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Men Jump From a Burning Building
and Are Dashed to Death'
Six of the Employes Killed 'Outright
nnd a Number of Others Mor
tally Injured lilst of
the Victims.
Crushed to Kucapo Cremation.
SpniNnpiRM ) , Mass.March 7. The new
office of tbo Evening Union was burned out
this afternoon nnd the-blaze was ; attended
with the ,01081 * sickening horror ever wit
nessed in this city , six of the employes meet
ing n terrible death , most of them Jumping
from the fifth story and being crushed into u
shapeless mass below. Six others were badly
injured. Fire was first discovered In the
mailing room , nnd clouds of smoke wore
pouring out'of the lower story windows be
fore the fifty souls on.tho upper fioor we're
aware of th'elr danger ! The flames shot up
* the elevator in the rear , cutting off escape
by the stairway , and most of the em
ployes who. escaped found their way
to the' ground by way of tho. roof
in the rear. .Tho unfortunates who
crowded into the editorial rooms met n horrible
rible fate. They wore cut'off from escape in
the rear , and had to face thohorrlbloalterna- *
tlvo of burning to death or jumping .to the
sidewalk below and frightful mutilation.
The fire department responded promptly , but
It seemed an ago before it reached tbo windows
dews on the fifth story. A ladder was put to
the fourth storv , and the sight of rescue so
near scorned to madden the suffering , group
nLtho two windows , who dropped in succes
sion to the sidewalk below. Six fell In this
way. some of them forced off , 'and some
madly leaping , and the crowd groaned and
turned their heads away as they whirled
through the nlr. The dead nro as follows :
HINUY : I. GOUMHNO ; foreman of the Union
' composing room , burned to death.
. Miss G. THOMPSON , in-oof reader.
Mus. FJiBiiKii'iuK E. FAia.r.r , editorial de
partment , fell from the "window mid was
killed. . ' .
Mn. LAMZON , of Quebec , jumped and was
W. E. HOVKV , of Boston , fell ' to' the side
walk. . . .
Mn. BIIOWN , compositor.
The injured" are : Thomas Donahue , Timothy -
thy Durin , Joseph W. Witty , G. F. Ellsworth'
nnd Thomas Donahue , all compositors. Their
injuries nro likely to prove fatal. -
It is thought that the flro'started-among
the lumber fn a clot-et on the ground floor.
: The only available article for quenching the
I flnlncs In the ofilce was nn old watering can.
There were no force pumps or fire buckets of
nny sort. Joseph Landford was standing on
the sidewalk at' the end of the building fur
thest from the corner when Mrs. Farley fell.
1 Ho .stood his ground nnd reached out his
arms to catcli her. She fell on his neck ,
f throwing him to the ground sensclcts. Mrs.
Farley was killed Instantly. Landford was
soon restored to consciousness and. la not se
riously hurt.
.WASHINGTON , March 7. The ' sciwto to-day
r resumed consideration of 'the urgent dcfl-
' ' cicncy bill. The provision inserted by the
I , bouse requiring the public printer to rigidly
! enforce tho.cishth.our law was stricken out
, ' . * yens 3' ' , nays 20. ' t
t . 'Mr. Payne .offered amendments nppropridt-
| ing JCO000 ; for the pay of assistant custodians
4 . nnd Janitors of public buildings all over the
k country for the current fiscal year. This led-
U to n general tllsciipsion upon the subject nf
l | ' public buildings Plumb referring 'especially
l > to the library building in Washington , aliout
I ) which debate-was had last week. After
If some animated discussion a'vote Was taken
l ! on Payne's amendment and it was not agreed
| [ to yeas 21 , nays 24.
I' On motion of Parfdoolr , the pension bill
K -went over till tb-morrdw. Adjourned. .
I- House.
I ' WASHIXOTON , March 7. Thd .committee
I ' on I'uciflo railroads reported favorably the' '
I bill extending the time for payment of'tho
m government debt by subsidized roads comprised -
' ' prised within the Union Pacific system ;
I House calendar.
' A resolution was adopted calling on the prcs-
Idcnt for correspondence between our gpvern-
B mcnt and the goycrnnlcnts of Great Britain
I nnd Venezuela in regard to the boundary dis-
piito between the two last named nations.
. The bill was reported from the committee
on Invalid pensions for pensioning prisoners
of war. Committee of the wholo.
In consideration of the morning hour the
house went into committee of the whole on
on public measures , nnd In discussing the bill
for the erect ion of n public building , at Sc-
dalla , Mo.'at an ultimate cost of (50,000 ,
Bland took occasion to inveigh agalnstprotect-
Ivo tariff and against the extravagant system
the house had inaugurated in passing such
measures. The bill was agreed to , reported
to the house , and passed.
The house again went into committee of
the whole und considered the bill to divide
the great Sioux Indian reservation into sep
arate smaller reservations. Some dUcussUm
arose over the provision granting to the Chicago
cage , Milwaukee & St. Paul , and Dakota
Central railroads the right of way through
the reservation , and on motion of Ilolman nn
amendment was adopted providing that un
less the roads shall bo constructed within
three years all lands granted for station pur
poses mid right of way shall revert to the
government. The committea arose , the bill
passed nnd the house adjourned.
Army Orders.
WASHINGTON , March 7. [ Special Telegram
to the Bun. ] Captain George M. Downey ,
Twenty-first infantry , and Captain D.ivid H.
Kollon , Tenth Infantry , are retired from
active service , having been found incapa
citated for duty by disability incident to the
The order directing the transfer of Captain
J. B. Campbell and Captain J. P. Story ,
Fourth nrtilery , is revoked.
The following transfers in the Fourth ar
tillery are ordered : from battery H to bat
tery I , Flitit Lieutenants Udbert Craig nnd
Albert S. Cummins , nnd Second Lieutenant
George F. Landers ; from battery I to battery
H , First Lieutenants L. H. Walker and
3 Frederick S. Strong , nnd Second Lieutenants
Stephen M. Foote nnd John W. C. Brooks.
General order N'o. it ! , Issued March 5 by
the adjutant general directs that an Inventory
bo immediately taken at each military post of
all books which may heretofore have been re
ceived from the adjutant general , ami a re
turn made to the assistant adjutant general
ot the department. A similar return IK also
to bo nindo seml-annually. Qfllccro of the Inspector
specter general's departments will , at the an
nual Inspection of ouch post , verify the books
on Hand with the returns , and condemn and
destroy such ns inrty bo found .unservleabto.
