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Passage By the Senate of the Forceless
Commission Measure.
A Whole Afternoon Spoilt In Consid
ering tlio Location of the Sol-
UlcrH * Home IIouso Work
on Appioprlatlons.
Scnnto Proceeding.
LINCOLN , Neb , March 3.- [ Special Tele
gram to the HUB. ] The senate litst took up
consideration of thoMr. .Majors' protest Mr.
Keekley moved that It be expunged from the
Mr. Hrown seconded , because the protest
charged the legislature with back pay grab
bing when the people had expressed their
will at the ballot box favorable to the ques
tion.Mr. . Vamlemark said : "Let It stand as a
monument for his shame , Icnorance and
cowardice. The gentleman wants to en
cumber our jouinals with this protest , yet ho
voted for the original proposition to recount
the ballots and aiithorl/o by law the proceed
ings Just closed. Now ho wishes this protest
spread upon the records , that ho may icfer to
It at some future day for campaign powder.
Let It stand as a monument of Inconsistency
and shame.
Mr. Casper had opposed the amendment In
joint convention because ho had not fully
looked Into the matter. He had since found
that his county had voted largely lor the
amendment and also that the committee ap
pointed to recount the balloU vvcro prejudiced
against the amendment. Ho was now confi
dent that the people wanted the twenty day
extension and hence theio was no ground lor
the charge of back pay giabblnir. Ho was
not opposed to a protest , but ho was opposed
to that charge and to the senate swallowing
the done without a murmcr. It was a direct
Insult to every member of the senate.
Mr. Lindsay held that the senate had no
right as a body to say that explanation of a
vote In the joint convention should go upon
the recoids of the senato.
Mr. Snell opposed the motion to expunge.
There was nothing In the protest to Injure
him or anyone else.
Mr. Majors said he had nothing further to
say as to the protest. Ho made It because ho
thought It was right and proposed to
stand by It. lie resented the imputation of
the gentleman trom Saunders
Impunglng his motives. Ho bad
stood up tour veais in
defense of his country before Just such men
as ho , and had never yet been accused of
cowardice. It was true that ho voted for the
bill authort/lng the iceount , but the Ideas ox-
juessed In his protest vvero the result of a
better understanding and a further study of
thecas'i. It was not In the mouth of any mai >
who stood In a senator's place on this
lloor , and was charitably recogni/ed as
a senator to say that ho was a coward. No
man who had long and notoriously embodied
the characteristics ot an Imbecile uaied stand
before him with the clmiges of cowardice.
He would resent It as an individual and as
a senator.
'Iho protest was oxpungcd from the record.
The bill appropiiatltig feW \ ( bO for the icllct
of Chas. A. Johnson was passed and the
senate took a recess till 'J o'clock.
AKIUI.VOON srssiov.
A communication iiuiuiltl/ciis of Mllford ,
Seward county , was lead. It offers acres
of land on the banks ot the beautiful liluo ,
Including springs , natural lake , Umbel , etc. .
also 0,000 as an Inducement for the soldleis'
homo to be located there.
Mr. Wilghtlot Sew aril offered a resolution
agreeing to extend the Cession ton days In ad
dition to the forty days without pay , and
that the recount making It lawful to hold
Hlxtv-day sessions bo considered as applying
to all future sessions ; but as the recount and
pinclamatlon enforcing the piovlslons ot thu
constitutional amendment were not made
until near the close ot this session they should
apply only to future sessions.
Mr. WrfcUt moved the adoption of the reso
Mr. llrovvn Mr. President , this Is cer
tainly out of order. 1 have pay in my pocket
for tlio additional twenty days.
Mr. Conger So have 1.
Mr. Wright said he would bo willing to
work ten days without pay if the session
Tuuld then bo closed.
Mr. Colby moved that the resolution apply
only to the gentleman from Seward.
Mr. Snell moved to lay on the table. Car
.Senate file 41 , the forceless railway coin
mission bill , was then read a third time for
Mr. Stcrlina moved that the enacting
clause of the bill bo stricken out. but the
chair inlcd him out ot order.
Air. Fuller moved to recommit the bill to
committee of the whole , which was lost.
The bill was then nut upon Its passage , the
vote resulting as follows :
Yeas Honesteel , Hrown , Duinhani. Camp
bell , Colby. Conger , Heaitvvell , Holmes ,
Kent , Lindsay , Linn , Majors , McNamar ,
Moore , Uobbius , Schmlnke , Sbervln , Sncll ,
Vandomark 10.
Nay s-Casper. Duras , Fuller , Hlgglns ot
Cass , Hlgglnsof Colfax , Keckley , Linlngcr ,
Molklejohn. Sprlck , Steillng , T/schucl :
WolbacbVrlght13. .
Mr. Lindsay Introduced a bill to limit the
number of otllccrs and employes of the senate
to Idly.
Mr. Conirer then moved that house roll 247 ,
the soldiers' homo bill , bo taken out ot its
place and consideied Hist.
Mr. Colby moved that it bo made a npccial
order for Thursday next.
Mr. Casper objected. He had been capti
vated by tills special eider of business at
hist , but ho had teamed a tilck. Them was
no such tlilnz as a regular order on general
lilo. Some of the senators vvero favored and
could get theli bills up at will , and there was
no reason why house roll 317 should not be
considered at once. v
Mr , Kobblns Mild there was no reason why
this bill should bo advanced
when there are halt a docn more Impmtant
bills claiming consideration first. Other
pioposltlons should bo considered that the
state might choose the most favorable QUO
oiferlng thu most money. This legislature
was proposing to pass appropriations a
million and a half In excess of those of pie-
v Ions legislatures.
Mr. Vandemark said a peculiar streak of
economy bad come over the centluuian.
Mr. Melklujohn favored thu bill us passed
by the house. The methods resoitcd to weio
purely to defeat the bill In the senate. Ho
Imped Mr. Conner's motion would prevail.
Mr. Conger spoke of thu advantages of
Grand Island. There were probably no bet
ter grounds for the home In the state , and
they could not be purchased foi less than 830
per acre. This was the soldiers' location.
Ihey have ofti-n been tlure. It Is their
choice. ' 1 his bill passed the house by ninety *
four votes , which showed an overwhelming
sentiment for Grand Island. There was
hardlv a d Sbontlng voice. It wo defeat It
here It will put a cloud over It that the house
will not clear aw ay. There Is nothing meant
In this pettifogging but delay. 1 want it dis
tinctly understood that the location of the
soldiers' homo Is not for sale. Whcro the
people want It It should 1:0.
Mr. Majors was sorry to see any exhibition
of temper on the part of his military friend
ftom the sand bar district. The senators. In
consideration of this question , had not struck
at the merits of It. ' 1 ho people were called
Jipon to li/cate a homo tor veteran soldiers.
I he taxpayers vvero called upon for an anpro-
Dilation sulllclcnt to make that homo com
fortable. 'I hat Is thu question not that It bo
located at Grand Island , Mllford or Wy-
nioie. It should first Iw determined that
the financial condition of the state would
Justify an appropriation of that kind. He
would favor Grand Island If that could be
show n to be the best place. The other propo
sitions should first bo considered. The anai-
meut ot the centlcman from Sherman pre
supposed that Grand Island was the only
place. He believed It was proper to tc.kocaro
01 the old veterans who made this country a
Possibility. He was not sute , however * that
'jr nd Isfund was the proper place.
