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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
SIXTEENTH YEAB. OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING , MARCH 12 , 1887. NUMBER 216
A COMBINATION IN CAUCUS ,
Forty Members of the Honso Unite to Kill
Off Appropriations !
PROHIBITION KNOCKED OUT.
Colliy nnil Kooklcy Nearly Como to
JlloMSterling's llnllroml Tn\n-
tlon Kill Ucunmtncnilcil For
C CoJby'H Killed.
i In thn House.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 11. [ Special Telo
< ? ram to thu Bti.1 : .Mr. Itandall of Clay ,
pie-entcd a pellllon from the Sutton board
of trade requesting the passage of house roll
W , providing for tlio development of the
great Industries of thu stale.
Key. B. Koyco and hlteen others fiom
Starling , asked for the submission o : the pro
Thu committee on miscellaneous subjects
recommended thopissage of house roll 4 .
The Fchool bill for metropolitan cities was
ordered for engrossment
Thu committee on judiciary recommended
the indelinllu postponement of house roll
4TO , and Ihu passaco of rolls 4S , 183 , IbG , 55
House roll Sfifl , establishing a military code
for manufacturers , was made the special
order for Tuesday at 10 o'clock.
On motion of Mr. Tiuesdell thopxpensc in
the contest case of Tucddelt vs Uopur ,
amounting to SIW.C3 , was ruleircd to the
committee ou claims.
On million of Mr. Ballaid a committee ,
consisting of Messrs. Ballard , llclmiod.
Keif , Cameron , Wetherald , Bentley and
Miller , was authorized to view thu West
Lincoln saline lands , and report the sale
value of the same.
On motion of Mr.gee , a resolution re-
employing all the dischaigcd help of the
house , was tabled.
A resolution ot Mr. Miller , of Butler , ap
pointing ahoimi'pathlc physician as superin-
dent of the Norfolk asylum , was tablet ! .
Mr. Kwlng'a motion to investigate the
charges against thu Western Mutual Llfo In-
Hiiraneo company , of Beatrice , was tabled.
Special order wai made of senate file32 ,
providing aealnst the pooling of gtaln or
provision dealeis for Match 15 ,
2 p. m. ; House bill 4TO. Monday
10 a. in. ; house roll l.V > , Wednesday , 1030 ; u.
m. ; house rolls II1. , wo , 101 , 403 , pilmlng
bills lor T : : to-nl.'ht.
House rolls 4H ( and 4S1 , and senate file li :
\\ero ordered to a thiid reading.
Five thousand dollars were voted ox-
Governor Furnas for set vices as Now
Orleans exposition commissioner by a votu
of 78 to 11.
The question of recommitllng the appro
prtatlou of Si5,000 : , made two days ago lor
the institution tor the blind at Nebtaska
City , brought out a long discussion , durlnir
which It was discovered that many members
felt that al ! thu appropriations had been
made in a very reckless way. The bill was
liccess until 2 p. m.
Mr. Andres of Domrlas moved to lecomniit
house toll 'JO , providing for the appropriation
of S'AOOO lor the erection ot two tamlly
houses and several oilier structures at the re
Mr. Caldnell sild the refeienco was to
thwait legislation and encourage combina
tion. No more Inmates could be admitted to
the school unless this appropriation were
Mr. Elsley of Madison was surprised at the
conduct of the members. This bill had been
Introduced In the earlv part of tlm session ,
had been considered , been staved off several
times , and now It looked as If they mlirht bo
( staved off for forty days moio. If there Is a
combination In this house ho wanted to
break it These bills ought to be either killed
or passed Immediately.
Mr. Agee denounced the principle by
which he 'thought some metnbcis were
actuated , of retaliation , because certain
members did not get all they had asked for.
Mr. Pemberlon said ho had made no com
bination and had asked no appropriation.
Mr. Miller said he was there to toll them
that when they voted money for those Insti
tutions they wore giving awav what belonged
to thu farmers of this state w ho were work
ing hard raising corn , which sold perhaps for
in cents per bushel. Yet he had often watched
the countenance of members , and knew that
when many of them voted they were voting
against their honest convictions and because
ot combinations Into winch they had en
tered. Ho had even hcaid Mr. Ageu refer In
the normal school matter of aiding others If
they would assist In that light.
Mr. Ageo That Is false.
Mr. Miller What Is that ?
Mr. Agoo I say It's not so. It's false.
Mr. Miller I've heaid It several times. You
can't deny It Don't you got excited.
Mr. Agee took Mr. Miller'sadvlco and kept
Mr. Watson said ho did not believe In the
Mnccrlty of those \vlu > were moving to re
commit these bills. His bill relating to the
blind asylum had been referred ; neverthe
less ho did not feel llko opposing the bill lor
thn reform school. This reference was
actuated by splto. and he would now ask Mr.
W lift moro whether or not he attended a
caucus last night
Mr. Whltmoru 1 don't know that I am
tinder any obligation to bo catechised by the
gentleman. [ Laughter.J
Mr. Watson understood that very well , and
If the gentleman did not desire to answer
the question the speaker would withdraw the
same. Mr. Whitmore had said this mornlne
that he was not opposed to the blind asylum
appropriation because the speaker had done
anything mean. "Well , " said Mr. Walson ,
" 1 nope when 1 kneel down to-nUht to say
my prayers that I may conscientiously
bo nblo to say the same thine of him.
[ Laughter. J But 1 can't do It Week alter
week , thlsinan ( meaning Mr. Whltmoru ) has
tat upon the tloor and told us until wo got
to know It by heart that 'everybody know that
he would do this or that1 llohas told us what
was done In this house two years ago , but I
Very much fear that two years hence ho will
not then bu able to tell what took place hero
twooaisago. It Is time to pull tlio mask
nil' this man who attends a scciet caucus to
block tlio wheels of legislation. Ho has sat
hero day alter day , and yet It Bel/chub him
self , thu prince of tricksteis , should come
here and see him. he would be compelled to
turn his back and take to tlio woods. There
nru tricksters on this tloor who ought to bu
exposed , and If 1 were to act as the lexco-
graphcr ot the future 1 would cut out the
word "tilckster" and Insert the photographs
of some of the people here. "
Mr. Whltmoro replied , explaining why ho
had voted to recommit the appiopriation for
the blind asylum , and admitted that he had
attended a caucus the object of which was to
luotect the state from dishonest rings , and
hu gave the gentleman ( Mr. Watson ) and
those who. were associated with him uotlcu
to look out for themselves.
Mr. Bowman called the ayes and nays , and
the motion to recommit vvus lost by a vote
of S3 toiil .
