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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1893)
THE 01SUIIA DAILY BEE DAY , APRIL 10 ,
PULSE OF WESTERN PROGRESS
Industrial Life Infused with tba Activity of
ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUND COUNTRY
Mineral Cnni | Tnk * * I'lrm < lrlp on the
iClmrlnt ut ProjrrrM Tlii < 'liln o Jtri-
Utrntlon Problem .Summitry or
Wcntcrn New * .
Sr.mi.K , Wash. . April 3. [ CortosiKjudcnco
of Tun Her ] - By the way , before I attempt
to glvo to you ? renders any news from the
Maple Sound country , 1 Ucsiro to say that
the readers of TUB BEE here , the greater
number of thnm having prex-iously been res
idents of thu state of Nebraska , heartily ap
prove of the bravo nnd manly course THE
IIE : has taken to rid the state of
the rlngsters , boodlurs nnd thieves
who lm\-o Infested the state for
years , loc-atlng their headquarters
and "hot beds" in the Capital City.
There is. another warfare in which Tun BEE
lias been prominently engaged for some
years which certainly has the approbation
of all honest men both in and out of the
state , that of using its boat endeavors to
drive the railroads out of polities in the
state It is a fact which no ono who is ( wsted
-will contradict , that the control of the re
publican party by the B. it M. and other rail-
roaos opt rating in the state has Iteeu the
principal cause of reducing the majority of
the republican party in the state from JW.OOO
in lS < vs to almost nothing inW1 , and the
election of a populis t senate and house two
years ago 1 am aware of these facts , hav-
inc resided there and know whereof I speak.
But pardnn mo for wandering from the
matters material to the Btfund country and
UK prosperity and commenting ujwn the
jiolitics of the state.
The far-famed young city of Seattle , the
largest mid most populous in the state by
many thousands , has not ceased its onward
march , notwithstanding the pressure of dull
times. It is true that business is not as
Jiwlmming as it was once , but no observing
traveler can fail to notice that Seattle of all
the western cities is the liveliest. Enter
prise after enterprise is projected , and wo
often wonder where will the growth of the
city end *
A decade ago there ivas an humble village ,
named in honor of ono of the brightest and
" "ost uublu and generous hearted of Indian
chiefs -Seattle , who resided until his death
in the village of Seattle and in Its vicinity.
Ho was ttio friend of the white
ni.tn , becoming their "klosh tillicum"
under all circumstances and upon
all occasions Within that decade from the
humble village hovering around an unpre
tentious saw mill there has arisen as if bj
magic a city which now numbers not far
from 00,0K ( ) pcoplo. The disastrous fire Juno
0 , ISSd. which virtually swept the town out
of existence , all the business portion being
burned , was a hard blow to the business
people of the place , but was the cause of the
building up of a magnificent city. Nor is
the city "out of st.vlo" or "old fashioned. "
It is not content with anything except the
very best and the latest improvements ; so
iu our large business blocks and magnificent
residences are found all the latest improve
ments and conveniences. The advent of the
Great Northern railroad into Seattle making
it the terminus of the sound country , thus
giving us two transcontinental lines of rail
road , will be of vast advantage to the pros
perity of the city and its vicinity. Add to this
the numerous short line railways which are
really feeders to the transcontinental lines ,
nnd these omplcto the means to make Se
attle the nucleus into which tuo wealth of
the surrounding country Hows.
Nor does our prosperity outrun our educa
tional institutions. Money and educational
talent of the best and all facilities for the
advancement of our educational interests
are abundantly supplied. To this end our
school buildings are the pridoof the city and
state , and the visitor looks upon them will
mingled admiration and wonder thai
in this new state and citj
such wonders can bo wrought. It does np
pear singular that the extremes of civilUa
lion should thus meet , combine and com
mingle. Within the corporation of one of thr
most modern cities in all its appointments
with its thousands of people of wealth ant
fashion , and distinction , amidst all th <
luxury and refinement , may be seen dail ;
thu most simple anil primeval savage , gazinj
with a blank expression of wonder at tin
doings of the "Boston man" then to sci
from tbo adjacent forests specimens of the
American black bear , or the sulky , sullen
vicious cougar jassing ever and anoi
through the city corporation , does appea
somewhat paradoxical , but American en
crgy push and determination must accoun
for it all.
