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j\rCOOK \ TRIBUNE.
. V. M. KIMMKLL , rubllshcr.
VcCOOK , - - NEBRASKA
The sheriff o Saundera county died !
last week. 1
An anti-saloon league lias been or
ganized at Curtis. -
A religious revival at Seward is.
Btirrring the entire city. ]
Republican City expects soon to
have telephone communication with ]
other towns and cities.
The new elevator for Douglas Is'
almost completed. It Is a large one ,
employing gasoline for the motive
Frank Gue , a brakeman on the St.
Joseph & Grand Island railway , slipped
and fell on the depot platform and1
broke his right leg.
Col. Henry C. Egbert , commander of
the Twenty-second regulars , who was
killed in the recent battle at Manila ,
was a cousin of Fred D. Cornell of Lin
The druggists of Kearney 'met ' and
made preliminary arrangements for
entertaining the Nebraska state phar
maceutical association , which holds
its annual convention there June 6 , 7
The citizens of Hastings arc now
considering a proposition for locating
at that point a Catholic orphanage and
infirmary , as submitted by Bishop
JJonacum to a committee who met him
Force had to be resorted to by Guard
John C. Kelly to keep Rev. Frederick
Sperlein from gaining possession of
the Catholic parsonage in Tecumseh as
a result of which the reverned pntie-
man has a very black eye.
Walter Nicholson , a Scotch farmer
who has been a resident of Nemaha
county since 1864 has suffered the amputation -
-putation of his leg below the knee.
The limb had feeen severely frostbitten
and the effects threatened his life.
Sufficient stock having been sub
scribed , those interested in the organ
ization of beet crowers formed an as
sociation at Schuyler , with John P. Mc-
Cullough , president ; John Novotny ,
vice president ; W. F. Nieman , secre
tary , and A. Rosenbery , treasurer.
Martin Kraxberger , while putting
down a well on the Rock Island table
about fifteen miles north of Gothen
burg , was struck on the head with
a piece of pipe , which fell from the
top of the derrick , striking him on the
head and fracturing his skull. Phy
sicians were summoned and removed
a piece of the fratured skull from off
the brain , but it is doubtful if he can
Reports on the condition of winter
wheat in the heart of the growing dis
trict in Nebraska go to show that it
has been damaged materially , but
probably not to such an extent as was
at first feared. Correspondents who
have interviewed farmers , find a wide
difference of opinion existing , some
placing the damage as high as 50 per
cent or greater , while others thinK the
plant is little injured. Warm , moist
weather may cause a transformation in
the fields. The acreage in a number
of counties has been increased.
A patent for land , issued to "Charles
Callahan , private in Captain Mead's
company of Louisiana volunteers , "
dated May 10 , 1864 , and signed "Abra
ham Lincoln , by W. D. Stoddard. sec
retary , " was filed for record with the
register of deeds in Lincoln. The land
is described as the north one-half of
the southeast quarter of section seven ,
and the northwest quarter of the
southwest quarter of section eight ,
township eight , range seven , "in the
district of land to be sold at Ne
braska City , " and containing 120
A Gordon dispatch says the greatest
loss reported after the recent storm ,
and that under most peculiar circum
stances , is the killing of twenty-seven
head of nice two-year-olds belonging
to Bennie Roberts. The cattle drifted
with the storm until the right of way
fence at the railroad was reachc-1.
Here the pressure was so great they
went through the fence and were
caught on the track by a snow plow.
Twenty-seven head were thrown from
the track and killed , but resonsibility
for the accident has not yet been
Charles W. McCune. well known in
this county , says a Brainard dispatch ,
and a resident of David City , has com
menced suit against the Union Paci
fic Railroad company for $10,000 dam
ages. It seems that McCune boarded
the train and a dispute arose between
him and the conductor as to his mile
age. The conductor informed him he
would have to pay his fare. McCune ,
without any controversy , arose from
his seat , pitched Ls satchel off the
train and then jumped off himself , in
juring his shoulder and otherwise
brusing him up.