DSccretury Endlcott Is still in Salem , Mass. ,
having been called to the bed-side of his
fattier , who is dying. The secretary of war
is his oldest son.
Nebraska anil Iowa-Pensions.
WASHINGTON , March"Special [ Telegram
to the BEU. ] Tha following pensions for
Nobraskuns were issued to-day ; Original ,
invalid Frances S. Gurnea , Pawnee 'City ;
Charles Lockwood , Mllferd. Increase- Wil
liam Slmdle , Valentino ; Christopher B.
Miller , Gould : Harry F. Mills , Nebraska
City ; John Barnd , Kearney. Kelbsuo Jehu
H. Whlltshlro , Nonpareil.
Pensions < ; ranted , lowans : . Original inva
lid Hiram. Muckey , Cromwell ; Amos P.
Smith. Hoyden ; Joseph Bubb , . Montczuma ;
Francis M. Vougkt , Ccnterville ! Peter Bow-
jjrd , Luddsdale , Increase John C. Ball ,
i i
Columbus Junction ; David C. Wilson. Manson -
son ; William O'Hourke. ' Clerniont ; Jacob
Wright , Oakland Mills ; Kll Brown , Laporto
City , Islah Nation St. Charles.James ; B.
Sivens. Leon. Heissue Eldon J. Harts
horn , Kmmettsburg ; John B. Bollis , Manila-
Ha. Kelssuo and Increase John M. Barnctt ,
DCS Moincs. Original , widows , etc David ,
father of John B. Warner , Guthrie Center.
Mexican survivors John H.Conger , Oska-
loosa ; Holden T. Vaughan , Vallsca.
The'Iiitcrnnt tonal Eiposltfon.
WASHINGTON , March 7. The Joint resoln-
tlon passed by the house accepting the In
vitation to take part in the International ex
position pt Paris iu'lSSO , was reported favor
ably , with amendments from the scnato com
mittee on foreign relations. ' The committee
struck from the resolution the provision di
recting the coriimlssloner of agriculture to
secure. If possible , as a part of the exposi
tion , competitive Inspection of pork products
of the United States'and Euroi > b. It'also
eliminated the provision authorizing the com
missioner ito prepare for distribu
tion at the exposition a statement
printed in Fngllsh , French and Germah de
scriptive of swine raising in the United States ,
together with such Information as he may
possess ns to the relative wholesomencss of
p ork ruiu'd here nnd In olher countries.
The appropriation to defray expenses of
representation at the exposition Is increased
from $200,000 to $300,000. The clause author
izing the president to assign one or more of
the public vessels to transport to nnd from
France free of cost such articles .us may bo
offered for exhibition'by the citizens of the
United Status is stricken out , as is also the
provision authorising the appointment of nn
honorary commtesioiler from each of the
states. , "m
The Mills Tariff Bill.
WASHINGTON' ) March' ? ' . In the ways and
moans committee this morning , after ineffec
tual efforts on the part of the republican'
members to secure r. hearing to manufactur
ers and others on the effects of the Mills tar
iff bill , a resolution by Breckenrldgo allow
ing communications to be tiled , but refusing
oral hearings , was adopted by a party
vote. The republican * members expressed
their opposition to. it. The corn-
initteo then' adjourned , subject to
call of the -chairman. A conference of
democratic members was held after adjourn
ment , at which' It was resolved to proceed
with consideration of the tariff revenue'bill
In 'committed wlien certain Informa
tion mainly tables showing the present and
prospective'tariff receipts received
from the printer. It is understood ! this wlli
bo ready In a day or two , and a iheeting of
the committee will 'probably bo called for
Friday or Saturday.
Po.stal Telegraphy.
WASHINGTON , Mat eh 7.The1 house com
mittee on commerce , " by u'vbto'of .7 to fl , Jias
authorized a favorable report on Haynor's
bill for a system of postal _ telegraphy. Tljo
bill appropriates $3,000,000 and places general
supervision under a fourth assistant postmas
ter general. 'The work of establishing lines
will'bo done under the direction of the secre
tary of war. The .tariff for twenty-word
telegrams Is 10cents , for . " > 00 miles or less ;
20 cents for fiOO to l.OOOmilcsj proportionately
increased rates for longer distances. Postal
money orders by telegraph at existing rates
plus telegraph tolls. The report which willac-
co'mpany the bill tisserts that the service will
bo sell-sustaining , defends tlio government's
right to build and operate telegraph lines ,
nnd'states public opinion ) good faith and jus- not require the government to-pur
chase the property and franchises of the
Western Union.
American Pork. . .
WASHINGTON , March 7. In response to
Senator Ciillom's resolution of inquiry the
president to-day sent tp the senate a' Jctter
from Iho' secretary of state .giving the history
of the prohibition by France of the impprta-
tlo'n of American pork. The department
knows of no ground to expect that the decree
will bo TO voiced at nn curly date. SInce Au
gust , 1880 , it has been , from time to time , the
subject of earnest diplomatic-representations
and protests to Fraucp.
The New. ChineAo Treaty.
.WASHINGTON , March- . The subcommittee
tee of the house eommittco.ori _ foreign , affair :
agreed to "report n'bill to-g'lvo effe'ct to the
new Chinese treaty , which will bo submitted
by the president In a few days.
A Well Jlcucrvttl Snub. , .
NEW YOHIC , 'March 7.-rfSpCcial Telegram
to tho' Bnn.j A delegation representing the
Ancient Order of Hibernians called upon
Mayor Hewitt to ask him to review the parade
ado on St. Patrick's day. The spokesman ii
opening , referred to the number of demo
crutic votes cast by the Irish and particularlj
by members of Ills society. "Now , let us un
dcrstand each other , " said Mr. Hewitt. "I
urn mayor of this city , and you asit mo to
leave my duties to review your parade , and
you speak .llrst of the vote cast by the Irish
nnd by your society. NOW I may bo n candi
date . for mayor next full , or for
president , " ho continued , with n
facetious 'glance around the room ,
"and I may want all the democratic votes 1
can get. Every one knows that the Irisl
vote is strong enough for nny candidate in
this city for which it is cast , but for the pur
pose of getting this vote I shall not go down
to the level of consenting to review nny parade
rado , bo it Irish or Dutch or nny other na
tlonulity. I shall review no parades excepl
these which 1 ntu officially requested , as
mayor , to review. " The committee retired in
great disorder.
The Fisheries Negotiation * .
