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This Is the Desire of the Ma
jority of the House Com
mittee on Coinage.
direct Charge That the Gold
Bugs Have Entered Into
The Evils of Remonetization,
They Say, Would Be Only
fiajority of the People Said
to Be for Complete Re
Washington, Fob. 14.— The report
cf the majority of the committee on
coinage, weights and measures, recom
mending the passage of the Bland free
coinage bill, will be presented to the
bouse tomorrow by Mr. Bland, and, by
consent ot the minority of the commit
tee, it has been made public tonight.
The report is a long and carefully pre
pared document, which discusses the
various objections made against free
coinage, showing where, in the opinion
of the majority, those objections are ill
founded and how free coinage of silver
would greatly benefit this country, and
especially the producers. The report
begins with an explanation of the pro
visions of the bill reported. Free coiu
age of silver is provided for, and it is re
quired that it be of standard fineness to
meet the cost of the alloy used, the
alloy being all the expense now exacted
of depositors of trold. Coin notes may
be issued on the gold or silver deposited,
if demanded, instead of waiting for the
coin. The committee raised the maxi
mum denominations of these notes from
1500 to $1,000, so as to accommodate deal
ing in large transactions and bank ex
changes. These notes are
Kade Legal Tender,
redeemable in coin on demand. The
bill provides for the conversion of all
our gold and silver notes into coin
notes redeemable in coin, thus doing
away entirely with all legal distinctions.
It is believed this will greatly tendto
promote equality in all respects. There
will no longer be issued gold notes or
silver note?, out bimetallic notes paya
ble in either coin at the pleasure of the
government. The report says it is con
tended th^ reason we exported silver
bullion while our mints were still open
to its free coinage was that our ratio was
such that our coin and bullion silver
was worth mere as compared to gold at
European mints than here, and that the
eanie result would again follow our ratio
remaining at IG to 1, with the French
mints open to free coinage at 15>£ to 1.
This, it is held, would prevent European
nations, especially France, from again
returning to the bimetallic system. To
avoid this, the committee provided that
our ratio should be changed to 15)^ to
1 so soon as Fiance resumes free silver
coinage at that ratio. The report then
under the head
"TJic Sump of Silver"
proceeds to a discussion of the cry that
free coinage of silver would make the
United States the dumping ground for
the silver of the world. The report says:
"The familiar warning that free coin
age would cause shiploaclsof silver from
other countries to be brought here and
dumped at our mints in exchange for
our gold is still urged. How can this
be under the bill or proposed law? The
shipload of silver brought to our mints
by the foreigner would be coined into
standard dollars, and these dollars re
turned to him, but he could not go to
cur treasury and demand gold for them,
nor could he compel one of our citizens
to swap him off a gold dollar for a silver
dolar. That is a voluntary trade that
uo law ouzht to interfere with. Should
the foreigner take coin notes for his
bullion instead of coin, the same thing
happens. He can take his coin note to
the treasury and demand redemption,
but that note is redeemable in coin,
and the secretary of the treasury could
hand him back Hie coin struck from his
own bullion. The foreigner then would
ascertain that he had committed the
blunder of bringing silver to our mints
when it is worth three centson the dol
lar less than it was at home, and that
he loses this three cents and cost of
transportation besides. What then will
he do with his money? He must either
Invest it iv property here, or go home
with it.
He Could Xot Bny Gold
Vitli it, or gold exchange, unless gold
and silver were at par; in this case
there could be no reason for preferring
the one metal to the other. If gold went
to a premium he would have to pay the
premium on his exchange, thus entail
ing on him additional loss on hisr enter
prise of sending us shiploads of silver.
If he invests his shipload of silver
money iv our property and business
enterprises, he will at once stimulate
industries, awaken enterprises, and give
us a healthy business and sound cur
rency. Prosperity here and stagnation
In the old countries vould force
shiploads of their people into
this country hi search of their
lost shiploads of money. The nations
of tne old world are aware of this. They
will see to it that no such thing oc
curred. They know the advantage the
free coinage qf silver would guarantee
us, hence their uniform predictions that
calamity would be the result instead of
prosperity. They are not in the habit
of giving us trustworthy advice as to
the course we should pursue in this
The report then quotes from the re
port of Mr. Wiudom, then secretary of
treasury, for the year ISSO.in which the
secretary took the position that no
danger need be apprehended of a flood
©f European silver. Says the secretary :
"There is in fact no accumulation of
pi her bullion anywhere in the world.
Germany long since
Disposed of Her Stock
of melted silver coins, partly by sale,
partly by recoinage into her own new
Babstdary coins and partly by use iv
coining for. Egypt. Only recently it be
came necessary to purchase silver for
the Egyptian coinage executed at the
mint at Berlin."
"It is plain, then, that there Is no
danger that the silver product of past
years will be poured into our mints un
less new steps be taken for demonetiza
tion, and for this improbable conting
ency ample safeguards can be provided.
Nor need there be any serious appre
hension that any considerable part of
the stock of the silver coin of Europe

would be shipped to the United States
lor deposit for treasury notes. There
13 much less reason for shipping coin to
this country than bullion, for. while the
leading nations of Europe have discon
tinued the coinage of full legal tender
silver pieces, they have provided by
law for maintaining their existing stock
of silver coins at par. In England,
Portugal and the states of the Scandi
navian union there is no stock of silver
coin except subsidiary coins required
for change purposes, the nominal value
of which is far in excess of the bullion
value. Germany has in circulation
about f 100,000,000 in
Old Silver Tlialers,
but ten years have passed since the sales
of bullion arising under the anti-silver
legislation of isTo were discontinued.
