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MARCH 3O, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. (i com>ons of itllTnrent dnti'S and 10 cents secures Dm curivm number of Art Portfolios. See ,-tdvprllspinpiit. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 30. 1894. NO. 77. BE&HIVB WILER & WISE BEE, ttlVE. DI8APPBOVED. THE COLD WEATHER And its attending lu 1 ! in business has given us an oppor tunity to gain time to assort up our stock of Spring CLOTH CMS Which the Easter week hid sadJy depleted. I ARE AGAIN READ! TO President Cleveland Vetoes Seigniorage Bill. The very latest atyles in light weight Broad cloth. Clay Diagonals, Sicilian and Moire Silks Bourdon Lace Capes and Coats from f 2 apiece up. In Spring Dress Novelties too, we are showing our second supply in most dainty effects at remarkably low prices. Full line of Black and Colorei Moire Ribbons from 'No. 2 to No. 60. As a special inducetneat we offer 25 piece? 24 inch Printed China Silks—regular price 75c—our price 1 for this week only, 48c. At, the BEE, MIVE, 315 Fourth Street, CRUEL FLAMES. They Take the Lives of a Dozen Unfortunate Persons, A West Virginian's Eight Children and * Servant—Three Babes Burned Death in Tenntssce. to UORROK IX WEST VIRGINIA. CHARLIMTOX, W. Va., March 29.—A ipecial to the Gazette from Hinton jives an account of a terrible accident that occurred at McKendree, in Summers county. When W. B. Wilt, of that place, returned home at i o'clock a. m., after being out on watch all night he found his home in ashes, and to his horror learned that his eight children and the servant girl had bcun consumed in the flames. No further details are obtainable owing to the isolated locality of MeKcndreo. Three Children Cremated. Ptn-ASKl, Tenn., March 20.—On the farm of Capt. Harwood, on Dry creek, near hero, John Ionian an4 his wife left their three children ulone in the house. The smallest, a boy of 4 years, overturned the lamp and was. burned to death. The other two children were saved. On the farm of George Wbeelcss, oa \Veakk-y creels, two notfro women living in the sumo house left ho e and left their young babies in the house. On reluming they found the bouse destroyed and the babes burned to death. tnahently unlu'sft tno pejipti? uru prosperous, and ue moro nrunperoua they arn the larger tho Importations. Whon home prosperity Is retarded importmlon.s aru checked and revenues diminished; heuee, thu titrlotly revenue lurid ciiu never Do depended upon In tin emergency. "A revenue tiirifl has no other aim or purpose uud disclaims evory other sufo revcuue. A protective turlrt, while rufalng uii neeUed revenue, iy ever mindful ttiut tho taxes 1m- powed shall bo upon those foreign produeta wnloh will moHtencourutfu domes lie production and real most lightly upon the consumer. So loag an IttliOF Is cheaper lu fcuropo and conditions uro lower there than here, a free trade or a revenue mriff upon competing goods tends either to destroy domestic production or to level labor and every other condition to toe foreign standard." M'KINLEY SPEAKS. Ohio'! Governor Defend* tho HupuUIIcan J'ollcj at Mluutmpollii. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn,, March 39.—The State League of Kepublkian Clubs held its annual meeting in the Exposition building on Wednesday, A great crowd attended the proceedings. The principal address of the meeting was delivered at the uight session by Ofov, Alc- Kinley, of Ohl,. Oov. McKinley'a remarks wero mainly u defense of a protective tariff and 01 the policy of the repub- llcau ptirty, without which, he declared, 'the country could never be prosperous. Uov. McKlnlpy reviewed the tariff plank adopted at the Minneapolis con veil lion in UflJ and took occasion to credit the republicans for thn prosperity of 181)2 and the democrats lor the hard times of ISM. Ho then reviewed the tariff history of the country from Washington down. Coming to the Wilson bill, ho said: "Ihu pretext for the proposed t,111 la not to raise mure revenue. Tho declaration of lu au< tn</r umt the lioute committee la that U will reduce ihe revenue. 