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FORTIER IN HE For the Advancement of Spanish Fork Utah County and Utah Territory and tho Free Coinago of Silver and Fair Legislation 2 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
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n VOfcTJ SPANISH FORK UTAh FJUDAY JULY 26 1895 = = NO 45
4 J
nJ J HOKE SMITH ON SILVER
Tho flection of a Silver President
Would Fill tho Land With Poverty
nnd Distress Uold Would Do
Driven Out and the Country Flood
fi cd With Silver The Cause of
j Lower Prices
7 1 Gainesville Ga July 23 Secretary
IlOko Smith of the Interior Depart
ment delivered here today the llrst of
a series of three addresses In Gcoigla
it i on the financial Issue A tiumemloUB
piowd assembled to hear the speech
t and he was cheered to the echo He
was Introduced by Judge Perry who
t paid a glowing tribute to President
y Cleveland Mr fJmlth ppoke In part as
V follows
At Chicago In 1892 the Democratic
party by Ha representatives for the en
tire t Union voted down overwhelmingly
4 he 4 proposition of n delegate from Coo
ado to Insert In the platform the word
free which would have made the
platform declare for free coinage of sil
o ver
verThe
The free silver advocates claim first
that the act of 1873 was surreptitiously
passed and robbed the people of one
o half the money of final payment sec
ond that for this reason there Is not
sufficient money of final payment and
the appreciation of gold has depreciat
ed everything else Upon these two
propositions their entire arguments are
based
The Secretary met the propositions
by claiming first that the alleged con
I traction of money of final payment had
not taken place second that the pro
posed remedy would In reality drive
j onehalf the money now In use out of
circulation and produce a contraction
< ruinous In Its results
FALL IN PRICES
The claim that gold has appreciated
thereby depreciating the value of pro
ducts said he Is based upon the
theory that the decrease In the value
of silver and In the value of products
has been contemporaneous A careful
examination of the facts shows this not
to be true The average decrease of
commodities since 1873 has been about
20 per cent The heaviest decline has
been In the line of those things which
the masses of the people buy All those
reductions In price are partly attribu
table to a lessened cost of production
1 and partly to the recent panic While
commodities have fallen 20 per cent
silver has fallen 60 per cent The bul
lion In a silver dollar Is only worth 52
cents 258 grains of standard gold are
worth 100 cents
To lift the value of 412i grains of
silver In the United States from 50 to
Li 00 cents It would be necessary to lift
Irevalue of UjUie aily rJatJlR5iQJJl
tothetame extent less tile cost of
rw f transporting It to the United States
it A In addition to this If the silver
I I mines can afford to continue increasing
4 their production as they have from
181000000 In 1873 to 214481000 In 1S94
on a market which has fallen 50 per
cent what would they produce on a
market which has risen 100 per cent
WOULD RUIN TIlE COUNTRY
The Immediate effect of the election
of a President committed to such a
policy would be the separation of the
gold and silver dollar the gold dollar
going to a premium of about two for
one and we would lose at once 678
000000 of gold now In circulation and In
the Treasury The greenbacks and
1 Treasury notes 375000000 of which
t would still remain outstanding would
be hoarded In the hope that a free sll
vet bill If passed at all would be soon
repealed This would take place imme I
diately after the election of a Presi
dent in November 1896 and probably
oven after the nomination by either of
the great parties of a free sliver candi
date The new President could not bc
Inaugurated until March 4 1897 During
the six months or more before It would
be possible to pass free silver legisla
tion thc contraction of the currenej
Just described would precipitate the
most serious consequences Those
owning gold obligations would put n
strain upon the remaining silver cur
rency and the bank notes to buy gol
to meet their gold obligations The
rnrroncy consisting of checks and bill
of cKphingp amounting to 05 per cent
fit our iMilIro currency would go out of
Isc In eonpequence of loss of confl
ilpnco and credit and the result would
bp l the withdrawn of 974 per cent of
our entire currency nnd the paralysis
of business would Immediately follow
