Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 04, 1889, Image 1
THE OMAHA BEE. EIGHTEENTH YEAH , OMAHA MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 4. 18S9. NUMBER 202 A DISCOURAGING OUTLOOK , Rainy Weather Likely to Interfere \Vlth the Inaugural Prggrammo. BUNTING AND DRAPERY RUINED. The Ilcnil of the Aerlctilturnt D'-jiart- inunt Not Yet Chosen Carl- lnle ami tlie Free To- tmcco Hill. WASHINGTON Uuiir.vu TUB OMAHA HRE , 813 FuUKTKEXTIlSTIircBT. l\ WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 3 , "Tloo bad , Isn't IU" These words nro on the lips of everyone , ns Iho rain which sot In yesterday continues to Jail. The streets lire sloppy ntiil muddy and the brllllnnt colors ot the bunting and drapery have bleached Into n reddish purple huo. The out-door reviewing stands nro snaked thrnugli , and the onl.loolc for to-inor- row is not encouraging In spite of the rain , the sidewalks of the principal thoroughfare * nro crowded with people , who , wltli umbrel las nnd innukcntoslios , struggle along and elbow thuir way In nnd out of the hotels. The atmosphere of Iho hotels baffles descrip tion. The otgnrn from wet garments , the mud off mired feet , the odor from constant cooking , blended with the smells from the bar-room * , makes a composite atmosphere which the strongest would gladly lly from. These fortutmto enough to have ventilated rooms Imvo not ventured from them to-day. The rustless throng of visitors sway to and fro , josflo each ether , puff cigars , and now and ujrain reliova the monotony by taking drinks which they don't want. The cabinet being practically settled , Iho only matter loft to speculate nnon Is the agriculture department , and tlmt'has beeoino tiresome. As the incoming military com panies and societies come In and march through the wetstreetsheaded by n band a mo mentary ripple is noticeable and then things resume their bedraggled appearance aguin. About the only plueo of cntcrtninrncntor re sort outside of the churches nnd hotels rs congress. All day long thc-worn out mem bers in a stilling atmosphere have been set ting the nation an example of Sabbath break- in g. _ On the other hand , it is learned that General Harrison has observed Sunday by taking what ho is much in need of , n day of rest. It has ucen a severe week for him and the coming week ot- fer ? no relaxation. There are simply shoals of ofllecscckers here. The scramble for second places has fairly begun , and the fear of sonio other fellow getting In ahead lends to outrageous action. Whatever the morrow may bring forth , Washington to day Is as thoroughly uncomfortable for n respectable citizen with no ax to grind as any place on earth. Those who nro hereon on account of u surplus of patriotism , ns well as of wealth , stand a good clmnco to have both soaked out of them before they can get uway. If the sun shines to-morrow everthing will change. CLOSING senses. The closing scene of the first hundred years of the American congress is a dupli cate exactly of those sights so familiar to the visitor in the gallery 011 each "odd year" 4th of March for years back. The weather Is as unpleasant as it could well be. A tine misty rain has been falling all il.tty. Urn brcllas nnd overcoats decorate the persons of each and every man ns he enters the door of the capital. The humidity penetrates every thing except the gush on ttio floor. Every gallery Is illlcd to its utmost capacity. There are hundreds of strangers In the corridors straining their necks for a sight through the open doors. Men , women and children are crowded out , but patiently nwnlt the chance of admission. There Is a very fair attendance on the Iloor , but there is no clmnco of action on many of the bills other than the two appropriation bills , the sundry civil and deficiency. All attempts at special , private or general legislation nro promptly squelched by a little knot of ob jectors , who nro determined that nothing alinll be done. The day is still frlday , ac cording to the journal , and it will remain Friday until the hour of Haul ad journment. The dellcleney bill Is the great bone of contct.tion , and the clause over which the light is maintained Is that which appropriates money to pay the Judgments in favor of the French spoliation claimants. Motions to'tnko a recess meet every proposition looking toward nn agree ment. Every effort directed at a settlement of the differences between the two houses Is mot by n shout of "regular order" by Hlnnd , of Missouri , or some other small bore states man. At this writing the , prospects nro that the dellcleney bill will fail for want of time. On the whole the houseIs us good Matured as could bo expected. In fact at this hour ( lip. in. ) the quietness is so apparent thnt but for the curly tobacco smolco nnd the neglige appearance of the members one might mistake the gathering for a Sunday night prayer meeting. There is , however , for more cursing than praying going on at present. Members who havebeen promised recognition by the speaker nre unable to secure n hearing because - cause of the attitude of the llllbusterers. They see the hist of their chances slipping away , and bills which have been on the calendar with favprnblo reports for months , will die at noon , and In the next congress nil tlio work must bo done over again. ICnoth of men who will bo members of the house ufter noon to-morrow are. looking on from the rear of the seats. They express disgust with the rules , and declare they will never vote for the adoption of the same sot , The blockade of the night will probably be bcnollulnl In the end. Till ! DKPAIITMKNT OI' AOIIICULTUUI ! . The cabinet still stands unfinished. The man who is to 111 ! the department of agricul ture has not been chosen , at least the presi dent-elect has' agreed it ) hold the appoint ment open until Monday tilclit to permit the Nebraska pronto to submit additional rea sons why ex-Governor Kurnas , of that Btato , should be selected. Hut at present it looks very much as if Undo Jerry Husk was coming out ahead. Ho bus wonderful powers of endurance , nnd the chief man behind him acorns bound to win , Spooncr has munaiiod the case with consummate ability , lint for him HUSK would have been dropped nnd forgotten long ago , but Spooner hud not lost u point nnd never for n moment has ho admitted that ho could possibly fail of securing the old gray gran- ger'ii success. It has been the blggost light In the history of cabinet making. The Ne braska incn had the lust Inning. They secured - cured permission from General Harrison to send for Governor Furnas and that gentle man