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SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. tflUDAY MORNING. JFEBIIUAKY 18. 18S7. NUMBEK 245.
IL CORRUPT COMBINE.
Rttilrogncs , Jobbers nntl Robbers in League
to Defeat Honest Legislation ,
REPETITION OF PAST SHAMES.
The Legislature in the Toils of the Monopoly
PLOTS AND COUNTER PLOTS.
f ggressivo Porces Brought to Bear Upon
the Weak-Kneed and Vonal.
HOW THE CHARTER WAS KNIFED.
The nouso Refers the Bill to the Judiciary
Committee for Dissection.
STERLING'S REGULATION PLAN
( V MonnpnllRtlo Victory In tlio Senate
by the Iilciitcnnnt Governor De
ciding In Tliolr Tn > or on
a 1 lo Vote.
A Disgraceful Situation.
LINCOI.N , Neb. , Feb. 17. [ Special Tele-
pram to the Hii.J : : The action of this mil-
lend ridden legislature In both houses will ,
1 trust , vindicate moot the charge so loudly
made by the reputed organs of the corporate
monopolies thnt I had mndo n corrupt nnd
Holllsh dcnl with the railway managers to
clron legislation which would afford rcllof
to the pcoplo for the sake of carrying through
the Omaha thaiter hill. The positive stand
ivhleh Senators Llntnger nnd 'JVsclinck have
taken In the senate within the past ( wo da > s
in support of railway regulation bills which
nrc bitterly opposed by the lobby of the i.itl
roads affords prool that they were-
not traded otf by mo as had been repeatedly
asserted by the tinpilnclplcd nowsptper lies-
elans. On the nthei hand , the desperate dash
made by tallroad strlkcis , under the im
mediate command of the manacers , to get
control of the dinner by sldetrac king U Into
the judiciary committee , exposes tlio knavery
nnd hypocrisy of the H-UIK who have been
shouting , "sellout ! " Thuistoii and Charley
Oiccn engineered this brlirnndngo on the
( loot of the house , while Mr. Fitch , of the
Northwoitcin , was In the cloak room.
Jieint ; nt Omaha during the day , 1 have
only been able slnco my ictiirn to-night to
gather fragmentary reports of the plot and
the means and methods used to catry It Into
rlfeet. I am icllably Inlormcd that an of
fensive and defensive alliances has been
foimed within the last forty-eight hours bo-
twcen the railroads and the parties interested
In all the bU and little jobs and steals that
tire now pending In both houses. To this dan
gerous combination havobcon annexed those
\vlio aio anxious to get thiough bills locating
public Institutions. It Is asserted to-night In
the hotel lobby Hint both houses are now
within the tolls of the railroad nnacondn.
which Is tluhtunlni ; Its embrace nnd will re
peat this session vviiat It has clone during the
past ton jears : Pull thiough enoimous jobs
nnd extiavagant appropriations , nnd kill elf
decent legislation In the public Intciest. If
mi ] thing , this legislature Is destined to re
ceive moid cuises nnd co down , If
such a thing could be , with
Bicatcr disrepute than nny of its
piedccc3soi3. There ate ninny brnve , honest
nnd true men nmoni ; them , and their strug
gle for thu right deserves the hluhcst com
mendation. Hut they ate powerless to stem
the tide ol corruption and icslst the aggress
ive forces biouht to bear upon the weak-
kneed and venal. It Is an unequal stiugglo
which could only bo averted by blinking the
villains who are doing the cilmlnal work to
answer bofoio thob.it of the two houses of
Incidentally , let mo add that the railroad
Bhjhtcrsclvo asaieason for switching tlio
Omaha charter into the judiciary con in ttco
that they feared that the compromise amend
ments airrced upon last week by the Douulas
delegation would bo repudiated at my In
stance , nnd the bill pass ns It came from
tlio sonnto with ralhoad taxation in It.
This Is about on n pm with the canard
published In an Omilin pipet that
the tle-upmado between Van Wjck , myself
mid Charles Francis Adams had been
sacredly maintained by all parties1 to the con
tract. Thurston's cnndldacy for United
States senator oudit to have exploded that
Btoiy , and ids course with icgnrd to the char
ter ceitalnly don not leave standing loom
for the follows w ho have hounded mo dur
ing the past two weeks for an alleged sell-
nut. 'I ho Until Is , however , thattheiovvas no
[ Imposition to violate any agreement made by
the Domrlns delegation with the
: Iti/ens' committee , and nobody know
that fact bettoi than the rallioad malingers.
Ihey had Invented this story , ns they have
Ihe numbeiless fnbiientloiis , for the puiposc
nt Kcttlni : members of the Icglslntuio who
me not conversant with thu tncts Into voting
with them nnd placing the chutor vvheio
hey can USD itnsn club ovei the heads ot
tlm Douglas delegntloii. K. Uosiv\Aiin. : \ :
Neb. , Feb. 17. Ibpcclnl Tele-
Biam to the Hii ; : , ] Uv a vote of 10 to10 , the
house of loprosclttatlvcs depnited from pro-
redout this inclining and icfeiied thu Omaha
charter bill to thu committed on judiciary. It
was done by disgraceful lobbvlng on the Moor
of the house by Chailoy Green and George
Crawford , lloth went through thu aisles
uigig ! | members on whom they have the
Blneh , that they should stippoit a motion to
bo made by .Mr. 1'cteis to refer senate tile No.
El to the commiitcu on judiciary. When thu
bill was rear n second time Mr. Peteis sprang
to his feet , nnd almost ulmultancoiisly .Mi ,
Whltmoro tosu , but thochalt iccognued Mr.
Wllsoy , who moved thnt the bill bo referred
to the judiciary committee. .Mr. Smvth
moved an amendment that the bill go
to the committee on cities and
towns , llo said : " .Mr. speaker , I must
express my utter surpih-ont thin , nlthough It
wns vvhlspliered last evening that It would
bo attempted. I was therefore nwnio thnt n
movement of tlib kind was on foot. Wo
Irtiv o seen n most dlsciaceful spectacle this
morning , \\ohavoi-eeu \ \ tallroaJ attoinuys
on the llodr of this house. Wo havu seen n
lobbyist , ono whose name Is indicative of thu
low cat qualities of manhood , passing up nut
down thuso aisles , whipping In mem
bers to vote for this outrageous
motion , If this bill U rcfened to tlio com
niltteo on judiciary , undue and unholy Influ
ences will bo used to defeat it. Why should
this bill be referred to thu commltteo on ju
diciary when we have just icleiied tlm lin
coin charter bill to the uimmlilcc
on cities and towns ? Why not this bill ?
Hehlnd this motion Is a puipjyj to kill thu
Omaha charter billl.
Air. Tingle of llrown county , who told mo
a few weeks ago that ho had been watchlm ,
tlio other members get a slice of thu pie
and that ho was satisfied honest leirlsla
tlon was n failure , made an nttack
on the charter bill on ihd ground that it was
unconstitutional , nnd Insisted that It sliouh
ho referred to the judlclnry commltteo w heru
there \\ote invvvurs who could icmedj this.
Mr. llorstsala that the ob ect of referring
' this cluiuer bill to the commltteo on judiciary
rt.is plain. It wns a scheme , a very ovlden
U'hemo. If thu members were to bo hoodwinked -
' winked aud fooled , It was Mint ) that the house
liould Li ilUyf the vampires wUo openly
, , . , , * .
f ( * gf- A-ii - iMiJJihl Itlllil L1'V.h
nd shamelessly go about In the aisles and
tick the life blood from cveiy honest law.
