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for the most part every form of direct taxa
tion , except In time of .war , The country
is clearly opposed to any ncedl < * s additions
to the tmbjcctfl of Internal taxation , and Is
committed by Its latest popular utterance
to the system of tariff taxation. There can
bo no misunderstanding , cither , about the
principle upon which thlo tariff taxation shall
hi levied. Nothing has over been made
plainer at a general election than that the
controlling principle In the raising of revenue
on Imports shall be zealous care for American
Interests and American labor. The people
hav ? declared that such legislation Bhoul'u
IKS had as will give ample protection and
cnouragcmcnt to the Industries and the de
velopment of our country , It Is , therefore ,
carnwitly hoped and expected that congress
\vlll , at the earliest practicable moment , enact
revenue legislation that shall bo fair , reason ,
nblo , conservative , Just , and which , while
supplying mHcljnt ! ( revenue for public pur
poses , atllf bo signally beneficial and helpful
to every section and every enterprise of the
people. To this policy we are all , of what
ever party , firmly bound by the voles ol
the people a power vastly mora potential
than the exprctalon of any political plat-
form. The paramount duty of congron * Is tn
stop deficiencies by the restoration of that
protective legislation which has always been
the foremost prop of the treasury. The passage -
sago of iiuch a law or laws will strengthen
the credit of the country , both at homo and
abroad , and go far toward ntopplng the
drain upon the gold reserve held for the re
demption of our currency , which has been
heavy and well night constant for ujveral
"In the revision of the tariff special atten
tion should bo given to the re-enactment and
extension of the reciprocity principle of the
law of 1890 , under which so great a stlmulun
was given to our foreign trade In now and
advantageous markets for our surplus
agricultural and manufactured prod
ucts. The brief trial given this
legislation amply justifies a further
experiment and additional discretionary
power In the making of commercial treaties ,
the end In view always to bo the opening up
ot now markets for the products of our
country , by granting concessions to the
products ot other lands that we need and
cannot produce ourselves , end which do not
Involve any loss of labor to our own people ,
liut tend to Increase their employment. The
depression of the past four years has fallen
with especial severity upon the great body of
the country , and upon none more than the
holders of small farms. Agriculture has
languished and labor Buffered.
"Tho revival of manufacturing will bo n
relief to both. No portion of our people are
jnoro devoted to the institutions of free gov
ernment , nor more loyal In their support ,
whllo none hears more cheerful ! ? or fully
its proper share In the maintenance ot the
government , or Is better entitled to its wise
nml liberal care and protection. Legisla
tion helpful to producers Is beneficial to
nil. Tlio dcprcHsed condition of Industry on
the farm and In the manufactory has les-
sonrd the ability of the people to meet the
demands upon them and they rightfully ex-
jiect that not only a system of revenue shall
l > o established that will secure the largest
Incoaio with the lightest burden , but that
every means will be taken to decrease rather
than Increase our public expenditures. Busi
ness conditions are not the most promising.
It will take time to restore the prosperity of
former years. If we cannot promptly attain
It we can resolutely turn our faces In that
direction and old Its return by friendly legis
"However troublesome the situation may
appear congress will not , I am sure , bo found
lacking In disposition or ability to relieve as
far as legislation can do so. The restora
tion of confidence and the revival of busi
ness , which men of all parties so much de
sire , depends more largely upon the prompt
energetic and Intelligent action of congress
than upon any other single agency that
affects the situation.
"It is inspiring , too , to remember that no
great emergency In the IDS years of our
eventful national life has ever risen that has
not b en met with wisdom and courage by
the American people , with fidelity to their
best Interests and highest destiny and to
the honor of the American namo. These
years of glorious history have exalted man
kind and advanced the cause'of freedom
throughout the world and Immeasurably
strengthened the precious free Institutions
which we enjoy. The people love and will
sustain these institutions. The greatest aid
to our happiness and prosperity Is that we
adhere to principles upon which the gov
ernment was established , and Insist upon
thalr faithful observance. The equality of
rights must prevail and our laws bo always
and everywhere respected and obeyed. We
may have failed In the discharge of our
full duty as citizens of the great republic ,
but It Is consoling and encouraging to r ° allzo
that free speech , free press , free thought , free
schools and the right to religious liberty
and worship and free and fair elections are
clearer and more universally enjoyed today
than over before. Tiieso guarantees must be
eacredly preserved and wisely strengthened.
Tlio constituted authorities must be cheer
fully and vigorously upheld. Lynchlngs must
not bo tolerated , and In a great and civilized
country llko the United States , courts not
mobs , must execute the penalties of the law
The preservation of public order , the right of
discussion , the Integrity of courts and the
orderly administration of Justice must con
tinue forever the rock of safety upon which
our government securely rents.
"One of the lespons taught by the late
election , which all can rejolco In , la that the
citizens of the United States are both law-
respecting and law-abiding people , not easily
swerved from the path of patriotism and
honor. Tills is In entire accord with the
gonlun of our Institutions , and must em
phasize the advantages of Inculcating wer a
Brcat love for law and order in the future
Immunity should bo granted to none who
violate the laws , whether Individuals cor
porations or communities , and as the con
stitution Imposes upon the president tha duty
of executing the statutes enacted In pur
suance of its provisions. I shall endeavor
carefully to carry them Into effect. The
declaration of the party now restor-d to
power has been In the past that of 'oppo-
ulllon to all combinations of capital organized
in trusts , or otherwise , to control arbitrarily
the condition of trade among our citizens '
Fifty Years Ago.
o theory of gem < to chill
Affection's buddlugblUici ;
"When ardent lovers took their fltl ,
No microbes on their kUscu.
How happy they were not to know
Theeerm-fad-so .
years ago.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
la the standard family remedy
of the -world for colds , coughs
and lung diseases , It is not a
palliative , and is not therefore
put up in small cheap bottles.
It is put up in largo bottles
for the household. They cost
moro but euro more.
Fads como and go but no
theory or fad can overthrow
the fact , that the greatest euro
for all colds , coughs and throat
and lung diseases , is Ayer'a
Ohorry Pectoral.
50 Years of Cures ,
And It has supported It In such legislation
as will prevent the execution of all schemes
to opprcra the peopla by undue charges on
their supplies , or by unjust rates for the
transportation of their products to market.
