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SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. MONDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 14 , 1S87. NUMBER 241/ / TQE LATEST RAILROAD BILL , MoikleJobn and Agco Oonooct a Measure to Succeed the Present Law. A VERYVOLUMINOUS DOCUMENT The Ilnil rcnturcq of tlio Commission iiuliiillol In tlic Solicinp , U'llli . Many New Points Added to the Idst. llnllrond Commlttcn'n mil. LINCOLN , Neb. , Fcb. 13. [ Spcclnl to the lt.n.JThe ! following Is the full tc.xtot the bill piescnted by the iailio.nl committee to the house jesterday. It carries Iho name of Mr. Agco as Us author , but Is the icsult ot a combination between his bill nnd that Intro duced by Senator MelUlcjohn. Tim commit tee have worked nearly Constantly on the production of this hill for three days. It Is expected It will b3 considered In committee. of the whole on Monday or Tuesday : Uu it enacted by the legislature of the state ot Nebraska : Set tion 1. The attorney general , secretary of slate , aud auditor of public accounts , state ticasnrei , and comiu.ssioiier of public lands and buildings shall constitute a board of railroad commissioners , who shall have powei to appoint three sccrctaiies to assist the boaid In the performance of their duties ns Mich commlssiiiiieis. 'Iho.seerelarlesshall bo paid nn aiinu il salaiy ol S-JOU ( , payable in equal quarterly Installments. Said board shall also liave tlio power to appoint n clerk who shall be a competent stenographic ie- porter and who shall receive an annual salary ot S1Mim ! > able In equal quarterly Installments. Said secretaries and said clerk shall each glvu a bond to the state of Ne braska , In the sum of S 10,000 , with ono or moiu sulllclent sureties to be appiovcd by the povernor , for the taithfiil performance of his duties : nnd shall also lake nnd subscribe nn oath , that he Is not In thu employ of , nor holding any olllclal relation to any rallioad corpoiatlon , and that he Is not the owner ol nny slock 01 bonds of , 01 In any manner peeunlarllj Interested In any rallioad corpora tion , and that he will faithfully and tmpat- tlnlly , without tent or favor , discharge the duties ot his olllce to the besl of his ability. Sec. 2. No ollicei , agent oremplojo of any rallioad coipmntion or exptess company , nor nny puison holding any stock or bonds of , or In any inunnei pecuniarily Interested In any railroad coipoiatlon ore\piess company shall be appointed or employed us secietaiy or clei k by said boaid. See. 3. bald boaid shall liavo the general supervision ot all tallroads operated by steam in the state , aud shall Inquliu into any neL'Icct ot duty or violation ot any of the laws of lids slate , by any tallioad corpora tion doing business In this state ; or by any ollicei , agent or employe of any lallumd corpoiatlon doing business in this state ; and shall from time lo time , carefully examine and Inspect the condition of each rallioad in this state , and Its equipments , and manner of the conduct and management of the same , with reference to the public safetv. interest and conveniences , it shall caielully investi gate any complaint made In wiltini ; , nnd under oath , concei ning any lack ol facilities or accommodations ( mulshed by nny railroad corporntlonn doing business in this slate , for the comfort , convenience and accommoda tions ot individuals and the public ; or any unjust dlsciimlnallon against either any pet- son , linn orcorpomtioii , or locality , either In rates , facilities furnished or otherwise ; and whenever In the judgment of said board nny repairs nio necessary upon any portion of the road , or upon nny stnllons , depots , sta- lieu houses or warehouses , or upon any ot the rolling stock of any railroad doing busi ness in this state , or any additions to , or any changes In Its rolling stock , stations , depots , statlonhoiises or warehouses are necessary In order to secure the safety , comfort , accom modation nnd convenience of the public aud Individuals , or any change , in the mode ol conducting Il3 business or opeiatlng Its road is leasonablu and expedient In outer lo pro mote the seem Ity aud accommodation ot the public , or In older lo prevent unjust dis ci initiations airalnst either persons 01 places ; It shall makoa lindlngof the facts , nnd an ordoi tequlilng said railroad coiuotation to make such lepalrs , improvements or additions to Us rolling stock , road , station , depots or warehouses , or to make such changes cither in the manner of conducting Us business 01 In Iho manner of operating Us load , as such board shall deem proper , ica onahlu and ex pedient ; and said lindliig shall bo entcted In n leconl kept tor that puipose , nnd said board shall cause n copy ot the same to be Beived on the said railroad corporation , by nnysherlll or constable In tins stale , In the same manner as a Mimmons Is required to be served , and shall also transmit to the person , llrm or coipoiatlon intcicstcd , n copy of the na mo. Said railroad corporation shall , within ten dnsnttci bolus seived wltlin copy of said findings and order , show cause. It nny It has , whv U should not comply with said older , by lillng with said boaid an answer veillled In the .same manner as pleadings of ( act In the district court aiurcqulicd to be veiilied. If no answer shall be filed as aforesaid , then biicli Uniting and order shall be final and con clusive as ngalnst such railroad corpoiatlon. Upon the lillng of any answer us piovided for In this section , the said board shall set n day not exceeding thirty days fiom ihe date ot the filing of such answer tor the hearing ol the matter , and Mull notify said i.aihoad com pany and other person or peigons or corpora tions Interested , of the lime so lixed , and the pluce of hearing thu same ; and shall caio- hilly and frilly Investigate the matter , nnd for that puiposo may subpiena wllnesses , and : umpel their attendance , and thu piodtiction of any books or papuis In the same manner as the courts of law of this state may do. After a lull Investigation of the matter said board shall again mnku a finding of the tarts nnd iiinlio such an outer as It may deem just in the piemlses. If said railroad shall refuse or neglect to comply with such older , the board shall order tiiu attorney genet nl or the county altornoy of thu piopcr county to Institute n suit to compel such rallioad company to complj- with such outer , and It shall bo the duty ot the attorney general or the county attorney ot thu pioper county , at the request ot the board , to apply to the supreme court or to the dlbttlct court ot any county through or Into which Us line of mad may inn , In the name of the state and on the relation of said board , for n will ot mandamus to compel such rail road company to comply with such order ; and upon the hearing ot nny such cause , sueh llndlng and order .shall bo as against such railroad company prinm facia evidence of thu ii'nsnnnbloncstf ol such order , and of the no- ecsslty of such repalis , chances , additions at Improvements , or other matters In such 01 del required to be done or omitted , Sec.I , If nny rallioad corporation or ex press company organized or doing business In this state