varkr would be raided by their depos
itor Indebtedness not payable In gold
would be collected at once or the
property owned by debtors taken from
them Merchants would fall manu
factories Close worKmen ue HUB farm
products without a market and poverty
sinCl distress be found on all sides
ONI SOURCE OF COMFORT
Concluding lIe said The picture Is
not overdrawn When I contemplate It
t Is but ono source of comfortIt Is
an abiding confidence that with twelve
months of full tree dlsemalon the
American people cnn bo relied upon to
< wrwhelmlngly defeat any party which
i rrojo s > B to bring such dlsuuters upon
i
J1H
It Is a source of gratification to
Democrats to know the troubles of 1893
were brought upon the country by the
unwise legislation of the previous ad
ministration Your representatives at
Washington were confronted with
many difficulties No civil crisis has
been more serious Let the return of
prosperity let the dally newt that fac
tories are again at work nnd that
3000000 wage earners have had their i
wfl es Increased lot thc rise In value
of farm products tell how they have
fwcceeded
Tho McKinley bill has been re
ncJiJrd thn credit of thc Government
1tns been preserved Money hns been
kf pt Bound and wo will go to the I cOlin
Irv In 189G with thp Democratic party
flghtlng further high tariff legislation
nnponln bad money and assured of
11CCSS
DEMOCRATIC SILVER EDITORS I
Met and Formed a Permanent Or
ganization for Missouri
Sodnlla Mo July 23The attend
ance nt the Democratic free silver edi
tors State convention has met the
moat sanguine expectations
Editors are hero today from every
ctlon of the State This morning a
uslness meeting was held Colonel
William F Swltaer of Boonovllle pro
sided II J Groves of Lexington seCretary
rotary Committees on permanent or
ganization and address were appoint
ed At 11 oclock lion It P Bland le
vered an address at Association Park
At the afternoon conference a peima
hoot organization was effected by the
election of W F Swltzer of Boonmllle
aa president and one vlceprosUenl
from each Congressional dstrlct H J
Iroves of Lexington secretary C J
Valdon of Nevada treasurer
Governor W J Stone briefly ad
ressed the editors advocating a tho
rough organization preparatory for the
battle next year for free silver At
onlghts conference the editors adopt
pd an address to the people of Missouri
on the silver Issue
MR B ANDS SPEECH
Mayor llaslan delivered the address
of welcome at the opening of the con
ference He was followed by exCon
ressman Bland who spoke In part us
follows
Those iiintrles which have silver I
have none to spare If they bring It to I
us they ore compelled to exchange It
for property real estate and produce
It silver was coined the people would
not have to take any more of It than
they wanted As for exchanging It for
gold no man could be forced to give
gold for silver Every statistician says
hat an American Is greater In pro
ductive power than two or more men
of any foreign country therefore we
need twice as much money
Mr Bland claimed that the St Louis
Interview misrepresented his words re
garding the Democratic party He did
not say there was no Democratic party
but that It was disorganized and In I
chaotic state What would cement It I
together was the freecoinage Issue
SENATOR COCKRELL I
After dinner United States Senator
F M Cockrell spoke on the financial
issue He said the pending financial
Issue Is simply whether the single
standard of gold shall be continued or
the true bimetallic system shall be re
stored He stated that the movement
for n single gold standard was started
b y highlycolored representations made
to the International conference In Ber
n In 1863 and culminated In the monetary
etary conference of Paris In 1867 On
the strength of these mlsrepresenta
lons of the United States officials the
advocates of thc gold standard pressed
heir cause until 1873 when they succeeded
ceeded In carrying their point
Senator Cockrell quoted the Const
utlon to show that a double standard
of gold and silver was the lawful
money of the United States The Sena
tor claimed that the Democrats In Con
gress had never wavered In their
efforts to restore bimetallism The
Senator went on to a considerable
length to show that the Democratic
party was the only party that has con
stantly advocated and practically sup
ported the free and unlimited coinage
of sllverS I i gold standard was op
posed by jdatalllsts because there Is
not a suXjoyt quantity ggld In the
