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Bills Introduced in the Lower House Which
Are of General Interest.
The Provisions of Tlirco.IJIlls on tlio
SulijcclVork of tlio Kahor Hep *
rcfjcntntlvcs The Allou
the Public AVI1I Watch.
Neb. , Jan. 23. [ Special to tlio
'Jr.B.j ( Out ot the two hundred and odd bills
which ! mvo been Introduced In the house nf
representatives thus fur. scarcely a score have
any general Interest. Hanking among the
first In Importation nro the railroad freight
tarllT bills , thrco In number ; the bill repealIng -
Ing the railway commission law , and the bill
providing for n commission with power to Jlx
rates upon thd rallroadsandbilngcomplalnts
against rnllrontl companies to trial bcloro
juries. Of the freight tariff bills two propose
to make SO per cent of the rates of ISfaO the
maximum which railroads can hereafter
charge. The third bill foiblds tlio exaction of
) nero thin CO per cent of the rates In opcia-
tlon In Ibis. All three bills require railroad
companies to post In i > conspicuous place In
one depot In every county n schedule of rates ,
niul any overcharge violation of the rates so
f-chcdtilcd shall uo punishable byllnu and
restitution , beside payment of costs and at
torney fees.
The prohibition hill proposes a prohibitory
nmemlmon't to the constitution similar to the
ono In Iowa. It will ot necessity command
general attention.
Incidental to the proposed railway legisla
tion urn two bills for lower passenger tarllf
nntl Pullman car tiiTilf , respectively. The
llrst piovldos that nogroatcrsum than : i cents
per uillu shall bo charged by any railroad for
carrying a passenger any distance. The
other provides that not more than 50 cents
Bhall bo charted by any Pullman car com
pany for 100 miles or less , and that not moro
than SI Kim" be charged for any distance
within the state.
The bill to prohibit holding of land by
aliens will probably attract attention. It
goes so lar as to prohibit the Inheritance of
land bv aliens , but provides that any such
land willed tool descending to aliens shall
escheat to the state , and shall bo appraised ,
the amount of money determined upon as
thu value of the land to bo paid to the alien
heir or heirs by the state ,
There is a labor bill In the hands of the
committee on labor which fixes the local day
of employment at eight houis , provides for
extra compensation for overtime , and re
quires any individual or company employing
inoio than three poisons to pay at least twice
a month.
Itopicscnlative Andres' bill to prevent the
employment of convict labor on public buildIngs -
Ings or wotks is in tlio hands of thopenl-
tentlaiy committee. It reads as follows :
"That In all advertisements for the erec
tion or construction of public buildings or
other public works , or for materials to bo
used in tholr erection , consti action or com
pletion , and for all supplies of every de
scription to bo furnished to or for tlio use of
an ) of the departments , and In all contracts
made under and in pursuance of such adver
tisements , there shall bo inserted a condition
that no convict or prison labor whatever , or
the product thereof , shall be employed or
used upon any public building or other pub
lic work , or In the preparation or manufac
ture of any of the articles , materials or sup
plies contracted to bo furnished therefor ;
mid thoio shall also bo Inserted in said con
tract the f nit her condition that no poison
who Is not a bona lido resident within the
limits of the state of Nebraska , who has not
declared his intention to become a citizen
thereof In the manner provided by Jaw , shall
bo employed In the election , construction or
completion of any public building or other
public work.
"That anv wilful breach of any of said
conditions by any contractor shall nuthori/o
and woik a forlclturo of the coutiact , and
bhall constitute a complete dcfcnso In bar
against any claimed action against the state
ot Nebraska for any sum or sums under .said
contract ; and It shall bo the duty of the
olllecr letting any such contiact , upon being
advised that any conlractor has knowingly
violated the terms of such contract , to de-
elaro thosamo forfeited. "
Another bill , which has as Its object also
tlio .suppression of the employment ot convict
labor In indnstilal occupations which are fol
lowed by workliigmen of the state , will soon
bo Introduced. It will piovlde for tlio loca
tion of the state penitentiary at some point
In the ttato wheio there Is an abundance !
ot H to lie. All the convicts shall bo employed
In dressing and cracking the btone , which
shall bo shipped to the suvcral counties , pro
portionately to population , and mlll/cd iu
honstrnction of public buildings and maca
damizing roads. The only cost to the coun
ties wilt bo that of transportation ; and no
county shall bo obliged to take Its proportion
of stone until the bantu can be piolitably
Five bills authorizing the erection of as
many noinial school * , and contemplating an
oxtmnso ot about 8200,000. are to bo handled
quite vigorously. If the expressions ot mem
bers are to bo taken. The general Impression
seems to bo that not so many normal schools
and moro attention to the study of tlio Kng-
lish language In the common schools , is
The primary election bill provides that a
violation of the tcvulatlons adopted bv any
political organization by which the primary
fihall DO held , mar bo punished the same as it'
it worn a violation ot an election law , and
also permits challenging the vote of any per
son suspected ot being a member ot another
political organl/.atlon or paitv , or of any
person who may bo deemed ineligible to vote
at an election This bill will be supplemented
In a few days by ono from .Mr. Smjth , which
will provide that in cities of the llrst class
the registration law shall apply to primary
nicotines ,
Mr. Watson's telephone bill meets with
poucral favor. It piovldes that In no in
stance bhall moro than M.50 per month bo
charged as lental of telephone , and when
two or moro telephones are used by the same
Individual , company or corporation , the
rental shall not exceed 52.00 per month for
each ,
Kopre onlativo ItusseU'fl bill for an addi
tional judge of tlio district court in the first
judicial dlstilct will probably become a law
within a week.
Hoprcsentatlve Harrison's hill to repeal tlio
act creatlnu the railroad commission is in the
hands ot the lallroad committee.
Political Sooucs und InahlcittH at tlio
Ktato Capital ,
liiXcm.N , Neb. , Jan. S3. ( Special to the
linn. ] The sun lose this morning and
looked down upon Lincoln but not upon
Iho crowd of humanity that cn > twlillo blow
Itsbieath ujion and contaminated the pure
nlr wo again breathe. The crowd so cleverly
measured in tlio truthful portrayals of the
l\m's \ : editorial etchings rrom tlio capital ,
liavo dcp-irled-each Individual composing
it , rutioatcd to his county-scat , whcio he will
gloat over his Infernal villainy of defeating
thejpeoplu's friend , and perhaps liquidate
pome of his long-standing grocery bills with
thobwag u'celved for his dishonest work.
