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THE M'COOK TRIBUNE.
F. HI. , Publisher.
McCOOK , NEB.
STATE NEWS. '
NEBRASKA MISCELLANEOUS MATTFRS.
Mrs. Tifabelts ( "Bright Eyes' ' ) is
giving a seres of lectures throughout
W. Whitney , wanted in 'Johnson
county for horse stealing , was last
week captured in New York state.
Falls City is infested with burg
lars , but the authorities as yet have
not been able to bag any of them.
Prominent real estate dealers in
Beatrice are considering the question
of organizing a real estate exchange.
Mrs. Elizabeth Minnick , one of
the oldest residents of Richardson
county , died last week at the age of 74.
The local passenger train on the
Union Pacific between Omaha and
Grand Island is about to be restored.
The Catholic academy at O'Neill
was destroyed by fire. There was
about $12 , 000 , insurance on the build
In view of the late destructive fire ,
O'Neill has taken preliminary stops
toward securing a system of water
Sheriff Mallon of- Dodge county
took the prisoners Romandorf and
Thomas of Fremont to the penitentiary
to serve their three years' sentence.
At Benkelman the tools of a car
penter were sold by the sheriff on an
execution to pay for the coffin of a
child which died several months ago.
A Lancaster county farmer named
Davy , 65 years of age , wants a wife
and is open for proposals , from ladies
from 20 up to 50. Don't all speak at
Church Howe , during his service
to the state as a legislator , pays $7.50
a day for his accommodations at the
Lincoln $2.50 a day more than his
Fred 13eyschlag. proprietor of the
Nebraska City cereal mills , is making
arrangements to enlarge his plant , in
creasing the capacity fiom 1,500 to
6,000 per cay.
Mr. Dyer is negotiating with Lin
coln gentlemen for fhe establishment
of a beet sugar factory in that city.
He guarantees to duplicate the Grand
Island factory for $250.000.
John Shaa/i Samuel Bixler , E. W.
Dodson and M. K. Hagadorn of Custer
county were among the number who
have recently been granted pensions
under the new pension law.
Thomas Tracy attempted suicide
in the lock-up at Wymore by swallowing -
ing broken glass. He is wanted at Al- ]
bia , la. , for horse stealing. He will
be taken to that state soon as he is
able to travel.
In the district court at Harrison
in the state against Henry Cocker for
the killing of a negro soldier in a ne
gro dive near Fort Robinson Novem
ber last the jury brought in a verdict
of not guilty.
The Fremont brewery company
has filed articles of incorporation with
the county clerk. The company has a
paid up capital of $80.000. It will at
once begin the erection of a large man
Mrs. Maggie Baxter of Crete has
filed a suit against the Missouri Pa
cific railroad company for $5,000 dam
ages for the death of her husband , who
was a brakeman on the Crete , branch
and was killed at Talmage March 30 ,
Mrs. Mary E. Meyer , as adminis
tratrix , began suit in the district court
of Lancaster county against C. E.
Hedges asking $10,000 damages for the
death of her son Enos , who was killed
in defendant's foundry December 6 ,
1S88 , by the bursting of an emery
George Chapman was arrested at
Geneva upon a warrant sworn out by
B. F. Merrill for malicious libel. Chap
man is the man who made affidavit that
Merrill tried to hire him to burn the
residence of F. M. Donisthorpe , which
was partially consumed by fire a few
Rev. James C. Springstun died at
Vista a few days ago from brain fever.
' He was unusually energetic , having
held three protracted meetings in his
charge early in the winter , resulting
in over 100 conversions. The excite
ment and loss of nervous force caused
A crowd of thirty men mounted
- upon horses started from Coleredge
the other morning in search of wolves.
The company was well organized , hav
ing regular installed officers. How
ever , the expedition was a failure , ow
ing to the deep snow and the severe
A Minden diswatch says that pe
titions are being circulated throughout
the county to be forwarded to Governor
Boyd requesting him to veto the bill
repealing the bounty on sugar. The
petition is being signed quite extens
ively by farmers , as well as by business
men in the towns.
