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MAYSVJXIiE, KY., FRIDAY, JULY 2G, 1895.
X UMBER SOS.
The Debate Again Resumed at
the Illinois Club.
COINAGE WAS FIRST DISCUSSED.
Then Follows a Discussion on tlio Expense
of Mining liotli Gold and Silver 1'rices
of Gold on a Grain llasls Need of Na
tional Hanks Adjournment Taken Until
Chicago, July 20. The Horr-Harvoy
ilver dispute was coutinued yesterday
afternoon iu the Illinois club under
ubout the usual conditions.
Mr. Horr opened the discussion by
saying that the 412 1-2 grain silver dol
lars coined between the years 1855 nud
1873 wore all coined at tho Philadelphia
mint and from foreign 6ilver coins
which had accumulated in the treasury
under an act of congress which made
them receivable, but did not permit
them to bo paid out again,
Mr. Harvey in rep leuied the state
ment and declared that he could prove
it. Mr. Harvey thon resumed tho dis
cussion of the question of primary and
credit monay. The amount of gold in
the United States was estimated at
from $400,000,000 to $600,000,000, and of
credit money about $1,000,000,000. This
was too much credit money ho said and
accounted for the country's financial de
rangement. Mr. Harvey, referriug back to the sil
ver coinage between 1S58 and 1873, said
that the silver coined at Philadelphia
was coined into subsidiary money, not
dollars. He added that the premium
on Silver was a premium at London,
ulid that transportation charges would
more than eat that up; so the bullion
owners in this country would take it to
the mints for coinage.
Taking into consideration bank cred
its and checks, and the amount of
rhonfey iii circulation, the normal
amount of money necessary for
the transaction of the business of the
country, continued Mr. Hurvey, was
tf4, 800,000.000. Of this one-third only
was m money and the rest was bor
rowed. The inference was plain: The
normal am ant of money which we
should have was fl.800,000,000. As
matters now stand, he said that tho
banks were lending and getting interest
on two dollars for every dollar in circu
lation. Air. Horr said that the questiou
whether the banks were a curse to the
country would be discuhsod in its proper
place, and Mr. Harvey would probably
do disgusted with himself when it was
done, for having brought the matter up.
Returning to his discussion, Mr. Horr
sa:d that statistics showed that 122
manufacturou articles had depreciated
iu value since 1S79, an average of 7 per
cent; silver had depreciated 50 per cent.
Some other articles hud depreciated as
much, owing to special conditions, Tak
ing up the statement in Mr. Harvey's
book, that it had cost $2 per ounce to
produce the silver in tho United States,
Mr. Horr characterized it as nonsense.
He produced statistics of different
mines collected by M. L. Sndder, show
ing that one mine had produced at 13
cents per ounce; another at 24 cents,
Tho silvor niiUers would not have con
tinued to miue silver at a cost of $2 per
ounce when the product was worth only
Mr. Harvey, in turn, said that what
Air. Horr had said about tho cost of pro
ducing silver ho could have said with
mucii more 'orco with regard to gold.
Silver was only produced from quartz,
most of the gold was produced from
placer mines. It cost less, dollar for
dollar, to produce gold thau silver. Ho
read from a book by Alexaudor Del Mar,
an opinion that, pound for pound, it
cost more to produce silver than gold,
or dollar for dollar,, 10 to 1. Why did
men continue to miuo silver at a loss?
Why did ineu gamble on tho board of
trade where a large majority lost ? It
was the gambling instinct implanted iu
the human breast.
Another thing: Aluch of the pilyor
produced was produced in conjunction
with gold mining, itnd a large propor
tion of the silver production was tho re
sult of attempts to develop mines
which proved lailures in the end, and
losers were disposing of their output to
try to sa,ve something from tho wreck.
There were, ho declared, only three or
four silver mines iu operation in tho
country and tlioy were having a pre
carious existence, liable to close any
Mi Harvey thon denounced Air.
Soudder as the tool pf the banking in
terests, sont out to the silver country to
defamo his nation.
