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From the Lafayette Gazette of February 29th, 1896:


Special Tax for Water & Lights.


 Mayor Moss has issued a proclamation calling an election for Monday the 23d of March at which the tax-payers of this corporation will be expected to say whether or not they are in favor of the proposed five mill tax for a term of ten years. If the tax is carried Lafayette will have, at an early day, water works and electric lights. If it is defeated these two very desirable improvements will be postponed indefinitely. If the people vote against the tax the town will receive a serious blow. If they take a wiser view and vote for it if the results will be the opposite. That water works and electric lights are needed there is no question, and that the only way to get them is to pay for them it is equally certain. Now, taxation is the only fair and available way of raising the funds necessary and if the people are willing to be taxed that the election has been ordered. It is useless to speak of the desirability of water works and electric lights as it is generally conceded that no town of any pretensions can afford to remain long without them. The defeat of the tax will be a step backward while its adoption will be an unfailing promise of better times. It is not necessary to dwell upon the beneficial results that will flow from a system of water works and electric lights. Every qualified voter is acquainted with them. The Gazette feels confident that there will be a unanimous vote cast in favor of the tax.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.

 



Proclamation.


By virtue of the powers in me vested by law, and by virtue of the adoption of the ordinance by the city council of the town of Lafayette for that purpose, notice is hereby given that an election will be held at the town of Lafayette, parish of Lafayette, La., on Monday, March 23d, 1896, submitting to the property taxpayers of said town, entitled to vote under the election laws of this State, the proposition to levy a special tax of five mills on every dollar of the assessed value of all property situated in said town and subject to taxation therein, in excess of the limit allowed by law, for a term of ten years beginning January 1st, 1896, for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a water works and electric light system for said incorporated town, in conformity to Article 209 of the constitution and Act. No. 126 of 1882.


  The election shall be held at the courthouse of this parish, located in said town, and being the poll or precinct established by law before the last election; the polls shall be opened from 6 o'clock a. m. until 7 p. m. ; the ballots to be used at said election shall be printed or written as follows: "For" the special tax of five mills for the term of ten years, beginning January 1st, 1896, for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a system of water-works and electric light system, as set forth in petition of property taxpayers. "Against" the special tax of five mills for the term of ten year, beginning January 1st, 1896, for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a waterworks and electric light system.


  That the commissioners of election shall receive the ballots of all property taxpayers of the town of Lafayette, entitled to vote at said election under the laws of the State of Louisiana, and before depositing the same in the ballot box, shall endorse thereon in the presence of the elector, unless the ballot shall have been so endorsed, the name of the voter and the amount of his assessed property; and said commissioners shall make returns of the number of votes and the amounts of the assessed value of the property voted, for and against, the levy of said special tax, and otherwise, according to law.
 The following commissioners will hold said election: R. C. Greig, J. E. Martin and Alfred Hebert; clerk of election, Baxter Clegg.


 In testimony whereof I have affixed my official signature, at Lafayette, La., this 25th day of February, 1896. A. J. Moss, Mayor of Lafayette.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.









[SPECIAL MEETING.]

City Council Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 24, 1896.

The City Council met this evening by special call.

 Following members present: Mayor Moss; Messrs. T. M. Biossat, O. C. Mouton, B. Falk, J. O. LeBlanc, Leo Doucet and Dr. J. D. Trahan. Absent: Jos. Ducote.

 The mayor stated that the council had been called together for the purpose of establishing a water-works and electric-lights system and such other matters as the council may see fit to consider.

Following offered by O. C. Mouton.

 ORDINANCE.

 An Ordinance ordering a special election in accordance with act. No. 126 of the acts of the Legislature of this State for the year 1882, and article 209 of the Constitution, whereat shall be submitted to the property tax-payers of the incorporated town of Lafayette, Louisiana, entitled to vote under the general election laws of said State, the question of levying a special tax at the rate of five mills on the dollar, per annum, of the assessed property therein, for a period of ten years beginning with the first day of January 1896, for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a water works and electric light system in said incorporated town, in conformity with the petition of more than one-tenth of the property tax-payers of said town, hereto annexed and made part hereof; providing for the mode of holding said election, making returns, etc.

