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-2fjflj& -jjti^-^^ THE AIM QffA IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAKQtt 23 1898, UlliiiilUiiKiMlilitiMMililijiligfiilttuiMM^^ THE HEWS • IN IOWA bUBUQUELAWYER MURDERED In lllo Room by Some Person Unknotrn. DcittJQUfe. March 17.—Win. O. Lavake, law partner of State Senator Malloy, •was assassinated in his office, corner of Seventh and Main streets, at 6:15 p. m. Four shots were fired into him, one on the left side of his head, one in his throat, another in his breast, and one through his hand. Parties near by heard the shots fired and on entering his office Mr. Lavake was found dead on the floor. Attorney Tom Haisley, Who has an office in the rear of the one occupied by Lavake, saw a stranger pass down the outside stairs immediately after the shots were fired, John McGeary, otherwise known as "Johnnie Showers," has been arrested for the murder of Lavake. He answers the description and it is claimed he threatened Lavake on account of some trouble regarding the settlement of his mother's estate. DUBUQUE, March 18.—The foul murder of William A. Lavake is still the absorbing topic. John McGeary, the man accused, protests his innocence of the crime, although he has been fully identified as the man who leftLavake's office after the shooting. The police found blood on his coat sleeve, and they also found in the room a Harrington & Richards revolver corresponding to the bullets taken from Lavakc's body. The revolver had been freshly loaded and bore evidences of having been recently discharged. The motive for the crime is stated to be a suit for $5 balance of attorney's fees clue Lavake from McGearey's mother. The latter is a half crazy woman who has terrorized her neighborhood for some time and has frequently threatened to shoot people. FOUL MURDER At ANTHdftl. , John f. iTBhn killed In ill* Bed—HIi Wife Under Arrest. ANTIIOX, March 19.—John F. Hfthn, a farmer who resided a mile north of Anthon, was chopped to death with an ax. His wife is under arrest charged with the crime. Before a justice she was placed under 81,000 bonds. It seems that while Halm was asleep in bed some one took an ax and struck him three times in the head and once in the arm, terribly mutilating the victim. No evidence of a struggle was found, and it is thought that the first | blow was fatal. Immediately after the commission of the crime became known Mrs. Halm was arrested. She and Hahn were married several months ago, and it is said they have quarreled continuously. FAILED AND KILLED HIMSELF. ALL OVER THE WORLD FRENCH DEMANDS ON CHINA. BOOK COMPANY WINS. Judge in Minneapolis Case Instructed Jury to Find for Plaintiff. DES MOINES, March 18.—In the Minneapolis case of the American Book Company against the publishers of the pamphlet recently issued by President Gates, of Iowa College, the judge instructed the jury to find for the plaintiff, leaving to the jury only the question of the amount of damages suffered by,,the circulation of the libelous pamphlet. President Gates was not interested in the Minneapolis case, being a defendant in a suit, for $100,000 damages for the issuance of this pamphlet in the federal court at DCS Moines. The suit at Minneapolis was for $100,000 . damages. The jury awarded the book company a verdict of 87,500. Financial Ti-onhlea Cnuse the Suicide ol Olnf Rcdherg, of Clmrlton. INDIANOI.A, March lO.—Olaf Kedberg, a merchant tailor of Chariton, made a deed of assignment and then went to his home and committed suicide by cutting IUH throat with a pocket knife. Iledberg lived in Indianola until recently, when he removed to Chariton, He conducted a tailoring establishment in both places, ire was well known and highly respected and was a member of a number of civic societies, lie was a native of Sweden. He leaves j) wife and six children. Financial troubles caused the suicide. The assignment to Ins wife was made because of a debt of $1,000 to a bank, which he was unable to meet. He carried $8,000 life insurance. FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM, Eight Days' Grace Given for Reply— French May Occupy Hal Nan. PEKIN, March 20.