The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 12, 1899, Image 1

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The Week
The closing cay's session or the sea
ate on the 31st was called to order at
9:15 by Lieutenant Governor Gilbert
Prayer by the caaplaia was preceded
by the senate singinsr a verse of
The consideration of house bill No.
501, the general appropriation bill, was
resumed. Appropriation ttems for the
state institutions, as they passed the
house, were reduced in the sums nam
ed: Hospital for insane at Norfolk: Fuel
and lights, 114.000 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.-Increased
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 reductions.
Slaving no committee report or infor
mation on which to base their action.
There was consequently much calling
for 'information," and much unsatis
fying disputation as to the several
Seaator Prout moved to reconsider
the vote cutting out the items of $3,000
Tor 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, on
roll call received 17 yeas and 9 says,
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
$40,000 for the erection of a fire-aroof
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 superintend
ent of the boys reform school at Kear
ney, was passed with the emercency
House roll No. 385. the Detwcller bill
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 morning.
Friday's session or tne senate con
tinued into Sunday. At 9 o'clock on
that day bills on third reading were
proceeded with.
The conference committee on house
roll No. 444. the salaries appropriation
bill, reported making the following
recommendations: That the senate
recede from its amendment raising the
adjutant general's salary from $1,200
to $1,500 and substitute therefor $1,350;
recede from the amendments raising
the salaries of the deputy secretary of
state and deputy superintendent of
public instruction from $1,500 to $1,600,
and the salary of the superintendent of
the feeble-minded institute at Beatrice
from $1,800 to $2,000. substituting
therefor $1,900; recede from the
amendment cutting off the salary of
$500 per year for the stenographer in
the labor commissioner's office, and to
allow the insurance bureau a stenogra
pher at $800 per annum.
On motion of Senator Prout the re
port of the conference committee was
agreed to.
The order of bills on third reading
was resumed and the following bills
were passed:
House roll No. 183. providing that
railroad employes shall not be on duty
to exceed eighteen consecutive hours
without being allowed a period of rest
House roll No. 65, to license and reg
ulate junk dealers, pawnbrokers, chat
tel loaners, etc.
House roll No. 318. to require the
equipment of hotels, public halls and
buildings with fire escapes.
House roll No. 470, for the relief of
William C. Peterson.
House roll No. 413. reducing th2
number of justices of the peace in Lin
coln from three to two.
House roll No. 254, relating to action
to recover title.
House roll Wo. 18, Olmstead's bill
to "prevent corrupt practices at elec
tions." House roll No. 50, providing that the
term of school board members snail
begin May L
On motion, the resolutions condem
natory of Colonel Stotsenburg, adopted
early in the session, were expunged
by a vote of 24 yeas to 1 nay.
The conference committee reported.
saying that the joint committee could
not recede from the senate amend
ment raising university -salaries from
$210,000 to $242,500. The report was
adopted by unanimous vote.
The senate went into committee of
the whole on house rolls Nos. 603. 600
and 457, Senator Prout in the chair.
A second time the clerk of the house
appeared, announcing the rejection of
the conference committee report, and
the appointment by tha jody of a new
The committee of the whole report
ed. Senator Rocke moved not to con
cur in the senate -amendment to house
" roll No. 603, relating to beet sugar
bounties. The motion prevailed by a
vive voce vote. There was no demand
for a roll call.
A motion by Senator Newell not to
concur in the items of newsoaper
claims for printing constitutional
amendments prevailed.
Senator Sponn moved to non-concur
in the items allowing the chicory
bounty of $17,800. The motion was
vehemently opposed by Senator Han
nibal and Senator Prout Roll call
was demanded and the vote on the
motion to non-concur resulted in 12
yeas and 18 nays, a strict party vote
save that Senators Currie. Newell and
Van Dusen voted with the fusionists
in the affirmative. The motion was
lost and the report of the committee
of the whole was adopted as amended.
House roll No. 457. for the relief of
Thurston county, was passed.
.House roll Nc , the district clerk
salary hill, was passed.
House roll No. 551. the general ap
propriations bilV, was passed with th.
emergency clau'-e.
At 2:30 Sunday morning the senate
was still in session.
The senate got through with its
labors Sunday evening about 6 o'clock.
Lieutenant Governor Gilbert made
a short speech la which he expressed
his appreciation of the kindly sentl
ments the senators had shown they
entertained for him, but said he Would
not say all he had oh tap on account
of the lateness of the hour.
