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VOL. XVI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 4. 1891 NO. 51. Heads of Many Shapes! Hats to Fit Them All! GO CO TI CO OO •=! ^ New Spring Styles. DBWENTBR, The Hatter. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettiest patterns ever sho^o, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. Spring and Summer'91 Suitings, Overcoatings and Trouser Patterns All in. New Line of Silk Vestings. Inspection Invited. NO EXTEA SESSION. The President Said to Oonsidei One Unnecessary, The Direct Tax Bill Becomes a Law —Much Work Done in Both Houses of Congress, CAPITOL NOTES. WASHINGTON, March 8.—It is the gossip at the capitol that the president, in discussing' the congressional outlook, said that there (iid not appear to be any necessity for an extra session of congress, and that he has no intention oi calling- the senate together, as there is nothing- requiring 1 its attention. The president has signed the direct tax bill; also the act in regard to the treaty of reciprocity with the Hawaiiar islands; the act providing 1 for safe anc humane transportation of cattle; the act for the erection of United States prisons and for the imprisonment oJ United States prisoners. The Paddock pure-food bill and the Conger lard bill went by the board tog-ether in the senate committee on appropriations.^ Senator Paddock (Neb.) made a desperate effort to secure the attachment of his bill to the agricultural appropriation bill, but was defeated by the efforts of Senator Allison (la.), who opposed it as likely to cause too much discussion in the senate. Monday morning Senator Paddock proposed the pure- food bill as an amendment to the agricultural appropriation bill in open session. Senator Washburn (Minn.) immediately arose and proposed the Conger lard bill as an amendment. The poiht of order was made that the bill was new legislation. Vice President Morton, prompted by Senator Edmunds, decided the amendment not in order and Senator Paddock appealed at once from the decision of the chair. The vote was a close and exciting one, the decision being sustained and the bill lost by a vote of 27 to 26, a^ majority of a single vote. WASHINGTON, March 3.—The senate on Monday at 2 p. m., proceeded to the consideration of the agricultural appropriation bill. The committee amendment allowing sorghum sugar manufacturers the use of distilled spirits free of tax was agreed to. The bill was then passed. At the evening session the vote by which the senate last week passed the house bill to pay judgments of the court of claims for army supplies, .(under the Bowman act) was, on mo-" tion of Senator Harris (Tenn.), reconsidered. All the senate amendments which had been then agreed to were disagreed to (inc-ludmg the Chouteau claim of §749,000) and the bill was again passed without any amendment. The reason assigned by Senator Harris for this course was that the amendments could not possibly be acted on in the house, and that if this course was not followed the whole bill would fail. The consideration of the deficiency bill was proceeded with. The two items to pay to the widows of Chief Justice Waite and Justice Miller one year's salary—$10,500 and 810,000—were opposed by Senator Berry (Ark.) as an unauthorized gift of the people's money, and were advocated by Senator Blackburn (Ky.), who said that it-was the settled practice of congress to give a year's salary to the family of every senator and representative and every official of congress who died in public service. Finally a vote was taken and the items were agreed to — yeas, 40; nays, 10. The next subject that provoked discussion was the proposition to give a month's extra pay to the officers and employes of the house. Senator Plumb spoke of the unconscionable extravagance of the two. houses and said that while the pay of the senators amounted to S400,000 a year, the pay of those who waited on them amounted to $000,000. The house item was struck out of the bill—yeas, 31; nays, 21. The sundry civil bill as agreed upon, in conference was reported to the senate, but went over without action. It appropriates $37,500,383, being 81,661,175 less than as it passed the senate, and §3,200,893 more than as it passed the house, §7,771,081 more'than the current law and 81,301,719 less than the estimates. ; The house amendment to the senate bill for the inspection of live cattle, hogs, etc., intended for exportation was concurred in. A further conference was ordered on the Indian appropriation bill. WASHINGTON, March 3.