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HE OMAHA DAILY BEE
SETENMENTH YEAE. OMAHA , TUESDAY MORNING. APEIL 3 , 1SSS. NUMBER 200J
WILL CLEVELAND DECLINE ?
A Letter to That Effect Said to Bo
Already Written.
WHOLt TONS OF TARIFF TALK.
t | > _
What the Curintry Will Bo ttxpcctcd
to Kniliiro Observation of EnHtcr
Monday nt 1VnftlilnKtoti--A
Pccnlln.ly Siul Death.
What Dlil Amos Aim At ?
WASHINGTON Btmp.AU THE OMAHA BRC , '
510 FOUHTEKNTllSTIlSBT ,
WASHINGTON. D. C. . April 2. ]
There wns n grcnt dcnl of tnlk nt the cnpl-
lol to-dny nbont the probnblllty of President
Cleveland dcclhlng the iiso ot his nnmo be
fore the St. Louis convention for rcnomlna-
tlon. The tnlk grcwoutot n little Incident the
other day before the house committee on
printing , which is investigating the manage
ment of tlio government printing office. Mr.
Cummlngs , < who until he entered congress ,
wan an editorial writer on the Now York
Sun , nnd is therefore opposed to the contlnu-
ntlon of President Cleveland In power , asued
n witness whether there had been nny con
fidential matter from the Whlto house print
ed at the office recently , nnd the witness re
plied nffirmntlvoly. Then Mr , Cummlngs
wanted to know If nny letter hud bcon print
ed from the president declining n rcnomlnn-
tlon. The witness Replied thnt if such n let
ter had been printed It wns confidentlnl , nnd
therefore ho could not give It away.
jQFrom this question n great deal of talk has
grown. There were many democratic mem
bers who put this with the president's signi
ficant observations In his letter of acceptance
four years ago , and Imagined that they could
sec a letter declining n re-nomination for the
reasons which Mr. Cleveland gnvo when ho
accepted the first nomination. They declared
thai the president had done nothing to war-
innt the belief that ho Is anxious for another
Ulrm and that ho can see the handwriting on
thtwall. . There nro fully one-third of the
democrnts in the senate and house who nro
secretly or openly opposed to Mr. Cleveland
continuing in the presidential chair and they
were glad to take hold of every straw that
floated on the surface pointing towards n
declination. They declnrcd that the presi
dent hnd never held nn ofilco but ono term
nnd that ho is awnro that there In so much
opposition to him in the doubtful states that
his re-nomination is plainly inadvisable ) .
Representative Tnulbce , of Kentucky , nn
administration democrat , said this afternoon
ho did fiot bellovo that the president regarded
a second term improper and that ha hnd no
idea of declining u rcnominntion. If he
tthould do so. however. Mr. Tnulbco says
that Now York will nominate the candidate
nnd that ho will bo Hill or Hewitt. Ho
could not believe that the failure of the Mills
tariff bill would depress Mr. Cleveland or
that It would lead him to decline the race , ns
hus been intimated by thu extreme tariff ro-
lormUrs.
Bourke Cochrnn , the brilliant young demo
cratic member from New York , who has lied
I from under the party whip n number of
times in this session , declared thnt this talk
I about the president's declining iu advance
was mere speculation.
Representative Ford , ot Michigan , another
ffl democrat , snld about the name wny. He did
not beliavo that the president would decline
I upon the failure ot the tariff bill , although it
would not bo tin endorsement of the presi
dent's principles should the bill fail to receive -
I ceivo n majority vote.
Representative Allen of Mississippi , who
is somewhat of a humorist , said : "I have
seen nothing that would cause mo to suspect
him of any such intention. You know largo
bodies move slowly. I have seen no evidence
of desire on the part of the president to
move out of the white houso. He seems tome
mo to have rather u. settled air about him. "
rim iiii'um.icAX : IDIA. :
The republican members say that the presi
dent has not by his acts given the impression
i that ho wants another term , but they are of
the opinion that n taste of the white house
has seduced him from his original Intention
nnd that ho is now using tlio machine to
secure the necessary two-thirds vote in the
convention.
Mr. Galllngcr of Now Hampshire , said no
doubt a largo portion of the democratic party
would welcome a letter from the president
declining the.nomination. It would bo hailed
with delight'and open the way for Hill. "I
expect , " said he , "that Cleveland will bo the
candidate und there is no possibility or prob
ability of his declining. However , if ho runs
again , in my Judgment , the people will sustain
him in his letter of acceptance and agree that ,
one term Is sufficient. "
TUB I'Hosrr.t-iivi : TAiiirr iinnATn.
Proceedings in the house to-day when tlio
Mills tariff bill was reported , pointed unmis
takably to the date when the general tariff
debate will bo commenced. The tlmo fixed
by general concession Is two weeks from to
morrow , Tuesday , April 17. This will Just
give time to get the bill out of the house ,
BliouUl It bo amended in such n way as to ro-
ccivo a majority vote before the St. Louis
convention nnd will give the democrats nn
Jipportunlty to expatiate on their tariff work
when they form their platform for the na
tional campaign. Tlio majority announced
to-day , when the bill wns reported , thnt It
wnu their intention to give us much ns possi
ble of the two weeks which will now intervene -
veno before the ttu-IlT bill is taken up to the
consideration of appropriation bills , so thnt
there will bo very little interference with the
tariff dcuuto , when that is begun. If the
majority act with tiny sincerity it can pass
nearly all of the thirteen regular appropria
tion bills which Imvo not been acted upon ,
nnd most of which nro yet in committees , It
is understood that four or five appropriation
bills \vill be taken up In the house during the
remainder of this week.
iiu : .MiNonriY iuroiiT ; ,
Proof sheets of the minority report on the
Mills tariff bill were received Into this nftor-
noon at the house und given to the two presF
associations for distribution to the morning
newspapers of the country , The minority
of the committee on wuys nnd menus felicl
tnto themselves thnt they have mndo a logical
nnd iinpicsslvo argument against the passage
of the bill. They have not only had thee -
| K > rt of the majority nnd the bill itself to cogi
tate upon In the compilation of their report ,
but they have for themselves made investi
gation into the condition of affairs nt the
treasury department in respect to incomes
nnd surphis , und the probable income and
output of the year.
Thonrgument the minority submit presents
nitiiiy now facts nnd is considered n strong
Btund In dliect opposition to the position tukcn
by the majority. The republicans say tlioi
nro in favor of n reform of the tariff but thai
the reform offered by the majority is see
Hanoi nml unjust ; Unit It discriminates it
favor of the uouth mulagainst the noith , tin
west nnd thu rival northwest ; that whili
iiono of tro southern Industries are mntcriull.N
iitfot'tcd , these of the other sections named
nro senselessly attacked nml in such u wny us
to ruin them ; thai tbo itooplo most dlrectlj
Interested in the proposed tariff reform hnvi
been refused n voice in the construction ol
ho bill , nnd thut there is no hope of iti
passage.
