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the state veterinary surgeon , is in Omaha
on official business and hashis weather-eye
lifted for glandered horses. The doctor
talked ut length on the law enacted at the
last session of the legislature for the pre
vention of disease among animals. Hesays
the law la defective and requires several
amendments before it will produce the best
results. "In what respect is the law defec
tive ? " asked the reporter.
"Well , in the first place , we are .quaran
tining against a number of state's where
pleuro-pneiimonia exists ; we are obliged to
take this step in order to keep the disease
out of the state. A good many states east
are quarantined , so that cattle cannot be
sent into Nebraska. But there are a few
states againt "which there is no quaran-
antine. Iowa is one. Now , the quarantine
laws of Iowa are such that catte ! can be
eent there from any state ; the Laws are not
strict and do not amount to anything.
There are other states in similar condition. '
Well , if a number of cattle from one of the
states against which there is quarantineby
our own state are sent to Iowa they can be
brought into Nebraska , and there is no
help for it. The law is defective on this
point. "
"How"could thafi be obviated ? " was
"It can only be obviated by a law by the
national government , which will providefor
the quarantine of infected districts and for
bid the removal of rattle. A small district
or even a county might thus be quarantin
ed and the disease confined in that section.
That is probably the most feasible way. It
is a national question , because the present
" quarantine laws are continually Interfering
with the national commerce. Under the
present arrangement it takes a year almost
to take a calf from New York to San Fran
cisco. "
"What other defects are therein tholaw ? "
"The law on contagiousdiseasesprovides
that animals shall be appraised at their
actual value at the time cf appraisement.
Another section says all animals shall be
appraised before beingdestroyed. Still an
other says thut the state veterinary sur
geon must examine all animals supposed to
be affected andonhisrecommendationthey
shall be destroyed. Now , for example , here
is a supposed case of glanders. I go and
examinp it and find that the horse should
be killed. Then the commission has to go
and appraise the animal at its 'value at the
time of the appraisement. " They appraise
the animal and he is killed. Now on general
principles when a horse is ordered , to be
killed heis not worth a cent to any one , and
if he is 'appraised at his value at the time
of the appraisement. ' his appraisement
should be nothing. Thenontheotherlmnd
the owner may claim , and justly , too , per
haps , that the horse is of value to him.
The round-about way of getting a horse
killed is objectionable. The veterinary sur-
jjcon ought to have the right to kill him.
Now I have to make a trip perhaps forty
miles from a railway , then the commission
ers have to go. [ Omaha Herald.
mittee from the board of regents held a
consultation with the governor and state
treasurer relative to the matter of short
age in the funds available for the purpose
of paying the salaries of the faculty of the
The difficulty was caused by the careless
ness of the engrossing or enrolling clerks of
the last legislature-through which the ap
propriations for allthe state institutions
were drawn upon the general fund of the
state instead of upon the special fund of
those institutions. Warrants have been
drawn and paid from the general fund , in
accordance with the provisions of the bill ,
until it has become exhausted , and all tho
institutions of the state are left in a finan
cial slough.
It was reported and published as a fact
that the board of regents had decided to
urge upon the governor the necessity of call
ing an extra session of the legislature to
provide for the deficiency , but this is a mis
take. That " solution of the question was
mentioned , but a few minutes' computation
of the interest upon the amounts showed
that it would not amount to enough to jus
tify the calling of a snecial session. The
consultation was for the purpose of ascer-
taining the esnct state of the finances of
the state and devise a way. if possible , to
relieve the institutions which will be the
sufferers by this state of affairs.
The consultation was barren of any real
results , and tho e who arc dependent upon
the state for their salaries will have to de
pend upon the possibility , of the banks
cashing their warrants. They will do this
nt par now , but whether this will continue
is doubtful. There will be a little money
in the treasury for a short time after the
county treasurers make their semi-annual
Hettlement. This will only last for a short
time , however , and it is roughly estimated
that the general fund will be overdrawn to
the amount of § 200,000 before the appro
priations by the next legislature will be
available. [ Lincoln Joutnal.
WASHINGTON special to the Omaha Her
ald : The bitter controversy has been re
newed here over tho Plattsmouth post-
office. Dr. Black , of that city , has"arrived
with a mass of documents against Post
master-Wise. "Wise was not the choice ol
our people , " said Dr. Black , "as three-
fourths of , tho republican citizens signed
Simpson's petition 'for tho office. " The
charges against Wiso hava been laid before
tho senate to prevent his confirmation.
