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A FARCE CONTINUED. ! CONGRESS KILLING TIME BY SENSELESS DISCUSSIONS. IVIiilc Kusines-s Is Paralyzed llank mptcy and Iviiiri Staring the Coun try in the Face, Vet lielief ".Vilich Could HeOivciiCrimiiially Withheld. Wast tiii; Precious Time. J. II. Turner, writing from Washing ton in the Chicago Express, says: The indifference ami stupidity of Congress I at this lime vcrv forcible reminds one ; of the time when Xero iiddlcd and danced while Koine burned. This i.s es pecially true of the Senate, which is still discussing the Nicaragua ('anal bill. How ridiculous it is for those men to spend days, and oven weeks, dis cussing a bill which, if enacted into law at this time, would vield no benefit i i. whatever to the present generation, j lor no one imagines for a moment that this proposed car.al could possibly be completed and in operation Inside of twenty-live or thirty years, yet these legislators are absolutely wasting the precious time that belongs to the pres ent generation, while bti.-iness is par alyzed, and bankruptcy and ruin is staring the count! y in the face. When we contemplate the millions who are tramping our highways, and the untold suffering of their families, it appears almost criminal, and very close akin to treason, to see the rights and liberties of th" people tampered with in any such way. wlem relief is in their hands and could be so easily applied. How long this long winded, discussion of this canal bill will continue in the Senate no one seems t have the least idea at this time. The debate for the last few days lias developed some very interesting speeches. l?ourke Cochran entertained the House for more than an hour and n half wi;h one of his sky-sera ting, high-soaring, senseless speeches, in which h made it very plain that he was the willing tool of the gold trust. He Is in favor of issuing bonds to fund the greenbacks ami treasury notes, and turn the government over to the tender mercies of the national banks. He also took the position that we have too much money instead of too little, and the remedy he proposes for present conditions is free trade, less money ami l etter money. Last Monday the Democrats conclud ed i hat they had better have a caucus and see where they were at. So the caucus was held, with 1I' Democrats present. Speaker Crisp o fife red the fol lowing resolution, which was adopted by a vote of SI to ."!: 'Iieyolvod, That it is the sense of this ill caucus that the Carlisle currency bill should be passed Ivy the House of Rep resentatives, substantially as presented ill tin? substitute which has been print ed in the record, and which will be of fered at the proper time by the chair man of the committee on banking and currency, and that the committee on j mles be requested to report an order i tomorrow, immediately after the read-' iifir of tili Journal, which shall pro-j vide for its consideration for one day for general debate, and thereafter un- dor the live-minute rule, and final vote lhere'i at the earliest time practica ble during this v.vek." Mr. Ciisp knows very well that he is tot representing the best interests of his constituents, four-lift lis of whom are farmers, in supporting this bank scheme, which is equivalent to oppos ing tho free coinage of silver. He fur ther knows that the people of his dis trict would repudiate him too quick should he oppose free coinage with an open hand. His lingering at the pie' counter has undoubtedly done its work. Mr. llland of Missouri immediately tfok the door and opposed Crisp's reso lution. He characterized the Carlisle hill as a repudiation of the time-honored principles of the Democratic parly from the days of Jefferson, llenton ami 4thers of the great leaders, down to the present time. He stated with great emphasis that ho would never support any measure which extended the pow er of the national banks. He was will ing to go back to