Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, April 06, 1899, Image 6
CnSTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN D. M , AMSIIKUUY , Vubllilior , BBOKKN BOW , N13HHAS1CA. NEBRASKA NEWS. . McQuoIil of .the First Methodist church , Omnhn , dk-d hist wenk from the rfsult onn operation for nppendl- cltlB. ' George M. Mangold , a 20-yesr-old son of- Peter Mangold of Douglas county , hud u narrow escape from dcitthvhllu hunting , Ho curried nn nrmy musket which had beqn Improperly loaded. Thu charge burst thu burrul tmcii thu yoiint ; man wns painfully Injured in tUo fuoo. Slnco tlic accident Mangold him almost entirely lost his hearing. The long continued cold weather and the backwardncsH of the season nra causing scrioim Inconvenience to the farmers of this section , Bays a West Point dispatch. Frost IH still In the ground to the depth of four feet , and BIIOW is lodged in the corn Holds , With the most favorable weather ten days will clapso bqforo a furrow can be turned. The following telegram has been Bent Senator Thurston relative to tne Holt troubles : "J. M. Thurston , Wash ington , D. C. : In Morgan-Holt trou bles at WInnebago agency false im- prlsonmont of Henry Holt , Indian cit izen , Involved. Wo ask you to demand Impartial Inuulry by Indian office into Morgan's justification , notwithstanding colored reports on behalf of Morgan to Indian department. Ixjok for let ters. " ' "f The death of Sergeant Walter Poor of Company A , First Nebraska , in the recent fight with the Insurgents at Manila causes deep regret among cit izens In York county. Only a short tlmo arc the community wan called upon to mourn the death of Privates George Andrews and Edward Day , Doth of Company A. Sergeant Poor was born twenty-ono years ago near Anderson , Ind. . and in 1884 hisfather , Henry Poor , moved to York county , where ho grew Into manhood , beloved and respected by all. There is a wide difference of opin ion , says a Seward county dispatch , oniong the farmers of this county in reference to the condition of the wheat , some claiming that it IB badly damaged , while others claim their wheat Is aparently all right. The eonoral opinion is that it will not bo known how badly It Is damaged until It comes time for It to show later in the spring , when the weather becomes - comes more favorable. It has un doubtedly been damaged , but to what extent In hard to determine at this tlmo. There was an enthusiastic meeting In Columbus of the directors and stock holders of the Great Eastern Canal company and the Now York Improve ment company to take steps for the promotion of sugar boot raising. The manager of the Standard Cattle qom- panyof Ames was present and expressed his company as being desirous of co operating with the Irrigation com panies in securing the interest ot the farmers in the beet growing industry. C. A. Gates , manager of the New York Improvement company , said that could enough interest bo stirred up among the farmers In favor of beet raising in that section , but a short time would elapse before a sugar factory could and would be erected at Columbus. The other night Wlllard and Waller Eavoy , who sleep in the store In which the postofllce is located in Drady Is land , wore awakened by a noise at the front door as of someone attempt ing to enter. Walter arose , procure ! a shotgun and loaded it and about this tlmo the door was opened by a key from the outside. Two men en tered and one struck a match to lo cate things. As they advanced Wlll ard fired with a revolver , and aa the men still remained , Walter fired with the shotgun and one of the burelnis dropped shot through the loft thigh. The other man escaped. The wounded man , who gives his nanio as Goorne Reed of Shelby , la. , was taken to the county seat last night. A strawstack belonging to Frank Until , near Shelby , burned last week , Ho was scattering the remaining straw next morning so it would nil burn an < not hinder plowing , when ho discovered the charred remains of his son , 20 years old. The boy had been angry , gone Into a grove , wrapped himself In blanket and read n novel. It is sup posed that ho then went to the stack and set it on fire. Ho climbed to the summit and shot himself near the temple with a revolver. When foun he was lying near the center of the smouldering heap , face downward , with his arms burned off to the shoulder Dockets and his legs to the