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PART 11-PAGES 9 TO 16.
Squirrel Inn of the Arrowhead
Mountain Club.
k Most Interesting: Social Affair in
Han Bernardino County.
A Mint from Frank Stockton Given Prac
tical Form—Sqnlrrel Inn and Its
Attraotlve Hurroandlng-s.
The Member!.
Arrowhead Mountain club with a
summer home at Squirrel Inn. Who
could select a prettier name for either
club or retreat? This would be a task
almost beyond the powers of any ordi
nary individual. These quaint names
were suggested by the jovial, whole
sonled vice-president of the club, Col.
Adolph Wood, who was also its origina
tor. Borne time ago he read Frank R.
Stockton's book entitled Squirrel Inn,
which describes a charming mountain
retreat in tbe east, entirely secluded
from civilization, one might say, but
still in touch with the artistic souls of
the people who spend tbeir summers in
tfie mountains at this resort.
Tha colonel immediately began to
look aronnd for joit encb a spot upon
which to construct a similar retreat,
knowing full well that if the distant
east had snch a piece of mountain
scenery California conld also present
looking down Waterman canyon from the road to the iirn.
some lection that would eurpase her
In thia he waa not mistaken. After
several days travel over tbe mountains
tbe party, consisting of the colonel, a
civil engineer and a number of other
gentlemen, came upon a quiet spot
where Squirrel Inn now otands. Not
only waa thia particular place selected
for ite beautiful ecenery, but for its natu
ral adaptation for a cummer home.
Everything that is needed to make a
person enjoy a vacation is concentrated
The next step to be taken was the
formation of a club, a thing which the
now enthusiastic colonel aoon accom
plished by enlisting a number of prom
inent Sari Bernardino gentlemen in the
enterprise, Bnd on April is, 1892, the
Arrowhead Mountain club was incor
porated under tbe laws of the state of
A cool nook. A sample cottage.
"California, with the membership limited
to 30 persons. Tbe club is at present
composed of 14 members, the majority
of whom are residents of San Bernardino
county. The capital stock of the com
pany is $6000, half of which has been
disposed of to persons who congregate in
the clubhouse as one large family. The
remainder of the stock will bo sold to
reaidenta of the neighboring cities of
San Bernardino. Riverside, Redlands,
Pomona, Pasadena and Los Angelea. In
placing the same they are very careful
and have only sought to secure members
who could realize the beautlea of thia
mountain region and enjoy it from an
artist's standpoint.
The land is owned jointly by. the club,
bnt when anyone becomeo a member he
Ie allowed to erect a cottage near the
inn for sleeping purposes only, as the
main building is fitted up with a large
kitchen and dining-room, where all take
their meals.
government land to the amoupt of 12(3
acr4B was secured before Uncle Sam de
clared this section a reservation or pub
lic park, and prohibited the cutting of
timber from the same. To'the original
possession 10 acres have been added of
late, making a total of 130 acres in the
entire tract. This was done to piece tile
fnll length of a very pietnresque little
cation under the club's control. This
tract is completely surrounded by a
reservation of 738,000 acres, which ex
tends from the Mojave desert on the
north and east to the San Gorgonia pass
on the south and the Cajon pass on the
west, consequently there ie no danger of
the sin rounding beauty being despoiled
by lumbermen and othere for mercenary
Squirrel Inn.
motives. Hunting is strictly forbidden
on tbe club's grounds. At a distance of
three miles plenty of big game can be
killed, while speckled trout literally
abound In Deep creek. 4
The directors elected for the first term
are the following well known gentlemen
of San Bernardino: H. L. Drew, Col.
Adolph Wood, Seth Marshall, James
Flemming and John N. Baylis.
The officers are: Seth Marshall,
president; Col. Adolph Wood, vice
president ; H. L. Drew, treasurer, and
J. N. Baylis, secretary.
In addition to the foregoing directors,
the memiers of the organization consist
ot Judge G. E. Otis, John W. Roberts
and Judge John L. Campbell of San Ber
nardino; William Stanley and K. H.