The minority report U signed by nil of UK
five republican members ol the committee 01
ways und means , nncV Is heartily endorsed bj
them ull In every respect , notwitlistumlnn
the minority rciwrts to the contrary. Tin
majority nro endeavoring to create un im
jiresslon thnt there nro one pr two of the ml
nority members of the committee who do no
enter into the full spirit of the report Urn ;
biibmltted todujGeneral Browne , of In
ilitmt , who is considered one of the most con
fccrvuilvo protectionist members of the ml
iiorlty , nnd who Is the ono above all othen
thq democrats lira intimating Is not in per
feet accord w Hh the report of the minority
said to mo this evening : "Our report , .
think , is ono of the clearest nnd strongest ar
gumciits thut could bo mndo iu favor uf main
tabling our present ; protection upon Aiucri
Wit industries and labor. Wo .till "
agreed to It , It It n magnificent portrayal of
our position ) > on the subjects trcnted. I
think It will bo endorsed by every farmer ,
manufacturer , mcchnnlc nnd Inborerwho hns
the good of our Industries nt heart. Such n
reform ns the majority propose would never
do. It is n ono-nidcd strike nt the very In
dustries \vhlch need protection most nnd
leaves untouched the things which wo would
bring about greater changes in. "
There have been 100 names nlrendy placed
on the book of the speaker foctarlff speeches.
It Is bcllovcd there will bo 125. nnd possibly
1W ) , regular long tariff speeches delivered
during the ttcnornl debate on the bills , nnd
hundreds nnd hundreds of short speeches
when the bill comes up for amendment nnd
whllo the amendments nre being discussed ,
The first two weeks of the general debate
will be pretty dry , then It will grow lively
and will become Intensely warm , no doubt ,
as the weather grows warm nnd the question
comes nearer n focus.
CCt.BllllATlNd r.ASTEll MONIHT.
Juvenile Washington took iwsscsslpn of
the whlto house grounds to-day nnd mndo
merry , to the detriment of the flowers ,
shrubs nnd trees. Girls nnd boys of nil
colors , sbcs and ngcs , from the grny-hnircd
joungster of sixty , who has mndo n practice
of coming every year , to the tiny tot who
first saw the light twelve months ago. Every
knoll and hillock was possessed by some
whltc-frockcd party , who rolled eggs of
myriad colors to their hearts' content. Over
In the less frequented poitions of the
grounds the big brothers nnd sisters of the
little ones flirted with other fellows'
big brothers nnd sisters , whllo insldo the
mansion mammas talked of Mrs. Cleveland
nnd Dolllo Madison , and said they were all
so glad that Lent had ended. Hector , Mrs.
Cleveland's blase canine , frisked his fair
self about on the grass nnd endeavored to
elude the petting showered on him. Kny ,
the big dog that has superseded Hector in
his mistress' affections , sat in front of his
house nnd watched the gny carnival with
nstonishcd eyes. Egg picking was carried
on principally by ragged young gamblers of
dusky hue , and such technical terms ns
"butts" nnd "pents" were frequently hcnrd.
On the outside of the grounds venders of
candy nnd peanuts drove n thriving trade. A
delegation of northern Cheycnno Indians
from Montana received nn ovation In the
Rhapo of numerous war-whoops , and they
cheerfully nnd smilingly picked their way
among the crowds , Ignoring with Inunto stoi
cism the tugs nnd pushes from the bad small
boy. When the president cnmo into the cast
room to hold his reception , at 1:30 : , ho was
besieged by nn army of little ones. Mrs.
Cleveland came to her window several times
during the day nnd looked out on the unique
scene. It is estimated that over five thousand
people were on the grounds at different
times.
I'liovinixo neil CHIRP JUSTICE WAITC'S WIDOW.
Some of the intimate friends of the late
Chief Justice Walto say it is n shnmo to tnlk
about his poverty before the tears of the
fnmily nro dry. Civil Service Commissioner
Edgcrton. who knew Judge Wnlto Jrom boy
hood , is Indignant nt the early talk about n
subscription. Ho thinks n few days should
intervene after death before this is done. A
movement has already been started by some
of the friends to raise n fund for the family.
The family hns not been consulted in this
matter and it is not likely they will bo. It is
thought , however , ns a Just tribute to the
life and character of the distinguished jurist ,
something of the kind should bo done. They
are proud of his lifo and they nro notnshamcd
that ho died poor. Of this latter fact there
can bo no doubt. It Is expected that members
of the bar will take charge of thit matter ,
nnd It Is suggested thnt $100 subscriptions
will bo called for.
THAOIO AM > SAD I > EATIT.
Prof. E. A. Paul , the principal of the high
school of this city , who , on Saturday after
noon was thrown from his blcyclo in n col
lision with Senator Cullom's horse , died this
morning. Ho was n brilliant young man ,
nnd the circumstances of his death are pe
culiarly painful. Less than n year ago ho
was married and spent his honeymoon ia
Europe. Returning last fall , ho rented n
pleasant house just nt the outskirts of the
city , near the residence of Mrs. Logan , where
he and bis bride have been living. Return
ing from a ride upon his wheel on Saturday
afternoon. Prof. Paul attempted to alight in
front of his house and was knocked down by
Senator Cullom's coachman , who was a few
steps in hig rear on horseback. The horse
became tangled in the wheel , was thrown
down , and fell heavily upon Prof. Paul ,
crushing him and causing such injuries that
cVon had ho survived , ho would have been : v
paralytic for life. The professor was taken
into his own homo and after suffering dread
fully for thirty-six hours , died this morning.
The coachman immediately returned to
Senator Cullom's house , where ho was
arrested on Sunday morning. His father ,
who is a respectable colored man ot this city ,
offered bail for his appearance nt court , and
ho was released. Alter the death of Prof.
Paul ho was arrested again nnd is now hold
to nwnlt the finding of the coroner's jury.
Senator Cullom was out of the city at the
time , having gone to Now York with the other
members of the commerce committee to in
spect the site of the proposed bridge over the
Arthurkill in Now Jersey. As soon ns the
family learned what had happened , Miss Cul-
Join went at once to Prof. Cullom's residence ,
but of course could do nothing but offer the
sympathy of the family nnd express their regret -
grot that their servant should Imvo been the
cause of the calamity. Upon Senator Cul
lom's arrival at homo this morning ho went
nt once to the house , but Prof. Paul had died
n few minute's boforo. The wheelman's
association hero hnvo had n mooting and resolved -
solved to assist in the prosecution of the
coachmnn as a matter of general protection to
bicyclers.
INAUGURATION DAY.
