After[an introduction to the committee who had managed the affair, the President shook hands with the people as they paased before him. This evening there is a dinner at Senator Hale'a. It includes, in addition to the visitors from Bar Harbor, Jndge and Mrs. Emery, Judge and Mrs. Wiswell and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Cummings. ___ Appointments To-Day. Washington, Angnst 8.—The follow ing appointments were made today: Thomas W. Blackburn, of California, chief of Ed oca* ion division in office of Commis sioner of Indian Affairs ; Frank M. Lewis, Pomona, Cal., Special Indian agent vice S. Weiten, resigned. SnspecUBnrke Said to have Confessed Chicago, Angnst 8.— It is reported with mach positiveness that Burke has con fessed. The story now goes that he had an interview of two hours duration with States Attorney Longnecker and Chief of Police Hubbard. The assertion is made that a letter signed by Burke will be produced in c >urt, repudiating Kennedy as his attorney. Details of the alleged confession are lack ing, and the official confirmation cannot yet be had. GOLDEN GRAIN. A Wheat Crop of 85,000,000 in the Da kotas and Minnesota. LARGE WHEAT CROP. Minnesota and Dakota Produce 83, 000,000 Bushels. Minneapolis, Angnst 9.— "The wheat crop in Minnesota and Dakota will reach 85.000. 000 bushels, and I think will go 90, 000,000," was the announcement of the editor of the Market Record tl is morning. "It will b« the best crop harvested in six years," said Manager Robbins, of the Northwestern Elevator Co. There is confi dence on every hand and the above are the sentiments of grain men generally. Two weeks ago a few made predictions of 80, 000,000 bushels and a majority said the claim was too high. Now an increase of 5.000. 000 bushels above that is named by some and is not regarded as unreasonable. Samples of wheat shown by varions ele vator lines from houses widely apart show alnn st uniform excellence. It is expected that with no storms the crop in Minnei ota will be harvested in ten days and in Dakota in fifteen days. ALASKAN BOUNDARY. A U. S. Surveying Party in the Field. Toronto, Ont., August 8.— The survey ing party sent oat by the United States to definitely determine and establish the Alaskan boundary is now at work. They stopped at Onnalaska, where soundings were made and the variations of the mag netic needle ascertained. The surveyors with stores disembarked at the month of the Yukon river and proceeded on their way to the interior. The department is thinking of sending an expedition to as sist the United States party, but nothing is as yet definitely settled. If matters are satisfactorily arranged a party will start next month, and proceeding by boat up the Yukon, winter there and continue operations next year. As a Matter of Course. Chicago, August 11.—The five thousand people of Hyde Park, which wss recently annexed to Chicago, were for the first time in a long period treated to-day to open saloons on Sundays. The State law clos ing the saloons on Sunday is a dead letter in Chicago, and the Hyde Park saloon keepers have succeeded after much ma neuvering in reaching an understanding with the authorities whereby the statute bill hereafter will be nullified in Hyde Park. Every saloon in the big district was in fnli blast yesterday, the signal for opening having been an official order that all barrooms shonld in accordance with the city ordinance keep curtains down on Sunday. The regulation in regard to the curtains was religiously enforced by the police. _ _ Desperate Coal Strikers. Freensburg, Pa., August 11.—Another outbreak is expected to occur at the Hecla coke works in the morning The Hungarians held a secret meeting last night and decided to renew the fight on Monday and prevent men at Hecla works from goiDg to work. The sheriff has organized a posse of forty men with Winchester re peating rifles and sent them to tne Hecla works. Engineer Green, who was beaten by a desperate mob yesterday, will prob ably die. Another of the injured, who had a rusty pick sunk into his shoulder, will also die. The Hungarians say they will not allow work to proceed at the Hecla until the advance is given them at Mon moth. There are not more thau half a dozen Americans in the mob. Fatal Railroad Accident. Topeka, Kansas, August 11.—The Cald well express on the Rock Island railroad collided with a freight train this evening on a curve two miles west of this city. T u e baggage and express cars of the passenger train and many of the freight cars and both engines were wrecked. Expressman Couiter was crushed to death; fireman Pat Donovan fatally injured, and Lew Ball, a brakeman, had one leg cat off and other wise injured. None of the passengers were injured. ___ Much Money involved. San Francisco, August 10.