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1 THE UPM2B DBS MOIKBB^ AlX3ONA 4 IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH a 1899, fcatafeAa ^ i ^^^^^^ M ^^0^^^^^^^^^a^ttiMM^M^i»Ba*itt^«****^ i **fr ia> ** i '' aiB "'" ii ^ iilil **' aM THE HEWS IN IOWA CANNOT (RECOVER DAMAGES. WooldoB toeelde* «n Faro* of the Darlington ttelHsl AfMoclatMn. Dfes MoiNlss, March 6.— Judge Wool- B6h, in the federal court, held that the Burlington Voluntary Relief Association Is a public benefit and thnt it should therefore be encouraged by the courts rather than opposed. The ruling was 5n the case of B. P. Con way against the Turlington road for personal damages for an injury. Oonway had accepted of the benefits of the association, and Judge Woolson held that the compact with the association, preventing employes from .seeking legal damages for injuries if they accepted of the benefits, was binding, Mid that the acceptance of this clause in the contract acted as a bar to legal action. Tlie decision is widespread in Its influence, as it is directly contrary to the Temple amendment. CALL IT MANSLAUGHTER. Friuer Mitnlcrer Found Guilty l>y » Hoono County Jury. BOONE, March 5.—The jury in the case of Walter Hall, indicted for murder in the first, degree, for shooting and instantly killing .1. AV. Brown, at Fraser, returned a verdict finding the defendant guilty of manslaughter. It is supposed that it was a compromise verdict, as the state seemed to have shown that the murder was a premeditated affair, and how the jury made manslaughter of it can only bo conjectured. It is likely a new trial will be asked for. BOY LOSES BOTH OF HIS EYES Throw a Lighted Pnper Into n C«n of Powder. WKBSTKK CITY, March C.—Harry Burton, 14 years old, son of an engineer employed at the Stearns mills, was playing near the mill with powder. Other boys who were with him bantered him to throw a piece ot burning paper into a tin can. Harry d id so, thinking there was powder in the can, but that it would, do no harm. But the powder exploded, Hashing inta his face and putting both of his .eyes out, Dairymen FlglUInu Hoard ot Health. Sioux CITY, March 3.—The, dairymen of Sioux City have organized to fight the board of health in the courts and to find out by what right the authorities begin a crusade ngainst tuberculosis in dairy herds and condemn animals without reimbursing the owncis.' A i present there is a tuberculosis scare in Sioux City, and for weeks veterinarians have been engngcd in testing the various dairy herds of the city. To this the owners object, and for the purpose of making arrangements to assert their rights called a meeting which was attended by about thirty men. The result was that a committee was appointed to engage counsel to fight the authorities in the courts. Colored Soldiers Return. DEB MOISES, March 5.—Company M, Seventh regiment, colored iramunes, raised in Des Moines last summer for the Spanish war, has returned home. The two Grand Army of the Republic posts turned out to welcome the men, and several thousand people met the returning soldiers at the depot. An address of welcome was delivered by George L. Dobson, secretary of state, and Captain Amos Brandt responded. The men said they were shamefully treated, especially in Macon, Ga., on account of their color. Republican Convention lit Des Moines. DBS MOINKS, March 4.—The republican state convention will be held in Des Moines. The state central committee accepted the S3,000 bond the Des Moines auditorium committee had put up as a guarantee for the erection of the auditorium by August 9, the date upoji which the convention is to meet, and voted to hold the convention in Des Moines. On the final ballot Des Moines got six votes, Sioux City four, and Davenport one. Fatal Flro In Itlonoim County. • ONAWA, March 4.—The farm house occupied by the family of Joshua MeGee, six miles from Onawa, burned, and his two children, a boy 3 years of age, and a baby girl, were burned to death. The mother was fatally burned in attempting to rescue the children. The father was away from home at the time. Still Anoilier Iowa Railroad. JEFFEKSON CITY, Mo., March 3.—The St. Louis, Iowa & Northern Railway company was chartered by the secretary of state, with a capital stock of 83,000,000. The road will extend from Eldon, Iowa, through ]owa and Missouri, in a general southerly direction, to St. Louis. Mileage, 374.25 in Iowa and 849 in Missouri. The DCS Moines Auditorium Association, at a recent meeting, decided to build tlie new auditorium on the vacant lots north pf the Y. M. 0. A, building. The contracts will be signed at once and the building pushed to an early completion. .Board of Control Jfunliiegg. ' PISS MOINES, March 1.