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Corvallis, Marcli 21, 1879.
Editor Gazette :
The bullion press, in rejoicing over
accomplished resumption, refer con
tinually to the discomfiture which
has come upon its enemies since its
accomplishment. They assure their
readers that there is a complete revo
lution in public sentiment respecting
it, and that many public men who
opposed it are new trying to recon
cile its accomplishment with their
own views. Doubtless, this is true
of men wl o obtained but a superfi
cial knowledge of the principle in
Tolved in the fact of resumption, and
who opposed it that they might be
lifted into office by the popular dis
content consequent upon the hard
times, caused, as they asserted, by
the efforts to force resumption. But
with men who have an intelligent
conception of the principle involved,
there has been no change of opinion.
Nothing has occurred different from
what they expected. They are wait
ing for the logic of events to prove
to the world that the elements of
prosperity are not contained in ac
The fact is already emphasized by
the present condition of England and
other specie paying countries. If
resumption was the main element of
prosperity, those countries would be
prosperous, and the fact that' they are
not, proves that prosperity may evade
us even though we have accomplish
ed resumption. It has been alleged
that the " croakings" of the anti-re-nmptioniet
were partly responsible
for the hard times, and they have stop
ped "croaking" that resmnptionists
unopposed, may test their scheme.
It is now upon trial,. and if it fails to
bring the long piomised prosperity,
the people will turn from it in dis
gust without the arguments or efforts
of auti resumptionists. They will soon
determine its value without the aid
of rhetoric. The purse is a sure
measure of the prosperity of the times.
To it the question is referred for arbi
trament,, and if prosperity fail to
come, the silence of the friends" of
true money will leave no cause to re
sumptionists to which to attribute
their want of success. When tlie
public begins to perceive the hollow
ness of resumption, and public opin
ion begins to veer around again in
favor of the greenback idea, the poli
tician of the greenback persuasion
will be as loud as ever in its advocacy.
The tattle is not ended. It has but
cleverly begun. The politicians of
both schools will chauge their opin
ions many times yet before a system
of honest money is established.
I append below a true exposition
of the beauties and consistencies of
the resumption act by M. U. Spald
ing, 300 West Washington St. Chi
cago. The bullionists will please
read it very carefully and prayerfully
that they may be enabled the more
clearly to see the real defects and ab
surdities of resumption.
W. A. Wells.
Corvallis, March 14, 1879.
THE RESUMPTION ACT APPROVED
JANUARY 14, 1875 SOME OF ITS
WEAK POINTS AND SELF-CONTRADICTIONS.
I (Sec. 3 of Resumption act at war
That on which resumption is based
and hence the most important part of
the act, is inconsistent with itself and
abounds in contradictions which not
only impair but destroy the force and
meaning of the contemplated act of
(Is Sec. 5,177 U. S. Statutes re
The first clause of See. 3 is merely
au amendment, and hardly that, to
Sec. 5,177 which it proposes to repeal.
(The so-called Free Banking clause,
like the so-called Resumption, a pop
It sets out by declaring: that "each
existing and each new Banking As
sociation may increase its circulating
notes without respect to said aggre
gate limit, to-wit: the $354,000,000
defined by Sec. 5,177 and then with
glaring inconsistency, goes on delib
erately to limit the limit which it has
just declared repealed and removed
by stipulating that legal tender
notes-shall be retired as fast as circu
lating notes are issued, and that the
latter sball cease to increase when
the former shall have been reduced to
All of which means, if it means
anything, not that banking should
beeome free, as was stonily maintain
ed by Senator Sherman when he in
trodiiced the bill (Dec. 22, 1874,) and
later on by Secretary Sherman in his
(1878) annual report, but that the
National banks might issue their notes
for the difference only between $300,
000,000 and the amount of legal ten
(Free banking less free under the
Resumption act than under Sec. 5,177,
Thus, Dec. 1, 1878 there were
1829,000,000 in bank notes and $3 46,-
000.000 in legal tenders out, upon
which basis the banks' could only add
$46,000,000 to their circulation. It
that be free banking, without respect
to said aggregate limit, the $354,
000,000 of Sec. 5,177 then words
have lost their meaning. So, Sec.
5.177 is not wholly repealed but cu
riously modified ; a sort of limited
substitute which restricts banking
whiledeclaringitfree and unrestricted.