The bill was then road a third time and
passed , it requited 07 votes and iccelved
just that number In the i.thnnatlve , is in the
negative , Messrs. Helmrod. Andres , Mst-
thieson and Smyth ot Douglas voting In thu
Mr. McConaughy's bill. Xo. 21 , providing
for the following amendment to section 'J7 ,
article 1 , ot the constitution , was icad : "The
manufacture , sale or keeping tor sale ol
malt , spirituous or vinous liquors as a bever
age Is prohibited. " A votu was taken will
the following result :
A > es Abrahamson. Agee , Akin , Alexan
tier , Andiovvs , Babcock , lialley.BalrilBallard
IJrown.CameionCannon , i\Cralc , Crane
Dempster , Dlllcr , Egglcston , Fcuton , Fox
Fuller , ( irccn , llorst , Jearr , Kcnney. .atta
MaiHhall , McConiughr , McUrew. IcKennu
Miller , Mlnnlx , Newcomer , Newton , Nlchol
Norrls , Peters , Itandall , Satchell , Snamn
Sweet Thornton , Tingle , Truesdell. Weth
orald. Wilson , YuUy , Mr. Speaker ti
Nays-Andres , Bmitloy.Hick , Bowman
Caldwcll , Dickinson , Elsley , Kills , Kwlnj :
FranU. Fuclis , Gaftord. Gamble. Garvoy , ( ill
inure , Harrison , Jluydeu. Helmrod , Helper
Knox , King , Llcsveld. Mattlilcsou , McCann
Overtoil , Pemberton , Itaymond , Itluf , Itus
fell , Schwab , Slmms , Slater. Smyth. Tracy
' iruer , Tyson , Teach. Wardlaw. Watson
' " - Whltraore , Wllhelnuen , Wllsey
-rVoung-4& , . ,
Lord , Sluianek , Sullivan , Underbill and
explanations of their votes were made bv
Messis. Andres , Klsley , lialfoid , llelmtod ,
Keluer , Latta.JKicf , Slater and Tracy.
Sixty votes weiu required to cany the bill
and it was accordingly lost. The announce
ment was icccivod with applau e. Mr. llorst
jumped to his feet and declared that the vote
was the result of trading for the normal bill
and hi ! could show facts. He was asked to
show the same , but didn't
Mr. I'emberton wanted the bill rc-rcfyrrrd
to the committee on eniolled and engrossed
bills , but failed of his aim.
Mr. ilusscll now wanted Mr. llorst to
show what he knew of trading , but was
ruled out of onler.
Mr. I'.lsley's bill , Xo. SO. appioprlatlng
S9J,700 lor two wings to tl : Xortolk iiisanu
asvluiu , was killed bv a vole ot 47 to 4'5 after
It had failed of tecommlttmcnt to the com
mittee of the whole. Messrs. Andre' , il.it-
theson , Smyth and Whitmoio ot Douglas
voted in the negative.
The house spent an hour In useless talk
and voting on adjourning and taking are-
cess. When it was announced that two
senators were about to pulveri/.o each other
in the senate , several of the members rushed
to take in the show. The rail of the house
was made several times , yet enough members
could not bo seemed to either tiansact busi
ness or adjourn. Kitty members at one tlmo
nskod to lie excused , and when it was found
that the asklnc members had voted "wroni : "
on the subject his application was gruflted
with "object , object. " An adjournment was
finally taken at 7 o'clock , notwithstanding a
special order tot S this evening.
The nations referred to In Mr. Watson's
warm allusion to Mr. Whitmore displayed
Its strength In tliedisnositlon of the two bills
above interred to. The end of It has not > ot
been reached. It has already killed the Nor-
fold asylum appropriations , recommitted that
lor the blind asylum at Nebraska Cltv , and
allowed that for the Improvements at the re
form school at Kearney to pass without a
superlluous vote. Hie worst teatuieof this
perhaps Is the killing of theapproprlatlon for
furnishing the Norfolk asylum , without
which that new structure cannot be put Into
use. Whether this act will bo reconsidered
remains to be seen. The combination
at the ciueus consisted of about tony mem
bers of the house. It has already struck ter
ror unto the hearts ot many who have been
anxious for appiopriations , ynt who have
been voting at will when they were asked for
favors. In the combination are a number
whoaiu determined to stop thn reckless diain
upon the treasury and to pay up old scores.
LINTOI.V , Neb. , March 11. [ Special Tele
gram to the HII : : . | Under bills on third
reading the bill aiithori/.lni ; county boards to
borrow money and issue bonds for the pay
ment theieof for the erection or otherwise
punldu the necessary county buildings , was
passed by the senate.
A bill relating to the purchase , sale and
lease of railroads in certain cases was passed.
House bill delining the crime of giand
laicenyand providing a penalty thciolor.
was passed. The special committee reported
on the employes of the senate , recommend
ing the discharge of a few mid that none be
allowed e\tia pay or pay lor Sunday woik.
Laid over one day.
The senate went Into committee of the.
whole and tool : up Mr. Sterling's bill relating
to taxing of all railroad propeity outside ot
the lOOteetrieht ot way.
Mr. Colby had his bill considered at the
same time , claiming it contained the .same
provisions lor taxing railroad and telegraph
property exactly as other propeitv. not
chan Kin : ; the law as to how it is assessed. It
provides that a city , piccinctor township
shall get a proper sh.ito of the tax of the rail
road property In each for local purposes out
of the total assessment returned to the
county clerk by tliu state hoaid.
Mr. Moore thought the bill a good one as
far as It iocs , but the local assessor should
list all railroad property outside of right of
wav as he did all other property.
Mr. Meiklejohn objected to the bill of Mr.
Colby , as the cities and towns would get
the solo benefit , to the detriment of the coun
try precincts. Tending discussion the com
mittee arose and the senate took a recess till
The senate met at a o'clock and Immedi
ately went into committee of the whole to re
sume consideration of the bills of Messrs.
Sterling and Colby upon the subject of iall-
way taxation. Mr. Colby explained that ho
had been mistaken In saving that the bills
are idenllcal. He had found that Mr. Ster
ling's bill was a very radical one , and sought
to change tliu manner of assessment ot rail
way property from that preset Ibed by the
present law. The speaker's bill did not make
any change In this regard , but It provided
that paitlcular localities can .secure a proportionate
tionate amount of the tax paid to the coun
ties by the railroads , as returned by the
state auditor. He held that everything cm-
ployed in the operation of a rallro.ul should
bo assessed by the state board , just as It Is.
and that all u > al cstato belonging to the
roads not so employed , should be assessed as
all other such property , tor taxation for all
Mr. Duras said Inasmuch as Mr. Colby had
said there was great variance in the bills , he
thought that they could not be considoicd
together , and ho wanted them considered
Mr. Colby moved that his bill be recom
mended to pass.
Mr. Sterling moved to amend that his bill
(251) ) be recommended to pass. Ho said :
"The objections urged against bill > l by the
gentleman from Gage 1 do not consider ten
able. The position , as I understand It , Is
that ho regards the state board as being vastly
more competent to assess the value of that
character of property beyond the Uftr-foot
limit than the local assessors are. If that
argument was true , and it the stat beard
have a better knowledge of the value of that
character of property than other men have ,
then there Is some force to his argument ,
lint the assessments of railroad property in
this state would hardly warrant a man In
that conclusion. The object of bill Uol is to
subject to taxation all ptoperty within the
limit ol the riiiht ot way and fifty feet on
either side thereof of the character of prop-
euv named In that clause all machine and
lopalr shops , buildings , all siipcistructuieson
the right of way , tool-houses , etc. , that
class of improvements within that limit
are to be assessed by the local
assessor , and also all side tracks more than
titty feet distant from the main track , and
also all real and personal property outside.
