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" " X * . M. . & K. M. K1MMEIX , Pubs. McCOOK , i : " i i NEB ALL OVER TUB STATE. ' I Dr. Potter , president of Union col lege. N. Y , , who was elected bishop of Nebraska - braska , has notified Rev. James Patenon. secretary of the Episcopal council , that he' has taken the matter under consideration. Seven men were buried by the cav ing of a sand bank at Seventh and Castellar streets , Omaha , on. the 28th" . Two succeed ed In extricating themselves , but the other five were dead when taken * out. The names of four are Thomas -fDaUKherty , .Julius 8chwenkeU , BrocknoW andT. Saxe , the fifth being unknown. All were single men and foreigners. Sneak thieves entered the residence cfMrs.J.'B. Thompson , Llncolnr and suc ceeded In getting away with a gold watch and chain valued at about $40. The watch was wrapped up in a silk handkerchief , which had been placed in a reticule and was han'ging against the wall . . * Garret Earseem , ofv"Wiayne county , ' who attempted suicide a few- days ago , IB recovering , and bids fair to live to suicide another day. Sam Stewart , of Beatrice ; a worthless whelp , was arrested a : "few days ago for threatening to kill the'wlfe'who for "months has supported him. He will rest'-three months in jail , and at the end of that time pay $50 if he wishes to enjoy liberty. Two miles' northwest of Nebraska City , two farmers named Upton , of Cass county , and Sharp , of Otoe , were -going home with a load of lumber each. In going down a steep hill Uupton's team ran away , running into Sharp's wagon , upsetting the latter as it was crossing the walnut creek bridge and throwing Sharp out. He was run over and instantly killed. The wagon and team was thrown from the bridge into the creek below. " The house of Mr. H. Coles , one mile south of Valley , was burglarized last Sun day night , and a valuable breech-loading shotgun and a lot of silverware taken. Two men were found in possession of the stolen property and pleaded guilty of the theft. They now languish in the Douglas county Jail. Jail.Wm. . Einkaid , a contractor on the B. A M. , went to Omaha Saturday night with $1,600. He slept that night" with Mike Linehan , and allowed him to put the money under the pillow. In the morning the money was missing. Linehan is under ar rest on suspicion of having got away with the wealth. Ten thousand dollars has been secured - cured to enable Nebraska to make a first- class exhibit at the New Orleans , exposi tion. tion.It has been ascertained that the name of the person who was found floating in the river near Omahaafew days ago was Oaks. His brother has written from Pennsylvania that he will come fori the remains. Burglars gained accessto the safe in the hardware store of Merwin & Mathew- son , Talle Rock , drilling 'two holes , but they failed to open it. The only injury to the safe was caused by the drill striking the lock , preventing its being opened by propei .persons. ' A , heavy storm is reported from the north part of Merrick county. All the windmills on Metcalf 's ranche were blown down , and thirteen head of cattle in Miller's herd , and five belonging to J. M. Hober , were killed by lightning. Reports from different parts of Mer rick county as to the condition of the grow ing crops are very favorable. Small grain is not of so rank a growth/a * last year , but is filling out well and gives promise of an average yield. The supreme court convened at Lin coln on the 1st. Two hundred and thirty cases are docketed , among which are some very important ones. Oxford is now an incorporated town , and arrangements are being perfected by which everything will soon be running in good shape. , A man named Anderson , while cross ing a bridge In Merrick county , was pre cipitated with his team into the water , the structure having given away. Both horses were drowned but Anderson was- not much hurt. hurt.A severe hail storm passed over country southeast of Valentine , covering the ground to a considerable depth. So material damage to crops is reported. Robbers entered the store of R. H. Hallet , "Weeping Water , and carried away goods amounting to $50 and a gold and sil ver watch belonging to one of the clerks. . Nick Ruert , living near Grand Island , was held up by two men who rifled his pockets but failed to secure any wealth. The population of Otoe county is 19,507 a gain of over 1,000 during the past year. year.The Ogalalla Reflector says stock men from the western ranges are numerous. They are there to buy of the southern drives of cattle , of which there are now 35OOC head to select from. Col. Peter Karberg , deputy secretary of state and editor of the Staats Anzieger , of Lincoln , breathed his last on the 2d , after three weeks suffering. In an encoun ter on June 4th he had a leg broken. Two weeks afterward pneumonia set in , result ing hi death as above stated. The deceased was 44 years old and has been engaged in journalism since the war. He established the Anzieger in 1880. He leaves a wife and wo children. _ Harrison , the boy preacher , is holding - ing a series of meetings at Lincoln , and drawing large audiences. The Ashland Gazette mentions that H. C. Button and wife , of Marshall , Michi gan , are" now visiting in Nebraska. They are the parents of the Sutton