The proposition to chnngo inauguration
day from March 4 to April ! tO , and to make
December 31 the beginning of the congress
ional term , was defeated in the house to-day
by a heavy majoiity. It wns supported by
Cnvlno of Toxns , Cox of Nuw York and Col
lins of Massachusetts. It was opposed by
Adams of Illinois and Burroughs and Allen
of Michigan. Mr. Adams claimed that the
constitution ought not to be amended to euro
a inert ) inconvenience. Congress should puss
n law requiring congress to meet on the first
day of its term. That would euro many ex
isting evils complained of by the supporters
of the proposed constitutional amendment ,
Mr. Adams further claimed that thu
electoral votes for president and vice presi
dent should bo counted by the outgoing con
gress , To leave it to an incoming congress ,
ns this amendment proposed , would lead to
serious danger. The electoral count wouhl
bo controlled by members holding certificates
of election whutbur duly elected or not ; no
election contests could bo decided in time tn
nllow contestants to get In their seats ami
take part in the electoral count and canvass
ing boards throughout the country would be
tempted to strain the law and the facts for
the bonollt of their own party. In u close
pre.sidcntal election this might lead to n dis
pute. The electoral count ho thought had
always been the weakest part of our political
system. Wo ought not add to the danger ,
however remote , of u disputed presidential
election.
NnilllABKA AXD IOWA I'OSTAI , MATTKIIS.
A | Kstofilco has been established at ( iooli-
ner , Howard county , Nebraska , nnd Charles
S. Brockwayiippointcd postmaster.
Changes Imvo been ordered in the star ser
vice In Nebraska us follows : Wnlworth tc
North Loup From April 10 , omit service
from Wnlworth to Sargent , twelve miles ,
nnd Increase service to six times u week ,
Wnlworth to Ansolmo From April 10 , ex
tend service to begin nt Sargent und embrace
West Union , twelve miles. Increase bcrvicc
to six times a week.
Changes in time schedules on star mail
routes in iowu have been ordered ns follows ,
to taka effect April 9 :
Sidney to Hamburg Leave Sidney dallj
except Sundays atll n. m. , arrive ut Knox
by 1'J m , ; leuvo Knox daily except Sundays ut
12.15 p. iu. , arrive at Sidney by 1:15 p , m. ;
leave Sidney dally except Sundays ut 3 p. in. ,
arrive ut Hamburg by 0 p , in. ; leave Ham
burg dally except Sundays ut 8 u. in. , arrive
at Sidney by 1030u ; , m.
I'r.llsONAI. AXD fiKNEHU.
Wallace Broatch , son of the mayor ol
Omaha und u Yule college student , la in the
city spending his vacation. Also Miss Jennie
Wallace , of Omaha , who is attending the
Smith college of Massachusetts ,
Senator Paddock's sou , 'who Is spending
his college vacation heio , was nt the capjtol
this afternoon.
K. .11. Kdson , of Oiuahn , is hero. .
Senator Muudersou goes to Pliiladcljihi ;
J
to-morrow with Senator Halo's committee to
inquire into the operation of the civil service
ns Illustrated In the Philadelphia postofllco ,
the mint nnd custom houso. It will prob
ably hold sessions nt the Continental hotel ,
nnd will bo nbscrit several days.
Quito a stir was raised nt the cast main
door of the cnpltol this morning by another
crank , who had conceived the Idea thnt the
judges of the supreme court should bo
put to death nnd that It wns
his mission to perform the work of
extermination. Hcfora proceeding to the
execution of his purpose , however , ho stood
on the front portico nnd fired several shots
down the high steps without injuring nny-
ono. Ho wns arrested nnd locked up in the
station honsc , giving his nanio as McMnlns.
He halls from Now Mexico nnd is a man of
rather gentlemanly demeanor.
A statement prepared by General Clark ,
the clerk of the house , shows that up to date
222 private bills nnd 127 public bills have
been passed , in the forty-ninth congrcustho
tariff bill was reported on the 12th of April.
About O.WX ) bills have been Introduced during
the session. PKIIUY S. HKATII.
Army Orders.
WASHINCITOX , ! April 2.-- [ Special Tclo-
gram to the BKH. ] Major James " \V. Scully ,
quartermaster , is ordered to proceed from
Now Orleans to Greenwood Isle , Miss. , for
temporary service.
Captain Charles C. Morrison , ordinance
department , is ordered to proceed from Gov
ernor's Island , N. Y. , to the naval proving
ground , Annapolis , and to the Washington
navy yard , for temporary service.
Captain Andrew II. Husscl , ordinance de
partment , is ordered to proceed from Frankford -
ford arsenal , Philadelphia , to the Dupont
powder mills , near Wilmington , Del. , on tem
porary service.
Prof. Peter S. Mlchlc , of the military
academy , is ordered to this city for temporary
service. *
Post Chaplain Minor C. Blnino is relieved
from duty In the Department of the Colum
bia and ordered to duty at the new pest near
Denver , Colo.
Captain George G. Lott , Eleventh Infantry ,
has been granted fifteen days' extension of
Icavo by direction of the secretary of war ,
under the act approved Juno 3 , 1884 , and the
net amendatory thereof approved February
3,1SS7 , and , to complete the record , the dis
charge of First Sergeant Gcorgo til. Swaim ,
Company C. , Seventh Iowa cavalry volun
teers , October 20 , 1801 , is amended to take
effect August in , 1S04 ; his muster Into ser
vice ns second lieutenant , same company nnd
regiment , October 21 , 1804 , Is amended to
date August 20. 18(54 ( , nnd ho is mustered for
pay in said grade during the period embraced
between the aforesaid date , under the pro
visions of the act of congress approved Feb
ruary 14. 1SS8. Hospital Steward Richard
Keogh , U. S. A. , is by direction of the pres
ident , upon his own application , placed upon
the retired list created by that net.
The president has directed that an army
retiring board be convened in this city next
Wednesday for the examination of Major
General Alfred II. Terry , as anticipated by
the bill. The following oflicors have been
detailed for this duty : Major General John
M. Scoileld , Brigadier General S. V. Ben
nett , Brigadier General Robert MncFeeley ,
Chief Medical Purveyor J. H. Baxter and
Major Charles R. Grcenleaf , surgeons.
A board of officers , to consist of Major E.
V. Sumner , Fifth cavalry ; Captain W. M.
Wherry. Sixth Infantry ; Captain G. W.
Davis , Fourteenth infantry ; Captain Francis
Moore , Ninth cavalry , nnd Captain C. G.
Whipplo has been appointed to meet at Fort
Louvonworth , Kansas , on Wednesday , April
1 , for the examination for promotion of non
commissioned officers to the grade of second
lieutenant.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASiiixdTOX , April 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BBC.I The following pensions for
Kcbraskans were granted to-day : Original
invalid-Gilford P. Richard , Eagle ; Robert
D. Anderson , Do Witt ; David R. Bradford ,
Barncstown ; Simeon Dumas , Plum Creek ;
Clmuncey II. Allen , Nebraska City. Mexi
can survivors George Bishop , Broken Bow.
