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    Loup City Northwestern
Pinal Session of the Senate Long and Foil
of Contests,
The Postoftlco Appropriation is Among
Tin-in—Xliat and and Other Principal
Kills Disposed of After Reports and
WASHINGTON, March 4.—Despite
the beailtiful weather and unusual at
tractions, particularly at this time, of
the national capital, the galleries of
the senate were thronged with strang
ers today when the senate resumed Its
session this afternoon. The senate
convened at 3 p. m. and proceeded di
rectly to the business of facilitating
the enactment of the remaining ap
propriation bills.
A conference was agreed to on the
general deficiency bill, the conferees
of the present senate being Mr. Hale,
Mr. Allison and Mr. Teller. Mr. Alli
son presented a partial report on the
sundry civil bill. The bill was sent
back to conference, with Mr. Allison
Mr. Hale and Mr. Cockrell as senate
• conferees.
Two hills were passed as follows:
Granting a right of way through the
Devil's Lake Indian reservation in
North Dakota to the Jamestown &
Northern railway company; authoriz
ing the Portland, Mehalem & Tilla
monk Railway company to construct
a bridge across Mehalem bay in Ore
Consideration of the bill relating to
safety appliances on railroad trains
and requiring railway managers un
der oath to make monthly reports to
the Interstate commerce commission
of all accidents that may occur to pas
sengers and employes and the attend
ing circumstances, was resumed.
Pending discussion Senators Nel
son, McMillan and Berry were named
as conferees on the river and harbor
bill. The final conference report upon
the general deficiency bill was agreed
to without comment.
Mr. Hoar secured the adoption cf a
resolution directing the secretary of
war to send to the senate all infor
mation in his possession as to the au
thenticity of the alleged order for the
massacre of foreguers in Manila on
the night of February 15, 1899, and to
Btate whether the original of the al
leged order ever was in possession of
the war department . nd where it now
Mr. Hale submitted a partial report
upon the naval appropriation bill, and
eaid that as the time of the session
was growing short he would olter a
resolution discharging the present
senate conferees and requesting that
the house grant further conference on
the naval bill. It was adopted.
The safety appliance bill was then
passed without further discussion.
At 5:10 p. m. a partial report to the
•conferees on the river and harbor bill
was presented by Mr. Nelson and it
was agreed to. A further conference
was ordered.
At 6:45 p. m. Mr. Wolcott made a
report upon the postoffice appropria
tion bill, saying there was no further
disagreement except upon the two
amendments of the senate concerning
the extension of the rural free deliv
ery system to small towns and di
recting the postmaster general to re
port upon the feasibility of the use
of the telegraph and telephone wires
as a part of the postal system. The
report was agreed to and a further
conference w’as ordered on the items
in dispute.
Mr. Hale made a second report of
the conference upon the naval appro
priation bill saying that a complete
agreement had been arrived at on all
points of difference on that bill except
upon the senate amendment authoriz
ing the construction of three addi
tional submarine torpedo boats. The
senate voted to recede from this
amendment, 32 to 18.
Pat Write* to the Public to Clear His
Name of Aspersion.
OMAHA, Neb., March 4.—A letter
■written by Pat Crowe, mailed at Den
ison, la., March 2, was received Sun
day by an Omaha newspaper. The
purport of this letter is the same as
that of the one received by E. A. Cud
ahy, sr„ ten days ago and is to the
effect that the writer Is innocent of
the abduction of Eddie Cudahy and
that he has no knowledge of the crime
except such as he has gleaned from
the newspapers.
Scut ltack from Canada.
RGSSLAND, B. C„ March 4—E. B.
Bremner of Vancouver and Edward
Williams, dominion labor commission
ers, have been looking into the matter
of alien lal>or and as a result of their
efforts sixteen men in the employ of
Messrs. Winters, Parsons & Boomer,
who have a contract to do some work
for the Red Mountain railroad, were
ordered deported. The contractors
will send these men back to the United
States, where they were engaged.
Japaneae Troop* to Leave.
LONDON, March 4.—The Japanese
have decided to withdraw their troops
during March, says the Pekin corre
spondent of the Morning Post, wiring
Saturday, and to replace them by 2,
000 fresh troops, 500 of whom will be
posted here.
