Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 25, 1887, Image 1
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. FltlDAY MORNING , MARCH 251887. . NUMBER 279' , ' TIIE AMENDMENTS AGREED TO Omaha's Charter Changes By the House Concurred in By the Senate. THE MALICIOUS LIBEL BILL It is Hcoonimcnileil For Pnsunso By n 1/nrjjo Mnjorlty In the howcr Ilranch Adjoiirriiucnt to Conic Tliurmlay. Bnnato Proceeding" ' LINCOLN , Neb. , March 24.-Spcclal | Tele gram to the Uir..J : Sunatu HieJO was re committed to the general lilu ; 229 , prohibit ing the killing of chickens between January 1 and August 15 , was passed ; 2'S. relating to stopping trains at railroad crossings , was sent back to thu general hie ; 2sa , concerning ' frauds , was passed ; also 27J , abolishing Im prisonment In civil action ; also SK4 , amend ing the code in forclblu entry and detainer cases. ArrniiNooN sr.ssiox. The afteinoon session of the senate opened With tirst reading of house rolls. Some lit- teen 01 twenty weie read the Hist time , among them being the bill relating to guard- Inns and wards , the bill creating a bnttalllon of university students , the bill for the relie ! of the village of Albion , to amend statutes on bonds , and others. House bills on second reading were thu one relating to public schools In metropolitan cities , making appro priations for new buildings at thu blind asylum at Nebraska City , and the bill estab lishing the military codu for the stato. Thu president ot the senate signed in open session senate Hlu 1U relating to thn practice of dentistry ; sunatu lilu : )2 ) , prohibiting poolIng - Ing among u'rain dealurs ; senate lilo 2iO ( , the chatter for Plattsmouth and other cities of the second class of over 5,000 Inhabitants. On third reading and final passage , a num ber of bllls'that were favorably considered and reported the day befoio In committee of the whole were read and passed. Mr. Calkins called upon the. judiciary com mlttce , through resolution , demanding a ru- on housu roll -I ! ! which had been in their ands for some time. The resolution was adopted. The joint committee on the Omaha charter reported agreeing to the housu amendments. Thu report was signed by Snoll , Robblnsand Conger of the senate and Russell. Nicliol , liallard and Sweet of the house. Tlio rupert was adopted , Thu senate. In committee of the whole , Mr. Schmlnko of Otooin the chair , considered favorably thu bill regulating prinmiy elec tions nnd It was recommended to pass. Mr , Linlnger's bill requiring all railroad companies In the state to run excursions one day In every seven on all lines of road , and providing that the charges on these trains should not exceed : i cents a mile , nnd that the trains should uo inadu up of first-class coaches and thu running of the trains bo duly advertised , provoked a good deal of dis cussion and called iorth a number of burles que amendments. Mr. Llnlnger stated that It was a peculiar and paying custom on all Knropean railroads , and the bill was recom mended to pass. At this stage in the proceedings the senate started out to have some fun at thu ex pense of Mr. Schmlnku and motions of all kinds and characters were made. Mr. Schmlnko and the gavel prevailed and Mr. Kent's bill to allow the organl7iitlon of mu tual Insurance companies to farmers was con sidered. Mr. Colby opposed and Mr. Mclklc- john favored the bill , the debate becoming animated , in the coursuof which Mr. Mulklu- john held up a policy of the licatrlco fraud ulent company and raked that Institution. The bill was amended so that such campanles organized should not employ agents or de clare dividend * . The committee rose and the senate ad- journca. ' Dolnes in the House. LINCOLN , Neb. , March 24. [ Special Tele gram to thn HUE. I Mr. Sullivan of Phitte asked that the anti-gambling bill be made a special order for to-morrow at 10 o'clock. Mr. Young of Douglas moved to amend that the bill be Indelinltcly postponed. In support of his motion ho remarked that ho supposed any one who should oppose this bill wottld bo suspected ot having blood'ln bis eye or boodle In his pocket. But ho didn't have either. The present law was good enough , although under it no convic tions were being made. The proposed law simply changed the penalty , and ho wanted to have it IndellnUely postponed. Mr. Sullivan thought that a largo number of tlio members of the house did not know the features ot the bill and It would bo an absurdity to Indellnlteiy postpone it without a hearing. Mr. Uowman of Platte said that this was the bill whlrh had caused the judiciary com mittee to be lampooned throughout the state. Yet It was a bill about which the members , ho felt , knew but little. It was duo to the mem bers and It was duo to the judiciary commit tee that the bill should be discussed so that , if It should bo postponed Indetlnltely , the people might understand why that action was taken. Mr. Miller ot Butler said the punishment of the bill was dlsproportlonedto the offense , nnd be was opposed to taking up time in dis cussing laws which could not bo enforced , and especially when there were other sub jects of more Importance to the people await & ing consideration. MS * aft. Smyth was opposed to considering the bill as a special order.and favored Mr. Young's motion tor Indefinite postponement. It had been urged that this bill was the one which had caused the judiciary committee to be lampooned , but tlio house had already passed upon the charges , and Had declared that the committee was Innocent. Making thu bill a special order would add nothing to that declaration. Why should they lo.so time In considering a bill which might bo termed Iniquitous when there was so many other things demanding their at tention ? The bill In question only changed the ofTcnso of gambling from a misdemeanor to felony , with corresi > ondlng punishment. The present law was not enforced and the proposed ono would not nor could not be en- orceil. If It were possible to prevent gam bling , lie would favor the bill , but it was not I ho therefore opposed It. Mr. liallard said that If what the last speaker had said wore true , them would bane no need for laws against horse stcalliu. There was a question of principle Involved and to postpone would say to thu pcoplo that the principle ot right and wrong was not appreciated. Mr. i oung called for the ayes and nays. The amendment was lost , but 17 votes being In the alternative ns follows : Andres , ( Survey , McCann , Harrison , .Mat- thlcson. Bentley , Ricf , Wllsoy , Wolenwuber , Smyth , Slmanek , Kwlng , Horst , McKouna. Overtoil. Tiacey and Young. Mr. Whltmore of Douglas voted against postponmont. Thu bill was made a special order for to morrow at 10 o'clock. A message trom the governor was received suggesting that the house taku KOIUO action to uncourave IrglRlatlon protecting the cattle of the state from disease , and recommending the bill just passed the senate as doing away with the constitutional objection which now obtains to the pi ft en t