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TKI WLLW.Y GAZETTE. BA.TZS 07 JJDTXXTUXSa. Om xfa&ro, oe twOn 00 0 vquuft, OB BNtkMM.M, 1 00 Ono vquajre, tvo noctka. I 60 Ona sqtur, thro mnths...... S 60 One qauet six month. B 00 On qoara, om t 00 Liberal ocitrmcti mad for larger adTtl nU. a muanrr he wanna mum ri s I JAMES H. TVUBS. Editor mn4 fr-op, W, S. ITCH ELL and A. J, ROGERS, I BenonJ TrwrtSoj Agmt. VOL. VIII. RALEIGH; N. 0.. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1897- NO. 52. THE III! (IADS 1 Bills General, Local, But All of Some Importance. REID AND RANSON UNSEATED. To Punish Train-Wreckers--Rcsolu-tlons for a Code Commissioner Protection of Wives. SENATE. Monday. Senate met at 4 o'clock. Alexander' presented a petition from citizens of Mecklenburg to regulate Lours of labor in the State and to pro tect women and children. , Bills and resolutions were introduced as follows : "Walker For the ..beiiejat of the pub lio schools in the State; provides that nil voters shall show their tax receipts before they can vote, and by this means increase the school fund. Hardison Pohibiting the Bale or manufacture of liquor and sale of cigar ettes in the State. Hardison To regulate the hours of iabor in factories. Rollins To regulate the sale of con cealed weapons. Ramsey iTo amend section 2150 of The Code, relating to probating wills; to amend The Code in relation to ten ants; also to amend The Code in rela tion to persons bringing suits who are not able to give bond. Moye To define public schools and increase their terms. Mardison To carry into effect the educational provisions of the constitu tion; provides that the commissioners of each county shall levy a sufficient tax on the property and polls of the county to maintain a public school in each school district four months. Bill to extend the time for the collec tion of taxes in Asheville passed;' also bill to amend the charter of the Caro lina Mutual Fire Insurance Company. There was discussion of a bill to reg ulate the probate of fees on crop liens. The original bill applies to Cleveland, but amendments were offered including Union, Fraaklin, Chatham and Meck lenburg. These were adopted and the bill passod. It allows the clerk of the court or probate judge 10 cents and the register of deeds 20 cents for probating aud registering crop liens. Tuesday. Senate was called to order by Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds. Among the bills and resolutions intro duced were: Jy unanimous consent resolution No. 313 was placed on the calendar. This resolution is to elicit information for the better information of railroad charges in the State; gives the Gov ernor the right to call on all railroad, express, steamboat and telegraph com - panies so as to ascertain all those offi cers who receivT) over 2,500 per annum as salary. Moye Bill to amend section 2823 of" The Code in relation to the pay of clerks and employees of the 0 eneral Assembly. Provides that the auditor may require a certificate from the proper officers that the work ha been faithfully performed by f,aid employes. Hardison Bill to prohibit the sale of immoral and obscene literature in the State. Ifardison Bill to protect the people of the State from fevers, etc., in second-hand clothing; also to prohibit the "sale of liquor unless under police super vision. Clark Bill to authorize mavors of towns and cities to solemnize the mar riage ceremony. - Person Bill to increase the public school fund from fees in Secretary of State's office. Hardison Bill to increase the public school fund in the State. The morning hour having expired, the special order set for today was taken up, the bill to repeal chapter 303, laws of 18D.3, locating the lines between Alamance and Chatham counties. The bill provides the running of new lines beginning at the Nattie Newlin place, running west to Randolph county and east to Haw river, which would give back to Chatham the. land taken from her and given to Alamance in lS'Jo. Af ter considerable discussion for and against the bill a substitute was offered and passed second reading. Wednesday. Senate met at 10 o'clock, Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds presiding. The following petition was presented: - 31 r. Alsxander (by request a petition from the employes of the Victor Cotton Mills, of Charlotte, for regulating the hours of labor. la 1 This provides 11 hours as a aay s wort Amoug the bills introduced were: Alexander (by request) Bill to pro vide for the erection of a building for the deaf and dumb at Morganton. Mr. Maultsby Bill for the relief of David W. Powell, treasurer of Colum bus county, and his sureties. Mr. Person Eill to prevent discrimi nation in passenger accommodations. - Maxwell Bill to provide for divorces in certain cases of females under 18 years of age ; also to amend chapter 45, private laws of 18'J4. The bill to repeal chapter 303, laws of 1895 (the Alamance and Chatham boun dary line) passed to a third reading. To fix the time for the qualification of justices of the peace; provides