Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 29, 1886, Image 1

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Joflerson Davis Says the Spirit of Southern
Liberty Is Not Dead ,
General Gordon Reviews tlioTjnto tin-
pIcnBrtntnoHB From the Stand
point of the Last Cause "With
Bluilstlcs and Comments.
"Wrapped In the Mnntcl
Moxino\iuiiY , Ala. , April 33. To-day will
ever bu memorable In the history of Alabama.
Every locality was represented , and many
adjacent towns and villages pouted their on-
tlio population Into tlio streets. Atau eaily
hour the sidewalks weto so densely packed
that locomotion was dtftlcult. It rained all
night , and poured down unlit 10 o'clock.
The entlio city Is gaily decoiated.and . the city
hall has United States ling ? lluttcrlne out
of every window. Pictures of confederate
geneials aio fastened to the oittsido walls ,
while the names of many of them appeared
on stieamcrs. Tlmcapttol was beautifully
decoiated. Fiom tlio topmost point on the
high dome , towering for above everything in
tlio city , lloatert thestais and stilpos. Tlio
entile front was co\errd with stieauiers of
many devices , while there were suspended
along ( lie front columns Immense federal
Hags , reaching down almost to the heads
of the speakcis. The scenes around
Mr. Davis this morning , and
then gieat doslio to see and shako him by
the hand , are Indcsctlbable. The people
wcio literally packed In the Exchange , and
It was with difficulty that there was entrance
and exit. They wanted to sco their old
president , and nothing would satisfy them
until they had done so. Being feeble , It was
moicthaii he could stand , and hu had to ic-
PiomptlyatS o'clock , Davis , cscoitcd by
Mayor Iteese , Governor O'Neill , and ox-Gov-
ernoi Watts , formerly of his cabinet , stopped
fiom the hotel and entered a cairiuiro. Tlio
shouts of the multitude as he was seen to
emerge tiom the hotel weic louder than ever
befoio heard In this city. The iiextcauiago
contained Genoial John B. Gordon and Cap
tain W. L. Biagg , Miss Winnie Davis ,
youngest daughter of Mr. Davis , and Miss
llcese , the mayor's daughter. Other eauiages
followed with tuistces of the .monument
association and governor's s , rvf. | , ( Amid
wavlnc hats and handkeichleW , bo'imiiii ; of
cannon , playing bands , music and excited
shouts , abcene was presented raiely wit
nessed In any country , the dcmonsti.ition
being In honor of a man piesciibed by tlio
United States government and as a tiibuto to
tlio dead soldicis ot the cause that was lost.
The loule of the procession was about half a
mile long. The avcnuo Is very wide , but tlio
crowd , when It began to move , was packed
fiom one side to tlio other.
AVhon the proccssioji ailived at the capital
cate , the way was cleiued for Mr. Davis , the
military being formed so as to pievent over
running the building and grounds before ho
reached the place. Ho was scaled near the
hlstoiiospotho occupied Februaiy 18 , 1801.
Anungcd in front was a place for the picss ,
: iud on the sides and In tlio icar of Mr. Davis
weiotlie members of the various organisa
tions Inteicsted In the building of the mon n
nicnt which It Is proposed to eiect on the hill
Immediately noith of the capltol. The
people , men , women and children , were
packed from the steps to the fiont gate , and
while It was impossible for a gieat pait ot
them to hear , they stood In their places out
of respect for Mr. Davis , and a dcsho to see
him ,
When order had boon secured , Mayor
Iteeso advanced to thu stage and said : "My
countiymcn It is with profound emotions I
present to you tlio foremost type of southern
manhood , Honoiablo Jcffeison Davis , ox-
president of the Oanfederato States of Amer
ica. "
The scenes hcietoforo enacted were gone
o\vr as Mr. Davis advanced , and It was some
minutes bcfoic ho could mocecd. It was tlio
Hist time that thousands In the ciowd had
HCOII him since his arrival , It being Impossi
ble for all to leach him p3rsonaily nt the
hotel. The shouts finally dylnir away , Mr.
Davis , leaning on his cane , with a fedeial
flag Hying over him , and the confederate
veterans bufoio him , who had come hiin-
dieds oC miles to see and hear him , in a clear
linking voice , showing the deep Intensity of
his feelings , but without a tiemor or pause
except when Interrupted by the shout of his
heaiers , bald :
Jly friends , it would bo vain if I should at
tempt to expiess to you tlm deep gratification
1 feel at thK dcmonstiallon , But 1 know It
Is not personal , anil , tlieiofoio , 1 feel moio
deeply giatllled becaiibo It Is a sentiment Jar
dearer to mo limn myself. You have passed
thuiugh the teirlblu of war which Ala
bama did not beck. When she felt her
wiongs too gilo\ous for further toleration ,
Flie sought a peaccablo solution. That
being denied her , the thunders of
war came ilnglnc over the land.
"TThoix her people rose in their
majesty. Gray bailed sceis and beardless
bojs eagerly inshcd to thoftont , It wastliat
war which cliilbtlanlty alone appiovcd
"holy war lordefeiibe. " Well do I lemcmber
seeing vourgentln boys so Miiall , to use a
tin inert ) phrase , they might have been called
"nerd coin" moving on with eager step and
feailebsbrow to thocainlviil of death. And
1 luuoaKo looked upon them when their
Knapsacks and muskets seemed heavier than
the bo\B , and my ocs , mi taking of a
mothrrh weakness , filled with team. Those
days have passed. Many of them have found
namelcbs graves , but they are not dead.
They live In memoiy , and tliolr spirits stand
out In thu grand icburvu of that column
which Is marching on with unfalteiini ; stops
toward the goal of constitutional libeity.
[ Apphiiibe. ]
Itweioln vain If I should attempt , as I
have alicady said , to express my grutltudo to
jou. 1 am fitniidliiK now very neaily on thoM
M > ot where I took the oatli of ollico in UGl.
Your demonstration now exceeds that which
welcomed me then. This shows that the
spliitofKouthi'iii ' Illicit ) ' is not dead. [ Long
and continued applauso.J Then you weio
lull of jo > ous hopes. You had ovmy piob-
peet of nchlovhiL' all you deshed. And now
) ou lira wrapped In the mantle or legiet.
And jet that icu'iut only nuiiii-
icita moro piofoumlly , and does not
obllteiate , the cxpiesslon of your
KJiitiiueiits. I felt last night , as I apjnoached
the IXcliango hotel , fiom tlio irallery ot
which jour necilebs orator , William L.
Yiiney , Intioduced mo to the citizens of
Moutgomciy and commended mo in language -
guago which only his eloquence could yield ,
and which far exceeded my merit ; I felt , I
ray again , that 1 was comluir to my home
coming to a land whoie liberty dies not
and to see yon. Sentiments will llvo for
ever. [ Applause. ! I lm\o been piomlsed ,
my fi lends , that I should not bo called upon
to make a speech , and , tlunefoie , I will only
extend to you my heartfelt thanks. God
bless jou , ono and all , old men and boys ,
nnd the ladles above all others , who never
lalteicd in our dliebt need. ILoud and long-
continued applause. ]
When ho n-tlred the shouts weie so long
and loud that Mr , Davis had logo to the fiont
again. Hu bowed his acKnuwlcdgeniontb
nnd thanks.
