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Will Investigate the Ctate Pen
itentiary Officials.
jPouüe Recommend* That f.t Pass— Suter*»
MeaMirc to F ît Commission» For Selling
Live Stock In the State Was Favorably
Acted Oil—Convict »Tones Has Left the
State—Iowa and Nebraska New».
L incoln , March 1 (».—The resolutions
for an investigation of the alleged
cruelties practiced at the state peniten
tiary were adopted in the house and
genate Friday. The resolution was in
troduced by Crane (Douglas) as follows:
Whereas, Grave charges have boon and
are being made in the press of the state
against the wurden. Hon. A. D. Beemer,
find the contractor, W. II. Dorgan, eliarg
tog cruelty to convicts, attempted bribery
Und mismanagement of the penitentiary,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That a committee of five be
appointed to investigate said charges,
with power to send fur persons and papers,
ftnd report the result of their investiga
tion« to the senate at as early a date as
The house resolution was offered by
Brady (Buffalo) and although worded
Somewhat differently seeks to accom
plish the same purpose.
It is feared, however, that the pro
posed investigation c unes too lat > in the
session to produce practical results. The
senate has but 14 working days and the
house 11. But little more can ba ac
complislied in this time than a surface
Two years ago the senate appointed a
committee to investigate charges of ex
treme cruelty on the {»art of attaches of
the penitentiary toward the convicts,
but nothing came of it. Convict Jones,
whose stories of terrible cruelties in the
pen was the primary cause of the trou
ble, went to Council Bluffs Thursday
The house devoted nearly the entire
day to a discussion of the stock yards
bill No. 3Ü8.
The bill as it was recommended to
pass provides that the governor shall ap
point a live stock inspector, who shall
inspect all stock and determine which
are piggy sows and which are stags,
and who shall allow a dockage of not
to exceed 40 pounds for each piggy sow
and not to exceed 00 pounds for each
stag. The inspector is to receive for
compensation 15 cents per car for in
specting the same, to be paid by the
Maximum rates are fixed for stock
yards as follows: For yarding and
weighing cattle, 20 cents per head; for
yarding and weighing hogs, 0 c.:nts per
head; for yarding and weighing sheep, 1
cents per head.
It is declared to be unlawful for the
owners to charge a greater price for hay
and grain than doable the wholesale
market price of the same on the day
furnished in village or city where said
stockyards are locate 1. It is also de
clared to be" unlawful for the owners of
stockyards to sell less than 100 pounds
of hay for 100-weight, or less than .">(!
pounds of shelled corn or less than 70
pounds of ear corn for a bushel.
It is also declared to be unlawful for
the owners of stockyards to prohibit the
owner of any dead stock in such yards
from selling to any p.-r.- on or persons to
whom the owner of the dead stock may
desire to sell the same.
The penalty for violation of the act is
a fine for the first offense of not more,
than $100; for the second offense not
less than $100 nor more than $000, and
for each subsequent offense not less than
$I>00 nor more than $1,000.
The house also recommended to pass
Buter's bill to regulate the charges of
commission men. This bill fi ; >s t": -
maximum charges for commission us
For selling cattle. 40 cents per head
and not to exceed per car; for selling
hogs. 0 cents per head and not to exceed
$3 per car for single deck and $8 per
car for double deck cars; for selling
sheep, 4 cents per head, but not to ex
ceed $4 per car for single deck and $T
per car for double deck cars.
The penalty is a fine for the first of
fense of not less than $50 nor more than
$100; for the second offense, not less
than $100 nor more than $200, and for
eaoh subsequent offense not less than
$300 nor more than $503.
Carleton Must Hans.
L incoln , March 10.—The supreme
conrt refused to grant a rehearing to
Charles Carleton, the Fremont man con
demned to death. The supreme court
in January refused to grant Carleton a
new trial and fixed the date for his exe
cution on Aprii 26. Judge Maxwell ap
plied to the supreme court for a rehear
ing, which is denied. The date of exe
cution remains unchanged.
Says His Son I k I ds hip.
Nebraska City , March . —Reuben
Church swore out a warrant for the ar
rest of his son, Reuben D. Church,
charging him with insanity. Church
gained some notoriety a year ago by
commencing suit against the State uni
versity for refusing to grant him a di
Victory For the Associated Pre»*.
Lincoijj , March 10. —The supreme
-fourt reversed the judgment of the dis
trict court of this county giving the
Lincoln Daily Call $900 damages against
the Western Union for discrimination
in furnishing the Associated press re -
port, Judge Norval dissenting.
Returning to Nebraska Farm».
North Loup , March 10.—A number of
families who left this place last fall on
account of the crop shortage are either
now on their way back or have signified
their intentions of returning as soon as
the close of cold weather.
Seed Bonds Are No Good.