Mexican widows Julia Ann , widow of Ed
win Shcpnrd , Ponder ; Fraziska , widow ot
Jacob Schneider , Omaha.
Pensions for lownns Original invalid
.lames M. Johnson , Mount Ayr ; Silas A. Dc-
vol , Troy Mills ; Luke Todd. Frankvillc ;
James A. Teboy , Hampton ; Godfrey Bow
man , Cedar Falls ; Do Witt C. Crom , Dubuque -
buquo ; Lemuel K. Osgood , Elgin : Samuel C.
Shorcr , Montciuma ; Robert Park , Hartford ;
Lucius L. Longworthy , Massenu. Increase
Samuel F. Shields , Allcrton. Original
widows , etc. Maria D. , mother of Arnold F.
Horton , Delaware ; Hannah , mother of James
H. Boon , Homer. Mexican widows Surah
E. , widow of Joseph L. Hutton , Moravia ;
Sarah , widow of William Robb , Hamburg.
Public lolt Statement.
WASHINGTON , April 2. The following is
the public debt statement for the month of
March : Interest bearing debt--Principal ,
$1,041,70-1,053 ; interest , $11,108,025 ; total ,
$1,052,09 ,077. Debt on which interest has
ceased since maturity , $2,860,351 ; debt bear
ing r.o Interest , $ < Ml',074,411 , ; total debt
principal , $ liiOri7,2 ( ( , ! : > S ; interest , $11,370,182 ;
total , $1,701SI7,440 ! ; loss reserve and cash
Items available for reduction of debt , $400-
irA.iinS : total debt , less available cash items ,
$2'J5,444 > ,0$5 ; net cash In treasury , $10,4r)7iOO ! ;
debt , less cash in treasury April 1 , 1SSS ,
$ I,1W,8H8,1G5 ) ; debt , less cash in treasury
March 1,18SS , $1,202,154,714 ; decrease during
the month $11,580,5. ' ) ! ) ; decrease since Juno
! l. 1887 $ sS,5JO,5Sl , ( ; total cash In treasury
$580,45-1,002. ,
Senator Farwcll's Funding Scheme.
WASHINGTON , April 2. Senator Farwell
to-day offered an amendment to the bond
bill , authorizing and directing the secretary
of the treasury to issue and sell to national
banking associations ut par , coupon or regis
tered fifty year bonds , bearing 2 > per cent
Interest , to bo used by banks as security for
circulation. Such bonds nro exempted from
htato or municipal authority , nnd banks arc
nntliorired to issue circulating notes to the
extent of 100 per cent of their par value.
The secretary is directed to Invest the surplus
hold in the treasury including the money re
ceived for said bonds , in the purchase of
United States bonds in open markets , All
laws and parts of laws relating to the
establishment of u sinking fund for the pay
ment of the public debt nre repealed.
Forfeiting Unearned Land Grunts.
WASHINGTON , April 2. The public lands
committee of the house has decided to report
bills forfeiting about forty mill'on acres of
Northern and Southern Pacific railroad land
grunts und the Ontonogan grant.
AVantH It in IllH Own Town.
WASHINGTON , April 2. Mr. Henderson , of
Iowa , Introduced a bill to-day for the re
moval of the oflleo of inspector of hulls and
boilers from Galena , 111. , to Dubuquc , In.
+ , .
Prayer and Porlidy.
MAIISIIAU , , Tex. , April 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the BIB. ] A young man giving the
name of John Dixon burglarized the IIOUBO of
Peter Ivy. Ho was caught in the act , with
the silverware , clothing , Jewelry , etc. , in his
possession. Ho had thoroughly ransacked
the house whllo the people were ut church.
Ho is in Jail.
TIio Flfu llucord.
HAitnisnuun.lll. , April2. Several stores on
the west bldo of the public square were com
pletely burned yesterday , entailing n loss of
ef $25,000 , with very small insurance.
TCANECK , N. J. , April 2. The loss caused
by the burning of the residence of William
Walter Phelps last night amounts to between
200,000 and $300,000.
The AVulch-VIIna Libel Stilt.
MINX'KAVOUS , April 3 , The Jury in-the
famous Welch-Vilas libel suit disagreed after
being out forty hours. , the standing seven for
conviction and five for acquittal. Welch is
Jubilant ut the result and pi edicts acquittal
ut " 'C next trial ,
LITTLE ROWS , BUT NO RIOTS ,
The Railroad Rumpus Brooding Boy
cotts and Bad Fooling- .
DANGER SIGNALS IN SIGHT ,
KiiRlncmcti nnd Switchmen on AH
llonds in Kntisns Clly Combine
Against tlio "Q" More IMnk-
. crtotiB fur Omnhn.
"Q" Cnrs Shunned nt Kniisns City.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , April 2. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. | At 10 o'clock yes
terday morning , the Missouri Pacific , Chicago
& . Alton , Kansas City , Fort Scott & Gulf ,
Atchlson , Topckn .fe Santn Fo , Wnbash &
Western , Union Pnclfic , nnd other rends
were notified by committees of the brother
hoods of engineers nnd firemen thnt after
12 o'clock to-dny the switchmen , engineers
nnd firemen in the different yards would re
fuse to hnndlo "Q" cars. This action was
the result of n general meeting ot engineers ,
firemen nnd switchmen. The new policy
agreed unon by the brotherhood Is thnt the
other rends shall bo prevented from handling
Burlington freight , not by n general strike ,
but by n boycott in the yards. Under the
now plan of nctlon , when a Burlington car is
turned over to another road , and the engin
eer nnd firemen nro ordered fo hnul It , they
will lenvo the cnb. If nnothcr engine Is then
ordered to mnko the trnnsfcr its engineer
nnd fireman will also quit. As u final move ,
If other men nro put on the
engines , the switchmen will go out.
None of the other rends notified
the Burlington that it would not receive
their freight , and the Fort Scott nnd Suntn
Fe , that hnvo handled Burlington freight
since the beginning of the strike say their
position will bo unchanged. It has been the
policy of the Burlington during their strike
to protect the other roads in everything pos
sible , nnd Assistant Superintendent Fish
states this morning that there would bo no
chnngo in that , policy , nnd that the other
roads would not bo pushed into this fight.
The Burlington yards were well cleared up ,
nml the rond/will probably not make an effort
to turn over freight for a day or two. giving
the other roads a chimco to canvass the situ
ation nnd determine their course. The Rock
Island was notified that its freight , handled
by Burlington switch engines , would bo
treated the same ns Burlington freight. The
rend nt once telegraphed to have two Rock
Island switch engines sent to Kansas City.
The engines will arrive this evening. In
case the Burlington switchmen strike they
will at once bo taken into the employ of the
Rock Island to enable the latter to do busi
ness in the Burlington yards. The fact that
the Rock Island will have to hire them may
induce the Burlington switchmen to strike.