 Section 1.  Be it ordained by the city council of Lafayette, Louisiana, in legal session convened that a special election is hereby ordered and shall be held in said town of Lafayette, Louisiana, on Monday, the 23rd day of March, 1896, at which election shall be submitted to the property taxpayers of said town, entitled to vote under the general election laws of the State, the question of levying a special tax of five mills on the dollar of assessed valuation on all taxable property in said town annually, for the period of ten years, beginning with the first day of January 1896, for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a thorough system of water works and electric light plant in said town, of Lafayette, Louisiana, according to plans and specifications now in possession of this council and open to public inspection and made part hereof; said tax to be levied and collected according to law and the terms of the ordinance; said election being ordered upon the following petition signed by more than one-tenth of the property tax-payers of said town of Lafayette, to wit:

To the Honorable Mayor of the City Council of Lafayette, La:

 We the undersigned constituting more than one-tenth of the property tax-payers of the incorporated town of Lafayette, Louisiana, believing that a water supply and means of lighting our town and streets are urgent public necessities , and understanding the established rate of taxation to be insufficient to obtain these benefits, hereby petition you as the governing body of said town, to levy and collect an increased rate of taxation of five mills annually for a term of two years beginning A. D. 1896, on every dollar of assessed value of property in said town, for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a water works and electric light system therein; they therefore further petitioned, that as required by act No. 126 of the acts of the Legislature of this State for the year 1882 and article 209 of the Constitution, a special election be ordered by your Honorable body, and that you thereat submit to the property tax-payers of said town, the said proposed increased rate of taxation herein petitioned for and that at said election ballots be used, printed or written, in form as follows:

 For the special tax of five mills for the term of ten years beginning. A. D. 1896 for the purpose of procuring, constructing and operating a water works and electric light system.

 Against the special tax of five mills for the term of ten years beginning A. D. 1896, for the purpose of procuring constructing and operating a water works and electric light system.

 And otherwise that same be conducted under said act of the Legislature No. 126 of 1882 and article 209 of the Constitution of this State.

{Signed} - Louis Lacoste, T. M. Biossat, G. A. Martin, J. A. Delhomme, E. H. Parkerson, J. G. Parkerson, Victor Levy, L. F. Rigues, J. Vandergriff, Phil Crouchet, John O. Mouton, Paul Demanade, Alex Delahoussaye, Gus Lacoste, S. R. Parkerson, L. F. Salles, B. Falk, Robert Richard, Walter J. Mouton, Geo. A. Delhomme, W. Lewis, H. H. Hohorst, M. Mouton, Crow Girard, F. S. Mudd, Jos. A. Chargois, Alfred Hebert, C. Lusted Sr., E. T. McBride, Jos. Ducote, C. Trahan, H. A. Eastin, Alfred A. Bonnet, L. S. Broussard, F. Lombard, Leon Plonsky, Horace Foreman, A. Peck, P. Castel, J. D. Trahan, I. N. Satterfield, Wm. Campbell, Arthur Couret, A. Hirsch, W. B. Bailey, Wm. Clegg, I. A. Broussard, J. Alf. Mouton, A. Degrez, Pierre Guchereau, Arthur Bonnet, A. J. Moss, James Hannen, Mrs. A. C. Young, F. G. Mouton, Chas. O. Mouton, Geo. Doucet, Leo Doucet, Albert Doucet, F. R. Tolson, L. Levy, F. Demenade, R. C. Greig, A. M. Martin, Julian Mouton, Aug. V. Labbe, Chas. D. Caffery, H. Billeaud, James Higginbotham, F. C. Triay, John Hahn, Baxter Clegg, F. F. Girard, C. H. Lusted, A. T. Caillouet, Louis Chopin, Arthur Hebert, Theodore Richard, J. W. Brown Jr., D. McGill, Fred Mouton, Thos. B. Hopkins M. D., A. E. Mouton, J. J. Davidson, H. Church, C. K. Darling, Gus. Schmulen, D. V. Gardebled, Sidney J. Veazey, A. L, Bourg, F. W. Thompson, F. Otto, E. E. Bourg, H. D. Engelman, B. Miller.

