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A COMMODITY. Such Has Currency Become ' Pure and Simple. Kara Currency In the Country Than Before la Any Recent Year and Being large ly Increased Every Day Result of Unreasoning; Fear. Haw Yobk. Augustl6. Comptroller Eckels on the currency situation : "The situation as it stands to-day might very appropriately be termed starvation in the midst of plenty, Tor such is the exact truth. The volume of currency in the country is greater than in ny recent year, and yet none is to be had, txcept as it is bought in the market as a commodity pure and simple. 'Because of this hoarding of money efforts now being put forth by the government and banks have not yet made the impression upon the public mind which ultimately must result from them. 'A perceptible change should be apparent shortly, for within the coming week more currency will be iesued upon bonds deposited to secure circulation by banks than in the same period of time for some years. "The showing of the month of July in this regard was considered quite remarkable, the increase having been over $5,500,000, but August ought to double this increase. Al ready this amount has been passed and the month only half over. The large orders of the first day of the month will be filled tula week, the bonds having been deposited ana the bureau of engraving and printing having by extra labor reduced the time of printing ihe same from thirty days to fourteen. "Much of this new currency will go to New York, Philadelphia and Boston, though other cities and towns will receive considerable amounts. ""It cannot but have a reassuring effect upon the public to know that from August 10th to 12th, $3,680,250 of currency was or dered printed, bonds to the amount of $12, 111,350 deposited to secure circulation, and currency to the amount of $5,575,405 actually sent from the comptroller's office. When to this is added the fact that $20,000,000 of gold is ordered from abroad and soon must be here, this certainly is good ground for hope of relief from a condition which is wholly the result of unreasoning fear." Progress in Congress. Washington. D. C, August 1G. While the monotonous debate over the question of free coinage or repeal is progressing in the house with no prospect of a vote until two weeks from to-day, the indications are that the senate will devote its first legislative action entirely to another remedy for the financial situation that of permitting the national banks to issue currency to the full par value of the United States bonds on deposit in the treasury. Thus the two bodies will bo work ing somewhat at cross purposes, and out of the complications to ensue no one knows -whnt will be finally evolved. The radical free silver men still insist that he unconditional repeal of the purchase clause of the Sherman act in the senate is an utter impossibility, and that there is a small majority against it. Even were it otherwise, they say they could talk the repeal bill to death, just as the anti-option bill last session was talked to death. The final result of the extra session, therefore, will probably be the adoption of a compromise. London. In the house of commons Robert Everett, (liberal), asked the house, in view of the bill for the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 24 to 1, introduced by the senate of of the United States, to declare that the time was opportune for Great Britain and the United States to establish a double par basis for gold and silver. Mr. Gladstone replied that the bill referred to by Mr. Everett in no way represented the views of the United States government, and did not present the desired opportunity." Bills Introduced by Martin. Washington, D. C., August 16. Senator Martin has introduced a bill empowering the Chicago Light and Heat company to construct a dam across the Kansas river at Topeka. He also introduced a bill to per mit the construction of a bridge across the South Canadian river at Lexington, O. T., nnd .also a bill to authorize the secretary of the interior to sell to the Clements Townsite company a section of school land in Potta watomie county, O. T. It is section 16, town ship 45, range 5, east. The senator hopes to get the Topeka dam "bill through this session, as it is a matter that concerns the commercial interests of Tiis own town. A similar bill was put through the senate by Senator Perkins, but it failed in the house. Perry, of Knnsan, on This List. Washington, D. C. August 16. The presi dent has sent to the senate the following nominations : Edward C. Butler, of Massachusetts, to be secretary of the legation to Mexico. Otto H. Boyeson, of North Dakota, United States consul at Gothenberg, Sweden. Thomas J. Lowe, secretary of Oklahoma. James C. Caldwell, receiver of public monies at Kingfisher, O. T. To be register of land offices : William S. Lindsay, at Guthrie, O. T. ; Edward G. Spill man, at Kingfisher, O. T. William C. Perry 4 United States attorney for district of Kansas. Eastern Mills Resuming;. PrrTSBUEG, Pa., August 16. The outlook is much brighter in the iron industry. Sev eral mills have started up again and opera tions resumed in departments of other mills which had been closed. Over 1,500 men were re-employed. Providence, It. I. A score of cotton mills in Rhode Island and Massachusets, owned nnd operated by R. B. fc R. Knife, of this city, have