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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY. JANUARY 2!) 1897.
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OUR LAW MAKERS.
TWENTY -FIFTH SESSION
A Continued anil fondue Report of the
Work Aerotnpllihed During the l'lisl
Week Ilrtef Note of the ScmIoii'h
IN TIIK HKN.ITK.
Monday, January 17.
Tho senate held a Hliort session this
Tho introduction of n concurrent res
olution requiring an enforcement of
the triiRt law was tho first business to
coma before tho senate.
Senator Hearing of Cass proponed a
resolution to prevent combinations be
tween elevator und grain meruhautH.
The resolution will have to be read in
cucli limine thrco times and take tho
fcame course as a bill.
Hcnator McOnmi proposcl a motion
to enforce tho rule which requires
standing committees to report on a bill
within four days unless special time is
granted. Senator Howell of Douglns
Raid there were no bills printed anil
tho rule could not bo enforced at this
time, Tlio resolution was tabled.
The senate ndjourned nftor remaining
In session Ionic enough to permit tlio llrst
reading of house roll No. M, tho legla
latlve salary appropriation bill.
Tho following bills were Introduced:
8. l' No. 77, by Oralitim To unimul
sections 2, 3, C and 7 of mi act entitled
"An act to provide for tlm depositing of
stato and county funds In bunks." ap
proved April 8, 1&91, nnd to repeal mild
8. F. No. 7K, by Steele-To amend see..
tlon 4712 of the compiled statute-) of Ne
braska, ms, relating to attendunea of
pupils In an adjoining school district.
8. K. No. 79, by Wtchle-To promolo
the Indrpendcnc of voters at public elec
tions; to enforco thn socrecy of tho ballot,
and to provide for tho printing and distri
bution of ballots at publlo expense, ald
net provides for what Is known as tho
S. K. No. 80, by Orothan To regulnto
lock yards, and to provldo a penalty for
the violation thereof.
8. P. No. 81, by Clrothan-To amend
title 2 of the code of civil procedure, re
lating to counter claims.
B. P. No. S2, by Orothan-To amend title
11 of the code of civil procedure, relating
to the setting-off of mutual Judgments.
B. P. No. 83. by Orothan-To amend tltlo
14. of tho codo of civil procedure, relat
ing to executions.
B. P. No. 81, by Orothan To amond the
cods of civil procedure, lolatlng to plead
ing of Judgments, by adding, to tltlo 7
B. F. No. K, by Oondrlng-To amend
section lOS of tho criminal codo of tho
state of Nebraska, being section CMS of
the compiled statutes of .Nebraska, of
1195, relating to Indecent exposure and
8. P. No. 85-I'rohlbltlng vllluge.clty and
county officers from purchasing village,
city and county warrants, or thq bills
gainst villages, cities or counties dur
ing their term of orflce, and Imposing
penalties for a violation thertof.
B. F. No. 87, by Sluta To provldo for
full not weight and measures In all pack
ages nnd receptacles held In original
packages In Nebraska, and to punish of
fenders. B. P. No. 88, by Hansom To authorlro
mo county commissioners of Douglas
county to plat certain lands Into an ad
flltfon to tho city of Omaha, and to ex.
cut valid deeds of conveyance for any
portion of lands heretofore sold or at
tempted to bo sold by said county.
B. P. No.8!. by Hansom To repeal chap,
ter . compiled statutes of 1895, entlUid
B. P. No. W. by nnnsom To amend sec
tlen 1 of the code of civil procedure.
Misting to change of name.
8. P. No. 91, by Hovrell-To amend tho
B. P. No. 92, by Hansom Licensing and
regulating pawn brokers, dealers In sec-end-hand
goods, and Junk dealers, and
providing penalties for violation tlioreof.
Tuesday, Jnmiarjr It),
The senate spent soino tlmu today in
dltousstng a resolution by Senator (Ira
ham to visit tho normal school at Peru
for the pupose of investigating tho re
cent fire and the needs of that iustitu
elon. Senator Murphy of dago offered
k a substitute a resolution requiring
the oommltto to visit Ilcatricc also, and
report on the advisability of removing
tho school to ltcatrlce.
Both resolutions were laid over one
The resolution by Senator Dtiudns to
reduce all stato aud county salaries 'JO
per cent was tabled.
A concurrent resolution was intro
duced by Senator Hansom of Douglas
instructing United States Senator
Thurston to advocate and vote for all
measures tending to bring about free
coinage of silver, bimetallism and nn
abandonment of tho existing gold mon
ometallism. The following bills were introduced:
s:.r MP- '.w- ''' Senator McUann-Tu amend
section ., chapter 7a. compiled minutes of UKi.
