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VOLUME LXXVIIL— NO. 54.
DIG UP THE HATCHET.
Bannocks Seek Revenge
for the Death of
Tribemen.
MASSACRE OF WHITES.
A Settler and His Family Fall
Victims to the Savage
Marauders.
PROSPECTOR SMITH WOUNDED.
Cowboys and Indians Massing for
Combat In the Jackson Hole
Country.
POCATELLO, Idaho, July Union
Pacific Engineer Robert Fitzpatrick, who
pulled the north-bound freight into Poca
tello at 6 o'clock this evening, brought
positive information of the conflict in the
Salt River Valley. Mail-carrier Alma Vail,
who arrived at Montpelier from Star Val
ley this morning, reported to the Constable
that the Bannock Indians from the reser
vation had killed a settler, his wife and
their child. A posse of citizens was at
once formed, which pursued the Bannocks
and killed six of them before they escaped
into the mountains.
The excitement among the settlers in
Northwestern Wyoming over the threat
ened uprising of the Bannocks and Sho
shone Indians is growing more intense
every day. They are leaving their ranches
in large numbers and gathering at favored
points for mutual protection, in case the
irate bucks return to seek vengeance for
the death of their brother braves who were
killed in the Jackson Hole country.
The confirmation of the reported killing
of three whites and six Indians is spread
ing alarm at a rapid rate. Innumerable
pleasure parties have given up contem
plated trips into the. mountain country,
which abounds in the finest sport of all
kinds at this season. The settlers, too, are
becoming thoroughly aroused, and if they
are not soon protected by Government
troops they will take the field in protec
tion of their own homes and lives, and
they are well qualified by long experience
in this country to do even more effective
fighting than the regulars. Even the In
dians realize that the cowboys are more
dangerous than the troops. They know
they can surrender to the soldiers, and
will be in no further danger. When the
frontier volunteers go out to hunt Indians
they fight as the Indians do themselves —
shoot to kill and kill all in sight, y
Tlie news that the foraging Bannocks are
receiving supplies of Government rations
forwarded by those remaining on the res
ervation, and that several hundred Sho
shone bucks from the Wind River reserva-
tion have started to join and aid the Ban
nocks is not the best indication that the
ill-feeling engendered by killing of the In
dian hunters will end without further
trouble. In addition to these evidences
the sensible Indians who have remained
on the reservation to put up their hay and
who advised against this hunt, say the In
dians want to fight, and every one who
knows anything about the hardy frontiers
men of Northwestern Wyoming . knows
that if the Indians are looking for a fight
they will find it. There is a time-honored
belief among the Indians that in the long
journey the soul of a dead Indian has to
make to the happy hunting grounds it will
become lonesome, and so an Indian who
knows he has to die will try to kill a white
man that his soul may furnish company.
An Indian will even try to kill a white
man before committing suicide. A num
ber of Indians have been killed, their souls
have no company, their brother braves
pity them and feel they have a duty to
perform, and thus superstition adds an
other danger to the situation.
Old Captain Woody, a very intelligent
Indian farmer of this reservation, was
in Pocatello to-day, and was seen by The
Call correspondent. Indians who have
just returned from the scene of trouble tell
him that seven red men had been killed up
to the time of their leaving several days
ago. Woody, although he tells the Indians
they are "heap fools," says they want to
fight and are well prepared to do battle.
He says the cowboys will kill the pappooses
as well as the bucks if an open conflict
comes. The Indians know this, and the
fact gives more importance to the state
ment that the homeward march of some
bands is only for the purpose of leaving
the women and children.
The immediate vicinity of an Indian
agency in such times as this is a very de
ceptive place. There are always a suffi
cient number of Indians left behind to
draw the regular weekly supplies of rations
from the Government. These Indians
maintain a quiet manner that is most ex
emplary, and forward supplies to the ab
sent warriors with promptness and dis
patch.
Colonel R. S. Ricks, one of Mississippi's
prominent citizens, who has a summer
home at Soda Springs, arrived in Pocatelio
this morning. Every fall for a number of
years Colonel Ricks has spent several
months hunting at the very head of the
Jackson Hole country, and he knows that
wild corner of the State as thoroughly as
any trapper. Trie colonel has been at
Soda Springs for several weeks making
preparations for his annual hunting trip.
