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The Heart of Birmingham, Ala.,
THE MAD WILL NUMBER TWENTYflYE
Many Home are Leveled Negro Shack
Demollthed a Though They Were
Eggshells Five of the Victims
re White l'eoite.
BRINGING FREEBERG BACK
A fearful tornado, traveling cast,
swept over the southern part of Ulr
inlngham, Ala. The number killed is
estimated at twenty-five, of whom flvo
are white. The destruction of prop
erty is placed at a quarter of a million.
Eighteen bodies have been recovered
so far and' scores of injured have
been moved to the city. Among the
dead are Dr. Chapman, and the wlfo
and Infant child of Hon. Kobcrt J.
Lowe, chairman of the democratic
state executive committee.
The storm Btruck the city in the ex-
trcmo southwestern corner and plowed
its way eastward, leaving a path 150
feet wide, through the entire southern
section, extending from Green Springs
on the west to Avondalc on the east,
and continued its course until its fury
was upeut in the mountain beyond
Irondale, a small town, six miles cast
The morning dawned cloudy and sul
try and grew more threatening as the
day advanced. Clouds began to gather
and shortly after It o'clock sharp light
ning flushed from the southward. The
air became heavy and stilling. The ve
locity of the wind suddenly began to
Increase and from the overcast sky
the dreaded funnel-shaped cloud made
its appearance. Hugging close to the
earth it passed through the city in
leaps and bonnds. The altitude of the
tornado was not more than seventy
The negro shanties in the lowland
path of the storm were the principal
suffers. The larger residences on the
higher grounds suffered but slightly.
The large trees on the hillside of St.
Vincent's hospital were torn up by the
roots and large masses of stone were
twisted out of the ground and broken
and scattered all over the driveways
of the entrance.
Nebraska Cult If uinu Arrested by Sheriff
of York County.
A. C. Frecberg, wanted by the au
thorities of York county, Ncbraskn,
was urrcstcd In Savonburg, Kansas,
and Sheriff Lancaster of York county
started for his home with the prisoner.
Frecberg had just purchased a farm at
Iola, Kun. , for S:i.-'00. He bought It,
he said, for his sister, but the authori
ties say she is his wife. Frecberg was
a cattle dealer in York county but two
years ago lie became involved and be-
fore his creditors could attach his
property he had sold It and left the
country. Many of the cattle which he
had mortgaged, it is alleged, could not
bo found. His liabilities are said to
have been Slu,0(0. Frecberg has, it is
charged, been arrested once before, but
was released on halwas corpus pro
ceedings before the Nebra ska officers
could reach him with requisition papers.
BURNED HERSELF TO DEATH
KILLS HER HUSBAND
Woman Shoots After Vainly Urging; 111m
to I.cuve a Saloon.
Mrs. Frank Aurlelgh, wife of a bar
ber of Prosperity, a Missouri mining
town, killed her husband by shooting
him four times. The woman had fol
lowed her hushnud to u saloon and
urged him to leave the place with her.
She denies that she came to town with
the Intention of killing him, and says
she fired only when he attempted to
shoot her. Mike Patrick, who was
with Aurlcigh at the time of the shoot
ing is also iu custody. Mrs. Aurlcigh
is thirty years old.
Home for Admiral Schley.
At a meeting of tho committee op
pointed at a mass meeting of citizens
of Washington for the purpose of pre
senting Admiral Schley with a modest
home, it was reported that ubout
SO. 000 had been contributed to the
fund. It is expected by April 10 815,
000 will have been raised, and this will
be used to purchase a home in a sub
urb of Washington, to be presented to
the admiral on his arrival in this coun
try ubout April "5.
Kxplonlon In a Mine.
The first and most fatal mine ex
plosion to occur in the new Klondike
region of Fayette county, Pa., occured
recently. One man was killed instantly
five will die and ten are burned and
crushed so terribly that it Is doubtful
If they will recover. The body of the
dead man is missing. The injured men
were taken to the Cottage state
hospital and as a result of the ex
plosion the mine is on fire. The cause
, of the explosion wus an accumulation
Ire l'ulace llurned.
