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AND NOMINATE J. V. WEBSTER
FOR O.OVERNOR OF CALIFOR
NIA.
VOL. XLII. NO. 43.
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THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1894-
WANTED CASH AND GOT IT.
Bold Bank Robbery at Long
view, Tex.
Four Men With Winchesters
Did tbe Joh.
One of the Desperadoes Killed by
an Officer.
Ob* Citizen Killed and Several Mortally
Woaaiisd-A Po.ee In Hot Pop.
anlt of the Rest of
the Robbera.
By the Associated Press.
Longvibw, Texas, May 23.—At 3 p. m.
today, two rough-looking men walked
into the Firat National bank, one with a
Winchester. He handed the following
note to President Joe Clemmons:
Home. May 23.
To First National Eank, Longview:
This will introduce to yon Charles
Specklemeyer, who wants some money
and ia going to have it.
(Signed) B. and F. G.
It waa written in pencil, in a fairly
good hand, on tbe back of a printed
poster.
The bank cashier thought it was an
importunate subscription to aome
charity entertainment aud started to
donate, when the man pointed his
Winchester at him and told him to hold
up his hands. Tbe other robber rushed
into the side door and grabbed the cash.
Tom Clemmons and the other bank
officials also were ordered to hold up
their hands. 'I he robbers hurriedly
emptied the vaults, securing $2000 in flO
bills, Mo. 9, and nine $20 bills, No. 20,
and eeven unsigned Longview bauk
notes, which may lead to theirdetection.
While thia was going on the other
robbers were in tbe rear alley of tbe
bank, shooting at everyone who ap
peared, and were being fired on by City
Marshal Muckley aud Deputy Will
Stevens. The firing made the robbers
in tbe bank very nervous, and t.w
hurried tbe bank officials out aud told
them to run to horses and mount. Thia
was done in order to keep the posse
from snooting, but th 9 bullets flew
thick anu fast, and the men tore loose
and ran around the corner with several
shots after them.
George Buckingham, who was shoot
ing at tbe robbers, was shot aud killed.
Alter he was down tbe robbera sho; at
him several times.
City Marshal Muckley, who was
■hooting at another robber, received a
Winchester bail in the bowals. Thu
bail glanced from some silver dollars
which he had in his pocketbook, which
may save bis life.
J. W. McQueen, a saloon keeper, ran
out in the alley and was shot in tbe
body, and, it ia thought, is mortally
wounded.
Charles S. Leonard, who was walking
through the court house yard, was shot
in the left hand.
Deputy Will Stevens was not hurt,
though he stood at short range and
killed one of the robbers. The bankera
all escaped unhurt.
The robbers who stood guard in tbe
alley would yell at everyone who came
in sight and shoot at them instantly.
When the robbers rode away and saw
one of their comrades dead they re
marked : "Poor Bennett is dead."
The body of the dead robber was iden
tified as George Bennett, a reckless fel
low, wbo had been here some months
ago and had married a daughter of a
respectable farmer living near this
place, but he left her and went to the
Indian Territory. He was dressed like
a cowboy, with high heeled boots and
spurs, and a belt lull of cartridges and
two double-action revolvers. His horse,
which was captured, had three rounds
of ammunition strapped to the saddle.
Another of the robbers, tbe man wbo
gave President Clemmons Ihe note, was
identified by several here. He married
a respectable young lady in Panola coun
ty last fall, but later went to Mexico and
had not been heard of until today. He
was well known here. It is thought
Bennett bad a relative in the gang. If
so, only oue man remains to be identi
fied. Tbe robbers rode rapidly out of
town, displaying their firearms and tbe
money they secured. The poeße was
soon in pursuit aud when last heard of
waa only 15 minutes behind them.
'Ihe bank officers offer if-500 for ttieir
arrest, dead or alive, and the citizens
have added $200.
A Hattie With Tramps.
Bt. Cloud, Minn., May 23.—1n at
tempting to arrest a gang of tramps two
blocks from tbe business portion of tbe
city this afternoon, Chief of Police
McKelvy shot and fatally wounded
one tramp, the ball entering the head
above tbe left eye. He also shot another
trump. Everything goes to go show that
the chief shot in self defense. Ole Han
sen was waylaid and robbed by their
gang shortly before the shooting. Three
other tramps of the same gang were ar
rested. Great excitement prevails.