"This purposa will bo steadily pursued ,
both by the enforcement of the laws now In
existence and the recommendation and sup
port of such now statutes as may bo neces
sary to carry It Into effect ,
"Our naturalization and Immigration laws
should bo further Improved to the constant
promotion of a safer , abler and a higher
citizenship. A grave peril to the republl
would bo a citizenship too Ignorant to under
stand , or too vicious to appreciate , the grca
value and benefit of our constitutions am
law , and ngalnst all who como hero to mak
war upon them our gates must bo promptly
and tightly closed. Nor must wo bo un
mindful of the need of Improvement among
our own citizens , but with the zeal ot ou
forefathers encourage- the spread of knowl
edge and free education. Illiteracy must b
banished from the land It wo shall attain
that high destiny as the foremost of th
enlightened nations of the world , which
under Providence wo ought to achieve.
"Reforms In the civil service must go on
but the changes should bo real and genuine
not perfunctory or prompted by a zeal In
behalf of any party , simply because It hap
pens to bo In pcwcr. As a member of congress
gross I voted and spoke In favor of the
present law and I shall attempt Its enforce
mcnt In the spirit In which It was enacted
The purpose In view was to secure the mos
efficient service of the best men who woulc
accept appointment under the government
retaining faithful and devoted public
servants In office , but shielding none unde
the authority of any rule or custom who
are Inefficient , Incompetent or unworthy
The best Interests of the country demafic
this , and the people heartily approve the
law wherever and whenever It has been
thus administered.
"Congress should give prompt attention
to the restoration of our American merchan
marine , once the prldo of the seas In all the
great ocean highways of commerce. To m ;
mind few moro Important subjects so Im
peratlvely demand Its Intelligent consldera
tlon. The United States 'has progressed
with marvelous rapidity in every field o
enterprise and endeavor until we have become
como foremost In nearly all the great lines
of Inland trade , , commerce and Induatry
Yet whllo this Is true our American mer
chant marine has been steadily declining
until It Is now lower In the percentage nnt
tonnage and the number of vessels em
ployed than it was prior to the civil war
lommendablo progress has been made o
late years In the upbuilding of the Amerl
can navy , but wo must supplement these
efforts by providing as a proper consort for
it a merchant marine amply sufficient for our
own carrying trade to foreign countries
The question Is one that appeals both to our
business necessities and the patriotic
aspirations of a great people.
"It has boon the policy of the United
States slnco the foundation of the govern
ment to cultivate relations of peace and
amity with all the naMons of the world ant
this accords with my conception of our duty
now. Wo have cherished the policy of non-
Interforcnco with the affulrs of foreign Gov
ernments , wisely Inaugurated by Washing
ton , keeping ourselves from entanglement
either as allies or foes , content to leave un
disturbed with them the settlement of their
own domestic concerns. It will be our
aim to pursue a firm and dignified foreign
policy , which shall bo Just , Impartial , ever
watchful of our national honor and always
Insisting upon the enforcement of the law
ful rights of American citizens everywhere.
Our diplomacy should seek nothing more
and accept nothing less than Is duo us.
Wo want no ware of conquest. We must
avola the temptation of territorial aggres
sion. War should never be entered Into
until every peaceful endeavor has failed.
Peace Is preferable to war in almost every
"Arbitration Is the true method of settle
ment of Internal aswell as local or individ
ual difference. It war recognized as the
beet means of adjustment of differences ol
employers and employes by the Forty-ninth
congress In 1889 , and Its application was extended -
tended to our diplomatic relations by the
unanimous concurrence of the senate and
house of the Jlfty-flrst ' congress In 18DO.
The latter resolution 'was accepted as the
basis of negotiations with us by the British
House of Commons in 1S93 , and upon our
Invitation a treaty of arbitration between
the United States and Great Britain was
signed at Washington and transmitted to
the senate for ratification in January last.
Since this treaty Is clearly the result of our
own Initiative , slnco it has been recognized
as the leading feature of our foreign policy
throughout our entire national history the
adjustment of differences by judicial meth
ods rather than toy force ot arms and since
It presents to the world the glorious exam
ple of reason and peace , not passion and war ,
controlling the relations between two of the
greatest nations In the world , an example
certain to bo followed by others , I re
spectfully urge the early action of the senate
thereon , not merely as a matter of policy ,
but as a duty to mankind.
"Tho Importance and moral Influence of
the ratification of such a treaty can hardly
bo overestimated In the cause of advancing
civilization. It may well engage the best
thought of the statesmen and people of every
country , and I cannot but consider it for
tunate that It was reserved to the United
States to have the leadership in so grand
a work.
"It has been the uniform practice of each
president to avoid , as far as possible , the
convening of congress In extraordinary ses
sion. It Is an example which , under ordt-
lary circumstances and In the absence of
public necessity , Is to bo commended. But
a failure to convene the representatives
of the people In extra session , when It In
volves neglect of a public duty , places the
responsibility of such neglect on the ex
ecutive himself. The condition of the public
reasury , as has been Indicated , demands
he Immediate consideration of congress ,
t alone has the power to provide revenues
or the government. Not to convene It under
such circumstances I can view in no other
sense than the neglect of a plain duty. I
do not sympathize with the sentiment that
con'grcKs In session Is dangerous to our gen
eral business Interests. Its members are the
tgcnts of the people and their presence at
the seat of government In the execution of
the hovcrelgn will should not operate as an
injury , but as a benefit. There could bo
no better time to put the government on
a sound financial and economic basis than
now. The people have only recently voted
that this should bo done and nothing IB mort
binding on the agents of their will than
the obligation of Immediate action. It has
aways scorned to mo that the postponement
of the meeting of congress until moro than
a year after it had been chosen deprives
congress too often of the inspiration of the
popular will and the corresponding benefits ,
"it is evident , therefore , that to postpone
action In the presence of so great a neces
sity would bo unwise on the port of the ex-
ccutlvo , because unjust to the Interests of
the peoplo. Our actions now will bo freer
from mere partisan consideration than If
the question of tariff revision was postponed
until the regular session of congress. Wo
are nearly two years from a congressional
election and politics cannot BO greatly dis
tract us as If such contest was Immediately
pending. Wo can approach the problem
calmly and patriotically , without fearing Its
effect upon an early election. Our fellow
citizens who may disagree with u upon
the character of this legislation pnfcr to
have the question settled now , even osalnst
their preconceived vlows and perhaps set
tled BO reasonably , as I trust and believe
It will be , as tojinsuio great pcrmauencc
than to have further uncertainty menacing
H10i1va18t0na vnrled busu | s Interests of the
United States.
"Again , whatever action congress may take
will be given a fair opportunity for trial
before the people ore called to pass Judg
ment upon it , and this I consider a great
essential to the rightful and lasting settle
ment ot the question. In view of these
considerations , I shall deem It my duty , as
president , to convene congress In extraordi
nary session on Monday , the ICth day of
March , 1S97.
