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VOL. XLIII. NO. 48.
Gratitude
DISTRIBUTED.....
GMTI'UL TO YOTTR9FLF for your forethought, grateful to oi for inggestlom, gratefnl to
your nenehboi for good example.
HE BOUGHT HIS OVERCOAT HERE
2L?.° .7{ Ltj DO . 80 ALSO. Uratitude all around. Tho man who wantsan Overcoat for him
een ato boy, and who doesn't see our line, makei one ol the mistakes of his life.
MASCULINE HEAD COVERING
A IUCO6JS here, like all else. We carry Good Hats without fanoy prices.
THANKSGIVING UNDERWEAR....
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M New Feature Sliow!
10,20,25&50 OTS
PUBINBTEIN IS DEAD!
DE KONTSKI,
Who remains as the only living pupil of the immortal Beethoven, will give s
Piano Recital at Bartlett's Music Hall,
• WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. 28.
Admission BOc; Reaerved seats BL . Weber Pl*no used at these concert..
JOHNSON'S GRAND OPERA HOUSfi.
—A SPECIAL PRODUCTION OF—
The Streets of New York
PROF. W. MANNING will box every night. Several other specialties will be introduced.
Fee the Are engine 1 Popular prices—ta, 'J. 1 *), 35 and .loe.
THE LAST WEEK OF
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THE PUENTE OIL CO
SiST. CRUDE I
viiui/u BIKER BLOCK.
Tel. 196. PETROLEUM Wells at Pants, Cal
This Company la prepared to sell and deliver crude petroleum in large or
•mall quantities either in tank care on lias of railroads in Los evngjeles or out
aide, or by tank wagon or drums to any part of city. We furnish crude petroleum
to Cable fry Ce>, Electric K'y Co., Temple-3t R'y Co. Amd other Jar f> cotwyaolw.
Bums, FOR MAN " Braises,
MUSTANG LINIMENT
Rheumatism, AND BEAST. Stiffjoints.
The Herald
LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 28, 1894-
BROTHERHOOD TRAINMEN.
They Get Knocked out in the
Courts.
Judge Dallas Delivers an
Opinion.
Reading Receivers May Discharge
Union Men.
Tha Petition of Union Trainm»u Denied.
A Hard Blow for Organized
Labor — Attorney-General
Olnejr Snubbed.
By the Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 27.—Judge Dallas
hied an opinion in tbe United States
circuit court today, diemissing tbe peti
tion of Levi Hioks and other members
of the Brotherhood of Railway Train
men, who deaired to compel the receiv
ers of the Philadelphia and Reading
company to retain them in the road's
employ, and at tbe same time allow
them to remain members of the organi
zation. In hie opinion, Judge Dallas
makee no reference whatever to Attor
ney-General Olney's recent letter on tbe
subject, in which the latter took the
ground that the receivers were mani
festly wrong in interfering with the em
ployees ac members of the Brotherhood
oi Railway Trainmen, and in which tbe
attorney-general gave his opinion tbat
tbe men had a perfect right to organize.
Judge Dallas, in his opinion, which ia
quite lengthy, among other things,
says:
"Tbe subject matter of tbis litigation
waa first brought to the attention of tbe
coart by the joint petition filed October
18, 1894, ot Stephen £. Wilkinson,
Thomas McDermott and George H.
Rnpple, acting for themselves and all
employees of the Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad company, who are
members of an unincorporated associa
tion called tbe Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen. Tbe object of the proceed
ing wits to obtain an order restraining
the receivers Irom acting in pursuance
of a notice, aa follows:
" 'On or abont the 15th day of Auguet
laat. yonr petitionera were notified that
all membora of tbe eaid association
muet diesolve their connection with tbe
same on or before October 18ib, or fail*
ing to do co, wonld be discharged from
the service of the receivers.'