The Burlington boycott went into effect
promptly nt 12 o'clock ns promised. The
other roads were busy till morning transfer
ring Burlington cars. No objection to haul
ing them was made by the engineers before
noon. A few minutes before 12 o'clock n
Fort Scott switch engine was sent to the
northern end of the Fort Scott yards to get
five Burlington cars thnt tbo yardmaster in
tended to turn over to the Burlington. The
engine was delayed , and it was 12 o'clock
when it reached the Burlington cnrs. The
engineer nt once notified the ynrdmnster ho
could not handle them , nnd wns ordered to
move the other cars and let them stand. No
attempt was made to force the men to haul
them , and no other .engine was ordered to
hnndlo thorn. The lenders of the strikers
say that this plan will bo followed in every
caso.
General Superintendent Fagan , of the
Fort Scott , did not receive word until 2
o'clock that the engineers hud refused to
handle Burlington cnrs. Ho nt once nn-
nounced that the Fort Scott rend would not
boycott Burlington freight nnd sent instruc
tions to the yards thnt Burlington cars must
bo handled the same as others. A Fort Scott
engineer was ordered to move n train in
which were several Burlington cars at 2:30. :
Ho ran the engine to the train and moved it
after cutting the Burlington cars out. His
action was not hindered by the yard officials.
The Strike Situation.
CHICAGO. April 2. Thus far to-day there is
no important chnngo in the strike situation.
Nothing has yet resulted from the meeting of
the St. Paul and Fort Wayne strikers ,
which was to have been held this morning.
Nci her have the Belt line or Panhandle men
taken any action in regard to handling "Q"
cars. The Burlington continues Its aggres
sive policy nnd nbout 0 o'clock notified the
police that it was going to deliver
a train load to-day to the Michigan
Central railroad. A detail of officers
was sent to the Michignn Central yards and
soon after the Burlington trainbristling with
Pinkcrton detectives nnd various railway
officials , puffed in. Beyond the usual curses
and cries of "scabs" that Invariably greet
"Q" trains nowadays , there was no hostile
demonstration. The cnrs were delivered to
the Michigan Central and the "Q" engine ,
Pinkertons and officials quickly disappeared
from the scene. As soon as they had gene
the Michignn Central switchmen notified the
yardtnustcr that they would not touch "Q"
cars. A strike on this road will therefore
be precipitated whenever the order is given
to move cars now in the yard. It is thought
this order is sure to como during the morn
ing. The Burlington also nnnounced they
had four hundred cars at Englewood which
they Intended to offer the Lake Shore com
pany during the day. Se-vi i .il switchmen on
that line declared to n reporter they would
not handle them. "Wo shall most certainly
handle all the freight delivered to us , " said
Mackav , general freight agent of the Michi
gan Central , when asked what they Intended
to do with "Q" cars. "Our general superin
tendent arrived from Detroit to-dny. Just
what his plans nro 1 do not know , but you
can rest assured wo will handle these cars if
I have to go down there and help myself.
Wo propose to run this road , and if our
present employes refuse to carry out any of
our orders we will discharge them and fill
their places. So far I have not heard thut
they have refused to obey orders. "
About noon n committee of employes from
the Michigan Central yards visited the gen
eral office of the company mid are now having
n conference with the general superintend
ent on the subject of handling * ' ( J" ears ,
which were delivered to the Michigan Cen
tral this morning.
There wns n little row in tlio Northwestern
yards this morning on account of the appear-
mice of a Fort Wayne engine there , manned
uy Master Mechanic Ormsby ns en
gineer and a wiper from the Fort
Wuyno shops us fireman. They
hauled a Pullman car over the Northwestern ,
but upon their arrival n lot of Northwestern
switchmen jumped on the engine , and threw
Ormsby nnd his helper off , nnd after sub
jecting them to considerable ill-treatment ,
drove thorn out of the yard. The engine was
then "blown off" and the fire dumped. It
now stands dead In the Northwestern yards.
General Manager Newell , of the Lake
Shore , intimated that his company was
prepuicd for tiny emergency , but at the same
time were not expecting ono. "Thoro nro no
union bwitchmcn In our employ , " ho said ,
"and our engineers and firemen have given
me reason to buliovo them men of sense d
discretion. A largo train of Burlington
freight has boon handled without oven a pro
test from the Lake Shore employes Satur
day , " Newull explained , "and there was no
rcubon why it should not bo done ngain to-
dav if nny was offered by the Burlington. "
Unless the St. Paul switchmen uro ut their
posts to-morrow morning ready for work
they cun never obtain employment on the
road again. This was the ultimatum of the
officials this morning. At u meeting of the
strikers to-day , at which there were some
two hundred , they resolved to bland to tlu
position nlroady tukou in regard to "Q" cars ,
Fourteen switch engines were working
in the St. Paul yards this morning und the
superintendent feaul lib hud engaged crows to
man half a dozen' moro if they were needed ,
All is quiet ut the yards ,
The suburban service of the fit. Paul was
resumed this , uioruhij ; , all trains
nearly on time , mid manned mostly by their
own crows. A number ot old passenger en
gineers hnvo decided not to Join the strikers
mid will stick to tliolr engines ,
At the meeting of the Michigan Central
men nnd Superintendent Brown , held nt
noon , the men were told thnt they must hnn-
He the Burlington train sent Into the yards.
The men demurred , nndvcro told they must
make up their minds to do so by 7 to-morrow
norolng. They wont to their engines nnd
work was resumed , but the "Q" frclghtwns
lot touched. The sentiment of the men was
hut they would not touch the objectionable
freight , nnd they will hold n muss meeting
to-night to officially decide on their course.
Up to 2 o'clock this afternoon no Burlington -
ton freight wns handled on thobeltllnoto-day
although a number of Burlington cars have
Dccn transferred to the belt line tracks by the
Burlington. The belt company's employes
were reported to bo maintaining a firm front
ind had not been asked to touch nny of the
boycotted freight. Whether the dead-lock
between yardmen and their employes could
bo broken or would result In n strike , no ono
seemed nt all willing to predict.
This afternoon nn attempt was made to get
n train of twenty freight cars from the "Q"
road to the Chicago & Alton. As the train
passed the viaduct nt Sixteenth street , the
engineers of other roads refused to nllow the
train to go by. They stopped its progress by
crossing nnd rccrossing the tracks which In
tersect the road at this point. Thcso tactics
wore kept up for two hours , nnd the "Q"
train wns finally taken back to the Western
avenue yards. After this nn Illinois Central
train was brotight to Sixteenth street , clruwfi
by u "Q" engine. When the viaduct was
reached n number of stonoa wore hurled nt
the locomotive. The assault wns answered
by n shot from n man standing in the cab.
The assaulting parties withdrew nnd the
train proceeded on Its way.