veterlnaiy commis sion. Srnato file 11)7 ) VTHS oidcred to a third read. Ing ; also house roll 251 , providing for ceme teries In cities of the second class ; also SN\ providing that not less than five peisom may Incomornto to build and maintain union depots , 'lids bill was introduced by Mr , llelmrod of Douglas , and refers to the pro peed depot In Omaha. Mr. Underbill wanted the live stock bill nude a special order. Mr. Ague wanted house roll 1CS , nay I IK Judge Hoar , of Massachusetts , lor.service lr securing the saline lands. Confusion ensued , everybody wr.nllni : t ( advance Ids own bills to special outer. A number of amendments were offered and thi matter was tabled , Mr. Whltmoro , of Douglas , moved for tin apDolntmcnt of five members to K-lrct tin most Important bills on thu general file ain report the same to the house to expedite bust DPSS. The commute was Increased to ten. Mr. Linlnger's tile 51. authorl/.lnc rcllgloiv octettes to clmngejlhelr iiauics , was ordcrct : ( or third reading. Mr. HMdenV bill , 48G , was Indelinltclj postponed. It provided tortUe publlcatior of every claim paid out of stale moneys for the house at this session , A number of bills were reported favorably from committees. Senate lllo W , providing for a homo for de pendent children , was Indefinitely post poned. Senate file Ol , denning the boundaries of lllchardson , Neinaha , lilackblid and Dakota counties , was reported favorably. Mr. Slater presented a minority icport and character ized thu matter as a job , and Mr. llaydun said it was a bit of pernicious legislation. APTKIINOON ar.i SION. The housu went into committee ot the whole , Mr. Aewcomcr In the chair , and sen ate lilo 223 was called. Mr. Randall held that the constitution needed changes In many respects. The sal aries ot some ot thu olllccryouglittobu raised nnd the people should be given the right to \otudlrcct for commissioners , \\hlch cannot now bu done , because ot Its unconstltiitlon- nllty. Mr. Harlan said the Greatness of Nebraska was just beginning to dawn. The present constitution was framed when the wonder ful growth of thu statu could not ha\u been foreseen. As a consequence that Instru ment required a number of changes. There should bo an Increase In thn number of Judge. ? of thu supreme couit. To secure this Increase Micro would have to be submitted a constitutional amendment. Thu supiciiie court had passed that they could not have a commission unless by having the members of the samu appoint secretaries who attended to all thu work. It occurred to him that It would bu the proper'thing to do to appoint a i ail way commission with power to inako rates. Hut they could nut have such a body , however , unless thu constitution should bu amended. The only way out of this dilli- culty was for the pcoplo to send delegates tea a constitutional convention. A vote was taken on Mr. Agco's motion to Indulinltuly postpone , icsiiltlng In 44 in the alllrmativu and : t' ) In thu negative. Mr. Suell's senate Hlu 101 was considered. It luovldes for the lining to the amount of & , OJ and imprisonment for six months ot any person who shall writu or publish u ma licious libel. Mr. Bowman's amendment , giving courts jurisdiction In any county where the libel may be circulated , was adopted. At Mr. Russell's instance an emergency clause was added. Mr. Andres was opposed to the amend ments. Hu said that he favored the bill , however , because tlio press had degenerated nnd that it had begun to cater to scandal , and thus abandoned Its legitimate intent of ex pounding public opinion. As members of the legislature they had had experience of abuse , and ho felt that the loading down with amendments would kill the bill. Mr. Young wanted stricken out the proviso relating to the Imprisonment In the peniten tiary of the publisher of a libel In a paper of general circulation. Mr. Rtef said that ho did not want to have tlicsn newspaper < men In the penitentiary , which would be thu case If thu bill should pass. If any members of the housu had been warmed up by the business end of the lii : : It was their own fault. These newspaper men sometimes made mistakc.s , but tlioy ought not to bo per secuted tney were , in tact , a necessary evil. ILaughtcr. ] They weie doing good , and try- ( ni : their best to keep the legislators straight. Mr. Young said that some of the members of thu house had used just as hard words against one another on the floor as had been used against them by any newspaper man. Thu latter sometimes mauo mistakes , but that was no reason why they should bo sent to the penitentiary In droves. He wanted the pio- vlso referred to stricken out. The bill was recommended to pass , and the committee rose and reported. When tlio committee reported on the con stitutional convention half a dozen motions and amendments were made looking toward the killing of the movement but without suc cess , as the bill was finally ordered for third reading. Mr. Young moved that the report of the committee on the libel bill namely , that the samu be adopted be not concurred In. It was amended to adopt and this was car ried with the following vote : Yeas Abrahamson , Agco , Alken , Alex ander , Andrews , Babcock , Bailey , Baird , liallard , liowmati , BrownCaIdwcllCaineion , CannonColo. Cope , Crane , Dempster , Dickin son , Dillcr , Kirgleston , Klsley , Kills. Fenton , Fox , Frantz , Fuchs , Fuller , Gafl'ord , Gamble , Garvey , Green , Knox , Lies veld. Lord , Mar shall , McCann , McConaughy , McGrew , McKenna - Kenna , Mlnnlx , Newcomer , Newton , Nicliol , Norrls , Pcmborton. Peters , Randall , Raymond mend , Russell , Satchel ) . Schwab , Shamp , Slater , Smyth , Sweet , Thornton , Tingle , Trncsdell , Wardlaw , Wcthurald , White , Whltmore , Wilson , Wllsey , Wrkht , Yutsoy-CS. Nays Andres , Barrett , Bentley , Blck , Craig , Kwlng , Gllmore , Harrison , Hayden , llelmrod , cHorst , Jearv , Keiper , Kenney , Latta , Matthtson , Miller , Overtoil. Roll , Simms , Slmaueck , Sullivan , Tracey , Turner. Tyson , Underbill , Vcach. Watson , \Vil- helnis-t'ii , Wolenwebcr , Young and Mr. Speaker 32. Mr. Russell , from the joint confcienco committee of the house and senate , re- reported , recommending that the amend ments to the Omaha charter be concurred In. On motion of Mr. Raymond thu report was adopted. Mr. Caldwell , from the committee on ad journment , reported that they recommended the closing of both houses sine die , Thurs day , March 31 , at 12 o'clock at night. The report was adopted. The house went Into committee of the whole , Mr. Peters in the chair. House roll 131 , regarding the sale of li quors , had Its enacting clause stricken out. The Saline bill , house roll 183 , was brought up again. A special committee reported yes terday that this land was worth 8500 an acre. The packers want to secure about 500 acres at a nominal value , after the appraisal of the board of public lauds and buildings. Mr. Hayden wanted to amend to limit the number ot acres to be sold to 100. Mr. Caldwell offered an amendment to