"I thought, as I atill think, that
neither the association nor ite chief
officer had any legal standing to be
heard in oomnlaiut of auy notion taken
or proposed by the recoivere, or to in
voke or advice dieallowence after any
measure adoptod or contemplated by
them, Tbey have made no contraot
with or through this association, and
none had been made by the company."
The original petiiion having been
disposed of, Judge Dallsa next takes np
the petitione of Levi Hicks and George
S. Riley and diepoaea of them as fol
lows :
"Both of theae persons are in the
service of the receivers and both are
membsre of the unincorporated associ
ation known as tbe Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen. A rule was adopted
by the railway oompany in the year
1887 and hae ainee been maintained by
it and by the reoeivere to tbe effect that
no one would be employed in lta service
who waa a member of auoh an associa
tion unlesa be would agree to withdraw
therefrom.
"Levi Hicks waa employed aa brake
man on October 20tb, 1893. The estab
lished form of application, representing
that tbe applicant waa not a member of
any labor organization or that if auch a
member he would withdraw therefrom,
waa presented to him for signature, but
be then declined to state whether or not
he was a member of auch organization,
and he was thereupon employed by a
eubordinate agent of the receiv
ers and without their knowledge
or that of tbe general superintendent.
On or before August 1, 1891, be wae no
tified that onleaa he gave up his mem
bership in tbe brotherhood he would be
discharged. He still retained both his
memberehip ami hia employment and
on October Bth, the day on which Its
oriainal petition waa filed, and after it
had been presented, tbe general super
intendent had an interview with others
of the employeea, at which no tbreata
were made of discharge, bat reference
waa made to the agreements under
which the men had entered the service
of tbe company, and to the rules of the
company, and tbey did agree to with
draw. Tbe proposed discharge of
George E. 3. Riley hae no connection
with hi(i memberehip in the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, but is caused
eolely Vy hia failure to antiafaotorily per
form his duties.
"The circamatances disclosed in the
cneo of Levi Hicks do not entitle him to
the interposition of a court of equity on
bis behalf. The purpose to discharge
Mr. Hicks, unless he would resign from
tbe association, waa communicated to
bim about two months prior to October
Bth, and hie promise of that day was
given simply in the exercise of hie right
of selection between the alternatives
which had been pieviouely presented to
his choice. The iaot ia tbat he did agree
to eever hie connection with tho brother
hood, but he waa not subjected to legal
compuleion. It ia not necessary that I
should, and I do not rest my judgment
on this empty agreement.
"It is at least certoin that by making
it, Mr. Hicka acquired no better posi
tion than he obtained before and with-
out it. I am oi tbe opinion tbat tbe
receivers woald have been justified in
dismissing bim apon grounds peculiar
to bim and wholly irrespective of the
broad question which he baa attempted
to obtrnde into thin eaae. It reaults
that in tbe petition Hicks haa not made
ont a case entitling him to the relief
which he seeks and it ia even more
manifest that the case of George E. S.
Riley is entirely devoid of equity."
Judge Dallae then takes up the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and
says:
"The real question, however, is not
whether the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen ia or ia not inimical to the
general welfare, but whether theae re
ceivers ahould be ordered to retain its
members in their service, despite the
company's pre-existing rale to the con
trary and against their own unanimous
judgment.
"Tbat the contemplated aotion is not
unlawful ia too plain for argument,
That it eontravenea public policy ia as«
eerted. But how can this be estab
lished? I know of no means of ascer
taining the polioy of the public in rela
tion to personal rights bat by consulting
the public laws. This particular associ
ation ia not a corporation, but if it was
it would not follow, aa eeemn to be sup
posed, that It conld rightfully ineiat on
tbe retention of ite men:burn in tbe aer
vice of another corporation against ita
will."
A BROKEN CRANKPIN
Causae the Cloelnc Down of a Large
Sawmill.