The states Qf the Latin union and Spain,
which has a similar monetary system,
are the only countries in Europe which
have any large stock of silver coins.and
the commercial necessities of these
countries are Bach that they could not
afford without serious financial distress
to withdraw from circulation silver
coins to deposit them at our mints on
payment ot their bullion value
in notes. The trutii is," the
majority report then continues,
"that tho conspiracy formed in the old
world, planned and successfully carried
through there and here, was aimed to
confine the debt-paying mediums of
the nations concerned to the single
metal, gold. For this purpose the par
of cent ti lies was broken. Gold was de
creed to rapidly rise in value, thus
adding 50 per cent to the value of cred
its, enriching creditors, public and pri
vate, at the expense of debtors and tax
payers; enormously depressing the
value of labor and the products of labor
as compared . to notes, bonds and mort
gages. The woids free coinage of silver
tend a thrill of terror to the promoters
of this conspiracy and the beneficiaries.
They know that when this great eov
ernment thus throws Us weight in the
silver balance the world will again be
restored to full
Fa i lh and Confidence
in the future safety of silver as the
money of the world. The conspiracy
would be exposed and defeated. It is
this phase of the issue they fear, not
the swapping of shiploads of silver for
silver dollars. It is the restoration of
the bi-metallic par. It is the skeleton
of defeated fraud and avarice that lurks
in the closet of the golfl palace that we
are called upon to meet in battie on the
free coinage question. The busbwhack
intr warfare waged against restoration
of silver is the most potent exhibition
of the weakening of the enemy. It is
argued, first, that all our gold* will go
to a premium and be hoarded. In
the next breath it is said that the siiver
miner will be enriched by coining his
bullion, worth 75 cents, into a dollar
worth ICO cents, not stopping to think
that this could not be so unless the free
coinage of silver puts it at par with gold,
in which case there could be no pre
mium on gold, and no hoarding for sued
reasons. The next slogan is "that the
billions of silver coins of other countries
would immediately be brought here to
exchange for our" gold: this, without
stopping to reflect that today we have
only $i:>.VJOO,OOO of cold in the federal
treasury, and even this cannot by any
free coinage law b« drawn out in pay
ment for silver doiiars or coined notes.
Again, it is said, we give the silver
miner at our mints a dollar for bullion
Costs Only 41 Cents,
without hesitating a moment to reflect
that the gold miner, as is often done,
extracts live ounces a day in gold that
we coin into $100. when his day's wages
is worth only $3 or $4, thus coining his
product that costs but H into money of
$100. There are no mining statistics
that can even approximate the vast out
lay of labor and capital, not to say pri
vation and deprivation, wasted abso
lutely in the search of orecious metals
—gold and silver. The old adage, that
it takes gold to work a silver mine, is
an illustration of the costs of
such mining. Many thousands wasie
their laoor and capital in fruitless
search for the hidden treasure.
As a mining question it may be
fairly said that the gold miner now has
a monopoly at our mints, fiat equality
and equal justice would give the silver
miner the same privilege. It is tugged
in to prejudice and blind the mind.
When the utter inconsistencies and fal
lacies of all the other objections to free
coinage are shown, we are confronted
with the ultimatum that our gold will
(lee this country at once, contracting
our currency to the amount of $680,000,
--000. The monthly statement of the
secretary of the treasury for Jan. 1,
IS9:>, shows we have in the treasury
gold coin and bullion $275,'24G,700. The
last annual report of the controller of
the currency shows gold in national
banks amounting to $57,G75.142, and in
private banks and other institutions
$8,883,552, a total in banks of *9<5,555,G94,
making a total in treasury and iv banks
of $375,402,554. Of all
The Objections
urged against free coinage, this, in the
opinion of our committee, is the only
one that deserves serious consideration.
That the change proposed in our cur
rency laws, involving the complete res
toration of the bimetallic standard, a
return to the coinage of both metals on
equal terms, will cause for the moment
some apprehension and probably a dis
position to hoard gold, may be expected.
Yet any evils that may result must in
the nature of the situation be transitory.
Yet it will not be contended that our
laws relating to the currency or tariff or
other methods of taxation need to be
altered. The ultimate good to
bo obtained is and always has
been a sufficient argument for
amendments. To restore silver
now would not make tho radical
chancre that was effected in our cur
rency laws by the act demonetizing it.
Indeed, demonetization took place with
out a warning, and at a time when we
were looking to a resumption of coin
payments, and surely needed all the
specie possible. We have approached
free coinage gradually. We* resumed
the coinage of the standard silver dollar
in IS7B with the distinct purpose of put
ting this country on the gold and silver
basis. At no time since then has there
been a cessation on the part of a vast
majority of our people of efforts for its
complete rehabilitation. We have
coined over 400,000,000 of silver dollars,
and we have besides over $50,000,000 of
silver bullion, and arc now purchasing
4,500,000 ounces every month or 54,000,
--000 ounces annually. Our approach to
free coinage has been
Steady and Persistent.
•'We believe silver should have been
restored at once iv 1878. Then the
longer it is delayed the greater the in
justice done to our people. A few timid
people and a few misers might for a
moment hoard gold, but the gold in this
country for the most ig held by a class
of our citizens who are too shrewd and
alive to their own interests to drop this
gold in the sea or bury it in the ground,
whence it came and whence it wil con
tinue to be extracted. The holders of
gold could not and would not bear
the loss of so much dead capital. At
least, they would do no more with gold
than they are now doing, loan it out on
contracts for the return of the principal
and interest in gold. We are suffering
all the evils alleged against free coinage
by its opponents without the realization
of many of the benefits of free coinage
claimed by its friends. The restoration
of silver as a money metal by this
Continued on Fifth Page.
