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v rW im s aU a V cy lini STATE LEGISLATURE. PtWKiKKW FX KITES THl SOLID ki rrm.K AN VOTE. in?* mint & Condensed and Intelligent Report of the Wi vty w' 10 (s S'f Proceedings of Both ltranuhes—Bills Introduced and Passed, M' Pierre, January 21:—Tlie third bill CO pass the house was one by Mr. Hair, ''c* ot Butte county, legalizing the election j" by which the county seat was trans ferred last fall from Minuesela to Bell •cr Fourche. It seems that a considera bio majority of the people of the coun- signed a petition to the county ^Commissioners culling for acounty seat 'election and that the election was regularly called and regulary held. It was found, however, in printing tho ballots that no provision had been made in the ballot law for a matter of ,, the kind. The two contestants, Min nesela and 13e'l Fourche made up a .. case and submivied it to Judge Plow (i man and he decided that the Austra ii lian ballot with the names of the two it i contestants would be illegal. The !i election, however, was held andresult |ir ed in favor of Bell Fourche by a vote i ir of three hundred and fifty-seven to K ,tifty-n ine. Under the strict terms of "f athe law this could not be held legal 'H»"a,nd Mr. Hair's bill id designed to legal "1 f'ize the action. It has already pass- $& the house and will unquestionably rOass 'r a'-ng ,tleilno8t the senate. Mr. Hair is prov- himself with one of the ablest and active representatives at Pierre. •anKje was a candidate for speaker and vas recognized by his successful oppo lent as one of the leaders. He has nany of the characteristics of the anchman, is whole souled, active, full resources, with sound in^' !l) resources, with sound judgment ,nd keen knowledge, and is one of the nee &'°Pu'ftr men afc •jjj, u Pierre. Including Saturday, the twelfth day ition the session, there has been intro lie vjjUCed in the house 100 bills of all ur^inds, good, bad and indifferent, and tic the senate 104. The twelfth day of goT'-nhe session of 1 893 saw thehouse with 0x^-08 bills of all kinds before it, includ ing tag those passed, and tne senate with Nkr4. se v The following additional bills have "Tiftased the house: resubmission, fixing \ram^i-mof court in sixth circuit, prohibit um] tjg unauthorized companies and agents ^'om transacting the business o in cipalUrance in this state, preventing the lprnJranding aSasons s,f0KOunty of cattle during certain of the year, legalizing a seat election held in Butte •L^ty, pro viding tor the issue of war !)nts based upon revenue assessed ctarr n°t collecte 1, in addition to these •il s'uk® ^ie bills for mileage and per diem ^members, offering a reward for the ^»prehen3ion of ux-Treasurer Tay- and authorizing the expenditure money for the prosecution of his y o-nds man. 0 ^cevI'h® senate has passed the foilow stock bills: relating to folio costs in civil nds. anions, authorizing the issue of an il all tupatory warrants, granting county ,nv. nmissioners control of the water irrigat ion purposes for artesian far ds sunk under the township laws lrter cthe iist should be added several is ras*'»ortant resolutions, the bills pro '\vo pr ing for per diem and mileage of hy :"nbers, and of bills relating to the fornvTfce treasury specified as having *r'J"sed, the house. Stat as [IS 4 now lerre, S. D., January 22:—In the judiciary committee re ate the iake in ted as a substitute for General lue* ise's bill joint resolutions giving lriui', jjftjrman and fj 0 iwfl jie investigating imittee the right to summon and Ooo'-mine witnesses under the penalty 25 to $100 and a term in jail to prosi,].i a® long as the witness is obdur- |i w and appropriating a thousand oF am for expenses of a stenographer as offer Otherwise. The rules were sus ent to ti3ed and the report adopted and subject 1 resolution read a second tune, as t'lge bill 49 which gives the treas power to float warrants in anti peop^vtion of assessed but uncollected ivinpatljij waH lt reported favorably and Trl» second time but later on in- *i\l.iation that a similar bill from ,'ienate had passed the house the nient. and rce was dropped. Senator Kelly's ^"^i^j^mmber nine, providing that the I malntPlbui'dings in a township could lment. oved from one place to another oreign dby a two-thirds vote of the.elec strntlon except when the removal was laintalnienter of the township when only n relatl .jorlty is required, passed by a support of 8a to 2, but later senator ion moved a reconsideration. s, with 'insurance biJJ uumber thirty-one (Fit p. made a special order to-morrow ire®, The temperance committee PomnrnV thi-i the resubmission bill favor as it \v" there being only two dissenting vot ant |. j)e ^rgt tea ictioii i r^iu j. the meas- conie U Both sides *e is will win. was elected to-morrow in a vote ?uiV! majority reports. Both sides -mil' ti'1 advantage but there is little nxioD that the majority ^ti at tor