(Free hanking made less free by
the Act of May 31, 1878.)
"The act approved May 31, 1878,
forbids the retirement of United
States notes after that dale, leaving
tin; amount in circulation $346,681,
016." (See Secretary Sherman's An
nual Report.) That is an amendment,
if not a repeal of the so called free
banking clause of the alleged Re
sumption act. The $300,000,000 limit
is "raised" to $346,681,016.
Sec. 3,582 says: "Authority to the
Secretary of the Treasury jto make
any reduction of the currency by re
tiring or cancelling United States
notes is hereby repealed. Is not re
duction of United States notes, as
provided by the ' free banking"
clause Of the Resumption act, a can
cellation? Can the United States
notes be reissued without recalling
from circulation the same amount of
National hank notes?-
(Possible effects of other acts and
regulations upon the Resumption act
and legal tender circulation.)
The Resumption act requires the
Secretary of the Treasury to redeem
United Stales legal lend era outstand
ing, Jan. 1, 1879, stipulating that the
amount shall not fall below $300,000,
000. The act of May 31, 1878, re
peals or amends the Resumption act
limit by declaring that United Stales
notes to the amount of 346,681,016
shall be left in circulation. How can
the legal tenders be redeemed and
kept in circulation at the same lime!
The debt statement for Dec. 1878,
shows $346,743,071 in United States
legal tenders outstanding, according
to which only $62,055 could at that
date be lawfully withdrawn from cir
culation. (Act of May 31, 1878.)
resumption clause of sec. 3.
" And on and after the first day of
January, A. D., 1879, the Secretary
of the Treasury shall redeem in coin,
the United States legal tender notes
then outstanding, on their presenta
tion for redemption at the office of
the Assistant Treasurer of the United
States, in the city of New York, in
sums of not less than fifty dollars."
Laws must be uniform and impar
tial in their operation, and not so
framed as to work unnecessary hard
shin and inconvenience to the people.
(Examples of local and special leg
islation supplied by the Resumption
The designation, in the Resump
tion act, of but one redemption
agency, and the $50 restriction clause
are marked instances of partial, if not
unconstitutional legislation. Had not
the manifest intent of the trainers of
the bill been to legislate specially for
the interest and convenience of banks
and large moneyed corporations in
the East, all the Government agencies
would have been employe in the
work of redemption. First, the United
States Treasury at Washington, then
the ten or more Sub-Treasuries, the
119 National Bank depositories, ami
those appointed to receive loan snb
script ions would have been designated
and paid for, doing the business as a
matter of public- accommodation.
The Government is the debtor in
default on its notes for a' out fifteen
years, and should not compel its
creditor, the individual holder of its
paper, to pay the cost of collection.
Even the citizens of Washington
capital ot the nation are put to the
trouble and expense of sending their
United States notes past the main
Treasury off to the sub-Treasury in
New York, to comply with a law
made in the interest of a powerful
bank clique located there. The in
justice of such a one sided arrange
mcnt hi forcibly illustrated by Secre
tary Sherman in his argument in
favor of uniform customs regulation.
"For, if the United States notes are
redeemed in New York they should
also be redeemed in Chicago; other
wise an unconstitutional preference
would be given to one port over
other ports. Loss and inconvenience
to the people attend thetransportalion
of United States notes to New York
and of coin back to Chicago. That
is not actual i.ar resnmotion. but
resumption at a discount, in favor of
banks and express companies;
(Senator Sherman in antagonism
to Secretary Sherman.)"