the Democratic doc trine of coming lxth gold and silver, ami abolishing the 1') per cent, tax on State hank, but he was unwilling to accept the dictation of the secretary of the treasury in this matter. Afier the caucus Congressman Sibley of Pennsylvania made one of his char acteristic patriotic telling speeches, in vhich he handled the president without gloves. He described the president as a combination of "brain, belly and brass" without being called to order. He .said the mouths; of members had been padlocked by promises of patron age, ajid when pressed by Mr. Outh waite to tell who put a padlock upon Ms lips, said: "Let me tell tho gentle man that I am talking to-day to men who believe in going to hell in :i handcart instead of to heaven sujh ported by truth. Let me tell him also that I am not addressing men who be lieve more in a bobtail Hush than a contrite heart." So this farce goes on while the people wait and suffer. How long will the people stmd it? While Justice Weeps. Francis Lester tells of a Polish lad of twelve years, "who was scut to the (.'Idea go l.rideweil thirty days for stealing coal. He admitted Lis crime und could talk enough Fnglish to say that he stole coal. He served out his time and then he tramiod home to his widowed mother. And she was dead. He had stolen coal to warm her as she hy dying. Mrs. Lena .Tohnron. of St. Paul, Min nesota, was arrested and thrown Into jail for Mealing in order to keep her four children from starving to death. A wealthy New York girl. Miss Suf ferin, was arrested for shoplifting. For ty dollars' worth of stolen goods were found In her possession, mostly Jewelry and trinkets, concealed In Ler fur ! I",'t If you nr. broad it is1; and steal ir.n ma. If Meal a rr cior and Ij The r; roiicy di a 1 nable' exposing motives or. ing to .set withdraw motives ar the Hold bring a bow, the banks e at public int they proposes purpose is J?re greenbacks or. which were pi . interest in pa? penses. 1 he. MKI.INH) Of bo't Their second more room . sweeping ir iaees. ns in ceding tho riod. the j. they hate . conrpetitor. any form bear inten. Slip; .001 umv' which wo? cancy ca) groeiihn profits his phi!, from th' of pap out at' tainah No the gi; thron;. and thin! conn1, He paid leg? ob) U,J J ) ! good p.... , ers of the green systematically at the i. Ademption, and thus compel reo ! sues of bonds until they are all turn. F od.- Thus wc see that in their conspiracy to promote bank control of the currency the banks are even ready to proclaim a treasonable assault upon the credit of the nation. All these flings, we cheerily believe. are rapidly ferving to open the eyes of j the American people to villainous mo- j lives and practices of the plutocratic ' conspirators who are to-day employing I the power of the press and politicians I to clinch their control over the property ami government oi the country. i- arm ors' Tribune. Citt Your Kycn Opptutt. When they tell you that nionoy can not be mad" of paper, ask them if, dur ing and after the war, when gold and silver were in circulation, if the people Lad no money. Ask them if the bil lions ami billions of business transac tions during those years wen? transact ed without money. Ask them if goods wen not exchanged with greater ease than now. when we have the .sacred gold money. Ask them if the fanner didn't exchange his crops for the things he needed more readily than he can to day. Ask them if the man who labored oil the farm did not get the products of the farmer, by the use of the worth less paper, even more readily than to day. Ask them if the relative prices of things exchanged did not bear the same relations then as now if paper was not money are the debts paid in that stuff still unpaid? Is a cow worth more wheat because gold instead of paper Is used to make the exchange? Was the late war carried on without money because no gold and silver coins were received and paid out in the trans