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About Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921 | View Entire Issue (March 30, 1899)
1 The Week in
The Legislature. II I I
In the senate on tlio ISth Senator
Schaal's joint resolution for a consti
tutional amendment to Increase iho
number of supreme court Judges to
flvo , was read for the second time and
referred to the committee on constitu
tional amendments and federal rela
tions , of which Senator Crow IB chair
man.House roll No. 330 , providing for
two additional schools , was read the
second time and referred to the com
mittee on university and norm il
Senate file No. 227 was read for the
third tlmo and put upon Its passage.
It provides for the relief of Russell
F. Loomls. The bill was passed.
Senate flllo No. 257 waa placed on
Its passage. It authorizes county
boards of adjoining counties to enter
Into Joint contracts for the building
nnd maintenance of bridges. The bill
Senate file No. 199. to amend sec
tion -118 of the civil code , relating to
evidence ns to legislative proceedings ,
Senate file No. 04 , providing that
warrants drawn by county boards In
excess of 85 per cent of the levy ,
where there are no funds in the treas
ury for the payment of the same , maybe
bo cancelled by civil action from mem
bers of the board , received sufficient
votes for passage , but as Senator Mil
ler , the author of the bill , voted
ngalnst It , there was , In the language
of the chair , a stampede from yea to
nay , by senators changing their votes.
A second roll call was ordered which
resulted In the defeat of the bill. A
number of senators now changed their
votes from nay to yea before the an
nouncement of the result , whereupon
It was true that when the lieutenant
governor came to announce the re
sult , the vote stood 1C yeas to 15 nays.
A constiutlonal majority having failed
to vote in the affirmative , the bill was
Senate file No. 201 was recommend
ed for indefinite postponement. It
requires corporations to pay an an
nual license tax on their capital stock
at the rate of ? 1 per $50,000.
Senate file No. 187 was read for the
third tlmo and put upon its passage.
This is Senator Van Dusen's bill to
exempt from garnlshee or attachment
, the monthly earnings of heads of fam
ilies up to $50. The bill was passed
with the emergency clause.
House roll No. 331 , Representative
McCarthy's bill to prohibit stock com
mission trusts nnd combines , to regu
late commission charges , was read tno
second time and referred to the com
mittee on live stock nnd grazing , of
which Senator Reynolds , Currio , Allen ,
Noyes and Miller are the members
The bill is indentical with a senate
file introduced by Senator Currio ,
which was referred to the committee
on agriculture , of which Senator Mc-
Cargar is chairman , early in the ses
sion , and which was never reported
buck to the senate
Adjourned until Monday.
In the senate on the 20th senate Hie
No. 21C , relating to original jurisdic
tion of probate court in the prohato
of wills , and providing when probate
judges shall bo disqualified from actIng -
Ing , was recommended for passage.
House roll No. 252 , to amend the
law relative to the Issuance of bonds
by precincts , townships , villages and
cities of the second class in the aid
of internal improvements for streets
or highways , railroads , bridges , court
houses , jails and drainage of swamps
and wet lands , was the subject of con
siderable discussion. Finally it was
reported for passage.
House roll No. 77 , to amend the law
relating to notice to land owners of
the opening of roads , svas recommend
ed for indefinite postponement.
Senate fllo No. 275 , to prohibit street
railways companies furnishing free
transportation to city officials , was
recommended for passage.
Senate file No. 131 , to provide fcr
the registration of women who desire
to vote at school elections and makin
other amendments of the school laws ,
was amended by Sr-nator Prout to
strike out the provision requiring wo
men to register. On this amendment
Senators Prout and Van Dusen en
gaged In a running debate.
Senator Front's amendment was
lost , and the bill was recommended
Senate Hie No. 209. relating to pub
lic roads and the width thereof , was
recommended for passage.
