Review of Business Trans acted at the Capital. SUMMARY OF BILLS . PASSED rhe Fifth Session or the Washington Legislature Adjourns Sine Die. After Sixty Days' Continuous Session. Tlie fifth session of the Washington legislature adjourned sine die early Fri day morning. The closing Bcenes were unusually interesting and at times ex citing. Both branches of the legisla ture worked hard all day Thursday. The lobbies were packed with specta- . .. . f tors, and the sergeant-at-arms was ! often ordered to clear the floor Bpace of lobbyists within the bar of each house, j to give room to move about. I Conference committees were the or L ier of the day, and accomplished im f portant work in bringing the houses to fcn.mr.prnpntH. The most important were those having on hand the freight-rate .reduction bill and the general appro priation bill. The former finally effect-f-cd an agreement during the afternoon, 1 1 ... ,;n ..,n..4- t kilo iirigiib-itibo Ulll oviuu niib tu 1 the governor. The appropriations bill whs not so easily Bottled, and it was long after midnight when any kind of an agreement was readied. The clock was stopped at midnight, and it was near sunrise when final ad journment was effected. The cause of delay was the contest over the appro priation bill, and the time given enroll ing clerks to prepare the billH for tho signatures of the presiding officers cf each body. Some members protested against continuing after midnight, but to no avail. The resolution to investigate the .penitentiary was lost in the senate. Kesume of the Work. Below is a summary of the import ant bills that have passed both houses of the legislature during the fifth ses sion: Fixing order of payment of debts of decedents. Approved by the governor. Regarding assignment and cancella tion of mortgages. Approved. Reducing saluries of warden and clerk of the state penitentiary to $1,400 and $1,000 per annum, respectively. Ap proved. Defining the crime of rape, and fixing the age of consent at 18 years. Ap ""oved. fixing the duties of coroner when sheriff is incapacitated. Approved. -electing manufacturers, Bottlers irlraiiti !,?" bounty for production of Vni- Tl.it, Kill 1 to pay 1 cent per pound, as bounty, to manufacturers, for all sugar manufac tured within the state. Providing that property assessed for street improvement purposes may be sold on ten days' notice after the assess ment falls due, without foreclosure pro ceedings. Providing for suing the sureties on bonds by laborers or others, on con tracts for street or other municipal im provements. Providing prior liens for employes against the real or personal property of employers of labor. Authorizing bringing of suits for dis tribution of funds of insolvent insur ance companies. Providing for incorporation of ceme tery associations. To prevent unauthorized interference with electric wires, meters and cables. Making all debts payable in lawful money or currency of the United States. Protecting trade-makrs, labels and advertisements. The anti-option deficiency judgment law, providing that in all proceedings for the foreclosure of mortgages here after executed, or on judgments ren dered upon the debt therehv spcnrpd. . .iio ...v iJiutim:n iur tilo Btuiu the mortgagee or assignee shall be lim ited to the property included in .the mortgage. Exempting from execution and at tachment to householders and freehold ers personal property to the amount of $1,000. When any person dies seized of exempt property, leaving heirs, such property shall be set aside for the use of such heirs, free from all claims against the deceased. Submitting an amendment to the constitution to the voters of the state, t the next general election, embodying the right of woman suffrage. living the owners of lands abutting upon tidelands the prior right for sixty days to apply for the purchase of said lands. Relating to admission of attorneys and counsellors-at-law. Approved. Defining motions and orders. Relating to removal of attorneys. Approved. ' Relating to new trials. Approved. To prevent attorneys advertising for divorce caBes. Approved. Prohibiting the discharge of ballast in bays. Relating to the duration of judg ments, and providing that after tbe ex piration of six years from the rendition ' any -judgment if shall oo v.. . - - o - WiWO w m lien or char ire ao-.iinaf - son of the judgment dobtor. Providing a new revenue and taxation "w, in which many important changes ' made. To 'prevent the introduction or spread of disease among sheep. Allowing farmers and glide iers to peddle their products in cities without licenses. Allowing married women to act as administratrix or executrix of deceased persons. For the protection of honey bees. Approved. To