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What Was Done in Congress in
THE EK0EM0U8 AMOUUT ASKED FOE
fli!l Appropriating Over 76,000,000
Referred to the Home Committer and
the Sum Cnt to S13.17t.639 Compar
ison with the Preceding Cong-rest An
ITaolHcInl Notification That Blair Will
Sot Do for MinUter to China The
Washington C'lTr. March 7. During
the early part of congress the work of the
house committee oa public building) and
grounds was the subject of much d is ens -sitm
in the halls of the Capitol and in the
press of the country, and the opinio a was
freely expressed that the appropriations
they were making for public buildings
would bankrupt the government. The
follow ing statement prepared by Ilepre
tentative Millikcn, of Maiue, chairman of
the committee, shows the work of the
committee during the entire congress:
Kour hundred and eleven house bills for
the erection of new public building, and
for the completion or extension of build
iugs now in progress of construction,
were referred to the committee, ask
ius; appropriations amounting to $76,
K$,G25; cf the bills reported from the
committee ninety-three passed the house,
Intrixinned in the Senate.
One hundred and twenty-nins senate
bills were referred to the committee, ask
in;: appropriations amounting to 3),122,
100. In mast cases these bills were for
buildings at places for which houso bills
..f a smilar nature had been iutrouueed.
Of these senate bills eighty five were re -ported
to the house with amendments re
ducing the appropriations to amounts to
correspond with amounts reporfcjd in
house bills. The eighty-five, as they came
from the senate, asked an aggregate ap
propriation of $24,640,000. As reported by
the committee that amount was reluced
to $14,203,039. Of the bills passed eighty
litre were approved by the president, ap
propriating $12,171,639, and four vetoed,
The Committee's Tolicy.
The committee this session has 'h;td be
fore it a larger number of bills, involving
a much larger appropriation, than have
been referred to it in any congress since
the organization of the government. The
polity of the committee has been to pro
vide for buildings at a larger numlier of
places and limit the appropriation In
the Fiftieth congress but forty-seven pub
lic building bills became law, appropriat
es fiv,no,.vw, wnne tnis congress pro
vided for eighty-five buildings, and only
exceeded the appropriation of the Fiftieth
congress by about ?l,6'J0,639.
WILL HAVE NONE OF BLAIR.
John Chinaman Is Down on the
"Washington- Citt. March 7. The great
American firm of Russell & Co., which,
controls the transportation lines on Chi
nese rivers, his cabled the secretary of
state that the appointment of Mr. Blair
to be minister to China will not be accept
able to the Chinese government. In this
connection it is learned that although the
Chinese government has not had any
oflicial communication with the Amer
ican government on the subject, it
will, upon Mr. Blair's arrival
at court, decline to receive him.
According to diplomatic usage it cannot
oppose objections to a minister before bis
arrival. The objections to Mr. Blair are
probably founded upon his declaration
roucerning the policy of exclusion. Sept.
. JSS, be made a speech in whish he
likened Ah Sin to a pestilence, and said
that the United States should treat .him
I ke one in order to keep him out, if it was
Moody and Pierce To Be Jndffr.
Washikgtox Citt. March, 7. It is
learned that the president has decided to
appoint ex-Senators Moody and Pierce to
district judgeships. Each would like one
of the newly created circuit judgeships,
but will not be tendered them, as thi pres
ident will expect them to be satisfie 1 with
the territorial assignments.
Republicans YFill Make a Statement.
Washington Cm-. March 7. The Re
publicans will soon have ready for publi
cation a statement giving the total
amount of appropriations made ty the
party at the last session, with a detailed
exhibit of separate items, showing their
purposes and defending them.
Koch's Lymph la Dutiable.
WAsniNGTOV Citt. March 7 The treas
ury department has reaffirmed its de
cision that Koch's lymph is dutia ble at
the rate of 25 per cent, ad valorem.
That Alleged White Slavery.
New York, March 7. The editor of the
uotiemian paper. The Voice of the People,
has received a letter from a staff corre
spondent who went to Elkhorn, V. Vs., a
fewdays ago to investigate thastory of the
seven Bohemian railroad laborers held in
bondage at Purcell's camp Ko. 2.
This is an extract: "I consulted the judge
of this district and sent for Contractor
Purcell, who made his appearancs. He
denied that he used his men as slaves.
The case will be taken before the ccurtsof
Elkhorn. When Purcell heard that pro
ceedings would be begun against him he
quickly removed his slaves beyond the
boundary into Ohio."
