Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 04, 1883, Image 1
OMAHA DAILY BEE. TWELFTH " * OMAIIA NEB FEIDAY MOENING MAY 4 , 1883 103 SIDNEY ON CIPHERS. The President of the Union Pa cific Replies to Teller's ' And Figures Out an Enormous Balance in Favor of the Company , But Pradnntly Heframa from M mbionln ? the Old Debt of Seventy Millions. The Diplomatic Blunder Aboul the Border Explained by the Mexican Minister A General Aitortment of Wa i inuton Notei. THE SUBSIDY ROAD. Speclil Dispatch to Tin UM. DILLON'S UEI-LY TO TELLEK WAHHINOTON , May 3 Sidney Dll Ion , president ot the Union Pacific has written a long letter to Secretary Teller concerning government clti n gainst the road , 11 o says there is dui the company a sum largely in ezoes of the amount clalmol by the score tary of the Interior to bo duo the government ornmont and that any claim of thi United States for Immediate jndgmen under the Thnrman act must be baio ( either upon the rate of allowance fo postal services fixed by the postotThi department , which the supreme oour has rejected , or upon the allowanci for that service at express rates * claimed by the company. Adopting thi rates thus claimed by the company the government Is Indebted to thi road $2,733,889 , a sum far in oxoesi of the amount sought to be recjv < ered by the Interior department. The letter Is follows : UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY Co. , ) BOSTON , Mass. , May 1. ) To lion II. II. To ler , SscretarJ ol the Intdr'oi Washington : Sin : Your letter of the 21st ult. , stating the claims of the Rovornmon npon this company , lias had the care ful consideration of Its directors. Thi purpose of the company has baer r and Is to discharge fairly and Imp'iolt ' ly Its obligations to the government and In explanation and j utilisation o Its view that there la duo the compan ; a sum largo in excess of the amount claimed In your luttur to bo duo th government , it miy bo proper ) t atato briefly the relations between th parties as they stood at two dlfifaren period ; , namaly , under its orlglna charter , before the passage o the ao-oillod 'Thurman act" am under the amendments mdo by thai act. Prior to July 1 , 1878 , when thi 1Tunrm n act tookctl'oct , thucotnpiur under Its charter , WAS entitled , fo performing postal torvloo for the gov eminent , to feir and reasonable rate of compensation , not to exceed thi amount paid by private parties fo \ the same kind of service. The gov ernment contended that , notwlth standing thin provision , the postoflb department had a right to fix the com ponsatlou of the company on its ow : view of what was reasonable and t to the same extent and in the sam manner as It prescribed rates for al other railways. This question ha been submitted to judicial determine tlon and the supreme court of th United States has disaffirmed thovlei of the postoflico department and al firmed that of the company. Ther Is , therefore , an account for posts services to bo Battled , pnrsuan to this decision , between th coLipanyand the government , up t the first of July , 1873 , and If thi account Is justly stated shall leave , ewe wo are confident It does , a very larp sum of money duo the company J wonld bo a severe and hardly ju course for the government to ola i that , notwithstanding the sum thi due the company ( npon which tl government allows no Interest ) It wi its duty In disregard thereof t < mail the pay moots n quired by your lettc In assumed compliance with the Thn man act , when , as will be soon hen after , the actual amounts payable I the government under that act c only bo ascertained when the questlo of what constitutes reasonable rati for transportation of mail shall b judicially determined , and when , afo that his bean so determined , tt sum due to the company for post , services prior to the Thurman at will be definitely fixed and at one payable tj tbo company , It shoal be added that at tha data In questlo there was also further admitted a bi anca duo from the government ft services which wo do not refer to I detail , but confine ourselves to tt question of postal services. The con piny has onaod to bs stated , au a count made up to July lit , 1878 , up ; the principle that compensation shou be fixed with reference to oxpre service , as being most nearly the san kind of servtca referred to Us charter , and It res a ] that the amount duo from the govor mont Is 81,013,091. Of this amoui It is admitted by the government th at the rates attempted to bo fixed above by the postoflico deptrtmer there Is duo to the company J8GI 1C leaving In dispute $320 890. The qn < tlou whether the standard adopted ' the company Is