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passed - J » °-
< The National
Bank Law, P«« setl
)J«. 2», IS*"-
j. The Contrition
Acf, pawd jfurcn
Bfl r W®
4 credit strength
en act. on ,
March I<S l# s **
j, Fund the Sa
tional debt, passeil
July Htb, lffM- |
#, Demonetization
of silver, passnl on
March 12th, 18?». ,
7. The reswrntflon
a*,passed Jam-14,
1874. |
From orn Ukuciak Cokkk»i*oxi>kn r.
Washington, Jan. 11, a
This has been a fateful week in v
Cwgress. The House deliberately 1
crushed the administration eurren- a
ey bill and gave its czars—the e« mi
mittee on Rules—a black eye. by ■ t
rotiug down the ovder reported *
from that committee, fixing a time j
tovote on the currency bill, by a <
vote of 129 to 122. There is still I i
talk of a new currency bill that will , •
get the snppovt of the silver men j s
I>y providing for an extended use ; '
of silver money, but the general i
impression is that no financial leg- I
islation will be had at this session v
aud that an extra session of Mie >
Cottgress must be called. There is
little regret in or ort of Congress
over the defeat of the currency 1
bill, which had very few earnest I
Jnpporters, even among those who I
were its professed friends. The ,:
trouble was that few believed the j s
bill would afford any mil relief ;
either to the Treasury or to the
couutry; and the belief is general j i
that the currency bill would have j;
been befeated by a larger majority
tbau was the order, if it had reach
ed a direct vote.
No bill that is not satisfactory to ;
Ihe silver Senators can pass the i
Senate. In fact, a conference of
silver Senators this week decided
that uo bill should be allowed to
wach a vote which does not pro
vide for the unlimited coinage of
silver. Speaking of this decision
Senator Teller said:
"We shall not yield an inch so
far as uuliuiited coiuage is concern*
I do not say that we shall j
have to have free coinage. On the
contrary, I think that the govern
ment might, charge, as is proposed,
the difference between the mark* t
*nd the coiL'cd'value of the bullion
VOL. i.
as seigniorage for coining. What
we insist upon is that coiuage shall
not be limited to £50,000,000 or to
any other sum."
Jones, (,t Ark., says of
the for the unlimited
coiuage o< silver:
"There is no reason to fear any
disturbance of the financial world
if coinage under this plan should
be authorized. If the owners ot
silver bullion get from the govern
ment only the same price they get
in the market they will not rush lo
the mints, but the fact that they
can do so will give silver a better
Coxey was in Washington this
week. Me expected to have talked
to a Congressional committee about
his non--interest bearing bond
; scheme, but was compelled to be
| satisfied with talking to a sub-coin
■ mittee of four members of the
j House Ways and Means Coininit
i tee and to such individuals as lie
! got a chance at. He also expected
' to have explained the scheme to
| President Cleveland, but when he
called at the White House private
| Secretary Timber met him with
: the old story about arranging a
j time for an interview with the
I President and sending a note to in
form him of the time he should
come to the White House That
no»e was never sent, and Coxej
! leit Washington without seeing the
President, Hesa\s he will eoiut
again. i?wl announced his willing
ness to run for President.
| Neither the National Arbitrator
bill prepared by Labor Gomniis
sioner Wright nor any other bil.
dealing with the subject will b<
, reported to the House, unless thorn
iuteie*!e l In such a law shall, de
Keep in the Middle of the Road.
dare in favor of some measure witli
more unanimity than they have
(loue up to this time. The opin
ions; received front labor leaders by
the House committee on Labor are
so wide apart that the committee
cannot make use of them in pre
paring a new bill, and the result
will probably be no labor legisla
Just why the House should keep
up the farce of pretending to hold
evening sessions to consider special
matters your correspondent is tin- j
able to see. At a special evening
session this week at which'a'very
important bill; providing for the
codification of the pension laws,
was supposed to be the subject un
der consideration there were just
fifteen members, including the
Speaker pro tern, present.
The District of Columbia Court
of Appeals handed nowu two very
important decisions this week.
The first, that the indictments
against the witnesses who refused
to answer questions asked by the
Senate committee which investiga
ted the sugar scandal arc good and
that the witnesses must stand trial
! for the offense charged in the afore
-1 said indictments; and the second,
that the Secretary of the Treasury
was right in refusing to pay out
\ money for bounty on sugar after
the repeal of the bounty law.
There was, so to speak, a post
j script attached to the last decision
which was the most important part
of it. That was the declaration of
two of the three members of the
1 Court that Congress has 110 Consti
! tutioual right to grant sugar or any
| other soit of bounties to private
! citizens. This has long been a dis
i puted question, and, notwithstand
in<r this decision, it will continue
to be until our highest judicial body
; ~|i e XT. S. Supreme Court —has
expressed its opinion thereou.
'i hat we iprint. two
editions of D.vwx,
:i W'KKKI.Y and a
Momiiia edition.
I ht: Weekly; costs
50 Cents pet Ylar
and is read by t tic
best class of people
regardless of party
jiflillution. It ex
poses fraud and
corruption whej;-
ver found and asks
no quarters from
friend or foe.
The Monthly Dawn
1 has a wide circula
tion, goes into ev
•erv State in the
Union. It is pub
lished at a price
that all can afford
• t'o trtke it
MO Cents per Year.
.Job i'rinlinir of ail
kinds neatly done
ul bed-rock prices.
NO. 25
Why Horses are Cheap.
Congressman Babcock is respon
sible for the following good story,
which has caused a great laugh at
the National Capitol, where the
scenes of it is laid:
Two farmers from Wisconsin
were discussing the cheapness of
horses all over the country. One
insisted that horses were cheap be
cause of the general use of electrici
ty on street cars.
The other man did not agree with
him. "No," said he, "horses are
cheap because everybody is taking
to bicycle riding. A young feller
buys a bicycle nowadays because it
don't cost hirn anything for care.
At night when he is through using
it all he has to do is to run it under
a shed, and next morning it ys ready
; for him to ride away on. He don't
even have to curry it."
Both parties to the argument
stubbornly maintained their side,
and there was no agreeing as to
what caused horses to be so cheap.
Near by stood a German who had
been a listener to the argument and
whom both knew. They asked his
"What do you think is the cause
that horses are so cheap?" they
"I vill tell you vy horses are so
cheap if you want to know," said
the German, emphatically; "it is
because dere is so many tamined
jackasses in Washington "
Don't friii/ tin cans mid jv-'j* fiery
when yon run liny a standard t fall on
of Pure Mfifde Syrii j> for one dollar
V, JM// B.v Hon. Thos. K.
Hi", author of
' "**S£&r Hill'l Manual.
Gives plan by which government may own an d <'P««tn
banks. Confidence restored, bank* btcomt full or
money. No more bank failures, nor financial panlie.,
closing business and throwing people out of »« rk.
Contains a glossary, answering hundreds of qui "♦'""J
about money, gold, silver, bft " , f i "?; t ? I t^r I ,.^* C Leather
wants it. Great book for agents! Cloth,7.»etK. Leatbei,
91.UU, postpaid. Address; The i,«n*UuTw, W#«N

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