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VOLUME 2i: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., STATE HERALD. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1895. NUMBER 316. SECRETARY HERBERT SPEAKS A Good Audience of Representa tive Citizens Hear Him, BUT HE MAKES NOCONVERTS The Best Speech That Could Be Made From a Goldbug Standpoint. BIMETALLISM REMAINS ALL STATU QUO In Alabama, While Our Able Secretary Passes on to Washington—It Isa "Con dition; Not a Theory/* the Peo 1 pie Are Interested In. Col. Hilary A. Herbert, secretary of the navy, spoke at O'Brien's opera house last night in opposition to the free and un limited coinage of silver. Almost every seat in the parquet and dress circle was occupied, and a few peo ple had seats in the gallery. Seated on the stage were Gen. Rufus N. Rhodes, B. Steiner, S. D. Weakley, Railroad Commissioner RoSs C. Smith, Gen. Fred S. Ferguson, Secretary N. F. Thompson of the Commercial club, F. V. Evans, Capt. W. A. Walker, B. F. Moore, Maj. W. J. Milner, Maj. W. W. Screws. General Rhodes introduced Secretary Herbert in a few well chosen words, after which Colonel Herbert said: Radies and Gentlemen and Fellow Citi zens: Three years ago 1 appeared be fore a Birmingham audience pleading for the unity of our party. The question then was money. Tonight 1 appear before you again pleading for party unity. Again it is a money question. Three years ago it was the sub-treasury*. That proposition was so untenable that it has already passed into history. This time it is a question of an incr ease of money. It is a greater question, and the people of Alabama and the south are much more divided on the question. 1 said it was a serious ques tion. It is one on which the pros and cons are much more evenly divided than they could have possibly have been on the question three years ago. I think when the people have thorough ly considered this question they will come to practically a unanimous opin ion. This question that we are now con sidering is whether the United States ought to undertake, in order to get a larger currency, the unlimited coinage of Silver. The first thing to do is to get rid of seme of the prejudice that exists in the minds of the people. We must decide this question as practical business men. We must not lose sight of the good common sense. The idea that the silver dollar played a very important part In this gov ernment down to the civil war has gen erally obtained. That Is not correct. Whatever prosperity this country may have enjoyed down to about 1870 was attained without the aid of the silver dol lar. From the beginning of the government down to the passage of the Bland-Allison act in 1878 only about 8,000,000 of silver dollars had been coined. Alexander Ham ilton. one of the wisest financiers of our country, said 15 to 1 was. about the mar ket ratio. Thomas Jefferson recommend ed the same. They represented different parties, and the recommendation was adopted. The silver orators and papers are say ing we should act independently of any other government in establishing the ratio. Jefferson and Hamilton did not make any such recommendations. Prior to 1834 less than $2,000,000 of silver had been coined. In 1806 Jefferson, then pres ident. ordered the suspension of the coin age of the silver dollar, as it was driving out the gold money. You who were here during the war remember the Confed erate money drove gold from the south and greenbacks drove gold from the north. It is a well known law that men will always pay their debts in the cheapest money and retain the more valuable. It was this fact that Impelled President Jefferson to stop the coinage of silver dol lars in 1806. The people were holding back gold and paying in silver. We come now to 1834. The cheap silver had not only driven gold from this coun try, but we had no silver. It was in 1834 Thomas Benton, that great democrat, in troduced the act that fixed the ratio at 16 to 1. The market ratio was a fraction less than 16 to 1. But, as Benton de clared, they wanted to make silver the cheaper money. It is true they still had free coinage of both coins. But they thought gold the better money. Andrew Jackson was president at that time and signed the bill. George 9. Houston, a fa vorite Alabama democrat, was chair man of the ways and means committee which recommended it. That committee recommended the adoption of a single standard for money, and recommended that that standard be gold. Secretary Herbert here read ihe re port of the committee, made at the lime Continuing he said: If there can be any doubt of the position of both whlgs and democrats at that time