Measure* I’aucd in the Loner Hranoh of
WASHINGTON. March 4.—Under
the unanimous consent arrangement
the following house bills were passed,
among others:
To establish a code of laws for the
District of Columbia; amending the
act in relation to the exchange of gold
coin for gold bars; to restore certain
widows to the pension roll; the bill
providing that a widow who is draw
ing a pension at the time of her re
marriage and subsequently becomes a
whlow again shall benentitled to a
pension; to incorporate the Society of
American Florists; amending the
law of the District of Columbia relat
ing to wills involving real estate; dis
charging Aquila J. Daugherty, collec
tor of internal revenue for the Fifth
Illinois district, from responsibility
for $30,000 worth of government
stamps stolen from his offlec; mak
ing all national banking associations
'United States depositories; authoriz
ing the construction of a bridge across
the Monongahola river by the Charle
voi and Monessen Bridge company;
authorizing the city of Nashville.
Tenn., to construct a free bridge
across the Cumberland river within
the city limits; authorizing the Par's,
Choctaw & Little Rock Railway com
pany to construct a bridge across the
Red river in Texas; to provide an
American register for the foreign
built ship Balcthua; to establish a na
tional bureau of standardization; to
loan certain naval equipment to
schools; authorizing the Pigeon River
Slide and Boom company to improve
Pigeon river at the cascades in Minne
sota. In addition fifty-four private
pension bills were passed.
Governor bletrlcli Declares He Will Keep
LegitOn torn lit Work.
WASHINGTON, March 4.—Governor
Dietrich, to a crowd of Nebraskans as
sembled in the Raleigh hotel tonight,
said that as governor of Nebraska he
believed it to be his duty to see that
the legislature elected two republicans
to the United States senate.
“If the legislature should adjourn
without electing.” he said, ”1 will call
it iu extraordinary session and keep
legislators at work until their terms
expire. I believe the people demand
this, and I for one will never shirk
a duty that seems so clear to me.”
National Committeeman Schneider,
speaking of the senatorial situation,
said that the legislature had at least
thirty working days before it and he
saw no good reason for predicting a
complete deadlock to the end of the
session. “While I admit the situation
is very serious," he added, "I do not
believe that the republicans are going
to fail in the important duty of send
ing two republicans to the senate.
Should the legislature adjourn without
an election it would be an awful blow
to republicanism in our state.”
I’rcuent Congrms Lived 191 Days, Dig
potted of 14,336 Bills.
WASHINGTON, March 4.—The vol
ume of work done by the congress
just closing was shown today in a
supplement to the house calendar pre
pared by Tally Clerk Wakefield of
the house staff. The congress was in
session 197 days, which is les3 than
any congress for years. The follow
ing count is given of bills, acts, etc.:
number of bills, 14,336; number of re
ports, 3,000; public acts, 345; private
acts, 1,250; total acts 1,595; number of
joint resolutions, 395.
IiiKiirgentM Lose the Day,
COLON, Columbia, March 2.— (via
Galveston).—News has just been re
ceived her that a bloody battle was
fought on February 20 near Maria la
Baja, betwen a small force of gov
ernmnt troops and 500 insurgents
under Rozles, resulting in a victory
for the government forces. The in
surgents lost thirty killed and ten
wounded and the government troops,
eight officers and seven men killed
and many men wounded.
IrUh Tarty Short of fundi.
LONDON, Feb. 27.—The Pall Mall
Gazette, commenting today on the al
leged shortage of the Irish parliament
ary funds, says:
“It is becoming a serious matter to
the party that not a single American
dollar is reaching the official exchequer
and it is generally accepted among the
Irish members that John Redmond
will shortly have to undertake a fresh
visit to the United States and try to
secure financial help.”
Morn Milwaukee Road Stock.
NEW YORK, March 1.—A Wall
street news bureau says that the di
rectors of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway company has decid
ed to issue 10 per cent additional
capital stock at par to stockholders on
record March 11. The amount is to be
$4,300,000, and is to pay for the Kan
sas City cut-off.
Colorado to 81ft Charge*.
DENVER, March 2.—The house of
representatives today appointed a com
mittee of five to investigate charges
made by Speaker Montgomery on the
floor of the house that certain mem
bers of the house had been influenced
in their votes on a pending bill by
money. The committee has full pow
er to compel testimony,
No Extta Session of Congress Se6m?
Likely to Be Held.