Mr. Sterling thought the time In the session
bad arrived when the claims for adhering to
k n-Kular order should not hold.
pr , toll/ said Utl ) when the tute offer * a
k- . = ili Jii
home to the old soldiers and sailors and their
faiuijiis , they should be permitted tocxpiou
tlielrluvv < t. Thi'V had not expressed themselves -
solves In fivorof Grand Island or any other
location , llu the n tilled at Ii-iuth upon the
question , bcliu repeatedly Interiupted with
the charge of talking against time.
All the opponents of thu bill spoke long
and often upon the question of location , al
though the question was whether the bill
should bo considered at once and taken out
of Its regular order for that purpose. Motion
after motion was undo , upon which the fill-
blisters- each spoke until tlmo was called ,
during which thu bill wasdlscussed to death ,
but when a motion for the committee to arise
was carried thu committee had no report to
make , or , In other words , the whole afternoon
bad been spent In fillbiist'-rlng and talking
amlnst tlmo without accomplishing any
When the committee arose Sir. Sterling
moved that house toll 217 ho taken from the
general file and considered by tbo senate.
Mr , Conger called for thu previous quo-
tlon , which vviis can led , as was also that of
Mr. Sterling ,
Mr. Llnlugei then moved that house roll
'JIT bo ordered to ( bird icidlng and called for
thu previous question. 'I lie two propositions
were voted on separately , Ihat of the iiie-
v Ions question being carried by a vote of 2."i
to 7. The bill was then ordered to a third
leading by a vote of 80 to 0 , aftei which thu
senile adjourned.
This Is a fair sample of how six obstiuc-
tlonistscan cheat the state out of a great
deal of tlmo and deter the expression ot the
will ot a largo majority. The outcome is a
great victory for Grand Island. The light
was the longest and hottest of any yet fought
by the senate.
Mr. Fuller , who did not vote on the propo
sition to lavorably iccomuicnd senate hie11
favorably , voted against the bill on final
passage to-day.
The g.illeilcs were full to dav to heai the
ich.ito on the soldiers' homo bill.
Ills excellency , the uovurnor , listened to
e soldiers' home debate this attcrnoon.
Do I tics In the House.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March . [ Special Tele-
ram to the Urn. ] On a resolution by Mr
Smyth of Doiulas , In thu house , Fred. C.
Kick In and 13ert Conner vvero placed upon
lie pay roll , the lattoi having acted as page
since the opening of the session.
Mr. Eggleston ot Lancaster moved that the
Jncoln charter bo referred to the Lancaster
delegation. This ( nought Mr. Caldwcll to his
'eet with the hope that the motion wouldn't
prevail. Their delegation , ho was sorry to say ,
, vas divided , the three country members
being In antagonism to the members from tbo
city. It was selfishness on the part ot the
former. He did not want the matter sent
back to the delegation because he ielt the
louse could settle It.
Mr. Jeaiyot Cass asked Mr. Kg leston to
explain his motion.
Mr. Iteu lesion said It was to have the delega-
on settle the difference between them
which ho thought could best bo elfected In
Mr. Itaymond of Lancaster said tliero was
but ono point of dltlercnce , and ho couldn't
see the vv isdom of this delay because the Lin
coln council had Its ordinance ready to
rommenco paving under the new cliaiter.
The charter was icteired ,
The question at issue between the two
factions Is section 53. relating to the road
and bridge tund , all ot which the city men
claim the country folks want.
Mr. Whitoot Cass called up the report of the
special committee on employes , and moved
that Its lecommoudatlon tint all the house
omploves be discharged and re-employed as
needed bo adopted.
Mr. Watson of Otoe moved that the
minority report bo accepted.
Mr. Agco opposed the discharge and re-em-
ploynicntof clerks and assistants us toollsh ,
ami wanted thu committee to icport who
ought to be discharged.
Mr. Cole said the majority of the house
[ Vantcd to do a.vay u Kit useless employ esand
wanted the committee to state who thov aro.
In reply to Mr. White , Mr. Wllsey said that
. ( ho had asked the inemDcrs of the commit
tee Instead ol the chairman of the same , he
would have leaincd how many useless clerks
tliero were.
Mr. Smvthof Douglas 1 could have dis
charged my clerk long ago If ho had not been
occupied In correcting Improperly drawn
bills bv thn gentleman fiom Cass.
Mr. White refused to act again , and the com
mittee was authorl/cd to report allcinplovpes
not needed , and onlaiged to consist of the
tallowing : Pt'teis , Gllmoic , Dickenson ,
Newton , Latta , Mlnnlx , and Underbill.
On motion ot Mi. Agee , Minniu Tidier was
placed on the pay loll.
The following mils were Indefinitely post
poned : - JO.Ti' ) , 45-1 , 119 , 1-M , 1OJ , liilS , 4CaJ17 ,
S. MO BIHN41) !
'Iho following were recommended for pis-
sii7e : House roll 4 i7 and 59.
The committee on privileges and elections
maili ) majority and minority reports on the
Snell-McKenna contest case , the formei icc-
ommo'idlng Snell tor the scat now held by
McKeuna , the lattei suppoitlng McKenni.
The subject was made special older for 7:130 :
The house wont Into committee of the
whole on the appropriations for chailtablo
Institutions , with Mi. Caldwell of Lancaster
In the chair.
Mr. Watson's bouse roll 13 , for the erection
and furnishing of a main bullUlng at thu In
stitute for the blind at Nebraska City , and
a boiler and laundry connected with the
same , was called. It provided for an
appropriation of S50.000.
Mr. Harrison of Saundeis moved to amend
by substituting SJO.OOO.
Mr. Watson ot Otoo hoped the amendment
would not prevail because , In the opinion of
the boaid of public lands and buildings , as
also of the governor , thu improvements sug
gested weie requited. It would bo poor
policy to ex-pond a smaller amount.
Mr. Harilson said the present Institute wa
erected tun vears ago foi 512,000 , when Itwa.
well known that labor and material vvero
moio expensive than at present , and he had
no doubt that 520,000 would bo ample to make
the Implements suggested.
The amendment was can led by a vote of
49 to B.J.
Section 4suttlng the bond of the contractor
at was amended by substituting
Mi , White of Cass said that the plans now
on hie In the otllce ol tnu board ol public
lands and buildings vveiu made upon the
basis of a cost of SsiO.OOO.
Mi. Watwn ot Otoe said that such vvns the
case and regretted that members voted with
out understanding the merits of the case.
Mi. Kenney of Webster moved to recon
sider thu vote amending section 1 ot the bill ,
Mr. McConaugliy held that the blind lust !
tute was one of the most deserving of state
institutions , and It would he false economy
not to allow the S' 0,000 sought.
Mr. Kuox of Douglas and Mr. Agco o
Hamilton favored the reconsideration.
