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BESSEMER, - COLORADO.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
V Senator Vest: —“lf Congress had the
power now to put this country (all
obligation!* being out of the way) on u
single standard, the issue might be a
fair one; but with debts to the amount
of eight billions due by the United
States, the striking of about onc-half
the currency of the country would bo
not only unjust and ruinous, but abso
lutely wicked.'’
* Governor H’m'fe nt Chautauqua: —
“We of the West don't intend to wade
in blood. We believe in the priceless
principles of which the constitution
was builded, but l say to you that let
this impression go on. let it continue;
this attitude of striking the West by
the East because yon have the power
and let any candidate of your old par
ties go before the people in ISU6, on a
platform of protection, when the West
lias no protection, and lie will not get
a vote west of the Ohio or south of the
Potomac."
9 Weir Y'orh “ Recorder . "—“The bus
iness of this country cannot be done
upon a purely gold basis. There is too
much business to bo done and too little
gold to do it with to justify the exper
iment of currency based wholly on one
metal, and that one the scarcest and
dearest of the two. The total disfran
chisement of silver as a money metal,
which seems to be the aim of the gold
extremists at Washington, means a
violent and ruinous contraction of
values. The mere threat of it has al
ready given the first sharp twist to the
screws of contraction. To persist in
the total elimination of silver from our
currency is madness.
Judge Avion Steel:: —“Money is arti
ficial, arbitrary, fixed. Its value docs
not arise out of its commercial or com
modity value. It's the ‘stamp' that
makes the money. As money, it has
no relation to itself as a commodity; as
money, it is a function, a use, to-wit:
to exchange all services and commoni
tics. The possibilities of our country
are equal to the maintenance of free
coinage, alone and against all the
world. Try it. S-e what it will do.
If unequal, it can be repealed. Abso
lutely full legal tender will keep it at
par. Free coinage will raise all silver
to $1.29 aud keep it there. ‘Things
which are equal cannot be at adispari
ty.”'
Senator 11 ~>lcott: —“Prophecy is
futile, but I may be permitted to record
my convict ion that when prosperity
docs come back to this country, it will
be after wc have announced to the
world that wc are a nation of bi-metal
lists, believing in hard money, both
gold and silver; when we have an
nounce! to the nations of Europe that
we propose to have our share of tin;
gold of the world; that we are rich
enough to hold it and are entitled by
our resources and our credit to have
it, and that at the same time we have
opened our mints to the free and un
limited coinage of silver and have re
turned to the paths of the founders of
the republic, paths which so long as
we followed them, brought us financial
prosperity and happiness, and which,
whenever we diverged from them,
have brought us financial disaster and
panic.”
Congressman l try an of Nebraska:—
“The question is not whether the
President is honest or not. It is
whether he is right. The President
has won the confidence of the people;
but he has been deceived. He said in
his message the people demanded the
repeal of the Hherman act. lie has
heard from boards of trade and from
the chambers of commerce, but he has
not heard from the farmers or the men
in the workshops; and he can no more
judge of the opinion of the people
than he can measure the ocean. Let
the friends of silver call the battle on
and never leave until the people's
money is restored. * * * *
There is no such thing as an honest
dollar becousc an honest dollar will al
ways have the same purchasing powet
and the government has never tried to
secure absolute stability in the dollar.
The most dishonest dollar ever pro
posed is that child of ignorance, the
gold dollar, for it will rise in value
and cheat the debtor. ’<Vhile we can
not secure an absolutely honest dollar,
we should approach as near as possible,
and the bi-metallic standard ought to
bo adopted because with bi-metallism
the money unit fluctuates less than
under a single standard.
A. J. Jialfonr, Member of the House]
of Commons —“Wc have claimed for j
ourselves that wc lead the van of com
mcrcc because we are the great up
holders of the single gold standard,
and yet there is not a man. 1 venture
to say, in the city of London at the
present moment who would not look
with horror and some apprehension at
every other nation following so good
an example. Was inconsistency ever
shown in more ludicrous colors? It is
right, apparently it is orthodox—to
have a single gold standard, but let
Germany have a gold standard, let In
dia try for a gold standard, let the
United States go in for a gold standard
and a tremor seizes every one of our
commercial magnates. They look for
ward to a catastrophe, and they know
the ultimate result must be a slow ap
preciation of that standard of value
which has probably the most deaden
ing and benumbing influences which
can touch the springs of enterprise of
a nation. * * * We now f} nc J that
—1 fear partly through our own fault
—the world is divided into gold-using
countries and countries
that the whole mechanism of exchange
between the gold ami silver-using
countries is upset.and with that mech
anism of exchange every merchant
whodcalswith South America, or In
dia, or Mexico, or China, is hampered
in every transaction, and finds doubt
hanging over every element which
should determine his course of con
duct.”
Congressman Homers of California:
—“Many of the banks of the United
States which are to-day with their
doors closed, would be glad to receive
the dollar of our daddies. This
nation can make its own money
for its own people, and if Eng
land wants to put up the bars, ail
right. Which can stand it the long
est? This great country, which could
produce every necessity and every lux
ury, nust not surrender to the little
bind which must depend on what it
m obuia from other nations.”
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
Thursday, Anyuit 17th.
Senate.—A number of petitions were pre
sented.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Hallinger
and went over until to-morrow, calling for a
report as to whether the secretary of the In
terior and the commissioner of (.elisions have
conformed to the law in suspending and drop
ping pensioners from the roll.
The Montana senatorial case war taken up,
ami Mr. Pasco a.ldre-sed the Senate In oppo
sition to tho right of Mr. Mantle to a seat un
der the governor's appointment, Mr. Dubois
spoke on the other side. This was followed
by a colloquy between Senators Mitchell of
' 'regon and Chandler r>f New Hampshlrt—
the former advocating and the latter opposing
the admission of Sir. Mantle. It was agreed
to_vo<c *** 'he question next Monduy
'the discussion was followed by tin amend
I hVent by Mr. Dorman to the national hank
circulating hill. Tho amendment provide#
that any national bank wishing to withdraw
any part of its circulating notes shall, in
writing, at least sixty .lays before the time of
pro|K>»ed withdrawal, msk** application to the
comptroller of the ctrewncy. and that no such
withdrawal shall be made unless such appli
cation be approved. In whole or In part, by
the s«--retarv of the treasury; but no more
than fff.OOO.OOO of national bank circulations
shall be withdrawn within one month.
The resolution to pay members their nnle
nge was adopted after n brief debate, rtevernl 1
Senators led by Puffer and Vest \ oted against
it. A commit toe was appointed to attend the
funeral of Representative t hlpman of Michi
gan.
Hot’s r. The atlendance was small and the
debate not at all lively Messrs Daniels of
Nets \ : !.. iti ; 1 I
speakers.
Mr. 'Vmlock of Michigan announced the ,
d<>ath of Ills colleague, Mr. Chlpnian, and the I
formal resolution- were agreed to and the j
speaker appointed the fallow ing committee ]
to take action : Messrs. Wodock. McMiiiin.
(iorman. Cantth Cannou, Powers, llaughen i
aud Atkiu.
Trlday, August IHth.