\Vhltmoio said : "Iheie Is no doubt
ns to tlio oblect ot this ruse. Such n
notion ns wns made by the gentleman
rom Hoono Is without n ptcccdcnt In the
annals of chicanery , 'llio charter bill was
Iravvn by ono of the best nt-
orneys In the stite , the cltv
attorney of Omnhn. An attorney of state
nnd national renown , .ludge .Savage , 1ms
clvcn Itns Ills lentil opinion an opinion well
vv 01 th liavlnu' , because It was prompted by
care for the Interest ho has in Omaha that
ho luovlslous of the charter nre
nil constitutional. This motion Is un-
ralr to the bill , unfair to the
coplo ot Omaha. It is n move to kill the
Mr. Raymond ot Lancaster countv rose to
lefend tlie commltteo on cities nnd towns
tiom tlio Insults which was covertly thrust
vt thorn , llo said it is a direct Insult to that
commltteo to t-ike. the bill away fiom It
and transfer It to the judiciary. The com
mittee on cities and towns Is composed of
icpiescntatlvo men and lavvjeis who nro
pinlllicd to discuss nnd decide upon thu pin-
visions of this charter and who would be
clad to call In tlio mombeis of the ludlctary
commltteo should their legal ndvlco be
needed , When 1 eo members of the judl
clnry committee lobbj Ing to get tlio bill Into
their hands i nm sure theio Is something
tottcii In Denmark.
Mr. Fox of Dawson county , whom Green
had been whispering to just bcfoie , mndo n
specious argument in Invor of refeirlng the
Mi. Tiucov hoped the house would not bo
irullty of discourtesy In taking tills bill away
irom the coinmltteeon cities nnd tow ns.
Mr. llclmrod said tl.o Dotmlns county dele
gation weron unit In favor of having the bill
releued to ho moper committee cities and
towns and askecf only common courtesy
fiom the house.
Mr. Fullci.the Gnee county egotist , avowed
that he had been stuilj ini ; tlio charter bill.
He was only part way thioiiL'h it. It was
evident to him thnt thu bill Hliould bo
amended by n lawjer. The Judlclnry com
mittee was composed of lawyers.
Mr. .leaiy I am on the side of fair play.
The delegation from Douglas county ate
unanimous in desiring thnt this bill bo re-
tuned to tlm cities and towns commltteo. It
Is no mote than right It should go there.
Mr. Voung As ono of the members ot the
Douglas county delegation 1 hope this bill
will KO to no other commltteo except thnt of
cities and towns. The nigumcnts m.ido
concerning this- bill going to tlio commltteo
on judiciary ( MII bo mule concerning ncaily
eveiyblll. The onlv object In referring it to
the judlclnry committee Is to kill it.
Mr. Knvmond It thu hoiibo undertook to
take a bill propu ly belonging to tlio commltco
of which the gentleman from Gage ( Fuller )
is chaliman. he would be so enraged th it the
house would not hold him. This move is an
Insult to the committee on cities nnd towns.
Mr. Anclies The motion was not made In
good faith. 1 protest acainst diverting the
bill liom Its usual channel.
Mr. Fuller again expatiated upon the sieat
question ot constitutionality he imagined to
be connected with the bill.
Mi. Smyth asked him , "Why did j on then
vote just nowtoiefet thu Lincoln cliaitei bill
to committee on cities and towns. "
Mi. Fulloi The Omaha charter gives more
( towers than the Lincoln charter docs.
Mi. Smvth Hnvo > oti ever reaJ the Lin
coln charter bill ?
Mi. Fuller Hushed , stammered nnd the
house lauched nt his chagrin. Ho could not
answer "jes" titithlully , and ho did
not dare say "no. " His confusion
was , howevei , so mlpably n negative answei
that Mr. Amlies said : "In view ot th.it
then how do vou date to make the asseitlon
\ou have in.tilu ? "
Mr. Tingle again attacked the bill and as
serted that It should be releued to
n committee of lavvjer" .
During his temaiks Mi. Andres excitedly
advanced and pointing hi * hind alTinglu
exclaimed : "Wo supnott that chatter lot the
enemies It has made. " ,
Mr. Casper called tor the jcas and najs ,
the motion being lost by a vote of 14 to 17.
Follow ins is the vote In detail :
Yeas iJoncsteol , Drown , ISuinham , Campbell -
boll , COIIKCI , lleattwell , Kent , Linn , Majors ,
McNauiar , Mooie , Sheivln , bnell , Vando-
Nays Calkin's , Casper , Durns , Fuller ,
Illgglns ol Cass , Hlcglns ot ColfaxKeekloy ,
Ltnlnuer , Melkleiohn , Hobblns. Schmlnke ,
blincK , Sterling , T/schnpk , Wilght.
A recess was then taken until o'clock.
The members of the senate who sincerely
want effective legislation agalnstiailway dis
crimination nnct oxtoitlon , compflied the
oio-ltlon | | ) to show Its hund todaupon con-
sulcrition ol senate file -11 , which li.is been recommitted -
committed tliieo times vshen up for p issaso.
It Is perhaps pretty well known that this bill
piovido > for the. uncondltloinl repeal of the
rallioad commission , aud that the railway
wing ot the senito does not want the pres
ent commission abolished. The lallway
lobby was on hand In full toice in the senate
to day.homu of the railway attoinevs sitting
by the wenker senntois holding n club over
tholi heads and dictating theh votes. Imme
diately nftei adjournment to-day noon 1
henrd .Mr. Casjicrdecl.no that the Insolence
ot these hliolings was becoming unbeatable.
The > know bettet than to tackle him , hut he
sees their hnndlwoik nil mound him. lie
.slid : "When 1 see these paid attorneys
ban. Ing over the members aud hrlnglni ;
picssiiro uion ) them , 1 feel like taklnc a club
nnd cleaning out the whole outfit. They nro
all veij nice gentlemen to meet here , and it
1 desired , I suppose I could go with them mid
see the bear dance , ns I uudtrstind some ot
my friends do. lint who pajs their expenses
hero to pry upon and besinlteh tlio .senators ?
The people are made by the railways to pay
for the luxury. These hliellngs will Millie
upon anil Hatter j on now , hut after tjin ses
sion they w 111 damn j on to j our lace. These
are the m'iii who bay to the outiagcd shlppci ,
'Now , shut youi month , d n jou , 01 wo
will ruin your business. ' lean name many
n man whoso business has been thus ruined ,
nnd otliors whose piotcsts hnvo been smoth-
eied through thieals by tlieso cappcis of
ullei ruin ot theli private business.
It was not strange nt all that the lieutenant
governor would decide the tie standing vote
In fas 01 ot recommitting thu bill to repeal
the commission , but a latal mistake was
made In thu friends of the moasino not call
ing for the jots mid najs. It Mr. Selimliilco
had not received word that the t.iilroads
would build n bridge at Nebiaskn City ho
probably would have voted , but Mime ono has
Induced him lo believe that It the amend
ment ot Mi. Sterling passes the hrhUo would
not be built. Ho ceiialnlj should not let
such transparent piomKcIniliienco Ids
action at n decisive moment.
Mr. Mooie showed himself to be boinewhat
thin-skinned on thu subject ot laiiway legis
lation , and the statements of Mr. Ca.spei
seemed to gall him perceptibly , prohn'ily ho-
c.uiMithuv vvoie logical and iinansweiable.
Mr. Moore , how over , made a good showing
liom n railroad point of view.
To daj'sscilmmago showed conclusively
that the rallionds have got their iimuls on
the throit of the senate , and that no leulsla
tlon against them will bo permitted. Mon
day morning will bo only n leiietillon of
today , with probibly the inllroad nang re
cruited. hmontcon senators agreed to stand
nyMr. Sterling's amendment , but two of
them weakened when the light was on.
Mr. Moon * moved that the Fonato go Into
committee of thu whole , seconded by Mr.
Conger , which was lost by a vote ot 1to 15.
