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United staii-s Department of Agriculture, r Bureau, Washington, Jan. 2G, 6:48 p. m. Local Tim<\ s p. in. 75th Meridian Time. — Observations taken at the same mo ment of time at all station. TEMPERATURES. Tiace. Tom. ! Tern. St. Paul 22 Minnedosa —16 Dulutli 1! Winnipeg —20 Huron 2A) Bismarck vz Buffalo 28-28 Wiliston 18' Boston :',O-3-t Havre 26 Cheyenne lx-3>; Helena 28 Chicago is-iil ton 34 Cincinnati 30-36 Battleford 12 Cleveland 28-30 Calgary 34 Montreal 20-22 Medicine Hat 28 Now Orleans OT-58 Swift Current 24 New York 30-3S Qu'Appelle — _ I'ittsburg 32-8 — Beiow zero. DAILY MEANS. meter, 30.05; mean temperature, IS; relative humidity, 80; wind at s p. m., north • •■. partly cloudy; maximum tem perature, 26; minimum temperature, 9; daily 17; amount of precipitation In last twenty-four bouse, trac< . Note- Barometer corrected for temperature ar.d elevation. P. F. Lyons, Observer. HAS IT PAID? f>nr can readily conjecture that, as the wires brought to Senator Arthur Pue Gorman the news that a Republi can had been elected by the Maryland lature as his successor, his mem ory ran over the political history of his party for the last seven years, and the question rose in his mind whether his efforts then begun to "down Cleve land" and elevate himself have paid. Possibly not, for men are given more to finding causes for disaster outside than in themselves. Mr. Gorman and his associates succeeded in downing Clevelard, but they and their party !:<■ In the"debris of the wreck they caused. A brief review of then- work and Its effects is not untimely when the second Republican ever sent to the Pf-nate from the state, of Maryland is chosen to take the place of Mr. Gor man. When President Cleveland, in his message of 1887, gave to his party a greater cause than even he then sus pected, the protectionist element in and out of the party took alarm. Gorman repr< sented it in the senate, as Ran dall did in the house. Gorman refus ed assistance in the campaign of 188 S. and his influence was cast against the party. When the currents indicated that the party rose from that defeat Btronger, more earnest than ever, and, when they indicated that the rank and file looked to Mr. Cleveland to again lead the cause, Gorman and his fel lows set to work to "down Cleveland" In the coming convention. The first move was to defeat Mills, who stood, In his candidacy for speaker, as the leader of the movement that was to lead the Democratic party back to the advocacy of a trade made as free of taxation as the necessities of revenue would allow. Crisp was elected speaker, and in bis hi adquarters the jubilation was not because he was elected, but be ; ause it was taken to mean the over throw of Cleveland. The next move was made by Crisp when, in the same ses- Bior he sidetracked the tariff and gave silver the main track, not for silver's sake, but because Cleveland and tariff r< form were identical. The summer saw the senatorial party making its transcontinental tour, consulting with leading Democrats as to the means thai might be used to prevent Cleve land's nomination in 1892. Gorman in- B] ii • i the tour, and its work was di rected against his nomination. Defeated in the national convention, these traitors to party principle set themselves to work to defeat the con summation of all the party had fought for and won in the election of 1892. Two conditions favored them, the con servatism of :\lr. C!e\ eland's letter of acceptance, taken as a repudiation of the Chicago plank, and the panic that was the culmination of commercial end legislative causes. "When it was too late Mr. Cleveland saw the mistake he had made in counseling moderation in tariff revision. The departure from the policy decreed by the national as sembly, made by the house bill, put Into the hands of the Gormanites an excuse for increasing the quantity of protection in the bill when it 'reached the senate, until it became so anti- Democratic that even Andrew Car regie advised his fellow Republicans that it was satisfactory and that it might and should receive their support. The letters of the president to Mr. Catchings and Mr. Wilson show that, when it was too late, he realized the gravity of the blunder of consulting expediency instead of principle. In whatever measure the defeats that followed were due to the panic, no one ■who felt the discouragement, the dis heartenment of the rank and file of the party and saw the abandonment in disgust of the Republicans who had been won to free or freer trade, but knows that the larger and more potent cause that brought disaster was the failure of the party's representa tives in congress to make redemption of the promise made at Chicago, and that that failure was mainly due to Mr. Gorman and the "five Judas Is cariots" of the senate who purposely mangled the house bill to "down Cleve- land." And the results? Two Re publican senators from New Jersey; two from Ohio, where for years but one ever sat with other than a Dem ocratic colleague; a Republican sen ator from New York, displacing one of the five; Illinois and Wisconsin turned back, and Indiana half lost; the party split by the issue injected in 1890 merely to "down Cleveland." And the five senators, where are they? Gorman, Crice, Hill, McPherson, Smith, every one sent fnto retirement by the indignant Democrats whom they had betrayed. Verily, Mr. Gor man has much food for reflection these days, and he may -well ask himself whether it has paid. A FOOLISH ARGUMENT. In the altogether foolish discussion of the foolish resolution introduced by Mr. Teller in the federal senate and providing for the payment of all na tional obligations in silver, the most foolish feature is that dwelt upon with emphasis and unction by most of the speakers, who show, with