Tuesday , of course , will witness the return
of many of them , but not until some of the
anti-monopoly members attempt valuable
railway legislation will they swarm again ,
I am Inlormcd by a member who "stands
In" with the lallioads , that after carelully
surveying the Held , the conclusion has been
reached that something must bo done with
the ofllco of railway oomtnlssloneis , as
a majority of the legislature feels it a
duty to do something to satisfy their
constituents. Thobohemo now. as has boon
ixicicod upon , Is to "greasy" tomu member ,
If possible , and to secure his services in In-
tuulitciUK a meaningless amendment , in
eider to cany the otllco over two jears
Senator Vim Wyck find wife loft
for their Nebraska City homo yester-
lay ultoiuoon. Up to the hour of
caving their rooms were filled with
friends who called to congratulate the sena
tor upon his wonderful ticlit Against the
combined strength of all machine politician's ,
and to extend their feelings of regret and In-
dlcnatlon nt his deteat. The senator looked
splendidly after the battle. The conscious
ness of knowing that ho had been endorsed
by the people whom ho has served so faith
fully , and with the knowledge that he came
out of tlio light \\ltli clean hands and had
given no volco a chance to cry out corruption ,
was a thought that added chceifulness to the
gloom of
Although the scnalo adjourned , until
Wednesday , Senator Kobblns did not go
home , lln perhaps will not caie to face his
constituents after Ids vote was recorded.
Friends of Colby are now working up a
congressional boom for the dago county
schemer. H Is possible that he can sccuro
the nomination. Wise heads admit thls-bnt
rcmembtrlnir : the candidacy of our Howe ,
they In turn woncierlt Colby could .secure the
Another congressional comet that has seen
the light , and Is halted with apparent joy by
many Irom the Second district , is found in
the Innnouitcemcnt that Speaker ilarlan's
fi lends Insist that he shall bo llm standard
bearer two years hence , mid step into the
congicsslonul slippers of Stinging Water
William Dally , of Nemaha county , In
formed me last night that ho proposed
to mnko an attempt to get some member In
terested and unto the enactment of a law re
ducing interest In the state to 7 percent. Ho
has dome very valuable .statistics upon the
real estate moitguzo business which , It pros
ecuted properly , would no doubt accomplish
his object.
Several 0. A. H. men were talking last
night In one of the pioinincut hotels. They
were indignant to think that tlio "bloody
shirt" had been waved In every campaign In
this state , and that when It came to an elec
tion for a United States senator gieed ab
sorbed patriotism , and oveivthlng WHS sacri
ficed to their own selfish ends.
Since fho senatorial election Is ove.r legls-
latlvo woik promises to settle down and be
come as ' 'tedious us a twice told tale. "
"Words orPrnlsc to VnnWyck'H Friends
"Wrath For Traitors.
HASTINGS , la. , Jan. 22. To Messrs. ( ill-
more , Holmrod , Horstand Hicglns , Lincoln ,
Neb. ( icntlomcn : The people of the state
of Iowa view with profound regret the result
of the late scnatoiial contest In Nebraska.
The defeat of Hon. Charles II. Van Wyck is
a national calamity , and it Is attributable to
the treason of men who wcro chosen to ox-
piess the will of the people In ttic selection
of United States senator. The day has ar
rived for the people to hold men accountable
for their acts as repiosentatives. The viola
tion of pledges made to the people ot a county
in order to obtain voles is treason In the lull-
cst sense ot the woid , and the people
of Iowa call upon the people of Ne
braska to hold these traitors responsible
and put them on tiial tor the crime of
treason. If the written law will not punish
them , appeal to the court ot the people ami-
notify them that Nebraska is not a healthy
place for such men. } on cannot make men
honest , tmt you can make them afraid to do
wrong If you punish them lor the cihnes
tliev commit.
To you , gentlemen the Immortal four
who stood lalthtul to the "crand old man"
wo would Ilka to expicss our thanks , but
empty words cannot paint the true grati
tude that permeates tlio soul of man. When
such noble deeds as yours are engraved in
the history of our race , your faithful devo
tion to pifnciplo will bhino like the sun at
noonday , when the dark deeds of the traitor
cicw that sold their manhood and sold the
liberties of tlio men who placed them In
power are buried in oblivion.
Jj. T. LriMiNo.
The Chicago Jlernld Comments on the
Onuses Tlmt Led to It.
CincAoo.Jan. 23. [ Special Telegram to the
IIK. : ] Tlio Herald , in an editorial comment
on Senator "Van Wyck's defeat , says : "It
was haidly to have boon expected that Sen
ator Van Wyck could bo re-elected in Ne
braska. He had Incurred the Intensely bitter
opposition of the railroad Interest in tlio
state , and this of itself was cnouL-h to have
defeated him. In addition ho had shown
some restiaint under tlio monopoly taiiff
lash and ho had on many occasions demon
strated an unwillingness to sco the public
lands tinned over by wholesale to syndicates ,
rings and corporations. Being opposed by
corporations , rings , monopolists and land
grabbers , as well as by a certain clement
which will brook no Independence upon
the part of a party servant , it would have
been wondorf ul if the senator had been vic
torious. The choice of the people of Ne-
biaska ho undoubtedly was , as was shown at
thu polls last fall , but It Is seen In this in
stance , OH it has been In many others , that
lopresontatlves of the people do not always
represent them. It would bo interesting to
know just how much money it lias cost Nc-
biatikn and kindred rings to "down" ' Van
Wyck. They have never tailed when they
set out to accomplish an object of this
kind. It has iccontly been learned
that the subsidl/ed Pacific railroads spent
S'00,000 of their net earnings for lobbying
purposes not lone a o. Nobody believes
that the money wan all used In Washington.
Much of It was employed to defeat senators
and congressmen who became troublesome
thero. In this way Thurman was laid on the
shelf. At some future tlmn It will bo known
exactly what the elfect of Van Wyck cost tlio
Interest to which he , as a representative of
the people , was Inimical. Those things gen-
eially conic out in time. "
Attempt to Organize the Eight-hour
System In All Pnokorlcs.
CHICAGO , Jan. 23. [ Special Telegram to
the Uni ; . ] It Is stated to-day that the lead
ers ot the eight-hour movement at the stock
yards ha\c undertaken to organize the packIng -
Ing house employes of the country , with the
assistance of Thomas 11. Dairy , of the gen
eral executive board of the Knights of Labor ,
with a view to making eight hours the work
ing day In every packing house in thu United
btates after the first of next May. Agents
have been sent to Milwaukee , Cincinnati ,
lio&tnn , Now York , St. Louis , Kansas City ,
Omaha , and , In fact , every place where the
packing Industry is at all extensive , toqulctly
agitate the right-hour question. "In another
month , " said a man who is Interested
In the movement , "wo will have every lariro
packing house In this country within the or
ganization , and by May wo will have our
plans so nicely arranged that wo can order a
general strike in an hour. The packets hero
have said they would willingly concede
eluht liinira It thu packers clsmvhero would
do the same thing , so wo concluded that
when wu went out for eight hours again wo
would iimko the movement general and es
tablish the rule everywhcio. I predict that
wo will have the most ported organUatlon In
the countiy In a month or two that the pub
lic ever saw In any one line of trade.