Senate.—A long communication from the
secretary of the treasury was presented and
read on the rubject of gold and silver pay
ment. It Is therein stated that on several oc
cns.ons recently gold coin lias been presented
at the treasury in exchange for silver dollars, .
and that the exchange had not been made tie- ’
cause silver dollars were required to t.e held ,
in the treasury to cover outstanding silver !
certificates and treasury notes, and that a:
present the department would r.ot and could
not exchange silver dollars for gold if re
quested to do so
Mr Voorhees reported from the committee !
oil finance a hill to discontinue the purchase
of silver bullion and declaring it to be the
policy of the l ulled States to continue the i
u-e ..r both gold and silver as standxrd money.
Mr. Vest, on behalf of the minority of the
finance committee, presented a substitute for \
tlie bill. The substitute fixes the number of [
grains of silver in the silver coins of the
United States at 404.4 grains of pure silver
per dollar, and proportionately for half dol
lar*. quarters and dime-. The bill and sub- i
stltute were placed on the calendar, an l Mr.
Voorhees gave notice that he would call up
the hill and address the Senate upon it cn I
Tuesday next.
The bill to Increase tho national bank c!r- 1
dilation was then taken up. Mr. Allen i
• Nebraska; advocated the adoption of the
amendment offered by him last Wednesday !
to suspend Interest on tho bonds on which
the Increased circulation Is based. In hi#
judgment the bill would commit the country
to a continuance of the national banking sys
tem. and he thought the time had come when
safely required the overthrow of that system
and It# wiping out ns speedily as possible.
Nine-tenths of ills people were opposed to
anything looking to the perpetuating of the j
banking system. A long discussion followed I
In which several senators showed hostility to j
the national bank circulation. The Allen ;
amendment was then defeated by it vote of 11
to 39.
The next question was on the amendment
offered by Mr. Cockrell, for the redemption,
at their face value, and accepted Interest, of
such 2 per cent, bonds as may he presented
for redemption and to I—uc greenbacks to
pay for them Mr. Sherman opp .red the j
amendment. No action was taken.
Hovsf..- -Mr. Sibley, a new member from
Pennsylvania, opened the debate with a tell
ing speech against monometallism. His ml- ■
dress provoked a great deal of laughter ami ;
hearty applause.
The debate was then suspended for the j
time being. In order to allow Mr. Catching#
to report from the committee on rules a res.- ■
atton author!* the
various committees of the House. No addi
tional committees are provided for. but an in- :
crease Is made In some of them. The r. solu- 1
tion was adopted and the discussion of the j
sliver question resumed by Mr. Haynes, foi- 1
lowed by Mr. Kverett of Massachusetts who j
favored unconditional repeal. They were re
plied to by .Mc=srs. Simpson. Morgan and 1
Talbot.
Saturday, August 10th.
Hot -E - The silver debate was resumed im- J
mediately after the reading of the journal,and
Mr. McCreary, Democrat, Kentucky, took the
floor in advocacy of the repeal of the pur- j
chasing clause of the .Sherman act. lie -aid |
that to day Kngiand hoped that the United ■
States would adopt a free-coinage hill and *
would come to a sliver basis, because then !
she would get our #''.St MKW.OOO of gold. The .
United States could not afford to adopt a free i
coinage policy now. No country alone could i
maintain such a coinage. The only path to !
free coinage was through international agree- !
inent, and the only way to reach that path
wa* to repeal the purchasing clause of the
Sherman act. As n bi metallist he did not \
wish to see this country relegated to a ellvi r |
basis.
Mr. Catching# of Mississippi said that he
would vote for the unconditional repeal of
the purchasing clause of the Sherman act anil j
he would vote against any proposition, direct- j
ly or Indirectly, to effect the free coinage of !
silver in this country at this time at any ratio j
that could he suggested.
Mr. Livingston i(ieorgla) spoke for free
coinage. He vm followed by Mr. Richards I
of Ohio who favored unconditional repeal. lif
the evening Messrs. < urti* and Hrndcriek . f
Kansas and < lark of Missouri spoke In favor
of free coinage.
Monday, August gist.
Senate.—The finance committee bill re- s
ported last Friday, discontinuing the pur- 1
chase of sliver bullion, was taken up so as to
give Mr. Morrill a chance of addressing the
Senate in fat or < f ’he bill. Hcflrst. however,
asked ami obtained Indefinite leave of ab
sence. remarking be was in the Senate cham
ber to-day against the advice of id* physi
cians. He then proceeded to read from slips
his speech hearing the motto. "Mound Money ,
< heat- Nobody. ' Although Mr. Morrill
favored the repeal of the Sherman law he j
said that he was iri favor of hl-mctalllsin. At
the close of Mr. Morrill's speech, which took
| a little over an hour in Its delivery. Mr. Voor- 1
j hers presented the let'or addressed to him by
the secretary of the treasury, showing the
probable cost of coinage of silver nt a changed
ratio, and bad It reid l.y the clerk, saying lie
deemed it ill# duty to lay It before the Senate
and the country.
The bill allowing dutiable goods and for- i
rlgn workmen to he taken to Man Francisco
to aid the Midwinter International Expo-itlon
to he held there passed. Messrs. Vance and
< leorge addressed the Senate upon the Lee
Mantle case, hut the vote was deferred until
Wednesday nt 5 p. in.
Hot se. Mr. Lowers of Vermont took the
(loor iri support of the unconditional repeal of
the Sherman law. He was replied to by Mr.
Hooker of Mississippi.
The debate wa# suspended to allow the 1
Speaker to announce the standing and select ;
committees. Mr. Bland was reappointed
chairman of the committee on coinage. Mr.
Holman was replaced on the committee on
appropriations by Sayres of Texas, and j
Springer's position at the head of the ways
and means committee was given to Wilson of
West Virginia.
Mr. Alexander of North Carolina, Mr. (.'ox
of Tennessee. Mr. McDonald of Illinois and
Mr. Stockdnle of Mississippi spoke in favor of
free coinage. The anti-silver forces were
represented by Messrs, cooper of Indiana,
Sperry. Settle of North ( amlina and Bartlett.
The debate lasted until II o’clock at night.
Tuesday, August gist.
Senate. Senator Allen gave notice of an
amendment to the repeal bill which will per- I
in it the free coinage cf silver at 10 to 1. Mr.
Voorhees of the finance committee then took
the floor and addressed the Senate In advocacy
of the 1)111 reported by him discontinuing the
purchase of silver bullion. Mr. Voorbees, :
while emphatically declaring that he favored j
bl-metnllism. argued that the purchasing
clause of the Sherman bill should l)e at once
repealed unconditionally. He expressed
views of a very contradictory nature and the :
speech was unsatisfactory to both sides. The
Seriate chamber and the galleries were •
crowded and a large number of representa
tives were present. The speech occupied an
hour and thirty-five minutes. After Mr ;
Voorhees took his seat he was congratulated |
by many senators. The galleries then began I
to thin out and a majority of the senators j
left the chamber.
[>cbatc was continued by Mr. Dubois In op
position to the bill. What vote of tbe per- j
pie, he asked, had instructed Congress to
abandon Id-mctallism * There was not a sen- |
ator on the floor, he -aid. who had not been
elected on a platform which pledged him to
Id-metallism. No parly had declared at any
c onvention In favor of mono-metallism, and
none ever would. Ho Insisted, most, earnestly,
that no representative of the people had a
moral right by his vote, or on his own judg
ment. to put the country on a gold standard.
It would be a betrayal of the people.
