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Frevnlllnfr Monetary Condition 1'rcTlous
to tlio Crime of 1873.
If any of tho sixteen to one sllvcrltcs
were actuated by n desiro to arrive nt
tbo truth in regard to tbc conditions
which prevailed previous to what they
uro pleased to call "tho crime of 1873"
which means that this country wus not
allowed to resume in 1878 In ninety-two
per cent, silver dollars, to gradually de
cline to ilfty cents, they would find good
and Interesting reading In the annual
report of Mr. .lames Pollock, director ot
tho mint, to Secretary Chaso In 1801,
, being twelve years before "(he crime of
,1873." Tho salient portions of tho re
port are published by the New York
.Journal ot Commerce. Director Pol
iJlock slated the facts in regard to silver
' and gold as they existed at that, time,
before either of those metals had been
displaced by government issues of pa
per currency. Ho alludes to the gold
dollar as "the standard of value for all
foreign coins used or employed in com
mercial or governmental transactions
with other nations," and debcrlbesitus
"conforming in standard value and dec
imal character to all the gold and silver
rolnngc of the country except the silver
At the date of tho report silver was
m much undervalued in comparison
with gold by our coinage laws that the
bullion in tho silver dollar was worth
hcvcral cents more than the face of the
coin. Hence the mint could not uffortl
to deliver a silver dollar for a gold dol
lar or to purchase siher for minting,
while not only was there no induce
ment to citizens to wish to have silver
coined for them into dollars, but itwa3
fur cheaper to put the silver dollars into
he melting pot than to buy silver bul
lion for use in tho arts. Therefore the
country was actually on a gold basis,
gold being the cheaper metal according
to the legal ratio. The following ex
tracts from the report are worthy of a
careful reading to-day:
"The gold dollar of the United States,
confoiming in standard value and deci
mal character to till the gold and silver
coinage of the country, except the sli
ver dollar, has been properly selected,
and should be retained as the standard
of value for all foreign coins used or cm
ployed in commercial or governmental
transactions with other nations. The
silver dollar of tho United States,
differing as it does in commercial and
decimal value from the other silver
coins of our country, cannot, without
disturbing our decimal system and
producing confusion in the relative
value of our gold and siher coinage,
bo used ns u standard. The legal
weight of the silver dollar is 412.50
grains; of two half dollars, or other
component fractions of the dollar, 384
grains a difference of 23.50 grains.
"The silver dollar, as it now is, has
actually three values: 1. It Is, bylaw,
ii dollar simply, or 100 units or cents.
2. Uy the mint price of siher it in)
103.U8 cents, which is its true commer
cial value as compared with gold.
3. It has an interior or mint nlue,
which is determined by its relations
to the silver contained in the half
dollar, which makes it 107 27-04 cents;
for which reason single pieces uro paid
out tit the mint at the even price of 100
"As tho dollar, which is the unit of
our money, is represented in gold coin,
it would seem desirable not to have
another dollar in another metal; but
if this is inadmissible, and the silver
dollar should be retained, then it
.should bo reduced to eight-tenths of
an ounce to bo in true relation to our
other silver coins.
"Two reasons seem to have influenced
congress in retaining the siher dollar
at its present anomalous terms: First,
that it preserves the old dollar, known
from the beginning of our coinage, and
often exactly stipulated for in deed's of
rent charge, mortages, and other mon
eyed securities. To this it may be suc
cessfully replied that such payments.
arc now always mado in gold, because
it is legal and usual tender for nil sums
exceeding !?5, and because silver dollars
are no longer to be had, or a'ro very
rare. In the second place, it wns sup
posed to be needed for our China and
East India trade; but our consular ad
vices arc to tho effect that our silver dol
lars are very reluctantly taken nt the
ports and not ut ull in the interior of
China. They are believed by tho
Chinese to be of less value than they
really are. Tho reason for its reten
tion having ceased, either we should
cease toeoiuthosilverdollaroritshould
be made to conform in weight and vulue
1o our smaller silver coins.
, "The reduction of the standard value
of all American coins' except the silver
dollar was mado to cheek the export of
specie from the United States; but
the, commercial character of specie,
and tho facility with which the coins of
one' nation can he converted into the
peculiar and distinctive denominations
of another, have prevented the realiza
tion of that expectation. The relative
anil commercial vulue of the peculiar
coinage of any country must and will
bo determined "by tho standard of the
nation ,to which l may be sent,"niul t)ie
laws of trade also will control values
despite all legislative enactments."
