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-;,e'.rf"J -.--- ." , -l!-,y'- - ir'v' - V; h The Journal The Journal. rUBLISUED nYTIIE. C. B. Kirtland Publishing Co. AT 8ALINA. KANSAS. OFFICE Smd Floor Knights o Pythias building, cor. Santa Fe Ave. aad Ash St. RATES Or SUBSCRIPTION. One Copy one year ... $1.3B six months 73 . three months 40 SAUNA KANSAS. $1.50 a Tear. &? A reliable Advertiiing Medium to rrach a rctpontibls reading public Call and net Aotr you like our new location Kn Igh I nf J'tlh la Iilock. vol. xxm. 8ALINA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 2. 1893. NO. 10 ? - &3v5. -- cy- . -j - -ty milmt toil yuunwi, If you want to make an Auction Sale, either in town or country orhave anything you want to sell on the corner in Salinaplease call on mc. Will attend to gettingup bills and furnish a clerk who will take salable paper if so desired Terms reasonable and as good er vice as can be had in Kansas. C. POST, Auctioneer, Offlce with Van Trine it Campbell, P. O. Block. K;i1flflpffiiHrH A "aTT&ff Ti . l'iCin-w - 1 1 I ml f M. D. ED WARDS faacturringdepartment. Only first class -work and materials used. Offlce and 8hop,145 South Santa Fe nve. KANSAS LUMBER COMPANY. PH Xorth Fifth Street. Telephone S3. Lumber, Building Material BRICK, CULVERT SEWER PIPE, All kinds of Coal. Also Charcoal and all kinds of Blacksmith Coal. Bot tom Prices. Come and see us. E. E. FORGEUS, Manager. SHUTE & DKAIiEItS IN Fresh and Salt Meats, FISH, GAME AND POULTRY. The highest market prices paid for Cattle, Hogs, Sheep. Hides, Poultry, Game, Huttcr and Kggs. Ice delivered to any part of the ity free and rates reasonable. 107 North Santa Fe aYenuo. Crippcn, Lawrence & Co., ODD FELLOWS' BLOCK. a " MONEY TO LOAN On'REAL ESTATE at Lowest Possible Rates. NO:-: BELAY :-: I -:- MAKING -:- LOANS Gall on us and save both time & money. Sia ill ii EM dpi Manufacture the Following Brands ol Flour: High Peacock Patent, Golden Belt, I. X. L and Peerless Flour. Graham, Corn Meal, Gerolium; all kinds of Chop Feed, JBran, Shorts, etc. Flour ex changed for Wheat. Wheat for flour re ceived on deposit. Good Corn and Oats at low prices. ffe always pay the highest mice for wheat Novelty Mill & Elevator, Ed. LOTZ, Proprietor. We are doing all Kinds of Custom Grinding, Also keep wheat, JBfcRlEp3s3PlH RYE, H-p-rTf HP 4ssBisBbV-'v " "" a PK?Cn3iPU BRAN graham -mSSMSSSSftSmASti and flour SSLsssmt9 SHORTS Also Wholesule and Retail dealer in all kinds 01 Anthiacite and Bituminous Coal. Headquarters for ICE. D. WHITEHEAD, The Leading Jeweler, A large stock of Gold, Silver and Gold 511cd watches. Time pieces of every known lescription and at all prices. Standard erling Silverware, and anything you may want Repairing promptly done at reason able rates. Satisfaclion guaranteed. 104 South Santa Fe Avenue. S. SEAMAN, GkANITE AND MARBLE MONUMENTS, Headstones, &c. HASKELL, "- CORN MEAL, CHOP FEED, I Yards and office E. 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KY.MBOCK ISLAND RoCTK, Depart I'aMeuger train east 933 m ' Mjiitu and vest.2:Up.ra Accominodatlim . . S.1S p. ni Arrive 1'aMenger, roalli and treat 1.15 p. tu enut .... tM P- in Accommodation 12.05 p. t:i W. U. Fuller, Agent. ATCHI80K. TOPIKA A flAKTA FE. No .117, MoUUer Exp.arnvni 7:a in No 3IS, " " departs. SrJ' p. in No. .in. Accommodation, arrives 2:.Vu.iii So.SH, Accommodation. depart IU:i'a. ni M. .. IIakku, Ageul. MASONIC BODIES. t'AI.lNA IXIH1K, No.Ol,A F.andA. M.- Mert In stated coiiiinunlcntUins on tlmt and llilnl Mondays or each month. Master MaMinscnnllally Invited. C.T HILTON, V.5t Kka.xi: ll.HriKlt,rccrctary. UAI.INA"cilApn-ni. Nolt, U. A.M.-Ht.-t O fdliinocHtioiiM.iecoiidiiDdrourlh Jinn lnjaln each inonlh. Vlltlng comi'Bnl kh rraurnally Invited. J. W. CliOWI-Kl . At tivtT llovni, Kecretury. II. 1' XKHllN UilMIANI)KR) , No.C K.T. . Mtnlrdconclae2drnd llh Tuesdays of each month. V. II. I'ACKAKU. K. C. Aux. llEIUl Ilecorder. TSIS TKMri.K, A. A. O. N. M. H -Stated J. session", Third Tnetday or each month. i. J. OdliOKN, fotcntate. Alkx. IlKltd, Recorder. UKIIKKITION: MACKEV LonOE, No.2. A aud A. H. IL plated Heslons first Wednesday In eacji month. KMIIARSKR.a'.V.H. Joitx APerso!,32 .becreury, . ..i... n, .... u . r,tt . u-. i l XT., m A.nnd A. H. 11.