the amendment Increasing It to 320 acres. Mr. Miller spoke against the bill. Mr. Caldwell made a long speech In favor of the sale and scouting the committee's esti mate of valuation at 8500 per acre. Mr. Ageo wanted the bill to bo preferred tea a special committee of live for amendments. Mr. Uowman wanted the question to bo settled In the house. Mr. Rlef said he had examined the land and found It full of mineral properties. Five hundred dollars was a reasonable value loren on acre of It , when It was known that two miles beyond there was an addition In which lots were selling at from STOO to 51.700 anlece. Messrs. Tracy. Slater and Newcomer spoke In favor of the bill. Mr. Overton said the bill was like soup made out of rocks uo good. He moved to strike out the enacting clause. Mr. liallard explained how the committee had decided that the land was worth $500 an acre. Several other speeches were make and Mr. Alice's motion to recommit it was can led. Mr. Harlan stated he had received a tele gram from Mr. Roscwatcr [ published in an other column ] announcing his return tc Omaha and Declaring his willingness to prove his charges of bribery against certain mem bers of the judiciary committee. Mr. Harlan further announced that he had answered Mr , Rosuwnter In substance that the committee on Investigation had reported and that as il had been discharged there was now no inves tigation pending. The committee rose and reported and the report was adopted. The lunate amendments to bouse roll IK were concurred In. The senate announced that It liatl concu rrec In thu housu amendments to the Omaha char ter. ter.Recess. Recess. RVF.NINQ SESSION. A quorum was slow In assembling this eve nine. Thu house went Into committee of tlu whole on the general tile , Mr. Slater in ttu chair. Mr. Watson's roll 112 , providing for tin publishing ot the session laws In one or twt papers In each countv. was killed. Mr. Kwinjc's roll 8W , constfnlng the torn "thirty days , " referring to the printing o legal notices , to mean four consecutive pub llcations in a wcukly nopnivr , was alsi killed. No. 400 , amending the constitution maklni the cost of legal reports thu same In botl r.nsllbh and German papers' . Instils cnactlni clause. The same fate attended 4UI , settlni the rates of legal ad\ertllnir. All these- bill ; weie introduced at the Instance of the Ne lira ska Kdltorlal association. Mr. Newcomert bill , 34S , produced a breezi and imic.li merriment. It provides for glvini not Irss than thirty-nine lashes or tbre < months' Imprisonment to wife beaters. Hi caused a general laugh by prefacing that bi knew that any person who wanted to beat his wife would oppose the bill. Messrs. Tlnele and Italian ! characterized It as bat baric and the- former made a rousing speech on this theory. I'hu bill , however , was recommended for passage amid hearty laughter by a vote of o'J to 34 The judillary committee reported that they weru unable to reduce the number of dlstilct judges to sixteen as they had been requested and recommended the passage of the bill as amended three days ago with twenty judges. It gives , among other. " , two Judges to each of the First , Second , Fourth and Seventh dls- ti lets , and four to the Third district. It was reported upon favorably. It has been pub lished In thu BIK. : llousu roll ! B3. allowing a stenographer to e.tch of thu supreme couit judges , was rec ommended for passage. Housu roll 2ii ; ) . prescribing the fees of county olllecrs , was killed : Mr. Sullivan's bill , 3in , rendering It Impos sible for plaintiffs to collect costs when the damaeus are less than S. " > , was favorably ru- portcd. The committee rose and reported. The following committee to select bills of general Interest now on Hie and report the samu to the housu was appointed bv thu chair : Randall , Noirls. Bowman , Cole , Miller , Rus sell. Newcomer , Latta , McCann and Watson. Adjourned. _ The Charter Conference. LINCOLN , Neb. . March 21. [ Special Tele gram to the Br.i : . | The Joint committee of conference of thu Omaha charter met airaln this morning. The amendments weie con sidered but no conclusion was reached. Another meeting was held this afternoon at 1:30 : o'clock , when the following was agreed upon by all the members except " .Messrs. Llnlnger and Duras of the senate and Smyth of thu house : We , the members of the 'joint conference committee of both houses , appointed to con sider senate Hie 84 , have had the same under consideration and ber leave to report the same back to our respective houses with the recommendation that It do pass as amended by the house , and that the amend ments be concurred in. ( Signed ) W. H. bNiiL : , A. M. ROIUIINS , H. II. CO.NCKI : , H. C. Rt'sii.i : , . J. R. NICHOLS , . J. R. KAI.I.ABP , iN SWIIT. : : Tlio Snllno LINCOLN. Neb. , March 24. [ Special Tele gram to the BEK.J The special committee appointed by Speaker Harlan to amend the Saline lands sale bill , consisting of Messrs. Agee , Peters , Sullivan , Morris and Shamp. viewed the grounds this afternoon between 0 and 7:30 : o'clock , under the dhcctlon of Messrs. Imhotl and Fitzgerald. They were then given a supper at the Windsor , after which they decided upon amending the bill , suggesting the sale of 210 acre' , which shall bu divided Into parcels of forty acres , the minimum prlco of which per aero ranges from 8100 to 500. : ; The minimum price set lor the 240 acres is 840,000. In order to sug gest these changes the bill had to be changed most radically , The committee's report is ready and will be made to-morrow morning. Will Aid the > orth\vcstern. HASTINGS , Neb. , March 24. iSpeeial Tele gram to the BKK.J At 10 o'clock this morn ing the railroad committee of the board of trade , together with nearly a hundred promi nent business men , met at the board of trade rooms to receive a pi oposlt ion from the Chicago cage & Northwestern railroad. Upon being Introduced , Judge Post , the company's at torney , stated that the North western had de cided to build through the state from north- cast to southwest and were ready tocouslder a proposition from the city of Hastings. Ho stated further that his company asked only for a sutllclent amount of bonds to pay for rlcht of way , depot grounds , etc. The board of trade lirsl offered S50.000 , which amount was not acceptable. On behalf of the com pany Judge Post then made the following definite pioposition : That if Hastings would vote aid to tlio extent of 800,000 the Northwestern would agree to have the road completed Into Hastings bv January 1 of the coming year. The proposition was accepted by a unanimous -vote. Judge Post then stated that if reasonable assurances would bu given that the bonds would be voted the com pany would not waltfor the election , " but that dirt would be living on the line within a few days. Committees have been appointed to canvass each ward of the city for signatures. The citizen' ; are foellng jubilant over thu proposition and the bonds will be voted with little or no opposition. Destructive Fire at