Mr. Miller of llutlcr did not know how
much should be appropilaten , but telt mori
ought to lie allowed than had been given
He wanted some person to advance facts to
warrant a greater appioprlatlon.
Mr. Watson then submitted a statement of
the condition of the institute , which showed
both Inc.umcltv and a number of defects.
Mr. White of Cass controveitea this state
ment by showing that there were tint eigh
teen Inmates while the building bad A ca
pacity of thirty and was In good condition.
Tbo motion to reconsider was lost by a
vote of : il to ' - " . > .
Mr. Koipor said ho did not know how a
f ' .0,000building could bo eiecti-d with a S'-'O-
Mi. Newton of Clay moved that when the
committee rise It report thu bill for passage.
It was so ordered.
The bill of Mr. Andrews of lluffalo pro
viding for the erection of two family build
ings , one laundry , one bakery , three out
houses and one coal-house at the reform
school at Kearney was called. The amount
asVed vras jafl.OUO.
Mr. Andrews moved that the bill IKJ re
ported tor passage.
Mr. White objected on the ground that two
vcars ago an appropriation had boon made
for buildings at the sumo place and he did
not feel that they should keep on erecting
bliue'ures there every two vears.
Mr. Wllsey of Hamilton said the reform
school was doing good work for boys and
girls , keeping them from the penitentiary.
Thu buildings sought weiu needed and some
of the present structures weie lu a demoral
ised condition.
Mr. Ague showed the number of inmates as
I'A , and that beiore the next se sloi the
school , unless enlarged , would bo too small
to accommodate luoie wlio Ucslrvd admission ,
In which event they would be compelled to
go to the penitentiary.
Mr. Coin of Adams sild he knew the school
was well nmna ed aud that In November.
lbN3. there was less that S.UX ) to the credit of
the Institution In the state troasnrv.
Mr. Andiews of Buffalo ald that it was
nccwaiy In order to continue thu usefulness
ol the school tiial the buildings proposed bo
creclid , because the Incn asu of commit
ments was In excess of the accommodations.
Mr. Nlcholof Antelope believed tlio school
might need ono new building , but ho would
rather vole for none at ail than for two
buildings now. They did need the laundry
aud bakeshop , but only one of the other
Mi. Pemberton of Jefferson favored taking
a pirt of thu money axked and putting It to
taking care of voung children to prevent
them from going to the relouu sxhool. If
the full amount were allowed ho would op
pose giving any to the home for the friend
Mr. Slater felt from the evidence that ono
building was needed.
AvotoonMr. While's motion , that the
bill do not pass , was lost.
Mr. Whltmoin favored an appropriation
for the Dakeshop because ho know thu stiuc-
tine wasllable to tumble down. He favoreil
dividing the sum toi the main buildings and
giving pait foi a home fur little wayward
Mr. Slater felt tint It was the sense of the
house that onu of the buildings \un needed
and would accommodate the commitments
for the next two years.
Mi. Andrews' motion to repot t for passage
was can led.
Mr. Liseley's bill appropriating S9" > ,700 to
erect two vvliigs to the main buildings ot the
hospital tor the insane at Noifolk came up.
' 1 ho Items are as follows : Wlnirs , 4UXW ;
kitchen , bakery and diapel , S14.0W ) ; englno
and bollei house. Sl" ,000 ; barn , t3,000 ;
smoke-stack , 84UW ; hollers , etc. , SIO.OJO.
Mr. White moved to amend bv placing the
cost of the smoke-stack at S 'M Instead of
ill. Klsely of Madison said theio weio 1.000
Insane people in the state. The Lincoln
asylum is now full. Thu Norfolk asylum
cannot accommodate the remainder ol thu In
sane people. The buildings asked , there-
foie , are badly needed.
Mr. DallarU of I'llmoio favored the strik
ing out ot the appioptlatloti for tlm two
wings. They bad alreadv made an appro ,
prlation for the asylum for in
curable Insine at Hastings. He did not
therefore , leel that the Noifolk buildings
weru necessaiy. He moved to allow SJ.OOO
foi smoke stack instead ol i-t.COO. Mills was
Mr. Mchol's amendment to make it 81,000
sin deeded.
Mr. llallard of Fillmore moved to strike
out the SIU.COO for tlu two wings.
Mr. Kelper of Pierce wanted to know what
they were going to do with the unprovided-
for Insane. It would take two befoia
the wines or tlio asylum at Hastings could bo
completed. Uy that time they would have
! KKunpiovldcd-for ) insane In this state. In
fact theio must be now ! > 00 incurable Insane
people in the state. These wings would cost
but ir > cents a man , and that cc.ild easily bo
Mr , Slater of Wavno said the buildings as
contemplated would accommodate SOU pa
tients. They could put the money asked tone
no better use than to eiect the wings pro
posed. The demand for the accommodation
of patients has beeu made and ought to bo
Mr. Pemberton made several amendments
one suggesting one wing InstiMd ot two
wings , llu did not believe theic was any
nerd tor the httei milliner.
Mi. Nlchol ot Antelope believed every
ilollar asked lor was needed , 'Iho present
building Is the best one in Iho slate tor the
money. Tlieie sue now 400 applications ot
insane people foi admission to the asylum ,
and the piesent building can accommodate
'ess than ono-fouith that number.
An. Peters of lioonu opposed Mr. Pembci-
ton's amendment on the ground that the
plant was alieady established , and at. this
tlmo the Impiovements asked uwlii he made
more economically than at any othci lime.
Mr. llailan did not leel that all the people
of Nebraska had yet to bo provided toi in
lunatic asylums. While the Insane deserved
the sympathy ol the people , vet It was the
people , the common people , who could not ic-
tuin false assessments , who had to pay foi
the Improvements. All these sums giad-
nally talsed the aggregate to a gie it amount ,
and ho was opposed to the appioprlatlon
until ho know what was uolnc lo bo done
with the Hastings bill. What had the house
done toi the pooi people of this state , lot the
pioduccis ot this statoV Theio vein hun
dreds of them who lived In sod houses which
vvero tiimblinir down about them. These
people could not make an appropriation with
a svv eep of the pen and jump Into a mansion.
These ought to lie considered In this mattoi
of the expendittuu of the money which they
weio forced to furnish.
Mi. Kelper ot Pierce said that the oppo
nents ol tha bill ottered no statistics. 'Ihe
latter wru presented by its supporters. This
building would help the pooi because the uu-
tortunato Insane could bo suppoited moio
cheaply within Its walls. Ho hoped In the
name ot humanlly the appioprlatlon would
be allowed.
Mr. Caldwell of Lancaster said It was false
economy to tiy to put in boileis , cnulne ,
pumps ami machinery for 30,000 when 810,000
were needed. So with the other Items. The
structures and necessaries should bo pio-
vldcd with a view to the future.
Mr. Pcmbcnton s amendment to erect but
onu building was lost.
Mi. Dalhird's amendment to stilko out the
appropriation tor both buildings , 349,000 , also defeated.
The lull apptopilation of 879,000 was al
low ed by a v oto of 80 to 'iO. Mr. Andres alone
ot the Douglas delegation voted , and he In
the affirmative. The bill was recommended
to pass.
