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THE M'COOK TRIBUNE
F. ITT. KI.TCTDELL , Publisher.
McCOOK , : : NEB.
NEBRASKA MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
Callaway Is short on houses to ac
commodate now comers.
Eighty-two recruits are needed to
All vacancies at Fort Sidney.
It is at last settled that Norfolk Is
to be lighted and heated by gas.
Nine students will graduate from
the Chadron public school June G.
It is said that the alliance is not
making any effort to organize in "Wayno
An ordinance has been passed by
which Omaha dairymen must taka out
A stock company has been organ
ized in O'Neill for the erection of a S30 , -
Four new towns have been located
pn the Short Line between Plainview
John Sullivan of Omaha , aged 93 ,
fell over an embankment the other night
md was killed.
, The Baptists of Cozad are looking
J around for a site on which to build a
house of worship.
The Hock Island threatens to give
Lincoln the go-by , building from Omaha
direct to Beatrice.
A. harvest excursion train dropped
about two hundred people in Lincoln
one day last week.
Frank II. Barton of Nelson , for
lending obscene literature through the
mail's , was fined $100.
The Cozad creamery building has
been rented and will commence opera
tions at an early day.
The wife of J. F. Groff. living near
Juniata , was severely injured by being
thrown from a buggy.
Nebraska City has quite a sensation
growing out of a divorce suit instituted
by the wife of Dr. Puhek.
Burglars have been operating in
Kbrth Platte. Joseph Marsh lost SGO
from his pantaloons pockets.
The G. A. R. and normal cadets of
Peru are making extensive preparations
for recognition of memorial day.
Charles Dunn of Bcwster had his leg
so badly crushed by a horse falling on it
that amputation will be necessary.
Tamora wants to rob Seward of
the county-scat , and is raising funds
by subscription to build a court house.
Charles Dunn of Brewster had his
leg so badly cru-hei by a horse falling
on it that amputation will be necessary.
The protracted street railway fight
In Hastings has at last been settled by
the consolidation of the two companies.
A grand reunion of the old soldiers
of Antelope , Pierce and Knox counties
will be held at Plainview July 2 to 5 , in
The Seventh Day Adventists have
decided to hold a grand demonstration
_ at Cushmaa park , Lincoln , the 1st day
of June. |
A hailstorm in the vicinity of Ear-
fly did much damage last week. In
Hardy 400 or 500 wiudowglass were de
The new railroad town nine miles
south of Ponca has been re-christened
and now flourishes under the name of
The alumni of the Fremont high
school met Saturday and organized an
association. There are fifty graduates
of the school.
A B. & M. train brought into Lin
coln the other night four hundred ex
cursionists bound for various sections
. . _ • - " " General Manager Holdreirc informs
" Plattsmouthians that lie has no inten
tion of removing the shops from that
city to Lincoln.
The B. & M. shops have been lo
cated at Lincoln , in a suburb named
Havelock , about three miles southeast
of the postoffice.
Wisner people have run short of
fresh fish , on account of the Wesny > int
dam , and will , accordingly , appeul to
the laws of the state.
Lightning struck the residence of
John Hall in Blaine county , instantly
killing a boarder named Dearn and bad
ly shocking Mrs. Hall.
Members of the builders and trades
exchange at Omaha have agreed that
the price of brick shall not exceed S7per
per thousand the year round.
The Plainview Herald urges that
the business men get together , organize
a board of trade and devise means by
which to give the town a boost.
Mrs. Anna Lift of Fremont , was
foond guilty of selling liquor at her as
signation house without a license. She
* is in jail , awaiting sentence.
i , ' Eighty drive wells have been sunk
if. at the Grand Island beet sugar factory ,
• having a capacity two and one-half
F-- times as large as the water works.
Fremont's street-car company has
"J , run against a snag in a proposed ex
tension , having been refused the right-
! \ of-way through a certain pasture.