Senate lilo No. 279 , to provide for
disconnecting property in cities and
villages was next on general Hie. It
provides that lauds in the form of ad
ditions to cities and villages may , un
der certain conditions , bo disconnect
Senator Van Dusen opposed the bil
and moved its indefinite postpone
ment. Ho claimed that under "boom
times" land owners had platted out
then1 lands into additions , sold lots
therefrom at fabulous prices , and now ,
hnding the boom collapsed , they do
elred to be relieve : ! from city taxes
by being allowed to withdraw from
The bill was recomr-ended for pas
House roll No. 88 , relating to the
compensation of receivers , introduced
by Senator Weaver of Richardson , waf
oposed by Senator Prout and defenrtei
toy Senator Spohn in a strong and log'
leal speech , iho bill was recommend
eu for passage by a vote of 11 to 3.
benate file No. 25. Senator Talbot'
uniform text book bill , was consider
ed. In general , it provides for a stat
school text book commission , which i
to designate the books to bo used ir
all schools In Nebraska , at not to exceed
coed a fixed price provided for In th
1)111. Should no firm bo willing to sel
hooks at tno rrico named .ao commis
sion is empowered to give the contract
for the manufacture 01 such books to
nny publishing house the publishers
to ho paid out of the proceeds of the
sales of the books
Before the reading 01 the bill by
the clerk had been completed Senator
Rocko moved that the further leading
o the bill he dispensed with and it bo
Indefinitely postponed , which motion
prevailed by a unanimous vote.
The first order or business on the
21st in the semite that met with n re-
spouse was the passage of blllH upon
third reading. II. R. 88 and 252 were
II. R. 88 regulates the compensation
of receivers of state banks and II. R.
252 amends the present law relating to
internal Improvements in cities of the
second class and In villages.
In the afternoon the clerk of the
house announced t.he passage of the fol
lowing bills by that body : II. R. . 300 ,
353 , 214 , 441 , 560118 and 297. They
were given their first reading at once.
Standing committees reported n sub
stitute for S. F. 34 to pass ; S. F. 310
and 245 for indefinite postponment.
S. F. 245 is the bill introduced by
Currio of Custer to prevent combina
tions , trusts and monopolies In buying
and selling live stock , produce and ar
ticles of trade at public and quasi-pub
lic markets , nnd to provide remedies
for persons Injured thereby , and pen
alties for violations of this act.
The McCarthy bill passed in the
house Is exactly the same , hence Sen
ator Currio was willing to have his bill
H. R. 187 was passed with the emer
gency clause. S. F. 131 , 35 and 275 were
S. F. 131 amends the school law by
providing for registration of women
voters in cities where general registra
tion is required ; to provide an attor
ney for school boards at a salary not
to exceed $300 ; and changing the tlmo
members take their oHlco from the
first Monday In July to the first Mou-
day in May.
In committee of the whole H. R. 187
was recommended to pass and S. F.
175 , 176 and 159 indefinitely postponed.
II. R. 187 provides that all fire in
surance policies , written nnd covering
In whole or In part upon property with
in the state of Nebraska shall bo writ
ten , countersigned and Issued only by
a duly authorized ofllcer or agent of
such company , corporation , association ,
partnership or person , resident of the
state of Nebrasua , and providing penal
ties for the non-compliance of the pro
visions of this act.
Progress was reported upon S. F. 302
with leave to sit again. It fixes the
salaries of the deputy state officers , be
ing a bill to amend section 5 , of article
1 , section C , of article ii , section 14 , of
article Hi , section 7 , of article iv , sec
tion 1 , of article v. and section 1 , of
article vi , of chapter Ixxxlii , compiled
statutes of 1897 , entitled , "State and
State Officers , " and to repeal said origi
In the senate on the 22d II. R. 93
was given its third reading and passed.
It amends section 601a of the civil
In committee of the whole H. R.
197 and S. F. 112 were recommended
The afternoon was spent in consid
ering th < ? rcve nil" bill , several sections
belli" stricken out. The committee
arose v/i'b the understanding that It
sit again from 7:30 : o'clock until 9
o'clock to finish the consideration of
The committee on rules reported the
fol'tiwirp new rule :
' That the sifting committee shall
have in charge ill ! bills on general file
and that all bills reported by said
committee shall take precedence in
arafernnco to bills now before the
senate except appropriation and claims
bills , which shall bo subject to snecial
order at any time. "
A motion by Van Dusen that the ro-
nnrt liton the table was lost and the
motion to adopt the report prevailed
by a \ ote of 17 to 11.
Standing committees reported the
following bills : Substitute for S. F. 311) )
to pass , substitute for S. F. 315 to nass ,
H. R. 571 and 270 to pass , H. R. 20 and
177 , S. F. 267 and 321 to be Indefinitely
postponed , and H. R. 41 , S. F. 323 , 349
and 344 to general file without recom
H. R. 20 i a bill to provide for the
payment of interest and principal on
real estate mortgages.
