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v , - ... , .. ..J , , . I . 5 r 'i2J! I j i i ; t : ; VOLUME SI. GEABY COUNTY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, DEO. 17, 1892. NUMBER 30 I mi : . a, f- Dress Goods. We place on sale Saturday, December 3rd, the greatest and grandest values in DRESS GOODS ever attempted in this city. All new, stylish, seasonable and desirable goods and at such prices that will make you wonder how we can sell them so cheap. Cloaks. The greatest slaughter of sale of CLOAKS. Everything in this line must be sold at SOME PRICE by December t 5th. Clothing. In in Clothing Department we will also continue our special bargains in this department. This is your time to buy an Overcoat cheap. Shoes. Our stock of SHOES is tee largest in the city and sold at the lowest prices. Shirts. We have just received a large consignment of the celebrated Mother Friend Shirt Waists. Please call and see them. We have complete lines as well as CLOTHING. of DRY GOODS U Yours anxious ta please, and Leaders of LOW PRICES, W. H. Roses & Co. West 7th St., Junction City, Kansas, STAPLE and FANCY Groceries OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS THE LOWEST F. T06L M. D. Mm. A. Alum, ST. D DRS. YOGL & ALLEN. HOMCE0PATHI8T8, ; Omct awd Rksidekcb Corner 9th and Adam 8treeU, Junction City, Kansas. Telephone 69. Lumber,: COAL LIME, STUCCO. AND BUILDING MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS. EVERYTHING DRY AND UNDER COVER. SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY. Office and Tarda: Jefferson St. Opposite City Hall. E. F. WHITE ROESLEE. & GRASSBERGER ( Sucoessorsito Eoesler & Strack) FLOUR, FEED, HAT, WOOD and Goal. We always keep on hand a good stock of Goal, embracing seven different arrades, ranging in price from $5,00 to $11.00. Done on Wednesdays ind Saturdays of each week. ROESLER & GRASSBERGER, West 7th St. 0pp. Opera House. CUSTOM GRINDING Geo. B. Boss. ESTABLISHED SINCE 1870. Johs E. Koss, Jb HOSS BROTHERS, -DEALERS IN- Fine Groceries, Choice Meats. By this we mean that we have constantly in stock a full and complete line of STAPLE and FINE GROCERIES. We kill our meats, and they are choice young, fat and desirable. Fresh Fish, Game in season. Cash paid for Poultry and Hides. ROSS BROTHERS. At the Old Stand. DR. HARTSHORN, Physician and Surgeon, (Graduated In London, England.) May be consulted at hla residence on Sixth Street, Junction Cityr Kansas. B. M. HATS. M. D. I L. E. KING, v. D. residence on 7th. second I resid. with Mrs. BltkelT door west of opera house I on Second and Adams. HAYS & KING, ' Physicians and Surgeons. Office over Davidson's Hardware Store. Telenhone at both residences can be reached at office by telephone at C. H. Ward's or A. N. Miller Co's drug stores. - M. MORGAN CLOUD, M.D.. Physician and Surgeon, Late House Surgeon Mo. Pacific B. B. 1 I Hospital, Kanaaa City, Mo. J Office with Dr. Daugherty, over Ward's Drugstore. Office Telephone No. S3. Residence, Central House ; Telephone No. 79. Mrs.E.F.A. DRAKE, MD Manhattan, Kansas, SPECIALIST IN DISEASES OP WOMEN AND Children. Office Con i,. rational parsonage. 810 Humboldt street, Oiiice hoars, 9 to 12 a. mn and 1 to 8 p. m. Other hours by appointment. Patients from out of town taken ta board. Corres pondence solicited. Prescriptions sent by xuall. RABER BROS., (Successors to C K BaberS DS. Dental Darlors over K. W. Keller's rrocerv store Teeth without plates, and earing natural teeth a specialty. No teeth or roots too bad to be saved by filling or crowning. Special attention given to children's teeth. Teeth extracted without pain by use of VITALIZED AIR. Office hours from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:30 to 5:00. yr . L. M GBEENO, Office on Serenth street, Established iiaret. 12, '60 - . All Work-Neatly and Promptly Done, At reasonable rates and guarantee satisfaction. Filling; and savins: natural teeth a specialty J. R. McCLURE, . ATTORNEY AT LAW, JnncTios City, Kansas. Will Practice in all of the Courts of the Eighth Judicial District. W. J. FRANKLIN, Attorney atLaw Office over Trott's Book Store. JUNCTION CITY, ' : : : : KANSAS AUCTIONEER. GEORGE HKini.K. rTIHIRTY YEARS experience. Will make sales X any place in Central Kansas, Terms reason able, Junction City, Kansas. THE DEPABTMENTS. Reports of the Treasury and Navy Departments. Synopsis of the Treasury Rep ort Es ti- mated Receipts and Expenditures For the Ensuing; Tear Report of fhm Secretary of the Mary. The Treasury. Washtxston, Dec 8. The annual re port of the secretary of the-treasury shows