—In the superior court Jndge Hogne yesterday de cided the suit of U. S. vs. Chapman in favor of the Bank of California, arising ont of the great wheat deal of Isaac Friedlander ten years ago. Action was commenced for the purpose of redeeming certain lands which Chapman & Friedlander conveyed to the bank as security for indebtedness on notes amounting to over $700,000 with in terest at ten per cent. About $1,500,000 is involved in the sait. Delivered to the Sheriff» Chicago, August 8. —Martin Barke, the Cronin suspect, was taken to the coun ty jail and delivered to the sheriff this morning. This ended the habeas corpus proceedings for the purpose of allowing Barke's attorney to see him. Identified Bnrke. Chicago, Angnst 12. —Bnrke, the Cro nin suspect, was identified by Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, owners of the cottage in which Cronin was mnrdered, as the man who seated it from them giving the name of Frank Williams. Evarts' Affliction. Windsor, Vt., Angnst 12.— Senator Wm. M. Evarts is here suffering from a serious affection of the eyes. He is preparing to go to Europe to consult leading specialists. New Tariff Proposed. Chicago, August 8. —The Transconti nental Association is in session considering a new tariff based upon the new agree ment between the Southern and Canadian Pacific roads. The meeting will continue several days. Three Bodies. Johnstown, August 8. —Three more bodies have been taken oat of the rains near the lower end of town. terry killed. The Slayer ol Broderick Dies With His Roots on. San Francisco, August 14.—Ex-Judge David S. Terry was shot and killed by Deputy United States Marshal David Na gle at the breakfast table in the Depot hotel at Latbrop this morniDg. The shoot ing was caused by an assanit made by Terry upon Justice Field, of the United States Supreme Court, at Lathrop, Cal. Upon the arrival of the southern overland train here at 7:20 this morning, United States Supreme Jndge Stephen J. Field and Deputy Marshal David Nagle walked into the depot diningroom for breakfast and sat down side by side. Soon after ex Jndge David S. Terry and wife came in also. They proceeded to another table. Mrs. Terry, evidently recognizing Justice Field, did not sit down, bnt retired to the train for some unknown purpose. Before reaching it, however, and as soon as she had left the dining room, Jndge Terry ap proached Justice Field, stooping over him and gently slapping his face once. At this juncture Deputy Marshal Nagle arose from his seat and shot Judge Terry, apparently through the heart. As he was falling the depnty marshal shot again, bnt missed him, the bullet going through the floor. Both shots were fired in quick succession. Jndge Terry had hardly fallen when Mrs. Terry rushed to the side of his body, threw herselt upon it, aDd then ensued a scene of the wildest excitement. People rnshed from the dining room and others rushed in. During this time Justice Field and Deputy Marshal Nagle retreated to the sleeping car, where they were securely locked within. Before the train palled oat Constable Walker entered the sleeper and was carried away on board the train. He informed the spectators that he knew his duty and would perform it. Daring the time the train was standing at the depot Mrs. Terry was ranning wildly alternately from the body of her hnsband to the sleeper, demanding admittance that she might slap Justice Field's face, and at the same time 1 egging that they be detained and have their examination here. Previous to the entrance of Constable Walker into the sleeper Sheriff Purvis and deputy of Stanislaos county, had already taken charge of Deputy U. S. Marshal Nagle. San Francisco, Angnst 14.—News of the shooting of Judge Terry at Lathrop caused intense excitement here. Mrs. Terry was formerly Sarah Althea Hill, who through long litigation claimed to be wife of ex Senator Sharon. Terry was her attorney. Jndge Field decided she was not Sharon's wife. Sarah denounced Field in open court as corrupt. Field ordered her removed from the court. Terry drew a knffe in her defense and both were then sent to jail for six months for contempt of court. This was in September last and to day was Terry's first meeting with Field since his release. That there would be a killing when they met was generally be lieved, owiDg to Terry's record. He came to California in 1849. In 1856 he slabbed a member of the vigilance committee and came near being strnDg np. In 1859 he killed Senator Broderick as the result of political differences. Lathrop, Cal., Angnst 14.