The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, December 19, 1890, Image 4

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THE state press association convenes
at Beatrice on Janaary 29 and 80.
STANLEY , the African explorer , is tc
be in Omaha December 24th and de.
liver a lecture.
ADAM PRETLEG , a prominent citizen
Of Plattsmouth , died at his homo Sat
urday , aged fifty-six years.
GEORGE W. HALE of Mitchell was
kicked by a vicious pony near Gering , '
and had two ribs broken.
TRANNIE BILL-JITS , a girl 24 years
old , of Hay Springs , Neb. , committed Omaha the other day.
THE Butler county court house is
under roof , and it will be pushed to
completion. It will cost $50 , 000.
IT is said that the headquarters of
the Missouri Pacific railway , now in
St. Louis , will be removed to Omaha.
S. H. H. CLARK , the new general
manager of the Union Pacific , began
railroading by running a gravel train.
THE mains for the waterworks at
Crawford are being rapidly laid and
the system will be in working order
IT is said there will be a good many
ealoons less in Omaha the coming
year. The brewers will refuse to "put
up" as they have in the past.
THE third annual meeting of the as
sociation of superintendents and princi
pals of graded schools will be held at
Lincoln December 29 and 30. " *
ALLISON H. GILCHRIST , proprietor of
the Nebraska City creamery , took first
prize for butter , awarded by the Illi
nois state board of agriculture.
IVo MEN held up Joe Houghton , a
policeman in South Omaha , and slugged
him. He is in a very precarious condition
ditionHe does not know who did the
THE pontoons of both the Short Line
and the wagon bridge between Sioux
City and Covington have gone out.
The Short Line trains now cross on
the high bridge.
J. B. GIETZEX , manager of the Col
umbus lumber company , was thrown
from a buggy by a runaway horse and
was so severely injured that his re
covery is doubtful.
IN the district court at Nebraska
City James Martin and Terry Finney
were sentenced to two years and eigh
teen months , respectively , in the pen
itentiary for burglary.
CATTLE are dying of corn-stalk dis
ease at the rate of five a day in Pleas
ant Valley township. Dodge county.
Plenty of water and green food mixed
will prevent the disease.
MOKLIN NEKBECK , of Omaha , was
killed by being hit by an engine on
the Missouri Pacific in that city a few
days ago. He was hurt internally and
lived but two hours after the accident.
CATTLE belonging to farmers in
Pleasant Valley township in Dodge
county are dying from some unknown
cause. The rate of mortality has been
as high as five head a day with , some
of the farmers.
THE resignation of F. B. Tiffany ,
one of the judges of the Ninth judicial
district , was received by Gov. Thayer
the other day and he has appointed
Edward M. Coffin of Ord as judge to
succeed Tiffany.
FORD E. SMITH , late of the clerical
force at the packing house of Swift &
Co. , at South Omaha , committed sui
cide last week by taking morphine.
Illness and despondency seem to have
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ur.iveu mm 10 tne ace.
W. J. FLANYIGAN , lately a postal
clerk * running between Lincoln and
Crawford , was arrested in Lincoln
and brought to Omaha , charged with
refusing to turn otfer the records , etc. ,
in his possession to his successor.
M. P. WEBSTER , who resides about
fifteen miles east of Gering , was
thrown from a horse and had his col
lar bone fractured in two places be
sides sustaining serious internal in
juries. He is fifty-nine years old.
ANOTHER decided step in the onward
march of Christian work in Omaha
was celebrated last Sunday by the dedi
cation of the First United Presbyterian
church. It is a fine structure and
there is but little indebtedness upon it
THE December distribution of the
temporary state school fund amounts to
$305,004,97. This is next to the larg
est distribution in the history of the
state. The largest was in June , 1880 ,
and amounted to $317,619.26. The
distribution one year ago amounted to
MARTIN BARKER , the Lyons barber ,
who , while drunk , shot a fellow named
Lewis in the arm , was found guilty of
Assault with intent to commit great
bodily injury , and was sentenced to
five years confinement in the state .pen
itentiary. „
DAVE PAYTON , colored , was arrested
by Detective Jim Leary in Hanover
precinct , Gage county , on a charge of
being implicated in stealing a mule
from W. H. Bryant in Beatrice about
a year and a half ago. Paytpn was
lodged in the county jail.
