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CHSTER CODNTY REPUBLICAN
D. At. AISIIKUUr , Vublliher.
BDQKEN HOW , - NEHUSKA ,
Thoro'lB not a vacant house inVy -
Julian nnd Auburn have had some
fatal cas * of corobro spinal monln-
The proposition to refund tlio $2l,00 (
water bonds of the city of Tccuinsoli
; from 0 to 4 % per cent was defeated.
* Stnto Treasurer Mchorvo has Issued
fy n call for $50,000 of general fund war-
ft rants , tlio call to become effective
March 20. Tlio warrants called foi
are numbered from 41,211 to 40,001.
Revival services have licon hold In
Fremont the last two weeks , wllli
very good success. They nro under
the auspices of tlio Uaptlst , Mothodlet ,
Prcabytorlan and Congregational
John U. Doyle , tbo engineer kmod
In thq wreck at West Lincoln , was a
charter inoinbcr of Cairo ( III. ) lodge
No. 117 , A. 0. U. W. , but wns BUS-
ponded about eleven yours ago tor
non-payment of nsscssniontfl. Ho was
well Hkod there , by these \vlio know
him mid It was with regret that friends
heard of his death.
The following Is embodied In n
Washington dispatch : Arthur P.
Colton -will bo appointed clerk in
chnr d of sub-station No. 1 , to bo
established April 1 , nt Cedar Falls , la.
Charles R. Ilndllckn , letter carrier ,
South Omaha , has had his salary
raised from $000 to $850. PofltimiHt-
ers appointed : David J. Davis , vlco
Mrs. Ilolono Roho , resigned , East
Pierre , Hughes county , S. D. , nnd Da
vid O. llusick , vlco W. II. Ilyrd , re
signed , at Chase , Cliaso county , Isoh.
Sheriff O. E. Eastman came to Fre
mont from Hot Springs , S. D. , and
had W. F. C. Kahrdt arrested on the
charge of being Implicated with an
other in stealing horses. Kahrdt was
In Hot Springs some time ago and
says that ho shipped n carload of
horses for another , but lias no knowl
edge of their being stolon. Ho is a
traveling salesman and came to Fre
mont porno Hn\o "go. | Tln frlonds say
that his reputation Is good and are
surprised at his arrest.
While "Dau" Marsh and Kip/ono
Sclrorck of Hastings wore exercising
a couple of horses at tlio race track
the animal driven by the former foil
whllo going at a pretty lively clip.
Marsh was thrown to the ground and
struck on his side nnd was rendered
unconscious for at least twenty min
utes. Ills ear was torn almost from
his head and It required fifteen stitches
to got It back in the proper placo.
Schorck's' horse tooit fright when the
other on'o foil and whirled , throwing
his driver out. Mr Schorek was qulto
severely bnilsed , but received no serl-
For many years Wymoro has been
K controlled by the saloon or high 11-
cense element , which has always so-
looted the candidate for city olHcora
and elected them without much trou
ble , but the present Indications are
that the saloons will bo relegated to
the rear and the camblors will take a
turn at dictating city affairs. This
turn of affairs has been brought about
by tlio saloon element desiring to ro-
nominate Mayor Neumann , who caused
f Marshal Acton to close up the gam
bling houses last winter , and as tlio
gamblers seem determined It Is prob
able that the saloons will give In.
, i May Walker , 1C years olti , ofVy -
more , Instead of going to school as
; her mother supposed , Joined Frank
Zenor of Blue Springs and accom
panied him to Marysvlllo , Kan. , where
they secured a marriage license and
were married before lotnrnlng homo.
When they came back from Kansas
and Informed Mrs. Walker of thfilr
action the mother made a vain appeal
to her daughter to return homo , hut
tihoglrl was determined and went with
her husband to Nebraska City , where
i ho claims to have work. Her mother
followed her to the depot , appealing
hf . to her not to Iravo her , but her words
had no effect ,
John A , R. Harris , alllas Charles
Harris , secured $ CO from the Farmers'
/ and Merchants' bank of Stromsburg.
Harris sold the bank a uoto after
forging , it is charged , tlio signature
of Henry Shultz , a fanner Hvlno six
; ' miles southwest of the city , H. W.
Wilson , the cashier , soon discovered
that the note had boon forged and
immediately sot out to find Harris.
