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THE OMAHA DAILY 1
SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MOHNING , FEBRUARY 1 , 1888 , NUMBER. 228.
IT MADE VERY QUICK TIME ,
The Bill For Omaha's Publlo Building
Passes the Sonato.
GRAND ISLAND AND FREMONT.
FroMprcH Tlmt They , Too , Will Knrc
AVfll llcntrtuc Complnlnn of
Unjust HntcH The Pro
posed New IJIUH ! Ijiwv.
WAHHINOTON Hi un\u TIII : OMAHA HPB , I ;
tilI rotlinTI NTH Srill.l.T , >
WVSIIIMITON. U C. , Jlltl. ill. (
In a twinkling tlio senate took up to dny ,
At thu i equest of Mr. Alundcrson , tlio bill ap
propriating ? IUX,000 , ) for u now situ uml
building for thu government ofllccs nt
Oiimlm nnil pasted it. There was no ob
jection , no debute , no delay. The measure
hurt tlio hciuty cmloisciiicnt of both Ne
braska's senator * , the unanimous approval
of the commltteu on public buildings and
grounds , nnd theio was nothing to impede its
onward progress to the housu of representa
tives. It is very raru that such peed tlmo Is
mudo by u bill In congress as this one has
made. It was but a few weeks ago that it
was Introduced by Mr. Muudcrson. Ho fol
lowed It to thu commltteu with statistics and
endorsements from not only the people at
Om.iha but thu treasury department , uml ho
fultly pushed It. Yesterday only w.is thu
biy repotted to the senate , and now to day It
is taken up and passed. Too much credit
cannot bo given Senator Manderson for the
work ho has done In this matter. Ho has
stood by it like thu cai nest , faithful servant
ho is , and now it has pa sed from his legis
lative domain ho does not intend to relax his
cffoits He will do all ho can in the house ,
but there Alcssifl. McShano , Dorsey and
Laird arc to give it attention , and it is pioo-
nblo that it will pass that body as it is , ere
smother month. Thomeiitsof the measure
liav o been bi ought by these men to the at
tention of the housu committee on public
buildings and grounds.
MOM 1 ( ) ! XI IIIIASKVNS.
Mr. Dorsuj' succeeded in having thu house
to day take and pass his bill to pay Jamei
llarnes , of Ogallulu , * JO , William Titus * 20 ,
nnd .Incob Williams vJfi , all of Ogallal.i ,
Keith county , Nohiaska. The sums aio In
full compensation for damages sustained b.v
reason of the destruction of ciops by mules
belonging to the command of Colonel Forsjth ,
Seventh United States cavalry , in August ,
JOK HtLMONTjANl ) ( HUM ) ISl.VNl ) .
I met Mr. Dorsey this afteinoon and asked
him about the prospects of tlio passage ol
public building bills which ho has intioduced
for Fiumont and Grand Island. Ho replied
that the statistics fuinishcd by Fremont
show a wonderful Increase In population ,
growth of business , etc. , that within the past
two i ears in that city the repoits of the post
ofllco have been Increased over fit ) per cent :
shipments by rail have neatly doubled , tin
bunk statements have propot tionately In
creased , and that with the new industries es
tabllshul during the past j car a much largoi
incicuso is confidently expected in 1&S8. Air.
Dorsey added that Grand Island has not ju
m.ulo u showing , but that ho expected tc
lia\o both bills passed during the present
session. Ho is giving them his pctsonal at
tention and is putting into thu work all of hi :
HAII.KOAI ) II1SLUIMIVVTION IV NIIWVSKA.
The Hcati Ice boat d of tradu today lllei
with the inter state commerce commission i
petition asking an Investigation on the i ate1
by i ail into thu city of Beatrice , and com
plaining against tlio Union Pacific lailioac
und thu Uuilington , and thu Omaha , Chicago
Kansas and Ncbiuska , and the Missouiiam
Republican Valley loads for unlawful dis
crimination in favor of Omaha , Lincoln am
Hastings , Thu complaint charges that Heat
rlco is subjected to undue ami utucasonabli
prejudice and a disadvantage by reason of i
high ratu of tat iff in proportion to the lungtl
of the haul and tliu actual mileage on tliesi
loads fiom the cities of Chicago and St
Louis to thu cities of Omaha , Lincoln am
Hastings. This Is alleged to bo contiatj tt
Rcetion 4 of tlio intet-stato commetco act
Tlio petition is. signed bv J. H. Hulks , presi
tlcnt of the Beatiicu board of tuidu , am
Aithur W. Dale. secieUnv. Attauhci
to the petition is an exhibit showing
the distances fiom Chicago to Deatiici
to bo but sixteen miles moio thai
fiom Chicago to Lincoln und 101 miles les' '
than fiom Chicago to Hastings , while tin
dlstmico from St. Louis to Heatt Ice is stutci
to bu twenty uight miles less than fiom St
Louis toLimoln and thiity-two miles les1
than fiom St. Louis to Omaha. A table o
rates on ten classes of goods shows an iiotua
higher piopoitiotmtu tuto fiom both places ti
Ueuti Ice Hum to either Om.tlin and Lincoln
nnd a propoitlonully higher into whci
milciigu is taken into consideiatlon , than ti
TO Itl'Llr.Vi : AN IOWA HANK.
Senator Allison to iluy intiodmcd a bill ti
pay the Fust National bunk of Mai ion , In
MM ) as mteicst fiom Junuuiv 1 , IbM , ti
Jiinmuy 1 , ISM , on two United States 4 pc
cent bonds for tSOJ each , und four Unite *
States bonds for 1HH ( ) cacti , the coupons o
which , for tills peiiod , having been do
btiojed whiludctiulicd fiom Ilia bonds am
in thu custody of thu | w > stul uuthot ities.
ritoriHi.K TIMIII u i VM > IAWS.