orhTtd daftly the demai for both
ndustrlal 1 tShd monetary uses The
Government he said had a remedy
wherewith to retain the gold with
drawn during the troublous times some
months ago I was by redeeming
greenbacks with silver The specula
tors would have stopped presenting
them as they could have made noth
Ing and the greenbacks would have
continued in circulating a they did
from January 1 1879 and not a dollar
of bonds would have been Issued or
necessary
The Senator advocated a restoration
of bimetallism as I remedy for existing
evils He ridiculed the Idea that the
agitation of the silver question will
divide the Democratic party On the
contrary such advocacy will maintain
the partys fidelity to Democratic faith
and will aid In preserving and strength
ening the party The Idea that free
coinage of silver would drive gold out I
of circulation was ridiculed The gold
standard nations on account of the In
sufficiency of gold for all monetary
uses and Its utter unfltness for money
or dollars or other smaller coins can
not do without silver
Senator Cockrell quoted statistics as
to the production of silver shbwlng
that there had been no overproduction
Referring to the attitude of the Ad
ministration toward silver he said
No nation on earth nor all thc na
tions can maintain the parity equal
commercial value of gold and sliver
coined Into money at any ratio what
ever when they give to gold free an
unlimited coinage and deny such coin
age to silver and refuse to recognlzi
and treat the silver money as the gob
money or to use It equally with golo
In paying coin obligations With equal
propriety and assurance you might ex
pect parents having two daughters tc
maintain them In equal standing honoi
and virtue when they recognize and <
treat one only as honest and virtuous
and refuse to treat the other as hem
equal or to Introduce her Into society
and merely give her lodgingroom anc
proclaim her to the world as dishon
est Immoral and lascivious
SILVER MEN IN CONTROL
Majority of Mississippi Democrats
for the White Metal
Jackson Miss July 23R I Henry
editor of the Clarion Ledger said to
day As u result of the primaries
held so far It Is evident that exSena
tor McLaurln will be nominated for
Governor McLaurln Is a pronounced
advocate of the free coinage of silver
jind Is opposed by Hon II II McCabe
an ailyncatc of the single standard
There alI ItVP pandldatesi for Unttec
States Henatnr Viz Governor J 11
Stone exOoviliior Robert Lowry and
Congressmen Money Hooker and
Allen Of these Governor Stone Is a
gold man and the remaining four are
all strong silver men Nenily
ni every
candidate so far nominated I for the
Legislature Is a freesilver man and
almost every nominee from Constable
up Is for the white metal I Is there
fore plain tliaf whoever Is elected to
the Senate ho will lie a silver advo
cate There will be no contest in the
Democratic Btato convention which
assemble here In 1 August Silver men
strong have abwilutw resolutions control and will adopt
CHICAGO FIREDUGS
Several Arrests for Attempts to De
fraud Insurance Companies
Kenosha Vls July 22 George C
Perrln Bernard Rosennw and Barney
Block of Chicago and Frank Schaffei
and Abe Ltvlnu of Kenosha are under
arrest charged with destroying the
works of the Chicago Bedding Com
pany on the night of June 23rd for the
purpose of defrauding Insurance com
panies District Attorney Buckmastci
left for Madison last night to secure the
papers necessary for tlip arrest of Rob
WILL KILL THE WHITES
A Squaw Man Says They Are All
Sure to Bo Massacred The Settlers
Setters
Alive to Their Danger and Are
Intrenched Awaiting the Attack
But the Accounts Are Conflicting
and May Exaggerate
Market Lake Ida July 22 Thirty
men left Jacksons Hole to arrest all
the Indians breaking the game laws of
Wyoming In Hoback canyon they sur
prised a camp of seventeen Indians
took them all prisoners and started
with them for Jacksons Hole In the
canyon they tried to escape and all the
Indians were killed except one papoose
who was brought Into the Hole Then
were 133 fresh elk skins In this camp
Johnnie Carries a squaw man and
a1
the oldest settler In Jacksons Hole has
come over Into Idaho and says every
settler In Jackson will be butchered
There were 300 Bannock warriors on
the Hoback river when Carnes was
there and he says all the squaws have
been sent away and bucks are dally
Joining the main band Jacksons Hole
settlers are now Intrenched and await
ing the attack Unless cavalry get