He has his wife with him, and of course
does not think it safe to venture into the j
north country now, and fears that his trip
will have to be abandoned entirely. y.;
Colonel Ricks has within the last five
days seen several well-Known Indian coun
selors just returned from the seat of trouble,
who said their efforts to persuade the In
dians to return to their reservations had
been entirely ; without avail, and further
more the report comes from Soda Springs
that 200 to 300 of the powerful Shoshones
bucks had left the Wind ' River reservation
and started northwest to join the Bannocks
from this reservation. y '':_ . '
MASSING FOB A CONFLICT.
A Clash Between Settlers and Indians
Cannot Be Averted.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 23. -Governor
Richards this afternoon received . the fol
lowing messages from : Adjutant-General
Stitzer of the State "militia, who is in the
The San Francisco Call.
Jackson Hole country investigating the
Indian troubles:
MARYSVILLE, Wyo., July 21.— 8y courier
to Market Lake— Scouts who have come in from
the mountains report the Indians in force at
the junction of Granite Creek and Fall River.
All passes into Jackson Hole available to horse
men are guarded by Indians. Captain Smith,
a prospector, has just been brought in,
wounded in the breast by Indians. Other pro
spectors are being driven from the mountains.
Pickets are guarding the various mountain
passes to-night. Forces are equipped ready
for a march and everybody is armed.
TETON BASIN, July 22.— Courier to Market
Lake— Here on return trip. Settlers in the
basin are uneasy. It is reported here that
many Indians from Fort Hall are leaving to
join those in the. mountains. Indians from
other reservations are reported joining them.
Letters and couriers have been sent to the
Jackson Hole settlers asking for aid, and with
those who have responded they will go into
the mountains to meet the Indians to-morrow.
Settlers have given up all hope of saving their
crops, and are preparing to take their women
and children out of the region.
Governor Richards says that notwith
standing the disquieting nature of these
messages he will not send State troops
into the field until he has more definite
knowledge of the situation and until he
learns what success is being met with by
the Indian police in their efforts to have
the Bannocks return to their reservation.
DAMAGE AT SILVER CITY.
Many Buildings Wrecked by
the Force of the
Flood.
Every Business Man In the New
Mexico Town Suffered Heavy
Losses.
SILVER CITY, N. Mex., July 23.—Sil
ver City was damaged by the floods of last
night to the extent of over $100,000. The
water swept down, from the mountains in
torrents, flooding the streets to a depth of
six feet. Many buildings were totally
wrecked, and the damage to stock in the
stores was great. i .-.'.. ' f .
The principal buildings destroyed were
the Broadway Hotel, Morreli Hall, the
Postoffice building and several private
dwellings. Other buildings have been ren
dered unsafe and will have to be torn
down. The Timmer House had the rear
wall washed away, and the Iremont
House had three feet of water in the build
ing and one wall gone.
There were several narrow escapes from
drowning, but no lives were lost. People
were taken from the flooded district on
horseback. The water covered the entire
lower portion of the town, including the
business streets. Horses were drowned in
their stables.
The Postoffice records for the most part
were saved and a greater portion of the
mail. Valuable libraries belonging to at
torneys and j physicians were ruined by
water. The railroad track for fifteen miles
was greatly damaged and five bridges are
gone in" the same distance. -_«. j >./ '., y ..
Gillett & Sons will lose $15,000 (by dam
age to stock and every merchant sustains
losses from $500 upward by water flooding
stores and" cellars. Much damage was
done in the surrounding country, but no
loss of life is reported. Mud to a depth of
several feet was deposited in the streets
and huge bowlders were * washed down
from the mountains by the force of the
water. There were three distinct' floods
from different mountain ranges, which
combined at the upper end of the city.
Citizens are already pushing ahead with
the work of clearing away the debris and
rebuilding.
MURDERED BY LA MAFIA
A Series of Assassinations in
Parishes on the Coast
of Louisiana.
One Man Arrested for the Crimes
That Alarm the Italian
* Residents.
"NEW ORLEANS, La., July 23.— The
third of a series of Italian assassinations
occurred to-day at Elm Hall plantation, in
Ascension Parish, near Donaldsonville.
The assassin is supposed to be the same
man, Naska, who fired into the house of
Giordano on Friday, killing three arid
seriously wounding four persons. This
occurred in St. Johns I'arish. On Mon
day in St. James, the neighboring parish,
and but a few miles away from the first
crime, Vincent Uido and wife were way
laid on the public road by an unknown
assassin and both killed.
