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AGREE OE GET OUT.
Th kfi rnative Given the Gov
D EB ATIUG THE EIGHT-EOUR CLAIMS
Blair Declurr That the Workmen Had
to Agrrc to Ignore the Law or Quit
WorM'a Fair Talk in the House Rut
trmoi lli Defends Chicago A Vote
That I C!:nied to Have Settled the
Hali of ee Coinage ThU Session
Washington Citv, Feb. 7. -The senate
yesterday Lad r Ions debate on the bill to
idemuify Kovirmiif nt employee for work
in excess of eiht hours since the eight
hoar law was passed by congress. Mor
rill made a long speech in opposition to
the bill, in which he took general round
against all eiht-hour moves and laws,
and said that the American laborers did
not want shorter hours, but more pay.
Stewart ar-ued in favor of the bill, lie
had been of opinion for nauy years, he
aid, that a reduction of tLe Lours of la
bor would be for the advantage of the
eonntry. Tie believed that the time was
not far distant when it would be unneces
sary for laboring men to work as much as
eight hours a day. '
The Question f Duress.
Sherman said that he would vote for the
fill as it passed the house. He consid
ered it an excellent bill, recognizing, na
it did, the general principle that eight
hours was a fair day's- labor, but not de
nying the ritjiit of men to work more
hours if they chose, and to make con
tracts. Dut where contracts had been
made to work nineor ten hoursaday, why,
he asked, shall not such contracts be ob
served? Spootier remarked that the contracts in
question hail been made under duress.
Sherman denied that there had been any
duress about it, or that American work
men could be forced to enter into con
tracts against their will. The contracts
having lieeu made, he could not ' under
stand why they should not le observed,
unless there were some slight shades of
demagogiiism in the bill.
Very deep shades," Cockrell observed.
Compulsion at the Navy Yards.
Blair said that after the eight-hour law
went into effect the officials of the navy
yards and arsenals informed the workmen
that if they would only work eight hours
a day they would either bo discharged or
their wag-.-s would be diminished accord
ingly. Under that sort of compulsion the
workmen agreed to labor more than eight
hou s n day. The plain facts were known,
and they were that the workmen, in order
to avoid ln-ing turned off signed the agree
ment to work ten hours. The point of
this debate was an amendment by the
senate committee striking out of the
house bill the words "any contract ex
press or implied," the intention being to
make the indemnification absolute with
out regard to contract.
Some Substitute Offered.
The bill refers the claims to the court of
claims, and Ingalls said it was a quibbling
evasion of the whole matter. The inten
tion of congress in passing the eight-hour
Taw was plain and ought to be carried out,
Blair said that if there were no objection
he would move as a substitute for the bill
the one passed by the senate in the last
tongres. Unanimous consent having
baen given, Blair withdrew the committee
amendment and offered as a substitute for
the hoii-e bill the one passe.l by
the senate last congress. It directs
payment of a day's pay for every
eight hours work of government employes
since June. 1NW, when the eight-hour law
ras enacted. The court of claims is to ad
7ist the claims on that basis. Dawes
moved a substitute for that offered by
Blair. It directs the proper accounting
officers of t tie treasury to readjust the ac
counts of government workmen on the
biisis of v'y:it hours for a day's work, and
report the result to congress, Nobody
seems to know how much it will take to
pay thus" claims.
Doing in Senate and House.
Washington-City, Feb. 7. In the sen
te yesterday the naval appropriation bill
was reported. A resolution was adopted
sailing on the president for the correspon
dence in reference to the killing of Gen.
Barrundia. The balance of the session
was occupied in discussion of the eight
hour law, and an agreement reached that
vote shall be taken on the bill to-day.
The house, after some routine business,
went into committee of the whole, Payson
in the chair, on the sundry civil appropria
tion bill. The pending question was the
decision of the chair upon the point of or
der raised against Bland's amendment to
dd a free coinage clause to the bill. The
point of order was that it was not ger
mane to the bill, and the point was sus
tained. An appeal was tabled 134 to 127.
Carter, Townsend of Colorado. Lind, Bar
tine, Turner of Kansas, Kelly, Law, Con
nell, Herman, Sweet, and Clark, Repub
licans, voted with the Democrats against
the ruling, and Andrew, Mutchler, Vaux,
Spinola, Dunphy, Wiley, and Clancy,
Democrats, voted with the Republicans.