brothers living west of that place. ' They are well along hi years Mr. Sutton Taeing , 8L and Mrs. Sut ton near 80 years 'of age , and are both hale and hearty. They have a family of three sons and eight daughters , also seventeei grand-sons , thirteen grand-daughters , and three great-grand-children. None in the family use tobacco or whisky. In the Crete nurseries there are seven hundred cherry trees , planted in 1874 and 1875 , which are now yielding frail worth from $1.50 to $5 per tree. They are planted 200 trees to the acre , making $800 01 $400 annual return per acre. At Beatrice , Joseph Chrisman , con victed of bribing a witness , got thirty daye in jail'and to'pay a fine of $500. Captain Treloar , of the Omaha Ath letic club , lias given Max Meyer & Bro. ai order for a handsome gold cup of the valui of $200 , which he intends to offer as a priz < to the best amateur base ball club hi thi state. The Union Pacifies and similar or ganizations are barred , leaving the contes open to a large number of clubs. Watson Pickrell , Frant Myers anc Ed Austin left Beatrice recently with i drove of 3,000 slieep for Texas. They wil drive the entire distance , and expect to bi about three months on the trip. The Grand Lodge of Nebraska , A F. and A. M. , will meet in special commu nication Tuesday , July 15 , at Lincolnfo : the purpose of laying "the corner stone . -"o the .N ebraska state capitol . The lodger'anc Freemasons of Nebraska , with sojourning craftsmen , are invited to be present on thl occasion and assist in the work. The orate : of the day will be M. W. , Robert W. Fur nas , past grand master. Excursion rate can be obtained by writing to the commit tee of arrangements A. . G. Kendall , S. S Royce and Wm KfFairbrother , Lincoln. At a recent meeting of the state boart of agriculture , held'-Tat Omaha , Messrs Darnels and Nye and'bthers arranged for ex tensive cattle sales during the fair. Presi dent Dlnsmore submitted a report of a con ference with officials of the Iowa roads-with regard to reduced freight and Datsenger rates. The C. , B. & Q. offers to sell ex cursion tickets at one and one-fifth fares for the round trip. The C. , R. I. &P. will sell excursion ticket * at two centi per mile. The otiterireadi * * BO far as heard from , will gve same terms' as the G. , B. A Q. The C. , , &Q , will charge full freight rates to Omaha and return free under the usual con ditions as to ownership. The secretary was < authorized to open negotiations with John I. Case , owner of the famous trotter , Jay- Eye-See , wilh a view to bringing the horse to Omaha for a trial heat against time at the statefair.XtWMTOted to allow-all county ocietiessuch privileges as were granted astyear. * jThe'U Crete nurseries embrace 120 acfeBBfthd'ejnploy sixty bands at an average monthly expense for wages of $1,500. C. L. Pierce , a line repairer of the Western Union telegraph company , was tilled west of Millardon the 2d while help- ng'to lift a handcar off the track. The en gine struck him as he stood too near the rails. Pierce was 84 years of age and un married. Coroner Maul held an Inquest and a verdict of accidental death was ren dered. Two soldiers named Gardner and Warnsteff , from Fort Omaha' , visited the citvonthe 1st. During the night , while walking back to , the fort a severe wind and rain storm overtook them and they sought ? rotectionunder a tree , which blew down. When found Gardner was still pinned to the ground by the tree , his chest and skull ) elng.frightfully mangled. He was alive when found , but died shortly after being taken to the hospital. Warnfeteff was found against the fence , afew feet distance , where ichad crawled after being struck down. Both of his legs were broken and his body was terribly bruised , but he was conscious and able to give an account of the accident. "Warnsteff will recover. The railroads in Thayer county are assessed $262,065 and the telegraph lines at $49,679.73. The safe of the National Lumber company at Pawnee City was broken open by burglars. They were frightened away before reaching the money drawer , hence received no consideration for their trouble. In the last six or eight weeks four horses have been stolen frou Pawnee county. The thieves have not been captured nor the horses returned. There will be no change in the corps of teachers in the public school of Pawnee City during the fall and winter term. The buard seem to be well pleased with the work of each individual teacner , and are opposed to making any change when all are giving good satisfaction. iChairman Creighton , of the Omaha board of public works , has handed in his resignation in consequence of disagreement with the city engineer. James Wilson , a young negro ar rested at Lincoln for stealing a gold watch and chain , was sentenced to , the reform school by Judge Parker. His father and mother were both present ! and expressed the opinion that it was the best' thing that could be done with him. Charles Roll-living near-Dorchester , fell from a tree while picking mulberries and received injuries which resulted in his death in a few days. He was 35 years old. The Valentine reporter says .the land office has been overrun with , applications for timber culture and pre-emption entries since the bill to repeal these acts passed the