It goes much fuither than the bill of the con'-
tlcman fiom Gage and will result In more
coed to the localities where tills property Is
located , 1 think. 1 should presume Iroiu the
returns of the various railroads to the audr
tor of state , showing the property they have
for taxable purposes , together with their estl'
mate of valuation , that all ot that propertj
named In this clause piactlcally escapes tax
ation at the present time , and that Justice be
done to them the same as citl/ens , and thai
Its valuation should be fixed by the saint
man. 1 can see no reason why the local as
sessor Is not just as competent to assess thai
pioperty as 1s the state board , who perhap *
do not sea it at all. 1 say that OU per cent ol
of the value of such property escapes taxa
tlon to-day and an examination of the re
poits of the various roads will bear mo oui
In this. "
Mr. Duras said : "As has been stated , i
change ot the present system would EIVO the
privilege of more taxation by tliu dllforeni
municipalities and different precincts. 1
have looked Into the statement of the stati
auditor and tiud for what amount the rail
roads are taxed In the different counties. Ir
Saline the U. & M. is taxed on a valuation o
812,403 per tulle. 1 also tind the net earning
ot the s.uueroad to be 8ll , : 5 per mile. Xow
If this statement Is Uue , nncl It Is the enl :
oftlclal statement wo have , their net earning
nearly equal their amount assessed for taxn
tton , and It looks to me that if In our count ;
they are assessed only Sl'.OOO , while the !
earnings are 511,000 , they could not bay
boon properly assessed for all their depots
etc. . and all appurtenances bilonglng to tin
road In cities llkq Lincoln , Omaha , Kearnei
Grand Island. Beatrice , etc. It look tn m
that the state board , not belli * ; able to ascei
tain the trim facts , is obliged la go by the re
ports of the railway olticers. As wo al
know , when It comes to the time for assess
ruent of our propuity for the purpos
of taxation , we are always very poor , and 1
Is very reasonable to suppose that the rail
roads are putting their property down to
low figure In order to escape taxation as muc
as possible. Hut If we go to work and ador
another system It e pass a law by whlc
local assessors will hae to RO and assess tti
property according to their knowledge , the
we may reasonably expect that tUe rallroa
companies wilt bo taxed moro properly. It
may be easy for the state board to find the
valuation of the main line , but It Is very hard
for It to tind out whether the machine shops
at Omaha are worth S'JO.OOO or 3J.OOO.OOO. It
Is Impossible for the state board to find out
what this property Is worth. Therefore 1
think the change Iroiu the present system to
the local system will be better and not against
the assessment of the dllTcrcnt counties. 1
expect that the assessment of the different
counties where they do not have any shops
and expensive depots will remain the same
or perhaps just the same as It Is at the
piesent time , and in addition the rallioads
will have to pay taxes on the balance of the
property they own In the different towns. At
least It looks to mo so by comparing state
ments of the state auditor wheie they claim
that the earnings are SI 1,000 and the assess
ment ot road In Saline county only S12.0JO.
Mr. Colby The question Is as tohlch bill
re m ullcs the evil. If ( here is any argument
that can lie adduced whereby wo could divide
up fiancliises. right-of-way and tracks of a
railway company by two different systems
for assessing the same property or Darts of
the same property , 1 tall to see it The billet
ot Mr. Sterling provides that the rlghl-of-
wav and the Hack upon it 100 feet In width ,
shall bu assessed and valued by the state
boird , but the side tracks and richt-of-wav
and their franchises outside of the titty foot
shall be assessed for local taxation ; that tlie
100 feet appraised by the stale board shall go
just exactly as It has b en going , and the
cities and towns and precincts and
school dlstilcts get no benelit fiom
it. The evil which 1 desire
to remedy is that these railroads , so tar as
property is concerned , shall be assessed ex
actly as the personal pioperty of any one
else , it leaves franchises , light of way and
railroad stock exactly us It is valued now by
the state board.
Mr. Sterling's bill. 251was recommended to
piss. Mr. Colby's bill , 21S , was continued
for future action.
The senate then adjourned.
Pugilism In tbc Senate.
LINCOLNNeb. . , March 11. ( Special Tele
gram to the UKI : . ] The pugilistic belt that
has been lylne In the house In the center
aisle between Uus.sell and Smyth has now
taken up permanent quarters In the state sen
ate. Just at thoclosoof the attci noon senalo
session Colby ot Gage and Keckley of York
came nearer having a mill than anything
that has thus far transpired the present ses
sion. Tht ) afternoon session was diowsy ,
but after adjoin nrncnt the body of the .stato
militia from Gage woiked a sentiment In
light tracedy with .Mr. Keck ley ot STork that
made the members think that a committee on
pensions would have to bo raised at
once. The trouble arose In the discussion of
Mr. Burnham's bill to dclino a way for lall-
roads to secure title to state lands that they
might choose to cross , Mr. Steiling wanted
tliu bill recommitted , and this btotight Colby
lo his feet , who , in a characteristic speech ,
fired Insinuations right and left. He was not
content with tiring his vocabulary at Sterling
and Included Keckley of Yoik , SpUek ot
Washington , T/.schuck of Douglas In a gen
eral catalogue of those knowing how to vote
and to discern proper legislation. When
some ol'these subjects of his verbal assaults
attempted to call him to order Colby
adopted his usual tactics of drowning their
voices , the voice of the president pro tern ,
and the sound of the gavel In a hairanu'ue
keyed to the high notes. Mr. Keckley ob
tained the lioor , and while ho Is usually tlm
calmest man on the Iloor , ho .showed his
anger unmistakably and used a few v'goious '
words In reply t'tat ' brouuht Colby up again
and the personalities becime bitter. Mr.
Linn , to quell the Impending riot , moved an
adjournment , which prevailed. Hut befoic
the members had scarcely left their seats Mr.
Colby and Mr. Keckley had revived the dis
cussion in the rear of the chamber. The
honouble senators gathou-d around and It
wasnotlcoablo that sumo of them placed them
selves In readiness for peacemakers at once.
In the angry discussion that took place
Mr. Keckloy Informed Colby that no man
should Impugn his motives and Insinuate
that ho did not know nnd vote the way his
constituents desired. Ho said that the gen
tleman fiom Gage should not talk talscly
about him and bully him. The warrior from
Gage , in an excited key , retorted that ho was
no bully , nor coward , nor Ignorant , as the
senator from York. Mr. Keckley said that
ho would not disgrace the statu of Nebraska ,
the senate chamber , or hluisclt by stilkiiii :
Colby there , but ho assuied the colonel
that ho would bo clad lo meet him outside.
Said Colby : "You aw an ignoramus , nnd
I am not afraid of you or.any ot your Ilk. "
Said Mr. Keckley ; "You are a bully and a
Said Mr. Colby : "You are a liar. "
At this Mr. Keckley's light list started In
thodliectlon ot Colby's features ou a voyaco
of discovery , but Tom Majors hurled himselt
upon Colby and Senator Linn se'ued Mr.