The committee arose and reported.
Mr. Watson moved to amend the report of
the committee of the whole by makinir the
appioprlatlon foi the blindasy linn 5J" > ,000 In
stead of 8 0,000. This prevailed.
Mi. White moved that thu ropoit of the
commltteo us amended bn not concurred In.
The sues and nays were call"d and the
motion vv as lost by a v otu of 'A to " 5.
Mi. Walson's motion prevailed anil the
appropilation for the blind asylum was made
{ r..i,000. :
The report of the committee on the appro
priation ot SU" > ,700 foi the Noifolk asylum
and ? oOOOOfor thuicform school wasadopti d ,
no objection being made. Adjourned ,
There Is every prospect of a lively wrangle
when tlm report ot the newly appointed
special committee on employ cs shall DO made
As above shown , It was both enlarged am
strengthened bv the addition of live men ,
Mi. Peters of Hoone , the chairman , Is anx
ious foi his work to lead in lidding the house
ol a crowd of supernumeraries who , as cleiks
and pages and In other disguises , have been
doing nothing at the expense of the state for
forty days. The astounding assertion has
been made that some ot these eighty-hvu em
ployes have notdpicd ! a pen for tlio house In
all Ihat time , and yet they aio suppncd to be
"underpay. " There aio fourteen pages on
the roll In the house and nobody has ever
seen halt that number ( hero.
Chesterheld some years ago "put himself
on record. " as a member of the house would
say , as bring opposed on geneiai principles
to gazing upon the soles ot another's boots at
any tlmo , more especially when covering
their vvearci's extremities. Some of the
members of the house "beg to dlllei" from
the gentleman mentioned , and as a consequence
quence the attitude of many of them , at
times , forcibly suggests Mark Twain's Ne
vada icpresentativo , whoso lotty contempt
for tlioebapl.iin'.s prayers was equalled only
by the height of bU legs above bis head when
In bis seat
Thaycr Had Signed the Hill.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March a. [ Special Telo-
eram to the UKF..J The delegation of three
from the Knights of Labor In Omaha who
came to the capital to day , bringing a petition
to the governor against the convict labor bill ,
had an audience , but as the L'oveinor had
affixed his slcnatnro to the bill no results In
tavorof the delegation could be reached.
The laigo majorities given the measure In
both houses , coupled with the fact of tbo dis
cussion brought forth and that the state as-
scmblr of the knights baa secured Important
amendments to their original bill , am under
stood to be the grounds largely upon which
the governor acted. The endorsement of the
state board of public lands and buildings for
the measure , and the manner of caring for
the convicts , has also been considered as a
favorable Influence for the bill In Us passage.
A number ot Omaha Kul"hts of Labor are
Lu the city to-ul Ut ,
Usurpation of Eights of Congress Sub
mitted To Tor tbo Last Time.
Ilia Keeping Hnok Appropriation Hill *
Chnrnctcrlzod as Monnrchlal
Meek to the ncloiiso-Ati
All-Nluht Session.
WASHI.VOTON , March 3. The senate reas
sembled as If In continuation of yesteiday's
session at 10 o'clock this niorninir. Messages
from the president were hid before tin1 sen
ate In reply to resolutions hcictotoreadopted ,
one as to the tormson whlchciblecomp-xnies
have been permitted to land their cables on
American shoio and as to their contracts
with each othei and with the telegraph com
panies ; the second as to the services ot Count
I'nlaxU In the war ot the revolution. The
latter was accompanied by a report from the
secretaries of state , treasury and war. Laid
on the table and ordered pi in ted.
A messairo ttoin the house announcing
non-concurrenco In senate amendments to
the naval appropriation bill was presented
and n conference ordered. Messrs. Hale , Al
lison and Heck vvcro appointed conferees.
As the committee on appiopuallons hid 10-
ported very few amendments to the bill and
thosoof but little Importance , there was no
delay , and at 2no : the bill passed with a few
At a few minutes before 11 o'clock the sen
ate closed the legislative day of Wednesday
by adjournment , and at 11 opened the last
legislative day of the Forty-ninth congrpss.
The resolution otlered yesterday for the ap
pointment of a select committee ot IP'O sen
ators to examine Into the business methods
of the executive departments at Washington ,
the causes of delay In the transaction of bus
iness and as to the necessity for additional
buildings , etc. , was taken up and atter some
debate agreed to ,
At 11 : ! > 0 the senate piocecdcd with the con
sideration of the legislative , executive and
judicial aupiopriatlon , voting on the amend
ments recommended by the committee on
appropriations as they were leached.
'Iho I'acinc lailroad Inrpdry bill has been
signed by the presiding ollicei ol the senate
and speaker of the house and was im
mediately taken to the president.
Mr. Hoar said tint ho desired to call the at
tention ot the utr.t2 i. ' v ! ; nt rc'it-tc 1 to him
aveiytrravo evil one that tlueatencd in
substance a rovolutionaiy change In
thu constitutional methods ot the
j.oveminent. What be asked was the eftcct
of the holding bick ol the appropriation
bills until the last sev cu or ten 01 litteeii day s
ot the session of congress ? The icsult was
tint , unless the house and senate both sub
mitted to the dictation ot some three 01 tour
men who happened to be members of the
committee on appiiatlons in the house of
U'pii'seiitatives on the majoiltv side , the
pieit appioptlation bills tail and an cxtia
session bee-iine necessary. It is perfeitlv
notoiious , Mi. 1'iesldent , that this body has
passed bill attcr bill vvItlj substantial umn-
i tuts , having no political significance bills
matured by able men on the other sldo of this
chamU-i and havliR' tb f iidoisutneiitof their
KI eat authority ami vmoecauso three or four
poisons , clothed with tho" authority of tiie
house of rtpro eutatlvcs.vcbooso to oppose
these bill" , they could npt get consideration
In that body , although there Is no manner
ot doubt that nine tenths of Iho inem-
bets ot the hoiuso would bo in
theli fuvor If they weio brought up.
Tint Is a condition ol tilings which.
n the tlmo ototir latlieis. would have caused
> revolution. After luferrlne to the action
: jf the speaker ot the house ( not named ) in
jotusins to recognl/o certain members be
cause he ( the speakei ) did not approve of the
nu'iisiuo the member wished to move , Mr.