that the term of office shall begin as soon as they qualify. Passed second and third readings. To authorize the commissioners of Robeson county to levy a special tax to pav the present floating debt of the county.' Passed second and third read ings. . J'o pav resistors of deed of the sev cral counties 10 cents for each copy sheet of 100 words for recording elec tion returns. Passed second and third readings. To elicit information for the better regulation of railroad charges. This resolution renuests the Governor to call on all railroad, steamboat, express and telegraph companies and ascertain all the officers that are paid more than 2, 500 per annum. The object is to re duce passencrer and freieret rates. J.ms bill was rn-ref erred. To provide that any note, bond, bill, mortgage, or any private obligation may be paid and discharged in any kind of monev at its face value at the time of niaturitv: reported adversely by com mittee. Several Senators took grounds in favor of the bill and several against it. but it was finallv passed. Thursday. Senate was called to or- der at 11 o'clock, Lieutenant-Governor I Reynolds presiding. Among the new measures were: ' Scales To establish and incorporate the North Carolina Veterinary Associa tion and to regulate the practice of medicine; also to regulate the sale of fertilizers in the State. Whidbee To amend sec. 1285 of The Code, relating to divorces. This bill provides that the party who derires a divorce must be a" resident of the State for sevejn years before applying for same. Shaw To extend the time for or ganizing banks in Maxton. Alexander (by request) Bill in re gard to bicycles and baggage on rail roads. Following bills passed third reading: To allow the commissioners of Robeson to levy a special tax; to extend the stock law in Wayne county. Bills on recond reading: To exempt undertakers who are funeral directors from jury duty; passed second and third readings. To protect iron bridges in'Macon county; passed1 second and third readings. To pav special venire3 in capital cases $1 per day and no mile age. By amendment the following counties were exempted from the bill: Rockingham, Durham, Franklin, Cleve land, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Dup lin, Clay, Cherokee, Graham and Rich mond. To amend chapter 263, private laws of 1831, relating to the students at Trinity Callege. Heretofore this act gave the students some power in the the government of the institution; the amendment strikes out this part of the act. . i The Calendar: Bill relating to corpor atfons; tabled. To amend sectiohs 1190 and J200 of The Code, relating to chal lenging of jurors; tabled. To enforce ordinances in towns and cities; tabled. To establish a scale of fees for registers of deeds in North Carolina; tabled. Bill in relation to sale of farm products; ta bled. To provide for the probate of wills in certain cases. This bill pro vides a statute of limitation. Mr. .Jus tice offereTl the following amendment: "Provided that this act shall not oper ate to prevent persons under disabilities from applying to prove a will in com mon five years after disability is re moved ;" tabled. To provide for the pro bate of wills. This bill allows a person to make a will before death and have it probated; tabled. To prevent discrim ination against different kinds of mon ey; tabled. To authorize county com; missioners to appoint time and place for sale of property under process of law; tabled. To pension all ex slaves who did service in the Confederacy. This bill appropriates $5 per month. Mr. McCarthy moved to table. Mr. Person demanded a roll call, which was sus tained. Bill tabled ayes 34, noes 11. To repeal section 3433 of the code and all amendments. This bill prevents the directors or manager of the peniten tiary from hiring out convicts in com petition with free labor. On motion to table Mr. Person demanded the roll call. Sustained ayes 38, noes 10. To amend section 503 of the code, relating to homesteads; tabled. To make wit npsq fjrfretf negotiable; tabled. To de fine the public school law and extend the time of teaching; tabled. To in crease the public school funds; tabled. At the night session the following was accomplished: To incorporate Hamlet; to authorize McDowell county to levy a special tax to pay for jail. Passed second and third reading: To facilitate the trial of civil actions. This bill makes return term trial term also; also provides that when summons is served complaint is also delivered to party. Fiuday. Senate met at 11 o'clock. Among the petitions offered were: Clark From the citizens of Littleton against a dispensary law. Scales From citizens of Guilford county against the 10-hour law. Alexander To work convicts on the pnblic roads. Parker From citizens of Alexander countv, asking the General Assemblv not to make any more appropriations to btate institutions, and to make no ap propriations for a reformatory unless voted lor by tne people of the State. Among tne Dins ana resolutions in troduced were: Henderson A bill to amend section 1754 of the