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McCOOK , : : : : NEB
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
NEBRASKA'S EXHIBIT. The New Orleans
Exposition Dally says : "The flno display
made by Nebraska at the exposition Is the ad
miration of all visitors. Of all the states and
territories represented In the government
building none are more extensive or elabor
ate and none are arranged with more taste
and skill. Nebraska covers a largo amount
of space and covers It well. There Is no waste ,
no vacant space , but every part Is rendered
pleasing and attractive to the eye by tbo ad
vantageous arrangement and the wonderful
produt ts of the soil are so displayed as to
catch the visitor's attention directly he enters
that sectton'and to hold him therefor along
while in wonder and admiration and tbo re
mark Is herd many times during the day that
Nebraska shows up grandly.
"Among other things Nebraska exhibits
aome very Interesting antiquities , including
a number of ancient Spanish commissions
Issued to Indian chiefs. The most notable of
these is one from Baron do Corondelet , in the
name of Spain , dated May 13,1706 , in which
tbe baron , aa governor of the whole territory
of Louisiana , confers chieftainship on Wagi-
gosaby ( Little Black Bear ) over the Manas
tribe of Indians , from which tbe name Omaha
Is derived. The commissions are printed and
written entirely in Spanish , and came into
the possession of Governor Furnas while be
was United States Indian commissioner from
1864 to 1868.
"Here , also , may be scon one of tbe Jackson
medals , of solid silver , with a history that
makes it very valuable. It was presented by
Andrew Jrakson to Spotted Jhief , of the
Choweo band of Pawnee Indians , in 1829 , as a
token of respect for h's nobility of bearing
and behavior to tbe whites. It is owned bv
Wm. Kndree , of Central City , Nebraska , and
is for sale to the highest bidder. A standing
offer of $1,500 has already been made for it. "
THEG. A7R. The new commander of the
O. A. R. , department of Nebraska , has issued
a general order as follows announcing his
The department' commander , elected at tbo
eight annual encampment of tbe Grand Army
of the Republic , at Beatrice , Neb. , January
28,1885 , hereby assumes the duties of tiat of
fice , with headquarters at Juniata , Adams
county , Nebraska. Expressing sincere grati
tude for the exalted trust imposed , he earn
estly invites the fraternal co-operation of all
comrades in the determination to make this a
year of contlnuedenthusiasm and growth.
The following comrades are , hereby , ap
pointed as the official Stan of tbo department
commander , and are to be respected and
obeyed accordingly :
Assistant Adjutant General S. J. Shirley ,
Juniata , Neb.
Assistant Quartermaster General Harry 8.
HotchklBs , Lincoln. Nebraska.
Inspector J. C. Lewis , Fremont , Nebraska.
Judge Advocate J. Q. Goss , Bellevuc , Ne
Chief Musterinp Officer J. W. Llvering-
liouee. Grand Iplund. Nebraska.
Senior A. D. C. G. E. Whitman , Oxford , Ne
, Additional appointments will be made as
A. D. C. on stall of department commander
on recommendation of post commanders.
By order of
' A. V. COLE , Dep't Commander.
8. J. SimiLEr , A. A. G.
i THE STATE IN BRIEF.
The Neligh railway bill covers eighty printed
Cumlng'county has organized an agrlcul ,
tural society. .
Revival meetings At Arapahoe have been
Nebraska bos seventy-three counties and
5 The Commercial bank has been organized at
Sidney ha shai an additional SO-acre tract
surveyed into town lots.
The people of Albion are making a strong
move to abolish the saloons.
The people of Ord count with certainty on
a railroad the present year.
Tbe Lancaster county lair will be held at
the Eome tin e of the state fair.
- Norfolk's school enrollment is 2GS , with a
daily average attendance of 230.
A great many towns anticipate building
booms with the opening of spring.
License o ; no license will bo the question
with the inc > ming board of Saline.
Many farmers are receiving seeds through
the courtesy of Senator Manderson.
Several citizens of Plainview intend visiting
the White River country in the spring.
There are over two hundred students in at
tendance at .the normal school in Peru.
The groundhog saw his shadow and the coTd
weather has since put in an appearance.
A stock company is about to be formed in
Dorchester for the purpose of raising fine
Tbe license or no license questions will fig
ure largely at the spring elections in many
Albion's new school building is completed
and has been accepted by the school com
The senate committee has reported favora
bly the bill for the sale of the Winnebngo res
"Wm. Freeman will put in about one month
in weighing the mail between Red Cloud and
A boy named Graham , living near Holmes-
vflle , had a leg broken by a horse falling up
on him. i
' A family of seven were- nearly asphyxiated
in Omaha lost week from coal gas from a
i Several farmers of Pawnco county report
losses in infant swine , the result of extreme
! Bents are advancing in Arapahoe , notwith
standing that a large number of buildings
1 The force in the Union Pacific Ehops at
Omaha bos been greatly increased einco the
1st of January.
