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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 77.
MONO-SILVERITES ATTACKED Opening of the Republican Campaign in Old Ohio. SENATOR SHERMAN TALKS FINANCE. The Eloquent Joseph B. Foraker Explains the Money Plank of His Party. STEWART WOODFORD'S VIEWS ON FREE COINAGE People of the Buckeye State Rally at Columbus to Inaugurate the Battle in Behalf of William McKinley, the Friend of All American Industries. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15.— The people of Ohio opened the Presidential campaign of their fellow citizen, William McKinley, at CoJumbus to-day, with much enthu siasm and no small degree of ceremony, considering tne temperature. Ten thou sand voters came from the cities, towns ana hamlets of Ohio to lend their pres ence to what was generally and properly thought to be the first important meeting of tbe campaign. The visitors, the clubs and delations began to arrive about 7 The Cup-Defender Fawn That Triumphantly Carried the Encinal Ensign Across the Line Yesterday. She Beat the San Francisco Club Yacht Catherine by 6 Minutes \9 Seconds* Corrected Time. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL | o'clock in the morning, and it was 2:30 ; in tbe afternoon when the last two large I delegations marched from the station to the meeting. Ail of the cities along Lake i£iie, most of the interior towns, and 1 nearly every hamlet and city on the banks iof the Ohio were liberally represented. West Virginia and Pennsylvania also Bent deputations. It was expected by a great many that Major McKinJey would be present, but he is at work on his letter of acceptance and SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1 896— THIRTY-TWO PAGES. THE YACHT FAWN WON. How the Gallant Encinal Boat Successfully Sailed the Great Race, Beating the Speedy Catherine and Rejoicing the Alamedans* Yesterday afternoon the Encinals' pen nant, with its single blue star, flew in triumph over th<* bay when the gallant little sloop Fawn plunged to the finish, winning the Perpetual Challenge Gup and the race of '96. It was a great contest and all Alameda— conservative Alameda, which affects cricket, tennis and salt-water baths — came down on the narrow-gauge mole to see their club yacht defend tbe prize, which was first brought home by the El Sueno last year. They were hopeful when the graceful craft bounded across the line like the fleet animal of her name, sure of victory when she flew like a white cloud down the triangle course, and they howled in the maddest, merriest manner when the cup-defender came home 6 minutes and 19 seconds ahead of her rival. The sloop Catherine, by which the San Francisco Club expected to pull in the prize and the race, worked well in first stretch, but failed at the Blossom Rock stake, and never made up for the error. On the other hand, the Fawn's work was faultless and she sailed on, putting the water and the minutes between herself and the other yacht from stake to stake. The Fawn being 26.72 feet in length to the Catherine's 25.90 the latter boat was given a time allowance of 1 minute 36 sec onds, and as the San Franciscan started 4 minutes 26 seconds behind her competitor she baa a total allowance in her favor for the race of 6 minutes 2 seconds. The course was from the narrow-gauge mole to Blossom Rock stakeboat, thence south past a stake off Mission Rock to a third stakeDoat off Hunters Point back to the Mission Rock s take and across the bay to the starting point. The Fawn was sailed by Captain James T. Rosseter, Edward Holmes, George Dillman, J. A. Landsberger and L. Ward. , wrote Chairman Curtz, of the Republican State Central Committee, that he does not think it wise to depart from his determi nation to make no political speeches out side of Canton. Major McKinley thought too, that the trio of distinguished speakers secured for the occasion needed no rein forcement. It seemed fitting to him that in a campaign in which money is an issue of vast importance, that two men who have made financial speeches a specialty, should be asked to open tbe discussion, and that so brilliant a speaker on all Re publican issues as Foraker should co operate with them. The selection of Sher man and Woodford at this time to discuss the currency means that the Republicans have determined to open up a heavy fire all along the line of the advocates of free silver. It was almost 2:30 when Messrs. Sher man, Foraker, Woodford and Bushnell drove up to the big tent on Broad street, where more than 10,000 people were as sembled. The tent was brightly decorated. \Vn--n the speakers entered there was loud cheering. Governor Bushnell presided at the meet ing and after some pleasant words of wel come, introduced Senator Sherman. The greeting which the Senator received was most cordial, and when a moment later he On board the Catherine were Captain W. L. Sutherland, A. Sutherland. Peter Church, Dr. Hill, G. Meniffee and Harry Doe. The racing committees vrhich fol lowed the yachts aboard of the tug Sea Queen were Commodore J. W. Pew, referee; C. B. Hill of the San Francisco and C. L. Tisdale of the Encinals, timers. Commodore C. C. Bruce of the California Yacht Club sailed on the Fawn as the representative of the San Francisco club, and Henry Landsberger on the Catherine in a like capacity for the Encinals. A large number of yachts and launches of all colors followed the two fleet spoon hulls. The Fawn took the middle-bay course toward Blossom Rock, while her rival sought the slack water under the western shore of G at Island. The idea was to escape the strong, in flowing tide and the maneuver was an excellent one. However, she Jost a few seconds by being obliged to tack twice away from the island, but her crowning misfortune occurred as she neared the stakeboat. She was drawing toward the turn when up went the gafftopsail. It flapped and wrinkled like a flag and fira/ged the ''loop to leeward like a tow line. Sutherland tried to hold her up to her work, but it was no use, and the flatter ing thing aioft killed her. In the mean time the