started up after having been stopped one week. Eight thousand opera tives are given employment. Notable Bills Introduced. Washington, D. C. August 16. Four notable bills were introduced in the senate. Mr. Hill, of New York, offered a bill repeal ing the federal election laws. Senator But ler, of South Carolina, introduced a bill re gialing the state bank tax. Mr. Peffer, of ansas, introduced a bill providing for the issue of $300,000,000 of fiat money, exchange able for government bonds at par. Senator Chandler re-introduced his bill of the last congress, establishing regulations concern ing immigration. Voorhees Introduces a Bill. Washington, D. C, August 16. Senator Voorhees introduced a bill in the senate au thorizing the issue of national bank notes to the full value of bonds deposited. -It is'accompanied by a letter from Secre tary Carlisle recommending its passage as a measure of immediate relief, and saying it will add $19,000,000 to the circulation. It was referred to the finance committee. Important Congress ef Mason a. Chicago, August 16. Representative mem. bers of the Masonic order throughout the United States and Canada are assembled in the Masonic congress. The congress is said to be one of the most important non-legislative session of Masons ever held in this country. Vessel Blown to Pieces. Couax, Wash, August 16. The Union Pacific steamer Anna Aron Faxon, plying on the Snake river, was blown up off Waite's bar, four miles below Almonte. Several persons were killed and all on board were injured. The vessel was blown to pieces. leal Arbitrators Give Their DmWcb. Pabis, August 17. The decision of the Behring sea tribunal of arbitration, has been handed down. The five points of article six are decided against the United States. A close season is established to begin May 1 and to con tinue until July 21. This close season shall be observed both in the North Pacific ocean and in Behring sea. A protected zone is es tablished, extending for sixty miles around the islands. Pelagic sealing (deep sea seal ing) is allowed outside the zone in Behring sea from August 1. The use of fire arms in seal ing is prohibited. The American arbitra tors have expressed their satisfaction with the text of the decision. The American arbitrators believe that the regulations decided upon by the tribunal, mean practically the end of pelagic sealing and that they are better terms than were heretofore offered the United States by Great Britain as a settlement of the ques tions involved. Washington, D. C. The secretary of state has received cable advices from Paris, which in general terms confirm the associated bulletin that the decision of the arbitration tribunal on all points involving exclusive jurisdiction over the Behing sea has been rendered against the United States. London. Mr. Gladstone announced in the house of commons that he had received a private telegram from Paris to the effect that with a few exceptions the award of the Behring sea tribunal of arbitration was sat isfactory to British interests. Pelagic Sealing Practically Prohibited. Pabis, August 17. In an interview Hon. John W. Foster, American agent in the Behring sea controversy, said the decision prohibited sealing between May 1 and July 31. and only then with spears at a distance of sixty miles from the islands, limits pelagic sealing to narrow bounds. Sealing before May 1 and after July 31 was so unprofitable that no one would engage in it. Mr. Foster added: "The United States has not obtained all they contended for, since they demanded the total prohibition of pelagic sealing, but the regulations now made are much better than those Mr. Blaine vainly offered Lord Salisbury in 1890." Major Williams, one of the American at taches, said the result of the regulations would probably be the abandonment of Canadian pelagic hunting, as it would not pay under the restrictions imposed. The concensus of opinion among the American agents, and counsel is that though the technical success rests with Great Brit ain on legal points, on practical grounds the victory is to the United States, as the arbitration entered upon was to preserve the seals, and the decision achieves that result. Canadians Not Satisfied. London, August 17. The morning pa pers in leading editorials on the Behring sea decision agree that the decision is substan tially in favor of the case advanced by Eng land. They all believe America will loyally accept the decsion. The Times says the regulations adopted by the tribunal of arbitration may cause some dissatisfaction in Canada. Americans, it says, can hardly be expected to receive the decision with contentment, but we know our kinsmen too well to doubt that they will honestly and loyally accept the judg ment. The Graphic complained that no regula tion is made for the international manage ment of the Behring sea islands. Ottawa, Ont. Mackenzie McDowell, act ing premier, will make no satement of opin ion on the Behring sea arbitration. There seems ts be considerable doubt in the gov ernment departments whether the decision iB in England's favor and is really satis factory. Five Damage at Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minn., August 17. The big fire was stopped at Twentieth avenue north, after burning over nearly a square mile of territory. It burned about 150 houses, averaging from $500 to $3,000; 40,000,000 feet of lum ber, worth $480,000; 10,000,000 feet of lath and 10,000,000 new shingles, worth $40,000; thirteen mills, mostly sawmills and sash and door factories and a number of ice houses and smaller concerns, bringing the total loss up to about $1,150,000, with an esti mated insurance of $750,000. An unknown child was bunred to death and Thomas Faloon lost his life from heart failure, due to excitement. The injured are : Taylor, fireman; Captain Fred Krake, fire man ; Bertie Garrett. Several hundred peo ple are homeless. Englishmen Beticent. Pabis, August 17. In an interview Justice' Harlan expressed the opinion the regulations specified by the tribunal would check pelagic sealing and thus go far towards accomplish ing one of the chief aims of the United States. The general result was far in ad vance of anything the United States de manded. Sir Charles Russell. British counsel, and Charles H. Tupper, British agent, have left for London. All the Englishmen connected with the tribunal are exceedingly reticent, apparently disappointed because it was not more unfavorable to the United States. Thinks There Wan no Election. Topeka, August 17. P. L. Soper has re ceived a communication from Senator John Martin stating that Senator Chandler, of the elections committee, had delivered an opin ion concerning the Kansas senatorial con test. Senator Chandler's opinion in brief is, that since the supreme court of Kansas had decided that the house of Dunsmore was nof a legal house : and since the joint convention which elected John Martin could not have been a legal body, as contemplated by th constitution; therefore, there had been n legal election of United States senator i Kansas last winter. . Fresh From the Wires. Ten Peb Cent Reduction. Eight thou sand workers in the machine shops of the Pittsburg, Pa., district were notified of a 10 per cent, reduction in wages. The men threaten to strike. Pbotecting Depositors. There is a bill before the senate to gurrantee deposits in national banks. Insane Pensioner. Reuben Bridewell, of Nelson, Neb., who was dropped from the pension roll, has been adjudged insane and sent to the asylum. He was drawing a pen sion of $6 a month. His wife and two small childern are left destitute. Brooding over his pension being stopped caused his in sanity. The Unempioyed. President Samuel Gompers, of the American Federation, is be hind the big demonstration of the unem ployed which is to take place on the Satur day preceding Labor day. The Herald says it is to be an object lesson to the comfortable, well-to do people of New York, which will show them how much suffering is going on at their very doors. Receivers tor Northern Pactjtc. Thom as F. Oaks of New York, H. W. Payne of Milwaukee, and Henry C. Rouse, president of the Missouri, Kansas r& Texas railroad, were appointed as receivers of' the Northern Pacific railroad in the United States court of New York. Moss Mtnebs Out. Six hundred miners ?uit work in the mines of the Kansas and 'exes Coal company at Huntington, Ar kansas. Stxurxntxixk Scorched. At Steuben ville, Ohio, fire destroyed two large blocks, several stores, twelve residences and a num ber of stables. The loss is $200,000. Changed to a Norkal. The government industrial training school at Santa Fe, N. M., will at once be changed into a normal school for the preparing of Indians to take the places of white teachers in their own schools. It is also stated that the civil ser vice rules will be so amended as to permit the employment as teachers of graduates of this school without a civil service examine tion. THE PB0CLAMATIQN. Sent to Gray Cables for Con sideration. Possible for Opening to Octmr September 7 New Conditions to Settlers loca tion of County Seats Kept Se cretA Neutral Strip. Washington, D. C, August 18. The proc lamation to open the Cherokee strip to set tlement has been sent to the president to Buzzard's Bay. There will probably be very little delay in its publication. It will be necessary for the president to scan it, and it may be that there will be some consultation on minor details. It is expected now that everything will be ready to open the strip September 7. The president's proclamation will contain some important conditions governing set tlers in taking up lands. Some of the prin cipal conditions are these: There will be no United States marshals. General Schofield will have charge of execu ting the law, and United States troops will take the place of deputy marshals in preserv ing order. No railroad trains will be allowed to run through the strip on the day of the opening so that parties who may intend to charter a train in order to get an advantage that way, will be prevented. Booths will be erected all along the border of the strip, where officials will be in charge on the day before the opening to take the affidavits of those who intend to settle in the strip, that they are bona fide settlers. Persons owning land adjoining the border line of the strip have invited their friends, or have sola the privilege to others, to come upon their lands on the day of opening, keep ing all others off, so as to give them advan tage of being the first to cross over the line. This has been carefully guarded. A 100 foot strip inside the promised lands will be de clared neutral territory, and settlers will be allowed to come within that strip just be fore the hour set. Parties owning private land