a chuckle, that such and such men, now promi nent in public life as advocates of the gold standard, voted for a similar reso lution nineteen years ago when pre sented in the senate by Mr. Stanley Matthews. A large portion of the men who then favored the Matthews reso lution and still remain prominent In public life are now opposed to it. This is pointed out as another case of de terioration, of treachory to principle and of yielding to the insatiate de mands of the "money power." We are not interested in defending eminent Republicans like Senator Allison and Mr. McKinley himself from this attack, but fair play and a proper idea of the duty of public men who live for years among changing circumstances require some attention to facts. As a matter of course, the situation is totally different today from what it was in 1879. At that time the act dropping the silver dollar from our coins was only six years old, and the average bullion value of the silver dol lar for that year was only a trifle less than 87 cents. The difference between declaring that a piece of metal worth 87 cents should be a valid tender for a debt and the same declaration when applied to a piece of metal worth 52 cents does not seem to require expla nation. There is much more than that, however, in the other changes that twenty years have brought about. No man who has endeavored conscien tiously to discharge the duties of high office over a long space of time can avoid the charge of inconsistency and of a change of base. This fol lows from the fact that what is good for public policy and public morality in one epoch may become something entirely different in another. Parties themselves shift and change. The man who stands steadfast to his conviction may find himself with his party at one time and opposed to it a few years later. The man who goes strictly with his party will find its views and utterances of one day in conflict with his views and utterances of another. The man who, surveying the whole situation, judges a certain line of policy to be for the best inter ests of the country in one crisis may repudiate his own position without im pugning his sincerity or honesty, at a later date. An interesting illustration of this is recalled in the case of a con stitutional amendment that was pass ed just before the outbreak of the civil war. This amendment provided spe cifically that no future amendment to the constitution of this country should ever affect the domestic institutions of any state, and particularly should not interfere with the position of those held to service under the laws of the state. The purpose of this, of course.was to tie the hands of the people against any possible interference with negro slavery. It passed the house by a heavy majority and the senate by a vote of two to one, and received the signature of President Buchanan. Be fore it could be brought before the country effectively the rebellion came, and the great question settled itself. The point of interest is that Gen. Sher man and other Republicans of equal note, men who did their utmost, when the break came, in the interest of the North and of freedom, gave a hearty concurrence to this amendment. They believed in maintaining the status quo. They believed that the issue of slav ery would settle itself by the gradual evolution of industry in this country. They believed it vital to confine slav ery to the states in which it then ex isted, on the one side, and to prevent any interference with it there by the people of the free states on the other. They regarded this amendment as a condition and a necessity, if seces sion, war and the rending of the Union into fragments were to be prevented. Consider, now, how easy to reproach those men ten years later, when the very word "slavery" had become a thing of horror, and the institution it self was forever banished from the United States and territory under its control, with evidence of the fact that they had voted for an act intended to fasten the slave system upon the country for all time to come. Yet the defense of such public men was simple and valid. In like manner men who, in 1879, might have believed, in the then infancy of currency discussion, that the Stanley Matthews resolution was a harmless or even a necessary thing, may well be convinced, in the light of later experi ence, and especially after the events of the last few years, that to take sim ilar action now would be the destruc tion of national prosperity. Altogether independent of the merits of the case, it is obvious that it is no reflection upon the honor and intelligence of a public man to stand on opposing sides of this question in the very different situa tions created by the lapse of twenty years. -o_ . THE TRIBUNE'S IDEA. The Minneapolis Tribune, noting the appointment of a committee by the Minneapolis chamber of commerce to consider the publication of joint sta tistics of the two cities as a step toward future consolidation, has this significant comment: "If the St. Paul idea, however, is not to give the sta- THE SAINT PAUJC* GI,OBS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 37, 1898. tistics both separately and In consoli dated form, the idea may as well be abandoned." It follows this with the customary announcement that Minne apolis is so superior in all lines which would be represented that it could do it no possible good, and might do it much harm, to publish the combined statistics of the two cities. If the work is to consist of putting out a pamphlet to show that Minneapolis has the larger population and milling interest, it is quite willing that St. Paul should insist on that line of advertising. Ap parently, it is not assimilating in the least the idea that there is a common business center here, which can make a more powerful and favorable