The Peculiar Tariff Bill Intro
duced by Mr. Hall, of
It Is Aimed at Millionaires
Who Buy Their Clothing
in Paris.
The Outline of Business Indi
cates a Dull Week in
The Silver Question Will Be
the Absorbing- Topic in
Special to the Globe.
Washington*, Feb. 14.—Representa
tive Hall escaped from the crush at the
president's reception last Tuesday even
ing, and immediately dratted a tariff
bill as the result of his observation and
experience there. Speaking of the bill,
which he has just introduced, he said to
the Globe correspondent: 1 attended
the reception and admired, as only a
rural member can, the elaborate and
costly costumes exposed to public in
spection. It seemed as if all the mill
ionaires of the country, with Jay Gould
and Morton at their head, together with
their wives, daughters, sisters, cousins
and aunts, were out in all their daz
zling glory for the benefit of us com
moners. Nothing can be more un-
American than tbese fashionable recep
tions given by the American president.
A somewhat vulgar imitation of the
court customs of Europe, they afford to
the very wealthy the opportunity of
flaunting their riches in the face of the
common people, and to the latter the
morbid satisfaction of seeing and envy
ing those riches. 1 think they are in
bad taste and
Politically Unwholesome.
The White house, like the church,
should be a place where such contrasts
should be repressed, and not encour
aged. Yet he will be a courageous
president who will dare to clip the
wings of the millionaires as they enter
the White house, and insist that there,
at least, simplicity and not ostentation
shall be fashionable. A great many—
nearly all— of the costliest and most
dazzling of the costumes which I saw,
were not only made of foreign materi
als, but were probably cut, fitted and
made up abroad, while the fair owners
were enjoying the delights of a sum
mer trip over the Atlantic. They do
this, these wealthy Americans. Year
after year the whole family trip it over
to Europe, and bring back with them
the choicest and most expensive cos
tumes to be found in the fashionable
marts of London and Paris. It is there
that their wardrobes are "stocked up,"
and they come back fully equipped for
the season at home. There is thrift,
too, in this; for all these rich and costly
Adornments of "Society."
classed in McKinley's free list as
"wearing apparel and personal effects,"
pass with their owners throutrh our cus
tom houses untaxed. If they directly
imported their wardrobes, or if they
brought with them the materials only
to be cut and fashioned by American
tailors, dressmakers and milliners, they
would be compelled to pay the tariff tax
upon them. By bringing them with
them ready for wear they escape this.
The result is that, as our fashionable
rich must have such thines, instead of
sending for them, or having them made
up here, they go abroad, have them
made there, and actually save money by
the operation. The bill I introduced is
the moral of the president's reception.
It protects the American tailors and
dressmakers from the competition of
the Parisian clothesmakers. McKinlev
neglected to do this and I seek to per
fect his law. The bill provides that the
wearing apparel (not exceeding $50 in
value), actually in use by a person re
turning to the United States, and all
other apparel and effects which such
person carried with him when he went
abroad, shall be
Admitted Free.
This enables him to land here fully
clothed in a foreign-made suit, and also
to bring back with him whatever he
carried away, untaxed. If he brings
more than ?50 worth of clothing pur
chased abroad he pays the same duty as
you or I would if we had imported it by
order. The fact that he can afford to
make the trip confers upon him no spe
cial privilege and gives him no im
munity from taxation. The bill also
provides that foreign-born persons im
migrating to the United States with the
intention of permanently residing nere
may bring with them untaxed their
household goods, clothing, etc., without
regard to their value. Such thiugs are
almost in the nature of heirlooms, chiefly
valuable because of their associations,
and for that reason should be free. The
personal effects of tourists, and the
scenery, wardrobes, apparatus, etc., of
actors, lecturers and scientists who
come for temporary purposes oulv are
put on the free list. This bill" is so
thoroughly protective that it ought to
be satisfactory to all protectionists, ex
cept the millionaires.
Very Little to Excite Outside of
Washington, Feb. 14.-The senate
will still have the printing bill before it
as the unfinished business during the
coming week, with the Paddock pure
food bill as the special order to follow.
Several senators have resolutions on the
table subject to call, which may be
taken up during the morning hours for
the purpose of submitting a few re
marks. Among these is that of Mr.
Palmer, a resolution providing for the
election of United States senators
by the people, and that ot
Mr. Call, a resolution of investigation
into alleged attempts of railroad cor
porations and their foreign bondholders
to improperly influence the choice of a
senator by the legislature of Florida in
1891. The Dubois-Claggett contested
election case from Idaho has not yet
been pisposed of. The military acad
emy bill, the first regular appropriation
bill of the session, is ready to be re
ferred to the senate for its action, and it
may come up at any time.
No programme of business has been
arranged for the house for this week.
Measures reported from the committee
on judiciary will receive consideration
during the early part of the week, and
the Indian appropriation bill will proba
bly be disposed of. The Craig-Stewart
contested election case has been dis
posed of by the committee on elections,
and, being a private measure, may be
called up at auy time. The silver bill
is being urged by a large number of
in burs, and it is thought that tho
committee on rules will lix some day \
this week for the beginning of its con
sideration. A day will probably be de
voted to the private calendar, and this, \
with the measures mentioned above,
and matters that may come from the,
c tmmittee on rules, it is thought, will
consume the week. " : ; .