Duiibar. Ni'.niiASKA CiTY.Neb. , March.24. | Special Telegram to the BIK. ] The largo frame store of Jones & Francis , at Dunbar , took tire at 10 o'clock this morning. A high wind pre vailed , and soon the entire block was allamc. The buildings were occupied by D. K. Ruse , hardware , loss 83,500 ; A. Weiler , butcher , 81,000 ; Jones & Francis , 1,500 : on the Jenkins' building , S3.000. The total loss will foot up S10,00 ( > . Some goods wure saved. The lire wont out Itself atter burning all of the above buildings. Had the wind been In the south the eutlre town would have been burned. ANOTJir.K ACCOUNT. DuNnAii , Neb. , March 24. [ Special Telegram - gram to the BKB.J A disastrous lire , orig inating from a defective Hue In the store of Jones & Francis to-day , totally consumed four of the principal business buildings of the town , with nearly all the contents. A high wind was blowing at the time , and water was scarce. The losses are as follows : 1) . Kruse , hardware , $4,300 , insured for 82,400 : Jones & Francis , general merchan dise , SO.OOO , insured for S3.800 ; A. Wheeler. meat market , 82,500 , insured for 81,300 , and a largo Implement building valued at 31,500 , Insurance unknown. Killed by an Emory Wheel. KENRSAW , Ncb. , March 24. [ Special to the BEK. ] About 4:30 : p. m. yesterday , as John Huckfeldt , a blacksmith , was polishing a plow lay , Ids emery wheel burstcd , striking the lay and driving the point Into his head just above and a little behind his left car fully three Inches. The weight of the lay prying downward opened his skull , letting out u portion of his brains. Hu lay uncon scious until about 0SO : last evening and died. It Is generally supposed that the bursting of the wheel was caused by being run at too great a speed , lbOO revolutions per minute. Mr. Hucufeldt was a line mechanic and bu- Ing widely and favorably known , his sudden death has caused a feeling of gloom over thu entire country. He leaves a wile and three small children. _ Durt County People Indignant. OAKLAND , Neb. , March 24. [ Special to the BEE. ] The citizens of Burt county are very Indignant over the bill In the legislature reducing the county to make Thurston county. Petitions have been numerously circulated all over this county , and unanimously slimed , asking the governor to Interpose his veto In rase tlio bill passes both houses. It has been looked up by some ot our ablest men , and pronounced unconstitutional , tirst having to submit this question to the voters of said county. The ) Nominated Fitzgerald. LINCOLN , Neb. , March 21. [ Special Telegram to the BKK. | To-night the com mittee on nomination for city ofliccrs ap pointed at thu citizens' meeting ono week 020 unanimously nominated John Fitzger ald for mayor. No other nominations were made , but another meeting will be held to morrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. It Is under stood that Mr. Fitzgerald will accept the nomination. Kuzcno lllitKln * ' Ambition. NEW YOHK. March 24. ( Special Telegiam to the BBE.J The Times' Washington cor respondent says that Eugene UUglns , ap pointment clerk of the treasury department , Is credited with a desire to shake oil the cairs of bis present office to assume the more ru- muncniilve duties of warden of ! h * county Jail at Baltimore , SHERMAN TO SOUTHERNERS The Ohio Senator Talk * to the People of Tennessee. A PLEA FOR REPUBLICANISM An Eloquent Appeal to the South Tor Justice and Fair 1'lny to the African Ititce StntcH' Hcnnlor Shoriiinii's Speech. NASIIVII.M : , March 21. Senator Sherman and Ids patty were driven about thu city In carriages , calling at the c.ipltol and at the home of Mrs. James K Polk , at Vonderbllt and Flsk unhcrsltlca and at several manu facturing Institutions. At night In the state capltol he spoke to an Immense audience. A very larito audience listened to the speech to-night delivered by Sen ator Sherman on Invitation of tlio republican members of the legislature of Tennessee. Sherman said ho accepted the Invitation believing "that a fair presentation made to the people of Tennessee , without distinction of patty , of the alms and princi ples of our paity , both in tlio past nnd tor tlio future , might induce them to join with us in a public policy that will contribute to the in terests of the people of Tennessee and of the whole country more and greater benefits and advantages than can possibly be conferred upon them by the democratic party. I have felt that the differences that grew out of the war now hold a large body ot honest and patrlotlo citizens of the south from co-operating with the republican party who , In my judgment , are now In sympathy wltli us ; that perhaps I might bo able to dissipate these prejudices by a frank statement of the views which have actuated the republican party In the past , and thus bring us into co-opeiatlon In meas ures tending to advance thn common inter ests and prosperity of our country. At all events 1 feel confident that the people ol Tennessee , who , i i om the very earliest set tlement , have been distinguished for their courage nnd independence , will : lvo a stianijer among them a fair hearing tor hon est opinions. " Alter dwelling upon tlio les ions of his political life , bherman said. 'State rights , ns distinguished trom national authority , has been the disluiblinr element lu American politics. To the people at laigo botli the state and nation are convenient lor heoxeiclsoof distinct and srpaiato powers for the common good' To thu individual clt- ien they are tlio guardians of distinct and separate rlihts and privileges , for which wo ewe allegiance and duty. They arc not hos tile snhcies , but like planets , moving In thu grand harmony ot thu universe In filendly co operation. But it is the people , the whole peoplu and nothing but thu people that is the governing and paramount power of our sys tem. This , at least , is the theory I have been laiight , and it any of you , reared in a differ ent school , have Inherited jealousy and sus picion of the federal authority and of es pecial reveiencu for that of the statu of Ten nessee , you may tind in this the germ of llo controversy fought out In the war. It 1 un- deistand the principles ot the republican paity , 1 would say they aru embraced in the trinity of the union , the constitution and the country the preservation ot the union , the maintenance of the full powers of the con stitution , and the growth , piospcrity and grandeur of our country in all its parts as it Is now or is to be. These ideas we Inherit from the wisest statesmen in American his tory , and now since tney have been reaf- lirnied by the war-there Isnothinz to divide American citUcna oy sectional lines but prejudice and passion : " Tnu speaker then devoted himself to other controveisies that finally led to the war of the rebellion , and to features of thn strife relating to Tennessee. "When the war was over , " Sherman said , "tlio people of tlio north heartllv approved the generous terms granted by General Grant to General Lee