The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 22, 1889, Image 6

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H F. ML KIROIELL , PHbll.her.
HK 1M "ve Stock commission.
H j Oapt. T7. W. Abbey , of the Btato livo
1 stock commission , in answer to ques-
B tions propounded by an Omaha Boo ro-
B porter , eaid : "Tho law now in force was
m suggested by an ontbrealc of Texas fover
B about fivo years ago in a bunch of cattle ,
B near Brady Island , that was shipped
H | | direct from tho south. Native cattle
H | passing over tho pasturage which had !
f beon occupied by this diseased ship-
g ment , and stock with which they com-
Ef municated , were subjected to great fatal-
Hff ity , aggregating a loss of $100,000.
Hff There has been no such prevalence of
HJf disease since the sanitary 'law was car-
i ried out.
Hlf "Two years ago pleuro pnonmona was
H | raging in the stockyards at Chicago ,
Bf and hod it not beon for this law , that
K fatal affection would doubtless have
H spread , not only through Nebraska , but
B it would have reached the country west
B of ns. To illustrate our danger , Dr. H.
Vb Xi. Eamocciotti , of this city , acting for
Vs the commission , stopped four shipments
of ten cars of feeders from tho Chicago
BVa yards , at tho Bluffs transfer , and sent
Hkj luera back to Chicago , thus preventing
BSj the importation of this dangerous
J malady. "
BVj On beingquestioned asto'the sanitary
HS vigilance of the commissioners in rela-
H > tion to keeping out glandered horses
HS and exterminating those animals within
BV the state already stricken with that dis-
H ease , the doctor asserted that although
H cases were numerous at the time of the
BB organization of tho commission , at the
Bjf present time "fifty counties of the state
Bal were practically Tid of 'the destroyer of
Bai horses , and that he expected two more
Bj | years of ite aggressive work would re-
Bjj lieve the state of the malady.
B Jr. J. S. Brice , a prominent physi-
B cian of Crete , died in Des Moines last
BV week of heart disease.
Bb In Custer county on the 10th Fred
B " Pierce shot and killed Samuel Ankney.
B $ k Ankney was partly intoxicated , and had
Bb abused several people and made a bru-
Bjj tal attack upon his brother George. At
BV the request of George's wife , Pierce
Bjj pulled Samuel off his victim. The fu-
xions man 'then struck Pierce , who
Bj pulled a revolver and fired. Samuel
Bj Ankney had a hard name , and was an
Bb -ex-convict and a violent man.
B Toung Beers , convicted in the dis-
B trictcourt of Lincoln of killing his
Bj sweetheart , 'has been sentenced to the
Bl penitentiary for life.
H | Word has been received by a Fre-
Bj montonan , says the Tribune , as to the
H whereabouts of George W. Lehr , Ifoe
H -ex-station agent at West Point , whb
Bj eloped a short time ago with Mrs. J. M.
BJ Maybee. He is at Sherman , Texas , and
BJ remitted a sum of money to the Pre-
BJ mont man to cancel an obligation. He
BJ is railway agent at Sherman.
BJ * Death is announced of two brothers
BJ in the southern part of the state from
H glanders contracted from diseased horses
BJ Steps are being taken at Beatrice
H for'tho construction of the paper mill.
H It is rumored that a bill will bo in-
j troduced during the present session of
K the legislature excludintr all females
BJ from any employment in the legislature
Bj or on committees.
BBjB | Brainard was somewhat disturbed
B a-few days ago by Miss Hoghe filing a
By -complaint against John Leisure , charg-
] . ing him with seduction , under promise
Bp of roarriage. Sheriff Darnell took the
H bird in charge before he could fly , as he
was spreading his wings to do , and he
B ] therenprm concluded to marry the girl
H he had wronged.
H Some of our best citizens of Tecum-
B seh are talking of going to the Okla-
B homa country to get their fill of Indian
B lands and Indian arrows.
I The B. & M. will build ffeight
B and passenger depots in Plattsmouth
B this year.
II The entire highway from Grand
II Island to Wood Biveris to be graded as
B eoon as the weather will permit.
B The city of Tecumseh is somewhat
If -excited over the fact that the supreme
II onrt rendered a decision which closes
If up both saloons of that place. The
B ground upon which the decision is based
If ] isihata councilman who has signed a
HJ " petition for a license is incompetent to
Bl pass upon it as a councilman.
Bj An electric fire alarm is the latest
BJ improvement at Grand Island.
Kj Prof. Thrasher , of Edgar , will soon
H issue a 300 pasre cloth volume contain-
Bj ing biographical sketches of the more
H prominent teachers of Nebraska.
B ' Scarlet fever has laid hold of the
Hj littlf ones in the Lincoln Home of the
B Priendless. Pour of the inmates are
B down with the disease.
B Tho board of trade of Nebraska
B - City bus propositions from four differ-
B ent manufactories looking for locations.
B H. C. Hitt , an Omaha lawyer , was
B arrested on the street for being drunk.
B He resisted vigorously and was booked
B . on that charge as well. When taken to
B the station he tore down the water closet
B * and raised Cain generally until it was
B found necessary to 'handcuff him to a
BL post.
B * Mrs. Hanna , of Grand.Island , last
B week crave birth to triplets , At last
B _ Accounts two of them were living.
B • ' A revival is in progress in the Chris-
B tian church at Beatrice and deep inter-
B eat in the work is manifested.
B * * A wild cat weighing 61 pounds was
I „ caught in a trap near Ainsworth.
' - A religious revival at Beynolds ro-
c suited in 33 accessions to the Methodist
' k and 5 to the Baptist church ,
ij' Mrs. Vener Berenger , living north
of Cnlbertson , had the misfortune to
c ; fall down cellar , breaking her left leg
* * above the knee.
