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hoiiim; ok iioi-sk ami mknatk 1uuki i.y iikomi lki. Summary of 1HIU mid l(rliitlun I'rmtMiff.I ami Acted I'iioii. T1I8 IIOVHK. Th consideration of the Iudian ap propriation bill wa resumed in the Loumo Monday. An amendment offered by Mr. rijrun, delcgato from Oklaho ma, to pay $25,001) (the nuouitj to the Hetninoles) to tho Indians themselves through an ofileer designated by the interior department, wu adopted. Mr. ri.vrm alb ged that under tao present ji!u thiH money went to Governor Jlrown and that tho Indian, instead of receiving money received duo bills good at the J'.rown stores. Tho committee recommended favor ably nine tills and the house passed five. At 10:30 o'clock tho houso adjourned until Monday. 'Jlie houso at Tueslay's session promptly passed the Indian appropri ation Lili as amended. No one de manded a separate vote in tho houso on the Linton sectarian school amend ment as agreed to in committee of the whole, 'lho Ogden', New York, land claim item was stricken from the bill in order to avoid a long discussion. JJr. Dingley, chairman of tho ways andmeaos committee, then called up the bill reported from that committee authorizing the president to conclude negotiation with Russia, England and Japan or either of them, for a commis sion to inquire into the habit's of the Alaskan fur seals and the best method of preserving the seal herds, pending which the president was authorized by tb-vbill to conclude a modus vivendi tw terminate January 1, 1898, for the protection of the seals and in case such a modus Vivendi could not be con eluded before the opening of the pres ent season, the secretary of the treas ury was authorized to take and kill all the seals while on their feeding grounds on I ribyloff Islands, Mr. Dingley had the report of the icjnmittee, which had already been published, read, and ho explained that the necessity for immediate action arose from the fact that tho Canadian pelagic scalers, whose ravages tho bill Bought to prevent, were already fitting out their vessels and would shii in i week. n'ho bill was paseod without debate 'Tt'nder an arrangement made Mon day, Mr. Babcock, republican, Wis cousin, chairman of tho District of Columbia committee, claimed the floor in behalf of that committee All but the first hour of a long day's session in tho IIouso Wednesday was devoted to the discussion of the Van Horn-Tarsney contest election case. It was announced by Mr. Johnson, in ch;go, that a vote would be taken Thursday. Mr. Tarsney made tho 'jopening speech in hi own behalf, ad vocating the adoption of the recom mendation of tho minority, that the case be reopened and the ballots in certain disputed precints of Kan sas City recounted. Messrs. Parker, republican, of New Jersey, and Row ers, republican, of Vermont, also sup ported the minority report. Burton, republican, of Missouri, and'Prince, republican of Illinois, ad vocating Tarsney, but the latter had not completed his remarks when the house, at 5 :30 o'clock, adjourned Senate amendments to the bill ex tending the time in which the govern ment may enter suit to annul land patents issued under railroad, wagon riad and canal grants were concurred JL by a yea and nay vote 155 to 93 "'The resignation of Representative Cowen, democrat, of Maryland, as a member of the committee on banking and currency was announced by Speak er Iteed. Mr. Loud, republican, of California chairman of the committee on post ofies and post roadu: reported the pd.tal appropriation bill for the year ending June dl), la'Ji. The committee has made severa jrtant additions to the bill provid lu'jr lor increasea iass man laouibiea hetween Springfield. Mass.. and New Orleans, La., which had been stricken from the bill, was reinstated, the ap propriation for tho service being $196 000 , An item appropriating $1,000,000 was added for special mail service be tween Chicago and Council Bluffs, Iowa, via Burlington. -Special facilities were also provided for between Kansas City, JUo., ana Newton, Kansas, the appropriation for this route being $81,700. THE SENATE. In the senate Monday, Mr. Gallin ger, republican, New Hampshire chairman of the cbmmitteo on pen eions, rose to a question of personal privilege, and in vigorous langnago denounced a publication in the New York Sun. purporting to report tho action of the senate in passing a num ber of private pension bills Bevera, dayj,ngo. I hQa been asserted that all" V.rjoords had been broken by tho "senate mill," 120 bills being passed in an hour, with little or no attention r OKiim.I.. ration, few nniutir 1 prcni'iit, etc. Mr. Gallmger derlure 1 that this was tixhito of iMiMrepri'M'iit'ttinr!, d7 hill were ptihu'tl in three quarters of an hour, and tho total im-rcami wan $1 ' 1 00 per year, The senator wm very autio courernitig tin violation of