a sound ono remal for judicial determination by the cot ot claims , to which the cause hai be remitted since It was declared by t i supreme court. Some other elomor may poeslbly bo shown which , shown , would rffect the question , toasonable compensation. Next , as to the account between t government and the company , sin tne Thurman act went Into etTei down to tha period endlncr Da comb 31 , 1882 , to which period the aocoui as stated In your letter , Is brongl The Thnrmau act prescribes no ml for postal service , but leaves the coi ponafttlon therefor to be governed Vie original charter , It proscribes by the fourth section that there shall bo carried to the credit of the sinking fund therein provided for , on the first day ot February of o ch year , one-hall of the compensation for services ( in cluding postal service ) rendered for the government ( dot applied un der section second In liquida tion of ( men it , nl la addition thereto there U to bo paid into the treasury to the credit of the sinking und (850,000 , or so much thereof ai hall ba noccisary to moot the five er centum of the not earnings ol reid , pjyablo to the United Statoi uder said act of 1802 , and the whole um earned by it as compensation foi orvlcos ordered for the United States , ogothor with the sum by thU sootlot cq'ilrcd to bo paid , amount In th < i ro ate to 25 per centum cf thi lula net Darning ! of said railroad nmpany fnr the year ending thi li' ot Daoombor next preceding Sow , it Is shown that to dutermlni hat will c institute 25 per centum o ho nototrnlngr , the amount duo foi cnUl aarvlcis must be ascertained nd the question as abore atatid 1 ending for judicial dotormln tlon as to rntoa whicl rill constitute "reasonable com' ansatlon. " Any claim , there ore , of the govermout for immediati ayment under the Thurnun act must bo based upon the ooojaotan r npot. the rate of allowance for pos al oervho fixed by the postofiieo do artmotit , whlah the supreme conr an rejected , or npon the allowano or service at express rates , as olalmei iy the company. Adopting the rate hns claimed by the company , tbo dl eotors have caused an account to b tated for the entire period after tbi "hurtnan act took effect , down to Do ember 31st , 1832 , the period at whlcl ho acaount transmitted by yon ends which account it will furnish yon 1 ou detiro , This account shows tha ho whole amount due for posta ervloes during the period and upon th irlnclples above stated Is , $4.650,027 eduotlng from this the amount o _ ostal service as fixed by the depart ment under the rules applicable to al thor roads , ( (1 911,138) ) , leaves the um In dispute between th jmpiny and the government or this period , $2,738,889 I i to bo noted that your account doe not credit to $09,398 paid in by th ompany in July , 1881 , and referre < o in your letter , She sum statei , bave , (2,738,889) ( ) it will bi oen is far in excess oi th < alance due the government a tatcd in your letter , ( without tak ng Into account the $828,890 dm he company for postal services prlo o the Thurmin act as above , and i coins hardly reasonable to rcqulr he ojmpany under these clronra taucea to pay the bilanco thus claims yon until the qnestlobs In contra orsy can bo judiciously settled up n submitting this their view , th . [ rectors ask that any error of prlncl ile or detail , if such be found , may b olnted cnt by yen and the tatue wll ecelvo their respectful considers Ion. " ( Signed ) SIDNEY DILLON. The above letter has boon refem o the commissioner of railroads. THE BORDER BUNGLE , IpecUl Dlfpitch to Tux Du. PECIMENS OF UEPUBLICAN DII'LO MACY. WASHINGTON , May 3 At th lexlcin legation some anxiety seers o be felt that the attitude of th ilcxlcan government la relation t rosslug the border by United State roops In pursuit of hostile Indian ihould bo correctly stated. It I thought that ( ho circumstances nndc which orders were Issued last Sitni day to General Crook , notifying hli o adhere strictly to the terms of th ionventlon between the two countries have not been fully explained , an that the Impression may bo create hat the application of this govornmec or a modification of the conventio was made some time ago and refuse at a critical moment , when Crook ha crossed the border. ' 1 ha circumstance ! as they were explained to the assoclat ed press reporter , who called at tt location to-night , ire as follows : 0 the 29.h of July , 1882. the Unite States government proposed a modl cation of the agreement of Jaly , 1881 which were In substance that con minders of the Unitnd States an Mexican troops be authorized t change the terms of agroemant who 'a their judgement ic was advisable