The great debate in Auburn over
fcaptism , between Rev. Bohs , Campbell-
j- Ite , and Rev. Pierson , Methodist , Is
' J drawing large crowds at the rink.
A new crew of mailclerks have
V been appointed for the run between
p Omaha and Ogden , with instructions to
If qualify and report for duty at once ,
j Gertrude Hatch claims 53,700 dam
's , ages from the city of Seward for
U\ "Injuries received by reason of her horse
falling into one ot the waterworks
The farmers have organized a num
ber of alliances in lioone county. The
main effort In their work , so far , is to
ship In goods direct from wholesale
, o The four-year-old daughter of Hen-
Klonory , a farmer seven miles south of
York , was killed one day last week by
being thrown from a wagon by a run
A. A. Hawkes , a patient in the Lin
coln insane asylum , whoso residenco is
Holdrege , escaped from the institution
last week At this writing ho has not
Frank Bird of Bruno , Butler county ,
attempted to hang his wife and was in a
fair way to succeed when some neigh
bors appeared and cut her down In time
to save her life. *
William Carson , colored , under sen
tence of death , for killing a white man
at a dance in Beatrice about one year
ago , has been granted a new trial by the
The Norfolk Congregational church
celebrated the twentieth anniversary of
its organization last week. The church
started with ten members , and the mem
bership numbers 155.
A meeting has been called in Orleans
to submit the question whether the offi
cials shall issue bonds to the amount of
SG.000 to build an addition to the public
school building in that city.
Dan Casey , who shot and killed Mrs.
ElleA Roridan , pleaded not guilty to the
charge of murder in the first degree , and
waiving examination was committed to
the county jail at David City.
Police of Omaha are after the Chi
nese opium joints in that city. One • was
raided the other night and all the in
mates arrested , among them a degraded
white woman who was found "hitting
the pipe. " '
Ed Neil , on trial in Omaha las
week for the murder of the old Jones
couple some months ago , was found
guiity of murder in the first degree.
His counsel will make an effort for a
The marshal of Fremont made a
peculiar discovery the other day. con
sisting of a bunch of keys of all man
ner of design stowed away inside a dark
lantern that had been hidden in a bunch
of dried grass.
A bastardy case was on trial in Fre
mont last week , and as the outcome
Charles Kemnits of Snyder will have to
support the child born to Annie Mai tin.
The mother died within ten days after
the birth of the child. *
Cattle and hogs are baing sto ' en al
most daily within a few miles of Brain-
ard. A German farmer living near Ger-
mantown came in and reported that nine
head of fat steers , worth S500 , had been
stolen from his feed lots.
A collision occurred on the B. & M.
at Waverly the other morning. No. 7S
east bound , running into a west bound
extra. Three box cars were badly dam
aged and both of the locomotives were
smashed , but nobody was hurt.
A man named McFall , living six
miles west of Beatrice , was called out
of his house on some false pretext , and
brutally beaten by a quartette of In
dian creek toughs. The assault grew
out of a neighborhood quarrel.
Some thief went into the barn of
J. J. Mitchell , about three miles east of
Fremont , and harnessed up his team ,
hitqhed up to his spring wagon and
drove away. Fifty dollars reward is
offered for the team and thief.
The prohibitory state committee are
preparing for some tremendous Fourth
of July meetings throughout the state.
They aim to hold about 1,000 rallies to be
addressed largely by home talent , all in
the interest of the amendment.
The saloons of Sprinjrfield have been
closed since April 30 , having experi
enced some trouble in getting the requi
site thirty signers to their petitions ,
only being successful in getting sixteen
bona fide resident freeholders to sign.
The managers of the Beatrice Chau
tauqua assembly ( inter-state ) are just
now issuing a mammoth programme in
dicating the feast of good things to be
offered by this popular gathering this
year. The assembly opens June 2Gth.
