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SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. TUESDAY M.O11NING , JTEBKUABY 8 , 1SS7. NUMBEK 235 ;
TTTl 1 TlUfMVTT'n T\n\TH
Ml LITTLIi BUSINESS DONE ,
A Very Brief Session of the Lower House
of the Legislature.
THE SNELL-M'KENNA CONTEST.
The * Cointnlttco Favor Semitic the
Former , Hut tlio lloiiso Will Hcnr
Testimony DUoussInu ott
Kccklcy's Grain Hill.
Pol ncs In tlio House.
Nob. , Kch. 7. ( Special to the
'llr.r. , ] The house lieltl n brief session this
afternoon , demonstrating once mnro tlio Im
practicability of attempting a Monday ses-
Blon after nil adjournment \vlilcli penults
members to co home. They cannot orlll
not return In tlinoon Monday for sailous
consideration of business. About sovunty
members only answered to roll call , and when
the onlcrof linal reading and passage of bills
was reached all ot the friends and opponents
of mcasiiics upon which tlio house Is
closely divided were afraid to ilsk proceed
Tbp speaker appointed as the special onm-
mltteu contemplated by Representative .Mil-
lei's resolution call I up for Investigation Into
the status of Insurance companies : Messrs.
Miller , Vex , Newton , Wliltonnil I'lUBle.
The following bills woio Intioduced :
Hy Shamp. To amend section 105 , ot
chapter 10 , of the- compiled stat utes , entitled
Uy Vench. To provide for the assess
ment levy and collection of taxes from tele
graph and telephone companies , providing
tint mode ot procedure , and Hxlng penalties
lor a violation ot the net.
lly Kwinir. Defining the number of Inser
tions of a legal notice in this state. Also
To repeal section 7 , of artlcioH , ot chapter 18 ,
of the compiled statutes of Nebraska. Also
To provide for establishing an uniform
rate for legal printing In this statn.
Uy Hentley For the relict of tlio heirs ot
Hy Lord. To provide for surveying lands
and town lots.provldlng for paymeiitof same
and for making a lien on the town lot or
lands so suiveycd.
Hy Sullivan. To amend section 211 , of
chapter , ol the compiled statutes of the
statu ot Nebraska ot , lbb5 , entitled miscella
Hy Peters To relieve parties holding con
tracts for the piirehasoor lease ot lands from
this date without Ihbt having been olleied for
bate at public bale.
Jly Cameion To prevent the fraudulent
transfer ot piomlssoty notes and ix ionilty ) ;
for violation of bame.
Hy Jtiivmond To compel railroads In the
state to luinlsh lieo tr.insport.ition to mem-
beis of the legislature ami others thcipln
Hpecllied , [ This Is alter the .Minnesota infiu's
Jly Miller To repeal rhaptcis 2 and 23 of
the gcncial statutes of Nobiaska entitled "In-
suiancu Companies , " mid cliapteis 10 and I'l
of tlie compiled statutes of Nebraska entitled
"Insmtuicn Companies1 and tor their In-
coiporatlon and the government of the same.
Hy White To furnish full schedules in ob
taining registration ot cattle and other ani
mals and to punish giving false pedigrees.
Hy Thornton To amend bectlons b-S and
80 ot chapter 1'J , compiled statutes of Ibis ) , en
titled "Injuries to Tiees , Fiultsand Vegeta
Hv McCann To establish a normal school
at Clmdion , Dawescouuty , Neb. , and to pro
vide for the building and maintenance of the
II. Teuton To amend section 11 offchapter
IS of the compiled btatutcs ot Nebraska en
titled "Counties and County Officer.- ' . "
Hy Cope Piovldlng for the establishment
nnd government of the Nebraska Industrial
Homo and making appiopilation therefor.
Hy Kenney Mo abate public nuisances.
The committee on privileges and elections ,
thiouu'h Mr. Itusscll chairman .
, pro torn. , IP-
ported upon the contest of J. 1) . Snell tor the
seat in tlio house now occupied by Mr.
MnKcnna ot Sarpy county. The report was
unanimously signed except by two membeis
ot the committee who weio not prebent at
the time ot the investigation. Two of the
committee signing It are democrats. It icc-
ommends that Mr. Snell bo given the seat , as
the committee tound that ho should have
been accredited with 1 ! ) majority. Hy tlio re
turns by wh cli. Mr. AleKunnu was seated ,
his majority was IS. Hut the committee re
port that the best ot evidence was presented
to them bhowini ! that over thirty Illegal votes
weie cast for him. The mnteilal question
which came betoro the committee for de
termination was that of ( jualllication of vet
ers. Upon decisions by Justice
Snow and Judge Story the committee
leached the conclusion that the men who
rabt the alleged Illegal votes weio not resi
dents ot the county or btatc , being railroad
laborers who hail come trom Illinois and
Jowa and who luul been In the Mate not to
exceed forty days. They were challenged
and swore in their votes , but subsequently
lofused to pay poll taxes upon the gioiind
that they had paid them In other Mates and
did not contemplate making Nebraska their
place of rcbldciivo.
Mr. Callord moved that the rcpoit bo re
ferred back to tlio committee , alleging that ho
had been Informed by Mr. McKenna that ho
was not present at the time the testimony
was presented and the committee decided
upon its action.
Mr. Uussell said that It was true that Mr.
MeKcniia was not prc.sent , but itwassolcl )
Ins own fault , because ho had been notified
by tlio committee , had once met \\lth them
and had then been told that the evidence
would bo taken on Friday night ; whereupon
lie had remarked that he was ready to submit
his case on thu evidence which was aheady
In thu possession ol the committee. Mr.
Snell's [ ittoiney had been present beloro tlio
committee , but had remained at their 10-
qtiest , because thovdeslrod him to read tlio
testimony , which was very voluminous , Ho
made no argument and scarcely u statement
ot thu ease.
Mr. Newcomer hcio Interposed , Ravin ? that
very few members ot the house had been
nwaro ui ) to that tluut that there was a contest
tor .Mr. .Mi'Konim'H
seat. As ho understood It ,
Mr. McKennu Is a democrat and ho ( New
comer ) was rocognl/pd asonoot the tepubll-
caus who , because of their hide-bound char
acteristics , were known as "stialghts. " Hut
ho was unwilling to do wrong even to a deuv
oenit ( smiles ) , and ho undcistood that Mr.
McKenna had not been able to present his
sldu ot thocnso. Tlio report of the commit
tee sounded like a Inwyei's argument. It had
n tar-awav-.Moscslook. Tlio house ought to
know moro about thu easu than it does now.
Ho moved , tlierulore , as an amendment to
the motion of thu gentleman fiom ( ! ago
county ( Mr , Ualloid ) that the lepoit of the
committee and the evidence be referred to
rommttteo ot the whole , making It the spo-
clal order ot Friday ,
This amendment was accepted by Mr ,
Mi , Miller favored the Idea of presenting
the subject to the whole houso. He thought
that It was unwise and dangcinus to nullify
thu returns madu by the locil canvassers ,
when tlio alleged literal voters had sworn In
Mr. Caldwell favored fair play and thought
thu wholu house ought to investigate the
Mr. Husscll was glad that the gentlemen
weiude.slious for a lull Investigation. The
committee were not at all tender-footed , llu
only hoped thu house \\ould as thoioiighl
Ininilro Into the matter as thucomniitteoliail
Over four hours had been cmplojcd In hear
In ' thu testimony and deliberating on the
question raised. A full and fair itivestlca
tlon would open the eyes of the hotibo am
the iH'oph ) to the infamous methods which
luul been practiced In Siirpy county am
other counties , and by which men Ir.ul bcci.
bent to the legislature who had been honestly
ilef oat I'd at the polls It would show the
lo.'islatiiio the necessity of an election law
which would umku It Impossible tor a tew
men to bay to the people who bhould repre-
Mr. Fox favored giving Mr. MoKenna
Hearing. That gentleman Imdheon informed
there was to bo no meeting of the committcD.