there quick every setter between Jack
sons Hole and this railway station Is
In danger of massacre
WILL KILL THE WHITES
Bannocks Return With the Bodies of
Four Bucks
Pocatello Ida July 22From pres
ent Indications the conflict between the
settlers of the Jackson Hole country
Northeastern Idaho and Northwestern I
Wyoming and the Indians Is not end
ed Touay wanderers arrived on the
reservation but are far from a peace I
ful frame of mind for In the wagon
they brought the bodies of four dead
bucks I had been given out all aIr ng
that only one Indian was killed One
of the bucks said they were oniy cr m
Ing to the reservation to get more am
munition and were going back to kill
the white men
Agent Teter will request that the
Seventh Infantry from Fort Russell at
Cheyenne or the Eighth cavalry from
Boise be at once sent to this point
unless the Indians return quietly to
their homes J C Houtz a ranchman
of Soda Springs says the police told
him that the Indians killed a white
man wife and child and the settlers
rallied and killed six Indians
THIS IS DIFFERENT
Pocatello Ida July 22 Special to
Tribune There Is no truth In the sen
sational reports regarding the Indian
outbreak No demonstrations have
Been made by the Indians which al
ways take place before hostilities are
commenced There Is no excitement In
Pocatello and no further trouble Is an
Uclpated IndianAgentTeter Ism toUle
oftroubleWlth his police to re
call the Bannocks which will surely
be done surey
A report reached the city this morn
Ing that the three dead Indians who
were killed at Jackson Hole a few da s
ago were brought back as far as
Grays lake and burled on account of
not being able to keep them longer
PRINCETONIANS HEAD FROM
Not Likely That They Collided With
tho Bannock
Washington D C July 22R B
Pierce father of S E Pierce one of
the party of Prlnctonlans said to have
been captured by the Bannock Indians
In Idaho this morning received a letter
from his son dated July 10th with a
postscript dated July 15th The post
script was written at the mouth of
terry creek sixty miles from Jacksons
Hole where the trouble Is said to have
occurred Young Pierce stated that
the party was about to start for the
Yellowstone through the Union pass
Governor Richardss dispatch to the
Secretary of the Interior last week
fixed the date of the fight as July 12th
As the students could not have reached
the locality before the 18th Mr Pierce
entertains little anxiety In regard to
them Professor Hatcher Is said to be
experienced In Indian ways and Mr
Pierce has full confidence In his ability
to handle the party safely
In the letter to Mr Pierce his son
says that three members of the party
were to leave them Immediately for
New York In order to sail for Europe
The letter named L F Pease of Ger
mantown Pa and John W Garrett of
Baltimore as two of the three the third
name not being given
Several telegrams having been re
ceived at the War Department from
the officers of Princeton University and
the friends and relatives of the stu
dents expressing anxiety as to their
vclfare Acting Adjutant General Yin
ent this afternoon telegraphed General
Coppinger commanding the United
States army forces In that section
asking for Information on this point
It Is not believed at the War Depart
ment that the students are In trouble
with the Indians but It Is likely that
he telegram will cause General Cop
linger to send out a party to discover
the whereabouts ot the party
UNEASINESS AT LANDER
Lander Wyo July 22 Special to
Tribune The uneasiness which has
prevailed for several days here over the
Princeton geological party which left
over two weeks ago for the upper Big
Wind River country still continues
When they left here It was their Inten
tion to be In Lander on the 2Sth of
this month Since their departure word
has been received by the postmaster at
Fort Washakle to forward part of their
mal to tho Mammoth Hot Springs Ho
tel In the Notional Park which would
Indicate that their trip had been a de
parture from tho original plan and the
party had been divided
Inquiry among Indians mallbarriers
and cowboys arriving lately > ltorn the
vicinity of Jacksons Hole falls to give
the least Information as to their where
abouts While there are many who are
always ready to Imagine the worst and
think the students have been held by
some band of Indians on their way to
join the main body of the Bannocks at
Jacksons Hole still thotw who are bet
ter acquainted with the Shoshonos do