'Ihe mime oflorl at tariff ro- tiuctloii iin* been repeatedly roude In the past when wo uad u surplus revonuu In tho tr«>Hury. Tbe pnMent law wag adequate to meet all the expenses o( the govurument, und did meet thnm tur the Brut two »n4 a half years of its operation. "It there is not enough revenue now U la be- caune the proposed i;hangf ol policy hua had the eflector diminishing it. 'Ibe proposed policy has Dot only disturbed domeillu trade, but toe Import trade. The reaton the revenuesuro leai under the present administration Is tecause importations aru len<. and the importations ar» less because our people buy Jess of foreign goods Just u they uru now buying lew of domestic KOOUS also, owing to their i/ec-iiniary du- trens, and all ibif la because their Inuotuei and wages bare been eiihpr cutoff orr»nuy reduced. -\.... ctszoihar* Itrt* Impor?•«(•«• »—- Money Needed Tor Federal Cnarta. WASIILSOTOX, March 29.— Acting Secretary Curtis, of the treasury department, has sent to the house a communication from the attorney general calling attention to the immediate necessity for additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1894 for the expenses of United Slates courts as foil iws: Fees of witnesses, $300,000: fees of jurors, 150, UOU, and support of prisoners, Trnid Kobber flrady 3Iust Hang. LITTLK ROCK, Ark., March 29.— Judge Hughes, of tlie supreme oourt, has refused to prant.a new trial in tho case of Thomas .Bnuly, sentenced hy tho Jackson couh4y circuit court to be ex- ccniud at New Port April (! for tho murder of Conductor U', 1". WcNally. Brady was the, leiuk 1 )- of the band of desperadoes who held up and rob'uud an Iron Mountain truin on Ivovember 8, isun. c»u't T»h« oin^o. .L>E.NVKlt, Col., March 20. — Judge Allen, of l.he district court, has issued an order of injunction restntining tlio new tire and police board, composed of Messrs. Mullitis, liurnc'i und Kogers, from taking any oih'eial action pending tho result of quo warranto proceedings recently begun in tho district court by District Attorney Steele. Oravn»oiider« In tho Penitentiary. ' NKW YOKK, March 'JO,— Constable Andrew S. Jamieson un'i Election Inspectors John W. Murphy, Wicheal P. Ryan, Murtia Morris, John B. Uroivn- hill, W. Lyons, Conrad Steubenberg, Or., Fred li Baden, Benjamin Cohen and Victor Bu«scnwe«n were on Wednesday afternoon taken from Simond street jail to Kings county penitentiary at Crow Hill to serve terms for which they were sentenced for the Gravesead election frauds. Ucetar G«t§ » I-lfe Keutenoe. ANGOLA, Ind., March 'JO.— The jury in tho case of Saiauel Deetar, charged •with killing Amos Uuchel and his daughter, 'Mrs. Laura Lowe, in Ue- kalb county last August, has returned a verdict of murder m the first degree, and fixed his punishment at imprisonment for life. The trial was In _ 4 ____ ______ progress seven weeks, and the plea of oompiishid, so He Thinks Its Coinage Would Rob tho Country of Its Gold Many Other Reasons Presented. THE VETO JIE88AOK. WAHHINGTOX; March 29.—The following is tho full text of tho president'* message vetoing the Bland seigniorage bill. To TUB HOUSK or REPHKSKNTATIVIIS: I return witho«t my approval hnuso bill numbered 4,t>btf, entitled "An act directing tlui CO|I:UKO of the silver bullion held in the trcusury and for other purposes." My slronu desire to avoid disagreement wltn those In both houses or congress who have supported this bill would lead mo to ivpprovc it IT I could bollove that t-he public good would not bo thereby endangered and tnut such action ou my part would bo a proper discharge ofoftlafal duty. Inasmuch, however, as I am unable to eutl.sfy myself that the proposed legislation Is either wise or opportune, my conception of tho obligations and responsibilities uttacbcd to the ffreitt office 1 hold forbids the Indulgence of my personal dt>alr« and Inexorably confines me to that course which IK dictated by my reason and judgment, and poll;tod out by a sincere purpose to protect and promote the general Interests or our people. FliiMDcial Disturbance «ud Heoovurj. Tbe financial disturbance whic!i,swept over the country during tho last year w»8 unparalleled In Its severity and disastrous consequences. There seemed to be almosi an entire displacement of fafth In our /Inaacla; ability and a ions of oonllduucc In our fiscal