Hoai said : "Heiuy Clay was supposed to
nive a pretty stiong will. He would no moio
live dared to assert such an authority when
Jio was speaker of the house than ho Mould
bavo ventuied to cross the Niagara liver
twenty rods above the tails. Jilainc , under
whom many of us served In another place. Is
gcncially supposed to have a pretty strong
will and a piettv stioni ; desliotohavo ac
complished in the admlnistiatlon of the
country the things vvblc'i ' ho thinks ought to
ho done. Iscivedln the house of repiesen-
tativcs with that accomplished gentleman
for eight years. lor six of
which he was spcakei , and the
humblest democrat ( v hen wo had
a majority of three-fourths 01 four-
hfths in that body ) was peimlttcd to make
his motion to suspend the rules every Mon
day and i very day within the last six days
ot adjournment. They used so put us on
record with all sorts ol contrivances and all
manners of najs by calling the yeas and
nays on questions whl ( h thev thought the
republicans would not like to commit them
selves on. It is true that occasionally , when
business pressed during the last twenty-four
01 foity-eight hoinsol the session , Speaker
lilaliit ! would exercise his selection cf the
person to be reco nued. In accordance with
what he believed to be the will and desho of
the house , and that was all. Hut whoevci
honrd ot Blalne , if a member desired to bo
recognl/ed to move the adaption ot a measuio
that would pass unanimously or nearly
unanimously It proposed , Informing that
member that the pictidlng ollicei had do-
teimined that It wax not expedient to
Imvo anv meisuio of that kind proposed
during that session of congress ? Mr. Presi
dent , this Is a question which goes clear
dow n to the fundamental rocks on vv hlcli our
constitutional stiuUure is erected. I would
rather have the Kmporor of Russia 01 King
Homba to nile over me than to have , under
the pretense of constitutional Jorm , the
rUht denied to my representatlvo to utter
the will ot the Anidican people when con
stitutionally expressed by the voice of tlio
majority in each branch. Wo have not
thought It desirable In the state ot public
tccllnir , 01 the condition of public business ,
In the prevailing sentiment of the American
people , to insist upon an extra session of
congress , and I wish for one to give notice
that in my judgment this is tlio last tlmo that
that usurpation will be-submitted to. "
Mr. HOCK 1 was called out of the chamber
foi awhile and was only In time to hear
\ \ Mat scorns to me a most remarkable tirade
against the speaker of the house of repre
sentatives. That gentleman needs no de
fense at my bauds and I had supposed that
In the senate of the United States , under the
rules and pioprietles. oC tlio occasion , com
ment upon the action ot the speaker vvouhi
not bo indulged In } 1 h ve only this to say-
that there Is no man in ilASsachuset's or out
side of Massachusetts who will attack cither
the Integrity , the honesty , or ability of the
speaker ot the present house with Impunity
In bis presence. There are 1AO partisans of
the senator trom .Massachusetts on the lloor
ot the other house , all of whom have the
rlsht to make whatever attiek they please ,
audit they do they will receive a response
behttlng to the attack.
Mr. Hoai I ask the senator from Ken
tucky whether he deued | a single assertion of
tact that I liavo nmile whether ho does not
ame with mo In my opinion of this matter ,
and whether he does not think that It Is an
invasion of the constitutional power ot sen
ate and bouse ?
Mr. Heck I have no right to know on this
floor whether statements made by the sena
tor from Massachusetts are true or not If
they aio true , and If they ate Invasions ot
the rights ot the house ot iepresentatlvrs ,
there aie ioprcsentativcs there able to take
earn ot themselves I do not believe that the
distinguished speaker of the house has done
any wrong Intentionally , and I do not bo-
llev < > that any man will daio to MV In his
presence what has been said on this lloor be
hind his back without having an answer
which he would not HKQ to hear and which
.would be a thorough vindication.
Attcr further remarks the discussion
closed , and then the question vvns put upon
the conference report , which was agreed to
without division.
Upon motion of Mr. Teller the hoiuo bill
to oiL'nnlze a land district for No MIXII'H land ,
previously passed br the smiaUi with amend
ments , was recalled and the votes by which
senate amendments were adopted were re
considered. Thoieuato amendments were
then rejected and the unamendcd house bill
WHS pass i' .
' 1 he conference report upon the bill to provide -
vide for ( lie brlngiiiL- suits against the
United States was made and agreed to.
The vetoed bill tor .1 public building at
Sioux City , la , was passed over the veto-
US to IH.
The vetoed bill for a public building at La-
favette , Ind. , was passed over the veto 3b
to is.
The vetoed bill fora nubile building at
Lynn , Mass. , was pas ed ovei the veto Hi"
to 15.
Mr. Plumb submitted the conference report
upon tlio postotllco appropriation bill , there-
suit being a disagreement vv 1th icapcct to thu
subsidy leature.
Mt. Halo leportcd fiom the committee on
appropriations the dcllcleiicy bill. This is
the last of the regular annual appiopilatlun
bills remaining 10 bo acted upon by the
When the senate roissembled the con
ference report on the p istollleo appioprlatlon
bill ( a ( llsigu'i'iiicnt ) was taken up. The
only point ot dtsagiocmcut Is as to the South
American mall seivlee.
Mr. Hurt Is moved that the senate recede.
The senate insisted on Its amendment and
the same conferees (1'lunib ( , Mahoiie and
Heck ) were appointed.
Mi. Allison , fiom the committee on appro
priations , reported back the house bill appro
priating MS.IHW.OOO for the payment of pen
sioners ot the Mexican war. Passed.
' 1 ho senate then took trom the calendar the
house bill to amend sections .Mill and nil ) . ! of
the revised statutes vrith an amendment In
the iiattno ot a substitute. Iho substitute
provides that whenever three-lourths ot the
national bin Us of a city ot 50,000 population
shall apply to the comptiollci ot the curieucy
to have the name of that city added to the list
of "reserve" cities named In section 5191 and
51W ot the icvlsul statutes , the comptroller
shall have authority to grant such loqucst ,
but the banks must knep in their vaults at
least -3 per cent of their deposits , in like
manner and on like conditions cities with
Uiu.OOO population may become , like New
York , places for banks ot redemption , or
"central leseive" cities , as provided In sec
tion OHC.
Mr. Williams moved to add San Francisco
to thelUtci class of cities. Agieed to.
The bill then passed and a conference was
On motion of Mr. Allison of Iowa the vote
of last oveiiine by which the bill to amend
the act In icleicnce to the Juiisdittiun of thu
United States courts was passed was recon
sidered , and the vote agieeing to Mr. Cul-
loin's amendment hxlng the salaries of judges
at ST > ,000 and piohibitlng the appointment of
relatlv es as court ofliclals , v\as also recon
sidered , and then the bill was passed and a
conlcreuio asked.
Mr. Plumb presented the confeience report
on the bill to adjust lailioad land grants
heietofore unadjusted. Agieul to.
A message fiom the house at 10 p. m. an
nounced thu pass igo ot Iho uigent dehcleiiey
bill , and the presiding olllcer laid the bill be
fore the senate.
Mi. Kdmunds 1 object to a second reading
of the bill. ( The objection , U Insisted on ,
prevents the consideration of the bill at the
present session. )
At 10 : > 0 thu senate proceeded to the con-
sidciatlon of tlm dciieiency bill , consisting
ot 104 minted pigos.
Air. Cocki oil objected to the Items allowing
compensation to the Paclhc railroads for the
transpoition ol supplies , etc. , lor the govern
ment on the ground that the roads owed the
government many millions of dollars.
Aftei furthei icinaiks by Messrs.
Cockiell and McPhcibon , who said
these Items weio extrpordlnary
In view of the recent action of congress , tl.o
lirstof the items In question was agreed to.
