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VOL. XXI.— NO. 2G^
BULLETIN OF TKf; ST. PflfUL. OL.OBE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 1898. Weather f€»r Today— i'uir; Northwesterly Winds. PAGE 1. Madrid Press Hostile. Monetary Convention Begun. Sihmv iii the AVest. Gage Talk* on Finance. Ati 1 1 - >l lie hiii c t• man i /.a lion. lOiul.i Lives Lost at Spokane. PAGE 2. Loving tup for Maj. Whipple. Water Hoard and Politics. Doran Imposed L'pon. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matters. Wiltion Case Closed. Bitter Silver Debate. Home TalkH Prosperity. PAGE 4. Editorial. D. A. K. Dclcßales Chosen. St. Paul Social Newi, GoHHlp of the Hotels. PAGE 5. Corbett Slj^ns Articles. General Sporting News. Greeting; for Dole. PAGE! O. Markets of the World. Bar sliver, rn> 3-Bc. Chicago < ash Wheat, !>7 I-2c. Stocks Strong and Higher. PAGE 7. News of the Railroads. Duluth Deal Off. Stock Growers Meet. Wants of the I'eojile. PAGE 8. Hart He situation Withdrawn, llolihy iluriis Anniversary. Sad End of a Spree. EVENTS TODAY. Metropolitan — Bachelor* Honeymoon, "..'to. B. in. Grand— McFadden's Pints, ii.:so. s.ir>. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK— Sailed: Cevlc, Liverpool; Lahn. Bremen. Arrived: Manitoba, L;ndcn; Fricsland, Antwerp. G ID KALTAU— Arrived: Werra, New York tor Naples and Genoa. QUBBNSTOWN— Arrived: Pavonia, lioston for Liverpool. ANTWERP— Arrived: Southwark, New York. PHILADELPHIA — Arrived: Belgonland, Liverpool. Just now the Klondikers have their skates on. _•__. There are no silver men ln Alaska. They are unanimously for gold. Corbett's voice is for war, but there are serious doubts about his legs and his fists. m Cornell has a Chinese coxswain. Does Cornell want to everlastingly hoodoo Its eight? m St. Michaels is further west than Honolulu. If you don't believe It, look at the map. The eighty-pound dog Is the biggest tiling in the Klondike, not excluding the gold nugget. m Queen Liliuokalanl has written the Btory of her life. President Dole doesn't believe half of it. ■ — m To be right in style now, girls should not ask "Is my hat on straight?" but "Is my hat tilted?" The summer girl, thank you, doesn't notice much difference between this winter and last summer. m Lemuel P. Hunt is a good enough "old soldier," thinks Congressman Mc- Cleary. for postmaster at Mankato. -a*-. It is stated that the eclipse of the Bun was satisfactorily photographed. It must have been a flash-light picture. Wheat bounded over the Chilkoot pass of prices yesterday. The cash ar ticle at one time sold at $1 in Chicago. Perhaps the trouble with Pingree is that somebody rubbed the label off him in the night and tattooed Populist on him. m It doesn't seem to have occurred to several people that neither Mr. Bailey nor Mr. Reed was sticking strictly to the truth. A Long Island man paid all his debts and then committed suicide. No fur ther evidence is needed to show that he was crazy. McComas having been elected sen ator from Maryland, Gorman can now apply for the position of base ball um pire or something. _ » A Klondikite has found the mother Icde. Innumerable other fellows have found the mother-in-law load and ex hausted the pocket. We have spent millions for a navy, and yet an expert bobs up with a statement that "we are too weak to go to war on the sea." Next I It has been discovered that a Chicago man is selling milk on a marriage li cense. That fellow would probably put both water and chalk in his milk. Si A good-looking Chicago woman has gone into the undertaking business. Grave matters, however, do not become any less grave in the hands of a woman. ->es» While furious blizzards are raging Fast, South and West, St. Paul has been peaceably preparli.g, amid sun shine and bird songs, to put in its next watermelon crop. Mr. McKinley and Mr. Dingley can't look toward New England nowadays without hearing from somewhere in se pulchral tones: "The way to get pros perity Is to open the mills." ____. Some people like to tempt fate to un necessary lengths. In Olmsted county, I Minnesota, a horse ran away with and killed a young man and his mother in-law, which three years before had killed the young man's father-in-law In the same manner. THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. MADRID PISS DECLARES IR Sending of the Maine to Havana Character ized as an Unfriendly Act. American Warship on Her Arrival Greeted With All the Courtesies Re quired by the Naval Code— Official Visits Received and Returned by the Ship's Commander. HAVANA ADVICES PACIFIC IN THE EXTREME. Minister de Lome Mill Insists There Is No Possibility of Any Open Rupture. MADRID, Jan. 25.