Vancouver, B. C, Nov, 27.—A seri
ous accident happened to the machinery
of the Moody ville sawmill today, which,
though fortunately unattended by loss
of life or injury to any of the employees,
will canse the mill to shut down for
aome montbe. The mill etarted np aa
uanel at 6 o'clock, bat at 10 o'clock the
crankpin of the engine broke. The
engine raced round at a terrible rate of
epeed before it could be atopped, and
the result waa tbat the cylinder heada
burst. Tbe machinery cannot be re
paired here.
Quite a little hiatory Is attached to
the engines in this mill. They were
built 40 years ego for 11. M. 8. Sparrow
hawk, a gun host for many years on this
station. After 15 years' aervice ehe waa
condemned and dismantled here and
the engines were purchased by tbe mill,
which used thorn for 25 yeare.
Only one vessel is now loading at the
mill, the Chilean bark India.
THE CITIZEN SOLDIERY.
GENERAL ORDERS BY TIIE ADJU-
TANT GENERAL.
Clndlnga nf the Late Court of Inqnlry
Approved by the Governor, With
the Exo.ptlon of a Slight
Alodlficatton.
Sacramento, Nov. 27.—General orders
wore today issued from the adjutant
general's office embracing the report of
the recent court of inquiry, presided
over by Colonel Henehaw. The court is
complimented for the faithful manner
in which it fulfilled ite duties, and its
proceedinga and recommendations are
approved by the commander-in-chief,
except with these modifications:
Firat—Tbe ceneurea of Brigadier-Gen
eral Mhechan are exceseive in compari
son with those imposed on the other
ofbeere involved.
Second—The consurea of Colonel Sul
livan are excessive as compared with
those of the three general officers then
in tbe field.
Pursuant to tho recommendations of
tho coart, Compony A of the Second in
fantry of Sacramento, and Company G,
Third infantry, of San Francisco, are to
be muttered out of the service on tbe
10th of Daoember.
A court martial ia ordered to convene
in San Francisco December 3d for the
trial of Captain S. B. Blumenherg, in
command of the First troop cavalry, N.
G. C, and euca other prieonera aa may
be brought before it. „ .
1119 HANDS WENT UP.
A Footpad Shot by Hia Intended Victim
In Saoruiusnto.
Sacramento, Nov. 27.—Aa E. L, Ger
risb, a young man,was on hia way home
tonight he was stopped at Twelfth and
G streets by a footpad, who told bim to
throw up hia hands. Garriab threw
them up, but in doing co hia pistol went
along and when on a level with the foot
pad's broast he fired. Tbe footpad
staggered off a little way and then shot
at (ierriah, but missed him. Afterward
the police tracked tbe footpad through
a muddy alley to the next street, where
the tracks could not be iollowed. tier
rißh is quite certain he pat a bullet
into him.
GUNS LOADED.
Thlnca Look Very Warlike Down In
Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala,, Nov. 27.—1t hae
just been learned that eeveral hot
headed Kolbite leaders have issued ae
cret calls for armed men in companies' of
from 100 to 500 to volunteer to go to
Montgomery on inauguration day next
Saturday to seat Kolb aa governor. The
call urges the Kolb followers to "main
tain thoir rights and carry out the will
of tbe people," and it ie eaid that com
panies are being organized. All the
troops in the state have arranged to go
to Montgomery, and it ie understood
will carry their guns loaded.
Striking; Miners.
Wardnbr, Ida., Nov. 27.—The etrike
situation at tha Bunker Hill and Sulli
van mine remains unchanged. Manager
Bradley haa received a loug telegram
from the president oi the company in
San Francisco, directing him to shut
down the mine indefinitely. No effort
will be made to eupply the placea of the
strikere.
Order your euit early. H. A. Getz ia
crowded for fine tailoring at moderate
pricea. 112 Weat Third atreet.
Wiekatrom <k Person, tailora. Fit,
workmanship and goods guaranteed
first-claea; prices moderate. Room 1,
120> 2 ' 3. Spring street.
Tbe drug combine "buated" by Off
& Vaughn. Druga at eastern prices.