house. * AtMinden on the 4th a crowd was standing at a shooting gallery between two buildings. The gun was loaded and cocked , ready for shooting at the mark , and handed to Henry Youugson , who was going to shoot. Some one attracted Youngson's at tention , and he turned around , and the gun accidently discharged. The ball took effect in the right breast of Pete Markson. He staggered , and with assistance walked to a drug store a block distant and expired in about twenty minutes. A brakeman named Eli Waymeyer , employed in the B. & M. yards at Nebraska City , was instantly killed on the 3d of July. He was engaged in helping to make up a train , and it was while attempting to make a coupling between a coach on which there was a Miller coupler and another on which the old-fashioned coupling was still used , that the unfortunate man lost his life. The Miller coupler was too high to rightly meet the other when the cars came together , and slipping past , one above and the other be low , Waymeyer was caught between the platforms of the coaches and the life squeezed out of him in a twinkling. A SPLENDID OUTLOOK. \Vhat Is Reported Regarding the Crops in Iowa. John R. Shaffer , secretary of the Iowa state agricultural society , gives to the public the full crop report of .Iowa as fol lows : Winter wheat : Forty-two townships report an increase in area and seventy-four townships a decrease , or an average de crease in this crop of from 1883 of 9 per cent ; condition , 4 per cent. The local area * devoted to winter wheat is compara tively 'small. Spring wheat : Three nun- dred and nine townships report an increased area and 159 townships a decrease , an average increase for the state of 5 per cent. , or 134,056 acres. Average condition of the crop , 93 per cent , or 7 per cent less than last year. Basing the estimate on these figures and with favorable circumstances until the crop is harvested , the product will reach in round numbers 31,000,000 bushels. Corn : The favorable season has given the farmers every opportunity to prepare the land and plant seed for a bountiful crop. There are very few complaints from ravages of cut worm or juice , or from defective seed , and this invariably from foreign seed. Even these damages have been met by re planting. The stand and color are the most excellent for several years. The" weather is favorable for its growth ; and with future prospects as bright as now , Iowa will reap the largest crop ever grown. Three hun dred and forty-eight townships reportan increase of area , and 207 a decrease. The increased area for the state is 4 per cent. , or 280,000 acres. * The average condition of the jrpp has never been excelled , being 112 per cent * , or 30 per cent , better than last year. Favorable surroundings until the crop is gathered will give a product of nearly'300,000,000 bushels. Anticipated Trouble/With Lo. The committee'appointed by the citi zens of Eastern" ; Montana have telegraphed Secretary Teller -"urging the immediate re moval of the Northern Cheyenne Indians on the Tongue and Rosebud , now numbering more than 900 , without rations and starving and nothing to subsist on. except range cat tle , which they are killing in large numbers. The stockmen will make armed resistance il they are not moved , and the result will be serious trouble with Indians , who are Inde pendent and ugly. The Indians are rene- gades'from Pine Ridge , and have no agency or agent'there. The situation is serious. His Skull as Bullet Proof. AlexandeniMaliory and Tony Smitl quarreled at Nashville , Tenn. , and went tc an old house near'the railroad crossing or Cherry street to fight it out. Mailory gel the best of Smith , when the latter drew i sknife and was about to cut him. Seeing this , .Mailory drew a pistol and shot Smith in-tie ' .center of the forehead. The bal glahced&rdnnd the skull and came out op posite ; wh'eie it went in. Mailory was ar- reste'd.BmUhisftlH alive. ne last , urypsy q [ Philadelphia Call. AMERICAN .AFFAIRS. ' An Opinion by the Attorney Gen eral Concerning1 the Fitz John Porter Bill. The President Yetoes.the Measure and Congress Sustains Him i in the Act. Anticipated Indian Troubles tMmi. nal , Accidental , Political .and Other Matters. NEWS NOTES , The coinage executed at the United States mint at Philadelphia during June ag gregated $1,771,435 , including 1,140,000 sil ver dollars , 200 half dollars , 200 quarter dollars and 250,200 dimes. There is great consternation among the stockmen having ranches in the Indian territory The sheriff of the Cherokee na tion , with a squad.of Indians , has been tak ing down all tbe wire fencing that encloses larger tracts than fifty acres , that being the limit allowed by the act of the Cherokee council. The sheriff confiscates all the wire he takes down. Lizzie Bradley , of White Cloud , Doni- phan county , Kansas , who- started to com mit suicide by starvation , succeeded a few days ago. She wholly abstained from food for a period of fifty-three days , during which time she stubbornly refused to speak. Heavy forest fires are raging in va rious parts of Maine. Theresidence of Mrs. Patrick Murphy , of Brier Bill , Ohio , caught fire in the morn ing at 1 o'clock. Mr. Murphy and one' child escaped. Three children , sleeping in the second story , aged 5 , 7 acdOyears , were