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House.—S aturday, January 27.—The speaker laid before the house the credentials of F. W. Rockwell, member elect of the Twelfth district of Massachusetts. He took the oath of office. Mr. Hatch (Missouri), of the committee on agriculture reported bill for the establishment of a bureau of an imal industry to prevent the exportation of diseased cattle. It provides for the sup pression and extirpation of plcuro-pneumo nia and other contagious diseases in domes tic animals. Ordered printed. The house went into committee of the whole (Springer in the chair) on the Fltz John Porter bill, several members taking part in the discus sion. Senate— Wednesday, January 28.— Mr. Hoar from the committee on judiciary, reported the original bill relating to the en forcement of law in Utah. Petitions were presented and refened—By Mr. Slater, from the citizens of Oregon ' and Washing ton territory, praylngthat the lands granted to the Oregon Central railroad company be restored to the public domain; also, that of the Northern Pacific. By Mr. Logan, from ex-soldiers of the Union army, the enactment of (a genera the relief of that class of citizens. By Mr. Platt, from Prof. Theodore Wolse ley and others, praying for the passage of a law for the collection of divorce statistics. Mr. Logan, from the committee on appro priations, reported favorably the bill mak ing an appropriation of $11,000 for the Im f the dam above the pool at the praying for for provement o Rock Island arsenal, and asked unanimous consent for its immediate consideration. Pending action on this a message was re ceived announcing the death of Representa tive Mackey, and the matter was laid over, and the senate, after appointing a commit tee to attend the funeral, adjourned. Senate— Tuesday, January 29.— Mr. Vest, from the committee on public lands, reported fovorably the bill repealing the tim ber culture laws. Placed on the calendar. the establishment of the terri to 17 of North Dakota. Mr'. Platt offered a resolution for which he asked Immediate consideration, directing the committee on postofflees and post roads to inquire whether telegraph charges had been injuriously affected by the large stok dividends by the Western Union company or consolidations of contracts with competing or other companies, and whether through gold stock, telegraph company or otherwise, the Western Union company pre scribed rules or regulations' for the transmission of press news. Mr. Sherman's resolution on the Virginia and Mississippi elections was taken up. The matter was brought to a vote and the reso lution passed—33 yeas, 29 nays. A resolu tion appropriating $50,000 for the main tenance of destitute Indians was increased to $100,000 and passed. The house bills making appropriations of $375,000 rebate tobacco tax, and $21,065 for the expenses of the legislature of New Mexico were passed. The bill providing a method for settling complete titles to Mexican land grants on lands derived From Mexico by the United States in New Mexico, Wyoming Arizona and Utah was discussed at length without action. in House.—T he speaker laid before the bouse a communication from the secretary of war in response to the,resolution calling for Information as to the average number of commissioned officers in the army from the 4th of March, 1857, and 4th of March, 1861, and between the 4th of March, 1857, and the 4th of March, 1881. The secretary states that for the first period the average number was 2,474, of whom 150 were tried by court-martial, and 122 convicted. Bills were Introduced—Mr. Mason, to in crease the pensions of widows and depend ent relatives of deceased soldiers. Mr. Woods, to prevenUthe employment of op eratives on railway trains more than twelve hours out of twenty-four. Mr. Wilson (la.), providing for the inspection and cer tification of meat products for exporto *ion. Mr. Morrill, pensioning widows and children of deceased soldiers. Mr Wood, to reduce the tariff rates on the to be to reduce the duty on woolen goods, flan nels, blankets, women's and children's dress goods and ready-made clothing. Mr. Hewitt (N. Y.), to authorize the" titles of newspapers to be copyrighted. Mr. War (Ohlo), to better secure the stability of paper currency. Senate— Wednesday, January 30.— Mr. Hale called up the report of the com mittee on conference of both houses relating to the Grecly relief expedition. The report recommends that the senate recede from Its amendment requiring that only persons who volunteer for service shall be detailed for the expedition. Mr. Sherman said if he had known that the bill authorized the secretary of the navy to order any man outside the line of his duty, and thus take his life in his hands, he would not have voted for it. Mr. Saulsbury opposed the bill. If the secre tary of the navy wanted to punish any of ficer, such assignment would afford the op portunity. Tne hour of 1 o'clock having ar rived, the senate proceeded In a body to the house to attend the funeral of the late Rep resentative Mackey. On their return the senate adjourned. House.