,n.,r'K'lrrt t0 ",JtKnmenu unit mortgages.
8. P. No, 71, by Senator lleiil-Auihorlitiis
county treasurers to linen not to exceed 7
percent of the county staking fund In icgls
lernd warrants of tho county ut their face
S. P. No. t5-by Senator Dearlng-Tn regu
late tho manufacture and galoot ruler.
S. P. No. J, by Senator Ueailng-To regulate
IS tnaniifiintiic . mil. ... ..i ..
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8. P. No. 07, by Senator Dearliig-Mnklug it
unlawful to use money and requiring candl
date to file un Itlmlzcd statement of his legiti
S. P. No., by Senator Watson-Amending
section I, article 1. chapler77,conipllcdstatuti
of 1887, entitled "Hevoiiues." -"""utoj
8 P. No. 09. by Senator Wntsnn-To provldo
for the commissioning of graduating officers of
the military department of Dono college.
After the noon recess tho seuate lis
tened to a very cordial invitation from
the chancellor of tho stato university
to attend churter day exercises on Feb
Tho special order of tho day, consid
eration of the governor's message, was
deferred until next Tuesday rvlion tlm
message could bo placed before mem
bers in printed form.
Wednesday, ilunuury 30,
The senate ucted this morning on
tho Graham resolution authorizing tho
committee on university and stnto nor
mal school to visit tho normal at Peru
iu order to investigate the recent loss
by tire and tho needs of the bcliool,
particularly a proposition to rebuild
the destroyed dormitory. Senator
Murphy's substitute authorizing tho
committee to visit licutrlcewithu vlow
to removing the normal to thut pluco,
was also considered.
A bitter discussion followed, tho
matter finally being disposed of by
empowering the committee to visit
Peru and report ou all mntters of la
Tho following now bills wcro intro
duced: 8. P. No. 100, by Senator Watson-For lmpo
Ingn tax of one-half of ono cr cent on stato
hanks and to create a fund from the rcvenus
thus derived for the ptirpoxn of paying deposi
tor of Inxolvcnt stnto bnnks and other hank
ing Institution, except national bunks.
S. P. No. 101, by Senator I.eo To amen 1
sections m and JO of chapter 2.1, complied Mat
uses of 1 80S, entitled "Decedents."
S. P. Nn. KB, by Senator Oraham Amending
the art defining a legal nnwsnaner.
S. P. No. 103, by Senator (Iraham To amend
section MJ, statutes of 1H!, relating to organi
zation of county agricultural nxnoclatlnns.
8. Ps. I0I-IUC, by Senator (Jondrlng- Helatlng
to protection of IInIi and game.
S. P. Itx), bv Senator Mutz For Inspection of
stock In stock yards.
H. P. II'J, by Senator Talbot -To repeal the
old grasshopper law,
S. F. 11.1, by Senator Talbot-Helatlng to dis
interring, or otherwlso mutilating or Intermed
dling with dead human bodies.
H. P. ,11ft. by Senator Mil tit To permit arbi
tration In rases before n Justice, of the peace.
S. F. Ill), bv Senator Murphy -Tollx salaries
of rnimnlxsloncrs In counties having 70,000 in
habitants at I,HM a year.
H. P. 118 by Hcnator Dearlng-To prohibit
tho manufacture, sale, keeping for sale, giving
or furnishing to imv person cigarettes or ma
terial for their composition, and to provldo a
penalty for tho violation thereof.
S. P. Ill), by Senator Caldwell Providing for
tho purchase and display of llujs In connection
with publlo school buildings.
lolnt ltesolutlon No.'l. by Senator Feltz -To
congress relating the disfranchising of citizens
on account'of sex.
Thursday, January 81.
In tho senate this morning tho com
inlttco on revenues reported baelf for
passage S. P. No. !, which went to thu
Senator Ileal called up his resolution
of tho previous day relative to tin lim
iting of appropriations to those for the
bonellt of the whole state, which was
considered to bo a slap at the exposi
tion appropriation tun. 1 lie senators
engaged in a very warm and lively dis
cussion over the resolution, and finally
tabled It. J
Senator Watson ottered a concurrent
resolution calling upon congress to
work to secure freo coinage of gold
and silver at the ratio of 10 to 1, with
out waiting for the consent of any
Lieutenant-Governor Harris signed
U.K. No. r,:i, the legislative salary bill.
j ne jr.tiiciary committee reported fa
vorably on senate Hies (1, 12, 1.1, and 14.
They were placed on general llle.
Among the seventeen new bills in
H. P. ISi. by Senator Orothan-Anthorlzlnit
the appointment of a stato printer aud station
er. S. P. 131. by Senator Miller -To make all
railroad tluliuts and mileage books sold good In
tho hands of the bcareruutll used.
