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JProspooto of the Bills Now Before
the Loglalaturo.
The Present Session Knpldljr DrawIng -
Ing lo n Cloflo Tlio I "lght
Atjnlimt Tliuo in tlio
No Ono on n Tell *
L.IXOOM ? , Nob. , March 13. | Special to Tnn
BEB. ] Innumornblo Inquiries are being made
01 (0 the prospect ot this or tlmt measure be
fore thologlslaturo. To quote a homely but
comprehensive saying ; "Only the Rood Lord
knows , and ho won't tell. " Tno pay of the
members stops after they have been In session
sixty days , and they will n ot stay long be
yond that limit. By sitting continuously the
legislature can exhaust Its sixty davs on Fri
day of Ihls week , and ) t Is reasonably sure
that adjournment will not bo delayed beyond
the woelc following , consequently tlio remaining -
ing life of the legislature is'short. .
As to the prospects of passing bills : The
Appropriation bills must bo considered , and
when they roach the sonata everything else
will have to stand aside. Two claims have
gone to the senate , one for the relief ol Will
iam Wilson , of Tolcnhmu and the other for
Doss Slout's extras , but not ono of the regu
lar npproDriations.
The Bonoral flies of the two houses are
loaded with bills , over two hundred in num
ber , and aboutjtbo saino number are yet m
the hands of the commutes. In other words
there nro between four hundred and five hun
dred bills on the general flics , which signifies
that they have just reached tno stage hi
which they may bo discussed if ttuton up.
Ono holfofthcso bills have not passed the
house In which they originated , and anyone
informed on legislative methods knows what
a long and dangerous road they have to
The house Is six weeks behind. It Is now
nt work on bills that were put oa its general
fllo on January 30 , and , except tin appropria
tions. Is taking thorn up In tbo order In
which they wore filed. The procession be
tween that duto and the present Is Inter
minable. Among the flrst 100 are only a
aozon or so senate measures , showing that
most of the bills with preferred positions
liavoa douplo gunllct to run. .Tho senate
has about sixty bills on general lllo , only
one-half of which have passed the house ,
and there will bo an effort on tlio part of the
senators to give their own measures prefer
ence in consideration.
It will bo seen that comparatively few
bills arc In advanced stage , ami tno further
progress of some of those is likely to bo
blocked by the necessity of giving attention
to the appropriations. No steps have been
taken as yet toward a sifting committee , and
it would take a wiser man than the tradi
tional Philadelphia lawyer to select those of
the 500 bills which will ha von happy issue.
The Slnto Prlntint : Bill.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 10. [ Special toTriB
Bm.l : Representative Spccht Is taking an
active part in the move to defeat the bill to
nppoint a state printer , which is behoved by
many people to bo the cover for u big steal.
Mr. Spccht is bound to give the matter a
careful scrutiny and thorough airing. Ho
cent for Henry Gibson , of Omaha , to make
some figures on the cost of printing unucr
tlio bill and compare them with the cost
under the present contract system. Mr.
Speclit has had the result printed and Is cir
culating the following statement :
AMOUNT PAID ron 1887.
0,000 copies laws 3,714.24
2.000 house Journals S.751.43
2,000 senate Journals 2,2'JU.03
0,000 copies laws $7,240.55
2,000 house Journals 5,103.40
3,000 senate journals 4,022.70
Total cost under contract. $ 8,7157.70
Total cost under printer bill 10C0.03 : !
Saving to state by contract 7,593.03
Bills before- the legislature' would
i cost under printer bill , per page of
five hundred copies 3.45
Under contract It. costs 1.05
Other work.would cost In about the same
proportion. _
Charter Changes.
LINCOLN . Nob. , .March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BUB. ! The Douglas county
delegation mot to consider the proposed
change In the Omaha charter. Mr. Berlin
was absent , and Prank Morrlssoy was pres
ent , making suggestions. By n , vote of six to
four the delegation agreed on the following
amendment to the clause giving the mayor
und council control of the erection of public
buildings : ' 'In the construction of such
buildings , the council shall bo governed by
the same methods of procedure In receiving
bids , making contracts , iir.d granting esti
mates as now govern the board of public
works in the construction of nil public works
or buildings. "
The delegation was practically unanimous
in agreeing on the following addition to the
street railway clause : "Provided , that until
January 1,1601 , such street railways shall
only bo required to pave bctxvccn their
raiis. "
Borlln'N Kqunl lights Bill.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 13. [ Special to
TUB BEE. ] The following Is the full text of
the equal rights bill introduced Id the house
by Mr. Berlin and now on the journal fllo :
Section 1. That section 1 of an act approved
March 4 , A. D. 18 5 , entitled , "An act to pro.
Tide that all citizens shall bo entitled to the
same civil rights and to punish all persons
for violations of Its provisions , " bo amended
BO as to read as follows :
' Section 1. All persons within this state
shall bo entitled f > the full and equal enjoy
incut of the accommodations , advantages ,
facilities and privileges of inna , restaurants.
ice cream parlors , public conveyances , bar
l > er shops , theaters and other places of amuse
incut ; subject only to tlio conditions and Him
tatlous established by law and applicable
alike to ovary person. "
Section 3. That section 1 of an actap
proved March 4 , A. D. 1W5 , entitled , "Ar
net to provide that all cltUoiis shall be cntl
tied to the same civil rights , and to punisl
all persons for violations of lit provisions , '
bo aud the satna Is hereby repealed.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 18. [ Special to TUB
Ben. ] The light against tlmo begun In tin
senate this morning. Thirty bills were re
ported from the committees , and liearly hall
of iheuj were exiled Into indoilnlto postpone-
" incut- The moat important of the latter was
Fuuck's registration bill aud the inspcctloi
of meat cuttle before slaughter. Tbo las
provoked a long , uureportablo discussion
ntid was killed by u vote of 1C to 14. Till
docs not represent the true sentiments of cli
collators on this measure. Some votei
ugalust It because they thought there was n
chance of passing it tliii session , ana some o
their opponents wa tc'l the bill put on tli
general lllo as an evidence of sincerity 1 :
pending delegates to the St. Louis convuu
tlon.Tlio senate concurred in the house resoh :
tlon for thn appointment of committee-1
fix a duto for nual adjournment.
