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►'SUPPLEMENT^ VOL. XVIII.--- PRICE FIVE CENTS. BULLETIN OF Tttl^ DftlLY GkOß^. SUNDAY, DEC. 22. a. [Weather Cor Today— Fair, Cooler. PAGE 1. Venezuela still Excited. Willi Street Flurry Suhslillil(r. rongrt'ssuu-n Are for Revision. PAGE 2. The Mayoralty Contest. PAGE 3. New Garbnge Bids Wanted. Erwin on Monroe Doctrine, Homeopaths Shut Out. PAGE 4. Editorial. ' Civic Federation Talk. PAGE 5. Gravity Realised iv Er.<land. Message a Shock to Europe. PAGE 0. Forefathers? Day in the East. House Committee Named, "PAGE 7. Court Decisions. PAGE S. Progress of Carnival Work. Berg Interviews Wildt. PAGE J). Boundary of Venezuela. PAGE 10. Finances of Minneapolis. General Clour City New*. Why Hair Turns Gray. Philadelphia Strike Renewed". PAGE 11. Heme on Ihe Stage's Needs. Our Sunday Sermon. ;. The Christmas Girl. Career of Susan Strong. i PAGE 12. Suburban Social News. PAGE 13. Books of the Hour. PAGE 14. St. Paul Social News. PAGE 15. Home for the Aged. December, Month of Moons. PAGE 10. Christmas Music. PAGE 17. Christmas at. White House. Christmas Toys. What to Buy for Children. What to Buy for Women. What to Buy for Men. PAGE 18. . Cheap and Pretty Dresses. Fashions of the Week. PAGE 1!>. St. Louis Labor Novelty. In St. Panl Labor Circles. Pockets in Stockings. PAGE 20. The Christmas Table. A Divided Soul (Story). PAGE 21. The Week in the Theaters. PAGE 22. Christmas Evergreens. Christmas Monologues. Christmas Presents for Men. PAGE 23. Breath for the Dying. Stocks Take a Drop. Markets Generally Demoralized. PAGE 24. St. Paul Secret Societies. Wants of the People. TODAY'S EVENTS'. Metropolitan — Sinbad, 5.15. Grand — Devil's Auction, 5.15. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMERS. NEW YORK, Dec. 2L— Arirved: Paris, Southampton. ROTTERDAM— Werkenn, New York. GENOA— Arrived: Wilhem, New York. This is the shortest Sunday of the year. SS— Mr. Berg said: "Wildt, wilt thou?" And Wildt wilted. Chicago takes water every time the weather bureau says it must. — — » Mr. Bayard will not be ordered home, at least not until the end of this administration. American railway shares at pres ent prices are .a better investment than Cripple Creek mines. ■o It is evident that the town that has to get its Christmas trees out of graveyards is short on holiday ever greens. The Missouri town which has named a new- thoroughfare Bloomer street may be said to be strictly up to date. Mr. Cleveland might do a graceful thing by naming ex-President Har rison as a member of the Venezuelan commission. It is hoped the president's message will not create such enthusiasm in Venezuela that that country will ap ply for admission to the Union. Mr. Reed nicely recognized the ability of the Minnesota delegation by refusing to place upon its shoul ders the heavy work of chairmen. Society girls of Hillsboro, 111., gave a negro minstrel show. It would have been a "black frost" had not fifty bald-headed bachelors occupied the front seats. Have Joseph Pulitzer and John P. Altgeld noted that Dr. Palmer, of Richmond, was stricken with paraly sis while denouncing the president's patriotic message on Venezuela. — *- The story, "A Divided Soul," print ed elsewhere in this issue, was writ ten by A. S. Morton, disbursing of ficer of the Northern Pacific railway company. It is a gem in its way and well worth reading. v\\jy|7//v I mT( ® OVEK ITS FLURRY NEW YORK STOCK MARKET OPENS EXCITED, RUT EASES OFF. EUROPE IS BUYING AGAIN! LEADING BANKERS HAVE NO AP PREHENSION OF THE FU TIRE. GUESSES AT GOLD ORDERS. Some Estimates of This Week's Movement Very High No Fears . for Tomorrow. NEW YORK, Dec. 21.— Wall street, especially in the immediate vicinity of the stock, exchange, is ordinarily on a Saturday afternoon one of the least frequented and most quiet streets in this city. Today, however, almost until evening, crowds of peo ple thronged the neighboring streets and groups of members of the ex change, members, of the press and curbstone brokers were gathered on Wall, Broad and Nassau streets and Exchange place, discussing the hap penings of the day. Considerable satisfaction was expressed over the news that buying orders had been received from Europe by some of the representative foreign houses for ex ecution on Monday, and it was pre dicted that foreign capitalists and investors would speedily realize the folly of sacrificing their American securities. The general impression was that the extreme tension had been relaxed, and that, with reason able leniency on the part of the banks, a quieting down would occur on Monday. The point is made that, considering the suddenness of the break, the street has come out in better shape than could have been anticipated, as, with perhaps one exception, none of the failures had been of the first class. The great question confronting the financial committee early next week will be that of the probable extent of the withdrawals of gold from the subtreasury for