burned to death. , . Allen Pinkerton , the famous detect ive , died at Chicago on the 1st. Preparations are making on an ex tensive scale for the meeting of the So ciety of the Army of the Tennessee , at Lake Minnetonka , August 13th and 14th. Gen eral W. T. Sherman will preside. General Grant has signified his intention to be pres ent. ent.The The president has approved the joint resolution to provide temporarily for the expenditures of the government. Yarnell & Co. , manufacturers of pickles , etc. , St. Louis , have assigned. Re ported liabilities , $62,000 ; assets , $53,000. James 6. Elaine delivered diplomas to the graduating class at the HolloweU'cIas- sical and scientific academy at Augusta , ac companying the ceremony with a brief re view of the history and progress of the in stitution. Blaine is one of its founders , and for many years president of the board of trustees. 4C. H. Chappell , of the Chicago and Alton , who wad offered the position ot gen eral manager of the Wabash railroad , de clined to accept. The receiver of the Newark savings institution began the payment * of 60 per cent , dividend on the 1st. As a train on the Cincinnati & East ern road was crossing a trestle over a ravine east of Winchester , W. B. McGill , presi dent of the road , fell from the door of the baggage car to the ground , a distance of fifty feet , and was instantly killed. . t The 15-year-old boy sent toPhila&eJ- phiafrom Quincy , Bis. , underthe supposi tion that he might be Charlie Boss , was questioned by Mr.'Boss , who positively said the lad was not his missing son. Col. Robert M. Goodwin , confined in the state prison at Jeffersonville , Ind. , com mitted suicide by taking poison. Goodwin was a dissipated man , and about five years ago relatives had him placed in an insane asylum as a restraining measure. He was released in May , 1880 , and five days later , while intoxicated , killed his brother , Dr. John Goodwin , at Brookville. The commencement dinner at Colby University was an elaborate affair. Blaine was given a most enthusiastic greeting. In the course of his remarks he said he had not heretofore been in favor of co-education , but evidence in the past few days had more than half convinced him of its wisdom. President Arthur , his son and daugh ter , Mrs. Sheridan , General Bucker , Mrs. Davis and a party of friends , numbering about fifty , attended the afternoon per formance of W. F. Cody's ( Buffalo Bill's ) troupe of Indians , Mexicans and cow-boys , who have been illustrating at Athletic park , Washington , life in the "Wild West/ ' The president has issued a proclama tion warning all persons intending to take forcible possession of the Oklahoma lands , in the Indian territory , that the military forces of the United States will be used , if necessary , to remove all such intruders. Senator Jones , of Nevada , reported to the senate , with amendments , the bill introduced by Senator Cullom to provide for the construction of the Michigan and Mississippi river canal. Humphrey and Bill Best , brothers and notorious desperadoes , brutally killed an inoffensive colored man named Green Bailey , in Girard county , Kentucky. The Northern Pacific sold 82,370 acres of land during the month of June , at an average of $5.90 per acre. FOREIGN. The house of lords has passed the conversion bill. It is generally admitted that the worst of the cholera crisis at Toulon is over. One xeature of the disease has been the shortness of time between the seizure and death. This would seem to indicate that the malady is Asiatic cholera. Count Soderiniand Miss Stone , of Philadelphia , were married at Borne on the 30th , Cardinal Jacobin ! , pontificial secre tary of state , officiating. Minister Foster has returned to Spain. He arrived in time to escape quarantine at the frontier. Dr. Koch , chairman of the cholera commission at Benin , is about to start for Paris and Toulon to offer his services to the French authorities to determine the charac ter of the epidemic. At Toulon , the captain and the en tire crew , including a sick man , of the steamer Minstral , abandoned the vessal and tooktothe woods. Deaths from cholera are increasing. In the Spanish chamber of deputies Naldoosera introduced a bill for the im provement of the affairs of Cuba. The princi al clauses propose a reduction of the export and an increase in the import duties on sugar , and direct Spain to negotiate new treaties of commerce In Cuba's interest with foreign nations. Advices from Toulon state that five cases of cholera have been cured by inhaling pure oxygen. The effect of this Is imme diate and consists in restoring warmth to the system , making the pulse normal. The Times , commenting on the cures , says : "Nervous people may henceforth trust in the existence of a cure for cholera. The Academy of Medicine ought to inquire into the oxygen treatment. ' ' The port of Mangalia , on the Black sea , is closed to vessels from French Medi terranean ports. At Kirstend and Sallna such vessels are subject to eight days quar antine. The PAris prefect , of police has or dered all persons from places where cholera is prevalent disinfected. Some Parisian jour nals assert that there were three cases of cholera in Paris on the 2d * Voltaire de nies this , but admits that there are isolated