Mrs. Johanna Zimmermann has sued
for a divorce in the district court of
Dodge county against her husband ,
Gustav Zimmerman. The plaintiff
jvas Mrs. Frederick before she met her
.present husband and was the owner In
clear title of an eighty acre farm and
good buildings. She is a German lady
and can neither read nor write Eng
lish. She alleges that her husband
asked her to deed over to him ena-
half of her farm and she consented.
Six years afterward she learned that
she had been imposed upon and that
she had signed the whole land over.
Upon learning this she demanded that
the land be deeded back , but her hus
band thought differen.-y and began
treating her in a cruel manner after
striking her. She now asks that a
divorce be eranted.
Clarence A. Fay , who was wounded
at Manila , is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
George A. Fay of 352 West Jackson
street , Fremont. He was very well
known in that place , having grown to
manhood around Fremont.
Ulem and Tom Wilson , the two law
yers who left Johnson some time ago
to locate at Geneva , and who were
arrested recently and brought to the
county seat , had their nrcliminary
examination before County Judge
Lambert and were bound over in the
sum of $700 each. They are charged
with embezzling $500 , the proceeds of
a mortgage given them for collection
by Mrs. HIckey.
1 The Week in s
The senate was in session all day on
Standing committees reported H. R.
390 to appropriate money belonging to
the State Normal School library fund
for the purchase of books for the li
brary , to pass , and 418 , appropriating
? 5,000 to build a standpipe for fire pro
tection ani lighting repairs , and to
furnish the chapel at the Sute Normal
school , to pass. H. R. 560 was indefi
Steele of Jefferson moved that all ap
propriation bills be made a snecial
order for Tuesday at 10 o'clock. His
Cauaday of Kearney moved to non
concur in the report of the railmnrt
committee on H. R. 560. The bill pro
vides that the secretaries of the hoard
of transportation may draw up their
own complaints against railroads and
try the charges made under them ,
while the present law only gives them
power to try complaints that third
parties file with them. The motion
S. F. 302 , fixing the salaries of the
deputy state officers beginning with
the governor's private secretary , was
under consideration when the com
mittee arose at noon. The bill fixes
the annual salaries of state officers'
deputies as follows :
Governor's private secretary , $2,000 ;
deputy secretary of state , $1,600 ; dep-
utj auditor , $1,600 ; deputy treasurer ,
$1,700 ; deputy attorney general , $1,800 ;
deputy and land commissioner. $1,600.
Fowler of Filmore offered an'amend
ment to cut down the governor's secre
tary to $1,600 per annum , the deputy
treasurer to $1,600 and the deputy at
torney general to $1,600.
The amendment reducing the secre
tary's salary was lost , Fowler and
Prout alone voting in favor of it. The
treasurer amendment was also lost.
The committee was discussing the
amendment to cut down the deputy at
torney general's salary when the com
mittee arose. Reynolds of Dawes of
fered an amendment making his salary
S. F. 238. J. Sterling Morton's for
estry bill ; S. F. 240 , relating to the
Institute for Feeble Minded at Beat
rice , and S. F. 330 , to refund precinct
bonds , were all recommended to pass.
The clerk of the house announced
the passage of S. F. 203 , 13G , 135 , 117 ,
96 , 119 , 124 , 143 , 18 , with amendments ,
113 and 298 ; H. R. 254 and 289.
Senator Talbot moved that the sen
ate concur in the house amendments
to S. F. 18. which carried.
In the senate on the 27th S. F. 249 ,
the Barry reorganization bill , was rem-
. ' .inmendnd to pass with amendments
conforming with the national reorgan
ization of the army.
S. F. 2GG. requiring railroad and tel
egraph companies to list their property
with the auditor for taxation , making
slight changes in the present law , was
retomniPiided to pass.
H. R. 362 , the bill to locate the state
fair permanently at Lincoln , was rec
ommended to pass with an amendment
making it obligatory upon Lincoln to
purchase the site.
H. R. 43 , a curative act affecting the
adultery law of the state , was i-pcam-
tuerded to pass.
H. R. 189 , relating to the annual levy
for school purposes , was recommended
The senate non-concurred in the re
port on S. F. 323 , and it was indefinite
The following bills were passed : H.