An Officer Injure. * a Woman.
Nr.nuASKA CJTV , Aeb. , Jan. C3 [ Special
Telegram to the Hr.R. | Chief of Police Scott
Hail tried to arrest a voting saloonkeeper
named Jacobs last night for lighting , when
the man's wife Interfered , endeavoring to
get hei husband away from the police. Hall
thereupon struck tlio woman a trlghtful
blow on the head with a club , trom the effects
of which her left arm is to-day paraljml ,
Indicating , as the attending doctor hays , that
her brain Is injmed. The woman Is lying In
a prccailoits condition , Hall claims Urn
woman bit him In the arm and that ho hud
to hit her to make her let go.
Funeral of Mrs.
WASUIXGTO.V , Jan. S ? ' . The funeral of
Mrs. Yoorhees , wife of Senator Vooihees ,
took place from her latu icsUlenco In this
city this afternoon. Among thu many hand-
somulloral offerings sent ov thu friends of
thu deceased , was a pillow from MrsCleve
land. At i ) o'clock the remains wtie taken
to the llaltimoio & Ohio depot to bo con
veyed to Tcno Haute , their last resting
The Virginia Statesman Gives Away the
Doings of Executive Sessions ,
ndtmmtln Llrlngs Down the Wrath of
the Civil Service Commissioners
Susan I ) . Anthony lioba Up
Serenely Capital Notes.
nitltllcherKcr's hot Not a. Happy One.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 2.1. ( SpecialTelegram
to the I5ii.j : : Senator Hlddlebcrccr , ot Vh-
glnla , Is posing as thu crushed tragedian. Ho
has been describing to every ono who has
asked him and to many who ha\o not the
scenes which took place In the secret session
of the senate last Knday afternoon. Ho tells
what he said and what was said by others ,
and also what ho save notice to the senate.
Mr. Ulddlcbeigcr's relations aiosald by other
senators to be exaggerations , and they ex
plain that ho was not in a condition to sec or
hear accurately. Ho was at least sober
enough to raise a tremendous disturbance ,
and Is determined to duplicate It at the nn\l
executive session. The senator from Vir
ginia has , with his colleagues , taken an oath
never to icveal what occurs in executive ses
sion , and yet In defiance of his oath ho
stands In the hotel lobbies and recites the
scenes of Kiiday with great detail.
Ho gl\cs notice to all the newspaper men ,
too , that ho will furnish them full Informa
tion of what occurs at subsequent executive
sessions. The senators do not know what
to do about it , but will probably decide to let
Mr. Ulddlebcrgcr scveicly alone. Senate
pecrots always leak out Very seldom Is any
thing done that the newspapers do not leport
as tully as they ears to , but a senator was
never known before to dellboiately and will
fully violate his oath In the picscnco and
knowledge of everyone. Mr.-Klddlebcrger's
excuse Is that tlio senate on Friday voted
down a resolution ollered by him to consider
the extradition treaty In open session. Ho
sayslt Isamcasuie in which the public is
interested and In which there are many
features that would not bo agreed to If the
cold light of day was turned on them. Ho
pioposcs to keep the public. Informed as to
the contents of tiio treaty and the conduct ot
every senator toward it , whether , ho violates
his oath or not. His duty to the public Is
higher than his duty to the senate and
that Duly made H necessary for him to violate
late his oath by refusing to consider the
treaty with open doors. Thcio was but one
vote in favor bf Klddlobergor's resolution ,
which was cast by him. Mr. Itiddlcbcrgcr
says , and It is true as the gospel , that such a
rcbo.ution would have lecelvcd a laigo num
ber of votes if it had been offered by any
other senator than himself. And then no
switches off on his favorite theme of conver
sation thu treatment lie has received from
his fellow senators. Ho complains that no
motion he has ever made has boun adopted ,
no bill ho has inttoduccd has passed ; that he
Is made the victim ol tlio rules ot the senate ,
and no matter who Is in tno
chair ho Is always declared out
of order. The bluest way to get a bill passed ,
ho says , Is tor him to oppose It. The most
certain way to defeat one , is for him to give
it a demonstration of support. Ho says ho
has been Ignored In the committee room and
in the senate. ; ho has been insulted leiieat-
edly , has been cut on the street by his tellow-
senators , who take every possible way to
show him disrespect. Ho says ho has never
been Inside the residences ot any ot his sen
atorial colleagues , and bus only been invited
to ono ot them. Senator I'almor once asked
him to a dinner party , -u hlch no was obliged
to decline because ho docs not own a dress
coat , and Is too poor to buy one ,
Senator Kdmunds has snubbed the civil
service commissioners and they are as huffy
as "wet hens. " J ast bosslon Senator Kd
munds had a icsolutlon passed by the senate
asking the civil service commissioners to toll
congress how many and why changes had
been made In the departments. The com
missioners employed all their leisure mo
ments during the bummer In lixlng up their
report. "Uishop" Obeily had the matter es
pecially in charge , and the report made out
was most voluminous. It covered every
thing. The most mlnuto matters were
given. When it was completed a t > co
writer began copying It , and finallv about
S20 patjos of Jcguf cappapcr were covered and
the report was sent to the senate. Hut some
how Senator Kdmunds did not caio
to know what ho had asked about , and
instead of having the renoit refened
to his committee , the piesldeni of the senate
sent It to thu committed on civil
service and retionchmont. When the ques
tion came up whether it should bo printed
Senator Sherman remarked that it was a
very lareo document and that peihaps that
matter liud better bo left with the committed
on printing. This practically killed its
pilntlner , lor last year the committee re
fused to print an cxtia appendix in the civil
service commissioners' report , and ceitainly
they will never consent to printing a big SJO
page report. Thus it seems that a whim ot
one senator who thought he wanted some
thing has cost the government considerable
in time and money to prepare , and when fin
ished tlio senator lias chanced Mis mind and
does not want to ecu it and the report goes to
u committee 100111 and is burled.