cases every summer. It says the sanitary condition of Paris Is good. Travelers who pass Into Italy by the Mount Cenis tunnel are quarantined for five days at the fron tier. tier.Minister Minister Lowell will give his dinner on July 12 Instead of July 4. POLITICAL. The Cincinnati Enquirer , in a column of double-leaded editorials , advocates the nomination of Gov. Hoadley for the presi dency by the democrats. A monster republican ratification meeting , under the auspices of the Lincoln club , the largest and most influential poli tical organizaton in the state , was held in the Tabor opera house , Denver , on the evening of the 28th. The Illinois democratic convention nominated Carter Harrison by acclamation for governor. The remainder of the ticket selected was as follows : Lieutenant gov ernor , Henry Suter , of St. Clalr ; secretary of state , Michael J. Dougherty , of Knox ; state treasurer , Alfred O. Bendorff , of San- gamon. A canvass of delegates to the na tional convention showed nearly a unani mous sentiment for Tilden , if it can be shown he would accept. After him the majority favor Cleveland , and under the unit rule he would probably get the vote of Illinois. From Texas delegates to the Chicagp convention it is learned that extensive cor respondence between southern delegates has been-carrled on looking to concerted action on their part in presenting the names of southern men to fill the temporary and permanent chairmanships of the coming convention. The Kentucky state prohibition con vention met and adopted a platform and selected delegates to the national convention at Pittsburg. About one hundred persons were present. Representatives of the different labor organizations of Chicago held a secretmeet- ing and appointed a reception committee to go out and meet General Butler on his way to that city. Arrangements were also made for a monster demonstration on his arrival. THE PORTER BILL TEXOED. In Doing AVhlch the President Sets Forth Some of His Beacons. On the 2d of July the president re turned the Fitz John Porter bill to congress with his objections. He takes the same view as the attorney general regarding the unconstltutionality of the bill and says : "There are other causes which deter me from giving this bill the sanction of my approval. The judgment of the court- martial by which , more than twenty years since j Gen. Fitz John Porter was trieq and convicted , was pronounced by a tribunal composed of nine general officers of distin guished character and ability. Its investi gation ot the charges of whicn it found the accused guilty was thorongh and conscien tious and its findings and sentence in due course of law approved by Abraham Lin coln , then president of the United States. Its legal competency ; its jurisdiction of the accused and of the subjects of the accusa tion ; the substantial regularity in all its proceedings , are matters which have never been brought in question. Its judgment , therefore , is final and conclusive in ltd char acter. The supreme court of the United States has recently declared that a court- martial such as this was 'Is the organism provided by justice in this class ot cases. its judgments , when approved , rest on the same basis and are surrounded by the con siderations which give conclusiveness to the judgments of other tribunals , including as well the lowest as the highest. It follows accordingly that when a lawfully constituted court-martial has duly declared its findings and its sentence and been duly approved , neither the president nor congress has the power to set them aside. The existence of such power is not openly asserte'd nor per haps it is not necessarily implied in the pro visions of the bill which is before me. But when its enacting clauses are read in the light of a recital of its preamble , it will be seen that it seeks in effect a practical annulment of the findings and sen tence of a competent court-martial. A conclusion at variance with these findings nas been reached after an investigation by a board consisting of three officers of the army. Tnis board was not created in pur suance or any statutory authority and was powerless to compel the attendance of wit nesses or to pronounce judgment which could be lawfully enforced. The officers who composed it , in their report to the sec retary of war , dated March 11 , 1878 , state that in their opinion justice requires * * * such action as may be necessary to an nul and set aside the findings and sentence of the court-martial in the case of Major General If itz John Porter and to restore him to the position of which their sentence deprived him , such restoration to take effect from the date of his dismissal from office. Tne provisions of the bill now un der consideration are avowedly based on the assumption that the findings of the court-martial have been discovered to be erroneous , but it will be borne in mind that the investigation which is claimed to have resulted in this discovery was made many years after the event to which these findings related and under cir cumstances that made it impossible to re- pi educe the evidence on which they were Dased. It seems to me that the proposed legislation would establish a dangerous pre cedent , calculated to imperil in no small measure the binding force and effect of the