"I understand this is u timbered country , '
eaid a visitor from New York City , who hai
arrived iu the city some time during th
"Timber , " said a timber cruiser who over
heard the remark , "I should remark , stran
ger , there are Berne timber out hero in west
crn Washington. Don't you believe it , pard
unless you like to , but I have seen section
of land out bore in these woods that yo
could cut 40,000,000 feet of timber off an
never miss it. "
The stranger remarked something abou
fish stories and walked into the hotel.
It is nevertheless the fact that there are
few sections of land which will scale 40,000
000 feet board measure , but there would b
little or no saw timber left on the lam
nnd these sections are scarce. Ther
nro any quantity of quarter section
that will scale from 0,000 , < K)0 ) to 10,000,00
feet of good Mr nnd cedar timber. The Quee
City Realty and Investment company i
now about to consummate a sale of twent
sections ot timber land all in ono body th
finest timber in the world , which will seal
from 34.000,000 to 110,000,000 feet of lumber t
the section This is an exception , howovei
for such a large body of land all iu ono blocU
The cedar shingles from here rank the higl
est in the market , many shingles now bein
shipiH > d to northern Indiana and Mlehlgai
and taking the place of soft pine shingles.
_ A. B. BALL.
In the lllark Hill * .
The advent of favorable weather has stin
\ilated activity in all lines in the Black Hills
Prospectors are abroad in the laud nnd no'
mining claims are being filed.
The Dead wood smelter contemplates 111
croction of a sixty-stamp mill in Strawberr
gulch The ore , which is of conjrlomerati
will bo treated at the stamp mill , and th
tailings and concentrates treated at tli
smelter 1'rof. Carpenter bus had i
operation for the past six mouths a twent. !
stamp mill at the Two Bears mine and JIB
practically demonstrated that this motho
is the best to handle the ore froi
the Two Bears and other Strav
berry properties owned by the company.
Prospect irs in the Custer pnak district ar
quite Jubilant over a recent discovery mad
on the Amazon property , owned by Stovi
Ilreyer , Pat Kllloren , O'Brien and Putorsur
Iu doing their annual assessment work a
open cut was started and in this the dii
covery was made. Development of the fin
was commMiced a few weeks asro. th
oHn | cut was extended to a width <
fifty feet , the entire face of which 1
now in ore. A shaft is now being sun
Iu the cut , nnd at a depth of lif ty feet'cros
cuts will bo run to determine tlio extent c
the vein. The ore is a honeycombed quart ;
gold bearing , free milling and of high gradi
to Judco from the pan tests.
Dr N Lelien , K. P. DjJson and Joseph 1 !
Bishop , the Miuucupolis gentlemen wtio ii
spected the mica projiertles of the Souther
Hills u few weeks since , have purchase
four claims near Point ot Hocks owned by ,
B. Dlckover , C. O. Fargo and J. M , Hentc
of Hot Springs. The price paid is suppose
to be in the neighborhood of $2.1,030.
n ItrL'Utrittmil ,
The great problem on the coast is the ei
forcement of the Geary law. The act goi
into effect fully on May f > . nt which tin
every Mongolian without a certificate c
registration is liable to expulsion from U
country. There are CO.OuU Chinese in Ca !
fornla. half the number residing in Ss
Francisco , and about 1,000 have token 01
ccrtl'icatrs. If thu law is enforced after tl
nth of May , practically oil thu Chinese mu
bo arrestou , lodged Iu some secure place at
then shipped bnelf to China. To carry o
this scheme will require a largo oxpendltur
nud ftra > the present Unn | > er of the Chine
it will not bo douo without some depora
rctlatanco , which may easily load to mob
violence The great majority of the Chinese
in California would hare obeyed the law had
it not boon for the order of the Six com
panies forbidding thorn to register. No
American can understand the power which
the presidents of the Six companies wield.
There is talk in San Francisco of Indicting
tlifl president of the Six companies for con
spiracy to violate a federal law , but it Is Im
probable that this extreme measure will bo
taken. The leading Chinese believe that no
wholesale arrests will occur on that date ,
for they say a test cane will bo made of the
first arrest In New York , which will occur
ncveral hours before any arrest could take
place here , and that an appeal on this case
will stay action under the law until the
United States supreme court decides
whether the law Is constitutional or not.