-bt-ted sesslous stcond Wednesday In each month. JACOII llr.WITT.a: , W. M. Jons Axi)EK!, 32 .Secretary, I-NIUIITSOKK IHMII: HALINACOUN iV ciI,.No.C. . Hiid A. Kit, Mated ses sions ihlrtl tcdiievlns In Jsnuary, March. Mav.July.JvrpteiiilM-rand Novemlr. IIIU- U liOND.K ,1 oiiiniindcr. Joiix ANHEifox,a! , Iteconlcr. CJN-IslOl : 8AI.INA, No.3. A. and A. S It. Mtateil M-sslmis fiiurlli Wi Ine.dsy In March. June, feplemliernnd December. KMIt. UNKIt,32 . rominander-ln-Chlcf. Jons AMiii.uxjN.a2 . Hivllmr, PltOFK.S.SiOXAL. MJ It llltU N N. I. lite, K r, Ttiro.it hii-I Nire Kjrreon tlH't.ir)eSMt,ciriteli n lii.tel linlce I. O M.icfc lteldence ti mill -inta re Ae. J. W.CUOWLEY.M. D. Ij.le Hurceonln 11th Io. Volunteer Cav alry lteMencc corner fth and Md berry at Oltlce: Kothe Iilock. over First National Bant-. J. W. JENNEY. Homeopathic Physician. Aril HI'KOEOH. v ". -JVjrneltac.'"a Avaaar.Sa tna. Kansas, rfpeclal attention given to diseases ol women and children. T V. CAMERON, M. D., D. D. H. J. Dentist. Offlrc In the OIer llloclc, rooms 2 and i, SALISA, KAXSA4. All dental operations guaranteed to be Orst class. Including crown and bridge work. F. M. SCHNEE. DENTIST Particular attention given to tbe preservation of natural teeth. 11 Wrk Warranted and nars Be. aonable. Offlce In A. F. Shnte's building, neit door to Rah A .Son's store, Hanta Fe ave. DR. R. E. NICKLES, DENTIST. Fine gold Ailing a specialty. Artificial teeth on Celluloid. Rubber and Metalle pistes. Mtrous Oxide Oaa ad ministered for the painless extraction ot teeth. Offlce In Kothe niock (up tuirs) corner Banta Fe and Iron avenues. JOSEPH MOORE, Attorney - at - Law, Over First National Bank, SALtMA, KA58AS. JOHNJ.GEIS, Notary Fnblle aad Coayne.. nrrce at -The Hustler" he.ido,narter. East Ironatettiir. nrtd.r eat ! Ibe bridge. In Il.-e.lnle lark,Sallna Kans-is. JOtl.H O. WILVJ C!.RE!fCK WILSOIt tVUSOX ft wiusux. Attorneys : at : Law, Ofltr. tt-1 .Varfn Sauta ixsuitA.Ncn ACb.:c"r BRANIFF & CRAVENS, Ettablithed, JSTS. We write tire, lightning, tornado, cyclone, windstorm, lire arcMent, plate (!, nurlne, I'sm boiler, employer's liability an i salary I jsurance. In the be.t conipames. we also Issue guaranty bonds. BRANIFF A CRAVENS, Orer postoSlce Halloa, Ks MATT WHITSON, Plumber AND GAS FTETES, OBtt ob Sonth SaaU Fe Areaie, 8AUJTA, KAirSAB Children Cryfof rltohr,sCattrla THE C. MEIGEItORflOOD MOTES. Brady has oflered the legislature $5 000,000 to move the Capital to Lawrence. A Mr. Ham uellp teas In Cly Cen ter. It would set-m at first giauce as if be had missed hla calling. Sol. Miller wauls to know what tit become of the old-fashioned woman who called It a ''neceauary." H B. Funk retires from the Argen tine Eagle and 1$ F Lloyd "one of the best newHpaper men In this couutry"take Ui pltcj. Tin has been discovered in Ella worth county. A tiu horn tulue is a fitting industry to go with the nat- l ural gas vein discovered there a few i years ago. Pawnee Rock has been visited by burglars. A blacksmith shop was visited, presumably for the purpose of securing a few bods of coal with out having to pay the freight. The Newton Jiepubltcan urges the republican member of lite legisla ture to itlaud by Ady. By the way what has become of Mr. Ally's con test case for John Martin's place? A Mrs. Irons is the national super intendent or mercy of the W. C. T. U., and is now In Kansas giving lectures. The name la hardly suit ably for one huMlug her position. Itbhould be barred. W. I). Kuhn bows to the public this week as editor and proprietor of tbe Holton Signal. From his in troductory we judge that his demo cracy is of the "straight-out" kind instead of the fusion order. It is rumored that the town of Clafllu is ou n regular boom. The cause is not stated, yet it is surmised that a few of the citizen's are afraid some out side parties will come in and secure all the bargains. A Lawrence paper ndverlises that "Wilder Bros., have left a few ladles Swiss wools vents, both in 'iite and colors." It does not say whure they were left, but if they are inside tin city limits Brady will flud them. Marquette has a dramatic club. They will play "Ten Knights in a Bar Room" at Llndsborg soon. The average Kansas joint will not hold over six at one tlm, and it is ex pected the play will draw a good house. The Great Bend Jleg titer com plains that it canuot a (Turd to give Si Plunkard a right up, as It did 12.75 worth of advertising, for which 2 00 worth of conipllmentarieii were paid them. Bueh Is life Mr. Caraway, the world over. Abilene doctors have been strug gling for some time past with an ag gravated case of catarrh and nasal trouble, the sufTerer being a little son of Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch. In an unguarded moment another physi cian examined tbe case, and discov ered a pants button in tbe patient's nose. McPherson county is in earnest this time about tht court house and jail proposition, and