Mr. Meiklejohn said that there seemed to
be borne misunderstanding of the amend
ment made by the gentleman from Fillmoic ,
to amend senate lilc.11. . It was not perhaps
know n to the senate that n committee ) of thu
house and a committee ol thu senate had a
joint nu'eUntr , and the result wusthls amend
ment , but the committee did not acreo to bo
bound by It. The amendment wns compiled
Irom the bill intiodu-ed by the speaker In
thu senate and ono by Mr , Ageo In tlio house ,
nnd nmendments by tlio gentleman from
I'lllmoie Ho s\\v plainly from the move
ments that took place In the senate relative
to tlio repeal of the commission that If these
movements were repeate I It would bo impos
sible to get a bill ot any kind through thu
senate In time to bo passed by the house , as
there only remain nine dins. Ho told the
joint committee that while Uieie were objec
tions In Ids mind to house toll I'.O ' irotten un
by them ho would not lit Ids personal feel.
inch bias any legislation which Is equitable.
With that idea no consumed to the bill as
compiled , piovldecl It should bo effective.
The lommltteo In thu house bad ruportcc
favoiably upon the bill last night and u
movement U on foot to make it a spec I a
Mi. lliown sild Im was a member of the
commltteo but knew nothing ol the. bill. 'Ho
had been absent ,
Mr. Mdklujohu said the sub commute was
appointed with n llkccommlttoo of the house
to consider those two liilU and agree on a
substitute. The gentlemin from Clay vv.is
chairmin of the eommlttee. The sneaker did
not know how It could bo reported back to tlm
senate unless It came through that commit
tee. This sub-committee compiled the bill ,
Inking the fcatmos of the housa roll and sen
nto file. The bill wns reported by order of
thnt commltteo under tlm title of house roll
Mr. Hcnrtwell explained the progress of
the bill through the joint or sub-committees.
Mr. Mblklejohn hid carefully compnred
this bill with tlm two bills from which it was
compiled , nnd noted the amendments nddod
by the gentleman from Flllmore , which ho
fully explained to thosennte.shovvlng wherein
It dltiered Irom nnd Improved upon his
bill (151) ( ) , nnd also thnt It confoimed with llio
constitution of the state nnd the demand of
Ihe people for just and equitable r.illwav leg
islation. Ho concluded as follows : "I am
convinced , as I was convinced two weeks
niro , thnt unless bill 41 came un the onlv ob
ject In postponing It vv.is n movement to
leave It till the close of the session. An effort
is now made bvtho gentleman fiom Flllmoio
( ogive tills bill precedcnco on the file for
consideration. If thnt is not done 1 ventuid
to say thnt , so fm as tills body Is concerned ,
unless wo can reach honso roll No. 1 theio
can bo no further action which will icsultin
nny effective legislation on this subject. I do
not want to take one single step that will bo
dcti Imental to thu ralhoads , but I bellcv e that
the talliouls of the state ought not to object
to aitthing thai wo would considei that
would bo cuultahlo between them and the
people. If that bo true , I can see no objec
tion to this going In as an amendment. 11 It
Is not done , wo have but ono more thing to
do , nnd that Is to piss house toll No. 1.
The laiiway commission has not met
with favor by the peonlo of the
state. The law was pissed In such a
condition that the commission hail no
newer to make It ellectlve. The commission
has done some iood ; , but Itt powers nro too
limited. Let us say right heionnd now , nro
we going to do anything or nothing. Wo
should not filibuster on this question. lam
ready to settle It ono way ot the other. 1
shall favor no move vvhatevei whereby con
sideration w 111 bo stopped. Now 1 sincerely
hope the senate w III consider the amendment
ot this bill. If theio Is anything objection
able let us cut It out , pass the bill and send It
to the house. "
Calls for the question brought Mr , Moore to
Ids feet. Ho made n lout ; detensoof the
iidlwajs. quoting the llgincs of the railroad
commission ns the basis of lilsicmatKs. Ho
objected to the amendment being sprung
upon the senate without having been loid on
tlieo sopnato days. The fact that a few
cases ol extoitlon had been shown was no
c utso for the ehnr go that tlio latltoads wcio
robbing the people. Theio was sonic dllto-
enco between cllsctlmlnatlon and robbery.
The attempt to foist tins amendment upon
the senate was a greater oflenso atralnst the
tiba 'o ot the sennte than his side of the
question hid cvei been sulltyof. Ho advo
cated moid time in the ( onsiderntlon ot the
question. He did not know what bill lt > 2
contained , neither did halt the senators. He
hoped the sennto would not do an Injustice
to the tniltoads by passing n bill without In
vestigation. The cases ot extortion cited
were principally upon business to points
without the state which this legislature could
Mr. Cooper followed 'with a most
scathing denunciation ot ho tail loads.
Ho completely annihilated the H ures
quoted by Mi. Mooie , nnd stated thnt the
lailroact commissioners had admitted to him
that the hcuics wete Inconcct , nnd that It
was impossible to tet correct ligmes from the
railroads. > lc showed tlio average cost of
budding ralhoids In Nebraskn to bo less
than 811,000 per mile , nnd rcpioduecd his
.statement printed in the ltir. : n tew dn.vs
since , show tni' thu railroads' hguios of actual
cost ot bulldintr , the gieatest disciep.inoy
bcin ' sMD.OJO per mild bv the Missouu Pa
cific and Sbi.OOO pet mile bv the Union I'a-
cllic. He held thnt the 15. A ; M. and Union
I'acihc railwavs hail been donated lands
whlcli aveiagcd ovei 311,000 per mile , show
ing that thu pcoplo had chen them thoentlte
cost ol coiistiuclion. The cost of all repairs
made each successive year was put In the
statements of the iallwas as permanent In
vestment. Ho backed his statements with
conclusive piool. Their eaininirs on actual
investment weio shown to bo In some cases
eiK'lit times the amount given to the commis
sion. llhicmaiks had a depicsslmr ellect
upon the opposition , as he sent tlieli argu
ments home so forcibly that they dare not at
tempt to tofuto his nsseitlous.
Thu question was again called for nnd the
amendment of Mi. Stetllng lead the second
Mr. Majors took up the same stiain of Mr.
Moore that ho was asked to vote on n bill
that ho knew nothniL' about. Tlio state con
stitution mid rules of the senate siH > cllied tlio
manner in which n bill should come before
the leclslutuio and bo passed upon , The pro
posed action would lunoie thou autboiltles
entirely. Ho moved that the bill bo reterred
to the committee of the whole.
Mr. KohbliiH protested against the delay
such a motion would cause. Delay wns the
solo purpose of the rnllronds. It vvns just
what they wanted. In one Instance the ) say ,
"Don't lepcnl this commission law , because
It will leave the people w ithotit railway legls-
latlo , " and when other legislation is at
tempted they seek to delay It until the close
ot the session.
Mr. behmlnico snld ho vvns ready to vote
for tlio abolition of the railway commission ,
but he would like to haul this mnttci post
poned until to-morrow morning at lu o'clock.
Ho would not vote for the amendment on
linnl passage II mi opportunity weio not nf-
folded him to read the bill. Ho would vote
with the friends of the amendment to-day
undei that condition.
Mi. Majors' motion wns then voted upon ,
resulting in n tlo which the lieutenant-coy-
einoi piomptly decided , releirlng thu bill
with the nmo.idmunt back to tlio commltteo
ot the whole.
Attorn little routlno business had been
transacted. Mr. Steillns moved that his
amendment and senate Tiletl be oidticd
printed and thnt Its consideiatlon bo undo
the special older lor Monday meaning at 10
o'clock , which wns carried , and the sennto
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 17. fbpcclnl 'lele
gram to the HKK.J The senate met at 10:15 : ,
1'iesldcnt Melklojohn in tlio cliali. Mr.
