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The ASTORIAN has the largest LOCAL
rculatlom tiiahntt RFNFRAl rlmila.
tlon, and the largest TOTAL circulation of fc
all papers published Id Astoria. h
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ASTORIA, OREGON FKIDAY MORNING OCTOBER 4, 1895.
Oi 8illiifeif if till
Iron & Steel,
Flour & Mill Feed,
Paints, Oils, -Varnishes,
Fairbank's Scales, ;
Doors & Windows,
Wagons & Vehicles'.
473 Commercial street, is the plaoe
where the businessman and the laboring
man go for what is called "BKST ON
THE COAST," or a nice cool drink of
the celebrated Qambrinus beer. Sand
wiches of every kind made to order, and
an elegant free lunch Berved every day.
Hot Boston Baked Beans served every
other afternoon. Y ou are welcome.
Grosbauer & Brach.
ASTORIA - .
P ATT f? ESS
378 Commercial Street
Manufacturers of every doBCription of
t,oungee, Mattresses, etc.
REPAIRING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Snap A Kodak
tit any man coming out ot
our Mors mid you'll get a
portrait ot a man brimming
over with pleasant thoughts.
Such quality in the liquor
we nave to offer are euough to
PLEASE ANY MAN..
Corne and Try Them.
hughes & CO.
B. F. ALLKN,
Wall Paper, Artists' Materia1!, Paints,
Oils, Glass, etc. Japanese Mattl' gs,
Rugs and Bamboo Goods,
365 Commercial Street.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
Owomly St., toot of Jackson, Astoria.
General Machinists and Boiler Makers
Land and Marine Engines, Boiler work, Steam
boat and Cannery Work a Specialty.
Castings of All Descriptions Made to Order on
John Fox. President and Superintendent
A. L. Fox Vice President
O. B. Prael Secretary
They Lack Life.
There are twines sold to fishermen
on the Columbia river that stand In
the same relationship to Marshall's
Twine as a wooden Image does to the
human being they lack strength life
evenness and lasting qualities. Don't
fool yourself into the belief that other
twines besides Marshall's will do "just
at well." They won't. They cannot.
THE flSTORIfl SAVINGS BflHK
Acts as trustee for corporations and in
dividual. Transact a general banking business.
Interest paid on time deposits.
J. Q. A. BOV;lBY President
BBNJ. YOUNG Vice President
FRANK PATTON Cashier
J. Q. A. Bowlby. C. H. Page, Benj
Young, A. 8. Reed, E. P. Thompson
W. E. Dement. Gust Holmes.
Kopp's Beer Hall.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Clga-s.
KENTUCKY W H I S K B Y
, Only handed over tha bar, The largest giass
of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half, sc.
Free L ich.
Chas. Wirkkala, Proprietor.
" Cor. Conromly and Lafayette St.
4t w KEATING & CO will open their
www Music Hall at S.' Astor street,
Saturday the I6th. They will
ww keep numberless goo 1 liquors
and cigar besides having good music all the
A complete stock of lumber on hand
In the rough or dressed. Flooring, rus
tic, ceiling, and all kinds of finish;
mouldings and shingles; also bracket
work done to order. Terms reasonable
and prices at bedrock. All orders
promptly tttended to. Office and yard
at mill. H. T L. LOGAN, Prop'r.
The healing properties of DeWltt's
Witch Hazel Salve are well known. It
cures eczema, skin affections, and is sim
ply a perfect rameJy tor j.iles. Ciiaa.
OtvPrice's Cream Baking Powder
The Two Requisites.
defend it ogainst
schemes in the
Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats
Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises
Umbrellas, Mackintoshes, Blankets
and save money.
I. L. OSGOOD,
The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
- 506 and 508 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA, OR.
fit Greatly Reduced Prices,
A FULL LINE OF
Oregon Books Slates
Everything fleeesswy for School Use.
Griffin & Reed.
In a desirable location, 2 blocks from High School.
