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did. That was th' funniest thing. I'd
jest flop down, I would. I never seen
a feller die th' way that feller did."
Then he made a calm announcement:
"There's two of 'em, little ones, but
they're beginnin' to have fun with me
now. I don't believe I kin walk much
They went slowly on in silence.
"Yeh look pretty peeked yerself," said
the tattered man, at last. "I bet yeh've
got a worser one than yeh think.
Where is it located?" But he continued
to harangue vaguely without waiting
for a reply.
The youth had been wriggling since
the other had begun to speak of
wounds. He now gave a cry of exas
peration and made a furious motion
with his hand. "Oh, don't bother me,"
he said. "Now, don't bother me," he
repeated, with desperate menace.
"Well, Lord knows I don't wanta
bother anybody," said the tattered
man. There was a little accent of de
spair in his voice as he replied. "Lord
knows I've gota 'nough m' own t" 'tend
The outh, who had been holding a
bitter debate with himself and casting
glances of hate and contempt at the
tattered man, here spoke in a hard
voice. "Good-by," he said.
The tattered man looked at him in
gaping amazement. "Whywhy,
pardner, where yeh goin'?" he asked,
unsteadily. The youth looked at him,
could see that he, too, like the other
one, was beginning to act dumb and
animal-like His thoughts seemed to
"be floundering about in his head.
"Nownowlookhere younow. I
won't have thisthis here won't do.
Wherewhere yeh goin'?"
[TO BE CONTINUED
Proclamation of Philippine Com
missioners, Printed in Three
Posted in Manila Streets and Dis
tributed in the Outside
Foreign Residents Generally Be
lieve It Will Have a Bene
Though Fear Is Expressed
Will Not Reach the Actual
AUMI A, Apnl* 6.b20 p. mThe
pioclamation of the United states Phil
ippine commission has been posted in
the sheets, punted English, Spanish
and Tagalo It was also distributed
the outside towns as far as Malolos, and
has been leceived with marked atten
tion bj the natn es generally and has
been appioved bj a number of lepre
English bankeis here who have been
interviewed on the subject are optimis
tic upon the attitude of the Amencans,
assuming that it indicates that the de
cisn pohcj will undoubtedly be suc
a io Reach the ftlae.
2\ Spanish bankei who was inter
viewed expressed the fear that the proc
lamation will not reach the masses con
trolling the rebellion, because, he ex
plained, the Filipinos at Manila are
mostly domestics and clerks who have
nc definite opinions, and the wire-pull
ers outside ot the city have undoubtedly
intercepted it. Continuing, the Span
ish bankei said that if the proclamation
had been issued on May 2, or even on
Aug. 14 ot last year, the result would
have been no different, as, in his opinion,
based on 20 years experience, the only
argument which appeals to the masses
here is the gun.
A Most Politic Document.
The editor ot jcean* imnits the
proclation is the most politic document
ever published in the Philippine islands
and that it is bound to convince the
wavering of the folly of further hostil
An English meichant says the first
clause, with reference to the establish
ment and maintenance of American
sovereignty and warning the rebels
should settle the question the minds
of every thinking Filipino.
A Scotch ship owner thinks it does not
leave any further doubt as to the policy
of the United States, and that conse
quently Agumaldo must submit to the
inevitable, as the continuance of hostil
ities opposes the best interests of the
THE POPE'S HEALTH.
Physicians of His Holiness Deny Dis
HOME, April 6.Doctors Lapponi and
Mazzoni have issued another formal de
nial of the disquieting stories circulated
about the pope's health. They declare
that he follows his usual occupations,
grants audiences daily, and celebrates
mass almost every morning. Dr. Lap
poni declares the pope is now in the
same health that he has enjoyed for
two or three years past. His holiness
received Archbishop Ireland in farewell
To Discuss Alcoholic Liquors.
WASHINGTON, Apnl 6.The secretary
of state has received a note from the
French ambassador here, inviting the
United States to participate in the in
ternational congress "against the abuse
of alcoholic liquors," to be held in Paris
from April 4 to 9,1900. The subjects
to be discussed will comprise medical
science and hygiene, political and social
economy, legislation, instruction, edu
cation and propagation.
Cuban Assembly Votes to Disband the In
surgent Army and Then Dissolves*
HAVANA, April 6The Cuban as
sembly has voted to disband the Cuban
army and dissolve. The vote was Si in
tavor against 1 opposed. The muster
rolls were left in the possession of, the
executive committee of the assembly
who will facilitate the preparation of
copies for Governor General Brooke.