S. P. 189, by Senator Dumtns -To rienl an
act entitled "An act to provide for tho payment
of bounties for tho destruction of w lid unlinali
In tlm stalo of Nebraska," laws of 1877.
S. F. nil, by Senator Duuilas-To repeal an
net entitled "An act to provide for the destruc
tion of grasshopiHirs," laws of 1877.
S. P. III. by Senator Dundas -To amend sec
tion IM, chapter 10. of tho criminal code, com
plied statutes of 103, sons tnmiko It a crime
lor any member or u corporation to attempt tc I
Th u,.,,,it n.wni.i t..,.if t..
!,ii!t.i, ..r i. ...i...i . it It I duties and for organizing a system of
mltteeof the whole utter the noon travelling libraries for tho stato of Ne
recess for consideration of bills on gen- brajka. No appropriation clause Is In
oral llle, Senator McCnnn in tlio chair. corporated In tho bill.
S. P. No. 4, by Senator Caldwell, pro-; P- No. 1"". by "Wheelor To amend
vldlng for tlio assessing of property by ' sections 2, 3, 6 and 7, of "an act to provide
county assessors, was tho Urst bill ior ,th? positing of state and county
taken un I f""08 hi banks," approved Arpll 8, 1S91,
ii..i i.ii'i ..-..! i it ... .i .' "And to repeal said original section." Tho
llio bill provides that the owner of hill provide that Interest shall bo credited
property on thu ilr.st day of lcbruary up to the generat fund and In Its minor
of any year bo liable for tuxes of that provisions Is not dissimilar to-other bills on
year. , I the general file. .
After ineffectual uttempts to amend ' , " " No- 17lJ. '' Straub-An act provld
and to indefinitely postpone, tho bill ln,K for ,lh.? aa'0 ,f telephone compa-
was sent duck tj tlio conunltteo on ,
revenue for amendment
Senate illo Nt). 11, by Senator Han
som, reducing tlio number of county
commissioners from ilvu to tiiree, in
counties having five, was considered
and recommended for passage.
Thn report of tlm committee of the
whole was adopted without debate.
Senator Talbot's resolution that tho
committee on ruveuuo prepare a bill to
compel counties to pay to tho state
lllXe.S eollecteil Illlll llllll liv imnn v r. I
lleers. met with opposition und was dc
feated by a vote of 10 to I).
Friday, ilatiuary US.
Several petitions relnting to various
subjects were rend in tlio senate this
Senator Hansom from the committee
on labor reported favorably on S
in in nnmn. i Lir.u,t -.. 1 1 ... .. .. , '
!?. V.1 . railway companies
to protect motormen by equipping cars
with vestibules. Placed on general ,
Senator Dundas of Nemaha offered ft
resolution lor tho purpose of kecpinir i
lobbyist!, off tho lloor of tho senate
,ii, I Vn ). of..w.. ....... .. i. .n.. J
and for tho enforcement of better order
wblle tho senate Is in session. Carried.
Senator Watson's joint resolution in
structing tho Nebraska delegation in
congress to vote for tho passage of a
frco coinage act was advanced to a
second reading nnd referred to tlio
committee on federal relations.
I.ight moro bills were introduced.
One to provido penalty for disturbing
liturary or other meetings. To author
ize county judges to select clerks in
counties liaving a.'i.OOO or over; tore
quire railroads to mow right of way;
to provide for board of examiners of
railway telegraphers; to provide for
collection, compilation and publication
of agricultural statistics; to prohibit
employment of telegraphors under 18.
Adjourned to Monday at 'J p. in.
Hlngle RtnlU for Cows.
Singlo atallB uro hotter for cows, as
tho danger of ono stopping on an
other's touts and injuring or wholly
destroying thorn Is avoided. Tho
cows nro kept cleaner when In singlo
stalls. Tho usual width of tho stall
Ih four foot. Ono Inch slope In tho
floor from tho heud of tho stall to tho
gutter is sufllolont. Tho longth of
tho stall doponds on tho slzo of tho
cow, and ns somo nro larger than
others It is common to mako tho floor
widor at ono end than tho other, and
thus havo a regular gradation by
which tho small und largo cows may
all bo accommodated. Tho longth of
floor given is tho clear space batwean
ttio manger and tho gutter. If tho
floor is too long tho cowb will not bo
kopt so clean as if It is of such a
longth that tho hind foot como at tlio
odgo of tho gutter Mirror and
Few men really know when they
aro well treated.
Tho more you talk about business
being poor tho worse you mako it.
Public men learn in time that it la
better not to talk whon they havo noth
ing to say.
