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OMAHA DAILY BEE ,
SIXTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA. THURSDAY MORNING , MARCH 17 , 1887. NUMBER 271
WORK OF THE UPPER HOUSE ,
The State Senate Transacts Some Business
and Takes a Lay Off ,
THE LINCOLN BELT RAILWAY.
The Elkhorn Vnllcy Punning Work on
Its Arlington-Omaha Cut-ofT
ToiiKlifl Captured nt Chad-
ron Other State NOWH.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 1C. [ Special Tele
gram to the Uni : . | The senate met this
morning at 10 o'clock , Mr. Melklejohn in the
chair. Messrs. Casper , Duras , Iligtsins of
Colfax , Holmes. Snell and Vandcmaik wcro
absent. House roll-10 for the relief of licatrlcc ,
W for the relief of Kobert W. Fur-
as , and senate fileMS , chanirlng
the name the reform school to "Tlio Nebras
ka Institute for Juvenile. Offenders , " were
tccommendcd favorably by their icspectlve
Air. Conger moved that when the.senate
adjourn it be to Monday next at 4 o'clock.
Mr. Lindsay amended to make It Monday
at to o'clock.
Mr. Colby was opposed to both motions.
lie wanted to keep grinding until there was
nothing to grind and then adjourn slue die.
Mr , Schmlnko was of the same opinion.
Mr. Blown said the hmiso was behind the
senate In days and work. Toward the cloio
of the session it was necessary that both
houses bo together. If the senate sit the two
days , the house being In Omaha iunkcttng ,
they will bo three days ahead. Ho tavored
Mr. Tzschuck favored adjourning to enable
the house to catcli up with the senate , lioth
thn original motion and amendment wcro
The senate wont Into committee of the
whole on the general lite , Mr. Drown in the
chair , lilll l.Vi , setting salaries of county of-
licers was recommended to pass.
Mr. Col by'ii bill ! ! ! ! , enabling farmers to
plant "wind breaks" at will on their farms
unit yet be entitled to the statutory bounds ,
was recommended tor passage.
Mr. Kobblns' motion to repeal the present
law relating to wind breaks on section lines
The senate reported for passage Mr. Mel-
kleiohn's reform school bill above mentioned ,
which also Includes the paroling of inmates
and scndlni ! the feeble minded over to the
Mr. Sterling'h bill. 1T9 , providing for the
annulling ot the bonds of matiimony by a
woman whoso husband Is Incurably insane ,
was recommended to pass.
Mr. Linn's bill , ! U3. providing for a lion of
the owners of stallions , jacks and bulls upon
the get of the same , was substituted for file
Sit and recommended to pass. Adjourned
till Holiday at - o'clock.
Ijlncoln'u Belt Rullw.iy Scheme.
LINCOLN , NeD. , March 10. [ special Tele
gram to the BEN. ] One of the most impor
tant movcnniets for the future of the city of
Lincoln was consummated this evening In
the permanent organization of the Lincoln
Belt railway which was incorporated ; ! ' short
time ago. At the meeting to-nlaht the Incorporators -
corporators decided to Increase and amend
its articles of incorporation , making the belt
line also a union depot and union elevator
company.and amended articles of this charac
ter will be tiled at once. The plan of the
company Is to secure the ground and erect as
soon as negotiations can bo made a 8200,000
depot , using their belt line as an entrance for
nil roads built at present and which may
reach the city In the future. The magnitude
of this step will best bo appreciated when the
cost of reaching central gionnds in the city
through condemnations is considered.
The union elevator means equally as
much for the city , for It will provide for the
handling and grading of grain at this point
and allow of through shipments to the coast
without brcaKln < bulk and without passing
through Chicago. At this meeting thu fol
lowing ofllcers of the belt line wore elected :
President , J. D. McKarland ; vice president ,
F. I. Jfoss ; treasurer. U. W. Mosher ; secre
tary , J. W. Deweese ; attorney. T. M. Mar-
quett : superintendent , J. J. linholt ; directors ,
J. D. McKarland. F. 1. Foss , T. M. Marquett.
W. II. B. Stout , C. W. Mosher , J. J. ImholT ,
J. W. Dowecse. The decision of the meeting
was that the preliminary survey should be
made Immediately , and If It will bo possible
to secure a competent force to run the lines
work will commence on the survey the com
ing week. The line as proposed will run
Irom the West Lincoln town site to the vi
cinity of the asylum and state peni
tentiary , thence eliding east around
tlio rlty east of Wyuka cemetery
to the Wnslyan university giounds , and west
of thu city by way of the state talr grounds.
The positive assurance is given that this
line will bo built the ptescnt summer as far
as the asylum and penitentiary , and the pos
sibility Is that It may bo completed the en
tire circuit within the year. The purchase of
the laree tract of'ground known as the "Lord
Jones" property Is now reputed to have been
mauo by the Incorporators ot the belt line for
the purpose of union depot grounds , and It
Is understood that correspondence Is now in
progress with the management of the differ
ent lines reaching this city in regard to the
occupancy of a depot of that character.
These rapid nnd substantial movements on
the part of the belt line company will bo the
mean * of n great luilux ot material interest
of all kinds for the city and the commence-
inont of permanent work in the line through
surveys and contracts for building Is given
with the luost positive assurances.
The Elkhorn Valley Cut-Off.
FHEMONT , Neb. , March 10. [ Special to
the BKK. 1 It is now definitely given out
hero that work on the Fremont , Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley railroad cut-off from Arling
ton Jo Omaha Is to go forward at once. Mr.
C. P. Treat , whoso headquarters are now lo
cated here , and who has the contract for con
structing the line , Is getting his camps estab
lished at Arlington , and says the work will
bo pushed with energy from now on. All
material Is belli ; : rapidly deposited on the
ground nnd dirt will begin to lly In a few
days , the sub-contractors having tecolved
their various portions of the work. A nteam
shovel of large capacity will be a pat t ot the
machinery for accomplishing the work. As
soon as bosslble MX ) teams will be at work
along the line , and Mr. Treat thinks it can
all be finished and trains running to Omaha
by the 1st of August. The work is the heav
iest of any contract for a corresponding
number of miles built by the company in
Nebraska , Wyoming or Dakota.
A Iilvuly Row Near Chadron.
