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THUBSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1888.
Tie Reflector PiMii Compy.
JOHN J. COOPER, President.
O. L. MOOEE, Vice, President.
RICHABD WABING, Secretary
A. W. BICE. Treasurer.
JOHN J. COOPER, A. W. RICE,
.L MOORE. B.F.NELSON,
Richard "Waking. Business Manager.
C. M. Harder, City Editor.
One year. S19
Nx months SJ
Throe months w
I aui a candidate for nomination for Dis
trict Clerk before the Republican county
convention. d-w Kekman Mkyeii.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
County Attorney.Mibjcct to the decision of the
coining Republican county convention.
C. S. Chawfokd.
I am a candidate for County Attorney for
Dickinson ccunty, subject to nomination by
the Repuhlican voters of the county, and res
pectfully solicit the votes of the citizens at
tho Republican primaries. C. C. I5ittio, Jr.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of District Clerk, subject to the
decision of the Republican county convention.
W. S. Anderson-.
Clear the track.
Over lifty newspapers have suspended
publication in Kansas during the past
It is being generally admitted that
the way to write this year of grace in
Kansas is 1SSS.
The colored men's convention was a
huge lizzie. The Dems made a poor
investment of that $25,000.
The ex-confederates love Cleveland
for the Union widow and orphan ene
mies he has made by his vetoes.
If the Mills bill is not a free-trade
measure, why do all the English papers
a id the free-traders praise it so.
John Sherman will take the stump
for Harrison. So will Depew, Allison
and J. G. Blaine. 2fo Achilles will
sulk iu his tent this year.
Governor Humphrey is being re
ceived with honor everywhere. He
has been tried before in high office and
has not been found wanting.
California is good for 15,000 majority
for Harrison. Prank Hurd is going
there to make some free-trade speeches
and thesejnay increase the majority to
Donnelly has made 615,000 out of his
"Great Cryptogram." He expected
3100,000. The chief reason that he
didn't get it was that the cryptogram
The royal family of Germany is re
joicing over the birth of a son and heir.
Another example of Grover Cleveland's
disposition to let the effete eastern
monarchies get ahead of us.
Seventy-one set speeches were made
by the Democrats and eighty-three by
the Republicans during the debate on
the Mills tariff bill, and these speeches
bound together make four large vol
umes. Several hundred newspapers have
casually remarked that the Republican
nominee for lieutenant governor will
make his influence Felt in this cam
paign, so we suppose it will be even
The .New York World announces
that Mrs. Cleveland has ordered three
pairs of shoes, Xo. 5-B. Mr. Cleveland
will send in no new orders, but will
endeavor to wear out all of his old
shoes before March 4. Shoes made for
The Capital says that D. R. Anthony
has severed all connection with the
Leavenworth Times. He will have
nothing further to do with it except to
edit it and control a majority of the
The Republicans are making many
inroads into the Democratic ranks.
An exchange publishesjthe names of 45
prominent Democrats of State and Na
tional reputation who have renounced
Grover Cleveland and proclaimed their
intention to support Harrison and
TheTopeka Capital will publish a
list of the men of Kansas who in 1840
voted for Win. Henry Harrison and
expect to vote for his grandson in 1SSS.
Every man belongfce? to that class is
requested to Bend in hi? name. The
list will be a long one.
Here is a chance for some impecuni-
ous Democrat to struggle for a compe
tency. The Indianapolis Joamal -offers
$1,000 to the man who will substanti
ate the charge that Gen. Harrison in a
public speech ever said that "one dol
lar a day is enough for any working
man." But why should a free-trader
find fault? The adoption the Cleve-
land policv would maka a rfmio,.
, - , -. . ' "" i'Ci
mmariife, asnbw, of a Say's Kicfck,
We need not introduce to our readers
W. S. Anderson, who will be a candi
date for District Clerk before the Re
publican county convention. Mr. A.
has served the people of Dickinson as
faithfully as he served his country dur
ing war, and if they honor him with
the position he seeks, they will not re
Among the candidates for the posi
tion of district clerk who will come be
fore the Republican county convention
will be Herman Meyer, of this city.
As a business man, Mr. Meyer has
made himself known as a reliable, up
right gentleman and one to be trusted.
Should he be selected by the conven
tion, he will deserve and receive the
unanimous support of his party.
C. C. Bitting announces this week
that he will come before the Republi
can county convention for nomination
for County Attorney. Mr. Bitting is a
rising young man and has by his abil
ity and legal standing, made many
friends in the county. Should he be
nominated he will be elected, and he
will serve the people faithfully and
The Inter Ocean, comparing prices in
this country with those paid in free
trade England, says: "We pay more
for luxuries in America than is paid in
Europe, but the comforts of life are
nearly as cheap by actual price, and far
cheaper when price is compared with
the rate of wages, which is the measure
of purchasing power to most consumers."