I In the destruction of his mill atLInwood
Mr. Johnson lost about $5,000. The insurance
was about $1,000.
Increased number of school children neces
sitates the employment of another school
teacher at Schuyler. *
1 Hastings architects report that they have a
large amount of business in band for " the
opening of spring. *
I Several Brownvilfe people are going o
southern Kansas to try their fortunes In cul
tivation oft osoil.
I Many gooa words are being spoken in be
half of Beatrice in connection with the re-
unlon.thcre in September. %
i The B. & M. depot down at Beatrice was
tapped the other day for $33.30. No 'clue to
the money or the thief.
! Corn is now bringing 24 cents in many
places , and predictions ore that ' 30 cents will
soon be the ruling figure. >
I Milo Evans , a merchant at Beaver- City , was
arrested on the charge of bastardy , on com
[ plaint of a Miss Bowman.
I Many farmers have corn In the field to
'gather ' as soon as the weather Is-suca that it
'can ' bo done with comfort. - . - l
I A man in Frontier county tried bis'Tu-eaK.
Wplow week before lost. He found moat
[ too much frost for good work. . . \
The Gordon townnrite ha jnot yet been loca
ted , and interested parties are awaiting devel
opments with breathless suspense.
Fifty converts were added to the M.tE. .
church in Beatrice as the result of the relJg-
ious'awakening recently held there.
The Masonlp fraternity of'Omaha arc con
gratulating to omeelvea on the recent removal
of Bellevue chapter , No. 7 , to that city ,
The now county of Dorsey , in the north
western part of the state , will soon be organ
ized. Gordon expects to be the county seat.
Mr. Doreey , custodian ol th'o cloak room "of
the house of rep'rescntatives , lost a child from
diphtbeiia at his homo in Fuller ton last week
The returns of the Dorchester treasurer
show a deficit of $2,064.48 , the amount the
thief who broke into the treasurer's saiestolo
Valentino reports the spring rush of se t
tiers as already setting in. At the United
States land office the entries average thirty
4 Thieves broke into the coal of apoorworcan
in Omaha and stole a good portion of her fuel.
The coal of a rich man , near by was not dis
A boy named Peters , living near Superior ,
was thrown from a wagon by a runaway
team , receiving a broken arm and a badly
A number of hogs recently died in the
vicinity of Tecumseh. An examination be
ing mode it was found that the intestines
were full of worms.
the Arapahoe Pioneer says that stock men
from the upper Muddy range report ca'tlo as
wintering well thus far , and but little loss Is
anticiptcd In that quarter.
Fred Wolff , a German , living twelve miles
fromSeward , suicided by shooting himself
with a 22-caltbre pistol. He placed the muzzle
of the weapon in bis mouth.
Carrie Mullln is held in 'Jail at Omaha on
charge of tampering with the United States
mall ? , in opcningaletterbelongingto another
person and taking money from it.
It is the opinion of many who are learned
in the law that the supreme court will decide
that the legislative amendment voted upon
at the late election was adopted.
After February 9th no bills can be intro
duced in the legislature except those which
come from committees. Four hundred bills
will probablv have been tallied before that
The piers for the bridge Over the Nlobrara
river at Niobrara are all driven , and the con
tractors have commenced to get the Iron on
he ground for the building of the superstruc
Jenesaw has proEpets. of securing a mill.
I PI ties have been looking over the ground
wit h the view of establishing such an enter
prise , providing they can secure a small
The Otoo land coses , in which several promi
nent citizens of Gage county are prominent
ly and vitally interested , will be called for
trial at the March term of the United States
court , in Omaha.
Death is announced at Philadelphia of T. E
Sickles , for several years general superin
tendent of the Union Pacific railroad. Ho
was one of the ablest and best known civi
engineers in the United States.
Jacob Lamb , a resident of Chapman , who
has been confined to his bed for the lasteight
weeks with a disease known as tuberculosis
of the knee joint , ' had his leg amputated
through the thigh to save his life.
At the encampment meeting in Beatrice
although over a thousand ex-veterans were
present , not to exceed three got'under the In.
fiuence of liquor. So much for tbo .sobriety
and dignity of the Grand Army boys.
The Creighton News says it is rumored that
In event of the county treasurer failing to
publish the financial statement of the condl
tlon of the county , as required by law , some
of the citizens willtako legal steps to compel
him to do his duty.
A bill has been introduced in the house to
establish a state board of health. By its pro
visions the governor , with the advice and con
sent of the senate , is authorized to appoint
seven persom as members of such board , who
arc to held their offices for a term of seven
A stranger from Dakota was swindled out
of $61 in Omaha a few days ago. It was the
same old baggage racket , on which charges
were to be paid. The1 Dakota man handed
over the required sum , and EOOH after doing
so he was unable to find the man whom he
The Albion News says that Mr. C.De Roberts
has taken his children from the public schools
and declares his intention to resign as a mem
ber of the board and have nothing to do with
a school district that compels his children to
listen to the reading of the scriptures and the
repetition of the Lord's prayer.