THE sixth annual convention of the
Nebraska dairymen's association will
be held at Pawnee City , Neb , , Decem
ber 16 , 17 and 18. A very interesting
programme has been prepared , and
there is every indication that the meet
ing will he largely attended.
J. C. WATKINS , a switchman em
ployed in the B. & M. yards at Lin
coln , met his death in a sudden man
ner the other day. Whila running
on top of the cars , his foot slipped
and he plunged headlong from the carte
to the track. He was a heavy man
and his head struck with great force
sg-ainst a rail , breaking his neck.
Death was instantaneous. He leaves a
wife and three children.
So GREAT has been the , growth d ,
the Fremont normal school lBml busi
ness college that at a meeting of di
rectors it was decided to put a lnrg <
wing , three stories high , on the nortl
of the present building , and to put uj
another dormitory with eighty "rooms.
ALPHONSE MARION , secretary of'the
Percheron and Arabian importing
horse company at Fremont , has re
turned to Franco to reside. Mr. Ma
rion was mrtrried a short time ago in
France , and at his wife's request he
goes back to make a permanent home.
A FARMER named Sam Snow , from
near Hamburg , had a narrow escap ?
from death while crossing the river at
Nebraska City with a load of wood.
The wagon became detached from the
team and went to the bottom of the
river , and ho only escaped with greal
BURGLARS entered the clothing store
of P. G. Shanstron at St. Paul and se
cured about $100 worth of goods. The
safe of A. Jacobson was partially
drilled open , but left unfinished. The
saloon of X. Piaceki was opened and
about § 10 in cash from the till and
some liquors were taken.
CLARA B. SHUMWAY , Banner coun
ty's superintendent of public instruc
tion , and George B. Luft , the leading
merchant of the thriving young city ol
Ashford , were joined in matrimony lasl
week. Both parties are so widely and
favorably known that their union causes
an unusual stir in the county.
THE first anniversary of the murdei
of Carl Pulsifer at Crowell was cele-
arated in Fremont last week by the
filing of two damage suits arising oui
of the matter aggregating $20,000 , the
plaintiff being Herman Diers , who waf
arrested and for a time imprisoned ot
suspicion of being implicated in the
T. O. POINTER , aged twenty-eight
vears.was found dead on the banks of
3edar. creek , one mile north of Rock-
brd , Gage county. The verdict of the
ury was that the deceased came to his
death from heart disease. Pointer's
home was in Rockford. He leaves 2
rife and young child in indigent cir.
Texas has induced Governor Thayer tc
pardon Charley Richards , who has
been suffering imprisonment for at
tempted murder. Charley Richards is
a Texas cowboy about sixtj--five years
old. and some four years ago became
embroiled in a quarrel at Benkleman
and shot a man.
A DESTRUCTIVE fire in Ponca burned
four buildings Pletches' grocery store ,
Mrs. Addise's store , Dr. Porter's office
and a small shop ad joining .Mrs. Addi-
son's store on the west. The fire originated -
inated in the back part of Pletches'
grocery store , and when discovered
was so far advanced that nothing could
be saved from the building.
P. BONNELL of Superior has received
a dispatch from his superintendent at
White Pine , Col. , that the "Silver
Cord" mine , which Mr. Bounell pur
chased a few months ago , has devel
oped a heavy pay streak of ore that
yields from 150 to 1,000 ounces of sil
ver per ton. Mr. Bonnell's friends are
congratulating him upon his rich
A FARMER in Sarpy county sold his
farm and was paid $200 down. A second
end man came along and offered him
nearly twice the amount. Farmer
went to first man and offered him $500
to trade back. Traded. Started to
hunt second purchaser but never found
him. The two fellows were off to
gether laughing how they worked the
old codger.
