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THE Ml) GLOUJ) CHIEF, FRIDAY, MARCH 12 1807.
WORK ACCOMPLISHED BY
THE LOWER BRANCH.
A iiicrlni'l fiimmnr of (lie Vnm WriV
linlnK of the Nilirwikn lltiiiviif Krji
rwrntmhoit A Strictly Niii-l'iirtt.n
Heilew if i:ni-h )ii) iWrnUm.
SHtunlnj. IVIiruiiry '57.
When this lioiiM- got down lo busi
ness this morning Mr. ShuU's motltui
made on Frldnv evening lo pnv ISepro
sontnUves llatdwln. Taylor, lloboits
and Yoisor, all of Douglas and who
wore sealed by contest proceedings,
was called up. Mr Hull faro toil pay
ment In full. Hiid Mr. I'ollurd of (.'ass
opposed. Tin previous question being
ordered, rollenll was bad, and the mo
The claims committee presented a
claim of the irrepressible .lohn t'tirrle
for 83,300 for labor performed in con
nection with the block of marble from
TenncM.ee for an heroic statue of Ab
raham Lincoln. The claim wns tabled
on motion of Mr. Wooster.
Tlio concurrent resolution for a coin
mission to Investigate the treasury
was ordered engrossed for third read
ing, and a number of bills were re-id a
About seventy-five new bills were
introduced at the morning session. Af
ter the ii on recess, by iiiiuuiuinui con
sent, the general uppropi-kitivn b:l
was introduced. and a number of others
followed, as there was some doubt
whether the forty-day limit had not
expired, notwithstanding tho fact that,
tins house took a recess from Friday to
Among thebillsintroduced today was
one uy .Mr. sjiieition providing that in
ease, of suits Instituted against state, of
ficials on their bonds, where the. same
occur in the capital ot the state, a
change of venue may bo taken to an
adjoining county. This is intended to
apply in the present eases of the state
treasurer and auditor, the. supreme
court having ulready held that such
suits must be instituted in the county
in which tne stnto capital is located.
Mnnilny, Mnrrli 1.
When the housu was called to order
this afternoon Mr. Clurlc of Itichardson
enincti the floor immediately after roll
cull and presented to Speaker tiutliu a
crayon portrait of tlovcruor llolcomh
ami also one of the speaker himself.
Iloth were hanging justover the speak
ers chair. The portraits were the gift
of the employes and nieinbor.s of the
housu and Mr. Clark said they wore a
slight token of the high os'tooui in
which the speaker was held.
Spcuker Caflin responded witli a few
remarks, thanking the given for their
Mr. Wooster, in view of the fact that
the constitutionality of the exposition
bill was questioned, offered a resolu
tion to the effect that it be submitted
to the supreme court for an opinion.
Mr. Clark of Lancaster informed the
house that the supreme court would
render an opinion on nothing except
questions which came before it in the
regular course -of law. On motion of
Mr. Smith of Douglas the resolution
The bill amending the rccunvuss law
was ordered engrossed for third read
ing, and the appropriation bills were
placed nt the head of tlio general file.
Two bills were -considered in commit
tee of the whole, and when the com
mittee arose the honse adjourned.
Among the legion of now bills intro
duced were: 0(13, by Mr. Sodermnn. to
prohibit employment of or maintenance
of near relatives at state expense by
olTlcers or managers of btate institu
tions; 013, by special committee., pro
viding for promotion of beet sugar in
dustry; C2!i, by .Mr. Clark of Lancaster,
to prevent hog cholera; concurrent
resolution 032, by Mr. Lcmar, request
ing senators and representatives in
congress to demand establishment of
Eostnl savings banks; 03!), by Mr. Stcb
ins, for a state inspector of beer, wine
and alcoholic liquors.
Tnmilny, March .
The housu convened at 10 o'clock this
morning and got down to business in a
hurry. A number of memorials and
petitions relating to various measures
before the icgislaturo were presented.
Reports of standing committees con
sumed tiic remainder of the morning
session. After recess, on motion of
Mr. Wooster, a committee was appoint
ed to investigate certain changes ad
mitted to have been made iu the expo
sition bill. The matter way brought
about by a change in one section of
the bill by an engrossing clerk, who on
noticing that in one section of the bill
the exposition company was culled an
association, inserted the word in an
other place. Mr, Smith of Douglas
happened to drop in at the printers and
noticed the ehange and remarked that
the organization had never been called
an association, whereupon the printer
thoughtlessly changed it.