will have no control over this border, and every settler will be on equal vantage point when the rush commences. It was discovered that some enterprising persons had learned something about the intended location of the county seats, and had organized companies to take possession of the sites and re-sell them after the open ing. The officials to thwart the scheme have quietly relocated the county seats by moving the sites a certain distance in an other direction. Ticket and Platform. The Iowa republican state convention met at Des Moines and put in nomination a full ticket as follows: For governor, L. D. Jackson, of Des Moines ; lieutenant governor, W. S. Dugan, of Lucas county ; railway commissioner, J. W. Luce, of Hampton county ; judge of the supreme court, G. S. Robinson, of Beuna Vista county. The platform adopted declares the present condition of finances in business and trade are the fulfillment of the prophesy by the re publicans in the last campaign, that demo cratic success meant disaster for the coun try ; indorses the McKinley tariff and reci procity; declares in favor of maintaining gold and silver as tender for the payment of debts, making every dollar of equal value ; opposes state bank issues ; indorsed Harri son's administration ; denounces Cleveland's administration for the attack upon the pen sion system ; declares that prohibition is no test of republicanism and is not an issue in this campagin because the state already has a prohibitory law. The platform pledges the party to enforce prohibition which carried by a separate vote of 613 to 590. Religious Riots in Bombay. New Yokk. August 18. A special cable gram from London says : The government dispatches say that Bombay is in possession of the mob. Troops are powerless. Every mosque has been destroyed. Many persons have been massacred. Europeans are panic Btricken. Troops are now protecting only public buildings. The government has ap pealed for help, asking for instructions. London. Rumors were current here that the religious riots in Bombay had broken out again and that the fanatics had massa cred many persons. It was a Hindoo holiday and the authori ties at Bombay fearing that the trouble would be started again with the Mohammedans had 3,000 troops held in readiness for instant service for repressing disorder. In the lobbies of the house of commons the reports that the European residents of Bombay were in jeopardy were ridiculed, a.s it is known that the military authorities could, at very short notice, flood the city with troops from Poonah and other places. Bi-Motallism in Threo Americas. Denveb, Coii., August 18. The executive committee of the Pan-American Bi-Metallist association has issued a call for a conven tion of delegates from old Mexico, all coun tries of South and Central America and the southern and western states, to meet at St. Louis, Tuesday, October 3. The association was organized at El Paso, Tex., at the southwest silver convention in December, 1892. Among the subjects to be discussed is the withdrawal of southern and western busi ness as much as possible from the eastern states upon which the blame is laid for what the call characterizes as the gold conspiracy. Pay Bonds With Legal Tenders. Washington, D. C, August 18. Notice was given by Senator Voorhees. chairman of the finance committee, that he would not ask immediate action on the bill to allow the national banks to increase their circulation to the par value of the bonds deposited by them. Thereupon an amendment to that bill was offered by Mr. Cockrell, of Missouri, authorizing the secretary of the treasury tc redeem at par and accrued interest such of the 2 per cent, bonds as may be presented for redemption and to pay for them in new legal tender notes. Tariff in the Senate. Washington, D. C, August 18. Mr. Lodge's resolution was taken up in the sen ate with Mr. Gallinger's amendment to it to. the effect that it should be unwise and in expedient to make any radical change in the tariff prior to March, 1897. Mr. Gallinger addressed the senate. He would vote for the repeal of the Sherman bill, although he be lieved democratic tariff ideas were responsi ble for the business depression. Gold Paid to Postal Employes. Chicago, August 18. Fifty thousand dollars in gold was paid to postal employes here this week on salary account; Sub treasury Agent Tanner asked about the mat ter said: "We have changed our policy un der instructions just received from Secre tary Carlisle. The gold reserve is intact and there is a big surplus and that is why we are paying out the yellow metal." A Hall of Records. Washington. D. C, August 18. The sen ate discussed the overloading of the public buildings in Washington with public books and documents. Mr. Vsst proposed a remedy by the pas sage of a bill appropriating $300,000 for a building to be known as the '-Hall of Records." "Pathetic Sctaei la JDaaver. Denver, Cos., August 19. Two thousand unemployed men appeared at the new sewer works to get jobs, of which there were only two hundred. The large crowd had waited for over an hour before the time for starting. The men who stood around anxious to take hold of a pick or shovel were men who wanted to work for what they received. A deputation of Denver residents waited on the contractor and requested him to give the preference to citizens, and he assured the deputation that he would do