abdomen A hole was In his head. Near him lay the revolver. Only one of the caps had the Impression of the hammer , while the others had been fired by the heat Jesse Tooman , convicted and sentenced tonced to the penitentiary for life fo the murder of J. P. Krelchbaum or December 2 , was taken by the shorlf to the penitentiary last week. His tw 'daughters and son were at the dope to bid him farewell. Ho has made Bworn statement which is almost th name as his previous confession. Ho eald that ho did not kill Krolchbanm , but that the occurrence was nn acci dent. While taking his gun out of the buggy at Krclchbaum's house , ho says , It was accidentally discharged , with fatal results. Ho says ho was afraid to toll the truth for fear the public would not believe him , and ns ho did not know what to do with the body , the ground being frozen , ho burled It in the old hog shed. lie also claimed that Cole was not with him and wns entirely Innocent. Thieves entered the residence of Mrs. L. S. Shodlo at Odell and rnn- uacked the house. Besides several pieces of Jewelry they secured $40 In cash. The Beatrice bloodhounds were sent for , but no clue to the identity of the thieves wns discovered. The 13-yenr-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marty living seven mllea northeast of Plnlnviow , was badly burned by a gasoline explosion , result ing in her death. Slio undertook to kindle a fire in n stove and poured the gasoline on from n Jug. The fluid Ig nited , causing her to drop the Jug , which broke on the floor and enveloped her In the flames. She lived but a few hours. The Week in jjj The Legislature. 8 < > imto , The senate wns in session all day on the 25th. Standing committocn ropr.rtnl II. H. flPO to appropriate money belonging to the State Normal fcciiool library fund for the purchase of books for the li brary , to pass , and 118 , appropriating $5,000 to build a utnndplpc for Hro pro tection anil lighting repairs , and to furnish the chapel at the S'.xte Normal school , to pass. H. II. 500 was Indefi nitely postponed. Sti'ole of Jefferson moved that all ap propriation bills bo made u bnnclnl order for Tuesday at 10 o'clock. His motion prevailed. Canaday of Kearney moved to non concur In the report of the rallr nd committee on II. It. fiCO. The bill pro vides that the secretaries of the board of transportation may draw up their own complaints against railroads and try the charges made under them , while the present law only gives them power to try complaints that third parties file with them. The motion prevailed. S. F. 302 , fixing the salaries of the deputy Btato officers beginning with the governor's private ( secretary , was under consideration when the com mittee nroHo at noon. The bill fixes the annual salaries of state officers' deputies as follows : Governor's private secretary , $2,000 ; deputy secretary of state , $1,000 ; dep uty auditor , $1,000 ; deputy treasurer , $1,700 ; deputy attorney general , | 1,800 ; deputy and land commissioner , $1GOO. Fowler of Fllmoro offered an amend ment to cut down the governor's secre tary to $1,600 per annum , the deputy treasurer to $1,000 and the deputy at torney general to $1,000. The amendment reducing the secre tary's salary was lost , Fowler and Prout alone voting In favor of It. The treasurer amendment WIIH also lost. The committee was discussing the amendment to cut down the deputy at torney general's salary when the com mittee arose. Reynolds of Dawes of fered an amendment making bin salary $1,700. S. F. 238 , J. Sterling Morton's for estry bill ; S. F. 2-10 , relating to the Institute for Feeble Minded at Beat rice , and S. F. 330 , to rotund precinct bonds , wore all recommended to pass. The" clerk of the house announced the passage of S. F. 203 , 130 , 135 , 117 , 90 , 119 , 124 , 143 , 18 , with amendments , 113 and 298 ; H. R. 25 i and 289. Senator Talbot moved that the sen ate concur in the bouse amendments to S. F. 18. which carried. In the senate on the 27th S. F. 249 , the Barry reorganization bill , was rem- ommondod to pass with amendments conforming with the national reorgan ization of the army. S. F. 2Cfi , requiring railroad and tel egraph companies to list their property with the auditor for taxation , making slight changes in the present law , was recommended to pass , H. R. 302 , the bill to locate the state fair permanently at Lincoln , was rec ommended to