not for a moment apprehend that they
are In any danger Courlerc aro coming
In every day from tho upper Wind lily
er and news from the party Is looked
for hourly
TIE PRINCETON STUDENTS SAFE
Philadelphia July 22The apprehen
sions for the safety of the Princeton
students In Wyoming were dispelled
today when the parents of L Freder
ick Pease received a postal card as
follows
Dubois Wyo July HAm going
m
through to Yellowstone Park there we
arrive Friday and crossing tho Park
John Othernan and I return to Chicago
via Northern Pacific from CInncbad
Mont Wo will arrive homo about the
lame time a formerly expected y > ont
worry about the Bannock Indian trou
bles They are seventyfive miles from
here but are dally leaving them far
behind Goodbye till Friday
TEETERS1 FOUND NO INDIANS
But Couriers and Settlers Relate a
Different Tale
Denver July 23A special to the
News fr6m Market Lake Ida says
Captain Teeters Indian agent at the
Fort Hall Idaho reservation came In
today frpm the Jacksons Hole coun
try and reports everytnlng quiet and
few If any Indians In the country
Captain Teeters however was fol
lowed l4t courier from the nettlein
with a dispatch to Governor Richards
which tells another story The courier
Fred Wlitte reports that the Indians
have been joined by a large number of
Lombl arid Ute Indians and that they
have every pass In Jacksons hole
guarded Scouts from the settlers
stockade nay that thc Indians aie
masslngJn large numbers and will no
doubt offer fight A prospector named
Smith was ambushed by four Indians
and was wounded In the bred Ho
claimed to have cleaned out tho band
but scouts sent to confirm It say they
found evidence of only ono Indian be
ing wounded
The setter have brought their wo
men and children to Wllford Ida and
Intend tb go Indian hunting and not
wait for the redskins to attack them
This trouble will not Interfere with
travel to the Yellowstone Park as by
the way of Beaver canyon there Is no
danger of meeting the Indians
Many sensational reports have been
sent out but there has been no fight
Ing on the part of the Indians and the
only ones slain were those reported In
these dispatches last week The In
dians may yet bo persuaded to return
to trouble their reservations without any more
TOO LATE TO STOP IT
General Stltzer Says There Will
Surely Bo a Fight
Market Lake Ida July 23 General
Stltzer of Wyoming just from Jack
sons HOle left there yesterday morn
Ing and reports that the Indians sent
word to the settlers that they were
coming to clean out Jacksons Hole In
three days More men have gone over
to Join the Hole posse from Teton
Basin Ida and Green River reports
are that there are today 123 armed
men there They were to start for the
JunctionofGranltecreek and Hoback
river ut1theiheadofHoback canyon In
HobaclrjjBasn < ktabout thlrty mllesl
southeast of Jacksons Hole to fTglft
the Indians In their own stronghold to
day General Stltzer says all of Agent
Teeters Bannock warriors are there
and the settlers are now hurrying wo
men and children out of the Hole but
Stltzer says many arc yet there He
says It Is now too late for the Govern
ment to stop It There will surely be a
fight If they are not already at It
BACK FROM LONDON
Assisstant Secretary Curtis Talks
Business and Politics
Washington D C July 23 Assist
ant Secretary Curtis of the Treasury
Department who went to London to
deliver to Messrs Rothschild the for
eign quota of bonds In the recent gJld
syndicate sales returned to Washing
ton today
In the course of a conversation re
garding his trip Mr Curtis said
The business In London was suc
cessfully completed and I am glad to
return to my own country I found the
feeling regarding Investments In the
United States Blocks bonds and other
securities both public and private bet
ter than I expected There Is a very
large amount of money In England
awaiting Investment and I am satis
fied that If the holders were assured
the value of what they would not lIe
reduced by legislation regarding our
currency that large amounts would
flow to this ship of the water and an
era of great prosperity would follow
In this country
The political excitement attendant
on a change of government was most
marked and the dissolution of Parlia
ment all the campaign for the new
elections were very Interesting to an
outsider A point however which
struck me very forcibly was that the
change of the government made no
change In the dally business of the de
partments and though I was In the