policy. Amonft tnose who attempted to as- •iffn causes for our distress it was vei-y generally conceded that the operation of a provision of Jaw then in forco whluh required tno government to purchase monthly a hirgt amount of Bllvor bullion, and Issue Its Dotes in payment tlieroror, was either entirely, or toalarxoex- tent, responsible for our condition. This lod to the repeal on the 1st day or November, 18M3, of this statutory provision. We liud, however, fallen so low in tbo depths of depression,.and timidity and apprehension . Had so ooui- plotoiy gained control in ilnauci:d ciroLcs. that our rapid recuperation could not bo reasonably expected. Our recovery has, nevertheless, steadily progroased, and, though less tban Eve months have elapsed since thu repeal of the mischievous silver purclutfte rcqiiircment,» wholesome improvement Is uuiinstuliably ao- pnrent. ConJldcuco In our absolute .soh't-ney is to such an extent reinstated u:jcl faith In our disposition to adhere to sound 11 niuielul methods Is HO far restored as to produce the most encouraging j'Csulls both ut home and abroad. The wheels of domestic Inmimry have been nlowly set lu motion, and tbc tide wf foreign investment has again started in our direction. j Our recovery being so wuil under way nothing should bo done to check our convalescence; nor should wo forget lhat a relapse at this time •would almost surely reduce us ID a lowerstage ol linaneial distress thau that from which we are Just emerging. I A l'01«ll)!li Chock. I I believe that If the bill under consideration ' ahouW become a law It would Do regarded as a rotrourea. Ion from the financial Intentions in- dlcaied by our recent repeal o[ tho provision forolng silver bullion purcuusos, that u wou:d weaken If it did notdestroy returning faltU and couLAvuce lu our sound tinanc;tfl tendunoieti, untl that, as u consequence, our progress to renewed business health would be uafurianniely cheeltcd and a return to our recent distressing plixbi seriously threatened. Tim rurohtivu of Stiver. This proposed legislation is so related to the currency conditionsKrowingout of the law com* peiling the purchase of silver by the government that a glauco at vuch conditions, and a partial review of the law referred to, may not be unproiltable. Uutweeu the 14th day of August, 1890, when the law became operative, and the 1st day of November, lfc()3, when the clause It contained directing lQ o purchalto * uf silver was repealed, there wero purchased by the seeroiaryof tho treasury wore inaa l()8,OUO,uuo of uunces of silver bullion. In payment fur this bullion the tfuverument Issued its treasury noiiiB of various denominations, amounting to nearly.Uoii.uUu.uuU, whicti notea were immediately atiued to the currency in circulation among our people. Sucli notes were by the law made legal tender In iiayment of all debts, public urn! private, axii-pi irliuii ottiorwfoo expressly Htipulated.aud were wade receivable for custumii, UiJcas and uli public duos, and •svuen so received migllt bo so reissued. 'I'lmy »eru also pcrtuiiLtid 10 bo lielcl , by bankiiiK uysoeiatiuns as a part of their law- ! ful rt-survt'S. On ilje doirmud of ihe holders | these treasury notes were to bo redeemer In ' fc'OJU or silver com in thu discretion of Lbe sec- ' relary ot u.e treaaviry, but It was declared as a ] purt^of this reuomptiou pfoviftilon that it : ^as "the established policy ot tlie United ' Suites lu maintain tnu two metals on a parity ; with each oilier ujion the prehent let'ai ratio, j or such ratio as may be provided by Jaw." The money coined from such bullion was to be standard allver dollars, and after directing tlie Immediate coinage of a little less Ulan S)(,IXW,IXW ounces the law provided lhat as much of the remaining bullion bhuuld be thereatter coined as might bo necessary to provide for the rettomptfoii of the treasury .notes Issued on Its purcuase, aud thai •'any gain or soignloraga arising from sueh colniiKt) shall bo accounted fcr and paid Into the treasury." This (tain or seign.oi'agsevi- dently Indicates so much of the bullion owned by Hie Kuveruiuuiu as snould remain uftsr using a sufficient amount to com as many standard sil- necessity of preserving