OTTAWV , Ont. , March 7. Canada's pro
posal for a settlement of the fisheries dispute
on a trade basis , and the American answer
thereto , was laid before parliament to-day bj
the consent of the negotiators. The propo
sition from the British plenipotentiaries wa
to the effect that the llshcrmcii of both conn
tries should have all the privileges enjoyci
during the existence of the fishery articles o
the treaty of Washington , In ccnslderatioi
of a mutual arrangement for freedom of com
merciul intercourse. The American negotiu
tors declined the proposal , because the grca
freedom so proposed would necessitate th
adjustment of the tariff by congressional ac
tion , which adjustment they consider imprac
ticable through the medium of the treaty
under the present circumstances. Nor couli
the Americans admit that such an arrange
ment could bu accepted as constituting
biiituble basis of negotiations.
A Paper Trust Formed.
CHICAGO , March 7. Thirty of the papc
mill owners , members of the Western Pnpe
Manufacturers' association , held n mectin
hero to-day to act upon the proposition of II
E. Mead , of Dayton , O. , to buy the cntlr
annual product 01 all the mills , with the vim
of reducing production and enhancing profits
The preposition was abandoned and nnothe
scheme adopted to lessen the production by
ucloM ! combination or trust , controlled by t
dhectory which will have power to shu
down any or all the mills for a certain time
iho expenses of the combination to bo met bj
assessments and the behests of the director !
to bo enforced liy Hues from the genera
funil. A committee was appointed to prepar
a contract , ete. It Is expected the plan wil
be ratltled'by all the members.
Airt' .t of a Forger.
S * : . ' FK\M'i'C ) , March 7. Michael Fox
alias James FOBS , was arrested hero to-day
and will bo taken to Illinois to answer to th
charge of forgery * It is alleged that Fo
married Mis i Kenton In'Durand , 111. , fiv
years at'u und won after tied , leaving notes
claimed to bo forgeries , for 5,000. lie cutm
to California , and since arriving here ha
married another woman. It Is thought th
charge of bigamy will also .bo made ugains
A Balil-ltnohueron Trial.
ST. LOUIS , March T. The trial of Dav
Walker , chiefof the Dald-Knobbcrs , was re
sumed at Ozark , Mo. ' , yesterday.
A Prominent. St. Joseph Doctor Tnkcs
Morphine and Is Dying. .
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Mn'rch 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE. ] Dr.J. , A. Gore , for years
a prominent physician ot .this city , has been
given up by the doctors , and is expected to
die within a few hours from the effects of a
dose of morphine taken with suicidal Intent
at a Into hour lust nlnght. .Lnto yesterday'
afternoon ho wrote his wife a letter telling
her that ho Intended to suicide , nnd that ho
would never see her again. Ho remained at
his office last night , nnd the fact that ho 'had
taken the morphine-.was not discovered ,
until this afternoon. No reason can. bd as
signed for the deed. Dr. Gore was sixty-four
years of age , and had a "largo practice here.
Ho was well known throughout Northwest
.Ati Electric Hallway for St. Joe.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , March 7. [ Special Tolo-
j'ranr to the BEE. ] A. Stclnnchcr , superin
tendent of the Union street railway company ,
returned from -New York last night , where
lie closed a contract with the Sprnguo motor
company for building an electric road from
New Elm park In north S.t. Joseph to the
market square. The road , will bo built by
May 15. It will bo necessary to build a new
track the entire distance and the Iron has
been ordered from 'Georgetown , Pn. , and Is
now on the way. The main conductor will
t > o a Wire of silicon bronze instead of the cop
per wire formerly used.
A Cable Hallway , 100.
Sir. JOSEPH , Mo. , March ? . [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] A contract has bccn-lot
for the building of the Watt park cable rail
way , five miles long , In this city , and the
work is to bo finished in seven months , at a
cost of * 735OW , ) . . 'It. E. Convis , of New York
city , is the contractor.
The ChicagoBooillers. .
CHICAGO , March 7. The appellate court
this morning granted Ed. McConnld , the con
victed "boodle'r. " another stay of-proceed
ings until-March 19 on the ground that tbo
supreme court could not take actlpn on his
appeal before thut time. . '
The stale's attorney this morning made a
motion before Judge Shepard that the motion
for a new trial in tl'o cnso of W. J. McGari-
glo , the fugitive "boodlcr , " bo overruled nnd
nn order to.that effect will bo entered during
the day. When McGariglo lied to Canada
this ihotlon'was pending and the result of
to-day's action is that ho may .bo sentenced at
once if ho returns to this country.
Arranging for Finish 1'1/its.
DULUTII , Minn. , March .7. [ Speci Tele
gram to the BEE. ] T. W. Curtis is arranging
two finish fights with small gloves , ono .with
J. Donncr and the other with Black Frank.
Both fights are for $500 a sldb In private. .
A match Is being arranged between Glea-
snirand Myers for apurso of $1,000 this "sum
to bo given equally by Jim Murnanc , . Donald
son and Cardiff. The fight will take place
with skin- gloves somewhere on the St. Puul
& Duluth line and will bo to a finish.
Fornlhst Aiitl-Popcrty.
Nnw YOIIK , March 7. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] The Catholic club met at the
club house onVcst Twenty-seventh street
last night and cxpellc'd LylvcsterL.Malono
because he. presided several days ago at a
meeting of the Anti-Poverty society , ( it the
academy 9f music.'at- which Dr. McGlynn
lectured. Among the members of the club
are Judge Morgan'J. .O'Brieh' ' , Joseph J.
O'Donohue. ox-Mayor Grace , . HenryL. .
Hohnct , John D. Crimmins , Eugene . Kelley
and other" well known , citizens. Mr. Malone
isa graduate Of St. Zavier's. 'college and
Columbia law school and pcuutices .law in
this city. ' * ; '
Cattlts-Tlilevo's Arrested. .
RAPID. CiTr'Dnk. , Mo.rch 7. | Special Tel
egram to- the BEE- " ] Yesterday , warrants
were swo'rn out at Buffalo Gap for the arrest
of six men , | H. P. , C. W. nnd S. P. Oliver
'and Fred Clark and Ilingo Triplett , who..llvo'
in Ouster county , seven miles north of Hot
Springs , on the charge of cattle stealing. It
is charged that the accused _ -have for a long
time been killing beef cattlo'belonging to the
.Thqidley 'cattle company , the Anglo-Amer
ican cattle company and the Zeibolcattle
company. David H. Clark , of this city , man-
nger of the Sheidloy cattle company , caused
the arrests. Tho.evidence against them is
said to be strong.