Treasury tho morning after the an
nouncement of the new Ministry taking
office there was no attendant line of
officeseekers and the heads of the
bureaus and divisions had no anxiety
as to any prospective decapitation In
fact I was told by a member of the
new Government that the total patron
age including of course the highest
officers only amounted to about C per
cent and one of the hardest problems
the Conservative leader had to deal
with was a fair distribution of these
few places among those considered en
titled thereto
DUBOIS CALLS ON HAMLIN
Protests Against Past Methods of
Sampling Lead Ores
Washington July 23 Senator Dubois
had an Interview with Assistant Secre
tary Hanilln today In regard to carry
Ing Into effect the law regarding the
methods of assaying Imported lead
ores 11 Dubols said that under the
old method tho Government lUll been
defrauded of largeamounts of money
and the miners had been wronged Ho
Insisted that all the law sought to do
was to prevent frauds and ho thought
tile department could make such regu
lations as will answer the IUrpose
without any unnecessary expense or
elaborate formalities
Some weeks ago the department
asked for bids for doing the work of
assaying the ores but for the twelve or
fifteen ports of entry there wore only
two bids l and hence It was thought
that It would b necessary to return to
the old methods hence Senator Du
I bois protest He will have another
Interview with Dr Hnmlln tomorrow
Says Labouehero A lo Roaebery
goes a long way In assuming the Pee
mlerHhlp he went altogether too Mr Of
the dead however let there nothing bo
eald but good Ho vnjld have mado an
ndmlrfth0 Caster of toe Horse
Watching Utah
Washington D C July 23 1895
I was learned this afternoon that
the Department of Justice through one
of the assistant tore Gencrals Is
carefully studying the now Constitu
tion of Utah I Is supixiscd that the
object Is to give an unofficial opinion
to the Democracy of Utah upon the
constitutionality of women voting In
the coming election and before the
Territory becomes I State
The assistant AttorneyGeneral how
ever denies that this supposition Is
correct and states that he merely
wanted to become acquainted with the
Instrument as It refers to banking
Washington D C July 23 Delegate
Frank Cannon of Utah outlines what
will probably prove a very Interesting
question In connection with the elec 1
tion which Is to take place in that Ter
ritory next November when the Con
stitution adopt < 1 by the recent Consti
tutional Convctxion will bo presented
to the people for their ratification or
rejection and when also State and
county officers will bo voted for
The Constitution provides for female
suffrage and the Democratic leaders
have taken the position that under this
provision the women should be allowed
to vote at the election In November es
pecially In view of the fact that offi
cials are to be elected The Republi
cans on the other hand contervjl that
Utah IK still a Territory and that this
election must be hell In accordance
with the forms provided by Congress
which do not permit of the exercise
of the elective franchise by women
A general effort on the part of the
ladles to vote might In view of the
conflicting claims produce Important
complications In the future
ExConsul Wallers Case
Washington July 23MI Cram
mond Kennedy who has become a
principal counsel In the case of ex
Consul Waller now serving a sentence
In a French jail for violation of the
neutrality laws between this country
and France called at the State Depart
I ment today for the purpose of present
Ing certain pharos of the case Mr
I Kennedy Is disposed to lay much stress
on the fact that at the time of Wailers
arrest thera was no actual state of
war between France and Madagascar
He contends that Wailer for this rea
son could lot have been guilty of the
charge on which he was tried and con
victed
NEW COLORADO ROAD
Crystal River Line Will Be Com i
pleted at Once
Denver Colo July 22 Special to
Tribune There Is now much founda
tion for the belief that the Crystal
River Railroad will be built and that
at an early date The Colorado Fuel
Iron Company Is contemplating some
extensive Improvements among which
Is the building of this road
Tho railroad now Is but a grade ex
tending from Carbondale just south of
Glenwood Springs to Crystal I runs
through a very rich section of count
abounding In high grade marble pre
cious metals and Iron Iron properties
which the Fuel Company purchased on