pass with nn amendment making It obligatory upon Lincoln to purchase the site. H. R. 43 , a curative act affecting the adultery law of the state , was rncom- nterdcd to pass. H. R. 189 , relating to the annual levy for school purposes , was recommended to Dttss. The senate non-concurred In the re port on S. F. 323 , and it was Indefinite ly postponed. The following bills were passed : H. R. 390 , II. R. 418 and S. F. 338. H. R. 418 provides for the building of a standpipe at the Peru Normal school for lighting extensions and furnishing the now library , the bill to erect which has not yet passed the son- ate. ate.S. S. F. 338 Is the Prout revenue com mission bill , one member to bo appoint ed by the governor , one by the senate and one by the house of representa tives. In the afternoon the senate reconsid ered the passage of II. R. 418 , which had boon passed without consideration in committee of the whole. It was re turned to the general file. The senate went into commlteo of the whole with Allen of Fnrnas In the chair , to consider the special order , II. R. 191 , the Weaver Insurance bill. The entire afternoon was spent In the discussion of the bill and amendments. At 5:30 : p. m. Prout of Gage moved that when the committee arise It re port progress and ask leave to sit again. He thought the senate nondnd more light on the bill. His motion did not prevail. Senator Crow offered the following bill In compliance with the governor's special message : S. F. 355 , to nrovldc for the settlement and compromise of claims duo the state of Nebraska from persons heretofore holding offices of state treasurer and auditor of public accounts and sureties on their official bonds and for moneys duo from banks designated as depositories of the cur rent funds of the state and on bonds given ns security therefore and to pro vide for the creation of a board to make such settlements. When the senate met on the 28th it was decided to take up bills on third reading and passage before the special order. Prout of Gngo offered the following resolution , which was adopted under suspension of the rules : "Resolved , That the attorney general bo and Is hereby requested to furnish to this body a full report of the status of all litigation now pending in the rourts to recover from the bondsmen of defaulting state officers , together with the names of such bondsmen and the amounts of indebtedness ; also the nmounts due the state from insolvent depository banks and the names ot the sureties on such depository bonds. " The following bills wore passed : S. F. 214 , 212 , 211 , 281. 238 , 287 , 200 , 240 , 201 , 281 , 319 , 219. 172. S. F. 211 , 212 and 214 nro bills to pro vide bettor roads and give public au thorities power to purchase the ncccs- nary tools. S. F. 281 provides for the purchase ot 1,010 medals to decorto the volunteers of the three Nebraska regiments and T/oop K. The clerk of the house announced ho passage of H. R. CIO , the bill to HirchnHo a residence for the governor > y that body. House rolls on first and icrond reading were read. II. R. 302 , to locate the state fair lernmncntly at Lincoln , passed by n vote of 27 to 0. Other house rolls passed were : 68 , 89 , 43 , 192 and 271. H. R. 08 relates to the employment > f child labor. H. U. 189 relates to the annual levy 'or school district purposes. II. R. 43 Is a curative act legalizing ; lmt section of the criminal code re- atlng to adultery by attaching a prop- > r repealing clause. II. R. 192 prohibits the employment of any female longer than ten hours n day In factories , hotels , etc. H. R. 271 la the harbor bill , provld- ng a barber's commission and requlr- ng examinations. S. F. 231 , the charter bill , affecting : ltlcs of the first class having less than 25,000 population , was passed. The most Important change is the addition of a tax commissioner to the list of elective officers. S. F. 170 was passed with the emerg ency clause. It provides for Insurance brokers to write policies in companies : iot authorized to do business In this state. S. F. 330 , to refund precinct bonds , was passed. S. F. 302 , fixing the salaries of all de puty state officers , was likewise ap proved. The committee on constitutional amendments reported S. F. 354 , the Schaal concurrent resolution providing 'or the submission of an amendment to ho voters again to amend the constl- ution by Increasing the number of su preme court