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* * ' * * THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. v"x SIXTEENTHf YEAE. OMAHA , FKIDAY MORNING. MAY 0 , 1887. NUMBER 32 MORE HEARTLESS EVICTIONS Lord Granarda's Starving Longford Tenants Turned Out of Home. SICK AND HELPLESS SUFFER. Women nnd Children Driven From Tliclr Ilouncs Lord Imtia- downo's Aicont Tolls of tlio Trouble. Irish Landlord Cruelty. , lfS7 fiy Jamt * Ounlin Jlemielt.l Dt'iir.iN , Mayfl. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to Iho Bui : . ] Since Monday last policemen , emergency men and sub-Shylocks , to the number of UOO altogether , have been evicting some thlrty-flvo farmers and about 12.1 persons on Lord Granarda's estate In Langford. The latter Is an Irish East British baron , whoso wlfu Is a eicat heiress. His crest shows three bears nnd his motto Is "Peace of mind the fuel of glory. " It would seem from his evictions that fuel has moro to do with him than peacu of mind. A reporter of the Freeman's Journal , who had converse with ono of the evicted tenants , heard the latter say : "Three-fourths of the evicted had not the wherewithal to purchase a morsel of food. We thought wo could pay and did our bust , but whatever thu little land yielded was eaten up before Christmas. " During the past four days there were large crowds looking on , but no disturbance be yond hooting , dialling , or , when Inhumani ties occurred , groaning. Henry McQuado's debt was 813. He was not at home when the officials and possu came , but his goods and family were put out and the doors nailed up. HICK AND AG1CI ) WOMRN r.VICTKD. Then a walk of about a mile and a half across the country and the house of a weak , tottering old woman named Bridget Kelly , aged eighty-six years , was come to. In the house with the poor woman were her son , his wlfo and six pale-looking little children. The sub-sheriff entered and was told by the aged woman that her son's wlfo lay very III In a small bedroom elf the kitchen. The sub-sheriff wont into the bedroom and asked If she had a doc tor's certificate. On receiving a negative answer , ho said : "Well , I can't help It , you must go out , " and , after n pause , added : "Get your things on. You know you can't wait here. " The poor woman seemed oblivious to all passing , and her moaning was piteous to hear. The old woman stepped to the bedsldo and said to her daughter-in-law : "Mavonrneen , ilon't fret ; cheer up ; God will provide for us. " At this llmo the shot Iff Interposed with , "Sco and got her out , " to the aged mother clinging to her sickly daughter. Ho added. In a brusque manner : "Get her out In a hurry , too. " Mean whllo the Ilttlo children were crying bitterly outside the house , having been cau tioned not to disturb their sick mother. A GOAT'S oooi > vroitK. The house of a woman named Hconey , whoso husband is in America , was next ar rived at. * The tenant has eight young chil dren , her rent Is SCO a year , and the valuation 840. The sheriff , after a talk , was coming out , when a goat proceeding Into the house walked against him , making the sheriff np pear discomfited. The crowd laughed and cheered the goat A sub-sheriff walked quickly towards the people , exclaiming : "We will have to clear the mob back It there Is any shouting'where upon a wit remarked , "Begorra , the peat didn't think you were the resident magis trate 1" The tenant was readmitted as care taker. Among the tenants evicted out of mlscra- * blu Ilttlo hovels let in again as caretakers were Anne Corrlgan , widow , rent 340 ; Mary Campbell , widow , need ninety years , renf 815 ; Maria Cannoy , an old woman whose rent Is 837 , and the land she hold was of the worst description , nnd she asserted she could scarcely support herself out of the farm. No ono , ot course , takes those farms , Ml Lord , In his comfortable Jiomo In Ktl- daru street hero , does not need money , yet the eviction lorco proceeds as the government - ment plan of coercion. Mr. Parnell will be able to resch London on Monday with healtl much renovated by the rest. As I close r Bvllabus ot the debate is on the bulletin boards. Much delight Is expressed at the reported sentence of Gladstone's speech ol how to institute a criminal prosecution bo fern you charge an otlenso. LANSDOWNE'S SIDE. The Marquis * A ont Dontc * the State ment of O'Brien. ICopwioht 1SST bu Jam't Qortlon Ilcnnctt.l LONDON , May 5. [ Now York Herald Cabli Special to the BKK. | It seems that all thai these dispatches say about the trouble be twcen Lord Lansdowne and his tenants ant Mr. William O'Brien's movements and In tentions in connection therewith is being prl vately cabled to the marquis' agents here Duo of them ( his principal one ) , asked mi to-day if I would "dare print" a letter com Ing from him presenting Lord Lansdowne' : sldo ot the question , which I answered af < lirnmlvoly. Hu then handed me the follow ing letter , which I forward verbatim : Mr. O'Brien , who is now on his way t < Canada , has misrepresented the tact : concerning the friendly effort made b ] Mr. lonnlng to ascertain whether there were any terms that would bo accept able to both Lord Landsowno and his Lug- eacurrlftii tenants. Mr. Donning did no act as Lord Lansdowne's agent or plenlpo tontlary , nor lias he any authority to make any terms or treaty whatsoever. Mr. Den nlng declined to do this from the first , am Mr. O'Brien has admitted tt repeatedly Therefore the so-called treaty Is all a fabrlca lion. No treaty was authorized , no treat ] was made , and no treaty was broken , A palaver was held at Klldaro on Friday April 3 , between Messrs. Denning , Mahoi Lallor , at which suggestions were made. Mr. Dennlne wrote to me ou Friday. Ill letter was forwarded to mo to London. . ' got U Monday. It proposed ai Increase ot abatement. I immcdl atcly telegraphed a refusal , althougl I was willing to give some advantage to leas holders. Mr. O'Brien now tries to make Mr Dennlng's sugccstlons binding on Lori Lansdowne , as tt a treaty had boo" entere into , but Lord Lansdowne now never hear of tlio suggestion * . I refused them on th spot and did not telegraph them to Lor Lansdowne , nor did Mr. Denning telegrap them to mo. Mr. O'Brlnes' story about Lor Lansdowne changing his mind and breakln a treaty Is all a scandalous fabrication froi beginning to end. ( Signed : ! J. TOWNSKSO FnRNon. Dublin , May 5 , lt7. The Times-Dillon Gate. LONDON , Mar S. In the commons this al ternoon the consideration ot the question c breach ot privilege In the Times-Dillon cas was resumed. No member rising * to spea on the motion of Lewis that the conduct w a breach of prlvllene and that th house take notice ot It , Speaker I > put before the .houte * a amendmci of Sir Edward Clark , solicitor general , that the house decline to. treat the