Fawn came up and rounded the stake nicely and squared away before the twenty-h've-mile breeze with mainsail, gafftopsail jib and balloon jib swelling outward in hard, beautiful curves of canvas. The Catherine held on to her worse than useless gafftopsail, and finally worked far enough to the northward of the stake boat for a turn, and came about. Tbe effort resulted in another failure, for that everlasting sail kept on its wrinkling and the vessel dragged to leeward of the stake. commenced 'his speech with a eulogy of Major McKinley, the audience cheered lustily. His speech, and all the others as well, commanded the closest attention of the audience. The feeling among Repub licans to-night is that the first great and effective battery has been opened upoa the enemy's lines, and the chairman of the committee st»ys to-day's meeting i« to be followed up by county meetings all over trie State and that in twenty days there will be a decided anu palpable change in the uttiturt' ;' silver men in this State; thea th * of their propa ganda will be decisively checked. Senator Sherman occupied about forty five minutes in reading his speech. He said: Mr. Chairman and Fellow-Citizens: A citi zen of Ohio has been selected by the Republi can National Convention as the candidate for President of the United States, and we are here to ratify and support his nomination. I We take pride in William McKinley, not only for the honor conferred upon Ohio by the con vention, but because we know him to be fitted for that great office. We know that since his boyhood his life has been pure and stainless, that as a soldier in the Union army he was brave ami loyal; that as a member of Congress for many years he exhibited tje highest men tal traits and rendered great services to his country, and that as Governor of Ohio he proved his capacity to perform difficult execu Another tack and another attempt got her around the turn, and she started toward the south, with the Fawn showing her fleet heels far down the stretch, and 7 minutes 3 seconds ahead. Both vessels flew all their light sails, ex cept spinnaker, making a beautiful run along the water front, and the other yachts crowding around. The big Emer ald, loaded with Alamedans, tore along after the Fawn, her people hooting loudly for their cup-defender every fathom she sailed. The Fawn turned the Hunters Point stake 9 minutes 32 seconds ahead, show ing that the Catherine had lost 2 minutes and 29 seconds ruuuing almost dead be fore the wind. The Encinai snatched in her balloon as she whirled in the turn and started back to Mission Rock under mainsail, jib and gafftopsail close hauled. It was thought that the Catherine would make up her lost time on the wind and possibly bring the cup from over the bay. The Fawn failed to make the Mission stake, though stie lay close to the wind, and had to make a short lug to windward. She then paid off so near the stakeboat's bowsprit that the Encinal sympathizers aboard the fol lowiner craft held their breaths. To touch the stake would have lost, but Captain Rossi ter hauled in his main boom to clear the other vessel, and then, as he filled away for the home-run, spread his spinnaker. It wns a handsome spectacle, the dainty sloop going free with her white billows of cloth wing and wing, her clean heels aspring over the bay. Tlie Catherine also crowded on her sail, but she could not catch the Encinal de fender with the appropriate name. Be tween Hur.ters Point stake and home she lost 2 minutes 49 seconds more, and when she crossed the line she lost the Perpetual Challenge Cup by 6 minutes and 19 seconds, corrected time. tive duties. And he had the higher claim upon us that during all his active life he has been a faithful and able Republican, thor oughly in sympathy with the principles of the Republican party. That party, however, does not rest its claims to your confidence merely upon the merits of its candidates, but upon the roundness of its public policy, its meas ures and its alms. It so happens that during the coming Presi dential election there will be submitted to your judgment two questions. Both silver and tariff are vital questions of domestic policy of equal importance, but I propose on Ihis occasion to confine my remarks mainly to what is known as the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 parts of silver to 1 of gold. Gold and silver coins are recognized by nil commercial nations of the world as the best standards of value as the measure of every article of desire, of everything that is bought or sold. These two measures not only measure all other things, but they measure each other. Their relative value constantly changes. Twenty-three yearsago sixteen ounces of silver were worth more than one ounce of gold. Now thirty-one ounces of silver can be bought by one ounce of gold. This fluctuation of value cannot be prevented by law. It is beyond the reach of legislation. It is caused by the changed demand for and the increasing supply of these metals from the mines. In 1792 silver and gold were made the com mon standards of value in the United States at the ratio of 15 to 1, but this was because the actual market value of fifteen ounces of silver was equal to the actual market value of one ounce of gold. At that time neither gold nor silver was found in any considerable quantity in the thirteen States then forming the Union. When the new American coins were issued it was found ttiat the abrased or worn coins of other countries filled the chan nels of circulation and the new and bright dollars of the United States were exported. This led to the discontinuance in 1306, by President Jefferson, of the coinage of the silver dollar, and after that date none were coined for more than thirty years. This order of Jefferson. I suppose, would be called by our Populistic friends "the crime of 1806." In the meantime France ana other countries adopted the ratio of fifteen and a half ounces of silver as the equivalent of one ounce of gold. To avoid this embarrassing change England, in 1816, adopted gold as the single standard in that country