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How can I dress in style at moderate cost? I want my clothes just as handsome as Mr. Spendmuch wears, but I can't afford to go to his tallor, Mr. Chargehigh, for he will want almost a fortune for one suit and an overcoat.


Go to Mr. Lackstyle-Readymade; his clothes have no tone at all; besides, they have such a commonplace ap pearance that a gentleman positively feels uncomfortable in them.


Go to E. O. THOMPSON, the only American firm that has a house in London, where they make up their spe cial clothing with even more style than Mr. Chargehigh, and sell it cheaper than Mr. Lackstyle-Readymade.


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"I gave it to one patient who was unable to transact the most ordinary business, because his brain was tired and confused' upon the least mental exertion. Immediate relief and ultimate recovery followed."




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Now, when personal and selfish interests sway the legislative power of the Government, State and Federal, with a success that equals, if it does not already surpass, the success of similar efforts in European countries;

Now, when the tide of socialism, swelled with appeals to the class prejudice of laborers, inflated with the illusions of a false philanthropy, breaks over the continent with yearly greater force;

Now, when the fine gem of liberty is permitted to tarnish with neglect

Now, if ever, those who know that liberty, or justice, is the only equality within the power of Government to accomplish should unite to preserve, and to pass on to our children undiminished, the birthright

that was ours.

The price or the penalty, which shall it be?

Price 5 Cents.

Devoted to the record of the facts and considerations which show that Individual Liberty is good for the people of the United States: And that, therefore, Legislative Regulation is injurious for them.




On Monday, June 2nd, having adjourned over from May 29th, the Senate ordered a conference on the Naval Appropriation Bill.

After several petitions had been presented, - from Vermont and New Hampshire, against concessions to the Pacific railroads, and in favor of the Government's taking possession; from Connecticut in favor of increasing the duties on hats; from Kansas City asking reciprocity with Mexico, and others,

The conference report on Army Appropriations was taken up, and the subject of canteens was again discussed, and finally the bill was passed, 35-8. (The sale of liquor to enlisted is placed under the laws of the several States.)

The consideration of the so-called Silver bill was then resumed, and speeches were made by Messrs. Morrill and Harris.

In the course of his remarks, the former said that wage-earners were to be counted by millions, were the most numerous creditor class in the country, and, he believed, creditors to the largest amount; that this is the class it is now proposed to pay off in depreciated money, and to require to pay higher prices for what they bought. Could there be anything more likely, he asked, to provoke at an early day strikes in all parts of the country?

Mr. Edmunds offered a resolution of inquiry into the conduct of the Fish Commissioner's office, especially into the charges of nepotism, etc., and this went over,

June 3rd, the Pure Food bill was reported from the committee. This proposes the establishment of a new bureau under the Agricultural department, for the regulation of foods and drugs imported from other States or countries. Dealers are required to submit to this bureau samples of food, drinks, drugs, to be examined on demand.

Mr. Hale offered an amendment to the Diplomatic appropriation bill to carry out the recommendations of the Pan American conference to establish arbitration committees, a railway commission, a library, a customs-information union (in all $400,000).

After the resolution of inquiry into the affairs of the Fish Commission had been again discussed, the debate on the Silver Bill was reopened by Mr. Pugh. He argued for free coinage, claiming that the currency was now artificially and injuriously restricted in amount.

Then a bill regulating the conditions of bottling beer and its export in bond was taken from the calendar and passed. This removes the restrictions which prevented the bottling of beer directly from vats, and exempts exported beer from the internal tax.

Mr. Farwell then spoke on the Silver Bill. He said that some law like the National Bank law should be passed, so that the people might determine for themselves how much currency they needed. The law of supply and demand would apply in this case as in all others. The sub-treasury system should be abolished, and any good bonds should be received as security for bank circulation.

An amendment to the Fortification Bill led to a discussion of the probability of England's blockading and levying contributions on our seaports; and this drew from Mr. Cockrell the assertion that, in that event, the United States would invade Canada and confiscate the property of Englishmen in that province (railroads, etc.).

June 4th, the inquiry into the management of the Fish Commissioner's office was agreed


A select committee on the establishment of a University of the United States was appointed.

The Fortifications Bill was amended to provide for tests of various kinds of firearms,

large and small, and several appropriation items were increased; then the bill was passed.

An amendment to the Tariff Bill, prepared by the Wool Growers' Association, was referred, as was also a resolution authorizing the President to form alliances with foreign nations for the suppression of the liquor traffic.

June 5th, Mr. Hiscock spoke against free coinage (of silver). The reason he gave for his opposition was that the majority of the people did not want the mints of the United States opened to the silver of the world.

Mr. Sherman reviewed the history of the Act of 1873, spoken of as the Demonetization Act. He said that the receipts of the national banks of the country for a single day were $295,000,000. The proportion of gold coin in these receipts was less than 1 per cent; of silver less than one fourth of one per cent; of "paper money," 4 per cent, while 95 per cent was checks and drafts. Hence the currency played but a small part in the business of the country. He asserted that the decreased price of agricultural products was due to the opening up of the West, to the reduced cost of transportation, to new forms of combinations or "trusts" which often lowered prices to producers, though increasing the price to consumers. The effect of free coinage would be to demonetize gold and cause it to be exported and hoarded.