CiiAunox , Neb. , March 10.-A lively llcht
took place in a canyon a few miles from
town yesterday , between Ofllcor Morrlssy
nd four border toughs. Morrissy bad a
warrant for their armst and when ho ordered
them to surrender , they opened on him witli
guns and bowle knives. Morrlssy answered
in kind and * o vigorously that the despera
does squealed formerey aflerone of the num
ber had been wounded twice. The oilloer
brought the lour men to this city. Seven
knives , two shotguns and several revolvers
comprised their aimamcut
A Sllinly Attended Moot Inc.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Match , 10. [ Special Tcbi-
gram to the BKK. ] The alleged citizens meet
ing called at TVinplu hall to-nlzhtto prepare
lor a cltlrens * ticket on the Doyd plan In
Omaha was attended by about thirty pro-
hlblllonUU and about a like number of lone
some democrats , while a crowd of n bundled
or so , drawn to the meeting through curi
osity and through the proposed attempt to
Ignore party lines , was also present It was
a notleeable/ealure that not one-third nf the
prominent citizens who signed the call were
in atte.idauco and an almost total lact of re-
publlcais participating wns noticeable. Sec
retary Lewis , of the Law and Order league ,
Culled the assembly to order and Kobert :
man was elected chhalrraan. E.
T. J3rown presented a proposition
Hiat the cbalr name a commltteo of twenty-
one tn select a city ticket to bo presented at a I
future meeting for ratltlratlon. This move
ment was approved and an adjournment
immediately followed. The total lack of any
citizens prominent In the'call being present
made It appear that the pioposltion for a
citizens' ticket Is not meeting with any favor
even by those Issuing the call , nnd the movet
meiit Is generally regarded as one In which
a tow democrats and piolilbitionists hope to
niakij a lighting chancn together to cct con-
tiol of the city affairs. A vote of those
present would undoubtedly have snowed
under the scheme tor a cltl/.ens' ticket had It
come to n votu In tliu house.
A Had Team lo Handle.
STiioMsni'iio , Neb. , March 10. fbpcclal to
the HKI : . ] Mrs. George lUcliardson was
thrown from a bucijy yesterday and received
some severe wounds. Shortly afterward the
.same loam was put to another blurry and
parties sent lor Mr. Richardson , and on
reaching the place wliero the lirst runawav
took place the team became iinuianaccablo
and two men were thrown to the ground but
not seriously hint.
Killed by the Cam.
HASTI.NOS , Neb. , March 10. W. G. 1'rosser ,
a switchman in the St. Joe & Grand Island
yards In tills city , was run over nnd killed
by the cars last evening. He was coupling
cais at tlio time and It Is supposed ho slipped
and tell under the wheels. Ho was twenty-
four years of acre. The remains wcie sent to
Kdgar , where tlio parents of the unfortunate
Stromslmrc an n City.
STIIOMSUUIIO , Neb. , March 10. [ Special to
the HEK.J Stromsburg Is to become a city of
the second class. There has been an effort
put forth to get a vote at the election next
month to abolish the town charter and make
Stromsburg a city of thu second class. Some
opposition , however , if being shown by tlio
saloon element , as they think their chance of
electing a town board favorable to them will
Iowa Supreme Court Decisions.
DKS MOINKS , la. , March 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bit : : . ] The following decisions
by the supreme court were made to-day :
John 11. E. Saar vs John Fuller et al ,
Thomas J. Kinken , Intervener , appellant ,
Mills circuit. Reversed.
Nicholas Herron , appellant , vs Susan Her-
ron , Plymouth circuit. Affirmed.
James Pollard vs Dickinson county , appel-
land , Dickinson circuit. Alllrmed.
F. C. Goodall , administrator , appellant , vs
Sarah J. Case et al , Cass circuit. Itevorscd.
Joseph Hallaln vs J. A , Coibctt , appellant ,
Ida circuit. Aliirmed.
E. M. Eiscfcld k Co. vs Charlotte Dill , et
al and Charlotte Dill , appellant , vs Sclioen-
man Bros. & Co. et al , Louisa circuit At-
Mina Horton , appellant , vs estate of John
llortou , deceased , Van Uurcn circuit He-
Catharine Fleming vs Town of Shcnan-
doah , appellant. Paso district. Aliirmed.
Thomas IS. Haln , appellant , vs Lama 1 ! .
KobihMtn , administrator , et al , Dubuque dis
trict. Alllrmed ,
J. 11. Hawkins , appellant , vsll. K. Wilson ,
Mahaska circuit. Itevcrsed.
C. Hyson vs G. S. Mcl'herson , appellant ,
Kossiitn disttlct , IlovcrseU.
Cedar Kapids Happening.
CnnAit It.vriDS , la. , March 10. [ Special
Telegram to tlio lien.J Two boys , Mc-
Donaugh and Smith , were robbed last night
west'of the city by tramps.
Another mile of paving has been petitioned
The Clifton bouse , U. Silloway proprietor ,
has chanced hands. Green brothers , the new
proprietors , will Impiovo It and Billy Ander
son will run It.
It in found that Edward Myers , who com
mitted suicide at Columbus Junction , killed
himself because his girl , Lizzie Knaub , had
St. Mary commandery of Philadelphia ,
noted for Its pilgrimages , has sent a line
souvenir to Apollo commnndery of this city
for the hospitality tontereil them on their last
pilgrimage here. Prof. 1'arvln will formally
present thu souvenir Thursday night.
Iowa Hportsinon'H Tournament.
Siot'X CITV , la. , March 10. [ Special Tele
gram to thcIJEE.J The executive committee
of the Iowa Sportsmen's association met here
to-day to pertect plans and arrange the pro
gramme for the coming tournament. The
dates for holding the same were determined
upon , being Juno SI. 122 , 23 and -I. Prepara
tions ate making lor one ot the largest tour
naments ever held In the west. It Is expected
that lully 5,000 people will be present.
Closing Secret Whisky HolOH.
Sioux CITV , la. , March 10. | Special Tele
gram to the UEK. I To-day another hole-in-
( he-wall saloon was searched by the ofliccrs
and a small quantity of beer ana other un
lawful beverages soizod. Almost every day
similar seizures are made. The law and
order leagun Is manifesting great vigor , and
having rid the city of every open saloon now
proposes pushing the war persistently against
the enemy until they have shut up tUbO every
Iturelarlzcd the Depot.
Four Donor , la. , March 1C. ( Special Tel
egram to the BKK. I The Mason City it Fort
Dodgn depot was broken into last night and
879 were taken from the cash drawer. Forty-
nine dollars of the money belonged to an em
ploye of the road and $ : > 0 to the company.
There is no clue to thu ones who committed
Kolzod Liquor Condemned.
r DF.S MOINKS , la. , March 10. [ Special Tel-
gram to the IJr.E. ] To-day Sl.l.GOO worth of
liquors belonging to Ilurlbut , Hess & Co. ,
the wholesale druggists , was condemned by n
jury to bo destroyed. The case will be ap
Went Throiich a Trostlo.