Chicago Tribune.
'two (Jrcv.it Crimes.
"The crime of '73," began the financial
conversationalist, getting himself into
a position of eabu.
"That's nothing to the crime of '05,"
Interrupted ii Hhort-h-'B'S'eu' mini in sun
dv whiskers.
"The crime of '05?" exclaimed tho
financial conversationalist. "I do not
understand what you mciip."
, "Well, you ought to," said the short
legged man wi(h firmness. "Haven't
you heard enough-iii the lust ten mouths
to teach you that the crime of '05 is tho
everlusting blowing about tho crime of
73?" N, V. Sup.
f . , .The free silver knights wero or
ganised for tho express purpose of as
sisting those who are disposed to gropo
'about in tho finauclul durkiiess. Chi
cago Times-Herald.
A Good I.csson for Them In tho .Nicaragua
I.onn Affair.
A very interesting story from Nlca
ragun appeared recently in tho press
dispatches. All the Central American
states have, the silver standard, and
their dollar Is worth 48.0 cents in our
currency. This dollar contains 347.22
grains ot pure silver, or about 21 grains
less than the dollar of tho United
Soiiint.lihiir nvnr Uvn vpnrs no-n thn
government of Nicaragua, n country .
whoso silver has never been "stricken ,
down," wished to borrow 400,000 siher
dollars. The loun was negotiated on
tho stipulation that tho money fur
nished should bo silver, but thut it
should bo repaid in gold. Tho interest
was to bo 24 per cent, per nnmim.
There litis, of course, been a revolu
tion in Nicaragua sineo tho loan was
made, and tho present government has
rcf Uhcd to curry out its terms. It hus
decided that as the bonds were sold for
silver they must be repaid in silver.
Tho interest is also scaled to 15 per cent.
The creditors lmvo agreed to these
terms, as well indeed they may, as they
are still getting n rate of interest that
ought to bo highly remunerative.
Tho rule laid down in this settlement
has n certain bearing upon questions
that have arisen in this country. Lusi
winter Secretary Carlisle had made a
contract to bell a number of bonds for
gold, but under the luw ho could on!
make them payable in coin. The pres
ident informed congress in a special
messago that if uuthorlty were grunted
to make the bonds payable specifically
In gold a having of sixteen millions of
dollars in interest could be made. It
was represented that ns the bonds woic
sold for gold and nothing else they
could not equitably be paid in anything
but the same metal if the creditor de
manded such pnyment. This consid
eration had no effect upon congress,
which proceeded to throw away the six
teen millions of dollars. The men re
sponsible for this action have been
abusing Secretary Carlisle ever since
for paying too high a rate of interest
for the bonds.
The action of the free silver country
of Nicaragua, though in its own inter
est, hus laid down the same rule that
was enunciated here last winter. The
bonds, having been sold for sih er, must
be puid in siher, thereby plainly imply
ing that if they had been bold for gold
they would hao been paid in gold. The
bonds were not only sold for silver, but
for silver value, the silver dollar nut
being kept ut par with gold in Nicar
agua, us it is here, by the iolicy of the
government. There would htivo been
no advantage, therefore, in paying our
bonds in siher unless, in the meantime,
gold lnul gone to a premium. But the
tree silver men sacrificed sixteen mil
lion dollars for the chance of paying
the bonds in a currency inferior to that
for which they w ere bold a species of
commercial morality that is repudiated
even in Nicaragua.
The people who think free coinage of
silver makes money plenty and interest
low are invited to note the placing of a
loan in Nicaragua at twenty-four per
cent. If they say that our credit is
vastly better than that of Nicaragua,
we agree with them. Hut how long
would it bo so if their system of paying
gold obligations in siher were to pre
vail? And that is just the point. It
pays to preserve the public credit, be
cause the better the credit the lower the
interest. Louisville Courier-Journal.
The l'rlee of Sliver.
The average price of silver for lust
year, 180 1, wus G3'a cents per tine ounce,
this corresponding to a ratio of 32.50 to
1. and' giving 40.1 cents for the value of
tho pure silver contained in tho United
States dollars The Oil y3 cents per ounce
nt which silver is belling in New York is
an ndvunco of 0 cents per ounce from
the average for last year, and corres
ponds to 53 cents for the intrinsic
Milne of the silver dollar of tho United
States. The improvement is still
greater from the bottom point at which
the silver dollar represented 48 cents ot
real value and 52 cents of confidence.