—After the shooting Deputy U. S. Marshal Nagle backed np against the wall of the dining room and warned every one not to molest him, saying that he was a United States officer in the discharge of his duty. There was no semblance of an attempt to molest him at any time. Constable Walker took Deputy Nagle from the train at Tracy and proceeded with him to Stockton, where he is now in jail. States Attorney White has ordered the arrest of Justice Field upon his arrival in San Francisco, and has telegraphed the order to the sheriff of San Francisco. Remission of Sentence Asked. London, August 13—A meeting to con sider the case of Mrs. Maybrick was held at the Cannon Street Hotel to-day. A reso luiion was adopted to petition the Home Society for a remission of her sentence. Mrs. Maybrick's Condition. Liverpool, Angnst 13.—Mrs. Maybrick is in a very depressed state. She passes much of the time in moaning for her chil dren and weeping The chaplain is de voting much of his time to the condemned woman and she appears to be inapprecia tive of his visits. To Be Arrested. San Francisco, August 14. —Chief of Police Crowley received a dispatch from Sheriff Curtingham, of Stockton, to arrest Judge Field and Deputy Marshal Nagle on the arrival of the train at Oakland. Capt. Lees at once left for Oakland and will take them into custody unless they leave the train at some point along the road. TRUCK EE FIRE. Hotels, Churches, and School^ Houses and Other Buildings Burned. San Francisco, Angnst 13 —News is received here that a fire broke ont at Trockee late yesterday afternoon and burned thirty-five buildings in the busi ness portion of the town. The flames were first discovered in the residence of engineer Dudley. The Southern Pacific railroad company's fire train, which was stationed at Summit, was despatched to the scene of conflagration aud lent mach assistance in suppressing the fire. The buildings burned included the public school house, two chniches and the American hotel. Sacramento, Anggst 13. —A disastrous fire occurred yesterday afternoon at Trnckee, horning all east of Bridge street aDd north of the railroad to the ronnd house. The American hotel, Irwin's livery stable, Methodist aDd Catholic churches, two school houses, Ellen's lumber yard, Good Templar's Hall and thirty dwellings, were burned, rendering many families homeless. Loss seventy-five thousand dol lars. _____ The Loss will not Exceed $5,000,000 Portland, Oregon, Augost 12. —Assist ant general freight agent cf the Northern Pacific, who returned to-day from Spokane Falls, says that the total loss of property de stroyed by the recent fire will not exceed five million dollars instead of fourteen millions. The Northern Pacific's loss will be ander $ 100 , 000 . A TRAIN WAYLAID. Scene of the Robbery, Crevasse, on the Rio Grande Western. Successful Defense of the Express Car Passengers Lost Their Money and Watches. TRAIN ROBBERY. Passengers Relieved of Their Money and Hatches. Denver, August 7.—A special received here this afternoon says the Rio Grande Western train No. 3, known as "The Modoc," was held np near Crevasse last night by train robbers Two of them boarded the baggage car at Thomson Springs. They climbed over the car to the engine and pointed revolvers at the heads of the engineer and fireman and compelled them to stop the train. They forced the fireman to attempt to chop through the doors of the express car and made the en gineer bring a bag to bold the plunder. Messenger Willis was ready with a maga zine shot gnn and two self cocking re volvers. The fireman was nnable to chop through the door of boilor iron, so the robbers fired a dozen shots through the car. Messenger Willis lay on the floor and was not hit. The robbers dared not show their heads at the broken window lest they shonld get shot. They gave it np and joined two other robbers in the car. The four went through the train with their revolvers drawn and gathered $900 and twenty watches One of the passengers pnt his head ont of the window to see what was going on and the robbers sent a ballet through bis hat. Most of the passengers hid their valuables successfully, those losing them being too frightened to hide i'.em A poste has gone Irom Green rive Two depnty U. S. Marshals went out this morn ing from Salt Lake with blood-honnds. Two Miles a Minute, g Baltimore, August 7.