Thu housu commltteu on public lands 1m1
been at woik since thu bcgmnlngof thusuM
slon , pioviding for a general bill which , upoi
its passage Is to bo a substitute for thu oxistini
laws relating to the disposition of agiieul
turul and timber lands. llio. new bill is vcr ;
neat ly pei fected by the lommltteo and wll
inob.ibly bu finally adopti d ut its nevt meel
ing. Tlio existing laws iegaulmg thu dlspc
sition of mlnunil lands hik * not been allot eii
The now bill pro\ Ides that timber land shal
bo sold but that the privilege of cutting th
timber therefrom In tiacts not oxcocditii
forty acres In extent shall bo tjoltl to th
highest bidder upon scaled moposals afte
duuapptaisement and mUeitising All hm
Hales shall bu for cash , puj able at tliu tune o
the sale , and the proceeds turned Into th
treiisutj * . Timber sold shall bu icmove
vvlthlu six jeuis from tlio date of the salt
mid in case mineral shall bu found upo
tiacts of Umber land they shall bu subject t
entiles under thu laws regulating the sale u
minei al lands , w ithout impali mg thu i ight n
the purchaser uf thu Umber. 'ltieM.vicl.ui ,
of thu interior is dltccted to cuuso cxainlnt
tion to bu made of all the timber lunds fu
n now classltlcation and inspcctois uictob
appointed at a salary ofHK ( ) each and t >
pcnsos to BUI vov uml classify the sumo. Th
president lias tlio light ut any time to u
hcivo timber lands as public icscrvatio
in oulcr that tliu ticcs and undoi
growth shall bo pi elected fiimi wast
nnd injuiy , uml ho Is authorize
tocmploj a military fouo to protect sue * !
tlmbor teriitoiy. Lunds unilt for eultiv.
tion and destitute of timber shall bo dispose
of under existing laws wltti the condltio
that ut the tlmo of tiling the ilcclaiation th
paily shall also illo a mat ) of tliu lands h
proposes to take up , together with a pii
showing the mode of contemplated i > rigutioi
which shall bo suftlcient tn thoioughly in
gate and prepare such lands for oullnuiyu ,
rlculturul crops mid the source of thu w ate
to bo used for irrigation. No patent shall I
issued for desert lands unless It shall I
shown that thu person making thu cntr :
itliin Jlvo j eai-s , shall have mudo the canu' '
nnd ditches for the necessary li rigutton an
nut in cultivation at least one eighth oftli
land entered. No entry of desert lauds sha
licreTfter exceed JUO ucrcs. The sccietaiy i
tlio Interior is directed to classify all publ
lands adapted tougilcultuio , and they blm
boiescived exclusively for actual sc-Ulci
Ul'ilor the hpmcstvad uct.thu , prc-cupti * .
nnd timber culture act being repealed. H Is
ilso pro | > osed to contlne the privilege of thu
lomcstcud act to citizens of thu United States
nnd no person who is the proprietor of HA )
icres of land In any state or territory but
\ho abandons his residence uixm Ills own
amis can acquire rights under the home-
stcud law. Any person who has
mt bcretoforehad the boncllt of the pre-emt-
lon law and w ho has fnllod to perfect a title
.o n tract of land bet ctofoto entered by him
mdcr tlio homestead law inav In lieu thereof
nuke pro etnptlon proof. Tlio bill forbids
m.v PPI * on to cut or destroy any timber or to
set lire to any timber or undci bush or to remove -
move ativ timber from the public lands or
usu lumber made from timber so cut or re
TO FSTIOATK Tim MUI , sntvicr.
In the senate to d.iv the lesolullons offered
yestciday by Mr. I'lumb , instructing the
IHistofllcu committcu to make thoiough In
quiry Into the cause of inefficient mail ser
vice especially In the west and south , was
taken ui * for consideration. Mr. Mumlcrson
H.iid that ho felt a sense of personal gratitude
lo tlio senator fiom Kansas who intioduced
the lesolution and ho hoped that the investi
gation would be thorough. TI ese who lived
In the advancing states of thu west had suf-
fcied very much from IncflKlent postal ar
rangement foi the last couple of\cais , The
subject was debated at length by Messrs.
Stewuit , Saulsbuiy , Mot pun and otheis.
Theie will bu an in\estivation.
( OIOMI. I.I'DI OU Tllltl AT1INS TO ltr IOV.D
Colonel Ludlow , who lilcd mi assignment
ftomthu aimvas engineer commissioner cif
thu Disti let of Columbia , and who was sum
marily ieliu\ed of bis duty the othei day ,
intimates that ho muv go into pi ivuto busi
ness and resign his position as a soldier. He
states that lie w as hedged in his w ork as engin
eer by the commisslnneisof the distilct ; that
he hoped an honest application to duty would
bilngsomu unsaid , but he thinks that lie has
not received justice und has neon treated
very harshly by thu adminlstralion.
Till : 81 I'AKHl HK.ON I lllSO lUl'IDI.V.
Speaker Carlisle und wifu returned fiom
Fortress Mom oe this af lei noon. Thu speaker
isgieatly impio\cd and expects to piesidc
o\er the house in a few dajs Mis Car
lisle will hold her usual Wednesday
leception tomonow. Thoio has been a
good deal of talk in political circles about the
secretary of the navy making it "convenient"
to have a res-enuo cutter make a business
ttij ) to Foitiess Monroe Just ut the time the
speaker and his wife wanted to visit that ic-
sort and maku it "conieiilont" lor thu cutter
to i etui n ut the time the distinguished slates-
man desired. 'Ihc Potomac is full of ice ami
tiips aru made bi Uiu govurnment ships now
only when business of gieat impoiluncu de
WOIIKIMOV Till ! TAUIl P 111I.I , .
Democratic members of the housu commit
tee on wajs und means say that tlio tariff
bill will not bu pi escntcd to the full commit
tee under two wicks. It is to bo acted upon
by and reported fiom the full committee bc-
foio it appears in thu house , which obviates
the necessity of delay in lofetencc , etc.
Thetc is to bu no delay after the bill ispio-
"onled to the lommitteo before it is
repoited to the houso. A majouty re
port will bo picpared and it will bo
brief and the minoiity will not
bu waited upon for thu purpose of propai.i-
tion of a icpoit or ptoposing amendments. It
may bo that the bill will bo ready to piesent
to the committee at the meeting on the llth
of Fcbrmuv. A diaft of the bill has been in
the hands of Chilli man Mills for neaily two
months and the majoiity of thu committee
have been running over it at meetings tv\o or
tineu times u week ever since thu holidujs.
At the conclusion of each meeting it looks to
tlio members ptecnt an though they arc
farther uwuy from a definite understanding
than before. Hut an ugl cement has been
icachcd by which the mcasuie shall bo given
the finishing strokes and made icady for sun-
mission to the full committee within fifteen
dajs Tlio duty on cotton , silk , books and
tobacco vv ill not be affected. The reduction
on sugar will bu from 'M to 'M per cent , and
such raw malcrlals as lumbci , suit , lion , ( fl ) > -
per , wool , etc. , are to go on the fiee list. The
wool und woolen schedule bus been passed
over steadily , but it is undci stood that wool
shall mo made fiec , und the duty on inniiu-
fueturcd woolen goods reduced fiom 'JO to 4C
per cent In propoi tion to the quality and that
the most common grades shall go free , The
question of free wool has been the cause ol
moio delay than nnvlhing clso that has come
upon thu compilation of the bill. What shall
bu done in thu way of reducing or abolishing
the internal icvcnuo tax has also not beeii
definitely determined und will not be. Hoc-
ommundulions have been icceived fiom the
secretary of the ticasuty and the commis
sioner of inteimil levcnue , although the lat
ter is known to bo opposed to any ultciation
whatever. It has bcc'i piactleully a iced ,
however , that the internal tax on all
kinds of tobacco , m cveiy condi
tion , shall bu abolished except on
manufuctuicd cigais und cigaicttes which is
to bu retained at thu solicitation of the mechanics
chanics and laboreis Intel ested In then
munufactuic. The tux on fruit binndy ic
also lo bu abolished. lion , si eel and a mini
her of m licles aio being shifted around al
cveiy meeting of the democratic mcmbois ol
thu committee and not hufoic some time next
week will it bu Known what general fcatuic"
thu bill will contain. The idea Is to placu be
fete thu housu a bill w hick will have the
united support of the demociats and as imuii
of Ihu lepublicuns us possible , and Ihen conn
out of tliu senate committee on finance
and pass tlio senate with as few
changes as possible. This will give thu dcm
ociatic house ttio creditor having broughl
about the luvislon of thu tariff. Thu doubts
as lo whether ftco wool can pass the senate
and can bugot tluough thu house , has causei
much delay in thu woik now being done.