The day and the latter part of last
night has been one of weary waiting,
for most of the members and the large
majority did not care to stand it, and
left for home.
In the house on the 30th standing
committees reported to the general file
S. F. 249, 201, 213, 216. 281. 287. 330. 275.
ill, 257. 187. 199. 137. 170 and 303.
In committee of the whole S. F. 160,
Prout'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 be subject to check, was
indefinitely postponed.
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
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 forfr;
closure of the same, was recommended
for passage
h. F. 133, by Senator Arenas, chang
ing the time of election of village trus
tees, was recommended for passage.
S. F. 62, by Senator Fowler of Fil
more. amending section 103G. 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 mo-ed 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 266.
The sifting committee reported that
the following bills be advanced to third
reading: S. F. 41. 302, 17C, 131, 231, 211.
212, 214, 61. 35. 277 and 33S.
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 motion
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
ing now 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 reciments. 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
66 to 4.
A vote of thanks to Speaker Clark
was given. The members 'lrifted
out" for supper.
The report of the committee tuat
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
without recommendation.
The report, which covered twenty-
four typewritten pages, was signed by
all members of the committee and was
adopted without a dissenting vote.
At fifteen minutes after midnight
the house took a recess until 9 o'clock
Saturday morning.
The house, like the senate, continued
Friday's session into Sunday morning.
Taylor of Custer moved that the
house committee be instructed to agree
upon f 220,000'Yor the university. Prince
of Hall moved to amend that it be
made $230,000. Burns of Lancaster
amended this by making it $225,000.
After further discussion the amend
ments were withdrawn and the motion
by Taylor was adopted.
S. F. Z5, by Senator Holbrook of
Dodge, to regulate tha organization
and operation of mutual benefit asso
ciations and life insurance companies,
failed to pass with the emergency
clause by a vote of 53 to 10. Those
voting against the bill were: Anderson,
Broderick, Carter. Hicks. McCracken,
McGinley, Olmsted and Shore. On the
second call the bill was passed without
the emergency clause by a vote of 63
to 3.
The report of the committee appoint
ed to investigate Prof. Gillespie's con
nection with the Deaf and Dumb in
stitute at Omaha, exonerating Mr. Gil
lespie, was presented at this time ana
caused a little flutter and some nnno-
sition. but was adopted by a vote or
51 to 28.
The question of overtime for em
ployes came up again and Pollard of
Cass moved that the matter be left
to the judgment of the speaker of the
house and the timekeeper.
Burman moved to amend that the
speaker be instructed to sign all claims
for overtime. .
On roll call the motion by Burman
was defeated .by a vote of 15 to 55 and
themotion by Pollard was adopted. Tha
house members then went, to supper.
The house did not concur in, the
amendments of the senate to house roll
No. 501 and a conference committee
was appointed, consisting of Thomp
son of Merrick, Prince and Wyman.
During the evening. resolution Was
sent in, signed by the employes of the
house, presenting Beverly with a gold
headed cane and Burman with a silver
water set Both responded in appro
priate speeches-.
House roll No. 600 was passed. The
conference committee reported that it
had reached an agreement on several
amendments. The amount for living
expenses at the Norfolk- asylum was
made $40,000 instead of $35,000. The
amount for the hospital at Grand -Island
was made $12,500 instead of $10,
000. At the Kearney reform school
$1,000 cut off by the senate committee
was restored. The item for employes'
wages at the Grand Island home was
replaced at $12,000 instead of $8,000.
House roll No. 600 was passed after
The conference committee on house
roll No. 501, the general appropriation
bill, agreementjxad.
been reached shortly after midnight
The amendments were reread and the
report of the committee was adopted
without division. A committee com
posed of Pollard, Myers ana Mem
minger was named to wait on the gov
ernor and see if he had any further
communications to make.
At 12:30 the claims bill came over
from the senate and the house refused
to concur in the senate amendments.
A conference committee consisting of
Beverly, Harkson and Tanner was
At 2:15 the conference committee
came back to the house and the joint
report on house roll No. 603 was read.
The report of the committee was
adopted, except the newspaper claims,
upon which a new conference com
mittee was appointed, consisting of
Prince, Weaver and Evans.
At 6:12 Sunday evening the com
mittee of the house reported that the
house had concluded its labors and
was ready for final adjournment A
few minutes later the committee on
enrolled and engrossed bills reported
that it had delivered the remaining
bills to the governor for his signature.