journalistic privilege. I Mr. Guih nger calli-d up the bill granting a peiihion to the widow of tlm Uto Walter (J. Gret.hain.au briyadicr general, at 200 p. r month, with an amendment reducing tho allowance to 8100. Mr. Ttirpic, democrat, Indiana, fpoko in Mi port of the amended hill. lie said tho choice of Mr. Gresbani as secretary of state took the couutry by MirpriNt. Ho bad nvr been known as a deiuucrat, and hi choice was re- girded at a marked departure from en tabiihhed Usages. Ho had stood at tho front of t h re nbliran party and he never had close personal friendship with democrat. At tho outset he was threatened with isolation, but hi bon boinmio won im personal friend, while his sub stantial ability mid tact commanded respect. 'Hie senator reviewed the. secretary's cureer hh a solilicr, Mates man and jurist. At tho conclusion of Mr. lurpie's remarks the bill as amended at $100 was passed without division. Tho resolution of Mr. Lodge direc- ing tho finance committoo to inqniro iuto tho circumstances of the bond issue during 1894-95-96 was taken np. Mr. l'tfTer offered an amendment broadening the resolution and direc ting that it be made by a special com mittee of five senators. Mr. Lodgo moved to lay tho Peffer amendment on tho table. Mr. Hill had sought to discuso the subject, but Mr. Lodgo's motiou to table cut off debate, the Massachusetts senator remarking that the express purpose was to prevent lengthy discussion. "I shall find an opportunity to ex press ruy views on the subject," inter jected Mr. Hill. The motion to table was defeated yeas 1G, nays 34. Mr. lull said he voted against tabl ing the resolution as he thought it do sirablo to discuss it. He regarded tho Lodge resolution as proper in form, and giving due courtesy to the secretary of the treasury. But ho did not con sider it the province of tho senate to investigate everything brought before the senate. It was desirable to look into the motives inspiring these va rious resolutions. Request for infor mation were one thiupr. but formal investigations" were another and A ;.. ;; I carried to the pubho an implication of irregularity. Before such an investi gation was ordered there should bo something tangible. "It is not because there is a demo cratic secretary of tho treasury that I oppoei this investigation," sitid Mr. IX ill with great vigor. "I would op pose it if my worst political enemy occupied tho chair of the secretary of the treasury." He opposed it ho snid, because this investigation was based on idle rumor and sensational newspaper gossip. It evinced the "wails and complaints of disappointed bond bidders." At this point, 2 o'clock intervened, setting aside the bond resolutions ond bringing up the Cuban question which was the regular order. Mr. Morgan, democrat, Alabama, resumed his speech in support of the resolution to recognize the Cubans as belligerents. Mr. Morrill, chairman of the finance committee, moved in the senato Tues dij that the tariff bill be taken np. ne spoke briefly, urging that the needs of the treasury and of business de manded action. On the roll call his motion was defeated yeas 22, nays 33. After the vote had been announced on the defeat of Mr. Morrill's motion a sensational colloquy occurred be tween Mr. Morrill, Mr. Teller and Mr. Sherman, Mr. Morrill said tho tariff bill was dead, and he added that it was now shown that there was not a republican majority in the senate. Mr. Teller responded with intense feeling. He declared that he and his silvor republican associates could not be read out of the republican party. Mr. Sherman followed with a severe arraignment of yie inaction of con gress, saying it was a crime against the country and against civilization, ne declared that he would continue to urge action on the tariff bill. Mr. Frye, republican, Maine, took the floor to declare that the tariff bill was as dead as Julius Gaesar. ' Busi ness interests demanded that the state ment be made emphatically that the bill was dead. He hoped it would never be heard from again and that the responsibility should rest where it belonged. At 12:10 p. m. Mr. Mor gan resumed his speech on the Cuban resolutions. In the senate, Wednesday, Mr. Quay, republican, Pennsylvania, re ported the army appropriation bill and gave notice that ho would call it up Thursday. Mr. Allen, populist, returned to the tariff question by re ferring to the statements of Mr. Mor rill, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Tlatt dur ing the exciting debates of Tuesday. Mr. Allen said he had believed that it was the honest purpose of the repub lican party to enact a law placing gold and silver on equal terms. But the debate of Tuesday developed that the republican leaders under bo circum stances woulfl accept a free coinage meaMtro. I'uder tht tn nretimtiUnri ho Would Hulillilt ft (lintir.Ct Topos tioll to tlm