Society Has a General All-Round
Washington, Feb. 14.— The week
ended yesterday capped the climax of
the social season. Such another round
of gayeties has not been witnessed ,in
Washington as this winter has provid
ed. Old residents say the year of 1892
sin pisses in brilliancy, variety and
number of its social events anything
they can recollect. Friday night pre
sented to the upper ten a "wider . range
of entertainment than any night of the
week, which passes into history as
the brightest of all. Dr. and
Mrs. Hammond at the eletrnnt
residence Belmond on the hill north of
the city, and Mr. and, Mrs. Nelson
Brown gave elaborate dances, as did
also Ho Chen Chee. secretary of the
Chinese lecation. Senator and Mrs. :
Quay introduced their daughter, Coral,
to a fashionable eathering of Washing
ton people, including, of course, a large:
representation of the families of the as
sociates of the host in the senate.
On Thursday night Secretary and Mrs.
Noble gave a dinner to the president
and Mrs. Harrison, in which Mrs. No
ble set a new feature in table etiquette
in the manner of seating a company at
the table, at which the official heal of
the nation is the guest of honor, by
placing the president at the head of the
table, she occupying a seat upon the
right, while Secretary Noble sat at the
opposite end of the table, with Mrs.
Harrison upon his right. The same
evening, Calumet place, the home of
Mrs. John A. Logan, was the scene of a
gathering of brilliancy and beauty. The
occasion was a reception given by Mrs.
Logan to her many friends.
The first assembly ball was held at
the Arlington hotel Wednesday even
ing,and its popularity was demonstrated
by an attendance of 450, among whom
were the ultra fashionable of Washing
ton society ana their invited guests. On
the afternoon of the same day the
handsome drawing room of the sec
retary of war was for the first time
open to the inspection of society, and
Mrs. Elkins cordially and gracefully
received a tide of humanity.
Last night the National Capital Press
club gave its first public dinner at Hotel
Cochran, at which 110 gentlemen, among
whom were cabinet officers, senators
and representatives and other high offi
cials, sat down. During the evening
there was an unbounded flow of wit and
rich repartee. Man-y happy hits were
made and the impromptu speech-mak
ing did not conclude until after mid .
night. - . -
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Mrs. Blame's Suit.
Special to the Globe.
Deadwood, S. D., Feb. 14.-Mrs. James
G. Blame Jr., and retinue of. servants,
will arrive in this city Wednesday to
stay during the trial of her now famous
divorce suit. Apartments have been
secured and everything is in readiness
for her coming. Your correspondent
has had several interviews with promi
nent attorneys here, who express them
selves as being satisfied that a verdict
will be rendered in favor of plaintiff.
The entire population of the Hills are
In sympathy with Mrs. Blame, as is also
the local press. . _
An Effort to Get Them Taken Care
Special to f he Globe.
Jamestown, Feb. 14.— 1t Is learned
that au effort is being made by a lead
ing St. Paul mortgage company to form
an association of loan companies for .the
purpose of selling, farming, renting and'
looking after the lands in North and
South Dakota that have been foreclosed.
Many of these lands were taken up by ;
parties who never intended to become
permanent residents or to improve the
claims, but with the sole intention of
borrowing as much money on them as
possible, and skipping the country. As
a consequence a large number of fore
closures have been made, the mort
gagees in nearly every case only fore
closing after every other resource iiad
tailed. The loan companies interested
in the Dakotas are requested to attend a
meeting at St. Paul, Feb. 24. A stock
company is proposed, which, if organ
ized, will look after the scattered tracts'
of lands, protect the property from
neglect and loss, and co-operate with all
enterprises which are being started to
get immigration into the state. The
Joan companies are directly interested
in this. Their holdings aie large, and
their influence, if combined, would be
a great Assistance in getting settlers on
vacant lands.
An Event Full of Exciteniont for
Girard, Ark., Feb. 14.— wolf
drive, for which preparations have been
In progress for two months, took place
yesterday. At 9 o'clock in the morning
a gane of men surrounded a section of
the country measuring ten miles square.
With 1.000 men on each side of the
square there were 100 to the mile, . or
nearly one man to every fifty feet. The
firing of a cannon wa3 the signal for the
final closing in. The wolves were not 'i
to be killed until they were rounded up
in the center. The chase began at .r
o'clock and as a result twenty-two
wolves were killed. At 5 o'clock the
forces left the field feeling jubilant
over their success.
..' ■
In Sight of Niagara.
Lockport, N. V., Feb. 14.— A recent
rumor that the Canadian Pacific road
was behind the railroad scheme to build
along the banks of the Niagara river
from Chippewa to Queenstovvn, passing
through Queen Victoria park in full
view of the falls, has been confirmed by
the arrival of Vice President Angus'
private car with several prominent'onV
cials of the road. The party made an :
inspection of the line. The material for
construction has partially arrived, and
work will be commenced as soou as
weather permits.
The Bank May Resume.
San Diego, Feb. 14.— 1t will be defi
nitely settled in a few days whether the
California National bank, which sus
pended here last fall, will resume busi
ness. A telegram has been sent to the
comptroller of the currency at Washing
ton stating that 90 per cent of the stock
holders had agreed to assess themselves
to assist the bank. If tho comptroller
returns a favorable answer the bank
will resume at once.
His Ears Muffled.