and silver as sub sidiary- coin. In 1834, during the administration of Presi dent Jackson and under the leadership of Daniel Webster and Thomas H. Beuton, Con gress adopted the ratio of 16 ounces of silver to 1 of gold by reducing the number of grains in the gold coin. As silver was thus slightly undervalued it was not largely coined. Silver MARSHALL'S BLACKMAIL SUIT John D. Spreekels Files His Answer in That LcISG. A CONSPIRATOR CAME TO GRIEF. Why a Bold Rogue Had Four Teeth Knocked Down His Throat. WOODWORTH'S PISTOL NOT IN TIME TO SAVE HIM. The Whole Vile Story of H. F. Marshall's Dastardly Attempt at Extortion Now Made Public by the Man Who Was Selected as the Victim. The law firm of Del mas & Shortridge yesterday tiled the answer of John D, Bpreckela in the suit of Marshall against Spreckels. Marshall sued Mr. Spreckela for $50,000 damages for hitting him in the mouth with his fist and knocking his front teeth down his throat. Mr. Spreckels was asked last night by a reporter as to the facts of the case. He said he had nothing to add to the matter contained in his answer filed in the court. Whatever ne had done had been done in reply to an attempt to blackmail him, and he had resented it as any other honest man would have done. "When this charge against me came up several months ago I denounced it as absolutely false. It was simply a tissue of lies. When I was attending the National Republican Convention in St. Louis my attention was called to the suit by the editor of the Bacramento Bee, and I denounced the whole story as untrue. My statement wa-» given publicity throupn the columns of the Bee, and everybody who read it understood the animus of the matter." In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the City and Connty ol San Francisco. H. F. Marshall, plaintiff, vs. John D. Spreckels. defendant. No. 55,601. Answer. Comes now the above-named defendant, and answering to the complaint of the above-named plaintiff, Said defendant denies that on the 14th day of April, 1896, at the City an.d County of San Francisco, or at any other lime or place, he, with great or any, force and vio lence, or ai all assaulted and attacked, or assaulted or attacked the plaintiff. Saia detendant avers that at said time and place he had reason to believe, and did in fact believe, the plaintiff had the intent to commit a public offence and felony; that plaintiff did then and there attempt to commit a felony, and that he assaulted defendant. Said defendant admits that, thereupon, he struck the plaintiff, and avers that he used only neessary force to protect and defend himself from wrongful injury then, impending anil threatened by the plaintiff. Said defendant denies that he violently and brutally struck the plaintiff, or that he brutally struck the plaintiff, or that he struck him any more violently, or witn any greater force than was necessary to resist the plaintiff's then present attempt to com* mit a public offence and a felony. As to the allegations in the said complaint to the effectthat the defendant beat the plaintiff, breaking his teeth and cutting the skin of his face, the defendant has no in formation or belief upon the subject sufficient to enable him to answer thereto, and placing his denial upon that ground, denies that plaintiff's teeth were broken or that the skin of his face or any other portion of his body was cut by defendant. Said defendant denies that he did kick plaintiff with great or any force in tha back or in any other part or parts of the body, or at all. 11. Said defendant denies that he attacked plaintiff, and denies that his striking plain* could be coined In France at the ratio of \b\4 to 1, and the owner of silver bullion could send It to France and have it converted into coin at that ratio, thus receiving about 3 per rent more for his bullion than if coined at the American ratio of 16 to 1. Gold became the only American coin in circulation, and the avowed purpose of the passage of the law of 1834 was to make gold the standard. This • was declared by the committee of the House of Representatives who had charge of the bill, who said in their report: "The committee thinks that the desideratum in the monetary system is a standard of uni form value. It cannot ascertain that both metals have ever circulated simultaneously, concurrently and indiscriminately In any country where there are banks or money dealers, and the conviction Is entertained that the nearest approach to an invariable standard is its establishment in one metal, which metal j shall compose exclusively the currency for large payments." This law, heartily approved by Andrew Jackson, would now be called the "crime of 1834." In 1853, upon the reDort of Senator Hunter, when Pierce was President, and when all branches of the Government were under Democratic control, Congress reduced the quantity of silver in fractional coins (naif dimes, dimes, quarters and half dollars), more than 6 per cent, directed the purchase of the silver for their coinage on Government ac count, abolished the law foi their free coinage, and made them a legal tender for $5 only, leaving gold still practically the only full legal tender United States coin. At this time the silver dollar, which had disappeared from the current coins oi the United State', was practi cally ana purposely demonetized. This, I suppose, would now be called the "crime of 1853." Silver was practically demonetized by this act and the act of 1834. It is certain that from 1801, when Mr. Jef ferson became President, to the close of Buchanan's administration in 1861, the Dem ocratic party was a gold party, opposed to sil ver and all forms of paper money. When the Republican party came into power in 1861 by the election of Mr. Lincoln it had to face a formidable rebellion. Gold and silver were alike banished from circulation and irredeem able paper money of all denominations, from 10 cents to $1000, was substituted in place of coin. When the war was over the Republican party sought to restore si>ecie payments as soon as practicable. 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