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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 2 , 1SSS , NUMBER 229.
AN INVESTIGATION ORDERED ,
The IIouso Takes Action on the
A NEW RESOLUTION PASSED.
Tlic Halations Between Coal Com-
jtimlc-H and MlncrH In Itc Included
In llic lui'ulry Other Con
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. The committee on
appropriations reported the uigcnt deficiency
bill and it was referred to the committee of
At the expiration of the rooming hour the
house proceeded to the consideration of the
report of the committee on commerce rela
tive to the proposed investigation of the Read
Mr. Clardy of Missouri , chairman of the
committee on commerce , said that after a
cat of til examination of the matter the major
ity of the committee had been satisfied that
the original resolution offcied by Mr. Ander
son of Arkansas for a congressional Inquiry
ought not to bo adopted. He briefly sketched
the origin of the railroad strike and the sub.
sequent strike by the emplojcs of the Phila
delphia & Heading Coal and Iron company ,
There hud been no testimony before the com
mittee showing that inter-state traffic had
been interfered with , with the exception of a
brief Interruption nt Port Richmond on ae-
connt of the refusal of the men to obey
the lawful orders of the superintendent.
It has been stated that the Reading company ,
in making allotments of cars to the mining
companies , discriminated. This was a mat
ter entirely within the Jurisdiction of the
inter-slate commerce commission. It was
also stated that the Heading company and
the Philadelphia Coal and Iron company
were practically ono and the same , and this
was in violation of the constitution of Penn
sylvania. If this were true , the remedy waste
to ho found in the courts of Ponnsylania.
Mr. . itnynor of Maryland did not believe
In half-way measures on this subject. When
the monopolies combined to drive the ranks
of labor to the starvation point , that labor
had equal right by every natural law of Jus
tice to combine and strike for living wages.
The Reading road had broken and violated
the solemn compact it had made with its em
ployes , and now it commanded them to sur
render under threat of proclaiming to the
American people that this great tributary of
commerce should bo closed , and that not a
ton of traffic should bo freighted over its
road. Should this bo done I Ho , for one.
said never. Congress had power beyond
that which belonged to the Inter-state com
merce commission to bring this great monopoly
ely to bay.
After considerable debate on the various
phases of the matter , Mr. Clardy said that as
it appeared to be the deslroof the house to in
vestigate the question , he would withdraw
any opposition to the original Anderson reso
lution , provided it was amended so as to cre
ate a special committee.
Some discussion then ensued ns to the
proper form of the resolution , in the course
of which Mr. Randall , of Pennsylvania , said
the controversy between the railroad com
pany and its employes was but ono branch of
the investigation. The most important
brunch was that relating to thu controversies
existing between the coal combinations anil
miners. In his Judgment the miners' case
was a vast deal stronger than was that of the
employes of the railroad , and he , therefore ,
suggested an amendment extending the in
vestigation into the existing differences in the
Lehigh and Schuylkill coal region between
the mining coiporations and miners.
After some delay the various propositions
were consolidated into the following resolu
tion , which was adopted without division :
Resolved , That a special committee of llvo
members bo appointed to investisrato forth
with the extent , causes and effect upon
lutor-stato commerce of the continued failure
by the Heading railroad to transport sticl
commerce , and to report to the house , by bil
or otheiwiso , for consideration at upy tune ,
bitch legislation as is necessary to seenroU
the public regular and complete execution l > i
the railroad company of its obligation to
hiirvo as a common carrier of inter-state com
merce , and to investigate the dilllcultics ex
isting in the Lchigh and Schuylkill regions
of Pennsylvania , between corporations min
ing coal and the minors ; and , further , to in
vcstlgato till facts relating to milling corpora
tions and individual miners of anthraciti
coal in connection therewith , and report the
Mime to the house witli such rccommcnda
tions as the committee may agree UK | > II.
The house then adjourned.
Mr. Cox , speaker pi o tern , states that the
committee will probably bo appointed by Mr
Carlisle , but that he will confer with thaf
gentleman for thu purpose of learning hi :
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. Mr. Coke prcs-cntci
n memorial signed by mercantile men of E
Puso , Tex. , representing tha extensive
niuoiint of smuggling done between the
border towns of Mexico and the United
States under the Mexican free 70110 law , and
asking that a reciprocity treaty bo entered
into with Mexico to prevent such smuggling.
The memorial was referred to the committee
on foreign relations.
Among other bills reported from the com
mittee and placed on the calendar were the
For the Inspection of meats for exporta
tion ; prohibiting the importation of adulter
ation of adulterated ui tides of food or drink ,
and nuthori/ing proclamations by the pro- !
dent In certain cases ; increasing the pensions
of soldiers njtd sailors who have lost both
Among the hills introduced nnd referred
was the following.
By Mr. Cameron To place on the pension
roll all ofllcors nnd enlisted men who served
in the army or navy between March 4 , l&ill ,
nnd February I , KM , at the rate of 1 per cent
' per month lor each day's services this to bo
"a service pension bill , " and "an addition to
invalid pensions for disability. "
The senate then took up the resolution of
fered yesterday by Mr. Call , instructing the
Judiciary committee to report legislation nec
essary to prevent the United States courts
managing railroads through loceiver.s , from
depriving creditors of their liens through
receivers' certificates , and was addressed by
Mr.Call. Nouctioii was taken ,
Mr. Itlddluborger made an unsuccessful
effort to get action on his resolution to change
thu rule so as to have the. pending treaty
with Great Britain considered lu open * ses
The Blair educational bill was then taken
up and Mr. Pugh sioko | in Its favor. At the
conclusion of his address , the senate went
into executive session and soon adjourned ,
Plcndiug For Dakota.