The coun ly surveyor of Custer coun-
0 " " " iy , with'aiorpe pf eleven , men , is busy
> . making the survey for the proposed
t3 * canal to connect the Dismal river with
> 4 the Muddy and thus furnish a magnifi-
r cent water power for Broken Bow.
It is told that a prominent citizen of
this county , says the Culbertson Sun ,
1 who does not live more than a dozen
miles from the river went home the
other night and found his wife in the
arms of another man. The gentleman
in question left so suddenly that he for
got his hat and coat , which to his great
% relief were brought to him by his ever
faithful horse a few hours later.
* The Independent clamors to have
ift , . th'o jail gang at Grand Island put to
iFv - -worlcon the streets , just to kcepsamn
iff ? from finding somethiug for their idle
lp ' Ul Jiandstodo.
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An effort is being made to form *
building and loan association atBl
- One of tho mules of an Uncle Tom's
Cabin troupe jumped off a train be
tween Chester and Hubboll and broke
its neck.
Broken Bow will have a new county
court house next summer.
A number of members of the legis
lature took a trip to South Bend last
week to make a visit to the state fishe-
rics at that place. Tho object of the
visit was to show the improvements that
liuvo been mado in tho fisheries in the
past few years. Tho institution , in
charge of Superintendent O'Brien , is
working with .excellent results. Almost
every variety of fish that can bo culti
vated in this temporaturo is being
grown. Among them are a dozen varie
ties of trout , salmon , bass and carp. It
will not be many j'ears till the influence
of tho institution will bo felt all oyer the
state , and demonstrated by tho inhabi
tants of its waters.
Gilbert , alias Moore , an employe at
tho sewer pipe works at Beatrice , skip
ped last week. Next day iKirties from
Shelton wore on hand with underwood ,
deputy sheriff of Buffalo county , looking
for him. Ho is said to have committed
forgeriesof notes and mortgages
amounting to $1,000. He is supposed
to have gone to Kockford , 111.
Pasker Byan , one of the earliest set
tlers and a highly respected citizen of
Pillmoro county , died at his home a few
miles north of Exeter last week. Mr.
Byan leaves a wife and fonr children and
a large number of friends to mourn the
loss they sustain. He was sick but a few
days and his death was tvn unexpected
blow to the community.
Tho Lincoln Journal says : Dr. Bill
ings reports that the calf inoculated
with the pure culture of the germ of tho
cattle disease which was not investigated
by the cattle commission at Premont , is
very sick and will probably die to-day.
Tho rabbits , Guinea pigs and mice which
were innoculated with the same culturo
have already succumbed , the same germ
being found in each of them.
Buffalo Bill , of Nebraska fame , is
going to Paris with his Wild West show
and will hold forth in that city for six
Tho Catholic church at Homer was
dedicated on Sunday last.
There are six bankers in the Ne
braska lower house.
The Custer county court house bonds
will bo sold to the highest bidder on the
2d of March. Tho bonds are expected
to bring a good price , as it is under
stood there will be a number of bidders.
Beal estate in Valparaiso has been
active since opening of the year.
The citizens of Louisville are mov
ing in the matter of securing a wagon
bridge across the river at that place.
Fremont , in the matter improve
ments , expects to beat the record this
year. I I
Over $2,000 has been subscribed at
Cedar Bapids to build a "lodge halL" i
An effort is being made to organize
a Christian church at Table Bock.
The street car robber has turned up
in Beatrice. He made a capture of
twelve dollars while the driver was
changing teams.
The 7-year-old son of Post Surgeon
Haskins at Port Omaha died lost week
from the effects of having a leg ampu
tated pt the thigh. The Jad was badly
injured while trying tocatch a ride on
a wagon near the fort , and in some man
ner his leg waseaught in the wheel ,
crushing it in a horrible manner. The
amputation took place an the evening ,
and in spite of the best medical aid the
child died.
A step in the interest of rigid econ
omy of the Union Pacific was taken by
Mr. Cushmg last week. He has given
instructions to the effect that all time
worked in the TJnion Pacific machinery
department outsido of the regular hours
must be reported fully with a detained
statement of the necessity of such extra
work before any allowance can be made
for such.
The TJnion Pacific railway company
has incorporated the Carbon Cut-Ofi
railway company in Wyoming. W. A.
Holcomb , T. L. Kimball , C. M. Cum-
mings , V. C. Boj'ne and J. S. Cameron
are the incorporators. The capital stock
is placed at $1,000,000 , and the company
intends buildins a road from Sulphur to
its coal fields , fifteen miles northwest of
that point , and has agreed in its charter
to build branches to any coal or mineral
deposits in Carbon , Sweetwater or Pre
mont counties.
Representative Wilcox of Bed Wil
low county , has introduced a bill to en
courage the manufacture of sugar from
cane , beets and other sugar producing
plants. BjT the provisions of this bill
the sum of $35,000 is appropriated to
be expended in paying a royalty of 2
cents per pound on all sugar produced
in this state from cane or other plants.
G. W. Barnhart , one of the state
live stock commissioners , thinks it
would be a most unwise thing to make
any change in the present law , and gave
figures to show what had been saved for
the state since the commission was cre
The Schuyler Sun hears of a very
sad case in the vicinity of Clarkson. A
family by the name of Hejtmanek lost
fonr children with that dreaded disease
A peculiar accident happened last
week at Morrissey's eleyator in Mil-
ford. The floor in a shipping bin broke
through , letting about 800 bushels of
corn drop to the floor below and break-
ing through that floor.
A "Fancy" Ball In Helena.
Helena ( Mont. ) special : The demi-
monde of Helena turned out in force
last night , and mado a night of it in a
way that made tho on-lookers open
their eyes in wonder and astonishment.