The bill was debated for the remainder of
the day, and at 6 p. m. the house took a
recess to 8. A number of private pension
bills were disposed of at the night session.
WORLD'S FAIR DEBATE.
Wrangle In the Ilouae Over the Commis
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. The
World's fair business came up in the
house yesterday over a clause in the sun
dry civil bill appropriating money for the
national commission. Candler, of the
World's fair committee, wanted the
amount reduced and offered an amend
ment cutting down the salaries of the
commission officers about one-half and
providing for other economies. Taylor of
Illinois said this was not a Chicago fair;
not an Illinois fair; It was an interna
tional fair; but - the gentlemen did not
seem to understand that this was a fair to
commemorate the discovery of America.
Adams of Illinois added that the ques
tion involved more than the mere ques
tion of salaries. It involved the character
of the exposition, because it involved the
relation to the exposition of the national
commission appointed for its control.
Ilatterworth to the Reacue.
Grosvenorof Ohio said that he would be
glad if somebody would tell him the ne
cessity for the expenditure carried by the
Butterworth replied (for the delectation
of his colleague) that he desired to im
press npon his hearers the advantage that
would result from the enterprise with
Which congress was dealincr Ha aoataml
ed that congress should not tench this
matter gingerly, with the tips, of its fin
gers. He appealed to gentlemen whether
Chicago had not fulfilled to the letter all the
had promised, and more; whether Illinois
had not met every requirement of the
law. Chicago had raised $11,000,000.
There was not an example of the kind in
history where a city had done as much for
the nation in which it was located, and he
asked for Chicago fair trevtment.
An Exchange of It e torts.
Bntterworth was interrupted by Breck
inridge of Kentucky, by the expression of
hope that if the general could not speak
better on this question than he did on the
tariff he could at least vote better. Laugh
ter). Butt?rworth replied that be had never
known his friend to part company with
his party. If he had, he would find him
self, instead of helping the machinery,
sitting on the fence and watching the
Washi ngton of Tenuessee You never
knew the gentleman to speak against a
measure and vote for it.
Bntterworth No; he would sit silent
and would not even be a witness against
THE FREE COINAGE QUESTION.
Significance of the Vote on Tayson's Hal
ing A Fair Test.
Washington City, Feb. 7. The general
opinion concerning the action of the house
yesterday in sustaining Payson's ruling
against the silver bill is that there will
b no more silver legislation this session.
This vote is considered a fair test of the
strength, of free coinage in the house, and
it is lelieved that the same result will lie
h id if a vote is taken in the lower body on
the senate bilL The Republican senators
Wao are advocates of free coinage, will
not admit that the bill has received its
death blow and they say they are prepared
to make every effort to push the measure
In the face of the unfavorable conditions
The Issue in the Next Campaign.
One of the free coinage senators said to
a United Press representative yesterday
that he considered that those Republicans
in the house favorable to silver legislation
who bad voted to sustain Payson's ruling
had voted as they did in order to keep in
with the administration. "But they will
understand soon enough," said he, "that
they have made a mistake. Free coinage
will be the issue in the next campaign,
and I am sorry to see the Republican
party, in the face of this knowledge, doing
what it has done in the house."
A Warning to Pensioners.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. Assistant
Secretary Bussey has written a letter to
the commissioner of pensions calling at
tention to circulars distributed among
pensioners and claimants by pension at
torneys, informing pensioners that they
caa have their pensions increased, which
he characterizes as unprofessional nd
illegittate methods. The purpose of these
circulars. Bussey says is to create dis
satisfaction among claimants with the
a ijudication of their claims by t!:e proper
onicers oi me department and to awaken
in them groundless expectations of in.
creased allowances, the attorney's evident
object, he says, being to secure compensa-
uu lor aiueiess services.
Effect of the Reciprocity Treaty.
Washington Citv Feb. 7. The Post
publishes several columns of interviews
by telegraph with prominent men in all
the leading cities of the UnitedStat.es in
reference to the probable effect upon trade
and commerce of the United States of the
Brazilian reciprocity agreement. Senti
ment seems generally favorable and the
prevailing expression of opinion is that
the negotiation of this treafv, which will
n- doubt be followed by others of similar
character, will stimulate American manu
factures by creating additional markets
for the surplus products of the United
States of all kinds.