and the confederate troops , and wished that the people of the south should bo restored to their rights and privileges , subject only to such conditions as honor and good faith seemed to demand aris ing out ot the proclamation of President Lincoln for the emancipation of thu slaves. Both sides felt that the abolition of slavery was a necessary result of the war , and it seemed to us If the slaves wore to bo free they must bu armed with the privileges of freemen , and these were secured to them by constitutional amendment. The attempt to enforce these rights by the national authori ties has thus far' ' partially failed , and now it is conceded that under the limitations of the constitution the rights of a citizen of a state can only bo enforced through state or national tribunals , and where public opinion Is Intolerant nud jurors will not do their duty , n citi/en , cither white or black , may bo without remedy for the grossest wrong , except the right to mi grate to whore his rights will bo repncted. Our Institutions are based upon tlio idea that such a denial of rlchts Is impossible , and 1 trust that the time Is not far distant when the people of every state will feel It to bo both just and expedient that every citizen of the state shall bo protected in thu tree and equal enjoyment of every right and privilege conferred by the constitution of the United States. Xhe republican party Is pledged to this polity , and though it will use no uncon stitutional means to secure rights , It would be falsa to Its principles if It does not use all Its moral and legal power to that end. No wrong can be done to'the humblest citizen and no right withheld without reacting upon the community at large. 1 was glad to hear , In passing through several of the southern states , conservative clti/ens say that public sentiment now revolts at thu unlawful methods to defeat the tree exercise of equal rights of citizens that have been adopted In several states , and are still prac ticed In what are known as the black coun ties of the south. A * long as such methods are resorted to there will bo the keen sense ot wrong and injustice to the injured pai tics , and those who practice such ollensos will In the end suffer lor It. Sectional feeling will continue to exist as long as large maeses of people , whether poorer rich , white or black , ate denied their rights to share in self-govern ment. But there is another ground upon which 1 prefer to base my appeal to the south for Justice and fair play to the African race. It was recently eloquently stated In debate by Senator Vest , of Missouri , that when our wives and children were In their hands during the war they acted as to make every man In the south their friend who had ono particle of manhood about him. If this bu so , as all history attests , then wo may ap peal to the manly spirit of our own nice .to protect these frecdinmi fiom thu lawless In justice and cruelty of all those of our racu who may hereafter seek to deprive them of plain , constitutional rights , either by open lorco or by taking advantage ot their Ignor ance. If tno klnulyipirlt stated by Senator Vest Is manifested , the color line will disap pear from American politics and wo can then look only to the safety , development and power of one great and united country. " Sherman complimented the south on the vast Improvement in the state of Its com merce and manufacturing interests , and de voted some time to the discussion of its labor questions. The speaker then turned to the discussion of questions ot national politics which alike altect all parts of the country and which alone , ho said , ought to be thu subject of po litical discussion namely , taxation , cur rency , public credit , foreign and domestic commeice , education , Internal Improve ments. A'tiove all , the mode of national tax ation was the most Important. Whichever party Is In power would ilnd It necessary to secure by some form of taxation about 800- 000,000 of revenue. If Tennessee should tax the production of whisky , tobacco or beer , the speaker said. It would only drive the man ufacture Into neighboring states which im posed no such tax. Another reason why these articles are taxed by congiess is that the tax Is easily and cheaply collected and more ficely paid than any other. The speaker explained the views of the difl'ercnt parties on the subject , Illustrating wlh ) vol uminous statistics. After Illustrating the operation of ti o law governing duties on Im ports , civing-iiiiuierous statistics , the senator spoke at Rome length In favor of a protective policy. "Wo have had now , " he said "an ex perience of twenty-live years under this sys tem , and we can judge of Its effects oy the actijal results , in IbCO the total manufac tures of the United States were estimated at SlbO.000.000 , Including nery variety of mechanical employments. As 1 him ) already stated , these have increased to o\er S.I.OOO.OOJ.OOO In value and nearly Hvo lold In quantity , and thi'V Include almost every article essi'n- tlal for human life. In thu pioductlon of all these articles there Is now free tradu and close competition In thu United States , and tliu price has been greatly reduced on all of them. Tlioy embrace almost cvnry article used on thu farm , In thu workshop and in nine-tenths of thu families of tliu United States. Our Industry Is now so diversified that there Is hardly an object of deslro out side of the luxuries ot the i lull that are not produird in the United States , and our homo industries aru rapidly displacing foreign articles of similar chai actor and quality. Wo give to thu tanner a liumu nmikut lor home product ! ) , so that now of all the products of the fai in over IX ) pur cunt aiu consumed In this country , though the asuregatu expoita- lion amounts to nearly 5.moooouo In this way. Also wo secure the laboring man for better wascs than aiu paid In any other coun try of Kuropo toenabh' him to he self-reliant , sulf-resnectlue , to.edueato his children and enjoy thu substantial comtorts of life. " The speaker heaped .somo good natured ridicule on thu tarill Ideas of thu democratic paity , touched on the financial problem , and said : "Ono of the great objects of tliu lorma- tlon of thu government was to seeure such Improvements lor commerce. The gteat cities ot the countiy think that all livers and harbors arc unimportant except their own , and yet the commerce of the Ohio and Mis sissippi rhors Is much creator in quantity and value than thu commerce ol the United States with foieign nations. VETOED II Y \VDKUtiY. . A K.oflj. Subscription For Chicago's Imbor 1'nrty Knocked Out. CHICAGO , March 24. Two weeks ago the district assembly ot the Knights of Labor o ! which Robuit Nelson , the candidate of the labor paity lor mayor , Is a member , voted S50 to the united labor party out of the general fund. In answer to a protest of another as sembly , the following letter has been re ceived : Pini.Anr.MuuA , March 20. Secretary Local Assembly 400 , Chicago : The appeal of Local Assembly 