The Act says the Secretary shall
redeem in coin, leaving him the
Government debtor (as prompted
by the banks) the option to use gold
or silver, forgetting his bold assevera
tion, Dec. 22, 1874, when unduly
anxious that the bill might pass, that
it was left optional with the note
holder or (jrovcrnment creditor to
take gold or silver. Bondholders
must be paid in gold, say the banks,
but the note holder or Government
creditor must take what he can get
and be thankful that he gets anything
IN SUMS NOT LESS THAN FIFTY
Here is a plain case of discrimina
tion in favor of the rich against the
It is-an odious property qualifica
tion which virtually disfranchises
millions of American citizens from
the enjoyment of the rights and
privik-gesof resumption, which should
be open to each and every one alike
who holds a United States legal
tender note, no matter what the
denomination, and be the sum or
amount large or small, the holder of
a $1 or a $5 note or any amount less
than $50 is cnt off from the operation
of resumption. Free redemption is
not for'him. He belongs to a class
denominated poor by an act of the
The poor man finds himself dis
criminated against by the very Gov
ernment whose credit, in previous
times, he helped to sustain. He
cannot afford to send his $1, or $10
greenback to New York or to go
there himself, and if be did go or
send, it would be no use. He would
not be recognized anywhere, whether
in New York or Washington. The
" bearer" of a few dollars must give
way to the " bearer" of many. The
one dollar creditor of the Govern
ment has no standing whatever at
Washington. No one with any less
than $50 can obtain an audience with
the august debtor at Washington or
his " sub" in New York. It is an act
for partial resumption, and like all
partial legislative acts, defeats itself
and harms the people. It should be
labelled the New York method to
enable a few speculators to drain the
Treasury of its gold and sell it, as
they are sure to do, at a premium.
The act was not made for and never
can reach, except indirectly, the
masses who hold Government prom
ises of the denominations of one,
two, five, ten and twenties.
(How the Government despises its
These minor promises to pay or
redeem are utterly ignored and repu
diated by this contradictory and
self stultifying act which sophisti
cally declares: " Yes, I will redeem
all my legal lender obligations but,
mark you, only those amounting to
$50 and upwards!''
(Come unto me all ye that happen
to be rich !)
" Those little insignificant claims
my $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 notes held
mostly, as I am informed, by poor
people, will have to go by the board
unless they happen to be present
ed by a rich man or one of my
'Associated Banks.' I haven't time
to attend to small creditors and
don't want to be bothered with
their presence. This act was made
for the silk stockings." Though
a -million men should present them
selves at the New York Sub-Treasury
on January 1, 1879, each with a $5
United States note for redemption,
not One of these million creditors of
the Government would have any
standing or consideration under this
partial, preferential Resumption act.
(A building without a good found
Partial resumption is defective, im
perfect resumption, and will surely
fail because it does not start at the
currency base the financial unit.
P'or a resumption or redemption that
does not apply to $1, cannot with
justice apply to $100 or $1,000. Re
sumption which takes care of the
pence will take care of the pounds.
Resumption which ignores the unit,
will ignore the sum. Resumption
that comes not to the poor will ulti
mately forsake the rich.
Resumption, in short, will fail be
cause it despised the foundation and
neglected to build upon the unit of
value, the $1 note. J he builders re
jected the $1 greenback, which should
have been the head of the corner.
(A qualm of conscience comes over
the Secretary of the Treasury which
did not afitict the quondam Senator.)
"It would seem to be more just and
expedient," says the "expedient''
Secretary of the Treasury, "not to
force any form of money upon a pub
lic creditor, but to give him the op
lion of the kind and denomination"
that is, allow him the privilege of
taking gold or silver, or presenting
what he has, whether a $1, $5 or $50
United States note for redemption,
and not cornirel htm to present $50,
or be worth $50, before he can come
within the purview and privilege of
Yet Secretary Sherman was the
very individual who fathered the bill'
which makes Mich odious distinctions
between the rich man and the poor
man. Almost a capital offense in
(Protest at Washington.)
Were the entire population of the
United States to assemble on Jan.
1, 1879, at Washington, D. C, and
present, an tl ey would have a right
to do, muter a uniform and valid Re
sumption act their United Stales
notes of any denomination and
amount, for redemption, they would
be repulsed and told to go or send to
(Protest at New York.)
Were half or two-thirds of the pop
nlation to present themselves at the
Sub Treasury in New York, they
would be repulsed there also, because
they happened to be poor, and in pos
session of one or more dollars less
than the statutory limits $50.
(The poverty line or qualification
introduced into the financial com
monwealth.) Th man with but $49 would have
no belter show than the man with
a$5or$l United States note. All
of those poor fellows would be with
in the poverty line. As in politics
the color-line prevails, so in resump
tion $50 marks the poverty line, the
border land of resumption. The law
was not made to accommodate the
small creditors, bnt for the conven
ience and profit of the large credi
tor and his allies, the "associated
banks," with which the Secretary
frankly says that he has made "satis
factory arrangement," and which ex
pect to reap a rich harvest lrom the
monopoly of Government transac
tions. (Silver accorded more rights than
Another slight discrimination is
shown bv comparing Sees. I and 3 of
the Resumption act. Sec. 1 permits
redemption of fractional currency in
any amount and at any Sub-Treasury,
while Sec. 3 restricts the payment
or redemption of other Government
promises to one Sub-Treasury and to
sums of $60 and upwards. Uniform
ity wanting in the same law. All
laws which place restrictions upon
the tree circulation and redemption of
United States money are unwise, if
The law authorizes the Secretary
to sell certain bonds and to use the
surplus revenues in the Treasury not
WHAT IS "SURPLUS REVENUE ?"