A'memorial was received iroui the Nc
Imtslca depart of the G , A. H. , urging th
passavo of lirinU'A houDO bill for u soldier :
relief fund hi cadi county.
The senate pasted the following measure
approved in commlttua of the whole yeatei
t'of the arbitration of labor disputes ; fo
the condemnation of jMmofllca tiles ; coi :
tributing S1.050 of university fees to It
library fund ; reducing the comuthuiloii i > uj
nbl to county trcaauror * for ccrlulu collm
The noon recess was wliorteuoJ u hulf hou
and the senate met at 1UO.
> * The senate refused vo concur In the hous
1 nmcnduicnt to IIowo's PlnUorton bill.
Howo's nlll , maUlnif a license board ot th
fire and polloo commission of Omaha , cam
mi ou ooncurrauco In the house nuienmi'iii
Which strikes cut the clause requiring th
consent of adjoining property owners bofor
Jlocimmg a saloon. The vote urns U to ID , un
the point was raised thut an uuieiiduicntcoul
not bo agreed to with low than n majority of
the whole senate. A vote to rceoniltlor wa
carried , and the matter was laid as I do for n
fuller attendance ,
The Bennto went Into a committee ot the
whole and endorsed the house bill giving the
library fund of the state normal shool the
matriculation fee , which at present amounts
to nearly $2.000.
The next bill to conic up was BOM Stout's
claim for 519,000 for extras. Senators Keek-
ley , Sutherland and Paulson demanded In
formation as to the value ot the alleged
Chairman Wethcrald and Senator Lindsay
of the committee on claims explained that
for the cost of the extras they had ba4 to
depend largely on the testimony of members
of the house committee because there was
not tltno to call mid examine the architect ,
and seine Of the sub-contractors. Mr. Lind
say explained at length the changes which
necessitated the extras.
Senator Sutherland moved an amendment
reducing the aggregate of the claim to (25.000
and was seconded by Senator Keckloy. Mr.
Sutherland explained that ho had boon con
nected with works of construction for many
yearn and ho believed the claim could bo cut
In two and leayo enough to pay the subcontractors
tractors n fair sum for their claims.
Funck Did you always charge double for
your world
Sutherland It Is the business of a con
tractor to get all ho can , and the architect
generally allows the contractor's claims.
Senator Kockloy said there was an absence
of spcclllc Information as to cost of material
and labor in this claim. Ho continued that
there was no man Identified with more Jobs
In Nebraska than this man Stout. It Is a
notorious fact that anything ho torches Is
tainted with fraud. The senator admitted
that ho was making n broad assertion , but ho
referred to Stout's testimony before the
bribery Investigation , which was contra
dicted by a man of honor ( Peter Her ) .
Howe defended Stout , saying that u cer
tain corporation had given him largo con
tracts and found him unusually honorable
for n contractor.
Sutherland's amendment was defeated ,
aud the claim approved as it came from the
houso. Later in tho'nftornoon it was read a
third time and passed. Ayes 21 , Nays :
Keckloy , Linn , Mahcr. Sutherland I.
The committee of the whole approved the
following : Providing that annual school
elections shall bo hold hi Juno ; donning the
jurisdiction of courts In cases of stolen prop
erty brought into the state or taken into an
other county ; Conner's bill empowering nine
jurors to Und a verdict In civil actions In the
district court.
The senate concurred In the house
amendment to Howe's bill making a license
board of Omaha's flro and police commission.
The bill now goes to the governor.
In accord with a message from the gov
ernor , Senator Ncsbltt introduced a bill pro
scribing the method by which foreign cor-
poratlons may Incorporate in Nebraska.
The senate passed the bill for a normal
school library fund , and the bill empowering
cities to condemn sites for bublic buildings.
Hansom , Nesbltt and Paxton wore ap
pointed a committee- final adjournment.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 18. ( Special to
THE Ben" ! Cady moved that a "sifting com-
iiittee" bo appointed , which was adopted.
Bills on third reading were taken up. The
oliowlng were passed :
House roll 14D , authorizing plate glass in-
iuranca companies with a cipltal of $100,003
.0 do business in Nebraska.
Honso roll 30 , to punish assessors for under
valuation of property.
A'bill authorizing subordinate lodges of
'rco ' Masons , Odd Fellows , Grangers and
Good Templars to Incorporate.
Senate lilo 173. directing the governor to
ssuo an unconditional pardon on each
Fourth of July to two convicts who have
jeoii incarcerated for ten years or more and
ivhosc conduct has been such as to entitle
.hem to the benefits of the " good time act. "
The house wont Into committee of the
, vholo to consider the special appropriation
bills and other special orders. The follow-
' .tig wore recommended for passage.
Bills appropriating $75.000 to build two
wings or additions to the Lincoln asylum for
the insane ; $22,000 to purchase land ana
llnish one building for the homo of the
> iondloss at Lincoln ; ? 31,000 for erecting a
jouth wing and necessary outbuildings to
the homo for erring women at Milford ;
$110.01)0 ) to buy land ami erect buildings for
the institution of feeble-minded at Beatrice ;
$12,000 for Improving the capltol grounds.
The Cady bill proposing an amendment to
the state constitution , providing for the elec
tion of three railroad commissioners by the
people , ana Johnson's bill providing for a re
duction of the secretaries of tbo board of
transportation from three to one , were also
recommended for passage. .
When the committee- arose Oelaney moved
that the report of the commit-too bo not con
curred in on tbo bill appropriating $7,000 for
the hospital for the insane , and that the first
section bo stricken out.
Dolanoy's motion to strike out the appro
priation of $75,000 for the insane hospital was
lost by the following vote ayes , 10 ; nays , 44.