, A mistake existed somewhere.
The motion was carried without opposition
MUD hoasu adjourned.
I no mends of a ptohtbltary amondmqn.
-are busy lu the endeavor to secure u majority
for the "submission bill. A number of lady
lobbyists have Invaded the house to day.
The commute on claims- will report favor
ably to allouliiL' dipt ot Maiteio Prlmble for
S'J.ooo to compensate her for loss ot an arm in
a washing machine at the penitentiary. The
machine was not properly guarded , It appears ,
and the claimant , who has operated one
before , asked for Its repair betoro she was
Senator Kcckloy'a Ornln Hill.
LINCOLNNeb. . , Feb. 7. [ Special to the
Jii : : . ] When the senate IOOK tip in commit
tee of the wholu Mr. Kecklcy's grain blllthat
gentleman maden strong argument in Us
behalf as helms done on picvlousoccasions ,
lie hold that while It might be granted that
no private corporation could be compelled to
buy grain of a certain man or set of men ,
and at n certain price , at the same time It
could bo prohibited from saying to any man ,
"You must sell your grain to us at our price
or wo will make it Impossible for you to sell
at all. " Such has been the action ot the Ne
braska Grain Dealers' association , and It was
the Intention of his bill to prevent such
abuses. In support of his statements ns to
tlio lne.ular ; practices of the association ho
read fiom Its constitution and bj-laws
where the design of the association was well
Illustiatcd , and It was made evident that this
coiporation was created to absolutely control
the grain trnde of the state , athltratlly > 1\
the prices , and ruin all dealers \\lio would
not submit to Its demands. He showed that
when an Independent dealer attempted to
operate , at any of thn railway stations ho was
blocked by the long delay In furnishing cats
for his shipments , nnd In a majoiity olcases ,
the absolute lefusal to provide such cats.
The strong lobby at woik to defeat
the measuie had put Its trust in the venerable
senator from Dawson , Mr. McNamar. who
asserted In his speech that ho wns A stock-
raiser and grain-buyer , yet he felt con-
.stralned to oppore the bill , lie forgot to sav
that ho was also a lawjcr , and forgot himself
cntlielywhen ho admitted that the grain
dealers of his district who opposed the bill
were members of the association. Ho said :
"Tills is a matter woithy of consideiation.
Tallin' ' . ' tor granted all that has been said In
respect to the grain dealer ; suppose that it Is
true that the grain dealers thioughout the
state ot Ncbiaska have formed an association
by which they can handle largo quantities of
grain , for which they , by means ot handling
laigo quantities , can get concessions In rates
on tallroads. Now Is that found to be of any
Injury to the pioducerl1 Whllo these state
ments show that theiu Is an organization , it Is
but a concert ol action between the main
dcaleis of this state In respect to the purchase
of gialn and the shipment of giain. Sup
pose that it is charged that they have an ar-
langement by whleli they notily each other
of the pi lees of that association upon any
clvi'ii day or hour of the dav what they can
utTord to ] ) ay for crain at that time. That
only fixes the price with that dealer on tlio
market. It docs not btiow that tills board Is
governing prices ot grain without regard to
the market ot tlint producer. It , as is stated ,
they uilo that piico aibitrarily without
icgard to the market price , then of
couise that cipher dispatch should be to the
member to pay less than the maikrl pilce.
If , on the other band , it does pay all the mai-
ket price will justify , no point can bo raised.
There is leason lor the presumption In favor
of the mailcet puce. The bill says that they
ate organi/ed. Tl ey can only succeed as an
organl/atlon by the amount ot business they
do , and anj thing they telegiaph In lespect
to the pinelmso is tor the benefit ol the Indi
viduals and nil combined who are associated
together In this gialn deal. Now the reason
for their paying the matket price is lor hav-
Inc the business to do , and their ability and
facilities lor handling the giain makes It lair
to presume that they can buy moro than any
other person who Is not bo luvorably circum
stanced witli respect to shipment of large
quantities ot grain. Now if it Is true tint
this Is an Injury to the producer. It in no
sense closes the market for the sale of his
piodlico to any other poison. He hasstlll the
light to bell to any other dealer who has the
facilities of the .single Individual dealer for
handling that grain and the shipment ot it
in this manner seems to bo open to a kind ot
general partnership by which each Individual
memb'T of the paitneislilp lias aided and
assisted In getting a larger retmn for
the money invested In the puichaso
ot that grain by the cheaper
modoof petting It to the scaboaid than thu
blnglo Individual can have. That being true ,
and the volume ot business which any insti
tution does at a proltt Is tlio measure of its
success , then It Is icasonablo that It would bo
to the advantage ot this association to pay
not only as much as any otherpeison outside
could pay , but moro. If they pay more , then
it makes a livalry between the associated
dealer and the non-associated dealer about
the purchase ot the pioductof the country ,
and that Is just what the pioducer needs , llu
needs that kind ot advantage so he may com
mand tlio hlghe-t possible market price tor
the product of his labor. Then , instead of
this association being an injury , it must le-
sult in benefit to the producer. "
Mr. Keckley ot Voik "Tlio scnatois wilt
bear me out in tlio statement that they have
been Impoituncd and liauassed by men who
are growing very tender iu the Interests of
tl.u producers ot this state , and 1 undeitako
to bar that the gentleman from Dawson
knows entirely too much about
the terms ot that bill , should It
become n law , to believe for one.
moment that a lower pi Ice ot grain would bo
the result If this bill passes. Tlio objection
has been laiscd that men would be pievcnted
by this pioposcd law from forming paitner-
shlps for tliopuiposoof doing business. Now ,
that Is not true. That bill will have no Mich
ctleet , and 1 do not believe any gentleman on
this lloor believes It. There is nothing In the
bill which would restrain any man in the
tninsaction ot a legitimate business. I'nu ob-
loctlonablo fcatuioof the constitution and
by-laws ot this association Is that It estab
lishes maximum lates to bo paid tor gialn , I
am aware of the fact that they are paying at
thti present time very nearly us much as they
could possibly iitlord to pav for grain , for the
reason that the grain could not bo moved
unless they should do so , 1 take this view
of the question It that committee should
exercise the powers they have , they can hold
prices down U or 1 cunts , and It is human lor
men to make money in tills way IHhuy can
1 asic that the bill bo pissed without amend
Mr. Hlgglns of Colfaxlaobjoit to
any man or class of men binding themselves
together as an association and compelling mo
to .shin or sell my produce tliinugh this chan
nel. It 1 bhip main trom Scimyli'r to-morrow
1 have to lose U cents per bushel , lam In
laver ot the bill. "
Mr. lllgmnh of Cass "I am In favor of
this bill tor the reason that I live In a pot tlon
of the country and icpresent a portion of the
people who 010 Intciestcd In tlio passage of
this hill. During the last > cai'\\e have had
only one lailroad ninnlng through our
county , and the elevator men have been
building up elevators along that road , Just
befoio the legislature met men came to Kim-
wood and commenced buying on the track
and were paying a or : i cents moro pnr bushel
than the elevator men wore pat in ? , but
all at once thn cars became scaico
and they could not get any cars
to move their grain , 1 had a
lot of L'raln contracted toi , hut in older to
get It had either to haul It In wagons or wait
a vxeek for cars. Finally , one of the track
dealers vras notified that the railroads coulr
not hanulfl his cralu without it was bhlppec
tluough the elevator , Hence the tuck deal
orb were crowded out. Down ut Wabasl ;
there aie two elevatois. Another centlemai.