WHILE a large numberof , skaters
were disporting themselves on the ice
on Indian creek : tt Tfintru'.n th ir > f >
gave way and precipitated quite a num
ber into the water. There were aboui
sixty on the ice at the time , all sue-
'ceeding in getting out safely excepl
two , who very narrowly escapee
drowning. They were finally i-escued
with the aid of long poles , after much
S \VAX JOIINSOX , a farmer living
northeast of Holdrege , met with a
serious and fatal accident. While
waiting at the Farmers' elevator with a
load of wheat Mr. Johnson's team was
frightened by the cars. He attempted
to hold the horses by the bits , but they
broke away , throwing him to the
ground under the wagon , both legs
being crushed and severe internal in
juries sustained.
THE state board of printing met last
week at the office of the secretary of
state and awarded the printing of the
coming house and senate bills and the
biennial reports "of the incoming state
officials. Pace , Williams & North , of
Lincoln , received the bills and treas
urer's report ; the State Journal com
pany the auditor's ' report , and the rest
of the plums fell into the hands of the
Testner printing company of Omaha.
NOTICE was served on John H. Pow
ers , who has contested the election of
Hon. James E. Jioyd , to the effecl that
the latter will proceed to take testi
mony on the loth instant in Omaha in
the contest cases. The official notice
was received in Lincoln by Mr. Har-
wood , by whom it was served upon Mr.
Powers. The notice sets forth that
the contestant ( Powers ) intends to con
sume the whole time of the committee
allowed by law with his witnesses , seas
as not to give an opportunity to the
contesters to be heard.
IN the still hours of night , the Cal-
lawav postoffico was moved to the rail-
rqadluddition , nearly half a mile from
the business center of the town. The
railroad addition is but a few months
old , and the town site speculators in
charge have made strenuous efforts to
BecureTho removal of business men
from the present business street.
These efforts have been failures ,
and the town has grown faster this
summer than ever before in its history.
The secret removal has created great
indignation against Postmaster Mair
and the railroad company. ;
A Rather W'arm DincHssIon Growing
Out of the Resolution Offered by Sen
ator Dolph Ilcjjardins Elective
Franchise Privileges The Fran It
Apportionment Bill Favorably Acted
Upon by the House Committee A
Recommendation for the Vacant
Union Paclflc Directorship.
Senator * Indulge lit Slur * .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 13. In the sen-
yesterday , number of unimportant
bills were reported from committees
and placed on the calendar , after
which Mr. Plumb's resolution , fixing
ing the hour for daily meetings , was
taken up. The resolution offered yes
terday by Mr. ' Dolph. instructing the
committee on privileges and elections
to inquire and report whether the right
to vote at any election for presidential
electors , members- congress , legis
latures or officers is denied to any male
citizen of any state or is abridged ex
cept for participation in the rebellion
or other crime , was taken up. Mr.
Doiph said he particularly wanted the
committee to give attention to whether
some states had not provided in their
constitutions or laws such voting quali
fications as were not permitted by the
fourteenth amendment to'the constitu
tion without an abridgement of con
gressional representation. He said the
constitution recently adopted in Mis
sissippi did impose such qualifications
and the representation of that state
should be abridged. He sent to the
clerk's desk and had read the recent
inaugural message of Governor Till-
man of South Carolina , which , be said ,
was an official declaration that the great
mass f ' the colored men of the south
were fit to exercise the elective
franchise ; that the white people of the
south were in control of the state gov
ernments and proposed to maintain con
trol at all hazards. The propositions
showed clearly , Mr. Dolph said , that
the colored people of the south would
not .be permitted to vote as long as
they voted the republican ticket or
where their voting would secure repub
lican control. .
Mr. Vest moved an amendment in
structing the committee to inquire fur
ther , whether by any state legislation
any citizen of the United States was
denied the right to work on public im
provement by reason of their color.
He read a clause from a recent statute
of the Oregon republican legislature
authorizing the building of bridges and
providing that none but white laborers
should be employed on the works. It
might be , Mr. Vest said , that the pro
vision was intended to exclude Chinese
labor , but the language of the statute
excluded Mongolian , Indian and negro.
Democratic states had never denied
the negro the right to earn his bread
by his honest labor.
Mr. Dolph replied , and in the fur
ther discussion an allusion to Till-
man's message brought out a declara
tion from Mr. Butler that he was per
fectly willing to stand by that message.
Mr. Dolph said he was informed
that Mr. Butler himself had threatened
the colored men in his employ that he
would discharge them if they voted
the republican ticket.
