The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 01, 1889, Image 3

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nj'jf'1 A Festive Tough Called Down.
WB * / Holyoko ( Colo. ) special : A shooting
flfl/ * OTnpoocenrrecHjero Inst night , in Sulli
{ , T voa Bros. ' saloon , Jeff Piorshall being
: ' > ' * t 9 victim and Bartender Dan Sullivan
' 'doing tho shooting. Several weeks ago
sm r -Pierslmll ontorcd tho saloon , in a
„ -drunken Bprce , and shot a few holes in
| tho floor , and ohascd Sullivan tip stairs ,
| > r which ho wm arrested and fined.
! & Last night ho attempted to repeat the
* " . jaot , when Sullivan shot him. The ball
. 'penetrated tho loft breast , directly above
5 -V jue iit'nrt. It struck a rib , and as yol
, lias not been found. Piorshall in living ,
| I bS recovery is doubtful.
. SENATE AND.H0U8E OFREf RESENTATIVE8
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| . \ * Synopsis of Proceedings In the Senate and
I House of ttepresenlatlves.
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' ' Horj8E.--Ford of Michigan , from tho
| tJommittoo on immigration , roported a
' : , VHl to rognlato immigration. Tho honso
Aen went into coramitteo of tho wholo
i • for the consideration of tho fortification
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i x. appropriation bill. After discussion tho
[ \ It. bill passed. Public business was thon
If suspended and tho house proceeded to
* 1 tho consideration of tho resolution ox-
\Y \ preasivo of tho sorrow of tho houso at
1 the death of T. W. Robertson of Lonis-
i iana , who died when a member-elect to
* . "tho fiftieth congress. Eulogistic ad-
| -dresses were delivered aud resolutions
\ s adopted , and tho houso as a mark of re-
> i I speetto the memory of tho deceased ,
t tf adjourned ,
t p Senate. In tho senato on tho 19th ,
• & ? & * ' " j " T "Wjo credentials of Hoar for his newsena-
[ I ' jiczsiir torial torin , commencing March 4 , wore
j | M presented and placed on file. The cer-
t • tificato of tho presiding officers of tho
fl Delaware legislature to the election of
H > Anthony Higgins as senator from that
Btate was presented and referred to tho
Witt committee on privileges and elections.
I • The senate resumed consideration of tho
' ; * tariff bill and took up tho sugar schedule.
I No amendment was offered. Tho para-
4 I graph as to pen knives and razors was
' } 1 then taken up , tho motion being on the
tg C amendment reported on tho lGthinst.
t I The amendment was agreed to. A mes-
I sago was received from the house an
nouncing the passago of tho bill for tho
admission of South Dakota , with amend-
' < monts , and on motion of Piatt the bill
and amendments were referred to the
1 r committee on territories.
Senate. Tho senato continued con-
eidorntion of tho tariff bill on the 21st ,
out did not come to a vote. Senator
Allison asked to have tho debate limited
i I Under iho ten minute rnle after this
. ' \ day's proceedings , but Senator Vanco
y. . objected on tho ground that there was
too little timo left for tho consideration
of the bill , and that ho should object to
nny agreement that did not contemplate
if extension of tho timo for debate on tho
l' ' , bill. Ho asked that the timo for voting
1 , B - on tho bill be extended twenty-four
j , K hours. An evening session was held ,
' < , ' ' C adjournment taking place at nearly mid-
= > m night
\ K House. In the houso on hto 21st
i fj ' under suspension of tho rules , the bill
passed authorizing tho five civilized na-
* In tions of Indians to lease lands within
iWI their boundaries for mining purposes ,
[ f fl subject to tho approval of the secretary
I In of tho interior ; also the bill to increase
I. JI ( he maximum of international money
fi | | f orders from § 30 to S100. Shortly after
I * | | tho introduction of bills was begun , Mr.
K II Payson , of Illinois and Mr. Andersou ,
BlU of Iowa , began filibustering by offering
Byl long bills and asking their reading in
Rt ] -extenso. Tho friends of the Oklahoma
III bill having assured Mr. Paj'son that
| | | , 'Certain amendments should be offered.
If If < smd tho friends of the Pacific funding
ru bill having assured both Mr. Pa3'son
I and Mr. Anderson that their bill would
1 not bo called , these gentlemen desisted
I from further filibustering , and the call
I of states was continued without further
I I interruption. At the conclusion of tho
. -I call of states Mr. Warner , of Missouri ,
7 withdrew his pending motion to suspend
Wpi the rules and pass the Oklahoma bill , "
W\ and in lieu thereof moved to suspend
14 the rules and adopt a resolution provid
er ! ingfor a final Toto on that bill at 4
fgfi o'clock Thursday next , with permission
l to Mr. Payson , of Hlinois , to offer an
' m amendment to the section relating to
jfl town sites.
'Mr Senate. Tlie senate on the 22d re-
mjt snmed consideration of the tariff bill ,
iH- < > the pending question being the amend-
m xnent offered by Beagan to the woolsec-
' tion. It was rejected. Numerous oth-
B er amendments Avere offered , some of
I'M which were adopted and others rejected.
Km A vote wasthen taken resulting yeas 32 ,
| fl nays 80 , as follows : Yeas Aldrich ,
19 Blair , Bowen , Cameron , Chase , Chand-
\mk \ ler , Cullom , Davis , Dawes , Dolph , Ed-
\m \ munds , Evarts , Parwell , Frye , Hawley ,
UK HiscQck , Hosr Ingalls , Jones CNev. ) ,
B Manderson , Mitchell , Morrill , Paddock ;
fm Palmer , Piatt , Plumb , Quay , Sherman ,
[ At "Spooner , Stockbridge , Teller , Wilson
( la. ) 32. Nays Bate , Berry , Black-
H , burn. Brown , Butler , Call , Cockrell ,
mm Coke , Colquitt , Daniel , Eubtis , Panlk-
ner , George , Gibson , Gorman , Gray ,
Harri" , Jones ( Ark. ) , Morgan , Pasco ,
? Payne , Push , Uansom , Beagan , Turpie ,
' Tance , Vest , Voorhee * , Walthall , Wil-
WE ) con ( Md. ) 30. The senate at 8 p. m.