Ayer'a, Joy's and Hood's earaaparilla,
65 cts; Paine's Celery Compound, 75c;
Syrnpof figs, 35 cts.
Babies cry for Caotoria, 25 cents a
bottle at Off & Vaughn 'a, corner Fourth
and Spring streets.
Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second
street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style.
THE ARMENIAN MARTYRS.
Further Particulars of the
Massacre.
Twelve Thousand Christians
Slaughtered.
The Porte's Commission of Inquiry
Is a Mere Farce.
Turkey Huat Be IlroHght to Aooonnt.
Th* British Government Scored
for lta Apathy — Franca
Brine Stirred Cp.
By the Associated Preae,
London, Nov. 27.—A meeting ol the
Angio-Armenian association was held
here today under the presidenoy of Mr.
Francia Seymour Stevenson, member of
parliament for the Eye division of Suf
folk and chairman o! the Anglo-Arme
nian association. Among those preaent
were Prof. J. A. Root, D. D., and many
distinguished Englishmen who are in
sympathy with the cause of the Arme
nians, beaidea G. Hagopian, Petrua and
Aganoov and other nativea of Armenia.
At tbe opening of the meeting today a
telegram received from Dr. Cantarrion,
a Ruaaian physician at Tiflis, waa read,
It says:
"I learn that the people at Saaaoun
surrendered to an overwhelming Turk
ish army on condition and on the sol
emn promiae that no barm wonld be
done them. After laying down their
arms the Tnrkiah troops attacked and
massacred men, women and children
and pillaged and burned their homes.
Tbe number of tbe killed muat exceed
3000."
A letter was also received from J. I.
Seounder, a merchant oi Paris and
preaident of the Armenian society of
France, ;n which he stated that accord
ing to his advicea not lees than 12,000
Armeniana were massacred.
.Speeches wore made and reaolutiona
passed etrongly condemning the earl of
Kimberly, secretary of state for foreign
affairs, and the British government lor
their apathy in tbe matter and for
screening tha Tnrkiah atrocitiea by
withholding information from tbe preaa.
It was decided to commence an agita
tion on behalf of the Armenians in the
house of commons and to hold an indig
nation meeting, the platform of the
movement being a letter received by the
association from Canon Malcolm Mac-
Coll, who was the first to call attention
to the Bulgarian atrocitiea of 1877, after
haviog eeen the people impaled on the
banks of the Danabe. In this letter
Canon McColl says:
"For almost every massacre lately
perpetrated ie Armenia, the porte has
been responsible, directly or indirectly.
I make this assertion from an intimate
knowledge of the methods of the Turk
ish administration. The commission
which the porte haa ordered to make an
inquiry into tbe Armenian massacre,
like the commission aent to Syria in
ISGO, and like the one sent to Bulgaria
in 1877, ia an utter farce, the only ob
ject being lo throw dost in tbe eyes of
Europe. The real oiminala will be ex
onerated and innocent parties will be
blamed.
"Even if tbe porte and tbe saltan
were sincere the commission could not
get the facts, for by the eacred law of
Turkey, whioh ia absolutely unchange
able, Christian evidence ia never re
ceived agaicat a Mueeelman, and no
Musselman will give evidence against a
Musselman, The oommieeion is obvi
ously a shrewd imposture. The porte
should be forced to fulfill its obligations
under tbe treaty of Berlin by tbe pow
ers or by England acting in conoert with
Russia. In any case England should
immediately declare heraelf released
from the Anglo Turkish convention by
which ehe is engaged to resiet Ruseian
aggression in Armenia by force of anna.
"Protests are merely waste of paper.
The sultan ia forbidden by eacred law to
sanction Any reforms in favor of the
Christians except in the way of force. •
"I have letters irom persona through
out the country urging that action be
taken immediately."
Mr. Iskender'e letter atatea that the
Armenian society of France ia in com
munication with Premier Dupuy and M.
