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THE SILVER CONVENTION.
PRK8IDKNT < ? ,i:\ i :i, \\i> is m: NOUNCED. Jj?Kf station Against Silver Musi Be Stopiiedr-Tlio Present Ihn in Main* tallied?Ex-Congressiuaii Fierce Maya Cleveland Does Not llopresent the Democratic Party. Tho convention of bi-raetalllHte in Chicago last week waa a lively affair, and thoro waa a large representation from many of the States. Tho last day's proceedings furnish the gist of what was done. When the convention met the committoe on resolutions was not ready to report and speeches were in order to fill up the waiting time. Ex-Senator Hill, of Colorado, was the first speaker, next eamo Representa tive Francis Newlands, of Nevada, United States Senator Allen, of Ne braska and S. C. Thomas, of Colorado. Af tor Thomas had concluded tho con vention took a recess until 2 o'clock. At that hour the committee on resolu tions presented a long preamble and resolutions which were adopted with but slight amendment. The preamble asserted that the law of 1873 which demonetized silver was originated by one Erne?t Seyd, a Lon don banker who came to the United States as tnb omlssary of the money elassos of Europo for that purpose. Tho resolutions deolaro : First, that thore.muBtbo no compromise of this question. All legislation demonetizing silver and restricting the coinage there of must bo immediately and completely repealed by an Act restoring the coin ago of the country to the conditions established by tho soundness of the nation ; and which continued for over oighty yoars, without complaint from any part of our people. Every hour's delay hi undoing the corrupt work of Ernest Seyd and our foreign enemies is an insult to the dignity of American people, a crushing burden on their prosperity, and an attempt to place us again undor tho yoke from which George Washington and his compan ions rescued us. We protest against tho financial policy of tho United States boing made upon tho opinion or policios of any foreign govornmonts; and assort the power of this nation to stand on its own feet and legislate for itself upon all subjects. Second, wo assert that the only rem edy for tho present metallic financial troublos is to open the mints of tho nation to gold and silver on. equal terms, tho old ratio of 10 of silver to 1 of gold. Section threo says the Sherman Act of July 14, 1890, was tho advice of tho enemy to prevent the restoration of froo coinage and protest against its re goal except by an act restoring froe i-motallic coiuuge. Soction four asserts that the calami ties which now afiliot the American peoplo aro not duo to the Sherman Act of 1890 and that matters would be still worse but for tho Act. It insists upon the full execution of that law in the matter of tho purchase of silver and tho issue of circulating medium. Tho fifth resolution calls attention to tho fact that national bank and legal tender money of whatever kind has not fallen in valuo a particle und suggests for the consideration of our follow oitl SSens that tho refusal of the opponents of bi-motallism to propose any substi tute for tho present law or to elaborate any plan for tho future indicates either an ignorance of our financial needs or an unwillingness totuko the public into their eonlidoneo and wo denounce tho uttompt to unconditionally repeal tho Sherman law as an attempt to secure gold monometalism in flagrant viola tion of the last national platform of all of tho political partios. Tho roport was read by Ignatius Donolly and explained by ex-Senator Itoagan of Toxas. A resolution, not embraced in the platform, was also adopted providing for the selection of a committoo to act in conjunction with tho Amorican National Business Lea gue jointly to devise a plan to provide ways and means for impressing upon Congress and tho people tho impend ing perils from tho final demonetizing of silvor and tho adoption of a singlo standard. Ex-Congressman Rice Pierce of Ten nessee, the lieutenant of chairman Bland in the last Congress, was receiv ed with great enthusiasm, and proceed ed to mako a speech which was t iie sen sation of tho day in its arraignment of President Clovoland. "Iam here as a Democrat," said he. "The Democracy had no part in the demonetization of silver. The Demo cratic party does not believe it." [Ap plauso.J " I say hero without fear of contra diction, bees use I speak from there cord, that tho Democratic representa tives from tho South and West, consti tuting the overwhelming majority of tho Democrats upon the floor of Con gress, have overy time that free silver has boon presented cast their votes in tho intorest of the peoplo overwhelm ingly for the free and unlimited coin age of silver. [Applause] It Is right that I should say this which is tho truth. Tho truth never hurts any body." A voice?What will Cleveland do? [Applause]. "Cleveland doos riot represent tho Domocratic party," quickly retorted tho ox-Congressman, snd then the con vention broke loose. Men jumped to their foot, and choored, while a hun dred voicos yelled, "That's it, ho re presents Wall Street." " I say to-day," resumed Mr. Pierce, " that Grover Clovoland is a man who claims to-day to represent the Demo cratic party, but he does not represent it, but misrepresents its position on this question. [Applause.] " Do you know why Cleveland was nominated ?" A voico?" Sevon hundred thousand dollars." [Laughter.] "Our poople throughout the South thought Grovor Clovoland was tho man to protoct thoro against tho force bill. We also believed that he was an honest man and would not attempt to go against the interest of tho will of his party upon any question. Tho loaders . were mistaken in Grover Cleveland's notion." [Applause and hisses.] During all this tlmo the Populists, who hnvo novor forgiven Mr. Pierce for adhering to tho Democratic party last fall, had been restloss and Inter ruptions wore frequent. A Georgia friend of ox-Congressman Tom Watson yelled : " How does Crisp stand ?" [Applause.] "Charles F. C.isp," answered Mr. Pierce, "has stood for twelve long years by tho people on every vote in Congress in support of the free coinage of sil vor, and I cannot believe that he will play tho Judas and betray the men who'made him speaker and the people whom ho represennt? and who sent him to Congress." [Applause, follow ed by hisses from the Populists.J " How about Carlisle V" yelled a dele gate. "If Carlisle favors the conditional repeal of the Sherman Act," replied Pierce, " ho has gone back on his re cord and on all the people whom he has represented in Congress for yoars." [Cheers aod hisses.] After Mr. Pierce had resumed his THE SILVER CONVENTION. PRK8IDKNT < ? ,i:\ i :i, \\i> is m: NOUNCED. Jj?Kf station Against Silver Musi Be Stopiiedr-Tlio Present Ihn in Main* tallied?Ex-Congressiuaii Fierce Maya Cleveland Does Not llopresent the Democratic Party. Tho convention of bi-raetalllHte in Chicago last week waa a lively affair, and thoro waa a large representation from many of the States. Tho last day's proceedings furnish the gist of what was done. When the convention met the committoe on resolutions was not ready to report and speeches were in order to fill up the waiting time. Ex-Senator Hill, of Colorado, was the first speaker, next eamo Representa tive Francis Newlands, of Nevada, United States Senator Allen, of Ne braska and S. C. Thomas, of Colorado. Af tor Thomas had concluded tho con vention took a recess until 2 o'clock. At that hour the committee on resolu tions