WASHINGTON , Feb. L Delegate Glfford of
Dakota was heard this morning by the house
committee on territories , in favor of the bill
to admit North nnd South Dakota as separate
states. Clifford read ut great length state
ments tending to substantiate the claim that
the proposed states possess in an eminent
degree the conditions us to area , productive
capacity , population , loyalty , wealth and
agricultural sources requisite to
entitle them to admission to
the union. All persons will agree ,
ho said , that the treatment received by the
territory from congress recurdtng this mat
ter In without parallel in the country's his
tory In lu neglect and injustice. Ho held
that an excellent reason for the division and
admission of the two parts of the territory us
distinct states was that the functions of gov-
ci nment coula bo bettor exercised by two
Mates of medium size than would bo the case
If the territory in Us large uuwicldly condi
tion weio admitted us a wholo.
i were made by II. Kay Myers ,
of Dakota , in favor of division of the terri
tory , and by W. E. Purccll , of north Dakota ,
In opposition to division , and In favor of the
bid admitting the territory as a whole.
M.I1 - Jl - -
Tim Meat Inspection Hill.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. The bill providing
for the Inspection of meats for cxpoitatlon ,
roK | > rtcd favorably to-day in the senate from
the committee on foreign relations , author
izes the secretary of the treasury to cause n
careful Inspection to bo made of all salted
pork and bacon intended for expoitation , and
to authorize the proper custom house officers
to give a certificate stating the condition of
the meat. It prohibits the giving of clear
ance to any vessel having on board salted
pork or bacon found on inspection to be un
wholesome , but provides that meat may be ex
poitcd without inspection when It is proven
to the satisfaction of the collector of customs
that It had been properly salted and packed
more than sixty days beforehand , and a cer
tificate may bo Issued to that effect. It is
made a misdemeanor punishable by line , Im
prisonment nnd forfeiture , to import any
ndulterated or unwholesome food or drink.
The president is granted the power to sus
pend , liypioclnm.ition , the importation of any
article from any foieign country ,
or of all products of any foreign country ,
'iVhenover ho becomes satisfied that any ndtil-
crated aiticlo is about to bo imported Into
lie United States , or that any foreign state
s making unjust discrimination against the
mportntion of articles from this country.
The importation nf diseased or infected meat ,
of cattle , sheep or swine is prohibited , and
the secretary of the ticasury is authorized at
the expense of the owner jo place in qmirun-
'Ine all cattle , sheep and swine imported into
.he United States.
Pacific HoadH Land Patents.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. The house commit-
co on publie lands to-day considered the resolution
elution Introduced by Mr. Thomas , of Wis
consin , to the effect that in view of the pros-
dent's recommendations in the message
accompanying the Pacific railroad reports
hat no additional lands bo patented to com
panies until their indebtedness be paid. Mr.
Turner of Kansas suggested a substitute
which would continue the patenting of lands ,
but. provide that the proceeds of sales be
Covered into the treasury and credited to the
sinking fund of the companies. Definite
notion was postponed until next week.
Public Debt Statement.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. The following Is n
recapitulation of the debt statement issued
Interest bearing debt : Principal , $1,0-11-
ftl.lXW . ; interest , $11,837,2:17 : ; total , $1,048,000 , .
2K ! ) . Debt on which interest has ceased
Rinco maturity , : ) ,0tiUi. ) ! Debt bearing no
nterest , $ iHS,4l)1JS ) > or > . Total debt : Princl-
) al , $ l,0ii,177lKRJ ! : ; interest , $7,014,2111 ; total ,
$1,700tilt , Ifil. Total debt , less available
cash items , f lJUSIlb27. , ! . Net cash in treas
ury , $ > ri0,74li. ! ! Debt , less cash In treasury
February 1 , $1,210,211,081. Debt , less cash
January 21 , ? 1,3J.V > ' ) ! MU1. Decrease of debt
[ luring month , $15i-37i2U. ! : Decrease of debt
since Juno : > , Iss7 , . * 4iO,217,11" . Cash in
treasury available for reduction of debt ,
$ ! iOI,74lG23. ! Hcservo fund , * 100,000KK ( ) .
Unavailable for reduction of debt , $140,243- ,
uft'i. Total cash in treasury as shown by
treasurer's general account , $ .MOU'J2lUbO. ,
A CHICAGO CI1UUCH SCANUAfr.
Rev. J. II. HriiHhiiighnin Arrested on
n ScrioitH Charge.
CHICAGO , Feb. 1. For some time past ru-
nors of a disagreeable nature have been dis
turbing the minds of the congregation of the
iVda Street Methodist Episcopal church , and
they have ut last culminated In a scandal
that has caused unprecedented excitement
unong that portion of the religious commun
ity. The alleged culprit is Hov. J. II. Bresh-
ingham , pastor of the above named church.
He was arrested this evening on a warrant
charging him with illegitimate parentage ,
sworn out by Miss Eva Parker , a young lady
of eighteen , who has recently become a
mother. Hrushlngham'slegaladviser ' said tea
a reporter that his client had never heard of
the charge until the child was horn. Ho
then immediately called amcctingof thooflic-
ial board of the church which , after delibera
tion , passcn a resolution expressing belief in
his innocence and a determination to stand
by him. The lawer charges that the whole
thing is an attempt at blackmail. Mr.
Hrushinghum gave bonds in the sum of $800 ,
for appearance in the criminal court. Ho
will also , have a church trial , which will take
place soon , and In the meantime will suspend
his labors as pastor.
The Dakota Death Itoll.
SHARON , Pa. , Feb. 1. Dr. Kughler ar
rived yesterday with the body of his son
Charles , who was fro/en to death during the
recent bll/rard in Dakota. The young man
had settled on u ranch llvo miles west of
Wcssiiigton Springs , Jcrauld county , Dak. ,
and was doing well at the time of his death.
January 12. The doctor reports a terrible
state o f affairs existing in the territory with
in the track of the recent bli/zard. The total
number of deaths will exceed l,000nltliough
the papers of that section try to suppress the
facts. Ho has seen u list of some 500 who
have perished and for miles in land , beyond
the roach of the railroads and telegraphs
there are people about whom nothing is yet
known nnd whoso end will probably always
bo a mystery.
Proceeding Against a Trust.
CHKHOO , Feb. 1. President Peabody , of
the Citizens association , will to-morrow ask
the attorney general of Illinois to begin quo
warranto proceedings asainst the promoters
of the gas trust , charging thorn with exer
cising powers under their charter contrary
to the laws of the state and assuming privi
leges dangormis to the public policy.
Shoo Operatives hocked Out.
CINCINNATI , Feb. 1. About 3,000 men ,
women and girls employed in the shoo manu
facturing business are locked out in this city.