so that the coiannndor of either arm might cro9i the border with h troop ] to attack hostile ladlans at at time. Soaor Hmoro , Mexc3 ! minister hero , cabled the tern of the preposition to hli govon mont and on the 26 h received a answer that the goveri. ment signed ; this city the agreement with tl United States government , by virti of which rrgalar troops of each coui try were authorized to pass over tl border Into the territory of the otb in pursuit of hoitllo Indians nnd cartaln limitations , which were at tl tlmo thought convenient and dcsirab by both contracting parties. On tl 24'.hot April , 1833 , the sUta depai ment received through the logatli here , a communication from the Mo ban government that it was reat to consider all modlficatlo proposed by the Ualted States , an accept such as , in their opinion , we calculated to attain the object of th agreement , which , as they nude stood It , was the speedy destruction hostile Indians It Is explained th the Mexican constitution requires tl consent of tha Mexlcin senate to pa : ing of foreign troops through Mei : cau territory , the same formality b ing necssiry for ratification of a treat the Mexican executive not being 01 powered to act in either cajo wltho tha approval of the senate. No Information has been reclv at the legation of the crossing of Qe Crook's forces , but It Is thought th are already In Mexico and that Qe Crook's movement was the result of mutual agreement between him a : the Mexican commander , nnder whlc It is held , the former has been able enter Mexico with the consent of t Mexican and co-operation of Mexlc troops. The opinion Is also exproesod at the legation that failure tf the Mexican government to accept Immo dlatoly the modlfisatlon of the pro posed agreement by the United Statei will not interfere with the success ol Oen. Crook's operation ! against the Indians ANOTHER HOOK CLAIM , An Important question , concerning ymont to the Pacific railroad corn- antes for government transportation , now before the first comptroller oi ho treasury , and an answer is ex- ooted at an early day , The question i whether the earning ] for suet ransportatlon on subildized lines etuod md oparated by the Paolfn ; allway companies , can bo lawfullj ithholdis ( la now the practice of thi roasury department ) or whether thi mounts shall be paid to the com antes In cash The attorney genera as given an opinion that the portlor f their earnings derived from gov- rnment transportation on nnsnbai- izsd loosed Unas must bo paid Ir ash and cannot bo legally withhold "ho question at Issue Involves a largi U31. WASHINGTON , May 3 It Is nnder teed that Secretary Folger will ver eon Issue a circular of Instruction i .ho . proper cffioora directing tha money duo the branch lines cf anbsld ; allroads must bo paid. It appears th " ftclQc railroad * applied to th iresldont to have 'ho mono ; iald to them nnder a doolsloi f the supreme court am 10 referred the matter to the attorne ; general for an opinion , A loarnoi > plnion of Browster Is that the road must pay. The opinion was sent t < Folger and the latter will act npon i at once as above indicated. The aotloi will result In the pay mont to the Oantra " "aclfio " and Union Pacific railroads o vast sum of money running away u [ nto the millions. Ever since tb Thnrmtn act went into effect , nudei which the Pacific roais were ohargac 25 p3r cent of net earnings to satlsf ; he demands of the government i his pirtlonlar the tax has been ver , unsatisfactorily collected. CAPITOL MOT 8. ipiclftl Dlipktctes lo Tui ln. UOMEUO'S HEALTH. WASHINGTON , May 3 Ovlng t tad health , Sonar M Romery , Mox ! an minister , has decided to spend th lummer traveling in Europe. Th eoretary of the legation will ramili aa charge d'alFilra ad interim. LOGAN'S FAVOHITE. It Is understood S mater Losan ; i urging the appolntmeut of A. C. Mai howa , of Illinois , as commissioner o nternal revenue. THE IlEFOUMEBS , Civil service commissioner * Eito and Gregory hold a long conferenc with Postmaster Gancril Groiham tc day respecting civil service ru'et ' Dr. Gregory made an examination c ' ; ho records of the nppoiutmoii division with a view to famlliarlzln himself with the methods of makln appointments In that department. 