this parity IN oovlous. bueli necessity hu» heen repeatedly conceded (n the platforms ot both political parties and in our federal stututos. It is nowhere- more emphatically recognized tu6 than In tho recent law \\hleh repealed tho provision under which tho bullion now od hand was purchased. This law Insists upon U;t> "maintenance of the parity In vulue of the coins or tho two metals and tho equal power of evory dollar at all times in tho murltots and la thu payment of debts." The secretary at Uio treasury has therefore, tor tho heritor reasons, not only promptly compiled vJlh every demand Tor the redemption of these treasury notes in gcild, but the present situation, as wtll as the letter ivnd spirit or the Jaw, appear plainly to justify, II tney do not enjoin upon him, a continuation of uuch redumption. The conditions I have endeavored to preson' itoay be thus suuimui'i/.ed: A Miniiimry. Fil'St. Thi. 1 t'uVf.-iiiiient l;:iij purchased and now has on hand sufficient silver bullion to permit tho coinage of all the sliver. dollar* necessary to redeem, in such dollars, the treasury not»;n Issued for the purchase of said silver bullion and enough besides to coin, us gain or selgnlnrago, 55,15(1,681 additional standard silver doliars. Second. There lire outstanding and nuw In circulation treasury notes issued Inpayment of ihe bullion purchased umount- to SIV.VM.iiHO. These- r.oics are U-gul tendtir In payment ol n'.l debu, nuljllc and prl- vato, except when otherwise expresslv stipulated: tljoy are receivable for customs, laxes thd all public dues; when held by banking an- utlona th«y muy he eountcJ n« part of their lawful raocrves, and they are redeemed b.v the jovernmect in gold at the option of tbo holders. These advantageous attributes were do- iberately attached to these notes ut the time of thulr Issue: they arc fully understood bv our people to whom sucb notes have been distributed us currency, and bavo Inapireil confidence n their safety und value, and have undoubted,y thus induced their continued and contented use aa money, Instead ot anxiety for their redemption. Objection! Speclilr-ttlly Stated. Having referred to Homo Incident* which I deem relevant to the subject. It remains for me o submit, a specific statement of my objections o the bill now under consideration: This bill consists of two sections, excluding jne which merely appropriates u sitm suill".-.'a:a o carry '.lie act, into effect. Tlio llrst se, Uon irovides for the immediate coinage of t'.ie silver bullion in the tre-.wury which represents the so-called Rain or seigniorage, or which would arise from the coinage of all the bullion on hand, which gain or soiciiiar-.igo lull section declares to be ifis, 150,681. H direcu that the money so coined or tho cerililcatos Issued theroon sliall be used In tbo payment of public expenditures, and nro- vWcs thst I' the nceJs of ilia treasury demand It, the secretary of tho treasury may in his discretion is»je silver cei-lil!cutes ill excess of such coinage, noiexceodmg the amountof seign- iorage in said section authorized 10 be coined. Tho second section directs that aa soon as possible after tho coinage of tnis seignlor:i.^o tbo remainder of tlio bullion hold oy Uio povorn- moiit shall be coined into legal tender standard silver dollars, und that they shall IJD held in the treasury for the redemption of the treasury notes issued In the " purcuuso- of sutd bullion. It provides that an fast as tho bullion sliail bo coined for tho rediinptlon of said notes, they nlv»ll not bo reissued but shall bo canceled uiid, destroyed iu amounts equal to tho ouln held at any tlinu In the treasury derived from the coinage provided for. and Uiat silvor certificates shall bo Issued on such coin in the manner now provided by law. It is, however, especially declared la said section taut tbu act %hall not be construed to change existing laws relating to the !