The question of adopting the report of the
committee * rccomineudtng an appropriation
of § 110,000 for the asylum for the feeble
minded came up.
Johnson moved to reduce the sum to
$58,000 , and demanded the roll call , which re
sulted as follows :
Ayes Abrahamson , Berlin , BIsbco , Bo-
hacek , Brancht , Brluk , Collins. Cushlng ,
Delaney , Dempster , Dunn , Farley , Gardner ,
Gates , Gilchrist , Hampton , Hanna , Harding ,
Hill of Butler , Hill of Gage , Hungato , Hun
ter , Johnson , Novo , O'Sullivan. Sargent ,
Swartzley. Wellor , WhltoVhitford. . IS ) .
Nuys Uakor , Ballard , Becttman , Berry ,
Burnham , Cady. Caldwell , Christy of Clay ,
Coleman of Autelopa , Corbln , Deiunan ,
Dickinson , Dillor , Elliott , Fieldgrovo , Ful
ler , Gilbert , Malm , Hall , Hanthorn , Hooper ,
IC'iipor , Lee , Ley , Majors. Mattes jr. , Mc-
Nickle , O'Brien , Olmstead , Potter , Uayiior ,
Rhodes , Robb , Seed , Sevcrin. Stlrk , Weber ,
Wcstovcr , Whitehead , Williams , Winter ,
Yutzy , Mr. Speaker. 14.
The report of the committee was thot
'J'ho recommendation to appropriate ttu
sum of S12.000 to. improve and beautify the
state cupitol grounds was then considered.
Several motions were made to reduce UK
A motion to cut the amount to $0,003 , was
lost on a rising vote by ono majority.
Gardner moved to strike out $12,000 aui
insert fcS,000 , which was lost by a vote of 4' '
to 43.
Hungato changed his vote to "no" Just bo
foru the insult .wan announced , or the raotior
would have carried.
Johnson's bill providing for the roductiot
of the number of socrctaries of the stati
board of transportation from one to thrct
was considered in committee of the whole
The author of the bill argued that ono mai
could do all of the work und u reduction ii
the expense of the oIHcp should bo made it
the interest of economy.
Halt took the same view. Ho said tha
either of the secretaries if put on their oath
would bo compelled to admit that ono of thot :
could do all the work.
Ballard defended the commission am
thought that three secretaries should bo re
Cady said tlmt the present system shouli
bo rotutnod until the olcctlou of now con
misaionora us contemplated by his bill.
IjnglMliitlvo Gossip.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 13. [ Special to Tin
BEK. ] The hnusij met at H o'clock this morn
ing and almost a full house was present.
No chaplain appeared to open the mormnj
session , and ihu spe.iUmasked if any mem
bcr desired to ofildato in that capacity. Mr
Fiuldgrovoof UulTulo wus suggested as t'l
proper party to opun the session , but th
' BUuiarcic of tlio house' ' thought the stati
hud better save tbo money , and declined.
The motion by C idy to appoint n slftlni
committee went through without any oppos
Mr Cameron , chairman of the house com
mittuo on fixing a tiuio for final adjustment
is anxious to go homo , und unless an oxtr
amount ot tlmo U consumed with the npprc
print Ion bills an adjournment will bo roacho
by u wcolt from Saturday.
The appropriations naked for by the var
OUK hluto institutions and special interest
fairly stuggor the members who favor ecoi
oiny mid reform.
liapp ot Johnson is a very valuable mor ;
ber from n taxpayer's standpoint. Ho I
careful aid vlgllait and keeps a sharp eye o
the peopUVs interests ,
"Do you think the combine to put the nil
proprlutlons through exactly ns reported oa1
bo broken I" la the query members are u lc
iiiK themselves.
Caldwi'll stands sponsor for every npprc
priution of every character and description
mid itt rtwily to assuru the doubter * "that I
isall right and absolutely neces ary. "
Action Talcon at Yesterday's Moot-
In ff of Legislative Dolofftitoo.
Harsh Measures to Bo Dealt Out to
All Combines Having For Their
Oljcct n monopoly In
Any Direction.
Closing Down on Combines.
ST. Louis , March 13. The legislative con
vention reassembled this morning and prac
tically finished tholr preliminary work. Ad
journment was taken until 4 o'clock this af
ternoon to give-tho commlttoo on needed leg
islation tluio to draft u bill which shall rep
resent the eonso of the convention on the
whole subject , and servo as a uniform meas
ure to bo adopted by all the states.
At 5 o'clock the convention was called to
order and the commlttco on resolutions sub
mitted n report recommending that nil reso
lutions referred yesterday bo laid on the
table , which was done. Tno commlttoo also
begged leave to suggest that as the confer-
cnca was called in reference to the boot and
pork combine , or to trusts , as designated In
tbo Kansas resolution , that. Is all thuro is for
the convention to consider , and m the
opinion of the committee the only affective
way to reach It Is by legislation , If the same
can bo done , without encroaching upon the
organic law of the land. Thrf report was
Too commlttoo on needed legislation pre
sented as n desirable measure u bill sub
mitted by the Toxns delegation , which will
probably become n law in Texas. This bill
deals with the definitions of trusts and pen
alties to bo Indicted for a violation of the dot.
The section defining trusts is as follows :
"To make or enter into or carry out rxny
contract or agreement of any kind or descrip
tion by which they shall bind or have bound
themselves not to soil or transport any article
or commodity , or article of trado. use. mer
chandise , commerce , or consumption , below
the common standard figure , or by which
they shall agree to keep the prlco of said
article , commodity or transportation at
a fixed or graduated figure , or by
which thov shall in any manner establish or
settle the price of any article or commodity
In transportation between themselves or
themselves and others , to preclude free mid
unrestricted competition , nmoiig.themselves
or others , or by which they "shall agree to
pool , combine or unite any/ trust tbo.v may
have in connection with the sales or trans
portation of any such article or commodity ,
that its price might in any manner bo af
fected. "
The clause concerning tlio. infliction of
punishment provides that any" corporation
violating any of the provisions of this act
shall forfeit its charter ana franchises , and
its corporato'existenro.sha.r. oo'ajo. " Any for
eign corporation under similar .conditions
shall bo denied tbo do business in the
state. Any violation is declared a conspiracy
against trade , and upon conviction carries a
line and imprisonment , -maximum being
$5,000 and ten yetirs.