Butte , Nfb., March 10.— The county
commission» -s received a message from
Auditor M oi -e notifying them that the
seed grain bonds recently Toted by this
county could not be registered because
the attorney general deemed the law un
Official Notification of tlic Taking Effect of
the New Law.
Des Moines , la., March 10. —Charles
Robinson, pension agent for the district
of Iowa and Nebraska, received official
notice from Washington today to the
effect that, all pensioners receiving less j
than $(i per month receive that amount
in the future. There are over 3,300 of
them in the district and the yearly ex
penditures of the agency will he over
$110.000 more, because of the recent act
of congress authorizing the increase.
There are 2,(500 pensioners who receive
$1 a month and 6,000 who get $2, .and
the remainder of 3,300 reçoive odd rates.
The pensioners affected will be rerated
and the agency will look out for them
and send vouchers upon the new rating
at the April payment.
To Welcome Bryan.
Lincoln , Neb., March 10.—The Jeffer
son club of Lincoln has engaged Funk's
opera house for the evening of March 19
for the purpose of giving a reception to
Hon. W. J. Bryan. Mr. Bryan will ar
rive in Lincolu in the afternoon of that
day, and in the evening he will be ac
corded a very lively reception. It hap
pens that March 19 is Mr. Bryan's 35tli
Injured In a Football Game.
Ashland . Neb., March 10. —E. E
Hays, "half back" of the Ashland foot
ball team, has been confined to his bed
for several d :4 *s from the effects of an
injury received in the Beatrice-Ashland
football game. It is feared it may
prove serious.
Heavy Suit Against a Rank.
Sioux City , March JO.—Two suits
were commenced against the First Na
tional bank by D. H. Talbot t for an ag
gregate of $19-1,000.
Mrs. Peaney'8 Husband Released.
j Toledo , ©.. March 10.—There was a
new sensation in the mysterious murder
! of Mrs. Peter Peaney at Tontogany
when the dead woman's husband, who
I has been arrested for the crime, was re
leased and D. R. Edmond and his hired
! girl, Nellie Hart-zing, were taken into
j custody. Dr. Edmond is one of the
foremost citizens of the town.
Two Hrotliers Murdered.
"Wichita , Kan., March 10. —News is
received here of a double murder which
occurred six miles from Newkirk, O. T.
In a dispute over a land claim Cyrus
Cowan shot and instantly killed Burt
and Willie Coleman, brothers, aged re
spectively 22 and l G years. Cowan sur
Three Councilmeil Indicted.
Nf.w Orleans , March 10.—The jury
returned three separate indictments
against Councilmeil O. Desforges,
Thomas Haley, P. B. Caulfield and
others not yet known, for conspiracy to
receive a bribe from Charles Marshal,
superintendent of the Louisville and
Abilene Waterworks Sold.
j Abilene , Kan., March 10.—The Abi
11 o n r* waterworks plant, one of the lead
iiif.- X Misas properties of the American
I Debenture company of Chicago, was
old at master's sale to the bondholders'
committee for $20,000. It was bonded
for $150,000.
Horseman Brown's Funeral.
Chicago , March 10.—The funeral ser
vices of the late Samuel A. Brown of
Kalamazoo, Mich., who died at Los An
geles, Cal., will be held in this city.
In a speech at Canton, O., Souator Pcf
fcr predicted that the Populists would bo
absorbed by an anti-monopoly party.
Michigan senate has passed a factory in
spection bill which remedies serious de
fects in the former system.
Commodore Klbridge T. Gerry was sum
marily ejected from the New York legis
lative tloor for lobbying for a whipping
Charges of recklessness and incompet
ency have been made against the receivers
of the Louisville, Kvansvillc and St. Louis
Two b iys at Lo-; Angeles were poisoned,
one of them fatally, by cukes containing
strychnine, given by a neighbor.
Three members of the Detroit lire de
partment. while responding to an alarm,
were run down and injured by a train.
Henry A. Wing, for !58 years cashier of
the Grafton. Mass.. National bank, killed
himself by shooting.
Worried by his daughter's marriage
troubles, John Townsend of Lynchburg,
O., committed suicide by drowning.
Three hundred negroes have started
from Mississippi and Arkansas to found a
colony in Liberia.
First Baptist church of Cincinnati has '
sued the ministers' conference of that city
for $50,000 for alleged defamation.
A suit involving between $5.000,000 and
$10.000.000 has been filed at Denver for
one-half interest in the capital stock of the
Victor Coal and Coke company.
A mass meeting was held at Denver to
arrange for the holding of an international
mining and industrial exposition in that
city next year.
Kx-Governor Pattison of Pennsylvania
has abandoned politics and will resume
the active practice of law.
T. T. Thighpen, tax collector of Ware
county, Georgia, attempted suicide. He is
short $4.500.
The reorganization committee of the
Distilling and Cattle Feeding company in i
New York will perfect the plan of reor- j
The directors of the American Sugar ;
refiners have declared the regular quarterly I
dividend of 3 per cent on the common
The lemon crop of California promises
to exceed that of many recent years.