so. Mr. Hindry said he dia not want loafers or nomads. For hia own interests he would prefer to hire Americans, and if they were the heads of families and accustomed to labor, so much the better. They would be worth more to him, and he wanted men on whom he could depend. At that time a team drove up with the picks and shovels. When the tools arrived the crowd made a combined rush to secure them, so that they would be the first to get employ ment and earn something. In a few minutes all the men that could be employed for the time being were at work digging for dear life. It was a case of the survival of the fittest. The men who were strongest and most active got the job and they stuck to it with great pertinacity. The scramble for the picks would have been amusing if it had not been pitiful. In the struggle some were knocked down and trampled on, but no one was seriously hurt. Among the crowd were men who had seen better days, but now they were pleading for permission to dig in the sewers. Such scenes were never seen m Denver before. Many appeals were made all through the day to the contractor to be allowed to work. Men brought letters and recommendations and others made their own pathetic pleas. They had families and were without money. They did not want to accept charity if they could avoid it. They Were All Foreigners. New York, August 19. A crowd of more than 1.000 men attacked Walhalla hall on Orchard street because admittance was de nied them. They broke the plate glas3 win dows into atoms, forced in the door, which had been turned against then, and had taken complete possession of the hall and settled down to business, when word of the affair was sent to the Eldridge police station. A reserve section, consisting of fourteen men, was sent to the scene under the leader ship of a roundsman. In the absence of Julius Fleigman, owner of the hall, his son commanded the police to arrest the men. The roundsman saw this was impossible. Then he told him to clear the hall. Two policemen seized the man who had mounted the chair and was speaking. p The speaker was dragged through the crowd and sent to the station. Many of the crowd followed. The hall was packed with Russians. The leader seemed to be W. Belkowitz. He made a speech in his own tongue, which stirred up the audience to the highest pitch and howls and yells could be heard outside in the street. He said the object.of the meeting was to dis cuss means for finding employment for the starving men. He told the crowd there ought to be no discrimination against Rus sians, and they ought to be able to apply for work on equal terms with Americans, or those of any other nation. What he advo cated was an appeal to the government to furnish them with work. If there was no work to be done, the government ought to make work for them. Several other speeches were made denouncing the government for not giving people work. Tho Stato Encampment. Topeka, August 19. The state encamp ment at Hutchinson has been one of the greatest interest. The weather, the attend ance and the enjoyment experienced have all been above the usual. So far as the department officers can learn, there have been no withdrawals in any part of the state on account of dissatisfaction. The membership in Kansas is now beyond the 19,000 mark, and before the close of tht year it will be raised to 20,000. At least nine tenths of the old soldiers attending this re union are members of the Grand Army, and before the week is over the other tenth will be within the ranks. The council of administration passed reso lutions strongly indorsing the action of De partment Commander Kelly's efforts to mak the railroads come to time in the matter oi rates to the Indianapolis encampment. The members of the council attending the meet ing were T. B. Gerow, Atchison ; Rey. R. H Sparks, Pittsburg; Dr. E. W. Ballard, Sen eca; Ira D. Brougher, Gread Bend; James Kelly, Hutchinson ; Adrian Reynolds, Sedan George W. McKey, Howard : W. P. Camp bell, Wichita ; A. B. Campbell, Topeka, and D. W. Eastman, Emporia. Distribution of School Money. Topeka-, August 19. The second semi annual distribution of the school fund's earnings is being made. The enumeration and the amounts to be received by the larger counties of the state at the present disbursement are as follows : Amount County. No. Pupils, due County. Shawneo 17,079 $8,710 '29 Wyandotte 16,342 8,334 42 Sedgwick 13,787 7,031 37 Sumner 10,897 5,557 47 Douglas 7,961 4,060 11 Atchison 8,473 4,32123 Bourbon 10,059 5,130 09 Cowley 12463 6,203 13 Crawford 11,358 5,792 5i The smallest county in the matter of school population is Morton with 183 pupils,, Haskell is next with 312. Superintendent Gaines has made his re quisition for the requisite warrants, etc., and the money will be sent to the various coun ties at once. Donated Seed. -Topeka, August 19. The board of rail road commissioners made public their plan for collecting seed grain and other means of relief for the farmers"bf western Kansas whose crops are a failure. The board proposes to get the contribu tions through the county commissioners. The railroads, or most of them, have agreed to carry the seed free, and it remains for the railroad commissioners to give the contribu tions a just distribution. The plan is out lined in a letter sent out to the county com missioners of every county in the state. Mark mpfttinirR fire to be