After slight changes the bill was adopted
by the following vote : . . ,
Yeas Colorado , 8 ; Iowa. 8 ; Illinois , 8 ;
Indiana , 8 ; Kansas , S ; Minnesota , 8 ; Mis
souri , 02-5 ; Nebraska , 4 ; Texas , ' S ,
Nays Missouri , 18-5 ; Nebraska-4r
The various delegations were plo'dged to
rocommcjid the bill to their legislatures.
The second bill introduced by the commlt-
co on needed legislation was practically the
Nebraska bill providing for the appointment
of local ius | > cctors and the inspection of all
cattle , sheep or swine twenty-four "hours bo-
ere slaughtering. Penalties are srescribed
for evasions of inspection or sale of meat
akcn from animals not inspected , It docs
not apply to canned , smoked , cured or salt
meats. .
A. warm'dobate ensued , ' resulting in ad-
ournment to 8 p. m. , in order that the bill
night bo printed. Tho.Tcxas men claimed
hat the adoption 'of the preamble would bo
a fatal mistake"us , ittho _ .condition should
amount , to the necessity of. legislatingto
> rolect homo consumers aoralnst the sale of
liseasod moat , it would result' in shutting
American meats out of all foreign markets
and bo a severe blow to producers. There
vas a lively discussion of the bill by sections
at the evening session. Finn , of Iowa , of-
erod. a local Option substitute. Shaw , of
vlissouri , considered it irrelevant. ' Ho
thought the convention had assembled to
afford relief to producers from "tho oppres
sion of an alleged combine. .How this bill
proposed to solve the problem , , he could not
inderstand. Hutchiusou , of Iowa , strongly
opposed the bill. " ,
After n prolonged debate , lasting until
after midnight , in which * Texas , and -Illinois
delegates were bitterly opposed to the meas
ure , the bill was adopted by a yoje qt ,40 4-5
o 25)4i and the convention adjourned sine
The Stnto Farm Committee.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March , 13. [ Special Tolo-
ram to Ttic BBC. ] The- senate and house
committees investigating the state farm and
experimental station held a long meeting to
night and agreed on a majority report in
Favor of divorcing the industrial college from
, bo state university , Senators Keckloy ,
Sutherland , Funk and Pdulsen and Repre
sentative Uaynor votitfg therefore. They
agreed on Hayncr's two , bills introduced ID
the Louse for that very purpose. Raynot
learned with surprise that they had boon
Indefinitely postponed during his. absence
from the house. Funk and Rayrier "wore
made a commlttoo to ask the governor
to send in n message reinstating them. There
will bo n minority report probably ,
stating that the industrial collogn has not
shown results commensurate with the money
expended , but not urging its separation from
the university. Due of Kayiior'o bills pro
vides for relocating the industrial college
outside of the First congressional district ;
for the sale of the state farm ; to erect now
buildings , and for it" management by nine
curators , six appointed by the governor , and
three cx-ofilcio. The other bill divides the
usual state tax for the university equally bo und the college. It is asserted that
the state farm can bo sold and the proceed !
used for buildings , because it is not a part ol
the government grant for the college nor
bought from any proceeds ot such grant
The original farm was taken from na.lin <
lands. U was sold or exchanged , and will
the addition of $ j,000 from the general fund
of the state the present farm was acquired
At the AVhllt ) Houso.
"WASHINGTON , March 13. The rush of office
fico scckors continued at tlp | white house
to-day. General Whittlwoy , ot the Indian
commission , accompanied by Bishop Hare ,
at Dakota , and president of Uutgor's cologo [ ,
called to interest the president In a movn-
sncnt to ticcuro u broad educational policy
towards the Indians. Among the cullen
was Representative .Dumvell , of Minnesota
The president was engaged all foronoor
with oftlcial visitors and iwllticiuns , and at 1
o'clock came down to the east room and re
calved a largo number of persons who callei
to uay their respects.
The president has not yet been able t
formulate any rules with regard lo the ro
coptiou of visitor * . The present arrange
mouts will contlnuo uutll something Upttoi
is provided. Under It oftlclal callers , inolud
ing members of congress and political dele
gallons , will bo received -every day from H
to 11 o'clock. ' Meetings of the cabinet wll
behold cm Tuesdays "ml Fridays at 2 : ! )
o'clock , und public rocoptlons will bo held ii
the east room on Mondays , Wednesdays am
Saturdays at 1 o'clock p. m.
'Jhu OriitleiiKin's Aiireomunr.
CIUCAOO , Mnrch 13. The board of managers
gors of the Iiit-er-stutu Hallway ussophitlo
to-day agreed on the outlines of the torrltor ;
to bo covered by the auxiliary association
under tlio president's agreement. The v.cst
cm association will continue us at pro pnl
aud the trans-Missouri imocUtion will oin
brace all the territory west of the Mlssout
Tholr CommlHrtioiMTd Sl nod.
WASHINGTON , March 13-Tho presldon
to-day signed the commissions of Pulmci
Wuuhburu and > u-ift a.8 ministers to Hpalr
SwiUcrlund und Jqpan , .respectively , " ati
tbuUif Tluhcaor us asalsLaut secretary of th
\Vorlc.iPust nm rrospectivo En-
thirMhfltla For Oinnhn ,
John P. Nownmn , Methodist bishop of
Nebraska , ro iMicd to Omalui this morning
from his foui ) , months' trip to the south. Ho
took up his headquarters at the Paxtou
hotel. His wffo did not accompany him ns
was expected that she would. The bishop
arrived from'Clilcngo ' , la which place ho dod-
calcd Iho Sacrnmonlo nvonuo church last
Sunday. In his oOlclal duties ho attended
the annual conferences In Florida , Virginia
mid the Carollnas , During the conferences
about three hundred Methodist ministers
wore stntloiibd'flvor the country. Literary
Institutions , missions , charitable and educa
tional works Mrero established. In Novem
ber and DedtWfoor Bishop Newman , with
fifteen other ilcttiodlst blshdps , was In Now
York , Philadelphia and Boston. In Now
York they \voro entertained by the widow of
the late General Grant , and during tholr stay
In Washington City they were the guests of
Senator mid Mrs. Stanford , with whom
Bishops Newman's wife Is now visiting. She
will not come west uutll after the adjourn
ment of congress.