TIVES AT WORK.
(uinnmry of the I'ast Week IIIIU Intro
duced, With Number, Author and Text--Committees-
Plenty of Matter to Work
On Other News.
IN TIIK iioijsi:
Monday, dnnunry 17,
The house wns called to order this
afternoon at S o'clock with clghty-flvo
members in their seats.
The members sought to dispense with
tho reading of the minutes, but as only
ilxty-two voted for tho motion, made
by Mr. Hilo of ltuffalo, it wan declared
lost. The Journal was read for half an
hour, when Mr. Koddy of Otoe moved
that further reading be dispensed
with. Mr. Wooster of Merrick thought
there wns no necessity of reading thn
journal when nobody heard it. The
speaker said that any ono who fulled to
hear tho clerk to-day should certuinly
liavo an oar trumpet. Tito motion
prevailed. The speaker then an
nounced that in the future only one
motion to dispense with reading the
journal would be entertained
The usual petition for sugnr bounty
appropriation wns rend.
Hliull of Xcrnali.t offered a resolution in
structing the commltteo on university and
normal schools to visit Peru at an early
date and Investigate the needs of tho
Peru normal scnool, as the dormitory of
that Institution burned recently, and re
port the matter to the houso at an early
date. WooMer was opiosed to Jaunting
expeditions nt the state's uxpoiue, but tho
Tho spenker announced a. meeting of
tho committee on school lands and
buildings Tuesday morning at o'clock
tn tlio tirnnil Army rooms in the capl
Mr. Clark of Lancaster moved to ad
journ and the motion carried.
Tho following bills wcro read for tho tlrst
H. H. 1C9, by OafDn To prohibit and
punish bribery In elections.
II. H. No. 170, by Oalfln To amend sec
tion ISC of the criminal code und to re
peal the original section. The bill provides
a penalty for non-residents of the stuto
voting at state elections.
II. R. No. 171, by damn To prohibit and
punish the bringing of illegal voters into
the stato with the Intent to have them vote
II. H. No. 172, by Clnftln To amend sec
tion 1.19 of tho criminal code, and to repeal
tho original section, relating to Intimida
tion of electors.
II. H. No. 173, by Fouke To amend sec
tion 6, of chapter CI, of tho compllod stat
utes of t, aud to repeal said act regu
lating powers of notaries public.
II. H. No. 174, by Wlmberly To create
a Public library committee, defining Its
H. R. No. 177, by Straub An act provid
ing for tho taxation of telegraph compa
nies and fixing the penalties for false state
ments. II. ft. No. 178. by Straub An act provid
ing for thu taxation of express companies
and to fix penalties for false statements.
II. H. No. 170, by Straul An act to tax
life Inauranco companies and llxlng penal
ties for false statements.
H. H. No. ISO, by Straub An act to tax
flr" Insurance companies and llxlng pen-
mi ianu ai.linnrmn
II. H. No. 181, by Straub To regulate the
chages mndo for tho use of telephones
hy all persons, firms, etc., engaged In tho
'telephone business In Nebraska, and llx
lng a penalty for tho violation thereof.
II. H. No. 182, by Straub-To regulate
the charges of telegraph companies and
fixing a penalty for tho violation thereof.
H. H. No. 183, by Jones of Nemaha To
nuthorlzo the organization of mutual In
II. It. No. 184, by Horner An act com-
pelllns all persons, companies, corpora
tlon. or associations owning or operating
irrigation ditches or canals unvwher in
the state of Nebraska to keep cut down
all the weeds that may be found growing
on ,he rht f wa' granted to them In
wnlcn "ucn uncnes or canais arc located.
J1' "' I?0.V1Wi bZ 9a;lora-T0 '-"
bo acts of the clerk of the county-of Iluf-
. i iMin, ..,iinr.i.. h tro,-.
falo In issuing certificates upon the treats
tirer of said county for bounty claims on
trlped ground squirrels and grey squlrrols.
II. H. No. 188. by Welch To Insuro cor
rect weighing of coal, stock, grain or other
heavy merchandise In cities of less than
0,000 Inhabitants or villages, making the
town clerk weight Inspector.
II. R. No 187, by Hull To amond seotlon
K2, of. Cobbey's consolidated statutes of
1S91, nnd to repeal said section, and pro.
vldo for switches connecting railroads at
Intersections of lines.
H. H. No. 188, by Cronk-An act barring
an Insane wlfo's dowry or husband's cour
tesy, and Interest of such Insane party in
the real estate belonging to the husband or
wife by deed of his or her guardian, and
tho procedure therefor.