had the privilege of building u thiul elevator
on the right ot way of the lalliuad , had
erected a toundatlon and had all the lumber
on the ground , but because he refused to join
this as.-ociatlon the ibllroad cancelled his
contract , and would not permit him to build.
If thit'o or live men can tix the price of grain
In Omaha , under a bond of & 000 to stand
together , what chauco has the piodticor to
expect toranv lUeln the price of grain ? "
Mr , Itobblns of Volley "When 1 lire :
road this constitution nnd by-laws , 1 did
not luiow the magnitude of the
institution. I only want to call the attention
of the senate to a few points ami they can
meet the other.It appears that this consti
tution was made to f moody the sentiments
niul govern the actions of a bccret organlza
tlon. 1 am not opposed to secret organUa
tions , but when It comes to a matter of this.
Kind ot n bublncsi of largo magnitude ,
members being bound down by restrictions
for financial boneut In u line of action which
seeks rather the restraint pr the cmin trade
1 am In favor ot botuu'safeguard being placed
around It. " > .
Mr. Vnr.dcmnrU of Suuudf.ri made a ram
bllng talk In onposltlon totho bill , Introduc
ing a written resolution upon the subject
which was without point or effect ,
Mr. McNamar said the legislature could not
ntcrforo with partnerships and could not leg-
.slate airalnst private Individuals that would
be outside thn limits of the constitution with
respect to what legislation Is for.
Mr. Hlgglns of Colfav "None of ns are
trying to hinder them buying grain.Vo
want to stop them fiom hindering anjbody
che from buying grain , "
Mr. McNamar"Hut they are not trying to
do that. "
Mr. lllgclnsof Colfax "When a set of
men compel mo to sell my grain to a certain
man or not at all , 1 say that It Is an out-
Mr. McNamar "I sav that If this legisla
ture could legislate on that It could legislate
to make yon sell your grain to a certain man
nnd at a certain price. It Is uejoml thuicach
of the legislature to lay Us hands upon It
and Ills wisely so. "
Mr. Mclklejohn of > > aneo ' 'Other states
have taken up this question. 1 believe Illi
nois has ululated these grain associations
and grain commissions , 1 do not know that
I havosulllclcnl knowedgo to voUi conectly
on this subject. Hull have given different
grain men oppoitunltj to talk with mo on
this question. They have been kind enough
to show me statistics and lecoids relative
to this bill , and 1 have given them my
time to get a fall undcr.stundlni : of the ques
tion , and , gentlemen , I may now dmw my
conclusions this far : I'hat an association in
the state of Nebraska having ior Its basis '
1,600 elevators or thereabouts In the state , an
association , whether they do It or not , vyhlcli
has thuVowcr to make prices on grain , is
dangerous. I sav that the power lies there
they may do It. Some ot the gentlemen In
this city showed mo the comtiar.Ulvo rates of
and isyi , and 1 could not see a great dif
ference , but thu position 1 take Is that that
organisation has the power to day to lithe
price of gialn. Now 1 will not accuse the as
sociation in Omaha ot having done that , but
If the power lies thete , that alone should bu
legislated upon. "
Mr. Holmes , of John on " 1 believe there
Ismciltin tills bill , but 1 dcslro to call the
attention of the senators to this fact which
has come to my knowledge that the small
grain dealers ol this state are In favor ot the
maintenance ot this '
grain dealeis' organiza
tion. These small grain dealers are men
who own slnclo elevatoig. Kvery one of the
men In our part of the state , so far as I
know , have expressed themselves decidedly
In favor ot the maintenance of the organi
Mi. Itobblns "Do they belong to the or
ganization ? "
Mr. Holmes "Yes , sir ; but they clvo their
reasons. " fLaughtei'.J
At this point the committee arose , reported
lirojricss , and asked leave to sit ag.iln ou the
illl. It Is nu.xt on L'cncial hie. and will
doubtless come before the committee of tlio
whole Tuesday or Wednesday.
Murder of n Itcuklcinan hlrrrjriimn
Overall Old Quarrel.
UINKIJM.VN- : : . , Feb. 7. | Special Tele
gram to the Hu.1 : Chailcs S. Jllchaids shot
and mortally wounded Oeorao MeF.ulaiid.
The bhooting was tha result of an old feud.
MrCooic , Neb. , Feb. 7. [ Special Telegram
to the Hii.J : What will probxbly prove a
fatal shooting afftay took place at HenKle-
man to-day. An old man named Klchaids ,
and a livery man named McFarland , between
whom bad olood lias existed lor some time ,
hdcamo engaged in a qmurel , and KIchards
shot the llveiy man. and It is thoutrht that be
is fatally Injured. Klrhards wasuncstcdand
brought to Indlanohi for safe keening , as
Ked Willow county has the only jail In this
part of the state. A large ciowil gatheiod
and i lynching was imminent , but the shciilf
got his prisoner saloly on the train and to
Indlanola. Hlchaids Is also badly Injured.
She'll Doom in the Spring.
STHOMSIIUIIO , Neb. , Feb. 7. [ Special to
the Hiil : : Stiomsbtirg , alwajs active , has
every piospcct of a regular boom with the
opening of spring. Evcr > thing is in readi
ness to push the Kansas City & Omaha road
south just as soon as the mound begins to
thaw. Our business men will make strenu
ous enacavor.s to put in a system of water
works , capitalists will bo invited to consider
our advantages for locating manufacturing
interests , the uiilioad companies will build
new depots , and evciythlng put on a lively
air. We are bound to grow. The elements
aio hero that bespeak n prosperous city.
Kntciprlbuot the nnest type , money falily
plenty , schools ot the best , chinches numer
ous and elegant , a people cultured , icllned
and energetic. Wo are bound tobtaml In the
itont ot Nebraska's giowlng towns.
An lovv.t Cleric Honored.
IAVi.vi'oni' : , la. , Feb. 7. [ Special Tclc-
Kram totho Hnn.J Uibhop Terry has been
Invited by the Archbishop ol Canterbmy to
preach the annual sei mon before the vener
able society tor piopaguting tnc cospel In
foreign parts nt St. Paul's Cathedral on Juno
2.J. The venerable society was established in
1701 , and for the greater part of the first cen
tury ol ith existence gave its special eaieto
the Intiodiictlon ot the , chureh Into this
country. Thu pie.sent ye.ir Is the centenary
of thu bending of the lust Hritish colonial
bishop , Doctor Charles Inglis , foimcilv ol
Trinity church. New Voik , to Nova Scotia ,
and the celebrating ol this event will boa
noticeable featino of the vcneiablo society's
aiinlversaiy. The only American bishop
who has picached betoie the society on Its
nnniverbaiy U the bishop of Ohio.