The members voted down a propo
sition to hold night sessions.
In committee of the whole a number
of bills were considered. liefore the
consideration of bills was taken up,
Secretary of State Porter informed the
house that the commission organized
under JI. R. S, had no means of know
ing the full number of votingprecincts
in the state. There was no way for
the commission to ascertain whether
the poll books from all precincts had
been mnt in.
Mr: Sheldon moved that the county
clerks be instructed to send in such a
H. It. 229, to prevent persons not
permitted to do so from climbing on
trains whllcin motion.-and "the con
current Tesolution relating' to elevator
trusts, were recommended for passage.
H..R. 183; providing for the- organlza-
tjon'of -rautua 'insurance companies,
was recommended for passage as
'.fhci committee arose, and the house
, adopted its report After making the
municipal suffrage bill a special order
for 3 I o'clock Friday afternoon the
house, adjourned. ,
VFrdnrtitsy,- March 3,
In the house this morning Speaker
Gaflln, in compliance with a resolution
passed some days ogo, appointed u sift
ing committee composed of Messrs.
Jones of Nemaha, Moran, Hull, Wood
ward, Robertson, Weibo and Fouke.
Tlio house went into committee of
the wholo and the clurk started in to
read If. R. 270, to establish a normal
school at Scotia. Mr. Sodermnn ob
jected to further reading, and moved
that the bill bo reported for indefinite
postponement. He said the bill was
simply an entering wedge, for future
appropriations. Mr. Iloworof Howard
said thu bill was a proposition to give
the state school property worth S'.WOOO
on condition that It maltitnin school
there'll for the coining two years. At
the clo.so of the debate Mr. Soderninn's
motion was defeated and the bill
recommended' for passage.
11. II. 10, by Mr. Clark of Lancaster,
providing for non-partisan election
boards, which had been entirely
changed iu committee, w us recommend
ed for passage, as was also his 11. It.
ll!, to remove judges anil clerks of elec
tion from the list of elective olllcers.
When the committee arose the re
port was adopted.
After the noon recess the house ngnlti
resolved itself into committee of the
whole and considered several bills,
among which were, II. It. H2, to regu
late sale and mauufactutc of vinegar:
l.'O, to regulate the manufacture and
sale of cider mid to prevent adulter
ation. When II. It. 36, by Mr. Sodcrman,
granting women municipal suffrage,
was leached, Mr. tonkins moved It bo
recommended for passage, while Mr.
Robertson of Holt moved to Indefinite
ly postpone, and the disusslon opened.
Messrs. Looiuls und Wooster opposed
Mm bill. The former thought It would
bo detrimental to society, the hitter
said suffrage tended to u'nsex women.
Messrs. Jenkins, Sodermnn. Snyder,
Wheeler, Yeiscr, Sheldon and l-'nuho
favored the bill and gave reasons why
it should pass. The motion to post
pone was lost, and the bill, after being
amended by Mr. Pollard having added
the emergency clause, was recommend
ed for passage.
II. It. Kit, by Mr. Wooster. providing
that gold unit silver coin or tin- limed
States shall tie a tender in the pay
ment of all debts, both public and pri
vate. The object of the bill is to pre
vent contracts being mudc specifying
that payment r.hnll lie madu in gold.
The discussion hinged on the point
whether the statu has the right to de
clare what, shall bo legal tender for
debt. A number of the majority be
lieved that the t'nlted Stntcs constitu
tion was already explicit on the mat
ter. The bill was reported for pas
On the ndoption of the report of the
committee of the whole relative to the
municipal suffrage bill, the vote stood
yeas 00, naj's '.'i.
Roll call was again demanded on u
motion not to concur in the report of
the committee on H. It. l.W. A strict
party vote resulted, the vote standing
yeas 27, nays CO.
The committee on printing made n
report on the matter of the shortage
of printed bills. It wns discovered
that no contract had ever been signed
with Jn cob North & Co. to print bills
and thnt he had been furnishing only
300 copies of each bill up to February
20. though he had bid on .100. The
committee recommended that 150 copies
extra of those bills under consideration
be printed, and that payment only for
the actual number printed me made.
This was agreed, to and the house
Thnrmlny, Murcli -I.
The house took up bills on third
reading this morning. House roll No.
