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J. HE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 10 , 1887. NUMBER 270
A SEW DEAL INAUGURATED ,
The Bribery Investigating Committee Or
dered to Sit With Open Doors.
RUSSELL'S PAINFUL SQUEAL.
The House Adjourns Until Friday to
Attend I ho < J. A. K. Kncniiipinctit
Disgraceful Hectics Kniiotcd
Governor Thnyor'H Message.
Itolnga In the House.
l.tNCOt N , Neb. , March , 15. [ Special Teln-
jtram tothe IJr.K.l After prayer , Mr. Russell
chairman of the judiciary committee , arose
and with a tremor In his voice , said ho
moved that the resolution adopted jcstculay
providing for n secret Investigation of the
charges made by Mr. Rosewater against cer
tain members of the judiciary committee be
reconsidered. Ho supported his motion by a
loud speech , largely consisting of personal
nbmo ot the editor of the line. Ho had notlt-
inir to conceal. Ho wanted the Investiga
tion to bu aliened tn the broad daylight 111
had Just been to the door of the
committee and asked for ad
mission and It had been refused
htm , whilu within was closeted with the
committee Mr. Kdwaul Rosewater. Ho
wanted tn ask whether they would allow this
Investigation to bo carried on In this way
when they controlled the committee. Ho
did not want a man with such a character as
Mr. Rosewater , whoso glory was to blacken
the reputation of his enemies , to control this
investigation. The tcputatlon of no man
was anything to the editor of the liii : : , and
ho accordingly wanted the Investigation to
The communication of Mr. Rosovvater
wes read again forthe benefit of Mr. Miller ,
who was absent vestcnUy.
Mr. Jeary said , when he voted yesterday
for the adoption of the resolution , U was
with the Idea that the members ot the judici
ary committee would bo admitted to the ses
sions of tlio Investigation committee.
Mr. Smyth wanted thu sessions to bu secret
but felt that the members accused should bo
given nn opportunity to go before the com
Mr. Harlan said the committee had asked
him to interpret the resolutions and ho had
done M ) . Ho siiL'grsted that Mr. Rosewater
bo sworn and filn Ids information. He must
have been doing thu latter when the Mr. Rus-
sel was retimed admission.
Mr. Randall said If ho had known as
rnucn yesterday us ho did to-day , he would
not have voted to adopt thu resolution. It
was not rlvht that tlio judiciary commltteu
should bu called upon after Mr. Rosewater
Iiiid made bis chatges against them.
Mr. Russell did not want toicllect upon thn
Investigating committee , but to diiect atten
tion to their coQsttuction of tticlr instruc
Mr. Nichols favored the motion to recon
sider. The witnesses in tlio case were to bo
gamblers from Omaha , who would for 50
swear to a He which would send them to hell.
Mr. Cole w as opposed to a secret Investi
Mr. Peters thought thellnvestlgatlon should
be held w Ith open doors and the accused
given a chance to be heard.
Mr. Dempster , chairman of ( the Investiga
tion committee , wanted the inquiry to bo
made secretly. Ho was opposed to being
appointed on the committee , but as he had
been placed on It ho would guarantee a
careful and Impartial hearing.
Mr. Sullivan of 1'latto was not surprised
at the gentleman from Flllmore. The Inves-
tUn fug was to be like the Innuialtion , with
closed doots , and thorolusal of the privileges
accorded to cilmlilals In courts of justice
whore the latter could meet their accusers.
Mr. Rlef of Hall said. If to Inquire into the
charge with closed doors was wrong the
giand jury investigation was also wrong.
Mr. Helper of Pierce , also a member of the
Investigation committee , said there was no
difference between the ptoposed investiga
tion and that made in contested election
cases. The charges ln-thls case were clear
cut and decisive and should bo examined
Into under closed doors. There might be
majority and minority reports. Then the
hoift ! could decide between them.
Mr. Miller of Butler favored a closed In
vestigation with the accused members given
the rlsht to question all witnesses.
Mr. Holmrod said the committuo was hon
est and capable of conducting tne examina
tion and they should bu upheld.
The motion to reconsider was carried by a
vote of 01 to 20.
Mr. Smyth moved that no evidence be re
ceived by the Investigating committee unless
the accused members bo notified of the time
and place of holding the meetings and they
bo required to bo present
Mr. Russell , chairman ot the judiciary
committee moved that It be held with open
doors and the public bo Invited.
Mr. Helper wild this would defeat the end
of the Investigation. One witness could hear
what another said. The parties charged
could be present , examine their witnesses
and could thus protect themselves. Tlmt
would bu the best tor the judiciary commit
tee. It was the most painful duty of his life
but ho would discharge It fearlessly.
Mr. Anilies said Mr. Russell's motion
tended to destroy the object of the investiga
tion. It was against all rules and decanov.
Mr. Russell wanted to know why , If In his
motion there was anything wrong , that the
business of the courts was conducted in an
Mr. Andres Are the grand Jury sessions
Mr. Russell replied In a lone speech , show
ing that thu state had abolished the grand
jury except In rarn instances , and claimed I
that It those who were accused were satisfied l
with an open hearing , why should others
object1 ! Ho then launched out In a tirade
of abuse of the editor of the IIE ! : , claim
ing that ho was a man who a few dajs
betoro had fiugL-ostcd dynamite as a means ot t
securing his rights from the legislature ; n
\ciltablo Guy Fawkes , who stopped at noth
ing In the attainment ot his hellish ends.
When he s.uv such a man as Rosovvater , and l
his friends , solicitous about the welfare of
the judlclaiy committee , ho thought It was
indeed time to bo afraid. It was contrary to
' 4' parliamentary rules to have this secret hear-
Mr. Shamp of Lancaster moved that
Messrs. Randall , Nichols. 1'eters , KoPent -
burton , Cole , Yeach and Ralrd bo added to
Mr" RIef was opposed.
Mr. Slater , ono of the judiciary committee ,
wanted the clear light of heaven to shlno
into the investigation.
Mr. Smyth believed It was In bad taste for
members of the judiciary to taku part In the
debate , or suggest those who should take part
In the investigation. If ttio tmimbers were
Innocent they had nothing to fear , and when
they wore admitted they could ask all the
witnesses what was necessary to be found i
Mr. Russell's amendment to conduct the
examination with open doors was carrkd by
a vote of 60 to ST.
Mr. Cole offered an amendment to Mr.
Smyth's motion , authorizing the committee
on Investigation to request the presence of
members of the house at the investigation.
Mr. Smyth accepted the amendment
A motion was made , adding Messrs. Ran
dall , Peters , Pemberton , Fox and Yeach to
the Investigating committee.
Mr. Sullivan ot Platte moved that only
Mr. Randall and Mr. Peters be added.
Mr. Randall declined.