Will Un Tendered the Place.
TAMA CITY , la. , Feb. 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hii ; : | It Is reported heie that on
the letlrcment of Chancellor Itoss of the Jaw
dopnitment of the State unlvmslty noxtJiino ,
the place will bo tendeied to William ( ! .
Hammond of the St. houls law school.
Chancellor Hammond was the founder of the
law .school heie and his return to Ids old
place would cause much rejoicing.
Sun'ocnteil Inn Well.
Dns MPINIS : Iowa , Feb. 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the HiiJ : : Mr. William Helm has
been digging a well just outside of the city.
This afternoon ho was obliged to do some
blasting , and after llrinjf a blast went down
in the bucket , but was oveicomo hv tout
gases nnd fell out ot the bucket and sullo-
cated belote help could be secured ,
Bloriny Jordan Aculii Jnllod.
Orri'MWA , la. , Feb. 7. [ Special Telegram
to tlio HiiK.J Stormy Jordan Is In jail again
on a'iSl.OOO line for contempt.
Nebraska and Iowa Woatlior ,
For Nebraska and Iowa : Generally fair
weather J lower temperatuie ,
They Want IliH Gore.
HAI.TIMOIII : , Aid. , Feb. 7. Anderson
Perry ( colored ) , acquitted of paitlchmting
In thu murder of Kmily Hrown , an old white
woman , was icleascd from prison nt 11
o'clock to-day and went to a house In Cedar
alloy , a short distance from the Maryland
university of medicine , where ho was cm-
ployed. As soon as his appearance In the
nou'hboiliood was known the house whore
ho Mopped was sin rounded by several hun
dred coloicd people , who threatened to tike
his life as soon as ho had imulo his ap | > ear-
anco on thu streets. A bquad of police soon
dispersed thn croud , but the coloied people
aio armed and for eoino time at least it will
bo dangerous for Perry to ea out alone. They
fully believe ho has muidered many persons
and sold theh bodies for dissection ,
Killed by Illusilng Powder.
ST , PAi'i , , Feb. 7. Yesterday morning
while a crow of men were at work in on ex
cavation near the stock yards In West St.
Paul , a charge of blasting powder was preiua-
tuiely discharged , which resulted In the
death of two laborers , Henry Pieston and
Jence Monsou , and a serious injury to Carl
STUAIIT , la. , Feb. 7. Mr. P. Ryan ,
proprietor of too oldest clothing house In this
city , has made
of nib creditors ,
THE TWENTY MILLION TWINS ,
Passage By the Senate of the Ordnance
ami Fortifications Bills.
NOT ONE WORD OF DISSENT.
Very Pernicious Policy Persisted
In Uy the House Another Duel
on tlio Tapis National
Tlio Senate's Sensible Action.
WASIIIMIIO.V , Feb. 7. [ SpcclalTclegram
to the Ur.i : ] The senate In about live min
utes , wltliont a word of debate and no ( pies-
tlons asked , passed two bills tills afternoon
which appioprlatc 5-0,000,000 for the national
defense. The money Is to be expended for
guns and toitlucations , under the
directions of the navy and war
departments. It Is a well consldeied
meastiic , however , nnd Is the result of the
work > ot tlie joint commission appointed by
the t last con less , of Which Senator Hawley
was chaliman. They studied thu question at
length and took several hundred pages of
testimony from expcits. These bills weio
reported to the house and senate , both at the
last session , but theie Is considerable doubt
as to whether the fonner will acieo totho
amount appropriated , riieie. Is now a bill In
conference which appropriates about 50,000-
000 for lehabllltatlng our coast fortifications ,
and there is small prospects of ngicement.
The dlflleulty Is , not whether wo shall have
co.nt piotectlon , but what soil of a protec
tion It shall be. Thuio are half a dozen men
with designs which they want adopted ami
no oneot them can see merit in the plans ol
the other. They are clamoring aiound the
committee loom and simply trip each other
WAS IT ON lilt. MIM.nil's KEPOItT.
Consul lieneial Poicb , ot .Mexico , was rp-
moved lo-day and K. C. Mooie , ot .Missouri ,
appointed In his place. Porch Is a young
man about twenty-two.or twenty-three jeats
01 age , from St. Joe , Mo. His lather is a
peison ot inllucnce , and when Senator Cock-
icll's biother-ln-law , Kwing , resigned the
iillice tile senator iccommuidcdoungPorch. .
The latter is tlio man who telegraphed the
scciotary oftate about the e-cap.uln ol
Scduowfck and altetwaid repotted at head-
quartets about Minister Manning's giaud
diiink. ( ii'iicral Jackson , of Ueoigla , late
minister to Mexico , whoso conespondence
with Mr. liay.ud has been called lor by the
senate and has not been furnished , as Itpiob-
bl > will not be , Is in the city and sa.vs that
Mr. Poich is removed because huishis i.lack-
bon's ) liieiul. The fnofs about the matter ,
us nearly as can bo asccitallied from all
sources , are that young Mr. Poich is too
fiesh. Ho lacks discretion. Ho was bate in
telegraphing Mr. Hayard that Sedge-wick was
drunk and displacing thu goveinment , but
when ho communicated the Inhumation
about Minister Manning lie said too much.
Mi. Manning nntm illy , does not want such a
lellow about him. and thu weaker vessel haste
to clvo way. Hut liom all accounts Mr.
Moote , who Is appointed in tlio place of
Poich , will be no Impiovement. lie is a
tanner , about nftv years old , living at Col
umbia. .Mo. , witli some money and
an ambition to coinu to congress. He lias
been a standing candidate lor the democratic
nomination ever blnceitho wur and has
always tailed to get It. ' The member from
His district wants to et him out of tlio way ,
bo he Is sent to thuCltytof Mexico as sccio
tary of legation Thosa who know Moore
bay lie is a pretty nlcti old tollovv , but no
more lit for the place than to bo director of an
astionomlcal observatory. Ho would make
a fair inspector under the pleuro-pnuumonia
bill and knows vvh.it Is good for hog cholera ,
but as sccretarv or legation no Is
veiy much out of his clement.
r\t ii ) TO i > in.
Mr. Pa vson told me tins morning that he did
not think tho.ro could bo any agieemciit be
tween the house and senate on the bill to 101-
feit the lands ot the Noithein Pacilic lail-
road. The house conferees Insisted that all
the lands west ot Hismarck should be ior-
felted , and the senate wanted to confirm to
the load eveiythlng bilt a lew million acies
on ( lie Paeilic"coast. Neither would jield ,
and so the bill would go under ,
Thu bill to repeal the pie-cmption law will
sulfer the same fato. Theiu Is too much real
ou botli sides , and curiously enough
the light is ovur what bhould not
have been put In thu bill any how.
Thu meabiiie simply should bo a lepenl of the
iiie-eiuption and timber cultuiuaet , but both
hour's have loaded on n lot ot i emulations for
the conduct ol the land olllce. Thu main
question at issue is whether Sparks shall bean
an autocrat ot whether there shall be an ap
peal from his decision to the couits.