The final session of the assembly,
lasted four hours and was calm and dis
passionate. After the motion to dis
band the army was carried the assem
bly entered upon the details and
methods of disbandment. A new ex
ecutive committee was appointed to at
tend to the routine work and this com
mittee will supply to General Brooke
the copies of the Cuban muster rolls.
Salvator Cisneros of Puerto Principe,
who was chosen president of the Cuban
republic at the meeting of the provin
cial delegates at Puerto Principe Sept.
23,1895, and was ultimately succeeded
by Senor Bartolomo Masso, was the
only member to vote against the resolu
tions to disband and to dissolve. To the
very last he declared that, in any event,
the resolution to dissolve was unconsti
tutional and that he would never give
up his position until a new assembly
had been elected.
The resolution adopted calls for the
disbanding of the army with permis
sion to the soldiers to accept money
from the United States. The various
amendments had to do with the details
PLEASES THE OFFICIALS.
Work of Reconstruction Can Now Pro
ceed Mare Rapidly.
WASHINGTON, April 6.The news of
the Cuban assembly's vote for imme
diate dissolution and disbandment of
the army was received here with relief
and gratification. The prolonged strug
gle over the payment of the Cuban
army had begun to exhaust the patience
of the authorities here. The adminis
tration now looks for more rapid prog
ress in the work of reconstruction of the
island and less difficulty in instituting
The vote, 21 to 1, shows the lack of a
quorum on the basis of the original or
ganization of 48 members, but the ap
parent insignificance of this is weakened
by the fact that numerous members of
the assembly left it without ceremony
on account of its attitude.
WRECK OF THE CHILKAT.
Four Passengers and Six of the Crew
ELREKA, Cal., April 6.The steamer
Chilkat, with six passengers and a crew
of thirteen, capsized on the bar as she
was leaving the harbor on her trip to
San Francisco Four passengers and
six of the ciew were drowned. The
steamer was almost over the bar, hav
ing blown three whistles to indicate
the fact, and had turned toward the
south when a breaker struck her beam
and she immediately capsized. The
steamer Northfork, also bound for San
Francisco, had preceded her to sea, and
seeing the accident sent back her two
boats and succeeded in rescuing nine
persons. The Chilkat lies bottom up
and is pounding in the breakers north
of the south jetty She will come
ashore before long.
VETOED BY THE MAYOR.
Hitch in Detroit's Plan for Municipal
Ownership of Street Railways.
DETROIT. Mich., April 6.Mayor May
bury has vetoed the resolution of the
common council appointing Governor
Pingree and two other citizens commis
sioners to purchase and operate the
street railways of Detroit for the city.
The mayor insists that he favors mu
nicipal ownership, but he alleges that
the act empowering the council to ap
point this commission is void. Alder
man Beamer, who has been one of the
bitterest opponents of municipal owner
ship, stated to the aldermen that he had
secured a legal decision from good au
thority that the mayor had no legal
right to veto the resolution. There will
undoubtedly be a legal battle over the
MUCH FRICTION EXISTS.
Canadian and American Official
White Pass Disagree.
VICTORIA, B. April 6.Consider
able friction still exists at the summit
of White Pass between the American
and Canadian officials. Two weeks ago
Captain Cartwright of the mounted po
lice stopped two American customs
men acting as escorts to a party carry
ing liquor into Atlin. C. I. Andrews,
deputy United States collector at'Skag
way, has retaliated by stopping all in
League Losing Members.
NEW YORK, April 6.The Herald
says: Something of a sensation was
created in the League of American
Wheelmen circles in this city when it
became known that in the last week
the league had lost more than 9,000
members. For many months the or
ganization has been losing members at
the rate of about 2,000 a month. The
total league membership to date to 65,-
416, a loss of nearly 40,000 in a little
more than a year.
Latest Michigan Returns.
DETROif, Mich., April 6.Revised es
timates of the election results, based on
Incomplete returns from nearly all
counties in Michigan,, place Judge
Grant's plurality f6r supreme court jus
tice at 25,000 in round numbers. He
has probably run but little behind the
Republican candidates for university
Leland's Illness Terminates Fatally.
NEW YORK, April 6.Warren Leland,
proprietor of the Windsor hotel which
was destroyed by fire on March 17, died
at 5 o'clock at the Hotel Grenoble. Mr.