—The French demands upon China are that China shall not cede any portion of the four provinces of Kwang-Tung, Kwang-Si, Yun-Nan and Kwei Chou; that the railroad from Tung Chou Tang, on the northern border of Tonquin. shall be extended, via Pasesiern, into the Yun Nan province, and that a coaling station be granted to France at Lei-Chou- Fti, in the Hen Chou peninsula, north of Hai Nan; that the director of the imperial postoffiee be a Frenchman, evidently with a view of separating it from the control of Sir Robert Hart, the director of the Chinese imperial maritime customs; that the cession of a coaling station at Kwang dm is demanded on the same terms as Kiao Chou bay, ceded to Germany, with railroad concession, including mining privileges. Eight days are allowed China in which to reply to French demands, and threats are interpreted to indicate the French occupation of Hai Nan, unless the Chinese comply. SPAIN'S ATTITUDE OUTLINED. LAND NOW DISPOSED OF. CITY AUDITOR FEAR IS MISSING left a Note Saying: Ho Was «y,900 Short In Ills Accounts. BURLINGTON, March 18.—Burlington citizens were violently shocked by the discovery that John S. Fear, city auditor, had decamped and left a shortage which he acknowledged to be at least $2,900. Mr. Fear has always been one of Burlington's most trusted citizens, and during the illness of City Treasurer Mason was left in absolute charge of the city funds. Fear was defeated for renomination at the democratic primaries, whereupon he wrote a note to the mayor resigning his position, acknowledging his shortage and saying he was going to Chicago. Tho Lavake Murder Cane. DUBUQUE, March 21.—The verdict of the coroner's jury was to the effect that Wm. O. Lavake came to his death from shock and hemorrhage produced by gunshot wounds feloniously inflicted, and recommend that John McGear- ey be held to appear before the grand jury. The father of the murdered man appeared at the jail and asked to see the alleged murderer of his son. The request was granted and the old man looked long and fixedly at Me- Gearey. His face paled, but he made no outward demonstration, as he promised the sheriff he would not. Money for the State Fair. DES MOINKS, March 3.—President John Cownie. of the State Agricultural society, spoke at length before the appropriations committee of the senate on the necessity of a legislative appropriation if the state fair is to be held this year, He gave tho history and the needs of the society. He said that the association was practically free from debt but that it must have an appropriation of some kind this year or there would be no fair. Governor Shaw to Remove a Trustee, DBS MOJNKS, March 19.—A sensation was caused by the announcement that Governor Shaw lias practically decided to remove J. E. Wickham, trustee of the Glenwood institution for feeble minded children, from his position on the board, AVickham is charged with having used his position as treasurer of the board to fill his own purse at the expense of the state. Women Fatally Burned. CJUNTON, March 31.—While burning rubbish at their home, southwest of Clinton, Mrs. George Iliseh was burned to death by her clothing catching fire. Her husband is also believed to be fatally burned. Serious Fire at Osceola. OSCEOLA, March 10.—A fire broke out in the residence part of Osceola that at one time threatened to wipe out the northwest portion of the town. It caught in a barn occupied as a storage tank for the city oil wan. The fire spread to the new house of It, Me' Keeyer, then to that of JVm. Coons. J?ach were totally destroyed. Loss, $5,000; partly insured, At one time ftre was discovered }» five different houses, , The wind blew a perfect gale and paly by ajinpst superhuman efforts were the flames §rrested and the most terrible fire in ^e Jjjstpry of the town averted. Sudden Demise of ITon. C. I,. Davldaon. Railway CcininlsHloner. Hui.r,, March 1C.—Hon. C. L. Davidson, railway commissioner, was found dead in his room yesterday. He had eaten a hearty dinner and worked a while in his garden, after which lie retired to his room and was packing his grip to take the afternoon train foi IJcs Moincs. As lie TaTIett to inuicc ins appearance near train time, a, messenger was sent to his room, who discovered him lying ou the floor dead. Mr. Davidson was about 50 years oJ age. He was proprietor of a bank at Hull and was serving his second term as railway commissioner. Mr. CurtlH Not In the Contest, CLINTON, March 17.