51 After driving all night ho located him
six miles west of Silver Creek. Banker
Wilson and Constable Carlson brought
Harris back to Stromsburg and ho
now avnUs trial. Mr. , , Shultz , whom
r Harm TepYesentljir as 'security ' , was In
Illinois at the time. It Is said that
Harris will plead guilty. Ho'claims
to bo a nephew of Shultz. Tho. bank
recovered all the money.
A Kearney dispatch says that the icq
Is giving way In the Platte river mulct
the influence of the warm weather and
considerable damage Is being done by
the drifting cakes. The floating Ice
was caught in a Jam , choking the
fitrcam , and tlio cakes following be
hind .piled upon the blockade , .render
ing the-mass formidable ana danger
ous , 'The ' 'weight of thd cakes In thq
rear -finally' forcpd the gorge free and
J. tdescendod with great .force. The
conlblned"plass' of Ice crashed Into the ;
Plattoriver1 hritlgo connecting Buffalo ,
nnd Kearney counties and the struc
ture tottered. With the exception of
one span ttyo bridge withstood the
strain , A lough near the cantor , however -
over , gave way , leaving n chasm in
the bridge about thirty feet in width.
The cattle owners of this section ,
says n Alma dispatch , nro alarmed
over the presence of blackleg , and hayq
perfected arrangements to vaccinate
tholr herds with Pasteur vaccine.
County Judge Winterstcon of Dodge
county has a complex matter In pro-
"bato " to straighten out April 3. Mrs ,
Anna Kern of the North Bond Neigh
borhood has asked , the coirt to decide
If her husband can bo considered dead.
In November" , ISDl , George Kern
Iwucht a tjckpt fropi Rogers to Fremont
mont , and after ho left that city his
whereabouts havb been"unkmowh'nbth-
Ing whatever having been learned
about him. . ,
The Week in
I The Legislature. I
8 a , , , AK _ , s
The senate resumed work on the
14th.Tho clerk of the houuo announced
thu passage of tlio following hlllu : II.
II. 20 , 210 , 270 201 , 1G5. 9. F. 103.
Killed : a. F. 80.
lliiUlcrmtin of Pnwneu moved that a
committee of three ho appointed ta
confer with u Hlto committee from the
house to agree upon a date for llnal
adjournment of the Twenty-sixth sea-
Blon of the Nebraska legislature.
Senathor Talhot thought the motion
waH a llttlo premature. The motion
prevailed , however , only a few voting.
Senator Currlo remarked on the sud
den death of onu of NuhrtiHka'a hon
ored congressman. Ho moved that a
committee of thrco upon resolutions
ho appointed by the chair , and that the
Hag over the Honato ho Iloatnd at half
mast the balance of the day out of re
spect of the deceased statesman. Ills
motion prevailed. The chair named
upon the committee Currlo of Ouster ,
O'NIell of Holt and Hannibal of How
Standing committees reported the
following bills : S. F. 329. 311 , 337 and
II. H. IfiU for Indefinite postponement.
S. F. 313 , 258 and II. U. 201 to paas ;
S. F. 31S and 327 for general file wit"-
Of the hills Indefinitely postponed ,
S F. 320 relates to the suspension of a
part of the herd act by Vote of coun
ties. S. F. 337 relates to paving be
tween rails by street car companies in
cltleri of the first-class.
II. H. 103 related to fees to bo
charged stnto banks for examining
and approving reports required by law.
The chfllr announced as the commit
tee to confer with the house commit
tee on flnal adjournment the follow
ing : Hnlderman of Pawnee , Van
DIIHO of Douglas and Hall of Madton.
Senate then wont Into committee of
the whole to consider bills on gen
Bills recommended for passage wore
ns follows : S. F. 229 , II. R. 1C3 , II. R.
81 , S. F. 190 , S. F. 10. Indefinitely post
poned : S. F. 174 and S. F. 192.
S. F. 229 ielates to the game law.
An amendment < vns made to prohibit
the killing of quail at any time of the
II. R. 153 repeals the "grasshopper"
H. R. 81 repeals the law relating to
the cultivation of timber , the provision
having become obsolete.
S. F. 192 provides for changes of
venue from county judges In all cases
where Justices of the peace have con
current Jurisdiction , which is true In
all cases where the amount Is less than
When the senate mot on the 15th
Cannday of Kearney offered a motion
that S. F. 4 , 185 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 ,
and 263 ho indefinitely postponed. In
support his motion ho said that since
this Is to bo a short business session ho
was willing to got thcso hills out of
the way , all being measures Introduced
by himself. His motion prevailed.
