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SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. TUESDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 1 , 1887. NUMBEK 2
A SWITCH IN THE SENATE
The Omaha Charter Bill Ordered Engrossed
and Then Reconsidered.
COLBY CAUSES THE CHANGE.
The Klclit-Honr mil Sleets Itq Kate
Measures of Oennral Interest
Discussed at Length In
of the .Senate.
LINCOLN , Neb. . Jan.31. ( SpecialTelegram
to the Hr.i : . ] Mr. Llnlncer , this morning ,
secured the passage of n resolution ordering
the Omaha city charter bill , which Is entitled
"an act Incorporating metropolitan cities , "
to bo en grossed.
The morning session of the senate was
brief , a few bills being read a first and ccc-
end time. A recess was then taken to 2
When the .senate met at 2 o'clock to-day
Mr. Colby said : "At tlio request of several
gentlemen , 1 move that the vote by which the
Omaha charter bill was almost unanimously
ordered engrossed , bo reconsidered. "
Mr. Llnlnger "I cannot see the point that
the gentleman makes In having the vote re
considered. The charter had been agreed
upon by the citizens of Omaha twenty days
before It came down hero. Tlio entire
.Douglas delegation have worked on this bill
evenings for over a week and they have
unanimously agreed that they want that
chatter. Tlicro was no protest entered Into
bcfom the eommltteo which has unani
mously reported In favor of tlio bill. Them
has been no complaint made to me as chair
man of the committee on municipal affalis.
Of course the bill may not suit everybody.
The Omaha committee that framed this bill
was composed of tlvu members of the board
of trade and live members ot the city council ,
who jointly selected five moro cltt/ens at
large , with the city attorney , who gave It
their special attention. This chatter Is just
such a chaiter as the city ot Omaha demands
nml wants. It does not Interfere with any
other city or any other portion of the stale. I
cannot understand why this matter should
bu raconsidoicd and certainly oppose It. "
.Mr. Colby- " ! would say this , that while It
Is true It allects simply Omaha , yet wo are re
sponsible for our acts hem , and 1 have not
had time lo examine the bill. It Is a general
law even It It alfects only Omaha. The Omaha
Herald has something like a column of an
attack on this bill , and there am some
other gentlemen of some standing from
Omaha who say further that It contains pro
visions that should be in no city charter , and
ns wo have by an almost unanimous vote
placed it at the head ot tlm list , I think we
should now let It go hack In general Illu and
be properly discussed. I will do all 1 can to
assist these gentlemen In the passage of this
bill , but 1 think our vote should bu reconsid
ered and that wo do nothln , ' hastily , espec
ially as there are gentlemen hero who wish
to appear before this house against certain
sections ot the bill. "
Mr. Schminke "What business have wo
with this charter ? If the Douglas delegation
are satisfied-with It wo ought to bo satisfied.
1 would not pay any more attention to the
Omaha Herald than to a dog barking at mo.
If Brother Colby Is guided by the Omaha
Herald , the Lord knows whore ho will land
some ot these days. [ Laughter.J I nin op
posed to this motion to reconsiiter. I know
what we want In Nebraska City and the gen
tlemen fiom Douglas know what Is wanted
in Omaha. I am opposed to tills motion. "
Mr. Casper " ! understand there is a prop
erty qualification In that charter which says
that no man can bo entitled to a scat In the
city council unless he bo an owner of S2.000
worth of property. I have often said that 1
would not vote tor any bill that embodied a
property qualification , and I declaio 1 never
I. will. Money don't make tlio man. A man
without property Is just as good as a wealthy
. man. I think wo should discuss this bill. "
Mr. Llnlnger "That clause has boon In
the Omaha chaitcr over since we have had a
charter It Is simply n repetitlpn of the old
charter. The committee did not change that
one lota. "
Mr. Casper "Two years ago. Mr. Presi
dent , several of us were Infoimed by the
Omaha gentlemen In the house that there was
nothing In tno charter bill to Interfere with
towns and villages tnmnghotit tlm state. Hut
the first thing 1 woke up to was that wo were
all compelled to go Into a city of the second
class organisation. Wo wore bettor satisfied
with a village organl'/ation. We found that
there were things in the Omaha chatter
which Interfered with our outside towns. It
was a long bill , however , and wo left It to the
committee. Wo passed It on recommenda
tion ot othcis , but 1 don't think I will over
vote on a bill again until I examine It. "
Mr. Melklejolin " 1 think It Is very neces
sary to have this vote reconsidered. No
two gentlemen have the same Idea of
the bill. 1 am very much In hope
that this motion of the gentleman from Gage
will prevail. Ho voted with myself to have
the bill engrossed , not knowlinc the facts. I
understand there are gentlemen trom Omaha
who desire to appear beloro thocoiuinittcoon
this matter , or before the leglslatnm , to pre
sent their views on the Omaha charter , and I
am In favor of allowing anyone and every
one to appear.
The motion to reconsider wns then carried.
The hour for the special order having ar
rived , which was the consideration ot the
Holmes-Hutler contest case , Mr. Confer
moved that the matter bo postponed until
Wednesday at" p. in.
Mr. Colby said lie thought the senate had
better settle this caso. It should either put
Mr. Holmes out or put him in. Ho was in
favor of landing it ono way or tlio oth"r and
could KCO no reason for postponing it. Ho
was icady to act and thought the balance ot
the senators were.
A rising vote was taken and stood 15 to 14
The senate then resolved Itself Into com
mlttee of the whole for consideration of bills
on geneial lilo. The lirst bill was that ot Mr.
Colby , which provides that eight hours shall
constitute a day's labor , whore no specific con
tract Is made for a longer or shorter time. As
the statutes now lead tun hours Is considered
a labeling day. Tlio tather ot tills bill orated
upon seveialoccasions , with relerenco to the
nieasmo , and his remarks were full of sym
pathy and mthetle appeals for the bettenmyit
of the condition of tlm "heweis of wood nnd
draw era of water. " Some of the members ,
however , had the audacity to say that Mr.
Colby was talking for buncombe. To this
insinuation the gentleman from Gage said
that ho was honest In his advocacy of tlK
bill ; It was lor the benefit of n class of
laborers who could not protect tiiemselves :
lor a class that needed and deset veil the aid
ot thin senate In elevating them In the
world. The bill would not entiiely alleviate ,
tlieiub lit It would help In that direction jusl
Mr. Shervln of Dodce said that he hail
been a laboring man lor many yeais. Ho had
heard no clamor among his constituents tor
n law ot this kind. The laboring men had
not complained , to his knowledge , ot poor
wages. He had had the honor to preside over
n meeting of the Knights of Labor in Lin
coln a few days since , where labor legisla
tion was dUcnssed , and they did not ask for
any such forceless law as this. Hecliarac-
teiired the bill as a clear case of buucombe
and was opposed to its passage.