— The newspapers generally comment upon Secretary Long's explanation of the visit of the United States battleship Maine to Ha vana, and agree in expressing the opinion that her visit is "inopportune and calculated to encourage the insur gents." It is announced that, "fol lowing Washington's example," the Spanish government will "instruct Spanish warships to visit a few Amer ican ports." The Impareial expressed fear that the dispatch of the United States bat tleship Maine to Havana will provoke a conflict, and adds: "Europe cannot doubt America's attitude towards Spain, but the Spanish people, if neces sary, will do their duty with honor." The Epoca asks if the dispatch of the Maine to Havana is intended as a "sop to the jingoes," and adds: "We cannot suppose the American government &o naive and badly informed as to imag ine that the presence of American war vessels at Havana will be a cause of satisfaction to Spain or an indication of friendship." Admiral Chacon, the admiral of the fleet, arrived here today and had a long conference with Admiral Bermejo, the minister of marine. He asserted that the recent evolutions had demonstrat ed the perfect condition of the fleet. The next cabinet council will decide which American ports the Spanish men-of-war are to visit. The Spanish papers sharp ly stigmatize the Maine incident as an "act of unwarranted provocation." Mcst of them, however, counsel the people of Havana to show forbearance. In offi cial circles the tendency is to accept the argument that the United States is friendly and that it is needless to at tach importance to the visit of an Amer ican vessel to Havana. HAVANA, Jan. 25.— Tonight all the wharves were crowded with people anx ious to get a glimpse of the American warship by night. The Maine played her searchlight on the arsenal and forti fications. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. — Assistant Secretary of State Day, on being shown the above dispatch, said merely that the department had not heard any thing of it so far, but would be proba bly notified by Minister Woodford in case it were true. The Spanish minister, Dupuy de Lome, had little to add today to the Cuban status. He expressed much satisfaction with the present condition of affairs, all his advices Indicating quiet at Havana and a hopeful out look. The minister received a long let ter from Secretary General Congosto, reviewing recent events. Dr. Congosto wrote that the sentiment for the "e --establishment of peace is growing very strong and practically universal, as every one wants the opportunity to work, which will come with a restora tion of peace and the renewal of the many branches of industry. Referring to the recent riots, Dr. Congosto states that they are made up largely of boys, who were induced by a few pennies to enter upon what they regarded as a harmless and rather amusing diversion. A few leaders and a following of many boys gave the occurrence an outward appearance of some seriousness, which, however, Dr. Congosto says it never had. The minister continues to look at the sending of the Maine to Havana as a friendly measure, wholly without significance upon the general condition of affairs. It is pointed out by Senor de Lome that the absence of Gen. Blan co from Havana shows conclusively that no disturbance was apprehended, and that this period of entire quiet was regarded as opportune for the re turn to the custom of having our war ships In Cuban waters. Senor Quesada, representative of the Cuban junta, in Washington, today re ceived letters from Cuba detailing events in the interior up to the 20th of December. Among others was a let ter from Gen. Calixto Garcia, reporting the safe landing and reception by the insurgents of the latest expedition from the United States. These supplies, par ticularly the ammunition for the dy namite guns. Gen. Garcia said, were sufficient to enable them to carry on a campaign in the Eastern division for many months, even should no other supplies be landed. OFFICIAL, ADVICES. Xfwn Received ot the Arrival of the Maine. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.