WM adjourned.
B\ House. In the honse on tho 22d Mr.
" of endeavored to have
k > "Crisps , Georgia ,
H.j ! the Smalls-Elliott election case consid-
Wl -sred , while Mr. Bandall thought that
if r the river and harbor bill should have
K& 'precedence. The house refused to con-
mf/ " -aider the election case. After a delay
B - of half an hour , caused by filibustering
B - tactics on the part of Mr. Cheadle , of
B Indiana , the house went into committee
B -of the whole on the river and harbor
Bpj appropriation bill. After considerable
Bt * fillibustering Mr. McAdoo , of New Jer-
B - ey , moved to strike out the appropria-
B tion for the improvement of Annapee
Br harbor , Wisconsin. After a lengthy
B -discussion by the advooates of the other
B .appropriations the motion was lost.and
B the hoTe soon adjourned.
Wj fir Senate. In the senate on the 23d the
Brnfj ' -census committee reported back with
H < sundry amendments the house bill to
Hv provide for the taking of the eleventh
IE anil subsequent censuses , and Hale gave
1 notice he would at an early day ask the
BY senate to proceed to its consideration.
BIj Sherman , from committee on foreign
Ipn relations , reported two amendments to
I I the diplomatic and consular appropri-
1 ntion bill to protect the interest of the
B J ITnited States in the Samoan islands.
B t The concuiTent resolution for cetmting
MM * tho electoral vote was taken up and
B | l passed. It provides that the two houses
If I of congress hall assemble in the hall of
B ? r ' " * -the house of representatives the after-
II , noon of WednersdayrEehniary 15 , 1889 ;
lif * , " tS recBiv 'dthe vote of the electoral col-
KI * lege. Chlindlor gave notice that he
Wi would .soon ask the senate to take action
M > , r * * on his resolution proposing an lnvesti-
I" : nation of the election in Louisiana last
I • April. The District of Columbia appro-
1' -"priation bill was taken up , but not dis-
II posed of.
Bg p. House. In the honse on the 22d the
eg * sundry civil appropriation bill was con-
lif sidered in committee of the whole , but
10 _ - .no definite action was taken. Lawler ,
IM of Illinois , offered an amendment ap-
Wm .propriating $50,000 for the repairs and
HHi y • preservation of the custom house build-
llfL\ . 'ingat Chicago. Agreed to. Landers ,
Bit i. -of Hlinois , moved to strike out the
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clause on tno niu proviamg xor toe use
of stoam presses in ihe bureau of en
graving and printing. A royalty shall
bopaid' not - exceedingono oonfc per
thousand impressions. Ponding a voto
on this and other amendments tho houso
adiouruod.
Senate. In the senato on the 25th
tho pension appropropriotion bill was
taken up and passed with one amend
ment appropriating $18,000 for rate of
ponsion agencies. The military acad
emy appropriation bill was taken up ,
amended and passed , Allison explaining
that tho increase of tho bill over last
year was due to the ercotion of two new
buildings at tho academy. On motion
of Paddook/tlio sonata bilLcstablisbiug
two additional land districts in tho stato
of Nebraska , passed. The Distriot of
Columbia appropriation bill was taken
up , omonded and passed. Tho senato
thon proceeded to tho consideration of
tho bill reported from tho finance com
mittee to declare unlawful trusts and
combinations in restraint of trade and
production. Tho bill was amended and
ordered printed. The senate then pro
ceeded to tho consideration of private
pension bills on tho calendar. Among
tho thirty bills passed was one ( senate
bill ) increasing the pension of tho
widow of General Rossou to $100 per
month.
House. In tho honso on the 25th ,
Townsend , of Hlinois , from the commit
tee on military affairs , reported the army
appropriation bill , and it was placed
upon tho calendar ; also tho bill to estab
lish a national military and naval
museum in Washington. Committee of
the whole. The house thon went into
committee of tho wholo on the suudry
civil appropriation bills. Bandall , from
the committee on appropriations , re
ported a joint resolution making an ap
propriation of $500,000 for a payment to
the legal representatives of J. B. Eads.
Committeo of tho whole. The house
took a recess , the evening session to be
for tho consideration of private pension
bills.
NEBRASKA MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL
Mr. Paddock's Sill for the Establishment of
Additional Zand Districts Inter-8 late
law Amendments *
PADDOCK'S IiAND DISTRICT BIUj.
Washington dispatch : In the senate
this afternoon Mr. Paddock .ailed up
and had passed , his bill , introduced on
the 14th iust. , establishing two addi
tional laud districts in Nebraska. Tho
measures are to bo known as tho Broken
Bow and Alliance laud districts. Sena
tor Paddock has secured a favorable re
port on tho bill by the house committee
on public lands , and saya it will proba
bly be adopted by the houso within a
few days. Ho has pushed tho subject
with vigor , impressing all who have had
to deal with it , with the * necessity for
additional land office facilities in tho
territory named.
Nebraska's electoraii vote arrives.
George H. Hastings , of Crete , the
messenger bearing Nebraska's eleotoral
vote for General Harrison , delivered his
returns to President Pro Tern. Ingalls in
the senate this morning. Nebraska's
contribution to republican success was
deposited in a safe with the others of a
similar character , all of which are under
guard , to be counted by congress on
Wednesday , the 13th of February. Mr.
Hastings is accompanied by Charles F.
Iddings , of North Platte.
THE INTER-STATE IiAW AMENDMENTS.