under nny net ot Incut poratlon or general law of tills stale now In force 01 that may heieattor be passed , or If any rail road corporation or express company crt-an- 1/cd or which may hereafter bo organized under Iho laws of any other state or of the United Slates and doing business within this state shall chaige , demand or receive moiu than a lair and lea.sonabto rate of toll orcompensatlon tortho ttausportation of any Els passengeis , uxpress or freight of any deserlp ( Ion , or for the use nnd tmnsuortntlon of any i.illioad ear upon thufrackot uny such road 01 any of the branches thereof , or upon any railroad In the otate which It has the rigid , license or permission to opetate , the bnnu bliall bo deemed guilty of extortion , and upon conviction theieof shall bo dealtwlth as hero luaftcr provided , See , 5. If any ucu railroad corporation 01 c\pie s company afoiesaid fhnll make nnj unjust discrimination In Its rates or charge ! ot toll or compunction tor the transpoiui tlon of any treldit or express ot any descrip tlon , or tor the nso and tianspnitatlon of aio rallioad car upon Its bald load or upon anj of thu blanches theieof , or upon any rallroail co nn acted therewith which It has the light , license or permission to operate , control 01 use within tills slate , or shall make any tin just disci imlnutlon nzaliisl any person , firm corporation or locality , as to accommoda tions or facilities furnished for the ship me ut of nny freight or express of any de icnption , over Its said load or over any roail has the ilunt , license or permlssioi use or control , tint same shall oe deomei sullty of havlntf violated the provisions o ills act. aud upon conviction theieof shall b < lealt' ; with as hereinafter piovided. See. o. It any such railroad corporation o ; express company shall charge , dcm.and , col lect or receive , tor the transportation of any freight or express of nny description , upon Us railroad , or any of the branches thereof or upon any lallroad which it has the right , license or permission to useorc.tnlrol.for any distance within this state , the same or a gicatcr amount of toll or compensation than Is at the time charged , collected or received for the transportation In the same direction of any like quantity of freight of Iho same class over n greater distance ot the same tall- road ; or if any railroad company shall charge , demand , collect oriecelveat any point upon Its railroad , or any lallroad which It has the right , license or permission to use or contiol , a higher rate of toll or compensation for haii'lllng or dellveilni ? freight ot the same class ami quantity , than It ! mll at the same lime charge , demand , collect or receive at other points upon the same railroad , 01 upon any lallroad which il has the right , license or permission to use ot control in this state : or , If It shall charge , collect , demand or receive foi the transportation of any freight of any description ovvr Us lallroad , or ov cr any lail- road which U has the right , license or per mission to use or control , n greater amount ot loll or compensation than shall at the same time be chained , demanded , collected or received by It lei the transportation of any like quantity ot freight ot the > nme class , bolng tiatispoited in the same distance over any portion of the same laihoad of equal dis tance ; or , it U shall demand , charge , collect or tccelvo from any person or persons , or coipoiatlon , a higher or greater amount of toll or compensation than It shall at the same lime charge , collector receive fiom any oilier iiei'son or persons or coiporatlon foi iccelv- Ing , handling , or delivering freight of the same class and Mo quantity , at Urn same point upon Us lallroad , or upon any lallrnad which It has the right , license or permission to use or control ; or , If It shall demand , charue. collect or receive from any person , or persons 01 coiporatlon , for the transporta tion ol any freight upon Its railroad , or upon any iill load which It has the riu'ht , license or permission to use or contiol , n higher or ureater rate of toll or compensation , titan It shall at the same time chaige , collect or re ceive Irom nny other person , or persons , or corporation , tor the transportation of a like quantity or freight of thu same class , beinc transported from the samu point in the saino diiectlon. over etiual distance ol the said load , or nny road which It has the rlclit , license or permission to use or control ; or , it It shall demand , charge , collect or receive Irom nny person , or per sons , or corporation , for the use and trans portation ot any railroad car. or cars , upon Us laihoad , or upon nny railroad which It has the richt , license , or permission to use or control , for any distance , the same , or a greater runout ol toll , or compensation , than Is at the same tlmo charccd , collected and re ceived Until nny other person , or persons , or corporation , for the use and transporta tion ot any rallioad car ot the same class or number , for a like purpose , being tians- poitcdinthe samu direction over n greater distance ot the samu lallroid , or ot any rail road which It has the right , license or permission to use or contiol ; or. If It shall de mand , charge , collect or ttcelve , Irom any peison , or poisons , for the use and transpor tation ot any laihoad cai. or c.ns , upon Us rallioad , or upon any railroad which Ithas the right , license , or permission to use and contiol : a higher or greater late ot toll , or compensation , than It shall nt the same time charge , collect and receive from any other person , or poisons , or coiporatlon , for the use anil transportation of any railroad car. or cars , ot the same class or number , lor alike purpose , being transported from the same point in the same diiectlon. over an equal distant of its railroad , or any rallioad which It has the light , license , or permission lo use or contiol , all such discriminating rates , charges , collections or iccelpts , whether made directly , or by means of a rebate , draw back , or other shitt or evasion , nnd nil dis crimination of every kind , In Iho matter of liiinlshiug cars or facilities for the transpot- tntlttii ol any freight over such road.or roads , shall bo deemed and taken , against such railroad corpornllon , as prlma laclo evidence of Ihe unjust discrimination , prohibited by llieprovision of the act ; and It shall not bo deemednsuniclent excuse or Justification , of such discrimination on the part of such rail road coiporatlon , that the railroad station , or point nt which It shall charge , collect or receive , the same or less rates ot toll or com pensation for the transportation of sucli trelght , or for tlio use ami transportation ot such railroad car , the greater distance than for the shorter distance , is a railway stationer or point where their exists competition with any other railroad , except in cases where the boaid of transportation have by special rule pcuntttcd such discrimination at such stationer or point. This section bliall not bo constiucd so as to exclude other evidence tending to show any unjust discrimination by any rail road company or express company doing business In this state ; piovided , however , that notliiiie hciein contained shall prevent any railroad corporation froinlssuingcoiiimu- Utlon , exclusion , or thousand mile tickets , or fiom tinusporling any freight for charit able purposes , or to or from any agricultural lair , 01 the transportation of any tents or camu equipage for use at any soldier's reun ion In this state at reduced rates. Sec. 7. Any such lallroad corporation or oxpresss company guilty ol extortion , or of making nny unjust discrimination as to freight or express rates , or rates lor the use and transportation of nny railroad , car or cms , or In icccivincr , handling or delivering IrciL'hts. shall upon conviction theieof , lor each anil every offence , forfeit and pay a fine olnot less than SI DO , nor more than 5,000 , In all cases under thu provisions of this act , cither party shall liuvo the right of trial by jury. Sec 8. The hues nnd penalties heroin provided for may bo recoveicd in an action ot debt In the name of the slate of Nebinska , and thcie may be several counts joined In the same complaint or petition as to extortion nnd unjust discrimination , nnd as to freight nnd express rates and rates lor Iho use nnd transportation ot cars and for receiving , handling or delivci Ing freights , and for any discrimination against either persons or coi- poiatlonsor localities , ns to facilities fm- nlshcd for the tiansportatlon ol freight over such load 01 loads. In cases under thnpro visions of this act n pieponderanco of the evidence shall be sufllclent to authorize a verdict and judgment ip Invor of the slate. BEJSee. V. It any btich railroad corporation or express company shall In violation of any ot thu piovislons of this net , ask , demand , chnigo or receive , oj any person or persons , or coiporatlon , liny extortionate charge or charges , for the transportation of any pas sengers , coods. merchandise or property , or for iccelving. Handling or delivering ireUhts , ot shall nmko any unjust discrimination against nny person or peisons , coruoiatlon or locality In Its charges therefor , or in nc- coimnmoilatl'iiis or facilities furnished Iho person or persons offended against , may , for each offense , recover ol such lallroad corpora tion or express company In any form of ac tion , all the damages sustained by such per son or nerbons or corpoiatlon together with costs of suit and a reasonable attorney fee to be lixed by the court where the same is heard , on appeal or otherwise and taxed as part of the costs of the case. Sec. 10. U shall be the dny ol said board of transportation to investi gate all complaints and lo ascertain whether the. provisions ot this act are violated by any railroad corporation or express company do ing business In this state , and whenever Ihe fads in any manner ascertained by said board shall , In Us judgment , warrant such prosecution , It shall be the duty of caid board to Immediately cause suits to be commenced and prosecuted against any ralltoad corpora tion or express company which may violate any of the provisions of this ad. Such suits and prosecutions may bo instituted In any county In this state , where such express com pany Is doing business , or thumgh or Into which nny line of railroad opetntcd by the detendant corporation may extend. And such board Is hereby authorized , when In their judgment thu facts of the case will war rant tne commencement ot euch action , to employ counsel to assist thn attorney general or county attorney , as the case may bo. In conducting such suit on behalf ot the state , No such suit commenced by order of said board shall be dismissed without their con sent. Sec. 11 , The board of transportation Is here by dliectcd to make for each railroad cor < pointlon doing business In lids state , as soon as practicable , a schedule of reasonable maxi mum rates of charges lor the transportation of passengeis and freights and cars on eacli of said railroads ; which said rate } shall not exceed the dUtanco rate table of the Hurling- ton & Missouri Klyor railroad In Nebraska , wiiich look effect Juno 1,1SS1 , and which was hied In the office of thu board of railroad com- mlssioners of Nebraska on July V , 1835 , . 10- ducod by decreasing the rates for the various classes of freight therein conUlned for live miles H of l per cent and for each additional ivo miles an additional U of 1 per cent until the distance of ' . ' 00 miles is reached , and for ach ten miles from said -00 miles an addi tional ' ( of 1 per cent. And said schedule , when prepared by said board , or certified copies ot the same shall In nil suits brought axnlnst said tailroid corporation , wherein Is In nny way Involved , the charges of nnv such railroad coiporatlon lor the tran.spoitntion of nny passenger or freight or cars , or any un just discrimination in relation thereto , bo deemed and taken as prlma facie evidence that the rates therein lixed are reasonable maximum rates of charges for the trantporla- tlon of passengers nnd frclithts and eais over the railroads for which said scheduler may have been lespectlvely prepared. For the purpose of aiding said board In the prepara tion t such schedules , each railroad corpoia- tion ilolnsc business In this state shall , within twenty days alter this act shall take effect , lite with said board copies of all Its tariff of rates , lares and charges relating to all classes of tratllc affected by the piovislons of thlaact , Including classlllcations , In force January 1 , 1SS7. Such copies shall be veillled by the oath of such ollicei or ofllceis of the corpora tion lillng the same as may bo designated by said bmnl. Said hoard shall fiom tlmo to time , and as often as circumstances may requite - quite , change and leviso such schedules , when any such schedules may have been adopted , chanced or revised , as aforesaid , It shall be the duty of said board to filinlsh n copy tlieicof to all the lallioads doing busi ness In this state affected thereby ; and every such rallioad corporation shall within ten days nftei receiving a copy of such schedule cause plainly printed copies of tlio same to bo ported up ami kept posted up In at least two conspicuous places In each of Its freight and passenger depots In this stale. Sec. IS. In all cases under Iho provisions of lids act the rules of evidence shall bo the same as in other eivll nctlonsexcopt as herein provided. All lines tecovered mulct thu pro visions ol this act shall bo paid Into the school fund of the county where the cause ol action acciucd. The icmedles heieby given shall be regarded as cumulative to the reme dies now given by law against railroad cor- porationo , and this net shall not bo construed as icpealing any statute giving sucli lemu- dies. Suits commenced under the provisions of this act shall have piecedi'nco over all other business except criminal business. Sec. 13. The secretaries appointed by said boatd shall not engage In any other business , but shall devote their time to the duties ol llielr ollico ; and said board and its secre taries shall by tlio most thorough mvesliga- lion and closest application infoun them selves respecting Iho general business ol railroading reading , the cost of construction of railioads , the picscnt value thereof , the cost ot operat ing them and all the minutiae of the piolits and losses of the business ; and every railroad company liicorpointed or doing business in this state , or which shall heieatter become incorpotated or do business under any general or special law of tills state , shall on or betoio the lirst day of September , In the year of our Lord , one thousand eight liuudied and oiehtv-sevcn , ami on 01 beloio the same day in each year llieieatlei , make and transmit to the hoard created by virtue of this act at their ollico In Lincoln , a full and true statement under oath ol the proper ollieer of said corporation ot Iho attain of their bald corporation , as the same existed on Iho first of the preceding July , specitjini : : 1. The amount of capital stock subset died. 2. The amount of stock paid In. S. The amount of assets and liabil ities 4. The name nnd place of lesidencc of its olllccrs. 