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Herald Printing Company.
Thursday and Saturday.
OlrciUtiwi Naarly Tkm Tkomiud.
oskaloosaT i i lowa.
February 4, 1886.
—Comrade Wilkinson, in his splendid
*Qrmnd Army Advocate? published es
pecially tor the lows boys in blue, in a
rasping article, shows up the apparent
neglect of the Legislature in not elect
ing some of the boys to place within its
gift It was a mistake not to have
done so—a mean, miserable mistake—
but who is too blame for it? Was it
not the soldier senators on the floor of
the senate who caused the defeat of
every soldier candidate but one? From
personal observation we say that this
is the truth. But Wilk well sketches
the kind of fellows who did it: “Some
very small men who were Union sold
iers, by some peculiar turn of the
wheel of fortune, have been elected to
some office, perchance constable or
justice of the peace, or it may be some
county or State office, or possibly a
member of the Legislature, forgot all
about those dark days, when as friends
we stood shoulder to shoulder with him.
He also forgets all about the friendship
rendered him by the old soldier, during
the last political canvass, which helped
to place him in power, and he turns
from the old true and tried friend and
showers his smiles, flattery, and places
upon those who were wrapped in
swadling clothes while we were saving
this country.” Again he says: “There
are some men Ailing the seats of sena
tors in the present legislature who are
the prince of noblemen, and will do
honor to the position that they hold.
Their interest in the soldier is honest
and they don’t make professions of
love for the men who fought the coun
try’s battles during the time of the
election in order to get their votes and
then give the lie to the same the mo
ment there is an opportunity to show
their sincerity. On the other hand
there are men holding down seats in
the senatorial chambers who claim to
have been Union soldiers that would
sell the interest of Christ out for the
smallest compensation in the line of
recognition for some of their kith and
kin, though he had been the bravest
and best representative of those who
saved the land.”
One of the chief pleas that Weaver
has made for years is that no man was
ever so good a friend to the poor men
of the land as he. Of course, he could
deadbeat his bills with poor printers,
as hs did with Eckart, but that made
no difference with his plea—he was
the solid friend of the poor man,
and he played his bamboozling harp of
a thousand strings right along. Elected
as a Green backer by fraud, by theft and
by cheat, he enters the Democratic
caucus, boomed Carlisle, and captured
the chairmanship of the Committee
on Expenditures in the Interior De
partment. The Committee meets or
dinarily twice a year—once in each
session, for no bills are referred to it.
There is a clerk generally appointed
for the Committee. Here was a chance
to help some one of the many poor
Green backers in lowa, who have
spouted up Weaver and greenback ism
until they have “gone up the spout”
financially. In this District there were
a number of fellows who have done all
the dirty work that Jim ever demanded
of them, but when it came to remem
bering these men they were as if of
the heathen and to be forever forgot
ten. Weaver knew that this was his
last chance, and he accordingly ap
pointed his own son, Abe Weaver, to
the place, and the boy enjoys the $42 a
week right nicely, for it is the biggest
thing he ever struck. But Abe is a
nice boy and not to be blamed for tak
ing the sugar off the spoon that his
paternal forces into his sweet little
mouth. The rule has been that the
clerk should draw his pay,—which is
almost entirely unearned, save about
ten per cent—only during the continu
ance of the session, when he would be
shut off from the teat. But this poor
man’s friend—our own Weaver—he
has it so arranged that the salary is
made annual, and for 52 weeks a year,
Abe Weaver will get his $42 per week.
It is a small matter of course—only
about SI,OOO a year -but that would be
splendid rations for some poor, lone,
howling Greenbacker out here. Jirnisa
daisy seven days in the week, and when
he forgets himself in the way of the
dollars, something strange and unna
tural will be found warping in his
mind. Still, we hope that out of his
windfall Abe will pay the amount due
Eckart, and set that much of the circu
lating medium in motion, in these
By Judge Baltin.
There seems to be trouble among the
financial politicians and political finan
ciers east and west without reference
to party lines. Gold is not plenty
enough to form the currency to do the
business of the country. Its value
fluctuates so that it is not a safe meas
ure of values. The same may be said
of silver, and also that its bulk and
weight is too great for convenient use
in amounts a|>ove twenty dollars. The
use of metal Currency also subjects the
coin to wear and waste causing great
loss. The greenback currency has been
the most useful currency the country
ever knew, and under wise legislation
may continue to be as good as the beet
paper known in the world.
Our national banks of issue are now
considered as good as gold. But their
issue is based upon United States bonds
which the government has promised to
pay with interaW. This leads to the
very rational Inquiry, why not the
United States issue the currency direct
instead of paying an interest to the
hanks and providing them bills of issue
and guaranteeing their payment ? But
these bonds should sometime be paid.
Some statesmen think differently, and
have even said that a national debt is
a national blessing. Whether this be
true or not there is a large number of
our citizens would be glad to have the
debt all paid. When these bonds are
paid the basis of our national hanks
will be gone. These securities are con
sidered good enough for banking on,
but their value ooosiste 1b the control
government has over the property in
terest* of the country and its power to
levy and collect taxes. Now, why
could not this authority be exercised
in a different w^y^H*l provide that the
property of the countrybe used as a
direct security feu- the currency of the
country ? There is no security so food
as real estate. Why could not the cur
rency needed tor the use of the coun
try be issued direct to the parties need
ing it, and the profit of its issue be a
source of revenue direct to the gov«n*
meat? Let the United Mates govern
ment or the Mate government issue to
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ernment guarantee the holder of the
currency against loss. This business
could be done through the county treas
urer’s office, or through any other
means which may be better. Thus, if
A owns real estate assessed at 910,000,
and wants 92,000 in currency, be applies
tofhe government, subjects his land to
the lien and receives the money. The
officer charges up the 92,000 against the
land and collects 960, the three per cent
interest, annually the same as other
taxes, and receives the principal in the
same way when due and releases the
land. In this way a currency could be
issued in such quantities and at such
times as the needs of the people would
require. It would regulate itself. The
circulation would enable people to pay
cash, so most laws for the collection of
debts between man might be repealed,
and thus the business of a man be
more certainly limited to his ability to
pay, and debts when made would be
debts of honor. The borrowers would
be the chief tax-payers. High or ex
tortionate interest would not be known.
It may be objected that this would so
enlarge the currency that it would be
of little vjdue. This need not be so.
Real estate is good as gold, and, if need
be, the government might hold a por
tion of gold and silver for redemption
of the currency while the prejudices of
trade continue to demand it. Persons
would take of this currency much in
the same way they eat their dinner.
Man eats to satisfy his need and not in
proportion to the amount placed before
him. So with the currency. No more
would be taken than could be profit
ably used. Whoever became a bor
rower of the government, would to
that extent become the payer of his
neighbor’s taxes, which men would not
hastily volunteer to do, unless they
could see a profit in it. The profit
could hardly be great when the chance
is open to so many. I think the details
for such a system could be arranged
without any difficulty. The change
could and should be made gradually,
without distuabance to the business of
the country. Neither debtor nor cred
itor should be disturbed by great
change of values. The results of such
a change would be radical and far
reaching. The land would be repre
sented as the basis of wealth. Produc
tive industry would have the power to
relieve itself from the grasp of the Shy
lock. Legitimate exchange would be
encouraged, banking business (except
of issue) would be largely increased,
and the safety of mercantile transac
tions greatly promoted. The farmer
would be especially benefited by having
the key to the financial position placed
in his hands.
Starting on a basis as set out above,
and applying it to an average county of
lowa, we can estimate how it would be
adapted to our wants. A county of 24
miles square contains 368,640 acres of
land. This valued at S2O per acre
equals $7,372500. Twenty per cent of
this is $1,474,560, which we may esti
mate as the average banking basis of a
county, omitting the valuation of the
towns and cities. Suppose the actual
issue of currency to equal one-half of
this sum, $737,280, and the population
to be 25,000, the issue would be less
than S3O per head, an amount not ex
cessive of the business demands of the
country. The interest on this amount
at three per cent would pay $22,118.40
annually of the taxes now paid by the
people of the county. This kind of
showing takes away all appearance of
danger of an oversupply of currency.
