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VOL. XX, NO. 47.
WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY 'MORNING. JANUARY 10. 1894.
WHOLE NO. 2577.
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To-Day the annual conven
tion of the General Passenger
Agent Association of America
is in session at New Orleans, La.
The organization has a mem
bership of 270, representing al
most every line in the land. It
is the first time the association
has met on the Gulf. Col. H. C.
Ilolabird, of the Erie system,
and a local committee have ar
ranged a series of royal enter
tainments for the visitors.
We have arranged a royal en
tertainment for buyers with our
sale of Suits and Overcoats to or
der on our liberal credit system
Parties desiring to buy on credit,
call and get terms.
Tailor and Furnisher.
M.") North Main St.
Trutsck's Greatest Clearing
Sale. Every effort is now in full
blast. Don't miss it. A clean
sweep of the entire stock; noth
ing held in reserve. Stock must
be reduced. We realize the con
dition of hard times, and we are
well aware of the inducement we
must offer to make you realize the
benefit of this great sale. Call
in and convince yourself: see the
goods and get prices. Get the
benefit of this Great Slaughter
Sale. Mail orders promptly at
120 "i: isd Douglas,
s-liod iy gou.
ijwm "mmiMM' "-ill' fmii'JffgOT
Opci.i Houc Block, Kinsman. K ti i.
The only firef-class hotel m the city,
with nil modem improvements. Ouxsm i
unsurpassed. Free buck from all train e (
1m to sample loom-. B ite-: 2 per day.
J. J. BLACKWU.L, Prop
4 V 'W?
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE
Mine MW nftWWQAT.17
iiuniuiunjui!iniiii-iv h uunjjii
Tailor-Made ronn Fitting Suits and Overcoats
AT PRICES TO MEET ANY COMPETITION.
128 NORTH MAIN STREET.
This is yonr opportunity, as all broken lots
will l)o sold at a big discount: some shoes at
and below cot. Eemomber the place for
bargains in shoes, is at
Bn A fir
ORD'S, 144 North Main.
I)r 15. V I od PrciiJ.nt of TJord ilctll a C inpinj. lcMile5 treatln? with Ms we 1 k iOwn vuccov-.
Chronic h M W-vu-- and UU.a-ea ol the Lucs, stomach, Ll cr and Kldiifys. is also introducliis lua
Sew ur.iu tl Trvaiaifiit. .ie
ELEO'l RICAL MEDICO-TTAIilZEES
l!iiKif r. w itlumt nicdIU to. raiutir orkulfe. joti cmlw canvl by a harmless hom tremat
Th i A. puti.hu iilrnlurdol'iivtaeJ fo-byUcw kh w.mll haxeco-toichnnnwl-. Ij0f dolUirs
mot ror nici no uirent can 1j cured for ten S QJX dollan. We are earnest, for we know we have the
st litninicntiu the woild Xoi Cli oiiICSh-xuu, I tiljurj. xid j.rc at Dl'-e i-es. l"hei Vitaliiers arn
THE EVRTlE OF ELECTKO-THEKAPIE.
i itctiiiitv Nil.cb viimdoni true Viwilzlapl onto othesxUrtj -Ttem
Wcttillse.il our LKl. HitAl.VIPv IZt. t free, for one (.!., lriu to any PB8 (.aaterti;- fMm
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K KOX .-2T. V.1CIIJTA, KAS.
Or CALL OX Dli. 11. Y. r.OYIJ. l."i.r. IVOItTll ilA.I' &T,
It's the Price!
There's no sorcery in the
To account for its
So explain the presence
of the daily throngs.
Pleasure Giving Price.
There's Thrift and Prof
it and Dollars saved for
you at the
50 Per Cent
Discount on high class Dry
Goods previous to our re
moval February lt to our
new location, 189 N. Main.
147 North Main Street.
on i Tinmr iq vu
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YOU Have Money
WE Have Shoes:
WE Need Money
YOU Need Shoes.