United Presbyterians.
Portland, Ore., May 23.—Two hun
dred delegates and visitors to tbeUuited
Presbyterian general assembly, which
convened at Albany thia evening, ar
rived tbis morning on a special train
over the Northern Pacific. They were
joined here by 100 others, who came over
the same route several days ago. The
entire party left for Albany this after
noon on a special train over tiie Southern
Pacific.
Feast of Corpus Chrlatl.
San Diego, May 23.—The feast of
Corpus (Jhrieti, one oi the most im
pressive and picturesque in the calendar
of tbe Rooaan Catholic church, will lie
celebrated tomorrow at Bt. Anthony's
Indian school, tbe old mission. Last
year tbe event was observed with more
pomp and solemnity than ior several
years preceding. Tomorrow the services
will be equally beautiful.
Tooth brashes. A complete line, and
wo sell them at 10, IS, 20, 25, 35, 40 and
50 cts., and guarantee every brash. Lit
tieboy's pharmacy, 311 8. Spring et.
BIMETALLIC LEAGUE.
The Convention at Washington Con
cludes Its Leber..
Washington, May 23.—The Bimetallic
league today considered the report of
the committee on reeolntiona. As
finally adopted they declare the league
is unalterably opposed to the the further
issue oi interest-bearing bonds; that be
fore casting their votes for congress
men the members of the league
will require assurance of adherence
to the free coinage of silver and
gold at 16 to 1, and a pledge that if
a bill providing for Biieh coinage is passed
by congress, and vetoed by tne presi
dent, they will work and vote to pass the
bill over the president's veto; that it
the election of the president is thrown
into tbe house they will vote
only for the person in favor
of free coinage. Tney denounce
the present syetom of national banks as
the monumental monopoly of the nine
teenth century ; recommend the enact
ment of a system of currency that will
insure a per capita circulation of $50 to
be made up by the free coinage of silver
and gold at 16 to 1, and tbe issue of
treasury notes; that the discontinu
ance of the issuance of silver
money and the repletion of the
treasury by bond issues is burdensome
on the masses; declare that it is the
duty of the secretary of the treasury to
coin tbe bullion now in the treasury
and to pay interest on the public debt
with silver, and demand the issue of
$450,000,000 of non-interest bearing
notes of small denominations.
A resolution was adopted arraigning
congress for legislation, which, it was
alleged, burdened the people by bene
fiting the creditor plase at the expense
of the producing class, the issues of in
terest bearing bonds and demonetiza
tion of silver being especially de
nounced.
Speech making was the order of the
day. Colonel Fiske of Denver advocated
the building by the government of a
railroad from Pittsburg to Sin Francisco,
and later on to the south, as a means of
assisting the people.
The convention adjourned sine die
after a brief evening session.
REVOLUTION IN COREA.
A GENERAL UPRISING PREMA-
TURELY BEGUN.
The Governor of a Province and Forty
or Hi. Offlolale Pnt to Ueath.
'ine.e Moldlere Pourin
nto the Country.
. ■
Vancouver, B. C, May 23.—Mail ad- |
vices lrom tbe orient are that the
trouble that has been brewing in Corea
hae at last taken. dehu.:e shapu and
Chinese soldiers are being poured into
the country. The first outbreak oc
curred at Tsing-L3-Tao. but it was pre
mature, through the misunderstanding
of arrangements of the insurgent plane
by the persons at the head of the move
ment at that point. «
It had been the intention to have up
risings all over the country simultane
ously, and co paralyze the officials and
get complete control before help could
be secured. This break, coming before
the general uprising, haa given the
clew, and tha insurgents are being ar
rested and arms seized at many points.
What the effect would havo been had
the whole plan worked may be judged
from what occurred at Teiug-La-Tao.
There were 3000 fully armed men sud
denly mustered, and before the guards
could recover from their surprise tbe
governor's palace was iv their posses
sion. No merer waa shown, and the
governor and his 40 officials were put to
death, the more detested of them baing
disgustingly and horribly mutilated.
Kefore the troops could be gathered, tbe
insurgent* were ou the march to Seoul.
To this point 800 Chinese soldiers had
been dispatched, but at the date of the
dispatch it was feared that, tired by suc
cess, the rebels would overcome all op
position.