arrived hero this afternoon. Although It was Riven out distinctly that there would bo no rablnot tulle to-day , General Harrison consented to ECO him and the ex-governor spent half an hour In his parlors with Sena tor Paddock and Kcprosentuttvu Dorsc.y. General Harrison promised not to decide the cine until he had received some papers the Nebraslmtis desired to unbuilt , but did not give them any encouragement. These who have the last opiwrtunlty for knowing nro certain .General Husk will bo appointed. In fact , a member of the pros- Idvmt'R immediate family sivla to-night ttmt hi * name was on the mute , and he did not think it would bo scratched olT. There are reports to-night that some ef the appointees may bo shifted around. It evidently grows out of the fact that General Harrison told u ( . cntleirun yesterday thut he Rhould not con- ilder bis cabinet llnally settled until ho lent tlio nominations to the senate. Hut there will bo no Important chnnrci. HusU may go into the war department und Proctor Into the agricultural department , but this i only the merest guess , Nobody knows what may happen. General Harrison has not made up bU mind definitely. The Ohio people nay that General liumitou told Kcpreseututlvo Thompson , of that state , thnt he would ap point ns assistant commissioner of agri culture Mr. Hrlghnin , of Wnsson , the master of the state grange , who was presented yes terday by Mr. Sherman , ns a good tn.xn for secretary of agriculture. ( AMI * nrwiss. : To-day's Post has an illustration four col- urns wldoof Camp Uurgoss , Howling Green , Ky. , the camp of the Seventieth regiment .Indiana volunteers , colonel , Benjamin Harri son , Including a view of the fortifications erected by the confederate ) general , Huckncr , showing the regiment on dress parade. HMow Illustration Is the following ex planation : "The picture of Camp Burgess , Uowling Green , Ky. , represents the Seventieth regi ment ( nonernl Harrison's ) drawn up In line of dress parade , In front of the white tents , which form an excellent background. On n slope about a quarter of a mile distant are the fortillcntiuns of the rebel , General Buck- tier , for HO the foes camped in each other's sight. This sketch was drawn by Frank B. Matthews , a member of the Thirty-first Ohio volunteers in ISili , and Is therefore twenty-eight years old. The copy from which this reproduction is made was scht at the tlmo to Mrs. Emily Thornton Charles by her b'-othcr. Mnjor Gardner I' . Thornton , who enlisted when a lad of seventeen ns a private In Colonel Hen Har rison's regiment. 'Major Thornton , now of Cincinnati , will accompany the remaining members of the Seventieth regiment who reached Washington nt 2 p. in. by special train to act as escort to their former com mander , the president-elect of the United Stntes , on his way to take the oath of oflleo and thence to the white house. " HlVOTUI ) Till : DAY TO ItEsT. There was quiet about the Harrison house hold to-day. The family nroso at the nc- customod hour and devoted the day to rest , which they needed so much after the fatigue of the week. It was decided not to attend divine services , and none of the party loft the holcl except General Harrison , who took his accustomed walk In the forenoon , and again In the afternoon. Mrs. Harrison , ] r. , attended the prayer services at the New York avenue Presbyterian church in the afternoon. The number of callers was small , and none who came during the day on polit ical missions worn accepted. Senator Sherman nnd one or two others who called In socially were accorded an interview , but politics and the cabinet were tabooed. Private Secre tary Hnlford was in his room throughout the day , nnd was at home to all visitors as usual. Mr. Ilnlford has dropped into his Washing ton work like a veteran. Speaker Carlisle will have a good deal of d'.nieulty ' in explaining to the people of the south why ho refused to recognize Air. Kmitlull for the purpose of calling up Cowlcs free tobacco bill. Everybody knows that three-fourths of the people south of Mason and Oixon's line arc in favor of the measure , and that a majority would go oven further und abolish all of the internal taxes. Great pressurewas brought to bear upon Mr. Carlisle to recognize the free tobacco men and give their measure a chance. Ho had almost mndo up his mind to yield at one time , but he was driven over the line by the most potential in fluence which can bo brought to bear upon a Kcntuckiau. A delegation representing the Monarch whisky company , of Kentucky , called upon the speaker at the time when It was believed he was about to yield to Mr. Randall for the free tobacco bill , and pro tested earnestly ngainst any reduction what ever of the internal taxes. It may not bo unpopular wjth Mr. Carlisle's school of poli ticians to c-iter to the whisky element , but It is refreshing to learn that Its influences did more than anything else to prevent a hearing for the free tobacco bill in the house , wno suoorsrmi TUACV. Some speculation has been indulged in ns to who first suggested General Tracy's name to President Harrison. Credit should bo given to Fnanklln Woodruff , of Kings county , also to Senator Iliscock nnd J. Sloan Fassctt. They called General Harrison's nt- tention to the fnct that If it had not been for the very line political work done by Kings Vounty the s.tnto would not Imvo been repub lican. The gentlemen named were the first to suggest Tracy. 'I'he.v did it at a time wnen the New York situation was in the greatest doubt , and when General Harrison was perplexed ns to just what ho should do In or der to satisfy the Knickerbockers. They conceived the idea that there was n good field for them hero , and they came down to see what they could do. Mr. Hlaine's high regard for General Tracy is indicated by a remnrlc made by him when the appointment of the Kings county favorite was under consideration. The Maine statesman , in discussing the question with a friend of the general , usked : "iJy tlio way , wasn't General Tracy one of the lCO' : ! nt Chicago in 18SO,1 ? "Yes , " was the reply. "Well , 1 like him nil the bettor for that , " responded the next secretory of slate. Those wno recall the flcreo conflict at Chicago ex pressed most agreeable surprise when they lieard the remark. When Colonel William H. Bajrd , Timothy Woodruff nnd Clarence Knnawu called upon the president-elect and expressed m behalf of the Kings county republicans their grati tude for the appointment of Colonel Tracy , General Harrison observed : "Aren't you n little premature ! " "Oh , wo thought it was all fixed