CIUICE LOTS IN HILLS FIRST ADDITION.
On the new Pipe Line Boulevard J list the place for a cheap home.
A Block IN ALDERBROOK.
STREET CAR LINE will be ei tended this summer to within 5 minutes
walk of this property Will pell at decided bargain.
ACRE AG L. , .
In 5 or 10 aore tracts inside the city limit", hIb adjoining Plavel.
GEORGE HILL.---471 BondSt., Occident Block,
HILL'S REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
Draws the crowd because our customers can got any and
every kind of merchandise that we carry in stock at their
own pticf. We are not selling odda and ends, but new and
clean goods Jhe best in the market is put up and sold un
der the hanimpr.
THIS SALE WILL CONTINUE
Until the required amount is raised to
take advantage ot the present opportunity
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, SHOES,
.... HATS, BLANKETS, UMBRELLAS, etc.,
AT OUR AUCTION -f
Sales, afternoons at a p. m. Evenings, 730 p. m. Wednesday and
Friday afternoons reserved for ladles, and every other time for every
OREGON TRADING CO.
6oo Commercial Street.
ROSS HIGGINS k CC.
Grocers, : and : Butchers
' Astoria sad Upper Astoria
Ina Teas and Coffees. Table Delkactt. DtBsaHc
and Tropical FraHs, Vegetables, Sugar
Cured Hams, Bacon, Etc.
Choice - Fresh - and Salt Meats.
. EVKltT OKB NEEDS A BTTBTNEU B EDUCATION. Many roans; men a4
women can spend but one or two years at school why aot take mim ess
fee completed In that tlmsT th eollwrs includes short ENGLISH COCKHS bt
sides s BUSINESS and SHORTHAND COURSE. Tor eatatosroes address.
CM YAMHILL ST. - - EOLKES BUSINESS C0LLEGB, - rmUOOC
Truth With Enterprise
Cannot only build up a business, but can
all comers and all kinds of
sale of Men's Or Boys
shall meet any prices for
in my lines for same
See my prices before buying elsewhere
meet our present liabilities . Therefore,
and purchase your
hSToip public mw
READING BOOH FBIB TO ALU
Open every day from 3 o'clock to 5 :30
and 6:80 to 930 p. m.
Subscription rates $3 per ton am.
Soatawest cor. Elsvsatb sad Dsass ft.
In a Short Journey Abroad if
. One has an Object.
MR. SPITTLE'S TRIP TO EUROPE
Many Interesting: Hatters of Educa
tion, Art and Music Studied
Strang; Experience at Sea.
Yesterday, In speaking ot bla recant
trip to Engjand, Air. Frank Spittle re
counted a number Of Interesting facta
wnicto came under his observation. At
the request ot an Astorlan representative
he grave the following synopsis of his
"We laft Astoria, Juns 8th and went to
'Banff, B. C, on the Canadian Pacific
Railway, where we spent a nu nber of
days at the celebrated hot springs. This
Is one of the most beautiful spots In
America. On- the way east stops were
made at the various Canadian cities, Ot
tawa, Montreal, and Quebec. On the 24th
ot June we sailed rom Montreal on the
Allen line steamer Parisian, with the
largest passenger lis't of any steaner
that ever left that port. Liverpool was
reached July Sd and on the 4th we were
at home In Dudley. One of the features ot
the Anv Mrnm tha ahnenpA nf lha V Bill
festive fire cracker. Exactly two months
were spent un oia jungiana.
"An effort was made to make this an
educational trip so far as pontiles, ana
we confined . our visits to educational,
manufacturing;, musical and art circles.
"In the .manufacturlngf line wo visited
'the Royal Worcester Porcelain Works,
the celebrated Oou'.ton Potte.'y Works,
the cotton and . wool m mills ot the
North, the Royal Gun 'Jac'.ory, at
Small Jlea'th, Birmingham, Tansy's en
gine and machinery wonts, at Birming
ham, where there Is one workshop 800
feet long, 200 feet wide and 75 feet high,
built entirely of Pass and steel and which
Is as light at all times as a greenhouse.