The reverend gentleman stated that ho
would dedicate a now Methodist church
Sunday morning In this city. It is located
in the northwestern suburbs , in the even
ing of that day ho will preach at the Seward
street Methodist church. The bishop is
highly elated over the St. Mary s nvonuo
ohtirch Doing named after him. It will bo
dedicated ouo week from next Sunday. After
this ho will go to Illinois and Iowa to take
part in missionary conventions.
Dr. Newman has great hopes in the erection
of the now First Methodist church at the
corner of Twentieth and Davenport. The
structure will cost $75OCO , and one-tenth of
the cost of construction will bo paid by
George P. Bomls. This morning at 10 o'clock
the board of trustees of the church will meet
nt the olllca of Mendelssohn , Lowno &
Fisher , the architects , to oxamiuo the plans
and specifications of the proposed edifice.
Tlio cornorstono'df the now house of worship
will bo laid by the bishop the latter part of
April. Following this ho will attend u meet
ing of the bishops , which will bo held lu
Delaware , O. , May 1.
Relative lo holding tbo Methodist general
conference In Omaha in 1802 , the bishop
stated that it donondcd on the hospitality of
the citizens of the city , but ho believed that
they could not well afford to lot such an
opportunity pass. Whllo U depended upon
the citizens ho was almost sure that the con-
ft. enco would bo hold hero. It would bo an
important body to visit the city and all coun
tries upon the glebe would be represented.
There would bo' 100,000 visitors , from the
equator to the 'land of the midnight
sun. In a certain sense the world would ,
look upon this great inland city , by its repre
sentatives from all parts of the country at
tending the conference. By the tnno that it
is proposed to bold the conference , Omaha
will have largo halls , suQlclcnt hotel accom
modations and everything for the conven
tion. The bishop is very enthusiastic for
Omaha , and thinks within five .voars that it
will bo n half-way place , ns ho terms it , for
travelers going from ocean to ocean. Within
n period of five or six years ho thinks that
it will bo the greatest city between the two
great bodies of water.
City Attorney "Webster Gives Ills
Opinion of the Amendments.
As Tms Bii's reports of
the legislative proceedings of yesterday , is a
dispatch statlngXthat the Douglas county
delegation , which1 revised Omaha's city char
ter , met to consider the proposed change In
the charter. * h ) ' the bill introduced a few
days ago the 'following amendment was
added , giving the mayor and council control
of the crcction'of ' public buildings :
"In the construction of such buildings the
council shall bq governed by the same meth-
idsof proe3durb4h receiving bids , making
ontracts and tinting estimates as now
govern the boar.l of public works in the con-
itruction of nil fiitbllc works or buildings. "
Regarding the original bill and the .aend-
mont , City AttoYnC'y Webster was soon last
night. Ho stated that ho had not seen the
clause alluded tp , liut ho was of the impres
sion , judging fronitho amendment , that the
measure , if it pa pil the senate , would give
io ma } or and cjpuucll Absolute power in the
irectlnn of publlu'-Jiuildlngs , advertising apd
making contra t4\.for the construction of
iem and also in allowing estimates for such
, vork as now govern the board of public
.vorks. By the passageof the bill
t is intended that the council shall have entire -
tire control of the construction of public
buildings such as the now proposed city hall.
The Douglas county delegation has. also
agreed upon au amendment to tbo street
railway clause of a bill recently introduced.
The city charter revision committee recom
mended that the street railway companies
bo required to pave nearly two foot outside
of cacli outside rail of their tracks , nud also
in the space between the double tracks.
Heretofore , and ns it is now , the street rail
way companies pave within the rails of each
track , and not bctxvccn double tracks , nor
are they compelled to pave outside of their
outside rails. The umoudmcnt to the clause
as agreed upon by the delegation is as fol-
ows : "Provided , that until January 1 , 1891 ,
uch street railways shall only ba required
o pave between their rails. "
This is as the street inilways want it ,
claim * the city attorney. By the time that
the year 1801 rolls around all the companies
will have gotten upon all the paved streets
that they deslro to run through. Consequently
quently they will lose nothing by tbo passage
Of the bill. Had the original measure , iis
recommended by the charter revision committee -
mittee , gene through the house and senate ,
it Is said that the slrcot railway companies
of Omaha would have been compelled to ex
pend from $18,000 to 520,000 in the proposed
extra paving on the side of their tracks and
between the double tracks.
Hoard of Health.
The board of henlih mot in the mayor's of
fice yesterday afternoau , Councilman Leo
and Boyd being absent. Only routine busi
ness was transacted , Dr. Ralph aud Chlti
Scavy reporting ou the present city du ips ,
The Jones street dump is all that is required ,
the garbage falling Into the river and being
carried away , but tno Davenport street dumi |
is not in such good ohapo , und at present
several dead animals are lying on it and pol
luting the atmosphere. As the river is still
rising , high water -expected in a few days ,
which it is thought will carry them uway ,
The estimated amount of garbage deposited
at the dumps is 150,000 loads per annum ,
Dr. Ralph suggested that the present pest
house olllcor should be employed us a sani
tary officer , and that his pay bo increased
from 550 per month to that of a regular po
lice ofilccr. The board thcu adjourned.
A Justice Assaulted.