protect the cheese and milk in dustry by compelling proper marking of cheese imported into the state. Ap proved. Making if compulsory to record all deeds, mortgages and assignments of mortgages in county where property is located. Approved. Extending the right of eminent do main to mining corporations, for the purpose of building tramroads, etc. Fixing the fees to he paid to the sec retary of state by corporations. For filing articles of incorporation, $10; filing amendatory or supplemental ar ticles, $10; certified copy of articles, $5; annual license fee, to be paid be fore July 1 each year, $10, for all cor porations incorporated before or after the passage of this act. Providing for the reservation and im provement of a portion of the public highways for bicycles and foot passen gers. Providing for dissolution of the mu nicipal corporations of the third and fourth class. Authorizing cities to acquire and maintain water works and waterpower, gas and electric light plants. Providing a method for collecting as sessments for local improvements, es pecially for Seattle. Providing for voting on constitution al amendment relative to taxation. Fixing the maximum railroad freight rate at $4.25 a ton for distances of 850 miles for grain, etc., and other reduc tions. Authorizing cities to sell water works, gas or electric light works upon a vote of the people. Appropriating $10,000 for a wagon road from Lyle, in Klickitat county, to Washougal, in Clark county. Appropriating $20,000 for the com pletion of the state road from Marcus to Marble Mount. Appropriating $10,000 for a state road from King county to Yakima, via Natchez pass. Appropriating $10,000 for a state road from Gaud Forks to La Push. Aprropriating $2,500 for a Btate road from Montesano to Brookfield. Abolihsing boards of control for the Eeastern and Western insane ayshim, for the penitentiary, the Soldiers' Home and the reform school, and providing for a board of five citizens, one of whom shall be commissioner of public institu tions and auditor of accounts, at a sal ary of $1,500. Authorizing the commissioner of state lands to lease mineral lands owned by the state, original locators having a preference for ninety days. Providing that, as to all negotiable paper, the time intervening between Saturday noon and Sunday midnight j be declared a legal holiday, j Granting debtors the right of posses i sion of real property during the period of redemption. ; To prevent destruction of miners' lo- cation stakes or notices, and providing ! a penalty. j Abolishing municipal courts in the j cities of Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma j on January 1, 1898, and giving justices ; of the peace jurisdiction to perform the ! work of municipal courts. ; Creating a board of forest comniis ; sioners, consisting of the governor. treasurer, commissioner of public lands and the professors of forestry in the state university and agricultural col lege. Providing for the disorganization of irrigation districts. Requiring street cars to be provided with pilots, fenders or aprons. Providing for the service of summons and complaints upon corporations in the hands of receivers. For the protection of sturgeon in the Columbia. Providing that at the general election to be held in November, 1898, there shall be but one justice of the peace and one constable eleotod in cities of the first class. The salary of justices is fixed at $1,000, and of constables at $i20 per annum. Amending the laws relative to fish ing with view to the protection of salmon, and increasing tho license for traps. Defining the boundaries of Chehalis county. Relating to estates of insane and in competent persons. Providing for a current expense fund in cities of the third class. Relating to the settlement of estates of decedents. ' Relating to arid land, and creating a commission for the reclamation of arid land and appropriating $30,000 therefor. Allowing corporations to become sureties on bonds of officials, and regu lating such corporations. To regulate insurance companies, re quiring that policies be written by local agents; that a license be secured from the state, and that 2 per cent on all policies be paid to the state; that state ments be published in two daily papers each year; that in case of a total loss the full amount of the policy be paid, and prohibiting insurance combina tions. Allowing road fnnds collected in city limits to be turned over to the municipality. SESSION CONCLUDED. The National Senate Adjourned the Extra Session Sine Die. Washington, March 13. There was an unusually large attendance of sena tors when Vice-President llobart called the senate to order at noon'today. The first business was the reading