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VOLUME XIV. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , MARCH 2B , 1899. NUMBER 9 ,
SUMMARY OF LATE NEWS
WIND CAUSES HAYOC
| ' -SOUTHERN STATES IN PATH OF
fevered Portions of Alabama , Mis
sissippi and Arkansas Near Ed-
ivardsville , Ala. , Ten Persons
Killed Out of a Family of Eleven.
Cyclone in the South.
A cyclone passed through the country
near Birmingham , Ala. , March 18 , creating
great havoc in the locality between Ileflin
and Edwardsville. The house of Mr. Cof
fee , a farmer , containing eleven people ,
was struck by the storm. The building
was entirely demolished and ten inmates
were killed outright. An unknown man
was also killed. Thelegraph wires and
poles are down in every direction ; trains
are 'delayed greatly on account of debris
piled on the tracks. It is thought that
great damage has been done in the farm
ing district , but it is not believed that the
cyclone struck any town. Many injured
A series of terrific windstorms also swept
through portions of Alabama , Mississippi
and Arkansas , covering a radius of several
hundred miles , destroying telegraph wires
and cutting off communication with a large
part of the affected country. Clebourne
County , Ala. , seems to have suffered
the most severely , the stoim there assum
ing the proportions of a tornado. The re
ports of fatalities in the county are not
known. At Sellers and Luverne ,
Ala. , much damage is reported , and
at Rob Roy , Ark. , one man was killed
and several badly injured. Dumas , Ark. ,
was practically wiped out of existence , and
seyeral other towns in the vicinity suffered
st-verely. On person is reported killed at
Hickory Flat , Miss. , and as the farm houses
in the vicinity suffered heavily it is not un
likely that many fatalities occurred which
CLASH WITH THE POLICE.
Serious Conflict in the City of Ha-
rana Results in Many Wounded.
A .serious conflict between the police and
people of Havana Saturday night resulted
in much shooting and clubbing. From
thirty to fifty persons were wounded , some
seriously. The trouble occurred at a pub
lic mulatto ball. Many Cuban officers ,
colonels and captains among them , at
tended the affair. A policeman on duly in
tha * street , following orders to prevent a
crowd collecting in front of the building
where the ball was in progress , asked a
group of men to go in or disperse. His re
quest was unheeded and after repeating it
\\asattacked by the group , whereupon
many men issued from the building , set
upoii him , took away his club and revolver
and handled him roughly. The policeman
immediately notified headquarters , who or
dered twenty reserves to the scene of trou
ble. The crowd opened with a revolver
fire upon the police , which the latter re
turned , the shooting being kept up until
the ammunition was exhausted. Many
women were wounded. American troops
w ere called to the scene when the trouble
was over and numerous arrests followed.
Police Captain Estampes is so badly injured
that fears are entertained that he will not
BEATEN TO DEATH.
Brutal 3Itirder of an A ed Woman
by a Negro Boy.
Mary A. Clarke , aged 52 years , was
beaten to death and her sister , Annie
Clarke , aged 43 years , was fatally hurt
Sunday night at Bowie , Md. , by John
Uerrya 15-year-old negro boy , who is in
jail for the crime. The deed was a fero-
cioti * one. The aged and defenseless
women were surprised by the boy and lit
erally boated to jelly with a club. Miss
Annie Clarke saved herself from instant
death by promising to give [ the boy $100
and pledging herself not to betray him if 1
he spared her life. Intense indignation
prevails and a lynching is not improbable.
berry was arrested and confessed his
guilt. He was lodged in the Marlboro jail 1 ,
but later , for fear that he would be >
lynched , was taken to Baltimore for safe
NOT JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE
Sheriff Williams and Deputies Held
to the Grand Jury.
The coroner's jury at Hot Springs , Ark. ,
in the killing of Thomas Toler , chief of
police : Thomas Goslee , police sergeant t ;
.1. K. Hart , city detective , and Louis
Hinkle , rendered a verdict against Sheriff
Robert Williams and Deputy Sheriffs
Coffey William and Ed Specrs and Will
Watt , embracing the following proposi i-
tions : "It was not justifiable homicide or
manslaughter , but all should be committed
to jail without bail to await the action of
the grand jury , which meets in about ten
days. " ' _
Alaskan Fight Story Doubted.