      Lafayette, La., Feb. 17, 1896.

 Having carefully examined the foregoing petition by tax-payers of the corporation of Lafayette, La., as at present constituted to the City Council thereof, and having also examined the assessment roll for the year 1895 to ascertain the relative number and amount of the assessment, of said petitioners, and tax-payers, I hereby certify that said petitioners constitute more than one tenth of the entire number of tax-payers of said corporation as at present constituted in both value and number.

 Given under my official signature on the day and date first above written.
  Signed: N. REAUX,
       Parish Assessor Lafayette Parish.

 Section 2. Be it further ordained by said City Council of Lafayette, La., that said election shall be held under the general election laws of the State of Louisiana, and at the polling places established in said town, and the ballots to be used at said election shall  be printed or written in the form set forth in the said annexed petition to this Council.

 Section 3.  Be it further ordained etc.,  that the Board of Supervisors of Election for the parish of Lafayette are hereby authorized to appoint commissioners and clerks to serve at said polling places; to give due notice of said appointment and of the time and place of holding said election, and to make returns of said election to the City Council and according to law.

 Section 4. Be it further ordained, etc., that the assessor of the parish of Lafayette shall furnish to the the commissioners of election as herein before authorized, a complete list of the tax-payers with amount of the assessments, respectively in the incorporated limits of said town, duly certified; and shall also furnish a duly certified list of the electors of said town to the commissioners of election.

 Section 5. Be it further ordained, etc., that the commissioners of election shall receive the ballots of all property tax-payers of the town of Lafayette, entitled, entitled to vote at said election under the laws of the State of Louisiana, and before depositing the same in the ballot box shall endorse thereon in the presence of the elector, unless the ballot have been so endorsed; the name of the voter and the amount of his assessed property; and said commissioners shall make returns of the number of votes, and the votes amounts of the assessed value of the property voted for and against the levy of said tax.

 Section 6. Be it further ordained by the said City Council of Lafayette, that this ordinance and the said petition of tax-payers be published in The Lafayette Gazette and the Lafayette Advertiser, official journals of said town, for twenty clear days prior to said election, in the same manner provided by law for judicial advertisements, and that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.

 Section 7. Be it further enacted, that in addition to the announcement of said election to be made by the board of supervisors of election of said parish, and the publication of this ordinance, the mayor of said town is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation calling said special election and stating the rate of the proposed increased taxation and the purpose for which it is intended, according to the terms of this ordinance.    
A. J. Moss, Mayor-B. Clegg, Secretary.


ORDINANCE.

   An ordinance granting the privilege or right of way, through, under and along the streets of the city of Lafayette, Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana.

 Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the town of Lafayette, that the right of way be and is hereby granted to the great Southern Telephone and Telegraph Company, a corporation duly chartered and organized, its agents, transferors, representatives, successors or assigns, through, above, under and along the streets and public thoroughfares of the City of Lafayette, Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, from and after the passage of this ordinance.

 Section 2. That the said Great Southern Telephone and Telegraph Company, its agents, transferors, representatives, successors or assigns and the same are hereby authorized to erect, construct and maintain such lines of Telephone and Telegraph as they may require for the purpose of conveying electricity and carrying on their business within of the city.

 Section 3. That the poles be erected for the purpose of construction and maintaining such lines of telephone and telegraph shall be erected within the curving of the banquette along the streets of Lafayette, and that the poles to be at least thirty feet high and the wires not less than twenty feet from the ground.

 Section 4.  That it shall be the right of the municipal authorities to order any changes, or alterations to order any changes, or alterations in the manner of erecting and maintenance of said lines of telephone and telegraph, and that it shall be the duty of the said telephone and telegraph, and that it shall be the duty of the said Great Southern and Telegraph Company to make any changes and alterations at its own expense that the proper municipal authorities shall deem necessary for the public safety, convenience and utility. All such changes to be made within sixty days from date of official notification to the said company.

 Section 5. This privilege or right of way is granted for a period of twenty-five years, provided, that in case the Great Southern Telephone & Telegraph Company establish a telephone exchange within the corporation of Lafayette, place two public boxes of telephones in the town of Lafayette, principally for the use of the police officers and one box at the Mayor's office.