Times'publi cation as a breach of privilege. The Par- nellltes at once challenged a division. This resulted In a vote of Vi'J7 In favor of the amendment to 211) ) against It. The amend ment thus became the substantive motion. Bradlaugh resumed the debate. Gladstone , who on rlsliiL' , was loudly cheered , moved an amendment that a commit tee bo appointed to Inquire Into the charge of wilful falsehood made against Dillon In the Times Monday. Ho said hn did not Intend to suggest ttiat thn Inquiry go beyond the oitlclo retried to. Ho ob jected to Lord Randolph Cliuiclilll's calling him the leader of thu party ot separation. Hu perfectly understood that why Lord Randolph did not call It the party of homo rule was the future beloro Lord Itandolph , In which homo rule plans might llguro as convenient to propose. TChccrs.J Turning to the question of privi lege , ho said It was unfortunate that the gov ernment piooosed the present step against nn Irish member , whllu Inillctlng upon Irish peoplu , by means of puiiimnont cociclou hill , thu brands of perpetual dishonor. Why taku thu case In to thn court of law ? Was It certain that Dillon would get a verdict whatever might bo the the proof In case where parliament declared the charges against a member to bo a breach of nrlvllegu'.1 Nearly thirty years ago ho went ( is commissioner to the lonaln Islands. 'Iho Times then said thu loalan as sembly was committing treason ; that the commissioner was aiding and abetting thu assembly. 11 thought these charges re quired redress. Ho took the best advice on tliu subject , but all his advisors said ho could not depend upon securing a fair verdict. The Irish members would bo in a still moro un favorable position in a jury trial. It was no wonder cthcy proproterred the tribunal of the houso. The house was a per fectly competent tribunal. Indeed the only complete ono. The precedents were all on the sldu of the appointment of a committee. Them was the case of Butt In 18M , when It \vira held that thu accusation that the mem bers wcro hungry to which were attached salaries and pensions deserved Inquiry. After citing a number of other precedent ! ) , In all of which the charges were less grave than these brought against Dillon , ho chal lenged the government to establish a single precedent where the prosecution would bo ordered without the house having previously condemned the act upon which thu prosecu tion was based. He appealed to the govern ment to alter their determination , which otherwise might lead to a crisis of most serious and momentous Import ance. Thu Irish members who had been maligned to an enormous extent , asked lor a particular course which the majority refused , forirottine they were acting against a minority rcnresentlng a nation. ( Parnull- lle cheers ) . The government could yet , on the grounds of reason , prudence and pre cedent , accept his amendment , showing the country thai they were determined at least to give tlio Irfsh members full justice , oven Indulgent justice , seoln * their honor and character at stake. ( Cheers ) . I'nrUitm Froth. PABIP , May R , The anti-German demon strations continue to bo made in various sections of this city. A procession carrying a banner Inscribed "To Berlin , " to-day marched to the place of hlysoes , the resi dence of President Grovy , whore it was dis persed by the police. Twelve of the persons who took prominent parts In this demon stration were arrested. The government has decided to prosecute the publishers of the paper , La Kevancho.for publishlntr an article entitled "Down With the Germans , " and calculated to mouse war llko feeling among the French people against Germany. LONDON , May n. The Teleeraph describes the anti-German demonstration in Paris last Tuesday evening as serious. It says thu mob In the neighborhood of Eden theatre , whllo Wagner's "Lohengrin" was being per formed , shouted , "Down with Germany , " "On to Berlin , " "Down with Bismarck , " "Give Us Back Our Clocks" ( this refer ring to Strasburu ) . Last evening the demon strations were renewed. A mob composed of students and gamins marched aboutstioutlnz. They halted In front of the Army and Navy olub , and there cried out "Vivo 1'Armeo " " " "ABerlIn : " Francois , "Vivo Boulangor , , Another mob went to the bulldlnir occupied by the llusslan embassy , shouting "Vivo La Franco , " "VlvoLallussla. " Thn leaders of this mob then proposed to their followers to march to the Germany embassy , but was stopped by the police , The managers of the Eden theatre havu decided to suspend per formance of "Lohengrin. " Affairs In Ireland. DunuN , May 5. Mr. Parnell's health Is hotter. Ills physician Bays ho hopes that Parnoll will bo able to be In his place In the house of commons to-morrow ovcnlnir. An application for the release of Fathci Keller , priest of Youuhal , who was impris oned in Kllmalnham for refusing to testif } retarding his connection with the "plan ol campaign. " has been dismissed. FtoARta of War. Moscow , May 6. The Berlin correspond ent of the Moscow Gazette says the Genual military authorities are training mastiffs t < hunt the Frenrh outposts in the event 01 war ; also falcons and other birds ot prev an being trained to chase carrier pigeons j l sliouk the latter bo employed by the French. TERRIBLE MINK D18ASTBII. The Latest Details of the Vnncouvoi Calamity. NANAIMO , B. C. , May 5. Over one-lml the miners employed at the Vancouver coa mine , where the explosion occurred yesterday day , had families. Below are the names o the killed and Injured. The dead tire : WI1 Ham Craven , Fred Watson and Samuel Hud' son , ot Wellington , who was foreman of on < of the rescuing parties , died from tin affects of after-damp. Seven Chlnamei worn broucht up dead. The Injured are Gcorgo Davis , John Jones , J. Stove , Sr. John Lonch and Jules Michael. Hicharc Gibson , overman of the mines , miraculous ! ] escaped with a few cuts about the face As near as can bo ascertained now there an Imprisoned In the mlno twenty-nine men a thu No. 1 level , twenty-three In the new slop < and twelve In thn No. 5 level. These are al white men of different nationalities. Then are besides fifty to seventy-live Chinamen Ir the mine. It Is feared that all the liuprlsonei minors , who number about ono hundred am twenty , will perish of suffocation. Jnle : Michael , one ot thu injured , was Kitting In i cabin at supper in the No. 3 shaft when hi felt the concussion. All scrambled out. Onl ; one was saved ot his fou companions , whose dead bodies caini up In the cage with him. Several hardly ap precmto their escape , owing to the dazed feel Ing which characterized all who came ou from the deadly pit. Michael represents UK explosion as something terrific. It Is Impossl ble to get at the Imprisoned men till the lirel subdued , for If more air were