LINCOLN has a man named Brewster who
chokes and otherwise abuses his wife be
cause sho wants to bo a Christian and lead
a Christian life.
TnE.firm ol Garrabrandt & Gole , dealers
in tobacco , Omaha , have assigned.
THE Union Pacific , General Manager Cal-
laway says , is doing a largo amount of rail
road building at present. There is now in
the course of construction a line from North
Loup to Loup City , a distance o ! 40 miles.
Another is building from Marysvilleto Gar
rison , about 42 miles. There is also build
ing a linexjf GO miles from Denver to Boul
der , Col. , and a short line of about 10 miles
to Ord , Kas. A line is also constructing
from Lincoln , Neb' . , to Salina , Kas. , a dis
tance of 35 miles.
AT a meetingof theOmahaboardof trade
a few nights ago , a communication from the
Kansas City committee appointed at the
water ways convention in St. Paul last fall ,
addressed to the people of theMissouriwas
read. It related facts gained from an ex
perimental fleet of three barges sent out in
1882 , to show what a saving it would be if
barges were run between Sioux City and
Kansas City.
THE Indian trade is looked after closely
by the merchants of Gordon , as it amounts
to § 12,000 or § 15,000 each month.
SUPERIOR , is agitating tho question of a
water-works system that will cost about
§ 5,000.
BEN HOGAN , the evangelist , is doing big
religious work at Blair. His practical talk
has made him a great many friends and his
earnestness in caring for the welfare ol
human souls has met with great success in
that place.
Jb ntiand water did considerable ( laitinij
to the beautiful residence of Mr. Noble at
Lincoln. His loss is from § 3,000 to § 4,000.
TIICKI : are 334 convicts iu the state pen
itentiary at present.
CIIADIIOX'S school population is assuming
proportions that calls for increased educa
tional room.
WASHINGTON special : Dr. Black and Sen
ator Van Wyck called on Postmaster-
eral Vilas to-day and the former submitted
protests against tho confirmation of Post
master Wise , of Plattsmouth , and charges
against his character. A strong fight is
being made against Mr. Wise.
IN front of a tailoring establishment in
Lincoln the other day was an overcoa
that measured sixty-four inches across the
chest , and the wearer for whom it was in
tended weighs 340 pounds , in fair order.
D. HASKCLL lost fifteen horses and colts
in a prairie fire which raged northwest o
Broken Bov/ .
AN Ainsworth special says : William An
derson , a young farmer 19 years old , living
three miles from Ainsworth , while hunting ,
was accidentally killed by the discharge of
his shotgun , the charge entering his fore/
head and tearing off the back of his head.
His clothing took fire , and the body was
burned to a crisp. The jury rendered a
verdict of accidental death.
A SHOCK of earthquake was felt in Ne
braska City on the loth , in some cases
shaking buildings so that the immates
rushed out doors.
A MOVEMENT is on footfor the erection in
Neligh of a fine brick hotel , with two or
three store-rooms underneath.
Dn. J. J. SOLOMON , of Omaha , is possibly
an heir to an § 800,000.000 estate. Ho has
taken steps to look the matter up.
A PARTY of hunters from Blair bagged ten
deer while on a tour through the western
part of the state.
OFFICERS of the Bee Keepeni' association
are proud in being able to state that not
withstanding the great loss of bees the past
winteryet the apiarian interests of Nebras
ka are keeping pace with the other material
interests of the state. "We are hearing
from many points in the state where here
tofore no reports were received , and the
prospects are favorable for a large gather
ing of the prominent bee keepers of the
state. Everything possible is being done to
mako the meeting of ourassociation second
to none held in any state el the union. "
A. V. HICKEL , a farmer living near Ogal-
alla , raised thirty bushels of wheat to the
acre , by weight.
IN Seward county a lad by the name ol
Ruckdasher was quite severely injured a
few days ago by the running away of his
father's team. He was thrown out over
the front part of the wagon , ana the wheels
passing over his body caused some internal
THE Wymore Reporter has opened a col
umn for the purpose of getting the full
name , rank , company , regiment , ai'td pres
ent postofiicc address of every old soldier
now living in Gage county who served dur
ing the war.
ASTER a brief wedding life of less than
two months , a couple in Lincoln have con
cluded that they were not designed to live
together and have concluded to go it alone ,
both parties are highly respectable.
A MAN 03 years of age has been shut in
the state pen. at Lincoln for making an as
sault upon a girl of 10 years.