Honontaux, the French minister of for
eign affaire, with a view of securing
some action on tbe part of the French
government In the matter whioh haa so
greatly affected tne civilized world.
j until-: KICKS' CASE.
The Taking; of Testimony Closed at
Cleveland.
Cleveland, 0., Nov. 27.—The hearing
of tbe cbargos against Judge Ricka
closed today for the present. An agree
ment was reached aa to the recorda to be
used aa evidence, and then Miss Lillis,
a former etenograpber under Judge
Ricks when he waa clerk, and Charles
Beatty, who waa a deputy clerk at tbe
aame time, were examined concerning
the compensation of Mies Lillia in tbe
Birdßell case. Miss Lillia eaid ahe re
ceived $153 and aigned a vonoher for
$300. Judge Kicks was called to tba
stand and questioned by Chairman
Bailey ac to tbe practice of charging fees
and estimating the clerks' oompensa
tio, Mr. Bailey remarking at the close
that tho law had not been cloaely fol
lowed in the matter. Judge Hicks'
counsel waa given 16 days' time in
which to prepare explanatory papers in
regard to the new statements made by
Attorney Green. This cloeed the hear*
ing in Cleveland.
Bike Records Broken.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 27, —Johnson
broke another world's record today, go
ing a third of a mile in 0:38 3-5. The
tandem team, witb W. Rhodes and Pat
O'Connor, reduced the world's reoord
for naif a mile, unpaced, 1 1-5 seconds,
going the distance in 0:55 flat.
Eastern chestnuts at Althouße Bros.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco.
TEN PAGES.
AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY.
BY TELEGRAPH—Proceedings of the trans
mlsslsalppl congress Turkish atrocities
.. .Judge Dallai's decision ol tho Reading
ralltoad case Judge Morrow's denial ol
Attorney Monteltn's petition—The ori
ental war Sporting events Goncral
news gleanings.
LOCAL—The Harris Piatt case again....The
local market Irom a Thanksgiving dinner
standpoint Mrs. Powers ol Denverseek
ing a loat son The city schools to obierve
autumnal foßtlval today... Bondsmen
withdraw from ihe bond ol L. K. Howlette,
the street sprinkler Was Manager Ben
son once Baron Zelgler'.' ...The Yatman
meetings.. .George Bradley of Hollywood
accidentally kills himself ...The cbaiu
gang attempt! to revolt Alfred J. New
ton arrested on a serious charge Healey
and Feeler, the alleged murderers ol Bli
kan, in tbe countr jail ...The city cam
paign — Horrible deatb ol a young man
on tne railroad.
NEIGHBORING PLACES.
Ontario—The wai-.-r company's attain,
Santa Monica—Preparations for Thanksglv
ng.
San Bernardino—Mrs, Barnes and Ealter
indicted.
Klsinorx—The Herald and Juniper mines.
Redlands—Earnei and his suit against Ha
ver A Stanford mortgage fort closed.
Pomona—The Baynham party.
Sata Ana—An exciting tnrkey shoot.
Pasadena—Death ol Dr. Carr The tcwer
farm.
POINTERS FOR TODAY.
Bi'rbank—Monte Cristo,
1m i'lki at.—Vaudeville.
Benson's Opera Hooaa—Streets ol New York.
Xoyttian Hall—Psycho and illusions.
Armory Hall—Hotel and restaurant em
ployeea' ball.
City Hall—Police commission at 10 a. m.
Pavilion—lnternailonal exposition.
SCIENTIFIC SLUGGING.
SOLLY SMITH SMASHES THE OMA
HA. KID.
Tho Fight Waa Awarded to tha latter
on it Fonl — Bolly Lost Hia
Head—A Pair of
Fouls.