Three armed men held up the Deadwood-
Sldney stage at apointaboutfour miles south
of the Running Water , and secured the empty
treasure box , but let pass unsearched the
heavily currency-laden business man who
ivas the only passenger. Learning afterward
what they had missed they brought and left
it the roadside the poverty-stricken treasure
A special from Washington says that Con
gressman Laird is improving , and will be able
to ride out soon , it is believed. It is a strange
fatality that the horse which stumbled and
threw Mr. Laird on New Year's day and rolled
upon and broke the man's leg , died a violent
ieath a dav or two ago. The brute fell again
ind broke his neck and was carried to the
The celebrated "Doc" Middleton gives an
iccount of himself in a two-column article in
he Sidney Plolndealer , and closes with the
'allowing : "It is my purpose and wish to so
jonduct myself In the future as not to be a
riolator of the laws of my country. All that
[ ask is to be let alone while trying to earn an
tonest living. I am , I think , not unlike other
nen in desiring not to be the victim of faU-e-
lood , and I hope I do not beg too much in
isking the newspapers to let up on mu now
hat I have suffered the penalty of the law. "
Irv. Farabee , the young man who killed
Harrison Young , near Liberty school house ,
n Adams county , by a single blow of his fist ,
vas cxhonerated by the coroner's jury , and
is'no one has filed a complaint against him ,
10 is allowed to go forth a free man. So far
is the Hastings Nebraskan can learn , ho
eemsr-to possess the sympathy of the nelgh-
lorhbod Irrwhlch the unfortunate tragedy oc-
urred , and there seems to be no doubt but
hattheffghtwas forced upon him and that
ic had no idea that his blow would be attend-
d with such fatal results.
A David City correspondent writes : An
pidemlc has prevailed In this section during
he fall and early winter that has been quite
erious In some herds , while many of the
irmers have lost none. Those herds that
ave been afflicted have suffeied loss ranging
11 the way from two to three up to twenty
ercent The doctors that have made post
lortem examinations say that its symptoms
re similar to those recognized in pleuro-
neumonta. Still it Is not the contagious dls-
ase. It is to L.C regretted that wo have no
tate veterinarian , tome one who can suggest
prevontlves. .Itfrequently costs , morojlhan
tbo worth of the animal to cure it , whereas a
little precaution and care in the right direc
tion and at the right time would have avoided
Itficems that the press of the state has re
ported that Mrs. Thomas 'McNeill is the
mother of the first white child born on the
Omaha reservation , the same occurring July
19,1881. The Dakota City Eagle has received
several letters from residents on the
reservation in regard to the report being
false , and among them is a letter from
T. H. Graves , of Pcndar. Nebraska. He says
"tbo first child , a girl , was born on May 18 ,
1884 , andMrs-IdaKinsellaistho mother. " It
is said that a donation of 100 acres of land is
to be given the child.
The Now York weekly bank statement. . as
follows : Reserve increase , $1,114,000. The
banks now hold $54,9 5,000 in excess of legal
Thomas Morris , a negro aged 23 , was taken
from the calaboose at Shullcnburg. Texas , , by
a masked mob and banged.to a tree. It is al
leged that he ravished a white girl of thir
Lake Ontario is frozen ten miles out from
the shore and the ice is strong enough for
teaming. Such a thing is unprecedented.
Several schools In Hamilton , Ontario , were
dismissed on account of the cold.
A fire in the signal service building at
Washington destroyed and damaged a num.
ber of valuable meteorological records and
almost rulr.ed some of the flneitinstruments
in the office. The fire was confined to the
second , third and fourth floors.
Vice-President-elect Hcndricks arrived at
New Orleans on the 7lh by special train. In
response to an address he made an appropri
ate speech , in which ho stated that the sole
object of his trip south .was to visit the expo
sition , and if possible contribute somewhat
to its success.
The merchants of Winnipeg have given for
mal notice that they will take means to secure -
, cure rates on lines running through the
United States and bring Winnipeg freights
that way , unless the Canadian Pacific railway
immediately discontinues discriminating
against Winnipeg In favor of points further
During a riot at Eureka , Col. , between Chi
nese a' stray bullet killed David Kendall , a
member of the city council. Another severe
ly wounded a boy. The news created such in
tense excitement that a moss meeting'was
called. Over 1,000 citizens responded. Reso
lutions of indignation at the lawless acts of
the Chinese were adopted. A committee was
appointed to notify the Chinese that all must
leave the city.
