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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1886.
TO TARIFF Ql'ESTIOl
(KMSOI'S IULL REPORTED TO
THE HOUSE, -
Arroinpinled bj Reports From Both
the Mjority and Xlnorltjof
' the Committer.
WnixeiTOri, April 12. The foljow
inir in the mij-riiy report ol the Cotn-nntt.-e
pn Wsys nnd Mean, r" P"!
by 01 airman .Morrifon and Mr. Hew
itt, vtbic-h Bccoinpanii'd the Urifl bill
reported to the Hon trday.
Tfc. Majeriry Report.
The rate of doty or tax on impoited
-orla inbject to duty is aa low as 5 on
Some and higher than .20 per cent, on
othf is. The average rate lor the fiscal
year 1885 a little exceeded 47 per cent.,
or J47 ol tax on the $100 worth ol im
ported Rooda. This is the highest rat
paid in any year since 188,nd above
the average rate ol the war period
from 1802 to lStKS.
After quotations from the messaires
Arthur and Cleveland,
etting forth the nectmity tl tariff re
vision, the report continues: "Ihe
Treasury receipts lr the fiscal year
18K', were J32.it 90.70H 38. Ihe io
i-u.uwl VM-flitl is from customs and in'
oriii,! tuiM. thee nrinci pal aourcee ol
revenue lor the months ol the
fm a year 1KKB a'ready F'
over the weipUol the sain i mantles
of luft year, justify the estimates ol
tlit reeeipti l r the present fiscal your,
w ill e xcoii 1335,0 0,1)00, nor may oor
aniMial TreKury receip's be expertd
.pair, to lull below that sum with
out niduced taxation, inasmuch ae
these receipts result chiefly frnrn the
Uir on articles of necessity and
comfort to be consumed in continually
increasluK (juanlities with onr ever
growing p(ipnlation. The expendi
tures lor the fiscal year 18S5, includ
inp pensions and the leual reqnire
Dientsol the public debt, were $306,
8:10,1)70 64. Neither the actual needs
of an economical administration
of the government nor the
palriotie expectations ol the people
Tastily any increase of this enormous
annual surplus to exceed $30,000,000.
The redactions to result irom the pro
posed bill are within this estimated
Burplns and a little exceeds $24,000,000
on the bails cf last year's importa
tions." ltalnrence is maJe ta Secretary Man-
Tiinr'n vlewe. aa expressed In bis first
annnal report, touching the HI effects
of the maintenance ol war duties,
pointing ont inequalities in the pres
ent law and favoring the admission,
Iran nf dntv. of raw matt rials, of which
the report says : "These views of Sec
rntarv Manninn as to the existing con
dition ol the customs service and tariff
taxation are not partisan, bnt in accord
with the views pressed on Congress by
his predecessors. Hecretaries Folaor and
McUulloch. It is the purpose of the
bill, reported to correct some of
the classifications, rid the customs
laws of the complications of which
the Necre.nry complains, and so change
these laws for the better that they
will bo capable of being administered
with impartiality to all our merchants.
The dnt'es intended to be removed
bv the bill are chiefly those which tax
articles UBed by our own manufactur
ers, which now subject tliem to a
hopeless competition at home and
abroad with the manufacturing na
tions. none of which taxes such ma
terials, thus securing markets for the
products for hands now idle for want
of work to do. Home of the materials
npon which great industries are built,
such aa wood, sa't, hemp and wool are
placed on the free list. In the past
twenty years ws have obtained from
taxes on imported wood au amount
leee than $20,0O0,(!O0 to encourago fell
ing onr trees and destroying our for
ests. In a much shorter period , we
have given 35,000,000 acres of
land In the country to encourage the
planting ol other trtwp.. The tax on
imported salt is remitted to those who
catch and trade in fish, and to these
who pack men's for the foreign mar
keta. It is believed this tax aliould be
remitted to all.
Altera century of failure to make
heiiu)Uhnr a prufitublo crop or a stw
ceesful industry through protective
taxation. Imtiier illorts should be
abandoned. For nearly a century,
with only au interval, hemp bus been
protected, and yet its production has
decrttiHcd, because its culture, under
protection, was nnpr.luhlf, while the
consumption of artioW s manufactured
Iron, this and kiudicd fillers has euor-
ruousiy inert ad'ed, until now ihe an
nua' tax on imported hemp, ruanilla
m.! similar libera is several times
greator than the annual value ol all
the hemp rni.'nul in tut I iiited States.
When at the beginning's revenue
wat. found necessary to our national
exigence wool, with everything im
ported, was taxed. From then nntd
now eome qualities of wool have paid
soiu" rate qf duty. For many yearn
Can'' the rate cn iinrniNd wool has
nen more than double that imposed
on othc r products ( the pasture, fiold
and farm. Iiiue other lower tax pro
tfctjd products havo outrun or k,ept
I&rin advance ol the wondious growth
ot our population. Wool protected
double as much as has fallem further
behind. Wool timls it market at
home, and its price is IncrcaHed by a
tax, part of the bur.leu of which must
be borne by the growers of other farm
products, whose surplus in foreign
markets fixes his price at home, asd
to the increase of his wool growing
ne:g':ibor contributes nothing. The
price of wool has been downward tor
many years; it dtclined when the tax
wa highest and protection greatest.
