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XiOJX VOLUME III. MEMPHIS, MISSOURI, THURSDAY AUGUST 10. 1893. NUMBER 28. THIS IS PIRATICAL WHAT THE CLOSING OF IN DIA'S MINTS MEANS. Will Fr-- Silver l"iMC Nations In lit r nixc KiiicIIhIi I ill tm Di ali i - TJw Knit- ily In to silit-r . i : Iv ul .I K..ii of 1 li to 1 of Gold. Xhr Si(t it . risU. In the Uoeky Mountain News .T. S. IDangherty of J i 11 i. Toxh, gives tin exposition of what he believes to bo the real anii ins ami purposes of closing the Indian mints. Never consent to ;i compromise. Freecoinage on tin ratio of It; to 1. ot nothing, and we will have them in less than two years as stir1 as the sun shines. India's ability on high silver to bankrupt the cotton factories of England is proof positive that with free coinage we could control the eom nn ree of ;til silver-using people, nnh s they decided to allow as much ir sil ver us we do, and it' they alitl we would have that for which we contend. lit- Hays if there ever was a time when the eole of the American Union were caller upon to act with wisdom and moral courage, the nresent is one. The cn my is nol making an ojen assault upon us, but. under cover is working upon our imagination and fears in the hope of exciting in us such a panic that we, like the foes of the Oideonites, may work our own destruction. But, my countrymen, calm yourselves, ami let us si rip away t he covering and see t he occasion of all this clatter. It is un becoming a greal and mighty nation of bo.ouo.ooo ol eople to permit them selves to be worked into such a fever of excitement by the machinations of the wily fox whose paw has been caught in his own trap, and unless he can scare yon to his relief is going to lose it. Owing t" the low price at which wheat can bo laid down from In dia by the use of cheap silver, there is 1, Olio, otto acres less land sown to wh at in England now than the annual aver age erop was twenty years ago, and her agricultural interests generally are in a depressed condition. In 17! her cotton factories supplied India, China, and .1 a pun with cotton g Is and yarns, there being lml eighteen factories in India, running tl.So.OlH) spindles, whieii after ten years of effort saw tlx ir yarn product taken by China and Japan, amounting only to 1,000,000 jHntmls. In 1875 silver had declined (' cents an ounce, a nd India exported to China and Japan r,IHH,WM) ponnds of cotton yarns. B' lN8u the tlecline in silver had reached 10 cents per ounce more, ami India exported 'J.'i.iKMi.utui muii1.v oi yarns to China and Japan. The fall in tli-' price of silver eon , inning, in l!"S."i the ex (tort of cotton yarns from India to China and Japan had reached 7f. (Mto.ono pounds. Silver still failing in value, hss.i witnessed tie- expori of 127,000.000 pounds of cotton yarns from India lo China and Japan, while with the continuous drop in ilver 1811 closed its eye-; on an export of 1 '.:;. -000,000 pounds of cotton yum from In dia to I'll ina and Japan, this last quan tity Wing six times as much yarn as Ureal Britain exports to those conn tries, and is twice as much as she ex ports to India, China, and Japan alto gether, and will soon equal tin-total shipments of Lancashire to the entire world. Now. why this wonderful de velopment in the export trade of cotton yarn from India to China and JaoauV Because silver, the money of Chiuunml Japan, has been worth more to pay for yarn in India than in England u!l the' time since ISTo. In lso; silver was worth .'! per cent, more in India than in England. Astonishing Stton-ut. A pound of cotton yarn of the same quality is of equal value to the inhab itants of China or Japan, whether spun in India or England, and as the same money that would pay tor 100 pounds of cotton yarn in England would buv and pay for l.v. pounds of yarn of the same quality in India, the I 'hinese and Japanese merchants, being sensible men. bought their gmxls where their money would go furthest to pav for them. Will some patriotic leinoerat bar the doors of the White l use to the office seeker until President Cleve land can get this idea iuto his uiind: The perpetnation of the parr-, in power and the commercial supremacy of the nation depends upon it.1 The result is that India in I s ej in operation eighty-eight cotton mills running 2,380000 spindles and built i ight more cotton mills during that year, so that there are now ninety-six cotton