5. The amount ot funded debt 0. Thn amount of Heating debt. 7. The estimated value of each load bed , Including Iron and hi lilacs. 8. The estimated value of rolling stock. V. The estimated \alue ot stations , buildings and lixtmes , 10. The es timated value of other property. 11. The length of single main track. 12. The length of double main tracks. 13. The length of branches , statlnc . whether they liavo sin gle or double tracks. 14. Tlio aggrecato length of sidings and other tracks not above enumerated. 15 , The number of miles run by passenger trains during the year picccd- ing the making ot the report. 10. The num ber of miles run by freight trains during the same period. 17. The number of tons of through freight carried during thcsamo time. 18. The number ot tons of local freight car ried during the same time. 10. The monthly earnings for the transportation of passen gers during the same lime. 20. Us monthly earnings for the transportation of freight durinc the same time. 21. Its monthly earn ings Irom all other souiccs during the same time. . The expenses Incurred in the i mi ning nnd management of passencer trains dining the same lime. 23. Thu amount ot expense inclined in the running and man agement of freight trains during the same time , also the expense incurred in the run ning and management of mixed trains dining the same time. 21. Expenses inclined in the iiinnln ; and management of thu road diu- ing tlio same time. 25. The amount expended for repalis ot road and mainten ance of way , including icpaiis and icnowal of bridges and renewal of Iron. 20. The amount expendfcd for Improvements' . 27. The amount expended for motive power and cars. 23. Thn amount expended lor station houses , buildings and hxtuics. 21) . All other expenditures tor management of road , main tenance of way , motive powers and cars. ! ! 0. The rate of faro for pnssengeis in lids state for each month. 31. A copy of each pub lished rate of faro for passengers and lanff of freight In force or Issued for Iho govern ment of Its agents during the same lime. 32. What express companies run on Us roads , the kind of business done by them , nnd whether they take their freight at the depots or at the olllccs of such oxpioss companies. 3.1. What freight and transportation com panies run on Hi road. 3-1. Whether biich freight and transportation companies use the cars ot the railroad or thn cars furnished by themselves. 35. Whether Iho freight or cars ot such companies are given nny preference In speed or older of transportation , and if so In what particular. If any railroad doing business in this state shall noeloctto tile with the board the schedules requited to bo tiled by section 11 of this aet , or shall nested or refuse lo makn and transmit to the said boaul , the report required by sec- lion 13 of this net lo bo made , such railroad corporation bhall for each day It so neglects or reluses to lile such schedule with , or make and transmit bitch repoit to said board of transportation , forfeit nnd pay a hue of not less than § 100 nor moie than 81,000. Section 11. Said board shall , on or before the hist .Monday of December of each jear , make n leport to the goveinor of Its doings for the preceding fiscal year endlnc Juno 30 , containing such lads , statements nnd explanations ns will disclose the actual working of the system of railroad transportation In this state and its relation to the general business of the citi zens of the state and such suggestions and iccommendutions In respect thereto as may lo ihein seem appropriate. Said report shall also contain as lo every railroad corpo ration doing business In this state : 1. The amount of capital stock. 2. The amount ot preferred slock , it nny , nnd the conditions of its preferment. 3. The amount of stock paid in , 4. The amount of Its floating debl. 5. The amount of Its tmuled debt nnd the rate of In terest. G. The cost and present cash value of Its load and equipment. Including permanent way , buildings , round houses , machines and tepalr shops , rolling stock , all real estate used exclusively In operating the road and nil fixtures und conveniences for transactlne Us business. 7. The esll- uintcd value of all other propeily owned by such corporation with a scheduloof the same , not Including lands cranted in aid of its con st ! uction. 8. The length of single main track. 0. The length of double main track. 10. The number of acres originally granted In aid of construction of Its load by tlio United Stales or this state. 11. The number of acres of such land remaining unsold. 12. Its monthly gross earnings for transportation of local passengers Jor the same time. 13. Its monthly cross earnings for transporta tion of freight originating In or consigned to Nebraska Jor Iho same time. 14. ll monthly gross earnings from all oilier sources In the state. 10. Amount of expense Incurred In running nnd manage ment ot freight trains during the same tlmo : also the amount of expense In running and management of mixed tiains during the same tlmo. 17. All other expense Incurred - curred In Iho running of Iho road during the same time , 18. The amount ex pended for motive power , car , station house and lixtures. 10. Such other statis tics of the road nnd of Us transpoitatlon busi ness for the year as may , In the Judgment of tne commissioners , bo necessary and proper for the Information of the legislature , or as may be requited by the governor. Such re- r.ort shall exhibit end rfer to the condition of sucti corporation ou. the nrst day ot July In each year , and the details ot Its transpor- tatlou business transacted during tlio vear ending Juno 30. Said board shall cause 1,000 conies of ald report to bn printed nnd put up In pamphlet form for the nso of stale officers and members of the leglslattiic. Sec. 15. Said board ot transportation shall have power In the discharge of Its duties to ex amine the books , papers , documents nnd tar- llf schedules of nny Mich rallioad corporation and to examine under oath any otllcer , direc tor , agent employe of such corporation ; ills empowered lo Issue subpomns , compel ihe attendance of witnesses and the production of any book , paper or any document , nnd to enforce obedience to any such subpiena. thn same ns the courts ot law ot this date ; nnd nny member of s.ald board and any of said board and any of said secretaries