Helena has never had such an exhibi-
tion during its history. The police did
not interfere , and the gay members ol
the substratum of Helena society held
high revel. JCho performance took 1
place in a large basement in an out-of- '
the-way place , and the noise and rib- '
aldry did not reach the ears of the peoJ
pie on the street. The < 5oceasion was V-M
grand masquerade and fancy dress ball !
tendered th"tn by one of the most '
prominent landladies residing in the ]
prescribed section of Wood street. ]
About seventy-five couples were pres- ]
enr , some en masque , others in abbre-
viated skirts , many in fancy dress , not
a small sprinkling of whom appeared in
a suggestive style of undress. Frail co1
quettes in silken tights which brought 1
out the oontour of the naked form were
conspicuous. The fnn crew fast and i
furious and between heated turns in the
waltz and more heated turns at the bar '
the crowds with wild and reckless aban- j
don committed acts that were very far
oufrfide the limits of propriety. As
they filled with wine their orgies' were ]
of , the most outrageous character , and ]
not untU tho dawn of day did the rev- '
ellers adjourn exhausted by the night's
experience. '
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of the Xvbratlw Atremhly.
In iho' senate on the 9th but two bills
were introduced , as follows : A bill for
an act to emend seotion 2 of chapter 2 of
tho compiled statutes of 1887 of the
state of Nebraska , entitled "Agricul
ture , " and to repeal said section. A
bill for an act entitled . "An act to
appoint registrars of election and to pro
vide for the registry of voters in cities
having a population of 5,000 or more
inhabitants. The registry bill for cities
of over 5,000 inhabitants provides that
one inspector or registrar shall be
appointed for each ward , or precinot by
the mayor of tho city , and tho confirm
ation of such appointments lies with tho
city council. It provides that a list ol
voters in all the precincts shall be pre
pared by tho inspectors or registrars
acting as a board , which shall meet fiyo
- weeks before tho election. Into the list
shall be incorporated the polling lista ot
the last previoiis general election , and
every voter shall be exactly located.
The list is to be posted in some conspic
uous place in the city clerk's office. On
the Tuesday preceding election lha
l > oard of registrars shall meet to reviso
the listsbut additions shall notbe placed
on the original list. Tho usual Fafo-
guards are thrown around tho registry
lists , and it is provided that tho right of
challenge shall not be impaired. Senate
files Nos. 113 , 120 , 122 and others ,
reported from the joint comraitteo on
county and township organization , wore
recommitted after some lively passages
between Howe and Bansom over the
bill granting the right to condemn real
estate to water companies supplying
towns and cities. In tho house but few
members were present. The motion by
which Corlffn's bill for an amendment
to the constitution providing for _ tho
investment of a permanent educational
fund of the state was refused a position
at the head of the general file , was re-
ponsidered nd oiven tho esired posi
tion. The house then went into com
mittee of the whole to consider the
measure. Hall of Lancaster moved that
the bill bo recommended to pass.
Christy of Clay vigorously opposed.
Corbin , the author of the bill , defended
the measuie , claimin that there was a
vast sum ot money lying idle in tho
treasury which mi-jiit be loaned to
school districts on their registered bonds.
Hamilton favored the measure on the
ground that it ought to be submitted to
the people as any other measure. Burn-
ham of Keya Paha also favored on like
grounds , adding that the selling of
school lands is constantly swelling tho
state school fund. The bill was recom
mended to pass.
The senate on the 11th held a short
session , beginning at 4 o'clock. It
passed a bill authorizing Omaha's chief
of police and police judge to sell un
claimed property coming into their pos
session in the course of duty. Another
bill provides that the proceeds shall go
to the police relief fund. The senate
also passed a bill allowing n yearly ex-
penditure of $1,000 for the city en
gineer's salary in cities of second class ,
The committee of the whole approved
the bill establishing a police relief fund
in Omaha. In the house barely a
quorum of members responded to the
roll call. McBride offered a resolution
directing the committee on insurance
to report back senate file 8 , tho Bansom
bill to compel insurance companies to
pay full face of policy , and house roll
14 , a bill of the same tenor. Satisfac
tory explanations were made , and the
resolution was withdrawn. A bill was
introduced by Hanthorne to compel
purchasers of tax titles to notify all par
ties who held mortgages on the poperty
of the sale , also one by the committee
on public lands and public buildings to
appropriate the sum of $20,000 to repair
the damages that resulted from the re-
cent explosion at the insane asylum.
In the senate on the 12th , Senator
Connor introduced a bill , senate file No.
194 , amendingsection25of the compiled
statues , regarding school lands and
funds. Tho purport of the bill is to
compel the state treasurer to keep the
permanent school funds of the state in
vested in bonds of some kind named in
the statutes. Senate filo No. 195 was in
troduced by Jowett. Senate file No. 91
was passed. This bill provides that in
counties under township organization ,
the assessor with his assessment book
and the schedules and statements of
property by him assessed , together with
the towntoard ) , or in cities of the second
class of over five thousand (5,000) ) in
habitants , the assessors with their said
books , schedules and statements ,
together with the flupervisors from such
city , or in cities of the second class of
less than five thousand (5,000) inhabi
tants and villagestho assessors with
their said books , schedules and state
ments , together with the mayor and city
council and the supervisors fromsaid
city or board of trustees shall constitute
a board for receiving assessments. The
time of the senate in the afternoon was
chiefly employed in committee of the
whole. The most interesting bills under
discussion were the bill granting muni
cipal suffrage to women and that amend
ing the pharmacy law by raising the ex
amination fees and annual dues. The
latter was recommended to pass. The
former was indefinitely postponed.
Hooverfrom the committee on
military affairs , reported house rol '
No. 47 , with the recommendation
that it pass. In the house
Representative Majors' joint resolution
making state warrants state securities
when indorsed by the state treasurer
"presented and not paid for want of
funds" was put on third reading and
passed uunnimouslv. " Lee offered a
resolution to adjourn over February 22 ,
in order to gxve the uiemlters of tho
legislature an "importunity to attend the
G. A. li. re.u.ion. Carried 44 to 13.
Cody ' , of Howard , offered the following
resolution : Whereas , Hon. Frank B.