43.1, by Mr. Kapp of Jloyd, wns passed
on ilrst. It is a joint resolution au
thorizing the commissioner of public
lauds and buildings to select and ac
cept for the state certain traetsof land
in the Fort ltuudall military reserva
tion as school laud, the same having
been granted the state by the United
Stutes government. The bill received
House roll 113, the trans-Mississippi
appropriation bill, carrying 8100,000,
was read the third -time. Wooster
wanted to know if it was proper to put.
this bill on its flnnl passage pending a
report of the committee appointed to
investigate reported changes in the
bill. The chair held that the commit
tee had had ample time to report and
that the only business in order was n
motion to recommit for a specific pur
pose. Mr. Severe reported thut the bill
was engrosseil exactly as sent from
the house to the committee on en
grossed and enrolled bills.
After considerable heated discussion
a motion by Mr. Kuger to recommit for
the purpose of striking out the word
"association" in the two places where
it had been interlined was declared out
of order, as the printed bill corres
ponded with the original bill.
On a call of the yeas und nays the
bill passed by the following vote:
Alilrnnta UrUart I'hclpt
Aiiki-ny Ilrmlrriu I'rlnca
lutein In lllll llli-h
llrrnanl llollinxik IIoImtIi
milium llolUnd linuin
IlUkfl llornrr Mirlitim
llAvrrr Hull Slum
Hurkctt II) att Smith Mi'k1m
lljriui .luiiciif ns SuUcr ofSli'u
Cxnplielt .lou'nuf Kuin'a Slrauli
('wrurrr Joix-tof Wjrne Sutton
Chltlrndtfn Kapp Taylor f Ilglaf
Clark of Inu'r linar Taylor of Kill
Clark of Itlch. . I.lddrll 1'rrllng
Curtli McCarthy Van Hon
Ihibim MrUre Waltn
hljtlimy McLrod Welch
Kflkcr Mann Whcrler
Kouk Manhall Wlmlicrly
(i.jlont MIIU YrUcr
lllren Moran Ynunic
(loubnrn MorrUan 'Imincrmai
OranUttaS .Nrtlilt Mr. speaker
Coir llllr Snillll of Hldi.
Ktgrr .Jrnklna suruVrof JVn
Kaatmai Krltlur Sodcrman
yrnow l.oomla Wchl
llordui Mlu-hfl Window
(iriMVtnor nobrrtaoa Wooner
AiibKsr axii ror voTtxii-m.
Rronk llnitdy Woodnar
Kndorf Hrliram Wlrlm
Mrl'rackea Slvblilni Wright
Senate concurrent resolution No. 1,
y Senator Dcaring, relative to eleva
tor trusts and directing county attor
neys to take Bteps to prosecute all who
break the luw in this regard, wns
passed by a vote of 811 to 0.
A uu.nber of petitions relnting to va
rious subjects were handed In; and a
number of committee reports received.
House roll 440, providing for display
of United States Hag on schools was
The house went into committee of
tlio whole for the purpnbo of correct
ing house roll No. 183, wh'ch had been
referred to the committee for speuiiiu
correction. Thl was dona and the bill
was ordered printed. Coiuiulttco aroi.o
and the house adjourned.
I'rltlny, JWiiri-li a.
This uiofiiln',' In tltohoimi tne sifting
io;rimitteo iop)i,U!diiH,,lls.'40;j, 170, 171,
It'.' nuil 1U0, rvouiiiicnd!ng'''(hat tlioy
bo placed nt the bend of the general
Mr. llurkett nskrd to know whether
or not the report of nKlftlngcommittee
wns one which required adoption or re
jection by the house.
The chnir held that it required n
two-thirds vote to 'hntige the order of
business, and that therefore it is neces
sary either that the appointment of a
sifting committee bo endorsed by H
twii-thlids vote or Its report must be
adopted by a two-thirds vote. Tlio
committee having been nppolnted by u
unanimous vote, adoption of Its report
was not.necessary, iilthnugh its report
enn at any time bo changed by a two
thirds vote. If this were not the case
u sifting committee would tic ut-cless,
as the house would be constantly
wrangling over motions to amend its
The ruling led to n long discussion,
several incmbersque.stlonlng the power
conferred noon the committee. The
speaker said lie desired the house to
settle the matter In its own wny, nnd
that nn appeal could be taken from his
decision. This was done nnd the de
cision was sustained.