ail doubt will be removed when it is known that the met als were coined at the rate of $15 000 of silver to about $2,500,000 of gold. President Jackson said In his second message, when the gold standard law had been In operation seven months that gold was seeking our mints and that silver was seeking them only In small quantities. During the administrations of the dem ocratic and whig presidents from 1834 to 1861 the law under which 162 limes as much gold as silver was coined was ap proved. The law enacted in 1853 made the silver coins more valuable than the gold, and our silver coin was being ex ported or melted up In order to get this little profit of from 3 to 5 cents on tile dol lar. The law of 1853 changed the amount of silver in' a dollar from 412V, to 384 grains. Still they did not change the tatlo. rne state Herald yesterday morning said that I had stated in my Montgomery speech that from 1834 to 1861 there was roined and In circulation in this country $2,800,000 in silver. In my statement I excluded fractional silver, which had been coined all along. This amounted to about $50,000,000. Its coinage covered, a period of sixty-three years. We now have $76,000,000 fractional currency'in cir culation. The legal tender capacity of fractional silver was taken away because it was not practicable to handle It. The framers of that law wisely said It should be legal tender only to the amount of $5. The $3,800,000 coined from 1853 to 1861 was not in circulation. There were only $8,000,000 of silver In circulation for nine ty years, and our ancestors, in the lan guage of some of our friends, were gold bugs. By the Bland-Allison law $2,000,000 of silver were coined monthly. Under the Sherman act the government purchased 4,500,000 ounces of silver and issued cer tificates for it. So that by 1893, when the Sherman act was repealed, $549,000,000 of silver had been coined. Permit me here to say that I am a bi metallist; that is, I want all the gold and silver coined and circulated as long as they can be maintained at a parity. This country will never go to a depre ciated currency. I voted in congress in 1877 against the free coinage of silver. I was the only representative from Ala bama, and one of only three from the south so voting. Advocates of free silver deal witk cer tain fundamental propositions. They claim the amount of currency in the country measures the value of the prop erty in the country. This is absurd. As well say one yard stick shall measure everything in the country. The most prosperous year in our history was 1860. The per capita was then $13; now it is $24. Although we have run up our currency from $13 to $24 the value of all products ha3 steadily fallen. It was due to the in crease in supply. It's the vast increase in iron and cotton that has caused the fall in price in those articles. Bulls push cotton up occasionally and the bears pull it down, but sometimes it gets away from the bulls and bears. Secretary Herbert read from statistics showing the production of cotton for a number of years and the price for which it sold. The statistics showed the supply to be continually increasing, and the price decreasing. me supply and demand govern prices, said the speaker. Not everything has gone down. Mess pork In 1879 was some thing more than $9 a barrel; in 189;! it was about $14. Everything manufac tured by machinery has decreased in price. The report of a committee of the senate in 1892 showed that almost every thing except wages had gone down until then a day's work would buy more than at any other period in the world's his tory. The laboring man wants a good dollar that will always be worth the same. Our free silver friends want us to pattern after France. Let us see. France has paid Germany $1,000,000,000 indemnity; we have paid $2,000,000,000 war debt. In our slaves we lost billions. We have huilt since the war more rail roads than France has all told. A comparative statement of wages pail in the United States and France was read by the speaker, which showed that American labor received from two to four times as much as did French labor. Why don't these men change their song and tell France to pattern after our country. France’s population increased in thirty years about 5,000,000; the United States increased about 30,000,000 in the same time. Emigrants looking for a prosper ous country to go to do not look to France, but to the United States. The addition of another thousand mil lions to our currency would not Increase prices unless it caused our currency to depreciate, and then we would drop to the condition of Mexico. We have more silver per capita, nearly three