Air. Horr declared that tho statement
that it cost more to produce a pound of
silver thau a pound of gold was not
truo and had not been truo for a great
many thousand years. It was truo, ho
said, as measured in human toil, both
gold and silver had depreciated in
value; but silver had depreciated much
faster than gold. Mr. Horr thon pro
gented statistics for i series of years iu
substantiation of the depreciation of
gold, showing tho prices for agricul
tural products aud the wages of labor.
Air. Harvey took up the subjeot and
proceeded to argue that advauces in the
price of grain under a gold basis in the
years quoted had resultod oither from
short crops or iu tho increased demand
brought ab6nt by finding no uos for it.
Air. Harvey said the banks should gv
ont of the gpverjmieut business iustead
tif the government going out of the
banking busiuess. ,
"Le't the ba.iiks bo bunks of deposit
M(d discount, and not makers ptpioney,.,
TheyaTe making it now with ban
credit and Von are -p&yn&;tbm iu'terdat
6H?. ThW kriSuffie'ut that confident
and not money rs an tnat is wanted .i
made by a greenbacker would be ridi
culed by those sauie men. Confident
won't buy anything, it will get a man
in debt to a banker, that is all. Yin,
might as well talk ubout doing without
air and water as talk about doing with
out money. There is no condition of
civilization that you can imagine by
which you can be a part of that civiliza
tion and yet do without money. Ana
by legislation in 1873 it has been en
hanced in exchangeable value witn your
property. That is the crucial point in
this financial discussion.
"A man loaning money in 1S72 that
1,000 bushels of wheat would have paid,
you must now give him 2,000 bushel of
wheat to pay that debt. The men who
owu bonds payable in money and se
curities, payable in money aggregating
more than all tho assessed valuation oi
tho property in the United States, have
legislated so as to enhance tho value of
their property until you have got to
give up twice as much to them when
they come to buy your property as they
give up to you when you go with your
Hard earnings, with tho product of your
term and your field, to buv their prop
arty." Air. Horr Now, I want to call the
attention of my friend to the fact that
he can not get at how larmers are doing
simply by selecting one article which
happens to be cheap.
Air. Harvey I want to ask you right
here, before these people, to answer my
argument made just before I sat down.
Air. Horr I am going to do it if you
will wait and keep still, that is what I
am up hero for now. The very lust
thing ho said was in reference to the
fact that a former had to give twice as
much wheat to pay his debt as he did
before the demonetization of silver.
What ails you ? That is tho very thing
I am speaking ubout. Now, I was
stating that he can not possibly find out
the facts iu reference to the farmer
simply by taking one article, and that
the lowest ue you cau rind. Now, I
will call your attention to a confirma
tion of the figures, which I have here
"Those ngures show that prices for
farm products all taken together, you
know have not declined. Here in the
Unite-1 States, comparing the present
values to thuse of 20 yeurs ago, I find
my confirmation in an analysis of na
tional wealth by the great statistical
authority, Air. Alulhall, so often quoted
by Air. Harvey, In the June North
American Review, Air. Mulhall says
that the average yearly accumulation of
the agricultural workers, per capita, of
the United States, was for tho decade
1801 tJ 1S70, 517.90 each."
Mr. Harvey Will you pardon mo
Air. Horr Don't bother me. For the
decale 1870 and 18S0, JJ47.10 per capita,
and for the aeeade 1881 to 1890, .-$41.50
per capita. Here is an ability on tho
part of the farmers of this country to
save in the last census decade nearly
three times as great aa in the decado be
fore tho silvir legislation, 1873.
Air. Harv .y Did not you have that
written beforo you left New York? He
says that we have increased in wealth.
Nobody disputes that. The United
States has not only been a workshop in
producing wealth, but it has been a
sweatshop. It has been producing
wealth, but have the men who produced
that wealth got wealth 1 Tho rich men
are controlling the legislation of Amer
ica and the old world, and there is u i
piuu by which Europeun civilization
cau riso from nuder it; and when we
have passed four or eight years further
along there will be no way for us to riso
from under it. We are making in the
United States today the last stand of
freedom in the civilization of the
The auswering of questions oconpied
much of tho remainder of tho day, the
debate finally being adjourned ut Mr.
Horr's request till Saturday at 1 p. m.
STATEMENT OF A MURDERESS.
Shu Acknowledges Her Crime and Impli
cate Three Others.