Judges , for general file without recommendation. Canaday of Ccarney moved that the rule be Bus- ended and the bill ordered engrossed or n third reading. His motion did ot prevail , eleven voting in favor and Iftccn against. The morning session of the senate on ho 29th was a busy one. The Investigation resolution of Sen- Uor Glffert was the first order of busi ness. His motion provided for the np- Dointment of Prout of Gage , Van Dusen of Douglas and Rocke of Lancaster county as a committee to Investigate ha atate officers , including the Judges of the supreme court and the secretary of state. The clerk of the house reported the assage of the following bills by that body : S. F. 127 , 151 , 93. 97 , 144 , 145 , 150 ; H. R. 385. 392 , 292 , 400 and 159. The committee on revenue recom mended S. F. 350 , to bo engrossed for a third rending. It is Senator Currle's bill relating to the disposal of property upon which taxes are delinquent. The motion carried. At this Juncture Spahn of Nuckolls moved that the sifting committee bo requested to advance H. R. 331 , the McCarthy anti-trust bill , aiming espe cially at the live stock exchange of South Omaha , to the head of the gen eral flic. His motion prevailed by n vote of 18 to 10. ' Noyes of Douglas moved that H. R. 303 the Myers bill providing for com pulsory education , be advanced to third reading. His motion prevailed and the bill was passed. Schaal of Sarpy moved that H. R. 517 bo advanced to third reading. He said the members from Douglas and himself had agreed upon this , ns the bill related to Icatlng the boundary line between Douglas and Sarpy coun ties. His motion carried and the bill \\ns passed by n vote of 20 to 0. The senate then went into commit tee of the whole to consider the appro priation bills. H. R. 204 , to appropriate $35,000 to build a library at Peruc , was recorn- mondcd to pass. 11. R. 191 , the Weaver insurance bill , was placed upon Its third read ing and passage. It passed by n vote of 29 to 1 , Prout of Gage alone voting "no , " explaining his vote as duo \o his belief that the bill was entirely unconstitutional. The clerk of the house reported the passage of the following bills by the house : S. F. 125 , 120 , 129 , 153 , 155 , 151 150 , 58 , 80 , 79 , and II. R. 003 , COO and 599. 599.H. H. R. 297 , to appropriate $2,500 for the Horticultural society , was passct by a vote of 27 to 2. S. F. 350 , to provide for the fore closure of tax liens , was passed by a vote of 20 to 1. The senate wont into committee o the whole on H. R. 444 , the salary np proprlatlon bill. The salary of the stenocranhor of t.lm governor was raised from $1,000 to $1,200 per annum. The salary of the adjutant genera was raised from $1,200 to 1,500. That part providing for a chief clerk in the adjutant's office with a salary o $1,000 per year , was stricken out. Under commissioner of labor the stenographer was cut out , srlary $300 per annum. An amendment to raise the salary of the bookkeeper of the secretary of state to $1.300 was defeated. The salary of the deputy secretary of state was raised from $1,500 to $1,000. In the auditor's office the office of bond clerk at $1,000 per year wns stricken out , also the office of Insurance commissioner and insurance clerk were stricken out , to bo placed some other place , owing to the passage of the Weaver bill. The salary of the deputy auditor was raised from $1,500 to $1,000 per year. The salary of the deputy superin tendent of instruction was raised from $1,500 to $1,000 per year. The committee on public lands and buildings reported II. R. 8 , appropriat ing $30,000 to build a now wing at the Hastings asylum , for Indefinite post ponement. The same wns non-con curred In and the bill wns placed on general file. The senate had an evening session. In the Senate on the 30th H. R. 418 , to appropriate $5,000 to build a stand pipe and repair the heating and light ing apparatus at the Peru Normal , wns passed by a vote of 20 to 2. II , R. 2G4 , appropriating $35,000 to mild a library building at the Peru formal , was defeated. In making up the minutes the sccro- ary of the senate discovered that H. 1. 