according to the resolutions published in tb-Frccman-VimiliG chairman and sec retary were "introduced" to Issue a request to the people of the various townships in regard to tbe matter. This ought to carry the proposition through. Ht'sr HE ATOIDKD. or you buy at your own risk any thing purporting to be Dr. Pierce'a medicines, sold by unautborlzad dealers at less than the regular pi ices. You risk the gettlug or old bottlea refilled, dilutions or the geuulne medicines, Immltatious, aud substi tutes. To prevent all this, and to protect the public from fraud and imposition the genuine guaranteed medicines ot Dr. R. V.Pierce are now sold only through druggists, regularly author ized as agents, and at tbe following long-established price; Golden Medical Discovery (for Liver, Blood, and Lung Diseases), 1100. Favorite Prescription (for woman's weaknesses aud alments), (1.00. Pleasant Pellets (for the liver), 100. (,'omp. Ext. Smartweed, 50c. Pleasant Pellets (for tbe liver), 25c. Dr. Ssge's Catarrh Remedy, 50c. If money is an object, you can save it by being sure of the genuine medicines. You will have to pay the above prices, but in tbe end Dr. Pierce's remedies are the cheapest you can buy, for you pay only for the good you get. They're guaran teed to give satisfaction, or you have your money back. 'Value received or no pay," yon can't get theee terms with any other medicines, at any price. "I've tiled all sorta of blood-pnri-fiers." said an old lady to a "cutter," "and you can't persuade me that any other Saraaparilla, Is as good as Ayer'a." There's where she bad him. She knew that Ayer'a was the beat bo did be, bat it paid him bet ter to sell a cheeper brand. Tbe nte of Hall's Hair Rcnewer promotes tbe growth of tbe hair, and restores' Its natural color and beauty, frees tbe scalp of dandruff", tetter, and all Impurities. People with delicate stomachs find Ayer'a Saraaparilla affreeable to tbe taste, and, therefore, prefer It aa a blood-purifier to any other. Tnis Is one reason for ita great popularity aa a spring and family medicine. Safe, certalB, and palatable. B. KIRTLMD PUBLISHING CO, T EEPUBnCANS WIN. Decision of the Supreme Court in tbe Onnn Case. The DamgUu Boose Held to Be a Legal Body Opinion By Chler Justice Ilor- ton-Jnsttee) alien Dissents From taa Majority of the Court. Against the Populists. ToraxA, Kan., Feb. 27. The supreme court Saturday, Chief Justice Hor ton rendering the decision. Justice Johnson concurring and Justice Allen, populist, dissenting, sustained the Douglass or republican house as the legal and constitutional house of repre sentatives of the Kansas legislature, and incidentally declared that the acts of the Dunsmore or populist house had no standing in law. The opinion of the chief justice occupied an hour aud forty minutes in delivery and fully ex hausted the subject The chief justice stated that no writ ten opinion had yet been prepared and then briefly stated the history of the case. The question at issue, the chief jus tice continued, was whether the Doug lass house of representatives had legal authority to arrest Qunn. If there was one house only the dnty of the court would bo easy and plain, but it ap peared from the respective journals that there were two houses claiming the right to legislate. He then went briefly into the way legislative bodies are organized and cited JlcCray on election to show that the proper per sons to organize a house were those holding certificates, and, In support of McCray, read passages from Cushlng's manual. The supreme court of Ne braska, no longer ago than January 17 of this year, had taken that view of the question. In support of this theory.ho declared, the scenes lately witnessed in the Kansas capital fully justified snch a rule. In the main, he said, it was undertaken to ignore the statute in making returns of the election of a legislature and riot and violence re sulted. In the case now' be fore the court, the chief justice continued, no showing had been attempted that there was fraud or bad faith on the part of the state board of canvassers. There had been presented a "revised journal" of the Dunsmore house, evidently carefully1 prepared, and yet that journal day after day seemed to recognize that only members holding certificates had au thority to act. For several days it set forth that fifty-eight members respond ed to roll call and others were counted In as present but not voting in order to make a quorum, the other members of the bouse characterized as contestants. This record was kept up until the con testants were formally taken In by a vote