"Clothing,'" says the Chicago Herald,
"is at least 50 per cent, cheaper abroad
than here." Oh, give us a pause! A
clothier in Washington is calling the
attention of Congressmen to the fact
that he is now selling for $10, suits of
clothing exactly alike in pattern, mater
ial, finish, and every other quality to
those "Huddersfield" single-yarn suits
that are offered for $10.50 in London
and all the other great cities of England.
Mr. Read inserted the nife uknder
the Democratic fifth rib in the House,
Monday, by charging them with chang
ing the Mills bill to suit favored manu
facturers, and for political purposss.
He said that it seemed from the whole
debate that the bill had been made in
the interest of avowedly favorite peo
ple and for the purpose of effecting a
success of certain Democrats. This
may be Democratic, but it is not busi
ness, and the country will put its stamp
lhe Kepublican party is neither a
party of free trade nor free whisky,
and the people know it. Cleveland
and his party represent both ends of
the rum business. The former is tied
tight and fast to the Kentucky whisky
ring, which wants the internal taxes
retained to hold its monopoly together.
His party friends veto prohibition,
fight all kinds of license laws, and
are champions of free rum in theory as
well as practice. Democracy denounc
ing "free whisky" would provoke a
smile of derision on the face of a grav
One gratifying fact connected with
the Presidential campaign is the grad
ual but steady increase of evaporation
of the mugwump contingent. In
Massachusetts the concern has practi
cally gone into insolvency, and the
same result is imminent in New Yoik.
A curious correspondent who has kept
account of individual accessions to
the Republican party in that State
announces that they amount to enough
so far to almost wipe out Cleveland's
majority of four years ago. Let the
good work proceed.
Maud nowe, daughter of Julia Ward
Howe, opens the August Lippincott's
with a strong novel, "Mammon." It
is longer than the usual monthly novel,
and the magazine has been enlarged to
accommodate it. Mrs. Saxon, formerly
of Enterprise, Kas., contributes an
essay on "Why I am a woman -suffragist"
and Hayne, Scollard and Sherman
furnish the poetry. The answers to
the famous "100 literary prize ques
tions" are begun and the list of winners
given in this number which is well
The Kansas City Times is discour-'
aged over the wretched character and
nonsense of Democratic campaign
songs, and recently published one in
which it tried to inject "the old flag of
beauty and glory" in place of the ban
danna. The St. Louis Sayings well
asks the Times: "Pray what is there
in the Democratic campaign to inspire
song writers? And surely it is not ex
pected that a poet can work up any
very great measure of sentiment with
no more inspiring subject than the
shrubless mountain that is now on ex
hibition in the grounds of the National
Here is a paragraph from the New
York Sun which will be of special in
terest to American workingmen, in
view of the intense interest felt in Eng
land for the re-election of Mr. Cleve
land: "England, indeed, is the com
mercial pirate of the world. Sh is
now straining her utmost to rob the
United States of its industries and get
control of our market. If she succeeds
ever7 workingman and workingwoman
in this couky "VTiu be brought to com
parative poverty. ou can't help los
ing the high wages yon now receive.
f yoa retain any work at all, ainsfc
Uie Competition nf tfcfl nimur.MU
labor of England, you will be compelled of
Zl. --r"""". wages
nv r.nar irTTiTnt,ri -, .
Ficuiseiy mac pauper pay. Then ner-
taP yom love England lesTC:
you do now."
J. M. Davis, of the SaUna Daily Her
ald, says his little valedictory in the
Monday issue. He tells a pitiful tale
of the treatment given bis bright,
newsy paper by the merchants of rural
Salina. He says he has sunk $6,000 in
the venture and leaves the office "not
only without a dollar in his pocket but
several hundred dollars in debt." The
Herald will hereafter be published by
the Herald Publishing Co. with J. H.
Padgett, the former city editor, as editor-in-chief.
Mr. Padgett is a bright
young newspaper man and we wish
him and the new Herald company
much success in their undertaking.
Senator Ingalls has written another
letter. It is not like the bogus one
said to have been sent to Phelps, and
probably no Democratic paper will care
to publish it. It announces his inten
tion to make a number of campaign
speeches in Indiana and Xew York.