It should be observed thut the recent
rise is ascribed directly to the fact that
the stock of bullion silver in store in
New York city is reduced to less than
30,000 ounces. Undoubtedly a big in
crease in tho quantity on sale would de
press the irico again. Chicago Trib
... .It is reported that the silver dem
ocrats of Ohio intend to wage a fight
for the white metal during the present
state campaign in spite of tho state con
vention in favor of the single gold
... .A free silver show advertisement
mentions Richard P. island as a "presi
dential possibility." This is supposed
to bo Dick's strongest drawing card.
Possibility in this connection is good.
Galveston Tribune.
.... When the free silvcrltes come
into power any able-bodied editor can
go out every morning and pick a whccl
burrowful of silver dollars from tho
gooseberry bushes. And a wheelbnr
rovv full of silver dollars would buy
him a sandwich and perhaps a piece of
pie. Louisville Courier-Journal.
... .It Is estimated that the gold prod
uct of Colorado for 1805 will show an
increase of from three million to four
million dollars, which means that tho
industrious and enterprising peoplo
of thut state are materially assisting in
the work of solving the silver problem
by helping to increase tho supply of
a better sort of money. ;St. Louis
. . . .Tliu free silver blatherskites, ab
normally excited, goaded to fury by the
ebb of tho tide of ignorance and preju
dice tho mud tide upon which they
had launched their bark, sec nil things
upside down. Calm, dispassionate,
intelligent support is pure Greek to
them. Nothing short of tho howling
of the dervish, tho braying of the jack
uhh, the prancing of the mud bull suits
their excited craving for tomfoolery.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
An Interesting: contest Stopped by a New
York Folloeman.
An tinapprcclatlvo policeman stopped
nn Interesting race on tho Rlversldo
drhe, New York, tho other day, thuB
giving great dissatisfaction to a num
ber of Bpcctntoru. The contestants
wero Miss Hilda Johnson, nstrido of
n horse, and Miss Lucy Pearson, astrldo
of a wheel. Tho girls nro fellow mcn
bors of a bicycle club, mid on tho day
beforo hod been discussing tho question
whether a wheelman could beat a
llorso on tho public highway. They
were of opposite opinions regarding
tho matter, nnd to settle It determined
on a race. Miss Pearson is admittedly
tho best whcclwoman in the club,
every member of which turned out to
see tho race, which started from the
corner ot Eighty-fourth street.
Miss Johnson rodo up on a beautiful
chestnut. At Eighty-fifth street sho
THE ailKAT race.
started her horso at a gallop and was
joined by Miss Lucy Fcarson, the
chosen member of the club, on awheel.
They passed Eighty-fourth street at a
breakneck speed, and thence down the
drive to Seventy-second street. For
tho first six blocks neither had the ad
vantage, but gradually Miss Johnson
took the lead. At Seventy-second street
she wus three good horse lengths in tbo
lead. It was the intention to turn hero
nnd return to Eighty-fourth street, but
tho interference of a policeman pre
vented. He ordered them to stop, and,
when they did so, threatened both with
arrest if they did not decrease their
speed. While the argument wns taking
place the other members of the club
pulled up and decided to call the race
run and the winner Miss Johnson.
The suit which Miss Johnson wore
was of seal-brown broadcloth. The
bloomers were rather more on the
knickcrbocker order, while tho coat
was long, covering the hips entirely.
It was lined with a striped silk ot light
shade, which showed when it blew
back. Her limbs were covered with a
pair of leggings of the same shade and
material. The collar of the coat was
quite deep, and was cut low so as to
display a wide expanse of white shirt
front. A red necktie was the only
color, except that in her checks.
Asked what she thought of the advan
tage of riding astride over the old
method, she said:
"There is every advantage. It gives
the rider a freer and easier mount.
There is not that cramped feeing that
comes with riding side-saddles. When
I first began to ride, before I took to
the wheel at all, I rode side-saddle and
was thrown. That unnerved me, and
I abandoned it and took up cycling in
stead. In the country, lately, I was
induced to put my wheel against the
fence one day and mount a horse
astride. I was so well pleased that I
practiced every day."
New Idea In IJleycle Construction, Pat
ented n Short Time Ago.