Mr. Dqboto v« followed by Mr. Palmer
, who supported the bill. The bill to Increase
national bank circulation was then taken up.
Mr. Stewart was the first senator to take the
floor, and he set out to antagonize some of
. the positions taken In Mr. VoorbeeV speech.
He compared the position of the Indiana sen
■ ator to that of a Missouri judge, who. In a
l decision lu a fugitive slave case liefore the
war. was said to have ■‘given the law to the
North and the negro to the South.” After a
. brief debate the bill and amendment went,
over without action.
A resolution wa# offered by Mr. l’effor and
went over until to-morrow, calling on tbe
secretary of the treasury for a report as to
whether national bank* in Boston, Nftw York
and Philadelphia were being conducted in
violation of law ; whether they were paying
depositors checks promptly In law ful money,
and whether they were demanding rates of
Interest higher than those provided by law
1 for loan# >.f money, or for the discounting of
; notes.
Hoi *k (in motion of Mr. Loud of Cali
fornia. a Senate lull was passed, admitting
i free of duty all arta-.cs intended for exhlbi
, ti.ui at the C alifornia Midwinter International
| Exposition. Mr. Mcßae asked the unanimous
: consent for the pa.--.igc of it joint resolution
extending to the Cherokee outlet the provi
sions of the set providing for townslte cn
! trie# of land In Oklahoma. There was no ob
j jucMon and the joint resolution was passed,
i Tbe silver deb.He wa# then resumed and
j Mr. Buckner of W isconsin addressed the
• House In fat. of the r.qwal of the purchas
ing clause. He Was followed by Mr. Mallory
of Florida in opposition to unconditional re
peal. 1 in oiidiMonal repeal was supported in
-peeches by Hopkins of Illinois. Bynum.Kalg
and DeFore-t. Tbe free coinage of silver
was urged lit Lane of Illinois, Newlands of
Nevada, Hepburn, Jones, Bills, Cooper, Ar*
nol.l and William*. The evening session
j lasted until 11 :40,
Wc.liiesdiiv, August 'jitrd.
j Senate. —The resolution offered yesterday
by Mr Peffer Inquiring of tbe secretary of the
treasury n» to the conduct, of national banks
in refusing to pay promptly in currency, the
1 cheeks of their depositors, was taken up; and
a motion to refer it to the committee on
i finance was made tiv Mr. Hour, who said that
in time of popular distress and panic the
• comptroller of currency should not be com
: e.’,e.l to drive the national banks up to the
strict letter of the law. He thought it well
to wait a week < r ten days liefore ’ poking
j into that question t.-o much " A lively dls
citssl >:i of thcqucs'toti ensued. Mr. Hill of
New York opposed Us reference to a cominlt
; tee a:ul iu-Stcd upon it# adoption by the Sen
ate. Mr. Wolcott opposed the reference of
the resolution because he thought the finance
committee would report that :• was of the ut
| most importance to have the Information, but
! that, o« lug to the condition of affairs and the
cessll : - lldcnce tho Senate
should not have it.
Messrs, tiorman, Washburn and others ex
i pressed the opluioQ that the bank* should not
be compelled to obey the law a# It would
j cause a tremendous crash throughout the
country. Mr. Hill undertook to draft some
modification-, but before he completed them
: the morning hour expired and the resolution
went over with out action.
Mr. Stewart gave notice, n# he was dlsap-
Dted tn get I t -d..y to ad ire-,
tbo Senate on tbe bill disc mtlnuing the pur
: chasing of sliver bullion, he woul I seek to
! make hi* address to-morrow, and Mr. Hill
! gave similar notice for Friday next.
Mr. Hoar made an argument against Mr.
Butler's amt t. Iment to the national bank cir
culation act. He said he was opposed to re
i storing to *taie I>.ink# the power of issuing,
! circulating and furnishing currency.
At tbe etoseof Mr. Hoar’s remarks the na
| tional bank circulation ('ill iras laid aside
without action and the report of the commit
tee <m privileges and election In favor of seat
ing Mr. Mnni e a-#‘ iiatnr from Wyoming was
up Ihe debate dosed bi Mr. Hoar in
j favor of the majority report. Tin n, at 5:15,
! the vote was taken mi the sub-tltute offered
bj Ml '> Mil ■ del at lug Mr Mantle not en
| titled to a seat. The Vote was, yens 35. nays
80.
The following i# lb. vote in detail. Yeas—
Me—rs. Berry, Blackburn. < affery. Coke,
l otn, D xon, Faulkner, Galllnger, George,
(it - i.r.iv. llan -. Kvlc. Lliidsnr. M. M 1-
m M Phi n Mand M M u b I
i Ire cot M Via Murphy,
Palmer. Las..., IVIT r, i’hitt. Pro.-tor, Kan-
I *om. Smith. Moekbridge. Vance, Vest, Vila*.
Calll ila White
Messrs r. Cameron,
(.'airy. l)anh‘L Dir-. Dull'- Frye, Hitns
e ! (oar, Hun
ter. Irby done# t Arkausa*;, .lone* (Nevada).
■: i' .go. Roach,
- tire Stewai Teller, Turple,
‘ Wnlthnll. Wolcott—:ui.
Mr. Manderson, who bad changed hi# vote
frmn nay to yea in order to make a motion to
reconsider, made that motion. A motion to
j the mi t on to rcco isldef on tbe t ible was
i • lion on It
tbe Senate adjourned until to-morrow, leav
-1 ing the Mantle case still open.
rhe Ivocat f uncon litlonal
repoal occupied the n:.< .n of the House
■ luring the larger put of the day. They
were Messrs ntonc, 1 ivert, Fitch, Dalcell,
. nmmiogs, Walker, Dunn and Hall, Tbe
free coinage advocate# who spoke were
Me--; *. Hat' ll.( "ITeeti.i iinnon, Bell. Hunter,
Ikert, Dc.irn."ml.Harr;- an ! Bell "f Colorado.
M lel . statistics a dfa its that prove i
IBJ I•: I ' !l
foolishness of tbe statement that the Sbermatt
j law was responsible for the present panic.
Washington Notes.
.Secretary < nrl.de ha# Informed Senator
Vi irheea that It would cost $112,800,881 to
yon a basis
The Senate fiunneo committee agreed on
Thursday to report a repeal bill to the Senate.
It was ■ >to of 6to 5, Chalr
etl i rr ed i>.
Mr. Pence received a telegram from one of
i hi* constituents, who cautioned him to be a
little careful anil not be too hard on Mr. < ar
lisle, reminding him that sugar caught more
fl itl an did v Ini g r '. i Pence . eplied to
tlii* effect: "I am not catching fibs but
i fighting hornet*.”
< h i:rm. in Blsnd, when asked f..r an opln
• stood,
■ replied ■ i don't
: Know. You cannot tell how a fellow stands
| nowaday#. According to the way they used
to stand we would have a major. tv of one for
; free coinage, but how they stand now, Hod
only knows.” The committee on hanking
an.l currency Is said to be opposed to free
coinage.