—The Clinton Herald, Congressman Cm-tin's home paper, publishes a letter over his signature, in which he positively and finally declines to have his name considered in connection with a. renomina- tion to congress this fall iu the Second district IOWA CONDKNSKD. Fire started in the cellar of Beam's store at Whittcmorc, and raged for more than two hours, destroying the entire business portion of that town. Nine business houses were consumed, including the contents, aggregating an estimated loss of 8-15,000, with $35,000 insurance. The following buildings, with contents, were de.C ti-oyed: Farley's general store, McDonald's hardware store, Beattic's general merchandise store, Welch's restaurant, Thompson's general store, McGovern's harness store, Groneimm's drug store, Fcnsck's barber shop, one vacant store building. The origin of the fire is unknown. Whittemoro is a town of 1,300 people. Telegrams were sent to both Algona and Emmetsburg asking the help of the fire departments, and both responded Sheriff B. F. Stutis arrived in Ot- tmmvu a few days ago having as a prisoner Bob Durkin, who is charged with having been the chief conspirator and operator in the robbery of Bradley's Bank at Eldon, sixteen months ago. His companions were City Marshal Stevens of that place and Buck, Murray, botli of whom have since been captured and sent to the penitentiary by the Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York. Durkin was captured by the Pinkcrtous in New York. They hud scoured the country for him, and located him less than ten days ago. His arrest followed. Durkin made u desperate fight against his requisition, claiming that he was the wrong man. But the evidence was too strong. Tha Fidelity and Casualty Company were the insurers of Bradley's Bank,' which lost 8(5,000 by the safe-blowers. Potter's malt and vinous liquoi manufacturing bUl received its deatli blow in the house a few days It had been recommended bj the committee on domestic manufactures for passage, but when it was reached on the calendar the point of order was made by Prentiss that it bo referred to the committee on the sup, pression of intemperance. Speaker Funk ruled that the point was well taken and so referred it. Potter at once appealed from the chair's decision but only six members voted to change the ruling. As the committee can re^ tain the bill in its possession for ten days, its defeat is assured, as it will without doubt not be reported upon until near the end of the session. Those members voting against the re. ferenee were Anderson of Lyon, Anderson of Palo Alto, Potter of Brera- er, Power of Lee, Saner and Sheehan. E. II. Hartsook, of Des Moines, and five companions will shortly start overland for the Pacific coast. They will go in a automobile wagon propelled, by gasoline. Thomas B. Grimm, a young man lately married, who resided at Osceola, was killed a few nights ago at Murray. He hud gone to Murray on the passenger and alighting on the north side of the track, started for his Wilt Stick to the Internal Accident Theory anil Refuse Indemnity. MAD KIP, March 18.—The following semi-official note is made public: "The report of the Spanish commission on the Maine is not yet known, but the statements of several technical officers who have made a close examination of the scene of the disaster show it was indisputably due to an internal accident. The American authorities to the contrary are therefore deplored in official circles as tending to mislead, public opinion and render the situation' still more difficult from the standpoint of maintaining friendly relations between the two countries. It may be regarded as certain that, should the American technical commission present a report declaring the disaster was due to an external explosion, the public here will refuse to accept any such finding, and any demand for indemnity based thereon will be indignantly repelled by Spain." Second and Final Decision In the OBrlen County Land Case. WASHINGTON, March 21.—Secretary Bliss rendered the Second opinion on contests over the lands within the limits of the Sioux City & Pacific railroad grant in O'Brien county, Iowa. This case was that of Schneider vs. Linkswiller et al. Schneider purchased the land in accordance with the notice of the department after th( decision of the supreme court holding the land to be forfeited to the government. He claimed the land under th« act of March 3, 1887, as a purchaser in good faith from the company. Linkswiller and others made homestead entry on the land in February, at th< the time of the opening under departmental instructions. The local registrar decided in favor of Schneider This decision was reversed by the land commissioner. The secretary of tin interior overruled the latter and awarded the land to Schneider, as an innocent purchaser under the for feiture act of 1897. This decision ir favor of the purchaser and the forme) decision in favor of the settler will de termine the disposition of a number o! contests involving about 23,000 {acre! of land declared forfeited by the sxv premc court. War Reports Cause No Depression in Trade ( HEAVY TREASURY RECEIPTS, AIcrchandlRC KxportR Show a targe Increase—Sixteen Per Cent Orcr Lust i'ear—-Failures for the Week Show » Slight Decrease. SPAIN'S PROTEST UNHEEDED. APPEAL TO POWERS. ipalii Wants a Settlement of its Dispute liy nn InliM-iiiitloiial Court. LONDON, March 39.