presented a long preamble and resolutions which were adopted with but slight amendment. The preamble asserted that the law of 1873 which demonetized silver was originated by one Erne?t Seyd, a Lon don banker who came to the United States as tnb omlssary of the money elassos of Europo for that purpose. Tho resolutions deolaro : First, that thore.muBtbo no compromise of this question. All legislation demonetizing silver and restricting the coinage there of must bo immediately and completely repealed by an Act restoring the coin ago of the country to the conditions established by tho soundness of the nation ; and which continued for over oighty yoars, without complaint from any part of our people. Every hour's delay hi undoing the corrupt work of Ernest Seyd and our foreign enemies is an insult to the dignity of American people, a crushing burden on their prosperity, and an attempt to place us again undor tho yoke from which George Washington and his compan ions rescued us. We protest against tho financial policy of tho United States boing made upon tho opinion or policios of any foreign govornmonts; and assort the power of this nation to stand on its own feet and legislate for itself upon all subjects. Second, wo assert that the only rem edy for tho present metallic financial troublos is to open the mints of tho nation to gold and silver on. equal terms, tho old ratio of 10 of silver to 1 of gold. Section threo says the Sherman Act of July 14, 1890, was tho advice of tho enemy to prevent the restoration of froo coinage and protest against its re goal except by an act restoring froe i-motallic coiuuge. Soction four asserts that the calami ties which now afiliot the American peoplo aro not duo to the Sherman Act of 1890 and that matters would be still worse but for tho Act. It insists upon the full execution of that law in the matter of tho purchase of silver and tho issue of circulating medium. Tho fifth resolution calls attention to tho fact that national bank and legal tender money of whatever kind has not fallen in valuo a particle und suggests for the consideration of our follow oitl SSens that tho refusal of the opponents of bi-motallism to propose any substi tute for tho present law or to elaborate any plan for tho future indicates either an ignorance of our financial needs or an unwillingness totuko the public into their eonlidoneo and wo denounce tho uttompt to unconditionally repeal tho Sherman law as an attempt to secure gold monometalism in flagrant viola tion of the last national platform of all of tho political partios. Tho roport was read by Ignatius Donolly and explained by ex-Senator Itoagan of Toxas. A resolution, not embraced in the platform, was also adopted providing for the selection of a committoo to act in conjunction with tho Amorican National Business Lea gue jointly to devise a plan to provide ways and means for impressing upon Congress and tho people tho impend ing perils from tho final demonetizing of silvor and tho adoption of a singlo standard. Ex-Congressman Rice Pierce of Ten nessee, the lieutenant of chairman Bland in the last Congress, was receiv ed with great enthusiasm, and proceed ed to mako a speech which was t iie sen sation of tho day in its arraignment of President Clovoland. "Iam here as a Democrat," said he. "The Democracy had no part in the demonetization of silver. The Demo cratic party does not believe it." [Ap plauso.J " I say hero without fear of contra diction, bees use I speak from there cord, that tho Democratic representa tives from tho South and West, consti tuting the overwhelming majority of tho Democrats upon the floor of Con gress, have overy time that free silver has boon presented cast their votes in tho intorest of the peoplo overwhelm ingly for the free and unlimited coin age of silver. [Applause] It Is right that I should say this which is tho truth. Tho truth never hurts any body." A voice?What will Cleveland do? [Applause]. "Cleveland doos riot represent tho Domocratic party," quickly retorted tho ox-Congressman, snd then the con vention broke loose. Men jumped to their foot, and choored, while a hun dred voicos yelled, "That's it, ho re presents Wall Street." " I say to-day," resumed Mr. Pierce, " that Grover Clovoland is a man who claims to-day to represent the Demo cratic party, but he does not represent it, but misrepresents its position on this question. [Applause.] " Do you know why Cleveland was nominated ?" A voico?" Sevon hundred thousand dollars." [Laughter.] "Our poople throughout the South thought Grovor Clovoland was tho man to protoct thoro against tho force bill. We also believed that he was an honest man and would not attempt to go against the interest of tho will of his party upon any question. Tho loaders . were mistaken in Grover Cleveland's notion." [Applause and hisses.] During all this tlmo the Populists, who hnvo novor forgiven Mr. Pierce for adhering to tho Democratic party last fall, had been restloss and Inter ruptions wore frequent. A Georgia friend of ox-Congressman Tom Watson yelled : " How does Crisp stand ?" [Applause.] "Charles F. C.isp," answered Mr. Pierce, "has stood for twelve long years by tho people on every vote in Congress in support of the free coinage of sil vor, and I cannot believe that he will play tho Judas and betray the men who'made him speaker and the people whom ho represennt? and who sent him to Congress." [Applause, follow ed by hisses from the Populists.J " How about Carlisle V" yelled a dele gate. "If Carlisle favors the conditional repeal of the Sherman Act," replied Pierce, " ho has gone back on his re cord and on all the people whom he has represented in Congress for yoars." [Cheers aod hisses.] After Mr. Pierce had resumed his seat, President Thurnian, who had yes terday in his opening address express ed the greatest personal regard for President Cleveland, criticised Mr. Pierce for drifting into partisan dis cussion. The convention adjourned sine dio. THE) FINANCIAL SITUATION. Dill Arp Thinks a Division is the Ren. edy?He 1? Willing to Divide with the Banks or any of tils Neighbors. Now is the time for everybody to show thoir charity and their good will. Lot us all divide out and help one another. The papers all say that there is plenty of money and the banks that have suspended t have got plenty of assets and if confidence could be restored, everything would become calm and serene again. Well, let us all take on confidence and divide out with ouo another. A man told me that he know of one man in Atlanta who had shifted all his money into gold and had $20,000 of It looked up in a private drawer in one of the banks and there were lots of men who had from $5,000 to $10,000 locked up the same way and they wore waiting to see what congress was go ing to do with sllvor. That is all wrong. That gold ought to bo turned looso. I want a little of It right now. Lot us come to a divide until this trouble Is over. When the war was over and everybody was as poor as Lazarus there wore a few hero and there who had notes on their neighbors. The'stay law had provonted them from collecting, but when that law played out we poor fellows who owed a little ante-bellum money wero suddenly in vited to pay it and it took us years and years to do it. We were suod and pur sued. My friend Bill Fort told me that It was an outrage, and it was. All our substance destroyed and now those debts to hang over us world without end, and so Fort tried to get up a town mooting and pass resolutions to have