Buffalo, N. V., Nov. 27,—One of the
most scientific fights ever seen in Buffalo
was witnessed today, when Solly Smith
of California and Oicar Gardner, the
Omaha Kid, met in the old Buffalo Ath
letic club rooms in als round go, Tbey
were evenly matched, and It la bard to
tell what the final outcome of the match
wonld have been had not Smith lost hia
head in the fifth round and punched
Gardner before be regained hia feet
after a knockdown. Both men were in
prime condition, and at the end of the
fifth round they were aa freah aa at the
beginning.
Neither man had any decided ad
vantage up to the time the foul occurred.
The skill shown in avoiding each other's
swings, upper-cuts and straight
punches can be realized when it ie eaid
only one hard blow found a resting place
during the match, and tbat waa aent in
by the Loe Angeles boy, who dapped
Gardner on tbe jaw, sending him down.
It was jnet before the foul, and Smith
waa so eager to follow up the advantage
that he forgot himself and emaehed
Gardner while the latter was rising.
The preliminary bout between Buck
Beatty, who whipped Bill Slavin here,
and Jersey Gordon, ol Philadelphia, was
given to Beatty on a foul.
DARING ROBBERY.
A Kara Game and Hotel Bald Up at
llaker city. Ore.
Bakes City, Ore.. Nov. 27.—One of
the most daring robberies ever com
mitted in this eection occurred in this
city at 2 o'clock this morning. Six men,
heavily masked and armed with rifles
shot guna and revolvers, entered the no
el Warehauenx. Tbe employees and
bystanders wore placed under cover of
arms, while two of the robbers relieved
the saloon bar till and a faro game of
cash amounting to abont $1160 wnich
they placed in a Back and departed. A
fire alarm was turned in by on officer a
few moments after tbe robbery, which
drew out a large number of people, but
the robbers had made good their escape
and were not to be Been. There is no
clue whatever.
WBLCOUE RAIN.
Beneflelal Shower. In Northern and Cen-
tral California.
San Francisco, Nov. 27.—Today's
rain extended over Northern and Cen
tral California. In all eectione where it
fell the rain waa of benefit to crepe and
waa eagerly welcomed by farmers. At
Holliater orop prospects are good; at
Gilroy there waa hardly enough rain to
allay the fears of a dry eeaaon. Feed
has been injured by 4be long dry spell
and fruit trees bave been advancod too
rapidly. In the Sonoma valley the rain
wae juet in time, aa farmers and dairy
man were greatly in need of it. Yuba
City calls for atill more rain to inaure
good cropo. At Tracy nearly half an inch
fell. Rein ie also reported at Marcnee,
Ukiah, San Rafael, Petaluma and other
points.
Edith Kliler Indicted for Murder.
Stockton, Nov. 27. —The grand jury
today returned an indictment for mur
der against the young woman, Edith
Elder, who shot and killed her lover,
Frank Qoinn, a few weeks ago. Miss
Elder is yet too ill to be taken into cus
tody, and is at tbe county hospital, but
a bench warrant has been issued for her
arrest, and as soon aa ahe is able to be
moved ahe will be taken into custody.
A. Depot Bobbery.
Sacramento, Not. 27.—1t ia reported
here that the Southern Paoifio depot at
Wheatland waa entered by two maeked
men early thia morning, and G. H.
Barnea, the telegraph operator, who
waa alone in the office, wae held up and
robbed of all tbe money in the cash
drawer, which, however, waa only a
little over $10. The tobbera escaped.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WESTERN WANTS
Discussed by Delegates to
the Transmississippi
Congress.
THE SILVER QUESTION.
Debated by Men Who Have
Made a Study of the
i Subject.
I
FREE COINAGE ADVOCATED
By Concrea.m.n-El.ot Bhafroth, Ex.
Governor Prlner, CongreHmaa
Bryan and Other Able
Speak.re.
By tbe Associated Press.
St. Louis, Nov. 27. —The develop
mente of the eecond day's session of tha
transmißsißsippi congress have not heen
without interest for the advocates ot the
recoinage of eilver, who have been
anxious to s--ure definite expressions
from the congress in favor of the white
metal.