The tenth anniversary of the ordi
nation of Father Conway was celebrated
at North Platte by speech-making , etc. ,
and a general good time. The reverend
gentleman was presented with a purse
of S100 by the members of his congrega
Mrs. L. A. Hicks , wife of a promi
nent merchant of Beaver City , was
taken to the asylum at Lincoln last
week. She has been insane for some
time , growing more violent lately.
Family troubles are assigned as the
The old soldiors of Peru and vicin
ity have taken steps toward the organ
ization of a G. A. R post at that place.
The officers have been elected , the post
named and with the exception of a few
necessary formalities the organization is
The Knights of Pythias of Lincoln
have requested Lieutenant T. W. Grif
fith , of the ISth United State infantry ,
commandant of the military depart
ment of the state university , to go to
the annual Knights of Pythias en
campment at Milwaukee , in July , to
act as one of the judges in the prize
A complaint was filed in the county
court of Blaine county.charging Warren
M. Kemp , ex-postmaster at Brewster ,
with embezzlement. It alleges that
he appropriated to his own use stamps
and moneys to the sum of S143. "iS.
Petitions were issued to Governor Thay
er for a requisition , that the gentle
man , who is at present jn Illinois , may
be brought back and stand trial.
TO BE SLECTJROCUTED
KE2IMLEII WILL HAVE TO DIE JOT
Tlio Application for a "Writ of Error
In Ills Coko Denied by tlio Supremo
Court The Fllllbustcrlntf Scliemes
Agaluitt tlio Ulcxlcan PcnliiKula
First Assistant Postmaster General
CJnrknon In Boston Butlucnit on tlio
No Hope for Kcmmlcr.
Washington , May 24. The Supreme
court of the United States has denied
the application for a writ of error In
the case of Kommler , under sentenco of
death by electricity. The opinion was
handed down by Chief-Justice Fuller.
The court held that the change in the
form of death was within the legal
sphere of the legislative power of tho
state. ' 'The legislature of tho state
of New York determined that it did
not inflict cruel and unusual punish
ment , and its courts , have sustained this
determination. This court cannot see
that the prisoner has been deprived of
due process of law. In order to re-
verso tho judgment this court should
bo compelled to hold that the court of
appeals committed an error se cross ,
as to deprive the prisoner of his con
stitutional rights. The court has no
hesitation in saving that it cannot do
The case will come up before United
States Circuit-Judge Wallace , who
made the order to operate as a stay
until the supreme court could pass upon
the question involved. This order
was issued with the understanding that
Kcmmler's counsel would immediately
apply to the siipreme.court for a writ
of habeas-corpus. Their application
for a writ was thrown out , but they
were allowed a hearing on application
for a writ of error , and it was this
application which was today denied.
It is therefore supposed that Judge
Wallace , when the order becomes re
turnable , the third Monday in June
next , will vacate it. that being practi
cally the understanding upon which the
order was made.
Only a Political Scheme.
WashingtonMay 24. It is well un
derstood here by Californians that the
filibustering schemes against the Mexi
can peninsula have their origin in the
political ambition of a few men in the
southern part of tho state of California
who desire to divide that state , and thus
secure for the southern half a capital ,
with all the public buildings , two extra
senators , an extra legislature , governor
and state officers , and a large number of
new places in this way for hungry poli
ticians and liberal expenditures for pub
lic buildings. These aspiring gentle
men find the sentiments of the state op
posed to such division , and could by
purchase or force annex the lower penin
sula that would make the state so long
and large that division would bo facili
tated. They forget that even if the
Mexican peninsula were annexed it
would , owing to its sparse population ,
be made a territory and would not help
their schemes. It is not believed here
that the Mexican colonization company
has. as asserted in the California dis
patches , aided or countenanced the fili
busters. ' That company has several
million dollars invested in Lower Cali
fornia , and it would forfeit all its con
cessions if the Mexican government
should find that it had countenanced the
Clarkson at Boston.