The Kock Island managers declined onto
more to risk n tie-up of their rondby attempt
ing to receive freight from their competitor ,
the Burlington. It wns in vain that the
oftlcinls and lawyers of the latter road tele
graphed and dispatched n messenger to the
itock Island this morning. A verbal reply
was finally returned that the Kock Islntid
refused to tnko any cars from the Uurllngton.
This afternoon , speaking for the Hock Island ,
Division Superintendent Chamberlain said :
"Wo hnvo not only returned n vorbnl answer
to the Burlington to the effect thnt wo would
not touch their cars , but wo hns'o issued n
written order a general order to our em
ployes not to handle them. Wo don't propose
to get into trouble by dealing with the 'Q.1
If wo can keen out of it by leaving their cars
nlono. Wo think wo can bettor do the latter.
That is our position nnd the 'Q. ' ' people
know it. "
An effort toward n compromise of the
strike on the Chicago , Uurllngton & Quincy
wns made this evening by the brotherhoods of
engineers nnd firemen. A card embodying
n concise statement of the situation from the
men's standpoint , but giving no new facts ,
was issued by them. It is addressed "To
the Public , " and signed by S. E. Hogo on bo-
hnlf ot the engineers , nnd .T. II. Murphy for
the firemen. The meat of the document is
the concluding paragraph , which involves a
fresh offer of arbitration , 'this time on nn
entirely new basis. The idea is that arbi
trators , instead of coming partly or wholly
from outside roads or other professions , bo
selected fromumong the Burlington's own em
ployes. The document says in this connection
that if the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy
company is satisfied with the present condi
tion of affairs , it has but little care for either
the business or the lives of the public. "Wo
stand , ns wo have stood nil the time , ready to
submit our case to n board of fair arbitrators ,
and wo believe such a board can bo chosen
from the railroad employes of this company. "
An offer is also made to submit the trouble to
three railroad presidents or general manag
ers. Marvin Hughitt , president of the Chicago
cage & Northwestern , is named ns a man
who would bo an acceptable arbitrator to the
brotherhood , the Burlington company to
name the seccmd arbitrator , who in common
with Mr. Hughitt should cheese the third.
At a secret conference of the dissatisfied
employes of the Michigan Central road to
night , definite plans for future guidance
were agreed upon , but they were kept from
the press. It is known that n decisive re
sponse will bo given to-morrow morning nt 7
o'clock to General Superintendent Brown.
A rumor is well grounded xhat the men will
refuse to handle "Q" freight. General
Freight Agent Hlplcy , of the Burlington ,
issued a notice to-dity to the other railroads
Unit owing to the labor troubles nt Chicago ,
traffic for the Burlington is liable to deten
tion if routed via this city. The company ,
ho says , is prepared to receive freight for
shipment to all stations on the Chicago ,
Burlington & Quincy nnd auxilury
lines nt all junction points except Chicago.
Live stock nnd perishable freight , however ,
for points on the Kansas City , St. Joseph &
Council Blufi's railroad will not bo received.
The officials on the Fort Wayne road and
the striking engineers and firemen held a
conference this morning. The men refused
to go back unless the olllcials agreed to boy
cott the "Q. " Tliis the latter declined to do ,
and the conference came to naught. The
Burlington managers tried to induce the
Wnbash officials to-day to agree to receive a
train of Burlington freight , but in the ab
sence of Receiver McNultu no action was
tnkcn. General MfNultn , who is in Now
York , telegraphed that ho would start for
Chicago at onco.
Moro Plnlccrlons Arrive.
WhileaffaIrsatthoB. ; AsM. yards yesterday
morning were quiet and everything , to use
the expression of a prominent railroad offi
cial , was "running smoothly , " the prospects
for n speedy termination of the present diffi
culty is not of the brightest , and n walk-out
on the part of the brakcmcn is hourly ex
pected. The notion of the men on the St.
Joseph & Council Bluffs road In going
out yesterday will probably act
as an incentive for similar notion
on the part of those employed on lines of the
' 'Q" In this state , In anticipation of trouble
which may arise from this new movement
twenty additional Pinketton men arrived in
this city yesterday from Chicago and went
on duty at once. Three deputy sheriffs , who
will do duty at South Omaha , were sworn In
yesterday ,
Nearly all the striking engineers nnd
switchmen express themselves as being
much Incensed at the action of a gang of
toughs who , whllo pretending to bo friends
of the strikers go about In the
night making efforts to damage property
and endanger lives by turning cars loose
and committing other dastardly acts. The
men who tire out wish it understood that
they tire in nowise responsible for tiny of
these misdoings and liuvo announced them
selves as willing to assist in prosecuting thu
jmrtlos who have been guilty of any of the
actions mentioned. A committee of strikers
appointed for the purpose culled on General
Manager Holdredgo yesterday and insured
him that they would use every effort to ap
prehend the perpetrators of thcso outrages.
Ueports from points along the line fiom
Cheyenne eastward Indicate a state of gen
eral iiuict , no violence having been ifpoitecl.
A TIIAIN CUT IX TWAIN' .
The cry of "scab" was uttered by hundreds
of tongues at the Tenth street crossing of the
Burlington tihnnt 'J o'clock lust night as
tram hands lent their efforts townids ro-
coupling cars Hint had bcon detmhcd from
cm h other. The train was composed of n
string of block cars , and between the grade
tit that point , a nervous fireman and en
gineer , mi unhandy man with "n
inn , " and a profuno bralccman
or two who were loud in their exclamations
that if they worked another day on the road
they would bo d" d , the train was limilly
connected and went on its way.
Called to the scene by the demonstration , n
big detail of I'mkcrtnn men rushed up with
extended clubs and looked fiercely ut the
gathered throng , who poured torth epithets
of displeasure , which were received with
calmness and no exhibition of nngci
by them. Officer Bloom , of the regu
lar police force , who was on duty
ut the Union Pacific depot , observing the in
dignant outburst , hurried to the bccno and
dispersed the crowd. After some effort the
train was again mtulo up and wont on Its
way. Tills was the only disturbance of the
day , and when n Ur.r. reporter loft the Bur
lington property at midnight all was quiet.
The Burlington people have re-doubled the
guard- their property , and in connec
tion with the bpccial policemen swon ;
In by the city have added t
btiongdoUilof Piuiscrton men ill citizens
uniform In the cordon established nlong their
.racks cast nnd west as far ns Olbson nnd
South Omaha. Those of the Pinkcrton's
who appear In "every day clothes" nre sold
.0 bo men long In the service , and hnvo been
.hrough many n difficulty of the present
kind.
A WILD ni'Mon.
A sensational story wns nllont last nigh' , to
, ho effect that the Union Pacific railroad ,
fearing nn outbreak that may possibly
result In disaster to their plant , had peti
tioned President Cleveland to order the reg
ulars nt Fort Omaha to prepare for any
emergency thnt may como up. This story
could not bo substantiated.