There was another long meeting at
Senator Cullom's committeo room this
afternoon of the conferees on the
amendments to the imter-state com
merce law. The points of contention
between the two houses have been given
heretofore. The meeting did not result
in an ultimate agreement , although a
report is to be made by the conferees
on the part of the house , and further in
structions requested. The Standard
Oil amendment , requiring railroad com
panies to give the same rates for the
transportation of oil in barrels as that
earned in tanks , will probably be
stricken out , the conferees on the part
of the house indicating this afternoon
that they were willing to recede. Tho
house recedes from the uniform classi
fication cause , the principal pointat
issue , and really the only question which
the conferees will have to refer Jo the
house for instructions , is that giving
state courts jurisdiction. This is an
original house clause , and is the * main
feature. It will be remembered in Bea
gan's original inter-state commerce bill.
The house lus contended ever since the
interstate commerce law was proposed
that the state courts should4"be given
jurisdiction , while the senate has taken
the position that only federal courts
should have jurisdiction , because the
question is a national one and the law
authorized by the federal constitution.
A NEBRASKA IiAND CASE DECIDED.
The secretary of the interior has re
versed the decision of the commissioner
of the general land office in tho case of
A. E. White vs. James Meahen , from
the McCook land district. Meahen ap
pealed from the decision of the commis
sioner , which held for cancellation the
final certificate for a tract of land in the
district named , and has won.
OF INTEREST TO SOLDD2BS.
Private Dalzell , of Ohio , has pub
lished as a fact that soldiers prisoners
of war were entitled , on application to
the accounting officers here , to 28 cents
a day for the time they were in prison.
He has also asserted that soldiers are
entitled to 5 cents per mile on account
of transportation and that they were en
titled to commutation of rations for the
time tlfey were on furlough. General
McFeely , chief of commissary and sub
sistence , war department , states in a
communication to-day to Senator Man
derson , that as a rule soldiers were paid
their commutation of rations while on
furlough by the proper commissary in
the field , on their return ; that soldiers
furloughed to go home to vote were npt
entitled to a commutation at all , and
that if not paid in any given case they
can apply and the claim will be adjust
ed , provided they forward their original
furlough , the latter being a prerequisite
in these cases , as the officers invariably
when liquidating these claims , indorsed
payment on the furlough , and that sec
ondary evidence of the existence mere
ly of the furlough will uot entitle the
claimant to pay. He also says that sol
diers are not entitled to 5 cents per mile
on account of transportation , as stated
by Dalzell. Senators are deluged with
letters from veterans concerning this
matter , and it is giving them and the
soldiers also a great deal of unnecessary
annovance.
a The River andHarbor Bill.
The members of the committee on.
rivers and harbors are becoming dis
heartened by the ill-success attending
their efforts to secure the passage of
their appropriation bill , resulting from
the obstructive tactics in tho house.
Having arrived at a conclusion that ex
traordinary effort is necessary to save
the bill , a paper is being circulated
among the members and very generally
signed , requesting the speaker to enter
tain tho motion the next suspension day ,
to pass the measure under a suspension
of the rules.
The firm ol .Kinney * Herngan , sa
loon keepers , were arrested at Exeter
and fined $ & and costs for selling in-
toxicatiae drinks to minors.
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THE DIPLOMATIC DISPUTE WITH GERMANY
Dispatches From Ucrltn and tendon Topics
" * of General Discussion lit n'OMhlnyton ,
Washington dispatch : Tho dispatches
from Berlin and London in regard to
tho attitudo of Germany on the Samoan
question wero the subject of general dis
cission to-day. A representative of tho
Associated press was accorded a brief
interview with Secretary Bayard this
evening. Ho said ho had read tho dis
patches in question , but it would not be
proper for him to discuss their subject
matters at this timo. In regard to the
statement that Germany would violate
no treaty in acquiring ascendancy in
Samoa , Bayard called attention to the
declaration concerning tho boundaries
of tho Gorman and English dominions
in tho West Pacific ocean , signed at Ber
lin , April 6 , 1880 , and said ho thought
this agreement precluded German ac
quisition in Samoa , and that she was
boimd to respect tho rights of that island.
Assistant Secretary Bives intimated
that thoro wero important differences in
tho statements mado by tho North Ger
man Gazette and tho president's mes
sage to congress of tho 16th inst. , in re
gard to tho treaty rights of Germany ,
Great Britain and tho United States in
the Samoan matter. Ho declined to
point out tho discrepancies , but it is un
derstood that he reforred particularly
to that passage in tho message where
tho president says : "Acting within tho
restraints which our constitution and
laws have placed upon the executive
power , I have insisted that tho auton
omy and independence of Samoa should
be scrupulously preserved according to
tho treaties made with Samoa by tho
powers named ( Germany , Great Britain
and the United States ) and their agree
ments and understanding with each
other. I have protested against every
act apparently tending in an opposite
direction , and during the existence of
internal disturbance one or more vessels
of war have been kept in Samoan waters
to protect American citizens and prop
erty. "
Secretary Whitney said that the policy
of tho government was fixed , and any
thing which might be said in regard to it
must come from the stato department.
Senator Edmunds , when made ac
quainted with tho tenor of tho utter
ances of tho Berlin Gazette , said : "I
suppose that tho expression of such opin
ion will not sorve to deter the American
people from carrying out any policy they
may adopt as desirable or necessary.
Tho Samoan islands are of great import
ance with relation to tho development of
trade via the projected canals across the
Isthmus of Panama aud Nicaragua. "
Such members of the house committeo
on foreign affairs as could be seen to
night wero averse to discussing freely
the present state of our Samoan rela
tions , in view of the fact that the sub-
jeot is now before the committeo and
they are expected to communicate their
views formally to the house in the shape
of a report. Representative Eussell of
Massachusetts , when told of the position
taken by the Gazette , remarked : "If
matters should reach an extreme point I
don't believe wo are going to be eaten
up by any European power. "
Hyatt , a leading republican member
of the committee , was inclined to take
a peaceful view of the situation. "The
fact is , "said Hyatt , "wo are suffering
from a lack of information. The presi
dent , to use his term , 'belated' the en
tire subject to congress , but unfortu
nately failed to copy theeorrespondence
between 'the representatives of tho Uni- #
ted States. England and Germany.