( Uneiuor O'Neill , when It was possible to
boheard. made a speech lefeiringto tbocauso
of thuuathciiiigaiid of thu lovunf thu people
lor the btatesmen and soldiers of the boutli ,
Mid intioduced General John B. Gordon , thu
orator sttcctcd to deliver the addiess , as In
Mr. Davis * feeble condition It was undei-
itood he could only speak a few minutes.
General Gordon'was waimly greeted vyhen
fco sttpjial to the front of the platfoim to ad
dress the assemblage. lie began by referring
to the memorable and historic fcatines of tlio
celebration historic , because on ground
where was horn "the Confederate
btatcs of America. " "Hern , amidst the
prayers and hopes the aspirations and ap
prehension sot a proud , brave , free and fice-
dom-lovlng people , was christened the young
republic , destined to only four yeais of me
teoric life ns n nation , hut to an eternity of
renown. Hero the chief executive of that
joung republic its first and its last president
called by the united voice of the leniescnt-
atlvcs of Ids people , modestly but llrmly ns-
mimed the stupendous responsibility of his
high office. 1 hu occasion was memorable be
cause the monument , tlio foundation of which
wo lay. will testify to future aires Alabama's
appreciation of tlio courage , fidelity , devoted
patriotism and self sacrifice of the bravest
and best of her sons. Should wo build no
monuments , write no histories , chcilsh no
memories of tlio men ami the deeds which
truthful history would make Immortal , we
would sap the most solid foundations ot our
manhood and bring ceitaln decay to the
patriotism of our people. The soldier or tlm
cm/on ot tlio noith or the south who would
fiown upon f-cenes like tills In cither section ,
who does not esteem the icnown won by
both at mies In the late war , as unilchmeiit ot
the history and aliment for the patriotism of
the whnfc people. Is natrow In conception
and jaundiced in vision.
" 1 am not of those who syinpithl7o with
the spirit of that narrow though patiiotlc
citl/cnof England who declaul that high
piaiseof the Homaiis was detiactlon of the
Biitons. Noi can I .siippicss contempt for
that myopic stutcsminshlp that political
amamosls In this counliy whicli bees In
meilted tributes to confcdei.dcs Implied de
traction of the vailous ledcials. On the
other hand I acknowledge Inferiority to no
man In admhatlou of the broad libetallty
which piomptcd the cllort of Chailes Sum-
ncr to stilko liom the Hags of the Union tlio
names of the battles between his estiangcd
and embltlcieil countrymen : yell subscribe
neither to its policy nor to Its justice. All
honor to the spirit of the man , who , facing a
slot mot political wi.ith , could ilso to the
lofty pmposc of dcstioylinr all mementoes of
iKiithciii tiluiuphovcrbouthcrii couutiyuieiil
All honor to the eloquent utterances by
which ho .sought to make practical his mag
nanimous conception 1 But I uttcilv dissent
from the opinion that such oblltei.itlon was
cither essential to the traternl/ation ot the
bectlons or just to the Inticpld aimles of the
union. Thu one thing essential to the man
hood and self respect , and , tlicieloro I icpaat.
to the patriotism ol the people , is that oxacti
historic justice shall bo meted out to each
aimy and all sections. Let malicious de
traction rcasc ; let envy which enslaves IK-
noble minds find no nlace In the breast ot
any lover of ti nth. 'With what measure ye
mete , it shall bu measured to jou again. '
Ajiibt appreciation of the motives that im
pelled and ot the hi'iolsm that sustained each
tnmy and section In their Titanic conlllct , Is
the symbol as well as sustenance ot pati lot-
ism. ciitlcism Is not only unpatil-
otlc it is iirational. Merited encomiums ot
southern hciolsm Is Implied eulogy ot noith-
em , which , inspired by
devotion to the union ot the
states. and sustained thiough pri
vations and blood by thu pro roundest con
victions , biought at last this lion-heaitcd sec
tion to deleat and suireniler. On the other
hand , laudations of the great commaudeis ot
the 'A i my of the Potomac' and their f < ai-
less followers and the monuments built to
their memoiy aie monuments also to Leo and
his baiclootand liuugiy heioes , who for lout
bloody years kept those vast numbers at bay ,
and in the space of three jcars defeated and
forced from the supicmo command at least
live ot these renowned federal captains.
"I am not hero to discuss the causes which
nccipltatcd the conflict. When all is said
Jiatcan bu said in justification or condemna
tion of the course i > nrsiied by either section ,
It Is sufficient lortho mnposu of this aijzu-
nicnt to icali/u that the south was driven by
her apprehensions , whether 111 or well
founded , to beck security under a separate
govciiiinont ; that she tlnew around that in
fant government a eoidon ot bioasts as de
voted and dauntless as over withstood thu
shock ot battle ; and with lavisu liberality
gave to Its defense her wealth and hei blood ,
her piaycis and her hopes , her manhood and
her womanhood , and yielded at last only
when exhausted in icsources , bleeding at
eveiy pine , paialy/ed and prostrate.
" 1 wisli to submit one rematkbefoic giving
the figures which evidence the enormous ex-
pcndituiu of blood and treasure by both sec
tions in their memorable stuicgle. These
statistics unlnipeaclied and unimpa'-sioned ,
establish beyond dispute the fact that theio
was an exhibition of marvelous hciolsm b > the
south. They aio also most emphatic tiibutes
to thopeislstcnt and indomitable will and
coinage of the noith. While we aio entitled
to claim the ciedlt due on account of thu
great disparity in numbcis and resources
which these statistics show , wo must concede
to the north the credit of having
Deemed the vlctoiy while waging an offensive
waifaioa-raiiibt Interior lines of defense.
From tlio day of our sunendcr , my earnest
desire has been , and Is now , to speal ; and act
with justice to both armies and sections , and ,
to thu utmost ot my ability , aid in piomoting
couliality , rcciurocal le.spcct and confidence
thioughoutoiir leunltcd country , The citi
zen who at this day cannot discuss the facts
withnutpie-judlco Is n paitlsan and not a
patilot or else a patriot enslaved by his pas
sions. "
Thu speaker then lovlowcd the population
and wealth ot the states migagcd in that
mighty conflict. Tlio tliliteen soiithcin
states who soimht independence in icbcllion
embraced ntcriltoiy ot about KiJ,008 squaio
miles , possessing an aggiegatu wealth of
about sr > .030,000 ( , OJ. The northern bt.Ues
embiaceda teimoiy of over 3,000,000 .snuaro
miles , with an'airgiesato wealth of § 10,003-
OW.OOO. The jueater proportion of the south's
wealth was repiesemed In slaves , The south
ern states had a population of ll,4ilUthu ;
noith 1H.WU.IW. To add to tnlsdispailty
the southern states furnished the union
armies : x 0,000 mon. For the purpOse ot tians-
portiiu : and cuncentiutlni ; tioops and sup
plies the south hadU/JUU miles of railioad and
the noith 20C14. Establishments for the
imiiinfactuio of anny supplies in
the southern states ropicscnted in
capital Siai.SOT'.OSl ; | n t0 | | noith , ij 73fS'J.7 .