NANCE county claims 350,000 bushels as
ts corn crop for 1SS5.
THC young son of Superintendent Jones ,
of the Fremont gas works , fired some oil
spilled on the floor of the works , and was
instantly enveloped in flames. He was
rolled in a snow bank and the fire snuffed
HOLDREGE proposes soon to take steps
for protection against fire.
GAGE COUNTY comes to the front with a
record of 0,273,432 bushels of corn har
vested during the present year. This is a
gauge that gives a slight idea of the total
corn production of the state.
SOME malicious persons broke the fine
plate glass in the windows of the First Na
tional Bank of Beatrice , causing § 300 dam-
ase. There is no clue to the perpetrators ,
nor can any reason be assigned for such
SENATOR MANDERSON has introduced a
bill for the relief of George S. Comstock as
follows : The secretary of the treasury is
directed , out of money in the treasury be
longing to the Sioux Indians of different
tribes , including tho Santee Sioux of Ne
braska , to pay to George S. Comstock of
Nuckolls county , Neb. , § 18,908.53 , in full
settlement of his claim against the govern
ment for depredations committed and pro
perty taken and destroyed by the said In
dians in August , 1884. Referred to the
committee on In'dian affairs.
CHARLEY BROWN , one of tho participants
in tho late double tragedy in San Francisco
in which he lost his life , was formerly a resi
dent of Plattsmouthandwas engaged to bo
married to u young lady of that city.
SEVEN citizenjf of Ked'Cloud have organ
ized a corporation withacapital of § 5,000 ,
to prospect fotfcoal in that vicinity.
Two religious denominations have
churches at Sidney and others are contem
plating the creation of houses of worship.
A KANSAS man , as he went to bed in an
Omaha hotel the other night , blew out the
gas , and but for timely discovery would
have been gathered to his father's.
THE town of Arlington has dispensed with
all other titles but that one , and further
confusion in mail matters and shipping or
ders will thus be avoided.
A SEEDY , middle-aged stranger , hungry
and.cold , walked into a store in-Blair one
day last week , and deliberately smashed
the show cases with a coal shovel. He
vanted to go io jail and was accommo
GENEVA , the county seat of Fillmore
county , is pushed to the front as the com
ing railroad center of the state.
A BOLD thief in Hastings sneaked off a
drummer's grip from the railroad depot ,
find dissolved in the throng. The grip con
tained jewelry samples worth § 400.
'HARDING , an employee in the Union Pa
cific shops at Omaha , fell on the sidewalk
* n that city and badly broke his leg.
Tun Douglas county superintendent of
poor is giving alms each week to about 500
people. The poor are getting thicker aa
the weather grows colder.
FKANIC W. WHEAT , of Pawnee county , has
just been turned over to tho tender mercies
of the warden of the penitentiary for one
year. Ho played forger.
FRANK KRUEGER , of Lincoln , only twenty
years old , has become insane and been
given a place in the state asylum.
R. It. RANDALL , says the Lincoln Journal ,
cnmc'in yesterday from a business visit out
the B. < fe M. as far as Oxford. Ho reports
everything quiet that far west along the
Republican , but told tho reporter that
plans were forming for tho biggest boom in
immigration another springthatsouthwcst
Nebraska has vnt encountered.
A PAT.TY of hunters arrived from the
Snake country the other day. They wero
loaded down with game , and report elk ,
deer and antelope as being very numerous
in that locality.
THE Nebraska Dairymen's Association
in session at Fremont , elected officers ai
follows : J. Dixon Avery , Fremont , prcsi
dent ; E. Mclntyre , Seward , vice president :
H. H. Wing , Lincoln , secretary and trcas
urer ; board of directors : S. C. Bassett , Gib
bon ; W. G. Whitrnore , Valley ; W. A. Car-
penter , Sutton ; II. B. Nicodemus , Fremont ,
and 0. M > Druse , Lincoln. A long list o :
vice presidents was also elected.
THE board of trade question is being agi
tated in Talmage.
FAIRBURY newspapers are agitating th
question of water works for their town.
OVER one hundred residences have been
built in Fairfield during the season , some
of them very costly and elegant.