Leland's death followed an operation
for appendicitis performed on Friday
^ersistent Rumors^at ^Manfla
tXi That Aguinaldo HftTBeetf
HAVE NOT HEARD.
Washington Authorities Deny Knowledge
of Belligerent Freraratlons.
WASHINGTON, April 6.If General
Otis is maturing plans for another cam
paign against the insurgents in the vi
cinity of Calumpit, as indicated in the
press dispatches rom Manila, he has
not so informed the war department.
In fact the general has not thought it
needful to communicate with the de
partment for two days. While it may
be necessary to send troops against the
insurgents who have gathered at Cal
umpit in order to make the authority ot
the United States more secure, and for
the effect upon the natives, yet it is not
thought that Aguinaldo lias any great
force, and it is believed that upon the
approach of the American army the in
surgents will retire after the exchange
of a few shots.
LICENSE THE ISSUE.
Political Lines Not Drawn Very Close in
LINCOLN, Neb., April 6.H. J. Win
net, Rep., was elected mayor of Lincoln
by a majority of nearly 800 over A, H.
Weir, Fusion. Republicans elect their
city ticket except one exciseman and
six of the seven councilmen.
At Beatrice the entire Republican
ticket was elected. Nebraska City is
solidly Democratic York, Republican,
and Hastings split about even. In the
smaller towns political lines were not
drawn, the licensing of saloons being
Fire at Lead.
DEADWOOD, S. D., April .Fire at
Lead destroyed property worth $ 100,000.
The Firms burned out are Henry
Jacobs, hardware Henry Schnietzel,
assay office and laboratory J. L. Mar
coux, furniture. The clothing stock of
Cohen. Gumbiner & Co., was damaged
several thousand dollars by water. A
fine block of buildings was entirely con
Three Thousand Conscience Money.
WASHINGTON, April 6.The secretary
of the treasury has received in an en
velope postmarked New York three
$1,000 bills which came as an enclosure
in the following letter: "The enclosed
belongs to the United States treasury.
Conscience demands its return. God
knows the name and the sin."
April Snow In North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N. April 6.Snow be
gan falling at 4 in the morning and con
tinued steadily until 8 in the afternoon,
ffhis is the heaviest April snow since
Jhe weather bureau was established
Northwest Territory Legislation.
WINNIPEG, Man., April 6.The North
west Territory legislature has opened at
Regina. Nothing startling in new leg
islation was promised by Governor For
irefc in his speech from the throne.
In the Control of Filipino Mr
i fairs by the General in lit
Command. i g!
Press Dispatches Tell of Prep
1 arations For Further
Fighting, i t:
Put the Washington Authorities
Deny Any Knowledge on"
MANILA, April 6.-6:20 p. in.There
are persistent rumors that Aguinaldo,
the insurgent leader, has been sup
planted in the control of the Filipino
affairs by General Antonio Luna, com
mander-in-chief of the Filipino forces.
Luna is described as being a typical
MASSING IN FORCE.
Philippine Insurgents Preparing to Make
a Stand Just Outside of Malolos.
MANILA, April 6.The insurgents are
massing strong forces north of Calum
pit, about five and one-half miles north
west of Malolos, and, according to the
observations of the reconnoitering par
ties, they have fine intrenchments there.
It is expected that hard fighting will
be necessary to dislodge them at that
point and at San Fernando, where Ag
uinaldo is supposed to be. Large rivers
strengthen both positions.
Two Montana regiment had one man
killed and three wounded Tuesday.
Twenty-five men were prostrated by the
heat and brought to the hospital.
The new big Krupp guns, one 6-inch
and the other 8-inch, which were found
buried at Malolos, will be mounted.
The Americans have also found 27,007
MANILA, April 6.General MacAr
thur reconnoitered during the morning
with the Montana regiment, the Fourth
cavalry and two guns of the light ar
tillery as far as the river north of Malo
los. The reconnoissance developed the
fact that there are fully 1,000 rebels,
armed with Mauser rifles, preparing for
defense. Shots were exchanged and
one of the Montana regiment was killed
and two were wounded, but there was
Later in the day General MacArthur
moved northward, as the water supply
of Malolos is inadequate.
Is Again Selected Mayor ot Chicago by
Plurality of Forty Thousand.
CHICAGO, April 6.The official count
for mayo* is in this city is as follows:
Carter &. Hatris6nJ
Zirik R: Carter (Reb.) kfoW Join P.