a big bonfire in the middle of the street and lot everybody who had a note or a debt on anybody be called upon to come forward like patriots and cast the noto or the debt into tho firo and then lotus all tako a now start in the world. I thought it was a splendid idea, but when we began-to agitate it it was dis covered that nobody was in favor of it except those who owed tho money. Patriotism is ono thing and monoy is another. Thoy aro no kin. But now it seems to me is a good time for every body to oomo to a rersonablo divide. I will divide with anybody who will divide with me, though I am in Jim Perkins' fix right now. Jim never had any money to speak of, but ho always hold his head up like a gentleman. Ono day a poor countryman who know Jim and looked up to him took htm aside and begged him for a loan of $5 until harvest. Jim seomed very much distressed and told tho poor fellow that he didn't have that much in the world. Then -the poor follow lowered his sights and asked for $3, and Jim said he didn't have that much. "Well, let mo have $1," said ho and Jim said : "Jack, I*hate to acknowledge it, but I'll swear before high heaven I havn't had a dollar in a month. No, I havn't had a dog-on cent." The times are awful hard, but If wo will all come to a divido nobody will 8ulTer. It's no time to bo drawing PL a man through a bank when tho bank wouldn't lend you a cent. Banks wore established to help people in just, such times and Atlanta brags on hor banks, but you can't borrow u dollar through tho front door. They say there Is a back door or sido door or ground floor somewhere, but I couldn't find it. I was willing to tako silver, but thoy didn't have it I reckon. I don't liko for anybody to draw on mo through a bank. What has the bank got. to do with a man when thoy won't help him lap over or bridge over the bloody chasm. Here I am without a dollar and can't buy a chicken or pay tho f>reachor and ever and anon get a lovo otter through the mall saying they have drawn upon me through the bank for that lit tle account that has boon running so long. Woll. as tho boy said to tho molasses, ''just let] hor run." I'm In a strain just now. It Is the first time in fifteen years that I didn't have a dollar in my pocket or somewhere within reach. I can't feol like a gentleman. I don't go down town. I'm waiting for something to happen. Tried to soli some literature, but they smiled and said they were not dealing in luxuries now?at least they woro not paying cash, but would givo mo a due Dill. "What can I do with it?" said I. "Keen it," they said, " until things turn loose again." So I took it for better or worse and I will divide it with anybody who is as bad off as I am. Let us all divide. Now is the time a man wants an office?a salary that comes in every month. Now is the time that these offico holders ought to como to a divide. If every man had an office what a glorious world it would be. Great piles of money to como pouring in to every family. That's the way it is up north. Every other man you meet in the road has got an office or a pension. Illinois gots $12,000,000 for pensions this year and thon thore are tho offico holders besides and tho grab at tho world's fair and wo poor mlserablo slnnerB down south not only got nothing, but have to bolp pay it all. If Mr. Clevel and had born a little bigger around his waist ho would have given our boys all tho offices as a sot-off. There aro bowols of mercies and bowels of oompas slon according to scripture and Mr. Cleveland ought to have them and help our people out. I see that The Boston Herald has figured it up and says that tho south has paid to tho north $350, 000,000 on the pension account, and that it is likely to run on for half a century longor. Don't it- make your blood noil this hot weather to think about it? Hero 1 am without a dollar and can't buy a chicken and company is coming next week and I owe tho butcher and tho baker and tho proacher and my taxes aro coming on, and yet in the face of all theso I hear the sarao old call for more pension money. Nearly every man anu woman north of the line stands round tho publlo treas ury with their mouths open liko young birds in a nest and say to tho paternal government: "Daddy, drop anothor bug in horo." Thoy greedily Bwallow all tho millions that como from pen sions and the government contracts for the army and tho navy and nine-tenths of all tho offices, and theso pious hypocrites will go to church on Sunday with a gold-bound hymnbook nnder their arms and thank Qod in thoir prayers that they are not as thoso publicans down Bouth. But tho weath er is tOO hot to ruminate upon such things and wo will try to be calm and sorone. BILL ARP. ?He was a legislator, not because of bis preeminent fitness for the task, but because somehow or other he had got ton there. " Suppose," said the portly caller, "that the free-silver people should provide a large amount of money to iniluonoo votes, could you he induced in any way to exert youi in fluence to keep silver circulation as the money standatd?" "Humph I I might. But you'd have to pay me in gold." WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Extra Session of Congress?Dealing * With the Financial Problem?Strong Sentiment for Ilepeal of the Sher man Act. Washington, August 2.?Members of Congress continue to come in very slowly, and there was some doubt ex pressed to-day aa to whether there would be a majority of Democrats in town in time for the caucus, which is set for Saturday night at 8 o'clock. There was to-night not more than forty members of the lower House in the city, and less than a soore of Sena tors. Among the latter, Senator Teller is the most recent arrival, and be comes fresh irom the West, ready to take up the fight for silver where he dropped it at the close of the last session. He sees no menace to the tho country in the existence" of the Sherman law, although he admits thut it Is not what he wanted when it was passed. Ho is emphatic in his opinion that it cannot be repealed, at least without some substitute, and says that some months will elapse before the law is wiped from tho statute book. Speak ing of the subject generally, Mr. Tol ler suys that the people of this country are not afraid of the currency, and it is not fear that has causod tho present condition. That they have full confi dence in the currency is evidenced, ho thinks, by the fact that they are hoard ing it away and keeping it in all sorts of Bafe places, thus withdrawing it from circulation. Wore they afraid of the curroncy, as is argued by the op ponents of silver, Mr. Toller says the people would show tholr timidity by getting rid of it and making invest mentsln something olse. But this is not what they are doing. Mr. Toller lays tho whole trouble at the doors of the bankers, who, he says, for the pur pose of forcing an issue of bonds and creating sentiment favorablo to the repoal of the Shorman act, worked up a general scare and sought to establish a general feeling of distrust. Senator Harris said to-day that the Senate finance committee was ready to go to work on the subject at a moment's notice. His personal views as to tho result of the attempt to repeal tho law ho refused to give, but added that everybody knew no was a frlond of sil ver as a money met ul. Mr. Harris and Senator Voorhoes, chairman of tho finance committee, had a long confer ence yesterday, during which It is supposed they mapped out a plan for tho work of that committee Mr. Har ris bclioves there will bo a groat many measures introduced, and that tho ma jority of them will probably bo in tho nature of compromises, looking to an increase in the ratio, with a provision for the free coinage of sllvor. It is probable that tho Democratic members of the Sonate may caucus about the middle of the week, to de termine the distribution of patronage under tho secretary of tho Senato and the serjeant-at-arms, hut no call for that purpose has yet been issued. There may be a little delay in this, owing to tho foot that the courtesy which exists among Senators will ro Suiro them to wait tho action of tho tepublicuns In deterining what mon shall be kept as the representatives of tho minority. Special to the Nows and Courier. Washington, Aug. 2.?