The hills advanced nre: II. R. 100,
by Mr. Severe, making the use of
money, drinks, cigars or bribes of liny
kind, or coercion of employes in elec
tions, a penal offense; II. 11 170, by
Mr. (tiiuln, making it a penal offense
for a non-resident to vote: II. it. 171,
by Mr. Catlln. making intimidation of
oters a misdemeanor.
A motion by Mr. Jenkins o discharge
the committee wus voted down almost
II. It. 270, for establishment of a
stale normal school at Scotia, passed
by a vole of 00 to 2t.
"II. It. 187, providing for switches at
Intersections of railroads, was passed,
and the house concurred in the senate
amendments to H. It. 3, repealing tlio
sugar bounty law.
In committee of the wholo house
rolls 170, 171. 172, noted nboro, were
recommended for passage, while 100
was inellnitely postponed.
The report of the committee was
adopted, and tlio house adjourned to
Saturday at 0:30 a. in., a half hour
earlier than usual.
Members of the state reform press
association met nt the Lincoln hotel,
Lincoln, Tuesday and perfected organ
ization. Nearly 100 editors were in
attendance. A committee wns ap
pointed to acquaint the legislature with
their views as to the laws which affect
publishers. At the evening sosslon
(overnor Holcomb addressed the. asso
ciation at length, as did also Colonel
L. C. Pace. After the last speaker fin
ished the association went into execu
tive session nnd appointed a committee
to look after certain matters of busi
ness affecting their welfare.
Tuesday afternoon the association
elected olllcers as follows: Colonel
Kelly of Fremont, president: (teorge
Scott of Battle Creek, vicu .president;
(I. Ii. Lemon oj David Cify,' sccrctnry
WHERE ABSOLUTE ZERO LIES.
Iieaerlpttnn of Tito Ways In Which a lint
Toniperutnrn la Incllratrd.
Tlio zero of ubaoluto temperature
lias long been indicated as a mysteri
ous nnd important point in two ways,
says McCltiro's Mnguzino. Tlio first
is tlio contraction of gases, which In
till known gas-on ojiorates uniformly as
the toniperatiiro Ib lowered. As long
us they retain the giisoous stnto gases
f brink in volume so uniformly with
each added dogreo of cold that un ox
aut, unvarying linn of diminishing
volumo is established. This lino is as
unvarying as the pointing of the needle
to tlio north polo. It cannot bo
cxpluined any more- than tho
action of the needle can bo oxplained.
As every gas is cooled, however, do
greo by degrco, it points unerringly,
by the luw of diminishing proportions,
to a point ut which its volumo would
bo nothing. if tho shrinkage con
tinued, since tho proportion of loss of
volumo novor varies, tho gas would
shrink to nothingness. It could not
do so, of course, mid all gasos, sooner
or later, full out of tho line by be
coming liquid, when tho law ceuses to
operate and tho proportion of con
traction in volumo ceuses to bo tho
same. As long us they remain gasos,
however and tho luw is precisely tlio
sumo in nil guses they mechanically
point tholr figurative lingers in ono
direction, and all those figurative lin
gers indicate a point which is 401 de
grees below tho zero of tho Fahren
In a similar way this point is also
indicated by uli puro motals. At or
dinary temperatures tho power of
tho pure inotuls to conduct electricity
varies exceedingly. Copper, iron,
platinum and load havo different ca
pacities in this regard. As they are
cooled, however, a chango takes place
in all. The resistance to tlio passago
of electricity decreases. Tlio poorest
conductors at ordinary temperatures
ui-o those which offer most rosistanco
to tho electrical curront. Under in
creasing cold theso become bettor
conductors rapidly. Thd lfpe of alter
ation In electrical resistknoo, as tho
Jopiperaturo goos downward, is not
nllko in any two. Rut tjio.Jinos of tho
(several metals conVergo; they oorno
oloycr and closer togethor as, the tom
pbratliro ap'proachosi isny, .328 degrees
below zero Fahrenheit "'And their
lines of convergence point, in the
sumo strange, way as gases, to tho
same 'point; 4fil degr'eos below zero
Fahrenheit, as the polntt'a't which thoy
wouldfkll moot. In othoH words, thoro
is u rtblnt nt which tho o'leolrlcal con
ductivity of ull puro raol&liir would bo
the same. ' '
If a can of milk Is placed near an
open vos'ol containing turpontlno, tho
smell of turpentine is goon eommunl
ratod to tho milk. Tho sumo result
occur as regards tobacco, purafllno,
nssufo'tidu, camphor und many other
strong sinollliig substances. Milk
should ulso bo keot nt u 1itimi.n dm
j ovory volatile substiinco, nnd milk
! which bus stood in slek chambers,
fihould never bo ilnink. Tho power
1 of milk to disgulso tho tusto of drugs
t.m potassium, iodido.oplum, sulicylnto,
. cto. Is well known.