' 'Let It bo liuther lemombeii'd , " continued
the speaker , "that the movement was made
by thu IcadliiK southern states without an
oiganl/cd central govcinmcnt. without nn
ttimy or navy , practically without aims , aiso-
nals , nnimuiiitloii or aitlsatis. This cm-
biyonlc power of pooily aimed states was
tmtiiuonl/eil In the fnqnilencyof the move-
incut by a govcinmcnt tlioioughly oiganlzed
and equipped ; with at least thu nucleus ot an
army and navy ; with magazines , munitions
and maniifactoiles for supplying all the
Implements of war.
" \Vhon \ the futuio hlstoilan shall consider
thlsiemaikablu Inequality in teiritoiy , in
wealth , in means of fr.iiispoitation , In popu
lation l.-i all the circumstances suiiounjlng
the sections and when he shall add to these
tlm htlll moro btilklugdispaiitv In tlio num
ber of men unlisted uy each , no will bo lost
In ama/emcnt that the struggle could have
been piolonged to four years of southern
"Tho olllclal report from adjutant general's
office shows that thu number of men enlisted
In the union aiiiiies during thu war was
3b5'lUJ. ) The number enlisted In the south
ern aimles during the war. as estimated by
the war derailment , was about bOU.OOO num.
Placing these man against man bOO.003
against tlio bOO.OOO thcio was hurled against
the south moio than 3,000,000 of men in ex
cess of the numbers she had enlisted.
"Tin-so olllclal figuies , iilHolutely staitllng
in their dlspiopoitfon , will for over attest an
urnivaled couiaguaiulcoiibt'cnulon by south-
cm tioops. Let him who can , point to the
"To the philosophic statesman of the future
a most Interesting Held tor thought will be
found In Invebtlgatinp the source-of this
phenomenal power exhibited by the south.
Both aiHiics wcio composed piincipally of
frce-boin American cltucus. The tanks of
both weio largely lllleu by volunteeis and
not by 1'ieiteiiary liliclinus. Both' gave
allegiance to governments organised under
bliiillareoiibtltutlous , guaranteeing political
and religious liboity , tilal by juiy , taxation
only with presentation , and all the tuiida-
mentai ilghu of equality and icpubllcan
licedom. Both gathcied Inspiration tiom
the example of thu fathers. Both were Im
pelled by the authoritative sanction of a
genuine patiiotlsui ; and every soldier who
tell on cither bldo turned his palo face to
Heaven , n maityr to the light as ho under
stood it.
"It is necessary , theretore , to find in some
atlici and peculiar elements of power the ex
planation for this unexampled resistance
made by the south to ono of the most supcib
armies ever mustered for battle. Of the
same nice , born of ( a common * ancestry ,
roared under the same free Institutions , it
would have seemed safe to predict that with
he disadvantages under which the south la
bored she would bo compelled to surrender to
i foico not greatly superior to her own. It
s tine that the rural life ot the southern people
ple was tnomotlvo of individual Indcpen-
lence , ami this Independence was productive
if individual heroism , wlilcii wis ono of the
marked characteristics of the southern sol
dier. But on the other hand , the northern
soldier was moro vigorous In constitution ,
moro robust in physical energy , and was
rcaicd under a civilisation and domestic In
stitutions which developed , In a hichdcgicc ,
the virtue ot self reliance. Where , then , are
wo to find tlio explanation of tint astounding
fact that It required to defeat the south In
four vears an enlisted foice more than twice
as gieat ns the entire Prussian aimles which
In seven mouths overwhelmed and humil
iated France ? What Is the explanation , I
again Inquire , of the unexampled record
made by tlm southern armies' '
"It cannot bo attiibutrd to any want of
lilgh couiagu In the soldiers of the north. In
dependent of the exhibitions ot Individual
licioism by which all wcto liupiesved who
met them on the field , thu ratio of federal
losses In battlenscomp.ucd to the losses of
Einopean armies , the insulin : and oft-ie-
iieatcd onsets of noitlieiu phalanxes , with
fixed bayonets , against tlio walls of Hie from
southern guns , and over the bodies ot
their comrades , piled In gh-istly hecatombs
liufoie southern ports and bieastwoiks. bear
witness of federal courage and devotion
which nothing can ever impeach.
"In seeking tlio souii'o of this maivelous
exhibition of resisting power shown by the
south , It N proper to take into tlio account tlio
fact that she occupied the Interior lines ofdc-
feuse. But to my mind , theone snflicicntex-
planatton the 'causa causans' H to bn
found in the gieat , distinctive , piluml
tliotmhl that moved , dominated and inspired
this soutlioin people. If the not them soldier
was impelled by the thought that a disiuptlon
of the union endangered the nermanenco of
our tier institutions , and that to save the
union was to .save lepubllcan ftcedom on
this continent , the boutli was moved , on the
other hand , by obedience to 'Natuio's fust
law' the law of self-defense. It she thouuht
to sever her lelations with her sister states
of the w as In tlio belief that she would
find safety under a government of
homogeneous institutions. Her declaration
ot a desire for peace nnd for a continuance
of ftlcudly lelations was emphatic and sin
cere. If in tlio pioirrcss of succeeding war
she ciossedhcrbordeisand hoio her banner
uorthwaid , It was with the hope of foiclng
the withdrawal of ftderal foices iiotii her
teiiltoiy and ot compelling the iccognltlon
of her independence. The one-controlline ,
all-pervadlmr thought that throbbed thiough
oveiy llbio of the soutliein brain wastliat
the lights of the slates , tlm bcctnity of prop-
eity. ot lio'iicand of liberty , weio involved
hi the Issue. The spirit of defence , not of
defiance nor of conquest , neivcd her people ,
'fills was her panoply of power ; this the
tower of her amazing sticiiKth ; this the In
dividual inspiration that made of her Indi
vidual boldlois Individual heroes , who have
left a reeoul unequalled in the annals of war.
"But wo wcio not successful. Circum
stances decreed itotheivvise. Failure came
because success w as impossible. But deeper
ami more indelible than the sc.iis and Hues
left by war on the lace ot the countiy is the
impicss made by your valor on the paces ot
histoiy. A past so luslious , and a picsent so
full ot cncouiacomcnt aie piophctlc of a
biilllantfutiiie. "
Guneial Gordon's speech was received with
gicat ploasuie , nnd at many points he was
inteiinpted with appioving shouts of the
multitude. His tribute to the soldicis ot both
armies , and contempt for the men who would
attempt to detract from the valor ot either ,
received loug-coiitlnucd shouts of applause.