Mr. Pctuberton got hot , abusive and de
Mr. McCouaughy was opposed to the ju i-
diciary committee takln ; part In the debate.
He was satisfied with the present committee.
Messrs Pcmborton and Peteis were added
to the investigating committee.
Mr. Peters wanted the sessions to bo In the
benne and with open doors. This was lost.
On motion of Mr. Caldwell of Lancaster
the house went Into committee of the whole
to consider bouse roll 865. This bill pro
vides tor the establishment of a military code
for the state , nd amends tbe act approved
February as. MSI , and repeals chapter 64 of
tlt laws of the same year as now existing.
Mr. Aadrews of Buffalo was called to the
The first stctlop eUtts that every able-
' 9itU n tatnew tbe ages oi
eighteen and forty-flvo years , not specially
exempted , shall be sublect to military duty.
Mr. Andres opposed the aim of the section
ns iiiinrce sary and as unrepubllcan. Thcro
was no necessity of a standing army In this
The section was adopted.
'I he L'ovcrnor , for thu purpose of suppressIng -
Ing Insurrection , or , when a requisition of
the president of the United States Is made ,
hhall require the enrollment of tliu milltlaot
thu stato. The mllltla Is to bo styled the Ne
braska National Guard , and nhall consist of
2.UOJ men. KnllstrnonU shall bo made for
thii'o ycais. Kvery member , upon enlisting ,
shall take an oitli supporting the eon-
stltntlon of thn United States and the state
of Nebraska. The mllltla shall bo sublect to
thu discipline and exercise ot tlio United
Mr. Whltmoro hero proposed to test the
sentiment of Urn house us to whether It was
in favor of or opposed to the natitio of the
bill without reading the lifiy-ulght sections
of which thu bill consisted. Ho moved ,
therefore , that the enacting clause bustilckeit
Mr. Wntson hoped the motion would not
prevail , at least until thu supportcts of It had
advanced some reasons therefor.
Mr. Andres said th.it onu objection to the
bill was tint section 67 provided for
an npptoprlatlon ot 340,000 , which the state
tic.iiury could not now stand. Them were
other objections to thu bill which would bo
le.a ued later.
Mr. Knox said that they should have some
thing which would bo the nucleus of an army.
Mr. Cole suppoitcd the bill because it was
thudcslru to Impiovothu military l.uv now on
.Mr. Fuller of Ga o said they wanted a
militia to guaid avalnst the growth ot nihil
ists and communists , such as had been no
ticed In Chicago. Ho had seen tlic.su puoplo
coma hero to the bordets of this state and
Mr. Miller was opposed to the bill and for
onu reason that the appropriation ot 40,000
was to unable these soldleis to have a good
tinio. They had something moro linpoitant
to do with their money than to glvu It away
fora mcasnio simply because it was a popular
one.Mr. . Newton moved the committee rise , re
port progress and ask leave to sit again. Tlio
motion was lost
Mr. Cole of Adams offered as reasons why
the bill should pass that Nebraska was get
ting to bo a great western state. Shu iud
donu Ilttlu to encourage her militia , having
nt the last session appropriated but 55,000 per
year for Its support. Conitrcss had recently
appropriated 400,000 for the support of the
militia of the country. To bo entitled to Us
.share ot that sum , the state should equip a
certain number of mltltla men. There was
now but ono regiment and It had but about
three hundred men. Some ot these membois
had nald tor their own equipments. This bill
sought to establish two regiments. Mr. Cole
then read the amount of money appropriated
bv Indiana , Massachusetts , Now York and
other states , running trom 6100,000 to SS'A-
000. In order that Nebraska should get her
quota of arms and equipments It was neces
sary to support a number of soldiers.
Air. Younc hoped the enacting clause
would bo stricken out The gentleman of
Ga o had said that a mllltla was necessary to
suppress nihilists. Where did nihilists como
from ? Why , liom countries now overrun
with military despots. There weru some
nihilists In Chicago , but there the law was
unforced harshly by olllcers who lull that
they had the militia behind them.
Mr. Andres said ho had lull faith In the
ofllclencyot the courts to settle all tlicsu dts-
tuiblng questions. He favored sustaining
Mr. Newcomer said If a riot were to break
out In Lincoln tlio sheriff could not cet a
posse to aid him to quell the same because
those whom ho would call upon would most
likely have relatives and friends among the
rioters. Hut if they had n mllltla , which
could bobroiiL'lit In as stranguis , they would
go there as soldiers and quell the riot
Mr. Watson said both governors had
recommended the passage ot the law. Ho
could recall three Instances In which to quell
riots It was necessary to call upon the United
States troops and place them : it the disposal
of the governor. If they had not had the
United State troops how would they have
prevented the escape of the convicts trom the
penitentiary ? Then again , at Omaha , the
riot there was not quelled until the United
States troops appeared on the scene. A third
Instance was In a celebrated murder trial
when two companies of soldiers wore neces
sary to maintain the peace. Tito New York
mllltla had saved more money than It would
cost to keep the mllltla for years. In Ne
braska it was necessary to nave mllltla to
sustain the civil power.
Mr. McConaiiKhy ( Instanced that the mi
litia in Chicago had saved several hundred
thousands of dollars. In 1877 , In the same
city , It was the militia which stood between
the property of that place and a howling
mob. What would have been thu futo of
Omaha if it had not called upon the militia
when Governor Nance was In the chair ? Ho
was surprised at tUo action ot the Douglas
delegation In opposition to this bill. Ho
judged the antagonism was because of thu
delegation being tied up in the combination
to dufcat all appropriations.
Mr. Miller said the destruction of the pio-
petty In all thu bU' riots was as much because
ot thu presence of the militia as anything
else. Wh.it did they want attlllery for , any-
waj ? They would kill more people than thu
rioters could. He might be In favor
of ono regiment , but no not
hud occurred or would occur In either Lin
coln or Omaha which would require two regi
ments to suppress.
Mr. Smyth said it had been charged that
tbe Douglas delegation had opposed this bill
because it contained an appropriation , as
part of the combination opposed anything In
the way ol an appropriation. It was true
members had met , but that was because they
were determined to prevent the railroading
of appropriation bills without right tlirou : h
this legislature. It was an outrage to Omaha
to call on the United States troops and
mllltla without provocation. The moti who
were accused ot being rioters had
done nothing to warrant thu out-
rage. They were not creating a riot.
They had simply assembled lor u parade , and
when the soldiers wore called In the man and
men who had called them in had not ex-
luusted their civil powers. Ho then quoted
section 17 , showing that the bill made the as-
scs ors of the county the enlisting otticers of
the state. The speaker's real objection waste
to the latter clauses which appiopriated SIO-
000 the llr t year and SIS.OOO tlio next until the
orL'ani/atlon should bo perfected.