impres sion upon outside opinion by marshal ing and combining all resources than any portion of it can acting by itself. It remains to be seen whether this is the Minneapolis idea or only the Min neapolis Tribune's idea of concerted ac tion. The public can rest assured that any movement looking toward genuine harmony of action between the two cities will meet with a cordial and sympathetic reception In St. Paul. If the union of St. Paul and Minne apolis Is ever to come about, a fact which, In any event, must lie some dis tance in the future, the preparatory work will lie along the lines of allied labor in the development of commer cial and general business interests. Commerce is the great unifier. It draws larger and smaller communities, cities, states and nations to one an other, and overruns the globe in its.elim ination of differences and its estab lishment of points of similarity and identity. There coujd be no better be ginning for concord in the Northwest, and a campaign for progress by the united forces of these two cities than the suggested publication of joint sta tistics. Out of this each city would get practically all the material benefits, as far as the country is concerned, that would accrue from actual political con solidation. Whatever Greater New Yoil: lias gained by the more imposing array of its totals the Twin Cities would gain by such a combination. It dees not 'need even to be stated that, if the figures are to be used sepa rately, as well as conjointly, they would nut be worth the labor and. cost of compilation. Such statistics are al ready put out by each city for itself, and are available to any one who wish es them. To impress the country with the existence and weight of the popu lation gathered about the head of navi gation on the Mississippi, including these two cities, would be well worth while, and this means the use of joint statistics and nothing else. Such a project would, we believe, be approved by the people of St. Paul. If the Trib une notion should be the Minneapolis notion, which we have no reason as yet to believe, all value is struck out of the proposition, and it would have to be abandoned. A POOR PRETENSB, Among the latest attempts that have come to our notice of the advocates of the annexation of Hawaii to make a showing for themselves and to adduce some responsible authority for their position we find in a contemporary an exceedingly curious and Interesting list, purporting to exhibit the uniform approval of this policy by many presi dents of the United States. One who takes the trouble to peruse the ex tracts, culled with labor and with many reproaches of conscience, if the selecters possess that troublesome at tribute, will be struck with the simi larity they bear to the argument of Senator Morgan. This consisted of a simple and easy falsehood. He merely declared that Grover Cleveland favor ed annexation, and that settled it in his mind. The annexatlonists, in like man ner, quote from a message of President Tyler in 1842. The only statement approaching their views is found in the declara tion that any attempt by a power other than the United States to take pos session of the Sandwich islands would "create dissatisfaction." This Is mere ly a mild reafßrmation of the Monroe doctrine, which all administrations have agreed in upholding. So far from being In line with annexation, it Is the anr.exationists who deliberately and openly repudiate the Monroe doctrine. They say that it is not sufficient to hold Hawaii in line; that, if we do not take these islands, somebody else will; and that the great principle of action which today saves this hemisphere from invasion by the European pow ers is not strong enough to preserve the independence of the handful of people in the Sandwich Islands. Ty ler's declaration Is no more to the point than the original announcement of President Monroe. The next quotation is from a mes sage of Andrew Johnson, dating from 1868. What he recommends Is the establishment of a reciprocity treaty. Since that policy has long been in ef fect, It has no bearing on the present situation. President Johnson believed that the sanction of such a treaty would be valuable until such time as the people of the islands should "vol untarily apply for admission into the Union." Not only have they not done so, but a petition remonstrating against annexation has been signed by 21,000 natives; and no member of the Dole government and no jingo in the United States would propose or dare to permit the reference of this treaty to a vote of all the people of the isl ands themselvs. We come next to the message of President Grant. It seems to us that a judicious editor would have omitted this altogether. As a matter of fact, Gen. Grant simply said, with reference to annexation, that he did not "deem it advisable to express any opinion or to make any recommendation in re gard to the subject at that juncture." Men are pretty hard pushed when they have to quote such a sentence in sup port of the annexation theory. Had President Grant expressed a much more positive opinion, then it would have to be borne in mind that he urg ed, also, the annexation of Santo Do- mingo. Every argument now put forth to Justify the annexation of Hawaii was used at that time with reference to the "West Indian island named. We were told that it was "a key;" that the security of our southern coasts and all the immense traffic between our ports and those of Mexico and Central America, together with the possible business of an interoceanlc canal, would be utterly defenseless unless the United States possessed. this property. We were told, also, that we must act at once, or some European power would instantly grab the country and deprive us of our last chance of ob taining it. The years have passed, and not one of these predictions has been verified, although each one of them was a thousandfold more reasonable and probable In those premises than when applied to Hawaii. The only other presidents left are Harrison, who planned the steal be gun by the assistance of the United States forces, and McKinley, who con dones and approves it. It is not an exceedingly formidable list of author ities that these gentlemen are able to compile. We think that, upon scanning it again, they will admit their serious blunder in not including the name of Grover Cleveland as an advocate of annexation on the authority of Senator Morgan. Such an addition would be no sillier or more open to the charge of false pretenses than half of those that they used. WHY NANSEN QUITS. Explorer Claim* His Managers Were Not Keeping Their Contract. NEW YORK, Jan. 27.