Senators Talbot, Smith and Reynolds
were appointed as a committee to
notify the house that the senate had
completed its labors and was ready to
adjourn. After thanking the members
for their courtesies and kind consid
eration for the chair during the ses
sion, the speaker declared the house
adjourned sine die.
No New Campaign.
WASHINGTON, April 6. If General
Otis is maturing plans for another
campaign against the insurgents in the
vicinity of Calumpit as indicated in
the press dispatches from Manila, he.
has not so informed the War depart
ment In fact, the general has not
thought it needful to communicate with
the department for two days.
While it may be necessary to send
troops against the insurgents who have
gathered at Calumpit, it is not thought
Aguinaldo has any great force.
Omaha Charter BUI Vetoed.
LINCOLN. Neb., April 6. Governor
Poynter transmitted to the secretary of
state house roll No. 385. amending the
Omaha charter, without his approval.
This action has been taken after a
long and careful study of the bill.
Visiting delegations from Omaha sup
porting and opposing the bill were
attentively listened to, telegrams and
letters almost without number having
been considered before action war
Britain Accepts the Plan.
WASHINGTON, April 6 Lord Sal
isbury has accepted the plan proposed
by Germany for the settlement of the
Samoan trouble by the appointment of
a tripartite commission. The accept
ance is on the broad principle only and
the details of the arrangement are
yet to be agreed upon. As the United
States has already accepted the een
eial proposition there is no longer any
doubt as to the organization of the com
Assaalts an Editor.
EMPORIA, Kas., April 7. Colonel
L. Severy, defeated candidate for may
or on the citizens' ticket, today as
saulted William A. White, editor of the
Gazette, knocking him down twice with
a cane. Editor White, in last night's
paper, abused Savery for running on
the citizens' ticket after being de
feated for nomination in the repub
lican convention. White was cut on
the forehead and hand. William A.
White is a well known author and
newspaper mac.
Alaska Calling for Relief.
WASHINGTON. April 7. Acting
Secretary Meiklejohn stated today that
owing to the numerous stories of desti
tution and suffering in Alaska which
are being received at the department
orders have been issued to Captain
Abercrombie. commanding the Copper
river expedition, to hurVy his departure
as much as nossible. A telegram re
ceived today from that officer indicated
that the expedition will leave Seattle
on the 12th inst
Kodak Caased HI Death
uel M. Graham, well known throughout
rpntral Pennsylvania, was instantly
killed near this place today while
attempting to get a kodak- picture of
a large stumn. which was about being
blown out of th ground with dyna
mite, a sliver strikine him on the neck
and nely cutting his head from the
bodv. He was a member of the firm
of Graham, Herd & Co.
Hobart a tittle Better.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 7.
Vice President Hobart was a little bet
ter last night He rested easy through
out the day and was benefitted by it
but has not rallied from his relapse of
several days ago sufficient to indicate
when Jie will be about again. He is
still kept in bed, and every effort Is
being made to have him take the com
plete rest essential to his recovery. His
physician is now visiting him twice a
day, as against once 'before today.
Rented Oat of Dagapaa.
MANILA, April 6.-The cruiser
Charleston, which has been cruising
along the west coast of Luzon, to the
north, sent a boat in shore near Dagu
pan last Tuesday to make soundings.
The rebels opened fire, wounding a
United States officer. The cruiser
thereupon bombarded the town, the
insurgents evacuating it
One of Joseph Chote's peculiari
ties is told -by a friend who declares
that whenever Mr. Choate was study
ing over, or "working up" a case, he j orize the organization and regulate the
became extremely nervous, had to i conduct of mutual insurance compa
ltave absolute solitude until his work ! nles to insure against loss of hogs by
was done and would sit for hours at I fcta by disease,
his desk without food. J House roll 59. by Lemar. changing
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ture Ha Been Affixed jf
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Tea Days.
The following bills have been signed
(by Governor Poynter during the
aion and up till Thursday: 3
House roll No. 113, by ThompsonWf
derrick, annronriatine $90,000 for Ike
payment of members, officers and
ployes of the legislature.
House roll 121, by Thompson of
rick, appropriating $40,000 for the pi
ment of the incidental expense! Jr
House roll 351, by Zellers, appropri
ating $1,500 for an emergency fund to
be used by the state board of health in
the suppression of epidemics and the
prevention of diseases with the pro
vision that the appropriation shall be
available for expenses already in
curred in this manner.
