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J . CQWQBSSSIOHAIi. SENATE. Monday , March 8. The. , following resolution was offered' by'Bayaird and to * 'Resolved That the agreed : , com- niittce on naval affairs be and are hereby instructed to inquire into the expediency of the preparation and equipment of a foun dry , with steam hammer and proper ma chinery , for the manufacture by the gov ernment of modern artillery of the -largest calibre and most improved construction. " > Proceeding to the calendar , the 'senate I passed the bill authorizing the purchase of additional grounds for the use of the United States at Springfield , Ills. , for $26.000. Mr. Logan called up the military acadelmy appropriation bill , but a message having arrived from the house , Mr. Logan gave way and the. message containing the resolu tion expressing reeret at the death of Mr. Haskclf , late representative of that body from Kansas , was laid before the senate. Remarks In memoriam of the deceased were jnadebylngalls , Dawes , Cockroll , Merrill and Plumb. The senate then adjourned as a tribute of respect. HOUSE. Bills were introduced and referred : By Mr. Caldwell , to prohibit the importation into the United States of pau per labor and beggars. Mr. Hancock * , bv request , to liquidate the , national war debt in gold and bullion ; to increase the circula- , tlon of the national current money ; to dis continue the collection of internal revenue and establish a merchant marine. Mr. Townshend moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill pensioning survivors of the Mexican war. The bill does not apply like ] that pendlng.before the house , to soldiers : , of the Blackhawk and other Indian wars. After debate the rules were suspended and the bill passed ,227 to 4G. Mr. * Randall , under instructions from the committee on appropriations , reported back the letter from the secretory of the treasury relative to a rebate on the tobacco tax. Mr. Black introduced a resolution amending the rules by makingitthe order , and asked the unan imous consent for the adoption of the reso lution affecting the relation of the United States with foreign countries until referred to and reported from the committee. Re- ferred. . SENATE. Tuesday , .March 4. At the conclusion of the morning business , the military academy appropriation bill was placed before the senate. The amendment was agreed to and the bill as amended was passed. Bills were reported favorably : To provide for the Issue of duplicate checks by government officers in case of the loss of the original. Passed. To ratify the agreement for the sale by the Flatheads.and other In dians , of lands for the use of the Northern Pacific. Placed on the calendar. Bills introduced and. referred. By Mr. Vest , to provide for permanent reserva tions for the Indians of Northern Montana. By Mr. Sherman , a bill granting copyright to newspapers. The senate , passed with out debate , the bill to punish forfeiting within the United States , of notes , bonds or other securities of foreign governments. HOUSE. Mr. Lamb reported the bill to amend the Chinese immigration act. Mr. Hitt submitted a minority report. Mr. Hewitt reported the bill to prevent adulter ation of teas. The. house went into com mittee of the whole to consider the naval ap propriation bill. The debate was prolonged. Mr. Calkins offered an amendment that after July 1 , 188i , the staff corps on the active list be reduced by reducing'the number berof medical advisers from fifteen to five , pay directors from thirteen to five , pav inspectors specters from thirteen to five and placing the officers removed on the retired list. "Without action the committee arose and the house adjourned. SENATE Wedesday , March 5. The bill extending the limits of the Yellowstone park was passed ; also , the bill authorizing the postmaster-general to lease buildings f or postoffices of the first , second and third class for terms not to exceed ten years. Mr. Sherman , by consent , presented a message from the house announcing agree ment to the joint resolution to appropriate $10,000 for the senate contingent .fund , with the proviso that the money be used for no other investigation than such as have already been ordered. This caused objection to the immediate con sideration and it went over. Mr. Cockrell introduced a bill to amend the revised stat utes so as to give the processes of the United States courts the same force in. all states that processes of the several states have in their respective states. Atter de bate on the Pendleton bill the senate went into , executive session and soon adjourned. HOUSE. The bill passed making an appropriation of $8,100 to supply the deficiency - - ciency in the amount required for expendi tures to ascertain the depth of water" and the width of channel of the south pass of the Mississippi river and gauge the waters , of the Mississippi river and its tributaries. Mr. Robertson reported a resolution un seating I. Luna , delegate from New Mexico , and seating in , his place P. A. Manzana. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Lewis reported the bill to repeal sec tion 22 oj the act incorporating the Texas Pacific railway company and to declare the forfeiture of the land grant therein made. Placed on the house calendar. The house committee on commerce reported the bill providlng'f or the removal of obstructions to free navigation from the navigable waters of the United Stales. Referred to' the com mittee of the whole. The committee on Ju diciary reported the bill establishing a re form system of bankruptcy throughout the United States. Referred to the committee' of the whole. SENATE.Thursday , March 6. Bills reported favorably and placed on the calen dar : From the. committee on postoffices and postroads ; , fixing the rate of postage to be i > aid upon second-class mail matter when sent by others than publishers and news agents at one cent for four ounces. ( The present rate is one cent for two ounces. ) From the committee on commerce , the House bill making an appropriation of $8,100 to supply deficiencies in , the amounts required for ascertaining the depth of water and "width of chan nel in the South pass and other parts of the Mississippi river and tributaries. The Pendleton bill , providing.f or a system of courts for the exercise of authority con ferred upon the United States in places out side of their territory and dominion , was passed. After executiue session the senate took up the bills on the calendar , and the. bill appropriating $20,000 to' Col. Albert Hemery , for inventing a machine for testing iron and steel , was passed. HOUSE. The house went into com mittee of the whole on the naval appropri ation bill. In the course of the discussion Mr. Henley charged the secretary of the navy'with causing the employes of the Mare Island navy yard to be compelled to vote the republican ticket at the last election. Mr. Belford offered an amendment author izing a detail of naval 'line officersto act as instructors in the state universities and agricultural colleges , not to exceed forty in number. Adopted. Mr. Calkins moved to amend the clause prohibiting officers on the retired.nst from accepting positions in the civil service of the United States , by providing that prohibi tion shall apply below the rank of major in the armv of commander in the navy , who lave been retired by reason of wounds. Adopted. The committee , rose and the bill w < w passed 2tol. , r , , * . , SENATE. Friday , "March ? . The bill passed reported by Garland from the com mittee on judiciary , constituting a majority of the judges of the supreme court of the United States to be a quorum , instead of six , as heretofore. The bill also prohibits the judge who heard the case in the circuit court from sitting on the supreme bench when the case comes up on appeal. The Mr. Morrlll suggested tf postponement in order to give more time for debate. Mr. Blair opposed the delay. After further dis cussion the bill went over. Mr. Plumb re ported favorably the house bill declaring forfeited the lands granted to the Texas Pa cific railroad , and stated that the minority of the committee desired" tie privilege of submitting a dissenting report at their con venience. 3 HOUSE The house bill authorizing the retirement of Gen. Alfred Pleasanton as colonel was recommitted without in- sttuctlons. Mr. Brown ( Ind. ) immediate ly introduced a bill granting Pleasanton a pension of $1CO per month. Referred to committee on invalid pensions. The house went into , committee of the whole on the private calendar ( Cox in the chair ) , and re- mained in session till 4 o'clock , wh en sev- era ! private bills were reported to the house and passed. The house then took a recess till 7:40 p. m.j when the house passed a number of pension bills and adjourned. HOUSE Saturday , March 8. Mr. Dlhgley reported adversely , from the com mittee on shipping. * authorizing the pur chase of foreign built ships by United States citizens for use in the foreign carrying trade. Placed on the house calendar. The house then went into. committee of the whole ( Blountin the chair ) on the postoffice appropriation ; bill. Mr. Towneend explained : the provisions of the bill. Mr. Herr said there would undoubtedly be a deficiency of $2,500,000 if the bill passed iiCl its present shape , and the only offset the committee provided was the cutting down of $19,000.in the salaries of postmasters in nine cities. He was opposed to this provision. The committee , without further action , rose. Mr. Hunt offered -resolution call ing upon the secretary of war for informa tion as to whether he has made or published any ; rules and regulations relating to the control or navigation tf the south pass of the Mississippi river , or any other public waters of the state of Louisirna , and if so , by what authority. _ Adopted. SLASHISG BATES. CHICAGO , March 8. A meeting of the Northwestern traffic association and the Central Iowa traffic association was held in this city to-day , . A full representation was in attendance. The Rock Island's notice of withdrawal from the Northwestern traffic association and the Chicago .and Nprthwest- ern.'s notice , of withdrawal from the Cen tral Iowa association were the only sub jects considered. The meeting was harmo nious. It was agreed to continue the .ex istence of both associations , it being tacitly understood that the date for'taking effect of the above notices of withdrawal ( March 6) tlS should ] be .indefinitely postponed until a more satisfactory organization can be per fected or a system of pools can be devised to ; take the place of the pres ent associations. To this end the general freight agents continued in session , a couple of hours this afternoon after the adjournment of the meeting of