to one, than any silver country. We have more silver to the gold we have than France. We have nearly as much silver as gold. The speaker here read figures of wages paid labor in Venezuela and Mexico and the United States. According to the statistics the United States pays from two to three times higher wages than either of those countries. If free silver will not enable them to pay better wages in those countries, why Will it here? It will not unless our cur rency should depreciate, and then we might pay higher wages and more for what we buy. If England, Germany, France and oth er countries drew our gold from us for a profit of 3 to 5 cents, would they not do so now when the silver in a dollar is worth only 55 cents? We then had only about $8,000,000 in silver and that had all gone from us. Twelve countries since that time have demonetized silver. At that time $2,450, 000,000 of silver were circulated by the other countries. Did the United States by circulating $8,000,000 maintain silver at the established ratio, or was it the other countries that circulated $2,450,000, 000? Do you think we could, by passing a law, keep silver on a par with gold? Just after the war the power of the gov ernment was greater than now. The su preme court dared not pass on acts of congress, and yet it could not maintain greenbacks at a parity with gold. There was not enough gold to redeem the green backs, and for thirteen and a half years they circulated at a discount. Do you think the government can now, merely by passing a law, maintain silver at a parity with gold? Where will the silver to flood this country come from? Japan has $88,000,000; Itjdla, $751,000,000; China, $750,000,000, making a total of $914,000,000 for those three countries alone. If it is known that this government would take all the silver presented every country would send its silver to us to buy our gold. Everybody who had gold would hoard it, and we would be forced to a silver basis. Labor would be paid in cheap money, so would insurance companies pay policies in cheap money, and savings deposited in the banks would come In the same coin. If we do drop to this depreciated sil ver currency we will fall out of harmony with other countries. In 1878 and 1879 there arose In this coun try, said Secretary Herbert, a greenback party. They said greenbacks had saved the country once. There were a great many people who thought the green backers would carry the country, as there are now a great many who think free silver will. In 1880 nothing was left of the greenback party. We were about to get down to a silver basis In 1892, but the panic came upon us. Extravagant republican legislation had fixed upon us enormous expenditures, which depleted our treasury, and reve nue laws enacted by them reduced re ceipts. Millions of our securities are held in Europe, and when the holders saw we had nearly as much silver as gold and that we continued to purchase sliver in large quantities they began to withdraw their loans. The panic came on. What re stored confidence? President Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle Issued bonds and sold them for gold and thus sustained the value of the silver dollar. Thus confi dence was restored. Cotton lias risen. Iron Is higher, wages have been increased, and It is all due to the determination of the president that the government's credit shall be protected. If there had been five timeS as much money in this country as we had the panic would have come. It’s confi dence we need. Now, I wish to appeal to you as demo crats. The democratic congress did not do all il might have done, but it did a great deal. It restored to the citizens the right to vote without federal inter ference. Silver had more friends in 1877 than it has ever had since. Friends of silver tell us they have gained in the senate. How did they do It? S|x little stages in the west have been taken Into the union, and they furnish twelve sen ators. But for an act to become a law, tt must be approved by the house. There is no free silver party in New England or New York. In Ohio and Kentucky both parties have declared against free silver. The next administration will be for "sound money.” Why not make It democratic? I see no reason why In 1896 the democratic party shall not be re tained In power. Three Hundred Spaniards Volunteer. Havana, Oct. 5, via Tampa, Fla., Oat. 9.