HUSAN u. nous ui > Hiitr.\niY. :
Miss Susan 13 , Anthony is hero , full of Iho
and snap , grim , resolute and solid as ever ;
in fact , solider than ever , and wearing tlio
multifailous defeats of the last thiity years
as gaily as a Choctaw chief wears his plumes
of victory. She came to attend the woman's
Biiflrago convention to bo hold hero this
week. "These reporters. " she said , "aro so
fond of Hoiilngon some triviality andirlnging
the changes on It to tlio exclusion of busi
ness. Now , last week , when I spoke In Chicago
cage , " she wont on , "a do ? that
came with a Trlbuno loporter ran across
the taio and , springing up by my side ,
laid Ills nose on my shoulder. I prophesied
to the audience then that that dog would ligtiro
In the press reports moru conspicuously than
anything else that was said or done , and ,
sure enough , the next day almost every paper
worried that poor dog from paragraph to
paiagraph , and his owner gave him almost n
column. Why , it is absolute cruelty to
animals and worse by all odds than tying a
tin can to his tall. The worst of His , it was
a yellow dog and an ugly brute at that. "
Miss Anthony fancies she sees an improve
ment in tlio woman suffrage movement.
Lieutenant John W. Danenhowcr , ot Jeannette -
netto Arctic exploring expedition fame , now
occupying a chair at tlio Annapolis naval
academy , was pild Sl.OOO yesterday under
an act of countess of January 3 , pioviding
for the relief of tlio survivois and widows
audchlldicn of those who perished In the re
treat from tlio wreck of that ill-fated vessel
In the Aictlc seas. This was paid on the
llrnt requisition drown by Secretaiy Whitney
against this appropriation , chlet Knglneer
( ieorgn W. Melville is also provided tor with
Sl.OOO , and the remaining survivors jmniud
In the bill will receive SWO each. The wid
ows , clilldion or parents of officers and
enlisted men who perished will bo paid a
sum equal to a year's pay according to the
rate of pay at which the name of buch do-
eeaseil was berne upon the pay rolls of the
steamer Jeannettc.
A i-itoi'osinoN TO rr.xsiox CI.KIIKS.
The proposition of Representative Craln
to pension meritorious clerks is received
with universal pleasure In the departments ,
and already steps nro being taken by the
clerks and other employ to have the "num
ber of years of continuous service in order to
be cliirlbo to retirement on a jn'iinlon reduced
from forty-thuto thirty years. It is ascertained
that iu thu posioilice dop.xitmcnt aloutt there
01 B at least tuenty employeshohavo urown
useless In thu service bv reason ot old age ,
and are drawing high salaries , thus pre\ent-
lui ; the cmplc/ment of jomiBcr and moio
capable men.
CAPITAL IliiKF : < 3.
The retired olllcors ot the at my are threat
ened by ( ieneral Urairg's bill with loss ] of
their longevity bay given to them by thu de ,
cision of the Fiipromo court In the Tyler case
and are becoming frlKhlcncd.
To-uay's Herald savs : "Major C. I.
Wilson , paymaster of the army , has returned
to Omaha a ftcrsovoral months leave of ab
sence. It will bo Rood news to his many
friends to learn that his tvlfn's health Is
rapidly Improvlne nnder skillful medical
treatment In Now York city. "
Showing of the Country.s Bustno 9
For the Past Week.
UOSTOX , Jan. 33. [ Special Telegram to the
llr.i : . ] The following table , compiled from
special dispatches to the Post from the mana
gcrsofthcleadtngcloarlnBliousesof the Uni
ted States , gives the gross exchanges at each
point for the week ending January ! tt , 1SS7 ,
compared with the corresponding period ot
Not included lu totals ; no clearing house
last year.
The Premlcr'H Condition SalUte
to Itc Unbalanced.
ToitoNTo , Out. , Jan. 2A [ Special Tele
gram to the 13ii : : . ] Tlio ( Jlobu publishes a
dispatch from Ottawa which makes some
staitling revelations as to Sir John Mac-
Douald's mental condition. It says : "Sir
John's petulance under advice or contradic
tion makes the lives of tils ministers Insup
portable. It is known that Sir Charles T up
per left the cabinet because ho could not put
up with Sir John , and that the difficulties
between them culminated In a quarrel In a
full cabinet council , nt which they shook their
lists In ono another's face. A peace was
patched up , and Tuppcr sent to Kngland.
Since that tlmo no ono except Mr.
Pope has had thu least Inllucnco against any
view once adopted by the aged premier. The
defeat of tlio conservative party in Ontario
deprived him of much of his remaining ca
pacity lor conservative thinking. When , n
week after the Ontario defeat , lie decided to'
bring on a general flection , and attempted to
combat his rosolultt . caused stranv : < ? i scones
In the council. Sir Charles Tuppcr , who
was iu Kngland , wus cabled for , unknown
to Sir John , and when the latter heard ho
was coming to Canada , he directed him to
stay where he was. Sir John held that a
plot existed among his subordinates , and
determining to euduro neither central nor
practical deposition , ho announced lie would
instantly resign unless all consented to an
election. As his resignation would have
killed the conservative party his colleagues
made the best ot the situation and consented
to go to the polls. Any day mav produce. It
is stated , an announcement of the premier's
condition , and the ministers are watching
forSir ChailcsTuppor's arrival with lovorlbb
anxiety. "
ancniGAN's HOLES.
Horrible Stories of InmntPB of the
Infamous Dance Houses.
DrmtoiT , Jan. 23. During last week a bill
was introduced in the Michigan legislature to
suppress the infamous dance houses In the
lumber camns of the upper peninsula. The
woist stories from that region arc corrobo
rated by the story of ono of the victims of tlio
infamous tralllc. In the Detroit house of
correction are eight women who wcro sen
tenced to ono year's imprisonment for being
lound in ono of these dons.Vlion the house
was raided nine women were captured. Ouo
of these was sent to a hospital suli'urlng from
a honiblo disease and the other eight were
brought heie. Two of these nro in the prison
hospital. One , known as Minnie , will bu re
leased and will leave in a few days to go to
her home in the east to die. In view ot the
pending legislation the Krco 1'iess will
to-morrow publish an Interview with
this last named which gives an account
of tlio life , the horror ot which can scarcely
bo Imagined. On tlio piomisu of employ
ment , .Minnie , whoso husband had deserted
her In Chicago , was Induced to go to a camp
near ilenomitieo by a cheap restauiant
keeper named William Oalne.s , of No. Ill
Halsted street , Chicago. Not until her ar
il val In the lumber icglon did she rcail/o thu
lifu blio was to lead , and then a lack ot funds
prevented her returning' . Uy force she was
compelled to do the bidding of the fiends who
kept tlio hell In which she was confined.