S. F. 4 was n concurrent resolution
endorsing the Cullom bill In congress
extending the powers of the Interstate
commerce commission. S. F. 185 pro-
vldedo a "library day * In the public
schools. S. F. 221 provided that the
question of abolishing township tax
collectors might ho submitted to the
electors of a township upon their pe
tition. S. F. 225 , 220 and 228 amended
certain sections of the civil code. S.
F. 227 related to appointing clorta of
the district court when counties reach
ed the population of 8,000 or more , at
other times than the general elections
for clerks of the district court. S. F.
263 sought to establish county histori
II. R. 1C3 , repealing the 'grasshopper
net , " and II. U. 81 , repealing an obso
lete act relating to timber cultivation ,
At 11 o'clock the senate wont Into
committee of the whole to consider S.
F. 211 , 212 , 21J , which had boon made
a special order for that hour.
S. F. 211 Is a bill to authorize town
boards and the chairman of town
boards In counties having township or
ganization to purchase tools and ma
chinery for making roads In certain
cescs , and prescribe the manner of
payment therefor , and the use and care
of such machines , and to make the
breaking Into said place of storage of
Bald machinery or tools and injury
thereto a misdemeanor , and fixing the
penalty therefor. The bill was recom
mended' for Dassuco.
In the senate on the IGUi fourteen
members only responded to roll call
at the opening.
In the afternoon standing commit
tees reported the following bills : S.
F. 88. 336. to pass ; H. R. 152 and S.
F. 321 , for indollnuo postponement ; II.
R. 271 without recommendation.
The report on II. R. 152 was not
concurred in and the bill placed on
general fllo. It relates to building of
fences along railways.
S. F. 321 sought to abolish the fish
H. R. 271 , which goes on general fllo ,
Is the barber commission bill.
The following were passed : S. F.
180 , 167 , 182 , 303 , 307 , 137 , 122 , 103 ,
179. 181 202 and 177.
3. F. 180 is a curative measure. S.
F. lt > 7 amends section 119 of , o crim
inal code. S. F. 182 is a curative
measure. S. F. 207 relates to contempt
of court proceedings. S. F. 137 pro-
viues a Hen upon grain and corn for
threshing and shelling the same. S. F.
27 provides for paving and repav-
inc In Lincoln. S. F , 127 amends the
law relating to public libraries by al
lowing library boards to draw uirect-
ly upon the library fund Instead of
through the council. S. F. 163 amends
section 262 of the criminal cede re
lating to conservators of the peuco.
S. F. 179 is a curative measure. S. F.
202 provides that banks shall pay
Biich Interest on county funds as maybe
bo , agreed upon by the county treas
urer and hank subject to the approval
of the county boards and repeals the
3 poi' cent minimum.
S. Ff 177 relates to stamping too
quantity on all kegs , boxes , casks , ote. ,
.showing itho 'amount ' contained there
in , d. F. 181 Is a curative measure.
Resolutions-touching upon the death
I I \ I . - 'I ,
of Congrcdsnian Greene were passed.
Senator Van Dusen spoke In favor
of H. F. 187 , which socks to amend the
exemption laws of the state , mak
ing $50 a month exempt Instead ot
sixty days' wages. The bill was rec
ommended for passa-c.
H. R. 150 , was also recommended for
passage. 8. F. 277 , for the relief of
Russell LoomlH , giving him title 10
land upon which thcro is n cloud as
to his ownership , was also recommend
ed to nnsH.
A special message from the gover
nor was received and placed on tile
for future consideration. It was as
To the Members of the Legislature :
Gentlemen To the end that the in
terests of tbo people may bo fully con-
nerved , and in order that .they may
again ho permitted to express their
will upon the question of ? whether
thcro should bo any Increase in the
number of supreme Judges in our state
I would itiost respectfully recommend
to your honorable body that you sub
mit to the electors for their appro
val or rejection' constitutional
amendment Increasing the number of
supreme judges. W. A. POYNTER ,
When the senate convened on the
nth the standing committees reported
favorably a number of bills for passage.
S. F. 229 , relating to the game law
was passed. It makes it unlawful to
kill quail at any season of the year , on
the ground that they are nearer a do
mestic bird than all other species of
game and are a great Insect destroyer.
