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THE WEST'S.NEEDS Opening of the Commercial Congress at Kansas City. Twenty-Four States and Territories Send Delegates—Interesting Letter from President Harrison. HIS VIEWS ON IMPORTANT TOPICS. • KANSAS CITY, Mo.,' April 14:—The first western states commercial congress convened at noon at the Coates opera house, with delegations present from the following- twenty-four western and southern states and territories: California, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Jfew Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michig-an, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma: The delegations are composed mainly of business men appointed by the pfovernors of the various states and are representative of the western and southern" people. Just before the convention was called to order the mail was distributed to various delegates. When the name of John. C.' WicklifEe of New Orleans was called, his name was recognized as that of one of the leaders of the citizens of New Orleans, who executed the eleven Italians charged with Chief Hennessey's death. When he stepped to the stage his appearance was greeted with applause. Without recognizing it he resumed his seat quickly. The convention was called, to order by State Senator Kelly of Kansas. He introduced Rev. Dr. Hayes, of ..this city,, who offered a prayer. The :onvention then proceeded to temporary organization. On motion of Jov. Francis, of Missouri, Senator Kelly was chosen temporary chairman, [n a long 1 speech of acceptance he explained the object of the congress to be ;he consideration of various questions of peculiar interest to the west and south. The chairman then presented Gov. Francis, of Missouri, who welcomed the delegates on behalf of the state. He said that the congress marked a new era in agricultural, commercial and financial history. In the early history of the country such dissension and dissatisfaction as now exists resulted in revolution. The people of the west were now crying for relief but the manner of relief " was sought. not by arms, but by this deliberative congress. Different causes were assigned for the depression of western interests. Let 'the cause be what it may, the effect was the same. There was deep-rooted dissatisfaction and there was unanimous desire that the evil of depression be abolished, and that western interests be stimulated. Heretofore federal legislation has been in the interests of the east. Congress has been favorable to the creditor class and the west was a heavy debtor. It v> as necessary now for the west to stand together, and there were many things that the west desired the advocacy of which should be unanimous, earnest and continued. The west wanted free trade with Mexico to Canada, and South America, and all the countries .of the world. The ' west wanted the 1 Mississippi • connected with the great lakes. It wanted improved .waterways. It wanted an international railway, so ttiat one could step on- a vestibule train, at Kansas City and step off' it at Buenos Ayres. It wanted a fuller volume of currency. These -were things that would relieve the. distressing condition of affairs, and these were things on which the west must act together. . ,'~L. D. Wight Thatcher welcomed.the delegates in behalf of the state of Kansas. An adjournment was then taken until 2 o'clock p. m. - . Upon reassembling letters of regret were read from those who had'been given, special invitations to attend the congress. '-'Among the number was -a letter-from President Harrison. It was as follows: -...'. "ExEotiiivE MANSION, WASHINGTON, April 7. To Hon. H. H. Kelly, chairman, Kansas City, Mo. Dear Sir: I havo the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of March 84, Inviting me to attend the meeting of the commercial congress of the western agricultural and mining states to assemble in KansM City April 14 to 19, for the purpose of considering measures altecting the general agricultural business prosperity of the Mississippi Valley states. I regret that it will not be possible for me to accept this invitation. If I am not detained here by public business I shall.probably start about that time lor the Pacinc'coaat by the Southern Pacific route; and if that purpose should be thwarted it will be by considerations that-will also prevent the acceptance of your invitation. -: 'A public discussion of the conditions affecting agricultural and business prosperity cannot but be helpful,' if it is "conducted 'on broad lines and is hospitable to differences of opinion. The extraordinary developments of production of agriculture which.-: has taken place in recent periods in. this country by reason of ' the rapid enlargement of the area of tillage, undar the favoring laws of the United States, very naturally has called attention to the value, and indeed the necessity, of larger markets. I. am one of those who believe that a horns market is necessarily the beat market for tlje producer., as it measurably emancipates him, in proportion to Its nearness from the exactions of the transportation companies. If the farmer could deliver .his surplus produce to the consumer out of his farm wagon" independence and his profits would _be i larger and surer.- It'seems to me Quite possible' to attain a .largely -Increased market for our styjle form products without impairing-.th.^:- tromp' marret Dy opening the manufacturing trades to a competition in which foreign producers paying a lower scale of wages would have the advantage. A policy that would reduce the number of our people engaged in mechanical pursuits or diminish their ability to purchase food products by reducing wages cannot be helpful to those niw engaged in agriculture. The farmers insist that tho prices of farm products have been too low, below the point of fair living and fair profits. I think so too, but I venture to remind them Hint the plea they make involves the concession that things may be too cheap. A coat may be too cheap as well as corn. The farmer who claims a . good living and profits for his work should concede the same to every other man and woman who toils. I look with great confidence to the completion of' further reciprocal trade arrangements, especially with the Central and South American states, us furnishing new and large markets for meats, breadstuJTs and an important line of manufactured