-Less than a hundred mombors of Congross have reachod tho Capital, but so far as these havo expressed thomsolves the sentiment in favor of tho repeal of tho Sherman Silver Purchasing Act is overwhelming. Pour-fifths of tho members who have called at Mr. Crisp's headquarters since tho ex Speaker's arrival in the city do not hesitate to say they are in favor of ro peal. Some of thorn, however, have compromise suggestions which they add to their declarations against the Sherman Act, but with such a general sentiment against tho obnoxious law it is now beliovod to bo not unreasona ble to suppose that an araicablo adjust ment of tno financial problom may bo reached at an oarlior period than is in dicated by some of tho froo silvor en thusiasts. One of tho most conspicuous oallors at Judge Crisp's headquarters to-day was Representative Oates, of Alabama. Mr. Oates is regarded as ono of tho ablest lawyers in the House, and he is one of tho best rough and tumblo de baters in that body. He is a stubborn and an aggressive udvocato of what ho conceives to bo truo Democratic prin ciples, and he will probably bo a con spicuous figure in the coming Con gress. Ho Is in favor of tho repeal of the Sherman Act, provided it is coup led with free coinage of silver at an in creased ratio from twenty totwenty-llvo to one. If the latter proposition is not acceptable he insists that tho tax on tho State banks be repealed as recom mended in the Chicago platform. He is not willing that tho Sherman Act should bo repealed unconditionally, accompanied by an undei standing or a promise that the froo silvor question and tho bank tax proposition may be dealt with at a future time. Ho says he has como to Washington prepared to carry out tho provisions ot tho Chi cago platform, not only as rogards tho financial questions, but also so far as it relates to the tariff. He insists that tho party pledges be carriod out, even if tho coming session should last until noxt July. Ho is oppose'"', to any divis ion of tho work between tho extra and the regular sessions. Mr. Oates' viows on this subject ap peared to strike a responsive chord among several Southern Congressmen who were present. Represontativo Robertson, of Louisiana, at first differ-, ed with Mr. Oates and suggested that it might bo better to ropoal tho Shor man Act or stop tho purchase of silver for a period of six months and adjourn. Suoh a course would enablo tho coun try to judge tho offeot of such legisla tion. Mr. Oates finally porsuadod tho younger mombor from Louisiana that it would probably bo to tho advantage of the country to tako up tho ontiro fi nancial problem and dispose of it in one continuous sosslon. Ho contends that thoro should not bo any trouble in reaohing a oonolusion, providing mem bers come together in a spirit of frank noss with the intention of doing tho groatost good for tho greatest number of peoplo without rogard to section. The people of Alabama aro willing that the Shorman law should be re poalod, but thoy are also anxious to be relieved from the tax on State banks. A combination of these two recom mendations in tho Chicago platform ought, in his opinion, to meet tho ap proval of the Democrats in Congress, and also tho President. He is equally anxious that the tariff quostion should be taken up and oonsidorod without delay. The suggestion that August and September may be oppressively warm in Washington appears to havo no terrors for him. Washington, D. C, Aug. 4.?Treas ury offloials state that the troasury is prepared to supply all tho small cur rency wanted and tho lack.of suoh our rencyrin some sections of tho country Is neeunted for by the supposition that all money is scarce or that the banks have failed to procure of tho treasury the small notes needed for home con sumiit ion. At no time in roooot yours has so much small monoy gone to New York and the lack of small notes there can not be accounted for except on the theory that much of It Is being hoarded by those who receive it, thus with drawing it from active circulation. It is stated at the treasury depart ment that there is no likelihood of the resumption of tho issue of gold certi ficates until the free gold stands from sevou to ten million above the reserve. Their issue can only be authorized by the socretary of the treasury, who has not yet given any Instruction in that direction. The free gold is now nearly $000,000. EX-MINISTER BLiOUNT. His Mission to Hawaii is Ended and Ho is Coming Home. San Francisco, August 1.?Authen tlo advices received here state that Minister Blount has determined to turn over matters in Hawaii, as far as United States interests are concerned, to Commodore Skerrott of tho Boston, and he will sail for tho United States on the 6th instant, without waiting tho appointment of his successor. Mr. Blount may therefore be expected to arrive at San Francisco about August 12. Meantime his report, which has been mailed by tho steamer Oceanic, will have precoded him, and by the time tho special commission and tho minister arrives in tho East, the Presi dent and Secretary Gresham will have had full opportunity to carefully con sider its contents. Tho intimation that Mr. Blount has relinquished his mission bocauso he resented his appointment as successor to Mr. Stevens does not appear to bo borne out by the facts. The appoint ment followed Mr. mount's arrival in Honolulu as a natural and necessary feature of tho work placed in his hands, and tho minister's reason for returning to the United States is his desiro to give attention to personal af fairs, which are much in need of care ful handling ; and tho fact ihat ho has already complotod tho Important wart of tho work confided to him justifies him in returning to his homo. In this connection it may be stated that tho scope of this work was limited to tho collection and collation of tho existing political situation In Hawaii. It was not contemplated that ho should recommend annexation'or a protecto rate, or that ho should endeavor to re store monarchy. Ho was to learn all the facts, to ascertain as nearly as he could, in tho absonco of a popular vote, which was not in his power to secure, tho oxact strength of the annexation sentiment on tho islands, for tho ad ministration has taken the position that it would not accord with Republi can ideas that a different form of gov ernment should bo forced upon tho majority of the Hawaiian pooplo against their desires. But ho was not empowered to intorforo in the affairs of the provisional govornmont further than was necessary to protect Amort ? can interests, nor was ho charged to make any recommendation; and to tho President and Socretary of State was to bo left the decision as to tho future relations of Hawaii to tho United