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' .I FHE OMAHA DAILY BEE. , . ' ' TWET.RTTT YEATL OMAHA NEB SATURDA\ MORNING FEBRUARY 171883 - / 0/17 > ' * KILLING TIME. A Day Wasted in Useless Work by the Legislature , Woman SuftraRe in the Senate and Bogus Railroad LOR- iulation in the Honae. The House Railroad Committee Charged With Smothering Important Bills. Which ia Indignantly Denied - ' < and a Demand Made to Take it All Back. The 'Wliolo Formtae a Pathetic Fnron for the Cuppers Special Dispatch to Till UBR. LINCOLN , February 1C. It will boa blesoing to the tax payer of Nebraska when this legialaturo adjourns. Its work to day shows that nothing ia to 'bo expected from it except jobbery , Tha senate frittered awfcy nearly a whole day in the frivoloua debate over the dead itaue of woman unfiVago , aud the house outraged decency and dis graced itself by its shameless disregard of the popular demand for the aboli tion of the present system of railroad assessment and relief from extortion by restrictive railroad legislation. Nine-tenths of the legislature plodded their aaorod honor bsforo the election to carry ont these needed reforms , but , recreant to this trust , they bavo not only shirked their duty , but added Insult Id injury by duviaing a railroad bill through the cappurs of the house committee that has not i * single redeeming feature. This bill , amended in unimportant pavtlculaic , will in effect simply take 812,000 out of the treasury for a bogus commis sion that la to guthor statistics moat of which are already embodied in the reports of the United States commis sioner of rallrosda. No provlnlou ia made far a reduction of pas senger or freight rates and no relief la affoidcd from logalizad highway robbery by monopolies in any direstiou. In tether - or words , Nebraska ia to submit for > nearly throa years longer to the ar bitrary and rapacious exactions of I railroads. Trne , there is decided op position to this brazen attemp t legalize the plundering of < the people ' for three yeare longer , but there is a lamentable want of leadership and | ' ' ' ' b-jok-buno'irHSBTiaUser' TOiolow ] with the exception of Robborta , ton ] all actively enlisted in the railroad nw terest. Speaker Humphery , Blorbow- r er , Grout , Whcdon , Field , and even ft Holman , are obstructing every effort to redress the grievance that caused the anti-monopoly revolt Inai fall. While the republicans must bear the responsibility for the failure of this legislature to redeem iti pledge ; , there are more rotten democrats in tit according to their number than thcro are republicans. These democratic , jobbers and monopoly stool pigeons ) have shown their baud at every sta o. They vote for nearly every job and steal , and are always ready to sustain Humphrey and hia gang of republican monopolists in opposition to any measure tending to limit the exactions totup ions of railroads. After patching up the house railroad bill , Robbarts moved .ovto ed that the senate bill to fix maximum passenger and freight ratea which had been referred to tho. committee \ a railroads ba returned to the house to-morrow morning so as to give an opportunity for itn consideration. Mr. Robborts In support of the reso lution charged the railroad committee with koepinc important bills from three to four weeks so that they could not bo properly considered by the houeo. The reference to the committee , was , in his opinion , an effjrt to smother the bill. Whedon roao in high dudgeon over the impntatiju that redacted upon - on any member of the house. It was the first time during this session that any ono had boon charged with wilful ly impeding legislation , and he requested Robberts to r his motion and the record be expunged so that future generations , when these members are dead , should inot Impute bad motives to them. Grout as chairman assured the house that ho would expedite tha matter , but could not cay when the committee would bo able to act. Robbarta finally consented to have the record 1 ext - punged. This dramatic Incident created - atod considerable of a sensation , , but * oy down deep among the rlngatera it was regarded as a pathetic farco. The Grand Island membei who supported the capital job had th ( satisfaction to-d y to have his bll louating a normal sohool at Grand Island defeated by a vote of 41 l ? 22 In the senate the capltol lobby hove succeeded In securing a majority re- pirt fayorlng the appropriation. Tht , minority report , adverse to the bill will be handed In to-morrow. i GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. 