II. R. No. 89, by Phelps-To provide for
tho posting of election notices, amending
sections 12 and 13, chapter 24, statutes of
II. R. No. 190. by Smith of nr.ughis-To
amend the Omaha city charter. ThU bill
Is the Poppleton Omaha charter.
House rolls 147 to 1G8 were given a aeo
ond reading and were referred to th
No bills on third reading were ready for
the house and this order of business wu
Tuesday, January 10.
Ninety-ouo members of tho house
were present today at roll call. On
motion of Mr. Soderman of Phelps tho
reading of tho journal was dispensed
A petition from sutrar beet, ratonm nt
Grand Island for a bounty on sugar
beets was read.
Mr. Webb of Custer offered a resolu
tion passed by the supervisors of his
county, favoring tho investment of
couuty sinking funds In outstondlng"
county warrants. Iteferred to commit
teo on ways and means.
Tho following bills were read for the
H.R. No. 194, by Mr. Welsh-To amend arti
cles IC land i ID, chapter 7. of tho camplled stat
utes of IMtt. rclullvu to the dutlos aud salaries
of county attorneys.
H. It. No. lift, by Mr. Wt.bb-An act uuthorlr
ingcountv treamirers to Invent an umount not
to exceed 7 per cent of the sinking fund In
their rospectl o counties In registered warrants
of their county ut their full ulue.
11. H. No. IW by Mr. hliull -To upproprluto
f.'O.ouoto rebuild the dormitory uf tho stato
normal school located ut J'eru. Neb.
II. It. No. IW, by Mr. Stobblns An act to pro
mote agriculture on land under Irrigation In
the state ot Nebraska.
II. K. No. ItH, by Mr. MrCIee To repcalseo-
lion k, v, . una mor chapter i of tho compiled
statute of Nebraska for IMtt, llxlng a houatr
on wolves, coyotes and wild cats.
I . II. H. No IW. by Mr. Illeh To amend section
3 or chapter 2rt. entitled "Elections."
II K. No. IU3, by Mr. Hlrh To provldo for
tho foreclosure of real estate mortgages and
other Hens upon mortgaged real property by
action In tho district court and to repcul cer
House rolls Nos. Hill to 100, inclusive
wuro rend second time and referred to
Mr. Jenkins of Jefferson asked why
tho committees had not taken some no
tion in regard to the bills referred to
them. Tlio speakor answered that it
was because. Secretary of Stato IMper
had not furnished bill flics and that
the printer refused to furnish printed
bills till hu knew tho shape of tho files
which iind been ordered.
The committee on claims nnnolnted
ns its clerk John H. Anderson of Hold
Wednesday, Juminrr SO,
After prayer by Chaplain Mnlllcy,
reading of tho journnl was dispensed
with on motion of Mr. Roddy.
Several petitions, asking that tho
legislature pay tho sugar bounty
claims, were read.
A petition from the Y. C. T. U., ask
ing for favorable action on bill for
municipal suirrugc for women, wns
read and referred.
Mr. Soderinan of I'holps, from com
mittee on claims, reported favorably on
H. 11. No. 4, for relief of Kebeeca Per
kins for wrongful appraisal of school
lands. The bill provides relief to
amount of S1S1. It was the first to bo
placed on general file.
The committee on miscellaneous sub
jects reported back house roll No. 1
with the recommendation thnt it should
pass. Tlio bill is an act to repeal the
free high school law providing that the
county shull pay tho tuition of stu
dents at high schools who live outside
tlio high school district.
.Speeches for and ugainst the bill
were made nnd a motion to indefinitely
postpone action thereon prevailed, anil
Mr. Dobson's measure was snowed un
der, being refused a place ou general
The committee on miscellaneous sub
jects had dono n grent tleal of work for
it reported on a number of bills. It
recommonded that house roll No. 3, an
uct to repeal tho sugar bounty law, be
placed on general illo with the recom
mendation that it pass. Tlio report
was adopted. House rolls No. 17, 30
and 33, bills relating to tho same law,
were recommended for postponement,
as their provisions were similar to those
in House roll Xso. 3.
Tlio report wns adopted.
House roll No. 3 a, an anti-cigarette
law, was placed on general file with
Sholdou of Dawes submitted a reso
lution providing for n legislative com
mittee to investigate tho state treas
ury. Mr. Grimes of Holt offered a joint
resolution petitioning tho United States
congress to submit un amendment to
tho constitution of tho United States
for national woman suffrage.
Tho secretary of tlio senate an
nounced that House roll No. 53, pro
vldliiL' payment for the salaries of thu
legislators und employes had been
Mr. Loom 1.4 of llutler, for committee
on privileges and elections asked thnt
committee bo granted power to sum
mon witnesses in the Uouglus county
contest case. A heutcd debate was
had, but the power was finally granted.