The illustration represents a bicycle
construction designed to travel with
equal facility on land nnd ice and in tho
water. The improvement has been
patented by Evaristo Fernandez, of New
Orleans, Lr.. Tho wheels are preferably
of copper, their side plates inclosing a
large cent Mil air space, ns shown in the
sectional ''lew. The rear wheel, form
ing the drjve wheel, has on its sides lat
eral bladeH to engage the water when
the bicycle Is so used, wid its felly is
toothed to enablo It to take hold of loo
when the rubber tire, which is only de
signed for land use, is removed. To
hold the bicycle upright when used in
tho water Bide weights are connected
by suitable balls to the wheel oxles, but
when the machine is used 6n land thcc
weights are raised by chains which pata
through a tubo depending from the
frume bars, links of the chain engaging
a stop or pin to hold the weights raised,
Tho saddle of tho machine is of a form
designed to prevent the water from
splashing up against the rider, and hus
ut its rear end a lateral mud and water
TVlicro Titles Aro Plentiful.
Rich young women in search of a
title will bo edified to know that in War
saw alone, with a iopulution of 500,000,
there nre 30,720 persons belonging to
tho hereditary nobility nnd 0,257 "per
bonul nobles." There are as many
princes in Poland as in Russia, accord
ing lo Into census returns, and aa for
the numerouuuess of tho Itimian
prlnncii it may bo nnil thnt Micro uro
now living nearly 1,000 prlnceu nnd
nrinccsses Galltzln.
Groat Gathering at Bnltlmoro of
Bittor Poos to Vico.
Jinny Delegates In Attendance at thn Na
tional l'urlty Congress An Oiitllno
or tho OhJenO or the
IUi.timouk, Md., Oct 13. The most
influential movement ocor organized
hi this country for the abolition of tho
social evil was formally inaugurated
Monday evening when the national
purity congress, comprising representa
tives of till Social Purity, White Cross,
Moral Education, Women's Tempor
anco union organizations, all churches
and other religious bodies and philan
thropic associations in sympathy with
tho objects of tho congress, mot at. tho
Park Avenue Friends' mcotinghouso
in this city. Tho congress includes
many of the same women who will at
tend the national convention of tho W.
a T. U. which will begin Friday.
Conspicuous among tho early nrrlvals
at Monday night's meeting wero Hov.
Antoinette Provvn Ulackwell, the first
woman in tho world to bo ordained as
n minister of the gospol; Mrs. Charlton
Edholm of tho Florence Crlttondon
homo for the rescue of erring
girls; Mrs. Mary Clement Lcnvitt,
around-thc-world missionary; Dr. Mary
Wood Allen, national purity superin
tendent of Michigan; Mrs. Dora Webb,
of Ohio; Mrs. Isabel Wing Lake, of
Chicago; Miss Frances 12. Willard. Mrs.
Mary A. Livermorc, Mrs. Ormiston
Chant, Anthony Comstock, Elbridgo
T. Gerry and Theodore Roosevelt.
The opening address was delivered
by President Aaron II. Powell, of tho
American Purity alliance. He re
viewed the status of the social prob
lem in the leading cities of Europe and
America and referred to tho work to
bo accomplished in this city. He mado
special reference to the continued
existence of licensed and state regu
lated vice in Europe, a system which,
with the increased volume of foreign
travel, is a standing menace to purity
in America and is largely rcsponsiblo
for the efforts recently made in New
York to secure the passage by the legis
lature of a bili to license and legal
ize vice in certain districts of the city.
In the same connection similar move
ments which have recently been in
augurated before the legislatures of
Massachusetts, Missouri and Califor
nia and in the cities of Louisville, Ivy.,
nnd Houston, Tex., were cited.
Mr. Joshua Levering, president of
the llaltimoro Young Men's Christian
association, and gubernatorial nomi
nee on tho prohibition ticket, wel
comed the delegates on behalf of tho
Y. M. a A., as did Mrs. Alice C. Robin
son, president of the local W. C. T. U.
Rev. W. T. Sabine, New York, and
Rev. Antoinette Illackwell responded.
Rev. S. H. Virgin, D. D., New York,
read a paper on tho religious aspects
of tho movement. Tho congress at 10
o'clock p. m. adjourned until morning.
Tho American Purity alllonco. In Its pres
ent form, was Incorporated under the laws of
New York stnto a few months ago for the pur
pose of fighting a bill to rcgulato vlco which
was bofore the Albany legislature. Uelng
successful therein, tho membership vrns In
creased, and now Includes persons actively
Interested In purity In many states.