— The Sun gives some interesting facts regarding Nan sen's sudden change of plans and his determination to return to Norway, leaving his course of lectures in Ameri ca unfinished. The Sun says: The dispute -with his managers grew not directly out of his original contract with, them, although it is understood that they seek to recover, but out of a renewal as to the terms of which the principals differ. It Is set forth that Dr. Nansen entered Into agreement with his managers at his home in Norway on Dec. 30, 1896, to deliver in this counrtry and Canada fifty lectures, ho to have 55 per cent of the gross receipts of each lecture, to bo paid Immediately after the lec ture, and the managers guaranteeing that his share should be in no instance less than £100, or about $500 a lecture. There was a clause providing for a renewal of tho contract for fifty lectures more. The start in this country was so favorable that the renewal provided for was agreed to at an early date, and all v/ent well until the audiences began to fall off. Ait the first lecture in Brooklyn the Academy of Music was crowded, and the Norwegian colony of this section furnished a large percentage of the attendance. At the second lecture there, however, the house was not full and the lecturer's fellow countrymen were not markedly in evidence. The doctor went as for West as St. Paul, and there It was expected that the Scandinavians would turn out In large numbers to greet him, but the doctor's secretary, Mr. Clapham, Is authority for the statement that there, as at the second lecture In Brooklyn, he auditors were not so many as it had been supposed they would be. I>r. Nansen has up to date delivered seven teen of the second fifty lectures, or sixty seven lectures in all. Really it should be said that he has given sixty-seven repetitions of the same lecture. In this point lies, perhaps, one cause of the falling off of interest in his appearances. His agents have lv some instances gone to newspaper offices and com plained that Dr. Nansen thought that he did not receive as much "space" in the news columns as he should receive; that the papers did not publish his lectures as fully as he felt himself justified in believing that they would. A reminder that papers publishing news, telegraph and local, could not be ex pected to print the same lecture twice, was without eftect. When It came to the making of payments to the doctor on his second series of lectures a dispute arose as to the £100 guarantee. As long as he drew $3,000 or $4,000 houses or better this question did not come up, but when the receipts fell off it did. Dr. Nansen claimed his guarantee under the continuance of the original agreement. It was said In his behalf yesterday that his managers held that under the renewal he was to receive only the 55 per cent of- the gross receipts, asserting that there was no agreement to pay the guarantee after the first fifty lec tures; and it is added that when he was not paid as he thought he ought to be He cut loose from tho managers, and, refusing to djrliver any more lectures under their direc tion, took the train for New York, with the intention of sailing for home as soon "as prac ticable. It is said in some Norwegian circles that Nansen has found some fault with the hotels where his managers have put him up—accord ing to the contract the managers paid all the expenses of himself and his secretary f.nd valet— ai;d that he has been made the object of some Yankee guying, jollying, or roasting bs them or at their Instance. His secretary, Mr. Clapham, denied that the managers had put the doctor in any hotels that were not of high enough class to be satisfactory, al though he said that perhaps the most fashion able had not been selected. In the suit which, Hathaway and Heard have brought In tho supreme court, and In which the attachment was issued, the plaint iffs say that the agreement with Nansen pro vided that If he failed to perform his part of the contract he should pay $20,000 liquidated damages. They say that on Jan. ID he re fused to deliver another lecture on the terms of the contract. The attachment was ob tained on the ground that Dr. Nansen is a resident of Lysaker, a suburb of Christiania Norway. Dr. Nansen can hardly depart from the United States broken-hearted, or purse-broken either, for, as the proceeds of his first fifty lectures, he must have received $25,000, even if he got only his guarantee for each lecture For the first Brooklyn lecture and those In this city, at least, he received, of course very much more than the guarantee. -«• — — STILLWATER NEWS. Prison City Schools in Need of Money to Complete tlie Year. AI. Lammers received a telegram yesterday from the clerk at one of Lammers Bros & Nelson's logging camps, near Fosston, Minn, stating that Isaac Hullquist, an cmplaye had been killed on the landing. Deceased l-^sided at Center City, Chisago county, and was well kno-wn among woodsmen having worked in the pineries for many years. The