Representatives of roads in this city west
of Chicago hnvo received notice not to receive
any perishable freight.
Holding Together nt lilncoln ,
LINCOLN , Nob. , April 2. [ Special to the
DEB. ! The striking Burlington engineers
and firemen nro ns firm to-dny ns when they
left their engines five weeks ago , None arc
attempting to get back on the road , and the
unanimous expression among thorn is that
they nro certain to win nnd bo nskcd to arbi
trate the differences thnt caused them to part
company with the rend , The brakomcn who
Imvo headquarters nt this point nro llublo to
step out nt any tlmo In fact the general ex
pectation is that they soon will leave their
trains and cast lots with the engineers , fire
men and switchmen , ns the interests of
them nil are Identical , The peopleof
Lincoln tire tlre'd of the strike , nnd
they feel Its Injury , but they nro
not tired of the efforts of the men to get
right nnd justice , and thov want to see them
win. To men who think of the robbery thnt
the Burlington hns practiced on thostnto and
this community for yonrs , their sympathy
can bo nowhere else than with the men. As
n prominent citizen stated , "A rend that
holds the producing classes under Its heel to
amass an eight million surplus with which to
grind down Its laboring men nnd employes. Is
entitled to no sympathy or patience In the
present strugglo. " This expression is but
ono of many kindred kind that can bo heard
every day , and coupled with thorn are many
\\ords of commendation for the peaceful and
gentlemanly manner in which the men who
loft their engines have conducted themselves ,
Conductors Go Out nt St. Joseph.
ST. Josr.ru , Mo. , April 2 [ Special Tele
gram to the Biu. : ] At 11 o'clock last night
nil the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy brakemen -
men who tire members of the local brother
hood , and twenty conductors decided
to quit work. The men were counsel
ing In their hall the cntlro afternoon
Sunday nnd failed to show up for their trains ,
The brakomcn nro about fifty in number.
The Chicago , Burlington & Quincy manage
ment were not officially Informed of the
strike until fi o'clock this afternoon , when n
committee of five , three of whom were con
ductors , waited upon General Manager Mer
rill. They presented a long list of complaints ,
the most important of which were to the ef
fect that promotions had not boon in the reg
ular order , favoritism being alleged , and that
the men had been kept idle when It was not
their fault , demanding that pay go on for
this time. General Manager Merrill refused
to confer with them until credentials were
brought from their respective bodies naming
them ns the official representatives. The
men then stated that their bodies would not
go back to work until the old engineers who
were on duty prior to February 27 , 18S8 ,
were returned and the now men discharged.
This demand was refused nnd the men form
ally announced the strike.
Growing AVnrni at Crcston.
CunsTox , In. , April 2. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.E. ] Extra police have been placed
on duty to-day in the city , and excitement
has quieted down somewhat. A fireman
named Holman was waylaid last night and
struck with a slung shot. Ho fired on his
assailants nnd they fled. Unknown parties
threw n switch in front of nn approaching
stock train and derailed four cars of sheep.
The strikers have had three engineers ar
rested for carrying concealed weapons , nnd
nil were fined $ . " > and costs. The only trouble
that is nowfcaied Is in the yards at night.
Three engines were stoned last night in the
yards and ties were placed on the track out-
ido the city , but no accidents resulted.
Superintendent Brown received orders to
day to close the machine shops and nrcpnro
to run trains through the city in case the
local authorities did not tnko immediate
steps to protect the company's employes.
The city responded by doubling the police
force , and no acts of violence Imvo occurred
during the day. _
Tlic Situation in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEI : , Wis. , April 1 ! . General Man
ager Miller , of the Chicago , Milwaukee & St.
Paul road , said the number of striking St.
Paul employes nt Chicago 1ms been decreased
since Saturday by the Chicago suburban men
and the roundhouse men returning to their
work , alleging that they quit work through n
misunderstanding. lie said only about 175
men are now out. All is quiet here. The
report current thnt n strike will occur ut
noon is not generally credited.
Manager Miller of the St. Paul road said
that the company had laid off fully five thou
sand yard and switchmen along its system
until the present trouble had blown over.
The order affects about eight hundred men
in the yards and general Joillccs in this city.
The yard In this city is deserted and abso
lutely nothing is being done.
More Itcadiiifj Itccruitti.
KANSAS CITY , April 2. [ Special Telegram
to the Bun. ] Thirty Heading switchmen and
brnkomcn arrived to-day. They cnmo from
Philadelphia and will work for thu Burling
ton. _
Fifty Scnli llccrnltn.
BfiipAi.o , N. Y. , April 2. Fifty engineers
nnd firemen passed through hero this morn
ing en route for Chicago to take the places of
the strikers. _
IMercImnlH Very Mad.
MA'-ON Cirr , la. , April 2. ( .Special Tele
gram to the Bun. J The present attitude of
the engineers nn the Chicago , Milwaukee &
St. Paul road Is seriously crippling business
industries in the west. The business cen
tres of all Northern Iowa nro moro or less
dependent on tins road. Merchants nro com
plaining nt the failure of receiving goods ,
and local shippers Imvo abandoned till hopes
of sending produce east , The brotherhood
wns in session nil day yesterday , and it Is
thought the engineers , firemen and brnkomon
nil nlong the division will go out insulo of
two days. Twelve empty l'Q" cars uro side-
trnckcd nt stations along the line between
McGregor. la. , and Cliamburluin , Dak. , most
of them standing where they did five weeks
ugo to-day.
Grain In
CHICAGO , April 2. The visible supply of
grain for the week ending March ! J1 ,
as compiled by the secretary of the Chicago
board of trade , is us follows ;
Bushels.
Wheat . 34.W,000
Com . 0,1 bS.OOO
Oats . 4,120,000
llyo . 3 1,000
Barley . 1,770,000
Dnlulli'8 Grain BliiH ,
DUUJTII , Minn. , April 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the lien. ] The total receipts of
wheat at Duluth for March were 630,000
bushels. April receipts will bo three- times
ns largo. There uro now In store there
awaiting the opening of navigation 7,744,300
bushel * of wheat , 2U,4S > 0 of com und 35,0)0
of outs.
Must 1'ay the IJOKB.
Nnw VOIIK , April 2. In the general term
of the court of common pleas to-day , In a suit
to recover for property lost by a passenger
in a berth in u sleeping car , it was held that
tia ) complainant was entitled to judgment
and that railroad companies are responsible )
for their passengers nutl property ,
WOOL GETS THE WEIGHT OF IT ,
The House Committee's Minority
Report 011 the Tariff Bill.
SOME TAFFY FOR STEEL RAILS ,
McUlnley 1'rcpnrcn n Itcport In Which
He Hcincinbors ho Wool Ilnlncra
of the Iluukoyo State Syn-
opwls of the Document. "
The Minority on the Tariff Kill.