The specific objects of tho alllanco nro stated
to be the repression of vice, tho prevention of
Its regulrtlon by tho state, tho bettor pro
tection of the young, tho rescue of tho fallen,
the extension of the White Cross nmong men
and to maintain tho law of purity as equally
binding upon men and women 1
Governor of Arkansas Will Klther
vent the Illg Fight or Ilcslfrn.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct IS. The
United Press correspondent found tho
governor Monday morning thoroughly
determined to prevent tho prize fight
at all hazards. He says thut the
action of the circuit judge and
tho sheriff of Garland county
makes it now a matter of stato concern,
and renders him primarily responsible
for its suppression. He is still hopeful
that those in charge of tho i
prize-fighting enterpriso will nban- '
don all further attempt to bring it
about here. If, however, this does not
prove the case, their efforts can only
bo interpreted to mean that they in
tend to resist with force the efforts of
tho officers to prevent it, In
this aspect of affairs tho prize
fight will drop out of viow and tho
contest will be one between the power
of tho stnto and thnt of tho invading
forces of tho prize-fighting contiu-1
gent. Tho governor has no doubt
of the result of a conflict be
tween these. Thnt the authority
and dignity of the state will bo main
tained goes without saying. If this
should not provo to bo the case and
the prize fight take placo in spite ot
tho efforts of the officers nnd
the people, tho governor says ho will
resign his office and in future leave tho
enforcement of tho laws and resist
ance to Invasion to more competent
Attorney Genoral Ilurmon Introduced by
Kocretury Olnoy.
Washington, Oct 15. The United
States supremo court reconvened at
noon Monday, with all the members of
tho court present. There was a fair at
tendance of attorneys and spectators.
Proceedings of the day wore brief, con
sisting of tho hearing of unimportant
motions, tho admission of half a dozen
tittornoys to tho bar and tho introduc
tion of Attorney Genoral Harmon by his
predecessor. Secretary Olnoy.
KvniiRellcul Conference.
Elgin, 111., Oct, 15. Illshop Uowman
presided Monday over the general
Evangelical conference. Among tho
now measures introduced wns ono ask
ing that a text book on systematic the
oloy bo issuud 'within tho next four
years, nnd that illshop Esher bo re
quested to prepare the work. It was
referred to tho proper committee.
Fate of u JUImir.
Wii.KF.siiA.imtt, Pa., Oct. 15. Edward
IV Cililmnw mrnd .1'' vinrs. one of the
best-known miners in tho Wyoming L.omnntteo immediately elected Clar
reglon, was killed by a full of coal In enco uuri0gi,( ox.district attorney, to
tho Delaware mine at Mill Creole.
Split In tho National Congress on tho Sil
ver Question.
Atuvnta, Ua., Oct 15. Soon aftor
tho Farmers' National congress, which
mot here last week and has been hold
ing dally sessions since, resumed
its sitting Monday morning a
sensation was sprung in tho form
of a fight on free silver, which
resulted In the complete de
feat of tho 10 to 1 forces. Uy a vote of
251 0-1 1 to 101 6-14 tho congress refused
to insert the words "at a ratio not to
exceed 10 to 1" in a resolution ashing
congress to use both gold and silver on
a parity, and culling for nn Interna
tional conferouco on tho monetary
Tho resolution was one which had
just como from tho committee on reso
lutions and was reported favorably. It
was offered by Mr. J. G. Offut,
a prominent delegnto from In
diana. In substance it depre
cated the present condition of
finance In this country, nnd called
upon the president of the United States
to call an international congress of all
nations willing to unite in the equal
use of both gold and silver. Then tho
free-silver dolegates wanted tho para
graph changed so as to read "willing
to unite in the equal use of both gold
and silver at a ratio not to exceed
10 to 1."
Numbers of delegates jumped to
their feet, and it was soon evident that
tho congress was opposed to the
amendment Tho question was first
put viva voce, and tho nays had it evi
dently. A vote by states was called
for nnd resulted in the rejection of tho
amendment by a voto of 251 0-14 to
104 5-14.
Georgia's delegation was divided.
Tho states known as tho silver states
favored the amendment and the cast,
the north and tho south voted almost
solidly against it Tho fight was mado
6quarely on the merits of the question
and tho issue was in no way clouded
with parliamentary technicalities.