States, Mr. Blount's report forming: tho basis for that decision. Washington, August 2.?Tho re port of Ministor Blount on Hawuiian affairs is duo in Washington, and is likoly to bo dolivered to Secretary Gresham at any time. Mail sent from Honolulu on tho Steamer Australia reached Washington Monday, and as tho Oceanic, whioh carried Mr Blount's report, arrivod in San Francisco the day after tho Australia, tho mysterious document seems to bo slightly overdue. It is not likely, howovor, that delay rests in tho United States dispatch office at San Francisco, whonco official communications from Honolulu aro sont to Washington. So valuable a packago will necessarily bo transmitted with ospocial precaution for Its safe de livery. While Secretary Gresham and other officials of tho State. Department will not consent to bo quoted on the subject of Mr. Blount's reported homo-coraing, it is positively stated that tho minister had decided to loavo Honolulu on Au gust 0, with tho intention of coming direct to Washington. Careful investi gation indicates that tho synopsis of tho instructions to Mr. Blount contain ed in tho dispatch from San Francisco is substantially correct. THE CONFEDERATE REUNION. Anot lie r Change of Date for the Great Gathering in Birmingham. New Orleans, La., August 2.?The Southern Confederate reunion, which was originally to havo boon hold at Birmingham in July and was then post Eonod until September 15th and 16th, as again boon postponed to tako place at Birmingham on Monday and Tues day, October 2d and 3d. Among tho reasons assigned for a further postponement is the sumnior hoat, to permit tho harvostingof crops, tho hope and boltof that tho financial situation would greatly Improve during tho dolay and principally was the do sire to afford tho old veterans an oppor tunity of getting cheapest rates to tho World's fair. Adjutant Gonoral Moorman issued to-day a gonoral order announcing tho postponement, and stating that tho re union would positively tako placo at Birmingham on tho last named dates, and that tho unveiling of tho Confeder ate monument at Chicago would occur on October 7 th. As this is tho only Confodorato monu ment upon northern soil oroct to com memorate tho memory of tho six thous and confodorato doad vesting in the shades of Oakwood comotory, Chicago, Commanding Gonoral Gordon appeals to all comrades to form clubs and tako advantage of tho choap oxoursion rates secured for tho occasion. Hon. W. C. P. Breckinridgo will bo tho orator of tho day. Gen. John B. Gordon, commanding tho United Confodorato Veterans, has issued an order, in whieh he says: " Tho general commanding regrets tho necessity which oompels another change of date for holding tho United Confodorato Veteran rounion. which was to havo boon hold at Birmingham, Ala., on Sept on her 15 and 10 next; hut finding It to bo Imperative that a slight chango should bo mado so as to porfoct all arrangements and accommodate all interests, ho has, after full consulta tion, and all concurring, fixed tho dato for holding tho reunion at Birming ham, Ala., on Monday and Tuosday, October 2 and 8, and too unveiling of the Confederate monument at Chicago on Saturday, October 7. This is final, and no other ehango or postponoraont will bo mado." ?A controversy is raging in St Louis about the identity of the last surviving soldier of the revolutionary war. The facts seem to indioate that this obscure individual was John Gray, who died at Hiramsburg, O., March 28, 188?, and who lies burled thoro in an almost un marked grave. He was 104 years old at tho t<me of his death, and was a con tinental soldier when only sixteen years old. CHARLESTON L.IQUOR. \ Barrel of Whiskey Arrested and Sent to Jail?A New Phase of the Ponding (Question. The News and Courlor gives the fol lowing account of an unusual seizure under the dispensary law : An impetus was given to the now somewhat flagging interest in the Evans law yesterday by the seizure of a barrel of corn whiskey which has been in the South Carolina Railway's waro house for some time. For some time Constable Swann, who has been in the city since the 1st of July, has been paying frequont visits to the freight office. It was presumed that he was on the outlook for contra band goods, and it is more than proba ble that tho officials would have will ingly told him of the existence of this barrel except that it seemed so obvi ous to them that it did not come With in the provisions of the Evans law. Howover that may be Constablo Swann asked no questions, but in his frequont visits continued to keep an oye open for whiskey. Yesterday morning ho observed tho barrel of corn whiskey, and immediately started to levy upon It. The officials of tho road objected on tho ground that under no circum stances could ho take the barrel with out having more authority than ho had with him. Constablo Swann wont off. but came back after awhile and again domandod tho barrel. He show ed his constable's badge, and said ho had u telegram authorizing him to take it. When asked to show this, howover, he declined. The freight department of tho road, after making him give a receipt for tho barrel, made no resistance to his seizing it. Ho had it put on a dray and taken down to tho Sheriff's office. From there it was carried ovor to tho jail and deposited for safo keoping. The legal complications which will arise out of tho action of Constablo Swann will probably bo of u serious jia ture, for this case is ossontlally differ ent from any othor that has yet arisen. This particular barrol of whiskoy has a rather peculiar history, and ono which will bo of great importance when the matter gets into Court. ? It was shipped from Statesvillo, North Carolina, "Diamond 13," to parties in this city. A requisition was made-for the bill of lading subsequently. It was unloaded and placed in tho freight waro house. On tho bill of lading tho name of tho consignee appoared as "Mr. Bldowinklo." This was thought to be a mistake, and some complica tions followed, and resulted in the li quor never having boon delivered. In cases of this Kind, after some time bus elapsed, tho goods are very often sent back by tho railroad to the original shipper, and this would have been tho ease in this instance had not Consta blo Swunn taken charge of it. The questions which arise are se rious ones. The goods may not only rightfully bo considered as in transit, but thoy woro moreover in the custody of a railroad which is in the hands of the United States Court. Neither the railroad nor 11 attorney hits signified what actiori ih :y propose to tako in tho matter, but there is little question that proceedings will bo begun against Mr. Swann. It is suggested that very much the same principles uro involved as wore considered in tho case against tho county sheriffs?tho seizure of property in the hands of tho United States Court. In tho case of the Bhoriffs this action was decided to bo contompt, and tho sheriffs were llnod accordingly. WHISKEY IN SUfifTBR. Tho State Constables Make a Haid and are Subjected to Hough Treat ment. Special to the Columbia Hegister. Sumte?, S. C, Aug. 3.?This after noon Mr. Dave Morris was arrested by Constables M. L. West and C. McCar thy on a warrant sworn out by E. Mima Pitts. Thoy proceeded to Mr. Morris's house, whore ho opened tho doors and an examination was made., finding a groat deal of tho old stock of Morris Bros., ox-liquor dealers, which goods Mr. Morris claims to have stored thoro whon ho closed his saloon. Morris ordered