sent In it wouh force the eas Into the lire and cause a seconc disaster. Even now fears are entertained tha the whole place will be blown up , and oh miners say the result is possible. If si the catastrophe would be the greatest recontei In tha history of coal mining. All thatcai be done Is being done to reach tlio 1m prisoned men. It Is thought this mornlni that the fire in the air shaft has been ex tlngulshed and that a small body ot Ham exist * between the air and the main shafts which may be conquered , when an attemp will be made to bring air In to begin tin work of rescue. The late shift that came up reported heai Ing a pick striking on the opposite side o the wall. Them It a feeling that wher there Is life there Is hope , but that hope U unfortunately , very small. The lire U considerably abated In th mines. A dense volume ot steam arise from the air shaft , but until the tire Is com pletely subdued it Is Impossible to enter th workings to ascertain whether the unfoi tunate men shut in are living or dead. Fres relays ot working parties are beine brough from Wellington. The miner ships In th harbor have also supplied about sixty rnec who are working nobljr , POHTI.AND , Ore. , May & . Th telegraph wires between Vlctorl and beetle were prostrated earl tlilsiovonlngo bya a heavy storm and it I notlikely they will get up.again to-ntgbl hence no further report 'jroiu the rnlmn disaster at Nanalrao. DRAWING THE COLOR USE , * Secretary Lamar Will Not Attend the Re ception to Kalakaua's Queen , PREPARATIONS FOR THE EVENT. Tim State Apartments Heine Gnlly Decorated For ttiu Grand Demo- oratlc Uotuoustrntion tu Her Dusky Highness. fjntunr Declines the Hunnh. WASHINGTON , May 5. [ Special Telegram to thu BKK. ] This evening's papers nn- uouncu with uniform phraseology that "Sec retary Lamar Is confined to Ms residence with neuralgia In his face. " Seine of his friends say this Is to bo his excuse to the President and Mrs. Cleveland for not attend ing their dinner to Queen KaplolanI , of Ha waii , at tlio white house to-morrow night , when In fact ho intends to absent himself for the reasons set forth In these dispatches last nli'ht , namely , that hu is unwilling to sit at n tahlo with a black woman. It Is not known whether Secretary Lamar has .sent his regrets to President and Mrs. Cleveland , but it Is stated that hu will not do so If he has not al ready. Ills triends arc particular to say that tlio secretary has no prejudice- against her highness , but that ho has retnseil to put him- sult on a social level with colored folks In Mississippi and elsewhere , and that hu docs not Intend to do so now. Fixing Up the Stnto Apartments. WAiiii.NOTON , May 5. [ Special Telegram to thu BKC.J The state apartments at the white house were to-day decorated with palms and llowers In prcpaiatlon lor the din ner to the queen. This morning , attended by her suite , the queen visited Washington bar racks , where she was received with honor by General Gibson , and the regiment re viewed. A royal Ralnto was llred as the arty In three carriages passed through the gates , She was escorted to the parade ground and after the drill held a reception nt ieneral Gibson's honso. The queen says ho Is going to England to bo present at tlio iclubration of Victoria's jubilee , but It is tinted that the real object ot the trip Is a Jnanclal one. Kalakatu Is trving to mort gage his kingdom tor S'J,000,000 , and G. W. McKnrlnno , a Yankee member of his privy 'ounell , is now in London endeavoring to , loat the bonds , It Is uphill work , however , Mid the king's advisers have shrewdly ar- anged the royal excursion , hoping thereby 0 nmko an impression on the cold 8 pur cent. llrltish heart. Kalakaua did not rome along becausn bis exchequer Is a Ilttlo short , and when Kaliikiuiu travels ho wants to see all ho cities along his route and the elephants hereof. That takes a irood deal ot money anil the king Is willing to dct'cr his junket until lie hears how the negotiations In Lon don come alone. Surveyor Bciutlo Interviewed. WASHINGTON , May 5. ( Special Tele gram to the BEI : . ] Surveyor Bcattie , of ho port of New York , Is here , having tired out of the position a deputy for talklne poll- tics , and without hesitancy or scruple de clares that Cleveland will get the Now York delegation In the convention next year , lieattio Is said to bo a follower ot Governor Hill , despite the fact that ho holds ofllco under Cleveland , but hesitates to say a word for lilll. Ho observed to-day with much cau tion , " 1 do not know what Governor Hill's ambitions arc. Ic Is not the desires of an In dividual that lifts him up. It Is the wish of the people. A mm cannot force the popular will. Ho must bo carried to It. It looks as If Cleveland were In iho tldo this time. " 'Should Cleveland bo rcnomlnatcd , do you think there Is any class of democrats In Now York who would bolt the ticket ? " was asked. 'I see no reason why there should bo. No , 1 think there Is no such feeling as that , " re plied Beattle. 'Is there any disposition among these men who are likely to control the political affairs - fairs of the state to antagonize Cleveland with 11111V" "Quito the contrary. I think they all agree ( and In this tlioy take their cuu from the piestdcnt's own example ) , that the welfare of the party depends upon their looking well to the interests of the state , and they are de voting themselves to this. Particularly In these parts of the state where there has been friction and distrust , they are working to re store conlldonco and harmony. All UK business people seem to bo well pleased wltli the administration. " "Do you think the democrats can carry the state on the presidential election ? " "I can not see how it Is at all nicely to b < otherwise. I can not conceive of Its coin : tlio other way unless some great blundei should bo made. I think , looking at it tlili far ahead , that the state Is sure. Cleveland' * administration has inspired the conlidenci and approval of people all over the coun try. " Beat tin's presence here at this tlmo con firms the belief , as indicated in the Bni special on Monday , that Colonel Lamont'i conference with Governor Hill on Saturday was for the purpose ot securing advlco re carding a proposed now political policy at tectlng the olllclal patronage of the custon house and the other New York offices. lic.it tie , it is believed , is receiving his lustruc tlons. Natloiinl Drill Accommodations. WASHINGTON , May 5. [ Special Telngran to the BKK.J The managers of the nationo drill are protesting against the Impressloi which has gone abroad that the landlords li Washington Intend to lleeco visitors. A let ter has been received from an Indlaniai stating that upon writing to a hotel hero fo accommodations during the drill for hlmscl and party ho received a reply