The manufacturers , at a meeting held to-day ,
agreed upon this course of action. The origin
of the trouble was the keeping back of wages
of twelve girls in lilackcr , Ciorstlo & Co's
manufactory last Saturday , which the firm
claimed had been paid them temporarily by
mistake in estimating their work.
More Trouble With the "Soo. "
CHICAGO , Feb. 1. A committee of western
railroad men loft for New York to-day to
confer with Commissioner Fink and secure
the co-operation of eastern lines in meeting
the opposition of the new "Soo" route.
Tno Minnesota it Northwestern to-day
slashed local freight rates between Chicago
& St. Paul , making reductions nvcinging
from 15 to 50 per cent. The Milwaukee &
St. Paul has given notice that it will with
draw from both the western and northwest
ern associations February 10 , and meanwhile
will consider Itself ut liberty to meet any cut
Ciucvoo , Feb. 1. In the case of James W.
Sykcs , who is charged \ \ ith issuing fraudu
lent warehouse receipts for grain and
theieby defrauding the Merchants' Loan and
Trust company out of $100,000 , the Jury , after
being out twenty-three hotlis , if ported a dis
Mrs Rawson , wife of Hanker Ka\v < on , and
her son , William Ralph Leo , \\eio biought
into Judio ; Clifford's court to day to answer
charges pieforred against them. Leo pleaded
guilt } to assault to kill , and wus tcinundcd to
fall. Mrs. Hawson pleaded not guilty on the
charge of conspiracy In the assault.
The Fidelity GUIIR.
CINCINNATI , Peb 1 Eugene Zimmerman ,
formerly director of the Fidelity National
bank , who was in Europe when indicted by
the United States grand jury for complicity
in the transactions in that bank , tins re
turned. This morninc he wont befoio Juo > o
Sage' , pleaded not cmuy and traVe a boctl at
THE OUTLOOK ENCOURAGING ,
Prospecta That Omaha's Bill Will
Pass the House This Month.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR TEACHERS.
The Nebraska De-legation Will Aid
the Heroines How the Heading
Strike Resolution \VnH Passed
The KnimoiiH Scandal.
Going Through With a Hush.
WASHINGTON HtmcAU TIIK OMMIA HEK , )
fill ) Fouim-KNTH STHKCT , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Feb. 1. |
Representative MeSlmne intends to suosti-
utc the senate bill making appropriation for
i new public building ut Omaha for his own
bill , which ho has introduced in the house.
Tito merits of the measure have been pro-
icntcd to the house committed on publie
buildings and grounds , and Mr. McShano
hluks the senate bill will bo early reported
ind passed by the house. Some of the Ne
braska delegation think the bill will become
a law before the end of the present month.
They arc enthusiastic over the rapid manner
.n . which" it wus pushed through the senate
and the favor with which it has been received
. > y the house committee. So far no objection
lias been raised to it anywhere.
NKIIIIASKA'S STATESMEN CONTKI1IUTE.
The Nebraska delegation in congress will
send a contribution for the teachers in their
state who have suffered by the recent bliz
zards and severe weather. Senators Paddock
and Mundcrson and Representatives Mc-
Shanc , Dorsey nnd Laird will put their con-
.dilutions together and let them go out in a
ump. They are all sympathi/ers with the
infortunates who have braved the storms of
snow , ice and death to do their duty , and in-
, end doing what they can to show their syni-
iathy in a substantial way.
ItnUIISO MONOPOLIES GET A BLACK EYfi.
A very adroit fight was made in committee
a week ago and before the house to-day in
behalf of the corporations involved against
the investigation of the labor troubles In
connection witli the Heading railroad strikes ,
which have almost caused an anthracite coal
'amino and which have clogced commerce in
central Pennsylvania. When the resolution
reported from the committee on commerce
was called up to-day there was a flood of
iimendmcnts offered tending to restrict the
proposed investigation and make it u nullity.
The resolution , requested the inter-state com
merce commission to investigate the Heading
strikes , which would , like most things done
by the commission , bo a farce. Hut the house
took the Tiattcr in its own hands and passed
n substitute offered by Anderson , of Kansas ,
which creates n special committee of live
members of the house with power to employ
: i stenographer , send for persons and papers ,
ind conduct un investigation wherever
Jeemed proper nnd rci > ort to congress by
bill or otherwise. The resolution was
amended to include the strikes of the
miners and all involved in the
Heading railroad troubles , as it is claimed
that the mines are the property of the rail
road companies and the strikes but n lockout
to break up organized labor. A number of
members had the hardihood to say that the
corporations affected by the strikes desired
an investigation. There is a good opportu
nity presented now to expose the depths to
which monopolistic corporations will go to
throttle labor , but I have no faith that good
results will follow , as the monopolies almost
invariably get the best of a congressional in
vestigation. The debate on the matter was
very interesting and the most lively of any
proceeding the house has yet taken. The
real friends of the strikers say they intend
to make it hot for.tho corporations.
CIUI'TEH TWO OF IIIE IMMOSS BGANIUI , .
It is reported to-night that for some weeks
communications have been passing between
Prof. Emmons , ono of the prominent of
ficials in thoj'oological survey , and his wife ,
whereby they are to be reunited. It will bo
remembered that some months ago there
were sensational suits In the courts between
the professor and Mrs. Einmons , and they
attracted a great-deal of attention , not only
hero but in New York , where both parties
are well known. Prof. Einmons bad Mrs.
Emmons placed in an insane asylum once or
twice , and she , upon her own motion , de
manded a luimticoiiuiuiroudo , which brought
out many sensational domestic revelations
and resulted in her being declared of sound
mind. Thoprofessorthen sued Mrs. Emmons ,
who is possessed of considerable property ,
for the expenses of the Inquiry , which re
sulted in a judgment against her. She then
left the professor and declared that she
would never live with him. The local news
papers were filled with Einmons matter for
months , and the smoke from the domestic
battle has only cleared away when news
comes that they are about to appear on the
surface again. Prof. Emmons Is a noted
geologist , known throughout the west and
northwest , and has many acquaintances in
DAKOTA'S STATEIIOOIJ AFFAIIIS.