Just what that agreement is or how it
binds the Unitocl States nobody in con
gress knows , but it must be a very bad
agreement under which the present
state of affairs in Samoa has resulted.
So long as the country knows that the
wise men of both political parties-in the
senate have been fully advised and taken
into the president's confidence , the peo
ple rest in ease. Touching on tho pos
sibility of serious trouble resulting from
the Samoan affairs , ho had confidence
in the strong sense of the leaders on
both sides of the sea. After all , a mat
ter of such slight importance could not
reasonably be expected to bring about
war between the United States and a
nation which has for us the kindest and
warmest feelings. But it was possible , "
said Hyatt , "that he was dealing with a
weak and moribund administration , and
he might readily fall back upon his old
and well known policy in order to grat
ify the passion of the German people
for colonial'possession. "
Senator Morgan , of Alabama , said
that the administration had been active
in asserting our rights in Samoa , and
cqngress hasshown , a strong determina
tion to , , support the-administration in
any action looking to fiie preservation
of the independence of the islands and
the protection of American interests
there. "I think , " he said , "that the
steps already taken will prove adequate
to the emergency , and I am perfectly
satisfied that whatever rights we may
have will be faithfully protected. We
have material interests in these islands ,
and shall tolerate no act on the partof
another power which will interfere with
our free commerce with them. "
Senator Frye said : "I think oui
treaty rights are such in Samoa that we
cannot permit the independence of Sa
moa to be taken away from her. II
Germany can put a governor who is
nothing but a tool of her own into
power in Samoa , wo can compel them at
once to give notice to the United States
to terminate all our treaties , and after
the notice they would be terminated in
a year. "
"Do you regard the situation as
threatening ? "
"I think the idea of war is absurd. "
Senator Dolph said : "I think that tlie
treaty between tho United States and
the Samoan government , which was rati
fied before the treaties between thatgov-
ernment and any other civilized govern
ment , confers upon us rights and creates
to us obligations which are inconsistent
with the destruction of the independ
ence.and autonomy of the Samoan gov
ernment. In the interest of our present
and great prospective oommerce in the
Pacific , the independence of the Sand
wich and Samoan islands should be pre
served. "
Berlin dispatch : The North German
Gazette ( Bismarck's organ ) denies the
existence of any treaty precluding any
European power from acquiring or
seeking to acquire the ascendency in
Samoa. Tho Gazette also denies that
England and the United States are
agreed that the proceedings of the Ger
man agent in Samoa are contraryto the
stipulations of the treaties concerning Sa
moa , and are opposed to etiquette and
that those powers have officially notified
the German government accordingly.
The treaties between Samoa and Ger-
jSaany , England apd the United States
the Gazette further says , provide that
Samoa shall concede to each treaty-
power equal rights with any other
power , but no treaty regarding the
neutrality or independence of Samoa
exists between Germany and the United
States. The article has caused some
what of a commotion in official circles
here. By some persons it is regarded
as a deliberate defiance to the Washing-
ton government. !
Prsmplly Tails *
A resolution offered in the Indiana
kouse by Representative Brown that the
committee on temperance be instructed
to prepare a bill for a local optioa liquor
law was promptly tabled ,
LIKELY TO IE A LIVELY WEEK.
Moil. Dome and Senate 'Ceaded With Meas
ures Jtssll of Juice for Politicians.
' Washington special : Tho senate , re
lieved of tho incubus of the tariff bill ,
has succeeded in clearing its calendar ol
all necessary miscellaneous legislation
and is ready now to tako up half a dozen
measures on tho calendar of importance
Becond only to tho tariff bill , but whose
necossity was not so imminent.
During tho coming week tho senate
will endeavor to disposo of tho consulai
and diplomatic'appropriation bill , the
Sherman anti-trust bill , the Pacific rail
road bill and tho Chandler resolntion
for tho investigation of theLouisiano
election.
Senator Chandler's motion to strike
from the record tho speech interpolated
by Senator Gibson after the proceedings
of Wednesday will como up for consid
eration to-morrow morning if Senator
Gibson is in the chamber. It may cause
a discussion , but this is hardly likely :
It is expected that Senator Sherman
will call up his anti-trust bill to-inorrow
in thu morning hour and try to have it
disposed of before 2 o'clock. If it
should be taken up Senator Sherman
has given notico that he will endeavor' '
to have a vote taken on it without fur
ther delay and he may persuade Senator
Frye to give way at 2 o'clock , when the
Pacifio railroad funding bill will como
up as unfinished business.
Tho special committeo having charge
of legislation rotating to the Pacific
railroads will hold a meeting to-morrow
and doubtless report to the senate dur
ing tho morning hour on tho amend
ment to the fuuding bill offered by Sen
ator Mitchell. It would bring under
the conditions of the bill now ponding
in the senate tho Central Pacific rail
road. It is probable that if any report
is made on the amendment it will not
be favorable and this will arouso tho an
tagonism of Senator Mitchell.
Senator Plumb is known to be op
posed to the bill , and it is likely to pro
voke a protracted dobate before it is
finally disposed of. It is the intention
of Mr. Frye to push it to a vote.
Senator Hale has given notice that he
will call up the consular and diplomatic
appropriation bill , the only appropria
tion bill now on the calendar , at an early
day this week.
Senator Sherman says that it will be
called up to-morrow. This will post
pone the consideration of tho funding
bill. As the appropriation bill contains
the two amendments relating to Samoa
it will bring tho Samoan question be
fore tho senate for discussion for the
first timo since the trouble began , and
the debate on th'eso two amendments
as it is likely to tako the direction of a
criticism and defense of the course of
tho secretary of stato may consume
fully two days. It will afford , per
haps , the last opportunity of republi
can senators to revive , before tho
inauguration of President-elect Harri
son , tho memories of the campaign , and
to give the present administration a part
ing blow. This business will doubtless
occupy the attention of the senate dur
ing all of the coming week.