Wade of Los Angeles; Dr. J. W. Cregg,
Rialto; J. D. Schuyler, San Diego;
William Stanton, Pasadena, and James
E. Mooney, Cincinnati.
Gen. A. McD. McCook, U. 8. A., and
Frank R. Stockton of New Jersey, the
author of the book from which the
club's mountain home was suggested,
are honorary members and are always
welcome to share the beauties of this
resting place.
Squirrel Inn, the summer retreat of
the Arrowhead Meuntain clnb, is about
15 miles north of San Bernardino, and
was built last year at a cost of $4000. It
has a frontage of 70 feet and extends
back 90 feet, and is situated on a knoll
with an altitude of 5275 feet. The build
ing 1b constructed entirely out of logs
cut in the vicinity. It is rustic, finished
inside and out, and presente a unique
appearance, reminding one of the old
time log cabin of the early days. The
ground floor is composed of five rooms,
while tbe second floor hae seven Bleep
ing apartments. >
On entering the building a large recep
tion or sitting room meets one gaze.
To the left tbe ladies' morning room is
located, while on the opposite side the
gentlemen's morning room ia situated.
Walking to the rear one passes into a
large dining room with rustic tables and
chairs. The other room ie used for a
The rooms are nicely fitted with malic
furniture, end all the conveniences neces
sary to make one enjoy a vacation. The
sleeping rooms up stairs are used by the
members and guests till the former build
their cottagee. The sitting room and
dining room have splendid floors and
are used quite frequently for dancing by
the assembled members of the olub and
friends. One feature that takes many
back to frontier rife, are the fonr large,
open-monthed, old-fashioned fire places,
which are in themselves a novelty to
one who hae not seen them.
Dr. J. N. Baylle hae just finished a
neat cottage a short distance west of the
inn. Colonel Wood will soon construct
a dwelling for himself and one tor James
E. Mooney of Cincinnati, and several
more will probably be erected the com
ing year. Southeast of the main build
ing the stable is located. It is also
built of logs, and will accommodate 16
head of horses, and ia a very neeinl
adjunct to the already thoroughly
equipped mountain home.
The clnb has an ample water supply,
has constructed a reservoir that will
hold abont 16,000 gallons, and is now
building a dam in the little canon abont
200 yards from the house. A fonntain
is to be placed In front of the inn and
will be connected with one of tbe moun
tain springs, which will supply the
necessary water. The knoll upon which
the inn stands is covered with every va
riety of pine, cedar, hemlock and oak,
and presents a striking appearance, as
all the timber neat here is very straight.
Here the atmosphere is very fine and
bracing. The thermometer has never
been known to register over 85 degrees
and in the evening it usually runs from
65 to 75 degrees.
A private telephone line connects the
club's quarters with Ban Bernardinb.
Twice a week a stage passes tbe door
from the valley, bringing the mail and
passengers. Good roads are noticed on
all sides. An invalid could make the
trip without ssrions results. A new
road haa been opened to Strawberry
peak, which has an altitude of about
GOOO feet. A fine drive of 40 miles can
be made east and west if desired, while
there are a number of beautiful resorts
near here which can be reached by a
picnic party. A number of old log
roads in the vicinity make eplendid
trails for horseback riding.
Several important discoveries of
animal life have been made of late by
Robert E, Herron, of the Academy of
Natural Science of Philadelphia, who is
an expert in preparing tbe subjects 'for,
future exhibition. He has a large col
lection of rare specimens of birds and
animals, some of which are unknown te
the world and are not scheduled in
scientific books. There are 15 people
stopping at the ian at present.
Imagine a rnstie house in a mountain
region, possibly the finest in all Amer
ica, around which every variety of hardy
tree thrives, a house from which a view
of the surrounding country is unsur
passed, overhead of which bright blue
ekies float all the year around, from the
window of Which the last cay of the
setting sun, as U slowly dips behind Old
Baldy, can be seen each evening, from
the doer of which yon can hear a bab
bling brook as it wends its way toward
the ssa and yon have some idea of
Squirrel inn.
Standing Tn the front door of this
charming rustic retreat a large valley is
spread ont before tbe ere to the sooth.