To-day an Italian entered the Italian
quarters at Elm Hall plantation in Ascen
sion Parish, the next to St. James, and only
a short distance away, and without the
slightest provocation fired into the cabin of
Filipe Russo, fatally wounding him in the
breast and also his four-year-old boy. Both
will die.
The assassin left a very plain trail be
hind him and the Sheriff headed a posse,
followed the tracks and succeeded in ar
resting near by an Italian, who gave his
name as Salvadore Puglisol. The authori
ties have every reason to believe that he
is the man who committed the three mur
ders in St. Johns Parish, if not the one
who killed the Uidos on Monday.
The Italians along the coast are very
much alarmed over these murders and all
say it is the work of the Mafia. It is
very evident that the murderer is insane, j
— : — ■ m
THEY WHIPPED THE DOCTOR.
When Arrested Mrs. Sttiley Was Pined
Only One Dollar.
WASHINGTON, Ind., July 25. -Dr. E.
Whitburn, a member of the Board of
Health, to-day filed an affidavit against
Mrs. Mary Striley, her son August and
daughter Clara, charging them with beat
ing him with a horsewhip "in a cruel and
inhuman manner." Mrs. ' Striley < alleges
that the doctor has been talking about her
in anything but a complimentary manner.
She was fined by Mayor Spencer $1 and
costs. Her two children were acquitted.
Serious Strike at Panama.
WASHINGTON, D. ■ C, : July, 23.-The
United States Consul at Colon, Isthmus of
Panama, cables that a strike of laborers is
in progress there that ; threatens serious
trouble. It is understood 'that the Consul
has requested that a . warship be sent to"
Colon to assist the Columbian Government
in keeping the Panama Railroad ofien*
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1895.
MANAGED BY MR. NEW
Ex-President Harrison's
Friends Handle His
Big Fight.
ALL PLANS KEPT SECRET.
An Army of Ex-Office Holders
at Work to Get the Nom
ination.
MEN OF SEVERAL STATES IN IT.
Politicians Rally In New York and
Discuss the Chances of Vari
ous Candidates.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23.— The
New York Sun's correspondent sends the
following to his paper: In the minds of
administration officials and politicians
generally in Washington, there /is no
longer any doubt that ex-President Harri
son is an aggressive candidate for the
Presidency, and that his canvass is being
managed with an astuteness which is lack
ing in that of any of the other Republican
THE STEAM YACHT ELEANOR, WHICH ARRIVED FROM HONOLULU MONDAY NIQHT, WAS THE
CHIEF ATTRACTION yON v THE WATER FRONT YESTERDAY: THE ELEANOR IS AS • TRIM AS A
SMALL CRUISER, AND :IS FITTED UP LIKE B PALACE. ; THE YACHT WAS BUILT AT BATH,
ME., AT- A .COST vOF A THIRD :OF Ay MILLION DOLLARS.' y SHE "iWAsi- NAMED ' AFTER ELEANOR,
THE LITTLE DAUGHTER OF ■W. A. SLATER OF CONNECTICUT,* THE OWNER. *.**"' V- v
■>-" ' [Sketched by a" Call" artist.] 'V- V'y -
possibilities. He undoubtedly has an or
ganization as complete as any man ever
had who aspired to the nomination of ;
either of the great parties. It is composed ;
almost exclusively of f men who held offlce
under his administration. Harrison was
renomiria ted in 1892 through their efforts,
and he hopes, to secure another nomina
tion through the same means.
The headquarters is at Indianapolis and
John C. New, who organized it, will re
sume its active management as soon as he
returns from Europe. But no steps have
been taken and no steps will ' be taken
without Mr. Harrison's personal consent
and advice. Nobody has ever questioned
the ex-President's skill as a politician, and
when the Republican National convention
meets it will be evident to the country that
his hand has lost none of its cunning. The
Harrison organization is better equipped
in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin than
anywhere else.
John C. New's success in manipulating
the Minneapolis convention, where 140
Federal office-holders presenting a solid
front effected Harrison's nomination, in
sures a skill in management which none of
the other aspirants for the Presidency can
afford to ignore. "Long" Jones is at the
head of the machine in Illinois. He is the
man who planned the famous noon-day
conference at Minneapolis which made
evident Harrison's strength and fore
shadowed the outcome of trie convention.