—In the. senate after the reading of the journal the senate went into executive session. Half an hour afterward the doors were reopened and the general deficiency bill taken up. All the amendments that had been agreed to in committee of'the whole Monday night were agreed to in bulk, except as to four that were reserved, including the French spoliation claims and the Pacific railroad claims. An amendment by Senator Plumb (Kan.) appropriating 1 S50,000 for the relief of the citizens of Oklahoma who have been rendered destitute' by the. drought of the past season, was agreed to. The reserved amendments as to payment of Pacific railroad claims and the French spoliation claims were agreed to,. Senator Stewart (Nev.) offered an ame.ndmen't'to reimburse to the states of (Ka.fiSrf'nfa, Oregon and Nevada moneys expended by them in the suppression of the rebellion—SS,-151,309 for California, 8224,520 for Oregon and;S-«H,040 for Nevada. Agreed to. Senator Daniel (Va.) moved to insert a paragraph directing the secretary of the treasury to resettle and pay the claims of the-states of New York. Pennsylvania. Delaware, Virginia and South Carolina and the city of Baltimore on account of advances made in the war of 1S12, and appropriating $3,500.000 for that purpose. Agreed to. This finished the senate's action on the general deficiency bill, and it was then sent to the house with the senate amendments. The conference report on the diplomatic appropriation bill, including the provision for the Hawaiian cable, was agreed to. The conference report on the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill was presented and agreed to. On the pensions appropriation bill the conferrees 'reported that no agreement had ' been reached. The senate refused to recede from its position and a further conference was asked. The conference report on the sundry civil appropriation bill was taken up and agreed to. HOUSE, WASHINGTON, March 3.—Tn the house Monday after the passage of a number of un-importaut bridge bills the Senate bill for the erection of a new mint building in Philadelphia, at a cost not to exceed S2,000,000, and providing for the sale of the present mint property was passed. The bill for the erection of a new custom house in the city of New York was passed. The speaker laid before the house a communication from the family of Admiral Porter, returning its sincere thanks to the house for the resolutions adopted by that body relative to the deceased. The house then passed the senate bill allowing a pension of $2,500 a year to the widow of the late admiral Porter. Also the senate bill x granting the widow of the late Maj.-Geh. Judson Kilpatrick a pension of S100 a month. Mr. Simonds (Conn.) submitted the conference report on the copyright bill. He explained that, the conference had agreed on all points except the Sherman amendment. The report was adopted and a further conference agreed to. The post office appropriation bill was sent to conference. The house then took a recess until S:30. At the evening session the house passed the senate bilj., with amendments, to provide for the inspection of live cattle and hogs and the carcasses and products thereof which are the subjects of inter-state commerce. Mr. Perkins (Kan.) called up the conference on the Indian appropriation bill, disagreeing with the senate on the appropriation of 82,900,000 to pay the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for the title and interest they may have in certain lands now occupied by the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians. The Conference report was agreed to, and a further conference report was ordered. The house then at 1 o'clock a. in. took a recess until 10 o'clock a. m. WASHINGTON, March 3.—When the house met in the morning Mr. Cutcheon (Mich.) submitted the conference report on the bill to increase the number of the board of managers of the national home for disabled volunteers. As agreed to the' bill provides for eleven members and napes the * following members in addition tp tliose already appointed: Edmund N. Mon-ell, Alfred L. Pearson, William B. Franklin, John C. Black, George W. Steele. James Bar- neft, J. H. Bonebrake and Francis Fessenden. The report gave rise to some discussion, and . pending action the conference . report on the legislative bill was presented. An agreement was reached on all questions except the senate amendment making senators' clerks annual employes. The report was adopted and a further conference ordered. The.Cutcheon conference report was agreed to—yeas, 124; nays, 123—the speaker casting the deciding vote. AN AWFUL TRAGEDY. An Innane Ohio Farmer Docs Fearful Execution with an Ax. CT-EVI...AND, 0., March 3.—Delos Boswell, a farmer 70 years of age, who lives in Copley township, Summit county, went insane and grabbing an ax dashed his son's brains out before the young man could raise an alarm. The old man then rushed at his wife and dealt her a terrible blow, after which he tried to cut his throat. Neighbors hurried in before he could put an end to his life and it is hoped that both he and his wife may recover. His troubles are the result • of financial difficulties. SCORES SLAIN. A RttUwny Horror in Russia Causes a Loss of Fifty or More Lives. ST. PETEP.SBUBG, March 3.