judgments of various tribunals established under our constitution and laws. I have already , in the exercise of the pardoning power , with which the president is vested , remitted the penalty that made it impossible for Fitz John Porter to hold * an office of trust or profit under the government of the United States. But I am unwilling to give my sanction to any legislation which snail practically annul and set at naught the sol emn and deliberate conclusions of the tribu nals bv which he was convicted , and of the president by whom its findings were ex amined and approved. [ Signed ] CHESTER A. ARTHUR. EXECUTIVE MANSION , July 2,1884. FIGHTING FOK LIBERTY. How a Penitentiary Convict Suppressed a Revolt. While a gang of twenty-five convicts were atworkatPlymouth , Mass. , one of the number threw a large stone at the soli tary warden , which struck him hi the head , inflicting a stunning blow. The entire gang then rushed for him. A life convict , named Stevens , outstripped the others , seized the warden's rifle and ammunition and fired upon the advancing convicts , six of whom he seriously wounded. When the ammuni tion was exhausted , Stevens clubbed five others with the rifle , and when assistance arrived was completely exhausted. Details of the affair Were promptly reported to the governor , and the home secretary gave orders that Stevens be immediately released from prison and rewarded. When the good news was made known to Stevens he faint ed. The Visible Supply of Grata. The visible supply of grain to June 28 is asfollows : Wheat , 15,438,000 bushels ; com , 6.505,000 ; oats , 3,453,000 ; rye , 441- 000 ; barley , 297,000. Wheat shows a de crease of over 1,000,000 bushels in the past week , and the bupply is 6,000,000 less as compared with the supply at the same date a year ago. A DAT IN CONGRESS. The Fortification Bill Passes as , It Came from the Com mittee. The Message of President Arthur Vetoing the Fitz John Porter Bill. The Attorney General's Opinion Re garding fhe Measure Miscel laneous Washington Hatters. CONGRESSIONAL. SENATE. MOHDAY , June 80. Mr. Morgan , from the committee on public lands , re ported adversely the bill to grant public land to the survivors of the Mountain Meadow massacre. Mr. Coke , from the committee on com merce , reported favorably , to be acted upon at the next session , the bill to provide for the improvement of the channel be tween Galveston harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Cameron ( Penn. ) introduced a joint resolution directing the secretary of the treasury to purchase not to exceed ten million trade dollars , at their face value , paying therefor standard silver dollars , providing the purchase be made prior to September 1 , 1884. Mr. Merrill objected to present consider ation and the matter went over. HOUSE. Mr. King introduced a bill appropriating $200.000 to prevent the introduction of chol era in the United States. Mr. Randall introduced a Joint resolution providing that all appropriations for the necessary operations of the government under the existing laws , which shall remain unprovided for alter June 80,1884 , shall be continued and made available for a period of five days , from and after that date , un less the regular appropriation bills , now pending , shall have oeen previously enact ed. Passed. The house went into committee of the whole on the fortification bill. After some debate the committee rose. SENATE. TUESDAY , July 1. Harrison , from the committee on military affairs , reported the house bill providing for the establishment of a branch so dlers' home west of the Mis sissippi. It was amended by substituting the senate bill for the same purposealready passed , and as so amended passed. The house bill passed , granting a pension of $50 a month to the widow of Genercl James B. Steadman. Butler called up his resolution directing an investigation into the condition of New York banks. Merrill moved reference of the resolution to the committee on finance. Agreed to veas 39 , nays 16. Consideration of the river and harbor bill was resumed. George renewed his efforts * of yesterday to increase the appropriation for continu ing the improvement of the Mississippi river , and moved the amount be increased from $1,250,000 to $2,250,000. The motion was not agreed to , and after a long debate the bill passed as origina'ly passed by the house. It appropriated $12 , - 086,200 , the senate committee added $1- 268,000 , and the senate itself made a fur ther addition of $230,500 , making the amount of the bill , as it now stands , $13- 554,700. f HOUSE. Randall submitted a report of the confer ence committee on the naval appropriation bill , announcing their inability to agree. Townshend , from the committee on con ference on the postoffice appropriation bill , reported a failure to agree. The house , on motion of Herr , receded from the disagreement. The house then went into committee of the whole on the fortification appropriation bill. bill.Hewitt Hewitt ( N. Y. ) preferred the minority report. He thought the majority bill un necessarily liberalfor the wants of the pee ple. ple.Ellis advocated the majority bill. He had heard more errors stated in the course of this discussion than he had ever before in debate. Many who had spoken had proved their utter and absolute .ignorance of the subject. The defenceless condition of the country was conceded. Without final action the house adjourned. SENATE. WEDNESDAY , July 2. Van Wyck , from the committee on public lands , re ported favorably the joint resolution pro hibiting the secretary of the interior from certifying or patenting any lands to rail road corporations until congress shall have acted upon any bill , or report from com mittee favoring the forfeiture of such lands. Garland , from the committee on judiciary , reported , with amendments , the house bill relating to the taxation of Pacific railroad lands. The amendments are a substitute for the provisions of the house bill and those of the bill reported at this session by Garland from the committee on Judiciary. It is proposed to amend the title so as to read "An act declaring certain lands sub ject to taxation " Consideration of the sundry civil bill was then proceeded with. Mr. Beck moved to include the Cincinnati and Louisville expositions - positions in the clause providing for par ticipation by the government in the New Orleans exposition. Agreed to. The amount appropriated to enable the govern ment to participate in the New Orleans ex position was , notwithstanding the vigorous opposition made , $250,000 instead of $500- 000. The bill then passed. Adjourned. HOUSE. In pursuance to an agreement yester day the house proceeded to vote upon the motion to substitute the minority fortifica tion Hill for the bill reported by the major ity of the committee on appropriations. The motion was agreed to yeas 150 , nays 91. 91.The bill , as amended by the adoption of the substitute , was then passed yeas 193 , nays 46. It appropriates $595,000. The committee on elections decided to re consider their action in the contested elec tion case of Fredericks vs. Wilson , of Iowa , and the latter gentleman will retain his seat. seat.The senate amendments to the river and harbor appropriation bill were non-con curred in. Heading of the message of the president vetoing the Fitz John Porter bi'l ' was re ceived with applause on the republican side and hisses on the democratic side. The speaker announced that immediate action on the veto would be in order. General Slocum moved the bill be passed , the objection of the president to the con trary notwithstanding , and his motion de manded the previous question. Under the constitution a yea and nay vote was neces sary , and it was taken as follows : Yeas 168 , nays 78. Announcement of the vote was greeted with continued cheering by the friends of the measure , and with hisses by its opponents. Adjourned. The message will be laid before the sen ate to-morrow. SENATE. Thursday , July 3. After reading the Journal the chair laid before the senate the Fitz John Porter veto message , which was read , the question being , "Shall the bill pass , notwithstanding the objections of the president ? ' ' The yeas and nays were taken without debate and resulted in a tie vote- yeas 27 , nay 27. Two-thirds not voting In the affirmative the bill failed to pass. The anti-Chinese bill was called tip "by- Miller , of California. Mr. Platte moved to strike out the daCM excluding Chinese who are subjects of gov ernments other than that of China. r Mr. Platto's motion was not agreed to , , and the bill , coming at once to a vole , wag- passed without amendment yeas 40 , . nays 12. . . . . - . The fortification bill was paised by the- senate , without debate , precisely M it oarae- from the senate appropriation * committee. . The moHt important change made by tbo- committee is an increase of $300,000 in the- house item for the armamoBt of seacoasi. ) . fortiflcatlons. HOUSE. , . Mr. Hammond submitted the report N of the select committee appointed t in quire whether any lex-member * have violated lated the privileges of the bonne. The com mittee find no custom or usage which would justify them in the conclusion that the con duct of William H. English , in the contest ed election case of English vs. Peel , was a breach of the privilege * of the house , and recommed , that the whole muter be laid on the table. Mr. O'Neill ( Ho. ) from the committee on. labor , reported two Joint resolutions , which , were placed upon the house calendar , pro posing constitutional amendmentd , confer ring on congress the power to limit the hours of labor In textile and other manu facturing establishments , and prohibiting states from hiring convict labor. SENATE. SATURDAY , June 5. Mr. Allison pre sented the conference report on the legisla tive , executive and judicial appropriation , bill. The house agrees on all accept three points , the most important being one re lating to the reduction of internal revenue- and customs collectors * The senate fur ther insisted on the remaining amendment and ordered a new conference. f- Mr. Logan submitted the report of the conference committee on the fortification bill , to which the senate agreed. The senate then proceeded to the consid eration of the house bill to prohibit the im portation of foreigners under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United. States. During the reading of the leport on the bill the senate went into executive > session. HOUSE. Mr. Ranney , from the committee on elec tions , submitted a unanimous report con firming the right