"In conclusion. I congratulate the country
upon the fraternal spirit of the people and
the manifestation of good will everywhere so
apparent. The recent election not only most
fortunately demonstrated the obliteration ot
sectional or geographical linen , but to some
extent also the prejudices which for years
have distracted our councils and marred our
true bTMtneet ) as a nation. The triumph
of the people , \vlioso verdict Is tarried Into
effect today , U not the triumph of one sec
tion , nor wholly of one party , but ot all j
sections and all the people. The north and
' nouth no longer divide on the old lines , but
npon principles and policies. Let UK cul
tivate this spirit , It Ig ennobling , and will be
a gain and blowing to our beloved country.
It will be/ny constant aim to do nothing and
permit nothing to bo done that will arroat
or disturb this growing sentiment of unity
and co-operation , this revival of esteem and
affiliation which now animates TO many
thousands In both the old and antagonistic
auctions , but shall cheerfully do everything
possible to promote and Increase It.
"Let mo again repeat the words of the oath
administered by fie chief Justice , which , In
their respective spheres , so far as applica
ble , I will have nil my countrymen oboervo :
'I will faithfully execute the ofllco of president
of ( ho United States and will , to the beat ot
my ability , preserve , protect and defend the
constitution of the United States. ' Thla Is
the obligation I have reverently taken before -
fore the Lord Most High. To keep It will
bo my single purpose , my constant prayer
and I shall confidently rely upon the to
bcarnnco and assistance ot all the people I
the discharge ot my solemn responsibilities.
InfBo CroirilM ttitvri'Ht
Kri'liioiit'K MiiiutfnctorlcM.
FREMONT , March 4. ( Special Telegram
The exhibit of the Fremont homo manu
facturlng establishments In Masonic 1m
closed this evening , The attendance durln
the cntlro Urno the exhibit has been ope
has exceeded the expectations of the members
ot the Business Men's fraternity , under whoa
charge the exhibit was held. The evcnln
attendance has been especially large , th
largo hall being crowded- that It was Im
possible to get near some ot the most n
tractive displays without waiting half a
hour or more. The attendance of the coun
try people was particularly noticeable am
several of the merchants have reported an In
creased trade In consequence. Those wh
have had exhibits have expressed thcinselvcv
as well pleascdi with the results ot their cf
forts and are of the opinion thai It will lea
to n marked Improvement In their business
The closing meeting was held at LOVO'J
opera houao this evening. The damp , mist
weather did not prevent a largo crowd from
attending. The speaking was ot a. hlg
order and much enthusiasm was shown.
B. A. Atkinson presided , and , after a voca
aolo by Prof. Biles of the Normal school , In
troducoJ Hon. J. B. Frlck. who spoke upo
the duties and opportunities of tbo citizen :
of Fremont , starting with the proposltlo
that a city Is self-sustaining only when It r
cclvcs as much as It pays out. Ho prescnte
many strong and convincing facts why eac !
citizen should mnko his purchases here an
pay out his money where It will remain
here , thus increasing the taxable property o'
this municipality and giving work to Fremont
mont men.
After a musical selection by the Norma
quartet , Rev. W. H. Buss spoke upon wha
had been accomplished by the fraternal pub
lie spirited and civic associations of Fremont.
Ho gave a brief outline of the history of tin
city , its growth and development and spoki
In glowing terms of Its prominent Industries ,
Institutions and activities. Ho paid an
eloquent tribute to the energy , push and
herolo achievements of the pioneers of Fre
mont and the spirit of union and fraternity
they manifested. That spirit should actual
the men of today. They stood together and
their faith In Fremont never faltered. In
cloning , ho called upon all to bo aggressive ,
bellovo In the town , emulate the motto o'
Chicago , "I will , " bo citizens before any
thing else , The name of Fremont should
stand for business honor , business enterprise ,
clean living and good homes. The meeting
closed with a vocal solo by Prof. B. L. Wes
ton and chorus by Fremont mannerchor.
liiuM of Property flint IM Unable to
I.ant In 'Ileatrlcc. '
BEATRICE , Neb. . March 4. ( Special. )
The house two miles north of this city , used
as a sporting house until the proprietor ,
Wallace Townsend , and his wlfo were sen
to Jail for five months a few weeks ago , was
dpstroyed by flro at 2 o'clock this morning ,
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis , the occupants , had barely
tlmo to escape and were unablp to save any
of theT contents except a few chairs and an
old organ. The loss on the building Is
$2,000 , partially covered by Insurance. Town
send , whose furniture was still In the house ,
estimates the loss thereon at $500 , with no
It Is said that every house In or adjoining
Beatrice that has been used as a public
sporting house has been destroyed by flre ,
this being the last of the lot. People re
siding in the vicinity of the Townsend house
are considerably rejoiced to know that It
has been removed.
Eleven IIiul Ilccii Secured When
Speelnl Venire AVnN iHNiieil.
AUBURN. Neb. , March 4. ( Special. ) In
the trial of John W. Argabrlght , at the
close of the session yesterday , eleven Jurors
had qualified and the defense had three and
the state ono peremptory challenge re
maining. This morning the sheriff was or
dered to bring In 100 talesmen from the body
of the country , and this will bo plenty to
finish the Jury. So far , all of the jurors se
lected are young men , and mostly Germans ,
Seeking I.mill for KllliclK-x.
BURWELL , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. )
3onaldcrablo interest Is being manifested
n real estate in this county. The purchase
of a part of the Fort Hartsuff reservation
jy the A. D. Cattle * company and their re
cent purchase of a herd of cattle has aroused
curiosity as to their future plans. It Is
bought they will eventually purchase more
and and put In a largo ranch. Several ranch-
nan have been hero lately looking over the
anchea In the northern part of the county.
Die fact of there being thousands of acres
> f land In what is known as the flowing well
iclt that raises grass no matter how1 dry
t gets Is attracting attention. U Is as
serted that two or three largo ranches will
bo put In this summer. Jacques & Crow have
ccently acquired n section of line laud and
iavo about SOO head of cattle that they ex
pect to run on their ranch.
Funeral of 1C. C. UMI < T.
FREMONT. March 4. ( Special. ) The fu
neral ot the lateE. . C. Usher was held from
its residence on Nye avenue at Z o'clock
his afternoon. The services were conducted
> y Rev. F. M. Slsson of the Methodist church ,
rho Fremont flro department attended In a
iody , Mr. Usher having been a member of
ho flrst flro company organized here. There
was a very largo attendance of the relatives
nd friends of the deceased , especially of the
o'd settlers. The remains were followed to
heir last resting place In Ridge cemetery
by an unusually long procession.
"Want Mllforil Hoinu IletnliuMl.