* '
Wyoming's Now Territorial Ofllccra.
CIIBTEN.NE , Wyo. , March 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The following'nomina
tion were made to-day by Governor Mpon-
light :
L. D. Rlckctts , territorial geologist ; JLouis
Miller , fish commissioner ; H. C. Beckwith ,
William Crawford and Charles Stone , insane
commissioners ; C. G. Epperson , mine inspector
specter ; Gibson Clark , attorney general.
Epperson and Clark wore rejected by the
council. The others wero.confl'tned.
Arrested 1'or Seduction.
Sioux CITY , In. , March 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the UEE. ] Sheriff Jarvis and
deputy from Brcmer county start homo to
night having In charge n young man by the
name of Balcntino who is accused of seduc
tion. Balcntlnc's father is one of the weal
thiest farmers in Bremcr county. It has
been known that ho was in this locality since
lust September but the sheriff was unnblo to
luy hands ou him till to-day.
Gives General Satisfaction.
RAPID CITY , Dak. , March 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The news of the passage
by the house of the bill opening to settlemem
the Sioux Indian reservation was rccelvei
hero with general satisfaction. No greai
demonstration has yet been made. Every
body is more than pleased and feels that a
great step for this section has been taken ,
Nebraska Kntcrprisc. '
LANDEK , Wyo. , March 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Nebraska enterprise is
still to the front in Wyoming. C. Nl Jones
of Alma , Barlan county , Neb. , will probably
build a roller process Hour' mill at Lander
Valley for the bonus offered. A mill of ttfty
to sixty-barrel capacity in operation ninety
days from beginning of erection will receive
a bonus of $3,090 in wheat and cash.
1'lnc-er Mining.
LENDER , Wyo. , March 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BIK. : ] The Swectwator placer
company will organize in u few days will
headquarters at Lander. The company Is lo
cated and will develop this year gold place
mining along the upper Sweotwater for nine
miles ,
A New Pipe Line.
LIMA , O , , March 7. The Standard oil com
pany has commenced the preliminary worl
for the building of uu Immense pipe line fron
this city to Chicago , n distance of over 200
miles , for the purpose of transporting oil
both crude and refined.
Slack Work.
PiTTi nuio : , March 7. Three hundred work
men at the railroad shops of the Pittsburg
Fort Wayne & Chicago railroad company ii
this city were discharged to-day on uccoun
of Inck of work.
PoHtal Changes. ,
WASHINGTON , March3. [ Special Telegram
to tho.H.CE. ] The name-of the postofllco a
Pozen , Howard ' county , was changed to-da >
to Farwell. James A. Thomas was to-da ;
aptointCl | postmaster at Webster , Keokul
county , Iowa , vice Isaac Sender , resigned.
- i
' Hcdticcd the I'rloo of Coal. .
NEW YOIIK , Mncrh " . Six great coat com
panics to-day decided to make a reduction 'e
SO cents per ton in coal and new schedules
have becu made upon thut scils ,
All Brotherhood Men Qivon the Op
tion to Strike.
Many Roads Will.Probably He Affected
Mr. KlmunlljSnys the Union
Pacific Mubt Handle Bur
lington Cars.
Support of the Entire Brotherhood.
CHICAGO , March 7. The full support of the
entire Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
nnd Firemen has been pledged to their mem
bers on'any nnd all roads'throughout'tho
United States who deem it necessary to
strike and formally decide to do sp-ln order1
: o uphold.their brethren on the Chicago , Bur-
Ington & Qulncy. This information wa
> btalnedtbls evening on the * best of author- ,
ty , and was veriilcd through another sourco.
It can also bo stated upon authority that
general meetings of tho. local grievance Com
mittees , of various roads were In ,
each case convened for the purpose of dis
cussing the advisability ofa strike on' that
particular 'road , and if such a radical s.tcp
ivas- not .considered essential the object waste
to decide what measures in lieu .thereof
should be adopted : The sanction of tho'gcn-
oral executive of the brotherhood thus
given in advance to men who strike
on any road was secretly obtained
at conference of the general grievance
committee of the brotherhood hold here Mon
day. It no longer rests with Chiefs Arthur
and Sargent to say that the men on anyroad ,
should they strike , will bo backed up by the
brotherhood as a.wholc. The men on any
single railroad system , or half a dozen sys
tems , have it now absolutely in their power ,
not only to say whether they shall'strike. but
also when they shall striko-with the whole
might ol the brotherhood behind them. . That
the men are not disposed to use with undue ,
baste the weapons in their grasp may bo
partly inferred from the fact thut although
several meetings were held to-day , each
clothed.with complete authority to declare a
strlU'i affecting & vast stretch of territory , no
such declaration had been made up to 'this
evening. At least two meetings of 'the
kind mentioned are known , to have
been held in' this city today.Others are
said to bovo been convened at Hock Island ,
Omaha nnd Kansas City. One. meeting in
Chicago was composed of delegates from'
every brotherhood lodge bavin * members in
the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern
railway. . About thirty delegates were pres
ent. The meeting wa held in McCoy's hotel.
Little Is known of the proceedings beyond a
rumor that the delegates manifested extreme
reluctance to strike except ns a last resort.
Both the Northwestern und St. Paul men will
be again ill session to-.morro'w.
A prominent railroad official said thls'evcn-
lnj ; ? that ho understood the grievance 'com
mittees of several roads will each formulate
an appeal to the general manager of the
company by which they iiro employed , asking
for the intervention of the general ' managers
of the various roads as-n body to , help the
Burlington strike to a settlement. It is
rumored to-night tliat a meeting of the gen
eral manngers entering the city will bo hold
.hero to-morrow or next day to discuss the-sit
uation. Marvin Hughitt , president of the
Chicago & Northwestern company , is crcd-
, itcd with being the leading ' spirit
in the movement to bring about
an intervention by thogeneral - managers
of outside roads. A knowledge of this fact is
hinted to bo one of the causes.of tha rcluot-
nncoof the Chicago & Northwestern .gricV'
auco * committee to-day to adopt a 'hostile
Among the many rumors flying about to
night which could not be hunted down to a
verification or denial was one that the
strikers hud' the inter-state
commerce -commission asking that' body to
take official cognizance of the strilax and that
dispatches had been senttoGovernorOglesby
requesting him formally call the matter , to
the attention of the Illinois state railroad
.commission. , '
Must Handle Burlington Oars.