The Report on Oen. K:ioiii.
Washington Cm-, Feb. 7. The special
committee of the lions? that investigated
the charges egaiut Gen. iiauiu. tiie com
missioner of pensions, has completed its
report of the inquiry and Representative
Morrill, the chairman of the committee,
submitted it to the house to-day. The re
port was atrreed to by the three Repub
lican members of the committee and a
minority report will be signed by the
Democratic members of the committee.
The majority report entirely acquits liaum
of all the charges.
Cashier Donald Aain.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. The only
witness examined by the silver pool com
mittee yesterday was Cashier Donald, of
the Hanover bank, New York. He denied
every statement Owenby made, especially
the important one that he had shown
Owenby a letter containing names of con
gressmen interested in a silver pool, or
bank books containing similar names. The
letter referred to was one requesting the
views of senators on the bank redemption
The l'ostoilice Appropriation.
Washington Cm, Feb. 7. The com
mittee on postofliees and post roads re
ported to the house yesterday the post
office appropriation bill for the next fiscal
year. The bill carries an appropriation of
$77,384,000, an increase of ',1.tS,0i)0 over
the bill for the currant, fiscal year, aud
$101,000 less that the estimates submitted
by the department.
A Machine for Kock Island Arsenal.
Washington City, Feb. 7. Senator
Cullom yester lay introduced a bill to ap
propriate $300,000 for the purchase of a
testing machine, foi compressing aud ten
sion, to be used at the Rock 1UhihI, Ills.,
A COLORED EDITOR'S !DZA.
He Wants the Treasury Portfolio to o t.
One of His llace.
Boston, Feb. 7. The Boston Courant,
the organ of the colored people in this
city, contains an editorial urging the pres
ident to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Secretary Wlndom by the ap
pointment of a colored man as secretary
of the treasury. Hon. B. K. Bruce. John
M. Langston, ex-Congressman Lynch,
Hon. Frederick Douglass and Recorder
James M. Townsend am named as col
ored men amply qualified to fill the posi
tion. The editorial says: "Was not the
Hon. Benjamin Harrison elected solely
by black men? It is conceded on all hands
that he was. Even the president himself
admits it. In view of these indisputable
facts a cabinet position is not at all too
large a gift for the president to bestow
npon the faithful colored Republicans
who made him head o the nation."
A PITIABLE STORY.
Told in a New. York City Police
A ACHATS WE0NG3 AND MISEELE3.
Governor Peck, of Wisconsin, has signed
the bill repealing the Bennett law.
A Conrtii g Tete-a-T-te Interrupted in a
Startling Manner What the Young
Woman Found on the Vestibule Floor
The Suflering of a Deserted Wife and
Mother in a threat City Graphically and
ratheth ally N rr.it fd.
New Yt HK, Feb. 7. Wednesday even
ing ayouag woman was sitting in the
parlor of Mrs. Klizabefh S. rout's house,
149 West Thirtieth street. She was enter
taining a young man who had called. She
heard son.e one comiug up the stone stents
outside, aid thinking it was her father
hurried cut ito the hall to surprise him
as soon as he opened the door. She saw a
shadow or the glass of the door, and knew
that some person was standing in the ves
tibule made by the storm doors. The
shadow vanished and there was a sound of
footsteps t astily descending the steps. The
young wo:nan o;ened the doors a ad saw a
woman running across the street.
E ft a Bub j on the Floor.
As she saw this she heard a faiat cry
from the floor of the vestibule. She looked
down, and there lay a bundle with a baby'a
face sticking out of it. The cry came from
the baby. The young woman called out
the young man who was visiting her, and
pointing o it the running, said: "She left
this baby." The calk-r had no difficulty
in overtaking the woman, who ran slo,wly
and stopping as though she were weak
and in pain. He caught her by the arm
and made her come back. Then Police
man Warner was called. The woman
stood by with her head drooped upon her
bosom and her arms folded tightly. She
neither spjke nor wept. She was mistr
ably clad and shivered from the chill of
the cold night.