mills in operation in India, is against eight een when silver began to decline. These nulls are all spiuning Indian cotton with Indian lalHr, fed np :. In dian products, and the markets the supply take the place ot that much el the products ol the English mills. The result is thai while eight new cot ton factories are being pushed to com pletion in India, the English cotton mills were close, 1 m a I ekont f r six month a, and were it not for the cheap cotton and wheat that low silver ena bles them, at our expense, to supplv themselves, then eoiul tiou would ho much worse. Wild is the imperial Anglo-Saxon Mood to do? Commerce, when free, does not examine the color of tie- skin of tho. e w ho best serve their wants. Great Britain in 1800, after supplying her own 40.000,000 of home p- ople u it It cotton goods, fipbl to tue rest ol the world $352 520,075 worth of cotton pro hi eta. Is sac going to sit still and see these jellow situs of Shem roll her of thi.. her greatest industry, that has taken her more than three 'jundred years to develop? Great Britain, who, when she first began the manufacture of cotton goods, passed a law that pro hibited all of her citizens from wearing any cotton goods not manufactured in their own conntry, and as soon as she captured India levied a tax on all cot ton looms there, which taxed them out of e x is enee and gave the trade t her own people, and never removed the tax until the discovery of the use of steam and Ark Wright's invention ena bled them to manufacture ietter and !: nper goods than any country in the world? Oh, no; it is not to the tunes of retreat that the British banner has be n placed where it is tirst to kiss the rising sun on every meridian of the earth's face. Something must I h; done toretain this supremacy. Trie English money lenders, while controlling the (lovcrninent and successfully plotting in their own interests, are bankrupting her farming and cotton manufacturing industries, and "a house divided against itself cannot stand." How can all her industries be made to strike the chord of pros erity in unison, is the question. And let us see how the ingenuons En glish mind approaches the subject : Parliament appoints a Commission, of which Cord Herschell was Chairman, to investigate and report. ThisCommis sion has boon gathering information and studying the suajeet for more than eight months, and has recently report ed, recommending First, that the mints of India be closed to the coinage of silver for individual account. Second That the Government buy silver bullion and coin it into rupees at the mints of India, and sell tin- ru pees at '.VI cents apiece in gold. Third that a tori tt be levied on the importation of all silver into India not introduced by the Government. A 1 eri-iliii' itaiii. Now, each of these measures has a special service to perform. First, the stoppage of the free coinage for indi- hi it ds is to depress the value of silver ! bullion and give the Government the ' control of the supply of rupees. At 31 pence an ounce for bullion, the price quoted yesterday, the silver in the rupee would cost the Government 20 cents, and it' sold at '.V2 cents would give; the Governmenl 1'2 cents profit on each rupee, or about 38 cents profit on each ounce, sin- coined into rup 'es. Sixty per cent, profit should certainly be satisfactory to the Gov ernment. Having made this sum herself, she hands the rupees over to her customers with a stamp on them authorizing said customers to pav their debts due her Indian subjects with these rupees at a valuation of a fraction more than IT cents per ruiee. The aggregate ravages Uon India of the throe invasions ot Alexander, I'ompey and Lueullus did not cost In dia one-half the treasure that this measure will Im: submitted to without a revolution. To see the rights of 200,000,000 peo ple adj isted in one day by a council of ..liens 0,H0 miles from the scene of ac tion is a manifestation of concentrated imperial power that would make the mouth of Napohon water. But Eng land is accustomed to large transac tions; her interests demand it, and it is done. Were we disinterested spec tators we might only catch our breath at this glare of power and then float on in a normal mood, but when we see all of our giant industries bowing their towering heads and being stripped of their green leaves and vigorous shoots by the suction of this storm and those with decayed