M > T1.S.
1C. D. Kilpatrlck and wife , of IJeatrico , lof
for New Voik to day.
C. S. Ailing , of Omaha , is ut the Howarc
In executive session the senate has con
tinned , the nominations of Kccoiver Chuide
of the Niobraia dlstiict , and Hcgistrai
Adams , of the Sidney distilct.
Putin S. HiITU. :
I'ntcutH Granted lo Westerners.
WvMiisflTOV , Jan. Ul. [ Special Tele
giam to thn HM : 1 Patents weie issued tc
Nebraska and Iowa unen'ors lo day as fol
lows : Samuel Hair , McCausUuid , la , puinj
led attachment and plow ; Joseph P. Howcr
DCS Moiues , la , dt lying mechanism for elc
vatots ; HdwaidG Hutehor , Commanche , la
equestrian gjmnaslum ; Fi cdei ick II. Davis
Ciladbiook , la , draft equalizer ; Webster A
Fairbanks , Chailcs City , la , plow ; Sjhestc
Fnlch , Heatiico , Neb , rofiigeiator ; Allei
Johnston , Ottumwa , la , cut lei.v gtlndmi
machine ; Albeit Landsliam , assignor of one
half to A. H. Walker , Council niuffs , la
liunsom liftct ; Wellington J. Mattin , Mt
Pleasant , assignor to Iowa lio.ul Giaderani
Ditcher iminutactuung company , Hiulingtoii
la. , road scraper and grader ; Henry I' '
Mooio , Tama City , la. , levcisiblo load urn
ditching machine ; How ley Uoblnson
WMIIOIC , Neb , apparatus for tiansferiiiij
cars ; Jacob Shuck , Hluo Sptimjs , Jseb. , cul
tivator ; Trank C. Smith. Toledo , la , ollle
WVSIIINOTOS- , Jan , HI. [ Special Tclogran
to the Hia. ] The following-Nebuiska post
masters were appointed to-day : Dontio M
Kobuils , Uuiiuet , Holt county , vice Mis
Maggie Muloy , lesipncd ; Noah W. Slatei
Huidy , Nuckolls county , vice William A
Pccbler , resigned , William II Get hint
Lodge Pole. Cliojenno county , vice John V
Ciaue. icslgncd ; Joseph Gllmer , Mir.igc
bheiiduii ccunty , vicu Solomon Dcwcy , ic
National Capital Notes.
W\SIIINGTOS , Jon , HI. The comptioller o
thu cuncncy has declined the first divideii' '
in favor of ctcdltois of the Fifth Natlomi
bank of St. Louis , M per cent , amounting t
Keprcspntutive Plumb to-day mndo a :
argument before the house committee o :
judiciary In explanation of his icsolutio
calliti ! , ' fur invcsliiiutloti of the ciicumstnncc
under which certain words were changed i
the act providing for a 4 per cent loan.
Senator Vance , fiom the committee o
llmmu , iviioitcd favoi.it/ly to the senate th
bill ii.i3-.cd by the senate last congress t
pros .do for waixuouolnj ; fi uil biaujy.
WAIIIINOTOV , Jan. 31. Among the bllU
cportcd from the commlttles nnd placed on
he calendar was one for the construction ol
n bridge across the St. Crolx river.
A resolution was offeicd by Mr. Dawcs ,
vhlch was adopted , calling on the secretary
of the Interior for Information as to the sale
of the lunds of the Omaha reservation.
Air. Hlddlcberger offered a icsolutlon that
ho treaty with Great Britain bo considered
n open session und nt once. Mr. Edmund ?
objected nnd it was laid over.
Air. Mitchell offered n resolution , which
vas adopted , Insliucllng the committee on
commerce to consider the ndvlsubility of inserting -
sorting a provision in the river nnd harbot
bill , requiring all work to bo done by contract ,
The plumb resolution of jcstcrdu.v
relative to Inefficient mall service , vvac
alien up for consideration. After some
acrimonious debate , during whlcli Mr ,
Chase said tlio main reason for tlu
lllllculty complained of was the facl
hat the postoflico department had changed
M per cent of thu whole foico of the countri
n the shot t space of two and a half .vcars
for political icusons. Tlio resolution won !
over w ithout action.
Tlio following bills were then taken up am'
Granting n light of way through public
lands for In Igutioh purposes.
A Joint resolution proposing tin umcndmcnl
: o the constitution. It provides that tin
li'im of ofllce of the president und the
fiftieth congress shall continue until tlu
30th of Aptil IbbO ; that senators , whose exIsting
Isting term would otherwise expire on tin
lib of March , Ibi'l and thcteafter , shall eon
tinue in ofllce until Api il HO succeeding suet
expiration : that the iiOth of April at nooi
shall thereafter bo substituted for the 4th ol
Alurch , us the commencement und tcrminu
tion of the official term of president , vice
inesldent , senatois und rcprpsenlullvcs It
congi ess ; and that the twelvcth article o !
amendments to tliu constitution shall bi
Air. L"vai is then spoke in favor of the Hlali
educational bill , and after an extensive scs
sion the senate adjoin ned.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 31. The committee ot
banking and currency repoited n bill author
i/ing the sectetary of the trensury to invcs
lawful money deposited in the trcusuiy li
trust by national banking associations fo :
the retirement of their circulating notes.
The commitlco on commerce icpoited bael
the stiiko lesolution with u substituU
requesting thu intcr-slalo commerce couunis
sion lo invcsligato the matter. It was mudi
the special order for Alonday.
Tlio ( ommltteo on postofllecs nnd pos
roads icpoi led the bill icquiring land gran
railroads toconsliuut and opciatu Indcpen
dent telegraph lines Calendar.
' 1 ho committee on invalid pensions reportci
bills grunliiiR a pension lo the widow o
Genurul Logan , and the senate bill incicaslni
the pension of thu widow of General Ulair
Pi ivnte calendar.