called August 26 in each conuty to contribute grain for the destitute. Local committees are to be appointed at these mass meetings to look after the contributions. Kates to Indianapolis. Chicago, August 19. People in the west desiring to attend the G. A. R. encampment at Indianapolis can buy the regular ticket at the regular world's fare rate to Chicago and pay $3.65 for the round trip from Chicago to In dianapolis. All visitors to the emcampment must go via St. Louis or Chicago, the rouna trip rate via St. Louis from Kansas City being 514.50 and via Chicago $18.15. This was decid ed at the meeting of the Western-Passenger association Any number of schemes for lower rate? were proposed but all were sat upon. Concede tne Hease. Washington, D. C, August 19. After their canvass of the members of the house the silver men did not try to conceal their disappointment. They frankly conceded they were broke. With the certainty of un conditional repeal in the house, the strug gle is removed wholly to the senate, where it is probabl conditions will be attached to the repeal. In that event the differences between the house and the senate will have to be adjusted by a conference committee. Anti-silver men say the committee will be so constructed that it will hold out all win ter before it yields to anything short of un conditional repeal. It is thought tide front wU eventually force the senators to yield. A EIFT the Clouds With Signs of Improvement In Baslnesc ta Go Ahead. Tfltfeowt TFaltiBf for Congress A Hesse Mads Carreacy Is Proving Helpful Each locality Becoming Slf-Reliaat. New Yobk, August 21. K, G. Dun & Co.'i weekly review of trade says : There is a rift in the clouds. Faint, and yet definite, signs of improvement are all the better because they come not from pos sibly delusive hopes or from foreign mone tary aid, but from the good sense and the wonderful recuperative power of the people themselves. Business is trying to go ahead without waiting for Washington. The im ported gold does not go to the right spot, but the people are creating home made cur rency for themselves by using certified checks. Little money comes back as yet from timid hoards and the paralysis of ex change is as nearly complete as ever, but that very fact pushes each section and city into relying more on itself and less on the government and Wall street. The resump tions are now becoming somewhat numer ous, and in every shrinkage of production men see evidence that the demand must soon overtake the supply. With shrinkages in great industries it is surprising that railroad earnings do not de cline more, the decrease on roads reporting in August thus far being 18 per cent. Little more money is now found for com mercial loans and the failures of banks have become both less important and less fre quent, though the greatest caution is shown m accomodations. Wheat drags near the lowest figures ever known, in spite of the decrease in visible supply for as low as it is, it is too high for speculators to carry with the money markets in the present condition. The movement of corn is decidedly large, while crop prospects are improving. Impor tant relief comes from the abatement of the drain on the savings banks, and of the de mand upon other banks for currency to be used in paying hands. The commercial failures this week num ber 455 in the United States against 192 for the same week last year. Two of the fail ures were of firms employing over a million capital each, twelve others employing each over $100,000 and ninety-two were of $5,000 or over. To Increase National Bank Currency. Washington, D. C, August 21. The bill to increase national bank circulation was taken up in the senate. Senator Pugh saw no reason why the gov ernment should not resume the constitu tional power to issue all the currency which the people neer'd. Senator Peffer said the national banks as 6anks of issue would have to go. Their use fulness had expired and they had better be shut up. He opposed the bill and suggested an issue of $100,000,000 in greenbacks, which would go far toward restoring confidence. The question being on the amendment of fered by Senator Cockrell for the redemp tion at face value and accrued interest of such 2 per cent bonds as may be presented for redemption, and to issue greenbacks to pay for them. The amendment was opposed by Senators McPherson and Sherman. Senator Cockrell advocated the amend ment. He said there was no difference in government liability between greenbacks and national notes, because the holders of national bank notes could demand green backs for them and could then take gold. The question before the senate was whether a necessary increase in currency should be made by the government or through the banks. The Bill and Substitute. Washington, D. C. August 21. Mr. Voorhees reported from the committee on finance a bill to discontinue the purchase of silver bullion and declaring it to be the policy of the United States to continue the' use of both gold and silver as standard money. Mr. Vest on behalf of the minority of the finance committee, presented a substitute for the bill reported. The substitute fixe3 the number of grains of silver in the silver coins of the United States at 464.4 grains of pure silver per dollar and proportionately for half dollars, quarters and dimes. The bill and substitute were placed on the cal endar. Refused to