Tim Mineral Outlook in Iiliho.
The low price of silver is having u disas
trous effect on low grade mines in Idaho.
News comes from the northern section of the
state that several more mines have closed
down. It is feared others will discontinue
operations as the outlook for an advance In
silver Is not cheering. When a mine closes
down and is allowed to fill up with waterthe
daniagn Is very great ; still , this is what the
owners will be oblised to do , as they cannot
afford to keep large pumps going to keep it
out of nonproducers. However , there are
many rich gold mines in the state , and they
will bu developed this year with unusual
vigor. That there will bo a good , healthy
market for this class of mines is now as
La to last fall placer mines wore discovered
on Daggett creek , fifteen miles south of
Idaho City. Two men spent the winter
drifting and made money. Many locations
of wound have been made there lately , and
it is exjiected that a good many men will find
employment as soon as the season opens.
At Hooky Bar Ilobcrt Brainard and Miles
McMillan , who have a lease on one of the
Adam ( ioltsch mines , are taking out largo
quantities of good ore , and will do well
when they get it milled. Philip Hipper Is
also extracting good ore from his mine ,
which will be sent to the mill when the
roads are open. Work is going on in several
of the small mines at the Bar , but the Kl-
more , on which there is a TiO-ccnt stamp mill ,
has ceased working entirely , and it is not
known when it will resume.
Pete.Li. . GlDlins , a pioneer of Owyhee
county , Idaho , who mined In the placers in
Blao Gulch thirty years ago , and was ono of
the original locaters of the Ore Pine , the
first quartz mine discovered on the War
Eagle mountain , is dead.
The HurllnKiiin llttcimlon.
There is every evidence that the Burling
ton advance into Montana this year will be
active. Preparations for construction work
are well advanced. Hegarding the move
ments of the company's managers at the
front , the Bllliugs , Mont. , Gazette of recent
date says :
'T. E. Calvert of Lincoln , Neb. , superin
tendent of the construction of the -B. & M.
lines , and Tobias Castor , right-of-way agent
for the same coriwrution , reached Billings
Sunday from the south. The mission upon
which these gentlemen como to Billings is
apparent , and durimr their stay in the city
they have been industriously taking notes ol
proposed locations and right of way for the
B. iNi M. extension. Coupled with the special
survey which is working up and down the
river from Clcrroont. there seems to be
plenty of ground for Billings people to an
ticipate the early arrival of the B. & M.
within our city limits. Of course it is 1m-
liossiblo to learn anything sure from these
avant couriers of thu north and south rail'
road , but it is asserted that the depot
grounds , shops and yards for the coining
railroad have been definitely located and
that In a few weeks the location will be
made public. It is a most probable con
elusion that the B. & M. will run its mail
line into Billings , making this place it !
division headquarters and general supplj
point for its further construction to Great
Falls and northern connections. "
Gold In the Sniulbox.
A chunk of excitement was turned loose In
Umatllla , Ore. , recently by the discoverj
that the sand used on Union Pacific locomo
lives contained a great deal of gold. Tin
sand was obtained near the Columbia river
twelve miles from Umatilla. The railroai
has been getting sand there for years fo
use on all locomotives on the Pacific division
and the supply is inexhaustible. The fire
man who made the discovery claims to b
able to % 'pan out" $4 worth of gold per day
The Portland Oregouian says the discover ;
Is no discovery at all in the sense of belli ]
something now. Prom whore Snake rive
loaves the Rocky mountains to where th
Columbia enters the ocean there is gold ii
the sand. This Las been known for years
and the Snake river bars have been persist
cntly worked by Chinamen and those wh
were willing to labor lor small wages , whil
numerous machines have been invented fo
separating the gold and the sand. The dll
ficulty is that the gold is extremely fine an
its separation from the sand difficult. Eagc
gold hunters on the sand dunes of the C <
lumbla will soon discover that there is mor
money in almost any form of labor than i
panning over those drifted sands.
A Trrrlllo Winter.
