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Democratic Members of Con
gress Issue a Manifesto.
Declare the Money Question Will He tlie
Issue in 1890— I'i'ge Free ami Vnlimited
Coinage at 115 to 1 as the Only Solution of
the Financial Problem—Proceedings In
Congress—Deficiency IÏ1I1 Passed.
Washington *, March 2.—The Demo- J
cratic silver manifesto, which has been !
the chief topic of talk on that side of the
house for a few days, was made public
Friday. While it has been generally
circulated for the consideration of mem
bers, there was no attempt to secure
signatures until a late hour, because the
prime movers in the matter were unde
cided whether to call a caucus for dis
cussion of the matter or to secure signa
tures or issue directly to the public. In
consideration of the short time left and
the pressure of business, it was de
termined not to have a conference. Rep
resentative members from 13 states
signed the declaration at the instance of
Mr. Bryan of Nebraska, but the canvass
is so far very incomplete and the list of
signers will not be made public until it
is complete. The paper is as follows:
To the Democrats el' the United States:
We, the undersigned Democrats, present
for your consideration the following state
ment :
We believe that the establishment of
gold as the only monetary standard, and
the elimination of silver as a full legal
tender money will increase the purchasing
power of each dollar, add to the burden of
all debts, decrease the market value of all
other forms of property, continue and in
tensify business depression and finally re
duce the majority of the people to finan
cial bondage.
We believe no party can hope for endur
ing success in the United States so long as
it advocates a single gold standard, and
that the advocacy of such a financial
policy would be especially so to a party
which, like the Democratic party, de
rives its voting strength from those who
may without reproach he called the com
mon people, and we point to the over
whelming defeat of the party in 1SSM, to
the opposition aroused by t he veto of the
seigniorage bill and to the still more unan
imous protest against the issue of gold
bonds, as proof that the Democratic party
cannot be brought to the support of the
gold standard policy.
Paramount Issue In 1800.
We believe that the money question will
be the paramount issue in 181«», and will
so remain until it is settled by the intelli
gence and patriotism of the American
We believe a large majority of the Dem
ocrats of the United States favor bimetal
lism and realize it can only be secured by
the restoration of the free and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at the present
ratio, and we assert that the majority has
and should exert the right to control the
policy of the party and retain the party
We believe it is the duty of the majority
nnd within their power to take charge of
the party organization and make the Dem
ocratic party an effective instrument in
the accomplishment of needed reforms. It
is not necessary that Democrats should
surrender their convictions on other ques
tions in order to take an active part in the
settlement of the question which at this
time surpasses all others in importance.
We believe that the rank and file of the
party should at once assert themselves in
the Democratic party and place it on
record in favor of the immediate restora
tion of the free and unlimited coinage of
Kold and silver at the present legal ratio
of 16 to 1. as such coinage existed prior to
1873, without waiting for the aid or con
sent of any other nation, such gold and
silver coin to be a full legal tender for all
debts, public and private.
We urge all Democrats who favor the
financial policy above set forth to associ
ate themselves together and impress their
views upon the party organization; we
urge all newspapers in harmony with the
above financial policy to place it at the
bead of the editorial column and assist in
the immediate restoration of bimetallism.
Caused by the ltering Sea Differences Being'
Drought I p Again.
Washington , March 2.—The Bering
sea differences provoked an animated
debate in the senate Friday. Mr. Cock
rell had offered an amendment to the
pending deficiency bill, appropriating
$50,000 for the expenses of another
committee of arbitration to adjust the
claims of Canadian sealers seized by the
United States. It was in line with the
«nggestions of a letter just received
from Secretary Gresham. Mr. Sher
man opposed this second arbitration,
saying it was dishonorable and unwise;
that the United States had not paid
these claims through the compromise of
$425,030 heretofore urged. Mr. Sher
man predicted much trouble as a result
of reopening this controversy.
Mr. Morgan, who was one of the
United States commissioners of arbi
tration, declared the payment of $425,
000 would be a disgrace to the United
States and to the administration. Tha
contest was so effective that Mr. Cock
rell withdrew his proposition. The de
ficiency bill was kept steadily before the
senate throughout the day and passed
after a struggle of three hours. The
claims of California, Oregon and Ne
vada against the government aggregat
ing $0,000,000 was passed without the
formality of a yea and nay vote. The
Appropriation of $1,809,000 to the South
ßrn Pacific railroad and another of about
$1,000,000 for French spodation claims
and war claims were also passed.
Eulogies were pronounced on the late
Representative Lisle 'Ky.).
Inspection of Soldiers' Unmet.
Washington , March 2.— A report of
the inspection of the several branches of
the national home for disabled volunteer
soldiers, made by Genend J. C. Breck
inridge, inspector general of the army,
has been sent to congress. The duty of
inspecting the several branches of the
home related to over 15,090 men, and
disbursements amounting to $4,758,173.