IIoum* Concur* In Amendments and tl»e
Measure Now Hovn to the President— j
Legislation Over Our New Possesalon*
Ollier Congreislonal Matters.
WASHINGTON, March 2.—The
house removed all possibility of an
extra session by concurring in the
senate amendments to the army apro
priation bill. The vote stood 159 to
131. It was a strict party vote with
the exception of Mr. McCall of Mas
sachusetts, Mr. Ixrud of California,
Mr. Driscoll of New York and Mr.
Mann of Illinois, who vo'ed with the
democrats. Mr. Cooiier of Wisconsin
answered present and was not paired.
The bill now goes to the president.
The house was brought to a vote
by a special order prepared by th-»
committee on rules, which permitted
an hour’s debate on a side. The de
bate was not especially noteworthy.
The Philippine and Cuban amend
ments wre defended by the republi
cans and assailed by the democrats.
The only exciting incident occurred
at the close of the debate, when Mr.
Hull of Iowa, whose name had been
connected with a lumber and devel
opment company in the Philippines,
frankly acknowledged lie had in
vested money in it. He sal.I it was a
legitimate enterprise which was not
looking for government favors. Sub
sequently when he said that the com
pany would not have invested money
if Bryan had been elected the demo
crats jeerd and hissed and shouted
that it was because if Bryan had been
elcted the Philippines would not have
been exploited. Mr. I.entz of Ohio
challenged Mr. Hull’s right to vote,
hut. Mr. Hull voted aye.
The final conference report upon the
Indian appropriation bill was adopted
and ft number of minor bills were
put through the final stages.
The house met at 11 o'clock. A
resolution was adopted, closing the
house wing of the capitol from mid
night, March 1 to 2 p. m. March 4,
except for the members, members
elect and former members, employes
of the house and ticket holders.
The house defeated the motion of
Mr. Elliott to concur in the Charleston
exposition amendment to the Louis
ian* purchase bill, ayes 84, noes 132.
The committee on rules then re
ported the special order for the con
sideration of the army hill and a
roll call on a demand for the previ
ous question en. ned. The result was.
ayes 139, noes 120. This allowed
twenty minutes on a side upon the
adoption of the rule.
The speaker announced the appoint
ment of Mr. Bull of Rhode Island,
Mr. Joyce of Missouri and Mr. Bart
lett of Geargia ns temporary commit
tee on accounts until the meeting of
the Fifty-seventh congress.
Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, with the rev
nue cutter bill, and Mr. Cannon, chair
man of the appropriations committee,
struggled for the right of way. The
speaker pounded the gavel for order.
Some one complained that he could
not hear what was going on.
“That is not the fault of the chair,"
said the speaker. "He cannot put
lungs into members.” (laughter.)
Mr. Hepburn moved that the house
go into committee of the whole to con
sider the revenue cutter service bill
and Mr. Cannon appeald to the House
in the Interest cf the public business
to vote down the motion. The mo
tion was voted down—122 to 132. Mr.
Burton, chairman of the committee
on rivers and harbors then asked
unanimous consent that the house
non-concur in the senate amendments
to the river and harbor bill and
agreed to a conference. Mr. Hepburn
objected. The speaker thereupon re
ferred the bill to the river and har
bor committee.
Several conference reports upon mi
nor bills were adopted.
Mr. Tawney presented the confer
ence report upon the St. Louis expo
sition biil, which agreed to the sen
ate amendment providing for the clos
ing of the exposition on Sunday and
disagreed to the Charles exposition
amendment. The report was adopted.
Naiiounl Good KoadN Aiioolatlon Pro
pone* a Plan.
CHICAGO. March 2.—Through the
efforts of the National Good Roads
association arrangement have been
been made for the giving of a series
of practical dmonstrations In the
building of country roads along the
lines of the Illinois Central, between
Chicago and New Orleans. During
the present month a special train car
rying a commissary coach and flat
cars bearing modern road-making ma
chinery will be run out of New Or
leans and at twenty or more points
on the way to Chicago the train will
be sidetricked while experienced men
give instructions in road-making. At
each point about a mile of roadway
will be built.
The train will be preceded by ad
vance agents who will endeavor to
interest farmers in the work at the
points agreed upon. The farmers
will be expected to provide the mat
terial for the demonstration.
