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WHOLE NUMBER 1,217.
VOLUME XXIV.-NtFMBER 21.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1893.
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Cohmtras - State Bank
.Pars Iiteitsst oa Time DesRits
lakes Lous on Heal Estate
Osaka, Chleasj Haw Yark aaA al
mil t iraix m : tiooti,
BUYS GOOD NOTES
Ami Habja Its Castonun waaa Shay Nag Hal
mens m bikkcmbVi
tXASDZB OEIUUBD, Pres't.
ft. X. HENBY, Tic Prest.
Authorized Capita! of - $500,000
Paid in Capital, - 90,000
C. II. 55IIELDON. Pres't.
II. P. II. OEHLRICn. Vice Pres.
CLARK GRAY. Cashier.
DANI EL SCH RAM. Ass't Cash
51. Winsi-ow, II. P. U. Or.ni.niCH,
C. II. Sheldon,
"V. A. McAllistek,
S. C. GllAV. J. IlENHY WCHDEMAN.
tiEIinARD LOSEKK, IlENRT LOSEKE,
'LAUK GllAY. GEO. XV. GALLET,
Daniel Sciiham, A. V. II. Or.iiLiucn.
Viiaxk. RoHEit, J. P. Becker Estate,
Bank of deposit: Intorost allowed on time
deposits; buy and sell exchansro on United
States and Knrope. and buy and sell avail
able securities. We shall be pleased to re
ccivo your business. Wo solicit your pat
IFLEI H ills.
An. all Kinds of Pumps.
FITHFS BEPAIRED ON SHORT
Raveath Street, ona door watt of
Hagel & Co'a.
WafcaTa Jart opened a new mill oa U etreet,
apposite Bchroeders' flonrinjt mill and are pre.
sand to a aXL KINDS OF WOOD WORK,
Store Fronts, Counters.
Stairs, Stair Railing,
Balusters, Scroll Sawing,
BTEEL AND IRON KOOFING AND
tails Colombai. Nebraska.
Caveats aad Trad Marks obtained, and all Pr.t
wt bostaess condacfd for MODERATE FEES.
OUR OFFICE IS OPPOSITE U. 8. PATENT
direct, hanee we aaa transact patent basiness in
lass Urn. and at LESS COST than those remote
tewa, seat fee.
bom toactaal aUamts in jroar state, count? or
at OMos. WasfcTncton . U. (1
Tha Journal for Job Work
td medal, daawlnr, or photo, with descrip
We adriee if patentable or not free of
Onr fee aot dne till patent is aeonred.
A book. "How to Obtain Fateata." with -.
The school house at Shubert has been
sold and will be removed.
The Methodist church at Hayes Cen
ter was dedicated Sunday.
Unemproved land near North Bend
last week sold for $00 an acre.
Bands belonging to the state band
union will again beat the state fair this
The corner stone of the Bohemian
Catholic church at Dodge was laid last
Mr. and Mrs. George Spruher of
Schuyler recently celebrated their gold
The republicans of Cherry county
will hold their convention at Valentine
Lightning fired A. D. Karnes' barn
at Campbell and the entire structure
The Christian Endeavors of Norfolk
will go on an. excursion to the World's
fair in September.
Big Ilorn, a policeman was killed by
tho accidental discharge of a revolver
at Rose Bud agency.
The soldiers reunion at Greenwood
was largely attended. Church Jl'owc
was one of the speakers.
People who want to visit the Chautau
qua grounds nt Beatrice will have to
pay for the privilege of admission here
after. Whererer Forepaugh's circuB exhib
ited in Neraska there did not appear
to be much stringency in the money
The B. fc M. depot at Pawnee City
was broken into last week and S3 in
cash secured. There is no clue to the
,. The new federal building at Beatrice
will not be opened for about three
weeks owing to the non-arrival of the
Fanny Linchan, of Adams county, a
girl about 15 years of age, undertook to
le id a fractious horse out cf the stable
and it crowded her against the stall
and broke her arm.
County Superintendent Watson, of
Saunders county, has made arrange
ments to take charge of languages in
Lincoln Normal University at the close
of his term, January 1, 18U4.
The Hooper Sentinel says that the
hny crop is reported much lighter than
was expected at the beginning of har
vest. The hot dry weather in .luly was
undoubtedlj' the primary cause.
Mr. and Mri A. J. Hettinger of
Strang decided to move west, and
when their neighbors heard of it they
showed their appreciation of the couple
by giving them a surprise party and
presenting them with a beautiful chair.
The store and residence of .7. C. .Jor
dan, Indian trader at Rosebud, agency
burned last week. Mr. Jordan succeed
ed in saving part of his dry goods and
household effects, but the grocery
stock was entirely destroyed; partly in
sured. The state of Nebraska gives free ed
ucation to all desiring to become teach
ers. The only State Normal School of
fers two courses of instruction, each
ending in a state certificate. For cir
culars address Pres. A. W. Norton,
The Superior Journal says
farmers are rushing every
team in plowing for wh.cat
coming week will sos , ,.-. Jo
" - uuuiiikiauiv
sure fo- tt crop ti,an iat. plantins.. j
ii: v-uiiinuitcv; appointca to canvass
tha possibility of securing tho 1S94 an
nual national encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic for Lincoln has
reported to the mayor in favor of mak
ing no effort to secure that meeting, as
the railroads, declined to do anything
whatever in support of the project,
while many citizens declined to lend
From the list of awards of prizes at
the horse show of the World's Fair pub
lished in the Chicage Inter Ccean of
Aug. 21, it is ascertained that Mark M.
.'he committee 'appointed to canvass
Coadof Fremont cniltured ten premiums
in compotion With horses from all parts
of North America in tho Percheron class.
-s .Mr. Load nad only eleven horses in
this class, it shows that his stock is of
the prize-winning variety.
The Seven Day Adventists of Nebras
ka are holding their annual conference
and camp meeting in Shafer's grove, a
mile south of Seward. About a thous
and people are camping on the ground.