re mains will be taken to Center City. The board of education met Tuesday even- Ing and decided to employ Miss Phelan of the ht. Paul schools, to give a series "of six lectures to the teachers of the schools in this city. Her subject will bs Spear p s method of mathematics. The board also authorized the proper officers to borrow $S,OOO for the immediate needs of the school. A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wohler3 on the South hill, dded Tuesday evening of diphtheria. A number of cases of diphtheria have occurred here during the past two or three weeks, but the disease is not epidemic The prison population is receding a trifle' the population numbering only 530 yesterday' In the district court yesterday Judge Crosiby and a number of attorneys were en gaged In hearing the disclosure proceeding* brought against. McLaughlin & Kilty who made an assignment of their shoe business some time ago. CITY OF DULUThTsHORE. Steamer on a Bar and Will Prob nbly Be Destroyed. CHICAGO, Jan. 26.— The steamer City of Duluth, of this city, is report- I ed tonight a.s being stuck on a bar off St. Joseph, Mich., and pounding heav ily. The boat left South Chicago for St. Joseph and Benton harbor yester day and it isjsaid.that she struck the bar at the mouth of the river this morning while trying to force her way into the river. A .heavy sea was rut:- | ning at the time and it was found im possible for the tugs that were sum moned from St. Joseph to pull her off and in a short time she began to pound so badly that there seemed to be but small chance of saving her. The last report received from there at mid- ! night was that the boat was almost ! certain to be destroyed and that the life saving crew at St. Jcseph were pre- ' paring to throw life lines to assist the ! members of the crew to the shore. Th;- j boat carried no passengers and a crew of about twenty-five men. She is owr»- j ed by the Lake Michigan and Lake : Superior Transportation company, is j of 1,000 tons burden aud is valued at i $30,000 | Pliftfl IS IfIDORSED INDIANAPOLIS CONVENTION ADOPTS THE IDEAS OP THE MONETARY COMMISSION. NO WASTING OF MOMENTS. THE BUSINESS PUSHED TO A CLOSE IN AN ENERGETIC WAY. STILL SUBJECT TO HANNA'S CALL. Chairman of the Executive Commit tee Authorized to Summon Dele srates When He Sees Fit. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 26.— 1t was not expected that the monetary convention would remain In session more than two days, and this expecta tion was realized. It settled down to work promptly at 10 o'clock this morn ing and adjourned at 2 o'clock, subject to the call of the chairman, Mr. Hugh H. Hanna, It was a convention that was notable for the prominence of its delegates In business circles and for the large num ber who, at the sacrifice of their pri vate interests, made the long Journey to Indianapolis to emphasize by their presence their strong sympathy with the movement for currency reform. The number of bankers who attended was limited to less than a dozen. The remainder of the 400 delegates were representatives of the various commer cial bodies, with a sprinkling of politi cal economists, prominent among whom was Prof. Taussig, of Harvard university. The proceedings of the convention were transacted with that businesslike method which was choracteristic of the men engaged. There was about them a snap and a vim and energy, combin ed with an absence of superfluities and hair-splitting points of order that fur nished a refreshing contrast to a pure ly political convention, where promi nent action is less required than the advantage of this or that party for a candidate. There was no desire to shirk the work entrusted to the dele gates, nor was there on the other hand any purpose to delay its completion. The business of the convention was to indorse the report of the monetary commission which is now before con gress In the form of a bill, and when this was done it promptly adjourned. Many of the delegates returned to their homes this afternoon. All of the New York and Eastern men left on early trains, and some of the lowa delegates were equally prompt in get ting away. Tonight only a score of the delegates are about the hotel lob bies, and the convention of which they were a part has already passed into history. PLAN INDORSED. The convention convened at 10 o'clock. Pending the report of the com mittee on resolutions, the secretary read a number of telegrams from the various commercial bodies of the coun try, indorsing the plan of the com mission. E. J. Parker, of Illinois, pre sented a resolution approving the ef forts of the national business league to forward a movement for the es tablishment of a national department of commerce and industries, the head of which shall be a member of the cabinet. Charles S. Fairchild, ex-secretary of the treasury, delivered a speech, in which he said that the commission had done its work under the Inspiration of the convention of 1897. , He said a gov ernment should try to learn facts and conform its laws thereto. At the conclusion of Mr. Fairchild's address, a motion was made and car ried that when the convention adjourn it be subject to the call of the execu tive committee. Permanent Chairman j Shaw declared that "this convention never adjourns," and E. O. Stannard, of Missouri, took the gavel to preside. The next speaker was Congressman Jesse Overstreet, of the Indianapolis district, who introduced the monetary bill into congress. Mr. Wheelock, of Minnesota, chair man of the committee on resolutions, asked John C. Bullitt, of Pennsylvania, to read the resolutions. The resolu tions recognize the convention's obll- ■ gations to the executive committee, and cordially approve the plan of cur rency reforms submitted by the com mittee, which is set out as follows: RESOLUTIONS