A CAM , roit isi'.roiiM.
Some tlmp ago Representative Taulbce , of
Kentucky , intioduccd a le.solutlon In thu
house calling on thu secretary ol the treasiu v
to know U theie were not employes in his
derailment who seemed substitutes at a less
salary than they leceived. A reply was re
turned to the house which threw no lluht
upon the subject , and If there Is speculation
in salaries at the tieasury depaitment , as is
alleged , congress is powerless , in tlio light
ot affairs now , to act. It is charged by per
sons who claim to know what they are talkIng -
Ing about that quite n , large number of per
sons hold positions1 in the depiiitments , and
by hiing ) substitutes at one-halt ot the
salaries do not have to perfoim the
duties , and mnke half as much money
as those who perform the labor. It
Is alleged that n system of this
sort has been in operation tor years , and that
It Is woise now than at any time In the past.
An original appointee appears occasionally In
Ills or her place and sees that thingsaie going
along smoothly , and borne times docs thu
work lorn few days ; but they have other
business and mako'tho official position ono
ot speculation. "It Mr. Taulbce would in-
tiodnce a similar resolution , calling upon the
doorkeeper of the house , he would get Rome
information which vvould bu of value to
him , " said a gentleman at the capltol jester-
day. " 1 know ot my own knowledge ot three
or lour places w hlcli have been filled by pioxy
for months , and 1 am not Mire but Hint these
months are years. Thu substitutes get about
one-third or half of the salaries the positions
pay , A resolution might develop a largo
number of these substitute places. Hut since
these places are political ones It Is no viola
tion of law todons Is being done , nnd lam
not surpilsed at its being winked at. "
I'uni.ic jii'ii.ni.vo ro.vTimi'CTioN' . cr
' "ihp passage ot tlio Mexican pension bill
and the demand for coisuletenses and a new
navy will cut oil tlio practice of constructing
government buildings throughout the coun
try , " bald a member of the house committee
on public buildings and grounds tills morn-
Ing. "Congress has been In the habit of
making appropriations for public buildings
at cities ot about 23tOJ Inhabitants and some
times under , but that will not bo In the Cut
nre. The president bos been vetoing bills for
cities which have not United States coiiits
and other Instutions maintained by tlio irov
eminent ; but the cltkens of those pmces
wanting public buildings hafo been Institut
ing terms of court for the solo purpose of
overcoming tills presidential objection , 1 bc-
llovo that mo day is not far dis
tant when all second-class postofllees ,
jes , thud-class postolllcw , will have buildings
constructed by the government ; but It will
bo niter wo have coast defenses and a navy.
We can build these at a cost of a hundred
millions , nnd recover from the outlay within
a decade. Then tlio public building busi
ness , which Is u popular vvav of making gov
ernment Investments , will begin anew. "
' 1 here am on the calendar ot the house a
number ot nubile building bills which are
being urged for passage , but ono hears on
every hand just such protests and arguments
as thu above , and the chances are very blun
tor anything being done witli them. The de
mand tor defenses against a hostile nation is
such now that It cannot bo overlooked.
Members of both houses reall/o that thu next
congressional campaign will take up as an
Issue the subject ot deteiises and that it will
co hard with those who have record against
, . , AN r.t.r.YATon rort SI.NATOIH.
It is announced to-day that Urn long talked
ot elevator on the east end of tha capltol , oh
the senate bide , will soon bo in operation.
vv Ith the announcement comes thoassurance
that the ono at prudent used by senators ,
newspaper men and the general public will ,
alter the now one eels colng , be exclusively
reserved for senators. This senatorlally
autocratic regulation Is said to bo the sugges
tion of tlioirreat American Mikado , the white-
bearded Sullivan from Vermont , who at
piesent has a private signal whh which to
summon tho'elevator. This signal Is three
quick rinirs of the electric bell-summon * . It
was discovered by an obseivant newspaper
man the other day , and his discovery pub
licly proclaimed , and slnco its publication
every newspaper man in the senate gallery
duplicates the call and the elevator comes to
him with the rapldltv of a catapult. The
Cresiulsm of some of the senators Is of a
pretty tiiln quality. The faintest jouinallstlo
puncture withers It.
A rntNicious rot.icv.
It has been noticed for j ears that no mat
ter which political party Is In power in the
lower branch of congress , the house Invar-
ably adopts the policy of cuttltn ; down the
apmopilations so asto make a deliclency cer
tain , unless the senate adds to thu 01 initial
bill before It is sent to the president. Them
Is no exception to the rule. The legislative
bill \\lilchhasjust been peifected , tor it
should become a law , would coilalnlj result
Ilia heavy dillciency before the clo < e of the
fiscal jear. It will no doubt be eonsideiably
amended hv the senate and .Mr. Randall , who
controls all the appioprhitions Knows this as
well as any man. A senator who has been
In congress lor a moat many .vears said
to-day In speaking ol this Mibjic ; : "The
time Is coming when the senate will not
bo made a cat's paw for the
house In raking the financial chest
nuts out of thu treasury. Within thn past
low months theio lias been a decided disposi
tion on the patt of my colleagues to take the
opposite coiuso tiom that which liasbenn fol
lowed In the past , and 1 think that If the
house. In the ncxtcoiiL'icssappiopiiatcssums
lor the conduct of the government known to
bu Inadequate the .senate , instead ol Increas
ing them to something near to the estimates
of the executive blanch ot the government ,
will itibtead inatiguiate a policy ot the bo-
called refoim and will cut down each bill
still more. This wotiid be the most etlecttvo
way ot cuiblug Mr. Randall and his imme
diate associates , and you expect to bco it de
bated during the cxistanco of the Fiftieth
congress , "
The nttoincys lor thu Hell telephone com
pany are exceedingly jubilant over the suc
cess which they have thus tar attained.Thoy
assert that tin- other companies have lortilied
the bill by the arguments of counsel , and not
only have they Injmed themselves in tlio bti-
piemu court ot thu United States but they
have also , given the Hell company points
which will be invaluable in dclendlng the
goveinment suit against the patent In
Hoston. The attoineys ior other companies ,
however , aio not disposed to take this view
of the situation , but they feel confident that
one or two ol thu opposing Instruments will
ccrtalnlv be declaied not to be Infringed upon
by the Hell patent.
IlI.OUDl'lllltSTV I.1X.I. VTOH .
Hosides the expected IiL'ht between General
J. l-'hnd King , of Louisiana , and Mi. Cutli-
beit H. Jones , of the same state , those who
lollow the believers ot the code have now an-
othei allair to attiact their attention. Some
davs ago Coiigii'ssmiin ( ilover. who has been
at loggerheads with t-enatoi Vest , vviote the
latter a very seveie letter In which lie inti
mated that the august senator was the weaier
id a senatorial toia which hangs loose upon
him "lilvti a giant's robe upon u dwailibh
thief. " Senator Vest telused to take any no
tice of the Insult , and the congressman de
cided to nib It in upon him. lie has theie-
lore caused the letter to bo pilnted in the
form of a circular and has emplojed boys to
distribute tliociicularsin all the public places
and in thu lobbies ot the hotels here. ( Ho-
vet's ft lends say that ho Is anxious and ready
to meet thp senator whenever and whetever
that gentleman may intimate , but they albo
Intimate that Vest will not dale to notice the
slur which ho ( ( ilover ) has cast upon tlio lair
name ot the stubby littlu man Irom thu wilds
ot Missouri. Still those who take great in
terest , and there ara many of them , In atlalis
ot this kind nro on the qui vivo for a blood
thirsty encounter If only the senator can bo
urged to notice his traducer.