Kle.ks and beatings were trequent. The
shanty In which they were penned was sur
rounded by high palisades and thirteen blood
hounds further prevented escape. All at
tempts to communicate with the outer world
ttuio fruitless. Once the attention of the
authorities was attracted and n deputy filicrill
called to Investigate. Ho was given 55J and
lett , The Kill's story has been verified by
the superintendent of the house ot eorice-
tlon , alter careful Investigation. What Is
published is but a hint of thu lltu led In those.
duns of infamy , thu details being too levolt-
ing for publication.
Hit Poisoned Them With
CIIICAOO , Jan , 23. Ills now certain that
Lucy Heldelmoyrr was poisoned. 1'rof.
II allies , of Hush Medical college , has com
pleted a chemical analysis of her stomach ,
Ho found traces of arsenic In every vital part ,
which wus administered In such liberal quan
tities that the only wonder is that the girl
lived as long as she did , Captain Shaauk
has also ascertained that Lawienco King ,
the girl's stepfather , who Is being held to
await the result of the investigation , lived
lor a long tiinu wlthacolebiatod chemist In
Ceruiany , and there gained an oxtonslvo
knowledge of the deadly qualities ot vaiious
poisons. Ycsteiiiay 1'rof. llulnea began an
analysis of tliu rumalns of Knu's third wile ,
wlileh wuiiiovhiimPd for that purpose last
Thursday. The officers think they have a
stioug ciiso of clicumstantlal evidence
against Kruir. The iwiuost on the step
daughter will bo resumed this week and tlio
Inquiries redoubled as to the lour other
deaths charged against Krug. Helms mith-
orl/ed thosiilaof the two houses belonglni :
to Mini In aider to raise money to del end
himself in the criminal courts.
ANcbrasktm KulciiloK In Chicago.
CiurAoo , Jan. ei. | Special Telegram to
the UKE.J A man supposed to bo C. I ) . W.
Gibson , ot Wood Itlver , Neb. , committed Bill-
cldu at the Allen house 1'rldav nlvht. Fall
ing to come down from his room yesterday
an oiHcer was summoned who broke In the
door and found Uibson dead In bed. Ho Is
supposed to have poisoned himself , but no
cause Is known. He had been stopping at
the hotel lour days. A number ot receipts
were found showing him to be a member of
the A. O. U. W. . of Vulcan lodge , Wood
Klver , Neb. Gibson la apparently about
thli ty-t } vo years of age.
The English Government Alarmed at the
Situation in Europe ,
ShoAVIIt Ask Kranco to Explain Her
Military Movements A lirllllnnt
Event In Ilerlln Comments
on MeGlymi.
A Conflict Imminent.
Loxnqx , Jan. 23. The Dally News professes -
fosses to" know that there Is extreme danger
of war. It says tlio government Is alarmed
on account of Its having heard that ( Jermany
Is likely within a few days to ask Franco to
explain the meaning of the French military
movements on the frontier.
A 111311 LIN 13VIDNT.
The Grnwl Celebration Attended by
| Cnpyr/0M / l.W.TiimM / ! ( Jonlnn Ihnnctt , ]
Unni.iN' . Jan. 23. [ New Yoik Herald Cable
Special to the llni : . ] The annual celebia-
tlon of the kronungs and crJonfrs1 , one of
the events of the Iteilln sea on , passed off to
day with the accustomed pomp and magnifi
cence. The kaiser and kalseroln , rather 1m-
piudcntly braving the wildest Inclement
weather , attended service In the Schloss
chapel , The kalsorcln , who wore a superb
white satin diess trimmed with ermine , was
can led in by two royal pairos , plctuiesquoly
attired In scarlet , The kaiser icturned to ids
palace slightly Indisposed and sulTeilng from
a cold and hoaisoncss. 1 am assured that
tlicie Is no cause for anxiety.
Ills place at the banquet In tlio welsson-
saal was taken by the crown prince. The
stately hall was crowded with brilliant uni
forms , dresses and gorcous llvuries. Thu
cro\\n prince , wearinz a dark bind gcneial's
uniform , occupied the scat of honor under
tlio crimson canopy , lleslde him sat the
crown princess In white satin dress , the
corsage very decollctto. She were yellow
ostiich feathers , n long tulle veil , a diamond
tiara and aiound the throat a necklace of
diamonds and emeralds. Her long , white
satin train , richly brocaded In gold , was
cairicd by two pages In white tunics , white
leather knee breeches and muslin jabots. The
whole effect was less haimontous than strik
ing. Immediately facing her was ( Jeneral
Von Moltke. On her right I saw the I'llnco
U'lllielm In scarlet Hussar unifoim , forming
a capital foil for the pale , splrltucllo face or
the Princess Saxo Meliilngcn , who looked
cuarmlng In a low dress ot white
satin and gold and a coquettish
little cap with rt vail fastened around
the head by a diadem ot brilliants.
On the left I noticed the I'rlnccss Joliann
Albrecht of Mecklenburgh , In diaphranous
pale blue , the sailor prlnco Hclnnch , and a
knotof foielgn celebrities and ambassadors ,
notably Count Schouvalell , who was untiring
in his attentions to his nuighbor3tho , envoy
of the grand Turk , in anotli cr corner of the
hall bat two swarthy Japanese looking very
nncomfoitablo in their red kepis and
Kmopean tunics. The tall , handsotuo of-
liccr. In dark blue dragoon uniform , dis-
coursingso"Kallantly ) to a lady iu inauvo , was
CountTHcrbcrt JBIsmarok.
"Who's'that dapper , llltle old man with a
big bald head , wearing spectacles ? " said n
stranger near me.
That little man was Menzel.
At 2 o'clock the crown prince , rising , raised
his glass and said : "Idilnk to the health of
the old and now knights. "
All drank standing. The band crew Wag-
ncrlan , and I vanished.
A Tory Paper's Comment on the flic-
Glynn Case.
[ Capiirtght 1SS7l > v Jatncs Cuiiloli Dennett. ]
LONDO.V , Jan. 23. | Xew York Herald
Cable Special to the IJiic.J The Observer , a
Sunday paper , high priced and highly spiced
with toryism , editorially says to-day :
"rather McOlynn has been summoned to
Homo to bo icbukcd for accepting Homy
George's socialistic doctrines and a gieat
noise has been made all over America about
the despotic attack on the liberty ot an
Aiuoiican eitl/.en. There Is no countiy in
tliu world , sa\o Kngland , wheio the chinch
of Komo enjoys moro liberty and quiet than
in the United States , but in both countries Its
position may at any moment bo compromised
by tlio least attempt at meddling with the
civil liberty of a citi/on , whether ho bo cleric
or layman. This , however , Is precisely vthat
Alehblshop Coirlgan has done in trying to
"gag" Father McUlynn. llo has thus pro
voked the one question which the Vatican ob
jects to raise in thu states : Is It possible lor
an American to be both a citi/.en and a Cath
olic ? Hence the authorities at liome are now
Inclined to compose the. quarrel and on the
whole , bide witli Father McUlynn.