When Davis and others escoiting the
wrty had passed thiough tlio
inns , and reached the cairlages.
the vast thiong dispersed. From the capitol
portico the same scene was enacted as when
the pi ocession moved up the avenue. Davis
was carried to the city ball , wlicic a geneial
hand shaklne was Indulged In , the vast num
ber of calleis only permitting a moment to
Tills ended theday'sdemonstiations. Fully
20,000 people were on the stiucts and giounds.
To-moriow will bo another bis day. The
corner stone of the monument is to bo laid
with immessive ceremonies. The stone will
belaid by the Masonic fraternity , and Mr.
Davis will put It In place.
The Reports or the Senatorial [ iivcstl-
( latiiiff Committee.
Coi.ujmus , April 28. Tlio reports of the
investigating committee in the Hamilton
county senatorial contests have been com
pleted and an agieciuent entered Into by the
party sections of the committee that they
shall bo submitted to the senate to-moirow ,
bo pi luted and como up for final action next
week. The republican members review tho'
f lauds In Hamilton county In general and
concentrate on snecilic fiuuds claimed to
have been shown In the Fourth ward precincts
Sixth wardpicclnpts , Dand G and Ninth
waul precincts. These give the demociats
ISM votes and the republicans 17U. The
report shows by accumulated evidence that
thoictuins from these precincts are so pei-
ineated with fraud as to bo wholly vvoi thlcss ,
the agreement of the committee ot six , which
provided the committee should throw out
the whole vote in the precinct where thcio
was evidence of fiaud by oflicers of the elec
tionthat the entire vote of these four pieelncts
bo thrown out , thus cutting down
the vote of the democratic candidates Ib58
and tlio republicans candidates 17 ! ) , and elect
ing all republican senatoilal candidates. The
icpoit of tlio demociatic membcis claim thcio
were both democratic and lepuhllcan frauds
and states that under the second pioposltion
adopted by tlio committee of six , which pro
vided In precincts where frauds were com
mitted by others than oftlccis of election , the
committee should ascertain the extent of such
frauds and eliminate them. The fiaiidulcnt
votes letiirned In four democratic precincts
of the fourth waul and in nine lepubllean
pieelncts .should bo thrown out. Tliiowing
out these thiiteen pioclncts a majoiltvof
about 1,000 in Riven for the democratic sitting
mumbeis. They lind the dcmociatlo mciii-
beis entitled to seals. The icpoits agree In
some lospucts as to the piecincts which shall
be thrown out under the uilo.
After Compromising Letters.
CIIIOAOO , Apillia. [ Special Telogam. ]
A move that Is likely to Interest a few gav
young men about town , and some equally
gay old men , if rumor Is not an unusual liar ,
was made this morning In the prohato coiut.
Mis. Fannlo B. Weaver , of Minneapolis ,
Minn , , sister of Miss Jennie Woods , who
died recently from smoking opium , applied
through her attorney , Heniy C. Hanna , to
have Willis Smith , thu administrator recently
appointed , removed , and that a public ad
ministrator , Henry Hcckcr , bo substituted In
bis stead. It Is not claimed that the dead gill
left any property or effects of value , and this
move Is made solely to get possession of let-
tcis which weio found In her keeping at the
time of her death. Those letters are said to
be fiom several people of prominence , who
are not now suspected of having known the
unhappy girl dining her lifetime , and who
aio now veiy anxious to icgaln possession of
them ,
President Aduma Talks.
Nuvv YOIIIC , April 23. [ Special Telcgiam. ]
A special to the Evening Post from Boston
says : President Adams , of the Union' Pa-
cllle lallroad , has returned from the west.
Ho says that ho found business generally
better than ho expected , but corn fails to
move. The undue stimulation given by low
rates has destroyed transcontinental business
for a time. Ho expects a recovery soon. Ho
thinks that thiough Piiullia business will bo
light for the next six mouths , and that pas
senger lutes will never ho fully rcstoied. The
business prospects of thu Union Pacific do
not differ materially this year from thu last
annual report of the company for 16S5 , Which
will bo Issued next week , and will bo a largo
Volume of 173 pages , on the general plan of
the 1834 lepoit.
AVeather 1'or Nebraska.
For the state of Nebraska Cooler , fair
weather ,
The Bill Approved by the American Dairy
Association Reported Favorably.
It Is the Measure "Which AVII1 CJIHSO
All the Tronbloortho Session-
Sparks 11 ay s a Trump
Card Notes.
ARnlnst Ilo ns liutter.
WASHINGTON , Apiil 28. [ Special Tele-
_ ram.J The house eoiiimltteo on agrlcultmo
to-day topoited an elaborate bill providing
for placing the nianutactuied sale of oleo-
maigailno under the direction ot the geneial
levi'iiuo department. The leport says that
there are -1,003,000 to 0,000,000 American
citizens engaged In the dairy business and
they must all abandon It and bo driven Into
some other iilieady ovrwoiked branch of
industry unless they can be icllovcdftom
the present iiilnous competition with cheap
Imitations of cheese and butter , which aie
not only disastrous to the daliy iuteiest
dhectly , and to all branches of ngileulluio
indirectly , but are detrimental to the
public health , bcllig tlio finltlnl cause
of dyspepsia ana other diseases.
From the best icllablo Infonnallon
obtainable about 200,000,000 pounds of spuri
ous and imitation compounds arc now being
manufactured annually , \\hlch not only takes
the place of so much butter , but stops the
consumption of much moro by thodcmoial-
Izatlon oftiadc , besides being domoiallzlng
in Its ellect tipon the people. The existence
oftlio o base counterfeits lias aheady soil-
ously Impaired our export tr.ule , mid will re
sult In still gieater duuiago if not checked.
: Vt least nine-tenths of the people of the
United States demand the legislation em
bodied In the bill. This measuie has the ap
proval of the American Daliy association.
It imposes a special tax upon all manufac-
turcts of oleomaicarlno of 5000 per an
num , wholesale dealcis S-lbO , and ictall
dealers S-tS. It icqulres that oleomargarine
shall "be packed In liikius , tubs or
other wooden packatrcs , tliat have not been
pievlously used for that puipose , of not less
than ten pounds to each package. Evoiy
package is icquiied to contain a pilutcd cer-
tilieato and caution , similar to that now used
on packages of rivals , and the Imported aill-
cle is lequiied to bo Inspected and marked in
a like manner. The tax Is fixed at 10 cents
per pound , which is to bo paid by means of
coupon stamps similar to those now used for
manutuctnied tobacco. Heavy penalties aie
imposed for any violation of the bill.
The bill also cieates the office of analytical
chemist and miciosconbt , who is to bo at
tached to the staff of the commissioner of
Internal revenue. The bill was rcpoited
with the unanimous appioval of the commit
tee on agiiculture , and its passage will bo
wged at an eaily cay.