actions? Do the silver pieces used as change to-day any better perform the uses of money than the paper fractional currency of war days? When you get a dollar in paper for a day's work, and buy three pounds of coffee with it, Mould you get more coffee if you gave a silver or a gold dollar? And if the paper would not buy as much as dur ing the war did not the laborer get more dollars? I f three pounds of coffee is worth a day's work, does it make any difference whether It Is paid for by two dollars or ten cents? (let your eyes open and see what horrors have been brought on the people by bankers monkeying with our money laws. J. A. Way la ml. Iuucocl ly the IVckh. The Kansas City Star says: "The for eign trade reports of the United States for the eleven expired lnontns of ISiU show that tho exports of merchandise and gold amounted to ;,ooo, km) more than the value of all commodities brought In from abroad. The December returns will make the entire year's ex cess of exports over Imports more than ::ro,Ooo,MM." And the same thing has been going on for Hi years. This Is the tribute American Ignorance Is pay ing to P.ritish capitalistic cunning. I a tlirm, and can prove It boj-ond any shadow of a doubt, by the United States reiwrts, that Ilrltlsh or any other for eign people never paid for or Invested forcigu capital in any national, State, Ot... men as y v ists swarm . i. about your State i.v thousand. They have tin of mo'iey. They don't think o. except as an ignorant taxpayer who don't knot" what they are doing. They are after ejv.r: under which they can make boodle without giving an equiva lent. More oiees are created for pets, more taxes are e'vied to pay them with. ho pays? WeK. sit down and study the question a little bit and see. Com bi;; Nation. (loM e.ie.l Silver Tlininj;. The decline in silver riining in the United States during the past year has been great, but is hugely compensated by an increased activity in gold min ing. The production of silver during the year 1SP4 fe-1 oil" over eight mil lion ounces in Colorado from the pro duction in ls;;:, which was a decline of over ."0 per cent., while the product of gold in the same State was nearly doubled, the output for IS'M being r.i. (HH ounces, while for lsi: the amount was only "Chooo. In California there was a slight gain in the product of silver, while the in crease of gold was :?J.ooo ounces, the total output for 1SP1 in the State be ing ClU.ooo. South Dakota in 1'..'! only produced Utl.utiO ounces of gold, which was mere than doubled in 18P-J, the amount reaching 4b".,ont) ounces, while the product of silver was almost tike same as the previous year. In Montana the output of gld was'J17,n0 ounces, an Increase of 4.",iH over the amount in 1S1:. while the silver product decreased nearly one-half in the same period, being Id.'.HH'i.ooo in ISSW and only S..VJ7.MH in 1SP4. In Idaho the gold product in 1S! was 7!Uoo ounces ami increased to N7,otM hi ist I. These live States produced last year ,SL' per cent, of the gold mined in the United Stales, the entire gold product of the country amounting to $JS.Knuxk as compared with $:M.(.do.ooo in lsp;:. while the silver product has declined from about if::r.. nki.inmi in IX:; to only JflM.tMMUHM) in 1SP1. The loss in amount of silver mined has been more than off set by the Increase in gold mining, so that the aggregate gain is over 00,Mo above the product in isp.5. Ilroono, or (ititis. Tho courts are getting as corrupt as the ((ovei anient. When the people d cide they he.ve waited long enough for the day o judgment and proceed to Inaugurate It, t'jey will clean out tho judicial tempies as well as the augean stables. Courts' of jut-tlo have to justice In them. They are i. Mockery and a sham. The people arf. absolutely with out a pou nnnont or a system of judi ciary. Hoth departments are as cor rupt as the Lexow discoveries. There Is a time coming when 1 1 fere must be a house