Keckley , while mutual friends suriounded
the two principals. Shortly alter , Mr. Colby
emerged with his hat trom the cloak room
and , approachinc Mr. Keckioy , apnlogl/ed
on Ills part and proffered his hand. Mr.
Keckioy quietly accepted the proffer of peace ,
and the calm.dunliied and decorous senate of
thobtataof Nebraska adjourned , having the
episode for an evening's discussion In the
LINCOLN , Neb. . Marclt 11. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hii.1 : : Whllasenate file 214 was
under discussion in that body about f > o'clock
tills afternoon some bitter tongue-lashing
was indulged in between Senators Keckley
and Colby that came very near ending in a
knock-down and drag-out Colby had been
bulldozing Senator Sterling in the discussion
of the bill , which i elates to the right of way
lor lallroads across the saline lands of Lin
coln to the .stock vards. Keckioy took sides
with Sterlinir , and the battle rawd hot.
Colby called Keckioy a lunk-head , at
which Keckley ictorted by calling Colby
a bulIdo/.liiL' coward. Colby tired back by
calling Keckley a liar. That last icmark
called Keckioy to arms and ho hauled oil to
knock Colby down , when Senator Majois
stepped In between thorn and commanded
the peace. Other senators rushed ; In and
marcned the belligerents off to their respec
tive cornei.s. Through the Inlluenco of the
peacemakers the matter was finally compro
mised , Colbv apologizing , Keckioy extended
his hand. The senate adjourned and all
hands walked out and took a drink. The
senate for a time looked llko the class that
gather to witness a light The air was
blue and the scene had a icory forecast.
How Cnttlc Have Wintered.
CMKYENNE , Wyo , , March 11. ( Special
Telegram to the Uii : . ] The weather for the
past tow weeks lias been delightful In Wyom
ing and cattlemen now hope to pull llirough
In very fair shape. The snow fall In many
parts of the state has been greater the nist
winter than lias been known for years. The
principal losses will be In the Hullo Fourchu
and 1'owder river country whore the ranges
were overstocked. The feed , though good ,
was shoit , and the snow tall phenomenal.
The losses In that section will come close tc
25 per cent. In other regions , except per
haps Svveetvvater , the losses will not bo moic
than the avor.ue.
It Will Not Reflect.
, Wyo. , March 11. [ Special Tel
egram to the HIK. : ] The Mirror , a weekly
Catholic paper , has collapsed. The Instltir
tlon carried about $1,400 In mortgages helJ
principally by St. John's Catholic chinch In
s Lynch Law.
iF.vi.MOfTii , Ky. , March 11. [ Special Tele
y gram to the UKE. ] William Jackson , whc
IC r , murdered llrodo 1'ryer , In April , ISSo , wai
yesterday found guilty and sentenced tu
twenty years In the penitentiary. The vcr
diet was very dissatisfactory to the populace
and last ntilit a crowd ot masked men at
tacked the jail , took Jackson out and hum
him to a tree.
liitlluim'tf Lilimtciiant Govornok-slilp
INDIANAPOLIS , March 11. The case o
Smith against Hobcrtson to determine tin
question of the disputed lieutenant govor
norshlp was finally settled to-day , so far a
the courts are concerned , when the supremi
eoirV denied Smith's petition for a rehearing
The court holds In effect that the cenera
assembly is the only tribunal competent ti
ou the question. , .
FEARS OF AN APRIL PANIC ,
General Apprehension Over the Continued
Accumulation of the Surplus.
MORE BOND C&.LLS NEEDED.
The Stnto Ucpartniont Not Yet In
i'osBossloii of the llotnllntory
Act Shrewd Trlaku liy
Fears of n Panic Pclr.
WASHINGTON' , March 11. [ Special Tel
egram lo the Uun.J Treasurer Joidan
shares In the apprehensions o.xoresscd in
some quaiteis that there is dancer of a panic
resulllng from the continued accumulation
ot the surplus in the treasury. There are
still SVi,000,000 of a per cent bonds subject to
call , which Is perhaps as largo an amount as
the treasury will bo able to redeem during the
next live months. The last call for S10OJO,000
of these bonds will tnatuio April 1 , leaving
843,000,000 to bo redeemed after that date.
Mr. Jordan thinks there may be some In
convenience expressed In business circles in
April ou account of the scaicity of small
bills. In fact there Is already a brisk demand
for small notis at the ticasury , but as the
government has alaigo stock of small gold
coins on hand at the sub-treasury at New
York amounting to moro than S0,000M ,
there seems to bo no Immediate cause for
THK r.Mnnor.NCT NOT I.IKKT.Y TO AIUSK.
The secretary of state has not yet boon
furnished with the retaliatory act passed at
the lecent session of congress. This In
dicates that there Is no haste displayed by
the president In havlnit that measure taken
up for consideration and action. It Is hoped
that no emergency will arise maklni ; the
nntorccment ol the act necessary. If , how
ever , an emergency should arise requiring
tlio enforcement of Its provisions , it will bo
done , not In a vindictive spirit , but rather in
such n manner as will vindicate the rights
and dignity of this country without mani
festing any feeling of a desire to retaliate
harshly upon our Canadian neighbors. The
enforcement of the act is contingent upon
tliu conduct of the Canadian government and
people , and belli ? loft to tlio discretion of
the president , nothing will be done until
further invasions of tlio rights ot Ameiican
fishermen are piactlccd. The fact that the
act has not been deposited with thu state
department may be icgardedas indicative of
a tccllug on the part ol the piesldcnt that no
serious trouble is anticipated ,
.srmMis : or OKPICR-SEKKKUS.
A shrewd triclc is being worked bv ofllco-
scekers to get their application papers laid
in the peisonal hands ot heads ot depart
ments. They do it by sending them under
a special dellvcty .stamo , which delivery
must be made to the person addiessed. They
ate tired of working their way tluough two
or tinco mossenireis and then perhaps a
couple ot private sectetaries. The rosponsi-
bilty of secretailes seeing these communica
tions Is divided up among so many.suborinati's
that it isdillicult for them to tasteu their
vcngcancu lor any failure upon any particu
lar person. Ono messenger says ho gave a
letter or paoor to another messenger , who
stoutly maintains that he never received it
and the private j-ecretary claims that ho does
not remember having seen It. until thu olflco-
seeker becomes real tired. Ho does not llko
thu secretary to say to a member ol.congiess.
when ho Is at last -persuaded to call
at the depfutim'tH ; in his behalf ,
that ho does not remember to have
seen the papers , but supposes that they were
passed tlnoneh In the regular order of bus
iness. The oflico seeker , without exception ,
wants his casu to make an Indelible linpies-
slon upon thn mind ot the secretary , so
finally lie has resorted to the special delivery
stamp. It costs 10 cents , but then he argues
that it Is money well expended , as thu letter
must go diifctly to the secretary In order to
have his receipt. Hu then knows that the
secretary received it The bulk of special
delivery letteis received at thu department
are mailed in the city. The pn vale secretary
receives them , receipts for them In the name
of the bccietary and then they take the leg-
ular course in the department routine. Tno
secretary never sees them any moro than If
they had been mailed without a special
stamp , but It plvcs tlio office seeker an op
portunity of calling the private secretary to
accoi'tit The latter can't evade thoiespon-
slbilitv. Ho must have received the paper
and his Ingenuity Is taxed to account lor the
disposition ot tlio letters or papers In any
wav that will bo satisfactory to the office
I'KN-sIOSS FOH Nr.BItASKANS ANIJ IOWANS.