6po Ul Dispatches to TUB 11 i. THE PAH 18 KXI'ULSION. PARIS , February 10. In the cham ber of dcputioA , Marcou , reporter of the committee on the expulsion bills , road thu report aad demanded linme- diato disoncslon. The minister of justice said President Grovy , on ac count of iho illuces of Falllaros , had not yet accepted tbo resignations of thi ) ministers. The cabinet , Doves said , was ready to place itself at the orders of the chamber. FJoquo An nounced ho wruld accept' M a basis of compromise , Senator Bnrboy'a pro posal rendering princes liable to ox- uutaion by dvcreu of thn preoideut. Thu genural debate then closed. Proush , republican , then mo\od that Senator liaiuey's proposal , > rlth a mod fic.Uion placing the princes uudcr Im f py , Instead of depriving them of thur military rank , be accepted ; adopted -342 to 182. Freppol pro- raited in the name of Ahao and Lorraine agaitiBt expulsion of the heirs of these who ( \dvancndtho | pro vinces to Franco. Gen. Thlbediau , minister of war , promised after the senate adopted the bill , if auch should bu the can , ' , ha would uxplaln the courco the government proposed in rccaid to the princeu L France reports thu r.rroit , of LD- Polhtier , director of llu Credit de- Franco. IN THE HOUSE Off LORDS , LONDON , February 1C In the houeo of lords Wolistlcy took the oath and neat amid ohoers. In the dotato on the address in reply to the speech from the throne the Marquis of Salisbury ( conserva tive ) complained that the quoon'a ' spoeoh did not a tat a when the last of the British troops would quit Egypt. Ia regard to Ireland ho said great credit waa duo Eirl Spencer , lord lieutenant for hia administration of affiira In that country , but tbo measurer. rolaKvo to Ireland , which the government had introduced In parliament were failures. Erl Grnnville , secretary of atnto for the foretell department , said the criticisms of Saliabuiy were bated on gooaip siud after dinner spoechca. A LETTER FROM HEALET complainn cf neodlcsely iritating prison inloa at Kllmalnham. My lords and gentlemen , I nm hapiuy to ntato that the Improvement in tlio Eoctel condition of Ireland ito which 1 referred in December con i- tinues. Agrarian orltao is sensibly dialniohod , and the law Is everywhere ' upheld. Measures will bo promptly submitted to yon for the establish ! ment of a court of criminal appeal for pi eventing corrupt practices and per petuating and amending the ballot act. You will also be Invited to con sider a proposal which will more : effectually secure to tenants In England and Scotland compensation for agrl- cultural Improvement. You have provided in recent years by a liberal devotion of your time for the most nrgent | needs of Ireland , and claims on general legislation and other paris * " nr on will bo able to deal with some tf the legislative wants of Ireland for which provision has not yet been mado. I rely upon your energy and prudence , and beseech Almighty God now , as horutotore , to bless your labors. I qrd Northcoto waa cheered ffhilo onterlug the House of Commons. ho speaker road a letter from ! b , declaring that the hou < so having refus ed to heir him or hia constituents uho should p"rcaont himself and do all the la-v required In the endeavor to sit aud vote. The Marquis of Hartington > , secretary for war , eaid the government : would introduce at ones bill authortj ing members to Imako affirmatione. Aajhoion Cross stated he would oppoao the bill aa strongly a poaaiblo. The ! speaker read a letter announcing the arrest of Hoaly. HartinRton said the privileges of a member were unaffected by such an arrest and the government would not therefore move for a com mittee of inquiry. Parnoll moved the appointment cf a committee and hone claimed Honly was imprisoned on account count of hia ability. The attorney general opposed Par- nall'o motion , contending that In cases of crime the government left. the menibars to find c , remedy elsewhere than In the house. Justin McCarthy and O'Donnell , Irish members , spoke In benalf of Heiily'd offenno. The chief secretory of Ireland said H-'aly'a offanse Will ono of a moat serious character , con sidering the condition of Ireland. Gorst , a conaarvatiire , complained that the gnvA/Aj-nt / hai given no o Jrv j n o precedent tur It"4 f n. m In regard to Qoaly. The attorney gononil had ouly quoted an antiquated caio from the days of the Stuarts. The cao o Healy , Gorst raid , ehould be treato aa that of nn EaglUh member of part llamont would bo. Parnoll's motion was rojacted 353 to 47. Parnell gave notice that he