spots in them crashing and tumbling down, we begin to ques tion whether the earth upon which we stand is tirm. In this hour of con fusion and nncertainity upon what can we count as fixed V when1 find the measure with which to eircnmserilie conditions, and make them fall into ; line ready to respond to well-eon-! sidered action : If the mariner should ' cast his eye upon the w aters that the storm was lashing under him in its fury, and attempt to take Lis course from it. it would be a mere accident it ev r he reached a pert of safetv. But ; he directs his eyes to the stars that are fi xed in their course, and though the ; st nil may singe and toss his barque "t on the foaming deep, its prow, if : under control, is ever j ointed to safe ty. And if we. in this financial storm, would find the port of truth, we must ! direct our minds to those fixed princi ples of human nature that never de sert it. Self preservation, the love of i acquisition and power, and the neces I situ s for food, drink and clothing I mast b.- satisfied. With these and : Lord HerseheH's recommendations as j a compass, we will assay the role of j guide to haid the minds of our people to clearly view the objects that the j Englishmen hope to obtain hy this ac- lion. It we knew how much silver thti I Government would buy and com into ; rupees and sell for 32 cents each we could approximate the result on the value of silver. If it lought all offered j i: would not be long b tore silver bul lion would sell for '.'7 c uts per ounce. ; An ounce of silvt r coined into rupees ! and sold at o'J cents each would bring .'; cents, and if sold at 07 cents would leave 2 cents to pay for coming. Bat i this is not going to be done. ECngland Wain - I'rotlt. j trst, because it would prevent the Government from making sufficient j t rofit on coinage. I Secondly, it would cause silver to j advance and weaken the pressure on i the I nited States to repeal the Sher I man act and would strengthen the I cause of free coinage in the United States. All ofthest objects are di- rectly opposite to the purposes of sus j pension and therefore we need not ex ! !': to se the Government become the purchaser of much, if any, silver until after the I nited States has acted upon the subject. They accomplished in one day in the suspension of coinage what ur Government has been nnable lo do in ten years, and now. if by re fusing to give demand for silver they can so reduce its price as to alarm the United States until they establish tin ratio of value in harmony with the rel ative value between gold and silver at the low price of silver as produced by their action thev will accomplish one of the grand results hoped for by doubling the value of all of their cred its and guaranteeing cheap silver with I which to supply their wants in India j for years to come. To talk about ceasing tou.se silver as money is ab surd; more than two-thirds of the poj ulation of the earth Lave no coined j money but sil ver. Tin re is estimated to be coined in the world as money gold amounting in value to S-,727,-018,800 and of silver 83,820,571,304. of I this silver there is 82,020,000,000 a full legal tended in payment of all debts. In 1801) this legal tender has held bv the following nations in the follow ing amounts: France, 8050,000,000: Germany. 8102,000,000 ; Belgium, 848. 400,000; Italy, 825,800,000: Switzer land, 811, 400,000; Greece, 81,800,000; Spain, 800,000.000; Austria-Hungary, $90,000,000: Netherlands, 01,800,000 ; Russia, $22,000,000; Mexico. $50,(KK, 000; South America, 25,000,000; Japan, $50,000,000: India,. $900,000, 000; China, $700,000,000, the Straits, $lOO,oolt,oi)0: Cuba, Hayti, etc., 81. 200.000. All of this money except Mexico and Japan has cost holders in the equivalent of gold more than six teen of silver to one of gold. And doe.s any sane being suppose that they are going to acquiesce in any move ment which will depreciate the pur chasing pow r of more than half of the accumulated money they have been able to save as nations in their history? And in some eases, as India and China, all the money they have being silvt r. No, thev would all be glad to see the value of silver en hanced. The contest is between Eng land and the Fnited States; never lose sight of t his fact : England needs silver to nay for the products she im ports and she has no mines that can produce it, and the Fnited States is the producer