R. 390. H. R. 418 and S. F. 338.
H. R. 418 provides for the building
of a standpipe at the Peru Normal
school for lighting extensions and
furnishing the. new library , the bill to
erect which has net yet passed the sen
S. F. 338 is the Prout revenue com
mission bill , one member to be appoint
ed by the governor , one by the senate
and one by the house of representa
In the afternoon the senate reconsid
ered the passage of H. R. 418 , which had
been passed without consideration in
committee of the whole. It was re
turned to the general file.
The senate went into commitee of
the whole with Allen of Furnas in the
chair , to consider the special order , H.
R. 191 , the Weaver insurance bill.
The entire afternoon was spent in the
discussion of the bill and amendments.
At 5:30 : p. m. Prout of Gage moved
that when the committee arise it re
port progress and ask leave to sit
again. He thought the senate needed
more light on the bill. His motion did
Senator Crow offered the following
bill in compliance with the governor's
special message : S. F. 355 , to provide
for the settlement and compromise of
claims due the state of Nebraska from
persons heretofore holding offices of
state treasurer and auditor of public
accounts and sureties on their official
bonds and for moneys due from banks
designated as depositories of the cur
rent funds of the state and on bonds
given as security therefore and to pro
vide for the creation of a board to
make such settlements.
When the senate met on the 28th It
was decided to take up bills on third
reading and passage before the special
Prout of Gage offered the following
resolution , which was adopted under
suspension of the rules :
"Resolved , That the attorney general
be and is hereby requested to furnish
to this body a full report of the status
of all litigation now pending in the
courts to recover from the bondsmen of
defaulting state officers , together with
the names of such bondsmen and the
amounts of indebtedness ; also the
Rmounts due the state from insolvent
depository banks and the names of the
jureties on such depository bonds. "
The following bills were passed : S.
F. 214 , 212 , 211 , 281 , 238 , 287 , 266 , 240 ,
201 , 284 , 319 , 249. 172.
S. F. 211 , 212 and 214 are bills to pro
vide better roads and give public au
thorities power to purchase the neces
S. F. 281 provides for the purchase ot
1,016 medals to decorte the volunteers
of the three Nebraska regiments and
The clerk of the house announced
the passage of H. R. 610 , the bill to
purchase a residence for the governor
by that body. House rolls on first and
second reading were read.
H. R. 3G2 , to locate the state fair
permanently at Lincoln , passed by
vote of 27 to 0.
Other house rolls passed were : 68
189 , 43 , 192 and 271.
H. R. 68 relates to the employment
of child labor.
H. R. 189 relates to the annual levy
for school district purposes.
H. R. 43 is a curative act legalizing
that section of the criminal code re
lating to adultery by attaching a prop
er repealing clause.
H. R. 192 prohibits the employment
of any female longer than ten hours a
day in factories , hotels , etc.
H. R. 271 is the barber bill , provid
ing a barber's commission and requir
S. F. 231 , the charter bill , affecting
cities of the first class having less than
25,000 population , was passed. The
most important change is the addition
of a tax commissioner to the list ol
S. F. 176 was passed with the emerg
ency clause. It provides for insurance
brokers to write policies in companies
not authorized to do business in this
S. F. 330 , to refund precinct bonds ,
S. F. 302 , fixing the salaries of all de
puty state officers , was likewise ap
The committee on constitutional
amendments reported S. F. 354 , the
Schaal concurrent resolution providing
for the submission of an amendment to
the voters again to amend the consti
tution by increasing the number of su
preme court judges , for general file
without recommendation. Canaday of
Kearney moved that the rule be sus
pended and the bill ordered engrossed
for a third reading. His motion did
not prevail , eleven voting in favor and
The morning session of the senate on
the 29th was a busy one.
The investigation resolution of Sen
ator Giffert was the first order of busi
ness. His motion provided for the ap
pointment of Prout of Gage , Van Dusen
of Douglas and Rocke of Lancaster
county as a committee to investigate
the state officers , including the judges
of the supreme court and the secretary
The clerk of the house reported the
.passage of the following bills by that
body : S. F. 127 , 151 , 93 , 97 , 144 , 145 ,
150 ; H. R. 385 , 392 , 292 , 466 and 159.