Two hundred family tents are pitched,
also six large tents for various kinds of
meetings and a mammoth pavilion for
general services. Seperate services are
henT for the Germans and the Scandi
nacians, the youth and tho children.
The other evening, during a heavy i
thunder shower, a story and a half res
idence at Beatrice was struck by light- i
ningand almost entirely demolished.
The house belonged to Charley Curtis, '
now a resident of Fairbury. The roof i
was torn off, as was also the plastering
on the second floor, while almost the
entire front of the building was torn
out, boards being torn and
all conceivable shapes. The
A horse race for a purse of S30 took
place on the fair grounds at Neligh.
Buckskin Jim took first money. One
horse left the track, vcnt through a
fence and plunged over a bank ten feet
high into a creek. He scrambled out
and escaped. After a hard run he was
captured, put on the track again and
in the succeeding heats won second
monev. The rider was unhurt, havino-
slid off before the horse
the barb wire fence.
Fire broke out in the meat market of
A. Faber, at Auburn, and destroyed it
and tho picture gallory of Mrs. Faber '
adjoining, together with the Mardis
building, owned by J. M. MacLay. A.
Faber had $600 insurance on his "build-,
ing, but none on his stock. Mrs. Faber
had no insurance. Her loss is about
Sl,r00. The Mardis building was in- '
sured for 52,000 in the Phoenix of
Brooklyn and North British. The '
origin of the fire is a mystery. i
On the 1st of September the Union '
Pacific reduced salaries as follows: '
General order: Effective September 1,
1S93, reduction will bo made in all
mommy salaries upon tne loilowing
basis: Salaries ranging SCO to $100 in
clusive 10 per cent; salaries over 8100 to
$200 inclusive, 12 J per cen; salaries
over $200 to $500 inclusive, l." per cent:
salaries over $500, 20 per cent Heads
of departments will give prompt notice
to all employes concerned within their
A body was discovered partly imbed
ed in sandbar on the North Platte river
about forty miles west of Oering, The
?v?rirni,nf. aCr?S, Plantcd n wheat. I having members in nearly evcry"evan
r.anj pianigr i0umi to be far more n-elical denomination. There are over
T J lJ? 1 A 1
sistmg ot plums ana grapes, are in
abundance this year for the first time
in several seasons.
The Tillage of Humphrey in Platte
county keeps right on booming in spite
of hard times. The estimated improve- '
ments for this year ezcaed $75,000. j
ooay was ciao. in a Knu wooien under- Fairly good; harvesting just coin
shirt and cotton drawers. The por- menced. Lancaster: Fair qualitv.
tions of the body exposed to the atmos- Buffalo: Thrashing outbetter than was
phere were entirely bare of flesh, indi-! expected. Hayes: On old ground is
eating that it had been there for some ' no good; on back setting or new ground
time. Some believe it to be the body it is fair. Pierce: Not as good as was
of a man who was drowned while ford- . supposed. York: Practically a failure,
ing with a herd of Texas cattle a few Franklin: Poor; some have threshed,
miles abveGering in June 1S92. and the average so far is under six
The wild fruits of Knox countv. con- bushels per acre. Lincoln: Nearly a
The Omaha Bee carrier at Neligh,
Earnest Willie, met with a fatal acci
dent while hunting with Ole Oleson.
Oleson was some distance from the
cart in which young Willie was sitting
and, on the report of Willie's gun,
looked around and saw him fall to the
bottom of the vehicle. By some unex
plained way his gun was discharged,
the load passing into his side below
the lower rib and ranging upward. Ho
lived about two hours after the acci
dent. Joe Hwyek, Jr., and Arthur Brown,
two lads arrested for breaking open a
car at Table Bock and taking some fire
crackers, are out again. The first
named waived examination and is un
der bonds to appear at the district
court, and the trial of the latter was
postponed till September 12, he giving
bonds for his appearance at that timo.
The B. & M. authorities seem deter
mined to put a stop to the pillaging of
freight, Which has become quite com
mon. Chief Cooper of Lincoln is in receipt
of a letter from an attorney in Sussex,
England, inquiring for information
concerning the whereabouts Of one
Alexander H. Bailey, whose father re
cently died, leaving him a large inher
itance. The letter contains informa
tion also that Mrs. A. II. Bailey, now
in England, has also inherited a large
fortune, and is anxious to learn the
whereabouts of her husband, Who wrote
her in September and November, 1S9;),
Edward Ilyan, brakemanon the train
of Conductor P. J. Cunningham, which
runs from Lincoln ro Table Bock, was
run over and so badly injured last week
in the yards at the latter place that he
died the following day in Tecumsch, to
which place he had been taken aftei
the accident Ryan's home was at
Shennandoah, la. He was about 21
yea rs old. He Was formerly a telegraph
operator, but had lost his job for some
reason, afterwards taking a position as
brakeman, in which capacity he had
been serving since last spring.
Richard Kry, quite a wealthy old set
tler of Clarks place, died August 17, and
was buried In the Clarks cemetery.
Last week it was discovered that the
grave had been opened and the lid re
moved from the rough box and cofiin,
leaving the corpse exposed. Nothing
was taken away, however. Opinion is
divided as to whether the intention was
to rob the grave or .simply to investi
gate as to whether the man was dead.
The village board and the family have
each offered a reward in the sum of S3C
for the arrest and conviction of the per
son or persons implicated.
The First National bank of York
failed to open its doors the other morn
ing. The constant drain of deposits
and a failure to realize on securities
was the cause. The following state
ment was made to the public. "The
deposits of this bank having fallen
during the last few months T0 per celiL
or a drop from 3173,000 to less than SS3,
000, and being unable to realize at once
on more of the bank's assets, the direc
tors have thought it wKc to temporar
ily close the doors, subject to the action
of the comptroller, we having notified
him of our action.