REPORTED. First — To remove at once and forever all doubt as to what the standard of value in the United States is and is to be. Second — To establish the credit of the United States at the highest point among iho nations of the world. Third — To eliminate from our currency sys tem those features which reason and experi ence show to be elements of weakness and danger. Fourth— To provide a paper currency con vertible into gold and equal to it in value at all times and places, in which, with a volume adequate to the general and usual needs of business there should be combined a quality of growth and clas.iclty through which it will adjust itself automatically and promptly to all variations of demands, whether sud den or gradual, and which shall distribute it self throughout the country as the wants of the different sections may require. Fifth — To so utilize the existing silver dollar as to maintain their parity with gold, with out imposing undue burdens upon the treas ury. Sixih — To avoid any injurious contraction of the currency. Seventh— To avoid the issue of interest bearing boxids, except in case of unlookcd for emergencies; but to confer the power to issue bonds when necessary for the preserva tion of the credit of the government. Eighth— To accomplish these ends by a plan which would lead from our present con fused and uncertain system by gradual and | progressive steps without shock or violent change to a monetary system which will be j thoroughly safe and good, and capable of growth to any extent that the country may require. Approving of tho expressed purpose of the commission and of Its plan, we do most earn estly and cordially commend it to our fellow citizens as worthy of their approval and adoption, and we urge upon the congress of the United States that the principles embodied by the commission in their report should be enacted into law with the belief and expecta tion that the effect would be ta secure a solid, j substantial and stable financial system that would redound to the credit of the country | and insure a state of prosperity that can not be achieved unless there i 3 a system of finance, the integrity and adaptability of which cannot be questioned or gainsaid. The time has now come when the prospects for the establishment of the gold standard ■ upon a firm and enduring basis are brighten- ! ing and encouraging. The people want a note currency which shall be as good as gold. ■ This movement proposes to bring about ihat result. T.he people want a "volume of currency ad( quate to the general and usual needs of business, with a quality of growth and elas ticity through which it will adjust itself au tomatically and prAmptly to all variations of demand, whe.her sudden or gradual." Tho pecple of the Western and Southern states wish the issues so distributed that the scarcity of currency will no longer ham- ; per and distress hem in their business opera- i iens. A method is proposed whereby their j wanrs can be supplied and their demands can be complied with. We appeal to them— we appeal to all patri otic citizens to unite with ur; in an earnest and determined effort to secure from congress such legislation as will wisely but surely eventuate in bringing about sound financial methrda and in bu.'.diug up and escablishing confidence, security and safety In business transactions and in the ownership and value of property. That the executive committee be continued ■with power and authority to add to their number and to fill any vacancies which may occur, and also with power to adopt such nutisures for procuring the needed legisla tion from congress, as they in their judgment may deem advisable and expedient. FAVORABLE DEBATE. Mr. Bullitt spoke at length in favor of the resolutions, and as a gold Demo crat urged concentrated effort looking to currency reform without regard to party ties. The resolutions were dis cussed in five minute speeches. John Harsen P.hodes, of New York, favored the plan of the commission. He said: "What is needed in this coun try today Is not more currency, but a better credit, which alone can come from a desire and will on the part of the legislator and individual alike to deal in honesty and with honor among our fellow men. "When this great truth Is recognized and followed In all sec tions of the land, then, and not until then, will it be found that capital will flow freely into city and town and hamlet, and peace and prosperity will follow everything In its train. It is full time that the merchant, the manu facturer, the fai-mer and the artisan and all who by thrift and enterprise J have accumulated property, be the sum ! great or small, should arise from their ! lethargy and spring to the front to de- ! fend the rights of property and estab- ' lish a standard of value and a system j for the exchange of commodity which Will place and keep this country in I the foremost of all the civilized coun- I tries of the world; first In liberty, first ; In commercial development, first in the arts and sciences, a leader and not a follower in the race for social, econom ic and mental development." Other prominent speakers were Wil liam E. Dodge, of New York; ex-Gov. O. V. Coffin, of Connecticut, and Judge Crawford, of Texas. A long resolution prepared and sub mitted by the executive committee and which was enthusiastically adopted by the convention, expressed hearty ap preciation of the monetary commis sions report and of their recommenda tions it embodied. The resolution re cites the«fact that the eleven members of the commission, who are severally named, gave to their work without any compensation or reward, except the consciousness of duty well and faith fully done, many months of arduous work, at great sacrifice by each of them, in absence from home and in valuable time needed for their own serious