of a let ter from Governor Bradley, of Ken tucky, announcing the appointment of Andrew T. Wood as senator to succeed Blackburn. Hoar at once moved that the senator-elect be sworn in. Gorman moved that his credentials be referred ; to the committee on privileges and eleo tions. Hoar said he would not object, I and the credentials were referred. Then Hoar presented a written notice , of two proposed amendments to the I rules of the senate of a radical nature. ! The most important was according to i Hoar's written notice "To enable the senate to act on legislation when it de sires after a reasonable debate. " It S provides that when any bill or resolu- : tion had been under consideration for more than one day, any senator could demand that the debate be closed. If ' a majority of the senators desired, there should be a vote without further delay, and no motion should be in order, pend- ; ing a vote, but one to adjourn or take recess. i The other amendment proposed was , to prevent interruption of members of I the senate. It provides that when a senator makes a point of no quorum, j there shall be a roll call, and if the , presence of a quorum is disclosed busi ness should proceed. A memorial was presented by Shoup from the Idaho legislature, asking for the annexation of a part of Wyoming. It was not read. Warren said if the Wyoming legislature had been informed, of the memorial, it would have taken action. It was decided on motion of Hoar that when the senate adjourned, it ; should be until Monday at 11:30, but , in executive session the senate recon sidered its action and agreed that ad- ' joumment would be sine die. This waB found expedient, as no business could be transacted in half an hour Monday, and the nominations made in that half hour would fail if not imme diately confirmed. At 12:40 the special session ad journed. Without Amendment Washington, March 12. The senate I committee on foreign relations today j agreed to report the Alaskan boundary j treaty with Great Britain without 1 amendment or change. The arbitra- tion treaty will be taken up at a special i meeting of the committee. ! IMPORTERS PANIC-STRICKEN. Tariff Legislation Rumors Caused a General Alarm New York, March 12. The World says: . The dispatch from Washington pre dicting that congress at its special ses sion will at onoe increase the revenue by adding from 10 to 85 per cent to the schedules of the Wilson bill, hasoreated a small panio among importers, and an ! almoBt unprecedented rusli to get bond 1 ed goods out of the warehouses before . the increase takes effect, j The proposed summary action of con gress has taken morchants completely I by surprise. While they were prepared : for a special session to pass a new tariff ; bill, they expected that the new bill j would occupy the attention of congress i for at least six months, which would I give them ample time to withdraw the ' $19,500,000 of goods which were in ' bond on January 81. It had never oc curred to them that congress might adopt a temporary measure for increas ing the revenue, and the possibility of such a thing, with only about ten days to get their goods out of bond, at the present rate of duty, caused a genuine sensation. It is understood that But terfield & Co., and other importers of dress goods are among the heaviest withdrawers. In banking circles there is a greatly ! increased demand for loans on call pa j per. One bank made a loan of $500, ! 000 to a big importing firm for the pur pose of withdrawing goods from bond, ! and the payment of duties thereon. Idaho Legislature Has Adjourned. BoiBe, Idaho, March 12. The Idaho legislature adjourned at 2 o'clock this morning. Before adjournment a joint resolution was adopted providing for a commission of the governor, secretary of state and attorney-general to inves tigate the management of the state offioes from the beginning of the state government. Five thousand dollars was appropriated to defray the expense. The bill to reduce tbe salaries of state officers and judges of the supreme and district courts was passed with a num ber of amendments, the salaries of the justices being put back to $8,000, and those of tbe district judges being fixed at $2,600. The bill to create the county of Clear water was passed by the senate withont Amendment. Two irrigation bills were worked through in amended form, after very stubborn fight. Great Northern's Betterment Chicago, March 12. The Great Northern is about to expend $100,000 on the improvement of the equipment of its passenger trains. These are all to be veatibnled according to latest and most improved methods, and new equip ment will be added. THE NEW TARIFF BILL. .Till Be Introduced Soon After Con- I eress