John Whitka , a farmer living near
Unadiila , was killed by a freight train
on the Burlington & Missouri in Syra
cuse last week. His body was found
on the track a short time after the
freight passed with the head and one
arm cut off and otherwise horribly
mangled. It is believed ho lost his
life while attempting to board the
At the Coleridge mill the other
day a couple of young ladies named
Evans were being weighed on the
scales. The Sentinel snys one . of.
them , after being weigivedj stepped ; off
'the scales back'wara intoa hole in jthe
floor , falling immediately into a corn
sheller in operation at the time. One
half of her right foot was badly
crushed and mangled.
A Paris Banker named Mace has
fled , owing $4,000,000.
A large number of promotions in the
army are expected soon.
In the Kansas house the bill to grant
female suffrage was defeated.
A cyclone in Northern Alabama
wrought great damage to property.
Gen. Miles' charges against General
McKeever have not yet materialized.
The New York Central Labor Union
passed resolutions in favor of female
Many telegrams of condolence were
received at the residence of General
The government of the Argentine
Republic fears another revolutionary
Mrs. James Martin of Terrc Haute ,
Ind. , stole her child from her father at
Wichita , Kas.
'Senator Brice says Jay Gould went
south to look after Central and South
There are 5,000 laborers idle in
Denver , Colo. , waiting for spring
activity to begin.
Fire caused $500.000 loss and-killed
one fireman at New Westminster ,
The public was allowed to view the
body of Gen. Sherman at his late resi
dence in New York.
Ex-Mayor Grace of New York states
that Hill cannot carry the .state ; but
that Cleveland can.
Resolutions impeaching U. S. Judge
Boarinan of Louisiana have been in
troduced in the house.
A rock fell into a passenger'train in
Pittsburg , killing one passenger and
injuring several others.
John D. Knox & Co. , bankers of Topeka -
peka , Kas. , have assigned. Liabilities
$250,000 ; assets , $400,000.
There is talk of possible indictments
of St. Louis officials for violations of
the interstate commerce law.
Impeachment proceedings against
Judge Boarman of Louisiania will be
pushed as rapidly as possible.
Jim Hall the Australian fighter , ar
rives and says he has w'hipped Fitz-
simmous ar.d can do it again.
A sentiment in opposition to draping
government buildings , every time a
public man dies is developing.
The' lower house of the Montana leg
islature defeated the bill fixing eight
hours for a day's work in the mines.
Maj. Anderson of New York has sub
mitted a scheme for an elaborate naval
display to the World's fair directors.
Mrs. McCabe , who killed Judge
Stein on the' Mexican border , made' a
daring escape from her Mexican prison.
Australian papers received the 16th
state that by the burning of the steam
er Rale at Wuhu , 200 Chinese per
It is bciieved if the 2-cent rate is
enforced in Kansas ana Illinois , as
seems likely , the cut will extend to the
General Schofield received a cable
gram from the Compte de Paris ex
pressing grief at the death of General
General Sibley , the first governor of
Minnesota , died at his home in Minnesota
seta , died at his home in St. Paul on
J. R. Woods and his pretty adopted
daughter disappeared from Sedalia at
about the same time and it is thought
they have eloped.
The Kansas senate has adopted a
resolution stating that any wild"or vis
ionary bill passed by the house will
not pass the senate.
The investigation committee found
that at the end of the first term of
Treasurer Woodruff of Arkansas the
State owed him $19.
The American Loan and Trust com
pany closed its doors in New York
with liabilities of $2,234.847. The ap
parent deficit is $656,789.
A member of the National Demo
cratic Committee says the presidential
campaign of 1892 will be the most
hotly contested since 1876.
A supreme court decision makes a
St. Joseph woman a bigamist. She
had married after her husband had
been convicted of bigamy.
Mr. Kelley of Kansas introduced in
the house a bill to repeal that portion
of the bank act that compels national
banks to purchase United States bonds.
The bill making prize fighting in
Texas a penitentiary offense " was passed
by the house. The term'"of imprison
ment provided for ranges from two to
S. W. Smith , a colored preacher at
Ruston , La. , hired'a'white boy to car
ry his valise. A fight with two white
men over it resulted in Smith and one
of his assailants being killed.
The jEtna coal company at Chatta
nooga has assigned with liabilities of
f 90,000 , and assets in lands and mines
of $300,000. Inability to secure an
extdnsion of paper was the cause.