Pensions issued to-day for Nebraskans :
Mathew IJogan , Omaha : Francis M. Jami
son , Wilsonville ; Ucorico Coe. Walnut
( irove : Joshua W. Baker , Liberty ; l.oroy M.
Burdlck , Bcnkleman : Eugene O'Neill ,
Pensions granted lowans to-day : Martha ,
widow of Ilunry Landcrman , Havre : minor
ot Joseph Plufer , Prairie Citv : Thomas ,
father of John W. Dotson , ( illbertsvllle ;
Kllzaboth E. Nichols , for widow of Joseph
Phi ter , Monroe ; Ernest liotz , Hlveislde ;
John Michael , Ellsport : Henry C. Itubb. In-
diauHpolls ; Benjamin Lyman , Victor ; John
1) . White , Worthlngtou ; 11. Harrliuton ,
Cedar Falls ; Dennis S. Laughton , LuMars ;
U. Wood , Sanborti : Frederick A. Belknap ,
Uoldlli'ld ; Benjamin Abegg. Blakcsbuiv ,
Major John A. Wllcox , KUhtti cavalry , has
been relieved from command at Fort Clark ,
Texas , and ordered to the command of Foit
Kinggold in place of .Major John B. Paiko ,
Sixteenth infantry , who goes to tlio command
of Fort Concho.
Company E , Nineteenth Infantry , ( Cap
tain llichard Vance ) , has been transferred
from Fort Clark to Fort Hinggold'by march
ing company O. Nineteenth Infantry , ( Cap
tain James 11. Bradford ) , from i'ort Brown
to march to Fort Clark and company 1 , nine
teenth Infantry ( Captain Emerson 11.
Llscum ) from from Fortliinggold to match to
Lieutenant Joseph P. Powell , signal corps ,
who Is so seriously 111 , developed such a
dangerous change lor the worse this after
noon that the army attending surgeon was
hurriedly sent for. There Is little possibility
ot his survlvini ! morn than a fuvv days longer.
Fitly recruits uie ordered to the Filth
Post Chaplain John'Vaugh Lewis , United
States army , formerly rector of St. John's
church on Lafayette sqiurn , has been granted
twenty-two days extension ot his leave from
Chaplain Ujorce G.JMulllns , Twenty-fifth
Inlantry , has been reported by tlm lotirlng
board as physically dliabled for acllvo serv
ice , and lie Is placed on hick leave until
further orders , awaiting rethoment
Army furloiuhs authorised : Private Pat
rick Conney , troop I , Second cavalry , Kort
Walla Walla , Washington territory , four
months , to go abroad ; Private 'Ihomas
Smith , troop B , Fourth cavalrv. Fort llua-
chuea , Ari/ona. two months ; Private F. E.
Sloat , troop E , Fourth cavalry , Fort Lowell ,
ArUona , tour months : Trumpeter Henry
Temjile , company F. Ninth Inlantry. Whip-
pie Barracks , Arizona , until Anril 1 ; Private
Moresz Schlrk. company A , Nineteenth In-
fantty. Fort Clark , Texas , tour month.-- , to
go abroad.A .
A rj.rU'IlO-I'NrlUJtONI.V WAlt.
The agtcultural [ department will make r
vigorous campaign against pleuio-pnou
monla with tlio $ . i9,000 appropriated at the
last session ot conuitv-s. A pio.'iammo foi
early action Is now being planned at tliu de
pai linen t , which will bu put into operatlot
whenever the contagion makes its appear-
I'OSTAI. esHANOE .
The name ot the olllce at 8amvllle. Wavm
county , Iowa , was chauaed to Bentonvllle
Wm. Gibbon was lo-day appointed post
master at Mayberry , Pavvneo county , vlci
Phillips I. B. Lazier , reMgnrd , Mrs. Idi
Morlcie , Kale , Webster county , low a , vice J
C. Phelan , resigned.
A Guban Kncounter.
HAVANA , March 11. At Gaunabana , li
thu province of Matanias , the inllitar ,
force recently had an encounter with Male
ga'8 bauds , during which Uio latter lost 1'ou
uicu and six hornes.
WIUTNCV EXI'IjA 1NS.
He Tells How Nnvnl IMitng llnvo IJccn
WASHINOTON , March 11. Secretary Whit
ney to-day furnished a statement touching
the method employed * by the navy depart
ment to procure plans for naval vessels and
machinery. Concerning the repotted dis
charge ol Diaiuhtsman Terry at the Chatham
dock yard , England , ho says : "There Is no
truth In any statement which connects the
navy department with anything clandestine
In the way of obtaining plans abioad or the
secrets of foreign governments. It Is the
business of nvery government to know what
Implements of war are possessed by others ,
tocther with their charactetlstlcs , and in-
foimatlon can easily bu obtained If thn neces
sary trouble Is taken without the necessity of
resorting to any questionable method. "
Sneaking of the two designs purchased by
him for the government Whitney says : "Tho
machinery of the Naiia\va-Kan was a design
of the llawthornes , and that of "No. 27" the
design ot Messrs. Humphreys and Tonnant ,
recogni/ed as concerns tanking with
the hijhcst tn Kugland in the
way of marine machinery. After these
plans had been received hole , 1 was
frequently applied to by our shipbuilders to
let them have copies. It was the lirst tlmo
that detailed win king drawings hail been had
of an entire ship , and It then occuncd to mo
that it would bo an excellent plan to repro
duce the machlnciy of these two \csscis in
two of the live ships that wo were about to
build ; and this course was earnestly mged
upon me by the shipbuilders who examined
the plans. Many of thoairar.aoments of the
ships liavu been changed , conforming them
to our types ; but the machinery will be
duplicated In two of those that are now
under contiact The effect has been , in my
Judgment , to call the attention ot our oivn
people to tliu fact that we have not
kept up to the proper standatd In
the way of producing power for
machinery. In the case of the Hoston and
Atlanta the guarantee of the contractor is
that with cat tons ol machinery ho will pro
duce S.WO horse power. The guarantee of
the continctor who Is reproducing the Nau-
awa-Kan's machinery ts'tnat with 710 tons ho
will produce 7,000 hor.sn power , and in the
case of Cruiser No. ! ) , also torcMsn machinery ,
the guaianlee Is that with ! KX tons ' . ' ,000
horse power shall lie produced. It will he
seen that the ellectivcncss ot the machinery
In producing horse power Is nearly double
that icqulred by the contractor upon the
llostoii and Atlanta. In these latter cases
one ton ot machinery Is guaranteed to pro
duce a little over live horse power , and In
the case ol Cruisers No , " and : i a ton is uuar-
anteed to produce nearly ten hoise power. "
The American Officials Vindicated.