These works possess n ole:tri2 crane
which Is capable of carrying 60 tons iat
the rate of five miles anhour. We also
visited Elklngton's Works, In Birming
ham, which are the most celebrated In
inofianH lAn 13. mlannAr rtf beaten artistic
metal work. Here were seen shields
whcfhi had taken years to manufacture,
and which were value4 at from $5,000 to
26,00O each. England Is of course noted
for her manufacturing, and one might
spend years 4n studying them and write
volumes about them and then not know
ail that Is produced there.
"A large number of schools were vteft-Tun-Hxiiinriv
those of the new system
of'techWlcal education and manual traln
a, nf ,ha nhnn1a In the larire cen
ters Wave attached to them workshops
where carpentry, meiai worn, muueuns
In paper, cardboard and clay, moulding
and Other mechanical arts are taught the
boys. We found that Oregon pine and
spruce In these schools ore onsmereu
. v. a inru hear wr t Lriiy woodfT but it Is SO
expensive that not much of it can be
used. We promised to send the school
beard of Huntersneid, In the North of
cnrfont a niactlon of Orefron woods
s samples to be tested in their school,
and the results win no ooudi d inirsc
Ing to many on both sides of the Atlan
.1. Tt.. iru nan hivA their deDart-
ments In these schools, which are free
schools, where they are taugnt raanury-
lng, cooking, sewing, anuung, uwnei
ivinir tc. Thae branches or techni
cal training Wave been reduced to a sci
ence and the results seem to be most
satisfactory. These free schools do not
pay so much attention to philosophy, the
sciences and the languages as our Amer
ican schools, but tne ungusn toromra
school alms more to give Its pupils a
k.,.in nd rtrvmwrtlo education. The
higher branches can be learned at free
government night schools. .
ur u-riveri in Enarland too late to
hear the grand opera, as the season was
Just over, but were ricniy enwiaum
at ,th various cathedrals and churches,
imnni nther. we heard the choirs at
6t. Pau'.'s. Westminster Abbey, the Ca
thedrals of Mtchfleia, Worcester, Exeter,
and Manchester. Everywhere were (Amer
icans studying tne arcnueciuro
music. It Is wen known that English
church music Is of a high order, and Eng-
tand Is probably destined to roe tne most
"musical country of the worfd. Music Is
a part of the ordinary day school routine,
and no teacher can secure employment in
the public schoo3s without "having a mu
sical certificate. Both forms of music
notation are taught, the old form and the
new tonlc-sol-fa system. One cannot go
i..to a railway train during the excursion
season without hearing good music, and
It Is almost Impossible In any ordinary
crowd not to be able to pick out a doxen
men from among whom a respectable
quartet can be chosen. During the elec
tions, while waiting for the returns, In
stead of the old crowds of rowdies one
now sees men who go In clubs and sing
campaign or other music. The children
sing on their -way from school and even
the peddlers announce their wares in
musical strains pleasant to hear.
"We visited a of the notable art gal
leries In London and many in the pro
vinces. Including tho Jfatlonai Gallery,
the Royal Academy, South Kensington
Museum, and the Royal School of Art
Needlework. It Is Impossible (Of course
to detail tb noted works iof art which It
would take a life time to study; sufllcs It
to say that ws enjoyed every minute
spent In the galleries and '.earned muerh
of Interest which we will try to remem
ter by the aid of the Innumerable guide
books, catalogues and photos brought
back by us.
flt. 'Paul's Cathedral, as Is well known,
is under the hands of the celebrated. ar
tist W. B. Richmond, A. R. A., who Is
superintending ths redecorating of the
entire edifice. The work was commenc
ed on ths doms Is 1863, and that portion
finished In 182. The other cetllnga were
commenced In 1881, and seven-eighths of
the work yet remains to.be done. A'.l
told there will be 25,000 square feet of
mosale work and ISO different tints ot
glass wiU bs used In this beautiful work.