M.OMKTTA , O. , March 10. The endue
and tender of the east bound mornini ; train
on the Marietta , Columbus & Northern rail
road wont through the Vincent trestle twelve
miles from here , Lyl Vincent and Albert
lioothb ) , engineer and llrcman , wore killed ,
and John McCoy and William Stewart , con
ductor and brakeiuan , badly scalded.
Michael E'irly , a passenger , had his lett leg
mashed. The engine had been shifting at
the station and wns backing to hitch to the
train when it became derailed and ran oil' the
nestle , knocking it down.
A Wrecked schooner.
BOSTON , March 10. A dispatch from East-
ham this morning says that the schooner re
ported last night being ashore two miles otf
the Nansett life saving station Is fast going
to pieces. Thn dispatch states that 'of the
crew two were saved and one drowned.
A dispatch from Orleans , Mass. , .states that
a tug rescued two of the men who were seen
clinclng tn the ioretop mast and bowsprit ot
the schooner J. B. Eels , ashore on Nansett
yesterday. The rest of the crew were drowned.
Nebraska and Iowa Weather.
For Nebraska : Fair weather , followed In
the unithcrn portion by rain , stationary
temperature , winds shitting to southerly.
For Iowa : Fair weather , becoming
warmer , winds shifting to southerly.
Struck liy n Train.
ST. Louis , March 10. Kobert Furnace and
Jesse Jennings , two farmers , while crossing
the railroad track about a mile from Noko-
mls , 11 ! . , In a wagon , last evening , wcro
struck by a train and instantly killed.
Khode Island Itepubllcani.
PnovinKNCK , U. I. , March 18 , The repub
lican etatc convention met to-day and nom
inated by acclamation the present Incum
bents of state ofllcers , from governor down ,
for party candidates.
Noted Htitllmn'a Huddcn Death.
LKXINOTOX , Ky. , March 10. Mayor B. G.
ThomaV famous imported stallion , King
M.ui , died this afternoon of spinal meningitis ,
lie was sick less than twenty-four hours , and
valued at 523,000.
Grinncll StartH For Ottawa With Ills
Ilrlcf Ills ArctimcntM.
CHICAGO. March 10. States Attorney
Orlnncll went to Ottawa to-night to file with
tlio state supreme court his brief In the an
archists' case. The document consists of
two volumes , one on the facts , the other on
the law. Tlio first volume contains 342
octavo page ? , the second 305. Solomon and
Xelslcr , of the counsel for the defendants ,
accompanied Grinncll to Ottawa , whoio
arguments In the case will bo opened to
morrow. Mr. Grinncll closes his recital of
facts with the following retcrcnco to the
policy of Mayor Harrison In permitting In-
condlnrv utterances at anarchists' meetings
at the lake front and elsewhere : "If , dining
the yeais preceding the Haymarkct bomb
throwing , the meetings at which
sedition and assassination were openly
advocated had been dispersed , thu
massacre at the Haymarket never would
have occurred. No better Illustration of the
effects of the fearless enforcement ot the law
is seen than in the tact that as soon as
Johann Most had suffered the penalty im
posed upon him by English law lor his incen-
dlaiy utterances , ho lett tlio soil of England ,
planted himself upon the soil of America ,
and that tlie officers who , be
cause of his teachings , became
martyrs tor the law , Instead of being ofllcers
of the kingdom of Gieat Britlau , wcio offi
cers of tlio state of Illinois. "
In his brief on the law Mr. Grlnnell starts
with tlio general piopositlou that the deatli
of Olllcer Degan was a murder resulting
from conspiracy , to which all of the plain
tiffs In error were parties , that Its gcneial
object and design was the overthrow ot tlio
existing social eider and of the constituted
authorities ot the law by force. Tills di'linl-
tion of conspiracy Is tiio keynote to the en
tire brief. ToitGrlnuelt frequently refers ,
and upon Its claboiation mainly depends the
thread of his argument and Ills refutation of
the points raised by the attorneys lor the
anarchists. The relevancy of Most's
book and the quantities of explosive
and flags is contended for as showing the
existence of the conspiracy. The selection
of jury is gone Into in detail , the case of
each talesman calledbeingtrcated separately.
Unlike the briefs submitted on behalt of the
anarchists , Grlnnel's clos s without a per
oration , simply stating that ho believes "the
evidence justities tlio verdict , tlio record
shows no material error , and the judgement
should be alllrmed. "
CIIICAOO , March 10. The five county of
ficials who were anestcd last night on In
dictments charclng thorn with conspiracy to
defraud , were taken before Judge Anthony
in the" criminal court this morning. The list
Includes William J. McGarlglo , warden of
the county hospital ; Henry Varnell , warden
of the county insane asylum ; Edward Mc
Donald , engineer at the county hospital , and
D. O. Drlscoll and James T. Connelly , hos
pital employes. Tlio pilsoncrs were each
accompanied bv a deputy sheriff.
Among the crowd In the court room were a
laruo number of county olliclals and local
politicians. General Stiles appeared on behalf -
half of the state and asked that tlio ball of
MeGarlirle , Varnell and McDonald bo fixed
at SIW.OOO on the indictments mid that Con
nelly and Driscoll bo admitted to bail in
510,000 each. Ho cited that one of
the indictments against the tlncc
principal defendants Involved the
embezzlement of a sum exceeding 5100,000.
Counsel lortho defense asked that ball.be
fixed at not to exceed S.5,000 each. Judge
Anthony said the allegatioiisagainst the pris
oners must bo accepted as a high grade of
crime and said ho would tix the ball tit the
amounts suggested by the state. Bail was
then furnished , Michael C. McDonald and E.
J. Lehman being tlio principal sureties.
Concrntuliitlnt ; the Czar.
Loxnox , March 10. DeStaal , Kussian am
bassador at London , has received from all
diplomats In London and from Prime Minis
ter Salisbury expressions of congratulation
on tiio crar's escape from assassination last
Sunday , and ot horror over the plot airam.st
ST. PKTnn nine , March 10. The Official
Messenger publishes the following : "Sunday
last at 11 o'clock in the moinlng three stu
dents of St. Petersburg univeisity were ar
rested In Newskj prospect , having in their
possession bombs. The piisouers admitted
that they belonged to a secret criminal society.
The bombs tound on them wcio charged
with dynamite. Each bomb was arranged to
throw eleven balls , and all these balls were
filled with strychnine. The czar and czarina
came back from Gatschinato St. Petersburg
this morning and attended a ball given by
Giand Duke Vladlmlrand re tinned to Gat-
srldna In thn evening. "
LONDON , March 10. A dispatch from St.
Petersbitig says that two of the six persons
arrested on Newskl Prospect are quite young
and that two others appear to belong to tliu
peasant class. All six carried poisons , and
ft is presumed they intended to commit sui
cide In the event ot their being arrested , but
were deprived of the chance bv the .sud
denness of their capture. Twenty teuiale
students of the Bcstuscheff institute are
among those arrested in connection with the
Church and State In Germany.
