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Vilaa delivered a long address in which he at tempted to chow that the panic waa the result of Republican misrule. Tariff reform, he aaid, was delayed, but not de feated. Mr. Vilaa reviewed the financial history of the country from tho begin ning of X'reßident Cleveland's first term. He made special mention of the efforta during Arthur'a preaidency to avert disaster to the treasury, and related that Hugh McCullough waa induced to take charge ol tbe treasury, and Mr. McCullough stated that the moat he could do was to postpone disaster until after the close of Arthur'a adminis tration. Then followed a statement of bow Mr. McCullough'n succeaeor, Daniel Man ning, had sacrificed hia health in a suc cessful effort to straighten out tho finaucee, and handed to the Harrison administration a large cash balance, and how the Republicans then returned to power and dissipated the wealth. The evils that had fallen upon tbe country, Senator Vilas attributed lo three causes, namely: The Fifty-lirst, or so-culled billion-dollar copgreaß, with all ita mis - deedß, its silver purchasing laws, ita McKinley protection act and its unex ampled extravagance, not only in direct appropriations, but entailing future obligations yet to be discharged. The Sherman law waa next taken up. The national Democratic convention of 1802 hud accepted tbe designation given it by tho liomocratß of Wisconsin, and declared it a cowardly makeshift to ward off the losa of the electoral votes of the weatern aiver etatea. The latter had firat made a demand for free coinage of silver at the ratio of 1(1 grains of eilver to equal one of gold, whiiu exceaeive production uud other causes had con tinually decreased the value of the white metal until in 1888 it required 22 grains of eilver to buy one of gold, with a, further fall in prospect. ■ Tbe propoeition that the government ahould coin dollars at at 10 to 1 and give them to the mine owner who furnished | the bullion, implied tbat tbe value ot ' the dollars ehould fall to the value of j the eilver in it, or if the government's credit was to support it, that the govern ment should give the silver producers the gains of coining, Borne 35 per cent \ or lujre. The Filty-firetcongresa, equally I fearing to grant or refuse thia demand, ! devised a compromise equally perni | cious, by which the goverumeot was compelled to purchase 15 tons of silver bullion ft month, which it had no uae I for, thus forcing the ißene of federal ! promissory notes at tbe rate of $4,0U0,000 ; a month. By tbia means the weatern ; Republican eilver states were furnished ] a cuatcmer at tbe expenße of the people lof tbe whole country. Tbe inevitable ! consequencea followed. The government \ was Bet lo work inflating and impairing the currency of the country. Distrust crept into tbe chanuels of bueinees. Capitalists abroad quietly pushed their American eecuritiea upon the market, ! nnd gold began making its way to for eign lands. It wsb in another form the triumph of greenbackiam. Tbe ailver dollar was made a leijal tender, yet eilver continued to dec me in the market. A thousand million dollars of silver certificates had I been iißuetl which the government prac tically bound itself to redeem in gold, because if it redeemed them in ailver it dropped the currency at once to a basis of silver monometaliam, while tbeir re ; demptiou in gold would not only im -1 pose a ruinous lose, but it waa practi | cally impossible. Mr. Cleveland, on his return to the I presidency, was confronted with a treas ury with $00,000,000 lees money in it; with deferred and accumulated demauda to bo met, and approprßations to be paid during the ensuing IC months 175,000,000 greater in amount than there waa revenue to meet them ; in I place of the lair prosperity and uuiver- I eal confidence he had left behind him, a j riaing distrust, a diaordered currejoy, j with a law commanding a monthly iv ! crease of ita rates; gold disappeared frqjii the country; financiers taking alarm and the storm already gathering and ready to burst. The president and the Democratic party entering upon their trusia under such circumetanceß ehould have had tbe eupportof all patri otic citizens. Senator Vilas then reviewed at length the difficulties that have been placed in the way of repealing the pernicious causes oi the disasters by tbe Republican minority iv congress, beginning with the Sherman act down to the McKinley i law. The Wilson bill would have rt quired but moderate amendment to have made it an efficient meaeure