A icsolutlon was adopted assigning' Fcbru
ary ' . ' 1.2 , Al , ' > and ' . ' for tlio consideratioi
of public building bills.
Air. Hiumm of Pennsylvania , pi cscntcrt i
memorial of u committee representing 82,00
woiking men asking uu invcsligulion of thi
IJcading strike. Ordeiert printed. Thoreso
lution wus submitted by the eommitlee 01
commerce louchmg the invcsligulion of tin
Heading strike and was made the spcchi
order for to-moriow nftcinoon.
The considei.it lou of Ihu Wlliuns bankim
bill was iwslponed two weeks. The hous
then adjourned. _
The Rending ; Strike.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 81. The house commit
tec on commerce reconsidered ils action o
the Anderson lesolution referring thoques
tion of investigating the Heading railroai
strikes to thu interstate commerce commissioi
at a meeting Ibis moinmg undadoplcdnresc
lution icqucsting the interstate commissio
to invesligali ) the stiike. The same con :
millco repoilcd favoiably on u bill provlil
ing for the constiuction of a cub in thu lak
The minority of the committees made
rcpoit , thu subslancoof which is that con
grcss should mvcstigalo Ihu matter , now a
the evils complained of will have ic'.uhed i
culmination bcfoto tlio interstate commit
sion gets to the mailer. The minoiity ic
port was decidedly favoi able to the miners
side of Ihc case.
A Keenest Tor Appropriations.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 31. Tlio seeielaiy o
tlio Intel ior to day tiansmittcd to the hous
with fuvoiablo cndoiscmcnt a letter fiom Hi
acting commissioner of Ihc land oflico i
winch ho sajs Ihu eblnnates for the suivcj
of public lands aio lee small and icquesls a
additional appropi l.ition of $100,000. Ho ills
asks appiopiiations of $ J20,000 to bu special !
devoted to the suivoyof lands within th
giant and indemnity limits granted uiilioad
and the appropriation of fo'J.OOO ' for elei ici
sci vices in thu office of the suivejor geuera
und $10,000 for inei cased suiveis.
The sub committee to which was rofcrrei
Air. Taylor's ( Ohio ) bill defining polj gainj
to-duy reported to the house judiciary con
mitteo the following substitute :
Pol } gamy shall not exist nor bo lavvfi
within the United Stales or any place sul
jcct to their juusdiction. Polygamy sha !
consist of tlio man iago relation by contr.u
or m fact between one pci son of either so
und moio than one pei son of Iho oilier so1
Congicss shall enfoio Ibis uiliclo within th
DistrKt of Columbia and the tcmtoik
of the United States nnd other places subjci
to their juusdiction , and shall have powei
concurrently with the sevei.il slates , to ei
fouo the same within the states by uppn
Tlio house committee on banking and cm
iciicv to day reported favoiably to thu hous
Mr. Dinglej's bill , authorising the seeietar
of the trcasuty to Invest monoi deposited b
national banks for tlio ict.iemeiit of thci
ciic'ihitlon in the purchase of United State
bonds at curi cut mat kct lates. The bond
so pui chased , with the Intel cat ncciulnc * ui
to bu held in tiust und used for the poj mci
of the circulating notes of banks which liui
deposited lawful money for such pai men
Thu committcu rcjwrts an timendmonl limi
ing to b * > Her cent the umoiint that may bo ii
vested and uiithoil/ing the eei clary lo so
Iho bonds icdceined if it bo necessary lo ri
deem the circulating notes outatandiiig.
Frozen to Heath.
Am.itnnnv , Dak , Jan. 31. A special to tt
Journal icports the fieezing to death of tv
funnels of Campbell county , named Fie
and Geoigo Council ) , Alonday , whllo c
their waj liom Laguico to Mound City.
A Constitutional Amendment.
W SHINOTOV , Jan 1)1 ) Tim senale passt
Ho.u's joint lesolution for n constitution
amendment changing the tlmo for mctt'.i
of i ongi oss und for the inuugui ion of tt
Condition of JnincH Ilcdpatli.
Nhvv YouK , Jan. .11. James Kedpath wi
repoited easier this nioining , and the docti
sajs lilb patient v\ill survive unless paralys
extends to thu brain or bronical tubes.
Tlio Knstorn nn/7iird.
NiNTUeitLT , Mass , Jan. 31. It is tv
weeks since any mall has been received hoi
The sound is full of ice and It extends so ,
w arU as far us the cj o can
Tor Nebraska : Wui mer follow cd by coolc
fair weather , light to f rcsli soathci ly wind
Tor Dakota : Slightly warmer , fa
weather , followed by slightly colder and I
local snows in the mntbciii poitiona ; light '
GIBBONS ON HENRY GEORGE ,
His "ProgrcBS Attd Poverty" Only a
TAKEN FROM SPENCER AND MILL.
The Shrewd Cardinal Explains the
Objections ton Formal Condem
nation of tbo Land Theory
A KnnioiiH Ijcttcr.
ICpyrlo/it / 1SSS tin Jmnr ( tuition Btnntlt , ]
KOMI : , Jan. HI. [ New York Hoi aid Cable
Special to the Hrp . ] I liuvc obtained the
original text of Cardinal Gibbons' letter lo
Cardinal Simconl about the works of Henry
uEcorgc which has been kept secret , although
'aibled , incorrect , statements about It lluvo
jcen published. Th6 letter begins thus :
Your Imminence I linv o nlrendy hud. the
lionor of pi cscnting mi views on tlio social
luestions wlilch agllale Amci icn and especi
ally in relation to the Knights of Labor , but
lately another form of social discussion lias
developed attaching to the doctrines of
lleury George , an American nuthor idcntl-
lied with the working classes. Since my ar
rival at Homo I have heard discussed tlio
question whether these vv oiks should find n
[ ilace In the index. After meditation upon
thn subject 1 think it my duty to submit to
jour eminence the reasons which dcmon-
slrale to mo why a fotmul condemnation of
Henry George's works would bo inopportune
: iud useless.