— The following reports were submitted from committees: Mr. Hatch Mo.), from the committee on agriculture, to establish a bureau of animal industry and prevent the spread of contagious dis eases among domestic animals. Mr. Pu sey, from the committee on public build ings, appropriating$100,000 for the comple tion of the public building at Council Bluffs. Referred to committee of the whole. When the hour of 1 o'clock arrived the pub c business was suspen ded, pending the funeral of Representative Mackey, of South Carolina. The casket wis borne into the chamber and placed in front of the speaker's desk, selections of scripture were read by Rev. Dr. E. D. Huntley, and an appropri ate address delivered by Rev. Dr. Rush Shippen, of the Unitarian church, the benediction by the house chaplain, the funeral procession left the chamber, the roll After Senate.— Thur-'day, January 31.— The conference report on the Greeley relief bill was taken up and the senate refused, 25 to 27, to concur in the report, and re solved to appoint a new committee. The chair laid before the senate further papers relative to discriminations against the United States commerce between Cuba and Porto Rico. Also, a communication from the attorney-general saying that his force was not sufficient to supply copies of the papers called for, and ask ing for an immediate appropriation. A resolution directing the committee on postoffices and post roads to investigate the cost of telegraphic correspondence, and if it had been affected by contracts between the Western Union and other companies, was taken up and agreed to. House. -Mr. Anderson, from the committee on public lands, reported a reso lution, which was adopted, calling upon the secretary of the interior to explain by what authority 189,000 acres of land were certi fied in the state of Kansas forthe benefit of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. At the conclusion of the morning hour the house proceeded to the consideration of the calendar. The first bill was that declaring forfeited certain grants of land made certain states to aid the construction of railroads. It forfeits all lands granted in Mississippi under act of August 11, 1856, except the grant to the railroad from Jack son to the Alabama state line ; also the grants in Alabama under acts of June 3, 1856, and March 3, 1851, for a road from Ely ton to the Tennessee river, and the Memphis and Charleston and Savannah and Albany roads. The speaker laid before the house the re port of the secretary of state and accom panying papers relative to the restrictions of American hog products into Germany and France. After a clash as to what commit tee it should go to, it was ordered printed and laid on the table. House—Friday, January 27.—The conference which was asked for by the senate on the Greely relief bill was agreed in to. Randall and Calkin« were appointed conferees. The speaker appointed Ellin, Holman and Ryan as conferees on the part of the house on the bill appropriating iföO, 000 in support of destitute Indians In Mon tana. The morning hour was dispensed with. and the house went into committee of the whole (Springer the chair) on the Fitz John Porter bill. A number of short speeches were made both sides of the question. Mr. Steele moved to strike out the name of Fltz John Porter and insert the name 15. Rarnet. Re jected. Mr. Calkins offered a substitute providing for the convening of a court martial to review the case. Lost. Mr. Converse offered an amendment making Fltz John Porter's retirement compulsory. This was agreed to in the committee, but subsequently reversed in the house. Mr. Bayne offered an amendment striking out the words "appointmontunderlt, " and in serting the ' 'passage of this act. ' ' Agreed to. The bill then passed—yeas, 184; nays 78. When Poland cast his vote in the affirma tive there was a round of applause on the democratic side. The following members were among those who paired: Blackburn, White (Ky.), Brown (Pa.), Ermcntrout, Howey, Hitt, Eaton, Wall, Budd, George, Kasso'n, Talbot, Kelley. Randall, Miller (Pa.), Ketcham, Warner (Ohio), Wilson (Iowa), Rice, Covington, Holton, Valen tine, Hardy and Ellis. A Frightful Oasoline Explosion at Alliance, Ohio. Alliance, Ü., February 1.