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UAILY BItABOS TUESDAY, JAN. II, .1898. __ ^ BWU. T. LOEFTHATN . -I "H» W. BAJUTE8. JUonthsin * B *rn««. TO1TORS ASD PaOJBIETOBS. TEEMS OF SUBSCRIPTION- Dally per week. 10 oenw per month 4D cents: per year Pharos, the rwo forming the Sera I- •Mition. tl.25 a year. »trlotlj In advanwi. Kntered at theLogansport, Ind^ teoond cl»sn mall matter, »n provided »y law. THJ- great "sound ir.oney" congress is devoting its time and attention to the question of spoils. Instead! of flghttng bimetallism, It is fighting the civil service reformers. THE gravest danger that confronts this country la the rapid concentration of wealth. The greater the purchasirg power of money the more rapidly can wealth be concentrated. This Is why'Dimetttlllflm is preferable to monometallism. Bimetallism creates ccimpetitlon ID money. Monometallism destroys It. The conspirators who are seeking to make gold the only measure of value throughout the world, if successful in their efforts, can mak>3 gold the master and so reduce the prices of everything produced by human toll as to Impoverish the producers. A mon- itrous wrong was donn theJAinerican people when silver was clande&tlnely demonetized In 1873. Another «rlev- ous wrong was done the American people when Harrison's secretary of tde treasury establinhed the precedent of paying all government obligations In gold IE violation of law and in violation of the will of congress expressed In the Stanley Matthews resolution Adopted in 1878. But these wrongs will be lighted. The money power is showing its toand. The gold contipirators are becoming bolder. Their purposes are disclosed. The day of -reckoning Is not far away. The cause of bimetallism will triumph, The money changers will be drlwn out of the temple. ^ Read This. Anson Phelps Stoh.es, a name familiar to most Americans, comes out •trongly for bimetallism. Mr, Stokes Is a many times millionaire, a, leader among New.York's 400 • and a man who has more love for humanity than most rich men. In a communication to the New York World he declares that the most distinct and unqualified pledge made by the Kepublican party In the last campaign was to promote bimetallism. That pledge, •fee says, brought to the Republican party enough votes to elect McK).n- ley. He it says that bimetallic bs, who voted for McKlnley, have been betrayed and that those in authority are scheming to permanently establish gold monometallism for the permanent advantage of national banks and other corporations, capitalists and other speculators affiliated with .the party, abd to so arrange matters that whence Democratic party again eomes ID to power it may find Its hands ao tied that It a president be a Democrat not susceptible to monetary influences, he may be bound by low to •onform to the views ol the present administration. He maintains that •liter would now be the equal in purchasing power to gold it it had been accorded the same rights. "In 1880," he says, "the treasury notes were expressly made payable in gold or silver at the discretion of the •ecretary of the treasury. " Where is there any legal authority for the claim that the greenbacks muit be paid off In gold? "The word parity has been used as if it ga TO some sanction to this claim. Parity means equality. If you want to maintain the parity between two things or between two men.you must treat them alike." You can't maintain the parity between gold and •liver by opening thc< mints to one and closing them to the other, nor by using one as standard money of account and In reserves and refusing to •o use the other." As to the effects of the restoration of silver coinage upon business, he •ays: "Every working man who will con- •ider ought to be able to see that the only safety for labor lies in hard money; that he is sure to be dependent upon capital so long as be permits bankers to furnish the cur- renov of the country. But that when money cannot be Increased except by digging the precious metals out of the earth, milling, refining, transporting them and having the government cotn them, then the demand for and the wages of labor win Increase, and all increase In wealth will depend, as It ought to depend. upon increased expenditure of and for labor. "If all money be, as It should be, •tored up li.bor, then rich capitalists will object leas to have wages »d- T»nce, for this wilr^dvance the value ot their hoards of money and the securities andl their Investments will be. made more secure. "Farmertt, manufacturers, merchant* anil other borrowers ought to •nderaUhit that their safety demands that the rapplj of money be absolute- unlimited except by the costs of production of botn the precious metals, and that tbe loanable funds In this country would be vastly increased, and tbe rates of interest reduced by having all our money coin and coin certificates, gold and silver, at, values regulated by congress, as provided in tbe constitution, and nearly representing the relative costs of production. "Real money would then flow in from our mints and f^om abroad. But, every dollar we have In paper or credit monev destroys many dollars of credit and restricts the cirsulation ofrealmonej, while the costs of maintaining paper money, and tbe losses inevitable therefrom, are many times greater than tbe costs of providing aod maintaining an ample currency on a strictly bullion basis." The strongest point made