100 was laid buloru thn gen eral executive board and my decision , to the cll'cct that the action taken by District As sembly 21 in voting * > 0 to the united labor party or any other paity was clrarly In viola tion ot thu law and established precedent , was iiaiilmously approved by a majority ot thu board. No money can bo voted from an assemblv. district or local , for polltlc.il pur- > ose.s. The members ot the board present Vhen my oplnlonl was acted on wcru all of my mind. They were Bailey , Bairy , Aylus- .vorth . , Hayes and Cailetou , and General Woithy Fo'iumaii ( irlllHhs was present also. i.ocal assembly 400 will pay no assessments or political purposes. With kind rugauls , I eiuain , fraternally yours , T. V. Pownr.ni.Y , General Master Workman. The district assembly of which Nelsnn Is uastcr workman has a membership of U.'i.COJ , ncludlng , presumably , men of all the par- : les. At Diessnt the entire machinery of dls- lict organization is in the hands of a radical 'action , the friends of Nelson. The Iniine- .liatu elfect of the ruling Is to prevent Nel son's supporters from levying assessments ipon his political antagonists or using the .irganlzation as a political collection agency. It is the general application , however , that thu ruling Is most interesting , for the pre cedent established defines tlio policy of the Knights of Labor wherever their organiza tion exists. _ _ Should Get Hastings Treatment. J HUSKY CITY , N.J. , March 24. Five roughs waylaid and assaulted Louise Winkle , twelve years old , last Tuesday night , on the outskirts of Gratton , In Hudson county. They dragged her Into a small cedar grove and accomplished their purposo. The approach preach of a young woman employed as a tele graph operator in the station frightened them away , but not before she had recognized four of them. The operator carried the uncon scious girl home , where shu died shortly alter. Philip Winkle , father of tlio girl , who Is employed as a machinist in the railroad shops at New Durham , spread the icport , and immediately searching parties were or ganized. They scoured tliu woods but found no traces of the culprits. Threats are made of lynching if the culprits are captured. nittor Attacks on Ralfour. DiiniJN , March 24. United Ireland , Par- noil's organ publishes a bitter attack on Bat tour , chief secretary for Ireland. It calls him "The Bloody Balfour.with a tiger's heart wrapped In woman's hide , " and says : "He has entered lightly into the struggle with the Catholtcchurch. In such struggles the proudest despots have been humbled to thn dust. Bismarck , swaying the destinies of Europe , In his whole career but once learned the bitterness of dele.it , and that was when he laid his hands on the church , which resents the sacrilegious handling ot the sacred privileges ot the priesthood. " The Pacific liiVPBttgntlon. Nr.w VOIIK. Marcli 24. [ Special Telegram to the Bnn.J - The World's Washington special says : The president will soon take up the appointment ot three persons to In vestigate tlio Pacific railroads. Ho Is in clined to think favorably of J. Sterling Mor ton , of Nebraska , although his appointment will bo opposed by Charles Francis Adams and others Interested in the management of the roads. Ex-Senator Van Wyck has been spoken of , but to ofllclals of the roads ho would bo paitlcularly objectionable. Affairs In France. PAIIIS , March 24. The cabinet , while It does not laver the pilnclpal of surtax on foreign cattle , has resolved , In view of the prevailing low prices , to leave the decision of the question to tlio chamber of deputies. Germany has refused to participate either In thu industrial or art sections of the Pails International exhibition ot Ib80. llcrold , an olllcial In the French warofllco , has been dismissed on suspicion that ho has been supplying the secrets of the department to foreigners. _ A Canadian Laud Syndicate. Nnw YOIIK , March 34. [ Special Tele gram to the BEK.J A powerful and wealthy syndicate has beun formed by Krnstus WI- nans lor purchasing from the Canadian cov eminent u large quantity of land In the var ious provinces of Canada which are known to contain Iron ore. It is said tlio syndicate Includes Senator Payne and Messrs. Bnrko and Richie , ot Chicago ; A. B. Boardlan , of New York , and James McClaien and other Influential Canadians at Ottawa. The capi tal of the company Is 810,000,0X1. , "Went Throuuh a Lv.vciinuuo , Va. , March 23. A train on the Norfolk &Westein railroad went through the Otter river bridge , twenty miles above this city to-night. It Is stated that eleht persons were killed. The particulars cannot be obtained. A wiccklng train with physi cians has gone to the scene of thu disaster. Mlnnrfl Entombed. SYDNEY , N. S. W. , March 24. Euhty.fivo men were entombed by the explosion In Bull's colliery yesterday. Tlio accident occurred In a tunnel a mile and a half from the pit. Seven bodies have been recovered. The tunnel Is blocked by debris caused by the explosion. Boyd Ono ol * the Victim * ) . DUVFAI.O. March 24. There Is no longer any doubt that Robert S. Boyd , of Boston , special agent of the American Bell telephone company , lost his life In the Richmond hotel lire. The Kirn Kecord. I'EOIIIA , 111. , March 24. A Kureka special to the Transcript says : The steaui Homing mill , belonging to Jell A , Davis and J. J. MMiler. was hunted this morning. Loss , 25,000 to $ oO,000 ; Insurance small. A Ilailroad Ordered Sold. SYIIACOSK , N. Y. , March 24. The sale of the New YorkRutland A Montreal railroad was ordered , to pay' $1350,000 worth of re ceivers' mtlc ! te . K AND The Trotitilc of the Hunter llrotliers hi f'hllndclphln. Piut.ADni.iMiiA , March at. The llahlllllcs of James and John Hunter so far amount to SIM.OOO. . All of the linn's paper bears the name of John Long , president of the Union TruM company. Long says that ho docs tint know how much of the paper his name has been forged to , but the foiged paper IMS been estimated as high ns thrce-fourllH of the entlio amount ot ascuttallied liabilities. In addition to thu amount above mentioned them Is supposed to bo u laixu amount of paper which gives only the linn's name. Tliurutnor that James Hunter took a steamer for linull yesterday gained giouud tills moriilmr , but nothing Ims boon he.ud tiom him yincc Tiirsdax' , when hei left the eltr ostensibly tor New York. Pa-sldent Itamuiell , otthu Mechanics' Na tional bank , navs his b.uik IMS notes of Jaiiu'.s nnd John Hunter bearing James Long's namu to thu azgrcgato of SfiHi.lXXi , but Loig : Is not yet able to di-cido which born the trim and which thn forced slenatuies. "All hi ! could tell us was he had memoranda In a bill book of nil the Hunter paper ho was on. Long is seemed by a inortgngu of 811X1,000. 1 don't \\holherJameslluntei can or not. but I'mpicttv sure hu'll commit suicide. 