Delegate Glfford and the Rev. Mr. Myers ,
of Huron , were heard to-day before the
house committee on territories in favor of
the bill to divide Dakota , admit the southern
half to statehood under the name of South
Dakota and make a territory of the northern
haif to bo named Dakota. They made strong
arguments , but of course could not affect the
majority , who are pledged for political rea
sons to keep Dakota out of statehood till she
Is willing to como in as a whole. Mr. Meyers
succeeded in making Chairman Springer
acknowledge that his object in taking the po
sition ho occupies against Dakota was polit
ical , and then ho proceeded to dress him
down in n way that was thoroughly enjoyable
to all piesent. Ex-Delegate Pcttigrew , of
Sioux Falls , was present and intended to
muko an argument in support of division ami
statehood , but ho did not deem it necessary ,
IT.TTIGKKW ON TUB SIOl'X III LI. .
Mr. Pettigrew called at the Hni : bureau to
night and said that the bill opening the Sioux
reservation to settlement was in excellent
condition. The house committee on Indian
affairs have agreed to report it to the house
on Friday , and it will provide for an absolute -
lute opening to settlement of the reservation
without any tieaty with the Indians , Mr.
Pettigrew thinks that the bill will bo acted
ujion in the house before the tariff comes up
for discussion , which will be some time dur
ing the latter part of February. The senate
committee on Indian affairs has agreed to re
port the bill with unanimous recommenda
tions , but it Jitters from the ono which the
house will report In that it provides that the
treaty must bo ratified by three-fourths of
the Indians on the reservation. Should the
house act upon its bill before the senate takes
tip the ono which the committee will report ,
Mr. Pettigrew thinks that the house bill will
bo substituted in the senate , and that there
will bo no delay about the opening of the res
xcnntsKA rosTAi. M vrrnus.
Special mull service has been established to
Scandinavia , Hurlan county , from Hugun , to
commence on the 20th lust.
After the ISth inst. special service to the
fnllowiner points will bo discontinued : Day-
kin , JelTorson county ; Milllgan , Fillmore
county ; Hurrcss , Fillirjrro c unty.
The site of the postomeo ut Wilson , Colfax
county , has been moved six miles northeast.
Stai-borvico will be discontinued after the
ISth inst. as follows : Full-Held to Spring
Hunch , Kingston to Ayer , Holdrego to Alma.
Changes in the star mall service have been
ordcicd as follows :
Hoseland to Juniata From February 20
omit Hoseland and begin ut , Hazel Dell , de
creasing distance 4J.f miles.
Mlndcn toyb.i From February 20 omit
service- from Mindcn to Norman , 9.7 mdes.
Leigh to Schuylcr From January ill , for
change of site of Leigh , Increase of distance
5-10 of a mile.
Railroad service established : Palmer ,
N.ib , via dishing ( Jreclcy ami Ord to Uur-
well , Neb' , , Hurlingtou & Missouri River
ruilroUl company In Nebraska , sixty-nine
uitlcb ? .vJL bu'.k six times n v/ccli , or us
oftcncr ns trains may run , from February 20.
Slrwood , Neb. , via Oble , Hrainard , Dwight ,
Hoe , Seward , Heaver Crossing , Indian Creek
nnd Exeter , to Geneva , Neb. . Fremont , Elkhorn -
horn & Missouri Valley railroad , seventy-
seven miles and back , six times a week , or as
much oftencr as trains may run , from Feb
, I'EIISOXAI. MENTIONS.
This evening's Critic has this : "James W.
Colley of the Clarendon hotel , after a six
months freeze in Omaha , has returned to
Washington to thaw out. Ho is of the
opinion that a blizzard between each meal
has u tendency to warp u man's enthusi
W. E. Annln was among the thirty mem
bers of the Princeton alumni that met at
Wclckcr's last night and had n banquet and
enjoyed speeches and college songs. Sena
tors Gray and Colqultt were among the dis
tinguished members present.
_ Pcititv S. HEATU ,
Nebraska nnd Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. [ Special Telegram
to the HEE. ] The following pensions were
granted Ncbruskans to-day : Increase James
Hecbc , Silver Creek ; James M , C. Nelson ,
Chester ; Thomas J. Wlnton , Shlekley. Mexi
can Avar Julia S. , widow of David G. Mo-
Culloclc , Falrbury.
Pensions granted lotvans : John , father of
Alexander Edlnger , Marysville ; Phcbo ,
mother of Robert D. Moody , Lelghton ; Han
nah , mother of William L. Hamilton , Hay-
iird. Mexican war Hirnm Hoyt , Steamboat
Jock ; William Hasson , Vanburcn ; Pliincas
lasc , Stlllwater. Original William A.
itonfburncr , Afton ; John S. Holtz , Ira ;
Smunuel Smith , Walnut ; Hart well M. Fitz
gerald , Corydon. Navy Arthur Whinery ,
Union ; Andrew Sclson , ( deceased ) , Hope-
ville ; James H. Douglass , Oxford ;
William A. ICnncs. Prairie City ; David W.
Green , Portsmouth ; Louis T. Genung , Has
tings ; Amriuh Nellis. Hoono ; James E. Reed ,
Pulaskl. Increase Noah French , Desoto ;
Andrew M. Underbill , Reinbeck ; John Os-
borne , Greenfield ; James F. Hrown , Rolf ;
Eston McClintock , Monroe ; James S. Hurd ,
Jackson ; George S. Spencer , Steamboat
Hock ; James H. Ruble , Leon ; Herman
Slick , Garner ; Miles V. Hayes , Rhodes ;
George W. Fox , West Union ; William Hnu-
mcistor , New Hampton ; George W. Martin ,
East DCS Moincs ; Calvin F. Jones , Nashua ;
William H. Todd , Van Wort ; David M.Tripp ,
Wadena ; Charles L. Harris , Algona. Ru-
'ssuo Benjamin J. Archibald , Glcndalo ;
Alexander Moore , McGregor. Reissue and
Increase George P. Franger , Hrush Creek.