The committee on revenue recom
mended S. F. 350 , to be engrossed for
a third reading. It is Senator Currie's
bill relating to the disposal of property
upon which taxes are delinquent. The
At this juncture Spahn of Nuckolls
moved that the sifting committee be
requested to advance H. R. 331 , the
McCarthy anti-trust bill , aiming espe
cially at the live stock exchange of
South Omaha , to the head of the gen
eral file. His motion prevailed by a
vote of 18 to 10.
Noyes of Douglas moved that H. R.
363. the Myers bill providing for com
pulsory education , be advanced to
third reading. His motion prevailed
and the bill was passed.
Schaal of Sarpy moved that II. R.
517 be advanced to third reading. He
said the members from Douglas and
himself had agreed upon this , as the
bill related to Icating the boundary
line between Douglas and Sarpy coun
ties. His motion carried and the bill
was passed by a vote of 20 to 0.
The senate then went into commit
tee of the whole to consider the appro
H. R. 264 , to appropriate $35,000 to
build a library at Perue , was recom
mended to pass.
H. R. 191 , the Weaver insurance
bill , was placed upon its third read
ing and passage. It passed by a vote
of 29 to 1 , Prout of Gage alone voting
"no , " explaining h's vote as due -o
his belief that the bill was entirely
The clerk of the house reported the
passage of the following bills by the
house : S. F. 125 , 126 , 129 , 153 , 155 , 151 ,
156 , 58 , 80 , 79 , and H. R. 603 , 600 and
H. R. 297. to appropriate $2,500 for
the Horticultural society , was passed
by a vote of 27 to 2.
S. F. 350 , to provide for the fore
closure of tax liens , was passed by a
vote of 26 to 1.
The senate went into committee of
the whole on H. R. 444 , the salary ap
The salary of the stenographer of the
governor was raised from $1,000 to
$1,200 per annum.
The salary of the adjutant general
was raised from $1,200 to 1,500.
That part providing for a chief clerk
in the adjutant's office with a salary of
$1,000 per year , was stricken out.
Under commissioner of labor the
stenographer was cut out , srlary $500
An amendment to raise the salary of
the bookkeeper of the secretary of
state to $1,300 was defeated.
The salary of the deputy secretary of
state was raised from $1,500 to $1,600.
In the auditor's office the office of
bond clerk at $1,000 per year was
stricken out , also the office of insurance
commissioner and insurance clerk were
stricken out , to be placed some other
place , owing to the passage of the
The salary of the deputy auditor was
raised from $1,500 to $1,600 per year.
The salary of the deputy superin
tendent of instruction was raised from
$1,500 to $1,600 per year.
The committee on public lands and
buildings reported H. R. 8 , appropriat
ing $30,000 to build a new wing at the
Hastings asylum , for indefinite post
ponement. The same was non-con
curred in and the bill was placed on
The senate had an evening session.
In the Senate on the 30th H. R. 418 , 1
to appropriate $5,000 to build a standpipe -
pipe and repair the heating and light
ing apparatus at the Peru Normal , was
passed by a vote of 26 to 2.
H. R. 2G4 , appropriating $35,000 to
build 'a library building at the Peru
Normal , was defeated.
In making up the minutes the secre
tary of the senate discovered that H
R. 363 and 517 , which were passed yes
terday , had not been read on three diff
erent days , required by the constitu
tion. They were put on their passagi
again and passed.
The senate went into committee o
the whole to consider H. R. 444 , witl
Owens of Dawson in the chair. The
following amendments prevailed :
Girls' Industrial school at Geneva
matron's salary raised from $600 to
Milford Industrial Home , sewing
teacher at $240 per annum added.
Motion by Talbot of Lancaster ra
the salaries of the superintendent
? 800 to $1,000 carried. His attention
was called to the law definitely fixing
the salary at $800 , and he was com
pelled to move a reconsideration. The
New insurance department , deputy
commissioner of insurance , $1,600 pei
annum ; clerk , $1,200. When this de
partment was under the auditor the
insurance deputy got $1,200 and clerl
$1,000. The motion tojidd a stenograph
er at $800 failed , the senate believing
the clerl : at $1,200 could also be a ste
nographer. It was provided that $350
be appropriated to pay the insurance
deputy in the auditor's office during
the three months before the Weaver
bill goes into effect , and also $250 for
Milford Soldiers' Home , surgeon's
salary raised to $480 per annum , instead
of $100. Steward and nurse added. $240.