The New York board of trade and trans
portation passed a resolution setting forth
that the railroads charged higher rates to par
ties using the canals than they did Hhose ig
noring that means of transportation , and con
demning the practice as opposed to public in
terests , and urging the legislature to remedy
the evil. The board also passed a resolution
respecting the excessive elevator charges ,
and asked for legislation establishing the rate
of charges , and that , while protecting the
vast interests of the canals , they should at
the same time be just to elevator intcre ? -
The president has transmitted to congress
the memoriul of the United States commis
sioners to the New Orleans exposition , re
questing on additional appropriation to ex
tinguish the deficit in its accounts and asking
authority to re'open the exposition during
the winter of 1883-0.
The legislative , executive and judicial ap
propriation bill , reported to the house , recom
mends an appropriation of $21,213,701 , which
is S1,088,4C8 less than the estimates and $272,902
less than the appropriation passed for the
fiscal year. The bill reduces the salaries of
150 special examiners in the pension bureau
provided for at the last session from $1,600 to
The senate committee on Indian affairs ,
which recently investigated the leasing of
lands by Indians to cattle men , will make a
partial report In a few days , recommending
a sub-committee bo appointed to visit the In
dian Territory and Montana during the sum
mer to Investigate the policy of Indians leas-
ingthcir land. The committee will also report
that officials of the interior department , ex
cept certalij Indian agents and traders , Lave
not been guilty of improper conduct In con
nection with the leases of Indian lands.
"Two agents , Townshend and Pollack , " it will
say , "interested themselves In the leases
while government officials , contrary to law. "
At a meeting of the river and harbor com
mittee it was decided to report amendments
to the river and harbor appropriation bill ,
eliminating the item which proposed to make
Capt. Eads consulting engineer for the Mis *
sissippi river and to place him in charge of
the improvement of Galveston harbor. The
amendments will reduce the appropriation
proposed for Galveston harbor from $750,000
to $500,000 , and will provide that no part of
this sum shall be expended until the harbor
commission provided for in the bill examines
the harbor and makes a report to the secre
tary of war.
Frof. R. Frank Dodal has been indicted by
the grand'jury of Madison county , Iowa , for
Russell Sage was at the Tombs police court
in New York a few days ago to answer to a
3harge of larceny preferred by Jonathan S.
AtPoplarylllc , Miss. , the town marshal.of
Boone attempted to arrest a mau named
Sanders , and in the struggle each shot the
Thomas Morris , a negro aged 23 , was taken
rromtho calaboose at Schullenberg , Texas ,
by a masked mob and hanged to a tree. It is
illcged that he outraged a white girl of 13.
J. W. Murray was hanged at Portland , Oregon
gen , in the presence of less than thirty wit-
icsscs. The prisoner maintained good spirits
M the last. His neck was broken by the fall ,
md death was instantaneous.
3Lee Linn , editor of the Courant at Wabash ,
[ nd. , was accosted by William Hickey , of
Lagro , who had made threats , against Linn's
ifo. The latter pulled a revolver and shot
ilm twice through the breast. He will die. .
After a long and tedious preliminary cx-
tmluation before Mayor Stcpbenson at Wa-
) osh , lnd.t Lee Linn , who shot Bill Hickey ,
vas discharged. The crowd rushed forward
; j shake hands with Mr. Linn. Congratula-
lens came from all directions and a few ad
Hirers presented him with a purse.
Mrs. Dudley , of New York , who shot Rossa ,
ras token to the supreme court on a writ of ,
labeas corpus. Her conusol claimed thalt as .
be bed not been convicted of any offense
he should be released from imprisonment or
dmitted to bail. Counsel for the prosecu.
Ion asked to have the prisoner remanded and
udge Donahue granted the request.
The news from Khartoum created anim
lensesensatlonlnPorls Lord Lyons , British
mbassadorvhail-an i . .tervie'trMUI me prime
ilnlster during be day.
AM forthadotecd in a Condensed Report of
( he KebratJea legislature.
SENATE. In the senate on the 7th the three-
cent passenger rate bill , introduced by snell ,
was read ar third time and discussed at consid
erable length. Burr moved to recommit , say
ing , in explanation , that he wanted the bill
fixed BO that railroads could charge more than
three cents west of the 100th meridian.
Hastings could see no reason why the oil !
should be rushed through at the present time.
Ho wanted more time to consider the matter.
Durland wanted Burr's amendment 'to 02
adopted. He lived In a part of the state win ru
more railroads were needed , and he thought
the legislature ought to'be careful about pass
ing any bill that would prevent the extension
otrailroads. The bill was finally made a spe
cial order for Thursday.
After the regular order of business was
passed through the senate adjourned over un
HOUSE. In the house the bill to prevent the
spread of contagious diseases among domestic
animals was reported upon favorably. Anutn
her of other bills were reported upon.
Two bills were passed , one relating to edu
cational institutions , enanginj * name and
grade. The oth ( r was the house committee on
railways' bill , which reduce ? passenger rates
in Nebraska to three cents a mile.