— Two dis patches were received at the state de partment this afternoon. One was from Consul Lee. saying the Maine had arrived at 11 o'clock and that all was quiet in Havana. The other was from Capt. Sigsbee and merely said: "Maine arrived." The cabinet met at the usual hour but gave only a short time to the sub ject of the Cuban situation, and that was confined closely to expressions of satisfaction at the manner in which the American press and public had re ceived the news of the administration's action in sending the Maine to Ha vana. There was no news at that hour from Consul General Lee of later date than yesterday. Two cablegrams came from him last night, but they were not of particular significance. It was said that they were both In answer to ques tions put previously by. the state de partment, and it is presumed one at least had reference to the reported presence of German ships in Havana harbor. The other reported that he was able to feed 2,000 persons daily in the city. It was stated positively that in neither cablegrams was there any request for a warship or reference to the Maine's movements. A message came to the navy depart ment this morning from Admiral Sicard. He wired that he had execuled Secretary Long's order respecting the Maine, and that she would sail at once. The order probably was received by the admiral at 10 o'clock last night while off Tortugas harbor, and the an swer came back to Key West on the torpedo boat Dupont, which carried over the order. The proceedure to be followed by the WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1898. Maine upon her arrival off Havana is laid down at the navy department as follows: At daylight (for no craft is permitted to enter the harbor during darkness) at the entrance to the har bor, the Maine will begin to fire a .salute of twenty-one guns. As soon as the last gun has been fired, the guns of Moro castle will begin a return salute of the same number of guns. Then, as there is a Spanish admiral in the harbor, a salute must be fired by the Maine in his honor. This will be filt'-en guns if he be a vice admiral, and thirteen guns if a rear admiral. This salute will be returned in kind, and probably the Spanish admiral will send a staff officer aboard the Maine to greet Capt. Sigsbee. This call must be returned, and then there may be a visitation from port officials, health officers and others. Meanwhile, pre suming that Consul General Lee has not appeared, Capt. Sigsbee will send one of his officers ashore to the United States consulate, with a message to Gen. Lee, stating that the Maine is awaiting his orders, and indicating that he would be pleased to receive the consul general aboard or to call upon him ashore, at his pleasure. These calls having been exchanged the next thing in order will be a reception to the acting captain general, for it is reported that Capt. Gen. Blanco has gone eastward from Havana, as far as Balabano. With this call the cere monies will conclude, so far as custom prescribes, though there may be some entertainment extended to the Maine's officers by officials in Havana. It is likely that the ship's crew will be kept closely aboard ship. In this way the probabilities of an unfriendly encount er between a convivial party of sail ors and rowdies will be reduced. More over, the confinement is believed to be necessary as a means of preserving the ship's company from the danger of contracting yellow fever, which It is understood is now in evidence in Havana. The second telegram from Consul General Lee received at the state de partment today came at 2 o'clock and was carried by Assistant Secretary Day over to the White house for the information of the president. In this telegram Gen. Lee said that the Maine had been received with every courtesy. The commanders of the German and Spanish ships of war in the harbor had called upon the commander of the Maine, who had returned their calls, the Spanish forts had fired salutes and all the ceremonies called for by naval etiquette had been observed. In ad dition the consul general stated that everything was tranquil in Havana. The department officials have heard nothing officially of any trouble or mis understanding between Consul General Lee and Secretary General Con gosto and attach little import ance to the rumors to that effect. It ls suggested that the basis may be the report current sev eral days ago that Dr. Congosto had expressed displeasure because Gen. Lee had declined to state officially that he had not predicted failure for the autonomy plan. It is said at the navy department that as matters stand there is no call for further instructions at present to Capt. Sigsbee, who is permitted to use his own discretion In dealing with the events of the day, although he has been enjoined to consult freely with Consul General Lee and was also minutely in structed before he arrived at Havana as to the wishes of the secretary of the navy. The Death Total at Spokane May Be Raised to Nine. EIGHT LIVES LOST. SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 25. — Eight lives and probably nine were lost last night at the fire in the Great Eastern block. They were: MISS ALICE WILSON, aged 18, employed as a hat trimmer. MAUD WILSON, sister of Alice, aged 5 years. MISS ROSE SMITH, aged 20. MRS. H. G. DAVIES. an elderly lady from Nebraska City, Neb., who fell in descending from the fifth story; died at the hospital this morning. V.