shipment by the mid week steamers. Estimates range as high as $10,000,000 to $12,000,000,. but no definite information, is obtainable. Treasury officials were not surprised at the size of the estimates, but de clare that President Cleveland will not hesitate to issue more bonds if necessary to sustain the gold re serve. It was almost impossible to obtain reliable exchange quotations, but it was alleged . that sixty bills were practically unsalable. For eign bankers said that the immediate course of events depended on the amount of unsettled foreign credits outstanding. This, of course, there was no means of determining. FEELING AMONG BANKERS. • Bank presidents denied again in the afternoon revived rumors for a call for a meeting of presidents of the clearing house committee, but said that such a meeting might be among the possibilities next week. They will be govern.-d, like everyone else in Wall street, by the developments of Monday and Tuesday. , Joseph Seligman, of the firm of J. & j W. Seligman & Co., said today: "Talk I of war-is preposterous, but the financial , flurry that followed the first idea of j hostilities was natural. In my opinion it will pass away as soon as we begin to look at the situation sensibly and intelligently. The break in the market at the opening this -morning was I natural, owing to the unfavorable re- j ports from abroad and the continued pressure for sale of American securi- J ties on. the - London ■• market and the paincky feeling here. I think the worst is over, however, and though there may j be temporary set-backs, I look for an i improvement from this time on." William Sherrer, manager of the New I TrtE MONROE DOCTRINE. [From Mr. Monroe's Message to Congress in December, 1823.] WE OWE, THEREFORE, IT TO CANDOR AND TO THE AMICABLE RELATIONS EXISTING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE ALLIED POWERS TO DECLARE THAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER ANY ATTEMPT ON THEIR PART TO EXTEND THEIR SYSTEM TO ANY PORTION OF THIS HEMISPHERE AS DANGEROUS TO OUR PEACE AND SAFETY. WITH THE EXISTING COLONIES OR DEPEND ENCIES OF ANY EUROPEAN POWER WE HAVE NOT INTERFERED AND SHALL NOT INTERFERE, BUT WITH THE GOVERNMENTS WHO HAVE DECLARED THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND MAINTAINED IT, AND WHOSE INDEPENDENCE WE HAVE, ON GREAT CONSIDERATION AND JUST PRINCIPLES, ACKNOWLEDGED, WE COULD NOT VIEW AN INTERPOSITION FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPPRESSING THEM OR CONTROLLING IN ANY OTHER MANNER THEIR DESTINY [BY ANY EUROPEAN POWER} IN ANY OTHER LIGHT THAN AS A MANIFESTATION OF AN UNFRIENDLY DISPOSITON TOWARD THE UNITED STATES. JAMES fIONROE. - York clearing house, said he hoped the outlook would improve within th© next few days. He thought the talk of war a mistake and said the amount of money lost during the last two days would have purchased, the whole Vene zuelan territory in dispute. PARIS FINANCIERS. They Are Not Seriously Alarmed at the Situation. PARIS, s Dec. . 21.— A newspaper re porter has had interviews with the principal importers of gold from Amer ica, including, the house of Allar, Hirsch Lazard ? & Lazard and the ST. PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1895— TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS.— NO. 356. Comptoir d'Escomptes and Credit Ly- j onnaise, with the view of obtaining their opinion. on the financial situation in the United States. The substance of their words was that it depended en tirely an the action of congress. If congress does nothing, they claim, the situation will become serious, and in any case, they add, the remedy must come from within. They join in saying that under the circumstances it is safer to remain silent on the subject, but It . was affirmed that there is no cause ; for serious alarm. All the persons terested agree that the affair will ulti mately be settled by arbitration, . and express satisfaction at the fact that ! this timely diversion will prevent Great ; Britain from further embroiling the ! situation in the East. ' * -■• i PANIC IN BOSTON. Stocks Dropped -Far Down, .' hut' Rallied Toward the Close. : : ' BOSTON, Dec. 21.— The excitement ! on the stock exchange here was great-, er today than at any time since the; I wild panic of black Friday. .Large or-? I ders to sell were in the brokers' hands i long before 'change opened, " and val | ues melted at an alarming rate as a ! consequence. The firm of T. H. Price & Co., of 35 Congress street, was una ble to stand the strain, and its sus-, j pension was announced early . and large blocks of Atchison, Sugar,. Gas and Montana were read under the rule for their account. This helped • to' bring about a further drop and the lowest prices of the year were reach ed in many Instances. At 11:30 the market seemed to gain a little strength and the figures were more firm. After 11:30 a. m. a gradual rally set in and when the gong sounded at the close of business it was being well maintained. The transactions have been tremen dous, with Atchison, Sugar and Mon tana and other coppers leading in the tumble. The feeling now is very? ner vous and panicky. The special meet ing of the Boston stock exchange-held at the close of today's market adjourn ed without action of any kind being taken. . .._ — y...