that the government revenues from all sources during- the past fiscal year were $435,888,259 and the total ex penditures $415,953,806, leaving' a surplus of $9,014, 451 With the cash balance, the national bank redemption fund and a few small items added, this surplus was $40,750,468, which was applied to the redemption of bonds and the national bank notes. As compared with the fiscal year 1891, the receipts in 1892 have fallen off $32,675,971 The principal losses were customs receipts $42,069,241 and profits on coinage $3,-681,479, but there was a grain of $8,284,-823 in internal revenue receipts and of $4,998,690 in sales of District of Columbia bonds. In the ordinary expenditures. there was a decrease of $10,349,354, which is accounted for by diminished payments for discount taxes, refund of excessive customs, drawbacks, census, quartermaster's supplies and interest on the publio debt, the decrease in the last item alone being $14,169,019. Dunns the present fiscal year the rev enues are estimated as follows: From customs, $198,000,000; from internal revenues, $165,000,000; from miscellaneous sources, $20,000,000; from postal service, $80,336,850.44; total, $463,336,350.44. The expenditures for the same period are estimated as follows: For the civil es tablishment, $108,000,000; for the military establishment, $49,000,000; for the naval establishment, $31,000,000; for the Indian service, $9,000,000; for pensions, $158,000,000; for interest on the publio debt, $26,000,000; for postal service. $80,336,350.44; total, $461,336,350.44. This will leave an estimated surplus for the year of $2,000,000. The available cash balance in the treasury at the end of the present fiscal year is stated at $120,992,377. The revenues for the fiscal year 1894 are esti mated at $490,121,365 and the appropriations required $457,261,355, exclusive of the sinking fund or an estimated surplus of. $32, 860, 030, which with the cash balance and gold reserve will make the available balance $53,852,407. and deducting accrued or accruing obligations (mail contracts and redemptions) would leave the balance $47,853,407. Onr Navy. Washington, Dec. 13. Secretary Tracy, in his annual report, sets forth the fact that when the present administration came in, March, 1889, besides old and obsolete wooden ships only three modern war vessels were in commission. During the administration nineteen new vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of 54,833 tons, mounting two 12-inch, six 10-inch, sixteen 8-inch and eighty-two 6-inch guns, have been added, all of which, with the exception of five of the earliest, have been manufactured in this country. Three new steel tugs have also been constructed and wnt, in service. There THE OFFICIAL VOTE. The Tote of Kansas For President ai Governor, as Declared By the Board of Following is the vote of Kansas for president and governor given by counties: Counties. Allen Anderson Atchison......... Barber Barton Bourbon Brown Butler Chase Chautauqua Cherokee. Cheyenne....... . Clara Clay .. Cloud. ... Coffey Comanche Cowley Crawford........ Decatur Dickinson Doniphan Douglas , Edwards Elk Ellis Ellsworth Finney Ford Franklin -. Garfield.. ........ Geary Gove Graham. , Grant Gray Greeley , Greenwood Hamilton Harper. Harvey Haskell Hodgeman Jackson. Jefferson Jewell , Johnson Kearney Kingman Kiowa Labette. Lane , Leavenworth. ... Lincoln Linn Logan Lyon. Marion. Marshall. MoPheraon Meade Miami Mitchell , Montgomery .... Morris , Morton........... Nemaha Neosho. Ness Norton Osage Osborne Ottawa Pawnee Phillips Pottawatomie.. Pratt Rawlins... Reno Republio Rice Riley Rooks Rush Russell , Saline Soott Sedgwick Seward Shawnee Sheridan Sherman Smith Stafford Stanton Stevens Sumner.......... Thomas Trego Wabaunsee VS Galrand (Successor to Frank Patterson). Blacksmith & Horse Shoer REPAIRING In wood and Iron promptly done. Fine horse shoeing a specialty. Shop opposite Park north of Mackey's Livery stable. I 1 Ik rnv 1 UG UUVI Vj DR. C. I STEADMAN, Propr. Our stock is always complete in all lines carried in a first-class drug house. The Doctor can usually be found in his office In rear of store. AND OTHER MAKES T. NICHOLSON, 0NTRACT0R AND BUILDER, And Proprietor of the Junction City Saw and Pianino: Mills. Logs sawed into Lumber on shares or for cash. General Planing Hill work done to order. Stair work a specialty. Estimaets furnished. Office and shop, cor. 7th and Adams Sta. H. H. MEAD, REAL ESTATE AQ'T ALL kinds of properties for rent. Notary Public and Conveyances, Land surveyor and draughtman. Steamship tickets for