Are not all the revenues in the
Treasury already appiopriated and
subject to draft for current expenses?
The "surplus revenue" for year end
ing June 30, 1878, was le&s;than $21,
000,000 that for 1879 estimated at
$24,000,000, and so on. Considering
the "permanent annual appropria
tions," special and sinking funds (Sec.
3,687) it is a question whether there
be much in the United States Treas
ury not "otherwise appropriated."
HOW SECRETARY SHERMAN'S HANDS
ARE HOPELESSLY TIED !
1. If the Secretary redeems any
sum less than $50 he violates the laic.
2. If he does not redeem in coin
any and every genuine legal-tender
note presented, regardless ol the de
nomination, be it less or more than
$50, he gives the lie to resunijition,
which ;rom that moment becomes a
farce and a failure. Adhere to the
law he must, and adhering he reduces
it to an absurdity and defeats its very
purpose and intent.
HOW TO SHOW ITS INHERENT ABSURD
ITY PREPARATORY TO ITS AMEND
MENT AND REPEAL.
Present on Jan. 1, 1879, at the
United Stnlns in Wasliimrion and at.
each of the ten or more United States
Sub-Treasuries, the sum of $49 in
United States notes. Also one each
ol the following denominations, $1.
$2. $5, $10, $20, one note at a time.
Ask tnat this be redeemed in gold
and this in silver and so on. Should
the demand be refused, as it must and
would be, have a Notary at hand to
duly protest each note, as provided
when a national bank refuses to re
deem its notes. Telegraph these pro
tests as fast as they occur, to the
United Slates Treasury at Washing
ton, and to both Houses of Congress.
(Fiilsus in unofalsus in omnibus.)
By arrangement fifty or more per
sons might station themselves in the
line at each Paying Tellers window in
the office of Assistant United States
Treasurer, New York, with instruc
tions to stay there until their right to
redemption had been refused. Pro
vide each man with three United
States notes, $1, $2, $5, for presenta
tion and redemption in gold $1, in
silver, $2 and $5 in silver success
ively. Upon refusal to redeem, lei
the note holder step aside and sub
mit the dishonored notes for protest
to a Notary, and let proper record
and notification be made. Drafts for
amounts less than $50 might be sent
with accompanying legal tenders, to
or through the New York associated
banks for collection, and on refusal to
redeem, protested as aoove.
These methods would show the
people and Congress by a process of
reductio ad absurdam some of the
gross defects of the Kesurnption act
and lead to its speedy amendment or
repeal. M. C. Spaulding.
300 West Washington St., Chicago.
A Strange Story of Crime.
The following strange story comes from
Rangoon : "A certain native of good stand
ing, but unfortunately at present somewhat
harassed, has been arrested under the fol
lowing circumstances. It appears that he
undertook to insure the life of a certain
gentleman of our town for the sum of
8,000, and paid the year's premium in ad
vance! This centleman seems to have had
the privilege of indenting on the native for
certain sums ol money as he required them.
The native is accused of bribing four other
natives to poison the gentleman, one of
whom revealed the secret to him, when he
at once gave information to the police. The
three men have made themselves scarce. A
similar case occurred in Southern India
about four or five years ago ; the nativee in
this instance endeavored to destroy the in
surer's1 life by means of a cobra, which was
hid in his portmanteau. It was proved
against him, and the sentence passed was
very severe. .ng:tsn Paper.
CtTBED OF THE LOVE FOR DRINK. The
Oetroit Free Press gives an account of a man
in that city who has been a great drinker for
twenty years, and who says that for the past
twelve months he has drank not less than a
quart of pure alcohol per day. Five years
ago he was worth $25,000 ; the other day he
pawned his wife's cloak to get liquor. He
says he has tried to cure his craving for
stimulants with chloral, nervine, opium
everything but without success, until
about ten days ago he commenced taking
large quantities ot the new remedy, cincho
na rubra. He now has no desire for drink,
and, though he has not yet had time to tell
whether the cure will be permanent, he con
siders himself a free man.