WORK ACCOMPLISHED BY
THE UPPER BRANCH.
A roiKtriiM'il nml ('(incite Nim-l'nrllann
Uriirt ur tlio Ijilidri. of llm Nclirimku
Semite for Hie I'uil Wort-- H Ion Tiil.cn
on llm nrlmiK Mrumm-p.
Sitliirilit), I'i'liriiitr.i 'i'.
After preliminaries In the senate an
effort was made toward Inunedlate
consideration of S. F 210. regulating
conduct of the penitentiary. Strong
opposition to take any bill up out of
Its regular order wus' expressed. The
bill was made a special order for next
Friday at lo a. ni.
Immediate action on bill was nsked
by Senator Lee, the introducer, in re
sponse to u letter from the governor.
With his letter the governor sent n
communication from the warden of tho
penitentiary stating that two compan
ies had quit operating their plants and
thnt 103 able bodied men were on his
hands with nothing to do.
Senntor Cunnday's joint resolution
establishing!! "bird dny"was advanced
to third rending.
On recommendation of committees n
number of bills were placed on goner
ale. Senator Ihindas' bill for the construc
tion of a burglar proof vault for the
mi fo keeping or state moneys was made
a special order for March s" at 2 n. in.
In committee of the whole the senate
voted to put S. F. 1$, the bill debated
on Friday, at the foot of the general
An extended debate occurred in com
mittee of the whole ut tliu afternoon
session on II. It. 3, for the repeal of
the sugar bounty law.
Senator Murphy opposed repeal and
saltl the people of the stnte believe the
future of the state lies iu encouraging
this Industry. Senators (loiidrlng. Dun
lins and Mu Illy favored repeal, claiming
that raisers of tieets would be benefited
After amending the bill so as to
make repeal absolutely certain It wns
Jccomineded for passage.
The stock yards and Omaha charter
tillls were made special orders for
Mnrcii - at 10 a. m.
Mnnilny, Mnrrh I.
As soon as preliminaries were over
iu the senate that body resolved itself
Into committee of the whole for the
consideration of S. F. 230. by Senator
Lee, providing for u state medical
examining board, nnd an extension of
pie course of study for medical colleges
from three to four years. The bill
wns a special order, and fully llfty
physicians were present on the lloor of
tho senate when Clerk Clnncy of the
committee of tho whole read 'the bill.
The provisions creating a state exam
ining board says such board shall con
sist of three examining committees of
three members each, one committee
from the regular school, one from the
eclectic school nnd one from the home
opathic school, the appointments to be
made on recommendation of the state
medical societies of the three schools
ntimed. Tho fee for nn examination is
fixed nt 625, of which sum SIO shall be
set aside for incidental expenses of the
soverul committees, and tins balance if
any to tho formation of a fund for the
prosecution of illegal practitioners.
Many of the doctor.-, favored the bill
ns originally Introduced, some wanted
amendments, while others were satis
fled with the present law and desired
As to the senators, they were divided,
several favored tho bill as a good meas
ure, while others were of the opinion
thnt the bill would create n medical
l'hyslcinns were quoted as wanting
no protection, as they felt that intelli
gence nnd ability were thoroughly
competent to cope with Ignorance nnd
A flora debate lasting nil afternoon,
the bill, being considered section by
M-ction, was spcclllcnlly amended. On
motion the committee arose ami re
ported the bill back to medical com
mittee with the understanding that a
bill would bo drawn up satisfactory to
Tumtliiy, .Miircli i.
Trouble commenced In the somite
.his morning when the special order
war. reached, which was the stock yards
Mil and the Omaha charter bill, in the
The senate wont into committee of
the whole, with Senator Watson of
Saline in the chair.
The original bill, majority and mi
nority reports were read. The origi
nal bill llxes tlio following charges for
weighing and yarding: Cattle, 10 cents
per head; hogs, 1 cents; sheep, 3 cents.