StcrJingsald : "i presume that the unfinished
business will bo taken up , the reading ot the
The Chair "Tho secretary will read. "
Alter ono section had been lead. Mi. Snelt
said : " 1 rise ton point of order. It Is th.it
the nidci of business Ims been laid down In
the manual nnd 1 Insist on tnu icgtilnr otdcr ,
It would bo necessary to piocecd outside the
lejriihir ordei as laid down In the manual to
suspend tlio ink'- , . This H ono ol the stand
ing iides of the senate which envois the man-
noi ot proccccllni : and all business ol thu sen-
ale. Wo cannot proceed In n dif
ferent manner without suspending
the inles. 1 know what the lieutenant
governor said on this point , but that was
onlj the tiding of the cliaii on that dav and
thmowas no objection made , but wliuru nil
objection Is made , it would bo necessiiiy to
suspend thu rule which we have adopted. "
Tlio Chair The chair would rule that the
point of older Is not well taken. The pre
cedent set b > the chilr Is that business will
bo taken up where It was lelt oil I'pon ad
journment wo weie upon the adoption ot the
report , The seerotmy will i loceed ,
Upon thu bill boiug u-ad , Mr , Sterling snUl :
"Mi. 1'iesldeiit , It Is not necossarv to lenow
my motion tor tlio adoption of this amend
ment ns mndo last night. "
The Chair That motion Is before the
Mr. Sterling The amendment which
I ollered covers all tlio cround
that vv.is desiied by the trlcnds of
the commissioner system. It creates such a
board and defines their duty , lequiies them
to make and publish schedules of Kites tor
freight and passenger trnllle , which the railroads -
roads nio compelled to bo go\eined by and
violation will subject' the corporations to
heavy penalties , 'llio bill provides ajalnst
unjust discilmlnntloii ami extoillon , nnd
seeks to prohibit pool inc. It gives power to
the coinmUsionua to hear complaints , pass
upon them , entei up their mini. and entoico
their rullusr by proper action In the courts. H
makes It the duty of the attornoj general and
county attorneys to prosecute allcacs aris
ing under Its provisions for each viola
tion on the part pt corporations" I'lte
speaker reviewed the situation at
length , holding that .the people demanded
legislation that would aflord relief , and thnt
tlm viovbloiisof the bill wew In accord with
the Mate constitution with reference to the
fixing of tnixlmtim rntca and the enactment
of laws ( o prevent discrimination by rail-
Mr. Hobblns spoke npon the necessity for
such a law ns proposed. If the mcmbcis who
had expressed a deslro lor railroad legisla
tion were sincere they could now redeem
their pledges. Ho greatly favored the pro
visions of Mr. Sterling's amendment , nnd
hoped It would prevail.
Mr. Snell Interposed the samn objection as
elvon In my dlspitcn la < t nlcht. nnd moved
that senate llio 41 be recommitted to commlt
tee of the whole. ,
The vote on adopting Jamjth's amendment
ieas-Amlrcs , Ilullard , Ucnlloy , lllck.
Cameron , Cannon ( who had been nppioachcil
by Chnrloj Grcon toil minutes before , nnd
told him to go nway from him ) , Cole , Craig ,
Dempster , Dlller , Klsloy , Kills Kvvlng , Gnm-
bin , Ollmorc , Harrison , llnydpii , Helmrod ,
llorst Je.iry , Koiper , Kenney , Lord , Matthle-
son , McConaiigliuy , Mlnnlx. Ovciton , Kay-
moml , Ulef , Michel , bchvvah , blmins ,
Slmnnok , Smvlh , Tracy , 'I tuner , Tvson ,
Underbill , Watson , Whltmoro , Wilson ,
Wolcnwebor , Yut/y , Voung , Hnrlnn.
Nnys Ahrnhamson , Agee , Alkcn , Alex
ander , Andrews , IJ.ibcoek , Ballov , Halrd ,
" jwman , HrovvnCaldwellCopo. Crnne , Foil-
n , Fox , Frant7 , Fuehs , Fuller , ( Jntford , Gar-
.uy , King , Lnttn , Llesveld , Marshall.McCann ,
McGrevv. McKcnna. Newton , Newcomer ,
Nlchol , Norrls , I'embcrton , 1'cters , Itandall.
Hussell , Slater ( who mndo a hvpocrltlc.il ex
planation on the ground th it the commltteo
on cities and towns are overworked ) . Sulli
van , Sweet , Thornton. Tingle. Tiuesdell ,
Veach , Wnrdlavv , WitlioraldVhlte \ , Wll-
holmscnllsoy , Wiight.
The motion to retcr to the judlclaiy com
mitted was then adopted.
Hills were passed ns follows :
( ilvlnc school trustees added poweis to es
tablish district high schools.
'I o punish pocket-picking.
To mnko counties or townships llnblo for
damage to property ot injuries to peisous
fiom defective bridges and highways.
The linal consideration ot bills was re
sumed ns soon as the house reconvened In
the nlternoon. The following were pissed :
To pay K/in Leonnrd Smith Sl7lJb.J
which vvns obtained by the stite from thu
estate of Leonard H. Smith , of FortCalhoun ,
Washington county , who died Intestate.
K/rn Leonnid Smttii has established Ids re
lationship to the deceased Smith.
Allowing any sub contrictoi or person to
tile iccordot work or matciial fuinlshcdon
any building sixty days tlmiaftcr. such sub-
continctoror pc-tson to hnvo a lien on the
piopoi ty of the conti actor docs not pay.
The senate bill limiting railroad pisscnger
fare to : ! cents pel mlle and pciinit-OJ pounds
of bag.-ngo wns passed nnd now iroestotho
governoi lor liissignature. ; Mi. Dentley be
came choleric and when his name was called
said : "Tho other dny wo spent the whole
forenoon discussing the question , of that ad
ditional titty pounds of ba.-uraco (150 ( pounds
beliic now can led ) aud decided against mak
ing the baggage nny heavier. Now , Lccause
this hill comes In from the senate , wo vote
on it like n lot of sheep. I nm .sick ot s.uch
Inconsistency. The people of this state nro
not calling for n reduction In passenger
mtes. 'Ihoso who ttavel can afford to pay
their fare. What the people want is cheaper
ficlght intos. That is the business wo ought
to net to. i vote no. "
To prov Ido toi the reglstiatlon of judg
ments ncalnst counties.
To provide lor the erection of a building for
tlio mi Ivorslty ot Nebraska , lor the practlcil
and .scientific instruction ot the industiinl
classes and tor iusti notion In the mechanic
arts , and to appropriate money foi that inu-
pose and to nuthorl/e the bonid of i Clients to
erect the building. It anpropilntes S5J.OOO.
To amend the law providing lei the issuance -
anco of school cllstilu bonds.
Topievent the acquiring of title to lands
in the state of Nebraska , or the descent
thcrcot to non-iesldont nlldiis ; to piovido for
the estate escheating tothostnte , and for paj-
nidnt to tlio heirs of an ogultnblo sum for it.
( The ncc.itlvo votes wer i > y Krant7-Havden ,
Huimrod. Miller , Ovcitou. Watson , White
and Wolenwcbcr. "I'hoy do .not Uullcvo the
bill coiistltutlonal. )
Itelatimr to tliu ptnchise , lease and sale of
i.illroids in certain case * . ( It is for the ben
efit of the Hock Island rallioad , placing It on
the same basis as other railroads In the state. )
orilKIt HUSINUSs' .
Tlio bill piovidlng for wanning railroad
coaches by steam , hot water ot hot air was
icpoitcct with n recommendation tor passage.
Thu bill to establish a stito boaid ot he nth
was indefinitely postponed , asweionlso the
follow lug bills : To define the eligibility of
county judges In counties ot 10.0TO inhabit
ants ; amending the lien law to resulnto tlio
foes of county olliccrs , establishing "maxi
mum rntes ; " to provide foi separate
taxation ol the inoitgagot and mortgagee's
inteion In real estate ; to amend the usuiy
law ; to provide toi loading money lylngidlo
In the tiensuiles of the seveial counties ;
amending the tax law ; to compel assessois
10 swear loan Iron-clad oith ; the sonitoblll
lelntlng to cities and towns under 5,000 in
The favorable report of the committee of
the \vholo upon the bill establishing two
normal schools was adopted and next Tues
day designated as the time when the location
w ill be settled upon.