The West park ice palace, at Fifty
second and Jefferson streets, Philadel
phia, was destroyed by lire, entailing
a loss of about 3100,000, Insured for
875,000. The building was used both
as a rink for ice skating and for the
manufacture of ice for commercial use,
and was owned by the York, Pa., Ice
Manufacturing company. The season
of winter sports closed at the ice pal
uce la6t midnight.
I.oii of 1'nsltlon Unbalanced a Young
Miss Elia IturruH, of Murfrccsboro,
Tenn., saturated her clothing with
coal oil and set tire to them. She had
been deeply disticsed over the loss of
her position as teacher in a school
and recently made two attempts to
end her life, timely Interference hav
ing saved her. The body of tho girl
was found in the parlor of her home,
the flesh charred by her burning cloth
ing. Her brooding over misfortune, it
is believed, had unbalanced her mind.
MITCHELL WILLSEE MORGAN
Effort to lie Made to Avert Strike In Coal
President Mitchell of the United
Mine Workers isiu New York with tho
intention of seeing J. P. Morgan and
the heads of the important coal compa
nies to consult about the situation in
the coal fields for the purpose of avert
ing a strike. Mr. Mitchell has so far
been unable to see Mr. Morgan as the
latter ouly arrived from Washington.
When seen at his hotel Mr. Mitchell
salJ nothing had yet been done.
lloth Died on Same I)av.
Frank U. Wright, publisher of the
Chic, and connected with Cincinnati
papers for twenty years, died sudden
ly, aged forty-two. His wife died of
pne uinonU at 8 o'clock the same day.
He had been worried about her while
affiicted with pneumonia himself and
died in a few hours after his wife ex
pired. Wright was not considered ser
iously allllcted until uu hour before he
NEWS FROM FOREIGN LANDS
Smallpox on Oreau Liner.
All the steerage passengers on board
the steamer Uritiania, which arrived at
New York ftom south Europe, with a
case of smallpox on board, have been
vaccinated. One hundred and twenty
two steerage passengers who were
quartered in the compartment with tho
patient were transferred to Hoffman
island for observation. The patient
wo, removed to the smallpox hospital
at North Rrothcrs island. The steamer
will be permitted to proceed to the
Threaten to Kidnap.
. R. L. Leeson, Jr., a prominent clti-
ten of Elwood, Ind., has received a let-'
ter in which the writer threatens to
kidnap his fourteen-year-old daughter
unless a specified sura of money is
forthcoming. Mr. Leeson has turned
the letter over to the authorities.
Will Soon llesume Work.
The strike of coal miners of tho Fre
mont county, Colorado, district has
been ended by an agreement satisfac
tory to both sides and work will bo re
sumed April 10. About 1,500 men are
Earl Cadogan, lord lieutenant of Ire
land, authorizes the statement that he
will retain office for another year.
Severe fighting occurred between
tho llritishand Doers at Hartebcest
fouteln. east of Klerksdorp, Trans
The Rev. Mr. Stonehouse of the Lon
don missionary society has been mur
dered by brigunds fourteen miles cast
of Tien Tsin.
A Haltlmoro and Ohio Soutwcstern
freight struck a street ear at a grade
crossing in Cincinnati, and the street
car conductor and motorman were
Lo Petit Hlue announced that the
Jesuit scholar, Abbe Remird, professor
at the university of Ghent, has broken
off relations with the church iu order
Tho bubonic plague continues to
spread at Capetown. There is an av
erage of six fresh cases officially re
ported dally. Most of the victims are
Empress Alexandra has arrived at
Copenhagen, accompanied from Ros
klldi bv her father, King Christian,
and her sister, Dowager Empress Maria
Feodorovlna of Russia.
A rope factory at Marseilles burned.
The walls collapsed and two firemen
were killed. Eleven persons, Includ
ing six firemen, were seriously Injured
and one fireman is missing.
