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    THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ,
SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA. THURSDAY , MORNING , MARCH 10 , 1887. NUMBER 264
The Authors of the Gamy-Knox Minority
Report Discovered ,
DOINGS IN SENATE AND HOUSE
Uallrond Hill I'assod In the
II OUHO Appropriation 31 ensures
Considered nitcl Ordered fin-
crossed for
The Mutilated Charter.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Mirch 9. [ Special Tolc-
mm to the UKK ; | It has now transpired
that Ooorco Crawford , late of Idaho , who lias
been In elm go of 0110 of the oil rooms nt the
Capital hotel , wrotu the minority report on
the Umalu charter , which Oarvoy and Knox
\vero Induced to father by the railroad lobby.
Knox gave himself so'iio airs this morning
by loud talk In the house before the session.
In this lie was doubtless prompted by the'
gang of shysters and vagabonds who have
been his nightly associates. Ills Incon
sistent cour.su Is no longer ascribed en
tirely to the imbecility of a dotard.
The fact that Vandervoort , and men of that
Ilk have been peddling Knox out to
support or oppose bills or resolutions which
they want to carry or bent Is very suggestive.
A close Inspection of the judiciary com
mittee's mutilation of the charter .shows that
they were working under pressure. Mr ,
Drake , manaiicr of the telephone company ,
has been here working diligently to prevent
any regulation of the telephone companies.
either by tnu state or cltie . ills still hunt
had Its effect on the judiciary committee ,
which cut out of the charter the proviso
authorizing the council to regulate telephone
clmrces. Similar Influences have been ex
erted bv the Omaha street railway and pas
companies. The board of public wotks sec-
lion of the charter as It passed the senate iravo
the buard control over the laying of gas and
water mains and street railway tracks. The
judiciary committee , under pretense of sink
ing at the make-up of the boaid , hi\o ; stiuck
out all these Important provisions.
The judiciary commute mot to-night and
among other things conbldeied the Omaha
charter. Several of the members who have
graduully boon receiving light us to the
needs of Omaha expiessed themselves to the
cllect that It the charter had been referred to
them this afternoon an amicable and satis
factory settlement would have been reached.
The inattoi will probably como up to-morrow ,
cither In committee of the whole or possibly
by refeienco to 11 joint committee of the ju
diciary and Douglas delegation , In either of
which events theio now seems a prospect of
nn adjustment &atlfactoiy to both parties.
Scnnto Proceeding" ) .
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 0. ISpecial Tele
gram to the BKI : . ] The senate , In com
mittee of the whole , resumed consideration
of the bill creating the ollleo of register of
deedi. Mr. Drown of Ulay moved to In-
dellnltcly postpone , which was lost.
Mr. Colby moved to defer consideration of
It for the dav. Carried.
The house bill to rcgulata the practice of
pharmacy was taken up. It provides for a
board of examiners , who shall Issue certifi
cates of roglstiatlon to practicing pharma
cists. Applicants must bo over eighteen
years of ago , of tempoiato habits and pay the
board a fee of $3. Pharmacists In business
three years prior to the passage of this act
shall be. entitled to a ccrtlllcato without ex
amination , and fl\es the penalty at S100 for
failure to take out a cortllicate. Considera
tion deferred.
The bill to Indemnify owners of live stock
killed by order of the live stock commis
sioner was also deferred for futuio consider
ation.
The bill to dedicate to the use of the Ger
man Catholic churcli nt Lincoln , Neb. , lots
No. 11 and 1" , block No. 'J05 , In Lincoln , was
taken up.
Mr. Melklojohn was emphatically onposed
to such dedication to any oig.xulzatlou under
any circumstances.
Mr. Tzschuck favored the bill.
fir. Colby said many other lots had been
given to other chuicli organizations and ho
approved of the bill. The churches did the
state pood.
Mr. Brown thought the whole business of
detllcatingtheso lots should bo stopped. The
lots should bo sold to beautify the capltol and
grounds.
rending idlscusslon the committee rose
and the report adopted.
Hecess till - o'clock.
AHTEUNOON SESSION.
At 2 o'clock the senate resumed considera
tion of the bill to dedicate city lots to the
German Catholic church. After the oppo
nent of the bill wasted time In cash value to
exceed the value of the lots , the bill was icc-
omincnded to pass.
Senate fdu ' . ' 14 , for the valuation and sale
ot state lands on which any railroad may
have located its grounds , was taken up ,
Mr. Colby said he was opposed to the bill ,
but had examined and round ho was mis
taken. The statutes provided that railroads
nro authorised to pass over and occupy state
lands , and further , that after they have tiled
plans with the secretary of state they can
obtain a deed from the governor for these
lands upon paying the value of said lands.
lint there Is no provisions In the statute *
providing how this full value shall be deter
mined. Damages accruing to persons bavins
improvements In said l.iuds shall be paid bv
the railroad company. The old law provides
how damages shall bo arrived at The bill
simply provides for appraisement , and be
was now In favor of It.
Mr. Keckley stated the bill looked BUS
plclous , as It included other corporations ,
and the term "for other purposes" meaning
other than thn purposes of a railroad.
Mr. Kobblns had examined the bill and
looked upon It with misgivings , lie doubted
the right of the state to deal with saline laud :
In that way.
Mr. MoNamur showed the bill to bo full ol
inconsistencies and that It would infrlngi
upon contracts already made. He would of
fur amendments and moved that tin
committee sit again upon the bill.
Mr. Sterling moved that the bill bo Indeft
ultcly postponed. Da thought another bll
should be introduced simply providing foi
appraisement.
Mr. Melklejohn concurred , but wouU
rather have the committee sit again upon tin
bill.
bill.Mr. . Sclnnlnke suggested that the bill bo re
committed to the judiciary committee.
Mr. Snell said kill the bill or fix it up am
pass It. There was no scheme In It. 11 vvn
not a railroad bill. The attorney genera
and govcinor favored It. He thought the bll
perfectly straight , but if not he would vote t
make it so.
Mr. Schmlnke said the Missouri Paclfti
railway was Interested In the hill. Tha
road had dealt fairly with the state and par
tlcularly with Nebraska City , lie favoiei
the Immediate passage of the bill.
Mr. llobblns objected and thought the bll
would stand further ventilation.
Mr. Casper UlulerMood the Missouri Pnelf
was blocked by an Injunction which this bll
would dissolve. He saw nothing particular !
objectionable In the bill.
The bill us , amended was recommended t
House roll 2 , providing a board of raUroa
commissioners , WAS read.
Mr. Keckley moved that the bill be rccou
mended to pass.
Mr. lirown moved that the commute arls <
Carried.
After amending the bill dedicating lots I
the Cierman Catholic churcli. requiring tli
rhurch to pay S'iV ) each , the report vva
adopted aim the senate adjourned.
lii the Ilouoc.