As soon as the House reaches a point where
! the liutodiiv ..hi "f hill w ill be It; order, Mr.
j Bell will intro Im e the Id 1 to ratify the agree
ment with tbe Southern Utee to exchange
their pre-cni re*ervation In Southwestern
• oh.ratio to tli- m w reservation in Utah. This
bill was reported favorably by the House
committee of the la*t < ongres*. but was not
; reached The I olorad" Senators wanted ac
j tion taken by the House first, because It was
useless to again puss I* by the Senate only to
lose it in the Ho'.int*. The hill wa# antagon
ized bv the Indian Bight* association through
< . I'. Painter, it* agent, anil by the Pittsburg
( attic company.w lili b wa* Interested because
of ihc great number of cattle It had ranging
on the Utah reservation.
When asked for a statement ns to the rea
son which impelled the speaker to depose
him from the chairmanship of the way* and
i means committee. Mt. Springer aahl: “To
»:iy that I "in surprised tit my deposition
; from the chairmanship o I the ways and
means committee and appointed as chairman
: <it the comm!itee on banking and currency Is
' only a feeble expression of the truth. I have
• had no Intimation from the speaker whatever
a * 'o hi* failure to reappo nt, or as to hi* In*
tentlon to make me chairman of tbe other
committee. I go from a work to which I
have given the best <>f my life to a committee
:he business ol * blob I h ivc given but little
attention heretofore. 1 know nothing of the
motive* of tin- speaker or the object that, lie
had In view. He has assured me that he dc
i sired to dr. Hint which he thought wns best
fur the country and tbe DemooratJo party. I
hope he I* not mistaken, but opinion* may
! differ. Ido not rare to make a further ctate
’ inent at this time.”
In response to n resolution of Inquiry on the
| subject of sliver purchases under the act of
j I*oo, Secretary Carlisle sent to the House of
Representatives a letter setting forth the fol
lowing facts: August Iff, IfOO. to August lfi,
i D!iff, the department purchased 101,521.000
| tine ounce*, costing #150.009,450. The high
est price paid wa* 81.20 1 , an ounce on Aug
ust 20, 1M*0; Hie lowest 09 cents an ounce on
! July 24. IS'.iff Treasury notes to the amount
of #150.115.895 have been Issued in payment
! of silver bullion, of which $714,030 have been
j redeemed in standard sliver dollar# and re
tlr-.l slneo August 1, l*9ff. Up to Angus* 1,
IS!*3. #49.l'M.Hid treasury notes linvo been rc
| deemed in gold. Thirty-six million, eighty
seven thousand, one hundred and eighty-live
! standard dollars have been coined from bul
i lion purchased under the net of 1890. On the
| 14lh lust, the government owned of silver
purchased under the act of 1890, 133,161,375
i ounces, costing #121,217,677.
— -
Simple Means of Irrigating.
Postmaster Blxby of Spcarvllle. Kansas, has
put in a centrifugal putnp for Irrigating his
farm. He use# the water from a well sixteen
| feet in depth and ha* a small oil engine
i which furnishes the power. In speaking of
the capacity of hi# pump, he states that he
has been able to successfully Irrigate fifty
acre* of corn, nine acres of potatoes and three
acres of garden, ami doc* no* think that he
has yet reached the full capacity of his pump.
The cost, of hi# outfit wa* about #3BO. This
does not include the sinking of tbe well. It
cost #1.50 per day for fuel to keep tbe pump
going, and the attention of * man to k#«p It
In repair.— Irrigation Ag*. \
BAILEY’S CURRENCY SCHEME.
A SUBSTITUTE FOR VOORHEES*
BILL.
It l’rnvltlea for Hedaaoilng lt»u<U with
National Hank Notes.—Would
Increase the t'lreulntlon
About •Ait,OOO.OOO.
Congressman Bailey of Texas ha* formu
lated a plan which will probably be submitted
to the House a* a substitute to the Senate bill
to Increase national batik circulation when it
reaches ths House. The bill, which 1# re
garded favorably by many representatives, Is
as follow* :
”A bill to Increase the currency and to pro
vide for tbe redemption thereof, and for other
purposes.
"tteeiion 1. From and after the passage of
this act any bank organized under the law# of
the United State# nn.l having on depo*lt with
the treasurer of the United State*bond# bear
ing interest ut 4 per cent, per annum may sur
render said bonds to the trea»urer of the
United States to be canceled and to receive in
lieu thereof an amount of national bank
notes, which, added to the amount of not#-.*
heretofore issued to said bank, shall t*c equal
to 120 cent# for etch dollar specified In said
bonds.
“Soc. 2. Any bank which shall surrender
It* bonds 111 nccord with the above, shall
thereafter be and remain exempt from the
tax of 1 per cent, now required to be paid up
on its circulation.
“See. 3. The treasurer of the United
States shall return to any bank which has
surrendered Its bonds in accordance with tlic
first section of this net, the amount which
may be In tbe*treasury to the credit of such
hank on neenuut of It* redemption fund.
•■Sec. 4. The United Stale* hereby assign.*
all notes Issued under the first section of this
act. and all note* heretofore Issued by such
banks ns shall surrender their bond# In ac
cordance with the first section of thi* act;
ami in order to provide for the redemption of
‘aid note-, tbe secretary of the treasury 1*
hereby directed to have coined Into standard
silver dollar* all of the silver bullion now in
the treasury, except so much thereof n* mny
be sufficient to redeem the colu notes issued
under the act of July 14, 1890, entitled: ‘An
a t directing the purchase of bullion ami the
l#suo of treasury notes thereon, and for other
purpose*,’ and the said silvers dollar shall be
ns a special fund to redeem such of
*ald note* a# may he presented for redemp
tion.
”.-ec. 5. The n.lilltlonal note* Issued to
any bank under the first section of this net
*hall he uniform In all respect# with the no’cs
heretofore issued to the same bank aud tnay
be counted ns a part of the lawful reserve
which the law rcqu’rcs national hank# to held
and the same additional notes shall lie re
ceivable the same as Is provided by the law
f>>r the notes heretofore Issued, and when re
ceived by the treasury shall he reissued the
same as 1# now provided by law, for United
States notes.”
In explaining hi* measure and the position
of himself and many of his frce-eolnago col
leagues on the national hank questlo i, Mr.
Bailey says:
‘•There are about #162,000,030 of these 4
per cent, bonds deposited to secure a circula
tion of about #145,000,000. My proposition
would Increase the circulation over *51,000,-
000 directly and would Indirectly add over
(7,000,000 more by releasing th- sums held in
the treasury of redemption, making a total
Increase of more than #58.(XX),000. Besides it
would save taxpayers of the country over #<’>,-
(XX),(XX) In annual Interest.
• The bank* In all part* of the country
would find It profitable to surrender their
bonds and take thl* additional circulation,
but it would Ikj especially profitable to the
hanks In those sections where the rate of in
terest Is the highest and In every section
which stand* tii')*t ill need of this Increase.
In Texas our rate of interest 1* 10 per cent.
Under the present law a hank which owns
bonds to the faec value of #SO,(XX) ls*ue# 90
percent., or #IS,(XX), In notes. It must keep
5 per cent . or #2,250, of this amount In the
treasury ns a redemption fund, leaving only
#42,250 available for loin*. Thl* sum at 10
percent, brings #1.250 In Interest from which
the clrculntin tax of 1 p -r cent., or slso.mu*t
be subtracted, leaving a net Interest on the
circulation of #3,800. The #2,000 received
fr..m the government ns latere t on the bond#
added to this amount make* a total of SS.SIX).