H. R. 177 seeks to amend section 370
of the code of civil procedure and to
repeal said original section.
S. F. 267 was to amend section 538 ,
chapter v , compiled statutes of No-
breska , 1897 , and to repeal said sec
tion ao now existing.
S. F. 321 is a bill to define and pun
ish certain misdemeanors in trade and
commerce , and to make it a crime for
anyone to purchase goods , wares or
merchandise on credit and sell , hy
pothecate or dispose of the same out
of the usual course of business with In
tent to cheat or to defraud tlio vnn-
dor or seller , and to fix the auaish-
ment of said offenses.
The senate took a recess until 7:30 :
o'clock , S. F. 210 being made a special
order at 7:30. :
At the evening after recess the sen
ate wont into committee of the whole ,
with Senator Prout of Gage in the
chair , to consider the special order. S.
F. 99. by Senator Fowler of Flllmoro.
an act relating to the Issuance of
teachers' certificates } > y county super
intendents , was recommended to pass.
The senate on the 23d postponed H.
it. 137 , better known as tuo Pollard
revenue bill. The bill did not appear
to have a single champion in ihe senate -
ate at this late day in the session , al
though four members opposed its post
ponement without some consideration ,
'i lie vote to postpone was 11) ) tot , Sen-
atois Van Dusen , Owens , Halderman
and Fowler composing the latter.
The following bills wore passim : & .
F. 216 , relating to the duties of pro
bate courts ; S. F. 112 , relating to the
organization of school district boards ;
S. F. 279 , providing for the disconnec
tion of plats from cities anu towns ,
and S. F. 209 , amending the road law
as to width of roads.
Senate file Iso. 290 , Instructing the
state board of transportation to take
steps looking to a reduction of local
freight rates In Nebraska , for Indefi
nite postponement. Senator Spohn
moved that the report bo not accopteu ,
which motion was .i-st by a strict par
ty vote , and the bill was indefinitely
The committee on Insurance recom
mended the Indefinite postponement 01
senate file No. 71 , and the passage of
house roll No. 191 , with amendments.
The report was adopted.
House jjll No. 191 Is the Wonvo.r
Insurance bill , while Hcnato file No. H
la Senator Tnlbot's bill , Identical with
house roll No. ul.
Senator Prout moved that the senate
reconsider Us action In indefinitely
postponing sennto fllo No. 176 , which
authorizes the auditor to license not o
exceed 100 fire insurance brokers.
Senator Prout explained that ho
made tnls motion at the request of sev
eral senators who wore absent at the
tlmo the bill was Indefinitely post
poned , and who were very much In
terested in it. He voted to kill the bill
because ho believed It a bad one. nnd
ho was frank to say ho had not yet
chanced his opinion.
Senator Prout's motion prevailed nnd
the bill was recommended for passagu.
At the afternoon session the sifting
committee reported , placing the fol
lowing j hllld at the head of the general
file , in tno order nuts-d :
Senate files Nos. 210. 243. 211 , 212 ,
172 ; house rolls Noa. 270 and 264.
The senate then wont into committee
of the whole , Senator Prout In the
chair , on senate file No. 210 , the Van
Dusen revenue measure.
Senator Van Ditson moved that the
bill ho recommcndcu for passage.
Senator Reynolds moved to amend
by recommending the bin for Indefinite
postponement. By a rising vote the
substitute prevailed by a vote of 21
to 4. The bill was accordingly recom
mended for Indefinite postponement.
When the senate met on the 24th
standing committee reports were nu
merous , no follows : H. R. 297 , to
pass ; S. F. 206 and 291 , to pass ; ri. R.
251 , to pass with amendments ; S. F.
330 , 331 , 217 and 2SS , no recommenda
itocko of Lancaster offered the fol
lowing resolution :
"Whereas , during the early portion
of this session resolutions were adopted
by the senate which rollccted on Colonel
nel .John M. Stotsenburg of the First
Nebraska regiment at Manila , and
requesting his recall from command
thereof : nnd
"Whereas , suca resolutions were
adopted without any hearing on the
part or in behalf of said Colonel , and
in the light of recent information ns
to hia conduct in battle and command
of the regiment , those resolutions seem
to do the colonel an Injustice ; there
"Resolved , That the resolutions
above referred to bo rescinded and
wholly expunged from the records of
The resolution failed to carry and
was laid over one day.