LINCOLN. Neb. , March 0. | Speclal Tc ! (
gram to the UKE. | On motion of M
Nlchol of Antelope the house went In !
committee of the wnolo on the goner ;
ppioprlatlon bills , 4 < 0 and 455 , wit
Mr. NonU of Pawnee In the chnl
The bill appropriating salaries for sta
officers , superintendents of publlo Ihsl
tutlons and employes was considered. Tvvei
ty-fonr hundred and three thousand della
'
iUlckeu out AS 'ularlea ( or , dfpui
superintendent of education and deputy
attornoyv-eneral respectively , there being
no such olllcers.
The allowances nro as follows : Governor ,
two j eats , ! > : i,000 : private secretary , S3.40U ;
adjutant general00 ( ; secretary of state
HyOO ; bookkeeper , SMOJ ; recorder , S' OOj
auditor of public accounts , SS.OUO : deputy ,
S-1,400 ; book keener. S'-.MW ; Insurance clerk ,
fc2,400 ; bond clerk , 82 , 400 ; clerk , SJ.OOu ; state
treasurer , 55,000 ; deputy , S3 , 400 ; bookkeeivr ,
$2y)0 : superintendent of education , 54,000 ;
attorney ireneral , 84,000 ; stenozrapher , S',400 ;
commissioner of publlo lands and buildings ,
4000 ; deputy , SiUOO ; chief clerk , SVOO ;
book keeper. S'A-iOO : four elcrks , SS.OOO ;
supreme coiut , three Judges , S15.000 ; reporter ,
Air. Smvtli of Douglas moved to rrnko the
salary of stenographer ot the court & 1,200 per
year Instead of Sl.OOO. Cairlcd. Stuuog *
laphor , tnercfore. SJ.t'JO.
btatolibraiy , 53,400 : district court , twelve
judges , at S..ao , 500,000. If the number of
indues should ho Increased , the bill Increas
ing the s.imo will provide lor the salaries of
the extra judges. Twelve court stenog
raphers. 5 ! 0,000.
Mr. Slinmsof llnrlan moved to strike out
the Item of 5'40rXJ ) as salary for the teachers
ot the nmmal schools. The motion was lost.
Mr. Miller of Duller moved to amend the
bill by making the salaries 820.000.
This piovoked a lentitliy discussion , which
showed that the gtiunorteis ot the original
sum knew nothing about the needs of the
school except such ns they had been
told by some other person , o.Mr. Miller's
amendment was lost.
Mr. Mchol moved to amend that the pay
ment ot the teachers of the normal school bo
made from the Interest on the normil school
fund so far as that Interest would extend.
Carried.
The silarles of the normal Janitor nnd ( Ire-
man were placed nt SI , WO ; superintendent of
the insane asylum at Lincoln , S" > ,000 : first
assistant physician , S 1,00'J : second assistant ,
82,400 ; superintendent of the asylum at Nor
folk. 5,000 ; assistant superintendent 53,000 ;
teachers and physicians of asylum for the
blind , 8S 400.
The salary of superintendent of the Insti
tute for the deal nnd dumb , S.I , 000vns
amended by Mr. A eo to make it 54,000. It
was seconded by Mr. Smjth of Douglas.
Mr. Caldwell said Mr. Glllcsple , the pres
ent supcilntendont. was nn expert , and his
work had been marvelously successful. The
state had lost a competent man to the Insti
tute a few j ears ago because Iowa olleiod
him 81,000 more per year than he could get
here.
here.Mr. . Hayden said that the committee on
public lands ami buildings had considered
nn incDMseof Mr. Gillespie's salary , nnd had
deckled to not iiicroise the same.
The amendment prevailed.
' 1 he salaries of teacheis , matron , phv-jlclan
nnd nurses of the same Institute. SIS.OJO was
amended by Mi. Smvtli of Douglas to make
820,000. The amendment was based upon
the statement that the extra amount was re-
qulied to retain competent teachers now en-
gazed. The amendment prevailed.
The salaries of the ollicwrs nnd omplovcs
of the home for the friendless was matin S 10-
000 ; superintendent ot refoim .school. S3/JOO ;
assistant superintendent , SJ.OOO ; mat
ron , $1.200 ; bookkeeper , clerk nna
libinrlan , 81,200 ; four teacheis , 50,400 ; supei-
Intendent ot the Institute for feeble minded ,
SI,200 ! ; matron. 51,000 ; ono teacher , S'JOO ;
two teachers , Sl.CbO ; stew.ud , Sl , 00 ; stnto
veteilnnrlnn , 53,000 ; state vcterlnaiian de
ficiency , 54,210.
On motion of Mr. Nlchol the latter and
salary are to be paid out of the llvo stock In
demnity lund , the deficiency bclnz occasioned
by the boriowliig ot iiionoy to pay the veter
inarian before therovvas money in the tieas-
ury to pay him.
Mr. Tingle of Brown and Mr. Rlcf of Hall
moved to strike out Sl" ,000 required for the
railroad commission and chief clerks of the
same.
Messrs. Newcomer nnd Ageo held the strik
ing out of the figures would In effect kill the
bills now before the legislature in which the
olllcers mentioned are retained. Mr. AKCO
moved to Insert the words "board of trans
portation" as an alternative tor railroad coin-
mission. "
Mr. Rief wanted to know what difference
there was between "railroad commission"
and "board of transportation. "
Mr. Ageo said theie was no difference.
Mr. Kiel's question did not prevail.
Mr. Smyth offered a substltuto for Mr.
Agee's amendment by inserting the words
"boaid of mllroad transportation. "
Mr. Koiiney regretted to see tlio gentleman
from Douglas acting with a lack of inde
pendence and in obedience to the clamor of
the public.
Mr. Smyth said his noting In accordance
with popular feeling was In response to a de
mand which had been well expressed against
the railroad commission , nnd that was that
they did not want the ralhoad commission.
They were opposed to the railroad commis
sion and It was because of that opposition
that the gentleman from Douglas was woik-
Inp to defeat the same.
Mr. Caldwell said that so Ion ? ns the house
had not wiped out the commission it should
not now starve it by icfuslng to appropriate
money to support It.
The committee rose and asked leave to sit
again.
AFTKRXOON SKSSIOW.
The Omaha charter , the special order for Q
o'clock , on motion of Mr. hinytU was ordered
to succeed the disposition of the house toll on
appioprlatlons.
Mr. Agee's bill providing for a board of
railroad commissioners and defining their
duties nnd providing for their salaries , was
then read.
Mr. Agee asked for a call ot the house.
Several members were discovered to bo nb-
sent , among them being Messrs. Caldwcll
andKgglcston of Lancaster , Kills of Johnson ,
Knox and VVhltmore of Douclas , and Kav-
moiid of Lincoln. Mr. Whltmore was ab
sent on excuse. After a search by the ser-
geant-at-arms all except Messrs. Caldwell and
Knox vrero produced nnd excused. Further
proceedings were dispensed with and bill I ? .
was read nnd passed oy the following vote :
A.VCS Ahrahnmson , Ageo , Alkln , An
drews , Andres , Habcock , U alloy , Ualrd , Hal-
lard , ttentley , Hick , Uowman , Cameron ,
Cannon. Cole , Craig , Crane , Dempster , Dil
ler , Eeglcbton , Elsley , Ellis , Ewlne , Kenton ,
Fox , FrantKuchs , Fuller , GatTord , Gamble ,
Gllmore , Green. Harrison , Harden , Uelmrod ,
Horst , Jeary. Kelper , Kennedy , King , Lord ,
Marshall. Mntthieson , McConaughy , Me
Keuna , Mlnnlx , Newcomer , Newton , Nlchol ,
Overtoil , Pemberton , Peters , Itandall , Kav- '
tnond , Kief , Kusscll , Satchel , Schwab
Shamp , Simms. Slmanek , Slater , Smyth , Sul
llvan , Sweet , Thornton , Truesdell. Turner
Tyson , \VetheraId , Whltmore , Wil.iclmsnn ,
Wilson , Wolonweber , Wright , Yutzy , auo
Mr. Speaker. 72.