From the statements of the Ohio and
other woDl-growers' associations, it
appears that the ma'ket price of wool
w not three-fourths of the actual coat
of production; that with the existing
pro'ec'ive rales of 10 cents ou the
pound, the price is niill 10 cents be
low ttia price ut which it can bo profit
ably grown in '.he great wool-growing
-if.os of Ohio and Pennsylvania. It
appears, theiefore, that the attempt to
sue wad-growing profitable by the
nee of the t ixing power has not been
saevf mini, while the tax has been the
great national hindrance to the
woolen manufacturing industry,
a well as a nioet griev
oif burden upon all buyers of
woolen clothing. It has been already
si. own by sutements of wool growers
that the wool duty imposed by Oen
Garfield's astociates, successors, and
school of economists did not promote
the growth of sheep husbandry, and
it is proposed to remove It. For the
hut year this duty on imported wool
ws$3,10Viy5!)i). The specific duty
imposed on woolen good", says (ten.
iaitild (treating of tbe Tariff Com
ruibsion scheme), as near as possible
equal 1 the duty put upon the wool
which entered in the manufacture,
wasfll,r)OJ,000. This, with the $3,
lW.'tJo (Hi equivalent duty, is to be
removod, and a duty of 35 per cent.
au valorem on woolen goods, as a pro
tection to the Dianutut tuicis againsi
fan-inn competition, remaius, and will
yield the needed revenue. In some
cf the echedules wherein ra'es are
riropo:ed to be ret need, especially
woolens, flax, hemp, Jute and linens,
the. industries are left with substan
t ally the rarae, if not greater, advant
ages than nnder exUting laws.
Other articles the rates on which
ere to be - reduced, as cotton,
yarns, threads and coareer cotton
cloths and engar, are new dn'iable at
unnecewtrily and nnreaionahly high
rates. These will find compensation
In the burden of taxation sought o be
removod fcr reductions far greater than
any proposed by the bill. We gft
from duties on cotton goods $10,900,
000. The rates on goods from which
we collect 1210.000 of the amount are
slightly reduced, while the rates on
which we collect the $3,800,000 are
unchanged. Bngar, at tbe present low
price, is left st the high but revenue
rate equivalent to 66 per cent At the
present higher rate we collect on sugar
more than one-fourth ol all revenue
derived from customs. With tbs still
existing high, if not unwarrnU'sle,
scale of current ordinary expenditure,
and the one-ball of tbe money obliga
tions o! the lata civil war, yet to be
paid, a high rate of taxation mast be
long maintained, and in submitting
the proposed bill affecting the ccst of
shelter, of part ol the food and of all
the cloihing of the people, it has been
the effort of your committee to adopt
encn rotes ol taxation as will be per
manent, and as will only need to be
disturbed by unforeseen national emer
gency, nnd at the same time exempt
neceeeary articles oi taxation anu
thereby promote domestic industries.
In the hill herewith submitted some
of thei embarrassments suggested by
the Kocrotary of the Treasury (in his
letter to the Hpeaker ol February 10th
IshI) nreought to be removed, and
whatever is iormuiated lor this pur
peso has received his approval, it is
not pretended, however, that the com
mittee has dealt exhaustively with
tlietvila which have exacted the con
demnation both of the mercantile
clamcs and of the officers whose duty
it is to enforce the law. bo long an
the present complicated tariff shall
exmt and duties are imposed more
than 4,000 articles largely subject to
ad valorem rates, these evils will con
tinue. AU H at CoDgresi can do in
the absence of a general revision of
the tuiff with new and simple classi
fications is to provide for each case of
complaint as it arises. In the bill pro
posed the most pressing and promi
nent of the grievances are dealt
with. In addition to tbe
settlement of such controverted
questions, sn attempt has been made
to re.tax the provisions of the law
which Interfered with the freedom of
exchange, mora particularly with ref
erence to the warehousing of goads in
bond and their withdrawal for con
sumption or re-exportation. A pro
vMon has always been inserted for the
allowance of drawbacks to the full ex
tent of duty paid npon any imported
materials which have entered into the
production of articles exported. The
oh j ct of this provision is to remove
an impediment to the growth of our
foreign commerce.
In ordor to release both the
merchants and the custom officers from
annoying exactions and unnecessary
labor it is proposed to abolish all oaths
and fees and to substitute in lieu
theroof.es in other commercial coun
trine, the declaration of tho importer.
but preserving the same penal ies now
imp wa by law tor false statements.
A limitation of $500 bea been ira
posed on the value of wearing apparel
and other property which may be
brought in free of duty bv a passenger,
excepting lounsis arriving in toe
United Elites from abroad. This pro'
vision, taken in connection with the
proposed section making it a crime
either to give or receive any money
for the parsage of baggage through
the custom-house will, it is believed,
bring to an end a great abuse in re
gard to the excessive amounts of bag
gago brought in free in competition
with the merchandise of importers
who have to pay duties.
