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The Interest of the Rail
roads in the Present
The Ancient Republican Sup
reme Court Judges Will Not
Resign For Awhile.
tfen. Grant Really in Danger ot Los
inir the Princely Income of the
Amonnt Donated For His
Senator Sanlsbnry'g Peculiar Suit For Slan
der—The Prosecution in the Swaim Trial
Gets in iv Evidence.
Thinks Hia Silver Bill Will
Pass— Discussing State Militia— The
Bankruptcy IMU to Come up
SHOT OVS QUAKASTIXE.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Washington*. Dec. 18. — Dr. Outten, who
has charge of tbe medical department of the
Watja&h system, and who has been in attend
ance at the meetings of tbe national board of
health, was asked to-night: "What is the
relationship of your railway medical depart
ment to the national board of health?"
"Well," he replied, "if you remember
anything of the bhot gun quarantine estab
lished along some of the railroads in times
pa«t, you most know that we are greatly in
terested in all tbat points to such watters.
In the time of epidemic a man going over
the Iron Mountain roa3, for instance, would
find himself brought under the operations of
half a vlozen separate and distinct quaran
tines in a day's ride. Perhaps these bad no
rclationg wiUh each other, no interchange of
bills of health, but acted independently and
caused great annoyance and delay. Now,
don't you suppose it would be greatly ap
preciated by Uie railroads if there was a well
organized uatjonal system of quarantine un
der the intelligent direction of a national
board of health, to be put in harmonious
operation during a time of the epidemic?
We would like to see that take the place of
the old metriode. Travel isn't encouraged
by the appearance on the station platforms
of committees armed with long poles to
punch a stranger getting off, with the admo
nition: 'Here, you son of a gun, get back
there; you can't stop here.' "
"There is also to be said about the interest
we as physicians connected with the railroad
service have in such a gathering as the one
just closed," said Dr. Jackson, taking up the
conversation. "We are as certain to have
cholera in tbi3 coun try as summer is to come
again. The prevention of panics and tbe
provision for proper precautions are of the
greatest importance. The medical depart
ments of these railroad systems are able to
reach the thousands of employes di
rectly, and when we reach them
we reach their families, too. We shall
have to tell them what to do, and our rela
tions are so close with them that they will
take tbe advice given and follow it. By co
operation with the national board of health
we can do much toward controlling the in
fectious disease and lessening its ravages, so
we are here to get all the information we can,
to be fully prepared to do our part when the
Dr. Outten bad considerable experience at
tbe St. Louis quarantine, iust after the war.
with cholera. To show bow the die
ease mijjht be checked, he said tbat,
with patients dying at the rate, of a score a
day or more, and with a large number of
negro troops there, a rigid system of disin
fection and prompt attention to the first
symptoms resulted in putting a complete
stop to cholera among these soldiers in ten
days after the matter was taken in hand.
The disease was then prevalent in South St.
Louis and continued so long after it was
stopped at quarantine.
AGED SUPREME COURT JUDGES.
Information from reliable Boureee, mostly
derived from personal Interviews and from
intimate friends, is to the effect that there
will be no resignation of judges in any of tbe
courts at Washington before the 4th of March
next to permit President Arthur to place Re
publican jurists on tbe bench who would
serve during the next Democratic adminis
tration. It had been supposed up to this
time tbat Associate Justice Brady, of tbe su
preme court of tbe United States and two or
three juderes of the supreme court of the
District of Columbia, would resign witbin
the next two months, as they have or will
within that time reach the age of seventy,
and will have been more than ten years on
the bench, which wjuld entitle them to retire
on full salaries for their lives, but it now
transpires that none of these judges will re
tire, all evidently having hopes of living
till another Republican president will appear
In Washington to appoint their successors.
©kn\ grant's straightened circcmstakces.
A gentleman intimately connected with
Gen . Grant and conversant with his business
affairs was iv this city tbis| week, and was
asked if Grant really needed the pension
which be has just declined or tbe salary of a
general on the retired list His reply was:
"Grant does need it, and if he doesn't get
put ou tbe retired list he is liable to find him
self In a very few years really impoverished.
