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Till) IIOUSK VOTI'I) am) nii: I ithi; oinaui: suii hiiiiti; was dki r.vir.u. l Vote Was UH1 to OO-ItrlUUnt HfMrrlifg liy Olip and Turner. The public and private nllrr trs of Iho houo were thronged Friday in an ticipation of the closing of tho debate va tho senate freo coinage subHtituto for the bond bill. Tho attendance on tho floor won also very largo. Mr. Dingley, chairman of tho wajsand means committee, in dicted on tho regular order as soon a f ho journal Lad Loon road and undo! iho arrangement made Thursday, ono hour was allowed on each side for clos iug. Mr. Crisp, democrat, Georgia, re presenting free silver, taid this was an cconor.iio question and no matter what views tho members have entertained io tho punt, ho aNMtimed that in canting v Lis Voto today each member would do J so conscientiously in accordance with tho dictates of Lis convictions. Mr. Crinp opened Lis argument proper with tho familiar words: "In 1873 congrew demonetized silver." At the very threshold of tho subject, lie eaid, this was denied, and it was also denied that up to 1873 we Lad Lad hi inetallisrn in this country. IIo quoted V Duron BothKcbilds statement that ' prices were regulated by the aggregate amouut of tho circulation, gold and Bilver. Trices were fixed by tho amount of the primary money in tho world. If tho standard in England was gold, in Franco silver and in China silver, tho measure of values would be the combined amount of both gold and eilver circulating as money. Money was the thing for which all contended and the sum of the demand for that metal which would be created among all the people and its value would necessarily increase with the in creased demand. lie read from statements made by Senator Sherman in 187G that the de monetization of silver Lad caused a reduction of its price and Lad created a mad scramble for gold on the part of England, Franco and Germany, which Lad appreciated its price and had induced a fall in prices through out the world. That fall of prices, Mr. Crisp asserted,, was largely due, he would not say wholly, to the de monetization of silver. It was not the fall of prices that was complained of, but the constant and steady fall of prices due to the constant appreciation of gold. lie read from Mr. Balfour's speech of the the 11th instant in the English parliament attributing the decline of agriculture in gold countries to the appreciation of gold and the artificial advantage it gave to silver countries. Mr. Balfour had also declared that the obstacles to reform came not from abroad but were put forward at home. Mr. Crisp affirmed the existence of a well defined purpose by those in au thority both here and abroad to de press the price of silver in order to prevent its demonetization. Bie cited the manner in which the Bland-Allison act of 1878 was executed, the coinage of the minimum amount under the act and the refusal of the treasury after a few months to coin silver under the act of 1890.- lie cited Secretary Carlisle's refusal to give silver for gold in 1893, "because the silver was needed for the redemption of the treasury notes," and his course a few months afterwards in the redeeming those notes in gold. "What kind of juggling is this?" he asked. "What sort of friendly treatment. of silver is this?" . (Ap plause.) He then directed his attention to the manner in which the parity between the metals Lad been maintained. Every obligation of the government, bonds. creenbaci and treasury notes, was payable in coin. If that was not true and they were gold obligations, why did not those who believed that have the courage to say bo and save the tax ridden people millions in interest. In February, 1895, congress could have saved the people $16,000,000 in interest by authorizing gold bonds, "Congress refused," said Mr. Crisp, "We paid sixteen million for the priv. ilege of paying in silver and now you attempt to deny our right to do so. (Applause.) Criticising the bond bill he declared that its purpose was to impound the greenbacks and do indirectly what the majority dare not do directly. It was apian to retire all the greenbacks by holding them in the treasury at tin cost of outstanding interest bearing bonds, a plan which Mr. Carlisle had characterized as the "most remarkable experiment suggested in modern times." ComiDg down to tho practical ques tion whether the United. States inde pendently could maintain with free coinage the parity between gold and silver he paid there was no difference of opinion that it could bo accomplif-h- e.l lv n.n international agreement: As an historic fact. Franco had maintain rl ihn unritv for seventy years. If four or five countries could maintain a rmritv it was conceded that law could effect the remit. How powerful must a state be then to effect that result. Ho