*. B. GORDAN, a mining engineer and export. MRS. CORA PETERS and daughters. Ethel and Alma, aged 0 and 7 years respectively. It Is also thought that Mrs. Peters' son, Charles, aged twelve years, per ished, but there are reports that he was saved and taken into the country by relatives. Mrs. Davies was living at her daughter's, Mrs. J. T. Pronger. They had rooms on the fourth floor, and were cut off from the stairway and fire escape. The firemen failed in their efforts to lift ladders to the fifth story, owing to a tangle of electric and telephone wires. Mr. Pronger caught two large wires running up the outer wall of the building. He crawled down these to the fourth story and man aged to catch the top of the swaying ladder. He descended to the ground and was followed back up the ladder by a fireman carrying a lighter ladder on his shoulder. This was connected to the large ladder. Mrs. Pronger caught it and made it fast to the other end, and she then descended in safety' Meanwhile, Mrs. Davies had tried to follow Mr. Pronger, but in the dense smoke she missed the ladder. She came on down hand under hand until she reached the second story. There she lost her hold and fell to the pavement. She was seventy-two years old. One son, Charles T. Davies. is a merchant at Nebraska City; another. Rev. F. C. Davies, is pastor of the First Baptist church at Ottumwa, 10. None of the remains of those lost have been recovered. The four wjills of the big building remain intact, and fire is still burning in the basement. In that appalling mass of blackened debris lie the bodies of the victims. The local board of insurance agents esti mates the total property loss at $225, --000; insurance, $133,000. SNOW IS KING CHICAGO, Jan. 25.— Reports from lowa, Illinois and Wisconsin show that a blizzard has prevailed in portions of those states today more disastrous In its consequences than any storm for many years. Snow has fallen to the depth of a foot or more, which, driven by a gale, has drifted badly, causing blockades to railroads, the stalling or abandonment of both passenger and freight trains, stoppage of street car traffic, paralyzation of telegraph, tele phone, electric light and fire alarm wires, the blockading of country high ways, rendering the rural inhabitants snowbound, and, in fact, the practical cessation of business in general at many points. Tonight the mercury is fast approaching tho zero mark, and stock will suffer severely. Of the through trains on the lines centering ln Chicago, two were report ed missing early this: evening. One of them was the St. P.- -.1 limited of the Great Western rallrc" i and the other a train running between Chicago and Eau Claire on the Wisconsin Central road. Nothing has been heard from either of the train.* since their de parture. The wires along the roads ; are down at many points, but at those where communication is possible noth- ; Ing has been heard _3f them and offl- j cials of the road say the trains are .now-bound. Other roads fared some j better, but the storm played havoc | with their time tables and there was I hardly a through train that arrived at the appointed hour. On the North western road three trains are at a standstill and a fourth from Cedar Rapids, which was due at 7:15 this evening, is somewhere between Clin ton, 10., and Chicago. The first trouble reported at the Northwestern office was from the train running between Fon I dv Lac, Wis., and Chicago. It was due j here at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, but j at that hour a message was received j stating that the train was blocked near j Woodstock, Illinois. Following this ' came a message from the Dakota train j stating that it was obliged to remain i at Harvard, 111., because of the block ade of the Fon dv Lac train. The Da kota train was due in Chicago at. 8:20 this evening. The Freeport train of the road, due here at 5:50 this after noon, is stuck at Pretonica, 111., six teen miles from Freeport. Trains from Milwaukee were delayed from thirty minutes to an hour and the Green Bay train was thirty minutes late. The St. Paul limited, wtiich left at 9:55 o'clock tonight, went by way of Elgin and Belvidero, instead of over its accus tomed route. During the storm this afternoon two Illinois Central trains came into collision near Dubuque, re sulting in the death of Fireman Ellis \ Sweet and the fatal injury of Engineer ; Harvey and Postal Clerk McDuff. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 25.— Snow is king in Milwaukee tonight. The blizzard which arrived shortly before noon showed no abatement until 9 j o'clock this evening. Traffic on most j of the street car lines throughout the | city was at a standstill early in the j afternoon, and only the main lines were j kept open. Snow plows and sweepers are kept ln constant use, and are fol lowed by cars which are running in double-headers. The train from Chi- j cago on the Northwestern road due at ■ 7:10 p. m. did not reach the city until 9 o'clock, and trains on all roads are j delayed by the deep snow. Hundreds j of men are at work along the tracks j of the different railways, and all trains j are being sent out tonight with fewer cars to haul and with two or three en- | gines at the head of each. All freight j and other such trains as could be I spared were also abandoned early in the day by all the large railroads in the Northwest. — T" ! MADISON, Wis., Jan. 25.— A blizzard struck this city shortly before noon. It is worse than the storm of Saturday ] night, but the temperature is milder than then. The wind is blowing sixty miles an hour from a little east of north. The fall of snow is so dense j that it is impossible to see half a block on business streets. A fierce wind is piling It ln huge drifts. DUBUQUE, 10., Jan. 25.— A foot of snow, driven by a fierce wind, has blockaded the railroads and demoraliz ed telegraph, telephone and Are alarm systems. Tonight trains are running two to three hours late. During the storm a freight and passenger train on the Manchester branch of the Illinois Central collided. Fireman Ellis Sweat, of the passenger train, was killed, and Engineer Hervey and Postal Clerk McDuff were probably fatally Injured. Cedar Rapids, 10.. Jan. 25.— The worst snow storm ever experienced here pre vailed today. As a result, all business is paralyzed all over Eastern lowa. No NOW, GE.\. BLAXCO, WILL, YOU BE GOOD? lowa, Wisconsin and Illinois Vis ited by a Blizzard That Ties Up All Traffic. trains are moving and will not for many hours. The snow is piled In drifts many feet deep. It is growing colder tonight, and there will be much suffering among stock in the country. Ottumwa, 10., Jan. 25.— A snow storm and blizzard far worst than Saturday's, which was the worst ln years, Is raging here today. Since dayiight a foot of snow has fallen. A heavy norther is drifting it badly. The storm is increas ing in severity. Street cars have been abandoned and trains are late. Not a wheel will be moving by night, if the storm continues. Business is at a stand still. Schools are all closed today on account of the storm. Clinton, 10., Jan. 25. — A fierce snow storm and gale has prevailed here since early this morning. The storm shows no sign of abating. All tratlic is de layed. Clinton, 10., Jan. 25.— The blizzard has ceased here tonight. Over a foot of snow fell, drifting badly. Electric car service is partly suspended. Elec tric lights and telephone wires suf fered. Trains are nearly on time. The mercury is at freezing. BURLINGTON, 10., Jan. 25.— Reports from outlying towns show that the bliz zard of today was the worst known in years. Country roads are badly block ed, and country schools were closed for the day. Residents of the rural dis tricts are practically snowbound. Stock has suffered severely, but no loss of life is reported. AnMachin^ Organization. Bixby, Davis, Jones and Other Min nesota Republicans Confer at Washington. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 25.— 1t is expected that Secretary Gage's reply to Senator Davis' resolution relative to the proposed changes in the St. Paul custom house and postofflce will be sent to the senate Eome day this week, perhaps tomorrow. In the orig inal act making appropriation for the WEEPING WILLOWS PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 25.