I'UIVATK CLAIM r.KOISI.AHOy.
AnelFortwas made In the house to-day
to pass , under suspension of the rules , a
L'ciieial bill reteiring to the couit of claims
all private claims against the United States
for examination and findings ot facts In each
claim so presented , the same to bu icjioited
to cougiebs on the thst Monday ot each De-
comber. The me.istiio presented was a sub
stitute torn bill now pending and objection
was madu to it upon tlio ground that the
measure pioposcd bad not been pi In ted and
its exact scope and meaning could not there-
tore bo known to mcmbeis who were thvs
summuiily called upon to pass upon It. Al
ter unsuccessful elloi Is to have a day fixed
tor consideration ot the bill the motion to
suspend the lilies was lojected. It Is gener
ally recoiini/ed that legislation Is demanded
to remove private claims 1 loin coinrrcss to the
couit wheie they can bo judicially examined
and their incuts deteimincd , but it was
feaied that the measuie pioposed to-day
was loocomiirclieiibive and that It would ro-
mo\e all limitation upon claims bailed by the
statutes as well as thosu herclofoio lejected
by the couits nnd the accounting olliceisof
the tieasiiry. Dining thu bilet discussion
to-day It was shown that in the past twentv-
livtsyeais the cost ot piinting private bills
intioduced In congress and icpoits upon the
bamc was over & 11)1,000. ) Many ot thu private
bills now on the calonda s ot the house have
been intioduced at every session
since Ibv5. Aside from the expenses tor
piloting these puvatcbills , it has been stated
Hhat If the time spent by congress at every
session in the consideration ot pi i vale and
domestic claims was reduced to dollai.s and
cents , It would bu tound that these expenses
are equal to the claims allowed , and pioba-
bly to the sum claimed In thosu rejected.
Something should bo speedily done to lellevo
the tieasury ol this enormous annual ex
pense , and nt the same time give claimants
an opportunity to establish in the courts the
justice of their demands.
A SOI.lMKltb' I11I.L.
A bill was Intioduced In the house to-day
which attracted a good deal ot favorable com
ment , and thu HII : : coirespondent believes Ic
can bo passed at the next session if it Is In
troduced. It provides that any honorably dis
charged loyal soldier in any ol our wars may
pmchato at S1.-5 an acre 100 ot land In the
public- domain and hold it without being
obliged to live on it.
MilI.F.It ' 10 Till : JIOIIMO.V.
Itvvas stated upon very irood authority hero
to-day that Dr. Miller , ol Nebraska , was ic-
contly sent by leaders of thu deiuoeiatic unity
to Utah to maliu a political compact with the
Mouuon chinch ,
IMI'OltTANT I'fllUC WOItlvfl.
The house committee on public build
ings and grounds to-day acrced to iccom-
inend the passage of a bill appiopriatlng
§ 100,000 for a public building at Hustings.
Muipliy Introduced in the hoiibu this after
noon a bill authorising tlio Clinton and Illi
nois Hriduucompany to construct a wagon
bildgo over the Mississippi nvor at Clinton ,
Pensions granted Nehrabkans to-dav
AvIllaJ. , widow of Isaac N. Shaw , Tecuni
seh ; Silas Sprague , Lincoln. Increase ot
Pensions : Calvin I ) : Smith , Newport ; John
Scanlln , Phillips ; Itobert .1. Units ( reissue ) ,
Turner : Tt-Ptha D. Cook ( reissueFranklin ) ;
( ieorgou. Wilson , Solon ; Hiram H. Holett
( Increase ) , Hialnard ,
Pensions granted lovvans : Amelia K. ,
widow of James Hell , Huvlngton ; ( illbert
Ubher. UattloCieekHob-rt ; U. Hond. Mai-
com ; Joseph D , Davis , PattPison ; John 11 ,
Hella , Handalhi ; Charles II. Hair , I.amoni.
Increase ot Pensions : L. M. Doty , Lo Mars ;
litmry Itupri'cht , London ; Amos Dewateri
Klkhatt ; isaao C , Allen , Attica ; ICIbert
.Spencer. Plttbbiirg ; Moses Demarce , Delta ;
Joel Kelly ( reissue and Increase ) , Dniiiont ;
Nathaniel D , Itush , Alnswoitb ; John Giav ,
Abhton ; ( ! PO. W. Lyman , Coiinth ; James I1 ,
Holmes , Uurlington ; James K. haundcrs ,
( itiernsoy ; James P. Moriran. South De.s
Molncs ; Francis M. Kj te , Oaceola ; ( ieorgo A.
Huker , Seluio.
The following Iowa postmasters weio
appointed to-day : Kredeilck Lang. Fianl-
lln , Leo county , vice Mrs. C. Kan-
chei , lemoved ; Mrs. Kmma Dcnncmlz ,
Jackson Centre , Webster county , vlcu .Mis.
L. J. Holllngswoith , resigned ; Win. K.
Clark , Oakland Mills , Henry county , vice It.
O. Plnson , resigned ; Mis. Kattlo J , Slucher ,
Primrose , Lto county , vice KlUabclh C ,
Huckels , lemovt-d ; Jv. . htromhcrg , Uosco ,
DCS Moines county , vice L. C , Hull , re
The name of the postofllco at Schcll ,
Nuckolls county , 1s changed to Lawrence.
.MIUTAUY MAI-IKIIS. :
First Lieutenant H. b. T. Harris , assistant
jrgeojr , hus been ordered from Tt-xus for
1 t\- .
tb'ltst Lloutenant Jobn W. Summerhayes ,
qunrteimaster. Kighth Infantry , has been
ordered to Omaha by General Crook on
ecial busne ! .
In the department of Tc\as , Hospital
Slew-aids Klchaul Dare , at Fort Davis : II.
Leslie Haven , at Fort Clark , have been
ordered to exchange posts.
Army leaves gtanted : Major C. M. Torrlll ,
chief paymaster department of the Platte ,
ono month from February ft with permission
to apply for one month's extension ; Captain
Thadca * S. ICIrtland , t > ovonth infantry ,
Camp Pilot Unite , Wvomlnc , 0110 month ,
with permission to apply for ten days' exten
rrusoN' u , NOII : * .
John C. Shea , of Omaha ; William W.
Qulnvev , of Plalnvlew , Neb. ; Elmoio P.
Camnbell , of Hiokcn How , Neb. , and Ileiity
Mitchell , of Dnbuquc , la. , were to-da > ad-
nltted to practice bet cue thu Intel lor depait-
nent.Uoruo 11. Oedultpff. of Falls City , has been
appointed an internal revenue storekeeper
' 01 the Nebraska district.
CLIAUIMH ; ; UKCOUD.
The Uublnc < is or the Country n Shown
hy the llinl < 4.