Thomas L/KImball , assistant vice presi
dent of the Union Pacific railroad , yesterday
evening issued a letter to the employes of the
road In regard to thut road's relation to the
Burlington stride' . . Appended Is the letter In
full , together with citations of thq law and
telegrams of Charles Francis Adams , the
president , and T. J. Potter , the vice presi
dent :
.To Employes of the Union Pacific Hallway
Company : Whatever may huvo been the
liability of this company at common law in
respect to the receipt of freight
from connecting . lines , its present
attitude is fixedand established
under the provisions of the act of congress ,
approved February 4 , 1SS7 , and commonly
known as the intcr-stato commerce law.
Section 0 of that article is as follows :
"That It shall bo unlawful for any common
carrier subject to the provisions of this act to
make or give any undue or unreasonable
preference or advantage to any particular
person , company , firm , corporation or local
ity , or any particular description of traffic in
any respect whatsoever , or to subject any
particular person , company , firm , corporation
or locality , or any particular description of
traffic , 01 nny undue or' unrcasonoblo preju
dice or disadvantage in any respect whatso
ever. "
Under this section this company has no dis
cretion. It is absolutely bound to treat all
connecting lines alike , to receive all freight
tendered to it by them , and to transport , it
over its own lines , without discrimination , In
the ordinary and usual manner. A refusal
on the part of this company to obey the act ol
congress by accepting freight tendered to it
by the Burlington system would subject it :
1 , to a forfeiture of its charter in case the
government saw lit to prosecute it for the
same : - , to a criminal action against the cor
poration , or any of its officers , participating
aiding , assisting , or acquiescing In
such action ; U , to n suit for
damages from the Burlington road ; nnd
fourth , to a suit for damages by every in
dividual shipper of any class or species of
freight shipped over the Burlington to a
point either upon or tieyond our lino. From
this situation there is absolutely no escape.
This company cannot refuse to obey this law ,
either for purposes of its own commercial
advantage , or out of any desire to aid any
particular body of men in a contest between
them nnd the Burlington management. The
duty of the company is so clear , the consequences
quences of its failure to obey the law .so
serious , that it docs not seem as if any person
or organization could ask it so to do.
If , therefore , it is demanded of this com
pany that it shall violate and defy the law ol
the United States , that its oflleers shall so
net us to become criminals subject to prose
cution and punishment , that it shall incur a
forfeiture of its charter and submit Itself to
ruinous litigation , it must unhesitatingly de
cline so to do. Its position is one of strict
neutrality. Should the Burlington company
ask it to discharge all brotherhood engineers ,
und not to permit its engines tc
be run bv them , it would bo
nn unwarrantable interference will
the management of this company , and wouli
be promptly declined. Upon the same ground ,
iind for reasons which leave the company nc
alternative , it is Imiwsslblo for it to comply
with nny request which may bo made of it
on the | art of the brotherhood , that compels
it to disobey the law of the laud.
If , for the purpose of punishing- roac
against which It complains , the brothcrhooi
rinds it necessary to p.irulyzo the operations
of a system against which It has no griov
nnee , by submitting to it the alternative o ;
rither defying the statutes of the Unitec
States or being left without nny engineers to
operate its line , it must submit of course to
the inevitable ; but in so , submitting it sug
pests to Its employes (1ml no organization cm
retain the sympathy of the American people
which demands from nn unoffending railwuj
company a violation of existing law , am
Which proposes as the. only ulternatlvo the
absolute destruction of its prosperity. Wo
submit la the utmost' spirit of tricmUblp tUat
such action must necessarily arouse the hos-
Illty of the whole general nubile. While this
ompany hopes and believes that Its locomo-
Ive engineers and firemen , who'admlt that it
ms.treutcd them with fairness , Justice nnd
consideration , will not In A great degree In
ure It financially because' it feels com
piled to obey the law , yet In view
if tio. ) fact that such a possibility has
been suggested , wo feel it our duty to advise
our employes fully of the whole measure of
responsibility which they assume under the
aw if they snail combine In a refusal ( o do
hat which the congress of the United States
declares that every employe of n railroad
company must do. Wo call thelrfore attention
: o section 10 of the Inter-state commerce act ,
which reads as follows : *
"That nny common carrier subject to 'tho
provisions of this act , or , whenever such
common carrier is a corporation , any director
or officer thereof , or any receiver , trustee ,
lessee , agent , or person acting for , or em
ployed by such coriwratlon , who , alone or
with nny other corporation , company , person ,
or party , shall willfully do or cause to bo
done or shall willfully suffer or permit to bo
done any act , matter or thing In this net pro-
litbltcd or declared to bo unlawful , or who
shall-ald or abet therein , or shall \vlllfnlly
omit or fall to do any act , matter or thing so
directed or required by this act to bo done ,
not to bo so done , or shall aid or abet any
such onusslon.or failure , or shall be guilty of
my infraction of this act or shall aid or abet
therc'ln , shall bo deemed guilty of n misdemeanor
meaner , and shall upon conviction thereof In
any district court of the United States
within the Jurisdiction 'of which such offense
was committed , bo subject'to a line of not.
to exceed five thousand dollars for each of
fense. "
Under this section there con bo .no cdoubt
that ever officer and employe of n railway
corporation from the highest to the lowest
who refuses -receive freight from a con
necting line , who aids or abets anv other per
son in-so refusing , or who suffers or permits
any such refusal , commits a crime ngatnst
the United States and is subject to nrrqst ,
conviction and punishment therfor as above
setfc-rth. . . .
There can bo no escape from the full
measure.of responsibility and liability under
this section of.tho law of 'congress. While
this company might not bo disposed , ns
against any of its employes , to commence a
criminal prosecution , yet such prosecution
might bo begun either by the officer's of the
United States or by any shipper , consignee ,
officer or agent , of the line whoso freight
they-refused to receive and handle.