Th« Pentteutlary at l.imolu Ucilrofed
l>y Fire
LINCOLN, Neb., Mitrch 1.—The Ne
braska state pententiary is in ruins.
Fire, which broke out shortly before
midnight, swept through the great
stone buildings and burned them to
the ground. A company of militia is
leaving on a special Burlington train
to guard the convicts, who have been
herded within the stone-wailed prison
Fire, which started in the living
rooms of tlie warden of the state peni
tentiary at midnght, seems certan to
destroy the entire main building, to
gther with the cell house and other
Just after 2 o'clock this morning a
telephone message came saying the
room In which the telephone was lo
cated was in (lames and must be va
cated. This cuts off the only means
of immediate communication with the
Prison, which is nearly four miles from
from the business district of the city.
Between 1 and L‘ o’clock, however, a
message from a member of the fire de
partment stated that the penitentiary
Proper was doonul and that the Are
was spreading.
Before the flames had gained a great
headway Warden Davis gave orders to
release the convicts from the cells and
march them under guard to the prison
•va,,l «nd there place them under
double guard. The removal was ac
complished safely and without disor
Extra guards were also posted on
the stockade walls, armed with shot
guns, with orders to permit no escapes.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
When first discovered the officers of
the institution immediately set to
work all the small fire apparatus of
the prison. Water was used in abun
dance, but assistance from the city
fire department was called for and a
steamer and hosecart were dispatched
In response to a telephone m?asage.
A short time after midnight Warden
Davis said he did not have the fire,
under control, but ho could not tell
how bad it was. Burning in the upper
story and at the front of the building
its spread was slow. It was hoped
that it could be confined to the front
of the building. Later the report
came that the fire was a very bad one.
At 1:40 a. m. the city fire depart
ment arrived and began throwing wa
ter on the walls. The flames had
gained too great headway, however,
arnLlh? firemen directed their efforts
to saving some of the remote shop
By request of the warden Chief of
Police Hoagland sent all the available
polieement to aid in preserving order,
loiter, as an additonal measure of
safety. lieutenant Governor Savage,
acting in the absence of Governor
Dietrich, in response to the suggestion
of the warden, ordered out the local
company of militia.
Captain Ringer, with a majority of
the members, is at the armory, and a
Burlington engine and coach will start
with them at 3 o'clock.
Proclamation Contained In Organ of HII
plno Iimurgenta.
WASHINGTON, March 1.—A recent
edition of Pilipinas Aneerupa. an organ
of the Filipino insurgents published
at Madrid, contains a proclamation is
sued by Aguinaldo under date of No
vember 20, 1900, which sets forth that
"inasmuch as tne evaders give as a
pretext for the cruelty and for the
present war that we are an undisci
plined and ungovernable people, etc.,”
Aguinaldo making use of "the extreme
powers granted him by the constitu
tion, orders and commands, among oth
er things, that all people who commit
murder or acts of brigandage, as well
as all traitors, shall be summarily
Half Rate* for (!. A. it. Knranipmrnt.
SIOUX CITY, la., March 2—The
Western Passenger association has
granted to the Iowa department of the
G. A. R. a rate of one fare for the
round trip for the state encampment
to be held at Dubuque June 4 and 5.
Colonel M. P. Davis, commander of
the department, received this informa
tion in a letter from Chairman Mac
Leod of the association, and he is
much gratified with it.
llubjr <Jlrl Koasted to Death.
CEDAR FALLS. Ia„ March 2.—The
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
White of New Sharon was found by
the mother roasted to death on her re
turn from an errand near the house.
She fastened the little one in a chair
and left her in care of a 3-year-old
girl. The babe fell near the fire and
was literally roasted to death.
I.ow Rate* to the racldr.
CHICAGO, March 1.—The Union Pa
cific announced today its intention of
making a colonist rate of $25 from
Mlsosuri river points to north Pacific
coast points. The rate already en
joyed by Chicago, via St. Paul, will
be effective till April 1. and is of im
I portance chiefly to Missouri and Iowa
! points.
l’reildcnt Averse to Delay.
WASHINGTON, Marcn 1.—Special
Commissioner Rockhill at Pekin has
been instructed to make it known to
the foreign ministers that the presi
dent strongly deprecates any action
that will tend to delay or check the
present negotiations there and espe
cially is he desirous that there shall
be no further unnecessary bloodshed.