Mr. Butler replied that whoever
made that statement was guilty of a
deliberate and willful falsehood.
Mr. Hoar arose and said he had
made the statement , having read with
in twenty-four hours in a public docu
ment the testimony of the senator from
South Carolina before a committee , in
wnica lie said ne Had told the colored
people on his plantation that he should
dismiss them if they voted the repub
lican ticket.
Mr. Butler Then the remark I
made applies of course to the senator
from Massachusetts.
Mr. Hoar replied that he was not to
be deterred from saying what he had
to say either by the manner or beha
vior of Mr. Butler.
The Keapportionmciit .
WASHINGTON , Dec , 13. The appor
tionment bill , based upon a represent
ation of 356 members of the house of
representatives , originally proposed by
Mr. Frank of Missouri , has been favor
ably acted upon by the house commit
tee on census.
'Duuell subsequently reported , the
bill to the 'house. The report notes
the charges and says that from the
population of the United States the
committee subtracted the population
of the District of Columbia , Oklahoma
and Utah. The remainder was 61-
908,906. With this number the differ
ent ratios were obtained by taking as
the devisor any proposed number.
Each number was taken from 332 to
375. Trials were made until a num
ber was found which would give a ratio
tie which in application would secure
each state against any loss in member
ship and in no instance leave a major
fraction. This number was fo'und to
be 356. The ratio was 173,901. The
number of members obtained on an
even division was 339. The additional
17 needed to make 356 was secured by
giving another member to each of the
states having left to it a major frac
tion. These states are : Alaba'ma ,
California , Georgia , Indiana , Iowa ,
Kentucky , Maine. Maryland , Massa
chusetts , Oregon. Rhode Island , South
Carolina. South Dakota , Texas. Ver
mont , Virginia and Wisconsin.
Tnc Union Pacific Directorship.
WASHIITSTON , Dec. 13. The meet
ing of the Nebraska delegation to re
commend a successor to the late Judge
James W.- Savage as government di
rector ot the Union Pacific railroad
company was the longest and most ex
citing of any heretofore held. The
names of nine candidates were consid-
ored , viz : Frank Murphy , J. W. Paddock -
dock , George L. Miller , Henry W.
Yates , Hugh G. Clark and , J. ST. H.
Patrick of Omaha , and W. H. Hunger
of Fremont , J. E. Isorth of Columbus
and II. S. J3ibb of Beatrice. Tory positive -
itive preferences were expressed for
the different candidates by the several
members of the delegation and disa
greements wore developed which it
seemed almost impossible to harmon
ize. The members of the delegation
named their first , second , third and
fourth choices , and after protracted
balloting and consideration it was
found that the easiest candidate to
harmonize on was Major J. W. Pad
dock of Omaha. He was finally unan
imously chosen and his name was ac.
cordingly presented in a strong "letter
of recommendation to the president ,
subject to the prior recommendation
of J. H. McColl , whose name was again
very vigorously urged as the first
choice of Nebraska if republicau
should be considered.
A Dciilnl from Secretary Rusk.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 13. The atten
tion of Secretary Husk was called this
evening to a dispatch from Chicago in
which it was asserted that he had been
interviewed and had expressed himself
in very vigorous terms against the so-
called reaper trust , and had said that
ho knew that such a trust existed , be
cause he had been offered stock in the
concern. Mr. Rusk says the whole
story , so far as it connects his name
with it , is untrue , and what would be
called "a fake" in a newspaper office.
I have been interviewed on no subject
relating to politics either in a near or
remote way since tke election , " said
the secretary , "and I have persistently
refused to express any opinions on any
political subjegt. As to the merits of
the question , I do not believe that
American agricultural implement man
ufacturers are unable to dispose of
their products abroad at lower prices
than they receive at h'ome. The story
that I have been offered stock in the
concern is equally false with the others. "
Senator Stanford intends to make
another speech in favor of his farm
loan project.
Congressman Dorsey recommended
the appointment of Melvern Shay to
be postmaster at Mentonville , Ante
lope county , Nebraska.