—-Spain has appealed to Europe; there can be no doubt about that now. As soon as the American naval court of inquiry on the Mc-iinc disaster makes its report a combination of European powers, led bv Austria, Italy and Germany, with Italy ostensibly taking the initiative, will propose a settlement of the question by an international court of inquiry. Spanish diplomats throughout Europe have been at work on this scheme for lit least two weeks. It is clear that Spain, knowing the real cause of the destruction of the Maine, also knew what t-lie report of the American naval court would be. Diplomatic mes- Bengers have been hurrying between Berlin, Vienna and Home on this business, and as Premier Rudini tacitly admitted to a correspondent the pro- g-ram is now complete. BUCHANAN IS RETURNED. tlcKlnlcy Asks Minister to Argentina to Retain Ills Post. CHICAGO, March 20.—The Record's Washington special says that President Mt-Kinlcy has asked W. I. Buchanan, minister to Argentina, to retain his Not ISfliifi- In Oniclal Form It Gets Nc OHlulal liccognition. WASHINGTON, March IS.—A new development in the Spanish situation is in connection with the definite representations submitted by the Spanish government to the state department concerning the assembling of a large fleet of American warships at Key West, the war preparations and the influence which these might have on the approaching elections in Cuba. While these representations can not properly be regarded as a protest against the United States government, they may unquestionably be set down as a remonstrance calculated to have an effect in European court circles. Not, however, being a technical protest, the statement has not called forth any official rejoinder on the part of the state department, for it is lacking in tangible accusations, being rather an argumentative presentation of alleged Spanish grievances. The Spanish government has also asked the government at Washington why the United States is purchasing battleships. Famous Negro Dead. WASHINGTON, March 18.—Blanch K. Bruce, register of the treasury, died yesterday. His death had been expected for several days from a combination of stomach troubles. He was born a slave in Virginia 57 years ago, and .secured the rudiments of an education from the tutor of his master's son. He studied at Obeiiin, entered politics in Mississippi and held various hublie offices, including that of United States senator. Next to Fred Douglass he was considered the foremost negro in the country. Fearful Spanish Mine Horror. MADRID, March 19.—A terrible explosion took place in the Santa Isabel mine at Belmez, province of Cordova. Seventy corpses have already been recovered and many men are as yet unaccounted for. Five of those rescued have died. BREVITIES. New York, March 21.—R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: "Neither peace nor war reports have changed the onward current of business. Orders for more than $26,500,000 gold from Europe have blocked any drift toward stringency in rates for money, and treasury receipts of about $1,100,000 a day have kept in check any question about the currency, while exports of products have continued at a rate considerably increased, and the demand for products of the great industries shows steady expansion. Prompt action by the senate and house has removed all fear of embarrassment through conflicting purposes at Washington. The government is making ready without any waste of time, while frankly assuring everybody that it looks for a peaceful settlement and hopes that its preparations may prove unnecessary. "The backbone of the situation is the excess of merchandise exports, more than $41,000,000 in February, with an increase of $2,200,000 in miscellaneous products, $2,100,000 in provisions, $4,500,000 in cotton and $7,000,000 in breadstuffs compared with last year, and $15,100,000 in all products. In