It would be worth the travel there,
says an exchange, to hear him pay at
tention to the Yoorhees styleof Democ
racy in the State where it was known
what the Knights of the Golden Circle
meant; and to hear him explain in
Xtw York how well Grover Cleveland
has kept the pledges made to his allies,
the mugwumps, concerningcivil service
The London Globe makes no bones
of the free-trade business but gets at
the campaign issue in this style:
As a rule the Presidential contest
has very little interest for the Old
World. On the present occasion, how
ever, an issue is involved which very
closely concerns Europe, more particu
larly Great Britain. Mr. Cleveland
has taken his stand on free trade, and
although his party managers have con
siderably planed down his platform, he
is universally recognized in the States
as pledged to initiate a new departure
in fiscal policy. Nor can there be any
doubt that he would act up to this un
derstanding were he elected. And on
that broad question Mr. Cleveland's
candidature naturally and necessarily
carries English sympathy.
The "literary feller" who is writing
up Cleveland's ancestors for campaign
purposes leaves no stone unturned in
his efforts to link the name of his hero
with departed greatness. He states
that a son of a grauduncle of Grover
Cleveland graduated at Harvard college
and was a member of a college club
with Chas. Sumner and Henry Long
fellow. The fact that Mr. Longfellow
was an humble student and graduate
of Bowdom instead of Harvard, mars
the beauty of the story and dissipates
considerable of the halo of associate
glory that was supposed to surround
the head of G. C, graudcousin of the
son of his sranduncle. Hired histor
ians cannot be loo careful about these
A Free Trade Tact.
The theory of free trade sounds fairly
well; but the facts of free trade are
what deplete the courage and chill the
marrow of the wage earner 'and busi
ness man. The Sutton woolen mills of
Xorth Andover, Mass., shut down last
Friday, for an indefinite period, throw
ing one hundred operatives out of em
ployment. Reason: tho President's
course, aim that ot his party in Con
gress, formulating laws for the repeal
of the tariff on wool. Since the Presi
dent made his recommendation the
woolen industry has been ffoing from
bad to worse until the business is pros
trate. Unless manufacturers are as
sured that the Democratic free-trade
policy is not to be permanently adopted,
a general oreaK-aown among tnem in
New England will follow.
Hold your grip until November, gen
tlemen, if possible.
This is delicious. Because the Re
publican National convention has said
that, in a certain contingency, the party
would favor the abolition of the whisky
tax, it is in favor of "free whisky.5
The abolition is demanded by a large
temperance element, but the declara
tion of the Republican party in favor
of it, in a certain contingency, makes
it a "free whisky" party, a "saloon"
party. The Republican party, which
has put on the statute-book every law
against intemperance ever passed in a
Northern State, which has enacted
High License laws in many States and
Prohibition laws in several; which
wages a constant warfare against the
saloon; which is the sole hope in this
country today of all movements against
intemperance this is the party of
And which is the temperance party?
Oh, that is the party that has resisted
every attempt made to restrict intem
perance in any Northern State; the
party that always fights every law
aimed at the saloon; the party that al
ways fights every law aimed at the
saloon; the party that has nine-tenths
of the liquor dealers among its mem
bers, and can always carry the jails,
the penitentiaries and the alms-houses
by an overwhelming majority! If you
see a man with gin-blossoms on his
nose and a whole gin-boquet in his
breath, the chances are that he is a
Democrat. If you see a man who keeps
a saloon, the chances are that he is a
Democrat. If you see men voting sol
idly in a Legislature against a temper
ance bill, you don't need to be told that
they are Democrats. The Democratic
party is soaked with whisky, runs its
campaigns by money taken in over the
whisky bar, reeks with whisky at every
pore. And this is the new temperance
,nttv that. lindpr rhp nsrnfo lenr?nrbin
"The Tew York Evening Post."
professes to be jhmsu y we onicago
. i i j , n. m.- .
ThisistoojnucliQf a jokS
N. T. Tribrme, "
The Bull Run of 1888-
It has pleased some of our Demo
cratic friends to claim a disaffection
among the German Republicans; but
Cleveland cannot pull British wool over
the eye of the Dutchman. The Hlinois
Staats Zeitung has this to say of the
Mills Tariff bill:
On July 21, 1861, at Bull Run, was
fought the first battle of the fouryears'
civil war; it was a defeat for the North.
Twenty-seven years later, on the same
day, a bloodless battle was fought in
the House of Representatives of the re
united Nation; this also was a victory
for the South (Democratic party), a
Bull Run for the North.
For this is the real meaning of the
passage of the Mills tariff bill.
In the closing speech which Mr. Mills
delivered he explained in great detail
that his measure was in no sense a
purely free-trade bill. And in that he
is quite right. For with all the chang
es and additions which were made
while it was being discussed in the
House, the "Mills bill" means nothing
more than strong tariff protection for
the South and destruction of the tariff
for the North.