YORK , Neb. , March 4. ( Spsclal. ) The
ocal post of the Grand Army of the Republic
has passed resolutions condemning the pro
> osed abandonment of the Mllford Soldiers'
lome. At their request Senator Conaway
ms Introduced the resolutions in the state
onate. The post hero has always evinced a
rlendly spirit toward the Mllford home and
has made 601112 substantial donations to-
vard Its support.
Are I.lKhU for Shelby.
SHELBY , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. ) This
own will have a metropolitan appearance ;
t nights , for the trustees have decided to
have electric'lights. . They have contracted
vlth a local blacksmith for two arc lights
t 110 per month and granted him the fran-
hlsa for ten years. The undertaking-
vorkcd by theprohibitionists. .
The greatest paln-annlhllator of the ages
s Salvation Oil. It always cures ,
, lKht Snow In XeliriinUa ; 31 null
Collier. Mlth North \Vlmln.
WASHINGTON , March 4 , Forecast for
? rldny _ :
For Nebraska Light enow ; much colder ;
outhcrly winds , becoming northerly.
For South Dakota-Snow ; cold wave In
cntral and western portions ; northerly )
For Iowa Rain , turning to enow ; colder ;
outheastcrly winds , becoming nortliwest-
Foi MlMouri-nuln. turning to snow In
lorthcrn portion ; colder ; southerly winds ,
becoming northwesterly.
For Kansas Generally fair ; colder ? north
InformationsTTader look and Ksy , but
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lum Company Involvoil.
CHADRON , Neb. , March 4. ( Special Telo-
gram. ) The Journal will publish tomorrow
tlio following : "On Wednesday , February
24 , Just before the tlcso of tlio special term
of the district court hold here last week ,
County Attorney Fisher asked and \\as
granted leave to fllo certain Informations ,
the eamo to ho withhold from , publicity and
kept secret by the clerk of the district court
until the defendants named therein were ar
rested. The order of the court granting leave
as requested wan signed by Judge Wcstovcr
ami the Informations were duly filed. The
order , as far as Clerk of the Court Carley la
concerned , hits been strictly obeyed , no
knowledge ca to the contents of the Informa
tions or even a hint as to the defendants or
the nature of the actions being obtainable
from him. From other sources the Journal
Is creditably Informed that one of them la
directed against 11. E.V. . Spargur and
charges him with the embezzlement of a cer
tain Jl.COO draft , alleged to have been owned
by Mrs. Nelllo Woodard and that the wit
nesses endorsed upon this Information ar
A. O. Fisher , Mrs. Nelllo Woodard and Mrs
P. E. Smlth-Howlna , mother of Mrs. Wood
"Two of them. It Is alleged , .aro dlrectc
against A. 1 * . Sloan , cashier of the detune
Chadron Banking company , and charge hit :
with receiving deposits after ho knew th
bank to bo Insolvent.
"When the eastern etockholdcrn paid $10 ,
GOO a short time ago to satisfy the depositor *
of the defunct bank , It WES with the agree
ment and understanding that the suits tlici
pending against < V C. Putnam , president o
the bank , should bo dismissed , and the pay
mcnt of this $10,500 was conditioned upon
this. There was no mention made of Mr
Sloan , however , so ho may be called upon t
defend himself In an action brought agnlns
him for receiving deposits knowing the ban !
to bo Insolvent. "
rsivn A iiAN < iui3T TO THIS nouvcnn
OiiNteil DoiiKliiN Comity Ht-nreiMMi
tlvcH ( Jin-Nts of th < > IteniilillcmiM.
LINCOLN , March 4. ( Special Telegram.
The republican members of the senate an
house joined tonight in tendering a banquc
to the republican members of the Icglsla
turo unseated by the populist majority. Th
banquet was given at the Hotel Llndell
The guests of tho. evening were cx-Hepre
scntatlves Frank Uurman , J. II. Duller
Lovl Cox and Joseph Crow. Ex-Senator J
II. Evans dui not show up. Rcpresentatlv (
George E. Jonk'lria of Jefferson presided as
toastmaster.j Covers were laid for fifty and
Including the prc s representatives , fifty sa
down to Uio banquet at 10 o'clock
Until 9:30 : t reception to Messrs. Durman
Crow , Cox and Cutler was held In parlo
C of the hojol. 0
The foliowlngj , "sentiments" were re
sponded toi : "Our Guests , " Representative
Holbrook ; "Tho. IJawn of Prosperity , " E. M
Pollard ; "Tiej ) Fusion Against the Repub
llcan Party > as a Heform Party , " Senator J
U. Conawny ; i "Buzzards Calling Crow
Black , " Paul F. iClark ; "Tho Election by
the Legislature Against the Election by the
People , " G. A. Murphy ; "Veterans In Poll
tics , " P. H. Elghmy ; "Opinion of the Press , '
Blxby of the Journal ; "Over the Transom , '
Patrick Hoddy ; "The Future of the Rcpub'
llcan PartyHn Nebraska , " S. T. Caldwcll
"Purging 'life ' Pollsy'from a Populist Stand
point , " E , J , Burkett ; "Douglas County In
1898 , " 0. R , Talfcot.
Music was furnished byllagenow's orches
lit Unexpectedly to tlic Notice
of tlie Siiiireine JmlKCN ,
LINCOLN , March 4. ( Special Telegram. )
Tlio question as to whether the constitu
tional amendment relating to nn Increase In
the number of judges ot the supreme court
was brought directly to the supreme court
Itself today In a somewhat unexpected man
nor. In a case pending In which the Tecumseh -
cumseh National bank Is plaintiff , the court
reversed the judgment of the lower court.
The bank's attorneys today moved for a
rehearing on the grounds that the order of
reversal was made "by a less number of
judges than Is required by the constitution. "
The claim Is made that the amendment re
lating to an Increase In the number of
judges was submitted in legal form and
that 122,475 votes were cast upon the propo
sition , of which 94.579 wore cast for the
amendment , and 37.89C against. It Is further
averred that by this vote the amendment
was adopted , that Judges Klrkpatrlck and
Neville were elected , received their certifi
cates from Governor Holcomb and that they
have been since January duly elected and
qualified members of the court.
Supreme Court DoiiluH Petition of
Wooilriiir.niinlnp Printing Co.
LINCOLN , March 4. ( Special Telegram. )
The case brought In the supreme court by
the Woodruff-Dunlap Printing company to
compel by mandamus the State Printing
board to lot the contracts for printing the
reports of state officers was decided today
adversely to the printing company. Tlio ap
plication for a writ of mandamus was
Funeral of MrM. MrMoiilcM.