The senate wont Into committee of
the whole. S. F. 63 , by Miller of Buf
falo , was llrst considered. Ills bill
sought the repeal of the law requiring
county clerks to make an annual com
pilation of the mortgage Indebtedness
of "tho counties of the state. The dis
cussion developed in'to a political de
bate lasting until the noon hour. Prout
of Gage moved that the bill bo indefi
nitely postponed and his motion pre
In the afternoon S. F. 201 was re
commended to pass by ( he judiciary
H. R. 55 , fixing the interest upon
state warrants at 4 per cent Instead of
5 per cent , and upon county bonds at 6
per cent , was passed by a vote of 18
In committee of the whole the sub
stitute for S. F. 35 was again consid
ered. The bill proposes a new law to
regulate life insurance associations. It
was recommended to pass.
S. F. 1G6 was killed. It provided that
in actions of replevin the defendant
may secure n return of his property by
putting up n bond.
S. F. 199 was recommended to pass.
It provides "that the journals of ncltn-
or branch of the legislature shall bo
competent evidence to establish omis
sions or Irregularities In legislative
proceedings for the purpose of Impeach
ing the validity of any enrolled bill
after the same has been certified by
the presiding ofllcers of both branches
of the legislature , and the same has
been approved by the governor ,
S. Fs. 208 , 213 and 25 f were recom
mended to pass.
S. F. 241 was indefinitely postponed ,
li provided that no deed could bo filed
covering property upon which taxes are
delinquent until the taxes are paid.
Sdnntor Reynolds offered a substi
tute for S. F. 213 , the "Osteopathy"
bill. The substitute was adopted to
take the place of the original bill , and
will be considered Inter.
Substitute S. F. 38 , relating to fees
for county Judges who appoint judges
and clerks of election , was recommend
ed to pass.
The revenue committee reported S.
F. 346 to pass.
In the house on the 14th the fol
lowing bills wore Indefinitely post
poned : II. Rs. 546. 503. 130. 102 ' 147
589 , 572. 333. 342. 485. H. R. 516' con
tains the same provisions as II. R.
576 ; 342 provided for taxing telegraph
and express companies and is almost
the same ns 484 , which was placed on
general file ; 485 provided for a tole-
granh ratu of 20 conta for ten words
and 1 cent for each additional word.
The other bills killed were all reported
by the committee on fish culture and
Prince of Hall moved that when the
house take a recess this afternoon'
be until 8 o'clock tonight , and It waa
H. R. 251 , the special order , was the
bill Introduced by Taylor of Ouster ,
relative to the fees and salary of dis
trict court clerks. It fixes tno salary
In counties of less than 25,000 popula
tion at $1,000 per year , In counties hav
ing over 25,000 population $ . ,000 and
in all counties having more than 50-
000 Inhabitants $2,500.
An effectual attempt was made , to
postpone the bill Indefinitely. Three
separate motions were voted down that
sought to change the salary as fixed
for Douglas county. The committee
substitute , which was really the meas
ure under discussion , waa recommend
ed for passage.
H. R. 340 , by Tanner , to require cor
porations doing business In the stnto
to fllo an annual report of their busi
ness and organization with the secre
tary of state , was recommended for In
The special coinmltteo on resolu
tions reported the following , which
was adopted :
Whereas , The state of Nebraska has
suffered a loss In the death of the dis
tinguished citizen , William L. Greene ,
congressman from the Sixth district
of this state bo It
uesoivt'ii , i unt wo tender to tno
ituiiuy ot our uucoasua coiiKiesauuiu
our heartfelt sympathy In their hour
of bereavement , and bo It further
Resolved , That out of respect IT the
memory of the deceased , the flag over
the capltol bo lowered to h-ilf. mast
for the ronmlndor of the day.
Resolved further , Th.xt the cloik of
tlio house bo directed to transmit a
copy of these resolutions to ihc family
ot the dot-imbed.
In the house on the 15th the chair
announced this committee to net with
the senate committee on final adjourn
Wonzl of Pawnee , Rouse ot
Hall and Woodard of Hamilton ,
Petitions came In nsklng for iho
passage of II. R. 598 , the Lincoln mon
ument bill ; for 121 , the food commis
sion bill ; ono against 421 and one in
favor of equal suffrage.