A resolution was introduced by Stevenson
providing for the appointment of a committee
whose duty It shall be to visit the institution
for the feeble minded at Glen wood , Iowa , and
to report upon the needs of such an institu
tion for Nebraska. Adopted. Stevenson ,
Holt and Bailey were appointed upon the com
Bills relating to county seats , township or
ganization anu to counties were indefinitely
postponed , and the house adjourned until
SENATE. in the senate on the 9th six bills
were passed. Among them was one providing
for the purchase of a fire engine by cities of
the second class and villages , and another
amending the criminal code relating to game.
During the session Burr arose to a question
of privilege and called the attention of the
senata to a statement published in the Omaha
Bee.statinjr that the school land investigating
committee she old send for Senator Burr , that
he might fell how he and his brother-in-law
( Sheldon ) have divided with Latham , etc. , etc.
Replying , Burr said he was never connected ,
directly or indirectly , with the school land
leases and that he was ready to thus testify in
any com t.
HOUSE. Bassett. from the committee on
university autl normal schools , reported favorably - ,
ably upon appioprlatlon bills to meet current
expenses of these Institutions. The bills were
referred to the committees on finance and on
wars and means.
Iving offered a resolution that the housa
had , in reckless extiavagance , already engaged
more employes than was necessary , and pro
viding that two assistant doorkeepers and
janitors be excused from day service , that they
might attend the hall during the cveuings of
each week. Laid on the table.
Crawford , chairman of the special commit
tee appointed to visit the state fishery at
North Bend , reported the condition of the in
stitution as favorable and recommended an
appropriation of $8,310 for making improve
ments and carrying on the fishery.
Twenty bills were introduced during the
day , the last being house roll 400.
SENATE. In the senate on the 10th the bill
to prevent fraudulent removal of mortgaged
property , another dispensing with grant ! juries
in certain cases , and a bill providing for the
election of countv attorneys were recorted
upon favorably. 'The bill providing for pro
tection against high water also passed.
The bill relating to physiology and hygiene
In public schools was read a third time , but
was recommitted. It was afterward taken up
Day's bill compelling opposing railroads
with connecting lines to forward cars was dis
cussed at length. The bill was finally recom
mended to pass.
HOUSE. The house In committee of the
whole considered H. R. No. 132 , a bill to define
tbe boundaries of Logan county , and recom
mended its passage.
Wright reported back from the committee
on public lands and buildings adversely upon
house roll 253 , to establish a board of state
Thccapitol appropriation bill was taken up
in committee of the whole. Olmstcad offered
an amendment to the amendment of Nettlcton
making the levy three-fourths instead of one-
half a mill. Lost. An amendment making it
i half mill was carried.
SENATE. The senate , on the lltb , wentinto
committee of the whole on the bill to regulate
railroad corporations in their transportation
jf passengers and baggage , and to fix a maxi
mum rate of charges therefor. Maximum pas
senger rates are fixed at 3 cents per mile ; chil-
Iren under six years of age are to be trans
ported free. Tae violations of any of the pro
visions of the act arc to be punisuablc by tine
md imprisonment an'l damages may be col
lected by persons whoa2 rights under the law
ire Disregarded. Several amendments were
offered aud agreed to , after which the commit
tee decided to admit of passage of the bill as
The senate then , without final action , con
sidered the Ireight bill. It is an act to classify
: he railways in the state of Nebraska and to
rstablish maximum rates for freight and pas
senger tariffs , to rpgulate the carriage of
freight and passengers thereon , to provide
jenolties for the violation of any of the pro-
risions of this act , and to repeal sections 1 and
J of article a. of chapter 7 2 of the compiled
statutes of Nebraska , entitled "Railroads , "
md all acts and parts of acts in conflict here-
HOUSE. In the house a number of bills
verc reported upon unfavorably , among thtm
line revenue bills being indefinitely post-
House roll 42 was read a tbird time and
> assed. This bill amends st ction 12 , chapter
[ , of the criminal code , and relates to forciLlj
tssaults against females.
' Stevenson's bill , to enable school districts ,
ihurcbes and cemeteries to purchase landfrom
he state , was pa-sed.
Th bill providing for an appropriation of
> 10,000 for the home ni th : friendless was re-
ionsidtired for passage.
Tbe committee r n puMIc lands and bulld-
ngs reported a bill proviuing for the erection
it a hospital for tin ; in ano without uaming a
ocatlon. Ail other bil s i elating to the same
ubjcct were indelii itelj- postpone , ! . The same
rmm tt e also reported a bill providing for
he erection of a normal school , with ut lo-
latlng the same. Other bills relating thereto
rere iLdefinitcly postponed.