Arsenic in the Coffee.
Mount Sterling, Ky., March 7. Will
iam Fergnson, aged 78, one of tht most
respectable farmers in this county, and
hia son-in law, B. C. Watts, died yester
day from poisoning, and Miss Grace Boyd,
the granddaughter of Mr. Fergusoi, is at
the point of death from the same cause.
The physicians in attendance call .'d in a
chemist, who found arsenic in the coffee
pot. It had evidently been placed there
during the night, as the door of the cook
house was unlocked.
Labor on the World' Fair.
Chicago. March 7. The World's fair di
rectory has agreed to two propositions
made by the labor unions of this city one
that the day's labor shall be eight hours,
and another that disputes shall be settled
by arbitration. The unions also w tnt un
ion labor employed as far as it can be ob
tained, a minimum wages of $1.50 per day
for common labor, and several other con
cessions. Robert Lindsay Antrobus, a partner
in the London banking house of Coutts
& Co., committed suicide Thursday
THE ILLINOIS SENATORSHIP.
Tltat Invincible Five ItepablicansContia
" nes Obstinate.
Springfield, III., March . Bills were
introduced in the senata yesterday: Pro
viding forcounty uniformity of text-books;
reducing county officers' salaries; giving
autioneen 1) per cent, of the proceeds of
administration sales; reducing the salar
ies of circuit judges from t3,500 to 12,500;
preventing fraud in racing; allowing
aliens to acquire property; providing a
penalty for vinegar adulteration; revising
the building and loan association laws
generally; providing for the payment of
one-half cf the saloou license money into
the county treasury. The house bill giv
ing legislative "absent to the payment of
money by the government to the state for
the benefit of the State university passed
by a vote of 4ii to 1.
Ia the house Caldwell's interest bill was
discussed, and a long debate ensued in
which O'Connell attacked Speaker Crafts
lor not appointing the standing commit
tees. The motion to order tha bill to sec
ond reading was ponding at adjourn
ment. No Senator Elected Yet.
In spite of the work of the state com mi t
t?1TLurdy there were still five "invin
cibles" on the Republican side in the joint
session, and in spite of the alleged ulti
matum of the F. M. B. A. men. a truce
was declared until Tuesday when the ses
sion ad journed. Six ballots were taken,
Streeter's highest vote being 9 and at
the end of the 150th ballot the Democrats
moved to adjourn, while the Republicans
opposed it. Some R-.-publicans and Cock
rell aud Moore voted aye and carried the
I-'S;i!:ttioii in Winin.
Mammon', Wis., March 7. -Governor
Peck sent his first veto message to the
house yesterday, withholding his signa
ture from the bill conveying to the United
States the site for a public building in
Sheboygan. The senate concurred in the
assembly bill giving married women at
torneys the right to be court commission
ers, assignees, and receivers in bankruptcy.
In the assembly the senate bill increasing
the fund of the state university $50,000 per
annum was concurred in by a unanimous
vote. Taylor's bill repealing the law
which prohibits aliens from acquiring
more than 330 acres of land in the state
was indefinitely postponed. The joint reso
lution amending the state constitution re
quiring all bills to be filed with the secre
tary of state a month prior to the meeting
of the legislature was laid on the table.
Raised Wolves for Their Scalp.
St. Paul, Minn., March?. The legisla
tive committee on public accounts yester
day unearthed a singulur fraud. The
state pays $T bounty for every gray wolf
scalp, and in the past year the total boun
ties paid amounted to $25,000. An inves
tigation developed the fact that in sev
eral northern counties a regular wolf
raising industry existed. Wolves were
bred, and at $5 per scalp proved very
One Legislature Get Through.
Bismarck, N. D., March 7. The North
Dakota legislature has finished its labors
and adjourned sine die last night The
house got through with all business yes
terday before dark, but tho senate had a
number of bills yet unacted upon, and the
house remained in session until it fin
ished. Resubmission and woman suffrage
Intereitting to Von Der Ahe.
Jefferson- Crrr, Mo.. March 7. In the
house yesterday a bill was introduced by
Representative Ernest, of Camden county,
prohibiting base ball playing on Sundays,
and making it a misdemeanor punishable
by a fine of $200.
WHY BLAKE KEPT HIS TENT.
The Canadian Liberal Leader Opposed to
His Party Cliicr Issue.