Mr. Steillng said : "Wo alrjuuderstand the
weakness of those who employ labor ex
tensively , that they work them as long as
possible and at as low pay as possible. This
bill then would simply bo an Invitation to
those who employ labor extensively to
compel their laborers to simi a contract
fora period oven longer than the statutorj
term at present , and Instead ot tending to
alleviate their oppression , it would multiply
their wrongs , and tor that icason 1 am not ii
tavorof the motion ot the gentleman fiou
Gage. If vvo are to have an eight-hour systcn
let that be the maximum lor a day's labor
without so manvconllii'tlni : conditions. "
Mr. Snell of Jefferson otfemd an amend
ment that tlio bill lid made to embrace ser
vant girls. [ Laughter. ]
A vote of 10 to S condemned the bill to
death , and alter the eommltteo arose and re
ported adversely on the bill , the wily states
man from Gagu moved to have it leplaeed 01
thoucnciat Hie. Hut again it icceived n
black eje , and now rests peacefully with the
detuuct female suffrage boom.
Tlio committee then took up Mr
Colby's bill to fix rules of toll
> f water mills , which .Mr , Schminko
aid wns a "bli ? piece of foolishness. " The
alter bclnea miller from Otoe his word was
accepted by the senate , and the bill was
giound so tine tint nothing was left of It.
These two mverses were In part compen
sated , however , when the bill to make elec
tion days legal holidays was recommended to
> ass. This Is also a pet measure of the sen
ator from lingo.
The bill to aid In the satisfaction of me
chanics' liens , by Mr. Colby , was also recom-
ncnded to pass after lengthy dlscti Ion.
The bill requiring cities to establish and
maintain public libraries , Introduced and
manfully advocated by the gentleman from
Gage , wns killed.
The bill to provide for the collection of at
torney fees in the state courts In cases of
foreclosure of mortgages was recom
mended to pass. This bill Is
of great linpoitance to the at
torneys throughout the state , as it will
tend to keen nianv foicclosnrc.s out of the
federal courts in Omaha and Lincoln. The
argument In Its favor was that it would save
to litigants the excessive costs of the higher
courtand give the country lavvier n show.
The bill to restrict the practice of dentistry
was also locomuiendcd to pass.
Aid o'clock the senate adjourned till 10
o'clock to-moriovv morning.
Mr. McNamar of Davvson talks before the
senate with his hands In his pants pocket.
.Mr. Casper talks fast and dips deep down
Into facts and figures. He hits the
point and don't waste any words.
In the discussion to day on thobill providing
lor attorney lees In tlio foreclosum of moit-
gages In the state courts I nstcad of federal
courts , he said It was simply a question be
tween Omaha or Lincoln attorneys and at
torneys In country towns as to which would
take the whole fatm In fees. "It niaKcs no
difference the larm Is bound to go. "
A stranger would have thought to-day that
tlm committee of the whole had set. aside
Hie day tor consldeiation of bills oilginatlng
In the "stato ol IJeatiice. "
Doing * In the
Neb. , Jan. 31. ( Special to the
llr.K. | The house reconvened nt " o'clock
this afternoon with full attendance.
The committee on roads and bridges made
a sweepstake icport In which they merged
bills 4 , ft , si ) , Si , UK ) , 100 nnd 11KJ all in ono
substitute which they present.
The bills amending the law regulating al-
ovvanco lo overseers ; granting a bounty ot
Jji'-OO to cadi olllcer and member who enlisted
and served in the First nnd Second regi
ments of Nebraska volunteeis , honorably
llschnrgcd , nnd amending section bl ) , chap
ter 77 of the compiled statutes , entitled "Rev
enue , " were reported fiom committees with
the recommendation that they bo Indelinitoiy
postponed and the house voted to thus dis-
lioso of them.
A number of bills were reported with the
recommendation that they bo relerrcd to
Hecommondation for passaae was made
upon the following : Increasing the pay of
road overseer ; authori/Jng the auditor ot
public accounts to diaw wan ants on the un
expended balance of appropriation for taking
the census of lbS5.
The house then went into committee of the
whole. Mr. Ageo in tha chair , and transacted
a laigo amount of business.
Tito first bill considered In committee of
the whole was "to authoilie the printing of
2,000 copies of the fish commissioner's ro-
liort. " There was no opposition and the
measure was iccomuiendcd lor passage.
When the second bill under consideration ,
"to ro.'iilate the practice of pharmacy and
sale of poisons , " appeared it was with an
amendment which struck out all alter the en
acting clause and substituted an entirely
new bill. Consideration was deferred until
the amended measure can be printed.
A half hour wns devoted to the third bill
submitted to the committee , which changes
the weight of bushels of certain articles. As
finally recommended for passage tlm only
changes from the existing law" consists In
the Insertion of "green apples fifty pounds
fora bushel , " "sweet corn , shelled , toity-
clght pounds per bushel , " and "sorghum
seed torty-six pounds per bushel. "
The bill that "tho reports of the board fof
ngilculturcj shall bo printed annually by the
state printer and 2,000 copies thereof bounii
Inpapor ; covers and delivered to the secretaiy
ot state , " was recommended for passage.
The next bill , "lor the protection of fe
males , " gave rise to animated and nt times
racy discussion. The section of th < > present
law which the bill seeks to amend reads in
the proposed measure as follows : "It any
male poison of the ace of seventeen years
and upwards shall carnally know or abuse
anv female child under the age of eighteen
years , with her consent , shall be
deemed guilty of rape and shall bo
impiisoncd In Iho penitentiary not 'more
than twenty nor less than three yeais. " The
committee reported the bill with a change of
the age of lomale children from eighteen to
lilteen years. Mr. Hnsselt moved that the
original figure bu allowed to stand. lie said
that the houses ot piostltutlon of the land
were principally recruited trom girls between
sixteen nnd eighteen yeais. One purpose of
tlm bill was to prohibit this recruiting ot the
houses of Ill-tame from the unprotected girls
ot the country who had become victims of
the lust of men and had no other icluge ,
when their shame became known.
Mr. Caldvvell objected to the placing of the
agent eighteen , because It would give any
gill , be she chaste or unchaste , the power to
say to the young man whom she hail enticed :
"You now choose between mo or the penlt-
eutlaiy ; mnrry mo or wear the felon's suit. "
It was a dangerous power to place In the
hands ot designing females who might suc
cessfully misrepresent their age , and It mlL'ht
consign scores of young men to lives of unhappiness -
happiness or unmerited punishment.
Mr. Hussell said that the only person
whom the argument of Mr. Caldvvell pro
tected was the seducer. No leasonable , de
cent man felt afraid of being made the snam
of any designing lemalo under eighteen years
Mr. Ciane said that ho tclt sa o. Person
ally , ho didn't need any protection and he
didn't belloveany other man over seventeen
years of age did. Hut the protection was
needed at the fireside of every homo where
there wore daughters In the state ot Ne
braska. If ho had drawn the bill he would
have placed the ageot consent at seventy-
five year.s flaughtorl but as It was ho was
heartily In favor ot It , and believed that
every man who desired to protect the virtue
of young glils would lalso his voice In favor
of It also.
Mr. Hallatd supported the motion of Mr.