The Nebraska delegation expect to
present the name of a democrat from
their state for appointment to the Un
ion Pacific directorship , made vacant
by the death of Judge Savage of Oma
Eepresentative Gear and Senators
Allison and Wilson say there < cau be no
doubt of the adoption of the bill intro
duced by the former giving $10,000 , a
year's salary , to the widow of the late
Associate Justice Miller.
Senator Casey will soon introduce a
resolution calling upon the secretary
of agriculture to furnish information
relative to the expenditure of money
appropriated last summer for investi
gation into the practicability of arte
sian wells for irrigation in the Dakotas -
tas , Nebraska and other states conti
Twenty-eight senators and many
members of the house have joined in a
petition to the president for the ap
pointment of Moses P. Handy of Phila
delphia , for several years and now a
newspaper correspondent here , as con
sul general to Egypt , now vacant. It
is believed that he will receive the ap
The house committee on rules has
not yet filed a programme for the con
sideration of public building bees , of
wuicn mere are imriy-nree on tnc
calendar , among them the following :
Beatrice , Neb. ; Sioux Falls , S. D. ; Fort
Douge. la. , and Sioux City. It is be
lieved they will all be passed shortly
after the holidays.
President Harrison will have an
opportunity to appoint another high
officer in the army , the death of Sur
geon General Baxter creating another
vacancy. President Harrison has al
ready had the appointment of fourteen
general officers in the army , and the
number of retirements which will take
place within a few months will make
his record for army appointments the
largest of any since the war. The
president adopted the rule of seniority
and sticks to it in every instance ex
cept possibly where there are cases
personal to a ranking officer making
an exception advisable.
Invalid Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. Merrill ,
chairman oi the house committee on
invalid pensions , received a note from
the pension commissioner , who has
just concluded examining the claims ,
recorded under the new act , showing
471,946 original invalid claims , 55,323
original widow's claims and 298,330
claims filed by old claimants. This
gives only about 227,000 new claims
filed under the late law. Merrill re
gards this statement as evidence that
the expenditure for pensions under the
new act will be much less than antici
Jnst and Economical.
( From "Farm , Field , and StocJhnan.1)
"Tho action of the recent convention of theF. IT.
B. A. of Illinois , indorsing the Paddock Pare Food
Bill , representing the idea ? of 80,000 practical far-
aeiB , will have great vreightvrlth the neitCongress.
An immcnco meeting at St. Lenis recently also
endorsed the Paddock Pure Food Bill. This shows
that the farmers are traking up.
There is no question but that the breadth and
scope of ihe Paddock Bill , pat it far ahead of any
similar measure which Congress has yet discussed ,
anil removes the objectionable feature of class leg
islation , tb whiih the Conger Lard Bill is open.
It makes no difference -whether the Bill favors
farmer-pr laborer , banker or manufacturer. If it
favored * one data to the exclusion of others , it
rhonld not receive the approbation of the people.
Another thing which commends the Paddock Bill
to the fanner is the economy of its working. In
stead of an army of revenue officials which the
Conger Bill calls for , ihe inspection of food is put
where it belong * , in the Agricultural Department.
There la a practical common teuto ring to all the
requirements of the Bill which points to the fact
that it originated in the Farmers' Alliances , of
Nebraska , and not in a'Boston millionaire lard
manufacturer's office , such u IB sold to bar *
fathered the Conger Bill/ '
A Bill to Amend the I'reacnt Silver
Law Disposition of I'tibl c Bitildi
liiST Measures Discussion of the
Election * Hill lu the Senate Pro
vision ibr Free Coinage of Silver-
Other Important Proceedings in
Both Holmes of Congrciis.
In the senate on the 8th Senator
Dawes read portions of a'lettor written
by Mr. Lee. a census Indian agent
from the Pine Ridge agency , to the in
terior department , going to show that
there is no lack of food among the
Sioux. Senator Gorman presented a
large number of petitions , principally
from the state of New York , protest
ing against the passage of the elections
bill. He said that they had been pre
pared under the lead of the New York
Star. Senator Jones of Arkansas
offered a resolution , which went over
until tomorrow , calling on the attor
ney general for information as to the
supervisors of election appointed for
the First and Second congressional
districts of Arkansas for the congres
sional election of November 4 last.