cleaning. It can be done now w Ith brooms and the scrubbing process should begin. Soon the conditions will be such that brooms won't nnsver, and nothing but guns will do the work. ' Dallas Mercury. .illusion, :is conai::-;-.. ami reecnmiend .one ami with less expense .v ilie best gi.d of all tlam can be coniplished by a Legislative body or in any ether way. Congress is the proper body to authorize the aiioi:u meat t" such a commission, as ii is composed of members coining from all parts of every State." Appended to the. report were Utters of Approval received by the committee from Samuel Cotapers. .lol :i W. Hayes, H. C Denning and II. Sovereign. The Secre.ary of ihe Interior has dirc-rt-ed the issuance of a patent on thirty acr. s of hind embraced in the town site of Unid. Okla., and known as "Met J aire's "Addi tion to Um- Town of Imid," to L. W. Me Guire. When the town äe becomes, or ganized as a inuniclpa'.iiy and proper proof is furnished to the department, a patent will be issued t.i the town for the remaining tin acres, to be maintained for public purposes. The Interior Department has called for bids to be open,.;1, February IS for fur nishing a sheet metal ceiling and new copper roof for the Pension Ihuvau Building. T'.e present appropriation is $l2S,0O0. but Congress h: been nsj;cd for on additional appropriation. Increase i's Internal Ifcvcmie, A statement prepared at the I litem .tl Revenue l'mrcau shows the aggregate re ceipts from all sources during the six months ending December ."1. 1!S!1, v;ere $Sl,S47,rnIi, which is an increase over the receipts for the same period of last ye.ir of $S,!I0.U71. The receipts for the'last six months of 1SP1 and the increase or decrease in the several sources of reveune are given as follows: Spirits, SlS.SIavr.o; increase, $7,735, S7!. Tobacco. $lo,i:,7,dl0; increase, $1,10-V GCd. Fermented lhpiors, ?lu,r,f,377; de crease, $117.1fti. Oleomargarine, $:10.1NiO; decrease, ?10t,ö4S. Miscellaneous, $:HJ,2rj; Increase, $2(0, Go9. Of these last receipts J?2dl.70S were from tnx en playing cards. The Secret Service officials have discov ered a new photographic counterfeit $10 rilver certificate of the series of 1S01, check letter 1. .1. Fount Tillman, Regis ter; I). X. Morgan. Treasurer; portrait of Hendricks, small scalloped carmine teal. The patent issued to the Montana Min ing and Redaction Company on a miner al entry for lands in the Helena. Mont., land district, involving the Ida, Knuna, Cleveland, Dandy, liismarck. Star, Sara toga, and Handy Lode claims, has been cancelled by the Interior Department. It is charged that tho lands embraced were non-mineral and that the entry was fraud ulent. Ex-Ranker T. R. Rurlingnnie, who was brought to SpringliilJ, Mo., from Okla homa to answer to three new indictments for grand larceny, was put in jail, being unable to give bonds. There are seven in dictments against hini for receiving de posits in the Rank of Commerce while knowing it to be insolvent. Near Mnrictta, fifteen miles from Ard tnore, I. T., Rube Rarr, n farmer, was called to his door at a late hour by three mounted men and before he could recog nize them was shot dead. The murderers escaped. IMPRESSIVE SCENE. "tu French Ofiiocr C.uilly of nil to His Country. 'Nit ion of Capt. Alfred Drey ' of being a traitor t .'lis nie of the mos: i:::Mr si v-t 1 :uid r e m a r kab! scenes that Frame Las witnessed ii many y ;:r.- I ;;. f us s t mi i! high M.i'tr.g the oflieer.-? of the French ar my, lie was in the :i r: iP ery s e r v i e e and was on duty at t h e Mini -try f W.-:r. 1 aris. S.-v- er:ll weeks ;.go ho wasnrrott d n :1c? !::! P.'o ot ha :ig Y ' bvtrayeii important 'ion to the cm ihd forth protests from Vvorumci.t. bet l!:e pro V'ed Mid :i curl ü-iutiil, ', tried and bread D;ey y:;s sentenced to be tl adiitary r:i.ik ami hoti iii d fr !it'. in a fort- t i carried .mt on ihe. Jo I'.