Beatrice Institute for the Feeble
Minded , superintendent's salary raised
from $1,800 to $2,000 ; salary of five
teachers reduced from $600 to $560 each.
The following appropriation bills
were recommended for passage :
H. R. 296 , Lincoln Asylum addition ,
$40,000 ; H. R. 8 , Hastings Asylum ad
dition , $30,000 ; H. R. 336 , Beatrice In
stitute , $48,000 ; H. R. 538 , Institute for
Blind , Nebraska City , $6,000 ; H. R. 280 ,
Deaf and Dumb Institute , Omaha , $25-
000 ; H. R. 275 , Deaf and Dumb Insti
tute , Omaha , $7,700 ; H. R. 421 , Jansen
pure food bill , $5,000 ; H. R. 9 , Hastings
Asylum , sundry improvements , $15,000 ;
total , $176,700.
The closing day's session of the sen
ate on the 31st was called to order at
9:15 : by Lieutenant Governor Gilbert.
Prayer by the chaplain was preceded
by the senate singing a verse of
The consideration of house bill No.
501 , the general appropriation bill , was
resumed. Appropriation items for the
state institutions , as they passed the
house , were reduced in the sums nam
Hospital for insane at Norfolk : Fuel
and lights , $14,000 to § 12,000 ; flues in
three boilers , $1,500 to $1,000 ; board
and clothing , $42,500 to $35,00j. Total
reduction , $10,000.
Hospital for the insane at Lincoln :
Electric light and dynamo wiring , in
creased from $100 to $300. Total in
crease , $300.
Asylum for chronic insane at Hast
ings : New boilers , $3,000 , and reset
ting the same $1,000 , stricken out. To
tal reduction , $4,000.
The committee was , as Senator Van
Dusen said , "slashing in the dark , "
in making these various reduction * ,
having no committee report or information
mation on which to base their action.
There was consequently much calling
for "information , " and much unsatis
fying disputation as to the several
Senator Prout moved to reconsider
the vote cutting out the items of $3,000
for boilers and $1,000 for resetting of
same at Hastings. The motion pre
vailed and the items were restored , as
adopted by the house.
House roll No. 421 , the Jansen "pure
food" bill , establishing a food com
mission , was passed.
House roll No. 8 , appropriating $30-
000 for a new building at the asvlum
for the chronic insane at Hastings , enroll
roll call received 17 yeas and 9 n.ys.
and so failed of passage with the emer
gency clause. The emergency clause
being stricken out , the bill was passed.
House roll No. 296 , appropriating
$10,000 for the erection of a fire-arocf
wing to the hospital for the insane at
Lincoln , was passed.
House roll No. 61 , appropriating
$25,000 to provide for an executive
mansion and furnish the same , was
House roll No. 285 , to authorize mu
tual hog insurance companies , was
passed with the emergency clause.
House roll No. 621 , relating to road
taxes , was passed with the emergency
House roll No. 585 , authorizing the
governor to appoint the surierintpnd-
ent of the boys' reform school at Kear
ney , was passed with the emergency
House roll No. 385. the Detweiler bill fl
amendatory to the Omaha charter , was
passed by a vote of 20 yeas to 5 nays.
At 11:45 p. m. the senate , by unani
mous consent , decided to be "at ease"
until 9 o'clock tomorrow morninsr.
In the house on tlie 23th the follow-
ng bills were taken up under the order ;
of bills on third reading : a
S. F. 203 , making the offices of city
marshal and city attorney elective ia
cities of over 5,000 inhabitants ; passed
by a vote of 71 to 6. s
S. F. 136 , making dogs personal
property ; passed , 65 to 7.