It is possible that the appropriations
committee will report the legislative ap
propriations bill which is now under
consideration in tho committee , but it
will not be called up for consideration
until next week. If other subjects
should fail the senate Senator Chandler
will call up his Louisiana election reso
lution.
The house is all at sea. Monday is
Distriot of Columbia day and Mr.
Hemphill , chairman of the district com
mittee , says he has bills on the calendar
tho consideration of which will occupy
the entire da } ' . Ho may be ( and very
likely will be ) antagonisticto the sundry
civil appropriation bill. In that case the
district committeo is likely to come out
second best. It will take two or three
days to finish the sundry civil bill.
If tho opportunity occurs Mr. Clardy
will present the conference report on tho
Nicaragua canal bill which is expected
to give rise to an animated debate.
Mr. Blauchard , who has the river and
harbor bill under control'is anxious to
have it disposed of and he will watch his
opportunity to push it. Unless he can
get it up this week he will move on the
following Monday to take it up and pass
it under a suspension of the rules.
THE SUBMISSIONISTS SCORE A VICTORY.
Their Measure Passed in the Senate After
a Warm Contest.
Lincoln special of the 25th : The ac
tion of the senate in fixing 2:30 this
afternoon for the consideration of Sen
ate Pile 31 resulted in packing the gal
leries and.floor of the senate chamber.
The ladies especially were out in force ,
and standing room was at a premium.
Mr. Paulson , of Douglas , offered an
amendment proyiding that all property
damaged should be paid for by the state.
The amendment was lost by a vote of 10
to 11.
Mr. Nesbit took the floor after the
vote was announced , and made a very
strong speech. He dwelt upon the past
history of temperanco legislation , and
paid a high compliment to the good
work accomplished by the Slocura law.
As he proceeded step by step , weighing
one argument and then another , ho was
followed closely by the large audience.
Up to this time he had not expressed
himself upon the question. But when
he concluded by placing "the dollar on
one side and the soul upon the other , "
and announced that he would vote for
submission , in obedience to the demands
of his constituents , the spectators and
submission senators applauded to the
echo.
This was regarded as a test vote , and
the bill was ordered engrossed for a
third reading. The anti-submissionists
will evidently have misunderstood the
temper of the senate upon this question.
There are nineteen pronounced submis-
Bionists , with three doubtful. The
amendment"requires twenty votes in
the senate to secure its passage. After
the vote was announced a recess was
taken to enable the spectators to setire
from the senate chamber. Inthe pre
liminary skirmish the submissionists
have won a decided victory.
Mr. Paulsen followed with a written
address , in which he dwelt at length
upon the evils which he claimed had
followed submission in Iowa. At the
conclusion a standing vote was taken ,
and the bill was favorably recommended
by a standing vote of 21 to 10.
The senate resumed its session , and
Mr. Bansom moved that the bill be in-
indefimtely postponed. It was lost by
the following vote :
Yeas Dern , Ijams , Maher , Paulsen ,
Paxton , Polk , Pope , Bansom , Raymond ,
Wolbach 10.
Nays Beaftlsley , Burton , . Conner ,
Cornell , Funck , Golloglyf' Hoover ,
Howe , Hurd , Jewett , Keckley , Lindsay ,
Linn , Manning. Nesbitt , Norval , Pick
ett , Robinson , Roche , Shanner , Suther
land , Taggart , Wetherald 23.
After recess the committee on en
rolled bills reported the submission
amendment , senate file No. 31 , and it
passed by the following vote :
Yeas Burton , Conner , Cornell ,
Funck , Gallogly , Hoover , Howe , Hurd ,
Jewett , Keckley , Lindsay , Linn , Man
ning , Nesbitt , Pickett , Robinson ,
Roche , Shanner , Sutherland , Taggart , j
Wetherald 21. j
Nays Beardsley , Dern , Ijams ,
Maher , Norval , * Paulsen , Paxton , Pope ,
Ransom , Raymond , Wolbach It. '
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THE CHICAGO BACKER'S. WIFE IN COURT.
She a Ives * History of Iter XIfe aud Tells
About Her Cmsrtshlp and Mtsrrtage.
As the end of the trial of Mrs. Raw-
son , who attempted to kill ono of her
husband's lawyers , approaches , says a
Chicago dispatch , the interest increases ,
and to-day the conrt room was crowded.
Tho sensational featurot of this case
how Mrs. ltawson married a very rich
old banker here , how their married life
was very unhappy , and how her son , by
a former marriage , shot Rawson as he
was coming out of church are all well
known. Ralph Lee , the son , who is
now in jail , was in tho court room to
day , and on the table in front of him
was a large bunch of flowers. As soon
as the court was called to order Mrs.
Rawson herself stopped briskly from
her seat to tho witness stand and was
sworn. She was plainly dressed in
black , an j > although she was pale , thero
was no evidence of nervousness about
her.
her.Mrs.
Mrs. Rawson said she was born in
New Orleans and was thirty-seven years
old. She was married there , and lived
there until 1878 , when she went to
Washington to accept a position in the
patent office. Sho remained there until
1882 , when sho was honorably discharged
from "Uncle Sam's" service and went
to New York , where she opened a board
ing house on Fifth avenue.
Mrs. Rawson told in detail about her
courtship and marriage , occasionally
taking a sip of water from the glass
which a bailiff had placed bofore her.
When she related something that made
everybody laugh she laughed too , but
when sho told of her husband's indigni
ties there was a frown on her handsome
face She never knew , she said , that
Mr. Rawson was a wid'ower until four
mouths after she became acquainted with
him , and then discovered it by accident.
"Mr. Rawson's attentions to you be
came marked , did they not ? " asked Mr.
Crews.
"Yes. After our business transactions
he began to pay mo occasional social
visits. He alwaj's seemed to admire me
very much. Ho could not understand
why I had never married , but I had
thought Iliad enough of marrying. I
did not think it was his business , any
how , and I did not explain why. Mr.