Constitutional Convention Completes
Drafting of Five Clauses.
Will Make Neither Treaty Noe Agree
ment Jeopardising Freedom—No I'n
frlendly Power .May Use tlie Island at
a Hate of PperatioiiM.
HAVANA. Kcb. 28.—The constitu
tional convention remained in seaion
until 3 o'clock this morning, complet
ing the work of drawing up the
clauses in the constitution referring
to the relations between Cuba and the
United States. A public session will
be held this evening to sign the fol
lowing resolutions, which have bfen
“1. The government of Cuba will
not make a treaty or agreement with
any foreign power which may compro
mise or limit the of
Cuba, or which may permit o- author
ize any power to obtain by means of
colonization or for military or naval
purposes, or in any other way, any
foothold or authority or right over
any portion of Cuba.
2. The government will not permit
its territory to lie used as a base of
operations for war against the United
States or against any foreign nation.
“3. The government of Cuba accepts
in its entirety the treaty of Paris, in
which are affirmed the rights of Culm,
to the ext >nt of the obligations which
are explicitly indicated in these, and
especially those which the interna
tional law imposes for the protection
of life and property, and substitutes
itself for the United States in the
pledge, which they assumed in that
sense according to articles 12 and 16
in the treaty of Paris.
“4. It recognises as legally valid all
acts of the military government dur
ing the period of occupation; also tho
rights arising out of them conforming
with the joint resolution and the For
aker amendment and the existing laws
of the country.
“5. The governments of the United
States and Cuba ought to regulate
their commercial relations by means
of a treaty based on reciprocity, and
with tendencies towards free tiade in
natural and manufactured products,
mutually assuring ample special ad
vantages in their respective markets.”
Purports to Ho from Kidnaper Offering
to Restore Knnsom.
CHICAGO, Feb. 28.—E. A. Cudahy,
the Omaha packer, whose son was
kidnapped, is in receipt of an annony
mous letter declaring that upon his
assurance that the kidnapers will not
he punished all but $5,000 of the
money will he returned. The letter
was mailed at Waukegan, 111., yester
day anti sent, to Omaha. Mr. Cudahy
was in Chicago today and received a
transcript of the letter by telegraph.
“I do not know whether the letter is
authentic or a hoax,” said Mr. Cudahy
[ to a reporter. “I will pay no attention
' to it, and certainly have no intention
of letting up on these men. The writer
or writers of the letter directed me, if
agreeable to their proposition, to let
them know by means of personal ad
vertisements in newspapers of Omaha,
Chicago and Milwaukee, but I don’t
believe tlmy will ever have the pleas
ure of reading anythtng from me in
the advertising columns of any pa
Mr. Cudahy left over the Burlington
for Omaha at 5:50 p. m.
Senate Committee 8»yi There te Too
Much Other Uuslneee.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28—The sen
ate committee on foreign relations to
day decided to make no fur*her effort
to secure action upon the various re
ciprocity treaties before the senate
during the present session. The ques
tion was thoroughly canvassed. All
the senators present agreed that in
the present condition of business it
would be impossible to secure action
upon the treaties during the few days
left of the session. Senator Perkins
has indicated unalterable opposition
to the Jamaica treaty and other sen
ators oppose all the treaties on princi
ple. There would be a desire for gen
eral debate if the question should be
brought to the front at all and for this
reason the committee considers that it
would be a waste of very precious
time to take the question up now.
To M«k« Ailverne Report
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—The ways
and means committee of the house
voted to report adversely on the res
olution of Mr. Sulzer of New York,
calling on the secretary of the treas
ury for correspondence with firms,
corporations, etc., in connection with
the recent imposition of duty on Rus
sian sugar. The vote was on party
lines, the democratic members sup
porting the resolution.
ni* Lint I* Growing.
DENVER. Feb. 28.—Mrs. Josephine
Unbernahrer, one of the three women
struck down by a heavy blow on the
head last Friday night on Capitol
Hill, died this afternoon in St. Jo
seph’s hospital. One of the others,
Mrs. Mary Short, d’ed on Saturday.
The third victim. Miss Emma John
son, may recover from her injuries.
! Carrie Nation Takes Control of the Pe
oria Journal.