1 uuliratood similar visits will b made by the comrnlsalonera to othe ixecntivo departments , THE HAWAIIAN MINISTER authorizes a denial of the publlshc statement that the Hawaiian govern ment had adopted laws forbidding th 'nndlng of Chinese in that count ] Ho says hlu government has pr < eated against the embarkation c Chinese and Uoug Kong and otht ports for the Hawaiian Islands , an has given notice that atops will b taken to prevent their landing , CROOK'S WHEREABOUTS , The war department has not as yc received from General Crook a ropl to the telegram sent him by Get Sherman on the 28h ultimo , nor ht any official Information been receive 'n regard to his having crossed Int Mexico. Tno press reports that h had passed the boundary line befoi the cautionary telegram could hav reached him are , however , fully cred 'tod at the department. BUYING IIULLION. The treasury department to-da purchased 385,000 ounces of silver fc delivery at Philadelphia , New Orlear and San Francisco mints , IN THE STAB UOUTE T1UAL , Bliss continued to address the jar ; "If Dortey was an Innocent man , said ho , "why did ho continue Rjrde in his cmploymant af'.er ho discovore his charao'er ? Wny did ho seek I compound felony with him to prove : him from testifying Instead of dofyic him to do the worst ? ' Bliss admtttc that thogovermant witness Moore w : not a rain of the highest style , bi asked If it was natural that contraoto will employ men of high character I do illegal work ? Shipping Nowi. SpecUl Dlip&tcbca to Tui Uii. NEW YOKK , May 3. Sailor , fro Bremen , Waesland , from Antwerp. LONDON , May -Bohemia , Brlst and Fdldft , from Now Ynrk ; Hohoi zillern. from Baltimore ; Pruulai from Boston , hive arrived out HAMBURG , May 3 The stoarai Africa , Oipt. Oacholtz , Now YTor March 27 , for Lslth and Hamburg , considered lost. LONDON , Miy3 The bark Nicosl which arrived in Bremen April 2 reports that she spoke the steam Habsbnrcr from New York , April for Bremen , previously spoken wl reported that she had a abaft disable The Habiburg reported all wo weather fine at the iirnc. A War-nine to Offlolal Thieves. Spe lal Dispatch to Till Uii. BU/FALO , May 3 Joseph Bor formerly city treasurer , and late convicted of misappropriation of t city bonds , was sentenced thlr metIng Ing to five years at hard labor at t Auburn state prison. Bain Ball. SpecUl Dispatches to Tai En. DETKOIT , M y 3. Detroits 1 , 01 cages 10. CLEVELAND , May 3. Clevelauda Bnlhloa 1 , NEW YORK , May 3. New Yorks ] Bostons 9. PHILADELPHIA , May 3. Phllod phlas C , Providence 24. "COME BACK TO ERIN. " Sheridan , Walsh and Ho , One Badly Wanted in Dublin. England Bounds American Sen timent Before Asking Extradition. No Demand for Their Persons Yet Made But Momen tarily Expected , True Bills for Murder Evolved by a Oastle Drammed Jury. A Lively Talk With Sheridan and Wftleh and the Let ter's Counsel. T "Which It Addid a Variety of Old "World News , THE DUBLIN TRIADS. Special Dlspatcriei loTni Dm. WASHINGTON , May 3. There is no trnth In the London rumors that the United States government consented to extradite Tynan , Walsh and Sheri dan. The department have not re ceived any communication upon the subject. NEW YORK , May 3. The Express says the neccessary alii davits to secure the extradition of Tynan , ( So. 1. ) have boon hero for nearly two weeks. A diligent search for Sheridan and Walsh , who have boon indicted in Dublin for the murders of Cavendish and Bnrka , wore mide to-day , but neither could bo found , NEW YORK , My 3 John Welsh , who was seen by a Tribune reporter tvnlght said : "I am of course not guilty of any connection with the Phooulr Park murders , If I could have obtained a fair trial In Dablln before an Impartial jury I should never have loft England. But in Dablln at present on the testimony of perjured informers they could as easily find an Indictment against yon as against mo for complicity In the Phoonlx park mnraers. We are used to that sort of that thing in Ireland. " A World reporter asked Sheridan : 'Dj you regard the murder of Oivon- dish and. Barko a * political offanse ? ' Sheridan replied , "I do not think anybody should think otherwise. The government officials themselves admit It to be a political offense. Trovclyan , ohlof secretary for Ireland , in ono of hU speeches , raid it wan ono of the first political offoneos over committed lu Ireland and If ho regards It ai a political offense I am willing to accept him ns suflijiont authority on the sub- jaot at leant Certainly no person can bo extradited from this country fjt a political offense. " The World reporter called on Alex ander Sullivan , of Chicago , president of the IrlshNatlonal League of Amor lea , and asked what action , If any , the Laagne wonld take officially If a demand mand was made for the extradition of John Walsh , P. J. Sheridan and Pe ter Tynan. "I don't see , " answered Sullivan , promptly , "that any action In those cesea will come within the province of the Laagne. Whatever assistance may bo rendered to these gentlemen In defending themselves , if defense - fenso