Nays Aloxander.Drown.Dleklnson.Latta ,
Llcsvield. McGrow , Norrls , Tingle , Yeach ,
Watson and Young. 12.
Absent ana not voting Barrett , Caldwell
Cope. ( Snrvnv , Knox , McCnnu , Miller , Under
hill , \Vilsev--10. :
The consideration of the appreciation bll
was continued. Mr. Ageo's amendment "fo
a board of transportation" was adopted. Ai
additional clerk was elven the secretary estate
state at an expense of 52,000. The salary o
the fish commissioner was made 82,500. Tin
bill was ordered engrossed for passage.
House roll 45T , making appropriations fo
the current expenses of the state till March 1
ISM ) , was read. Appropriations were mad
amounting to Sil,241'J72.10. The bll
was ordered engrossed for thin
reading. The amount ot tli
appropriation for the pay of stnto officer
superintendents and emnloves of public In
stltutlons , vi\s therefore S 1,000.03.
House bill 433 , appropriating Stt.OOO for th
payment of membois and employes of till
session , was put on Its hnal passage and cat
ried , the.ru being but four votes in the nega
tlve.
House roll 4 4 , appropriating 33S.OOO fo
the lncldentr.1 expenses of the same session
was also passed.
Mr. Smyth moved the Omaha charter b
made the special order for to-morrow at 1
o'clock and thu house sit from day to da
until the charter was finally considered.
Mr. Garrey moved to amend that the re
tiort on the charter of the Douglas delegatlo
be re-referred to the judiciary committee I
reunrt to-morrow morning.
Pending n spirited discussion , led by Mi
Unrvey , the house adjourned.
Pfchtlni ; Saloon Keepers.
Surrox , Neb. , March 0. [ Special 1V1
gram to the HIK. : | Four men , Cnl Melvli
llobvrt Stewnrt , William Welden nnd Wll
lam llyan , former saloon keepers , wore ai
rested hero to-day for selling Intoxlcatir.
liquor. Two ot them , Mel vin and Stewar
vrero tried before T. Weed , police judge , th
afttrnoou and fined ISO eat h aud cost * . Tl
other two will bo tried to-morrow. It Is
understood that others arc suspected of sell *
Ing on the sly and new nrrests will probably
be made soon. Since the last spring election ,
which was carried by the temperance people ,
the town has been unusually free from
drunkenness und disorder and the law well
enforcedbut within a few weeks p-\st n largo
number of railroad men now working on the
Kansas City & Omaha railroad have been
about town and several drunks have been
taken In lately and each sharply punished by
Jmlgo Weed. To-day Major Kendall nnd
other law and order people took the matter
In hand and the result Is a very lively tight
between the former saloon men and the law
ninl order party. The prosecution Is con
ducted bv County Attorney McLanoy and
George W. llemls of this city. The defense
Is represented by C. II. Tanner , of Hastings ,
and Judge Lehew , of McCook.
Charged With Election Frauds.
EXKTEII , Neb. , March 0. [ Special Tele
gram to thoUEii.j Keportsfrom Glengary In
regard to the alleged election frauds say that
representatives or Fairmont brought to the
polls three gallons of whisky and three kegs
of beer. It was not sold or given away , but It
was left in n conspicuous place that any wl.o
desired might partake. The result was a
drunken election board and a free light. As
for the alleged tampering with thn ballot
box the election returns show thirty-four
against bonds , vvnile atlldavlts have altcady
been secured from ninety-one that they voted
acalust. It Is being Investigated nnd It will
go hard with the perpetrators.
TUB CHAUOnS DE.NMUD.
FAIRMONT , Neb. , March 9. [ Special to the
Bii.J : It seems that certain parties In Exeter
and Ulengary are verysoro because Fairmont
has secured the Omaha & Kansas City rail
road , and have tried to cause the report that
Fairmont parties stole nnd stuffed the ballot
boxes last Saturday down In Glengary pie-
cinct. It was n stubborn light , and the bonds
were canted. Now these few sore heads s > ay
that the ballot box wns stolen by one ol the
clerks of election , taken to n school house ,
nnd all ballots ngnliibt the railroad .bonds
wore extracted mid In their place "For
bonds" were put. An investigation 1ms
shown up different.
Unnnrthed a Skeleton.
COLUMIIUS , Neb..March9. [ Special to the
BEK.J Officials and citizens were aroused to
n hit-'li state of excitement by a report that n
murder had been committed near the old
wagon bridge ncioss the Loiip river leading
Into Columbus this monitor. The coroner
visited the spot , which was found to be on
the south side of thu laige Ice house of Miller
> ! c Uaker. and , sure enough , there were the
bones of a human body In all their ghaatll-
ness exposed to view. Hut they had evi
dently laid secreted In the band a long time.
Whether Indian or white pei on is a matter
ot doubt. As the skeleton was found on land
that had been used for years ns a camping
place tor both Indians nnd emigrants , the
conclusion nrrived nt by Dr. Schoy , the cor
oner , Is that no Inquest could elicit any in
formation about cither the time or cause of
death , and he took cliaigo of the bones and
gave them an Interment In the cemetery.
The reasonable solution is that It was some
emigrant that died while camplui : on the
river banK and was buried near by , pcihaps
dining the early tide of the gold excitement
ot California or Pike's Peak. There was cer
tainly no evidence of violence.
Making CJooil the Deficiency.
Exr.TKii , Neb. , Mnich9. [ Sueclal Telegram
to the UEK ! A delegation ot citizens went
to Geneva yesterday to confer with Judge
Post nnd received from him the assurance
that if Exeter and Geneva would make good
the deficiency caused by Chelsea precinct re
fusing to vote bonds for 55,000 the North
western would bo built through Exeter to
Geneva by July 1. The Si.OOO for Exeter
was promptly guaranteed by 11. G. Smith ,
O. P , Baker , F. 11. L. Lee and C. S. Cleave-
laud. A paper was cliculated here to-day
nnd signed bv over two thirds of the voting
population pledging to vote bonds to that
amount as .soon as an election can bo called.
Work will bo commenced at once.
A College President Kloctod.
CENTHAI , CITY , Neb. . March 8. J Special
Telegram to the Br.E | Kev. David Marguettu
was elected president of Central College ,
Cential City , Neb. , to day.
THE : BASE HALLISTS.