A Few Hints on Furnishing Our
One of the chief things to be cared
for in arranging a room is coloring,
and in this there should be variety ;
dull monotony showing either a want
of imagination or taste, therefore one
color had best be chosen which may
give the tone to the general harmony
of effect. A germaji writer says that
particular colors excite in us particu
lar tasles of feeling, the simplicity of
plain colors, tor instance, giving us
that feeling of repose in rooms which
is so enjoyable, still there are lew
who have sufficient taste to blend
together different colors in such a
manner that eye and mind will repose
upon contrasts in which each opposite
will serve gently to display its own
and its neighbor's beauty. We are
all susceptible to the influences which
Barron nd us, and while this fact re
mains neither the color of a carpet or
fall of a curtain is without its own
'The general tone of a parlor should
in the Winter season be warm tilling
the eye with color but in Summer
should be shady and rustful. Rooms
reflect more or less the habits and
tastes of the owners, the creation of
beauty in our houses depending upon
external realities rather than upon
external means; there are parlors and
parlors ; any one with a long purse
can fill their rooms with handsome
furniture, but not every one can with
a little money make, by a clever ar
rangement of common things, an at
tractive apartment Nothing destroys
so much the l"oks of a room as suits
of furniture and stiff, ar.gular arrange
ments; ottomans scattered around,
an odd chair here and there, wMl
dispel this and give a look of ease
to the whole room. Home made ot
tomans can be easily made by taking
any available boxes and fastening
smooth, round drawer knobs upon
them at each corner, make a deep
cushion the size of the top, and with
pieces of zephyr twisted around the
finger and a long mattress needle
make the tufted appearance seen in
upholsters' work, by buttoning
through in regular divisions. With
a few crochets and kinks a room may
be made to produce a- pretty effect.
Magnificence and richness is produce
ed, without doubt, by money, but
beauty and an artistic air is not a
question of cash.
Dr. Johnson once silenced a noto
rious female backbiter, who was con
demning some of her friends for and July.
Catholic Church : Services on the 1st and last Sab
bath of each month. Mass commences at 10:30 a. m
Rev. Van Lin, Pastor.
M, E. Church South : Preaching morning andeven-
mfir. on the 1st. 3ru and 4th Sabbath ol each moi th
at 11 and 7:30 respectively. Sabbath School at 9:30
every Sabbath. Joseph Esieky, Pastor.
Evangelical Church : Services at 7 p. M.. on the
1st and 3rd Sabbaths and at 11 A. M. and 7 p. M., on
the 4th Sabbath of each month Sabbath School at
3:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening of each
week( at 7 r. M. W. C Iyaxtxkr, Pastor.
Presbyterian Church: There will be preaching
morning and evening at 11 and 7 o'clock, respect
ively. Sabbath School immediately after the morn
ing service. H. P. Dlx.nixo, Pastor
It. E. Church : Services the 2nd and 4th Sabbath
of each nioi.th. at 11 A. M. and 7 P. M. Prayer
meeting. 1 hursuav evening at 7. Services at the
Grange Hal, four miles west of Corvallisi the 1st and
3rd Sabbaths of each month, at 11 A. M.
G. W. Bennett, Pastor.
Episcopal Church : The servics for the month of
Oct. will be as follows: Oct. 6th and 20th at 7:30 p
M., Oct, 13th and 27th at 11 a. M., with Holy Com
Sunday School every Sunday, between the hours
Of 3 and 4 P. M. KEY'. L. STEVENS.
CORVALLIS LODGE No. 14, F. & A. M.
holds stated Communications on Wednesday
on or preceding each full moon. Brethren
in good standing ar.3 cordially invited to attend.
By order of W. M
BARNUM LODGE No. 7, 1. O
O. F. , meets on Tuesday even
ing of each week, in their
Hall, in Fisher's Brick, second
storv. Members of the Order
in good standing, are invited to attend. By order
of 13:ltf) N. G
Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Persons desiring to obtain Lots, can obtain all the
necessary uuorination, by applying to
F, HoLOAtE, Com
painting their cheeks, by the remark
that it is a far less harmful thing for a
lady to redden her own complexion
than to blacken her neighbor's.
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