Code, relating to the tenant act. ' Newsom A bill to amend the insur ance laws of the State. Justice A bill relating to the clerk of the Superior Court of Rutherford county. Utley Bill for the protection of edu cational and other interests in North Carolina. Abell Bill regulating the duties of clerks of courts in regard to books fur nishod by the State. Clark A bill prohibiting certain games of chance. ,J ustice Bill authorizing the commis sioners oi ituthertoru county to levy special tax. Among the bills on the third readm were: To allow Caldwell county to levy special tax ana to puna a jail; to mcor porate Hamlet, Richmond county. I'assea. To allow the commissioners of Rich mond county to levy a special tax. Passed. To allow the commissioners of Mc Dowell county to levy a special tax. PassedT To allow the commissioners of Mont' gomery county to levy a special tax. Passed. To allow the commissioners of Wa tauga county to levy a special tax Passed. Bills on second reading: To restore the office of treasurer of McDowell and to authorize the Gov ei nor to appoint .a treasurer until the election. Passed second and third reading. To extend the time of hold ing the February term, of Guilford court. A message was received from the Governor relating to the offer of the Seaboard Air Line to . lease the North Carolina railroad, and at 1:10 the Sen ate went into executive session and Governor Russell addressed the Legis lature at some length on the matter of the North Carolina Railroad. He charged the president and directors of that company with freezing out the Seaboard Air Line by refusing to con sider the offer made for the road by President Hoffman. The message was the feature of the day's proceedings. Saturday. Senate met at 11 o'clock, Lieut. -Governor Reynolds presiding. A petition was presented by the Wo men's Christian Temperance Union for the establishment of a reformatory. The petition was signed by about 1,000 prominent woment in all sections of the State. - Among the many new bills introduc ed was one by hardison to protect and encourage sheep-raising in the State. The Edgecombe county road law was taken up and discussed. This bill pro vides that no person living in towns shall pay a road tax, but to be taxed for the improvement of streets in the cor porate limits of a town. Person spoke to his bill; Moye opposed the bill as did also Alexander, sayinsr that his countv Mecklenburg had the best roads of any county in the ; State, and they were improved by taxation; that he would vote against any measure opposing eood roads. Finally it was seen that the op position was so great the bill failed to pass by tne louowing vote: Ayes 1, noes 32. The calendar was then taken up and he following passed second and third readings: To incorporate the People's Benevo- ent and Relief Association of North Carolina. For the relief of the sheriffs and tax- .- - - - y llecters'in the State. "This bill gives' the sherifls and tax-collectors of each county in the State the power to collect back taxes from 1889 up to and includ ing 1896, excepting a few counties which were exempted. To amend section of the code. llns bin rroliibits any person, persons or corporation being non-residents of the State, from catching fish by nets or otherwise, in any waters of the State without first obtaining a license from the Treasurer of the State, said license to be 2.500 per annum. The violation of this act is a misdemeanor and pun ishable by a fine of $100 or six months imprisonment, or both, in the discre tion of the court, the fines and license ees to go to the public school fund. Resolution for the appointment of a special committee to prepare a bill fix ing salaries and fees. HOUSE. Monday. House met at 3 :30. Among the bills introduced were the following: Cox To allow defendants in actions to plead the statute of limitation; to make it the duty of Suierior Court clerks upon petition of 200 free-holders that county commissioners are improp erly managing affairs, to appoint two others. Ensley To promote marriage in the State. Declaring all unmarried men aged 24 bachelors, who shall be taxed $16 for the first year of bachelorhood and the tax to be doubled each succeed ing year of bachelorhood, the tax to go to tfie school fund. Cox To give the Governor and not the Legislature the appointment of State Librarian. Cox To fine defeated candidates for office who fail to file statement of elec tion expenses 850. Cox To fine cotton weighers So who make errors in weighing cotton. Crews (Rep.) Instructing Senators and Representatives in Congress to se cure the repeal of the civil service law. declaring the latter unnecessary and contrary to the spirit of our institn tions. Abernethy To appropriate $100,090 annually from the public fund for the common schools. to be divided pro rata among the counties so as to equal ize as far as possible the school terms of the respective counties. Lusk To give all notaries public, justices of the peace, clerks of Superior and Inferior Courts power to take ac knowledgments and take the privy