Bariioukville, Ky., July 20. Rosa
Gordon, who murdered the two women
near Corbin, Ky., iu a confession im
plicates three men who, she claims',
were at hoc house at the time of th
crime and held Mary Southerland and
Alelvssa Brown, her victims, while she
disemboweled them. Warrants have
beeu issued for tho arrest of the alleged
accomplices aud the three will likely be
brought hero. AInch excitement pro
vails over tho affair.
Tho Times representative secured a
short interview with thp prisoner, in
which she spoko of tho necessary self
dofeuse. She is a small, bright appear
ing girl of about 19, with keen brown
eyes and short, curly brown hair, thick
ly clnstorod about her head. When
asked concerning the crime, she very
composedly told tho whole story and
how it originated over some callers at
the house where tho girls lived. Miss
Gordon expvessod herself as very sorry
for the occurrence, but seemed not to
fear iu tho least tho result of a trial.
The graud ."mry will ut once consider
her case, and n fiunl trial will follow as
soon as tho court can reach an indict
meut. totter Currier "Spotted."
Washington, July 20. Tho work of
tho postofttce inspectors who havo been
"spotting" the letter carriers in tho fir
delivery offices throughout tho country
continues to bear fruit. First Assistant
Postmaster General Jones has sent or
ders to the postmasters at Indianapolis.
Toledo and Syracuse to suspend or dis
charge a uunibor of their carriers on
charges of loafing and intemperance.
ClauksVjlle, Touu., July 20.
Lightning struck tho barnof L. O. At
kins, a planter, living near Port Royal,
.15 miles from hero, and set the build
ing, ,pn fire, wh,ich, was entirely cop
sumedj.also a lmrgQ lot of implements,
etc. ' No insurance.
MRS. COBBERS' DEATH
It Is Traceable to the Insur
ance Swindler, Holmes.
MORE DAMAGING EVIDENCE.
Tell-Tnlo Lttrrs That Have Jnut Boon
Discovered It Is llelleved That Ho
Unded tho Llfo of Kate Durky- Still An
other Olrl Said to Ito Ono or lilt Victims.
Detective Working on tho Case.
Chicago, July 20. Aloro proof was
found yesterday that Julia L. Conner is
dead and that she was mado way with
by H. H. Holmes. It was learned tlmt she
disappeared before Juno 9, 1892 an
important .factor in the search for her.
As late as November, 1892, Holmes, as
shown by letters which have beeu
fouud. was writing he: parents as to her
whereabouts and stating that she had
gone to St. Louis. But ou Juno 5, 1S2.
he wrote to her brother-in-law, Ira Ya
tis, of 320 Wardobe avenue, Waukesha,
Wis., giving him a fictitious address as
to her whereabouts in St. Louis.
Yantis wrote back to Holmes on June
9, and this letter was found yesterday.
At that time Yantis had no suspicion
that Holmes hid made away with his
sister-in-law, and supposed him to be
her friend. This letter was written
three weeks before the one iu which I.
L. Conner accused Holmes of breaking
faith with h.m. Tho latter letter refers
to his daurhter Pearl. Froth this it
would appear that Airs. Conner was
killed first and tho child afterward.
What promised to be an important
clew was discovered by one of the irnm
employed searching tho basement of the
Sixty-third street house. This was a
letter addressed to one of the occupants
to the apartmeuts adjoining the drug
store. It was dated at the Philadelphia
prison Alay 1, 1895. The letter was
signed "Hi H. Howard," which name
is ah alias assumed by Holmes, and
asks the person to whom it was :uldres.;l
if the Quinlans still lived iu the riats.
The writer is also solioitious aoout
the condition of certain partition which
the police have not yet located aud ascs
if the ghosts of the Williams sisters had
been seen in the neighborhood.
The letter was turned over to Offi
cer Norton, who declined to give any
information concerning it or the- person
to whom it was addressed. It is said
that Holmes in writing took an opti
mistic view rf his situatiou and declares
he would bo of trouble.
Late yesterday two well dressed
women called on Chief Badenoch a"d
told him that a 10-year-old girl, the
daughter of wealthy and respectable
parents, had become acquainted wlrli
Holmes duriug the fall of 1893 aud
afterward disappeared. Whore she
went or what become of her, has nevr
been ascertained, and her parents,
though clinging to the hopes tlmt she is
still alive, fear that she isdea-l.