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KE . ER OrF
the efficacy of
Since a cake of Cuticura
SOAP costing 25 cents is suffi
cient to test the virtues of these
great curatives there is now no
reason why thousands should
go through life
by skin, scalp and blood diseases
which are speedily and perma
nently cured by the Cuticura
Remedies at a trifling cost.
and its cures are the most re
markable performed by any
blood and skin remedy of mod
Bold throughout the world. rornnDnna
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' All about the Skin, Scalp and Hair," free.
Complexion, hands tml hair preserved,
purified and beautified bj Cuticura Soap.
Pain is the cry of a suffering nerve.
Cuticura Anti-Pain Plaster is the
first and only pain-killing plaster.
I allow no one toundersell me.
If you want tailor made clothes
come and see what I will do for
SWAB, THE TA1L0K,
138 jSt. Main.
. I RfcSPft' I ' ' V I 1 V V
-' jnvm mi
SECOND WEEK OF OUR
Crowds every department with custom
ers; everybody realizing how very cheap
all lines of merchandise are beinp- sold.
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers half wool Alpaccas at 6c a yard.
Onr. Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers double fold Cashmeres at 9c a
Our Second Week
Offers all wool
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers Dress Linings at 3f c a yard.
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers Infant's Cloth Top Shoes at 13c a
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers ladies5 glove grain shoes at 82c.
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers fine $2.00 Grey Blankets at .$1.29.
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers 75c Comforts for 35c. .
Our Second Week Surrender Sale,
Offers child's $2.00 Suits for 90c.
Our Second "Week Surrender Sale,
Offers 50c buttons at oc a dozen.
Our Second Week Surrender Sale
Offers 10c Saxony for 5c a skein.
And man- hundreds of other items space here for
bids mention, but call and get the greatest value
ever offered you.
NEWS FROM BRAZIL.
PERNAMBUCO. Dec. 23, 1893. Copr
lighted, 1S9J. by the Associated Press.
After more than aw'eek'sdelaytheNicthe
roy's reshipment difficulties seem to be
over, and she will probably leave for the
south tomorrow. Oa Surfday, the third,
the Xictheroy and the America left St.
Thomas, and just as night began to fall on
December 10, Ceara was sighted. A
steamer started out of port' headed for the
Nictheroy. She carried no signals to show
who sho was. As the Nictheroy changed
her course the strange steitmer acted like
u lse. As the steamer kept on follow jug
i he Nictheroy, the hitter's officers conclud
ed that she was uu enemy.
"Keen those guns tr.iined on that steam
er," Annually ordered the captain. "And
stnud by to tire.''
But just as it seemed certain that the
mjstenous craft was about to ruu the
cruiser down, she sent out n small bout,
which carried a pilot sent out by the Bra
zilian authorities to bring the Nictheroy
in. Reaching port the Nictheroy was or
dered to Pernambuco. She steamed awy
and reached that port in twenty-four
Lieutenant Hill, sneaking to the men in
reference to signing contracts, sin: "I
don't know where we are goiug, but think
that our first work will he to bombard
Fort Villeiiaignou. In six months the
whole thiug will be finished. Mello is
bottled upaud the war will soon bu over."
On the Wednesday following Captain
Bellfort took charge of the Nictheroy in
the name of Bi.izil. Immediately after
wards the crew were told th.it they would
leceiva a bounty of S109 and $100
per mouth, and asked if they
chose to lesuip. A number who
din not care to were taken ashore aud
paid off. Ir, cannot be positively stated,
but no one doubts it, that all.lhe others ou
hoard h.ue sigued.
The situatiou at Pernambuco is bard to
define. Theie ate so many conflicting
stories that uo one cm reach the truth.
One paper has been suppressed, and the
otheis do not dare to say much.
On Thursday last a party of fifty sol
diers weie sent to arrest Constanttue Ilog
lberto, a prominent mau living m the iu
teiior of ine state who was kuown to be
disaffected. He fortified his bouse, which
is located on an almost inaccessible hill
aud defended himself furiously, with the
result that all the soldieis were killed or
captured. Keinfurcemeutshave been sent,
aud another fight is expected.
Only meagre news leaks out. The great
question is the wheieabouts of the Aquid--h.in.
The Republica, and probably the
E-perauza, accompany hei, aud a battle
might occur at auy time.
Siuce the fitrht at Armaco the rebels
have hud uo foothold on the mulu laud.