CoiitlrinatioiiH and Nominations.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. The senate has con
firmed the following ! Receivers of publie
nonoys F. S. Demcrs , Fargo , Dak. ; A. H.
iiirdo , Niournru , Neb. Register of land
offices G. W. CarrinRton , Ashland , Wis. ;
"lenry Cornelius , Meuasha , Wis. ; W. M.
Jlandlng , St. Croix falls , Wis. ; J. R. White-
side , Dcadwood , Dak. ; John Madals , Sidney ,
Nob. Postmasters Frank Abt. Lead City ,
Dak. ; L. J. Fulton , Cussotton , Dak.
Nominations : Postmasters Dennis
O'Brien , Marion , la. ; M. E. Lennon , Hurley ,
Against the Anderson Itill.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. The minority of the
committee on postofllcos and poastroads to-day
filed the minority report on Anderson's bill
: o require the Pacific railroad companies to
afford equal facilities to all telegraph com
panies in the transmission of telegraph busl-
icss. While it expresses sympathy with the
majority to prevent discrimination by any of
ho subsidized land grant roads , it believes
hat the legislation proposed would not bo
wise , if it were competent , and that the bill
with its amendments Is unconstitutional as
seeking to Interfere wlfc vested rights.
The Telephone Petition Argued.
WASHINGTON , Feb. L Hearing upon the
petition of J. W. McDonough , for reopening
the ease in which Alexander Graham Hell
was granted a patent for the speaking telephone -
phone , was begun to-day before the com
missioner of patents. The case has been be
fore the department about a year and a half
and involves the question of the priority of
the invention of the speaking telephone.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. It is stated at the
white house and at the state department that
there is no truth whatever in the report that
ho president has sent u message to the sen-
ute in regard to the Canadian fisheries trans
mitting a draft of the treaty.
National Capital Notes. '
WASHING TON , Feb. 1. The president to-day
approved the act authorizing the construction
of a railroad , wagon and foot passenger
bridge across the Mississippi river near Bur
lington , In.
SUGAR COATED 11OBUEKS.
The Sugar Trust Highwaymen HoldIng -
Ing : up the Country.
NEW YOIIK , Feb. 1. [ Special Telegram to
the BiiE.l The sugar trust has uecomo the
only bidder for raw sugar and has been en
abled to fix its own price considerably under
the ordinary market value. A few days ago
the trust bought a cargo of Manila sugar at
a price so far below what should have been
paid that the seller lost $15,000. Recently
there came to Delaware breakwater a vessel
with 11,000 tons of sugar from Demarara ,
South America , and has been anchored there
since. No bid was made by the trust for
the sugar except at a price that would entail
loss upon the owners. Yesterday the captain
ordcrcd'.tlie . vessel to sail to London where
the prices are higher. The government lost
S-AOOO by the cargo not being sold hero.
Wholesale grocers ; have learned that the
trust schemers are about to issue a schedule
of discounts based upon the quantity of
sugar purchased bv ono man or firm. This
proposed schedule is'thut purchasx-rs of less
than 100 barrels shall have a discount of J-j
percent ; more than 100 and less than ' 1,000 ,
barrels , 1 per cent * over 1,000 b'arrcls , 1 }
uer cent. Only a few firms are able to
carry 1,000 barrels of sugar at a time , nnd
the effect of this 'will uo to place small
dealers at the mercy of the trust. A gen
tleman said yesterday that the profits of the
trust are simply enormous. It is estimated
that the profits already realized arc equal to
un annual dividend of 12 per cent on the
nominal capital of the concern , which is un
derstood to bo iO.OOO.OOO. .
Great RchcnieH Hatched in the Imng-
NEW YOUK , Feb. 1. [ Special Telegram to
the HEE.J George Gould was asked Instovo
n ing about a report telegraphed from Wash
ington that day , that Gould , Rothschild , the
duke of Dovonshlro.the duke of Westminster
and others were behind a colossal trust ,
which proposes to ereut five granaries , wurc-
hoses , pork curing establishments and cheese
and butter factories on sites convenient to
Iseveral great lines of railroads leading Into
Chicago. He said ; "My father hasn't been In
England In two months , and I know the re
port to bo untrue. My father doesn't know
any of these dukes. Ho doesn't train with
that set. Ho Is too democratic. " The state-
was that a gigantic trust was to for.vard
wares by way of Baltimore to New York
and steamers starting from the
Statcn Island terminus were to
nnd them In Harro\v-ln-Furnoss , ilio com
pany to bo controlled by duke of Devonshire ,
at Barrow , Abattoirs lor slaughtering cattle
were to bo built , ulsd tanneries preparing the
hides nna factories for making oleomar-
gerino out of the tallow. Young Gould said
his father had nothing to do with any such
schemes , Ho said ho expected his father
home early in March , From the tone of his
father's letters he inferred his father was
homo sick , and expected to bo here early this
month. Ho has been detained at Alexandria
by sickness of young Howard Gould , who
was stricken with typhoid fever while the
Atlanta was cruising through the Mcdltcr-
NO COUNCIL FIRES LIGHTED ,
Both Liberals nnd Conservatives
Neglecting to Caucus.
ABUSED HIM INTO POPULARITY.
Hal four Gaining Strength in England
ns n HcHiilt of Bitter Attacks-
Condition of AfTalrH In Ire
land Foreign News.
No Preliminary Meetings
[ Copi/rfy/it / l&SliuJuintt ( Sitnlun
LONDON , Feb. 1. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEG. ] At this stage
of political affairs the usual meeting of the
party In power is summoned by the prime
minister to receive some hints as to what
they may expect and what will bo expected
from them. Gladstone usually called his
followers together nt the foreign office and
made them tin eloquent speech with which
they were all much delighted. When they
got outside they asked each other what It
meant and not a man of them could ever tell.
It Is a great hit when the conservatives are In
power. Tito meeting place is generally the
Carlcton club where there Is a spacious room
at the door of which vigilant sentinels are
posted to keep out profane intruders. Only
members of parliament are allowed to be
present on these occasions , other members of
the club being temporarily excluded from
, heir smoking room. The proceedings are
strictly private. Yet before they have been
over a couple of hours the evening papers
mblish full reports.
To bo sure no two of these reports agree
.ml it is believed that they bear title relation
: o what has taken place. The reporters col-
ect a few disjointed hints from obliging
members nnd work them up but no harm is
done to anybody.