of tbe house. Then the journal showed that tbe Dunsmore house ac cepted the precedents laid down in the books as correct Much was said about the Reed house, the court went on, in support of the practice ot counting in members, but the Beed house had one of its own rules formally adopted upon which to base the speaker's ruling. The Dunsmore house had adopted no such rule. More than five persons who were counted In by the Dunsmore house had never rec ognized it as such, but were carrying on a house of their own. Speaker Bced never counted in any persons who had not recognized him as speaker. Now there could be no question that the Douglass house was organized by the votes of sixty-four members who held certificates. It waa claimed, the justice went on, that there were some Irregularities in the organization of the Douglass house because it did not receive the roll of membership from the secretary of state, but it had a duplicate of that rolL The secretary of state's failure to lay before the house a roll could not prevent an organization. It was urged, Mr. Horton declared. that the court could not interfere in the controversy between the rival bodies, but the supreme court could not pass by a question because it was an unpleasant one. It had no more right to decline the exercise of a jurisdiction than to assume a jurisdiction that waa. not given to it It was claimed that the Douglass house was destroyed when the senate and governor recognized the Dunsmore house. If that waa the law the gov ernor and senate two years ago might have destroyed the populist house and created a republican house. And two years heuee, and so oa through future history, other legislative bodies might be overturned to accomplish partisan ends. If the Douglass bouse had vol untarily dissolved when the governor and senate recognized the rival body, the question of de facto government would bare been a strong, force in the case, but it did not dissolve and It was stni In existence. In the course of his remarks the chief justice incidentally indorsed the opin ion of Judge Hazen in the Injunction case agsiast State Treasurer Biddle. In conclusion, the chief justice said tbe Douglass boose wss the lawful bouse of representatives and in his views oa tbe subject be announced that Mr. Jostiee Johnston fully coincided and concurred. Mr. Justice Allen then delivered a dissenting opinion in which he held that the supreme court bad no jurisdic Uosof tbe case and as the Dunsmore boose had been recognized by the gov ernor and senate it was a de facto or gasJsatioa sad its acts were good ia law. Metier SSioi. Sax FiLUKaaco, Feb. 35. Bonanza Mackay was shot la this city yesterday by aa eld man nssssrl W. C Kipper, who taea shot aad fatally wounded himself. Ms dray's wound is net of a fatal nature Ripper was at one time wealthy, but lest all fcie fortune ia speealatlat He was undoubtedly crazy, as mo sssse cam be assigned for the deed. Apos-tlosiot. tessHswief theCreseent Pipe Lisa Oa, Bear Jbbsstewn, Pa., wssdMMujsabyaahacewdJsryfirethe OtaKCBlffct. AND is only $1.50 per KANSAS LEGISLATURE. Condensed Report or the Week's IToceed lags at Topeka. THX senate on the ZM considered taa maxi mum freight rate but Tbe bill makes sweep ing reductions on rates and provides for the election by the people ot three railroad com mlssloners by districts The bill passed creat ing new courts ot appeal. Two courts are cre ated, one In the northern district and one In the southern, with three Judges each. The bul pro viding for the Australian system of voting was favorably reported. At the evening session, by s vote ot to 10, the senate adopted Mr. King's resolution declaring that the supreme court hid no Jurisdiction In the case now pending be fore It to determine the validity of the repub lican house. ...Tbe republican house had a long debate on the bill offered by Mr Troutman amending the law In regard to capital punish ment and flcally made It the special order for Friday. The populist house debated tbe mail, mum freight rale bill at great length and Anally passed IL In the senate cm the 3d the Australian bal lot law and the bills providing for the assess ment and collection of taxes were passed, aa wss the maximum freight rate bill. In the afternoon a bill reducing the salary of the warden ot the penitentiary to tiOOO, of the superintendent ot mines to 11,500 and of the physicians to the penitentiary to 11,000 waa recommended for passage In committee of the whole. ...But little was done In the republican bouse, no quorum being present at any time. The house was disposed to await