Many arrests are being made at King-
Ki-To, wiiere another uprising was to
have taken place. The rebels are even
at this point gathering strength, and it
is feared tbat they will set their im
prisoned friends free and tire the city.
Not much store is set by the Chinese
soldiers, who will turn tail if anything
like dete: mined opposition is shown.
At Yokohama the day the steamer
sailed the rtport was received that tbe
Coreanß had been subdued with the lons
of 700 lives, hut thia could not be au
thenticated.
The exact amount paid by the king of
Corea for the murder of Kirn is ascer
tained to he $2000. Kirn's body was
buried on the 28th, without the head,
that part having boen stolen by friends,
who will give it a separate burial, with
the usual honors bestowed upon a dead
martyr.
A Deep Mystery.
Guthrie, O. T.,May 23.—A few nights
ego settlers in tbe Sue aud Fox country
saw tbat the bouse of John O'Connor
was on fire, and by hard work ex
tinguished the flames. After tbe
tire was out tbey discovered
tbe body of O'Connor sitting in a chair
at tbe supper table with his skull
crushed in, by his side the dead body of
a strange girl, about 10 years old, with
ber throat cut. The motive of O'Con
nor's murder is accounted for, as he was
known to have money, but the presence
of the dead and strange girl makes tbe
affair a deep mystery.
Xrry iflerce Fighting.
New Yokk, May 24.—The Herald's
La Liber tad dispatch says: There hae
been very fierce fighting since the 15th.
A series of desperate battles have been
fought. More than 3000 troops have
been killed and many mere wounded.
Decisive battles are now being fought.
DifTtirencnn Settled.
Bitenos Ayp.eb, May 23.—A corre
spondent in Kio telegrapha that Presi
dent Peixoto hae sent a message to con
gress announcing that the differences
with Portugal have been amicably set
tled.
Latest music, Bianchard-Fitzgerald
Music Co., 113 & 115)4 & Spring street.
TURBULENT COAL MINERS
The Strikers Getting Very
Desperate.
Serious Trouble at Little's
Station, Intl.
Two Men Killed anil Five Wounded
During a Riot.
Militia Ordered to the Boene—Trouble
Brew.ng at a Number of
aline. In Illinois an.
Other States.
By the Associated Press.
Evanhville, lud., May 23.—News was
received in thiß city tonight of serious
trouble at Little's coal mine at Littlo'a
station, on the Indianapolis and Evans
ville railroad. Two hundred and forty
men, armed, marched to the mine tbis
afternoon for the purpose of compelling
the force at work to join in tbe strike. A
battle occurred about 5 o'clock between
the strikers and those who bave contin
ued to work, in which five men were
wounded and two killed. For some days
past deputy sheriffs have been stationed
as guards at the mines, but they were
disarmed and driven away by the
strikers. The strikers evidently intend
to remain at Little's, ac tbey have gone
into camp and taken about 30 dayß' pro
visions with them. It is said that the
militia from thia city will be ordered to
tbe scene tomorrow morning.
Dahvii.lk, 111., May 23. —A march to
tho Mission field was made by the
striking miners from tbis city today,
and this afternoon a crowd of nearly
1000 miners was camped around the
mines, but kept at a distance by tbe depu
ties. Many of the Hungarians, Belgians
and Poles were drinking heavily. A
conflict was expected momentarily.
Cbntralia, 111., May 23.—Thiny men
went down into tbe Big Four mine to
day and have not been molested. Ru
mors tbat a large delegation of strikers
is coming here are current, but nothing
was developed as yet.
Pana, 111., May 23.—Striking mine/B
are massing in all the mine towns along
tbe Illinois Central, and are marching
to Pana to force the 800 miners now at
work to quit. Serious trouble is looked
for tomorrow.
La Sallk, 111., May 23.—The minerß
I assaulted yesterday by strikers did not
attempt to work the Union shaft. To
day Sheriff Taylor is here and 50 depu
ties.
Kansas City, May 23.—The Missouri
miners en route to Leavenworth to
bring out the minerß at tbat place were
in this city this afternoon. They paid
their fares on tbe cable line to Kansaa
City, Kan. They camped eight miles
out from the city, where they were met
tonight by a delegation of Leavenworth
citizens, who warned them not to enter
the city. There will be trouble if the
miners persist in going to Leavenworth,
as deputies have been sworn in and
armed to protect tbe working miners.
