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Washington, Feb 13 - There was an unusually full attendanee on tho Repubican ide of the sonate chainber'Weduesdny as Morrill, chairman of the finance comniittee had given notice of a íaotion to taks up tho tariff bilí. The eflciency appropriation bilí held its place as the unüuished business and there was no disposition to displaco it. Vest securod the adoption of a rosolution calling on tho secretary of agricultura to report what recent changos had been made in the qiiarantine line against cattle coming north from Texas. Vest explained that a recent publieation stated that the secretary had issned a proclamatiou making radical changes to the detriment of the jarties in interest. Investigation of Bond Issues. Peffer oame forward with n lengthy resol ution proposing a sonate invostigation of the circuiiistancjs of ali recent bond issues. The resolution proposes a special committee of five senators and gives oomsrehensive ideas as to tho scope of the inquiry, the dealings with syndicates, etc, the effect of such dealings and explicit inforrnation as to the purchaiers of bonds, rates and all attendant circumstances. Morrill asked that tho resolution go to ;he flnance committee, but it went over ty the rules until net day. Among the favorable reports presen ted was one on Hale's bill making Feb. 12 (Lincoln's birthday) a legal holiday. In tho House. The debate on the free silver substituto for the house bond bill was resumed when the house recouvened at 10:30 Wednosday morning. Uuderwood of Louisiana and Cox of Tennessee spoke in favor of concurrence in the senate substitute, and Brumni in favor of the coinage of the American product. The latter ridiculed Hall of arrogating to himself credit for cijanA" g nis posición on the silver quesüon "Ho compared himself with Gladstone," ail Bfumra. "'Gladstone and 1 have changed our minds,' he says. In jny opinión liis conversión can be characterized in one


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