Five of the largest breweries in Chicago
cage have joined with the Val Blatz
company of Milwaukee and formed the
Milwaukee & Chicago brewing com-
nanv , with a capital of about $12,000-
The famous stallion Antes , son of
Electioneer , was sold at Woodward's
sale in Lexington , Ky. , toT. A. Brown
of Kalamazoo for $55,000. The bid
ding before , between various parties ,
was very spirited.
President E. Y. Ropes of the Corpus
Christi and South American Railroad ,
now being constructed from Corpus
Christi to Brownsville , is organizing a
$10.000,000 construction company to
complete the work.
The senate bill providing for the
disposal of Fort Hartsuff , Fort Sheri
dan and Fort McPherson reservations ,
in the state of Nebraska , to actual set
tlers under the homestead law , was fa
vorably reported to the house on the
, - 4.
J3EIXG JJOyjS AT THE XCJ2/M5-
Prohibiting KcbateM in Life Insur
ance IIo\v State Warrant * Mtould
be Paid Location of a GIrU' Indus
trial School A Normal School at
X'Icrcc Creation of the Ofllcc of State
Geologist A Kccord of Other mut
ter * in JSoth Houses ol * the Lo i
THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE.
A. HECOKD OK PROCEEDINGS IX BOTH
SENATE. In the senate on the 16th
resolutions concerning the death of
General Sherman were adopted. A
number of new bills were introduced.
The committee on university and nor
mal schools reported in favor of the
passage of senate file 101 , and senate
lire1 15 and house roll 17. The com
mitted omagriculture reported in favor
tf passage of senate , file 17. The com
mittee on enrolled and engrossed bills
reported that it has carefully examined
senate file 36 and finds the same cor
rectly engrossed. The committee on
school lands and school funds reported
senate file 103 be indefinitely post
poned. The committee on miscella
neous corporations reported house roll
65 to pass. A minority report was
submitted , asking that the repeal of
the sugar bounty lav should not take
effect in one year. The.majority 10-
port was adopted. On motion of Sen
ator Coulter the rules were suspended
and house roll 81 was taken up and
considered. This bill is the Howe
bond relief biii , which passed the
house and was amended in tha senate
committee. The bill was recommended
for passage. House roll 141. a bill for
an act to promote the independence of
voters at public elections , to enforce
the secrecy of the ballot , and to pro
vide for the printing and distribution
of ballots at public expense , was duly
considered and recommended to pass
as amended by the house. The ma
jority report in favor of repealing the
bounty on sugar was adopted. 23 to 3.
HOUSE In the house house roll 36 ,
providing that no car manufacturers
or transportation companies using or
leasing cars in Nebraska shall put in
use any cars not equipped with the
safety or automatic couplers or draw
bars , such as shall. not necessitate
going between the ends of the cars to
couple or uncouple them , was recom
mended for passage. House roil No.
119 , prohibiting pool selling , bookmaking -
making and the keeping of pool rooms
was recommended to pass. The bill
providing that any assessor who shall
wilfully assess any property , real or
personal , at less than its cash value
( the same to be determined by law )
shall be guilty of misdemeanor , the
penalty being a fine of not less than
$50 nor more than $200. The chief
clerk read a telegram from Galveston ,
Tex. , notifying that fifteen barrels of
oysters had been sent to the Nebraska
legislature , and would arrive Friday
morning. A committee was appointed
to take charge of them on arrival.
Among the bills introduced were : A
bill for an act to amend an act entitled
"an act to require corporations , firms
and individuals transacting a banking
business to make reports of their re
sources and liabilities to the auditor of
public accounts , and to provide for the
examination of affairs of such banking
institutions , and to fix a minimum cap
ital for the transacting of a banking
business , punish the receiving of de
posits by insolvent banking institu
tions , and to provide for winding up
their affairs , and to repeal section 15 of
chapter S of'the compiled statutes of
Nebraska of 1S89 ; an act to limit this
rental and fix the toll rates of tele
phone companies ; a bill for an act to
submit to the electors of the state of
Nebraska a proposition to amend arti
cle 8 of the constitution of the state of
18S5. entitled "education , " and relat
ing to the management and investment
of the permanent endowment funds ,
and the disposition of the income
thereof and of other trust funds for the
support and maintenance of the Uni
versity of Nebraska and the several
colleges thereof ; a bill for an act to
amend section 28 of article 1 of chap
ter 4 of the compiled statutes of 1SS7 ,
entitled "animals'5 and to provide fore
closure of the lien created thereby.