sale, A tent lor sate oi union racinc raiiroau iguas. impruvou farms and city property taken in cnarge cyclone, windstorm and tornado TITQTT 7tn street, junction city, uiuu. J. H. AVERY I GROCER WE ARE SELLING THEM HEATING STOVES, $3 to $45 5 REMEMBER The time for making mince meat is at hand, and we hare a fresh stock of everything needful for it. Also new nuts, candies,, buckwheat, honey, maple syrup, maple sugar, preserves, mince meat, Cblorado evaporated fruits, White Cloud cheese, kraui; sweet pickels, caned fruits and vegetables. We want our country friends to remember that we need their produce, butter, chickens, eggs, potatoes, &c, and will pay top prices. GEORGE KILIAN. COOK STOVES, $11 to $ STACK COVERS -AND- The Wagon Sheets AT . CURIOSITY SHOP They are going fast every day. We will b e pleased to show yon our Stoves, and will treat you right. J.J.M7.F. Fire. MCE. REAL ESTATE First-class Real Estate Loans negotiated at unus ually favorable rates. Ten years, with privilege of pay' ing at any time. g. w. Mcknight, At First National Bank. STAR BAKERY AND RESTAURANT. Steep on hand a fresh supply of Bread, Cakes and Pies, Fresh Oysters served in any style Short order Restaurant and Lunch Coanter Bnecial attention riven to orders for wedding cakes. Try a loaf of our Cream Bread as be con vinced that we have one or the best Bakers in tne l ours patronage solicited Jenkins Bros., M. TILLSON f Keeps constantly on hand al large supply of J CHOICE BATS itil EM I Efl V iUi AYE 0) ALL ZIKD3 OF BxOKED MEAT, CORNED KEAT, VEAL, BEEF, UTTOU, POEX, FISH A5DLAED Bays Hides, Tallow and Wool, for which pays the highest aurket price, Give sua call. -. M. TILLSON In process of construction elgnteen vessels, certain to be completed, should i armor be completed within tta next year, of aggregate tonnage of 83,399 tons and mounting; altogether twelve 13-inch, six 12-inch, sixteen 10-inch, thirty 8-inch, thirty-two 6-inch, thirty- eiht 5-inch and thirty-four. 4-inch guns, all of which have been of are to be manufactured in this country. Development the past four years has not been confined to ships alone. At the beginning of this administration, says the secretary, the naval establishment was entirely destitute of certain elements of efficiency, each one of which was indispensable to its practical employment as a fighting force, and the absence of which, even II it had been possessed of a hundred ships, would still have left it in a condition of paralysis. These were armor, tor pedoes, heavy rapid firing guns, armor-piercing shell, smokeless powder and high explosives. The secretary details at length the noteworthy progress in the production of these things, and says the progress noted, by which the United States has emerged from its condition of helpless ness at sea, and by the employment of its own resources has distanced its most experienced competitors, marks an epoch in the naval development, not only of this country, but of the world. Delay in delivery of armor bag caused final completion of armored vessels under construction to be somewhat later than at first contemplated. The only compensation for this delay is the superior quality of armor that has been recently developed. In connection witn the development of nickel steel for armor, the department has undertaken a series of experimenta in the application of this material t other purposes of construction which promise no less important results than those already obtained. Bobbers Rented. iBOSeATE, Va., Dec 14. Last night as the Chesapeake ox unio vesuouie train was pulling out of Huntington, W. Va.. about 11 o'clock four masked men, each with two revolvers, appeared in the coaches and called on the passen frers to throw up their hands, Two of the passengers seized one of the robbers and attempted to disarm him. In the scuffle one of the passengers, a man from Cincinnati, who with his wife was on his bridal tour to Europe, was mor tally wounded, the baU entering his abdomen. Another passenger, Peter Drake, of No. 15 Vine street, Cincin nati, was twice wounded, one baU en tering his leg and one his arm. Meanwhile the ticket collector was trying to secure a revolver. He finally succeeded in getting one in the baggage ear and returning opened fire on the robbers, emptying all of the barrel! of the pistoL He then returned to the batrirage car, secured another pistol and resumed firing, when the robbers Jumped from the train and fled. Summit, Mia., Dec. 13. A terrible cyclone passed two miles above this town carrying death and destruction in its path. The house of Eev. D. Yoang, Baptist