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In Congress.-Bankruptcy; "Futures"; War Claims; Coinage; Canal at Niagara; Elections for Fifty-second Congress; Pensions; Weather Bureau; Veterans and Civil Service; Reviewing Courts-Martial; Public Buildings; Anti-Trust; Banking; Pacific Railroads' Debt; Tariff; Montana Senators; Chinese Enumeration; Circulation of Bank Notes; War Ships; Judiciary; Village Post-office Buildings.
The bill transferring the Weather Bureau from the War Department to the so-called Department of Agriculture passed.
The Senate "reduced the surplus" $1,640,000, by means of appropriations for buildings.
The Sherman Anti-Trust Bill survived the vicissitudes of a sojourn with the Judiciary Committee, and was passed by the Senate, 52 to 1.
Senator Ingalls has introduced a bill, drafted by the Wage Workers' Alliance, to establish a national Department of Banking. Unlike the recently established Department of Agriculture, this new bureau is intended to engage directly in the business whose name it shall bear.
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And that, therefore, Legislative Regulation is injurious for them.
The Contested Election of Senators for Montana has been finally settled by the seating of Messrs. Wilbur F. Sanders and Thos. C. Power by a strict party vote,—yeas, 32; nays, 26. The resolutions adopted declare that these gentlemen are entitled to their seats" upon the merits of the case."
The Chinese Enumeration Bill was brought up in the Senate only to be tabled. An amendment to the bill was proposed to allow the passage across the United States, under the supervision of the Treasury Department, of Chinese laborers or others traveling between China and the West Indies, thus securing the profit of transportion to our own railroads instead of letting it go to those of Canada. This amendment was adopted, and seems to have been the last straw as far as Senator Stewart was concerned, for he announced that, with this provision in it, the bill was worse than no bill at all, and moved that it be laid on the table. This was done, by vote of 51 to 2.
A bill has been introduced by Senator Hiscock providing that National Banks may secure their Circulation by depositing in the Treasury, government, railroad, or municipal bonds of at least par market value, and not in default of interest for at least ten years past; first mortgages on improved real estate guaranteed by corporations in good standing; and storage warrants or warehouse receipts of pigiron, cotton, and wheat from responsible companies. The amount of issue to be allowed on these deposits is: on Government bonds, the face value; on other bonds, 90 per cent of the face value; and on the remainder, 75 per cent of their face or market value; and the banks are to be required, upon demand by the Secretary of the Treasury, to make good any deficiency caused by the shrinkage in the value of their deposits.