- • , .._,„_.,_... SAfEAfID HAPPY. VENEZUELA STILL REJOICING OVER THE NEWS FROM WASH . . INGTON. "'..,"-.•,..-"."' TUMULT OF ENTHUSIASM. .EVIDENCES OF BOUNDLESS | GRATITUDE ON ALL ■•'■ '■'■■ -y' *.! sides. -•?■ y?y:?;?:?y.| "DOWN WITH THE ENGLISH." An Anti-British Demonstration ' Throughout the Republic and • General Glorification, ' "-'i> "'"'.'""•. "- ; ?" ~" . ' ;: ";-?? ? : NEW YORK, Dec. 21.— The -World ' tomorrow will publish the following cable from Caracas, Venezuela: ; . .._ - ?" "The anti-English feeling is In creasing here. Fresh flowers are": placed daily on the statue of Wash-, ington, and the American and Vene zuelan 'flags are everywhere to be seen/either displayed side by side or entwined in significant embrace, ' with the portraits of Washington and Monroe between. .????" - • "Another mass meeting was held on the Plaza Bolivar this morning ! at which were heard the cry, 'Down j with the English!' 'Long live Cleve- j land and the United States!' A dem- j onstration of all the citizens is planned to take place in a few days under the auspices of the Simon Bol ivar club. Invitations have been giv en.to the president, his cabinet and the ? United ?;•■ States . minister. The American residents of Caracas will then return ? the honor paid to . their nation and the tributes offered to? Washington by decorating the sta2 ; tue of Bolivar, the liberator." J??j I The Patriotic Society of the Defense ! of Venezuelan' Territory has -issued ' a protest against .' the pretensions and aggressions of England. It also, requests, the minister of foreign af- , fairs to remove the exequaturs of '■ Venezuelan citizens who are acting • as British . consuls in this country, j unless they resign immediately. In ? Guayara the enthusiasm has led to I the forming of battalions ready for service. - . ? ■ y- - ?' "The honors paid to the American minister continue. The archbishop and the clergy of Caracas called on him today to express their thanks and those of the people to the United States for the stand taken by Pres-^ ! ident Cleveland. Venezuela is send ing diplomatic missions to every for eign country. The country applauds the action of the government and the' nation is united." SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT, » • Mr Cleveland Is Now Picking Out y ::.:?; . . His Men. . ."' , WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. — The president signed the Venezuelan, commission resolution about ' 3:25 o'clock this afternoon. It is there fore now a law. Although there- ' were many callers at the White house; j today the president declined to re-? j ceive any one save three members of his cabinet, Messrs. Olney, Carlisle and Herbert, each of whom spent some time with the president. Be i ;>- " •■ " ■•"-' • — "-' " ■'' ijfnre he went to the White house Sec ■ i etaryOhrey -saw Senator ?Lodge and Representatives McCreary, of Ken tucky, and Densniore, of Arkansas. There is every indication that the president will proceed immediately to the selection of the commission to locate the Venezuelan boundary line. In view of the great importance of the work to be discharged by this commission it is said that the presi dent will endeavor to secure the services of men of the highest char acter and ability. , None of the names he has in mind have been offi cially mentioned, nor. will they be until the president has been notified by the persons selected of their | acceptance of the high commission. I It is intimated, however, that, in i view of the fact that the work in | some respects may be of a technical i nature, there may be on the list the j name of an army engineer official or a naval officer. There is also a probability that it may be neces sary for the commission to visit |ladrid and The Hague in order ' £o obtain access to the ancient offi- j cial records of the Spanish and Dutch Claims inherited by Great Britain : and "Venezuela. , . ? y T ; j The state department has been in- ; "formed by some persons of repute Who have made a study of the sub ject, that there is good ground for j £he belief that? upon careful scrutiny, i lithe claim of Venezuela to the terri- i tory in dispute on the border will be ! -found to be without solid founda- j tion, and that the commission will | be obliged to find that Great Britain j is in fact really entitled to the pos- j session of the whole tract claimed • by her and perhaps more territory, i These representations, however, have I-HE AUTHOR OF THE MONROE DOCTRINE. not shaken the determination of the administration to proceed in the course it has laid down, for in its • view, if the decision is in favor of Great Britain, there will be a prac tical demonstration of the upright ness of the motives of our govern ment in demanding a settlement of this great question on the sole basis of absolute and exact justice. ??c? ' ? MEXICAN SENTIMENT, /y/y Warm Commendation of Presi '.'" "dent Cleveland. .?j??"