«(?al tender character or mode of redemption of the treasury notes Issued for the purchase of the silver bullion to be comod. Faulty In Countruotlim. The entire bill Is most unfortunately con- ptructed. Nearly every sentence presents uncertainly and invites coatrovor-y »s lo its meaning and Intent. Tho llrst section Is especially raultv In this rospeot, and It is exiremely doubtful whether lid lanKuaKo will permit toe consummation offu nuppos«lpurposes. lam led to believe thut tho promoters of tho bill intended in IhlB section to provide for the coin. s,S<s of the bullion constituting the gain or nclgnlorage, as it Is called, into standard silver dollnrs; und yet there is positively nothing in tho section to prevent lu coinage into uny description of silver coins now authorizoa under any existing law. 3 suppose this section was also intended, In case tho needs of tho treasury culled for money faster ,thnn the seigniorage bullion coviid actually bo coined, to permit the Issue ol sliver certlticaies in advance of such coinage; but ils language would seem to permit the issuance uf Huch eeriificace" to double tho urautint of si.'igniorufro as stated, one-half of which would not represent :in ounco of sliver 111 the trciisury. The debate upon this section in tho eoiigruMH developed unKu-ncsl'md positive fcrenco of opinion us to ils object and meaning. Jn any event I am clear unit the present perplexitios und cnibiu-riii^cictits of tlicsecre- tary uf the treasury ought not to bu augment ed by devolving upon him tbo execution of a law so uncertain und Confused. lam not willing, bo^cvtr, to rout my ob- joctluii to this section solely on these grounds; in my judgment sound jlnance dot_-s not com. mond a further Infusion of silver into our currency at UiiH time, unaci-ouibivniod by further adequate provision for tho maintenance In our treasury of a safe gold reserve. and dungftrous. As ari ultimate result of Its operation treasury notes which aro legal ten- dor for all debts, public aud private, and whlcji are redeemable In gold or silver, »t the option of ihe holder, will bo replaced by silver certificates which, whatever may bo their ebar- ncter and description, Mil have none of these qualities. In anticipation or iht* result and as an immediate effect thf* treasury noles will naturally appreciate in vaUio and desirability. Tho fact that fohl can be rea!- Izctl upon them, and the further fact that their destruction has been decreed when limy reach the treasury must, tend to their withdrawal from general circulation to be immediately presented for gold redemption or to be hoarded for presentation at a more convenient season. Tlie si.-quel to both operations will be a large addition u> the stiver cur. roncy in our circulation and a corresponding reduction of gold In the treasury. The argument has been made that, these things will uot oecur at once because a long time must ela/wu before the coinage of anything but the ^ciKnior- ago can be entered upon. Ir tlie physical ef- recta of ihe execution of the second .section or this bill are not to bo realized until fat- in the future, this may furnish a siroug ruaisou why It should not be passed so OVER THE STATE. Telegraphic News from Various Towns in Indiana. A Sad Sr<-np. Los ANCEI.EH, Cal., March 20,—A sad scene occurred in the police station here Wednesday morninp when Cronkhite, the embezzling county treasurer 1 from Warren county, Ind., was taki-'i ! from his cell aud confronted by I his wife and little boy, who I had journeyed hither from Indiana, concealing their identity and also hoping to be met at the depot by the husband and father. They knew nothing of the arrest until they had waited several hours in vain. Then Mrs. Cronkhite made some inquiry and, learning .„-=-.. .•-., .- ~~ ,- ™ = the distressing- trutb. she much in advance: out the posipouemeni of Its made herself known to the chief of aciual operauon cannot prevent ibc fear and | po li ce , an d tha reunion that followed loss of condolence and nervous precaution which would :mmedlaw.ly follow Us pussiigo and brink' unoui its ivoivst i.'o:rsfqu«.'ices. 1 regard this section uf the Liil AN embodying a plaE by which tlie £OVerumeiil will be obliged to pay out Us scanty store of gold for no other purpose than to force an unnatural addj'Jon of silver money into tbehiintls orom- people. This fy AH exact rt'vcr.^nj of ibe p.jliey w}j,eh .->afe llnance. dictates tr wo are lo preserve partly between gold and silver and .mainm:n sensible We have ii OOU m sil ver ini; silver Ortltirat. ouisiaud:r.;, r nii/re than uieaie.i ,s.