minister, was completely demolished and the occupants buried in the ruins. Relief parties were organ ized at once and a search made for the victims. Mr. Young and his family were rescued from the ruins of their residence alt dangerously wounded. The cyclone cut a path S00 yards wide. earrvinir everything with it Large pine trees were uprooted and snapped in pieces like pipe stems. The residence of H. & Lowe was completely wrecked. row Italians Killed. Chablkstok, & C, Dec, 14. The "Dosa" or foreman killed four Italian phosphate laborers at the Horseshoe mines in Colleton county. The work are near Jaeksonboro, a station on the Charleston t Savannah railway, about eighteen miles from here. There la no telegraph office in the vicinity and so partieulars are not yet oDtautawe. xno report Is that the slayer escaped ana posse is in hot pursuit Taere U great excitement over the affair. 'Wallace . WaaMngton Wichita Wilson Woedsoa Wyandotte.. Totals .......... -nwiiiiw 3 8 1.B09 L638 S3 1.381 i.tos S.M2 2,68 e0 1.40s 60S 2aw i,ir 1.66S U9 5,8861 3,083 6l 2419 .162 3,114 399 1.2351 S46 1.1U2 473 48 2,208 1021 8831 S27 436 1SI 274 241 1,733 JS3 l,2e 2,027 ' 177 3 2,0-le 2,070) Z1MI 1.223 2,960 284 3,470 878 2,048 467 2,209 2,530 2,294 201 2.243 1,407 2.739 1.417 108 2322 2L000I 496 1.054 2, 1.163! 1,444 609 1,852 1,108 647 691 8, MS 2,176 1,573 811 570 1,008 1.817 142 4.768 156 0,760 226 571 1,389 8401 146 86 8,503 vo 309 l,3ft 877 8,323 245 1.803 1.071 .8821 157.! 1,898 1,476 8,718 1,439 1,816 1,863 2,662 8,705 972 1,292 8.751 486! 805 8,038 8,268 1,886 310 8,896 4,104 983 8,647 1,185! 2.1T4 472 1,369 1,069 1,097 E38 56! 8.431 69 1.118! 248! 546! 181 229 114 1.T81 186 1,986! L7l. Ill 223 1,594 1,973 1,932! 141 1.564 87 8,116 222 3.869 1,848! 2,068 829 2,623 1.682 2,937 2,365 214 2,280j 1.BD5 2,614 1,823 76 8.194 2,170 690 1,090 8,170 1,380 1.DI1 722 1 1,489 8,101 1,170 756 8,097 2,049 1.IK1 1,427 847 618 780 8.176 162 5.854 115 4.206 463 748 1.923 1.232 131 186 4,058 093 294 1,600 295 8,842 214 1.636 1,082 W2! 03 B F a THE ELECTORAL VOTE. Bow the Latest Returns Hake the Elec toral College Stand. The electoral table as revised and corrected up to date is as follows! 1 f STATES & 0 i I s ; " I 5 a : Alabama H Arkansas 8........ 8 California 1 .... Colorado .... Connecticut.... 6 J Delaware. .... 3 8 Florida 4 4 Georgia 13 .... .... is Idaho 3 Illinois 24 84 Indiana. 15 Iowa 13...- 13 Kansas 1 0 1 Kentucky IS IS Louisiana 8 8 Maine t Maryland 8 8 Massachusetts 15 .... 16 Michigan 6 .... 14 Minnesota. 9 .... Mississippi 9 V Missouri 17 17 Montana 3 .... 8 Nebra ., 8 .... 8 Nevada....:. 8 8 New Hampshire 4 New Jersey 10 10 New York.... 86 88 North Carolina .... 11 11 North Dakota 1 2 J Ohio 1 22 .... 23 Oregon 4 .... 4 Pennsylvania 82 .... 82 Rhode Island. 4.... 4 South Carolina 9 9 South Dakota 4.... 4 Tennessee. 12 12 Teias 15 15 Vermont 4 .... 4 Virginia 12 18 Washington 4 .... 4 West Virginia 6 6 Wisconsin. 12 12 Wyoming 8 Total.. I 276 147 18 444 ,286,: 168,111 1,607 l.sra 8.688 6 1.423 8,76 8,580 8.654 896 1,408 8.714 500 826 1,689 1.931 1.786 269 8,900 8,087 627 8,456 8,169 8,126 :9 1.234 590 1,092 477 8,2171 1081 865i 324 484 14? 276 846 1.731 262 1.: 2,096 178 862 1.830 8.043 1,987 8,067 214 1.211 410 2,9751 8.490 8i 2,038 456 2 2.28a! .534 2,292 286 8,284 1,469 2,750 1,429 107 8,238 8,014 631 1,070 8,607 1.168 .481 63 1,354 8,135 977 681 8,186 2,170 1.721 1,588 820 576 1,034 1,837 144 4.361 157 8,780 826 586 1,883 845 146) 86 8,626 493 813 1.861 876 8,843 47 1.806 1.076 6,87j;t t. 1.423 1.460 8,679 I, 1,711 , 8,808 8,702 868 iso 714 492 800 1,012 8,284 1,860 818 8,877 4,156 060 8,640 1,191 8,170 478 1,870 1.026 1,108 342 563 8,424 88 1,108 251 668 134 227 111 1,778 192 1.968 1,9 224 L694 1,989 8,228 1,898 144 1.680 370 8098 219 3,838 1,848 ,070 831 8,611 1,652 8,986 3,853 211 8,230 1,864 8,609 1,823 76 2,171 1,160 655 1,078 8.182 1,888 1,618 728 1,461 8,087 1,164 761 8,088 .052 1,826 1.423 846 628 715 8.166 163 5,413 US 4,189 461 743 1.951 1,227 131 183 4,642 684 291 1,528 94 1818 318 1,643 1.027 6,558 i amue, the graduate is thrown upon the world with an Intelligence that is unavailable In the common pursuits of life, wbue witn an Industrial training he can earn a livelihood, and Instead of being an Incubus ta his frienda and a burden to the state, become an Independent, self-sustaining, happy citizen. At this Institution there should be an addition to the boiler house, to properly provide for the electric light plant, and an industrial building te replace that burned tn 1889, and we recommend aa appropriation