—On the two mile circular track the startling speed of two miles a minute was this afternoon main tained for about ten miles, by the three ton moter of the Electric Automatic Tran sit company of Baltimore. This speed equals three miles a minnte on a straight track. David G. Weems, the inventor con ducted the experiments. The company will at once build a five mile circular track on Long Island to demonstrate the prac ticability of the electric passenger system, and the automatic system which was tried to day and is intended only for light ex press packages, mail and newspapers. Ed ison pronounces it the greatest conception since the telegraph. The road will be fenced in by barb wire to keep off cattle, and being an insulater, wires will be need for telephoning and signalling along the line. Victims of Collom's Forgeries. Minneapolis, Angnst 7 —It now ap pears that Blaisdell was the only name forged, but that a number of people are ont by reason of holding forged paper. The names of those holding spurious paper and the amount held by each, as far as brought to light, are as follow : Dean Brcs , Minne apolis. $18,000; N. Peck, Minneapolis, $18. 500; E. W. Pett, St. Paul, $5,000; P. Dupont, Minneapolis. $13,500; Eustis Bros., Minne apolis, $3,000; Julias Schult, $30,000. The gentlemen and firms mentioned above are nearly all engaged in real estate and money loaning. Just what action they will take is not learned C. J. Rock wood, of the firm of Rockwood & Cnllom, was a^ked to-day if be coaid acconnt for the action of his partner. He replied : | 'I would have trusted Collom as far as honor goes, with all I 1 ave or hope to have." The Efficacy of the Hrown-Sequard Elixir to be Tested. Cleveland, Angnst 12.—The question of the efficacy of the Brown-Sequard elixir was submitted to a tribunal of thirty-two ladies and gentlemen. That their verdict might have weight in the scientific world, especial care was taken in the selection. The first requisite that they should have some positive ailmenf; the next considera tion was that they should be persons of sound intelligence and good standing in the community. Dr. H. C. Brainerd this morniDg visited Brighton and was giveD the privilege of selecting the victim for the slaughter from a large flock of sheep. It was killed in his presence, and alter having secured the parts desired for the experi ments he started back to the city. The jnrors comprised twenty-four men and eight women. There were attorneys, doc tors, ministers and business men. One was a lightning manipulator, who was suffering from telegraphic paralysis. It was arranged that they should make written statements of the effects of the experiments, and to morrow afternoon they will submit the reports. Upon receiving the statements Dr. Brainerd will compile a concise and perfectly candid report of the result of the experiment. He feels that his scientific reputation is in a measure at stake, and will present the situation in its preper light _^ _ Alabama Outlaws. Birmingham, Ala., Angnst 7.—A shock ing story comes from Covington county by the way of Garland. A widow and two grown daughters and a twelve year old son live near a little place called McNeill. The other night three yonng men went to the house and outraged the women and de molished everything about the premises. They then went to the honse of an old negro, near by, and found him sick. They shaved his head and beat him so that he died the next day. His eon saw them and asked why they treated his father so, their answer was four pistol shots which killed him. The dispatch gave no names and the place is remote from the telegraph. The Sentence of Mrs. Maybrick. Liverpool, Angnst 7.—Thousands of people awaited ihe judge's departure from coart and howled with rage when he ap peared. The hooting was incessant and there were frequent cries of "shame." The crowd threatened to attack the judge's carriage, bat the police interfered. Feeling over the resalt is intense. Steps are beiDg taken to stop the exeention, farther medi cal evidence having been secured. London, Angnst 7.—A majority of the Ion don papers feebly concur in the May brick verdict. Tnnnel Completed. Louisville, Ky., Aogost 8. —The head ing of the great tnnnel at Cumberland gap which unites the States of Kentucky, Ten nessee and Virginia, was knocked in at six o'clock this evening with appropriate cere monies. The tnnnel is the largest one in the State and its completion has accomplished one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken in the State. Trains in pass ing through the tnnnel will cross sections of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. a STEWART ON SILVER. The Nevada Senator's Opinions on the Question—Sound Views That Montana Men Will Concur in. The following is a syropsis of the re marks on the silver question, made by Senator Stewart, ol Nevada, in his address before the Constitutional Convention last Friday: Alter