except the mere formality of conflrnmtlon by the senate , " replied Colonel Hnnnwa. The president-elect laughed heartily nnd as sured his visitors that it gratified him ex ceedingly to learn the projwscd appointment pleased the republicans in the county they represent. The cabinet as selected gives very general satisfaction. It is made up of business men and men of the highest character ns well as the most successful records In all of ( he hon orable avenues OT life. MIBOHI.TANr.OU8. The conferees on the deficiency bill to-day agreed upon Senator Paddock's amendment nppronrlating & 15XX , ( ) for the payment of In dian depredation claims In Nebraska , certi fied to congress from the Interior depart ment. At a late hour to-night the final de cision has not been reached , but it is ex pected that the amendment -will secure adoption. The Now York Times this morning has n vicious attack on John M. Thurston , on ac count of his speech before the republican league , In which ho promised that republi cans would fill the ofllccs under the new ad ministration. The Times berates Thurston ns nn ardent admirer of Ululno , a high pro tectionist and an opponent of civil service reform. There are fewer Nebrnskans In Washing ton than were expected , although the state is fairly well represented. Miss Claire Kustin , of Omaha , returned last night from Virginia Heach , where she has been spending two v/cck , and. will bo present at the Inaugural ceremonies. Senator Manderson is up and about his rooms to-day , but will hardly "venture out to attend the Inaugural ceremonies. Ho has had a narrow escape from a severe attack of pneumonia , und U still quite fceblo. Ho was unable to accompany Senator Pad dock and Mr. Dorsoy with ox-Governor Fur- nas In their call upon President-elect Harrison risen , George Hrown , Into private , Troop H , Ninth cavalry. Fort Koblnuon , has been ad mitted to the Soldiers' National homo here. lin I'arnclllU'H. LONIION , March 3. Archbishop Walsh , of Dublin , has gent u telegram to Cardinal Itumpolla , secretary of state , instancing the case of PIgott as proving that the Parncllltes hnvu boon misrepresented at the Vatican. It Is said that n Fcnlun In Paris is prepared to divulge the source of the first batch of the Parnoll letters. MacLcan , a conservative member of parliament , says that Hal four warned the Times u year ago -that Pigott was unreliable. The Pennsylvania Hvlctiuiis. Pirisnrito , Pa , March : > . A Now Caatlo , Pa. , special suys : Everything was quiet at Carbon last night und to-day. The evicted strikers all found shelter with friendly farm era. The work of evicting the balance of the striUlnir quurrymon will bo finished Tuesday morning , TlioVentticir IiulicatloiiH. For Nebraska , Iowa and Dakota ; Fair , slijjlitly cooler , northwesterly winds. IT UMC \ cnvnvv crc inv 11 WAo A oUnuAl oliojiUi > . But Harmony Wa3 Not Ono of It3 Distingulshod Foaturos. SCENES OF WILD CONFUSION. DCCIHMCH ObstrcperoiiH , i'lnceil Under Arrest , ami A. Tumult In the House. Bonnte. WASHINGTON1 , March 3. The executive session of the senate continued until 1:4' : ) a. m. , when the doors were reopened nnd n number of urivatu bills passed. At 2:15 : a. m. the senate took a recess until 3 p. in. , when the enrolled bills were signed , and then took another recess until 3 p. m. , the evening session to bo for consideration of general business. The night session began nt 8 o'clock. The first bdslness transacted was the prosontu - lion and adoption of the conference report1) on the bill to provide for the allotment of lands in severally to the united Peorlas and Miamis in Indian territory , nnd the Indian appropriation bill. Tlio bill ns agreed to is In nccordnncc with the senate propo sition In the Oklahoma matter. The house paragraph looking to the organisation of n territorial government was struck out and the substitute of the sen ate adopted. Tills substitute provides for the appointment of three commissioners to negotiate with the Cherokee nnd all the other Indians owning or claiming lands west of the ninety-sixth degree , for a relingulsh- merit , ot their title or claim to the lands , the result of the negotiations to bo reported to the president , and tlio president to mnko a proclamation of the lands being opened up for settlement. Even before the latter report had been disposed of Mr. Kiddlubcrger wjis endeavor ing to Interpose a motion to proceed to execu tive business. The presiding olllccr took no notice of him at first , but rinally recognized him , put the motion nnd declared it lost. Ho repeated his motion , till llnally he was noti fied by the presiding olllccr that ho would not be recognized further. On motion of Mr. Fryo the Union Pacific funding bill was recommitted to the select Committee on Pacific railroad indebtedness. The passage of private bills went on under unanimous consant. In the meantime Mr. Hlddlcberger , who had loft the chamber , ngain made his appearance and informed the presiding officer that ho had just telegraphed to the governor of Virginia his resignation as senator , because ho could have no recog nition from the presiding nlllcer. Ho was now awaiting the answer which would relieve lievo him from the responsibilities of his position. He had found that a republican senutor from Virginia could not be recog nized by the president of the senate pro tempore. Presiding Officer The statement made by the senator from Virginia is In violation of order. The chair directs the senator to take his scat. Mr. Uiddlobergor did not obey the order , but made another nttcmpt to speak. Presiding Oflicer The senator will not bo allowed to proceed further without permis sion of the senate , which must be on a mo tion made for that purpose. 8SAs Mr. Hiddieberger still remained stand ing , the presiding officer added : "The sergcant-at-arms will see that the orders of the chair are executed. " Mr. Uiddloborger took his seat , but ho didn't keep it. In n few minutes he was up asain with an objection to a private bill and was again suppressed. Soon ngain Uiddlo berger arose , and was informed that if ho persisted in further violation of order ho would be taken In custody by the sergeaut- nt-arms. In n minute or two lie was up again , and the scrgeant-ut-arms was directed by the presiding ofllcer to execute the orders of the senate. The serjeant-at-arms and one of his assistants took Mr. Hiddieberger in charge nnd led him out of the senate cham ber into the nearest cloak room. Then the business of the senate was al lowed to run its regular course. Most of the bills passed were of a private character. Among the public bills that wore passed were the folio wing : Senate bill appropriating ? 