—Madrid cables published here an nounce the departure frutn Madrid of Senor Romero Roblido, minister of Jus tice and mercy, for his estates in Andu lasia. The lengthy speech of Senor Maura, a Spanish deputy and formerly minister for the colonies, reached Madrid Septem ber 28. It Is a very vigorous document. On the 30th of September a telegrapa was received In Madrid from San Sebastian giving the views of the premier, Pano vas, on Senor Maura's appeal for Cuba and Cubans. Senor Canovas recognizes the good faith of Senor Maura when the latter states that the reforms will not en danger Spain's national Integrity, but he deems it romantic to suppose armed ne groes can be disarmed by pleasing phrases. Three hundred Spaniards are reauy lo embark at Rin,de Janeiro for Cuba. They have volunteered for the war. A reconciliation is announced between the minister of Justice and mercy and the minister of the colonies. This heals a breach in the cabinet. La Epoca de Madrid says that Count de La Mortera, with patriotic impulse, has offered the co operation of the party of which he is a leader to Senor Canot'ah. Corbett Did Little Training. San Antonio, Test., Oct. 9.—Corbett did but little tralhlhg work today, owing to the absence of all his trainers, who are at Austin as witnesses before the district grand jury. He took a long walk this morning and exercised some, but spent the afternoon at his cottage with his wife. Corbett stated this afternoon that he was perfectly willing to fight In Hot Springs, Ark., if the fight can be pulled off there without interference. FOREIGN NEWS ITEMS. Armenians Have No Place Now in Which to Take Refuge—The Churches Are Sur rounded by Police. Constantinople, Oct. 9.—The police took extreme action yesterday In regard to the Armenians who took refuge in their churches and refused to leave by closing all of tlie Armenian churches In the city and suburbs. These churches are now surrounded by police in strong forc.e. The refugees are allowed to leave, but nobody except the priest is permitted to enter. In addition to this the guards re fuse to allow food or water to be passed inside, hoping thereby to compel the ref ugees to come out. Revolution in Venezuela. Panama, Colombia, Oct. 9.—The Star and Herald says: “Trustworthy informa tion has been received here that a revolu tion has broken out In the interior of Venezuela.” All Quiet at Seoul. Yokohama, Oct. 9.—Advices from Se oul, the capital of Corea, report quiet re stored th re. The palace is being guard ed by th<?‘ Japanese, a.nd the queen, whose life was menaced, is entirely safe. A Conflict Reported. London, Oct. 9.—A dispatch from Treb izondeto News agency says: Serious con flicts took place here yesterday between Turks and Armenians, in which many of the latter were killed. Mr. Bayard Won’t Talk. London, Oct. 9.—The reporter of the United Press called today upon Ambassa dor Bayard, who is the guest of the Mar quis of Bathe, at Longleat, Westmin ster, Wiltshire, in reference to the attack made upon him by Lord Sackville. Mr, Bayard said that the matter was entirely out of his hands, and was collected in the official dipolmatlc correspondence exchanged between Great Britain and the United States in 188S. Mr. Bayard said he would say nothing more, the forego ing being all that was necessary. Enlisting a Pew Recruits. Brussels, Oct. 9.—The Journal Brux elles denies upon official authority the statement made in the Antwery Malln yesterday that the Congo State authori ties are enlisting a force of 6090 men for an expedition. The only men that are being enlisted are a few hundred re cruits who are intended to reinforce weak posts. The Czarowitz Very 111. Berlin, Oct. 9.—Professor Leyden, the eminent medical specialist, who was summoned to Caucasus a short time ago to attend the czarowitz of Russia, has received a telegram stating that tha czarowitz is alarmingly ill. Earthquake Shocks. Vienna, Oct. 9.—Earthquake shocks, accompanied by subterranean noises were felt at Laibach, thirty-live miles north east of Trieste, at midnight. Repeated tremors of the earth Wefe again felt this morning. Inhabitants of the town and vicinity are in a state of panic, many re fusing to return to their'homes. The Safe and Quns Saved. Madrid, Oct.. 9.—A dispatch from Ha vana says the safe, torpedoes and quick tiring guns of the sunken cruiser Cristo bal Colon ha.ve beep, saved, but that the big guns will be recovered Is extremely doubtful. <■ Rebels tJae Dynamite. Havana, Oct. 9.—Rebels exploded a dy namite cartridge under one of the pillars of the Saqua railroad bridge, over the river Sagua Laehtca, last evening, slight ly damaging the structure. The injury was repaired Immediately. Socialists Forbidden to Parade. Breslau, Oct.' 9.