The motion was carried -11 to 33 , and the
bill was recommended for passage.
Mr. Kenny's bill , "Landlord and Tenant , "
was the subject of an Intciestini ; debate ,
Concerning this bill the lecent state assembly
of the Knights of Labor requested that it be
defeated. .Mr. Smyth , when suction 'J was
reached , moved that It ho stricken out and
said that he should make a similar motion
upon each section. Mr. Smyth's motion pie-
Mr. Caldwcll then moved to strike
out the enacting clause , Upon this
Mr. Kenny spoke at length. He said
that ho apprehended there was un
necessary nnd undue prejudice against the
bill on account of Its title , rather than on ac
count of Its substance. He had no personal
Inteiest In the bill. He was not a landlord ,
and the fact that ho was a member of the
house would seem to Indicate that he was
more liable to become a tenant than n land
lord. The bill , ho believed , was mure in the
inteiest of the tenant than the landlord. In
many cases now the landloid gets a mort
gage on the tenant's personal property. This
bill does away with any necessity for such a
mortgage. That was all there was of it. It
secured to the laiidloid Ills dues. Was them
anything wrong in that ?
.Mr. Caldvvell said the bill was bid. It was
no Improvement over the present law except
a bad improvement , Inasmuch as it gave the
landlord a Hen. It made a man give a chat
tel mortgage when ho didn't know it. If n
man was to give a mortgage it was only right
that ho should know it and do it voluntarily.
Mr. Slater expressed his surprise at the
gentleman fiom Lancaster. A large mnnbci
of nlf ( the speaker's ) constituents demandeil
the passage of the bill. In ten years of ex-
porienee in Iowa renting land he had never
had one-tenth as much dillicultv as he had ex
perienced In a shorter time In Nebraska.
If the gentlemen who opposed the bill
wished to take Bides with the profligate
tenants then let It bo so understood. Out ol
twenty-live tenants he had ho had lost fully
one-third of what rightfully belpuged to liim
ind the tenants laughed at him. They had
Ivcd up tlm part which was his and their
own as well , anil ho had no recourse.
Mr. Watson opposed the bill , saylntr that It
spoke well for the legal profession that It was
found In the house arrayed on the side of the
: enant. The landlord had no right lo ask fern
n law which would give him a Hen on Iho pos
session or product of the work of the tenant
or penult him to eject that tenant without
reasonable mhts beln ; granted the latter.
There was no justice In the bill.
Mr. Smyth pointed out that sect Ions 5,0 and
10 of the bill were especially vicious , and that
it was bad from beginning to the end. It
was a cloak under which tlio landlord sought
to gain more than his equal lights and to pro
tect himself whether the tenant mot with the
grasshopper scourge or anv other misfortune.
After some other discussion the enacting
clause of the bill vv.is stricken out and the bill
was then Indefinitely postponed.
The bill authorizing the judges of the
supreme court to employ clerical assistance
was championed by Messrs. Caldvvell , Hussctl
and others and vigorously opposed by Messrs.
Watson , Miller nnd Hnyilen , If It had not
been for Sneaker Harlan , Mr. Wa tson would
have practically killed the measure by substi
tuting a clause granting the judges one clerk
at 81,500 a vear , hut not putttnir In a clause
appropriating money. The bill finally was
recommended for passage granting ono clerk
at Sl.00 annually.
Mr. Smyth's bill amending the code of
civil procedure , section 3'it. iclatlng to the
arrangement ot trial docket , was recom
mended for passage.
-Mr. Cole's bill to provide for thn publica
tion of tlio names of nil ex-soldleis , saliois
ami marines In Nebraska , was iccommended
for passage also.
The committee rosp and reported progress.
The house then adjourned until to-moriovv
of Short-Morn Breeders.
. Neb. , Jnn. 31. [ Special to the
Hti : . | There will boa meeting of the Ne
braska Short-Horn Hreeders' association at
Seward , February 9 , at 7 o'clock p. m. This
will bo a meeting of great interest and im
portance to every short-horn breeder In the
slate. Parties attending can secure a return
ticket at one-third faro by paying full faro
going , taitlng agent's receipt for same , and
having It countersigned by Hie secrclary.
nml the UullronilH.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Jan. 31. A proposition
has been received from the Missouri Pacific
asking aid for the building of a line from
this city to Nelson , and the matter will bo
submitted to the people In a few days. Noith-
western olllclals also state that they will sub
mit a proposition shortly.
Confession of a Forcer.
Kr.Aiixr.v , Neb. , Jan. 31. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hni : . | Wlllctt , who forged n
check tor S300 six weeks ago on Josh Woods ,
was to-day bromiht In trom Manitoba by his
brother. He makes confession of the forg
Small ninzo at Lincoln.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. -Special [ Tele
gram to the BKII.J Kandall Hros' clothing
and hat store on Kloventh street was partiallv
destmyed by lire to-night. Loss about Sl.OOO" ;
Hit : Haul ol' UumOUnt ;
Nnw YOUK , Jan. 31. [ Special Telegram
to the HKK.J Seventy-four Chinamen , some
of whom belotm in San Francisco and others
in St. Louis , Plttsbunr , Paterson , Novvaik ,
and other cities , nnd In whose possession
502,000 was found , were captured In a gam
bling den In Brooklyn last night by the po
lice. For some time past the police have had
their suspicions diiected to the place , which
was ostensibly a tea store. Hut few people
were ever seen purchasing anything In the
store , and a majority of the visitors were
Mongolians , many of whom were seen leav
ing the house late at nlcht. When the po
lice knocked at the doors Inst night they got
no response. On breaking open the doors
they found the room literally packed with
frightened Chinamen. Many jumped fiom
the rear windows Into the yard , but there
they wore nabbed by officers who wem await
ing just such a move. The others rushed to
the root and there too t hey walked into the
arms of the smiling policemen. At the sta
tion house 57,000 were taken from ono man ,
three others had S" > .000 each nnd all had sums
fiom 3500 up. It appeals many ol tlio China
men came trom other cities by ptcconccrted
agreement to endeavor to burst a big bank in
Mott street , this city , but finding tlio place
closed because of the lecent outcry against
gambling shops they went to the Hrooklyn
den , which is known all over the country und
did a big business.
A Yonnt ; Itoliuont Suicides.
Nnw YOUK , Jan. ! 11. Wonl was received
at police headquarters at 3 this morning that
Kaymond , son ol August Hclmont , the well
known banker , had shot himself. Young
ISelmont lived with Ills faUier at 109 Filth
avenue. This morning about 1 o'clock he
icttirncd home from a late dinner with
Leonard Behr , the night watchman , with
whom he was well acquainted , and went
down to the basement where there was
aMiooting galleiy. Heluiout was an expert
shot nnd he proposed shootinga collar button
liom Hehr's Imiui , with a tovolver. While
Hehr's back was turned , young
Helmont shot himself In the liulit
side of tlio head. Physicians were
summoned and the voting man's father
was aroused , but he died soon after. The
coiouer was notified and pronounced It a
casn of suicide. It was evident that young
Helmont had taken considerable vine with
Mrs. Helmont Is In Washington with Con
gressman Perry Helmont and was notified
by telegraph tins morning.