 Votes. Yeas:-Dr. J. D. Trahan, O. C. Mouton, T. M. Biossat, B. Falk, Leo Doucet, J. O. LeBlanc. Nays:-None.

 
ORDINANCE.

 "An Ordinance prohibiting the obstruction of sidewalks, streets or other public passage ways within the corporation."

 Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, that from and after the passage of this ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any and all persons to congregate and obstruct the same in any other manner.

 Section 2. Be it further ordained, etc., that it shall be unlawful for all persons having no business relative to the service of the railroads to congregate at any railroad station on the arrival and before the departure of all passenger trains and obstruct the free passage way to and from said trains, within the corporate limits of this corporation.

 Section 3. Be it ordained, etc., that it is hereby made the duty of the police officers of this municipality to clear all such unlawful obstructions, and any person failing to comply with the orders of said obstructions, and any person failing to comply with the orders of said police officers, shall be arrested and brought before the mayor for trial, and on being found guilty will be fined not exceeding ten dollars or imprisoned not exceeding ten days, or both, at the discretion of the mayor.

 Section 4.   Be it further ordained, etc., that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.

 Unanimously carried.

 Moved by T. M. Biossat, seconded by B. Falk, that a committee of three be appointed by the mayor (including himself) to secure public place for the public police telephone box at the depot.

 The mayor appointed to serve in connection with himself the following gentlemen; Dr. J. D. Trahan and O. C. Mouton.

 The Council then adjourned.
                   A. J. MOSS, Mayor.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.    



     


DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

 STATE OFFICERS.

GOVERNOR, Murphy J. Foster, of St. Mary.

LT GOVERNOR,  Robert S. Snyder, of Tensas.
 SECRETARY OF STATE, John T. Michel, of Orleans.

 STATE TREASURER, A. V. Fournet, of St. Martin.

STATE AUDITOR,  W. W. Heard, of Union.

 ATTORNEY GENERAL, M. J. Cunningham, of Natchitoches.

 SUPT. OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, Prof. J. V. Calhoun, of Orleans.


DISTRICT OFFICERS.

JUDGE, Julian Mouton.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Minos T. Gordy.

PARISH OFFICERS.

REPRESENTATIVE, J. O. Broussard.

CLERK OF COURT, E. G. Voorhies.

 SHERIFF, I. A. Broussard.

CORONER, Dr. A. R. Trahan.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.

  



An Address.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 24, 1896.

To the Democrats of Lafayette Parish:

The delegates selected at the Democratic Mass meeting held at the Court-house of this parish on the 21st instant to represent you at the Democratic Senatorial convention at New Iberia on the 22nd instant nominate a candidate for senator, have, in view of what transpired at said convention, appointed us, the undersigned members, as a special committee to make a statement of the position taken by the delegation showing thereby the manner in which they have carried out your instructions:

 At the mass meeting at which the delegation was selected, the following resolutions were passed:

 "Resolved, That we, the Democracy of Lafayette parish in mass meeting assembled, are unalterably opposed to the adoption of the Constitutional amendment on the qualification of the right of suffrage, and appeal to join us in defeating it at the polls at the election in April, 1896; and we hereby instruct the delegates to said amendment."

 "Be it further resolved, that we are in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at sixteen to one, independently and without the concurrence of any other nation; and hereby positively instruct our delegates this day chosen to not vote for any one as nominee for the Senate unless in favor of this principle, and further that he vote for a United States Senator in favor or the free and unlimited coinage of silver at said ratio, free and independent of the other nations."

 Constructing the above resolutions as positive and mandatory, your delegation, in whose hands the trust was confided, with an eye single to the sacredness of their mission as the servants or agents of their constituents, after consultation, determined that their first duty was to carry out your instructions, regardless of other considerations.

 The following, omitting details, is a correct statement of what took place:

 Of the thirty-one delegates selected to represent the parish, twenty-eight were present.

