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1uuki i.y iikomi lki.
Summary of 1HIU mid l(rliitlun
I'rmtMiff.I ami Acted I'iioii.
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
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
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
, 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
mi.!. Aiirs i.i;m:ii.
lll(i:iM)l l'OI.U K AI. DIM I'SMON
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
Dun & C'o.'s Review f Hi'sinrss
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
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.
Two Hundred People Killed
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.

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