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Doings of the Week Recorded in a Brief Style. CONCISE AND INTERESTING. The November KejM.rt tle I 1 1 lu Our stitte Shown n Total of S,35l The Death lUte wo 1S.S Per l.OOO Kt liiiatnl Population. Our Mute UnMinl of 131.300. Developments of a most startling na ture have come out in connection with thf grand jury's investigation of the alTairs of the state military loard, ami indictments against at least seven if not 10 of the men most prominently identified with the work of equipping and sending Michigan's troops to the front, are sure to be returned. The trouble with the legislative in vestigation last season seems to have been a failuie to secure any positive evidence that any one man or party of men. in eonelusion or otherwise, added to his or their e:irthly possession at the . I. . . .. . ..1 f.R'iiM' ii i lie siaie as 11 wikhc. r though there were all kinds of rumors that Michigan was milked right and left in the purchase of supplies and subsistence for its soldiers. I'mm the evidence now in hand it ap pears that on .July 17 the military board held a meeting at which it was decided to sell a large part of the state stores, valued at thousands of dollars. A few days later a deal was tixed and the supplies, mostly clothing, were boxed and shipped to the Illinois Supply Co.. at Chicago. There the goods were re ceipted for in the name of the supply eomp-.ny by Addison C. Cobb, a former Kalamazoo man. who was then and is now a clerk at the Ocean I'.each hotel. Without Wing n. .'lied, the goods were promptly reshipped to the Ilcn der; on-Ames Co., at Kalamazoo. The price paid the state for this big ship ment by the Illinois Supply company, wheh i.s in reality the Henderson-Ames company, was SI o.."oo. . The grand jury has proof that at Kalamazoo the clothing was unpacked and with four women hired for the pur pose, the original makers' tags were cut oil and Henderson-Ames tags sewed on. Then the goods were repacked and resold to the state by the Henderson Ames people for $r2,000, a cold divy of just Sl , ."iOt). which it is charged went into the pockets of the private individ uals mixed up in the deal. 'i.a.0 Deaths lii November. There were 2.3.V) deaths reported to the secretary of state for the month of November, or 78 less than the number for the preceding month. The death rate was V.' per 1,000 estimated popu lation, as compared with CM for Oeto--Ikt. There were .'!." deaths of infants under 1 year of age, 171 of children aged 1 to t, and 0.1 deaths of persons aged ." and over. The age distribu tion was practically the same as in Oc tober. Important causes of death were as follows: Consumption, 110; other forms of t'ibereuloVis, ."(); typhoid fever. IX: diphtheria a;id croup. 03: scarlet fever. IS; measles. .':.': whooping cough, 1 1: pneumonia. l."7; diarrheal diseases of children. 77; cerebro-spinal menin gitis. .'J'.'; cancer. 1;.'; accidents and vio lence. 147. The number of deaths from diphtheria and cough was only two more than for the month of October. No diseases showed any marked in crease during the month except pneu monia, which increased from l.'Ut to l.7. Typhoid fever and diarrheal dis eases of children declined to a consid erable extent. Wind DM Much Damage. The wind storm in Michigan on the 12th did considerable damage. At r'armiugton the south wall of the De troit t Northwestern electric railroad's power house was blown in. causing a loss of $2,000; a washout of 1.000 feet of the Duluth, South Shore A: Atlantic tracks near Mission. Keweenaw bay. and an engine and 10 loaded cars went into the bay: at Tort Huron the great est damage done was the demolition of a steam derrick coal hoist at Miller V Son's coal dock, the loss reaching into the thousands of dollars; at Newaygo the north half of the new dam across tin Muskegon river, built for the Ne waygo Portland Cement Co. at a cost of 000, went out: at Muskegon four of the six enormous smokestacks at the Champion Iron ,t Steel Co. s plant were leveled, and it will take several weeks to repair the damage. Wii'liliiKtou'n Memory Honored. With solemn pomp and circumstance, with ceremonies beautiful, impressive, and appropriate, in the presence of a distinguished assemblage, and in the full splendor of ideal autumn weather, the centennial of the death of (Jeorge Washington was commemorated 011 the 11th at Mount Vernon. Wash. During the ceremonies President MeKinlcy paid a fitting tribute to the "father of our country." Itoacnmiiion 'e ii j