—The arrest and expul sion from Germany of Dr. Ellenbogen, Austrian delegate to the socialist con gress, yesterday is attributed to a speech delivered by him in laudation of social ism, together with the fact of his enter ing Germany without proper papers. The report of the expulsion from the congress of Frau Zelkin, the editress of the Stutt gart Gleichheit, was erroneous. She de livered antpeech in the congress upon the ' subject of the emancipation of women. The authorities forbade'the delegates <0 march in' procession to the tomb of La salle today, as they had Intended to do, and they were obliged to proceed to the cemetery in small numbers and laid wreaths upon the gray*.' Liberal Catholics Stirred Up.1 Rome, Oct. 9.—The letter recently writ ten by the pope to Cardinal Rampola, papal secretary of state, protesting against the fetes in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Italian unity has greatly stirred up the liberals and Is likely'to add to the warmth of the pop ular reception of King. Charles of Portu gal, who-. Is expected "to/vlslt Rome on October 17. King Charted is disliked at the Vatican, and his visit has been dis- , couraged by the pope. * > AT THE STATE CAPITAL Meeting of the Commercial and Industrial Association. A NEW PAPER IN PROSPECT Taylor Brothers to Deliver a Lecture in Mont gomery. GOV. OATES WILL VISIT THE EXPOSITION Frost Along the Line of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad—Newsy Notes and Personal Mention in Montgomery. Montgomery, Oct. 9.—(Special.)—The fall meeting tonight of the Montgomery Commercial and Industrial association was a most agreeable affair. It was the first meeting held in the newly equipped and beautifully furnished rooms over the Farley bank. About 200 members of the association were present. Reports of the standing committees were re ceived, and most of them were most gratifying, evidencing the fact that the past had been one of the most prosper ous summer seasons that Montgomery had ever known. Reports as to the pres ent fall season were most gratifying and encouraging. Local trade was reported to be In a healthier condition than ever before, and collections were reported ex cellent. Several stirring and encouraging speeches were made, and a general busi ness men's handshaking and congratula tion demonstration was indulged in. Af ter the business meeting the club and a number of lady friends and sympathizers repaired to the club's banquet hall, where delicious refreshments were served. The first fall meeting was-a great success. A New Paper in Prospect. It Is reported that Mr. Frank Raltzell, he of the late Alliance Herald, will be fore long establish a large weekly here. The paper will have a decidedly populist tendency, It is said, although It will be to some extent independent, as any paper that Mr. Raltzell conducts must neces sarily be. Mr. Baltzell is an independ ent and fearless writer, and he Is apt to shake up the dry bones, no matter In what party he finds them. Taylor Bros. Coming. Hons. Robert and Alf Taylor, under the chaperonage of Hon. Joel Barnett of this city, will give an entertainment here In the theater on October 17. This event is always looked forward to with great Interest here, and the Messrs. Taylor have always been greeted by large au diences. The Governor Will Visit Atlanta. Gov. Oates and party will leave at 1] o’clock tomorrow for Atlanta, where the governor will deliver the oration on Ala bama day. He will be accompanied by his staff and a party of distinguished citizens of the state, and expects a de lightful trip of It. President Smith of the Western has graciously tendered the use of his handsome private car, "The Alabama," to the party. Frost Along the Line. Frost was reported this morning all along the line of the Louisville and Nash ville railroad from Clanton to near Mont gomery. The rains night before last and the subsequent cold weather have had a fine effect on local business, and the merchants are busy selling fall hats and cloaks. Personal. Mr. Clif Gibson of Lowndes county has removed to this city, and has ac cepted a position with the drug firm of E. P. Amerine & Co. Miss Mattie Woods has returned to the city, after a pleasant visit to Mrs. Fer rell at Coosada. Miss Tliula Robinson has returned to her home In Robinson Springs, after a visit to her sister here, Mrs. J. II. Spier, nn Hull street. Dr. Seale Harris of Union Springs has been spending some days with friends in this city. Mrs. Ellie Shober has returned to this city for a short visit, after having spent some days with friends in Atlanta. A THEATER BURNED. The Wall Fell on a Fireman and Killed Him. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 9.