1 don't think ho has the moial courage to como back and face thu music. Thu theory Is that when certain notes ma imed James Hunter Hist ipsoiteil to Urn des perate scliomo of forglni : .lames Long's sig- natuic. This was kept up It Is supposed lor years , onn torgcd note being IIMH ! to lift an other at the successive dates of maturity. A mere guess at the vlsiblu assets and liabilities is made as follows : Assets , Wynnewood lirm. fWO.OOO ; Com > Moi > a mills , SIOO.OOO ; ' Mori-Mown mills , S.Vi.OOO ; John Hunter's residence , $35.000 ; James Hunter's resilience , 8SOOO ; total. SIN'S.OOO. liabilities , notes upon which suit has boon begun , Sl.V'.OOO ; panur taken up out ot Merchants' bank , SU'XX ' ' ( ) : paper taken no out the Keystone National ban ! ; . 15,000 ; two mortgagesuu Wyunowood lirm , $1-40,000 ; mortgage on Conustoga mills , 55100,000 ; mortgage on Nonistown mills , 8'Ji.tXK ) ; morteagn held by John Maguce , & ( iO,000 , total , SWC.IOO. . THE XOllTHIOItN FLOODS. Hivcrs Ajnlii on the Hlso nntl Aloro DcHtr lint Ion Approlicndod. Hts-MAucif , Dak. , March 21. The water fell two teet yesterday but is rlslnir again to-day. The water In Washburn Is ten feet above thu high water mark of 18M , while hero it is not quite up to that record. This shows theio Is a gorge between hero and Washburn , and when that ten feet of water comes It will make the Hood surpass any previous records. Tl.cie is prospect for the Unit river to break about the time thu upper gonjo breaks , and It ItdocsMandan will bo allont. The steamer Tompklns , which was crushed in the ice near llowlo to-day , was the property of the Evans Transposition company , and Its ruin , just as navigation Is opening , Is a heavy loss. The Noithern Pacltic shops at Mandan are still Hooded. Fnuous FAIJ.S Minn. , March 20. Thw lied river rose rapidly last night , and this iimniintr was the hlehrst over known. ltii : > FAI.T.S , Minn. , March W. An Im mense Ice goriro a inllo wide and six miles long is coming this way sixteen miles west ward on the Itcdwood liver. The Illinois Htnto Printing. SPRINOFIULD , 111. , March 2-1. The special senate committee appointed to Investigate ho state printing contract continued Its in vestigation to day , the testimony of witness 's as to the formation of n partnership and offering of bids not differing essentially from the evidence already adduced. Post- naster Clendennln , who Is also a stockholder n the State Ilcglbtcr company , was exam ined and stated positively that when In ormed by Thomas Itees , tieasnrer of the Register company , of thu proposed pool by Sprin.'licld printers for securing the state inintlng contract at living prices , lie opposed the plan , and that In himself was not in any ivay interested in the combine. U. W. Roukor was called and went over the entho ground ot the formation of the partnership and bidding for the contract , the testimony being practically thu same as that given by itnesses yesterday. He claimed he had lone thu state printing tor six years. The lirst year he had the contract alone , and the pi Ices obtained wurc nearly as good as those of the present contract. Those of two years ago were 50 per cent lower , and upon that ar rangement he had lost money. He said the rates on the present contract weio 25 per ent lower than thu maximum premium a ! owed by law. A. Timber Culture Decision. WASHINOTOX , March 24. Acting Secre tary Muldrow to-day ordered areversal of the leclslon of the commissioner of General land office in the contest brought by Christopher C. Cowell ae.ilnst the timber culture entry of John T , Stearns , of Des Molnes , la. The ev submitted by the contestant was to the effect that the number of tices iciiuircd by law had never been planted , and there was a failure to cultivate uronerly tho.su which were planted. Local officers found for tlio contestant and lecommended the cancellation of the claim. Commissioner McFarland reversed the liiiding of the local officers. Mnldrow sustains the local officers on thujMOuntt of the failure of thecontcsteo to comply with the law as .set forth In the ev idence submitted , and orders cancellation. Steamships Overdue. Niw YOIIK , March 24. The steamship Scotia , which left Marseilles February 2 , Naples the 23rd and passed Ulbraltor the 2711 for New York , Is now about ten days over due. At Naples she took on board the passengers , K4 ! in number , of the steamship liurgnndla , which collided wltb the Iron clad Italia and was beached to prevent sinking , making the total number of passengers about 1,000. Apprehensions tor tier safety have been excited. The steam ship Dorian , of the Anchor line , from Med iterranean parts , also passed Gibraltar Fet > < ruary 27 , bui as she Is u less powerful vessel bhu if not so long overdue. The Virginia OeM. IticitMoxn , Va. , Maich 2-4. Governor Leo this afternoon received a telcgi am from Chair man Bouvorie , of the council of foreign bond holders of London , which ho at once com municated to the legislature. UouvCrlo says : "Tho council will appoint commissioners to como to Virginia to confer with representa tives of the state for a settlement of the debt on receiving assurance that the basis ot any agreement which may be arrived at shall bo avoidable revenue , ns mutually agreed upon after competent investigation , if the legisla- tuie will empower the governor to consent to this basis of compromise. " The Commissioners Mnblo. SAN FIIANCISCO , March 21. In the suits brought by thu xtatu against William Ulaud- ing and William A , Knight , ex-harbor com- mlssloneis , to recover monies misappropriated by John L. Gray , ex-secretary of the harbor commission , nnd other employes , Judge limit decided to-day that thu delundants aru liable for thu amounts mlsappropi lated , Thu defalcation amounts to over $100OOJ. Nohrnnku anil loxvu Wcathor. ForNebiaska : Fair weather , followed by rain , becoming warmer , winds generally southerly. For Eastern Dakota : Fair weather , fol lowed by rnln , bccojiilng warmer , variable winds. For Iowa : Fair weather , becoming wai inur , winds shHting to southerly. fool Trou 1)1 CH. CiucAdo , March 24. At the mectlnc to day of the Centr.il Tialliie association the Grand'Irunk road demanded a differential on freight via Montreal. This was refused and thu road gave notion ot withdrawal. Thu general opinion is that thu pool will soon go to pieces. SteruiiHhip Arrlrals. Qi'KiixsTow.v , Match 2-4. [ Special Tele gram to the HEU.J Arrlvcd TIm Arl/ona , Uoin New York.ccreUry ! Manning \ a passenger , COILOH ON THE COMMISSION , Tfco Author of tbo Law Satisfied With the Composition of the Board. THEIR COMMISSIONS SIGNED Niinicrous Candidates Turning Uf > For the Secretaryship Intcrpre- tattnn nftlio 1mto Ho First ConHldcrcd. Honutor Culloin .Satisfied. WASinx iro.v , March 21. [ Sneclal Tolo- u'liun to tliu Uii : : . | Senator Culluin , being asked for nil opinion on tlio inter-state com- inlsslun to-iluy , snlil : "They are good men , or sit least those whom I know ato. Thera nrc some of them th.it scum tu bo unknown quantities so Inr ns iiubllu service and ex perience KO , but ttmt does not argue tlmt they may not make nblo and ofltclrut commis sioner. It may bo that tlio