LONDON , March 11. Loid George Hamil
ton , thst lord of the admiralty , stated in the
house of commons this atteinoon that no
cnargo or allegation had been inada by any
admitalty ofllclat against the American lega
tion In London or directed ngaiustany Amer
ican newspaper in connection with the recent
scandal concerning the sUu to foreigners ot
confidential infoimatlon by an employe at
the Chatham navy yard.
Si'iitNoriiii ; ) , Match 11. In Hie house to
day Mr. Messlck , liom the committee on ju
dicial department , lepoited back the joint
resolution providing for Iho submission of
a constitutional amendment prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of Intoxicating llquois
to a vote of the people at tho. next general
election. It was repotted back with a sub
stitute , wltli lecommendatlon tliat the sub
stitute bo adopted.
Mr. Merrill asked its reference to the com
mittee on license , and a division was called
on the motion.
Mr. Jainont , the prohibitionI.st. author of
the original motion. In explaining his vote
claimed that the motion was an attempt to
kill the icsolution and an attempt tobc.it
around the proposition.
Mr , Merrill's motion was lost by the lol-
lowlngvoto : yeas,51 ; nays , ftt.
On motion of Mr. Lament the resolution
was made the special Older for Wednesday ,
In conformity to the recommendation of
the governor's message to the iieneial assem
bly wherein lie calls tor necessiry legislation
to enable him to earrv out the provisions of
the constitution which directs that ho "shall
take care that the laws bo faithfully execu
ted. " Mr. Fuller , chairman of the commltteo
of the governoi's message , intioduced a bill
on this subject
Mr. Collins Introduced a bill nuthon/inir
cities and towns to establish public libraries
and reading rooms.
Mr Hohrback , to make eight hours a local
days work for all slate employes.
Mr. Lovvroy , creating a state of board of
coal commissioners with a view to prevent
Ing coal monopolies.
Mr. lirown , of Fayeltn , to compel railroad
companies to double track their lines.
Mr. Jones of Sangammon to limit hours of
train men to twelve hours.
A Dntitardljr Outrage.
MANASSAS Va , , March 11. ( Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] On Sunday morning be
fore daylight , a colored family named Fields ,
living about three miles southeast of this
place , wore aroused from their slumbers by
three masked men , who bioke down the door
of their hut The family , which consisted of
an old lady , her son and daughter , tespec-
tlvoly about twenty-one and twenty-nine
years old , jumped from their beds , bul be
fore they escaped they were sel/ed , blind
folded , stripped and bound. While one
masked man was keeping cuard over his
pilsoners , the other two were preparing tar
and leathers for the perpetration of one of
the most dastardly outrages thas has oc-
ctiired in this vicinity. The old mother and
her children were literally covered with tar
and then rolled in feathers. The masked
mon told thu poor matures that If
they did not leave the country within
ten days they would retiiiu and hang them.
It Is not generally believed that they will be
further molested , as their punishment Is
severe enough , whatever the motive was
which prompted It. Warrants have been Is
sued for the anest of thice young men , who
are suspected ot havins committed the as
sault. The nogio family bears an unsavory
imputation In the neighborhood.
Extensive Opium KimicKlcr Arrested.
DKTHOIT , March 11. Lai\ro quanlllles of
opium have been shipped recently from De
troit. In some way the customs authorities
leaincd this fact. They ascertained that no
such quantities had passed through their
hands as were being sent out of this city
legularly , and cateful Invosllgatlon invealed
to them that the opium was being brought to
America by way of British Columbia and
shipped thence to Ontario , only to disappear
and find its way to Detroit. A search for
the oflendeis resulted to-day In the arrest of
IE. A. West , a temporary lesldent of this city.
West was taken before Untied Slates Com
missioner Graves this aftcinoon and held in
810,000 hail to appear to-morrow to answer to
thn charge of smuggling. The customs
authorities say that by smuggling this opium
the government has been swindled out of
nearly SGO.Ouo customs duties. This opium
was .sent out from this city usually to California
fornialabelled "glassware , " "drugs , " etc.
On its receipt at Windsor it aupeaied as
"Chinese curios. "
Mrs. Parsons Heonros Ball.
COMIVIIIU.S , O. , March 11. The criminal
Judge of the common pleas court to-day re
fused to grant a writ of habeas corpus to
Lucy E. Parsons , wile of the condemned an-
aichist , but reduced the bond and she gave
ball , leaving this evening for Cincinnati.
After Cook County's "Boortlers. "
CHICAGO , March 11. An Important move
was made In Iho prosecution of the "boodlo"
county olliclals slioilly beloro noon. An as
sistant of the states' attorneys' olllce , ac
companied by six city detectives , entered the
rooms of the county commissioners' , where
armed with a subpoena every ice-
ort ! and document belonging tc
the instilnlton for two year1
V wens seized. At about thu same moment i
similar movement was made at the count }
hospital and the asvlttm. Papers and books
were then taken to the grand Jury room for
Inspection. The enllro proceeding was car
ried on so qtilelly and speedily that very tew
of the suspects ncio aware of vv hat had tran
spired until alter thu papers had been taken.
Town Supreme- Court Decisions.
Di : MOINIS : la. , March 11. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the ltii.1 : : The following decisions
were filed by the supreme court this morn
M. M. ijptkcl. appellant , vs A. < i. Norman ,
John Williams and Seth F. Winch , llarilsoii
ciicuit Atllimetl on defendants' appeal. Ke-
veisod ou jilalntill 's amii'al.
. G. S. Rainbow vs F. K. Benson ami John
Heed , appellants. Shelby district Uoversed.
B. I ) . Stevi'iisutai vs. ) . S. Polk r-t al , ap
pellants. .Mai Inn disti let. Allirmed.
Foster it Co. vs K. fc > . Kllswoith , appellant.
O. T. l-'ulloi. appellant , vs 11 , S. Butler et
al. Polkclicuit. .
G. M. Gaiduer , app-lliut. vs II. F. HalMed
and the Kansas M.tnulactuiing company.
John A WcnUvortli vs CM Blarkman , et
al. appellant. .Mitchell clicult. I'eviM.sed ,
Estate ol O. Packer vs James K. Cortlctl ,
appellant Cliyton citcutt Allirmed ,
Fort Madison Lumber company vs Ha-
taviau bank , 1) . Hummel & Co. , et al , appel
lants. L o clicult Reversed.
J. K. Whltnevit Co. , Pert-coy * Mooie , .1.
K. Sweeney it Co. , appellants , vs Georgu W.
Brownell , et al. Thtee cases. Plymouth
Henry J. Sljlleld and F. A. Clark , apnc-1-
hints In two eases , vs A. G. Itanium , Palo
rredetlck Ball vs ICeokuk & Northwestern
lailway company , appellants. Lee circuit
Sallna Edwards vs A. Gasgcs.K. W. Tat-
lock , Intel venor. appellant.