•Under my plan, the same bank, while It
would have no bonds, would have n circula
tion of #•»,090. which, at tluw rate of 10 per
cent., would yield #O,OOO. The difference In
favorof the bank would thus he #209 per an
num, besides the premium of #10.0X) on It*
bond*. Thl* arrangement would be even
better for the people than It would l»e for the
bank#, because there bonds have fourteen
years yet to run. and ut 4 prr cent, prr annum
the people must pay 66 cents In Interest,which,
added to the principal of 100 cent#, makes the.
total cost of redemption 156 cents on each
dollar. If we can discharge them now for 120
cent*, wc thus save the people 3rt cent# lu in
terest. by siih-litutlng a bond which does not
perform the function* of money wl:h a note
"Mv I. 11 will nlso utilize all of the bullion
non i.i tli • treasury, except what D necessary
to redeem the notes Issued under the Sherman
H.-t The surplus 1# somrthlnglikefOO.OOO,-
(XX). n hick w 111 constitute a rererve fund of
about the a..me size as Is now held for the re
demption of greenback*."
Cyclone in New Jresey.
A dispatch from Itotncrvlllc, New Jersey,
says: A .I*structlve cyclone, accompanied
liv bail the like of which 1* not known in the
hi-lory of New Jersey, swept over thl* section
Saturday night, destroying lioure* and barns
and laying acre# of cornfield* hare a* a desert.
The path of the cyclone wa* about half a
mile in width. It traveled about five miles
before It seemed to have wasted It* fury.
There Is not a hou*c in thl* town of S.IXX) In
habitant* that was not d ini ige.l and the loss
on crops will reach hundred* of thousands of
dollars.
Iti this town there are 10.0)0 or more panel
of glass broken. When the storm broke Mrs.
Ktmlra Morey and William Morey were driv
ing In the old coach road to Homcrvllle when
the cyclone struck the rig.
The horses w ere thrown down and killed.
Mr*. Morey wa* thrown upon her head and
had her head probably fractured. No other
casualties arc reported.
The French-Italian Troubles.
Tbe troubles growing out of the lighting
between French and Italian worklnguvn em
ployed at the salt works at Aiguc* Morles,
France,threaten to Involve grave International
complications
It i# not lu Rome alone that the popular In
dignation nt which the Italian# consider a
gn>** breach of International comity 1# finding
vent In demonstrations that arc evidently In
tended to coerce the government Into de
manding an apology from France for the nt
taek upon Italians, and the payment of nil
Indemnity to compensate the families of
those Italians who were killed. Biots directed
against Frenchmen have occurred In many of
the provincial town*, and the situation is
considered exceedingly grave.
Ed. Wolcott’s Clothes.
The Washington /'"*( In Its desire to get
M»en witli the silver men in ( ongres# ha* got
down to railing nt Senator Wolcott’s taste in
dress. It said recently :
" The most wonderfully kaleldcoscopie, suc
cession of shirt*, tic* and waistcoats to lx;
seen under the dome, covers the broad breast
of the younger Senator from Colorado. One
day It is a shirt front of robin’s egg blue,with
a four-in-hand of deep sanguinary crimson
and a snow-white vest; to-day It I- a bow of
delicate, soulful blue, n l>o«otn of pink like
that popularized by the Hurl of Craven’s
••best man ye naw," and a striped vest, while
tomorrow the stripe* are on the shirt, the
vest is spotted and the tic a shimmering
cream.”
Butte Merchants Will Rotallate.
A largely-attended meeting of grocers and
baker* wns held at Butte for the purpose of
adopting retaliatory measures on the people
of North Dakota for their action on the silver
question. Up to the present time. Montana
in general, and Butte In particular has been n
large consumer of North Dakota flour, hut
Hie leeent gold utterance* of the Congress
men of flic latter state have caused a feeling
of bitterness to arise there against th? whole
population thereof, and In consequence mer
chants have decided to withdraw all pntron
age from tbe flouring mills of North Dakota,
and ex'end to those of Nebraska and Kansas,
the representative* of which favor the freq
and unlimited oolnage of allrer.
Telegraphic Brevities.
Serious rlou hart taken place In Wales In
•trlkea of coalmlnera.
The Cherokee Strip will be opened to set
tle ra ent on the 16th of September.
Barrett Scott, treasurer of Holt County,
Nebraska, Is a defaulter in the amount of
•70.000.
The strikes In nearly all the Kansas coal
mines have been settled and the men hare re
turned to work.
Detectives hare arrested a woman near
Kock Island, Illinois, while she and a man
were placing ties on the track to wreck a
train.
Word has been received from Miss Frances
E. Willard announcing her entire recovery.
She will leave Lucerne, Switzerland, for home
October 1.
The Edgar Thompson Steel Work* of the
Carnegie Steel Compnuy at llrnddock will bo
shut down for lack of orders. Two thousand
men will be thrown out of work.
The Santa Fc management has decided to
close the Topeka car shops temporarily on
the first of September. Only enough employe*
will be retained to make the necessary re
pairs.
There wa* a serious riot at Algues-Morles.
Fr D e on the 17th, between French and
ltanan workmen. Troops linally restored or
der after ten men were killed by the com
batants.
E. M. Donaldson, president of a national
bank ut Marlon, Kansas, the Union Trust
Company at Sioux City, lowa, and a number
of small hanks In lows, all of which Lave re
cently failed, lias lied to Mexico with $600,-
000.
A bill to foreclose a mortgage baa been
filed against the company owning the John
Drown fori, which was recently brought to
Chicago for exhibition. The bill alleges that
the exhibition has been u failure and a re
ceiver for the company Is demanded.
The anarchists at New York are actively
engaged in stirring up the unemployed for
clgners and Inciting them to violence. The
riotous demonstration on Thursday In which
n mob broke Into a hall seems to have set the
ball rolling and there Is a prospect that the
police will have plenty of work to do.
Mayor Harrison of Chicago will take unto
himself a bride some time In September. The
lady Is Mis* Howard of New Orleans. She U
almut 30 years old and north altout $3,000,-
(XX). Mayor Harrison Is OS years old and this
will be Ills third marriage, lie has three
children older than his Intended wife.
One of the best methods taken by Helena
merchants to let Eastern dealers realize
what free coinage mean* to Montana. Is the
form In which many orders are now given.
The formula lu giving orders is: "Goods to
be shipped October 1, 1303, provided there Is
a law lu force for the free coinage of silver.
Otherwise this order Is void.”
The abstract of the reports made to the
comptroller of the currency showing the con
dition of nntiounl banks In the United States
July 12 last, lias been made public. A com
parison with the statement of March 4 la-t
shows a decrease lu individual deposits of
•13,000,000, In loans and discounts of |137.-
000,000, in specie of *‘..'1,000,000, and profits
of $23,000,000.
Some days ago the state department re
ceived a roessago from Li Hung Chang, the
Chinese viceroy, addressed to the President,
to the effect that for the prewnt no retaliatory
measures will be Initiated ns regards the citi
zens of the United States residing In China,
and further, that every elfort will be mude to
protect them and their Interests In peace nml
safety until the assembling of Congress In
regular session, when. It Is hoped) that more
friendly legislation will be had.
The popular ferment In I inly arising from
the Algues-Morles affair shows no sign* of
subsidence. At Mllnzzo, on the north coast
of '.lie Island of Sicily, a mob paraded the
street* nml acted In a most disorderly manner.
The rioters attacked the French consulate,
and smashed every window lu the building.