Boston , May 24. Prominent gentle
men from all parts of the state were
present in large numbers yesterday
to meet First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Clarkson , who was the guest of the
Norfolk club. Several speeches were
made , among them one by Mr. Clark
son , who spoke interestingly upon the
southern question , civil service reform
and the tariff. The speaker , referring
to the south , said :
' • The nation is now face to face with
the question whether in its sovereign
power it shall allow Georgia , South Car
olina or any state to prevent an Ameri
can citizen from exercising his consti
tutional right to vote. "
On the tariff and the west the speaker
said'The claim that the northwest is
for free trade is not true. In the last
republican national convention the east
said the west must stand a stronger pro
tection plank. The west accepted it
and the best protectionist in the United
States to-day is the western farmer.
Free trade has sought audaciously to set
up its empire in the northwest , but it
will fail. As a western man. I resent
the pity bestowed upon the western pio
neer. He is passing through a tempor
ary depression and he will come out of
it by his strength and wisdom. "
The Sioux Reservation an Important
Center of Business.
Ciiambeklain , S. D. , May 22. The
recently opened Sioux reservation is al
ready becoming a great stock-raising
country. Many of the stockmen living
on the east side of the Missouri river
have crossed with large herds of cattle
and horses to the newly opened country
during the past few weeks , where they
will be kept during the summer. The
output of fat cattle from the reserva
tion during the season promises to be
very large , and in order to take care of
the traffic , the Chicago , Milwaukee &
St. Paul railway company has agreed to
construct immense stock yards on the
reservation and it is expected that they
will handle no less than twenty-fivo
solid train loads of cattle this season.
Nearly all the stockmen on the reserva
tion belong to an organization known as
the Live Stock association and Manager
Roswell Miller of tho Milwaukee road
has telegraphed them as follows : ' 'Wo
will construct yards opposite Chamber
lain upon your guarantee of twenty solid
trains. " The guarantee will be forth- ] '
coming , and arrangements are now being '
perfected to divert the cattle traffic of < '
the reservation to the Chicago , Mil
waukee & St. Paul.
The transfer steamer Last Chance , :
which runs between here and the reser
vation , was a short time ago leased by i
the Milwaukee company , and it will be '
used to transfer the cattle to this side :
of the Missouri river. i
Bismarck on T' c Outlook.
Paws. May 22. In the interview re
cently had with him by Dos Soux , tho '
French journalist , Prince Bismarck said
that the danger ahead lay in the senti
mental anger of tho French over tho
loss of Alsace-Lorraine. Supposing that
France and Russia crushed Germany , ho
said , who would bo tho gainer ? Russia
would certainly then devour France.
Germany was the Bulwark of western
Europe against Russian invasion.
Talking with a correspondent of the
Novoo Vrcmya of St. Petersburg , tho
ex-chancellor declared that Austrwia as
not so near decay as people imagined.
Germany needed Austria for the same
reason that Russia needed France. War
between Germany and Russia would bo
tho greatest mistake , but was for many
reasons almost impossible. Prince Gort-
schakoff had been jealous of him , but ho
had always been a friend of Russia. It
was true ho wanted Germans to Invest
in German instead of Russiau securities ,
but that desire arosc 'from patriotic rea
sons alone and from no other motive.
The labor conference was a blow in tho
air. The discontent of capitalists was
much more dangerous than the discon
tent of workingmen.
NATIONAL CAPITAL BRIEFS.
The senate has confirmed the nomi
nation of John P. Jackson , assistant
treasurer of the United States at San
Instructions were sent from the treas
ury department to tho commander of
tho Bear at Seattle , Wash. , to proceed
to Alaskan waters on her usual annual
voyage of protection to the seal fish
The navy department has formally
accepted the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius
from the contractors , the Pneumatic
Dynamite Gun company of New York.