It Is estimated that h" they bavs funds
sufficient ths work anight bs ccnpited
In fourteen years from ths present time.
"Ws Tlsfted ths new tower torlde; of
London which ls most wonderful
"Ons of ths most interesting events of
our visit was the general H-etlons anl
ths entire Changs of administration In
England. From the dissoCutlon of the old
parrlament antn the elections were com
tlsTM kad a SSW ssiwsssesrt wss ready
for business was less than tl month. ,Tou
know there Is now little opportunity for
wire pulling and no such, thing as brib
ery Jn English pontics. That country
now seems to have entire confidence In
the new government, and while they are
curious as to the outcome of the next
election here, yet they ate confident that
whatever happens in the United States
their own government will be alble to
put matters on a solid basis.
"Shortly before leaving tor home we
were given' a' treat seldom enjoyed by
anyone. The Grenadier Uuards and Cold
stream Guards bands played in unison.
These arte the two crack bands of Eng
land, and you can Imaglio no don't be
lieve you can Imagine the wonderful ef
fect. "At Glasgow the great shipyards are
very busy on many large steel ships un
der construction, and the din made by the
workmen Is deafening. '
"We sailed for home from Glasgow
September 6th on the Anchor Line
steamer Furnessla, reaching New York,
the 16th. On Sunday, the Sth, late in
the evening, a'fter having passed through
some stormy weather, and every one tar
ing gained their seallegs, a strange event
happened .us. On a comparatively calm
sea, without warning, the ship suddenly
lifted up and tensed about like a cork
on the waters. Not a breithl tf wind
was Stirring at the time, and the captain
eald that the vessel pitched at an angle
of 46 degrees and that another 6 degrees
would have sent her to the bottom. In
kss than IS minutes out ot 1200 passen
gers over 1000 were seasick, and one girl
died a day or two afterwards from the
effects of the shock. When we landed
In New York we were told that quite a
severe earthquake had been feft along
the eastorn coast very eai-ly In the morn
ing of the day on which our strange ex
nerience happened late in the evening.
The captain ot the steamer stated that
in an . of his .seafaring experience this
was entirely a new phenomenon to him.
Before returning to Astoria Mr. Spit
tle spent a wejk In Connecticut at the
home of the f.ithor of the Rev. Wm,
Seymour Short, where he was royally en
"Altogether." Mr. 8plttl said, "Ihls
has been -the most enjoyable vacatlrn I
have ever known, and I would like to
take another similar ona in about three
May Combine With Russia to
Control the Far East.
A POSSIBLE SOLUTION OFFERED
Japan and China May Maintain Their
Independence by Joiniug; Forces
Their Only Chance.
In commenting upon the European-
Asiatic situation an Eastern paper offers
the following possible solution:
The possibility that Great Britain and
Russia may unite for .further spoliation
of the Far East has not been unnoted In
the past. Recently It has seemed, with
their conflicting interests In Asia Minor,
to bs all but Impossible. But a late ar
ticle in the London Spectator, a Journiu
which Is probably as closely Informed
wfth regard to the pdlley of Salisbury
m any In England, seems to indicate
that such an alliance may 'be sought by
England, and that it will be auftlclenily
tempting to induce Russia to abandm a
part of her long cherished and patiently
prosecuted plans, for the sake of carry
ing out the remainder unmolested. The
Franco-Russian alliance has widened the
breach and the determination of Russia
to secure Mediterranean and Pacific ports
has caused England to watch her with
anxious eyes. All this. It seems may yet
be reversed and an entirety new face
put upon affairs in the East.