The committee on deficiencies ic-
portcd H. R. 207 , the bill appropriating
$47,067.45 to pay the sugar bounty
claims , to go on general file. A minor
ity report asked that the bill bo In
definitely postponed. The vote on the
minority report was along partisan
lines , except that Mommlngcr , fusion ,
voted against the minority , whllo
Broderlck , Burns , Dltmar , Maun ,
Smith of Snllno and Wonzl voted to
kill the hill. The result was 1C to 47
against the adoption of the minority
report and the bill was then nlacnd
on general fllo by a vote of 46 to 39.
The same committee reported to the
general fllo H. R. 313 , the other micnr
bounty hill , which provided for the
payment of the sugar claims for the
year 1896 In cnso the farmers wore
paid the additional $1 per ton for the
boots raised. This was the bill known
as the "farmers' bounty. " The amount
appropriated by the bill was $73,966.63.
The report of the committee asked
that the bill bo made a special order
for next Tuesday. A minority report
signed by MeCrnc-ken , Wright and
Burns asked for the indefinite noat-
ponemont of the bill. An amendment
that the bill bo placed on general ( lie
was adopted by a vote of 51 to 43.
The committee placed on file II. R.
317. 308 , 375 ; 274. 417. 551 , 420 , 606.
603. 409 , 280 and S. F. 149 , 68 and 31.
The bills indefinitely postponed were
5tf3. 452. 265. 490. 441. 578 and 126.
The house on the 16th was treated
to a continuation of the senatorial
fight when Olmsted of Douglas offered
the following resolution :
Whereas , The resent session of the
legislature In drawing to a close an-1
some 300 hills are now on general file ,
many of which nro of great public
Importance and should become laws ,
Whereas , It will bo possible to con
sider only a limited number of said
bills during the session , therefore I
move that a sifting committee , com
posed of the following members of the
house , Olmsted , Burns , Fisher , Dltraar ,
Sturgess , Tanner and Wheeler , bo at
this time elected by the house to soivo
ns such sifting committee during the
remainder of this session , and further ,
that no bills bo considered out of the
regular order except such as may be
recommended by said committee from
time to time.
The resolution , after much discus
sion , was adopted.
Aresolution Instructlngour membo's
of congress to work for the establish
ment of postal savings banks througli-
out the country was sent up by Elwood
and was adouted.
H. R. 331 , McCarthy's bill to prevent
combinations , trusts and monopolies
in the buying and selling of live stocit ,
produce and articles of trade , was
placed on third readlnc and nassort
by a vote of 67 to 18.
S. F. 33 , by Talbot , defining who
shall practice in the supreme court
and providing penalties for violations
of the provision , was passed by a vote
of 78 to 5.
II. R. 330 , by Milbonrn , appropriat
ing the sum of $50,000 , or s6 much of
It as may bo necessary , to establish
two additional normal schools similar
to the ono at Peru and undet the same
management , was passed with the
emergency clause , by a vote of 68 to ? & .
The special committee appointed
some time ago to investigate as to the
use of passes by the state officials
submitted two reports. The majority
report was signed by Prince and
Smlthberger and the minority report
by Sturgess. Both were accepted.
On motion of Jansen the special
order of the passage of II. R. 114 over
the governor's veto was taken up and
resulted 45 to 45.
Not having received the necessity
three-fifths vote the bill was lost.
In the house on the 17th when the
journal was read Reuse of Hall called
attention to the frtct that tno sifting
committee which was selected was
elected by a vote of only fifty mem
Discussion followed , at the end of
which the journal of the previous day
was adopted aim the sifting commit
tee was made secure In Its position.
Standing committees reported to the
general Hie H. R. 141 , 602 , 563 , 595 ,
551 , 560 , 181 and F. 154,148 and 01.
The bills Indefinitely postponed
were H. R. 454 534 , 573 , 59 , 576 , 2 , 203
and 224. The last numbered bill had
already been mauo a special order ,
and there was a motion to reject the
report and put the bill on file. The
motion was defeated by a vote of 24
After recess bills were taken up for
passage. H. R. 251 , by Taylor of Cus-
ter , an act to amend section 3 of chap
ter 28 of the complied statutes of 18D7 ,
entitled "Fees , " was passed by a vote
of 82 to 9.
