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SILVER IN NEW YORK
IIHIM. OOVNTIBS RKS'IXKSS OVER TIIK lILVBR qiKSTIOV ; tit. I.Mwrenee luunly l« Maid to B«* Onv VM»t Sliver DetmtlniK Society. \ In its IMU« of June 28 the New Jfork Herald, which is one of the leading demo- , cratic journals of the United States and : which has been In favor of the sinorle | g-old standard, prin s a long article on the growth of the silver sentiment in the j Empire state, Startling headlines ire used. The article whs deemed so sensa tional thai it was telegraphed in its en tirety :o a number of papers in the j tsts!. It follows: "FREE SILVER L\ T THIS STATE. j "Plain Facts About the Restlessness | of the Rural Counties and Their j Drift Toward Tillmanism Told » Drift Toward Tillmanism Told by the Herald. "Can Be Fgnored No More. "Sentiment Forming Rapidly and Noth ing Being Done to Check It by Republicans. "Work of the Silver Leagues "Sound Money Democratic Conventions Overwhelmed Without Any Concert of Action. "Tariff Is McKlnley's Hope. "Some of His Supporters Not Aware cf the Danger; Others Think it Exaggerated." "Portentous and menrxcln», a political specter has risen in the rural counties of this state, threatening to overshadow par ties and conditions and obliterate partisan lines from the Pennsylvania boundary to the St. Lawrence and from Lake Erie to the Hudson. The farmers are worshiping the silver calf. In many of the counties there is no actual organization of thai friends of free silver. An organisation am) | an active free silver campaign would make many of the strongest republican counties in the state doubtful in Novem ber." • Continuing, the Herald says that even without an organlza lon the free silver farmers knocked the sound money men off their feet in many places in the state in the recent democratic primaries, and proceeds to enumerate localities where this has been don-, prominent among j them being such counties as Lewis and i Genesee. The latter is the home of "Bob" Maxwell, leader of the Cleveland demo craoy in western New York. On a test vote the silver men knocked out the friends of P. Flower in the Sec ond Assembly District of Jefferson coun ty, and would have carried both districts had they been organized. Silver is likely' to control both party organizations m St. Lawrence county, and the free silver democrats of Onondaga and Monroe j counties were in control at the Saratoga convention. Summing up the whole situa tion, the Herald says that the report of its correspondents show that it is the republicans rather than the democrats Who should :>e alarmed. The situation is like a moun am forest In August, ready for the match. The republican leaders are in Ignorance of the actual state of affairs it has all come about in three or ( four weeks. The county democratic lead ers, having become acquainted with It In their caucuses, .'.re seeivtly anxious for free silver to riumph in Chicago. They think they can shift the tariff issue and airy the farmers almost solidly for free Kllver. From St, Lawrence county the Herald's j correspondent telegraphs that that rock- i ribbed Gibralter of republicanism is one enormous debating society, and the only subject debated Is free silver; the tariff has been forgotten. The writer portrays the deplorable condition of the farmers of that section of he state, and says th-it tremendous fall in the prices of farm products has made the scarcity of money In the rural districts almost grotesque. Cheese sells for from G to G" 2 cents a pound; butter has been down as low as 10 cen s; potatoes must be fed to the stock. When the Wilson bill was enacted and Canadian hay began to come across the line and undersell the New York product > th* farmers were inclined to blame the democratic party. Lately they have be-n , told that even if hat be true the republi cans will be powerless to give relief with in a year or two, and that In the mean time something: must be done. That something they are beginning 10 believ« is free silver, and this belief has, the writer says, become so deep-seated tha th:*t section of the state has been verted to free silver. Three free silver leagues have been organized in St. Lawr ence, county alone, and others are being rapidly organised in various counties of the state. Sena: or Malby of Ogdensbwrg \s quoted as admitting that the free silver sentiment is unusually strong. Prom Watertown comes the word that the spread of the free silver .sentiment is astonishing, and bids fair to crystalize unless something is done to counteract it. The editor of the Watertown Times, W. i>. McKinstry, formerly one of the civil service commissioners, went ovsr the county, and afterward stated that what he had learned about free silver in that part of the state astounded him. If the silver men only organized he thought the result would be doubtful for the republicans. The Herald's corres pondent further said that he discovered the farmers were no longer thinking of the tariff, but of the benefits to be de rived from free silver; <>•;•■ republican candidate for sheriff and two for treas urer were making a canvass on an out and-out free silver platform; the cashier Ol the leading financial institution Of Watertown was for free silver, and re publican farmers were pouring Into Watertown's book stores for tree silver literature; that the one great topic of conversation, in fact the only topic, is tho free coinage of silver and the bene ftcial effect it was declared to be sure to have on prices. Aa the correspondent writing from Os wego puts it, that county has "gone daft" on the question of free silver, to gether with the