SENATE. Senate file six was read third
hne and passed. This bill is to prevent
rauelulcnt removal and sale of mortgaged
During the afternoon twelve bills were
lassed. Among tbem was senate file 14 , fix-
ogthe passenger rates on railways ; also a
liu providing for the election of county attor-
leys , a bill i elating to Fort Kearney , tocora-
lel railway companies to exhibit a schedule of
reight tariffs at their depots , and a bill to re
quire railways to connect with competing
The freight tariff bill came up again and the
.mendments were discussed , but no definite
ction was bad. A number of bills were re-
lorted f avorabty and placed on the general file.
Meiklejolm introduced S. F. 215 , to prohibit
he keeping of billiard and gaining tables in
HOUSE. The special committee appointed
o obtain opinion from the supreme court re-
iting to tiie legislative constitutional amend
ment reported that the court had decided
hat the amt-udmcnt had not been adopted.
House roll 125 , relating to insurance com-
[ insurance , was read and considered ,
twos moved and adopted that the bill be
House roll 113 , relating to liabilities of rail-
rav companies , was indefinitely postponed ,
nether bill of like character having been
ecommended Tor passage.
House roll 115 , requiring railway companies
a furnish double-deck stock cars , was re-
orted for passage.
In the senate on the 13th much time was
iken np in discussing points of order relat-
jg to S. F. 178 which Is the committee rail-
ray tariff bill. Tbe motion to substitute was
nally voted upon and lost.
The bill relating to freight tariffs was the
pedal order in the afternoon session. After
mch discussion it was amended so as to pro-
ide for establishing a railway commission ,
nd referred to a special committee of three
with instructions to review the e-uurc I > M . . .
amended aud repot t.
House. Bills were reported for pi . ni :
from committee on public lands ami l'itilill g
anil committee on claims. A numb r of mil
road bills w > re iu clliiltely pn'tpom-d.
Johnston's bill re-iatitig to tiie regulation < >
railways , fixing tirilfs , ete.f WHS conslelcietl
the grtatcr pirt of thcdav's scsfrlnn be ngtini-
consumcd. There arc twenty scct'ous in tblt
bill , with asciu dull ! of rutfa appendc' . Aftei
read'ng and cons'derlng the same np to th'
eighth scct'oti , ox IT which there was m cJj
discussion , the house accepted the rriualuliii :
twelve sections of the bill and reported It fui
passage. The report wa > adopted.
TOE GJtAXD RUSH FOR PLACE.
Cleveland in A'eie York Hi * Stopping Finer
Crowded with Vialtort Cublntt and Oilier
Office * .
New York dispatch of 'the 7th : President
elect Cleveland breakfasted early this morning
with Mayor Grace and General Furnsworth.
Then began the dally reception. Amonj tin
callers were Governor Abbott of New-Jersey.
ex-CoDgressman Brlggs of Delaware , aiiu
Hugh McLaughlln. The Tammany delegation
presented the compliments of the Wlgwaiii
braves to Cleveland. General Cocbrane pre
sented an address adopted by Tam
many. The Kansas delegation was heard.
General Blair was urged by the delegation for
secretary of the Interior , belnc endorsed by
the Grand Army of ttic Republic of Kantus
and member * of cougrcss of his state. Dr. G.
L. Mll'er , of Nebraska , was presented for post
master general. The oMier callers were Abram
S. Hewitt , General Blair , of ilansa. * , uiid J.
W. Harper , ofNew York.
Senator L'arnum , Generals Loverlnz an-1
Bedell , of tbe confederate army , calft-d on
Cleveland. Cleveland had a half hour's con
versation with Abram S. Hewitt aud Suiallcy of
Vermont. HurbertO. 'Ihompouandex-Ma\or
Cooper were admitted to the conference uith
Hewitt. Miller , ot Nebra-ka , is bucked for
postmaster-gi-ieral by Gov. Gllck , of Kansas ,
who b.-at St. , ! > ihn for governor. Miller aud
Gen. Bl.iir w-r _ also In conference with Cleve
land. Gen. Grant callcti at the Victoria hotel
and left a card for Cleveland.
Daniel Manning arrived to-night and sent in
his card to President-elect Cleveland. Mr.
Manning had just come from Greystouu ,
where himself and bride hud been guests of
Tiielcn. Cleveland at once received Manning ,
with whom he leaves for Albany In the morn
ing. Cleveland passed the evening with Slau-
ning , Baruum of Connecticut , V r. L. Scott of
Pennsylvania , Oswald Otteiidorfer , editor of
the Staats Zeitung , and Senator Gorman.