Mr. Whltniorit made it toiclblo speech In
opposition to thu bill , but his motion to strike
out the enacting clause was lost A number
of amendments weie offered , among which
weio these making the pay of thu general and
adjutant general $1,000 per year. Tne amount
of the appropriation for the first year was
made SUO.oOO and every succeeding- year
. ' 0,000. The bill was repotted favorably.
Tin ) house went into committee of the
whole on claims. A motion to strlKo out
SlSO.SOtoC. J. Nobes for miscellaneous ex-
pouses was lost. A claim of 11. C. Smith for
$ : . : xj tor assisting thu superintendent of the
census was rejected. The amount of tne
claims audited In tlio bill was 3,4u.54. ; An
attempt to reimburse Red Willow county to
the amount of SNU.lb for the prosecution
and conviction tor murder of Qulnton Hill
on a change of venue from Hitchcock county
House roll CO , appropriating S300 to pay O.
N. Owen for three horses killed by the state
live stock commission was read. A dozen
members said if It were passed they would at-
Uch amendments for horses killed in the
manner specified ,
Mr. Nichols said that nine-tenths of the
horses found with glanders In this state WPIO
shipped hero by speculators lit Iowa and
other states , who bought them for about S'-O ,
washed out their nostrils and then sent them
to us. He was In favor of spending money
to quarantine against these animals. There
were men on the tloor who had Imported
horses from Illinois and the Inspector at
iDlalr had not gone within two yards ot the
train containing them. The bill was In-
Cass county was allowed S 1,0 ! . ' .50 for taxns
Illegally collected on S'-liool l.uul.s from 1S71
Mr. Shamp of Lanca tci wanted the house
to adjourn till Mitri'h U ut 10 o'clock to en
able soldiers to attend the st.itu encampment
ot the G. A. R. at Omah.i.
A motion to tablu was lost. Tie motion to
adjourn was carried.
Senate lilt 2U9 , enabling Nebraska City and
Plattsmouth to lay pavements , was read a
Mr. Smyth's motion to take a recess till this
evening was carried. '
Mr. Dempster , front the committee on In
vestigation , stated that that body would hold
a meeting after tbe adjournment. All inoui-
bors weru rcauestod to attend and Mr. Rosewater -
water was Invited to be present and prefer
his charges to thu above.
TIM : niunii'.Y : COMMITTKI : MKF.TI.
The committee on legislative bribery In the
hoiiio met after thu recess In the cloalc room.
Mr. Dempster presided and all the members ,
ns well as about fifty spectators , were pres
ent The committee adjourned till Friday at
U o'clock , when tlioy requested Mr. Rosewater -
water to bo present to file his complaint as to-
fcrred to above.
t'K.N sKi'.rcitKs rnoM TIII : OALLKIIV.
History tells us that Uclsha/zar onu time
shook anil trembled. Mr. Caldwell , when an
Investigation siK'ie.sted ; , cither tried to
Imitate the undent king , or attempted to
construe the idea that he had the Missouri
Mr. John C. WaUon , In his mad deslro to
save his blind asylum bill , voted with the
boodlucang on the question of a public In
vestigation. Thu gentleman from Otoo can
bu excused tor wanting to servo Ids blind
constituents , btitjie should have remembered
that the majority of our people can see.
Had the Investimation not been thwarted ,
thu largest jack-pot over opened In tlio state
would have been exhibited. Four knaves
maku a good hand. At least it was good
enough to win with the assistance of suit
All these members hugging .tppioprlatlon
bills treated charges ol thu gravest character
with mere Indltlorencc. Has It really gotten
to bu that an appiupriatlon of the people's
money Is ot more importance than the detec
tion of a bi Ibo solicitor ?
After th' > house had moved to reconsider
the plan ot investigation , even Church Howe
said , "Well , that does settle It" Thu fres-
coo artists havu worked on .vlr. Hewn with
the whltu-wash brush , and ho understands
how It > 3 done.
Mr. Russell said : "So far ns I am con
cerned , I have no fear of an Investigation. "
When the school teacher asks , "Who was
that vvhlsuettiiK ? " a do/en different boys will
exclaim , "It wasn't me. "
Slatr.r shook while making his denial bo
fore hu was accused of receiving money from
the gamblers. Ho attempted to perpetrate a
joke. Ho could better have played the part
of Hamlet's ghost , judging from the paleness
ot his lace , than the character of Falstatl.
IVININO : SK,8KN. :
The house met this evening at 7:30. : There
were about a dozen absentees , and Mr. New
comer of Webster moved for n call of the
house. The scieeant-at-arms was instructed
to bring in the absent members. They could
not bo found in the building and ho was In
structed to seatch for and find them tn town.
When he left the house Messrs. Alexander ,
Dlllcr , Uairibon , Newton , Sullivan , Tracy
and Wilson were absent without excuse.
Then ensued a roarln * farce , In which nearly
every member vied with his fellow members
to oppose motions Innumerable , to prevent
the further call of the house. In this the suc
cess was most pronounced. As n consequence
no business could bu transacted , and
the house resolved Itself into an un
ruly district school , in which It
\\asdiltlculttodctermlno which of a large
number of the members earned the belt tor
pronounced inoiintebanklsm. It seems that
In the afternoon Mr. TtuesdellofThayor had
secured llftv-nino members who f.woted night
sessions evvry day of the remainder of the
term with the exception of to-night Not
withstanding , a session was unexpectedly
ordered for this ovenlii" , and Mr. Watson
boldly proclaimed that It was In the Interest
of senate flic M , relating to the rcdlstrictlni ;
of the st.ito Into judicial districts
and creatintr work for nine extra
judges. This bill he boldly
opposed am ) was aided In his obstructive
tactics by Messrs. Young , White , Newcomer
and Knox. Ho thus voiced the objection to
increasing the number otjudires In Douglas
county asked lor. Tlio chair , Mr. Russell ,
seemed to bit In sympathy with him , refusing
to entertain all kinds of motions to get down
to business , until at 11 o'clock ho pretended
to find authority tor adjournment A morn
disgraceful scene has never been witnessed
in the mid-session ol a Nebraska legislature.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 15. [ Special Tclo-
Bram to the BKH. | The senate this morning
passed scnato file 159 , relating to county and
city bonds ; also house roll 19 , i emulating the
the ptactlco of pharmacy and sale of poisons. .
