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SENATE. Monday , March 8. The.
, following resolution was offered' by'Bayaird
and to * 'Resolved That the
agreed : , com-
niittce on naval affairs be and are hereby
instructed to inquire into the expediency of
the preparation and equipment of a foun
dry , with steam hammer and proper ma
chinery , for the manufacture by the gov
ernment of modern artillery of the -largest
calibre and most improved construction. "
> Proceeding to the calendar , the 'senate
I passed the bill authorizing the purchase of
additional grounds for the use of the United
States at Springfield , Ills. , for $26.000.
Mr. Logan called up the military acadelmy
appropriation bill , but a message having
arrived from the house , Mr. Logan gave
way and the. message containing the resolu
tion expressing reeret at the death of Mr.
Haskclf , late representative of that body
from Kansas , was laid before the senate.
Remarks In memoriam of the deceased were
jnadebylngalls , Dawes , Cockroll , Merrill
and Plumb. The senate then adjourned as
a tribute of respect.
HOUSE. Bills were introduced and
referred : By Mr. Caldwell , to prohibit the
importation into the United States of pau
per labor and beggars. Mr. Hancock * , bv
request , to liquidate the , national war debt
in gold and bullion ; to increase the circula- ,
tlon of the national current money ; to dis
continue the collection of internal revenue
and establish a merchant marine. Mr.
Townshend moved to suspend the rules
and pass the bill pensioning survivors of the
Mexican war. The bill does not apply like ]
that pendlng.before the house , to soldiers : ,
of the Blackhawk and other Indian wars.
After debate the rules were suspended and
the bill passed ,227 to 4G. Mr. * Randall ,
under instructions from the committee on
appropriations , reported back the letter
from the secretory of the treasury relative
to a rebate on the tobacco tax. Mr. Black
introduced a resolution amending the rules
by makingitthe order , and asked the unan
imous consent for the adoption of the reso
lution affecting the relation of the United
States with foreign countries until referred
to and reported from the committee. Re-
SENATE. Tuesday , .March 4. At
the conclusion of the morning business , the
military academy appropriation bill was
placed before the senate. The amendment
was agreed to and the bill as amended was
passed. Bills were reported favorably : To
provide for the Issue of duplicate checks by
government officers in case of the loss of the
original. Passed. To ratify the agreement
for the sale by the Flatheads.and other In
dians , of lands for the use of the
Northern Pacific. Placed on the calendar.
Bills introduced and. referred. By Mr.
Vest , to provide for permanent reserva
tions for the Indians of Northern Montana.
By Mr. Sherman , a bill granting copyright
to newspapers. The senate , passed with
out debate , the bill to punish forfeiting
within the United States , of notes , bonds or
other securities of foreign governments.
HOUSE. Mr. Lamb reported the bill
to amend the Chinese immigration act. Mr.
Hitt submitted a minority report. Mr.
Hewitt reported the bill to prevent adulter
ation of teas. The. house went into com
mittee of the whole to consider the naval ap
propriation bill. The debate was prolonged.
Mr. Calkins offered an amendment that
after July 1 , 188i , the staff corps on the
active list be reduced by reducing'the number
berof medical advisers from fifteen to five ,
pay directors from thirteen to five , pav inspectors
specters from thirteen to five and placing
the officers removed on the retired list.
"Without action the committee arose and
the house adjourned.
SENATE Wedesday , March 5. The
bill extending the limits of the Yellowstone
park was passed ; also , the bill authorizing
the postmaster-general to lease buildings
f or postoffices of the first , second and third
class for terms not to exceed ten years.
Mr. Sherman , by consent , presented a
message from the house announcing agree
ment to the joint resolution to appropriate
$10,000 for the senate contingent .fund ,
with the proviso that the money
be used for no other investigation
than such as have already been ordered.