His house in New York is not enough to
meet Vauderbilt's claim of $150,000. xnd all
the property he has left is hit* house in Wash
ington on lowa circle, which has been rented
for $1,800 a year. He bas a salary of $10,
--000 a year as president of the Mexican
National railway, but any annual election of
officers may throw him out of that. He is
getting 6 percent interest on the $250,000
raised for him a few years ago, which
amounts to $15,000 a year, but be won'tget
that long. He only gets tbat under the
guarantee of Drexel, Morgan «fc Co. The
fctock doesn't pay it. When the subscription
was made the first name on the list was that
of Gov. Morgan for $5,000. Tbe largest
subscription was Jay Gould's $25,000. When
the $250,000 had been raised the question
arose as to how it should be invested Gov
ernment 4 per cents, were proposed, but
they would yield less than $10,000 a year.
Gould was then pushing Wabash us, and tbe
preferred stock was paying eight per cent,
annually. Some of the subscribers urged
tbat the money be invested in Wabash.
Jesse Seligman objected. Any railroad stock
he 6aid was subject to fluctuations which this
fund ought to be safe from. Besides, if the
Investments were made in Wabash Jay
Gould would cause tbe information to be
circulated all over Europe that the Grant
fund was invested in Wabasb because of tbe
exceptional security of that stock, and he
did not want the fund used to advertise any
man's railroad. The result waa a
compromise. The •fand was in-
Tested in Wabash stock upon
Drexel, Morgan <fc Co. guaranteeing 6 per
cent for ten y«ars. Gould used the fact of
this investment all over Europe to boom bis
railroad, and having worked the market suf
ficiently on one «ide, sold 6hort and let the
stock drop, which it did till last May it fell to
18. The guarantee of 6 per aent expires in
about three years, and then the $250,000 will
cease to be worth anything. Tbe $450,000
which wu raised for Grant while he was gen
eral of tbe army b« «unk in Long Branch
real estate speculations with Tom Murphy.
Lite ?esult of Long Branch lots, Wabauu
stock and Fernando Ward Is that Grant ha*
extremely slender provision) for the future.
Senator Eaulsbnrj is a pay bachelor of
eixty-seTen winters, upon whom the belles
of Washington have for long yean tried
their batteries in vain. His brother sena
tors often joke him upon his continued re
sistance to the blandishments of the fair and
false. Recently Senators Beck and Hampton
and some others got up a story that be bad
made an oath in 1960 never to marry until a
Democratic president was Heeled, that be
bad lone; been smitten with the charms of a
youthful beauty from one of the eastern
states, and would lead her to the altar on the
day that Cleveland was inaugurated.
This fiction they Lave circulated far asd
wide, and the consequence, a3 Senator
Saulsbury say», is that every pretty eirl be
has flirted with in tbe last ten years now
looks at him as if she expected him to get on
his knees and declare himself at once. He
says he must do something Immediately to
protect himself, as be may be confronted
with half a dozen suits for breach of prom
ise. He has, therefore, engaged Senator
Push, of Alabama, to bring suit for be&vy
damages against Beck, Hampton and others
THE SILTEB DKCCSSIOX.
Judge Buckncr, chairman or tbe bauktog
and currency committee, in a conversation
with Secretary McCullock, expressed a belief
that his bill to suspend for three years the
coinage of silver dollars would become a law
this session. It Is certain one of the first
amendments offered will be to strike out the
three years clause so as to continue
the suspension until further legisla
tion. Inquiry among members of both
bouses failed to find any great
amount of expectation that anything is to be
gained by an attempt to galvaoizc it: to life
the so called international silver conference.
It is not for a moment believed that cither
England or France will enter into un agree
ment which would bind them to inert-*-, the
coinage of silver. England does not want it
and France has as much as die can do to
maintain her already large Mock of silver at
par with gold.
As soon as an opportunity is presented
Representative W. 11. Cox, of North Caro
lina, will ask the house to set apart a day for
the consideration of the bills now pending
before the committee of the whole respect
ing state militia. One of these measures,
that introduced by Mr. Connolly, of Pennsyl
vania, authorizes the secretary of war, upon
the application of a governor of a state, to
detail an officer above the rank of first lieu
tenant to act as instructor of tactics, etc.