In Qommlttee of the whole the tallowing
bills were recommended to pass : The bll
providing for atbltratlon of controversies
between laborers and corporations ; scnato
tile No. 70. a bill for an act to suppress the
circulation , advertising and vending of obscene -
scene and Immoral literature and articles o :
Indecent and Immoral use , and to confiscate
such property ; senate hie No. 31 , n bill
for an act to provide for the punish
ment of n person receiving deposits
In or cashing Indebtedness bv any bank or
banking institution with the knowledge of
the Insolvency of such bank or banking In
stltution ; senate tile No. 1 , a bill for an ac
to amend section 24 , subdivision 14 , of chap
tcr 7'J ' of the compiled statutes of Nebraska
entitled "Schools ; " senate hlo No. 203 , a bll
tor an act to amend section US , of title 7 OL
thu coito of civil proceeduro and topeal said
original section. Recess till 2 o'clock.
Tne afternoon session ot tlio senate met a
2 o'clock and Immediately resolved itself Inti
committee ot the whole , witli Mr. Majors o
Nuntaha In the chair , for the consideration o
bills on the general file.
Senate Die 200 , In relation to certificates o
the proof on acknowledgements , vva :
amended to destroy any effect It might have
at the ptcsent time and recommended to pass.
This Is a bill to le-itelato wherein the supremi
court has given adverse decisions , and ft wa
of direct interest to certain Omnha property
Senatu tile C7 , In relation to salaries of tow.
ofliccis In counties under township ortani/a
tlon.s. was considered and amended In mluo
details and recommended to pass.
Senate tilc20 < . > , relating to adjournments I. ,
justice comt trials , a bill Introduced by Mr.
Colby , was recommended to pass.
Senate liln 180 , defining the duties of tin
state veterinarian and the live stock conimls
slon , elicited a loni ; discussion. This bl
fixes that the state shall pay tor llvo stock
killed on account of contagious and infec
tious diseases , tlio payment not to exceed in
each case two-thhds ot the nppialscd value of
thu animals led to thu slaughter. It pro
vides tnat in cases of horses and mules the
appraisement shall not exceed S75 per head.
The salaries of the membetsot the commis
sion weio fixed at S. > per day , and the salary
of the state veterinarian was reduced from 88
per day to S-.OOO per annum. The bill as
thus amended was recommended to pass.
Senate tile ( X ) , Introduced by Mr. Majors ,
which provides for the publication ot the
state laws In thu newsp.ipHrs , was con-
bldeted and without opposition recom
mended to pass. A duplicate of this bill in
tht > house has been amended In committee
and Is now on the general filn awaiting con
Mr. Colby called un the two approptlatlon
bills ptcsonted by the house when It was
found the session was prolonged. These bills
were house rolls 483 , appropriating $55,000 ,
or as much as necessary , to pay the salaries
of members and employes for the remainder
of the session ; also house roll 434 , appropri
ating 835,000 , or as much thereof as neces
sary , to meet the additional Incidental ex
penses of tlio session. Roth bills were put
upon their third reading and passed.
The senate , following the passage of these
bills , adjourned until 10 a. m.
A Gubernatorial Message.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March ! > . Governor
Thaycr to-day sent the following message to
the senate and house of representatives :
I respectfully recommend the enactment of
a law which shall definitely fix the number of
persons to bo employed by hhouse of the
legislature at future sessions , and this num
ber should be determined by the actual re
quirements of the two houses. At least It
will not bodinicult to fix the maximum llmltof
the number ot employes whoso services will
be actually required. It must be evident to
all that there have been too many employes
on the rolls of each house. It Is eIdent , too ,
that during this session persons have been
borne upon thej pay rolls who have rendered
little service. V iVIioii I have mentioned this
subject , I have met with the answer : This
practice has existed with former legislatures.
If this be true , It is certainly time an end was
put to this practice. The passage of such an
act as Indicated will be a notice to legislative
assemblies hereafter that they must keep
within the limits of the law ; at least. It will
be , until a subsequent legislature shall repea 1
the law. It will be a notice alxo to all persons -
nsons . that there ara no sinecure places here to
I In my Inaugural addrMi I presented rea- ,
- - " * * * - - - fr 'fm '
sons which It appeared to mo were sufficient
to lusllfy the nccesaarry appropriation for
placing the First regiment of tlio National
Guards on a complete and clllclcnt basis , and
also for organizing the Second regiment ot
the National ( Utards. I repeat my convic
tion that a well oreanl/od militia Is abso
lutely essential as a support to the civil
power , and that no state siioiild bo without
such n military torco. Kwry state In the
union , 1 believe , recognizes this principle , for
In every state constitution a well organl/cd
militia is recognized and provided tor ,
Section 14 , articles of the constitution of
this st.ito provides : "Tho govcinor shall bo
coniinander-ln-chlef of tlienillltary and naval
forces of the Mate ( nxccpt when they shall bo
called Into tlio sen Ice of tint United States ; ,
and 11103' call out the same to execute the
Ir.ws , suppress Insurrection and repel Inva
The constitution of the United States pro
vides tor calling forth the mllltla to execute
thu laws of the union , suppress Insurrections
and tcpcl Invasions , and makes the piesldcnt
the commaiidor-li-clilef ) ot thu militia of the
several states when called into tlio actual
service of the United Slates ,
It Is not neceiwy for me to present argu
ments to show to jour honorable body that
every go\eminent should have a reserve
lorco oruanl/ed , which can be relied upon to
sustain the civil atithoiitles If theyutuln
danger of being overthrown.
Various states have been compelled at dif
ferent times to call out this reserve torco tor
the suppression of outbreaks against the pub
lic peace and tor the suppression of disorders
with which the civil authorities were unable
to cope. This may occur In our state.
1 niHcivo In the general appiopnatlon bill
nn Item of § 120,000 for the support of the Fiist
lEeglment of National Guards for the coming
two yeais. I earnestly ipcommund a further
appropriation ot 830,000 for the oigaiiizatlon
and support of the Second Ki'dmrnt of
National Guards for the ensuing two yean.
This is reallv a smaller sum than will bu
needed , but I limit my recommendation to
that DUII1 *
All of which Is respectfully .submitted ,
[ Signed ) JOHN M. TIIAYIII : , ( oveinor.
A SHAKY "X EN. "
The Demoralized Condition oF the
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 14. [ Correspond
ence of the UKK. | This morning Messrs.
liallard and Wcthcrald of the liouso accom
panied by Messrs. Mosher and Dorgan and
the lUn : correspondent went to the peniten
tiary. The consideration which Is soon to
bo given to the general appropriation bill ,
some features of which affect this Institution ,
rendered It necessary for the management
of tlio "pep" to bring Its condition to the at
tention of the members of the legislature.