Bnnr.ix , March 10. The church bill as
passed by the commission of Oberhatis grants
lellgious orders restitution of their proper
ties. The report of the commission will be
placed before the chamber on Friday next.
The measure falls to conciliate the center
party , whose final demands have been form
ulated by Dr. Wlndthorst These are that
tlio permission accorded in tlio bill to form
bishoprics in Llmbourg and Osnabrouck bu
extended to other dioceses , Including
Cologne , Hreslau , Minister and Ernie ! , and
that tlio bill shall strictly limit and delino tlio
powers of the state to veto clerical appoint
ments , and that the discretionary powers of
the minister of worship over the re-entry of
religious orders bo defined and limited. Dr.
Wlndthorst doclaics that there can bo no
peace between diuich and state tinlcsss these
demands shall be conceded.
Ready For Their Hats.
IJoME , Maich 10. Cardinal Pace ! , the
pope's brother , received the new cardinals
to-day and accompanied them to the throne
room , where the popoconfcncd upon them
the mosctta and crimson berctta. Cardinal
Masella addressed the pope , who replied. In
the morning a Vatican messenger went to
the residences of Cardinals Gibbons and
Taschcrcau and other members of the sacied
college to notify them that a public con
sistory would bo held to-morrow. On Thurs
day the new cardinals will receive their hats.
Kaiser William For Peace.
BKIH.IN , March 1C. It is reported that Em
peror William , on receiving the French con-
eral , Marquis d'Abzie , said : "Tell your com
patriots that there Is no danger of war. So
long as I live I shall use my Influence to
maintain peace. God will soon call me to
Himself. 1 do not wish to leave my people
n heritage of blood. Germany shares my de
sires for good relations with France. "
A ChlncKo Telegraph Combine.
PAIIIH , March 10. M. Constans , French
minister to China , announces that the
Chinese government has authorized the join
Ing of the Annamlte and Chinese telegraph
Shook Down the Town.
Br.m.iN , March 10. Letters from Prague
refer to the earthquake on Saturday around
Peglbram and say that the village of Hliken-
berg wns destroyed , the Inhabitants taking
refuge In Prague.
Klnu William' * Birthday.
LONPOX , March 10 , The Vienna correspondent
pendent of the Standard says It Is reported
that Emperor William on his birthday will
proclaim Crown Prince Frederick William
co-regent with consent of the bundesrath.
The Czar'H Opinion.
ST. PiTiu8iiuiio. : : March 10. The czar Is
now reported to be great ) } ' averse to war , Ho
regards the recent plot to assassinate him as
a purely nihilistic one ,
The Sergcant-at-Arms of the Senate Ac
cused of a Shortage in Accounts.
HE MAKES INDIGNANT DENIAL.
A Mistaken IntprcNolon Prevailing
Jlcfardlni ; Uuttcrworth's llccl-
proclty Ulll-'Hcndorson'K Views
On Jtlvcra nnd Harbors.
The Story Declared False.
WA iiixnTox , March 1C. [ Special Tele-
giam to the Bii : : . | A great deal of comment
was caused to-day by a story which appealed
In an eastern paper , which charges that Ser-
ceant-at-Arius Canaday of ( lie senate Is short
In Ids accounts. The accused gentleman was
exceedingly angry when approached about
the matter to-day. He stamped tlio aitlcle as
false and malicious from hoilnnlng to end ,
and the facts In the case arc such as to justify
It , In the liist place Colonel Canaday has
the handling of no accounts , for , unlike the
sergeant-at-arins of the house , hols not tlio
disbtiislug olllcer of the senate , and the only
money Colonel Canaday gets hold of la his
own salary. The purchasing of supplies
comes under htm , but hu Is restricted in that
to such a degree that fraud would bo danger
ous , not to say Impossible. In reference to
the assertion that he had borrowed money
right and lett , even from the pages of tlio
senate , Colonel Canaday said emphatically
tat it was a He , pure and simple. "The
ruth of the whole story , " ho said , "Is shown
y the statement at the end to the effect that
was traveling with Senator Sherman's
> arty In the south. " Other officials ot tlio
icnato say the charge Is t\ base fabrication
nd the accounting ollicers of the treasury
now nothing of any shortage.
Till : CANAIIIAN Itr.CIPUOClTV TIIIIATV.
The bill introduced by Major Butterworth ,
if Ohio , late In the session , continues to
'ausu a great deal ot discussion among inem-
iers of coiuress still In Washington. Tlio
lll Is to provide for absolute reciprocity be-
vween the United States and Canada , and Is
not , as has been supposed , the preliminary
step towards n reciprocity treaty. In con
versing upon the subject of tliu bill with your
: orreipondent Major Buttcrwoith said : ' !
iavo thought over this subject for years and
1 am confident that ere the Flftietli congress
; -eases lo exist the bill will bo a law. Our
Interests and thu intoiests ot our Canadian
neighbors are identical. We are practically
jue people and there is no reason wh > the
aw of custom houses should bu maintained
along our border. "
" 11 your bill becomes a law will it not be a
one stride towards thu union of Canada and
hull nltccl State * V"
"Doubtless it would. "
replied Major Uut-
jcrwoith , "and there is no reason why the
countiios should not bo. united.Ve all como
rom the bamo stock , wo speak thu same Ian
; uagc , and our interests are Identical. "
"Then you would seem to favor the fedcr-
all/atlon of North America under one gov
ern men tV"
"No , I draw tlio line at Mexico. The p
iloof the United States and Canada are a
intercut race from the. Mexicans and I have
10 feeling in common with our southern
"Would not your bill meet with the strcmi' '
ous opposition of tliflBritlsh government11"
"Perhaps ; but the British government has
.iractically nothing to do with Canadian cus
tom laws. Canada has the right to rngulatn
its own fiscal air.llrs. ana its tailff applies
equally to imports tr > > m Great Britain as to
those to the united Slates. Canada Is a part
ot the Biltish Dominion , It Is true , but tlio
British treasury receives no revenues what
ever trom the Dominion and It if
iloubtful if the .ownership . of the vas
tenitory to the north of us by
the Britisli crown Is of any practical value to
the British government. "
"Vou say that you feel confident that tlio
bill will become a law within two years.
Upon what do you place this confidence ? "
"Principally upon thu manner in wlilcl
the bill has been received. I am surprised
at the favor which It has met everywhere.
From all sections of the country commenda
tions have come and the sentiment in its
favor Is growing dally. "
AXOTlir.B Al'I'LICANT OX HAND.