It was reported on the streets last night
that Charley Kosters had brutally assaulted
Justice of 'tho ' Peace Krocger by striking bin
in the face yesterday afternoon , in his court ,
It uppaurs that ICuauira was mixed up in i
little civil case , auillhatin giving a xeportoi
for u morning patter iho suit the Justice incl
dentally mentioned that Kostora hud beet
tried and acquitted 'of murder years ago
which the reporter.used In his report. Thli
enraged the young/inan and ho took his veil' '
goanco on the Jus Vice- who hud given out the
information , .
t ,
Mortuary Mutters.
The rctualus ofi . "jHumolo arrived lu
the city .yesterday from Duluth for burial nl
Prospect HiU cemj\lpry beside his first wife
Ho was an old resident of Omulm und dlei
iu Duluth of lieartltUitcaan. The body wu ;
accompanied by UIQ luisband'H second wife
Mrs. Mary Spoixtawlfo of Henry Sport
of the Union Pacific car shops , died yewtur
day morning , She was thirty-nine years o
ago. Her remains wore sent to .Schaller
la. , for interment iiiat ulgiit.
A Hcarlel Fuvcr lipidcmlc.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , March 10. A Siou :
Fulls , Dak. , special says that in Do La Plern
township , Lincoln couiity.ton miles from tlm
city , u scarlet fcvur epidemic is raging. On
family has lost throe children und thrci
olhars uro down. The rouiumilty in tenor
stricken. No ono know * \iow \ many uro sluk
ns the families who are yet untouched un
afraid to visit those ttfllictod. Fatal result
are known by seeing COO.IHH carried to tin
cemetery. The schools ura still open.
The West Vlrclnhi
CIIAIII.KSTOX , W. Va. , Muroh 13. Tin
case of Can- against W'ilsou , on maudamus
lu the gubernatorial muddle , was argued h
tlio Eunromn court to-pav und submitted , j
decision U oxpactod on Thursday or Fndaj
after which tbo court will udjourn.
Sovou States Bopi-oaontod at the
Dos Molnos Convention.
Most of the liny Devoted to a Dis
cussion of tub HlnUor Twluo
Question Ornln Ela-
vi\tor Burn od.
Farmers In Convention.
Dss Motxus , la. , March 13. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Bun.j Uapreaontatlvos
of the Farmprs1 nlltonco lu seven states and
territories have boon In session hero all day ,
preparing Important recommendations to the
different state orgauizalons. They report
that branches of the Farmer * * nlllanco are
being rapidly formed. In this plate there
have been slxty-tlvo now lodges organized
since last January , making a total ot nearly
ono thousand In Iowa. The binding twlno
trust occupied the atlentlou of the delegates
for a good part of the day. Their discus
sions were hold with closed doors , but they
gave out the following as expressing tholr
conclusion on the subject :
"In vlow of the fact tint the prices of
binder twlno had advanced almost beyond
whcro it can bo profitably used , through the
manipulation of speculators who have cor
nered the entire sisal und manllla fibre , wu
would recommend to our farmers that every
practicable expedient bo resorted to for tha
purpose of meeting the emergency by cutting
oft iho use of twine whenever possible. * Wo
recommend tha following expedients :
" 1 , Changing binders into harvesters with
platforms for hand binding.
" : ! . Changing self-binders into headers ,
which can bo done nt a small cost.
" 3. The curtailing of the small grain out
put wherever the results for years have boon
ot doubtful profit. "
The mooting discussed the subject of start
ing twiuo'faoiorlos by the farmers them
selves , nnd they were greatly interested in a
proposition to use n fibre from the wild sun-
ilowor hs a substitute for manllla , but no ac
tion was taken further than to adopt the
recommendations above.
A Preacher Drops Dead.
DBS MQINKS , la. , March 13. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BCE.J Rev. Hiram Jackson ,
of Barlliam , Madison county , dropped dead
lu a dry goods store , on Walnut street , to
day. Ho , in company with his daughter aud
another lady , came into the store audvors
attending to some shopping , matters. Mr.
Jackson sat down upon ono of the revolving
stools to rest , and soon after the clerks near
est him were astonished to see him fall over
upon the Hoor. Ills daughter , with help
from others , raised him to a sltling posture ,
and Immediately summoned a physician , but
when bo arrived life was oxtinet. The
cause of the death was heart disease , with
which ho had been troubled for some tlmo.
Ho was sixty-six years of age.
An Elevator Fire.
Gituxnv CENTKU , la. , March 13. | Special
Telegram to THC BEG. ! About 8 o'clock on
Monday oven ing the grain elevator , owned
by P. B. Ellis , took fire and was totally de
stroyed. Tie elevator was full of grain ,
there being about twelve thousand bushels
of oats and corn , which is almost a total loss.
The building and contents wore partially In
Suicide at Clnrlndn.
la. , March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIC BCB. | N. B. Cristcnsen , living
near Coin , this county , committed suicide
Saturday by jumping into a well. The day
previous tye carried the chain for Surveyor
Hartford , nud to all appearances was fully
sano. Some seven years ago ho was in the
asylum. Ho was about forty-fivo years old
and quite a well-to-do farmer.
' - ' Insanity Catted by GrlelV
OSKALOOSV , la. , March 13. [ Special Telo-
ratn to Tin : BEE. ] Miss Amanda Dickey
has been adjudged insane and sent to Mount
Pleasant. She is n sister of Charles Dickoy.
who committed suicide a few days ago , and
er Insanity was produced by her grief ever
bcr brother's death. It is now doubtful
whether the feeble , grief stricken mother
will survive this additional sorrow.
Selllnz a Bankrupt Stock.
DBS Moi.viw , la. . March 13. [ Spscial Tele
gram to Tin : BEE ! Bids were opened to-day
by the receivers of the late "B & L" store ,
which failed some weeks ago. The highest
bid tor the entire stock was ono of . 23,13 * .
by Lang Brothers , of Chicago. The stock
invoiced at the time of the failure at ubout
Chasing Thlcvos.