Adjutant General Prime has written
Colonel .T. H. Guest, commanding the Sec
ond regiment. Iowa National Guards.
that he lias decided to transfer Company
H from Burlington to Chariton.
John L. Crall of Farmlngton was found
dead at the McCutcheon hotel in Bur
lington. having left a gas jet open un
ligiited. He was 50 years old.
The annual meeting of the Hardin
County Farmers' institute is being held
at Iowa Falls.
The lato Alarm was tlio first horse to go
a mile in 1.42}-i.
Last season Ramspo won $21,000 in the
all aged division.
F.ugcne Leigh'3 Strnthmore, out of Fpin
away, is entered in the Epson Derby for
John R. Gontry will probably knock a
second or two off tho stallion record in
Historic old Jeromo park has been ac
quired by New York city for reservoir pur
Mascot will be campaigned again the
coming season in tho free for -11 pacing
"Lucky" Baldwin says that the horses
he will send east this season are tho best
he has ever shipped.
If Alix goes right, she should come very
near being the two minute trotter before
another season clcscs.
There are only 30 nominations for tho
Brooklyn Handicap of 1895, about one
half tho usual number.
The first authorized 6hop for tho salo of
horse meat was in Paris and was opened
to the publio on July 9, 1806.
Recently the St. Louis Fair association
received an offer of $ 1,000,000 for its fair
grounds property and racing plant.
German cavalry horses aro being shod
with shoes made of compressed paper.
They aro cemented to the hoof.
During tho siege of Paris in 1870-1 the
consumption of horseflesh reached 64,362
horses, 635 asses and three mules.
Joseph Seagram, "tho master of Water
loo," heads the list of Canadian owners
for 1804, his string having won $30,680.
Robert J, if ho can stand the severe
training that is, of course, absolutely nec
essary, should be the two minute pacor of
The man who owns tho great pacer Sal
adin, 2:05"^, is a very modest gontlenian
and declines to be recognized as a horse
man. He has bought Trainer Green's in
terest in tho hurso.—Horseman.
Ward McAllister was a thorough Amer
ican and at ull times upheld whatever was
American. —Rochester Union and Adver
Ward McAllister, tho first of America's
society autocrats, is also tho last, and this
is more than immortality.—New York
He gavo distinction to his mission, such
as it was, and his namo will bo remom
bered long after many other members of
tho Four Hundred are forgotten.—Indian
apolis Journal.
Ward McAllister was one of tho charac
ters of this generation. His name will be
remember»."! as long as the social history
of tho country is written and preserved.
—Baltimore American.
Altogether he showed himself a shrewd
observer of human naturo and a firm be
liever in Barnum's famous dictum that
tho American people like to be humbugged.
—Philadelphia Bulletin.
His only regret upon leaving this life
probably was that he could not take his
cardcase with him and would be under
the painful necessity of entering heaven
unintroduced.—Buffalo Enquirer.
He did his part well. He has made
wealth In New York city moro worth
while and has given hundreds of tho wives
of rich men a wholesome diversion and
an honorable ambition.—Philadelphia In
No buyer in the world know more about
wines than Ward McAllister. And, then,
his dinners! They were perfect in every
dotail and tho delight of bon vivants. Tho
bitterest enemy ho had in tho world onco
said of him, "Well, he can give dinners."
—Boston Herald.
W est Virginia's legislators are to wrestle
with the subject of woman suffrago. We
will now soon discover who builds the flres
in that state.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
The lyceums, young men's debating
clubs and literary societies aro all debat
ing woman suffrage this winter. This
question never attracted so much atten
tion in this state before.—Lcwiston Jour
Women are able now to exert a strong
influence upon public thought and public
affairs, and to take the ground that tlioy
need the ballot as a defense against men
is to underrate one sex and vilify the oth -
er . — Boston Journal .
Our facilities for giving our customers its best and most
goods for the money are unequalled in Montana;
G. T. PAUL, Manager.
T~~\ [TT O T\I "F T T "R 1\I T T T R d O
j_J 1 IN IT kJ 1 y 1N i. X X \ J—i
Dillon, Montana.
Gilbert's Brewery.
Ordeis for Keg and Bottled Beer Promptly Attended To.

Prices to suit the times
R. O. Hickman.
1878 i
b u
Dealers in
. Staple and Fancy.
Tobaccos, Cigars,
Brandies, Imported,
and California
We keep nothing but
the Best
We buy strictly for
cash, and will
not be undersold
Virginia City,
r d
Dealers ia
Agricultural Im
Farm, Freight, and
Spring Wagons
Harrows, Barbed
Wire, Etc.
—Agents for the—
California Powder Co's
Sporting and
Blasting Powder,
Fuse, Caps, Etc.

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