Now Is the time for the meeting , but the
bugle call docs not sound in the Carleton's
nurblo hall. What is the matter I Does not
the prime minister want to sco his followers ,
or is he afraid of telling them too much oreo
oo littloi Is it deemed the wisest plan to
meet in the house of commons ? Without
saying anything about a programme , it might
not bo very convenient to explain the pro
visions of the local government bill , or even
to raise a discussion over the proposed nlter-
iition In proceedure. Sometimes discontent
settles down if left alone , and increases if
stirred up. When once the government gets
.o work , party discipline may be trusted to
nuke the machine turn smoothly round.
It seems likely , therefore , that no prelimi
nary political meetings will be held this year.
The Gladstonians are not anxious for con
sultation. Their chief will return on Won-
iluy or Tuesday , but ho has no now pro
gramme to reveal. None of the leadlne dis-
sentionists have crept back to the fold. Hard
words on both sides have made the breach
wider than ever. If Mr. Gladstone could
announce that he had devised u scheme of
home rule which Lord Hartington had ac
cepted , there might bo u reunion of the
liberals , whether the Parncllttcs would stand
n with it is quite another matter. The old
liberal party Is Indeed in a sere strait.
Of course people are bantering Sir William
Harcourt on being obliged to sell his furni
ture and give up his house all through going
over to the Parncllitos. An oftlce and f > ,000
ncrcs might perhuira have been paid from a
union government. At any rate , Goschcn
got them. Perhaps that Is why the sharpest
iirrows in Hnrcourt's quiver are always re
served for Goschcn. Anyhow , ono is out in
the cold and the other isn't. What is more ,
several of the late ministry did not look fur-
ward to prolonged exile from office and uro
in a good position to stand it. In old times a
liberal spell of olllco meant at least live
years. Out of that a minister of narrow
private means could save enough to tide him
over a conservative interregnum , but Glad-
tone's last ministry did not last six months.
The salary scarcely paid for court dress and
extra expenses. Now ministers were di-ip-
pointcd ; old ones disgusted. There is not a
chance of a turn of luck at present.
At the beginning of the last session many
men said , "Saulisbury will soon bo out. "
Now the same men shake their heads and
say , "Wo don't sco what is to get him out
this year or next. " Ireland looks for his
overthrow , but wishes cannot break down a
solid majority of 100. Who has gone over to
the other side ? Ono conservative only , and I
> hould not bo surprised to see him
voting with the government again. No more
coercive legislation will bo wanted. Every
body hopes that Mr. Evelyn may return to
his own camp and leave poor Wilfred Blunt
in the lurch.
After all there will bo a hot attack on
Bulfour but he stays up the part of Sir
Charles Coldstream. Speak to his friends
about him and they say ho does not care a
blank. The public rather like a man who
docs not care. They have drawn a fancy
picture of Balfour as a sort of "Billy" Pitt
in Wellington boots. Popular ideals of pub
lic men seldom resemble the originals. Hal-
four must laugh in his sleeve at the
character and retaliation he has suddenly
acquired. Ho lets an act of parliament take
its course and everybody cries out , "How
bold I How very English 1" Policemen fol
low him everywhere. All the unionists de
clare ho Is the greatest man of the ago. Tito
Irish papers and speakers call him "Bloody
Balfour , " but that helps him over here. The
more they abuse him the more popular ho be
They will end by giving him the rever
sion of the premiership , if they pile
the adjectives much higher. Strange that
they cannot see how well they are playing
his game for him. Davitt gave them wise ad
vice : "Attack the policy ; leave the man
alone. " If the nationalists had desired above
all things to make a great man out
of Balfour they could not have
gone n shorter way to work
than they have dono. They crammed all the
winning cauls into his hands. As ho lounge1
along the streets protected by astrong guard ,
followed by adoring eyes , the .hero of the
day , his friends chuckle and once more cal
your attedtlon to the fact that ho does not
care a blank and why should ho ?
A MEMIIEU of PARLIAMENT.
BIO DOINGS IN DUBLIN.
The Cily hi a Furore Over Several
ICopmW 'SS8 liy Jame * Guidon llcnnttt. ]
DUIILIN , Feb. 1. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to the BEE. ] What with a recep
tion to Lord Mayor Sullivan this afternoon
on his release , nnd the arrival of the Marquis
of HIpon and John Morley this ovenlng , this
city has been holiday making to the verge of
popular furore. "Shure , an' wo say another
eclipse , " I heard aspcctatorof the procession
Say un hour ago. The Balfaur moonshine has
been obscured by the body of Irishmen com
ing Uwixt the wind and his nobility. By the
request of the ox-lord mayor no set reception
was given him on his arrival with. Lady Sul-
llvau aud Mr , Plirasoil , the foe to
rotten ships , but cheers followed his
carriage as ho drove to the Northumberland
road and took his place lu the procession. Of
how the lord mayor was released , how depu
tations addressed the distinguished English
men en route , and what they said to-night ,
the agent of the Associated press hero tolls
me he has cabled. Enough hero to say that
never before in the political history
of Dublin not even in the
O'Conncll era have arrangements
for political gathering been on such a grand
scale as to-night and for two days to come.
The procession was principally composed of
trades , excepting the Typographical union ,
which declined participation because the
committee gave Its printing to n non-union
ofllco. With 2,000 torches they took
up position in the places assigned
extending from the corner of Harcourt row
to Mount St. Bride. Tito visitors drove
amid deafening cheers slowly past the proces
sion , who proceeded along Brunswick street ,
crossing O'Connell bridge into O'Connell '
street nnd along the eastern side of Rutlauo
square , at the head of which werotho trades ,
and returned by different routes to their
various places-of meeting. The route was
daz/ling , illuminated by colored lights , and
all Dublin was along the streets , even a few
prowling collegians and saturnine Bulfour-
ites. It was certainly a memorable sight ,
especially in the fact that for the first time
English statesmen gained substantially
In O'Counell's ' cry In the streets
of Dublin , "Repeal the union , "
which , of course , nil Irishmen
really mean when they shout "Homo rule. "
But the enthusiasm to-night was intensified
by the regard for the visitors , Earl Rlpon's
greatly distinguished ancestry , his own
cabinet services , his conversion to Catho
licism and resignation of the head of Free
Masonry , his viccroyulty of India , and his
homo rule devotion , all combining toward
the popular acclaim. Then Mor-
ley's sympathetic Irish secretaryship ,
his scholarship , his authorship and Journal
istic fame , made an additional union of ro-
gard. If ever the phrase "wild Irishman"
was appropriate It was pre-eminently so on
this St. Bridget's day. During his
stay in Dublin Lord Hipon nnd
Mr. St. Quenton , who accompanies
him , will bo the guests of E. D. Gray , M. P. ,
of the Freeman's Journal , at Pembroke
House , and Mr. Morlcy , the guest of Right
Hon. S. Walker , Q C. , at Rutland square ,
where each rested to-night.