 The permanent organization of the convention being effected, Judge Fred L. Gates, of Iberia, and James Simon, Esq., of St. Martin, were placed in nomination having been effected, Mr. Simon's name was withdrawn. The fourth ballot being ordered, and Judge Fred L. Gates, a strong adherent, being the only one before the convention for the nomination, the chairman of the delegation, that being instructed not to vote for any one favoring the amendment, and knowing that Judge Gates favored it, the delegates were bound under their instructions to retire from the convention, the result of which would leave the Democrats free to vote as each thought proper.
And we retired.

 Of the six delegates from St. Martin, two of them, although not instructed as your delegation had been, but voicing the sentiments of their people, also retired from said convention.

 As apprehended, we heard that those who remained in the convention nominated Judge Gates for the senate after we had retired.

 Thus we have acted, and submit same as the manner in which which we have executed your instructions.
          Respectively, ORTHER C. MOUTON, A. M. MARTIN, JOS. DUCOTE, Committee.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896. 

 



DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

 STATE OFFICERS.

GOVERNOR, Murphy J. Foster, of St. Mary.

Lt. Governor, Robert S. Snyder, of Tensas.

 SECRETARY OF STATE, John T. Michel, of Orleans.

 STATE TREASURER, A. V. Fournet, of St. Martin.

STATE AUDITOR,  W. W. Heard, of Union.

 ATTORNEY GENERAL, M. J. Cunningham, of Natchitoches.

 SUPT. OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, Prof. J. V. Calhoun, of Orleans.


DISTRICT OFFICERS.

JUDGE, Julian Mouton.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Minos T. Gordy.

PARISH OFFICERS.

REPRESENTATIVE, J. O. Broussard.

CLERK OF COURT, E. G. Voorhies.

 SHERIFF, I. A. Broussard.

CORONER, Dr. A. R. Trahan.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.

  



An Address.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 24, 1896.

To the Democrats of Lafayette Parish:

The delegates selected at the Democratic Mass meeting held at the Court-house of this parish on the 21st instant to represent you at the Democratic Senatorial convention at New Iberia on the 22nd instant nominate a candidate for senator, have, in view of what transpired at said convention, appointed us, the undersigned members, as a special committee to make a statement of the position taken by the delegation showing thereby the manner in which they have carried out your instructions:

 At the mass meeting at which the delegation was selected, the following resolutions were passed:


 "Resolved, That we, the Democracy of Lafayette parish in mass meeting assembled, are unalterably opposed to the adoption of the Constitutional amendment on the qualification of the right of suffrage, and appeal to join us in defeating it at the polls at the election in April, 1896; and we hereby instruct the delegates to said amendment."


 "Be it further resolved, that we are in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at sixteen to one, independently and without the concurrence of any other nation; and hereby positively instruct our delegates this day chosen to not vote for any one as nominee for the Senate unless in favor of this principle, and further that he vote for a United States Senator in favor or the free and unlimited coinage of silver at said ratio, free and independent of the other nations."


 Constructing the above resolutions as positive and mandatory, your delegation, in whose hands the trust was confided, with an eye single to the sacredness of their mission as the servants or agents of their constituents, after consultation, determined that their first duty was to carry out your instructions, regardless of other considerations.


 The following, omitting details, is a correct statement of what took place:


 Of the thirty-one delegates selected to represent the parish, twenty-eight were present.


 The permanent organization of the convention being effected, Judge Fred L. Gates, of Iberia, and James Simon, Esq., of St. Martin, were placed in nomination having been effected, Mr. Simon's name was withdrawn. The fourth ballot being ordered, and Judge Fred L. Gates, a strong adherent, being the only one before the convention for the nomination, the chairman of the delegation, that being instructed not to vote for any one favoring the amendment, and knowing that Judge Gates favored it, the delegates were bound under their instructions to retire from the convention, the result of which would leave the Democrats free to vote as each thought proper.

And we retired.

 Of the six delegates from St. Martin, two of them, although not instructed as your delegation had been, but voicing the sentiments of their people, also retired from said convention.


 As apprehended, we heard that those who remained in the convention nominated Judge Gates for the senate after we had retired.


 Thus we have acted, and submit same as the manner in which which we have executed your instructions.