offering thoi the hospitality of the honso for S3 per day Hy force of habit It Is supposed the hotel clerl enclosed one of the cards of the hotel statin the rates to bo S'3.50 a day , or one-half o what it was proposed to charge the Indl anlans. The letter makes a protest agalus what the writer deems an attempted oxtoi tlon and announces that the writer and hi friends will not come. To-day It was learno at the bureau ot information and comfort , ei tabllshod for tiio benefit of visitors to th drill , that as a rule the prices to be charge will bo reasonable and not exceed the chai gcs at ordinary times. A register Is kept o persons who have rooms or beds to rent dm Ing the week ot the drill outside of the hotel : as well as restaurant keepers am others who will furnish meals These rooms are generally in prlvat houses and many are offered by person who do not keep lodging houses or boardini houses. The average price of such rooms 1 SI a day. Meals can be had from Scents ur wards. Colonel Cumtnlngs , who is in chant of the register , said to-day : "As a goners thing , there will be no advance in nrlco ! People are offering rooms at about $1 am they state to mo that they do not think 1 right to make any higher charges or to tak advantage of strangers In the city. " Th bureau is In receipt constantly of letters o Inouiry from different parts of the couutr. and places , persons seeking accommod : tlons in communication with these wh have registered as having rooms for rent dui Ing the drill , or meals to serve. Colon * Cummlngs thought they wouln have no dill culty in placing In comfortable quarters , r reasonable rules , all who applied to them. Rosier'a Crowfoot Prints. WASHINGTON , May 5. [ Special Telograi to the UEE.J General V. L. Kosser , of coi federate cavalry fame , Is subject to wide bi unfavorable comment in public circles on ai count of his letter attacking General Slier dan , published In the Times of Wlnchestei Va. The unfavorable comment was part cularly noticeable at the meeting and montl 'ly banquet ot the Washington commandery < the Loyal Legion held last night at the Arllni ton. General Sheridan , who Is a member of this commamlory , was Hot present. With one voice GcneiaMJossor's letter was stigmatized as outrageous and Indefensible , especially In view of the fact that a year ago General Shrrldan , accompanied by Senator Don Cameron , nmdo n horse-back tour through the Shenandoah valley and was kindly re ceived bv the pooplo. An ox-volunteer gen- eial said that Iho probable cause of Rosser's chagrin was found In the fact that In ono of Sheridan's reports he alluded to Rosier as a "little . " who been cavalry genar.il" had sent by the confederates to attack Shorldan's forces. Another cx-voluntopr olllr-er sarcas tically observed that It was late In the day forltosserto defame Sheridan. SIIII an other alluded to the fact that when Uossnr camooutof the war In distressed financial circumstances he was hnfrlbnded and put ou the road to fortune by his old anny filends who know him at West Point befoiotho war. Lending democrats consiiro General Itossor and say that It was just this "slop ping over" of confederate ) olllcors that kept the democratic ; party out of power so long. _ ' Army News. WASHINGTON , May 6. [ Special Telegram to the HKH.J First Lieutenant James E. Uuncles , First artillery , has been detailed as recorder of the army retiring board at San Francisco. The adjutant general Is In recclnt of a dis patch from Gcnuial Miles , confirmatory of the reported earthquake shocks In the Hua- chuca range and volcanic phenomena on Mount Whetstone. Lieutenant Colonel Loom Is L. Langdon , ccond artillery , who succeeds to the command if the regiment during the live months'leavo f Colonel Homeyn B. Ayres. will exercise ommand from his station at Fort Barrancas , Florida , and the regimental stall will remain t San Aiuustluo. Army leaves : Colonel Edwin F. Town- end , Twelfth Infantry , ton days from May ; First Lieutenant Adam Slakor , First ar- Illery , two months from June J. ; Lieutenant ohu Conklln , jr. , Second artillery , two nonths , with permission to nuplv for two nonths' extension ; Lieutenant Charles Ben- lit'tt , Third artillery , stalloncd hero , len ays ; First Lieutenant Charles A. L. Totton , 'otirth artillery , until May U. Army orders : Captain Cass Durham , eighteenth Infantry , has been ordered bo- ere the letlrlng board at St , Paul , of which Jrigadler General linger Is president , for ex amination tor retirement. The place of iieotlng of the board has been changed trom ' 'ort Shelling to St. Paul. Captain Leonard V. Loiinir , assistant surgeon , has been granted six months extension of leave tor disability. The Civil Service Union. WASHINGTON , May 5. The civil service commission to-day submitted tothepiesldunt certain prepared amendments of rules 4 , 0 , U and 21 of rules for the regulation and Im provement of the executive civil service. All of the proposed amendments were approved and became at once effective. The most im- lortant ot the amendments was the fol- owlnn. Rule fl , clause 2. And for the purpose of establishing In the classified service hi > principal of compulsory competitive examination for promotion , tlu-io shall bo , so 'ar as practicable and useful , such examina tions of suitable character to test tlio fitness of persons for promotion In the service ; nnd : ho commission may make regulations apply- ng them to any classified depaitment , cus- : ems office or poslolllcc , under which regula tions examinations for promotion shall bo conducted , and all promotions made so , but until the regulations made by the commission in accordance herewith have jeon applied to the classified departments , the customs olllcor report ofllco uromotlons therein may ba made upon any test of fitness determined upon by Uvu promoting ofllcer , and In any classilied department customs of- ficoor postotllco In which promotions are made under examinations as herein pro vided , the commission may , In special cases , it the exigencies of service require such ac tion , provide non-competitivu examinations for promotion. The commission lias prepared detailed regulations to carry the amendments Into effect , An Historical Onnqnnt. WASHINGTON , May 6. ' Gcorgo Bancroft to-night gave a dinner In honor of President and Mrs. Cleveland. Among these present were Mr. Bancroft , Miss Bancroft , President and Mrs. Cleveland , Secretary Bayard , Secre tary and Mrs. Whitney. Postmasters Appointed. WASHINGTON , May 5. The president has appointed Iho following postmasters : S. L. Falrlamb , Rock Rapids. la. , vice F. E. Barber - bor , removed ; Nichols O. Stauton , West Llbcity , la. , vice John A. Maxon , removed. Pnclflo Mall Mooting. Nr.w Yomc , May 5. | Special Telesram to the Bnn. ] The annual meeting of the Pa