tbe action ot the supreme court. The populist house rushed business through. The maximum freight rate bill passed: also an act relaUng to the time tor the commencement of civil action to prescribe the mode ot payment of all obligations ot debt to be paid In money: an antl-Plnkerton detective bUL to compel railroad and other assessors to assess railroads and other propertr at Its true value In money: for the protection ot shippers of grain and seeds: regulating weight of grata and establishing grades: to protect cities and townships against Illegal or fraudulent acts of their oncers. Is the senete on the Ilth routine business mostlr occupied tbe time. The A ustrallan bal lot bill was passed by a party vote, republican senators opposing It as being too expensive. The remainder of the session was devoted mainly to talk ...Nothing was done In there publican house, the members preferring to wait until the supreme court bad rendered a de cision before attempting any legislation. CoL Hugnes was thanked by resolution for his ac tion In the late trouble. In the populist house the bill providing for uniformity In the school text books was discussed and favorably recom mended. The world's fair bill was killed and the name ot Geary county changed back to Davis. In the afternoon the world's fair bill was reconsidered and passed: also the stamp tax bfd, which seeks to have mortgages and other interest bearlnH obligations of the sort taxed. The concurrent resolution for adjourn ment on March 2 passed. On the 3th legislative proceedings were held In abeyance pending the opinion ot the supreme court. The senate did nothing. Tbe populist House aid nothing, and m the republican house the Seaton resolution In regard to the whole sale unseating of populist members who failed to appear was postponed until Mondar. There was a slim attendance In the senate on the 7th and It adjourned without doing any business.. ...In the bouse the Seaton resolution (unseating the populists) was further post poned. Discussion was the order of the day, the subject of debate being the new order of affairs under the supreme court decision. By resolution U C Qunn, who had appeared before the committee and testified, was discharged and acquitted of contempt. Mr Dougherty, of Oeary (member of the populist house), ad dressed the house saying that he would bow to the supreme court decision, although under protest The house soon adjourned. The pop ulists spent the day caucusslsg ons future line of action. Tns senate had a hot debate on the 9th over resolutions offered by Mr. Landls which recited In a preamble that the senate believed the pop ulists elected a majority of the members of the house at the fall election: that the will of the people thus expressed should be respected and the populists entitled to organize that body and that they did so by organ izing the Dunsmore house- that the supreme court In a partisan decision, upheld the Doug lass house, and while recognizing the right of the supreme court to Interpret laws passed, yet there Is no appeal from such unwarranted decis ion, except to the people, therefore the senate will temporarily submit and seed all messages and bills to the Douglass house and do aU In lta power to redeem pledges made to the people and let the blame for auch failure rest where It belongs. Theresolutlonsweretlnallyadoptedby it to 8, against which the republican members protested.... When the house met the populist members appeared and took seats on the north aide of the hall. Several members Died pro tests against the action of the supreme court which went on the record. Mr. Seaton offered a resolution that half of the standing commit tees resign and that populists be appointed In their places, which was adopted, although the populists declared against It, saytsg that they asked no favors, and wished to get through without delay and adjourn. Mr. Douglass offered a set ot resolutions setting forth what measures were necessary to be passed, which went over. Bills were then introduced. At the afternoon session the school text book bill was considered In committee of the whole. The bill creates a board of commissioners. whose duty It will be to secure s uniform series of text books The books are to be owned by the several school districts for the use of pupils In the schools. It was recommended for pas sage. HUGE DEFICIENCIES. Fsolty Estimate Made From Tear to Tear In Congress. Washctotojt, Feb 28. At the re quest of the committee on wsys and means Mr. J. C Courts, clerk of the house committee on appropriations, has submitted a statement of