SENATE. In the senate on the 17th
the foliowitfg "bills were favorably re
ported upon by committees : Senate
file 101 , providing for a normal school
at Pierce , to be known as the North
Nebraska normal school ; file 26 , reg
ulating the duties of the board of
transportation in counties with public
warehouses ; senate file 47 , regulating
the manner in which unorganized territory -
ritory may be included in county
bonds ; file No. 63 , regarding holding
of meetings by county commissioners.
The following bills were read tha first
time : Providing for acquiring by gift ,
devise or purchase of public grounds
and parks by cities of the second class
having more than 5,000 and less than
25,000 inhabitants , and to provide for
the improvement care , preservation ,
maintenance and protection thereof ;
the appointment of three park com
missioners ; the issuing of bonus for
park purposes , and the raising of suffi
cient revenue to provide for the same ;
amending section 66 , of article 2. of
chapter 14 , of the compiled statute of
Nebraska , 1889 , entitled ' -An act to
provide for the organization , govern
ment and powers of cities of the second
end class having more than 5,000 in
habitants. ' ' Senator Moore discovered
a defect in line 20 , which requires the
voter , in tha event of his name not-ap
pearing in the registry list of the elec
tion district , to present a certificate of
registration signed by the city clerk.
The senator held that the clerk had no
fsuch list and that the section would
impair the efficacy of the law. 'Ho
moved to recommit the bill to the com
mittee of the whole. Senator Poynter
objected and wanted the bill passed
iinr-ietiiately. The measure was re
committed , however , to the committee
of the whole , Senator Keiper in the
chair , and amended by striking out the
requirement referred to and substitut
ing therefor the words establish in
the manner provided by law his right
to vote. " The report was adopted.
HOUSE In the house the Schappcl
bill , providing that wild lands lying
adjacent to improved farms , other
things being equal , should be assessed
at the same value as cultivated lands
for the purpose of taxation , was taken
up and referred back for further con
sideration. The house in committee
of the whole took up the bill locating
a girls' industrial school for juvenije
delinquents nt Geneva , It was recom
mended for passage. A bill by Scott ,
providing that personal property to
the amount of $500 shall be exempt
from taxation , and that the increase in
the value of lands by reason of culti
vation , fences , fruit and forest trees
shall not be taken into" account by the
assessors when listing property for
taxation , was recommended for pass
age. House roll 61 was considered.
This bill provides that the governor ,
auditor and state treasurer shall ap
point a state geoiogist who shall hold
office two years , for the purpose of
making a geological survey of the
state. The state geologist shall ap
point an assistant and also an analyti
cal chemisi , who. shall analyze such
soils , rocks , fossils , coal , ore , etc. ,
submitted to him by the geologist.
The state geologist has the authority
to employ such further assistance as
he may deem necessary. The reading
of the bill was interrupted by a motion
to indefinitely postpone and it was
shelved. House roll 75 introduced by
Alden. This bill provides that under
supervision of the auditor of public ac
counts there shall be an examination
of the books and accounts of the coun
ty treasurer's and county clerk's
office not less frequently than
on''e each year. No previous notice
of examination shall be given the
treasurer qr clerk. A summary of the
result of each examination shall bo
made in duplicate , one to be filed with
the state auditor and the other with
the clerk of county commissioners.
The state auditor is authorized to em
ploy a competent accountant at $2.000
per year to make these examinations.