-i.le Miiitairo in iroops jii:d nuner- , n'n. im: :is :vm ccntrr : !: sjr..iri. Vf the eo:rt n-arti-il 'fa. Darr:o- t!:e:i :d n yfü--. y.ei are di ms. In t t mi!i t.f j. ik we :' Villi. re-.Ki.Led Ti-:-k Irry .!::i;l' it c:-t it ih A I li In:; !!-: :.::d hi j ine imifori;i of Dp'v 1 i:s i rit-d ei:v. ,i;d pi-i.te'-ted tiüt ! e v e V. a d!'!,, ned le." L'o.iMi. la ; . sli.ici i:g De;th )1 by an .citb:ir; ir. - ;eerve, citing. ".S- i'p:'d of the insignia of witrTiatc ie.in va!k'--l the sij'.inre w!ii :i vas A The htt'er exiiiliitvd ,:d many f the?a -jt. . amid cries of '"Deatli to ,hvyfi;s Wit taken t the vnd uiven nver to the hr iinprisoni't-:it i: snin- I' degradrdion ;;rnh:ird a ftcniciit in Paris, r.iul, in UJce. :ed for years. Frot an Awful lllow to i Drange drawers, preciate the damage done by iost in the Florida orange oiivillo correspondent says oial inspection of the groves Dvaiers in tie North can " extent of the damage, eis ot bo sending, as they are, spiles. The crop is practie , Some fruit is being shipped 1 is nearly all toadied by th? ; e been pretty mm h all over growing parts of the S:ate tue frost, and I have yet to see tho iirst grove that dues r.ot look as if k had been parched by a lire. The leaves on the trees are sere and yellow. An orange grove can easily be picked out from a long distance. The live oaks, palmetto. cabbage, palm and ether such trees do not seem to have been affected. As they generally surround more er less the or ange groves, the yellow leaves of the lat ter, in comparison with the green of the others, make a striking contrast. In many id' these groves few oranges had been pickt d. In others nearly all. Th" total crop was estimated by experts at 0MsO, (00 boxes, half of which had been gath ered before the frost. The average price of thee oranges to the consumers was 2 a box. This would make a loss of $0.0K. OOO on lh" !. KtO.Ot I,xes that have been spoiled by the frost. One-half of this loss falls on the growers, the other half on the lealers and the transportation companies. I have met a number of grow ers who effcred to sell the fruit on the tti'cs at live cents a box. Rut they wire unable to sell oveii at that rate. The ö.(! 0.OOO loss on oranges is by no means all. The young trees' and mnny of the old ones h.nve been killed. How great the loss will be in this respect will not be known until spring. II. S. Kidney, an old resident of Waitland. says that he does not believe that more than one-third of the orange trees of the State will come out of the freeze alive. It will be possible to' save time, he thinks, by cutting them to the ground and letting them sprout from the roots. Ibit he expresses the be lief that tho budded trees of tho liner va rieties are killed to the ground. As to limes and lemons, he says that he does not believe that there are any live trees left. The pineapple plants ia the south ern part of the State ?re also gone. To mat. es and other vegetables which are raised in large quantities for the early Norther;! markets are also killed. Told In o Few Ldnct. John Kilgore, aged SO. a retired farmer, of Rloomington. died of paralysis. lie was born in Madison County, Ohio. Five people were overcome by gas in New York. Two of them. Samuel Cohen, 22, and Jacob Schölt key, Id, may die. One of the gas wells near Klwood, Intl., has ceased yielding gas ami is now Hew ing oil at the rate of several barrels a day. Tho call for help from the distressed mining districts of Ohio continues and several ear loads of provisions and cloth ing are daily hurried forward. In a sawmill boiler explosion nt Kison. Ark.. J. T. Sunieron and Charles Valen tine were killed. IM Valentin1, James McCuliough, and Will (tray will die. Chris Rogers was killed. Lewis Cash was fatally injured, and Mike McLaugh lin was hurt by the falling of the false work of a bridge in course of construction over the Monongahela River at Home stead, Pa. R. O. Outealt. cashier of the late Cap ital National Rank, at