—The state board of control hos issued nn order relating to the uniforming of em- ployes of the state institutions, to go into effect July 1, after which all em- ployes must wear the prescribed regalia of their respective grades. Letters, are also being written to con* cerns which will be asked to bid on tlje various goods required. It will be a very l»rf£ order. Tlie board is also preparing the estimates for the QWterly purchase of supplies for Nie ipwter bpgjpning April 1. TEN COLLARS PER CAPITA TAX •frotitl Stst* T«*e* for 1800 Artionht to More Tlmn 818,045,00 6. DEB MOTORS, March 3.—A statement has been issued from the office of Auditor of State Men 3am of the tases to be raised ito Iowa during 1899. It shows that the total state, county, school and city taxes levied in 1898 and collectible in this state this year, being delinquent after April 1, amount to over $18,045,000. This sum does not include the taxes paid for public improvements, by telephone or telegraph companies, or any of the other revenues of state, county and municipal governments from direct taxation in the form of licenses or per cent levies on income. It costs each man, woman and child in Iowa about 810 to be p-ovcrncd this year. In 1897 the total taxes amounted to 818,353,991. St. Of the increase of about 5300,000 about $200,000 is accountable to the increase in the state tax levy to 3.2 mills. The totnl state tax, however, amounts to but. one-tenth of the total. Tlie schools show the bipgest item. School taxes this year in the slate tire $1 £0,000 greater thnn last year. City taxes are §4.75,000 greater. The insane taxes have decreased nbottt STii.OOO. Will Bring Itodtfift Uncle. MOINKS, March ;i.—Adjutant General Byers h:is received « communication from Adjutant General O. AV. Hawkins, of Omaha, of the regular army, announcing that the government has made arrangements for the conveyance of all soldiers who may have died in Manila or Honolulu to their homes without expense to the relatives of the deceased. This order is simply a repetition of the order of congress when it appropriated 9200,000 for the conveyance of all soldiers in the volunteer service who died upon foreign soil. The Iowa department is asked to furnish a complete list o£ nil the Iowa soldiers who have died while engaged in the service and while on foreign soiK Killed Child and Self. CKDAK RAPIDS, March 3.—Despondent over his hopeless case of consumption nnd the sickness of a ycar- and-a-half-old child, Frank Mctcln a, Bohemian saloonkeeper, fired two bullets into the body of the child and then shot himself through the heart. They were alone in the house at the time and when discovered Metela's body was found in a sitting posture in a chair with the clothing almost burned off. The baby was lying on tlie bed a few feet away, and both were dead. Metcla left a letter explaining why he committed the deed. IOWA GONDICNSICI). ALL OVER TDE WORLD REINFORCEMENTS FOR OTIS. *lx Reglmentl! of Itngnlnrs Ordered to Manila. WASHINGTON, March 3.—The secretary of war has just ordered the reinforcement of General Otis by six regiments. These are the Sixth infantry, now at San Antonio; the Sixth artillery, scattered along the Atlanticcoast stations; the Ninth infantry, at Madison barracks; the Thirteenth nnd Twenty-first infantry, in New York state, and the Sixteenth infantry, at Fort Crook and neighboring points in the middle west. These regiments have been ordered to make ready to proceed to Snn Francisco, and thence to Manila. In answer to the direct question as to whether or not these regular troops are intended to relieve a corresponding number of volunteer soldiers at Manila, it was said nt the war department that while this probably would be the case, it was not possible yet to make a positive statement. This means that if when the reinforcements arrive at Manila the conditions are satisfactory, the volunteers will bo brought home; but if OtisshriH have need for all of the. combined force, then they must wait. Tlie reinforcements are made up of troops who are not only regulars, in the full sense of the term, but who have been through the Cuban and Porto Hican campaigns. At Des Moines recently "Rev." W. N. Coffey, the Drake University student who stole $000 in gold from his landlady, Mrs. Mngart, and who later pleaded guilty in the district court to the charge of larceny, was sentenced by Jyclge Bishop to three and one-half years in the penitentiary and to pay the costs of the action. A desperate attempt to commit murder occurred a few days ago in, the Woodbury count}' jail. Archie Harris, about 