Yaiious amendments lor the Central and
Southern Pacific . .raHroads , which are
govorucd . J y , the * " 'action of the'
senate on this amendment , aggregated
about 870J.OOO. An amendment ot the coui-
mltteo to nay to the Central and Southern
1'acilie tallrond commutes about g.XW.OOU lor
seivlce to the vvai department in lbt)5 ) and
18 0 ( on the non-aided lines ) was agreed to.
WASHINGTON , March 5. Mr. Grosvener
ot Ohio called up the vetoed bill granting a
pension to Sally Ann Uradley. The house
ret used to pass the bill over the veto yeas ,
, Ai ; nays , 1.M not the constitutional two-
hiids In thoafflrmitlvc.
Mr. Cox of North Caiolina moved to sus
pend the lilies and pass the senate bill repeal-
lit' the tenure of olllco act. The motion was
agreed to and the bill was passed yeas , 172 ;
: iays , C7.
Mr. Adams of Illinois moved to suspend
ho rules and pass the senate bill authorizing
, he secretary of war to accept from tlio Com
mercial club certain lands known as the
lllijh tiact near Chlcaco for military pur
poses. Mi. Adams said that this project
: iad originated with ( ioneral Sheildan. wno
wished to have an army post neat the gieat
railway ccntei. Thu motion was then
agreed to and the bill passed H lo iil.
the house then took a recess until 8
riVKMNO srssiov.
The senate amendments to the legislative
appioprlatlon bill weio non-concurred In.
Mr. Humes ot Missouri , undei Instructions
from the cominittca on appropriations , moved
to suspend thu rules and pass the urgent de
ficiency bill. 'I he bill appropriates for do-
licienclcs In the postotlioe dopaitmcnt , Sl'Ji- '
000 ; In the tieasury dnpartment lor printing
ono and two-dollar silver ceitlhcates and
United States legal tender notes , 847,000 ; In
the department of justice , S'Js'i.OOO ; and for
payment ot certlhed claims , St . ! 4'J5s.
paMr. . Cannon ot Illinois tlioiitrlit that the
piesentation ot this measure looked as
though the gentleman from Missouri had
in ido up his mind before the general dehcl-
eucy bill come back from the senate to ills-
agieo with the senate amendments and then
to save his party fiom disaster by falling
back upon the pending bill.
'Iho bill was passed.
Mr. Anderson of Iowa moved to suspend
the uiles and piss the senate bill granting u
pension of b'J.OOO ay eai to Mary S. Logan ,
widow ot the late John A
Login , and addressed the house-
in support of Mis. Ligan's pension
bill. lie hid called that bill up. ho said , In
obedience to the piomptlngs ol his own heart
and the overwhelming sentiment of the
country. There wnro precedents tor his bill.
Similar pensions had been gianted to the
widows ot Admiral Farragut and Generals
Thomas and Hancock. General Lo/an ,
when ho died , died ileh In overv thing
except propeity. When ho lett Mis.
Logan a widow ho left her poor In
nomine save property. To-night congress
was confronted with the simple question ,
"Will this noble woman , this widow of the
republic , left to us beciuso ot the devotion ot
her husband to the countiv , bo denied the
recognition demanded bv tne volunteei sur-
v Ivois nf the union ? " He trusted not.
Mr. Cannon of Illinois believed that It
would boa good policy to give the widow of
General Logan a S2CO'J ' pension. HP did not
stop to Inquire whether she was on thu veigc
ot poverty. lie did not place
this case on that crnund , hut
rather on the i : round of a tribute on the part
of a grateful country to the w hlow of a man
who served It well , and as an Incentive to
those who were to follow In his footsteps.
Mi. llandall of Pennsylvania said ho had
voted to give tne widows of Generals Thomas
and Hancock 52,000 a year. They had bcei
exceptional cases , and he We. ready hero to
night to make an exceptional cose on behalf
of the widow of John A. Logan. I Ap
plause. ] Ho could detect no llnuof difference
In thu heart beats or the nerve pulses of thu
three men as they stood In the armies of the
United States in behalf of the union except
In this that two ot them had been in tbo
regular army and that there wcie precedents
for granting iulons to their widows. He
proposed to make a precedent In behalf of
the volunteer army nt the United Slates.
[ Applause ] , Ho spoke the sentiments of the
IR'opIe he leprcsonted ,
Tlm motion to suspend the rules and piss
the bill was lost yeas , 145 : nave , ll.i-uot
the ncu'ssary two-thirds In the allirmatlvo.
Mr. Hlount of Georgia leported further dis
agreement of the conference committee on
thu postotllco appropi.atlonsblll.
Mr. Hingha'n of Pennsylvania moved that
the house recede from Its disagreement
to the senate amendment relative to
compensation for the carrying of foreign
malls to South and Central America Known
as the subsidy amendment. Lost , yeas , 1ft ;
nays , 137. A further conterenro was ordered ,
On motion of Mr. Hreckeundge of ArUan-
sis the senate bill was passed atithorl/lng
tlm construction ol a bildgu across the Mis
sissippi river at Grand Towei , 111.
At 1 a. m. the hmt * > o Is doing little. buslne s
bcvoud thu pissiiro of various pilvato
bills and the iteeptlon of conierenco
reports on niMsines of local Impoitanco
ought , It Is lather nolsllv awaiting the ac
tion of the conference commissioners on the
appropilatton hills.
On motion of .Mr. Andrews of Ohio the
house pissed , over the piojidcut's \ulo-
yeas lU ! : nays , 0.1 the senate bill for the
erection of a public building at Day tun , U.
IllllH Appiovod.
WASIU.NO ros , March ! ! . The president
has approved the act to unthoii/n thn presi
dent of the United Stales to protect and de
fend the rights of Americvn llshlm ; vessels
trading In the Hrltlsh dominions of North
America , the Indian appropiiatlon bills , the
act to establish agricultural experi
mental stations In connection with
colleges established under the act of
I illy , IV , the act providing tor n branch
homo for disabled volunteer soldiers west of
tlio Kocky mountains , the aet lelatlng to
the division of Illinois Into judicial districts
and to provide for holding terms ot court ot
the noitliein dlstilcts at Peorla , the act re
lating to coulosled elections , ami the act
granting ruht of way through Indian terri-
toiv to the Chicago , Kansas it Nebraska Kail-
road company , tlio diplomatic and consul ir
appropiiatlon bill , the agricultural appropri
ation bill , the act to lot riot tlio ownership of
icalestito In the teultoiles to Anieilcan cit-
1/ens , the act authort/lng the construction ot
abridge across thoMlssouil river between
Kansas City and Sibley , Mo. , and the Paclhc
railroad Inqulrv bill , to authoiizu the mint
ing ot the eulogies delivered in congiess
upon the Iito John A. Logan , authorizing
the construction of a brldco across the .Mis
souri river between Ouialn and Council
Hluffs. Ii. ; to repeal cerlaln sections of the
revised stitutcs iplntlng to the appointment
of civil olllceis ( the tenuio of oilicu act ) ; pro
viding an additional circuit judge In tne second
end judicial circuit , to convey to and con linn
In the citv of Auroia , Kane county , UN , n
small Island In thn Pox rivei located within
the limits of said citv , and twenty-pension
and icllef bills , Including ono to pension
General Speed h. Pry.