The eighth annual Convention oi
the Nebraska Clir- ' - R,,,if.lvrtr ,,;nfl
will be h"1
u ltt Omaha October 14 and
1:' iB93. It is expected by the coin
tnittee in charge that this will be the
largest gathering of young people ever
assembled in our state. The Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavoz
seven hundred societies in Nebraska.
t For information regarding the conven-
tion write to W. Ernest Johnson, sec
retary committee of of '1)3, Omaha, Neb.
A Fremont Tribune representative
has had the pleasure of seeing the finesl
field of hemp ever grown anywhere.
This particular field is located just cast
of that city on land belonging to Judge
Smith. It comprises 100 acres jusl
half a mile square, and stands twelve
feet high on an average. Standing in
a buggy a man cannot reach anywhere
near the top of the stalks, and the men
and teams cutting the crop look very
' small and insieniiicant when at work
It is estimated that this field will yield
four tons of hemp to the acre, ami this
means the bare stalks, after they are
thoroughly jlry and the foliage has aU
Some time ago the following notice
was found pinned to a fence in the
business portion of Red cloud, being
signed "Chairman White Cap Commit
tee." "City Council, Take notice: We
will burn every house of ill fame after
September 1, 1S'J3, unless you take steps
, torrid all such institutions from oui
midsts. A few morning ago the house
kept by Madam Kay was discovered to
be on fire, thus confirming the threat
made in the notice. An alarm was
turned in and the fire department res
ponded promptly, but it was found
that the length of hose was insufficient
to reach to the scene of the fire. Most
of the contents were saved but the
building was destro3cd.
The people at Kilgore and St Fran
ces are stirred up over not getunn
granted the petition asking for a change
the mail route from Valentine tc
Rose IJud to Kilgore to Rose l.ud. The
distance from Kilgore to Rose Bud
agency by way of St. Frances, mission,
is twenty-two miles. From Valentine
to Rose Bud is thirty-six miles, over
hills, bluffs and bleak prairie, while
from Kilgore to Rose Bud all such in
conveniences would be avoided and
work a saving of not less than S300 per
' y?ar 4 th postofficc department, and
" h"r "-- .u"M''" i-wum
c i x.rv. .
which is very much needed, as the pco-
i pie of said mission have to go a dis-
i tance of seven miles each wa, or four
teen miles for their mail.
i Glbcrt, the seven year old son of Su
perintendent King, met with a terrible
aeident Tuesday, says the Valentine
Independent He has been living with
Mr. Jaycox out on the north Table.
1 Tuesday afternoon he went on horse
back to visit with a neighbor's children
some three miles from home. He ar
rived there all right and stayed until
about 5 o'clock, when he started on his
return home. He went about two miles
of the way and stopped with another
neighbor and ate supper. He again
started for home but never got there.
Jaycox thought perhaps he had
stopped over night When he failed to
come in the morning they started after
him and found his dead body with one
end of a rope wound around his neck
and the other end attached to the
The National Crop report gives the
following concerning Nebraska: Doug
las (county): Has been gathered in good
shape. Frontier: Has improved rapidly
in the last month, but has been badly
damaged in places by hail. Thurston:
- . .-
failure. W heeler: About all cut and
shocked. Thomas: Damaged by drouth
and hot winds. Nance: All in stack
in good condition. Platte: Poor.
Garfield: Will be a very light crop. ;
W'ashington: Grasshoppers has done i
considerable damage to crop. j
JIany Congressmen Pleased.
Washington-, Sept 2. About the
happiest men in congress are those who
were in doubt up to last Monday morn
ing as to just how they would vote on
the silver bill when it came up in the
hous and the men who Mad many ntiS--ivir.gs
as to whether they ought to
vote for an increased ratio and a con
tinuance of silver purchases and who
i-jubted considerably whether thej'
aught to support the proposition to re
vive the Rlan-.l-AUison act, but at the
;ritk-al moment concluded to vote
against jill amendments and for the re
peal bill. Subsequent developments
and a close study of the situation have
convinced those who were forced to
make up their minds at the last mo
ment and finally voted a straight ballot
that they were right
It was a te:.ty moment for many men
in the house when the roll was first
?alled upon the motion to adopt free
-oin;:go. A dozen meh Who had de
clared up" to within an hour of that
time that they would support free coin
age came over to the great majority and
voted "no."' A kind of wave of senti
iicnt struck them and they could not
resist it Many others who intended
to support an increased ratio weakened
when their names were called, and in
stead of voting "aye" voted "no." They
ainc to the conclusion that if we were
to have free coinage the value of silver
money wo.ild be fixed by the standard
af our country's credit and not the
value of the bullion in the coin, and
therefore it made no difference if the
ratio was Hi to 1 or 20 to 1. Never did
sentiment and position change so rapid
ly. NJ-Ver did the example set by one
man .so affect the actions of another.
Many members of the house blindlj
followed the leadership of those in
whom they trusted.
It has been many years since so full
i vote was recorded in the lower branch
Df congress. Every member of the
house but two was present, and those
iwo were paired. Denth had made three
vacancies so that all but five seats wero
A First Premium to Nebraska.
Woki.ii's Fair Gitorxns, Chicao.o,I11.,
Sept 2. The judging in the dairy
, classes at the live stock Show was pracs
, lically concluded yesterday, and the
Empire state stands at the head, re-
, taining its supremacy as the banner
lairy state of the union. The contri-
, bution of Jerseys from New York cams
t from the herds of Charles A. Sweet of
Ruflalo, F. W. Hawley of Pittsford
farms, A. II. Cooley of Little Britain,
1 1. J. Cogswell of Rochester and S. E.
Hudson of Alexandria. The exhibit of
HoMein-Friesans was from the herd of
I). F. ilbur of Cruinhorn fat-iim, and
his winning yesterday aggregated
51,000. The exhibit of Guernseys came
from G. Howard Davidson of Millbrook.
who practically landed all of the big
1 n the ninety-day butter contest open
to all breeds. wcTi xas just been con
cluded. .,-- York showed nineteen out
iD ivronty cows. In this contest Jer
;ey.s made 1,200 pounds more butter
( than shorthorns and 1,000 pounds more
I I n Hackney horses, stallion and three
Df his class. A. L. Sullivan of Lincoln,
iNeb., was awarded first prize: and in
the mare 1-year-old and under 2 class
he received first and second premiums.