San Bernardino, Redlands, Highlands,
Mentone, Riverside, Bialto, Colton and
other towns are visible. In tne distance
tbe ever green orange grove is blended
with the vineyard while a long stretch
of glistsning sand separates a green field
of corn from an alfalfa pasture. The
roads cross and recress, presenting to
the mind a checker board, while those
tbat ran parallel to the south seem to
merge into one road which is finally lost
in the dim distance. The eye lingers on
this pleasant picture and is reluctant to
part with a scene so entrancing. From
this pleasant view one only has to take
a few steps to tbe rear of tbe house to
witness a decided contrast.
In tbe distance the burning sands of
the Mojave desert produce mirage upon
mirage, deceiving the eye to such an ex
tent that it is impossible to tell whether
it ends or meets the Atlantic ocean on the
east and the Arctic seas on the north.
One doee not dwell so long on this
scene as on that of the beautiful valley.
Next take a position at the west window
of this same house. What does tho eye
see here? The sun, which is just going
out of sight behind the mountains to the
west. Here is a view if placed on can
vas wonld make the artist celebrated
and wealthy. He having caught the
inspiration, could paint a picture no pen
could ever describe. The snn sinks
lower and lower, the eye is riveted on
the spot till at last tbe bright twilight
is all that is left of a fast declining day,
when the gentle murmur of a brook
which runs nesr the door of Squirrel
inn reminds tbe Arrowhead Mountain
club that it is time for supper.
A. H. Harlim,
San Bernardino, August 18, 1693.
A Pasadena Bdltor aval a Monrovia
The Pasadena Star says tbe stairway
leading to its office has recently been
painted, which bit of absentmindedness
on the part of the landlord has caused
tbe editor considerable trouble, in this
way: The next stairway leads to dental
parlors, and the painting Of the Star's
stairway has led people to make a mis
take and go up to the news foundry to
have their dental work done. After re
counting a number of mistakes, more or
less annoying, the Star closes its article
with this pleasant experience:
"Another mistaken visitor almost de
cided the proprietors of the Star to make
the best of the situation and open a
little dental annex for the accommoda
tion of patients seeking relief from molar
troubles. She was a /handsome and
winning young lady from Monrovia and
before the Star manager could tup Her
she came around and took Off her wraps
and hat, sat down in his arm chair and
asked him to examine her mouth as
soon as possible, as she wanted to take
the next train to Los Angeles, This was
a temptation not to be resisted and the
office bodkin wae used as a dental probe,
and with one arm carefully around the
the young lady's neck, her teeth Were
rapidly gone over with the bodkin and
the opinion was boldly ventured that
her mouth was in very good shape and a
very pretty one, and there would be no
charge for examining it."
Titles Corns Cheap.
"Judge, my brother brought in a
couple of rolls of butter this morning.
Don't you want one at 60 cents?" This
was the manner in which a barber at
123 West First Btreet, whose name ia not
"Tom," was approached. Tbe "handle"
so affected the aforesaid tonsorial artist
that he not only bought the butter but
engaged all the "brother" would have
for the balance of the season, remark
ing, "that it is not often a man can get
a handle to his name at 60 cents a roll,"
" When pain and anguish wring tbe brow
▲ ministering angel now"—Broiao-BslUer.
The Romance of Pioneer Love
and Death.
An Early Incident Which Occurred
Near San Bernardino.
A Love Story Which Culminated at
tbe Arrowhead on the Moan
tains Near the Springs of
That Name.
Few travelers through Southsrn
California have failed to ace one of the
most curious of natural wonders in all
thia sunny southland —the gigantic In
dian arrowhead of San Bernardino.
Some seven miles to the north and fac
ing San Bernardino city, it oecnples the
central position and extends over fully
one-half the altitude of a high, sugar
loaf mountain at whose eouthern and
eastern base is a deep caftan, through
which tumbles a noisy little stream, fed
by the cold, never-failing springs near
the summit of the high, pine-clad
sierra to the north. Except the barren
surface of the slope which forma the
arrowhead and which vegetation shuns
in an almost superstitious fashion, all
the remainder of the mountain is
densely covered with sage and chima
zelle brush; no intervening ridje ob
structs the view, and thue visible from
nearly every point in the fertile valley
below for countless ages the great shaft
less arrow has pointed with the un
erring finger of fate to those wondrously
fertile plains, waiting through the cen
turies for the genius of man to trans
form them into the garden spot of the
world —into miles and milee of orchards
of orange, lemon and countless other
kinds of fruit; into broad .fields of green
alfalfa, dotted here and there with su
perb modern villas, prosperous cities
and occasionally old Mexican haciendas,
reminders of days long gone by.