18 years old, a tramp, fired two shots from the door of his cell, injuring another prisoner in the arm. .lust how the boy got the- revolver is not known, but it is supposed it was smuggled to him by some friend. A valuable horse belonging to George Kcppuer, a railroad contractor oi Fort Dodge, was killed recently as a result of a rather peculiar accident. The horse was being driven parallel to the railroad track on which tin engine was moving. On passing the engine the horse became frightened, and instead of whirling away, he jumped immediately in front of tlie engine and was killed, although the driver, fortu-i nately, wns not injured. Otjbome Deignau, of Iowa, has been appointed a naval cadet as a reward for his daring on the occasion of the sinking of the Mcrrimac. Both the senate 'and house a short time ago passed a resolution authorizing the president to waive the age limit in his favor, but neither of these measures was adopted by both houses, Finally Senator Gear secured unanimous consent to have tho house resolution adopted, which was done without a dissenting voice. It then went to the president, who immediately signed it. In the district court for Winneshielc count}' a few days ago judgment was rendered for plaintiff in thcsome- what, celebrated case of Daubney vs. Daubney. Charlotte Daubney, widow of George Daubney, brought suit against two nephews, Dr. I<\ W. Daubney, mayor of Decorah, and his brothei, charging them with wrongfully converting 57,000 belonging to the estate of George Daubney, and to plaintiff as heir under the will. At the time Dr. Daubney was a candidate for state senator, and so strong was tlie sentiment that a bolt based on the suit resulted in his defeat by 800 majority in a district having 1,800 republican majority. Tlie decision rendered by Judge Fellows, of the district court, gives plaintiff all she asked. Delegations of prominent citizens from Newton and Colfax visited Des Moines a few clays ago to confer with Des Mcines capitalists relative to the project to establish a con* nection between BBS Moines and the Iowa Central at Newton. Meetings of citizens had. been held in both these places inul enthusiasm xipou the subject is at » high pitch. It was then determined to co-operate with Des Moines in carrying the enterprise to a sucoessf ill issue. The committees were well received at Des Mojnes and will be continued,. PLACE FOR GRAY. President Appreciate* tlio Democratic Scnntor'fi Work In I'urls. WASHINGTON, March 3.—The president has offered to Senator Gray, of Delaware, and ho has cxcepted the new circuit judgcship created under the recent act of congress in the Third judicial circuit, comprising eastern and western Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It has been known for some time that the president was desirous of showing in a practical and striking manner his appreciation of the service rendered to the administration and the country by the senator as one of the peace commissioners to Paris. Senator Gray accepted that post and undertook the discharge of its arduous duties ngainst his own inclination and against the advice ,of political friends. REBELS SHELLED BY BOATS. Filipinos Compelled to Scatter With Ilenvy I..OHS. MANILA, March C.—Wheaton's outposts discovered a large body of rebels attempting to cross the river for the purpose of reinforcing the enemy at Guadalupe. A gunboat advanced under a heavy fire and poured" shot into the jungle on both sides of the river, shelled the enemy's position at Guadalupe, effectually bvit temporarily scattering the rebels. Tho eucuiy's loss was heavy. Uewey Rnlscs Hlg Fluff. WASHINGTON, March 6.—Dewey raised his flag as admiral on board the Olympia and was saluted by the gun of the forts, of the foreign warships, British cruiser Narcissus and German cruiser Kaiserin Augustaf and by the American ships in port. ITobson Is Advanced. WASHINGTON, Mardh 3.—The president has nominated Assistant Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hobson to be advanced ten numbers from No. 1. oi list of assistant naval constructors, to No. 8, on the list of naval constructors, for extraordinary heroism. Torul In rrlHon at Mudi-ld. MADHID, March 4.—General Toral, who commanded the Spanish troops at Santiago cle Cuba, has been arrestec and imprisoned previous to being triec by court martial on the charge of ca- pitulatiug to General Shafter at thai place on July 14 last. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINKS, March 3.