What this would mean to the nations
moat concerned, as Intimated by the Spec
tator article, would be, that England
would abandon her efforts to keep .Rus
sia from obtaining a foothold on the
Mediterranean, and the North Pacific,
with the understanding that Russia, on
the other hand, should let India alone
and drop the alliance with France, at
least so far as the 'African policy Is con
cerned. The Spectator expressly Btates
that it would ibe desirable for Lord Balis-
bury to arrive at an understanding with
Russia by which the latter would be
permitted to absorb as much of Northern
and Eastern China as suits' her, pro
vided the Interests of English commerce
are not injured thereby. AH this points
to a mutual spoliation of-China, by Eng
land and Russia, on the same plan as
that which they havo hitherto adopted
In Western Asia, There Is no attempt
to disguise the purport of the plan, and
It Is sufficiently plausible, among Euro
pean powers, to be suggested with bold
ness and safety. The nations of Europe
have by no means outgrown, as yet, the
primitive idea that might makes right.
England Is considerably more advanced
than Russia In many respects, .but In
this they are exactly on a line.
So far as China is concerned, the result
of such an arrangement would at least be
an Improvement on the present condition.
She would be governed by a nrnv T.ana,
whether the Russian or the Briton held
the reins, and in the course of genera
tions she might evolve something like
decency and order although, there ths
situation would not be conducive to mor
al Vigor or the growth of patriotism.
Chin does not appeal to the Western
imagination and H is comparatively easy
to regard her possible division with phil
osophy. Such a fate, In short, would be
precisely what she deserves. But with
Japan, whose future would be threatened
by anything so vitally Effecting China,
it Is quite another thing, japan Aas earn-
en and has enjoyed the respect and admi
ration of all civilized people and to see
her prospect for sturdy growth and In
dependence in danger, would be, spe
cially to Americans, a matter of keen re
gret There Is just one hops for Japan,
In case the allegiance suggested sho rid
take place, and that is to Join hands
with China for ths purpose or mutual
defense. China has numbers. - Japan
could furnish brains and executive power
and might possibly e able, if not to
preserve ber own and China's independ
ence, at least to affect the final result
favorably to them both. It would ta
worth trying, and ft might almost be
siid that In ft Jles ths only chancs for
t preservation of ths Independence of
the ws nations.
What lie Thinks of National
and State Politics.
THE SILVER CRAZE OVER
Protection to be the Issue of the
Next Presidential Campaign and
Oregon Safely Republican.
A representative of ths Astorlan, while
in Portland recently requested an Inter
view with ex-Senator Dolph on certain
questions of (National and State Import.
Mr. Doilph at once accorded the interview,
and said that ha was glad that so much
Interest was being taken in these na
tional questions In the extreme western
portion of the state.
"Are you of the opinion, Mr. Dolph,"
said the Astorlan representative, "that
Mr, Harrison's withdrawal from any
thought of thq presidential! campaign is
absolute, or that fails views on that mat
ter are as pronounced as stated?"
Mr. Dolph replied: "I have not regard
ed Mr. (Harrison as a candidate for the
presidency, and I do not believe that the
recent utterances credited to him, it
mad), change his position in that regard.
I don t think he has been Beeklng or will
teek the nomination, but if the Republi
can National Convention when It meets,
believes that the best interests ot the Re
publican party would be best promoted
by his nomination and should nominate
him, he is too good a Republican and
too patriotic al citizen to decline. He does
not need to seek additional honors. It
is not saying too much for him to utate
that none of his predecessors in the ollice
of president exhibited greater ability, pa
triotism or zeal for the honor and glory
of the United States than he, or did
more to promote national and individual
prosperity. His administration wKt com
pare favorably with any proceeding au
ministration and will be better appro'
elated toy the American people as years
go by. The Republican party could go
farther and do much worse than to re
nominate .Preslden Harrison. The man
ner In which he has conducted hlmeelf
since he left the presidential chair has
been admirable, and I think he Is a
stronger and a mucin more popular man
today with the people of the United
State than when he retired irom omce,
The dispatches report that lie favors Rob.