The party was received by Warden ilyrrs ,
the man who was recently appointed to the
position by Governor Tltayer. Mr. Hyers Is
a quiet , easy going , yet palnstaklnz and
competent ofllclal. He has been sherltt of
Cass county for six ycais and served In the
last senate when he made a determined stand
against some of the demands made lor the
penitentiary by OOSB Stout. He aided In nn-
earthlng the corruption which was tnen dis
Whatever may have been done with the
money In past j ears , it is nevertheless a f.ict
thafsome paits of , ihe state mlson are now
In a deplorable condition. In fact , they are
a disgrace to the great state of Nebraska ,
though it Is somewhat to bo feared that not
much will be done at this session to effect a
change. Several changes are suggested by
Mr. Mosher and recommended by Warden
Hyers. Ono of theseIs tlio abandonment of
the present bulldiiu > iiow occupied by the
foundry , blacksmith , harness , tailor and
broom shop , and converting It into a chapel
and bath house. Tills is proposed because
of the unfavorable location of the chapel at
tlio present time , the niKxl of a part of it for
other purposes , as also the pressing need of
a suitable place in which to have the convicts
bathe. | . "
According to'tho rnles of the prison the
convicts are compelled to take bath twice a
week In summer and once a week In winter.
The room for this purpose can not bo satis
factorily warmed In winter and the means of
bathing consists of half-barrels tilled with
water , In widen the Inmates are obliged to
try and Immerse themselves , which , at ) may
be Imagined , Is a work of no little effort
JJath tubs aio required and If the change
above suggested should bo made , these could
be Introduced with satisfaction to both the
convicts and the management In part of
tne present chapel the warden would erect anew
now watd for women , that now occupied
being too small , poorly ventilated , In tact a
caue In which several females are Immured ,
and some ot them have not been out of It In
the open air for three years. The postoflice.
too , would be changed to another patt so that
the residents of Nobesville would not bo
compelled to come behind the bars to get
In the yard east and south of the main
stiuctures Is a motley collection ot wooden
sheds , at all times Inviting destruction by
tire , and , If such should .ureak out , they
could not be saved because of ttio inadequacy
of thu tire force. ' In these Mr. Mosher says
ho can place no machinery ; first- , because
they arc too weak to stand the motion ot
shafting , and , secondly , because It would bo
too great a risk in case of lire. Mr. Mosher
thinks the piesont woik-bulldlnz should bo
duplicated , whlcit ho feels , with an extra
story , could be done for about 840,000 , al
though the present structure cost 900,000
somu years ato. If the building suggested
by Mr. Moshur and recommended by the
warden should bo built , it would enable the
former to put Into active work 100 convicts ,
who are now compelled , for want ot the
same , to remain Idle In almost solitary con
finement In their cells. This confinement Is
rapidly telling upon the unfortunates , and ,
if continued , must be attended with serious
The Interior of the workshops Is In bad
condition. There Is not one department the
celling of which Is not broken In a dozen
places , with gaping lissutcs which enables
the water from tli3 leaky roof to fall upon
the floors and intnate.s. This is tliejcase even
In the cell-house , where the color of the
walls Is as black as Lancaster loam , and
wheie too the floor Is rained upon In stormy
weather , blx thousand dollars ate asked torte
to make repairs , but these , at least so lar as
the ceilings nio concerned , can but bo of a
temporary and useless nature , so long as the
root continues in n leaky and bioken condi
tion. Besides , the amount asked for can In
no means make permanent Improvements
like a now Mate roof , \\lileli Is now Impera
Waidcn Hyers showed the UIE : correspon
dent the armory. Its walls are denuded of
plaster , the same having fallen elf with the
rain , which had also rusted the three rilles
which constituted tlio reserve supply of arms
of the institution. The hospital K too small ,
and tlieie is no place available for Insann pa
tients , who are debarred from the Insane
asylum on account ot their criminal acts.
These must be confined In the solitary rooms
and an attendant placed to watch them.
The party were escorted outside the walls.
On the south side of the enclosure Is a small
creek , which after heavy rains , Hoods Its
banks , and , until recently , rushed
acalnst the south , wall with so much
effect that a Mellon of tlio latter
Is now six inches out of Plumb ,
and , It the channel of the creek bo not
changed , must certainly fall. Uesldcs , the
exterior of this wall ought to bo tuck-
polnted , because the mortar has been gouged
out ut th courses 'between the stones so
that It would be a matter ot hut little dim-
cutty for a person , , so determined , to climb
the outside ot the wall with evil or good In
tent as the case may be.
The Investigation of the party resulted In
the conviction that the i > enituntiary needs
many Improvements to keep it Irom vetting
into a demoralized condition , toward which
It seems to have baen drifting these many
PLATTSJIOUTII , Neb. , March 15. The body
of Cornelius Daley , who fell from the water
works standplpe yesterday and was almost
Instantly killed , was sent to his relatives In
Cincinnati for Interment He was one of
the workmen employed by the waterwotks :
company and was putting in place the last
piato of the standplpe , when he lost his bal
ance and fell to the ground , a distance of
eighty feet" <
Caught'in ' tlio Fall.
CHICAGO , March , 15. George T. Howe ,
operator on 'change , failed to day , owlne to
I the sharp decline in wheat during the midI -
I die session. > v
A MOST APPALLING SIGHT ,
Description of the Horrors at the Railway
Accident Near Boston.
CLEARING AWAY THE WRECK.
A Revised List Shows Twenty-four
People Killed nttci Ono Hundred
and Fourteen Injured The
Bridge Was Defective.
The Boston AVreck.
UOSTON , March IS. Tito revised list of the
Injured In the railroad accident yesterday
showed that 111 persons wcio wounded.
All iilirht long a largo torce of workmen
weic engaged In clearing away the debris of
the wrecked cars at the scene of the brldxo
disaster. It was but slow work , and but
little headway w. s made , yet the men worked
hard and when the light of momlng was
sufllcicnt for a continuation ot labor without
means of artificial liidit , the work progressed
more rapidly. Hopes weio stretched
around the scene , and all 'persons who
wcro not actively encased In clearing
the wreck weio forced to keep outside the lino.
J argo forces of men are at work taking the
bridge apart. The b.itrgago car and one of
the rear cats ot the train have been com-
pletedlv demolished and all that marks the
spot where1 these two cars were at the base of
the embankment , Is a hc.tnof kindling wood.
The wreck Is a more appalling sight than the
ruins at the recent White River Junction dis
aster and this points strongly to the fact that
the train was running at a rate of speed fully
twenty Jive miles per hour. The
forward cars , which lie at the embankment
and in the roadway , remain In the same po
sition In which they fell. Thoto were un
doubtedly moic cars in Urn train , as the tin
tops of nine are to be found , but the remains
of two cars are In such a state of demolish-
input that It Is Impossible to discover anv
parts ot them. This was caused by the fall
down the embankment , and consequently
the rumor has prevailed that there were but
eiirhtriirs In the train.
Prof. Swain , of the Institute of Technol
ogy , who made an examination of the bridge ,
discovered what ho considers to Imvn been
the cause of the accident Ho thinks there
were serious defects in some poiIons ( of the
structure , not only in the material used , but
In the manner of construction.