The escutcheon of France over Hie doorway
was torn down anil taken possession of by
some of the mob. An attempt was then
mnilc to burn It, but the police arrived and
drove the rlotrrs off, and the officers recap
tured the escutcheon.
A stockholder of the Northern Pacific rail
way, whose name 1- withheld, has employed
nttomeys lo bring suit against Henry Vlllard.
Edwin 11. Abbott. Charles Colby and Colonel
Gatteprll, on the general charge of malfeas
ance in office and mismanagement oi :he af
fairs of the company In their capacity a* di
rectors thereof. It I* alleged that the North
ern Pacific properties In which they were per
sonally Interested were manipulated. The
road lost heavily. Ten millions of dollars Is
the sum named as the amount of the profits
of the four directors.
The beautiful white building* of the
World's Fall are lo be sold as Junk. They
are soon to be advertised and knocked down
to the highest bidder Aboul the only thing
of future use 111 them nrc the Iron and steel
nrcbes ami timbers. It is thought that not
more than ? 1.000.000 can he realized from the
auction. The most expensive buildings a 111
probably bring the least money. The manu
facturers' and liberal art* building, which
cost *1,600,001, and which has $,V.,11.00J In
arches alone, will, of necessity, it is believed,
lie given to the man who will tear It down
and carry the debris away.
The Democrat* of lowa hnve re nominated
Governor Doles for n third term. In regard to
silver coinage the platform says: -We hold
to tlie use of both gold and silver as the
standard money of the country and the coin
age of both gold ami silver without discrimi
nating against either metal or charge for
tnlutage. but the dollar unit of coinage of
both metal* must be of equal Intrinsic ami
exchangeable value, to be adjusted through
International agreement or by such safe
guard* of legislation a* shall Insure the main
tenance of the parity of the two inclul* and
the equal power of every ilollsr at nil time*
in tlic market* and In payment of debts, nml
wo demand that nil paper currency shall he
kept at par with and redeemable In such
coin.”
Colorado.
The Union nml People’s national banks at
Denver re-opened on tlie2l*t.
L. !•'. Crandall, postmaster at Mosca, has
been removed for Irregularities.
A manual training school Is to be creeled
at the institute for the blind at Colorado
Springs.
McPbee McGlnnlty's big planing mill nt
Denver was destroyed by lire on tlie morning
of the 22nd.
The American National Hank nt Leadvlllc
and the First Nntlonal Hunk ut Klco have re
sumed business.
The Central National Hank of Pueblo and
the Greeley National Hunk resumed business
on the 21st.
D. A. Camfleld of Greeley shipped two car
oads of wool on the 21st to Providence,
Khodc Island.
The rival sheep and cattle men of Garfield
and Mesa counties are now trying lo arrange
an agreement whereby dilTcrencej can be ad
justed.
Aspen citizen* have subscribed for 103
copies of the New York Httortltr , to show
their appreciation of It* stand upon the
sliver question.
The Union Pacific compnny has obtained
nn Injunction agalnsi the Pueblo officials for
bidding them to complete the work ot destroy
ing tlielr bridge.
The women of Denver held a meeting a few
day* ago lu the Interest of sliver. Addresses
were delivered by a number of well-known
women and an appeal lo Congress was
adopted.
John B. Kocttlng. who Is wanted In Mil
waukee on a charge of absconding with funds
of the South Side Saving* Hunk In that city
to the amount of $107,600, was arrested lu
Denver Thursday night.
Frank Barton, a mechanic, was shot nml
fatally wounded on the street In Denver last
Thursday night. Barton was acting In a
rather suspicious manner and when the
officer spoke to him he ran. Tills sealed his
fate.
The committee appointed bv the stock
holders of the People’s Havings Hank at Den
ver to Investigate Its condition report that Its
securities arc good, but that It* officers have
used It, to back upthu People’s National Hank,
owned, also, by them.
Tlie sheepmen of El Pnso and neighboring
counties held a meeting nt Llmou when tbc
outlook for the sheep Industry was thorough
ly discussed. The meeting adopted an agree
ment, fixing sls r month h» tbc ruling wages,
to go Into effect September 1, and 1* to re
main In force for a period of five years.
Boulderltes and all Northern Colorado
folks on the Colorado Central branch of the
Union Pacific rood are up In arms about the
shabby treatment accorded them by the rail
road compnny In the wny of passenger trains.
The main train, upon which people have ro
lled for tlielr mall, papers ns well as letters,
has been taken off and a mixed train made of
it. It does not reach Boulder till noon.
Several new buildings are t<o bo erected at
Fort Logan, Denver. The Improvements to
lie made will consist, of two sets of bnrrack*
and four sets of officer*’ quarters. They will
cost $70,000.
The Cherokee Strip.
All of the details preparatory to tbc open
ing of the Cherokee Strip have lieen decided
upon and these. It Is thought, will prevent
any number of prospective settlers from
getting any advantage over the others. It
has been the fixed purpose of Secretary Hmlth
and Commissioner Lamoreaux to give each
intending settler full justloe, and tlie utmost
care has been exercised to prevent "sooner*"
from Imposing on the government or defraud
ing others having equal right* wnb them. it
will be opened very mm.
COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE.
Blond Httil Chairman ot the Committee
on Coinage.
The committees of the Home of Represen
tatives were announced by Speaker Crisp on
the 21st, Mr. Bland was named a* chairman
of the committee on coinage, which an
nouncement was received with great satisfac
tion by the silver men. Mr. Fence Is placed
on the committees on labor and Irrigation,
and Mr. Bell on the committees on private
lands and militia claims.
The Important committees arc composed m>
follows:
Ways and Means —Wilson, Most \ Irglnla,
chairman: McMillan, Tonnesssee; 1 uriuw.
Georgia; Montgomery, Kentucky; \\ lilting.
Michigan; Coekran. New York; Steve ns,
Massachusetts; Bryan, Nebraska; Breekcn
rldgc, Arkansas; Bynum, Indiana; Infancy.
Missouri; Reed, Maine; Burrows, Mich gun;
Favne, New York; Dal/ell, Fcnnsylvanla;
Hopkins, Illinois; dear, lowa.
Coinage, Weights and Measures Bland.
MJasourl. chairman; Tracey, New York; Kll
gore, Texas; Epos, Virginia; Slone. Ken
tucky; Alien, Mississippi; Bankhead, Ala
bama; Raynor, Maryland; Harter, Ohio;
CotTccn, Wyoming; McKelghan, Nebraska;
C. W. Mono, Pennsylvania; Johnson. North
Dakota; Dlngley, Maine; Hwect, Idaho;
Huger. Iowa; Aldrich, Illinois; Rawlins,
Utah.
Banking and Currency —Springer. Illinois,
chairman; Sperry, Connecticut: Cox. Ten
nessee; Ellis, Kentucky; Colib, Alabama;
Warner, New York; Johnson, Ohio; Black,
Georgia) Hall, Missouri| Walker, Maaaa*
chusetts; lirosslus, Pennsylvania; Henderson,
Illinois; Russell, Connecticut; llnughen,
Wisconsin; Johnson, Indiana.