would introduce a bill amending the land .instln McCarthy gave notice that ho would introduce a bill to abolish ho Iriah vice royalty. WAQNER'S yuNERAL. _ _ * BERLIN , February 10. The au- horitlos of Bayrouth unanimously decided Wagner's funeral will bo at , ho expense of the town. GERMAN TENSIONS. It ia still doubtful whether Reich stag will assent to Inoreaso military pensions. For a few days past there hove i been rumors of on impending conflict with the crown. The progrosaUtb1 organ , The Trib une , ceases this week. AMERICAN CLAIMS. CONSTANTINOPLE , February 1C. Except the Bordan question , in which ae still upholds the United States Minister Wallace has arranged for settiement of all American claims. PROTECTION WANTED. - PANAMA , February 1C. Foreigr residents of Guayaquil have requestec , , protection on account of a revolution. The American gunboat Essex : and French and English ships , have boon ordered hero. nro reported on the isthmus and in Pen BUAULAUOII. LONDDN , February 1C. The speak er in reply to Neudegato , taidtho resolution elution of the lant session against Bradlangh was not valid this Botsion. The Matqala of Hartington mid it was the burtlnoaa cf thohonfto , not thu government , to nttoud to Bradlangh'a voting. GERMANY'S THANKS. BERLIN , February 1C. The prcsj. dent of 'Uoiobstaa gave an account of the fund for ths relief of sutFerora by the inunditlon In Gornuny , mention ing the amount received from AmcrSOE ica and olsowhoio. Herr Bernmth asked that the house express ilinuks for thocovco.o \ donations atnid loud ap plause , which the president naidho re garded as an expression of thanks by the house. In the senate Doves , mltmtor of justice , introduced the bill proposed by Senator Barbey , rendering princes liable to expulsion by decree of the pronidont of ttio republic. The mo tion for urgency was granted and the bill at once referred to a committee. The Star Rnuto Informer Special : Dispatch to Tim Dtn WASHINGTON , February 16. Ker- 'doll contlnuod hij to tlraony In the atar route trial to-day. Witness t a- tified that a lot of blank nfiidavits , letters , etc. , wore abstracted from his desk , and S. W. Doraoy waa the only man except hlmsoll who had n key to his cfiloo. Morrlok , ono of tbo prcsncutora for the government in the case , Bfcld to a correspondent : "Whon Rardell pleaded guilty to-day the bottom dropped out ot the cane , BO far as the other dofondantH uro considered. I had an intimation yesterday that User- dell wanted to bj used ta u govern- roent wltnoeH. and I declined to ac cept him. I told his counsel that I would have nothing to do with him unless ho got up in court and pleaded guilty. Ho thought this over laut night and to-day did so. The devel opments that will be raado before he leaves the witness stauu will convince bverybody , and will most undoubtedly result in the conviction of Brady and Dareoy. Ha knowu It all nd vrill tell It. Wo know onouxh to toll the moment mont ho loaves the truth , should ho try to do BO , though wo do not thli k he will. His ovltlouoo will corroborate Walsh.in every particular , nd these two , with the record nnd other evl- deuce yet to bo preseiitod will form a chain complete in pvoiy link and con vinoing ot the puilb of all of the de fendants. Th Tribune on Senator Miller- Special Dispatch to TUB UKB. OUICAQO , February 1C. The Trl- buno saya : "Senator Miller , of Call- tornia , had his ox gored on Wednea- day. Despite Us remonstrances , the senate maliciously put a tax of 75 sonta a ton on coal. A largo part of era n o riuVortod. MiB OS protested. He thought this not fair , lt was unjust. It is not. It Is the same way wo protested when tnlssen- ator from Callaornia voted to tax every fanner , workiogman and mer chant of the tretsleEB states for the , further enrichment of a sw lumbar bnascB , but Mr. Miller an thought . that taxes were fair. It did not ( touch him or these ho represent- od. This country In evolving a now opocicH of Btatounon , whoso only atari- dard | of action is ho niirowod aelfr interest. The constitution Iws some thing to any about levying taxes for the general welfare. These protec tionist bouses act co if they thought ; these \7Q-da of pleasant sound referred to ( the name of ono of the forgotten horos of the revolutionary war " The "Wires DcmoriH ntion. Special Dispatch to TUB 11 . OHICAOO , February 1C. The Western - orn Union oilioera hero say tho. do- moralizitiou of the wires is now com plete , and extends from Buffalo nuto Omaha , and from St. Paul to Cairo. Tfto poles themselves are washed away in some