The Nicaragnan iuvadeis of Hondaras
ciptured the town of Nacome ypaterdny
Henrietta at 29c a
EIDDLED THE BILL
C0NGEE3SMAN BUREOWS EEPLIES
TO 0HAIRMAN WILSON.
His Tariff ITensuve Cliar.icterized as
One to "Lessea Hevenue, Destroy
Americm Industries autl Pau
perize American L ibof.'
The McKinley Law Vig
orously Defended A
Dull Day in the
WASniXGTOX, Jan. 9. Tbis was a field
day in the house for the tariff. The nai
leries were thronged all day aud the floor
was crowded. Each side puC forth it
most brllliaut orntoib for the day's session.
Mr. Wilbon, chaumiiu of the ways aud
means committee, completed the speech
begun yesterday, and Mr. Burrows opeued
the debate for the Kepublicaus with a
three bours' reply. General Black of Illi
noib and Mr. Hopkins of Illinois followed.
The Rood points of all the speakers were
liberally applauded by their respective par
tisans. At the evening session Mr. Haines (Dem
ocrat) of New York, m the name of the
collar and cuff industries, tired the first,
shot into the Wilson bill. He displayed a
gigantic petition, signed by 67,000 people,
protesting against the collar and iuif
! schedule, declaring that if it were to be
come a law it would rum this great indus
try. At 11:15 o'clock a. m. the house resolved
itself into a committee of the whole for
the consideration of the tariff bill, and
Mr. Wilson resumed his speech of yester
day. He continued the thread of his argu
ment, presenting hi side of the case in
forceful laugUHge. His remarks were
often interrupted by Democratic applause,
but, otherwise, ha was allowed to proceed,
until be created somethiug of a stir by
claiming that the protests against the
pcndine bill were laigely inspired by the
power of capital, which directed, forced
aud frightened its employes to sustain the
protected industiies. He snid that when
the effort to abolish slavery was being
made a petition had come from a large
delegation of slaves, praying that slavery
miuht be continued.
This brought to his feet Mr. Doolittle of
Washington, with the question: "Aud do
you compare the laboriug men of this
counttr to the slave element of the south?"
Mr. Wilsou's peroration was forcible and
eloquent, and as he finished speakiug the
Democratic side broke into cheers, and a
wave of applause swept over the gaiJeries.
The applause continued fully two minutes.
After the applause had subsided Mr.
Doolittle arose to a question of privilege.
aud referred to the tact that Mr. Wilson
had characterized the question with which
he bad interrupted his speech as unworthy
a man with the intelligence of a slave
(which remark Mr. Wilsou had with
drawn). Mr. Doolittle said ibit while he
accented the withdrawal: be desired to say
that he nevertheless attributed this remark
to the associations of the gentleman from
West Virgiuia before the war.
This shot at the chairman of the waya
and means committee called forth loud
applause on the Republican side.
Mr. Burrows of Michigan then arose to
reply to Mr. Wilsou. His Republican col
leagues gave him close attetitlou, aud
punctuated the poiDts of his speech with
liberal applause. The Democrats, too,
listened to it with evident interest. Mr.
Ml. BURUOWS' REPLT.
"Mi:. CllMRMAX The measure now un
der consideration has for its avowed object
n rHdicai modification ot the tariff act of
ISO. It involves not only a change of
rates, but a complete reversal of an econ
omic policy. Ihe act of lS'M was enacted
not only with a view of securing revenue
for the support of the Kovernment, but for
, the futther purpose of giving encourage
I rneuc to the creation of new enterprises
and protection to American industries and
. Ainencn workmen ngainst unequal
I and injurious foreign competition. In its
I practical workings it has accomplished
' both these results.
'That act went into effect on Oct. 6, 1S91,
f and, as a measure for revenue, it met, so
long as its operation was undisturbed, the
, needed requirements of the government.