other northern counties of that state. The movement does no: appear to be confined strictly 10 either party. A free silver league of 100 mem bers has been organised and is spread ing free .silver literature and pledging farmers to support no candidate for the presidency unless he pledges himself to the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1. The free silver men have swallowed up what is left of the democratic organization and the Palladium, the democratic organ, preparing to accept free silver In its last issue, publishes this editorial: "A compromise or a straddle would be disastrous. It would be cowardly. We want no such thing in the platform. Win or lose at Chicago, let us accept the result and take the issue honestly to the Amer ican people for final settlement. There must be no bolting, no truckling, no de ception, no bargains, l^et US have either a free silver platform or else one declar ing for the gold standard. There is no middle ground to take. New York should put up hii- light and acquiesce in the outcome, whatever it may be." The correspondent concludes with the significant statement: "The thing one most notices in talking to the farmers in this country is a growing antipathy to Wall street. [t is simply a sign, but It is a portent of sectional prejudice that bids fair to run wild soon. One hears farmers say on every hand that what Wall street wants they are opposed to. This feeling has traveled rapidly east from the wheat fields of the west." From Lowville, anotner section of the state,the Herald g< ts the word th ri party lines are badly broken by the five silver sentiment. At the democratic county convention, held June 18, resolutions fa voring free coinage at a ratio of i'< to l were adopted. From Syracuse, N. V., the Herald prints the following dispatch; "Syracuse, N. V., June 27, 1596.—1 am told by reliable persons who have spent much time lately among the farmers of Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties that the free silver sentiment among the republican farmers has developed won derfully since the St, Louis convention. The section is being flooded with John R. Mil, aii's Cincinnati newspaper. The republican leaders ire immersed in the quarrel between T. C, Platt and Warner Miller and a:e not taking up the issue In time to prevent Its spread." The town of Remseh, In Oneida county, is a hotbed of tree silver. »i:< ll)i:i> TO shake: tuiikky IP Cretftiin \\ i«»i to Porn a Union With Greece. London, July 6. — A dispatch to he Standard from Athena says the Cretans yi sterday elected a provisional govern ment, decided to proclaim a union of the island with Greece and expressed a hope that autonomy be granted the Island un der surveillance of the powers. ESCAPE OF PRISONERS GUARDS IH I. S. JAIL AT OUTHRIE OVERPOWERED. Tiro Are Survivor* of the Uulton tJmiK— Deputy MarNhalN Are In PnrSfltt. i Guthrie, O. T., July s.— Fourteen prison ers overpowered tne guards In the United States jail tomgnt and escaped. Bill Doolin and Dynamite jjick, the last sur vivors of the Dalton gang, who were wanted for the murders committed in the ' Ingalls fight, at which four deputy mar- i shals were killed, were the principal ac tors. Fourteen out of 59 prisoners es- , caped. j They were the most desperate charac- , ters. They are: Bill Doolin. Dynamite j Dick, Charles Montgomery, Jim Black, Walt McCllm, Bill Crltteriden, Ed. Law rence, George Lane, Kid Phillips, Henry Irvine, Bill Jones, C. O. Nix, L,ee Khil liam and William Beck, They got two revolver? and a Winches ter by a rush our of the cage when it ' was open, and knocking one of the guards down, placed the others in the steel cages, making them enter at the point of the revolvers. Having the guards safj\, the ringleaders called for every one of the prisoners to escape if they wanted to. Only 14 followed them. A posse of deputy marshals, headed by ' Llghtman, who captured Doolin, went in j pursuit of the escaped prisoners. FOIH-I\-I1 AND RECORD BROKEN J Mlllionuire Hinsc Fancier of Chl i'iiuii Wiih the Driver. I Chicago, July 3. — During the sulky events at Washington Park this afternoon James Stinson, a horse fancier of this city and a millionaire, drove a four-in ' hand to bea: the world's record of 2:27, i and although he declares the quartet had < , never before been hitched up together, j they made the circuit in 2:31 I£, the result ! being received with tremendous applause. The horses were Damina, 2:22^4; Bellhut, 2:28%; Maude V., 2:2»V4, and Nutshare, ' 2:29%. I ' GOLD >IEN DECLINED TO IERVB \ i I Maryland DfleKnten Hare Sent Let- ; tern of It <nl« n;i on . New York. July 4. —A dispatch to the ■ i World from Baltimore says: Three of the Maryland delegates at j i large to the Chicago convention, all gold ; ■ men, have declined to serve. In a letter j ! of resignation to Chairman Talbot of : the state committee each states his un- , willingness to be bound by a free silver I i convention or to accept a free silver candidate. They leave no doubt of their intention to bolt. Charles C, Crothers wired his resignation tonight. : | ONLY TO OPEN THE CONVENTION , j Appear* to be the Occupation of Chairman Harrlty. Chicago, July 3—Chairman Harrity, who will call the convention to order, refuses to say whether he will rule speeches in or der or not prior to the selection of a tem porary chairman. At that ime, no rules will have been adopted for the govern ment of the convention. Harrlty says the only business is to call the convention to gether and name the national committee's j choice for temporary chairman. - ____ , j ' LOST HIS .1011 POIt fRESE SILVER l*re*ldent of n N«w York Hank l-"#>r«*e«l to Hcnlkii. New York, July 3.