They will probably accept tlio doe-
tor's coitllicato as a poor excuse for
the refusal to make a penitential pilgrimage
to Home , and If anybody bo rebuked It will
bo the too/.calous archbishop. Wo Slid at
the first blush that thu pope must bu unduly
bcnsltlvo about the right of property If , while
permitting Aichbtshop Walsh In Dublin to
bless the no-rout campaign , ho excommuni
cates Father McOlynn In Now York for
adopting Henry ( icorh'o's doctilncs. The
dlfleionco as regards honesty Is all on Mr.
( icor o's side. Ho confiscates the landlord's
estate , nut by taxing It down to pralrlo value ,
ho gives It to the whole 'community. The
no rent' campaigners confiscate tlio land
lords' property , but they give It , not to the
communltv , but to each other. "
/ringing AV'ordB Ily the Iriali Leader In
Now YwJc.
Niw : YOIIK , Jan. 2.'J. There was a demonstration -
stration in Madison bquaro Garden to-night
In compliment to Micluel Davltt and his
wife. Nearly 10,000 pcisons weio present ,
Patrick Ford presided. When Davltt was
presented the people made n vast deal of
cheering. When T. V. 1'owdorly was rccog-
nUcd thcio was not a little cheering as also
when Henry George was seen among the
crowd. Letters ot regret were read from
Senator Sawyer ot Wisconsin , Senator Man-
dcrson of Nebiaska , and a number of other
scnatois and members of the house. Davitt
nt the outset clioso to construe the demon-
filiation not only as a ( Meeting to him , but as
n token of encouragement to Krin and de
fiance to her enemies. Iteferrlng to the land
troubles , ho said ho would have rcgutdcd
as justifiable homicide , unv shooting by
the people ot Gluncoo and Glenbelgh of tlin
bailllt who outraged their homes. ( Wild
cheersl. That the Glcncoc people let the
ballltf escapn iilho was evidence ot the law
abiding character of tlio race ; and the
speaker wanted to , and did "confess" to
night , that he was in a measure responsible
for the passive attitude of the Irish at home.
Davltt't believed it unwlso to oppose un
disciplined Joico Piralnst disciplined
powei that would mean sura de
feat , Ho thought tlio toiy government
meant war to extermination , and let this
policy becomu known and all the wisdom
of the conservative leader could not overt
some supreme ad of letallatlon. Jiut before
such consummation bhall have been reached
the common-sense of Kiigtishmen will have
usseitcd Itself. Attention giew Intense when
Uavitt at Joigth ( refeired to the case of
Father McOlynn , Ho spoke of him as his
friend , and snld that ho would refrain from a
line of criticism , and then quoted from Me-
( Hynn's statement to IMP papers that ho did
promise to make no more speeches on the
Irish question , even for charity , but did not
bind himself to abstain for all time from
public speaking on political and social
subjects. After referiliiR to Cardi
nal Slmconl's action , In considering
him. IDavItt said : " Herein Is tlio
head and front of Dr. Mcdlynn's offense.
Now mark the striking coincidence. In litfJ
the Irish cause was In the death struggle of
discouragement and coercion. Kvery re
source of power was emplou'd to disrupt our
tanks and destroy tlio Land League , and It
was In that hour , wheh wo weio menaced by
distraction , that Cardinal Slmeonl , at the dc-
sire of English agents In Home , Joined his
feeble attacks to those of Ireland's other
enemies. H appears now that ho was not
satisfied with his vain attempts to coerce the
bishops anil prlesls of Ireland Into doing
ISnpInnd'spolltlral works. Ho also aimed
his llttlo thunderbolts at our friends In
America boc.\n o ho was Instructed
by Kngland that It was hero we found our
sinews of war ; nud here , of all the friends of
Iicland , Cardinal Slmeonl singled out for
punishment ono of the most devoted priests
and single hearted men that ( led has over
called to the ministry 0110 of thu largest
heat t , ono of the most catholic mind that
ever donned the vestments of the Catholic
priesthood : ono of the most fearless cham
pions thai lieland has everglven to thn cause
of human liberty. And for what ? Forsuppoit-
ing this movement in Ireland , which meant
to grasp robber landloidlsm ; tor supporting
what Cardinal Slmeonl called , and what 1
am ptoiid to call , Irish revolution. Father
McOlynn has done what bishops and priests
In Irnland have done In defense of this same
cardinal , llo Is awarded pulshment which
the propru-aiula would have meted out to
Father McOlynn , of Ireland. It Is absurd
to bellcvo that Father McOlynn would leave
the church to take the stump , but he claims ,
and 1 think rUhlly so , thorkhtto think for
himself In political matters. "
Father McOlynn Milken n Public State
ment of lllw CHRP.
Ninv YOIIK , Jan. 2. ! . [ Special Telegram
to the Uir..J : The statement given out by
Archbishop Corrlgan has created much ex-
cltcmcnt among the patishioticrs of St.
Stephen's church. Dr. Shrady , Dr. Me-
01 } nn's physician , thought it was taking an
undue advantage or' Dr. McGlynn for the
archbishop to como out with n statement at a
tlmo when the priest was too ill to make an
answer , llo criticises the archbishop's state
ment bovcicly. While eveiy letter written
by thoaichbishop has been quoted In full ,
Dr. McGlynn's letteis have boon quoted only
In part , those portions being chosen which
would Indicate Insubordination on the pait
of the pi lest. The letter wiitten and sent to
the archbishop December 20 had been badly
gaiDled. The fust half had been ontliely
suppressed , thu part only being quoted which
treated of the determination to adheru to his
land thepilcs. The part suppressed gave Dr.