Toronto, Ont., March 7. Hon. Edward
Blake, formeriy leader of the Liberal par
ty, wrote a letter Feb. C to a convention of
his party, which was not published until
yesterday, because of the influence it
might have had on the vote Thursday. In
ithe says that the reason he did not take
an active part in the campaign was that
he could not ind rse unrestricted reci
procity with the United States because
of it tendency to annexation, and to
greater isolation and divergency from
The Feeling in the United State.
There is, he says, an underlying feeling
in the United States, latent it may be and
inactive, half unconscious and unformu
lated; disguised in some quarters, doubt
ed, deprecated or repudiated in others;
likely, perhaps, to be favored rather by
Republicans than by Democrats yet real,
deep-seated and widespread that some
day, sooner or later, a political reorganize
tion of the continent should and must
take place, not oy force, but by the free
consent of its inhabitants. This matter
he says, the Canadian public is not ready
to difcuss fairly and candidly.
Mac Donald Has 24 Majority.
Toronto, Ont, March 7. Returns are
all in with the exception of three seats
where elections will be held later. Re
turns received late yesterday afternoon
give several seats to the government that
were reported as going Liberal. One of
these is Richmond and Wolfe, where the
Hon. Wilfrid Laurier, Liberal leader, was
reported Thursday night to have been
elected. Laurier does not lose his seat,
having been returned last week by accla
mation for East Quebec. The government
majority is 24.
Sir John Is Unable to Cheer.
OTTAWA, Ont. March 7. Sir John Mao
Donald wis completely exhausted yester
day. He has been inundated with con
gratulatory telegrams from all quarters.
He has utterly lost his voice, the effect of
his campaign tour. Sir John estimates
his majority in the new house on a di
vision at between 30 and 35.
Drowned in a Ducket of Water.
South Bethlehem, Pa., March 7. The
2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Ludwig Babul
fell from its crib Thursday night into a
bucket of water and was drowned. A
similar death occurred about a year ago
in the same family. The authorities are
investigating the case.
Wisconsin Soldiers' Home.
Madisox, Wis., March 7. Humphrey J.
Desmond roused the old soldiers in the
house when he moved to placa the Wau
paca Soldiers' home under control of the
prison board. A stormy time ensued, the
motion was defeated and the bill appropri
ating $50,000 for the home advanced to
The loss occasioned by the recent
floods in Arizona is estimated at $1,-000,000.
THE AltGUS. SATURDAY; MARCH. 7.
TWO MEN FATALLY HUrT.
Aad a Terrific Explosion of Powder Nar
Pottsville, Pa., March 7.-Yestcrday
there was a terrible explosion at IL A.
Weldy's powder work, near Tamaqua,
which caused a conflagration and great
excitement in that city, as a more terrific
explosion was apprehended, owing to the
p.wder houses being only a short distance
Iroru the engine room where the explosion
occurred. The explosion was caused by
the bursting of the flywheel, and the
building was burned to the ground. The
powder buildings were saved after a long
struggle. John Kepler and Jeremiah
Long, two employes, wen injured so badly
by flying debris that they cannot recover.
Secretary Proctor has authorized the
enlistment of 2.000 Indians for the army.
Friday the treasury purchase I SJTC.OiM
ounces of silver at prices ranging from
$0.JS3 to 0.0S.J ier ounce.
An importer of tea estimates the pica
ent crop to be 27,000,iXX pounds shun.
An advance in price is predicted.
Business failures in the United Stat
for the week ended Friday were 235; for
the corresponding week in ISM, 233.
Argentina merchants have arranged to
loau t heir government $20,000,000 to tide
it over its prj-ent financial difficulties.
James W. Ellsworth, of Chicago, Thurs
d ty purchased for $14,800 a Guteulerg Bi
ble at the Brayton Ives book sale in Xew
James Blake, on trial at Chicago for
robU-ry, declined to plead guilty and take
oue year in the "peu" and the jury g,v;
him eight year.
A biil has !en introduced in the Min
nesota legislature prohibiting the appear
ance of females on any public stage
dr-s."l in tights.
Turlington, the nuirdererof SherifT.Cran
nijr, was hanged Friday at Booueville,
;lo , and Reeves, a colored felon was ex
ecuted at New Castle, Del.