The roor Mother's Story.
Warner put the baby in her arms and
she hugged it tightly and kissed it, pull
ing the old shawl in which it was wrapped
more closely around it. Then they no
ticed that t he woman had no other shawL
Warner took her to the statto i house and
she sat down near the stove, rocking the
baby softly and muttering to herself.
Through an interpreter she told her story,
or a part of it, for she was not quite in her
right mind and was also afraid to talk.
She said that her name was Marguerite
Schmidt, and that several years ago she
came to this country with her husband,
who was a laborer. Things did not go
well with tiiem.and her husband bad aard
work supporting her and her little hoy.
Several months ago she found that she
would soon lie a m.ither again.
Deserted in Hrr Hoar of ed.
Four moriths ago he left her one di y,
and never returned. She did not know
what had lieconie of him. She supported
herself and the little boy as well as she
could, but after two months she had no
more work and no more money. She left
the last miserable lodging place in which
she bud purchased shelter, and began to
wander abrut the streets. Sometimes she
and her little boy slept in doorways, some
times in cellars, or in the shadow of piles
of boxes and merchandise. The time of
her confinement came on, and she looked
about for a place to leave her little loy
while she gtve birth to another infant to
add to her misery and to le utterly
wretched i self. She finally found some
people who were willing to look after her
boy for a fe w days.
i;ii n in a Damp Cellar.
Then she went out to look for a place
for herself and the chil l that was to lie.
But she kt ew no English and she asked
only fit the houses of the very poor, a. d
generally they li,l not understand what
s!ie wanted. On Sunday afternoon she
was allowi d to go into a dark and damp
cellar in Ti iriy-niuth street, where no one
could live. On Sunday evening she lay in
this drt-ary underground hole and a uew
human lieu g came into the world. It is
thought ti at she was unattended. The
Borrow and the suffering weakened her
mind as well as her body, and she was
unable to move for a day or two.
Would Leave Her Baby to bod.
Some one from the tenement above
brought her snme food. On Wednesday
she sat up nn.l gat hering her senses to
gether, thought it all out while the little
one lay in Iter lap asleep, and not in the
least worrie 1 liecause of its being born in a
cellar. She deti led that she would leave
the child on someone of the many door
steps of lux ury, or at least of comfort. bI
thought the good God would take care of
my baby," she said. So in the evening she
went out and put the little on the door
step and fiurried away.
Jent to Prison with Her Cube.
She was t.iken to the Jefferson Market
police court Thursday morning and held
for trial under if l.OK) "bonds for abandon
ing l.er infant. She is now in the Jeffer
son Market prison with her babe in her
arms. The matron .says she is out of her
mind. Hi sits and mutters and watches
the baby atd talks to it in Germau all
day. Tiie fcocioty officers hope to find the
little l oy.
To Colonize Russian Jews.
San Francisco, Feb. 7. An interna
tional society for the colonization of Rus
sian .Tew, bus been incorporated here un
der the laws of t he sfcite with a capital
of tl,00ij,0ix-, divided into 200,000 shares
at t5 per p Hire. The society will pur
chase a tra ?r. of land and locate the col
ony of Itu.-sian Jews on it. Settlers will
be given tue land, stock and implements,
together w:th advances until the land
produces re , urns. A mortgage on the
land will be t-akeu, but the payments will
be on very eiay terra. The directors of
the corporation are among the wealthiest
Jewish merchants of San Francisco and
other cities t.f the state.
Ketir ment of a Base RallUt.
Chicago. Vb. 7. Edward Williamson,
the noted base ball player, has uc tdte
retire from the diamond and go into busi
ness. For several years he has found it
difficult eacL spring to get into condition,
owing to his tendency to corpulency, and
he has finally wearied of the task.
Settled by Arbitration.
Belleville, Ills., Feb. ".The strike
of coal mineis in the Belleville district hiaa
been bettled by arbitration. Two cent
per bushel is what the miners demanded,
but when they were offered a unilorin rate
of l?i cents they agreed to return to
Three ineii went down with the falling
bridge of trie Ijouisviile and Nashville
railway over the Coosa river in Alabama
T jurat! ay u;hl aud one was killed.
We have just received the first shipment of onr new stock of
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