WASHINCITOX , April 2. The report ot thfl
minority of the ways nnd mentis committee
was submitted to the house to-dny. It > s
nbont twice ns lom ; ns thnt prepared by the
nujority. It opens with n sovcro criticism of
ho action of the majority in so compiling the
Jill that the minority wns not given informa-
, ion ot the fact thnt It was In preparation.
It denounces the refusal of the majority to
icar manufacturers , worklngmcn nnd con
gressmen , on the proposed reductions , mill
charges the majority with sectionalism in
that its bill reduces the tariff on but two
articles of southern production sugar nml
pice mid these very slightly , whllo It makes
x wholesale Mnughtcrof everything produced
, n the north nnd northwest. The bill , the
report says , Is n radical reversal of the tnrlfC
[ > ollcy of the country , which for the most
[ > nrt hns prevailed slnco the foundation ot
Lho government. If enacted into n law , it
will disturb every branch of business , retard
manttfncturing nnd agricultural prosperity ,
und seriously Impair Industrial independence.
It Is marked with n sectionalism which every
iwtrlotlc cltbcn must deplore. The American
farmer will appreciate the vicious character
of the bill when ho Is apprised of the fact
thnt while the products of land nnd labor nro
shut out of Canada by n protective tariff Im
posed by the Canadian government , the
Canadian farmer can sell many of his pro
ducts without paying any duty.
Nowhere in the bill Is the ultimate purpose
ot the authors moro manifest than Us treat
ment of wool , It. places this product upon
the free list and exposes our llocks nnd
fleeces to merciless competition from abroad.
This bill is but the echo of the president's
message , nnd given emphasis to the settled
purpose of the majority to break down the
most valuable industries of the country.
Why have the majority put wool the frco
list ! Their purpose is to bring down the
price of wool. If this should bo the result ,
wo ask nt whoso cxpcnso ami
loss ? It must bo nt the cxpcnso
of the American grower , who ut the present
prices , nnd with the present duty , is being
forced dut of business by ruinous foreign
competition. Injury , by the confession of
the majority , will full upon the American
wool glower. The bill will greatly Increase
the importations of the foreign product , and
diminish , If not wholly destroy , our own pro
duction. It should be berne In mind that
our wool producers cannot compete with
countries where no winter feeding nnd but
little summer attention is required , nnd
where labor is so cheap , unless their Industry
has just nnd ndequulo protection.
The majority inquire in their report : "If
congress grants the request of the wool
growers , what are the people to do for woolen ,
clothing ! " We beg to suggest that the people
ple of this country , whoso woolen clothes
during the existence of the tariff of IfcOT ( and
the tariff of the proposed wool conference
is substantially that tariff ) were never bottoi ?
clothed , nnd never bolter nblo to buy them.
'Wool upon the frco list is a deadly nssaulo
upon n great agricultural interest , and will
fall with terrible severity upon a million pco-
pie. It will destroy invested capital , unsettle
established values , wrest from the flock mas
ters their lifetime earnings , bankrupt thou
sands of our best and most industrious
farmers and drive them into other branches
of agriculture already overcrowded. "
Under the head of steel rails the report
says : "If the majority desire to Insure the
handing of our steel rail market to our Engj
lish rivals , the proposal duty of $11 will
accomplish this purpose. The supply of steel
rails to the Pacific coast is now in
the hands of foreigners because of
cheap transportation by water from
foreign ports , tbo existing duty
of ij-17 not being sufficient to our manufactur
ers to compete for that trade. It is stated
that the Atchison , Topekti & Santa Fo com
pany had lately purchased 10.000 tons of for
eign rails to bo delivered at Sun Diego , Cal. ,
and it is mentioned that another lot of 25,000
tons of foreign rails bad recently been sold by
foreign makers for a Pacific coast railroad.
In proposing to seriously cripple if not to
destroy the manufacture of steel rails in
this country , the majority probably do not
rcali/o the full significance uf the results
which they invite. "
The report states that from 101) ) to 1688 the
control of the house has been equally divided
between its two political parties , each having
eleven years. During the eleven years the
republicans had control , revenues were re
duced $ y(5'f ( ! , > 01,5i9 ( ; during the eleven years
of democratic control the revenues were re
duced ? li,3fSiiC : ) .
After devoting several pages to the subject
of the treasury surplus and the failure of the
president to cull in and cancel bonds , the re
port concludes bv Haying : "Wo regard this
bill us a direct attempt to fasten upon this
county the British policy of frco foreign
trade. So viewing it their sense of obliga
tion to the pcoplo and especially to the work
ing people employed In muiuifucturing und
the ngrlculturul system , compels them to nd-
vlso them to resist it with nil their power.
They will assist the majority in every effort
to reduce the redundant income of the gov
ernment In n direct and practicablewny , but
every effort at fiscal legislation which will
destroy or cnfcoblo our industries will bo
mot with the persistent and determined oppo
sition of tlio minority represented iu the
house.
The report was prepared by Mr. McKlnloy ,
and Is signed by all the republican membera
of the committee.
Tlio MIllH TtirilT Bill.
WAsiiixmoN , April S. Tlio committee of !
ways and means amended the tariff bill this
morning by the addition of provisions slight
ly increasing the sugar duties BO ns to equal
n net reduction of 20 per cent in the axistme ;
duty , authorizing the secretary of the treas
ury to classify an woolens , worsted cloths ,
nnd guarding against interference with the
existing treaties , Mr. Mills , chairmnn-of the
ways mid means committee , reported the
Mills tariff bill to the house ti-duy , nnd it
was rcfericd to the committee of tlio wholo.
MclCinlcy. of Ohio , submitted n minority report -
port , which was ordered printed ,
DiMimurlc Boycotts Foreign I'oi-k.
WAbinxaTO.v , April 3. A dispatch 1ms
been received by the department of state
from the American minister ut Copenhagen ,
stating that tlio Danish government lias Is
sued nn order forbidding , until further no
tice , the importation Into Denmark of porker
or other raw products of hogs , including
bladders und steam lurd ,
National Capital Notes.
WABIIINUTO.V , April 2. The democratic !
senators hold n caucus this morning , nnd a
caucus committee was appointed to meet o >
republican caucus committee uud confer with
regard to the order of business in general
and the hind bill In particular.
The piesldent sent the name of K/.eklel A.
Smlll , of North Carolina , to bo minister-
resident nnd consul-general of the UnitccJ
States at Liberia.
The AVaTtijT'ftinUy.
WAIJIII.NOTON , April 2. Civil Service Com
missioner Udgerton is very indignant over
the published report that the family of the
late chief Justice is in great financial dls-
tress. Ho says Judge Walte'a sons are bstli
wcll'to-do , nnd whatever their father's r&tttta
; nay have been the family in not likely
want for an