advantageous terms have made possi
ble these extensions on the part of the
Railroad Company and so Henry R
Wolcott announces the Crystal River
Railroad proposlllon Is already being
brought to the front and will receive
Immpdiate attention
Tne building of this road will not be
of so general Importance as the build
ing of the Cripple Creek lines but It
will be of sufficient Importance to make
the undertaking especially desirable
Besides being a matter of attention for
mining and marble people of the State
It Is of much value to the great Fuel
Company The opening of Its proper
tips along the line of the road will com
pel It to make other Improvements
NEGROES TERRORIZED
FLORIDA CHURCHES INVADED
BY ARMED WHITES
Services Broken Up and the Congre
gation Dispersed Negroes Aban
don Their Property and Leave
Live Oak Fla July 22Rev D W
Gllllslee reports I reign of terror
among the negroes of Lafayette and
Taylor counties He says their churches
are being raided by white men con
gregations dispersed and pastors driv
en away
Rev Gllllslee Is presiding elder of
Live Oak district of the Florida con
ference of the A M 13 church The
counties mentioned are In this district
and ho recently returned from an at
tempt to Jill his appointments Accord
Ing to his story he was roughly treat
ed He says he was caching In La
fayette county to a Inrirt congregation
when a crowd of armed while men
came Into the church and stationed
themselves near the pulpit
The leaders asked Gllllslee How
long do you expect to remain In this
county and live
Then the whites began to shoot and
Gllllsleo and the congregation ran out
In a panic
Gllltslee went to Bramford ten miles
distant In Suwanee county He made
the trip in an hour He next went to
Taylor county which adjoins Lafay
ette on the west but was again driven
out While preaching at night he says
that about twenty white mel came in
and stationed themselves about the
pulpit Gllllslee was greatly fright
ened but kept on preaching Finally
tho mob shot out the lights Gllllslee
and the negroes ran out many being
trampled upon The mobs so far ap
peal to have shot no one their object
seeming to be to create terror
Gllllslee says tho negroes are fright
I ened nearly to death and are leaving
rapidly many deserting their property
The preacher seems unnerved by his
experience and will never go to La
fayette or Taylor again His head
quarters are In Jacksonville and he
has a good reputation
Lafayette and Taylor arc counties
where BO many negroes have been
lynched for outraging white women In
Lafayette there have been over n dozen
lynchlngs In the last few months and
tho reported assaults on women have
greatly embittered the whites against
the negroes
The strike of wharf and ship laborers
at Colon Is extending to the colored rne
ctmnleH nnd to the laborers at IVnarmi
Considerable anxiety prevails as the situation
uation Is critical
m
BLOCKED BY PROSPERITY
English and Germans Believe the
Apparent Return of Better Times
nnd tho Increased Output of Gold
Will Retard the International
Movement Capitalists Regain
Confidence in Investments
Denver Colo July 21 Special to
Tribune President n T Jeffery of
tho Denver Rio Grande Railroad re
turned homo this
morning from Lon
don whore he attended the Internation
al congress of railway officials While
abroad Mr Jeffery carefully Interested
himself In the financial situation and
for most apparent reasons since his
line depends entirely upon ore ship
ments and the abandonment of sliver
If not fatal Is I at least disastrous to his
company He comes back with a sorry
view of affairs and while he would not
say so In so many words gives views of
Influential English and German
capitalists which clearly predict for bi l
metallism no Immediate progress He
had this to say on the silver question
lr met a number of gentlemen In
London who are blmetalllsts and very
strong ones The general thought ex
pressed by them Is that the largely In
creased output of gold In South Africa
and the largely Increased output of the
same metal In Colorado and other parts
ot the United States together with the
Indications of a returning prosperity
in Great Britain a well as the United
Slates will retard the advance of bi
metallism
These gentlemen whose names I
withhold for obvious reasons are all
known over here and they are authori
ties They seemed to express their
views as I have just given them with
great reluctance They were quite
strong In the belief that the two condl