Is it any wonder that the early Mor
mon immigrante, after weeks and
monttiß of toil and suffering crossing the
parched and sandy deserts of Nevada
and Oalifornia, should view with rever
ential awe the arrowhead pointing to
the fertile valley below and proclaim it
a mute message from on high directing
where they should settle ? Nor is it any
wonder that of the many dark pages
which the Mormon cbureh has fur
nished to history, another, of the early
days of their settlement at San Bernar
dino, should he turned to the light and
reveal that the great arrowhead upon
tbe mountain slope is also nature's
monument to one more tragedy for
which the All Saints' church is respon
sible, and that the great gash in the
arrow's side ia not the erosive work of
years, bat the single stroke of the awful ■
vengeance of an outraged God—the tear
ful protest of the Almighty against the
blasphemy of Mormouism.
While visiting some friends in tbe old
Mormon city I formed the acquaintance
of an old-time settler, one who knew
these mountains and valleys long before
the advent of modern civilization, and
one afternoon, sitting in the shade ot a
great fan palm on the lawn in front of
his old-fsßhloned house, with a gentle
breeze laden with the scent of orange
brOeaoms slowly moving the broad leaves
ovsr our heads, he told me the following
story of the arrow and the tragedy
which it witnessed.
"Yon have asked me several times,"
he began, "why I have not built a mod
ern house nor allowed tbe old one to be
repaired, and I will tell yon my reason,
and the sad story that forever unitea
this eld house and the arrow bead npon
the mountain yonder. In the trouble
some days following the Mountain
Meadow masacre, when public feeling
ran high, a number of families of the
Mormon church united and agreed te
push onward to the south and west and
somewhere in the great unexplored coun
try establish new homes and amid other
surroundings forget tbe acts of their
brethren and escape the vengeance they
so justly merited for their devilish cru
elty in the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
Among the families who joined the party
wae that of John Worthington, consist
ing of himself and his own wrfe Anne,
for Wortbington, although a devout be
liever in the doctrine of the church, had
never chosen to avail himself of its op
portunity for polygamy, and their two
children, Sam and Mabel.
"Sam was of a surly disposition and a
great bully, but Mabel, who waa about
18 veara ol age, and some two yeara hia
junior, waa not only a girl of great per
sonal beauty, but a gentle, loving nature
ih.t made her a universal favorite.
Traveling in those days was not
only a hardship, bat was attended
with great danger. There were
no trails, no occasional settlers, and not
only was the country for the most part
unexplored, but the Indians were nu
merous, treacherous and openly hostile.
Then all that vast stretch of desert land
lying between Southern Oalifornia and
the great Salt Lake had to be traversed,
vast alkali plains, that even to this day
the traveler who crosses them without
an adequate 1 water supply does so only
at great personal risk. But they con
tinued on searching for that promised
land which they eventually found in
valley. •
"While passing through the country of
tbe Yaqui Indians, who at that time
were very friendly, they met a young
white man named Harry Morton, who
had entered the country with some Mex
icans many months before but had been
taken sick and, being deserted by his
comoanions, was kindly cared for and
nursed back to health by the Indians,
and was now anxious to join the party
in any capacity to reach the coast and
civilization opce more.