and England wants to destroy the value of silver as far as possible so as to enable her to buy if cheap. Jwlllt Hull's Si heme. NoW let us see. When silver is worth 80 cents per ounce it will take loo pure grains of it to buy 23.22 grains of pure gold, the amount is an American dollar, or 25.81 grains of sil ver to 1 of gold. Now suppos - that the Fnited States, under the present pressure, establishes a ratio of 2." of silver to 1 of gold, then she fixes the value of silver at 80 cents per ounce, ami England can buy it at that price and send it to her mints and coin it into rupees at 1.40$ per ounce and use the rupees to pay for wheat, cot ton, rice and jute ami tii. the price of our wheal and cotton. As there will be many who will read this article who will not have an opportunity to read my addre s in connection with it. I re produce from it so much of it as to show how England has done it. I rcni Ksimisc. A pound of cotton or a bushel of wheat of the same quality is of equal value to the English whether they lav it down from India or America. Sup pose a Manchester cotton spinner wants some cotton for his mill and wdieat tor tlour on w hich to feed his operatises. He writes to his London broker to buy him say 10,000 ounces of silver and shit) it to his broker at Bombay. At S" cents per ounce it costs him $8,500 in gold. He writes his broker in Bombay, on the arrival of the silv r bullion, to take it to the mint and have it coined into rupees and invest the product in cotton and ship it to him. His Bombay broker, on the arrival of the silver. oleys instructions, and after paying 2 per cent, seniorage for having it coined, received in rupees $1 1.374 worth, w hich he invests in cot ton and ships to Manchester. n its arrival, counting the cost of silver, freight, brokerage, insurance, etc., sav it costs lo cents per pound to lay it down. An American offers him cot ton, and if he buys it from him he will have to pay for it in gold, so he sav-,; "I am laying down cotton from In dia at a cost of 10 cents per pound in gold, and other things being equal. 1 would prefer t patr nize our own col onies." therefore, if the American sells he must offer the same quality at a lower price. And the price at which the Englishman can lay his cotton down from India is what enables him to tlx t he price on ur eotb n. Free Coinage Would tci It. We w ill assume for the pre-, nt that if we had free coinage of silver that an ettr.ee of it wonld be worth $1.2929, and if it was, then 10.000 ounces of it would cost 12,929 in gold, and w het, sent to Bombay and coined into rupees and when the seniorage was paid, wonld only give $13,374 worth in rupees, the same as when the first cost was 88.500, and there being no more rniees, it would pay for no more pounds of cot ton or bushels of wheat; the freight, insurance, seniorage. and brokerage being the same in both cases, the dif ferenee in the cost of the same amount ot v ould w t e to . i ), of t'o i e uinerence m cost of the silver: $8,500, at s a pound, would buv 85,000 of cotton: but 85,000 pounds of c the cost ot the silver pay for which w a? w I .1. cost laid down in gol t. 15 1-5 cents rn r pound, and ii wheat can be laid down from India at 81 j er bushel, with sil ver 85 cents per ounce, when it wculd cost $1. 2929 per ounce, w heat laid dow n from India would cost l.r2 per bushel, and if it costs 15 1-5 cents per pound and $1.52 per bushel to lay cotton and wheat down from India, then Ameri can cotton and w heat would certain ly be worth 1" cents per pound and $1.50 per bushel. Tart nf thp 11 in. Such was the mode under free coin age in India. Now what will be the process with a ratio of 2" to 1 estab lished by the Fnited States and the English Government buying and coin ing silver into rupees and selling them at 25 cents each, as is now proposed? Silver bullion will be worth not less than 80 cents per ounce. The Govern ment buys it at that and coins it into rupees and sells them for 99 cents, making 19 cents er ounce. The p irehaser, who is the English importer on wheat, cotton, rice, jute, and other articles from India, takes them and pays for these exports to the amount of 81. 