Since the lirst of July, 1893, however, there
has been a marked decline in the revenues,
until they have actually fallen below the
i requirements of the public service. 1
' venture to suggest, however, in this con
' uection, that this decline in the public
revenues during the present fiscal yeir is
not attributable to auy defect in the law
of 1S90, but rather to the general derange
i meat and prostration of busiuess through
out the country. Q'he ascendency of a
political party pledged to the destiuction
of our ptotective policy has not only crip
pled and suspended the operation of our
domestic manufactures, but the importer
of foreign fabrics naturally curtaiU his
importations in ttie hope of securing their
admission into our markets upon favor
able conditions. I confidently assert that
if the election of 1S'J2 hnd resulted in the
retention of the Republican party in
power, accompanied, as it would have
I been, with the assurance of the continu
j ance of the American policy of protection,
I the effect upon the public revenue, as well
as upon the general pronperity ot the coun
try, would have been entirely reversed.
President Harrison only affirmed the
truth of history when in his last annual
niejsage to congress he said: So high a
degree of prosperity and so great a diffu
sion of wealth were never before eajoytd
by our people.'
"This exultant declaration, made but a
little over one year fo, as it seemi iu the
midot of present appalling conditions, was
nevertheless grounded ou indisputable
facts. You (the Democrats) said that tho
act of 1S90 would develop no new indus
tries it created ttiem ny the hundreds.
Yon said that it would bring no resultant
benefits to our workmen; it secured for
i them enlarged employment and increased
wages. You said that it would enhance i
the cost of the protected article; it cheap- i
I ened it to the consumer. 1 ou s lid that it
won Id diminish our foreign trade; it aug
mented it in 1S92 to S1,S57,CSU,C10, an in
crease over the previous year ot $133,23,
G04. Yon s-aid that it would shut out our
products from foreign markets, our ex
port- trade lncretsed S141.797.3SS, swelling f
its volume to ?l,5WO'T5,lld, the large
ever kuown in tho history of the country,
aud exceeding the value of our ltnpori3 by
SJOJ 075,651 Yon said that it wou.d par
nlzo our domestic trade; it was neTer
! more vigorous than in the ysar immedi-
ately fobowiag its enactment. Aud so
dividual ard national prosperity. e are, t Impose npoa as whatever bnrdea hi cu
l therefore, justified in asserting that the ' oiditr ratrfbt seggs-st. We. tbeirfcrf.
' act of isrt coula f t p
permanency have ben
assured, would have accomplished the
donbie purpose for which it wa encid
revenue and protection. Ihe McKlnlry
tariff never clcd h mill in the cantrr.
shot np a mine, stopped a wheel, blew oni ,
a fnrnsce fire, or irove sing.e workman
into the streets. Tfci general paralysis of ?
I business throughout to couutry comes j
solely through the ascendency of a poiiti- ,
eel prty pledged to th repeal of the act
tariff Uiveted ot ill protective features.
lib siica n party in full control of lbs J
govtrnrnent, is It auy wonder tbt domes
tic manufacturers nup'ndrd operation
until advised of tn conditioas unucr
which they mast market tfcetr output?
"ThJ indnstrlal depmulon wnif, tbrf-
!fonp, net a the mull of toe existing tariff
ratrs, but from aa apprchenstoa (it sretn
now to have been well founded) bat thee
rates were to be so modified as to over
throw aud destroy onr projective policy,
exposing our domest c mauufacturers to h
ruinous foreign comuetitioti, and inaug
urating in this cjuntry an era of free
trade, with all its attendant evils. How
easily you might demonstrate the benefi
cent effects of r-s ored confidence!
You h ve but to abandon the policy upon
which you have eutered, recommit" this
bib, and permit the existing tariff regula
tions to remain undisturbed, aud ull our
industries will quickly revive."
Mr Burrows then took ud th tariff
plank of the last Democratic uiit:ou-il
platform, aud compared it with th South
Caroliua ordinance of nullification, con
tinuing: "It will bo seen, therefore, thit the
ground on which the Democratic nnlli
fiers stood in 1JJ2, aud from which they
were driven by the stem patriotism of
General Jackcon, is at last reoccupled iu
lfclfi, sixty year later, in force by the
whole Democratic party. Aud it is uot
difficult now to nuderstaud the alacrity
with which the northern Democrats obey
the command to take position iu support
of the unconstitutionality of a protective
tariff, and the confidence with wuicu it
seems to be enforced, as it is by the south
ern wing of tho Democratic party (now
unhappily dominating the republic). It
is uot stiprisiug, tnerefore. to find tho
Democratic piny iu IStteJ, with its two
wings reunited, the south in the lead,
tnoriug uodr the Confederate banner of
free trade lo thu complete overthrow of
our protective system.