Cardinal Gibbons then proceeds to say that
Air. George is not the originator of his theory
concerning tliu ownership and contiol of real
property. He charges that in ' 'Progress and
Povcrtj" Air. Gcorgo cites "piecisemont"
the teachings of Herbcit Spencer and John
Stuart AII11. The cardinal also qnotcs from
an article in the Contemporary Hovievv ol
November 18bC , n charge that Air. Geoige "in
only n plucimist from those celebrated
authois" "And it seems to me , " conlinueh
tlio cardinal , "that the world would adjudge
it a little singular if lo saint siege should at
tack the woiks of a humble American work
man instead of his masters. " Tlio cardinal
adds with some naivete , "and if any one
thinks it the duly du saint siege to pronounce
judgment upon Alessieures Spencer uud Alill
it might be prudent , befoi o such adjudication ,
to take the opinions of Cardinals Alunning
nnd Newman as to the policy of sucli
action. " Next , reference is made to the
dlfTeientialions between Hoccanellu's ' work or
communion published by the piopogundii
piessinlbW und George's writing. "Ami
ono who reads tlio latter observes Unit the
uutlior docs not teach nor wisli to leach ar
abolition oT all private pioperty nnd plncinf.
it under stale care. Mr. George , on Iho con
ti ary maintains that individual pioperty i'
absolute overall the fruits of a man's cneigy
and industry. It is only as to the possession
of land Hint ho wishes to limit individual
property by un extension of Ibo suprcmun
domlnum of government. One can per
ceive , thcrofoie , that practically thocontro
vcrsy presents itself , to Iho American public
as a simple question touching the
power of government over in
dividual ownership of land. Regarding
Ih is power I wish to hero nole that whocvei
has studied the relation of the stale to tlu
ownership of land as the subject is treated
by Stcccauella and other Catholic wiilers 01
as it is regarded by the laws of taxation ami
the suppoitof the poor in many countiics
und especially in England , cannot fail tc
compieliend that this is a question trcs com-
plo\o nnd ijoverned by differing circum
stances of time and place , and not lit to be
resolved by a precmploiy sentence. The
wholu question is before the American pub
lie as a political problem and in an arena s <
practical will soon find solution. Air. Georg <
himself iccognizes how only legislative
power can accomplish his disposition of thesi
nffairs. It seems certain that never will
congress nor a legislature bo fount
which would vote so piofound a change , it
'social iclalions , ni un picsidcnt quo 1'approv
erait , in a country like the United State1
which is not for doctrinists und visionisti
nor speculntionisls. The Ihcory cannot bu
conic dangerous nor long survive after an ;
piactic.il application of it has been rejected
Ifletalono it would in all ceitainly die
ilself. Cci lain recent cvcnls , in the Unitci
Slates , have occasioned popular ex
citcmcnt , very profound , which ha :
an liitimato connection with this vcr ;
question. It appeared evident , then
even if it were advisable to condemn thi
doctrines ; tlio present time could not bo prop
erly chosen for that purpose. I feel certain
how over , that a condemnation of the work
of Air. Gcorgo might give them popula
impoituncu and urouso a cutiosily thu
would sell them par dcs million des copic
and immensely spiead the influences whicl
the condemnation sought to icstram. Th
American people , I repeat , aio so practica
Ihat all bl ai 10 ideas und impractical subsll
tulions mo so soon found out that it appear
to mo Unit pi udenco should suggest that w
let absurdities die a natuial death and Ihu
wo should not incur the risk of giving totlics
life , impoitunco and nn artificial foico pa
I'cnteivenlion dcsim buicauv dolegliso.
TiTLUi ) LADIIH ; IN THADK.
A Talk With nn IIiu'llsli Milliner o
HI no lilood.
[ Cniyi ; fo/it / JS&s by James ( Ionian ncnnclt. ' ]
LONDON , Jan. 31. fNcw York Herald Cab )
Special to tliu Hur. ] When the grea
Napoleon dubbed the English nation "Slio [
kccpeis , " John Hull grow wiathy , but th
old gentleman lias learnt a good deal ot coir
mon sense since then. It is but a few j ear
ago that society was staitlcd and , to tell th
tiuth , lalher shocked , ut hearing that Mac
Cullom More had put his sons In business
Then the joung men , v\ho weio something i
the city , ciopped up in thu best London draw
ing rooms , und by degrees , the pcoplu bega :
lo learn that after all a man might b
in business und tbo gentleman at the sam
time , and London society no longer trouble1 !
itself with what a man was doing so long n
ho could behave hlinsetf decently. It was
rather bitter pill /or London society t
swallow when it first admitted whole sal
tiadcis within its sncrrd poitals. How won
deifully its views havobioadencd is shown b
the way In which men und women in the vcr
best society uro now engaged In icluil bhoi
keeping uml ui u not In tlio least ashamed t
own up to It. Lady Granvlllo Gordon set th
ball roiling when her father , Henry 'Hoc , th
Dublin distiller , failed In business. Lad
Giauvlllo's success induced many sociut
people of both sexes to follow the oxampli
Customers di' covered that what used to I
called "quality" have some taste and ai
pleasant to deal with. The only tioublo ;
the market may be ovet stocked with mill
ncrs niul diessmakcn who belong to Ui
"upper suckles , " but who uro uufoitunntol
dependent for their Incomes upon Irish tci
nnnts und Scotch ciolfis.
The latest rcciult to the bind of well-boi
women who have pone into trade is Lndj
Mackenzie , of Scaduell , Ho shlro. Her
nili ship has opened n shop in Sloano street ,
vlicrc sha deals In bonnets , hats , etc. , tinder
lie name ol Mine , do Courcey. Almc. dc
Zourccy is n tail , handsome woman , with n
broad , open , brow nnd n very flno pair ol
clear blue ci cs. Stio is evidently n woman
of , business , with n slrong chnrucler.
At the same time there is nothing
of the strong-minded woman about tier.
Her manners have that charming case about
hem which denotes the true gentlewoman.