— The seventh annual meeting of the Trades' League of Philadelphia was held to night In the Academy of Music, at which the principal speaker was Hon. Lyman J. Gage, secretary of the treas ury. W. W. Foulkrod, president of the league, Introduced Secretary Gage. He was warmly received and held the at tention of the large audience through out. He spoke on the subject of "Fi nance," and his remarks were frequent ly punctuated with applause. Mr. Gage said: It is not upon wages that the injurious ef fect of a gold appreciation falls. It is upon those who own the land, the forest and the mines, if upon any, that the injurious effect is visited. This is all so plain that one can not comprehend how the wage parner can be misled by that iridescent orator who, by multitudes of words, couched In ambiguous and sophistical phrases, seeks to obscure judgment. It Is the complaint now of labor that rent and interest are able to take to themselves a disproportionate share. Do we, indeed, not know that the tendency of wages is to become conventionally flxid, and that a rise in the rate, though it follows the law of supply and demand, ls not so eiuickly re sponsive to that law as are wares and mer chandise, the product of labor? It would to us appear that an effort to reduce the power of official salaries and fixed incomes by pay ing them in a cheaper money would have an effect in the same direction upon wages. Be sides this, it must be remembered that "fixed incomes" is a relative term; it includes the few upon whose large income the decreased power would not be noticed as an inconven ience, but it includes also the humble in vestments of the multiplied thousands, and would blight with its mildew the result of toil and economies represented by the sav ings of more than five millions of people, now held in the savings banks of our land. No, it will not do— this silver sythe cuts too deep. It reaches the widow's mite: and the wage earner's pay. The revival of Industry now witnessed and the easy condition as to interest which now transfers capital are the best witnesses to the dangers from which we have been deliv ered. Nevertheless, that fervid orator who is recognized as the leading exponent of free silver doctrines is not satined. In a recent speech he said: "Read the daily papers and you will find the items of news arranged un der two heads— the formation of trusts and the reduction of wages." As to trusts, he cites no examples, but hastens to emphasize one industry in New England, in which, by reason of special condition, well known to him, a reduction in the wage scale was un der debate. Let him point, If he can, to one sinele instance of an advance in wages be tween the date of the Chicago convention or 1896 and the November election of that year, when that ruinous platform was condemned by the verdict of the people. He knows that within a few weeks after the November elec- PRICE TWO CENTS-) _?-■■»_■ building it is provided that the plans and specifications shall anticipate the growth of the business for twenty years. Senator Davis and Congress man Stevens have raised the point that the building, if completed under pres ent plans, is entirely inadequate for present necessities, to say nothing about future increase. It is understood that the report will go into this mat ter, and also show need of more room for the United States court of appeals, which did not exist when the building was planned. Also there will be a recommendation that room be provid ed for the United States engineer in charge of Mississippi river work. Tarns Bixby, Speaker Jones and one or two other Minnesota men held quite a long conference with Senator Davis today, and whether state politics or federal patronage was under discus sion cannot be learned. It is known, however, that several telegraphic mi s sages passed between Washington and St. Paul today, and there is a tip out that the anti-machine forces are be ginning to organize. Representative Fletcher ls having a tilt with the treasury department over an appointment. A Minneapolis man passer 1 the inquired examination for a lesfonnioie p__itlon and stands high "on the list, but the department la holding back his appointment because Influen ces are at work for a man who failed to score as high as "Uncle Loren's" constituent. Mr. Fletcher was assur ed by Chairman Proctor today that there would be a fair deal. —a*- AH Aliens Barred. Canada May Not Allow Them to Hold Klondike Claims. Special to the Globe. WINNIPEG, Man., Jan. 25— Tonight word came from Ottawa to secure a voyageur to leave at once for Dawson City with Important