ert Lincoln for the presidency. It seems
probatte. however, that McKlnlcy or
Reed or Allison will be nominated, and
each of these is an able man, but Mr,
Lincoln is by no means an unlikely can
didate. As evidenced by his administra
tion of the war department under Pres-
Ident Arthur and the manner In which
he filled the office of minister to the
Court of St. James, he Is an able, capa
ble and accomplished man. His conduct
of the war department merited and re
ceived the praise of the officers of the
army as well as official in civil life, al
most without exception. He would in
my Judgment make a very strong and
' "Looking over the situation of various
states," Mr.- Dolph was then asked, "are
you of the opinion that the free sliver
craze Is dying outt Can you ten us
something of this matter with reference
to the middle and extreme Western states
Mr. Dolph replied: "I certainly think
that t.. sentiment in favor of the unlim
ited coinage of silver by . the United
States alone at the ratio of 16 to 1 Is
rapidly declining. The silver question
la becoming better understood toy the
rank and file of the people and the result
Is that there ire large numbers of con
verts to the policy of maintaining the
purchasing and exchangeable value on
all money issued by the United States
whether gold, silver or paper, at an equal
ity. The canvass of Secretary Carlisle
and the speeches made upon this question
by him have had, I think, a great Influ
ence upon the Democratic party. Not
that he has advanced a nil new arguments
or that his speeches were fit a marked
degree better than those ot others, who
advocate sound money, but, being secre
tary of the treasury, and one of the heads
of the administration, what lie said was
widely read and bad A great Influence,
The free silver sentiment Is declining,
I think, even In those states that have
been heretofore pronounced for free coin
age, and that the next 'Republican Na
tional Convention - is sure to declare
against the free coinage ot sliver at the
ratio of 16 to 1, probably adopting the
resolution on that subject passed by the
last national convention. indeed, 1
seems likely now that the Democratic
National Convention will do the sarnie
thing. It Is certain that after the next
national Republican convention no man
cart advocate the free coinage of silver
by the United States alone and stand on
the national' Republican platform.
Should the Democratic party at Its na
tional convention declare for free coin
age the Republican party will probably
lose some votes, but It will gain a many
from the Democratic, party votes o;
those who will not consent to support
an organization which advocates free
coinage. I think the tree sliver craze has
especially declined In Oregon. The ac
tlon ot the convention of Republican
Clubs In Portland last spring was,
think, a great surprise to the advocates
of free coinabe. The great political Issue
In the next presidential campaign, and
particularly in Oregon, will be the tariff
Experience has taught our people that
free wool, free lumber and Teduced duties
rn other Oregon products do not promote
their prosperity, and they In my Judgment
are as strongly In favor of a protective
policy, as maintained by the Republican
party, as they were a year ago last Juno.
Ths silver question wiU be of secondary
Importance. The great mass of Republi
cans wUl be WRtlng to trust the Repub
lican party to deal with financial ques
Highest of all fa Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Govt Report
tions In the future as they have always
dealt with great questions In the past.
If the National Republican Convention
and the Republican convention ot this
state declare, as they will do, strongly
In favor of a protective policy and In fa
vor ot sound currency, the Republicans
will not only elect tha next president
by a surprising majority, but will carry
Oregon over any combination which can
be made against them. We may In the
presidential election lone one or more ot
the sliver states which, .have been hith
erto Republican, but I don't believe it."
"Now, Mr. Dolph, what do you think
will be the outcome of the present Dem
ocratic split In New York? Is Hlli's
power on the rise again, - or decreasing;
are the good government forces suffi
ciently strong among the Democracy to
beat him when his nominees come to the
Dr. Dolph In answer said: "I don't be
lieve there would have been any chance
for the election of ai Democratic ticket
In the state of New York, even with a
harmonious party. I believe the same
causes are still at work which so over
whelmingly defeated Senator Hill for
governor. They were causes which In my
Judgment were not personal to Mr. Hill,
but any man who cou.d have been nom
inated, would have been beaten Just as
badly as be was. I don't therefore, im
agine there Is any possible show for the
success of a Democratic ticket In New
York at the coming election. Senator
Hill has the strongest personal following
of any man In Now York state. The Dem
ocratic organization, the machine, ls.be
thind him, and I don't regard his de
feat for the governorship as Indicating at
alt t-hat he is out ot politics. I con
sider him still the strongest factor in
the Democratic party in Now York, t
have known Mr. Hill since he was a boy.