Altgeld (Ind. Demi) 45,93$ scattering,
2885. Harrison has a plurality of
In the last mayoralty contest Harrison
Lwas elected by a vote of 148,000, against
59,843 for Sears, the regular Republican
nomjiiee, and 69,637 fpr Har}an the In
dependent Republican. Of foe 34 alder
men elected the Republicans secured 19
and the Democrats 16. The next city
council will consist of 28 Republicans
and 40 Democrats, again of 5 for the
Republicans* The city ticket of the
Democrats was elected by majorities
running all the way between 6,000 and
8,000. The bitterest fight on
This Fart of the Ticket
was for the city treastfrership which
was secured by Ortseifen, the Demo
cratic candidate, by a majority of 6,000.
The Democrats also carried all the
town elections, electing assessor, collec
tor, supervisor and town clerk in the
North, South and West towns, the ma
jorities running from 6,000 to 10,000.
The election was entirely upon local is
sues, no element of national politics en
tering into the campaign.
The election revealed some remark
able changes in the Republican vote,
particularly in the strong Republican
wards where the shifting to the Demo
cratic candidate was very marked.
RESULTS IN WISCONSIN.
Republicans Carry a Majority of the
MILWAUKEE, April 6. Municipal
elections were held in nearly all the
towns and villages in Wisconsin outside
of Milwaukee. The Republicans lead in
the number of victories, while in sev
eral towns the mayor and council are of
a different complexion.
The Republicans carried Elk Mills,
Elkhorn, Baraboo, Black River Falls^
Delavan, Berlin, Marinette, Grants
burg, Barron, Hortonville, Tomahawk,
Edgerton, Fox Lake, Prairie du Chien,
Sturgeon Bay, Cumberland, Columbus,
Fountain City, Fort Atkinson, Glen
wood, New Richmond. Viroqua, Wau
pun, Appleton, Janesville.
The Democrats carried Oshkosh, Ra
cine, Sheboygan Falls, Elroy, Clymar,
Chippewa Falls, Manitowoc, Plymouth,
Tomah, Portage, Jefferson, Arcadia,
West Bend, Waukesha, Watertown,
Hartford, Madison and Beaver Dam.
Non-partisan tickets were elected at
Durand, East Troy, Fennimore, Hud
son, Merrill, Ripon, Rhinelander and
Question of License the Issue in a Number
ST. PAUL, April 6.Elections were
held in a number of cities and towns of
the state, but as a rule political lines
were not adhered to. The question of
license or no license was the issue
many places, the saloons winning in
Democrats Generally Successful.
HOUSTON, Tex., April 6.Municipal
elections were held throughout the
state during the day. There were no
general issues and only local questions
were involved. Democrats were gen
Republicans Carry Superior.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., April 6.This
city went heavily Republican. Every
Republican on the city ticket was
elected by majorities ranging from 200
to 1,000. Republicans elect at least
seven out of nine aldermen and eleven
out of fourteen county commissioners.
BRYAN WILL BE THERE.
Will Attend the Montlcello Club Ban
quet at ChicagoIts Significance.
CHICAGO, April 6.The Chronicle
(Dem.) says: William J. Bryan is com
ing to Chicago on April 14, as the guest
of the Monticello club, and he will
make a speech on that occasion that
will doubtless be full of significance to
the mayor's friends, as well as to those
politicians of the state who are pre
pared to fall behind the Harrison
standard. Mayor Harrison will also
make a speeh at the same board. He
will doubtless define his future policy
and Mr. Bryan will hear whether Illi
nois is going to make alliances with the
Eastern states which have been reach
ing so eagerly for sympathetic co-opera
tion or whether the organization that
was formed pi the national Democratic
convention in Chicago in 1896, is to re
WASHINGTON, April 6.The Russian
ambassador has notified the secretary of
state that the Imperial Russian Horti
cultural society will hold an exhibition
at St. Petersburg from May 7 to May
27 in which the United States is invited
to participate. Exhibits will be ad
mitted duty free on condition of their
being re-exported irom Russia, via the
frontier station by which they entered.
Lily Post Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6.Lily Post,
the opera singer is dead of heart failure.
She was taken to the insane asylum on
Monday by her son, who had trouble in
restraining her, as she appeam greatly
excited. Cn Tuesday she was stricken
with heart trouble, and died peacefully.
She had been the primma donna of sev
eral operatic organizations.