FIFTY car loads of sheep , in sections of
twenty-five cars each , arrived at Gibbon , a
! ew days ago. These 5,000 sheep arc the
property of the Warren Live Stock com
pany , and are sent to this point from Wyo
ming to be fed during the winter. This com
pany are the largest sheep growers in Wyo
ming , owning twenty-four ranches in Lara-
mio county alono and ten in northern
A COMPANY has been organized and ar
ticles of incorporation adopted for the
operation of a canning factory at Syracuse
A NUMBER of fragments of jars and other
pottery were found while digging a cellar
near Ponca , supposed to bo the work oi
prehistoric people.
A. B. SMITH'S pork packing establishment
at Fairfield is about to start up. It is the
intention to pack about 2,000 hogs this
winter and enlarge the capacity next sea
son , if the experiment is a * success.
THE number of studeuts at the Normal
college , Fremont , is steadily increasing and
has now reached 111. Prof. Jones says
the prospects now are that the number will
closely approximate 140 before the term
THIRTY-SEVEN business places and resi
dences in Schuyler make use of the tele
THE Ewing Item thinks the real estate
dealers of that section should mako more
effort than they have in the past to attract
attention to the thousands of acres of land
still vacant in that section. A little judi
cious advertising and the right kind of en
ergy will do wonders in this direction. The
free use of printers' ink fetches trade with
a dead certainty.
A NOTORIOUS outlaw and murderer named
N. B. Ford , alias "Baldy" Ford , was found
dead in Cottonwood creek , about twelve
miles west of Chadron. His body was
found frozen into the ice , and was obliged
to bo chopped out before it could be recov
ered. It is not known whether thodeceased
was murdered or frozen to death. Ford
has led a hard life for a number of years ,
and has been known as the murderer oJ
three men.
MR. FULTON , of Table Rock , was thrown
rom his buggy , being quite seriously in
Tin : scarcity of hills in andaboutOmaha
spares the journals of that city from chron
icling any mishaps by coasters.
ALL the government land iu Mcrrick
county has been gobbled.
JOHN Y. SMITH , who is the author ofsome
crooked financiering in Dodge county and
vicinity , has been captured at Eureka , Kas.
MR. J. BURROWS addressed a largo and
attentive meeting at Leonard school house , '
Lancaster county , the other night , in the
interest of Farmers' alliance. This is the
beginning of a scries of meetings to bo held
in that county.
Gov. DAWES has r-fuscd to pardon Ben
Cobb , the Lincoln forger , now serving a
three y ° ars' sentence.
MR. SWANKY of Sheridan , Pawnee county ,
claims to have struck a four-foot vein of :
good cpal at a depth of eighty feet.
ELDER HOWE , of Lincoln , is preparing to
; ivc Giristmas dinners to fifteen or twenty
poor families of the capital city.
CONGRESSMAN WEAVER has drafted a bill
providing for the establishment of two fed-
jral judicial districts in Nebraska. He fav
ors paying salaries to marshals.
SENATOR MANDERSON introduced a bill to
ippropriate § 250,000 to establish a branch
liome for disabled soldiers and sailors , to
1)0 located cither in Nebraska , Colorado ,
Iowa , Dakota or Minnesota.
How the Lamented Deceased Treats I Hi *
Pretty Touna Wife.
Louisville ( Ky. ) dispatch : Three years
ago Henry Freeman , a wealthy farmer of
Logan county , this state , died , leaving his
property , by will , to be divided among his
children , the name of his wife , who survived
him , not being mentioned in the document.
J. M. Henry was appointed executor of the
rftate , and in administering upon it he , in
the division , recognized the widow's right
of dower and set aside one-third of the
property for her use. No protest was made
by the children some of whom were by a
former wife at the time , it being seemingly
conceded that the widow's right was not
intended to be waived by the omission.of
her name from the will. One settlement
by the executor was made with the
heirs on this basis , but at tho second
settlement , which was to have been
made a month ago , there was dissat
isfaction expressed , and this has grown
into a lawsuit the purpose of which is to
Bet aside the widow's right of dower. Tho
ground of this suit is most peculiar. It is
stated in the petition that at the time of
Mr. Freeman's marriage to the wife who
.survives him ho was past 50 years old ,
while she was barely turned 20. In consid
eration of this disparity in their age , and
his wealth , the young lady desired a mar
riage contract setting abide a stipulated
sum of money for her exclusive use. Mr.
Freeman , who was a very close man , ob
jected to this , but offered , as a compro
mise , an agreement which recited for every
male child she should bear him ho would
give her in spot cash at the birth , for her
.sole and exclusive use , § 1,000. The lady
accepted the compromise , and so they were
married. Mrs. Freem.au bore her husband
six boys , and at the advent of each heir ho
religiously paid over the stipulated reward
of § 1,000. Tho plaintiffs in this action
claim that this contract and fulfillment
shtt ) Mrs. Freeman off from all right of
dower , and that Mr. Freeman so under
stood , and for that reason made no men I
tion of her name in his will.