Morrissey has publicly charged in the
Omaha Herald of the 10th inst. , that
members of this body corruptly re
ceived ' a money consideration for their
action ; upon measures pending before
this house , and declared his ability to
furnish the names of members so re
ceiving \ such consideration and the
amounts 1 received ; therefore , Eesolved ,
That ' Scoville , Hopper , Majors , White
and Corbin , be , and they are hereby ap
pointed ' a committee to investigate said
charges and all other charges of corrup
tion made against members of this
body , with full power to send for per
sons and papers and administer oaths
and affirmations to witnesses called.
And be it further resolved , That said
committee > be and they are hereby in
structed to proce ' edewith such investiga
tion with all convenient dispatch and
report all evidence taken to the house
with their recommendation in the prem
ises. After discussion the resolution
In the senate on the 13th , Senator
Ijams' bill for a polico relief fund in
cities of the metropolitan class was
passed. The senate passed Nesbitt's bill
giving the "Tenth district two judges ,
Manning's bill , permitting persons to
associate to insure their own property ,
and Pope's bill , making counties liable '
to an individual who may suffer damage
by reason of a defective bridge or high
way. Cornell's resolution for a consti
tutional amendment relative to the in
vestment of the permanent school fund
was defeated. Senator Cornell intro
duced a resolution directingjthe indicia- . '
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ry committoe to frame a bill for tho in
vestment of the surplus in tho state
treasury. Laid over under tho rules.
Sutherland's resolution requesting tho
board of transportation to make a sched
ule ot freight rates that will prevent dis
crimination camo up as a special order.
After lengthy discussion tho resolution
was indefinitely postponed. In tho house
The following were reported for pas
sage. A bill to insuro a more speedy
trial bj * limiting tho postponement on
the motion of 0110 party alone , and pro
scribing tho conditions on which trials
may be adjourned. A till incorporating
homestead associations to loan caoh
memlor money to purchase land and
make improvements. A bill to punish
anybody with a $25 or $100 fine for
selling intoxicating liquors to habitual
drunkards. Tho bill authorizing the
mayor aud council of cities of second
class , having over 5,000 inhabitants , to
borrow monoy not to exceed 5 per cent
on tho valuation to aid in bnilding or
repairing tho court house , was recom
mended for passage. The South Omaha
charter bill was recommended for pas
sage. A bill was introduced by Hill , of
Butler , appropriating $3,100 to pay tho
damages caused by Billings in his ex
periments to prevent hog cholera. The
money is to be distributed ns follows :
H. H. Hues , $1,380 ; Edward Hiukloy ,
$480 , and Louis Lindon , S840. All these
parties are residents of Butler county ,
and have lost swine through "innocn-
lation" by Billings , aggregating tho
amount named. House roll 45 , Hall's
maximum tariff bill was taken up , but
went over. Gilbert's usury bill was
then taken up. Wistoner's motion to
strike out the enacting clause was lost
by a voto of 41 to-35. Tho matter was
not disposed of at the hour of adjourn
In the senate on the 14th Senator
Punck presented a resolution directing
tho committee on public lands and
'buildings to prepare a bill for tho re
moval of tho homo for tho friendless to
the experimental farm. 'Tho resolution
recited that the homo needs enlarging
and tho adjoining land is very expens
ive. Tho resolution called for the sale
of tho present homo and the uso of ten
acres of tho farm. There was quito
lengthy discussion over tho resolution ,
which was finally adopted. The com
mittee of the whole took up Senator
Paxton's bill , giving Nebraska's consent
to the purchase or condemnation of a
postoffice site in Omaha , and ceding
jurisdiction thereover to the United
States. The bill was passed over for a
time. Mr. Howo's glass ballot box bill
was approved in committee. When re
ported to the senate tho fight to indefi
nitely postpone was begun , and to savo
it the house consented to have it recom
mitted with a view to making it apply
only to the larger cities. Senator Linn's
bill for taxing sleeping cars was recom
mended for passage. In the house rolls
14 , 88. 104 , and senate file 3 , all bills of
a similar character , regulating insurance
companies , were reported from the com
mittee without any recommendation.
Among the few bills introduced was one
by O'Brien , of Douglas , to limit the
number of insurance agents in a town or
city to one for each company. The Gil
bert usury bill was called up and ordered
to a third reading _ by a vote of 43 to 38.
The house went into committee of the
whole to consider bills on general file.
House roll 124 , a bill by Hall , provides
that at each election in cities or villages ,
the question of license or no license
shall be submitted to the voters. If a
majority vote for license , the city coun
cil or village board shall issue licenses to
all who complywith the provisions of
the statute1 , and if the majority vote no
license , then the sale of intoxicating
liquor shall be unlawful in city or vil
lage. The bill was amended to make-ifc
necessary for the applicant to secure the
written consent of each property holder
adjoining the proposed location of the
j 1 saloon , before a license shall issue. The
license is fixed at $500 for all villages un
der 2,000 inhabitants , aud $1,000 for all
cities of a larger size. Efforts were
made to increase the license fees from
S500 to $1,000 and from $1,000 to 2,500 ,
but they were not successful. The bill
was reported back with the recommen
dation that it do pass. Th following
bills were introduced : T < - provide for
the letting by contractor all printing
or stationery used by'tie state of Ne
braska , and all societies and institutions
Df the state where tho bills for printing
ind stationery are to be paid for by tho
3tate. 'To provide for the uniformity of
text books for the public and common
? ohools in the state of Nebraska.