The Harrison manager in Wisconsin is
ex-Senator Spooner. These three States
form the pivot upon which the entire
movement is to turn. To them may
added West Virginia and New Jersey,
where Stephen B. Elkins and ex-Senator
Sewell are in control of the machine.
In Washington there is a literary bureau
managed by a former member of Harri
son's official household, whose business it is
to keep the ex-President's name constantly
before the public, and to secure the publi
cation of interviews from members of the
cabal of ex-office holders now engaged in
advancing Harrison's interests. Ex-Sena
tor Blanche K. Bruce, who was appointed
by Harrison to be Register; of " Deeds for
the District of Columbia, has just returned
from a tour through the Southern States,
undertaken in the interests of ; the man to
whom he owed his office.
His purpose at this time was not to se
cure delegates actually pledged to the ex-
President, but to prevent the crystalliza
tion in sentiment among colored Republi
cans in favor of any other candidate. : For
this purpose he preached the doctrine that
delegates from trie South should wait upon
the action of the representatives of Repub
lican States and be ready to join in ", the
support of the man who should seem most
acceptable to those who would be de
pended upon to elect.
While trie ex-President affects a pseudo
retirement and causes the promulgation of
a report that he is not a candidate for the
Presidency, and would riot turn a finger to
influence a delegate or secure the 'nomina
tion, the managers of his organization are
sedulously cultivating the impression that
out < of the struggle among minor candi
dates " like Reed, McKinley and Allison
will come a spontaneous demand \ for trie
nomination of the real leader of f. the Re
publican party. y It is regarded as a scheme
to place Harrison on a plane a little higher
than all others, at :; the ( same time quietly"
securing the election of delegates favorable
to him as a second choice. y,-:";/ 'f.:
The scheme will be to fill the convention
with as ; many ex-office-holaers as can be
chosen. ■■• Indiana, Illinois. Wisconsin,
West Virginia and New Jersey will be
counted on to send enough delegates to
make a respectable . nucleus. Others will
be picked up here and there in other parts
of the country, while the negroes from the
South, with the ex-office-holders who have
been smuggled in under the guise of sup
porters of other candidates, will be relied
upon at the proper moment to spring the
Harrison cry and force his nomination be
fore the managers of ' the other candidates
have an opportunity to recover.
betting oy HA.RRISOH.
Colonel Yergason Confident That the Ex-
President Will BefNamed.
f NEW YORK, . N. ■ V., j July 23.-The cor
ridor of the . Fifth-avenue Hotel was
crowded with politicians to-day and two
bets were made that General Harrison
would be nominated again for the Presi
dency. Ex-Speaker Reed had friends and
Senator "Gush'" Davis of Minnesota "re-;
ceived a splendid tribute. Allison was
mentioned, McKinley | had admirers and
Governor Morton ' had ardent advocates.
The -caloric condition "of • the weather
seemed to give more zeal and enthusiasm
to the politicians, and although several
collars wilted the wearers were not dis- i
turbed in the leas*. j
At one time the following men were in
the lobby; Senator R. F. Pettigrew of
South Dakota, ex-Governor Person C.
Cheney of 'New Hampshire; John Good
now, the Republican reformer, of Minne
sota; Daniel Magone, ex-Collector, of the
Port; Colonel E. S. Yergason of Hartford,
aperennial Harrison boomer; ex-Congress
man Long of Ohio, ex-Congressman George
West of Ballston; "W. L. Proctor, member
of the Republican State Committee from
Ogdensburg; George H. Huffman, editor
of the Dayton (Ohio) Times; Wilbur F.
Wakeman, secretary of the informal com
mittees advocating the increase of mem
bership to the Republican State' com
mittees ; • General Jere Baxter of Tennessee ;
W. H. Ballou/ who is afraid that ' a bull
fight may occur at the Atlanta Exposition
in the Mexican village, and ex-Governor
Rufus a. Bullock of Atlanta, who has a
soft spot in his bosom- for the' grandson of
"Tippecanoe and Tyler, too. " '■' • •'.'.'
Trie political ball of conversation was set
rolling by Colonel Yergason, who said that
he would wager a $10 hat that General
Harrison would be nominated for the
Presidency next year. ' ■_'_'.%;•";":
"I will cheerfully accept that bet," said
Editor Huffman. They shook hands on
the wager and called in witnesses. At this
juncture Mr. Wakeman appeared and bet
Colonel Yergason a $75 suit of clothes that
Mr. Harrison would not be nominated.