ex omtnofinn rf m o rri di Tvnm "n .............. M. 1 J . I . . . V g Alexander To make it a misdemean or by intoxicated persons and others to interrupt school entertainments or po litical meetings. Alexander To repeal section 5 of the county government law and construe the law to mean that a majority of any of the present boards of county commis sioners shall have full power to act on all matters coming before these boards without the concurrence of the one member who has been appointed by the resident or presiding judge. Tuesday House met at 12 o'clock Among the bills introduced were: Sutton To provide that the existence of a life estate in any land shall not be a bay to a sale for partition of such land. - Dockery lo allow Kichmond coun ty to issue bonds to pay the floatin debt. Dockery To amend the charter of Laurinburg so the commissioners and officers shall be elected by the people the fiest Monday in May. Bill to allow Marion county to levy a special tax for the improvement of "its public roads passed; also one to allow Montgomery county to levy a special tax, and one to allow Cherokee o levy a special tax. Bill passed amending the act creating the colored normal school at layette ville and naming new trustees and managers. Bill to amend the law as to registra tion of pharmacists was taken up. It provides that the word "registered" bo stricken out and the word "licensed take its place. But, after considerable discussion, the House refused to com mit the bill to the committee on health, and it passed second and third read ings. . Bill to amend the charter of Eden- ton was taken up and after dis cussion passed second and third read- inzs. Hauser asked leave to have the Sen ate's free silver instruction resolutions placed on the calendar. There was in stant protest. He made a motion to bus pend the rules. The Democrats voted ave and the Republicans no. The mo tion to suspend was lost. McUrary s assignment act bin was tabled. Bill passed to change the corporate limits of Thomasville. - McCrary lodged a motion to reconsid er the vote by which the assignment bill was tabled. At the night session the followin bills were passed: To incorporate Wingate High School, in Union county; to allow Swain coun ty to levy a special tax; to incorporate Whittier, Swfon county; to change the date of the apportionment of school funds in Stokes to October 1 ; to put M. L. Tuttle, of Stokes, on the pen sion roll; to amend the charter of Mocksville. Wednesday. The House met at 10 o'clock. Bills -were introduced as fol lows: Price To amend the law as to elec tion of county superintendents of edu cation, so as to restore the same. Jrrice To allow Monroe s commis sioners to elect a tax collector; to estab lish graded schools at Monroe. Hare To prevent the destruction of live trees by lumbermen. fienn to protect wua animals in Chatham. Arledge To incorporate Central In dustrial Institue at Columbus, Polk county. Dixon, of Cleveland to repeal the $10 special tax on physicians. The assignment bill was tanen up and re-committed and the judiciary committee-will consider the bill and if it is not in accord with the Supreme Court's decision to make it so. A few bills passed second readings to allow different counties to build bridges, levy special tax, issue bonds, etc. Sutton's bill to prevent lynching by empowering the liovernor to convene special courts instanter in extraordinary cases was taken up and explained, but the hour of special order having ar- rivod the debate ceased. ; The bill to allow female notaries public was voted against by the House. At the night session a resolution was adopted urging Senators and Represen tatives in Congess to repeal the civil service law. Y- Bills passed to Allow Tiia:ta tffi.un r-ittebh eoicntv home in -order to buy another site nearer Asheboro; to make the fee for impounding stock in the stock law districts 10 cents instead of 50 cents in Buncombe, Haywood, Surry, Davie, Wilkes and Madison. By a vote of 40 to 44 the House re fused to reduce the salary of the State librarian. Thursday. House met at 10 o clock. Majority and minority reports of the committee on privileges and elections were submitted on the Mecklenbujg election contest case, the majority favoring Clanton and Williamson, the contestants, and the minority favoring Reid and Ranson, the sitting"members. Bil's and resolutions introduced: itton A resolution providing that th t Speaker shall appoint a special com mittee of three, to which all bills rela tive to a code commission shali be re ferred; also a bill creating a code com mission. (The resolution was, under a suspension of the rules, adopted.) Smith To protect the lives of per sons traveling on railroads; also for the protection of wives. Blackburn To forbid minors from entering or loafing in bar-rooms. Lawhon To assist tax-collectors to collect poll tax. Hancock To provide for and pro- moto the oyster industry of North Car olina. (Ordered printed.) At the night session bills passed mak ing it a misdemeanor for any person, intoxicated or otherwise, to interrupt