-%u -,i uiidev eXl«tluE laws. They are Kt'rvlng the purpose of money usefully und wnbout Question. Our gold reserve. nmoutitms tn only a little more than H00,000,0ut>, is dlreolly chnrgud with the re- dempiii.n or >. "40,000, 000 orUniti-d Slates notos. Wlieu ii is proposed lo inllatc ocr silver currency H In a time for strengthening our gold reserve insteiul of deiileilni? it. 1 cannot conceive of f. longer ,->tep toward silver ounoinelalllfun Ihaii we lake when we spend our gold to buy silver rcrtldcaleg for circulation. especially in view of the practical difficulties Hiirrour.illn},' the replenishment of our gold. ]tt'U<<r Puwi,,r to IVHUA ItondB, Tills leadq mo to parncntly present, the de- Birabilliy of unuiting lo the secretary of the treasury u better power limn now exisiR to sums bonils to protect our cold reserve when 'or anv reason it should be neces.-,ary. Our currency Is in huch a eoutused eondiiion and ur linniiciu! affairs are apt 10 assume at any Ime so critical a position that it soctns to me »ucl) a cour« is dicur.cd bv ordinary prudence, t am r.ejt insensible to tho arguments in favor 'of coining ihe bullion soigntora^o now in tho treasury, and 1 believe It could Ho don'! safely iiud wlili udvaniare, if tlio secretary of tho treasury had the power to is.suo bonds at a low rate of Interest under authority in substitution of that now existing und teller suited to tlie protection of the treasury. I Hopi-lut for tlie Future of Silver. ! I hope a way will present itself in the near future Tor the adjustment °* our monetary affairs In BUCfi a camprnhenalve and conservative manner as will accord to silver Its proper place In our currency; but In the jneaflUme I am ex-. tremely solicitous that whatever action wo lalto on this subject nany bis BUch as to prevent loss and discouragement to our people at homo, and tho destruction ot confidence mourdnau- clftl management abroad. was one of the saddest ever seen in the city prison. Why the Thieved INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., March 29.— William T. Fletcher, one of the post office inspectors who have been tryinp; to catch tho mail robbers at South Bend, said Wednesday that tho failure of the department to make headway with the investigation is due to the indiscreet actions of South liend men who arc interested in haviujj the thief caught Mr. Fletcher says that of the 185 patent-medicine and complexion-specialty firms in the city only 6ve lost anything- by the thieves. The robberies mifrht have been committed anywhere in the United States, as tho firms complaining received mail mailer from all parts of the. country. Nalchbom Lock Honm in Court. ANDKIWOU. Ind., March 2U. —Farmers. Fowler and Mittank are neig-hbors in Fall Creol> township. A few months ago a boy in Miltank's employ, while riding a young colt, ran into Fanner Fowler's fi'iiee and knocked ft panel of it down. Fowler wanted Mittualc to pay for it or repair iu Mittank refused to do so and Fowler sued him for damages. The case was tried before 'Squire Fort and the jury failed to agree. It was afterward tried before another justice and he found for the plaintiff. Mittank appealed too case to the circuit court and it is now on trial. The amount involved is $1.50. Tlie lawyers' fees aud costs up to data amount to SOOO. Excouiive Mansion, March 29, 189C ON THE STAND. Col. Breofclnndce Teattfief la Bl* Own Doubts also arise an to the meaning and con- Blruciion of ihe eecond section of ihe bill. If the silver dollars iherein directed to bo coined are, as the section provider, to be held in tho treasury for tho redemption of treasury notes, it is suggested that, strictly speaking, cenlllcatos cannot bo Issued on sm't) coin "in the manner now provided by law," because these dollars are- moaey held in tho treasury for tlio ex press purpose of redeeming treasury notes on demand, u'lilcij would ordinarily moan mat they were set apart n-rJolli'rsa.inhuuideQ.uaJInnuiuber thedoJJars ! f or the puri»so ot suSstltutinfr them for these insanity was made by the defense. Hajn Uoonil for Jllnnliuba. LIVKBPOOL, March 211.