general manager. The pooling system seems to be the.most favored. Commls- ' sioner Carman states that immediate steps will be taken to amicably adjust the causes which originally led to the notice of with drawals. Other meetings at an early day are probable. The Burlington , Atchison and Topeka and Chicago and Alton to-day gave notice of a reduction of the lumber rate from Chicago cage and-St. Louis to Colorado points from 60 to 37 cents per hundred. The "Western Trunk Line association in their' recent sweeping reduction of rates to Colorado points did not-include lumber , it being spe- cially classed. It is stated the 'Western Trunk Line association will meet the cut to- morrow. ' - . , Horse Thieves on Trial' . AINSWORTH , Neb. , March 4. Court convened here on February 26th , Judge Tiffany presiding , and proceeded to the trials of Andy Culber'son , Bill Morse and with ' 'Kid" Horace .Stewart , indicted Wade and otders for horse stealing. Cul- bertson and Morsehave been convicted by a fair jury and sentenced by Judge Tiffany , Culbertson receiving eight years and Morse seven years. Some of the vigilantes are here and have testified. A lareje number of special deputies have been sworn in and things are quiet. The're is talk of trouble when court adjourns between the vigilantes and some outsiders. Stewart is on trial on the same indictment. The Fremont Heunion. The following resolution , introduced introduced in congress by Representative Laird , was referred to the proper commit tee , and will doubtless become a.law : Resolved , B ? the senate and house of representatives in congress assembled , that the secretary of war be and is hereby auth orized to send from some convenient fort or arsenal , to be used at the soldiers' reunion at Fremont , Neb. , to be held in the month of September , 1884 , such cannon , tents , muskets and so forth , as can be convenient ; ly spared ; said cannon , tents , muskets , and so forth , to be returned after holding of said reunion meeting in like good condition as when received. Provided , that all trans portation of said articles to and from the place of the reunion to the fort or arsenal shall be without expense to the government. Provided , further , that the adjutant-gen eral of the state of Nebraska , or other proper accounting officers , shall receipt for said arms , ammunition and camp equipage in the name' of said state , and that such of them as shall not be returned shall be charged to said state against its quota. Is mule-y cow a hard kicker. FOREIGN. A lively scene occurred in the commons - : mons on the 3d. Questions were put to the government regarding the condition of af fairs in Egypt , which the government re fused to answer , whereupon great excite ment arose , Sir Wilfred Lawson , radical , moved that the house adjourn , in order to discuss the London problem. He made a violent attack upon the government , charg ing it with cowardice , blood-guiltiness , butchery and Jingoism. The North German Gazette ( Bis marck's organ ) condemns the proposal of the secessionists to offer in the rcicbstag a resolution thanking the United States house of representatives for its action on the death of Lasker. It says such a resolution would bo a violation of law and a breach of the constitution. The London Times says : "We un derstand orders have been sent General Graham to retreat forwlth from Tokar and a : range for the immediate return of the troops to England from Egypt. " The people ple of Tokar kissed General Graham's bands ; as he entered the town , and there were great rejoicings. The enemy acknowledge Wk knowledge fifteen hundreds of their num ber killed. German newspapers , referring to the dynamite outrages in London , says England is now reaping the fruits of her hospitality to anarchists and cut-throats from all parts of the world. Every mark of respect for the mem ory of the deceased American Minister Bunt was shown by the authorities and others at St. Petersburg. A military escort cert to attend , the reraains.to their temporary ary resting place in the church was ten dered , but the relatives of Mr. Hunt de clined the honor. Gen. Gordon's report of the submis sion of the Sheikhs is distrusted in Cairo. It is said that he is a dupe of the Sheikhs , who will take bribes and delude him with false news. It is reported that Sheikh Ibra him , on the White Nile , with 9,000 Arabs , and Sheikh Rosser , on the Blue Nile , with 8,000 men , are advancing on Khartoum. General Graham is making prepara tions at Suakimto advance upon Tamanieb. The sheikha 'of several tribes have sent en voys offering to desert Osman DIgna and assist the English if paid for their services. Two thousand seven hundred bodies were buried at Teb , including the Egyptians killed in the fight between Baker Pasha's troops and the rebels. Gen. Gordon asks further supplies of money and the treasurer at Cairo has sent him 4,000 and a number of decorations. Earl Granville has assured France that England Intends to maintain the exist ing conventions with Soudan. " It is neces sary , first , howeve'r , to restore the prestige of the English name in that quarter. The acts of General Gordon are only partially approved. Gen. Graham , with 800 men , will advance from Suakim against OsmanDigna , who remains at Teb , ready to accept battle. Earl Granville announced in the house of lords the receipt of Egyptian dis patches