The following bills wore passed : S.
F. 91 , by Noycs , making tlio Friday
nearest the middle of May "Bird day1' ;
S. F. 299 , the Talbot concurrent reso
lution relating to money mio the state
educational fund from the sale of the
Pawnee reservation by the govern
ment ; S. F. 99 , relating to the issuance
of teachers' certificates by county su
perintendents , and S. F. 213 , by Newell ,
fixing printers' fees.
S. F. 38 was recommitted to correct
errors in engrossment.
The sifting committee reported tlio
list of bills for advancement , following
S. F. 264 , as follows : H. R. 240 , S. F.
301 , H. R. 191 , S. F. 231 , 181 , 319 , 338 ,
302 , 176 , 238 , 249.
The senate vud not concur in the
report on S. F. 288 , and was Indefi
H. R. 501 , the general appropriation
bill , was given Its first reading.
In the afternoon ialbot of Lancaster
moved that the printers of the blue
book bo instructed to furnlsu 2bO copies
to the secretary of the senate. Ho said
his motion was in accordance with a
resolution passed early in the session.
'Jho motion prevailed by a light vote.
In committee of the whole S. F. 211
and 212 , relating to roads , were recom
mended to pass.
In the house on tne 17th when the
journal was read Rouse of Hall called
attention to the fact that the siftins
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 ana the sifting commit
tee was made secure in its position.
Standing committees reported to the
general file H. R , 141. 602 , 563 , 595
C51 , 560 , 181 and F. 151 , 148 and 61.
The bills indefinitely postponed
were H. R. 451 534 , 573 , 59 , 576 , 2 , 5JG !
and 224. The last numbered bill had
already been made a special order
and there was a motion to reject the
report and put the bill on file. The
motion was ucfcaled by a vote cf 2'
After recess bills were taken up for
passage. H. R. 251. by Taylor of Ous
ter , an act to amend section 3 of chap
ter 28 of the complied statutes of 1897
entitled "Fees , " was passed by a vote
of 82 to 9.
The house then wont Into the committee
mitteo of the whole , with Detwoller o
jjouglas In the chair to consider the
special order of the day. S. F. 20
by rtolbrook of Dodge , an act empow
orlng the corporation authorities o
cities of the second class , villages am
counties to take up and pay off valid
outstanding bonds Issued pursuant to
vote of electors , was recommended for
H. R. SO , by Burns , to abolish the
state board of transportation , secre
taryships and all , was taken up.
Prince of Hall offered an amendment
which was practically a ro-enactmont
of II. R. 59. The amendment waa
adopted. Wheeler of 1-urnas then mov
ed to recommit the bin. Lost , and the
bill recommended for passage.
H. II. 560 , by Lomar of j.iundcrs , re
quiring the secretaries of the board of
transportation to file complaints
against railroad companies where violations
lations of the law came to their no-
. .ce , was recommended for passage.
II. II. 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 , was Indefinitely postponcu.
H. R. 214 , by Olmstead , relating to :
the mai ner of assessing special taxes
or assessments arising out of Improve
ments to property in cities of the met
ropolitan class , was recommended for
H. R. 297 , by Pollard , appropriating
$2,500 for the use and support of the
state horticultural society , was recom
mended for passage. 11
II. R , 418 , . .y Grafton , to approprl-
ate $5,000 to build n fltandplpe , furnish
Ire protection and furnish the libra *
y at the Peru normal school , waa rec
ommended to pass.
H. It. 299 , by Lane of Lancaster , an
act to authorize the state auditor to
Icense a limited number of tire Insur
ance brokers and defining their duties
uul compensation , was recommended
The house on the 18th held but n
alf day session.
The sifting committee reported the
illls for advancement to the head of
The report was adopted after an
unendment by Jnnscn "that the re-
) ort be adopted and the committee
Ischarged , " was voted down.
The house resolved itself Into n com-
nlttco of the whole for the consldor-
ntlou of bills on general fllo , with
rinco of Hall in the chair. House roll
No. 411. the salaries nuproprlation bill ,
was taken up.
The Items providing for salaries of
supreme court commissioners. $15,000 ,
uul their stenographic assistants ,
f6,000. were stricken out of the hill.