This caused objection to the immediate con
sideration and it went over. Mr. Cockrell
introduced a bill to amend the revised stat
utes so as to give the processes of the
United States courts the same force in. all
states that processes of the several states
have in their respective states. Atter de
bate on the Pendleton bill the senate went
into , executive session and soon adjourned.
HOUSE. The bill passed making an
appropriation of $8,100 to supply the deficiency -
- ciency in the amount required for expendi
tures to ascertain the depth of water" and
the width of channel of the south pass of
the Mississippi river and gauge the waters ,
of the Mississippi river and its tributaries.
Mr. Robertson reported a resolution un
seating I. Luna , delegate from New
Mexico , and seating in , his place P. A.
Manzana. The resolution was adopted.
Mr. Lewis reported the bill to repeal sec
tion 22 oj the act incorporating the Texas
Pacific railway company and to declare the
forfeiture of the land grant therein made.
Placed on the house calendar. The house
committee on commerce reported the bill
providlng'f or the removal of obstructions to
free navigation from the navigable waters
of the United Stales. Referred to' the com
mittee of the whole. The committee on Ju
diciary reported the bill establishing a re
form system of bankruptcy throughout the
United States. Referred to the committee'
of the whole.
SENATE.Thursday , March 6. Bills
reported favorably and placed on the calen
dar : From the. committee on postoffices
and postroads ; , fixing the rate of postage to
be i > aid upon second-class mail matter when
sent by others than publishers and news
agents at one cent for four ounces. ( The
present rate is one cent for two ounces. )
From the committee on commerce , the
House bill making an appropriation of
$8,100 to supply deficiencies in , the amounts
required for ascertaining the depth
of water and "width of chan
nel in the South pass and other parts
of the Mississippi river and tributaries.
The Pendleton bill , providing.f or a system
of courts for the exercise of authority con
ferred upon the United States in places out
side of their territory and dominion , was
passed. After executiue session the senate
took up the bills on the calendar , and the.
bill appropriating $20,000 to' Col. Albert
Hemery , for inventing a machine for testing
iron and steel , was passed.
HOUSE. The house went into com
mittee of the whole on the naval appropri
ation bill. In the course of the discussion
Mr. Henley charged the secretary of the
navy'with causing the employes of the
Mare Island navy yard to be compelled to
vote the republican ticket at the last election.
Mr. Belford offered an amendment author
izing a detail of naval 'line officersto act as
instructors in the state universities and
agricultural colleges , not to exceed
forty in number. Adopted. Mr.
Calkins moved to amend the clause
prohibiting officers on the retired.nst from
accepting positions in the civil service of the
United States , by providing that prohibi
tion shall apply below the rank of major in
the armv of commander in the navy , who
lave been retired by reason of wounds.
Adopted. The committee , rose and the bill
w < w passed 2tol. , r , , * . ,
SENATE. Friday , "March ? . The bill
passed reported by Garland from the com
mittee on judiciary , constituting a majority
of the judges of the supreme court of the
United States to be a quorum , instead of
six , as heretofore. The bill also prohibits
the judge who heard the case in the circuit
court from sitting on the supreme bench
when the case comes up on appeal. The
Mr. Morrlll suggested tf postponement in
order to give more time for debate. Mr.
Blair opposed the delay. After further dis
cussion the bill went over. Mr. Plumb re
ported favorably the house bill declaring
forfeited the lands granted to the Texas Pa
cific railroad , and stated that the minority
of the committee desired" tie privilege of
submitting a dissenting report at their con
3 HOUSE The house bill authorizing
the retirement of Gen. Alfred Pleasanton
as colonel was recommitted without in-
sttuctlons. Mr. Brown ( Ind. ) immediate
ly introduced a bill granting Pleasanton a
pension of $1CO per month. Referred to
committee on invalid pensions. The house
went into , committee of the whole on the
private calendar ( Cox in the chair ) , and re-
mained in session till 4 o'clock , wh en sev-
era ! private bills were reported to the house
and passed. The house then took a recess
till 7:40 p. m.j when the house passed a
number of pension bills and adjourned.
