Washington, Dea 30.- Practically all the time.of the senate -was oocupied by speeches on the Nicaragua canal bilí. Turpie gave the third section and end of h)B speech and Morgan announced thiat he would reply to Turpie. Turpie oflered an mendment providing for the appointment of a board of threo engineers to make a survey and estímate of the cost of the canal. Porkins of California favorod the building of tho canal, as did Cullom. An executive session was held. The debate on the currency bill oontlnaid uninterruptedly in tho house. Johnon of Indiauan and Ellis of Kentucky opposed it, and Warner of New York supiorted it The speech of Ellis ended with jui allusion to Cleveland not complimentary in charactor, and the applause it received froni the free silver Democrats indicated plainly the unalterable opposition of the silver men of the house to the Carisle plan. Bland, tho silver leader, gave lotice that he would offer his free silver bilí as a substitute for the bill.