The fullest inquiry regarding the re
ported battle between American and Canadian -
dian miners in Alaska indicates that the
story is a hoax.
Will Accept the Place.
Herbert Putnam , librarian of the Boston
public library , will accept the appointment
to the librarianship of the library of Con- °
EQUAL TAXATION BILL.
Gov. Pingrce's Pet 3Icasure Be
comes a I./a\v.
Gov. Pingrcc of Michigan has signed the
Atkinson equal taxation bill. The act be
comes operative immediately. The object
of the bill is the taxation of railroad , ex
press , telegraph and telephone companies
in the State upon the same basis as othei
property , the rate of taxation to be fixed by
a state board of assessors appointed by the
Go , with the consent of the Senate
Th bill is in essential particulars the same
as when drafted , the only important
amendments being one requiring the Sen
ate's confirmation of the Governor's ap
pointees and one substituting a fine pro
vision for the forfeiture of franchise clause
for non-payment of taxes. The act repeals
tin action of the law under which railroad : ;
have heretofore been taxed specifically
upon their earnings.
Cuban Assembly Will Be Dispersed
If It Causes Disturbances.
As the result of the recent events in Cuba.
Gen. Brooke will hereafter , under orders
from Washington , confine himself wholly
within the terms of the resolution adopted
by Congress before the war. No govern
ment , organization or set of men will be
recognized. The United States will deal
directly with the people of Cuba. Thf
Cuban military assembly will be deal !
with as any other organization. Il
its sessions provoke disturbances it will be
dispersed like any other disorderly body
If its meetings are harmless and amount tc
nothing more than vociferation , no atten
tion will be paid to it.
SHERMAN VERY FEEBLE.
Government Orders a Ship to Ja
maica to Bring Him Koine.
A telegram has been received in Wash
ington from Col. Gate Jloyt , traveling com
panion of ex-Secretary John Sherman ,
dated Port de France , tartinique , saying
Sherman was suirerin Tgn pneumonia ,
and asking that he be brought home on a
government vessel. Secretary Long tele
graphed to Havana that when the Chicago
arrived there she proceed to Kingston ,
Jamaica , to meet the excursion steamer
Paris and take Sherman off. The condi
tion of Mr. Sherman is no belter. He is
\ cry feeble.
Die ol' Scurvy in Alaska.
Passengers who have arm ed at Seattle
from Copper River , Alaska , on the steamer
Excelsior , say that scurvy is reported to be
present in all the camps in the interior and
many miners are coming to the coast
either to escape or recover from it. Six
deaths have occurred during the winter in
the Copper River district. At Copper
Center there are twenty scurvy patiente in
the hospital. The last report was to the
effect that they were all improving and
! io further fatalties were expected.
Among those who are sick with scurvy ape
the following : Samuel Brady and George
Lowe , both of Elliott , Iowa.
' Result of Chicago Primaries.
The result of the Democratic primaries
in Chicago insured the renomination of
Carter II. Harrison for mayor. No oppo
sition to the Harrison ticket was made at
the polls by the adherents of ex-Gov. Alt-
geld , who will run as an independent can
didate , and in consequence a light vote waa
polled. No trouble was reported except in
the stock yards district.
Rains Save California Crops.
There is hardly a section of California
that has not been visited by rain. This
rainfall will prove the savior of the State
this year , as , had it not fallen at this most ;
opportune time this would have been the
second dry season , but now the crops are
saved , the rivers will furnish plenty of
water for the miners , and business gen
erally will be good.
Smallpox in Arkansas House.
A special from Little Rock , Ark. , says :
Members of the Legislature were panic
stricken one day last week when it was an
nounced that physicians had diagnosed the
illness of Representative Lankford as
smallpox. After a half hour's debate the ;
House votedto vaccinate all its members.
Knockout by Maher.
Peter Maher knocked out Charles Steven
son in Philadelphia in the second round lt. t
what was to have been a six-round bout.
Stevenson was kocked down twice in the
first round and after being knocked down
twice in the second , the referee stopped the
fight. Stevenson is a local man.
Meet the Cut in Kates.