Tlio teport ot tlio committee on public lands
nnd biiildliiL-H was submitted. It was lead
nnd ordeied piinted.
The house then went Into committee of the
whole , Mr. Smyth in tlio chali , upon thu bills
providing foi appiopilntlons for charllablo
institutions. Tlio first bill was lor election
nnd lurnlslilngn main building nt the Ne
braska institution for tlio blind , at an cx-
penso of id'i.OOO. A motion was made that
tlio commltteo should iccomiiiend the bill
tor passauo. This was headed elf byn motion
by Mr. Whltmoiu thnt the commltteo should
arise , llo alleged as his leason that the re-
Doi t of the committeu on public lands and
building' ) should lint bo printed. 'I ho mo
tion cnrrled , .V ) in the afllrmntlve.
The hou < o ncnln went Into committee. Mr.
Symth In thn chair , nnd took up the genetnl
lilo. The first enactment vvns tlie loint icso-
lutlon proposing an amendment to thu con
stitution , muking the legislative taim sixty
davs and the pay of members r > per day. It
was lecommemled tor pnssaco.
Tonmend Pfctlon 0)i ) ( of tlio code of civil
piocedme , to the effect of cntorclng the
rcquliument ot a tianscilpt by tjio suinemo
com t , and repealing the lequliement ot an
abstract. The hill was iccommonclud for
pas < ; a re ,
The committee rose nnd the house nd-
nt Aiil > nro.
Arnrnv , Neb. , Feb. 17 , [ Special to the
HIT. ] llurglars entered the saloon kept by
H. Brainwell last nUhtnnd becured nbout 2'
In small chnitgo , They then visited the
S'doon kept by ( \ Itliode , nnd made elf witli
about SJ in cash. No liquor wns taken at
olthcr nlaco. Tlioy next visited C , H.
Will.ud's haidware stoioiuul becuied n lot
of notes nnd other valuable papers , some
pocket Knives , nnd otner Hiuall aith'les , but
no money. They also broke Into the post-
olllco and a drnu- store at bouth Auburn. The
only clue to the burglars ) b a tur cap left nt
onu ot llio saloons , and a brace and bit lett nt
the hardware stoiu.
HASTINGS , Neb , FeD , 17. Uurger llros.1
hardware store was the scene of n sulcldo
shortly nttcrt 10 o'clock this niornlnc. A
stranger named Albert Fosburger walked
into the store anil , puichnslna a revolver
loaded it and Immediately blow out Ids
hialns betoiu Ids purpose was dlscovend.
Fosdtirgcr is n Get man nnd formerly resided
nt Chaltswoith , 111. , where he has a binthci
living. A teleirram was sent to the lattoi an-
notinclng'thObUlcIde , Nocuuso foi thu lash
act ts.knovvn ,
Tillering TranipH Arrcntod.
Wwioni : , Neb. , Feb. 17. JSpecial to the
Ui.r.J William llacklcr , city marshal , arrested -
rested twotiamps list night for breaking into
thoicsiilencoot Mr. Jloort' , residing north-
eist of hcio , and stealing money , a watch ,
icvolvei , and other articles. Tuey aio con-
dent that thu riuht parties are unoited , al
though nothing but tlio money was found
npon them. TTicIi tilal will come elf to
Faith Did : \nt llrnl.
Ui.i-i : Si-nixc.p , Neb. , Feb. 17. ( Special to
the Hir.J : To-day the two-year-old child of
J , O. Wilson , \vhlch has been under tint faith
euro treatment of Mrs. Ste\unson , of Heatrlce ,
died. Th s Is Ihe second death within n wetk
oi iratlcntt ) nuclei this ladj's tie.itment , Mrs.
William KcbtfiUiavlng-ulsO died , nnd being
burled last Sunday.
THE MANNING -SUCCESSION ,
Oantlidato3 for the Oabinot Vncancy Multi
plying Eapidly ,
NEW YORK ENTERS THE CONTEST
A Strong Effort to llo Mndo to I'nss
the DcpciKlcnt Pension lllll Over
the PrpBldcnt's Veto Na-
I'ollttcnl .TuRclcrs nt Work.
WASIIIXOTO.Y , Feb. 17. [ Special Telegram
lo the llin : . I i\iiort jtigtrlersat thdwlillo
liousoand In Now Vork seem to have hold of
the becretnrishlp ot the treasury. It Is
stated on good authority to-day thntlJajnid
would go into llio tienstirynnd United States
Minister George It. I'undlelon , of Ohio ,
would bo made secretary of stato. To-night
it Is announced thnt such piessitro Is being
brought fiom Now York tor n county de
mocracy man that the picsldent has con
cluded to select n successor to Mnnnlng liom
thnt faction ot his party. Kx-Mayor Grace
was nt the \\lilto house this morning nnd ii
Is understood thnt the btiiden ot his business
wns upon this matter , partlculmly with icfer-
cncc to Its posssible Iniliienco upon the tem
per of the New York delegation nt the next
nominatlnc convention. It Is nndeistood
that the county democtacy have a man whom
they would like to boisecrctmy of the liens-
my , and UiatGinco piesentcd his name. The
picbldcnt may deem it advisable for pollt-
Icil icasons to appoint an active poll-
tlclnn , or ho. may decldo thnt to accept
the choice of onu faction In New York would
only mnko him enemies In the others , and this
may bo a further Inducement for the appoint
ment of Mr. Falrchlld , whoso selection would
not cxclto jealousies. It Is said that besides
the piessuro comintr fiom New Yoik there
arc western membms who think a lepresen-
tatlvoof the county demociacy should suc
ceed Mr. Manning. A rumoi has been run
ning around town for twenty-tour hours to
the effect thnt Mannini : iroes out of the tie.is-
nrv for tlio purpose of taking charge of
CIov eland's campaign , nnd thnt the adminls-
tiatlon is to further relax- Its pretended civil
servfco icform principles so as to cover as far
as possible the piound occupied by Governor
Hill , of Now York , who Is now fairly In the
Held as an opponent of Cleveland fet the
nomination next j ear.
VAX WC1C SCOItr.S A I'OINT.
Senator Van Wyck mndo a very. strong
speech this nfternoon in opposition to the
covernmentnssuming nny responsibility In
connection with the Fads' Tehuantepec ship
canal scheme. Ho showed how the g/ivein-
ment hns been fleeced by the I'aclfic lall-
Kpads and gave Jav Gould some slaps which
brought forth toiinds of apolausc. Senator
Dawes , of Massichusctts , who suppoited the
measure , was thankful for an oppoitunity to
leave the senate chambei aftera tow minutes'
engagement witli tlio Nobiaska senator ,
whose nigumout proved to be iinansweiable.
l'i : > sio.NS roil MIIIIIASKANS AND 1OWAN" .
Pensions were issued for Xebiaskans to
day ns follows : William A. McLean , insane ,
Lincoln ; John Rowland , Hanksvillo ; Wil
liam T. Leonnrd , Ellsworth , Jncob Andrtib ,
I'onstons were Issued for lovvnns to dny ns
follows : Jnno ,
Ashlon ; Isaac Cotton , deceased , La 1'oito
City : Sampson D. Sarvei , Uussoy ; William
Donlon , Scranton City ; Ilenry A. Itobbins ,
Fort Dodgo. Increase of pensions : Thomas
Gray , I'l.iiiie City ; James M. Alvoy , Wllson-
vitlo ; ( Jeorgo D. Adams , Dinkcvllle ; Wil
liam F. Myers , Fontaucllo ; Kllsha H. Skin-
nei.HIimlnghnm ; Gooigo McNeelor.HusscIl ;
Martin L. Ware , Ceiitervillo ; William Do
Wolf , Pembroke ; Daniel Killlon , Conkllng ,
reissue ; Ftcdeiick C. Loebei. Foil Dodge ;
Thomas J. O'Blcnis. Keokuk ; Thomas
Diown , Diakovlllo ; Itobeit Kappcl , Hep
burn ; Denjamln T. Dawson , Algom.