S. F. 135 , an amendment to the mu
tual fire insurance law ; passed , 59 to
H. R. 254 , amending section 6 , titls
2 , civil code , and providing that there
shall be no limitation to the time :
within which counties or municipal
corporations may begin an action
for the recovery of the title of pos
session of roads or streets ; passed , 61
H. R. 502 , appropriating $5,000 for
the relief of Nebraska City ; failed fo :
pass , 42 to 3G. !
H. R. 289 , requiring saloon keepers
to furnish surety company bout' : ; ;
passed , 52 to 28. >
S. F. 298 , the resolution of thanks
to the Frst regiment at Manila ; passed
29 to 0.
S. F. 18 , authorizing the organiza
tion of mutual surety bond compan
ies ; passed 68 to 12. >
S. F. 113. permitting imprisonment
at hard labor for fines and costs ;
S. F. 119. relating to action against
joint tenants ; passed.
S. F. 124 , to prevent the careless set
ting out of fires ; passed.
H. R. 363 , the Myers compulsory (
gjgiy fjatefEuEiBirSi *
education bill , was advanced to a
The house adjourned to 2 o'clock
H. R. 318 , by Fiynn , an act requiring
all buildings four stories or over , ex
cept those used as private residences ,
to be provided with one or more metal
lic or stair fire escapes , ladders or
stairs from each story , was passed by a
vote of 74 to 2.
H. R. 621 , by Detweiler , an act
amending the tax law and putting one-
half cf the road funds in cities of the
metropolitan and first-class in the
hands of the city council to be used un
der the direction and control of the
board of park commissioners In the
improvement of the park roads and
boulevards , was passed by a vote of 69
II. R. 191 , by Tanner , a bill appropri
ating $500 for the relief of Cyrus Baker
of Nance county , who was injured in the
discharge of his duties as sheriff , was
passed by a vote of 64 to 9.
H. R. 363 , by Myers , an act to require
all persons between the ages of 8 and
14 and all persons over the age of 14
and under 16 who cannot read the Eng
lish language to attend some public or
private school or schools in the state ,
and to provide penalties for the viola-
lion , was passed by a vote of GT to 3.
H. R. 457 , by Murray , an act appro
priating $3,214.86 for the relief of
Thurston county and further appro
priating $2,584.28 for the relief of Dixon -
on and Cuming counties , was passed by
a vote of 58 to 11.
II. R. 517 , by Myers , fixing the bound
aries of Sarpy county , was passed by a
vote of 67 to 3.
H. R. 317 , by Fisher , an act creating
a state registry of brands and marks , a
state brand and marks upon live stock ,
was passed by a vote of 63 to 9.
A motion to go into the committee
of the whole demanded a roll call and
was carried by a vote of 57 to 15.
II. R. 303 , by Israel of Dundy , an act
to provide for the establishment and
maintenance of the experimental sta
tions located by act of the legislature
of 1891 at Culbertson , Gordon and Ogal-
alla , and appropriating the sum of $30-
000 for the same , the money to be ex
pended under the direction cf the state
board of agriculture , was recommend
ed for indefinite postponment , with
hardly a dissenting vote.
H. R. 421 , by Jansen , an act creating
a food commission , defining its powers
and duties and of the officers and agents
thereof ; regulating the manufacture
and sale of foods , including "imitation
butter" and "imitation cheese" and
dairy products ; providing for a system
of reports , inspection and permits , and
fixing fees for the same ; providing pen
alties for violations , and making an
annual appropriation of § 5,000 for car
rying the act into eirect , was recom
mended for passage , sections 5 and 11
being striken out and many other min
or amendments being made.
In the house on the 28th H. R. 3G6
the Wilcox bill to redistrict the state ,
was read and the roll was called on
the passage of the bill , when the vote
was counted it stood 31 for and 64
Bills on third reading were taken up
H. R. 421 , by Jansen , the food commis
sion bill , a bill creating a food commis
sion , defining its duties and powers and
of the officers and agents thereof ; regu-
ating the manufacture and sale of
: oed , including "imitation butter" and
'imitation cheese" and daily products ;
providing for a system of reports , in
spection and permits , and fixing fees for
he same ; providing penalties for vio-
ations and making an annual appre
ciation of $5,000 for carrying the act
nto effect , was passed by a vote of 87
H. R. 466 , by Weaver , an act pro
viding for the repairing of temporary
ilank and board sidewalks in cities of
he second class , was passed by a vote
of 71 to 2.