WcOlynn's reasons foricluslng to obey the
summons from Koine. Ouo icason Is ill
health. The others aic of a private charac
ter. Dr. Schrady claims tlieso puvatu rea
sons are sufficient Iu themselves and merit
Late last night Dr. McOlynn issued a
statement in which ho says that tlio men-
bNhop has omitted from his statement pails
of his ( McGlynn's ) letters essential to n lull
understanding ot the case. While ho
promised in : ( vs2 and IWt to make no moro
speeches on the Irish question , lie did not
bind himself by promise to abstain for all
tlmo to eoiiiu liom public speaking on poli
tical and social subjects. llo adds : ' 'I have
never rctmcted , nor without doliiR violence
to my conscience could I retract , my firm
conviction that God made1 , land foi ; the etjual
usoof all his children , and that laws which
deny their biitluigiit to tlio great majority of
men aio unjust and Injurious and ought to
bo abolished. I am theologian enonch to
Know that the Catholic chinch has never con
demned ibis doctrine as contiary to Catholic
truth. If thu pope should declaio that this
doctrine is contiarv to tlio Catholic laitli. 1
should then , as a Catholic , repudiate It. lint
1 am also theologian cnoimh to know what
the church teaches as to the limitations ot
this power of definition , and thoreloioto
know that tlio doctilncol cnualitv of human
lights in land can no moro be condemned by
the church than any other truth. "
I'oi.irnMiix cr\ii : > Tin : muiiou.
Services at St. Stephen's chinch to-day
were conducted as usual , excepting that no
collections were made. Consldeiablo fccllnc
was moused by thu fact tiiat policemen Iu
uniform had been posted In the stieet , and
others , In cltl/un'.s clothes. Inside the church.
A committee of Dr. McGlynn's pnrshloneis
met to-day and formulated a leport which
will bo presented to a meeting to-mouow
eveninc on the stopsof Sr. Stephen's , if the
ba-ement hall is forbidden them by Dr.
McGlynn's successor.
Which AVII1 Probably Re
ceive Attention ThN Week.
WASHINGTON , Jan. si. The unfinished
business of thu senate Is the agi ( cultural ox-
pciiment bill , but Kdmunds intends to ask
that It bo temporarily laid asldu and the fish-
cries bill taken up to-monow. 1C aosent is
given ho will try to sccuro action on the lat
ter bill to-moriow , or , at tlio latest , Tuesday
night , lleck will make an early elfoit to
picvcnt tmtlicr postponement of the bill to
prohibit members of comriess fiom acting as
nillioad attoincvs , and as ho has made con
cessions to the convenience ot other sena-
tois when it bcemcd to In his
light to Insist upon consldeia-
tion of the measure , hn is lilcdly to find
hlsoppoitunlty duilnir the week. The liilt-
Ish extiaditlon treaty Is the unfinished busi
ness ol seeiet session , and tlio first con-
venlnnt day will bu devoted to Its considera
In the house of lepresonlatlvcs , the I'ierco-
1'agii ( Ithoilo Inland ) contested election case
will bo disposed 01 to-morrow , and thu ilvor
and lunbar bill will then bo taken up. There
aio three nppiopi latlon bills now on the cal
endar , namelv , diplomatic , postal and Dls-
trUt of Columbia bills ; and tlieio ia an accu
mulation ot important measures of general
legislation , among them Iho pleiiro-pnen-
monlaliill , thu 1'acllle laihoad tundlng bill ,
the naval icoigaiii/atlon bill , thu free ship
bill , and the teiritoiial admission bills ,
wiiosospoiibois may contest thn right of suc
cession , ami thu liver and harbor hill , should
that mcasuio be acted upon bcfoio the end of
thu week ,
The AVymoro Hunk Hoitton ,
Cmc'Afio , Jan. 2. ) . fSpecial Telegram to
the Hii ; : . | Thu ease ot thu Hank ol Wymoio
Neb. , against the Fhst National bank of
Chicago , came beloro Judge Haghy ycsteiday
to bo tried witbouta jury. In July , 1W1 , Iho
Wymoio bank honoied a draft accepted by
Ijarton Adamson being assured by the Chicago
cage bank that Adams'standing was uood.
Thu Nebiaska bank was alterwardn obllgud
to take up the paper mid sued the Flist Na
tional for thu amount. It appealed that the
First National had got the leport fiom lirad-
street and hud mndu inquiries on the stieet
concerning Adams. On tins thev recom
mended him. Jndgo Ilagby was on thu noint
ot do'-ldiiig that there was no negligence and
no liability ol llm imity ot HID Flist National
bank when the. plaintiff took non suit.
rntnl flnllroad Accident.
CAIIMI , 111 , , Jan. iiJ. An explosion on the
west-bound Louisville it Nashville passenger
train this morning Killed the engineer and
Ilicman , Injured several otheis ind wrecked
the entire train. A G. , V. AC biakemun
slipped from a iieight tiain and wus hoiilbly
She Ouuht lo SKiy Abroad.
CHICAGO , Jan. 2.1. MIH. Van Xandt is
quoted as sr > ) IngMy : daughter and I aio
Kolny to Kurope , Wo shall proceed to Paris
and take up our residence them. It Is our
plan to remain In Paris until a decision is
readied in the case ot Spies. "
Bmnllliox In Now York.
Nr.w YOIIK , Jan. 2.'WAnotiier < aso of
smallpox was lound at110 Seventh avenue
Speculation On the Stock Exohtuigo Oharao-
tomod By Irregularity ,
A IjUtlo History of the Iiona
cnctl Movement to Depress OrcRou
HtocltH Mr-ought to Ijight , Other
l > e\utopmcnH K.xpootcil.
A Week oflrrcctilar Speculation.
Jsr.w YOIIK , Jan. ai [ Special Telegram
to the IJiu. : ] Thotourso ot speculation on
the stock exchange diirlinr the past week
was characterized by great Inegularltv. VN
biations between strength nud weakness'
were ficquont , both conditions otlen pre
vailing at the same tlmo In different shares.
The Incident that attracted the most attention
at the opening was the Kiehmond Toimlnal
Kast Tenncsseo deal , and this maintained
the prominence which southern properties
had ptuvlously seemed , It soon tiansplrod ,
however , that theiulmd been heavy n-allza-
lions in Richmond Terminal under cover ot
the great boyancy which attended the eon-
summation of the deal , and thereafter fol
lowed the bieak of neatly olght points In the
same , which was acceleiatod by the an
nouncement that the Terminal directors had
authorized an additional Issue of 810,000,000
of stock which they proposed to oiler to the
minority of the lilchmond & Danville stock
holder In pioportlon of four sh.ucs to
one. After this Tci initial stock ral
lied and leaded with great frequency , but
subsequently settled down Into a condition ot
comparative qulot , Nleklo Plato stocks BUf-
fctou a. sharp break on tlio proposed assess
niont , and suddenly became Inactive. Then
nnthraclto coal shares loomed Into great
prominence and by tholr maiked strength
did much to preserve the Him tone of the
maikct. Jersey Cential was conspicuous for
an advance of about four points and Heading
rose half as much. Sliong pools were at
work In both these stocks , and the advance
frightened many shorts Into covuilnp , and
their purchases materially assisted the Im-
proNomcnt. Somoot tlio coal and Iron stocks
rosu lo the highest point yet reached. The
general stock market did comparatively llttlo
either way and thu usually piomlnent shares
assumed meiely secondary Impoitancc , ris
ing and failing frequently , but as a rule
keeping within a narrow tange.