It is peifectly evident that tlo | majority of
the mcmbeis of thujiouso would bo twilllng
to-iuorio\v to pass-aieswlutiou fixing tlie date
of ndjouuimcut at Juno 10. Hut { hero Is one
obstacle to canying out of this scheme. The
members are growing icstlcss. Thocongies-
sional llights aio pending at homo , and they
want to get away as soon as possible. If a
day was llxed work could bo shaped to this
end and nmttcis hurried to complete them.
At present the cijleiidais of the house aio
crowded with Dills which will never bo
reached. The Important committees have all
had clays fixed for the consideration of their
important bills , and so the time
is piotty well taken up from now until late
in the middle ol the summer. The appioprl-
ation bills will begin to appear in n few
weeks , and then the mcmbeis think they will
be ready to adjourn. But theio stands ono
obstacle In the w.iy , and it Is the Moriison
taiiffbill. If the resolution Is offered to ad
journ , it will bo referred at once to the ways
and means committee , which has charge of
such things , and Indeed , too. the woiklngs
ol the house. Morrison will never let It be
.leported until ho sees Ills tariff bill acted upon
or killed. Now thu great light In tlio house
Is for a time for the consideration ot these
bills. Morrison has had the tai III bill made
the special older for May 15. Only
yesterday tlio house sent tho. Loulsvillo
sub-ticasiny bill over until the bamo
day. Evidently Monlson was caught napping
or ho never would have allowed the Louis
ville bill to go to that day. When May 15ar
rives there will bu a pretty light. Morrison
will demand the tai Iff bill's consideration ,
and Kentucky people will demand the con
sideration of their bill. The tai 111 men will
aid the latter , and Morilson and his antl-
taiIII men will fight lor their pet scheme.
Cailislo will find himself In a hole , for ho
cannot go back on his own state and Louis
ville , and ho is stiongly In favor of the Mor-
ilsonblll. llcnco another day will bo con
sumed. Daily tiie tai Iff men aio gaining ac
quisitions to their tanks and Moirlson looks
pale at the thought of another defeat. The
Ohio democrats are working haul against the
bill on account of Its tree wool piovislon.
Many of the democrats who will vote against
iico wool , etc. , however , llko the Hewitt ad-
mlulstintlon-iefoim poitlon of the ways and
means bill , and will try and get that portion
of it adopted , but kill tho'taiil ! riders which
Monison has pinned on. While some thlrty-
llvo members have entered the list as speak
ers on the subject , and weeks will bo con
sumed In listening to them If It ever gets
tip with this prospect ahead of them , unable
to do anything , Is theio any wonder that thu
members think they will boheio until Au
gust ?
bi-AUKS' THUMP cAnn.
Commissioner Sparks has played n trump
card In the little game which Is going on be
tween hlmsclt and Assistant Secretary
Jenks. Sccietary Lainaria luigely influenc
ed by Jcnks , and submits to him In all legal
questions. It was through Jenks that tlio
order suspending Uio Issue of patents was
overruled. Spaiks has now Issued outers to
all chiefs of divisions In his ollice , directing
them to submit pioofs In nil land cases wheio
patents have not been Issued , to tlio board
leview which ho appointed , last December.
This boaul consists of Assistant JCommls-
sloncr Stockslager , Chlol Clerk Walker , and
the chief law chief. Tlioy were appointed
in December to review the proofs in
all nncontostcd homestead cases
and scilp entiles. Fiom thoftl of December
to date they have sent to patent not over
1,200 coses. Of course these three members
of the board do not go over all the proof.
They have half a dozen clciks detailed from
tlio various divisions for thatpmpose. Ills
estimated that there nronowJnmg upwaiting
for patents about 35,030 cases In which exam-
illations had been made prior to the order of
April 3,1685 , and whichnieieady for patents ,
but about twice as many which have not been
examined and certified. At the present iato
of progress , which Is not over 100 cases a
week , it will take this board In the neighbor
hood 01' twenty years to clear the tables and
issne patents that aio being so loudly clam
ored tor In the
Senators Allison and Wilson , and Repre
sentatives liepbuin and Conger called ou
Gencral Sheridan to-day with a letter fiom
Colonel Harsh , of Crcston , Iowa , and Invited
him to the soldiers' reunion , to bo held on
iVngust 19. General Sheridan said ho could
not promise with absolute certainty to bo
present , but that he could como as nearly do
ing so as any man at that distance. It Is be
lieved General Shoildan will bo there.
.lerry Murphy has daubed his face with po
litical war paint and lias stalled out after his
colleague , Bon Fiederlek , of the Fifth lo\\a
district. Mitrphy Is still mad because Fred-
crick downed him in the appointment of pen-
elon agent for Iowa and Xebraska.and means
to backcapFrcdctlek In as much of his con
gressional work as possible. Just now ho Is
getting In hll woik on Fiedeilck's Judicial
1)111 , which establishes another judicial dis
trict In the state , by which tcims of the
United States cuuit will bo held at Cedar
Kaplds. In this w oik. however , Muipliy Is
assisted by other members of the Iowa dele
gation , and Fiedcrlck's bill will bo defeated.
TIIM imtVi : WKl.I. I'ATKNT.
Colonel 1) . 1J. Henderson of Iowa for the
fanners , and Senator Kdmuuds for the pat
ent owners , will argue a motion in tlio
supicmo court to-monow for the considera
tion of what are known as the Iowa dil\o
well cases. Thcro are tlncc suits before the
court wblcli the farmeis want consolidated.
The owncis of the patent take a contraiy
position , and will light the consolidation.
On the outcome of these suits hinge othcis of
the samn nature In ncaily every stale of the
union , and a decision In ono of them will
dually settle the question as to the validity of
this patent , which liascauscdsomuchaiinoy-
nuco to the agticultuial population.
The women of this city ha\e lately showed
gicat dissatisfaction at the report that Miss
Folsom , the bride-elect of the picsldent , has
been purchasing her tionsscan abioad. So to
night the women wage-woikeis held a meet
ing of their assembly of labor , and u icsolu-
tlon was offeied and adopted begging the
president , as the icprcsontatlvo of the
United States , to have his bridal outfit made
In this countiy. The women claimed that
they could make him a better and cheaper
tioiihseau than ho could get In Now Yoik or
Euiopo , and prayed that ho would ghe them
a chance to submit bamplcsof woik for his
iiniDun AUTiioiuzr.i ) AT coujccn. ni.urrs
Representative Lymaii has been Informed
of the success of his effoits to soctne an In-
cieaso of the pension of John Clark , ot At
lantic , C.iss count ) * , Iowa. Heieaftcr Clark
wllliecei\o SIS a month. The senate has
passed the bill authoiulng the construction
of abridge over the ilibaomi liver at Council
jfinvfi ron xinniASKANs.
Itoy Thompson has been commissioned
postmaster Jat O'Fallon , Neb. , and M\ttlo : \
Wai man at Goulon , Xcb.