treating the subject of irrigation he S-.id: Now, iD talking about irrigating land to make it prodnetive, there is an other class of men who understand how to irrigate something else and make it pro dnetive. They can irrigate debts and make them productive; they have grown 25 per cent in sixteen years, independent of interest, and how is that done? It was done by a rascally form of irrigation; they irrigated their contracts with rascality and produced an enormous growth, and I would like to explain how that was done, although I do not propose to turn this into a silver meeting. (Applause). Voice: Go on Sen tor, However, I see a great many of my old fellow miners here and I would like to explain the trick that has been played on them. The value of anything depends on two thiDg)—supply and demand. Now half the world will tell you that gold is a standard, and it does not make any differ ence whether yon have a great deal or a very little of it; bnt that is a fallacy cer tain writers make use of to mislead the people. No person being able to supply his own wants, a medium of exchange becomes a necessity, and that is the life blood of progressive civilization. When ever that medium of exchange is increased it grows cheaper and property grows dearer. If property is goiDg np people will pnt money in property; that is enterprise. When property is goiDg np and money coming down and it costs yon more to deliver it at the time of delivery than when yon make the contract, the person that goes in debt is the loser. Now, there has been in the history of the world many times when money was plenty, and we have bad prosperity, and when money is scarce we do not have prosperity, and we must educate the peo ple to onderstand that. Gold and silver have been used for 4,000 years in civilized countries as a medium of exchange, and oat of them yon can make standard money; therefore a bounteous supply of these met als from the mines is what we desire. The speaker then detailed in fall the process by which England had become the creditor Dation of the world, showing that by our limited coinage of silver England oonld purchase one dollar's worth of silver for seventy cents, send it to India and Asia and there receive one dollar's worth of wheat or one dollar's worth of labor for it, for the reason that the people of those countries v> ere not educated to kDow the difierence in value between gold and silver. That England paid in silver for what sbe purchased aDd demanded gold for what she sold, thus enriching herself i.t the expense of America. The result of this policy is that it will take 35 per cent moie labor, more of anything to pay a debt now than it wonid to have paid the same debt sixteen years ago, in addition to the inteiest. England is the creditor nation of debts payable in gold, and anything that will make gold cheaper and property dearer, raises the price cf commodities anywhere, will be injurious to England. She now has the commercial supremacy of the world, is deriving tribute from all rations, at.d that tribnte is made in money, consequently thî less money we have the more ol toil and property it will take from all nations ot the world to pay that tribute. The Rothchilds, of England, in combination with European and r»ew York syndicates, uphold this policy, through the difference in value of gold and silver, and thereby control Amer ican finances. To overcome this evil the speaker said : I would take all gold and silver produced and issue gold and silver certificates therefor on the basis or ratio of sixteen to one. Silver would then be at par, lor nobody would sell silver in any part of the world for less than it would cost m America; then there would be no cheap silver to buy wheat in India with, wages would go up and we would have all the money in circulation that we could produce of gold and siver: we thereby destroy the old limi tation of it and restore to the people an equalization that is their right. Let me ask you a question. Was it a good thing lor this country when we were the lamest silver pioduciog country in the world, and had developed these mines thiough the genius of American people was it a good thing to destroy them, to sacrifice them to do do good to anybody in the world except those who live on fixed incomes and prey on the balance of man kino? Was it a good tbmg lor thecountry to destroy this industry, besides ruining the men that have developed their country and have devoted their lives to the de velopment of the mines? We have al lowed $90,000,000 of money to be taken from us in discount, taken Irom us to give to whom? To give to foreign bond holders because we are a