LYONS , Nob. , March 4. ( Special. ) The
funeral of Mrs. E. D , McMonles , formerly
Miss Evans , was held from the Presbyterian
church at 2 o'clock today. She had been
married only five months. She has been con
fined to her room for the past four weeks ,
but was not thought dangerously sick till
three days before she died , when pneumonia
act In. ' .Mrs. McMonles graduated from the
Wayne college three years ago and has
taught In the public schools of Bancroft ,
Lyons and Pierce ,
Injured In n Jlleycle Colllnliui.
BEATRICE , ? iarth 4. ( Special. ) Late last
mining SamucJ'M ere , an employe In Hasltell
fc Bosworth' ; jbut | r and egg establishment ,
was seriously' injured while riding a bicycle
up Fifth streetnby colliding with another
rider. When > Ticked up Moore was In an
unconscious condition. Ho Is confined to his
bed today. The accident woa unavoidable
and no blama Attaches to anyone.
Chilli > /1 > f ° ' I'neiiiiiunln.
BERLIN , /Neb ) , March 4. ( Special. )
Henry Hlllm'an's youngest child died this
week of unenfiio' la.
Mrs. Carl Ross Ha very sick with neural-
la of the stomjicji. ;
J , A. Smltfi preached his farewell sermon
Sunday lastj
Farmers nrb biiay these cold days break
ing stalks. "ttJ ? _ _
Union erVTren nt CoIiiiuuiiM ,
COLUMBUS , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. )
rho churches of this city tiavo joined hands
ind are holding a two weeks' scries of union
ovlval meetings at the Presbyterian church ,
rho .meetings are cpnductcd by Mr. Mc
Gregor , a noted evangelist , assisted by Prof.
iVIIHams , a vocalist. The meetings are al-
Jady having some success.
Niiniulern Comity MortKiiKe Hecoril ,
WAHOO , Nob. , March 4. ( Special. ) The
following la a record ot the mortgages of
llfferent kinds filed anij released durlpg the
nontli of February In Saunders county :
Mortgages filed , J67.429.fl5 : satisfied , $33.-
S9.C5. Town and city filed , J3.1C5.18 ; satis-
led , $3.434. Chattels filed , { 15,073.90 ; satis-
led , $11,237.60 , _
Com I'llcil Ul > in tlic Klcvntora.
CARROLL. Neb. , March 4. ( Special. ) The
veather continues mild snd pleasant , with
ivcry Indication of spring and farmers are
aklng advantage of good weather to finish
gathering their corn. Corn continues to como
to market and Is in good condition. Mora
than 160,000 bushels are now In crib how.
Tha Peavey Elevator company has 80,000
bushels and Is still buying.
VOTI3 TO JiiiI , Tim WATIJIlVOltlCS. .
Speelnl Klrcllon In Crawford De
cision Is Almost I'liitnlmiitiN.
CRAWFORD , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. ) A
special election was held here yesterday lo
ptriti t the people to vote uion th proposition
submitted to the village by the Crav.ford
company ( ownero of the large canal , reservoir
and water power systems being constructed
here ) to purchase the entire water-works ays.
tern of tin village , ami to bo given the ex-
elusive franchise to put In and operate a
sj.Mom of water works In Crawford , for a
parloJ of twenty-five years , In consideration
of the Crawford company assuming and pryIng -
Ing the out'jtandlnc water bonds of the vil
lage , amounting to $17OUO ; the vlllngo to
take fifteen hydrants for flro protection nt
an annual rental of $50 each , or twenty or
more hydrants at an annual rental of $10
ach , and to have ttiu privilege of ourchao-
Ing the system ar.d nil intensions nt the ex
piration of the tanth and each fifth year there.
after nt a price to bo airlvcd at by arbi
Crawford's water system at present Is n
gravity one. Its source being n yprlng at the
foot of the butte In the west of the town.
The supply of water from thlo sprlmj has
been Inadequate for all purposes during the
summer months , and In order to keep n supply
of water for flro protection It was necessary
lo sacrifice the lawns of the icaldents. The
Crawford company made a propos'tlon ' lo
vIllHgo to put In a system on the streets ret
already occupied with mains , and to furnish
free flro protection to the vllhgp. but the
councir , realizing the Inadiiuao- the sup
ply of water In the village systsm , thought
It best to have only one sysvotn In the vil
lage , and thus the proposition of the com
pany , and the special election. The Crawford
company proposes to supply the water from
Its canal and rci > orvolr system from the hill
routh ot town , and as this water Is taken
from the White river just south of the
Military reservation , the matter ot Divine thin
village a good water works system and fire
protection from this , the only available
source. hag been bitterly fought by I.eroy
Hall , president ot the Commercial State bank
here , and the owner of a small flouring mill
below the hcadgate of the Crawford com
pany's canal. As the company long age
made Hall cash offers of far greater amounts.
than it is considered he \ \ III got in ccmlen.-
natlon proceedings , or than his water rights
would warrant , hta antagonism to the Inter
ests and prosperity of Crawford has caused
much Indignation to the residents.
Yesterday morning Deputy Sheriff Lowrj
arrived from Chadron and served summonx
and notice of Injunction being allowed at the
ojlt of Hnll against the village , the councilmen -
men and the Crawford company. It la nnt
known hero yet Just what la enjoined by
The vote polled Is the largest over polled
In Crawford , and stood 1C5 for ths sale and
14 against It.
nnil Mysterious IlRlit .Seen In
tlie Iletiveiis Iiy CIurKs People.
CLARKS , Nob. , March 4. ( Special. ) The
strange star that has been exciting people
elsewhere In the state hay made Its appear
ance here. Miss Viola Daniels , a young
woman living a short distance out In the
country , reports that she eaw It the other
night. She is entirely trustworthy and Iheri
is no reason to doubt her statements. About
9 o'clock In the evening she saw the light
como up from the north , traveling very
swiftly. H was very large , Miss Daniels
says , appearing llko a giant ball of flre.
When almost opposite her It went partly to
pieces , two large pieces shooting downward
and brightly Illuminating the earth. The
main star disappeared swiftly to the south
ward. Miss Daniels' story Is substantiated
to some extent by Mrs. John Wilson of this
town. On the eamo nlgnt she was lying
awake on the bed with her daughter , who Is
III , when the room was suddenly lighted up
by a very bright light the brightest she has
ever seen. It almost as quickly disappeared.
Mrs. Wilson feels sure tftat the light came
from the heavens. The appearance of the
strange star has excited a good many people
hero and all sorts of theories are advanced
to explain it. Some declare It portends dlro
disaster to tto country.
Great Rejoicing Over the Inaugura
tion of I'reNldunt Mclvliiley.