BOSTON , Feb. 7. [ Special Telegram to the
Ur.i : . ] The follow Ing table , compiled fiom
reports lecelved fiom the managers of lead-
ring liotistsof the United States , gives the
fioss exchanges at each point tor the week
sliding February r , iss ? , as compaied with
hose of the coricbponding week In ISSt ) , us
'ollows ' :
New Voik 1:1.0 :
loston , 11.4
Philadelphia no,7Ti.r'o : 7.11
Chicago 01,0. " . , 000 1.8
St. Louis 5.1
San Francisco 8.8
New Orleans lO.UlO.l'Oj ' l.'J
PittsbutL' so.r ,
Kansas City .
Louisville B.O. . . .
) innhn l.t
Denvei 11.11. . . .
Detroit 11.11. . . .
Indianapolis 10. : ) . . . .
Cleveland 1S.-J. . . .
St. Paul U.hl.VMO. ! . m. o' ' . . . .
Minneapolis a.StiV : ! , Y 17.11 , . . .
Memphis B.SH.OS'J : M.O' . . . .
Iliuttoid ' . ' .0 0'JJl , 7.7. . . .
Columbus 1)77.W.I ) ffiJ.H , . . . .
Uicbita 1,701,001) )
New Haven l.Wil.MW
St. Joseph l.ll'J.ft'iO
Portland tM7.ViJ 11.7. . . .
Woicester llfl hll ) U.S . . .
Spiintlicld 8C-iC | > 1'J.tl
Lowell OTM.II.WI ill. II ]
Sjiaciisp 5'il.Sil' ' 0.3
Giand Itaplds 100,1M ) l.-l
Total S ( noJTr.oii ( 8.1
Outside New York Ti.fi
* Not included In totals ; no dealing house.
at this time last year.
THIS STOCIC 3IAKKCT.
Stronc Opening Followed By n
Ninv YOIIK , Feb. 7. [ Special Telegram
to the Hci : . ] The block maiket presented a
very strong appearance on the opening to
day. The London market was hluher all
aiound for American securities , aml'thls cir
cumstance was taken advantage ol by the
bulls , who easily advanced the active special-
tics yt to K per cent , The chief , interest ,
howcvei , centered In St. Paul , which was
boomed by the clique loimed a few days ago
for the ptnposo of dnvlng the shoits to cover.
It was claimed that 7T,000 shares ot tlio sto k
had been bought by the pool and that the in
tention was to lilt the piico to 03. Notwith
standing all the bull talk , it was hotlced that
the nuikct was lull ot stocks , althou li theio
was heavy selling presbine. Offeiings , how
ever , soon became too large tor buyeis and
prices began to ci umble away. Lake Shore ,
St. Paul , Keadini ; and Louisville A : Nashville
declined steadily until about all ot tlio e.ulv
advance had been lost. The stiiUe news was
less sensational than for some time. The
coal rmds claimed to lie doing an avciiuro
amount of business with the now men. Itich-
moiid Terminal showed n coed deal ol activ
ity and specialists in it said it would be tlio
next big bull caul. At noon the maiket pre
sented a rather lixed appearance , but the
bulls claimed that the scalpels on the long
side would take money for the next six
months without takinir much 1 1 sit , The mar
ket settled down nmtc'ihillv dining the clos
ing hour. U was reputed that all ellorls to
compromise ) with the .stiikers on the coal
toads had failed nnd ageneial strike on the
Heading was predicted lorto-iuoiiow. Tills
made tlio draleis very weak. The vv hole mar
ket cased oil In sympathy and closed at about
the lowest point of the day. The total bales
were about yfl OOO shales.
COMJO FAILS' OAI'TUllB.
Captain Dcano TcllH of the Attack
LONDOX , Feb. 7. Fiom an Interview with
Captain Doanp , who was in eliaigo of Stan
ley Falls on the Congo ilvor dining tlio 10-
cent successful att ick by the Aiabs , and who
Is now In London , U appears that he and
Lieutenant Dubois defended the place until
their ammunition was exhausted. The Aiabs
then attacked the station with a rush and
can led eveiythlng beloro them. When the
whites found H necessary to lly ,
Dcano ordeied petroleum ponied on
the building and set tin * . t'hcii puitv
escaped thiougli the undmwond. Hu and
Dubois fell from a slippery rock Into the
liver. Dcano swam ashoic , leavini ; Dubois
clinging to HIP rock. While Dcano was
becking assistance foi Dubo'so thu latter be
came exhausted and fell away from the lock
and was diowned. Dcano lied into a jungle ,
wheio ho was hunted and ( lacked bv the
Arabs lor a mouth. Ho was hatctootrd and
all the time had only a blanket to cover him.
Ho was wouiuliiil in the thU'h and aim alnl
Jived on locusts and wild tiult until found
and rescued by Irlendly natives.
MADKID , Feb. 7. ( Jroat ahum has been
caused by the tiequent mmderotis attacks
upon pedOEtilniis in thu streets at night.
Seven persons have been killed or badly
wounded In less than a mouth. Tlio victim
is always attacked fiom behind with a knilo
and never recognUe.s the assassin. The po
lice reject the theory ot inbheiy ns tlio mn <
live , and attilbuto thu deeds to a homicidal
The Carlibts nro orjianUIng clubs In bcv >
Franco and Germany.
PAIUS , Feb. 7. The Pails Jomnal expresses
presses thankfulness because Franco Is under
a republican goveinment. "A king , " says
the Journal , "could nevei have blocked ( ici
man Insults. "
.Spanish republican emlprantJ residing In
Prance have decided to fonn n volunteer
loicoot 20,000 men to assist Fiance in thu
event or war with Oermany.
Parnoll'ri llcaltli and Plann.
LONDO.N , Feb. Acting by ids physician's
advice , Mr. Parnell will go abroad to n-ciult
his health after tlui conclusion ot thu debate
on the address. The Parnellitcs will oppost
In pallament nil piojecls iclative to the
liquor tiallic in lieland on the ground that
thu question should by n > c.clvr."J trum an
nnulnnuer'h .Military Mill ,
PAIMS , Feb. 7-i-Tho members of the ex
treme left have decided In favor ut panting
priority to Ceneral Houlanm's mijitaiy 01
ganUatlon bill , with a view to irawluu''lioiu (
Piepiler ( Joblct a statement u 'uidlng thp
political situation ,
A HORRIBLE CHARNEL POOL ,
Scones nt the Wliito Eivor Wreck Wtioh
Make the Stoniest , Trcmblo.
MANY NEW DODIES DISCOVERED.
Tlio ItonmluR Iturnoil Hpjontl All
SrinlitniicpDl'lltiitinnSliniii' rcnr *
Till SOCIIPS WltnoHst'd Uy tlio
Tlio XVIiltn Ul\er DUastor.
WiitTi : Ittvr.u Jt NCIIO.V , Vt. , Feb. 7. '
[ Special Tcleirrum to the Uir. : ] A s\d spec-
taclowas leveak'd to the Huong of vlsllorrt
v\ho gathered at the srentuif the railroad
wreck. Heforo them , iMubetldcd In the mcllcd
lee , were twisted lion tiom the four caw
which had gene ilown to destruction and
c.uiied death to most of their occupants.