cific Mail steamship company will bo held al the end of the month. President J. B , Houston has declined re-election , although ho will remain probably In the board of di rectors. The name of Gcorgo J. Gould has been frequently mentioned in connection with the position.but it was not certain yes terday that ho would accept the office , It I : admitted that Henry Hurt will control the election , and that In fact his vote will depose the chief officer , who was his choice n fo\\ years ago. A prominent director of UK company , sneaking of the probable changes , said yesterday : "I think Hart has been dis pleased at some Indiscreet utterances ol President Houston. It Is hardly wortl \\hllotoboastthatanolUco brings in 3100 , 000 a year through successful .speculations unless you wish to resign it In a short time 1 understand that Hart complains that tin president has not attended the hoard moot Ines as he should have done. 1 do not thlnl. there will bo many changes In thu manage ment. " The World Intimates that Jay Gould , Rus sell Sage , C. P. Huutlnnton and Sidney DII will bo antagonized by a faction of the share holders who believe the Pacific Mall bettei managed it the men who aiu not Identitiec with rival Interests are elected to thuli Places. Gen y-al.Crook's Itoncgndo Scout. Nr.w "i oiiif , May 5. | Special Telegram t < the BEE. ] J. D. Burgess , late chief scout o San Carlos agency , writes to the Tribuni some comments on the report made b ; Secretary Welsh , Indian Rlichts association on the Chlrlcahuas , confined In Florida After do'.aillpg Chatto's murderous career Burgess says : "In- place of being true ti Crook , he and his' > Chlrlcahuas scout : were continually signalling the hostlles and when close enough were seen 01 several occasions to'pus government ninmu nltion to them. There * s no reasonabledoub but that Chatto andiforty Chlrlcahua scout ) wltb him under Captain Crawford kept tin hostlles under Geronlmo fully supplied botl with information and ammunition , am Chatto was ruler and leader. Kay-Et-A-Naj is a bad Indian and the boldest ana mos desperate Clilrloalma of them all. Ho 1m : ravished , murdered and destroyed as mcrcl lessly as any buck ot his trlbo. To-Klannai is really a peed nan. Let not our brother it the east seek to turn this bloodthirsty Uordi loose upon us again. " Canadian Steamship Subsidy. OTTAWA , Out. , May 5. Sir John McDon aid stated In parliament this afternoon tha the Canadian parliament would contrlbut an annual subsidy of (75,000 In aid of th Paciho Mall service on condition that th Imperial government grant 8300,000 anuuall ) The service proposed was trl-inonthly , on between Vanconver and Hong Kong. Tb answer of the Imperial government has nc been received. Stcamxhlp Arrivals. HAMIIUBO , May 5. [ Special Telegram t the BEH.J A'mywl The llhaetla , from Ne\ \ York. SOUTHAMPTON. May 5. Arrived Th Saale , from Now Yortc to Bremen. NKW YOHK , May 6. Arrived The Wae ; laud , from Andover. GLAD WITBIIOSE AND SOZZLK Plattsttoutli Oalobratos tbo Completion of Her Watorworksi A DAY OF EXCEEDING INTEREST Speeches My Distinguished Citizens nnd VlNltot-d WiloiSiiKBCtn ! ! "rill- iant Future and Point to Great 1'osslblo Advancement. .A ! R Dny. Pt.ATTSMouTit , Nob. , May ! " > . [ Special to the llKn.J The streets of this Ilttlo city of 0,000 inhabitants , wcio to-day allvo with pee ple. Flags proudly waved from half a him- died poles , and nearly every store In the heart of the city and many of the private residences beyond the bounds of the marts oftrado , gaily supported miniature Imita tions of the Hag of the nation , It was not the Fourth of July , though that great na tional festival never received the attention which made to-day's celebration remaikablo. It had all the elements which characterize a glorification of the anniversary of the declar ation of independence. There were llass upon buildings , wagons , horses , buguios and carriages , as well as In the Interior of sa loons , ding stores , warehouses and places of private residence. It was Independence which was celebrated that indepen dence , however , of flames which only the most successful and approved methods of annihilating destiuctlvo tire can successfully sustain. In plainer woulsltwas a glorification ever the accep tance of the Plattsniouth water works , ami In this commendable undertaking citizens trom all part * ol thu state took part. The trains from the west and Omaha wcro met at Iho depot by the committee on recep tion , and thogui'sts so disposed of as to make their stav of the most agieeablo nature. After sulllcicnt tlmo had been given them to view the city , they were escorted to the opera of Fremont ; Geoige W. Hulst and George Lehman , of Columbus ; George Donaldson , J. Fin ley , 11. T. Cody , K. and William Relbor , G. W. Klser , ; C. Cliau- man and Mayor Lusch , William Krug , G. L. Stone , Judge BonecUo , Louis Schroeder' Drs. Mercer nnd Hertzmau , General George Smith , ex-Chief Butler , O. 11. Ballon , Dr. Meicer , Fred Gray , Dr. Schroeder , S. S. Cur tis and a number of other. Mr. F. E. While , representative ftt the last legislature , presided and In o short address , occupying about n mlnuto and a half , Intro duced Dr. Livingstone , of Plattsmouth , The latter gentleman was received with loud cheers. In addiesslng his fellow citi zens and visitors ho said that to the guests who , In the o busv anil moneymaking ing days , had loft their homes to come down and participate In the opening of what they called the Plattsmouth water works , ho extended - tended his most grateful and hearty thanks , hoiibo , whore about a thousand citi/.cus had already assembled. The place was decorated inaslmplo vet tasteful manner. Two im mense American lla < s were suspended from behind the curtain on the proscenium arch and trained backwatd In graceful lolds until they were caught upon thu wines. Between these , at the place of juncture , hung an Irish flag llko a keystone be tween two halves of an arch. From the chandelier In the mlddlo ot thu hall radi ated dark-bluo streamers , whllo around the gallery extended graceful festoons In green. Upon the slago wore about forty guests , among whom were noticed thu following : J. L. Temploton , chief of the Council Blutls lire department ; Mlko Bauer , chluf of the .Nebraska City lirodepartment ; II. B. Dibble , of York , president of the State Fireman's aJ- Hoclatlon ; Mayor B. F. Stauller , W. L. May , K. Schurman , John Thompson and Ray Nye , Over (1,000 ( hearts s'aai'od In this fueling and ho would say that lU.Ouo arms were ready to embrace them , and in that number he would not forgot tlio girls. Anything those guests saw , they might havo. It they wanted a ride , all tliov had to do was to jump into tlio first hack they could Unit nnd tell the driver where they wanted to go and