Money should be as easily got as prop
erty and no more valuable, so that
money and property would at all times
be readily interchangeable. The sys
tem proposed would be adapted to this
condition. When the currency would
not be needed it would naturally retire
and be relieved of the interest, and
when needed It would as naturally
come forth and remain in circulation
so long as a profit of over three per
cent could be made out of it When
this system shall be adopted the circu
lation will be more likely to be raised
above my estimate than to be reduced
below it
A prevailing low rate of interest will
make it possible to put all trading on a
cash basis, and more currency will be
needed continually in the hands of the
The great argument in favor of keep
ing up a national debt, that in time of
need monied men will have an interest
in keeping good the credit of the gov
ernment, iinds a parallel here. But the
persons interested in keeping the gov
ernment strong would be transferred
from a comparatively few bondholders
in the cities who never shot off a gun,
to the millions of real estate owners
all over the country, who could and
would, on short notice, when called for,
raise and equip and army that could
defy the world. In which hands would
the country be the safer? And this
system provide* a currency to meet the
demands of such emergencies.
Tk* Dolphin.
Naval circles in Washington are re
ported to be in a state of exhilaration
over the recent trial trip of the Dolphin.
The well-known desire of the Secretary
of the Navy to prove this vessel a fail
ure has all along been a subject of gos
sip among interested parties, and the
final trial of the ship was expected with
anticipations of fun ahead. When the
voyage was made, Mr. Whitney would
not trust the judgment of the command
er, who is a professional sailor and
might be expected to know something
about ships and engines, hut put on
board three experts, of whom, accord
ing to the New York Tribune, the first
bad qualified himself for this expert
duty Dy acting as an insurance detec
tive; the second had been a partner in
$ boiler factory, and the third bad com
manded a wooden packet in China.
Being thus eminently fitted for the del
icate service of determining how a steel
ship ought to behave in a storm, the
experts went abroad, hoisted in their
grog, gave their pantaloons a hitch, as
sumed a wise look and prepared to be
critical. But the Dolphin encountered
a pretty stiff gale and, to the intense
amusement of the weather-beaten tars
on board, the trio were compelled “to
seek the seclusion that the cabin
grants.” They were sea-sick, very sea
sick in fact* and staid so during all the
rough weather, only recovering their
health and assurance fully when once
more back on land. Who made the
critical observations expected of them
is not stated, but it is safe to assume
that all the sea-sickness that could be
crowded on the Dolphiu will not pre
vent a report from the unlacky trio,
and this document is looked for with
The thousands who suffered with
Rheumatism aud Neuralgia had a hard
time of it till the discovery of Athlo
phoros. Now they needn’t suffer if
thev don’t want to. AR. Denneu, D. D.
Third Congregational Church, New
Haven, writes thus: “Have long been
a victim of Rheumatism. During a re
cent severe attack I commenced to take
Athlophoros on Friday. Sunday 1
wts in my pulpit. Monday I went to
Boston well, and have remained so
You have indeed found a s[tecific.”
▲ IsmerkobU Trihnie.
Sidney Ourchundro, of Pitttburg, Pa.,
writes: “I have used DR. WM. HALL’S
years with tbe most gratifying results.
The relieving influence of HALL’S
BALSAM is wonderful. Tbe pain aud
rack of the body, incidental to a tight
cough, soon disappear by the use of a
spoonful according to directions. My
Wife frequently sends for HALL’S
BAUiAM instead of a physician, aud
health is speedily restored by it* use.”
of HeienTidboUgainst
Sundry State Meetings—Millers
—Temperance—Barbed Wire-
Tub Horticultural Talks.
Des Moines, January 25. The Pro
hibition Convention. The Horticultur
alists, Farmers Protective Association.
Sherman—Brown case etc. Special cor
respondence of the past week has been
very dull in the legislative sense, but
exceedingly lively in the way of con
ventions; not less than four State Con
ventions being in session at the same
time. These were the convention of
millers, the prohibition state con
vention, the lowa State alliance, and
the meeting of the State horticultural
society. The farmers protective as
sociation, also held their annual meet
ing during the week. The snow block
ade proved too much for the millers and
they adjourned over to the second
Tuesday in July, after electing the fol
lowing officers: Presidents. D.Nichols,
Panora; Vice President, Abner Graves,
Dow City; Secretary, J. G. Sharp, Des
were more brave in facing possible
blockades, and succeeded in getting to
gether the largest convention of the
kind ever assembled in the State.
There were nearly 600 delegates present
representing 80 counties, and many able
speeches were made. The collections
amounted to over 9600, and a plan was
adopted for thorough and effective
work during the coming year. This in
cludes the raising of money by all
county organizations to be used in the
prosecution of cases in their localities.
Nearly all the prominent prohibition
ists from the different parts of the
State were present, and new life and
new vigor seemed to be infused into
the assembly. A motto from Gov.
Larrabee’s inaugural address was hung
across the stage bearing these words,
“The saloon should never again have a
legal existence in lowa.” The Govern
or himself made a short address at the
close of the hist meeting, advising those
present to take some of their en
ihusiam home with them. He seemed
to be thoroughly in sympathy with the
Mrs. Larrabee became a life member of
the State alliance. Besides the usual
resolutions passed there was oue favor
ing woman suffrage in the large cities.
This however met with considerable
opposition and was adopted by a close
vote. The farmers protective associa
tion was well attended, and a new
board of directors chosen as follows:
M. L. Devin, Des Moines; L. S. Coffin,
Ft Dodge; J. G.Brown, Marshalltown;
James Wilson, Traer; Henry Wallace,
Winterset. Andrew Hasty, Carlisle; J.
W. Murphy, Newton; C. H. Crosby,
Grinnell, and B. F. Gue, of Des Moines.
The Secretary’s report showed the re
ceipts for the past year to have been
91876.00, and the expenses the same,
most of which was paid out for legal
services. The association expressed a
determination to press the appeal from
the recent adverse decision regarding
the Glidden patent by the U. S. District
Court to the Supreme jCourt of the U.
S. for final action, and"
asking the legislature to appropriate
the sum of $2500 for this purpose. The
State horticultural society was also
well attended, but the reports from the
various districts were very dis
couraging. In northern lowa the
Duchess of Oldenberg and the Ben
Davis appear to be the only apples that
have withstood the severe weather, and
in some sections even these were badly
damaged. In eastern lowa according
to the reports more than one-half of
the apple trees are dead, and smail
fruits have also suffered severely.
Southwestern lowa though even here
the trees did not entirely escape, furn
ished the most encouraging reports.
The conventions were almost unan
imous in the determination to devote
special attention in the future to
seedlings, hoping thereby to develope a
few varieties sufficiently hardy to stand
the most severe weather. The officers
elected for the ensuing year are as fol
lows: President, Hon. Silas Wilson, of
Atlantic; Vice President, John W.
ltagg, of Waukee; Secretary, G. B.
Brackett, of Denmark, Lee County.
District directors were also chosen.
The long contested
has at last been disposed of by Gov.
Larrabee, who on last Saturday even
ing rt voked the order of suspension
issued by Governor Sherman. Auditor
Brown immediately took possession of
the office, and reinstated his former
deputy and clerks. Acting Auditor
Cattell filed a protest against this actioo,
but it is an open question whether
anything further will be done in the
matter. To-morrow the assembly
meets again, when solid work will be
gin. The impeachment case of Judge
Hayes and the Iteiniger contested
election are likely to prolong the
session for some time. Zet.
Washington, January 22d, 1886.