Even the last moments of the dis
cussion were used to provide that no
Southern industry should be unpro
tected. Every raw article that is raised
or can be raised in the South, was re
moved from the list of free wares. But
on all the articles and wares that are
raised in the North, though they paid
SI for every mark, every franc, or
every shilling of labor that it would cost
to produce it in Europe, South America
or Australia, the tariff was removed.
There are, among our readers, without
a doubt, a number of peculiar enthusi
asts, who go wild over so-called "free
trade;" not because they have made a
study of the meaning, purpose and
working of the same in single instances,
but becouse they so clearly see the four
letters, f-r-e-e. Their entire proof con
sists in the short question that they
put, and the answer that they give
themselves: "Is not freedom something
beautiful? Certainly, and therefore
free trade is also beautiful." The
same method of proof would be con
vincing that the free-bnoter and "free
fight" were also beautiful. But, aside
from this, we will endeavor to prove to
the peculiar enthusiasts of the Mills
bill that it is not a free-trade measure,
but what he endeavored to hide name
ly, a protective tariff for the South.
The apparent endeavor to decrease
the National revenues proves to be a
gross swindle. According to the
figures of the author of the bill, the re
duction of the revenue receipts under
the Mills tariff would not amount to
more than $20,000,000. On the other
hand the simple removal of the protec
tive tariff in the interest of a few
planters in Louisiana, would increase
this reduction from $50,000,000 to $U0,
000,000, thereby securing what was
said to be the real advantage of the bill.
The bill will go to the Senate. It is
said this body will prepare a substitute,
which, while protecting the revenue on
all branches of industry which without
protection would go to the ground or
be crippled, will effect a reduction of
the tariff in a more widespread manner
than that suggested by the Mills bill.
A true, genuine and just tariff con
sists, first, in the introduction of abso
lute free trade for all such stuffs and
articles which are not raised in the
United States at all or in a small meas
ure only (say one-tenth of the total sale,
such as sugar); secondly, in the adjust
ment of the productive powers of all
such evidences of human labor which
our own country produces in a raw
state in such richness and large quan
tities. Every duty that is higher than
is necessary for the adjustment or
equalization of such producing powers
is an evil, and must becut down to the
This js the tariff reform that appeals
to every sensible, liberal-minded and
unprejudiced man as the only desirable
one. It is not Democratic, not Repub
lican, but simple and sensible. But
the swindle-reform, such as the Mills
bill "Tariff for the South," would, if it
oecame a law, nave no other enectthan
1. Destroy a number of the indus
tries of the North,
2. Reduce the price of labor at least
one-half in industries that were not de
stroyed, 3. Drive hundreds of thousands of
laborers and workmen to farming and
4. Thereby reduce the price of bread
stuffs or meats, which Europe will not
buy, to a very low figure, and destroy
the prices on all agricultural produc
tions, such as grain and cattle, thereby
impoverishing the farmers, who are
badly enough off with the present
prices, to the state of the peasants in
Roumania, made poor by British free
Lyman Underwood Humphrey.
Was married in 1872 and has two
Was one of the first railroad commis
sioners. Was 44 years old the day before he
Is a good student, a great reader and
a ready speaker.
Left the high school for the Union
army at the age of 17.
Was a member of the famous Seventy
sixth Ohio regiment.
Wa3 wounded at Pittsburg Landing
Was elected lieutenant-governor in
1878 by a majority of 40,795.
Was defeated for State representa
tive by 41 votes in 1871, but elected in
Is an Ohio man, of' course, being
bom in Starke county of that State.
Has strains of German and Welsh
blood, although his parents were native
Studied at Mount Union college, O.,
after the war and afterward attended
the Ann Arbor law school.
Commanded his company for two
years before he was out of his minority
and to the end of the war.
Came to Shelby county, Mo., in 1869
and practiced law and assisted in edit
ing the Shelby county Herald.
Was never absent from the ranks of
the army a single day during the four
years he served not even when he was
In 1870 removed to Independence,
Kans., entered the practice of law and
aided in the establishment of the In
Took part in the battles of Donelson,
Pittsburg Xnnding, Corinth, the siege
of Yicksburg, Chattanooga, the cam
paigns around Atlanta and marched
with Sherman to the sea. Ex.
- The Knowledge-Dispensers.
The flutter of fans kept time with
the click of the brain machinery and
thewag of tongues this morning.
S. M. Cook: "Make your school work
pradtical, whatever you are doing.
Seek aboveall things to raise the scale
B. W. Peck, the sage of Jefferson
township, was giving advice promis
cuously this forenoon.
Mr. Belts, from south of the city,
visited the teachers.