bo necessary , by a de mand for their extradition , will donbtlois come from private sources , and I have no doubt but that from private sources abnn- dance of aid will bo given them , but it will readily bo seen If tha league were to begin taking action In cases oi this character Its tlmo and resources would soon be demanded In many matters entirely extraneous to its platform and not Included In the principles npon which It was organlzad. My Individual opinion is there are cases which come clearly under the head of political offenses , and England herself has established a precedent hlch shonld govern us in deal- line ; with these cases. The Orslnl caeo Is an Illustrative ono. In the so cases it seems ae though much stronger evidence shonld bo required than that already made public to justify tbo extradition of these men. I think the govern ment of the Ualted States should uol surrender npon any demand from England for the extradition cf anj man or any number of men on the ovidoncu of informers , who cofjEt themselves to bo deliberate perjuron and assassins. " To B question of Tha World reporter porter "Dj you think the EnglUt government will succeed in obtaining your extradition from this country ? John Walsh answered , ' I do nol know what the American Government may do In the mi ter. I thought the Investigation at Paris proved my in nocence conclusively. I thought wboc I came to thli country I would bo so cure. I would not care at all if the ] would only bring the Informers ovei to this country and try mo here wltl an American juigo and jury , but the mere f tot of my being tried in Dablli will convict mo , aa they have tin happy faculty of convicting anybod ] they want to , I can procure thi most convincing ovldonco that I wa In a small village lu England at thi tlmo of the Dablln tragedies. " To same reporter P. J. Sherldai said ; "This action of the governrnen " throws no now light on the subject , . Tao application was made before fa e my extradition , and as I stood then stand now , fearless of any efforts thn may bo made against me by England Any tlmo the United States court cill on mo to make a defensa I wl ! be found oeady , " Sheridan said , In answer to quei lions as to his whereabouts at the tint of the Phwalx park murders , that b ) i wonld state that when the props time comes , The Phoonlx park mu ! dors were called a political offdni by Trevelyan and ho so consldere loin. No ono , ho said , was loss con ernod ( than himself by this now do nand for him. Ho thought ho h c atoly booj ahadowed by a m n whoa 10 took to bo a detective. lie doei ot Intend to leave Now York. Gen. linger A. Pry or , who , wltb den. Butler , has charge of Shorldan'i aso , s id all the facts have boon gone vor carnfally and no ground for ex- radltlon could bo found. O'Donovan Ross * said the English man who goes to Ireland to govern ionld bo killed or hanged , If he onld go oyor to Ireland now and kill no of Ibd prominent English states- non ho wonld bo glad to come back leto and admit It. Now that true bills for mnrdei mvo boon found , It Is considered nc onger open to the United States tc efnao extradition of Sheridan , Wolst nd Tynan , It Is believed Tynat will tnrn Informer. LONDON , May 4 , The Times says I the demand of Tynan , Waleh nik herldan bo made , It will bo based or jo charge of general consplraoj which must bo hold to wear a politics speot , but on specific criminal aconsa ion. ion.DUBLIN DUBLIN , May 3. James Mallet was arraigned this morning on a chargi f conspiracy to murder and ploadoc ullty. William Mooney also pleaded nllty to a ohargo of conspiracy tc murder. Siversl other men charged with the same oflenso are also expoct- d to plead guilty. Lawrence Ilanlar was next arraigned on a charge of at emptlng to murder , Duunls Field ileadod not guilty and his trial wa ; > ojznn. The grand jury have returned true Ills against Tynan , Walsh and Sherl n for murder , and against Fi'zharrli s accessory after the fact , All ol aeso men are supposed to bo It .merlca , and It is understood thi English government will demand tholi xtradltlon. LONDON , May 3. The rumor pro alls hero that the United States gov rnmont has consented to oxtntdlti 'ynan , Walsh and Sherman. DUBLIN , May 3. The erand jar ; iave "also found true bills agaius Edward O'Brien and Edward McCaf rey for participation In the marden f Cavendish and Burke. GENERAL , FOREIGN NEWS , pedal Dlip&tch to Tni llii. LONDON , May 3. The commons 92 to 289 , refused the affirmation bll second reading. Offing to its reaction action Bradlaugh intends to admtnls er the oath of oilica to himself , Thi Xtlly News says by the rejection o bo bill the forces