The other bill, introduced by Mr. Strait, of
Minnesota, and strongly endorsed all over
the country, fixes an annual appropriation
for providing arms, equipments, etc., for
tbe militia at $600,000. The bills were re
ferred to the committee of the whole bouse
on March 19 last
TnR BAXKHUPTCY 111 LI..
Representative Neill received last night a
memorial from the merchants exchange of
St. Louis asking for the passage of the bank
ruptcy law. .This is at variance with most of
the memorials on that subject winch come
from the west. The sentiment of the ea?t Is,
co far as these petitions indicate it, in favor
of the law, while the expressions which
come from the west on the subject are op
posed. The St. Louis paper will be presented
to-morrow. The committee on judiciary
will probably ask for a suspension of tin
rules on Monday for th- passage of the bank
ruptcy bill. Th'_- Lowell bill is the one now
before the committee, and Mr. Mayburn says
that he learns that the British parliament
passed a bill almost identical with it last
January and reports its operations to be su
SECRET OK NOT.
The senate committee on foreign relations
met to-day and discussed without action the
resolutions which have been offered looking
to tbe consideration of the Spanish treaty la
open ses6iou, and the removal of the injunc
tion of 6ecrecy from the Nicaraguan canal
treaty. The prospects for the adoption of
either proposition appears to be growing less
daily, and of those who favor the abandon
ment of the secret session in these instances
succeed in abolishing it it will be aft. a
Oltter and determined struggle, as Senator
Edmunds is said to be very much opposed to
throwing open the doors. Senator Van Wyck
will call up hi» resolution providing for the
consideration of the Spanish treaty in open
session at the first opportunity.
The annual statement by the bureau of
statistics regarding the exports of the past
year 6hows that the direct exportations of
wheat from Chicago have been 912,328 bush
els, which exceeds any of the twenty-five
ports mentioned, save New York, Boston,
Baltimore, San Francisco and .Willamette,
Oregon. Tbe wheat shipments of the year
from New York were 20,000,000 bushels,
from Baltimore 15,500,000, Phila
delphia 4,500,000, Boston a little
over 1,000,000, San Francisco 15,000,000,
Willamette, 3,000,000. Of corn Chicago's
direct exportation* were 3,354,G43 busticls,
Boston 4,500,000, Baltimore 5,500,000, New
York 19,000,000. Of the 9,000,000 barrels of
flour exported 2,000,000 went from Boston,
4,000,000 from New York.and 1,000,000 from
San Francisco. Tbe number of gallons of
alcohol exported in tbe year was 3,£J»7,052,
Cologne spirits 39,558, bourbon wbibky,
2,595,901, rye whisky 834,057, all others
44,443. The exports of leaf tobacco were
192,130,820 pounds, valuVd at $17,405,232.
THE SWAIII COURT MARTIAL.
[Western Associated Press. |
"Washixgton, Dec. 13.— The prosecution
in the Swaim court martial rested their case
this morning with the examination of Gen.
David B. McElbben, who simply corrobo
rated the testimony given by Col. Morrow
Paymaster General Rochester was called.
He Identified the letter written by Col. Mot
row asking to have bis (MorrowV) pay
stopped, except as to Washlntrton. The ac
tion witness took in regard to tall letter was,
be said, to instruct his chief cl erk to write
all paymasters to stop paying Morrow's
pay accounts until further orders;
except as to Washington. This order was
issued about the IStu of April, ISS3. In
answer to a question by Gen. Groitvenor,
tbe witness said at that * time be did not
know Morrow's accounts bad been duplicated.
He said he might have known it through
newspaper rumors. He testified the practice
in the war department when it discovered an
officer had overdrawn or duplicated bis pay
acounts, was, until a year ago, to call on the
officer for an. explanation. Since then the
custom has been to report the facts to the
deputy. He added it has not been the cus
tom of the paymaster's deputy to take notice
of mere rumors. The witness said Col.
Morrow had asked that matters be so ar
ranged that bis pay could not be drawn
except as to Washington. Hence be had or
dered his pay stopped at all other places. He
did not know at the time that there was any
thing wrong with Morrow's pay accounts.