Rawson was very cautious aud wary , so
much so that he amused me. I never
had to fish for anybody and alwa3rs had
enough attention from men. He told
me constantly of the many women who
wanted to marry him , of tho women in
tho Third Presbj'tcrian church who were
angling for him. He seemed to want to
impress me with his importance , al
though hon as a very illiterate man. Mr.
Rawson proposed marriage in tho early
part of 1885 , but he did it in such a con
descending , patronizing way that I
treated the proposition with indignation.
In New York he invited us to tako din
ner with him at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
In the evening his son Fred and my son
went to the theater. I was standing at
a window in the hotel parlor when Mr.
Rawson came up and renewed his pro
posal of marriage. He said he loved and
admired me , and that I was just the kind
of a wife he wanted. He said he wanted
a woman that would paralyze the west-
siders. It did paralyze them , too. "
The witness laughed a rippling , mu
sical lauirh , took a sip of water and went
on. Mrs. Rawson related how tho
banker persisted in his attentions and
how she at last consented. She then
continued :
"During the Christmas holidays I
went to New York to buy wedding
clothes , and Mr. Raw son , who seemed
to be afraid I would change my mind ,
followed me there. He went with me
from one store to another , carried bun
dles and waited for change. During
those times ho called me 'old woman , '
as a sort of pet name. One evening ,
after he had taken me to my hotel , he
said to me : 'Old woman , when wo
were in Thnrber's store to-day the tears
came into my e3'es when I looked around
and thought of j-ou working for your
own living. It made me think of Flora
Temple hitched to a milk cart. ' "
The witness then related at great
length her expeneuco as Mr. Rawson's
wife. She said he wanted her to drop
all her former friends , because they
were not good enough to associate with
her in her new position. She said one
thing that induced her to marry tho
banker was the fact that he had no
mother ; he was too old for that. In her
two former marriages she had been
much troubled with mothers-in-law , but
in her third venture she found she had
the friends of both of Mr. Rawson's
former wives to harass her. She said
that Mr. Rawson's housekeeper , Bridget
Quidley , an old maid who had presided
over his household for five years , treated
her with contempt , and she discharged
her. "One day Mr. Rawson said tome :
'I guess I have made a mistake in mar
rying you. You are not competent to
fill the position you hold. Bridget can
preside over my house better than yon
can. ' This made me indignant beyond
words to think that an ignoramus
should talk to mo like that and humili
ate me before his servants. "
Mrs. Rawson said that for a week be
fore the shooting she felt that she was
going madThe night previous to it
she did not sleep a wink , and some
thing seemed to say all night "Kill him ,
kill him. " When she started for the
court room with the revolver in _ her
pocket she was in a dazed condition.
Her cross-examination was postponed
until to-morrow.
A Useless Waste of Paper.
Washington special : The Nebraska
and Iowa delegations in congress are
being flooded every day by applications
for office from their constituents. These
letters aro almost invariably answered
by the senators and representatives ad
dressed , with the statement that until
the next administration is settled , the
cabinet announced and the policy of
President Harrison and his assistants is
understood , no information cau be given
to those who aspire to federal positions
of any claBS. If the applicants for office
could understand that their correspond
ence with representatives in congress at
this time is almost immediately thrown
into pigeon-holes or waste baskets they
would save themselves considerable
epistolary labor. Those who make ap
plication now will labor under ihe dou
ble disadvantage of having their letters
placed where they will not again te re
ferred to , and of having bothered the
men on whom they will lean for their
influence in Washington. Men and wo
men who want appointments would do
well to wait until after inauguration ,
meanwhile getting their local endorse
ments and influence in proper shape.
Till the machinery of tho government
gets into motion , senators and represen
tatives are in the dark and can and will
do nothing. , y * H
A The Samoan Relief F/eeL /
It is said at the navy department that
it will take six weeks at least for the
war ships Trenton and Vandalia to make
the run from this continent to Samoa.
Thus the Nipsic will be the only vessel
representing this government at those
islands from this time until after the
4th of next March. The Trenton sailed
from Panama about a week ago , but the
Vandalia , which sailed from Mare
Island , San Francisco , on the 21st , is ft
faster vessel and will take a more direct
route than the Trenton , and will proba
bly reach Samoa about as soon as the
latter skip.
TACT AND GOOD JUDGMENT NEEDEI.
Tlie Sort of Men to Whom Ought to be Oteen
Xannyrmnxt of the Indians.
Washington special : The last meet'
ing of tho board of Indian commission -
\ era in this city has probably been the
most valuablo to tho people of the west
in advancing tho prospects for tho set
tlement of tho Indian question of any
ever held hero. Thcso meetings are
usually attended by a largo number of
eastern philanthropists , who take a groat
interest in tho Indian question and who
havo for years had a greater influonco
in shaping Indian legislation than any
class of people They have generally
been called sentimentalists by western
people and their "advanced" viows upon
this subject havo proven tho greatest
obstacle in tho way of settlement of tho
vexed question. Tho theories have been
kept in practico for a great many years ,
and tho Indian has mado littlo or no
progress. Thoy aro coming to sco their
mistake , and in tho addresses delivered
at tho last meeting of the board a great
advance was shown in the feelings of
these people , and from this on their in
fluence will bo thrown in the direction
of a speedy and stalwart method of
civilization. They have found tho
vagabond instinct doveloped in tho In
dian to bo strong , and have given
up hopes that his own pride will lead
him to push himself forward in the race
for civilization. Tho eastern philan
thropists have accepted * tho theory at
least that whatever is done to further
tho Indian in this must bo dono with
out waiting for his consent and any fair
just legislation which congress may
take for tho Indian will bo sanctioned
by these eastern influences. This ques
tion settled , the methods already pro
vided by congress will receivo tho at
tention of these people. Tho allotmont
act , the defects of which havo already
been pointed out , will receivo attention
first and it is not unlikely that amend
ments may bo mado to the Indian ap
propriation bill to cover certain of the
discrepancies of the laws so that moro
rapid progress can bo mado with allot
ments next year should congress fur
nish tho money. An important feature
of the last conference of tho friends of
tho Indians here was tho consideration
of the question raised by Oberly , in his
annual report respecting tho improve
ment of the Indian service , which has
suffered through tho present disposition
of the officers. It is found that moro
than ability to read and writo is neces
sary in a good Indian agent. An agency
is necessarily a despotism , and an agent
without tact and good judgment wiil do
a great deal in a year to disgust the In
dians with tho white , man and his civili
zation. Many of the Indian leadeis are
men of some education and ability , and
desire to bo treated with dignity and re
spect. It depends largely upon the
agent whether theso people can be made
powers for advancement and civilization
among their fellows. McLaughlin , of
Standing Rock agency , and Cramsio , at
Devil's Lake agency , are spoken of as
probably the two best agents in the ser
vice. They are not men of extraordi
nary ability , but they have tact and good
judgment , and the Indians at both agen
cies have great faith in them. It is not
unlikely that a congress will so raiso tho
qualifications demanded of agents as to
secure good men to the service , regard
less of politics. Tlie first thing to be
done , however , is to raise the salaries of
all agents to something like a living
figure.