He is a man of good ability, fertile re
sources, and thoroughly Independent. In
the senate he has not courted popularity,
and the antagonisms he has made there,
while they would have undoubtedly weak
ened most men at home, have apparently
not had that effect on Mr. Hill."
"What do you think of the state ot
polities In Ohio this year as far as re
gards the Democratic split?"
'The trouble which has overtaken the
Democrats In Ohio Is likely to be ex
perienced by the party In other states of
the Unibn, particularly the Northwestern
states, and all) appearances point to the
crtaln defeat of the Democrats, even In
states where there might otherwise be
a chance for their success. This la alto
gether outside of any position the Dem
ocratic National Convention may take
on the silver question..
"Tho Astorlan wants to know what
you, yourself, have to say and what
your own position 1s on the tariff and
"My views on both) these subjects," re
plied Mr. Dolph, "are weM known. 1
am In favor of a protective policy. Jf I
had my vay the peopla of the United
States should not pay one dollar to sup
port foreign laborers for the production
of anything we can make ourselves. 1
believe In protecting our American labor,
American capital. American enterprise,
and American industry; that the duty of
our government Is first to our people
In a word, I am for the interests of
America against those of Europe and
"I took my position on the silver ques
tion years ago after a most careful study
and Investigation. I am firmly convinced
that the free and unlimited coinage ot
silver for the United States alone at the
ratio of 18 to 1 would put us on a silver
basis, wouCd stop the coinage of gold,
would drive all the gold we now hare
out of circulation and would destroy at
once half the money value of all the sil
ver coinage, sKver certificates and paper
money redeemable in sliver in the hands
of the people, and at their loss. I bolleve
that the silver dollar would at once de
preciate and Its money value would toe
no greater than Us bullion value. The
collection' of dobta would be enforced,
great flnanclali stringency would bo cre
ated, bankruptcy and ruin would follow,
and the destruction of every Industry
of the people, which is already far ad
vanced, would be made complete'. I be
lieve that the laboring people would be
the greatest sufferers boeauso property
of all kinds' would appreciate and the
price of everything they consume wouW
be at onco Increased in proportion as the
measure of value would decrease, but It
would tak.i a long time and a desperate
struggle for the wage earner to secure
two silver dollars In lien ot the gold or
Us equivalent he now receives.
!'We will recover at a .bound when the
policy of the- administration is c!itnod
concerning the tarifT from the evil effects
of free trade legislation, but our reovery,
from the ruin which free coinag would
bring upon us, .would be slow, costly and
extremely difficult. With my views on
the sHvel1 questljn, no consideration of
party or expediency would lndu?e me to
favor the free and unlimited coinage of
silver at any ratio different from the
actual commercial ' ratio of the bullion
value of gold and silver."
Western Union Lino Breaks Between A'
torla and Knappa.
A little after 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon, somewhere between Astoria and
Knappa, a break occurred In the Western
Union telegraph line, which up to 1
o'clock this morning had not been re
paired. In consequence Of the accident no Asso
ciated Press dispatches appear In thU
MARY ANDERSON'S AUTOBIOGRA
PHY. Mrs. de Navarro (Mary Anderson) ha
now completed the autobiography of hef
stage career, and a series of the most in
teresting chapters from the manuscript
will be printed In the Ladies' Home Jow
ral. In these articles Mrs. de Navarro
will tell of her first appearance on ths
stage, the eypertences of her theatrical
life, and the famous peopje In America
and England whose acquaintance sha
made. The Journal wll begin the aut
blography In an early issue.