"He was gladly welcomed by the com
pany, for every able bodied man meant
one more defender against the many
murderous tribee they yet might meet
on the westward journey. So Morton
joined the party and waa one of thoae
who eventually reached the valley, and
wae foremost in his deßire to remain
here and make a home for himself. As
was only natural, a deep attachment
had sprnng up between Mabel Worth
ington and the sturdy, manly-looking
Morton, and when old Wortbington had
selected hie piece of land young Morton
helped him to build his house—the old
house yonder, for this ta tbe farm John
Worthington selected for a home. But
the establishing of the settlement, the
building of a new church and the return
to the rigid lawe of the Mormon faith
brought many changes, and these must
needs affect the relations between the
young lovers, for Morton was pro
One of the mobt attractive aquarelle paintings at the Paris Salon this year
is one called "Waiting," by Mrs. Wm. J. McCloskey. The work of these two
brillant artists in France and their splendid reception there in art circles was
described in last Sunday's Herald at some length. The accompanying sketch
of "Waiting" will give some idea of the method of the artiste. The dainty
little maiden in the painting is standing upon a stairway with an air of ex
pectancy for some one whom she expects to descend down the buoad stair
case to meet her. The sketch of the painting was made for newspaper use by
Mr. McCloskey himself.
nouncedly anti-Mormon in bis religious
belief, and the great beauty of Mabel
Worthington waa an attraction that tho
elders of the church could not resist.
It was the old story of the attempt to
separate two loving hearts, made in
famous in this case by the desire of tbe
rulers of tbe church to seal her to an
elder who already bad four wives in his
extensive household.
Personally, Worthington seems to
have had no special dislike for the
young man, but he was loyal to the
church and would brook no thought of
the marriage of his daughter to anyone
outside the pale of Mormonism, and
bam, who had never liked Morton, was
especially vindictive, and heartily sanc
tioned the decision of the church to seal
hia sister to one of its deacons. But
Morton had many friends in the colony
who openly protested against the action
of the elders, and it was to avoid this
BDlit in the society itself and rid the set
tlement of Morton at tbe came time,
tbat a conspiracy was entered into by
tbe bishops of the church, and Bam
Worthington and a companion were
eelected to carry out that which result
ed in the tragedy I am about to tell you.
"It was in the spring time, and all the
valley and mountain elopes were cov
ered with myriads of wild flowers; the
trees were radiant with blossoms and
bright green foliage; the overflowing
brooks were full of fish and the.hills
abonnded in game. All nature was
bright and gay and happy, and only
man darkened the picture. On one of
these beautiful springtime mornings,
Sam Worthington and a bosom friend of
bis, accompanied by Harry; Morton and
two other young men, eet otit for Arrow
head mountain, each armed with a rifle,
to try and stalk some deer that had been
seen on the mountain slope during tbe
week past. Arriving at the little mesa
on which the hotel now stands, and
which is the foot of the mountain
proper, tho parties separated, Morton,
Worthington and his companion in
tending to go straight up the Arrowhead
to its top and then skirt the east side of
the hill, while the other two kept up a
small canon to the left and reached the
farther side ot the mountain from the
west. The day, which had opened so
auspiciously, had changed with the
Bearing of the sun to the meridian, and
the eky, bo clear and beautiful in the
morningi was overcast and heavy,
dark clouds hung ominously low over
the surrounding mountain tops. The
air was still and sultry, while the heat,
in spite of overhanging clouds, was
deeply oppressive—an uncommon thing
in Southern California, but which so
often furnishes a warning to the traveler
in Arizona and Sonora that the pent up
forces oi nature are about to break forth
in avrtul fury. The trio toiled slowly up
the loose sandy slope of the western side
of the araowhead; the air became more
oppreesive; a few sharp, ziz zag streaks
of light shot from tbe dark clouds above
the loftier peaks beyond, followed by a
low rumbling as of distant artillery.
'I believe we're going to have an old
fashioned, back eaet thunder storm,'
said Morton, 'and we had better get
under tbat tree before it begins.' The
tree of which he spoke waa a good sized
pine, the only one on all the mountain
slope, and stood within the arrowhead
not far from the line of brush tbat
formed ita western side. Thither they
hurried, and Morton, resting his rifle
against tbe tree trunk, removing his
bat, stepped away a few paces to view
the strange sight in the heavens above.
The air was stifling and tbe silence so
intense aa to be almost painful; all the
buay hum of insect life waahuahed, not
a bird note broke the Btrange stillness,
not a living thing but the three men
was to be seen along the mountain
elope. The dark clouds which had
hung so low over the higher peaks had
descended even lower now, and in one
vast black canopy centered just above
the crest of Arrowhead mountain. The
surrounding sky, beneath the intense
darkness of tbe ominous cloud above,
took on a golden hue, and the needles of
the pine quivered like living things, ac
if they knew and trembled for what was
to come. Morton had taken but a few
etepa when, clear, eharp and ringing,
came the order: ' Halt, Harry Morton!'