The shop In Sloano street is handsomely .vet
luictly furnished. Mine. Do Courcey docs
lot attend upon tier customers except they
jo Intimate friends , but looks nfter tlio busi-
less part of the establishment In n room up
"Yes , " said the lady , in answer to u quciy
mt by your coirespondent , "tho eioftcrs me
it the bottom of It. We can't gut iinv thing
Iko our original rents from our tenants
n Kosstiitc. Matleis uiobad enough now ,
jut they are going to bu wet so. Foteseelng
his , I determine to shut tlio stable door before -
fore the steed has left. My husband w as
v cry much opposed to my going Into ti ade ,
jut \ ou see I got my ow n way In the end. "
"What makes jou think that still worse
imcs arc coming ! "
"Well , people who own property in the high
lands aio dependent toalnrgu extent on their
moors and deer forests. A greater part ol
.ho land is good for nothing else. The game
uws must Inevitably bo repealed in England
jcforo long. Once repealed on this side the
jordcr , they must go on the other side ,
riien , where is the highland laud owner tc
; et his income from ) I don't blame the
crofters Some of my husband's tenant suit
men whose families have occupied tlio land
for generations buck. They would
do anything they could to meet theii
obligations , but it is impossible
for them lo do so. Their ciops
may bo excellent , but what Is the use of t
: oodcroplf Iheio is no market for 11. For
cifn compction lias kilcd their market. Yes ,
Limes arc hard now but nothing like so hai d
us they w ill be. It's no use trj ing lo sbul
out the tiuth. Socialism Is making cnoi-
inous sti ides and , unpleasant though it mnj
be , to have to face it [ and then , Almo. Di
Courcey instead of sighing ovei
the liaid times , packed up a bcautifu
tea gown of salmon coloicd satin , covet 01'
with vUiito lace ] you see I don't confine
mj self to huts. I ulso make tea gow ns am
tea jackets. The tea gown is a thoroughly
English invention , but'has been much takci
up by rieiieh women. They are now * bcitif
made in such magnificent brocades that ladle1
aic vvcnrinir them for informal dinner partiei
and the original idea of tlio gow n is compar
ativcly lost sight of. "
"What was the original Idea ! "
"The tea gown was invented for countrj
house use. When the ladies returned fron
shooting 01 hunting they would go to tliei
looms and diess for dinner with the exccp
tion of putting on the dccolletto dress am
wear llicso gowns for 5 o'clock tea , vvlicr
men would only put their smoking jacket
on. It saved tlio trouble of another dressing
These tea Jackets aio a sort of feminin
smoking jacket and aie very much hi vogui
now. To tell you the trutli their grcutcs
use seems to bo to brighten up a shabb ,
gown when you arc dining with your bus
band ulono. "
"Do you design your bonnets , etc ! "
"No , I have u very clover French millinc
who does that. Here is n now design of hoi
which wo havocallcd the 'Nautilus' because i
is so like the shell , und Aline. DeCourco ;
picked up a dainty litllo bit of the milliner'
nit which was as light as a feather. "
"I shall st.ut for Pans in a few * days , " sh
continued , "to get un inkling of spimg fusl
Ions. Hut jou know a Pa us bonnet hast
bo adapted to suit the English taste. Th
Parisians don't walk ns much us Englis
women do , nnd what might bo all right fo
u lady dining in the bois woul
bo very outio for a womu
walking in the i ow * . Then I tiy not to in
itulo Paris fashions lee sevciely. All th
London millincis go to Pans , and if w
didn't use a little originality all our thing
would bo exactly the same. "
"Has jour going mlo liado affected jou
social stalus m any vay ? " s
"Not in the least , " und Aluio. Do Courcc
gave a sort of low chuckle. "Tliu fact is i
is rather Iho fashion lo bo m tiade. All m
old fiicnds deal with me and picfer doing s
than going to people they know neil
ing about. You vxould bo astoiiishc
if jou knew how many people there uro wli
liavo a flist rule posillon in societj * and ar
tiudesmen. Naturally the old tiudcsme
don't ' like our competition , but what arc vv
todoi Wo must live. "
"Is jour custom confined to jour friends )
' Oh , no. People como into roj * shop a
they would into any ordinary milliner's ,
have a peed many American eustomeis , tot
Americans nro patronizing English fashion
much more than they used to. "
And then Almo. do Courccj * was calle
upon to utleml lo business mailers , and > ou
coi respondent took his le1"1 j.
WANTS A FIGHT.
The Conditions On Which Smith WI
[ Cojyrtilit Ifftfliy Jaunt ( junlun Htnwtt. ' ]
LONDON , Feb. j , 4 a. m [ New Yoi
Heiald Cable Special to the HLC. ] Tli
Sporting Life Ihis morning prints fiom Flen
Ing , Smith's manager , Uiu following cam :
Sullivan's last teller desci yes to bo treate
with contempt. I can assmo him tie is m
raising his reputulion by his length ;
abusive epistles. I begin to belicv
liis monkoj'-work a sham. Fust lie talk
light , then pats himself on the back just I
bhovv us what a line fellow ho is. Aftc
Illuming his fcatheis ho comes out with
proposition for a six round glove cotitc ;
and offers a prbe equal lo uboi
ono-fouith tlio gate icceipts. The enl
terms on which Sullivan should meet Smit
Is in a fair fight to u finish , under the ne\
lutes of the pilzu linjy. I will meet Phillip
at the Spoiling Life on Friday next at
o'clock p. m. , prepaid ! to sign ui tides an
post u forfeit of 503 for Jem Smith I
light Sullivan for . 1,000 a side o
us much moio us tic ca
find , pioviding to agree to fair uitiele
bimilar tojhoso for thu Kiliain-Smitti light ,
limited number of poisons only to witnc"
tho'battle , und the names of those invited b
both sides to bo submitted und each side t
have tlio power of striking olT nuim
objected to I shall insist upon u cluu :
that should any pci bon appear ut the rir
bide known to be an adherent of either ma
other than these who received permissio
the principal of whom lie is ttio partisan ulu
forfeit the whole battle money. The tight
take place ut the cud of May or eai !
In June , and Iho stake money
bo posted at the Spoiling Li
onico four weeks befoio the light. Je
Smith , being champion of England , in ti
own count ! y has a pci feet right to name U
battle gtound und the tlmo of flgtitmff , ) > ti
vlding ho lights within six motitl
fiom the tlmo of being challenge
Thq propositions I name nia sole
( or tlio purpose ol securing fu
ilny for both , nnd In order that there bo
no get-out o'n cither side , 1 hope Phillips will
lot fall to meet mo at the Sporting Life
iftlcc nt the time I npiwlntcd , us I urn anxious
lint 'n match should be made nt once mid
vith as little fuss as possible.
Iiorltlnrd Hpoiicrr Pond.
JSSS In Jiimtt ffcinlcm lltnnrtt. ]
Puns , Jnii3l. [ Now Yoik Heiald Cable
Special to the Hrr.l Lorlllurd Spencer ,
f the Union club , is dead.
Sailed For llnrcHonn.
t S tin Jainti Gunlnn Hcmi'lM
S , Jan. al. [ New York Cable
Special to thu HKK. ] Tlio American jacht ,
ntrepld , has salted for Uarcclotm.
After Kw ISM SoclnllHtM.
HrtiMN , Jan. 31. The minister of the In-
crier has asked the governor ut Heruu
\hethcr the chief of i > olleo of Zurich was
ictlng In accordance with law in suppljlng
ociallsts liostllu to thu German government
vith infoi million affecting the Hcilin dctccl-
ve bureau. _
Coercion Screw H.
Dt'iii is , Jan. 31. The It ial of Cov , mom-
> cr of pai llamenl , on the chat go of v lolating
ho crimes act bj addicssing tenants at
( ildvsnit , was begun to dny. Cox was tried
i week ago at Ennls on the chaipo of ad-
Iresslng pioclaimed league meetings nnd
cntenced to four months Imprisonment. Ho
ippculcd and on his icleaso fiom Jail wus 10-
u icsted on the chin gu on which ho is being
i led to day.
The German Loan.
Hi ni.iv , Jan. 31. Tlio bundcsrnth to day
ixcd the sum for carrj ing out the provisions
f ttie now mlliluiy bill ut 'JSl.iJOO.OOO . murks ,
f which 278,300,000 is non-recurring expcn-
lituro and 3MKX , ( ) , ( ) marks n poimancnt loan.