The coroner said to-day ho had no doubt
the shooting ot Raymond Helmont was duo
to the accidental discharge of a mvolver , and
feels assured that the case was not ono ot
The Hll//.aril Trail.
CIIICAOO , Jan. 31. Tluco and a half
Inches of snow tell hero between 10 last night
and 7 this morning , according lo the signal
service mporl. The temperature at 7 o'clock
was 2 above. At M 11 waukco It w as 10 below ;
St. Paul 21 below ; Yankton , Dak. , 10 below
Union , Dak. . 22 below ; Mooiohcad , Minn. ,
2i ( below : Bismarck , Dak. , 25 below : Fort
Hnford , Dale , , - " > below ; MIniicdosu , 3.1 be
low ; St , Vincent , 37 below.
ST. PA IT , , Jan. 30. Tlio mor-
cnrv lias been rant'lnt : between CO
and its degrees below zero for the past two
days. The weather moderated some this
morning and commenced snowing. Trains
am delayed on all roads , the engineers not
daring to run tast , fearing bioken rails.
The signal ollicer ( reports that the average
temperature ycstoiday was 2tl degrees below ,
being the lowest yesterday for fifteen years.
The riHherles Qiieotlon.
ToitoxTO , Jan. 81. The Ottawa correspondent
pendent of the Mall says : "yesterday the
announcement was made that the Imperial
government had consented to send men-of-
war out next season to assist In protecting
Canadian fisheries. To the people of the
United States tills will bo anything but pal
atable intormation , but as a matter of fact , it
is simply following the precedent established
before the Washington treaty came into op
eration. " One prominent official on being
asked as the correctness of the renort said U
Is time that the imperial authorities had con
sented to send out ono or two gunboats next
spring to assist the marine police in the en-
loicemeiit of our fishery regulations.
CIIICAOO , Jan. 31. Tlio through Omaha
passenger train on the Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy , was compelled to stop owing to a
blockaded freight train about thirty miles
from here. While the passenger train was
vvaltlnc to get tluough It was run into by a
local train from Peoria. Although several
cars wem badly smashed 110 onu was seri
The Kli > ln Dnlry Market.
CutcAdo , Jon. 31. The Inter-Ocean's
Elgin ( III. ) special says : Butter ruled steady
at USc with sates of ll,2sO pounds. No cheese
\ras oUercd ,
IIISCOCK IN DEEP ANGUISH
The New York Senator Reported to Be Under
the Wing of "Mo Too" Platt ,
MONARCHS OF THE MAIN.
A. Ghost Story From Nebraska About
lirlghnm Voitnar Crtntcs n Sou-
sntIon News of the Na
tional } Capital.
IINcockSnlil to lie n Hlnltio "Vlan.
WASHISUTOX , Jan. St. [ Special Tele-
grain to the HKK | Senator-elect lllscock. ot
Now York , Is In anguish. It has alvvaya
been his habit slnco he entered public llfo to
jlay ) 'possum until ho Was smoked out ; never
lei anybody know what ho thought about
any public matter until the rest ot the world
had taken sides , vvlion ho shouted with the
strongest. Hy deliberation nnd mysterious
silence hclias won igioat reputation for
wisdom as well as for cooil looks , nnd that
brought him to the sonnte. To his astonish'
nient and utter disgust ho reads In almost
every paper ho takes up an interview with
some one who had to do with his election ,
announcing that ho Is pledged to lilalno at
the next icpubllcaii national convention ,
and will lead a solid delegation from the
state of Now York. His supporters say that
It was part of the bargain with Morton by
which ho was elected , nnd timt them Is
no USD in trying to keep It a secret.
To ono ot his friends , who went to ask It the
announcement was authorised , lllscock ex
pressed annoyance at the publication and
said it was Intended to Injure him. llo
dodged the question as to the truth ot the an
nouncement as ho always docs such Inquiries ,
but hts.lovo-llko facodld not light up with
the ravishing smile. It Is accustomed to wear
when he wants to bo mysterious and confi
dential at the same time llo was too much
disgusted to be natural , ho was too sad to
smile , so he simply said that the announce
ment was picmatmo nnd tucked the other
man's paper In Ids pocket. All Now York
men agree that IliseocK's hands nnd feet are
tied and locked and that Thomas 0. 1'latt
alone holds a key. They sav that 1'latt will
bo moie of a senator when lllscock Is sworn
In than ho was when bo nnsweied to the toll
call himself. Then ho was moro or less under
the Inlliieneo and instruction of Conkling ,
now he Is a trco agent with a man In the sen
ate who must do as ho says.
A ijy.vA.Minj cuuisKii.
The navy department will complete
this week drawings of the new dyna
mite steel cruiser which Is to bo finished
by Juno 1. This vessel is to carry three
dynamite guns , each capable ot throwing
with accuracy " 00 pounds ol dynamite a dis
tance of ono mile. The company has prom
ised to make them ot twulvo Inches calibre.
If the guns are made of that capacity they
will be capable of throwing 400 pounds of
dynamite , which would be sulliciont to blow
up the largest vessel known to any modern
navy. The cruiser 'Is to have a speed ot
tweuty-tlueo miles an hour and will co.it
8'550,000. Experts say this vessel will revolu
tionize naval warfare.
The house committee on naval affairs are
earnestly working to formulate a bill author
izing the construction of additional shins for
the navy , Tim several propositions to the
house ara bcini : considered by a suu-commlt-
tce. and It Is understood that a bill will bo
ready to report next week directing the ex
penditure of $0,000,000 in the construction of
additional armed cru'sers and torpedo bouts.
The comuiittc.have had an Informal
conference with tlic senate committee on
naval affairs with.a view Of drafting a mea
sure that will meet the concurrence oC the
senate. The speaker Is said to bo In full
sympathy with the movement and to have
promised his assistance in having a day sot
lor the consideration of the proposed bill.
Chairman Herbert hopes to get a hill beloro
the house this week with the unanimous en
dorsement of his committee and have It dis-
posedof by the house some day next week.
The sentiment in favor of incieaslng the navy
has been strengthened by recent events , and
II tlio house will give one day next week to
the consideration of such n measure it Is be
lieved it will leccivo ntlirmativo action in
both branches of congress.