PEORIA, III., Feb. 27.—Mrs. Carrie
Nation is in charge of the Journal
here today. She arrived last night
and has established herself at the Cos
mopolitan hotel, a little out of tho
way boarding hcuse which was select
ed because it has no bar attached.
She has been very deepy Interested
in her newspaper ever since she ar
rived and talks a great deal about
I "her” paper.
In her leading editorial she says:
"I have never hurt a hair on the
heads of my bad brothers, the saloon
keepers, and hope for pity’s sake none
of them will ever get In the way of
my hatchet, for it gets dreadful reck
less when it flies around that which
murders men.”
Aside from writing some eight col
umns of editorial, the “Kansas Cy
clone" has also written an account of
her smashing career, in which she tells
how she happened to direct her ener
gies along this line. Tho paper will
be twelve pages Instead of eight, with
eight columns to the page, as usual.
Many of the best known men of the
ooutnry will contribute to the columns
of the paper. The cartoons are those
suggested by Mrs. Nation. Whisky
Aims’ advertisements are another fea
ture, one concern having an entire
page. Mrs. Nation will lecture here
this evening and may visit some of
the distilleries late this afternoon.
li’lfty Men Imprisoned In Hurtling Pit tl
Kemmerer, Wjo,
DENVER, Feb. 27.--Chief of De
tectives Armstrong believes that At
Cowan, who is now under arrest, is the
mysterious prowler who struck down
three women with an iron bar in this
city last Friday night and who has
murderously assaulted nearly a score
of women on the streets in the last
six months. wrhen arrested Cowan
had in his possession an iron bar
about a foot in length, besides a re
volver and supply of cartridges. He
answers the meager descriptions that
have been obtained of the man who
has been terrorizing the women of
this city. He does not talk coherently
and appears to be mentally unbalanc
ed. Questioned by Captain Armstrong
in Jail, Cowan said ho “had been perse
cuted by women,”
“Why were you persecuted by wo
men?” was asked.
“I was. 1 hate them, but I’ll not
tell you any more; I don’t trust any
Cowan has been living in Denver
about a year. He said he came from
Virginia. Of the three women as
saulted last Friday night one U dead
and another is dying.
Mrs. Nation In Illinois.
PEORIA, 111., Feb. 27.—Mrs. Carrie
Nation rounded out her first day In
Peoria by a lecture at Rouse hall, after
which she visited several of the lead
ing saloons. The first place visited
was managed by P. A. Weast. She col
lared the proprietor at once and de
manded that he remove a large paint
ing, "Nymph and Satyr.” Weast
promised to remove it and she went to
i he variety theater next door. Here
she witnessed an act and then, mount
ing the stage, delivered a speech.
She next went to the Alcazar, a
"crystal palace,” and Jokingly asked
the proprietor permission to smash
the place. She went out without mak
ing any trouble. After addressing a
large audience at the auditorium the
ater she retired for the night. To
morrow she will visit the distilleries.
While in the Weast resort she received
a telegram informing her that the
Texas legislature had passed a resolu
tion asking her to visit the capital
of that state.
Mob ITang* Negro to a Ilrltlge.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 27.—At
12:45 o'clock today George Ward, a
negro employe of the car works, was
tuken from jail and lynched by a mob
for the murder of Miss Ida Flnkelstein.
Miss Flnkelstein was the teacher of a
school near the outskirts of this city
and was on her way home from school
when a negro sprang out from a clump
of bushes and shot her.
Tlilnks Cuba Should Repay.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26—William
Carter, who is one of the senators in
chargo of the army appropriation bill,
insists that the Cuban amendment to
the bill must be further amended so as
to compel Cuba to render an account
ing to the United States for the money
which ha.- been expended by this gov
ernment in Cuba, with a view to the
repayment at some future time.
Cabl«-a of Ilookkreplng.
WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 26.—
Secretary Root has received a cable
message today from Judge Taft of the
Philippine commission, saying that
the commission had adopted a new
system of auditing and accounting in
the financial administration of the is
lands. The system was formulated
by Auditor Lawshe and is practically
the same as the system adopted for
Cuba and Porto Rico.
Prevent* Futtlon In Kansn*.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 27.—Senator
Pestana’s election bill, which prevents
fusion, passed the house today and
was sent to the governor for his sig
nature. The bill prevents the name
of any candidate appearing on the bal
lot more than once. It Is considered
the most important matter passed at
this session.