A dispatch to the Lokal Anzelger,
from Stuttgart, announces that Haron
Schottvon Schottzensteln, the Wurt
cmberg premier, whose sudden with
drawal from the cabinet owing to his
being Implicated in a pending trial
created a sensation, lias committed
suicide in Ulra.
The proposed arbitration of the dif
ferences involved in the strikes at
Marseilles, has led to a general relaxa
tion in tho situation. The measures of
the police are now less strict. All
troops have been removed from tho
streets and other public places, al
though retained under arms in hur
The Korea, which was launched at
the Newport News shipbuilding com
pany's yards, bears tho distinction of
being tho largest steam vessel over
built on this side of tho Atlantic.
With a length of 572 feet 4 Inches, and
a beam of 03 feet, it displaces 18,500
tons on a drdft of 17 feet. It is de
signed for the Pacific Mall Steamship
General Weyler, minister of-war, is
preparing extensive army reforms, a
number of which will bo carried by
royal decrees. The food of the sol
diers will bo improved and economies
will bo realized In the war budget.
Dispatches from Lisbon say that a
cabinet council has closed the chapel
of the sisters and withdrawn tho sanc
tion of tho statutes from tho assocla
tlons of Mozambique missionaries and
that tho church of Ht. Francis and St.
Paul has become tho property of tho
state, and a Joiilt house has been
Hurrying Through lluslnrss
The action of tho senate March !f In
adopting the joint committee report,
which recommended final adjournment
of the legislature on Thursday, caused
a stir In both houses which ended In
some wild hustling to get tho appro
priation bills In condition to be passed
before adjournment. Five republican
members of the senate, three of them
supporters of Thompson for United
States senator, and two of them anti-
Thompson men, voted with tho fusion
ists to adopt this report. Tho house
agreed to the recommendation last
week. An effort was made in tlie sen
ate to put the report over, but a ma
jority were determined to Ux the dato
and then shape legislation to lit the
One senator declared the question
was purely a political question, but
this did not deter live republicans from
joining the fusloulsts in voting to
adopt the report for an early adjourn
ment. Others argued that the senato
rial question should not enter into the
matter, but that matters of legislation
were of sufficient importance to hold
the members here. Warning was
given that if the report was adopted
tho old custom of stopping the clock
for a day or two while the business of
the legislature went on would not ha
followed. On (ho contrary the legisla
ture would adjourn this time at mid
night of the dav set regardless of the
condition of legislation.
If tills action of the senate is not re
considered the day of adjournment
will stand. It is believed that the ap
propriation bills can be passed before
the final adjournment, but some hard
work will have to be done to bring
about this result. If they do not pass,
an extra session will be necessary.
Immediately after taking this step
the republicans of tho senate took a
recess and considered tho apportion
ment bill. The congressional legisla
tive and judicial apportionment bills,
as amended by the staudlng commit
tee were later pushed through In com
mittee of the whole. However, after
the house disposes of the appropria
tion bills and sends them to the sen
ate Its members will have a day or two
In which to gilud out a few important
The senate discussed and then ap
proved the house bill for traveling li
braries, a measure which tho women's
clubs of the state have beeu advocat-
The house hurried through the ap
propriation bills yesterday passing the
general expenses bill on third reading
ami transmitting It to tho senate and
considering the claims bill ami the
deficiency bill In committee of the
whole. The general expenses bill as
amended In tho house carries an ap-1
proprietlon in round numbers of
81,400,000. The salary appropriation
bill already In the senate carries 8950,
000. The deficiency bill carries 8150,
000 and the claims bill carries 837,000.
In addition to these bills the house
has passed the following bills carrying
appropriations: For new building at
Hastings, 875,000; for purchase of site
for the state fair, 835,000, which was
passed yesterday; for tho purchase of
ground at the llcatrlce Institute for
feeble minded youth, 815,000; two bills
for incidental expenses of legislature,
848,000; salaries for member and offi
cers of legislatures, 335,000; grand to
tal, 82,71)5,000. In addition to this the
house has one or two small bills car
rying uppropriatious of u personal
character. The appropriation bill for
penitentiary repairs has not yet been
considered in the house.