, In the sweepstakes, German coach
stallion, the first premium went to A.
II. Holbert of Greeley, la.; second to E.
Knott Sc Co.. Waverly, la.: third, to C.
H. Billings, Schuttle, Germany, and
the fourth to E. Knott & Co., Waverly,
I Itusines Skies Brightening.
! Nkw Yokk, Sept 2. Bradstreet re
ports the cloud over the general busi
ness situation throughout the country
continuing to break away through tho
second week in which actual improve
nient is recorded, as indicated by the
increase in the volume and distribution
of merchandise reported at Cincinnati,
Indianapolis. Chicago, St Louis, Kan
sas City and Omaha. More travelers
were sent out from these and other
points, and manufacturing industries
there, as well as the larger eastern
centers, have, in a number of instan
ces, begun starting up, some without
special orders. At cities other than
those specified, with few exceptions,
there is an improvement in the feeling
among merchants and bankers as to the
prospects for fall trade, and at all
points, with few exceptions, there is a
growth of confidence in the revival of
demand during the autumn months.
Bankers at Chicago and other points
to which some of the more important
agricultural regions are tributary have
arranged to provide funds as needed to
move staple crops.
The recent heavy wheat export move
ments showed themselves last week in
the large increase afloat for Europe
about 1,400,000 bushels which de
creases of 584,000 bushels in the United
States and Canada and 100,000 in Aus
tralia could not offset.
Washington-, Sept 2. The public
debt statement issued this afternoon
shows a net increase of the public debt,
less cash in the treasury, during August
of S10.442.S.IS. The interest-bearing
debt increaed $1.10, the non-interest-bearing
debt decreased SlfiO.OOS, and
the cash in the treasury decreased, $10,
C0:,(',5. The certificates and treasury notes
offset by an equal amount of cash in
the treasury outstanding at the end of
th month were .G.V1 1,831, a decrease
of $11,747,710. The total cash in the
treasury was $712,S.17.SS7. The gold
reserve was $'.C,,00!,123. and net cash
balances $11.274.7S7. In the month
there was a decrease of gold coin and
bats of $10,400,79), the total at the
clo-e being $170,423,423172. Of silver
there was a decease of $2,303,536. Of
surplus in national bank deposits, $17,
Gs".".47r, against $17,004,003 at the end of
the previous month.
The Walter A. Wood harvester works
will resume business in a few days, giv
ing employment to 1,500 Irinds getting
52 per daj
The State National bank of Denver,
Union bank of Greeley. Colo.; First Na
tional of Dubuque. la.: First National
of Ashland, Wis., and First National of
Plattsville. Wis., have all been given
permission to resume business.
People living near the Cheyenne res
ervation, in the Indian Territory, have
been unnecessarily alarmed over the
ghost dance, as the Indians meant no
Certain members of the world's fair
commission have been charged with
using their oiiidai position for persona
jrain, but those accused vigorously deny
Tosiah Quincy. assistant secretary of
state, has resigned, in order that he
may take charge oi the democratic
campaign in Massachusetts.
Tiie date for closing the entries foi
the fat stock exhibit at the fair has
been extended to September 2o.
A thief who robbed a jewiiry stor
at Caddo. I. T.. was pursued v. ith blood
hounds and caught He claim , to havt
perpetrated robberies ;p ht Louis am
IT IS NOW AMONQ THE THINGS
The Hoase Votes oa Repeal and the Prop
osition la Carried by a Deelded Major
ity All Amendments Rejected Uncon
ditional Repeal Carried Beyond all Ex
pectations Those Who Stood by the
Bland-Aillson Act The Proposition
Now In the Senate for Consideration
Record of Proceedings la Both Hoases
CONGRESS IN EXTRA SESSION.
The floor of tho house of representatives
on the iGtb was the scene of the battle of gl
hiits. It was the last twenty-four hours of
the great debate and both sides hnd re
served their best speakers for the closing
tl&y. Tom Ree'd, the eloquent leader. Uf.the
Republicans, found nn answer In John Allen
of Mississippi, whose ready wit was one of
J ho most forcible arguments of the free
coinage men. .- . ,. -
J. R. Williams, a democratic member of
the lastcotnmittee on coinage, besought his
colleagues to remember their party plat
form, while Burke Cockran repeated tho In
cidents of the last national convention in
which he played such an Important part,
and argued the true Interpretation of the
platform was not that sought to bo given by
the man from Illinois.
In beginning his speech, Mr. Reed con
fessed doubts of the wisdom of tho house to
deal satisfactorily with tho question before
it. but expressed his comfort at being ablo
to fall hack upon the well established belief
In tho wisdom of the decision of congress.
Crlsises like the present, he said, wero tho
Inseparable ncpompaniaments of all human
progress, which Is a series of Upward starts
and falls of almost proportionate length.
The former may be characterized in a word,
confidence;" the latter In another word,
"distrust." These fluctuations occur almost
simultaneously, always sympathetically,
the world over, so clonel vis business allied
by the telegraph and railroad.
itecausn of the fact that the drain of gold
from tho United States since the passage of
tho Sherman law carried out of the coun
try an amount equal to tho value of the
purchases of silver under the law, peonlo
haw ih the cause of the los of gold, and dis
trust was engendered, and a season of
hoarding and depression set in, and today
the country Is suffering all the calamities
of a restricted circulation in tho midst of
kh abundant supply of money. . .