To-morrow the first of the public proceed
ings will bo the conferring of the freedom of
the city on them In the central
hall of the municipal building. At
2 o'clock. In the evening will
bo the great meeting nt Lcmsler hall , at
which the chair will bo taken by ox-Lord
Mavor L. D. Sullivan. Ono can imagine
what a tumult of greetings this will make.
Lord Hipon and Mr. Morley will
speak both at the meeting in the
largo hall and nt one annex. Among
other speakers will bo T. S. Walker. Q. C. ,
E. D. Gray , T. M. Healy , N. P. , Rev. Mr.
McCutchcon , Prof. Gallernoth , and Samuel
Pllmsoll. At the meeting at the annex the
chair will bo taken by Alderman Dillon.
On Friday an address of upwards of fifty
from publie ladles will be presented in the
mansion house and a general reply by
guests will bo given. Lord Mayor Sexton
being still 111 , the guests and members of Uio
deputations at luncheon In the round room
will bo represented by his locum tenens , Al
In the evening a conversation will
: ako place in Leinstor hall , which
! s handsomely decorated for the occasion.
A concert will bo given , for which un at-
ractivc programme has been provided. It is
erroneous that a banquet was ever thought
of. The toasts would have been apples of
St. Ilrldgot's Dny.
[ Coni/rfu/it / / JSS9 JiyJiimcsfSiniloH Ilciinctt. ]
LONDON , Feb. 1. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to the Bii : : . ] To-day is the lO.'kl
imnivcrsary of St. Bridget , who shares with
St. Patrick the distinction of exercising the
spiritual patronage of Ireland. Her abbre
viated name of St. Bride is most common in
England. Tito great old church of St. Bride ,
known as having the finest and most artistio
steeple in London , overshadows the Punch
oftlce , and , like St. Paul's in Now York ,
overlooks the newspaper district. A Herald
correspondent , Hearing its musical bell this
morning , entered the church and found
established church service proceeding to the
memory of the saint , The ancient verger
was found communicative nnd offered to
show St. Bride's well near by. The nil- was
too frosty to explore wells and 1 let the well
alone but learned that in the old time pious
little Edward VI. built a house of correction
near it , hence the name Bridewell , which is
now unfortunately associated , popularlywith
the memory of the first Irish nun nnd a pure ,
innocent saint. "And isn't it too bad ,
quoth the verger , "that people speak slight
ingly of Biddies ? "
Ex-Mayor Sullivan ItclcaRcd.
DOIIMN , Fob. 1. Ex-Mayor Sullivan , of
Dublin , was released f i oni Tullamoro prison
to-day , after two months' confinement. A
largo crowd was gathered in front of the
building , nnd greeted him with great enthu-
Sullivan , in a speech after his release from
prison , said ho once desired a greater meas
ure of indepcndenco for Ireland , but now
thought Gladstone's proposals wore a fair
compromise and would nnlto the two nations
in peace and good fellowship. Ho urged the
people to Join tint National league and to
meet secretly if they c-ould not meet openly
Cox GctH One Month.
Dcm.iN , Feb. 1. Tito trial of Cov , member
of parliament , for making a speech inciting
tenants to conspiracy , resulted In a sen
tence of ono month's Imprisonment. The
bench icfuscd to comply with Cox's request
for a longer sentence in order to enable him
to appeal. _
Another Priest Summoned.
DL'IILIN , Feb. 1. Father McKenna , a
priest of Kildysart , has been summoned for
denouncing the resident magistrate of Ennis ,
before whom Cox was tried , as n dog , scoun
drel , blackguard and traitor.
Hipon and Moi-lry In Dublin.
Di-m.iN , Feb. i. Lord Rlpon and John
Morley were escorted from the station to
their hotel to-night by a torch-light proces
sion in which fifty trades were represented.
Young Irish JMurlyi-H.
DUIILIN , Fob. 1. Sixteenyouthsof Dromoro
have been sentenced to un imprisonment of
ono week at hard labor for lighting bonliies
to celebrate the release of O'Brien.
Boycotting O'1'rlon'n Kolloworw.
LONDON , Fob , 1. The committee having in
charge the proposed demonstration In honor
of O'Brien and Sullivan , has been boycotted
by ull owners of largo hulls in London.
Trial ol' DjnnmltiM-H.
LONDON , Feb. 1. Thu trial of Thomas
Callan , formerly of Lowell , Mass. , and Mi
chael Harkins , of Philadelphia , alleged dy
namiters , was began to day at Newgate.
Co.ssTANTi.sori.i : , Fob , 1.--U Is. rcpjrtm
that two moio Russian raids upon Bulgaria
CATTLE RANGE INTERESTS ,
The International Association Isauea
an Urgent Cull.
BETTER ORGANIZATION NEEDED.
What Han Been Lost BCCIIIINO Unit/
of Action Was latching lie-
ncatcd I > l crlmlnntloiiH
Against the Industry.
Urged to Organize.