by the legislature tor this purpose. -1 The average number of pupua for the penoa was 82- average per capita cost, tctl-la. asylum roa imciij touts. The future of this Institution Is s subleot that demands both careful study and prompt and wise action. While it la doing everything possible te oars for all of the unfortunate children oommltted to Its care, its capacity is Inadequate to tne demands that are constantly made upon It. The Bomber et applications that are oa ale awaiting veeenoiea mere than equals the number et inmates Hum any imperatively dictates that the state should no longer delay te fully provide far all this class. Those who cannot gain edmieaion to the asylum are generally sent to the psorhouse, where they receive (sad this is especially true of the females) Inefficient control and Improper 5. The law provides that upon arriving at the age of 31, the inmates shall be returned to the oounUes whence they came. Inasmuch as this, to many, only means the oounty poor bouse, with all its degrading Influences, provision should be made at this asylum for the proper custody of adult Idiots endiinbeciles, and the statutes should be so amended that adults belonging to these classes may be sent to this institution. Many are able, with proper supervision, to perform considerable physical labor, and as the land now owned by the state consists of only forty acres, and that of poor quality, more land should be purchased, that they may net only be removed from the demoralizing effects of Idleness, but in part made to oon tribute to the support of the Institution. The average number of inmates for the penoa res 101; average per capita oost, 5179.05. aoLnrsna' orphans' ion The home during the biennial period has been crowded with children, and many have una voidably been defied admission. This institu tion is as nearly a real heme as it is possible for it to be made, with the addition of careful, enthusiastic school trainlsf. An appropriation was made by the last legislature for the erec tion of sa addition to the building, which has been completed and is bow In use. A well planned ana carefully constructed nospitei building has also been constructed. Although the addition te the building increased Its oapao-lty, the Institution Is still crowded, and there are on file many applications that must neces sarily be rejected, or long delayed, an til suaV dent provision shall be made by the legislature tor their reception. The boilers In use for heat ing and laundry purposes are worn out and it Is doubtful if thsy will, with all possible repairs. last through the coming winter. The purchase of new boilers and the erection of a suitable boiler house are imperative, and appropriations should be made by the legislature for these purposes, to be available at as early a date as possible. The average number of inmates was 120, aver age per capiia cost, 8155.32. oucsTHiAL school roa OWLS. The Idea that was quite prevalent at the time of the erection of this institution, that the es tablishment thereof was unwise and unneces sary, is controverted by the fact mat tne in stitution is filled with girls many of whom would, without the reformatory in fluence of the school, become outcasts, Ma ti.t r ihur who have gradu ated appear to have reformed and become fitted to fill honorable and respectable positions la life. We recommend that an appropriation be made for the erection of a cottage to acoommo. date a family of fifty girls, with provision for the necessary addluonal beating ana ugnting, and an appropriation be also made for connecting the sewerage system with that of the city of Beloit The average number of pupils was 85; aver age per capita cost, iw.40. THE HEATHEN CHINEE. A Federal Juda-a at New Orleans Makes an Important Decision. CONGRESS. of ueV)75Uea,607 5,432 Oflloial returns not made. lively decided. Besult not posi- .. .. STATE CHARITIES. Beporte aad Recommendations of tne State Board Tne Improvements Needed at the Various Institutions Tnronghoat tne State. The following summaries and sugges tions regarding the state charitable in stitutions are embodied in the biennial report of the state board of charities: ntsaira ASTLtns. The last legislature made an appropriation for the erection of a building at the Osawatomle insane asylum, calculated to accommodate 800 patients. While this will afford great relief to this unfortunate class. It wuL when Oiled, still leave in the homes, private asylums and poor houses of the state from 808 to 400 Insane people. To provide tor these, and for the natural increase in the number of