House roll 171, by Clara, providing
a one-mill levy for the use of the state
House roll No. 18, by Mann, to make
plowing on the public highway a mis
demeanor. House roll 170, by Armstrong, to au
thorize the state board of health to ap
point a board of examiners of embalm
ing in the state and proviaing penal
ties for violation of the act.
House roll 37, by Easterling, re-enacting
the law relating to obtaining
money under false pretenses and ad
ding a provision that the same shall
apply to persons defrauding corpora
tions, associations and partnerships.
House roll 31, by Evans, removing
from section 602, civil code, relating to
modifications of judgments by district
judges, the provision concerning mar
ried women.
House roll 24, by Lane, amending
section 26. chapter 34, compiled stat
utes, a curative bill.
House roll 156, by Wilcox, to fix the
tax on decs in cities of the second
class from 1 to $3.
House roll 84, by Elwood, repealing
the law providing a bounty on the cul
tivation of timber, sections 10 and 11,
chapter 2, article 4, compiled statutes.
House roll 153, by Jansen, repealing
chapter 33. compiled statutes relating
to destruction of grasshoppers.
House roll 55, by Prince, to amend
section 10, chapter 44. compiled stat
tites, reducing interest on state war
rants from 5 to 4 per cent.
House roll 197. by lmar. to legalize
acknowledgments and oaths hereto
fore taken and administered by com
missioners of deeds.
House roll 93. by Weaver, to amend
section 601. a civil code, providing tnat
in cases of original jurisdiction in the
supreme court, a complete record may
be waived.
House roll 252, by Nesbit. to amend
sections 14. 15, 16, chapter 45, compiled
statutes, to permit cities of the second
class to issue bonds for street improve
ment House roll 88 by Weaver, an act
concerning the compensation of re
ceivers providing that they may be
paid by salary or on a per centage on
cash received and properly accounted
for by them.
House roll 187, by provide
that all fire insurance policies writ
ten and covering property in the state
shall be countersigned and issued only
by a duly authorized agent, resident
of the state.
House roll 390, by Young, appropriat
ing money belonging to tue state nor
mal school library fund for the pur
chase of books for the library of said
House roll 362, by Weaver, to locate
the state fair permanently at Lincoln.
House roll 43, by Grandstaff, amend
ing section 208. of the criminal code,
relating to adultery.
House roll No. 68. by Beverly, to
limit and regulate the employment of
children in manufacturing, mechani
cal, and mercantile establishments,
fixing the age limit at ten years and at
fourteen years under certain condi
tions. House roll 192, by Beverly, regulat
ing and limiting the hours of employ
ment of females in manufacturing, me
chanical, industrial and mercantile es
tablishments. House roll 189, by Zellers. limiting
the levy in certain school districts 10
fin amount that will bring in not to ex
ceed $400 annually.
House roll 191. by Weaver, re-enacting
the insurance laws.
House roll 517. by Meyers, to amend
section 68, chapter 17, article 1, com
piled statutes, defining the boundaries
or sarpy county.
House roll No. 155. by Wilcox, to
amend sections 19 and 24, chapter 93a,
article 3, compiled statutes, to permit
irrigation bond coupons and warrants
to be applied on taxes.
House roll 240. by Detweiler, permit
ting the school board in metropolitan
cities to make the school levy instead
of the city council.
House roll 271, by Olmstead. to estab
lish a state barbers' examining board
and to regulate the oractice of har-
House roll 295, by committee on sol
diers' home, appropriating $13,500 for
the purchase of the site of the soldiers'
home at Milford.
House roll 363, by Meyers, the com
pulsory education bill.
House roll 297, by Pollard, to amend
section 340, chapter 2. compiled stat
utes, increasing the appropriation for
the state horticultural society to $2,500.
House roll No. 418, by Grafton, an-
propriating $5,000 for a standpipe and
for heating and lighting apparatus at
the Peru normal school.
House roll 623 by Thompson of Mer
rick at request of governor, appropri
ating $2,000 as an emergency fund for
the use of the members of the First
regiment at Manila.
House roll 22, by Lane, to amend
sections 30 and 31, chapter 23, entitled
guardians and wards, curative bill.
House roll 610, by Grafton, appropri
ating $25,000 for the purchase of an
executive mansion.
House roll 585, by Easterling, author
izing ine governor to appoint the sup
erintendent of the Kearney industrial
House roll 183, by Wilcox, limiting
the hours of employment of certain
railway employes.