: NO DISTINCTION .MADI : ,
The senate Is very caieful that Us preroga
tives are not invaded by the co-orilinat.o
branch ol the government. The rules of tlio
senate musl be obeyed by all , mespraivo of
race , color or pievious condition. There Is a
mm forbidding spectators in the senate
galleries hanging their top coats or other car-
ments over the iion railing that protects the
liont row of seats , for fear that an apple or
some other concealed weapon might fall
upon the bald head ot a senatorial million-
ail e. This prohibition is almost as old nnd
unite ns sacred as the .Mosaic law. In fact
the latter is not so strictly entoiced in tlio
senate. This morning .Mrs. Cleveland and a
younglady who Is her guest went to tno cap-
Hot and took Urn seat that is
always kept vacant for llm use of
the president's wife should she at anytime
favor the co-ordinato branch with tlio bless
ing of her presence. 1'rob.vbly Mrs. Cleve
land is not familiar with the tiadltions of tlio
senate. If she is she unconsciously violated
them by thiowing her sealskin dolman
trimmed with Hnsslan sable over the balus
trade. There It lay tor several moments until
It vras obscived by one ot the arcuses that
protect the senatorlaj dignity , who , trembling
with emotion , strode down to the seat behind
her and whispered in her ear. The piesl-
dont's wife grasped her mantle promptly ,
tlnevv It upon the .seat behind her , and then ,
tinning to the agitated ar us , begged his par
don wiin a smile that ho will carry around
with him all the rest of his life.
Till' . IIKIOIIAM YOUNO HOAX.
Tlio Mormons in the city watching the Kd-
mnmlsanU-poljcamy bill which has passed
both branches ot congress and is now in con-
feicnco committee , are niilte excited over ills-
patches from Nebraska in to-day's papers in
regard to Hrigham Young's ropoited scheme
of lesiirrcctlon. Delegate Calno from Utah
of course denies tlio story of the old man who
had charge ot the homo near Lincoln , and
who claims to be tlio author of the story
about Hrmham Young being concealed there.
Mr. Calno says he saw the Moimon leader
buileilnnd placed In the tomb with a ton-ton
stone over the entrance , and il'ics not doubt
but that Itriglinm Young is dead. Hut an
other stoiy comes from a resident of Utah
which adds to tlio remarkable story tiom No-
biasKa and makes ono look upon It
with some consideration , Tim gentleman
sny * that as everyone Knows the death of
Itiigham Young vvt-s most mysterious. Tlio
arianuomcnts tor the funeral were conducted
with the greatest privacy , and not until the
body was laid out was anyone allowed to see
It. for , said the gentleman fiom Utah , the
body in the coilin , shown only to the few ,
was an ingeniously prepared vvafigure. . A
Frenchman was brought from France some
time bel'oio the reported death ot Young and
set to work to make a llfo-liko head and body
of the .Mormon prophet As the lignro waste
to repiesent him after death the Fiunchman
found it rather an easy task and so m-
markably well waa ttio work done that
the lignro deceived many who saw
It. When It came tltno for Young "to die"
this figure was prepared for burial. The sub
sequent mysterious funeral arrangements , to
gether vvltli the strange death , all can easily
bo recalled. The Frenchman who made the
wax figure was slipped back to his native
country and the .Mormons watched him well.
Although this cnard was kept up , the man
told his secret , said the Utah citizen , and It
was published , but the Mormons managed to
keep it from wide circulation. We heard it
In Utah , but the Mormons have managed to
decry it. The leason for Young disappcatlne
fiom the earth for n resurrection was that the
Moimons thought the United States gov
ernment would give them trouble ere
this. They made every arrangement for an
exodus to Mexico. The leaders collected
money and bought avast tract of land and
paid cash for It in cold. They intended old
Jirigbam Young to "Use from the iriave" and
to order his faithful to depart to Mexico , but
alaswhen tliu land bought came to bu pro-
pal ed It was found the Mexicans had cheated
them nnd sold them a lot ot mountains. So
great was the chagrin of the elders that the
exodus was postponed and Urigham Young
did not rise.
ITlie report referred to above la founded
on a fanciful tale sent from Lincoln to the
Chicago Tribune by n writer of wondrous
yarns who has heretofore dlstlngutslio , ! him *
self by Improbable ghost stoilcs. Ei > .J
A Nr.nn.vw.v nv.cisiox.
The supreme cotnt of the United States
today reversed the decision of the Tutted
States circuit court of Nebraska and re
manded with costs the case of the King Iron
llridgc and Manufactuuiif ; Co. vs. Utoo
cotriiT ct.r.tiK * AND rr.r.s.
A case was decided In the supreme
court to-day which Is of great interest
to clerks of the Tinted States court
everywhere. Clement 11. Hill , clerk of the
district court for eastern Massachusetts col
lected fees from parties to whom ho adminis
tered the oath of naturalization. , The depart
ment of justice sued to recover these fees
against the government and held that the
clerk was entitled to the fees , the supreme
court sustaining the finding.
Tin : ixTiU'STATi : : roMviinru : HIM.
AttornGy > l > cncr.iI Uailand has not yet
given the mestdent nn opinion on the
constitutionality of the Inter-stnto com
merce bill. Ho Is receiving briefs trom
the railroad attorneys who desire to
submit points In opposition to the bill. The
tact that ( intland , while In the senate , spoke
against the bill nndialsed the question of Its
constitutionality , was looked upon as
a cettain Indication of an unfavora
ble opinion fiom him. Slnco tiiat
time , however , the district and circuit
courts of the United States have decided
numerous cases Involving the very points
avalnst which ( inrlaud maiieoblectlolis. Tlio
supieiuo court , too , has decided that con
gress has power to enact legis
lation of the character similar to the Cullom-
Heagati bill. Seiul-olllclal icnorts from the
white house are to the effect that the piesi
dent will sign theact Inanyevent.xinlessMr.
Garland should be able to convince him ot
the entire variance of the bill with the con
| 'INSIONS : TO IOVVAXS AND xnnn.vw VN < .
Pensions wore issued to tlio following N'o-
braskans to-day : Jsaao Train ( deceased ) ,
Norfolk Mills ; H. Holly , restoration. In
creases of pension : JossMcCilasson , Cam
The following pensions were granted
lowans : John H. Cassell ( deceased ) , Hr.ul-
dvville ; ( icorgo W. Kelley , Kelley ; James K.
Hilton , MavwelU Leouaid Anderson , resto
ration. Viola ; Chailes H. Uaker/Fulton ;
Daniel lioss , Iowa City ; James W. Matthews ,
Farmlngton ; Charles N. Wheeler , Uossvlllo :
John O. Urudgell , Falrlicld.
Army fin loughs authomcd : Sergeant
Oeorge Cole , Company It , Twenty-third In
fantry , Foit Wayne , Delioit , two months ;
Coiporal William Jones and Privates Hen
Huchler , William Dolby and William .1. II.
Thompson , all of Company F , Second in-
fantiy , Fort Omaha , lour months each ;
Private ( ieorgo Hrackman. Uattery A. Fittli
aillllery , Foil Columbus , New York harbor ,
.Major Francis S. Dodge , paymaster , is
under orders to go toWest Point next Tuesday
to pay oir the permanent detachment of troops
there. Tills Is the gallant officer who received
his promotion to the staff forthcdashlntiand
hazardous ride IIP made with his troop of the
Ninth cavalry In 1879 over nearly two hun
dred miles , tluough snow across the Hockics
to the icliof of poor Thornburgh'y
rosTAr , ciiAxnr.s.