The house then wont Into the com
mittee of the whole , with Dotweiler o .
uouglas in the chair , to consider the
special order of the day. S. F. 20 ,
by itolbrook of Dodge , an act empow
ering the corporation autnoritles of
cities of the second class , villages and
counties to take up and pay off valid
outstanding bonds issued pursuant to
vote of electors , was recommended for
II. R. 30 , by Burns , to abolish the
state board of transportation , secre
taryships and all , was taken up.
Prlnco of Hall ottered an amendment
which was practically a re-enactment
of II. R. 59. The amendment was
adopted. Wheeler of Inirnns then mov
ed to recommit the bm. Lost , and the
bill recommended for passage.
II. R. 5CO , by Lonmr of jaundors , re
quiring the secretaries of the board of
transportation to fllo complaints
against railroad companies where violations
lations of the law came to tholr no-
i.co , was recommended for passage.
H. R. 309 , by Flynn of Douglas , an
act providing that eight hours shall
constitute a day's work except when
otherwise stipulated in the contract ,
and prohibiting longer hours on state
work except in cases of great emer
gency , waa Indefinitely postponou.
H. R. 214 , by Olmstead , relating to
the manner of assessing special taxes
or assessments arising out of Improve
ments to property In cities of the met
ropolitan class , was iccommonded for
H , R. 297 , by Ppllard , appropriating
$2,500 .for the use and support of the
state horticultural society , was recom
mended for passage.
II. R , 418y rnfton. appropri
ate $5,000 to build n standplpc , furnish
fire protection and furnish the libra
ry at the Peru normal school , \vns rec
ommended to pass.
Hi R. 299 , by Lfine of Lancaster , an
act to authorize the state auditor to
license a limited number of fire Insur-r
anco brokers and defining their duties
and compensation , was recommended
Vcl ( i < l liy thu ( loirrnor.
Governor Poyntor vetoed house roll
No. 114 , n hill introduced by Wllcox of
Lincoln county to provide for the ex
istence of the three supreme court
commlssloneis , whose terms of office
have expired. The message announcing
this determination was read by Secretary -
rotary Jewell In the house whllo that
body was in committee of the whole
and nothing was done w.Ji It at the
time. As soon ns the committee rose ,
u motion was made and lost and later
renewed and carried making the con
sideration of the veto message and the
bill the special order for Thursday ,
March 16. At that time , if u throe-fifths
vote is secured for the motion , the hill
may bo declared passed b'y the house
aver the govcr.nora veto.
Governor Poynter's reasons for vetoIng -
Ing the bill as contained In his mes
sage to the house are as follows :
"To the Members of the House of
Representatives Gentlemen : I here
with return to you house roll No. J14
without my approval for the following
"First The law creating the supreme
premo court commission was enacted
because It was thought the Interests
jf the people demanded it. It was only
Intended ns n make shift to help out
the supreme court until the people
: hcmselves could amend the state con
stitution so that the number of su-
ireme court judges could be increased.
The proposition for such amendment
ins been submitted to the people twice
tor their ratification , and they have
joth times failed to ratlfv such amend
ment , thereby clearly demonstrating
: hat the Increase In the number of supreme
premo Judges was not a popular de
mand. We should recognize the will of
: ho people ns supreme law. If they do
lot desire an Increase in the number of
members of the supreme court It
looms that my duty is clear to pre
sent such Increase being forced upon
"Second The law as In operation the
inst nix yon has a tendency to lesson
: he weight and lower the dignity of
jur supreme court decisions. Two
members of the court constitute a ma-
lorlty and tholr agreement constitutes
: he opinion of the court. It has hap
pened that an opinion so written has
[ > een met by a dissent by the other
member of the court and all three of
: ho commssloners. What weight can
men an opinion possess when quoted
n courts of other states ? They could
jnly bring our supreme court decisions
nto disrepute If not into open con-
"Third The public service does not
demand the continuance of this com
mission. The appropriation of suffi
cient funds to enable the supreme
court to employ expert clerical help or
when occasion demands , referees of un
questioned legal ability and fitness
would meet all the requirements of the
"Fourth The length of time for
which the commission Is appointed un
der this bill Is excessive. Moreover
the appointment is made definite and
not nt the will of the court. In this
way the creature Is made greater than
the creator. The people may change
the court , but neither the popular will
nor the court Itself may change the
"In consideration of the foregoing I
deem It against public policy and the
best Interests of the citizens of Ne
braska for this bill to become law. "
On tlio Deutli of CoiiRD-Bflintiii Grrcne.