The discussion of the university
salary appropriation item was long
nnd at times very bitter. Taylor of
Custer , Wright , Cunningham , Eastman -
man , Eastcrllng , Lomar , Cawthra ,
Tanner , Thompson of Clay , and others
spoke against retiring the item at the
larger sum. whllo McCarthy. Weaver ,
Loomls. Clark , Wllcox and Pollard
made the fight for the full amount.
The advocates of the reduction criti
cised the methods of the university
management and lobby In caustic
Lerins. Taylor charged , among other
things , that tno showing of 2,000 stu
dents was not correct , saying that
there were only 1,270 to bo provided
for outside of the departments of law ,
music and art.
The report of the committee was
adopted , when the committee- arose ,
by a vote of 50 to 23 , and the bill was
ordered engrossed for third reading.
The speaker or the house on the 20th
signed H. R. 55 and 150 nnd they wore
transmitted to the governor. H. R.
bo is by Prince , relating to the rate
of Interest on county and municipal
bonds. H. R. ICG was the Wilcox dog
Standing committees placed on general
oral illo H. R. 515 , 01 ! ) , 559 , 31U and
531. A report from the committee on
revenue and taxation placed H. R. 29
on file , but Pollard , chairman of the
committee , objected nnd said there
must bo some error , as he know noth
ing of such a report having been made
by him. The clerks examined tholr
list and found that the bill waa not
properly before them at this time.
Fisher of Dawes then said ho thought
this bill had been recommitted , and
moved that it now bo sent back to Iho
standing committee. The motion pre
Chairman Wilcox of the Judiciary
committee reported S. F. 58 , 79 , 80 , 93.
90 , 113 , 117 , 119 , 124 , 125 , 120 , 129 , 140 ,
143 , 141 , 145. 150 , 151 , 153 , 155 , leO
nnd 157 , with recommendation that
they bo advanced to a third reading.
He explained that they were all cur
ative measures amending the civil nnd
criminal code , and that they would
need no discussion. The motion pro-
The asylum bills , II. R. 8 , 296 , 280 ,
27j , 330 and 359 , being the special ap
propriations to build additions to the
institutions , as follows , were taken up :
II. R. 8 , Hastings asylum , addition ,
? 30,000 ; H. R. 296. Lincoln asylum ,
addition , $50,000 ; H. R. 9 , Hastings
boiler house , $30,000 ; II. R. 275 , Omaha
D. & D. boiler uouso , $6,200 ; II. R.
280 , Omaha D. & D. , addition , $50,000 ;
II. R. 330 , Feeble Minded institution ,
addition , $73,500 ; H. R. 538 , Blind
School , addition , $0,000.
These bills wore all recommended
for passage as originally drafted , ex
cept II. R. 280 , which waa scaled down
to $25,000 : H. R. 9 , to $15.000 ; II. It.
336 , to $18,500 ; II. R. 275 , raised to
H. R. 585 , by Eastorling of Buffalo ,
an act to give the governor the power
to appoint officers of the Kearney In
dustrial school , was recommended to
H. R. 551 , by iWc inloy , an act to
require any railroad company or cor
poration doing business within the
limits of this state and receiving and
conveying any live stock to pass the
shipper or his employe to or from the
point designated In contract or bill
of lading without further expense to
shippers , was recommitted.
S. F. 135 , by Holbrook , to amend
the mutual Insurance law relative to
the Insurance of farm buildings , was
recommended to pasr , .
In the house on the 21sl bills on
third reading were taken up with the
following result :
S. F. 20 , allowing cities of the second
end class to refund their bonds and I
issue other bonds at the same or a
lower rate of interest , was passed
by a vote of 78 to 13.
II. R. 122 , by Olmsted , to authorzc
county courts to require administra
tors and administrators with will an
nexed to pay and deliver to stud
courts money and certain personal
property remaining in their possession
after the final settlement of their ac
counts , was passed without a dissent
H. R. 24 , by Burns , to extend lien
privileges to cover windmills and wells
was passed , the vote being 76 to 7.
S. F. 132 , fixing the foes nnd salaiy
of county surveyors , passed with only
three votes against it.
H. R. 390 , by Young , to appropriate
certain mono } belonging to the Sta'.o
Normal Library fund for the purchase
of books , was passed with the emerg
II. R. 27 , by Pollard , providing for
the appropriation of $2,500 for the use
and benefit of the State Horticultural
society , was passed by a vote of 51
to 28 , a half dozen members changing
in favor of the hill at the last moment.