Martin LPUCI ! sub-foreman of the West
Hoxbury cleaning department was at work
yt'stord.iy morning with a gang of live men
cutting willows. The party was stationed
050 foot from the bridge on the southeast end
of the structuic , and oveiy man had an axe.
\ inch said this morning : "Wo had just be
gun our woik. I saw the train coming and
stopped to look at It I saw it going on the
bridge and noticed that the train
was acting queer. Thocnclnoand the cars
wore across , but the whole train was shaking
and swaying most violently. U'hen , just as
the fourth car was half on the bridge and
half on the embankment on the other side ,
the bridge went down. The tilth car plunged
down with it , and in Its fall dragged back
and down Into the pit below the fourth car
which , ns 1 have said was already half way
on the bank. The car behind the lifth came
plun.'inir , crashing down upon It , and the
last car or all , the smoker , rolled over twice
as it went down thecmbankmcnt 'My God ,
the bridge IB down. Itun , boys , and take
your axes , ' I yelled. I started as fast as 1
could go and they with me. It was an awful
sight. Such a struggle and sighing and
moaning I never heard In ail my life.
Home of the passengers who ilrst
succeeded in .pettln * clear of the wreck
seemed dazed , bow ildered , scarcely able to
realize what nad happened or whcrn thov
were. Others could and did help us , but on
the south side of the wreck there was no help
for nearly ten minutes. The smoker was the
car that wo caino to hr.st. Our boys swunc
their axes with a will. Wo knocked In the
end of th'o car , cut away between the windows
dews , and then went In ourselves and bi > can
the work of rescuing. Wo saw the uniform
of O nicer Walter I ) , l.nlor and took him our.
He was unconscious when we reached htm
and probably dead , although his lips quiv
ered for a minute or two after wo laid him
out beside the wall. We took out Mr. Snow ,
who was dylni , ' , and at least a do/en injured
persons. Tha unhurt passengers , if there
were any ( I don't remember .seeing a man In
this car but what was moro or less bruised
and scarred ) , helped us and wo emptied the
car , taking out the cushions and laying the
Injuicd npon them. I3y this time teams
has began to come and wo placed the
wounded In them by twos and threes and
they wcte carried elf to the eiuine house at
liosllndalo. All was confusion , t'eoplo
were Hocking to the place. Kverybody was
sneamlngand shouting , some with pain ,
others glv ing orders. I cannot remember in
cidents with much distinction after this , for
I , too , was getting excited. I only know that
wo kept at work until 10 o'clock and staid
until all were taken away. "
Owing to the duplication and the misspell
Ing of names It Is now believed that the re
ports of the number of pel sons killed hare
been considerably overestimated. Up to
noon to-day Dr. Draper had signed twenty-
one death certliicatcs and Dr. Harris three ,
making the entire death total up to noon
THE ARMOUR DOYCO1T.
The Firm Bound to Have a Share of
the Akron Trade.
CmcAfio , March 15. [ Special Telegram to
the Uin.l : A special from Akron , O. , says :
Armour & Co. , the Chicago packers , recently
sent a car load of dressed beef to this city ,
and on account of the boycott on Armour
being enfoiced by the local labor organi/a-
tlons very little of it could bo sold , and the
lemainder was shipped back. Armour has
just telegraphed his Cleveland agent to go to
Akron and f tart live or six shops to sell meat
at any price and charge the loss to Armour &
Co. A ruinous competition Is looked for ,
and local dealers are much disturbed.
A member of thu Atmour linn to day said
"Onr Cleveland acent wired us that Akron
butchers would not buy our meat. 1 tele
graphed back , tolling him that If ho could
not sell at wholesale to retail it. Armoiu
was bound to have a sliaro of the Akron
tiadc , and if wo could not deal with the
butchers wo would go to the people. Wo tr >
to do a wholesale trade , and generally suc
ceed , but If any retailers think they can
free/.o us out they are mistaken. We will
sell meat one way or another. "
Mine. Bcalnhl Quito III.
CHICAGO , March 15. [ Special Telejram to
the BKK.I Madame Scalchl , the contralto ,
Is resting easily at the Grand Tactile hotel.
Count Loll I , her husband , Is quite apprehen
sive as to the result of her illness , but Dr.
Purdy said to-day that the fuver had not as
sumed a malignant form , although it had 1
been aggravated by her slnclng two or tlueo
times since its Inception. He thought she
would bo convalescent within ten days un
less unforeseen complications occurred.
There have been rumors to the effect that
some trouble had arisen between Mcsdames
1'attl and fecalchl , and that this was the oc ' <
casion of the hurried journey of Mr. Abbey
to Chicago , and the consequent failure of the
contralto to accompany the troupe to St.
houls. If there Is any real foundation for
the rumor It has not been fully disclosed.
There Is scarcely any doubt that Madame
Scalchl Is quite ill at present.
The Ocean Itnocrs.
Nr.w YOIIK , March 15.-PHot Yates , of
Pilot boat 1 , which came In hero this morn-
ing , reports that ho saw the schooners Coro-
net and Dauntless passing Fire island last
Saturday uvenlni : and that the Coronet was
,1then a mile and a half ahead. Ho had no
doubt whatever as to their relative positions.
MannlnK Sails for Kurope.
N'uw YOIIK , March 15. Ex-Secretary Man
ning sailed lor Kurope on the steamer Arl-
zona this mornluir , accompanied by hlswlfo
dand daughter. Manning said the voyage
1 was taken for thu beuelit of his health.
T1IK I'LOT AGAINST THU CZAR.
Full I'nrtlcttlnrA or the Attempt on
[ fojiiHoM.W / > y Jcimrn fJonloii llsnnttt. ]
lliiitix : , March 15. Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the Uii.J : : Kcpoits trom
St Petersburg regarding the discovery of a
great plot against the c/ar have caused much
excitement here. Kxtras have been selling
on thu street all day long and have been
ragcrly bought. As jet these whomovoln
the best Informed political circles seem to
know little more than what has already been
printed. Tliero Is n disposition hero to regard
the whole plot as an attempt to force the carte
to make war Instead of peaceably dividing
UulcailawltliAustila. The Post , n semi-
olllclal organ , expresses this feeling as fol
low a :
"With alarm and grief wo say It , I'uropo
must guard Itself against the policy of de
spair which may show Itself either In fatal
istic quiet or convulsive boldness. The last
Is the most prob.iblc. It Is thought hero that
the plot makes clear Russia's hitherto unex
plained delay In tMsrylnc out thu llulgarian
partition asreement with Austria. "
The bourse to-day sustains this current
opinion In the aitlllclal naluro ot quotations
for Russian stocks. In the lace of what Is
retarded as the wor.st now for many weeks
Irom Hnssla. quotations were forced up be
yond jcstcrday's fall and pegged there ,
TIII : n.or I > ISCOVIIIKI : > .