HOUSE Saturday , March 8. Mr.
Dlhgley reported adversely , from the com
mittee on shipping. * authorizing the pur
chase of foreign built ships by United States
citizens for use in the foreign carrying
trade. Placed on the house calendar. The
house then went into. committee of the
whole ( Blountin the chair ) on the postoffice
appropriation ; bill. Mr. Towneend
explained : the provisions of the bill.
Mr. Herr said there would undoubtedly be
a deficiency of $2,500,000 if the bill passed
iiCl its present shape , and the only offset the
committee provided was the cutting down of
$19,000.in the salaries of postmasters in nine
cities. He was opposed to this provision.
The committee , without further action ,
rose. Mr. Hunt offered -resolution call
ing upon the secretary of war for informa
tion as to whether he has made or published
any ; rules and regulations relating to the
control or navigation tf the south pass of
the Mississippi river , or any other public
waters of the state of Louisirna , and if so ,
by what authority. _ Adopted.
CHICAGO , March 8. A meeting of
the Northwestern traffic association and the
Central Iowa traffic association was held in
this city to-day , . A full representation was
in attendance. The Rock Island's notice of
withdrawal from the Northwestern traffic
association and the Chicago .and Nprthwest-
ern.'s notice , of withdrawal from the Cen
tral Iowa association were the only sub
jects considered. The meeting was harmo
nious. It was agreed to continue the .ex
istence of both associations , it being tacitly
understood that the date for'taking effect of
the above notices of withdrawal ( March 6)
should ] be .indefinitely postponed until a
more satisfactory organization can be per
fected or a system of pools can be devised
to ; take the place of the pres
ent associations. To this end
the general freight agents continued in
session , a couple of hours this afternoon
after the adjournment of the meeting of
general manager. The pooling system
seems to be the.most favored. Commls- '
sioner Carman states that immediate steps
will be taken to amicably adjust the causes
which originally led to the notice of with
drawals. Other meetings at an early day
The Burlington , Atchison and Topeka
and Chicago and Alton to-day gave notice
of a reduction of the lumber rate from Chicago
cage and-St. Louis to Colorado points from
60 to 37 cents per hundred. The "Western
Trunk Line association in their' recent
sweeping reduction of rates to Colorado
points did not-include lumber , it being spe-
cially classed. It is stated the 'Western
Trunk Line association will meet the cut to-
morrow. ' - . ,
Horse Thieves on Trial' .
AINSWORTH , Neb. , March 4. Court
convened here on February 26th , Judge
Tiffany presiding , and proceeded to the
trials of Andy Culber'son , Bill Morse and
with ' 'Kid"
Horace .Stewart , indicted
Wade and otders for horse stealing. Cul-
bertson and Morsehave been convicted by
a fair jury and sentenced by Judge Tiffany ,
Culbertson receiving eight years and Morse
seven years. Some of the vigilantes are
here and have testified. A lareje number
of special deputies have been sworn in and
things are quiet. The're is talk of trouble
when court adjourns between the vigilantes
and some outsiders. Stewart is on trial on
the same indictment.
The Fremont Heunion.
The following resolution , introduced
introduced in congress by Representative
Laird , was referred to the proper commit
tee , and will doubtless become a.law :
Resolved , B ? the senate and house of
representatives in congress assembled , that
the secretary of war be and is hereby auth
orized to send from some convenient fort or
arsenal , to be used at the soldiers' reunion
at Fremont , Neb. , to be held in the month
of September , 1884 , such cannon , tents ,
muskets and so forth , as can be convenient ;
ly spared ; said cannon , tents , muskets , and
so forth , to be returned after holding of
said reunion meeting in like good condition
as when received. Provided , that all trans
portation of said articles to and from the
place of the reunion to the fort or arsenal
shall be without expense to the government.