—Fire which started from an unknown cause on the stage of the old Comique theater at 2:45 o’clock this morning resulted i^he com plete destruction of the building and the death of Alvin E. Canaday, brother-ln law of Chief Hale and a member of fire company No. 1. The loss on the theater, which was a two-story brick, is *12,000; on scenery, $3500; Insurance on building and scenery,. $2500. Besides these losses, the "Billy Rice Minstrel company" lost all of its scenery, wardrobe and other effects, valued at $1500 or $2000. The explosion of three gas magazines used for calcium lights Increased the blaze. The wall fell on Canaday, and when finally extricated his skull was found to be broken, and he died at 10 o’clock today. The theater was to have bien closed next Saturday night. Another Fatal Fire. ""Cincinnati, Oct. 9.—A four-story tene ment house on West Sixth street, near Smith, caught fire about 1 o’clock this morning. The firemen brought all the tenants out, but some were badly burned. Mrs. Mary Holmes, aged 60, was so badly burned that she died shortly after rea’ch ing the hospital. The following is a list of the injured: Fatally burned—Mrs. Em ma Davis, aged 37 years; Miss Mamie Ponzoo. aged 19 years; Rachael Davis, aged 4 years. Seriously burned—Mrs. E. J. Pendery, aged 30 years; Theresa Thong, aged 30 years; Jennie Davis, aged 6 years; Ida Mfncowsky, an Infant. IT IS NO SMALL AFFAIR. Senor Varona Says the Insurrection Is Far From Being Insignificant. New York, Oct. 9.—Senor Henrique Va rona, one of the most eminent living Cu bans, a noted -writer on philosophy and literature and a prominent member of the autonomist party, formerly editor of an autonomist paper, was interviewed on his arrival on the steamer Seneca from Ha vana as to the statements recently made by Senor Mortero, an autonomist. Mr. v*rona contradicted »*lntedly the assertions made by Mr. Mortero, and de clared the revolution in Cuba was far from being insignificant; that it was a most serious movement, progressing rap idly and daily gaining both in extent and strength. He said If its onward march was not checked—and for the present he did not see what could check it—it woubi spread before long all through the west ern extremity of the island. The Cuban people of that section were quite pre pared for it, and if they had not yet risen it was for lack of means to do so. The revolutionary spirit was so rampant that an outbreak might take place at any moment. Matanzas was a boling caul dron, and so was Cienfuegos and the other cities which apparently remained quiet. They were only waiting for an opportunity. Mr. Varona says that he could count on the fingers of his hand the Cubans who were not heart and soul with the revolution, although many of them, unable to leave the place, were compelled to act as if they were on the Spanish side. The autonomist party, Mr. Varona said, had virtually dissolved. At Havana there was only a central committee, and even that committee may be said to be composed of only four men, one of whom Is Mortero. The others continue to ap pear as members because they do not sec their way to withdrawing without giv ing rise to suspicions about their loyalty, a most serious matter Just now. Outside of Havana the members of tho autonomist party have either Joined the revolutionary forces or have left the country. Mr. Varona thought that the financial difficulties of Spain were be yond her strength, and expressed faith in, the success of the revolution. He pro posed to establish his residence in New' York and co-operate with the friends In Cuba. Washington, Oct. 9.—The First Nation al bank of Alexandria. L.a., capital $50. 000, was today authorized to begin busi ness. Another Bank Authorized SAD General Mahone’s Funeral Was Largely At tended and Thousands of People Wit nessed the Procession. Petersburg, Va., Oct. 9.—General Ma hone's remains reached here at 10 o’clock this morning from Washington on the southbound passenger train and were met at the station by an Immense crowd. A. P. Hill camp of Confederate Veterans and other ex-Confederate soldiers turned out In large numbers. The body was placed in a hearse, drawn by four white horses, and taken to the residence of the deceased on Market street, where it was viewed by a large number of persons. It) was accompanied here from Washington by Mrs. Mahone, her daughter, Mrs. Wil liam L. McGill; William and Butler Ma hone, Capt. Asa Rogers and Hon. ICdgar Allen. St. Paul's Episcopal church was taxed to Its utmost capacity this afternoon at 4 o’clock with an assemblage of people who had turned out to pay their respects to the lamented soldier and statesman, General Mahone. A large crowd came over from Richmond, among whom were members of Robert E. Lee camp of Con