altso quoted Mr. Hhernmn and Mr. Carlisle (w Lilu Carlihlo vu In tho house) tothoiff. ct that tho united action of aovcral cuuutrice could ms Uin ilver. As to tho ability of tho United Mates to do so alone, tho n ample of Franco, a country infinitely inferior in wealth and trado to us, lutmt bo borne in mind. If our mints wero opened to tho freo coinage of silver tho commercial value f tho metal would ho equal to its le gal valuo in thin country because any ono Laving 4121 grains of silver could bring it hero and get a staudard dol lar's worth of commodities. In eonoluxiou Mr. Crisp declared that if tho United States would but HhHert its political aud financial iudo pendouce prosperity would return and continue tho perpetual heritage of tha people. Mr. Crisp spoko an Lour and a Lalf and was liberally applauded wLen La at down. Jii'ljre Turner Replies. Mr. Turner, democrat, Georgia, was then, at tho request of Mr. Dingley, recognized for an Lour. Mr. Turner in opening said he did not protend to bo actuated by greater courage than others, nor did ho assume wisdom be yond that of Lis day and generation. He should state opinions that Lad been slowly and carefully formed and Lo (diould submit them with the great est respect for those who differed with h' . IIo expounded exhaustively with copious illustrations from American history, GreHham's law that whenever an attempt was mado to circulate con currently two metals of different val ues, the cheaper metal would always drive tho dearer out of circulation. He then addressed himself to tho question whether the United States independ ently could restore the parity of gold and silver. He would, he said, use every test known to human tribunals. He would summon Mexico and China, where silver was coined and was worth its commercial value. He would summon Japan, that noble stripling of the east, lust feeling her strength and nut about to abandon the exploded theories of silver monometalism. On tho other hand as witnesses against the theory he would summon the en- ightened and cultivated countries of the world, England, Germany, Eussia, Austria and France. They had all closed their mints to silver. Mr. Turner took up the Bland-Alli son ana &nerman silver laws under which 800,000,000 0f silver had been coined. Yet thoso laws had not imparted value to silver, for its valuo had gone down and down and down until India, that great reservoir of the white metal, had in 1893 driven the final nail in the coffin of silver by closing her mints. There wero $4,000,000,000 of Biker in the world according to the report of the director of the mint. Over $2, 700,000,000 had been coined by the countries of the world. If a liberal use of silver over legal enactment could sustain value why had the commercial price in view of these facts gone down steadily. He announced it as his opinion that a debtor nation should pay its debts in the best money of the world in or der to maintain a high standard of credit. Moreover not an individual would profit by paying his debts in a depreciated currency. In the ethics of nationB we could not afford to take advantage of a technical error and pay our creditors in a cheap money. Instead of paying one dollar for two he would rather pay two dollars for one ; but this was not required. Like honest men we must only pay dollar for dollar. (Applause.) An interesting exchange followod with Mr. Crisp and Mr. Terry, demo crat, Arkansas, over some testimony of Secretary Carlisle before the appro priation committee in which Mr. Tur ner took the position that instead of there being a subtle purpose to dis credit silver at the treasury depart ment the sole purpose there had been to sustain it. Mr. Turner declared that if tho law authorizing the secretary to sell gold were repealed that moment the party would fail and tho country would go on a silver basis. The money in daily circulation was silver and, silver cer tificates, ne concluded with the statement that the poor man, in whose interest the restoration of silver was invoked, was most interested in pre serving a sound financial system. When the discussion closed the vote was taken and tho house rejected the free oilver amendment to the house bond bill by a vote of 216 nays against 90 yeas. Only Three Perished. Latest advices are to the effect that the only persons positively known to be dead are Mrs. Patrick Carroll, Mrs. Robert Kane and Mrs. Anne Foley, employes ot Stetheimer & Co.'s collar factory. There are a number of per sons who ara injured by burns and bruises, but none of these are fatally hurt. The property loss will reach 'about $200,000, mainly covered by in surance. Three buildings wero burn ed, tho principal one being tho Bur dett building.in w hich the tire started. All of the missing operatives of the Stetheimer collar and shirt fuctory .have been