The senate on the 15th labored with
the three bills for the creation of Thurs
ton county. One took a slice from
Wayne county , thi fcther. robbed Burt .
of a patch and the third joined them
with the Omaha and Winnebago reser '
vations to make territory enough for .
the proposed county of Thurston. The
bills were made special order for the
19th. The senate passed Linn's bill for
taxing sleeping cars , Burton's bill in
creasing the aggregate limit of school •
taxes in cities of 1,000 to 5,000 from 20
to 25 mills , and Hoover's resolution call
ing on the secretary of state for a bill
of the telephones in state institutions I
and their cost. Tho committee on pub
lic lands and buildings reported favora
bly on Polk's bill requiring executive
officers to report annually to the gov
ernor the personal property in their of
fices and a statement of any such prop-
erty as may have been disposed of.
Senator Connor's abstractor bill was
discussed at length and killed. It made
abstractors liable under their $10,000
bonds for errors in their abstracts , and
fixed penalties for violating the act.
The secretary of state _ reported fifteen
telephones in state institutions nt a
yearly cost of $9G4. Three of them
cost $100 each. The others range from
$48 to $54 , the six in the state house be
ing at the Jatter figure. In the house
Hampton introduced a resolution recit
ing that whereas the house had 137 em
ployes , a larger number than ever be
fore , therefore a committee consisting
of Johnson , Elliott , Berry , Hnnna and
Farley be appointed to examine the
matter and report to the house the
names of those , if any , whose services
could be dispensed with. Adopted.
Bills were introduced : To establish a
board of printing , and to appoint n
state printer and regulate his prices
therefor , and to establish a system for
contracting for the material for the pub-
lie printing used by the state. To pro1
vide that all persons shall be entitled to 1
the same civil rights and to punish all 1
persons for violation of its provisions. 1
To repeal the law creating a bureau of 1
labor. A bill appropriating $20,000 for 1
the purpose of sending a delegation to 1
the centennial celebration of the inau-
gurations ; of President Washington , at 1
New Yorkoh April 30 , was taken up j
and debated at length without reaching 1
a vote , 1
Americans in China. ]
Washington dispatch : In a communi- ]
cation to the state department Minister
Denby states that the number of Ameri-
can citizens now residing in tho Chinese t
empire is 1,022. Of this number 500 are
missionaries , seventy-three are seafarers ,
twenty-eight are in tho Cliinese customs
service and twenty-three follow mercan
tile pursuits. Tho occupations of 845 are
The auction craze has stmck O'Neill c
to an alarming extent , so mueh so as to c
have a rather depressing effect on the s
.old tried and true merchants. ' c
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Tfic Tallest Ofilce Jlitttdlnir tn Chicago a to
tal WrtcJt.
Chicago dispatch : Ono of tho tidiest
office buildings in America collapsed
to-dny. A number of workmon rushed
out just in time to escape being crushed
under tho mountain of wreckage Tho
ruined building was tho Owings block ,
a beautiful gothic structure , fourteen
stories high , situated at tho corner of
Dearborn and Adams streets , just oppo
site tho postoffice , in tho center of tho
business district. The ten lower stories
fell in , ono after another , leaving tho
walls , tho four upper floors and tho roof
standing in a decidedly shaky condi
tion. In tho tenth story tho tile floor
ing was defective , or was damaged by
tho natural settling of tho building.
About 8:30 : this morning a dozen or
so of the workmen who wero in tho
basement heard an ominous crack and
crash. Fortunately for them they did
not stop to inquire tho cause , but rushed
frantically into the street. A succes
sion of thunderous reports followed tho
first crash , then one mighty din , and tho
atmosphere was filled with a great up
rising cloud of dust. When tho air was
cleared , where onco story above story
rose with every appearance of collo sal
strenth and durability , now mounted a
fantastic heap of debris , while a space
for 130 feet above was empty , savo for
the bent and distorted iron beams that
here and there projected from tho walls.
The superintendent and contractors
wero summoned , but did not seem to
have any idea of the cause of the wreck ,
or if they did they kept it carefully to
themselves. Tho building , which was
rapidly approaching completion , was
considered one of the finest in the city
from a standpoint of convenience ,
strength and architecture. Tho three
lower stories wero of stone and others
above erf pressed brick. Tho interior
was entirely of tile , supported bj' mas
sive iron girders.
The tiles of which the flooring were
mado wero fitted together like keystones ,
and airy extension of spaco confining
them would"tend to allow the entire mass
to drop out. It is presumed that the
setting of tho building caused the first
break , and that the weight of tho mass
precipitated from the tenth floor carried
down the remainder of the inner struc
ture. The matter creates great com
ment among business men. Tho very
fact that the accident seemed to bo un-
forseen is generally considered the most
serious phase of it , when taken in con
nection with the idea that it might havo
occurred when tho building was com
pleted and filled with occupants. Not
withstanding the great height of the
building , the land on which it stands is
not more than fifty feet square. Tho
design was to utilize every .inch to the
utmost. Tho exterior shows-no signs of
the wreck of tho inside. No informa
tion as to tho probable loss or what is to
be done could be obtained from any one
about the building.
Wherein im Passed a Jttill to Protect Oitr In
terests tu Panama.
Washington dispatch : The senate , in
secret session , has passed the following
bill to enable the president of the United
States to protect our interests in Pan
ama : Be it enacted , etc. , that there be
aud is hereby appropriated out of any
money in the treasury , not otherwise
appropriated , the sum of $250,000 to en
able the president to protect the inter
ests of the United States , aud to provide
for tho security of the persons and
property of citizens of the United States
at the isthmus of Panama , in such man
ner as ho may deem expedient.
It is learned that the committee on
foreign relations had received no news
of any outbreak at Panama , but deem
ing it best to be prepared for any that
might occur , it had decided to ask for
ttie passage of this bill at once , as an in
dependent measure , rather than risk the
dela3's and uncertainties attending nn
amendment to the appropriation bills.