"I lost four bets on Harrison's election in
1892,'! chirped the colonel, "and. now I ex
pect to win everything back. I : believe I
have a golem-pipe cinch in betting on
General Harrison's renomination. Does
anybody else desire to bet?" .
Editor Huffman, who is a stanch Demo
crat, declared to . a correspondent of The
Call that his party would nominate Con
gressman Paul J. Sorg beyond a doubt for
Governor of Ohio. "Mr. Sorg,". he contin
ued, "is a man of wonderful popularity,
able, and I believe he will win. I know
that Ohio is Republican, but Mr. Sorg is a
stronger man that General Bushnell, the
Republican candidate. Remember Mr.
Campbell carried Ohio, and Mr. Sorg can
too."
The friends and opponents of General
Harrison got into a friendly wrangle again
over a remark make by Mr. Wakeman', as
follows: "I believe General Harrison to be ;
the greatest of : statesman when great
things are at stake and the smallest of
statesmen when small things " are con
cerned. Colonel Bob Ingersoll said of him :
'When he was- President he thought it his
duty to become a small guard at ' his post
when he should have been ' the general in
command,' or words to that effect."
The foregoing ; sentence brought forth"
ex-Governor" Cheney as Harrison's cham
pion. "I "' think Mr, Harrison made 'f a
splendid President and he is conceded to
, be a level-headed statesman. i I know that
he is not a candidate in the sense of seek
ing the office, but should he be nominated
whether he would accept I cannot say."' {
Mr' Wakeman answered ' the ; ex-Gov
ernor: "Why, if : Mr. Harrison had any op
position whatever in Indiana he could not
have the delegation from that State. - But
the people there know they stand little
chance of having a Republican candidate
named , from that State, so they simply
permit the ; delegation to compliment the
ex-President." ; . ;
; y ; Mr. Goodnow boomed Senator C. K.
Davis for the Presidency, in a modest way.
"Minnesota," >he said, "will \be for him,
and I think several other States in that
section will }■ also i send delegates ? for i him.
He is strong and popular in the West." . »
. Ex-Congressman West praised Governor
Morton and ex-Governor '.;■ Bullock chanted
the merits of ex-President Harrison. y
Associated Press Deficit.
'"FORT WAYNE, Iwd., July 23. —The
News this evening says editorially: "The
Chicago Associated Press has made an as
, sessment of -, 35 per cent of * its * subscribed
contributions and trie papers that have al
ready been sufficiently punished by having
to print its threadbare report will now riave
the pleasure of 5 ponying up to meet a big
deficit that must be ©aid off."
EDITORS FOR SILVER
Democrats of Missouri
Who Mold Public
Opinion .
LAUNCH BLAND'S BOOM.
An Interesting Address Made
by the Latest Man to
Enter the Arena.
GOVERNOR STONE GREW BOLD.
Some Jeffersonlans Who Do Not
Propose to Be Beaten by
Cleveland's Men.
SED ALIA, Mo., July 23.— The Bland
Presidential boom is a certainty now. It
was launched * here j to-day by Governor
Stone himself in an oratorical effort be
fore fifty Democratic editors from* all over
the State. The mention of Bland's name
and the connection in which it was
used brought forth a storm of applause
and shouts. The Governor, during his re
marks, had depicted the general distress
and hard times during the recent panic,
and concluded in his most impressive and
significant' style - v by saying: "And these
things will so continue unless a man like
honest Dick-Bland is nominated for Presi
dent." ■;< ■-- - ■ .'v •
' Elks' Hall, in which the first * portion of
the . afternoon ' meeting ' was i held, fairly
shook the enthusiastic reception of
th.s sentiment. , -
. Upon being introduced Mr. Bland said :
"There can be no greater question affect
ing the welfare of the people than that of
currency and we are asked to become ad
vocates of a system of . currency supplied
by National bants. The power to control
trie volume of the money of the country
will necessarily result in the enslavement
of the people and the breaking down of the
power of the States. If all the facts stated
in Mr. Carlisle's speeches at Memphis and
other places be true, and if the ; doctrines
he advocated are correct, then Democracy,
as taught in history and' practiced by our
fathers, was a fraud.