to the finvrrnor The prosecution of the supervisors for corruptly and under assessing prop erty in Roscommon county came to a finish on the 14th. The general opin ion is that the prosecution failed to sustain the charges. The defense pro duced a preponderance of expert evi dence which completely overwhemed the prosecution. The evidence now g(H-s to the governor. Holding's lire department is very ef ficient. It has saved every building in which fire has started in a year. While drilling a well at Colioetah, Livingston county, oil was discovered. Indications of an excellent oil well are fine. .John Wahl's hay shed and grain ele vator at Monroe, containing 200 tons of baled hay and 30,000 bushels of grain vras destroyed by fire on the 13th. SPECIAL GLSCiON pO NCS. The extraordinary sessi of the leg islature convened on the j morning of the lth. There were no railroad lob byists present on the opening day and little time was lost in settling down to business. There were the usual relig ious exercises in the opening of loth houses, and at noon Lieut. -(iov. Robi son merely told the senate that the governor's call would tell them why they were there. In the house Speaker Adams made a formal address. When the house convened in the afternoon Rep. I lurch, of Detroit, offered a reso lution instructing the clerk of . the house to notify the prosecuting attor ney of Ingham county nnd the members of the grand jury now in session in that county, that the members of the house waive all claims of privilege in the ser vice of any process that might issue from the said grand jury. The resolu tion was adopted without a dissenting vote. After the reading of the gover nor's message by himself, a joint reso lution was introduced by Hep. Wayne, of Midland, under which it is proposed to amend the constitution so as to com pel railroads and other corporations to pay an equal proportion of the state's taxes. The resolution was immed iately referred to the house tommittcc on ju.liciary, and that Ixidy tackled it shortly after adjournment of the house. A special matter that the governor asked the legislature to act on is a pro vision for new boilers at the soldiers' home in lirar.d Kapids. for this pur pose i?s,ooo is asked. Another matter that may come up is an appropriation of .? ."i.ooo needed for the upper peninsula normal school, the new institution hav ing been neglected. STATE GOSSIP. Six inches of snow fell at Marshall on the 12th. A mince meat factory to cost $2.1.000 is being projected at Saginaw. Harness thieves are operating iii Wayne county near Northville. Tin' po.itotlice at I'pton. Clare county, has been discontinued. Mail to Lcota. Fine cement marl beds have been discovered three miles north of School craft. A factory is to be established at South Frankfort for the manufacture of hardwood flooring and wooden spec ialties. Marshall claims to have the only wo man embalmer ami undertaker in the state outside of Detroit and (Jrand Kapids. Cadillac wants an opera house, and a project is now afoot to organize a stock company of local business men and cit izens ami build one. The schools of Millington are closed on account of diphtheria. Four cases have already developed but as yet no deaths have ensued. The schools and churches at Garland, Shiawassee county, have been Closed for two weeks on account of an epi demic of diphtheria in the village. The (iladwin County Farmers' insti tute has been awarded the prize by the state institute oiliccrs for second best attendance at the last county institute. Kmma Smith, aged 22, of Detroit, was found on the street at an early hour on the l."th in a semi-unconscious condition. Physicians believe she was poisoned. Work of surveying the line of the Northeastern K. R. from Lawton to Schoolcraft has been commenced. It is promised that cars will be running by next spring. (Jratiot county farmers who raised sugar beets the past season are well satisfied with the returns, and the acre age next year will be a great deal larger than last. Ludington has had a long ami tedious light for municipal ownership ot the water works plant, and the deal was finally closed by the council on the Pith. The price paid was SI 10,000. A party of capitalists from Saginaw with local men have formed a company to drill test holes for coal five miles northeast of Millington. They believe they will find a three-foot vein Alex. Simpson, of Wyandotte, is not what would be called a handsome man, but he has two wives according to the verdict of the jury. He is now