303 and 517 , which were passed yes- erday. had not been read on three diff erent days , required by the constltu- ion. They were put on their passage again nnd paused. The senate went into committee of ie whole to consider 11. R. 441 , with Owens of Dawson In : lie chair. The ollowing amendments prevailed : Girls' Industrial school at Geneva , natron's salary raised from $000 to $800.Mllford Mllford Industrial Home , sowing pnchcr at $210 per annum added. A Motion by Tnlbot of Lancaster raising he salaries of the miperlntcndent from : sno to $1,000 carried. His Attention vns called to the law definitely fixing ho salary at $800 , nnd he was com piled to move a reconsideration. The aw prevailed. ' New insurance department , deputy commissioner of insurance , $1COO per innum ; clerk , $1,200. When this do- mrtmcnt was under the auditor the nsuranco deputy got $1,200 and clerk 1,000. The motion to add a stenograph- ir at $800 failed , the senate believing ho clerk at $1,200 could also bo a Bte- lographer. It was provided that $350 > o appropriated to pay the Insurance leputy in the auditor's office during ho three months before the Weaver ) ill goes into effect , and also $250 for ho clerk. Milford Soldiers' Home , surgeon's jalary raised to $180 per annum , Instead of $400. Steward and nurse added , $210. Beatrice Institute for the Feeble Minded , superintendent's salary raised rom $1,800 to $2,000 ; salary of five enchers reduced from $ GOO to $500 each. The following appropriation bills voro recommended for passage : H. R. 290 , Lincoln Asylum addition , ; 40,000 ; H. R. 8 , Hastings Asylum nd- lltion , $30,000 ; H. R. 330 , Beatrice In- jtltute , $48,000 ; II. R. 538 , Institute for Blind , Nebraska City , $0,000 ; H. R. 280 , Deaf and Dumb Institute , Omaha , $25- )00 ; H. R. 275 , Deaf and Dumb Insti- ute , Omaha , $7,700 ; H. R. 421 , Jansen pure food bill , $5,000 ; H. R. 9 , Hastings Asylum , sundry improvements , $15,000 ; otnl , $176,700. The closing day's session of the sen ate on the 31st was called to order at 9:15 : by Lieutenant Governor Gilbert. Prayer by the caaplain was preceded Dy the senate singing n verse of 'America. " The consideration of house bill No. 501 , the general appropriation bill , was resumed. Appropriation Items for the state institutions , as they passed the house , were reduced In the sums nam ed : Hospital for insane at Norfolk : Fuel and lights , $14,000 to $12,000 ; flues In three boilers , $1,500 to $1,000 ; board and clothing , $12,500 to $35,00J. Total reduction , $10.000. Hospital for the Insane at Lincoln : Electric light and dynamo wiring , in creased from $100 to $300. Total in crease , $300. Asylum for chronic insane at Hast ings : New boilers , $3,000 , and reset ting the same $1,000 , stricken out. To tal reduction , $4,000. The committee was , as Senator Van Dusen said , "slashing In the dark , " In making these various reductions , having no committee report or information mation on which to base their action. There was consequently much calling for "Information , " and much unsatis fying disputation as to the several items. Senator Prout moved to reconsider the vote cutting out the items of $3,000 for boilers and $1,000 for resetting of same at Hastings. The motion pre vailed and the items were restored , as adopted by the house. House roll No. 421 , the Jansen "pure food" bill , establishing a food com mission , was passed. House roll No. 8 , appropriating $30- 000 for a new building at the asylum for the chronic insane at Hastings , enroll roll call received 17 yeas and 9 nayc. nnd so failed of passage with the emer gency clause. The emergency clause being stricken out , the bill was passed. House roll No. 290 , appropriating $40,000 for the erection of a fire-aroof wing to the hospital for the Insane at Lincoln , was passed. House roll No. 01 , appropriating $25,000 to provide for an executive mansion and furnish the same , was passed. House roll No. 285 , to authorize mu tual hog insurance companies , was passed with the emergency clause. House roll No. 021 , relating to road taxes , was passed with the emergency clause. House roll No. 585 , authorizing the governor to appoint the superintend ent of the boys' reform school at Kear ney , was passed with the emergency clause. House roll No. 385 , thn Dntwollpr bill amendatory to the Omaha charter , was passed by a vote of 20 yeas to 5 nays. At 11:45 : p. m. the senate , by unani mous consent , decided to be "at ease' until 9 o'clock tomorrow morninc. IlOUSh In the bouse on the 25th the follow ing bills were taken up under the order of bills on third reading : S. F. 203 , making the offices of city marshal and city attorney elective in cities of over 5,000 Inhabitants ; passed by a vote of 71 to 0. S. F. 130 , making dogs personal property ; passed , 05 to 7. S. F. 135 , an amendment to the mu tual fire insurance law ; passed , 59 to 15. 