or disturb any school entertainment, picnic, political meeting or any lawful assembly; to change the name of (Jrif finville, in Union county, to Marshville and make it a dry town. Mr. Liusk said that the business of the session was about half done, and in or der to expedite matters he made a mo tion that all engrossed Senate bills which come over be placed on the cal endar without reference to committee. The motion prevailed. By leave, Mr. Cox introduced a bill to prevent the spread of disease among live stock. Fkiday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the bills and resolutions intro duced were the following: McBride To include Robeson in sec tion 2, chapter 202, Acts of 1881. White, of Randolph To atlotlr commissioners of Bandolpn to select any certain day in December and JVrie to hold their meetings, instead of the first Monday. Cunningham lo allow certain be nevolent orders exemption from insur ance tax and supervision. Peeters To protect deer in Mitchell and Yancey counties by making it un lawful to chase them with dogs or to hunt them between December 15 and October 15. Dockery To change the time of holding courts in the seventh district. Dockery Resolution that it is expe dient that some method be devised for the protection of the youth of the State against the bliehting influence of the deadly cigarette and its trust. Dockery That the judiciary com mittee be instructed to prepare and pre sent to the House for its consideration a bill to establish a general dispensary system for the State, somewhat Bimilar to the Waynesville dispensary act, though more intelligently constructed, regarding cigarette traffic and con sumption. The calendar was taken up and the following bills passed: ' To establish a uniform standard of time for the State; resolution raising a committee to consider the reduction of salaries to conform with the price of farm products; to remove obstructions m Big Dutch Buffalo Creek, Cabarrus county; to provide for the registration of land grants in territory which -has been changed from one county to an other. Bill to amend the road law so as to change the dates of meeting of supervisors to April and October, was tabled. The Broughton-Young contest, from Wake, was taken up, fully discussed, and finally -decided in favor of Young, colored. At this juncture a special message was received from Governor Russell on the lease of the North Carolina Rail road, which was read and 500 copies ordered printed. Bill to make ten hours a day's labor in all factories employing over 5 per sons, came up with an unfavorable re port. Mr. Blickburn, chairman of the committee which heard argument on it, moved to table it. On this Mr. Dixon, of Green, demanded the yeas and nays. The call was not sustained. The bill went to the table by a very large ma jority, and the "clincher" was put upon it. - Saturday. House met at 10 o'clock. Bills introduced! Sutton, of Cumberland To amend the charter of Fayetteville by creating a police board. Ormsby To give county commission ers more time for meetings. Murphy To make bastardy a misde meanor. Bills passed as follows: To leave to the people the question of the line be tween Alamance and Chatham; to es tablish a new township in Surry. A bill to extend the stock law in Wayne county passed second reading. The bill to pay special veniremen m capital cases came over from the Senate, the latter body having added several counties which were objectionable to the House. McKenzie made a motion that the House refuse to concur in the amendments, and that a conference committee of three be appointed. The Speaker named McKenzie and Cook and Parker, of Perquimans, as the com mittee of conference. Bills were introduced by Johnson, by request, to require all bankers or offi cer! or directors of railroads and State banks or other corporations .created or chartered by the Legislature to take an official oath, the State Treasurer to pre scribe the form of oath and send the blank forms to each officer on or before January 1st of each year; to regulate the liability of stockholders in banks chartered by the State; to make chapter 494, acts of 1893, discretionary with the State Treasurer instead of mandatory. The bill to establish a dispensary at Waxhaw passed, after considerable ar gument. By leave Hancock introduced a bill to aid "North Carolina's Rolling Expo sition" bv. appropriating to it $2,500, the bill being accompanied by a petition. FOOTBALL PARAPHERNALIA! How the Punter Protects Illmeeif While Playing. To the spectator who watches the hard-fought battles on the football field nowadays, it appears as though the payers are so well protected Trom in juries that there are ' not nearly so many risks to be run as there were twelve years ago. Who would have worn boots of a double thickness and padded with thii felt twelve years ago? And yet rany of the Lvst play ers to-day wear them to protect the small bones in their feet fcnd to avoid sprained ankles. If the old-timers had been asked to wear shin guards they would undoubtedly have spurned them, but