Omaha, Kan., has been indicted by the United States grand jury for falsifying the books of the bank. In a sermon on the power of the daily press at Allegheny City the Rev. J. II. Craig said: "Malign it, criticise it, teat it to pieces as you may, it is a Oibraltar of power in our national domain." At a ghost dance Wing given by it party of Pawnee Indians on their reservation northeast of Guthrie, Ok., the mother of Chief Siotted Horse went too near the fire, llor clothes were ignited and she was burned to death. r 1 . - - INDIANA LEG ISLATL'UE. Ti.:: order of bunex :.i the Ibr.;o Mor. da , v as reports lr. m aimiue; s. Th committee on :::;?i-n;i r. c; s reported in faor of the j ;:;,-.: I !!..;!- bill No. 117. for the icis'al of th lnv. pro, idiug br the appoint;: nt of :i t.:;:ii:al gas in.-; it tor. The report wa- concurred i;:. The follow ing bills wen- ;üUo-h;c d: To ppropriab; 3 !-?.."! for homo e r h-cb',.- miteh-d: con cerning gnmd jar. rs. re.ti h-ting th ir in Viiry: for an act r.-iatmg to construction i f road: to pro j-le for a C;masiug Hoard for the canva.-siijg f .'.- s at elections; cone. -i ,;ug mechanics" liens: to regal. .te the charge-; for consumption of mitural gas. I.Vlutmg to granting of charters: an act t aho!i-h i!i"c of c .unty as-.-.or: for a i act onceniitig the im orporation and 'jr..-: Mil of cities and towns with a pop':'ai j ..m ,,f less than W'.c.; for ;;;i act tixiug the :ii.ieof election of county .-up.-r-i:ite:! ienis of sc!.-.o!: a bill com-, ru ing : uiiiie ot.'enses and their punbhmen; lixiüg the ago of consent ;;t eighteen years; to reguhiJe the employ ii!c::t of women in faetoiio: to al olih contract labor in state prisons aiel -talili.-h pid lie contract sys tem: defining d'-c ! at ion of Sabbath: to pivo!if the killing of e.;, -tween "now and January t. iS"'." Tin: !!o 's" .f KcprcseMr.tive?, Tno-kiy, defeated .he bill for placing Hau on all the s; -ho-l-hous- s of St and abo re- hiM'd to appropriate ;::.oci f );- the t Jetty. s- burg Cl'-igoi le'i-rc-ec,t ; . stgte-ia:;n otfere.-l a reso lution coiidetmiing the foreign policy of the n-it iena! admine'ration and favoring the annexation of ike Hawaiian Islands vnderthe term of the troty adopted by the Narr:-:ai a h -lini.-tr-tit n. ' lb- followed the reseiut ion with a spt c; h intt ni -1 a a c;iu!ie iv. joy. of the present p iicy. A I: it io; was made t o hy t :" re.-o'u! ioi; t -?i 3 table, but was v: ied hv. n -nd ti:-: ie-ohi-v. a ado; ;ed by a vo'e f 7 to I", all the 1 eu o. i,it. pr . ü vi.-iiu ; ag.iill! ü. Th." bill ei" b'eprese!:t:iti V S?ot.. j;lerg re'i'.iirii.', ti.e application of p;;i;;es for mar i iage lie n; - to be sivtu- l by one free holder, was hnorabiy reported 'rein the Judiciary Coiinui'itee. The bill aimed principally at elojiing couples, who have fouicl il socay to cva i !, lav. s of Indi ana ami g. t married by Jusiie in the Ohio Itiver tow ns. Ie r e,it;iie Rinv. i.Mio Pi'l. re; .erd ing the . section of the Melicgh law under which the Ci'hnuhPiri Athletic Club grew up and j'ourished as a pri.e-üghtmg re sort, was Sau.rab'y reported by the ciarv 'omsaitu : ;.. iPe bid providing for the im o; p: ration of lob;uco v.are Iihin" compari.-s. The resolution h.i t ailing acoustitufional Convention adversely reported and tho rep ;; ( concurred in. I'.y a ; te of -j'.1 it. p; ti: s.-r. ;: refa.-ed to concur in the report of the Judiciary 'i.:ir.:i ii lee to mdctiuui' post pone l he t i II providing for from to;.', ui ;iue and from ten day s" to .- lx months imprisonment for carrying com-eahil weapons. A long de bute followed the comm it tee's rejiort. but the majority believed tied a more stringent law was m od 'd and the bill went to a ec- Mid reading", thus imlictdnig its Ilnal pass age. Senator Cramer introdm-.-d a congres sior.al ajtpoitionna üt bill whih gives the Itepubli ;u:s seven ami the I .