The skirmishing between President
Cleveland and the Republican Senators,
which has been progressing quietly for
a week, has now reached an interesting
crisis. Due point in the controversy is
the President’s inconsistency. In many
of his nominations he has violated his
professed principles of Civil Service re
form through competitive examina
tions. He has made partisan appoint
ments, and lias ignored that clause of
the constitution which says the Presi
dent shall nominate, and “by and with
the advice of the Senate” appoint etc.
advise with the President in regard to
appointments without some inter
change of views V And how can such
an interchange be brought about while
a large number of Senators hold that
the Senate has no business to know
anything about the President’s reasons
for making appointments. This is
precisely the situation now. When the
Senate Finance committee called upon
the President to furnish information
in regard to certain removals, suspen
sions and appointments of officials the
President instructed his Cabinet to
them certain papers on file in the De
partments. But these papers related
only to appointments. Each package
of papers furnished bore evidence that
the documents bearing on suspension
from office had been removed and
withheld from the Committee. Each
package was accompanied by a letter
of transmittal, in which the Cabinet
officer stated that he had not been di
rected by the President to furnish any
information in regard to suspensions
from office under section 1,768 of the
Revised Statutes.
then took the position that they would
require reasons for the suspensions
from office and that the Administra
tion should be made to furnish them.
Senator Edmunds made a long speech
on the subject maintaining that while
the Senate may not call upon the Pres
ident to explain his acts, it is justified
in asking of him ail information in his
possession upon which his acts are
based. He said the officials who were
suspended and their friends were en
titled to know what charges had been
made aud wbat influences had been
exerted to bring about removals under
an Administration which had repeat
edly declared that faithful officials
should be retained in office, and that
removals would not be made except
for cause. The Senator from Vermont
declared positively that he would not
agree to the confirmation of the suc
cessor of any suspended officials unless
the Administration would furnish in
formation on which the Senate could
act intelligently. He was in favor of
authorizing each Senate committee to
for {tersons aud papers and to bring
before it the mem tiers of the Cabinet,
if need lie, to ascertain why suspen
sions had been made. He would op
pose all such confirmations until there
was at Least extracted from the Admin
istration the avowal that it had no in
formation bearing upon such cases.
is very puzzling to the Democratic
Senators who caucus on the question
“what to do” about once a day. Since
the President has declined to bold con
fidential relations with bis party in the
Senate, it is difficult for the latter to
reach a basis of harmonious action.
When asked by the Democratic Hemt
tors what he would have them do in
regard to the action of the Republican
Senators and his nominations, he told
them to do what they thought beet.
The latest report from the President is,
that he will recede from his position
and furnish ali the information desired,
but this report has not yet been con
again this week, the silver question
has held awav. The speeches of Sena
tors Teller of Colorado, Eustisof lowa,
and Morrill of Vt attracted consider
able attention. Senator Teller's State
produces one-fourth of the annual sil
ver yield of the world, ilia argument
was directed principally against the
acts of the Secretary of the Treasury,
ijccauae, be said, they had a tendency
to disturb the public mind, and every
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scheme that could disgrace silver, had
the sanction of Government officials.
criticised the silver policy of the Ad
ministration, as was expected, and the
Senator from Vermont opposed farther
coinage. Being a Republican, he
premised with a remark about the
necessity of coming to the rescue of
the President and Secretary of the
Treasury against the cruel attacks that
had been made on a cardiual measure
of the Administration by the Demo
cratic Senators. He knew the fate of
those who ventured to interfere with
family quarrels, but this measure by
which silver might be maintained on a
par with gold, was entitled to support.
Buoklen'a Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all the
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Green & Bentley.
Chas. Lee, of Odebolt, lias fallen heir
to 910,000 by the death of an uncle in
A Answer Wanted.
Can any one bring us a case of
Kidney or Liver Complaint that
Electric Bitters will not speedily cure?
We say they can not, as thousands of
cases already permanently cured and
who are daily recommending Electric
Bitters, will prove. Bright’s Disease,
Diabetes, Weak Back, or any urinary
complaint quickly cured. They purify
the blood, regulate the bowels, and act
directly on the diseased parts. Every
bottle guaranteed. For sale at 50c. a
bottle by Green & Bentley. 1
Of Interest to old Soldiers.
A rather interesting point has re
cently been decided by the Second
Comptroller of the Treasury. In the
early part of the war for the Union
there was a good deal of confusion
over the manner in which troops were
raised and enrolled. At that time a
good many soldiers failed to receive
any pay until they were mustered into
the service. They may have enlisted,
and been to all intents and purposes
soldiers for a considerable time previ
ous to being examined and mustered
into the service of the United States.
A good many Paymasters regarded
soldiers as State militia until they were
formally mustered into the service,
and so failed to pay them prior to that
ime. Later in the war the rule al
ways prevailed of paying from the
time of enlistment. The auditing of
ficers of the Treasury have always re
fused to open the Paymasters’accounts
again and look up these matters, but
the decision of the Second Auditor in
this particular case has made it neces
sary that the soldier be paid. It is be
lieved that there are a good many eases
where a small sum is due to soldiers
in this way. In some instances it will
probably not amount to more than 50
cents, and in others it is probably much
larger. The Treasury officials dread l
the toil that is entailed by the reopen
ing of the paymasters' accounts, but
there is no other way if the decision is
A dose of Red Star Cough Cure will
prevent you disturbing the congrega
tion, and put you in a right frame of
mind to enjoy the services. Twenty
five cents a bottle.
Farmers of Clarke county complain
of the appearance of black-leg among
their young stock.
For enterprise, push and a desire to
get such goods as will give the trade
satisfaction, W. A. Wells, the Druggist,
leads all competetion. They sell Dr.
Bosanko’s Cough and Lung Syrup, be
cause its the best Medicine on the mar
ket, for Coughs, Colds, Croup and Pri
mary Consumption. Price 50 cents and
91.00. Samples free. 1
The Mitchell County Horse Protec
tive Association has a cash balance of
$785.27 in its treasury.
When Baby ni rick, *8 gare bar Caatoria,
When she «« a Child, she cried for Castor!*,
When she became Miss, she clnng to Caatoria,
When aha had Children, ah* (are them Castor!*,
A raid was made on the Sigourney
saloons last week. About a carload of
liquors weri» captured.
The Prettiest Lady in Oskaloosa.
Remarked to a friend the other day
that she knew Kemp’s Balsam for the
Throat and Lungs was a superior rem
edy, as it stopped her cough instantly
when others had no effect whatever.
So to prove this W. S. Mays, Druggist,
West High St. will guarantee it to all.
Price 50 cents and sl. Trial size
free. 1
Mrs. Ward, mother of Mrs. D. F. W.
Parker, of Dubuque, died suddenly
Sunday afternoon, while sitting in her
chair. Her age was 61 years.
Itch, Prairie Mange, and Scratches
of every kind cured in 30 minutes by
Woolford’s Sanitary Lotion. Use no
other. This never fails. Sold by Green
& Bentley, Druggist, Oskaloosa. 24-3 m
George Gerspacher has been arrested
at Council Bluffs under the charge of
being implicated in the recent murder
of James Hughes, in that city.
I have had nasal catarrh for ten
years so bad that there were great sores
in my nose, and one place was eaten
through. 1 got Ely’s Cream Balm. Two
liottles did the work. My nose and
bead is well. I feel like another man.
—C. S. McMillen, Sibley, Jackson Co.,
Mo. 24-2
The clothing house of L. H. Mossier,
of Council Bluffs, was burglarized
Tuesday night, ond a large amount of
goods taken. Entrance was effected by
breaking a window.
The smallest in size, but the greatest
in usefulness, Little Giaut Cough Cure.
Sold by W. A. Wells & Co.
A freight train ran into the rear of
the east-oound passenger on the North
western road at Carroll Tuesday, break
ing up the sleeping car badly and throw
ing the freight engine from the track.
Ministers, Lawyers, Teachers, and
others whose occupation gives them
but little exercise, should use Carter’s
Little Liver Pills for "torpid liver and
biliousness. One is.a dose. 24w5
Wm. Logan, of Manchester, who be
came insane aud was taken to the
asylum at Independence, committed
suicide shortly after arriving there.