Washington Takes Four of Kansas
City's Men Rules Adopted.
Nr.w YOIIK , March 9. [ Special Telegram
to the BKI.J When the delegates of the
National Base Ball league met nt the Fifth
Avenue hotel this morning It was announced
that n reply had been received shortly niter
midnight from Kansas City , accepting the
lirst otler ot the league for their players
namely , 80,000 , the second proffer of S3,500
for live of their men , with an extra S'XX ) for
Hadford not being considered satlsfnct ory
The agreement was closed on these tei ins.
The Washington 111011 secured four players
for whom they have been contesting since
they gave up thn hope of nddlng Ulnssco
to their team namely , Donnelly , AI Myers ,
Whitney and O'Brien. A long discussion
took place over the draft of the schedule of
games for the coming season , and though It
was at one time announced that It had boon
accepted just as brought In , tt was not in final
shape at noon. F. N. Stearns was elected
director to fill the place of Menzles when the
latter retires shortly with Kansas City. The
application from the PHtsbnrcers for per
mission to reduce their tariffs encountered
sharp opposition. Its supporters ultimately
had to be satisfied with tlio same commission
that Is allowed Washington three tickets
for 31 when sold off the ground. By unani
mous vote , wnlch Is necessary to carry nny
measure conflicting with the constitution , It
was resolved that on nny vacant date In the
championship season tno same club should
bo permitted to play the championship sched
ule for other dates with other league clubs ,
or exhibition games with any non-league ,
If said dates me not required for post
poned championship games. The convention
then adjourned until next year. The sclied-
dulo of games for the coming season as
adopted gives the following dates of games
to bo played In Chicago : Chicago , at home ,
with Boston , Juno25 , 27 , 28 ; July 28 , 2'.i , BO ;
September SM. 2.1 , 24. New York , July 4 , 13 ;
Augusts , 6 , b ; September 15. 10 , 17. Phila
delphia. June 21 , 83 , 2.1 ; Auzust 9 , 10 , 11 ;
September 12,13.14. Washington , Juno 30 ;
July 1. 2 ; August 1 , 2 , 3 ; September 19 , 20,31 ,
Detroit , May 12 , 13.14 ; June 10 , 17. IS ; Aiv
putt 13 , IS , 10. Pittsburg , May S , 0. 7 ; Jum
t > . 10,11 ; September M. 37 , 23. Indianapolis
May 0,10,11 ; June 13,14,15 ; Septembers
0,10.
MM. ParsoiiB Arrested.
CoLUMiuifi , O. , March l > Mrs. Lucy B. Par
sons , the lecturing anarchist , wns refused i
nail by a local military company where slu
proposed to speak to-night. She called 01
the mayoi to protest against such action am
became so abusive and demonstrative tha
she was locked up. Mrs. Parsons Inforraci
the mayor when ho refused to grant her re
quest that ho was of little consequence am
that the meeting would bo held regardless o
him or his police protection. In the heleh
of her excitement the mayor ordered her t <
betaken to a cell and has refused to let an
ot the local sympathizers see her to-night
although numbers of them have called. Mrs
Parsons was seen In her cell and stated tha
this Is an effort to imuzle tree speech , that sb
( bad lectured In seventeen states anil this I
the first time she has been molested. Tc
night shu Bent the following telegram :
"A. 11. Parsons , County Jail. Chicago. Ai
rested to prevent my speaking. Am ai
right. Notify press. ( Signed ) Lucv. "
Fatal Hhootlnir Affray.
MILWAUKEE , March tt. Lot Campion
who was shot by Itoscoe P. Miller at the Chi
Cairo , Milwaukee & St Paul railroad ca
sh ps in this city yesterday , died this morn
ing , lie was In the etaplgy of the road f o
twenty-live years.
IMPORTANT RAIDROAD NEWS ,
Negotiations Pending For the Transfer of
the Baltimore & 0hio.
THE GARRET INTEREST SALE.
The S llyThnmnnrycc Syndlcnto
to Secure Control or the Itnll-
rend nnd Telegraph Lines
nnd Impress Cunipnuy ,
Ihc D. ft O. Chnncc.
BAi.iiMoiti : , March 0. [ Special Telegram
to the BII : : . | This city Is full of iiimois In
regard to negotiations for control of the Bal
timore & Ohio railroad and of Itstelegtaph
lines and express company. As the Interest
of the ilty of Baltimore nnd state of Mary
land In the railroad company Is Inrgo nnd
Important , these rumors uatmally cause
much comment nnd excitement. It Is now
understood that ns n result of these negotia
tions the control of the lallroad , telegraph
lines and express business will be taken out
side the city nnd state. It Is believed that
arrangements are practically completed by
which President Onirett will sell his Interest
In the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. The un-
deistandlng Is that Garrett has acquired the
stock held by the John Hopkins uni
versity , about 15,000 shares , It Is said ,
and will tinnsfcr these stiaies , together
with those picvloiisly owned by the ( iarrett
family , and with whatever amount of stock
additional may bo necessary to give control
of thepropeity to a syndicate headed by Al
fred Sully , General Samuel Thomas nnd Cal
vin T. Bryee , who are leading spirits In the
Richmond terminal. It U undetstood that
the syndicate , when It comes Into possession
ot the pi oner ty hopes to negotiate a contract
with the Pennsylvania railroad by which the
line built by the Baltimore & Ohio between
'Baltimore nnd Philadelphia will bo sold to the
eniisylvanla and contract with the West
in Union Teleiraph company bv which it
111 ncmilro tlio lUltlmore & Ohio Telegraph
tie. As nn nddltional consequence of the
linnrrrififiitntinl , the railroad company's ox .
less business will ho aosorbed by
nc of the great ctpiess companies of the
: ountiy. The ooject ot these sales will
> o to iclieve the company of a heavv floating
'ebr , stated by .some as high ns 815.000,000.
nd hardlv claimed by anybody to be less
lian 80,000.000 or $10,000.000 , which has been
un up In the course of Garrott's entoiprls-
ng management. The amount of the Haiti-
lore A Ohio stock outstanding is S14,793r tt
.nil ot piefened S j.OOO.OOO. The city ot Bal-
jiiornovvns J.500 shares and has sovcu
liectois on the boaid. The state of Mary-
nnd holds n largo intaiest and has four
Itrcctors , while individual stockholders mo
cpiesented by twolvodlrectois. The under-
lauding Is that ( iarrctt has given an option
in a controlling amount of Baltimore &
Jhlo stock nt a price not yet known.