Dcs Moixes, 10., Feb. 14.— James
Messier, aged about thirty, was ruu
over aud almost instantly killed by a
switch engine in the Diagonal yards
this evening. His ears were covered to
protect them from the cold, and it is
supposed he did not hear the cugiixrs
closu appioaca.
John Kelly, the Negro Mur
derer, Strung to a Tele
graph Pole.
lis Body Then Riddled With
Bullets by an Arkansas
His Accomplice, Culbert Har
ris, Gets a Dose of the
Same Medicine.
Brooks Story, the Express
Robber, Is Cleverly Cap
tured in the South.
PrxE Bi.trFF, Ark., Feb. 14.— John
Kelly, the negro who murdered J. T.
McAdams on the streets in this city last
Tuesday night, was captured at Bison,
Ark., a little station on the Cotton Belt
road twenty miles south of Piue Bluff.
The capture was made by Town Mar
shall J. E. Harrison, and he was in
structed by Chief of Police Nelson to
bring the prisoner to this city on
the first train. The news of the capture
spread madly through the entire town,
and when it became known that Kelly
would reach here on a freight train
about 9:30 o'clock, a crown commenced
congregating and it soon became ap
parent that justice would speedily be
administered. The train reached the
yard about 9:35 p. m., and was met by a
mob of between 300 and 500 people.
As soon as the prisoner was identified
there was a cry of "To the court house!"
The officers in charge of the prisoner
made a show of resistance and demand
ed that they be allowed to lodge their
man in the city jail. Their efforts, how
ever, were unavailing, and the excited
crowd, which had now
Increased to a Thousand
or more persons, soon had the murderer
in their possession. They marched up
Main street to the court house stairs. A
rope was soon displayed and cries of
"String him" were raised by a thousand
throats. The prisoner was called upon
to speak and say if he were guilty. He
claimed that he was innocent. A
rope was speedily placed over
the cross pin of a telegraph
pole immediately in front of the court
house, and the body of John Kelly was
soon hanging forty feet in the air and
his body riddled with bullets. The ex
ecution took-place in the full glare of
several electric lights, and was wit
nessed by about 10,000 people,
many of them being ladies hemmed
ia by the crowd on their way
from church. The prisoner in his re
marks before he was executed claimed
that be had information that would
lead to the arrest of the other perpetra
tors of several other murders, which
had been committed recently in this
section of the state. The crowd, think
ing this only a ruse to protect himself,
would not let him off. As the body of
The Lifeless Kelly
swung from side to side the air re
sounded witli cries of "Lynch Cuibert
Harris, his accomplice." A rush was
made for the jail in the rear of the
court house, and men with axes com
menced breaking in the windows.
They soon effected an entrance, and
the guilty Harris was qnickly pointed
out by the other prisoners. He urged
to be heard a few moments, and the
crowd listened, but his words were not
satisfactory." "Hang him; hang him,"
was the cryj and he was quickly taken
to the front of the court house and an
other rope was secured. As the clock
on the court house tolled the quarter of
11, the body was jerked into the air.
Simultaneously there was a report of a
hundred shots, and the body was a
corpse. Both men were hanged from
the same telegraph pole, and their
bodies are now dangling in the air a few
feet apart.
Detective Jackson Rounds Up a
Bad Man.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 14.— Brooks
Story and Sara and Zed Russell, on the
night of Oct. 8, 1891, held up the ex
press agent at Durant, Miss., and
robbed the company of $2,490. Detect
ive Jackson caught them all on Oct. 27
and placed them in jail at Lexington.
He recovered $2,240 from the Russell
boys. On Nov. 21 the three broke jail
and escaped. Feb. 5 Detective Jack
sou reported Story in Atlanta county,
whither he had goue to make arrange
ments to leave the country with his
wife. The following Monday Jackson,
with G. W. Brown, of Atlanta, tracked
Story through the jungles of Yazoo, Sun
Flower and into Sharkey county to the
house of a fanner. After two days' re
coiinoissance,last night at 7:3o, Jackson,
in his bare feet, stealthly gained the
house while Brooks and his host were
at supper. Suddenly Jackson burst
through the door upon them, surprising
Story by presenting a forty-five Colt's
at his head. Story's hands went
up at once with the same
remark that he had used twice before
when captured by Jackson, "1 was ex
pecting you." Story's rifle was in reach,
making the third Jackson had taken
from him. Jackson made the arrest
alone, Mr. Brown having succumbed to
fatigue the day before. Jackson brought
Story here at noon today and put him
in the jail. In an interview with Story
he said: "If he possessed it, he would
.give a million dollars if he had never
'committed the robbery. It was his first
exploit, and would be his last. He was
guilty, and would so plead in court. He
had a wife and four children, and keenly
felt the disgrace on their account as
well as his own. Jackson had treated him
kindly, and it was useless for any one
to try to get away from Jackson, as
Rube Borrows could testify, if he was
alive. Story is twenty-nine years old
and is without education, but possesses
■much cunning. He is a brother of
•Eugene Story, the notorious criminal
Who killed Marshall Soout. of Aberdeen,
land wounded an officer who attempted
to arrest him in Louisiana.
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Which Is Presumed to Be in the
Interest of Harris.
r Chicago, Feb. 14.— Carl Peterson,
who seems to be mixed up in the case of
Carlyle Harris, found guilty of the mur
der of Helen N. Potts in New York,
called at the newspaper offices last
night to hear the latest news from New
York iv reference to the ease. It has
been learned from New York that his
real name is Carl Hayman. He ac
knowledged last night that his name
was not Peterson, and said that
he did not want his own name
published, as it would interfere with
business. Ho said that he was in the
white goods business, but would not
give his business address. He also re
fused to tell where he lived. His prin
cipal reason for not going to New York
to testify in Harris' behalf, he said, was
because be believed that Harris would
not be convicted. Mr. Hyanian-Peterson
is a good-looking young man, with dark
hair, smooth face and a very bright eye.