Eight Hundred Return to Work.
ISHPEMINO, Msch., April 6.About
800 men resumed work at the mines. A
mass meeting of union men is in session.
Some favor continuing the strike, others
want to return to work. Many union
men have applied for work.
Big Lumber Cut.
DULUTH, April 6.The cut of the
mills of this district for the coming sea
son will be in the neighborhood of 600,-
000,000 feet, perhaps more. This is
about 100,000,000 feet more than in any
On the Part of the American
1 Soldiers Now on Duty in
Said to Be Responsible for
Jrreat Part of the Agitation
If Soldiers Were Less Rough Por
to Ricans Would Be More
i OH, Tractable. ^'4
Chance for Commerce and Agri
culture the Great Desire
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, April 6.
though there is not at present any
danger of serious disturbance, there is
much dissatisfaction among the lower
class natives throughout the island and
there has been a good deal of violent
talk by the ignorant against the new re
gime. The chief cause of this anti
American feeling is the increase in the
cost of living since the American occu
pation began, and the ill-treatment
that many of the natives in the country
districts have received at the hands of
Dissatisfaction is also expressed at the
delay in making the island apart or a
territory of the United States with the
privileges and advantages that would
accrue to the island from such a rela
tion, especially in the matter of trade.
The conduct of the United States troops
in Ponce, Caguas and other places has
aroused many of the natives to defend
themselves and in some encounters the
soldiers have come off second best.
These collisions are probably the basis
of statements in the United States
which represent the Porto Ricans as
strongly inclined to start a revolution.
The fact is that a little more courtesy
in dealing with them would not only
have a wonderfully quieting influence,
but would greatly facilitate the settle
ment of other questions pressing for
Want a Fair Chance.
"Give our commerce and agriculture
a chance," said an influential Porto
Rican merchant to the correspondent of
the Associated Press. "Open up the
advantages of the country by establish
ing good communication and transpor
tationthe want of which is the chief
stumbling block in our pathway of de
velopment give our people an oppor
tunity of appreciating the new condi
tions and the benefit of a little more
consideration on the part of the Ameri
cans sojourning in the island, and Porto
Ricans will be found the easiest people
in the world to govern."
Today there is an abundance of fruit,
oranges, bananas,, limes and the like,
rotting on the trees merely because the
expense of transportation would not
leave any profit on the picking. Labor
is abundant anp fairly good. All there
is needed is capital and fair play.
LI HUNG CHANG.
Chinese Statesman May Soon
turned to Power.
WASHINGTON, April 6.The friend
ship which the empress dowager of
China entertains for Li Hung Chang
ma}- result in his being recalled to
power at an early day. There have
been reports that this move was ac
tually under way, but nothing official
has been received here to bear this out.
The main obstacle to his recall, it is
said, is the difference between Russian
and Great Britain as to the preponder
ance of power in China. In the sharp
diplomatic struggle going on between
those two powers, Russia has relied
upon the good effices of Li Hung
Chang, while Great Britain has
cause to resent some of the
activities of Earl Li in behalf of Russia.
This feeling British official circles
was the main cause for the enforced re
tirement of Li. Since then, however,
the British sentiment against him has
become less acute and it is understood
that if the dowager empress sees fit to
recall him to power there is not likely
to be the same opposition as Great Brit
ain would have interposed some time
ago. In Li Hung Chang, it is said,
China would have the services of the
first statesman of the Orient for the
crisis through which she is passing, and
that her helplessness in the diplomacy
of the past two years would be much
Made a Demand for More Wages.
DAVENPORT, la., April 6. -About 100
machinists at the Rock Island arsenal
quit work during the afternoon be
cause a demand for more wages was
answered by Commandant Blunt that
only the chief of ordnance had the
power to change the scale,
Record Breaking Trip.
OMAHA, April 6.The westbound
Burlington fast mail made a record
breaking run into this place. It left
Chicago late on account of a wreck in
the yards. AtCreston, la., it was an
hour and six minutes late and it arrived
here 29 minutes late.
For a Bank In Porto Rico.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., April 6 -A
charter was grafted here by the secre
tary of state to the American Colonial
Banking compaay to establish a bank at
San Juan, Porto Rico. The authorized
capital is $1,000,000.
In Flagler's Place.
WASHINGTON, April 6.The president
has appointed Colonel Adelbert I. Buf
fington to be brigadier general and chief
of the bureau of ordnance, to succeed
the late General Flagler.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29.