1,200,000 for the , irchaso of a site and the erection of a pui - j building at Kansas City. Senate bill to incorporate the Washington & Great Fulls narrow gauge railroad com pany. During n lull in the proceedings , and while the senate bad no item of business before it , two petitions were presented by Mr. Cam eron , one in favor of Sunday rest and the other in opposition to it. The pre siding ofllcer himself contributed n petition from the citizens of Kan sas protesting against the passage of any bill for the observance of Sunday. Then Mr. Hlair presented a petition from Philadelphia for a constitutional mncndmenl against religious or sectarian education in the public schools. Mr. Dolph's contribution to the Sunday rest idea was n motioi. which ho submitted to discharge the committee on education and labor from further consideration of bills. Under the rules the motion went over , nud at 10 15 the senate took u recess until mid- nigtit. On reassembling after recess a message was received from the house asking for a further conferdnco on the deficiency bill , which was agreed to. At 13:40 : Mr. Halo presented the confer ence report nnd explained the action of the senate conferees. Hegarding the appropriation for tire French spoliation claims , the ttmnto conferees had felt that the ssnato had committed itself distinctively in favor of those claims nnd nn appropriation to cover them , but It was evi dent that the condition of the house was such that it was Impossible to pass the de ficiency bill there with the spoliation provision loft in it. Not only would the dellcleney bill itself bo imperilled , but the deadlock caused by it wouln prevent action on other important matters. Therefore the senate conferees had felt constrained to recede from their position on this provision , The report was agreed to and at 1 o'clock the senate proceeded to consideration of execu tive business. _ House. WASHINGTON , March ii. When the speaker called the house to order at 3 o'clock to-day every scat in the galleries was occupied and an overflow crowd charged through the cor- 'rldors. The speaker said tnore were upon , the table various senate bills and a veto message from the president. Ho would like to have the scnso of the house ns to whether he should now lay them before the house. On motion of Mr. Mills , by unanimous con sent , the speaker was requested to lay the senate bills before the house , but withhold the veto message. Acting In conformity with this request , the speaker laid before the house the senate bill Increasing to 1.750 , ; 000. the limit of cost for a public building ut Detroit , Mich. , which was passed. On motion of Mr. Heed the senate bill was passed granting n pension of fjO u month to the widow of General J , H. Hunt. Mr. Suycrs of Texas submitted the con ference report on the deficiency appropria tion bill. An agreement bus been reached on all points of difference except the amend ments of the senate relating to the water supply of the District of Columbia ; provid ing for the payment of the French spoliation claims , and the grunting of an extra month's salary to the senate reporters. The report was agreed to , und the question uro o as to whether the conferees should re ceive any instructions relating to the existing points of difference. After some discussion consideration of the report was suspended to tiimblu Mr. Peel of Arkansas to submit the conference report on the Indlt.ii appropria tion bill , and it was ntrreed to , Mr , McCroary reported favorably on the Kdmunds' resolution In regard to the con struction of the Panama canal. Placed on the calendar. The deficiency bill again being taken up , the French spoliation claims amendment of the senate was read. Mr. Springer of Illinois1 , naked unanimous consent that the house WsHl upon disagree ment. Intimating that unless his request was net-ceded to ho would filibuster ngnlnst the bill. t Mr. McComas of Maryland , having object ed to the request , Mr. Springer carried out his threat by moving n rqccss untlll 8 o'clock. After some delay the botiso took u recess until 8 o'clock. When the house mot at 8 o'clock this even ing Mr , Sayew was'hccorded ttio iloor , with the deficiency bill. Mr. Saycrs yielded the Iloor BO Mr. Springer , nnd that gentleman moved R recess until I ) o'clock. Mr. Cnswell of Wisconsin expressed as tonishment that the gentleman in charge of the deficiency bill should yield the floor to an avowed lllitmstcrcr , and Inquired whether the gentleman's objset jiyas to defeat the di rect tax bill , which two-thirds of the house favored. Mr. Sayers replied tliut-tho object was to pass the deficiency bill. A vote was then taken on the motion for a recess. At naif past 8 Mr. Springer withdrew his motion for a recess and Instantly Mr. Sayors moved that the house insist upon its dis agreement to the amendment. Mr. McComas then moved that the house recede frquvtho disagreement. Then the house was thrown into n tumult , Mr. Sayers claiming the Iloor , nnd Mr. Mc Comas and his friends Insisting that the floor bo accorded to him. The spcaKor pro tern , Mr. Hatch , recog nized Mr. McComas to mnko n motion , but decided that. Mr. Buyers } vas entitled to the floor , a decision which called forth angry protests from the republican side. For ten minutes the galleries Were entertained by viewing one of the noisiest scones which has been presented In the house during the pres ent session. ' ' The two hours' dobatov which ensued was participated In by Messrs. Mansur , Me- Comas , Dibble , Kcrr and Bland. They were continually interrupted by laughter and ap plause. * Mr. Hland llnally moved n recess , and un til 11:110 : the house relapsed into a state of inanition. At that llour Mr. McComas said lie was willing to' withdraw his motion to recede und to allow a square vote to bo tnken on Mr. Sayers' motion to insist on disagree ment. Hut this was distasteful to the ene mies of the French spoliation claims , and u chorus of objections to BUch procedure came from the democratic side. Again , after another half hour had been consumed in a vain endeavor to secure u quorum , Mr. Say crs nskcd that the house insist upon disagree ment. After n slight colloquy the bill was re turned to n conference. Mr. Payson of Illinois was then recog nized for n motion to suspend the rules ror the passage of the land forfeiture bill prac tically as it passed the sdljato. Mr. Crisp of Georgia , called up as a question ' tion of highest privllcge'lthd Snllivan-Felton contested election