—A fright ful gasoline explosion occurred in F. M. Orr's stove and tin store, demolishing the building and burving in the ruins an un known number of people. The catastrophe occurred at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Orr's block was leveled to the ground, and two brick blocks, one on each side, succumbed to the shock, while others, further were shattered, riddled and badly injured. In a few minutes fire arose from the ruins and a fire alarm sounded. Men, women and children, bareheaded, were ringing their hands, and relatives of the inmates of the burning buildings wan dered about In hopelessness and despair at their inability to save the unfortunates. F. M. Orr, Elmer Orr (his son), Mrs. Homer Highland and daughter, Mrs. Frank Evans and two children, aged 2 and 4 months, were known to have been in the building at the time of the explosion. These all per ished. The women and children were in the second and third stories, and are sup posed to have been killed by falling walla. Orr and his son were both spoken to while under the debris, but they burned to death. Besides those killed a number were out and bruised by flying bricks, etc. John Curry and Charles U. Hayden, of Duprez & Benedict's minstrels, wer«, blown out of Orr's store through a plate glass window and carried clear across the street. They were badly injured, but will recover. Busi ness is entirely suspended. Missouri River Passenger Rates. Chicago, February 1.—The com mittees of the Missouri river lines pointed yesterday for the purpose of draft ing an agreement for the maintenance of passenger rates both ways between all river points and Chicago, reported to the general passenger agents of these lines to-day. The report was satisfactory; but it was decided submit it to the local passenger agents for the purpose of deciding whether any local conditions wore affected. It will probably adopted to-morrow. ap Public Debt Statement, Washington, February 1.— Decrease of the national debt for January,.$11,958,004; decrease since June 30, 1883, $65,007,488; cash in treasury, $393,415,233; gold certifl silver certificates, cates, $101,250,620; $110, 137,051; certificates of deposit, $16, 880,(00, refunding certificates, $306,950; legal tenders, $3,466,810; fractional curren cy, $6,987,250. The Bankruptcy Bill. The bankruptcy bill, which the Com mercial convention held in Washing ton recently, agreed to recommend to congress, is substantially the Lowell bill as amended by the senate judiciary committee of the last congress. The recommendation of the committee that a person who is actually insolvent who has been "dealing in futures" shall be deemed liable to bankruptcy was strick en out by the convention. Another im portant change was to give bankrupts an exemption to the amount of $1,000. There was no exemption at all in the Lowell bill, as agreed upon by the ju diciary committee. The Lowell bill abolishes the fee system of remunerating officials, and provides for their compen sation by the payment of salaries. The powers of the commissioners acting as ancillary judges are enlarged for the accommodation and protection of suit ors, especially in sparsely settled dis tricts, and in those districts where the business does not warrant the main taining of extra court machinery, the judge himself will perform the la bors of the commissioner. The trustees must account more expeditiously and the estate must be wound up more rap icly than before. No expenses can be incurred save by sanction of a commit tee of direction elected by the credit ors. The entire proceedings are placed under the care of a new salaried officer, termed a supervisor, whose duty it is made to guard the interests of all cerned by detecting wrong-doing, or omissions of duty, and reporting the same. The composition clause con tains many provisions tending to pro tect the rights of creditors as well as of debtors. Discharges cannot be ob tained as easily as under the former law, and the section devoted to crimes and their punishment has been found to overcome the constitutional objections urged against the former provisions on the subject. The convention adopted about twenty changes, the most im portant of which are mentioned above. con California Millionaires. Cincinnati Enquirer. Who is the wealthiest man in Cali fornia? "Jim Flood, worth $106,000,000 ; he is a liberal man and a shrewd one. He has built up on San Francisco Bay a new port called Costa City, with mag nificent storehouses and piers, from which the wood of those rich countries is shipped direct to Europe and the world. O'Brien, Flood's partner, is dead and his fortune distributed. Mack ey,one of the Bonanza crowd, is thought to be worth $606,000,000 and Jim Fair worth perhaps $40,000,000. ' ' as - in Haskell House! i Caldwell, Idalio Haskell & Smith, Proprietors. The Haskell House is the best hotel imddwell. It is pleasantly situated on Front We ii ive a first class cook, hence we have tirst Come all and give us a call. avenue in the upper portion of town, class meals served at all times. Charges reasonable. G A DWB ( The new Oregon