"This, then," continued Mr. Reed, "at the
present moment Is the- situation In which
wo find ourselves, I have, iri this narrating
She outward clrcums.tntfc.'!. Hhlch have at
snd"l cur rjrteht position, failed tb state
ully what is, aftef all. according to my
Judgment, the underlying cause of the pres
ent condition of affairs. At the last elec
tion the democratic party was brought Into
power by a curlouC9TnlJln.''Uon of rirrum
stanecs, as the result "of a Hundred can.-e,
not with careful and candid deliberation,
but as the result, In a large measure, of tho
apathy of th American ut3uult;: , ,
"The vote shows what dcrisi. arid thd
recollection or every Individual to whom I
bin sneaking can safely be appealed to.
While this thlnzhak riothep.KsheckiJlvnlari-
iiesieu uunng tins aisqu
hasbeba IBdo.tallt Xlth t$
IlvIcsUh fcKtheloushess n
!lks our entire situation. I do not intend in
alluding to this fact to in any way refer to
party politics. 1 do not undertake to raise
any question as to whother the sytem of
Hrotection is a wise one or not. I do not un
crtakcto dispute the position on the part
of the democracy that the protection is a
tav, wicked and inquitous. For the purpose
of discussion, and for that purposo only, I
am quite free to admit that protection Is a
fraud, and that virtue abides only in a rev
enue tariff. M .
Mr. Allen said that, unlike most of the
gentlemen who had addressed thobousbori
this important yuiNtlort,, arid wild ,had.dis
Clalmea being financiers or partisans.he was
both.,,-daughter. J Up had made tho ques
tion of currency a Study for more than forty
years. Lauguior.l But he was not one of
those financiers who were responsible for
the present stringency. Ho had kept his
money In circulation. Laughter. Ho had
done about SO per cent of his business on
credit: bin he didn't think that was a good
plan, for his creditors were now clamoring
for him to do something to restore confi
dence. Laughtcr. Tho country was ill,
but tho remedy proposed is not tho proper
one. It reminiicd him of the story of the
darkey who. being left in charge of A farm,
wrote to his employers: "De cow has been
sick. I think she is well of the diseaso now,
hut I think she will die of tho remedy I done
f :ivoher." Laughtcr.1 He (Mr. Allen) would
ike to cure the country of the disease, but
did hot want to .vote for a renlcdy that would
ho worse than the dlsbase. He old not prof
pose to be driven or bullied into doing that
which in his humble judgment would be a
bad thing for the masses of the people.
The senate on the 28th by the vote of 32
to. "9, decided Mr. Mantle and Mr. Allen of
Washington are not entitled to seats and
that a governor of a state has not the right
to appoint a senator to fill the vacancies
caused by the expiration of a regular term,
not happening by resignation.
The house bill to repeal the Sherman act
was laid before the senate and referred to
the committee on finance.
Mr. Voorhecs announced there would be
prompt action by 1 lie cdmmlttee tomorrow.
Mr. Sherman gave notice that he would
address tho senate on silver Wednesday;
and Mr. Wolcott gave notice Of a speech for
Mr. 1'latt received from tho committee on
Indian affairs a bill to allow certain Cbero
kees having equities In the Cherokee Strip
to purchase thoir holdings at the same price
as white settlers. Passed.
The bill allowing tho batiks to increase
their circulation up to the par value of the
bonds deposited by them was taken up, the
question being on the amendment of Mr.
Cockrcll for the redomption of such 2 per
cent bonds as may be made and tho pay
ment therefor received in a new issue of
treasury notes. The vote was taken with
out discussion and the amendment was re
jected. Yeas. 2a: nays. 20.
Mr. Cockrell then offered an amendment
authorizing the holders of any United States
bonds to deposit them and receive In ex
change legal tender notes equal to the faco
value of the bonds. The bonds aro to bo
held in tho treasury subject to redemption
in the samo sum In legal tender notes which
aro to bo destroyed. No interest Is to bo
paid on the bonds while they are held In the
treasury, but when they are again with
drawn the interest is to be paid, loss i per
cent per annum. No dofimte action was
In the house on the 2Sth tho clerk reported
the resolution containing tho order of pro
cedure on the silver questiou, providing for
a vote first on the free coinage of sliver at
the ratio of It! to 1.
Mr. Bailey of Texas asked If, In case all
the amendments as to the ratio were defeat
ed, it would be in order to propose an addi
Tho speaker thought not, but would hear
tho gentleman on the subject when the time
came to formally present the subject.
Mr. McMIUin of Tennessee wished to offer
an amendment for the free coinage of the
product of the silver mines of the United
Mr. Itland objected even to the reading,
saying it was not free coinage at all.
Then tho Wilson bill, repealing the silver
purchasing clause of the Sherman act, was
read and Mr. Bland offered his first amend
ment for free coinage at the ratio of IS to 1.
which was defeated yeas. 124; nays. 22G
amid applause from the anti-silver mcn.who
did not expect so large a majority.
The house then voted Immediately on the
19 to 1 amendment and it was defeated;
yeas, 104; nays. 2.V.
Then came the 20 to 1 ratio, and this was
in turn defeated, though it showed more
strength, the vote being: Yeas, 121; nays.
The vote was then taken upon the final
passage of the WiNon bill and ft was passed
Yeas, 240; nays HO.
The members who stood by sllvor under
the Bland-Allison act, but who finally vot
ed for unconditional repeal, were: Alder
son, democrat of West Virginia; Black,
democrat, of Georgia; Bret, democrat, of
Ohio; Brookshire, democrat, of Indiana;
Bumm. democrat, of North Carolina; Conn,
democrat, of Indiana; Donovan, democrat
of Ohio: Doolittle. republican, of Washing
ton; Edmunds, democrat, of Virginia: Hare,
democrat, of Ohio; Holman. democrat, of
Indiana; Hunter, democrat, of Illinois;
Lawson, democrat, of Georgia; Lester, dem
ocrat of Georgia; Linton, republican, of
Michigan; Marshall, democrat of Virginia;
McCreary, democrat, of Kemucky; Mc
MIUin, democrat, of Tennessee: Meredith,
democrat, of Virginia; Montgomery, demo
crat, of Kentucky; Oates. democrat, of Ala
bama; O'Ferrall, democrat, of Virginia;
Paschal, democrat, of Texas: l'ayner, dem
ocrat, of New York: Pendleton, democrat,
of Texas; Post, republican, of Illinois; Price,
democrat, of Louisina; Itichardson. demo
crat of Michigan; llitche. democrat. Ohio;
Kussell, democrat, of Georgia; Stone, dem
ocrat, of Kentucky; Swanson. democrat of
Virginia; Taylor democrat, of Indianna;
Tucker, democrat, of Virginia; Turpin.
democrat, or Alabama Tyler, democrat of
Virginia; Weaduck. democrat of Michigan;
Whiting, democrat of Michigan.