by Mr. Stokes is to tbe matter of the production of the precious metals: "Of all the claims made by gold monometallism," he says, '-none is more absurd an j more easily refuted by statistics than the persistent misrepresentation that the decline in the gold price of sliver has been caused by the Increase In the silver production. The great increase In production is in gold. "During the period !801tol84G the relative proportions of the productions of gold and silver in the world varied but little from one decade to another. "During the period 1841 to 1870 the variations in the relative productions of the precious metals were much greater, out this did not prevent the .market ratios from nearly coinciding with the government ratios." He believes that the way to promote honest bimetallism, both at borne and abroad, is to open the American mints to the free coinage of silver. ^____ Wo Chang's Book. A queer volume, containing much of b»th satire and humcr, is that written by a Chinaman and published in English under the title of "England Seen Through Chinese Spectacles." The author, Wo Chang, remarks politely that since for many years Chinamen have accepted English criticisms on their social life good naturedly ho takes it for granted the British mind will recsive in the same spirit his strictures on society and customs in her majesty's realm. Then he proceeds to give the British such a dressing down as will make them think a Chinaman is not such a fool as they took him for. Wo Chang says the British bestow more care by far on purity of breeding in their horses, dogs and barnyard fowls than in their own families, which is quite true for that matter, and as true of Americans as of English. In China, Wo Chang informs us, marriages are arranged on scientific principles by parents and guardians. On each side the contracting families must give a guarantee that they are free from crime or hereditary insanity or disease. In no case are a young man and woman related to each other even distantly allowed to marry. In Christian England though, declares Wo Chang, the only questions asked by parents are those connected with the fortune and social position of the family in which their son or daughter is about to enter. Wo Chang says he never visited any country iu which the "great goddess oil appearances" was worshiped as she isi in England. Ha holds up the Christians! of the United States also upon his little pen point in the following: "Some years since I passed through the Christian city of San Francisco,, where 40,000 hardworking, sober and quiet Chinamen have had along experience of the persecuting spirit of Christians. They treat my countrymen like dogs duriug the week, while on Sundays praying for their conversion to Christianity." Senator Lodge's bill for the purchase by the United States of the three Danish islands, St. Thomas, St. Croi.x and St. John, ia the West ladies, should receive immediate favorable consideration. Denmark likes us aud would rather .sell them to us than to any other nation. She wants to sell them, for they are of no use to her, and she needs money. They would be of great use to us. St. Croix, the largest island, is very fertile and produces fine crops of sugar, while St. Thomas has a harbor unexcelled anywhere. We aeed several snch harbors in, the West Indies and have none at all. Our commercial interests demand we should become the owner of the islands before any European power gets them. Denmark informs us plainly that $wo European nations are at this moment negotiating for them. These are believed to be England and Germany. It is plainly against the interests of the United States to let European powers get even an island more on thia Bide of the world. Besides that, the inhabitants of the islands in question want to ba annexed to us. ART AT THE CAPITOL. TWO NOTABLE ADDITIONS TO STATUARY HALL. Senator* Benton and Blair—Last of the Nat .ton's Statues to Be Cuveil^d — The Original Offensive partisan—Two. Famous Politician* and Partisans. [Special Correspondence.:] WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.—The -week in which General Jackson won his memorable victory over the British at New Orleans could not be better celebrated or more fitly commemorated than by the unveiling of the statne of Colonel Thomas Hart Benton, now standing among the nation's heroes in Statuary hall, for Bentou was the lifelong friend of "Old Hickory." Jais sturdy defender in the senate 1 •^i.any years, and his eulogist afterdcatu iiad separated them. It may be nrged that he was also his antagonist at one time and that his brother's bullet caiae near entities off the old general's life in midcareer. It may be recalled that Jackson swore a mighty oath, declaring that he would Next winter and of the pleasant diversions of the sesison will' perhaps be the tour to the Klondike by reindeer sleigh. At least it will be a fresh sens*- tiofl for those who have so much moiiey they lire obliged to sit up nights i ing »»w w*j» to qpond H. THE BENTON STATUE. ' "whip Tom Benton at sight;" that he undertook to carry out this threat, was opposed by Benton and his brother Jesse, shot in the shoulder, by the latter, brought to the ground with a shattered arm and nearly died from loss of blood. Jackson and Benton. It was Jackson's first defeat, and he smarted under it as only one of his intense nature could. The wonder is that these two rash and