await ing his sentence on the charge of big amy. Internal Revenue Collector Charles Wright ami several other government otiieials made a most important seizure of oleomargarine at the I'nion depot, Detroit, a few days ago. The goods were consigned to parties in Liverpool, Kng., from Chicago. The Wabash railway has won out in the suit recently commenced against it by State Railroad Commissioner s lKim in his endeavor to have the com pany reduce its fares in Michigan to two and a half cents a mile because its last annual report showed that it was earning over $2,000 per mile for its mileage in this state. The village of Coloma, eight miles from Denton Harbor, has several cases of smallpox, and the stores are closed to prevent the spread of the disease. In Sod us township, southwest of Ren ton Harbor, one school has been closed for seven weeks on account of scarlet fever. The quarantine was lifted from all the af.!icted homes in Pen ton llar lMr on the P.Mh. The following appointments of Mst masters in Michigan have been con firmed by the senate: C. JI. Raird, Holly; LI-F. Rrowne, HarW Reach; W. C. Rrown, Rrighton; (I. Rurkhart, Saline; ('. A. Cline, West Rranch; II. R. Col man. Kalamazoo; H, Lvarts, Chesaning; W. Me Jillivray, Oscoda; C. Ojiick. Lowell: i. Van Schelven, Holland; L. A. Sherman. Port Huron; (. Wever, Marlette; W. LY Holt, Relle vue; Gorydon Reach, Ualesburg; A. K. Dougherty, LTk Rapids. A steel rolling mill is to W erected at Kalamazoo by thf? Harrow Spring company.. II WtR I GLOBE By Telegraph Giving a Brief Re sume of the Week's Events. RELIABLE -AND INTERESTING. As a Iteault of Ilarthquakes In Japan M4117 Hundred People Wertt Killed and Much Property Detroycil The. Nainoan Trf tty. The Samoan Treat?. The full text of the treaty nego tiated between the United States, (Jer many and (Ireat Rritain for the ad justment of the questions between the three governments in respect to Cte Samoan islands, has been made public. The treaty bears date at Washington. Dee. 2, 1S00. and after reciting its pur pose to be to adjust amicably questions between the three powers in respect to the Samoan group, and to avoid future misunderstandings, proceeds to annul all other treaties, conventions and agreements relating to Samoa. (Jer many renounces all rights and claim over the island of Tutuilla in favor of the United States. (Jreat Rritain also does the same. Reciprocally, the United States of America renounce in favor of (lermany all their rights and claims over and in respect to the islands of Upolu and Sa vaii, and all other islands of the Sa moan g' up west of longitude 171 de grees west of (ircenwich. The three powet i are to continue to enjoy in re spect to their commerce and commer cial vessels in all the islands of the Sa moan group, privileges and conditions equal to those enjoyed by the sovereign power in all jorts which may be open to the commerce of either of them. A separate treaty was negotiated to cover the provisions for the settlement of claims in Samoa. .'Many Kilted hy IU rt hiuake. The disaster that overtook the isl and of Cera in. Japan, on Nov. 2 cost the people of that district immense loss of life and property. The steam ship American Maru, which arrived at San Francisco on the 11th from the orient, brought advices from Ceram stating that .100 people were destroyed on that island alone when the dread ful earthquakes shocked the Japanese coast and agitated the islands adjacent to the empire. At Pauholy and Sa masoeroa, on the bay, the waves swept over the tops of trees 30 feet high. Out of nearly 1 ,8000 inhabitants only 40 es caped. The whole coast for miles was transformed into a huge mud puddle. Corpses were everywhere. Rroken trees and portions of houses were buried in the ooze. Every few. rods were great mounds of stones and boulders that had been washed up from the sea, changing the entire topography of the country. The exact number killed along the coast will never be known, as the corpses are in many cases yards under the new ground. At llatoesia, out of r.oo people, 100 were killed and 40 wounded. The balance escaped to the hills where the shock of earth quake was first felt. TRANSVAAL WAR ITEMS. At London when the army corps first went out to Africa (!en (Sataere was generally regarded In military circles as the strongest of the three division commanders. (Jen. Methuen was called the the ideal guardsman and tactician of the parade ground. (Jen. Clery was known as the schoolmaster in strategy, owing to his connection with the