Mr. Joseph E. Woods , of Boston , the for
eign trrhiht agent of the New York Central
and Boston it Albany railroads , arrived In
Washington yesterday. Ho called on the
president to-day and made a formal applica
tlou tor a place on the Inter-state commerce
commission. Mr. Woods presented endorse'
ments Irom a number of prominent people
In Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts ,
among which was one from Senator Hoar.
Mr. Woods is understood to bo the lirst man
endorsed by the Massachusetts senator , whc
was one ot the very tv senatois who dh
not sign thu petition asking tin
mesldent to appoint Senator Confer. Th
president received Mr. Woods very cordially
and asked him a number of questions de
signed to ascertain the extent ot his knowl
edge of railroad affairs. Ho seemed to b
impressed with the letters which Mr. Wood
presented. Of course ho made no promise ,
hut he did sty that he has iiot yet dccldei
upon the personnel of the commission and h
conveyed the Impression to his caller that h
Is giving the subject of the commission th
greatest care and thought. It is the genera
impression hero that thu president has de
ckled absolutely upon one man only and thai
man Is Colonel William H. Morrison. Then
is no direct evidence that even this gentle
man has been selected beyond the fact tha
everone at all interested in the subject ha
settled upon Monlson as the president of tin
board. It Is tcported that there are now up
wards of TOO applications on tile.
AX HOUliLY KDITIOK.
There Is a story current here to the effec
that the New York Sun Is to try the journal
istic venture which the Telegram vo up a
a bad job. When 1. W. English was allvi
ho had an Idea that a paper In New Yorl
city should bo published every hour duiln.
tlieday. It was his aim to eventually pub
lish editions of the Sun at intervals ot sixty
minutes from 10 o'clock till 5 In the after
noon , but he never carried out the Idea. Tlio
rapid growth of circulation anioni ; some of
the other Now York dailies has , it Is said ,
induced the proprietors ot tlio Sun to see
whether that sheet cannot once nioro tie
placed In the lead , and it Is believed hero
that within a few weeks , or as soon as the
necessaiy press facilities can oe secured ,
trcsh editions of the Snn will be placed be-
toro the Now York public at all hours ot the
couconAR'.s' ' COXDITIOX.
"I am sorry to sav" paid an old fnendof
the philanthropist . W. Corcoranthis after
noon , "that there is1 little hope for that
gentleman. I saw him a day or two ago and
lie to all appearances looks twenty yours
older than he WHS a year ago. He used to
be one of my most Intimate irlcnds when I
lived near him , he would run Into my house
almost daily , now he has entirely forgotten
me and It Is with tbo utmost difficulty that
he can be made to understand who 1 am and
yet It is lesi than a year since he know mo so
well. W. W. Corcoran , In spite of his
elghty-elcht years of ilfe.has been until quite
recently a vigorous and hearty man , but now
ho feems to me like n physical wreck , and I
should not bo surprised to hear of his death
at any moment"
OI'I'OSKD TO AN'EXTIIA SKSSION.
General Henderson , of Illinois , Is the only
member of the river and harbor committee
wtio has not expressed himself us
in favor of the Immediate call of an extra ses
sion. "Tho failure of the deficiency bill , "
said General Henderson to-day , "bus caused
a great deal of embarrassment In many of the
detriments and It would certainly Ira very *
much better for the government If some pro
vision could bo made for the failure of con
gress to get this bill ready for the president's
signature before the adjournment ; but It Is
hardly likely that the president
will think It necessary to call
congress together simply uccauso this
one Imperative bill failed. Them certainly
ought to Iw same piovlslnn made , " he con-
1111 nod "for carrying on the works of Im I-
provements of the livers and harbors of the
country. The St Mary's Falls canal and the
short cut acioss Kewcenaw point should be
put Into shape immediately for tint benefit of
the commerce ot the lakes. Theru are a
number of harbors In the country besides
w'-ich will bu badly damaged before the now
appropriation can bo made , still It Is not
IlKnly that the president will caio tocall con
gress together to re-onnct a bill which he
vetoed. On the whole 1 can see no Immedi
ate necessity for an extra session but 1 think
It Is quite likely that there may bo such a
necessity before the first of October.
TENSIONS OIIAXTKD WKHTKIINKltS.
Pensions have been granted Neoraskans as
follows : Charles E. Smith , North 1'latte ;
Edward Newton , Ponca ; Alfred Curlls ,
Hastlncs. Increase : Frank It. 1'etllt , Fair-
burg ; lllloy D. Barton , Hastings ; Charles O.
Hart.Drlftwood ; Franklin E. Fosdlck , ( re
issue ) . Lrrton ; William W. Tower ( ro-lsstio ) .
Dakota-Gcorgo N. 0. White , Glcnullln ;
Garrett liathbin. Hartford. Increase :
Wallace Hammond. Tamer ; Kobcit 11.
Halsey , Pactola.
IDwa Moses 1) . Scott , Bear Grove ; I'an-
son D. Gose , New Sharon : George I ) . Walter ,
Burlington ; Joseph E. Tyler. Hampton ;
Epnralm Hall , Elklmrt : Daniel 11. Carter.
Exlinc ; David Bott , llumeston ; John H.
Peck , Audtihon ; Geoigo Bather , Kemsen.
Increase : Williamson H. Fortune. Davis
( Mtv ; Moses W. nice , Webster City ; John
Cat roll , Llbertyvilln ; Daniel Cowle , West
Union ; John A. Osborn ( re-issue ) . Leon.
lie-Issue and Increased : John. J. Weldon ,
t'O TAL CIIAXOKS.
Benton M. Mcllride was to-dav ap
pointed postmaster at Box liutte , Dawcs
county , vice John K. Calkins , re
signed ; Samuel Wood , I'nlnnbur * , Harrison
county , Iowa , vice W. W. Brown , resigned.
Tlio postollico at Krene , Kearney county ,
was discontinued to-day.
Prohlhltlon In Illinois.
jjrniNGPiiir.u , March 10. House galleries
were crowded with spectators this morning
to witness the action of tlio house upon the
resolution to submit a prohibitory amend
ment nt thn next general election. Lament ,
prohibitionist called up thu special order
and delivered a ten minutes' speech In favor
of the resolution , at the close of which lie
was presented with a floral
sign from the Womans' Christian union ,
of this city. The previous question was
moved and a division called. The motion
was lost by n vote of M nays to 50 yeas. Mr.
Ciafts of Cook offered an amendment pro
viding for the payincnt by tlio state of all
damages of property destroyed or depre
ciated bv carrying out tlio provisions of the
proposed amendment. A motion was made
to lay the amendment on thu table. It was
lost by a vote of 88 nays to 01 yeas. The sub
stitute to the original resolution was offered
by Collins of Adams , providing for a uni
form llcenso of 551,000. A division was
called on the motion to table tlio substitute ,
resulting In a vote of 09 yeas to 40 nays. The
motion then occurred on Cratt's amendment
A spirited debate arose on the point made
liy Lament , to the effect that the question
raised by the member fiom Cook was a legal
question and should be left for the courts to
decide , it not being a matter for thn legisla
ture to deal with. After an hour's discussion
the previous question was ordered on Craft's
amendment and It was adopted by a vote of
01 yeas to 50 nays.