Near Ellis, Kan., Thursday, the body
of a sheep herder, frozen to death in
the recent blizzard, was found. The
body had been nearly devoured by coy
otes. Government revenue officers have re
ccntly made a raid on the illicit whisky
distillers in Alabama and Florida, mak
ing thirty arrests and destroying thirty
Rev. Robert Hopkins, D. D., the last
snrvivorof the original members of the
High Conference Methodist Episcopal
church, died suddenly Tuesday at Puts
Lurg, Pa., nged 92 years.
Chicago workingracn are preparing for
the regular spring strikes. The carpen
ters and plasterers say they will insist on
aa increase of wages, and the employers
declare that t hey will not grant the same.
Second Lieutenant T. J. Watkins, one
of the few cflicers of the United Elates
army who have worked up from the ranks,
has lxen dropped from the rtlls as a de
serter, he having overdrawn his account
five or six times. This is the only punish
ment provided for such cases in the army,
but the private citizens whom he has in
duced to cash his drafts can have him ar
rested. Cardinal Mrwman's Will.
London. March 7. The late Cardinal
Newman in his will bequeathed all of his
manuscripts and copyrights of his books
to Rev. Mr. Neville, his real and house
hold property to Kev. Mr. Tollen, and the
whole of the residue of his possessions to
Messrs. Neville, Pollen, and Bcllasis, all
of whom are connected with the Edgebas
ton oratory. The entire value of the late
cardinal's estate is 3,574.
A Hail and Water ttoute.
Omaha, Neb., March 7. Traffic Mana
ger Shelby, of the Great Northern, and
Traffic Manager Mahouy, of the Sioux
City nnd Northern, have been here for
two days aud have made arrangements
whereby the former line goes into Omaha
over the latter and forms a rail aud watr
route between Omaha and Buffalo, N. Y.,
and intends to compete with all rail
Died at the Gambling Table.
Monte Carlo, March 7. An Euglish
physiciau named Seegart, who has lately
been winning enormous sums at the gam
ing tables here, while eugrossed in play
Thursday was attacked by apoplexy, and
died at the table.
The Weather We May Eipcct.
WabhisotomCitv. March 7. Tho following
are the weather indications for twenty-four
hours from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Iowa
Fair, lightly warmer weather: winds
becoming southeasterly. For Indiana and Illi
nois -Fair weather Saturday; slightly cooler;
variable winds. For Michigan and Wisconsin
Light rain or snow, no change in temperature,
except slightly warmer by Sunday in Wiscon
sin and Upper Michigan; variable winds.
Chicago. March 6.
The quotations on the board of trade to-day
were as follows: Wheat No. S March, opened
fRC cloned SWVic; May, opened closed
$1.1: July, opened WC closed MVc. Corn
Ko. 2 March, opened 67c closed 6BJc: May.
opened 58c, cloned 5Slc; July, opened STc.
cloned 577c Oata No. 2 May, opened 19ic
closed &ht: June, opened , cloned 4!ac;
July, oiened i jl4 clcmed 4uSc. Pork March,
opened and cloned 3.75; May, opened J1C.IM,
cloned &10.1K; July, opened $100 ckmnd
$10.37. Lard-March. oiwned SS.70, closed
Live stock Folio wins wore the prices at the
Union stock yard: Hogs Market opened
active and Orin. prioea U&lOo higher: lifrht
grades, J3.3i3J.50; rough packing, $3.4033.45;
mixed lots, $a454ia50; heavy packing aud
shipping lots. S3 &U3.75; pigs, $2.003.40.
Cattle Bees utmra. iafxV&S.fi; stockera and
foeders, $2 .75; cows and bulla, $X2SH-U):
calves. $J.&iiwi.OO. Shoep Trade rood; $3,853
6-50; lambs, $5.K (6.50.
Produce: Battor Fancy separator, SHjiXic
per lb; dairies, fancy fresh, 2&127e; packing
stocks, frwh, IS 18c Eggs Fresh candied,
loss off. ltfH&l'o per doz. Dressed poultry
Chickens. 106&lia per lb; Toasters, 6c; docks.
ISSXtc; turkeys, mixod lota, 10&12c; choice hen
turkeys. Utf5U4e; geese, 7ilte. Potatoes
White Sose, Jaic par ba for seed: Hebron.
K4$jc; Feorless, SW(rflu; Barbanks, iLttA&l.Ol;
Early Ohio seed. tL4U&L5(l. Sweet potatoes
Jerseys, $3.0043.5(1 Apples -Cooking. S3.U03
4.00 per boh eating. RUiOO; choice, l&tta
4.50. Cranberries Ball and cherry. So.00J8.5J;
betl and busUw. flO OOdll.UO.