THE
lb Minor! Ij Roport.
The report of the Republican mi
nority. which has been prepared by
Mr. McKinley of Ohio, begins with the
statement that tbe bill agreed upon
by the majority in a new creation, and
embociifa little matter that was in
eluded in theoriginal bill thatwasintro-
duced by the ot airman, After rec.it
hil' lue various articles which it is
proposed to place npon the Iree l:st,
and the reductions to be made in man
uf act u re el goods, the minority report
says: "The majority assett that in
1885 the average of duty upon import
ed good a littie exceeded 47 percent,
but thiu on;y means that values ami
prices wore unusually low, and fur-
nihhed no justification for this hill
Nothing is more unsound and fallacious
than to RHuuma that a reduction ol du
ties in demanded when an average ad
valorem iu'ea show a high percentage.
In times of business depretpiflon and
low prices the ad valorem correspond
ing wtU the npecitic duties show in
rii'iitmil percentages over periods ef
higher prices, because a given
epeeiih duty iB a larger per
centage of a ,. low value than
it is of a higher.1 There is
no At'ctupt in this bill to equalire
the' duties upon imported goods on
any jiiat principle or to make equita
ble redactions throughout the tantl
lit-t. Ol thirty-one or more articles
dutia'ilcat from 100 to 3)0 percent.,
not one is dealt with in this bill, while
other articles upon which is irnpo.-ed
a duty from 10 to 20 per cent, are cut
down or transferred to the free list.
This bill goes into operation tbe first
of January, 1887, except as to hemp
and llax, winch are exempted nntil
July 1, 1S87. Why these productions
should have six months of license not
ancorded to other Industries equally
deaorving may be manifest to the
majority, but is not surely based upon
any principle of fair play or sound
statesmanship.
The tree list is peculiarly an ansault
npon the agricnltnral interests ol the
country, seeking ont trom the 4000
nrlictitt in tariU thoir leading pro
ducis, 10 oe driven out by ruinous
competition fioui abroad. The metal,
glass, poitsry, sugar, rice and other
important interests affected by the
original bill were given due notice ot
the changes proposed, and had ample
opportunity to make a successful de
fense through their well-organised as
sociations. In this i-onnection the re
I ort says: "The wool-growers ol the
country were le! to believe from tho
bill firt before the committee, that
no adverse action would be had touch
ing their interests. They were, there'
ror, not oeioro tne committee in any
official way, and those who were beard
spoke for the restoration of the duty
or isti7 without dreaming that the in
adequate protection they now enjoyed
wa to beawept from them and their
vat interests lilt to the mercy
of a competith n with' wool-
growers in Australia, New Zea
land and South American States,
where the principal cent ol production
is trie holding required hy ehepberde,
whose labor is cheao, and where fte 1
ing, whether in winter or summe r, does
not euter into tbe cost ol sheep bus
baudry. The first eBort. therklo'e, in
tho direction of free trade is aimed at
the unorgan ted farmers of the coun
try who, removed from the centers ol
trade, busy on their farms and plai t-
tio"S, onused t3 meeting committees
ot Congress and unadvised that their
interests were to be dealt an unfriend
ly blow, they are to be the firet vic
tims of the British policy through the
agency of the Americsu policy. In
1803 the sheep in the United huifs
numbered a liitle over 22,000,0 10. In
1883 the riomber had reached 50,0' -
01)0. In 1800 the clips were 60,2lXi,lX.
In 1883 it reached 320.oOO.(HX). The
duty of 1867, which gave to wool grow
ing its greatest encouragement and in
duced the farmers to increase their
flocks and spend their means lor the
(inert varieties of sheep and lor
their ore, and which made the
American wools tbe beet in
tbe world adapted to all uses of man
ufacture, has added nothing of cost of
ool to the manufacturer or consumer.
On the contrary, it bas been cheap
ened, in io 7 tbe price wai oi cenis,
in 1870 it was 40, in 1875 43 cents.
There has been a steady reduction un
tit now it is so low as to be unprofitable.
The decay of sheep husbandry in the
United States would be a national ca
lamity. It would place our manufact
urers at tbe mercy oi me lorergn pro
ducers. This is an industry that can
not be built np in a day. It bas le
quired years of cost to reach its pres
ent development, and sound policy
demands its encouragement The mi
nority endeavored to meet the reason
able expectations of this large class ol
their fellow-citizens and restore the
duty of 18(17 on wool, but were
prevented by the votes of the
majority, and from the same cause are
unuble to rraintain the rates. We
could not believe that the majority
would take from the dutiable ht-t
wool, which has boen keen kept there
Bince 1824, and which even the free
irade law of Robert J. Walker, framed
in 1884, had not made Iree, but tbe
majority olthe committee has done it
an far aa it can. and nothing remains
lor this great interest wblcb enricues prope
every mate in trie union dui to appeal uivisu
to Uongresa ana to me country io re
nniliutntha work of the committee.