? --i CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 21.—Mexi can public sentiment is now beginning to manifest itself in regard of the at titude assumed by the United States in the Venezuelan ease and newspapers generally take the ground of support ing President Cleveland. It is consid ered that his message is an echo of the continental sentiment growing strong er every year, which has expressed it self in the motto: "America for her own . inhabitants.' One paper declares that England must retreat before the energetic manifestation of the senti ment of the people of the new world, for it is not merely North America, but all the Americas, who protest against her iniquitous attempt to seize the soil of Venezuela. The principle which President Cleveland has enunciated will find an echo among all the inhab itants of this hemisphere . Monroe doctrine is now the doctrine of the en tire continent. This is a fair sample of public opinion. Mexicans still re sent what they consider as unjust Eng lish occupation of Belize, which Mexi can historians and statesmen have al most invariably held to be Mexican soil. The press here has long opposed the granting of Belize to England in any formal way, but it has been rec ognized that she could not be expelled by force, and so the policy of silent protest has been adopted. r THE BOYS IN GREY. If "War Conies They Would Be at the Front. • CHICAGO, Dec. 21.— Gen. John B. Gordon, of Georgia, spoke tonight in Central Music hall on "The First Days of the Confederacy," to an audience that filled the building. During his address he dwelt at some length on the Monroe doctrine, and his declaration that it must be upheld at any cost was received with enthusiastic cheers. "No man who knows what war means," said Gen. Gordon, "will speak upon this matter without deep thought and grave deliberation. However, as a man representative of the South, and as the present commander-in-chief of the Confederate veterans, I consider myself safe in saying that If war should come again the boys who wore the grey, old as they are, would come to the front once more and their old rebel yell would be heard beyond the Canadian borders." ' • This declaration was greeted with frantic enthusiasm and it was many minutes before the . cheering subsided sufficiently to allow the speaker to pro ceed. A large detachment of the First Illinois infantry was in the audience and the members greeted Gen. Gor don's" patriotic utterances with wild ap plause.; , ■ , ■'-- •-. • , "-,■-,- ANXIOUS TO HELP CONGRESSMEN GENERALLY ARE WILLING TO RELIEVE THE TREASURY. SILVER MEN VERY ACTIVE. THEY WILL HAVE FAVORABLE LEGISLATION OR NONE AT ALL. SHORT TERM COIN BONDS. Possibility That the Problem Will Be Solved by an Issue of Such —No Recess in Sight. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. — Most of the members of the house were all at sea today as to what should be done in response to the appeal of the president's message for a means of protecting the gold re serve, but there was a unanimity that congress should stay here and face the situation. The Democrats were disposed to await the action of the Republican majority, and the latter seemed ready to shoulder the burden. Here and there a member was found who was willing to vote for gold bonds, but the overwhelming sentiment on both sides of the house was that the passage of a gold bond bill was impossible, as it would be bitterly fought by the silver men. Some Republicans were inclined to couple with any bill to enable the government to borrow money prop ositions for raising revenue by amending the tariff law, but the gen eral sentiment seemed to be in favor of a low-rate interest-bearing long time coin bond of small denomina tion, which was thought the people of the country would eagerly sub scribe for, to aid the treasury in its emergency. Just such a proposi tion, it will be remembered, Mr. Reed offered in the last congress. Speaker Reed feels the responsibility very keenly. He realizes that the situa tion in the senate and the majority for silver there in nowise relieves the house, and that the action of the house must be independent of the re sult at the other end of the capitol. The house committees were an nounced today and the committee on ways and means will immediately go to work. It is not impossible that the Republicans will hold a caucus. DETERMINED SILVERITES. . A partial canvas of the silver men in the senate, made among Repub licans, Democrats y. and Populists alike, ? reveals a decided . disposition to couple silver legislation- with -any measure for the relief of the treas ury j that may be offered. Messrs. Cockrell, Teller, Dubois, Pritchard, Pettigrew, Baker and Butler