A resident of eastern Washington , wril
ing to a friend in Omaha , says : This ha
been ono of the most terrible winters I hav
ever experienced ; snow began falling N (
veinber 20 and continued until there wet
five feet on a level. At the present writiu
the ground is covered to a depth of thre
feet. Our cattle have eaten their heads o
because feed Is scarce ; but when I tell yo
wo are burning green wood with plenty (
dry wood a quarter of a mile from the hou ;
but cannot get a team to it , you will reali :
what a terrible winter it has been. Tl
ground is not frozen ; buds are bursting ar
the catkins are in bloom on willow an
quaklngasp. Wo anticipate a magnified
a unil N > l > rn kans.
C.V. . Hyatt has offered the Fremont Fla
James E. Porter , a pioneer of Beatrice ,
dead at the age of 70 years.
The new plow factory at Douglas turnc
out Its first completed plow last week.
The Kearney Broom factory turns 01
about 100 dozen brooms u week , and is unao
to supply the demand.
A high wind at Haiglev blew away 1,0
feet of the canal fiume across the Arickan
nud did considerable other damage.
The foundation has been laid for a no
Episcopal church at Do Witt. The structui
will be completed during the summer.
A carload of binder twine , the first shi
inent of the season , was sent to Wlchlt
Ivan . by the Fremont factory last week.
Nebraska City police found a whole far
ily , consisting of a man and wife and thn
small children , in a beastly state of intoxic
Survivors of the battle of Shiloh to tl
number of fifty hold a reunion at York lai
Thursday. Ex-Governor Thayer was wil
' Hov. Mr. Brooker , the cowboy preache
closed u series of revival meetings at Kea
ney last week. Nearly 100 people professc
The Table Hock Gr.iud Army post he
ordered tablets for the soldiers' graves an
will have them in the cemetery in time fi
Miss Dell Dundas of Auburn was throw
by a runaway team across the doubletree
but she had presence of mind enough 1
hang on and stop the horses. She wasn
hurt in the least.
The Cass county commissioners hai
ordered the Bank of Greenwood to pay i
terest on the county deposits or the coum
will withdraw its uei > osits , amounting :
75.000. This action is the result of a lot
dispute , which is now being settled in t )
Twelve high schools competed in the or
torlcal contest at Ashland. In the oratoric ,
class Ira Heasoner of Ashland received fir
prize aim William H. Hill of Nebraska Cil
received second prize In the dramatic cla
Elizabeth Jaquette of Plattsmouth was fir
and Lillian Jenkins of Pawnee City was se !
ond. In the humorous class Hose Hyers
Plnttsmouth received first place and Add
Crabtree of Ashland second placo.
The act passed during the closing hours
the last congress , providing for the survi
and transfer of the Port Handall mllita :
reservation iu Nebraska to the state f
school and other purix > ses , is as follow
"That the odd number * * ! sections In the IK >
tion of the Fort Haudall military reserv
tion situated in the state of Nebraska , aft
the same shall have been surveyed
herein provided , may be selected 1
the state of Nebraska at any tic
\Tllhlii ono .vrar nftcr tlio filing of the onicial
pint * of survey in the district land onicc its
n part of the land * granted to tutld nUton *
S'-liool ' Indemnity for school lamU lost In
| ilat-o .indcr the provisions nfAnAct to Pro-
vldn for tlio Admission of the Slnte of Ne
braska Into the Union. " npprovod February
St. ISO" . Provided. That 110 existing lawful
rights underany of the Innd laws of the United
States providing for the disposition of tlio
public lands shall bo prejudiced by this net :
And provided further , That Raid lands shall
bo nccepted by said stale of Nebraska In full
satisfaction of lawful claims now existing ,
or that may hereafter arise , for school land
indemnity for a corresponding number of
acres , uK > n assignment of the bases of the
claims by description nnd selection
hi accordance with the regulations
of the Interior department within
the period of limitation aforesaid ; such
selections to bo equally distributed , so far ns
practicable , among the several townships.
Seo.tU. That the even nura'icred sections ,
nnd all of the odd numbered sections In said
reservation not selected under the provisions
of section 1 of this act , shall be open to
settlement under the homestead law only :
Provided , That before said lauds shall bee
o | > oned to settlement under this section the
secretary of the Interior shall appoint
n commission of three disinterested
citizens of the United States , who
shall appraise said lands and flx
the value of each quarter section , and
jwsons who may take such lands under the
homestead laws shall pay for such lands in
three equal installments , at times to be llxed
by the secretary of the interior , nnd they
shall also comply with all provisions of the
homestead laws of the United States. Sec
tion U That the secrefiry of the interior be ,
nnd is hereby , authorized and directed to
cause the lands embraced in that part of the
said military reservation of Fort llandall in
the state of Nebraska to bo regularly sur
veyed by an extension of the public surveys
over the unsurve.ved portions of the same.V
( U'liiTHl NrwR of tlip Writ.