Tho troubles are such as are incident
to tho discharge of a body of labor
ers whose means of gaining a livelihood
are thereby cut off , and who , in their
desperation aud distress , may resort to
violence and bloodshed. It is under
stood that it has boen deemed wise by
the authorities of the United States ,
Great Britain and other nations having
large numbers of their citizens employed
on the Panama canal , to arrange for
bringing them home in case of wholesale
discharge , and not to suffer them to re
main on the isthmus in destitution and
want. To provide for this the sum of
$250,000 was appropriated. After a
number of appointments favorably re
ported by committees had been con
firmed , the question of removing the in
junction of secrecy from the proceed
ings in connection with the considera-
tion of the British extradition treaty was
taken up. To this there was considera
ble opposition. The motion finally pre
vailed , and to-morrow the record of pro
ceedings , covering a period of two or
three years , will bo furnished to the
Fell a Victim to Bunco Men. j !
Burlington ( la. ) special : Luke Pal
mer , sr. , for fifty years a resident of
Burlington , worth about $250,000 , and
reputed to be one of the shrewdest
financiers in Iowa , fell a victim to bnncc
men on Saturday to the tune of $5,000.
Tho particulars have , until this morning ,
been guarded closely. The game em-
ployed was but a slight variation of the
first bunco game on record. The men
who phvj'ed it were J. F. Connor , known
the country over as "Dyed Beddy Con
nor , " because of his fiery lined mns-
tnche , and G. W. Kelly , alias "Big Nose j
Kelly , " and a third pal.
The first pair are the same who worked
a 1 state official at Topeka , Kan. , three '
years ; ago for $12,000. They came into <
town at 11:30 Saturday morning and ]
were at once spotted by an officer and .
warned to leave. They ate a hasty din- j
ner : , spotted their victim , and introduced x
him to a room where an alleged (
Cincinnati ' publishing house was con j
ducting < a lottery. Palmer was iuduced {
to 1 play and won $5,000. As usual in t
such cases , he was obliged to prove his
financial responsibility by producing
the equivalent of the sum he had won ;
solic stepped"are-und'to the First Na- j
tioual bank , drew S5.000 and laid it on
the green cloth. This "reference" was |
satisfactory , and the old man , holding j
another chance in the drawing tried it
again ; this 'time , of course , losing. He •
kicked as the dealer raked the lucre off
tho board , but nnavailingly. Kelly , c
Connor aud his partner left town at 2:30 :
p. m. , going towardPeoria , but as , *
through the old man's stupidity , he
having bound himself to keep silence *
until Monday in the hope of recovering i
the money , the swindlers have too long (
a start to be easily captured. j
A Consular Agent Dead. i
The department of state has received *
notice of the death at his post of Mr.
Thomas A. Boberson , c6nsnlar agent of ]
tho United States at Fnerth , Germany ,
on the 4th inst. Mr. Boberson was a f
citizen of Missouri. He died of con- j
sumption , after an illness of several { j
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Ar Improvement f r SIsmx City.
Sioux City special : Deeds woro niea
to-day for a largo number of lots in the
lower part of town for a site for a union' '
depot. 0. J. Brnokobush , as trustee ,
has beon buying tins property for
months. Tho building is to front 600
feet on Wall street and to be 150 feet
deep , to bo mado of brick faced with
stone , and to cost $500,000. It will bo
built by tho Chicago & Northwestern ,
the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis &
Omaha , the Illinois Central aud the
Union Pacific.
A. Synopsis of ProceedlUgs In the Senate and
House of Jtepresenlatlces.
Senate. In the senate on the 9th the
bill to establish a United States court
in the Indian Territory was taken up
and passed. Tho fortification appropri
ation bill was taken up. On motion of
Manderson tho item of $200,000 was in
serted for the purchoso of movable sub
marine torpedoes , impellod and con
trolled at will by power from shoro sta-
sionB. Several amendments reported
from tho committeo on appropriations
wero agreed to and the bill passed. Tho
senate resumed consideration of tho
Union Pncifio refunding bill , tho ques
tion being on Mitchell's motion to re
commit with instructions to tho com
mitteo to report a bill applying also to
the Central Pocific. Without definite
action the senate adjourned.
House. In the house on the 9th the
senato bill was passed authorizing the
construction of a bridge across the Mis
sissippi river at La Crosse , Wisconsin.
The house then went into committee of
tho wholo on tho postoffico appropria
tion bill. After considerable debate tho
committeo arose to allow tho houso to
limit tho donate , and that having been
done , Springer of Illinois reported that
tho conference committee on the terri
torial bill has been unable to agree.
Baker of New York offered a resolution
instructing the houso conferrees to ox-
clude New Mexico from the bill to pro
vide for the admission of north Dakota
by proclamation , and Washington shall
be admitted on the same terms , either
by proclamation or by formal acts of
admission. The matter went over until
Senate. In tho senate on tho 11th ,
Mr. Frye having been called away by
death in his family , tho Union Pacific
funding bill was laid aside aud the naval
appropriation bill taken up. The amend
ment reported by the committeo on ap
propriations for tho construction of two
steel cruisers of 800 to 1,200 tons dis
placement , to cost in the aggregate , ex
clusive of armament , not more than 1
$700,000 ; of one steel cruiser of about
2,000 tens at a cost of not moro than !
$700,000 , and of one ram for harbor doj j
fense , was agreed to without discussion. I
This is in addition to the provisions of
the bill as it came from the house under.
the heading "increase of the navy. " I
House. The house on the 11th , on
motion of Mr. Caswell , of Wisconsin ,
insisted upon its amendment to the
direct tax bill , and a conference was
ordered. The house determined yeas '
131 , nays 80 to consider the Smallsj j j
Elliott contested election. Twenty-four I
democrats voted with the republicans in
the affirmative. Mr. Crisp then took
the floor for a presentation of tho caso.
The committee had considered it in tho
light of nn established law. He pro
ceeded to review the evidence in the
case , and entered upon an argument
tending to disprove several material
claims of the contestants. He then re
ferred to tho conviction of Smalls for
accepting a bribe while a state senator ,
and contended that that conviction had
injured him with tho colored people.
Mr. Dalzell asked what relevancy that
had to the question of how many votes
Smalls received at the lato election.