Kills and Joint Resolutions Plllnrj Up at an
Amuzlny Hate.
Washington dispatch : Four hundred and
( seventy bills and nine joint resolutions have
been introduced iu the senate , but only two
-ominittces have yet held their first meet
ing and no measures have been reported
t > .ick to tho senate and no calendar has
therefore been made. Beyond the probable
discussion and possible passageof the pres
idential succession bill and the adoption of
Senator Frye's resolution embodying the
code of joint rules , no programme for legis
lative business during the week can be indi
Four hundred and fifty-six nominations
have been sent to the senate , and many of
them will probably be reported at the first
executive session. A considerable portion
of the latter half of the week is likely to be
spent with closed doors. Although the
committee on rules of the house has com
pleted its labors of formulating a new code
of-rules for the government of the house ,
and will submit its report to-morrow , it is
not thought probable that the discussion
will then be begun. It is expected that the
debate will bo postponed until Tuesday in
order that the members' uill have an op
portunity to see the proposed revision in
print. There is a desire on the part of
many members to have a call of states on '
to-day for tho introduction of bills for ref-
crence to the appropriate committee and
when appointed , and in deference to this
desire it was formally agreed by the mem
bers of the committee on rules yesterday
to make no opposition to such call. There
are , however , some members of the house
who express an intention to oppose tho in
troduction of bills until the house shall
have finally determined by vote on the
Morrison code , the jurisdiction of various
committees , and who hold that it would be
useless to inundate the speaker's table with
a flood of bills till some proper outlet is
provided for them. As the house is not
governed at present by any definite system
of rules , these members contend that it will
require unanimous consent to order a. call ,
and insist that this cannot be obtained.
The Elaclfeet in the yorthtcest on the Tergo
of Rlsiiiff.
A special from Montreal pays : Father La-
combe , the Roman Catholic Missionary
among the Blackfeet Indians , arrived here
from the northwest yesterday. The object
of his visit is to impress on thegovcrnment
the necessity of immediately dispatching a
strong military force to the Blood Indian
reserve. These braves , ho says , when ho
left were very turbulent , and might take
the war-path at any moment. Should they
rise they would undoubtedly have the
hearty support of powerful tribes in the
United States. Were such an alliancemado
and an Indian war begun , tho Blackft-et and
other tribes to tho north would certainly
take a part , and a war in comparison with
which the recent troubles would be but a
drop in the bucket would have to be waged
before the Indians could be sub'lued. All
the tribes are vowing vengeance for the In-
Jian murderers of the Reil rebellion , and
say they1 are prepared to fight the white
men to the bittur end. Being asked if tho
half-breeds would join in such a war , Father
Lacombe said he believed that Gabriel Du-
inont was at this moment plottinsanother
rebellion and cndcuvorin ? to incite the half-
breeds of Montana to assist their Canadian
Opinion of Cyrtt * Fielil on the Question of f
Oovennneiit Telegraphy.
New York special : When asked his opin
ion on Senator Edmunds' telegraph bill ,
[ ? yrus W. Field said : I am clearly of tho
opinion that the time has arrived when the
jovernment should purchase all the tele-
; raph lines in the country. All the tele-
; raph lines of the old world belong to the
; 6veriiments of the countries in which they
ire located. As letters are sent to till and
jvery part of the United States for two
: cnts and papers and magazinesatonecent
'or every four ounces , so should telegraph
messages be sent to any part of the United
states at the lowest price which experience
uis shown it ; possible that the same can be
lone. The press which sends long messages
ihould be charged half the rates paid by the
; eneral public. A law should be passed by
: ongrcss making all purchases. Govern-
ncnt telegraph lines would be in no greater
langcr than the postoffice. If the United
states government entered on the business
he reduction of expenses in running tele-
; raph lines would begin .it once. There
vould be no necessity for so many tele-
raph offices with attendant expenses for
ent and the attaches. The postolfices
vould also be telegraph offices. Would tel-
graph companies agree to sell their lines to
ho government ? Yes ; it was found to be
L good plan in England and proved fair to
ill parties.
Virginia's Xeic Senator.