llotchkiss who tho oiisyn»4n county was given a seat al ti e 'all fights and privileges oi a sen per CI except a vote. Lyman county iff ai'i been ar organized since the appor- iinty-|'.Ly-«Mi»t bill was passed and «onse itlf is not technically entitled to ^qner but in view of the fact that Peno^tV M||ty contains some fifteen hun 29. r'|le^le this privilege was unanmi *and r^ ^ocorded. Mr. Aplin of the to tcrn^aifctee on Rules directed the ser- Thcy At arms to enforce rule eight turglary 'h forbids any persons not mem to come within the rail upon the It will be remembered that rtMB ago after the resubmission the house by one majoiity the o had resisted t.h9 blil rjwb- ed to the teat ot representative Pat ten and persuaded him to change his vote thus carrying the measure. Mr. Alpin's action was designed to pre vent a,ny such possible contingency this year. The most important bill introduced was that by senator lleav al providing that the board of char ities and directions should include at least one woman, while senator Johnson ot McCook introduced a bill to abolish the commissioner of labor statistic* and on Kelly onoi- "al- izing the incorporation of Waubay and Wilson one relieving the civil dis abilities of Edward Campbel of Custer. The following bills were introduced in the senate:—relating to the duties of surveyors, relating to health, to encourace the making of artesian wells, regarding legislature, relating to the sumoning of witnesses by sher iffs, relating to the formation of the grand jury, to fix and equalize the term of office of city officials, relating to the leasing of school lands, for the building of a vault for the keeping of state and county funds, regulating the rights of county courts in counties of certain population. The following bills were introduced in the house:—regarding jurisdiction of county courts, regarding residents of unorganized counties the right of ballot on state and national elec tions, providing for division of bridge tax where part of countv is organized in civil townships, providing that the governor appoint a state board of health consisting of three members, defining proceedings in circuit and county courts, a joint resolution ask ing lor an amendment of section 5 article 8 of the constitution regard ing the payment of school lands, sen ate bill providing for an appropria tion for tho per diem and mileage of both branches of the legislature was givan its third reading and passed, house bill prevent ing hebiandingof cattle bet ween the lirst of December and the first of May except on the premises of the owners and in the presence of two responsible citizens waa given ita third reading and pass ed. Pierre, January 23:—The great re submission fight was practically de cided to-day by a triumph of the ma jority report of the committee roco mending that tho bill pass. The lobby of the senate was jamed with people including Mrs. Cranmer, the leader of the opposition, and Kuffmann, the father of the bill. An hour was spent reading petitions from thirty-eight counties and signed by six thousand names praying that the bill be defeat ed. Then two hours were devoted to speech making. The principal &d diesses were made by McGee of Ilapid City, the leader of the populists, Dor an of Sanborn county, Lothian of Grant and of Roberts, against the measure, and by Iiice of Deadwood, Wilson of Hot Springs, Aplin of Bea dle and Boyce of Minnehaha in its favor. The speeches while showing much eloquence and exibiting the arguments on both sides of the ques tion made no change in the vote. The canvass has gone on for two weeks and it was well known before the voting began how every member stood. This is the most im portant qustion so far considered, and probably the most important of the session so far as general public interest goes. The following was the vote in de tail:—In favor: Aldrich, Aplin, Bennet of Huges, Butto, Boyce, Chamberlain, Elliot, Foote, Hebal, Howell, John son of Douglas, Johnson of McCook, Kelley, Kennedy, Kingsbury, Olson, Priest, Rice, Ciiamber, Schlund, Schultz, Smith, Stephens, Stoila, Wheelock and Wilson. Against: Alli son, Bennett ol Clark, Brooberg, Craig, Crawford, Doran, Eice, How ard, Jacobs, Johnson of Lake, Law ranee, Lothian, McGee, Pease, Sin clair, Springer and Wright. The senatorial election has created Very little excitement here, as the republican caucas of two weeks ago had decided the matter. The only question of interest was how the pop ulists would dispose of their vote. Two weeks ago Senator Pettigrew had every vote in the Sejmblican caucas on the first ballot and today when the two houses balloted for senator he received every Republican Vote. Of the twenty-four Populists twenty three voted for the state senator i Crawford of Kingsbury county and Mr. Crawford himself threw his vote to ex-Senator Crill. There was no ex citement connected with the voting in Hotel Lork and Sanatorium, Pierre, Under the Genial Management of M. J. Roach. the benate and practically no speech making. The house eulogized the respective candidates in short speech es and in the senate Gen. Pease and Senator Bennett and Kennedy spoke for Pettigrew while Senators Megee and Kelley advocated Crawford. In the house Messers. Barron. Glass, Miltmore, Hair, Sharp, Truman, and Howard spoke for Mr. Pettigrew. The vote in the house stood—Petti grew 67, Crawford 14, and in the sen tte-r£ettigr$.w 57, Crawford 3, Crill 1. "ine iiiii*.