Tho charges for feed are limited to
double the market price. The original
bill also makes it unlawful for proprie
tors of stocks yards to deliver or sell
less than full weight and measure of
feed. Jt also limits charges of commis
sion men ns follows: Cuttle, EH a car;
hogs, 55 a car; sheep, St a car. Pen
alties for violation of the law are pre
scribed. The majority report of the committee
on agriculture to whom the bill was re
ferred, signed by Senators Miller,
llltchio. Osborn nnd Henpy, is in the
form of n now bill iu which thoattempt
to tix charges of commission men is
abandoned, owing to the doubtful le
gality of such n provision in n bill reg
ulating stock yards. The majority re
port reduces charges for weighing nnd
yarding 20 per cent below the rates now
charged, and fixes them as follows:
Cattle, 20 cents a bend; calves, 8 cents;
hogs, o cents; sheep, cents, and there
is to be only one yearling charge. It
limits tlio price for feed to 50 cents per
hundred above the wholesale nrico.
An auuiiul report of expenditures und
receipts is also required.
The minority report, signed by Sen
ntors Fnrrell, Johnson and Caldwell,
was in the form of a substitute bill
placing stock yurds under tho law by
declaring them public markets, and
limiting the price for feed to 50 cents
moro than the retail price. It olso re
quires full weight and measure and re
quires owners of stock yards to report
annually to the secretary of stnte the
number of bend of live stock received
during the" year and also a statement
of gross cnrnlngs nnd expenditures,
i'enaltyolituscsuru attached to nil the
After a long dclmto on S.inutor
(iondrliig's .motion to recommend the
majority report to pass. Senntor Howell
Introduced n compromise ahiondiiient
relating to charges, nnd other amend-,
incuts were' propouid,' but ull were
voted down. The committee arose,
f.dontod the report of the committee
Ity report, and the senate adjourned.
Wp.lne.iluj, .Murrh !l.
The senate this morning refined tn ,
take the two-cent railroad fare bill tin
out of Its regular course or to lay it
aside, and the bill has n lighting
chance to pass.
The. senate thou went Into committee
of tho whole to consider the Oinahn
There tiro Hi I sections to the bill and
Its consideration occupied the attention
of the senators nearly the whole day.
No opposition was expressed, and but
little attention was paid to the amend
ments offered by friends of the bill.
It was recommended for passage and
ordered engrossed for third rtndlng.
Tlinrili)-, March 4,
lii the senate today n very warm ills
ousslon arose over ti motion nuido by
Senator Medium to advance the Lin
coln charter bill to the bend of the
general tile, nnd a lively wordy tilt be
tw'cen Senators MeOniui nnd Talbot
wns hnd. Senator Howell of Douglas
endeavored to have the bill made n
special order but fulled. Tho senate
refused to advance the bill.
Republicans wore silk tings on tho
lapels of their coats In honor of the in
auguration of McKinley, and later
Custodian Lolben presented the major
ity members with lings.
A number of bills were sent to tho
Tno public printer bill was up on n
question raised by Senator Murphy of
Hugo, who wauled to know if the bill
would not lose Its place on general llle
If the motion to recommit had not been
supported by a two-thirds vote, The
record showed the motion had received
a two-thirds vote.
Senator Talbot's election bill, S. F.
247, wns ordered advanced to the head
of the calendar.
S. F. 21, by Senator Mntz, taking
the mat tor of salaries of county super
intendents out of the bauds of county
boards and llxlng the salaries nl from
8200 In 81,200, according to population
of counties, was read the third time
S. F. 100, by Senator Conawny, au
thorizing county superintendents to
charge county Institute fees and to ex
pend such fees In support of such in
stitutes, wns rend the third time and
passed as amended.
II. R. 3, repealing the sugnr bounty
luw, wns passed by a strict party vote,
nineteen fiisionlsts voting for the bill
nnd four republicans against it, as fol
lows; vi:as -ip.
Ural llcapy Jtiitpliy
Cutiuitay llonull Otlnirn
Driirliiic Jcffcottt Hansom
Iluutlas JoliiiHon Scluiul
r.irrol Medium Sykrs
domlrlnt .Miller Vollcr
CnMncll Ktcolo T.illiot
I'rlU Mtttz Watson
In committee of the whole, with Mur
phy of (lago In tho chair, S. F. 217, by
Senator Talbot, was considered. The
bill h, nn act to prevent corrupt practi
ces at elections, to limit the expenses
ot ennumntes and political committees.