White of Cass moved to strike out the
enacting clause in the bill. He was
opposed to the bill for the reason that
it provided for an expense which
should be borne by counties. The bill
HOUSE. In the house on the 19th
the Gunuett bill prohibiting rebates in
life insurance , and preventing insur
ance agents from cutting rates in order
to secure business , was called up on
final reading and defeated by a vote of
46 to 25. Among the bills introduced
were the following : Providing that
all state warrants shall be registered
and paid in the order of registration ,
and authorizing the state treasurer to
call in such warrants and stop the in
terest ; repealing the statute requiring
druggists in small towns and villages
to file bonds ; legalizing the issuing of
$50,000 by the city of Beatrice in ex
cess of legal limit ; requiring railroad
corporations to immediately report details - "
tails of all accidents sustained by em
ployes to the commissioner of labor ;
joint resolution instructing our United
States senators and requesting our rep
resentatives to prepare and introduce
a bill providing for the condemnation
and purchase by right of eminent do
main of all railroads operating in the
United States which extend from one
state to another , and to provide for
the operation of the same. The fol
lowing were passed : Providing that
all persons who keep , harbor or main
tain any girl under eighteen , or boy
under twenty-one in any house of ill-
fame shall be fined not less than $25
nor more than $100 , or be imprisoned
in the county jail not more than thirty
days , and authorizing any peace officer
or agent of the Nebraska Humane so
ciety or any charitable society to enter
any house of bad repute to search for
such children and institute habeas cor
pus proceedings to remove them from
these places ; locating a girls' reform
school at Geneva , Fillmore county , and
providing rules and regulations gov
erning the same : providing that any
person who shall keep , own or operate
any "pool room , ' ' or engage in the
business of "pool bookraaking. ' ' shall
pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 and be
confined in the penitentiai-y not less
than one. nor more than five years. A
bill by Stevens of Platte , providing
that those who make improvements on
adjoining lands of another by mistake
in the survey may remove or obtain
compensation iorsame , was defeated
30 yeas to 47 nays. A report from
State Treasurer Hill , giving the pres
ent condition of the school fund , was
read ; also a communication from the
irrigation convention asking that the
bounty on sugar be retained.
SENATE. In the senate on the 20th
a number of petitions for female suffrage
were introduced. The senate con
curred in tha joint resolution of the
house concerning uniform marriage
and divorce laws throughout the coun
try. The committee on agriculture
recommended the indefinite postpone
ment of senate file No. 34 , reducing
telephone rentals to $1.50 per month ;
also No. 54. regulating interest for
mortgagors and mortgagees in real es
tate mortgages ; No. 26. providing ad
ditional duties for the board of trans
portation in counties containing pub
lic warehouses , was recommended for
passage. The following bills were
favorably reported : Granting a'boun
ty to manufacturers of sugaruiider cer
tain instructions. Compelling railroad
companies to afford weighing facilities
at certain stations. Conferring on
women the right to vote in village or
city elections. Establishing a girls'
industrial'homo at Geneva. Taxing
railroad property for school purposes.
Against harboring boys and girls in
houses of ill-fame. Enabling1 county
commissioners to issue licenses for $300
for the sale of liquor in the two-mile
belt outside metropolitan cities. Auth
orizing cities and villages to appropri
ate money to defray the expenses of
HOUSE. Jn the house among bills
introduced were the following : To pro
hibit any company , firm or individual
belonging to or concerned in a "trust"
from instituting suits for the collection
of debts incurred by the sale of arti
cles , the price of which is affected by
an unlawful combination ; providing
for the deposit of public money in
banks , and the collection of intereston
the same ; appropriating $29,550.50 to
pay the fees and expenses incurred in
conducting the contest for governor
and other executive officers , requiring
all insurance companies to have a cap
ital of at least $200,000 , and all foreign
companies to invest at least 40 per
cent of premiums in bonds or other se
curities of the state. House roll 152.
by Moan , reducing passenger fare to 2
cents , was passed yeas G4 , nays 29.
Bills were also passed compelling rail
roads to name stations the same as the
town or village ; to require county
clerks to account for and turn in the
fees received from all sources , includ
ing the tax list. The house passed a
bill making railroad corporations ab
solutely responsible for all damage to
employes , and providing that no con
tract restricting such liability shall be
legal or binding. House roll No. 1 , a
bill by Howe to punish assessors for
undervaluation of property , was killed
on final reading 30 ayes , 46 nays.
Shrader has introduced a bill appro
priating another $100,000 for the re
lief of the drouth sufferers.
When S. F. No. 170 shall have be
come a law it will be a misdemeanor
for one man to tie up another man's
dog with anything but impunity.
The Australian ballot bill was favor
ably considered in the senate and when
put on its passage will likely receive
the unanimous vote of the body.
House roll 211 , Kruse's bill , which
reduces the rate for publishing legal
notices about one-half , was reported
adversely by the printing committee
by a vote of of 4 to 3 , and indefinitely
The joint resolution presented by
McReynolds , instructing Nebraska's
senators to prepare a bill providing for
the taking possession by the govern
ment of all interstate railways , was in
troduced "by request. " '
Bills continue to come in without
any apparent decrease in the number.