localities , and the preva lence of a fog causes such a rapid ea- capo of electric fluid and Buch induc tion that where the wires iv-o Intact buslnesa can with difficulty ba done. > Speedy relief Is expected , however , and the ntmoophoiic conditions are Improving in the west. The tempera ture Is lowering , being zero at Cheyenne - onne and only 9 above at Omaha. There ban seldom boon so long and continuous a prostration of the wires aa during the paat two or three weeks. A MallRnud Ponslon Agent BpecUl Dispatch to Tun UBI. WASHINOTON , February 1C . Hood , appointment clerk of the Inte rior department , eald to-day that ho hod received a number of letters in regard to charges acainst Pension Agent Cox at San Francisco , the great majority of them being In favor of Cox and In denial of the charges that there was any crookedness done , or intended. Ho said Dr. Cox's side of the case waa n thorough denial of the charges , and if there was nothing else received Dr. Cox would remain Indo office. Heavy "Wool Sales , Eid l Dispatch to Tin UH. BOSTON , February 1C. The aalo of nearly five nnd a half million pounds of wool a week ugo was regarded 1 aa a very heavy week's busiaess , but > It was known that a great deal was sold between dealers. There was a good deal of anxiety to BOO if the move ment continued and if consumers were disposed to buy on a market which had advanced two cents a , pound. There has been little or no trading between dealers in the past week and yet sales have again boon very large , nearly four and a half > f mil lion pounds , with advances in prices ol about ono cent and sales have been . . almost entirely to manufacturers ; lianco the wool has gone Into tiao. THE CAPITOL CURSE. Voting the State in Boot i All Eternity , Explanations for Record of Senatorial Votes on the Railroad Bill. , Topographical Division of the _ Proposed New Deal of Judi cial Persimmons , Some of the Hogs Wbo Hope . to Feed Ofl th * Miscellane ous Appropriation Bill. ' A Lively Skirmish in tka Homo Over Ilio Unllrond Bill. _ Sped Correspondence ol The Boo. SpedL LINCOLN , Nob. , February 10. Ypur correspondent ovorhosrd alittlo con voration In which Oapt. Lee , of Fur- nan county , participated. The Captain said : "We are voting thlsstato' In/debt to an oxtout that will cnrao ua.to all eternity. Nebraska will never so6 day' , light again , aho will never be ; oul' < if debt. " ' 'Yes " said "I , thither , no- tica that THE BEE ismaklngthat kind of a charge. " "TiiE BEE ? " said Jho Captain , "Damn THE BEE. " From this it must bo apparent that the afore said BEE and the captain nro not , on the boat of terms , aud it la moro than probable that he has been voting vfOr the stoats mentioned and his course has not boon endorsed by that news paper. If * ho captain can reconcile his couraa with the atatomenta hero made , wo will turn him over to his constituents and let the reconciliation toke place in the county of Fnrnas. In the sonata yesterday the senate resolution by Brown , of Douglas , pro viding for the admission of an amend ment to the constitution allowing women to vote npon the suffrage amendment , oamo up in the commit tee of the whole , and occupied hall the afternoon. Brown , of Douglas , spoke ia favor of the rceolu tion , and Ex-Govorror Butler spaki an hour and a half or two houro..koap lag the senate Insosslon till 7:30 : p. m Senator Deoh also npoko at length in favor of the resolution. McShano Sohocnholt and others opposed it , Before fore a vote was reached tbo committee arose , and the senate adjourned. I is understood that this resolution vrll comoup * gain to-day. When the vote waa , reached yesterday day npon the sonata railroad bf" ' * following explanation's of Votes sent to the secretary of the Donate tha they might be made a matter of ro ord. ord.Senator Senator Klnkald. I believe tha this' ' bill is not the best .whichcbal havebaen _ offered ei'por rdC coul'u bo passed. Senator Connor. I do not believe this act will meet the just oxpecta- tions of the people. Its provisions are not complete and ample onou-h : o properly restrain aud control rollm road corporations , but , bellevlnc ; It will bo impossible to onset moro thor ough legislation of this character al , this session of the legislature , I " " ' my vote in favor of the act Senator Brown , of Douglas In ox pltumt'on of my vote on this bill , I wish to sa that I entertain crave doub a respecting the constitutionality of sections five und sovonteor ; yet I am constrained to rcsolvo thcao doubts in favor of the bill , trusting that the ; bill , should it become n la * , will bo Instrumental in correcting tbo gross abuses and unjust discriminations as praoiced by the railroad companies doing business in this state. Senator Butler. I deaire to aay , in explanation of my Vote , on this bill , that the railroads of thla etato were "aided , " as it was called , in their construction by subsidies from the national and state governments to an amount exceeding their cost to the companies , that I am convinced that the freight rates of such roads OB now and heretofore charged by such companies , are largely in excess of the amounts necesea.