everybody out of his house and thoy loft, but shortly re turned with Assistant District Attor ney Buchanan and Constablo J. W. Holloway and forcibly ontorod tho front room, breaking open the room in which tho goods woro stored, seizing all the liquors and othor bar stuff and delivered them to Doputy Sheriff James Gaillard. Tho sheriff has re ceipted for them and now has thorn safely stored in jail. As soon as Mr. Morris was arrested the news began to eirculato and in a short while a large crowd had assem bled around tho house and guyod tho constablos unmercifully. The crowd was very excited and considerable boisterous conduct was engaged in. Several difficulties, by tho wiso coun sel of cooler heads, woro provonted. After tho delivery of tho whiskey was completed and during a drizzling rain tho crowd still hung on and made it very unpleasant for tho constables. Several rough and tumblo lights woro indulged in, in which Constablo Mc Carthy recoivod a stinging blow in tho mouth, cutting his lip. A rumor on tho streot to tho offoct that Govornor Tillman would bo in on tho f>:45 train drew a largo crowd to tho depot, and shortly boforo tho ar rival of the train Constablo Holloway came up with a valiso in hand, whon thoro was a general shout and a break by tho boys for him. During his stay at tho dopot he was unmercifully guy ed and was struck by thrco or four rotten oggs on ontering tho train. Ho drow his pistol in a threatening way, but was mado to put it up by Aldorman Monaghan, who afterwards protected him until the train loft. Largo crowds are still on tho streets talking over tho affair. Rumor says that othor raids will bo mado soon and our poople are waiting for further do volopmonts. Assistant Attorney Gen oral Buchanan says ho will see his constablos protected and will prosecute any who has or will interfere with them in their legitimate work. ?The stoamship Karmanla, direct from Naples, arrfvod at quarantine in Now York on tho 3rd inst., with cholora on board. Throe doatbs among tho passongers occurred during tho voyage. Dr. Jenkins boardod tho vossol at quarantine and soon after hurried to tho otty with tho Intention, it is said, of holding a conference with tho health board authorities. ?According to Tho Lancot, tho well-known English medical weekly, cholera has lioon epidomic in Mar seilles for tho last three months. The local officials, it is asserted, have carried their policy of deception to such length that even tho government has boon led astray in regard to the real stato of affairs. Tho prefecture now admits that there havo been 001 deaths from oholera in Marseille? since tho middle of May. During tho last four weeks there have been 820 deaths throughout France. AN ALLIANCE MANIFESTO. Every Candidate Must OeC on the Al liance Platform and Dodging Will Not be Allowed. The Columbia Journal reports tho following; conversation with a promi nent A ! I ia nee inan. giving his interpre tation of the recent actings and doings of the State Alliance : Tho Alliance mooting at Walhalla was tho subject of discussion at first, and ho attempted to correct a fow false impressions under which he folt the reporter had been laboring. He said that Colonel Norris was withdrawn from the race for prosidont by his friends not because they feared defeat for him, but purely in the In terest of harmony Hon. W. D. Evans was not, as many supposed, elected be cause he was a known opponent to the Governor, but because he was the choice of tho majority at the particular time, and ontiroly without consideration of the Governor. The gentleman insists that tho Alli ance is now on a solid basis, with a fino membership and in a flourishing con dition. Ho intimated that certain gentlemen (indicating very strongly who thoy wero) had gono to tho Wal halla mooting under tho impression that thoy would run tho wholo busi noss, and, with a suggestive smilo, ask ed as to their corpulency siuco the mooting. He said that the Allianco did not in tend to allow politicians to run It any longor. " Wo havo dotormlnod now to rovorso tho order of things and run the fiolitieians," ho said. " We havo sot orth our demands in unmistakable terms and thoy must bo agroed to by those who want our support. It does not make any difference what man wants tho Allianco voto. Ho must stop right up on tho Allianco platform and stand squaroly on it without Hickoring or attempting to dodgo issues. In this State wo think it best to stay within tho Democratic party and control it, because wo havo the majority of tho whito votors and can do so very oasily." " In national politics," ho continuod, " wo will havo to doclaro for a Third Party, because noither of tho old parties will glvo us what we want, rhey aro both controlled by Wall street, aud cannot succeed without its influence. Therefore we can hope for nothing from either of them." " From what part of tho country do you oxpect to get your President ?" was asked him. " It does not make and difference to mo whothor ho is a Western or South ern man. Wo can get good men from oithor section and all that the South and West has to do is to stund together to elect any man they may want." AN EXCITING ADVENTURE. Tho Burglars Held Up the Train, But the Widow Held Her Money. Jacksonville Times Union : She was a charming young widow and sho oc cupied a section on tho Pullman sleeper between Denver and San Fran cisco. The train was crowded and the at tention of tho passengers was divided between tho winsome widow and tho young bridal couple from tho East, who careless of the comment thoir ac tions exoited, continued to love each other with caressing words and eyes to their heart's content. Tho through passengers had becomo like friends, and tho long days during which tho train rushed over rolling praries and desolate alkali waste wero mado short by plensant convorso. It was one night when thoy wore de scending tho western slope of tho great Rockies that the incident occurred which makes this story. Sovoral card tables had boon estab lished, and at ono of them tho bridal couple played as partners against the pretty widow and a handsome young man from Jacksonville, Fla., who was on his way to Southern California. Tho game had ended and tho young married couplo wero victorious. They woro indulging in good-humored badi nage at tho expense of their late oppo nents and asking if there woro any other games thoy were more familiar with than whist. "Never mind,"said the little widow, " luck won't run your way always." Seemingly in answer to tho prophecy came tho storn command, " Hands up I" and at each end of tho car stood two masked desperadoes with drawn re volvers. Tho male passengers woro taken by surprise and there was nothing to do but obey. Slowly tho robbers went through tho car and as ono hold tho cocked re volver covering his victim tho other secured his valuablos. Whon they camo to tho bridal couple they mado a rich haul, the diamonds of tho brido and tho woll-filled purse of tho groom, and then they turned to tho widow, Your money," stonily. De muroly sho handed ovor hor purse and an examination showed tho train rob bers that it contained only a railroad tickot, $3.50 in cash and Southern Ex press money orders for $1,000. The $3.50 thoy confiscated, but politoly handed back tho purse and money orders, saying, " If all had your fore thought our occupation would bo gone." Tho little widow married her hand somo young card partner in San Fran cisco, and is now living in Jacksonville. ?Tho term " freo