insane people la the state, is an imperative duty of our legislators, and both convenience and economy indicate that provision should be made for the comple tion of the Topeka asylum and tor the erection of another asylum in the central western part of the state. The chapel at the Osawatomle asylum now has a seating capacity of Sfltt With the prospective addition to the population, an enlarged or a new chapeL to accommodate at least 500 cersons. will be required, aad we rec ommend that sa appropriation be Bade for this purpose. The average number of inmates tor the bien nial period was, for Topeka insane asylum. T48)4; Osawatomle means asylum, 5104. CATS) KSTOBM SCHOOL. We strongly reoommead that aa industrial building be erected, aad equipped with preper machinery for the education or the boys in use ful trades, that they may be enabled to earn a livelihood upon leaving the school. We also recommend that buildings be erected et sunV eient capacity to accommodate, not only those who are sentenced to the institution as punish ment for the commission of rime, but also the meorrlsiblesof the state. That the work of this institatiea has been wonderfully efficient and beneficial, is substantiated by the state ment of the superintendent that more than TO per cost, of the Inmatee become useful and honored eiosens, and that only 14 per cent be come criminals. The average n amber of Inmates tor the period was 214; average per capita cost for support. 814. 50. v BXAV ACS DUMB OrsxiTUT Aa appropriation was made by the last legis lature tor aa industrial building which has been erected under the oirectloa of tna board 01 pub lic worka, and is sow occupied as aa industrial school by the pupils who are learning prmtfng. cabinet making, shoe making and harases making. A number of graduates are now employed by maaafaeturers la the stats who express themselves e not only satisfied but especially pleased with their efficiency as skilled wsrk anea. ABumberof Improvements are asked for by the supsrlBtendeBt ' The average number of papus for the biennial period was 228; average cost per capita, naasv The beard is thoroughly impresed with the idea that industrial training tor the blind is of prime Importunes, for, with a literary adoea. Summary of the Week's Proceedings the senate aad House. WEDNESDAY. Washisoton, Deo, Q. In the senate yesterday the treasury report was re ceived, also a message from the president transmitting information aa to the agreement with Great Britain in regard to maintaining naval vessels on . the lakes. Mir. Hill introduced a bill to peal the act of July 4, 1190, directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issue of treasury notes thereon. Sev eral resolutions were referred. The an nouncement of the death of Represent ative McDonald, of rew Jersey, received and the senate adjourned. In the house a bill, in effect repealing the law which provides for a reduction in the force of the engineer officers of the navy to 170, was brought to the at-tention of the house. Should the bill become a law the number of officers would be fixed at 191. Although the measure received a majority vote, a mo tion to reconder was interposed and no final action taken. The remainder of the day was consumed ia the consideration of a long senate bill relative to publio printing aad binding. THURSDAY. WASHlicsTOJf, Deo. 9. The senate held a brief session yesterday. A petition from the Chicago Woman's club for a repeal of the Sunday closing provision in the world's lair act was received. The senate bill for a bridge across the Mississippi river above New Orleans for the Southern Paclfio railroad was passed, and in executive session the treaty with Chili was ratified and the sonata adjourned until Monday. In the house the annual report of the secretary of the treasury was received and referred to the oommitte on ways and means. No objection was raised to the further consideration of the bill relative to printing and binding, and this consumed the remainder of the afternoon. Without disposing of the bill the house adjourned. FBEDAT. WASHntOTOir, Dec. 10. The senate was not in session yesterday. The house passed the printing bilL Mr. Catchings, from the committee on rules, reported a resolution amending the rules so as to provide that business coming over as unfinished from one session of congress may be considered immediately at a meeting of the subse quent session of the same congress. Adopted. The following committee ap pointments were announced by the speaker to fill vacancies; Judiciary, Fellows (N. T.); public buildings