"It may be safely asj-ert'd that both
pirties believe iu raising oiae portion ot
the needed reveuue for the support of tho
government by imposintr duties on foreign
products coming into our markets, and
theouly points at issue are
"First The class of articles upon which
these duties shall be levied, aud.
"Second. The rate of duties they shall
Mr. Burrows tbeu argued at length on
the constitutionality ot a prot-ctive tariff,
citing Webster. Adami, Jetlerson aud
others in support thereof.
"Tariff reform," he continued, "is final
ly interpreted to mean 'free raw materi l
aud a reduction of duties on competing
foieigu products entering our markets b;
low the protective point, regardless of the
consequences to American industries and
American labor. This is 'tariff reform'.
"Before proceeding to a specific explan
ation. I desire to say that this measure, as
a whole, stands without a pirallel in the
histoty of proposed tariff legislation In
this couutry. It was framed with the iu
te nt ion of carrying out that portion of the
Democratic platform and policy which de
clared for a 'tariff for revenue only.' and
it is the boldest step yet taken bv any par
ty iu the United States in the direction of
free trade a step which, if it shall find
popular following iu this couutry, will
certainly lead to individual disaster and
nation bankruptcy. Aud, in this con
nection, I desire to s.iy,whalever may have
been the purpose of the m ijority in making
this bill, iu so far as it conforms to the
Democratic platform of lSft- it mil. if en
acted into Jaw, prove disastrous to tho
interests involved; and iu so far as it
claims to redeem tiio pledges, it is either a
confession of error or an exhibition of
cowardice. If lu error, you ought to be
patiioti c enought to avow it, abandon tb
policy upon which you have eutered, aud
parmitthe country to resume its industrial
prosperity. If, on the other band, you still
adhere to the principles of the Chicago
platform and have fnled to embody them
in this measure, you have openly betrayed
the confidence of the people who intrusted
you with power.
"The first proposition arresting atten
tion in this bill is the proposed transfer of
131 aflicles from the dutiable to (he free
list. It will not escape notice iu thin con
nection that upon au examination of the
list of articles thus transferred from tho
dutiable to the free bat, tho ''uierests of
the farmer seem to have been selected for
special assault aud destruction, as nearly
ono-balf the items embraced in this
transfer are the products of domestic
husbandry. The bill is a free donation
to foreiiruers, at a time, too, when
tho treasury of the United Slates
Is in pressing need of increased
resources. Theie is not iu it even a sug
gestion of reciprocity, by which sonio con
cessions might bu secured for our surplus
products iu the markets of the nations
thus favored by free "entrance into our
ow u. It is a bold free trade gift the price
paid for & Democratic tlieoiy. Such a
proposition would at auy time arrcit
public attention; but to be made in the
Dreseuce of a depleted treasury, and with
its secrctaty asking to be clothed with
power to issue bonds on which he may
borrow money to meet the current ex
penses of the government, it is a propoii
tion so startling as to challenge the
credulity of mankind. There ia only one
explanation possible, and that ii found in
the exclamation of an English statesman,
'It is free trade. God made!' The present
free li-C otiitht to be sufficient to s iti-fy
the demands of the most advanced free
tr.tder. The act of 1880 enlarged it to the
ery limit of safety to Americtu Indus
tries uud American labor. When jou
have completed this proposed transfer to
the free lut, it is the beginning of the end
of the ptotective system in the United
States; and I apprehend it is the kuowl
eilge of this fact which inspires the froe
trader of today with uuflanging zeal in the
advocacy of free raw material."
Mr. Burrows next turned bis attention
to individual items of the bill. A to free
iron ore nnd free wool, ho said:
"This will inevitably result lu one of two
things the destruction of our flocks aud
the closiug of our miars, or the lowering
of labor eoudilious to the level of our for
eign competitors. Already the nggestlon
of free trade in iron ore hat cldsed our
mines, forced our miners out of employ
ment, aud driven a people who were never
before depoudent upon public charity to
beggiry and want. The good peopli of iny
state, in every hamlet, are already contrib
uting to their necessities. We, of the mi
nority, intend to resist to the last thi-
wanton destruction of American interests.