Assembles. I Washington, March 11. Chairman ! Dingley, of the ways and means com : mittee, today said that he expected that the new tariff bill will be ready to in : troduce very soon after congress assero I bles. Speaking of the report that the law might provide that the duties as sessed should go into effect immediately on the introduction of the bill, Mr. Dingley said it would be impossible, under the constitution of the United States, to make a law retroactive. In the United States, he said, imports must be assessed acording to the law on the statute books at the time the goods were jmported. The law could provide that goods still in bond should pay the new duty if they had not been with drawn from bond at the time the law went into effect. The committee had under consider ation the sugar schedule, but reached no conclusion regarding it. The free-list scehdule was completed. Nearly all the remaining articles which had not been disposed of, and which were dutiable under the McKinloy law, had been restored to the dutiable list at rates somewhat less than the McKin ley rates. Theso additions to the dutia ble list include some chemicals used in the manufacture of soaps, and it may be necessary to increase the duty which had been placed on soapB in the first draft of the bill, to make up for this change as to raw materials. The pottery schedule has not yet been completed, and there is considera ble question whether the ad valorem rates of the McKinley law Bhall be re stored, or specilio duties imposed. THE OGDEN GATEWAY. A Kuinnr That the Short Line Will Soon Open It. Omaha, March 11. Consternation was caused in Union Pacifio circles this morning by the receipt of a rumor from. Salt Lake City to the effect that it was definitely known that the Ogden gate way to the Utah, Idaho, Montana and Oregon territory, now controlled by the Union Pacific, would be opened to other railroads soon after the Short Line com menced to transaot business on its own account. The news was most joyfully received by the Burlington, the Rock Island and the Missouri Pacific roads. General Manager Dickinson, of the Union Pacific, said: "I have no information on the mat ter. Even should action be taken later, the announcement at this time, while the Oregon Short Line is a part of the Union Pacifio system, is premature, to say the least." General Passenger Agent Lomax, of the Union Paoifio, said: "The question of opening the Ogden gateway to other roads is one that prob ably will not be decided by the Short Line, management for several months yet. I doubt if the policy of tho road on that point has as yet been considered. The Sliort Line is a part of the Union Pacific, and that is about all I can say." General Manager Iloldrege, ot the Burlington & Missouri, said: "This is good news. I hope jt is true. It would be a good thing for the Burlington, as well as other lines, for it would let them all into a territory where they desier very much to carry on business." WILSON'S FIRST ORDER. Concerns Exportation of Beef to Euro pean Ports. Washington, March 11. The first official order issued by Secretary Wil son, of the department of agriculture, made its appearance today. It concerns the exportation of beef to foreign coun tries, and provides: "That from and after March 15, 1897, all beef offered for transportation to European ports, whether fresh, salted, canned, corned or packed, being the meat of cattle killed after the passage of the act under which this order is made, shall be accompanied by a cer tificate issued by an inspector of this department, showing that the cattle from which it was produced were free from disease, and the meat sound and wholesome. Until otherwise ordered, certificates will not be required with beef exported to other than European countries." The original order of the socretary, of August 28, 1895, for carrying out the provisions of section 2 of the act under which the order is made, is postponed to the date set out in Secretary Wilson's circular. Th Lexow Iteport. Albany, N. Y., March 11. The reso lution of the Joint committee on trust a which held several sessions in New York city last month, was submitted to the legislature today. It notes the fact that the decision of Judge Swayne on the federal constitution forbids action on the part of individual states to abso lutely repress trusts, but expresses the belief that the attorney-general can, by brincrincr action before thn court judge. The bill which accom- panics the report grants immunity to witnesses who incriminate themselves. and gives tbe supreme court subpoena power. A bill may be introduced to stop tne factory system as used by the sugar trust. Senator McCarren filed a minority re port exonerating