M'COOK , Nob. , March 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The Inauguration of President McKinley -
Kinley was celebrated hero this afternoon
by the firing of anvils , the floating to the
breczo of "Old Glory" and a parade and
music by the brlgau'o band.
BUTTON , Neb. , March 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The change of administration at
Washington was celebrated here In a novel
manner. At Just noon the deep-toned water
works whlstlo commenced blowing. This
was followed by the whistles on all the ele
vators , the creamery , mills and every fac
tory that had a whistle. Then the bells
rang out on the High school and ward school
and every church in the city. To this was
added the Fourth of July anvil guns , cam
paign horns and the cheering of the people ,
making a great nolso and din.
YORK , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. ) York
citizens cejebratcd the Inauguration of WI1-
lam McKlnlcy today with nolso and bunt-
ng. Many of the prominent business houses
were decorated for the occasion and largo
flags floated from all the public buildings. :
V couple of anvils helped out the celebra
tion. f
C :
Ii'iiv ? H Wife to See \ < 'ljlibnr anil
HIIIIKTN lllniHi'lf In HH ( irnmiry.
KENNARD , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. )
Louis Johnson , a Danish farmer living about
t\va \ miles northwest of this place , committed
sulcldo by hanging himself In a granary on
his farm nt a late hour last night. Early
tn thu evening ho left his home , saying he
wns going to see a near neighbor and would
return In a short time. About midnight his
wlfo , becoming alarmed at his prolonged
absence. Instituted a scorch for him , and
about 7 o'clock this morning found him hangIng -
Ing In a small back room In his granary.
This was his second attempt to commit cul-
cldo within a week. Last Saturday evening
ho tried to kill himself with chloroform ,
but was unsuccessful , Ho leaves a wlfo and
several small children , Ho was a member
of the Woodmen of the World , where his
J n ( I He DeeldeH the Levy ISxercded tilt1
COIINtltlltloilIll Iillllll ,
BEATRICE , Neb. , March 4. ( Special Tele-
ram. ) The Injunction case of the Chicago ,
Durllngton & Qulncy Railway company
gainst Jacob Klein , treasurer of dago
ounty , was today decided by Judge Stull
n favor of the plaintiff. The railroad com-
) any complained that in certain townships
n this county a levy has been made exceed- .
ng the constitutional 1C mills , and asked
Imt the defendant bo restrained from col-
cctlng taxes on the levy exceeding the
mount allowed by the constitution ,
rho matte- will bo mjlmiltted to the supreme
ourt , and by stipulation the company today
aid the amount of taxes that Is undisputed ,
olng $16.401CO. The amount in litigation
s about $1,200.
Fire Chief Ite-IIIeeled.
BEATRICE , Neb. , March 4. ( Special. )
After a heated contest , lasting until about
o'clock this morning , tbo present chief
f the flro department , J , L. Schlek , was re- n
ic-ctcd for the ensuing year. C. T. liar- ntl
Ison , O. P. Fulton and W. D. Carre were tlB
Uo other contestants. John McCreo was a :
e-electcd assistant chief , w
(1 (
AVnrruiit for a lloollejfU'er. (1cl
OSCEOLA , Neb , , March 4. ( Special. ) 01
herlff Halm has a warrant In his possession 01tc
or Dick Vest , who , It Is claimed , has been tc
cceplng a "hole-in-the-wall" hero at dlf- tcdl
cront times , celling beer and liquor to any dlal
hat called for It. al
MortKiiKu Male .Vot Confirmed ,
PAPILLION. Neb. , March 4. ( Special. ) J , ,
3wlng to 60IHO technicality the district judge re
cfuscd to confirm the mortgage ealo of the
iVelch property and the ealo will have to be
eadvertUed ,
( Continued from First Pago. )
stnmlpllie for the Asylum for Incurables
fit ntttiRS.
House roll No. 427 , by Young , to require
owners of renl estate to mow weeds on
streets niljnlnlng their property.
House roll No. 430 , by Hyntt , relating to
agricultural societies.
House roll No. 42S , by Homer , relating
to cultivated lniuK
House roll No. 109 , 1 > y 1-otUer. to prevent
employ- from belnc blacklisted.
House roll No. 217 , by armies , Joint reso
lution to the I'nlted Stntcs coiiRrc < 'i ro-
IntliiK to the illafranchlscmcnt of citizens
on account of sex.
House roll No. 17S. Iiy Straub , providing
for the taxation of rxVreis companies.
llouso roll No. ISO. by Stnuib. providing
for the taxation of flro Insurance com
House roll No. 179 , by Strauli. providing
for the taxation of life Insurance com-
House roll No. 4CO. by Sheldon , relating
to the herd law.
Senate file No. 133. amending and repeal
ing the Compiled Statute * entitled "anl-
innlf' . "
House roll No. 313. by Gnlllii , providing
that commission merchants deposit the
proceeds of sales to the credit of consignors.
House roll No. < 4" . . by Mitchell , providing
for payment of medical attendance , J03 , on
Qeorjva Klngen , a paroled convict.
House roll No , 4M , by Rich , relating to
foirclosuro of mortgages.
House roll No. KH , by Rich , relating to
dfllclency Judgment.
House hell No. 411 , by Zimmerman , re
lating to transfer of cases fof trial.
House roll No. 273 , by Llddoll , relating , to
duties of county commissioners.
House roll No. 42.1. by Llddell. prohibiting
tiso of machinery for inanufao.lurlng pur
poses In the penitentiary.
House roll No. 277 , by Hull , providing for
flro escapes on manufactories.
Houi-o roll No. 413 , by Uallln , to regulate
convict labor and provide for tlio employ
ment of the same.
House roll No. SIM , by Clark of Richard
son , providing that the county clerk bo ono
of the Hoard of Supervisors.
Senate flic No. 191 , by Bcal , fop an act to
form new countlen out of two or moro
Soimto flln No. S7. by Mutz , to provide for
full net weight and measure in nil articles
sold In original packages.
Sennto Illo No. 14 , by Hansom , relating
to boards of county commissioner. } and re
ducing their number to three.
The following bills were ordered to the
general fllo :
House roll No. 230. liv Webb , appro
priating $23,000 for tlio payment of bounties
on the sculps of wolves , coyotes ) and wild
A majority and minority report were
handed In on home roll No. 152 , by Loomls ,
defining the liability of railway companies
for damages sustained by employe * by reason
of negligence ot other employes , and the
bill went to the general fllo , accompanied
by both reports.
House roll No. 4S , requiring railway com
panies to Iss-iio COO-mllo inlleaKo books at
the rate of 2 cents per mile , with 230 pounds
of linrgiigo free.