deficiencies and appropriations during the past five years. It shows that the deficiency bill as it psssed the house at this session amounted to 121, 210.3S4, of which a little more than $14,000,000 was for pensions The deficiency for 1694, exclusive of pensions, if it reaches the average de ficiency appropriations for the past fire sessions, will probably be 19,500,000. For five sessions, including the present, the deficiency appropriations were $47, 230,904, or an average of f9.440.193, of which the largest was $13,293,541, in the first session of the Fifty-first congress. The pension deficiencies during the fire sessions amounted $84, 481,274, or an average of $16,696,234, the largest being rJ9,3o3,593 in the second session. The miscellaneous, appropriations for the five sessions amounted to $84, 918,015, an average of 16,963,603, the smallest year being the first session of the present congress, $3,303,922. Carter Harrison Again. Chicaoo, March t The democratic mayoralty primaries were held yester day and resulted in a sweeping victory for Csrter" Harrison on a "wide open" platform, believing that the amuse ments of world's fair visitors should not be curtailed. He was opposed by all the papers ia tbe city except bis own. Th ladlaaa Laaaehed. Philadelphia. March L The great new battle ship Indiana was success fully launched to-day at the ship yard of Cramp 4s Sons in the presence of thousands of people, among them the president, secretary of the navy and other members of tbe cabinet aad quite a large delegation of other public mea frosa WsahlngtoB. PRINTING REMEMBER THAT JOTJ3RJST-A.il. year. "Will club with any CONGRESS. The Week's Proceeding or the Senate and House. WEDXESPAV. tYASitncOTOX, Feb. 23. When the senate met yesterday the president pro tern., Mr. Manderson, read Washing ton's farewell address, in accordance with a resolution of the senate adopted some time previous. There was little time wasted in finishing up the sundry civil appropriation bill, after which the conference report on the army appro priation bill was agreed to and the con sular an9 diplomatic bill was brought before the senate. Before any progress was made on this bill the senate pro ceeded to the consideration of execu tive business and soon after adjourned The house met after an all night ses sion and when the post office appropria tion bill came up Mr. Hatch antago nized it with the anti-option bill, but he was defeated and the post office bill passed Mr. Hatch adopted the same tactics against the Indian appropriation bill, but it was taken up and discussed for three hours, but not completed. THCK-SDAV. Wasuisotox, Feb. 24. The senate yesterday made gooil progress In dis posing ot the absolutely necessary work of congress. In less than an hour two of the general appropriation bills the diplomatic and consular and the mil itary academy were reail. considered and passed. Then the legislative, ex ecutive and judicial appropriation bill, which appropriates nbout fi-J.000,000, was taken up and considered until ad journment The Incident in the house was the ovation tendered to the next secretary of the navy, Hilary A. Herbert, of Alabama. He entered the hall during the consid eration of the conference report on the army appropriation bill and was warm ly greeted, and without regard to party his colleagues vied with each other In doing htm honor. Then tho Indian ap propriation bill was taken tip, notwith standing the opposition of Mr. natch, of Missouri, who desired to call up the anti-option bilL The bill was consid ered in committee of the whole for some time, but without completing it the house adjourned rruDAr. WAsmsroTo.l, Feb. 25. The senate held a dull session yesterday A long debate was had on the clause In the legislative appropriation bill as to tho continuance of the Utah commission. The question was decided in favor of the commission by 30 yeas to 20 nays. Three democrats, Jones (Ark), Palmer and voorhees voted with the republic ans in favor of the commission. In the house the auti-option bill met with another defeat It failed to pre vent the Indian appropriation bill from being taken up. The Indian bill was further considered in committee of tbe whole. Tho paragraph appropriating $358,000 for arrears of interest, claimed by the Chickasaws, was stricken out and the appropriation for Indian schools was Increased from $1,000,000 to $1,075, 000. Late in the afternoon Mr. Hatch made a speech in which he affirmed that every obstruction possible was being thrown against the anti-option bill and he gave notice that he would continue the fight