-emtH-rals sik iistricts, i-t:j it w ill doubtless be set aside by th" caucus measure yet to lie reported. The protests of the jx ople ,.f !ndianidis agaim t the nn'Jhods which have been in ogue in the city School P. sard for the j a-t two years found an echo Wcthiesday. ia a resolution in tho Iluse to in -pure into its affairs. An important da part are from the original purpo-os of the cemi.ien school sysletii. and one that w ill provoke bitt. r opposit ion. was Migge!ti pi a )tVerel pro; iding for the teaching of (iermroi in : pubiic schools where lwtnty-lue patrons .-hall sign a j-e'iiien reji:-ling ;hesiO:;e. Al'illWl.O,' o'lje;;! jS p, O' Cl COlUC 1 rigi r of the Ii übbs" iiihd lav was intro duced in the house and w as recegnLcd as one which hr.s beet liefere c.cn legisla ture mr the pa-t tea years. It p.ovihs that l-cfurv any suit sliall be J:l ' I for iiix-l the aggrieved party shall notify the pub lisher of the paper of the injustice Jone ben ami shall give him an opportunity to retract the statements. If this is done w it hin three day s. where the paper oi"; Tid ing is a daily, ami in fen d.f. s, where the paper is a weekly, the plaintiff shall re cover only actual damage sustained. A bill making I.apt.rb County a separate circuit, and providh'g for the lection of a judge and prosecutor, wa introduced. Tut: follow iug lulls passed the Senate, Thursday: An amendment to the liK-l law. w h ich pit , id 'd that w pe-e justifica tion is t!i defens-e maca-e for libel or slander, it shall be sauicicnt t. prove the justification by a fair preponderance of the evidence, instead of beyond a reasonable doubt, as under the pres. nt rah: prohibit ing railroad or streetcar companies from building t ir lines through cemeteries ia cities having" a population of a hundred thousand er over: pioviduig that street c:;r companies shall construct vcsSibul-'soii th fronts of their motors for the j refection of umformen in cold or inclein ui weather; legalizing She rilTs" sales in cases where Ihe rents and profits have not Kvn ap praised: fixing the number of employes of the IIoc.se and their salaries: npprop: dat ing s;ttM. oiM for the erection of a Soldiers' Home at I.afayc'tc: nxing the salaries of Coroners in counties with a jepuIation of pm.ooo or over at i:t.oo.l a y ar. In the House a number of b'd's w ere en record up n second reading, and vere asscd to engivssuicnt. Ann ng themt'as ures thus advanecil ere the folhwing: Tlie bill holding th" r.iilro; tl that ruches freight responsible lor its delivery regard less of transfers: for tU- reorganization of tin' statemilitia under the r.ameofthe In diana National Cuard. to consist of forty eight companies of infantry an I three bat talions of artillery: appropriating S7.1.0K) for militia purposes: providing for the abo lition of the ottieeof Natural tas Iusptvtor; for the protection of umformen, rctpiiring street railways to prov ide screens b-r col i and stormy weather: requiring the .-igna-turet.f a reside nt fr e-in.lder to an appli cation for a marriage license. A HtKiN a the Rouse assembled Friday a motion prevailed to post pone further con sideration of the Miller-ltowors contest till Tuestl iy next, ami make it the special or der for 10 o'clock that morning. Rills in troduced provide for the apjointinent of police matrons in cities of 5 .ofcl iooplo and .iver: for moving insane convicts from the state prisons tt the insane hospitals; for tho apjtointmont of a state inspector of county othecs: limiting interest e arges by building ami loan associations to 6 jer cent, and premium charges to 2 percent. X bill placing the appointment of -trustees of the iHMievolent, reformatory and penal in stitutions in tho hands of the (Jovrrnor, Secretary, and Auditor of State was also introduced. The bill will practically tako the appointing power away from the Cov entor. The session of tho Senate lasted scarcely an hour, and aside from the introduction of a few unimportant bills, no business vas transacted.