In the senate on the 29th Mr. Voorhees,
chairman of the iinanco committee, re
ported back the house bill repealing the
part of the Sherman act with an amendment
in the nature of a substitute. He asked that
the bill be placed on tiie calendar and gave
notice that lie would ask the senate to take
it up after tho morning business from this
time on until final action be taken. The
substitute, he said, w.as exactly the bill
heretofere reported from the finance com
mittee. He understood notice of an Inton
tion to addrfss the seriate had beenglvon
bjr Uib uenaior frord .Georgia (Gordon) and
the senator froni UHW (ssoprmaiivnna no
suggested that their remarks fillglit b niad
on the bill which he had just reported. Ho
explained further that the bill, as reported
from the finance committee was Identical
with that passed by tho house, so far as It
concerned, the repeal of tho purchasing
clause of the Sherman net ad that from
that point on there was X cftairi matter In
the substitute which was not In thd haiisd
bill, and which, In his judgment, improved
It and made it more acceptable.
The resolution offered by Mr. Stowart was
laid before the senate. It directs the secre
tary of the treasury to inform tho senate
whether there l a danger of a deficiency in
tho revenues of tho government for tho cur
rent year: and. if so, what is the amount of
such deficiency, and whether legislation is
necessary to supply such deficiency.
The resolution gave riso to long discus
sion. Senators Sherman, Mills, McPlicrson
and Harris opposed the resolut ion as calling
for problematical statements, calculated to
create needless alarm, or as reflecting on
the secretary of the treasury. Finally tho
resolutions was referred to the finance com
mittee. Mr. Dolph introduced a bill, which was re
ferred to tho commltteo on foreign relations,
appropriating .o,OOJ to enable the enforce
ment of tho Chinese exclusion act and said
he would eek an opportunity of speaking
On tho subject, . ,
Mr. Gordon spoke iu favor of tho tincoii-.
dltional repeal of the purchasing clause of
the Sherman act and against the substitute,
which, ho said, would involve additional de
lay; and in the meantime the condition of
the country would grow more and more
alarming. The senato should not lock tho
wheels of progress which had been set In
motion in the other end of the cupitol. Mr.
Gordon, In the concluding portion of his
speech, advocated tho repeal of tho 10 per
cent tax on state banks, lie said it was ab
solutely certain that the states might be
widely and properly trusted with a larger
share of responsibility in financial opera
tions. A system of state bank issues could
be made, safe, stable and capable of accom
plishing all tho purposes of domestic trade.
In the house on the 29th Mr. Catchings
called Up the report of tho committee on
rules, reporting tho rules for the present
house. After some discussion, Mr. Catch
ings concedec? there should bo general de
bate and briefly explained the changes mado
in the rules.
"Mr. Kced twitted the democrats upon
thoir partial approval of tho rules of tho
Fifty-first congress, but in a humorous
vein contended they had not gone far
enough. He then. In a more serious man
ner, argued In favor of tiie rights of the
majority, which rights had been firmly
maintained in the Fifty-first congress. Now
the house was in the habit, of dodging meas
ures Instead of meeting them. He criticised
the provision of the rules which, he claimed,
vested the committee on rules with tho au
thority which should lie vested in the
sneaker. Why not adopt rules which would
give the majority control and take away
from the filibusterer his chance to stop the
consideration of a measure. It was butter
to have a speaker to excrciso power in the
full light of public opinion than to exercise
it In thcconimlttece room. .
Then, for the first time this session, the
sneaker took tho floor, having called Mr.
tfioliardson of Tennessee to the chair, and
Tii. . " Ueed. He said there wero
ropllen to ... , .,.-., ., i-,.,i
provWon In t hi report .- w'ro ,akui
substantially from tho rule of tho riiry
firsl congresH. Neither he nor any member
of tho committee ui rules would refrain
from reporting rules slnlply because they
were part of those of the FiHy-first congress.
Vfery much hi tlue rules was to be com
incrideil. tfcr; much' df them' had been by
the country absolutely condSmu"L Mr
Heed, when he stood up before- tha country
and spoke of the rules of the Flf ty-first
congress, failed to speak of the practices
adopted before tho rules were adopted which
were so odious to the country. Applause.
The first action in the Fifty-first which was
odious was not an action under any rule.hut
it was the arbitrary, high-handed action of
the speaker, who acted without authority of
rules or anything else. Applause. When
the charges were made against tho last con
gress, let no one forget that the first charco
was ttiuti .without tho authority of tho
house, without .that of the committee on
rules; the sptaker had exercised a power
that had never been granted hiiii. JAp
plause. Ho had assumed upon himself the
power to count a quorum. The q uest Ion had
gone to tho supreme court and Mr. Reed had
rfever been justified. He had heard Mr.
Keed several times say the .supreme court
had justified hiscourse. The sufircrn-court
had not touched the question. The supreme
court has said the house had the right
to make rules for its own goverment
and to make its own provisions for t lie as
certainment of a quorum, but it had never
said the speaker should make the rules.
In the senate on tiie atith. after the routine
morning business, the bill for the repeal df
the Sherman act was taken up, and Mr.