staff college and with manuals on military science, and also as the best dressed oflicer in the army and the most popu lar club man and epicure. The "first two have had an opportunity to show their ability, and (Jen. Clery 's turn will doubtless come next. He can surely make as good a record as the first two have. (Jen. Ruller of the Rritish army met with a serious reverse while attempt ing to cross the Tugela river, near Co lenso, on the 1.1th, losing 1 1 guns. The number of killed and wounded is not given, but the general fears the loses were severe. The Roers followed their usual custom of appearing unexp ctedly and oper ed a heavy fire at close range on the a .vancing Rritish forces, com pelling them to withdraw and leave their artillery behind. (Jen. (Jatacre has been heard from,, and he shoulders the Rritish loss at Stromberg Junction himself, saying that it was an error on his part, which frees his guides from the charges of perfidy, lie says that he underesti mated the distance to Stromberg. There are current rumors in high circles that Lord Salisbury. Sir Mich ael Hicks-Reach and other members of the cabinet are now angry with Mr. Chamberlain for not warning them of the magnitude of what was before the government. In the lighting at Modder river on the loth (Jen. Cronje maintained his position and captured .o Rritish soldiers. From President Steyn it is learned that nine Rritish officers and ."s: non commissioned otllcersand men wqre cap tured during the Stromberg Junction engagement, besides two cannon and two ammunition wagons. He also says it is impossible to state the number of dcal or wounded Rritish. A dispatch from (Jen. Methuen dated Dee. 12 gives a brief account of another engagement at Modder river in which the Rritish were again defeated, suffer ing a heavy loss. The engagement was commenced on the 10th and ended on the following day. (Jen. Methuen docs not attempt to estimate his loss, but simply says: "Our loss was great." All liondon was staggered by the news of (Jen. Methucn's defeat. (Jen. Lord Rolerts will supersede (Jen. Ruller in handling the Rritish forces in South Africa. (Jen. Kitchener will also go to South Africa as chief of staff to Lord Rolerts. CONt?nnS!IONAL NOTES. Speaker Henderson on the ISth an nounced the chairmen of the various committees. The Michigan congress man were mostly all given gt od places on the committees as is shown by the following list: Corliss LTeetlon of president, etc,, chairman; interstate and foreign com merce, patents. II. C. Smith Railways and canals, pensions, accounts, enrolled bills. (Jardncr Education, militia, alco holic lio . 1 trallic. Hain.iSii Flections No. 1, territor ies, e.itilation and acoustics, enrolled bills. W . A. Smith Foreign alfairs, Pacific rOtxKids, expenditures in state depart ment, chairman. S. W. Smith Invalid pensions, Dis trict of Columbia. Weeks Flections No. 3, pensions. Fordney Merchant marine and fish eries, expenditures in treasury depart ment. Rishop Rivers and harlors, private land claims. Grump Railways and canals, mines and mining chairman. Mesick Flections No. 3 chairman, war claims. Shelden Indian affairs, mines and mining, pensions. The senate in executive session on the 11th removed the injunction of se crecy from the commercial treaties ne gotiated between the United States and other countries last summer, and which with the exception of the treaty with the Argentine republic have already been published. This treaty provides fo- ' e. reduction of 20 per cent on ar teii. f Argentine origin, which may be imported into the United States as follows' On sugar, the reduction to be on the rates fixed by article 200 of the tariff act of IH'.'T. Such sugars are also to be exempt from the requirements of ar ticle .1 of that act. provided they are shown to have not paid any internal luTw nor received any bounty. On hides, on the rates prescribed by article 437 of the tariff of 1817. but the concession 1 is not to be construed as impairing the regulations to prevent the intro duction of infectious diseases. On wool, on the rates prescribed by ar ticles 3."7. 