Provided , further , that the adjutant-gen
eral of the state of Nebraska , or other
proper accounting officers , shall receipt for
said arms , ammunition and camp equipage
in the name' of said state , and that such of
them as shall not be returned shall be
charged to said state against its quota.
Is mule-y cow a hard kicker.
A lively scene occurred in the commons - :
mons on the 3d. Questions were put to the
government regarding the condition of af
fairs in Egypt , which the government re
fused to answer , whereupon great excite
ment arose , Sir Wilfred Lawson , radical ,
moved that the house adjourn , in order to
discuss the London problem. He made a
violent attack upon the government , charg
ing it with cowardice , blood-guiltiness ,
butchery and Jingoism.
The North German Gazette ( Bis
marck's organ ) condemns the proposal of
the secessionists to offer in the rcicbstag a
resolution thanking the United States house
of representatives for its action on the death
of Lasker. It says such a resolution would
bo a violation of law and a breach of the
The London Times says : "We un
derstand orders have been sent General
Graham to retreat forwlth from Tokar and
a : range for the immediate return of the
troops to England from Egypt. " The people
ple of Tokar kissed General Graham's
bands ; as he entered the town , and there
were great rejoicings. The enemy acknowledge
knowledge fifteen hundreds of their num
German newspapers , referring to
the dynamite outrages in London , says
England is now reaping the fruits of her
hospitality to anarchists and cut-throats
from all parts of the world.
Every mark of respect for the mem
ory of the deceased American Minister
Bunt was shown by the authorities and
others at St. Petersburg. A military escort
cert to attend , the reraains.to their temporary
ary resting place in the church was ten
dered , but the relatives of Mr. Hunt de
clined the honor.
Gen. Gordon's report of the submis
sion of the Sheikhs is distrusted in Cairo.
It is said that he is a dupe of the Sheikhs ,
who will take bribes and delude him with
false news. It is reported that Sheikh Ibra
him , on the White Nile , with 9,000 Arabs ,
and Sheikh Rosser , on the Blue Nile , with
8,000 men , are advancing on Khartoum.
General Graham is making prepara
tions at Suakimto advance upon Tamanieb.
The sheikha 'of several tribes have sent en
voys offering to desert Osman DIgna and
assist the English if paid for their services.
Two thousand seven hundred bodies were
buried at Teb , including the Egyptians
killed in the fight between Baker Pasha's
troops and the rebels. Gen. Gordon asks
further supplies of money and the treasurer
at Cairo has sent him 4,000 and a number
Earl Granville has assured France
that England Intends to maintain the exist
ing conventions with Soudan. " It is neces
sary , first , howeve'r , to restore the prestige
of the English name in that quarter. The
acts of General Gordon are only partially
Gen. Graham , with 800 men , will
advance from Suakim against OsmanDigna ,
who remains at Teb , ready to accept battle.
Earl Granville announced in the
house of lords the receipt of Egyptian dis
patches which reported that 1,000 men ,
who were marching from El Obeid upon
Khartoum , had been defeated by tribes
friendly to Gen. Gordon.
An affray occurred at Pressa , Italy ,
between railroad laborers and the inhabit
ants of the village. The carbineers , in en
deavoring to suppress the disturbance ,
fired , killing eight and wounding thirteen
fin A messenger from the enemy's camp
reports that despite Daman's exhortations
his followers are demoralized. The situation
appears favorablefor negotiations. Consul
Baker has telegraphed the British minister
at Cairo , offering to go to Osman's camp
and bring him to terms. He believes the
tribes will not only conclude a treaty of
peace but will undertake to keep the road
to Berber open.
The murder of C.ol. . . Sudeikin has so
thoroughly frightened the masses in St.
Petersburg that it is difficult to obtain can
didates for police. General Gressef has re
ceived the fifteenth letter threatening him
with death. He however moves about at
tended only by a single officer.
Another Heavy Robbery.