P1UES.T AGAINST 1USUOP. ,
Rev. Samuel Ulntnan's Salt For < UbcI
Argued In New York.
NKW YORK , Match 10. The motion to
place the suit of Hov. Samuel D. HInmai
against Bishop William Hare , for damages
lor alleged libel , on the day calendar of the
supreme court for trial was argued to-day
before Justice Patterson. The case grow on
of nn Investigation set on foot by the bishop
In regaid to accusations of Immorality against
the plaintiff in recard to which the bishop
made statement Hlnman was a missionary
among the Indians in Dakota and Nebraska
In the dloceso over which the bishop pro
Bided. Af nr several Investigation * wltliou.
any result tlio suit wa * brought and was Tie
elded In favor of the plaintiff. The judtnnenl
was sustained by the general term , but was
reversed on technical grounds l > y
the court of appeals , and a new trial
was ordered. The counsel , In behalf of the
plaintiff , stated that his client had been un
able to secure employment from the chtncli
since the mibllcnllon had been made and thai
ho would liavo starved had it not been for
Iricnds' kindness. Decision was reserved ,
A Ijiinky Railroad Wreck.
ELMIIIA , N. Y. , March 10. The soutl :
bound passenger train on the Eimlra , Cert
land & Noitliern railroad , consisting of ai :
eimino and Unco cars , was wrecked at 4:50 :
o'clock this afternoon two miles this side o
Parks Station. Tlio dav coaches and smoke.
contained forty-live or titty passengers. The
coach struck a telegraph polo and wa ;
not thrown clear over. The smoker , how
ever , was turned upside down. About flf
teen persons were more or less injured bu
none fatally. The baggage car was stood on
the forward end. The accident was causec :
by the ialls spreading. The passengers weri
brought to Eimlra by a special train.
WASIIIXOTOX , March 10. Chief Con
structor Wilson to-day received a telegrai
from Naval Constructor Stcele at Chester ,
Pa. , stating that work Is again progressing
on the Chicago. Naval officers generally an
much pleased with the ortlnion given by tin
attorney general that the cruisers can b
completed witli the balance of the genera
appioprialions , provided the. estimates ot th
naval advisory board are not exceeded.
Bald Knob Ontrauo.
ST. Louis , March 10. Advices from Chris
tlan county state that the excitement Is run
ning high down there over the recnn
tragedy near Sparta , In which Charles Grce
and William Eden wcro called up In th
the night and shot clown by Bald Knobbers ,
Every effort Is being made to ferret out tin
perpetrators of the biutal and bloody outrage ,
mid thirteen poisons have alreadv been
icsted and nine more are expected to be
A Sour Convent Ion ,
CIIICAOOMarch 10. At a mcetlne hero
to-day thirty vinegar manufacturers , repre
bcnllng nearly all sections of the country , ar
ranged to form a pool to regulate the produc
tion west of the Mississippi. It was agreed
to restrict tlm manufacture and not to in-
cieaso tlio capacity of any factory. Thu eastern -
ern manufacturers agreed , without making
pool ariangements , to stand by the assocla-
Double Tragedy In France.
Tot'i.ox , March 10. To-day M. Aubergot ,
conductor of tlio orchestra at the Grand thea
ter , quarreled with his mistress , an actress
named Lory , and shot her dead just as she
was buyliiL' a ticket preparatory to leaving
the city. The mmdeier then threw himself
beneath a parsing passenger train and was
ciushed to death.
Victory For the Santa Fo.
ToriiKA , Kan. , March 10. Judge Brmvor.
of the circuit court , to-day refused to grant
the temporary Injunction applied for by Clar
ence il. Vernier , of Boston , to restrain the
Atchlson , Topcka A : Santa Fe Kallioad com
pany from extending Its lines from Kansas
City to Chicago.
A K libber Kail.
CINCINNATI , March 10. George F. Belden
A ; Co. , rubber dealers , assigned to-day. As
sets and liabilities suppose' ! to be about
equal and to reacli about 50,0 < X > .
A DltmstroiiH Klro.
CiiAiu.r.vroN , S. 0. . March 10. Half of
the business part of Blackvllle and some
dwellings were burned to-day. Loss , nearly
$100.000. The Insiiraucn Is between
jiwv\ntt * 4iu nnui itv 10 one-
third and one-half of tto los-i.
Blown to AtoniH.
LONDON , March 10. A disastrous explo
sion of dynamite occurred in a stouo quarry
at LoboMtz , Bohemia. All the men at work
In the quarry at the time were blown to
Bnechor'H Remains Guarded.
NKW YOIIK. March 10. A guard was set
to-day over the vault in which Bcecher's re
tnalnc are deposited
THE NEW DEAL.
The B. At O. Trnnsfor Delayed By Only
minor Detail * .
NKW Yonu , March 10. A gentleman
known to bu In the confidence of Alfred
Sully authorized to-night the following state
ment : "The Baltimore & Ohio matter Is In
abeyance. There are really no new develop
ments and probably will not bu for some
tlmo. Such a transaction as the one that
has been given so much publicity cannot bo
carried through In a day or n week , and If
suddenly consummated would perhaps have
n bad effect upon securities generally In this
unsettled condition of thu market A largo
proportion cannot bo acquired without In
vestigation Into their condition and all the
siinoundliig cliciiuistanccs , and It Is not to
bo supposed that any transactions of this
nature could differ from the natural laws ot
business. If anything Is done In this matter
It will take time to carry It out , and there
cannot be any result reached for the picscnt
Piiii.AiiKU'iiiA , Maicli 10. The Ledger to-
moriow will t > a > : In rufcience to the matter
ot the sale of the majority of common stock
of tlio Baltimore As Ohio railroad , \\hlcli car-
ties with It the contiol of that company , wo
lira'In formed by an authority that Is dliect
from President Hobeit Gairett , that In the
proposed sale the Interests ot tlio city of Bid *
tlmorn and thu maintenance of the trade of
that city are to bu fully cared lor by placinir
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at the head ot
the now railway combination , which will en
large and Imptovo the southern and western
trade connections of that city , nnd also
to that extent aid In improving
tlio commeiclal relations of Phila
delphia. Wo are fuitlicr Informed
that whilst tlio original arrangement by
which Alfred Sully might have had control
ot the new combination was not can led out ,
Garrett lias at present another arrangement
satisfactory to himself with a syndicate of
lallroad managers and bankers who have al
ready fixed upon thu pricu to bo paid for the
stock and the terms of payment but certain
details aru yet to be arranged which will
fully piotect the shareholders of the railway
nnd material Interests of the city of Balti
more , and also secure an outlet by an Inde
pendent and untrammelled line throueh to
New York. In the new arrangement the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad , so lar Irom hav
ing Its Identity sunk , will bo at the head
ot the combination , with Garrett as
executive chief of the organization.