II. R. 211 , by Olmsted , providing1 for
Iho proper distribution of special tax
es for assessments for the purposes of
Internal Improvements in cities of the
metropolitan class , was passed.
H. R. 418 , by Grafton ° , approprlatlnw
the sum of $5,000 for n sand-pipe , to
enlarge the heating and lighting ap
paratus and aid In furnishing a new
chapel at the Peru State Normal , was
pascd by a vote of 69 to 19.
H. R. 353 , by Evans , requiring a
record to bo kept of all births unQ
deaths in the state of Nebraska and
allowing the county clerk 10 cents for
each Item so recorded , was passed by
a vote of 57 to 20.
II. R. GOO , by Lemnr , explicitly defln
ing the duties of the secretaries of the
State Board of Transportation , an.l
requiring that where violations of the
law are known to them , and no compc
plaint is filed , they shall formulate
nnd file n complaint , was passed with
After recess H. R. 441 , the salary nptr
proprlatlon bill , was put on third roado
ing and passed. The only member to
vote against it was Eastman of Custer.
The house went Into committee of
the whole to consider bills on sifting
fllo with Ncshlt In the chair.
S. F. 203 , which provides that police
Judges and city attorneys shall bo elect-
cd by the people Instead of being ap
pointed by the mayor , as Is now the
rule , was recommended for passage.
H. R. 422. by Prince , providing that
all Judgments , except In certain spccl-
lied cases , shall become dormant after
ten years from the date of rendition ,
was taken up. After heated discussion
It was recommended to pass.
II. II. 30 , which had been amended
so ns to cut ofil two of the secretaries
of the board of transportation , was
placed upon Its passage and was de
feated by a vote of 21 to 02.
Wonzl of Pawnee , on behalf of the
Joint committee on adjournment , re
ported that the tlmo agreed upon for
final adjournment was Friday noon ,
March 31. The report was adopted.
II. II. 362 , permanently locating the
state fair at Lincoln and providing for
the purchase of a slto , waa under dis
cussion most of the evening session. A
strong sentiment developed against
permanently locating the fair at any
point. The history of its financial suc
cesses and failures was reviewed by
both friends and enemies of the bill.
Dotwcller of Douglas moved that the
bill bo Indefinitely postponed and it
prevailed by a vote of 38 to 29.
The bills advanced by the house
sifting commltco on the 22d were aa
II. R. 502. by Dltmar. appropriating
? 5,000 for the relief of Nebraska City ,
because of the smallpox quarantine .
H. R. 511 , by Crockett , authorizing
the Board of Public Lands and Build
ings to build a bridge across the Nlo-
brara river and appropriating $8,000
for the same.
H. U. 191 , by Tanner , appropriating
$500 for the relief of Cyrus F. Blalto.
deputy sheriff of Nanco county.
H. R. 289 , by Burmxm , allowing bond
companies to sign bonds of saloon
H. . R. 421. by Wheeler , permitting
leaseholders of school lands prior to
January 1 , 1897 , to purc-Uaso the lands.
H. R. 010 , by Grafton , appropriating
$25,000 to buy the Buckstaff property
In Lincoln for a residence for the gov
II. R. 414 , by Tanner , amending the
newspaper publication law In relation
to licenses , allowing publication "in
a newspaper published in said county. "
II. R. 466 , by Weaver , an act pro
viding for the repair of temporary
plank sidewalks In cities of the second
S. F. 136 , Crow's bill making dogs
II. R. 021 , ny Dctwcllcr , relating to
the disposition of money paid Into the
county treasury from the several road
H. R. 303 , by Israel , appropriating
$20,000 tor oxnnrlmental stations at
Citlbortson and Ogalalln.
II. R. 317 , by Fisher , creating a state
roTlatry of brands and marks and a
state brand and mark committee.
Consideration was nnd of the gen
eral appropriation bill.
The chairman of the finance commit
tee recommended an amendment
which was adopted allowing the gov
ernor $100 to pay his private page dur
ing the legislature.
The amount for the support of the
National Guard was cut from $21,719
to $10,859 , whllo the amount to replace
the equipment of the guard on account
of the property transferred to the gen
eral government was entirely stricken
out .making a reduction in the bill of
? COG97. This was on the recommen
dation of the finance committee.