—The British steamship barnia, Capt Couch, will carry a curious lot of passengers on her next trip across the Atlantic, The lit- iiig freight of this steamship will Include «8* boys from Dr. Barnardo'a homes and missions for orphan boys and destitute lads, who are en route to Manitoba,-, represented by the treasury notes issued in payment of the entire quantity of bullion. These treasury ooieg now outstanding and In circulation amount to »l..!!,U61,i8v), and, all hough there has been thus lar out a comparatively small amouut of this bullion coined, yet ine so- called gam or seigniorage, as above dodned, wnlch would arise from the coinage of the entire mass has been easily'a,»cerulued lo be a quantit,' of bullion surtlcleni lo make when coined o.i,156.CHl standard silver dollars. 1'urlLy Must fte MAlntalued, Considering the present inirlnsio relation between guld and sluer. tho maintenance of the purity between ihe two metais, us mentioned iti this law, can mean .mnhlns ie»a than ihe maintenance nf such a purity lu the uBiimiulon aud eonlldence of the people whouseuur money lu their dally transactions. Man.festly the Uiaiutenanoe of this parity can only be ae- far as It Is affeoteu by the.->e treasury notes, and In the estimation of tHo holders of the same, by giving to such holders, on their redenifction, the coin, whether It Is gold or silver, wuicJi UM.T prefer, it fo!- lows that while In terms thu law leaven the choice of coiL to be pala on surb redemption to the discretion of the secretary of the treasury, the exercise o* ibio discretion, If opposed to tbu demands of the holder, IK entirely incon- ftlxtem -with tne effective and beneficial maintenance of the partly bOLween Ihe twomeulii. It both gold and silver aro lo nerve us a* money, tod if they together »re to supply to oiu TwnfilA a s»fe »iul :Bt»bJe ourrencr. the iroasury notes. They are not, therefore, held In such u way aa to furnish a basis for certificates according to any provision of existing law. Id however, silver certificates can properly ba Issued upon ihese dollars, there Is nothing In the section to indicate tho charao.eristics aad functions or those- certineatos. If they were to be ol ths •ame character an silver cemlio»tos in oiroula- tion under ex sting laws they would at besi b» receivable only for customs, laxea and all pub- lio dues; and under iho language of this sec. tlon It is, to say the least, extremely doubtful whether the certificates it contemplates would be lawfully received even for such purpose* Whatever else may bo said of the uncer. talnties of expression In tb.it) bill, tney certainly ought nol to bo found In legislation affecting subjects so Important and tar-reaching as our Huancea and currency. In stating other ana more Important reasons for my disapproval of this section I shall, however, as. 8 um« ""t under Its provisions the treasury notes Issued in payment for ,llrer bullion will continue to be redeemed an heretofore In silver or goid, at the option ot *o holders, and that If when they are presented for redemption, or reach the treasury In any other manner, there are In the treasury coined illver dollar* eo.ua! In nominal value to BUOO. treasury notes, then, aud in that case, the notes will bo destroyed »nd silver ccrttncaies to as equal amount bo substituted. Uftngeroui end lll-Advlied. I »ro convinced! lhat (nil schema Is Ul-tdrlMd WASHINGTON. March 29.—Col. Breck- Inridg'e was called to tbo witness- stand shortly after the opening- of court He ga,re a. brief account ot bit life, and was then asked if he knew the plaintiff—Madeline Pollard. He replied in the affirnmtiTe, and then in answer to Mr. Butterworth's question he to!d how ho had met her, and then of their acquaintance and relations. He said lie met her first on the train, lie was returning- from the front of the car and had to pass in front of her, bowintf as he did so, "in a perfectly proper wny." He continued: "She men i .ncd my name. I told her I supposed 1 knew her, but I could,nol recall her niime. This was In 1884, She lold me that her name was Madeline BrecUlurldge Pollard. Her father was a. great admirer of John C. Urccliliirtdge, and bad she been born a boy she would havo been named John Breclcinridga Pollard." j lie then told