1. The law putting
two exceptions 011
passed Feb. "25, '02.
2. The National
Bnnk Law, pa*s«d
Mur. 25, 18(*f.
3. The Contraction
Act, passed March
4. Credit strength
en act, passed on
March 18,18(59. j
5. Fund the Na
tional debt, passed
July 14th, 1*74.
of silver, passed on
March 12th, 1873.
7. The resumption
act, pa-ssed J?n. 14,
OUR WASHINGTON CITY LETTER.
FuOM Our I" C«RRi:flr(>NI»KNy .
Washington, Jan. IS, IS9.>.
The silver men in Congress are
masters of the financial situation to
the extent of being able to prevent
legislation they do not want, but
there is little probability tb»*ir
power extending any further; hence ,
the certainty that there will be no
financial legislation at this session.
There is a scheme on foot to let j
the whole question rest uirtil a few
days before the close of the session
and then to attempt to rush a bill
through the House and the Senate
authorizing the issue of bonds at
the discretion of the Secretary of
the Treasury. This scheme is the
result of a combination of those
democrats and republicans who
think nearly alike upon financial
questions, and will, as a matter of
course, be opposed by th<* silver
Somebody has either been very
shrewd or veiy careless. It has
just become known that a clause in
the bill regulating the publication
anil distribution of public docu
ments, kitf>w« u hile - beioj e Con
gress as the "printing bill,'' which
this week received the President's
signature and went into effect as a
law, partially revives the franking
privilege. The Vice President and
members and members-elect of
Congress being allowed to frank
letters not exceeding one ounce in
weight. Not a word was said a
bout this clause when the bill was
before either the House or the Sen
ate, and every Senator and Repre
sentative whose attention has been
called to it professes ignorance ol
its having been in the bill, but it is
not likely that any of them will on
that account luiJ to take advantage
Senator Morgan made a. speeeli
at the seventy eighth -annual meet
ing of the American Colonization |
Society that has attracted consid-j
! erable attention, in view ol' his po
sition in Alabama, where many
have insisted thai the negro labor
j crs were a necessity. Morgan ad
vanced the opinion in his speech
that the most beneficial solution of
' the negro problem. far as the ne
gro himself is concerned, is to be
found £n their emigrrfion f <•> Afri
ca. which he declared to be the
richest country, in resources, on
earth. The Senator urged the for
mation by negroes of a i i ue of steam*
ships to run between Charleston or
New Orleans and Africa, and
pledged himself if that were done
to secure commercial treaties with
Siberia and the Free Congo State-;
allowing free trade between them
and the I'nited States.
1 It is said that more Pullman car
passes have been distributed in
Congress during the present ses
sion than ever before. Ft is not ]
surprising thai people should con
i iieet this liberality with the propo
; sal to put legislative restrictions on
i the charges made by sleeping and
! parlor car companies; also with
the failure to push those pmposed
legislative restrict ions.
Jf <was corwct In saying
that only once in the history of the
Senate has a bill having a majority
in its favor —in 1850 when Robert
Toombs, of (ioergia, defeated an
appropriation bill by holding the
floor during the last two hours of
the session—been defeated by fail
ure to reach a vote on it, some mis
takes have been wade by those who
have a>sumed to say in advance
■ how ali iiie Senators would vote.
Keep in the Middle of the Road.
ELLENSBURG, WASH., JAN 26, 1595.
ROBERT A. TURNER, EDITOR.
Measures have certainly failed to |
reach a vote wliich were supposed j
by the public to be favored by a ;
majority; but, of course, Senator •
Gorman ought to know m/v*> about !
it than the public.
The llfttse Judiciary (Viinrniltee |
has decided by a \wte of 7 to f> to !
report a resolution of impeachment 1
against Judge I'ieks, -of Ohio.
The seven votes for impeachment j
were aid cast by democrats, except j
one, Representative Updegraff, of
lowa, who is a republican; and the j
six votes against impeachment* I
were all cast by republicans, ex-:
eept that of Representative Good- j
night, of Ky., who is a ■democrat, j
Representative Bailey, of Texas j
will draw up the resolution of im- ■
It begins to look as though the j
Nicaragua canal bill is dead so far
its this session of Congress is eot
cejiied. The bill has been steadi
ly losing ground, even in the Sen
ate, ever since it was pointed out
that no official government inves
tigation had ever been made, either
of the feasibility of the proposed
canal, the money already spent by
the Canal Co., or, of what has actu
ally been done towards building
the canal. There are plenty of
statements as to these things, but
I they all emanate from those who
are interested in ihe Canal Co.
! There is mwh luor-e probability
that Congress will merely author
ize an official investigation to be
I made than that it will pass the ca-
I nal bill. If such au investigation
! was thoroughly made some very
interesting things would be found
The income tax appropriation
went through the Senate without
Doirt buy tin van'- nvd
when yov con buy a standard (fallon
of Pure Atopic k'yrvp >for one dollar
at the JiOSS BAKERY.
The Monthly 3)aaviv is one fe
the liest educators published on the
coast. Only lOcts a year,
Dx'.vt.ai' said: "The average wa
*ge€« paid to laborers of this country
for tiie past thirty years is hi least
$3. The Census report says: "The
average wages paid to labor skilled.,
and unskilled. Ie iiU oen.t«3 per
The people are complaining a*
bout the scarcity of isieney. The
government is borrowing money
yet the leaders of both the old par
ties want to destroy tke liiree .hun
dred and forty-six millions of green
backs. Oh consistency where art
H. L. St owe 11 returned from
Olympia on Thursday.
The Guardian All gel, a dandy,
jam-up Populist paper, published
I at Washington, D. C., at 50ets. per
I year, has reached oui' wigwam. It
j is well worth the monev,
: There are 30 mem hers of the
Idaho house of representatives and
18 salaried vlearks to wait upon
them. There are lis wenarors and
17 paid clerks of the senate.
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