Tin : SIOUY i.v jjr.vv YOIIK ,
NEW VOUK. MarcUU. [ SpecialTelegram to
ho Bii.l : The Tribune says : It was as-
erted in Wall street yesterday that the lata
Fohn W. Gnnctt placed about thirty thou-
; and shares In tiust or in such condition that
hey could not bo marketed ; that tl'o city of
Ualtlmnro owned 33,500 shares , nnd that
lohn Hopkins university owned about
5,000 shares. In reply to n suggestion that
control ot the company appealed to he tied
ip , a person interested in the syndicate op-
irationsremarked : "I don'tcaie whether the
; tock belongs to Oarrert or to his aunts and
louslns. he is willing to deliver n majority
whenever wo can agree on some matters of
detail. They are small things , and 1 have no
loubt that the proposed transfer will bo coin-
leted within a few days. " General Samnel
' . Thomas , member of thn syndicate ,
aid : "I am not in position to
alk about tnls transaction , for
t has not been consummated , but 1 think I
un at liberty to say that Important ncgotla-
Ions nro pending which Involve changes In
laltimoie & Ohio stock , which heretofore
tas been held ns a family Interest , and tlm
new ownership which It Is proposed would
arlng Into the propeitv Important .New York ,
us well as other capitalists , and negotiation i
not only look to such distribution and con-
' .rol , but will Involve the Heading , Jersey
Jentral nnd Pennsylvania railroads nnd tele
graph Interests in relations which will tend
to assure harmony and co-operation where
jcforo there were disputes and dlsacree-
nent. The negotiations have made favoi-
iblo progress.and have reached a stage where
I think tlicte Isteason to expect that the
wildest hope of those who are aiming at re
conciliation will be reali/eil. I do not bo
lero that theie Is any stock which is In
, ) ossesslon whore It can't bo reached , and the
iropositlon Is to secure a large , if not a con-
lolling Interest for distribution. "
THE KKEUNO IN 1IAI.TIMOIIK.
BAT.TIMOHE , March 0. Robert GariPtt ,
president of the Baltimoio & Ohio lailroad ,
was seen to-day but had nothing to say In
o ard to the reported arrangement for a
rnnster of the contiol of that road to n hyn-
llcatc representing the Heading , Richmond
Terminal and other railway companies. The
statement which appears in the New York
papers to that effect has created a sensation
here. The city as a corporation is largely
interested lit the road and there were private
Interests which are opposed to the control of
the road going out of Baltimoio hands.
THE EFKHCT ON THE MA11KKT.
NEW YOIIK , March 9. The Evening Post ,
.n Its financial article , says : "Tho attention
of the street nnd general public has been con
centrated upon thn progress of the scheme for
the amalgamation of half a dozen great rail-
oad properties under the control ot the Hlch-
.nond Terminal syndicate with so much skep
ticism about Its success that even when It was
openly and positively stated by members of
the syndicate that they had acquired control
of the Baltimore < fe Ohio speculators and
others apparently waited for further develop
ments to show the extent of the whole
scheme before taking much Interest In the
market. The prevailing belief Is that a set
tlement of the telegraph war will be ono of
the results of the jersey Central , Heading ,
Baltimore & Ohio and HIchmond Terminal
combination. Alfred Sully was applied to
by n reporter of the Kvcnlnz Post to-day for
some statement In regard to the circumstan
tial reports that the syndicate repiosenred by
him had virtually concluded nn-
cotiatlons with President Garrett of the
Baltimore & Ohio for the purchase ot
n contiolllng Interest In that load , aud
Its dependencies. Sully said that ho would
to say nothing until ho could state some
thing detinite , and that ho was not yet In
position to do so. When the reporter re
marked that ho supposed the lact of the pur
chase was not denied , Sully admitted that
this "was pretty well understood , " bur said
that ho was not prepared to announce the
names of the parties concerned or the tcirns
ot the agreement.
It was repotted In the street to-day that
the price paid by the iyndlcato for the Haiti-
rnoio & Onlo stoctowas 8235 , but a well In-
termed and prominent broker said that he
had reason to belioro that It was not over
$200. A leading 'bank president , in com
menting on the Importance ot the reported
sain , said that the railroads represented In
the purchasing combination , or In harmony
with them , would have control of all the an
thracite coal territory In the country.
THE WAY THE DEAI. WAS VV011KED.
Apropos of the Baltimore & Ohio deal ,
yojrcorrespondontls In possession of thn taci
that the deal has been on foot for the last
ten dajs. Tne fcnslness was workeii
most quietly and It was not until baturdav
night that the final contiacts wore signed ,
Tbe negotiations were carried on by a well
known Wall street tinn , which has been deal
Ink ! liberally In southern railroad stock and
which now become valuable and makes them
rich. On Saturday night thn papers for tin
nbsortlon of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad
together with Its telegraph and oxprois bust
ness , were all drawn up. John ( J. Moore , o :
the firm of Moore & Schley , of New York ,
had them In ctiar/n. Ho drew up the paper :
of settlement and submitted them to Jay
Gould , and ha signed them. Later Sully wa
presented with the documents and his slgna
turn affixed. The papers were then sent t <
Itobert Garrett for his approval. On Hnndaj
it was known that the .Garrett Interest hat
signed and the parties interested on Monda ;
hitd a grand jubilee over the ntfalr. Thosi
who have been In the scheme know that tti
sale meant the absortlon of tlio Baltlmon
it Oblo telegtaph by the Western Union am
that an amount of money has been alread :
subscribed by outside parties to bo ( o worl
and equip nnd put Into operation an exten
sion oi tlio toleirraph system to cover the
southern portion of this country , following
almost Identically the line of the Hattlmnro
iteOhloroid. Tha absortlon of the Balti
more & Ohio telegraph company leaves the
Held open to them , nnd ns they have money
their project vv ill bo pushed to completion at
once.
rnr < <
Piui.Aiii'.i.piilA , March . The Ledger , In
Its financial article to-morrow icferring to
the alleged Baltimore * Ohio "deal , " will
say : "In the various reports that have got
Into circulation in the newspapers there have
been united In the alleged syndicate who are
supposed to bo buying the Baltimore .t Ohio
railroad n great many large railway corpora
tions and bankers. We have made. Inquiry
on the subject and arn able to report as a re
sult that tlm Pnniisvlvanla laihoad and the
Luhlgh Valley railroad have no connection
with the deal ; tint the controlling powers In
the Keadltig railroad management have noth
ing to do with It , and that cominny cannot
bo used by this syndicate In such connection ;
that the friends of Austin Corbln deny that
ho had anything to do with the movement ,
and that Drext-l , Morjan & Co. . ot New
York , nnd Drexel it Co. , of Philadelphia ,
have nothlnc to do with It. "
Tlio Hecord will siy : "An Important
meeting of Adams express ollleinls ami
others was held in this city yestordiy and It
was afterward learned that the following In
terests were represented : Western Union
telegraph company , Adams express com
pany and Pullman palace car company.
These corporations are stated to be Inter
ested In the deal and will , ns their share of
It , take the express telegraph nnd palace
car privileges ot the Baltimore & Ohio sys
tem , thus removing the most formidable op
position that these tnteiests now have , by
doing which they will ultimately get back all
that they will Invest In the deal. "
TKIIMS OV TUB DKAF. .
Nr.w YOIIK , March 9. The Tribune to
morrow will say : The option on the con
trolling Interest In the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad iccently obtained by Alfred Sully In
behalf of n syndicate of Now York capitalists
was not exorcised yesterday. It Is probable
that the urlvllego will bo settled In a
few dajs , and If the terms for subscrip
tion ot the syndicate can bo arranged
the change of ownership mav bo officially
announced to-day. It Is understood that the
contiact with President Gariett provides for
the transfer by him to the syndicate ot 8.000
shaiesof Baltimore & Ohio stock at S OO.