--s will set tn joint convention and ratify the proceed ings of today. The tight on resubmisson in the sen ate and thesenatoria-i election absorb ed the interests of tue legislators and very little routine business was done. Tho house passed Glass bill requir ing mortagees to furnish mortgagors a copy ot the mortgage papers under penalty of forfeiting the mortgage. The vote stood 77 to one. Dowdell, the leader of the populists, introduced a resolution that the appropriation committee should report the appro priation bill on Feb. 11 but it was apposed by the Republicans and badly beaten. The Elect ions commit tee of the senate recommended favor ably Senator Bovee's bill 4'i provid ing that in voting on constitutional amendments the voter may indicate by a cross before the word "yes" oi "no". The constitutional amend ment permitting townships to bond to fifteen per cent passed. The stistics committe reported that the bill to abolish the commissioner ol labor be indefinitely posponed. Both houses were in joint session at 12 o'clock to canvass the vote for United States senator. Pettigrew received 100 votes Crawford, popu list, 23: Crill, populist, 1. Pbttigrew's certificate of election was read and signed in the presence of the joint as semblv. Botti houses adjourned un til 2:fH). The resubmission bill come up in the senate for final passage this after nnn" MM ,nothing ht»vnd tt3to'i*iaTTor«'tn favor ct the bin. The only change from the vote of yes terday was that of Aldrich, of Miner, and Smith, of Faulk, who vote against the bill. The vote was 24 for resub mission and 10 against. Anti-rssub mission republicans declare the action will cause the defeat of the party two years hence. Gen. Pease, the chairman of the joint committee to investigate the office of state treasurer, has introduc ed in the senate a joint resolution authorizing the chairman to adminis ter oaths and to punish by fine and imprisonment for contempt any one who shall refuse to appear and an swer before the committee. Thus far Qov. Mellette and M. D. Inman have been before the committee. The only new features in Gov. Mellette's evi dence was that he has known for two months that Taylor was in bad shape, bur did not suspect that he would be come a defaulter. Mr. Inman simply testified that he knew nothing of any letter alleged to have been sent to the treasurer of Clay county by mis take. In the house at the opening of the session Dickover of Hot springs moved that view of the crop failure and the defalcation of Taylor and thecon jequent shortage ot cash the legisla ture adjourn on the eighth of February. Burke of Hughs moved to lay this on the table and the house sided with him by a big majority. Senate bill 12 allowing the treasurer to float an ticipation warrants passed under a suspension of the rules by a vote of orty-two to one. House bill 71 com pelling mortagees to give mortagors a aopy of the mortgage was made a special order for to-morrow. Bill 52 amending justice Code passed by a vote jf 07 to one. James Southerland of Stanley was appointed clerk of the committee of state affairs. The following bills were introduced tn the senate:—governoring the board of charities and including one woman, governing demurrers to proceedings in civil actions, amending section 1 Chapter 57 Laws cf 1893 governing the issue of bonds by the county com missioners, to abolish the bureau oL labor statistics, permitting stock to run at large from December 1st to April st when so voted by two-thirds of the voters, relieving the civil disa bilities of Edward Campbell, legalizing incorporation of Waubay, Day county, exception from taxation civil service observers and pay for past service, covering the maintenance of insane, relating to service of summons, plain tiff to furnish bond for cost in civil actions. The following bills were introduced a the house:—relat in* to school matters, providing that when work s done on property by an individual •ie shall have a lein upon the proper :y until the compensation is paid, offering a bounty tor the destruction of gophers, that railroads pay dam age tor live stock injured, killed or destroyed by them, that the repeal of section Ji and 4 of article 24 ot the constiuition be submitted to the vote of the people, to provide for noH'-es of assessments etc, providing that the plaintiff in civil suits must uinish sufficient security to cover costs. Pierre, January 24:—The senate