The Vesuvius is to be delivered at the
League Island navy yard at Philadel
For the first time in the history of the
house judiciary committee , the major
ity of the members agreed to a favora
ble report upon the joint resolution , in
troduced by Representative Baker of
New York , providing a constitutional
amendment to grant the right of
suffrage to women.
Tho house judiciary committee" to
whom was referred the bill to prevent
desecration of the United States Hag ,
reported a substitute providing any per
son or persons who shall print , paint or
affix in any manner to the national flag
any advertisement shall be fined not ex
ceeding § 50 or imprisoned not less than
President Harrison has signed an act
providing that all mail census and ad
dressed to the census office , to the super
intendent of census his chief clerk ,
supervisors or enumerators shall be
transported free by registered mail. By
this act supervisors can send schedules
registered to their enumerators and
enumerators can return them in the
The conferees on the pension bill held
another meeting , but came to no con
clusion. There was , as there has ever
been , shown a disposition to agree upon
a measure , and since the statements by
the members of the G. A. R. pension
committee to the conferees on Monday
the opinion has been growing that the
senate dependent pension bill will be
reported to the two houses as the result
of the conference.
Mr. Carlisle of Kentucky will qualify
as a senator on Friday. If he were a
superstitious person he would probably
hesitate about entering upon such an
important engagement on what is con-1
sidered an unlucky day , but Mr. Carlisle J
was born on a Friday ; he was nominated
for congress on Friday ; he was nom
inated for the senate on Friday ; he
started for Europe on a Friday ; he
started to return from Europe on a Fri
day , and. in consequence of all these
coincidents he will qualify as senator
The Clayton-Brcckcnrldge Case.
Washington , May 22. Tho sub-com
mittee of the house committee on elec
tion , investigating the Breckenndge-
Clayton election case , was called togeth
er to take the testimony of a young
man named Taylor , of the Indian ter
ritory. Upon the invitation of Oliver
Bentley and Walker Weils , the wit
ness , with about a dozen other young
men , started about dark for Plummer-
ville. It was the intention to stop any
row the negroes might raise. They
got within a quarter of a mile of the
polling-place , where many of the party
rested , while Wood , Bentley and Weils
rode into the town to examine the situa
tion. It was found that all was quiet
and they turned back to Morrillton.
Witness said Bentley and Wells had the
ballotbox in their possession. They.
carried the box into Welis' store , and |
then witness asked them if they were
going to burn it , but tuey made no an-1
swer. Jim Earl had told
witness that George Bentley was
going to turn state's evidence. Ho was
killed within two weeks. He had just
left witness and had gone up street with
Oliver Bentley to examine a new ham-
merless pistol. After examining it
George turned his back , when he was
shot through the back by Oliver Bent
ley , who asserted it was an accident.
Witness was confident that Walter
Wells and Oliver Bentley had the ballot
box. Witness was arrested once for
stealing a S20 gold piece that he knew i
nothing about and for intimidating the
election of a supervisor at Pine Bluff ,
but he had not been at Pine Bluff on
election day. Witness said he left Ar
kansas and went to Oregon to cut loose
from Wells and Bentley. It had got so
that whatever they said he had to do and
he wanted to get into a new country
where he wouldn 't have to steal ballot
boxes , ne would return to Morrillton ,
where Shelley might put up a job on
him or kill him.
Adjourned till Friday , when ex-Att or
ney General Garland , for Breckinrid ge
will present evidence in reouttal.
The Passenger-Rate War.
Chicago , May 22. The Chicago &
Northwestern railroad yesterday made
a S5-rate , both ways , between Chicago
and Omaha , to apply locally. To points
beyond Omaha a S3-rate was made , for
basing purposes. The $5-rate was
made to protect rates between locai
points , and the S3-rate to meet that of
its competitors on throuch business.
The Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad this morning met the S3-rate of
its competitors between Chicago and
St. Paul and Minneapolis , both ways.
It is reported that the Argentine loan
will be arranged in England.