may admin ister oaths and animations In any mailer be fore said boaid , and any poison who shall willfully obstruct said boatd or any member or nmplojo thereof In the performance of User or his duty , or who shall refuse to give nny Information within his possession that may be required by said board or a member or em ploy o thereof , In the dischareo of its or his duty , shall he doomed guilty of misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall tot felt and pay a line not exceeding 51,000. Tlio costs ot subpa-nas. fees ot witnesses and e\pon o of Investigation shall in the llrst instance bo paid by thu stale. Sec. 10. Itsliallbetinlawfulforanycommon carrier subject to the provision ; of this aet , to enter into any contract , agreement , com pact or combination w Ith any other common earlier or cartlcis for the ( tontine of nny freluht of dlfierent and compctlnc common cnuleis 01 to divide between them the nggic- gate compensation for any shipment 01 the net piocet-ds of the cainlnzs ot such common carriers or any portion thereof ; and In nny case of nn agreement for the pooling of freight , each day of the continuance of such pool shall bo deemed nnd taken as a separate olfenso. Any ralltoad corporation violating the provisions ol this section shall for each ollenso pay a penally of not less than 55100 nor more than 51,000. See 17. It shall bo Iho duty of the attorney general or any county attorney or the ptopcr county , nt the request of said board , to Insli- tute and prosecute any and all suits and pro ceedings for the violation of any of thoptovl- slousot this act or any law of the state con cerning railroads , railroad corporations or express companies. Sec. IS. Any ollieer , aient or employe of any I ralhond corporation or express company doing business In this state , who shall violate any of the provisions of lids acl , or who shall knowingly or inten tionally , counsel , nld or advise , the violation , either directly or by shift 01 evasion , nny ot the provisions ot this actor of any law for the government of tallroads or expiess com panies in this state , shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor , and upon conviction thotcof shall lor each and every ofhmse , tie lined not less than S100 nor mule than Sl,000 ; and may In Iho discrellon ot Iho court bo Imprisoned In Iho jail of Iho county not exceeding ninety days. Sec. 10. Copies of any lindlncs. orders , schedule or proceeding duly certified to by the cleikot said board , shall ho tcculved In evidence the same as the original. Sec. 20. Upon the occurrence of any accl- denl upon any railroad which shall icstilt In bodily harm or loss ol lite either lo passen ger , employe , or other person , the coipor- allen operating the road upon which the ac cident occutred , shall give Immediate notice thereof to the railroad commissioners , whose duly it shall ho to Investigate the same and give Immediate notice to the governor of the extent of the Injury 01 loss of life , and whether the same was the result of misman agement or nedcctoC the coipornlion Ihat operated the line on which the iujuiy or loss of lite occurred. Sec. 21. In Iho construction of this act the word "railroad" shall be construed to Include all railroads and railways opeialed by steam , and whether operated by the corporalions owning them or other corporations or other wise. The phrase "railroad eorporallons nnd lailroad companies" .shall bo construed to mean the coiporatlonl r company or Individ ual that maintains oroperaies a railroad ope rated by steam power. Sec. 23. A majority ot said board shall con- slllulo a quorum for the transaction ot busi ness. Sec. 2. ? . Nothing In this act shall bo con strued to stop or hinder persons or corpor ations from bringing atul against anv rail road orexptess company for the violation of any of the laws of this stale for Ihe govern ment ot railroads or oxpiess companies. Sec. 21. To carry out the provisions of this net without undue burden to tlioslalo ofllcers who compose tlio bonid of transportation , their secretaries are hereby empowered in all mailers of examinations or investigations , to pertorm the duties prescribed for the boaid : Provided , That rendering judgments or the lixlne or changing ot rates shall only be done by the board. Sec.2r . That an act entitled "An act to provide a board of railroad commissioners , define their duties and provide lor their sala ries , " approved March 5 , 16S5 , nnu also an net entitled "An act to lix a maximum stand ard of freight charges on rnihoiils and to pievent unjust discriminations therein or seciet rates , rebates or draw backs therolor , " apmovcd February 28,18S1 , be , and Iho same aio hereby repealed. Sec. 20. Whereas , an emergency oxisls , therefore , this act shall take effect and bo in toico from the luno of Its passage and ap proval. ( irnin Klevntor Destroyed , An.U'AHon , Neb. , Feb. 13. [ Special Tele- ernnrlo the Unu.j This morning about 2 o'clock , the elevator of E. Augusli , located near the U. & M. railroad track , took hrc , and before anything could bo done it was totally destroyed. There were nbout 103 bushels of oats nnd about 409 bushels of wheat In the bins nt the tlmo of the nro and It will prove n total lo s. as well as the build ing and machinery. The building ami ma chinery were valued at about § 2,000. The In surance Is about 82,700. This will again stir tip the people for lire protection as this Is the lldid lire since .May last , and when a liio Is once slatted it destroys everything as not oven enough buckets can be found to form n bucket brigade. Knocked Out in Two Hound * . CIIAIIUOX , Neb , , Feb. 13 , [ Speehl Tele gram to the Uui.J : At Douglas , \Vyo. , Sat urday evening , at a ptizo light between John Jtedmond and Hubert Peters , Itedinonil knocked Peters out In two lounds , They fought with soft gloves , for S50 and gate money to winner. Redmond is said to bo the best man In Wyoming. Thcio was a largo attendance. Clmdron'ri Conl Find , CHAnnoy , Neb. , Feb. 13.-Special [ Tele gram to the UEE. | Further developments In the Chadron coal lind show still better Indi cations. Work was suspended last night nt 12 o'clock , and will bo resumed early tomorrow row morning , when still further develop ments are expected. When the drill stopped the pump was bringing up small pieces of bituminous coal of a hue quality , AVork of Teuipernnco Woman. CLKABWATKH , NcU , Feb. 13. [ Special to the Hin.J : Mrs. Woodard , state treasurer of the Woman's Christian Temperance union , delivered a lecture at this place to A largo audience , aud organized a local society , with Mis. bite Kilbourn as president , Weed Interviewed. NEW YOHK , Feb. } 3 , [ Special Telegram to the IJEE.