dispatches from the minister of the interior. Hayes, of Prince Albert, a celebrated guide, has been engaged, and he leaves at once. He is to make thirty-five miles a day with dog team and will go overland via Edmonton. It is suspected that the government has decided not to allow aliens to hold mining claims in the Yukon on account of the disposition of the United States government to ham per Canadian trade interests on the Pacific coast. Gage Says They Have Not Yet Been Planted About the Tomb of Bimetallism. tlon, 1896, 15,000 men, idle for a long time, were put to work ln the window glass In dustry. Since then, as the revival has prog ressed, instances of advances in wage rates and of increases ln numbers employed! have multiplied. In the Iron and steel industries, dependent upon the consumption of iron as material, I have it upon authority that there; is an increase of at least 267,000 men em ployed over the preceeding year. In addition to this large icrease in the; working forces employed in Iron and steel and dependent branches advances ln wages ranging from 10 to 20 per cent have been made, and in some cases much greater, as results of wages paid on a tonnage basis. I have an aex-urate list of more than 260 mills, factories and enterprises, that have during the last six months, resumed work' many of them having been idle since 189.' when depression became iiiotc acute as the result of agaitatlon for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 "without the aid or consent of any other nation." Mast of them have advanced wage-s over the old scale. All ot them are running full time, most cf ihem double tim", and in many, tires are now ne>ver drawn nor the wheels stepped, three shifts being required in working forces. Notwithstanding all this Mr Bryan said: "If our enemies boast that they have buried bimetallism, we point to these wage reductions as the weeping willows which have sprung up ab'.u. its temporary tomb.' Beautifully expre ?~eid. but tiuite be side the paint. In the Brat place, the is against them. Way/ .- hay <• been advanced There are no weeping willow, arr/und the tomb of bimetallism at which to point. Be sides, his enemies, If he means thp Republi can party, are not boasting that they have buried bimetallism, they proclaim therii-.;-. its frie.id; they approve it In their platform. The political head of that party his been active to secure it under the only conditions by which It can be maintained, namely Inter national agreement, with ope>n mints to both slyer and grid. In hi.-? efforts to inaugurate such a method, the president heartily sup ports the principles of his party platform and in his efforts he has the suppor: of ali the members cf his official family, innuendoes and declarations from various so-urces to the contrary notwithstanding. Until it can b" secured in tlm rational manner, we propose to mainta'n the kind of bhne'allism we have now, under which five hundred millions Or more of silver are kept on a parity with gold. Under this standard practically for sixty years, ar.d according to the Democrat c candi date's admission, for twe-nty-seven years by statute- law, this country has developed and flourished as no other country has. That weeping philosopher who mourns where he ought to rejoice, and exults where he ought to mourn, is not satisfied either with the past or the present. In closing he expressed "the hope that out from the present misund r^-andn^s and the v.olont discords which now su:roii' - d the great question relating to rrur mmey standard and to our currene:y and banking systems, tht way of truth and wisdom may be found and followed. A land so fair and full cf promise should no*, be mam el through ignorance and passion. A society under condition, sd favor able to Its progress and happiness must not be mutilated and weakened by a willful dis obedience of the economic laws, which i i the last definition are the laws of God." INTERESTED IN REFORM Four Hundred Delegates in Attendance at the Mone tary Convention. STROP DELEGATIONS. Prominent Men From All the Sound Money Stat.s Are Present. PRELimiNfIRY SESSIONS Two Well- Known Governors Among Those to Deliver Addresses. INDIANAPOLIS. In,]., Jan. 25.