—Pursuant to Iowa law an exclusive right has been "•ranted to Joe S. Gerera, of Des Moines, for the purpose of advertising and distingiv shiug his manufacture o: candies, the use of the words "Purity Chocolates and Bon Bons." We take pleasure in noticing the following interesting inventions for which we prepared and successfully prosecuted applications for patents, to-wit: 1. A churn dasher in the form of a disk fixed to a hollow stem and so sliapec that it produces centrifugal force on its top to force air and cream outward and centripntal force on its underside to draw the cream inwards at the same time. Violent agitation is thus produced to make buttetv B F. Emery, of Creston, la., inventor 2. A hub for wheels composed of ai axle box, an inner hub section anil t ring for clamping spokes fast, asecom" or outer hub section to produce an oi reservoir and to cover tap screws thai clamp the ring fast to the inner hul section and to detachably fasten al the parts securely together. J. Harts horn, of Stuart, la., inventor, and S C. Means, of same place, assignee, o an undivided half. Consultation and advice free. In struct! ve reading matter sent tc correspondents. THOMAS G. Onwie & Co., Solicitors of Patents. One of the most noted steeple jlimbers is Wm. L. Olive, of Emporia Kan. He has worked on the highes domes and steeples in the Unite States, including that of the Uuitec States capUol. He once flew a kit over the steeple of the Emporia colleg and used the string to carry up large and larger cords, until he drew up rope strong enough to bear his weight Then he ascended, to the.summit, A bill has been introduced in th South Carolina house to prohibit th state board ot control from using la belft on bottles wjlU the palmetto tre printed cm MANY INSURGENT PRISONERS General mi* Cnble* That H* Holds then aft C'aptlt-c» In th« War. WASHINGTON, March 4.—The follow- tig has been received from General Otis in answer to an inquiry froffl Alger respecting the number of Amer- can prisoners held by the insurgents: "The insurgents have not taken nor o they hold a single prisoner of war. .'hey have three soldiers in Malolos icked up in January, who without >errnission went among them nent avite and Caloocan. 1 am looking iftcr them and providing them money. ARMY BEEF INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.— When the court of inquiry into the beef charges met yesterday Lieutenant Charles P. Dwyftr, Ninth infantry, testified that there were numerous complaints as to the canned roast beef, but no official action was taken, as it was difficult to the army. Several sergeants of the Ninth infantry testified. Their testimony in the main did not differ materially on any point and was in effect that" the regiment used both corned find roast beef on the voyage from Tampa to Santiago; there were many FIFTY-FIFTH CONdRESS. ^ SENATE. >Vo have captured over 3.500 insurgents | <.„,„' In5nts from'the men ns to the, ince February 4, and hold^the_ major- | ' d beef as ifc lin ., 1R cnted them, had ty as prisoners of war. Detrimental ... reports which reach the United States ire manufactured in Hong Hong. The roops here are in splendid condition." SILVELA TO FORM A CABINET, Sngnfttn nrnl Rins KefuBed the Tnnlc. MADRID, March 4.—The queen •egent. as the result of her consulta. ions with the statesmen, generals and political leaders, informed Senoi tagasta that she desire 1 to retain the >resent chamber, and she then invited limto reconstruct the cabinet. Senor sagasta replied that it would be impossible for him to remain premier vithouta dissolution. Thereupon the queen regent referred the s:\me request o Senor Montcro Kios, president ol he senate, who declined for the saint •enson. Finally Senor Silvela, the conservative leader, accepted the task, ind it is expected that he will submit a conservative ministry to hcrmajcsty or her approval. SCHLEY TO GO TO ENGLAND. lo Will Accompnny Hie ISody of Lord llerHclioll. WASHINGTON, March 0.—Rear Ad> niral Schley has been directed by the ^resident to accompany tho body ol "jord llerschell to England. This fact has not been given out official!j jy the government, but it is officially announced that the Brooklyn will jcar the body of the eminent English" nan back to his native country, and ;he vessel has been detached from the tlavana station and ordered to Ilamp" oil Roads to prepare for the trip. SPANISH CABINET INSTALLED, Silvela, foreign ; Senov Duran, Silvela and Ills Ml n IB tern TuUo the Onth of Ofllco. MADUID, March 0.—The new cabinet nas-taken the oath of office. It ii composed as follows: Senor premier and minister of affairs; Senor Dato, interior Villa Verde, finance; Senor justice; General Polavieja, war; Senotf Pidal, public affairs and colonies; Admiral Camara, marine. IL is expected that General Campos will hi president of the senate. Nn live'» Disarmed. COI.ON, Colombia, March 4.