chairman of tho finance oni eotninitb'c, namely: that lm (Allen) would aMire sull'icii ut populUl voti h to give a majority of tho tienate, if tho pHtign of tho tariff bill wan aecom plihlicl by the adoption of a free nlver amendment. Ho went on to critu iz i tho financiHl record of Mr. Hhermaii. Tho republican party could nut escape, il Mr. Allen, from tho attitude of declining to reinonetizo silver. "Tho populist senators aro ready to wgllow your tiatiHcating and unjust tariff measure," said Mr. Allen, "if you will placo silver on equal terms with gold, but you will not do it." In conclusion Mr. Allen held up a bill, exclaiming: "Now, to test your integ rity and good faith, I offer thi bill. It is your tariff bill without a T un crossed or an I nndotted e xcept in tho title. And I say to you that if you are ready to show tho good faith of your assertions for silver and link it with the tariff bill, wo pledge you six populist votes." Mr. Allen's bill was read, it being the tariff bill and a frco silver bill combiued. Mr. Baker, republican, Kausas, a.ked if Mr. Allcu would agree to deliver the six populistie votes for a tariff bill, with an amendment restricting to silver produced by Amer ican mines. "I have not consulted my colleagues on that," responded Mr. Allen, "and I do not undertake to direct tho popu list voto beyond this specific proposi tion. Personally, I would not agree to it." Thero was some discussion as to tho merits of Mr. Baker's suggestion. The Allen compromise bill went to tho table temporarily. Mr. Carter, republican. Montana, then took the floor for the speech which had been anticipated with keen interest, defining his attitude on the tarifl bill. His statement at tho out set that ho had "no apologies to offer" was given with explosive force. Mr. Carter began by referring to the ac tion on February 13, when tho motion to tuke up tho tariff bill was defeated, lie then paid some attention to the house tariff bill. It wai admitted everywhere that the house bill was not a republican measure, but he said it was a measure t meet an nlb'iM'd emergency which tho chief executive stoutly asserted did not exist at all. "Recently certain self-constituted censors of party action have been pleased to denominate the republicans who voted against tho bill as conspira tors against the public weal; others have gone so far as to invite them to relieve tho party of their obnoxious presence." He declared that the silver repub licans believed that they were right and were firm in their party alliance. Mr. Carter said that business do preFsion in this couutry followed tho election of 1892, beciuiHo tariff reform meant free trade, and contiuued : "At this momentous point, a spark of genius appeared in oue of tho most determined men this country has ever kuown. When tho history of our times shall bo written, Mr. Cleveland will bo accorded tho honor of having displayed the most marvelous political tact of any man of his time. Mr. Carter then referred to tho fi nancial and tariff legislation favored by the administration, and paid his respects to the republican senators and representatives who co-operated with the democratic administration to bring about the repeal of tho Sherman silver law. MISS FLAGLKK GUILTY. Sentenced to Three Hours in Jail and Fined $500. Miss Elizabeth Flagler, daughter of General llogler, chief ordnance, U. S. A., who last spring shot a colored boy named Green, son of a treasury department employe, was arraigned in court at Washington Tuesday. She pleaded guilty to involuntary murder and was sentenced to three hours in jail and to pay a fine of $500, General Flagler paid the fine and the young lady was conducted to jail to serve her term of three hours. Miss Flagler has always protested that she did not intend to kill the boy, and shot only to frighten him. The boy was stealing pears when she fired a pistol toward him, the bullet taking effect and causing his death. The young lady baa suffered un speakable tortures since the killing and has been in a nervous state which threatened her health. On one occa sion a friend, without thinking, sent her a basket of pears. The sight of the fruit recalled the tragedy and so shocked her that she became hysterl cal. As she appeared in court her face showed the intense nervous strain un der which she has lived. Labor Hill Reported. The Phillips bill for the appoint ment of a non-partisan commission to collect information and to consider and recommend legislation to meet the problems presented bv labor, agricul tore and cnpital, has been reported to tho house. Accompanying the bill is a long report which says among other things that the commission is designed aluo to benefit the business men. The disturbed condition of a ff.iirs has en tailed great loss upon the business community. mi.!. Aiirs i.i;m:ii. lll(i:iM)l l'OI.U K AI. DIM