two weeks of March exports have been 16 per cent larger than last year, and imports have gained but 8.7 per cent. The outgo of cotton surpasses all expectations. Wool shows no change in quotations, though eastern markets are extremely dull, and the indifference of manufacturers has made transactions only 2,062,300 pounds, against 10,891,900 for the corresponding week last year. Little encouragement appears in the market for cotton goods. "Bessemer pig and gray forge are both slightly stronger at Pittsburg, the proposed combination of valley furnaces helping, but pig is not changed in price elsewhere, nor are finished products at any point, excepting wire nails. "Failures for the week have been 208 in the United States, against 216 last year and 27 in Canada, against 50 last year." IOWA LEGISLATURE. SENATE. Des Mo nes, March 14.—Nine bills .passed in two hours at the morning session. Among the more important measures passed by the seriate Were the one bv McArthur providing that oil inspectors' may appoint deputies in certain cases without extra cost to the state; by Ellison pro- .viding that persons over 18 years of age convicted four times of larcency, and : where the value of the property so stolen ,did not exceed $20, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not to exceed three years, while others convicted of burglary., forg. cry, etc.. shall, after tho second conviction be sent up for not less than 15 years, i SENATE. 1 Des Moines, March 15.—The senate made such rapid progress on the board of control bill that a vote may be expected by not later than the inst of this week, and it is possible it may come by Thursday. All but six sections have been gone over. The remaining ones will require but a few hours. nocsE. The house passed three important bills '. this morning. Two of these provided an •additional judge for the Eighteenth and Twelfth judicial districts, respectively, and tho third ivns Eaton's measure creating a state board of public examiners, who shall be skilled accountants, and who shall not belong to the same political part\, whoso duty it shall be to examine county offices, especially the office of county treasurer. SENATE. Dos Moines, March 10.—The senate pass ed a legalizing act enabling DCS Moines to establish an electric light plant. By n vote of 10 to 28 the senate defeated the Harriman amend men t to tho board of control bill, fixing the salaries of tho board at 83.500 each instead of Sii.OOO. as provided In the bill. Instead of giving the governor power to designate who shall bo the chiiu man of tho board, tho bill was changed so that tho chairman shall bo the member whoso term is nearest expired. An amendment by Bell to strike out the Soldiers' Homo from the provisions of tho bill was defeated. Just before adjournment Lewis filed a substitute for tho whole bill. post, and lie has agreed. Mr. Buchanai was appointed by President Cleveland Like other democratic ministers, he tendered his resignation on the chungi of administration. He obtained leuvi of absence, and came home, expecting his resignation to be accepted. Pros ident McKinlcy heeded the protests o: John A. Kasson and those having com mercial interests in South America, and asked Mr, Buchanan to remain in the position because of his usefulness, Mr. Buchanan's home is in Sioux City Iowa. Havana advices say the Mangrove, with the court of inquiry on board, has sailed for Key West. It was decided by the members that, while DEATH OF MRS. THURSTON. boarding place. obliged to cross To do so lie was several tracks. A passing freight train ran bJw down, and when, picked up Jife was extinct Expires on lioarcl tho Yacht Anita at Sugna La Grande, Cuba. NEW YORK, March 15.—A dispatch from Havana, says: "A telegram received by Consul General Eee from Consul Barker, says the wife of Senator Thurston died on board the yacht Anita, in the harbor." Mrs. Thurston was in excellent health when she left Washington. Meager advices say slio died of apoplexy. Over $1,OOO,OOO for 1'rojeotUon. Pm-snuna, March 31.