—-Th, United Statt-i cruiser Detroit has at rived here from Blueflelds, Nicaragua She brings news confirmatory of tin reports that the American gunboal Marietta and the British cruiser In< trepSd landed marines at Bluefields, The landing parties disarmed all the native forces there and took possession of the town. The custom house wan placed in charge of a civil commission, The commanders 'Of the warships arranged for the cessation of hostilities and obtained guarantees from tin Nicaraguan government that the live, of the rebels would be spared. Aftei the British and Americans had restored peace the marines re-embarked. 1JKKVITII5S. The dispatches say the trial o) Senator Quay has been again postponed, this time on motion of the prosecuting attorney. The real meaning of the postponement is not made public, but it is hinted that nn attempt had been made to fix the jury panel. At Kansas City recently young Jesse James, son of the notorious bandit, whose name he bears, was adjudged not guilty of complicity in the rofibery of a Missouri Pacific express train at Leeds, in the outskirts of Kansas City, on September 23 last. The jury was out less than an hour, and the verdict of acquittal was reached on the first ballot. The announcement of the verdict was the signal for applause and cheering that neither the judge nor bailiffs could suppress. It is announced that the war department is preparing plans for the little taste and contained but little nutriment; that most of the sickness in the command was probably caused by the canned roast beef. After tret- tine into the city of Santiago refrigerated beef was issued, but the men continued to be'very siclr, nauseated and suffering from bowel troubles, which wns attributed to the refrigerated beef, which spoiled in transit to the camps. WASHINGTON. March 1.—Witnesses before the court of inquiry yesterday generally foMowcd the line of testimony heretofore given. There was general condemnation of the. canned roast beef nnd some condemned thn refrigerated beef. .Several plates of beef were, placed before the witnesses, wlio wore asked to sample it and pick out that which had been to Cuba and back. The result was not given out. WASHINGTON. March 2.—The court of inquiry into the beef charges yesterday examined ofliccrs and enlisted men and representatives of western meat firms. The men t packers' representatives pave practically the same: testimony they had previously presented to" the war investigating commission. Dr. Bowdo.n reported on the beef experiment tried on the enlisted men Tuesday. He .said four of the enlisted men picked out the Porto Rico canned beef as what they had eaten in Cuba. Two seler-ted the canned meat bought in open market Two picked out the fresh beef, which had been simply boiled. WASHINGTON, March 3.—There were several interesting developments in the beef court of inquiry yesterday! Clarence Walters, of the First volunteer engineers, told ascnsational story of hardship and inhumanity suffered during his service, describing the canned roast beef in harsher terms than have ever before been applied to that much-discussed article. Later in the day, Lieut. Sewell, U. S. A., who was major of the volunteer battalion in which Walters served, contradicted his story completely, saying there was no canned roast beef aboard the transport which took the command'to Porto Rico. Lieut. Taylor, Lient. Putney and Captain Hicks said the canned roast beef was very bad. M. O. Dwyer said the canned roast beef was not so bad, but the refrigerated beef was nearly all tainted, so that the men were sickened by eatinp it. Several other witnesses corroborated this tes timony. Dr. Christine, of Philadelphia, said lie had seen the chemical preparation of meat in the packing house of Svrift & Co., at Omaha, by the injection of cannla on the end of a flexible tube. WASHINGTON, March 4.—Captain Groom testified that for two weeks out of the four in Porto Rico his command lived on canned roast beef. lie heard no complaint of it from the men. The refrigerated beef was good, except sometimes it was tainted on the edges and had to bo trimmed. Colonel Case testified that canned roast beef, if left open in the cans, spoiled between meals. If stewed, a whole can at a time, it proved very satisfactory. Alfred Foote, sergeant of the Second Massachusetts, said the roast bed tasted "bleached." The refrigerated beef generally spoiled before it was cooked. Captain Critehfield, of the Eighth Ohio, said he had been made sick by eating refrigerated beef. L. L. Melius, of the First Volunteer Engineers, said his weight fell from 156 to 90 pounds. He had difficulty in eating 1 any of IHR rations. It was brought out that the refrigerated beef served aboard the' Yale was so offensive that it was repulsive even in soups and stews. SPANISH OFFICERSIN TROUBLE Admiral Moiitejn nnd Others to lie Court ATnrtialud. MADiun.Mareh 5.