borrowing nation, a debtor nation,—and witness after wit ness that was called before the English commission sneered at us and said: "Who can imagine the folly of America! a wheat prodnemg country, a bread producing country, a silver producing country, a debtor country, that wouid destroy one of their great iDdostries, contract their cur rency and angment their debts." Now, I want honest money, and I do not want it interfered with by legislation. Let us take the precious metals handled for 4,000 years as the basis of onr money and let no legislative authority interfere with it or attempt to cat it off. [Load applause.] So long as the mnses of mankind ad here to the metallic money, give ns onr right that we shall have it measured fairly by the amount of money produced, and we will promise the straggling people every where that we will doable the mines here, increase their productiveness, and give them more money every year, so that prop erty and wagee may go np and this gener ation may then enjoy the benefits and blessings of the great discoveries in mining that have been made. [Load Applause.] ^Wfcen we have a rich crop of golu and silver why are we not entitled to it? Why are those that live on fixed incomes and produce nothing, that live npon the toil of others, why should legislation be made for them particularly. which shall impoverish the masses? Why, Montana, Washington. Idaho and the two Dakotas will join with Kansas and Nebraska and other States who understand this question and we will remedy this evil. In conclusion, let me Bay that I am glad that there is here now two champions of the rights of the people, men that have stood np on all occasions in favor of hon est money, and they are my two colleagues on this committee, they have done noble work on behalf of the people and have op posed contraction at every step. (Load applause.) They are in full sympathy with yon, in fall sympathy with honest money, in full sympathy with the development of this country, and we have come here to find oat how we can do von good, if it is in onr power. [Load and continned applause.] Died of Old Age. Charlotte, N. C., August 12.—Matthew Gibbs, supposed to be the oldest man in the State, died at his home near Center yesterday morning. Mr. Gibbs was 108 years old and .died of sheer old age. to for n he BIG BLUNDERS. Rev. T. De Witt Talmage Lectures to a Large Audience and Pleases Everybody. Characteristic Views of Men and Things from the Lips of the Eloquent Divine. The Talmage lecture at the new Methodist Episcopal Church last evening drew together a large assemblage of onr people, who filled the spacious auditorium to its capacity. The noted divine talked for over an hour and kept his audience in good humor and interested throughout the entire discourse. His subject was "Five Big Blunders" and he handled the theme n his usual masterly style. The man who never made a blander, he said, has never been born; if he had he would have died right away. The first blunder was born in Paradise and it has bad a large offspring. There have been literary blnndei , agricultural blunders, social blunders, political blunders, religious blunders, large blunders, medium-sized blunders and little blunders. I shall not speak of tbe ordinary blunders. I shall spead only of big blunders. I believe in the gospel of good cheer. The sorriest look ing man I ever saw was a minister. He borrowed $25 of me and ont of pare deli cacy of feeling never mentioned tbesubject again. Now I don't warm up toward such a man as that. Blander tbe first is multiplicity of occu pation. The general rale is one man can do one thing well. Sometimes he can do two. The general rale is to first find your sphere, then stick to it. Sometimes a man is prepared by providence to do many things; sometimes be is prepared to gradu ate at the university of hard knocks by sheer trouble. The old poets nsed to talk about Bleeping on Parnassus and thus get ting inspiration. There's nothing in it. It isn't the man on the mountain, bnt the mountain on the man. YonDg maD, concentrate all your energies in one direction. Be not afraid to be called a man of one idea. Every man is made to fit into one occupation. Yon can't fit one man to all occupations any more than you can set one hymn to all tnnes. Get yonr call to work straight from God in heaven. We talk about ministers having jails. Everybody has them in their physical and mental nature. Remember that no one else in the universe can do yonr work, and then go on Get your inspiration from the throne of God, then call, "Forward, march," and no power on earth oi hell can stop yon. A man with all his energies bent in