He says he does not know when he will
go to New York.
Complained of Kobery, and Was
Shot in the Keck.
Crede, Col., Feb. 14.— A shooting
affair occurred Friday night, the partic
ulars of which have been suppressed.
As far as can be learned no one was
killed. "Louisiana Kid" had been
gambling in "Soapy" Smith's place,
and had lost his money. He had been
complaining tbat he had been robbed,
when he was promptly knocked on the
head with a six-shooter, and thrown
out of doors. The Kid, thirsting for
revenge, laid in wait outside,
and soou afterwards two of
Smith's gang came out. The
"Louisiana Kid" opened fire on the two
men, which they were not slow to re
turn. The firing then became general,
and many bystanders iiad narrow es
capes. The result was that the manager
of Smith's place, whose name cannot
be learned, had both his thumbs shot
off, got a slight wound in ins body and
had an arm broken. The "Loisuiana
Kid" received three shots, one in the
neck and two in the body. None of the
wounds are fatal. No arrests were
Bat Got Arrested in Attempting to
Work It.
Daklas, Tex.. Feb. 14.— Early yes
terday morning Officers Jordan, Steele,
Miller, Mape and Rollins surrounded
Warden's gun store and captured bill
Burns, of Honey Grove; Ed Miller, of
Kansas City; Charles Smith, and Bill
Barnum, of Austin. They shot Bill
Burns before he would surrender. One
of the quartette confessed that
they had entered the store for the
purpose of getting at least one Win
chester and a pistol apiece, and that
their plan was to rob a train last night.
He Intimated they would hold up the
Texas & Pacific east-bound express at
Eagleford, just west of the city, and,
after doing it up, throw their arms in
the Trinity and then one by one walk
into town. They seem to have had a
pointer that the train would have a
heavy amount of gold on board from
A Mexican Fatally Wounded in a
Eagxe Pass, Tex., Feb. 14.— At a
fandango given at Villa Muquiz, a
Mexican village forty miles south of
here, last night, Harry Carmen, an
American teiegraph operator, and
Cuerto Flores, a young Mexican
ranchero, became involved iv a quarrel
over a fair senorita. The American was
challenged to a duel and promptly ac
cepted. The principals and their sec
onds stepped out of the dance hall and
measured off the required number of
paces in the center of the street. The
moon gave a flood of lieht and they
could easily distinguish each other.
Two rounds were fired. Neither was
hit the first shots. Carmen receiving the
bullet in his watch. On the second shot
the Mexican was struck in the chest
and fatally wounded. Carmen was ar
rested and is confined in the jusgado.
Awful Fate of a Kansan and His
D aughter.
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 14.— A stockman
named Pratt and his little daughter were
killed and their bodies terribly man
gled by wild dogs some miles from
Leonard, Sherman county, last night.
These dogs come in from Colorado at
this time of year, but their depre
dations have been confined gener
ally to stock, but travelers
have told of being chased by them.
Pratt evidently made a desperate fight.
as the road alone which he was chased
was marked by the carcasses of dogs.
He and his daughter left Leonard for
home just at nightfall and got within a
mile safely before succumbing. There
the wagon they were in overturned and
they were evidently killed just where
they fell. The horses, too, were dragged
down and partially eaten a short dis
tance away.
The Murderer of His Father Goes
to State Prison.
Sault Ste. Mahie, Mich., Feb. 14.—
William Coulter, the murderer of his
aged father, and the man from whom
Miss Eva Cusick, the revivalist, secured
a confession, was arraigned before the
circuit court here yesterday charged
with perjury. He entered the court
room praying to God to give him more
lieht, and expressing himself willing to
accept any sentence the court would
give him to pay the penalty of his
crime. The sheriff was obliged to re
move him from the court room, he was
so exhausted and prayed so loudly.
Judge Steere asked him if he was
guilty or not guilty. Coulter answered
"guilty." He was then sentenced to
ten years in the penitentiary.
Fire in the Varnish.
New York, Feb. 14.— Fire this morn
ing partially destroyod the five-story
furniture factory of Charles Lench at
516-520 East Seventeenth street. It is
supposed to have originated in a show
room on the first floor, and slowiv
burned its way to the second floor, where
two large varnish tanks, when reached
by the flames, furnished fuel that soon
caused the flames to envelop the build
ing. Three alarms were sent, and tho
firemen worked heroically for two hours
before the flames were controlled.
Charles Lench's damage is about 5100,
--000, fully insured. The damage to the
building is 130,000, also insured.
The Groom AY as Killed.
West Bemcley, Cal., Feb. 14.— A
serious accident occurred here last even
ins. F. J. Biapo and Conchita Ailvester
were married at St. Joseph's church,
and the bridal party proceeded to Posen
station to take the local train to their
residence. While standing on the track,
the overland train, which does not stop
at the station, suddenly dashed around
the curve through a cut into the party.
Biapo and Mis. Silva, a friend of the
bride, were instantly killed, while a
little boy was dangerously wounded.
The bride's grief was heartrending.
This Is the Opinion of Senator
Wolcott Upon Our Little
The Silver Republicans Al
ready Looking for Anoth
er Candidate.