The flax-growers and spinners of
America protest against tbe unjust
and nnraasonab e action of tbe com
mittee in taking flax from the dutiable
list, and convention held in Febru
ary. 1886. declared a reduction of duty
on foreign fibres would be disastrous
to the domestic industry.
The bill roposes to enact the very
niitmnn thit renewal of the Canadian
treaty, the fear of the poesibility tl
which so aroused the indignation of
tha whole Mew England fishery inter
ests without distinction of politics. It
does more it nroooses to give to Can
ada for nothing, what the Dominion is
longing to pay a high price tor. ine
majority view the bill as the first step
towards a reversal of a revenue sys
tem founded by the fathers and tbe
subftitution of the British system ef
tariff for revenue only. The commit
tee have accepted and adopted the
Secretary's political creed. "That the
first duties to be safely Discarded ar
those unon materials used by our
manufacturers." and its free list dis
cards wool, lumber, flax, hemp and
all fibreB. The second step will be to
discard all duties on imported articles,
then at last duties will only be
levied upon articles not produced in
the United States, among which are
tea and coffee, We dissent wholly from
tho dootrine and its conclusions and
insist that the true method of levying
duties upon itnpoiU to raise the reve
nues for the government is to impose
them UDOn the imported articles
which compete with the products of
our own industries and labor ;andwhile
such duties will secure the noccatary
revenues they will at the same time
encourage home productions, create a
home market and furnish employment
lor American workmen without in
creasing the burdens ol the people.
The minority declare the bill la boin
of false sentiment. It is here because
the Democratic paity is in control.
The people of the country are not
asking for it. It is in response to no
public sentiment. In judgment
of tbe minority it will increase rather
tbau uwn.uioii our custom receipt);
that it will answer no sentiment lor a
reduction of the surplus; it will help
no American interest; it will cripple,
if not destroy, all ittouches.
FORTY-MTII CONGRESS.
LABOR QUESTION IX THE
HOUSE.
1 he Indian And District or Columbia
Appropriation Bills Proceed
ings in the Senate.
Bnddeu tiniiK.
II the body receives daily a proper
amount of nutrition, and daily expels
the worn-out parte, health Is the cer
tain com eciuence ; but, by a sudden
change of weather, the pors of the
skin may not perform theiroflice well,
and matters are ratuined which should
have passed off by that avenue. All
ran hps which impede insensible per
solution are fraught with danger, be-
aueo mattera which should have
passed away through the skin are re
turned acaiu into circulation. Brand
reth s 1 ills will remove all impurities,
lioni whatever cause they may come,
curing pain, inflammation and colds
arising from .above caiee in a- lew
hours.
ItrxprvcMl III Vale
I'AHKKKSHI'KCi, W. Va., April 12. A
telegram from St. Marv a suvs that
" . .... . . i . i
Saturday night Nuniiei Kusneii snot
nnd fatally wounded Mike Leaper,
Both men are well-known citizens
t. : tl... !.... f....t.,.. 1 .
who is fiftv-two years of age, induced
Mias Carrie Russell, a girl eleven years
old, to elope with him. The girl s ab
sence was at once discovered bv' her
father, but as there was mi clew to the
course taken by the pair Mr. KimsclJ
was roni muled to await devolopiiienis,
l.ast Saturduy Leaped- returned alone.
Russell soon heard of his presence
and startinl to find him. The two
men met about 8 o clock, when Rus
sell drew a revolver and tired four
shots with the effect noted He was
at once hurried nwevbv friends, and
as yet theolllcers have been unable to
find him.
ltd lent r ItUeitara
Of either sex, however induced,
promptly, thoroughly and permanent
Iv cured. Send 10 cents in stamps for
large illustrated treatise. W orld s I) s-
pensarv Medical Aeeociauon, ino, rata
Main street, Buffa'o, N. Y.
Murder nt Bobbery.
KrhMAurii. Dak.. April 12. Coroner
Carson has returned Irom the Agards
bottoms, where he held an inquest on
the body of Jacques Lejiiie, a French
man about' fifty years old, who was
found brutally murdered in lus siisck.
U'iaie came to this part ol the country
about three years ago with two com
panions, one of whom is now iler-eosed.
and with the other of whom he had
since quarreled. He lad $1000 on
arriving here, and he has been known
not to spend any amount of momy ex
cept for proving up his claim and the
purchase of a yoke of oxen. The de
ceamd was found with his head bruised
and battered with an ax, which was
found in the shack oovored with
blood. Hut little money was found,
and robbery is supposed U have been
the motive of the crime. There1 is no
clew to the perpetrator.
LontHVllla Central.
FBBPAIUC FOB FLOOD.
Foundations, cellar walls and buihK
ngs subject to overtiow enoum m iw
ftrncted with louieviuevjHU"""'
the standard.
Wasiiinotos, A Til 12. liQiue.