fiery fighters ever became reconciled. But they .did, to the great disgust of brother Jesse, and there after their friendship was of the closest and most intimate kind. In that monumental work prepared by Benton in his declining years, the "Thirty Years' View" of his public life, lie magnanimously says, -alluding to De Tocqueville's assertion that General Jackson was a man of violent temper: "I ought to know something about that, as my contemporaries will understand, and I can say that General Jackson had a good temper. He was kind and hospitable to everybody." In the heat of his passion, previous to v their reconciliation, Bentou had said, "If General Jackson shall be elected, president, he will surround himself with a pack of political bulldogs to bark at all who dare to oppose his measures." Truer words were never spoken, but the queerest thing about this prediction is that Bentou himself became the leader of that "pack of bulldogs" and barked for his favorite on every occasion. He barked for him as against the United States hank, he barked for him when he removed the public moneys from the bank, and he continued to,,bark and grovel until that famous resolution of censure was expunged from the journal of the senate, in 1837, by which the old general was made supremely happy and retired to «The Hermitage with this last and best token of his stanch friend's devotion. Henry Clay taunted Benton with this when they were buttling over the re- charter of the bank, and the latter retorted that. -,vhi;c he and General Jackson had once uii'ii bitter enemies, they were now friends, arid that there was "no adjourned question of veracity" between them, as between Jackson and Clay. This was an allusioii to the charge against Clay that he bad sold his influence for a seat in Adams' cabinet, when, owing to his defection, Jackson was defeated in his first campaign for the presidency. But Beuton denied that he had made the remarks attributed to him, at which Clay rose and said, in the presence of the august body of senators, "Can yon look me in the face and say that you never used that language out of the state of .Missouri?" Close Fire. "I look, sir," replied Benton, "and repeat that it is an atrocious calumny, and I will pin it to him who dares to repeat it here!" "Then I declare before this senate," rejoined Mr. Clay, "that you said to me those very words!" "False, false, false!" roared Benton in a rage, and said Clay, "I fling back upon the senator from Missouri the charge of atrocious calumny!" They seemed about to spring upon each other when friends intervened and they were induced to take their seats. Each apologized to the senate, but neither would apologize to the other, and the wonder is that a duel was not the sequence of this verbal warfare, for both were dnelista Clay's meeting •with John .Randolph, on .the "field of. honor" is a matter of bistory, -while Benton bad participated in several duels, in one of which he killed his TUMI Henceforth there was a condition of armed neutrality. between these two doughty fighters, each>.n»aiL of convic- each ready to battfe to tb* death lor those convictions. The most curious coincidence of that event is that at the very time Benton was so sturdily defending General Jackson against his foes; * the senate the latter was undergoing an operation for the removal of the bullet Benton's brother had lodged in his arm in that affray of years before. From 1620, when he was first elected to the United States senate, to 1850 Benton was prominent in national affairs, his commanding presence, his broad culture, his indefatigable industry, marvelous memory and unwearied application rapidly forging him to the front and keeping him there. There were giants in the senate in those days— SVebster, Clay, Calhonn—yet he held his own against them all, and, particularly tenacious in his insistence of sound money for the nation, he acquired that sobriquet of "Old Bullion" which struck to him through life and which was a.merited compliment to his sterling qualities. History has recorded his achievements, arid we know that he was always to be found fighting for the people —for free land, free salt and ultimate freedom for the slaves. Though himself a slaveholder, yet he opposed Calhomrs famous resolution declaring that congress had no power to interfere with slavery in the territories and therefore no power to prevent the admission of new states except on condition of their prohibiting slavery within their limits. Benton at once denounced it as being a firebrand needlessly thrown to inflame the passions of the extremists and, moreover, as being disunion in tendency. Mr. Calhoan said that he had expected the support of Mr. Benton as a representative of a slave state, and the latter answered that it was impossible—be could have expected no such thing. "Then,'rejoined Calhoun, "I shall know wh«re to find the gentleman!" to which insinuation Benton at once replied, "I shall be found in the right place—OE, the side of my country and the Union!" Words of a. Prophet. Thomas Hart Benton was a statesman if our country ever produced one. Webster isaid of him that he knew more political facts than -any other man he ever met and possessed a wonderful fund of general knowledge. His long and continued study of our country and the trend of political events gave to his utterances the character of prophetic forecasts, as in his reply to