It was taken up because It was believed
to be thu best of several ou the samo
Senator flondring opposed the sec
tions allowing the persons receiving
the next highest number of voles to go
into court and secure possession of nu
ollice by proving certain charges ngninst
the olllcer elected or by proving thnt
the olliccr elected had violated any of
the provisions of tho lnw, or thnt any
of the olllcers' agents or political com
mittee hud violated any of the provis
ions. These sections were stricken out on
motion ot Senator Oondrlng. On bis
motion the violation of certain provis
ions wns declared n misdemeanor in
stead of a felony.
Tho committee of tho wholo decided
to report progress on this bill nnd take
up expenses incurred in the contest of
Jcffcoat vs. Evans.
The fee for attorneys on each side
was reduced from SI, 500 u side to $750.
Other claims wore approved without
change. The original claims amounted
to S3.S0O, but ns allowed by the scnatr
tliey aggregate g2,3(iu.
I'rltluy, Murcli (1.
In tho senate today a number of bills
were reported from committees und
sent to the general file.
S. F. 32, prohibiting the giving of
favors by candidates for ofllcc, and 07,
on the same subject, wcro indefinitely
S. F. 27, the bill to ropcal the law
cretting tho Milford home was report
ed with a majority report for indefinite
postponement and a minority report to
scud the bill to general flic.
A motion to adopt the mujorlty re
port opened discussion. Senutor Mutz
favored abandonment on account of
expense. Senator Murphy said the
home should beinnlntuined as a debt of
gratitude to thu old soldier. Senator
Ransom said the Grand Island home
wns located where thoro wus only santl;
thnt sooner or luter it would have to be
abandoned nnd the Milford home ought
to oe Kept open, nonalor ileal said as
a matter of fairness the bill ought to
go to the general file. Senutor Cono-
way wanted both homes maintained.
Senntor Talbot was opposed to aband
onment. Senator Fttrrell declared it a
matter of business and two homes
ought not bo maintained. After a fow
more senators had declared their posi
tion on the matter, the senate sent the
bill to the general filo by a vote of 10
S. F. 210, tho penitentiary bill, was a
special order but for cause was not
considered in committee of the whole,
und was made a special order for Tues
next at 2 p. m.
After a wrangle the Lincoln chartei
bill was advanced and made a special
order for next Wednesday at 10 a, in.
The Omaha charter bill was passed
at a night session, although it required
a call of the house to get member
enough present to do so. It was passed
with tho emergency clause and at H:5C
the senaso adjourned until Tuesday nt
10 a. m.
Vlre nt Fort Wnyiio, lad.
Foht' Waynk, Intl., March 2. A most
destructive fire raged hero for sever,
hours vestcrdnv mornlntr. and before
It could bo subdued had laid in nshei.
half of n .promlncnt-.bustness , block, .
entailing a loss of 8125,000.
M,,p" '" " vlarA '" '"'
A new departure In tho alioathlng of
Vf.selM Iu In lm nnilnrlntfon In Mill
ronntry. nnd the future cntlnors and
linttleshlps ntnilo for tho United Stated
navy will probably be coppcr-ahoathed,
according to tho now procra.i Of electro-plating.
lOxncrlmonta hnvu bcon
going on for many years to electto
pluto with copper the hulls of Iron or
Htenin vessels, and tho rouiltn ob
tained now Justify the goticr.il ndop
tion of ii process or protection that can
be called purely American. An elec
tric plant tins linen established nt Jer
sey City by the .Ship Copper-Plating
Compnny, and the RcngoliiB tug Assist
ance wiib treated to thu new process na
nn experiment. She has stood the test
to well thnt, nfter a year, she tins a
hull nenrly na freo from all ilufccU
cniiHcd by corrosion nnd sen tinlnints
tut when first launched.
Copper Rheuthlng hns been adopted
by slilp-bttlldorH ot nil the leading
countries for yohni, nntl It hns nlwayo
proved the best protection to tlio hulls
that could bo devised, but rust nnd cor
rosion find Its way between the cop
per pliites In time, nnd starts up open
ings that eventually destroy tho ship's
bottom or ncccsaltutes the costly work
of roshcnthliig it.