Mr. Morrison 111., from the (Jomuiit
tee on Ways and Means, reported a
bill to reduce tariff taxes and to mod
ifff the laws in relation tl the collec
tion of the revenue.and it was referred
to the committee of the whole.
Mr. McKinley O. presented the
views of the minority of tho committee.
Mr. 0 Neil Fa. asked leave to liave
printed in the liecord a protest of em
ployers, representing 47,000 working
men in all the States of the Union,
against a reduction of the tariff.
Jir. OTOrriBOIl lUI.J mui um
protest should be presented through
the petition box.
Mr. Morrison 111 , from the Com
mittee on Rules, reported a resolution
for the appointment ol a select com
mittee of seven members, to bo ap
pointed by the Speaker, to investigate
the causes and extent of the disturbed
conditions now existing in the rela
tions between railroad companies en
gaged in the interstate commerce and
their employes in the States of Illi
nois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and
Texas. The committee shall have
nower to send for persons and papers,
to sit during the sessions of the House
and to visit such places in those States
as may be necessary in order to laciu
tttte the investigation. It shall report
during the present session with suedi
recommendations as it may deem
r to make. Adopted withoutl
Vlbioo. '
Mr. Morrison stated that the bi)t
which had recently passed the Houtf.
known as the abitrution bill, was n
adequato in its provisions. The object
of the pending resolution was to en
able Congress to learn tho facts of the
case, so that it might perfect its legislation.
Mr. Reagan Tex. contended that
Congress had no more power to regu
late eiuesuoiiB arising ueiween cuuj-
mon carriers and their hired laborers
than questions arising between carri
ers and their Lutcuers or grocere.
These were local questions, and tho
fact that one of the pa ties might be
engaged in interstate commerce did
not give uongress jurisuiciion over
the other. The question was whether
a Democratic Jlouse of Representa
tives would deny and repudiate local
self-government, or whether it would
assume thattlu States were no longer
able to execute their tunctions.
Mr. Morgan Mies 1 thought that it
was time the House should dispel the
illusion in the minds of laboring meo,
an Illusion that relief laid in the body
of this House. Relief could not be
found here, or be aided by any legis
lative enactment. It was the duty of
the House to speak at once in order
that the worLiegmen might stop and
pause and consider. Mr. fowderly
stood at the head of a powerful crgan
i.itiou which be endeavored to gov
ern with wis lorn. He had been un
able to do so because his subordinates
had refused to acknowledge his
authority. The workingmeu said
thev wished to a'bitrate. What was
there to arbitrate 7 They said to the
railrcad companies we want employ
meet, and tbe companies raid we do
not want vour service. The men
siid. "We will arbitrate," and the rail
road company answered, "We will not
arbitrate because we QO not want
vou." This was like any other con
tract; when the services of the men
were declined there wai an end to the
transaction, and Congress had no
power to pass a law which would make
a contract lor ine men.
Mr. Randall f Pa 1 ea.d that no mem
ber was more desirous than he of re
striding legislation within constit
tional limits, yet in this case the gov
ernment was intecested in seeing
neace and order prevail instead of dis
content. The resolution had reference
to interstate commerce which was
now interrupted. There was no harm
in the House possessing itself of full
information on the subject.
Mr. Hiscock fN. Y. I was curious to
see bow many gentlemen on me
other side of the House would invoke
the constitution against tbe right of
petition, how many would go on
record againit the 701,000 men who
said thev had wrongs to be redressed
and who asked for the assistance of
CoriEresa.
Mr. Koed Me. said that t-ongress,
like every other legislative bedy, sat
for the hearing and redress oi griev
ances, and in this chsp it was bound to
give the invent gition. aeked for, to
learn what the fact were, and thon to
act upon them, if It turned out that
the facts were sucn as could be acted
upm. He protested against the evil
design in cutting off ot the constitu
tion against every proposition which
was presented in the iious9. ine ef
fect c,f this would be to make a mock-
erv ol the constitution, end to give
point to the jest that the constitution
in the mind of a strict constructionist
was in favor of every bill he wanted,
nnd against every bill he opposed.
Mr. Warner, Ohio, emphasized
thegravityof the occasion -.maintained
that in power other than Congrtes
was ade quite to deal with the subject,
and contended that the proposed in
vestigation came within the provis
ional f the constitution.
Mr. Cuttln, I'ennsylvania, said
that the pnrpese ol the resolution
was to investigate the causes of the
unrett of (lie people. If corporations
had violaWd tke righ's of the hum
blest man in the country, he had a
right to relress, and bad a right to a
hearing before tbie august assembly.
If the mart was wronged, let Congress
understani it, and lay the band
ol the Gvernment on those who
had wrongpd him. If there was not
nnwer in the constitution to redress
the wrong, it was a broken stall.
Mr. Sprmger III regretted that the
gentleman horn Texas (Mr. R-.agn)
should have placed his opposition to
the resolution . on tonstitutional
K-ounds. That Rentlemaii should have
been the list man to oppose a propo
sition which had in view the securing
of valuable information touching inter
state .commerce. Hi" u" "i"
House should not be fritte red away in
discussing constitutional points every
time the rights of the workingmen
were involved. .