The Slate Board of Irrigation was
allowed $1,500 for Incidental and trav
eling expenses , an Increase of $1,000
over the original bill.
A motion to allow the commissioner
of labor a salary for a factory Inspect
or was defeated , as was also Ester-
ling's amendment to Increase the ex
pense Item of the Board of Transporta
tion from $200 to $500.
The asylum at Norfolk was allowed
an Increase of $2,000 in the board and
clothing fund , and small Increases in
several other funds.
The asylum al Lincoln got an In
crease of $3,000 in the clothing fund ,
$200 In the kitchen furniture fund and
an addition of $1,000 for burial ex
penses , $1,000 for postage and express
and $1,500 for drugs and nooks.
The Industrial school at Mllford got
an Increase of $300 In the repair fund ,
$100 In the postage fund and $750 In
iho improvement fund.
At the Nebraska Institution the $400
for a corn crib and $100 for a safe were
The Institute for the Feeble Minded
at Beatrice got an Increase of $1,000
in the employe fund and the Institu
tion for the Deaf and Dumb at Oinnlia
got $6,000 added for a new dynamo and
repairs of building.
All these amendments were made at
the recommendation of the committee
When the Nebraska State university
was reached in the bill there was a
long struggle over the $93,500 for now
buildings the fight against It being led
by Taylor of Custer and Cunningham
of Harlan. An amendment was offer
ed to reduce it to $33fiOO and this was
The Item of $800 for the visiting and
exchange board at Grand Island was
striken out and $20,000 was added to
build a hospital for the homo.
For the Mil ford Soldiers' homo the
Horn for $1,600 for rent was striken
Under the head of "Miscellaneous"
the item for the support of tliu state
board of agriculture was raised from
$2,500 to ? 1,000 , and $6,000 was added
to bo used for the printing of supreme
court reports. "
The $3,000 for a standplpo and oliapol
at the State Normal at Peru van fitrik- , ,
on out. " °
When the commJUoo uroso and the-
report came to Hie house , the Item for"
now buildings for tjio State University
was placed hack to the original figure
In the house on the 2hd Easterliiift
of Buffalo offered a resolution railing
for a consideration of the action of
the house In ordering II. R. . ' 106 , the
Wilcox apportionment bill , to a
third reading. On motion of McGln-
ley of Otno the resolution waa laid
on the table. °
II. R. 551 by McQInlcy , an act requiring
quiring any railroad company or cor
poration doing business with the statd
iccclvliiR or convoying any live atoclc
to pasa shipper or his employe to and
from the point designated In the con
tract or bill of lading without further
expense to the shipper , was passed
bj a vote of SO to 3.
II. R. 285 , Oltntmcd's bill to au'.hor-
Izo \ the organization and regulate the
conduct of a mutual insurance com
pany , to Insure against loss of hoga
fo death caused from disease , waa
passed with an emergency clause by
a vote of 70 to 14.
H. R. 297 , by Dltmar , an act to
provide for a fireproof wins nnd heat
ing equipment for the asylum at Lin
coln and to appropriate $50,000 for
necessary funds therefor , was pasacd
by n vote of 56 to 22.
II. II. 505 , by Evans , an act to pro-
vldo for the depositing of county funds
In banks and for the Investment of
the same In securities and providing
a penalty for the violation of this act
by any county treasurer , waa passed
by a vote of 82 to 2.
II. U. 431 , by llathorn , a bill amend
ing the laws relating to depositories
of state and county funds and provid
ing for the securities of the same , was
passed by a vote of 77 to 7.
H. H. 8 , by Evans , to appropriate
$30,000 for a now building at Hasting * ,
was road the third tlmo and passo-I
by a vote of 71 to 12.
II. R. 9 , by Evans , appropriating
money to build a boiler and engine
house at the Hastings asylum , was
passed by a vote of 73 to 7.
H. R. 538 , by Harris , approprlat'hs
$6,000 to build a gymnasium and laboi-
atory at the institution for the blind
at Nebraska City , was passed by a
vole of 02 to 10.