In behalf of the people and against Wall street The house then took a recess nntil evening for the con sideration of pension bills. SATITUDAT. WAsnwOTOsr, Feb. 27. The senate Saturday, after a debate of four hours, passed the legislative appropriation bill with amendments and reduested a a conference. A motion by Sir. Sher man to go into executive session was lost, four republicans voting with the democrats against the motion. After eulogies upon the late Representative Splnola, of New York, the senate ad journed A fight was mode In the house against the Sherman bond amendment to the sundry civil bill. The silver men fili bustered and the bill went over. Ap propriation bills were then considered in committee of the whole, but none were completed After paying tributes to the late Senator Barbour, of Vir ginia, the house adjourned JfOXDAT. WAsnrxoTOjr, Feb. 21 The senate rushed business yesterday. The pen lion bill. Involving an expenditure of 1167,000,000, was passed without any de bate of consequence. The committee reported on the sundry civil and the agricultural bills. Senator Piatt gave notice that he would offer a supple mentary amendment to the Indian appropriation bill. His amendment looks to the opening ot the Cherokee strip Tributes were paid to the late Senator Kenna, and the senate ad journed In the house Mr. Peel (Ark.) moved the passage of the Indian appropria tion bill, under suspension of the rules. The motion was agreed to, and the Sherman bond amendment to the sun dry civil appropriation bill was dlv ccssed with some warmth, but finally all the senate amendments to the meas ure were non-concurred in and the bill was sent to the conference. The senate amendments to the car-coupler bill were agreed to by 134 to 83 and the sntl option bill was debated for a time. The senate amendments to the sundry civil bill were non-concurred in and a con- ference appointed. TCESDAr. WA8HIX0TO5, March L Business was pushed in the senate yesterday. Tho appropriation bills were rapidly consid ered and conference reports presented Committees were busy and everything moved with clock-like precision. The fletermination was to pass all important appropriation bills before the session closed. In the house all obstruction to legis lation ceased snd the business of the body proceeded harmoniously. Confer ence reports snd differences on appro priation bills were speedily adjusted aad there was a general disposition to close up the work' before final adjourn ment Allsn Maaval IMsd. SAX Dieoo, Cal, Feb 25. Allen Man vel, president of the Santa Fe railroad. died early yesterday morning at the Hotel eel Coroaado, where, accompan ied by his wife, he arrived three weeks ago from St Paul for the benefit of his falling health. It Is believed the cause ef his death was Brlght's disease. periodical published. THE STRIP DILL. Provtslonsofthe .tra.ulmrnt Attached to tha Indian Appropriation lltlt Opening the Strip. WAsnwoTox, March 1. The senate mmmltteA on Imllan nfT.iir- nftr fnllv I considering the matter, finally agreed j to attach a rider to the Indian oppro ' priation bill for the opening of the Cherokee strip to settlement I The indications are that the senate ' will commence work on the general Indian appropriation bill Thursday, and the committee on appropriations has promised to have the Cherokee strip ' amendment out to lie attached by the time the senate is ready to consider It The amendment agreed upon by the Indian committee provides that all the i money by way of remuneration for the strip be paid at once. In this respect the committee adhered to the plan of the Piatt amendment rather than that offered by Perkins. It is thought the committee on appropriations will hesi tate to some extent in permitting this feature to get through without change. 1 but will not insist upon a change unless I tho Cockrcll clement of the commlttea . predominates. He Is known to be pro ' nounccd In his opposition to making an appropriation to open the strip to set tlement I The following Is taken from the amendment as agreed upon: , The acceptance by tha Cherokee nation of In . diansot the money appropriated as herein set forth shall be considered and taken, and shall operate, as a ratification by said Cherokee na tion ot Indians of said agreement, as It Is here i by proposed to bo amended, and asafutrand I complete relinquishment and extinguishment of all their title, claim and Interest In and to said lands but such relinquishment and ex- tlngulshment shall not Inure to the bene at of any railroad companr, nor vest In any railroad company any