H. R. 159 , by Armstrong , an act ap
propriating $491.90 for the relief of
osephus W. Bush , was passed by a
ote of 66 to 11.
H. R. 600 , by the committee on defi
ciencies , an act making an appropria-
: ion for the payment "of miscellaneous
terns of indebtedness owing by the
tate , came up. Committee amend
ments allowed the Milford Soldiers'
lome $1,724.31 for deficiencies to April \
, and $531.36 "estimated deficiencies" i
or visiting and examining board. An j
amendment by Clark of Lancaster '
truck out the latter item and the other
A number of small items of deficien-
ies for the auditor's office were
An amendment to the printed bill
vas presented allowing Mrs. Hoxie $600
s matron of the Kearney institution ,
466.10 for fuel and $321.61 for other
: ems. A discussion on this amend
ment developed the fact that a matron
for the institution never was provided
for and the item of $600 was unauthor
ized. It was striken out and the other l
items were allowed. s
The committee amendment allowing
the secretary of the irrigation board
1,445.75 was cut to $500.
The deficiency claims for printing
various state reports amounting to
5,800 were allowed.
A claim for $2,558.60 for salary of
rain inspector was presented as an
imendment but was voted down.
Amendments to the printed bill al
lowing the following amounts were
idopted : Omaha Deaf and Dumb In
stitute , $1,371.95 ; Lincoln Hospital for
he Insane , $2,106 ; Institute for the
31ind , $1,838.39.
Another claim of salary for a grain
nspector amounting to $5,640 was de- .
The first thing on the 29th the house
ook up bills on third reading and H.
H. 292 , by Lane of Lancaster , amend-
ng the law regarding the grading of
streets , repairs of viaducts and regu-
ation of railway crossings in cities , m
vas passed. C : (
S. F. 127 , the amendment to the Lin- tlt
oln charter , was passed by a vote of tai
9 to 13. H. R. 392 , by Detwpiler , pro- aia
riding for the election of police judge a <
n the city of Omaha , passed by a vote tea
f 69 to 6. a ;
S. F. 144 , by Prout , to prevent the
lamaging or cutting down of shade S
rees , was passed.
S. F. 145 , a curative bill relating to
eceivers of stolen property , was passed
y a vote of 71 to 3. Si
S. F. 93 , a curative bill , relating to scei
he amendment of pleadings , was ei
S. F. 97. 551. 153 , 153 , 15G..157 , 129 , w
26 , 125 , 58 and SO , all curative bills ,
vere passed. si
H. R. 603 , the miscellaneous claims siof
ill , which carries an appropriation of at
about § 45,000 , came up on
ing and pas passed with the emergency
stricl-en out by a vote of o4 to 30. Sev
eral members recorded themselves
against the bill because of the mixture
of meritorious claims with what they
termed a "plain steal. "
II. R. 599 , appropriating the sum or
$914.77 to pay for books and supplies
for the state library , was passed witn
only ten votes against it. .
H. R. 600 , the deficiency appropriation
bill , was passed. The claims provided , > f
for amount to $30,669.41.
A large number of senate bills were
read the second time and referred 'to
H. R. 210 , by Burman , providing-for
the government , regulation , examina
tion , reporting and reorganizing the
business of building and loan associa
tions , was passed.
In the house on tue. 30th standing
committees reported to the general file
S. F. 249 , 201 , 213 , 216 , 284 , 287 , 330 , 275 ,
277 , 257 , 187 , 199 , 137 , 170 and 303.
In committee of the whole S. F. 160 ,
Front's bill to appoint a commission to
codify the statutes , was indefinitely
postponed without debate , by a vote of
52 to 29.
S. F. 202 , requiring county treasurers
to deposit funds in the banks of the
county on an interest rate agreed upon
between the treasurer and the banks ,
said funds to lie subject to check , was
S. F. , by Senator Reynolds of Dawes.
an act to provide for the registration ,
leasing , selling and general manage
ment of the educational land of the
state ; to provide for collection of rent
al , interest an principal payments
thereon and for the distribution of
funds arising therefrom , was recom : i
mended for passage.