We believe Su the development of our In
ii-nt jti.r in thjtt end. tnuli! fitt-wi th
same measure of protection to the pro
ducers of raw material hi to the worfcara
in the more advanced products. We would
not only be independent of foreigner for
our manufactured good, but for lh raw
material out of which thry are fbric.ited.
I can conceive of no policy more detri
mental to American manufacturers and
American laborers than tUe abitidoatnsut
of the protection of the production, mj fr
as pos.ible, of our own raw material.
Such a policy would not on'y
d.iTe labor from the largest Sttid
of its employment, bat it would dry up
one of the most bountiful sources of su
tional wealth and rrduceour manufactur
ing lnduri to complete dependence on
foreign nations for the suppiy of raw material-
buch a result would be disastrous
eTen to the interests it is propoJ to pro
mote; for when we hare Uaghtred our
flock-, closed our mioas aad wholly
tue production ot onr own
tfce Torclgnrr woald ;
our helpl condition and
wonld protect si! Jteret, whether of lbs
mine or the furnace, ine flew or Use fac
tory, to the end that ali oar ptopie may
receive profitable employment nd ths na
tion attain ils htgUcst possible develop
rnent. And, in tat eoanecitoa, I uano
rrfrain from exprricg rny ainrrmeBt
tbsi you pronle of tis soatu nr o blind
toyoorown mtrrst to cnogs b-mit.i
tte party !h acd g.ve tbi iu-Mare your '
support. L-tiae Implore you to Sarn yonr j
futarr. Plact yoursvi abreast wi.
the plrt cf tb-. by Uring hold at mi
mighty poss.biUtles wubia yoar grasp,
Q'' FV SiU IU SKliiiH till SijS?l prv-
prrlty of yonr pf .?5c and tho taUnstrtal
atirncoseot of yoar comxiinntty.
Bur, trtt-sins frm IH or.U!ratfoH at
the tics Ut to tee lntUxli ecaiiitis, wo 1
fled iter the a.c aptrtt c L.Ullty isacl
fested in every provision. Thertisaota
schedute in which there are not some in
dustries which will be injured by th
p issuge of this bill, many of which will be
utterly destroyed. On the other hand. If
then is auy provision la this bill which
will stimulate a stugle domestic iaiustry
or give employment to labor, it has not
beeu pointed out. The measure, as a
whole, looks only to lessened industries
and lower wages. It ought to be entitled,
'A bill to lessen revenue, destroy Ameri
can industries and pauporizs Araericiu
labor.' The majority seem to have been
actuated only by the desire to lower the
duties all along the line, regardless of the
consequences to American Industrie and
"But the most startling feature connect
ed with, and runuing through the entire
dutiable schedule, is tho general substitu
tion of ad valorem for spdcidc rtcs. Un
der such a nolicy, coupled with the reduc
tion proposed, reveuue and domestic
iudustnes will alike diminish, aud tba
latter n many inst-uices disappear."
Mr. Burrows then quoted front leading
authorities as to the advantage of specific
duties. He added.
"Starving families, clutching for the
last mutsel of food, cmuot be. lulled into
forsetf uluesi ot present misery by the u
uouuesmeut of lowe-- ail valoreuis oa the
necessities of lite. Trampiug tho street,
out of employment, recetvtugalmn lower
nd valorem wilt not heal the wounded
pride of the brave men who uevcr before
were depsn lent upon public charity. The
a'lanug people of this counfv isk iot
lower ait valorem, but work. They jTi
fer high ad valorem, constant employ
ment and abundant wag", to low ad
valorems. idlr-ues and waut."