rleht, title or Interest In or to any ot said lands, but said lands, except tho portion to be allotted as presided in said agree ment shall, upon the payment ot the money herein appropriated, or upon the offer by the United States to pay the ssme, according to the terms ot said appropriation and the refusal upon the psrt of the Cherokee nstion to accept the same, become and be taken to bo and bo treated as a part of the public domain. This provision is according to tho views ot Senator Piatt, who has always maintained that tho strip should bo thrown open to settlement, whether congress in its legislation conforms to the original treaty or not, and whether the Chcrokees arc Inclined to approve the bill finally passed. Section 13 In each township Is re served for the benefit of tho university at Norman, the normal school at Kd mand and the agricultural college nt Stillwater, and section 19 for tin bene fit of tbe charitable reformatory and t penal institutions. The intruders aro I to be paid out ot the purchase price for the strip. The president is authorized to open to settlement the strip within sixty days, and can establish one or more land offices in or outside the strip, and counties to contain 500 square miles, and the secretary of tho interior Is per mitted to add some of the strip to the northwestern counties of the present Oklahoma. The Tonkawa and Pawnco reserva tions are also included in the amend ment The friends of the strip bill have a very delicate task to perform In getting the various interests ad justed. A STARTLING DECREASE. What the Scarcity nt Feed Has Don In Decimating thff Herds. Washwotos, Feb. 24 The depart ment of agriculture has just completed its cattle census. The results are startling. There Ls a decrease shown in the number of stock cattle, and It Is of such proportions as will have a marked effect on prices the coming year. The statistics show: "The scarcity of feed In Virginia In duced farmers to sell off feeding bul locks closely. The no-fence law in some of the southern states has caused a reduction ot numbers, the more worthless of the old stock having been sacrificed to the manifest improvement of the existing herds. The low price of cattle In the ranch regions, and the discouragement after long waiting for a rise, have tended to reduce the number of cattle. In many cases the growers of cattle haro transferred their interests to horses. There appears little change in numbers of milch cows, a slight de cline being reported In some states and a small increase in others, especially in the districts of enlarging population In the distant west There Ls less fluctua tion In this class of farm animals than In any other, as tbe milk supply must be kept up, and ample provision made for the relative uniform requirements of butter and cheese factories." But the census ot stock cattle shows there arc 1,697,043 fewer now than one year ago. An increase in values over last year Is noted, and the statistician says: "In the case of cattle it seems to be the beginning of an advance, which promises still higher values to growers, in sympathy with the rise in prices of beeves ready for slaughter. " The reduction In tbe number of hogs Inlhe country is made still more nota ble by the completion ot the depart ment census. This country has 0,330, 213 fewer hogs than one year aga The decrease Is about 12 per cent Senators Mast Itemaln. Wasiuxotox, Feb. 20. The president has issued a proclamation convening the senate in extra session March 4. The proclamation reads as follows: Whereas. Public Interests rtqulre that the senate should be conrened at 12 o'clock oa March I next to receive such communications as may be made by the executive: Now, therefore. I, Denjsmtn Harrison, presi dent of the United States, do hereby proclaim aad declare that an extraordinary occasion re quires the senate of the United States to con vene at the capitol In the dry of Washington, on March 4 next at IS o'clock noon, cf which all persons who shall at that time be entitled to A'ti act as members ot that body are hereby re- LiTjB quired to take notice. Given under my hand and the seal cf tho United States at Washington, this Sia day ot February. li9X anJ of the Independence of the United State of America tho IITth. By fee President, BexJaxix EUaauox. William P. Wbartot, Acting Secretary of State. The revenue cutter Washington wh8e entering the slip at the Barge oSeev New York, was run into by Annex Net 4 oz the Pennsylvania road. Tbe struck the cutter amidships aad i Ually sunk her. Nobody waa iajwetC' i ? W ;jJZ -j. jri. - ,-- lSS2 tst&tHfl!