—William I. St. j John, president of the Mercantile Na | tional bank, ha« resigned; Hi lia.s been ( an outspoken advocate of free coinage i of sliver at variance with the directors ', of the bank The feeling in banking cir i clea against the advocacy of free silver ■ by a bank president resulted in making j St. John's relations with his business ■ colleagues very unpleasant. j ___ __—. ■ ONLY MAN THEY WILL SUPPORT i'oi»uilNt Leadem Decide to Declare for Teller. Chicago, July 5.—A number of popu list leaders who are in the city held a ■ meeting tonight and decided to issue a I manifesto declaring that Toller is the ■ only man whose name is mentioned for the Chicago convention that they will ■upport. They take the position that to Indorse a nominee who la a democrat would result in th« disintegration of their ' party. WAJVTED TO SHAKE THEIR HANDS McKinley Greeted by a «elc>jrati««. of Tin Workers. °n Canton, Ohio, July This afternoon a thousand people of Tuscarawas county came in a special train over the Cleve land and Canton railroad. They had the largest sheets of tin plate ever made In the world and the largest strips of gaU vanlzed steel. Colonel W. A. Bovey was the spokesman. In response to a very handsome presentation speech Major Mo- Kinley replied: "Colonel Bovey and My Fellow Citizens' I am very grateful for this visit on the part of my friends In Tuscarawas county and I thank my old friend, your spokes man, for the cordial and gracious words of greeting which he has brought to me In your behalf. This assemblage Is fairly typical of our American communities. and it fully represents the varied occupa- Lions of the American people. "As your spokesman has already said in this presence are farmers, laborers, mechanics, miners, railroad employes] merchants, professional men and repre sentatives of every rank of the people, and you are here distant from your home not for curiosity nor for any considera tions at all personally, but you are here because your hearts believe in the great fundamental doctrines of the republican party. You believe that those principles are best for you when put into practical legislation and administration. You be lieve these principles will secure to all the peole at large a measure of good to the largest number, and you believe that because you recall that for more than a third of a century these great republican principles have dominated legislation and administration in this country, and that during all that period you have enjoyed exceptional prosperity, which you have not enjoyed in the past three years and a half. "You know, therefore, something of these great principles from experience, and you are only waiting for an oppor tunity to express that experience in your votes next November. And all those de monstrations which have been witnessed here for the past two weeks are only significant because they show what is in the hearts and minds of the American people—that they want an opportunity, and they want it early, to return to pow er that grand old party, your spokesman so feelingly alluded to, In every branch of the government. "Here in this country we are all de pendent upon each other, no matter what our occupation, all of us want good times, good wages, good prices, good markets. and their value in good money. When we give a good day's wages to our em ployes we want to give a good .sound dollar, and nothing loss. Now, whatever policy will bring us back to those good timos is the one that the great majority of the American people are in favor of. and will so register their votes at the coming election. And you seem to have In your minds what that policy is. I am going to detain you only long enough to say that 1 am grateful or this manifes tation of your confidence upon the part of the representatives of Tuscarawas county. What 1 want to see In this coun try is a return to that prosperity which we enjoyed so lung. What I want is ta Bee I'll'- men at work, and at American prices, and the more men you have at work at good American wages the better the markets will be, and the better prices will they get for their produce. Every one of you farmers know that from exper ience. After expressing my gratitude for the assurance that you have given me of your support and welcoming you from an overflowing heart to my city and to my home, it will give me very great pleasure to meet and to greet each one of you individually." (TremendUOlM applause.) VERDICT OF ORO\KII'S Jl'BV McGregor Held for Preliminary Trial at KoHNlaud. Rossland, B. C 1 July s.—The coroner's jury in the White murder case brought in a verdict a^ follows: "Alfred White died from a wound in flicted by a knife in the hands of Chas. D. McGregor." McGregor comes up this afternoon for his preliminary trial before Magistrate Newton. He will bo committed without doubt. GOV. M'KIXLEY WK>T TO CHUIICH Dr. HhumUh Preached a Fourth of July. Sermon. Canton. Ohio, July 5.— McKlnley went to Trinity-Lutheran church today, where Dr. Bauslin preached a patriotic sermon appropriate to the Fourth of July season. Governor MeKinley's present plans con template but one day's absence from Canton in the immediate future, and that in a day in Cleveland, when he wIU probably be the guest of Mr. Hanna. DEATH OP' A CALIFORNIA 4088 AViib Well Known to Public Men f* WuHlilngrton, D. O. Washington, July 2.-Q. C. MoKlbben, » California forty-niner and a Proml",rJ member of congress from that state. ai here last night. He waa well known v* public men. He lived in Washing^ many years and made considerable monej in the steamboat excursion bu»ines«.