"Ratio is a constitutional question be
longing to Congress, but justice must be 1
done to silver .by putting it back right
where it was in 1873. The duty of ", the
present generation and the present time is
to undo the wrong and wipe out the crime
of 1873." .-'/"",: -A ' ■■"!". '■' .
In conclusion, Mr. Bland said :
"In my opinion the conspiracy which
seems to have -been formed here and in
Europe to destroy, by legislation or other
wise, from three-sevenths to : one-half : of
the metallic money of the world, is the
most gigantic crime of this age or any
other age. The' consummation of ; such a
scheme would ultimately entail more mis
ery upon the human race than all the \
wars, pestilences and famines that ever oc
curred in the history >of the world. • We
still believe that silver's restoration is ab
solutely necessary to the prosperity of this
people; and we ' will indorse .' Carlisle and
his record as a ; member of Congress, and
not Carlisle and his record as Secretary of
the Treasury." .
At : the conclusion :of Mr. Bland's ' ad
dress a recess was' taken; and shortly .- after
noon the editors permanently organized.
These are the officers elected as rccom
mendedby the committee on organization,
which had been appointed this morning:
President, Colonel W. F. Switzler, - Bonne
ville; vice-presidents, one for* each Con
gressional district - secretary, H. J. Groves,
Lexington ; treasurer, C. cK. Waldon, Ne
vada; | executive committee fto consist of
the ■ elective ' officers. The ', Eleventh "arid
Twelfth districts are not given representa
tion, as the convention acknowledges them
as gold-bug sections.
; At 2:30 p. m. the meeting was again
called together, when Governor ; ' Stone
made his address, that on account of its
magnificent '' delivery arid ' sensational ut
terances made the hit of the day. In ad--*
dition tto l launching Mr. Bland 's \ boom
upon the i Presidential seas, the Governor
claimed that the issue could ; be dodged no
longer. He claimed -that free coinage had
been <; the Democratic doctrine from the
time of Jefferson; that monometallism
had been a Republican cry and that those
who wished 'I to ': go upon plutocratic prin
ciples should be led out of the party. 'He
said that should Democracy, especially that
of Missouri, follow trie ideas of the National
administration, would ;be confronted
with s the possibility of both great * patties
running upon the same issue. .
yy Never before was 7 Governor ■ Stone - more
at ease arid never before did he seem more
thoroughly in harmony with ; his j subject.
At the conclusion of _ Governor Stone's re
marks the entire delegation as well as sev
eral hundred visitors and - Sedalia people,
went to Forest Park, where Senator Cock
rell spoke from 4 o'clock until 6. y ; ,-y
At the night session of the convention
the editors adopted an address to the peo
ple on the silver question. . >y ....
The preamble, which contains 2500
words, gives a fair history of free coinage
of silver, and gives its views upon the
Dowers of Congress to coin money, regu
late the value thereof and fix the standard
of weights and measures. It also tells in
large figures of Missouri's output of wheat
in 1872 and its value the year before silver
was demonetized. It then compares this
valuation to the output in 1890 and shows
a shrinkage of 47 per cent.
Paragraph 9 says: "Some of the oppo
nents of silver coinage are even among our
Democratic friends, who claim to be bi
metallists.but oppose free coinage because
of the proposed ratio of 16 to 1. Many con
clusive reasons, in our opinion, justify this
ratio, but it may be stated as a remarkable
development of the contention by the ene
mies of silver coinage that while . they per
sistently oppose the ratio of 16 to 1, they
suggest no other as better."
In paragraph 11 it is said that bimetal
lism can be successfully maintained, and
as an illustration it names France, which
has had free coinage of gold and silver for
nearly a ' century. The section ends by
asking, "Why does not silver drive gold
out of France?"
The preamble closes by stating: "It can
not be denied that the Democracy of Mis
souri is in the midst of great political
events and that still greater ones are pend
ing. \ The National canvass of 1896 ap
proaches, and as " existing conditions
change in Missouri the genuine friends of
true bimetallism will find themselves dis
organized and menaced with divisions and
defeat. The Democratic friends of fre
coinage of both gold and silver are in ac
large majority in the State, but of what
practical avail is a large majority without
a plan of campaign and literally without
organization. While all this and more is
true of the friends of free coinage in the
Democratic party in the State, the advo
cates of the single gold standard are mar
shaling their forces, be they few or many,
for the conflict."