one direction is a man to be afraid ot. Blander No. 2 is indulgence in bad temper. Other things being equal the man with equal parts and even temper will beat the man who is without them. A man is inexcusable for not keeping his temper in this land. Every thieg is a little better in this land than in any other. A melan choly poet may compose Dante's mterno, but he caDnot sing in the joy oas metre of Moore, or the grand and glorious notes of Milton. A melancholy painter may make a good sketch of gloom and wee, bnt he cannot catch, on the canvass, tbe rising sunshine leaping through the clouds with banners of flame, to march around the earth carrying light aDd gladness and joy to men and birds and flowers. The whole earth is lull ot music if we have an ear to catch it, and silence itself is nothing but music asleep. Blunder No. 3 is excessive amusement. I say nothing against amusements. People of your temper and mine can't live without them. The children have to have them. If there are no blossoms in spring there will be no fruit in the fall. It is a good thing to piay baseball. Out upon the tasbion that will let a man smile but forbids him to laugh. Out npon a religion that makes a man face a counter on which to measure his religion by tbe length of his smile. Bat show me a man who is bending his whole efforts towaid fun and I'll show you a man who is going straight to rain. With most of ns life is a struggle—a Waterloo, an Aus terlitz. I offer this priuciple: Those amuse ments are harmless which do not inter fere with the home life and home instincts. Those that do interfere are ruinous. I offer home as a preventive, an inspiration, a restraint against excessive amusements. Blander the fourth is the formation of unfortunate domestic relations, aud now I must be caretui what I say. If a man is cross, and censorious, and stern, and un beDdiDg at his home, he is worse than he would be if he were drank; then he could be taken care of. It is hardly possible for a business man to be thriftless if he has in his home a sympathizing heart to cheer him at all times. I am sure none of yon are in the position of the old minister who said: "I have had three wives; the first very rich; the second very beautiful; and tbe third with an awful temper; I have had the world, the flesh, and the devil.' When a man marries he marries for heaven or hell. It's more than that when a woman marries. There are any number of fortunes that are attribu ted to tbe thrift of the business man that are dne to the silent partner at home The want of domestic felicity has rained many a man's business. There never was a time when there were so many good women in the world as there are to day. I can estimate the character of a man by the ideas which he has of woman kind ; a man who has a degraded idea of the character and qualities of womankind, is a bad, low lived man. That rule holds good every time. The great majority of men and women are well mated. There's no donbt about it, and the man who has a good wife has no reason to complain if all the world is against him; he's got the majority on his side. Home is the word that is sweetest to man's and woman's ear. Blander the fifth is attempting to get on without a spirit of enthusiasm and en terprise. Yonng man, you've got to have it. People walk faster, work faster, think faster, lio faster and swear faster than they used to. The progress that most things in this world are making is in the right direction. He who cannot swim on this current mast drown. There was never bo good a chaDce for yonng men as now. I have seen ns mach of this world as most of my fellow men, and I Bay that never has there been the chance for », yonng man to start so good as now, There has never been tbe chance that there is now for the yonng man who will pnt his trust in God and do h s level best." Constitution Completed. Bismarck, Dak., August 8. —At last ev emngs' session, the convection adopted the sec'ion providing that railroads shall be taxed at not less than three thousand and not more than seven thousand dollars per mile. At the afternoon session the only business considered was a report of the committee on public institutions, locating capital and other institutions. The arti cle as yesterday published was adopte with a slight chaoge. Bismarck, August 8.— The constitution for the State of North Dakota is complete and has gone to the committee on revision aDd adjustment. At to night's session the last of the business was considered and the convention adjourned until Tuesday, when the committee will report and the dele gates will sign the constitution, which is considered a remarkably good document.