Tlio star mall snivico from Oileaus to
Moulton will be discontinued at the end of
the month. The Oilcans office has been
abandoned. ij/
George F. Piitchett and II. G. Bonesteel of
Omaha aie at the Ebbctt.
Senator Van Wyck and family expect to
leave lieie for Om ilia to-monow , J
_ _ _ _ _
WASHINGTON , ApiIlSS. On motion of Mr.
McMullan bills wcte passed authoilzint ; tlio
constiuction ol bridges as follows : Across.
the .Mississippi liver ut or near ICeithsbuig ,
111. ; at U'inoiu , Minn. ; at Red Winer , Minn. ;
UPIOSS the Missomi river at Picric , Dak. ;
acioss the Miners river at or near Lacona ,
111. ; acioss the DCS Moines river in Iowa at
such a point as may bo selected by the New
York As Council liluffs lailway company.
The uostofllco appiopriation bill was then
proposed bv the senate committee approuri-
ating SbOO.003 for caiivlng South and Cen
tral Amciicaii , Chinese and Austiallan malls ,
and authorizing the postmaster geneial to
make , alter duo advertisement , contiacts tor
livcyeais with American steamers at a rate
not to exceed , lor each outward ti ip , SI per
nautical mile of a distance by the most direct
and feasible comse between tcimlnal points.
A long debate was indulged in by Messrs.
Plumb , Krye and Heck.
Alter an executive session the senate ad
join ned. _
Mr. Hatch of Missomi , irom the committee
on agnciiltuie , rcpoited the- bill defining but
ter , and Imposing a tax upon and legiilating
the manufacture , sale , expoitation and im
portation of oleomargailue. llcfcncd to tlio
committee of the whole.
At the conclusion of the moinlng hour the
house went Into committee of the whole , Mr.
Wellboin in thocliaii , on tlio i her and har
bor appinpiiation bill.
Mr. Hcpbuin of Iowa offcicd an amend
ment piovlding for the pxndiulltuio of
the appropriation for the Missouri river
1 1 0111 the mouth to Sioux City
by tlio sccretaiy ot war , without
the Intervention of tlio Missomi lllvcr com
mission. Ho attacked tlio commission ,
charging that their salailcs amounting to
81tfJuoo per annum wen ) moic than one-
third the entlio coiisldeiatlon. Ho asseited
tlieio was no commcico worthy of the name
on thoMIhSouil ilvor. Ten steamboats had
passed Council Bluffs In live yeais. Again ,
the liver ineanduicd all over the countiv.
He had known It to change Its course eight
miles In n night. Coiisitleiablo discussion
ensued , aim pending n vote on the amend
ment the committee rose and the house ad-
Senators and .Representatives Adopt
IlcRolutioiiH or Approval.
WASHING ION , Apill 23. A mass meeting
assembled In piusuaiico to a call by a number
of members of congtchS and business men to
sympathise with the effoits of Mr. Gladstone
tosecuroapaillament for Iieland. On the
platform were Senator Van Wyck ,
itepiesenta thes llandall , Phelps , McKinley -
Kinloy , Gibson 0'IIaia , Glass and
ther mombcis of the lower house.
Mr. llandall , In taking tno chair , cxmossed
a mofound sympathy witli the cause ol homo
rule In Ireland. Tlio meeting , ho said , bought
to stiongthen the hands of Gladstone , the
greatest of modem oratoi sand statesmen In
eveiy possible , icsnccttitl and positive
way , Senator Van Wjck spoke
enthusiastically of the tiiumph of homuiiile
which was about to be obtained by Ireland.
and lelolced that it was encouiagcd and
strengthened by aid not only fiom America ,
butfiom the English people. Mr.Kandallthcn
read a lottei fiom S. J. Tllden expu'bsing
legretat his Inability to be piehont , and ap
plauding the exertions of Gladstone and
Painell In beiialf of homo rule. Letteis of
hearty approval were also lead tiom Senatois
Sherman and Logan , and speeches
were dellvoied by Senator Itlddle-
berger and Itcpiesontatives Aiideibon ,
McKinley and O'Haui. resolutions
were adopted extendliiB sjmpathy
to the people of Ireland and the nssuianco of
the confidence and appioval of their
efforts to Gladstone and Painell , An abitiact
of these resolutions will bo cabled. Tt-le-
crams and letters were received Irom Patilck
Ford , Govcrmus Perry of Floilda , O'Neill of
Alabama. Abbott ot New Jeisey , and Oglcsby
of Illinois , and Senator lilalr ,
Editors and I'aii-Kleetrla.
WASHINGTON , April 2i Professor Alex
ander Graham was the first witness examined
by the telephone committeetoday , His testi
mony was mainly confined to the statement
confirming his Interest In the Hell company
and the inventions owned by the concein.
Gcrdner Hubbnrd , the nest witness , said he
hud nothing to do with newspaper publica
tions. The article that appeared in the
Woild had been hcn him by Mr. Hell , who
told him that it had been voluntaiily fur
nished by General Sypher.
Professor Bell \vaat ecalied and piouuccil a
notoliom General 85 plier saying the slate-
) ucnt was compllcif by K. N. Hill. It Is
understood tlmttho editors of the Now York
Tribune , World and Times , and the Washing
ton correspondents will bo examined to-
mot row. _
Coin for UOKIIS nutter.
WASIIINOTON , April 23. About fifty gen
tlemen , representing the dairy Intciestsof-
nll sections of the country , were to-day before -
fore the senate commit tea on agriculture to ad
vocatc the taxation of the manufacture and
sale of Imitations of butter and their regu
lation by the Internal rcvcnno bureau under
n license system. So\eial lepiesentativo
dairymen and business men addressed the
committee. Fin ther heating on the subject
will bo ghen to-moiiow.
The Triulo Dollnr.
WASHINGTON , April US. The pioposcd re
demption of the trade dollar was attain con-
sldcicd by the house eommitteu on coinage ,
weights and measures to-day. The proposi
tion submitted as an amendment to the bill
piovlding the amount ledeemed should come
out of the monthly bullion pin chase , was
lejeeted by a vote of six to tliiee. Bland ,
Lanliam , Hynuui , Tllton , Noiwood and Me-
Cicciy voted aitaiu t tlio proposition ; Sey
mour , James and Little for It. Fuilhercoii-
sldei.illoii of the measuto will take ulace
The Senate AVnnt * Inrorinatlnn.
WASHINOION , Anill 2S. Mr. Edmnuds In
the senate offeied a lesolutlon , which was
agiecd to , requesting the piesldent , II not Incompatible -
compatible with public Interest , to send the
henato any information or corie pondence
tniichlug thu arrival and landing ut San
Fianclsco of the new Chinese embassy , and
the condition of allalis In the Congo liee
Against , the Admission of Dakota.
WAsniNorox , Apiil US. The house com
mittee on tcnltoiItH to-day oulered an ad
verse icpoi ton the bcnato bill to admit the
southcin half tff D.ikotalnto the union. Thu
lepnrt will not bo made until action is taken
on thuotherblll legaiding thuadmlbilon of
_ _ _ _
The niscovory or America.