The Pennsylvania company is preparing to
ship oil from the wells on Salt creek to Cas
per , Wyo.
Over 1,200 carloads of oranges have been
shipped from southern California since the
1st of January.
Samples of Casper. Wyo. , asbestos sent
efst are pronounced of first quality and as
saleable as gold or wheat.
A chunk of crystalized soda weighing2.R40
pounds , from the soda lake near Laramie ,
will be shipped to the World's fair.
The Deseret paper mill near Salt Lake
City vas destroyed by lire , causing a los. < of
0,000 , upon which there was little insur
The attempt to prosecute boodlers and
bribers in the Idaho legislature was u lizzie.
Witnesses refused to squeal umleroatlt , fear
ing they might incriminate themselves.
The famous Cornstock mines at Virginia
City , Nov. , are holding out remarkably well.
Nearly 00(1 ( tons of ore were taken out the
last week in March , assaying S-S.ll per ton.
A number of Butte capitalists are figuring
on utilizing the water power of the IJIg Hole
river for operating machinery to generate
electricity for all purposes in that city. The
cost is estimated at $1,000,000.
The Wyoming Live Stock commission has
decided upon the regular round-up , but the
dates have not been announced. Owing to
the limited means at the command of the
commission inspection will not bo as exten
sive as heretofore. Cheyenne and Aurora ,
Neb. , are inspection points.
Central Wyoming sheepmen held a meet
ing at Casper to arrange about shearing.
Owners of 400,000 head of sheep were pres
ent. Two hundred and fifty thousand will
be sheared there. 00,000 at Douglas and 40-
000 at Lusk. The rest will be sheared at
private pens and at Ilawllns.
A twelve-foot vein of native silver has
been found in tunnel b in the Rogue rivet-
region of Oregon. The lode has been traced
through three tracts. Piles of silver ore
can be found along the railroad , where it was
dumped by the tunnel diggers , who had no
idea what valuable stuff they were handling.
Sonth Dakota is going to have quite a
large agricultural exhibit at Chicago if the
number of samples of different grains is any
criterion. There are 2,100 bundles of grain
and each bundle is wrapped separately in a
piece of paper and tagged , telling who it was
grown by , the yield per aero and the county
it was raised in.
During tlio past two years tS,000 worth of
gold has been taken out of the Annie mine in
the Bohemia district , Oregon. Tlio mine
has been worked only at short intervals
during this time , and mainly during the last
year. One mill is running already nnd
another will be started as soon as possible in
the spring. A lively mining season is ex
pected in that district this summer.
In Nevada the wholoeountry is now pretty
thoroughly saturated with moisture. Very
little irrigation will be required on the
ranches in the valleys until late in the
spring when nil crops are well under way.
The ranges for cattle , horses and sheep arc
also all right , and with warm weather there
will be feed for stock from the valleys to tin
highest of the mountain tops , where only
an Angora goat can po.
Some ere from the Carbonate , on the Loop
near the mouth of the Metliou river. Wash
ington , is being assayed , especially foi
copper. It carries also about two hundrei :
ounces of silver and $3 in gold. The ore is
sprinkled all the way through with -coppei
jets. A tunnel has been driven in 110 feel
and at the end a twenty-foot shaft sunk
The ere body widens out at the bottom ol
the shaft , showing there about four feet o
There has been some big clean-ups of goli
from the sluice boxes in the neighborhood o
French Gulch , Shasta county , Cal. It :
Olney Gulch , in addition to all-around good
product from all the mines , ono box con
tallied a nugget worth ovcr400. anothci
of about $200 , several hundred dollars it
smaller nuggets , and $ .TOO iu dust. Willian
Jones , while making a clean-up of his placei
diggings on Olney creek , near Heildiug
found two lumps of gold weighing foOO and
$300 , besides taking out about K)0 ) In smallei
pieces and dust.