commissioners who are lu.ist known to the public may develop a special aptltiulo for the work. Judge Cooley wo all know , Iln Is specially quallhcd for the work. 1 saw soon after the passage of the net that the president wanted Judge Cooley and 1 endorsed him. Morrison Is a good fellow , and ho ami 1 have always been win in personal fi lends , but 1 tried to pcrsuadu the president not to appoint him. 1 wanted him to take a republican from Illi nois , but Morrison Is an honest man , a thor oughly honest man , and will do what ho be lieves to bo right , llo Is not versed In the laws relating to rail roads , but there Is no reason why ho should not learn them. All 1 know of Mr. Walker is that Senator Kdmnnds warmly en dorses him , and that Is sufltelent to satisfy mo of his illness. Mr. Schoonmakcr scorns to have won honors In public lite. Those whoknowhlm speak highly of him. Mr. Brairg Ims lud experience ) on the Alabama commission.cs , 1 think the commission Is very well made up. 1 urged the president from the lirst against .overloading the com mission with old men. I told him that ho wanted commissioners who could start on a moment's notice from Washington , travel to San Francisco , adjust matters there , hurry back to Chicago , St. Louis or Now i'ork , at tend to commission business In these cities , and then come back to Washington and take a nap and gut rested. 1 told thti president that ho needed men of hodlly ns well as men tal \igor , men not too old to do haid woik , and ho agieud with mo. " The president to-day signed the commis sions ot the inter-Mate commerce commis sioners , but they will bo held atthowhlto housu and delivered to the now appointees upon arrival. Information you * received to day that Judge Cooley cannot reach Wash ington until the close of next week. It has been decided to make no elicit to net the commissioners together before that time , as the other members also have private affairs to wind up. When the commission assem bles tlio lirst action will he to oix'anl/.e and then Immediately begin olllclal consideration of the Interpretation which shall be given the most Important provisions of the Jaw. Candidates for the position ot.secretary are numerous and each commissioner seems likely to have a favorite for thu position. cr.imwcATKS OK CONCIIIBSHMBN. Certificates ot election have been received at the clink's ofllce'of the houscjof representa tives of all the momburs-clect ot thu Fiftieth congress except eight , and the uuofllclal lists have been completed some time. Those of "Whose election no olllcial Information has as Vet been received aie Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois , Adoiilram J. Holmes of Iowa , K. X. Merrill and E. 11. Funston of Kansas , Will- " * lam Woodburn of Nevada , LJcnton McMullun of Tennessee , John W. Stewart of Vermont , and II. Bowen of Virginia , Witli the excep tion of Mr. Bowen all are old members who have been re-elected. NinillASKA AND IOWA PENSIONS. Nebraska pensions wove Issued to-day as follows : Minors of Henry P. Kyler , Super ior ; Joseph 8. Cookus , Crutn : 1'hllander H. Parker ( ic-lssuo ) . Hay : Harrison E. Pond ( Increase ) , Red Cloud. Iowa : William , father of Francis ( Jatche- cold , Kalona ; Mary , mother of Win. H. Par ker , Pnlmyra ; Win. Hockcrsmlth , Blooin- lield ; Wm. H. Andrew , Vllllsca : Thompson K lilair , MarenL'o ; Samuel Hold , Nevada ; John J. Cain , MHo , ( increase ) ; John lire- gunzcr. Kuokuk ; Justin It. Harlan. Sulma ; Alex. A. Scllman , Koss ; Win , Wash , Hyde ; Mathew Mackoy , Uethlehem ; Tlios. Allmn , Des MOIIIPS ; Colby M. Brvant , Grinnell ; Horace H. Smith , Hapdon ; Win. C. Uodgln , Calliope ; Samuel K. Cuitis. Avoca ; Morltz Lange ( re-Issue ) , Blufllon ; increase. Patrick ; 11. MpConville , Bedford ; Wm. H. Mason , Clarinua. POSTAL CHANGES. Tlio lollowlng Iowa postmasters were ap pointed to-day : Ceorge Theobald , Astor , Crawford county , vice C. M. llannon. ro- blgned ; Lyndon T. Bliss , 'Avon , Polk county , vice Li'vl Bender , resigned ; Byron I ) . Person , Blencoe , Monono county , vice A. N. Noble , resigned. Opinions on tlie Commission. NEW YOIIK , March 34. ( Special Telegram to the Ur.K. ] The announcement of the members of the Inter-state commission was received In New York with general an- , proval. lUIIroad officers , as a rule , were specially pleased with the composition ot the board , whim Is likely to bo , In their opinion , a safe and conservative body. In Wall street there was a slight division of senti ment. A not uncommon criticism was that all members of the board were lawyers by profession , and that although most of them had had some acquaintance with railroad matters , their knowledge of subjects likely to be brought at once before them , was theoretical rather than prao tlcal. President Depew , of the New York Central , said : "Tho appointees are first-rate men who are likely to treat all questions with fairness to railroads and merchants. " C. P. Huntlngton expressed satisfaction with thu appointment ! ! . President Sloan , of the Dulawaie , Lackawanna ik Western , said that he was pleased with the appoint ments. Presluunt Cable , of tlio Chicago , KocK Island < te Pachic. was fully satisfied that the board would look carefully after the interests of the people , and at the same time bo just In Us tieatmont of the railroads. H. 11. Porter said : " 1 legard the appointments as safe and wise. " Russell Sago Raid "It It neither a good nor a bad board , but I think Is Is an honest one , and pcihaps after all , that is the bust ( jualiticatlon It could have. " "Western Prolj-lit Jtatcn Reduced. PITTSIIUHH , March 24. Thu freight rates on the roads from Plttfiburg west arc now In shapu to be published , and will bo posted at all freight otlices along the various roadf. The freight rates to Chicago and return on all the important classes show a reduction over the present tarilV. The lirst class will be 42K cents per hundred pounds , a reduction of 7 > ? cents ; second clans , ! J7 > < cents , a reduction or UK cents ; third class S'K cents , a reduction of 2J < f cents ; fouith class , 'JO cents , a reduc tion ot f > } cents ; fifth class , 17X cents , and sixth clans , 10 cents , or iio reduction , Ship pers lor the we.st say that the railroads mak ing this icdnctlon was unexpected by thorn and that It will bo of material assistance. 'Ihrco Hundred Trump * Cremated. SA.V FUANCIICO , March 21. The strainer Balglc arrived to-day from China and Japan and brought the news of a dreadful tragedy at AMa-Shlb-Chun , China , twenty miles northeast of Hnnzebosv. Over 300 tramps appeared at the vllli n nnd greatly Irritated , the Inhabitants. Tin ; v lingers Inveigled the whole body Into n temple and during inft night set mo to It. Only foity occupants of | the building escaped. The H'irmliuler burned to death. Cholera HUH QITEUKC. March 24.Too consul general Canada of the Argentine.Republic tm beam notified by his government ol the dl Dpeai- ancuof oholrra trom the principal irarta qt that country. . "