accounted for except one. It is now thought that only threo per sons perished in the flames. tiik rn ii co(iui:ss. KOI'IIN ok norsic am)si:nati5 IJKIKI I.Y CHRONICLED. iiimiutry of HUM mul Revolution I'rencuted mid Arted I un. thr nor.sE. Iu tho Louse, Monday, Mr. CaunoD, republican, of Illinois, from tho com mittee on appropriations, reported tho urgent deficiency bill with tho amend ments mado by tho senate, recommend ing concurrence in a few of the amend ments and nou-concurrenee iu tho re mainder. Tho house hhortly after went into connuitteo of tho whole to consider tho agricultural appropriation bill under tho five-minute rule. Tho attacks upon Secretary Morton were renewed when the paragraph covering the ap propriations for tho bureau of animal industry was reached. It was found that tho bill legislatod tho chief clerk out of office and mado au axMHtunt chief of the bureau at a salary of $2,500. Amendments were agreed to as fol lows : Appropriating $23,000 for dis tributing information on tho methods of constructing farmhouses; for print ing tho books on diseases of the Lorxo ; reducing from $50,000 to $30,000 tho amount for publishing farmers' bulle tins; appropriating $15,000 for irriga tion investigations. Mr. Skinucr, populist, of North Carolina, offered an amendment to tho section providing for the purchase and distribution of seeds requiring the sec retary of agriculture to carry out this provision. He thought that this pro vision should bo mado mandatory. Mr. Talbert, democrat, of South Carolina, favored forcing the secretary carry out the law. His appointment he characterized as the "worst act Mr. Cleveland ever did. Fending disposition of the amend ment the committee rose, after which the house, at 5:05 o'clock, adjourned until Tuesday. In the house, Tuesday, Mr. New lands, of Nevada, presented a resolu tion, which was od 'pted, instructing the ways ana means committee to in quire what effect the difference be tween gold and silver standard coun tries has upon manufacturing indus tries of the United States. Mr. Newlands stated that the cham ber of commerce of San Francisco had called the attention of the country to the invasion of products from oriental countries and especially Japan. The Faciilc coast, he said, was now threat ened with invasion of the products of the cheap labor of the oriental coun tries and the increase in the price of silver would take from tries the advantages sessed. The house resumed oriental coun- they now pos the considera- tion of the agricultural appropriation bill. The house committee on ways and means WTedncsday voted to report the bill for killing all seals in BehringSea unless an effective agreement for their protection be reached. Mr. Lodge, presented a resolution in the senate directing the finance committee to investigate and report on the circumstances attending the sale of United States bonds during 1894-5-6 and the disposition of tho pro ceeds of such sales. The reso- lution went over. It is substantially the same as the resolution which lost its parliamentary status Tuesday by Mr. Hill's speech carrying the debate ud to 2 o'clock except that it directs the finance committee instead of a special committee to make the inves tigation. THE SENATE. In the senate Monday Sonator Davis of Minnesota, secured recognition for his speech on the resolution framed by him enunoiating the policy of the United States on the Monroe doctrine. The senator spoke without manuscript or notes, but before him was a port folio containing numerous historical papers to which he referred. "It is a matter of common observation," he said in beginning, "that each year our foreign relations increase in difficulty, complexity and importance. This re sults from the growth of our nation and the tendenoy of the times to bring together nations in social and com mercial intercourse." It was this tendency, said the sen ator, which explained the fact that the United States was involved in more difficulties with Great Britain than with all countries combined. He was glad to know, however, that tho last month had brought some melioration of the immediate difficulty to which the attention of the country had been given. If these new condi tions were founded on the Monroe doctrine thou they would receive the warmest approval of the American people, but if they involved any con cessions of the principles laid down by President Monroe, then the people of this country would visit upon those concorned their condemnation and disapproval. Mr. Davis said that as ho under stood tho Monroe doctrine it was an assertion by tho United States that it any tako ifcrui'k itj b jauurrnu j"iwer u or acquire any new or additional tor- ritory on tho American coutinent, or any island adjacent thereto, or any right or sovereignty or dominion ia tho same, and that such infringement