Turning quickly, the yeung man found
his own rifle pointed straight at his
heart and in the hands of Sam Worth
ington, whose leering face shone with
diabolical hatred in tbe gathering gloom
above. 'You will never marry my sis
ter, Harry Morton, for you wiU never
leave this place alive. I will k?H you
with your own rifle, and swear you shot
yourself accidentally,'' and his finger
pressed the trigger, Morton raised his
right hand; lower and lower sunk tbe
cloud upon the mountain top; the
pressure against the trigger momentari
ly relaxed ac the murderer gave his in
tended victim one chance to speak—to
utter one parting word. 'You scoundrels,
he bsgan and raised his band with in
dex finger extended until it pointed like
the hand of an avenging angel to the
black heavens above: 'God will never
let this cowardly deed' —the sentence
was never finished. There was a low
rumbling sound, a quiver that shook the
solid monntiana to its foundation, a
blinding flash of light from the intense
darkness overhead, a mighty crash as
tbe thunderbolt of God descended the
lofty trunk of that towering pine, hurled
two sonls into eternity, and tearing a
huge rent in the earth below, disap
peared forever. Then came the roar of
rushing waters as the bursting cloud
upon the mountain's summit let loose
its pent up moisture. Down past the
riven pine and into the cavity formed
by the lightning blast ruahed the mad
waters, carrying all before them, and for
ever leaving upon the arrow's side a blot
that time can never efface. Jehovah
had spoken.
"They found Morton after the storm
was over, crushed and mangled by the
weight of a huge limb that had fallen
from tbe blasted tree above. Tenderly
they carried him to John Worthington's
house, where he died a few hours later
in the arms of Mabel Wortbington. And
over yonder, just beyond where those
willows are growing, they are buried—
Mabel and Harry, for after he died she
wasted away, and every day would ait at
hia grave and decorate it with wild
flowers, and when the summer came and
the Mowers withered away, she drooped
juat like the posies, and for many years
now has slept by his aide."
The old man had finishe*!. Tbe palm
leaves still waved gently over our heads;
a little humming bird poised in the air a
moment and was gone; the willow trees
were strangely quiet, nnd away up on
the mountain side the great Indian
arrowhead pointed to the peaceful valley
below. L. P. Van Dobbn. *
Senator Del Valle Say* the Railroad Hat
Not Won Yet.
In order to ascertain the exact condi
tional the action by which the Southern
Pacific is trying to dispossess a large
number of settlers, a Hekald reporter
yesterday saw Senator Del Valle, prin
cipal attorney in the case of the South
ern Pacific againat Juan Araiza, in
which Judge Robs of the United States
district court overruled tbe demurrer of
the defendant.
He said: The decision of Judge Robs
waa not rendered upon the merita of the
cane, but only on demurrer to the bill.
The settlers have not been defeated,
nor nave they lost their homes.
Whichever way the decision might
go, either on demurrer or on the merita
of the case, the supremo court of the
United States will finally be called upon
to pass on the caaes.
A case involving the questions at iesue
ia now being prepared to be presented to
the supreme court, and we expect come
action thereon by tbat tribunal before
the end of the year.
Pare and Wholesome tonality
Commends to public approval the Cali
fornia liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of
Figs. It ie pleasant to tbe taate and by
acting gently on the kidneya, liver and
bowela to cleanse the ayetetn effectually,
it promotes the health and comfort of
all who uee it, and with milliona it ie
the beat and only remody.
Normal School Notloe,
Those desiring to furniah board and
rooms, or rooms only, to normal pupils
for the school year beginning September
5, 1893, are requested to notify the pre
ceptress at the normal building, Wedne
sday, August 23d, from 1 to 5 p m-
The Democrats Getting Well
Down to Work.
A Dispassionate View of the Status of
the Silver Question.
Some Feature* of the Great Discussion.
In the Senate—The Health of '
President Cleveland Is '
All Right.
Regular Correspondence to the Herald.]