S. F. 22 , by Senator Noyes of Douglas ,
to change the districts according to the
number of population , was recommend
ed for passage.
S. F. 41 , by Senator Currie of Custer ,
an act to provide free attendance at
public high schools of nonresidents , and
to provide for expense thereof , was
recommended to pass.
S. F. 137 , by Senator McCargar , to
provide for a lien for accounts due for
threshing grain , or shelling corn , and
to provide for the recording and fore
closure of tiie same , was recommended
S. F. 133 , by Senator Arends , chang
ing the time of election of village trus
tees , was recommended for passage.
S. F. 6. , , by Senator Fowler of Fil-
rnore , amending section 1036 , Code of
Cival Procedure , relating to appraising :
the value of property not to exceed
$200 , was recommended for passage.
S. F. 12 , by Senator Miller , to pro
hibit the platting of encumbered land
into city , town or village lots , was rec
ommended to pass.
Olmsted's motion that the action of
the committee on S. F. 41 be not con
curred in was carried and the bill was
engrossed for third reading.
Mr. Fisher moved that the commit
tee's report on S. F. 287 be not con
curred in and that the bill be engrossed
for third reading. The motion was car
ried by a vote of 41 to 37.
Standing committees reported S. F.
302 , 231 and 338 tothe general file and
indefinitely postponed S. F. 91 , 319 ,
172 , 279 and 2G6.
The sifting committee reported that
the following bills be advanced to third
reading : S. F. 41 , 302,176,131 , 231 , 211 ,
212 , 214 , 61 , 35 , 277 and S3S.
The house on the 31st was called to-
order by Speaker Clark at 9 a. m.
for the last day's session.
Pollard's motion to have sent to
Colonel Stotsenberg a record of the
action in expunging its previous cen
sure was adopted.
The clock was turned back at 11:40
until the hands of the clock indicated
The members of the house left the
hall for luncheon without a formal
recess being taken.
The house was called to order at
2 p. m. by the speaker.
Burns of Lancaster made a motioa
to advance to third reading senate file
No. 275 , amending the anti-free street
car pass law by exempting firemen
and policemen from its provisions.
The motion was agreed to.
Bills on third reading were taken
up. Senate file No. 44. by Miller , a
bill to make cattle stealing punishable ?
in the same manner that horse steal-
'far row is , was passed by a vote of
79 to 0.
Senate file No. 15. the Van Dusen
primary election bill , was passed.
Senate file No. 281. providing for
presentation of medals to each officer
and man in the First , Second and
Third Nebraska regiments , and in.
Troop K , was passed.
Senate file No. 275 was read the
third time and passed.
Senate file No. 161. providing that
certain funds be transferred by county
board to the free high school fund of
such county , was passed by a vote of
GG to 4.
A vote of thanks to Speaker Clark
was given. The members "drifted
out" for supper.
The report of the committee tnat
investigated the auditor's office was
submitted. Among other things the
report states that under the law as
enunciated by a majority of the court.
Cornell would not be convicted if im
peached by the legislature. The com
mittee , therefore , reports the facts
The report , which covered twenty-
four typewritten pages , was signed by
ill members of the committee and was
.idopted without a dissenting vote.
At fifteen minutes after midnight
the house took a recess until 9 o'clock
CompulKory Kducation mil I'assei.
H. R. 363 , which passed the house ai
riest unanimously on the 27th , was the
ompulsory education bill over which
here has been some contention be-
ween the Catholics and the Luther-
ins. The substitute that was finally
.dopted was drawn by State Superin-
endent Jackson and was entirely
greed upon by the Catholics and the
jiitherans , being satisfactory to bott
The Japanese cruiser Chitose , the
tamliwork of the Union Iron Works of
jan Francisco , and the first war ves-
el built in this port for a foreign pow-
r , sailed for the Orient last week. As
he big vessel passed down the bay to-
rard the ocean the vessels in the "ha r-
tor saluted her. The battleship Iowa
aluted with her colors , and hundreds
people along the water front bade
dieu to the battleship.
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