to day spent most of the session discus sing senator Aplin's bill for a system of irrigation. The debate was parti cular)' sharp, especially over the'ques tion of abolishing the engineer of irrigation. But the bill passed the committee of the whole and will un doubtedly pass the senate. A tele gram was read from senator Petti grew thanking the members for their support and stating that his dearest object in life henceforth would be to serve the state of South Dakota. Senator Elliot introduced a bill allow ing the governor to pardon convicts who had been given an allowance of good time and thereby saving their citizenship. In the house a number jf bills passed, among them senator Bovee's senate bill repealing the law of 1893, x»ermitting attorneys to charge for folios, Hokenstad's house bill exempting firemen from poll tax, V'ick's bill extending the payment of taxes until October, Nelson's bill providing for guards and Herrick's bill providing that in counting the Australian ballot where the voter marks head of a party ballot and then without erasing any name places a cross in any column the ballot so far as this name goes is thrown out. A joint resolution was introduced providing that the governor should invite the governor of Nebraska to join in appointing a commission to settle the boundary between South Dakota and Nebraska so far as it eff ects Clay county. It was discovered that when the resubmission bill passed the senate it was not printed at length in the jour nal as the law requires. On motion of Glassthe ommission was rectified by unanimous consent. The following bills were introduced in the senate: Limiting the time for the suing of damages tor injury from artesian wells to one year, regulating the shipment of livestock into the state, making the creation or indebtedness against the state by any state official a misde meanor, amending the justice conds, covering docketing of judge ments of foreclosures, providing for the docketing of transcripts and the enforc ment of judgments in justice cases, providing for the allowance of "good time" to prisoners in peniten tiary and permitting the governor to pardon same to save citizenship, pro viding that decrease of divorce may he grante when the plaintiff have been bona fide residents for six months, requiring all state, count y, school and cityofficers to purchase their printing within the state. To day senator Aldrich of Miner county introduced a bill changing the divorce law and practically re-enact ing the law which existedprior to two years ago. I'nder the ol law the plaintiff must have resided in the Ptatf th**'H. mn^1- before brining action. Two years ago Bishop Hare made a determined fight to drive out what he called the divorce iniquity and under his leadership the legisla ture increased to six months. Sena tor Aldrich's bill provides that no decree of divorce shall be granted un til the plaintiff has had a bona fide residence in the state for at least six months and that personal service shall be made upon the defendant or if personal service can not be secured the decree shall not be granted until the residence reaches at least a year. Under this stat ule a man or woman from outside the state who wishes to get a divorce st reside here six months before beginning action and under some peculiarities of the law from three to six months are required before the papers are signed. Pierre, January 24:—The following bills were introduced in the house: relating to the justification bond of county officers, prescribing the mode of assesment, levying taxes etc, amend ing section chapter 101 passed at the first sef-sion of the legislature, providing for the state board of forms for the usi of state and county cJfticers, relating to the assessment of herds or flocks of sfieep, relating to the inspec tion of illuminating oils, relating to building and loan associations, repeal ing section chapter 40 session laws of 1893, relating to building and loan associations, requiring county, city, township, school and state officers have the printing of their respective offices done within the boundry of the state, granting power to the courts of the state to hear, try and determine prosecutions upon informations lor crime, misdemeanor, and offences and tor the abolition of the grand jury except in certain cases, amending sec tion 1 chapter 43 laws of 1891, relat ing to bonds for state officers. In the house at three o'clock by special order house bill 33 which did not receive a two-thirds majority at yesterday's vote was amended and passed by a vote of 64 to 8, Dowdell's resolution calling for the investiga tion of commissioner Ruth and his conduct of the office of school and public .lands passed unanimously. It provides tor 'the a point ineiit or two seuators and thr« representa tives and gives them full powers to make a complete enquiry. House bill S4 providing that the treasurers shall deposit stat e funds their