Exchange Silver for Gold. Washington, D. C, August 21. A long communication from the secretary of the treasury was presented to the senate and read on the subject of gold and silver payments. It therein stated that on several occasions recently, gold coin has been presented at the treasury in exchange for silver dollars, and that the exchange has not been made be cause silver dollars were required to be held in the treasury to cover outstanding silver certificates and treasury notes, and that at present the department would not and could not exchange silver dollars for gold if re quested to do so. Man ace r Devlin Will Not Bndge. Kansas Citt, Mo, August 21. Manager Devlin, of the Santa Fe coal mines in the district of Kansas where the strike is in pro gress, in an interview, said that he would re new his proposition to the miners for a set tlement of the trouble which they had re jected, demanding certain concessions. The concessions the Santa Fe refuses to grant, and unless the miners will accept the original proposition there seems to be no likelihood of a speedy settlement of the trouble. Fifty Thousand Strong. St. Loots, August 21. Committees of the' unemployed in the various labor associations will take up their station at the Union depot and the freight yards of the various roads from the west, meet all the persons looking for work, explain the situation and ask the travelers to proceed to Washington, D. C, to make" a demonstration before congress. Labor leaders in every large city in the country have agreed to the plan. It is ex pected to gather 50,000 men in Washington. For Freer Use of Gold. ' Washington, D. C, August 21. Senator McMillan, of Michigan introduced in the senate a bill to provide for the more ex tended use of gold by the people of the United States. It amends the statutes by reducing from $20 to $5 the minimum of gold certifi cates for gold and bullion deposits. . 4 Arranged for an Extension. New Yobs. August 2L Chairman Magoun, of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe board says : ' 'The Atchison company has arranged for an extension of the guarantee fund notes which fall due in November. There are $9,000,000 of these notes, bearing 6 per cent. interest." o Asked ts Accept a 19 Per Cent Cat, Gatesbubg, Ixxi., August 2L There is in progress an important movement among the leading railroad companies of the west to secure the consent of the brotherhood men on their systems to a reduction of wages. Each manager has already sent, or will send an invitation to the general grievance committees of the labor organizations of the system to attend a meeting at headquarters, at which will be discussed a proposition by the companies to reduce wages 10 per cent. The grievance committees are selected be cause they helped to make the schedules now in force. At the meeting the proposition will be discussed and the brotherhood will be asked by the management to accept it. SWbita Centiaaes 1m Haas, WAasTJKasojr, D. C Aucust 23. Ia ife aoaaeMr. McCreary, of Kentucky, a. som ber of the recent monetary coaf ereaoe, aad Mr. Catchings, of the committee oa rule, both took the floor in support of the -ditional repeal of the Shermaa act. Mr. Livingstone, of Georgia, made a character istic speech in support of free comagsaM against unconditional repeal. With ibeSfcex man act out of the way international free coinage would become possible and OJM; probably follow. He expressed regret that the question of ratio between gold and slw had been injected into the discussion. He had no sympathy with those who desired to change the ratio from 16 to 1 to 20 to 1. To change the ratio would be to strike dowa. an A Hosirmr vArv nrosnect of an intcraa- tional agreement, to discredit every dollar of silver in the United State3. Mr. Livingstone, of Georgia, denied that the purchasing clause was responsible for the financial trouble. A few years ago the f arm era had come to congress asking for relief, and they were greeted as calamity howlersv He had then predicted to the present gov ernor of New York that within two years tbe 'calamity howlers" would come from aa other quarter. Who were now howling foe relief? The farmers had ceased to be the howlers. They had been squeezed until there was nothing more to be squeezed from them. The howl now came from the bonks. Mr. Curtis, of Kansas: Should not con gress provide for free coinage at a ratio that would eliminate the fiat dollar? He favored 20 to 1 and would then establish a commis sion with authority to chancre the ratio if it- was found too large or too small. Then let the secretary of the treasury be authorized to coin the bullion in the treasury. The objec tion to the pending measure was that it made no provision for the coinage of bullion. The house should pass an act that would not de stroy the industries, but that would cause the farmers and laborers to rejoice. Mr. Broderick, of Kansas: It was said the adoption of a double standard by the coun try would not bo favored by the European, countries. Many things had been done in the United States not in harmony with the views of the nations of the old world. The masses of the people ought to have a voice in fixing the financial policy and the United States should not be coerced in this question by any other nation. Mr. Clark, democrat, of Missouri: To demonetize silver was to confiscate one-half of the property