10. what costs him but '.U cents, or makes 17, cents an ounce on all the Government coins, so that the only difference in this part of the plan is that the English importer has to divide the profit with the Govern ment. The two make together what the importer made under the old plan. But we will see further on that he is more than compensated for this loss. Let us see how much of these princi pal articles (treat Britain imports that this cheap silver enables her to fix the price of: Wheat $112,552,510, barley $24,832,095, oats $22,855,100. maize $42,001,010. other grains 89.445.725. wheat tlour 42,719,540, other tlour 81,-!:;::.o7.-.. cotton $228,210,140, including $8,888,085, jute $ p. ;:!:, ns,;,, oil seed cakes $8,505,530, rice $13,448,000, cot ton seed $9,531, 100, spices $7,122,455, tea $49,939,833; or $599,207,285, that with silver at 80 cents per ounce she can supply herself witii these articles for two thirds of what she could buy them for if silver was worth $1.2929 per ounce, a saving to her on these items of $199,402. 128 annually, besides a depressing inrluence on many other things she buys. Will some friend of gold inform me w hy England does not put more money into rupees if shf wishes to increase their value, rather than ask l he Fnited States to put more silver into the dollar? Why so much talk about the dishonest dollar and none about the dishonest rupee? She doe--, not want an honest rupee, but cheap silver with which to make dis houest ones. Hut tins is only a part of the infain nts plan. She is keeping hid the recommenda tion of Herschell's Commission, that u tariff be levied on the imports of silver by individuals into India until the Fnited Stales establishes the ratio be tween gold and silver, and then the world will be treated to another sur prise. All 1 11 1 ;l : ills ot. A tariff on the imports of. silver by individuals in India. What will le the effect of this V When the Chinese and Japanese merchants appear at the ports of India to buv cotton goods and yarns, thev will be met by a tariff on their silver, which to pay would cost them more than the increased purchas ing power of their silver in India, may be greater than in England. Hence it will be against their interest to pay the tariff and buy theiifeotton goods and yarns in India, and their trade will again return to Great Britain. This will hankrnpt every cotton factory in India and build up the British cotton factories. It will force India to export all of her cotton to be spun that she does not use for clothing for her home people, and every bale that is exported takes the place of a bale that America could supply. That England is capable of this, her past history demonstrates. Ib ad it in per legislation with reference to facto ries in the Ana rican colonies, Ireland, ami cotton looms iu India. With .cheap silver to buy her raw materials from h. r Jjo.ooo.odo Indian slaves and fix a price on our raw material that she uses, ami a tariff on silver to break up man ufacturing in India, she is mistress of the world for the next hundred years to come, unless we change our policy, despite tl e inventive genius of cur people and our immense' natural re sources. The growth of cotton manu facturing in India under high silver there, demonstrates that with free coinage w could control the commerce ol every silver-using nation on the face of the globe, because they would buy where their money could go furthest, and when we ha i d v loped the busi ness Ei gland could not levy a tariff and destroy it, as she proposes to do for India. Let no one be foolish enough to think ti at the native inhab itants of India are the movers in the suspension of coinage of silver at their mints. Would a people who had in creased the amount of their exports more than 00 per cent, in twenty years 7 Who produces 2,238,000 bales of cot ton as against 078,000 bales twentv vears ago? Who export 59,000.000 bushels ol wheat as against 889,065 twenty years ago? Who bave ninety nine cotton mills against eighteen twenty years ago? Who export 103.