-lIon. | Smith M. Weed , who has just returned from Washington , where he has been visiting Iho president , said to a repottcr regarding the rumor that heWeed ( ) , was to have Manning's place In the cabinet : "I can assure you , since you nsk me , that I will not succeed ilr. Manning ; that lean with certainty say that I have not the slightest Information whom the president in tends to select. " "Do you think the presi dent will be a candidate again in IbSSV" "No , 1 do not think ho will. 1 believe ho will adhere to Ids letler ot acceptance and refuse to be a candidate for a second term. I am of the opinion that he will write a letter to that effect to give the public a clear understatidlug-on Iho gub jcct. \ \ hen ho will vvtlte this letler I have no idea , but i think if ho docs lint all It Will bo In ample time to have no misunderstanding about his candidacy. If I > e declines to be a candlaale , then I think New Votk's choice will fall upon Governor 11111. " POWERFUL LOBBIES AT WORK Rings Formed to Secn.ro the Money Appro priated Tor Coast Defenses , A WARNING NOTE SOUNDED. 1'rcsldcnt Sorely Perplexed In the Make-Up of the Intet-Stato Commerce Commission Niitiotml News' ' . Conit Defotisei All-Ahsorblnir. WASHINGTON.Fob. 13.-Special [ Telegram lo Ihe ill.t.j : More Is said hero to-night about coast defenses , rebuilding the navy nnd general picparallons for war than any thing else. There Is'n feeling Ihat congiess tinting the next ten days , will make largo nppropiiatlous for these purposes. It has been discovered that , antlclpalint : these ap- proprlnllons , rings have been otganled lo work oil on Ihe government various patents for guns , etc. , nnd the local picss to-day wains congiess against them. It Is said n powerful and corrupt lobby is bringing all Us inlluence to bear upon Iho committee on nppiopilntlons tosllllo moasutes which "do not tavor Ihemr that there Is a movement on foot , vvllli poweitul support in the house , to Ignore every lecommendallon of Ihe execu tive depaitmcnt ot Ihe government relalivo lo this matter , and to pass n bill devised nnd developed mainly with Iho object of benefit ing Iwo or Ihreo alleged "Invenllons" and a few Iron establishments. The bills which have passed the senate represent the declared policy of Iho government to fortify our coasls and domesticate. In tills country thomanutac- lure of Ihe best heavy ordnance which can bo made. They lepioscnt jearsof caretul study and experiment and of talthf til efforts to servo public Intetcsts by honest and able experts whom the government employs to deal with otdnance questions. In the do- \olopnient of their plans they have been compelled bv common sense and the exper ience of Iho whole woild to abandon the Idea of making guns ot iron and to Insist that they shall bo made of stjiel. They have also been compelled by their sense of duly to re- jecl Iho schemes of all quacks and cin/.y heads who have set up as gnu invenlots. Thesomeii.no matter how dishonest or un worthy , are cncouiaced to continue their cflorts to rob the government when they lind their complaints well lecelvcd at the capital and even lind Inlluentlal members wllllui : to undertake to legislate in their behalf. The cnn thieves anil lion Intel est-t working in cniilunetlon with politicians who are dls- sallsned with tne administration of tlio war department aio now engaged In an effort to biibstltutn a small halt way measure in which piiv.xtu interests shall have fust place and public intoiests are almost ignoicd. They would If they could take it out ot tin ! conliol of the president himself , but thev do not see their way clear to ac complish thaf. They want to set up some kind of a nondesciipt boaid which will proceed hand-to-mouth and give all ceed on a - - policy the "cranks" and "trawK1 a uood pull at the treasury. They want to go on In the Bamu feeble wav we have been going on since Iho war , appropilaliiiff a liltlo money every year and avoiding any largo and geneious ex penditure adequate to the country's needs. They wanl to substitute their own interests for those of the people , and to live like princes wnllo going on with their bogus ex periments. TIIK ritnsnir.NT i iurrixRn. It Is not known positively Ihat the presi dent has selected ono of the five intci-stato commerce commissioners , although it Is be lieved he knows them all. The relusal ot ex- Senator Thnrmaii , of Ohio , to accept ono of the positions was a .setback in the selection ot the board. It is authoritatively announced that the nominations will bo made be.foio the adjournment ot congiess. If the piesl- dcntshall adhcie to this dctciinitiation his action will bar out Colonel Moirlson , of Illi nois , Senator Van Wjck anil other gentle men now sei vine In Iho Forty-ninth con gress. It Is probable that several if not all the members of the commission would have been selected last week buc for the unusual qimntily ol woik the president has crowded in upon him. The picsldcnt Is de sirous Ihat two of the commls- Moneis shall ho practical laihoad men. that two ! | iall bo first clash business men , and the littii shall be a lawyer of ability. To lind thicc democrats and two lepublicans In dlt- lerent parts ol the country who will meet Iho requirements of the place Is no easy matter. He is ol course deluged with suggestions and applications for n commissioneisbip , but the class of men who apply are hardly desirable timber of which to constiuct Iho board. Since the repoit gained cuuenev that Sena tor Cullom would have the naming of 0110 of thn commissioners , that gentleman , like the president , has been badgcied to death by peo- nlo who icgaid the salniy ot 7,500 a lair equivalent lor their services. The senator says he lias no intention ot recommending anybody lor the place , lie has not been asked to do so and would not it ho weie. Kepicsentative lic.tgnu , ot Texas , has , however - over , lecommcniled ex-Uovernoi lieland , of the Lone Stai state , and ho will probably bo appointed. CIiHARINUH KI3COUD. Omaha Thirteenth on the list With H8 I'nr Cent Increase , BOSTON , Fcb 13. [ Special Telegram to the llKK. ] The following lable , compiled from reports rccehed from the manageisof lead- ring hoiisesof the United Stales , gives the gross exchanges at each point lor the week ending Febiuary 12 , 1W , ns compared with those of the coircspomlmn week in Ibbi ) , ns follows : An Italian Stubs n Companion. CHICAGO. Feb. 13. During a quarrel over cards this afternoon In a Clark Etreot saloon Daniel Florlo , lately from Genoa , slashed Kelico Itajinoiuli across Ihe hands with a razor. An Instant later Itaymondi's com panion , Francesco Trimarlc , plunged a Bill- leto into ihe heart of Florlo. He sank to the floor dead while the other two hastily made their escape. The trio had been caroublng together faluco early TI113 CO.NSl'lHAOY CASfcH. UinictiUIco Which Dillon an a O'Krlcti Ilnvo to Contend Aitnlnst. IfopurlgM 188T by Jame * ( InnlanlomclM IH'iu.i.v , 1'cb. 13. INow York lleiald Cable Special lo Iho UKI.J : The consplraoy trials In which Messrs. Dillon and U'Urlcn are the defendants begin to-mortow. Mr. Samuel Walker , I ) . C. , who was the Irish at torney general under Gladstone , defends. In conversation with him 1 learned that In stead of the usual number of eighty Jurymen summoned on a panel there mo on this occa sion 2'0 and the venue Is laid In Dublin county , U having been removed from Dublin clly. The accused have only seven challen ges , while the government , by making juiors stand aside , liavo a substantial pick of the nancl. i understand that on Tuesday next It Is the intention of I.abouchere lo move the adjournment of the house ot com mons and originate n debate on the trial , smullni : for Dillon to come over and