and grounds, Bretz (Ind); enrolled bills, Soott (111), chairman; naval affairs, Brown, (Md.); military affairs, Gorman (Mich.); education, McLaunn (S, a); enrolled bills, Ohlig-er (0.)t invalid pen sions, Cadmus (N. J.); militia, Sipe (Pa.); war claims, Hillborn (CaL); expendi tures in the post office department, Sipe, (Pa); militia, MoLaurin (& G). Adjourned until Monday. MOBTDAT. Washtsgtox, Dee. 18. The senate was in session three hours yesterday and did but littLs business. The antt option bill came up but was laid over a day in order to have H correctly print ed. The subject which . occupied most of the session was Mr. Vest's joint resolution for the appointment of a commission to have an agreement made with the five civilized tribes of Indians for the taking of land in severalty, and for opening the remainder of the lands to white settlement The discussion was chiefly between Senators Vest aad Ber ry, who were Dota agreed as to the main object proposed, but who differed to some statements of tacts. The matter went over without action. The session of the house was short, little of interest ooourring exoept the dramatic episode which opened the pro ceedings ia the spontaneous ovation tendered to Speaker Crisp, aad Mr. Amos Camming' resolution to investi gate the alleged misuse of the mails. - TTJXSDAT. Washjsotoh, Dee, 14. In the senate yesterday the joint resolution for the appointment of a commission to make an agreement with the five civilized tribes of Indians for allotanent of their lands in severalty, and for opening the Indian territory te settlement, was discussed during the. morning hour, and then went over without action. The anti-option bill was taken up, and the rest of the day's session was occupied by Mr. tjeorge, of Mississippi, in advocacy s v. az He Holds That the Unlawful Kntry of a Chinaman Is Political astd Not Criminal Offense Railroad Mileage at the Country. Chin a belealesfa Kxw Oblkans, Deo. 12. Judge rJJ-' ward C Billings, in the United States circuit court, quashed the indictments against several Chinese for violating the exclusion act, and defined the pow ers of. the government officials. Said he, is brief: The statute relied upon by the prosecuting oftloer is found in the fourth section of the set Of congress ot May 5, 1892. That statute, aa it seems to me, deals with the coming in of Chi nese aa a police matter, and is the re-enacting and constituting of what might be termed a quarantine against Chinese. They are treated as would be infected merchandise and the im prisonment is not a punishment for a orlme. bnt a means of keeping a damaging Individual safely until he can be sent away. In a summary manner and as a political matter, this oomlng in is to be pre vented. This matter Is dealt with as po litical and not orimlnaL The words used are those which are ordinarily found In criminal statutes, but the intent ot congress is, and it seems to be unmistakable, that what is termed being convicted and adjudged, means "found." "decided," by the commissioner representing sot the criminal law, but the political depart- ment of the government. After the lawful pree- 1 ence of the alien is determined, he must be seat back to his oountry by the treasury depart. ment at Washington. To prevent an unreasonable snd possibly oppressive detention it must be within one year. Meanwhile he must be kept from entering the community of the people Of the United States, and, therefore, he is te be Imprisoned and to prevent expense to the gov ernment and -as a sanitary matter he is to be made to work. This, it seems to me, is the moaning of the clause relied upon to authorize trial and punishment for a crime There is nothing in the statute declar ing that it shall be crime or a misdemeanor for a Chinese to eome into the oountry. The unlawfulness is not made the basis of criminal procedure or detention, but rather is made the warrant to send him back. The imprisonment spoken of In the statute is that which is neces sary to effectuate his return. It seems to me that sootion 4 deals with the proceedings before the commissioner conducting an examination, which is political and not criminal, and amounts to a direction to him snd to the authorities who . .. conduct the transportation or removal back Vf - China, wbt his twofold: (1) that a Chinese ad-Judged to Ive re unlawfully shall be removed within a year (2) that till removal he shall be kept in prison and made to work. In accordance with these views I must direct that this indict ment be quashed and that the defendant be re manded to the cis tod v of the