Sherman (rep. O.) proceeded to address the
senate. On conclusion of his speech fifty
seriiitdi's, hu)re" thah a quorum, having re
spoude,d tb their, panics Sir. Teller (rep.,
Colo) proceeded tvltlt bis speech. He as
sumed (from a newspaper article which he
quoted) that a scheme had been organized
early In the session in New York for the
purposo of creating a financial panic that
would compel, at an extra session, tiie re
peal of the purchasing clause of the Slier
man act. Ho believed that tiie bankers had
Intended to create distress that would com
pel the president to call the congress iu ex
traordinary session and thus secure action,
first oa tho purchasing clause of the Sher
man act, and second, on the issuance of a
largo amountuf government bonds. But the
panic had got away with them. They had
rather overdone the business and had
frighteded the people morctimn they had
Intended to do.
Mr. Mandersori (rep. Neb.) presented a
memorial from till the national banks-of
Omaha, for tho Immediate passagl: of the
bill repealing the purchase clause of the
Sherman act expressing tho belief that such
repeal would go far toward bringing an end
to the present serious financial disturb
ances, and also asking for such. legislation
as shall put gold and silver on a parity.
Other petitions on the samo subject wore
Mr. Cockrell (dem. Mo.) presented resolu
tions adopted at a public meeting held at
the Fifth Avenue hotel. New York, protest
ing against the senseless attacks on the
Shorman law, and demanding the prompt
fulfillment of the pledges of the democratic
national convention for the free coinage of
gold and silver.
In tho house on the 30th. Mr. Breckin
ridge (dem.. Ky.) from the committee on ap
propriations reported tho urgency deficiency-appropriation
bill, which appropriates
fQ,UXi and It was passed,
Mr. Bowers irep.. Cal.) asked consent for
the immediate consideration of a resolution
calling on the attorney general for informa
tion as to whether any action lias been taken
In the case now pending in which the South
ern Pacific railroad has begun action to dis
possess settlers on the public lands.
Tho house then resumed consideration of
the new code of rules.
Mr. Hopkins (rep.. 111.) spoke in favor of
ttn amendment which he proposed to offer at
a suitable timo, having in view tho preven
tion of fillibiistering.
Mr. Kilgore (dem.. Tex.) criticised the rules
of tho ! If ty-first congress. He then pro
ceeded to denounce and ridicule the legisla
tion enacted by the "business congress"
the Fifty-first congress.
Mr. Orovesnor (rep.. O.) defended the rules
of tho'Fifty-first congress and the" decisions
of the speaker thereunder. ,
Mr. Holman (dem.. Ind.) opposed the pro-
Eoscd change In the rules, by which lODmcm
ers are made a quorum of the committee of
Mr. Dinglcy (rep.. Me.) advocated the
adoption of the rules recommended with
the exception of the proposj-d amendment
regarding what Is known a i lie "considera
tion morning hour." which ho said would re
sult in the delay of public business.
Mr. Outliwaite, the now member of the
committee on rules, closed the general de
bate in a brief speech, defending the changes
In tho rules, which have been assailed.
In the senate on the 31st, Mr. Voorhees
moved that the senate proceed to the con
sideration of the house bill to repeal the
Sherman law. Tho motion was agreed to.
Tho bill was taken up and Mr. Wolcott ad
dressed the senate iu opposition to iu Af:
tor considerable persiflage, in wlileli he twit
ted the senators on a change of views on the
silver question to suit the ideas of the ad
ministration, he declared that Mr. Hill's
speech might have been as well made against
sliver, as he knew that free coinage was im
possible by separate act under this admin
istration. Heqoted a former utterance of
Mr. Voorhees to show tho Inconsistency of
that senator on the silver question. He de
clared that Voorhees and Sherman wore for
the first time in accord, that Sherman would
be in fact the chairman of the finance com
mittee Instead of Voorhecs. All the sena
tors know Mr. Cleveland would veto an Inde
pendent silver coinage measure. He hinted
that If this bill passed the free silver men
might vote against protection in anv form.
It seemed unaccountable that in a panic the
banks should object to an increase of
the volume of money. Their plan was
after repeal, to ask and probably get
an Issue of 3I0O.COO.O0O in gold bonds. The
speaker then proceeded to controvert the
argument that there had been an overpro
duction of silver in the world at big profits.
He showed. In the case of Lead vi lie, that
8104,300,000 in silver had been produced at a
cost of SU1,:CO,000, the loss being charged to
only a fair profit by the valueof other pro
ducts. If only the silver states were con
cerned they would acquiesce without protest
but It was a national question, atTcctiugall
parts of the country.
The floor was then taken by Mr. Ca fiery.
His maiden speech in the senate was iu
favojfof tliciinconditional re no al of the pur
serous mo i
chasing clause ofr the ShenTin .act. He
e senator froup: Colorado (3Ir.
he" expected to- smile away the
money .troublesiif the country as
Cervarites had' laughed avra-vchlvalry-and
romance irom cpuin. lie was doomed to sig
nal failure. Ho was proud of the position of
his native state on the money question. "Phe
had alwavs been sound, and If his feeble
effort would avail sho always would be.
The resolutions on the death of Represen
tative Mutchler of Pennsylvania wero laid
before the senate and resolutions expressive
of tho sorrow of the senato wore agrcca tp,
and as a further evidence of respect to Ills
memory, the senato adjourneu
In the house on tho 31st consideration of
tho rules was again had. !..-,
PlClrlsr' amendment to lncreasotnemom
borship 6i the committee on rules was re
Mr. 'Hooker's amendm.eftt to Increase the
membership was also lost. i.. .
On motion orMr. Kllgoro an amenowent
was adopted giving the committee on way
and meaus jurisdiction over all measures to
raise rc"vCnfl. .. . . .
Mr. Hooker intrvM to strike from the rules
the section which refers Ml opposed action
touching the order of business to tho com
mittee on rules. Tho motion wi? lost.