coinago of silvor " may bo taken in two senses. In ono it may moan tho coinago silver by tho government for any one freo of cost to tho owner?freo of soignlorage, tho part going to the govornmont for tho expense and coat of coinage ; or it may mean tho unlimitod coinago of silvor, without limit by law on the amount coined. At present any person may tako gold bullion to tho Unitod States Mint and havo it coined, not only free of seigniorage, but also in any amount tho party desires without restriction of law ; but with silvor tho govornmont Itself coins the silvev or issues certifi cates, from tho bullion (4,500,000 ounces) a statod amount onch month and no more. Tho torm " free coinago " has boon and is now being used in both theso senses. ?A now and unexpected element of rollof has boon injected into tho financial situation. Unitod States bonds havo roachod such a low figure that tho national banks in Now York seo thoir way cloar to mako a profit by issuing circulation against thorn. Ar rangements havo therefore boon made by somo of tho moro promlnont banks to Increase thoir circulation from tho minimum limit at which it stands to such an amount as will materially ro liovo tho present tension. It is esti mated that $8,000,000 or $10,000,000 will bo so added to Now York's supply of currency within a very short time. Orders have already boen placed with the comptroller of the currenoy for part of the new bills, and some of the banks have bought their bonds prepa ratory to dopositlng thorn in Washing ton. ?Giving us chance to sufTor for him in this world is God's way of bestowing riohes and honor upon us in the next. BURIED TREASURE FOUND. A Pile of Old Gold ColnB Unearthed in Hpartanburg County. Mr. W. II. Lyle8 returned to the city yesterday from a stay at his summer home at Lundrum's, on tho Ashovillo and Spartanburg road, near the State lino. He tells the story of tho re markable find of buried troasure upon the plantation adjoining his place by a poor white farmer. The treasure is all in gold coin, somo of tho coins being 175 years old. All of it is the coin of foroign countries, and tho dates range from 1719 to 1792. A few days ago a white farmer was ploughing in the field. His plow turn ed up two of these gold coins. He picked them up and went ahead. His wife came along shortly afterwards, hoeing. She dug up two more. Then thoy stopped work and went back to the spot, beginning to dig. In u short time thoy unearthed a pile, with no othor covering than the earth, of over 100 of those gold coins. Each one of thorn was as nright and shiny as if it had just como from the mint. The money value of tho gold itself Is about $500. Somo time ago tho samo farmor dug up an old skillet near tho samo placo. It is supposed that tho coins woro buried thoroin. The land upon which this gold was found formerly belonged to Thomas Karle, but thoro is no clue to solve tho riddle of how this troasure came to be buried thoro. It is supposed to have been a collection of rare coins made by somo man with a fancy for such things during the present century and buried thoro for safe keeping during tho war. Tho value of tho coins, on account of their ago and rarity, is no doubt, very considerable. . Tho coins aro Spanish, English, Gorman, etc. Mr. Lylos secured two of them. Thoy aro beauties. One of them is tho size of a five dollar gold pioco. On ono side is tho inscription in Latin "Philip V, by tho Graco of God, King of Spain and India." This surrounds tho head of Philip. On tho obverse is tho crown and coat arms of Philip and this in scription : " Tho fear of God is the beginning of wisdom." Tho othor coin is larger. Surround ing tho head of a woman, Louis' queen no doubt, is tho inscription : " Louis XV, by tho graco of Cod, King of Franco and Navarre, 1779." On the obverse is tho maltose cross with flour do Iis in the center and the inscription in Latin "Christ reigns, conquers and rules." The farmer will doubtless realize a handsome sum for his find,?The State. A Sad TRAGEDY.?Miss Mary Ha zard, daughter of Col jC J. Hazard, ono of tho wealthiest and most prominent citizens of Oxford, Ala., was tho vic tim of a strango tragedy on tho 1st in stant. The young lady was writing in an up stairs room and just across the hall her father and two littlo brothers wore playing checkers. About 12 o'clock she went in and asked her fa ther when ho wanted dinnor served, and, after ascertaining, went back to her writing. A few minutes later Colonel Hazard was horrified to hear a pistol shot across tho hall and, rushing into tho room, found his daughter lying on tho floor by tho sido of tho center table with tho blood streaming from her breast. A smoking pistol on the table partially explained the occurrence. She was placed on a bed and a physi cian summoned, but she died before he came and without being able to speak. Tho ball was a .'12 caliber and had pass ed near her hoart. Whether tho shooting was acciden tal or intentional will never bo known. She was in tho vory best of health and her father gratified her every wish, with one exception, and that was to al low her to receive tho attentions of a young man from Oxford. She had re cently threatened to kill herself unloss her lather allowed her sweetheart to call on her, but if she killed herself and for that reason she left no letter to tell it. Tho pistol was one her father bad given her some years since to use in protecting herself if it ever became no ccssary. Iron and Silver.?The absurdity of tho Colorado demands in behalf of silver-miners and mine owners is forci bly shown by tho Detroit Tribune, through a comparison of their indus try with tho iron-ore industry of Michi gan. According to tho census of 1890, tho value of the iron-oro product of Michigan was $16,000,000 : tho number of employees engaged in tho industry 13,120 and tho total amount of wages paid $6,353,741. According to the samo census, tho value of the silver product of Colorado, at its market vul uo, was $16,000.000 ; tho number of em ployees 13,190, and tho total of wages paid $10.114,682. In other words, tho number of employoes In the two indus tries and tho value of their products woro almost identical, the only differ ence being in tho excossivo and ex travagant wages paid tho silver mi ners. Tho parallel can bo carried a step furthor, for tho iron mines of Michigan are nearly all shut down on I account of tho depression in the price of the product, as is tho ease with tho silvers mines in Colorado, and there aro nearly as many iron miners out of employment in Michigan as there aro silver miners idle in Colorado. There is exaotiy as much reason why the iron miners and owners of Michigan should insist upon tho rest of tho country buy ing thoir products at the old prices as there is for a similar stand on the part of the silver men in Colorado. A Sensible Suggestion.?Among the many suggestions made for a com promise on the silver question, thoro is ono which has been overlooked dur ing all tho turmoil, and which, if tho situation creates a deadlock, is Jikely of boing brought forward. This sug gestion is for the passage of a law ablishing all paper money of smaller denominations than $?