House roll 254, by Olmstead. provid
ing that there shall be no limit to the
time a city; county, township or village
may begin action for the recovery of
me uue or possession of any public
road, or lots or grounds.
House roll 285, by Olmstead. to auth-
time for members at boards of educa
tion to take tdeir seats from July to
May. passed with the emergency
clause. I
8. F. 189, by Reynolds, providing for
the registration, leasing, selling, and
general management of the educational
lands of Nebraska.
S. F. 62; by Fowler, providing that in
ceeds 20d, it may be eertifled from
justice to district court:
.S: F. 1S3; by Arends, fixing the time
of election of different members of
town board trustees in alternative
S. F. 257. by Holbrook, providing that
where bridges cross streams dividing
counties they shall be jointly main
tained. a F. 287. by Talbot, providing that
voting machines may be used at the
option of the electors of cities and
S. F. 44, by Miller, to punish cattle
stealing and punish persons receiving
or buying stolen cattle and to punish
all persons harboring or concealing
cattle thieves.
K S. F. 120, by Spohn, to permit cities
o. the second class to purchase, re-
itc. uy uunauun, 10 improve, main
tain and control parks.
S. F. 41, by Currie, to provide free
attendance at public high schools of
non-resident pupils.
S. F. 281. by Prout. authorizing the
governor to provide for the presenta
tion 'of medals to tne officers and men
of the First, Second, and Third regi
ments and troop K. U. S. volunteer
cavalry, in the Spanish-American war.
S. F. 161, by Fowler, to provide for
the use of all funds collected bjr coun
ties under the old free high school law
by transferring them to the new free
high school fund.
S. F. 35, substitute by committee on
insurance, providing a system of fees
for assessment companies and regulat
ing mutual benefit companies.
S. F. J31, by Van Dusen, providing
when school boards shall take their
seats, fixing salaries of secretaries,
S. F. 8, by Farrell, to require school
boards to provide' suitable water clos
ets. S. F. 46. by Alexander, relating to
offenses against the killing of game.
S. F. 50. by Allen, for the transfer
jof state funds unused to the general
S. F. 28, by Fowler, repeal of the
statutes relating to arrest before or
after judgment
S. F. 33, by Talbot, preventing dis
trict judges from practicing at attor
neys. S. F. 20, by Holbrook. for cities of
the second class to pay off outstanding
S. F. 103, by Steele, permitting coun
ty attorneys to follow county cases into
other counties on change of venue.
S. F. 132, by Van Dusen. fixing the
salary of county surveyors lh Lancas
ter and Douglas counties.
S. F. 203. by Newell, making the of
fices of city attorney and marshal
elective offices in cities of the second
S. F. 133, by Holbrook. authorizing
mutual insurance companies to insure
country churches, parsonages and
school houses.
S. F. 136, by Crow, making does per
sonal property.
S. F. 143, by Prout, curative act
S. F.J19, by Prout, curative act.
S. F. 140. by Prout, curative act
S. F. 124, by Reynolds, curative act
S. F. 117. by Prout, curative act
S. F. 113, by Prout, curative act
S. F. 96, by Prout. curative act.
S. F. 18, by Talbot, authorizing or
ganization of mutual guarantee bond
companies to insure the fidelity of per
sons not state, county or city officer.
S. F. 58. by Talbot, relating to regis
tration of county bonds.
S. F. 80, by Owens, relating to trans
fer of personal property under mort
gage. S. F. 93, by Prout, curative act.
S. F. 97. by Prout. curative act.
S. F. 144, by Prout, curative act.
S. F. 145, by Prout. curative act.
S. F. 150, by Rocke, curative act.
S. F. 151, by Rocke, curative act.
S. F. 156, by Prout, curative act
S. F. 157. by Prout, curative act.
S. F. 155. by Prdtlt, curative act.
S. F. 153. by Prout. curative ant
S. F. 125, by Reynolds, curative act
S. F. 1J.6, by Reynolds, curative act.
S. F. 127, by Talbot, an amendment
to the Lincoln charter authorizing e
paving, relating to sidewalk contracts
and requiring street railway compa
nies to lay center-bearing or "T" rails.
S. F. 129, by Talbot, curative act
The following measures were passed
by both branches of the legislature and
await the pleasure of the chief execu
tive: Senate file 22, by Noyes. making com
missioners in counties not under town
ship organization elected at large, af
fecting Dougfrs county particularly.