Mr. DeArmond criticised tho ruis of the
Fifty-first congress, but especially crlficiseu
tho decision of Speaker Heed before any
rules had been adopted. Tho then speaker
had counted in quorums In total dlsrcgara
of tho general principles of parliamentary
Aroferenco mado by him to the decision
of tha supremo court brought Mr. Kced to
his feot. who argued that court had sus
tained his actions, and ho said tho time
would come when oven the gentleman from
Missouri wbuld understand what that de
cision was. , i . . .i
Mr. Aldorson spoko in opposition to the
granting of tho speaker too great power and
sent to the clerk's desk and had read certain
extracts from the record of the Flfty-nrst
congress. But the very first extract met
with Mr. Heed's disapproval. It was an ex
cerpt to the effect that Mr. Outhwalte had
objected to having been counted by Spoaker
Heed when ho had not been present. Mr.
Beed said the extract was not correct. The'
gentleman from Ohio (Outliwaite) would
liear him out In saying it was admitted tliero
had been an error and the error had been
corrected. The other extracts were then
read, all criticising Speaker Keed's ruliug
iu the matter of the counting or a quorum.
Mr. Beed said the remarks of the gentle
man from West Virginia were only an echo
of the chorus of the Fifty-first congress, but
he was glad to see these reports were dying
and not increasing. The gentleman from
Wost Virginia had two years ago uplifted
his voice -Tii denunciation of the Fifty-first
congress. After these two years thb gentle
man, by an enormous mental effort and by
tho aid of stenographers and typewriters,
hnd evolved tho remarkable literary collec
tion which tho house had just listened to.
He congratulated West Virginia on having
two such statesmen, one (Mr. Wilson) to lead
the house and the other to bring in the rear.
"Where the Rare Will Start.
Ahkansas Citv. Kas., Aug. 30. Yes
terday 15. S. Harnes telegraphed to Sec
retary Smith asking' if settlers would
be allowed to make the run from the
Chiloeco", Osage and Ponca reservations.
This morning1 he received a telegram
from S. C. Lamcroeaux, land commis
sioner, which settles the question of
points from which the run can finally
The president's proclamation states
that the run shall bo made from a strip
of land 100 feet in width around and
immediately within the outer bounda
ries of the" tintive tract of country to be
opened for settlement. The Indian
reservations of the l'oncfls and Otoos
are all a part of the Cnerokee strip, and
many people had made preparations to
make the run from their boundaries.
The south boundary M the Otoe reser
vation is onlv two miles f rocB he coun
ty scat and land office between l'e"rry
and Wharton, and hundreds of Guthrie
men intended to go to Terry on rfc?
train on the morning of the opening
and walking into the new county seat
claim the choicest lawn lots, arriving
ahead of the horsemen froni the Okla
homa line. In the same manner maiiy
irite"ndd to go from Arkansas City to
the Kansas, .Nzperces and Ponca reser
vations and ih'al the run to Bitter
Creek. Ponca Creek and other impor
tant projected town sites.
The decision of the commissioner has
been looked for on this point for some
days, and his telegram received this
morning effectually settles it, as fol
lows: "The president's proclamation r
perves the Chiloeco, Osage and Ponca
reservations from the lands to bo
opened. I have no authority to grant
parties permission to go thereon."
Pollack's Assailant Again.
Tekre Haute, Ind., Aug. 30. Frank
Bruce, arrested for safe burglary, and
who was identified by detectives from
several cities as a member of the Strat
ton gang of postotlice and mail box
robbers, has now been identified as the
man who shot and robbed Pollack,
the New York diamond salesman, of
S2.",000 worth of diamonds on a
Sioux City fc Pacific train last fall.
Robert Fleming of Missouri Val
ley, la., who was sitting opposite Pol
lack, was sent here by the New York
firm and positively identified Bruce.
After seriously wounding" Pollack.
Bruce seized his satchel, pulled the bell
ccrd, holding the passengers at bay
with his revolver and jumped from the
train when it had slowed up. A Mr.
Mable of Iowa, another passenger, was
also sent here, but was not able to say
that Bruce was the robber. If not con
victed here Bruce will be sent to Iowa
to stand trial. "Kid" McCoy is now
under arrest for the crime, but there is
no doubt in his case.
PLEASED WITH BEPEAE.
Expressions by London Papers oa tha
Proceedings In Congress.
Losdoh, Aug. M. The Westminster
Gazette, Liberal, says to-day concern
ing the passage of the Wilson repeal
bill through the house of representa
tives; "The judicious action of Mr.
Cleveland has assisted largely to
change public sentiment towards the
Sherman act His waiting policy al
lowed the country to pass through
such a bitter experience that it is not
surprising to find a strong opinion in
favor of a reversal of the policy which
has landed the CDuntry in difficulties.
The effect upon business will be felt
The Pall Mall Gazette, William Wal
dorf Astor'a conservative daily, says:
"When confidence and credit are re
stored by the repeal of the pernicious
Sherman act the task of fiscal reform
in the United States will become
Big' Four Salaries Cut Down.
IzroiAXArotis, Ind, -Sept 1. The
employes of the Big Four system of
railroads are an unhappy set of men
on account of the order that salaries
are to be cut The reduction will go
into effect Friday. Tho order will
save the road several hundred thous
and dollars annually. The cut does
not apply to engineers, firemen, J
switchmen, trainmen or to the ahoD. i
track or station laborers, bnt reaches
the officla s and the office men. All
salaries of 13,000 or over will be re
duced 20 per cent, and all under
Sj, 000 and over $i0 per annum will
be reduced 10 per cent, but no salary
will be reduced below SC00 a year. !
President Ingalls cuts his own salary
SI 0,000 a year. Vice-President Oscar j
Murray is reduced 4,000 and E. O.
McCormick will havo 82,000 chopped
Wants the Divorce Set Aside.
Vai.pabai8o, Ind., Sept. 1. Two
months ago Mrs. John Bonham, the
wife of a prominent farmer, applied
for a divorce, whi -h was granted, and
she was given 53,000 alimony. Yeater
day Mr. Bonham filed suit to set aside
the decree, on the ground that he was
unable to be present at the trial. He
also charges her with having- had a
husband living at the time of her
marriage and with other serious nala
demeanors. The affair has caused a
First National Bank
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