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SOME NOTES FROM THE OLD WORLD.
Mr. Charles Phelps , son of tho Amer
ican minister , will return to America
with his father on January 31.
A man was arrested in Madrid having
in his possession four 6 per cent interest
bonds with forged titles to the value of
400,000 francs.
Lieutenant Chadwick , naval attache
of the American legation , will shortly
return home and be succeeded by Lieu
tenant Buckingham , United States
navy.
Tho Glasgow liberals have called a
hurried meeting to protest against tho
arrest in that city of Mr David Slicehy ,
member of parliament for tho south di
vision of Ralway , on a warrant issued
in Ireland.
Tho czar of Russia has presented
gold tokens of remembrance to all of
the persons who were present on the oc
casion of tho disaster to the imperial
train at Borki. They consist of minia
tures of a sacred picture which hung in
the dining room of the czar's carnage ,
and which was found after the catas
trophe to have been uninjured.
The Pall Mall Gazette , referring to
tho case of Professor Geffcken , asserts
that Prince Bismarck and his son ,
Count Herbert , are now regarded as the
rulers of Germany. They have been
unable to keep Geffcken in prison as a
traitor , tho court having decided that
there was no evidence to sustain the
charge , and they are now endeavoring
to have him shut up as a lunatic.
There is general regret among the ad
vocates of Irish home rule that Mr.
Gladstone has decided not to go to
Rome. Cardinal Manning and other-
eminent Catholics and home rulers
pleaded with the ex-premier and urged
that his presence in Rome and the cir-
enmstance of bis being received by the
pope wonld have an excellent effect in
favor of the Irish cause , but Mr. Glad
stone was obdurate to their entreaties.
The proposal on the part of the United
States to strengthen their immigration
laws by domestic enactments has stirred
up a good deal of feeling on the subject
in London , involving criticism by no
means gentle or fair. Not only is the
matter watched with keen interest in
England , but the question is exciting a
similar degree of concern on the Conti
nent. Not , perhaps , as a measure of re
taliation , but as a means of purifying the
moral atmosphere. It is suggested that
the colonies , Canada in particular , have
recourse to similar legislation , and thus
close the gates against the only classes
who are likely to ieave the United Statee
and who do leave that country both for
the country's good and in order to keep
out of jail.
Senator Frye on the Samoan Question.
Senator Frye of Maine , in an inter
view regarding the Samoa qnestion ,
said : "When we made out the treaty
with the Samoans we distinctly asserted
that in the event of trouble between
them and foreign powers we would exert
our good offices in their behalf. Yet ,
when their hour of trouble came we al
lowed them to be despoiled of their
jands and shot down like beasts of the
field without raising a hand to prevent
it. If I had my way , congress should
instruct President Cleveland to restore
the former status at once. If Germany
refused , then we should compel her. I
think that firm , decisive action is all that
is necessary. I do not believe that war
would follow. There is no nation that
cares to go to war with us so long as they
can accomplish their purposes and de
fraud us of our rights through the me
dium of diplomacy. They do not need
to , but under no circumstances should
we avoid war by a weak and pusillani
mous policy. "
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CALLERS ON THE PRf f IIENT-ELCCT. | K
Who Among Prominent Visiters M9 * CM * * > j
4 Harrison. frnWel
General Harrison h d the usual Usgi WM\ \
number of early callers to-day , s 7 < jp | |
• n Indianapolis dispatch , and was oeod * Mpj
pied pretty much all day in receiving K J
visitors , snatching a fow minutes now 71
aud then to dictate a roply to some let * BU
tor. His mail continues to be loaded H
down with applications and petitions lot B'
small offices , which ho finds no time to B
oxamo now. ] '
Among tho prominent out-of-town B
visitors was Hon. T. H. Carter , delegate * B
olect to congress from Montana , and B
Hon. G. A. Matthews , delegate-elect B
from Dakota. Thoy stopped over to wu >
havo a talk on territorial matters. j E
L. Bradford Princo , ox-assooiato jus * WMm
tico of New Mexico , and Georgo Christ , flwl
of Nogales , Ariz. , also called. Judge 'K-l
Princo is a warm friend of Warner Mil * H ,1
ler. His visit , how over , hod no referB I
enco to politics , but to territorial affiwrs. B l
Judge Prince says that tho republicans B I
of New Mexico aro unanimously for the B I
early removal of General Laud Survey- B I
or Julian , aud that ho acquainted GenB I
oral Harrison of this fact. An uncon- B 1
firmed report credits Judgo Prince with B I
seeking the Rtirvoyorship for himself. B I
Mr. Christ's friends aro urging him B I
as a candidate for governor of Arizona. BI
Senator Allison , J. S. Clarksou , Senator Rl
Teller and all tho prominent ropubli- 11
cans of Arizona havo endorsed him for Ic'l
tho placo , and ho looks liko a winner. fl I
Ho is n native of Iowa , aud was former111
ly a special treasury agent. Ho says ho ! g I
merely called to pay his respects and if I
not to press his candidacy. III
C. K. Michael , of Brooklyn , a mom- | l I
ber of tho executive committeo of the | | I
International Typographical union , | | I
called to talk about tho recognition that | | I
organized labor desired to secure in jr | I
several departments of tho government. . | I
Ho expresses himself as satisfied with 81 I
tho interview. J m
In connection with tho cabinet gossip ' ' * * I
floating about , an interesting bit of his- I
tory has been divulged. This is that • I
when President Garfield was making his H
cabinet he offered Genoral Harrison his ' H
choice of cabinet seats excepting tho
stato and treasury portfolios. General I
Harrison did not caro to loavo tho sen- I
ate , und suggested to General Garfield .