After a year's unsuccessful effort to collec
Mrs. Fannie G. Henderson has entered sui
in the United States court for life insurance
of & ! 0,000 , carried by her husband at the tlmi
of his death. Henderson , who was brough
to this country from Texas especially to taki
charge of a cattle outfit in a rustler roc-Ion
was killed by n desperado with whom ho hai
trouble several times. The man who did tin
shooting came to tlio ranch after having beei
driven away. .Mrs. Henderson tried to keel
her husband from meeting the lighter
Henderson went out to the b.irn for a talli
The visitor filed once and in a minute Hen
derson was a dead man. The insurant'
company holds that Henderson took an uu
( iooil Tmnplttrg.
Friday night , April 21 , Lite Boat lodge No
150 will present a farce comedy with a ruusi
cal program , In CJoodrich hall , Twenty-fourtl
and Paul streets. Almost marvelous is th <
prosjicrity attending this band of Good Tom
plars , not only in memberahip but In genera
interest and accomplishments. Tickets wil
bo on sale this week. Kemeinber date am
Improvement Club Moot * .
The West Side Improvement club held i
meeting Saturday evening at Forty-fourtl
and Leavenworth streets. The paving o
West Leavenworth street , among othe
things , was discussed. A mooting will bi
held again next Saturday evening , at whicl
it is hoped ail members will be present , a :
. matters of importance are to bo considered
Make Up Your MI ml to ( in.
A special excursion to North Galveston
Tex. .will leave Omaha April 11 , ibM. He
markable Inducements are offered. For par
ticulars apply to D. D. Smeaton , agent , roon
17 , Barker block , Omaha Neb.
Effect of the Automatlo Oouoler Bill Paisad
by the La t Congress ,
- M i.
WILL COST THE ROADS FIFTY MILLIONS
* / /
lint U Wilt rrrritnl TtiotKniiilf nt f'ntiU
ArcldpnU nnd Crm-J Injurled Some
sturtlhiR ricure * n tlio Sub
ject of C'uUrilor * .
WASHINGTON- . C. , April " . [ Special Cor
respondence. ] By January 1 , Isl'S , every
railroad in this country engaged in interstate
traffic must equip Its locomotives with a
l > o\vcr driving-wheel brake and appliances
for operating the train brake system , so that
brakemen will not be obliged to use the
common hand brake ; must equip all cars
with couplers , coupling automatically by Im
pact , which can bo uncoupled without oblig
ing Drakcmcn to go between the ends of the
cars ; may refuse to receive from connecting
lines cars not equipped as indicated , and
must provide all cars with secure grab-irons
or handholds on the ends nnd sides of each
car for the greater security of braKemen en
gaged in coupling and uncoupling cars.
These are t be provisions of an act of con
gress approved March 2. The penalty of
any breach of the law is 103 and the en
forcement of it is left with the Interstate
It Is estimated that this act will cost the
railroads of the country fr > 0,000,000 , or prac
tically 10,000.000 a year. The number of
cars all ready fitted with automatic couplers
is inconsiderable something over 107,000 ;
freight and company cars 117,000 , passenger
cars 20,000 and leased cars 23,000 in round
numbers. According to the latest statistics
of the Interstate Commerce Commission the
number of cars in the United States Is some-
tiling over 1,215,000 : freight and company
cars 1OH4KX ( ) , passenger cars 2S.OOO and
leased cars 153,000 In round numbers.
IlptnlU to Ito Observed.
It does not follow , of course , that the first
group of figures , the number of cars fitted
with automatic couplers , will remain un
touched by the new legislation , for uni
formity must be observed , and consequently
a large proportion of the 107,003 cars already
equipped will have to undergo repair. On
the other hand , the number of cars equipped
with the Master Car Builder's coupler.wlnch
is the single kind most generally in use , and
which satisfies the provisions of the bill , is
also large. It does not follow , either , that
the tendency to uniformity will be in
the direction of this coupler , as the
railroads are left perfectly free to
decide of their own volition which , of all the
4.000or more couplers which have been in
vented , is the most inexpensive and satisfac
tory. But whether or no it is evident that
over a million cars will have to be equipped
with new couplers , to say nothing of the
grab-irons and hand-holds. And as the aver
age expense is . " > 0 per car , any one can
figure for himself that the total outlay must
be In the neighborhood of T > 0.000,000. Of
course , the new cars , which number some
thing over 1,100 passenger cars , and something
thing under 45,000 frei'gut and company cars ,
annually , can bo equipped according to the
act of congress , as fast as they are finished.