Wlieio they lav were great pools of water
caused by the melting of the Ice by the heal
from the burning ears. The fourth car from
the rear , or ono of the dav coaches , was en-
thely destrojed. What little of It lemalned
way hidden beneath n llttlo lake of water ,
upon the bin face ol which Heated embers
ol bits of Dinned clothing and pieces
of chined human llesh. It was
impossible to get at this car yesterday , bvl n
gang of men have been at woilc upon It
to-day and will drag thu depths for burled
bodies. It Is thought by some that at least
twenty U not moro coip-ses will bo taken out
from this chainel pool. So far us Is known
not a soul escaped from this car , and It is
cousldcicd possible that there may be as
many as foity bodies underneath the debris
bunk in the pool. At present nothing can
bo been but binned trucks , ono bol turned in
one direction and the othei In another , lu
thu oilier thieo cars , mixed up with the
debris , unrecogni/able masses of human
llcbh could bo seen. The woik
of removing ; the chaiied corpses
liom the ruins was begun at 'J50 : ! o'clock Sat-
uiday atternoon upon tlioatilval of Uovctnor
Pingreeand membeis of the Vermont mil-
load commission. Kngineor Pleice , as most
ot the passengeis think , Is of the belief that
it was caused by a btoken rail about twenty-
live uids Irom the bildge. Uthcisain of the
opinion that the accident was duo to a
broken journal on the Pullman ear Puritan.
This was the last car on thu tiaui , but It was
known Jo have been the fust car to leave the
track , and It Is aigucd that a biokcn rail
would have thiown the fust car instead ot
the last. This point , however , may never bo
bottled. The ollk'lnl Inspectors next visited
the blackened wicck on the ice. Picking
their way caieftilly among the debris ot the
Puritan they dKcovcted the remains of no
fewer than six persons , which they could
pick out sometimes by their distinct re
semblance to human foims , andsometliiiesby
seeing fragments ot thigh bones , ribs and
beads. An undertaker ot Haitlord accom
panied the party. Ho and Ins men picked
out the lemaiiisas last as possible and put
eacli body scp.uatcly in a box. These
chaired bodies were so thoioughly burned
that it was impossible to even tell their , sex
In some Instances. Some made scaiely .1
handlul. 'ihoy picked up these bottles , or
lathei what lemained of them , and went to
the next burned car , the Pullman. St.
Alhans , which came fiom Springlield. In
this car they could only make out three
bodies. Undoubtedly they were thiou'H out.
They weioiedticod to such aslalu that tlnjy
could scarcely bo discerned from
the rest of the debits. No
doubt the bodies of nianv peisons weio
totally consumed. These bodies were , line
the rest , tenderly placed In boxes and left on
the ice waiting lemoval to the dead house.
Fiom tbeio the parly stalled lei the third car
liom tlio tear , or the dav coach , but this was
entiiely Mihmcigcd. They could make no
investigation I ml her. The rear or the last
lenmlning one was next visited. Heio was
piesented the most Iiuiritying sight of all.
No less than twelve bundles of binned flush ,
charted out ol all human shape , weiu found
in the le.irond ol what had boon the car. Uix
bodies were found all bunched to.ether.These
passengeis luul either huddled aioiiud the
btovo to Keep warm , ns the night was very
cold , or else they had tiled to make tlielr es
cape liom thu tear door and could not get
A ItAdAor.MAN'h SIOIIV .
Winn : Uiviit : JINC now , Vt. , Jan. 7.
Kx'picss .Messenger A. S , Kobbins , who v\as
ono ot tliu hi\ persons on the wieekod train
that hail passed ovei the liildui' betoio tlio ac
cident ocelli ted , savs it is piobnbly oneot tlio
woist accidents that ever took ph'co In the
United .States. "When wo weie lalily upon
tbu bridge wo felt ashoclt and heard a crash
behind. When we looked out wo saw the
four tear cats piled upon each other over the
P ( | O of thu bridge. They pitched over so fast
that it baldly sci.itched theeiUool tlio in Idee ,
and in a few minutes weio all on hie with all
the people In them , Oh , it was awful ; the
woist thing 1 over saw or heaid ot. "
A gang of soventj-five men has been work
ing all the inoinini ; through holes In the leu ,
lalsing poitions of the wiocked train liom
the bottom of tlio liver and scutching for
bodies which may yet be among the ruins.
Tims far no bodies have been lecovi'rcd.
Nearly all signs of tlio teniblo dlsister have
disappeared except the gaping space between
thepiuisol tlio bridge. Trains aio i mining
regulaily to either end of thu bitdL'p. Thu
condition ot the wounded Is about the same.
ICowji ( uht tt > 8f by Jama f/nnboi
Hitussr.i.s , Feb. 7. fNuw Poik Herald
Cable Special to the Hincj In a council ol
the HeUlan lieutenant goucials held at the
war depaitnutiit It was decided to put the
artllluiy reseivo Inastatoof leadlnuss. It
is not qnito ccitalnyct whether the govern
ment will make an Immediate statement
concerning Its military measures to pallia-
nient. Many authoiltlcs aio urging thorn to
follow the imported Fruncli example and pro
ceed silently with mllltaiy picciutlons to
avoid Increasing hcpiihlic appienslon.
Will \Vo"i * ilium ?
ST , PAUL , Minn , , Feb. 7. The supreme
couit will not hear arguments In the Woods
murder easu lor several day * . Some piedlct
that Woods will bo hanged , notwithstanding
the respite granted b > Piesldent Clevulrnd
and the sentiment of the people. It he sui
ters tlio death penalty it Is geneially bc-
Juued timt that It will bn on legal technicali
ties and not upon the merits ot the C.IEU.
.Much Intciost is manltcsUd in the case , nnd
all citizens hope Hint ho will notbu hanged
New York Grain In Store.
NKW Yoitii , Feb. 7. The following Is the
New York piodnce exchange statement ot
the visible supply of uialn Saturday , Febiu-
aiv r > : 'lotal in stoie und iilloatVhent ,
li,770,0'l ( ) bushels ; decrease. 111.MJl biisheln.
Coin , IC.lOOUij biihlntls ; IncieaM ) , 'M\'M
bushels. Oats , l.hs'i.'JOj bushels ; Incieaso ,
Iftl.MJli bushels. Uje.WxiNi bu-hcls ; do-
eieasc , ( ibW bushels. Jiarluv , lilT.'JSl bubh-
i'lb ; dicicase , 11VJ71 liiisbels.
Tlio ViMflili ) .StitKiinont.
Ciitcvdo , Feb. 7. Tlio visible supply of
Ifraln on Ft'bruaiy 5 , compile i bthu sccre-
taiyof the Clilc.iKO hour I of tiadc , shows a
decline ol IKO/ * ) bush Is ol wheat and an in-
creasoof uos.OKi bushels of corn ui d an in-
cu'.tse of 115,000 biibhels of i ats ,
Tlin Itlvcr I''alliiii : ' " Louinvlllo.
Louinvii.i.K , Ky. , I'Vli. ' 7. At noon tlio
liver was falling at the into of hall un Inch
an huiir , and the d.ingei ( ( t u reputl-
tlon ot the djsastnns tlo.ids of US and
1S3I Is consloeifd pa t. Ihu w.-itl'.i i is clear
and warm. The t n i 'o thovs thirty-two
'J'iio Lee Anicrlciui Itlilc.
LOMION. Fob. 7. Tlio Pull Mall ( ia/ctta
asstitstlut i.upland hut , practlrallj oidfit.d
to .tdopt the I.eO Amulcitu i.llu for usuo/
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