          Respectively, ORTHER C. MOUTON, A. M. MARTIN, JOS. DUCOTE, Committee.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896. 

 
St. Joseph's Day.
 The Business Men's Association will give a ball on St. Joseph's day. With the aid of a number of gentlemen, headed by Mr. A. T. Allingham, a parade will be gotten up for the occasion. The floats have already been secured and the work of designing and decorating will soon be commenced. Dr. F. E. Girard and Mr. H. Van der Cruyssen went to New Orleans Wednesday morning for the purpose of procuring the material necessary to decorate the floats. Nothing will be left undone to make this celebration a brilliant success. A number of young men offered their services to the committee and no pains will be spared in carrying the project to a successful termination. The ball promises to be one of the fines ever given in Lafayette, as the association is determined to make it so.
NOTE - Just before going to press we were informed that this celebration has been postponed and will take place on the fourth of July.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.



Selected News Notes (Gazette) 2/29/1896.

General Manager Van Vleck, Superintendent Owens and C. C. Mallard of the Southern Pacific Co. were in Lafayette this week.


 Captain Pharr's speeches are said to be very short. The old man is a Christian and he believes in treating others as he would like to be treated himself.


There will be a sacred concert in the Catholic church at St. Martinville on March 1. The Gazette returns thanks for complimentary tickets.

Capt. Pharr, Hardy, Brian, W. Bailey and Jim Wilkinson passed through Lafayette Thursday on their way to St. Landry, where they were billed for two meetings.

Baxter Clegg made a flying trip to Royville Tuesday morning.

 Sidney and Alfred Mouton attended the fair at Mauriceville Sunday.


The Gazette is fully equipped to do all kinds of job work. Prices reasonable.

 Miss Lou Gardiner, of Grand Coteau, was visiting friends in Lafayette last week.


Fine stationary for polite correspondence can always be found at Moss Bros. & Co.


Judge C. H. Mouton, of St. Martinville, was in Lafayette this week on a visit to relatives.


C. C. Higginbotham has returned to Lafayette and will open a barber shop in A. M. Martin's building on the avenue.
Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.
 




lagniappe:  
 
TRANSPARENT SHAMS.

 The Scaly Schemes of Republicans for Relieving the Treasury.

Some of our Republican friends are still trying to delude themselves into the belief that the action of congress was a proper response to the president's request to to do something to relieve the treasury. "The house," we are told "prepared and passed a bill to increase the revenues of the government, taking at once the sure way of affording the gold reserve protection."

Did it? On the republican theory the only trouble with the treasury was a lack of revenue. The Dingley bill was offered as a remedy. "It will add $40,000,000 to the revenues at once," said Mr. Dingley. Well, that is more than enough revenue required if the republican theory were correct. If the only trouble was lack of revenue, and this bill supplied that lack, what more legislation is necessary ?

The republicans, however, give the lie to their own professions by immediately proposing and passing through the house a bond bill for the very same purpose that the first bill was said to be for. But neither the increased tariff bill or the bond bill was said to be for. But neither the increased tariff bill nor the bond bill will accomplish the relief of the treasury. The one is a sham measure, designed to restore a portion of McKinley's under false pretenses. The other is an alleged improvement on the present law authorizing the issue of bonds to protect the gold reserve. But the prospect of the benefit that might result from a proper law authorizing a bond issue is swept away in advance by the provisions of the bill. In deference to the populist element in the republican party, the provision was inserted for the payment of the bonds in "coin," instead of in gold. Another clause forbids the retirement of the greenbacks. The former provision will prevent the sale of the bonds for a high price. The second keeps up the "endless chain."

The president has investigated and finds that there is no prospect of any helpful legislation whatever. The house is simply trifling with a growing situation; the senate, organized as it is, cannot be relied upon for anything. Therefore, the president will proceed to use the means that the law authorizes, to maintain the credit and integrity of this country, as he has done since March 4, 1894, when the republican administration handed over to him a bankrupt treasury. There will be an issue of bonds soon, we are told, under the law of 1875, to protect the gold reserve. The republican congress simply passes two sham measures to relieve the administration.

From the Utica Observer and in the Lafayette Gazette 2/29/1896.

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