the sugar trust and saying the trust tins made possible lower prices lor trie commodity. CAUSED By WASHOUT The Worst Railroad Accident in Years. FIVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED The 'Cannon-nail' Passenger Train Wrecked In Indiana Engine and Two Cars Went Over Embankment Princeton, Ind., March 12. One of the worst railroad wrecks that has oc curred in this vicinity for many years happened today at 3 o'clock to the Pittsburg and Nashville limited, north bound over the Evansvillo & Terre Haute road, one mile north of Hazelton. The engine went over the embankment, falling a distance of fifteen feet, into six feet of water. The smoker was' telescoped by the baggage car, and the ladies' car and sleeper remained on the track. The engineer says he was run ning twenty-five miles an hour, and wjiuii he, approached the) washout saw nothing but a small holo. The engine passed over it and went down the em bankment. The dead are: George A. Seers, conductor; Joseph Bowman, fire man; three passengers, nameB unknown. Two were wounded seriously and sev eral slightly. All the passengers in the smoker are supposed to have been killed. Four bodies besides Conductor Seers were seen in the smoker as it broke loose and rolled down the embankment und floated off in the current. Harry J. Hill, the baggageman, was tho only member of tho train crew that escaped unhurt. Set a Dog Upon the Officer. Chicago, March 12. In order to avoid arrest, J. J. Duff turned a vicious dog loose on Officer Erickson yesterday, and as a result both are now in a hospi tal and it is feared the policeman may die. Duff went home drunk, quarreled with his wife, and, after beating her severely, turned her from the house. She complained to the police, and Erickson was sent to arrest Duff. He found the doors locked, but was ad mitted by a small boy. Duff unloosed the big dog and the animal leaped at the officer, dragging him to the floor. He bit him several times in the face, lacerating the flesh. The poliouman succeeded in getting his revolver from" I his pocket and fired, the bullet taking ! effect in the lower part of Duff's abdo-. I men. The wounded man attempted 1 to seize the officer's weapon und was himself attacked by tho dog. Both I men were lacerated by the dog's teeth, i and when other officers arrived Erick son was unoonscious. The men were removed to the hospital and the dog ! killed. ,, j Secretary Shermun's Plan. Washington, March 12. Mr. Sher I man has announced to his associates i that he is in a fair way to make ar I rangoments with Spain that will re i move the great cause of irritation in 1 Cuba. He has submitted to tho Span I ish government through Minister Tay ! lor a proposition that American citizens j who are suspected or convicted of com- plicity with the insurgents shall be im I mediately expelled from tho island without imprisonment or prosecution, unless they shall voluntarily return and place themselves in jeopardy. The ar rangement would not apply, however, to persons engaged in activo hostilities or who have been taken with arms. Mr. Sherman is also proposing to ne gotiate a treaty with Spain, by which tho rights of naturalized citizens shall be defined. Three Were Killed. Colon, March 12. A serious dispute occurred among tho Jamaicans em ployed as laborers on the Culebra sec tion of the Panama canal and others of the canal employes. Tho men finally became engaged in a fight which tho police were unable to quell. Tho mili tary authorities were called on for as sistance, and a detachment of troops was sent to the scene of the disturb ance. Their presence had tho effect of restoring order. During the fighting three laborers were killpd and several wounded. The Jamaicans are dissatis fied with the conditions under which they work, and numbers of them are applying to be sent back to their homes. Easy Enough When You Know How: Washington, Maroh 12. Just at time when photographers had- aban doned hope of discovering a really prac ticable process of color photography, a report to the state department from. Consul-General Mason, at Frankfort, gives a description of a means of doing this in a manner so simple and inex pensive as to be available to every pho tographer, thus opening a new era in reproductive art Tho process is the discovery of Chasagne, a Persian savant, and is purely chemical. Many Turks Were Killed. Berlin, March 12. A dispatch to the Cologne Gazette from Candia says in a fight between bashi bazouks and a do- tachment of insurgents before the gates of the town, sixty of the Turks wore killed or wounded. The dispatch fur ther announces that firing between the opposing forces continues, and the town is wreaienou witli incendiarism.