A pension was to-day granted to Senator
Ceiro Goido Williams , ot Kentucky. Wil
liams vvns a soldier in the Mexican war and
this vvns the ffrst pension granted under the
Mexlcnn pension law enacted but n few davs
ago. It vvns taken up and allowed within
11IK PIIKSIDKNT AND HIS VI'.TO.
Proshlent Cleveland is vciy lunch exer
cised over the piobahlllty ot the dcjtend-
ent patents pension bill being passed by
eoncress ovei his veto. It Is ? ald ho has
sent tot n number of democratic sena
tors and repicscntatives and impressed upon
them the necessity of his veto being sustained
and that his work is having veiv peiccptlhle
etlect. This morning's Post ( adminlstiation
ornan ) has the following edltoilal In double
leads , under the caption "Sustain the \ cto , "
which Is said to have been lusplicd
nt the whlto house : "Tho house
hns made np Its mind to fight
the president's veto of the pniipcr
pension bill , and the sennto will , of course ,
follow suit. In acting on the bill a second
time party considerations should entirely dis
appear , lor It would seem as If the weltaro of
the countiy weio n sutllelont test ot the
merits of such. The bill should bo killed for
this very icason. It oilers a premium for
ln/lnes . It offers a temptation lor pcrluiy
and hand. It fixes a penalty on self-denial
and sell-respect. It passed it would extin
guish our surplus. If passed it would In-
cicasoour pension list to fem times thesl/u
ot the Mainline army ot Gient Biltain. If
passed It would pievent a reduction ot the
war tail If and Internal lovenno from spirits
nnd tobncco. It Is the device ot domu.'ogucs :
foi the icllel of shirks. Demociats of the
house mid scuata oiuht to present an un
broken liont in support of thu veto , ana in-
publicans likewise. ' '
nr.A'in mxoflTJii : 111:1. : i. .
A rcmniknblo coincidence happened yes
terday moinlng at the death ot Miss A.
W. Dully , a daughter of Capt dn O. D.
Dully , the patent attorney. Miss Duflv
had laid In n dj Ing condition lor soveial
days , belli : : Miiroundcd by the meinlieis of
her immedlato family. Slid was conscious to
the last nnd talked calmly with those about
hci until n moment or twobeforo the end.
The watcher had scaicely mndo tlio an
nouncement that she was dead when a bei-
vnntfiom below enteied thu room In ansuei
to the summons ot the call bell. No one had
i mm nnd thcpcculhultyof the circumstance
vvns In the Inct that all of the six belli placed
in tlio dining-room nnd communicating with
the illlteiont rooms of the house had rung
violently at tliu Instant when the death tool ;
place , and tlio hells , with ono exception , had
not rung since Mi. Dully moved to Ids pies-
out home , the w ues connecting them being
bioken , 'Ilia a ITali cicntcd n lecllng of awe
over the household as no explalnntlon ol the
ni ) stety has been made ,
jiu.irAitv MATH its.
First Lieutenant Kdvvmd A. Catlln. Second
artillery , has been detailed ns mllltaiy pro-
lessor at Norwich nnivoibity. nthfiold , Yt.
Captain M. C. Wjcth , nssf-tnnt surgeon , is
lelleved trom dutj nt Foil Wnine , Mich. , and
ordered to duty at Fort Uaiancas , I'lcnldn
The leave of Mnjor William h. Fromalne ,
suigeon , Ims been extended loin months for
Majors' . S Sumner. Klchth cavalry ; Cap-
tiin II. W Wessels , jr. , Thlid cavalry ; ( 'np-
talu JohnQ Adams , First cavnhv ; and Hrst
Lieutenant William N Saint , hlxth cavalry ,
lecorder , have b. en apjioinied n boaid to
meet at Jelleixin Itni racks , Mo. , to consider
nnd topoit npjn the subject of hoise-shoolng
Intliunimy. , , ,
Spcnkei Cnrllslo to-lny nnmed hcott of
Pennsvjvanla , I.nnlmm of Texas , mid lei-
ton ort'alifoinia , conferees on the pait of
the hoii e on the trido dollar bill. 'I ho son
nto conlerees are Morrlll ot Vermont , Beck
of Kentucky nnd Jones of Nevada , 'llio
point at Issue Is whether the ledemutlon ot
the u add dollar shall eome out ot the iegul.tr
monthlj purchase of & 2oooOOJ , worth ot bull
ion. It is practically agreed that tlio senate
conlenes will recommend the hciiato to io-
cede trnm Its position ot demanding that the
redemption bo deducted trom thu bullion pur
chase nnd that the. repoit will piovldu tli.it
tnu'odollaiH ' bhall bo coined into standard
dollns. ' 1 his will do aw a > with this obsph to
colnforo\er. . . , . ,
The piesldent has nominated Charles. M.
Mercer , oflowa.-suivevor ot customs for tlm
port of UuilliiBton und Owen McLaii hliu ,
of lown , surveyor of customs for the-port ot
KuclidMaitlnniidC. Parker , ot OmMia ,
are in the city.
James A. Cooley , of Nebraska , arrived
H.'Windsor and wlto , of DCS Molncs , nro
registered nt the Kbbltt.
Joseph Hri ant , of Schnylcr , Xcb. , arrived
heio this evening.
COMl'I.KTI.NO I'UIII.IO IIUlI.DIXnS.
Actini ; becretary Knlrchlld has rccom-
mended congress to niipioprlnto Srt.OOO for
oompietlufr the public bullclliiK nt Nebraska
City nnd ss ooo for the public building at
A Dei "Molnps CniiHtiiltlo nml
Oi-t Into Trouble Ocr n Cnrlond.
Dr.s MOINHS In. , Keb. 17.- ( Special Tclo-
cram to the UIK.J : This inoinlnKa caiload
of beer nrrl\ecl from St. I.onls o\er the Wabash -
bash lor Hurlbut , Hess t Co. , shipped by the
Anhcuscr-lUisch llottllni ; company. Con
stable Pierce henid of It nnd examining the
county nichhes cllsco\ered that Hurlbut ,
Hess it Co. had no permit , ( jetting liU
pai > crs , he seized the car and employed n
drnymnn to hnul Its contents to a storehouse.
Mr. Hurlbut hcaid ol thu set/tiro at noon and
hunting up ex-Just Ice MeMarlin becan pro
ceedings to leplevln the beer. Ho said thnt
Plcrco had no r ht to sel/o it , ns the bill of
ladlnci showed that thecailoadwas consigned
to U. 11. Waul individually , althouch the casus
and banels wcie maikcd 11. 11. X Co. In the
meantime Pierce hauled the Ccrman Untago
awav , leaxlng tlm owucis to do what they
nilclit. Attoiiiej McMartln becured a writ
of leplevln nuclei the Impression that Plerco
had no variant when ho snl/ed the beer.
Armed with the wilt McMartln proceeded to
where the beet was being stoiedand tlndlin ;
ono of MeNutfsdriumon unlcmdliiL' so\eral
cases , of beer ordered him to icload on the
autlioiity of the \\iit and instuictlng him to
retuin the beer to the cm regardless. The
diherobejcdaud stalled. Jin had leached
the alley between Pouitli and Fifth streets ,
on Court A\ciiue , when Plerco rushed up ,
and , bonidliii ; tlio u.igon , ouleied the driver
to return. Acting mulct his Instructions the
dihcr lefused point black , but Pieiee , whoso
blood was up , pulled out his rcnohei and
shoxlui ; the mii//e ! uudet the nose of the as
tonished dia > iiinn loiioatou hlsoiders. This
time It wns obeyed , and followed by a
howling mob the beer was i etui ned , unloAilod
and Const hies Potts nnd Logan sho\edlt
into tlio collars and placed it under lock and
kny despite the thieats and protestations of
A Allshnuri Vulloy Firm Fniln.