Prof. Dietrich, of Ottawa University,
was a prominent figure among the vis
itors. Mr. D. has a State reputation as
Miss Maggie Wilson was a promi
nent visitor, as were also Mrs. J. S.
Ford and Mrs. J. S. Wise.
The teachers decided "not to gad"
except under unusual circumstances.
We wonder if they will practice what
The institute ship is nearing the
cataract of examination and trembling
glances of apprehension are seen upon
the visages of the less experienced
Prof. Win. Dunlavy was again a vis
itor. L. L. Tishhouser and R. Rubin, two
of Belle Springs' solid farmers, were
looking for a good teacher today. They
envied the young fellows who have
such a glorious chance to get acquaint
ed with the marms.
Miss Lizzie Sutherland, one of En
terprise's last year's teachers, signed
the register today. Miss S. has just
returned from a trip to Nebraska.
Mis. Carruthers, superintendent of
Saline county, gave a pleasant talk at
the closing exercises.
Score a victory! The register this
morning shows a list of 170 five more
than ever before attended any institute
in Dickinson county. The conductors
may well be proud of the success that
lias attended their second year's work
Supt. Ford has made out the sched
ule for examination on next Friday
and Saturday. It is as follows:
FRIDAY, AUG. o,
8:00-0:00 a. in , book keeping.
0:0010:00 a. in., natural philosophy.
10:0012:00 a. m., arithmetic.
1:002:15 p. in., grammar.
2:152:45 p. m., reading.
2:153:15 p. m., orthography.
8:1.5 4:.S0 p. in., geography."
4:S0 5:20 p. m., Constitution.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4.
8:009:15 a. in., pbvsiolocv.
lo io:,iO a. m., Instorv
10:3011:00 a. m., penmanship.
11:0012:00 a. m., theory and prac
tice. All applicants must be promptly on
time or they will not be allowed to
take the examination.
Resolutions of Respect.
The fire department of which the
late Frederick Rohrig was a member
met Monday and adopted the follow
ing resolutions of respect to his memory:
Whereas. Wc,ns members of tho Abilene
Fire Dftparunciu. have been shocked and be
haved by the sudden death of our esteemed
brother member, Frederic Rohrig; and
Whereas, By the irrevocable laws of nature,
it has pleaded the Allwiso Creator to call from
our midst our companion, a worthy man and
clhcient member of our department, and
Whereas, it is tit that all should recognize in
his suddon death a dispensation that warns us
so to live as to be always ready for that hour,
the coming of w Inch no man knoweth. There
lore, be it
Resolved, That wc bow the knee and
humble ourselves in recognition of the Su
preme power of the Great Uulcr of the uni
verse, and our dependence on him; and
Resolved, That yo hereby express our
heartfelt sympathy and condolence with the
bereaved mother, brothers and sisters.
Resolved, That department headquarters
be draped in mourning for the period of thirty
days in memory of our departed comrade.
Resolved, That these resolutions bo spread
on the records of the department and that
copies be furnished each of the city papers for
Sijrncdl W. 51. Kvi.e,
J. P. Simpson,
The Cleveland club, of which both
Adam and Fred Rohrig were members,
adopted the following;
Hcsolved, That wo tender to the family of
our deceased members our sincere sympathy
in this, their hour of great bereavement, and
and commend them unto Him who doeth all
things well, and who is too wise to err, and too
good to be unkind.
Hcsolved, That thnse minutes be published
in the Abilene newspapers.
The Odd Fellows last night passed
Whereas, Western Home lodge No.
60, 1. O. O. F., has been again called
together to record the fact of the death
of Brother Adam Rohrig, a member of
Pike lodge No. 73, I. O. O. F., of
Griggsville, 111., who came to his death,
in connection with his son, by drown
ing, Sunday, July 29, 1888, and
WnEREAS, Death, ordinarily, is at
tended with feelings of sadness and
sorrow, but when two of a family, sud
denly and without warning are stricken
down in life, at an hour, too, when
health and hope are fully realized, lan
guage fails to give expression to our
Whereas, A feeling of sadness and
sorrow pervades the breast of every
true Odd Fellow when one of its mem
bers, useful in life, is brought to such
an untimely end, other than the nat
ural course of mankind. Therefore be
Resolved, That we, as a body, de
plore the death of our brother and feel
ingly and deeply condole and sympa
thize with the family of our deceased
brother in their hour of greatest afflic
tion; and would willingly, if we could,
bear a part of the burden that so heavi
ly weigh upon them; and be it
Resolved, That we condole with the
members of the lodge to which he be
longed, who were especially bound to
Brother Rohrig in ties of F. L. and T.
and all relatives, friends and acquaint
ances who knew him in his lifetime.