3."iS and 3,V.of the act of 1807. In return Argentine agrees to the following tariff reductions upon arti cles fiom the United States: Fifty per cent On canned salmon, cannon lob sters, canned shrimps, canned corn, succotash, tomatoes, canned apples and other fruits (excepting peaches, pears, quinces, linrieots and cherries), wind mills, dried or evaporated fruits and paralKne wax; 20 per cent on bacon, oatmeal, cracked wheat, hominy, corn grits, corn starch (maizena), and other cereal foods, sail twine and cotton rope; 15 per cent on white pine, spruce pine, Oregon pine, yellow pine, oak and ash lumber, undressed, r?4 per cent on cot tonseed oil. It is provided that no lower duties shall be granted by either country on articles in question than those granted hy the United States to Argentine and by Argentine to the United States. Rati fications are to be exchanged seven months from date The following list ot consuls were confirmed by the senate on the 13th: Adelbert S. Hay, of New Hampshire, at Pretoria; J. (J. Long, of Florida, at Cairo; S. Rerliner, of New York, Ten eriffe, C. I.; R. M. Rartleman, of Massa chusetts, at Malaga; II. W. Rush, of New York, at Niagara Falls. Canada; J. Harmony, of New York, at Corunna, Spain; F. I). Hill, of Minnesota, at Am sterdam; J. II. Carroll, of Maryland, at Cadiz; II. C. Morris, of Michigan, at Windsor, Ont.; Jay White, of Michigan, at Hanover, (lermany; J. II. Johnson, of Texas, at Coatlcook, Canada: L. II. Washington, of Texas, at Valencia, Spain. In the senate on the 11th, Mr. Hoar (Mass.) offered a joint resolution pro viding for the submission to the state legislatures of a constitutional amend mend providing that the term of the President of the United States and the .M'lth congress shall not expire until the last Wednesday in April, 1001, and that thereafter the terms of the President and congress shall expire on the last Wednesday in April, instead of on March 4. The following appointments were confirmed by the senate on the 14th: To be United States ministers Wm. P. Lord, of Oregon, to the Argentine Re public; Herbert W. Rowen, of New York, to Persia; Arthur S. Hardy, of New Jersey, to (J recce, Roumania and Servia; Lawrence Townsend, of Penn sylvania, to Relgium; Rellamy Storer, of Ohio, to Spain; John M. Irwin, of Iowa, to Portugal. Secretary (Jage has called the atten tion of congress to the lack of facilities in our new insular possessions and de pendencies for the safekeeping of large sums of money required for current ex penses of the army and navy. He rec ommends that authority be given him to designate one or more banks or bankers in each of these islands as de positors of public moneys. Senator Chilton on the 11th intro duced a bill prohibiting the sending of articles, the making of which is con- j trolled by a trust, from one state to an- oincr. i-Micn oneiiscs .we in.me punisn able by imprisonment not to exceed three years. Senator dear reintroduced the anti-scalping bill of last congress. A handsome pijH'stone gavel was sent to Congressman McClcary on the 13th to be presented to Speaker Hen- derson. The head is a solid piece f ! pipestone ami the handle is decorated J with gold. The initial letters"!). R. ; II." are found on the gavel in solid gold. Rep. Williams on the 14th introduced a resolution that the independence of the Filipinos should be recognized and that the United States land and sea forces should be withdrawn from the islands. Rep. Jett on the 1 1th 'introduced in the house a joint resolution expressing sympathy with the Roers. It is almost in t)i s.nne terms as that introduced in the senate by Mr. Mason. Erie Pa., suffered a $n3,000 fire loss in the business portion on the 17th. The estimated crop of cotton is 8,900.- ' 000 bales WAR NOTES. For some months it has been sus pected that large quantities of military stores were in the possession of Cubans at some point in the interior. On the 13th the mayor of Tunis, a small town in the district of llolguin, voluntarily disclosed the locution and surrendered of three effective field guns, 10,000 rifles and a large amount of ammuni tion to the Americans. The guns had been stored in an obscure place, in a rough country under palm leaf blinds. It would have been almost impossible to find them unless their whereabouts had leen voluntarily revealed. The llolguin district is one of the wildest in the island, and has been regarded as a probable starting point for a possible uprising. (Jen Young reports the rescue of Rrutne, of the Nevada regiment, and Edwards, of the gunboat Yorktown, who have been held prisoners by the Filipinos. (Jen. Tino, conveying the American prisoners north, is hotly pur sued. Aguinaldo is a fugitive in the mountains, his lxdy guard having been destroyed and (ircgorio del Pilar killed, (len. Concepcion has surrendered. .The Lepanto province has been cleared of insurgents. The navy co-operated with the army on the west