WASHINCHON , Apiil 23. The Amcilcan
Hlstoilcal association met to-day and adopted
aiesolution anpiintingacommitteo to calf
upon the pi evident and suggest that the
400th annUerbary of the discovery ot Amcil-
ca by Columbus bo cclebiatcd in lb'J2.
Greece Will Xot Disarm Unless Her
ClainiH Arc Settled.
PAHIS , Ajiril 23. Dispatches iccolvcd here
to-day liom Athens state thatGiceco will not
disarm unless the ultimatum bent her by the
uoweis Is wlthdiawn , It Is said Klnir
George threatens to abdicate unless the ulti
matum be wlthdiawn.
LONDON , April 2S. Tlio Greek minister
had a long interview to-day with Uoiebei ry ,
minister ot loiclgn affaiis. The Gieckdllfi-
culty has become the absorbing toplo at the
loieisn ollice. The submission of the Greek
mime minister to the ultimatum of the pow
ers is expected. Tlio temper of the population
ot Athens Is causing alai m. It is understood
that a show ot icslstaiicu by the Greek gov
ernment has been prolonged , with a view of
appeasing national pride.
A despatch from Athens this evenlntsavs
the Gieek government insists upon the with
drawal of the ultimatum. It" is maintained
that the ministry -will resign as a protest
ngainbt the incnaco'Ti 'iiliist the liulepcn-
denciFof Gieeee as Impliedby tlio ultimatum.
AIIIKNS , Apill 38. The Gii'ckgovcinment
telegiaphcd all its icprysentatlves abioad
that the assurance of Greece given to Fiance
ought to sulllce without moio being de
manded by the poweis.
Citizens of Athens , in a public meeting ,
adopted lesolutlons stioimly denouncing the
action of tlio poweis In bihming piessuio to
bear OH Greece to compel her to desist fiom
attacking Tin key. The meeting appointed a
deputation to pieseut a copy of tlio resolu
tions to Delyannis.
M. Do Lvannls , leplying to the deputation
of cltl/cns , said the government had not
promised Fiance that Gieeee would tllsaim.
The mediation of France was accepted on
the condition that an eaily settlement would
be cflected. The government disclaimed any
intention of yielding to the poweis 01 dis-
aimlng unless her claims weio settled very
soon. GICPCO would decfain war , and woulil
only yield when the poweis had sunk the
Hellenic fleet and bombaidcd Greek towns.
At a mass meeting tonightaililco speeches
weie made.
Murderous Kedslclns Miles in Pur
PANTANO , AilApiil 'JS A telephone
message liom the superintendent of the To
tal Wicck mine states that loity Indians at
tacked Kichnidson's lanch , twenty miles
southwest of lieu1 , and killed eight persons.
Iso paitlculars.
AVn.cox , Ail/ . . April 18. Genoial Miles
left this altninoon for Crlttondnn , to person
ally supcilntend the campaign.
JSOOAI.IS : , Aii/ona , Apiil UH. The depre
dations of the IndlaifiTjcbtoidav wcie In the
mostlhlcKly settled poition ot PIma county.
It was the first laid in that section tor years.
It Is believed the hostllescommitting the out-
iajcs wcio In lovongo lot the hiinposcd death
ot tlio captiucd portion ol tlio band icccntly
ficnt to Florida. ( Jen. Miles aril\ed last
night on lecelving intelligencool tlu uialds ,
and II tlio hostiles lemain in Aiuona it Is
stated he will take the Held.
The MurduroiiH Deputies.
ST. Louis , Api II 28. Tlio case agalnM the
East St. Louis deputy slierlff.s , charging them
with being fugltl\es from justice , w.isdis-
mlssed in the com I of criminal conection to
day , the gland jury having ulieady Indicted
them. Piosecutlng Attorney Clalboine ,
who supposed that the deputies had been In
dicted for murder , leained that they had only
been Indicted for manslaughter In the thlul
dcgiro. Ho Immediately had another wai-
inntNsucd charging them with being tugi-
thcsfiomjustlre.and they will botiledoutliis
chaigo bo the testimony In tlio casn against
them In icg.ird to ollenscs In Kast St. Louis
can be oblalned and toiw.uded to thogov-
einor of Missomi , thus enabling him to pass
upon the granting ( it thu lequhition applied
for by tlio goveinor of Illinois.
Wild WorUoniio Mississippi.
Nr.w OIIUIANS , Amll iiS. A dispatch
fiom Helena , Aik , , says the river Is above
tlio hlgliest point leached In ISbS , but Is now
nt a standstill. Allclfoits to hold the re
maining pait of tlio lo\co has been
abandoned and the water is now
sweeping through the nnmeious
places. the bleaks tanging tiom
a liiindipd feet to half n nillo wide. The
Jovcu below Aiibtln Is swept a\\ay for sev
eral 1 ui ndied leet. This will icsult in the
o\erflowof ahugotioitlon off Tunica and
Coahomacounties. Thu loss will bu gieat be
cause all ciopshavo been planted and weio
Tlio Mibuibsippi Wood.
AUSTIN , Miss. , Apill 'JS. Tim water In the
bottoms rosotlnco feet last night , and Is now
within two feet of the Loulbvllle , New Or
leans it Texas lallwav dock.
JACKSON. Apiil US , The lain ceased at
daylight today , after an almost continuous
fall lor foity-elght IIOIIIH. Much damage
wasdono ciops. All tialns on the Illinois
Central urodelaed by washouts bouth of
Jackson. A special train bunt out to topair
the damage lan into a washout and the con
ductor and liieman wcio killed and the en-
glnner badly hurt. _
A Fatal Explosion.
CIIIOAOO , Apill ! iS. A < laigo lion lard
tank nt Toboy & Booth's packing house
exploded this attcnioon. TliO cause Is un
known. The concussion was teullic. The
Jlylng Iron toro up the floor , colling and
walls. Eveiyono in the loom was Injured by
the ilebiH. James Hantoid was instantly
killed , and Pat MuUlooM and Mattle tSuitiil (
seriously injuied. Six othuis were more or
less injiticd.
The Condition of the Toiling Millions Never
Bettor Than To-Day ,
The Cardinal of Quebec Dcnonncc *
tlio Order A "Scab" Kills a
Striker In Si. honls
Lmhor News.