-y to piy a rate of profit on the capital invustod equal to th j average earnings of invested c pltal In this country. That by means of such charges the companies , are now taking from the people of this state an aggregate sum of between thirty and forty million dollars annually nually , aud the enactment and en- forcemantof the provisions of this bill will reduce said charge by about olght mllliono annually. I therefore vote "aye. " Senator Reynolds -In explanation of my vote upon the pasrago of this bill , conato file No. 14 will soy that whila I do not think fhis Is the best bill that might have luen formulated by this senate , yt 1 do believe It wiu bo of great ben. fit to the people of this Btato aud It being a beginning of the solution of this great question which moro than any ono other BUD- jeot Interests the gtoateat number of the people of this commonwealth. Therefore I vote "aye. . , , . , . The conaidoratlon of the bill divid ing the state Into ton judicial dis tricts , having been made a epeoUl or der for 10 this morning , at that hour the senate went Into the committee- the whole to consldur the bill , and a lively fight woo opened all along the lino. Juet before 12 o'clock the fol lowing division was agreed upon : First district : Gage , Johnson , No- maha , Pawnee and Itloharducn counties. _ . . Second district : Cass , Lancaster and Otoo counties. , _ Third district : Douglas and Sarpy countloa-to , have tw : > judges. Fourth district : Butler , Oolfax Dodge , Platte and SannderB counties. Filth district : Adams , C ay , , Fill more , Jefferson , Saline , Nuckolls and . Tbayor counties. Sixth district : Hamilton , Hall.How . ard , Morrick , Howard , York and Polk counties. Boventh district : Bnrt , Cedar , Cum * Ing , DikoU , Dixon , Madison , Wash ington , Stanton , Knox and Wayne counties and the Omaha and Winno- b go reservation ) , and unorganized territory north of Knox county. Eighth district : Franklin , Fnrnas , Dandy , Hitchcock , Harlan , Kearney , Pholpa , GtBpor , Rod Willow , Webster - stor , Frontier , Ohaso and Hnyos counties. .Ninth district : Antclopo , Boone , Nauco ( Grooloy , Holt , Valley and Wheeler counties and the unorganised territory north of Ouster and Holt counties and went of Holt and Wheeler counties , and comprised in the no * counties of Brown , Cherry and Loup. . .Tenth ' district : Buffalo , Sherman , h'weon , Ouster , Keith , Ohoyonno , Jnooln and Sioux counties and the norgatilzod territory north of Kolth ad Lincoln counties and south of the ofr/county of Cherry. But as there was some llttlo con- : ovorsy over the proposition allowing 10 governor to appoint thonow judges , ao 6dmtmtteo roau with leave to sit gain to consider the bill. The cllvis- on of territory ia all settled however. , ,1 < t hero I would like to remark ia't the mlEcellancoua appropriation ill is n darling , and the party that Is resbbnslblo for It * paisago will have licj 6hcik of a Buatrioo pol iticlan If it vet' asks a taxpayer of this state to oto Its tiokot hereafter. To shut the ruonthn of the country proas , It do- tb ' a small sllco to each of ho'ra ? 35 for printing the gov- ruor'e suffrAge proclamation. Of oarao The Liucolu Journal is Included n.tho list , for no steal Is too magnl * icont and no case of laroony too potlt" to receive consideration at its lands. It gives Boss Stout $2.000 for onio imaginary change In the east wing of the capltol. The olg'jra and iliatopsguo utod by the state ofllcors n their patriotic campaign against the Omaha rioters , and for which payment wai refuaad at the extra session are now to bo paid for in full. Si Alex- /vndor wants $50 for a pleasure ttip teD D < mvor , aud several noted lobbyists are allowed onms varying from $10 to J500 as "sheriff's foes" during the late senatorial campaign. The men who rmreuod the Minden murderers in iopo of getting the reward for cap turiog them , now want nbout $2 COO for failing In tholr speculation. Thin mUcolhnoouo bill is ono of