Wo ate also assured that the Baltimore A :
Ohio telegraph lines are not to bo permitted
louass under control of tlio Western Union
Toletfiaph company or under the control of
Jay Gould In any other foim ,
and under no circumstances will tnls bo per
mitted. At the same time the Independent tel
egraph system which will bo maintained will
have accessions by arrangements with other
independent lines that wilt extend the terri
tory covered and thu efficiency of the service.
Thu adjustment of all these details will prob
ably take considerable time and will not bo
permitted to bu consummated in a hurry , so
tbat everything may bo piacrd upon n basis
satisfactory to the shareholders of the com
pany and to the public Intoiests.
A FIFTY PER CENT INCREASE.
Transcontinental Roada 1'ut Up Tar-
IftV-Ollinr Railroad Matters.
CIIICAOO , March 10. Representatives of
the transcontinental railway lines to-day tin
ishcd their taillF constructive labors , having
arranged one tariff based-on a strict interpre
tation of the new Cullom-Ileagan law and
another tariff designed to meet Canadian Pa
cific and water competition. The lirst will
bo put Into effect at once. It advances the
present rates 50 per cent The attorneys ol
the several roads are instructed to present
the other tariff to the federal commissioners ,
when appointed , nnd ask that the transcon
tinental roads bu allowed to adopt It , the
claim being made that a tariff strictly com
plying with the law will drive the railroads
out ol through business.
By Instructions from the eastern trunk
linns , tliu Central Traffic association lailroads
are taking a vote on the proposition to con
tinue the present live Mock and dicssed
beef rate under new tariffs and classifica
tions , and to reduce tliu rate on dressed
mutton , Chicago to Now 1 ork , from DO cents
to 75 cents per 'hundred. The vote , It is
a = eertained to-day , will bo largely In le\or , of
Tlio managers of the Western States Pas
senger association met to-day to take np tlio
icpoit of tlio general passenger nconts on the
rules and regulations to govern the organiza
tion and Its business. Much of tiio time was
given to the discussion of the payment ol
commissions. No settled conclusion was
reached. Another meeting will be held to
Passes Are Prohibited.
Piiu.ADni.riHA , March 10. President
lloberts , of the Pennsylvania lailroad com
pany , this afternoon made public the follow
Ing oflicial action taken by the boaulof.dl
rectors of the company at a meeting hold 01
thu Oth inst , telatlve to'tlie Issue of passes
"This company , having been advised by tin
general solicitor that the act of congres
known as the Inter-state commerce law Is In
tended to prohibit tlio use of tntcr-stat
passes except by ofllcers and employes of rail
road companies , the president Is therefor
directed to Issue to the proper officers of tin
lines embraced In the Pennsylvania railroai
system the necessary Instructions to carry
this prohibition into effect on the 1st of Apr !
next. " He will also instruct the proper of
fleers of the railway bridge and lorry com
panics embraced In the Pennsylvania railroai
system that on and after April 1 , Ibb7 , they
shall not issue any passes lor the free trans
nortatlon of persons or special cars fiom on
state into another , or Into the District of Co
lumbla , except for officers or employes o
Will Comply With the Imw.
WASHINGTON , March 10. Tlio members o
the general passenger and ticket agents asso
elation to-day adopted a resolution which ex
presses the doslro of the association to act I
harmony with the Inter-stato commerce la\
and pledges tlio association to a strict ad
hereiicu to the provisions. The convenlio
adopted the recommendation of the Nationa
association of baugaso agents that 150 pound
of baggage bo fixed as the limit for each ful
ticket and relerrcd to tiio various local asso
clatlons the recommendation ot thu baggag
agents that a uniform rate of 15 per cent on
excess baggage bo established.
Xhu Racers Sighted.
NKW Yoitit , March 10. Captain Uoblnson ,
of the steamship Erin , which arrived trom
London to-day , bioiuht the latest news from
the yachts Coronet and Dauntless. The
yachts were seer on Sunday night 230 miles
east of Sandy Honk lightship by the second
officer of the Erin , who was then on duty.
The captain was not Informed ot thu burning
of any signals , but flag signals were shown
In such a way that the oflieor was sure that
they weie not shown by pilots. The night
was clear and the wind at the time was east
noitlieast , blowing strong. Thu schooners
were heading east by south ! .Tills fact alone
attracted the attention ot the olllcsr on duty ,
for ho said it was two points neater the wind
than ho had ever seen a pilot boat steer. Thu
} acids were then both close toirether nnd
both going along under all thu sall'they could
Killed by n Hurulur.
Nnw YOIIK , March 10. The ro'dence of
Lyman Week" , In Brooklyn.v/aseiiii'ml by
a burglar last nlirht. He bioke the skj light
near the basement door , and then gained
easy entrance. Weeks heard the noise and
jumped out of bed and rushed down stairs.
As ho reached the lower hall tlui biiigiur
pulled his pistol and tiled. The builft
lodsed in Weeks' breast and caused instant
death. The burglar escaped.
Chanufl ofVomin Refused.
Nnw YOIIK , Marcli 10. Counsel for Alder
man Clearyio ! Is on trial before JmUe
Banett , made an application to Judge Patter
son of the the biiDiemecouit for a change of
venue , claiming that the judge and jury were
prejudiced. Judge Putternon refused the ap
plication tor the reason that the trial was al
ready under progress.
SPARKS AND HIS LETTERS ,
The Land Commissioner as a Leader of Reform
form in 1000 ,
HEVVANTS THE VICE-PRESIDENCY
President Cleveland Pononnctid and
a Democrat lu TloUet Suggested
Heading " Hill and Sparks"-
linnd Reform the Issue.
to Form n Combine.