I'SMON AMI IJUAM llf.s OI F. It lak of nrn an 1 thtt "ol and tlm Nrw I'liotoarnpljle .Method. Lv.rybody i thinking about the north polo and Dr. Nan, n now. It is gloiioiiH to have something to dis tract our attention from politics. And there aro the cathode rsjs that l.avo come jut in timo to help out. It is awful to have to read politics day af ter day and to ponder over tho ways of parties and partisans A quail a day for thirty days is nothing to bo com pared to it. Let us have auy aort of a recess now. We would. -nt mind a l ig fire or a small earthquake a qnake that would idiako tho windows in the big house at Washington and r.j set a few dcks and table and roll tho drunken niembtr from Alabama off tho sofa. I wih some Guy Fawkes would come along ond scare them all so bad that they would go homo and never go back anymore. The people are tired and disheartened. There are a few good public servant there, but they aro lost and helpless. Tho majority wouhl see tho country go to tho devil before they would get out of the line of their party. Tho currency and the tariff are not party questions, but the par ties have made them so. Thi. i, . AMID &4tO been said before bnt it is worth saying gaiu. iuere is no moral rr ne r. n that governs a profession 1 Tr.iit;,in Loc at Blnckburn and Hunter what an expense to the state will ih a. payers have to meet jnst to gratify lho rciuou Ollioilion OI tWO men. Kentucky has hundred nf just as able and well qualified as they re. iflen wnv aor t the with.!,. and stop all their wrancrle. Wh,Wt the members make them withdraw. Tho answer is that this is politics impure and complex politics. Surely tlie common people are fools or they would tend better men to congress and to the legislature. JiUt 1 was thinking about Dr. Nan- sen and the north pole. Can it be possible that he has found it found the end of the earth tho very tip end of the spindle that the earth turns on, auu was mere a Jinch nm in it o.i was the axle greased, or was tlm innr,oi ' - vjwuM( hot, and did tho sparks flv and r forth. If the doctor haaent thiug but an open polar sea and a few walruses and seals, and no big, awful suck-hole at the center, that had liked to have pulled his vessel in them, he mny go back and try it again.. Tho world won't bo satisfied w ith that and it won t believe him. Why, John Cloves Symmes found a theoretical hole up there that was 2,000 miles in diameter and a vessel could fail in and around just as easy as sailing on the ocean. Symmes hole was talked about when I wub a boy and it bus had believers ever since. Then Jules Verne came along and made a journey up there on paper and found the identical pole and put a flag on it, and tho one ho raised is flying there yet. And last, but not least. Mr. Fairmnn a manuscript left by one of Sir John Franklin's men in an Eskimo hut and it tells the whole story, how he and an L.BH1U1U uuu six uogs were cut off from the vessel and took shelter in a cave of ice and lived on walrus and bear meat, and after some days determined to. explore tho cave and kept on and on and on, by the light of their blubber-lamp, until they had traveled ljO miles, and at last came to the opening on the other side, which is to say the inside of Symmes's hole, and found a land and a people and fine cities and fruits and flowers, and lakes and rivers, and the whole was lighted up by the aurora borealis. Mr. Fair man calls it the third world and makes a very lascmating story of it. If it was true 1 would believe it, and I am inclined to believe it anyhow. It has a charming love story mixed np with it, and I am not yet too old to enjoy them. I ve always had an idea that tho '.'rcator put the aurora borealis up uie.-e ior some oiner purpose besides an occasional illumination of our northern horizon. Maybe it is a big eiecirio aro ngnt ior those peppia in the hole, who never soe the sun. Veniy, we are on the eve of great things, but we don't know what thv are. Dr. Nanseh can't put us off with ice and water our own Elisha Kent Kane done better than that and so did Greely, for they saw flocks of aquatio biros coming irom that way. Never thelees wo will wait and see. Maybi he has found a hole an open funnel ana win go through and come out at the other end. And now we read thatDr.Plongeon, who has been ..nine years in Yucatan, ha3 at last unraveled all the mysteries of the hieroglyphics that are chiseled on tho ancient ruins' in that country and declares the ruins to be at least ten thousand vears old. and tlipsn tpm pies were built long before the flood ana me letters mat make up tho alph bet are of Egyptian origin. Ho and his wife have been i hotographing them and have written a volume that will be soon published in Taris, a volume that he says will enlighten the scientific and religous world and remove all doubts Bin ut t tit" origin .l inan and j rojr ioh iluvn tin run i.m i ( t:n.e. We rial iiim f bis com re u t.irat ions 111 the KeVH W of l.rvtiWM iwd nine rin r m.d wot, .It rfnl - that in m! wr ran do nowaday- jut :t h i . 