Until tne recent leveaiments iJ
Holmes' life were published m the Chi
cago newspapers they did not connect
their daughter's disappearance with
him, but uow that the searchlight of in
vestigation has been turned upon the
man and his horrid crimes exposed they
aro certain that their daughter was one
of the victims.
The two men furnished Chief Bado
uoch with the girl's name aud the ad
dress of her parents, aud tho chief will
investigate their story. Until he has
fully corroborated it, however, he says
he will not disclose tho girl's name.
The most important discovery made
yesterday at the Central station was the
disclosure" of tho identity of tho express
man who ie supposed to have done the
trucking for Holmes. He lives iu the
neighborhood, and pending his exam
ination the department refuses to reveal
his name. It is claimed this man was
accustomed to visit the fiat late at night
or very early in the morning. This was
at a time when Holmes' troubles were
the worst' and he was dividing time be
tween causing women to disappear and
dodging all manner of creditors.
fcjGeorge W. Harris, alias B. A. Ziogel,
was arrested last night under suspicion
of being a confederate of H. H. Holmes
in his insurance swindles. Harris was
closely questioned, as to his acquaint
ance and business relations with
Holmes, but he stoutly denied having
any complicity iu Holmes' misdeeds.
Harris has passed uiidei a string of
aliases, having been also known as B.
A. Simpkius and Alfred H. Post. Ho
was chief promoter in the Taylor addi
tion first mortgage swindlos in St. Paul,
which caught many Chicago people.
William H. Privines said last night:
"In 1894 I replovined some furniture
which Harris got from me by pretend
ing he purchased, uud iu a bureau I
fouud a lot of letters bearing on insur
ance schomos aud mortgage swindles of
various kinds. They were signed by
H. H. Holmes, H. H. H. and H. Al.
Howell. I have lost tho letters and
don't know whero they are."
Much importance is attached to the
arrest of Harris as it is belioved by the
pelico and the detective agency which
now lias him in charge that if they cau
run down people who were associated
with Holme i in his insurance swindle.,
they will fiud thoso who can tell of the
murders which it is supposed Holmes
Twelve I'olo Hirer Overflown.
Huntington, W. Va., July 20. Re
ports from tho Upper Twelye Polo val
ley are to tho effect that tho Twelve
Polo river wf.s the ftighest laBt midnight
ever known at' head waters. There
Wtt3 a continual raiu for 80 hours and
the banks., were, all overflown. An
enormous loss will be suffpred.by farm
ers, as eiitit'e fioIdH of growing crops
were swept awav
HE DIED GAME.
William Taylor Executed In tho I'enltcn
tlury ut Columbus.
Colujibus, O., July 20. William
Taylor, colored, was executed shortly
after midnight iu tho annex of the Ohio
penitentiary for tho murder of Isaac
Yoakam, an aged farmer of Franklin
county. Ho died game. When War
den James read tho death warrant to
him, the murderer laughed and chatted
lightly about it.
On the scaffold the murderer remained
quiet while the officials adjusted tho
uooso. Ho bade his attorney, Air. Jack
son, goodby, but made no othor state
ment. Tho trap was sprung at 12:05.
and ho was pronounced dead in 11 min
utes. His neck was not broken aud he
was convulsivo, dying hard.
Taylor murdered Isaac Yoakam, a?ed
00 years, who lived on a farm 10 miles
north of Columbus. As tho old farmer
was returning from milking cows on the
evoning of Dec. 20 last Taylor,
brained him with a big hickory club and
then robbed him of about $90.
Several I'ersons Seriotuly Affected in. Clark
JefkeesoNviixe, Ind., July 20. It is
a curious fact that thero have uoverbeen
so many cases of poisoning by me.iua of
mercury vines, or poison oak, as it is
also called, as there ha3 been this year.
Whether people have taken to go; us
to the woods aud fields of Sundays more
than formerly, or whether tho poisjn
ous vine is more frequent, is a question,
but at least a dozen of well kno.rn
people aro suffering in various degrees
from contact with the noxious plant,
aud in ono case, that of Airs Joan
Schulz, wife of u well known merchant
tailor, there aro grave fears for the re
covery of the afflicted peivou. ALs.