CuirAdo , Miucli 10. [ Special Tolegrana
to the BKK. I The Washington correspond *
of thu Dully News thlsnioinlng says Com
missioner \Villluin Andruw Jackson Sparks
Is accused of having attempted to forma coin-
lilno with ( lovcrnnr Hill , of New York , lo
defeat tlio renomlnatlnn of 1'icsldent Cli'vo *
Innd , end furnish tlio drmociatsvllli a
ticket rending "lllll and Sparks. " It sounds
ridiculous , hut no one \\lio has met Sparks'
lately would bo surprised It ho should announce -
nounco lilmsclf n candidate for tlio presi
dency. Last September , said my Informant ,
dpaiks addiessed n letter to a prominent
dun.ocintlo politician In New York In which
lie complained that tlio administration was
not sustaining him In his reforms In tlio
land olllce. lie said ho was fighting fraud
nloue. Thcsectctarv of thn Interior was a
tool of corporations and ham pored htm In
every possible way In tlio execution of his
policy of reform. Tlio president , too , was
indifferent , even If he was not actually In
sympathy with tlio land grabbers , and oven
scotled at Sparks' statements as to frauds
perpetrated. In this letter , con
tinued tlio New York man , Sparks
Intimated ho could not support
Cleveland for a second term , but would pic-
for lllll. The gentleman who received It
submitted It to Govemor lllll , who expressed
Ills surpilso at tlio Imprudence as welt as tlio
vanity of the commissioner , and suggested
that It would be well to answer the Idler and
draw him out a little farther it possible , to
see , as he said , how far the fool would go.
A reply was sent couched In diplomatic
plnnsi'.s and Inquiring what Sparks had to
propose. Then came a second fetter , which
was either addressed to Governor lllll him
self or Intended for his eye. - In this second
Issue Spaiks came out squarely with a propo
sition lor a combine , lie said the great po
litical issue ot the tiitura was to be land re
form. Thu time had come to decide at the
ballot box whether the people or tliu corpora
tions should ruin in this country and whether
thu lands should be given to honest settlers
or to thieves. On the plalfoim of land lotorm
he said the presidential ticket of Hill and
Spnrks would sweep tlio country , Ho said
hti could tret the delegation from Illinois to
the next democratic nomlnatlhg convention
lor such ticket , It he went at work at onco.
and was willing to do KO , urovidlng lllll
would enter Into an agreement to throw his
strength for Sparks for vice president.
The coirespondent coes on to say that
tlio Informant told him these letters
were In tlio possession of Edward S. Stokes ,
proprietor of the Hoffman house , New York ,
and that ex-Congressman Frank Hurd could
tix it so ho could see them. He went to Ilurd ,
who said such letters were In the possession
of Stokes , and that the eoi respondent had
not been misinformed as to their purport ,
but that ho could not say any more. The
coi respondent then went to New York to see
Stokes , whom he found to bo very genial un
til the letters wcro mentioned , when he be
came very much excited , and said ho
would not have them printed for $250,000.
The correspondent got no further satisfac
tion , but In casting about to discover why
Stokes and Hurd weie so anxious to keep ft
shady , learned that Hurd was pressing a
claim In the land ofllro for S500.000 for The
Nevada bank , of San Francisco. This
opened his eyes , as It is well known that the
Nevada bank Is John vV. Mackey , and that
John W. Mackcy Is behind all of Stoke1
schemes. Thu state the claim is In will prove
embarrassing for Commissioner Sparks , It
Is thought , now that thu mutter Is out. The
claim ol the bank arises from the issue ot
certiiicatcs for the survey of public lands.
John A. Benson had a contract lor survey
ing a va < t quantity of public lands in Cali
fornia , Utah , Nevada , Arizona and other
parts of the west , and there being no money
available to pay him for his woik ho
was given certificates which ho got cashed
nt the Nevada bank. These certificates
were sent to Washington , audited In the
treasury department , und their payment or
dered by Comptroller Dunham , as they were
perfectly correct and legal. Sparks , however ,
rejected them. He did not dispute that Den-
son had surveyed the lands , nor that the con
tracts were not legal , but he said there had
been no need of making the surveys and It
was an Iniquitous waste of money to do so.
Durham was Indignant and addressed a let
ter to Sparks directing him to pay Benson's
claim at once , assuming to bo his superior
officer. Sparks retorted , denying Dunham's
rljdit to nictate to him. The question way
finally reterred to the attorney-general to
decide who was the bigger man. Garland
sent the conundrum to Solicitor-General
Jenks , who decided that they wcro inde
pendent of each other so far as they wore
officially conceined. Thus writes Jenks on
tlio controversy , and SparKs holds the fort
How lomr ho will hold It when ho learns
liom this publication that his Imprudent let
ters to Hill are In the hands ot the Nevada
bank is a matter of conjecture. Ho has at
tempted to betray the president , who Is not
awarn of the fact His ambition to be vice-
president hatt been his ruin , for with sucli
evidence of his treachery existing Sparks
cannot icmaln in olllce. The documents are
within reach and will be forthcoming at the
proper time. _
In.ltiriMl in n Collision.
GnxnvA , N. Y. , March 10. A collision oc
curred on the Auburn branch of the Nevr
York Central railroad this evening at this
place between an express train fiom Roches
ter and a freight train , in which several men
received severe Injuries , and much darcaga
was done to the engines and cars. The up-
pioach to the Geneva station Is by a sham
curve and the engineer of thu express did nog
see the freight until an Instant before tha
collision. As tar as can bo learned the occu
pants ot the coaches were uninjured.
Vlrj-lnla'H Bin Dolir.
lUciiMOXi ) , Va. , March 10. 1'urstrant to
the governor's call , tlio general assmnbly of
Virginia mot bore to-day at noon In extra
session. The message from the executlvo
calls attention to the condition of the publla
debt and recommends the appointment of n
commission on the part ot thu state to meet a
similar commission on thu pait of the bond
holders In Virginia or elsewhere , tlid object
being to make a tine presentation of the reve
nues and lesoiucesof the state and what thu
state can do.
It IH Appalling.
NKW YOIIK , March 10. The Engineering
News , in icgardto the bridge \\lieri the acci
dent occurred recently on thu I'oitun&Pr v >
denco railroad , trom the testimony of ex-
jieits , says that the bridge was defective In
design niul material. "It is appalling , " sayu
tint News , "to think of the tciib of thousands )
nl lives which have literally liunu by a thread
In passing over thh bridge during the past
eleven years. "
Now Flint TrlaiiN.
MII.WAIJKKI : , March ! . It | s reported In
railroad circles that in a short time last tralni
will hu put on between Chicago and St. Paul
on the Chicago it Northwestern , Chicago ,
Milwaukee. .V St. Paul , and YVIsconson Con-
tralrulliiiailH. It in expected that the Chicago ,
iuiliiijtm : ! ( Ac ( iuincy road will follow suit
Thu tialns aru to bu urn in the daytime In-
of thu nixht.
Thu Train to Illninr.
Bos'inx , March 10. Tenlimony bcfoie thft
nillrond commissioners to-day as to the cause
nf the I'orist Hill accident tended to shoyir
that tin ; accident lust occurred to the tiil
and not to thu brldiie , and that the brldg
went down ab a result of the accident to tu
train. ' ' '
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