The sums of money paid out arc called
for in connection with the election , or
with the proceedings that have taken
place since the election , etc. The elec
tions bill was then discussed until the
hour of adjournment. In the house
on motion of Mr. Grout of Vermont ,
a bill was passed prohibiting the grant
ing of licenses within one mile of the
soldiers' home , District of Columbia.
Several bills relating to the District of
Columbia were also passed. Mr. McKinley -
Kinley reported from the ways and
means committee and the house passed
the bill providing for a rebate of to
bacco in stock equal to the reduction
made in the revenue tax by the last
tariff bill. Mr. McKinley merely stated
that the bill was similar to the provis
ion of the tariff bill ( section 3Qwhicl
had been omitted in the enrolling 01
that measure ; and on the declaratior
by Mr. Mills of Texas that it was "all
right , " no opposition was made to its
passage. Mr. Bartinc of Nevada asked
unanimous consent for the passage ol
a bill for the recoinago of defaced sub
sidiary silver coin , making such coin
a legal tender to the amount of $20
and providing that it shall constitute
part of the legal reserve of national
banks. Mr. Cannon of Illinois ob
jected , and the house at 5 o'clock ad
In the senate on the 9th Senator
Plumb introduced a bill for the retire
ment of national bank notes and pro
viding for the free coinage of silver.
In presenting the bill he said that if
the election bill was not disposed of in
a short time he would move that it be
temporarily laid aside that the silver
question might be considered. He said
itwas the paramount duty of congress
tolegislate for the relief of the finan
cial distress of the country. The sen
ate concurred in the house amendment
reducing the amount of the proposed
appropriation for a public building at
Nebraska City from * § 100,000 to $ (50- (
000. In the house the credentials of
T. J. Geary as representative-elect
from the First congressional district of
California to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the resignation of J. J. Dehaven
were presented , and Mr. Geary took
the oath of office. The fortifications
bill and the bill making a deficiency
appropriation for public binding was
reported and referred. The resolution
looking to the removal of the remains
of General Grant to Arlington was
taken up and debated. The resolution
was defeated , yeas 62 , nays 154.
The house then proceeded under the
special order to the disposition of pub
lic building meTisures previously re
ported from the committee of the
whole. The following bills for the
erection of public buildings were passed
with a limitation of cost as stated : Bar
Harbor , Me. , § 75,000Mankato ; Minn. ,
$50,000 ; Meridian. Miss. , 450,000 ;
Youngsttnvn , O. , $75,000 ; Camden ,
Ark. , § 25,000 : ' Sioux Falls. S. D. , $150-
000 ; St. Alban's , Vt , $40,000 ; Stockton ,
Cal. , $75,000 ; Norfolk , Va , , $150.000 ;
Beatrice , Neb. , $60,000 : Davenport ,
la. , $100,0'00 ; Rockland , jll. , $75,000 ;
Reidsville , N. C. , $25,000South ; Bend ,
Ind. , $75,000 ; Fargo , N. D. , $50,000 ;
Newburg. N. Y. , $100,000 ; Madison ,
Ind. , $50,000 ; Pueblo. Col. , $150,000 ;
Sioux City , la. , $250,000 ; Lima , O. ,
$60,000 ; Portland , Ore. , $400,000 ;
Haverhill , Mass. , $75,000 ; Charleston ,
S. C. , increase. $50,000 ; Bloomington ,
111. , $100.000 ; Lewiston , Me. , $75,000 ;
Kansas City. Mo. , $1,200.000 ; Taunton.
Mass. , $75,000Racine ; , Wis. , $100,000 ;
Savannah , Ga. , $250,000 ; Pawtucket ,
R. L , $55,000 ; Akron , O. . $100,000 ;
Rome , Ga. , $50,000 ; Rockford. 111. ,
$100,000 ; Fort Dodge , la. , $75,000 ;
Sheboygan , Wis. , $50,000.