Missofiu \ 'Ai.i.rla. . , 1'eb. 17. [ Spcclnl
Telegram to the Hii.J : The doors of S. Alt-
shuler it Co. , clealei In gents' furnishing
goods , of this place , w etc closed to-day by
the sherilf under a w rlt ot attachment. This
\\as a gcnctal surprise to c\ciione , as the
Him was supposed to hn\o been ono among
the best in standing of the place. The lia
bilities aie claimed to bo SM.OOO and assets
520,000. Attachments lm\o nlready been go
ton out to the nmount of nbout S10.0CO and it
Is thought f nither developments will greatly
iiicicase this amount. Among the heaviest
auditor * ate M. llolbiook anil ( J. 11. Mc-
( iavcn , of this place : . ) . V. Km well it Co. :
! aloiel Jlros. ; Strauss , ( ilazlcr A , Co. and F.
Mej er it Uro. , of Chicago. The lirm had n
blanch house at lilalr , Neb. , which is also 10-
Death or mi Old Kcokulc Cltt/on.
Kr.oivin ; , la. , Feb. 17. [ Special Telcgiam
to tliulfi.i : . I NCVVH received here announces
the death of Hlchatd McAllister , February
at AVashlngton City , llo wutt formerly , nil
attoiney of Keoktik. Ho was appointed post-
mabtei In October , 1MO , ni a JJieckenildgo
democrat , but was soon succeeded by Judge
O. A. n. Celebration.
Four DODO n. la. , Feb. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the J3ii.J Fort Donclson post , No.
S'iO.C. A. It. , celebrated thotwentj-hfth annl-
vcisai ) of the battle ot Foil Donelson in the
post room last night. J. P. Dolllver delheicd
an able addicss on the Donclson campaign.
State Tieasurer Twombley. of DOS folnos ,
n'so ' made a speech. Tne affait was a gicat
I'asHcd n Sucocssritl Il\ninliintlon.
Cnnsro.v , la. , Feb. 17. [ Special Telegram
to the Bni.J : Fred P. Wilson , of this city ,
was succcsstul In tlio examination fora West
Point cadetship held by Piol. ( iiirnoy nnd
Mr. Tedloul. llo Is a member ot the U class
In the high school and Is eighteen years old.
Ho will leave about .March 1 lor West Point
to take Ids linal examination. Nine young
meu competed hole.
Another Unitarian Announcement.
Co.vsTAvri.sorr.i : , Feb. 17. it Is stated
that lieu Von KndowltCcrmnn ambassa
dor to the porte , has informed the Hukaiian
deputation that In the event of falluro to
settle the liulgat lan question by thu negotia
tions pending , Kussla will occupy liiiL'ana
with tlio consent ot Germany anciAustiia.
NEW yolCK STOOKS.
Interest Ccntorn In Jticliinoiicl Ter-
ininul U'lilcli SuoreH ti Jlltr Drop.
NKW Yoitif , Feb. 17. [ Special Tclegiam
to llio UKI : . ] The stock maiket was rather
iiioie active than usual lo-dav. but notwith
standing that all the talk was bullish about
e\eij tiling .sold off more or less. A good
deal of interest centered In Hlchmond Ter
minal , which scored iU op ot V/i percent
eaily In the day. It was claimed that thu
clique. In It was oveilonded with blocks , nnd
thatEomo ono had been tiylng to net out.
The banks were discriminating against tlio
block , icndciing weak holders moio than
em Inclined to bell. Anothei advance In
exchange biought tales above the gold ex
porting point and enabled the hears to hell
thomaikct elf without meeting much opio- )
sltlon. London prices lor Amciiean sccuil-
ties , too , weto In most Instances a shade
lower. About the onlv icnssuiliiL' tnctoi in
tlio situation wns tlio advance in Kngllsh
consuls and Fiench ionics , whlc't was taken
to Indicate an Improved piospect torpeaco
abioad. St. Paul eainlngs tor the second
week ot Fehiuaiy clecrca'-ecl S'Jb.OOO. The
He.ulinn H statement toi Jnnuniy showed
an Increase ot ovei thieo hiindied thousand
dollais , and was regarded ns Indlcallni ; a
veiy tavoiahlu hummer's business. The
bleak In Uichiiiond Tcimlnal , however , do-
moiali/.ed the bulls , and no attempt was
made to lift the pi lee , although It wns known
that the cliques had btijlng orders In the
market on n scale down , Kales to noon
were lliO.OOO shares , Dining the closing
hour them was a study decline In prices ,
Apparently no ono wanted stocks , and when
they wciooffcrcd for silo homo concession
had to bo given. Thu Keadln , ' clique was
very active , advising people to buy that
stock ; that the rcorgaiil/ation bcliemo was
ceitaln to go thiouuh. Theio was no scram
bling lot stocks , however , and the closing
prkcs weiu n shade under the opening , The
w hole list closed cas > at n concession fiom
thuopeiiinu llu'iirei. The total sales weio
about two htindicd thousand Hhnres.
Nivv : YOIIK , Feb 17. The rcorganl/ntlon
committee ol the C 'iitral Iowa railroad has
had sevcial meetings but as jet lias been un
able to agree upon any satisfactory plan.
Holders ot lirst mortgage ) bonds claim th.tt
hoIdeiH ol consolidated mortgage bonds vvlsli
them to concede too much and they will not
agree to any plan providing lot an Indls-
etlmluato cutting down ol Interest which the
juniot securities piopose ,
Prohibition In Wc t Virclnla ,
( 'il\ni.isroN' : , W. Va. , Feb. 17. The ben-
nt i passed n resolution which piovldes foi
the submission of the question of piohlbltlng
the manulactiirt ! and sale ot llquora In this
falate. The liousii adopted thu icsolntlon two
weeks nxo. Thd question nlll Lie voted on In
Nov embt-r is > w ,
Ua itiul loua
Kor Nebraska nnd Iowa , local talr.i <
suovv , li > llow d by cooler , Ulr
THE LAST VETO SUSTAINED ,
The House Fails toPnss the Texas Bill Ovoi
tbo Frcsidont's Head.
THE ANTI-POLYGAMY MEASURE ,
Adoption of tlio Conference Roport-i
llio Scnnto Agrees to n Substi
tute Kor the 12 nils Dill-
WASHINGTON' , Fob. 17. The moBsnso of.
tliu piesldent , reluming without his approval
the bill appropriating 810,003 for tlm spcolnl'
ilestrlbutlon ol seed to the drought-stricken
counties of To.xas , Wits laid before tlio house. '
Mr. Lnnlmm of Texas moved Hint the bill
and nccoiupanj Ing mcssngo boreleircd to the
cominlttco on agriculture. Inasmuch , ln >
sild , as he hiul intioduicd this bill , ho was
unwilling to let the occasion p.iss without
snjlng n word In vindication of the action of
congress In passing this moasuic. In doing
so It followed picecclonts established In IBift
and In lbb.1 , when n bill of similar diameter
passed congress niid becanio n ln\v. If seeds
could bo dtsttlbutcd lei tlio object of promotIng - .
Ing agilcultuic. If the amlculliir.nl Inteicst
wns contincntnf In Its clinractci , then the
needs of ngiicultuio should bo considered
equal In i.ink to nny other icqulicmcnt of tlio
govcinmoul. When thu Kovernmcnt was
accustomed to timko n general distribution ol
beed It did not seem unconstitutional to con
centrate thnrdlstilbutlon in ai.irtloiihu ) local
ity \\here thti need vvns the grcntcst. The
motion toioloi wns lost f > 7 to t-1.