MASON CITV , la. , March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bcu.j Of lalo several horses
have been slolcn in the vicinity of North-
wood. The sheriff Is now in the city on the
troll ot an organized gang.
Klro nt Duvnnport.
DAVESPOUT , la. , March 18. The grain ele
vator of Finch & Hayward burned to-night
with contents. Los ? , $10,000 ; insurance ,
.Tho Lincoln Monument a Kuln.
Si'niNOFiui ) , 111. , March 13. Ex-Governor
Palmer and Judge Hay addressed the senate
committee on appropriations this afternoon
on behalf of the Lincoln Monument associa
tion In favor of the bill appropriating $50OOC
for repairing the national Lincoln monument.
They stated that the monument was very de
fectively constructed aud fast falling into
decay. Something must speedily bo done to
prevent it from becoming u mass of ruins. It
would be absolutely necessary to take down
nnd rebuild the obelisk , ana many of the
granite stonna in the base must bo rejointed
nnd some replaced. The story of the rupid
ruin of this tomb , which was intended to be
air honor to the menory of the martyr presi
dent , Is a fearful arraignment of the per
sons who superintended it construction.
The bill was referred to a sub committee.
Aff ilr.4 nt Jlnytl.
NEW YOIIK , March id. The William Coul-
maun arrived from Gonalros to-day. Slio reports -
ports thut on the 2d of February the Dessa-
lines , of Lcgitlme's force , arrived und opened
firoon both forts nt the enlranco of the port.
The forts returned fire , and In a short time
the Dessalines put out to noa. The general
belief is that the Dessalinos has punk with
all on board. On the evening of the 'Jitli u
( treat fire was seen frourtho towiii It turned
out to bo Graiidestlnos. The fire wit * started
by southern people , who at once abandoned
the place. It uppearp tlmt tlio southern
armv , getting possession of Grundcsllnes ,
treated the people very badly.
Boycottliij ; Aiiusrloiui Inrrt.
OTTAWA , March 13. The Inhnd revenue
department have Issued u bullqtln relative tc
the udultoration of lard. The American
product comes In for general condemnation ,
Wuurlv every sample examined was found
adulterated. It Is recommended that the
duty lie Increased In ordur practically to iw-
cludo the article from Cunaila.
Poiltl TPly Currd I
tlie o l.lttlo I'JllB. I
They also relieve Dis |
lime tress from Dyapopsle !
IcdiReztion und
SVE Hearty KatlAg.
feet remedy tv ] Ui/rsl-j
PI UCM , Nausea. Urowal-l
iteBS , IMA Taste la thcl
jloutb.CoateUToDzue. ?
l'olnInlhoSIJoTOri |
PJD LIVER , Ac. Thejr regulate the Bowell
and prevent Coritlpatlon aud 1'lles. Th
amalleit nod oaileat to take. Only one pill i
dose. 40inaTiaJ. I'urely Veeetable. 1'rlc
Tltojr ItrliiR nn Old Actor to the Plnco
nflllii Kixrly Triumphs.
Twenty ycnra ngo , the old Academy of
Music , now the .People's theater , was man
aged by "Old Man Corry. " That pontloumn
1ms sluoo mndo his llnnl exit from the etngo
of life. In these daya the loading man was
aoorgo Chanlln. Talented , Rontlomanly ,
handsome , ho was envied by his loss fortunate -
nato associates , whllo ho was the admired of
the fair ono In his audlouces. Last Monday
night , few If any persons roeognUod him In
Dandle Uiiunont lu "Mcjj Morrlllos" at the
Grand. Ho played the chnractor admirably.
A now generation had come since his early
BUCCCSS here and not a hand greeted his au-
lioaraneo. "Wo nro o soon forgotten , " ho
said hall sorrowfully , later , to the writer.
Continuing , ho said : "Walt till I go on , I
eald to the madumo ( Juuuschalt ) whou wo
were In Plttshurg nomO years ngo , and you'll
see what n reception 1 will got. When I
mademy appearance I didn't hoar n hand.
It so unuorvcd mo that I realty wasn't able
to go on with my lines. And yet I had ooon
a great favorite In Plttsburg , having boon
leading man thoro. Hut now people had
como nnd I was no longer known. Wo
notice this , of course. I have boon with the
niadaino seventeen years. When she rotlroi
BO will I. I have said that all along , Mar
ried ? No , I'm still an old bachelor. Whvl
well , " and ho said It sadly , "I
was once engaged to a young lady
but she died before the day sot for tlio core-
luouy. I hnvo never felt like marrying since
and don't think I ever shall , "
Mr. Chaplin then detailed same of his ex
perience In Omaha , all of which would bo
found Interesting even nt thii late day.
Among other things ho told of h's ' playing
Hichard III. to nn uudlenco of twonty-llvo
people. He had dressed for the piece ami
shortly before tlio overture "Old Corry"
wont to his room nnd informed Chaplin of
the size of the audience. "Shall I refund
the money I" usked the manager ; "It is rain-
me icicles. " Chaplin put his eye to the peep
hole in the curtain uml "took In" the empty
seats und the twonty-llvo Spartans. "Kijcp
the money. Men nud women who will turn
out to SRQ a play ou a night like this , ouglit
to have their curlosty satlsllod. " And it was.
Chaplin playnd Ulchurd and retained his uu-
dlouco till the close of the last act.
Tlio I ol ' Donoflt.
The boncllt tendered the pedestrian , at the
Coliseum last night , so for ns the attendance
was concerned , was not a very brilliant sue-
cess. The programme , however , was all that
could be desired. There were bicycle races ,
sprint races , fancy riding nnd other divert-
isctncnts , that would have done credit to nti
occasion of much moro moment , nnd which
did not fall In the present Instance to evoke
hearty applause from the few In attendance ,
but were not potent cnuugli to draw out the
Art is Hi-re.
The Art academy of Omaha , patronized by
the Western Art association , will bo opened
September : ! 0 , and will close the middle of
the following summer. The aadomlo year
will bo divided into three terms of throe
months each. The different branches are
painting , sculpture und architecture.