coast. Two thousand eight hundred released Span ish prisoners are on their way to Manila. The latest from (Jen. March is to the effect that Aguinaldo has disguised himself, abandoned his troops and is hiding in the province of Rengued. lie also adds that he destroyed Aguinaldo's liodyguard; killed (Jen. Pilar; received the surrender of (Jen. Concepcion and staff: killed and wounded ."2 insur gents; released r7." Spanish prisoners and captured considerable property. His loss was two killed and nine wounded. A force of insurgents estimated at POO, attacked the American garrison of 200 at Vigan, province of South I locos. The American loss was eight killed and many wounded. After very hard lighting the Filipinos were driven otf and through the mountains, leaving 3." dead. Col. Risbee reinforced the gar rison. An official London report gives the total number of killed, wounded and missing of all arms in the engagements of the 10th and 11th, north of Modder river at 832. There were 1 5 oiliccrs killed and four wounded, and in addition five are missing and one is known to have been made prisoner. Maj.-C.cn. Leonard Wood, U. S. V., was on the 13th assigned to the com mand of the division of Cuba, relieving Maj.-(Jen. John R. Rrooke, U. S. A. Maj.-(Jen. Wood will, in addition to his duties as division commander, exercise the authority of military governor of the island. The London war office has received a message stating there were 0,0 casual ties among the non-commissioned offi cers and men of the Highland brigade at Magersfontein. The brigade lost to officers killed, 3S wounded and four missing. The news of the appointment of Maj. (Jen. Wood as governor of Cuba, was received at Santiago with enthusiasm. Even the most bitter Cuban national ist agree in praising him as a soldier and an administrator. Commander E. P. Wood, U. S. N., died of typhoid fever at his residence in Washington on Dec. 11. Mr. Wood was in command of the gunboat Petrel at the battle of Manila bay. The transports Conemaugh and Lee lanaw. with five officers, 10 enlisted men, 78 civilians and 4'.2 horses has reached Manila. rhliadHphla Ortn the Convention. The Republican national convention will le held at Philadelphia on Tues day, June 10 next. The place and date was decided upon by the national Re publican committee on the 1.1th after a friendly contest for the honor of enter taining the convention between the city selected, Chicago, St. Louis and New York. The condition of Dwight L. Moody, the evangelist, is causing much anx iety. His lower extremities are swell ing, and albuminuria has appeared. THE MARKETS. mvi: STOCK. New York Host irrudoH. ... Lower jrnulcH. . Chlec Host grade . . . . Lower tmules. . 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Hutter, best dairy. 2U per lb; creamery, 2iic The United States supreme court on the llth atllmed the opinion of the court of claims in the case of the claim of the Los Abra Silver Mining Co. against the republic of Mexico, hold ing that claim to 1h fraudulent and un founded. The claim was for about ?1,T00,00. The governor of New Mexico in his annual report estimates-the population of the territory at 200,500 and says this year's record will exceed almost all former years in the revenue derived from produce, sheep and cattle. The report renews the ph'a for statehood. THE CURRENCY DEBATE. IV hat Some of Our Michigan Con R rent men Nahl In Inference Thereto. The debate in the house on the cur rency bill was opened by Ovcrstrcct ivho was replied toby Maddox, of (icor jia. The distinguished Iowaian Dolli rcr, made the principal speech, bring ing into play his sharp wit and elo quence, and receiving the undivided attention of the Democrats as well m Df his own party associates. Mr. Dolliver said that the cry had been for more money. In three years of Republican administration $400,000, 3(H) had been added to the volume of the currency, more money than could have been coined by the mints in 10 years if the mints had leen opened to silver. 