—Admiral Montejo who was in command of the Spanish squadron destroyed by Admiral Dewey in the battle of Manila bay, and the commander of the Cavite arsenal have been incarcerated in the military prison, pending 1 trial for theircondncl at Manila. The government has also ordered the prosecution of Genera evacuation of the island of Cuba by the , Linares, who was in supreme coin- United States troops. Garrisons will be reduced to the lowest point and most of the regulars will be sent to the Philippines. Since the arrangements for the disbandment of the insurgent armies it is believed that only a small number of soldiers is necessary in Cuba. Army officers believe on the other hand that the Philippine troubles will last all summer. Washington dispatch: The lega? officers of the war department have succeeded in unearthing a decision ol the court of claims, whereby General Charles P. Eapan can be paid his salary. The paymasters would not disburse the money, and the auditor for the war department declined to take the responsibility, unless he was assured it was perfectly legal. A decision was found, however, and Easran will continue to be punished, receiving $5,500 a year as a balm, fl A complete list of the casualties 'in the Philippines has been made up and tlie result is 83 dead and 347 wounded. This includes all casualties from tha time Dewey appeared off Manila last May, In the senate one day last wools Chandler, from tho committee on privileges and elections, majority report on the bribery of the election of Senator If ami a as made by the Ohio senate. ' mand at the time of to General Shafter. the capitulation DEWEY AND OTIS lluvo Ucon Nominated fur Promotion by the rreaidcnt. WASHINGTON, March 4,—The presi dent sent the senate the nominations of George Dewey, to bo admiral anc Brigadier General Elwell S. Otis, to be major general by brevet, for military skill and most distinguished service in the Philippines. Tho senate immediately confirmed tlie nomination and congratulations were cabled to Dewey and Otis. Doiyt'y Cnblog Tliniikx. WASHINGTON, March 0.—Dewey ca bled Secretary Long 1 as .follows "Please accept for yourself, the president and conarress, and my country men, my heartfelt thanks for the great honor conferred upon me." A remarkable flower grows on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. In the morning it is white, at noon it becomes red, *t night it changes to blue. A delicate perfume comes from it at noon, but at all other times is odorless. attempted, bribery was that clearly the bill was of . : The house was In session seven hon» to-day, and sent to the senate two mots Theatrical realism was recently cur- submitted the'ried. too far iu Toledo, Ohio, during a 11 charge ol scene in the play of ".Shantytown," A ' * '"" number of cloth missiles, resembling bricks and stones, are used m a riot The majority lind the charges without' scene. . One murderous joker had in- foundation." A minority report was troduced among them a real, brick, and also made in which it is claimed that this was thrown with such fotce 'that enlisted men in the regular army •served beyond the limits of the United States. SENATE. •Washington. Feb. 23.-Public building bills, carrying between eight ,'ind ten, millions of dollars, were passed, and an amendment to the sundry civil biO/^as adopted appropriating "Carl.T ^,000,000 for the preliminary work on buildings trtilnh ,„,! hno,, ci,,t.Vinri-/.fl(l. The- sundry it tore the ear from Frank Murphy's proved that » further investigation is head, necessitating five Btituhes to re- needed. I place it. LIIV3 \IL »_JIIJl»."• •• J •• , l.,w had been authorized. The- sundry (rill was passed at 11:13 p. m. itousn.. Tlie house spent practically the entire time of the seven hour session passing the public building bills favorably acted upon by the committee of the whole ten_ days \KO The opposition sought in vain to consume time by roll calls and.other filibustering tactics, but at last their efforts co impede the passage of tho bills were abandoned and they were passed, carrying $0,8iW,00;>. A.mon? tho bills Passed are these: Dubuque. ?100,000: Omaha. * .800.00(1; Creston, $50,000; Clinton, |100,000; Oskaloosa, ¥50,000. SENATE. Washington. March 1.