Schulz's arm, neck, ears and face .ire
involved, and the poison has even af
fected her throat and the inner parts of
the left ear. The lady is suffering in
llrljhter Manufacturing Outlook.
EliWOOD, Iud , July 26. Alanufjc
turing interests here are looking bng.it
er than at any time siuce 1892. On
Alouday the plategiass factory will start
its third furnace, and tho big factory
will then be in operation with l,O')0
employes. Tho two chimney factories
and the bottle plant have sigued tuo
Ecale and will resume operations .A"g.
15. The window glass trade is in better
shape thau it has been for years, aud iu
Sept. 1 tho factory here will start up at
its fullest capacity. The tinplate plant
has completed its extension, and is now
operating with 800 employes. All of
tho lesser industries are running full
baud. Thrlr Second Trial.
Cakroli.ton, Alo., July 20. Tho sec
ond trial of W. P. Taylor and George
E. Taylor for tho horrible murder of the
Aieeks family near Browning, on the
night of Alay 10. 1&94, began here Thurs
day, a jury having been secured. Wlieu
court convened the little room was
crowded to the doors with men and
women, all displaying a curious interest
in the Taylor brothers, who sat beside
their aged father inside the railing.
When the court instructed witnesses to
stand up and be sworn over half the
audience food up. It developod that
thero are 400 witnesses in the case, and
they aro abut equally divided between
the two sides.
Walking For a H'ugor,
AIuncie, Iud., July 20. James Car
ney left Aluncio for Birmiugham, Ala.,
on foot. He is to cover the distance of
900 miles by Aug. 20 on a wager of
$100. Carney is a steelworker. He
was accompanied by Robert Miuouge,
a pedestrian of Troy, N. Y. It will bo
necessary for Carney to walk 40 miles
per day to win the bet. He claims that
lie will win the bet by three days.
I'ununm Trouble Not Serious.
Washington, July 20. The appre
hension of serious trouble on tho Isthmus
of Panama, owing to tho strike of tho
railroad employos, was considerably re
lieved by the receipt of a telegram trom
United States Consul General Vifquain
at Panama stating that the governor of
the province of Panama had assured the
consul general of his ability to maintain
All the lloadft In.
Savannah, July 20. The Savannah
and Atlantic bondholders have accepted
the offer of the Central reorganization
committee. This was the only nad re
maining out of the reoi-ganizatiou
scheme. Bonds were at once deposited.
This closed tho depositing of securities,
but it is believed thoro will be a farther
Abe ltothfiohlld Again.
St. Louis, July 20. Abe Rothschild,
alias Henry Smytho, reached here from
Toronto iu custody. He will bo taken
to Aloberly, Alo., to answer a charge of
forgery. Rothschild is well known
throughout tho oouutry. He was tried
6omo years ago in Jefferson, Tex., for
tho murder of "Diamond Bassio" Alooro.
Lima, O., July 20. Thursday, while
liuemou were repairing tho oloctrio
light wires, they broke down a tele
phone wiro, which fell across the street
car wires. A valuable horse bolouging
to Devoe Brothers was passing and the
end of the wire became wrapped about
its neck, killing it mstautly.
We "our Wreck.
Lebanon, Ind., July 20. About u
dozen cars were piled up iu a freight
wreck on tho Big Four railroad atjHazel
r'igg Wednesday arid the track vVa?
blockaded for several houts. A'trSuij)
who Was. riding on top of tho trin
jumped when tne crash came, but wai
Fifty-Nine White People Killed
NO DETAILS OF THE 0CCURREN03
It Is Reported That tho Musancro Took
l'luco Ne:tr Jackson's Holu anil tho Deed
Was Ilomi by llnnnnckx United .State
Cavalry llelng Kushed to tho Sccnu of
Trouble No Time to llo Lost.
Denvek, July 20. A special to Tha
News from Pocatello, Ida., says: Re
ports froin Alarket Lake say tho Rex
burg (Ida.) paper reports that 59 white
people were killed by the Bannojks near
Jackson's Hole, but there is no way to
confirm the report and it is not believed
here. A courier is expected every min
ute from the vicinity of Jackson's Hole
with the latest news. There has been
no news received at Alarket Lake for
three days of an authentic nature.