15.H. H. R. 254 , amending section C , tltla 2 , civil code , and providing that there shall bo no limitation to the time within which counties or municipal corporations may begin an action for the recovery of the tltlo of pos session of roads or streets ; passed , 61 to 10. H. R. 502. appropriating $5,000 for the relief of Nebraska City ; failed to pass , 42 to 30. II. R. 289 , requiring saloon keepers to furnish surety company bont'ti ; passed , 52 to 28. S. F. 298 , the resolution of thanks to the Frst regiment nt Manila ; passed 29 to 0. S. F. 18 , authorizing the organiza tion of mutual surety bond compan ies ; passed OS to 12. S. F. 113. permitting imprisonment nt hnrd labor for fines nnd costs ; passed. S. F. 119 , relating to action ngalnat Joint tenants ; passed. S. F. 124 , to prevent the careless set ting out of fires ; passed. H. R , 303 , the Myers compulsory education bill , wns advanced to a third rending. The house adjourned to 2 o clock Monday r.ftcrnoon. H. R. 31 S , by Fiynu , nn not requiring all buildiiiKd four stories or over , ex cept tlioso used ns private residences , to be provided with one or more metal lic or Blair flro canapes , ladders or stairs from each story , was passed by a vote of 74 to 2. II. R. 021 , by Detwcller , an act amending the tax law nnd putting one- half 1 of the road funds In cities of the metropolitan and first-class in the hands 1 of the city council to bo used un der the direction and control of the board ! of park commissioners in the Improvement of the park roads nnd j jI boulevards , was passed by a vote of 09 to I 8. 8.H. . R. 191 , by Tanner , n bill appropri ating $500 for the relief of Cyrus Baker 'I of Nance county , who was injured In the discharge of his duties ns sheriff , wns passed by a vote of 04 to 9. H. R. 303 , by Myers , an act to require all persons between the ages of 8 and 14 and all persons over the ago of 14 and under 1C who cannot read the Eng lish language to attend some public or private school or schools in the state , and to provide penalties for the viola tion , was passed by a vote of 07 to 3. II. R. 457 , by Murray , an act appro priating $3,214.80 for the relief of Thurston county nnd further appro priating $2,584.28 for the relief of Dixon - on and Cuming counties , was passed by a vote of 58 to 11. H. R. 517 , by Myers , fixing the bound aries of Sarpy county , was passed by a vote of 07 to 3. H. R. 347 , by Fisher , an act creating n state registry of brands and marks , a state brand nnd marks upon live stock , was passed by a vote of G3 to 9. A motion to go Into the committee of the whole demanded a roll call and was carried by a vote of 57 to 15. H. R. 303 , by Israel of Dnndy , an act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of the experimental sta- ona located by act of the legislature f 1891 at Culbertson , Gordon and Ogal- lla , and appropriating the sum of $30- 00 for the same , the money to be ex- ended under the direction of the state rd of agriculture , was rccommend- d for indefinite postponmcnt , with nrdly a dissenting vote. H. R. 421 , by Jnnsen , an act creating food commission , defining its powers nd duties and of the officers and agents hereof ; regulating the manufacture nil sale of foods , including "imitation Hitter" nnd "imitation cheese" and airy products ; providing for a system f reports , inspection and permits , nnd ixlng fees for the same ; providing pen- iltles for violations , and making an .nnunl appropriation of $5,000 for car- ylng the act into elicct , was recom mended for passage , sections 5 and 11 being striken out and many other min or amendments being made. In the bouse on the 28th H. R. 366 .ho Wllcox bill to redlstrlct the state , was read and the roll was called on .he passage of the bill , when the vote was counted it stood 31 for and C4 against. Bills on third reading were taken up. .1. R. 421 , by Jnnsen , the food commis sion bill , a bill creating a food commis sion , defining its duties nnd powers and of the officers nnd agents thereof ; regu lating the manufacture and Bale ol food , including "imitation butter" nnd 'Imitation cheese" nnd dairy products ; providing