The Lake Shore and Nickel Plate Railways
ways have decided to follow the heavy cut
in the Northwest on second-class tourists'
rates and make them a base for their own
rates into that territory. It is believed that
all the lines in the Central Passenger As-
sociation will do the same.
A steamer from Honolulu brings news
of the death of Princess Kaiulani , on the
morning of the 6th , of inflammatory rheu
matism. She was born October 16,1875.
Estate of Charles Wright.
An inventory of the personal estate of
Charles B. Wright , late president of the
Northern Pacific Railroad filed in Phila
delphia , places its value at $3,050,921.56.
Wreck Caused by a Landslide.
In a wreck on the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad near Wheeler , Ky. , caused
by a landslide , Charles Painter , a fireman ,
was killed and the engineer injured.
New York Herald Sued for Ijibel
James Gorden Bennett of the New York
Herald , has been sued for libel in the sum
of $100,000 by the owner of the yacht Via-
SIGNS THE PEACE TREATY.
Queen Regent of Spain Affixes Hei-
Signature to the Compact.
A Madrid dispatch on March 17 stated
that the Queen Regent had signed the
treaty of peace between Spain and the
United States. The signed treaty will bo
sent to the French Ambassador at Wash
ington for exchange with the one signed
by the President.
In the absence of any direct diplomatic
communication between the United States
and Spain Secretary Hay expects to receive
his first formal notice of the ratification of
the peace treaty by the Queen Regent
through the medium ol the French em
bassy in Washington.
The next step must be taken by Spain ;
that is , she must name her special envoy
and notify the United States Government
of the probable date upon which he will
present himself in Washington with the
exchange copy of the treaty of peace.
HELD UP BY MEXICAN BANDITS
Two Americans llesist Attack and
One Is Killed.
The State Department has received the
following report , dated Ciudad Juarez ,
Mexico. , from Consul Kendrick of that
place : "George Wilson and Forest Smith ,
two American citizens employed at the San
Pedro mining camp , were held up and
robbed by three Mexicans. Wilson was
shot and instantly killed for resisting the
bandits. They escaped back to the camp.
The robbers secured about $800. The mur
derers have all been captured and will be
mnTished according to lav , ' . "
. R. TO MEET IM CANADA
Encampment of Vermont Veterans
to Be Held in Montreal.
The decision of Department Commander
Harris of Vermont to hold the next state
encampment of the G. A. Pi. in Montreal in
June will mark an epoch in the history of
the order. The objects are twofold first ,
to benefit and to encourage the G. A. R.
posts which this department has estab
lished in Quebec and Montreal , and , sec
ondly , to show in a methodical way ttie
cordiality existing between the United
States and neighbors across the border.
TO OPEN THE CREEK NATION
Officials Decide to Permit Stockmen
to Graze Cattle.
The department at Washington has de
cided the Creek Xation open for stockmen
to graze cattle. Xews received from the
attorney general refuses to approve the
lease contracts of parties not in possession
until selections are recorded before the
Dawes Commission , but permits citizens in
possession of approximate shares of land
themselves and minor children to lease the
same for cattle grazing. The attorney gen
eral thinks it safe to introduce cattle into
the Creek Xation.
BAD KANSAS WRECK.
Rock Island Passenger Jumps the
Track Near Voland.
An east bound passenger train on the
Rock Island road jumped the track near
Voland , Kan. The baggage car and the
smoker tippel over. The combination
baggage and mail car , two coaches and a
chair car were burned. Wm. Freeman ,
baggageman , was killed , and twenty-six
passengers were injured , two seriously. A
relief train with doctors was sent there and
the wounded cared for.
Obliging Texan and His Gun.
A deputy sheriff was engaged in an alter
cation with a man named Scott at Colum
bus , Texas , when Scott remarked that if
he had a gun he would fight. Ex-Sheriff
Reese offered him a revolver and the shoot
ing began. Reese was killed at the first
fire. Charles Boeme , a by-stander , was
also killed and a small boy , named Will
iams , is badly injured. The trouble had
been anticipated for some time.
Gen. Merritt for Grand Marshal
Gen. Wesley Merritt has accepted the in
vitation to act as grand marshal of the
parade in Chicago on Oct. 9 , Chicago day
the occasion being the laying of the corner
stone of the new federal building by Pres
ident McKinley. Gen. Joe Wheeler and
other notables will be invited to act as di l"
vision commanders of the parade.