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be presented to the family and
lodge of our deceased brother, and a
copy spread upon the record, also a
copy to each of our city newspapers.
J.T. Hornadat )
Chas. Barnes Com.
A. S.Davidson )
The Union Pacific Funding Bill
Reported to the Senate ,
Atchison Public Building- Amendment;
Rejected Direct Tax Bill Shelved
Property in-Foreign Lands Debated Tha-
Omaha Public Building Appropriation
Sent Back to Conference.
Washington, Aug. 1. "When the Senate
met yesterday Mr. Frye, from the Select
Committee on the Pacific Railroads, re
ported the Union Pacific Funding bill,
providing for a settlement of cases grow
ing out of the issue of bonds and to secure
payment of all indebtedness. He said that
the bill was the Outhwaite bill as reported
to the House, containing many amend
ments over the bill as it came from the
Commission originally. The Senate re
port is signed by all the members of the
committee the Senator from Minnesota,
Mr. Davis, who was absent, having au
thorized the chairman by telegraph
to sign his name. It relates only
to the Union Pacific and Cen
tral Branch, having nothing whatover to
do with the Central Pacific. The commit
tee found much greater difficulty in formu
lating an adjustment and settlement with
the Central Pacific than with the Union
Pacific and is not prepared at the present
time to make any report touching that
company. Mr. Frye then said that the
actuaries of the New York Life Insurance
Company had been requested to present a
statement and that it was possible that,
when received, the committee might want
to offer it as an amendment to the bill. The
bill was placed on the calendar and with
the report ordered to be printed.
The Hoar resolution in regard to the ap
pointment of a committee of seven to re
port upon the relations of commerce and
business existing between the United
States and Canada was taken up and
The Senate then resumed consideration
of the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, the
pending question being on the amendment
offered Monday by Mr. Spooner appro
priating $75,000 for a public building at
Mr. Beck made a point of order on the
amendment and proceeded to argue that
the Senate had no right to attach to the
Sundry Civil bill appropriations for public
buildings as it was not good legislation,
but after a long discussion the point of
order was withdrawn and a yea and nay
vote taken on the proposition itself as a
test question affecting all the other public
buildings. The amendment was rejected
yeas 21, nays 23.
Mr. Spooner said that in reference to the
vote just had ho would offer no other pub
lic building amendment, that was in tho
same category with the Atohison one, but
he would offer an appropriation of $50,000
for a public building at Opelousas, La.
The circumstances were that such a bill
had passed both houses and was now be
fore tho President but did not contain the
appropriation clause. The amendment
was rejected yeas, G; nays, 33.
Mr. Spooner then offered as an amend
ment, the bill to refund tho direct tax, but
Mr. Harris made the point of order that it
was general legislation and not in order
on a General Appropriation bill, when
the Presiding Officer ruled: "The Chair
has no doubt on the subject. The point of
order is well taken."
Mr. Plumb offered an amendment pro
viding that supplies, the result of prison
labor.should not be purchased for use at the
National Soldiers' Home. It was rejected
Mr. Manderson offered an amendment
appropriating $3,017 to repay tho city of
Omaha for paving about the court house
and post-office. It was agreed to.
Mr. Stewart moved an amendment pro
viding that no part of the appropriations
in the bill should be used in the investiga
tion of any case or in tho prosecution of
any person in the mining region for cut
ting, for mining or domestic purposes any
short or scrubby timber unfit to be sawed
or hewed into lumber of commercial value.
It was agreed to.
Mr. Call offered an amendment appro
priating $100,000 to be expended at the dis
cretion of the Secretary of the Treasury
for the recovery of property of tho United
States now held in adverse possession to
the Government, and spoke of tho infor
mation recently laid before the Senate on
Mr. Sherman opposed the amendment
and spoke of the hope of recovering prop
erty which had belonged to the Confeder
ate States as an illusive one. The debts
of those States were alien upon their prop
erty. The proposition was to give to some
gentlemen a pleasure trip to Europe. Tho
recovery of Confederate property by the
United States Government might be at
tended with responsibility for their debts.
Mr. Cockrell spoke of tho fairy tales of
the wealth of the defunct Confederacy as
being only equalled by the stories of the
immense wealth stored in England belong
ing to American heirs. He gave an ac
count of the suit brought in the name of
the United States against Frazer, Tren
holm & Co., and read from the report
made by the Secretary of the Treasury to
the House of Representatives in 1867 on
the subject of that and other similar suits.