H. R. 302 , by Weaver , to perma
nently locate the state fair at Lincoln
and authorizing the purchase of a slto
therefor , was put on Its passage. The
bill having failed to pass with the M
omotgcncy clause , the roll was called
on the passage of the bill with the
emergency claiiHo stricken out , an.l it
was passed by a vote of 50 to 37. , \
H. R. 295 , the bill prepared by the
committee on soldiers' homes , calling
for the appropriation of $13,000 to pur
chase the buildings and slto of the
soldiers' home at Mllford , passed by a
vote of 82 to 1.
H. R. 470 , by Burmau , appropriat
ing $3,500 for the relief of William 0.
Peterson because of disabilities con
tracted whllo serving with the Na
tional guard during the Indian war in
the winter of 1891 , was passed by a
vote of 72 to 13.
H. R. 330 , appropriating $48,500 to
construct now buildings at the Insti
tute for the Feeble Minded at Beatrlco ,
failed to pass with the emergency
clause , receiving only 52 votes to ? 8
ngalnst. On the second call with xho
emergency clause stricken out tko bill
passed by a vote of 02 to 28.-
In the house on the 21th of the bills
rrfarvud to H. R. 599 was the bill to
nny the claims for books for the otnta
library ; 000 anu 603 were to pay ms- |
co'lancous claims ; 267 and 331 were
the sugar bounty bills , and 370 waa the
chicory bounty bill.
11. R. 501. the general appropriation
bill , was placed on third reading and
irnsHcd by a vote of 78 to 8. Thoao
voting against the hill were Bower ,
Cawihra , Grosvenor , McCrackon , Mon-
nlnger , Morrison Peck and Shore.
The sifting committee made a now
report , advancing H. R. 6M ( , 600 , 599 ,
510 , 273 , 315 , 412 , 314. 225 , 259 , 230 ,
111. 139 and -103. The rouort also
recommended H. R. 385 and 392. the
Omaha charter amendments , to be en
grossed for third reading.
Reuse of Hall moved to Include In
the latter part of the report II. R.
lot , 313 and 370.
The chair hold that the report , to
have a bill engrossed for a third readIng -
Ing , and the Reuse amendment wore
out of ordoix The balance of tno report
The house went Into committee of
the whole , with .Tanson In the chair ,
to consider bills on the sifting fllo.
11. R. 289 , by Burman , permitting
saloon keepers to give guaranty bonds ,
was amended so as to compel all saloon
keepers to glvo guaranty bonds and
was then recommended for passage.
II. R. 421. the Wheeler bill to unr-
nut the purchase of school lands by
persons who uoul leases on the same
prior to January 1 , 18tfi , was next
taken up. An amendment by Hlcus to
Include university lands was adopted.
H. R. 317 , by Fisher , for an act to
create a state registry of brands and
musics for live stock and n state brand
amfmark committee was recommended
for pannage without discussion.
II. R. 303 , by Israel , was taken up
and the committee substitute discussed.
'Iho bill provides foe the establishment
anu maintenance 01 the experimental
stations located by act of the legislature
tureof 18'Jl at Culbcrtson , Gordon and
Ogalalla and appropriating the sum of
$30,000 for the wuuo , the money to
bo expended under direction of the
state board of agriculture.
McCarthy moved to strike out the
name Ogalalla wherever It occurs in
the measure and substituting the name
Emoison. If the state was going to
spcnu money on experiments he be
lieved It should bo used In the eastern
part of the state , whore agriculture
Is more of a success under present
methods of farming. The amendment
failed. Before consideration of the
bill was finlshou the commltttco arose
Pollard moved that the report on
II. R. 10 bo not concurred in , but tnat
tne bill ho indefinitely postponed and
demanded a roll call , which resulted ,
32 ayes and 50 nays , a majority of the
members belns In favor of buying a
bouse for the governor.
Myers moved tnat H. R. 517 , which
defines the boundary of Sarpy county ,
be advanced to = third reading. It was
II. R. 411 , ny Tanner of Nanco , to
chpiigo the law relating to iho publica
tion of saloon licenses , was taken up ,
and heeler of Furnas moved that it
bo recommended for passage. Lanoof
Lancaster moved to amend that the
bill be indefinitely postponed. The
II. R. 210 , providing that the Omaha
board of education shall annually fix
the levy for school purposes , and
making It Imperative upon the city
council to provide for the amount so
levied , was recommended to pass.
A "man never cares anything about
meeting his wife's relations unless
they arc rich and distinguished.
0 The fruits of Industry sometimes go
tq smash In family jars.
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