Cattlemen Will Fight It. "
The Texas Cattle Raisers' Association
in session at Fort Worth , passed an impor
tant : resolution protesting against the rail l-
roads < abolishing feed-in-transit privilege'
which go into effect April 1. Counsel will
be employed to take action looking to the
relief of cattlemen. The next association >
meeting will occur in Fort Worth in 1900.
Age Limit of Enlistment Extended
An order has been issued by the War
Department increasing the age limit of en
listment from 30 to 85. The youngest age
at which a man can be enlisted is 18 years ;
The results so far of the enlistment of I
troops are very encouraging.
Kansas Town is Damaged.
Fire which broke out in the steam laundry
dry at Washington , Kan. , burned six
business blocks before it could be stopped.
The fire was caused by the explosion of a
gas stove. The loss amounts to $20,000.
Yacht Norna Not Wrecked.
The American schooner yacht Norn : . ,
belonging to N. J. Weaver of New York ,
reported to be in distress in the Red Sea : ,
has arrived at Colombo , Ceylon , Tuesday.
All were well.
Canadian Murderer Hanged.
Oliver Provost was hanged at Port
Arthur , Out , March 17 , for the murder of
two French swine herders nameel Carrie
and Delvin. The object was robbery.
STATE [ OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
Clippings .from Papers Received
from Manila Contain Many Com
plimentary Words for the First
Nebraska Regiment Other Items.
First Nebraska Men.
Adjt. Gen. Barry has received the fol-
Manila relating to the Nebraska Regiment.
One of the papers says :
The First Nebraska United States Vol-
unteer Infantry Regiment is camped near
Santa Mesa , on "M" ( Loed's hill ) , about
two and a half miles from the city. A vis
itor to the camp a few days ago was pleas
antly surprised at the neatness , cleanliness
and perfect order that exist. The regiment
is commanded by a thorough , painstaking ,
regular army officer , than whom a better
disciplinarian can hardly be found. He
has a corps of officers assisting him of
which he may well be proud. The person
nel of the rank and file must be very select.
The Nebraska boys are all soldiers , a fine
appearing well drilled body. They are on
an average 5 feet 9 inches high , healthy ,
good looking , well fed an "uniformed" in
the full sense of the word.
The painstaking , active , endless woik of
the commanding officer permeates and an
imates the whole. The boys live in clean ,
bamboo floored tents , minutely and per
fectly aligned. The kitchens are as clean
as "mother's at home. " and the way the
boys eat shows that the cooking must be
good. Regimental drill or parade is held
every evening at 5 o'clock.
COLE JURY CANNOT AGREE.
Alleged Murderer of Kreichbiium
Must Undergo Another Trial.
The jury in the W. S. Cole case at Bloomington -
ington , who is charged with the killing of
J. II. Kreichbaum on Dec. 2 , could not
agree on a verdict and was discharged by
Judge Real. The first vote was six to six
and the last was seven for acquittal and
five for conviction. Cole's attorneys will
ask for a new trial as boon as Tooman's
case is disposed of.
From Poyiiter to Haywartl.
Senator-elect Haywanl called on Gov.
Poynter and received his formal certificate
of election and also the handsome en
grossed copy prepared by Chief Clerk
"I am glad to get this,5' said Judge Hayward -
ward , as he received the copy , l-and espe
cially g d to have it handed to me by the
man who whipped me in last fall's cam
paign. 1 will take mighty good care of it ,
for it has been lots of trouble for me to get
The Governor and the new Senator
chatted pleasantly for a few moments and
separated after a further exchange of con-
Decides to Stay in Manila.
John Tafl'e of North Platte recently re
ceived a letter from his brother Ed , who is
with the volunteers in Manila , in which
IKw said that when his regiment received :
word that they were to be sent home to be
mustered out he would ask to be mustered
out . in Manila , as he intended to stay there.
Ed is of the opinion that Luzon has a large
amount ] of undeveloped resources and tiiat
there is an opportunity for an energetic
young , man to make an excellent living. A
large proportion of the volunteers are plan
ning to receive their discharges at Manila
and ' remain on the Islands.
Suit Brought for a Boy's Eye.