The following Iowa postmasters wcro ap
pointed to-day. Amos L. Shangle , Flint ,
Mahaskaconnty , vice J. S. Wharton ; John
Jones , Green Mountain , Marshall county ,
vice A. J. Laird , deceased ; H M. J. McFar-
laml. West IJent. Palo Alto county , vice
Benjamin Fianklfn , resigned.
The following Nebraska postmasters wcro
appointed to-day : John S. Chain , Monterey ,
Cuming county , vice John Meister , re.sli.-ned ;
Winlield U. Myers , Springville , Cnster
county , vice John HaUer , resigned. The
name of Alice , Franklin county , was
changed to Upland.
The president has nominated Willard II.
Wheeler to be postmaster at Atkinson , Neb.
The.postmaster.at.Uastlngs , Neb. , has ap
plied' for a free mail delivery , and an inspector
specter has been ordered there to ascertain it
tfmofllce is entitled to n free delivery.
Them have been ninety-live applications
received at the postolllco department from
different towns throughout the country ask
ing for an extension of the fieo delivery ser
vice under the recent act of congress , which
extends the service In the discretion of the
postmaster general to towns having specified
qualifications. The number of towns having
the requisite population or revenue is 180.
Lackworthy & Meinke , ot Qutiicy. 111. ,
have been awaided the contract Tor the stone
and biick woik lor the public building at
Kcoknk , la. Their bid was 811,053.
CAIMTAI. Nons. :
Uepresentatlvo Weaver Introduced a bill in
the house to-day to pension James H. Price-
Dorsov introduced for Laird a bill to pen
sion Hiram Uateman. Dorsov also intio-
duccd a bill to uension Harris Tullord.
Senator Allison intioduccd n bill in tlio
senate to-day to remove the charge ol deser
tion from tlio military recoid of Andiew J.
Gardner , of Iowa , and an incieaseof the pen
sion of Hiram llateman.
Maston Hunter Jones , liloomlield , la. , and
Alexander H. Grlsscll , ol Menlo , la. , have
been admitted to practice beloie the inteiior
The comptroller of the currencv has author
ized the Carson National bank of South
Auburn , Neb. , to begin business , the capital
being SM.OOO. The ollicers of the new insti
tution me John L. Caisou , piesident , and
Andrew H. Davlsou , cashier ,
ad postal changes.
I3XDOUSKMHXT AS 1C K I ) .
Tlio Ailiiiliilslratlon'.s Opinion \Vnntcil
on ttie PiBhericH MoiiHiircH.
WAHIIIXOTON , Jan. ill. The action taken
the Itelmont Clements and HIco
by , subcommittee
mittee of the committee on foieign affairs
on the fisheries question is understood to be
as follows : The majoilty of the subcommittee
mittee felt that whatever course taken by the
house should be had , In view of the gravity
of tlm Interests Involved , not only with the
knowledge , but with the full assent and
active concmrenco of the administration.
They therefoio determined to foiwaul copies
of the Kdmnnds joint resolution as passed by
the senate , the Gorman retaliatory bill , as In
troduced into tlio senate , nnd the Helinont
letallatory bill ns icpoitcd by the foreign af-
l.ihs eommltteo to both Secretary Hayaid and
Secietary Manning. Secretary Manning Is
specifically asked tor an expiession ol his
views and preteience on the bills submitted
as bearing upon the interests committed by
law to his supervision , and both the secretaiy
of the tieasury and secretary ot state are
asked to suggest any moditicatlons which
may seem to them desirable in either of tlio
moasmea. The eatllcst possible reply Is
The ntuOlynn Controversy.
Nivv : YOIIK. Jan. ill. The academy of
music was crowded last night In response tea
a call of the Cential Labor union lor a mass
meeting to express their disapproval of the
acts of Arc.iblbhop Coirlgan in suspending
Hev. Dr. Edward McGlynn trom St.
Stephen's Homan Catholic church , for al
leged insubordination In speaking at politi
cal gatherings. The cist of the icsolntlons
adopted is contained in the following para-
guiph ; "While ireely recognizing tlio
right of every citizen , be he laj man , priest
or bishop , to participate by voice nnd vote In
all public matter ? , we resent any attempt ot
any ecclesiastical authority In or out ot the
United States to drag religion intopolitics
and to coerce its ministers in the lights of
citizenship as a violation ot that principle ot
absolute sepaiatlon ot church and state that
is and ever has been ono of the chief bul
warks of American llbeity. "
Henry George spoke nt some length.
Another " \Yiihash Development.
Si'iii.varini.i ) , HI. , Jan. 111. Jiills were
filed In the United States circuit court to-day
by James It. Jessup , acting trustee In tlie-
two issues of bonds of the Illinois & South
crn Iowa railway dated March , lbG'3 , amount-
in ; : to SuOO.OOO , and the Issue of the Great
Western railway of IbTVJ , amounting to
S',000,000 , which are underlying mortgaeei
ot the Wabasn system. The bills pray tor
foreclosure of these mortgages , also lor foro-
closutoof the moitgago dated Ib07 between
the Wabash and Western railways , which In
volved the two lines In question and other
lilies of tlio system , mmmnUnx to Ein.OOO.im
These suits are begun.In . harmony with
judice Giesham's fatuous decision requirlug
German Opinions on the Imminent
1VHI of tlm Situation ,
Hrnux , Jan. 31. The committee of the
national liberal party has Issued n manifesto
to the elector * . They sav : "N'ever slnco the
Franco-German war has the danger of a
great conflict been so near. No statesman
can lorni any certain conclusion ns to the fu
ture , even for n few weeks. The peace
ot Knropo rests at this moment solely
upon the strength , readiness tor action
and moral trustworthiness ot the German
atiuy. The national liberals nto contident
the voice of universal suftrago will pto-
nounco the right decision. An nnpropltlons
Ustio of the elections will bring down upon
the country wni with nil Its terrors nnd , even
with the best results heavv losses. "
The Herlln Post ( > .eiul-ortlelall , In a leading
article headed , "On the Kd o 01 the Knlle , "
savs : "The position of General
Houlanscr Is now not only slreimtli-
encd , but Is becoming unassailable.
llo Is laaster of tlio situation to a degree that
neither i'lilers nor Gambelta over was. llo
can only govein the situation by keeping up
tlio warlike impetus ho has given It. lion-
langer no longei has power to lead tlio people
ple back to the path of peace. It heat-
tempted to do so lie would have to quit his
post burdened with lepiiueh fin having led
Fiance to the btluk ol great peiil. "
A AVnrltko Ilnmor.