of bigotry and In olorance have triumphed. Fifty Iris ] nembora voted against the bill. Th 'imea says it is to bo regretted th irndont and conclusive solution of ored In the affirmation bill was no mpportod by a majority of th loasa. Frco Miion'a hall , Qieon street. . > nrned to-day. All Insignia , furnl are and paintings were destroyed Among the paintings wore portraits c II > sst grand masters. Thu loss i mosV'i'y liruparablo. Priaatgato street , Peterborough was partially blown up last night ilroat alarm was caused by the explo Ion , as it was thought to bo the worl f dynamiters , but it Is now bollevei hat It was duo to the ignition of ca a the sewer under the street. Th lonaes on the street wore much dam god.A . A telegram has been received a 3alro from Colonel Hicks , reportin ) hat on the 29th ult. he had an en ; 8g3mont with 5,000 rebels , Tai ) aitlo , which lasted ha an hoar osalted In the defeat of the rebels with 500 killed , Including the lienten nt general of Elmahdt , the FASI ! 'rophot. The Egyptian losses wen slight. Hicks praises the gallantrj o ? the Egyptian troops. The lower house of the Austria ! elchrath adopted a bill fixing th minimum force of Austrian laudwohr , exclusive of that of Tyrol , at 138,00 ! men , and authorizing the formation o ho landwohr cavalry. The moasur nvolves nn increase of the mlltar ; ludgot < f ono million florins. The presence of Prince Blsmark a he soiree given by the minister o orcign affairs further shows th gronndleisness of the reports that iiflferouca existed between the prlno and the minister. The Dinlsh Arctic expedition ha started for Greenland for the pnrpos of exploring that country. LONDJN , May 3. The weekly stttt montof the Bank of England show decrease of bullion of 17o,00 ( L'ho proportion of the bank reserve t lability of 311 1C per cent. LONDON , May 3 Gallaghar , Wll son , Tnrtin , Annbargh , Whltohoa md Dalton , the men charged wit' reason aud felony , in oannootloi with the dynamite conspiracy , wet again arraigned this morning , The were remanded for another week. THE FODDER LAND. A EURO Cattle Ranuo Purchased 1 Nebraska. Special Dispatch to Tin Hss. LINCOLN , Nob. , May 3 , The Pra & Ferris cattle company and the Coi verso cattle company , of Wyomlni liavo purchased twonty-fivo thonsar acres of land In Boone and Plat counties , from John R , Clark , of th city. Tuoso lands formerly belong ! to th Burlington & Missouri lai grant , and will bo used for catt ranges. Y llow Fover. Spcchl Dlipitch to Till IIn AUSTIN , Tex , , May 3. There considerable apprehension on t ! lower Rio Grande regarding yolk fever , Governor Ireland recalved telegram from the chamber of coc tneroe , of Matamoras , Mox. , advlslr that should quarantine be nocessa this season , that the station bo esta lished at Bagdad Instead of Browt vlllo. The governor directed t health officer at Brownsville to consi with the Mexican authorities on t subject. Pfl&HIBITED PORK. The Method of Retaliation Point ed Ont by a Gorman Editor , Adulterated Wine and Dyed Box Furnished a Plan of Action , The Intorait Aronied by MlnUter Sargent' * Report , SptcUl Dispatch to Till BRI CHICAGO , May 3 Slnoo the publi cation of Minister Sargent's commu nication to this government concern ing the prohibition of Importation of American poik Into Germany , public Interest on the subject has been aroused afresh , and the questions In volved are being urged answ In the press of this and other countries. Hermann ll ster , editor of The 11 llnols Staats Zaltunp , this morning , In reply to a reporter's request for an In terview , said : "Had It not been for the pig headed stupidity of American pork packers , such a prohibition would never have gene Into effect , The Staats Zjltung months ago urged them to have measures adopted to prevent If , but because the price of pork was jaat at the tlmo high enough hero not to make the German market of any great account to them , they would not take any tronblo In the matter and allowed the measures there to be completed and put into force , and now they find themselves effectually cut off from that market. If you want to know how I feel about prohibition I will toll yon that a few weeks before congress adjourned at the last session , I had resolutions in troduced which , had they been passed , would have prevented any such legislation In Germany , but there was not time to get them through , and congress adjourned without anything being done , The resolutions were to the effect that the president shonld bo empowered , In case any foreign csuntry prohibited the Importation of American products before the meeting ot the next con gress , to retaliate by prohibit