which reported that 1,000 men , who were marching from El Obeid upon Khartoum , had been defeated by tribes friendly to Gen. Gordon. An affray occurred at Pressa , Italy , between railroad laborers and the inhabit ants of the village. The carbineers , in en deavoring to suppress the disturbance , fired , killing eight and wounding thirteen fiv villagers. fin A messenger from the enemy's camp reports that despite Daman's exhortations his followers are demoralized. The situation appears favorablefor negotiations. Consul Baker has telegraphed the British minister at Cairo , offering to go to Osman's camp and bring him to terms. He believes the tribes will not only conclude a treaty of peace but will undertake to keep the road to Berber open. The murder of C.ol. . . Sudeikin has so thoroughly frightened the masses in St. Petersburg that it is difficult to obtain can didates for police. General Gressef has re ceived the fifteenth letter threatening him with death. He however moves about at tended only by a single officer. Another Heavy Robbery. CHICAGO , March 6. Last Saturday , about ! o'clock in the afternoon , Paymas ter C. S. Bartlett , of the Chicago , Burling ton and Quincy railroad , left his office for lunch without taking the precaution to close the combination of the safe , in which the money for the payment of the employes was deposited. On .leaving the room he did so without waiting the return of the other attaches of the oflice , who bad also gone to lunch. Before his return the safe was robbed of all its contents , with the ex ception of some packages of nickels , and small change , the total amount disappear ing , as near as the company officials can es timate , being $27,000. On the facts becoming - ing known and investigation being insti tuted , Paymaster Bartlett was discharged from the service of the company for negli gence and the matter placed in the hands of detectives. _ _ The "Onion Pacific Stockholders. BOSTON , March 4. The stockholders of the Union Pacific railway held their an nual meeting to-day. The old board of di rectors was re-elected , except August Schell and Solon Humphries. Hugh Rid dle , of Chicago , and James A. Rumrill , of Springfield , were elected to fill their places. The annual report of the road shows "gross earnings of $21,000,000 , a decrease'of $1- 820,000 compared with last year ; income from other sources , $2,600,000 ; operating expenses , $10,648.000. a M. A. SPALDING , AGENT FOR THE 0)o COO 0)O 0)u u O Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments or rented until the rent pay ? Icr the organ. M. A. SPALDING , Agent , McCOOK , - * NEBRASKA. STOCK DIKECTOKY DENNIS M'KILLIP. Ranch on Red "Willow , Thornburg , Hayes County , Neb. Cattle branded "J. M. " on left side. Young cattle branded same as above , also 'J. " on left jaw. Under-slope ' branded "E" left right ear. Horses on shoulder. FORSAJLE. My range of 1,000 acres of deeded land in one Body , including the Black and Byfield hav lands ; timber and water . with two good farm houses and other improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school privileges. Situated in the Republican val- fey west of Red "Willow creek. Call on or address JF. . BLACK , Red Willow , fleb. WILSON. Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also dewlap and a cron and under half crop on left ear , and & crop and under bit in the right. Ranch on the Republican. Post- office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska. HENRY T. CHUKCH. Oborn , Neb. Range : Red "Willow creek , in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat tle branded "O L 0" on right side. Also , an over crop on right ear and under crop on left. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder. SPRING CKEfcK CATTLE CO. Indianola , Neb. Range : Republican Val ley , east , of Dry Creek , and near head of Spring Creek , In Chase county , J. D. WELBORX , Vice President and Superintendent JOHN HATFIELD & SON. McCook , Neb. , Ranch 4 miles southeast , on Republican river. Stock branded with bar and lazy R on left hip a J. B. MESERVE. Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded as above ; also " 717" on leftside ; "O.L. " on left hip ; " 7" on right hlpand "L. " oa right shoulder ; "L. " on left shoulderand "X."on left jaw. Half under-crop left ear , and square-crop right ear. C. D. PHELPS. Range : Republican Vallev , four milei west of Culbertson , south side of Republi can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. " P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb. THE TURNIP BRAND. Ranch 2 miles north of. McCook. Stock : branded on left hip , and a few double cross es on left side. CD. . ERCANBRACK. STOKES & TROTH. P. 0. Address , Carrico , Hayes county , Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car rico. Stock branded as above , alsolazy on left side and slit in both ears ; also run the lazy s < brand. GEORGE J. FREDERICK. Ranch 4 miles southwest pf McCook , on the Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the left hip. P. O. address , McCook , Neb. N. PROCTOR. McCook , Neb. , range ; Red Willow creek , In southwest c rner of Frontier county. Alao E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal low-fork in right ear. Hones branded E. P. on right hip. A few branded * 'A" on right hip. ALL LIVE DRUGGISTS SELL QPRING BLOSSOM 1 THE - QB2AT Anti-Bilious and Dyspeptic dm.