In the afternoon house rolls Nos.
198 to 'Jt7 were read for first time.
Several of tho bills wcro for univer
sity buildings and Improvements.
Joint resolution 210, by Mr. Sheldon,
relates to examination of stnte ofllecrs.
Joint resolution -17 is ono petitioning
congress to submit nn amendment to
the constitution rclntivo to woman suf
frage. House rolls No. 1CI to 100 inclusive
wero read for tlio second time and
referred to tho appropriate commit
tees. Tho people of Scwnrd county, through
their representative, Mr. Eager, pre
sented a petition requesting .tho legis
lature to defeat house roll No. 03, tho
same being the exposition bill.
Tho house then resolved itself into
committee of the whole for the consid
eration of bills on general file. Speaker
Oaflin called Mr. Jenkins of Jefferson
to the chair.
Tho bill appropriating 8121 for the
rolief of Itcbcccu Perkins wns passed.
In committee of tho whole a long
discussion aroso over tho bill to repeal
to sugar bounty law. Tho measure
was thoroughly discussed by tho mem
bers, nnd recomtuended for passage.
The committee then arose and tho
bill was pussed by a vote of 58 to 33.
Thursday, January XI.
In tho house this morning tho fol
lowing bills wero reported back and
placed on general file.
II. H. No. ft, by Mr. Hull of Hnrlnn-To re
count the ballots cust on constitutional amend
ment relating tu Judges of supremo court.
II. It. No. 19, by Mr. Hull of Hurlan-To mako
the salary of superintendent of tho Kearney
reform school 11,600. that of his assistant il,MX,
$1,200, and of the matron tfloo.
II. H. 20. by Mr. Sodcrmun. to mako the sal
ary of tho superintendent of tho Omaha deaf
and dumb institute ri.MW.
Tlio committee on joint roles reported
that tho joint conunltteo had agreed to
report for adoption the joint rules of
1H0.1, except the rulo regulating call of
tlio house, was amended so that a ma
jority of both houscscould suspend the
Sixteen bills wcro introduced, among
them being a county depository law by
Mr. Hamilton; ono to give the brick
manufacturers' association 8',000j to
provide for sinking thrco artesian
wells; to provido nn additional wing at
tho Norfolk asylum; for collection of
justices' fees on change of venue; to
provitie ior uniform garnishment pro
ceedings; to prohibit impeding or ob
structing railroads; to prevent entering
of railroad cars in the night time; to
prevent climbing upon railroad cars
while in motion.
Mr. Felker of Douglas moved that
his anti-cigarette bill bo referred back
to committee to receive amendments.
Ho explained that since drawing it up,
tho supreme court of Iowa had held un
constitutional a similar bill. Motion
was agreed to.
House roll No. C, provldiug for re
count on constitutional amendment,
was discussed by tho republican side
only. On motion of Mr, Hull of Har
lan the bill was reported back to tlio
houso with tho recommendation that it
Homo rolls 10 and 20, providing for
reduction iu salaries of officers and
employes of state institutions was d-s-cussed
in committee of the whole and
no definite notion being taken thereon
the committee arose nnd rcportetl
A communication from the secretary
of stnto was read, saying that lie could
not buy postage stamps for tlio mem
bers till their salary and expense bill
On motion of Mr. Itotisc of Hall, rep
resentative hall was granted to the Ne
braska beet sugnr association tills even
ing, Sodcrmun ulone opposing.
Friday, Jammry US.
After prayer by the chaplain Mr.
Hamilton of llutler presented n peti
tion from His county asking tne legis
lature to express itself in favor of the
establishment of a high court of arbi
tration and against the incrcaso of the
standing army. Tho petition wns re
ferred to tlio committee on federal re
lations. Secretary Mnret announced that the
governor had signed the salary and ex
A resolution by Mr. Wooster of Mer
rick condemning tlio uctions of those
who had the hall the evening previous
Twelve bills were introduced. Among
II. H. No. 231, by Mr. Kelkcr-ffo amend sec
tions ft and 8 of un net relative to public schools
In metropolitan cities, making thu school board
opnolnthohv the mayor.
II. K. No. 23.1. bv Mr. flamn-To prevent foot
bnll playing In Nebraska, providing penalties
for violation of thu act and providing forthc
arrest of persons In trultilng to engage in any
H It. Nos. aid. 237. by Mr. Oavlord -Helatlng
to pharmacists and thu adulteration of drugi.
II. It. Vis, by Mr. Jones of Nemaha To rcgu
luto xalurlcs of countv clerks und deputies.