LONDON , Jan. ill. A minor Is current that
the army reserves ol the first class are about
to be called out. The tjtandatd denies the
WASHINGTON , Jan. ! H. Mr. Van Wyck
offered a resolution calllni ; on the secretary
of the treasury for n report as to whether
any national banks am loaning money or
discounting notes requiring payment In gold
coin only. Adopted ,
The senate then proceeded lo the consid
eration of the sundry civil appropilation
bill. Mr. Allison , who lias charge of the bills ,
stated that the committee on nppropilatlons
had not added n single Item for public build
ings not already anthotlzed by law , but the
tilll had been leported In the honso even be
lore tliu estimates biid been printed. nnd tlm
senate committee had felt It its duty to sup
ply the emissions. Mho total amount tor
public buildings was nbontone and a half
million of dollars. After a discussion , In
which Mr. Allison furnished every detail In
connection with the bill , the reading of the
bill was resumed. After disposing of llftv-
six panes of the bill out of 104 the senate ad
WASiu.vr.TON , Jan. 31. Mr. Lawlor of
Illinois olfered the following pmamblo and
Whereas , The bolllgcicnt tone of the
Canadian press and tlio announcement that
Great Dritian will bluntly dispatch a licet of
\varshipstocrulso in tlio vicinity of our
northeastern coast line , Indicate hostility to
wards the United States growing out of our
position on the lisheiles question ; and
Whereas. Admiral Poiter has directed at
tention to the fact that twenty-seven of our
Atlantic , Gulf and Pacific haibors are abso
lutely defenseless , efevcn of them to-vvlt :
New York , San Francisco , Hoston , the lake
ports , Hampton Koads , Now Orleans. Pnlla-
dclohla , Washington. Baltimore , Portland ,
Maine , and Rhode Island ports on the Nar-
ragansctt bay are In urgent need of Im
mediate defense ; and
Whereas , It Is alleged that Great Hrltaln
and Canada are in possession ot chaits and
exemplifications or all our harbors and coast
defenses : therefore ,
Hesolvcd , That the president bo and Is
hereby requested , as commnnder-ln-ehlef of
the army ana navy , to inform the house of
representatives at anearly day what steps , if
any , are necessary , In his judgment , to pro
vide for this emergency.
The resolution was referred.
The house went Into committee of the
whole on the agricultural appropriation bill.
After slight amendment the bill was mported
to the house and passed.
The house then went Into committee of the
whole on the bill to consolidate certain bu
reaus of the navy department Alter n brief
discussion the committee rose and the house
Senatorial Contest * ? .
iNniANAi'OMs , Jan. 31. To-day's joint
senatorial ballot showed no change what
( /HAiti.uiToy , W. Va. , Jan. 31. The dead
lock in the legislature over the election of
United States senator to succeed Camdeii
AUSTIN , Tex. , Jan. 31. In to-day's joint
session ot tlm legislatum sevcial ballots
worn taken without icsult. aller which nil-
journment was taken until to-morrow. The
indications point to tlie bieaking of the dead
lock at tn-imii row's session.
ArsriN , Tex. , Jan. 21. The last vote
to-day showed eleven members ahsont or
pair.'d , nearly all of whom are either Maxoy
or Ireland men. it Is thought that the dead
lock cannot continue anothci day.
Titnxrov , N , J. , Jan. III. Ono senator and
two assemblymen composed the joint meet-
inir at noon to-dav. One ballot was taken ,
which resulted in thieo votes lor Abbott lor
senator. The meeting adjourned until noon
The .senate met at 8 o'clock to-night and
adjourned till to-morrow noun , Tlio rcpul-
llcan senators held a caucus tbl.s evening and
after a conference with Sowoll , it is said , de
cided on effecting an organ l/atlon to-moirow.
The Telephone ;
WASHINGTON , Jan. 31. In order to allow
more time tor tliu argument of the telephone
cases the decisions of the United States su
preme cotut wcro bilcfly announced to-day ,
inst ead of beliv ' read In full as usual. After
the usual motions and admissions to the bar
there was a Inlet colloquy between the chief
justice ami counsel lor the respective tele
phone companies with regard to tlio allot
ment of time lor their arguments. The chief
justice finally announced that tliocourt would
further postpone the February recess and sit
Monday and Tuesday of next week to hoar
arguments in these cases. In older to give all
counsel ample time. Stariow then proceeded
witli Ids argument on behalf of the Hell
Chiniimun Iturieil Allvo.
I'oim.Axn. Ore. , Jan , 31. This morning a
hlL'h wind spuing up on the west slope of the
Cascade mountains east of Tacoma , VY. T. ,
about eleven miles liom the west end ot the
Northern Pacific tunnel , and blew down a
large tree into a camp where a number nt
Chinese laborers weio Bleeping. .Nine dead
bodies had been removed at last accounts and
a ilo/.eu or more weio injured. Three to tour
feet ot snow Is on the gionnd and several
bodies iiio still supposed to bo burled In the
snow under the fallen timber.
AVreclc ol'nn lOinlcrnnt Ship.
LONDON , Jan. HI. The Hilllsh bail ; Ka-
pumJa , which left London December U for
FreemanWestein Austialla , with emigiants ,
came into collision near the coast ot Itra/il
with an unknown vessel and was sunk.
Three bundled ot the tj on boaid wem
drowned. The remainder wore saved and
have aril veil at Hahia. The Kapnnda was
an iron ship.
The Mimloror of I'reller.
ST. Lot'is , Jan ill. The supreme com tat
Jclferson City , Missouri , to-day granted a
stay ot execution until APIII 1st next to II.
M. ItrooKs , alias Maxuol ! , and tlio ( 'hini"-e
highbinders , pending an appeal tor a new
tiial. The execution was to have taken
place next Tuesday.
A KlriKo Knilnic.
JKIISKV ( > nv , N. J. , Jnn. 31. About
eighteen bundled of l.oiillaid stukoin ro-
tuined to woik this morning at the firm's
terms nnd the strike Is ended. The Loritlatds
have all the hands now that they will cm-
nloy , and ovi'iy department Is In opuia-
Tnvnns For I'rolilhltiiin.
AUSTIN , Tex. , Jan , 31. In the lower
house ot tim legislature to-day the joint resolution
elution pioposing a prohibition amendment
to the constitution was passed by a vole of UO
COMPLICATIONS ARISE !
Thousands of Railroad Freight Hnndlorif
Qo Out On Strike ,
TIGHTENING THE BLOCKADED
Wlmt the "Men Domnniloil nnd that
iisoim ( ilvon Kor Not Comply-
Ins : "With Them ItiiHln
Tlio Orrnt .Now York Strike.
Nivv : YOUK , .Inn. ill. Tho-groat strike tooW
n nowphase to-tiny. It Involves not only aiH
dltlonnl longshoremen , \\lio wont out \Wa
morning , but also tlio ticlfiht handlers oi
railroads , tints tightening tlio blockade oi
ttati ! < | Kitntlin nnd adding othur thousands ) )
to tlio thousands already idle. Appaiontly"
liy pieronceited action committees of tliw
Height hniidlcts of a number of lo.uls to-dajp
presented foimnlated demands on the management - *
agement , and It Is undeistood that slmllnc'
demands will ho made on the nmiianers of all
roads lending into tlio city. The Height
handleis of the Pennsylvania ralhoad com
pany cmplojod on tlio company's North
liver pleis , to-day notified tlio managers that
unless tlio into of wages was Incioased fiom
17 cents to so cents per hour n general stilko
v\ould lollovv nil along the company's docks ;
The company was given until to-mormv ?
noon to consider the denmnd. There are
about 2,000 men employed on the plci-s. Do-
nmnds were also made by the freight handlers
employed by the ( Vntial r.itlioail of Now
ilorsej nnil by the Xo\v York , Lake Krlo &
Westell ! forIncieased wanes nml tlueaton-
Ing to immediately quit work If their de
mands w cm not complied with , The con-
eesslons usKud lor weiu icfnscd absolutely.