that Governor Porter , who had just
been elected , would mako an excellent I
cabinet officer , whoso appointment , H
would please Indiana. Garfield immdi-
ately tendered Governor Porter a seat I
in his cabinet , but Porter likowiso do- " H
dined on tho ground that he felt it his I
duty to fill out his term as governor. H
In addition to the gossip about Porter
now it may bo sufo to say that ho docs H
not care to enter Harrison's cabinet , bnt fl
it is stated that his desires will lio do- B
cidedly in tho direction of a foreign fl
mission. As General Wallaco has un- H
equivocally removed his name from tho • fl
discussion , virtually leaves Chairman fl
Huston as tho only prominent cabinet fl
aspirant in Indiana. " fl
AN ILL-MATED PAIR SEPARATED. . fl
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27(0 Last Act in One of Clileajo's Social Sen- H
saltans. , M
Chicago special : Tho fact has just 1 H
leaked out this evening that a divorce 1 fl
was granted Wilson Ames , the wealthy | H
treasurer of tho Phoenix distillery , from " H
his wife , in Judgo Collins court , in this ' H
city , last Friday. It will bo remem- H
bercd that Mr. Ames created a great H
stir last summer iu the fashionable so- H
ciety in which ho and his wifo , Mrs. H
Abigail Ames , moved , by suing for a H
divorce. Ho charged that for thrco H
rears prior to Christmas , 1887 , hi3 wife H
had deceived him by carrying on a clanfl
destine correspondence and intimacy H
with James J. Cummings , an Omaha H
real estate man. Ho detailed iiow Mrs. H
Ames' restless and dissatisfied nature fl
had caused him enormous expense to H
keep her in style befitting her desires , jfl
and that finally , after settling tho house * | H
and $2o,000 worth of securities on her 'fl
prior to a quiet separation sho had coolly H
confessed to him that shrf loved Cum- H
mings and that she proposed not to hold H
the $29,000 in trust for their son , as H
Ames desired , but would set Cummings H
up iu business with it. Mrs. Ames , by fl
counsel , entered a vigorous denial of the H
charges preferred and the case dropped H
out of sight , nlthough it was understood H
that Mrs. Ames had gone to Omaha. H
Now it appears that early on Friday last H
Ames appeared with his counsel in fl
Judge Collins' court aud recited once H
more his tale. Edwin Frost , manager H
of a hotel on Clark street , also told about H
Cummings and Mrs. Ames occupying a fl
room together at his house on DecernH
ber 27,1887 , three days after Mrs. Ames' 9
alleged confession to her husband. The H
evidence satisfied Judge Collins , and he H
granted a decreo of divorce. H
Thurston Will Accent a Cabinet Place.
Tho Chicago Herald prints an interH
view with John M. Thurston of Nefl
braska , who was in tho city en route for fl
Washington. Mr. Thurston stated he fl
was going east on business for the Union fl
Pacing road aud that his visit hod no fl
political significance. fl
"Aro j-ou a candidate for a cabinet H
portfolio ? "
"My friends are making me a candi-
date , lint so faros rum concerned I have fl
not made any move iu that direction. In fl
fact , I have refused to do many things fl
my odvisore wish me to do. " H
"But 3ou would accept the secretaryfl
ship of the interior if it were tendered fl
yon , would you not ? " H
"Well , sir , I will be frank with you ; H
an offer of a position in Mr. Harrison's fl
cabinet would put me in rather an emfl
barrassiug predicament. I have now a fl
position wherein I am thoronghly confl
tent content with my duties and con- fl
tent with my salary. I am a poor man H
and yon know there is a wide difference fl
between a cabinet officer's salary and the fl
expense of keeping up a cabinet officer's H
establishment in Washington. fl
"For all this I must tell yon plainly , fl
if Mr. Harrison should offer me a seat fl
in his cabinet I could not well afford to I
refuse. That is the fix I should be in. 9
It is giving up a $12,000 position for an I
$8,000 one , giving up comfort for dis- I
comfort. But I would in all probability
accept if I were offered the chance. "
All Have No ! Yet Reported. I
The electoral messengers , from nine
states have not as yet arrived at Wash-
ington and delivered the vote of the I
electoral colleges of their states to Pres- I
ident pro tern Ingals. The law requires
that the messengers shall deliver an en-
velope containing the results of the vot- M
ing of the electors in their respective
states not later than the last Monday in ' -m
January. This will be next Monday , > f
the 28th inst. Returns have been re- *
ceived. from all tho states by mail , but
this does not comply with tho provisipns
of the law which imperatively requires I
that the messengers shall present their
communication to the president of tho
senate by the date above named. Tho I
envelope must bear on its face tho I
names of the electors and its contents
subscribed in accordance with section I
139 revised statntea The states whose
messengers will be delinquent unless
they arrive by next Monday are : Coli-
fornia , Colorado. Florida , Oregon , Ken-
tuoky , Maine , Nebraska , Nevada and
Texas. I
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