The resolution was adopted without
division. -
Under the cill of States afumber
of bills were introduced and referred.
. . ... I 1 ... 1 I - ... Ua pAMmit.
Mr. .Turner ivt.jr m m vumwu
tee on Elections, submitted the report
of that commit teo on the contested
election case of OampbeJl vs. Weaver,
f oiii the Sixth District of Ohio. Or
dered printed.
The District of Columbia appropria
tion bill was then pBssed v.ithont die-
CllfSlOn CI BUOeinmmi wKiiuu..-.-
The House then adjourned.
agreed to, appointing Senator Gibson
of Louisiana to the membership of
the Senate Committee on Commerce
in place of Senator Jones of Florida
during the pr'-sent temporary absence
of the latter Senator from the Senate.
Setnutor Morgan's resolution, recent
ly submitted, relating to the Nicara
gua chims was, nt his request, re
ferred to the Committee on Nicara
gua Claims.
Senator Kidlleberger moved to take
up the resohuion relating to the con
sideration of executive nominations
in opea seftdon. He refused a re
quest to permit the Indian nppro
priatioi bill to bo taken up. and ho
liisistel on the yeas and nays, w;hich
resulted in the defeat of tbe'motion
yeas, j; nays, M. (This vote is not
in aif semse a test of the strength of
the Oeasure, as many of its strongest
advocates, including Senators Piatt,
Tellef, Gibson and Mitchell, voted in
the legative.)
Senator Long eubmitted an addi
tion to his resolution relating to open
executive sessions. The addition re
cite the Senate rules which the reso
lutions propose to amend.
Stnator Piatt asked and obtained
umpiimous consent to address the
Semte after morning business to-mor-roy,
trr support of bis resolution re
lating to open executivo sessions.
the Indian appropriation bill was
thtn taken up, and while it was being
re(d, Mr. Hoar moved that the Senate
pficoeel to the consideration ol execu
tive business
The motion was agreed to, and the
S nate doors were accordingly closed.
When the doors were reopened, the
uvsidiiii: otlicer, Senator HarriM, in
ie i-hair. i aceel neiore ine nenaie as
io "unfinished business" for the
t'ternoon Senator Frye's fisheries reso:
ution.
Senator Frye, by unanimous con
sent, allowed this to go over in
formally in order that consideration
of the Indian appropriation bill might
lie resumed.
On motion of Senator Conger the
Senate then took a recess of twenty
minutes to enable Senators to observe
the nani.de of the Veterans of the
DiBtrictof Columbia, who were cele
brating tho twenty-fifth anniversary
of their muster into the military ser
vice of the Union in 18 il.
At tho expiration of the recess the
Senators returned to the chamber, and
the reading of the Indian nppropna
tir.n hill whh resinned.
On motion of Senator Conger, and
after debate bv Senators Conger,
hniim Dolnh and Plumb, tho amount
of the appropriation for Indian schools
in Alaska was increased irom io,uuu
to S20.000.
Tho b 11 was then passed substan
tially as repor ted from the committee.
and the Konate acijouriien.
Ofvm uOmd. tmt Mldom unrarwl utiitunnrOj: " Im then a nmOj known to th MdScil prnfwrinn lht
Ul ally Uf ttJMiogB peculiar to wonwo who aabjact to Dutmtmm i m mA Ha rwtvlwu ditonmlcrtrf
SCCQS There Is 're'lef toryoil 1t ha be eVffund In' (S?
Read tchnt an eminent phyHrtan hat t tay upon tht mubject: -
I hn derived prtlcnUrlr arrtlWnt reiolf from tbe me of Tomnlino in nw of Dysmenorrhea Jm
the OMe of a U.lr of rhmjm&UC eondieioo. and a ehronio aafferer frum tbie dieeeee. who had beea till lee
elmoat to the verge of ineanity by her nweitlil anflennite . iu action, oae been moot eatiaf actory. ItrelieTeat
iunimrtl, and aha no Daeeea the onee dreaded perioda with Dot little diaconfort. I oonld mentiea
other instances of a eimilar character, but this is a remarkable ease." T. F. FRAZKO, el. A
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EDMUND MoOEHEE.
ST
rani & warn,
API ID
GROCERS
J
369 MAIN ST?. MEMPHI8. TENlff.
The First Sign
Of fulling health, whethor Iu tbe form of
Night Sweats and NcrvouancBS, or In
sense of General 'Weariness and Lose ol
Appetite, should suggest the use of Ayer!
Barnaiiarllb. This preparation to most
effective for giving tone and strengtB
to the enfeebled system, promoting the
digestion and assimilation of food, restor
ing the nervous forces to their normal
condition, and for purifying, enriching,
and vitalizing tbe blood.
Failing Health.
Ten years ago my health began to fal
I was troubled with a distressing Coostl.