- 000 pounds of cotton yum. against 1, ooo. ooo nineteen vears ago? Win: to Defttro I heir Property. No people growing in that way see the light of hope before them. It is England and the office holding En glishmen in India who did the work. First, because their cotton factories are being destroyed by the cotton fac tories iti India, and second, because their salaries are' paid in rupees, which were depreciated when used in pay ment for the luxuries they imported. Now. my countrymen, if you desire 1 rosperity and lib- rty, let every one of you rise and swear iu the presence of the living God that there shall be no compromise w ith injustice and error. Let the word go forth from mouth to mouth with the rapidity of an electric shock that the political head of every Congressman shall come off w ho wa vers or deserts the interests of his country in this, her hour of need. The Panama scandal demonstrates that there are those among us who would betray the interests of their country for money. All such should be tried, and if convicted, banished as unworthy of citizenship in nations whose destiny and mission is to ameli orate, elevate, and ennoble mankind. lb-member how England bought the Irish Parliament to pass the act dis solving the nation and it become a part of the Fnited Kingdom. He member Seyed with his 500,000 in your own Congress iu In 73, securing the demonetization of silver, and know the character of your foe and let no guilty man escape. A Desperate StrujjKU'. The stakes are greater than have ever been played for between nations. They are for the commercial supremacy of the earth. If our country is to win there must be no compromise free coinage of silver on the ratio of lti to 1 or nothing. We will be giving them and robbing ourselves of all. less than that we accept, besides hobbling our selves in the race for sureniucy in the future. If you accept of no promises and the present Congress fails to en act law s that will enable us to use our resources and the products of our la bor so as to receive the beat prices for them, 1801 w ill see but one issue silv er and woe be to the man or party that stands in the way of accomplish ing these results. Statnl fast for justice and the policies that will give prosj erity to your country. Informa tion as to the truth of the situation will rapidly spread, and when the American people are informed on their interest and the objects of Great lrit ain, they art' as sure to come to your support as the sun shines. The object the opposition is to rush the measure of through Congress before the people can understand the situation. Hence, the pouring in of telegrams on the President from all over the country urging him to call an extra session, I believe that none of these were from the friends of free coinage. Henry ( lews is reported to have said, in a communication u few days since, that unless Congress was soon con con veiled and the Sherman act re pealed that our exports might increase and gold begin to be imported, and than all of the force of arguue nt that it was driving gold from the country be lost. Hence, tl.e policy is to con vene Congress as early as practical and rush the measure through under the panic t if t he m tn nt. iir.'c ih .olilhni:-. lo no understand me as being in favor oj' the Sherman act, except as a measure to force the t-doption of free coinage, for I believe there is as much difference between its effects on the prosperity of the country and those of tree coinage ns there is between a pro tracted drouth and refreshing showers upon vegetation. The plan ot opposi tion w ill be to make a compromise and secure a ratio in which there is the largest possible difference between the the value of silver and gold, and 1 re gret to see that Senator Jones is re ported to be willing to accept a ratio of 20 to I. If we stand fast for 10 to I, victory will only lie delayed. To ac cept anything less is to commit sui cide upon our own interests. With coinage England can not hurt us but we can wrench from her for all time the commercial supremacy of the world. In panic we may work our own destruction. Prosperity and freedom, pova rty and slavery are pre sented -which will you choose? And the tariff is still a-robbin'. The two old parties are twins twin frauds. Win ; is the Democratic party doing wioh its chance ? What are you doing to make votes for the Feoph "s part y ? What are those people that don't work here for, anvwav? Xothtxg si ort of actual ownership can ever control the railroads. Uxdeb no circumstances will the people be compelled to pav their debts j iu gold. They'll ritrht lirst. ; Who ever heard of wheat, oats, cot- ton, and corn being at present pric, s when money was plenty? Don't all : answer ;is once. As t.' No a- we men and women pity men who come to errief after thev have : accumulated s.wJu.OOU tn thirty years, i societv will need regeneration. The demonetization of silver bullion ' is w hat the go; ibngs want, not tl e de : inonetizatior of silver dollars. Knock