of reform. There waa much in it, however, to give rejoicing tiiat it bad become a law, not withstanding the successful aßsaulte tbat bad been made upou it by the protec tioniste, Ou the third ballot of the convention, and the first of the evening aesaion, Governor George Feck waa nominated, receiving 180 votea to 55 for John Hun ner and 11.) for Jobu Winale. Treasurer Huuher and secretary Cunningham and Attorney-General O'Connor were alao renomiuattd H. J. Schmidt of Mani ! towoc was nominated for lieutenant jgover; W. M. Scbultz, atate euperin tendent of instruction ; George C. Free cott, railroad commissioner. Tbe platform reaffirms the principles of the Democrttic national platform of 1802; attributea the financial distress to Republican ciasa legislation ; Bays the new tariff law affords substantial relief and ie a broad etride in tbe direction of accompliehing tbe results tbat the party hae ao long contended for; tbat by the repeal of the Sherman ailver law, tbe monoy of the country is placed on a sound basis, and no proposed legislation ahould be entered that does not provide that every dollar issued by the govern ment should be of equal intrinsic and interchangeable value; denounces the A. F. A. aud kindred societies; ap proves the income tax of the tariff bill and commends Cleveland's administra tion. Olaf R. Starr wag nominated for in surance commissioner. THE TARIFF QUESTION. Congressman Harter Discusses It at Auburn, N. X. Auburn, N. V., Sept. 6. —Democratic day at tbe county fair brought a good attendance. Governor Flower and Con greaamau Harter of Ohio were the speakera. Mr. Harter said in part: "The tariff qtieatioc ia purely a quea tion of taxation and the principles which govern all other forms of taxation apply equally to it. In other words, all taxa tion is burdensome and an evil geuer ally of no email proportions. It is, how ever, a necessary evil, and as a rule it gives reasonable compeusation ior ita existence. It ia the price of govern ment, aB it represents the cost of pro tecting tbe people of a date or nation in the rights of perßon and property. Taxation, then, ia the price of govern ment, and unleaa we approve oi paying more than we need for what we buy in our private capacity, we Bhould, as in telligent citizena, object to paying any more taxes than are required to defray the actual neoessity and cost of goveru meot. "Tariff taxation is naturally a very unjust thing, inaamuch aa it id collected upon what we consume and not upon wealth, capital or what we have accumu lated. Under thia aystem a very poor man with a large family would pay a larger sum of money for the eupport of hie family than a very rich man having no family. Thiß ia an indictment which always lies against any form of tariff taxation." MONTANA REPUBLICANS. I Congressman Hnrttiian Renominated. An Knrhuslastlo Ratificutlon. Helena, Mout,, Sept. 0. —The Repub lican Btate convention met today. It was largely attended, and very harmom- I ous throughout. There was no opposi tion to tbe re-nomination of Congress man Hartniau and his eolectiou waa greeted with great applause, For asso ciate jeatice of the supreme court Judge W. H, Hunt of Helena wae nominated on the first ballot. The platform declares for tbe free coin age of silver at Hi to 1, independent of the action of other nations. Protection ' aud reciprocity are endorsed and the now tariff law denounced aa destructive in particular to tbe wool-growing in dustry of Montana; liberal pensions and ! arbitration aro endorsed. Resolution!! recommend tbe further elimination of Indian reeervatiena from the map of the state, and believe thu time ia now st hand when every Indian should have and be required to live apon hia allotted farm, and that all other landa with their vast mineral, [ agricultural and pastoral wealth, ehould ! be opened to the occupation and ÜBea of i civilized man. A large and enthusiastic ratification j was held tonight, at which leading Re publican oratore ol the atate apoke. SUGAR PLANTERS REBEL. A Serloas Break in th* Democratic Ranks In Louisiana. New Orleans, Sept. o.