llorls to which reference has been made
would be very strong factors In the set
tlement of the question of bimetallism
Time belief abroad Is that Lord Sails
burys Government will not be at all
disposed to take the Initiative In regard
to bimetallism even though some mem
bern of the Cabinet are outspoken
friends of the cause
I made some Inquiries as to tho
probable effect In Germany that Is re
garding the Increased output of gold
fields and the apparent return ot pros
perity I endeavoring to ascertain the
possime action ot time uerman Govern
ment I was quite the same there
German blmotalllsls thought that the
two conditions mentioned would go tar
towards retarding early action upon
the part of the Government In favor
of bimetallism The gentlemen who
expressed these views unhesllatlngly
staled that they were wedded to thp
opinion that tho world at large would
be the better for bimetallism and that
It would come sooner or later But the
early advent of It which they were
expecting Is In their opinion hardly 4
to be expected now < A
In stating these views I but express
the views of those with whom I talked f
and who have devoted years to a care
ful study of bimetallism and the best
means of promoting that monetary
policy
Regarding the condition of the com
mercial world Mr Jeffery continued I 1
From what I could learn In England f
It Is conceded there that there Is a re
turn of prosperity in the United
States This In the opinion entertained
by financiers and business men there
So real Is this opinion lhat they all
told me there would be much less re
luctance In making Investments In our
country than during the past two or
three years English capital must sock
Investment outsldfe of Great Britain
and the field for It Is not very extensive
beyond our own qountry and South
Africa English which money absorbs Q great deal of J
WOULD NOT HURT THE BANKS
Would Injure the Labor Interests by
Reducing the CirculationBanks
Could Exchange Their Notes
Washington D C July 19At the
Treasury Department i was said the
plan of Mr Sovereign for the Knights
of Labor boycottlng National bank
notes If carried out wduld prove more
mrmful than beneficial to the labor
interests of the country as It would
contract the currency to the extent ot
2ll000000 without Injuring the Na
lonal banIs i
I would not hurt the banks at all
said Mr O P Tucker deputy Comp
roller of the Currency I people
should refuse to receive Ihilr notes th
banks would simply present them to
ho United Stales Treasuryior redemp
lon and receive legal tc del notes
which they would conllnua to use In
holr business There are only 211
000000 of National bank note In circu
lation while there are 950000000 of
other kinds of money outstanding
CARLISLE NOT ALARMED
Chicago July 19A speclalto the
Dally News from Washington says Of
ficers of the treasury from Secrelary
Carlisle down to his subordinates who
have charge of banks and the currency
were today discussing the threatened
boycott by the Knights of Labor
against National bank notes
I was about the only subject talked
of but after a careful consideration of
the question In all Its phases Secretary
Carlisle expressed the opinion to one of
his advisers that no serious results
would follow such a boycott Ills con
clusion was based upon the figures In
regard to the circulation of National
bank notes
The amount of these outstanding
June 1 1895 was only 205579490 and
of this amount about 20000000 Is bell
by banks National bank notes liave l
never been made legal tender by stat
ute so that It Is true that It would be
Impossible to force any person to ac
cept them In Individual transactions
They are however available for use
by the Government In the payment of 1
all Its obligations except for Interest on I
the public debt and the redemption of
National currency They are also re I
celvable by the Government as taxes
excises for public lands and for all
obligations due the Government ex
cept duties on Imports Section 6190
provides that National banks are com
tender pelled to accept these notes as legal
When they hove found the kind of
machinery that will most successfully
handle their ores It Is their Intention
to erect a large mill at the mine for
th treatment of the same for nnougir
are Is In sight In tho Dalton and Lark
properties to keep a large plant run
ning regularly for years to come IKirS <
ular shipments of llrstclusa oro arc be
InK constantly made
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