Colorado, He Asserts, Will
Not Vote for Mr. Har
Gen. Alger Makes Another At
tempt to Get in Party
Dkxvei?, Co!., Feb. 14.— Senator Wol
cott has given the following interview
on the Blame letter and Mr. Harrison's
chances of a renbmiualion. .Senator
Woleott says: '"The withdrawal of Mr.
Blame as a candidate changes the entire
situation, and 1 feel it to be a duty I owe
to Colorado .Republicans' to state my
views plainly on the possible results of
any timidity upon their part."
"Why, senator, do you so earnestly
oppose a Colorado delegation voting for
Harrison at the Minneapolis conven
"Because there is no man in public
life today who is a more bitter or unre
lenting enemy lo the free coinage of sil
ver than is President Harrison."
. "What truth is there, senator, \n the
report that President Harrison has ex
pressed a willingness for the free coin
age of the American silver production?"
"It is untrue. He has 'never made
such a statement to any one. Such a ru
mor was flying about for a while, but
the story was the invention of some
gold-bug politicians living in silver
states to cover up, as much as they
could, the treason to silver that was
necessarily implied by their support of
Harrison for renominaliou."
"Have you any opinion as to who the
strongest candidate against Harrison
will be at the Minneapolis convention?"
"No, I have not. The sudden with
drawal of Mr. Blame has left those op
posing Harrison's renominatiou at sea
for the present But the leading men.
of the Kepubllcan party who have been
most pronounced in urging Mr. Blame
to stand as a candidate will unite upon
some other man worthy the support of
Republicans throughout the land. There
is an abiding conviction among leading
and influential Republicans that Harri
son cannot be re-elected, and they will
feel compelled to. prevent his nomina
tion if they can.
"Under no possible r continsrency,"
concluded Mr. Wolcott. "can Colorado
Republicans justify themselves in vot
ing for Harrison."
Another Attempt at Clearing Up
His Record.
Chicago, Feb. 14.— A special to the
Tribune from Washington says that
friends of Gen. Alger claim to have evi
dence that agents of the administration
were responsible tor the New York
Sun's attack on the generai's military
record, and charge that "Secretary El
kins was the direct agent for making
the accusation public. They think that
the general's statement sent out from
Detroit completeiy disposes of Editor
Dana's charges, and are taking advan
tage of the attack to put his candidacy
on an aggressive basis.
Detroit, Mich.. Feb. 14.— 1n an au
thorized interview today Gen. Alger
declared that he has but little to say in
answer to Dana's latest editorial con
cerning him. lie absolutely denies,
however, that he applied for ten days'
leave of absence after the crossing near
Shepherdstown. Ya., but reiterates that
he was sent to the hospital without re
questing it; therefore, a request of
leave could not have been denied by
Custer. He also answers Dana by say
ing his retirement from the army was
not one iota different in form from the
thousands of others who were honora
ably discharged. Gen. Alger expresses*
deep regret, if in his haste and indigna
tion at repelling the assassin's stab at
his good name, he used words regarding
Gen. Custer that wound the feelings of
that brave soldier's brave widow, who is
a personal friend of both Gen. and
Mrs. Alger.
An Alliance Man Who Wants
This Ticket.
Jacksox, Miss., Feb. 14.—Eepresent
ative Burkctt, state Allianco lecturer,
will tomorrow introduce into the house
a joiut resolution inviting Senator Hill
to visit the capitol of Mississippi, and
deliver, on the occasion of his visit, a
speech on any subject he may choose,
on or before the Ist day of March. In
conversation upon the subject Mr.
"1 regard Mr. Hill as nearer in line
with the refoims demanded by onr peo
ple than any other Eastern Democrat
prominent enough to be mentioned for
the presidency. Alliance Democrats of
Mississippi, and nine-tenths of the order
are Democrats, will support the Demo
cratic nominee, whoever he may be.
Boies, of lowa, or Palmer, of Illinois,
would be acceptable to Mississippi, but
before the gold standard views of Uus
sell, of Massachusetts, he would make
an excellent showing. My individual
preference, however, is Hill and Gray,
because 1 believe that to be the strong
est ticket that could be presented by the
Democratic party."
It will be remembered that a poll of
the Mississippi legislature some weeks
ago gave Cleveland the lead over the
field. . , . ■:. ■ .•. ■
Hill Off for Albany.
New Yobs, Feb. 14.— Senator David
B. Hill evidently changed his mind to
day, for, instead of going to Washing
ton, as he had announced was his in
tention, he took tho early train for Al
bany. Senator Calvin S. Brice was in
the " city today, but so far as the hotel
people knew he did not call upou Sena
tor Hill.
Hill Far in the Lead.
New York, Feb. 14.— The Herald
says Senator Hill now lias 102 of the
delegates elected to the state conven
tion with much less than half of the
state heard from. The Press gives Hill
87 delegates to Cleveland's 9 from the
returns received.
Ohio Society's Banquet.
New York, Feb. 14.— The seventh
annual banquet of the Ohio Society of
New York will be held Saturday even
ing next, the 20th. iust., at Sherry's.
Considering a change in busi
ness or location? Try a Small
Want in the Globe.
NO. 46.
Weather—Clear and cold
The Bland silver report.
Eepresentative Hall's tariff bill.
Wolcott attacks President Harrison.
Parliament soon to adjourn.
Parisians eating horseflesh.
Negro lynched in Arkansas.
Express Eobbsr Story arrested.
The school furniture trust,
Meredith Stanley fatally injured.