Senate Hie No. 41. by Johnson , authoriz
ing rltles and towns to receive bequests.
House roll No. 177. bv Straub. providing
for taxation of telegraph companies.
House roll No. 1715 by Straub , providing
for taxation of telephone companies.
House roll No. 182 , by Straub , to regulate
the charges of telegraph companies.
House roll No. 1S1 , by Straub. to regulate
the charges of telephone companies.
House roll No. 401 , by Roberts * , providing
for revision of election law relating to
quallllcatlons of voters.
HoU4O roll No. 432 , by Knip , relating to
assessment of taxes , and i.rovldlng that
all bonds , bank notes , currency anil all
evidences of indebtedness shall be listed.
Senate file No. 1C7 , by Cannday provid
ing for the repair of public school water
HOIIPO roll No. 401 , by Gaflln , relating
to school taxes.
House roll No. 445 , by Zimmerman , pro
viding that ofllcors shall not take greater
fees than are allowed by law.
House roll No. 420 , by Kelstor , relating
to writs of attachment.
House roll No. 193 , by Rich , relating to
foreclosure of real estate mortgages.
House roll No. C , by Hull , providing for
the extinguishment of liability of mort
House roll No. 9 , by Hull providing for
tlio regulation of stock yards.
House roll No. 70 , by Hill , to regulate
stock yards.
House roll No. 2G2. by Hill , to regulate
stock yards and fix the price of hay and
House roll No. 2G3 , by Hill , to regulate
stock yards.
House roll No. SOO , by Stcbblns , amend
ing the law relating to Interest.
House roll No. 414 , by Felker , relating to
boards of education. '
House roll No. 379 , by Walto , to provide
for the examination of county olllccs and
other ln tltutlons.
House roll No. 410. by Wright , relating lo
cltlos of the second class.
House roll No. 417. by Wright , relating to
cities of the second class.
The house than went Into committee of
the whole to make a specific correction In
house roll No. 83.
A letter from R. H. Eaton , addressed to
Gaylord of Buffalo , and roasting the popu
lists of the house , was read by the chief
clerk. Smith of Douglas moved to refer the
matter to a commltteo , but It was laid on
the table by a large vote.
The house then adjourned 1111111 10 a. m.
KfTnrt < n IliiHli It ThrniiKli the Semite
Stnrtx n .Slot-in.
LINCOLN , March 4. ( Special. ) As soon .
is the llei tenant governor lifted the lid of
ho scnato this morning ho liberated a storm
) f well-developed cyclonic proportions. The
itmosphorlc disturbance occurred over an at- ,
empt of ono of the existing factions in the
senate to order the Lincoln charter cn- '
; rossed for third reading without permitting
ts consideration or even Its reading In the
ommltteo of the whole. The proceeding
vas somewhat unusual , for rarely In the
ilstory of tlio senate Is an attempt made
o engross a bill for third reading without
; tvlng all the senators nn opportunity to
earn of Its merits. The Lincoln charter Is
icarly as voluminous a document as theme
mo agreed to yesterday for thc > city of
> maha. It contains , provisions which are
ibnoxlous to a largo number of citizens of
wlnroln , Irrespective ot political jiarty.
Unong these provisions Is ono to repavo one
r two streets covered with wornout cedar
docks and charge the expense up to the
encral fund. Another provision alma to give
ho city council power tu Issno bonds for
ho construction of nn electric lighting plant
without flrst submitting the bond proposl-
lon to a vote of the people. Another prc o-
Itlon Is to plaro the police force ( which con-
Ists of fourteen men ) under the control of
flro and police commission to bo appointed
iy the governor.
On the other hand the charter Is advocated
y the populists of Lincoln and a strenuous g
ffort Is being made to force It through the
3glslaturo as a party measure. The commit-
ea on municipal affairs lint ) held two public
neellnga on the charter at which a large '
umber of tlio most distinguished citizens of
, lncoln have appeared and argued for and
gainst many ot the provisions of the docu-
icnt ,
This morning when the regular order was
alien up Mr. Jlowell , from the committee
n municipal affairs , reported the charter
' 1th the recommendation that It bo placed
n general fllo , For reasons only known to
Imsclf , the assistant secretary made a
erbal addition to the wording of the ro-
ort by announcing that the commltteo asked
liat the charter ho placed on general fllo
with the recommendation that it do pass. "
Mr , McGann of lioonb moved that tlio
barter bill bo ordered engrossed for thiid
This motion brought an explosion from
Ir , Talbot of Lancaster , He demanded to
now In whoso Interest an attempt was made
} throttle tlio senate by depriving it of an
pportunlty to examlno thepill. .
Mr , Mutz stayed the storm for a few
laments by moving as an amendment that
ho charter bo made a. special order for this
fternoon. This amendment brought out
notlier Indignant protest from Talbot , In
lilcli ho asked If the senator from Doono
McGann ) v , lulled to gag the people of the
Ity of Lincoln and prevent any discussion
f the charter.
Mr. McGann admitted that ho was willing
j vote for the charter without hearing It
Mr , Talbot then proceeded to denounce t.io
ttcnipt to railroad the charter through uc
enato. Ho declared that tlio committee an
lunlclpal affaire had agreed upon certain
mendmcnts to this bill , but f-jr tome tea-
} ii hid turned the charter over to a few
opullsta of Lincoln and permitted them tex
x It up to suit themselves.
Mr , Mutz then changed Ills motion by
naklng that the charter be made n spec nl
order for March 9 at 10 o'clock a. m.
Mr. Conaway called attention to the feel
that It was evident tint n. self-appointed
sifting committee was nt work selecting cer
tain favorite bills for advancement.
Mr. Talbot spoke long and bitterly ngaltal
what ho characterized an attempt to rpll
road the charter through the senate. Tall
objections were so vehement that hla vo'ci
soon filled the galleries. At the end of Sti
remarks , Mr. Ransom epolie briefly agal.sl
advancing the charter.
The attempt failed , for when the roll na
called but fifteen senators voted for advance
ment ot the bill , whereas twenty-two were
necessary. Thl closed the Incident.
Arising to a question of Information , Mr.
Heal stated that ho had Introduced R 1)111
very early In the session relating' to de
ficiency judgments. The bill , ho said , seemed
to have been overlooked by the Judiciary
committee. The chairman of that commlt' > o.
Mr. McOnnn , stated In reply that the co.n-
mltteo was only waiting to giro Mr. Heal n
hearing. The latter replied that ho wanted
no hearing and tlio discussion , closed with tlio
understanding that the bill should be re
ported Immediately.