A Mr. Swanson of Wahoo brought suit
against Stratum & Hanson for damages. itr.
Stratton sold Swanson's 10-year-old 2 cents'
worth of gunpowder and the boy impro
vised a cannon out of a piece of gaspipe ,
charged it with powder and blew out one
eye and filled his face with powder. The
father sued for damages , but the jury
brought in a-verdict of no cause for action.
The case has been watched with a great
deal of interest , as there is no direct bearing -
ing on the question at issue in the statutes
Stcamboating on the Missouri ,
There will be five packet boats used in
the coming season to do business from Nio-
brara to up river points as far as old Fort
Randall. A new one is now under con
struction and will be ready for the season's
work. This business has made remarkable
growth in the past two years , and four
boats were kept busy all last season and
every one was caught in the ice when the
river froze over , making their last trip.
White Thunder's Temper.
At Porcupine sub-agency of Pine Ridge
reservation , north of Gordon , an attempt
was made to arrest White Thunder , a full
blood Sioux , for abusing his white wife.
White Thunder was armed and resisted
arrest , killing one Indian policeman and
badly wounding another. lie escaped to
the sand hills , but six Indian trailers fol 1-
lowed and captuied him , bringing him in
irons to the agency.
Kohrdt Must Stand Trial.
County Judge Wintersteen of Fremont
refused to release C. F. Kohrdt on a writ of
habeas corpus and he was given in charge
of Sheriff Eastman of Hot Springs , S. geD.
The charge against Kohrdt is larceny of 'a
bunch of horses. He says that he did not
know that the horses were stolen property
and supposed that the party for whom he
took them owned them.
Another Charge Against Sperleiu
Another charge of trespassing and de
struction of property has been brought eiu
the county court by the trustees of St. An
drew's Catholic Church at Tecumseh
against Rev. Frederick Sperlein. It seems
that the particular offense covered in this
charge was not included in the case pre
viously tried. Rev. Sperlein is under $250
bonds for appearance.
Value of the New Road.
The completion of the Atkinson and
Northern Railroad to Boyd County will
make quite a change in the conditions in
that part of the State. Perry , the terminus
of the road , is expected to become one of
the principal towns in that portion of the
CONGRESSMAN GREENE DEAD
Nebraska Congressman Expires of
Heart Failure in Omaha.
Congressman W. L. Greene of the Sixth
Nebraska District died suddenly of heart
failure in the Burlington Station , Omaha ,
March 11. Mr. Greene arrived during the
morning from Washington and spent the
day with friends in the city , At ( * > :45he
left his hotel for the depot accompanied by
three friends. On arrival at the station he-
was ! found to be in an unconscious condi
tion and was taken into the station , , where
he soon expired. His remains were
taken to his home at Kear
ney by a committee of his fellow
townspeople , headed by Norris Brown >
Mr. Greene's unsuccessful Republican op-
ponenc m the Congressional race last No
vember. The train was met at Kearney by
a large delegation of citizens and the re
mains given an escort of honor to the resi
dence of the late Congressman. The Kear
ney Bar Association had charge of the
funeral. : He leaves a widow and two
COLLISION NEAR LINCOLN.
Four Persons Killed in Consequence
of the Blinding Sno'.vstorn.
A blinding : storm of snow and wind was
the cause of a bad collision on the Burling
ton road , two miles west ol Lincoln. OH the
night of March 11 , resulting in > the death of
three trainmen and injury to others. The
collision was between a switch engine and
east bound fast freight , Xo. 46 , a double
header. Engineer Boyse of the switch
engine was making his way to West
Lincoln with three empty box cars. The
fast freight coming toward him was lateT
and he had no warning until it loomed up
in the storm directly in front. He had
barely time to reverse when the engines
met. The dead and injured all live hi Lin
Voice of a Missing Man.
On March 10 Louis Roy telegraphed
from Chicago to his wife at Farragut , la. ,
as follows : k'My actions at Ithaca were
not premediated" Can I right the wrong
done you ; just discharged from the army. "
It will be remembered that ou August
17 , 1897 , L. L. Roy , station agent at Ithaca ,
for the B. & M. . mysteriously disappeared
at 11 p. m. , the time the freight was due to
leave. Though every effort possible was
made by means of bloodhounds and
searching parties , no trace of his method
of leavinK was ever ascertained. This is
the first news of the missing agent ever re
ceived. The fact that his accounts were
correct to a cent with the company deep
ened the mystery. Foul play was sus
pected and the whole country was thor
oughly scoured , even to the dredging of
the Platte River , twelve miles cast of
Ithaca. The brief message , therefore ,
seems like a voice from the dead.