These are the resolutions adopted :
Resolved. That the executive committee of
this body be authorized to constitute a literary
bureau to act in co-operation with a similar
bureau which it Is hoped that the Democratic
State Convention at Pertle Springs will appoint.
That ■ each Democratic free-silver editor of
the State is earnestly requested to actively co
operate with the executive committee of his
county In perfecting a true organization of the
Democratic voters in such measures as may be
best calculated to secure harmony and activity
in the canvass and a full vote ana victory at
the polls. •
That we will as one man oppose every effort^
no matter from what source Inspired, to com
mit the Democratic party to the Republican
policy of gold and monometallism, and that we
will in the future, as in the past, fight with
unfaltering courage for the old Democratic
doctrine of bimetallism, by which we mean
free and : unlimited coinage of 'both gold and
silver on equal terms and of the old valuation
. of 16 to 1. y^v/.W-.y- y — -.-.> _•, -•-;-
;**lh spite of Mr. Bland's seeming indiffer
ence to the chatter and gossip as to the
connection of his name with that of ;:a
Presidential possibility it is not denied
here to-night by < his . friends that "Silver
Dick" « may attempt to come before the
next National Democratic convention with
a hope to lead the hosts in the battle under
a free-silver banner. He himself refuses
to discuss the matter, except to say that
his political aim at present is simply to get
the Democratic party upon its j feet and to
give it an issue' that, if adopted, will surely
mean victory for another four years.
HOKE SMITH'S CAMPAIGN,
He Sounded the Slogan for Sound Money
'»••'-'■ in Georgia.
GAINESVILLE, Ga., July 23.— Hoke
Smith, Secretary of the Interior, began a
brief ■ campaign in the sound money
cause here to-day. He spoke to a large
crowd, and said that he should support
the National Democratic platform and
oppose the Populists' platform on the
financial problem. * The Democratic con
vention of Chicago in 1892 voted down
overwhelmingly the proposition to insert
"free," which would have made the party
declare for the free coinage of silver. The
platform was adopted. When honestly
construed it' condemned the free coinage
of silver at the 16 to 1 ratio.
Free ; coinage, he said, would not give
bimetallism, but would give a gold dollar
one value and a silver dollar another value.
History showed that no legislation was
able to keep the two coins at trie same
value. ■ Free coinage, the Secretary said in
conclusion, meant the use of no coin but
silver. The new dollar would be worth
only half as much as the present dollar
arid ' would result in the immediate with
drawal from * circulation of •' $678,000,000 in
gold and $375,000,000 in ! greenbacks and
Treasury notes. No practical benefits
could be pointed out, but only calamitous
consequences. • •
MISS JOHNSON RELEASED
Not Held for Attempting to
Commit Suicide by
Drowning.
Said That; She Is of Unsound
Mind and an Heiress of
y This City. ;:
It Is
; NEW YORK, N. ,Y.; July 23.— Miss Clara
Johnson, the pleasant-looking and mys
terious ' young woman who ' attempted lto
drown herself on Saturday, but who was
rescued by Thomas O'Rourke, a longshore
man with a record as a life-saver, ; was
arraigned in trie Jefferson Market Police
Court to-day. She had been in Bellevue
Hospital, and when a reporter had spoken
to her about her rash act, she had replied:
"Say, drop it, will you; buy me a pint of
beer."
y She had given " several fictitious ad
dresses, but from . some remarks she
dropped '^ the V attendants ' decided that she
is an heiress and the daughter of Thomas
Johnson of San Francisco. aa
yi In court she was accompanied by a lady
who presented 'a certificate from Dr. Goe
dake^of 300 Second avenue which declared
that the young woman had been a . patient
of the writer and that \ he had ; treated j her
for several months for ! hallucinations and
attacks lof ? dementia. When f- under the
influence of these attacks she was perfecly
irresponsible.' This certificate was all the
evidence the magistrate desired and he dis
charged i the A young ; woman, who 1 left )in
charge of her j friend, whose address was
given as 205 West Twenty-fifth Btreet.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IN THE SIXTH ROUND.
Messrs Harvey and Horr
Continued Fresh in
Their Combat.
FIVE SPLENDID REASONS.
The Author's Vindication of
the Importance of the
Debate.
THE EDITOR OFF ON TANGENTS.
Very Few Facts Upon Which the
Champions of the Rival
Metals Agree.