STOLE THE JEWELS
Diamond Thief At Kansas
DEARDUfE SOUGHT TO EXTORT MONEY
Threaten to Kidnap Hon of Man He
llobhed Ilreaks Down and Con
fesses to Crime and Telle
Twenty-year-old William Dearduff, a
clerk, has been arrested at Kansas City
charged with stealing 83,100 worth of
diamonds from his employers, Edwards
it Sloan, wholesale jewelers. Later,
when confronted with the rings which
had been found in the basement of tho
firm's building, Dearduu" broke down
and confessed. He also confessed to
having sent Mr. Edwards, tho senior
member of the firm, a letter threaten
ing to kidnap the jeweler's son if he
did not produce at onco 81,000 In gold.
Dearduff said he planned the robbery
by himself and had taken no one into
His idea was simply to steal tho tray
of diamonds. He accomplished this
and hid the rings in tho basement. It
then occurred to htm that he could not
Immediately negotiate a salo of tho
diamonds mid the scheme to extort
money iroin air. l'.uwanis was con
ceived. The letter stated that money
must be delivered to Dearduff.
Edwards had his sou guarded while
he made up it package of waste paper
and sent it by Dearduff to the place In
dicated in tho letter. Dearduff re
ported that he was met by two men
who took tho package from him. Later
he reported finding tho tray in the
basement and asserted that some one
hud stabbed him. Dearduff admitted
today having inflicted the wound him
Blf. Dearduff has been employed by
the firm for eighteen months. He will
be prosecuted for grand larceny.
WILL EDIT PAPER IN PRISON
Convicted Indiana Publisher Will Not
Abandon War on I'otltlral Fori.
Gcgrgo M. Ray, editor and publisher,
of tho Shclbyvlllc, lnd., Dally Demo
crat, who recently entered upon a pen
itentiary sentence, will soon begin tho
editorial conduct of his nowspnper as a
convict in stripes. He Is firm in the
determination to continue the same
line of policy iu his newspaper as he
had pursued prior to ills conviction,
and says he will continue to war on
his political foes, who, he charges, are
responsible for his conviction on the
charges of defrauding Shelby county
on printing contracts.
Ray Is under an intermediate sen
tence of from two to fourteen years.
Ray will perform manual toll In his
prison during tho day and in tho even
ing will prepare tho editorial mattoi
for his paper in the solitude of hit
SULTAN IS SOLE MASTER.
ONLY A Bid fLUKE
The Congressional Apportion
ment Goes Glimmering.
HOUSE SETS A VERY RAPID PA(E
Crowd All Appropriation lllll Through
Time Fnslonlsls Kill a Condi
Philippine CommlMlon Can Make
l.an for III llaud.
A Manila dispatch says that the mu
nicipal code provides that all In rebel
lion after April 1 shall bo ineligible
henceforth to vole or hold office.
Upon the report of General Trias,
who is winding up the remnantsof the
insurrection, tho Philippine commis
sion has extended tho dato to May 1.
The Philippine commission has sailed
from Hollo to Jolo to make a threo
days' visit and to endeavor to come to
an understanding with the sultan re
garding certain matters.
There will be no legislation, for ac
cording to tho treaty the sultan s gov
ernment controls the Sulu group.
MAKES CLAIM OF EXTORTION
Charge 1'referred ARitlnit Men of In
fluence at Havana.
A stockholder of the Havana, Cuba,
Gas company lias filed a complaint al
leging tho practice of extortion by per
sons claiming to have influence in
Washington to regulate the duty on
crude oil. It Is said tho company has
paid 840.000 in commissions during tho
last two years. Governor General
Wood has instructed the fiscal to in
vestigate the complaint.
Lieutenant General Miles and party
have returned to Washington from a
short tour of inspection in Cuba. He
told Secretary Root that in his opinion
tho Cubans would accept tht Piatt
amendmendment. General Miles was
particularly impressed with the lino
condition of the batteries lu tho forts
Steer Fall From Motlng Train.