Pending further debate tho matter went
over aud the honsa adjourned.
Senate. In tho senate on the 12th
among the bills reported back from
committees and placed on the calendar
was one to provide for the enforcement
of the quarantine laws and regulations
of the United States , and for the estab
lishment of a national board of health.
Tho senate at 12:45 proceeded to execu
tive business. Within five minutes the
executive business was transacted and
consideration of the naval appropriation
bill was resumed. An amendment was
adopted appropriating $50,000 for test
ing the Hurst gun , and then the bills
were passed. Mr. Evarts asked unani
mous consent that the unfinished bnsi-
ness the _ Union Pacific funding bill ,
be laid aside and the report of the com
mittee on privileges and elections as to
outrages in Washington county , Texas ,
taken up. Agreed to. A resolution ac
companying tho report was read as fol
lows : Besolved , That the committee
on privileges and elections be directed
to carefully revise the existing laws reg
ulating tho elections of members of
songress , with a view of providing for
more complete protection of the exer
cise of tho elective franchise , and for
tho punishment of offenses against it ,
and to report to the next legislative ses-
jion of the senate by bill or otherwise.
House. In the house on tho 12th the
senate bill to enable the president to
protect tho interests of tho United
States I in Panama was referred to the
committee ' on foreign affairs , and leave
was granted to the committee to report
at ; airy time. Mr. Townshcnd , of Hli-
nois , introduced a bill appropriating
$50,000 ; for a snecial display of the farm
products , of tho United States at the
Paris exhibition , which was referred.
Tho house then resumed consideration
of ' the Smalls-Elliott contested election.
After discussion and without final action
on ' tho ease the house adjourned. J
Senate. In the senate on the 13th
the house bill granting to tho St. Paul , J
Minneapolis & Manitoba railway a right- |
of-way through the White Earth Indian '
reservation in Minnesota was reported j
and passed , with one formal amendment
on which a conference was asked. The 1
resolution reported from the committee C
on privileges and elections , instructing I
that committeo to revise the existing I
election law regulating tho election of j
menilwrs of congress , was taken up ,
and Mr. Evarts spoke in its support. * -
The i groat question came , at last , to be
whether there was to be tolerated in \
this country an authority and persistent c
power that was to set aside the governc
ment of the constitution and its laws. E
If thero would prove to be an irrecon-
citable conflict between public opinion
in Texas or in New York and public . ,
opinion in the country at large , his c \
opinion was that the opinion of the 0
whole country must finally prevail. p
House. In the house on the 13th the l
Smalls-Elliott contested election case "
was considered , Mr. Hemphill of South g
Carolina taking the floor. Mr. Hemp
hill spoke at great length and in a sar-
castic vein. All this talk abontan unCi
fair election law in Sonth Carolina wa3 q
nonsense. Tho people of South Carojj
liua believed that the negro should havo c
his rights , but they did not believe that
lie should have all "his rights and the
white nianV , too. After lengthy discus-
siou. indulged in hy a number of mem- J : '
hers , a vote was taken 011 the minority g
resolution , declaring Smalls tsntitled to
KfRrfSS - * sS - - " -iifr 1 1 TiTT.JWiTr r 1 f Tfr ry
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_ j in , , , 1 .1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 iiili iii miammimm lSmm Ks t s Sti
- a $ M
ft scat ICwM Iecf a ftf far * l8
of 120 to 143 , with the J6PtoB • * • . JB
Messrs. Wilson of Minneeot * , and ll-- , * JgK
sell of MaesaohuaotU , who toted will * m
tho republicans , Tho majority * $ "S
tion seating Elliott waa then wcw1 M
house ad- t
without division , and the
journcd. , . . Jot
Senate. In tho sonata on the 14th * ' Jfr M
resolution of Hoar'a calling for copies % < jBj
of tho testimony taken * by Special Agent- : | lj
i3yrno of tho treasury department in re- mj
gnrd to undervaluations at the New Jp
York custom houso. was agrcedto. Sen- • ? § &
ator Hoar explained that he wished tc # 1
compare tho testimony with the svrora < * M
statements of formor employee ot the- ' jS
offico , published in tho New York Even- jM
ing Post. Senator Wilson , of Iowa , ad- -
dressed the senato in support of tho but JBj
relating to imported liquors , introduced m
by Senntor Fryo on Decombor 21 , 1887 , , J3 {
and reported bade adversely from the- ' " f&f
judiciary committeo on the 10th ov iM'i
March , 1888 , and then placed on the * "Mi
calendar. No definito action was taken. ' - |
Tho resolution in relation to tho elec * - g
tions in Texas was taken up and Son's ?
ator Coke addressed tho senate. He- | ? i
said the report of tho committeo on in > : ]
vestigatiou was unjust , one-stdod , and * . je'l
portisan. Tho testimony that was dam- > J
aging had been included in it and tho- J
exculpatoiy testimony had been care- > . * |
fully excluded. Adionrned. / * * - 1
House. In tho house on tho 14th the * -r j
senate bill was possocf providing for * I
writs of error to tho United States su-- - ' J
premo court in cases involving theqnes * 1' % a
tion of tho jurisdiction of tho oourt be- * * * | * |
low. Tho bill to divide a portion of the1 J
Sionx reservation in Dakota into sop- ' " * I
nrate reservations and to secure tho re- > to
linquishment of tho Indian titles to the 1
remainder , was called iip , and twe % 1
amendments having been rejected , the- a 1
bill was passed. Mr. Sayers , of Tcras- * 1
reported back tho fortification appro- \ fl
priation bill with the Benate amend- -m
ments , which was referred to the com- " - *
mitteo of tho wholo. Mr. Springer
called up tho conference report on the * 1
senate bill for tho admission of tho state * - M
of South Dakota. Tho report , which- 1
reports a total disagreement , was agreed ) fl
to. Mr. Springer moved thnt the house- fl
insist on its amendments , nndask for I
another conference. This motion waa I
agreed to. Adjourned. I
Senate. In the senato on the 15th , I
the senate bill to ratify aud confirm the
agreement with the Muscogee ( or Creek ) I
nations of Indians in Indian territory , I
opening to settlement unassigned lands
in Indian territory , tho consideration. 9
being $2,281,000 , was taken from tho
calendar aud passed. Among other bills- H
passed wero the following : Tho senate-
bill authorizing the president to place-
General William Eosecrans on there-
tired list as a brigadier-general of the- * H
regular army. Houso bill granting a-
right of way to the Fort Smith , Paris & H
Dardanelle railway company from Fort
Smith , Ark. , through Indian territory
to or near Baxter Springs , in Kansas- I
( with amendments ) . The senate then H
took up the individual pension bills on. H
the calendar and passed all of them , for-
ty-one in number. Tho credentials of
William D. Washburn as senator from , H
the state of Minnesota for the term be-
ginning March 4th next were presented , .