Gigantic leather trade scheme-
Big mass meeting in Minneapolis-
State politics diseased.
Much typhus fever East.
Senator Hill goes to Albany.
Small-pox at Newaik. N. J.
A lightning machine invented.
Sarah Althea Terry disappears.
Montana Chinamen want protection-
Civil war in Egypt.
New York Democratic conference-
Movements cf Ocean S trams u lE*..
London— Sighted : Georgian, Boston - HeJre.
BaUimore mS; jUclnljlli;j ' B^'imore; Virginia,
I'niLAUEDPHiA- Arrived: Lord Gougn, Liv
erpool. b
Qlekxseowx— Arrived: Lord Clive, Phil
aaelpnia; Aurania, New York.
Bostok— Arrived: j,ake Superior, Liver*
pool; .Scandinavian. Glasgow.
Kew York— Arrived: Belgenland. Art
wt;r|>: Vlgilancia, Santos; La Oaseogne,
Thirty-seventh street and Fifth avenue.
A special train will leave Washington
on the morning the day of the ban
quet. President Harrison" and Secre
t! n( s >, Foster, Noble, Elkins and Rusk,
ail Olno-born, are expected to attend.
Iheextire delegation in congress is in
vited, together with Senators Sherman
and Brice. Gov. McKinley and ex-Gov.
Campbell will also be,p"resent with a
number of other distinguished residents
oi the state.
The Tribune Attempts to Tell All
About It.
New York, Feb. 14.— The Tribune
will tomorrow say that Senator Hill
had an important conference in this
city Saturday night. Among those
present wore Richard Cioker, W. B.
Cockran, District Attorney J. W. Kidge
way and Senator John McCarthy, of
Brooklyn. the latter HughMcLaughlin's
state committee proxy and spokes
man; Commissioner Thomas -F.
Gillroy,. -Congressman v Amos 'J.
Cnminings, / Police Commissioner
J.T.ne<: Martin, Clinton Beckwith, of
Ilerkimer; " Nicholas Miller Jr., of
Staten island; Register Frank T. Fitz
gerald; Police Justice Thomas E.
Grady and Daniel C. Hickey, of West
chester. It is said that Edward Murphy
Jr. was also present. It will be ob
served that most of them are members
of the Democratic district committee in
this part of the state.
One of the things settled definitely at
the Saturday night and Sunday morn
ing's conference, wag that no attention
should be paid to the protest of the
Democrats who assembled at Cooper
UniouJThursday evening.and demanded
the postponement of the Democratic
state conyentiou.
• TheTribuhe will say that Senator
Hill urged the coining state convention
should be made to adopt the castiron in
struction to the national delegates to
vote for him for presidential candidate,
but that the Tammany chiefs opposed
such 3 course. They were willing" to go
to Chicago with the understanding that
Tammany hall will support him as long
as he has the prospect of a nomination,
but the wigwam ieaders do not wish to
be tied up to him in a way that will pre
vent them from making their own deals
should Hiil drop from the list of candi
Croker, Gilroy and Martin strongly
.dissented from the ironclad instruction
plan. They were willling thar a reso
lution should be adopted rehearsing Mr.
Hill's record at Albany, and naming
him as choice of the state for president,
but further than this they were unwill
ing to go.
The delegates at large to the nationa
convention was another matter which
came up. Mr. Hill is anxious that W.
Bourke Cockran shall be placed among
the four who shall head the New York
delegation. If the list is so changed as
to include Mr. Cockran, the four dele
gates at large will probably be Lieut.
Gov. Sbeehan, Hugh-McLaughlin, W.
Bourke Cockran and Edward Murphy
Jr. Mr. Hill is also anxious to avail
himselt of the eloquence of John R.
Fellows and Thomas F. Grady in the
Chicago convention. It is probable thai
his wishes will be met here aiso.
May Heal Their Differences.
Ni:w Orleans, Feb. 14.— There is to
be a conference Tuesday between coni- "
mitteesfrom the lottery and anti-lottery
wniirs of the Democratic party. The
idea is to arrange a compromise, acree
on terms by which the great gambling
enterprise may exist a year or so longer,
withdraw the two ; Democratic tickets
in the field and name a new one which
both factions may support. It is not
considered likely that the differences
will bo adjusted.
Taking Sapphire Lands.
Hei.kxa, Mont., Feb. 14.— The rush
to take up supphire ground along the
Missouri river, near Helena, still con
tinues. Every day location notices are
received at the ofiice of the county
clerk. Just what state the title to these
various claims is in would be hard to
tell. Some are located two or three
times. Not only is the ground on both
sides of the river taken up.but locations
are inailt* in the river bed and channel,
so not a spot may be overlooked in the
reirion of country covering the sapphire
A late report says that the liabilities
of , Greenhood. Bohm <& Co., who failed
yesterday,- will reach $300,000. Tho
' sheriff last night, acting for the Mer
chants' National bank which had at
tached the ; concern for SIO.OOO, ousted
Vac assignee and took forcible posses
sion of the premises. It is impossible
as yet to get at anything liko a definite
statement of the affairs of the concern,
as everything connected with it is in a
state of chaos. _
Se'zecl tho Registers. . ■
Da vtok, 0., Feb. 14— A secret serv
ice officer yesterday caused some sur
prise among business men by confiscat
ing about fifty automatic cash registers
manufactured at Syracuse, N. V., ana
in, use here. His objection to them is
that their outside guard bears the like
ness of a silver quarter, though merely
as an indication of thfcitses of the regis
ter. which ha sava ia in violation nf law.

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