In conclusion Mr. Cockrell said that the
proposed appropriation would bo simply
an absolute waste or so much money and
might complicate the United States Gov
ernment. The bill went over and the Senate ad
"When the House met yesterday the
clerk laid before it a letter from the
Speaker announcing his enforced absence
from the city for a few days on account of
important business, and upon motion of
Mr. Mills, of Texas, Mr. McMillin, of Ten
nessee, was elected as Speaker pro tem.
and took the chair amid applause.
Mr. Mills then asked unanimous consent
that August 7 bo assigned for the consid
eration of bills reported from the Commit
tee on Labor with tho exception 6f the
Convict Labor bill. Mr. Spinola, of New
York, objected to this exception and
Mr. Mills stated that unanimous con
sent could not be procured unless the
exception was made. Mr. Spinola replied
that in that event the labor bills should die
just where they were. The State of New
York had already taken steps toward
abolishing convict labor and he was op
posed to allowing the State of Pennsyl
vania to flood his State with convict-made
goods. The request was not granted.
Mr. Dibble called up the conference re
port on the Omaha Public Building bill.
As it was originally passed by the Senate
it limited the cost for site and building to
$1,200,000. The House amended this by
fixing the limit for the site at $400,000 with"
out making any provision for the building.
As agreed to in conference the bill provided
a. limit of $1,200,000 for the building and
site, with the further provision that the
site should not exceed in cost $400,000.
After a long debate the report was rejected
81 to 92 and the bill again sent to con
ference. On motion of Mr. Holman, the bill was
passed for the revocation of the with
drawal of lands made for the benefit of
certain railroads. (The bill, which applies
only to Iowa and Minnesota, authorizes
the Secretary of the Interior whenever a
land grant is adjusted and there is found
to be an excess of indemnity lands to re
store such excess to the public domain).
On motion of Mr. Townshend the farther
aniidjft&a-Pi. UfiiJfegtfiuxJiiU.wuJ '
postponed, ana tH House" went Tfeto Com;
mittee of the Whole on the Army Appro-J
priation bill with Senate amendments. All
the amendments were non-concurred in
with the exception of those relative to for
tifications and ordnance.
Mr. Townshend then moved non-concur-"
rence in these amendments in bulk, but
Mr. Buchanan demanded that they should
be considered in order.
Mr. Townshend then moved non-concurrence
in the first amendment, appronriat-.
ing $2,500 for the repair of the sea wall
and wharf at Willett's Point, N. Y.
Mr. Sayres, of Texas, said the Senate
had no more right to put these amend
ments in the Army bill than it had to put
them in a judicial bill. It was a question
which involved the dignity and power of
Mr. Cutcheon, of Michigan, said if there
was any thing to be done in the nature of
provision for armament and fortifications
it must be done by the Army Appropriation
bill. While he would vote with his com
mittee in favor of non-concurrence, he
hoped that in the end the amendment
would be agreed to.
Mr. Blount, of Georgia, wanted to see the
House conferees instructed to inform the
Senate conferees that the House would
never yield. He would rather see the
Army bill fail than the Senate dominating
this body. He was willing to resort to
every parliamentary method to prevent
tho perpetration of this outrage on the
Mr. Reed characterized as absurd the
position taken by the gentleman from
Georgia. The position was that because
the rules of the House sent certain bills to
certain committees, the Senate had to con
form to those rules in the amendment of
those bills. The position was in conflict
not only with the Senate that the
House could stand but with com
mon sense, and that the House
could not stand. He then spoke of the im
portance of the proposed legislation. He
admitted that there was not one chance
in a hundred of war, but if war should
come the United States would undergo a
National humiliation more terrible than
had ever been inflicted on the face of the
Pending action the committee rose and
the House adjourned.
Hot Wind Damaging Corn.
Kansas Citt, Mo., July 31. The chief
topic of discussion at the Board of Trade
to-day is the Southern Kansas corn crop.
Almost every dealer on the board has ad
vices from Harper, Great Bend and other
Kansas points reporting that during the
last two or three days hot winds have
been sweeping over that section of the
country, and that the damage to the corn
crop, while it can not be estimated, will be
Governor Hill Thanked.
Albany, N. Y., July 31. The commuta
tion of the death sentence of Chiara Cigna
rale by Governor Hill, has occasioned many
letters and telegrams of thanks to be sent
to the Governor. To-day he received tho
following dipatch from the Italian Min
ister at Washington : "The Italian Govern
ment instructs me to offer to your Excel
lency its most earnest thanks, to which I
join mine, for the commutation of the sen
tence of Chiara Cignarale."
A "Webb City Tragedy.