II. It. No. 23'J, by Mr. Webb For appropria
tion of IJ.V000 totiiiv wolf bounties, etc.
H. H. No. 211, bj Mr. Webb To amend un net
denning a legal newspaper.
II. K.No. 211. bv Mr. Mitchell An act to facil
itate the bundling of grain and weighing the
sumo by railroads.
House rolls Nos. 217 to 233 were read
the second time and referred.
Mr. Hull of Harlan moved thnt when
tho house adjourn it be till Monday at
2 o'clock. Carried.
House went into committee of the
whole for the consideration of bills.
H. It. 31, relating to organizing plate
glass eompnnies; and II. U. 24, for in
spection of hides, were considered. No.
31 was ordered to house for third rend
ing. No. 21 reported back for further
el in n go.
Committee arose, reported progress,
and the house adjourned.
Tlio flavor of a votinrr rniiHtert
chicken is improved by placing insido
of it a bouquot of parsley, u small
onion und buttor tho slzo of a walnut.
If shoots or rnblcoloths nro wrung
by putting the- solvugo through tho
wringer tho edges will not curl up
und they will iron much moro easily.
When tho edgo of a rose blanket
becomes worn it may bo very neutly
button-holud with Scotch yarn or
worsted to match tho borders In
If tho wick of a Inmp docs not move
ert6lly in tlio holder druw out ono or
two threads from ono side. Tho wick
should bo as lurgo a ono as tlio holder
Half a dozon onions planted in tho
cellur where they can get n littlo
light will do much toward absorbing
and correcting tho atmospheric inj
puritle.s thnt aro so apt to lurk In
Old feather'bedtf may bo freshened
and tlio feathers mado lighter and
moro lively by laying thorn on a clonn
crass plot during a heavy shower.
Lot them bo thoroughly wot through,
thon dried and beaton with rods.
liy Immersing a load pencil in u jar
Jf Unseed oil until It is thoroughly
saturated, lead, wood and ull. it will
bo found thut tho lead has boon
toughened nnd softened, and the pen
:I1 will outwoar two of tho uhtreutod.
Buy bar soap by tho quantity if
von want to bo truly economical,
jtund tho batM on edgo, ono above an
Maer, with us much open spuco an
po.sslblo between thorn. Thoy will
then dry out and last almost twice as
Nothing is of moro honofit to the
nulr thun daily and viirnroua Viriliz
ing, but this entails a sadly soiled
nair nrtiHii, every low days. If tho
brush is dipped in ammonia water
ind then dried in tho sun it will como
)ut as good as now.
Caroloss feeding and handling of
cattle will giro no profit.
Corn und cob moal, with bran,
makes a good feed for cattlo.
Tho profit of feeding is not alwuys
conflnod to tjio incrcaso iu weight.
Ono of tho first items in cattle rais
ing is to brocd thorn right at tho
It does not pay to raiso scrub cat
tlo, us a scrub costs as much to raise
as a good ono.
Good fcodors say to give tho corn
to tho stoor cnlf and oats and brun to
tho hoi for calf.
Good euro goes a long way toward
bringing out tho good points of an
It does not pay to koop young,
growing cattlo without sufllolont foed
to koep them thrifty.
A good feeder can readily tell by
tho appoarance of a calf whether or
not it will turn out well.
Milk giving and beef forming are
not analagous, and each needs Its
special breeding and feeding.
With a large class of farmers profita
ble cattlo feeding is almost entirely a
question of lossoning tho coBt of pro
duction. There is ono objection to feeding
cattlo without any oxorclso. nnd that
Is that thoy nro moro liable to tiro of
Cattlo will thrive hotter with plenty
of good hay or corn fodder, without
gram, man wun plenty of grain and
Southern farniors aro uhend of their
Northern neighbors in many rospocts.
'I hoy think blood and bono fertilizers
aro us nocossary us good seed to
flootire a fair crop,
STOCK BREEDERS MEET.
lolnt Hcmlon of Tito Important State
The state swine breeders and im
ported stock breeders met in joint ses
sion Tuesday In tho cliupol of tho state
university. Tlio meeting was opened
by an ubio paper on veterinary sanita
tion, delivered by Dr. Gibson, state
rcterlnnriau of Iowa. His remarks
n ere much to the point and were lis
tened to very attentively. He eiupha
ilzed the need of proper envlormeut of
Tho meeting then discussed a pecu
liar disease reported by Mr. Hart of
Mead. Mr. Dawson of Endicott dwelt
ou "Score Cnrd's KiTect on tlio Hog,"
and tlio morning session closed with a
talk by Col. Hranson of Wnvcrly on
"Tho High Priced Hog." After each
man had finished he wns cross-questioned
by the members, and a general
Resolutions wero offered nnd passed
indorsing tlio trans-Mississippi exposi
tion, nnd providing for nn act to be in
troduced iu this session of the legisla
ture for the setting nsldo of 810,000 to
be used ns premiums iu the Omaha af
fair; tlio premiums to be offered (1) to
tho stock exhibitors iu general (2), to
state stock exhibitors.