CHICAGO , March 6. Last Saturday ,
about ! o'clock in the afternoon , Paymas
ter C. S. Bartlett , of the Chicago , Burling
ton and Quincy railroad , left his office for
lunch without taking the precaution to close
the combination of the safe , in which the
money for the payment of the employes
was deposited. On .leaving the room he
did so without waiting the return of the
other attaches of the oflice , who bad also
gone to lunch. Before his return the safe
was robbed of all its contents , with the ex
ception of some packages of nickels , and
small change , the total amount disappear
ing , as near as the company officials can es
timate , being $27,000. On the facts becoming -
ing known and investigation being insti
tuted , Paymaster Bartlett was discharged
from the service of the company for negli
gence and the matter placed in the hands of
detectives. _ _
The "Onion Pacific Stockholders.
BOSTON , March 4. The stockholders
of the Union Pacific railway held their an
nual meeting to-day. The old board of di
rectors was re-elected , except August
Schell and Solon Humphries. Hugh Rid
dle , of Chicago , and James A. Rumrill , of
Springfield , were elected to fill their places.
The annual report of the road shows "gross
earnings of $21,000,000 , a decrease'of $1-
820,000 compared with last year ; income
from other sources , $2,600,000 ; operating
expenses , $10,648.000. a
M. A. SPALDING ,
AGENT FOR THE
Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments or
rented until the rent pay ? Icr the organ.
M. A. SPALDING , Agent ,
McCOOK , - * NEBRASKA.
Ranch on Red "Willow , Thornburg , Hayes
County , Neb. Cattle branded "J. M. " on
left side. Young cattle branded same as
above , also 'J. " on left jaw. Under-slope
' branded "E" left
right ear. Horses on
FORSAJLE. My range of 1,000 acres of
deeded land in one Body , including the
Black and Byfield hav lands ; timber and
water . with two good farm houses and other
improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school
privileges. Situated in the Republican val-
fey west of Red "Willow creek. Call on or
address JF. . BLACK ,
Red Willow , fleb.
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
dewlap and a cron and under half crop on
left ear , and & crop and under bit in the
right. Ranch on the Republican. Post-
office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
HENRY T. CHUKCH.
Oborn , Neb. Range : Red "Willow creek ,
in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded "O L 0" on right side. Also ,
an over crop on right ear and under crop on
left. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder.
SPRING CKEfcK CATTLE CO.
Indianola , Neb. Range : Republican Val
ley , east , of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , In Chase county ,
J. D. WELBORX ,
Vice President and Superintendent
JOHN HATFIELD & SON.
McCook , Neb. , Ranch 4 miles southeast ,
on Republican river. Stock branded with
bar and lazy R on left hip a
J. B. MESERVE.
Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman
River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
as above ; also " 717" on leftside ; "O.L. "
on left hip ; " 7" on right hlpand "L. " oa
right shoulder ; "L. " on left shoulderand
"X."on left jaw. Half under-crop left
ear , and square-crop right ear.
C. D. PHELPS.
Range : Republican Vallev , four milei
west of Culbertson , south side of Republi
can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. "
P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb.
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Ranch 2 miles north of. McCook. Stock :
branded on left hip , and a few double cross
es on left side. CD. . ERCANBRACK.
STOKES & TROTH.
P. 0. Address , Carrico , Hayes county ,
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car
rico. Stock branded as above , alsolazy on
left side and slit in both ears ; also run the
lazy s < brand.
GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Ranch 4 miles southwest pf McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P. O. address , McCook , Neb.
McCook , Neb. , range ; Red Willow creek ,
In southwest c rner of Frontier county. Alao
E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal
low-fork in right ear. Hones branded E. P.
on right hip. A few branded * 'A" on right
ALL LIVE DRUGGISTS SELL
QPRING BLOSSOM 1
THE - QB2AT
Anti-Bilious and Dyspeptic dm.