Jopllv, Mo., Aug. 1. City Marshal'
Moore, of Webb City, Monday night shoto
and instantly killed Ed McCann, who, with
two others, had resisted arrest. Opinion is
divided in regard to the killing and tho
matter was investigated yesterday by the
coroner. McCann was a member of the
Knights of the Golden Eagle and the Webb
City lodge has taken charge of the re"-main.
Proposed Amendments to the Consti
tution. SEXATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. '.
Senate Joint Resolution Ko.2.Proposiitfruii
amendment to section one, urtlclc eight of
the constitution, by. striking out the vonl
Re it resolved by tho Legislature of the State
of Kansas, two-thirds of the members elect
ed to each house thereof concurring therein:
Section 1. The following proposition to
amend the constitution of the State of Kansas
is hereby submitted to the n,unliHed electors of
tho State for their approvul or rejection,
namely: The consntutionof thcStateof Kan
has is hereby amended by striking out the
word "white" In section one, article eight, re
lating to the militia of the State, go that said
section as amended shall read as follows:
Section 1. The militia shall be comosed of
all able-bodied male citizens between the ages
of twenty-one and forty-live years, except
such as are exempted by the laws of the
United States or ot this State; but all citizens
of any religious denomination whatever, who
from scruples of conscience, may be averse to
bearing arms shall be exempted therefrom
upon such conditions us may be prescribed by
Sec.-. This proposition shall be submitted
to the electors of this State at tho general elec
tion for the election of representatives to tho
legislature in the year A. D. eighteen hundred
and eighty-eight, for their approval or rejec
tion. Thoie voting in favor of this proposi
tion to amend the constitution shall havo
written or printed on their ballots. "For thn
amendment to section one, article eight of tho
constitution." Those voting against tho prop
osition to amend the constitution shall have
written or printed on their ballots, "Against
the amendment to section ono, article eight of
the constitution." Said ballots shall bo re
ceived and said vote shall be taken, counted,
canvassed, and returns thereof made, in the
same manner and in all respects as is provided
by law in cases of the election of representa
tives in the legislature.
Sic.3. This resolution shall take effect and
be in force from and after its publication In
the statute book.
Approved February 28, 1887.
I hereby certify that the foregoing Is a true
and correct copy of the original enrolled reso
lution now on hie in my ollice, and that tho
same took effect by publication In tho statute
book, June 'JO, 1887.
E. II. ALLEN, Secretary of State.
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION' NO 6.
Senate Joint Resolution No. e. For the sub
mission of a proposition to amend the con
stitution ot tne state or Kansas.
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State
of Kansas, two-thirds of all tho members
elected to each branch concurring therein:
Section 1. The following proposition to
amend section seventeen of the bill of righta
of the constitution of the State of Kansas snail
be submitted to the electors of tho State for
their approval or rejection, at the general
election to bo held on the Tuesday succeeding
the first Monday of November, A. D. 1888:
That section seventeen of the bill of rights of
the constitution of the State of Kansas be so
amended that It shall read as follows: Section
17. No distinction shall ever be made between
citizens of the State of Kansas and the citi
zens of other States and Territories of the
United States in reference to the purchase,
enjoyment or descent of property. The rights
of aliens In reference to the purchase, enjoy
ment or descent of property may bo regulated
Sec '. The following shall be the method
of submitting said proposition to the electors :
The ballots shall have written or printed, or
partly written and partly printed thereon,
"For the proposition to amend section seven
teen of the bill ot righto of the constitution of
the State of Kansas, concerning tho purchase,
enjoyment and descent of property," or
"Against the proposition to amend section
seventeen of the bill of rights of the constitu
tion of the State of Kansas, concerning the
purchase, enjoyment and descent of proper
ty." Said ballots shall be received, and said
vote shall be taken, counted, canvassed and
return thereof made. In the same manner In
all respects as Is provided by law in cases of
the election of representatives to tho legisla
bkC. 3. This resolution shall take effect and
be In force from and after its publication in
the statute book.
Approved March 4, 1887.
I hereby certify that the foregoing' is a true
and correct copy of the original enrolled reso
lution now on tile In my office, and that the
same took effect by publication in the statute
book. Juno 20, 18S7.
49-13 E. B. ALLEN, Secretary of State.
tfotice of Appointment Administra
tor. STATE OF KANSAS, 1 -,.
Dickinson County, "
In the matter of the estate of Hector Myers, late
of Dickinson county, Kansu.
Notice Is hereby siren, that on the 30th day of
Jnly, A. D. 1S88, the undersigned was by the Pro
bate Court of Dickinson county, Kansas, duly
appointed and qualified a administrator
of the estate Of Hector Myers, late of Dickinson
county, deceawd. AU parties Interested In iald
estate will take notice and gorem themselves ac
cordingly. ABNEK MATHKKY,