— Pour hundred delegates were present at the Grand ppera house today when Chair man Hanna, of the executive commit tee, called the monetary convention to order. This was an Increase of one hundred over the number of del, : who attended the first Indianapolla convention of a yeai ago, and it was regarded as indicative of the Interest which the business men feel in the movement for a reform of th- cur rency laws. The hall presented the appearance of a national convention of one of the two great political par ties, the various delegates being indi cated by standards bearing the names of the various states. The private boxes and loggias were filled with ladies, representing the wealh and cul ture of Indianapolis, and the hall was tastefully decorated with national colors. Two governors— Gov. Mount, of In diana, and Gov. Shaw, of lowa— were the speakers at the afternoon session. Gov. Mount delivered the speech f welcome and Gov. Shaw spoke for more than an hour on the gold standard and the retirement of the greenbacks. His homely and forcible comparison of our •financial system with tho growth of a pioneer's home, the gradual addition of "lean-tos" and thatch roofs, which ought to be replaced in our more ad vanced condition by a new structure upon firm foundations and of harmo nious architecture, caught the audience with great effect and brought forth round after round of applause. He spoke to an audience of substantial business men who -tho roughly appre ciated his argument f ( ,r an elastic cur rency based upon commercial assets. The delegates, as Gov. Shaw sug«.-.st ed, did not include many bankers, but included many men of large affairs and some of national prominence. Among those who arrived just before the con vention met this afternoon was Gen. Simon H. Buckner, of Kentucky, the gold Democratic candidate for vica president two years ago. There was also Gen. Charles Tracy, of Albany, who us<d to represent the Cleveland admin istration in the fights against free sil ver In congress. STRONG DELEGATIONS. lowa vied with Indiana for the honor of the largest delegation on the floor and they made an impressive appear ance when tiny rose en masse to cheer Gov. Shaw. There were about sixty of the lowa delegation, and there were also strong delegations from Wisconsin Michigan, Illinois anil Ohio. Franklin MaeVeagh.who was the Democratic can didate for United States senator, some years ago, was among the Chicago dele gates with Mr. H. il. Kohlsaat, of the Chicago Times-Herald, and Prof. Law rence Laughlln, one of the memb the monetary commission-. In the New York delegation were Buch men as William E. Dodge. Henry Hentz, ex-president of th- cotton exch Gustave Schab and .1. Hansen Rhoades. New York was r-presented altogi by a score of its must prominent busi ness men and many dispatches came from boards of tiade in New York and X' w Jersey, which were not able to send delegates, promising their cordial support Jacob L. Greene, president of tie necticut Mutual Life assoeiati,,n, was one of the Connecticut delegates, are] delegations were present from Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas. > ', orgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Maryland. It was '■' o'clock when H. If. If.-mna, of Indianapolis, the chairman of the executive committ) <■. calle 1 tht tior, to order. He introduced the Lev. M. L. Haines, of this city, who offered a brief prayer, at the conclusion of which Mr. Hanna arose to Introduce Gov. Mount, of Indiana, who was I liver the address of welcome. ,\ s Mr. Hanna stepped forward to the front of the platform, he was greeted by a burst of applause, which continued for minute, and which ceased only v. was obvious that the recipient was < m barrassed by this cordial tribute to his personal popularity. Gov. Mount spoke briefly. His - was appropriate to the occasion and was an earnest plea for th<- maintenance of the gold standard. He .howed that Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the Democratic party, had held stoutly to the belief that the coinage should con form to the mercantile ratio of the metals, and he inquired in this connec tion how this attitude would compare v/ith modern Bryanism, which insists upon 10 to 1 as the le^al ratio, while the commercial ratio is •':': tr, i. At the conclusion of Gov. Mount's address. Chairman Hanna presented Gov. Shaw, of 10., to the convention as its permanent chairman. Upon the conclusion of the speech of Gov. Shr-w. Chairman Fabna requested the delegations to select vice presidents • >mber«i i I the committee on lutions to be r»po7lc<! before the even ing session. iNING SESSION. Th • convention then adjourned un:il 7 o'clock when addresses wei • dellvi r ed to a large audience C, Stuart Patterson, of Phlladeli Col. Jacob L. Green, of Connecticut. Cuntiuuetl oil Third Page.