The amount ot the pmchaso money Is thus
810,000,000 , of which Garrett insists upon a
payment in cash of Sd.000,000 Tlm re main-
Ing § 10,000,000 may bo paid at nny time
within ono year , but until Hnal
payment has been made the en-
tno block of stock Is to beheld
held In trust under certain conditions ,
which have not been made public. .Nothing
In these terms Is likely to Interfere with the
geneial purpose , but In the meantime persons
ncknowledeed to be laigely Interested In the
plnn are disposed to withhold infoimutlon In
legard to the details of arrangement.
.TAY OOIJI.D I.NTKUVIIWID. : :
When Jay Gould was asked by n Tribune
reporter If no had any Inteiest In the pro
posed purchase ot tlio Baltimore & Ohio tail-
toad ho replied : " 1 nm not engaging In
new enterprises of any Kind. 1 am in a
snug condition. I do not owe anything nnd
my time Is nil filled in looking nttcr tlio
interests I now havo. These nro liio Elevated
roads , Missouri Pacific and Western Union
telegraph. 1 find that I have plenty of
work In managing them , and at my time of
lite 1 think n man ou < tht to bo contented If
ho has got n little property together. I have
often noticed tlmt when men go outside of
their regular business , in which they have
achieved a certain amount of success ,
they are apt to get whit is ealled ,
1 bolleve , the "great head. " That Is the be
ginning of their complete overthrow. In ro-
Surd to telegraphic mattcis , 1 can only say
lat It Is not the polle.y ot the Western Union
to buy up opposition lines. Wo might accept
lines where they were neoessaiy to our busi
ness , but only ai a price that represents the
cost"'tous of building new lines.
We were asked lately if we would
consent to a general advance of rates ,
but 1 replied that the Western Union
did not first reduce rates and that It had been
able to llvo nt the lower tolls. In fact. I am
cleaily of the opinion that the true policy of
this company is to conform Its business to
cheap rates and force opposition companies
to follow the example. Ill were to secure
by purchase or lease nil the opposition
companies the tact Itself would stimulate
now rivalry. I prefer , on thu whole , to let
tlio present opposition pursue Its course. If
the Baltimore & Ohio system Is to bo con
trolled by n New York syndicate I do not
see that It changes the relations of the com
panies. I understand that the purchase of
the Baltimore & Ohio stock has been practi
cally completed , but I have no interest in
the transaction. "
nRACIIINO AGREEMENTS.
The Rnllrond Manage Klilnjj Kates
as Fast ns Possible.
CincAno , March 8. A hundred or more
cneral managers and i all road ollicials , rep-
cscnting the lines embraced In the Central
Trafllc association , met here to-day for the
impose of outlining a general policy lor the
uturo government of the loads. Commts-
loner BlanUiard opened the pro-
leedlngs by making a short I ad-
Iress , counseling harmony , uniform
ity of action nnd strict obedience to the now
aw. A vote wns then taken on the reports
cgnrding Mississippi river percentage , and
; he majority report was adopted
with only two dlssentmer votes.
A committee was appointed to
arrange rates In conformity with the base of
rates agreed upon. This disposed of , a com
mittee of ufteen was named by the chair to
arrange n report as to the oropiletv of con
tinuing the Central Traffic association. Both
committees will rcpoit to-morrow. Thofol-
"owlng resolutions wore adopted :
Hesoived , That hereafter and until the
now tariffs and classifications take effect , nil
settlements and billing shall bo at tariff
rates.
Hesolved , That parties may bo carried
with shipments of stock , uegctable and
other perishable property to take care of the
same In accordance with the classification
which lies been adopted , the freight asont to
establish the unltoim into or custom , and no
leturn transportation to bo furnished ,
Hesolved , That all passes now out other
than exchange passes Issued to railway of
ficers and Its own employes and those of con
necting lines actually in the service of the
company shall bo withdrawn , and none
hereafter Issued. Tno construction of the
law as to whether passes can bo issued to
families ot the employes , and the policy of so
doing shall be leit to each company to de
termine tor Itself.
Hesolved , That there may bo checked free
over the roads In this association on each full
first or second elass ticket , 150 pounds of bag
gage ; on each half ticket , seventy-five
pounds , on each full emigrant ticket , 100
pounds , and each half fifty pounds. Bag
gage of first and second class passengers ,
weighing In excess of thn free allowance thus
authoilzed shall be subject to a charge of not
less than twelve per cent ot the lowest un
limited lirst class rate for each 100 pounds ;
pounds . _ . , . -
of these lines except for ship emigrants.
Hesolved , That the accommodation of second
end class passengers be referred to the gen
eral passenger agents for fiuther report ,
with the recommendation. If possible , that
they make aiepoit abolishing second class
tickets.
A committee of thlitccu was appointed to
consider the Issue of mtleago tickets and re-
CHIOAOO , March ft At to-day's session ,
an atllrmativorepoit was presented from the
committee appointed yesterdnr to consider
whether the association should be continued
after the Inter-stato law went Into effect. A
resolution was adopted that an association
be foimcd In accordance with the report and
that the present commissioner be continued
aschalrmnn of the organUatlon. The coin
mitten report was then referred beck to the
committee to be printed and mailed to each
of the members , with a request that they , bj
letter to the chairman , recaid their vote ;
forthwith for adoption or suggest suet
amendment as desired. As there will be o
large number of unexplred portions ( it mil *
age tickets outstanding and unutcd on thi
date when the law takes effect , It was agreec
tU t any llu so desiring could bell thousand
mlle tickets up to to April 1 , limited to
expire July Q.tl , nt not less thniiTSil
per ticket , A resolution was adopted that
the use ot the thiiiKUid-iiillo tleket should bo
limited to thy Individual named thereon. All
unadjusted pool balances wore referred to
arbitration. V. T. Mallett was selected as
pitncipal nrhltmtor. The new classification
of ttiink lines was adopted by nil the roads
In the nsiocKittuii. Taking ullect April 1
the niiddlo and western freight association
vvasmeiged Into the central tiallleorgaiil/a-
tlon. A committee of seventeen wns ap
pointed to confer with the Mississippi roads
as to the percentage basis. The recommen
dation was nnde that all second-class pas-
tenger tickets in bothdlieetioiis be abolished.
Land-seekers' tickets nnd their bearing on
the Inter-state Iivv were refuned to tlio pas-
sengcr agents thov to confer with the west
ern lines. Tlio question whether excursion
tickets should bo limited to two points or nil
Inteimedlate points wns referred back to the
passenger agents for discussion. The n M > -
cUtlon then ndjouined to meet ngatn
March U. .