John ISrlcs.sonM Itonmliis ,
WASHINGTON , March 13. The secretary of
the navy has under consideration numerous
appeals from prominent citizens of this coun
try to furnish a naval vessel to convey the
remains of the late John Ericsson to his na
tive land.ln recognition of his distinguished
services in producing the Monitor , which
rendered such valuable aid to the gos-ern-
incnt at u critical moment. On the other
hand a request has also boon received that
this bo not done on the trround that his na
tive country failed to recognize his inventive
genius , and his adopted country should au-o
for his remains.
A Virginia Hotel Uurucd.
WIIRCMXO , W. Va. , March 13. The Gran
ite hotel , at Wcllsburg , burned this evening.
When the alarm sounded there was a pauic
among the guests and there were many nar
row escapes. "A number of guests In the
third story , from which all escape was cut
off , were rescued by means of ladders only a
few moments before the walls fell. Several
panic stricken men jumped from the tiiird
story windows to the pavement below und
wero'badly injured Six or seven ladies who
were in tbo upper stories of the building
were badly scorched. No lives were lost.
The Fire Record.
DCXVEK , Col. , March 18. The King block ,
occupied by the Knlght-McCluro music com
pany , Denver & Rio Grandu Express com
pany , two other firms und the upper floors as
ofllccs , burned this mornlug. The loss is cs
tiniated nt $200,000 ; partly covered by insur
ance. Knight & McCluro's loss is $100,000.
The Queer Autloa or a Sleepy MisV
eourl Lnd. (
i'hyfllclnns Studying tlio Onso of n
Youngster \Vho Nairn Walking
or Walks Nnjiplnff AVUli
SlrntiKO 1'qrslstcnoy.
A Honiarkahlo SIocv > ar.
ST. .TOSKPII , Mo. , March 18- [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tin : BIK : ] Ono of the most singu
lar cases known to medical science has come
under the notice of the St. Joseph physicians
who sny In nil tholr study they hnvo heard
of but two or three similar ones. The dis
ease Is neurosis nnd the victim Is the twelve-
year-old son of IJ. T. Robertson , n well-to-do
farmer living four miles below this city.
Three months ngo the peculiar symptoms
wora first noticed when the bov fell nslcep
ono day whllo playing. Afterwards it was
nn ovcry-day occurrence for him to go
to sleep whllo standing up or lying down.
Members of the family say that whenever
ho would fall to sleep lu bin way they would
attempt to waken him but it would bo of no
avail , as ho would generally sleep three or
four hours nnd wake up of Ills'own accord.
Ho seems , while sleeping , to bo In n mes-
morio state or condition , knowing everything
that is taking place around nnd about him.
When the uoy goes to bed nt night ho no
sooner lies down than ho Is , to nil appear
ances , sound in loop , but In a few moments
afterward he will urlso from the bed nnd
commence perambulating through the houno.
Ho does not conllno his slcup-walklng to tlio
house , but , has been found at the barn , 1100
yards awny , feeding the horses , although
apparently In n sound sleep , out of which ho
cannot bo awakened. Ho Is let nlono , but
watched , to awake nt his own will.
The attending physician bus this to say of
the case : "Thu disease Is n nervous one.
At all times I find , that thu action of .voting
Robertson's heart Is very Irregular. It
scorns as though It Is Impossible for the boy
to Ho down without going into this mcs-
mcrla state. I noticed that when I placed
him in my operating chair and pushed It
back , bringing hit head In or near a level , ho
Immediately wont Into this sleeping stale ,
Frouvuppcarnnccs and from the action of the
patient , ho has too much Mood in the brain ,
causing it to bccomo congestive. It is u ques
tion , I think , whether or not the
blood Is not thrown there too
rapidly , or carried a way too slowly. When
the boy Is in'thls hypnotic state ho seems to
bo perfectly conscious of everything going
on about him. but nothing wakes nun up.
"Ho seems to bo perfectly under the In
fluence of the person talking to Mm. Yes
terday when ho was in the ofllco lying In
the chair I handed hlmii strlug and told him
it was a llshing line. Ho umlcrsloo.l mn
nnd pretended he was llshing. From all ap
pearances ho has not the least particle of
fepllng in his body , nnd yon can stick a pin
in his llcsh anywhere without his giving
tbo least evidence of having experienced
pain. I believe tlio case curable nnd think
the boy is improving , but it will bo Bonio
time before ho is entirely xvell. "
The father says the boy is frequently found
sound asleep while standing on his feet. Dur
ing his sleep he can go to any part of tlio
farm and lind hift playthings ns ho left them
scattered around while awako. Ono day last
week he sat down in a chair and immediately
tell nslcep. In this condition ha wont to a
cupboard , got out a cigar which ho tiud seen
there when awake , got n match , came bnclc
to tlio chair and lit it , sitting thcro asleep
smoking till ho had consumed the entire
cigar. It did uot uinko him sick , al
though ho had never before had a cigar
in his mouth. The boy in every oilier way is
as healthy as any child , and it is a hard matter -
tor , according to the physician , to account
for his being affected in thu manner iu which
he is. The balance of the family nro in per
fect health , mid uouu of them show any signs
of being of a nervous disposition. The uoy ,
it Hccms , cannot keep those spells off. Ho Is
brought to this city for treatment once every
week , nid ) his physician is of the opinion
that iu n few months lie will bo all
riyht again. In all the boy's sleep-walking ,
which occurs every night to n certain ex tout ,
ho has never once hurt himself iu any man
ner , but walks around .the different rooms
of the house , ever tlio furin and all through
the barn among the horses nswoll as any ono
with both eyes wide open und wide awake.
The boy has never been sick and was never
subject to epileptic fits or anything of the
kind. This makes the case even more
strange. _
A Boy Tlilcf.
NnmusKA CITY , Nob. , March 13. [ Special
Telegram to Tins Bcn.l Kil. Gropp , aped
seventeen , last night stole about ? 5'J from his
employer und skipped to Omaha.
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