Our duty to our employes is not fully per
formed unless wocall their attention to
another statute of the United- States , under
which n prosecution could certainly bo com
menced and' successfully carried through :
Section 5440 of the revised statutes of the
United States is as follows :
"If two or moro persons conspire cither to
commit any offence against the United States
or to'defraud the United States in nny man
ner , or for any purpose , and one or more of
such parties do any act to effect the object of
the conspiracy , all tho-parties to such con
spiracy shall be liable to a penalty of not less
than $1,000 and not more than $10,000 , ' and to
imprisonment not moro than two years. "
. Under this section nnd the decisions of the
courts of the United Statcs-any two or moro
persons who agree , combine or confederate
together to violate any law of the United
Stutbs , may , bo prosecuted , and Upon con
viction must bo punished by both flue and im
prisonment. It'has been suggested , and wo
are informed , advised by counsel for the '
brotherhood that an engineer or employe o'f a
railway company could escape the penalty
Imposed under section 10 of the Inter state
commerce act , by unconditionally leaving tbo
service of the company , and thereby ceasing
to bo an employe against whom the language
of the section is directed. Even if that posi
tion is correct the refusal on the part of ehi-
ployes of the Union Pacific railway company to
rpcolve freight from the Burlington could
only bo successfully maintained by the whole
locomotiTo force of the road leaving its. em
ploy. This is . something entirely different
from nn'd beyond the ordinary action of a
strike ; for n body of men in the'employ of a
corporation to strike means that they tern- ,
porurlly refrain from the performance ot
duty. To leave its service in' the manner ,
suggested Is-to sever all connection with the
corporation and to place themselves In'the ut-
titudo of moro outsiders , having no possible
claim of consideration from 'tho corporation
or its officers ; nnd being no mare entitled to
re-employincnt .than any . .other competent
men whoso services can bo secured. But ,
.supposing that the penalty of section 10 may
be escaped by the employes of a corporation
severing their connection with it , yet U is
perfect ! } ' cleat that in taking such , concerted
action for the purpose of preventing a com
pliance with the law of the United States ,
which requires a receive and ac
cept freight of all comiectiug.llnes alike , they
n > -o clearly guilty of n conspiracy under sec
tion 5440 nsiibovo quoted , and subject to pros
ecution , and punishment in the courts of the
United States therefor.
Wo therefore submit that the .locomotive
engineers of this company have no grievance
of any kind against it ; that our relations
with them nro of the most friendly possible
character ; that wo feel our interests are in a
great measure identical ; that wo
have recognized the hitherto con
servative and reputablo'charucter of the or
ganization to which they generally belong ;
and wo believe , as wo know its members in
our employ to bo fair-minded , law-abiding
citizens , that they cannot advisedly enter
upon any course of action which will compel
this company cither to violatO'tho law of the
land or upon its refusal so to do to bring
upon it great losses , if not irretrievable dis
aster , and which will at the same time sub
ject every man Joining or engaged in the ex
ecution of such a scheme to criminal prose
cution nnd punishment under the laws of the
United States.
The position of the Union Pacific In this
matter is clearly and unequivocally stated in
the following dispatches from the highest of
ficial authority of the corporation :
BOSTON , Mass. , March 5. T. L. Kimball ,
Omaha Neb. : Have received your telecram
stating Arthur's orders to our enp'n-'i- ' > In
regard to interchange truffle witi > ihe ijur-
Hngton. The Union Pacific Is operated
under a United States charter , and the pro
visions of the inter-state commerce act
are clear and specific. Wo cannot lay
ourselves open to ho penalties of the
act and the possibility of a forfeiture of our
charter by refusing to interchange business
with all connecting lines in the usual way.
Point this out to our men , und show them
thut it would bo no more illegal for them to
call upon us to burn the Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy freight house or murder Its olllcinls
than to make the present demand. Our posi
tion is ono of neutrality. If the Chicago ,
Burlington & Qulnny , because it is engaged in
n contest with the brotherhood , were to call
on us , and under penalty of the loss of their
traffic , to dismiss every brotherhood en
gineer in our service , the proposition would
be denounced by the brotherhood as a high
handed outrage , condemned by public opin
ion , and at once rejected by UH. Yet
Arthur demands exactly the converse
of this when ho culls on us to
violate the law by refusing to Inter
change truffle with the Chicago , Burlington &
Qulncy , and so to compel us to take sides with
the brotherhood against a connecting Hue.
Our men cannot bo so unreasonable us to take
this position if the case is fairly put before
them. They will recognize that the sauce for
the Burlington goose must bo the suuco for the
brotherhood gander. Be in this matter very
considerate to the men , but absolutely firm.
WASIIIXCTOX , March 5. T , L. Kimball ,
Omuha , . Neb. : The law docs not allow us to
refuse to handle passenger nnd freight traffic
in our usual manner ns a common carrier.
You arc on the ground and should bo gov
erned by the above. T. J. PoriEii ,
Vice President.
When the United States government as
sumed , on April 5 last , direct and nctivo
control of Inter-state traftlc , a rudli-al-chungo
was effected in the relation of carriers and
their employes to such traffic , and now duties
und liabilities were Imposed.
It is solely for the information und protec
tion of nur employes in respect to this chnngo
of situation that the forecolug is respectfully
'submitted. THOMAS L. KIMIIAI.I , ,
. Assistant to Vice President.
What .tilo Men Say ;
Two hundred. Jlremqn and engineers ,
'mainly those'from the Union Pucllie railroad
met at the hall on the northwest corner -ol
Douglas and Fourteenth btrceU last , night
These quarters are the rcrular meeting place
Of the brothcr.hood of Union Paelllo firemen' ,
uul lost night was one of their nights for the
transaction of business.
Under the existing circumstances connected
with the strike of the Burlington men , they
lowcver , varied their rights and admitted
ho engineers and firemen of the latter roml
so that n free discussion could bo Indulged In.
several representative engineers nnd firemen
from the Burlington were present , and the
meeting was considered n union one of
engineers nnd firemen under the pledge that
it was n "lovo feast" all around.
The clrculnr'lettcr of Assistant Vice Presl-
lent Kimball , of the Union Pacific railroad ,
was read and was laid to one-side. H excited
but little discussion , and was treated with
very llttlo concern.
. The main topic of discussion was the present - '
ent stains' os the strike : and to a limn itvtiv
resolved to stand firm by the strikers , 'Und-
the principals of the brotherhood. 'fi" $
After the meeting dissolved the flr'rtmcn
went Into' secret session , and tranfta'ctad'
Business' pertaining to their order. If the
: he Kimball letter was considered , It Is only ;
uiown to themselves , as members 'iecn re
fused to answer questions. <
The grievance committed chairman sent td
Dhlcngo to confer with Chiefs Arthur nnd
Sargent hud not returned up to
lust night , nnd stories set afloat
that a meeting was called to henr from them
wore unauthorized. They.-aro not expected
jack for some days , so aBnn reiwrtcr learned
from n gentleman In authority.
