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Silver Men Refuse

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Washington, Dec. 9.- The republiean senatorial caucus did r.ot accompllsh mucli this mornlng except to uneover i tlm tact that tlie free-sUver contingent Ib íor the present determined to flocli; by itself. Dubois emphasized Üñs. point by resigning from tlie secretaryship oL tlie caucna and from the steeriug cömmitteo, and his colleagues, Messrs. Camión of Utah, Mantle oí j Montana, and Squire of Washington, Btayed awáy. Teller not being in the city could not attend. He would not if he had been here. Pettigrew saya j he is a protectionist and will not j struct tariff legislation. Whether the other bolters are of the same mind cannot be stated with positiveness. It is doubtful i f they know theniselves to what extremes they will go in tryng to forcé the free coinage into tariff discussion puro and simple. They feel quite certain, however, that they do not want to put themselves Ín a position to be bound by party caucuse just now. Senator Sherman read to the eaucua the following letter from Senator DuI bois: "United States Senate, Washington, !. ('., í)ec. S. To Hoa. John Sherman, Chainoan Caucus of Republican Senl. Sirs:- I hereby respectfully resign my position as secretary of the caucus of republican senators. I also. resign my position as a member and secretary of the republican advisory of "steering" committee of the senate. Very truly yours, Fred T. Dubois' The bolters had all received Invitations. which were sent them as if they had never left the party, but they had decided not to attend. If the bolting silverites were conspicuous by their absence, the silver men wlio had remained within the party were, as a rulé, cxceptionally prompt in their attendance. Senator Carter was the sec-, I ond man to enter the caucus chamber, and he was closely followed by Messrs. Wolcott, Mitchell, SAoup, Hansbrough, Pritchard, Parkins and Clark, who heretofore have always voted for silver when the questron was before the senate. It is generally accepted that the evi- dences of party división revealed by eaucus absenteeism is the deathknell of the Dingley bill this session. It'was killed before, but this proceeding puts thp brand on the measure. lt is observtd, however, that niany of the republican senators, while known to h set against tarrff law-making this session, do not go squarely on record to that effect, preferring to have it appear that they would be for the passage of the Dingley bill if it could be passed this winter. They supplement thia ■with the remark that they do not see any show for it.


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