all said that the secretary of the treasury had the means for meeting the emer gency in his own hands, which was in paying out silver and coining the sliver in the treasury. They were likewise agreed upon the proposi tion that they would not consent to give further authority for the issu ance of more interest-bearing bonds. They did not even display a willing ness to authorize the short-time cer tificates of indebtedness proposed last session. They expressed the opinion' that the continuance of con gress in session during the holidays would bring no relief. Some of the* Republicans, however, expressed a willingness to remain, with the hope that the tariff legislation might be promoted. They are not, however, as a class, disposed as yet to dis cuss the practicability of trading bond legislation for changes in the tariff. '. " SILVER RESOLUTIONS. White Metullists Will Fight for Their Favorite. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. — The session of the senate today was notable in bringing about a very pointed statement from Mr. Dubois, who was understood to voice the views of the silver element in the senate, that no financial legislation was possible along the lines desired by President Cleveland, and stren uously urged in the message of last evening. It was patent to every sen ator, Mr. Dubois said, and should be understood by the country, that the president's desire for the retirement of the greenbacks or the authoriza tion of a bond issue were utterly im possible of accomplishment. The only action the senate would take, if . It was given the opportunity to vote, would be to adopt the resolution of Mr. Vest (Dem., Mo.), offered earlier j in the day, directing the coinage of silver bullion in the treasury and the payment of government obliga tions in silver. The only immediate response to the president's message was in the presentation of two reso lution's favorable to silver, that by Mr. Vest and another by Mr. Butler, the new Populist member from North j Carolina, proposing gold payments while the metals were at a parity and silver payments when gold was it a premium. The resolution offered by Mr. Vest was as follows: Resolved, That the secretary of the treasury is hereby directed, in pursu ance of* the existing law Investing him with full power to do so. to coin as rapidly as possible the silver bullion in the treasury purchased under the ictl of July 14, 1890, into standard sliver dollars, and with such dollars to re deem, cancel and retire the treasury notes of the United States of July 14, 1890, issued in the purchase of such' bullion, and also to redeem the United States notes commonly called green backs. In standard silver dollars, as well as In gold, using- whichever may >c most abundant and- convenient." Mr. Vest asked Immediate considera tion of the resolution, but Mr. Piatt (Rep., Conn.) objected, and the subject went over, BUTLER'S RESOLUTION. ' Mr. Butler soon brought forward the subject in another form by asking Im mediate consideration of a resolution iirecting the secretary of the treasury to pay government obligations until the parity of the metals stood at 25.10 grains of gold for 412% grains of silver, md to pay in silver when this parity With flrrt SUPPLEMENT £a*A*A±aSa*A^vAAA was disturbed by the advance in the value of gold. Mr. Piatt again object ed. • ?;yy ???.?■ At 1 o'clock the senate went into executive session. When the doors were reopened Mr. Stewart took tho floor for a sharp criticism of the presi dent's financial message. He said the president's upholding of the Monroe doctrine had placed him on a high lev el, but the message of last evening had suddenly reduced him to a very low lev.el. The United States had the re sources to create money for any emer gency. Wars were not fought on a gold basis. It was the Inherent strength of a nation that won victories. England had maintained her position during the Napoleonic wars by plac ing a fiat on the bills of the Bank of England. Let the president once an nounce that United States obligations would be paid In silver and there would be no further raids on the treasury. If London wanted financial war we could meet It. ??;? . Mr. Dubois (Rep., Idaho) regretted that the president had felt called upon to send in such a financial message at this time. The president must know that he cannot accomplish either a re tirement of the greenbacks or the au thorization of bonds. The only possi ble result would be to precipitate a tar iff agitation. And, so far as financial legislation Is concerned, the country should understand, as every senator here understands, that as soon as the senate had an opportunity it would adopt the resolution offered today by Mr. Vest, to coin sliver bullion and pay government obligations in silver. Sen ators knew this measure would be adopted if brought to a vote. Mr. Du bois referred to the hopeless situation presented by the president's message, a situation impossible to remedy by immediate