for a system of reports , In spection nnd permits , nnd fixing foes for the same ; providing penalties for vio- ntions and making an annual appro priation of $5,000 for carrying the acl intp effect , was passed by a vote of 81 to 55. H. R. 4CG , by Weaver , an net pro viding for the repairing of temporary plank nnd board sidewalks In cities ol the second class , was passed by a vote of 71 to 2. H. R. 159 , by Armstrong , an act ap propriating $491.90 for the relief of Josephus W. Bush , was passed by a vote of GO to 14. H. R. COO , by the committee on defi ciencies , an act making nn appropria tion for the payment of miscellaneous 'terns of Indebtedness owing by the state , came up. Committee amend ments allowed the Mllford Soldiers' home $1,724.34 for deficiencies to April 1 , and $531.30 "estimated deficiencies' for visiting and examining board. An amendment by Clark of Lancaster struck out the latter item and the other was adopted. A number of small Items of deficien cies for the auditor's office were adopted. An amendment to the printed bill was presented allowing Mrs. Hoxle $600 ns matron of the Kearney Institution , $400.10 for fuel and $321.01 for other items. A discussion on this amend ment developed the fact that a matron for the Institution never wns provided for and the item of $000 was unauthor ized. It was striken out and the other items were allowed. The committee amendment allowing the secretary of the irrigation board $1,445.75 was cut to $500. The deficiency claims for printing various state reports amounting to $5,800 were allowed. A claim for $2,558.00 for salary of grain inspector wns presented as an amendment but was voted down. Amendments to the printed bill al lowing the following amounts were adopted : Omaha Deaf and Dumb In stitute , $1,371.95 ; Lincoln Hospital for the Insane , $2,100 ; Institute for the Blind , $1,838.39. Another claim of salary for a grain Inspector amounting to $3,010 was de feated. The first thing on the 29th the house took np bills on third rending nnd H. R. 292 , by Lane of Lancaster , amend ing the law regarding the grading of streets , repairs of viaducts and regu lation of railway crossings in cities , was passed. S. F. 127 , the amendment to the Lin coln charter , was passed by a vote of 09 to 13. H. R. 392 , by Detweller , pro viding for the election of police Judge in the city of Omaha , passed by a vote of 09 to G. S. F. 144 , by Prout , to prevent the damaging or cutting down of shade trees , was passed. S. F. 145 , a curative bill relating to receivers of stolen property , wns passed by n vote of 71 to 3. S. F. 93 , a curative bill , relating to the amendment of pleadings , was passed. S. F. 97. 151 , 153 , 155 , 15G , 157 , 129 , 126 , 125. 58 and SO , nil curntlvo bills , were passed. H. R. 603 , the miscellaneous claims bill , which carries nn appropriation of about $15,000 , cnme'iip on third read ing and pas passed with the emergency stricl'en out by a vote of 51 to 30. Sev eral members recorded themselves against the bill because of the mixture of meritorious claims with what they termed n "plain steal. " II H. liO ! ) , appropriating the sum of $914.77 to pay for books and supplies for the state library , was passed with only ten votes against it. II. R. 600 , the deficiency appropriation bill , was passed. The claims provided for amount to $30,669.41. A large number of senate bills were end the second tlmo nnd referred to committees. H. R. 210 , by Burmnn , providing for .he government , regulation , oxamlna- .ion , reporting and reorganizing the justness of building and loan assocla- ; lens , wns passed. In iho house on the 30th standing committees reported to the general file * S. F. 249 , 201 , 213 , 216 , 284 , 287 , 330 , 275 , 7 , 257 , 187 , 199 , 137 , 170 and 303. In committee of the whole S. F. ICO , Front's bill to appoint a commission to codify the statutes , was indefinitely postponed without debate , by a vote of 52 to 29. S. F. 202 , requiring county treasurers to deposit funds in the banks of the ounty on nn Interest rate agreed upon between the treasurer and the banks , said funds to be subject to check , was indefinitely postponed. S. F. , by Senator Reynolds of Dawes , an act to provide for the registration , leasing , selling and general manage ment of the educational land of the state ; to provide for collection of rent al , Interest an principal payments