Obkaloosa, la., May 23 —The Muca
kinock miners are putting 100 cars of
coal on the track daily. Four hundred
strikers are camped at Given and eanb
evening parade near the mines. No
trouble has yet occurred, and the work
ing miners say they will not come out.
THE PRESBYTERIANS.
KeportS of Vnrlous Committees Resolved
und Discussed.
Saratoga, May 23.—1n the Presby
terian general assembly today the report
of the regular committee on theological
seminaries was made the second or Jer
lor Friday afternoon. It is expected
this report will open up a sharp contro
versy in connection with Lane seminary,
which asks to be restored to fall ap
proval and confidence.
Key. Dr. Murkland of Baltimore, a
representative of the Presbyterian alli
ance and minister of the Southern Pres
byterian church, expressed the hope
that the time would soon come when the
effort to bring back the southern church
like a daughter to the mother's bosom
would be crowned with snccess. In re
ply the moderator cbarged Dr. Murkland
to take back to his church the special
message that the northern church was
longing to be one again with the south
ern, adding: "It is a crime for ua to be
separated any longer."
Prof. George T. Purvis, from the com
mittee on board of foreign missions, re
ported since tbe last assembly work in
volving an expenditure of $1,1)15,0(10.
The receipts amounted to $843,411; leav
ing a deficit of over $150,000.
The aiternoon session was devoted to
a variety of interests. The publishing
department reported a capital of $428,
--000, and net profit for the year of nearly
$36,000 on gross receipts of $274,000.
Its surplus amounts to $123,000.
The Sunday school department re
ported receipts $124,000, and expendi
tures $135,000, $15,000 more than in
1893. Its balance amounts to nearly
$34,000. Eight hundred and seventy
Sunday schools have been organized and
48,000 columns circulated during tbe
year.
Dr. Wilson presented a report on
cburch action, showing that applications
had been received to the amount of
$147,000. The receipts were $107,000, a
falling off of $5000 from 3500 entireties.
The resources -of the board aggregate
$327,000. Flxpenuitnres were $167,000.
Aid bad been given to churches which
bad resulted In building, the total value
of which amounts to $656,000, all of
which is secured by mortgages. The
value of such mortgages held by the
board amounts to $2,000,000. Contribu
tions were asked lor the past year
amounting to $150,000, and in tbe inter
est of the church it was urged that all
gifts pass through the hands of the
bowl.
The commissioners of the Baptist
national missionary convention, now in
session at Saratoga, appeared to invite
the assembly to a joint meeting to be
held at a later date. The matter was
referred to the committee on corres
pondence.
The report of a committee on aid to
the commissioners show receipts of
$101),000 with no contributions from
over 1200 churches.
Aid was extended to institutions all
over the country, but mainly to the
northwest.
Just before the close of the session the
judicial committee presented a report
recommending that permission be given
to withdraw the complaint of Dr. Fran
cis and other members of the prosecuting
committee, on the Smith caso in Cincin
nati against the synod of Ohio, for af
firming the verdict of the presbytery ac
quitting Prof. Smith on the fir.it charges,
which is now tabled agninet him.
This action does not affect at all the
hearing of the Smith caee set for tomor
row- morning.
A meeting was held devoted to the in
terests of foreign missions.
SOUTHERN PKKSBTTKRIANS.
Tbe KeTl.ert Directory Report Over
wholmlofly Adopted.
Nashville, May 23. —The grand as
sembly of tho Southern Presbyterian
church today received the report of the
committee on directory. The report
shows that o! the 72 presbyteries CO
had voted, 57 voting for the adoption of
the revised directory and only 3 against
it. The committee recommended tbat
the assembly declare the revised di
rectory overwhelmingly adopted. Tbe
report of the committee was adopted.
There was a protracted discussion of the
report of tbe committee on bills and
overtures concerning a proposed change
in the baptismal form. The general as
sembly adjourned until 2 o'clock with
out taking auy action in the matter.
An amendment to accept the pro
posals from tbe northern cburch was re
jected, 90 to 68. The committee report
recommending tbe reception of the pro
posals of the northern church was
adopted.
A Free Coinage L«af aa.