and important duties, and de clares it to be he earnest conviction of the convention that there has never been in the history of our country a body of men more truly representative of all that Is best In American life, manhood, patriotism and intellig-encu, nor one that undertook and fulfilled a great task for the general welfare in a spirit of more unselfish devotion to our country. At 2 o'clock, after two hours of fa vorable debate, the resolutions were unanimously adopted. The convention adjourned, subject to the call of the executive committee. The monetary executive committee was in session most of the afternoon discussing plans for furthering the educational feature of the work. It was decided to continue the Washing ton and Indianapolis bureaus indefin itely and to attempt by the dissemina tion of literature to work up popular sentiment for the commissioner's plan rather than to convert individual con gressmen. Chairman Hanna was given carte blanche to conduct a campaign along this line. The speeches of the convention will be distributed in pamphlet form and a vast amount of other literature will be distributed. Sufficient money to conduct the cam paign has been pledged. XO CURRENCY ACTION. Session of (lie House Banking; Com mittee Very Brief. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.— The house committee on banking and currency met today but after a brief session did not take action towards reporting any currency bill. Considerable interest attached to the meeting in view of the recent extended hearinjf and of the present monetary meetings at Indian- j apolis. At the outset, Mr. Johnson (Ind.), who is regarded as favorable to the monetary commission bill, secured the adoption of a resolution for a state ment from each member as to his posi tion on the general question of a revis ion of the currency. Mr. Brosius, of Pennsylvania, was the first one called upon, and he stated that he was not ready to define his views on so broad a proposition. As the inquiry promised to lead to some differences, Mr. John son withdrew the motion, with a view to having the Republican members I canvass the subject among themselves later. In behalf of the minority Mr. Cox (Tcnn.), moved that the official proceedings embrace the application j for a hearing of President Warner, of j the bimetallic union, and Chairman Towne, of the silver Republican com mittee, and the refusal of the com mittee to hear them. The motion was defeated by a party vote, with the ex ception of Chairman Walker, who voted with the minority. The com mittee then adjourned until next Wednesday and the Republican mem bers went into secret session, with a view of reaching some common under standing if possible. NOTE OF DISCORD. \«*iv VorU >I«'r«"hnnts Object to the ( ()-ii!;)isHioii I'ln:i. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 2G.— The Merchants' association, of Now York, repr< senting thousands of business j houses and millions of invested capital, \ through its representatives sent to the monetary convention has announced j that the bill incorporating thf plan of ! the commission will be fought in con- ! gress in its present form and that changes must be made. The represen tatives, Alvah Trowbridge, vice presi dent of the National Bank of North America; J. S. M. Creery. Richard Cross, of Morton. Bliss & Co.; U. If. Eddy, of Flint, Eddy & Co., and James B. Dill, counsel for the association, came here prepared to protest on the floor of the convention and offer amendments. Leaders of the move ment argued to them the importance of a united front to secure some action from congress towards currency re form and they contented themselves with filing their proposed changes with the convention which railroaded them I to the resolutions committee unread, 1 and they died there. The representa tives are anxious for currency reform and so agreed not to make their fight at the present stage. STANDARD FOR INDIA. Country Likely to Be Put I'pon a 'wild Baals. LONDON, Jan. 2rt.— Lord George Hamilton, secretary of state for India, speaking tonight at Chiswick, said he thought that during the course of the iuxt twelve months the govern ment might take steps to establish a gold standard for India. Discussing India's immense productive ca pacity, which he referred to as "not yet fully dove loped, but capable of being de veloped by an influx of idle British capital." Lord George Hamilton said: "A stable ex change, attracting that capital, could be se- j cured by International bimetallic arrangement cr by Ind ; a ostsbl.shing a gold standard. The result of the Wolcott mission showed that the former is impracticable: but the difficulties in tho wr-.y of the pold standard are not so inseparable as seme believe." His lordship said he believed the home government could materially assist India In this matter, and he v/ould venture the opin ion that it would do India "innnitely more g:K>d than any temporary loan of a million or two to meet the expenses of the frontier war." «,«. River Fulling. CINCINNATI. 0.. Jan. 2*.— The flood in the Ohio r?aehtd a maximum of ~fl feet and 4 lochea at 5 o'clotk this morning and it has beguu to recede W Of PROSPERITY! PREDICTED FOR THE I, I VI] STOCK INDUSTRY BY THE DENVER DELEGATES. SECOND DAY OF THE SESSION. A NUMBER OF PAPERS OF TIM MM. CAIi INTEREST ON' THE IMtO QRAMME. OPPOSED TO TICKET SCALPING. i National Manufacturer, at New York j Adopt a Resolution Indorsing tlie Pending Hill. .. < ' DENVER, Col., Jan. 26,-Tho follow ing telegram was sent today to T dore Schurmeter, of St. Paul, president of the American Live Stock Feeders' ' and Breeders' association, slffned by ' President Springer, of the national a eociation, now In session here, and by ' George L. Gouldingr, chairman of the executive committee: "In courteous recognition of the deference of you and your association, the National Stock Growers' convention elect you honorary first vice president and tender through you to the American Feeders' and Breeders' association the right hand of fellowship." DENVER. Col., Jan. 26.