4"In other words," said he "we have done for you in three years more than you could have done for yourselves. Why don't you get out of the road and let the main procession move on?" Mr. Dolliver recalled Mr. Ilryan's prophecy that the gold standard could not be enacted without a universal fall of prices. "Is there a man in this chamber," he asked, "who will rise in his place and say that Mr. Dry an knew what he was talking about?" Not a Democrat rose. Mr. Dolliver paused, reiterated his question and then resumed. "It is confessed that in a question which goes to the heart of the controversy, Mr. Pryan lacked wis dom." He also called attention to Mr. Ilryan's prediction that wages would fall and men would be thrown out of employment. Yet at the end of three years of Republican administration under the gold standard there was ndt an industrious man in the country without employment. Those three years, said he, had resolved the last fears of the Republican party as to the wisdom of enacting gedd legislation. On the second day of the debate Win. ' A. Smith, of Michigan, participated, reading h's address. Among other things he said: "The steady and rapid growth in circulation of money in the United States gives the lie to the pre diction of free coinage advocates, while in the month of November just passed, our money in circulation increased 822, 214, Slf. or over 700,000 every working month. day in the. and every dollar of this money, whether gold, silver or paper, is the equal of every other dollar in the hands of the richest or poorest man in the republic. What a splendid achieve ment in three and one-half 3'ears. Is it any wonder that scores of honest voters tempted by the silver panacea, should now desert their cause and come to the support of President Me Kinlcy? Even prominent men, high in the councils of the silver party, some of whom occupy seats on the other side of this chamber, are now advising that it would be useless to make silver the issue in another presidential contest, as people have their eyes opened and will not be led blindly by reckless leaders. It was stated by our oppon ents that If a gold Rtnndard prevailed, coinage or silver would be suspended, that our mints would be closed down, no more silver would be coined, and many well intentioned voters were led to believe that our party stood for gold monometallism." The address of Hamilton, of Michi gan, was classic as these excerpts show: "Shakespeare makes Jack Cade prom ise Dick the butcher, Rest the tanner. Smith the weaver, and his other follow ers that seven halfpenny loaves should be sold for a penny; that all lands should be held in common; that the educated and wealthy should be de graded, poverty abolished, and that all lawyers should be killed. Speaking of one Win. Lowndes in the reign of William III., Macaulay says: 'lie ser iously believed, incredible as it may seem, that if an ounce of silver were divided into seven shillings instead of five, foreign nations would sell us wines and their silks for a smaller number of ounces.' He had a considerable follow ing composed partly of shre.vd men who were perfectly willing to be au thorized to pay 100 with 80. Of our own condition in 17SC, McMastcr says that there were those who thought a state could, by merely calling a bundle of old rags 100,000, really add 100. 000 to the wealth of the community. So there are men now who believe that our government can by calling half a dollar a dollar add to our national wealth. It is singular how history re peats itself. There are still those who purpose to make a half equal to A whole; to regulate value by legislation; to eompcl seven halfpenny loaves to be sold for a penny; that lands ought to be held in common, and that a man with a dollar ahead ought to be disci plined." The debate on the loth was a tame affair. Among the brilliant speeches in addition to those already referred to was that made by (Irosvenor, of Ohio. He was replied toby Newlands, of Nevada, who traced the history of the country through the period of depression com mencing in 1893, contending-that the panic was not caused by the coinage of silver under the Sherman act. He said the increase of. prosperity during the past two years demonstrates t4ie cor rectness of the theory entertained by bimetallists, viz., that all other things being equal, prices will depend upon the quantity of money in circulation; that an increase of the money volume meant high prices and a diminution of the money volume meant lower prices. Almost every scat in the hall was oc cupied when the house convened on the 18th. The vote on the currency bill, which was to be taken immedi ately after the rending of the journal, was responsible for the full attendance. Shortly after the house convened the bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage. The bill passage by a vote of llo yeas to 150 nays. Kvery Republican present voted in favor of the gold standard, and 11 Democrats also voted yen. The men of Chicago spend $ 3,r00,000 a year for shaves.