Joe Severa, a saloonisl of Oak Hill, a
suburb of Cedar Rapids, ignorantly
took an overdose of cantharides and
will probably die. He is in great agony.
The board of supervisors of Warren
county refused to grant permits to
druggists to sell intoxicating liquors
for medical and mechanical purposes.
The Burlington Gas Company on
Thursday sold all its stock to the United
Gas Improvement Company of Phila
delphia. The cash consideration was
John Henry and his son were fined
SSOO each for keeping saloon in Mis
souri valley contrary to law. The fine
was promptly paid and the offenders
The lowa railroad commissioners
recommend tbe passage of a law making
it an offense for anybody to walk along
the tracks of railroads except those
connected with or in the employ of the
The retiring members of the board of
supervisors of Crawford county were
given a banquet by prominent men
from different parts of the county, and
were each presented with gold watch
Conrad Baudler, of Hheldon, is soon
to come into possession of about $7,000,
through the good fortune and honesty
of an old friend who failed some years
ago, leaving him in tbe lurch as an in
James Fitzgerald, a farmer residing
atotr Kent, fell dead Saturday morning
while building the fire in his kitchen.
He was a healthy, hearty man about
60 years old and leaves a family of six
Mrs. 8. T. Double attempted suicide
at her home in Des Moines last week.
•She swallowed a very large dose of car
bolic acid, but medical aid betug soon
secured she was saved from death at
her own hands.
The Orange City Leader says there
was a surprise party started out the
other night to surprise another party,
and they ware surprised to find that
the party they wished to surprise wss
Th« General Assembly Again In
Des Moines, Jan.2B.—The senate convened
at Sp. m. The following petitions and resolu
tions were presented:
By Donnan, a petition from several citizens
asking for passage of laws to prevent adulter
ation of dairy products, also for the appoint
ment of a state dairy commissioner to enforce
these laws. Bv Wool son, two petitions for
additional laws to aid in the enforcement of
prohibition; also, to prevent the circulation of
obscene literature. By Clark, asking for in
struction in public schools on the hygienic ef
fect of use of narcotics and intoxicating li
quors. By Scott, a memorial from the state
agricultural society stating briefly what had
been done with the appropriation granted to it
by the last general assembly, and asking for
$50,000 additional for improvement of new fair
A large number of bills were introduced,
among them one by Clark, for instruction in
public schools on effect of use of alooholic li
quors. By Miles, requiring telegraph compa
nies to send and deliver messages In the order
of their receipt, giving preference only to gov
ernmental dispatches, and in some instances
to press dispatches; also fixing the tariff on
messages at twenty-five cents for twenty
words between any points in the state, with
one cent additional for each word over twenty;
also, a bill to prevent unjust discriminations
by railway companies in the use of cars and
transportation of freight and passengers. By
Weber, locating the supreme court at the sapl
tal of the state. By Stevens, to prohibit trade
in diseased bogs and to prevent the spread of
hog cholera. By Casey, to establish county
courts and provide for election of county
judges. By Henderson, to establish a state
dejiartment of insurance and banking, with a
commissioner in charge. The bill provides
that the commissioner shall be appointed
by the governor by April Ist, and shall servo
fer two years at , a salary of
two thousand dollars per year.
Senator Johnson introduced the following
joint resolution aud moved to have it adopted,
but yielded to the suggestion that consideration
of it be deferred fer the present and it be made
the special order of business for Thursday,
3. p. in.
lit U resolved by the general assembly of the
itote •/ lowa, the senate and house concurring:
That whereas grave aud serious charges are
made against one John L. Brown, now dis
charging the duties of auditor of state, as more
fully appears in the annexed copy of an affida
vit, purporting to have been made by one
Bruce Rdid, as to the facts occurring while said
“Reid” was in the employ of said Brown, as
assistant examiner of fire Insurance compa
“L Bruce Ried, being duly sworn, say that I
was employed by H. 8. Vail on the 18th of May,
1884, to assist said Vail in examination of fire in
surance companies in lowa, under the instruc
tions of auditor Brown of that state. The price
to be paid me (Bruce Reid) was agreed upon at
sixty dollars($80) per month, aud I at once en
tered upon my duties. I was engaged in as
sisting in the examination of the following
aonipauies: The Hawkeye, State, Monarch,
and Des Moines, up to the 17th of August,
1884. On the 18th of August, 1884, the exam
ination of the Burlington Insurance company
was begun, and on the following day, while I
was in Burlington, my pay was raised to seven
ty-five dollars ($75) per month, and the raise
was to include the previous month, and I re
ceived during the examination of other lowa
companies, the said seventy-five dollars per
month, and I remained In the employ of said
Vail until the first of December, 1884, when
my salary was again increased to $83.83 per
month, and I remained in the employ of said
Vail until March, 1885. I now positively
know that said Vail, during the whole of the
time, until, sav the Ist of January, 1885, charged
the several insurance companies of lowa for
my services at the rate of five dollars ($5) per
day, and two dollars and a half ($2.50) per
evening, when employed at night or in case of
extra hours work.
At said Vail’s request, I signed vouchers at
the latter rate and received a check in full for
same, which again at Vail’s request was en
dorsed by me, and immediately returned to
said Vail. He then paid me at the rate stated
above, viz: ISO and #75 a month. This was
done to cover up his method of getting the
difference between what was paid me and what
he collected from the companies for my ser
vices, which Vail told me was to be turned
over to Auditor Brown for election campaign
In the case of the examination of the Bur
lington Insurance Company, I received for my
services not to exceed one hundred dollars
(#100) at the rate of #75 per mouth, and said
Vail collected for said services the sum of two
hundred and seventy-five dollars and sixty
three cents (#275.63) from the Burlington In
surance Company. Bkucb Reid.
State of Illinois, County of Cook, sa. Per
sonally appeared Bruce Reid, signer of the
foregoing affidavit, who made solemn oath to
the truth of the same before me this 30th day
of March, A. D. 1885.
(Signed) Allen W. Peck, Notary Public.
And that whereas, it is charged that said
Browu has extorted large sums of money from
the banking institutions and the Insurance
Companies of this State as examining fees, by
himself aud his appointees, which fees he has
refused and failed to turn over to the Treas
urer of State, although commanded to do so
by the Chief Executive of State.
Tbrrefore, be it resolved that a committee of
five (5) be appointed, two (2) from the senate
»nd three (8) from the house, which commit
tee shall consist of at least one (l) democrat
from each branch of the general assembly,
who are instructed to examine into the con
duct and acts of said Brown, bis employes and
appointees in the examinations of the fire in
surance companies and (tanking instltuUons of
this state, and the fees collected for the same
and the charges made in the said copy of the
said affidavit, and report their findings at as
early a date as practicable, to the General As
That the said committee when appointed
shall have the power to compel the attendance
of witnesses, administer oaths, and shall have
access to all of the records in the office of au
ditor of state, and shall be authorised to em
ploy such clerical force as In their judgment
may seem necessary.
And whereas, the ex-attorney general, the
Hon. Smith McPherson, aud the present at
torney general, have each furnished to the ex
ecutive, the Hon. Buren R. Sherman, their
written apinion, that said feas were not per
quisites of of the office of state auditor, that
said Brawn has and still refuses to account to
the state for the same, and for such refusal to
so account the late governor refused to ap
prove the official bond of said Brown as audit
or of state, and appointed an auditor of state
who qualified as such auditor.
And whereas, his excellency, William Larra
bee, governor of the state, has removed the ap
pointee of his predecessor and Installed said
Brows in the office of auditor of state without
investigating the charges against said Brown
heretofore narrated.
The House convened at 2p. in. The Speak* i
announced several appointments, and also the
standing committees. A large number of bills
were Introduced, among which were the fol
lowing: By Benson, to establish a Soldiers’
and Sailors’ Home in lowa. By Berryhill, to
regulate the screening of coal and to establish
a just and uniform system of weights and
measures between employes and employers.