THE TARIFF TROUBLE
THE LOWER HOUSE GETS THROUGH
WITH IT AT LAST.
Tho Measure Finally Passed by a
Voto of IG'1 to 142 A Message from
tho President In Reference to Pur-
chaso of Indian Lands Considera
tion of the Silver Bill A Record of
Other Proceedings In Both Houses
In tho senate on the 19th Mr. nalo ,
from tho committee on appropriations ,
reported back the annual naval appro
priation bill. The silver bill was then
taken up and Mr. Dolph spoko in favor
of tho treasury bill. He argued against
the free coinage of silver , believing that
it would stop the coinage of gold , but
thought international bi-metalism was
desirable. Mr. Teller criticised tho
speech sharply and Mr. Mitchell ex
pressed dissent from the views of his
colleagues. In the house the tariff bill
was considered in committee of tho
whole , the pending amendment being
that made by Mrs. Funston of Kansas ,
striking from the metal schedule tho
proviso that silver ore and all other ores
containing lead shall pay a duty of l } < f
cents per pound on the lead contained
therein , according to tho sample and
assay at the port of entry. The amend
ment was defeated after some debate.
The amendnicnt offered Saturday by Mr.
McKinley to the internal revenue clause
of the bill was adopted , as were also a
number of others of Mr. McKinley's
amendments regarding the tobacco and
snuff tax. among them one that the in
ternal taxes on smoking and manufac
tured tobacco and snuffs be 4 cents a
pound ; reducing the bond of cigar man
ufacturers from § 500 to § 100. Mr.
Henderson of Iowa spoke in favor of re
storing tho present internal tax on to
bacco and offered ; : n amendment to that
effect ' • The people believe , " ' ho said ,
' 'that this tax was the last which should
be taken from their shoulders. They
preferred that the tax should be taken
from the necessities of life rather than
from the pipe , ciirar and whisky jug.
The main question before the house was
whether the treasury contained enough
money to pay the expenses of the gov
ernment. " At such time he did not be
lieve in taking the tax from tobacco.
He did not propose with soldiers knock
ing at the doors of the capitol , to take
the tax off tobacco. The amendment
In the senate on the 20th Stanford in
troduced a bill providing for loans on
public lands , and announced he would
hereafter address the senate on the sub
ject. The senate then proceeded to con
sider the • • original package " ' bill and
was addressed by Wilson of Iowa in fa
vor of it. Vest oppo-ed the bill. Wil
son of Iowa , who introduced the bill , ad
dressed the senate in explanation and
advocacy of it , stating that it was made
necessary by the recent decision of the
supreme court. It was a response to
the suggestion contained in that decis
ion that congress could permit the exer
cise of the restraining power of a state ,
and it was for the purpose of giving that
permission that the b.ll had been intro
duced and leported. The effect of the
bill would be to leave each state to de
termine for itself what its policy should
be in regard to traffic in intoxcating liq
uors. At the present time original pack
age saloons were being organized in his
state. A package might be a pint or a
half-pint of whisky , or a keg , or a bot
tle of beer. It was to put a stop to
such a practice , and recognize in every
state the power to regulate its own in
ternal policy , that this bill was report
ed. After further discussion , the bill
went over , without action , and the sen
ate proceeded with the consideration of
the resolution offered by Cameron , in re
spect to the memory of the late Repre
sentative Kelly , of Pennsylvania. In
the house the tariff bill was again con
sidered in committee of the whole.
Amendments abolishing the minimum
punishment prescribed for violation of
the internal-revenue law , and repealing ;
the tobacco tax , were offered , but re-
jected. Savers , of Texas , offered an ;
amendment , providing that iron and (
steel cotton-ties , or hoops , for baling , !
or other purposes , not thinner than No.
20 , wire-guage. shall be admitted free.
After considerable debate , in which tins
southern members and McKinley par
ticipated , the amendment was rejected
9G to 124. !