[Copyright, 1895. by Azel F. Hatch.]
CHICAGO, 111., July 23.— evidences
of fatigue or lack of breath were apparent
in either of the principals ;in the Horr-
Harvey debate when time was called for
the sixth round to-day. Mr. Harvey led
with a vindication of the importance of
the debate, which he said rested upon five
historical reasons :
First— For 200 years prior to the demonetiza
tion of silver in 1873 silver was seeking the
mints of the world for coinage into money.
Second— For 200 years prior to 1873 there
was no variation between the commercial and
the legal ratio of 15>_ to 1. During the twen
ty-two years since 1 873, however, the two ra
tios had separated widely and gone from 15J_
to 1 to about 32 to 1.
Third— For 338 years prior to 1873 the quan
tity ratio between silver and gold ranged from
56 of silver to 1 of gold to 4 of silver to lof
gold; but, notwithstanding this wide varia
tion, the commercial ratio had clung tena
ciously, to the legal ratio. '
Fourth— price of silver in the London
market as measured in gold up to 1873 was
practically steady, while, since that date silver
had declined from 60 pence per ounce to 28.7
pence per ounce. *
Fifth— That this violent fluctuation in the
price of silver has been going on ever since its
demonetization and is going on to-day.
Mr. Horr did not reply directly to his
opponent, but took up Harvey's statement
of yesterday, that but one error was to be
found in his work, saying that there were
many mistakes, not in expressing state
ments of facts, but by false implication
which any man of sense would repudiate
on sight. ",
At this point Mr. Horr created some de
rision at the expense of Harvey by saying
that he did not deny that his opponent be
lieved all he had written. As a matter of
fact it was impossible for him to tell what
a man in .'. Mr.. Harvey's state of mind
might be capable of believing. The state
ment :in "Coin's Financial School" that
every ounce of silver produced up to the
present time cost the producer $2 an ounce
was' scouted by Mr. Horr. If the mine
owners had been producing silver at this
cost and selling it, as they had been doing,
at from $1 27 •to 57 cents an ounce, they
had lost by the transaction during the past
three years some $236,000,000.
The next point of attack was the state
ment of Mr. Harvey's book that the ' peo
ple of this country are annually paying to
England $200,000,000 in interest on Na
tional and private bonds. Mr. Horr de
nied this proposition flatly and challenged
any one to produce evidence that the in
debtedness of the people of this country to
all the nations of Europe involved any
thing like such an amount of interest.
•'The right to make a contract to be
liquidated in any specific property should
not apply to money," said Mr. Harvey.
"All such contracts, when made payable
in money, should call for 'lawful' money.
To permit a raid to made on either gold or
silver is to permit individuals or combina
tions of men to dictate to the Government
what should be legal money. 'Making
money is an act of sovereignty for • the
common good and to allow it to be cor
rupted wonld be to permit that which
would defeat the object intended. The
Government is the creator of money and
the creator should regulate that which it
creates. yy-y'; I "'^
"The answer in your bock," said Horr,
"of hodge-podge and errors that the 'Gov
ernment can create a demand for a com
modity' has misled thousands of honest
and unthinking people. My friend here,
Dr. Robinson, says it is using a seeming
truth to lie with, which is the most crafty
and dangerous * kind of a misstatement.
You use an illustration to teach that free
coinage would create an unlimited demand
for silver and increase its value in the
markets of trie world. Under such coinage
as you advocate silver would be received
by the Government, coined, and then, in
effect, returned to • the owner again. He
might ■ not get the same dollars coined
from the particular silver which he took to
the mint, but he would get those coined
from silver received and : treated -. pre
cisely as his was. Your illustration of the
Government ' buying ' 100,000 horses is a
fraud on its face, that is all. You say the
average price of wheat in 1891 was
85 cents. The Statistician Abstract gives
New York price $1 09 in 1891 and the aver
age , price in Chicago in 1891 was "97 cents.
If you are teaching the people the truth,
explain this discrepancy."
'; Mr. Horr alluded to trie statements from
Harvey's book in relation to the corn crop
of Illinois in 1873 and 1893, controlling the
price in those years.' and to the purchasing
power of farmers' products, giving figures
to show the statements were untrue and
misleading.
"Mr. Horr will make ( nothine-," inter
reupted Hawley, "by abusing or ridiculing
me. ■}■ The intelligence "; of the American
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