the taunts of the nulliiiers, predicting accurately the coming night of secession, which he did not live to see: "I can promise that if the fight goes against me at this new Philippi, with which I am threatened, and the enemies of American liberty triumph over me, as the enemies of Raman liberty triumphed over Brutus and Cassius, ][ shall not .fall upon my sword, as Brutus did, but :save it for another day and iinother ui;e, for the day when the battle of the disunion of these states is to be fought not with words, but with iron, ant 1 , for the hearts of the traitors who appuar in arms against their conn- try!" A, less conspicuous figure, though in the hall .bis statue 'will occupy the most conspicuous position, is the other son of Missouri whom that state has shown its inclination to honor in effigy, Francis Preston Blair. It cannot be claimed for him, as for Bentou, that he was a statesman of colossal proportions, but his actions during and just preceding the "late unpleasantness" allow no im- peachmeut of bis loyalty and devotion to country. He was 40 years old at the breaking ont of the war and had already held positions oE trust and importance, following in the footsteps of his immediate predecessor, supporting him on the occasion of his appeal from the Missouri legislature to the people and when he died talcing his place as the acknowledged leader of the antislavery men of Missouri. Elected to the state legislature on the Benton ticket in 1852 and 1854, in 1856 he was sent as representative to congress, for which he was well equipped, having grown up in a political atmosphere ever since his famous father came to Washington, at General Jackson s behest, to found an edit the administration organ, The Globe. Thus both these distinguished men, whose statues are now added to the national gallery, were connected •with the times and events of the Jacksonian administration. Both were as true as he to the Union, though in different ways. To Blair's everlasting credit will be re- PATENT AND AUTOMATIC, Flours are the Parest and of Highest Grades ca the Market- THE BLATS STATUS. nembered his answer to the Missouri partisan -when the secession of the state •was jmder advisement "I don't believe," said the partisan, "in breaking up the party just to please » lot of ten- derfooted Unionists. I baliere in stick- tog to th* patty." ...... _ .. . '"Ptatrt" aid Blair. "Let lis hava » OKintarjr first. Tton we am Ulk aboot OMK. The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide year- self with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6tH R B WHITSRTT WE Till IN Concluded from 1st Pa>re tors, watchmen, firemen, assistant "messengers, pages, laborers of all kinds, and charwomen. "In the poKtoffices throughout the country I would recommend the following- exceptions: Superintendents or clerks-in-eharge of carrier stations, assistant cashiers, private secretaries and stenographers to the postmasters in the larger offices, messengers, porters, cleaners, janitors, watchmen and laborers." Secretary Bliss also replied to the resolution. He recommended that a. number of appointments in the department of the general land office, office of Indian affairs, pension office, pension agency service, education and patent office and. geological survey be exempted from the operation of the civil service law. __ ILLNESS; OF SECRETARY ALGER. It Was a Low Fever That Lasted a Month, but Has Now Disappeared. Washington, Jan. 11. — Alarming stories sent throughout the west relative to the condition of Secretary Alger have caused the issue of a formal statement from Assistant Secretary Meikel- john, after consultation with Captain Woods, the army surgeon who has been attending 'the secretary during- his illness, which has now lasted about a month. It: is 'said that the secretary was attacked by the grip, and this left in its wake a low type of fever, not typhoid, as has been reported, which weakened the patient considerably. The persistency of Secretary Alger in keeping at work, even -.vhile confined to his room, undoubtedly retarded his. recovery very much. But he was finally induced to give up the attempt to look after the department business until he was able to get about again. It is said that yesterday morning the fever had completely disappeared and that the secretary was stronger, Test on the Civil'Servicc Question Today. Washing-ton, Jan. 11.—The opponents of the civil service law had much the best of the debate in the house yesterday so far as the number of those engaging in it were concerned. Nine of the eleven speakers were of the opposition. The friends of the law are very anxious to shut off further debate and in this will have the co-operation of Reed and the rules committee. Moody, who has charge of the bill, gave notice that he would test the sense of the house today on a motion to close debate. The opposition immediately sent word to all in their ranks to be on hand and they say they will have no difficulty in defeating the motion. Machinists at llook Island Complain. Washington, Jan. 11.—A committee consisting of Representative Prince, of Illionis; James O'Connel of Chicago, president of the International Association of Machinists: Hon.' Charles G. Dawes, comptroller of the currency, and others called on the president yesterday in the interest of the machinists at the Rock Island arsenal. They represented that Commandant Blunt had arbitrarily scaled down the wages of the machinists to the extent of from 1 cent to 53 cents per day. notwithstanding their wages were already lower than those paid for similar work in the immediate vicinity. Tli«r» f'u Terrible Flchtius in Cuba. Key West. Fla.. Jan. 11.