federate Veterans and several promi nent republicans, who were warm friends Of General Mahone. The Petersburg Greys and A, P. Hill camp of Confeder ate Veterans and other old soldiers, who served under Mahone during the war be tween the states, attended the funeral In a body and escorted the remains to the cemetery. The funeral service was con ducted by Rev. John Rldout, rector of Grace Episcopal church in this city. The interment was in the family vault of the deceased in Blandford cemetery, and it was witnessed by hundreds of people. Thousands of people witnessed Ihe pro cession as it passed through the streets on ils way to the cemetery. BEFORE THE GRAND JURY. The. Corbett-Fitzsimmons Party Gave Their Testimony and Left. Austin, Tex., Oct. 9.—William Delaney, Dr. McDonald, Joe McVeay and Joe Cor bett of Corbett's party were all before the grand jury this morning, and It is learned they were questioned very closely as to the action of Corbett and Fitzsim mons In preparing for their fight. It Is the evident intention of the grand jury to drive Corbett and Fitzsimmons out of the state by finding indictments against them under the common law for assisting a fight on Texas soil. Delaney and party returned to San Antonjo this afternoon. They say they are through testifying and really do not know any more now than formerly. Even the Indians Object. St. Louis, Oct. 9.—A special to the Chronicle from Dennison, Tex., says that the Chickasaw legislature passed a reso lution yesterday, without a dissenting vote, declaring that under no considera tion can the fight between Corbett and Fitzsimmons be pulled off in the Chicka saw nation. The governor fully con curred with the resolution. The Dawes committee agreed to confer with the leg islature and indorse its action. British Columbia Wants Them. Vancouver, B. C., Oct. 9.—Gentlemen In this city of sporting proclivities have wired Corbett’s managers offering the use of a small Island in this province, within a few miles of Vancouver, for the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight. An option for the use of the Island has been secured for six months, and an attempt will be made to bring the fight this way, should it not come off in the southern states. The legal aspect of the proposition has been looked into, and as the meeting of two other men is an exposition of scien tific development no interference with the contest is anticipated. SILVER GOES UP. The Purchase of 55,000 Ounces Made the Market Active. New York, Oct. 9.—A rise In silver cer tificates at the New York 'stock ex change today to 69V4 on purchases of 55,000 ounces attracted general attention. This Is the first sign of activity In the market for metal in a year or so, and is due in a measure to the purchases for China's account in connection with the war Indemnity. The large quantity has been ordered direct from San Francisco since the cessation of hostilities between Japan .and China, and in consequence the New York market is comparatively bare. Production in the meantime has been curtailed and the holdings of the Mercantile Safe Deposit company, as re ported by thtlr certificates, have dwin dled down to 31,000 ounces. Iron Ore Discovered. Midland, Mich., Oct. 9.—Iron ore has been discovered In Midland county, about two miles from this city. The vein has been traced and lies from a few Inches to a few feet under the surface for a dis tance of one and a half miles without coming to the end of it. The vein is eighty rods in width. Large samples of the ore have been taken to Bay City. If it proves to be a good grade or ore min ing operations will probably begin before long. IT IS PROBABLY UNTRUE That a Killing Has Occurred at Jackson’s Hole. MISS FLAG'^R DIDN’T APPEAR It Is Though ~ tat She Will Not Be In IT dieted. THERE BE NO FILIBUSTERING Presiden he veland Will Start From Wnsh ingtf Ct ■ the Exposition onthe22d. lie Ib Expected to Licave Gray Gables Very Soon. Washington, Oct. 9.—-Officials of the Indian bureau have received no advices of the killing of Captain Smith and his men at Jackson's Hole. As the alleged af fair occurred several days ago ample time has elapsed in which Information of the affair could have reached the burerS’ from the Indian agent there, and as he has sent no word the reports are classed as untrue. Miss Flagler’s Case. Washington, Oct. 9.—The grand jury this afternoon began its consideration of the case of Miss Elizabeth M. Flagler, the daughter of General Flagler or the army, who shot and killed Ernest Green, a 12-year-old colored boy, August 2. last. Neither Miss Flagler nor her friends ap peared before the grand Jury, but it is understood that the statements made by her before the coroner’s-Jury was placed before the members. There is la strong impression here that an Indictment will not follow. Instructions to Marshals. Washington, Oct. 9.