New York. March
Wheat-No. 2 red winter cash, iL13;
do March. SLUl; .do May. S1UH; do June.
JL0KJ4. Corn -No. 2 mixed .cash. 684 r- da
May. (Mgc; do Jane, Ctc; do July, V. Oats
Iull but steady: No. 2 mixod cash.67ic; do
May, Kfic; do July, 644c ByeNominaL
Barley Nominal Pork lull: mesa, tl0&v(
11.53 for new. Lard-Quiet: May, $0.14; July.
Live Stork: Cattle Trading dull aud slow
in all grades; poorest to best native steers
$4.4J6.0J V IO fcs; Texans, 4.40; bolls and
dry cuwa, il WiUS. Sheep and Lambs
Sheep, firm and a shade highur; lambs, steady
sheep, S5.UUOfi.37, V 1J0 lambs, .0aT.aa
Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs, $3.40L3.K
Let's reason together.
. Here's a firm, one of the
largest the country over, the
world over ; it has grown, step
by step, through the years to
greatness and it sells patent
medicines ! ugh !
Wait a little
This firm pays the news
papers good money (expen
sive work, this advertising!)
to tell the people that they
have faith in what they sell,
so rmuh faith that if they can't
benefit or cure they don't want
your money. Their guarantee
is not indefinite and relative,
but definite and absolute if
the medicine doesn't help,
your money is "on call."
Suppose every sick man
and every feeble woman tried
these medicines and found
them worthless, who would be
the loser, you or they ?
The medicines arc Doctor
Pierce's "Golden Medical Dis
covery," for blood diseases,
and his " Favorite Prescrip
tion," for woman's peculiar ilk.
If they help toward health,
they cost $1.00 a bottle
each! If they don't, tluy
r Ecrws, Cattle, aacp. Zoo. &o,
500 Pag Baek on Treatment af AalssaU
aaa Chart eat Free.
A. A.lOalaal Mraiacltls, Milk Fever.
B. B. iraiaa. Limrir, Kheaoiatiaau
r.C. ntMemarr, fcaaal Diarbargea.
I.I Bala ar :raha. Warm.
K.K- CaBcha. Meavea, lBeas9ala.
l-.F. Oalie ar .ria. Bellyache.
!:!. M,"rrriae llratrrkafM.
ji.U. Jrlaary aa Hilary IMaeaaea.
l.I.-Erintie Di-eaaea. Milt.
JK-LLseaaraar DigraUaa, Paralyaia.
Elngle Bottle (over 90 doacst, - . .99
tlakle Can, with Kpnrlflra, Manual
runnary Cure OU and KeOcatur. 7.M
Jar rtrriaary Care Oil. . . t.OO
Sold by Diaiislsls; or Sent Prepaid anywhere
tndiaany aaaahty oa Baoaipt ol Fnc.
HTTMPHMTS' MEDICINE CO,
Corner William and Jeba Sta-, V rw York.
SPECIFIC No ti
inuaairrus. i am oc.y wccwfji wagay toe
Herrous Debility, Vital Weakness.
and ProMjmtioB. from m-work or otbrr cap .a.
1 rr nxL or t nmt sod Um rwl t"xWlor av
8ou ar Trw)rjrrv or f-vt rxwtrvid ca rwrltit
of price. HUMPH R ITS MEDiCIKS CO..
Oor. William and Joaz. Eta, 27. Y.
The Carpenters will begin to lower our floor
on Tuesday, March 10, 1891, therefore we
shall move into 1625, right opposite our old
stand, for the next four weeks, where we
shall be pleased to show our Spring stock of
THE MOLINE WAGON.
Manolacturers ol FARM, SPRING ana FREIGHT WAGOHS
sppUcaUoa. e ta MOUNI WA(!C Defer mr.
DAVIS & CO,
A eampleta stack a
Pipe, Brass Goods, Pocking,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sola AfraU for
OEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS.
W raaraa'a wry one perfect, aad ami ana Ol pa,
Twrstf esy trial, u responsible paruea.
Bafet? netting Doilm tad Cootractori for
fumiahlag ud lajia Water, ui
171 J PlBflT ATK,
Rock Ixlaad. IUno.
TAepaotn HO. Besldeac Telepfesa 100.
Goods received by
CALL AND SXAMETE.
1625 Sooond Avenue.