A Conflict tThlch Almost Culminated in a
New Orleans dispatch : The unfortunate
conduct of the exposition managers has again
brought about a conflict with the exhibitors ,
which almost culminated In a riot. Personal
violence would have been offered to some of
the sub-offlcia's If they. could have been
found. Some days ago tbo management de
termined to change the admission tickets to
the grounds , and day before yesterday called
in outstaLding season tickets , promising to
issue anew f eric s in lieu thereof. Yesterday
the new tickets were withheld until the bmrd
of management could act thereon , and alt who
entered paid. The matter appeared to have
been allu-led to lust night , and a notice was
published by the board statingthat nil tickets
would be issued at the down-town office or thu
exposition. Early tb's morning crowds
of people thronged the olllce as notified , but
the tickets were uot ready. Hundreds of ex
hibitors and employes many of them ladles
applied at the gates for aduiis-ion. but were
informed that tbcy must pay. Fiuallv the
crowd became quite dense and demonstiatlve
and soon they broke through the barriers at
the gate bouse and the -whole crowd surged
into the grounds. An indignation meet ngof
exhibitors \ \ as called at their meeting-room
and some very angry speeches indulged in.
Resolutions were offered denouncing the
management and calling on congre-s in case
miy more money were appropriated to plcc2
the expenditure thereof in the handot'n
commission , partly military , to be appointed
° Cleveland Well Fasted Politically.
Washington special : It would appear from
what is said by some \\lio have mcausof
knowing , that Mr. Cleveland is not so igno
rant as to the characters , standing , ability ,
etc. , of leading men of his party as many
seem to suppose. One gentleman who had
met Mr. Cleveland several times since his
election , said : "It is a great mistake to
assume that because hchas notbccn in public
positions that brought him in contact with
the democrats of the country that be deus
not know our pronr.nsnt party men. Gov
ernor Cleveland has been an active democint
ever since he became old en .ugh to take any
part in politics He has kept well postc.I ,
und since bis election he bas paid special at
tention to the doings of our prominent men.
Governor Cleveland to-day can measure many
3f our party men more accurately than others
ivho have been In national public lite. He is
not so much in need of advice in this respect
is many seem to think. "
Hie Live Stock 3Iar1et.
Chicago dispatch : The live stock market
luring the week just closed was pretty weak
md slumpy , especially fcr the poor rif-raff
tvhich has formed the bulk of supplies.
Country shippers are losing a great deal of
noney on many consignments of shipping1
Deeves , which show unmistakable evidence of
jeer feeding. Such stock should notbc sacrl
Iced , as by a few months' care they would be
n a good condition to market , and bring at
east fairly remunerative prices. Itisdillicult
o make readers understand the depression in
he market for common to fair cattle. Men
irho come to market and see tbe glut of low-
grades can understand it , but as an old dealer
; aid this morning : "Many of the country
shippers are paying $1 per cwt. more forcoin-
non cattle than the prices of any consump-
: ive or distributive market will warrant. " A
few of thess cattle can be handled , but when
; heycomein auch numbers the market and
ill hands lose money.
With a fairly good demand from cnnnera
ind city butchers , the market for cows and
nixed lots has been fairly active and about
iteady in price , htockers and feeders , after
in easy openinar , owing- absence of buyers ,
licked up considerably and the supply and
lemand was about evenly balanced.
In favor of Another Loan.
Commissioner Fairall , of Iowa , has arrived
it Cedar Rapids from New Orleans to confer
viththe executive committee of the Iowa
commission there in the matter of the acidi-
ional loan asked of congress for the exposi-
ion. He favored such congressional aid , pro.
ided congress appointed a special committee
o disburse it. He intended no reflection upon
he New OrUans board cf management in
bus favoring an advisory committee , but
aid the mag-uitudeand national character of
be exposition and the great financial intcr-
ists the government and the states had now
icqulred in ir , demanded more than local su-
icrvlsion of the finance * . The Iowa commls-
ion endorsed these views and requested th-j
owa congressmen to favor such action
'as will save the credit of the United Siates
ind make tbe financial part as great a success
is is the exhibit part of th * exposition. "
The public should note the fact that
; he only proprietary medicine on earth
hat ever received the supreme aw.ird
> f Gold Medal at the great Interna-
ional World Fairs , Industrial Exhib't-
; ions and State Fairs , is St. Jacobs Oil ,
Lfter the most thorough and practical
cats , in hospitals and elsewhere , it has
inivcrsally triumphed over al com-
jotltors , aud been proclaimed by judges
ind jurors , Including eminent physl-
jlans , to be the best pain-curing reme-
ly in existence.
* / " *
USEFUL AUD PLEASANT.
_ _ '
San Diego , Cal. , last year exported
1,108,000 pounds of fish and 18,000 gal-
Ions of whale oil.
The state of Mairio paid lost ye.ir
82,745 as bounties on boars , the num
ber of boars killed being 549.
A yellow-shelled egg will not spread
all over a plate when it is broken , as a
white-.sholled one will. The membranes
Foreign silks loaded with dye fre
quently cause mysterious files with
spontaneous combustion , a strong ar
gument for American silks.
Gawere out two-
A jury at Athens , , were
weeks without agreeing upon a verdict
in the case of a ihan charged with ped
dling spectacles without a license.