In the senate on the 22d the resigna-
tion of Sergeant-at-Arms Canaday was . '
received and laid on the tabic. It is to
take effect June 20. Mr. Wilson of '
Iowa made an effort to have the bill re- j
lating to liquors imported into prohibi- ,
tory states taken up and considered , but
he was forced to yield to the prior claim ;
of the silver bill , which was taken up [
and on which Mr. Stewart proceeded to '
address the senate. Mr. Wilson of Iowa '
gave notice of an amendment providing
that the treasury notes to be issued for
silver shall be legal tender for all pri- -
vate debts within the United States.
Mr. Farwell gave notice of an amend-
ment of the same nature. The silver
bill was then laid aside and the bill rei
lating to liquor imported into pro- <
hibitory states taken up. In the ]
house the tariff bill was considered. ]
A number of amendments were offered , 1
some of which were adopted and others i
rejected. An amendment imposing a ]
duty of 50 per cent , advalorem. on all <
manufactures of silk , not specially pro- \
vided for ; providing , that all such man- <
ufactures of which wool , or hair , or 1
camels , goats , or other like animals , is 3
a component materiai , shall be classified .
as manufactures of wool , was agreed 1
to yeas , 155 ; nays , 142. The vinegar ]
amendment adopted in committeeof the ]
whole , was adop ted yeas , 124 ; nays3S. ]
This was the last amendment , and the ,
engrossment and third reading of the ,
bill having been ordered. Mr. Carlisle <
offered the following amendment : Re1 1
solved , That the pending bill be recom
mitted to the committee on ways and ,
means , with instructions to report the <
same back to the house , at the earliest J
possible day , so amended , as to read : ]
"Reduce the revenues of the govern- ]
ment , by reducing the burdens of taxa- J
tion on the people , instead of reducing *
tho duties by imposing prohibitory rates i
of taxation upon imported goods. De- <
feated by 140 to 1G4. The bill was then ]
passed yeas. 164 ; nays. 142. <
In the senate on the 22d a message was
presented from the president with an ]
accompanying communication from the
secretary of the interior on the subject <
of the purchase from the Creek nation of J
Indians of land for the use of the fcemi- ' ]
- v i
Mi t • v
noles. Eeforrcd to tho comntltteo on . ,
Indian affairs. Tho crodontltls of Cal
vin S. Brlcc as sonator from Ohio for sis "llj * :
years , commencing March 4 , 1S91 , wcro 1 „ ,
presented and placo on file. A confer- " vV .
ence commlttco was ordored on tho DIs- * s *
trict of Columbia appropriation bill ; also- • * „
on tho pension appropriation bill. Tho * - :
silver bill was considered. In tho house ' 1
Mr. Bunnell of Minnesota , from tho- , * % M
committee on the census , reported a bllL jt
amending tho census act so as to pre- \
scribe a penalty upon any supervisor or 1
enumerator who shall pay any feo or • '
other consideration in addition to tho •
compensation of such service as enum- . ' _ '
orator. Passed. Conferences wcro or- / *
dered on the array appropriation bill and j " <
tho military academy appropriation bilk - " ' *
The house then wont into committee of
the whole on the river and harbor bill. /
Mr. Henderson of Illinois , chairman of
the committee on rivers and harbors , ex
plained the provisions of tho bill , saying-
It appropriated § 20,932,000 based upon 1
estimates aggregating § 39,500,000. Ho .
believed there was no money that wont -f
out of the treasury that was so much In i
the interest of tho peoDlo as tho monojr
expended In the Improvement of rivers- j
and harbors. No definite action was .