nobody Is without them now. From the light canvas or cloth trousers of former years. we have heavily padded moleskins, with bulging knees a foot thick, solid panlers over thejiips, and leather protectors for the stomach and kidneys. Canvas Jackets are not so popular now, but heavily padded Jer seys are considered the right idea In stead. Chadwick, of Yale, has, per haps, the most novel-looking Jersey. Around the wrists are leather bands, and on each elbow is a leather pad the size of a loaf of bread. On each shoul der Is a leather protector which Is half the size of an ordinary saddle and must mm 5H0R FOOTBALL OUTFIT. weigh three or four pounds. The inside of the Jersey is lined with some strong texture. Modern football players believe in protecting their heads. Twelve years ago there were very few "long-haired" experts, but the craze for letting one's locks grow has become universal, so that a football man with short hair Is looked down upon. The rubber nose mask, which covers the mouth as well, and the leather helmet are devices that seem almost Indispensable. The hel met that is in use now not only covers the top of the head with a cap of hard leather, but protects the ears with two big muffs made of, thick felt, through which are small holes, so that the wear er can hear the Instructions of his cap tain. It is estimated that with all of his football togs on a player can tip the scales at thirty pounds above his actual weight. Somebody has suggested steel masks and coats of mail, but fortunate ly the rules prohibit any such warlike accessories. It is rather expensive to own a com plete outfit, the big 'varsity teams hav ing to pay about $40 per man for the various articles needed in a gridiron battle. But as college elevens have plenty of money at their command, nothing Is thought of such an outlay. The Gulf Disappearing. It is rather a disturbing thought to feel that great portions of the earth's surface are slipping away, as in the case of a mountain in Gard, France, Niagara changing, or that the Gulf of Mexico is being gradually filled up. The latter change is predicted by the St Louis Republic. Inthe years to come, the geographies will make no mention of the Gulf of Mexico, but will picture an Immense tract of lowland in its stead, the map being probably provided with a footnote something like this: "Note There is a tradition that this level tract of swamp land was once a billowy sea several hundred miles long, embracing all that country between Mexico and Cuba on the west and east and Yucatan and Louisiana on the south and north.' This state of affairs Is being gradually but surely brought about by the Mis sissippi and other United States rivers, which annually deposit millions of tons of sediment in the gulfs bottom. Ex pert hydrographers declare that the Mississippi alone annually deposits mud sufficient in the gulf to cover one square mile of its bottom to a thickness of two hundred and forty feet. A.nd then they both began to sing. The key was, I think, B flat, Sue took.the alto, May the air. And I well, I took my hat. New York Town Topics. mm M FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. The Proceedings Briefly Told From Day to Day. SENATE. Monday. Immediately after the Sen ate convened at noon Mr. Sherman moved an executive session, stating that it would requiro but a short time. When the doors were closed he reported the general treaty of arbitration, as amended Saturday by the committee. The first of these amendments at the end of the first article in clause one is: "But no question which affects the for eign or domestic policy of cither of the high contracting parties, or the rela tions of either with any other State or power, by treaty or otherwise, shall be subject to arbitration under this treaty, except by sjecial agreement." The second strikes out all reference, wherever it occurs, to tho King of Swe den and Norway as the umpire, where the tribunal , fads to agree uH)n such umpire. Shermau asked that ' tho in- I 'unction of tho secrecy be made public, ut was denied. A message from the President with a reiort from tho Secre tary of Stato giing tho information asked for by the Seuato as to the arrest and condemui. u in Cuba of Jules Sanguilly, nm American citizen, was laid beforo the Senate and referred to the comiuitteo on foreign relations. Tho Nicaraguan Canal bill was taken up and an unsuccessful effort was nuido to havo a day uud hour fixed for a final vote. Tuksday. An additional movement in tho direction of bi-nietallism was made in the Senate by Mr. Chandler. It was in the shape of a resolution de claring it to be tho senso of tho Senate that the United States should not per manently acquiesce in the single gold standard, and that the efforts of tho government in all branches should be directed to securo and maintain tho use of silver as well as gold as tho staudaJ money with tho free coinage of both. The resolution went over with tho no tice from Mr. Chandler that ho would address tho Senate upon it. The con ferenco report upon tho immigration