—The Wheeler Sterling Projectile Company, of McKeesport, has just completed a contract with the government to supply over a million dollars' worth of armour- piercing projectiles of all sizes. It will take a year to fill the contract, working days, nights and Sundays. President Wheeler, who has just returned from Washington, says he believes war to bo inevitable. The eggs of the terrapin are hatched in about thirty days. With her forepaws the female terrapin, in the middle of them, scratches a hole in the saud and iu it places her eggs, from thirteen to nineteen. She then covers them and relies on the sun to do the hatching, A phy&ioian at Yinolhaven, Me., overslept himself one morning and it just tools him thirteen minutes, from the time of awaking, to wash his face, comb his hair, dress himself, gulp down his breakfast and appear in his office, about four hundred jleet from his residence. -, further testimony might be obtained at Havana, this was not sufficiently likely to justify a longer stay. The court can return if the divers or wreckers make discoveries that add to the stock ol knowledge now gathered. The sale to the United States of two Brazilian cruisers, Amazonas and Admiral Breu, now receiving finishing touches in an English shipyard, has been confirmed. It is learned that Spain has not secured the O'Higgins, and that Chile will not sell her to Spain. It is said furthermore that she has not and cannot purchase ships from either Chile or Argentine Kepub- lic. Atlanta, Ga., dispatch: Tho government has the right of way on every railroad entering Atlanta from the v.orth and east, and employes are instructed to be ready for any emergency. Not since the days when the old Western & Atlantic railroad was used to transport, alternately, the men of Sherir.-an on the one side, and Johnston on the other, has there been such a state of affairs as exists at present. A Paris correspondent says: According to information obtained from good sources, the Austrian emperor is making great efforts to induce the European powers to present to the United States tho danger to Europe of their carrying any further their interference in Cuban affairs. Emperor William is warmly seconding tho efforts of Emperor Francis Joseph, The American government is aware of this situation. Cairo dispatches say a detachment o! friendly natives from Kassala has captured another dervish post, killing twenty of the enemy. Reports have reached Berber that Mnhmoud Pushu, and Osman Digna, tho principal gen* sral of the Khalifa, have advanced •hivty miles northward along the Nik 'rom Shendy with their united forces. A dispatch from Hong Kong says: News has been received from the J hilippines that a detachment of Span- sh troops at Bolinaq was surprised by he rebels and forty were massacred. ,'he garrisons and priests of the neigh- .„,.i—yijiages were dispersed, FOR BIENNIAL ELECTIONS. Iowa House Agrees to the Kcsolutloii Passed by the Senate. Des Moines, March 21.—The Titui' joint resolution providing for submitting a constitutional amendment foi biennial elections passed the house Friday. It has already passed the senate. If it is adopted by the next legislature in 1900 the amendment will be submitted to the people that year, and if adopted the legislature will meet in extra session in 1901 to make the necessary preparations, and thereafter elections will be held only in even- numbered years. Only four votes, al) democrats, were cast against the resolution in the house. The attempt to secure the passage of a law compelling private banks to undergo examination and make reports the same as state and savings banks was killed in the house after a sharp discussion. The senate passed the bills to reduce the interest on state warrants from 6 to 5 per cent and to allow the executive council to sell warrants in anticipation of revenues, but not to exceed them. Wire Trust Formed. Chicago, March 21.—The American Steel and Wire company springs into life fully equipped and in possession of 75 per cent, of the means of turning out the wire product of the United States. With a capital stock of $24,000,000 and fourteen factories to operate, the new company feels that it will be able, according to a statement given out, to "do away with disastrous competition, make savings in the various economies of manufacture, freight rates, cross shipments of goods and yo forth." The statement further declares that the combine does not necessarily mean an advance in price. Change Their 1'lmis. Springfield, 111., March 21.—The special committee appointed by the democratic and republican central committees to select a suitable building in which to hold the coming state conventions has reversed its former decision and as a result the conventions will be held in the exposition building on the state fair grounds. Indiana Farms Under Water. Vincennes, Ind., March 21.