The time for the long looked for
banquet arrived at .last, and the tnblcs
at the (Irand might be said to have
fairly grunted beneath their weight of
good tilings. Everything pertained to
tho festive porker. The tables them
selves had assumed tho form of a letter
II. The good things wcro not confined
to edibles, for the toasts were of u high
standard of eloquence. Chancellor
Macl.ean wns toastiiiiister. lie was
followed by Governor llolcomb, who
talked ut length on ' Nebraska, tho
Land of Corn nnd Swine." Other
speeches full of Nebraska and patriot
ism were made by C. II. Elmendorf, II.
C. Dawson, S. V.'Wolf and others. A
L. Itlxby rend a "Poem on the Hog,"
which brought down the house.
OMAHA HOUSE FAILS.
Itnuiund's Jewelry Htore Taste Into
Kaftteru Creditors Hands.
The old established jewelry business
of C. S. Raymond of Omaha, Neb., cor
ner of Douglas and Fifteenth streets,
lias been taken possession of by Ed
ward Holbrook of New York city,
trustee for certain creditors of Mr.
Raymond, under u bill of sale executed
December 2. 18H0, and Thomas Y. Mid
dlen n representative of tho trustee, it
now iu charge of tho store, Mr. Ray
mond's liabilities aro stated to be in
the neighborhood of S70.000 and aro
confined to eastern creditors, ull ol
whom urc represented by Mr. Hol
brook. The stock will be disposed ol
by the trustee us soon ns possible.
Beard of Agriculture.
The state board of agriculture met
in the stnte university building nt Lin
coln Wednesday. A few minor itcrai
of business were settled. Judge Hay
ward introduced resolutions to the ef
fect that officers of county fuirs through
the state could be granted full mem
bership in the board, but could not
hold otllco in said board. Tho second
clause of tho fcsolution provided for
tho admission of four new members
annually from the stato at large, these
new members to ,bo elected by the
bonrtl. -Milton Doolittlo was elected
president aud, It W. Furnas, secretary.
Returned to thn Aiyluni.
Officers from Hickman camo in to
Lincoln Wcdncsdny evening, having
in ehurge W. Elliott, who had a few
days previously strayed away from the
hospital for the insane. He wns picked
up near Hickman where ho had started
after some boys. He was turned over
to Sheriff Trompou who notified the
authorities at tho asylum and thoy
came and got him.
The rostrosster Shy.
Postofllce Inspector Swift has exam
ined the postofllce at Columbus and
found Postmaster D. F Davis short a
little over S000. His bondsmen are in
charge temporarily awaiting tho action
of tho government official.
STATE NEWS NOTES
Tills winter is the dampest on record
The thermometer has stood about
10 degrees above the normal over the
greater part of tiie state for about a
lleet hauling to the Norfolk factory
lias closed for the season. The output
of tho factory will bo about 7,000,000
Much of tho corn in Nebraska has
been greatly damaged by the long con
tinued damp weather and farmers uro
Dan Hallahan, a Lincoln fireman,
wus going to a blazo Tuesday evening,
when his horse fell, rolling over th
rider aud fracturing his left shoulder.
Wm. McVey is in jail in Omaha
charged with housebreaking. His law
yer is trying to get him out because
the stealing was dono in the daytime
Fire was started in tho basement of
Brown's tea store at Lincoln Tuesday
eveniug, from a cigarette stub it is sup
posed. The damage to stock und build,
lug waB small.
Tho Nebraska brlckmakers associa
tion held its annual meeting at Lincoln
this week. About twenty members of
the association belong in Lincoln. Now
olllcerswcre elected and several In.
foresting pupers were read.
ratal Earthqnalte on KUiima IsUnd.
London. Jan. SI. Aceorin-t.. m.
heran dispatch, nn earthquake oc
curred January 11 on Klshma Island,
which is near the entrance of the Per'
alan gulf, belongs to the Imun of Mus
cat and has a population, chieHy
Arabic, of about 5,000, n,id the loss of
llfo is reported to have been great
A Joplln rmbelcr Run Down.
Jopmn, Mo., Jan. 21,-John Knowles,
fovnerly treasurer of Miners' lodge
No. 00, A. O. U. W who stole $700 o
the lodges money nnd lost it on the
eleoUon was arreted In Jerome, Arff
He will be brought bad: for trial
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