names as treasurers and not in their private accounts passed. Mr. Storlies bill 64 was killed. In the senate the only business oi importance was the ts«i ing of Mr. Aplin's irrigation bid. Pierre January 25:—The following bills were introduced in the house: regarding bond of the state and coun ty treasurers, regarding the printing, quality of paper etc. of ballots, rela ting to the examination of the ac counts of public officers, regarding the place for the holding of office by justice ot the peace, regarding taxes relating to purchase of school lands, prescribing the mode of making as sessment, levies of taxes etc, provid ing for the safety of state and county funds, relating to the shipping of live stock requiring that railroads must post notice of number of livestock, destination etc, providing certain officers for towns and counties and de fining their term of office, relating to taxation, amending section 1 chapter 120 laws of 1893, changing figures 1895 to 1900, relating to elections, to abolish board of railroad commis sioners, relating to sales of personal property, providing for filing notice for pending action in certain cases, amending section 2 chapter 8 of code of criminal proceedings regarding order of proceedure in trials, repeal ing chapter 0 laws of 1885 relating to per diem of county commissioners, providing that no excavation on un fenced land shall be uncovered. The following bills were introduced in the senate:—prescribing mode of making assessment, levying taxes etc., relating to the reliability of married women, providing for the transporta tion of prisoners to the penitentiary. THE MARKETS. Latent Qnotnflnni From fltmfn au4 I.ive Stock ("enter*. Chicago, .Jan. 29.-Wheat-May, 53c .Tilly, 53 7-Sc. Corn May, 45 3-8c .Inly, 45 1-Sr. Oats May, 29 5-8c. Pork January, $10.44) May, $10.65. Lard January, $».55 Mav, $0.72. Utbs January, $5.40 May,' $5.55. Minneapolis, Jan. 2!).—Wheat Janu ary closed at 55c May opened at 50c highest. 5J l-8e lowest, 54 3-4c elop ing. 54 3-4e July opened at 57-Se highest, 50 7-8c lowest, 55 5-8c clos ing. 55 5-8c. On track—No. I hard, 5»i8-4c No. 1 Northern, 55 3-4e No. 2 Northern, 54 l-4c. Milwaukee, Jan. 29.—Flour Is dull. Wh«»ut weak No. 2 spring, 50 7-Sc No. 1 Northern. t!2 5-Sc. Corn ttrm No. 3, 4 If. (bis lower No. white, 318 4c No. 3 do, 31c. Rye quiet No. 1, 5lc. r.arley steady No. 2, 53 3-4c sample, 5^a55c. rhiciigo. Jan. 29.—Hogg-Market 5a l»c higher li^'ht, $3.S5a4.25 mixed, $•-iaj. 45 heavy, $4a4.50 rough, $4a 4.1.). Cat lie—Market dull and nomi nally unchanged. Sr. Paul, Jan. 2».-~Hogs 5al0e high er. Quality averaged fair, with a few prime loads in the market. Cuttle— Prime steers, $8.25a8.75 good steers, $2.75a3.25 prime cows, $2.40a3. IIIO iiO\r ISSUE One of $r»00,000,o0i Tnlked Of—Over ture* to Sllveriten. Washington, Jan. 29.—The amount of gold withdrawn to-day from the subfreasury at New York was $.810, («»0, which reduces the gold reserve to $50,0»i9,995. The president, Si*ere,'ary Carlisle and Attorney (Jonerai Oluoy had a long conference at. the Whit® House at which the financial situation, it is said, was discussed. Secretary Carlisle went to the White Iloase and was soon joined ly Mr. Olney. It Is not known what, if anything, was de cided upon, but it is believed that early iu the coming week the adminis tration men in congress will make an authoritative proposition to the silver men looking to the passage of a bill providing for tho issue of $500,000,000 in 8 per cent bonds, coupled with some silver legislation. Friends of the ad ministration argued that it would be wise for the silver men to accept any fair and liberal offer, as in case they reiuese any silver legislation during the next two years would be out of tho question. itnurtet of Robbers. Minneii 1 s, Jan. 29. Four high, waymen entered the Gem restaurant, 522 Hennepin avenue, about 2:80 this morning, and at the point of revolvers compelled Johnny Fitzgerald, the pro prietor's sou, to give up what money Was in llie money drawer, $11 in silver. Officers Little and George Johnson rounded up two of the quartet at Hen nepin avenue and Third street, and es corted th«Mn to the central police sta tion, where a charge of highway rob bery was entered against them. One is John Hill, recently released from the St. Cloud reformatory. TURNS OUT A FAKE, Ex-Treasurer Taylor Is Still Out oi SiKllt. Crawfordsville. Ind., Jan. 29. The sensational locating of Treasurer Tay lor of South Dakota, by John G. Over ton, ended in wind. Overton took Marshal Grimes clear to Kenssaelaer to get Taylor at the home of his broth er-in-law, Tom McCoy. Taylor was not there. On account of his supposed high intelligence and prominence, Uun dreds of people in and about Craw fordsville really believed Overton's claim. What induced him to belioire as he did cannot be imagined, although some have been unkind enough to in sinuate that he received spiritualistic advice.