Clovolnncl Will Stay nt Home.
WASIII.VOTOV , March 3. The president
has decided not to go to the capital tomorrow
row for the pui pose of acting on mcasuies
which may bo passed by congress during the
list hours of the session , lie advised the
president of the senate and the speaker of
the house of his decision in this icspcct otuly
list ovcnln ' and added that the executive
otlice would remain open all night and up to
the very houi of adjoin nnient at noon to
morrow for the reception of all matte's re
quiting executive action. In accordance
with this plan the president and moil ol the
members of his cabinet will remain on duty
at the white house nouly all nidit and the
consideration of a huge number of Import
ant bills v > hlch passeil the senate yesterday
and to-day will occupy their cntlie time and
by Llmttntlon.
WASHING ro.v , March 3. The bill foi the
redemption of trade dollars and the anil-
polygamj bill have become laws without the
president's signature by reason ot thn expir
ation to-nlzht of the constitutional limita
tion of ten day s within which ho should hav o
retuined the bills to congioss In case of dls-
appioval. Hoth bills vvcro carefully consld-
oied bv the president , and while they con
tained some provisions to which he preferred
not to commit hlniNenVha , was unwilling to
defeat the objects of the measure by a veto.
Pacific Unllroad Appropriations.
WASHiMiTON- , March 3. Among the Items
added by the committee on appropriations to
the general deficiency bill aio the following ;
Tor the Union Pacific ralltoad fortianspoita-
tlon sei vices for certain yeais , § ,000 ; for
the Central Pacific or Southern Pacific , for
transportation service , tM-i-i.W ; for salaries
and expenses ol the Mississippi river com
mission , sn.ouo.
heading Officials of VnrioitH Lines
Meet to Adjust Alntterti.
Nrvv YOHK , March 3. Ono of the most
largely atteneled conferences of transconti
nental lallioid managers over held In this
city was closed to-day. It lasted two days.
The roads icprcsentcd were the Central Pa
cific , Union Pacific , Noithorn Pacific , MIS'
sour ! Pacific , Atchlson , Topeka & Santa
i'e , and Southern Pacific. The con-
'erenco dlsctisbcd questions , Ilrst , as to
.ho requirements of the Inter-state com
merce bill and , second , how tlio tiaiis-
contlncntal roads can get Into harmony with
ho law and meet the demands ot public son-
iment. The result of their deliberations
was that two tariffs for freight and passon-
; er business should bo prepared , ono under
he long haul clause and the other under the
short haul clause , as they are mi dei stood by
the roads. These tariffs are to take effect on
April 0 , and aru to no submitted to the inter
state railroad commissioners within a reason
able tlmo aftei their appointment Is an
Thetiafllc committee , which concluded Its
.abors on irelght classlhcallou Tuesday ,
joined the passenger agents and other rail'
road magnates to day. The subject of dls
cusslon was tbo Interpretation of the Inter
state commuice bill. Opinions In lelatlon to
the meaning of the exclusion clause varied
widely , the lastom men belnglnclinedtoeon-
struo It liberally , the vvcstoin managers favor
Ing a strict Inteipietatlon. Owing to this
the conference was unable to como to any
dellulte conclusion until to-day , whenaic-
port was agiccd upon. This will bo pre
sented to-moirow. 'Iho following was
adopted :
Hesolved , Where eastward through freight
rates are quoted by agreement to any point
on any railroad , no bill of lading at a higher
rate can bo Issued to any shorter Intermediate
point on the samn line.
Itosolved , Under present conditions eastbound -
bound or west bound through bills ol lading
given to or Irom points beyond Chicago , St.
Louis , 01 other junction points In joint com
mittee territory to or from which roads or
associations theieot establish their
taiills , to or trom these junction
mint , and to 01 fiom regular points easi
beieot , latcs In both diiectloiis should bo
quoted only via such connecting loads as
shall join in lates to Intel mediate points not
In exi ess of rates to purccntaL'o points be
j ond.
The joint oommltteo will meet again to
CHICAGO , March 3. 'Iho pencil managers
of lines nieiiilieibol thn Westein , Northwest
nrn and Southwestern Passenger associations
In considering tlio lepoit of the genital pa v
senger agents , have in rived at a decision
In regird to mileage tickets to the
effect that to allow the present rebito
ot t' locommeiclal travelers Is di-orimlnu
tlon under the new law. Accordingly oideis
w cio Issued to-day byill of the vvesten
roads to heicafter dlfcontlnui * thu silo of ni
hate tickets , but to furnish milea''u tickets as
heietotoro to the geneial public at the rate o
2J cents imile. .
OTTAWA. March ! ! . jSpeeial Telegram to
the Ili.Kj Sir Charles Tuppcr , Mr. Thump
son , Mr. Forcter and Mr. McCIcan , who
leprosutit the maritime provinces in the cab
Inet , returned to the capital from Nov
Scotia to day. Foster , minister of marln
and hsherles , said the government will rnak
no change In Its attitude In reference to th
fishery question. "Wo are not prepared t
abandon the former ground and steps vvl !
bo tal nil , In cnso no arrangement Is tixcd In
the meantime , to mom tlmrouehly and
efficiently guird our coasts and protect our
hshermnn during thu coming season. The
entry of Ne\vfiundland ) Into the confedera
te not at all unlikely.
Fisherman Hcjolec.
Gi.oucr.smt , Mass. , March 3.--There Is
grunt lejolclng In this city to day among yes-
Eel owners and fishermen over the passage of
the r" d in up its' bill. At noon all 11
runs , colors Uoisted , and guns flred-
Exciting Scones In tbo IIouso of Repre
sentatives Duriug the Closing Hours.
The Circle In Trout of the Hprnkcr' *
IH-Hk rilledMlh Statesmen
FrantlonllyVnltiK lct
The Forty Ninth Awaits Itn Fate.