bill was taken up and was oposed in a long fqeech by Gibson (Dcm.) of Mary land. He raised the point that the committee had exceeded its xwers and injected new matter in tho bill. Lodgo spoke in favor of the bill, but it wcut ovef "without action, Hill, (Dem.), of New York, giving notice that ho would speak against it Wednesday. Tho re mainder of the day wan taken up by tho Nicaraguan canal bill. Wednesday. There was nothing of very much importance beforo tho Sen ato today. The two resolutions offered last week looking to tho imjediiig or preventing of tho sale of the Union Pa cific Railroad property under a jtuliciul decreo of foreclosure, were discussed at some length by Thurston, (Rep). Concerning tho Government owner ship he says that tho ixHlc arc not ready nor never will be. Tho Nicara guan bill was before the Scuate fur tho balance of the day. Thursday. As soon as tho routine morning business was disposed of in tlio Senate, the Houso bill was taken up to prohibit the salo of intoxicating li quors in the canitol building. Ithaii boen reported by Mr. .Morrill, (Rep.) of Vermont, from tlio committee on public buildings and grounds, and Morrill desired its passage, while de claring it was unnecessary and based on a misapprehension in tho public mind. Sherman, (Rep.) of Ohio, took a similar position. Even althougjv. it was based "on falso and foolish grounds" ho thought tho Senate ought to meet the popular objection and pass tho bill. Hill, (Dem.) of New York, took a dif ferent view of the duty of the Senate. Ho denounced the bill as silly, unwise aud unnecessary, as a weak yielding to an alleged public sentiment which re garded murder, robbery and burglary as minor crimes in comparison with a disregard for prohibition laws, and as vicious and cowardly. Ho moved its reference to the committee on rules. whose jurisdiction extends 8ecincally to all that concerns tho benate rcstau rant; but that motion was defeated- veas 27. nays 30. At the close cf tho morning hour the bin went over with out action. The Nicaraguan and immi gration bills took up tho remainder of the day. Friday. I he Senate filled the va cancy in the benatorship irom Dela ware by seating Richard 11. Kenney, whose credentials, in duo form, were presented by Gray (Dem. ) of Delaware, and the 45 States of the Union aro now fully represented in the Senate by 00 Senators. The House bill to prohibit the sale of liquor in tho Capitol was not taken up, but notice was given by Mor rill that he would move to have it taken up Saturday. Allen's resolution requir ing congressional legislation ratifying the sale of the Union I'acillc Kail road came up. Thurston continued his argu ment in opposition to tho measure. The Nicaraguan canal bill was also taken up and speeches in opposition to it were made by Senators Allen (Pop.) of Ne braska, and Caffery (Dem.) of Louisi-. ana. Some fifty pension bill sand some twenty-five other unobjected House bills were taken from the calendar and passed. Saturday. Thurston, (Rep) of Ne braska, gave another installment of his speech on his colleague s resolution de signed to prevent the judicial sale of the Union Pacific railroad proierty. The Nicaraguan canal bill was allowed to go over informally in order to pass bills on the calendar that were unob jectionable. Senator Cameron's joint resolution reeognizmg the indepen dence of Cuba was reached, Senator Hill, who was in the chair, remarked facetiously, that in the absence of ob jection, it would be considered as passed. The objection then came, and a motion was made by Mr. Morgan, (Dem.) to proceed to its consideration notwithstanding the objection. As that motion was in contravention of the agreement under which the Senate was ikAtiTirv 4 e triAiAn wn a wit rtlrown Mr. Morgan stating that he would make an effort to get action upon the ioint resolutiou when the opportunity afforded. The day's session closed wit ri i K A lAltvditr r9 Aillrfctriofl iT tflA lato Representative Cogswell, of Massa chusetts. HOUSE. Monday. The House refused to con sider the bill reported by the com mittee on inter-State and foreign com merce, to prohibit railroad ticket scali ing. The following bills were passed: To prohibit the carrying from one State to another of obscene literature, or ar ticles designed for indecent or immoral purposes; giving officers in the volun teer service of the United States the brevet rank held by them and tho right to wear the uniform of that rank; for the protection of military parks; pro viding that surgeons of soldiers' homes may be appointed from others than those who have been disabled in the pervice of the United States; directing the issue of .patents for the located, but unconfirmed, lands in Louisiana, con sisting of 288 tracts, containing about 80,000 acres. Tuesday. The Houso passed the dip lomatic consular appropriation bill with trifling changes, inducing the total ap propriation to $1,073,708. The usual resolution was agreed to providing for a joint session of Congress on Feb. 10th to count tho electoral vote and declare tho result. The other matters that camo up before the House were not of general interest to the public. Wkdke8Day. The discusssion of tho contested election case of Geo. Cornett vs. Claude S. Swanson, from the fifth district of "Virginia, occupied nearly the whole day of the. House, and by an overwhelming vote. Mr. Swanson's title to tho seat was confirmed. 