By Boggs, for tbs election by tbe people at tht
general election of three railroad commission
ers. By Burgess, for au act authorizing board
of supervisors to construct, keep up and main
tain free public bridges over streams dividing
their resjjective counties. By Chamberlain,
abolish the circuit court and circuit court
’tfiidge and create a county court and county
-Judge. By Coleman, to prevent the biackllst
of employes. By Culbertson, of Des
Moines, for the protection of mechanics aud
laboring men by prohibiting the hiring of con
vict labor. By Dabney, for an act relating to
the election of railroad commissioners, the
regulation of State commerce, and the fencing
of railroads. By Deltz, for an act to appro
priate funds to finish buildings and buy lands
for the Orphans’ Home at Davenport By
Finn, to prevent the use of free passes on rail
roads by public officers and others. For an
act fixing the terms, the time and place «f
holding the terms of the Supreme Court the
place being at tbe State House in Des Moines,
and the time the third Tuesdays in September,
January and April. For an act for the pre
vention of overcharge, etc., by railroads.
By Holbrook, to prevent unjust discounting In
rates for transportation of freights. By Keat
ley, establishing a board of Arbitration in
labor matters. To amend Chapter 2, Title
XXIV, relating to contagious diseases In do
mestic animals. By Lyons, of Guthrie, legal
izing the acts of the incorporation ef Bayard,
Quthrle county. To regulate the weighing of
coal at mines, and to establish a just and uni
form system of weights between employers
and employes. To amend section 1091 ef the
Code of 1878, providing for Incorporation of
trade unions and other organizations of
labor. By Overbolteer, establishing a separate
insurance department to include the supervis
ion of banks; to provide for tbe election of
commissioner therefor, and define his duties.
To provide for tbe election of railroad commis
sioners. By Pattee, to prohibit the traffic in
hogs Infected with hog cholera aud other sup
posed contagious diseases, and prevent the
spread of tbe same. By Kaiusey, to prevent
improper combinations by insurance compa
nies. By Reynold*, appropriating $275 for the
payment to E. W. Stier of his claitna for sub
sistence furnished the militia of lowa. By
Robb, to tax insurance companies for the
relief of disabled volunteer firemen
and tbeir families. By Tesla, author
ising the court to limit attor
neys In argument to the court and Jury.
By Tipton, legalising the Incorporation of the
town of Riverside. Washington counts. Bv
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Weaver, to auunend title 35, of the Code of
18T8, relating to the grand jury and numbers
of grand Jurors necessary to concur in the find
ing of an indictment; also, to provide for
holding persons charged with crime, to an
swer without the intervention of a grand jury;
also, to provide for the creation of a depart
of Insurance; also, for an act to amend chap
ter 7, of title 5, of the code of 1873, relating to
the suspension of state officers. By Withrow,
making an appropriation for erection of an
additional wing to the lowa Hospital for the
the insane at Mt. Pleasant, fer female patients,
and to make appropriation for said hospital.
By Storey, to regulate the sale of Imitation of
batter and cheese. To provide for the manner
of levying executions aod attachments on per
sonal property which cannot be readily taken
Into the possession of the officer. By Spencer,
to legalize the incorporation of Ruthven, Kos
suth county. Mr. Lyons, of Guthrie, offered
a joint resolution relative to the election of
state, judicial aud county officers, changing
the time of election to every two years, and
making the term of Supreme Judges ten years.
Mr. Coleman offered a joint resolution amend
ing the constitution prohibiting the passage of
any law contracting convict labor. Adjourned.
Des Moines, Jan. 27’—A number of bills
were introduced, among them one by Clark,
for the appointment of police commissioners
In all cities of four thousand population. This
provides that the governor shall appoint three
commissioners, who shall hold office for a
term of three years. They shall have eontrol
of the police, and the execution of all penal
laws, and can be removed by the governor for
Inefficiency or neglegt of duty. By Sweeney,
a bill to require foreign corporations doing
business In the state to incorporate under the
laws of lowa. It is the same as the Sweeney
bill of the Twentieth General Assembly. By
Caldwell, a bill to regulate the practice of
medicine in lowa. By Wolfe, to provide for
the election of county attorneys, and to dfine
their duties, fix their salaries, etc. By Gatch,
exempting homesteads to the value of SI,OOO
from taxation after 1887. By McDonouch, to
encourage manufactures aud exempt factories *
from taxation for five years. By Weber, to
grant municipal suffrage to women. By Car
son, to promote temperance by giving to cities
the power to license or prohibit the sale of in
toxicating liquors. (That is what is known as
the “Mayors’ bill.) By Hutchinson, provid
ing for making uniform various classifi
cations of property for purposes of taxation.
A number of* petitions and memorials were
Introduced, among them three asking for leg
islation against the adulteration of dairy pro
ducts, and the appointment of dairy commis
sioners. By Schmidt, mernoralLztng congress
In favor of the Hennepin canal. Referred to
committee on Federal relations. By Dooley,
asking congress to make more stringent reg
ulations against Chinese immigration. Re
ferred to same committee. By Donnan, ask
ing for the creation of a committee on suffrage.
Referred to committee on rules. By President
Hull, to prevent railway traffic on Sunday. A
resolution was Introduced by Senator Johnson
requesting the appropriation committee to re
port to the senate all bills for general appro
priations by March Ist. After some debate the
resolution was adopted.
A number of petitions on various subjects
were presented and referred. Among the bills
Introduced were the following: By Ball, to
regulate the charges of telephone companies.
By Benson, authorizing the levy by any county
of a tax of #4,000 for soldiers’ monuments. By
Bradley, legalizing the acts of the council of
Beymour in their purchase of public parks. By
Bruce, legalizing the acts of the incorporation
of Rolfe, Pocahontas county. By Brown,
for an act to amend section 625 of the
code In relation to the rejection of ballots.
By Culbertson, of Des Moines, to assess and
tax unimproved lands and town lot land for
speculation the same as Improved. By Dens
more, a bill in relation to the inspection of
illuminative oils. By Keatley, a bill relating
to the payment of fines and forfeitures. By
Overholtzer, authorizing the adoption of uni
form text books and the contracting for the
same. By Redhead, to fix the compensation
of employes and officers of the General Assem
bly. By Robb, for local option, and to regu
late and control the sale of malt and vinous
liquors. By Scballer, to create the office of
Insurance Commissioner, no person being eli
gible to the position who is In any way pecu
niarily Interested in any insurance company.
Also a bill relating to bulletin boards In pas
senger depots. By Stiger, for the transmission
of telegraph messages, and for the election of
Railroad Commissioners. By Storey, prohib
iting the taxing of attorney’s fees. By Teale,
requiring railroads to fence their roads. By
Thompson, of Clayton, for the election of a
prison commission for the regulation of crim
inals and the reformation of the same. By
Thompson, of Linn, to prevent fraud in
imitation of cheese and butter. To regulate
the practice of medicine and surgery In the
State of lowa. By Weaver, to require rail
ways to furnish transportation to certain State
and district officers. By Wilbur, to provide
far the investigation of physiology and hy
giene to children in schools with special refer
ence to the use of alcohol and narcotics upon
the human system. By Withrow, providing
.for fees of Mayors and Marshals when serving
ia State eases. By Culbertson, of Carroll, in
relation to the collection of dog taxes.
Mr. Dabney offered the following resolution:
That a committee of three members be ap
pointed by the speaker, no two of whom shall
belong to tbe same political party, to ascer
tain and report at as early a day as consistent
with a complete and thorough investigation of
the following facts to wit:
1. The entire amount paid out. of the state
treasury as attorneys’ fees in all matters grow
ing out of and connected with tbe alleged diffi
culties between the Hon. B. It Sherman and
Hon J. L. Brown
a. To whom and out of what funds the same
kas been paid.
a. The amount of state warrants issued in
payment of attorneys fees in the matter afore
4. The full amount of costs paid in all the
civil and criminal cases commenced and prose
cuted In connection with the said alleged diffi
5. The gross amount of outstanding war
rants drawn in payment of all costs and ex
penses connected with said matter.