LONDON , March 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the I5ii.J : : The latest an i
thcntlc Intelligence as to the attempt on the |
czar shows that the bomb which was to have
been thrown under the Imperial carriage was
concealed in a case shaped like n book of
quaitoslzo. The young man who can led It
was n student A siting was hanging from
the case and It was by means of this
that the bomb was to ha\o
been Hum : . A man who was standing be
hind the student noticed that the lattcr's
book seemed very heavy unit that ho ropeat-
ciUy shifted It from arm to arm. This made
him suspicious and ho drew the attention of
n bystander to thu younp man. Hardly had
ho done so when hosaw the young man
stoop , deposit his book on the pavement and
fumble nt the string. Luckily the string
.slipped from the wonld-bo reiricldo'8 hand ,
and the man who had been observ
ing him , caught him by the col
lar and shoved him back violently
Into the crowd. It was then seen that an
other youth , who had been standing bcsldo
the ono with the book , was making rouzh ef
forts to foico his way through the surging
mass of people who had been attracted S > y the
arrest of the first man. This second youth
had a traveling bag slung about him.
Ho was seized , too , and his bag
was afterward found to contain
a bomb. It Is said that the czar heard noth
ing of the whole matter until he reached
Gat sell In a. It Is therefore not true that the
departure of their majesties for ( iatselilna
was caused by this doplorabln Incident The
crarshcd tears on being Informed of the
danger which not only himself but the em-
pi ess had BO nairowly escaped.
AN INDIO NANT DENIAL.
The persons arrested In connection with
the constitutional plot Indignantly deny that
they are In any way connected with the out
rage , and repudiate any Idea of conspiracy.
Their motto isthey * say , ' 'the people , with the
czar or against the ezar.4The > have published
a lithographic periodical composed mainly of
extracts from works of notable writers on
constitutional law and political economy.
The statutes of society obliged nil members
to join at a signal of their chief in doing their
utmost to subvert existing government and
establish n constitutional government
ST. PinT.nsituijo , Match IS. It is semi
officially stated that Sunday the police were
Infoimed that an attempt might be made on
the life of the czar that day , It being the
anniversary of the assassination'ot his
father. As a result the police arrested near
the Imperial palace several persons dls
covered holding dynamite bombs In tholr
hands ready to throw at the czar as ho
CONKIIIMINO TUP. nKPoms.
LONDON , March 15. The Itussian em
bassy In London has received dispatches
confirming the repotts of the discovery of a
plot to assassinate thu cvar and the arrest of
the ringleaders. Thcso dispatches say that
no actual attempt was made to kill the czar ,
as the plot had been discovered before ho
left the palace. The British government has
received dispatches to thu same effect front
K. . D. Morler , British ambassador to St.
A dispatch trom St. Petersburg to the
Dally News says : While the czar was
returning from requiem services In the
cathedral of St Peter and St. Paul a bomb
attached to n cord was thrown In his direction.
The Intention was to tighten the string ,
which was connected with a mechanism , and
thus explode the bomb , but before It could be
executed the criminal and a suspected accom
plice were beized. It was found that they
lived together in a lodging house In the sub
urbs of the city. The police visited this house
and discovered a quantity of explosives and
a number of revolutionary pamphlets. Over
'JOO persons have alteady been arrested In
connection with the affair and domiciliary
visits aio belni ; madu throughout the city ,
The ( lorman police had warned the Russian
authorities that an attempt was to be inailo
against the czar's lite , but the latter failed to
trace the plotters.
THK POPE WIljTj JUDGK.
The Settlement or the K. or li. Qucs
tlnn in Ills llnndH.
[ Copjifoit6S7 / / li\i \ Jumti Gnitlm nennett.l
ROMB , March 15. [ New York llcrali !
Cable Special to theHKK.J Antho question
of tlio Knlchts ot Labor Is to be settled by
the holy office It Is ot deep Importance to
know how that question will be judged. Once
every week , on Wednesdays , the council of
the Inquisition meets In a room at the Vati
can. Mgr. Satlan , a saintly and zealous Do
minican , presides on tliesn occasions , and
the cardinals of the inquisition , nlno of
whom are living hero , attend , together with
the assessor ! . The pope , who Is prefect of
the holy office , Is also present No decision
whatever is come to without his
approval , and he may veto or
upset any decision. The knights
will therefore virtually have the holy father
as their supreme judge a fact upon which
they may be congratulated. The condemna
tion of the .society , say In Canada , does not
necessarily Involve a similar condemnation
In the United states. Kach case will bo tried
upon Its own merits , with duo regard for the
peculiar circumstances ot thu dilferunt coun >
tries and after a careful consideration of the
motives nud methods of the society , I nm
not . at liberty I to give my authority for this ,
but It could not bo a better ono.
An Improbable Story.
ST. PAUL , March 15. A Windom , Minn. ,
special to the Pioneer-Press says : Two
girls , aged fourteen and sixteen years , wan
dered lute the town attired as boys. Their
sex being discovered they confessed that tlioy
were Katie and Lilly Uyers , originally from
Llndsay.Ont , but recently from Rochester , N.
Y.wherc they were left by their brother , A. A.
liyere , on the death of their parents. The
brother removing to Colzary. Northwest ter
ritory , they nnauy started without money to
find him. Adopting boys'attlra they trav
elled on foot and in box cars and encoun
tered all Imaginable dangers , but their Rex
was not discovered until their arrival here.
Their story is doubtful. .
BRINGING IN THE BOODLERS.
Five of Cook Oonnty's Crooked Officials
Arrested Tor Conspiracy to Defraud ,
ALL OF THEM RELEASEOON BAIL"I
The Crnml < lury Piling Up Kvldcnc *
the Acetified Men A
BtllV lcenI'l \ tit to
11 o Mndo.
Thn Co us pirn tors Corralled.
CIIICAOO , March lf > . [ Special Telegram
totlio llir. : ] The special era ml Jury which
Is Investigating thu charges ngninsttho Cook
county "boodleis , " ute putting In lone hours
nml aru rapldlv collecting criminating evl-
di'tiee. Ono of the witnesses to-ilay was
Chatlos Tick , the crockery man , who fur
nished the InMiuo asylum withsuch : n largo
( UmiitHy of "louo fisherman" style of chlnn-
vvaro , and who also f mulshed Wank-it Yar-
nell's lady litumlon Wab.ish avenue n coin-
plctosct of the same pattern. The iccltal ot
tils storv of thu dealings ho lias had \\ltli the
county and with county olllclals Is expected
to be ono of the most Interesting
chapters of the tecoid of the In\esti
mation when It can bo given
In detail , and Is likely to go a good way In
explaining how the county treasury Is at
piescnt Inastato of bankruptcy. There Is
no longoi any doubt that the "boodlers" will
iifo money Ireely In their defense , as thele
downfall means the possible ruin of bovcral
vt'iy wealthy irnmblers and politician' ! . Tboy
are to bo met \ \ Ith a vigorous prosecution ,
however , and as an earnest that It will bo In
spiring It has been learned that n fund of
8150,000 is being raised among business men
to assist the stntu probecutors In their work ,
ami It Is known that a number ot business
moil havusubscilbed St.oooeach.