case , .and then the filibust ering was transferred to * the other hide of the chamber , Mr. McKcnna of California , making a motion for a recess. The motion for a recess having been voted down Mr. Payson , in tho.interest of the land forfeiture bill , raised a tfiestion of consider ation and Mr. Caswell of Wisconsin , second ed him in the interest of the direct tax bill. Then filibustering was" again transferred to the democratic side and jnotlons entered for ro.cdsses. While the tellers were in position keeping a desultory count of the members who strolled between them , Mr. Warner of Miss ouri , made an earnest effort to secure the pasbugc of the senate bill-for a public build ing at Kansas City , but Mr. Lynch ef Penn sylvania , objected. - . } Mr. Hlanchurd of Louisiana obtained the atcenuion of the hou c" fcy offering resolu tions protesting ngams .that part''Ofthe. ; " arrangement for the Inauguration"'mndo b'y the senate which assigns.to the members of the bouse and the mem bers-elect of the Fifty-first congress a subordinate place In tlio ceremonies t Hereof , and saying that. ) t is the right nnd privilege of the house to participate equally with the sonyto In the arrangement thereof. The resolution agreed to. "i'he conference roporton the sundry civil bill was submitted nnd acrced to. The sen ate recedes fsom the Walfo amendment nnd practically from the steam press amendment , the royalty remaining nfcl cent per 1,003 Im pressions , i ; The house then , at 2:30 , took a recess until. 0:55 : a. m. TIII3 CJjEAUANCK UI3COUI ) . Tlio Financial Transactions ul * tlio 1'nst Week. HOSTON , Mass. , Marclj 3. [ Special Tele gram to the Hin. ] The following table compiled from dispatches to the Post from thcmamigcrsof the leading 1 caring-houses of the United States , shows tno gross ex changes for the week ended March 'J , 1SS9 , with rates per cent of inci case or de crease as compared with the amounts for the corresponding wcoty'in 1SSS : * Not Included In totals ; no clearing house last .year. J A Complaint Krdm Mexico , WASHINGTON , Marches. The president to day transmitted to the"bouse a communica tion from the sccrotnri''bf ' state , stating that ho is In receipt of complaints from certain citizens of Texas tlmt/tjio' Mexican authori ties nt Paso Del Norti arc building dams in the Itlo Grande and causing eraslons on the American side of the river. Dr. Tniuuir Jnllecl. DUIIUN , March ! i Dr. Tanner , member of parliament for Qark- who was arrested in London Friday last ; arrived ut Clonmcl thi < t morning. Tanner ref isod to enter the prison wagon , whereupon .tliroo constables forced him In and held "him on Iho seat. A crowd followed the wagon , groaning and throwing stones at the police both before and after the prison wds reached. Six persons were arrested. .Tlio Patriotic PAIIIS , March i Five tlumsand letters were seized In Uio pRlco of t'.ip Patriotic League. A cursory examination shows u ' largo number of letter * to bo from sub alterns and iiQUTofllcuni In tlio uriny , and In dicate the udbercnca of the writers to Uou- FROM THE HAWKEYE STATE , An Important Mooting of the Phar macy Commission. THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. Its Investigations IJCIK ! to ( ho Dlsoov- nry of a Simple ) Itenunly Kor Dliilitlicriu toxva'n Outstand ing Indebtedness. Thi ; IMitirinney ComniiRiloii. DK * MOINUS. la. , March ! ) . JSpecIal to Tut : line. ] Ono of the most important , but ( pilot meetings of the past week , was that of the state pharmacy commission. Tlio com missioners met in session here for several days , und transacted n large amount of busi ness and planned further work for the future. The general public knows but very little about this commission nnd the work It is doing. Vet It Is a power In the state , and more so than ever slnco prohibition went into effect. When tlio board was organized a few years ngo , the pharmacy business in lifts state was in a very demoralized condi tion , and n great ninny incompetent and irre sponsible men were engaged in it , and the public was largely at the mercy of baphaz- ? iml druggists. Hut the commissioners began to grade up the business nnd weed out the incompetents nnd thus protect the public health and morals. Since the board was or ganized it has Issued Il.iitK ) certificates to druggists ; that is , It has certified to that num ber of persons ns being competent to do n prescription business , handle d.-ugs , etc. Uut nt present there are less tlmn lSill ) licensed pharmacists in the state. A largo part of the number of these who have gone out of the business wore irre sponsible or law-breaking druggists , and have been weeded out by the requirements of business , ortho enforcement of law. Under the law passed by the last legislature the sale of liquors is confined and limited to registered pharmacists. Great care Is taken to see that only responsible druggists got permits to sell liquor , nnd the commissioners have the power to revoke any druggist's cer titlcnto who is guilty of violating his liquor permit. That holds him down to great care fulness , and in view of other restrictions and responsibilities , the number of druggists who want to bother with liquor permits Is comparatively small. A your or two ago the number of druggists who sold liquor was very large. In fact , the drug store larcely supplied the place of the banished saloon. Drug stores sprang up as if by magic , far exceeding the normal de mand for more pharmaceutical wares. Uut the new law has changed all tnat. Now no druggist can sell liquor without n special permit niul it is so much work to get n per mit nnd so much responsibility after it is ob tained that not many druggists want the trouble or risk of a permit. If a stranger should come into Iowa and want to know how many places there nre in the city where ho could buy liquor legitimately the books of the pharmacy commission would show him that there uro just ll with one county recorder to hear from. Of the ninety-eight counties reporting , Polk county , including the city of DCS Moines , has the largest number of permits , or eighteen. That represents the total num ber of drug stores in this city and county where liquor can bo bought for legitimate uses. Woodbury county , including Sioux Citj. * , comes next with thirteen , then Carroll with eleven , then JPottownttatnte'rlncluding' CoilncirniuftsVwIth nine , though' ills'sur mised that in the latter , liquor could bo bought ai some drug stores that are not per mitted by law to sell it. There are forty counties in the state that have not taken out a single druggist