Osiaha, May 23. —A call waa issued to
night for a conference of free-ailver
Democrats to be held in Omaha Thurs
day, June 21st. At that time a Nebraska
Democratic free coinage league will be
lormed. About 300 Democrats from all
parts of tbe atate signed the call.
INDUSTRIAL PILGRIMS.
FIFE THOUSAND NOW EN ROUTE
TO WASHINGTON.
A Great Army of Organized Want—An
other Northern Pacific
seized by CommonwealeH. I
in Montana.
Washington, May 23.—-Repreaenta
tive Davis aud Mr. Taubeneck have
bsen making a careful estimate of the
different bands of Coxeyiteß ou their
way to Washington and claim tbat tbere
are 5000 men tramping or riding on
boats and "borrowed" trains toward the
capital.
Mr. Davies does not believe in the
wisdom or efficiency of the Ooxey move
ment, and has written a magazine ar
ticle, in which he points out that the
movement is a result of currency con
traction and summarizes it aa "organ
ized want."
If tbe government should yield to
Coxey's demands, other armies would
march on the capital, with other de
mands, and tbe result would be gov
ernment by the multitude. The remedy
for the preaent state of business he
finds in the ballot, which he detinea as
recorded opinion.
"No Coxeyites have come from Kan
sas," he said in a conversation on the
subject, "because Kansas has expressed
herself properly by her elections, and
Nebraska, which is largely a Populist
state, has contributed not more than 74
men."
By imprisoning the leaders, be says,
the authorities bave made a swan out of
a goose. The chief danger from the
movement, be thinks, will develop
next fall, when the weather becomes
too cold for men oo camp outdoor. Then
be looks for trouble.
l>in patches received at tbe department
of justice from tbe United States court
at Montana are to the effect that the
Industrials have attempted to seize an
other train on the Northern Pacific, west
of Helena. As the judicial officers were
nnable to cope with the men General
Schofield today wired General Merritt at
St. Panl to send a sufficient force of
troops to tbe scene of disturbance to as
sist the United States marshals. Mat
ters are reported to be quiet at other
points on the Nortuern Pacific.
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 23. —Judge
Rivers, of the United States circuit
court, this afternoon passed sentence
upon tbe 15 membera of the Common
weal army who were arreated at Coke
ville for etealing A Union Pacific train.
The judgment of the court was that B.
F. Hughes, R. F. Week and 0. O'Brien,
who appeared to havo been the leaders,
be punished by confinement in the jail
of Laramie county ior a term of live
months
St. Joseph, Mo., May 23.—Barrett's
division ol the Commonweal army is at
Seneca, and tho men waut box car rates
to this city. The Grand Islaud officials,
however, will accept nothing short of
full fare. Tbe men are quiet and orderly
and appear to have plenty of money.
They have made no attempt to interfere
with trains.
Tight-Hop. Wilk.ru Injured.
Shelbvville, Term., May 23.—Last
evening George Chareat, who has been
giving a performance on a ateel cable
stretched across the public square,
walked across the cable, carrying
his wife, Lizzie Chareet, when
the cab c suddenly snapped and
both leil to the ground, 46
feet below, Charest'a hip bone was
broken and he received many bruises,
bnt will recover. Mrs. Cnarest's collar
bone was brt ken, her skull was injured,
and she is believed to have also received
internal injuries. Her condition ia
critical.
Inflammatory rheumatism, sciatica,
swollen or enlarged, hardened or stif
fened joints, chronic or acute rheuma
tism or nturalgia. Dr. St. John'B Ole-
Line, 56c a bottle. Off & Vaughn,
Fourth, and Spring.
VIGNES' TRIAL.
NX-DEPUTY SHERIFF M. C
VIONES ON TRIAL POR PERJURY
-TIIE TESTinONY FOR THE
PROSECUTION.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THEY REFUSED FREE BEER.
Dry* Session of the Populist
Convention.
It Was Not a Beer-Guzzling
Assemblage.
A Platform Embracing tho Usual
Eads Adopted.
J. V. Web.ter Konmlnated for Governor.
Penu.ylvanla Republican state
Coventlon—Other Polit
ical Oofl.lp.
nythe Aaaoclated Preai
Sacramento, Cal., May 23 —The as
sembly chamber waa well filled at 9
o'clock this morning, the hour fixed for
the People's party convention to meet,
but it was 25 minutes later before Chair
man Fowler called the convention to
order. William Boyne, a delegate from '
this city, took the floor and read from
the Bee a reference to the invitation of
the Buffalo brewery to drink free beer.