Waiden McGailgto , of the Cook county
hospital : Wai don Vanirll , of the county In
sane asvluni ; Kdward McDonald ( brother of
"Mike" McDonald , the noted ex-gambler ) ,
iMiglneer at the county hospital ; Itlchard
Driscoll , bookkeeper of the Chicniol'liarnia-
ccutlcal company , and ono James T. Connolly
nelly were at rested to-nliflit for a conspiracy
to defraud the county , and an army of de
tectives and deputy sheriffs Is scouring the
city for others ot the "boodlers , " who
have \\ithin a couple of years
brought this conntv to thn verge of bank
ruptcy. Thov and their friends weio bcsldo
themselves with tear and excitement all the
evening. Mlko McDonald , Johnny Craw
ford anil a ho.st ot others were reported to bo
flying all over thocitv hastily dnvlsing means
01 relief for tholr Indicted friends. Cabs
were dashing at bieak-ncck speed from
the sheriff's office the headquarters
of the prosecution to 'the county
hospital , Insane asylum , and other
places where the conspirators were wont to
meet. Warden McGatlgle was the first game
bailed. He was at once driven to the slier-
Ill's otllco trom the Hospital. Mlko McDon
ald was promptly on hand and had K. S.
Dreyer , a prominent banker and real estate
acent , thoie in a moment. Dieyor quickly
furnished bail. Wniden Vornefl was at a
theater w hen ho heard the news that the offi
cers weio after him. Vnrucll coolly walked
to the sheriff's office and gave Himself up.
Ho and the others Ilka MeGarigle , were
balled almost the moment they reached thp
olllceol thu.slieiill' . About midnight , when
the biisperts wcro being brought
In , crowds of curious citizens
gathered about the county building , but
Ingress was sternly debarred'to all but the
oflTcers , their prisoners and persons about to
sign bonds. The arrests are understood to
bo upon Indictments returned thlsovunlnic
by the special grand jury which has , been in
session out two or three dayc.
A ROCK Island Itatlrond Bill.
LINCOLN , Neb. . March 15. ( Special to the
BEH.J House roll 8W by Mr. Watson , was
passed directly In the Interests of the Rock
Island road , although It Is couched , of course ;
In general terms. It gives to outside railroad
corporations the right to lease and operate
toads In this state , which Is a right they do
not now possess. Kvery eastern road now In
this state Is operated by a foreign company
as part of a through line. The right of such
companies to lease and purchase thus far hat
been denied to them , but Is guaranteed by
this law , while the roads themselves are sub
ject to taxation , regulation and control. The
Hock Island Is an Illinois corporation and It
seems Is willing to build a large
amount of road in this state
but thus tar , It has tolt that Its title has not
been protected and Its right to operate a road
been put Into such a shape that It could not
bodistuibed. The constitution forbids for
eign railroad companies securing right of
way In their own name. Hence all these
companies must organlzo local companies to
which they loan money to build the roads.
After the latter arc built the people who fur
nish the money feel they onglit to have the
right to lease or purchase them. This right
Is given by this bill , and the Rock Island ,
thmuh dllfcrent steps have been taken to so-
cnre It , is now on a similar footlnir with the
1J. & M.
The Transfer Reported Made.
NEW VOIIK , March 1C. Itisgenrtally be
lieved on Wall street that the control of the
Baltimore & Ohio has passed Into the hands
of a syndicate. The story is current , and It
reported by parties who are generally ac
cepted as good authority , that Jay Gould has
acquired a quarter Interest In the syndicate *
and has paid 31,400,000 In cash on the agree
ment. Hnssell Sa e is also named as a mom-
berof the syndicate. According to the re
ports the Western Union takes the Baltimore
A : Ohio tclcuraph lines , Dlnsmoro lakes the
express buslness.fortlM ) Adams Kxnrrss com-
paiiy.and the Pennsylvania railroad takes the
road. The details aio said to have been ar
ranged last night.
Nothing could bo learned to-nluht of the
result of the Stilly-Sage conference to-day ,
but It Is Koncrallv believed that the floating
rumors are In the main coriect and that the/
fust payment for the control of the Hnltl-
moro & Ohio .stock have been subscribed.
Sully writ ) repeatedly questioned In regard to
the meeting , but refused to glvo any
Information and would not oven admit that
he had been present at the confeionco. The
reports affected the block market favorably
and a majority of operators boiievo that an
agreement ot some kind has been concluded.
The Bishop Family.
NEW YORK , March 15. [ Special Telegram
to thn UKI.J lleports from Detroit state that
the wife of W. I. Hlshop , the mind reader ,
left there > esterday for Now York. Hlshop
says : "I am fully s.itlslled that 1 have been
made a victim of ono of the blackest con
spiracies ever hatched by evil minds. I
( eared at ono time that my wife had become
Insnno but now I believe that she was de
coyed from homo by bogus dispatches. Her
mother Is evidently as much In the dark as I
am. " Mrs. Bishop Is reported as saying in
Detroit that her husband's mind has been
giving way some time under severe strain
and that when ho became petulont and
clunky she packed up and went to Newport
and then to Detroit. She hart ) she has had
no knowledge' of his reported early romances
and eleven year old daughter and will call
him to account when she reaches Now Voik.
She thinks ho Is Insanu and will seek to keep
him fiom Kohii : on the btaKO attain.
Wreck of n Kohoonnr.
NOIITH KAHHIAM , Mass. , Match 15. An
unknown two-masted schooner went ashore
this morning about U o'clock two mlle.f south
of the Ufa saving station at Nausctte. Al
attempts to reach her by the crew of the sta
tion have failed. The hua IH making a clean
sweep over thn schooner and bur hull Is al
most under water. Three men can be
counted from the sho're lashed to the foretop
and ono man Is clinging to the bowsprit.
Tim life saving crow have fired lilteen lines
at the vessel , out of which only ono reached
her , but the sc.i Is too heavy to do anvthlng.
Thcro Is not much prospect of saving the
crow unless thu weather moderates. Th
schooner was bound south , loaded , She lie *
head on over half n mile Irnm Mmre. Th (
wind is blowing a gale from the uorlkwrik