At n meeting to day of the National Asso
ciation of ( iunur.il Bngcago ncunts HII nt-
tempt was undo to compromise on n uniform
chau'cof 15 per cent of the unlimited first-
class fare lor excess baggage , but both east
ern and western manaicors i ejected the piop-
osltlon. The foimer will mlhere to the 13
percent established and the roads west of
Chicago will continue to charge lC a' per
cent.
cent.Atn meeting of the Chicago and Ohio
river pool to-day a lesolutlou was adopted
dissolving that organisation Mareh 81. A
committee was appointed to consider a plan
for n traffic nssoclatlou to take the place of
the present ono and become operative April
1. Its object Is to bo the maintenance of
law fill rates under the Ian * .
A consolidation was effected to day be
tween th Western , Not thweterii and South
western Passenger associations. This new
organisation will bo known us the Western
States Passenger asssoclntlon. An execu
tive committee was created consisting
of the general managers of the association
lines. J. N. Abbott was madueliau man , tak
ing that title instead of commissioner. Inter
state passes were aboli shed. K.ieh load was
left to deal with state passes ns It pleases. A
svstem of penalties and lines will bo estab
lished to be Inflicted for Infractions of the as
sociation iitlcs.
At the annual meeting of the Illinois Cen-
Ual Railroad company hero to-day , I,4b3
stockholders , owning 107.7.VJ shares , were
represented. Stuvvesant Klsh , Edward II.
lUirlman and William Waldorf Astor were
elected dliectors to servo lor lour years Irom
M.iy5 ! ! , ISbT. To fill a vacancy John C.
Welling was elected director for the remain
der ot the term ending May 2-5 , Ibi7.
Affairs of the Wabash.
ST. Louis. March P. Aiguments on the
petition ol the bondholders of the Chicago
division of the Wabash , St. Louis & Pacific
railroad that Sl50,000 surplus OUT the total
expenses of that division bo tinned over to
them nnd not diverted to the payment of de
ficits of non-paving blanches of the svstem ,
was concluded In the United States district
court to-day. The couit deferred decision
in the matter until March 131.
Tlio board of diroctois of the Wabash
Western road met nt the Southern hotel tills
afternoon and organl/ed by electing the fol
lowing officers : President , O. 1) . Ashloy. of
New Yoik ; vice presidents , Edgar T. Wells ,
ot Hnrtfoid. nnd A. A. Talmago , of St.
Louis ; secretary nnd treasiuer , James F.
How , St. Louis ; general munairer , A. A.
Talmage ; assistant sccretaiy , William W.
Bench.
_
IIEECIIRR'S DUATII.
Views of the London Papers on the
Ijll'e of the Gront Preacher.
LONDON , March 9.- [ Now York Herald
Cable Special Telegram to the Bii5.J The
Daily Telegraph , speaking this morning of
the late Mr. Henry Want Beecher's death ,
says In an oxhaustlvo editorial , smacking of
the style of George Augustus Sala : "Without
comparing him with living clergymen. It
would bo an Injustice to say that Theodore
1'arkersui passed him In erudition aud Chi- :
pln in fervid eloquence. "
The Dally Cluonlcle , per contra , calls him
"America's most notable pulpit orntor , " and
adds : "Ills pulpit style was not univor-nlly
admired In this country , having been what Is
termed too theatrical to suit the culinary
taste of the English public. "
The Times thus sums him up as a preicher :
"Mr. Beecher was to the last degree uncon
ventional , humor and pathos being very
freely Intermingled in his discourses. Dra
matic In bearing , ho filled Ins sermons with
Illustrations drawn from all sourcss , never
tonrettlng , ho\vevcr , allusions applicable to
tlm times. "
The News , Standard and Post nro more
biographical than critical towards the dead
orator.
orator.iMir.smENT ci.ivniAi.n's : SOHIIOW.
WASHING TON , March U. ( Special Tele
gram to the Bin.I President Cleveland will
not tin able to attend the obsequies of the
late Henry Ward Beeeher on account of his
otliclal duties here. The president expresses
his deep sorrow at the event to-day but de
clined to say anything tor publication In the
toun of an Interview.
Tim FUNinjAi , .
Nr.w YORK , March ! . Anangements for
ho funeral ot tlm late Henry Ward Beecher
are not yet completed , but it his been decided
It should be a public one , tlio services at the
house belmr A strictly private ono. Services
will be conducted nt the house by Dr. S. 11.
all of the church of the Trinity. None but
.he family will be admitted to these services ,
which vv 111 be of the simplest nature. The
body will bo escorted to Plymouth church nt
he close ot the family service.by tlio Thlr-
eenth regiment ot Brooklyn , of which
Beecher was chaplain. The rogi-
incut will then be dismissed
and will leave company G , which
Is known ns thn Plymouth company , nnd Is
composed chiefly ot membeis of Boecher's
congregation , to remain on guard while ( .ho
body Is laid In state In the church. Tlio church
will remain open nil day Thuisdny and
irlends and members of the congregation
will have the hist piivile o of passing bofoio
the body. Friday the chinch will bo thrown
open to the public. This course has been
rendered necessary in consequence ot the
largo circle of friends nnd admirers of the
great divine. The cltl/.ens committee , of
which ox-Mayor Setli Low Is chairman , will
have charge of the body until the Intciment
Saturday.
The body was embalmed to-day. The face
was not pinched , but It had flattened out
much. Mrs. Beecher was taken out by n
friend for relief and a drive this afternoon ,
but returned thoroughly exhausted. Fears
are entertained that she will not long survive
her husband.
"Now It la Out. "
( CopyrtyM 1W by Jamti Qtirtlan Jltnnrtt\ \
LONDON , March 0. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEU.J This morning's
Chronicle , In n dispatch from Home , says :
The voluminous statement of Mgr. Stranlero
was telegraphed over In extonso on Thursday
night last to America. Leo XIII. Is not
bound by his ablegate. In an Interview
which 1 had to-day with Cardinal Gluttons ,
followed by another with Mgr. Stranloro ,
both the prlmato nnd the nblcgnte
assured mo that their reports , al
though published by a wonderful stroke
of newspaper enterprise , were In the ( list Instance -
stance confidential. "Seeing , however , "
added his eminence , "that It is nil out now.
I once more affirm that 1 am and over shall
be the enemy of plutocracy and of corpoia-
tlons of men with no soul. The Catholic
church ot America , as elsewhere , will take the
bide of the weaker against the stronger. In
this Instance tliero can be no question ol
secret societies. Mr. Povvderly nnd many ol
the other chiefs are good Catholics. Above
all , " added the prlmato of tbo American
church , "do not let It go forth thai
tliero Is nny essential difference bet ween
the cardinal , archbishop of Quebec nnd my
self on this subject. The Ficnch Canadian
society Is not that of the United States , anc
perhaps the French ecclesiastical or admin
istratlvtt mind Is more Inclined to take alarm
than we are and see revolutions behind ever )
hedge. Depend upon it , the American gov
ernmenl is quite able to t < tVe care of itsell
and of the Interests of American citizen *
There will be plenty of time to consider at
norts of side Uaues nhtn they art ) raised . "
CATHOLICISM IN AMERICA.
Views Expressed By the Late Papal Able-
gate to This Country.