permit to sell liquor. In some instances It is possibly because the driigglsts believe they can sell without , or rather because saloons are open , nnd it is not necessary to go to drugstores for liquor. Uut in the most of the count'cs ' in the list there is so little demand for liquor ] that the drug gists don't care to bother with the trade. The following is a list of the non-permit counties. * Adams , Allamnltce , Appanoosc , Audubon , Hremer , Uucna Vista , Cedar , Cherokee , ChieUnsaw , Clay , Clayton , Crawford , Dubuque , Fremont , Greene , Henry , Howard , Humboldt. Iowa , .Inckson , JohnsonKossuth , Linn. Louisa , Lyon , Madison , Mills , Mitch ell , Monroe , Montgomery , Muscatlne , Paso , Poweshick , Shelby , Story , Warren , Wash ington , Winnebago , Winneshick , Worth. The pharmacy commissioners are plaunln g n new scheme for making their work more effective. They propose to have a complete prescription case kept nt the rooms of the commission in the capitol , nnd then when a candidate applies for u cortilicato they will give him , in addition to his written examin ation , n chance to do soito practical work. They will make him mix pills and put up prescriptions before them , and thus ascer tain his Illness to do the work for ether people. Tlio Stuto IJoiird ofHcaltli. DBS MOINKS , la. , March a. ( Special to Tun DEE. ] The Iowa state board of health has found that its chief light this winter has been against diphtheria. There has been a good deal of the disease in the state and rigid quarantine has been frequently necessary. The board In looking around for some reme dies and. preventatives heard of certain ex periments that had been made by Dr. Hcrr , one of the health commissioners of Prussia. They wrote to him for a copy of n paper \vhlch ho presented nt tlin ] ] qrin ) cungrcss , and received itund In addition received from him a letter describing his remedy for dinh- thcria. As it Is very simple nnd of easy ap plication it may interest the readers of Tin : Hni : as well. The letter was as follows : Kvniioii , Prussia , Jan. JiS , 1SS3. Secretary Iowa State Hoard of health : In reply to your favor of January fi ( which I received yester day , I have the honor to herewith transmit to you my pamphlet concerning the remedial effects of yeast. I have used it thirty-live years , first in cases of scurvy , and for ten years In diphtheria. I have Been in children almost momentary relief from its line In se vere cases ot diphtheria. Fever is reduced In thirteen hours three and three fourths de grees Fahrenheit. I Imvo used the sumo remedy with good results In scarlet fever , measles and cholera Infantuin. I desire to ndd that nlnco my pamphlet was published I have seen my statements therein concerning the curability of diphtheria' confirmed in many Instances. Nor is there any doubt that typhus in all its forms may bo cured by yeast , und that old cases yield to this remedy. I have made iV proposition to tno United States government to cause yeast to bo tested in cases of yellow fever , and I scarcely entertain any doubts as to Its result , us I have , byadminlstorlng largo doses of this remedy two hundred to two hundred and llfty grams , broken lip severe cases of ty phus. ' I The entire hnrnilcssncss of yeast permits its use in largo quantities. In xevero cubes of dlnhthcrln , wo glvo children , every hour from six to eight grains of fluid j-ciiRt. and also cause the mouth and fauces tbo > mopped , ut the same intervals , with a mixture of ono part yeast and live or six parts water. If this is done energetically , und In time , Uio result is prompt und favor able , 1 am , respectfully , DJI. Huuu , An Appeal For JtolfoT DBS MOINKS , la. , March a. [ Special to TUB UEB. ] When the railroad commission ers prepared their schedule of rates they adopted four classifications for the different classes of roads , allowing the weak little roads to charge a good deal more than the strong ones. Uut experiment lias shown that the concession practically amounted to noting ! ) - ing , since the little roads were all touched ut competing points by the big rouds und no hud , to make the sumo rateu us the strong roods. This has worked great mischief for some of the small rouds , und unless they get relief they ure threatened with bankruptcy , The DCS Moines ft Northwestern , n narrow pnnpo rend running from this place to Fondoln Pocahontns county , belongs to thnt class. Last year It was operated nt n net loss of fiS.OOO , an.1 If It lias to luo the com missioners' schedule of rates for thii year its nctlosn December 31 will bo fllK ( ) ( ) , al lowing nothing for interest on Its bond * or revenue upon Its investment. Tlio road has appealed to Hie commission fur relief , and Insists that if the rates are not nyscd it can not continue In business. The little roads nro all being badly pinched. The StntoV Drs Mnixi : , In. , March il.--fSpcclal to Tin : HiiJ : The outstanding indebtedness of the state Is being rapidly reduced , nnd by the 1st of January , IMIO , It is expected thnt Iowa's books will balance , with a little sur plus on the credit side. 1'reasnror Twom- bloy is making nrrangements now to pay off n largo block of outstanding warrants. Ho has given the thirty days notice required by law , and thnt stops the interest whether warrants nre presented for paymout or not. His last two calls for outstanding warrants apply to fl'.i.'i.OOO , of which $7. * > , ( HX ) expires March 7 , and $ r0UOO expires March ! ! 0. Al though there Is not enough money In thu treasury nt present to meet this amount , yet ho expects to have it by the payments of tlio spring taxes , which nro due to the county treasurers March 1 , and are promptly for warded to him. Uy making his calls In this way ho saves the state about thirty days' Interest. The Vacant .luducKhip. Dns MOINM-.S , In. , March U. ( Special to Tun HII : : . | The absence of the governor at Washington keeps the aspirants for Judge Heed's seat upon the supreme bench still in suspense. The governor would probably have made an appointment before this had not his libel suit interrupted his work. The lawyer who was Ins chief attorney in that trial , Mr. C. A. Hlslinp , is n candidate for appointment ns district judtre , to succeed General Given in case the latter is appointed supreme judge. So the governor will Imvo nn opportunity to remember bis successful counsel should he desire , by choosing Judge Given to succeed Judge Heed. Two Old Veteran * . Dns MOIXKS , la. , March II. [ Special to Tim HUB. ] There will bo two old veterans from lown who will march to-morrow in General Harrison's regiment as his body guard at the inauguration. The.se are Cap tain T. J. Donne , of this city , nud G. W. Short , of Webster City. Captain Doano Is one of the janitors nt the state house , and ho abounds in reminiscences of whnt his old colonel used to say and do when they were In the army together. He is probably the proudest man that bus gone to Washington. GOING TO WASHINGTON. Hon. James Imird on His Way to tlio Capital. HASTINGS , Neb , , March 3. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : 13ii : : . ] James Laird started for Washington this morning In company with Charles H. Paul and wife. He is worse than ono month ago , but his presence in Wash ington is regarded ns prudential lor both personal and political reasons. In case of an extra session ho could bo present to vote nnd thcrely assist republicans with their small majority to organize the house. Gone to Kansas. AuiifKN , Neb. , Murcji. 3. [ Special to Tn n Ur.u.J The brother and sister of the Into James Williams sold out everything belong ing to the deceased 'and both left for Kansas lastrilghtr Thby 'rnfiisod to pay the reward for the capture of Skillmnn , but finally set tled it for $ -200. Public opinion is strong in favor of Skillumn and his ruined sister. Sons of Votcrans , ATKINSON , Neb. , March 8. [ Special to Tin : HKK.I Scott camp of Sons of Veterans - was established here , last night with thirty members and the fdllowing officers : Cap tain , Frank 13. Smith ; first lieutenant , Stove Dowling ; second lieutenant , Nicholas O'Hricn : Jlrsa sargeant , Harry W , Mnthewa ; Q. M. S. , ChildalCom. ; Ser. , Charles Uca- uian. The MUNT , Neb. , March 3. ISpecial to Tuc Hun. | The excitement over the cattle-steal ing which has been done Is gradually dying out. The vigilantes have not hanged anybody yet and are not likely to now. It is quite plain thnt the suspected men will all bo re leased and the same state of affairs will pre vail another season. Tlio Grand Island Gun Glut ) . GKANU IsiANi ) , Neb. , March 3. [ Special to THE UIR. ] The following is the score of the Grand Island cun club at their shoot nt seventy blucrocks : S. H. Fleek. M ; Fred Palmer , CIR. ; P. O'Neill , 57 ; M. Wilkins , SI ; George Everett , | M ; ( J. Perry , -11 ; 11. .1 , Palmer , 43 ; W. IX iloulton , iii ( ; J. C. Gershpackcr , ! " ; 12. Hock- cnbergcr , 4'J ' ; G. F. Pcrrln , 8S. Will Bo Taken .to the Hospital. ATKINSON , Neb. , March 3. [ Special to Tun HIB. : I M. S. Shaffer , a farmer and old soldier living near this place , who has been subjected to occasional violent attacks of in sanity , was taken with smother yesterday and bccuma so violent that his family was compelled to send for assistance. It is likely ho will be taken to the hospital for the In sane for treatment. Another City Hall. GUANO ISM MI , Neb. , March 3. [ Special to Tun Uiu. : I Plans have been adopted for the erection of a city ball fiOxGO , three stones , with basement ami nil the modern improve- mentH ut a cost of $ . ' 5,01)0. ) A SMNSATKJN Ht. Louis IiiioriUH ! Investigate the Hcornt Republican Mnjorlty. ST. Louis , Mnrch 3. The first fruits of the investigations of the democratic state com mittee into the big republican majority In St. Louis nt thu November election , Is given in several columns of space In thu two morning papers. . A complete canvass of the city ha * been made Under direction of Assistant United States District Attorney Knapn , anil in the reports received by that official It is claimed thut dead men , non-residents and negroes not designated us colored on the reg istration lists wore voted. The assertion Is madu thnt prominent citizens uro Involved , nnd u great sensation is promised. As u result of these investigations four persons , all col ored , have been arrested by United States authorities. It is said that other arrests will follow. * ICirhiiakcH ; : | In Kuundor. ST. HtuVA : , Ecuador ( via Gulveston ) , March 3. A shari > shock of earthquake was felt hero at 11:15 : last night , It lusted about fifteen seconds , und wus followed u few min utes later by four other bhocks. The shocks were felt nt Intcrvuls during the night and to-day. , GiuvAQUf.r , , Ecuador ( via Gnlvcston ) , March 3. A violent shock of earthquake was experienced heru at 11:03 : last night. > During thu night und this morning thcro were thirteen other shocks of less severity. Telephone wires are down , and a panic pre vails among the people. Hliinwooii Kiolcoil to Oo < itli. WASHINGTON , Murcli 3. - The president "to-day transmitted to the liouuu supplemental correspondence In regard to the killing of United States Consular Agent Btunwood at Madagascar. It appear * from the corro- 8K > nduncc , which U very voluminous , thut Stanwb'od , while acting a peacemaker In an altercation in which Captain | ) nvorge wai a principal , ' was kicked and killed by Duvcrgo , who claim's to bo an American. CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW. Two of the Most Interesting So3- Blona In the Country's History. SOME OF THE RESULTS ACHIEVED riox'olnnd DNtlnmils'irM Himself Uy Vctolnu More MIIN Thnn All HiH Predecessors Comlilnuil Tin ; Now LIMV.H. It WUH : \ Kruord llronkcr. W\MiiNinox , Maivh : i Undoubtedly the most noteworthy net of the Fiftieth congress , which closes nt noon to-morrow , bus boon the nassnge of the net by which there will be nn addition of four new stars to the na tional colors. The first session was mndo unusually interesting by the fact that the national election was near nt hand , nnd that the lines of both parlies were closely drawn , with the leaders watching eagerly for every opportunity that might give them nn advant age , however slight , in the approaching con test. Although the measure which caused the prolongation of the llrat session to a tlmo beyond nil precedent fulled of enact ment and resulted In nothing cave a mighty torrent of debate , congress never theless achieved a considerable amount of work. Mora bills have been Introduced and more enacted Into Inw than during nnyother congress. In the matter ot vetoes , the theretofore unsurpassed record of the Forty-ninth congress has been beaten , President Cleveland disapproving more bills during the last two years of his administra tion than during the llrst two , lit ) 1ms vetoed directly Si7S bills , 1ft" more than nil his pre decessors combined from Washington down , while n number of bills have ueen objected to by a "pocket" veto. During the two sessions there have boon introduced in the house K'.O.VJ bills , or 1,400 more than in the preceding congress , and "OS joint resolutions , or 5 