Tho old wny was to plate the bottom
of the ship carefully from stotn to stern
with stout wood, und thon coat thla
with sliciith copper, but the now meth
od Is to place tho vessol In a bath ot
copper sulphate, Into which an electric
current Is piiBBcd. Liquid-light com
partments' nro mndo to ill firmly upon
the sides nnd bottom nt the hull, nnd
when filled with u solution of tho cop
per the four miotics nro placed through
nn opening In tho top. TIicho .consti
tute the positive pole, and tho iron
hull acts ns th negative A film ot
copper without Beams or brcnltH gradu
ally forms on tho bottom of the Hhlp,
nntl In forty-eight hours thin air-tight
sheathing Is one-sixteenth of an I nek
thick. The sheathing tits no tightly'
to the hull thnt it ennnot be removed
without cutting Into It with ahnrp in'
strunicnts, nnd oven then It lino be
come so welded to tho Iron that tho
two ennnot nlwnyn be separated.
Tho vnluo of this unbroken Biirfaca
of copper pluting enn bo readily under
stood when some of the Injuries to th
bottom of Iron vessels nre examined.
The old method of copper Bhcathlnj;
added ho much to the weight of tho
vessels thnt tho navnl advisory bonid
In 1S82 refused to havo the hulls ot
the Chicago, RoHton, Atlanta and Dol
phin Hlicnthod. In tho c.iso of tho Chl
engo it wni; estimated that 255 tons
would bo added to the weight of lh
vessel, and 1G0 tons would be added to
both the Boston uud Atlanta. Pur
suing this fnme policy of keeping the
voBr-olH llrht nnd buoyant on tho water,
ntiuV theroby gulnlng additional .ipocd,
the department refugd to have any of
the eubfequeiit war voxels copper
fhenthed. Ah a rem:. I none of our war
vessels nre sheathed, although a good
percentage of the ships of the English,
French, German and Russian nuvlci
havo their bottoms protected In thla
way. Hy tho now proccsn of electro
plating the weight added to tho ves
sels nnioiintB only to 2.85 pounds to th
squnrc foot. Philadelphia Times.
THE CHESHIRE CHEESE- I
A Uiialnt Did Inn In London Ouil ot
Along Fleet .Btreot nlnetccnth-ccn-fury
humanity rushes in throngB, foT
erishly Intent on the main chnnco, says
Hcrlbner'B. Rut now nnd again unltn
from tho mass full out nnd disappear
Into u little doorway, so unobtrusive
In its character us to be easily passed
by BtriuiReiH In nearch for it. A small
paPMigowny, n bit of court, nnd ono
cnterB the old Cheshlro Cheese, tread
ing in tho footsteps of generations ot
wito nnd philoaophcre. A wit the visi
tor may not be, but ho la certain to be
tho other In ono wny or another and
his purpose In coming hero can have
little in common with the hurly-burly
ho has but just left out thoro on Fleet
street. The tldo of affairs has loft
him fitranded on an oasis of peculiar
charm a low-cellingcd room, brown
as an old meerschaum, heavily raftered
nnd carrying to tho sonsltlvo no3tril
the scent ot ages, the Indescribable
aroma Inseparable from theuo haunt
of geniality; wldo windows, whlto
curtnlned on two aides, and smiling
upon the newcomer; the merry glow
ot the nro in tho old grate, fllrtlos
tiny flames upward that carc38 the
steaming, singing kettle hanging Just
ubove. The old copper scuttle glinte
with tho fitful gleams upon its bur
nished, pudgy Bides; the floor spread
abundantly with sawdust softens the
sound of footfalls. The white table
cloths make tho note of tidiness, re
lieving the prevailing low tone of the
room. Over against one wall hang twe
cocked hats and u cane, Johnson's.
The Bilk hats and trousers ot modem
London ulmost seem out of harmony
with tho cozy qualntness ot Ihelr en
vironment, but smalls and buckles ani
cocked hats pass away and architec
ture survives the fashions and per
cons ot its creators.
Mb 0c uirM.
They are introducing 'office girls ht
Chicago, and those, wno( bare thea
hi their employ are welt pleased wltk
them. They say that the office girl la
superior to the office boy in many par
ticulars. In the first place, she doee
not smoke cigarettes, and she dooa aot
whistle. As a rule she has absolutely
no taste for dime novels. She Is usu
ally bright, quick and onorgotlc, anel
over so much cloancr, and neater thaat
a boy can be. Testimony -upon tble
point is almost unanimous, and moet
of IheHo'Wfotnv'trleafefflce KlrlB do-
etaVe'ftHVf oeverlttltiMHr thoy have
an uuw uy urounu me premise, "
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