legislation, as the president and every man conversant with publio : affairs was well aware.. A letter from Secretary Olney gave a congratulatory cablegram from the Brazilian senate, just sent through Minister Mendinca, of Brazil, on Pres ident Cleveland's recent enunciation of the Monroe doctrine. It is as follows: o."T he federal senate of the United States of Brazil sends its greeting to the senate of the United States upon the worthy message of President Cleveland, who so strenuously guards the dignity, sovereignty and the free dom of the American rations." Mr Proctor (Rep., Vt ) submitted a resolution asking the secretary of war to submit information as to what amount could be profitably expended for coast defenses up to Jul v. 1597. Tha resolution went over. At 1:45. on motion of Mr. Faulkner (Dem., W. Va.) the senate adjourned until next Tuesday. HOUSE DECKS CLEAR. Representatives Prepare to Tack le the Financial Question. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.— house today responded to the president's mes sage by pigeon-holing the resolution for a holiday recess and preparing to go to work to provide some means for the relief of the treasury. There was no difference of opinion, on the surface . at least, that congress should, in the emergency to which Mr. Cleveland had called attention, remain at its post. The speaker announced the commit tees and the decks were cleared for business. The ways and means com mittee, to which the message was re . ferred,, immediately met to organize and on Monday the work of framing a bill will commence. There was a feverishly excited feel-" ing in the house when the members as-' sembled. Hope of the holiday recess had disappeared - and the members were preparing to address themselves earnestly to the serious task before them. Speaker Reed laid before the house the presldent'sspecial message, and, notwithstanding all the members had read the document in the news papers, it was listened to with atten tion. There was no demonstration of any kind. Speaker Reed Immediately referred the message to the committee on ways and means, and then announc ed the membership of the committees of the house. As soon as the reading of the list had been completed Messrs. Cannon and Dingley offered resolutions for the printing of documents neces sary for the use of their committees and it was immediately evident that the house was to plunge Into the actual business of the session. Mr. Dingley ' called up the holiday recess resolution, which had been returned with an amendment from the senate, and mov ed its reference to the committee on ways and means. The motion was agreed to, although there were a few dissenting votes from the Democrats. Then, at 12:50, the house adjourned un til Monday. ORGANIZED FOR ACTION. "Ways and Means Committee Meets and Talks a Little. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. -- The ways and means committee held a brief meeting after the se' .don of the house today, and forn- illy or ganized. There was a littlr informal discussion of the situatior directed mainly to the feasibility ,t keeping congress in session through the holi days. Doubts were expressed wheth er it would be possible to get down to work within a week, but it was thought the country would not take kindly to an adjournment in the present condition of financial affairs, with the president's message unacted upon. Hopes were expressed that the atmosphere of financial unrest* might settle by Monday, and the best pol icy for congress to pursue lie more clearly apparent. No suggestions for legislation of any sort were brought forward, nor was it finally settled beyond doubt that the com mittee would attempt to report any plan for immediate action. Some be lief was expressed that the financial situation would materially improve within the next two or three days. The policy favored by Mr. Dingley Is understood to be tbr short term, low denomination certificates of Indebted ness, or bonds, to maintain the gold reserve, and an advance of certain tar iff schedules to provide sufficient reve nue for the expenses of the govern ment. There Is a general expression in the house in favor of a popular bond issue. if any temporary expedient Is to be resorted to. No other plan to fur nish immediate relief to the treasury Is sugegsted that appears to have strong backing. On the other hand, it Is said that the president has the same au thority to make such a bond issue as he had for the former bond issues, and that no authorization by congress is advisable. It seems to be conceded that congress will not legislate for gold bonds, and that no proposition but a coin bond can be passed. Tariff leg islation is also much talked of. The house is not unanimous in favor of continuing in session. Mr. Hepburn (Rep., Iowa) says: "It looks as though the president was? trying to take ad vantage of the position in which con gress placed itself, by its unanimous in- Continued on Seventh Pago.