—Attorney-General Harmon has Instructed the United States marshals for Florida and Louisiana and the United States district attorneys for the same states to co-operate with treas ury custom officials to prevent any fili bustering expeditions leaving the United States to help the Cuban rebels. The President Keeps Mum. Washington, Oct. 9.—It is understood here that President Cleveland will leave Gray Gables for Washington on the 17th Instant, but his custom of not making public his movements in advance pre vents securing any confirmation of this belief. The cold weather may bring him back sooner. He will leave on the 22d for Atlanta to attend the exposition on the 23d, on which occasion he will be accom panied by the members of the cabinet and the ladles of their families. The Government Shows Activity. Washington, Oct. 9.—Acting Secretary Wike has sent the following telegram to the collectors of customs at Tampa and Key West, Fla., and New Orleans, La.: Treasury Department, Washington, Oct. 9.—The state department announces that leaders and a considerable num ber of men have left the keys; that the Woodall is about to start from New Orleans conveying a party, and that the Childs Is now probably in Key West preparing to sail. The Spanish consul at Tampa reports an expedition now at Pine Reef, Fla. Consult the United "States district attorney and officers of the near est revenue cutters to prevent appre hended violations of the neutrality laws of the United States. SHIPWRECKED SAILORS RESCUED. They Think the Airica and Her Crew Has Gone Down. ' Stoke’s Bay, Ont., Oct. 9.—On Monday evening the Steamer Africa of Owen Sound, coal laden, having In tow the barge Severn of Toronto, also coal laden, was picked up in Lake Huron, bound for Owen Sound. She was compelled to let the Severn go on account of the stormy weather. The Severn being stripped of canvass, had to run before the gale until Loyal island was reached, where she went on the beach, and now lies a total wreck. The crew, who were saved by some fishermen, after being In the rigging twenty hours, say that soon after being cast off by the Africa the latter vessel, which had been rolling, suddenly disappeared, and they think she went down with all on board. The names of the officers and crew of the Africa are as follows: Capt. H. P. Larson, Toronfb; William Anderson, mate, Owen Sound; Matt Haz, chief engineer, Toronto; Ed Forest, sec ond engineer. Toronto; William M. Mann, wheelsman, Toronto; John King, Oak ville, Ont.; Miss Lee. cook, Toronto; two firemen and two deck hands, names un known. The Africa's life boat and life preservers have been picked up on Loyal Island. Bouse Declines to Confess. Pittsburg. Oct. 9.—At the meeting of the council's sub-finance committee this afternoon Assistant Attorney House de clined to make any statement as to what he had done with the Interest money paid to him by the banks in which their money was deposited. Assistant Cashier Scully of the First National bank testi fied that twelve years or so ago an ac count was opened with the city attor ney's office. City Attorney W. C. More land personally Informed the bank that Interest money was to be paid over to Assistant City Attorney House. This Implicates City Attorney W. C. Moreland in the affair. Moreland has re peatedly stated that he never had re ceived a cent of the Interest money paid on city funds and knew nothing con cerning its collection by Mr. House. Thirty Houses Burned. Cumberland, Md., Oct. 9.—At Bayard, W. Va., on the West Virginia Central railroad, a fire started at midnight which originated from the careless handling of a lamp in Marshall's store. Thirty houses were destroyed, and at one time it looked as if the entire town would be burned. The loss is estimated at *50,000. Many poor people are made homeless. Wostern Union Directors Elected. New York, Oct. 9.—At the annual meet ing of stockholders of the Western Union Telegraph company today the present board of directors was re-elected for the ensuing year, with the exception that William B. Cockran was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Percy K. Pyne.__. J. Beinhstem Sent Back to Jail. Bos Angeles, Cal., Oct. 9.—J. Relnh stem, wanted at Atlanta, Ga„ for embez zlement of *300 from the Bankers’ alli ance, was taken before Judge Smith of the supreme court this morning on ha beas corpus. He was held In *800 ball, which not being forthcoming, he was sent back to jail.