SOME INTERESTING SUBJECTS ,
Thn Advisability of n t'npal Nuncio to
Tills Country Discussed Illmnnrclc
lialns Another I'lU-llnmonlary
Victory 1'oruluu NOWM.
Cnthollu ( JticHflons Discussed.
[ Copt/tti/M ISlm Jitinci ( Ionian /Jcmi'tf.l
KOVIK , Much it. fNnw York Herald *
Cable Special to the Bin | I have as-
cei tallied that In addition to the reunrks on
the Knights of Labor ulicady cabled to the
Br.i : the secret report of Mgr. Stranlero whllo
papal nblcgnto in the United States , cm-
braces a number of subjects lutciesting to
thu Catholic chuicli In America. Among a
score of other points the monslgnrur has
troitod the questions of mixed marriage ,
church and stile , thu Catholic hlcrachy In
Amcilca , Catholic jouinallsm and Amer
ican nuncios. Mgr. Stinnleio evidently had
his eyes opjn wnllo traveling through the
United States. His views on the whole
are very linpaitlal nnd very free from that
piejudlce which perhaps has been natural
enough In an Italian ecclesiastic seeing so
novand so strong a country. Hols lull oC
admiration foi the freedom of American In
stltutlon nnd the tolriant splilt which has
permitted nnd oven encouraged the wonder
ful government of American Catholicism.
This Inquiry into
TIIH QUESTION OK JIIXKD MAIIIU.VUES
leads him to the conclusion that they arc , on
the whole , favorable to the spicad of Catholi
cism. Ho mentions that Protestants , as a
rule , scum to rccard alliances with Catholics ]
as a come down , the fact bolug paitly ex
plainable bv the poverty of the vast majority
of American Catholics. The expression
of a "freo church In a free state , " ho saya
means far more In the United States than1
some Kuiopcan countiles. Church and state
nro absolutely Independent of each other.
America gives a striking proof ol how a
church can llvo and flourish without tlio sup
port of government subsidies. In a cliaptoc
devoted to
tomi
mi : AMKitirAN inniiAiiciir ,
he speaks in glowing terms of the virtue *
and talents of many of tlio aichbtshops , bish
ops and piclatcs ho met. Inter alias , ho ,
speaks of the Illustrious Mgr. Hynn nnd ot his
golden eloquence ; of ArchbKhop Williams ,
the wise unit piudent ; of Cardinal ClUbons ,
who has so largo a ihuro of the piudouce ,
zeal and courtesy essential to the modern
pastor ; of Archbishop Feehan , who , ho re
marks , boasts of n richer and handsomer iesl
deuce than even Cardinal Gibbons ; of reso
lute Hlaluip Ireland ; ot Mgr. Kcnyck , tha
patriarch of the episcopacy , nnd of his ox-y
emplary piety nml Inflexible character , nndot
ilgr. Salpointe , of Santa Fe.
AMERICA'S ruruni : CATHOLICISM.
In the last chapter of his icpoit Mgr. '
Str.uiiero takes n sanguine view of tlio futuia
of Ameilcan Cathollcslm and thinks It pecu
liarly nnd admirably suited to the American
Ideal which , both In matters civil and ccclcJ
siastical , Is positive and sorlous , and not un <
willing to icst on authority. j
In a paiagraph on journalism , after rather
severely beginning by the remark that jourV
nallsm that is dognastlc and journalism that1
Is partisan belongs to the plninics of the age/ /
he adds It would bo useful If journalism
limited Its mission to keeping Its reader !
posted day by day about all that was happen
ing In the world , but that Itbocome-iailango/
when It seeks by virulence and polemical j
pressure to force Its opinions down the ,
tluoatsof the public. \
AN AMEIHCAN NUNCIO. * '
FlnallvMjr. Stranlero very candidly sub *
milled to the holy father his views on the
much debated question as to the policy and *
possibility of appointing a nuncio to
Ameilca. Hero I am able to quote mora
fully. Mgr. Stranlero begins , of course , by
repeating the familiar nrgumont about tlio
Inconvenience and slowness of existing ro
tations between Homo aud America. "Would
it not bo well , " he nsks , "to remedy all this
by establishing nn npostollc degree nt some
point In tlio United Stttcswlth full powers
from the holy see , thus forming a link be
tween Homo and AmciIoaV Ho U quite !
llvo to the dllllcultles of the plan ,
lo foresees it would be distasteful to
ninny of the bishops and detestable to !
nany Protestants , but much hostility would ,
10 feels sure , be overcome If the deleatd
vero to bi'gln his task moderately , avoiding
he title nnd pomp of nuncio and holding
aloof from diplomatic matters , while ho con ?
ined himself strictly to ecclesiastical busi
ness. "Above all to have any chance of sue-
.ess , " remarks Mgr. Stianlcro , "the apos-i
ollc delegate must be nn American. This
arrangement would make the delegation
norely a branch of the propaganda. " As to
he most fitting place In which to make tha
experiment , he hesitates between Baltimore
and Philadelphia , the American Home )
Washington and New Yoik. After welgu-
ng the pros and cons ho dealduj in favor ot
'
New 1'ork.
BISMAHOK VICTORIOUS.
The Reichstag Passes thn Second
Heading of the Soptcmmte.
Ifopurlu/if / 1SS7 bu James Out don Ilinnctt. ] '
BniiLi.v , Match 9.--Now [ York Herald
Cable-Special to the BIE. : ] Pilnco BIs-4
marck gained to-day his greatest parliamen
tary victory. The second reading of tha
" > optennate" was passed by nn overwhelm"
Ing majority. Moreover , by admirable tac
tics , the chancellor mannzed to split both ,
the center and progressist parties. The cen
ter feared to show the full extent of Its weak
ness and refused to vote at all , so that only
Catholic votes were cast for the "soptnn-
nate. " All to-day there has been great ex
citement In Berlin. The Clipzlgor strusse.
In front of the reichstag , was so ctowdod
that It was almost Impossible to enter oc jj
leave the building. The galleiles and tha
floor were packed , and so Intense was the In
terest among the deputies that many stood >
throughout the session In order to bo nearer
the speakers. With eager attention tha
house watched the conversation ( conducted
In whispers ) betheen Herr Wlndthorst and1
Hlchter , the leader. } , respectively , of tliu Cath
olics and progressionists , us to what they
would do to hold their followers together.
Then Baron Yon Frankenstein , In answer to
whose questions about the the center party )
the second of the now famous Jaeoblnl let
teis was sent to the papal nuncio at Munich ,
announced that the center still favored tha , -f
three years' term , but being In a hopeless * *
minority would not vote nor speak further
on that question. This , even , was not enough'
to hold the party toetner. After ho ia (
down , Herr Audober , a Catholic leader , an
nuunced that ho nnd his followeis must vote
for the "acptennate. "
Up to this point the discussion had been ' , 4
sharp nnd crisp and the auditors kept silence , ' '
but seeing the revolt of the center , nnd know'
ing their pirty would be thereby encouraged jj
to break their party llne.s , Heir Bambergdi '
nnd other progressionists lenders ,
I.osr'IIIKIII IKJIl'KRS i
und began an impolite abuse ol Prince Dig
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