Senate file 13, by Van Dusen, provid
ing for registration previous to primary
Senate file 176, by Steele, authorizing
the auditor to license insurance brokers
for companies not doing business in the
House roll 347, by Fisher, creating a
state registry of brands and marks, a
state brand and mark committee and
providing for brands and marks on
live stock.
House roll 210, by Burman. regulat
ing the control of building and loan as
House roll 431, by Hathorn, providing
that county funds may oe deposited in
banks to receive 2 per cent interest
and that officers of the banks receiving
same may not sign the depository
House roll 184. by Olmstead. to pre
vent corrupt practices at elections.
House roll 392. by Detweiler, Omaha
charter bill, providing manner of elect
ing a police judge.
House roll 413, by Clark, reducing the
justices of the peace and constables in
the city of Lincoln from three to two.
House roll 53, by Zellers, amending
the Australian ballot law, by providing
that the blanket ballot provision shall
be eliminated and that the old form
of ballot shall be resumed.
House roll 385, by Detweiler, an
Omaha charter bill.
House roll 501, bill appropriating tha
current expenses of the legislature.
The relatives and friends of com
rany C at Beatrice declared that they
would not wait for the state svem
ment to send a greeting to the boys in
the Philippines, and Trhen a Donular
subscription was started for the pur
pose of defraying the expenses of a
cablegram, more than enough was se
cured in a few moments. The message
was filed, which said that we were all
proud of the company and full of sym
pathy for the wounded.
True independence never merges
into Iso.rci-.T but ula-Iiy vcl ;:
every aid from every snarinjcot in
servile and indolent subjection, but
as the growing plant welcomes the
warm sun and the refreshing rain, by
which it is to gain in strength, is
beauty, and in fruitfulness.
1 nun
Nebraska Soldiers Headed for
Their Native Land.
iegai Witt BrfftiTneai fram Cuba to the
Vn,iit SUtea-foriT-Nlhta Iowa I
Coating Along Scaadla Aftnm iari
Francisco with Men from Manila.
WASHINGTON' April 8. The
department is fnftrm4 that the trans
port Logan is loading the Third Ne
braska at Havana and the Safl Anto
nio part of the Forty-ninth Iowa.
The Havana will soon take alwwrd
the Sixth Missouri and the Thomas is
on its way to load the Thirts-first
Michigan. .
..Theae troops will all be mustered
out on the Atlantic coast.
transport Scandia arrived at Quaran
tine today from Manila with sixty-iour
time-expired and discharged soldiers
and the bodies df four officers who fell
fighting In the Philippines.
The remains brought back are those
of Colonel Smith of the Tennessee reg
iment, who died of apoplexy as he was
leading his men to the attack on Ma
nila; Captain D. S. Elliott of th
Twentieth Kansas' regiment,- killed on
February 20 at Caloocan by a sharp
shooter; Major McConville of the Idaho
regiment, who fell while charging at
the head of his men on the trenrhes
before Caloocan; and Lieutenant
French of the First North Dakota, who
was killed at the same place.
Lieutenant Swaze, First California
regiment, and Captain Murpny of the'
Fourteenth infantry, were also o
board the transport, the former return
ing to be mustered out and the-latter
is under orders to proceed to Washing
ton. The following number of men from
the regiments were on the Scandia:
Colorado, 4; Nebraska. 4; Oregdli, 5;
California, 2; Minnesota, 5; Eighteenth
infantry. 5; hospital corps, 1; Four
teenth infantry, 4; Fourth cavalry, 4;
Twenty-third infantry, three; Idaho, 2;
Third artillery, 5; Washington, 1; sig
nal corps, 1; California heavy artil
lery, 1; Tennessee, 1; Montana, 1;
Pennsylvania, 1; U. S. S. Petrel, 1;
Kansas, 1; South Dakota, 1.
The Ohio is reported to have sailed
from Nagasaki on March 25.
The following volunteers soldiers re
'turned on the Scandia:
Charles Wilson, company A.
E. G. Harwood, company G.
D. C. Cochran, company B.
John Williams, company (i.
First Colorado:
. I. H. Dean, company G. N
J. McD. Hoyt, company A.
Corporal Guy Mcintosh, cdmpany K.
H. A. Lyers, company B.
First South Dakota:
H. N. McKenney, company H.
Thirteenth Minnesota:
R. L. Moore, company C.
C. J. Rustad, company F.
J. M. Hayes, company B.
B. F. Gubesing. company G.
I. W. Short, company L.
G. F. Enny. company L.
Tenth Pennsylvania:
Corboral E. C cnmninr tt
first Idaho:
J- W. Frederick, combanv B.