—The sugar planters'convention hero was the most remarkable gathering in many yeara and the first serious break in the Dem ocratic party in 20 yeara ia now threat ened. The convention declared in favor of an alliance with the Republican party on national Issues, and two, end possibly tbree, congressional districts, comprising the sugar region, are en dangered to the Democrats. Tbere were probably 300 representative men present at the convention and nearly all of them men of wealth and with power to control a considerable following. The action they have taken cannot be underestimated. The meet ing was called to order by Richard Mc- Call, one ol tbe leading planters of the Third diatrict, and M. E. Pngh wae made chairman. Among thoae who participated in tbe discussions were W. E Howell, a prominent Democrat; H. P, Kernochan, who waa a naval officer under Cleveland; C. F. Anderson, a wealthy planter, and J. A. Ware, a Democratic lepreaentative in the legis lature. \ WOMEN WILL VOTE. A Test of tli« SarTrage Question In San Itflrnitrdtuo Ciiunty. San BmiNAitDiNO, Sapt. G.—Ladies favorable to woman's rights propoae to hold an election in thia couuty on tbe (Ith of November next; ballot-boxea will be specially provided at each poll ing place in the county, iv which all women of voting age will he requested to cast ballots for county and state offi cera. The movement is under the aus pices of prominent members of the W. C. T. U. The object is to demonatra c the practicability of woman iv politics, and show to the sterner sex that she will vole if given an opportunity. POPPER SUMMONED. The Sun FrancUeo Oraml Jury Invoetl- Katlugr Miiutolp»l Politic*. San Francisco, Sept. (i.—There ia a probability that the inside of municipal politica, aa conducted in San Franciaco, will be aoon made public. Tbe grand jury has auinmoued Max Fopper, tbe leader of the local Democtacy, to appear before it and testify aa to the charges he has made that money wae raid to super [Conllnucd ou Second page] NEWS FROM THE ORIENT. Progress of the Chinese- Japanese War. Both Nations Proceeding Very Cautiously. Thirty Thousand- Japanese Troops iv Corea. The TVcJ ,n Preparing to Lay Slega to Port Arthur — Tha King; of Corea Hiding] With Japan, By the Associated Press. Victoria, B. 0., Sept. 6.—The eteam ehip Emprees oi Japan has arrived from Yokohama and Hong Kong. Capt. J. C. Coxe, a prominent eealer, was one of the passengers. He had been in Japan since Febraaty and save that in Yoko hama and Hakodate everything ie quiet and orderly. He says that foreigners who go to Japan expecting to join the army or navy or secure other positions will surely be disappointed. There is a strong anti-foreign feeling, and the peo ple will have no outsiders in any posi tion. This rule prevails in all branches of the service, especially in the hospital and ambulance corps, wbich are very thorough. Captain Carew, master of the San Francisco eealer, Walberg, died at Hako date just before the Kanpress oi Japan tailed. Dr. C. A. Arnold, United States vice consul at Nagasaki, died suddenly Au gust 22d, Tbe Yokohama correspondent of th c Associated Press, under date of August L'lith, writes: The Japanese troops in Corea now number upwards of 30.000. The total force was, on August ISth, placed nnder Lieutenant-Ceneral Nozu, chief of the Fifth army co-tpa, who served with dis tinction in the Satsuma war of the re bellion in 1877, and is said to have shown great tactical skill in the grand army maneuvers of 1802. Tbe Japanese government has pro mulgated a decree constituting prize courts on the basis recsgnized by Amer ican and European usage. At present no regulations will be issued witb regard to contraband of war, owing to possible complications with western powers, but the right is reserved to seize neutral ships actually discovered lobe supplying China with war material, in accordance with the principles of international law. New currency regulations have been promulgated by the king of Corea; Japanese eilver coins are to circulate side by side with those of the kingdom. Among the presents cent by tbe em peror of Japan to the Corean king is a richly embroidered national flag of Corea. This gift contradicts ths idea of conquest by Japan. THE BONE OF CONTENTION. luslde History of ths Ctniei of tho Chinese-Japinnia War. iSpocial correspondence of the Associated Press. Copyrighted ] Yokohama, Auenat 23.