The question was then put , 'Would the
house pass thu bill , the picsident's objections
to thocontiary notwithstanding , " nnd wns
ntiMvcied In the negative jeas , KJ ; nnys ,
Among these who voted in the nfllimattvo
to pass the Toxns seed bill over the presl-
dent's veto weio llltt , Pnjbon , Cannon ,
Nerco nnd I'luiubof Illinois.
Mi. llniiiuiond ot Geoigli called up the con *
fcrenco lepoit on thu nntl-.Monnon bill nnd
Mr. Bennett of Noith Caiollnn spuKo against
the adoption ot the lenoit.
Mi. l.den ol Illinois nlso criticised the re *
port , \\lileh hn said inado the imuslial the
judge tind juiy tu detoriiilnolietlier n per
son was guilty ot an ullcnso nnd Invested
him with the power , without investigation ,
to coiinnit thnt person to j.itl. llo did not
think thnt in dealing with the ciluio ol
poljgamy ( which e\ery one wished s\ip-
piesied ) it wns necessary to else the marshal
power tu tiuinnlo on the rights of the pcoplo
Tlio conteicnco tcport vvns then narcod to
voas03 ! ; najs10. .
Mr. Giosvenor of Ohio cnlled up the veto
message of the pteslilciit on the hllfgiantliiK
n pension to Sail } Ann Itiadley. The house
( joas , llt ! ; na > s , 140) ) lefnseil to considoi the
Mi. O'Neill then attempted to Have the call
of committees lor icpoits dispensed with ,
but was unbiiecesstui.
The speaker appointed Messrs. Scott , Lan-
ham and 1'eiton as conterccs on the trndo
(1 oll.u bill.
Mr. Caswrll of Wisconsin , from the com
mittee on judiciary , repoited the bill piovld-
ing for an additional associate justice of the
biimcmc com I ol Dakota. Committee of the
The house then went Into committee of
the whole on diplomatic nnd consular np- i
pioprlatlon bill. In older to simplify anil fa- Ti
cllitnto > coubldcratiuu ol ! the bill , Mr. - ? *
Helmont of New 1'otk olleicd it
substitute foi EO much of the
hill ns had not already bceit
disposed of. This substitute Is 1 rained to
avoid points ot older which would opcinto
aealust the original bill in tlio mattci ol re-
rlnssllic.itlon ol coiisulai suivlee. The exist
ing classlhcntlon is letnlned , thus cuttini ; oft
the pioposed Incic.isoot salaries. Ptovlsions
tor the appointment ot two inspcctois oC
consulates is also omitted fiom the substi
tute , and the appiopnation lot contingent
expenses of consulates Is reduced iinin
S'JOO.WO to 5150,000. 'J'ho substitute was
agieod to. The. bill ns amended was icportul
to the house nnd , nilei debate , nassed.
Mr. Itindnll , liom the committee on np-
pioprlatlons , icpoitcd hack the sundry civil
apiuopri.ilion bill with the .seunto amend-
ments. recommending concurieiico In twon-
tweet these nmendmonts ami non concur
rence In [ ( i nmcndments. rending action
the hoiibo adjoinncd.
WASHING i ox , Feb. 17. Mr. Hoar pre
sented resolutions of the Massachusetts leg-
Iblatiucln fn\or of coast dolcnaesand the
bulhlliiKOf a na\y "that will command the
coniulencoot tlio Ameilcan people and the
rebpcct of otlioi nations. "
Mr. Wilson of I own picscntcd n petition ot
cltl/ens of Iowa In favor ot n buaut ot intcr
lilllswere Introduced and relerred ns fol"
J5y Mi. Whlttorne To create n naval rc
F < T\O in : iu\lllinry ciulscrs , olliccrs nnd men
fi0111 the mercantile niailno of tlio United
Mr. Plumb presented a petition fiom
( irand Army posts of Kansas for the passage
( OMT the piesldont's seto ) ol n dependent
iclatlvu pension bill. Laid on the table.
Mr. Miller ( by request ) intioduced a bill ta
appropriate monev to pay the cost of iliilllng
wells over three thoimnnd feet deep In every
state and every toriitory.and to give nil inoliti
of valuable mlncral.s found therein for school
pin pose's Hefeni'il tu the committee on edu
cation and labor.
The ficnnte then icsuiiipd consldeiatlon ot
the bill to pioviilu toi the Inciense of tha
naval estalillsiinient ( Hale'ri bill ) . 1'hu
iimeiidmiint olfori'd jcsteiday by Mr. Hutlei
( Ueqiilrliii.es i'ls to ho lei "sea seivkes" )
was \\luulia\\n. The bill was then
paused jcas , KJ ; naj.s , 7. The nays were
Coke , .IOIICH of Aikansas , I'lumli , Vance.
Van Wjclc , Vest and Vooihcoi. The bill
piovldes lei tlio construction of heavily ar-
moicd M-ssels lei coast doti'iiso nnd also tor
gun boats nnd toipcdu boats , and approjirl-
ntes jir , IOOooJ to he available dining ti\o
\eus liom Mareli I , 16S7 ,
The scn.ito then procecdeil to consider n
IIUIIIDCI of house Ijllln on tlio calciidai to
whieli tlieiu witio no objections. Thulollow-
liV was passed : To cicdlt the tcnitory of
Dakota with § 'J7 , < ViO lot oidiiancc stores.
The f-enalo then resumed consideration of
the Knds Tolin.intepto hlilp tallway bill , and
Mi , Vest nltcttd n new mihstltuto tor the bill.
It recites that the Kou'rnmeiit ot Mexico haH
planted to Captnln ICads a concession for the
constitution and opcintlon of a nhlp railway
ncioss the Isthmus of Tehunntcpec , and has
nuthorl/cd him und Ids associates to obtain
ii chiiiter olthm In Mexico or cjswhcro.
It therelore ineorporates James li. K.uls nnd
boinu eluhtj othei IKMSOIIS , nunied as a body
politic undei the name nnd tltlo of the At
lantic and 1'ncllio Slilp railway I'oinpuny.
The block In not to exceed Sf 100,000,000 , and
when 10 per cent ol thubtock is sub-crlhud
lor , nnd 10 pei lent theicon paid In dish , a
iiiccthiKot stockholdeis Is to bo held In
Washington 01 New Voik lor the election of
dlnctuib. If S10ooooiu , , ) ot stock Is not hub-
K'-nhed loi. and 10 per cent in cash paid
theieon within two jea" , the charter is to
exiiliuliy limitation ,
Mi. Van W el > ofli-icd to this Mibstltuto the
amendment which he had ollercd to the orig
inal one -that no ceitihcato of block bhall bo
Issued until It > lii | | havulxen lullypald toi
| n moueat i ataliic , and that no lionclh In
i > \tbsol the amounto | tlm capital actually
pud In sli ill JH > Ib.siud , and tnat no hondtf
bhall ho ibsiicd oi disiuiscd ot at less Uian
tho'i ' | at s.ilne.
On motion of Mi lloai , the amendment
olleied b > Mi , Van Wjek W.T > amiMided by
the ino\ision that the 10 p.-r tout ol stock tu
tin Kiili.sciibid for and paid before' the Issno
ot ceitllic.ilcs shall not be abslunablc until
the whole of It hhall lia\o been paid in ; and
that no bonds shall do nuthori/ed or Usuccl
until IIHI paid In caiillal bhall amount to
& 5lWO.jOO/inbtail ( ot 10 t)00OJO ) , ) .
As thus a'lieiicled Jli Van '
, , Wjek's aincuil-
went was axtccd to.
Ui Uoicill oilctuJ n
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