1 here was considerable argument on both sides, and the constitutionality of the Walton aw attacked. The House committee on pensions today favorably reported tho bill pensioning at $12 a month tho surviving members and widows oi members of the organization during the late war known as the "Last Ten nessee Bridge Burners. " Thursday. Consideration of the phi making appropriations for th District of Columbia for the year ending June 30, 1893, engaged the attention of the House to tho exclusion or almost au other business. Tho further confer ence asked by the Senate upon tho im migration bill was agreed to ftnd Messrs. Danford (Rep.), of Uhio, wn son, (Dem.), of South Carolina, and Bartholdt (Rep.), of Missouri, were re appointed conferees. Friday. The houso, with lew excep tions, applied itself to the considera tion of the unfinished business, and while thus engaged disposed of sixty one private pension bills. Reports were presented and ordered printed UTon contested election cases of Bcnoit vs. Boatncr, from the Fifth district of Louisiana the second irom tnai dis trict this Congress); of Hopkins vs. Kendall, from the Tenth Kentucky dis trict, and of Bcattie vs. Price, from the Third Louisiana district, all in favor of the sitting members. The conference report on -tho military appropriation bill was agreed to. The evening ses sion was devoted to private pension bills. Saturday. The Houso in committco of tho wholo concluded tho considera tion of tho bill making appropriations for the expenses of the district of Co lumbia, for tho year ending June 30 181)8. and then passed it. But feV amendments and those unimportant, wero made in it. The bill to amend tho Wilson tariff act. so as to permit the Treasury officials to sell forfeited opium to the highest bidder and not require them to securo tho amount of the duty of $10 a pound, was passetL A FORTUNE FOR SOME ONC Th Treasure of the Incn Btlll Burlf d Adveuuutni wbo'sccic fold -should turn toHPeruT To begin with, the re mainder of the Incas ransom Is burled Borne where In the mountains between1 Caxamarca and Cuzcu. Wo may confi dently assume, says an English paper, that it has not been discovered, for If put Into circulation at home the money,. market would have been convulsed,' whereas the finders would have no reason for keeping the secret had they,. gotten safely away to Europe. As for tho evidence of deposit, there Is Pizar ro's official report that his comrades would not wait until the celebrated room was full. They wero too impa tient to murder their captive, though they knew that the bullion levied nit on the temple at Cuzco was on its way, transported by 100,000 llamas, each carrying 100 pounds-of purest gold. The figure Is not incredible, seeing how. much remained when the conqulsta dores sacked Cuzco. News of the murder reached that precious caravan In the mountains; forthwith the priests buried their gold and returned. Every one concerned with the expedition, who could bo Identified, was tortured to death, bus none would speak. Such Is the con temporary account. Sir Clements Markham, president of the Royal Geographical Society, obtained some Information during his memorable ex pedition to Teru. He states, as if it were well known in tho neighborhood, that the caravan left the highway at a spot now called Aza njaro. Not Throwing Away Chances. j "Business" is the watchword of the day, and the small boy Is developing on that line wltlf a rapidity which aston ishes the previous generation. But the practical side of his nature has not ob scured the poetry of childhood. Thoi fairy tale is as potent as ever, and there was a smile of pleasure on tho face of the lad who remarked at break fast: - "I had a beautiful dream last night! "What was it?" his father asked. "I thought I was out In the wood and I saw a most gorgeously dressed lady coming toward me." "That Is a good deal like some of the stories that you have been reading." "Yes. It doesn't get very different until the end. I knew by her looks that she was the fairy queen, and ! made up my mind that I wasn't going to lose chances like some of the boys In story books, who didn't know a good chance when they saw it." , "Did she offer you three wishes?" , "Yes. And I called to mind how sho sometimes took advantage of a mor tal's being excited and nervous when' he wished, In order to make him waste his opportunities and have a good laugh at him. So, when she aid, 'Little boy, I'll give you three wishes,' I didn't' Jump at the chance. I said, 'Will you give me whatever I ask for? She an swered, 'Yes, you may have three wishes.' " ! "What did you do?" "I wished for four." Washlmjtou Star. How people .like to Jle about "Dp" society I : c-r 'away,