I'ho bill was immediately ufleiwnul Intro-
luced id the HeleliRtng.
Ait American Honored.
LONDON , Jan. 81. The geological socicly
ins conferred the Aluchison medal upon Dr.
Newbcuy , of Columbia college , New York.
AVantcd to Arm Troops.
Hrui tJan. . 31. The new militmy bill
low befoio the rcichstag states that the loan
asked is , needed for Iho arming of 700,000
exlra tioops , tlio older to bu prepared bo-
'orchund for a decimation of war nnd tc
Dimiv , .Tun. 31. Two evictions weie
made at Kilmlhll , County Claic , to-daj * . The
sheriff was protcclcd by a foico of ' . ' 00 police'
nen. A mob , in sympathy with the tenants ,
.blew missiles at the cvieteis , and V.CH
chin gcd by the police.
Sentenced to Three Months.
Dum IN , Jan. 31. Two mcicliants of Long
ford have been sentenced to tin co month'
imprisonment each und nine fanners to om
month cacti for taking part In an unlawfu
assemblage on thu occasion of the rcloast
fiom prison of Father Egim.
rUnnc GetH Four Months.
Di'm.iv , Jan 31. Tlio trial of Hlanc , mem
ber of parliament , on charge of inciting ten
ants to resist the authoi itics , rcsulled in his
being senlcnccd to four month's impuson
KOMU , Jan. 31. Advices from Alassowal
say it is reported that King Menelek o
Shoa , has revolted against King John o
The SiiK"r TriiHt.
Nnw YOUK , Jan. 31. [ Special Telegram tc
the HLK. ] The mcmbeis of the sugar trus
arc vexed ut the disclosuie of their methods
which thcj * huve used cvcrj * endeavor tt
keep dark. They still refuse to talk , nnc
evidently intend to continue their operation !
without taking the public into their confl
deuce. Tlio sugar trade is grcatlj * ngitutcc
about this question. A down-town mcichun !
said : "The papcis have done n good thin (
in thus exposing the trust , for n mon
Iniquitous combination than this was nevei
formed. They have absolute control of UK
sugar market und evcrj bodj * is helpless n
their hands , 'llicio is no ono licio htroni
enougti to light them Tliero is onewuj * ii
which they could bu hurt very seuouslv , am
Unit is by taking the duty oil the hifhe
grades of raw hiigar , which aie now HI
lieavilj taxed Unit thcj * cannot bo sold ut i
luollt , and the quality of which Is us gooi
us the icflned for most put poses. Tim
would hurt the ti list , which Is made up en
tiiely of lelinuiies , us it would allow unpor
ters to coinpeto with them. " Tlio coi tlllcate
of the tiust. which were olTeied for sal
last w eck at bO aru still unsold , the highcs
bid thus fur icceived being 75.
Prison AVorkshops Uurncd.
RICHMOND , Va , Jan. 30. Soon after !
o'clock this morning the buildings of th
Viiglnla penitentiary leased by Davis Shoi
company , of Hoston , and operated as a she <
factorj bj * from three to four hundred con
viets were totally destroyed with valuabl
machinery und stock. The buildings weroo
brick nnd coveicd un urea of ubout hovci
hundred fecn in length and sixty m width
The loss to the shoo company is cs
timutcd ut fiom $150,000 to S175.000
The buildings were stuto piopeitj * and Ui
loss caused by their destruction will nmoun
to S > , ( < 00 , Iho amount of Insurance has no
been obtained. Soon after the ill obi okc ou
the bolls in the city hounded the military cal
and in a few minutes two hundred soldlei
weie on the ground to guard against any oul
break among the prisoneis , but eveijthin
was until eljr quiet und the military vvciooi
Death ol' General Thompson.
Cincxno , Jan. 31. Gcncial John I
Thompson died tills morning at his homo i
tliis citj * from the effects of a ruptuio of
blood vessel nt the base of the btain. Get
oral Thompson was a member of the lu1 ,
lit m of Williams & Thompson , and was on
of the most prominent nttorno\s in the eitj
He leaves a widow and two children.
Shmon'H Allowance Cut Down
SAX FIUJCISO ( , Jan. 31. The htato si
prcmo court to duj * filed u decision afllrmin
the pccision of the lower couit granting
divoico to Saiuh Althea Sharon , from th
late William Sliaion , but i educing thu ul
mony fiom ? 7,5GO nnd tlio annual allowann
$2,500 , to * 1,500 with annual allowance * " 0 (
Tlio allow unco of S-Vi.OOO for counsel feus I
McGI ) nn'lollH mi Untruth.
Ni \ \ YOUK , Jan. 31 [ Special Tclegian
to the Hun.-In ] a caul to tliu Heiald All
Powdeily sajs : "Dr McGlynn's htatomen
that I sent an ambassador to Koine is niter !
f.Use. 1 hcnt no money nor ambassador. "
The S'c Kinder Do Cti/cs.
Nr.w YOIIK. Jan 31. [ Special Telegram t
the Hi K , ] Haroness Altheu Salvador , vvn
ing to the Worid fiom Pans , announces tin
thu second daughter of Isaac Singer , Ui
hewing machine man , is to become U
Duehcs Do Ca/cs.
Kit-lit Yi'artt I'or Murder.
DFUIWooi ) , Dale. , Jan. 31 [ Special Tel
giam to tlio Hhr.j I'dwm T. Smith , wli
wus convicted of Hie murder of Jcirj Clam ;
alias Joiry Iho Hum , was sentenced to cigl
jeais in Ihu peiiitenliarj * .
A Piononnccd Success.
Drvnwooi ) , Dak. , Jan. 81. [ Special Tel
gram to ttio Urn ] The boldiers icunlon i
Slurgis was u grcut success. Aluny vlsitii ;
uiemberu of the fraud uimy
A SMALLPOX SCARE IN IOWA ,
Fonts of nn Outbreak of the DlscnsO
In Dos Molnos.
BROUGHT FROM CALIFORNIA ,
A Prominent Farmer Btiflcrlnir
the Malady Ylwltn the Htato Cnp
Itul DolngH ot'tho
ture loMrt News.
A Smallpox Scare.
Drs AIoiNrlu , Jan. 31. [ Special Tclo
gram to the Hi'K.The ] vigilance of tha
state bouid of health has icsulted In kccplnjj i i
lie state of Iowa ficu from smallpox , but Urn I .
uospccts are good now for n number of cusct
n this city and vicinity. Peiry Ogopd , a
vcalthy farmer living east of the city lu thd
edge of Juspei count y , tetuincd homo from
California this week. Ho came to Otlumvrn
over thu Hurllngton load , and on Monday
nine to DCS Aloines Ilu was not fecllngwell ,
mt it was thought thu change of climate win
.ho . cause. Air. Ogood was well known
n ttio city und spent the day slinking hands
\ltlililsfilcmls. Last night lie went home )
ind was taken qullu ill and his phjslciun pro-
munced his tioublo smallpox. Dr. Kennedy ,
iccictary of tliu statu bo.ml of health , cx-
imlncd thu case und ulso pronounced It small-
> oin Its most violent foim. It Is highly
uobablu that a number of eases will icsulb
lorn Osgood's contact with friends , as his
liseiiso was In the stagu to sptciid the con-
agioti. TlFu stntu bouid lies iuaraiilined ]
Osgood's house nnd local deiilets liuve sent
'or virus for vaccination purposes. If notlit
ng wet su thu icsult w ill bu u llvel.t smallpox
scale whilu the Icgisluturu is in session.