ho would whirl them there , it they were hungry , they could stop Into the first hotel and they would Hud girls that were the prettiest In the state to wait upon them and see they got all they wanted. The city was assigned over to them boots , body and breeches , and ho wanted them to come and take It. Ito had never lost faith in Plattsmouth. Ho remembered how it was in lb5U when a financial cyclone swept over this country and thousands of men , who had telt that they were worth thousands , suddenly tound themselves almost penniless llulookeil up Colton's map , and found out western lo calities. These were not the days of railroads , and the difficulty of rcachlni : objective points In thu west was considerable. Well , ho reached his destination. He fult that It was destined to be a great city , and since that time ho nad not lost tiUtli in Plattsmouth. To-day , hu congratulated the people of the city that people of brains , energy and ex- perlcncohad come to invest their ducnts. lie advised his fellow citizens to take heart , to cultivate American pluck and energy , which was what their benefactors were doing , because it was that which made towns and becauuo it was that which would cor- talnly help to make Plattsmouth. Tha doc tor concluded by a triple welcome to the guests , remarking that thu town was theirs and they let thorn comn and take her. Thu Liedorkranz then sane two selec tions. O. U. Ballon was Introduced and said that the growth of towns was the result of confi dence. Such was the reason of Platts- mouth's success. Thuy had the town and thu country around it , and to improve the ono and retain the other they should under' take and carry out a well-defined series ol public improvements. Omaha had nevot amounted to anything until she commence ! to dig , pave , and carry on other publU improvements. The county should go with the town and both should work In harmony. Ho felt that the day was not far distant whei tlio fulfil ol Dr. Livingstone In Plattsmoutl would bo sustained. Mr. Gwyer , of Omaha , spoke and suggestei as ono of the needs of Plattsinouth the urldg Ing of the Platto. to connect with Cas' county , even If thu work should cost j million. He then showed the advantage : which would acruo to such an undertaking and was following bv General Smith , o Omaha. Hu made some happy allusion' In his opening and then encouragei the brldgu over the Plattu together will other improvements which ho was satlstiec would pay dollar for dollar. This return , hi claimed , could be had In the rise In the valut of property , and in the business which wouh bo sure to como from thu county over tin river. Mr. Norton , of Weeping Water , congratu lated thu people of Plattsmouth on thu ac qulsltlon ot water works , and stated that hi own town would have works of Its own in i short time. Col. S. S. Curtis , of Omaha , said that tin prosperity ot every place depended on manu tacturing and commercial elements. Plattx mouth had the nucleus of the first In thu B & M. shops. It w\s said they were to bo re moved. But railroads seldom moved gooi plants. The shops would not Do moved , am for the second , she had one of the riches agricultural districts In the country. Bu she was cut oil'on the north by the Platte , 01 the east by the Missouri. Both of thus slreams Hhould be bildgcd , because one-lml of Plattsmouth's territory without them wa destroyed. He also encouraged suburbai towns after the manner of Omaha. Mr. Lou May , of Fremont , was callci upon for a speech , but ho was dis covered In ono ot thu boxes with some ladle and was excused. Other speeches were mad by Messrs. Larkln of Kansas. J. B. Strod and Dr. Larsch of Nebraska City. The assemblage adjourned , many of th guests repaired to Kockwood half , wher they vrere given a free dinner at the expcns ot the city , the same beln/ excellently pro pamd by the ladles of the M. K , church. The procession then started , headed bv th B. AM. band In the following order : F. 1 White Hose Co. No. L : A. O. U. W. ; Boho mlam band : F. M. Rlchey Hose Co. No. ' . ' , Knights of Pythias ; Murray band ; Rescu Hose Co. No. U ; Bohemian societies ; Hoe and Ladder company ; Military band Plattsmouth Llcderkraiu ; Modem Wood men of America : mayor and clt council , guests and citizens In carriages. At 3 o'clock the 'stuiels were alive an thronged with people. At 3 o'clock the hos company race began. The distance was about 1M ! yards on Main street , and the ho n was to bo attached to the hydrant anil water bo thrown from Iho nozzle. Mossr * . Thomp son , of the Fremont Clolnmh ; M. Bauer , chief of the Nebraska City lire department , and ox-Marshal Butler acted as Judges. The F. M. Ritchie luatlo the run InIM seconds : Ki" ciio , No. : t , In 'Ji3'4 ' seconds nnd the F. K. U'hltu coinpiny In vrJ'f seconds. The la t took first motii'y , jIO ? , t.io others SJo and 9- > respectively. At the close of Ihn races a number ot the people visited the "stand-pipe , " a huge pile of boiler Iron eighty feet high , twenty feet In diameter and situ ated on ono of the highest hills overlooking thu city. The exhibition of the power of the woiks was then Illustrated' by eight streams which were played from tha hydrants and which readied u hel'jht ' ot ono hundred foot , llumluvls of tlio ponplo then boarded a special train ou the U. . .1M. . which made l.Hiilnute runs to the works and dupot , wlicru the neatness of the suirotindlncs and the beauty of tlui mechanism were liberally ap- pieolated. The engines have a capacity f ' . ' . .loo.ooo gallons per day. There are two littling basins. There are four miles of pipe f various thicknesses now laid In the city rtth both prossurn immediately from tlio en- Ini ) or thu stand pipe , as may desired. The Ity has contracted to pay 3N ) per year for the i.so ol each nro hydrant , and this Is the only eiiso thus far incurred by the city , ho citizens of Plattsmouth aio justly inmd of securing what they believe to bo ho stron cst and best system of waterworks n the state. Thu top ot tlio standplpu U noio than t00 ! feel higher than thu business urt of Iho city , and without extra prcssuiu vlllgivo enough lorco for the piotection of 'ic highest buildings In every part of the own. Thu day was all that could have betin do- ired for a celebration. It was bright and varm and scarcely a cloud floated In thu sky. ' 'In1 occasion , the diy entiiused everybody , nd Impelled the committees to leave notii- ns undone which would lend to the success t the undertaking , and a pr.inouuced sue- IPSS it certainly was. These gontlo- non comprised the following : Joseph A. Connor , M. B. Muinhv and E. S. Grousol " 10111 thu council , and M. A , Ilartli'an , E. 1J. < i > wls , A. N. Sullivan , J. G. Klchoy and C. iV. Slierimu , from the board of trade and 'ounrll. ' Thn officers of the dav were