Appropriations- Sayres, Toxas. chairman;
Breckinridge, Kentucky; Dockery, Missouri;
Compton, Maryland; O'Neill. Ma*»seliuretl*;
Livingstone, Georgia; Washington, Tennes
see; Robertson, Louisiana; Brookshire. Indi
ana; Williams, Illinois; Coombs, New York;
Henderson, Iowa; Cogswell. Massachusetts;
Bingham, Pennsylvania; Dlngley, Maine;
Grout, Vermont; Cannon, Illinois.
Interstate Commerce—Who, Virginia,
chairman : Price, Louisiana; Drlckncr, "N
--consln; Geary, California; Honk. Ohio;
Mallory, Florida; Patterson, Tennessee;
Curutli, Kentucky; Durburow, Illinois;
Draw ley, South Carolina; Bartlett. New
York: O’Neill, Penns, lvanla; Randall. Ma»-
achusett*; Htorer. Ohio; Bolden, New York;
Hepburn, Iowa; Fletcher, Minnesota.
Foreign Affair—McCreary. Kentucky,chair
man; Hooker. Mississippi; Fitch. New York;
Rnvuor, Maryland; Geary, California; Price,
Louisiana; Tucker. Virginia; Densmore. Ar
kansas; live celt. Mas-aehusct's; Hilt,lllinois;
Jfarmer. Pennsylvania; Morer, Ohio; Blair,
New Hampshire; Diaper, Massachusetts; Nan
Yoorhls, New Y< rk.
Pensions—Moses, Georgia, chairman: Hen
derson, North Carolina; Jones, Virginia;
Houck, Ohio; Snodgrass. Tennessee; Taylor,
Indiana; Lisle, Kentucky; Clarke. Missouri;
Baker, Kansas; Loudeiislagcr, New Jersey;
Lucas, South Dakota; White, Ohio; Tawney,
Minnesota.
Elections-O’Farrell, Virginia, chairman;
Brown, Indiana; Pay liter, Kentucky; Lock
wood, New York: Lawson. Georgia; Hayes.
Iowa; Patterson, Tennessee; Denson. Ala
bama; Woodward. Norili Carolina: Taylor,
Tennessee: Waugh. Indiana; Daniels. New
York: Met all, Massachusetts; Thomas,Michi
gan : Wheeler. Illinois.
Military Affairs -Oulhwalle, Ohio, chair
mm; Wheeler. Alabama; l.splißin, Rhode
I* and; Gorman. Michigan; Pendleton, West
Virginia; Bretz. Indiana; Sickle*, New
Yura; Black, Illinois; Morgan. Missouri;
Bower*, California; Hull, loan; Curtl*. New
York; Marsh, Illinois; (Illicit, Massaelmsett*;
Wotner, Pennsylvania; Joseph, New Mexico.
Postoffice* and Post Roads—Henderson,
North Carolina, cbalrmnn; Dunphy, New
York; Kayle. Mississippi; Haye*. Iowa; Tur
pin. Alabama; Hlpe, Pennsylvania: Cablnes*,
Georgia; Rums, Missouri; Swiuisoh,Virginia;
Caldwell, Ohio; Wilson, Washington; Loud,
t allfornia; Smith, Illinois; Houle, Tennessee;
Gardner. New Jersey; Flynn. Oklahoma
Mines and Mining- Wor■lock, Michigan,
chairman; Hlpe, Pennsylvania; Tate. Georgia;
Ikirt. Ohio. Rlchard-on. Michigan; McDon
ald. Illinois; Cockrell, Texas; Baker. Kansas:
Stephenson, Michigan; Shaw. Wisconsin;
New land*. Nevada; Cousin*. Iowa; Lilly.
Pennsylvania; Ruwlln*. Utah.
Public Lands —Mcßae, Arkansas, chair
man; Hare, Ohio; Magncr.Ncw York ;Krlbbs.
Pennsylvania; Hall, Minnesota; Crawford.
North Carolina; Gre-hum, Texas; Homers;
Wisconsin; Latimer, South Carolina; Davis,
Kansas; Lacey, Iowa; Wnngcr, Pennsylvania;
Moon, Michigan; Mciklelohn, Nebraska; El
lis, Oregon; Smith, Arizona.
RIOT IN NEW YORK.
Unemployed Workingmen Itrrnk Into u
Hall to llnld u Mooting.
There Is great distress among the thousands
of unemployed workingmen in New York
City, and they have gradually become pre
pared for a violent manifestation of their des
perate condition.
A preliminary outbreak occurred on Thurs
day. Ar lavgv. crowd v»i- Y.AA.,
Russians, representing the clothing trades,
congregated on East Tenth Street nt :v beer
ball. The crowd suddenly determined to go
to Wnllialla Hall and hold a meeting. And a
line a mile In length was soon on Ita way
thither. As they had no money to pay for
the hall the owners refused them Admittance.
The mob promptly smashed In the windows
and broke down the door and took possession
A dozen policemen came upon the scene and
nrreated the lenders, dragging them through
the crowd to the station house. They were
followed by a howling mob.
Speeches were made nnd resolutions passed
to the effect that the men were starving and
must have work.
In a short time the reserve police force wa*
on the scene and swept the excited men from
Walballa Hall. The crowd was obstinate hut
a free use of billies scattered them at lost.
Anti-Frebch Agltation.
The anti-French agitation nt Home spreads
hourly. Demonstrative crowds paraded the
■treeta Sunday night shouting for the king
and calling for revenge for the Algues-Morles
massacre. The police were lu double force
all evening and prevented riots.
At 10 o'clock thousands had packed the
Piazzl Colona. A dozen hands led procession*
up the streets entering the square, nml before
11 o’clock the whole district was Tilled wiih
excited crowds. The bunds played Dalian
and German airs while the people sang.
The temper of the people I* reflected bv
the newspapers, which are unanimous In de
manding and urging the government In ex
act satisfaction promptly nnd determinedly.
At the same time the people are exhorted to
restrain their just Indignation nnd await a«
calmly aa possible the event of the govern
ment’s action.
Late In the evening n mob attacked the
Santa Shalra seminary of French priest*, ton
down the escutcheons from the facade, tram
pled them under foot, smashed the window*
and tried to force the door*. Further damage
was prevented by a strong police force, whi
dispersed the mob and guarded the seminary.
Eastern Rain-Makers.
The first experiment In rain-making In New
England was tried at Bloomfield, Gouuectlciit,
on the 19th, when several half-pound dyna
mite cartridges were sent up attached to
fire balloon*. After several balloons bad
been successfully sent up and exploded a*
preliminary tests, orders were given to tlie
experts to send up tlie remainder of the fifty
balloons. The first balloon was prepared nnd
released. It rose a dozen feel, when It was
caught In a current of nlr nnd sagged. Tin
paper In the bnsket took fire nnd the balloon
began to descend, while the llume began to
envelop It from bottom to top.
The mas* of lire, with the dynamite car
tridge dangling from 11, created a panic, nnd
scattered the crowd In all direction*. The
long fuse kept going toward Hie bomb, and It
would be at least four minutes before the car
tridge would be touched off In tin- regular
way. but there was danger that the fire from
the balloon would Ignite the fuse close to the
cartridge. Mr. Stephen* nnd Mr < ffinppi I,
the experts In chnrge of the experiment, kept
tlielr wlta about them, nnd us soon as the
fuse could be readied, tore the cartridge
from the Names, and the balloon sank to the
ground a crumpled mass. It was decided
that It would he too risky to have a repetition
of the nccldenl, with people standing around
In danger, and tlie experiments were cut
short.