Canvas-back ducks are cheaper than
meat in some of the northern counties
in California. Hares are going begging -
ging at fifty and sixty cents a dozen ,
The .total value of property in
Arizona territory , as taken from the
assessment rolls of the several coun
ties of Arizona for 188-1 , is $21,000,000.
Philadelphia will not use the Schuyl-
kill river water longer , and are sup
plied with fresli spring water from the
country by the druggists at 50 cents a
Providence , R. L , sinners are now
besieged by two cohorts of Salvation
ists , Gen. Booth having established a
station there as a rival to Maj. Moore's
An eagle was killed at Santa Eosa ,
Cal. , recently while in the act of car
rying off a lamb in its talons. The
bird measured six feet ten inches from
tip to top.
An appeal is made to Boston for
Sl'2,000 to $15,000 to establish a kin
dergarten , with healthful surround
ings , for the blind children at the Perkins - f
kins institution. . * '
In the United States land oflice at
Helena , Montana , recently , 12,000
acres of desert land were filed upon.
Tue rush was caused by the repeal of
the desert land law.
The citizens of Huntiugton , Oregon *
warned six of the worst men in the
place to leave within twelve hours. /nfl
.The bad men have loaded their guns ,
sharpened tneir knives , and held the
In Clackamas county , Oregon , there
is a chestnut tree from which ha'vo
been taken five hundred pounds of
chestnuts , and there is one in East
Portland which has borne three hun
dred pounds in a year.
The new Billings library building of
Vermont university is to be dedicated
at commencement in June. It is spa
cious and lire-proof , and has been
erected by means of a gift of § 100,000
by Hon. Frederick Billings.
A Florida orange tree has produced
one orange whoso surface is entirely
covered with sharply-ilefined ridge *
running from the stem to the blossom
end , giving it the appearance of a
small squash , while another is per
Several mustard mills have reccully
been established in San Francisco.
Southern California produces immense
crops of mustard seed , and the seeiL
will be ground into cakes for shipment
to the east , where the crude material
is prepared for domestic use.
A salt well has just been discovered
at Gardenville , Erie county , ! N. Y. ,
whose water yields an ounce of salt
per quart of water , which is said to be
one of the heaviest yields in the coun
try. A company has been formed ami
three hundred shares of stock sold.
A Vermont farmer made a net profit
of 843.50 from the produce of a single
hen turkey during the past season.
This is equal to 100 bushels of wheat
in Kansas at 43 cents per bushel , with
this difierence : It would cost as much
to raise and harvest the wheat as it
would bring , while the proceeds of the
turkey were gain.
"Delta metal , " discovered by Alex
ander Dick , of London , a combination
of zinc and iron , is said to be as much
superior to brass as steel is to iron. It
is very tough , showing' tensile
strength of 62 tons to the square inch
ivhen drawn into wire of 22 gauge. It
Iocs not tarnish as easily as brass and
: akes a high polish.
The Indian method of planting corn
vas to make a conical hillock , in the
: op of which the corn was placed , and
jeing used for the aame purpo.se these
lills became so hard that they have ,
n some old fields , lasted till to-dav.
'n some places in Michigan "a heavy
jrowth of maple has sprung up since ,
md yet the old corn-hills arc clearly
Science destroys some of the most
iherished popular delusions. Catgut
s derived from sheep ; German silver
vas not invented in Germany , and it
sontains no silver ; Cleopatra's needle
vas not erected by her nor in her
loner ; Pompey's pillar had no histor-
cal connection with that personage ;
; ealing-wax does not contain a parti-
: le of wax ; the tuberose is not a rose ,
> ut a polyanth ; the strawberrv is not
L berry ; Turkish baths did not'origin-
tte in Turkey , and are not baths at all ;
vhalebone is not bene , and contains
lot any of its properties.
The statement made by Eev. Dr.
? odd , of New Haven , that he does not
'believe there's a professor in Yale
ollege to-day who can translate at
ight , and without recourse to well-
humbed lexicons , a page of Greek or
.atin with which he has haa no previ-
ius acquaintance , " reminds The Neur
Taven ( Conn. ) Register of theconster-
lation of a recent graduate upon look-
ag at his diploma. He at ones recuo--
ized the fact that the first thing Ins
ather would do upon seeing the certi-
cate of graduation would be to ask
im to prove the benefits of his college
raining by translating it. As the od
cntleman was himself a college orad-
ate , he knew he could not hope to de-
eive him with a bogus translation.
'he son , therefore , hastened to a priv-
te tutor and had the necessary trans
ition written down which he com-
litted to memory and subsequently
speated to his father , with the neces-
iry stutcerings and mutterings to
lake the work of translation appear
enuine. The father from that dav
as been a confirmed champion of the
pstem of teaching Greek and Latin in.
ur American colleges. r
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