A controversy sprang up between Mr. Stewart on one side and Messrs. Sherman and Aldrich on the other as to the means by which the Demonetization Act of 1873 had been passed by the Senate. The former claimed that the act was passed in ignorance of the effect, and ought now to be repealed; the latter showed from the records that Mr. Stewart had himself spoken on and voted for the act.

A bill was introduced to prohibit the exportation of liquors to Africa and the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

June 6th, after the presentation of a petition from tobacco growers of Housatonic Valley, Conn., to have the duty on wrappers raised to two dollars per pound, and after a new conference had been ordered on the Pension Bill,

Mr. Blair introduced a new Service and Dependent Pension Bill. This provides pensions of from six dollars to twelve dollars a month for service, in addition to any other pensions already granted; and pensions of the same. amounts for veterans now dependent.

Mr. Plumb spoke on the Silver Bill, and said that the actual amount of money in circulation was not more than $500,000,000, and that this was the cause of a great and injurious system of credit.

Mr. Paddock presented a bill to provide for the inspection and Storage of grain for inter-state shipment.

Railroads engaged in inter-state commerce are directed to construct elevators, etc., along their lines. The President is authorized to

appoint one chief, and the Secretary of Agriculture two assistant, inspectors, in each State and Territory. The chief and one assistant inspector, together with an officer appointed by the Railroad, shall form a board to determine the location, number, capacity, etc., of the elevators. Railroads not complying are made liable for damages, and mandamus may issue against them to compel the construction of the warehouses.

June 7th, the Senate proceeded with the calendar, and passed several appropriation bills; also, a bill for the compulsory education of Indian children. One hundred and twenty private pension bills were passed on this day.


June 2nd, a number of bills were rushed through the House:

Granting right of way the Portland and Puget Sound Railroad;

Transferring the expense of trial of Indians for crimes against Indians from the Territories to the United States;

Granting an American register to a ship ("The Australia ") ;

To ratify the proposed boundary between New York and Pennsylvania;

Creating new judicial districts in Tennessee and Kansas;

Increasing the appropriations for buildings at Duluth, Minn., and Fort Worth, Texas, etc., etc.

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June 5th, a debate took place on the Silver bill, for which the so-called Caucus Bill was offered as a substitute, as follows:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to purchase, from time to time, silver bullion to the aggregate amount of $4,500,000 worth of fine silver in each month at the market price thereof, not exceeding $1 for 371.25 grains of pure silver, and to issue in payment for such purchases of silver bullion Treasury notes of the United States, to be prepared by the Secretary of the Treasury in such form and of such denominations, not less than $1 nor more than $1,000, as he may prescribe, and a sum sufficient to carry into effect. the provisions of this act is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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SECT. 2. That the Treasury notes issued in accordance with the provisions of this act shall be redeemable on demand in coin at the Treasury of the United States, or at the office of any assistant treasurer of the United States, and when so redeemed may be reissued, but no greater or less amount of such notes shall be outstanding at any time than the cost of the silver bullion then held in the Treasury purchased by such notes, and such Treasury notes shall be a legal tender in payment of all

debts, public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract, and shall be receivable for customs taxes and all public dues; and when so received may be reissued; and such notes, when held by any national banking association, may be counted as a part of its lawful reserve. Provided, that upon demand of the holder of any of the Treasury notes herein provided for, the Secretary of the Treasury may, at his discretion and under such regulations as he shall prescribe, exchange for such notes an amount of silver bullion which shall be equal in value at the markst price thereof on the day of exchange to the amount of such notes presented.

SECT. 3. That the Secretary of the Treasury shall coin such portion of the silver bullion purchased under the provisions of this act as may be necessary to provide for the redemption of the Treasury notes herein provided for, and any gain or seignorage arising from such coinage shall be accounted for and paid into the Treasury.

SECT. 4. That the silver bullion purchased under the provisions of this act shall be subject to the requirements of existing law, and the regulations of the mint service governing the methods of determining the amount of pure silver contained and the amount of charges or deductions, if any, to be made.

SECT. 5. That so much of the act of Feb. 28, 1878, entitled "An Act to authorize the coinage of the standard silver dollar, and to restore its legal-tender character," as requires the monthly purchase and coinage of the same into silver dollars of not less than $2,000,000, nor more than $4,000,000 worth of silver bullions, is hereby repealed.

SECT. 6. That whenever the market price of silver, determined in pursuance of Sect. 1 of this act, is $1 for 371.25 grains of pure silver, it shall be lawful for the owner of any silver bullion to deposit the same at any coinage mint of the United States, to be coined into standard dollars for his benefit, as provided in the act of Jan. 18, 1837.

The seventh section provides for the retirement of National Bank notes.

The sessions of May 6th and 7th were spent in talking about this bill and other matters more less closely connected with it. One amendment of more importance than the whole of the rest of the bill was made by

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In the Court of Claims at Washington, the claim of A. B. Mullett against the United States for $150,000 was disallowed. This sum was demanded as compensation for a building now occupied by a State Department. The question turned on the statute of limitations, which provides for the presenting of such claims within a given period. The architect claimed the statute should only take effect from the completion of the building. The Court refused to admit this view, referring to the Washington monument, begun nearly a hundred years ago and but lately completed, and to the Cologne Cathedral, finished this decade, yet begun so long ago that its architect's name is lost.

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