At iheollleoof the New .lorsoy Central It
wns ascertained that eommltteo of live
waited upon the receivers this morning anil
piesentod n demand lor Inci cased wanes lor
the Height hniidlcistmd other employes nml
Insisting on an nnswui on or hefoio ! ! o'clock
this ntlcrnoon. The loceiveis met tl cm
again at that hour nnd pave them n written
reply in which lliov declined to comply vvltli
the demands. The committee took their
departure and Immediately itflet Wards the
freight handlers ol the company on pier
II went out on n strike. Amnni ; the de
mands of the committee was that the coal
stilke , as far as the Central inllroad of Now
.leisoy Is conceiiicd , be settll'd in twenty-
four hours after piesentlng this petition. Inj
the conrso ot its reply tlio company MIJart
" \Vo \ expect to give equal nay to clerks anil
others who nro employed In similar posi
tions , provided they are equally aualllicd to *
fill these positions. Hut vvo rannot reconnl/w
the propriety of paying all allko without m- .
gaid to experience or elliciency. You state
that yon will not handle any freight that ,
has ueen ( deviously handled by non
union men. As recoiveis of a eom-
li.iny that Is a common caitler , It Is our
duty to handle any Height pie.sontod
to us , whether the same has been previously
handled by non-union men 01 otherwise.Vo
shall do our utmost to pci form this duty.
Yon demand that the coal sti ike bo settled so
far as our lallroad isconeeined in twenty-1
tour houis. This strike does not exist among ,
our employes. It la for others not for us to
Several more ocean steameis arrived to-
dav. The non-union men are working bolter"
and ( hero is not M > much Irulght nllod up na
on Saturday. In lliooklyn the strikers are
ipiiet and ordeily. Freight is being moveil
slowly by Italians nnd non-union handleis.
Thurc is much embarrassment to business.
T1I13 B1OUK 1MAUKKT.
A Chronic Htnto or Dullness Pcrvnrt < s
Nnw YOIIK , Jan. 31. [ Special Tclocrnm
to the Uii.l : : The stock niaruct appeared to
day to have ill if ted Into a state of chronic
dullness , and outside of the limited dealings
of loom traders positively nothing was doing.
It was expected that thomturn ot ( iould from
the southwest would be made the occasion
for a move in one direction or the other , but ;
excepting coal slocks , which were weak on
the continuation of tlio strike , there was no
life to tlm market , ( lould was q'loted in an
interview as taking bullish views of the situ- .
ntion. Ho was mpoitod to have said that In If
the present prosperous condition ot the > 3
country them was no money In healing
stocks at the low in Ices which now pto-
vailcd. There was any amount ol
bear talk on .Manhattan , nnd some heavy
selling at the opening was followed 113 * an ad
vance ofVt percent , Coal stocks slumped
off after Hie opening. LacKnwanna diopplng-
l percent. S. V. White bought the latter
and encoinasjed his fiionds to take on some
of Iho stock. The Wormsois weio buyers of
Heading , and altogether them wem pietty
goon indications that this class of stock :
would bo suppoited against nnyfuilher bear
inlds. Fiom good sources It was given out
that ( iiinld certainly had a large interest In
Jersey City and would bo found on the bull
Kipe of Unit stock a little later on. Thorn wflK
no important news from Washington. It
was on all sides conceded that tlio presi
dent would sign the Intel-state commerce
bill , Atlorncv Ceneial Cat land , It vvaa
stated , was to-dav preparing an opinion as to
the constitutionality of the pioposed law.
The maiket bioko badly dining the alter-
noon on ropoitH that the brakemen on the
Lackawanna and one or two other of the
coal roads had been called out In aid ot the
strike among the coal h millets. It was also \ \
repotted that the ptesident had signed tlio
Inler-stato commeico bill. A shaip break oC
HnXJ per cent ensued , Jersey Central hclnn
especially weak. The total sales were about
liJio.ooo shams. j |
Itenilint ; ltp < > riiinl/iiilon PlniiH.
Pini.ADr.UMiiA , Jan. 31. The Heading
rnlhoad icoigaiii/atlon plan foimnlated by
the general mortgage and income mortgage )
bmidholileis was Issued this evening. The
plan piovides for the Issue of S11,000,000 o
new improvement mortgage 1 per cent bonds
to inn lor fitly vears for the payment of tliu
moitgago ol 1S71 and pilor ihcmto ; tlm im
provement moitgagoot 1S73 and real estate )
lines ol the lalliond company , and lor work
ing capital. A now general mortgage of
501,000,000 at 5 per rent , to run for fifty
yeais , will bo Issued for the present general
mortgage bonds and general mortgage ami
scrip and tunned interest to July , JtttT :
control of the properly to desrend to tlm next
lower Inloicst , on which live v ears' cnnsnc-
ulivo inteiest has not been paid , n iccolpt
by this moitgago ot its legular inteiest for
live consecutive vears ; pmlcired stock to bu
rated nt feWi ; Kohujlkill imvii-'atlon Mock to
subscribe on a basis of one share of Heading ;
loriour shales of Navigation common ami
one Heading for two Navigation pmlerred.
Deferred Income bonds will pay S'-Si per S100
bond , getting in return an additional 310U
bond stamped , assented and having the satnu
rights in the new company as they had In the
Trlcil to Illim Up tlm fillip.
N'i\v : YOIIK , Jan. ill. Just beloro tho/i
steamer ( in ) andotte , carrying a mUro" carte
and passengers and ciew nnmlioiliu lift }
hoven , left liei whait a young man came np >
from tliu cabin bun iedly and went ashore.
When the sto'imer was off Long Branch a
tmmcndous explosion oecuried. InvcstUa-
lion showed a hole fifteen feet squaiu
blown thnnuh both decks , doing mneli
damage to the cabin and joiner work , No
ono uas.setiously Injiiied. The young man
wlio left the ship just bofoiu him started ciimu
nbonid with a small satchel In his hand , llo
did not have it when he went ashoie. It Is
lielleved the satchel contained an explosive.
The steamer put back to port for tcpalis.
Tlm ISoixlltt Trial.
Nr.vv YOIIK , Jan. 31 In the case of c.v-
Aldeiman O'Neill , the defendant was pliircd
on tual and lestliied in his ilelonsp that ho
never attended tlie meeting at KiillM'atl'a
or Mel.augldln'a. and vv.is never nt Me-
Lunglilln's. llo denied being it member ot
the ' combine. "
in the afternoon both bides rested ixn (
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