—Since the laet dispatch of newa to America, circum stances have occurred which throw much light oa the long-disputed ques- i tion as to which aide in the war ie fa- j vored by the kinu of Corea. Tha lower ! classes in tbat country have no opinion* on political subjects'. If the middle classes have any tnay are not allowed to express them. Even the aristocracy have learned the necessity of keeping silent, if tbeir views are opposed to those of the governing body. The only voice hitherto heard has been that of the ministry—a corrupt oligarchy composed of the Ming family and dependents, who are compleely under the control j of China. It bas been to their interest; to represent thnt the sovereign was heartily in accord with them, and until within tbe past few weeks their assur ances to this eti'ect havo been generally accepted as true. The queen, who is a blood relation of the Mings, is un doubtedly under tbe influence of China, and as she ia understood to be greatly superior to her consort iD intellect and force of character, ber power to impress her ideas upon him lias been easily cred ited. That the Mings acted re illy in the king's name, and with hia sanction, waa not seriously questioned up fo the j time wheu tbe Chinese diplomatic agent in Seoul deserted bia poat and left the court tree from surveillance, Then the Japanese envoy re ceived a meaeuge from tbo king's father,. suggesting that if aninteiv.ew could be arranged in the palace, bis son could be induced to recognize tbe justice and friendliness of Japan's intontiona without much difficulty. The king'e father, officially known as the Ttti Won Kun, was at one p nod the regent of the country, but through the intrigues of the Mings he waa depoßed somo 10 years ago and condemned to a long captivity. Alter his liberation he was forbidden to approach the hut tbat ho kept a watchful eye upon the course of events is proved hy the accuracy of hia etate meat respecting tbe sovereign. THE MINO FAMILY OL'KTKD. The Japanese envoy at once insisted upou meeting tbe monarch personally and under conditions that Bbonld enable him to epeak hia mind without res'raint being denied this privilege by the royal advisers, be determined to present him sell with an armed escort, aud seat lor a detachment from the Japanese forces outside the cily. Ac thie small guard paeeed by the palace, on the way to the envoy's residence, it waa fired upon by Corean ealdiera in tbe service of the Mings. These shots settled the fate of the ministry. The native troopa were dispersed with scarcely a etruggle, and an hour later the representative of Japan waa in amicable conversation witb the Bovereign, who did not hesitate to declare that he had been nnder co ercion ever eince the beginning ol tbe preaent imbroglio with China, and that ho was far from feeling the hostility toward Japan wbich bia gov- | ernment had publicly attributed to him. In token of hia sincerity he had already rid himself of bia late council, and eum moned Tai Won Kun to assist bim in forming a new administration. Before the day waa over, a cabinet made up of tbe radical opponents of the Ming fac tion had been installed, with Tai Won Kun ac prime minister,nnd a committee of 17 appointed to reorganize the admin istrative system and reform the national laws, upon a basis recommended by Japan. Such activity and energy had never before been witnessed eince the foundations of tbe Corean monarchy were laid. tii« kino's sincerity. The extraordinary promptness ol the king in assenting to every proposition put forward by the Japanese envoy might have laid him open to the suspi cion of seeking merely to conciliate the newcomers and to avert their animosity by unconditional submission, but for the discovery of an action on his part en tirely inconsistent witb any aecret sen timent of ill-will. As soon as tbe out going cabinet had left the palace, aud without waiting to consult hie new council, be called together the command ers of the few troops remaining at his disposal and ordered them instantly to join the Japanese army on the way to attack the Chinese at Aean. He wae not instigated to do this by anybody. No one expected it of bim, and no one was more Burprised thau the Japanese representative when he heard of it. To suppose that the king was actuated by motives of policy, would be to credit bim witb a sagacity which he certainly does not posaeaa. The universal belief in hia lack of epirit and cleverneee seems to be well founded. Hie demonstration io explained rather as signifying bis doligiit at being relieved from an irkaome restraint and hia de termination to '"get even" in some way with the men who bad kept bim for yeara in leading strings. But it effectually disposes of the old stories that he had nothing but hatred for Japan, and would reaißt to the utmost every attempt of that empire to establish ita influence in the penineula. Since the day that he came in contact with the envoy he bas shown every disposition to co-operate,ao far aa he is able, with the movements for Corea'a regeneration. When tbe Japanese army returned victorious to Seoul, bringing witb them the captured arms and standards, he sent a deputy especially to welcome and