thereon nnd for the distribution of funds nrlslng therefrom , was recom mended for passage. S. F. 22 , by Senator Noyes of Douglas , to change the districts according to the number of population , wns recommend ed for passage. S. F. 41 , by Senator Currlo of Custer , an act to provide free attendance at public high schools of nonresidents , and to provide for expense thereof , was recommended to pass. S. F. 137 , by Senator McCargar , to provide for a Hen for nccounts due for threshing grain , or shelling corn , and to provide for the recording and fore closure of the same , was recommended for passage. S. F. 133 , by Senator Arends , chang ing the time of election of village trus tees , was recommended for passage. S. F. Gby Senator Fowler of Fll- more , amending section 1036 , Code of Cival Procedure , relating to appraising the value of property not to exceed $200 , wns recommended for passage. S. F. 12 , by Senator Miller , to pro hibit the platting of encumbered land into city , town or village lots , was rec ommended to pass. Olmsted's motion that the action of the committee on S. F. 41 be not con curred In was carried and the bill was engrossed for third reading. Mr. Fisher moved that the commit tee's report on S. F. 287 be not con curred in and that the bill be engrossed for third reading. The motion wns car ried by a vote of 41 to 37. Standing committees reported S. F. 302 , 231 and 338 tothe general file and indefinitely postponed S. F. 91 , 319 , 172 , 279 and 266. The sifting committee reported that the following bills be advanced to third reading : S. F. 41 , 302,176.131 , 231 , 211 , 212 , 214 , 61 , 35 , 277 and 338. The house on the 31st was called to order by Speaker Clark at 9 a. m. for the lost day's session. Pollard's motion to have sent to Colonel Stotsenberg a record of the action In expunging Its previous cen sure was adopted. The clock was turned back at 11:40 : until the hands of the clock indicated 8:40. : 8:40.Tho The members of the house left the hall for luncheon without a formal recess being taken. The house was called to order at 2 p. m , by the speaker. Burns of Lancaster made a motion , to advance to third reading senate fllo No. 275 , amending the anti-free street car pass law by exempting firemen and policemen from its provisions. The motion was agreed to. Bills on third reading were taken , up. Senate file No. 44 , by Miller , a bill to make cattle stealing punishable In the same manner that horse steal- in" now is , wan passed by a vote of 79 to 0. Senate file No. 15 , the Van Dusen primary election bill , was passed. Senate file No. 281 , providing for presentation of medals to each officer and man in the First , Second and Third Nebraska regiments , and la Troop K , was passed. Senate file No. 275 was read the third time and passed. Senate file No. 161 , providing that certain funds be transferred by county board to the free high school fund of such county , wns passed by a vote of 66 to 4. A vote of thanks to Speaker Clark was given. The members "drifted out" for supper. The report of the committee tnat Investigated the auditor's office was submitted. Among other things the report states that under the law as enunciated by a majority of the court , Cornell would not be convicted If Im peached by the legislature. The com mittee , therefore , reports the facts without recommendation. The report , which covered twenty- four typewritten pages , was signed by all members of the committee and was adopted without a dissenting vote. At fifteen minutes after midnight the house took a recess until 9 o'clock Saturday morning. CnmpiilRnry Kdiicatlon Hill . II. R. 303 , which passed the house al most unanimously on the 27th , was the compulsory education bill over which there has been some contention be tween the Catholics and the Luther ans. The substitute that was finally adopted was drawn by State Superin tendent Jackson and was entirely ngreed upon by the Catholics nnd the Lutherans , being satisfactory to both sects. The Japanese cruiser Chltose , the handiwork of the Union Iron Works of San Francisco , and the first war ves sel built in tills port for a foreign pow er , sailed for the Orient last week. As the big vessel passed down the bay to ward the ocean the vessels In the har bor saluted her. The battleship Iowa saluted with her colors , and hundreds of people along the water front bade adieu to the battleship.