Thoso dolegates who favored tho
free and unlimited coinnge of '
silver at 10 to 1 voted for
the amenument aim it was
lost by a majority of 147. Tho victory
of tho "sound-money" clement in tho
congress was emphasized later in the
day when a resolution declaring op
position to tile further issuo of interest
bearing treasury bonds or notes under
any circumstances was lost. A resolu
tion favoring congressional enactment
against the beef trust was adopted.
Clara Doty Hates l'usscs Awar at Chicago
After u Soveru Illness.
Chicago, Oct. 15. Clara Doty Rates,
the well-known authoress and writer
of children's stories, died Monday
morning at tho Newberry flats. Sho
had been given up by the attending
physician several days ago.
I Mrs. Ualci was born In Ann Arbor, Mich.,
December , 1833, and was tho daughter of
Samuel Kosccrans Doty, a cousin of Gen.
Rosccrans, who traced baolc his an
cestry through Ethan Allen to tho first Doty of
tbo lias flower. On her mother's sldo sho was
descended from tho Lawrence family of Vir
ginia, and sho Inherited tho sturdy moral fiber
of tho Puritan with tho graces of person of
the cavalier. Sho was married In 1809 to Mor
gan Dates, a u oil-known trade paper pub
lisher, aud since 1877 they havo made their
homo in Chicago.
Mrs. Hates was always a close student ot
tho best literature and a continuous though
not a voluminous writer of p do try aud ot
stories and sketches, chiefly fi-r tho young.
Hpr first verses wcru published bo
fore sho was 8 years old, aud since then she
had written constantly for tho best pub
lishers. It is said of her that since the death
of Loulsb M. Alcott shn had a wldor
clrclo of friends and admirers among the younc
and among mothers who havo grown up to
rear their children on tho storlosot hors that
they read hcmselves In childhood than any
other woman In Amorlca.
Collision ut Sea Cuuses u Loss of Twelve
London, Oct 15. A collision, result
ing in tho loss of twelve lives, has oc
curred off Dudgeon. The steamer
Emma, bound from Rotterdam for
lioness, ran Into and sank tho French
bark Pacittque, from Shields for Val
paraiso. Tho bark foundered so quick
ly after being struck thut sho took
down with her her captain, pilot and
ten of tho crow. Tho Emma rescued
the others and landed them ut Hull.
Defuultur Taylor Will lie Tulten to the
Penitentiary Tuesday.
PiiciiitK, b. D., Oct 15. Tho supremo
court ou Monday morning sent down
the remitter in the Taylor cuse and u
commitment was made out on Monday.
Taylor will start for the penitentiary
Tuesday morning, and oxpresses him
Rolf us glad that it Is ended. This
closes tho main case, aud leaves but
the conspiracy cases and tho civil suit
aguinst tho bondbinon to bo tried in
tho November term of court
KeMlgus Ills Ulllce.
PiTTHUUiinii, Pa., Oct 15. -The
finance committee of Pittsbuign coun
cils met nt 10:30 o'clock Monday morn
ing to hear the report of tho btib-coin-mittcc
concerning the investigation of
tho city attorney's office. Tho report
of this sub-committee wus very long,
covoi.ng in detail tho numerous dis
crepancies already made public.
nder tho fire of tho prcbont investi
gation Into hib official conduct, W. C.
Morolund, city attorney, resigned, Tno
hn office thus vacated.
Tnrstlny Hot for Adjournment of thn Hpur
copal Trlcnnlnl Council.
Minneapolis, Minn,, Oct. 15. Tho
Bubject of church unity enmo to the
front almost at tho opening of tho ses
sion of tho Episcopal house of deputies
Monday morning. Dr. Huntington, ol
New York, from the committee on
constitutional amendment, submitted
nn nincudincnt to nrtlclo 8, a provi
sion allowing any bishop to take under
his spiritual jurisdiction any body ol
Christians deserving to enter into com
munion with tho church and provid
ing tho method through which such
body of Christians may come into tho
communion. Ho moved this amend
ment bo mado tho order of tho day
when the present order has expired.
A minority report of great length
was mado by Dr. Faudo, of Minnesota,
and read declaring any amendment
to the said nrtlclo at present inexpe
dient. The report and tho amendment
wero ordered printed aud mado the
order of the day when the prcsont
order expires.