The French Elections.
The general parliamentary election In
France on the 20th was unexpectedly free
from disorder, and even excitement. Except
alight disturbances on the Vnr, where M
Gletnenccau. the radical leader, had a hot
fight with his enemies, no trouble had been
reported.
In Paris the poll,although much larger than
usual, was quite featureless.
All of the Cabinet ministers have been rr
elected. M Wil.cm, „i ~ie |,„.
Ircldeot Qrevjr, »|,„ „„„ l„. l ,Me»icd In the
Legion or Honor scandal, Is elected In the
Lochew district of (he Indre et Loire. M. Le
Haye,wbu wa*prominent In Panama exposure.
copper
oV JSS
guaranteed.
address: SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
THE REAL DOGS OF WAR
HOW THEY ARE TRAINED TO
BECOME OF USE.
They Display Wonderful Bagnelty nnd Aro
Kindly Taught Act us Messengers,
Scouts nnd Even us Aids to Sentries
The Algerian Sentry Doga.
Gobrlol Garcia, in Ills "History of
Snn Domingo,” spoaks of bloodhounds
tlmt bad boon trained to carry mes
sages, as woll us to truck tho fugitivo
Indians, but tho lirat modern hint of
imitating tliut plan carno from Oran,
in Western Algeria, whore tho ontor
priso of tho French snouts hud boon
for weeks bullied by tho vigilance of
tho llcdouin shophord 4iogs.
In tho winter of 1879 tho coin
raandor of Fort Dupin was informed
that tho conduct of tho native
zouavos had beoomo a subject of
frequent complaints; but knowing
tho jealousy of tho Fronoh regulars,
ho did not pay much attention to
thoso rumors till one evening thoir
truth was established by tho report
of a strango visitor, a gaunt sheikh,
or patriarch, of a highland trlbo,
who had come afoot all tho way from
Sidi liar rat.
“Where did you leave your horso,
.emir?” inquired the colonel.
••It is gono, sir," said tho sheikh;
gambled away, together with my
cows and my host riHo. Your soldiers
at Hnrrat station aro keeping up a
gambling don, and have smoking and
dancing carousals every, night at
thoir camp, whoro they receive visits
from tho loafers of all tho neighbor
ing villages. Thoy cheat ut dico and
have cleaned mo out. ”
"Kvory night, you say? Why, I
have ordered my patrols to ins poet
tho camp after dark throe following
timos. and thoy found everything in
good ordor!”
"Yes, when thoy got thoro,”
laughed tho sheikh, "but it would
have made thorn stare if they had
seen the guard house an hour sooner
or later. The gambling outfit, the
opium pipes and lots of plunder hud
bcon stowed away under tho rear
porch of tho guard-house building in
good time. Thoir dogs had warned
them boforo the patrol crossed tho
valley.”
"What dogs?”
"Tho Arabian shophord dogs thoy j
keep for sentries,” said tho emir; |
‘•thoy send them out with every picket j
post, and after dark nothing in tho !
shapo of u man or a horso cun como I
near them within throe miles without !
thoso brulos giving tho alarm. ”
The noxt day the post commander J
sent out a strong detachment, with 1
instructions to straighten out that
gambling cam]) and shoot those sen
try dogs. One patrol left Oran at I
taken by n mountod orderly, who ;
handed their louder a note from tho
commanding officer: "I have changed 1
my mind’ about those trick dogs.
Catch all of thorn you can, but do j
not kill thorn. Bring them to Oran
alive. I wynt to try some expert- '
ments.” Tho romarkablo results of;
thoso experiments were coimnuni- !
catod to a French staff officer, and a i
military commission soon after re- j
ported in favor of utilizing certain j
breeds for picket-postduty in sparse-*!
ly settled districts, and, perhaps for ’
the collect ion of ulmuioucd valuables. '•
or the discovery of wounded soldiers
on extensive battlefield*.
Throe of tho Algerian solitary dogs. '
fierce, shaggy and rather wolfish
looking brutes, wero taken to Fan,
in Southern Franco, and, together
with a largo number of collies and
poodles, put in charge of sys tematic I
trainers, whoso success so, n at trade 1 '
tho attention of enterprising neigh
bors. Tho d reibund got wind of
the project, and before tho end of
anothor year regular drill barracks
for tho training of four-footed sol- ■
diers were established in Luollan, i
Saxony, and near Wells, in the up
per valley of Fruun.
Tho sentry dogs aro less available
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for pots, but Iho acuteness of thoir
instincts surpass* nil belief, at a
distance of two or three miles, accord
ing to tho direction of tho wind,
they will "challenge” an approaching
stranger by stopping up cloho to
their two-legged follow-Bontinol and
intimate thoir suspicion by a low
growl, becoming moro or lons orn
phutic as puusos of koon attention
Boom oithor to culm or confirm thoir
misgivings. Ah a last resort they
lay hold of their partner’s mantlo
to arouse him from a possiblo nap.
! but under no circumstances indulgo
in an outright hark that might ttt-
I tract tho attention of nn enemy ap
! proaching in superior force.
On such occasions tho dog will
follow his friend to tho next halting
place and reconnoitre tho hostilo
party in discreet eilonco, or at a
given signal slip away to summon
assistance from the next bivouac.
Dogs of tho samo breed are also
trained to carry messages in u small
leather hag between ditTorent do
tachmonts of a corps ongagod in act
ive service During a field mauicu
vro thoso four footed adjutants may
bo soon darting along tho lino of the
imaginary battlofield, hoodloss of
the crash of big and small guns, but
withal taking euro to confuso tho
aim of hostilo marksmen bv running
zig/.ag or taking advantage of ovory
bit of cover thq ground affords.
Arriving at tho post of tho ad
dr ossoo. tho shaggy innil carrier
will look almut for a commissioned
offlcor, hut pnvatos attempting to
touch tho collar will bo stood off
with a warning growl.
Should no answor be nooded tlm
dog will take a short rost and rccon-*
noitor tho ground boforo running tho
gauntlet of another bullot shower.
A reply, deposited in this collar hag,
is, however, a signal for instunt de
parture, and within half un hour the
lleot mossongor may tints mako a ro
turn trip of five or six miles.
“The Tree of the Thousand Images.”
The title alono might suggest sov
oral quoer inquiries. Is it u treo
worshiped by pagans and inado tho
repository for thoir Humorous idols?
;Or is it a tree whoso knots, bark
and branches hear thousands of crudo
carvings? According to tho trav
clers Hue nnd Gahct it is a much
‘ greater curiosity—a botanical won
! dor, tho leaves of which aro by
j naturo literally coverod with tho
I outlines of quoer images resembling
| men, animals and birds, as woll us
! trees. Mowers and ovon loiters, all
: being delicately delineated by net
works of veins and nervos in tho
j leaves. "Tho lot tors of tho Thibetan
! nlphabot,” says Father Hue, "aro so
1 perfectly reproduced in tho voins of
this treo as to mako mo suspoet fraud.
! After repeated observations, how
! ever. I wan convinced that no fraud
i existed, but tliut. tho images and
Rfebtihructcrs wero simply a wonderful
! freak ” Tho troo of tho
| thousand image's gvuyvs only in tho
mountain regions of
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1 ( olonol Longhorn—Yes, thoro is
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••I wonder what's tho nmttor with
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