Mr. Boyne said Mr. Uerber was a good
man, but ho moved, and it was sec
onded, that the invitation be declined
with thanks. Tbere wsa only one dis
senting voice. The speaker said he
hoped the papers would spread abroad
the newa that this was not a beer-guz
zling crowd.
Milton McWhorter was appointed to
escort MrR. M. V. Longley, vice-presi
dent, to tbe chair. She was greeted
with loud applause. Mrs. Longley said
that she bad always said she never
wanted to hold office until her sister
women could vote for her. She knew
she was expressing the gratitude of her
sisters to the grand men of this conven
tion when she thanked them for the
honor tbey had Riven her.
Gregg of Alameda produced an im
mense ax handle, decorated with green
and pink ribbon, aa the staff of the eer
geant-at-arms. He thought that officeer
would need it, for it waa intended to
have peace in thia convention even if it
bad to be fought for. Tbe preaentation
of the helve created a great deal of
amusement.
When the convention finally got
down to buainess, Chairman Fowler
said that as there were no committees
ready to report, the nomination of can
datea for governor and lieutenant-gov
ernor was in order.
Bretz of Alameda objected because he
thought it would he best to first bave a
' platform upon whicb candidates might
! stand.
Upon the suggestion of T. JT. Cator it
was resolved to take a recess in order to
allow tbe district conventions to meet.
DISTRICT NOMINATIONS.
The railroad districta made the follow
ing nominations for railroad commis
sioners :
Firat district, Joseph E. Bell of Shas
ta; Second, Capt. C. B. Johnaon of San
Franciaco; Third, ex-Assembly man
Bretz of Alameda.
Tbe First district nominated Mathew
Harris of San Franciaco aa a member of
the state board of equalization.
The Fourth distriot nominated Jease
Gilmore of San Diego for member of the
state board of equalization ; L. T. Meol
ton of Colusa waa nominated for the
Third district.
AN INTERLOPER.
At the aiternoon session Reynolds of
Humboldt presented a resolution to
have the committee on credentials in
vestigate the charge that there waa a
member of tbe convention who held a
state office, in violation of the People's
party law. The resolution was, by con
sent of Reynolds, temporarily laid upon
tbe table.
It is understood that the official re
ferred to ia Senator Roae, commissioner
oi publio worka, wbo ia a member of the
committee on platform.
PLATFORM ADOPTED.
ihe resolutions committee reported aa
follows:
Realizing the argent necessity of
united action among all wealth-pro
ducers, to ihe end that tbe preaent dis
tressing condition of our people may he
alleviated financially and socially, and
with a view looking to such co-operation
aa may be necessary to secure the great
est good to the greatest number, the
People's party of California submit the
following propoaitiona as a platform of
principlea:
We indorse aa our charter of national
policy the Omaha platform.
We approve the 13 demands contained
in the report of the conference commit
tee of tbe Farmers' alliance and labor
uniona adopted by the joint congress
held at San Francisco, February 22,
1894, as follows:
First —lbe initiative, referendum, im
perative mandate and proportionate
representation.
Second—Municipal ownership of gaß,
electric lights, water works, street rail
ways and all other publio utilities
receiving a municipal franchiae.
Third —The nationalization of tele
graphs, telephones, railwaya and water
ways.
Fourth—Postal savings hanks.
Fifth —Scbool education of all children
uuder 16 years of age to be compulsory,
gratuitous and accessible to all, t>y pub
lic assistance where necessary. All
achool supplies to be provided free by
the state. The education to be indus
trial and technical.
Sixth—The sanitary inspection oE
workshops, mines and houses.
Seventh —The liability of employers
for injury to health, body or life.
Eighth—That the maximum hours ol
labor shall not be more than eight hours
and be reduced in proportion to the
progress of production; that the con
tract system be abolished on public
works; tbat overtime be not allowed,
except iv cases of extreme necessity aud
none but c.uzons be employed.
Ninth —Unconditional repeal of the
national bank act, and iv lieu oi na
tional bank notes, that the government
issue treasury notes, legal for all debts,
public and private, and provide for iraa

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