commissioner to be dealt with according to law. " Railway Mileage. Wabhixgtow, Dec 12. The fourth statistical report of the inter-state commerce commission, prepared by its statistician, Mr. Case, which has just been submitted, gives a complete epitome of railroad progress in the United States for the period covered. The report shows that the casualties during the year were greater than in any previous year covered by reports to the commission. The cumber killed during the year was 7,029, and the number injured was 83,831. Of these totals, the number of employes killed was 2,000 and the number injured was 20,14a The number of passengers killed was S93 and the number injured 2,973. This report emphasizes more strong ly than previous reports the necessity of legislation compelling railways to adopt train brakes and automatic couplers, and also suggests that some stepSp- US taken. bnidM the tutopuon 01 mis train brake to prevent the frequency of casualties from falling from trains and engines. The large number killed and Injured from collisions also brings prominently into notice the necessity of some extensive use of the block system in the handling of trains and a more perfect application of the principle of personal responsibility in the case of accidents. An investigation into the matter of handling trains is rec ommended. It is recommended that express com panies and water carriers engaged in inter-state traffic be required to make reports to the inter-state commerce commission similar to those now made by railways, and that persons, com panies or corporations owning rolling stock used in inter-state traffic should be obliged to make annual reports so far as may be necessary for a complete statement of the kind of rolling stock used by railways. LUCKY CHICAGO. A Munificent Donation to the City From F. D. Armour. Chicago, Dec. 14. Philip D. Armour, the millionaire packer, started last night for New York on his way to Europe, leaving behind him a Christ' ntas gift of over 11,500,000 to the city of Chicago. Absolutely unknown to the public, work has been going on for a year past toward the erection of a magnificent five story building on Armour avenue, and it Ls now all but ready for occu pancy. This building will be known as the Armour institute, and will be to Chicago all that the Drexel institute is to Philadelphia and the Pratt institute to Brooklyn. The building is but a small part of the gift In addition to this, for its support Mr. Armour gives $1, 400,00a All that money and brains and labor can do will be done toward making it the grandest institute for manual science and art in the country. Export Statistics. Washtsotost, Dec 14. The chief of the bureau of statistics reports that the total values of the exports of domestic beef and hog products from the United States during the month of .November, 1892, as compared with the correspond ing period of the previous year, were as follows: November, 1892, 810,448,534; November, 1891, 89,040,584, The values of the exports of dairy products were, November, 1892, 8646, 526; 1891, S401.B84. Seven months, ended November 80, . 1892, 17,714,714; 189L $7,422,685, The values of the beef and hog products from New York during the month of October, 1892, were $6,230,921; Boston, $2,907,574; Philadelphia, $518,551; Baltimore, $614,714. For October, 1891: New York, $4,806,681; Boston, $3,643,686; Philadelphia, $253,655; Baltimore, $L 149.988. - - : DESPERADO'S DtED. . Deputy Marshal WUsoa KlXUd la the lo-dlaa Territory By a Desperado. Corrsy till, Kan., Dec. 14. Again has murder added to the record the Indian territory has gained for outlawry and crime. About sixteen miles southwest of this - city. Deputy United State Marshal Floyd Wilson was killed by Henry Star, noted robber and. desperado and a half-breed Cherokee Indian. Wilson, in company with W. C Dickey, special detective for the -Pacific Express Co. went out from Lena pah, a small station on the Iron mountain road, twelve miles south of here, to arrest Star. They came up on him in an opening on Wolf creek and Wilson, with Winchester in hand, ordered Star to surrender. The reply was a shot from Star's rifle. Wilson fired once and then his gun refused to work and Star discharged his Winchester ten times and his pistol seven times at the brave marshal, who finally fell dead in his tracka The dead marshal's borne is at Fort Smith, and he was an exceptionally brave young man. lie was about 28 years of age. He was also at one time a rider with Bob.Dalfem, r 'f . i f I t 1 i

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