—-The forces of the San Quentin battalian were attacked a.c Cayo Espino, in Final' del Rio province, by the insurgents under Leader Diaz. The fight lasted several hours and the Spanish lost nine killed and seventeen wounded. "Under the command of Tekeda a large convoy left Manzanillo for Guamo. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. In a dance hall row at ChJIppewa Falls, Wiis., a man named Lane had a portion ol' Ms nose bitten off. Dr. H. P. Merviile, of Milwaukee, will be appointed a member of the pension examining board of Milwaukee. TJ. S. Villars, a well-known grocer of lake Bluff (Chicago suburb), has not been seen since the 26th of December. Near Buffalo a Xew York Central train struck a carriage containing Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Eiss. Both were killed. Xine hundred and twenty-three nominations for the Futurity of 1900 have been received by the Coney Island Jockey club, Mrs, Charles K. Green died suddenly In her home at Chicago while inhaling- chloroform preparatory to a surgical operation.'-- EOT. Br. John Hall, for thirty years pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyter- Ian chnrcb at Kew York, has resigned hJs pastorate. , . Mrs. KacJC Thorn's parasnour .and partner In-the snurdtr ol Guldensuppe at Hew Tork, has been sect-to prison tat? Franklin Bain Phelps, a TveU-knowir financial editor, died at his home. New York City, Friday. He was a son of Judge M. Pheios. of JanesviU*. Wi*. Herman Melster, of Whitewater, Wis., has patented a stopper which hermetically seals the necks of bottles by an automatic device. Rev. H. Wilson, of the Rice Lake (Wis.) Episcopal church, has accepted a call at Kokomo, .Ind., and will soon leave for that place. Mrs. John Ripke was instantly killed by being dashed against an electrtc; light pole in a runaway -while en route to church at Cedar Falls, la. A meeting of the members of Wis- cousin free library associations and all those interested in such work will be held at Oshkosh the latter part of the month.. A fish peddler left a load of fish, amounting to 120 pounds, outside a house in Kaukauna, Wis., and when he returned the entire outfit, including his scales, was stolen. In accordance with the proclamations of the president, the governor and the mayor, a movement has been started at Davenport, la., to raise money 'for the suftering Cubans. Henry Graff, of Jlarquette, Mich., aged about 23 years, in a fit of temporary insanity, attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat yesterday morning. He has an even -chances for death or recovery. The comptroller of the currency has- declared dividends in favor of the creditors of insolvent national banks as follows: Ten per cent., First National bank, of Helena, Mont., 5 per cent.. Northern National bank, of Big Rapids; Mich. A tin box containing notes x-alued at $50<D was found beside the railroad 1 track about two miles south of Waunakee, Dane county, Wis. The notes•are tine property of John McGuiwv whose store at Wauiiakee was robbett few weeks ago. A PLAGUE OF THE Itching Piles and Uther{KeeUl Trrablet Cured bjr * Hew «ad Safe Method. A Remarkable Nnmber of Cnrw JUde- bj the Pyramid Pile Cmre. About one person In erery fonr suffers from some form of rectal di'i- ease. The most common and annoying iis itching,, pilea, Indicated.' by warmth, slight moisture and intense, uncontrollable itching in the part*" affected . Tbe usual-treatment bar been somfr simple ointment or salTe, which; sometimes give temporary relief, but- nothing like a permanent cure can be expected from «uch ; « superficial treatment. " ' Tbe only permanent cure for itching piles yet discovered is tne Pyramid Pile Cure, not only for Itching- piles, but for every other form of piles, bliad, bleeding or protruding. Tbe first application gives instant relief and the continued use for a short time causes a permanent removal of the tumors or the email parasites which cause the intense itching and discomfort- of itching piles. Many physicians for a long time supposed that the remarkable relief afforded by tbe Pyramid Pile Cure was because it was supposed to contain cocaine, opiam or other similar drugs, but such Is not the case. A recent analysis of the remedy showed it to be absolutely free from any cocaine, opium, or in fact any poisonous, fcjurious drags whatever. For this reason the Pyramid Pile Cure is probably »tbe only pile core extensively recommended by physicians, because It is 10 safe, ao prompt in the relief afforded and so far a» known tbe only positive cure for piles except a surgical operation. In one year the Pyramid Pile Oar* has become the best known, the safest and the mo»t extensively §ol4 . of any pile cure before the public. Nearly all druggist* nowMUitat : SOcts and •! per package. Addrew the- Pyramid Oo.;Marsk*ll, ^ Mich. , tor boor on cause *atf eof* of piles and also hundreds of teiti- moniiJs from nil part* of tbe United States. -.. ' .'.. .,.,, . _, , ' ^• i ." _. I If s offering from any f OTA of pttt» ask your flrnffgftt fnr a panfcaftftf PyrMuld Pile Oure and try IttonifhW

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