-Chairman Springer called the National Stock Growers' convention to order at 10 o'clock this morning. There was a full attendance of delegates. A com mittee was chosen of one from each state represented to draft a constitu tion and by-laws. The first address was on "Statistics as to Values of Live Stock and Prospective Conditions," by ' John H. Neff, editor of the Drover's Telegram. Kansas City. The speaker reviewed the history of the stock grow ers' business of the past fifteen years showing that the industry, which was. on the down grade for a number of ' years, reached bottom a couple of years ago. and has since been improv ing. He expressed the fear that stock- Ing and feeding cattle are now bring ing more money than they will bring In the market when fattened. What Is true of cattle, he asserted. Is also true of sheep, horses and hogs. Comparing the stock industry with that of mining, he said, if the silver men had Teller, Jones and Stewart at Washington, the stock growers had Dingley, Grosvenor and McKinley. He spoke optimistical ly upon the probable effect of the Ding ley bill, and especially on the sheep In-* dustry. He closed with a prediction of prosperity for the future. Gov. Richards, of Wyoming, next spoke on "The Cession of the Arid Pub lic Lands to the States." Gov. Richards look the position that not only the arid lands but all the pub lic lands should be given to the states He said the money received from tha sale of public lands had been very largely used in states other than those In which the lands were situated to the advantage of the older at the ex panse of the younger states. Eldwood Meade, of Wyoming, predicted that the day of range cattle herds will soon bo past and favored the leasing of publio lands and the entire breaking up of free ranges as the only moans of stop ping cattle and sheep wars. The afternoon session opened with a series of papers on "Contageous Dis eases Affecting Values of Livestock." OPPOSED TO SCALPING. National Association of Manufactur ers Indorses (he Pending mil. NEW YORK, Jan. 26.— The conven tion of the National Association of Manufacturers was continued today. A motion introduced by Warner Mil ler, urging steps which would Increase trade in the South and foreign trade and favoring the International banking bill now before congress, was refi rred to the executive committee with in structions to report at the annual con vention. Warner Miller spoke at .some length on the benefits which would ac crue through American control of the • Nicaragua canal. On the motion of Dplngato Smyth, of South Carolina, President Search's re port on tli- Nlcaraguan canal question was adopted as a whole. Other recom mendations made by the president took the same course A committee of which Charles Davis. of Ohio, was appointed chairman, was Instructed to report a*, the next con vention on the president's recommen dations regarding the rr-form of the consular service. The state taxation of foreign corpo rations was then taken up. Without - having taken any dt finite action on the ** question the convention on [-"assem bling for the afternoon took up the question of patents and patent laws. Speaking on this question Delegate "W. C. Carker, after reporting on behalf of the committee on pal -red a»-» resolution asking the assistance of the association in urging the passage of two bills on the subject now pending in congress. No specific action was taken. A resolution urging the passage of the anti-s^alping bill now before con gress was also adopted. Th^ com mittee on metric weights and meas ures will, it was decided, report at the next convention. At the session tomorrow the officers will be elected ami In the evening a banquet will be given at th^ Waldorf- Astoria, at which r McKinley will be present. WHAT IS ENGLAND UP TO? * Cruiser Keinp; Hnrrlod South on a Mysterious Errand. SAX DIEGO, Cal., Jan. 26.— Much mystery attaches to the destination of the British cruiser Pheasant, now here, en route .Southward. While the officers convey the impression that their trip down the c-;ast is merely an ordinary cruise, th« more communica tive subordinates say that the warship is bring hurried to reach Southern waters, where she is to join the big cruiser Amphion, and that two will go . on South to Iquique. The Leander and the torpedo destroyer Sparrow Hawk are also understood to be on th Ir way South and were to have left Bsquimault y>st rday. ( It ts impossible to learn what trouble is anticipated oft the coast of Chili, but it Is considered sig mt for tho Leander and Sparrow *' Hawk to be ordered from Esquimault South so soon after their long voyage from England. No Election. NASHVILLE, Tcnti., Jan. 26. Tho two branches of tho general assembly met in Joint convention today and tho vote taken ypstorda ■ for United States Benator was an nounced. Another ballot was taken a"d re- Baited i:i McMillin re r!,ing four vote*. Tur ey three and Taylor two. Two of tiie l'o^ulist nit mbors voted for McMillin and one for Turley. The other D^nwerattc votes were scattered a3 wa3 done yesterday. The Ke publicans voted solidly for Hon. O. X Till man - Mirliacl Sues for Divorce. CROWN POINT. Ind.. lan. 28.— 1n th<- Lake circuit court Jimmie .Michael, th? Welsb bi cyclist, through his attorney, has Bled a suit for a divorce from liU wif r >. Fanny Michael, nee Lewis. In hi; complaint the "Welsh Wonder" says h.- marreld Fanny Lewis In the city of Cardiff. Wales, March VS. IS9">. and tliMt she deserted him In the city of* Aberman. Wales, ihree mouth.; after ihelr marriage.