Over four hundred have been intro
duced in the house , and the total will
run somewhere between five and six
The house committee on miscellane
ous subjects has agreed to report in
favor of the passage of house roll No.
84 by Ililey , which repeals the statute
providing for an oil inspector and state
inspection of all illuminating oils.
The house committee on constitu
tional amendments has approved and
will make a favorable report on a bill
introduced by Storms providing for the
submission of an amendment requiring
all voters to be citizens of the United
John D. Howe , attorney for Gover
nor Boyd , has filed a motion to dismiss
in the supreme court in the quo war-
ran to case of John M. Thayer versus
Governor Boyd. in which Boyd's citi
zenship is questioned.
Mr. Capek of Douglas has intro
duced a bill abolishing the death pen
alty in. this state. He says that Ne
braska should follow the example of
other humane states , and believes that
imprisonment for life has a greater
terror for criminals than the fear of
Representative Fulton of Harlan has
introduced a bill providing for the cre
ation of the office of "loan agent and
abstractor , " whose duty it shall be to
negotiate loans for the people at the
lowest possible rate and make abstracts
of real estate titles. The bill provides
for the election of this official by pop
ular vote , but does not fix the salary.
Mr. Sternsdorff introduced a bill in
the house to limit the rental and fix
toll rates of telephone companies. It
provides for a rate of $3 per month ,
and where there is more than one tel
ephone in use by the same individual
or firm a rate of $2.50 for each instru
ment shall be made. It further speci
fies the rates to be charged between
In the debate over a location for the
girl's division of the Kearney indus
trial school the representatives of Fil-
more county succeeded in convincing
the house that Geneva was a pleasant
location with the advantage of moral
surroundings , and a healthful climate.
The town has a population of 2.000 , is
centrally located and the pride of the
South Platte country.
Anjmber of citizens from drouth-
stricken districts held a meeting in the
house railroad committee room. H.
R. No. 284 , by Oakley , which author
izes counties to issue warrants on the
general county funds , in excess of the
amount now authorized by law , not to
exceed 10 per cent of the grand assess
ment roll , for the relief of destitute
settlers , was discussed at length. The
majority favored the bill but desired
to amend by allowing counties to issue
bonds instead of warrants.
The house committee on finance ,
ways and means hold daily sessions and
are slowly progressing with their work.
A strong effort is being made by Soder-
man , Purnell , Storms and Stewart to
cut off all unnecessary items of expense
in the estimates submifed for the vari
ous state offices. They have reduced
the salary of book-keepers from $1,200
and $1.300 to $1.000 , and will cut down
the salary of the stenographers from
the above named figure to ? 750.
An important bill has been intro
duced by'Mr. 'Stebb'ins ' of Buffalo. It
provides that all state warrants shall
bo registered and paid in the order of
registration. All warrants now out
standing , which amount in the aggre
gate to nearly $500,000 , are drawing 7
and the treasurer uoes-
per cent dues ,
not even know where they are. At the
same time there is nearly the sama
amount in the treasury on which tno-
state is not- realizing - a single cent.
Should this bill become a lawwhea
the warrants are called in the interest ,
will cease at once and the hoider will
be compelled either to lose the interest
or present them for payment Mr. ,
Stebbins calculates this bill will save-
the state about $35,000 a year.
PROPOSED SENATORIAL DIS
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 20. Repre
sentative Scott ( Ind. ) proposes the fol
lowing division of the senatorial dis
tricts. He is chairman of the commit
tee on apportionment and will secure
the endorsement of his committee , but
confesses that he may have to make a
few changes :
First district Nemaha and Richard I
son ; second , Gage ; third ( flout ) , Paw
nee. Johnson and Gage ; fourth , Otoe-
and'Cass ; fifth , Lancaster (2) ; sixth
( float ) . Otoe , Cass and Lancaster ; sev
enth. Douglas (4) ; eighth ( float ) r
Dodge , Sarpy and Douglas ; ninth.