Not alone have the minor features,
such as warm applause when free coin
age was mentioned, been encouraging,
but tbe organization of the committee
on resolutions, with Congressman W. J.
Bryan of Nebraska as chairman and £.
A. Marshall of Texas as secretary, have
been highly delighting. Nevertheless
there is yet no certainty that the matter
will go beyond thie. In the convention
there is a strong element in favor of in
ternational free coinage only, and op
posed to any expression whatever upon
the subject by tbe congress. Whether
tbe bimetallißts will be etrong enough to
overcome both theso elements cannot be
told. Yet there is a cbrtainty that the
main struggle will be on this portion ot
the resolutions* committee's report and
tbe battle will not be a brief one.
A PLEA FOR FREE SILVER.
At the opening of the afternoon ses
sion, which was delayed until nearly 3
o'clock, there being nothing before the
convention having epeoial precedence,
Congressman-elect Shafroth of Colorado
was invited to address the delegates on
the silver question. Mr. Shafroth
ODened his remarks with a theoretical
discussion of the sheets of tbe complete
demonetization of silver and tbe conse
quent compelling of nny one metal, gold
for inetance, to transact the business of
the country or of the world. He
touched npon the annual production of
gold, and arguing from the statistical
assertion that more than 75 per cent of
that production goes into the arts, held
tbat tbe remaining 25 per cent was
equal to but 1 per cent of the aggregate
supply of the world, while the increase
of demand in trade waa six times in ex
cess of that percentage. There was but
one course to follow to BUpply trade with
its necessary medium of exchange, viz:
the free coinage of silver.
Following tbis be reviewed tbe posit
tiona of the various governments of the
world with relation to gold and the in
crease in the number of nations relying
entirely upon the yellow metal aa a baeia
of circulation, asking if it were not
reasonable that, with the necessarily
appreciated value of gold, silver ehould
be uued to meet the ever-growing de
mand for exchange.
Ho opposed with all hia might any
proposal for the limited use of silver, for
anything short of free coinage nnder tbe
financial system now existing, meant
simply the redemption ultimately of
that silver with gold, thereby again ap
preciating the value of tbe latter metal.
Silver and gold, he claimed, under un
restricted conditions, were automatically
regulative of each other; and moreover,
tho facts showed that the production of
silver was annually larger than that of
gold, yet when relative comparisons
weie made of the totals in the world at
the end of the year, there woe leae than
one per cent greater increase of eilvef
than of gold—3B-100 of 1 per oent, to
apeak oorteotiy. What danger waa there
in tbat?
MORE RESOLUTIONS.
At the cloae of Mr. Shafroth's remarks
more resolutiona were introduced and
referred to tbe committee on resolutions
without debate. Among them were)
theae:
By tbe Seattle ohamber of commerce,
opposing the adoption by congress ol
any resolution demanding the free coin*
age of silver; iavoring tbe early con
struction of the Nicaragua canal; op
posing the so-called Olney plan with re
gard to the l'aeiho railroad debts, and
lavoring the foreclose of the government
mortgage, with tbe restoring to the peo
ple of the granted lauds ; lavoring tak
ing away from congress its coinage
power and its return to the people un
der the syßtem of initiative and refer
endum ; iavoring the withdrawal of al*
existing circulating mediums and tha
eubatitution therefor of an iaßue of full
legal tender treasury notes to the amonnt
of $50 per capita; favoring the creation
of a cabinet office to be known aa the
department oi trade and commerce, and
numerous others of a minor character.
REMONETIZATION OP SILVER.
The honr of 4 o'clock having arrived,
the special order took precedonoe and
tbe discussion oi the remonetization ol
eilver waa opened by ex-Uovernor Prince
of New Mexico.
Upon tbe principle tbat all atruotaree
must first have a foundation, tbe gov
ernor stated he would confine himself to
statements of facte, leaving the eupei

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