partici pate in such motion as allows of a general de bate. It Is contempt ot court for the press to comment on the pending lilal , but pailla- mcnt issiipieme. The noses counted show cnouirh I'ainellltcs and Oladstoneitcs to sup port Iho motion so as to bring on a debate about the trial , Iho object ol which Is lo got thu people to know the haish siirionndings of this state trial , ns liaish , con- sideling the eia , as were those about tlio trial of Loid William Uussell , In the time of James the Second. For Instance , no record Is kept of whom among the jurors are dlteeted by the crown lo stand aside , and the accused are not al lowed lo lake a copy of the panel or to know the names , occupations and uHldcnces of the Jurors who are summoned. The lltsl Iho de fence knows thereof Is when the jurors are called. The prosecution , however , of coutse , have eaily and free access lo Ihcso panels. A Mooting Sii | > nrcHgc < l. [ Copyrtulit 1SS7 bi/Jilmct Oanlnn Hcnnttt , ] Diniux , Fob. 13. | New York Herald Cable Special to the 15in. : I A proclamation was posted In Louchrca yesteiday morning suppiesslng the meeting In which Michael Davlttand William O'Urlenhnd promised to patliclpalolo-day. The grounds of prohibit ing aio : "That the meeting la a menace to the sheriff ot ( Jalway in the execution ot certain writs lodged with him. and il permit ted to be held would bo unlawful , as calcu lated seriously to Interfere with the sheriff In Iho execution of his duly , and lead to violence lence and opposition beltis offeied to the sheiitl In executing the same. " The coming week will be found very interesting in Irish a ( lulls. LATIU : 1 have just seen a telegtam from Lougluea staling Ihat Iho pioclalmed mcel- ing has been held. II seems Ihat Ibis morn ing Michael Dnvllt , being a guest of IMshop IJiiL'gan , was being served with a copy of the proclamation by two policemen , when Ia- vllt refused lo take it. Tlio people , accord ing to advice , piocecded to Ihe looms of Iho Nallonal league. The calcway had been strongly bairlcadcd by the uolico lest an attempt should bo madu to enter the yard , bill Iho people lilcd through a private house. Over 200 policemen , under command of live sub-Inspectors , paraded the streets ana car- dons of police vvcio drawn ncioss the roads leading to Iho town. Mr. Dnvltt addressed the meeting at crcat length. Mr. O'ltrlon was about elaht miles out. The police then followed O'Brien , but after proceeding some distance found the road had been blocked , huge slouch having been thrown down. Mr. O'ISiien on reaching Ijoughrea addiesseda fresh meeting of nationalists. Doubtless prosecutions will now begin against Davitt for his free speech. Everything , however , was peaceable. TURUIHIjU INSTITUTION. Tlio People of Newfoundland Suffer- liij } For tlio Necessaries ofijifc. ST. JOHNS , N. F. , Fcb. 13-SpecIal | Tele gram to the UKK.J Many business houses here mo In financial difficulty and a commer cial ciisls is inevitable. News from the noi them part of tlio Island represents thintra In a deploiable condition. The goveinmeiit has already sent 1,000 hanel.s of Hour to keep the people from slaiving , bul Hie supply Is altogether inadequate. The most northeily parts ate now fio/en in and It Is Impossible to send supplies theio in time lo save tlio people. It was a most pltiltil sight lo wit ness Iho scenes al many places nt w hich the coasting steamer Out low stopped on hct last trip north. Scoies ot people who had noth ing but codfish and hardtack , and but very little of that , to subsist on for months diasgcd themselves ncioss twenty to lilty miles of banen rocks and wild wnstcs to wheie the steamer called. They came In hopes of getting small supplies of flour , mo lasses and poik to keep body and soul to gether during the next tluee months. Dul the steamer had no supplies for thorn , and they started to return to their miserable hovels to suller all the pangs of hungei nnu exhaustion , added to the rlirors ot n New- toundlnnd winter , and then to die , ns thev must inevitably bolero lollef can reach them" . Meanwhile. , the government has spent such largo sums In imtchaslng supplies nnd con- sti tiding tlio Placcntin railway to furnish labor und save the people ot that district from btaivlng that Hut tieasurv Is depleted. Added to this thn lact that Newfoundland fish is a glut on every maikct , owing to inability to compete with that ol iheh bounty-fed Fionch rivals , and It Is tiuly said that tnu Island pie- tents to the uoild the most mournful spec tacle , and its people aio thu most miserable ol all English colonists , compared with whom the people ol lieland aio piospeious. ODD KKMjtnvs ixciTii : > . The Texas Oranil Troasiiror Accused ol' Dol'.iloiitlons. AUSTIN' , Tex. , Feb. 13. fSpeclal Telegram to the linn. I There Is quite n sensation hero to-day among the members of the grand lodge of Odd Fellows which has been in hcs- Mon during the week. It Is alleged that Thomas M. Joseph , a prominent lawyer ot ( Jalveston , and for ton yeais tioasurei of the giand lodge ot Odd Fellows of Texas , Is short In his accounts In a sum ranging nil thu way from 812,000 to 530,000 , Suspicion was nrst Induced nearly a year ago by a draft drawn on Joseph being returned unpaid , Subse. quently other dnifti drawn on him , and which should have been promptly honored , weiu returned unpaid , and thu irrand master demanded an explanation , which wasnutsat- istactotilv given , and ho laid thu matter before thu lodge at this session , Joseph was piesent to be reinstalled as treasurer fur the ensuing year , he having been it-elected nt the last an nual meeting , but on the rcpiesentntlons. It seems , made by the grand master , the lodge , before proceeding to install him. demanded n new and better bond , and that he produce the cash and United States bonds In the lodge tieaiorv amounting to about 330,000. Ho left Tuesday for the ostensible puipose of complying with the demands , but thus lar has ialled to retuin , and prominent ullicei.s ot the grand ledge here express the opinion that ho Is .short lor a laico hum If not lor thu entire 530,000. They aUo have giavo doubts about the solvency of tiib bond civen u lear ago. A. SJXW'H I 'atul Wink. ST. Louis , Feo. 13 , A saw In n portable saw mill on the farm of h. D. Wright , a wealthy farmer living eicht miles from Cali fornia , Mo. , llevv to pieces yesterday , ono part of It cutting open Wright's breast , exposing hie heart and killing him Instantly , nnd an other piece carrying away part of tlio head of Mlsalliompson , a yuuiu lady who had gone to the mill to call the men to Uluuer. S.hu died In two hour * . WAS IT MURDER OR SUICIDE ? David Todd , a Prominent Mcrchnnt of Dei Moiucs , Found Dead iu His Bed , A VERY MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR/ The Coroner's Jury Ijiigaccil In TnU < liiK Kvlilcnco In the Oa n Grout Incitement ltcvnillit In thu City. A Dei .Moltics Mjstrry. Dr.s MOINKS , In. . Feb. 13. | Special Tele gram to the ISiiK.