Wasuimgton, Aug. 14, 1893.—The
Demoeratia leadera ot the house Droved !
themselves equal to the occasion, and
broke the record for a new congreai by ',
getting to work on the ailver queation on j
the tilth day of the session. They also
disappointed the Republicana who were 1
cocked and primed to arraign the Demo- '
crata at the bar of public opinion on the '
charge of intentional procrastination. |
The Republicans have been so surprised '
at the ease with which the Democrats !
reached an agreement to take up the '
silver question, in advance of the ap
pointment of committees, discuss it 14
days and then vote upon the bill*for the
repeal of the purchasing clause of the !
Sherman law and amendments thereto 1
for the free coinage of silver at a ratio |
of IG,. 17, 18, 19 or 20 to 1, and for tho '
substitution,of the old Bland act, which j
was the law before the Sherman act ',
was passed in 1890, tbat they have just
begun to charge the Democrats with 1
railroading tbe matter through the ;
house. The Democrats are perfectly
willing to plead guilty to the charge of ,
railroading the question; they believe .
that tbe situation required railroading, |
and that the people had a right to ex- i
pect it. The agreement under which
the debate ia now being conducted ia
thoroughly Democratic. It provides for
an equal division of time and for a vote
upon the bill and tbe amendments
named without filibustering, and the
decision of the question is to be made
solely by tho majority in the house. It
looks now as though the bill for the un
conditional repeal of the purchasing
clause of tbe Sherman law would pass,
although there is a probability that an
amendment providing for the free coin
age of silver at an increased ratio may
be added to tbe bill.
Up to this time tbe debate haa been
carried on in a spirit of toleration, al
though come of the speakers on both
Bides—silver and anti-silver; there are
no political aides recognized hi the de
bate—have made some rather strong
etatements. The small attendance ia
surprising, in view of tbe great interest
throughout the country in the result.
Of course everybody knows that it ia
easy for members of the house to find
more comfortable places than their seats
in tbe house to spend their time from 11
a. m. to 5 p. m. daily, but it does seem
that more of them should regard it a
duty to attend the aeasions than they do.
While there is no actual necessity for ,
their being present, if they do not in- ,
tend to apeakf until the voting begine,
still it would look better to ace them in
their seats.
Tbe Democratic senators have not
found it co easy to agree upon a pro
gramme for tbe disposal of tbe silver
qneßtion in tbe senate, although the
committee appointed by the Democratic I
caucus, of which Senator Gorman is ■
chairman, has made some progress to
wards a compromise, and there is reason -
for the belief that it will eventually suc
ceed. The most radical silver men in ■
congress are Republican senators, and I
it iawtheir influence which makes it dif- ]
lieu!t to get tne Democratic senators to
agree upon a compromise for
the Sherman law. There is little, if
any, probability that a bill for the re- '
peal of the entire law or of the pnrchas- '■
ing clause can get through the senate I
without being accompanied by a bud- !
The town has been full of silly rumors '
about President Cleveland's health since
his return to Gray Gables, under hia
physicians ordera, in search of much
needed rest. The caee ia very simple
and there is no occasion for rnmor, '
There is nothing the matter with the '
president's general health, but lie haa !
heen overworking himself ever since the.
4th oi March, and being only human, |
his system is now paying the penalty ,
and demands the rest which he has not ,
before felt at liberty to gitjo it. There j
is really no good reason why he should ,
be in Washington during the discussion ',
of the silver question. In fact, there ,
are more reasons, for hia being away. ,
Had he remained here he would con- ,
stantly have been charged with trying
to influence votea in come way or other.
Being away he can get needed rest and
no one can accuse him of trying to in- I
terfere with the constitutional rights of |
senators and representatives. i
The agreement to take up tbe silver
question in the house was a great relief '
to Speaker Crisp, as it will enable him
to take hia time'in making up the com
mitters, for there will be nothing for 1
them to do until after the silver quea- I
tion is disponed of. ;
While there haa been nothing in the
shape of an official agreement to that j
effect, there seema to be a general
understanding among the Democrata in ■
the house that the committee on ways I
and means will, as soon as its member- i
ship is announced, begin the work of re- j
forming the tariff. ■
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