After showing he growth of tho country
iu recent years, Mr. Burrows concluded r
"Yet, in the face of this magnificent tri
umph, it Is now proposed to cnll a halt if
the industrial intrch, and turn the coiumr
backward over the deserted pathway load
ing to free trade. The command has al
ready been given, and consternation hut
taken pos-esstoti of nil our people. Tin
record of this single year's disistera
stands without a parallel m the history ot
our country. Fifteen thousiud five hun
dred and sixty business failures are re
corded, while seventy-three railways ag
gregating 31.ST8 miles and representing
uutold millions of property. h.nv
gouu into the hands of recehera
and to bankruptcy. Our mines mid
factories aro closed, smokeless chimneys
stand like mouumeut-s above the graves
of dead industries, while au armv of thu
unemployed aro tramping the streets bog
ging tor bread. The record' of thUyear'n
Industrial aud Individual suffering, result
ing Irom this piuposed legislation, will
uover be made up It exceeds the possi
bility of human uilctilatlon. nud 1 Implore,
you to abandon this suicidal policy. IIhto
you not pursued it far enough to be cou
viuced of its disastrous couhequeuces?
"It is no uuger an experiment; it hat
become a public critua. You h ive it w Ithhi
your power to instantly lelievetnls uppall
iugsiiuaiioti. You have only to substi
tute for the pending measure a joint reso
lution deciunitoty of your purpose to
maintain the existing law iu full fore
aud effect during thu coutiuanco of thu
administration, and business activity
would at oucn take the place of busiues
depression. It would arrest the slaughter
of our flocks, open our miues, relight the
fires of our f uruauces, unchain tba wheels
of our industries, start every spindle ntut
loom, whilu whistles and factory belt
would call tho tramplng.starving. million
back from enforced idleness fo profitable
employment, aud the American republic
would leap with a bound to lu accustoiuvd
place iu the van of industrial nalloiH."
Mr. Burrows apoke for almost three
hours. At the conclusion of bis speech
there was a great outburst of Kapubllciit
applause, so loug continued as to call fur.h
a rebuke from the chair.
General Black, ex commissioner of pen
sions, followed, in a speech lu which tit
said that the suffering drplcted by Mr.
Burrows existed after thirty yetrs of law
written bv his own party. 1 he Demo
cratic patty's responsibility for laws cnm
only vith this congresi. Referring to tno
stale of affairs antecedent to the inaugura
tion of tho protective policy, he declared
that no public aud little private indebted
ness ixlsted then.
Mr. lloptcjn concluded the afternoon d
bite. Ho raid Unit tho Wilsou bill w..
certainly an anomaly U neither c hup up
to the standard of tba bold and defiant,
declarations of the party platform nor met.
tuo approval or expectation of the mora
conservative element of the party. As a
reveuuu measure una a coufcied failure.
With the treasury ahnoit depleted and Hit
government marching ou the high road lo
bankruptcy, thu bill null further reiluerd
revenues aud cut off the govern uirut'4
power to met Ils obligations to tbc enor
mous amount of 70,OO0.UOO annually.
'At 5 30 o'clock p. ni. u rccss was takou
till S o'clock p, m.
WASinvOTOS, Jan. i The aenslon ot
the. iseuato today did nut develop thu
Interest anticipated. The consideration of
the federal elections bill was not beun,
according to the program of Mr. Gray, n
no one cemcd prepared to peak, aud,
after a colloquy between Messrs. Chandler
and Gray and Gorman over tho method ot
procedure, tho measure finally went ovr
tintill next Mjn'lay. At that tlni". how
ever, it coma up us uuflulshel ttinlun.
and Mr Gray gave notlc tnt h would
pre ii consideration, reasonably aud
continuously, uutil a vote w reached.
Kven the Hawaiian situation failed to
elicit the debat that wiw promised Air.
Chandltr's resolution, calling for tho
opinion ot th"JudiMary committee as to
the constitutionality and regularity of ths
appointment of Mr. Blount uy the prel
denf. was railed up and pr-j-l for pts-
.sage, but, after Mr Sherman had expr3-
fU the opinion tu.it it passage traum o
dinrespectful to the forclgu rrlntions com
mittee, which is already considering the
iubjct, Mr Chandler, finding hu own
party not a unit in nupport ot bn proposi
tion, promptly withdrew it.
At 1 25 o'clock p ru., the enat went
into fjcrentire eion At 2rJ0 o'clock,
wueu the doors were reopoed, the felerl
elec.Ions bill wa taken up and rel, after
which an adjournment w tkn.
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