ot Martin Maginis to a seat as delegate from Montana. Agreed to. A number of roll calls were taken with out extricating the house from its dead lock and then recess was taken until 3 * . o'clock. After recess the conference report on the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill was submitted. Of 167 amendments placed on the bill by the senate the conference committee has reached agreement on all except three. One of these Is that appro priating $250,000for thoNicaraguan project. > Mr. Washburn moved that the house re cede from its disagreement to $250,000. The amendment was lost yeas 81 , nays 93. Mr. Washburn then moved recession from , the disagreement to the othermatter in dis pute. Agreed to yeas 111 , nays 76. This leaves the $250,000 clause as the only point of difference. ' CAPITAL TOPICS. THE FITZ JOHN PORTER BILL. ) The president returned the Fitz John ' Porter bill to congress , with his objections. He takes the same view as the attorney- general regarding the u'nconstltutionallty of the bill. * THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION. Attorney-General' Brewster submit ted to the president , in compliance with the latter's request , a long and carefully pre pared opinion upon the bill for the restora tion of Fitz John Porter to the army , in which he expresses the opinion that the bill is clearly unconstitutional. He says , in part : The bill is imposing , or attempting to im pose , upon the president a duty to appoint > a person designated therein without any support in the constitution. It is an as sumption of implied power , which is not - based upon any expressed power , and. clearly invades the constitutional rights of the president ; congress has no right to enact as a law that which will be ineffectual. It can not enact , advise or counsel. It must make laws that are rules of action , not expres sions of will that may or may not be fol lowed. If this bill be an injunction com manding the president to appoint , It is an usurpation , and if it be only cpunsel , it is without the essential element of law , and congress can enact nothing but that which is to have full vigor and effact of law ; bnt again , the bill is subject to objec tion upon the ground that congress thereby , in effect , creates an offise only upon the condition that it is to be asked by the par ticular individual named. If this principle were adopted generally in the creation of offices it would obviously result in constrain ing the appointing power to accept the con ditions imposed and fill the offices with in dividuals designated by congress , thus frus trating the design of the constitution , which is that officers must be alone selected ac cording to the judgment and will of the per son and body in whom the powers of nom ination , advice and appointment arc vested. RECIPROCITY TREATY. Representative Belmont has been authorized by the house committee on for eign affairs to report the following resolu tion as a substitute for Representative May- bury's joint resolution , introduced some time since , directing the president to open negotiations for the renewal of the Canadian reciprocity treaty of 1854 : That in the opin ion of the house committee closer commer cial relations with the other states on the American continent , would be of mutual advantage , and should the executive bee fit to consider the proposition for freer com merce with the dominion of Canada , such negotiations would be viewed with favor. Tie Crop Outlook in Montana. A telegram says that the crop prospects - pects in Montana are sufficient to wake the ttighest enthusiasm. They never looked better. Bain has been abundant and well distributed. There is but a small acreage tnis year , only about enough for home con- sumption. The increase in the acreage of corn and flax seed is 50 per cent. Corn , stands five feet on an average , and flax is. strong and vigorous. Oats and barley are very promising. Rye is ready to cut. The yield of everything is much larger per acre than last year. Reports from Fargo say the- crops in the Red river valiey are in fine con dition and 10 per cent , better than the same time last year. The acreage is 10 per cent. greater. SLEW HER FATHER. . The Antics of a Desperate Colored Damsel In Georgia. . James Burgis , a negro of Franklin. county , Georgia , tas two grotvn daughters. While ihe girls were preparing to go to church a dispute arose between them about the ownership of some article of wearing apparel. Their noisy demonstrations at tracted the attention of their father , who. atter investigation , decided that Lula , aged 17 , was the one in fault. He took her aside for punishment , and was flogging her when. Martha , her sister , caught him oy the arm and pulled him away. Lula , finding her self released , grew furious , and , grasping an ax , slipped up to her father , who had his back toward her. and buried the ax in his head. He died three hours afterward. At the inquest the murderess sat stolidly by , looking at the dead body of her father without a quiver. The colored people were worked up to a great degree of excitement , and if they could have had their own way would have made short work of the girl. She is now in iail. True love is so warm that ice cream will not throw a chill over , it. delphia Chronicle. .