of the United States. Ha extolled the utterance of both Hamilton and. Jefferson. He had heard the republicans decrying the utterances of Hamilton. Were it notfor the opinions of Hamilton the re publican party would not be worth a bauble. He had heard the democrats slighting the utterances of Jefferson. Were it not for Jefferson the democratic party would be ready for the political sweeping ground. Great Indignation in Oklahoma. i Gothhie, 0. T., July 22. The news.from Washington to the effect that Senator Teller had introduced a bill in the senate providing for ten more allotments on the Cherokee strip, on the ground that there were eighty Cherokees residing on the land instead of seventy, causes the greatest indignation here. It is a notorious fact that about half of the Cherokees who have received allotments never resided for a single day on the strip, and fully one-third of them never made a dollar's worth of improvement. Tho only Cherokees who have ever lived on the strip in good faith are ex-Chief Jordan and his colony of perhaps twenty-five or thirty who have resided on improved farms in the tri angle of the strip east of the Pawnee reserva tion for years. The thirteen allotments on the Shekaska river and the twelve around Kildare are all fraudulent, as none of these Indians ever lived there a day. Bushyhead's residence consisted of the time spent at the stone quarry, and Jake Guthrie's improvements are an old ranch house, where the cattlemen made their head quarters while pasturing thousands of head of cattle in his name and thus swindling the government as well as his own people. A committee of five Cherokees appointed to investigate these allotments over two weeks ago reported that there were only fifty-six who had any claim whatever for an allotment and many of these were question able. The report was made to Allotting Agent Duncan, yet in spite of it he went ahead and made seventy allotments, and now the combine wants ten more and pro poses to delay the opening of the strip to se cure them through congressional action. The Finn Agreed Upon. Topeka, Angust22. Mr. Devlin is in from Pittsburg. "The strike is over as far as we are concerned," he said. "I went to Fron tenac and met the men, not a committee, but the men who dug coal for us before will dig again. I stated my proposition to them clearly and we talked the matter over. The men said they were all anxious to go to work and agreed unaninously to the terms we arranged. They are to be paid 50 cents a ton for mine run coal and premiums at 5 cents a hundred pounds when there is more than 50 per cent lump in the ton as it comes from the mine. There will be no pit com mittee, as it is not necessary, and when there is anything for the operators to discuss with the miners they will talk to the men, not to an executive board. We sign con tracts with men to be in force until May, 1895, or two years from the time the strike began." Manager John Perry of the Central Coal and Cook company says that his company does not propose to meet Mr. Devlin's terms. Senate to Act on Pension Dropping:. Washington, D. C, August 22. A dozen or more senators are preparing for a red hot scrimmage over the pension question. The fight will be precipitated on Senator Gallin- " ger's resolution inquiring of the commis sioner of pension's if he has conformed to the law in dropping a large number of pension ers from the rolls without a hearing. There are a great many men in the senate, possibly two-thirds of that body, who believe there is no warrant in law or practice which will justify the commissioner or the secretary of the interior in dropping pensioners on the suspicion they are not entitled to the pen sions. It is said an effort will be made to adopt & joint resolution providing pensioners shall not be dropped until it it is proven they are unlawfully drawing pensions and they can not be taken from the rolls pending investi gation into the merits of their cases. Missouri Pacific Will Fellow. Kansas Crrr, Mo., August 22. The plan adopted by C. J. Devlin, manager of the 3anta Fe railway's coal interests, for settling? the coal miners' strike in southern Kansas has succeeded and the Santa Fe's mines in Operation. Major McDowell, of the Missouri Pacific, stated that if the Santa Fe miners would go to work on Mr. Devlin's terms, the Missouri Pacific would give its men an opportunity to follow their example at once. Several of the small operators are already preparing for similar arrangements and Mr. Devlin's prediction that half the coal miner In Kansas will be digging coal by Wednes day seems to be founded on good reaeons. The strikisg men employed by the Saaiac Fe company accepted Devlin's proposition,, and went to work. Sssf)SMloi or Pessleas. JUtegmX. Washington, D. C, August 23. Caarls P. Lincoln, late deputy commiasioBer o pensions and a prominent candidate for . commander-in-chief of the G. A. B., k au thority for the statement that an effort soon to be made to prove through the court that the suspension of pensions granted un der the act of June 27, 1890, are illegal. Xeatlea of New Hand Ofiees. GtrxHSix, O. T., August 22.-The contracts -vere let for the building of the four Caero ee strip land offices located respectively at Woodward, ISnid, Alva and Perry, aad tfcc agreement calls for their completioa 9 as Jj before September 14. ' - , " M 'l U v K9' Vv 'H ? & .