the worst of Us Kind nnd moro than half of the items are downright stoats. I'fiE HOUSE. Spechl Corrcipanil.noo ot The From. LINCOLN , February 10. Thoprln clpal business done In the house tills moiling was the consideration In the oommlttoo of the whole of the rail- raid commission bill. A very lively discussion took place anti'numorounamondmontsworo ' ; rrmdo. Thobill as It now stands provides that the ( secretary of state , the auditor and tie/milrer ahall constitute the board of / * _ . . . tea ixpensaTof the board , toward , of 31ay , made a motion to have a section ti.v fixing the maximum rales jut it was voted down. Steadwell TBS of'the opinion that it would borer inconstltntlonal , on wo had nc power to delegate the fixing of rntoa to any rothorbody. . Ho looked upon the bill as a very expensive way of providing lo do nothing. Nattloton thought ; three cents n milo would ba n paying ralo. Neville Bald they had no moro right to fix the rates of railroads than they had to fix the price a fanner sliould sell his corn at.ht Jensen ogreod that wo have * no right to fix the price the farmer should loll com at , but ho pointed out that the railroads virtually have that right already , and the people have to pay the prlco the railroads eoy corn shall bo sold at. , Howard urged that If the railroads made a throe-cent paseongor rate , they would bo moro than amply compensated - pensated by the increased passenger travel. . . . . Franso knew of roads that charged only four cents a rnllo , whereas the expense of running these roads was ac tually eight cents a mllo. Paynn admitted that there might bo some roads that could carry passengers at three cants and barely make their expenses , but ho was certain on some branch lines in the state they did not make their expenses even with a four cent rate , aud even if the rate was doubled , they would not make tholr expanses. Uollman favored , abe graded schedule. Gray did not < bo , Hove in a graded rate. Ho belnSyqtt in a uniform rate all around as i the sparsely populated sections pf the state could as illy afford to pay higher rate as the moro densely' ' P'- H latod. Ilobberta voted against the ) bill as he looked upon It as doing nothing but provide lucrative offices. Rftinoy made a motion that the bpard"BUonld consist of Marquett , Pnpploton and Thurston. Franee amended to have Ilosowator substitu ted , Both the motion and amendment wore JUBW. The bill wan recommended for pan- ssge by a veto of Cl to 3D. The com- mlttoo did not adjourn until past , ono o'clock , Aooldont In a Mine. Speclil Dispatch to Iiii . A , nni.i OHIOAOO , February 10. epoclal o The Diily News from Jollot says amlno at Braldwood , a mining town twenty miles south of that point , caved In and imprisoned 75 men. A subsequent ilspatch to the same paper saya 45 of these minors are dead. - Tinkering with the State Debt Special Dl p tch to Tun Ui. . , NASHVILLE , February 16. A caucus of democratic members of the jeglsia. tare , last night , adopted a motion to Insert 3 per cent as the rate of Interest est on the etato debt proper. , . . eSp Senutor. Sp cUl DI > Uh to Tris UK. , DKTIIOIT , Fobrnsry 10. Onto-aay ballot for senator Ferry received 13 votes out of 108. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL , The Japanese Indemnity Bill Agreed to by Both Houses , Sections of the Tariff Bill Dls- ouoaod and Acted Upon the Senate. Being Confined to Grades of Iron and Imported Wines and Liquors. Rerdell Turns States Evidence and Qivea Away the Whole Gang , Other News of Importance From Washington- CONGRESSIONAL. Sprttal Dlsjmtch to Tim Imi ! , fcENATK PUOUEEDINQS. , February 1C. The conference report on the Japanese In- domnlty bills wna presented and after discussion agreed to. At 2 p. m. the tariff bill \vas taken up. Thu pending question was the amendment offoroa last evening by Mr. ' Conger , providing for a dnty of f half a cent per pound upon charcoal 1 iron advanced in iron manufacture be yond pigs , in addition to the duty on Iron made with other fuel. The senate proooodod to consider certain portions of the bill which had been temporarily passed over. Senator Jonas moved to reconsider ho vote by which Section D , pro viding that In respect to all articles in , ho sugarsohodulo act shall take effect April 1st , 1883 , had boon agreed to. The motion to recontidor WAS lost 28 to 20. Senator MoPhornon moved to take up the paragraph ombraclrig Iron ere and Ipyritoa. Ho moved to make the rate on foreign ore ono dollar per ton. Motion lost 18 to 36. Senator Conger moved to make the dtity 75a per