Ice Takes Out the Bridge.
Breaking up of the ice in the rivers has
brought the first material damage to the
Missouri Pacific road. The north section
of the bridge across the Platte River be-
ttteenPIattsmouthandLaFlatte went out
March 15. It was due entirely to the heavy
movement of the ice which has accumulated
in the river during the winter. The bridge
building crew was sent from Atchison ,
Kan. , at once to rebuild the break.
Left for Dead by Assailants.
A bloody fight occurred in Hastings re
cently. Henry Miller and Adam Miller
cut and ponnded John Minch until he
was nearly dead and then left him by the
roadside , where he. was found a few hours
later by John Hample. Minch was taken
home and a surgeon worked with him
nearly two hours before he regained con
sciousness. Henry and Adam Miller have
been placed under arrest.
Plans of North Nebraska Teachers
The thirteenth annual meeting of the
North Nebraska Teachers' Association
will be held in Norfolk on April 4 , 5 and 6.
Several active committees are in charge of
the entertainment and program and a
pleasant and profitable time is expected.
Prominent educator.- ! from different parts
of the state will be present.
Train Xo. 7-1 was delayed at St. Edward
March 15 on account of the drive wheels of
the engine being thrown from the track as
the engine was backing onto the switch ,
rendering it helpless. Another engine had
to be summoned from Genoa before the
train could proceed.
Nebraska Short Notes.
Many farmers arc putting in wheat
A Women's whist club has been organ-
ized at Wymore.
A two day's teachers' institute was held
at Wahoo last week.
The Bancroft Creamery was destroyed
by lire recently , entailing a loss of $4,000 ,
Ice has carried away part of the bridge
over the Platte Rher connecting Buffalo
and Kearney Counties.
An election was held at Tecumseh this
week for the purpose of refunding $21,000
waterworks bonds at a lower rate of in i-
Real estate prices are taking an upward
movement at Hastings on account of Con i-
gress voting an appropriation for a public
Much interest is manifested in the trial
of W. S. Cole at Bloomington , charged with
murdering J. P. Kreichbaum. The evi
dence is all circumstantial.
A very successful Sunday school con
vention was held last week at Osmond ii iy
the Niobrara Presbytery. About ten min
isters were present.
Niobrara Land and Sheep Co. has bean
organized with a capital of $100,000.
Tecumseh citizens will vote on license erne
no license at the coming municipal elec-
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The body of James Dogger , a former
highly respected resident of York County ,
who was recently killed by John Duke at
Stone Dewey , Oklahoma , was buried in
Thayer Cemetery at York last week.
The jury in tile case of the State against
the Sizemore brothers , charged with the
murder of Charles Beck on Christmas eve ,
1891 , returned a verdict at Tekamah of not
guilty. The jury was out seven hours. '
Fire north of Stockville last week burned
over a large tract of land before it could
bo checked. The damage is considerable.
DAILY REPORT OF WHAT IS BEING -
Measures of More or Less Import
ance Arc Being Introduced at the
Present Session of the Legislature
Gist of the Business.
Thursday , March 1O.
A wrangle over the appointment of a
sifting committee in the House occupied
the whole forenoon session. The motion to
appoint such a committee-was carried by
the combined force of the fusionists aided
by six Republicans. At the-afternoon ses
sion of the- House II. R. 623 , . a bill appro
priating : $2,000 for the relief of our sick and
wounded soldiers in the Philippines , and in
CubaT was passed by a vote of 8(5 ( to 2. On
motion of Jansen the special order of the
passage of II. II. Ill over the Governor'- *
veto was- takers up and resulted 45 to-45.
Not having ; received the necessary three-
lifths- votethebill was lost. A committee
was appointed investigate irregularftas
said to exist iit the Supreme Court and Su
preme Court Commission- with reference
to amounts of money drawnby them. ] !