—A horrible railway accident occurred near Morshansk" Monday. Two express trains came into collision, demolishing the carriages of both. Fifty persons were killed outright and a larger number were seriously injured. The scenes about the wreck are described as sickening. Many of the bodies of the dead were literally ground into pieces, while some of the Wounded, dismembered and mangled, lived for several hours in the most intense agony. jfiEKBE, S. D., March 3.—The bill adopting the Australian system on Monday passc«t the legislature and became a law with the 'governor's approval. MR. SOL WISE, OF Left yesterday afternoon for the East in search of Hig-h Novelties! A goodly portion of which are expected to be on r display about Thursday Morning, To an examination of which the ladies are cordially invited. WILER & WISE, 315 Fourth Street. I WHISTLE FOR D. A. H A U K He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money, Best Watch for the money, Best Spectacle for the money, y- Best wort done for money. No. 41O Broadway. me Jeweler ana Optician. D. A. HA UK. GAVE THEM AWAY. Sensation in the Mafia Murder Trial at New Orleans. One of the Men on Trial for the Killing of Chief Hennessy Turns State's Evidence. i'OUTZ BREAKS DOWN. ORLEANS, Inarch. 3.-—Manul Politz, one of the accused on trial for the murder of Chief of Police Hennessy, has turned state's evidence, and his confession has been taken down in the district attorney's office by the court stenographer with the aid of an interpreter. The citizens here' are much excited as the confession was not expected. It is thought • to be due to the crushing effect of the evidence given Saturday by the state's witnesses. The confession as taken down by the official stenographer is as yet unknown, btit from what can be learned PolitS* claimed that he was innocent and that there were women implicated in the scheme to kill Hennessy. He stated that there had "been a meeting- of the conspirators some time before the night o-f the murder (October 15) in a house on St. Phillip street, occupied by a man named Bnffees, and that later on a second meeting tookx place near the Poydras market Here in his presence the blood money was divided among the , I gang and it was agreed on who I should do the killing. He did I not say who had given the money nor ' who had been selected to fire the guns. \Altbough Politz did not mention any reason for failing to unbosom himself in full, his statement that he did not wish to die, his manner and language, which bore upon them t"ie impress of a man fighting for life, told plainerthan words that all he needed to Jfcosen his tongue was a promise of immunity from punishment. Of course no such promise was given, nor could it be given without invalidating Politz's testimony should he he called to gife it during- the trial. •n T>na.u account, perhaps, Politz wa» for the present returned to his_ seat among the accused. THE BLUE AND THE GRAY. Finns for a Keuiiion of Federal and Confederate Solders DurlDR the World* •? pair. MONTICELLO, 111., March S.—The confederate veterans of Yicksburg, Miss., have sent to this city to an aid-de-camp of the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Eepublic plans for the proposed reunion of the blue, and the gray at Chicago during the world's fair. The plan as outlined by Col. E. C. Carroll and Maj. Lamar Fountaine, of the confederate army, is. to have a pavilion erected at Chicago to "be called the blue and the gray for the old veterans of both, armies in which the flags, swords, guns and other relics win be stored, the veterans to camp in tents furnished by the war department. The', various states will be asked to furnish transportation for the old soldiers with-/ in. their "borders, and the government , will be asked to furnish rations, the blue and the gray building to be ' built by all the states combined The" governors of the different states -will appoint committees to carry out the programme. The reunion is expected to last from ten to thirty days. The confederates have written to the presi- 'dent asking his assistance to carry out their plans for the reunion, and the southern senators and congressmen have also been called on. .to aid in the work. -^ More Liberal Toward tlie Fair. WASHINGTON, March 3.—The con- ferrees on the sundry civil bill have reached an agreement: .on-the-points of difference between the two houses. The paragraph relating to the worlds fair is amended so that as reported it will appropriate 5350,000, as proposed by the house, instead of $300,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the expenses of the government exhibit, and for the • world's Columbian commission $95,50<K is appropriated, of wnich amount 000 shall be for the board of lady

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