ton on iron ore , includ ing maugaulforoun Iron , but nut on pyrites. Loot 28 lo 33. Senator Mitchell moved to make the rate GOJ n ton. Loit 27 to 30. The amendment made in oomtnittoo , of the whole In relation to the duty on sulphur ere .is pyritoH or sulphate ofdi iron was agreed to 31 to 2-t. The duty on card clothing was rnudo 25o per square foot. Senator Bock moved to amund the paragraph embracing wlnco , brandies nnd other splrltous liquor imported in bottles by striking out the proviso laying an additional duty of 3o on aoh bottle. Last 25 to 27. The procc vlso was adopted in committee of the whole ; on motion of Senator Allison as ar amendment to the salt paragraph. arIt provides for refunding duties paid on imported salt nsod in curingjnoats - trnuainr r. - - ? nt mlttoo of the whole TTA adopted , providing - viding that imported salt In bond maybe bo used in curing fish taken by voa- sola llcenaad to engage in fisheries ; OSIn ourlnjj fish on the shores of navlgiblo waters of the United States , under such rogulationa as the secretary of the treasury shall prescribe ; that upon proof of the use of Bait for either of the purnosea stated In the proviso , the duty shall bo remitted. The section preacriblng the oaths to bo taken by importers was adopted. All reoorvod piMgrapha having boon diepoaed of the bill was open teen amendments generally. HOUSE rHOOBEDINQS. At the house evening session , Bnxge , Diwcs nnd Wheeler obtained leave to have printed in The Record , tholr remarks upon the Fiiz JoImPor. tor bill. , The house resumed In committee . the coneideration of the legislative ap propriation bill CAPITOL NOTES. Special Dispatch to Tux lUit. COMMITTEE WOBK. WASHINGTON , February ! ti . TVTi- . Hiscock , chairman appropriations com mittee , said this evening that ho may ask the house to finish' the legislative bill to-morrow. Ho deemed It im portant to send It to 'tho Donate itnor mediately. Probably within two or three day . Tha appropriation oammlttoo will aek the house to lay aside the tariff bill and proceed as rapidly ns pos Bible with the remaining ition inuibjllfl In view of the near expiration of congress they cannot bo longer i Mombcio of the republican commit too of the houdo have had ono confer- ouco with the senate caucus committee ' roepectlug pending tariff legislation , with no rault. A member of the house committee slid this evening that he | did not know when another conference - once would bo held , if at all , and In his opinion , prospects of any tariff legislation by this congress are ox- tromoly dubious. BOONCINO THE LOBBYISTS. In the executive session of the senate ate to-day Edmunds called attention to the alleged abuse of privileges on the floor of the senate by lobbyists and others , who , through the indulgence dulgenco of senators , boon In the habit of obtaining cards of admission ostinslbly as secretaries. With a view of correcting the evil Edmunda _ In ' troduced the following resolution. "Ordered , that no person shall be admitted to the floor ns private auof ° tary by a senator until the senatoi appointing him shall certify that . , Ir , writing to the Bergeant-at-armo tint . ho is actually employed for the per forraanco of duties of uuch : rotary - and Is engaged in the performance > o the samo. " After dlsouseion of theo resolution it was referred to the com mittee on rules and ordered printed THK COTTON CHOP. ( . The department of agriculture n ports the results of the statistic l returns' relating to the comparative quantity of the presort crop that as a whole - > aotu , waa unusually favorable , Kotnrns are nearly unanf * mous in declaring this staple longer than usual , whiter and comparatively free from trash. FOREIGN FISHERIES. , WASHINGTON , February 10. The senate committee on foreign relations have agreed to recommend , and the house oommlttoo on foreign affairs to day authorized a joint resolution to glvo notice of termination of tha fuhorlos article of the treaty. MKM01UALS AND PETITIONS , Senator Grover to-day presented in the senate , memorial of the Oregon legislature aeking an appropriation to pay additional oxpou&eo of the Indian war of 1855 and 1850 in the territories of Oregon and Washington. Ho also presented a memorial asking for the Incorporation cf the Nioarangna canal , nnd General Roaocrans presented in the houBo to-day poiltlono of dealers of mines of San Francisco , pskltm for extension of the potiod of holding spirits In bond The palitiou nays that the neglect or refusal of. congress to pass the bill asked for will ruin many houses In the wino trndn