of tlie conversation which passed between them and of having rec.'ived a letter from her asking- him to cull on her at tlie Wusloyttn university. H' wrote her to tell him why sli« wanted him. She said it was on iuipurtant business. He met her a little later in Cincinnati. "She s;iid she supposed J was sui^ prised to pet such a letter from a school girl," he continued. "J replied smilingly that I supposed that she had exaggerated the importance of the matter. «he replied that it was very important, more imporlaut than a divorce," Then tlie alleged forg-ed letter was mentioned and shewn by Butter^ orth to BrecUinridge. He was told lo examine iu "It would be affectation for mn to do so," the gentleman said. "lam thoroug-hly familiar with its contents. I received it and—" Here Mr. Wilson interposed an objection, and a lengthy debate on the admissibility of the letter followed. Mr. Breckinridffo will probably boon the aland for several days. The direct examination is expected to j last over a day, and the cross-examination will probably last at least two if not three days. He has a story which he believes will clear him not only in the raiuds of the jury, but' of the world. The plaintiffs counsel believe they are able to tear the story to pieces and prove beyond reasonable doubt its absolute falsity and the perfect truth of the story told by the plaintiff. .MAdo liiNHiie by I.ovc. J>'D;A> - A1'OJ.I3, Ind,, March 5!*.— Sara.li Cropper, who is highly esteemed by her friends, is locked up at the central police station and a lunacy commission will be called to consider her case. She is 3n.sanely in love with ex-Sheriff John T. Pressley, who is old enoiij? li to be her father, and her attentions have become so annoying- that he was obliged to have her arrested. 1 Hotclkeeper Ul LEBANON, Ind., March 29.—William N. llolling-sworth, proprietor of tha Pleasant Grove hotel of this city, left home last Friday nig-ht, saying- he w«» froing to Indianapolis, and since then nothing has been heard of him. He took considerable money vcith him, and it is feared he has rnet with foul play- ' Died in * Urnltif* Chair. GofiDKsr, Ind., March M.—Thomas H. Daily, cashier of the City national bank and widely known us an activo republican politician, died Wednesday afternoon in a deutal operating-chair. He asked for an injection of cocaine and an instunl after its use sank into • coma and died. Left S400.000 by n Relative. SOUTH HE.NP, Ind., March 'JO. — SzyaOD Levitalski. an employe of the friLude- baker wagon works, and Matensz Le- vitalski, his brother, employed at the Oliver plow worlt-s, have just been notified of a fortune of nearly 8400,000 left them by a relative in Europe. LnkrMdo Nail Mllll flo»d. HAMMO.VD, Jncl, Jlareii a>. — TJ»« Lakeside nail mills closed Wednesday evening- on account of tack of order*. Over viUU men and boys arc thrown out ot employment The works had been in operation five weeks after uu idleness of six months. intlonm Mcillc»l VbngreH. , .March s!9. — Premier Crisp! opened the international medical congress in the Costanzi theater in the presenc« of the kinff and queen of Italy. During his address Sig. Crlspl paid an eloquent tribute to the services rendered by the doctors to humanity. Workmen Stand hy the Hoy. Ind., March 29.—The 400 employes of the Lippincott chimney factory at Alexandria walked out Wednesday because the company would not, furnish employment to the 18-year- old boy who threw up his job fast week. Failed to Acr»«. ANDEK8ON-, Jnd., March 29.—After being- out forty-eight hours, tho jury in the Murray damage suit ag-ainst the Anderson Gas company failed to agree aud was discharged. Dropped l>ead in li«r Own llou»«. Mu>iCJS, Ind., March 29. — Mrm George Meyers, aged To years, dropped: ctead at her home west of this city Tuesday afternoon. Heart disease wa» the cuusi". I Mod Suddenly. CHICAGO, March 29.—Prof. J.M. Kllll, of Oberlin college, died suddenly »t the- Dearborn railway station. In company with a party of traveling amo- cialesi he was waiting for a Santa Fe train. Shortly after 1:30 o'clock bo waa attacked with a sudden spasm and died before medical aid could reaeh. him. N.

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