—The Tia'vol appropriation bill was amended so as to innko the price to be paid for armor plate igiiOO per ton instead of 8445, as provided by the house bill, and the secretary of tho navy was authorized to build an armor plant if tho armor plate companies refuse to furnish plate at that price. Iho bill then passed. Tho bill carrying $20,000,000 with wliich to pay Spain for tho relm- n.uishmeiit of tlie Philippines passed. HOUSE. The last lingering possibility of an extra session of congress disappeared today, when the house passed the senuto army . reorganization bill. There was no vigorous opposition to tlie bill but Henderson and Cameron on tho republican side and Bailey on the democratic side came to its aid and tho bill passed. • -•• . SENATE. Washington, March 2.—During almost tho entire session to-day tho senate was engaged in routine business. Three score or more of minor bills were passed, the calendar being cleared entirely of private pension bills and of measures correcting military and naval records. Two measures of national importance were passed— tho fortifications appropriation bill and tho bill providing a code of criminal laws for tho district of Alaska. HOUSE. An attempt was made to consider the resolutions reported by tho judiciary committee, declaring that General Wheeler, Colonel Colson, of Kentucky, Colonel Campbell, of Illinois, and Major Bobbins, of Pennsylvania, who accepted commissions in tho army, and thereby vacated their seats, but the house., by an overwhelming vote, refused to consider them. Tho members, therefore, retain their seats. SENATE. Washington, March 8.—The senate spent a day of confusion, excitement and hard work. The army an 1 general deficiency bills were passed. Foraker's amendment to tho army bill providing that "no property, franchises or concessions of any Kind whatever shall bo granted by the United States or by any military or other authority whatever in the island of Cuba during tbo occupation thereof by the United States," was adopted. Tho Nicaragua amendment to the river and harbor bill wus modified to appropriate $1,000,000 for further survey. In executive session the senate took up the naval nominations and they were confirmed without opposition. This settles the Schloy-Sampson controversy by making each a rear admiral with Schlcy two numbers in advance of Sampson. At'4 a. in. the two houses were still deadlocked on the naval appropriation bill. ' HOUSE. ' ' The house passed the army appropriation bill with all of tha sonato amendments. Walker, chairman of the committee on banking and currency, told of his efforts to secure monetary legislation, and of tho cause of his failure. CONQUKSS AD.JOUHN8. Washington, March 4.—After all night sessions tho vice-president declared the senate adjourned at 13:03 to-day, and the house adjourned at 13:10. Both senate and house agreed to all appropriation bills. The Pacific cable amendment failed. In the naval appropriation bill the house won all ihe amendments for tho increase of the navy, and the senate amendment reducing • tlie price of armor plate to $300 prevailed. The senate amendment for armor plate factory was eliminated. The president signed all the appropriation measures except that of tho District of Columbia. The scons in tha house just previous to adjournment was dramatic. Wheeler desired to speak, but was not recognized by tho speaker. A resolution by Bailey, the democratic leader, tendering the thanks of the house to Speaker Keed for "the able, impartial ami dignified manner in which ho hud presided over its deliberations," was adopted. Tho speaker, replying m a few words, declared tho house adjourned. The members joined In sintr- ing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," "Auld UingSyiio,, 1 and finally, as a largo American fiag was waved aloft, "The Rod, White and Blue." Then came cheers for Dewey, tho army and navy and finally for Joe Wheeler. Tho demonstration concluded with singing the "Doxology." Commissioners at Mnniln. MANILA, March 6.—General Otis, accompanied by his aides, Captain Murray and Lieutenant Slack-, paid ^ formal visit to the members of the United States Philippine commission, who arrived from Hong Kong on board tho cruiser Baltimore. A house on tlie Erraite water front has been prepared for the resilience of the commission. Colonel Charles Denby is expected on the next steamer from Hon'o- Kong, ° Tho Marchioness of Donegal was lately compelled, through dostitiitiou to seek admittance to the Islington workhouse. In 1880 her husband the Marquis, was declared a bankrupt with nubilities amounting to *:> 591 . U75. * r I Bocnliolin, an island of the Ba.ltio "' .oW^-tr^. 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