J. N. Kdwaids same. Louisa circuit.
B. 11. Blanford vs Minneapolis & St. Paul
railway company , appellants. Jlooiui circuit.
Kcu'ised. Opinion by Kotlirock , Berk and
Keel ! disscntlnc.
Wllliln nn Incli nf Death.
ANAMOS\ . , March 11. [ Special lo the
Bnr. . | The heavy rain yoUcrday did consid
erable damage and came near being thu
cause of a serious accident The Midland
engine had gone lo the state qtiairy , about
one and one-hall miles westof Anamosa , and
the last wheel had hardly loft the large Iron
bridac crossing the Bullalo river when tun
large piles went out with a rush and the entire -
tire stiucturo hwayrd sidewlso. The Itain
will remain on thu other side tor some time.
The damage to the biidgo was several thou
sand dollars. SBVeiitv-livopilsoners had just
erossed the bridge on tliclr way to the btato
quariv to work , anil the only mode of getting
back to the prison was by the bridge. They
vvoiu leiried over under heavy guard. The
rain was very sevcie.
The Hnililnck Mm-.lcr Cane.
SiouxCirv , la. , Marcli 11. [ Special Tele-
pram to Iho Bit : : . | Quito a considerable In-
teiestvvas manifested afresh In the Had
dock muidfr ease to-day bv reason of cer
tain parties being called hefoio the grand
jury now in session. Evidence is now being
obtained acainst the conspirators. It had
been generally supposed that the eraml jury
had completed its laboi.s in these cases and
hence thu surprise. Ills luithor given out
that the defense will call for Judge Ladd to
preside durlnir the forthcoming trial , claim
ing that JudgK Lenls is piejuuiccd in favor
ot the piosecution.
Sufciilnl II v Jumping in n Well.
Dr.s MOINKS. la. , March 11. [ Special Tel-
egiamtothu Bii.l : Mis. E. Lester , living
seven miles southwest of Pulaskl , Davis
county , suicided lost evening by jumping In
n well. She tied a flatlion around her neck.
The well was about twenty-live ) or thirty feet
( Icon and had six feet of water In-'IU ; She
had been In the hospital at Mount Pleasant
and returned from there about Christmas.
Find Fire in DCS iMolncs.
DES MOINKS , la. , March 11. The DCS
iIolncsTank companys oil waichouso burned
ils evening. Loss , 811,000 ; insurance. 8,000.
Uljoining this building was the cedar block
aw mill factoiy of J. B. Smith & Co. , of Chi-
: ago. which also burned. Loss , § UlOD ; In-
.tued . for S',000.
nig Grain Failure.
CHICAGO , March 11. The failure of George
\ . lloughton , free dealer In wheat , was an
nounced on 'Chango shortly before the 1
i'clock close , and selling off his "long"
wheat served to break the maiket nearly 1
cut. The statement Is made bete by Web-
ter , one of the linn of Armour A ; Co. , that
Imt Inm has decided not to build
ho cottonseed oil mills at
rations points throughout the south as hcrc-
.ofnrn announced. This Is a direct conlradlo-
lon of the statement bv the Hi m fourdays ago ,
but the fact that the mills arc not to be built ap
peals absolute. This intimated that the linn
: ias arranged with the cottonseed oil syndi
cate to furnish them with oil at contiact
irlco , which result was accomplished owing
o the threat to build opposition mills.
Clicnp Rates to Washington.
WASHINGTON , March 11. The commltteo
if the southern passenger agents convention
.vhlch adjourned hero recently has decided
ipon the general national drill rate for all
rav.'lcrs. Under the Inter-stato commerce
aw It Is understood they cannot make dis
crimination In favor ot poisons , so the com
mit tec has decided to glvo the cheap soldiers
rate to citizen travelers also. Three-quarleis
of one cent per mile is the rate fixed for par
ties of not less than twouty-livo In one
party for short line distances traveled from
all points to Washington and ruturn. This
rate , which aoplles to cltl/.ens and soldiers , Is
the lowest ever given for similar purposes
about one-halt that given the New Orleans
The ncmneail Trnuedy.
NEW BiiUNswicic , N. J. , March 11. The
Brundagu family , the only relatives of Den-
mead's , drove In from Plscataway this morn
ing , and learned of the horrible discovery of
yesterday. Detectives of the city are In
clined to tint belief In thu lout play theory.
It Is certain Samuel Dcnmead has tiled un
derhanded means to obtain possession of the
woman's pi operly. No marriage cuitificitu
has been found among the paper. " of the
btother.s , and Mrs. Bi uiidagu freely asserts It Is
lu-r opinion that thu woman was nothing but
the mistress of the three men. The result
ot the postmortem examination on thu bodies
of Itouert and Comclla Dcnmead showed
their death was caused b v starvation . Their
stomachs were taken to Austen where they
will bo examined for traces ot poison.
That Cotton Heed OH Deal.
SAN FUANCISCO , March 11. A dlspitch
from Chicago containing a statement ot Mr.
Webster , of Armour & Co. , that that firm
had decided not to constiuct cotton seed oil
mills at various points throiiuhoiit thu south ,
as thu firm had arranged with the cotton seed
oil mills to furnish them oil , was shown by
an Associated ptess rcprescntatiivu
to Phil 1) . Armour to-nl.'ht , who U heie on a
pleasmo trip. He stated in answer to ques
tions that messagi'h had passed between him
and Webster legaidlng this matter , and
ended by saying : "Wcbstei can bocicdlted
as authority on matters concerning our In
D.ikntn'i * LeuUlniiiro AiljournN.
ST. PAUL , March 11. A Bismarck special
to the Pioneer Press says : The Dakota legis
lature concluded Ils seventeenth session to
night , a largo number of bills being rusher
through In bolh houses. The bill submitting
the question of division to a vote at the people
ple In November passed thu house and goe. '
to the governor for his bl-'iiaiure. On tin
governor's biiggestlon the bill to dlsehargi
tint capital commission was amended In bold
houses so that outstanding warrants shall hi
redeemed out ot thu building fund , and will
now become a law.
lilt ; WnrulioiiHO liurneil.
Loutsvii.i.K , Ky. , March 11. A special ti
the Courier-Journal from Winchester , Ky.
says : Early this morning tint gialn and com
mission warehouse of Jones Bios , was to
tally destroyed by lire. Loss , M,000 ) ; Insur
ft nee ,
THE SALE WILL BE MADE.
No Question About the Transfer of th
Baltimore ft Ohio.
ONE OF THE SYNDICATE TALKS.
The Money Will Ho liaised In Splto
of the l-'nlluro of tlio Don ! \ \ tth
Oltt nnil Now 11. At O.
Nr.w Yoi'.tc , March 11. The new arrange
ment tor pin chasing Iho controlling Interest
of the Baltimore it Ohio by a private syndi
cate In which ( larrett will have an Intoierst ,
contemplates placing the stock In collateial
tiust for thu new company and Issuing bonds
seemed by this trust tn the amount of
10,003OJO. These bonds are to bo taken as
pait payment of the stuck. The now com
pany will issue Sf')0OiX.000 ) In stock and hold-
cis of outstanding Baltimore it Ohio stock
will receive threu shares of the new stock for
one shaio of the old. The new stock will bo
llsled on the New York stock exchange and
on the piesent basis on earnings will receive
dividends at the rate of 0 per cent per an
num. The express business , parlor car and
telegraph lines will hi * sold at the best ad-
oantage , but until that Is done it will be oper
ated as heietolore.