Harry McConville, dohipany ft.
First Tennessee:
Sergeant Major G. J. Sraltn.
Twentieth Kansas:
Corporal J. S. Elliott, company G.
Supplied for Dewey. Fleet.
WASHINGTON. April 8. Admiral
Dewey has cabled the Navy depart
ment asking that six months' engi
neering supplies be sent to him at Ma
nila. The department will probably
use the Buffalo, now on its way to
New York, for the carriage of these
stores. The admiral's request is an
Indication of his belief that it will not
be possible to materially diminish the
American fleet in the Philippines in
the near future.
It is said at the Navy department
that the collier Scindia. now at San
Francisco, is to be extensively re
paired so that it cannot be sent to
Samoa or Manila for several months
at least. So far as the department
knows the collier Abarenda at Nor
folk is the onlv government vessel
that will go to Paaeo Pago.
Over the Grave of Hb Wife.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., April 8.
Henry De Wolfe, editorial writer for
the Evening Reporter for the last four
years, committed suicide oy shooting
yesterday, near the grave of his wife,
who was buried in South Bridge. He
had evidently been holding a flower
plucked from his wife's grave, as he
sat beside the road preparing for the
fatal act. He was 43 years of age.
Bantings Declines the Directorship.
WASHINGTON, April 8. General
Russell Hastines has declined th
president's appointment as director of
the Bureau of American Republics. The I
executive committee of the oureau met
at the state department this morning
and after accepting the declination re
instated Mr. Frederick Emory as tem
porary director.
The New Battleship "Nebraska."
WASHINGTON, April 8. The presi
dent has authorized the battleships and
armored cruisers which the law re
quired to be named after states to be
named the Pennslyvania, New Jersey.
Georgia, West Virginia, Nebraska and
The six cruisers which are to be
named after cities are to be named
the Denver, Des Moines, Chattanooga,
Galveston, Tacoma and Cleveland.
This Combine "Will Stick.
PITTSBURG, April 8. The Dispatch
tomorrow will say: From a reliable
source it is ascertained that Philip l)
Armour, the Chicago packer, is trying
to consolidate the .glue concerns of the
country. It is estimated that it will
take about $20,000,000 to buy up all the
glue factories. In western Pennsylva
nia millions of dollars are invested in
the industry and it gives employment
to thousands of men.
Preparing- for the Censas.
WASHINGTON, April 8. Director
Merriam of the Census bureau has de
termined upon the number of enumera
tion districts in the different states.
For the most part the districts are left
as provided in the census law identi
cal with congressional districts. Enu
meration districts are allowed Nebras
ka and Iowa to correspond with con
gressional districts,-while South Da
kota is allowed two census districts,
the Missouri river being the dividing
line. Wyoming represents one enum
eration district
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NEW YORK. April 8. A disastrous
fire visited the wealthiest aectioa of
this city during the early morning
hours of yesterday and caused the
death "of thirteen persons. Nine or ten
persdns were Injured, one of whom
will die. A mother and her three lit
tle children peri-d. The list of dead
is almost equally divided between peo
ple of unusual wealth and servants.
The fire spread so rapidly that it gave
fc chance of escape. The amoaat of
damag to property Is estimated at
about $220,Wa,
The fire originate at.the ccrner of
Sixty-seventh street an Fifth avenue
in the house occupied by Wallace C.
Andrews, president of-the New Yoak
Steam Heating company.
TheYe were in the house fourteen.
perot' fast asleep. How the fire origi
nated is titt a mystery, though it
seems tolerably certain that an explo
sion of some kind Ofctttrei. twt what
ever was the cause the fcUMS gained
hold with such rapidlty'that only two
escaped from the building. One of
these is so oadly injured that she kas
no chance of surviving. The fire com
municated to Sixty-ninth street and in
the house of Albert J. Adams a servant
was burned to death, thus bringing' the
total of victims to thirteen. So
thoroughly did the flames do their
work that when the gutted Andrews
house was searched the corpses were
so charred as to be almost beyond iden
tification. The names of the dead were ascer
tained more from certain knowledge of
these1 who were in the bouse over night
than ftff the traces of the living image
that they retained.
The fires were Mi tile home of Wal
lace C. Andrews, president of the New
York Steam Heating conlpanjr, at No.