ing the Importation of the products of that country. It would not have required any legislation by congress to have pre vented the Gorman law from being passed. A more throat of retaliation would have been sufficient to ha\e prevented any such laws being ever thought of. It would bo enflblont foi this government to say , "Yon have prohibited Importation of our pork , now wo are going to retaliate by pro hibiting the Importation of all youi exports. " But if a pretext Is wanted It la not Decennary to institute auj investigation. Their own courts for ulsh evidence enough that some o ! their wine Is adulterated and thai should be sufficient to warrant prohi bitlon of It all. It wonld enough foi the government to say "Some of yoni hosiery contains poisonous dye : and wo mean to protect oni people against danger from then : by total prohibition of their Importa tions. " The German government very well jknow that any trichinae they have In Germany they got icoai German snlce. I look upon theii action as an Insult to this country , Tao position taken by Sargent ha ; boon mine tor years past and Presi dent Arthur should give him hit hearty co-operation. I am not lawyei enough to know if the president hai power to Issue n proclamation , on hit own authority , prohibiting Importa tlon of any thing which might bo dan gerons to the lives and health of oui people , but I think ha has , and if he has I am In favor of him using it with out waiting for the next meeting o congress , to take any stops in the matter. " HOOQISII SENSATIONS. WASHINGTON , May 3. Ministo ; Sargent writes the department of stati from Bjrlln , under date of April 13 that In consequence of reports pub llshed In the continental press , tha an alarming outbreak of trichinosis caused by eating American pork , hai occurred among the carrlson at Tilsit Germany , he had instructed the near est consular oilicor to make nn invostl gallon and report the facts. The pub llshed statements were positive as ti the sonrco of the disease and statoi that 13 deaths had already occurred On examination It was found that ! cases tf trlcbl lotis occurred among th soldlera of the garrison t Tilsit , all vo ; slight , ami all persona attic ted hai been restored to health. The mea which produced the dleoiBO was no Issued to the ooldlers In their garrlsoi rations , atd beyond that there was u evidence whatever as to its origin The general surgeon of the first arm ; corps aud the mayor of Tilsit said I was impossible to obtain any proof ate to whether the pork was native or foi olgn ; all that was known was that th soldiers attacked had obtained mea ontsido of the garrison and probabl from their relations in town. It i probable the moat was the native ra product , BO largely consumed amen the lower classes In Germany , Hich License in Dm Special Dispatch to Tui bB . DES MOINES , May 3. The saloor are atlll closed with no present proi poet of opening. The keepers hm asked the council to grant the prlv logo to soil whisky , In which case the would take out licenses , This wou bo a violation of the state law ar was not considered by the connc The saloons have entered Into a con pact not to take out licenses , hoplite to frighten the onmcll by loss revenue , but the mayor and oouni are firm , The probabilities are that limited number of saloons will p $1,000 license and open up. Mexican Public Worki. Special Dltpatch to Till tin. MEXICO , May 3 , The Rovornme has made a contract with Batte , Oa & Co. , of Franco , for harbor lmpro\ merits at Vera Cruz. The Northwest breakwater will bo completed In five years and all work will bo finished In twelve yean. The government will pay the contractor 10.047,000 Mexican silver dollar * In weekly payments of $10,000 as the * ork proceeds. The official journal , In connection with the proposed foreign loan , defends vigor ously the financial policy of the gov- ormout , maintaining It would bo falio economy to suspend productive public work , especially the Tohauntopoo railroad , which Is of notional impor tance and making satisfactory progress since the government undertook Its construction. TELEGRAPH NOTES. Special Dispatches to Tin Hi * . U In denied nt ttie headquarters of the Lake Shore road In ChlciKO that any en gineers nt that end of the line hnvocoised work owing to tha announcement of changes ID the fcnle of prices , The St. AlnansVt ( ) Iron and atcel mills hnvo filed n petition of Insolvency. Liabilities , $50,000 ; assets , $ U ,000. The steamer Hraunichwelg , from Ura- men , landed 1,170 Immigrants nt Ualtl- more yesterday. Horses veraua liloyclon In liontnn : Sere at the end nt the fourth day Hones G23 , bicycles GOD. Articles