Dr. Davenport, from the committee
on canons, offered an amendment
which served to settle the title of "as
sistant bishop," making the official
title "bishop coadjutor" instead of
assistant bishop. The amendment sub
mitted was adopted.
Dr. lloatty, of Kansas, from tho com
mlttco on unfinished business, re
ported as. lo tho day of adjournment
that this convention adjourn sine dio
on Tuesday, October 22 one week
from Tuesday. Adopted.
The only other feature of the morn
ing session wns tho effort to reintro
duce tho titles of "primate" or "pre
siding bishop" into the constitution.
The house was as firm on this point,
however, as it was a week ago, and re
affirmed the designation "pre
siding officer of the house of
bishops.'' Another effort to give
the dolegates from missionary jurisdic
tions tho right to voto was also defeat
ed, although tho clause as finally
passed confers upon them all other
rights and privileges enjoynd by regu
lar delegates. Just beforo adjourning
in the afternoon tho bishops agreed to
erect a now missionary jurisdiction in
northern Minnesota, to be presided
over by a "bishop of Duluth."
Tho opposition to revision in tho
house of deputies mado another stren
uous effort to lay over the new
constitution nnd canons for three
years, or until the triennial con
vention at Washington. Debate upon
this proposal, which occupied the on
tiro afternoon session and was
nniluishcd at adjournment, was pre
cipitated by two propositions, ono re
ferring back tho revision to tho
joint committee that brought it into
existence for further consideration
and for amendment, and tho other re
ferring the bishops' revision of tho
commission's rovision to a special
committee with instructions to
report at the next conferenco. Of
the score or more of speakers
not a voice was raised in favor of tho
proceeding farther with the revision
at this convention, the one prevailing
sentiment being tho desire to so shelvo
the matter as to avoid giving offenso
to the bishops, who have beon in
dustriously laboring upon their
own revision for nenrly two weeks,
and have looked for prompt action on
tho part of the house below as each
bcctiou was sent down. Tho deputies
may find a way out of the dilemma to
day by adopting both resolutions
which will mean two reports for tho
conference of '08 nnd will put off a
final voto to the triennial of 1901.
Illbhop Davies, of Michigan, has is
sued a call for a convention at Mar
quette on November 14, to organize
tho newly-created diocese in northern
Miohigan. The convention will choose
the name "Marquette" for the dioceso.
Result of a Scientific Investigation of tho
Chicago, Oct 15. It is now deter
mined that seven of tho victims of tho
Sabula (la.) poisoning horror died and
Gomo are still buffering from the
dendly trichinm infection. Dr. E.
R. Lo Count, of Rush medical col
lege, has prepared specimens from tho
portions of the walls of tho intestines
bent Prof. Haines for examination, nnd
has made n careful diagnosis of the
causcB which led to tho seven deaths
of the guests at the wedding of John
W. Taplin and Anna Gage, September
11. Nearly eighty people have beon
buffering since the wedding feast Dr.
Lo Count's decision in the matter as to
tho cause of tho deaths and infection
settles beyond doubt, that the ham,
hastily cooked for the wedding supper,
caused all the suffering. A groat num
ber of peoplo belioved that it was a
case of malicious poisoning.
Capture of u I'oit Ottlce Itobber In Ohio
llndly Hurt by Dynamite.
Toledo, O., Oct 15. A special from
IUakeslee, O., says: Frank Fisher, who
appears to be a professional crook,
was caught red-huuded Monday night
in tho act of robbing the post office.
Ho Ubed dynamite to blow open
tho safe door and in careless handling
of the explosive he had part of his loft
arm blown off aud ills face badly dis
figured. Despite this ho made nn
effort to got avvny with tho S150 in
monoy tho bafe contained, but weak
from loss of blood ho was compelled
to desist, nnd was caught before lie es
caped. Jockey "Helmoiit" Kills Himself.
Nkvv Voiik, Oct. 15. Charles, Puttei
son (colored), ngcu an years, uottor
known as "Uelmont" because he was,
formerly employed by August Hol
mont in the hitter's btublos, shot him
self in tho right temple Sunday at his
homo, No, (10 Ituxtor street. His duud
body wus found lu bed at 2:30 a clock
Monday morulug and tho police wore.
Mine, l'utll Itecovered.
LoNDON.Oct. 15. Mine. Adellnu Pattl
has fully recovered from her recent at
tack of laryngeal catarrh aud suug ut
Nuwcustlo Monday night.

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