There is probably nothing, the report
says which more deserves consideration
than the 'somfortable housing of "* •
soldiers. E^ir to secure the speediest
relief for these feeble and worthy men
in time for them to profit by it deserves
the most serious consideration. Every
where, the report says, there was talk of
the unprecedented pressure for admission
to the home.
A Question Slaking Mitch Noise.
A discussion is raging in Erie over a
question propounded by a schoolteacher
to her class, "If a tree located in a for
est should fall and no one should see it,
would it make a noise?" The question
lias created much discussion among the
pupils to whom it was presented, and it
has spread into older and wider circles.
The debate turns upon the theory that
sound exists only in the ear, and that
there can be no sound where there is no
ear to receive and respond to the atmos
pheric waves.—Oil City Blizzard.
Each Had a Dog.
The elevator in the Victoria hotel
lifted the following load the other day:
Mrs. Kendal, Mrs. Kendal's dog and
Mr. Kendal, Miss Sibyl Sanderson, Miss
Sibyl Sanderson's dog and her fiance,
Antonio Terry, Mrs. Langtry and Mrs.
Langtry's pup. No wonder the coun
try's going to the demnition bowwows.
— New York Letter.
Pistol Practice In Texas.
"We have 15,010 mutilated and worn
silver dollars in our vault," said a sub
treasury official at St. Louis. "Wo also
have over 500,000 half dollar, quarter and
dime pieces which have become too thin
for use. It is a curious thing, that the
mutilated dollars which we received from
Texas are deeply Indented. This Is a re
sult of the target practice in Texas. The
crack shots down there think that a silver
d dlar is the best kind of a mar k."
Hears With His Month.
A boy whose mouth is wonderful, in
that it does the double service of tasting
and hearing, was in San Antonio today.
His name is John Mihand, and his home
is at Sabinal. He was born ten years
ago. Both ears were closed at birth,
and they have never been of service to
him. But by a remarkable freak of na
ture his mouth has done what his ears
ought, to have done, and ho is not in
commoded in the slightest. Several local
doctors examined and tested the powers
of the mouth and pronounced tho caso
a phenomenon without a parallel.—San
Antonio (Tex. ) Dispatch.
Our Actors.
It is a remarkable fact that most of
tho so called Irish comedians in this
country are Americans, and most of tho
English actors are Irish.—New Orleans
The Story of the "Blanket of Flowers" on
Mrs. Astor's Grave an Invention.
Mavy womc u have visited Trinity
cemetery, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth
street and Amsterdam avenue, in the
past few days to see tho marvelous
"blanket of flowers" which was said to
"cover the casket" of Airs. William
Waldorf Astor, and which was to be
"renewed every morning for a year" by
Mr. Astor's order. Mrs. Astor was bur
ied on Jan. 9, not in a vault, but in a
grave, in the northwestern corner of
the Astor plot. On the day of the funeral
the mound of earth was covered with
pine boughs. The evergreens have not
been removed, r.nd except at one corner,
which has been uncovered by inquisitive
visitors, the grass is covered with snow.
The laborers in tho cemetery have swept
a path through the burial plot, and
about the grave a path has been trodden
by men and women.
Tho cemetery employees have grown
very tired of having their word doubted
by women who inquire the way to the
Astor vault and the blanket of flowers
on the coffin. No flowers at all have
been placed on the grave, and they can
see for themselves that none can be put
on tho casket. So the women insist that
the coffin is not in the grave, but in the
vault of John Jacob Astor, and they ask
to have the vault opened, so thr.i they
can see this wonderful covering. Al
though the man explains to them how
impossible 'and useless it would be to
comply with their requests, they de
part unsatisfied and doubting his word.
Tho old gatekeeper, who has been
employed about tho cemetery 22 years,
has to bear tho brunt of their inquiries
and disappointments. lie said that tho
other evening, just as he was closing the
gates, two women begged for admit
tance, saying that they had come all the
way from East New York to see the
flowers and would not go home unsatis
fied. Some come from other states, and
two came from what seemed to him the
antipodes—Staten Island.
All this annoyance and disappoint
ment is due to Joseüli Fleischman, a
florist, of Broadway. On the morning
of t he funeral he told the reporters that j
he had the contract to supply fresh flow
ers every day for a year for the grave.
For this he was to receive $100 a day,
he said, and in all he would receive
$40,000 from Mr. Astor. On the day
after tie funeral Mr. Fleischman sent
to the newspaper offices a typewritten
story of the alleged contract given to
him by Mr. Astor. He was, he said, to
furnish 4,000 fresh lilies of the valley
and 4,000 violets each day. He repeat
ed the statement yesterday to a reporter
of The Sun, and then, being confronted
with the facts, admitted that he had in
vented the whole story.