read and placed on file.
House. In the house on the 15th the *
committee on ways and means reported' ' H
back the Mills tariff bill with the senate- H
amendment , and by direction of the- 9
speaker it was referred to the committeefl
of tho whole. By a voto of-144 to 100 I
the house tabled the motion to recon- H
sider tho vote by which tho conferee. H
on the territorial bill were instructed tt > H
consent to the admission of South Da-
kota by proclamation and without an- H
other voto on division. The remaining ; H
instructions , relating to the admission H
of North Dakota , Montana and Wash-
in 2ton by proclamation , were agreed to *
without division , and tho bill was again. H
sent to a conference after the adoption- H
of preliminary instruction clauses by it H
vote of 149 to 101. The house then
passed the senate bill appropriating H
$2o0,000 for the protection of American H
interests in Panama. The senato bilL K
was passed granting n pension of $30 a. H
month to the widow of Hear Admiral H
Nicholson. The houso then went into- H
committee of the whole on the postoffice- / * H
appropriation bill. Tho pending amend- / jH
ment offered by Mr. Cannon , ofHli- H
nois , increasing by $300,000 the appro- H
priation for clerks in postoffices , was- H
disenssed at some length. There was a M
majority in favor of" the amendment , M
but Mr. Blount raised the point of nc H
qnorum and the committee rose. jH
Dynamiters at Work. 1
St. Lonis dispatch : Last June a year M
ago some unknown fiend attempted to- M
blow up Dr. Buck's home with dyna- M
mite. The explosion was terrific , tear- M
ing away tho lower portion of the house , |
and entailing a loss of over $1,000. For- | H
tunately no one was hurt. Detectives- M
wero employed but failed to find the M
miscreants. Last night the attempt was- M
repeated , but only a portion of the dyn- M
nmite exploded , tho only damage done M
being the wrecking of a carriage house. M
A portion of the dynamite and a piece- M
of fuse is now in the hands of the police. M
Dr. Buck stands high in the community- H
and , these attempts on his life cannot be- H
explained. , M stock axd pjiovucjs markets M
Quotations , from Xew York , Chicago , Omaha * . | |
and Jilirtphere- M
Wjikat No. 2 85 © 85J . H
Coiin 1 No. 2 mixed 19 @ 20j H
1 v Am iiio * * * • • • • * * • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ( ty t > H
HYP * * 1 Cn * Qlt' H
HoTrna Creamery. . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ( # 26 H
Hl'ttuk Choice country. . . 18 @ 20 H
Koas ' Frenli 11 @ 12 H
Chicicenh dressed 6 @ & H
Tckkeys 9 (5) ( ) 10 H
Lesions I Choice , per box. . . 3 75 ( a ) 4 50 * M
OnANOKS Per box „ 3 25 (3) ( ) 4 00 H
Onions Per bu 50 ( § 53. H
Potatoes 35 ( "ft 40- H
Tuknips Per bn 20 fa 25- j H
Apples Per bbl 2 50 @ 3 50 H
Beans Navies 2 25 @ 2 50 * H
Wooi , Fine , per lb . . . . . 16 @ 18- H
HWB * 15 @ 16v B
Chopped Feed Per ton 12 00 ( g)13 ) 00 * M
Hay Bailed 4 00 @ 6 00 * H
Hofis Mixed pneking. . . . . . 4 40 @ 4 2S H
Hogs Heavy weights. . . . . . 4 40 @ 4 43- H
Peeves Choice Bteere 3 00 ( | 3 60 j |
Sueep Choice Western. . . 3 75 @ 4 20 H
\Vhe-t-No. 2 red * H
07J < § iOS
Coiin No. 2 43-/ 43- m
Oats Mixed western. . . . . . . . . 27 @ 33 ii' ' H
Pome . . . .12 75 ( § 13.00. * S H
\Viieat l M
Perhiiahel I03f2) ) 1 03
ConN-PerbuHhel 34 ft
0AT8-Per bushel 25 ( | 2s !
onK 11 37J < @ 11 47 > IC. / H
Lud - 6 HO @ 6 90 At H
Hogs Packing vtshipping. 4 55 < § 4 7 7Z. --G M
LATTI.E Stockers 2 10 @ 3 40 * Hi
biiKEP Natives 3 00 @ 5 10 H
Wheat No. 2 red caah. . . „ . 95V/a 98 1 H
oin Perbushol 2SJf © * > 8 H
Oats Per bushel 25" ( § , . oq , | H
Hogs Mixed packing „ 4 45 @ 4 60 F H
Cattle Feeders 1 go H
@ 2 70-
Wheat Per bushel 90 @ 93 H
.onx Per bushel M
23K@ 24
Jat9 Per bushel o2 ( & * > * > " 4. H
Battle Stockera it feeders. 1 50 < & 3 * o H
aoos Good to csoico. . . . . . . 4 20 Q 50O H