A few days ago a car was loaded with
oattle at Vesta, Neb., Neb., and started
on its wv to South Omaha. When the
train arrived at Tcoumseh, it was no
ticed that the car door was open, but
the stock seemed to be all right. While
the train was yet at the depot a steer
came running down the track bellow
ing for his mates. He was driven to
the stock yards and again loaded into
tho car. Investigation disclosed tho
fact that the steer had fallen out of the
car more than a mile out of town and
being uninjured had at once given
chase to rejoin his companions.
TRAINS IN AN ODD ACCIDENT
Cloie Call for Lincoln Hunter.
As ,T. E. Conklln, a traveling sales
.nan for Hargreaves Hros. of Llucoln,
and his brother, A. N. Conklln, u mer
chant of Ashton. Neb., were leaving
the Platte after a day's shooting, the
latter was carrying tho guns and com
ing to a quicksand began to sink. Ho
coming alarmed at his position he
dropped the loaded guns In the water,
muzzle down, and the concussion
caused their discharge simultaneously.
Neither man was hurt, but their es
cape was iniiaculous.
Has Ktormr Trip.
Tho Cunard lino steamer Ltruria,
which arrived at New York from Liv
erpool aud Queenstown, was detained
in the lower bay on account of a dense
fog which prevailed. Heavy weather
was encountered March 21 and 2J,
commencing with a westerly galo,
which changed to the northwest, blow
ing a hard gale with fierce hail squalls
and high seas.
Damaging. Fire In an Orchard.
A passing locomotive set fire to the
orchard of S. A. Kinney, who lives a
few miles east of Wymore, Neb., a few
days since, and destroyed 700 fine ap
ple and peach trees. Tho ground was
covered with grass and straw for
mulching nnd furnished plenty of fuel
for a furious fire.
One Split Another In Two and Fusses
Through Without MUhap.
A remarkable railway accident oc
curred in Columbus, O. A Hig Four
freight train was standing across tho
track at the junction of the liig Four
und llaltimore and Ohio when a pas
senger traiu on the latter road came
dashing along at a rate of twenty miles
an hour. The passenger train struck
the freight ut the coupling and split
ting tho train wide apart passed 'oa
without doing any more serious dam
age to tho passengers than shaking
them up. Tho fireman of tho passen
gor train, .lames Drake, after the
trouble was all over, lumped from the
cab and sustained a fractured skull
and broken jaw. He will die.
New llauk to Start Up.
Word from Niles, Michigan says that
the suspended First National bank's
building aud fixtures were sold to
James Reynolds aud 1). S. Scoffou of
New Carlisle, lnd., aud Charles F.
Pears of Licuiau who will start the
Niles City bank. Mr. ScofTou who will
be the president, is president of the
First National bank of liuclianuu.
Pears Is cashier of the First National
bank of Duchunan.
Child at Harvard Disappears Hlmullan
eously With Father.
A case of kidnaping is reported to
hivo taken place at Harvard, Neb.
A few years ago a young man named
Lso, from Inland, married a young
lady named Stone of Harvard. The
venture did not prove happy for cither
and after a couple of years thoy sepa
rated. A chlhl, a daughter, was born
to them aud was left In the custody of
tho mother. The laller huh been away
for some time past leaving tho child
with her parcntb, where its father was
permitted to call and see it. The
mother is now at home on a visit And
Lee called to see his child. Playing
with it, ho succeeded in getting it to
the door and at a favorable opportuni
ty, it is alleged, grabbed the child and
KOHLSAAT GETS RECORD-
Vubllsher of The Chlrago Times-Herald
Make Important Change.