6. The full amount paid to the Governor’s
Guards and state militia and all other persons
for services rendered in ejecting the said J. L.
Brown from the state house.
7. How much was received by the Hon. J.W.
Cattell and his deputies and clerks from the
time of the suspension and ejection of the Hon.
J. L. Brown until his reinstatement by Gov.
Larrabee, giving the names of the clerks and
ieputies employed and the amount received
tnd time of employment of each.
8. 'Hie full amount paid to tbe Hon. J. L.
Brown as attorney’s fees and whether the same
jras paid out of the state treasury' or out of his
»wn private funds.
9. Ascertain whether or not the Hon. J. L.
Brown has received any compensation for the
lme for which he was kept out of office by the
tctlon of the Hon. B. R. Sherman. And be it
RettAved, That his excellency, the governor,
rod the Hon. J. L. Brown be,' and are hereby
requested to, produce and furnish the com
niltee with all books and documents necessary
lo enable the said committee to get at the ex
set facts pertaining to the whole matter under
Des Moines, Jan. 28.—Petitions were intro
duced asking laws to prevent railway traffic oa
Sundays. Also to require railroads to fence
their tracks, within at least a year after the
completion of the road. Also to prevent the
publication and vending of obscene literature.
Several bills wers introduced, among them, 8.
F. No. S 3, by Robinson, to create the office of
insurance commissioner and provide for his
appointment. By Caldwell, 8. F. No. 96, for
an act to require railway companies to fence
their tracks. By Knight, 8. F. No. 108, for an
act prohibiting contract labor in tbe prisons of
the state, and forbidding a renewal of, present
contracts foa such convict labor. At three
o’clock the chair announced as the special or
der the consideration of the resolution intro
duced by Senator Johnson, calling for a com
mittee of investigation in the Brown matter.
Senator Johnson spoke in favor of his resolu
tion and asked tbe yeas and nays on Ms adop
tion. Senator Woolson asked leave to intro
duce a substitute for the original resolution,
which was then read. It asked for a general
investigation into ail matters connected with
the Brown suspension, and proposed for that
purpose a committee of three from each house-
Beuator Johnson moved that the substitute be
printed and consideration of it be deferred un
til Mondny at 2 p. m., when it be made the
special order. Senator Young opposed post
ponement; Senator Casey opposed any inves
tigation. Senator Sweeney spoke in favor of
immediate consideration of the substitute, as
did also Senator Knight Senator Bolter
mured to amend by inserting the provision
that one democrat be appointed on the com
mittee of Investigation. On this amendment
the yeas and nays resulted 23 to 23. The chair
then voted with the yeas and Bolter’s amend
ment carried. Several motions were made,
when finally Senator Johnson moved to post-
Cae the whole nutter until Tuesday next.
«U He then moved to adjourn. Carried.
A number of petition* were presented asking
the legislature to take action In the matter of
running trains on Sunday, and recommended
in the report of the railroad commissioners.
Mr. Walker presented a resolution in regard to
the suppression of sensational literature. The
fallowing bills were introduced, and referred:
By Thompeon, to authorize railroad companies
to condemn right of way in which to Solid
anow fences and plant hedge fences. By Brown,
to appropriate $50,000 to tbe state agricultural
society far the furnishing of their grounds.
By Consins, relating to divorces. This pro
vides that when after marriage the husband
becomes insane and is pronounced incurable
iyr the superintendent of the state hospital tor
the Insane, the wife may obtain n divorce. By
Craig, making It a felony for two convictions
ef larceny within a space of three months. By
Overholtxer, providing for the licensing
of the sale of Intoxicating liquors
at their option to cities of S,OOO inhabitants.
By Reynolds, to provide for the appointment
of Inspectors for steam boilers. By Shaw,
prohibiting the charging by railroads of the
ten cents extra fare.
Mr. Culbertson, of Dcs Moines county, pre
sented a memorial from the Mayors of lowa,
in the interest of temperance, the same haring
been adopted by the Mayors’ convention held
in this city In December last. After the read
ing of the introduction the further reading was I
dispensed with.
Mr. Dabney’s resolution, which had been
laid over, relating to the Brown and Sherman
matter, then came up for consideration. Mr.
Benson offered an amendment changing the
resolution offered by Mr. Dabney to read a
aoncurrent resolution. Mr. Benson said be
nras in favor of making this investigation as
thorough as possible. This amendment was
intended by Mr. Holbrook to read, a commit
tee of five, three from the house and two from
the senate. The ayes and nays were called
for—ayes 73, nays 24.
Mr. Thompson of Linn, offered a substitute
providing for aa committee of six, three
from the house and three from the sen
ate. Mr. Ramsey offered an amendment that
there be two from the senate, one republican
and one democrat, and that there be three
from the house, one republican, one democrat
and one greenbacker. Then came a heated
discussion as to whether a greenback party ex
isted. The ayes and nays were called for on
Ramsey’s amendment. Ayes 39, nays 60. Mr
Thompson’s substitute was then adopted. Ayes,
982, nays 17.
Ways and Means, Hutchinson, Burdick,
Stephens, Barrett, Deal, Chambers, Parrott,
foyneer, Scott, McCoy, Fulton.JDuncan, Hen
derson and Bloom.
Judiciary, Robinson, Miles,Woolson, McCoy,
Glass, Sweeney,Clark, Reiniger, Carson, Gatch,
Wilkin, Doud, Knight, Wolfe and Casey.
Appropriations, Sutton, Burdick, Woolson,
Toung, Donnan, Hutchinson,Glass, Robinson,
Barrett, Scott, Chambers, Bolter and Schmidt.
Railroads, Sweeney, Young, McCoy, Cham
bers, Poyneer, Burdick, Parrott, McDonough,
Glass, Deal, Doud, Miles, Cheseboro, Dodge
and Gault.
Insurance,Glass, Deal Young, Miles, Parrott,
Carson, Henderson and Earle.
Suppression of Intemperance, Clark, Glass,
Sweeney, Chambers, Underwood, Donnon,
Caldwell, Woolson, Chubb, Schmidt and John
Schools, Glass, Woolson, Stephens, Clark,
■ McCoy, Deal, Carson, Chambers, Bayliss and
Agriculture, Poyneer, Duncan Chubb,
Scott, McDonough, Reiniger, Chambers, Deal,
McCoy, Whiting, Hendrie, Chesboro and Carr.
Highways, Duncan, Barrett, Gatch, Scott,
Poyneer, McDonough, Parrott, Deal, Doud,
Earle and Rider.
Mines and Mining, Miles, Young, McCoy,
Doud, Scott, Hutchinson, Sweeney, Cassatt,
Gault and Dooley.
Commerce, Young Woolson, Clark, Poyneer
and Bloom.
Elections, Woolson, Gatch, Wilkin, McCoy
and Johnson.
Banks, Burdick, Chambers, Whaley, Deal,
Sweeney, Hutchinson, Reiniger, Cassatt and
Municipal Corporations, Parrott, Gatch, Car
son, McCoy,Hutchinson,Doud, Sutton, Knight
Dodge, Schmidt and Bloom.
Normal Schools, Barrett, Caldwell, Stephens,
Cassatt and Hendrie.
a County and Township Organization, McCoy,
Clark, Wilkin, Chambers, Weber, Bolter and
Judicial Districts, Carson, Miles, Barrett,
Clark, Robinson, McCoy, Sutton, Woolson,
Gatch, Glass, Reiniger, Knight, and Johnson.
Congressional Districts, Caldwell, Clark
Hutchinson, Parrott and Casey.
Manufactures, Stephens, McCoy, Hutchin
son, Sutton and Henderson.
Federal Relations, Chubb, Scott, Wilkin,
Weber, Doud, Johr son and Schmidt.
Medicine, Surgery, and Hygiene, Caldwell,
Underwood, Glass, Bolter and Earle.
Printing, Parrott, Young, Doud, Gault and
Library, Bloom, Knight and Robinson.