congratulate tbem. He baa appointed a commissioner to visit Japan and thank the emperor for tbe promise of poace and a atable government tv hia country, and he hae formally renounced the auzerainiy of China and proclaimed his intention to assert hia independence and equality in all future dealings with that nation. Unless Japan faila utterly in the war the vassalage of tbe past will never be re newed. JAPAN'S PROPOSED REFORMS. The political and social reforma which Japan demands, are deaigned not only to prevent China from interfering here after, but also to give the whole people of Corea opportunity and power to im prove their condition, and to prepare the country for the introduction of weatern civilization. Some of them have already been decreed* and put in .'orce. These are: The adoption of a new royal title whicb, though still meaning king in English, shall carry with it ao signifi cation of inferiorty to a higher mon arch, ac waa previously the caee; the establishment of,a thorough diplomatic service, under which ministers shall be sent to all tieaty states; ttie eligibility to otliee of all classes, witho it distinc tion of rank; restrictions upon publio expenditures, and the periodical announcement of revenues and disburse ments; reduction in the number of na tional employees; absolute freedom of religion; abolition oi slavery and all kinda of euforced labor; prohibition of cruel or excessive puniahmenta, aud the immediate abrojatian of the law per mitting the punishment of the entire family of a criminal, however innocent; authorization of widows to remarry, and of all pereona to marry according to their choice, without parental compul sion. Other reforms are under consid eration, and every citizen ia permitted to offer the committee propoeala for the general welfare. ciiina's war policy. The policy of China in all wars haa been to play a waiting game and to auffer a certain amount of injury with out retaliation in the hope of exhaust ing the enemy. With thie view, al though her navy is much superior to that of Japan, she withdrew all her ships from tho open aea immediately after the tirnt blow bad been struck in tbe bay of Aean and secluded them in strongly fortified stations like Port Arthur aud Wei Hal-Wei. But even iv these retreats the Heats are a constant menace to Japan and au expedition waa planned on A ugUßt 7th for an advance upon Wei Hai-Woi, near Che Foo, nhere it was supposed a large rquadron was lying in hiding. Tne Japanese ehipa reached their destination at midnight. August 9th, Aa they approached, eignß of activity were perceived iv the dun light, but it was uot believed that many of the ene my had time to escape, nor waa it thought they would wish to avoid a con teat, being greatly in the majority. Au attack with torpedoes was pieparad, but whon daylight came, no Chinese vessels were in eight. They hail all flown to another resort. A few ahota were ex changed with the forts, but as the movement contemplated no engagement with batteries ou shore, the Japanese fleet teturned to the coast ol Coma. JAPANESE PRECAUTIONS. A visit to Fort Arthur waa debated, owing to the fact that the harbor ia ac cessible only through paaaagea known to be thickly strewn with.aorpodueu. While tbe Jupaneae are willing to take reason able risks, they are uot warranted iv unduly hazirdiug the safety ol their ehi.is. In this arm of the service they are bo out-numuered tbat any serious loan would cripple them, and perhaps en anger tbeir communications. They will take nuiiost any odda in onen waters, but will not rashly throw them selves upon torpedoes or expose them selves needlessly to heavy land lortitica tionß. The Japanese have taken all pre [ConUnaad on Third page.] TEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CF/fVTS. THE KING OF THE TURF. Robert J. Breaks all of tha Records. He Paces a Mile in 2:02 1-2 ia a Race. Joe Pdtchen'o Time .lust a Quarter Second Slower. Thr«« F intent Heata Erar Don- In Bar* neii—Alix Trott a Mile In 2:04 3*lt State Fnlr Kaoai-Sum- By the Associated Press. Indianapolis, Sept. (1. —Tonight the j flag of honor Hosts over the track of the ! Indianapolis Driving club, and the sons jof Terro Haute and Fort Wayne have been eclipsed. Robert J , the great eon ;o! Hartford, roigna supreme as kins; of the turf, and the pennant waves above I his stall at tbe state iair gronudi. The match race for a purse of $501)0 : between Robert J. and Joe Fatchon wat expected to bring out come phenomenal I sport, but not one of tbe 10,000 people j was prepared for the terrible slashing