The passage near the close ot
tlio Inter-stato commerce bill by the
house of representatives biought Pacific
Mail temporal Ily to tlio liont as a gieat bull
caul , but Cammack and his following , which
included most of the room tradeis , soon
jumped on thu maikot and brought about n
general reaction. For the tlihd tlmo during
the week Wall btiuet obtained yesterday a
glimpse of dilTcicnt phases ol manipulation
that Influenced Its action. It found out first
how anthracite coal strike news may bu got ,
and secondly , got some light on the sluggish
bull imnomcnt In Hocking Valley stock.
Yesterday the lout : threatened movement to
dupioss so-called Oiegon stocks
was uncov- mi
eied. The movement was begun In Iho
maiket Friday , with sales of Oregon Kail-
way t Navigation and of Oiegon > t Trans-
conttncntiil stocks that carried both dpwn
aoout ijij percent , This was accompanied by
this comment In the financial column ot the
Kvcnlng Past : "Oregon Navigation and
Oregon Tninscontlnuntal wcro both
weaic and lower to-day. It be
gins to appear that Oregon Navigation
lias not cut ned Its declaied dividends for a
long time , ] ) osslbly bomu years. One of the
significant tacts in this connection Is .that
while thu stuck and bonds of thu Oregon
Navigation company's lines inn up to about
tM.OOO per mile thu roads aio estimated to
have cost only about $ : tiooo ) permilu , and it
is consequently difficult to account for tlio
oilier S'-iooo ) er mllo. " It was generally
supposed that having- signally tailed a few
weeks ugo to throw the Louisville oc Nash-
\ illu lallroad into thu hand.sof a receiver and
to hiunsli the tiust companv that Is trustee
for its bonds , the financial editor ol thu Post
would ciiivo bis piocllvities. This last tlmo
his lack ot memoir led him Into n urevloun
lilt , for tlio runmiks quoted above rollccted
not so much upon tlio present management
ol Oiegon as upon the one Immediately pro-
cedhu it , which built and developed
the Oregon Kaihvay t Navigation linos.
Of this inannirciiiciitMr. Iloiaco White , now
editor ot tlio Evening Post , was a part , hav
ing seived IH tieasuior of the company under
Vilhird'sadministiatlon. It would bu dllli-
ciilt to tell who Jell the worst when the
Kvcnlng Post came out on Friday afternoon
Horace White or Klijah .Smith , picsidunt
of the Oiegon Hallway it Navigation com-
puny. Mr. Whlto expressed his Jeollngs first
In tlio following note :
Klijah Smith , Ksq. Dcar Sir : I was qulto
thuiidetstiuck when 1 saw In tlio financial
column of thu Post this evening a paragraph
about thu Oiegon Uallway it .Navigation
company , and 1 sent immediately tor Faw-
celt , to inqiilio what It meant. Ho tells mu ho
got th item liom lira ) ton Ivus. 1 giuatly
rtvrct that such blimdarlng statements
should have got Into the papcis. A conec-
tlon will be Inserted to-monow.
Yours Trulv , HoiiAci : WIIITI ; .
Mr. Smith demanded pel mission to have
this note inserted in tlio papois , and It was
done. It caused a good deal of u sensation ,
and Oregon stocks began at once to tccovoc
In the maiket. The sensation , however , was
the shouldering ot the lesponsibiiity upon
Hiayton Ives. Mr. IV H , who is an ex-nrusl-
di'tit and btlll govurnor of Urn stock ex
change. Is also a diieclor of the Northern
Pacific rallioad company. Ives was for a
long Hum udiiectoi In both of tnu Oiegon
companies , but ho voted out ot one a
year ago Inst spring , and thu other last Jan
uary by tlio Smith p.uty. Acidu liom any
pctsoual leellng that may bu In the matter
tliu view moil generally held In Wull slicet
is that the picsnnt movement against Oregon
stocks IH made with a view of obtaining con-
tiol ot tliu companies In the Inteiestol the
Northein Pacific , the two having been
divorced by Villurd'n collapse. Foe a lone
tlmo past the stioct has been well supplied
with icpoitB derogatory to the Navigation
company , and now Mr , Ives golH thn credit
ol the hist ol them. Foi over a year , It Is as
serted , the Mithern Pacific ban been
trying to lease the Navigation
propei ty , and It has be''ii Ihn practice ot
mostol the olliccrs of thu Noi them Pacific to
decry Its value. Hliicu thu lease of thupiop-
irly to the Union Pacific ! It was supposed the
ellorls lo decrv tlio Novigatlon property
would cease. In the money aitlele of the
Post yesterday at lei noon a retraction of tlio
statements pruned above was attempted.
Piesldcnt Smith said that so far as ho waa
roneeinud It was not satisfactory , and time
he believed thu directoiH would demand moro
explicit and definite satisfaction. Mr. I ! ray-
ton Ives' version of the matter , as given by
his friends , Is that he based his assertion
upon the leport of thu hlntory and condition
of thB Navigation company piepared by hut
fellow director , llrockmaii , and who was on *
ol the committed appointed by the N'orthern
Pacific company to Im estimate the condition
ol thu Navigation company , It is nmlcistood
this rcpoit Is being tre.tsured ah a gieat bear
card to bo played against the NaUgatlon
stock , Olllcers ot the Navigation company
have not yet Intimated what toim their con
troversy with Ives will tuko.
A Itnllroad Pri-Hldoni'H Plan.
Nr.w Yoni ; , Jan. ! ( , [ Special Telegram
to thu Hii.J : In 11 Tribune Inteivlew on the
Intel-state commerce bill J , C. Clarke , presi
dent of thu Illinois Contra ) , Kays : "Thoro
ought to bo an immediate call for a national
convention of rallioad men , They ought to
come together and agico to a rigid line of op
eration under this. bill , obeying Itblrlctlym
ever ) ru.spect. Then they ought to put up
lalorion ihiougli Iroight 100 i > er cent and
Kick to them. It would probably create tlio
biggest panic this c.onntiy hai ever wen , but
thu IN just what 1 think thecountij needs
when it permits its Icghlaluiu lo pass ntaeas-
uiu liUu this , "