will bo deemed dangerous to tho peace and sufety of tho United States. Ihe senator reviewed at length the conditions existing ia Europe nt tho time of tho enunciation of tho Monroe doctrine. Ho did not view tho course of tho British statesman Canniug, who favored the doctrine as inspired by love of this country. It was a move in behalf of British trade, then beginning to expand tho world over. Taking up the islands of Cuba and Hawaii, Mr. Davis showed tho consist ent and persistent course of tho United States in applying the spirit of the doctrine to tho.o islands. It Lad been invoked in tho caso of Cuba whenever England or France Lad sought a foot hold there. In the caso of Hawaii a resolution Lad been passed at the last session of congress declaring that the United States would not look with fa vor on any foreign intervention in tha affairs of Hawaii. The senator re ferred incidentally to tho animosity of the debate over Hawaii and of tho effort to restore to the Hawaiian throne "a sanguinary and barbarous queen." If it was proper to pass such a reso lution as to Hawaii why should a ques tion be raised as to the policy of a firm, temperate and explicit enuncia tion of tho application of tho Monroe doctrine to the pending difficulties. Mr. Davis took no tho Venezuelan question and outlined its essential features. Venezuela had steadfastly claimed tho Ensequibo river as tho rightful boundary. Tho claims of Great Britain Lad shifted constantly and Lad increased immeasurably in recent years. In the senate, Tuesday, Mr. Gear, chairman of the committee on Tacifio railroads, called attention to the mis apprehension that the committee was bearing only railroad officers and agents. On the contrary, Le said, full and ample notice Lad been given to all parties who so desired to appear. Tho committee would not undertake to subpoena patrons of these roads. Tho latter could present their views if they bo desired. Mr. Allen, populist, Nebraska, in sisted that the patrons, traders, etc., along the line Lad not been invited to the hearing. The only persons beard were Mr. C. F. Huntington, Mr. Wins low aud other interested parties. There was a sharp debate between Messrs. Gear, Allen and Wolcott as to tbe committee's course. Mr. Gear mishap has occurred to Joseph W., he naturally has gotten quite used to it, wanted to know who Mr. Allen de sired to have heard. Mr. Allen responded that the Farm ers' Alliance in Nebraska had a large fund of information. Why was it not asked for? "We have no official knowledge of the existence of such an organization," r f fperitUd Mr. Gear. Mr. Allen declared that there was conspicuous evidence the country over of the alliance's existence. "Why does not the Nebraska senator inform his alliance constituents of this hearing?" asked Mr. Wolcott. "Possi bly securing them passes.as they would doubtless decline to come at govern ment expense as contrary to their prin ciples." The Peffer resolutions to investigate the recent bond issues were called up in tho morning hour. Senator Teffer himself and others made brief speeches and asked that a vote be taken on the adoption of the resolutions before the expiration of the morning hour. At 1 :50 o'clock p. m., however, Senator Hill took the floor with the obvious purpose of talking until 2 o'clock in order that the resolutions would go over and go upon the caldendar. When a senate resolution gets upon the calender it can only be considered by a majority vote of the senate. Therefore, it will be difficult for the advocate of the resolutions to get them before tho senate at any time in the near future while appropriation bills are pending. Senator Hill had not spoken rrore than five minutes when Senator Till man, of South Carolina, interrupted him. Tillman wanted to ask if it was his intention to talk the resolutions to the calendar. Hill would not be interrupted; but Tillman blurted out that he knew such to be his purpose. When 2 o'clock, came and liul had to yield the floor, Senator Tillman grunted loud and vig orously, causing much laughter on the floor and in the galleries. Bat Hill had accomplished his pur pose. The resolutions have gone to the calendar, and when they can be taken up is a debatable question. The chances, are there will be no investigation. The senate at Wednesday's session agreed to take up tho Cuban resolu tions at 2 o'clock Thursday. Tho diplomatic and consular appropriation bill was then passed. Mr. Carter, republican, of Montana, offered a resolution to recommit to the finanoe committee the house tariff bill and the committee amendment and gave notice that ho would address the senate upon it Monday. A resolution was offered by Mr. Lodge, instructing the finance commit tea to investigate and report generally on all the important facts and circum- "on J J regard a an infringement in . i. . . ... ,. i . 