The following resolutions were
passed by the executive committee of
the fusion parties :
lao populists , democrats and silver
republican state central executive com
mittees , in jo nt session at Lincoln.
Neb. , March 15 , after having expressed
their profound regret at the deatu of
Hon. William L. Greene , late congress
man of the Sixth congressional dis
trict of the state of Nebraska , ap
pointed a committee on behalf of the
fusion forces of Nebraska to draft
resolutions proper to the occasion of
his death :
Whereas , The death of our deceased
follow citizen , Judge William L.
Greene , calls for public expression of
the high regard In which his memory
is held :
Resolved , That his death has re
moved one of our most able and effi
cient workers for reform in American
politics. That In his passing ono of
the brightest intellects in the nation
was perpetually eclipsed. The common
people , whoso affections ho had won ,
lost a powerful advocate and friend.
Ho was a just judge , an honest , honor
able and true man. His creat. kind
heart beat In sympathy for all human
ity , and it was his delight , if possi
ble , to try and better the conditions
of all. Socially he was a most genial
and lovable man. Ho loved nis homo ,
Ills family and his country. These
loves were fully reciprocated by his
family and his fellow countrymen.
Resolved , That a copy of these reso
lutions bo engrossed and forwarded to
his bereaved family , with the assur
ance that they have our heartfelt sym
pathy In their great sorrow.
JAMES C. DAHLMAN.
J. N. GAFFIN.
J. N. LYMAN.
Itrnnke Wilt Itrcrult.
WASHINGTON , March 18. General
Brooke has been cabled to proceed to
the execution of the order providing
for the discharge of all soldiers who
enlisted in the regular army nt the out
break of the war until the cessation of
the war , should they apply for such a
discharge. Ho will endeavor to reenlist -
list as many as possible and will fill
the vacancies remaining In the regular
ranks from volunteers who care tc
Some of the Inhabitants of New
Gulena have an odd way of disposing
of tholr dead. They place the bodies
on raised platforms nt some distance
from their dwelllnss , and wlun the
flesh has disappeared , Uio skulls are
removed to and stored in a cabin
erected for that purpose.
The United States contains 35,467
Ur.NKHAl , NiW8 : NOTES.
John Collett , for many years atato
geologist of Indiana , died last wcolc.
The Cleveland , O. , museum of art ,
supported by bequests , has become In
Dr. Self , succcsaor of Dr. Raffcl at
Samoa , Is preparing to leave for Apia
via the United States.
The will of the late William BlacK ,
the Scottish novelist , leaves 20,000
to widow and children.
Mrs. Edna Raymond has been txc-
qulttcd of the charge of shooting Mra.
John Hanna at Cleveland , O.
Cornell and Chicago will play foot
ball In Chicago at some date yet un
named during the coming season.
The principal English railways com
panies will send agents to the United
States to Investigate automatic coup
Anybody who wishes to confer n
favor on Aguinnldo should send him
a history of Lawton's Apache cam
Stanton Sickles , secretary of the
United States legation at Madrid be
fore the rupture , has been there , ac
cording to correspndent of the Morn *
liig Post , for eight days on a secret
The Missouri house killed the 2-cent
passenger rnto bill. It was amended
by striking out all after the enacting
clause. The vote Was 74 to 47. Rail
road men In ail parts of the state had
petitioned against the bill , because It
would result in the reduction of their
Cecil Rhodes , who has been hero
several days in the interest of his
Cape-to-Calro railway project , had nu-
other conference at the foreign ofnc.3
today with Baron von Buelw , the for
eign minister , and it is rumored that
Emperor William also received him
Four foreign flro Insurance comp.iu-
ies , Balolso of Switzerland , Nether
lands company , Svea company of Den
mark and Helvetian company have
withdrawn from all business in Lex
ington , Ky. , and state on account of
warfare waged upon them In the
Fourteenth judicial district.