In tho senate on tho 23d after the. j !
transaction of some unimportant routine- |
business consideration of tho naval ap- J
proprlation bill was resumed and con- '
tinned until 2 o'clock , when the silver il
bill was taken up , but in a few minutes. ' Jj
it was laid aside to allow Stanford to ad- > l
dress the senate on his bills providing- j ]
for loans by tho government on agricul- 41
tural lands. The tariff bill was received jl
and referred at once to the coinmitteo- il
on finance. Ten thousand copies were ? Il
ordered printed for the use of tho sen- 1 |
ate. The conference report on tho bill n
for a public building at Aurora , 111. , to- il
cost § 75,000 , wa * agreed to. In tho- J
house Flower of New York , introduced l |
a bill subjecting oleomargarine to tho- | |
provisions of tiie laws of tho several 'J
states. Referred. The house then ' |
went into committee of tho whole on. jl
the river and harbor bill and continued. (1 (
thus until adjournment. 1
A Sensational Claim. ,1
Niw Yoik : , May 23. An extraordl- ' 1
nary claim was made in a suit in tho 1
supreme court brought by Walter K. ; j
Freeman of Eau Claire , Wis. , against. * J
the United States Electric Lighting- jl
company. Freeman avers that he In- f M
vented the incandescent lamp claimed by jl
Edison. Ho invented it , he says , prior jl
to August , 187S , and sent a lamp to Edi- < I
son. : tnd claims that two years later'I '
Edison announced to the world the in- ' 1
vention of the incandescent lamp. Free- I
man makes the assertion that Edison 1
offered him § 50,000 if lie would refrain I
from mentioning or publishing the fact 1
that he was in reality the inventor. ij
Freeman was at Racine when he sent.
the lamp to Ed'sou. . lie afterwards 'I
went into the employ of the defendant ; . V
and claims the company was derelict in I
pressing for his patent as it agreed. il
He asks for § 150,000. Edison Is not. I
made a party to the action and consc-
quently does not appear in it to answer-
Freeman ' s allegations.
' " "
Two Bishops Elected. " • * M
Sr. Louis , May 22. In the Mctho- * M
dist Episcopal general conference south , ;
yesterday , Rev. Dr. Aniens G. Hay-
wood , of Sheffield , Alabamd , was elect M
ed bishop on the first ballot , and Rev. '
Dr. Oscar P. Fitzgerald , of Nashville , 1
Tennessee , was elected bishop on tho- }
fourth ballot. Rev. Dr. Haywood was- M
born at Watkinsville , Georgia , Novem- '
ber 19 , 1839. He graduated at Emory il
coilege , Oxford , Georgia , in 1S5G. In. M
1S7G he was elected president of Emo- -B |
ry college. In 1SS2 he was made agent. .
of the Slater fund , donated for the M
assistance of tho • • frcedmen. " He is
eminent as an author , his latest book , 'I '
"The Man of Galiilec , " being especially 4fl
well-received. Rev. Fitzgerald was born. <
in Caswell county , North Carolina , Au- * M
gust 24 , 1S29 , and graduated at Oak ;
Grove \ academy , in Buckingham county , ;
North Carolina. He lived In California. -
for a number of years , where he was -M
the : editor of several religious papers. I
He was state-superintendent of public
instruction of California in lSGT. Id. m
1S8S : he was elected editor of the Nash- '
ville Christian-Advocate , the official or- B
gan of the Methodist Episcopal church. < *
South , which position he now holdsj <
Powderly and OtherAcquitted. . tU
PrrrsBUKGir , Pa , , May 21. A special ? M
to the Times from Greensburg , Pcnn- a
sylvania.says : The Cailaghan conspiracy
case against General Master-Workman 9
Powderly , John R. Byrne and Peter M
Wise was called up in the criminal court M
today. Cailaghan testified that tho * '
three of them had conspired against. *
him , to defeat him in his reuomination. - <
to ' the legislature. Mr. Powdeny testi
lied that he had never , in any way , at- 4M
tempted to injure Cailaghan. The jury , jl
after being out a few minuterender - ;
ed a verdict of "not guiity , " the coun- M
ty to pay the costs. \M
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