II.R.38lrabill prevent combinations , j ]
trusts and monopolies in the buying and
selling of live stock , , produce , , and articles
of trade , was placed on third reading and
passed. S. F. 33 , defining who shall prac
tice in the Supreme Court and providing
penalties for violations of the provision ,
was passed. II. 11.330 , by MiIbournT ap
propriating the sum of § 50,000 , or so much
of it as may be necessary to establish two
additional normal schools similar to the
one at Peru and under the same manage
ment , was passed.
The following l lls were passed by the
Senate : S. F. 180 a curative measure ; S. F.
167 amends section 119 of the Criminal
Code ; S. F. 182 a curative measure ; S. F.
207 relating to contempt of court proceed
ings ; S. F. 13T provides a lien on grain and
corn for threshing and shelling the same ;
S. F. 127 provides for paving and repaving
in Lincoln : S. F. 127 amends the law re
lating to public libraries by allowing
library boards to draw directly upon the
library fund instead of through the coun
cil : S. F. 163 amends section 262 of the
Criminal Code relating to conservators of
the peace ; S. F. 17l > a curative measure ; S.
F. 202 provides that banks shall pay such
interest on county funds as may be agreed
upon by the county treasurer and bank ,
subject to the approval of the county
boards and repeals the 3 per cent , mini
mum ; S. F. 177 relates to stamping the
quantity on all kegs , boxes , casks , etc. ,
showing the amount contained therein ; S.
F. 181 , a curative measure. A special message - "
sage from the Governor was received and
placed on file for future consideration. It
was as follows :
To the Members of the Legislature :
Gentlemen To the end that the interests
of the people may be fully conserved , and'
in order that they may be permitted to
express their will upon the question of
whether there should be any increase in'
the number of supreme judges in our State ,
I would most respectfully recommend ( o
your honorable body that you submit to
the electors for their approval or rejection
a constitutional amendment increasing the
number of supreme judges.
W. A. POVXTKI : .
Friday , March 17.
The Republicans o theIIouse attempted
to nullify the action of tiiS'six bolting Re
publicans who combined with the fusionists -
ists in the selection of a sifting committee ,
but were again outvoted. The bolters and
fusionists took umbrage at the prayer of
the chaplain , which they thought reflected
ou them , and drew up a resolution censur
ing him and calling for his dismissal , but it
was later withdrawn. Among the bills
favorably reported was one making the
county physician , county clerk and chair
man of the board of county commissioners
the insanity board for each county , and
one compelling railroads to pass
live stock shippers each way. Among
those killed were several relating to the
Board of Transportation , one compelling
the keeping of safes in Pullman cars ; and
one appropriating $1,000 for the placing of
memorial tablets in the Adjutant General's
office for soldiers killed in the recent war.
II. R. 192 , Beverly's bill for the relief of
overworked females , was placed upon its
passage. A call of the House was neces
sary before enough votes could be secured
to pass it. The vote stood 55 for to 23 against.
The Senate gave favorable recommenda
tion to a large number of bills and passed
two. Senate file 250 , by Spohn , requiring
banking corporations to include in their
reports to the State Banking Board certain
information regarding assets , loans and se
curities , and providing the counting as as
sets of notes six months past due and not
in process of collection , passed without
any adverse votes. Senate file 229 , by Han--
liibal , for the protection of birds of cheer
ful appearance or song , or useful to agri
cultural and horticulture , was passed.
The Republicans in caucus have agreed
on April 1 as the day of adjournment ,
The Boudoir of the Czarina.
The boudoir of the Czarina at Czar-
skoye Selo is said to be a spacious
apartment , very light and very sparse
ly curtained. Masses of tropical ver
dure divide the room into several cozy
apartments and give it a very pictur
esque appearance. The dado of the
wall Is formed almost entirely of pho
tographs. An easel in one of the win
dow recesses and a grand piano In an
other testify to the Czarina's artistic
tastes ; several of her own water colors
hang on the walls and she'Ms in the
habit of singing to the Czar the folk
songs of his own country.
Only One Since Creation.
February , 1SGG , was in one way the
most wonderful month in the world's
history. It had no full moon. January
had two full moons and so had Marcb ,
but February bad none. This remark
able state of things has never happen-
sd before since the era we assign to
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