Dr.NVnu , Colo. , Feb. 1. [ Special Telegram
to the Bui : . ] The officers of the International
Range association to-day Issued the following
call for the next convention :
To the Members of the International Rungo
Association , All State. Territorial and Local
Associations and All Owncis and Others In
terested in tlio Ituiigu Cattle Industry : You
are hereby notified that a special meeting of
the International Hange association will beheld
held In the city of Denver on the 23th day of
March next. Said meeting has been called
upon the authority of the board of directors
who have been influenced by a general ex
pression from cattle growers , advising a meet
ing later In the season , when it Is believed
the weather will bo more favorable to a
The design of this meeting Is to secure a
general assembly of intelligent and thought-
fill men , concerned in range cattle growing ,
for the purpose of deliberating on the condi
tion of business In all its asivcts and formu
lating such mcasmcs for benefiting the in
dustry as may bo suggested by the wisdom
and experience of the men who shall respond
to tills call. Tito oftlcers of the International
Hange association do not cntiMtatn a doubt
that the cattle business embraces enough
men of activity and means , who iccogni/u
the present urgent need of unity to consti
tute un effective and highly beneficial organ
isation. The intention is to bring tills class
of men together , that they may decide , after
cool deliberation , whether the Immense in
terests involved in beef growing can
afford to bo divided into fragments Vhen a
compact organi/utlon is deemed essential to
cverj other business. It is not the design to
here specify particular advantages which
may be hoped for by co-operation , It is
rather dcslied that the live men nt the busi
ness shall decide what is practicable to do.
They will not fail to see the importance of
being fairly dealt witli in national leglslii ]
tion , nor the many advantages to occur from
a better system of local organization. They
have seen the beef industry unjustly discrim
inated against time and again. They have
seen it taxed heavily in the interest of dairy
men , solely because the latter were well or-
guni/.ed and the former were not.
They have seen the hides of their
cattle reduced one-half in value
by a policy which bus operated almost en
tirely for the benefit of foreigners. Addi
tional instances of adverse legislation will
cadily suggest themselves. Cattlemen will
i-ccognl/e the importance of absolute im-
nunity from contagious diseases , which is
tnly to bo secured through effective legislu-
ion. They can sco the advantages which
: nny accrue by some kind of understanding
n forwarding heavy shipments of cattle to
he market so as to avoid the depression in
iriccs which always accompanies u glut in
receipts. Nor will they fail to recognize the
itility of nn association In comparing opin-
ons and experience and securing a more
; eneral knowledge of all details which limy
.ffect the welfare of the business.
The , plan upon which the international
Range association was organized docs not , in
the present condition of local associations ,
piomiBotobe sufficiently effective to meet
the emergencies of the Industry , hence , it is
.lie intention at the coming special meeting
.o introduce an amendment to the constitu
tion by which industrial representation shall
bo substituted for membership through local
bodies. Tito advantages of this method
over the ono which has been tried
'or two years will be so apparent
to all , when the subject is considered , that
Is adoption with unanimity is confidently
ircdicted. It Is believed that in this way a
.mworful and effective organisation can bo
secured and ono which will be able to make
Is influence felt with good results. Every
fissurance can bo given of the niost favorable
totes from the railroads to and from the con
vention. Paiticulars will be furnished later.
Finally , the personal and earnest interest
of all range stock growers is invited to this
subject. Let us rally in force and see if
something sound and tangible cannot be done
in aid of an industry which has seen Its low
est mark and is surely on the eve of brighter
days. R. G. Hiun ,
President International Range association.
J. C. LIIIHV , Secretary.
Ch'vc laml'H Kindness to a Chl\d.
BOSTON , Feb. 1. [ Special Telegram to
the Bin : . ] A little girl residing hero could
not pay for her subscription to a children's
paper but the paper was sent to her regu
larly. In the course of business a list of ar
rearages was put in the hands of nn at
torney , who sent nn appeal to the girl , fright
ening her badly. In desperation she sent the
appeal to President Cleveland , saying ttho
had heard ho was kind to little girls , bub
said if she had made u mistake in writing to
him she hoped ho would not bo cross. In
closing a $ f note in n letter the president
sent it to the pul-iishers in Boston , with a
request that the remainder , for the bill was
less than that , bo put down to the little girl'q
credit for future subscriptions Ho also
wrote the child u very pretty little note.
AVill Ho Hun AM One Houd.
ST. . .Toiisi'ii , Mo , , Feb. 1. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bun. ] Winslow Judson , presi
dent of the St. Joseph , St. Louis and Santa
Fe railway company , issued u general order
to-day stating that his company , having ac
quired the railroad and other property of thaj
St. Joseph nnd St. Louis & St. Joseph & Bantu'
Fo railroad companies , would operate the
same as ono line from and after the data of.
the order. The order is dated February 1.
The Death Hccnrd.
G U.VK-JTON , Tex. , Feb. 1. Cyrus T. Oberly ,
ono of the best known jourmibstH of Texas ,
died suddenly this morning nt Houston , aged
forty. Thu deceased was a younger brother
of Civil Service Commissioner Oborly ,
Niw : YOUK , Feb. 1. Hon. C ! . W. Schtiylcr ,
a descendant of General Phillip Schuylor ,
and a well known politician , died in Ithaca
A Matter oF Form.
Uu-iiiCirv , Dak. , Feb. 1. [ SpcclalTolo-
gram to the BKI : . ] The coroner's inquest in
the Buffalo Gup shooting of Monday was con
cluded to-day. The verdict was that the
cowboys wcro killed by unknown parties' .
All is quiet there. No further steps will bu
A Deadly Blast.
GAI.I.IT/IN , Pa , Feb. I. A terrible ex
plosion of blasting powder In n house on
Portage btreet occurred last night , which In
jured four men , two of whom cannot re
cover , and demolished the dwelling. '
Missing SiMimiMi llrscurd.
Losiio.N , Feb. l.-Nino missing members ot
the now of the French steamer Sue ? , which
founoored ut sea recently , after having bceu
Ina collision , have been rescued.
Thu Statcn Inland Cattle I'Jugitft.
Nuw YOUK , Fob I. Plouro pneumonia prfl
vails among cattle on Statcn Island to un
alarming extent. During the past two wncksi
fifty-three head of rattle ulllictcd with th < i
disea.se huvo beer slaughtered.
A lliMliuilion ul'
PirrsntKQ , Feb. 1The 1 general tcduo-
tion of 10 per ceet hi wages of 10,000 em
ploycs in the Cambria Iron company at
Johnstown , I'u , ordeicdsomu lltno aio ,
into effect to day.
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