The ProspectR
NKW YOIIK , April BS. [ Special TclegramJ
Mr. Powdcrly has , In tlio North American
lloviow for May , n paper on strikes and ar
bitration In which ho .says : "Tho prospect
for the future of the laborlng.nian In Ameri
ca Is brighter to-day than It ever was , not
withstanding the seemingly strained rela
tions at pichcntexisting between employer
andcmplojc. The Krovvthot onrortaiilza- ;
tion for the past ten j ears has been steady
and healthy. It Is only wheie the organisa
tion Is in Its infancy that serious tiotiblcs ,
su h as stilkcs and lockouts exist , The
wet king man of tlio United States will soon
ic.tllzc that ho has the power which kings
once held , that lie has a right to
manage his own affalis. The powers ot
the king have passed away ; the power of
wealth Is passing away. P jppio ! are more
quiet to-day , but they ate dye. It Is the
powei of monopoly that Is nW'safo. Mea
who pile up huge fortunes iiiuefc compensate
for that pilvllego In the paymejl ot a gradu-
ated Income tax . The hours 'labor must
bo icdiiced thioughout the natfl , , , so tlmttho
toilets may have moio time tojjyciirn t o" sci
ence ot bclf-govctnincnt. LabOtjfsavlBgma-
chluery , Instead of making slt&is of irian ,
must become his servant. f9ff will the-
woiklnguuin wield his povvetIf ) Organized
labor says the power will bo wisely handled ,
but wo must have the co-operation of the vast
middle classes. The cmploycratid employed
must no longerstand apart. A'Jolnt board of
arbltiatlon should bu foiccd between manu
facturers and worklngmon all'over the coun
try. Agreements of this klridtshould bo
the means of settling differences as they *
arise , and with their inaugufotlon strikes ,
lockouts and boycotts will ndt boenter4 j
upon , and if over called Into iHaytthon ohljw ,
as the veiy last resort.J. \ . " - ' * * ji ' 5'
The K. of Ii. Condemned.
Mo.\nuAi. : , ApiII 23. [ Specjnl Telegram. ]
A letter was lecclyedyicro ; this
morning fiom CatdinalTasclu can condemn-
Ing the Knights ot Labor as a feet organiz
ation nimical to1 the Intelests and
good morals. " Urc t efforts h , jnndo
by the local oflic ta of tlio irder here fb
inlliicnco the caidiiiul and pie clit the Issu
ing of thepastoial , hud the qaulUfal- la
undoistood , befor < j"1bo issued It , qi&nferred
vVlth all the provincial blshoj B , wjio agreed !
witli Ills decision. The letter wilt be read in
all ( lie chinches of thupiovince nextdunday.
District Master Workman Koyes blames poli ff
ticians lor the move , When towderly was
beiu In March Bishop Fabrc proinlsed that it
tlio constitution was amended
guarantee that no action woiJId Jj Uken.
He thinks the pastoral will gioatlj
order heie. _
Striking Opposition
NKW YOIIK , April 28. The Tiilrdf/avenue /
pti Ikeis are riniiilng a tallyho coaclf.mnd it Is
ciowded every tiip. The police fwero oa
hand eaily. but eveiy thing is reported quiet ,
The Eiupiio Protective association jhavo 80-
cuicd u chat tcr issued by tlie city forty years
ago , gianting permission to run-'a line of
stages tiom tlie City Hall up Thlid avenue to
Foily-fouith stieet. This afternoon the ex
ecutive boaul went to Albany to petition the
legislature to extend" their privilege to Har
lem. > S ,
Thhd avcnuo cais have beenjrun more
legnlaily to-day than at any tlirfe since the '
strike began , Seventy-two cars weio run oa .
the main line , fourteen ou the Qtie Hundred '
and Twenty-filth stiact line , audslxon thoj /
cable load. Twenty-live new drivers came , i - ,
on to-night , and thu company'will run 120 j
cars on tue main line lo-moiiow/ the adP * yr-
vice of thcpillco the compaiiY bas not yet
started tlio night cais. , ,
An Ulirlit Hour Uemaiul Refused. |
CitiCAno , Apiil 23. The Fuinltuio Mailju-
factuiei.s'association to-nlghC adopted . .
- .Vs > u- ,
lutlons that It was the sunso of the nssocla-
lion that the demand of thu nidi for tX > per ,
cent advance and eight hours work after * ! : ;
May 1 can not bo complied vvlth , and If.a
strike Is Inauguiatcd in auy manufactory
the membeis ] ) iedicd thcmsolve.s to ,
close and not reopen pntll ordered
to do so by the cx-ccutivo board of the asso8
elation ? It Is alM > ouleicd that a strlko ItfJB
any dlicctlon by the men willre ultin a con- shut down all over the city. , -
The principle iron manufacturers of the
city have ici'olvcd n demand froinithe mold-
ei.s' union for eight lioufs and double liay forever
over time. It Is understood the i
tmcis aiH scilously considering the advlsa-tf
bllily of shutting down. "Kx $
Cltl/.ons to Settle
Sr. LOUIP , Apiil 3S. Tlio statement Is
made public hcio this evenngthat | prellm-
liiiuy steps have been taken by the cltbenb'
committee to tfiininuto the strike , and the ,
prospects aio that their efforts
be successful. A nicotine will
held to-night to draw .up a series
of resolutions , which vvllli > ha sent , to
the executive boaul ot the Knights of Labor AM
and whkii will icijuust the poard to deciarafT
the strike off , thocill/c-ns' commfttoo iiledg- * *
Ing themselves to stand by thu knlglitViind- .
u-o every o.xertlon possible either to brine *
about aihltiallon or secure the re-cmploy-
mimt ot all the sltlkers who have not , com
mitted olleiises against the law and the iall-
load company. _ _ _ _ _ _
A Ix'innnd for Klflit Houru.
CiuoAno , Apiil 2 . ThieohuiidicdliolKht
liiiuds employed in the four fielght houses ot
thu Chicago , Milwaukee it St. Paul railway
in thlseity , to-night appointed a committee
to wait upon tlio company and demand the
Inauguration of the eight hour system May 1
without a reduction of wages. Should a
negative answer bu lotuined , thu men will
sti ike on tint date named. In this event the
icsult is difficult to foiesco.
The Kl lit Hour Movement ,
CIIICAOO , April SS : Two bundled and
seventy-live cabinet makeis and luuiiluro
woikers at Itothbchilds Sons' factory wont
out this morning. They demanded ten
boms' pay for eight limns1 woik , which the
linn concluded they could not meet. Tlio
btriuu Is the outeo'moof a btiikuln ono ot
their factoiles in Cincinnati ! . Tlicotilkuis
niuoidcily. ,
A St. honls Btrlkor Ktllod.
Sr. Louis , Apill 2S.Vllllaui WlthPis , a
"bcab" switchman , was set upon to-night by j
three men who beat him soveiely. Ho draw
nievolvcrand ilred , killing ono of his as-
sall.uits , named Gibbons , a stilkcr. Withers
was ai rested. The other mon escaped.
The Htrllco InvcHtliratdi-H.
WASHINGTON , API II 'i-v Thospec-iat house
commlttcuchurucd with the duty of invcatl-
Katlng labor stiikus on thu south western mil-
loads , left this city for .St. Louis this mom- "
nd for n Strike1.
ST. Louis , April 20. The Bossbakds ai'il
confectioners and shoo ntamifacturcis , ot
this city held a meeting Mast nlftht and de
cided not to agico to the demands ot the Con- Labor nnjon. Sciious
chipiojcs seeuislmmlnuiit.