Forty-four carloads of United States
cavalry left Cheyenne last night for
Alarket Lake with provisions, horses,
tents, etc. They will reach Pocatello
this afternoon. The troops will be im
mediately piloted to tho Wind river aud
it is not likely that any trouble will oc
cur after their arrival. It is feared the
Iudiaus will take advantago of the
small number of settlers and commit
wholesale murder before the troop? can
Four hundred Indians are said to havo
joined the Bannocks on Fall river and
are preparing to make.au onslaught on
the whites. It is probable that Gov
ernor AlcCouuell will be called to aid in
suppressing violence. Several parties
of tourists are at Pocatello awaiting the
result before making their departure for
IteportB Made to Governor Richard of
Cheyenne, Wy., July 26. The uows
that government troops have been or
dered to the front was received with
universal satisfaction. Governor Rich
ards at once wired General Stitzer at
Alarket Lake and instructed him to
notify the settlers of Jackson Hole that
troops were on tho way to protect their
lives and'property and return the In
dians to their reservations. Also to ad
vise them to act only ou the defensive
and not to precipitato an attack.
The governor received several dis
patches indicating the rapid concentra
tion of different bauds of Indians in the
vicinity of Jackson's Hole, including
Lemhi and Utes.
General Stitzer telegraphed from
Alarket Lake, Ida., as follows: "Oper
ator at Beaver canon wires here that
about 200 Lemhi bucks passed that
point yesterday, headed toward Yellow
, Pauses Guarded.
Denver, July 2(5. A special to The
News from Alarket Lake, Ida., says:
The Indians are camped in Hoback
canyon. No information has been re
ceived today and none is expected be
fore midnight, when Sargonts will re
turn if alive. Ho went there Wednes
It is the belief here that the passes to
the hole aro guarded by Indians aud
that no one has como out from Jack
son's Hole for several days.
Tho troops will reach here tomorrow
and leave at once for the hole. Alany
Indians have been going in the direc
tion of the trouble, but they will not
MINERS' STRIKE INEVITABLE. M
Four States Have Expreised Themselves
on the l'rlco Question.
Pittsbuuq. July 20. At a meeting of
the miners' officials, held hero yester
day, it was decided that a strike was
inevitable in view of tho fact that four
stutes have expressed themselves on tho
price question. President O'Connor of
Illinois figured prominently at the
meeting. The miners have been noti
fied not to return to work until after
the general convention on Aug. 1.
The program as now arrauged is to
inaugurate tho fight at tho Banks villo
mines, whore the men havo been asked
to work for r5 cents a ton. Tho miners
say tho operators have asked for a con
ference. Natiouul President Ponna,
National Secretary Pat McBrydo and
National Vice President Miller are to
take part iu tho conference.
It is said that a rate of 04 cents a ton
will bo demanded aud that if the opera
tors in this district refuse to grant a
uniform rate, the entiro force of the na
tional office is to be thrown into the
Pittsburg district to push the fight.
Negro Murderer Kxecuted.
Winston, N. C, July 20. Two negro
murdorors, Whit Ferrand and Ander
son Brown, were executed at Salisbury
yesterday iu tho presence of 5,000 peo
ple. The drop tell at 11:45, and tho
men were pronounced doad at 12 o'clock.
Each confessed his guilt. Ferrand shot
and killod Deputy Sheriff Owon of
Rowau connty on Fob. 20 last, and
Brown murdered his sweetheart, Callio
Robertson, ou the night of March 2.
Advance Iu Wage.
South Bend, Ind., July 20. Tho
South Bond Woolon company has post
ed a notice that, beginning with AtJff.
1, tho wages of employes will ba ad
vanced 7,1-2 per cont. The advanoo is
raad'o without solicitation.
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Death Frout the Stlnjra of lle.
JEFFEKsGNViua!!, Ind';, JulSr 26. Mrs.
William Wbillen ol SeUeriburt, who
ww Aung by biw while hlyiif tfcwii
ftdsae days ago, died yesterday from the
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