Night 8weats, Weakness, and Nervous
ness. I tried various reruoJies prescribed
by different phvsluians, but became so
weak that 1 could not go up stairs with
out stopping to rest. My friends recom.
mended mo to try Ayor's Sarsanarllla.
which I did, and I am now af healthy and
strong as ever. Mrs. K. L. Williams,
Alexandria, ilinn.
I have used Aver's Sarsnjiarilla, In my
family, for Scrofula, and (now, if it s
taken faithfully, that It wll thoroughly
eradicate this terrible discus. I have also
prescribed it as a tunicas ye" R n "Iter,
ative, and must say that I Bonestlv believe
It to be tha best blood ineillcinc ever
compounded. W. F. Fofvler, 1. D. 8.,
M. D., Greenville, Term. -
Dyspepsia Cured.
It would bo Impossible for m to de
eribe what I Buttered from Indigestion
and Headache up to the time 1 began
taking Ayer's SuraapnrUla. 1 was under
tho care of varioin physicians and tried
a great many kinds of medicines, but
never obtained mere than temporary re
lief. After taking Aver's Sarsaparilla for
a short time, my hecdache disappeared,
and my stomach tV: .'formed i: 3 duties more
perfectly. To-Jsv mv healtU is com
pletely restored. Mary Harley, Spring
field, Mass.
T tisvn lieen L'rrntlv benefited bv the
prompt se ot" Aer"s Snrsspurilla. It
tones and Invigcralcs thosyslem, regulates
tbe action of the digestive and assimilative
organs, and vtili.es the hloud. It. Is,
without doubt, tho most reliable blood
purifier vet discovered. U. 1). Johnson,
Sb3 Atlantic inc., Ilruoklyn, N. Y.
Ayer's SarsapariUa,
rassBMl by Dr. .1. ('. Ayer!& Co., Lowell, Mass.
prim ! s els littles, 85.
RELIEF!
1
Fort j Year a Snffcrer from
Catarrh!
WONDERFUL TO RELATE.
3T"iolcl Peas "Waaxteci
AT CRAIG'S SEED STORE,
EED COM
9
Farming Tools, Grass Seed, Garden Seed, Onion
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H. QaslB.
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ruos. Vlsrk.
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Wholesale Grocers, Cotton 3Petoi-
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232 and 234 Front St., Jfiemphis, Tecs.
ijKTWECH ADAMS AHii JKFFKBSOB.
I N RAINEY devotes his whole time to the weighing and sa-e 01 a u voiion niru.
Mr,
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BOABD OF TRUBTBES.
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aXotu. reeId I; sum. f 1W upward, and interest al.o.ed cn .. Semi
annually. . . , nnr,A. and Sai-urities ieneral!y. pay taxes, acta
srWebuy ana seu looisi buriaess reuirinif safe and responsible
J. a. HANDWERKER,
DAVIT) P. HADDEN,
JAMES A. OMBEHU,
KWD. O0LDSM-1TU.
UARDW1G PERES.
"FOR FORTY YB RS I have been a yu
tiin t OATARRU-thrre-lourtfs of the time
a sufferer from EXCRl't'lATlNi PAINS
ACROSS MY FOkKUKAD AND M NOS
TRILS. The dwharicca eere so offensive
that I hesi:ato to mention it. except lorthe
giod It may do some other suffert-r. 1 have
spent a youn tortune from try e:unin
itnrin. mv fit.lv fpln of .utTorinB- to obtJIin
relief Irom the doctors. I have tried patent
medicines every one 1 could learn 01 irom
the r.inr rnrnfm nf the enrCh. wit' no relief.
Ann AT LAST l?7 yearn of anel hnve met
with a reme.ty that has cured ine entiroly
mnile me a npw mm. I weished 12 pound?
and now weiph 146. I used thirteen bottles
of the medicice, and the only reitret I have
I., that hnins in the humble wal ks of li le I
may not have influence to prevail on all ca
tarrh sufferers U ufe what has cured me
(iulna's I'loneer Blood Renewer.
" HENRY CHEVK5,
" So. 267 Second street, Ma4-on, (in.
Mr. Henr Dinv... the writer of the
shove, formerly of Crawford county, now of
Macon. (.. merits the oonfidon of all la
tereitcd in catarrh. . A. H' FF.
" Ex-Myor of Macon.
A SVPtllB
FLESH PROOUCtR & TONIC
(ininn Plone'er Blowel Bcnewer.
Cures all Blood and Skia Diseases, Rhruui.v
t'sm. Sorolula, Old tore. A perfect S-inng
Medicine.
It not in your market, it win he iraraea
onreceipto. price, bmrt'l bottles, fl , lurse.
II To
Kaay on Tiloo.1 and Skis Pisrasu mailed
ml'vUN HEDiriKE C hlPalT.
naren, Sjcortln.
trustees, and. In general, execute any fina
vV6.niVsu drafts. In iioms to suit purchasers, on all parts of Enrope.
W. himrnod the deposit ot valuables, wb.ch a at the
JBffl). WOLUSMITH, Yice-Prcsident
he servlee of
our customere, s-Tex 01 a urKe.
n. p. HAliDES. PresideuU
JAMES K4THAI5. rlilpr.