In the senate on the 10th Senator
Farwell introduced a bill to amend
section 1 of the present silver law seas
as to direct the secretary to purchase
all the silver bullion that may be of
fered at the market price thereof , not
exceeding $1 for 371.25 grains of pure
silver and to issue payment for it in
United States treasury notes. After
the introduction of a number of bills
the house bill to authorize the pay
ment of a drawback or rebate on to
bacco ( to correct an omission of the
tariff bill ) was passed. The senate then
resumed consideration of the elections
bill , and Mr. George spoks four hours
in opposition to it. The floor was then
taken by Wilson of Iowa. In the house
J. W. Hathaway was elected postmas
ter on the motion of Mr. Henderson of
Illinois. On motion of Mr. Mason of
Illinois the senate bill was passed for
the relief of Paymaster Bash , United
States army. Mr. McKinley stated
that he had been directed by the com
mittee on ways and means to rcpoft-a. ; ' * '
resolution for the distribution ottho fr
president's annual message and upon ; .
his motion the house rosplved itself into -
a committee of the whole for its con
sideration. In response to a question
by Hooker , Mc'Kinloy stated that so
much of the message as referred to-tho ,
election bill was assigned to a select
committee on the election of president ,
vice president , and members of con
gress. On motion of Mr. Perkins the ,
house again wont into committee of th&
whole on bills reported from the com
mittee on Indian affair's. * One bill concerning - -
cerning the mission to the Indians in4
California was considered. The com
mittee rose , the bill passed , and tho.
house adjourned.
In the senate on the llth the billi
appropriating $200,000 to provide and
equip a steam vessel for boarding pur
poses at Chicago , III. , was passed *
The election bill wjts then taken up
and Mr. Wilson of Iowa addressed the
senate in its advocacy. The question
which confronted congress was one oC
duty. In several states not only the
right of the individual citizen had been
outraged , but the equality of states in
the matter of representation had been
denied. Thus Mississippi and South
Carolina , with a vote of 11)1,119 ) , tent
fourteen members to the house of rep
resentatives , while Iowa , with a voting
ing population of .293,255 , sent but
eleven members. The people of the
country could not believe that the peo"
pic of Mississippi and South Carolina
wore as free to use the ballot as the
people of Iowa. Nor would the people
ple be content until absolute safety
was assured in the use of the ballot ,
nor until fairness" and good faith was
shown in the counting of the same in
each state. The country must So
right , that every citizen , be he white
or colored , shall cast his vote as is his
right and have it counted as it is cast.
If congress obeyed the dictates of duty
it would establish peace throughout the
republic. If it refused it would but
involve the country in the perils of re
tributive justice , which was ever the-
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uny ui me oppressed , in tna nouso
the bill was passed amending section
5515 of the revised statutes to provide-
a penalty for any person having the
custody of ballots-and returns after an
election had been held who shall alter-
such returns or erase the name of any
candidate for representative or dele
gate in congress from any ballots in his
custody or in any way alter or deface
the same with intent to affect the re
sult of such election. The bill was
then taken up to amend the anti-poly
gamy law by providing that personal
property formerly belonging to the
Mormon church , which is now in the
hands of a receiver , shall be placed in
the common school fund territory.
Without completing its consideration
the house laid it aside as unfinished
business and went into committee of
the whole on bills from the public land
Lottery Circular * .
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. It is stated
at the postotfice department that mails
sent from Mexico into the United
States recently have been burdened
with circulars of Mexican lotteries in
closed in sealed envelopes , the corners
of which are clipped , and the postage
paid at the rate of one cent , which is
permissable under the Mexican postal
laws. "Under the laws of the United
States the inclosure of such circulars
in a sealed envelope would require
them to be held for postage , and re
fused admission to the mail as printed
matter. The postmaster general has
been in correspondence with the di
rector general of posts of Mexico on
this subject , and it has been agreed
that the circulars referred to shall no
longer be carried in the mails or de
livered to addresses in this country.
murdered nn Indian.
DENVER , Col. , Dec. 11. A Durango ,
Col. , special says : Saturday night
Thomas Franklin quarreled with In
dians in a saloon at Armago , N. M.
He struck both Indians over the head
with a billiard cue , killing one and
seriously injuring the other. Yester
day the Apaches came to Armago in
tent upon having Franklin's scalp , but
he was secreted by the sheriff. Great
excitement prevails , as the Indians de
clare they want jubtice. The town
people , however , have armed them
selves-and if the Indians should at
tempt to take Franklin out of the town
there will be trouble.
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