The house was in a killing mood at its
morning session and accepted, without
debate, the reports of the various com
mittees, which read the death knells of
over a score of bills of more or less im
portance. In committee of the whole
the Larson bill, to permit pool selling
for 30 days each year on thev
grounds, was recommended for post'
The committee on elections killed off
the Oleson and Fulton bills providing
for the use of automatic ballot boxes in
certain cases. The Ferris general elec,-,
tion law was likewise killed.
The senate concurred in the house
amendments to Senator Baldwin's bill
separating Cook and Lake counties for
judicial purposes, and Senator Knat
vold's bill allowing rural school dis
tricts to increase their school tax levy
from 9 to 15 mills, and repassed both
THURSDAY, MARCH 30.
The senate devoted two hours to
the Jacobson railroad gross earnings
bill, with the result that his friends
have no tangible encouragement, al
though they console themselves with
the thought that they have not lost any
ground, the bill, in a parliamentary
way, being adjudged by the leaders of
the senate to be just where it was be
fore the day's fight began.
The peddlers' license bill was passed,
also the 8-hour bill.
The house, by a vote of 87 to 21,
passed the Roberts bill providing for a
bounty on beet sugar. The bill reduces
the amount which may annually be ex
pended in sugar bounties to $40,000, of
which but $20,000 may be spent in any
one congressional district. The time
limit is 1901.
The house devoted the afternoon to
work in committee of the whole. A
dozen bills were advanced to the calen
dar and three indefinitely postponed.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31.
The senate has passed the Staples bill
providing for the erection of an insane
hospital at Anoka and appropriating
money for the purchase of a site foik
another at Hastings. The vote on the
measure was 36 to 24. The bill now
goes to the governor.
On general orders, with Senator Siv
right in the chair, the medical bill came
up. Senator Schaller moved that it be
recommended for passage. Several at
tempts were made to amend it but all
were lost and the bill was then recom
mended for passage.
There was a lively discussion in the
house when the report from the com
mittee on forestry, presented by Mr.
Pope, recommended for indefinite post
ponement the bill abolishing the office
of state fire warden, but definite action
The bill of Mr. Mallory of St. Louis,
providing for the payment of a state
bounty of 50 cents per ton on coke, was
recommended to pass. The bill carries
an appropriation of $75,000 per year.
The committee on state prison and
reformatory met and voted to return
the Wilson bill for the parole of the
Younger brothers to the house without
SATURDAY, APRIL 1.
The senate has recommended for
passage the bill placing the state oil in
spector on a salary of $2,300 a year.
Under the fee system his earnings have
been from $10,000 to $15,000. The Un
derleak anti-trust bill was made a spe
cial order for Wednesday. In the after
noon both houses paid their biennial
visit to the state university.
MONDAY, APRIL 3.
The senate held but one session and
made a vigorous attack on general or
ders, finally recommending 59 bills for
passage, of which 33 were of the senate
and 26 of the house. As a rule bills to
which objection was raised were laid
over. Among the measures acted on
were the following:
Admitting disabled soldiers of the
Spanish war to the soldiers' home and
appropriating $20,000 a year for its sup
Providing that not more than $9 a
week wages shall be exempt from gar
Establishing aboard of appeal for the
inspection of grain.
The house spent the morning on the
calendar, passing a number of bills.
The Abbott bill providing that every
notarial seal bear the name of its pos
sessor was the only measure lost. The
following were passed:
Relating to state elevator site at Du
Legalizing deeds made direct by hus
band to wife or wife to husband with
out subscribing witness.
Allowing city street fair associations
to send delegates to state agricultural
TUESDAY, APRIL 4.
The house at the morning session
adopted the report of the committee on
prisons and reformatories and went on
record as opposing any change in the
laws relating to the method of fixing
the price of state binding twine. Bills
Authorizing county commissioners to
appropriate money to towns in counties
changing from county system of caring
for the poor.
Declaring certain dogs to be public
tmisances and providing for destruction
of the same.
Continuing in its persistent assault on
general orders the senate disposed of 47
pending bills, temporarily at least, of
which 20 were measures originating in
the senate and 27 from the house. The
calendar was not taken up.
The county option bill was defeated
in the senate at the morning session by
a vote of 24 to 13.
Among the bills recommended for
passage vere these:
Giving preference in public employ
ment lo honorably discharged Union
soldiers and sailors.