silver out, and gold is enhanced three- American supremacy upon American j soil. No dictation by foreign syndi ; cates. A money for one and all alike. a full legal tender and issued by the , Government. ! The demonetization of silver wonld : paralyze the entire W st. Whose in : t- rests must be considered -Wail ! Street's or those of the .state-, west of ' the Mississippi? The interest .n. the public debt has i Iteen anticipated paid before it is d ue. I Dut the pensions oh, well, is the man ; who carried a gun as good as the man i wbo bought the bonds? TRUMPET CALLS. Ratn'n Born Sound a Warning Note to the I'nrcdeeiiifd. II E R E are no t u r n-t ablet in Heaven. THE devil oft en wears a white cravat. tiunS peace will not stay in a thankless heart. A S II I K TI.KsS tuanflovcs to talk about his bad luck. Love's investments arc always drawing dividends. When a good man goes wrong, God loses a witness. The world is full of religion tii.it did not come from Christ Evkuv man who leads men, ought to le a follower of Christ V.iitom loidvs for fruit on a tree that is covered with 1 ho tis. The fetters of sin are riveted in U re, and burn as well as hind. Nonuxo. hut sin makes a man get. mud when the truth hits htm. .Un that isn't shared with some body else soon becofaes moldy. Kv Kin spark of mercy n us ionics from tire that Cod has kindled. Evek good man is a monument to The fact thai Christ h;is lived. li we hinder Cod's work In our own hearts, we rob the whole world. Those who trust most in (od arc the easiest iKople to please on earth. The devil gets your vote, when you help to put a wicked man in office Tin. man who live- only for him self, is engaged in very small busi ness. GuATEFt'i. content is the best sauce thai was ever served with any din ner. The devil would have to go out of business if he couldn't use white wash. A man's size in Heaven dependt upon how much he weighs for God ou earth. KvEitYnoftv knows that a snarliag church member is a stranger to .le-us Christ. The meeting is very often shut the tightest, just as the leader declares it open. If grumbling could be exchanged for gold, how many of us would soon be rich. c i - rewards to us will depend upon the amount of heart we put into our work. Tin: man who is not doing his l ost, is not doing anything that Cod wants him to do. 1 bi ; in i.nr may discourage, hut they cannot overcome the man who trusts in God. Every man will die disappointed who docs nothing to make the world bt ighter and better. When a young man takes his llrt drink, he gives the devil an ironclad mortgage on himself. I :s'i" think that Cod has forsaken you. just because things do Dot ap pear to be going right. N Christian ever has an anxious thought while he is believing lhat Cod is always good. He IScfrgred Mr. Hhm I 'an Ion. The Lexington, Ky.. reporter who was anxious to furnish sensational details about the Scearce defalcation came pretty n ar being abb' to luni ish them in a way he did Dot relish. A Leader man called on Mrs, Hanna, the handsome young widow in the case', when the following oc curred: Mr-. Hanna w i- told that it was probable that Mr. Scearce, Sr., could not come to his sou's aid. "Why." sip- replied, "he must be a hard sort, of a father. Would you have a gray-haired old man make hiruself penniless for such a son -'" impaired the reporter. T would for the man I loved," was her quick response. "I)o you mean that you love Mr. Scearce and would sacrifice your en tire possessions to save him from prosecution?1 asked the reporter, possibly venturing too tar on the Im pulse of Mrs. Hauua'a fervent hypo thetical nbserval ion. Like a Hash she sprang from her seat, pulled open a bureau drawer, drew out i large r vol ver, and, point ing it at the reporter's bead, x claimed: -T will give you two sec onds to leave this house; you news paper men have imposed on me by making me say things that I should keep to mvself. I'uless rou leave i mediately I wnl hiow your brains out. " Bv this time the pistol was on a level with vhe Leader man's eve. i nd he gianced int.. the st ely looking barrel he wondered il she really would shoot Hastily begging Mrs. Hanna's pur don for intruding on her and assuring her that such display was riot I econi ing iti a lady, the Leader reporter bowed hims If out. Michigan men don't feel a they had eloped it th y don't leave a wife and lour children In dcsiitutecircum :ta ices.