Necessity fur the I.nw.
This legislation has been several years
coming. It has been much debated in con
gress , and committee reports , sections of
presidents' messages and planks in party
platforms have been dovoted'to Its support.
It is almost inconceivable that so many rail
road employes should bo killed and maimed
in a year lor the lack of safety appliances
The argument for the bill was well set forth
in one of the senate reports. It said :
The total number ot railway employes Juno
30 , 1890 , was 740,301.The number killed ( lur
ing the your ended on that date , was 2.451 ,
and thu number ltiunil | ( was'J'J,300. Of the
above total of 749,301 employes , 153,235 wore
directly engaged in HID train service , of whom
1,459 were killed and 13,122 injured. That
Is to say , out of every 105 men directly en
gaged In tliu hundlltiff of trainonu was killed ,
and out of every twelve men so employed ono
was Injured. In fact , It Is proved by tbo
statistics that the total loss in killed and In
jured hi eight yeir.Is : equal to thu total num
ber of men engaged In this .service at any ono
. This fearful tale of suffering , of homos
loft desolate , and of widows and children bo-
reavud , appalling as it is , dons not denote the
only loss borne by the railroad employes of
the country. The danzors of tliolr culling
have caused them to associate themselves In
relief societies , and the loss or Injury of a
member not only anpcul- the sympathy of
Ills fellows , but , necessitates a contribution
from their hard-earned wagus.
The government annually expends nearly
f 1,000,000 for the safety of those who ROW
sea In ships. It is a well known fact that the
crows of these vessels are largely iillons , with
out families or homes In this country ; and
whllo no criticism of this fact Is Intended by
this statement. It seems proper In this con
nection to bear In wind that the railroad em
ploye is generally of the American soil , tu
the manor born , nurtured and bred an Amer
I The need was expressed by ono of the
switchmen whoso testimony was quoted. He
I You want to understand that the switch
man's llfu in the day time has an even chance
but the inun who works after dark has not tht
ghost of u show under the present system ol
things. All ho has U a little bit of u liiuu
lantern which throws a light ten or twe.nt >
feet. Ho goes in to make a coupling , und In
does not know the conditions that exist there
lie does not know whether It Is n Janney or i
lllnson , a Dawling , a Ire.\el or some othei
kind of a di-uwbar. We want something uni
form something that Is standard wo waul
something made on thu sumo model all the
way through und nothing eUe.
C'ostx More Tlmn Mrn.
The antagonists of the bill objected that
the expense incident to carrying out its pro
visions would bankrupt some of the rail
roads and that American inventive genius ia
so fertile that couplers of n uniform kind
would hardly bo adopted before newer and
better ones would necessarily como into
vogue , aud there would occur the tremcnd
ous exiKmse all over again. To these poiuts
the supporters of the measure replied thai
the expense was inconsiderable for a rail
road capitalization of more thatL 10,000 , .
000,000 , and that railroads which could nol
bear this expense might well go lute
bankruptcy ; and uli the while the ap
palling array of figures showing the
number killed and wounded could bj drawn
upon and they are indeed almost beyond
comprehension. This has been the leadim
motive in the matter , for tbo legislature o
Massachusetts , which has rei > eatedly urged
this legislation upon congress , has just now
given to Edward A. Mprteley , a citizen of tin
Old Commonwealth and. secretary of the In
terstate Commerce commission , a unanl
mous vote of thanks for his service in tin
cause of humanity ; for to him , more than t <
any other one person , ( s due the success o
the national legislation.
AVlIt Hardly Ho lEvpmihut.
I have inquired in several quarters of late
whether there is any prospect that this ac1
of congress would be repealed or made les :
binding in any way upon the railroads. 1
would seem not. The platforms of lioth tin
chief political parties declared for it Tin
republican convention1 ritMlnneapolis said :
We favor olHrlout legislation by congress ti
protect the life and Jimbs of employes o
transportation companies engaged In carry
Ing on Interstate comiuvrct ) .
The democratic convention at Chlcagi
said : i .