Superintendent Otto Meurer of the
cemetery and his brother Albert, who is
sexton of Trinity church chapel and had
charge of the funeral, say that no such
order for flowers was given by Mr. As
tor to anybody.—New York Sun.
Professor Drasche's Criticism Unfavorable
to the New Diphtheria Remedy.
The physicians of two or three Euro
pean capitals are beginning to find seri
ous drawbacks to tho use of the new
remedy for diphtheria. The subject was
carefully discussed at the Medical soci
ety in Vienna this week. Professor
Drasche's criticism was unfavorable to
the new method, owing to the effects
which he had observed in 30 cases. He
found that injections of Behring's anti
toxine serum affectod the kidneys seri
ously. This observation was corroborated
by other doctors. They said that in the
presence of this fact it could no longer
be believed that the injection had no in
jurious effects. It could not be a matter
of indifference that a patient who was
recovering from a dangerous illness
should be subjected, through this rem
edy, to a further serious malady.
Up to the present time, for observa
tions have been much too short to per
mit a final decision as to the value of
the treatment, it is clear that its appli
cation should be limited. With regard
to the statistics which were supposed to
prove its success Professor Dräsche said
that in diphtheria, bare figures were no
evidence.—London Letter.
The "New Woman."
The trare "new woman" scorns to sigh
And count it such a grievous thing
That year on year should hurry by
And no gay suitor ljring.
In labor's ranks she takes her place,
With skillful hands and cultured mind,
Not always foremost in the race,
But never far behind.
And not less lightly fall her feet
Because they tread the busy ways.
She is no whit less fair and sweet
Than maids of olden days
Who, gowned in samite or brocade,
Looked charming in their dainty guise,
But dwelt liko violets in the shade,
With shy, half opened eyes.
Of life she takes a clearer view
And through the press serenely moves
Unfettered, free, with judgment true,
Avoiding narrow grooves.
She reasons, and she understands,
And sometimes 'tis her joy and crown
To lift with strong yet tender hands
The burdens men lay down.
—E. Matheson.
A Sail on the Clouds.
There's a beautiful cloud fleet passing by,
With white sails all unfurled.
Let's take a sail o'er the blue expanse
And visit the mystery world.
We'll sail and sail o'er the spacious sea,
With the pilot Breeze to steer,
And never come back to the earthland sweet
For a day and a month and a year.
We'll visit the place where the little dame
Plucks wool from the fleecy clouds
And weaves it into the snow white robes
That are sent for the winter shrouds.
We'll sail to the west when the day is done
And watch while the artist's hand
Is painting the glow in the sunset sky
With gorgeous colors and grand.
And we'll see how he fills his treasure jars
With pigments of brilliant dye,
Where red and yellow and crimson tints
With the royal colors vie.
For these he must use when the harvest moon
Looks down on the ripened sheaves
And the time has come to brighten the earth
By painting tho forest leaves.
We'll watch the sun as his chariot rolls
Far down the horizon's rim.
And he carries the beautiful day along,
And earthland is growing dim.
Then we'll sail to the north, where the Major
Is holding his dipper of rain,
And we'll listen to hear how the flowers laugh
As he empties it over the plain.
We'll explore the place where the comet
And brushes her hair of gold,
Or plays coquette with the polar star,
Or dances with meteors bold.
Then we'll skim the cream from the Milky
And make us a choice repast
And lay us to sleep upon downy beds
And dream while the night shall last.
Then waking we'll sail to the reddening east,
Where morning comes in at the gate,
And watch the sun with his prancing steeds
Ride up to the door in state.
Then again o'er the boundless blue we'll float,
Far off in the ether clear,
And never come back to the earthland sweet
For a day and a month and a year.
—Mary L. Wyatt.
Our Lady of Oblivion.
The weak, the weary and the desolate,
Tho poor, the mean, the outcast, the op
All trodden down beneath the march of fate.
Thou gatherest, loving sister, to thy breast.
Soothing their pain nnd weariness asleep,
Then in thy hidden dreamland hushed and deep
Dost lay them, shrouded in eternal rest.
—James Thompson.
Justice, when equal scales she holds, is blind;
Not cruelty nor mercy change her mind.
When some escape for that which others die,
Mercy to those, to these is cruelty.
—Sir J. Denham.
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Our facilities for giving our customers its best and most
goods for the money are unequalled in Montana;
G. T. PAUL, Manager.
Dillon, Montana.
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Warranted to Keep in Any Climate
Ordeis, for Keg and Bottled Beer Prompily Attended lo.
Prices to suit the times
R. O. H ickman.
■, Staple and Fancy.
Tobaccos, Cigars,
Brandies, Imported,
and California
We keep nothing but
the Best
We buy strictly for
cash, and will
not be undersold
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Spring Wagons
Harrows, Barbed
Wire, Etc.
—Agents for the—
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Sporting and
Blasting Powder,
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