—The Wabash and White rivers are on their regular spring rampage, and the low lands are completely overflowed with water. Thousands of acres of growing wheat is submerged, and the damage will be heavy. There was a bright outlook for mit state Tim im«i ? "!'l>roved by the people. Iho bill placing private banks under stato control was indefinitely postponed SENATE. Des Moines, March lO.-The bill requii- mg an inspection of mu-sory stock for the ban Joso scale was dofeafprl ' A i„-,.,. '• a big wheat crop In the bottoms, the flood has changed all this. but JTor a aiomimeot to Lincoln. Washington, March 21.—A memorial from the Illinois legislature asking for the erection of a monument to Abraham Lincoln was introduced in the house Friday by Congressman Belknap Also a petition from the people of Ilii nois asking for the establishment of a" national park at Vicksburg, Miss. Kanawlia Miners to Strike Stauuton, Va., March 21.-A strike in the Kanawha coal district baa lust been ordered, to take effect in April Some time ago a 10 per cent, advance in wages was demanded by the miners which the operators refused. HOUSE. Among the moi-o Important bills passed iuVestigatcd^h^u^E^ 0 Wlllch Stealing tombstones "is" a very contemptible business. An enterprisino- citizen of Pine Bluff, A rk., j s in ja u ^^*»" **«?<*«<«»• itL s new patrons upon them: and chisel new records was ap- •ng tooth of Miss Essie ^nti^-^S^^^-JoiJ ne- IIOUSE. J5 The house after considerable discussion this morning passed the committee substitute bill appropriating $30,000 for an exhibit and tho erection of an Iowa building at the Omaha cxnosition. Tho vote stood 69 to 30. Hinkson and Potter offered amendments reducing tho amount, but they were defeated. The bill to permit tho practice of osteopathy was under consideration, but went over without action. : ' SENATE. i Des Moines, March 17.—After a discussion lasting over thirteen legislative days tho senate this morning by a vote of 81 to 10 passed tho bill creating a board of control for all tho stato institutions except the stato university, tho agricultural college and the normal school. The previous question was ordered by a vote of 37 to 12, thus preventing consideration of Lewis's substitute. To Druet belongs tho credit of securing tho adoption of tho only amendment to ^vhich the frainers of the" bill were not especially favorable. It provides that in piirchasing supplies preference shall bo given to local dealers, providing tho cost to the stato is the same. Aside from this no amendments ol' importance were ingrafted this morning. House resolution recommending the pardon of James Johnson was adopted. HOUSE. Tho house passed the bill to permit the practice of osteopathy by a vote of .11 to 80. The bill to compensate the members of the code committee was re-considered and was again lost. Blake's bill to refund moneys to purchasers of land from the state, which land the state had not the right to sell, was passed. These claims are known as tho Des Moines river land cases. The speaker declared out of order the motion by Bull to reconsider the vote by which the chair was sustained in sending the Potter manufacturing bill to the committee on the suppression of intemperance. The board of control bill was received and referred to a special committee. SENATE. • Des Moines, March 18.—The senate held a dull and listless session this morning. But two bills were passed. Quo was by Bolter fixing the western boundary lino ot the state in the ceuterof tho main channel of the Missouri river and the other was tho bill changing the name of tho Home tor Destitute Children at Davenport A° -j h( i. Iowil Soldiers' Orphan's Home. Aside from this change the bill places tho cost of maintaining tho children of soldiers who are cared for in tho home ou tho stato instead of on the counties as at present. The substitute for Cheshire's bill taxing telegraph, telephone and sleeping car companies was made special order for March 23 Ine senate passed other bills as follows-' lo encourage the production of beet sugar : to create a new judge in tho Twelfth judicial district; reducing tho interest on stato ie executive council to negotiate warrants iu anticipation of the state s revenues for one year so that the premium will go into the state treasury HOUSE. By a vote of 09 to 5 the house voted J80 000 us an additional appropriation for tho erection of an historical buildiii". The i oi - "--*- «•»*«**« HJ, " ^* UO AA«« Dentist

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