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PRINCIPLE Not Party Men * VOL- i. OUR WASHINGTON CITY LETTER. FUOM OUK REGULAR Cokkespondknt. CONGRESS IN SESSION—A NEW CURRENCY PROPOSED — CARLISLE LIKELY TO BE REMOVED—ALLISON _. , TALKED OF AS THE REPUBLICAN NOM INEE IN 1896—BOOMING THE STATE HOOD OF OKLAHOMA. Washington, Jan, 4, 1894. Congress is agaiu in session, al though there are many empty seats in both Hmtsfc and Senate. The debate on the currency bill has been resnmed in the Honse, bnt the majority do not seem to regard it with any more enthusiasm than they did before the recess. All sorts of propositions for changes in the bill and for entirely new bills are being privately discussed, but nothing has been decided upon and there is little in sight to indicate when anything will be decided up- The most important of the pro posed changes is one for a new bill, whidi is being engineered by a few iulmmistration men and tacitly, if not openly, endorsed* by many re publicans. It provides for the is -lue of $300,000,000 in 2\ percent bonds, to be used for the retirement «>t the Treasury notes and green backs: also, that these bonds may te used as a basis for currency to jje issued by both National and £tate banks. It is claimed by those who are behind this idea that President Cleveland stands r -ady to approve- k, if it can l>e passed. Needless to say that the ultra silver men will light this idea 10 the last ditch. They regard it ,ls a scheme to give the National banks a new lease of life. The reassembling of Congress * accompanied by two sensation al stovies. One that President welaud had about made up his •aind to send a special message to n gress, appealing to the patrot -ISIU°f Members and asking that a attempt be made to *wpt some legislation that will re teve the Treasury, and the other the syndicate of bankers which THE WEEKLY DAWN. OUR MOTTO: KEEP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. ELLENSBURG, WASH bought that last bond issue had sent one of their unniber here to «»k that the President remove Car lilse, for having broken faith with the bankers and for demonstrated incapacity. The last storv may be heard from in Congress, as there are people who would like to know something about a bargain made between the Secretary of the Treas ury and a syndicate of bond-buy ing bankers. The average politician never lias any difficulty in figuring out just what he wants from any given sa nation. For instance, this is the way that ex-Senator Leggitt, of N. Y., sums up the Presidential situ ation on the republican side of the fence: ''Haven't you often noticed how frequently a racehorse that gets oft far in advance of the rest tires out in the stretch and fails to come in winner. That, I thiuk, is appr< - priate to lhe present stage of tie Presidential Derby. Tom Reed is away in the lead of all competitors. It is clearly the field against the man from Maine. If the conven tion were held to-morrow, or next week, lieed would get the nomination easily. But these con ditions won't last. Harrison is not to be ignored, neither is McKinley, although the latter will never walk oft' with the prize. My guess is that Senator Allison will be the lucky man. lie is looked on as a safe conservative statesman, big enough to be President, and he has riot gone about with a club, hitting people over the head, so that he has not aroused any antagonism. TJ:e republicans are almost sure to go to the West for their candi date, and Allison is the most eligi ble in.: For twelve years Senator Allison , JANUARY 12, 1895. has had similar predictions made of himself, but he has never been nominated for President. Ex-Congressman Sidney Clark, now a citizen of Oklahoma, has joined Gov. Renfrow and his live ly assistants and will lend his aid to boom the bill for Statehood for Oklahoma, The Statehood boom ers would prefer that the bill be passed as it stands, including a part of the Indian Territory in the proposed State, but if Congress prefers they are willing to accept Statehood for the Territory as it now stands. "Statehood or bust" is their motto. Representative Bailey, of Texas, who is chairman of the sub-coin inittee which investigated the charges against Judge Ricks, has been ill and is still unable to work. Consequently the report has been del aj ed and it is very uncertain when it will be made. Hon. J. C. Manning, of Ala., who is in Washington as a member of the special committee appointed by the National committee of the People's party, to submit evidence to congress in substantiation of election frauds in the Southern States, says he luts received so ma ny letters bearing 011 this subject (hut }, c proposes to issue a call for representatives of all the Southern States to meet at New Orleans, Jan. 18 and 11). for the purpose of considering the feasibility of organ izing ballot-right ieagues throng) - out. the South. The Nicaragua Canal lobby-is disconsolate. It had figured on rounding up enough votes during holiday recess to make sun- of the passage of the canal bill by the House, although its latest count of noses shows a considerable gain, there are not enough by a consid erable number to pass the bill. Nobody need grieve over this, except who have been spending money with the expectation of getting dollars for cents. It is al together probable that that U.S. will eventually build the canal, but not likely that it will pay mill ions of dollars to a bankrupt com pany for that privilege. Expose Fraud and CORRUPTION Wherever Found. OVER 13,000 FAILURES, New York, Jan. 5.— R. G. Dun & Co.'b., Weekly Review of Trade issued to-day says: Failures for 1894 are fully report ed this week, being 13,885 in the United States. The liabilities were $172,992,856. The failures have been 12.5 in every thousand firms doing business, the liabilities have averaged $133.77 to each firm in trade, and the proportion of the volume of solvent business reported by all clearing houses $2.6$ for every $1,000. The condition of industries has been largely governed by the fall in prices, while the production is much greater than a year ago. In steel the lowest prices of the year were at the close, the lowest ever known, the demand calling for less than half the usual quantity of rails, with a large decrease in many other branches. The woolen industry records a production for the year of about a quarter less than normal, and for the last four months 28.74 per cent, less than in 1893 in the quantity of wool consumed, but in the value of the product the decrease was of course greater. The year has been especially noteworthy for the lowest prices for wheat and cotton on record. The danger from flood threaten ed in the Ohio River valley seems to be over, as the water has ceased rising. Considerable damage has already been done. Beecher's Evidence. •'One might as well study uptics in the pyramids of Egypt or the subterranean tombs of Rome, as liberty in secret conclaves controll ed by hoary knaves versed in politi cal intrigue, who can hardly enough express their surprise an.l delight to see honest men going into a wide spread system of secret caucuses. Honest men in such places have a peculiar advantage that flies have in a spider's web —the privilege of losing their legs, of buzzing with out flying and of being eaten up at leisure by big-bellied spiders.■ Ilcnry Ward Beech? r. NO. 24.