Short Line town of Caldwell is advantageously located on the south bank of Boise River, at an altitude of 2,600 feet above the sea, a little more than 400 miles northwest of Salt Lake by rail, 150 miles northwest of Shoshone, 30 miles west of Boise City, and about 100 miles southeast of Baker City, Oregon. Silver City is due south 55 miles; the principal settlement of Payette Valley about Emraetsville and Falks Store are from 15 to 20 miles north; Idaho City and the "Boise Basin' ' country, so famous for Us rich mines, is from 45 to 60 miles northeast; the great Malheur and Owyhee farming regions are from 25 to 35 miles west, and the widely-known Weiser Region, with Welser City for its centre 50 miles northwest. In other words, Caldwell is in the heart of the vast agricultural region formed by the Junction of Boise, Payette, Weiser. Owyhee and Malheur Valleys with Snake River Valley, the junction of all these important rivers being within a radius of 60 miles. , is Boise Valley, 70 miles long; Payette Valley, 100 miles long; Welser Valley, IOO miles long; Malheur and Owyhee Valleys from 50 to 75 miles long each, and dozens of smaller valleys, ail within a day's drive, abound in evidences of successful agriculture, and invite the newcomer to settlement. In these valleys tributary to Caldwell there are not less than 7,000 inhabitants. Along the Boise, 40 to 75 miles east, and along the Payette from 50 to 75 miles north, are some of the heaviest forests cast of Puget Sound. There are hundreds of thousands of acres of pines equal to the best in Michigan, which can readily be floated down the river and worked up at Caldwell. Within a day's drive, and naturalh' tributary to Caldwell, are the great gold and silver mining regions of Silver City, Snake River, Quartzburgb, Placcrville, Idaho City, , which have made Idaho famous. These various raining regions, vast in extent and richness, will always furnish a splendid market for farmers in the country tributary to etc.. Caldwell, and will furnish us much bnsincss of various kinds. Climate mild as Southern Illinois or Salt Lake Valley, ripening peaches, melons, corn, tobacco, etc. Water good and Inexhaustible for domestic uses, power or irrigation. Superb wagon roads to all points as notecUon accompanying map. Building-stone abundant and good. Market for produce first-class at the railway and in raining camps. The Oregon Short Line Company has secured very extensive grounds at Caldwell, and will doubtless do much to make it the best point between Salt Lake and Portand. Our three-months-old town has some 600 inhabitants, 40 business houses, and about 150 structures in all. Our cash sales aggregate about $200,000 per month. In the past sixty days our town received 200 car-loads of lumber, 150 wagons, 600 car-loads of coal, and several hundred car-loads of merchandise. We have shipped 2,000 sacks of flour, 100, 000 pounds of wool, 75,000 pounds of hides, 120,000 pounds of Boise Valley fruits and 200,000 pounds of vegetables. Cash receipts at Caldwell depot arc about $40,000 per month. We have a telephone exchange and are building a branch telephone line up Boise Valley to Boise City. We have four hotels, five general merchandise stores, heavy stocks of hard ware and agricultural implements, two drug stores, jewelers, news-stand, lumber yard, blacksmith shops, livery stable, the usual quota of saloons, good free school, town hall, public park, etc., with tie life, nerve and improvements generally of eastern towns twenty years old and containing ten times our population. Arrangements have been made for storting astrong banking house, building waterworks and some very handsome residences. Town lots range in price from $40 to $300, and are a very tempting investment. Those sold have doubled in value in some cases in sixty days. -r-~ ■-» ' 7*exycTi « Z, olff • BJfowuuc rzvrv -J ■ <r 'CÛÜHCIL YAkLtr s %JHJTnav*o k ^GRAPHICALLY CORRECT Jt/^p —or— SOUTHWESTERN IDA LO. *> « rM ff 4^ i • tNOiÂtiy/tUÆTC i fs/IW/ß*** (r 1 own of Showing the relations of the new 4 ♦ $ CALDWELL WITH THE VAST «GAlCGLTUSAi., MINING, FOREST AMD CRA.'-JC RECIONSOFSNAKE, BOISE, OWY HEE, PAYETTE and WEISER RIVERS Compiled from Government Surveys -iQS 3 ,— J WL.tr* LU 4 s\ Ml III \ ii CW if I, 6 j; ÜÖ Ok* 'i 105 « WALOH *0*05 t/ä*C* sols**v cm (J 1 / u . 4 & tßAHHCP .I t*LLÊY <4 v fe>< A itfocirKur *LfitC*rfLL£ '^tg/f+cnru.Lf y 14 À *aBS£TS*0£ BLN D \sHMFKt T T*' c V Vf. oC u Ii A — ■V' Z-'B 0 ¥ 1 A. i c ♦o' e* n QiX> 1 & <■0 •S#? 56 foiS£ à/ne V r. 0 l 3 (1 7 / o / si f T & /' \ v CO? s [cZyjr Ttirry - 'comas ) Vi v 7*2 - c^y « ; V V * y / INTAIN HOI O' b •A. ■ . t. * r sr^ ■i 1 • C*THC*: fit J A iv •Ÿ i T WNCAU « f SOU*** êéOUtvrHIN •9 PROPRETORS OF IheLeadingSaloon In Caldwell. Finest Brand of G-oods in the Territory.. Front Avenue--See the Sign.