The senate then took tip the order of
bills on third reading. Scnato flic No. 24 ,
Introduced by Mutz , and relating to salaries
For county superintendents of public Instruc
tion , was passed. The bill fixes the salaries
ot these officials according to the following
schedule ; In all counties having a school
population of 15,000 or more , Jl.SOO per
annum ; In counties having moro than 8,000
population , $1,500 ; these having more than
5,000 and less than S.OOO population , $1,200 ;
those with 4,000 and less than 5,000 popula
tion , $1,000 ; those with .1,000 and less than
4,000 population , $800 ; those with B.COO and
less than 3,000 population , $600 ; those with
1,000 but less than 2,000 population , $500 ;
those with less than 1,000 , but more than
500 population , $300 ; .and these with loss
than 500 population , $200.
The senate then took Its usual noon re
cess.After recess the order of bills on third
reading was again resumed , and three moro
were passed , as follows :
Scnato fllo No. ICC , by Canaday , and re
lating to teachers' Institutes. It makes a
few technical changes In the law.
Senate fllo No. 255. by Ransom , relating
to the manner of voting on proposed amend
ments to the stale constitution. The bill
provides that the returns made by the
Judges and clerks of election shall In
clude : First , the number of electors voting
at said general election ; second , the num
ber of electors who voted for the amend
ments ; third , the number of electors who
voted against the amendments ; fourth , the
number of electors who voted for senators ;
fifth , the number who voted for representa
tives ; sixth , the number who voted for both
senators and representatives.
Joint resolution No. 20 was read the third
tlmo and passod. It proposes an amend
ment relating to the Investment , of the per
manent schoDl fund. The amendment pro
posed contains the following general pro
visions :
All funds belonging to the state for edu
cational purposes tbo Interest and Income
whereof only are to bo used Hhall bo
deemed trust funds held by tbo state and
shall not bo Invested or loaned except on
United States or state securities or reglH-
teied county or school district bonds ; pro-
vlded that the Hoard of Educational Ijiml *
and Funds Is empowered to sell from time
to tlmo any ot the securities belonging to
the permanent school fund and Invest tba
proceeds in any of tbo securities enumera
ted above bearing a higher rate of Interest }
wherever an opportunity for better In
vestment Is presented ; provided further ,
that when any warrant upon the state
treasurer regularly Issued In pursuance of
an appropriation by the legislature and
secured by the levy of a tax for Its pay
ment shall be presented to the state treas
urer for p.ijment and there shall not bo
any money In the proper fund to pay such
warrant the Hoard of Educational Lamia
and Funds may direct the state treasurer
to p.iy Uio amount duo on such warrant
frjm i he nianeya In his naiO * belonging to
the pi-inuncnt school fund , and lie Hhall
hold paid vj.rrant as an iiv < -tment : of said
permanent school fund.
The senate then passed house roll No. 3.
This Is the bill repealing the law passed
two years ago for the payment of a bounty
on sugar and chicory. The senate practical ! )
reconstructed the bill as It passed tlio lioiriu : ,
and It will have to be returned to the lowoi
branch before U can go 10 the governor.
This completing the bills on third rj < lln |
the scnato went Into committee of the vvholi
with Mr. Murphy In the chair. Uy an agree
ment reached this morning the elections re
form bill Introduced by Mr. Talbot had been
substituted for all the bills of similar charac
ter and advanced to the top of the general
( lie. It was therefore the first bill taken ii [
by the committee. The bill Is entitled "An
act to prevent corrupt practices in general
and primary elections , to limit the cxpeneri
of candidates , to prescribe the duties ol
candidates and political committees and tc
provide penalties and remedies for a vjolatloc
at this act. "
The provisions ot the hill are dras'lc ' In
the extreme and many of Its sections wore
strongly objected to by Mr , Goadrlng. Aftoi
i wordy battle between Gomlrlng und Talbot
the objectionable actions were stricken out ,
ind the bill was paracd over for the present ,
the commltteo asking lenvc to sit again on
the proposed measure.
The bill contain : ) twenty-two sections , point
if thorn long. It Is practically divided Intc
.lires general divisions , the flrst nine me-
tlons psrtnlnlng to bribery of voters , the
lunlshment for the name , and the legalized
sxpcnscs of candidates. The second division ,
mibraclng sections 10 to 17 Inclusive , pio-
'Uss the method by which candidates elS'Hccl
o ofllco may be unseated upon proof of
'raud In the campaign. The third division
clalcuto the filing of reports of treasurers ol
lolltlcal committees.
Upon Gondrlng's motion the second
llvlslon of the bill was stilckon out entirely ,
The senate then took up onu of Its old
lones of contention the 1)111 requiring tin
instruction of fish ways In dams across
mining streams , The bill was oppwud by
cnators from the Irrigated portion of the
tate on the ground that It would materially
utorfcro with the process of Irrigation.
Mr. McGann moved that the bill bo In-
eflnltely postponed , but the commltteo voted
Im down. Ono or two amendments not
naterlally affecting the bill were .igrtul tn
nd it was recommended fur paaiago. Tha
ommlttco then took up the contested tileutlon
xpcnujs claims and allowed Ilia full amount
o the bailiffs , fttinogrnpliuru and n.ilnrloj ,
ut cut the attorneys fuca from $1,500 to
750 on each tilde.
The fisuato then adjourned.
JIliiMlriil f ir tiniHnii ( Kiiml.
BUHWELL , Nub. . March I. ( Special. ) A
are treat In tlio lluo of vntortnliimunt was
Iven these that attended tlio musical at the
Ihrlstlan church Tuesday night. The enter-
jlnmont was by the choir of the church ,
ndor the Huporvlnlon of Prof , O. A. Klrl.y.
'rof , KIrby rendered "McKlnley's Inaugural
larch" In a manner that did great credit
j hlmeelr , The proceeds went to the fund
ir the purchase of tin. organ.
BUIns on flro with torturing , disfiguring ,
Itchlnc ; , turning , bleeding , bcily : , and pimply
humors , Instantly relieved Iiy \vann bath
with CuTlcuiu HOAIanluglo application of
CUTICUIU ( ointment ) , the great tl.ln cure ,
Mid ft full lldSO Of CUTlt'UltA 11U30LVKXT.
iod ! ihrouho-jt ihe vnrlj. IV'Tin ! ) . C. C'fur , Bili
iujjs , IJviloo. "Ilovlol ureTurtuilnjllumo , "lit .
lOtdbft noun bu.tr.
SOJiE Weak back , painful kidneys ,
aching munclcs , uterlno pains ,
rheumatism relieved ( julck on an
I I ! WpC electric flaih by tbo celebrated
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