products. "Persistent and earnest efforts are also being made and a considerable measure of success has already been attained to secure the removal of restrictions which we have regarded as unjust, upon the admission and use of our meats and live cattle in; some of the European countries. I look with confidence to a successful termination of 1 the pending negotiations, because I cannot but assume that when the absolutely satisfactory character of the sanitary inspections now provided by our law is made known to these foreign states they will promptly relax their discriminating regulations. No effort and none of the powers vested in the executive will be left unused to secure an end which is so desirable. "Your deliberations will probably also embrace the consideration of the question of the volume and character of our currency. It would not be possible and would not be appropriate for me In this letter to enter upon any elaborate discussion of these questions. One or two things I will say, and first, I believe that every person who thought fully considers the guebtion will agree with me upon a proposition which is at the base of all my consideration of tho- currency question, namely that any dollar, paper or coin, that is issued by the United States must be made imd kept in its commercial uses as good as any other dollar. So long as any paper money Issued or authorized by the United States government Is accepted in commercial use as the equivalent of the best coined dollar, whether of silver or gold, is assured of an equal value in commercial use, there need be no fear as to an excess of money. The more such money the better. "Bat, on the other hand, when any issue of paper or coin dollars is in buying and selling rated at a le,ss value than other paper or coined dollars, we have passed the limit of safe experiment in finance. If we have dollars of different value, only the poorest will circulate. The farmer and the laborer, who are not in hourly touch with the ticker or the telegraph, will require above all other classes of our community, a dollar of full value. Fluctuations and depreciations are always at 'the first cost of these classes of our community. The banker and -speculator anticipate discount and always profit by such fluctuations. It is very easy under the impulse of excitement or the stress of. money stringency to fall Into the slough of depreciated or irredeemable currency. It is very painful and : slow business to get ou$,when once in. ; ' ,"..'" .:'! have always believed and do -now 'more than ever believe in bimetallism and lavor the fullest use o' silver in connection with our currency that is compatible with the maintenance of the parity of the gold and silver dollar in their commercial uses. Nothing, in my judgment, .would so retard the restoration of the free use of silver by the commercial nations .of the world as legislation adopted by us that would result in placing this' country upon a basis of silver monometalism. The legislation adopted by athe first session of tho Fifty-first congress, I was assured by leading advocates of free coinage and representatives of the silver states, would promptly and permanently bring silver to 11.29 per ounce and keep it there. That anticipation has not been realized. Our larger use of silver bos apparently and. for reasons not yet agreed upon diminished the demand for silver in China and India. In view of the fact that it is impossible In this letter to elaborate, and that the propositions only can be stated, I am aware that what I have said may be assailed in points where it is easily defensible, but where I have not attempted to present the argument. "I have not before, excepting in an official way, expressed myself on these subjects; but feeling the Interest, dignity and importance of the assemblage in whose behalf you speak, I have ventured without bigotry of opinion, without any assumption of infallibility, but. as an American citizen having a most earnest desire that every individual and every public act of my life shall conduce to the glory of our country and the prosperity of all our people, to submit thesa views for your consideration. Very respectfully, WENJAMIN HABEISOK." ON THE WARPATH. The BTurdcr of Two White Men by an Indian iri Idaho Causes Trouble. ',;BnACKFOOT, Idaho, April 15.—Great excitement was caused Monday afternoon over the killing by an Indian of two unknown white emigrants who were camped -at the water tank, a mile' below this place. Nothing can lie learned as to the cause of 'the affair, as there, were no eye witnesses. The bodies were found by a party at the tank and a. number of Indians were seen taking to the -tills. An uprising is feared. Deputy-Sheriff Ross left immediately for the scene and took charge of 'the bodies, leaving an armed posse on guard. Businesses suspended and the citizens are up in arms. About 100 mounted men have left the city to demand the surrender of the guilty parties. Should the Indians refuse trouble is sure to follow, as the posse are all determined men. Not an Indian was to be found in the city an hour after the affair. Tha governor and adjutant genefftl have been telegraphed to. • . . . Cattle Hurned. : PITTSBURGH, Pjfe" April 1".—An early morning fire in- tSe east end destroyed three acres of sheds at the • stock yards and cremated 1K7 head of cattle. The Eastern hotel, a-'.joining the stock yards, was savoJ v, ,th tUfficui-Gy. TJia loss will not <•-<: • 4.1 H',0.10. uppotted to Suuday JFttneraL*., PHILADELPHIA, April 14.. — .Archbishop Ryan has issued an ordef that in future Catholics will not be permitted to bury any of their relatives or friends on Sundavs. A CARD. Since we announced to the wblic the well deserved merits of the Lansdowne Silks and Wool Dress Fabrics, several of our city merchants, envious of our success with these goods,advertisedLansdownes without having a single yard of the genuine article. As Lans- downesare protedted by letters patent, we, as the manufacturers' sole agents, would kindly advise all to desist from using the name of "Lansdowne" for their inferior, wares, as the manufacturer has jealously guarded his rights from infringementin everv instance of this kind. WILER & WISE, Sole Agents for Read's Lansdownes. No. 315 Fourth Street ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAXATION? 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