We favor legislation-by congress and slat *
legislatures to protect , llm lives und limbs o
railway employes , and those of other hazard
ous transportation companies , nnd denounc
thu Inactivity of thu republican purty , ini
ty st Highest of all in Leavening Power Latest U. S. Gov't Report
tmrtlctilurlv n rriiubllcun ormitr. forrnuMng
the Or f CM of inrniure * hcni'dml fttul protoc-
tlt1 ( o IM * i'liii of wBgo-piirnnr * .
Tlio 200,000 railway employes who are
members of Inlwr organisations , and the
Nxi.ooo railway men who are not. suptKirted
the measure , of course , with great feeling
and vigor. And It passed the senate by n
vote of iw yeas to 10 nays , and the homo by
a vote of HI yens to SI nnis , nnd this
though the circumstances of parliamentary
leadership and of lack of time at the close
of a session were on the other side.
IIcur rrt-ftldrnt Clevelnnil Spent YeMerdny
III Wilmington , llel.
WILMISOTOX , Del. , April " . President
Cleveland , Secretary Greshatn nud Sena
tor White spent a quiet day at Mr. Bayard's
home , Delatnoro Place , and save for a
stroll this morning around the grounds sur
rounding the comfortable old homestead ,
they remained in doors until ! ) :0."i : o'clock this
afternoon. At that hour they finished their
luncheon nnd the family carry-all or drag
was brought to the frout door. Mr. Bayard
and Secretary Gresham took the driver's
seat nnd the former held the reins
over the two chestnut bays with
docked tails. President Cleveland and
Senator While sat on the seats behind nnd
faced each other. These seats run length
wise of the carriage , which can accommodate
six in addition to those on the driver's scat.
Mr. Bayard at once touched the horses with
the whip and the party started In a west
erly direction for a drive. As they started
Mr. Gresham took a cigar from his mouth
and resumed n story which he had evidently
been telling at the luncheon table. He began
by saying : "I was just irqitii ; to tell you
about that other" the president was smiling
and the entire party appeared to bo in tin-
best of humor. Several of the men who had
been waiting around the house to catch a
ulimpse of the party lifted their hats and
the salute was returned bj the president
As the party left the house Mr. Bayard
was again asked whether there was tiny
significance attached to the visit. He re
plied that there was not and that the gentle
men had merely come here for a few days'
rest , which they were getting.
The drive extended along the romantic
Brandywine and back through the city. At
Ninth and Market streets the ambassador
to England pointed out bis law office and the
old Bayard mansion , and one square beyond
Ninth and Shipley streets the party viewed
the federal building , which is in the course
of erection The drive lasted just one hour
and u half , and at 0 o'clock the party took
dinner. This evening was spent in Mr. Bay
ard's cosy library ' 1 hero were no callers
during the day and no one was invited by
Mr. Bayard to meet the president.
It was expected that the distinguished
visitors would attend services in Old Swedes
Protestant Episcopal church this morning
and several thousand persons surged around
the gates of the old churchyard. None of
the Bayard family or their guests , however ,
appeared. Old Swedes church was built in
lO''S ' and the Bayard family are regular
attendants. It is probably the oldest church
in use in this country. The father , mother ,
first wife and other relatives of the ex-
secretary of state are buried in the adjoining
Mr. Bayard s < iid this afternoon that he
would sail for England in about a month. "I
will have to go about then , " he remarked ,
"and will place my Wilmington residence in
charge of a friend. "
The ambassador will bo accompanied by
his wife , and in London will probably be
Joined by the two daughters who are now in
The presidential party will leave for
Washington at S o'clock tomorrow morning
in Vice" President Thomson's private car ,
which will be attached to the Southern fast
mall. The train will arrive at the national
capital at 10:42 : o'clock.
Orguiil7ed n Now Hiinlc.
NEW YOUK , April .I. The National Union
bank of this city , which is being organized
by the leading financial interests hero , has
tendered the presidency of the institution to
Congressman Joseph C. Hendrix , president
of the Kings County Trust company , and he
has accepted the position. The new banlc
will open for business June 1 in the Mutual
Life Insurance company buildiag on Nassau
street. It will have a capital of 1,200,000.
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U. S. SENATOR I ! . 1 GIBSON , of Louislaun , died from lllieumatlc Oont nt Hot Springs , Ark. ,
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