of Incorporation of the Mlnno- npollc , St. Paul and Sea Coast railway , capital $15,000.000 , were filed with the Mlnneso.n secretary of state. While the men were coming up from work In I ho Vale mine , near Halifax , last even ni ; , the roue broke and the boxes went down , killing six men. Orrin F. Smith , paper manufacturers' agent , New York , has fallad and disap peared. His liabilities are reported at from $15,000 to $50,000. Creditors are at work on the books. BOLD ROBBERY. An Army Paymaster Believed of $15,000. Special DIsratch to Tin DEI. SAN ANTONIO , Texas , May 3. General - oral Augur and othir army officers at the military headquarters received In formation of a reported robbery of Major Wasson , paymaster of the army. Their figures , however , place the amount at $15,000 , Instead of (24,000. Gen. Augur has couQdenoa that the robbers will be caught and the money secured. A dispatch re ceived this morning states that one party , supposed to bo Implicated In the robbery , was arrested by Sheriff Shackel , Ford county , near Shackel * ford , beyond Fort Divls , who now halda him for Identification. The ormer paymaster at Fort Worth atcs that while ho was pay- natter there ho was continually dcg- ad by a low gang , members of hlch uera nlvvaja onfclils track , no ould not go from the ollica to the ank cr from the bank to the railway ithout bolcg followed. It is sup- osed this was the same gang who ommltted the present robbsry. lajor Waeacn was held in the high- t esteem by follow officers and there , s not the sllghcst ( suspicions In re- nect to him , The government recently purchased brty acres of land adjoining the pros- at site of the military depot aud will eon beglu the expenditure of 200.OCO in the erection of a handsome tvelvo company post and beautifying ho grounds for drill and parade and urotshlng It with all the requisites or comfort and convenience , as well ,3 ornament. Fifty Tboninnd Squandered- peclal Dispatch to TUB list. NEW YORK , May 3. Thomas B , 'heby , for some time superintendent f tholnyo Consolidated Mining and illlllng company , was arrested In an ctlou fjr the recovery of $50,000 Alleged to have baon converted to his wrt use. It is claimed after the par- til destruction by Cro of the mill and nachinory of the company In Inyo lounty , California , Pheby was com' missioned to collect the Insurance in an Francisco , come here ani turn iver all the money In his possession olonglng to the company ; that no tatod bo collected 875.0CO and rx- ended $59,000 , but snbioqnontly r'- nltted his expenditures were but $ ! ( ) . 00 , and promised to refund the differ- OOP. Bo failed to do this , hone his rrost. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Four Pursons Killed. peclal Dispatch to Tui lisi. DfcTiioir , May 'i This afternoon train on the Detroit & Lansing rail- ad , near Howard City , struck a wagrn on a crossing , kllHog three women and a man named Johnson. ? hn team was rune log away. The nglnoor could not see them enc c mint of a deep cut. PROBABLY NEVER in the history of proprietary medicines lias , my article met success at home cmiM to tliat \lilcli lias been poured upon Hoon's SAIISA- I'Aisiu.A. Wliy , such has been the success of this article , that neaily c\cry family In hole neighborhoods ha\o been taking It at the same time. I'.vciy week brings new e\l- dence of the wonderful curative properties ol .his medicine. * Combines the ' BEST llemcdlcs ft / / ot thu vegetable Sarsapanlla * ' " * > . r such propoitlon as to derive their greatest medicinal effects with the least dlstuibanco to the whole sys tem. In fact this preparation Is so well bal anced In Its action upon the alimentary canal , the liver , the kidneys , the stomach , the bowels and the circulation of the blood , that It brings about a healthy action of the cntlio human organism , that can hardly bo credited by those \\lio have not seen the re markable results that ha\o followed Its use. If the Sarsapaillla docs not piovo sufficient ly laxallvp , take a few dosps of HOOD'S Vio- ITAIII.I : 1'n.i.M. It Is well In all cases of biliousness to take these pills In connection ulth thu Karsaparim for thu Hist ten days. That dull , hleepy , sick feellnuran bo wholly oicicomo by the u o of these remedies. Will > ou gl > u them u trial and to yourself again ? An cx-aldciman of this city says of Hood's Barsaparllla , " It Is the strongest Sarsapa- rllla IcM-rsaw. " Kach dollar bottle contains ono hundred ( averages ) doses. Sold by all druggists. Trice ono dollar , or six for fl\e dollars. Hood's Sarsaparllla , prepared only byO. I. HOOD & CO. , Apothecaries , Lowell , Mass. HOOD'S TOOTII-POWDEU.