Military’, Whaley, Sweeney, Reiniger, Deal
and Johnson.
State University, Weber, Barrett, Burdick,
Wilkin and Knight.
Agricultural College, Young, Parrott, Car
son, Poyneer and Whiting.
Hospitals for the Insane, Caldwell, Under
wood, Stephens, Reiniger and Bolter.
Institutions for Deaf and Dumb, Wilkin,
Whaley, Hutchison and Gault.
College for the Blind, Deal, Duncan, Swee
ney, Stephens and Dodge.
Asylum for Feeble Minded Children, Under
wood, Barrett, McDonough, Bolter and Bloom.
Orphans’ Home, Doud, Gatch, Chubb, Wha
ley and Chesebro.
Constitutional Amendments, Chambers, Un
derwood, Clark, Glass, Hendrie, Bolter and
Reform Schools, Stephens, Whaley, Sweeney,
Weber and Johnson.
Fish and Game, Whaley, Doud, Poyneer,
Deal and Dooley.
Senatorial Districts, Barrett, Burdick, Steph
ens, Wilkin and Dooley.
Representative Districts, Chubb, Deal, We
ber, MiUer and Cassatt.
Claims, Wilkin, Woolson, Burdick, Bloom
and Henderson.
Retrenchment, Donnan, Barrett, Reiniger,
Wilkin, Weber, Deal, Schmidt, Cassatt and
Public Buildings, Gatch, Carson, Woolson,
McCoy, Ryder and Bloom.
Compensation of Public Officers, Gatch,
Barrett, Sutton, Chubb and Dodge.
Private Corporations, Miles, Stephens, Wil
kin, Whaley, Weber, Caldwell, Wolfe, Bolter
and Dodge.
Horticulture and Forestry, Scott, Whiting
and Hendrie.
Internal Improvements, Ryder, Carr and
Public Lands, Whiting, Barrett and Bolter.
Rules, Woolson, Donnan, Young, Clark and
Engrossed Bills, Johnson, Underwood and
Enrolled Bills, Deal, Parrott aud Cassatt.
Ways and Means, Converse, Thompson of
Linn, Butler of Page, Teale, Coie, La Force,
Lathrop, Culbertson of Carroll, Baldwin, Dent,
Killen and Hotchkiss.
Reorganization of Judiciary System, Thomp
son of Linn, Weaver, Riley, Withrow, Green
lee, Ball, Craig, Hammond and Dent.
Judiciary, Story, Weaver, Riley, Redman,
Cousins, Greenlee, Walker, Dobson, Roach,
Berryhill, Scbee, Finn, Culbertson of Des
Moines, Ranck, Keatley, Stlger, Dabney,Shaw,
and Roberts.
Federal Relations, Withrow, Weaver, Storey,
Thompson of Linn, Ranck, Keatley, and
Congressional Districts, Weaver, Riley
Storey, Wilson of Butler, Converse, Thompson
of Linn, La Force, Reynolds, Cousins, Wilson
of Cass, Schaller, Nachtwey, Holbrook, Keat
ley, Dent, Kline, Linehan, aud Culbertson of
Des Moines.
Retrenchment and Reform, Densmore, Hayz
lett, Reynolds, Lathrop, Overholtzer, Butler of
Cherokee, Dabney, Harris, Hamilton, Finn,
Berryhill, Bweet, Boggs and Hammond.
Constitutional Amendments, Sweet, Cole,
Lyons of Guthrie, Bradley, Tipton, Rustad,
Hart of Clinton, Wright and Robb.
Appropriations, Berryhill, Benson, Dens
more, Riley, Bruce, Gates, Brown, Teale, Bed
man, Butler of Cherokee, Converse, Holbrook,
Nachtwey, Hammond, Rice, Shaw and Wy
Schools, Butler of Page, Densmore, Boggs,
Converse, Wilbur, Reynolds, Greenlee, Red
man, Wilson of Cass,Nelson, Redhead, Ranck,
Wyland, Hammond, Robb and Dietz.
Suppression of lntem{>erance, Custer, Wea
ver, Coie, Lyons of Guthrie, Mitchell, Bruce,
Redman, Tipton, Wiley, Lathrop, Holbrook
Baldwin and Robb.
Agriculture, Brown, Densmore, Wiley,
Gates,.Bradley, Bruce, Redhead, Tipton, An
derson of Hamilton, Smith,Lyons of Mahaska,
Barnum, Hotchkiss, Kent, Penny, Clark and
Claims, Culbertson of Carroll, Story, Over
holtzer, Schee, Spencer, Moore, Ag new, Ander
son of Warren, Killen, Kent, Roberts, Penny
and Clark.
Railways, Finn, Cole, Boggs, Brown, Cul
bertson of Carroll, Custer, Riley, Bruce, Gates,
Bailey, Reynolds, Wilson of Butler, Ro&eh,
Anderson of Hamilton, Spencer, Linehan,
Ball, Stlger, Keatley and Holbrook.
Bauks and Banking, Hayzlett, Pattee, Moore,
Sweet, Schaller, Redhead, Anderson of Ham
ilton, Wiley, Culbertson of Carroll, Holbrook,
Wyland and Dent.
Compensation of public officers, Ovcrholt
zer, Hayzlett, Scbee, Thompson, of Linn,
Sweet, Culbertson, of Carroll, Custer, Wilson,
of Cass, Chamberlain, Manderscheid, Stlger,
Rice and Peterson.
Insurance, Beuson, Meservey, Schaller,
Mitchell. Smith, Sweet, C'ulbertson of Car
roll, JValker, Holbrook, Stlger, Hamilton and
Public building;*, Tcale, Benson, Boggs,
Bnulley, Bruce, Witlitow, Ltnehan, Killen,
Dietz, Peterson, Hotchkiss and Roberta.
Horticulture aud forestry, Wilson of Casa,
Cole, Anderson, of Warren, Ruatld, Bally,
Welch, Isnon, Hart, of Clinton, Cline, Gar
rett. aud Clarke.
Road* and highways, Coie, Hayzlett, Con
verse, Gates. Anderson, of Hamilton, Wilson,
of Butler, Tealc, Wiley, Coleman, Lyons, of
Mahaska, Maudcrsebled, Hart, of Clinton,
Kent, Barnutu and Rline.
Mines and mining, Boggs, Pattec, Lyons of
Mahaska, Bailey, Reynolds, ljiForce, Coleman,
Custer, Shaw, Kline, Craig, Dabney and
Judicial districts, Redman, Thoinpsou, of
Linn, Storey, Sebee, Boggs, Walker, Greenlee,
Finn, Meservcy, Ball, Keatley, Craig,* Dent,
Hamilton and Burgess.
Military, Sebee, Lyons, of Guthrie, Brown,
Sclialler, McCartliy, LaForce, Keatly, Hamil
ton, Garrett and Chamberlain.
State university, Bruce, Densmore, Benson,
Wilbur v Rediuaq, Storey* Tbonu>*on, of Linn’
Welch, Ranch, Kiaen, Kims, uammona ana
Agricultural college, Moore Mitch
ell, Densciore, Rus tad, Harris, Clark, Cham
berlin add Kent.
Elections, Schaller, Brown, Densmore, Tip
ton, Welch, Rustad,, Peterson, Garrett and
Senatorial districts, Riley, Brown, Butler of
Page, Lathrop, Dobson, Larson, Cousins,
Rauck, Harris, Montgomery and Russell.
Enrolled bills, Roach, Pattee, Sweet, Ham
mond Burgess.
Engrossed bills, Wiley, Withrow, Spencer,
Stlger and Hart, of Pottawattamie.
County and township organization, Mitch
all, Larson, Dobson, Wilson, of Butler, Butler,
of Cherokee, Anderson, of Warren, Lyons, of
Mahaska, Wyland, Penny, Shaw and Thomp
son, of Clayton.
Municipal corporations, Pattee, Wilbur,
Meservey, Riley, Teale, Berry hill, Roach, Kll
len, Hammond, Dabuey and Culbertson of
Des Moines.