The following statement Is made by one of
the syndicate which Is ulviut to acquire con-
trolof the Baltimore & . Ohio : President
Ciarrett lias granted an extension of tlmo in
which lotaku up the majoiily of stock , and
he wilt not hold out on technicalities cither
legardlng the exact terms of time. There Is
no option tlven to any one peison , but a
\\iHtnnanci-iucntlsiii this city giving a
certain party thoiiu'lit to buy thu stock ,
and tills patty. although not
mentioned In the contrr.c' , Is B
clearly understood by both Gnrrett and Iho ?
parties conductlm : the ncirntlat'ons. ' The
price Is not morn than t-.OOJ.OJO , but whether
It is less or not 1 Will not say. Garrett will
be leprescnted In the " .ynd'ciito and Gould
will also be icpresented them. The bale of
tlm propeitv , when culminated , will bring
about a settlement ot the question ot enter
ing New York city and thu teioginph and express -
press lines will bo sold. Sully has Hie same
intcic.st as beloio In the syndicate and all tlio
Interests are working in harmony. The ne
gotiations lelerrine to tliesalo ol Richmond
Terminal fulled on account of the refusal of
the executive commltteo ycsleulav lo consent
to the issue of the additional stock necessary. *
The stock will bo paid for in cash , which will
either ho suliscilbed at once by the syndicate *
or loaned by the Fiist National bank , Dio.xol ,
Morgan it Co. , or Wlnslovv , Lanler it Co , ,
who will issue negotiable ceitilicatcs lor It.
Tlio ptobiblllty at piesent. however , Is that
the necessary cash will bo siibscilbi'd. The
formation of a new company Is not contem
plated. The securities may ultimately ba
hold to the Kichmond Terminal company ,
but at a hlchcr price than that paid by the
THK nn.vr. NOT oi'F.
BAI.IIMOUC , Match 11. Aprlvatodispatch
received 111 this city tills afternoon from
Now Yoik say ? the deal is not off and that
it will bo consummated. The following has
lust been Issued from Baltlmoio & Ohio
olllceiM "Gallon's attention was called to
the newspaper reports legardlng the pro
posed railway arrangements. Ilfirefused to ,
talk tiitther upon the subject , but said what
ever arrangements were made would com
mend themselves to the community of Bal
timore and be recogni/ed asprotectlvc , wlso
and valuable to all the interests In
A MOJIE roWKltrill. I'AllTY.
It seems to bo generally believed in this
city that the great railway deal Is practically. ? i
off ns far as Sully Is concei ncd , and the rea- I ,
son Is given that he was unable to raise the
necessary amoutitof money In the time given
him. But no one can be found to express the
opinion thai a great scheme Is not being
hatched. A gentleman known to bu In the
confidence of Gariett to-nkht stated that
another and moro powerful patty lias made
Its appealance , and lliat the second Hlch-
room ! would no doubt bo victorious. Austin
Corbln is known to bo In Washington to
night Uobuit Ciarrett is also there , and It Is
not Improbable that they will come to
gether. The result of their Interview
will no doubt have considerable effect
on the now complicated situation.
That Jay Gould lias become Interested
In the scheme Is no longer n unlter of doubt ,
and all the money icqiilied will be forth
coming , ttiexel it Co. and other wealthy
firms an ) believed to bo worklnir with the
proposed syndicate , and Hie Heading and
Jersey Cential lutciests aio also Involved.
The details of the deal aio in comso of uro-
paratlon , and an early announcement Is
confidently expected. Sully is not believed
to have abandoned the hopu that his party
will Win. but 11 Is denied hero that he Is In
terested In the now scheme. As * ar as can
be IIMU ned , thocompanies interested are to
pool their stocks and make an entirely new
issue , onu gentleman going so far as to sav
that three shares of stock In the consolidated
concern would bo given torono share of
Baltimore & Ohio , but that is believed to ho
inciely coujectuie. Ills , however , under
stood that the now deal Is lo effectually
buttle the telegraph and express dillicultles.
Passenger nates f'lxoil.
Nr.w YOIIK , March 11. The presidents of
tlio trunk lines met tills afternoon at Com
missioner Fink's ollicj. President Hoboits ,
of thu Pennsylvania company , presided. The
passenger agents' commltteo report was
adopted with slight amendments. The re
port ol thn freight agents' commltteo was ap
proved. It was drc'dcd that second-class
tickets to' points west as tar as Chicago
should be letalned. On all other routes
second-class tickets will be abolished. It
was felt that there were many people who
lived In cities on the east coast who could
not atfoid to pay first-class rates and were
willing to accept Interior accommodations
on consideration ot reduced fan * , and that It
would bu an Injustice were cheap rates abolished
ished , limnlgiant fates will icmaln the
samu as at present lor tickets sold In Europe ,
but no distinction will bo made on tickets
sold on this side. Tlio cheap laics only
apply to west bound tickets , Thu commlltto
on recommendations In regiud to exclusion
tlcKcts already published weiu approved.
Agents' commissions will bo abolished.
Flic Itrakoincn Strike.
YOUNOSTOWN , O. , March 11. No move
ment has been made by cither the New
York , Pennsylvania & Ohio or Pennsylva
nia companies to start frcluht
trains. The load brakemen on the f.
Malionlng division limning tluoiuh freight / ,
trains from hero to Cleveland , struck this j
moinlng and joined thn yardmen , which ' >
closes freight tiatllc between YomiHtovvn and V
Cleveland over tlio New Yoik , Pennsylvania
it Ohio road.
All Alonic tlio Unc.
March 11. This morning the
irclght brakemen and conductors on the
New Yoik , Pennsylvania it Ohio road re
fused to take out tialus made up bv green
hands and all the load men nlonu the linear *
said to be about to quit woik until the ,
trouble with the switchmen is adjusted.
To-day no freight trains can bo sent out and
the prospects aru that the road will soon bo
Coal .Miners Out.
Pimiiuno , Marclt 11. The Commercial
( ! a/.etto'H special from Sharon , Pa. , says :
The coal miners of the Shenandoah valley
stiuck to-day for an advance of 10 cents pec
ton In the prlcu of mining. Thu mine
laboiersalso struck for an Increase of 2-1
cunts a day. Six mines are Idlu and 500 meu
aru out of employment
Hull of a Htrlko.
PiTTsnuitfi , March 11. The freight brake-
incn'fi strlko on thu Baltimore & Ohio road
Is virtually at an nnd and trains will bo run- i.
nlng as usual by Monday or Tiuwlay next.
The sinkers were ail paid off this afternoon
and notified that their services were nn
longer required. . The ofllclals ot the road
claim that they have alltlio men needed to
run tiains'and that they will standby tin
new hands. No further trouble U oxpectwf
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