ol records tbat began when the word "go" wbb thundred from the stand by Starter Walker, at 3:53 o'clock. Tbe day was all that could bave been desired and the track wae perfect. All the necessary elements were present wbich enter into the production of great speed. The light rains of the 30 hours previous had been absorbed by the yielding earth, ! and forces of men nnder the direction of the superintendent bad been at work j constantly since. Nothing had beau omitted, and when the final moment came, not a member of the association but was confident that, with .the con j dition of tbe track, no blame could be ! attached to them if no records were made. THE CONTEST FOR BLOOD. The heats of the previous races were passed over in baste and the crowd had become somewhat impatient when Starter Walker advanced to tbe front of j the stand and announced that the race j would be tbe next feature of the pro gramme. | "Look out for records. Both of these horses are in the best possible condition and Jack Curry haa promised to give tha little horse the race of hia life," be said. At tbe stables of the flyers all waa j confusion ac the final toucbea were put on the preparation of the horses for the great contest for blood. Geera heard of the boaat of Curry aud replied in hia peculiar wav: "Ie that bo? Well, old boy, we'll have to go come, won't we?" and be i patted tbe little wonder on the neck in ! an affectionate manner. At the same moment tbat Starter ! Walker had made tho announcement to i the crowd the masses of humanity at tbe gatea were parted, and from the breach appeared upon tbe track the twu ] boraes. A mighty cheer went up aa Geera and Curry drove quietly down in I irout of the amphitheater and jogged to | the turn. The crowd became breathless iaa tbe horses came together and pulled j out for a little warming up dowu the stretch. Five minutes later they halted a mo ment before tbe stand ; the last toucbea were administered to botn horaes, every atrap and buckle wae closely inspected, and the two anept down the track for i the word. Both drivera Battled them. 1 selves firmly in their Beats, and neither I looked at the otber. They were in no i humor for jesting. There was a sot nnd determined expression upon the face of ! each. Curry was determined to give the ! brown horse the greatest and botteat j race of hie life, but Geers waa quiet nnd ! confident that be would pull out just I enough to keep ahead. He knew the i humor of bia horse, and hia heart never | trembled. THE ITAItT. Scarcely had the two horses turned for the start when the brown and blaci gave great leaps forward and shot down Ito the stand at a terrific pace. Botti drivers held back, and Patchen waa ren dered unsteady by tbe lines. Walker saw the situation and called them back. i The eecond etart was a success. Both horses were at their stride aud less than a ne:'k apart. Down the track they \ came at a terrible pace, with perfect motion and even stride. "Go!" yelled Walker, leaning far ! over the railing of the stand, and tbe ! crowd arose aa one man. Around the | turn the two rivals shot, and at tba quarter wae announced. It was as though the two great horeea were being ! impelled by Biirae unseen force, aa tbe | movement of their lega on the back j etretcu could not be seen. l:02 l , 2 at the half, waa called out, and the crowd ! cheered. Still the two horses remained i together. Curry banging stubbornly at j Geers' wheel. The letter turned bie I head slightly and seemed to be studying | his chances. He saw the situation at a elauce. He waa in tho race of hia life, with an opponent that was worthy of hia steel. He forged ahead a nose aa tho two swept into the turn, and thore was a slight check noticeable us the last curve was being cut down. Both drivera gath ered their reins for the stretch, and 1:34 at the three-quarters waa yelled from the stand. THE RACE FOR HOME. Then began tbe race for home. Curry epnke to the handsome black and l'atchen responded by straining every muscle. The great horse aeemed to recognize that thia waa the moment when he could revenge himself for i former defeats. He came np to even terma aud with distended neck and j flaming noatrils thundered along at the ' 1 ttie brown'e aide. It wae a surprise to I the littte wonder himself, who waa un accustomed to having a horse at hie side lon that part of the track. He ahcok 1 h.s head angrily and attempted to draw away, bu.t Geera held him with a Bteady hand. It waa not yet the moment for the laet grest effort. He allowed tha biack to ritain his place and the two