Previous Mo the meeting a Bnr reporter
spoke with Union Pacific engineers.- They
md not seen the Kimball letter , and being
told Its Import , one replied :
"Well , the road can't compel us to stnj' on.
) ur engines. If wo feel inclined not to pull
Turlington cars wo can walk ant. and that's
what we'll do. The brotherhood is loyr.l , and
don't let it bo forgotten. " .
The only now feature in the Burlington
strike yesterday was that u f roight .train was
tent to the west last night , the lirst'ono olnco
.lie strike. ' It was a long one , und from the
Tact tbat It was capably manned gave cred
ence to a rumor that uu old engineer had re
turned to duty. This was promptly and
effectively denied. At the passenger depot ,
.ho old remarkj "nothing new , " was heard.
Train ! 1 to the west , -the Kansas .City , train
md the eastern trains were run out last
night nearly pn time.
The Situation In Chicago.
CHICAGO , March" 7. Chiefs Arthur and
Sargent were seen-at noon nnd . told of the
strike on the Burlington & 'Northern and
rumor of pno coming on the Milwaukee & St.
Paul. Both professed to know nothing what-
feverpftho matter. "I. have not had the
slightest intimation such a thing , " said
Arthur. "If the men on these roads are- '
striking , they nro acting on their own re
sponsibility. "
Chief Arthur stated unreservedly tq the
Associated Press representative about nbon
to-day that , to use Arthur's exact words ,
thor.e was "serious danger" that-the strike of
engineer , nnd firemen would now spread
wid.ely. "It is impossible to appease our men , "
tie said , "when tno3f know the railroad com
panies nil over the country ure'givihg aid to
the Burlington. Wo are continually In re
ceipt of telegrams .showing that the coinpn'n-
Ics are rendering this assistance and it is not
in my power'o'r the power of any other , man
to use restraint unless such things are
stopped. " Arthur showed thd following ns n
sample of the communications with which ho.
Is deluded : '
AUHOHA ; 111. , March 7. P. M. Arthur ,
Grand Chief , Chicago : E. Reynoldsenglni
cer , says ho was in the employ of tha New
York-Central nnd was forced to come hero
and- run or consider himself discharged. In
vestigate. ' T. A. BAUIIIUSON.
Another communication was picked up from
a pile by Arthur nnd handed over with
a request thatthrf identity-of the sender
should not bo disclosed. The message , was
from Jackson , Mich. , and said in part : "On
Saturday , March 8 , the following was sent
to all agents of the Michigan Ceutra.1 rqad :
'All engineers wishing to go to Chicago to
Work for the Chicago-Burlington & Qulncy ,
send free. ' " This message was sent ujulor
the character , "No.-iiai" which Is used by no
ono but tire general superintendent or acting
Koncral superintendent.
S"Nowsaid Chief Arthur , "xyhcn you
tow that men have information Jlko that
nnd moro is coming constantly , you can un
derstand the dancer that this strike wijl
spread. It i.s jiot'to b'o expected that they
will subpiitto such proceedings , but will put
n stop to tlicm effectually. "
Alarming reports that another general
meeting of delegations of eng' iind fire
men of-n majority of.tho railroads centering
iu Chicago was to have been held here
this afternoon and that' decision as
to the promulgation' nn order
for a general strike were in circulation until
late , this afternoon. The reports went into
details nnd gave the place of meeting ns
McCoy's hotel. The riimors proved wholly
unfounded. The only basis for the reports
was" the fact that the grievance committee of
each lodge of engineers an'd firemen on the
Chicago .t Northwestern railroad convened
at McCoy's hotel. Instead of 100 or moro
delegates , there Is not to exoocd thirty , and
nil were employes of the Chicago & North
western road.
Strike on the Gulf Inevitable.
KANSAS CITY , March 7. Indications to
night arc that a strike on the Kansas City ,
Fort Scott & Gulf system is inevitable. The
Burlington road notified all roads entering
hero of its readiness to resume all business
as usual , and followed the announcement by
pushing twenty-five freight cars ] from the
Hannibal division into the Gulf yards. The
Gulf road has announced its willingness to
handle the freight , and unless It reconsiders
its determination the men will surely go out.
About five hundred men are employed on the
system as engineers and firemen. Assistant
General Superintendent Fish , of the Bur
lington , declares ho has received
assurances from nearly all roads
that they will accept Burlington freight. In
the face of these facts , the men declare as
soon as any of the roads attempt to haul
Burlington freight the engineers will strike.
It is accordingly thought n crisis has been
reached und that to-morrow will bring forth
startling developments. It Is the general
talk among the men hero that the Atchlson.
Topeka & Santa Fo , the Missouri Pacific , and
possibly the Union Pacific , will be drawn
into the strike in a few days.
Still Finn at Lincoln.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The day has been event
ful in railroad matters regarding the strike.
The fact that the Union Pacific would not
take freight from the Burllncton in car lots
has been known for some tlmo nnd trafllo on
the Burlington remains entirely local. A
number of the now Heading men huvo de
parted homeward. By far the larger number
of new men who have been employed hero
arc not Heading men but strays from till
points , , except those who are promoted brakemen -
men and conductors. The brother
hood remains' contentedly awaking future
developments. To-night they have engaged
Hcd Hlbbon hall and are holding a mooting
which Is being addressed by J. J. Harrahnn ,
of Chicago , vice grand master of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen. No signs of
discouragement prcvudo the ranks of the
brotherhood hero and the dispatches that
they receive from other points are all ex
pressive of confidence that u successful out
come is assured.
Information from different points of the
state brings Intelllgencs of the. hardships
that the rolling stock is meeting with at the
hand-i pf the Inexperienced engineers , thai
the company are using. This Is what
the brotherhood has predicted from the
start. Tho-labor , organizations in the city
continue to express their sympathy and sup
port. The-clgar makers' union , ' numbering
H3 , has passed the following resolutions :
Whereas , There Is a strife between the
brotherhoods of engineers and .firemen
und the Chicago , Burlington ft Quincy
railroad for the right of maintaining the prin
[ Continued-on i'ccoju ? i'
The Agocl Emperor/of / Germany
. Again Strlckou Down.