1 winder. Not b'tiK Bo I hud u im i. i tti r fi in Mr. t ).i v r, tl.r Alio i u an t oi.miI at Mi rinm, to-kii,;; me I.. I'.iii.r oi r thrt uiid rmmitie tin won.U rfnl ruin nuJ write them )ip, ti.. I 1 r. r i i . (- .hi tulice, aud 1 Ioim it ti. n l t.. j'.i. Mt rula is a city of 4':i,i.ui n.l.nl.itMiit. and it in only a tin 1 1 mil from Huvina. Tho only thirg that nuik's me In itt is what Dr. Pluiigfon writm about tho snakes and ceutipt ilea and other m x ions reptiles and insects that l.snnt tlm r-iiis. After living mar n vrnty years and escaping tho danger of wur and pi stileuce, I don't want to bo bit ten by a snake and die in a Mn.npe land. I am lik'.he old man of ninety years w ho took the no unit h and taid he never was so ashamed of anything in his life, Biol ; won!.! diferaro the family if he died of the no iiMi-h. And now come the cathode rwrs that are to throw light upon all In. 1.1. u things and reveal the anatomical mystt rii a of the hnman body. The dictionary stys they are the rays that go to Kiin-down when tho electric current is flowing from east to west, ami the word means snn-down. Edison is at work on the discovery day and night and w ill tell ns more about it before long. The doctors will bo able to look right through a man and diagnose his dis- ease. II he has appendicitis iiiey win see it and know where to cut. If he has a pistol ball in him, they can find it. If his heart or lungs are dineased, the rays will tell how much. Toor Garfield's life might have been saved, for the doc tors wouldn't have cut him all to pieces hunting fur the ball. The digrbtive organs can be kept in a healthy con dition, for the rays will tell what a man can eat and digest and what he can't. But a fool man will dometimes eat though there is death iu the pot. I ate some toasted cheese last sight in spite of my wife's warning, and I had the nightmare. I cried out, "There's robbers, police," and my wife called me and awoke me and comforted me so kindly, for she said, "I told you bo, but you would eat that toasted cheese! The next time you eat cheese for sup per and go to bed, you had better put a pistol under your pillow and hhoot tho thieves and robbers when they get after you." She is my comforter and regulator, but sometimes I am right hard tomanage. Bill Arf in Atlanta Constitution. TKADK TOIMCS. Dun & C'o.'s Review f Hi'sinrss for the Past Week. R. G, Dun & Co., in their review of trade for tho past week snys: Liabilities in fuilureu during the two weeksof February were $",('.80,393 ngain6t $5,5o(VJSo last year. Manu facturing liabilities were $3,103,986, against $1,592,319 last year, while trading were $3,Sl'2,0o3 against $3, 353,019 Inst year. Failures for the week have been 280 in the United States against 302 Inst year and 66 in Canada, against 3G last year. The rea toration of the treasury reserve has been effected with remarkably little moneta ry disturbance, though stringency in many markets, greater elsewhere than here and greater in commercial than in other loans, has somewhat retarded business. The rapid rise in the price of bonds strengthens public confi dence. In no important branch of business is there yet apparent much disposition to expand. Purchases to cover saveral months actual consump tion were made within a few weeks on rising markets last fall ; distribution to consumers has been slow, and re ductions in prices have not brought a renewal of such buying. Prices of commodities as a whole are now at the loweBtaverage ever known, though only half of 1 per cent below the average oi September 3, 1895. Hides, leather and their products, textile goods, and iron products have declined much since that date and meats aro also lower. DIG MONEY AT STAKE. Government Sues to Recover Nearly a Thousand Acres of Land. The United States district attorney at San Francisco has received tele graphies orders from Washington to commence suit against the Central Pacific Railroad company without de lay to recover 9,336 acres of land in Butte, Suter, Tehama, Yuba and Shasta counties, valued at the present time at close upon $17,000,000. The claim of the government to a portion of the land it seeks to recover is based upon the allegation that it was erron eously patented to the Oregon and California Railway company, a prede cessor of the Central Pacific. MAGAZINE BLOWS UP. Two Hundred People Killed and Many Wounded. The London Times publishes dis patches from Shanghai saying that the Anhui troops at Kiang Yin, niuety five miles from Shanghai, mutinied recently. The magazine was blown np. Two hundred persons were killed and many wounded. The foreign instruc tors at Kiang Yin are safely protected by tho Hunan troops.