REC EIVEK'S OFFICE II
Exchange National Bank
KOBI'OLK, VA., Feb. 16,1S.
PROPOSALS will be rt1T3?d,"l!hi-' ol?.
until Saturday, March 27. lS8o, for the
r.ureha. of the hereinafter mentioned prop
erty in its entirety, anu . .... ... -
n&roeis 01 me same .:.
.mrto! ' 11-- a.H rr.ntrtv which
fist, ; ' Ita'ting tm. of -a,, will f$5j
ufon application to the undersirned. The
t reject any and all bid is reserved:
Vis:
ive and valuable property lo
arf.dk and Portsmouth, a..
.. . th. "Se sboard t-oiwin voujrrv..
1. lHWir.. intton and
uiortzes mv , V - , :
l.euv v. u-sv.
of three (3)
other merchandise, and.tbe
.ui. M..it.t. therefor.
'"J" klh x.n.ists
r.'t class improved cotton compresses: two
121 stm S three (3) tranMKrttie
U) steam ,?.,,.,. n-ce.sary to a well
wuiprd establishment of this character.
WI a N
"lu TouTtl, fr.'iew.r.hous.. (m.talreofs)
JvJtV. ma"? thousand, ton. of fertil.-
"tT: LhVrVi and docks, which afford axaple
nm.f.a-orV.iUnah?-?U.t,Th,
fC-arXus. ind dk property in Port,
S"h is about 6H acres, todW with aU it.
Till property, which is fully described i
th. list. ove refe-red to RtPtiT.r.
EALTIIIH WEALIH.-D1. K. O.
Wskt-. Nervs asp BrtAin Tixatuskt.
a guarantee.! .pecillc for Byateria, Disif
nesa. Convulsions", Fits, Nerrom Neural
lia. Headache, Nerc- Prottration, eauseel
by the use of alcohol or tobacoo; Wake
fulness, Mental Impression, Seftening of the
Brain, resulting in insanity and lea.lingto
misery, 1 decay and death; Premature fll
Age, Barrenness, Loss oi Power in either
.- Involuntary Losses and Spermator
rhea, can by over-exertion oi the brain,
self-abnse oroverindolgenoe. Each box eon
tain, cine montb's treatment. II a box, or
ia boxes ior to, sent bv mail prepaid, on
receipt of price. We auarrntce Six Boxes
tecure any ease. With each order reoelyee
by us for six boxes, accompanied with So,
we will send the purchaser our written
guarantee to refund the money if the treat
ment doe' ot effect a cure. Guarantee
issued only bv A RKNilEHT 00., Drot
gists. Memphis. T-t.
IIt. C. SWAIJf,
OAK SECOND ST., MEMPHIS, TENN.,
ZrxO ha. been in this eity i year., treat
ing all disease, of the Rectum aa a Special
ist with uniform success, without the meot
the knife or ligature. Diseases treated.
Constipation, Inflammation, Piles, Reotav
Vloers, Fistula!, Fissures, Polypi, Catarrh,
Mneture, itxcresoences aroana ismmctssi
Prolapsus, Pruitis, fi.morrhags. Spasm ol
the Sphinctua, Chronie Diarrhea and ckronia
disease! generally.
Call and see testimonial..
Consultation free. At borne the seeena
nd fourth we-ke of esch n.Q"th.
A Valuable Patent.
Itia
Tbe nnal.,
iv..nv-nTox. April 12. A ivuolu-
tion. offered by Sen-or Benk, was
1
KAfSI lJi-lts C AtSKS and CV R K.t:
c e who as deaf twsntv-eiKht year
T'at 'd 1 mwt ol the nsted si ecilists.
V- e d y with t bcne6l. tap HiNS.i ri
three months, mi since then hundred. 01
other, by .itiae process. A plain, aimpleand
successful hom treatment. AddroM T. S.
PAUh,ls4thst.,Kew York CUyJ
DuBjj'i (Horwe) CB anJ Vr P1B.
Sen.
aAVINO perfKrted my invention, I wish
o rise it before the public, especially
manufacturers. As a Corn Planter, it is t
perfect sucoessooens the drill, distribute
tk. .uj ..m -fl,-l. nrtiniuren. and cover
the same, tb'retv one man performing the
work of t'nree. Tlie-- have been used m
.hi.Mcti.. tn, .... a do.en years with per
fect ati .faction, tan give respor .ibl testi-
JOHN H- DAMTr.Dancyrtlle,
Haywood county. Team,
1 1 Sam-V Ctssai ess. ateas-a a. a a A Rult .
'aHUVLRTlSINS
A book of 100 rages.
best boot tor '
ad vei tiser to eon-
be he epert-
enced.'or otherwise-
oontam. lists ei
newspapers and estimates o the cost 0 1 aa-
. ' r.. j..tiB.rsllAUI R tO SP404
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"bire for Mm who. will invert on.
vertu
one dj
Sur drid .hou .nd dollar, in advertising. .
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everv TeqnKfem.nt. or cn
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fiv-three
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