The IOVMI I
Dis AIoiNis , . lim ill Tim Hciijliill mill-
ng bill will bo favoiubly icpoitcd by the
Hy Air. Chesebro A bill for fuither pio-
inoting the sc'ciccj * of tlio ballot and pi event *
ing undue inllucncu w ithm u hundred feet of 1
: ho polls ,
Hy Air. Weber Pioviding for woman suff
rage in school and municipal elections.
A resolution by Mr. Hussell Unit It is the
sense of thu house that thu ofllco of lailroud
coinmissioncis bo made elective , was
Hy Air Chapman To compel railioads to
furnish cms on notice und piovidlng penal-
LIcHy Air. Crooks Preventing pcisons hold
ing moio than onuofllio in ancoipoiation. . <
Hy Mr. Cuitis Limiting the liabilities of
Railroad icptoscntativcs will appear bcforo
Joint committees tomonow to discuss ic-
duccd fat e und other railroad meusures.
Tlio AlcVuy bill for fencing railroads was
oidcied engrossed. The bill provides that
all lullrouds orguni/cd under the luvvs of thin
state , or these of any other state opciating , \
in this state , shall constiuet suitable fcnecB
of bin b wire or bourd on euch side of the
ti ack , with cattle guurds at the crossings ,
the fencing to bo donu befoio January L
IbS'.l , by the lailroads now built or within si *
inontlis nftei completion , bv now ones. The
bai bed wire fences uio to bo of live wires.
with posts twenty feet upuit ; the board
fences of live buauls , with posts eight feet
apart , und the posts Itftv-four Inches high.
A line is provided , not exceeding $ ,100 , for )
any corporation , officer , agent , employee or
lessee engaged by a luilroud In Iowa con "
victed of refusing to comply with or neglect *
Ing the piovisioim of the act , the misdemeanor
meaner to bo repeated each tliiityduvs of
neglect. An amendment pioposed by Web
ber was curried , providing that roads legally
fenced uccoi ding to the pi csunt law sliull bo
Committees icpoited on minor mutters
connected with cuiijingon the dully busi
ness of tlio session.
Air. Ueinigcr introduced n lesolution nuk
ing thu abolition of unnecessary Sunday rail
way ti aflle. Kcfon cd
bevei ul petitions weie lead asking for min
A bill by Mr. Hutchinson asking that title
to lanes along Iho Des Monies river nt Ot
tumwa bu given to thu C. H. As Q. luilroud ,
All. Nelson intioduced u bill in tha house
to assess vacant lots and lands equally with
Hy Air. Hobb A bill icstricting lion nliens
in the right to hold icul estate1.
Hv. Mr Wilson A bill to amend the cede *
i elating to the time when township clerks , i
shall lepoit delinquent load tux.
The bill for an m t to piovnlo for the for-
mationof independent school districts was or
dered ungi ONsed.
A message was received from the governor
transmitting tliu supplementary rcpoit of the
secietaiy of the stuto bourd of health ,
Thciowus a discussion on the bill provid
ing foi llxing compensation of county super
intendents. The point in debate was to
clmngu thu salnty from $ .1 to $1 per day. The
advocutcs of tliu change weiu Thompson uml
Davis. Tlio mutter was unsettled at acl-
Claimed to He a Kleptomaniac.
Gonui N Gito\ i , la. , Jan. 31. [ Special Tel
egram to thu Hi.b. ] Last , Thursday a mail
giving tbo nnmo of J. A. Johnson , sold two
foi tred notes in ttiis plucu beat ing ttio name of
uvvcaltlij * fiiimcrof thlsvicinitj * . Thufoigcry
was discovered Friday , and next day John
son wus i i ested , Yesteiduy at Leon a i
giand juiy indicted him and he went into
court , pleaded gutltj * , lufunded most of tha
money and was sentenced to the penitential y
for three jcars. Ho ncknow ledge d ho liad
ulicady suivcd two teims in thu litatu pilsou
and claimed lobe u kleptomaniac
AIiMii.v , In , Jan. 31 [ Special to thu Her ]
Tlio saloon war IH-IU lias broken out tinow.
An Oakland constable , with u deputy fioia
Shelb ) , stepped off Uiu west bound oxpiesi
train this moining und began a quiet iccon-
noisanco Tlirj visited thu diffei cut places
vvheio the "indent" Is supposed to bo dealt
out. and aimed with w an ants ptocccdcd to
gatiier In two of thu piopnutois and took
them to Oakland , vvhuro pielimlmiij * pro
ceedings will bu commenced against them. i >
I'iic at Dc'iilhon.
DINI .OV , In , Jan ill. [ Special Telegram
to thu HIT ] At I o'clock this morning thd
storu building and n f J.5000 stock of goods of
Ed. Fcgttoy , of Deloit , tills county , was
wholly dcstrojcd by flic. Thu insurance ou
thn stock was ubout 50 per cent. 1 Vgttcy H
postmaster , and loses all liooks , mails , eto.
Thu out-ill of the lire is unknown.
Uolieving ; the Kiicl
DUI.UTII , Minn , Jan. 31 [ Special Tele
gram to the Hi i' 1 A recent older of the
Nortliein Pacific road now In force stated
that all motive powci and lolling stock now
uvnilublo tor genual t radio shall bo used for ?
hauling eoul to Uiocst , and for other pur-
puses , all other freight , oven Including pets
Uhublo fi eight , is delujcd because of tha
uigcnt demand for coal. Tiioioud lias boon
hauling u largo amount of logs fiom Cabtlo-
ton uml ottif r pointH to Duliith c on ti acted la
bu heie bufoiu Biiring something llku 10,0XJX
( too feet but this us well us oilier tiaftlo n <
stopped for coal Hutwcen'JOO und " < 0 caia
of fuel uiu being sent foi vsuid dally and tha
coal companies uro all busy loading eais.
I'orccd IillcnchH ofConvlolH.
SINO SINO , N Y. , Jan. 31. To-moriovv' ;
1,200 convii Is hero nnd JIVl ut Clinton ) ) ribon.
will becoma Ule und bo locked In their collrf ,
twenty two houin daily until the
passes tlie bill making appropi iationa
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