1 nUnoe connected with the inn t.f United States bond in If J I and U-'.'i; aud as to Low the proceod of uch bonds hve been disposed of. Mr. Hill said that Lo would like to examino tho resolution more carefully thau Lo Lad t i tn o to do now. Tho rea olution went over until Thursday. c.nowTU of tiik Miivnt. The lnduntrlal Situation ns Kipurtrit for the rant . k. Eeports of iudnntrial and business conditions in all parts of tho southern states for tho pat week indicate that tho cotton industry is attracting much attention. Iho cotton in tho Lands of planters is rapidly being marketed as planting time draws near. It is now generally conceded that tho cot ton area will be conidderablo larger than that of Inst year, and a very heavy crop will bo mado if tho season is not unfavorable. Southern cotton mills continue to bo actively employ ed. There is somo complaint as to low prices for cotton goods, tho mar ket for finished goods not Laving ad vanced in proportion to that of tho raw material. Tho new textilo mills in the southern states for tho past week are reported as follows: A cot ton mill at McColl, H. C, to Lave $150,000 capital; a 5,000 spindles mill at Jackson, Ga., ono with KM) looms at Newport, Tenn. ; ono at Waxhaw, S. C, am1, knitting mills at Lauria burg, S. C, and Bowie, Tex. The production of iron continues large and ia somewhat in exec of the immediate wants of tho trado. No change in prices is reported, but there is a somewhat uneasy feeling, and buy ers are cautious. The coal operators are doing a very largo business at un changed prices. Tho southern lum ber manufacturers are doing a larger amount of business each week. Tho spring outlook for southern lumber, especially in the export demand, is very encouraging. Among important new wood-working plants organized or established during the week are: The Michigan Lumber and Manufacturing Company, capital $30,000, to operate a rash and door factory at Jackson ville, Fla. ; a $10,000 furniture factory at Borne, Ga., and other wood-working plants at Palatka, Fla., Savannah and West Point, Ga., Greenup and Mid dlcsborougb, Ky. ; Lake Province, La., Enterprise, Miss., Louisburg, N. C, nd Nassawadox, Va. There is also reported brick mills at Louisburg, N. C, a cannery at Floral City, Fla., a $10,000 electrical plant at Nacogdoches, Tex., and others at Hot Springs, Ark., Lexington and Law renceburg, Ky., and Union, S. C. Flouring mills are reported at Akers rille, Ky., and Fair Viow, N. C, ice factories at Plaquemine, La., and High Toint, N. C, a manganese fur nace at Cartersville, Ga., and Bait works at Knoxville, Tenn. Water works are to be built at Union, S. C. The brass and iron foundry at New port News, Va., is to be enlarged, and cotton mills at Anderson, S. C, will bo increased in capital from $250,000 to $500,000. The new buildings of the week include a $50,000 business house at Atlanta, Ga., a 5-story busi ness block, also in Atlanta, churches at Water Valley, Miss., and Wilming ton, N. C, a college at London, Ky., residences at Chattanooga, Tenn., and a school building at Tennille, Ga. Tradesman (Chattanooga, Tenn.) WKYLER PROCLAIMS. More Rigid Rules' for the Oppressed Cubans. Captain General Weyler issued a series of proclamations Sunday night, in which he still further defines his proposed policy toward the insurgents and their sympathizers. The first proclamr iion reads as follows : . "Article 1. All inhabitants of tho district of Sancti Spiritu and the provinces of Puerto Principe and San tiago de Cuba will have to concentrate in places which are the headquarters of a division, a brigade, a column or troop and will have to be provided with documentary proof of identity within eight days of the publication of this proclamation in the munici- palities. ,;Articlo 2. To travel in the country in the radius covered by the column in operatian it is absolutely indispen sable to have a pass from the mayor, military commandants or chiefs of de tachments. "Article 3. All owners of commer cial establishments in the country dis tricts will vacate them and the captains of columns will take Buch measures as the succeFB of their operations dictates, regarding such plaoes, which, while useless for the country's wealth, Berve the enemy as hiding places in tbe woods and in the interior. "Article 4. All passes hitherto issued hereby beoome null and void." NECK AND NECK Hunter and Blackburn Are Making the Race. The roll call in the Kentucky legis lature Tuesday showed 130 members present, necestary to a choice, GG. The ballot resulted: Blackburn, GO; Hun ter, GO; McCreary, 3; Holt, 3; Car lisle, 2 ; Cochrau, 1 ; Bate, 1. Only one ballot was taken during the day. Tho treasury gold reserve Tnesday stood at $90,439,78-4 at the close ot business. Gold withdrawals for the diy a-gregat.'d $932,500.