Tn the general assembly John W. Daniel
ras elected senator to represent Virginia in
ho United States senate for six years , be-
; inning March 4,1887. _ "
Their Ulnnner ofSerelng Tliem in the Senate
and Souse of Representatives.
HOUSE. In the house on the 12th tho
speaker presented a. large number of com
munications , including tho annual report
of tho attorney-general , secretary of the
treasury , and comptroller of the currency.
Mr. Read , offered a resolution for printing
the compilation of the revisions of the
rules of the house in the Thirty-sixth and
Forty-sixth congresses , stating they would
lie under discussion upon tho proposed
change in tho rules. The resolution was
adopted. Mr. Buck presented n resolution
of the Connecticut legislature asking that a
suitable law bo passed for the ascertain
ment and counting o ! the electoral vote.
Laid on the table.
SENATE. In the senate on the 14th the
chair laid before the senate a joint resolu
tion of the legislature of Connecticut urg
ing congress to pass , without unnecessary
delay , a bill to provide for the presidential
count. The chair also laid before tho
senate a memorial from the state executive
committee appointed by the constitutional
convention of the territory of Dakota
praying for tho admission of Southern Da
kota as a state of the union and transmit
ting a draft of the constitution for ap
proval by congress. Mnnderson , at his
own request , was relieved from service on
the committee of military affairs. The
senate then went into executive session
and at 2:20 a message was received from
the president transmitting the Kciley cor
respondence recently called for by Vest's
resolution. It was ordered printed and to
lie on tho table. Adjourned.
HOUSE. In tne house Morrison , of Illi
nois , from the committee on rules , submit
ted the report of that committee on the
proposed revision of tho rules. It was
printed and laid over. Weaver , of Iowa ,
offered a resolution providing for a call of
Ktates , for the introduction of bills. Con
siderable antagonism was made to this pro
position , Hammond , of Georgia , and Mc-
Millan , of Tennessee , asserting that the in
troduction of bills before the house had de
termined the jurisdiction of the various
committees would lead to great confusion.
Springer , of Illinois , took the same view of
tho matter and pointed out the various
sections of tho proposed now code which
would be violated if the resolution was
adopted. Discussion was cut short by a {
motion to adjourn.
SENATE. Among bills introduced and re
ferred were the following : By Teller To
provide for the free and unlimited coinage
of the silver dollar. By Ingalls To prot
vide for determining the existence and re
moval of inability of the president to dis
charge the powers and duties of his office.
By Mauderson Relating to pensions. [ It
provides for the pensioning of all persons
who served for at least one year during the
late war and were either discharged after
such term of service upon a surgeon's cer
tificate of disability as no longer fit for mil
itary duty , or who , after a like term of ser
vice , were discharged with the re-enlist
ment clause stricken from their certificate
of discharge. The rate of pension shall not
be less than § 4 nor more than § 12 per
month. It prohibits the receiving of any
information touching a pension from any
person upon an agreement to conceal the
names of t.iie informant from the applicant
or his attorney. The presidential succes
sion bill was discussed without action ,
when the senate adjourned.
SENATE. Edmunds introduced a bill
granting a pension to Mrs. Julia Grant and
another bill granting her franking privi
leges. Bills were introduced. By Senator
Harrison For the admission of a portion
of Dakota as a state of the union. By Sen
ator Vest To incorporate the Atlantic
and Pacific Ship Railway company. [ This
is the Ends ship canal bill and provides for
government aid to that enterprise. ] By
Senator McMillan Proving that all lauds
granted to aid in the construction of the
Sioux City and St. Paul railroad , except
ten sections per mile for each mile of con
tinuous road constructed by that company
on said line , under authority of said state.
within the time named and limited in said
act , shall be resumed by the United States.
By George To pension the soldiers of the
Mexican war. A joint resolution intro
duced by Senator Jackson proposes an
amendment to the constitution of the
United States , providing that the president
and vice-president shall hereafter be elected
for a term of six years , and that they shall
be ineligible to re-election , and that the
vice president shall be ineligible to the office
of president after he shall have filled the
same in case of vacancy therein.