and bring widespread contraction if credit and eight months' consideration of the matter. THK JAPANKSE INDEMNITY. The conforonoo committee appointed laot Houston have agreed on the differ ence between the two houses In ro- gard to the Japanese Indemnity bill. The aonato refused to pay the in terest , while the honso wanted to pay the interest and principal. The agree ment reached provides that only the principal shall bo paid. This IB the greatest potslblo disappointment to those who have boon urging the pan- sngo of tha bill for so many years and cmo of the loading lobbyists of the bill said to a oorretpondont to-night that ho had boon wonting for eighteen years to not the bill pa sed as his fee wan contingent npon securing the in * torest. Ho said "I , am to-day having given eighteen yoara of work to the damned bill and got nothing In re turn. " As there was a number of others , who depended npon the in terest for their fees. There Is mnch complaint. HAZEN'S INVESTIGATION. , WASIIINOTON , February 16. The BJcrotnry [ of war has written Gon. Hazon a letter ' calling his attention to the | grots discourtesy of Mr. Hazon'a letter - J01 of yesterday in aeking the senate | to appoint a commission to investigate charged by Representative Boltxhoov- or In remand to Hazon'e mlsmanagc- of funds of the weather bureau. Ho reminds Hazon that ho should have asked the war poparttnont to invcntl- gate the matter , or the house commit- l [ ton , in which body the charges or- I iginated. ? Hazon refused to allow a correspondent to see the letter , al I though the secretary of war said ho waa perfectly willing it should be. I made public If Hazen desired to. It ia understood that the charge of Boltz- hoover will bo Investigated through. dVTrrTh7r ; SSTnterisf bo nuy other way of settling Ibo matter. ' ' 8 , * . * LINCOLN TO HAZEN. WASHINGTON , Fibrnary 10. Gon. Hazan yoatorday addressed the secre tary of war , to which the latter re plies : "Sin I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th Inst. , In which you refer to the statements mode by Hon. Mr. Boltzhoovor , of Pennsylvania , in a speech printed In the Congressional Itecord , and ask that the president and senate ba requootad by a resolu tion to appoint a committee of the members to thoroughly investigate the matters alleged in that speech , and on any other matters that any person may see fit to bring up relating to the signal service. "I unable to consider am your re quest favorably. I am not advised of a precedent for an application by the chief of a department of a bureau , either directly or through the head of . a department , to ono ot the houses of congress for tbo appointment of a committee to Investigate charges of official i misconduct made In a debate by members. Your request is , how ever ( , subject to a still more serious objection I , In that you wish the senate to I appoint a committee to Investigate charges made in a debate by members in the house of representatives. The moro consideration by tbo Donate of your application would Involve a violation lation of a general rule on parliament ary practice , which can be found In Jefferson's manual. In speaking of the separate branches of legislature , It is there said : 'They are , therefore , not to take notice of any billo or any matters dopoudlng or of votes that have boon given or of spooohoa that have boon made by the mnmbors In either of the other branches of the legislature until the same have been communicated to them I In the usual parliamentary manner. It IJ8 believed that any ono of the admin istrative departments of the govern ment is able to investigate thoroughly the charges of misconduct brought against officers , but however that way bo when the officer whoso conduct la questioned is an officer of the army It would not seem necessary to resort to tribunals other than those provided In . , the articles of war. I have the honor to bo very respectfully your obedient - servant. I [ Signed. ] ROUEJIT LINCOLN , , Secretary of War. I I Tlio Complrators- . I Special Dispatch to Tn Hsu. \i DUBLIN , February 1C. The ox- - elusion of the general public Is ' \ I absolutely necessary on account ot In , nolso In the court . room. To-day , . it " was BO great It was almost Impossible * to hoar the witnesses. Kavanagb'a ; horoo and car that used to carry the ot witnesses for the crown attracted great crowds. It Is expected Edward - O'Brien , present at the murders In . Phcenlx park , will turn informer on Saturday. The rumor la unfounded re- that two Irlsn members of parliament ! were arrested hero.