MIIIopo Abandoned During the
But at Xlitht More Favorable
BymptoniH < ; ivc Promise
King Wllllam'fl Condition I'rccarlontk
I CojitfrfuMSSS by Jamr * rionfuit Htnnttl. ]
BKUI.IX , March " . [ Now York Herald
3nblo Special to the BKE. ] For several
lOurfc to-day all hope of preserving the
miser's life was given up.Be > was so we'ak
s to seem almost lifeless. Ho was nicked
> y-paln , nnd when thq pain was eased. by liu
ccjlons of morphine , , then his mind rambled
ncohcrently through the mare of state cared
anil intense anxiety regarding his son. Bis/
ijnrck spent hours In the palnco awaiting hta
master's death. " Prince William , Just-ra *
urned this morning from San Hemo , went at
once to the palace and spent the day them
Toward evening n favorable clrongo toott
) lncc so" that the emperor was ' able'to s | > eaU
n few connected words , eat a lltllo food auj
show signs of _ sleepiness. To-night , if n
quiet sleep | comes , as is said nevi
o have come to him , then h.Is life . may b'4
saved. . If liot , then tlto"-worst may occur at
any moment. Even if he sleeps well to-iilght
and the fact that the chief physician ami
Prince have now left the palace seem to IndJ-
cafe this hope oven then tuo vnlser'e ox *
rcuio.nnd unprecedented weakness will Icayo
ils health a matter of the- greatest nnxlotu
'or the next week. Ills usual symptoms , '
ladder and kidney pains , are , unusually sq-
vere , aggravated by the anxiety 'of the pas
month. These pains foroe the use of mor-
ihino , which always wiis bad for the kaiser
Hid iiow scams so poisonous for him that the !
ihyslclaos seem forced reluctantly to choosa
jctwecn allowing lilin to dlo of exhaustion'
'rom.the pains or risk killing him by exhaus
tion from morphine.
The kiiiserino is so greatly overcome , ns to
need the constant- attendance of a physician
The ducTicRs of Baden , his daughter , who Is
herself sorlousl y ill , Is ftow hastening by spe
cial , train to her father's bed. It Is also ru-
norcd that . 'the crown prince was asked to
return at once. "
There' is hope , but It Is hope , sadly mixed
with fear. All day crowds of 'ambassadors ,
generals and distlnguished'men called at tha
mliieo to. learn personally the best , or , as
was feared , the worst.
It is 'characteristic of Germany that Ihq
kaiser's , illness was known' at nil the foroigtt
capitals four hours , before the general mass
of Berliners or oven the best informed Ber-
.in speculators' suspected that ho was ill.
The latest no\vs 'shows that ho kaiser's
wonderful constitution Is likely to ovarcoino
.his latest ilhicss , us ho has his former at
[ Prcsel-rTho doctors were anxious on
account of the emperor's ' .rapidly declining '
strength. Last ni'ght the emperor had a 'I
serious fainting fit , the second during hU
present lilacs * . Late this evening ho 'asked
Tor food and , partaking of it , felt refreshed ,
It is stated that in nd'ditic-n to Kidney affection
the emperor Is also suffering from Intense-
r > ain duo to'inllammatlon of the pilrts affcctci ,
ay the rupture which h.o suffered homo timef
ago. , At midnight there has been no ehango
for the worse. ' '
The News in London. ' '
ICopl/rJo/if / 1SSS liy'jqmfx Gordon ncmifff.l .
L'OSDON' , March 8 , _ Cn. . m. [ New York }
Herald 'Cable Special to the Biu.J-.Tho :
press interest irf the crown prirtco haft given
way to interest in the kaiser. Every morn *
ing- paper blossoms ' into heavy headlines
about him and death ' in seml-OD.ituary
leaders , ivilh speculation's about events'
following royaldecease. . On Inquiry
nt'midnight aft ho German embassy in Lon
don it was stated that up to that houn
Iho serious condition of the emperor had neb
been ofllcmlly communicated to thq cmbas-t
sles abroad. Count Hatz-feldt remained n (
the embassy awaiting news of the emperor'
health. The queen nnd tho- Prince of Wales'
have telegraphed to Berlin 'for the latest Inn -
formation , nnd Count Herbert Bismarck on
a private telegram left hastily for Germany1'
via Flushing. The crown princess of Swe
den has been telegraphed for from Berlin.
Immcdlato lloforins Ncccusary.
LONDON , March 7. Lord Charles Ber'es *
ford , presiding tit a meeting to-day in conncc-t
tlou with the mercantile marine , said it
would bo Utterly Impossible for.tho navy iu
its present condition to defend the merchant
service in time'of war. The existing' ad
miralty system , ho declared , was completely
rotten. Ho hoped ho would bo able to convince - '
vince parliament of the necessity for immf *
diate reforms ,
The 1'orio'n Not j.
LONDON , March 7. The Turkish ambassa
dor to-day presented Lord Salisbury a copy
of the note sent by the porto to to the Bui--
garlan government. The ambassador had a
long interview with the prime minister. JS
dispatch from Constantinople says the Bui- ,
garian government has not yet replied to tua
porto's note.
A Trade Mark Bill.
VIKNXA , March 7. The now trade mark
bill has been presented to the rolchstnth , IJ (
prohibits the nso ol the national firms as 5
trade mark , and Indicts a penalty of slac
month's imprisonment for Infringement of
the trade mark.
A HlK" of War.
ODESSA. March 7. The Black sea steam , ]
ship company has been given orders to im
mediately lit out steamers of the line lor war
Will Bnlld thlH Season.
Sioux CITY , la. , ' March 7. [ Special Tole-j
gram tothcBi'.i : . ] It Is authentically lcdrmd
to-day that the Chicago , Milwaukee & St
Paul company Is preparing to build this BV&
son a line of railroad from Spencer , Clay
county , Iowa , to Sioux City. This wjlj
bhorten the line from Sioux City nnd St. Paul
forty-Hvo miles. At. a preliminary movement ;
to this work the division headquarters baya
been removed from Sanborn to Spencer anu
engineers nro exploring for the most.practkx
able route thither.
Government Control of Mine * .
Piui.ADni.piiiA. March 7. General Master *
workman Powdcrly , In nn article In the Jour *
nal of United Labor , advances the proposlj
tlon that the coal fields should be taken from
thpso "who now nbuso the power' which.the
possession of these treasures bring , " and bef
opened by the United States government ff *
the bencllt of.tho whole pcoplo.
Koturn of MTU. Gurflclil.
NEW YOIIK , March 7. North GerjiiijL
Lloyd strainer Travc , having on board Mrfc'
G'arfleld und daughter , arrived , this morning !
Nebraska and Iowa Wruther ,
For Nebraska and Iowa : Light to frdH |
westerly , winds , warmer , fair .weather. , UM
lowed by light rain or 8n9w , " *