HOUSE. Morrison called up the report of
the committee on rules , and proposed that
the new code be read at length. At his sug
gestion the reading of the report was dis
pensed with , and tho general debate opened ,
by him with a short explanation of the pro
posed revision. Many members took part
in the discussion , but without arriving at .
any conclusion the house adjourned. '
Hocsi : . Consideration of the report of
the committee on rules was resumed , tho
pending amendment being that offered by
Springer , of Illinois , to abolish various
committees on expenditure in different de
partments and to concentrate their duties
to one committee consisting of fifteen mem
bers. The amendment was rejected with-
jiit discussion. Cannon moved to strike
jut the paragraph which limited the appro
priations over which the appropriation
jomniittee had jurisdiction. The motion
ivas lost. .Adams of Illinois , then offered
in amendment virtually prohibiting "rid-
jrs. " ft wassubstantially thcsamc as the
me which , before the test vote on distrib-
iting the appropriation bills , had been of-
ercd by Hammond and been rejected by
: ho house. The amendment was now
ulopted and the reinain'der of tho report
ias aureed to without objection. Then the
eport was adopted in toto. So the rules
> f the forty-eishth congress , as amended by
.lie report of the committee on rules , are
The senate bill granting a pen-
iion to the widow of Gen. Grant was taken
ip and passed , Price , ' of Wisconsin , alone
oting in the negative.
SENATE. Mitchell , from the committee , „
> n pensions , . reported favorably the
> ill granting a pension for tho widow of
3cn. Grant. Hampton introduced a bill
nuking it unlawful for senators or repra-
eutatives to recommend or solicit ap-
lointments to office. Butler called up his
esolution of inquiry relating to tbe alleged
irganization of tho territory of Dakota
uto a state. Laid over. The senate then
iroceaded to the consideration of the joint
ule.s. After a short debate resulting in
ome amendments of the detail , the rules
rerc finally agreed to. A resolution was
iffered by Cockrell , which wag agreed to ,
ailing on the secretary of the treasury for
formation as to what claims wero before
he treasury department for unpaid moie-
ius under the act of 1SG4. Among tho
measures introduced were the following :
$3Frye $ Providing that all future ap-
lointces as heads of departments of the
'nited States armies army shall bo officers
elected from the army and nominated by
be president and confirmed by the senate
o be such heads of departments for terms
f four years. It declares that this pro-
ision shall not apply to the head of any
cpurtmcnt until that office shall first be-
oiiie vacant. The president may , in his
iscretion , however , at any time , place
pon the retired list any existing head of a
apartment , and the retired list is enlarged
jr that purpose. J
SENATE. Hoar , from tho committee on ,
privileges and-clcctions , reported favorably
to fix a day for tho meeting of electors for
president and vice-president and to pro
vide for and regulate f he counting of the-
vote for president and vice-president and
for the decis'fj ; : of questions arising there
from. Laid over. The presidential suc
and Evarts ad
cession bill was taken up
dressed the senate on it. He took th
ground that tho succession provided for by
tho bill now before the senate was the only
possible constitutional exercise of tho very"
limited power accorded by the constitution
to congress. Evarts spoke about an hour
the utmost atten-
and was listened to with
tion. After a few words from Edmunds ir
reply to Evarts and differing from him aa
to the very limited power of congress , tho
Edmunds amendment was voted on. Yeas ,
23 ; nnys , 37. Tho bill was then passed
without division as reported from the com
mittee. Ingalls introduced a bill to author
ize the construction of a bridge across the
Missouri river at Pierre , Dak. Also a bill
to provide for additional judges in tho
Dakota territory. Also a bill to create
two additional iaml districts in Dakota ,
territory. Adjourned.
HOUSE. The senate bill' was passed re
moving the political disabilities of Alexan
der R. Lawton , of Georgia. Discussion on
the proposed revision of tho rulss was then
resumed and Herbert , of Alnbnmif , took
the floor with an argument in favor of the
general feature of the revision , but in oppo
sition to the plan of distributing the work
of the appropriation committee. That the
committee should remain in charge of the
money bills , but all power should l > 3 taken
away from it to incorporate in it general
legislation. Hiscock , a member of the com
mittee on rules , presented the reason- *
which had impelled him to agree to the re
port of the majority. After sprezhe.s by
Wellborn , of Texas , and Blount , of Georgia ,
the house , without continuing the geueriu
Sebate , adjourned.
HOUSE. In the house the subject of rules
Was taken up for discussion , Morrison , ot v i
Illinois , stating he would try and close the
general debate at 4 o'clock. A proposition
to create a constitutional amendment cf.m-
mittce , presented by Mr. Bayne , of Penn-
fcylvania , having heen defeated through vig
orous opposition of Tucker , of Virginia , au
amendment was offered by Payne , of New
York , to give the committee on"revision of
the laws juribdictioH over the proposed
amendments to the constitution. The-
amendment was lost. Springer , of Illinois ,
made several attempts to abolish the com
mittees which he deemed useless , declaring ;
that someof them did no business except to
ni'Icct clerks , but his efforts were unsuccess- ' , I
fui. Pending au effort on his part to abol-
i.sh the committees on public expenditures
in various departments , and to create one
committee on expenditures in theexecutive-
dcaartment , the house adjourned.