WASIUVOION , Mnicli 3. | Special Tclo-
; ram to tlio Hii.J : : Kxtrcmoly exciting nnil
lolsterous aio the scenes connected
\itli tlio closing hours of the
'ortj-nlnth congress. Sneaker Carlisle says
lial In all Ids twelve ye.nsof concessional
Ifo he has ne\er scon so much clnnioi on the
oor or HID house ntul yet nt the same time
uch uniform good humor. Itotook the bit
n his mouth lait I'nday w hen tlio last six
av s of tl.o session bepn , during which It
ins been In order nt anj tlmo to suspend the
ulcs anil imt bills upon their pissase. Hut
Ithomjh hundicds of membets ha\o begged
and ho\\leit for recognition , they hate
teadlly been i of used nnil h.uo taken tholr
eats to icciinorate and then lonovv their dc-
nands lor recognition. Not ono has shown
nil blood or rellected upon the chair. At
lines the arena , a smiu-ciiclu iiOxaO fuel In
rent or the speaker's desk , has been tilled
vlth excited mombois , ciying at the top ot
lieli voices for recognition , Haunting bills
n all and making side remarks , presenting
a scene which , when taken with the eontln-
ions loud rapplngs of the speaker's gavel ,
ivallcd pandemonium and bewared des-
riptlon. The galleiles and coirldois lead-
n g thereto \\cre lilted to ovei ( lowing and
aioat this writing. It was and Is enough
0 tax the nereot the most -possessed
ncsidlng olllcer , but Speaker Oar-
Isle , In execution ot his tle-
crmlnatlon announcpd on Friday last ,
tas steadily leluscit to recognize an j body
vhlle tliero were appropilotian bills , confcr-
n co reports or other privileged matter
cady tor consldeialion. The consequence
las been th , > t very few measures have been
alien from the calendir during tlio past
vook , and the six suspension of rules dajs
uivo been of no piactical use. Senators and
cpicscntathos have been busy a good por-
Ion of the week clearing out theli desks and
lacking theii effects ready lor departure to
heir homes , and \\lthln twenty-lour hours
a largo portion ol thorn \\111 bo on their way
out of the city , many to no\et rctiun to par-
Icipato In the legislative piocccdlngs of eon-
imss. Those whose terms expire at noon
c-morrow are the most anxious to got away
n the hotels thocorrldoisaro tilled \\lth con
cessional boxes \\ith the namcH of states-
nen or allowed statesmen upon them. On
ho house sldo of the capltol these boxes
almost block tlio corrldois neai ilio elevator ,
and they look not unlike collln boxes piled
up ono aboyn anothei In an nndeitaker's
shop. The boxes cany alone many disap
pointed hopes to tholr last testing place.
ny pot clwuy arothu , ? given only nde-
cent cbhln'essTonRr burial In these "official"
boxes. Manv members will carry homo thus
all the fume two jeais of congress bus
brought them. The prospects are that but
Ittlo will bo done to-nioiio\v further thane
: o agree upon the iippiupiiatlon bills still
In eonfeienco. This has been an exceed
ingly busy day at the Vthlto house. The
piesldcnt lemalncd secluded as much as pos
sible until the cabinet meeting In order that
lie might devote his ontlio time to a large
number ol bills awaiting his action. The
only visitor ho saw in his office this morning
was Assistant Seciut.iry Kaiichlld , whom bo
sent for. ' 1 his fact guve rise ton report that
ho had been selected to succeed secretary
Mainline. The president tound time , howe -
oer , to go down Into the eist room to re
ceive a delegation fioni the Delaware rtato
Icgislatinc. accompanieil by Senators Saiilii-
buiyandUiay. A numbei of memborB of
congress callul at the \\hlto house , but not
being able to see the picsldont , thov con
tented themsehes by asceitaiulng In the as
sistant secrclaiy's otllco the status of bills In
which they were particularly Interested. In
older that the president might not bo mi-
necessarily delayed In taking tlnal action on
bills , be directed that all bills which had
been roloiretl to ttie vuiious departments for
examination bo letiirned to tlio whlto house
by IB o'clock to-da > if possible. Downstairs
usliei i were kept busy disposing of a largo
number ot excursionists who Mocked to the
white house. They weio not allowed to
ascend the stairs and had to con line their
sight-seeing to the east loom. Tlio report
that Mi. Pairchlld would bo thu next secre
tary ot the tieasury spieadmy rapldlv , and
before W o'clock tint clerks In the treasury
department had It that his name had alicady
been sent to the senate , and coupled with it
\\anthat otChletCleik Vouimins to bo as
sistant secretary. The report about Mr. You-
mans probably grew out of the knowledge
that ho had been seen visiting the white
house In the evening on moic than one occa
sion lately. Assistant Secictaiy Fairchlld
and Mr.oumans both received numcioua
congratulations upon their supposed uioino-
tlon two hours bctoro It Is the custom of
e\en sending nominations to the cnpltol.
The only foundation for the irpoit of their
selection was the visit of Mr. Falrchlld to the
white house this morning.
Ifouiobes'i ' chief executive has n single
trlend left In tlm District It Is not known
who he , she or It Is. lntr > ing to Knock the
trotters from under the colored lepubllcans
of the country by nominating Ti otter be has
driven away m > ilads of people who hn\o
heietotoio stood bv him. The press of the
dlstilet , whether dcmociatlc , , In
dependent , mugwump , mugworm , or relig
ious , Is a unit against him , and the people
hero are not only opposed to him , but they
are mad , \ery mad , and Irom now on they
will knlto his obesity o\ery chance they not.
Once ho was popular hero. Now bo Is cold
poison to ovei yimdv. Ho Is no good In the
District ot Columbia now As n symptom
ot the Intense-Indignation prevailing bent
may bo cited the tact that the leading demo
crats ot the District have just had a meeting
and h.uo determined to Issued an address to
the people In laver ot homo itilo and de
nouncing the Importation ot outsiders to hold
the best plau'H In tlio District. 'I ho address
will talk straight out horn the shoulder.
homo Idea ot the value and extent of the
work donb In the recorder's otllce may bo
learned when It Is stated n I net > -threo
papers were tiled them yesterday for ircord.
This uvcnlng'f Critic siv.s that It Is rumoicd
that In the new colored iccotdr r-thip "com
bine" the SI' ' , 000 per annum Ices taxed on
District propeity holders are to bo divided
bi'tvvi on Trotter , Matthews and an outsider.
Pensions Lri anted Ncbiaskana to day : Nel
son M. Korsj the , Hardy ; Andrew J.O'Ltwy ,
Long I'lno ; ilcrcum Martin , Vork ; Isaac 11.
Alderman , Alnswoith.
A Pensions granu d lowans : Minor of J. 1) ) ,
Mershon , Ulenwood ; mlnom of John U.
Jones , liny ward ; Ada A. , widow of ( ieorge
( illbort , Charles City ; Kloanor S. . mother of
Casius M. llambleton , Marshall ; James
Aniand , Charles City ; Hiram Hales , Florist ;
John 11. Cook , Casuy ; James M. Lamb , Mar >
tlnsbiirg ; James 1'arlt. Knnncls ; Thomas ( ! .
Drlpps , deceased. McCiiegoi : DenJamln T.
Howerre , Spi-ncer ; John K. I'eriy , Cliarlton ;
liaron II. Crane , Mount I'leasant ; Krastua
1 1. Ilrowo , Clinton ; JamusM. Daniels , Kk'ln ;
Ueuberi C. J5liol , Hear ( Jrovo ; Stewart Oxlcy ,
IIANDM , ! , IN 1 HE CAIIlNI'.r.
1 It has been siiBucsted to the ntesldcn
by a nninbci of promldont ilemorratii
that It would bo a good thing If hi )
would appoint Samuel J , Itandall secretary
nf the treasury. Tlio gentlemen making
these suggestions are revenue reformers ,
They hi\e : argued to tlm president that the
unenuo reformers \\lll nfi\er be able tono-
compllsh anything as long as Uundull Is IH
the house. They saj therefore that the presIdent -
Ident would make a master stroke by taking
Itandall Into the cibln < it.
WAniiisoioN , March 3. It U slated at th
Ahltc house Hut bi'tietar ) Manuln 'ij auf >