Hon. < \ E. White , J. W. Johnson , grand marshal ! ind r' . M. HIciile. The affair was an uniiuali- led success , and something of which the iconic might bo proud. Tlio BKK representatives were grate- 'ul for the attentions of Messrs. Jonnor and Novlllo , both of whom 'Id everything In their power to make It as ileaiant as possible miring their stay. Tlio prosperity of the city has been mostrc- larkablo in the past lew years. She has a lopulatlon of 0,000 , with a water supply far ovond her needs. Lately she has been designated as thu site f the new shops ot the Missouri Pacllic and Nebraska Southern railways , which are now being built nnd will soon bu completed. These two roads aru to run within a short llstaucuof this city. They will lie Iniiiio- liately to the west , where they will inn hrough some ot the most beautiful land in ho stato. Thu land Is now owned by Omaha capitalists , who are putting their money Into ho development of the town. This land Is now selling rapidly , not less than 50 lots having been disposed ot rostorday. It Is the most beautiful and In the vicinity and has increased In 'alue in n most rapid way. O. 11. Ballon , of ) maha , is thu president of tlio company and Dr. Mercer secretary. They propose laying out grouudslwhich shall make thu city famous. Moro Hrlck I < 'or l < 'rcmont. FUIIMOXT , Nob. , May 5. | Special to ho Bii.J : Important among the many now nterpriscs which aru bulng organized In Fremont during this era of unprecedented growth , Is the Fremont Continuous , Brick Kiln company , which was organized to-day. The system to bo used Is the Bolhucko pat ent kiln , now In operation with great success at two or throe points In Nebraska. The au- horlzcd capital of the company is SJO-000 , ivith a paid-up capital ot.20,000 , all of which ivas subscribed In a very short tlmo. Aitl- cles of Incorporation have boun adopted and woik will begin at onco. The directors chosen are A. Bothwcll , Edward Bluwett , Mauley Kogcrs , Thomas F. Quirk , C. U. Toncrav. Thu company has purchased twelve acres just across tlio Plattu river , In closu proximity to tha now bait line railway. Here the yards Will bo established and will bo convenient for shipments. Fremont has "ong stood in great need ot a large brick suu- : ily and the organization of this enterprise is cry opportune. llontrleo's New Bnd < jo. BKATHICI : , Nob. , May 5. [ Special Tola- ; ram to the Bin : , | Yesterday's report to the Omaha Republican and Heiald , saying the [ Jeatrlco Court street bridge was awarded to : ho Columbia Bridge company , is incorrect. The King Bridge Company of Dos Molnes have the contract at 815,000 , the bridge to rest on Iron piers , to bo 'MO teat span , -J loot roadway , withG feut sidewalks on each side. It Is the longest span and widest bridge in Nebraska. Work will commence at once and bo finished bv August 1. The street rail way will bo extended to West Beatrice when the bridge Is finNiud. A syndiuatn composed of home and foreign capital to-day purchased the Dodge eighty- acre tract , ono mile south ot thu city , for platting at $150 per acre. A tract of 100 acres joining the city on the east has also been bought for the samu purpose ut 83UJ per acre. Thn ConRrociitlonnl Association. WAIIOO , Neb. , May 5. [ Special to the KU.J binco Tuesday afternoon the Omaha association of Congregational churches has been In session at tills place. There are about llfty non-resident ministers and as many moro delegates from the various churches In the association in attendance. Among the ministers from abroad are Uovs. Wlllard Scott , Mallo , II. C. Crane , A. B. Pun- niman. H. W. McCandlsh , II. M. Hurlbut. J. P. Tliini ; , .1. A. Mllliean , of Omaha , and Kev. Loren Berry , of Fiomont 'I he sessions of tlio association have been well attended and provo an intellectual feast to our church-going people. One of thti most enjoyable features was thu ser mon ot Uev. Scott on Tuesday evening , which was perhaps thu ablest sermon ever preached in Wahoo. A largo number of ladles , Including the wives of several of thu ministers trom abroad , were also present. The association after a business session this afternoon adjourned. tiencral Colo'H Order. LINCOLN , Nub. , May 5. fSpeclsl Telegram - gram to the BKK. ] Adjutant General Cole to-day Issued the following general order : HKADQUAUTEItS NKIIIIANKA NATIONAL ( liiAHii , Adjutant General's ollice , Lincoln , Neb. , May 5 , IbS ? . General order No. VJ : There being vacancies In the ofllces of colonel and lieutenant colonel of the First regi ment Nebraska National Guard , caused by thu promotion of Colonel L. W. Colby and Lieutenant Colonel A. V. Cole , theolllcersol said regiment are hereby ordered to meet al the ollico of the adjutant general In the state house In the city ot Lincoln on tho'JOth day of May , 1W , for the purpose of electing a colonel and lieutenant colonel of said regi ment , and for the transaction of such othei business as may properly come beforu the meet I up ; said olllcers to appear In uniform with belts. Brigadier General fW. . Oolby will preside at tlio meeting. By order ot the commander-ln-chlcf , A , V. Coi.u , Adjutant General. Latest Columlma Deal. COI.UMIIUH , Neb. , May 5. [ Special Tele gram to the BKK. ] A syndicate has pur chased several blocks In West Columbus. A contract was let to-day to J , S. Murdock t < build twelve cottages. Thn motor rallroai will bo built from the depots , rnnnliii through thn land purchased by thn syndicate which will make a very desirable property for suburban rmktences. Several represent atlves of eastern wholesale houses have de elded to maku Columbus tholr homo as sooi as the cottages ara ready , with moro to tot low before fall , The I'nll of Smith. NKW i'onK , May 5.-l'etor Smith wa hanged In the yard ot the tombs this morn Ing at7 : for the murder ot John Hannon In April , Ib73. KEEPING UP THE INQUIRY/ Attorney Holmes Gives Interesting Informal tlou Before the OoiniuissioUi f J r i THE CONSOLIDATION POOL * ' ) How the ( inuld'Sngo Crowd Worked iho TrnnsfVr An Krnmiro and Substitution Voting Dillon on the Stnnd. Thn Union Pacific Invostljrntlon. Niw : YOUK , May f > . Thu examination ot Special Counsel Artemus 11. Holmes , of tha Onion Pncllic rallioad company , was conllii-J tied be fora Commissioners Pattlson , AndorX son and Littler to-day. Mr. Anderson hcluv In his hand the judgment roll In the matted , of the hearing buforo Reforcu Uuggles on tha application to have the Denver Pacific stock released as Security for mortgages on llitf Kansas Pacific , of which witness rotated tha stmy yosteiday. Anderson asked If tlmIIX ness knew who erased the answer to tliU < iucstlon : "What were thu net earning ot ! Kansas Pacllie last yo.ui" ' The original answer "Not much It " nnd swer was ; , anything , ever which ciasuro was written , "About halt a million dollars. " Mr. Holmes know nothing about this , but thn substituted an swer was probably the correct one. Mr. Holmes thought Judge Dillon drew up the articles of consolidation of the Kansas Pacllic and Union Piicitlc , and that It was prior to January 'J4. 