Secretary Lamar has requested the Pres I t
ident to ask congress to authorize the use ot
E12.50J , out of the S50.COO appropriated by
congress last year , to supi ly food and other
necessaries of life , in case of distress amonsj
the Indians not having the treaty fund , for
the temporary reh'ef of the northern Chey-
ennes on the Tongue and Rosebud rivers.
The department has information that these
Indians are in great distress for want of food
and sufficient clothing.
The treasury department has received a let
ter from C. G. Whitlock , in which he says he
has reliable information that twenty ollicers
attached to H. S. S. Juniata , which has just
returned to New York from a cruise in the
Chinese waters , has concealed on that vessel I ,
a large quantity of dutiable goods , including
silks , rngs , fans , va'scs , porcelain and ivory
ware , Chines3 and Japanese curiosities.wbich
they intend to smuggle into the United States
The collector was instructed to send an in
spector and assistants to the vessel anil re
quest permission from the coinmanuingofllcer
to institute a thorough search. In case j tr-
mission was obtained the oHicers are to take
cossession of any smuggle ; ! noods which may , <
be found and turn them over to the collector
for action , in accordance with the law and
The projectors of the Henncpln Canal scheme
ire in Washington in force endeavoring to sc-
: urc such a change in the rules as will save
them from the defeat through the moving of a
point of order , which they experienced last
ivar. They propose to accomplish tTiis by
jiving the Committee on Rivers and Harbors
hc jurisdiction of canals and of all water
rays , and of changing- title to that of Riv-
: rs , Harbors and Canals.This will enable
.he Henncpin folks to place their appropriation
n tho regular River and Harbor bill , provided ,
hey have sufficient influence in the committee ,
md will give the measure the special advan-
nge of a place In a bill which the committee
n chanre has the richt to report at anv time. "
Senator Vest , in an interview with secretary
Lamar , represented that although the cattlc-
nen had endeavored in good faith to obey the
jrder of the president expelling their herds
"rom Indian territory , yet they had not been
iblc to remove all their cattle. They there-
ore urge that the Jew remaining animals ,
: ows , calves and unmerchantable steers be
lennitted to remain until spring. Upon mature
: onsidcration of the premises Lamar agreed to
ifs proposition. The same permission will be
iccordcd Texas cattle caught in transit through
Jie Indian territory.
I ' I
they Are Given TJtelr Annuities in the Way
of Cloti'intj.
Lieut. Chase of Gen.Howard's staff , says
ho Omaha Herald , was in yesterday. He
i engaged in witnessing the annual distri-
mtion'of goods to tho Santee Sioux at
'landreau , D. T. As the work was notfin-
jhed he was obliged to return ; ho will be
bsent the greater portion of the week. The
'antees , those that are entitled to these
nnuities , left their agency several years
go. to engage in farming and stock raising ,
ome are very well-to-do , but the majority
re lazy and bhiitless and therefore poof.
? hey have a school , taught by a govern-
icnt appointee , and the little Indians arc-
cry intelligent and quick to learn. Nearly
very Indian who has applied for goods so
ir has been able to sign his name. To
ach male is given a pair of pants , it coat
nd vest , a pair of socks , a flannel shirt , a
air of boots and a hat. Each squaw re-
cives a pair of shoes , a pair of hose , a
kirt , a piecw of calico large enough tomake
dress , about seven yards of brown sheet-
ig , four yards of gingham and fourteen
ards ofbrown calico , besides a good shawl.
. boy under 10 years receives a jacket ,
ants , cap and a pair of shoes and stock-
igs. A boy over 10 years of age is given a. .
ant , vest and pair of pants , boots and
jcks. The girls are given a dress , and a
air of shoes and stockings. This supply
ill last until next year whoa the distribu-
ion will again take place.
K. T. JaJIrey , lor seven years past general
iperintendent of the Illinois Central railroad ,
as been promoted to the position of general
lanager of that road. Jaflrey entered the
; rvice of the
company thirty years ago as of-
Congressman John W. Daniel has been
ected United States Senator In Virginia to-
icceed Senator Mahcne.

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