--There ] Is great excitement In town over the mysterious minder or sill' cltte early this morning of Air. David T , Todd , a leading wholesale merchant of Ihla city. He loft homo last night about 7 o'clock , telling his wife llml ho was irolng to the stoto to meet a gcntli-mnn with whom ho hail an appointment. As he did nol return dur ing the evening his wile became Manned , ns liuwnsnot accustomed to being out Into. Midnight came , and no tiaccs ol the absent husband. At 1 o'clock Mrs. Todd could bear thu suspense no longer , and calling her nephew , who slept In the hutisc , ho arose and tiled to telephone-to the stoic , but lie could get no tespouse. ( Jolng back to his room ho loused lib cousin , Mr. Todd's son , and together they slatted out to lind Iho missing man. ( iolng down Sixth slicetery slowly they hnlt expected to llml his body sandbagged along the load , but no tinco of him appealed. They i cached the store on Walnut street about U o'clock and louud It dark and still. Ilaidly thinking ho could botheielhey tned the door aud found It locked , but with another key they opened llandwenlln. Llghtinc a gas Jel they llrs dlscovetcd Mr. Todd's overcoat In n chair ) near Iho door of his ofllcc. Proceeding \ towatds the icai ot Iho store another match was lit and one of the bovs discovered his hat lying on the tloor masiied In at the ton. Tnoroimhlv trlghtcncd und learinic some ixvvlul tr.iuedv thu bovs hastily went back , lockini : the door behind them , and piocecded to police headqtiaiters foi helu. A police- manietuined with them , and entciin ; the stoie again after a hasty glance mound the loom ho walked to the leftlgeiator room , In which o > sters are kept cool , and opened the door. Sticlchcd out on the tloor. with his l.iLudownwaid and Ids hands raised over his head , lay Mr. Todd. A sttlp ot white llantiel cloth was bound tightly over the lower n.ut tit his face and tied behind his head. Kemoving lids II disclosed a smaller cloth ol co.usu towelling , thoioughly satti- i.itcd with cliloidlorm and pressed over his mouth aud noitids. A few feet away from the retilgeiatoi loom were Ihe contents ot Mr. Todu'M pockets lying on the tloor. There were a lew coins , a pocket knife , a lead pencil ami a small piece ot tobacco wrapped in a paper. On a rough counter near bj lay his watch , with n pottloii of the chain banning to it , and Ihelaigcrpor- tlon 1 > ing detached by Its side. The third part ot the chain , including the fastening , was attached to the vest of the dead man in the usual place. The chain had been violently lently toin apart and with the scatletcd con tents ot his pockets looked as if a struggle had taken place. To add to the mystery ono lubber 01 oveishoo was found on the floor near the other ai tides aud the other was on his loot. At liisl Iho theory of suicide was advanced , but attet wauls It be came \cry atipaient that foul numler had been committed. All dav the tragedy lias been tlio theme of dlt , < cussion and excitement has run high. Tim coroner impanncled n jury at 2 o'clock this afternoon and the work of taking testimony Is still going on at' ) p. m. , with the mystery still ensliiouded. Dr. Todd was In the wholesale - - sale fruit commission business and cnitird on an extensive jobbing ti.ule. Ho was n man of bonjiuit , jovial disposition , of cheer- lul toinnciainent and happy rela- lions. ills business was piospcr- ous nnd ho had nothing to disturb his happiness , so ilmt all motive tor suicide is utleily wantlnc. The general opinion seems to he that ho was murdered and car- lied into the iclrigeintoi loom nnd let t there. Nocidlcl In Ihe liiqucsl will be leached lot a day 01 two piobably , ns the mystery seems nt present impenetrable. Til 13 IVKCK IN WALJj bl'IMSKT. A Substantial Improvement Noted on tlio Stock KxeliiiMiro. Nr.w YOKIC , Feb. 13. | Special Telegram to the lii,1 ) : : There was a substantial improve ment In the slock exchange during thu week all classes of scctiiitles having shown mora btiength than for n long time past , Tha handsome i espouse of London on Monday to the sharp rise heio Satuiday , following the signing of the inler-st.itij commerce act by Piesldcut Cleveland , gave a utrong Im petus to thn upward movement , which was nftctwatd accoleiated by the continued , peaceful view of the situation on European bouiscs , several attempts lo settle the lobo * strikes on this side , negotiations bttbccn thq Paclhc Mall nnd Panama companies , thu olltclal piolong.Ulon of the Nickel Plato re- otganl/atlon plan , the passa o of Iho Oregon. Navigation line bill by both branches it thu Oregon loglslatmo , the ciroiU inndo lo adjust Iho differences between Iho holdcts of scrip nnd the Kansas & Texas company and the favorable tinl ( ! < j returns reimited by a laigu nuinbci ot toads , Oulsldu of Iho Invornblo inllucnccs heiq cnnmerntcd , a very potent factor conduclvti to n higher rani'o of values was the return In the active support ol the maiKet of n niiinbu of old bull lendcis who sold out their slocku befoin and dining the December bicak In pi ices , and who theicalier tookcompnralivoly little Interest In speculation. The formation ot pools literally followed tlio advent of thcsu leaders nnd St. Paul , Noithwestern. .leisuy Central , I/ickawnnna , Pnclilc Mall , Heading , and Krlu were Inoiuht piomlnently to thu front Operations in tlioso Miarcs did much to encourage thu bull feeling , which spread ns the week wore aloiu and tended- to widen the area of speculation , Tin iipw.ud eoiuse of pilces biillered very llttlii check until ncnt thi < close , when It be- cnnin appaitml thai considerable realisation had taken phuunnd that U was pait of the plan ot eurient manipulation to lei the mar ket oil HO an to Invltii those to cumu In who had previously tallied thiough lack ot talth In thu genuine bull movement. The leaderu who am working for an advance proless ta boln for a long campaign , but of eomsu events In the future will him-ly determine their action In that rcg.ird. Hear * , both hctu and In Lond'in , coveu'd up heavily and of- fercdbut llttl reslsteiico to thu ilslng ten * dency until speculation began to halt , when they hammered thn list nnd put out fresh short lines on the Idea ( hut pi lees lind advanced too rapidly and ought lo react mom. They arn now genciall ) looking to nn expoit nt gold to help them out , being encouraged by tlio hrmncbs of exchange nnd tlm close piox- Imlty of ruling rates to shlppliu pnlnts. London alternate ! ) boujit and sold , but after dealings cail > In thu week the Influence of the foreign mo > ementgradually diereased. Thendutnu ) In piices Moio any material icnction ensued ranged fiom 1 to ri'.f points und pretty much everjiniiiK participated in the Improvement. The movements In inlhond bonds went moio Impoilaiit than during tlio previous week , but the interest centeied vir ) largely In the Issues of roada which lire already In pie icss of icorginl/n- lion or hid laii to he nt an earlj date. Gov ernments wete strong and n fraction higher. I'oielgn exchange ruled Hun. and rates throughout ( ho week weio well malntn/ued. Commercial bills weio in light supply , and thu demand foi Imuoiterb was Millielent to absorb thc > -o. One lot of 3(0,000 ( gold wont forward , but It WHS a special tuinsaetiou , nnd being so understood , had no poiccpliblu. elftct on valueu. The monetary sltiiutlou wnseasy. Nilri-.sku ! and Iowa Wcailtor. KOI Nebraska and Jowa ; Lu U rains qr BUOW , lower tcnijieiature. .