The Chicago Record will print over
the Blirnature of Victor F. Lawson the
announcement that Mr. Lawson has
sold the Chlcairo Record to Mr. Her
man H. Kohlsaat, who will hereafter
Issue it in conjunction with the Times
Herald under the title of tho Chicago
Record-Herald. The Times-Herald
will become tho Record-Herald. Frank
II. Noyes, publisher of the Washing
ton Star and President of the Asso
ciated presi, has acquired an interest
in the Record-He raid, and will bo its
publisher, II. II. Kohlsaat devoting his
entire timo to the editorial conduct of
Kick of Hone I'rove Fatal.
Tho funeral of .lool Hedman occurred
at Stromsburg, Nob., from the mission
church, conducted by Revs. Huttraan
and Mr. Hedblooin. Mr. Hedman waa
nineteen years old and was kicked by
a horse and died later. He was a son
of Parct Hedman, and was an Indus
trious and bright young man. His re
mains were interred in tho city ceme
tery. NEWS IN BRIEF.
Soon to Visit Vs.
Le Rappel, of Paris, gives
the following remarkable
" "Mr. Kruger will sail for the United
Statcb next month on the invitation of
thu American pro-Hoer committee to
irive a series of lectures. The com
mittee hopes to collect 850,000,000 und
to form a volunteer flotilla with which
to'transport men and ammunition to
HUrt for the l'hlllpplnes.
The second battalion of the Fifth
United States infantry, consisting of
nine officers und COO enlisted men, in
command of Lieutentaut-Colonel A. II.
Ilowman, has left Ft. Sheridan In two
special trains, over the Northwestern
railroad for San Francisco on April 1
for the Philippines, where the other
two battalions of tho regiment are
Tho legislature refused to raise tho
maximum rate for school bookn. Tho
members know that when tho limit is
tampered with it generally enda with
Machinist on a .Strike.
The machinists aud boiler makers
employed at the Jl. C. R. & N. shops in
Iowa Falls, Iowa, have walked out
and will not return to work until the
difference between the employes and
officials are adjusted. The action fol
lows that of the union men at Cedar
Rapids, aud it is reported it will be
followed by the men at Esthervllle,
Watertown, Albert LeA and other di
At Wellston, 0., Jeff Hili, his wife
and five children were burned to death
lu a fire which destroyed their horns.
James A. Crulkshank of Lincoln, Iibb
been appointed a railway mail clerk.
The Duke and Duchess of York ar
rived at Malta and were received with
Chadron, Neb., sends advices that
cattle perished from exposure during
the recent storm.
Jerry Crouso of Osceola, Neb., may
lose an eye as tho result of trying to
force a shell into a rifle.
Jewelry to the value of 812,000 was
recently stolen from tho house of Na
than Drill in New York.
Wausa, Neb., will become a presi
dential office April 1, with the post
master's salary at 81,000.
Tho president has sent for Mr. P. C.
Knox of Pittsburg, Pa., and will offer
him tho attorney-generalship.
Harold Hansen, of the firm of Harold
Hansen Sz Co., Atlantic, la., commit
ted suicide by shooting himself witli a
revolver. The cause ascribed for tho
deed is that he has been drinking
heavily for some time past.
Ilcavy rains and thaw throughout
Wisconsin have caused high water in
many places throughout the state, and
several business firm have been compell
ed to temporarily suspend operations,
owing to their factories being lnun
Fred and Claudo Morford and How
ard Miller, Sharpsvlllc, Pa., boys, were
poisoned by partaking of wintcrgrcen
berries. They died iu great agony.
In accordance with President McKin
ley's recent order that the treasurer of
Cuba should bo a citizen of that
island, Governor General Wood has
cabled to the war department that ho
had appointed Carlos Rolos as treasurer
of Cuba. Mr. Rolos previously has
been connected with tho fiscal branch,
nnd Is considered well qualified for
this importnnt post. Secretary Root
confirmed the appointment
One of tho great things which the
present legislature was expected to do
regardless of which political party had
a majority, was tho apportionment of
the state Into congressional, legislative
and Judicial dlstrles. March 20 the re
publicans of the senate split on the
question of congressional apportion
ment and that Issue Is dead so far as
this legislature Is concerned. Tho bill
made no shoe-string districts, but pro
vided for live republican and ono fusion
district. Senators Allen of Furnas,
McCargcr of Sallno aud Newell of Cass
were three republicans who voted with
the fusloulsts aud defeated the bill.