Lieutenant Vitale , military attache
of the Italian embassy , has been grant
ed permission by the War department
to accompany troops to Manila and to
remain with the army during the cam
paign In the Philippines , Ho desires to
study the American method of land
and sea transportation and to observe
United States Consul Roosevelt at
Brussels has forwarded to the State
department a copy of the decree is-
sueu by the Belgium -government rel
ative to the importation into Belgium
of American fruits and plants. The
decree to go into effect at once and H
declares that in view of the fact that
San Jose scale has been found on
American fruits , the importation of
such fresh fruits and parts of plants
can take place only at Antwerp , Ghent ,
Emperor William granted an aUdl-
enco to Minister of War von Gosster
and authorized him to declare In the
Reichstag tomorrow that the govern
ment accepts the budget committee
proposal , Involving n reduction of 7-
000 infantry. This , together with Dr.
Lieber's concession , will avert th&
threatened conflict with the Reichstag
and dissolution. It is understood that
Emperor William's yielding is the out
come of advice tendered by Prince
Hohenloho , the Imperial chancellor.
According to the annual report of.
the New York Chamber of Commerce ,
the foreign commerce of that port for
the year ended June 30 last was $39.
255,756 less than during the previous
year , being $990,955,416 , against $1,036-
211,172 for the year ended Juno 30 ,
1897. According to the report the for
eign commerce of the entire United
States , however , during the last year
was $2,069,363,069 , or an Increase of
$35,782,876 compared with the previous
year. It has long been knowm that
the falling off In New York is due
largely to the diversion of traffic to
The gross earnings of the Union Pa
cific for January were $1,459,899 , an
increase of $152,580. The operating ex
penses for the month were $864,240 , a
decrease of $2,648. For the seven
months ending January 31 the gross
earnings were $12,063,988 , an Increase
of $743,665. The operating expenses
were $6,560,574 , a decrease of $600,021.
The interesting feature of this finan
cial showing is that the net earnings
for seven months , amounting to $5-
503,414 , show on increase of $1,343,686 ,
about half of which is accumulated
by n saving in operating expenses. The
reports concerns only the business of
the main line of the road.
1.1 VH STOCK AND I'UODUCB.
Ouiiihn , Chicago nnil No\v Vorlc Market
Quotation * . ,
lluttor Creamery koparator. . 0 a 21
lluttor Cliolfo fancy country. 14 a 10
KKKS rresh , pur do * 11 a 15 /
Chickens dressed per pound. . Ha 7 J
TmUejfr , drcs-ed 10 a 11 ;
I'IKOOIIK live , per doz 70 a 75 (
Lemons -Per box 3 75 a 4 50
Orunres Perbox 860 a 3 ' 5
( . raiibuirli'b .lerseysperbbl. . . . 0 OJ a 0 2 * >
Apple- > Per bin rel 175 a 4 00
llr.iioy Choice , per pound 12Ha 13
Onions Per bushel 70 a 75
Heiins Handplc-Kcd navy 1 35 a 1 40
Potatoes Per bushel now 00 a 03
Hay Upland perton 500 a 0 03
Hops-Choice light 3 CO a 3 05
llo s Heavy weights 3 57 a 3 60
Ileef steers 3 35 a U 15
Hulls 2 K5 a 3 10
btairs 350 a 4 05
Calve : > 1100 a 3 05
\Yfbteiii feeders 2 00 a 4 00
Cows 22 * a 4 10
Heifers 870 u 4 25
btoclceis nnd feeders 800 a 4 70
Mieop I.iimlis 1 00 a 4 40
Mieep- Western wethers . . . . 4 20 a 1 35
Wheat No.2 spring CO a fiflw
Corn Per bus-liel 30 a 35 ?
Outs Per bushel 25 a 2t !
Harlev No , 2 42 a 51
Itye No. 8. . . ho a SOW
Timothy bced. per bu 245 a 2 50
Pork Porcwt 820 a 0 00
Lard Per 103 pounds fi 00 a n 82
Cattle \\tslera fed steers . . . . 4 10 a 5 50
Cattle Natl > o beef steers 3 a5 a 4 70
Hogs MlMjd 35 } a 3 77 * f
fcln-ep l.mnlis 400 a 5 00
Enot-p Western KunKPrs 2 75 a i 00
Wheat No. 2 , red winter fip/a g- >
Corn-No. 2 41 a 43
Outs No. 2 ftUia 3 (
Wheat No. 2spring CJ a 05
Corn-No.2 3.1 a 33tf
Oats Na2 2S a ? J
Bheep Muttons 360 a 4 25
noes Mixed 350 a 3 50
Cattle Stackers nnd feeders. . 3 00 a 5 15
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