Saunders and Colfax ; tenth. Washing
ton , Burt Thurston and Dakota ;
eleventh , Cuming , Wayne , Dixon and
Cedar ; twelfth , Madison , Antelope ,
Stanton and Pierce ; thirteenth , Platte-
and Butler ; fourteenth , York and Seward -
ard ; fifteenth , Saline and Thayer ; six
teenth , Fillmore and Jefferson ; seven
teenth , Nuckolls , Webster and Frank
lin ; eighteenth , Adams , Clay. Hamil
ton and Polk (2) ; nineteenth. Hall ,
Howard and Sherman ; twentieth , Mer-
rick , Nance. BooneGreeley and Wheel
er ; twenty-first Knox , Holt Rock ,
Brown and KeyaPah'a : twenty-second ,
Custer , Valley , Garfield and Loup ;
twenty-third , Buffalo and Dawbon ;
Twenty-fourth , Phelps , Kearney and
Harlan ; Twenty-fifth , Furnas , Red Wil
low , Hitchcock and Gosper ; Twenty-
sixth , Frontier , Hayes , Dundy , Chase ,
Perkins and Keith ; Twenty-seventh ,
Lincoln , Logan , Blaine , Thomas ,
Hooker , McPherson , Arthur , Grant.
Deuel , Cheyenne , Kimball , Banner and
Scott's Bluff ; Twenty-eighth. Cherry ,
Sheridan , Dawes , Sioux and Box Butte.
According to this arrangement six
teen would be independent , eight dem
ocratic , eight republican and one-
( Gage ) doubtful.
The apportionment bill introduced
by Fee ( rep ) differs very materially
from the above. It gives Douglas
county five instead of four , and ten dis
tricts would be democratic , nine repub
lican and only fourteen independent.
The Scott bill , when perfected. wii5
probably be put through as a caucus-
WHAT KNIGHTS OF LABOR WANT.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 19. The fol
lowing petition was presented to the
senate from the Knights of Labor :
To the Honorable the Legislature of
the State of Nebraska : We. the rep
resentatives of the Knights of Labor of
the state of Nebraska , in state conven
tion assembled , hereby petition and
pray your honorable body for the
passage of the following entitled bills :
House Roll No. 104 A bill for an
act to regulate the hours of labor of
mechanics , servants and laborers ; also I
House Roll No. 115 A bill for an
act to protect associations and unions-
of workingmen In the use of labels ,
trade marks and other forms of adver
tising goods manufactured by mem
bers of such associations , and to pro
vide penalties for the violation there
of ; also ,
House Roil No. 63 A memorial and
joint resolution on petitioning con
gress to enact such laws as may be-
necessary to assume government own
ership and control of all railroads 'and
telegraph lines ; also ,
House Roll No. 141 A bill for an
act to promote the independence of
voters at public elections , to enforce
the secrecy of the ballot and to pro
vide for the printing and distribution ,
of ballots at public expense ; also.
House Roll No. 12 , as Amended. A
bill for an act to regulate railroads , to-
classify freights , to fix reasonable max
imum rates to be charged for the trans
portation of freights upon each of the
railroads in the state of Nebraska , to
increase the powers and further define
the duties of the board of transporta
tion and to punish violations thereof ;
Senate File No. 88. A bill for an.
act to submit to the electors of the-
state of Nebraska for approval or re
jection an amendment to the constitu
tion of the state , providing for the re
peal of laws by petition of 40,000-elec
tors ; also ,
House Roll No. 325. A bill for an
act to revoke the contract for the leas
ing of the state penitentiary , peniten
tiary grounds and convict labor of the
state to C. W. Mosher , and to provide
for the appointment of a superintend
ent ; also ,
A bill providing for the stamping of
all articles manufactured or work cfone-
by convicts , showing that the same had
been so manufactured.
The objectionable clause in house
roll No. 104 reads as follows :
"Any employer or corporation work
ing their employes over the time soec- _ .
ified in this act [ eight hours ] shall"pav .
as extra compensation double the
amount per hour as paid for oreviou *
The March Century will contain th&
first paper in an illustrated ecrks on
Great Indian Fighters , to be contrib
uted by officers who fought with them.
The first article , "General Crook in.
the Indian Country , " is written bv
Captain John G. Bourke , of the Third-
Cavalry. An article on General Miles.
by Major George W. Baird , formerlv
oJ Ms staff , will follow.
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