Major. A. D. Carey, of the paymaster gen
eral's office, was next witness. He testified
to having received Morrow's letter _in
tbe absence of Gen. Rochester,
and to having taken it to the secretary of
war; also, that the secretary bad declined to
have Morrow's name put on the stoppage
circular, but bad said he had no objection to
having paymasters notified tbat Morrow's
accounts were to be paid only at Washington.
Tbat had terminated bis connection with the
matter. He did know at the time tbat Mor
row's accounts were duplicated. He first
learned they were from a newspaper dispatch
in May, 1883. Adjourned.
TH* AKLANTIO AND PACIFIC LAND GRANT.
The conferees upon the bill for the forfeit
ure of the Atlantic and Pacific land grant,
held a final meeting to-day and disagreed.
The bouse conferees refuse to assent to any
provision which would send the question to
REVOLUTION AT CORBA.
The secretary of the navy received a cable j
THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBR SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14.1884:
message this morning from Rear Admiral
Davis, at Nagasaki, announcing a rerolntion
in Core*, tod asking that the United States
vessels Terentcn and Oesipee should go there
The conference committee on the bill de
claring the forfeiture of the. Atlantic &
Pacific land rraot had a meeting to-day and
agreed to report to their respective houses
that they were unable to agree.
A number of members of the bouse were
in Up: chamber this morning answering let
ters and discussing the probabilities of legis
lation during the present session. The gen
eral opinion is that no legislation of import
ance, beyond the appropriation bills, will be
Senators Logan and Cullom bare united In
rccommendlne the reappointment of Post
master Palmer at Chicago. There Is talk of
an effort to fret the appointment of Assistant
Postmaster Squires as a non-partisan, with
the hope that he may keep the position daring
the regular term.
Effort* will he made Monday to suspend
the rules and fix a day for the consideration
of the McPbcrson bill, allowing banks to
issue notes up to the full value of their bonds
deposited, also the Dingley bill, allowing tbe
investment in United States bonds of cur
rency deposited with the treasury to secure
A leading conservative Democrat cays
there Is undoubtedly a more friendly feeling
for the project of putting Gen. Grant on the
retired list, If it can be accomplished, among
Democratic senators and members than
among the Republicans. Bills in bis favor
Lave been twice defeated through the opposi
tion of Republican members of the military
committees. Southern numbers of congress
have almost universally expressed themselves
In favor of such a measure.
It is learned here to-day that the cause of
the unceremonious refusal of tbe appropri
ation committee, last session, to put a clause
in the sundry civil I ill to pay Qallct Kil-
Imißl verdict against John G. Thompson,
rx-sergent-at-arms, was because of a letter
written to a member of the committee, by
Mr. Kcrr, of the §tar route prosecution, say
incr that the verdict was obtained by fraud
and bribery and with the knowledge of
Thompson. The letter has caused a good
deal of stir. and there It tail: of an investi
Bob InjyersoH's Prediction.
(Special Telegram to tbe Globe. |
Pittsbuko, Pa., Dec. 13. — Col. Bob Inger
eoll passed through the city to-day en route
to Washington. He is willing to bet $1,000
that Arthur will not be senator from New-
York. Said he: "Arthur is a genial good
fellow, a threw d polilieau, and has made an
excellent president, but there is an under
current of opposition to him in New York
which will not let him into the senate. 1
think that either Warren or % Everts will go
into the senate from New York, but there
are elements of discord which Mr. Arthur
could not draw tocclher.
■ * , ,
Imperial Telegram to t He Globe.)
Chicago, Dee. 13. — Commencing to-mor
row the Northwestern mil place a dining car
on It* Dakota train, going north, leaving
Chicago at la. m. The car will be cut <>ft* at
Brookin::*. where it will be attached to the
couth bound train, arriving at Chicago at I
Milwaukee & St. Paul passes of the issue
"fl v 'l. except those issued to railroad of.
licers. will not be honored after December
31, Annual pauses to railroad officials will
be good until January 15.
The Central lowa railway has cut down
work la its shops at Marshalltown, to tiv
days of eight hours per day, instead of men
or reducing wages.
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