1380 , or pilot to the time the 'J'.VJsO shares of thu Denvet Pacific stock passed from the ownership ot the Kansas Pacllic to thu hands of the Union Pacific party. Messrs. Jay Gould , Russet Sago and others. The Record states tlml Mr. Gould held and voted 71) ) , 114 shares , Mr Ames 4ott : , Sidney Dillon 01lt > l , Henry Vll- lard not any , nor Mr. Holmes. RtissefSago had 1),077 ) , and tlie.se constitute the Union Pa cific patty. The abates were S50 uach and 114,031 shaies wcro represented In thu agree ment. Tlio < u men weru all directors of the Union Pacific. Mr. Holmes did not know how much profit there was In the pool , but thou.'ht not so much as S-0,000OJO. ! Commissioner PattNou asked who got possession of the 510,000,000 of KansiM Parllle and 54,000,000 of Denver Paclmj stock , but Mr. Holmes paid ho thouxht thuv simply drifted back to their original owners. "Under the consolidation , Gould or any other holder of Kansas Pacllic stock exchanged two of tholr S ! > 0 shaies for ono S10J share of Union Pacllic stock , their values being about thu snmu in the market al tliutlmu. The relativu .status of tliu secml- ties were fixed bv aibitiatlon of all thu lead ing parties at a trillo greater than thulr mar ket quotation as an inducement to holduis to pul them Into tliu pool as a good Invest ment , " explained Holmes. ' 1 ho schedule at vhlch tlio vaiious securities weru admitted o the pool was as follows : Stock , l Ja per uut ; floating dutit , 00 per cent ; unsubordl- lated Income bonds , 30 per cent ; subordl- laled Income bonds , : > ( ) per cent ; and second and grant bonds , Ml per cunt. "Is It not irtie , " asked Anderson , "that lay Gould , Sidney Dillon , Russol Sago , Frederick Ames and others you have named , ibulned cicdlt by means of tlio pool of n aigu amount of Kansas Pacllic stocks lit iiibordiuato bonds , unsubordinated bonds , , ucond land grant bonds , Leavenworth Pa cific stock , ete.V" Holmes "Yi % In exchange for other so- cuiitlns. " Holmes made thu statement that ho Union Pacific prolited by the consollda * Ion In thai It got the benefit of all the hand ing and thereby stopped the compctl- ion of the Kansas Pacific , and Gould bus controlled the dangerous weapon of a lostilo rival. If the consolidation had not > cen made thu Kansas Pacllic would not have been worth ten cunts on the dollar , and IMm- ver Pacific stock would not have been vtortli uoro than Its valueaa waste paper. To General Paulson , Holmes sild ho did not think thn effect was to load the Union Pacific with two valueless roads , because the Kansas Pacliio had been a good paying road over sinco. It was tiun the Denver stock was win Hi $11,000,000 the next day by the consum mation ot the consolidation. Alter a recess Judge J. l \ Dillon , nephew of Sidney Dillon , who became an attorney or the Union Pacific In 1B7 ! , was the witness , ilu thought ho piupared the articles of con solidation of the loads under Instructions. Beyond this fart nothing of Interest was elicited In his testimony. Oil lOAGO'S WATISUS UPPLY. Great Danger of Il lioliifr Out Off En tirnly. CHICAGO , May. 5. [ Special Telegram to ; ho UIB.I Chicago's water supply Is llablo : o bo entirely cut oil at liny moment. The crib Is In a dangerous condition. The 1'ouil lations are exceedingly shaky , and an or- IInary gale of wind makes the stiucturc rock Iko a cradle. For reasons of policy the past administration kept silent about Us condi tion , but largo sums of money wore annually expanded to brace the gradually weakening foundations and keep thu tottering pile la placo. Any aucldunt to the crib would be o > serious calamity. Citizens would have todu- pcnd on the north sldo pumping works foe their water supply , and It Is doubt * fill whether they could force flit water throuiih the network of pipe.1 beyond Twelfth stieet on the south side and : Loomls street on tliu west. A movement IKK been Inaugurated to niotect and extend the' water system , and Monday night Aide ! mat' ' Culleilon will Introduce a resolution In tin. ' council icquestlng tlio mayor and commls// / slonor of public works to lake steps for Iho ; construction of a now tunnel fiom the \vnst7 side water works either to thu present crib od to a new one to bu located fmflier soutli. Cul-fi lertonsaid : "It Is of the utmost Importance that Immediate steps bo taken for the betterment / ment and tuotectlon of our water supply/- The crib is In an unsafe condition and llama' to cave In or topple ever during any storm/ , and In case ot an accident to the tunnel con ? nectlng tlio crib with the west side pumplndft works , wo would bo entirely dependent < > ri. the north sldu water works , and it has been ] * , recently shown that those works are Inade-J. qnnto to the task ot forcingtho water through/1 the network ot plpu connected thoiewitli. ' * , TRANsco.NTiNKNT.vij TRAFFIC. An Important Development at thoj Chicago Moating Yesterday. dE CHICAGO , May 5. Alt the great problems ] of transcontinental railway traffic wore given' ' ' an entirely now aspect at a meeting held here to-day. The meeting was composed ot representatives of the various overland rail roads , and was assembled for the stated pur pose of securing harmonious action In estab lishing rates and avoiding competition. Thej proceedings began by the election of Traffic ) Manager T. L. Klmball.of the Union Pacific , as chairman. After a general discussion ! regard ine the object of the meeting a committee was appointed to draft n plan of organization and report It to the meeting to-morrow. Then came nn Important development. ' It was nothing loss than au expression of tha willingness ot the Canada Pacific company to join with the other roads and hucomo member of their association. Heretofore ) that road has stood aloot , preferring to light for business to and from California by cutting rates below the tariffs of the Amer ican roads. It now agrees to come In , pio' vldlng It Is allowed freight and passenguv differentials to compensatti It for Its dlsad-J vantages as thu long route. Its terms will doubtless be accepted if an agreement curt , be reached as to the les.scr rates It will bur privileged to charge. Pending a report from' iho committee on organization the i " ' adjourned until to-morrow. JMr Potter a Htar. . NEW i'oiiic , May C. [ Special Telegram/ / to the BiK.I : The Tribune states that It Id believed that Mrs. James Brown Potter lma ( closed a contract with Harry Miner to open here October 10 , and after a six weeks' stay uiake'a tour of the principal cities.