*>. and so have the effect of forcing into circulation tho uso of silver in all transactions small'r than that amount. If a com promise in Congress is actually neces sary, this proposition is well worthy of consideration. The Hank of England Issues no bills of a loss denomination than ?5 or noarly $25, although they havo the sovoroign and half-sovereign in gold. Sinco wo aro considering tho currency question much on tho lines of Eng land's financial methods, as a last ro sourco it will do no harm to consider this ono loaf from thoir l>ook. ?Ono of tho sages of tho People's Party in Kansas somo timo ago deliv ered hlmsolf at a public mooting as follows : " If all tho money that is in tho banks were in tho pockets of tho peoplo, tho country would bo bettor off." This good man wasovidontly un aware of the fact that the money which io In tho banks does not belong to the banks, but to people who deposited it there, and can draw it out again whon they please; that, meanwhile, this money Is lent out by the banks to poo. plo who can givo sufficient socurlty* and that, whon so lent out, it clrcu-i latoB among the peoplo in tho channels of business, and is, therefore, virtually in the pockets of the peoplo. STATE NEWS IN BRIEF. Interesting Notes tVom Various Sour? CM. ?Tho Seaboard Air Liue has taken in charge tho Columbia, Nowborry and Lnurens Ralh*oad and will horc aftor oporato tho same. ?Tho Chester county board or control has doelded to opon a dispen sary at Chester, and has appointed Mr. I. McD. Hood aa dispenser. ?Hart's battery will havo a reunion at Denmark on August30th. GoneraU M. C. Butler, Wade Hampton and Stephen D. Lee have been invited to attend. ? D. M. Langford, agent of the Rich mond and Danville Railroad, has been arrested at Prosperity for delivering a keg of whiskey to the owner thereof. He at onco gavo bond in the sum of $200 for his appearance at court. ?Mr. J. A. Schwerin, of Sumter, has entered suit against tho Atlantic Coast Lino in behalf of his wife for $2,500 damages for injuries received sovoral wooks ago by tho coliapso of a bridge at tho Mill stroet crossing of this road. ?A largo party left Andorson lust week on an oxcursion to Arkansas Toxas and Other portions of tho far West. Tho majority of them aro pros pecting und a fow of them will pro bably settle in Toxas. ?On Friday last, in accordance with a requisition made by tho board of truB Iee8, a carload of forty convicts was sent up to Rock Hill to work on tho In dustrial and Normal Collogo. This makes seventy-five convict laborers now at work in Rock Hill. ?Tho Coast Lino has heretofore on ioyod a monopoly of tho profitable Florida travel. Tho building of tho air lino extension of tho South Bound bolow Savannah forces It to shorten lino or loso its business. Tho connec tion at Jossup will buvo sixty mllos of travel. ?The Thornwell Orphanage will bo gin tho first year in its own technical school In September. A granite build ing, 50 by 100, three stones, has just ? been completed, and It is soinothing now under the sun for South Carolina. The whole plant has cost about $8,000, all volunteer gifts. ?Tho Cherokee Falls cotton mill of York County will bo closed for a short time, partly on account of tho strin gency in the money markets, and also to make changes in order to get more power for operating the looms and other machinery, which will be added this winter. ?Invitations have boon issued to n grand reunion of Confederate veterans at Lexington, S. C, August 31. Con. John D. Kennedy of Camdon has been invited to deliver the oration of the day. Col. Zimmorman Davis of Charleston has been asked to make an address in bohalf of Com pay F, Fifth South Caro lina Cavalry, Butler's Brigade. ?Judge Hudson lias tiled a supple mentary opinion to his last decision in tho Darlington dispensary case. Ho says among other things that Justice Pope's order was not intended to dis solve his previous order of injunction but was intended to stay proceedings ; also that J. B. Floyd, dispenser, was guilty of contempt in violating his order of injunction. ?The Baptists of York County have perfected all arrangements for tho es tablishment of the Baptistlligh School at Yorkville. Tho school will bo opened on January 1. Rev. R. H. Grif fith, D. IX, of the Llmostono Institute, was elected president of tho proposed institution. The King's Mountain Mili tary School property has boon secured, and the building is now being placed in first class condition. ?The Nickel Savings Bank of Char leston lias made an assignment to Julian Mitohel., Jr, for tho benefit of its creditors without preference. The statement, shows the liabilities of the bank to bo $20,000 and the nominal assets $41,000. The deposit account amounts to$5,000 only and tho assigneo is of tho opinion that tho deposi tors will be paid in full. A motting of the creditors will bo hold on the 8th instant. Tho assignment was not un expected in 'ho business circles. ?Mr. L. '? Dcschamps, son of the late Senator Dcschamps, of Clarendon County, was waylaid and brutally mur dered by an enemy supposed to bo in thedmediate neighborhood on Sunday morning. He had walked out and after staying some time his family be came uneasy and a diligent search was made for him by the entire neighbor hood, but Iiis body was not found until about 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. Ho was shot with a gun hoavlly loaded with buckshot, some ton or twelve tak ing efToet in the neck and face. His assassin was hid in a thick cluster of bushes and shot him as ho was walking along without any warning. ?A monument has rocontly boon erected in the church yard of tho First Presbyterian church, Columbia, to Miss Ann Pamela Cunningham, whoso mother was tho founder, and who was herself tho leading spirit, and for many years regent of the Mount Ver non Association. The monument is in tho stylo of the early English Gothic, solid in structure, but light in outline. On the head of the monument is a medallion in bronze ; at the foot is tho coat of arms, and on the right the fol lowing inscription : " Ann Pamela Cunningham, born 15th August, 1810, and died tho 2d May, 1875, at Roso mont plantation, the family home in Laurens county, S. C" New RULES.?The dispensary rules have been amended so as to require applicants for liquors to state in their requests for whom and whose use tho liquor is wanted and whenever an ap plication is falsely made for the use of a minor or for a pen-son who uses in toxicating liquors to excess a warrant will be sworn out by tho dispenser against such persons. County dispen sers will not be governed by a physi cian's certificate in making sales at night, but by their knowledge of tho applicant and his character for truth ful noBs. The dispensary must not be opened after hours except in cases of bona fide illness, requiring liquor as a medicine and where a physician's certificate is presented, his character must bo considered bofore filling. ?" Say, mister," ho said, confiden tially, as ho overtook the pedestrian, " hev ye noticed that India lias gono back on free coinage of silvor?" "Yos." "This country's goin' tor repeal the Shorman law, Jes' as quick as it kin bo done?" "Certainly." "Silver is git tin' it in tho neck all around, ain't it ?" "It appears so." "Glttin to be a regular no-count metal ?" " Per haps." " Well, eay, mister, don't ye want u chance tor get rid of what yo havo on hand boforo ye have ter pay an ashman tor como round an' haul it away fur yo ?" ?The noted case of Porter Stocks, convicted In Atlanta of tho murder of Alpheus Cassin, came to an end last week when Stocks was sontenced to five yoars in the penitentiary. Tho murder was committed March 18, 1802. Both young mon aro of prominent famlies aud the caso has attracted much more attention than usual on t inn account.