2 East Sixty-seventh street. 94 In the
hom 6f Albert J. Adams at No. t East
Sixty-nirifft street The fire started In
Andrew's house And the Adams resi
dence caught later ill iht. morning. The (
nrsi nre was discovered a boat 2 a. m.
A policeman was passing in front of
the Havemeyer residence in East Siaty
sixth street when he heard an ex
plosion and saw a great flash of light
ori Sixty-seventh street He ran thith
er with all speed. When he arrived
the flames Were shooting out of the up
per floors of the Andrews house. They
leaped half way across the street The
policeman tried to get into the house
to arouse the occupants. He was driv
en back by the flames. He then turned
in an alarm and returning got tne peo
ple out of V. H. Rothschild's hoase,
which is close by.
Around the corner of Sixty-seventh
street and Fifth avenue are the homes
of some of New York's wealthiest men.
Next to the Adacs house, which was
a handsome four-story brownstone af
fair, Is the splendid home of H. O. Ar
mour of the Chicago firm of packers.
Next to that is the home of Perry Bel
mont Directly opposite this is the
house of George J. Gonld.
With the arrival of the first engine
company the value of the property
threatened was apparent and a second
and later a third alarm were turned In.
While some of the firemen fought
the flames with hose and chemicals
others rushed into the Rothschilds
bouse and from there into the And
rews home, by way of t-e rear win
dows. But they were even then too
late, for in the middle room of the
third floor the firemen stumbled over
the bodies of Mrs. St. Jonn and Wal
lace, her 3-year-old child. The child
was dead, but Mrs. St. John was still
alive and gasping for breath. A flre
man picked her ap and staggered with
her to the Rothschilds house, but she
died ds she was being carried in.
Mrs. St John, her three children and
two servants, Kat Downing and Maria
Roth, were all on the third floor. Mr.
St. John, who is the treasurer of the
New York Steam Heating oomany
and a brother of Mrs. Andrews, was
not at home during the fire and had not
been notified of his great loss as late
at 6 o'clock in the morning. Mr. An
drews and his wife occupied the middle
room on the second floor. There, two
hours later, their bodies were found
clasped in each other's arms. They
were so charred as to be almost be
yond recognition.
Later. About o'clock the firemen
had sufficient mastery over the fire
to permit of a search of the Andrew's
house. They found the bodies of twe
St. John children and the bodies of
what are thought to be the two ser
vants, Marie Roth and Kate Downing.
At 11:15 o'clock the firemen found
Mr. Andrews body. It was badly
burned and parts of the legs were
At 3 o'clock the workers in th de
bris found a body which was identi
fied later by a dentist as that of Mre.
Caternmrnt Formally Invited.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The State
department has received the formal in
vitation from the government of the
Netherlands to participate in the dis
armament conference to be held at
The Hague, beginning May 18. Up
to this time the only thing in the na-
ture of an invitation
issued to the
Powers was the letter from the czar
and it is said that some restriction.
caused by the objection of the Italian
government to an invitation to the
pope, has delayed the issue of the
formal invitations.
-layti to Withdraw Paper Moary.
WASHINGTON. April 8. The state
department has been informed that the
Haytien government has laid a sur
tax of 25 per cent upon all importa
tions, the proceeds to be applied to
the gradual withdrawal of the paper
money now in circulation in Hayti.
Bondholders Mast Pay Oars.
COLUMBUS, O., April 8. It is stated
on apparently good authority that the
proposed reorganization of the Colum
bus, Sandusky & Hocking Railway
company is not found practicable, and
a new plan is being developed. The old
plan leaves no alternative but for thosa
who hold bonds to pay up their assess
ments. It is said that Judge Taft of the
United States court will not consent
to an order of sale under that plan now.
CARACAS, Venzuela, April 8. Thn
American war ships commanded by
Rear Admiral Sampson have been re
ceived with enthusiasm at La Guayra.
President Andrade yesterday gave a
dinner and a ball to the admiral, his
officers and the United States minister.
F. B. Loomis. The president has also
decorated the admiral and several of
his officers with the order of Bolivar.
PONCE. Island of Porto Rico. April
8. General Russell A. Alger, the sec
retary of war. who arrived here on
Wednesday on board theUnited States
transport Ingalls. has met with an en
thusiastic reception. He visited the
schofrl yesterdav morning, discussed
island affairs with merchants and ag
riculturists at the principal club dur
ing the afternoon and attended a ban
quet at the French hotel at night.
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