Later the judicial and legislative ap
portionment bills were passed and sent
to tho house. As it 1b now too late
to pass another bill, tho congressional
Apportionment at tills session of the
legislature Is a dead Issue. Ten years
ago tho legislature passed both it con
gressional aud Judicial apportionment
bill. Tho last legislative apportion
ment 1)111 was passed In 1887. The
constitution provides that such bills
shall bo passed at the session following
the government census, or live years
thereafter, following the state census.
As tho state does not take a census a
strict Interpretation of the constitution
will prevent another uttempt until ten
years from now.
Tho fusloulsts of tho scnute defeat
ed a constitutional amendment provid
ing for six judges of the supremo
court. Twenty votes being required
in the senate to submit a constitution
al amendment to tho peoplo, tho fu
sionists with fourteen votes aro ablo
to defeat any measure of that nature.
Their action yesterday is construed to
mean that thoy are exceedingly well
satisfied with the court commission
bill, which provides for appointment
by a fusion court and do not want to
go to the root of the matter by Increas
ing the number of judges by submit
ting a constitutional umendment.
Tho house bill providing for travel
ing libraries was passed by the senate
and will soon be sent to the governor
for his npproval.
Tho day was spent In the house
passing bills. The sifting committee
reported early, but there was no op
portunity to get the measures they
recommended any furthur.
Only one, the measure making an ap
propriation for thu penitentiary, was
passed. All tho appropriation bills
were transmitted to the scnato in due
time. Tho penitentiary bill wns con
sidered lu committee of the whole in
tho afternoon for a long time, when it
was discovered that amendments pro
posed would have to bo printed before
the bill could bo passed. As the
measure had to bo passed yesterday the
house decided to reconsider Its action
on amendments and pass tho bill in
its original form.
Thu legislative nnd judicial appor
tionment bills had a very close call in
tho house. They were brought over
from the senate just beforo the adjourn
ment of tho house and thu fusionlsts
having been warned that they were to
be read tho first time, moved an ad
journment till this morning. Had this
passed the bills would have bocn killed,
as no bill not read yesterday in either
house can got through. Repeated culls
of tho house were resorted to to bring
back the republicans who had left the
hall. For a long time tho fusionlsts
had a majority, nnd had It not been
for tho calls of tho house they would
The republicans finally succecdcd-in
getting a majority of tho members
present to vote not to adjourn and then
tho speaker ordered tho two bills read
for the first time. Tills was a change
in tho order of business, tho house hav
ing immediately beforo been on third
reading of bills. Taylor of Custer
raised tho point of order that it is not
permissible to order business out of
the regular order unless by consent of
the house. The speaker held that the
bills were properly read and was sus
tained on an appeal by a tlo vote. The
bills were then read aud tho house
Considerable opposition is manifest
among some of the republicans ugainst
the bills and when they are considered
In committee of the whole tho discus
Bion will bo extended. Laflln and Hpr
ton nre two who openly declare the
bill to be wrong as affecting their por
tions of tho state.
New War to Catch Fish.
The latest scheme for taking flsh
from the Delaware river Is to sink logs
that are hollow, which are known to be
resorts for all kinds of fish In winter.'
The flsh fill the logs and when they
are raised to the surface the lucky
fisherman is rewarded with a big
Finds Strong Uoc Kniptjr.
George Graham of Berrien Springs,
Mich., who wont to Niles, Mich,, for
the purpose of applying to the receiver
of the suspended First National bank
for 830,000 of negotiable United States
bonds, which he had placed In a rented
strong box In tho vault of the bank,
found tho bonds missing and they ap
pear to have gone with Cashier John
sou. The bank is not responsible.
Kid Sly, a Lincoln, Neb., crook, has
been sentenced by Judge Frost to six
years in the penitentiary for robbing a
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