Medicine, Surgery and Pharmacy, Wilbur,
Lyons of Guthrie, Butler of Cherokee, Reyn
olds, Welch, La Force, Nelson, Smith, Meser
vey, Ramsey, Rice, Natehwey and Dabney.
Rules, Weaver, Thompson of Linn, Storey,
Benson, Holbrook and Ranck.
Printing, Walker, Butler of Page, Roach,
Welch. Robb. Baldwin. Harris and Russell.
Library, Redhead, Pattee, Walker, Cousins,
Roach, Moore, Green lev, Baldwin, Ball, Craig
and Dent.
Domestic Manufacture, McCarthy, Overholt
xer, Mitchell, Meservey, Coleman, Mander
shied, Kobb, Rice and Hart of Pottawattamie
Private Corporations, Lathrop, Butler of
Page, Wilbur, Cousins, Benson, Larson, Ram
sey, Busgess and Wright.
Labor, Coleman, Moore, Lyons of Mah&skt
Anderson of Warren, Bradley, Hart of Potta
wattamie and Garrett.
Public Lands, Meservey, Finn, Boggs, Green
lee, Gulbertson of Des Moines, Harris an
Police Regulations, Spencer, Gates, Agnew,
Smith, Redhead, Ranck, Linehan, and Mont
Fish and Game, Bailey, Sehee, Nelson, Red
head, Nachtwey, Hotchkiss, and Wyland.
Commerce, Nelson, Agnew, Lyon of Guthrie,
Wyland, and Montgomery.
Board of Public Charities, Greenlee, Red
head, Withrow, Wiley, Lathrop, Hart of Potta
wattamie and Thompson of Clayton.
Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, Lyon of Guthrie
Wilson of Butler, Overholtzer, Spencer, Keat
ley, Russell and Garrett.
Normal Schools, Dobson, Hayzlett, Agnew,
Bweet, Anderson of Hamilton, Overholtzer.
Wilson of Butler, Barnum, Russell and Deltz.
Soldiers’ Home, Anderson of Warren, Mc-
Carthy, Brown, Spencer, Redman, Keatley and
Culbertson of Des Moines.
Asylum for Feeble Minded Children, Agnew
Lyons of Guthrie, Welch, Rustad, Roberts.
Baruum, and Russell.
Penitentiary at Ft. Madison, Reynolds, Tip
ton, Walker, Dobson, Kent, Hart of Clintoi
Hotchkiss, and Ramsey.
Penitentiary at Anamosa, Butler of Chero
kee, Lathrop, Reynolds, Rustad, Dent, Thomp
son of Clayton, and Wright.
Hospital for Insane, La Force, Gates, With
row, Butler of Page, Nelson, Mitchell, Cham
berlin, Clark, Penny, Ramsey, and Peterson.
Reform Schools, Gates, Weaver, Mitchell,
Larson, Baldwin, Dabney, Peterson and
Thompson, of Clayton.
College for the Blind, Lyons of Mahaska,
McCarthy, Coleman, Nelson of Cass, Mandei
schied, Stiger, Hamilton, Burgess, and Bar
Institution for Deaf and Dumb, Bradley,
Bailey, Agnew, Butler of Cherokee, Deltz, An
derson of Hamilton and Harris.
Washington, Jan. 26. —This being the day
appointed by the senate for addresses in mem
ory of the late Vice President Hendricks, the
galleries were closely crowded, the larger poi
tion being ladles. Addresses were delivered
by Voorhees, Hampton, Sherman Evarts, Ran
som, Spooner, Vest and Harrison. The res
olutions in memoriam were agreed to, and as a
further evidence of respect for the memory oi
Its late presiding officer, the senate adjourned.
The speaker proceeded to call the states, and
the following bills and resolutions were intro
duced and referred: By Townshend, to limit
the jurisdiction of United States courts in
patent cases and to protect persons who, with
out notice, are bona tide manufactures, pur
chasers, venders or user of articles for exclu
sive use, manufacture or sale of which patent
has or may hereafter be granted; also propos
ing a constitutional amendment providing that
the President and Vice President shall be
elected by a majority of the people, abolishing
the electoral college and regulat
ing the method of counting the votes
by the two houses of congress.
By Worthington, authorizing the president to
invite the autonomic governments of America
to send delegates to the international Ameri
can congress to arrange for the arbitration of
all national differences. By Murphy, for the
relief of railway mail clerks who have been in
the postal service twenty years. By O’Neil,
of Missouri, by request, to reorganize the
steamboat inspection service, and to consoli
cate the oiHee of supervising inspector general
of steam boats with the bureau of navigation.
By McAdoo, asking the information from the
postmaster general whether the eight hour law
applies to letter carriers, and as to whether it
is enforced in their behalf, and if not, for
what reason. By Ingham, authorizing the
payment of postal notes by money order offi
ces. By Brumm, fixing at $6,000,000
the maximum limit the capital
stock of national banking associations.
By Caldwell, of Tennessee, to prohibit the
importation of pauper labor. By Willis, of
Kentucky, providing that in the employment
of labor on public works the preference shall
be given to citizens of the United States, and
prohibiting the employment of convict labor.
Morrison, of Illinois, from the committee on
Ways and Means, reported a bill relating to
the taxation of fractional parts of a gallon of
distilled spirits.
Ia committee of the whole, Adams, of Illi
nois, from the committee on banking and Cur
rency, reported a bill to enable national bank
ing associations to increase their capital stocks
and to change their location and names. House
calendar. In the morning, Thomas, of Illi
nois, on behalf of the committee on Naval
Affairs, called up the bill authorizing the vol
untary retirement of certain officers of the
navy who have rendered conspicuous service
in battle or served thirty years in the navy.
Pending action on this bill the House ad
Washington, Jan. 27.— Ingalls presented a
memorial of the legislature of Kansas praying
for the establishment of two additional milita
ry stations in that state as a protection against
the depredations of the Indians. Plumb pre
sented a memorial from the same body pray
ing for the extension of military facilities at
Fort Riley, Kansas. Proceeding to the calen
dar the senate took up the bill to divide a part
of the Bioux reservation in Dakota and secure
relinquishment of the Indian title to the re
mainder. Pending the question there was an
amendment offered by Harrison to protect the
right of persons who had located on the lands
between the date of President Arthur’s execu
tive order admitting settlers to it and and the
date of President Cleveland's proclamation or
dering such settlers off the reservation. After
some debate the matter went over, and Har
rison called up the bill for the admission of
Dakota. After some debate, and pending the
further consideration of the bill the senate ad
The senate resolution touching the death of
Vice President Hendricks was presented to
the house, and on motion of Holman, was
laid on the table for the preseut, and Holman
gave notice that on next Tuesday, he would
ask the house to consider similar resolutions.
The house resumed in the morning hour the
consideration of the bill for the voluntary re
tirement of certain naval officers. It was vig
orously advocated by McAdoo and Sayers.
Thomas gave notice that he would move to
recommit the bill. He was led to this course
by the discovery that that the bill was not
perfect, and not from the oratory of the storm
tossed mariner from Tennesee (McMillan),
nor by the communistic doctrjne advocated by
the gentleman from Texas (Reagan). That
gentleman bid for votes by denouncing the he
roes of the country, by denouncing them as
aristocrats, and talking of the privileged class
es and the down-trodden people. Thto kind
of talk would prove ineffectual, for around
those heroes had closed the love of fifty mil
lion of people.
Thomas moved to recommit the bill, pending
wVfch Warner moved to lay the bill on the
table. The latter motion was lost, yeas IDS,
nays 157, but before the motion to recommit
was voted on the House proceeded to the con
sideration of the bill declaring forfeited cer
tain lands granted to railroads in the States of
Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, to aid In
the construction of railroads. The bill is iden
tical with that passed by the House in the
Forty-eighth Congress, but the committee on
Public Lands recommends an amendment ex
cepting the Gulf Ship Island Roa lof M
sissippl from the operation of the b’il
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