more than in the Forty-ninth congress. Committee reports have been mndo to the number of 4,1,14. In the senate 3v.iS bills nnd 1M Joint resolutions - . lutions Imvo been Introduced , against ; i'C , > 7 bills und US resolutions during the Forty- ninth congress , which broke all previous rec ords in tnis respect. There were y,7X ! written reports made , or over < ( ) > ) in excess of the nrecedlng congress. Of all these bills and joint resolutions 1,781) ) became laws , of which number 1,11)0 ) origin ated in the house nnd ( 'Ml in the senate. The president also sent veto messages in the case of ' .I'.l house and 47 venate bills , or 14 moro vetoes than were made during the previous congress. f Of the house bills which became laws , 833 were private bills and 3. " > ! j measures of public character. All of the ll'.l house bills vetoed , except S , were cither private pension or relief bills. The S public bills are as follows : To quiet the title of settlers on the DCS Moines river lands , in Iowa ; for the sale of Indian lands in Kansas ; for the disposal of the Fort Wullis military reservation In Kansas ; authori/.lng the improvement of Castle Ishind.'Hoston harbor ; for the ccrtifl- clitlon of IiiniisJ to the state of Kansas for the benefit of agriculture nnd mechanical arts ; for the erection of public buildings nt Columbus , Gu. , Allcntown , Pit. , Council liluffs , lu. , and Unr Harbor , Mo. Some of the more Important house bills which become laws are the followfng : For a conference of the South nnd Central American nations in Washington in May next ; to dlvido the great Sioux reservation in Dakota ; the Chinese cxclusleivact ; for ( ho protection 'of United Stales ofilclals la Indian tqrritory'to ; authorize the condtnnna- tlon oMand'foi'-sitoa for public buildings ; creating a department ( it agriculture , the bend of the department to bo n cabinet officer ; to establish a department of lubbr ; to create boards of arbitration or commis sions for settling controversies or differences , between inlcr-stute common carriers und their employes. Hills originating in the senate became laws , to the number of GUI. of which 401) ) were of a private character. Forty-seven senate bills wore vetoed , the most important being those , for the erection of public buildings at YouiiRstown , O. , und Sioux City , In. , and thu direct tax bill. Uy far the most Import ant of the senate bills enacted Into law has been the omnibus territorial admission bill , by which North and South Dakota , Washington mid Montana territories may acquire statehood. Among the other senate bills placed on the statute book nro the following : To provide for the warehous ing of fruit brandy ; to increase the pension for thu loss of both hands , nnd ali > o for deaf ness ; to Incorporate the Nicaragua Canal company ; to provide state homes for the bupport of disabled soldiers ; to prohibit the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States ; to allow any honorably discharged boldier or sailor who has abandoned or rolin- ( inishcd his homestead entry to make miuiuur ; to change the time of inectlag ol thu electoral college ; ratifying the Creek In dian agreement ; to enable the president 'to protect the interests of the United States In Panama ; to protect the Alaska fur , .seal und salmon fisheries ; directing the secretary of the Interior to In vestigate the practicability ot constructing water storage reservoirs in the arid region , and the erection of now public buildings or enlargement or change of existing buildings ut several cities. Congress nlso passed bills to pension Mrs , Shcridun , Mrs. Logan , Mrs. Frank A. Ululr , und to retire General Kosccrans. There have been Included In this state ment of bills which have become laws those In the pres'dcnt'H ' hands awaiting his signa ture. Quito u number of these are subject to "pocket" veto nnd the ' n , president's uo- tmn in regard to them may , ol course , mod ify this btntement to b'omu extent. Them nre also pending u number of measures which may yet be passed , bin the work of congress Is practically complete. Three hundred nnd thirty-three bills which passed the house failed In the senate in con ic re neo. The must notable rif these were the Mills tariff bill nnd the Oklahoma bill. Other important house- measures which fulled are ns follows : The general land bill und general - oral forfeiture bill ; to prevent the product'of convict labor being used by uny government department department or upon publiu buildr ings or public works ; to amend the Internal revenue laws by relaxing the rigors of the lawn ; authorizing the llvo civilized trlbes'to lease their lands , nubjee.t to the approval of the secretary of the Interior ; authorizing tlio Issue of fractloriarsallor certificates ; to pre vent the employment of alien labor on public buildings or other work * , mid In the various departments of tUe government ; to forbid , theNorthern Pacific hind grant ; to proviilo J for the revocation und withdrawal of lands made lor the benefit 01 certain railroads ) the fisheries retaliation bill recommended by the president. Six hundred uud eighty-four bills , after passing , fulled through ono cause or anotlicr to reach the president. The most important nro us follows : Declaring the BCJLSO of the United Stales with respect to foreign control of the Panama canal ; the Jijulr education bill ; dependent pension bill ; providing for thu Inspection of incuts , and prohibiting Uio importation of adulterated urMcles ; tha Hxvump land bills ; fur the compulsory educu- tlon ot Indian children ; to uuthoHzo.thoKala of certain lauds to aliens ; to make- telegraph companies subject to the regulations ot Urn inter-stuto eomnimslon ; to retire Genartil .loim C. Fi onion t ; to ratify tlui southern Ule Indian ngrucmont. The following nre among Iho other Import ant measures which also came to naught : The Pacific railroad funding bill ; the blUfor the admission of Utah , Idaho , Wyoming uinl New Mexico territories ; to declare trusts unlawful ; to promote commercial union with. Canada and to uuthorUo the president to Qpen negotiations with a view to the annexa tion of the-dominion : to grunt woman buff- ruge ; to repeal the civil ttervlce law , Internal revenue laws and the tobavco tax ; to lay'a graduated Income tax for u bounty on sugar ; for tlio free coinage of silver ; to repeal tlio oleomurguriiia act , und various measures pro poning radical departures lu the pension , tariff und Jlnunclul systems. Twp inniorUint trouVles whlch wore reject- cd were Iho Canadian Jluherlca und cxtruditlon convention * .